You Said It, August 14, 2016
Poor baby Bethannie. I was physically ill after reading what those two animals did to her. All she wanted was to be loved and told what a pretty little girl she is. There doesn’t need to be a trial. Send them to prison for life. No plea bargain. And what they did to that little girl should be done to them as part of their sentence.
To the Flores family: I am so sorry you had to endure those racist rants. Just consider the source — they are ignorant, racist idiots. Most of us in the valley do not feel that way.
The article about the family being yelled at forgot to cover one thing: The dog was left in a hot car. For the amount of time a physical takes, that is not a fast appointment, as we all know. I am not saying two wrongs make a right, or a pet is more important than the feelings of a human being, but there was a careless action involved that angered that woman and it just got worse from there.
So who were the hateful, ugly, obnoxious, hypocritical woman and her like-minded companions who so badly mistreated Yolanda Flores and her son and granddaughter in the Mesa County Health Department parking lot recently? The awful woman exposed two young people not only to her foul mouth, but to an adult in full-on bully mode as she assaulted their mother and grandmother. They should just pack up all that hate and intolerance and take it to some war-torn country where it is the norm and leave our community to live in peace.
We noticed that the “You Said It” section could use a little positivity. After a yearlong trip, driving over 33,000 miles, crossing the country three times, searching for the coolest town to call home, we landed in Grand Junction. Why did we choose Grand Junction over thousands of towns in this country? Look around you, it is beautiful. Access is amazing. From the river to world-class mountain biking, and OMG the monument. The list of outdoor recreation goes on and on. Local music, farmers markets, arts, downtown, a growing university, friendly people who welcome involvement in the community. You may have forgotten, but this is a pretty cool place to live.
City Council, here’s an idea for funding road and bridge repairs and improvements. Direct the chief of police to assign some officers to daily traffic enforcement. The dollars generated from the fines will take care of everything and most likely give you a surplus for future years.
We have the ability for clean economics and resilience, but not with our current city and county governance. Oil and gas has so long dominated their preference and priorities, other more creative, visionary thinking has been absent. Resurrect the national park issue. Look no further than clean industry and our great land for tourism and economic vitality.
So according to last week’s You Said It, all Donald Trump supporters are racist and to blame for the racist activities going on around the country. With that logic, can we assume all Hillary supporters are crooked, pathological liars?
What has happened to professional truck drivers? On Tuesday, we were on the Amtrak train to Grand Junction. Approaching Rifle, the engineer deployed the emergency braking system. Seems a United Company driver parked a cement mixer on the train line in front of the United yard, blocking all of the tracks. The engineer indicated he just barely stopped in time to avoid a collision. There could have been a tragic accident caused by careless employees.
I just read the article in the paper about the man who is no stranger to local law enforcement. I can’t believe this guy is not behind bars. He has been arrested 26 times and has 11 court hearings. Really, is our court system that screwed up? This guy most likely doesn’t have a job and isn’t a productive part of our community. He needs to go away for a long drying-out period in the big house.
I would like to respond to the writer who thinks that by being in a “continuous turn lane,” they have automatic right-of-way. You are completely wrong. When merging with oncoming traffic you must yield right-of-way to oncoming traffic, which may mean coming to a complete stop. Please refer to the Colorado Driver’s Handbook. Believe it or not, you are part of the problem.
If the city does not have enough funds to adequately maintain the streets, why is the city still giving the state-funded CMU $500,000 annually? It would appear that the streets should have a higher priority.
To the man in the 2015 Tacoma who ignored me and drove away in the mall lot as I tried to get your attention: I have the same truck and had questions about your lift kit. You must have thought I was a beggar.
I enjoy your column every week. Now I need to thank the electric man that helped me out of a ditch situation. I didn’t get his name, but thanks for the rescue.