You Said It, Dec. 30, 2012

The city has provided plastic bags for removal of dog waste along our wonderful trail system. It seems that many of the pet owners using the system feel that it is their responsibility to bag it and hang the bag on the nearest fence post for someone else to pack it out. Until the president appoints a Poo Czar and a federal branch of government to do that job, please pack it out yourself!

To the inconsiderate dog owner driving the dark-blue Chevy pickup east on Patterson with the tan pit bull in open bed of the truck. It was 25 degrees outside. Do you realize what the wind chill was? Very cold, since you were also exceeding the speed limit.


Why is the town of Grand Junction allowing people to sell dogs out of their vehicles in parking lots!? I saw someone selling blue-nose pit bulls this week.


Clifton Water District and other utility companies who are raising rates should first decrease their fleet of vehicles. The big trucks with only one employee in them is not economic. Also, only on-call employees should have a company vehicle to take home, not managers.


Instead of running speed traps on North Avenue, the Grand Junction Police Department should be ticketing people who run red lights. It is a rampant problem in this town. I routinely see people running red lights up to five seconds after the light has changed for the other direction. When the light changes, I always wait and watch, for this very reason.


Why didn’t they make the new proposed road in Whitewater connect to where the existing traffic signal is at Highway 141? Now they will have to make a new stoplight on an already busy highway. It will open a lot of acres of ground on both sides of the road. Who benefits from that?


This is addressed to the older couple sitting in the parking lot at Sam’s Club, smoking pot. The wall of smoke rolling out of your vehicle really impressed my teenage daughter. Her first comment was that the smoke really stinks and smells disgusting. This was followed by, do they know what they’re doing to their lungs? Final comment was maybe they should have outgrown that habit at their age. Nice to know you’ve taken out a few brain cells. Makes me want to park my car and never drive it again.


Throughout the year, the You Said It editor gets submissions that run the gamut from funny to grouchy, to heartwarming to name-calling. And sometimes there are some real head-scratchers. So here, as we start a new year of You Said It, are the not-ready-for-prime-time submissions from 2012:


It’s a sad day when being arrested by local law enforcement and you mention the Declaration of Independence they act like it’s a terrorist threat.


Restaurants: Why is it TV food ads look so good, yet when going to your restaurant to order the same thing it is so lacking in ingredients?


I am thrilled with the new young women that the various TV news stations have hired, but would like to offer suggestions: Slow down your speech,

Lower your voice, and don’t “sing-song.” Look at the camera and enunciate. Remember, you are interviewing people not having a conversation, so look at the camera. And don’t giggle while talking. People will support you and watch only if they can understand what you are saying.


Are you kidding me!! Our local paper endorsed a candidate!! The only place I thought the information I got would be un-biased. I am cancelling my subscription!!


The end is near, good golly the end is near. The end of summer that is, so put on your fall hats and smell the leaves. I enjoy the taste of crackers and mayonnaise!


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If mentioning the Declaration of Independence ticked off the cops that arrested the man mentioned above… then mentioning “Constitutional Rights” would really tick them off…but today’s police probably don’t know much about either one. Lawmakers and politicians certainly don’t know much about them or they just ignore them.

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