You Said It, Aug. 26, 2012

The city of Grand Junction needs a “no pandering” law like the city of Las Vegas. I’ve seen the same woman out in front of the North Avenue Walmart for two months now and with a different reason on her sign every other time. I once witnessed a man get out of a vehicle newer than mine, walk to the trunk of his car, get out his sign and walk to the curb to beg for money.

Has anyone else noticed some of the weird names in the Blotter? I’d do drugs too if my parents had done that to me.


It’s time parents of schoolchildren step up to the plate and start paying for the benefits of your children’s education. Why don’t all the families that ride a bus pay a small fee? I hear complaints all the time that, “We can’t afford it.” How about one less pack of cigarettes, one less trip to the fast food restaurant, one less snack, soda, beer or movie? It’s all about priorities.


It would appear that District 51 is using school busing to blackmail the parents and homeowners in Grand Junction.


I’ll bet we would find that video in cop cars helps the public more than the cops. If it were the other way around they would be begging for the money.


A number of television shows depict why police car dash cameras are important for any number of reasons. The Grand Junction City Council should support our police officers, and the public, by funding dash cameras, rather than give Colorado Mesa University millions of dollars to build another building.


I just got simultaneous calls from the Support Jared Wright Campaign and the Bank of Nigeria. My wife and I are writing a check to the safer investment. The extra cost for international postage isn’t that bad, after all.


The recent decision by the Augusta National Golf Club to extend membership to two successful women was long overdue. However, that decision feels like when a woman is given an overblown anniversary present such as a large car when what she really wanted was a walk around the park once in a while with the old man. Most of us don’t have the resources to play golf at Augusta National.


My daughter and I spent a few hours at the finals of the 2012 Enstrom Rocky Mountain Open at Tiara Rado golf course. We had the opportunity to stroll along a well-maintained golf course, see some very good golf close-up, enjoy a delicious and inexpensive lunch at the clubhouse, and eat plenty of free almond toffee. We’ll be back again next year! Thanks to all who put in their efforts for such a great event.


I know almost all of us have taken food and/or drinks into the theater a time or two, but all of you have to realize that is not why they are checking your purses. This is being done for your and my safety. Is it what we like? No, but it is something that has to take place to keep you, your children, grandchild and everyone else safe. Please stop complaining and do not blame the theater employees.


I am disabled and have no choice but to take online classes for a career I must do at home. I know kids who take these online courses because they have to work two jobs and cannot have the constraint of being in a classroom. Some of us are not fortunate enough to have an Ivy League education or even be able to attend a community college, so this is our only choice. It does not automatically mean we are sleeping or playing all day. One day one of these online course graduate slackers may become your boss.


Thanks to the couple we met at Inari’s restaurant on my birthday who added to a great day with a song and a nightcap.


After just returning from a train trip, we noticed that most people, thinking no one sees it, pile a lot of trash, etc., along their back property line, near the railroad tracks. But, many more people pass by (hundreds daily) on the train than those who go by on the street. Clean up and spruce up along the railroad line — it shows!


The You Said It email from the lady seeing a dog being taken into the food section of Walmart brought back some memories of our trip to Germany. There you are allowed and even encouraged to take pets (dogs mostly) into restaurants. When our children took us out for dinner to a nice restaurant, they brought along their large dog that spent the evening under the table and on occasion wandered around. It was a shock to us but it is common and even encouraged. Customs are different in other places but hopefully it does not become common here!


My husband and I were at IHOP and five teenage boys were seated next to our booth. We figured they might be loud and rude, but to our great surprise they were all very polite, saying thank you, and yes or no politely to the waitress. They were a real joy to see and hear and I could not help but tell them when we got up what a pleasure it was to be seated next to them. I hope the parents of these boys see this and realize it was their children who were so very sweet.


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