You Said It Column January 24, 2009

• To the lady who wrote a letter to the editor regarding the need for emissions inspections, it occurs to me that the pollution in the valley has less to do with inspections and more with people like you who drive round-trip from Fruita to Grand Junction every day.

•  heard a lot of squawking when $150,000 was spent on Sarah Palin’s wardrobe. Since then, we’ve had a devastating economic meltdown, yet millions of dollar were spent on a 35-minute inaugural ceremony. Where are all the

• It has been said that the building of the City Market store on 12th Street and Patterson Road will not increase traffic in that area. However, with the closure of the busy City Market at First Street and Orchard Avenue most likely, it would seem there would be a definite increase, unless those customers decide to shop at Albertsons on 12th Street or Safeway on Horizon Drive instead of the new store.

• My doctor and hospital bills have jumped recently. Why? Because I took some money out of my IRA and “increased” my pension income. See what saving money will do for your medical bills? Too late for me now.

• It wasn’t very long ago, people were upset with a few atheists who had Christ taken out of Christmas and prayer out of the schools and government functions. The general comment was they didn’t have to partake. Or how many said, it don’t bother me? So why disagree with a gentleman’s club? I am a woman in my 60s and was amazed at how many men went to Cheers from other towns when they were visiting here. It could give Junction a boost with lodging and sales taxes while people are here. I hear all this talk about wanting conventions to come to town; give the town a boost with a club. Not everyone who goes to a club like this is a pervert. I don’t think perverts would pay to go anyway. I am very sick of a few people dictating to the rest who won’t stand up and be heard.

• The Daily Sentinel and the Redlands Lions Club should be ashamed. On this federal holiday — on the historic eve of what this holiday is all about — the former has not a single article re: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The latter group chose once again not to honor peace, justice and racial equality by not displaying the American flags on our Redlands streets on this holiday.

• On Jan. 19, we were stopped for a traffic light on North Avenue. A police car was in front of us. The left-turn arrow came on. One car made the turn and the police car proceeded through the intersection as through the light was green. Funny, no one stopped to ticket him/her. We did get the number off the car, whoever you are.

• What is headline news? Plane crash and 155 rescued makes the last page in the Sentinel and front page in the Post. Sometimes I wonder why the news is always found somewhere in the back of the paper.

• I find it incomprehensible that The Daily Sentinel did not consider the crash of US Airways Flight 1549 as front-page news.

• I guess that the only person to get a return on his investment with Madoff is the judge who says Madoff does not have to be in jail.

• How gracious President Bush and Laura were to the Obama family during the transition. So unlike the Clintons’ treatment of the Bush family eight years ago. Bill and Hillary Clinton acted like carpetbaggers, trashing the White House and Air Force One and stealing everything that wasn’t nailed down. But then, when you’ve been housed, fed and clothed by the American taxpayers all your life, I guess you develop a sense of entitlement. Say what you will about the Bush family, but they have always displayed a lot of class.

• My mother always said that a person is known by the company he keeps. We know little else about our new president. A year ago no one heard of him. Now he is worshiped by throngs. Who is he really?


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