You Said It Column November 02, 2008

• We learn more and more about Sen. Obama’s past acquaintances every day. It’s no wonder he has promoted “early” voting — then it’s too late to change your mind when you learn the truth.

• Exxon Mobile is making record profits while the rest of the country sinks into recession. There is something terribly out-of-kilter here. Could it be eight years of Republican pandering to the oil companies?

• I hope people realize that if they vote “for” all of the issues on the ballot, property taxes and the price of purchased goods will go up. With the increases in sales taxes, TABOR overrides, mil levy freezes, mil levy increases and mil levy overrides, it will be a whole lot more than our politicians are touting. It always is. Plus, as we have seen again and again, it’s never enough. You will have only yourseves to blame.

• Amazing. Americans are facing a possible recession yet Sen. Obama is able to raise $605,000,000 (yes, $605 million) for his campaign. This should leave every American asking “where did all that money really come from?”

• Gov. Sarah Palin is no less than a political wolf in sheep’s clothing. She has almost pulled off the “just a soccer mom-D.C. outsider” act. She is up to her winking eyeballs in the shady, smoked-filled rooms of deceptive politics. Too bad she had to take the low road in her attempts to enter presidential politics.

• Dear Sen. Obama: Just how many day cares, schools, and scholarships could have been funded with the money spent on your 30-minute television infomercial which was on seven channels during prime time?

• I think Sarah Palin and John McCain should switch places. She should be running for president and he should do the vice president thing.

• I am a registered Democrat, and I strongly support Obama, but I do not agree with what the protesters did on 12th and North streets when Sarah Palin came to town. Just because they chose to do what they did, doesn’t meant that all Democrats support what they did. I was quite ashamed as a person that lived in Grand Junction when I heard and saw what happened, not because I am a Democrat. 

• How can Obama take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States when he doesn’t believe in what it stands for? When he starts doing away with our rights, will anyone be able to dissent? 

• It is a strange thing how a party can, with a straight face, say that government is the problem and point to their eight years in office as an example. Then say you must elect them so they can continue to prove to you how bad government can be and how much you should hate it.

• Please don’t generalize the antics of a few to an entire group. Most of us, no matter what party, are respectable. To be fair, there are morons on both sides of the fence.

• Robocalls? Maybe it’s a bit late, but if you have phone service with lots of up-to-date features, you can simply block all these unwanted calls and not even know that they came to your phone. Just activate your anonymous call rejection feature and they are gone. The calls are completely blocked. After my third call, I looked in my phone information guide, and there were the directions on how to do it and then no more robocalls.

• If only the police would go after the out-of-state license drivers, that would help pay for the new police station they want. And the fiasco the city made of Seventh and Colorado streets they could fund a new police building.

• Who wants to live in a city or state with lousy, overcrowded schools? Those of you who do not have children in the public schools need to remember that your home values are impacted by the quality of the schools. The better the schools, the higher the value of your property.

• If you win $100 million in the Powerball after Obama gets his tax increases in place, you will pay almost $38 million more in taxes than McCain’s plan. Oprah, are you paying attention?

• A friend sent me a sobering e-mail. If Barack Obama applied for a job with the FBI or Secret Service, they wouldn’t hire him. Why? He would be disqualified for his known association with William Ayers, a known terrorist. To put this simply, if he were elected president he wouldn’t qualify to be his own bodyguard.

• To those of you opposing the building of a City Market at 12th and Patterson: You continue to overstate the traffic impact. A very large number of the vehicles that would use the facility already drive by that intersection two or more times at least five days a week and most weekends while on their way to and from work, church, the mall, the doctor etc. So, get real.


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