Printed letters, June 13, 2012
I was happy to learn that Grand Junction has received a grant to improve the airport terminal. Then I read that the first thing to be built is a new administration building.
What benefit to the airlines or passengers will a new administration building would provide? How will such a building improve the operations of the airport?
It seems to me that priorities are wrong. If improvements to the terminal are to be made in stages, would it make sense to start with passenger waiting areas, ticketing areas, aircraft parking and boarding facilities, luggage handling, security facilities, etc.?
A new administration building should be the last priority. Such a building will add nothing to the actual operation of the airport or to the passenger experience.
MICHAEL Z. LOWENSTEIN
Barbara and Garry Brewer are leading lights in community
For the last six years, I have had the privilege of working for Barbara Brewer in the Mesa County assessor’s office. In that time, I’ve come to know both Barb and her husband Garry.
Both are generous, kind and compassionate individuals who, while not waving their faith like a flag, live it in a way that is both inspirational and motivating.
Barbara is the ideal boss — fair and firm, fiercely protective of her people, and equally protective of each individual within her organization. She is also the best assessor Mesa County could ask for: committed to accurate and equalized valuations, expecting the best from her people and doing all she can to facilitate that level of performance in any way possible.
Garry Brewer is cut from the same cloth: thoughtful, considerate and gentle as a lamb. Garry and I happen to share a love of history. He makes me feel like a fellow traveler on history’s path, rather than a straggler.
He is a large man, but when you are in his presence, that is not the impression he leaves you with. He makes you feel as if you are the most important person in the room at that moment.
That any member of our community could think ill of Barb or Garry or could use the horrid phrases Jerry Hunsinger used to describe Garry strikes me as incongruous to the character of the man I have come to know. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Garry is friendly by nature. He offers a hand to anyone he comes across, drawing that individual into his embrace.
Is it possible his gesture was misinterpreted as aggressive by an individual who obviously harbors an intense dislike of Garry Brewer and his leadership in local party politics?
Nonetheless, I want to firmly stand on the record saying that the Brewers are among the finest people in our community.
The citizens of Mesa County, whatever their political affiliation, are blessed to have such wonderful individuals among us.
Liberals always find others to blame for our problems
I’m going to save Democrats a lot of time and heartache by saying, “Liberals, save your breath! We in the real world already know that when it comes to America’s problems, nothing’s your fault.”
When gas prices went up under President Bush, you couldn’t stop blaming him. But now that it’s higher under President Obama, you can’t quit tripping over the other side of your face on your way to making excuses for him.
And we know the trillions in debt Obama’s created by giving much of it to unions had to be done because Bush went to war to defend America.
But I’m confused about something because liberals keep blaming the war for Obama’s debt.
When President Bush was shooting off million-dollar bombs daily, fighting the wars in the Middle East, his deficit spending was only $500 billion yearly. So why has Obama raised deficit spending to $1.4 trillion when he’s only had clean-up duty in the Middle East?
Never mind. I just figured it out. It’s because oil companies are making six cents off every gallon of gas while state and federal governments are only taking 40 cents a gallon.
How stupid can I be? It’s not our government’s fault, even though it won’t quit robbing taxpayers. It’s all America’s corrupt business owners’ fault. Thanks for helping me see the light, liberals.
More outrage is due over DOW funds loss
A $32 million dollar “accounting” error and The Daily Sentinel reports that it “likes” Mike King? Are you kidding?
More than $30 million in public money disappears on Mike King’s watch and the Sentinel doesn’t have anything stronger to say about him?
I have to say that this editorial makes me sick to my stomach, especially at a time when our schools are struggling. Think what District 51 could have done with $32 million. Geez.