Thursday, July 18, 2024

DEI and Trump Debacle

Proving once again women can be just as incompetent as men.

Does anyone else notice how no Democrat Senator or Representative is howling for an investigation? Or, are we not hearing them?

As always, YMMV

Friday, July 12, 2024

Something Different and Not Political


Leadville Railroad

My Sister (Sisty) and I are railroad fans from our youth.  To celebrate my 80th trip around the Sun, she treated us to a trip on the Leadville Railroad.

The trip was interesting, the fellow passengers mellow and friendly and the staff went overboard making sure everyone was enjoying the adventure.

 In no particular order here are a few pictures taken.

Thank you Sisty for a great day!

As always, YMMV

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Green Scream, aka, Tough Shit Snowflake

 Loper Bright Enterprises v Raimondo

Listen to the environazies scream. Maybe, just maybe, we can take our country back from these unelected “we are smarter than you” trust fund snots and want to be tyrants.


The trucking industry, among others, will jump on this ruling like a transplanted wolf on a newborn calf. Another interesting question is how will this affect the government mandates on EVs?


/(1946) The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) governs the process by which federal agencies develop and issue regulations. It includes requirements for publishing notices of proposed and final rulemaking in the Federal Register, and provides opportunities for the public to comment on notices of proposed rulemaking.Aug 17, 2023

 This came about to end the excesses of FDRs New Deal and the many draconian measures taken in WW II – the Constitution be damned. One example. USA citizens, of Japanese, German, and Italian descent put into internment camps.

More Emperor Polis for POSTUS 


Another trust fund snot puts in his two cents.


While I’m enjoying watching the (P)regressives circle firing squad formations as Biden reneges on his private promise to be a one term president, I remain convinced the election will be determined by those counting the votes.

Bankruptcy and Downsizing

Every day there seems to be one or more stories of business declaring bankruptcy, Chapter 13 reorganization, closing locations, and completely dissolving the businesses.

 Restaurants and retailers seem to be the majority. COVID, over regulation, taxes and inflation seem to be reasons. Question? How will the laid off workers, the franchise owners, and the stockholders vote for this upcoming election?

Sorry,  forgot the election will be determined by those who count the votes.

Well, Shucky Darn

My YouTube Premium subscription stopped working.  The videos played but the comments didn’t display. Assuming Windows 7 was corrupted, rebooted, ran all the AVG stuff, etc. After finding a way to report the problem to YouTube, submitted a report. Gobsmacked! Two days later everything is back to normal.

Why Windows 7? Because I can sort of use it. I have a second computer with Windows 11. Little of that program makes any sense to me.

Trust Fund Snot Wet Dream - Jackson Hole


As always, YMMV

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Intifada, My Ass


Who funds this?

Occasionally Colorado Peak Politics puts out a good opinion piece.

Paid Protestors

My personal point of view is Israel should tell the world to fuck off. They are fighting for their lives. My question is why Jews in the United States put up with these protesters?

 What would have happened in 1930’s Germany if some Jews, WWI veterans, had shot the marching storm troopers?   

Might I suggest a place to see a clear view of what is happening in Israel?

Boots on the Ground

Go Woke, Go Broke

Tractor Supply stepped on their pee-pee.

Woke to Broke

They have another issue; chick brooders. Every spring baby chicks are for sale. Someone thought it would be a good idea to ditch the old way of holding chicks for a new brooder. Too bad the new ones don’t work.

No, just no! 

Loper Bright Enterprises v Raimondo Supreme Court Decision

This just may save our country from the Federal Bureaucracy ramming radical agendas down our throats. A great explanation is at Washington Gun Law. The video is somewhat scrambled but the good stuff starts at about 4:28.

Lawyer Speak

UP 4014 6/30/2024

Met up with Dr Jim (Every Blade of Grass) near Tie Siding, WY to see the steam engine pass. Rolling downhill it was so quiet it was on top of us before we knew it. It didn’t help I was talking his ear off.

Later I drove back roads to Cheyenne. We drove past several miles of this fence. We: Banner and I.

Heaven Help Us – Emperor Polis Edition

Common knowledge Emperor Polis wants to be President. With Biden stumbling, speculation runs wild.


 For the past year he has been working to create an image as a contrarian. No, he is a born Boulder (P)regressive. He re-branded himself from Shultz to Polis.

 More Wyoming

Where things get done.

Social Security

The average lifespan for someone born in 1944, from one source, is 65.2 years. Just 3.2 years past the earliest one can start collecting. Where is the rest of the money paid into over a lifetime? We read all the time that Social Security is going broke? How is that possible when the swamp “borrows” from Social Security? As collateral, they use government bonds backed by “The full faith and credit of the United States”. If Social Security is going broke, does that mean all those bonds are worthless?

 Since I’ve now lived 13.9 years past my life expectancy, does that make me a useless eater along with being a Deplorable?

Perhaps the best part of turning 80 is outliving my enemies. Per Clarence Darrow:

"I have never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure."

Preach it brother.

 As always, YMMV




Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Courts Are Our Last Resort

 Hurrah for three branches of government and courts

A huge wind farm blocked by lawsuits from local residents near Tie Siding, WY.


This will be long and ugly. If the Orange Man wins, this will probably be abandoned.

Dr Jim may remember this Tie Siding sight.

Pissing Contest

A fight to rename Wyoming’s Devils Tower to something else.

Not so fast

An example of woke bureaucratic mind set.

