You Said It, Aug. 11, 2013

I find it surprising that the very people who use trucks to ship their peaches and produce are passing petitions and everything else they can do to stop Halliburton and Fram from using C Road. I guess they are no longer going to ship by truck — appears it would be controversial to do so. Possibly they are going to ship their produce by bicycle, but they have not proposed anything to make bicycles safe on that road. They should be looking at creating and saving jobs in the area instead of their special interest.

What happened to children not being allowed to start school without proof of immunization? It’s protection for the child, children in the classroom, teachers. God gave man the knowledge to prevent diseases, parents are ignoring that. Why?


Let me get this straight. Phyllis Norris, Marty Chazen and Sam Susuras, the chambermades on City Council, saw fit to install Duncan McArthur on council even though 56.8 percent of Grand Junction voters voted against McArthur in the April 2 election, and he was rejected once among council members? How do the chambermades justify appointing McArthur after he was so clearly rejected by voters?


I find it unbelievable that Sam Susuras now believes that Rick Brainard exhibits classic signs of an abuser. I was in the City Council meeting before Rick was sworn in. Sam Susuras was basically the only flag waver for Rick Brainard. There were many of us in the audience telling him that Rick Brainard had already exhibited signs of being a classic abuser. Shame on you, Sam Susuras.


A huge thanks to the kind man with two young daughters who stopped to help me change my tire after a blowout on Seventh Street. His experience with cars got me going five times faster than I would have myself and got me to work on time. It saved my Tuesday from a terrible start!


Why are the homeowners and our city not being fined for having weeds growing out of control? They are taking over the roadsides, empty lots, etc. The people and our city have a responsibility to remove them. Grand Junction, take care of our city.


Scott McInnis for county commissioner. Surely other politicians with more integrity and virtue than him will step forward. Jared Wright, Laura Bradford and Rick Brainard come to mind.


I disagree with the Democrat who is disappointed in Governor Hickenlooper. Why is it that you lefties always want to find a “moderate” Republican to replace your liberals? We know there are really no moderates in your party, don’t we? The only thing that will get this state and country back on track is a true conservative. Period!

I would like to thank the Elliott family for once again putting on a fabulous Taco Bell tournament. The hard work you put in really shows and helps create a terrific family experience for many tennis players from across the nation. Thank you so much, and I can’t wait for next year.


I am 87 years old and need to rest during the day. My neighbors have a little yapping dog. I don’t mind a yap or two, but on and on and on? It seems like they would get tired of it. I think you know who you are. Please be kind and put a muzzle on it.


Special thanks to the retired U.S. Marine Corps man who stopped last week on Ronlin Drive to ask if I was all right while I was pulled over on the corner checking out an address I had to find. He said he stopped because of the Marine Corps license plates and bumper stickers on the car and was just doing his duty by checking to make sure I was fine. Thank you so much, you are a good one, Semper Fi.


Despite the hero worship article on the defrocked Tour de France champion, it is comforting to see that Major League Baseball put a “lance” to the career of one of its celebrity players. For generations, the two names will be intertwined as in “Lance Armstrong: the Alex Rodriguez of cycling and Alex Rodriguez: the Lance Armstrong of baseball.”


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