You Said It, Jan. 31, 2016

Wow, regarding Bill Bailey being the subject of a prankster in Friday’s newspaper: Maybe Aaron English should throw bombs and crap at Steve Fletcher so he could understand what is a very dangerous and disgusting act. On top of that, Mr. Fletcher still blamed Mr. Bailey because of what happened. Fletcher and English need to be fired and get into counseling.

In defense of the Redlands Lions Club regarding placing flags for the Martin Luther King holiday: Please know the holiday is not ignored. Flags are placed weather permitting. Because of the snow accumulation on the ground this time of year, it is often difficult to locate the receptacles for the flags, buried under several inches of snow. In the event the members and volunteers were able to shovel away the snow on each lawn and locate the receptacle, it is still very likely it would be filled with ice. It’s better to place the flags with respect than to have them unsecured and haphazardly falling over onto the ground.


Once the word gets out, and it will, about the firing of the airport manager, good luck in finding a “qualified” replacement anytime soon. Maybe we should consider firing all the boards instead.


So now the school district is discontinuing the two-week intersessions because of the cost. I guess it’s not due to the fact that attendance was extremely poor. Perhaps we all should gather in the half-finished airport building and discuss this, back-end parking and other genius ideas in local government.


So our little Mesa County has the worst economic growth in the state of Colorado. We have lost 675 businesses over the last eight years and have lost 11 percent of our workforce over that time. Way to go for the same old leadership at the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce that has been in place for more than 20 years.


I can’t collect the rain water from my roof in a rain barrel because it does not belong to me, but two local entities want to tax me for letting it go to downstream users? How about the end user paying for the delivery of the water from my roof?


In response to the article about the 13-year-old selling pot brownies, since the father said “it’s not my problem” about the boy stealing his pot, I feel the father should be prosecuted, get a stiff fine and/or jail time. He is definitely a very irresponsible person and father.


I am so sick of hearing the atheists, who so loudly proclaim there is no God, continually getting “offended” and objecting every time those of us who do believe in Him have a meeting, etc. If they truly didn’t believe He exists, they wouldn’t care.


There was a time when signs as you entered Mesa County read “Welcome to Mesa County, home of Mesas, Monuments and Memories.” After reading the Blotter anymore, they should change the signs to read “Welcome to Mesa County, home of Marijuana, Meth Labs and Morons.”


A special thank you to the very nice woman who paid for my snacks at the Redlands convenience store. I left my purse at home and my credit card was being declined. You saved the day. That was a random act of kindness and because of that I saw the beauty of an angel who helped me when I was in need. I will help someone else in need in the future. Yes, good acts deserve another.


To the people who think it’s OK to park in the physically challenged parking spaces at the North Avenue Walmart: Why do you disrespect those of us who really need to park in these spaces? There is a sign posted that reads “Fine of $250.” The next time I see you parking there, I am going to call the police and have them issue you a ticket.


Admittedly, I am one of those “rogue” snow-shoveling homeowners that shovels my snow into the street and away from my curb. Interestingly, I have had zero snow in my gutter this winter, unlike my other neighbors who don’t join me in this outlandish behavior. I have not seen any issue with cars driving on the already snowpacked street in front of my house with the additional few inches of snow I contribute to my well-traveled street.


It is pretty frustrating to teach my son to follow the rules of driving when there are so many bullies on the road. How are we supposed to teach our children to follow the laws when so many adults refuse to? You are a real jerk if you think it is acceptable to ride the bumper of a brand new driver just because they are doing the speed limit and you want to break the law and speed. There were two huge trucks (that probably had very tiny men in them) riding my son’s bumper the other day. Aren’t adults supposed to set an example for the younger generations?


To the girl in the bright yellow Ford that apparently can’t go more than 30 mph: No need to flip me off while we’re in a 55 mph speed limit area, just move to the right lane. You’re holding up traffic.


To the elderly woman who butted into the self check-out lane in front of five people at the F Road Safeway on Sunday, shame on you. Didn’t your parents teach you how to act as a civilized adult?


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hmmm the signs of a “liberal influence on civilization” are apparent everywhere it seems. Mr. Bright

This is to the person commenting on the rain water on their roof and having to pay to send it downstream. I do so agree with you, and am tired of paying fees to unknown/unseen entities.

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