You Said It, April 21, 2013

I am willing to bet that instead of depending on politicians to come up with a balanced budget, we should send a half-dozen or so farmers’ wives and they could come up with a budget that works in less than a week!

Expecting a long wait in line at the free landfill day last Saturday, we were pleasantly surprised with the efficiency by the landfill to get “us in & out.” Great job, thank you.


ShareFest is a glorious event. In these times when many elderly and disabled people are ignored or shunned, ShareFest reminds us all that there are people who are Christians in every sense of the word. “Do unto others” is truly practiced by the ShareFest groups who strive to bring help and happiness into the lives of others.


Big thanks to the guy who turned in the $25 he found in a change purse at my yard sale. You`re an honest man!


Of course the chamber poobah want to retain Rick Brainard. His notoriety on the council can attract interest in business relocation. I can envision the likes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), trauma opthlomalogists and Everlast Boxing Gloves. Oh, let’s not overlook a Riverfront concert from the Black Eye Peas.


Wonder how many of the council people signing the petition voted for Bill Clinton once, or maybe even twice. Your hypocrisy is showing.


Would someone sell me on the idea of extending 29 Road to I70? It is absurd to be prioritizing something that is not needed. We have plenty of real estate to develop all over the valley. If the chamber of commerce and its board of directors have this much clout, we are in serious trouble.


To all of the law agencies: Please do something about the people running stop signs in the Ridges on the Redlands before someone gets killed.


Enough! Last week in Grand Junction a careless driver plowed into my sister’s small passenger car with a pickup in broad daylight while she was stopped at an intersection. She was injured and her beloved dog required amputation of a leg. We all know careless/reckless driving has become an epidemic in Mesa County, but the time is long overdue for a public dialogue and creative solutions to address this community disease.


Thanks go out to Coloramo Federal Credit Union for finally canning its “scream” commercial. After hearing it repeatedly for two or more years, often just after the radio alarm went off at 5:30 a.m., I now wake more pleasantly. Just wondering how long it will take for me to stop flinching when I hear their jingle.


Thanks to the Palisade High School students for having the mock DUI demonstration at the school. It is refreshing to have young people trying to make more people aware of the dangers.


It’s no wonder we have so many bullies in our schools. TV, newspapers and physicians are constantly vilifying those evil smokers. This is no joke. Ask most any smoker or overweight person and they have had an experience of hateful words or actions. It’s a different world we live in.


Evidently the young woman driving a green Honda Pilot thinks it is OK to throw her garbage out her window while waiting for a light to change. I witnessed her poor choices while waiting for the light to change at Walmart on Wednesday noon. Please let her know this is not the right thing to do.


I have to pay taxes on the benefit of an employer-provided car. I wonder if those who come from out of the country and receive transportation from employers are taxed on this benefit. Next year I will be taxed on my employer’s portion of my health insurance. I wonder if all of those who receive free health care have to claim and pay taxes on it.


To the cowboy at the Strayhorn Grill in Loma on April 11 who bought eight senior ladies lunch: We all thank you so very much for your generosity and kindness!


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“Would someone sell me on the idea of extending 29 Road to I70?”

29 road already goes past I-70.

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