You Said It, Feb. 9, 2014

Let’s hear a huge thank you to Rick Enstrom for sending 200 pounds of toffee to the Rose Andom Center for the victims of domestic violence instead of the Colorado legislators. Enstrom Candies is a worldwide, well-known candy company that just happens to call Grand Junction home. Thank you, Rick.

I’m not a person that normally cares for sweets, however, I would never turn down a bite of Enstrom’s toffee. It is absolutely heavenly. Apparently Rep. Mark Ferrandino has never tried it. May his lack of “taste” show up at his election time. I’m glad it is being donated to a more worthy cause.


I suggest we all send the dear Rep. Ferrandino real fruitcakes in exchange for the wonderful Enstrom’s he has degraded.Good for Enstrom’s to do this and I hope they will never send anymore of their candy to any legislators anymore. Nonprofits deserve this treat and not those jerks in the Denver State Capitol.


Way to go, Rose Pugliese. I thought that we had improved on commissioners from what we had before but you continue to dive deeper. Now you have forced a 30-year Mesa County attorney out the door. Yeah, he resigned but only under the threat of being fired. Let’s recall her now before she ruins what is left of the county.


Well, Mr. Wright, now that your gun bill got shot down, do you have anything in the works to spur Mesa County’s job situation? Anything?


After a harrowing day flying to Denver and trying unsuccessfully to get to the East Coast, I flew back to Grand Junction. Unfortunately, my bag did not make it. There was no one at Grand Junction Regional Airport in the late afternoon to file a lost baggage claim. Can’t we grow up and do better than that?


I would just like to thank all the snowplow drivers who have done such a phenomenal job keeping up with the roads this crazy winter. I have had no problem driving my Prius with its low resistance tires from Orchard Mesa to anywhere in town or Fruita at any time in any storm this year. I am amazed they are able to keep up with the conditions as well as they do. Thanks.


The Avalon project needs another half million bucks. Did anyone not see this coming?


To the Democrats moving to Mesa County: Welcome! You are moving to a beautiful community where Republicans and Democrats want to maintain that beauty to be enjoyed by ourselves and many future generations. While you’re biking around the area, please remember that “Lycra” is manufactured by a wholly owned private subsidiary of Koch Industries, and is a brand name for spandex, a petroleum product.


Broncos fans may want to point their collective fingers at Steve Beauregard for the Broncos shellacking by the Seahawks. I sent his Jan. 30 column where he insulted the people of Seattle, their culture, and their football team to several Seattle media outlets and I hope they printed it. It surely would have served as an inspiration for the Legion of Boom and the team to show what they are made of. Something certainly did. Now, after living in a den of Broncomania for the past six months, I can finally have the last laugh.


Wow, can we invite the entire Broncos team here to Grand Junction? We need to get rid of this snow so we can golf. What a meltdown.


Last time I checked, we lived in Broncos Country here in Colorado. Shame on the Sentinel for highlighting the Seattle fans over the Broncos fans in Saturday’s paper.


My advice to the Broncos: Have a wake. You know, get together and remember, reminisce, recall and laugh. You have plenty of high points from this season. Then, get back to work after a much-deserved rest. Year 1: Make it to the playoffs. Year 2: Make it to the Super Bowl. Year 3: Win the Super Bowl. Works for me!


I was surprised the jury convicted Heather Jensen for lying to the police. Obama lied about keeping your doctor, Hillary lied about Benghazi. Lies surround the Grand Junction Regional Airport board. Isn’t lying an accepted means of saving yourself from consequences?


The opposition to our constitutional Second Amendment right to own and conceal handguns without the government’s permission is absurd. Please tell me why criminals would ask the sheriff permission to carry and get on a list.


The District 51 Board of Education should be wary of their bedmates from Mesa Valley Education Association who want to exclude “disruptive” students so teachers can achieve higher test scores. Once these children have been excluded, who will be next? Disabled? Poor? Brown? It’s a very slippery slope.


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