You Said It, April 13, 2014

So glad Mesa County is breaking barriers and showing how progressive they are by getting rid of all female senior managers and putting white men in the three new management positions. The only women in charge in the county are those who were elected. Maybe Tom Fisher and the commissioners can throw us back another 100 years and ban women from running for office by the next election.

Let’s try this. Give Mrs. White a raise. Fire the teachers that grade on whether or not Johnnie is the quarterback. Fire the entire school administration staff. Finally, get rid of the two Board of Education members that wanted to fire Mrs. White. Now maybe, just maybe, Johnnie may become educated.


For those of you wanting teachers to be paid on performance, how would you like to have your pay based on the evaluation of the administrators at Grand Junction High School?


At least we elect our sheriff. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder “interprets” whatever he wishes to push through the Democrats’ political agenda. What is wrong with the left-wing Dems in this country?


It’s easy to solve the panhandling problem. Quit giving money to them. Your money will be better spent donating to the businesses that offer assistance. And make the “spare change doesn’t make a change” signs bigger and brighter.


Regarding the panhandling, which has become a degrading and demeaning focus in our otherwise beautiful Grand Valley: Are the people who provide the bicycles, pull carts, trailers and “sympathy dogs” to panhandlers not to be held responsible for their role in furthering the unfortunate reputation that Grand Junction is the perfect mecca for a “get something for nothing” mentality? I applaud the City Council for doing what they can to stop the madness.


The absurdity of gambling in De Beque. Mesa County has the highest unemployment, the lowest wage scale and Nevada is a mere seven hours away. Do they think high rollers from Aspen and Vail will travel to De Beque to spend money?


I just saw the beautiful vision for Matchett Park. I understand that the city needs money to build it and Las Colonias. What I don’t understand is why hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent and thousands of people submit input and nothing is done. It is fine and good to “vision” an urban oasis but to do nothing after all that money is spent is just a waste of taxpayer money.


To the letter writers who chastised the Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers over the recent controversy when a teacher showed some religious information to students, what would your response be if the religious content were Muslim, or Buddhist, or any of the other non-Christian religions in the world? Would that be okay with you? I think, perhaps, these writers might find themselves being hypocritical.


The growth of Colorado Mesa University over the past decade has been good for the Grand Junction business and cultural communities as well as for the students. However, the college has achieved this in part through some unnecessary and unfair bullying methods that have hurt a number of little people who can little afford it. There are property owners who have cried foul over some of CMU’s methods to expand to the west and there are small business owners who purchased leases in CMU-owned retail spaces who were bullied out of aspects of their lease agreements. Campus growth is welcome, but some of the hard-ball, lack of regard for what is fair and right methods are unnecessary.


In Denver, tax forms are available in public libraries. Great idea! Is it possible in GJ?


Thanks to the Grand Valley Transit driver who allowed the two female ducks to cross the street safely in front of Mesa Manor this morning. I was behind you and initially couldn’t figure out why you had stopped and then I see two waddlers. Smiling!

We just returned from a trip to Florida, and I have never been so ashamed to say I was from Colorado. It seems everybody thinks everyone from Colorado is a pothead! After three comments I stopped saying where I was from.


Thanks to the driver that cut me off on North Avenue this morning, April 1. Next time you won’t be so lucky. It is people like you that cause accidents. I hope you have good insurance because the next time you will be in an accident. And you have the nerve to fling the bird at me?


A couple of days ago when loading purchases into my car in Sam’s Club parking lot, unknowing to me, I dropped my Sam’s card. A kind and thoughtful person turned it in to customer service. Thank you for your kindness.


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Sunday morning: What did Jesus mean in the Parable of the Sheep and Goats?

Matchett park master plan was developed with grant money.  There must be a plan and it does take money.  In some cases not taxpayer money.  Pay attention!

White should be fired if the highest grades in her class are D’s and F’s!  Teach em up or find another job!

And don’t give us some BS about administrators telling a teacher to pass the kids so they are eligible.

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