Trouble on the Trail

A message received late last night about our Trail friend Old Man (aka CBob):

Hi All! I am Colorado Bob’s little sister. He asked that I let you guys know where he has been the last week.
He has not been feeling good for several months and last Friday called 911. He spent several days in the hospital and sadly they have told him he is in liver failure. We have called in hospice and taking things one day at a time. He has a good attitude considering the situation. If you would like to reach out to him via email, I will be happy to print them and take to him. His email is Thank You

Correction of his address was later sent by CBob’s “little sister:”

Robert’s email is


Demented Debt Deadbeats

“They’re gonna talk about big-spending Democrats again. Guess what? I reduced the deficit last year $350 billion. This year, federal deficit is down $1 trillion-plus. That’s a fact. And there’s gonna be hundreds of billions reduced over the next decade. But so what? These guys are the fiscally demented, I think. They don’t quite get it.”


“Like many Americans, I was disappointed to see the very first bill that House Republicans … are bringing to the floor. It would help the wealthy people and big corporations cheat on their taxes at the expense of ordinary middle-class taxpayers … This is their first bill and they campaigned on inflation. They didn’t say if elected their plan was to make inflation worse.”

“What in God’s name is that all about?


Can’t We Find Somebody Under 75 To Run For President?

Trump 76

Biden 80

When I look at the awful 2024 Senate map for Dems (twice as many incumbents as Republicans up for grabs) I’m thinking a half dozen or so whose polls show their voters don’t want Biden to run will go to him and say we love you, you’ve been a significant president, we’ll run on your accomplishments but you need to step aside. As a lifelong creature of the Senate he might listen to them.

Democrats have a strong bench of contenders. Let’s give them a chance to emerge.

I do love our Uncle Joe but it just doesn’t make sense to me for him to run again.

If he runs he’ll get the nomination and he’ll get my vote, but I hope he gives this thing a lot more thought.