You Said It, Feb. 26, 2012

I am surprised and disappointed that the city allows businesses to pay people, often wearing bizarre costumes, to stand on sidewalks and attempt to distract drivers. I know these people are just doing their job, but I find it distracting, annoying and dangerous, especially on a congested street like North Avenue. I’m pretty sure that if regular citizens tried to distract drivers all day they would get a visit from the local police.

My dog and I are tired of being pushed around by loose pit bulls on the Riverfront Trail. Two occasions over the past week. Next time, you get a surprise.


Progress, growth, bigger, faster. Words that lead to: traffic jams, pollution, depletion of natural resources. Make a place uninhabitable, then colonize the moon?


Boy do I feel sorry for that kid whose parents think somehow anything Muslim is automatically bad.


As a Christian, there is no way I’m going to sit and listen to a song that tells me Allah is God. You can bet your boots, teacher, that the schools in Iran aren’t singing Christian God songs.


We Americans need to be aware and practice buying American. I know it is not easy, but it certainly would help get our economy back on track. First to help should be car rental agencies. They should only rent American-made cars.


It has been way too long that I waited in writing to thank the kind, kind person who turned in my credit card that I dropped while mailing a package at the main post office. Your kindness meant so much. Just wish I could thank you in person.


Is there no animal control department in Clifton? My son, who has a service dog, has mentioned there were pit bulls running free in his area. Yesterday, one of the pit bulls attacked my son’s dog, which was tied up in the backyard of my son’s apartment. The dog is severely injured, and I have paid the vet bill of $286, since my son has only a meager income from SSI.


If you don’t like a business, just don’t go. It’s better than going just so you can whine about how much you don’t like it there. Will that place lose your business? Yes. Will both you and the people who work there have a better day because of it? Also yes.


My wife and I go to the movies almost every Sunday afternoon. It is our weekly date. However, when are people in Grand Junction going to learn some manners and quit talking during the movie? It’s rude.


How about a real novel idea. Have the school district go back to teaching reading and math and let us parents feed our kids.


It never ceases to make me laugh at all the school bus-sized SUVs, all-wheel-drive sedans, tricked-out Jeeps and monster-tired 4x4 trucks that slow down to 3 mph crossing the railroad tracks on Seventh and Ninth streets. Are you simply too scared your big, tough SUV won’t make it over or are you just afraid of spilling your latte?


I recently had the opportunity to visit Roice-Hurst Animal Shelter. The people there are wonderful. It is so nice to see a place that has such caring and compassion, with one mission in mind: the well-being of the animals that are in their care. I would recommend everyone visit them.


I just returned from spending time in Phoenix. I did not see one street corner beggar. And the weather was warm. Could that be because there is no “Point” in Phoenix or because Phoenix does not cater to the riffraff? Mayor, city council, police, sheriff’s department: Please clean up our city. Would it not be better to encourage tourism rather than the indigents?


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“As a Christian, there is no way I’m going to sit and listen to a song that tells me Allah is God. You can bet your boots, teacher, that the schools in Iran aren’t singing Christian God songs.”  Yes, let’s be just like Iran!  That will show the world our ‘light on a hill’ wouldn’t it?

As to the WTF and the Fruita council, it’s good to see at least there are 3 grownups serving. The other 2 shows what happens when you let children do a grownups job.

@ As a Christian… I fail to see what is wrong with using music to teach students about other cultures. Did Jesus make you so narrow-minded, or did you do that all on your own?

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