The committee urges Haaland to "take action" to rename Devils Tower as Bear Lodge, suggesting she has unilateral authority to do so. The recommendation claims the Secretary of the Interior can rename a geographic feature if the U.S. Board of Geographic Names "does not act within a reasonable time" when a proposal is submitted.

Small problem. Way back Wyoming carved an exception. Nothing can change without Congressional approval.

Local Politics

Lauren Bobert wins her Primary race. Sister Kink goes down in flames.

Ms. Bobert switched Congressional Districts and handily won the Primary over five other (entrenched Republicans). The Donkey winner is a certified leftist. The District has been a Republican seat for the past 5+ elections. Since Uniparty Ken Buck resigned early, a place keeper was elected to serve out his term.

Sister Kink only drew about 1/3rd of the vote. I doubt she will just fade away.

The winner, Perry Buck, is an entrenched Republican. That said, she is a decent person.

As always, YMMV


Friday, June 21, 2024

Old Pilots, and Bold Pilots - You Decide


A fatal plane crash at the airport where I learned to fly  many years ago caught my attention. Yes, I’m going to second guess the deceased.


From the article.

The flight data shows the aircraft circling in the vicinity of the airport for 25 minutes before the crash.

The Steamboat airport is tricky. North-South oriented, it is 4,500’ x 100’ with a nasty drop off on both ends. There is a high ridge to the East and a mountain to the South. That said, less than twenty miles West is the Yampa Valley Regional 10,000’ x 150’ with clear approaches.  Twenty miles beyond that is the airport at Craig 5,600’ x 100’. If the pilot had enough altitude to circle for 25 minutes, he certainly could have reached either airport.

Model Citizen – DUI not withstanding?


Sadly, am all too common story. At least he didn’t kill anyone.

Wolves, Again


What is missing is wolves take the easiest prey available. Like domestic calves. What is also missing is wolves don’t have boundaries and will leave National Parks as they please. 

Sister Kink and Hardball Politics

As I’ve written before, I was once her boss. I recommended her for manager of a used car lot we opened in Windsor, CO. There, she became acquainted with Dudley Brown, founder of the Rocky Mountain Guns Owners. She successfully won two terms in the Colorado House of representatives. Term limited, she won an at large Weld County Commissioner. She lost her try during the primary to run for the newly created US House of Representatives seat. Now she is up for re-election. Her opponent is a GOP insider, former wife of Ken Buck, a five term Congressman who decided not to run again.

That picture is certainly unflattering.

My calling her Sister Kink has nothing to do with sex. I never knew, or cared, about her personal life. What griped my ass was her insistence in putting some twisted kink in every car deal. Not illegal, but also unnecessary.

My point of view was; people come to the car lot to buy a car. Let them!

Lori seemed to need to complicate every deal. I should add Lori didn’t appreciate my management style.  In that she had a lot of company. The owner wasn’t a fan of my management style but was a fan of my results.

Will I vote for her? Likely. An outsider with attitude vs the comfortably entrenched appeals to me.

Well Cared For

Pita is one of Banner’s neighbors. She rides around like a queen and ignores Banner. He shrugs, as three other female dogs in the building are all over him when they get the chance.

As always, YMMV


Monday, June 17, 2024

It is For Your Own Good, Deplorable


                                                What passes for a Double Stack

Inflation as a World Dominance Tool

We in the USA are too overweight and consume far more than our ‘share’ of the world’s resources. So say academicians and the ultra wealthy supported by settled science (studies they funded) per WSF’s conspiracy theory.


The solution involves inflation. While benefiting the Federal Reserve ponzi and enriching hedge fund operators, the goal is making food, and daily needs so expensive relative to incomes people will get thinner and consume less resources.

The elites will, of course, have a carve out. Someone needs to stay healthy and have time to oversee the bulk of humanity.

Disclaimer: None of this is original thinking on my part. 1984, Animal Farm, and other books do a better job.

Why does socialism have such an appeal to the college crowd? Part of nearly all curriculum includes reading Edward Bellamy’s “Looking Backwards”.

 If you have read this far without vomiting, thank you for your patience.

Colorado Politics

Despite outward appearances, I don’t think Colorado is deep blue. If it were, why are the (P)regressives hell  bent on shutting up any opposition?


Little help from the so called Republicans will be forthcoming. They so much love their circular firing squad; they don’t offer any coherent opposition. Jon Caldara, a person I admire, offers an explanation.


We have two more years of Emperor Polis (unless he is our next Vice President). Just maybe enough Republicans will pull their heads out of their asses and put together a slate of candidates who are not bat shit crazy and turn Colorado pink, if not red.  I won’t be holding my breath.

Greater Idaho

Since most counties in Eastern Oregon have, by vote, said they want to leave Oregon, will that happen? Will Eastern Washington follow? Does Idaho even want them?

The Weld County, WY movement is dormant, for now. One of many problems is the question, why would Wyoming (population 500,000) want Weld County (population 300,000) with many residents who don’t share Wyoming values?

No Shit, Sherlock

A significant study reveals that plant-based ultra-processed foods are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, suggesting a need for dietary shifts towards less processed options.


Explains Current Events?

Stay Alert

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil

walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

1 Peter 5:8 NKJV


Big Boy

As frequent readers know I’m a big steam engine fan. The Union Pacific has announced an expanded 2024 tour to include the Midwest. 


The logistics of these trips are staggering. All water  towers are long gone. Often the UP partners with local fire departments to fill the tender. Diesel locomotives are included, primarily for braking. Spare parts for the passenger car obsolete brakes are long gone.

 As always, YMMV