You Said It, April 22, 2012

Welcome to Communist America. Precedent has been set. The police can now kick down your door and shoot you (even if you are unarmed). Sleep tight, it might be your last night on Earth.

What? Somebody doesn’t see the same attractive Lincoln Park that I see. The trees and landscaping are beautiful — in fact it is the best in recent memory and I have lived here for 42 years. Keep up the good work, Parks and Recreation Department.


I haven’t had a raise in five years, and my income and benefits will decrease this year. Do I feel sorry for the county employees? No way. They’ve still got it better than most of the private sector.


Kudos to the county employees who are leaving, on principle, in face of cutbacks and loss of income. Their experience and competency will be replaced by novice hires.


Osama Bin Laden was living with three wives in one compound and never left thehouse for five years. It is now believed that he called the U.S. Navy SEALS himself.


With the winds we’ve had lately, I see a lot of tattered U.S. flags around town. Those who want to dispose of them can do so at the office of Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Riverside Parkway. Just inside the door there is a drop-off bin for the flags. For those of you who do so, thank you.


Everyone who believes Ann Romney didn’t have a housekeeper, cook, nanny, etc., while raising her five boys, please stand on your head. I know if my husband were a millionaire I sure would have.


Thanks so much to the kind people who found and turned in the set of keys I lost while hiking in Colorado National Monument last week.


So glad Steve Beauregard’s column is back. Sure did miss him while he was gone.


I agree with the person who complained about the TSA. I had an incident at the Grand Junction airport while putting my elderly mother on a plane. One of those “rent-a-cops” actually put his hands on me for getting too close to the boarding area while saying farewell to Mom. Unbelievable.


What a joy to watch the handicapped kids in the pool at Life Center every week. Amid all the laughter and water fights it’s hard to tell who’s having the most fun, the kids or the instructors.


To the delightful gentleman who was behind me in the Safeway grocery line recently: Please forgive me for being practically speechless when after exchanging a few pleasantries you announced to the checker that you were going to pay for my groceries. I thank you.


Budget cut? Adding one more child per classroom doesn’t mean one more child per classroom. What it means is using a ratio of children per teacher and eliminating a teaching position in almost every building.


To the person — probably from Fruita — who wrote in last week, all bent out of shape about the school board decisions to keep Scenic Elementary open, and their work on changing the boundaries of Fruita area schools — hello! These two decisions were not made in conjunction with each other. Your schools are both overcrowded, and thus the board had to make some tough decisions.


It would have been interesting to see a teacher salary comparison alongside the school administration salary comparisons.


Thanks to all the people who were concerned about the dog in the traffic on 32 Road on March 13. The dog eventually was safely rescued.


Houses are a creation of man. Trees are God’s creation. Consider well before eliminating that which cannot be duplicated.


I’m very fortunate to live close to the Orchard Avenue school. When school is out, I do walk around the track with my dog. If my doggie poops, I bend over and pick it up. Others need to start picking up after your dog or we could lose this privilege.


It’s interesting to see the non-residents ignore the signs and feel free to enjoy the private walking path around the lake at Lakeside. But when you fail to pick up and remove your dog’s droppings, you are being both rude and inconsiderate.


To all the hikers and bikers who come into our neighborhood (off South Camp) and park their vehicles on our sidewalks, in front of our mailboxes, and have their dogs literally relieve themselves in our backyards: Have some respect. I have yet to see bikers get off their bikes and clean up after their pets and, also, please stop cutting new bike trails on private property before you ruin it for all.


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