You Said It, July 27, 2014

Let’s consider doing this: Keep the kids, deport the racists.

Does anyone see the irony in that everyone that wants the grizzlies back here don’t live here, don’t have livestock, and certainly don’t want to see them up close? If the Aspen folks aren’t smart enough to cohabitate with a few moose (being done everywhere else) and we have to close some trails, can you imagine the closures that will occur when a grizzly eats its first pooch?  Maybe we should get out of the way and let the Darwin process proceed.


Hope everyone had fun camping on our Grand Mesa last week. But to those of you who trash it out with diapers, cigarette butts and trash you just couldn’t seem to pick up, I hope the mosquitoes ate you alive.


Fruita residents: Evidently many of you are not aware of the leash law in Fruita. I walk our dogs daily, and many days one or more dogs will charge my leashed dogs. You may know your dog is friendly; I do not. Our dogs are young and terrified of any dog racing at them. I don’t want to pepper spray your dog. The dog is not the problem; you are. Guess I will need to carry my cellphone preprogrammed to Animal Control.

To become competent with a firearm requires hours and hours of regular training as well as natural ability. I would say most individuals are not capable of becoming so. To assume that the open-carry bloke is a good guy with a gun who has the wherewithal to protect everyone at Spoons is incredibly naive. People who open carry for the most part are attention-seeking bullies who think their rights are superior to everyone else’s.


I carry a concealed weapon to protect my family and self; to the people who choose not to, that’s fine. But don’t count on me to protect you. You have every right as I do to protect your self or be a possible victim.


To the person who found and turned in our camera July 15 at the North Avenue Walmart, we thank you very, very much.


The Chamber of Commerce, Club 20 and a handful of Republican representatives determine all of the local and regional elected officials in our area. With a realistic four-to-one ratio of conservatives to liberals in this area, it makes no sense to waste dollars with these local/regional candidate campaigns. Instead, encourage everyone to give their dedicated campaign funds to local humanitarian agencies.


I work with Jon Bilbo, and I believe that the very few teachers and parents who disagree with his philosophy are the ones who are unwilling to accept the high standards that he has set for Grand Junction High School. Where would our test scores be if more positive energy were put into developing creative lesson plans to teach our children? He will continue to have my support. Have a great year, GJHS.


I just don’t get the opposition to designating Colorado National Monument a national park. It would finally give the park the recognition it really deserves, it would be a feather in our cap locally, it would make us a bigger tourist destination and it would be an almost no-cost way to boost the local economy. It seems like a total no-brainer. Exactly who are the idiots who oppose this wonderful idea?


Could somebody at KREX please turn down the volume? It is not only painful and annoying, it is against the law. And your commercials are even louder than that. C’mon KREX, show some class.


Huge thanks to the person that cut the dangerous weeds at the intersection of 31 and E 1/2 roads. I believe you may be responsible for eliminating accidents at that location.


Grand Junction needs to be renamed Beggerville. Too many on every street corner.


My gratitude to the lovely couple who bought our breakfast on Wednesday at the Dream Cafe. Their recognition of my military service is deeply appreciated.  We’ll carry this forward. Semper Fi, bro.


Thank you, Grand Junction police, for proving you can clear out the vagrants from the North Avenue Walmart parking lot. Now maybe you can do the same for a much worse area — Whitman Park.


Shame on you, Daily Sentinel, for your cruel and dehumanizing “Public Records Watch.” Divorce and bankruptcy are devastating enough. Why make things more difficult?


What about Jennifer and Abby Blagg, Judge Bottger? They don’t get a second chance. Why should he?


I want to put a shout out to the Mesa County road crew that recently paved the Desert Vista subdivision in Whitewater. Thank you for the awesome new pavement.


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