You Said It, Aug. 18, 2013

Dear city and county regarding weed control ... you first.

Before the city and county start issuing citations for weed control, how about they set the example? For instance, drive B 1/2 road between 27 and 29 roads. If the fences are on property lines, all the weeds you see belong to one or the other. The jail is overcrowded, so let’s issue pink jumpsuits and shovels to the inmates and take care of the weeds (we are, after all, paying for their stay). The fresh air and hard work might do them some good.

 

I don’t think the increase in weeds can be blamed all on the rain. How about lazy homeowners, landlords who don’t care and business who take no pride in their establishments? Mesa County, not just Grand Junction, needs to have strict weed enforcement and fines. Have you seen our sidewalks on Patterson between 29 and 32 Road? Our county just looks trashier every year.

 

What has happened to our junk enforcement laws in greater Mesa County? This is a beautiful valley but heavily scarred by junkyards all over this county. Why are we so oblivious to yards and lots that look horrible?

 

Thank you to the beautiful “Rose” lady at El Bistro last week. I was dining with my neighbors and talked to the “Rose” lady. Told her we didn’t have any sweethearts to buy us a rose. She had three beautiful roses delivered to our table by our waitress. You were our sweetheart in disguise. Thank you for our great evening.

 

I’m starting to remember what it is about the Oakland Raiders that I don’t like. It’s their fans. Anyone who can punch a woman because she is a Bronco fan has got to be dumb as a box of rocks.

 

If Steve Acquafresca, et al, believe banning manufacture and sale of a dangerous drug will keep our children safe, shouldn’t we do so for alcohol as well as marijuana? It seems very hypocritical to not only allow but promote alcohol since it is more addictive and detrimental to everyone.

 

Thanks to the nice people that paid for dinner at McAlister’s Deli. It was a pleasant surprise. God bless.

 

The county has turned a paved and smooth Tiara Drive into a chip-seal mess. Tons of excess gravel, washboards aplenty and little mounds of loose gravel here and there. Makes you wonder if somebody is getting a kickback from the crushed gravel plant.

 

Why would the school district go out of town to have solar installed in four schools when there are several excellent companies right here in town? Something doesn’t smell right.

 

My personal thanks to the moron that scraped the entire side of my pickup in the mall parking lot in front of Target. When I parked no cars were within 200 feet! And you hit my truck? I wish I could afford to have it fixed.

 

Many, many thanks to the thoughtful and considerate person who returned my paid prescription to the 24 Road City Market pharmacy when I inadvertently left the prescription in the lower part of my basket. Your kindness and honesty is very, very much appreciated.

 

Kudos to those people at the Shell station with the Wienerschnitzel at First and Grand. Their funny ad on their TV-type billboard sign regarding Anthony Weiner is an absolute hoot. Left me laughing the rest of the way to work and then some.

 

It’s time for Hal Mason and Bill Voss to realize they perhaps are the ones who are wrong. That they are just disgruntled former county employees who have no clue as to how TABOR is calculated. Or perhaps maybe the Sentinel needs to quit feeding their pathetic egos with horrible journalism and biased reporting.

 

I would like to say thank you to the person who turned in my son’s lost iPod at Target on Aug. 7. I cannot tell you how much we appreciate it. I want you to know that my children are being taught the same value. No matter how big or how small, if it’s not yours, turn it in. So thank you.

 

Rumor has it that the president’s golf scores are bad because he insists that regardless of his lie all breaks must go to the left.


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