You Said It Column December 07, 2008

• I just read about someone wanting to mess with Lincoln Park Golf Course again. The majority of avid golfers in Grand Junction don’t want to change this course. I’m all for a golf-based recreation center; just build it somewhere else.

• To the person claiming the right-of-way on the interstate: Have you ever heard of being dead right? A little common courtesy goes a long way to prevent collisions and road rage. To the driver merging: Learn how to gauge traffic and merge safely.

• So, the United Auto Workers wants the bailout to maintain benefits to all the retired autoworkers and their dependents. Here we go again. I’m sick of being one of the taxpayers who’s trying to create my own retirement account, yet I keep getting the bill for someone else’s problems courtesy of Congress.

• Other than the great weather and beautiful scenery, can somebody remind me why this is a great place to live? This community doesn’t support their schools, doesn’t support their policeman, doesn’t support their fireman, but we have no problem complaining about them. Take the extra $75 a year you saved and buy a clue. What a shame.

• The community has responded wonderfully to the financial plight of Roice-Hurst Humane Society, and it is now on the road to recovery. How sad that one malicious neighbor has now inflicted harassment and assault on the shelter because he’s “tired of hearing dogs barking.” Guess what? The shelter was there long before you moved in, and the dogs are barking because that’s what dogs do. The worst part of all is that the shelter now has to deal with such a malevolent person.

• Where do I get in line for this gravy train? I’m just an average guy who pays his bills on time, doesn’t max out his credit cards and bought a house he could actually afford. Oh, and I don’t need a new car and boat every year. Now I get to shoulder not only my own financial responsibilities, but those of all the “I want this; I want it now; I don’t care if I can’t afford it” big spenders. OK, I’ll bail them out just so long as they don’t get to live in the house that didn’t get foreclosed on and have to pay cash for everything for the rest of their lives.


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