Printed Letters: July 9, 2014
Fourth of July parade sullied by King attack
We attended the Fourth of July parade on Main and thought it was great. So many veterans honored and people applauding them for what they had done.
What disturbed us were the people at the very end of the parade carrying signs about Steve King. The signs were written on pieces of cardboard, being waved by people in the back of a truck.
Were these people part of the parade? Had they entered it legally, or did they just bust in? This parade was to honor our country. It was not a place to air our dirty laundry. Is not everyone innocent until proven guilty? This was in very poor taste and didn’t belong there. Many people around us made these very same comments. Wake up Grand Junction and act like Americans. Give everyone a chance to speak their piece, but at the proper time and place. God Bless America.
Huge discrepancy in estimates between Peterson and others
I’m glad Peterson Plumbing has Jerry Hunsinger’s plumbing, heating and cooling system running perfectly; he must be in the top one percent of the population.
Several years ago I needed the services of a plumber to replace three bathroom faucets. I had already purchased new ones so the service was just for the installation. Not being a native of Grand Junction and finding so many plumbing services listed in the yellow pages frustrating, I remembered seeing Peterson’s bright red truck and called.
I set up an appointment with the company and when the company representative showed up I explained what needed to be done. He looked at each of the three bathroom sinks and checked the faucets to be removed and he also checked out the three faucets I had already purchased for the replacement. He pulled out his notebook and with a calculator told me it would cost $1,500 to install the three bathroom sink faucets. I looked at him in amazement and began to laugh, (I couldn’t help it) and asked, “Do you usually get this kind of reaction when you give a potential customer a quote?” He went on to explain that the calculations are standard for this type of installation job and all plumbing companies in town use the same codes. I thanked him and sent him on his way.
At work the next day I related the experience and the cost and a co-worker gave me the name of a plumbing company that’s family owned and has been in business in Grand Junction for years. I again arranged for an appointment and repeated the same process with the referred company. I held my breath as the representative gave me the quote: $350 total to install all three faucets. Sold. I’ve used Haining Cooling, Plumbing & Heating ever since.
Contraceptive cartoon missed the facts in Hobby Lobby case
I was deeply offended by the cartoon on The Daily Sentinel’s editorial page on July 1. The cartoon suggested that all contraceptives are no longer available to employees of these types of businesses. This is not the case. Hobby Lobby provides 16 of 20 contraceptives to its employees and had objections to four, which they believed terminates a life and that go against their religious beliefs. If you must promote this narrative in cartoons, at least give the other view. Also, check the accuracy of the facts in an issue this important.
Polis surprisingly quiet on immigration problem
Where are you, Mr. Polis?
Around a year ago Jared Polis railed on his Facebook page and in e-mails about the problem of “human trafficking,” the inhumanity of it all, and how it must be made a “priority.”
Now we are facing an overwhelming flood of illegal immigrant children crossing our southern border, caused by the Obama administration’s refusal to enforce our immigration laws, deport illegals, and secure our border. We have essentially laid out the welcome mat and the word has gotten around. Most of these kids are arriving with a “script.” The “coyotes” are getting $6,000 to $8,000 per kid and that’s part of why business is booming. But, I no longer hear Polis screaming about this problem or taking on Obama and his policies that have exacerbated the situation.
Or am I missing something? Polis, what say you?
Reader disagrees with recent Facebook and Target stance
I read recently that Target banned the carrying of firearms, included legally concealed ones, in its stores. And then I saw Facebook removed hunting photos posted by a Texas Tech cheerleader for violating their policy prohibiting images depicting “animal cruelty.” I won’t be shopping at Target anymore, and I have removed my Facebook page.