You Said It, April 20, 2014

I think the Palisade peach would be a great state fruit. Now we just need to choose one of our great politicians to be the state nut.

To whoever thinks you’re entitled to MY newspaper, that gets put into MY box up the hill from the Molina post office every Wednesday through Sunday, I pay for it, that makes it mine. Tell you what, I will install a newspaper box especially for you with the name “Cheapskate” on it and as soon as I’M finished reading MY paper, I will put it in YOUR box and you can read it every day! On ME!

 

It’s interesting to see people taking pot shots at CMU for doing what we all want them to do: grow. From new professors to plumbers and roofers working hard on all of the new buildings, think of how many of our neighbors are working because of that place. I say keep it up, Mavericks.

 

Best way to minimize panhandling transients is to enforce no loitering, no illegal camping and no sleeping on and monopolizing downtown and park benches.

 

Declining wages, thousands of jobs lost, skilled workers leaving in droves and the worst housing market in the state. Do any of our so-called political leaders (all conservative Republicans) have a plan for getting the local economy back on track. Anyone? All I hear is the sound of crickets chirping.

Thank you to dog companions/owners who are doing such a great job cleaning up after their dogs in the city’s parks and along the Riverfront Trail. Please consider extending this courtesy to some of the area’s “rural” but heavily used trails. For example, the first quarter-mile of the Gunnison Bluff trail outside of Whitewater is getting treacherous. Please bring along a baggie and clean up after Fido, just like you do in town. All the hikers will benefit! Thanks!

 

The crazies want a stranger with no law enforcement experience elected sheriff and a guy with an extensive criminal record elected congressman. We know they’re just doing Glenn Beck’s bidding but these things don’t even pass the smell test!

 

What is up with all the horrible drivers in this town? The Business Loop between 30 Road and Fifth Street is like being in a NASCAR race. People speeding and cutting you off. If the city and county want some more revenue, start handing out more tickets.

Contractors, handymen, roofers, workers, it’s springtime and the work is picking up. Just because you like the radio up so loud it can be heard a block away doesn’t mean those neighbors that might see your work and hire you enjoy it. You aren’t getting paid to listen to the radio so loud you can hear it over a chainsaw.

 

It is sad that the only Christian, over-the-air broadcast channel, channel 25, has been discontinued. For those of us unable to afford cable television this was the only source of televised Christian programs in Grand Junction. What a great loss.

 

Regarding the availability of tax forms at public libraries in GJ: The most common state and federal tax forms have been available at Mesa County Libraries since February. If the library doesn’t have the form you need, they will find it and print it for you. Just stop by and ask.

 

Attention political ad organizers: Your ads and telephone polls have started way too early and we’re already annoyed. We have decided to vote AGAINST all politicians whose party is running the most ads.

 

To the person who left a note on my car in the parking lot of Boston’s regarding my usage of a handicapped parking spot. Not all handicaps are visible. You don’t know how many surgeries I’ve had in the last two years. You don’t know how painful every step I take is. My handicap permit was issued to me under a physician’s order. Rather than judging me for not being in a wheelchair, you should applaud me for making the attempt to go through life without one.

 

So sorry you were ashamed to say you were “from Colorado.” I’m going to guess you are not from Colorado, but rather transplanted here, because if you were really from Colorado, changing a marijuana law that was obsolete and disregarded since the ‘60s would not have been an issue for you.

 

For the second year in a row, I arrived home from a multi-day shift at work to find my irrigation ditch cleaned and dug out by my friends and neighbors on Florence Road. Your kindness does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Thank you so much!


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