You Said It, Jan. 27, 2013

I beg to differ on Rep. Tipton’s assertion that he and his colleagues, in addressing our budget issues, should be held to the same standards in the private sector by having their pay withheld for not getting the job done. The private sector has even higher standards. It’s called being fired.

District 51 graduation rates are up. In other news, 60 percent of high school graduates require remediation courses when they get to college. Keep the corks in the champagne bottles, friends.

 

Concerning speed limits: The posted sign means you are not allowed to travel faster. It doesn’t indicate you must travel at that speed.

 

It’s great that there is a caution sign for the County Line parking lot on Grand Mesa. However, the Jumbo Lake, Griffith Lakes and Lake of the Woods parking lots also need them.

 

After having been at County Line when the Eyres died, my take-away advice to everyone is: Do not park with your back to traffic. Back into the parking spaces so that you are working from the back of your car away from the road.

 

I noticed signs of a fresh traffic accident at the intersection of Second Street and North Avenue this week. And just a few yards away the people wearing costumes are back, waving to traffic and generally trying to cause a distraction as a form of advertising for their business. Seems like an accident waiting to happen. Again.

 

Kudos to Jeff Leany and the school board for wanting to teach kids about our founding fathers and our U.S. Constitution.

 

Thank you to the lady who gave my client $20 to help pay for a sweater at Walmart last Thursday. It meant the world to her and she needed to see there are good people in the world. You are an angel!

 

Enough complaints about sidewalk snow. This is Colorado. If you can’t live with it, move back to California.

 

Why does Grand Junction let all the homeless people live around the rivers?

 

Horses are not raised as a food animal. They are full of toxic medications and other substances provided to them over the course of their lifetimes, making them unfit for human consumption. West Nile, rabies, worming, etc. I’m not sure the French are aware of this. France does not even allow genetically modified seed in their country.

 

I am trying to pick up a W-2 form from the newly renovated IRS office with 20-foot-tall smoked glass walls and a security team out front that is second only to the Secret Service. Really?

 

If we must arm school employees, can it be with Tasers? They would stop an intruder and allow them to be taken down without killing anyone. This would also keep the employee’s gun from falling into an unauthorized person’s hand.

 

We would like to thank the unknown, nice people who paid for our three breakfasts at Lois’ Place on Jan. 17. What a surprise. We plan to pass this good deed on to others.

 

When you feed birds in winter, they will eat your bugs in the summertime. You will have less trouble with crickets, grasshoppers and waterbugs around your house.

 

To the concerned person about the dog that barked all night on 28 3/4 Road when it was 15 degrees: I hope you did something instead of just listening to the dog suffer all night in the cold. Call Animal Control, call the police or talk to the owners ... do something. We all need to take a stand for those who cannot protect themselves like the animals, the elderly and children.

 

The city speaks of refurbishing White Hall downtown. Instead, why not work with Mesa County and repair the Ice Skating Inc. equipment to re-open the rink for the community in order to generate income as well as have a place for our kids, families, hockey teams, etc., to skate?


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