You Said It Column September 13, 2008

• The Gates of Heaven ... Karen Berryman is there and as she makes her entrance she is doing her usual greeting. Never a day passed when you saw her that she was not all smiles and said, “Hi Sweetie!” Then she would give you this enormous, warm hug that made you melt and fall in love with her all over again. She was not only that way with gals, but guys as well. In her last e-mail to me her main concern was about another person’s health. It was never about Karen but simply about you, your children or your pets. She is there now giving God this big warm hug and saying ... “Hi Sweetie!”

• His education is war, nothing but war. He graduated fifth from the bottom of his class at the U.S. Naval Academy. He went to “war school” for an unknown period of time. He is known to have an uncontrollable temper. And, we are asked to vote for McCain as commander in chief. Hide the red button.

• To people who drive South Broadway: The posted speed limit is 45, not 30 (in most spots). So, if you’re going to go that slow, please don’t be pulling out in front of those of us who can read (and follow) the posted speeds. It’s not only quite annoying, it’s also very dangerous and you’re going to end up causing an accident.

• I am wondering if law enforcement realizes that we have a Thunder Mountain Speedway? Each year they tell us they are going to patrol the school zone for speeders, but their presence hasn’t been felt again this year. Not only do private citizens speed, we see school buses going far beyond the posted and flashing limit. Also, we have yet to see anyone stop at the crosswalk to allow students to cross F 1/2 Road.

• McCain only talked to Sarah Palin twice before picking her as vice president. She was picked only because she was a woman.

• Iraq was run by a brutal, murdering dictator. Georgia has a fledgling, newly elected democracy. Hard for liberals to understand the difference. Twenty-five million human beings living in Iraq now have access to world news, a global economy and the right to hold elections just like you do here in America. Wake up.

• Difference between Iraq and Georgia? American troops liberated Iraqis from a brutal dictator whose government tortured and raped its citizens. Remember the mass graves? Georgia has a democratically elected government. Agree with the war or not, we are the good guys in Iraq. If liberals and their leaders like Obama don’t know the difference between the good guys and bad guys, how will they keep us safe?

• The school calendar for District 51 is color-coded to make it easier to understand. But to get one you have to print it out yourself from their Web site. The school only gives out black and white copies of the calendar. Probably because they need to save a few bucks on color cartridges.

• The school district had a million dollars just lying around; must not have needed it, so they gave it away to the college. Now they have a bond issue coming up to raise my taxes to provide more money to the district. If I vote yes, are they going to give that money away, too?

• Those who can’t see the difference between the United States going into Iraq and Russia going into Georgia must be the same people that will go out on a golf course in a lightning storm while carrying a golf club on their shoulder.

• If the school district puts kids first, then why does my kid only get speech therapy once a week? In our old district he got it every day. Every elementary school should have one speech-language pathologist so that more kids can conquer their communication disorder and be dismissed from special education.

• The real reason that Joe Biden was chosen as Barack Obama’s running mate? Two words: White men. That’s why it wasn’t Hillary; that’s why it wasn’t Kathleen Sebelius. White men. Obama cannot win without white men. That’s the group that decides elections.

• Nancy Pelosi says the doctors of the Catholic Church haven’t defined when life begins, and that this has only been a debate for the last 50 years. Pelosi is also an energy expert. She doesn’t even know that natural gas is a fossil fuel.

• I believe that as people of God, we have an inherited obligation to stand up for our God when the line of unmentionable and unbelievable has been crossed over. This line was crossed over in the movie “Pineapple Express.” It was crossed over by one of the main characters in a way I have never heard of or ever wish to hear of again. I really wonder what Hollywood is thinking of and why they have no fear of or respect for our creator.

• To the woman coming out of Mesa State who hit my daughter: Next time watch the crosswalks. She was quite shaken up and a bit dazed. Even if she said she was fine, she was bruised and her hip hurts. You should have at least exchanged information and followed up. Why should she have been embarrassed and humiliated? You should have been and done more than just ask if she was okay.

•  I read numerous critical articles directed at the oil companies and their employees. The next time you criticize the oil companies for their billion-dollar profits, please research what happens to those profits. The profits plus additional millions are reinvested. Please research the profit percentage and you will find that the profit percentage is less than various computer companies and various fast food companies.


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