You Said It, July 6, 2014

I love government. The city creates something that people love downtown and, because it’s too popular, they decide to shut it down. I can’t wait for the next time downtown merchants complain about no one coming downtown to shop.

I personally will not visit or trade downtown until I read in the paper that the kids’ fountain on Main Street has reopened.


Thank you, city, for shutting down the Main Street kiddy swamp. Many folks were displeased with dog pee, kiddie pee, dirty diapers, hobo bathers, sunbathers and crowded sidewalks, as mentioned in today’s paper. Downtown will be more pleasant for many citizens.


I think it’s about time the great and mighty ACLU drop their suit against the city of Grand Junction on the panhandling issue. After all, they got what they wanted. Panhandlers are practically pouring into the streets from every corner in this city now. Isn’t that enough for your ACLU, or should the taxpayers provide chairs and umbrellas as well?


Mesa County is giving a convicted murderer another trial, at the taxpayers’ expense. This is criminal. The Sheriff’s Department is treating Steve King as though he has been convicted of a felony. This man has been an asset to our community. I call it sour grapes.


Everyone in the valley is getting used to the Republican Party candidate being the new whipping boy for The Daily Sentinel. We have seen this happen several times before. Steve King did make a mistake. He owned up to doing so. That should be the end of the story. Not good enough for the Sentinel staff. Steve King is still far and away the best candidate for sheriff.


John Pennington supporters mistakenly seem to believe that their candidate will automatically inherit any credibility that Steve King loses during this time card fiasco. But that’s not how the world works. Pennington already lost — and lost badly — and in November, King will suffer the same fate.


I am disappointed with the Band-Aid paving job done by the city of Grand Junction on 15th between Orchard Avenue and Patterson Road. I sent an email to the city asking why the disparity between the paving job done between North Avenue and Orchard Avenue on 15th and the Third-World-country-looking job done north of Orchard. I got no response. They did paint some new lines over the bad repair job. This is like trying to make a silk scarf out of a pig’s ear.


Seems I remember in the past, election signs were to be reclaimed by the candidate a certain number of days past election.


I would like to thank the person who found my purse in a shopping cart at Sam’s Club and promptly turned it in. I realized my mistake minutes after I left the parking lot and turned around, thinking of all the steps I would have to take to get a new driver’s license, cancel credit cards, etc. To my utter relief, the purse had been turned in anonymously and it was waiting for me in the office. Thank you so much for being such an honest person. Know that you turned what could have been a terrible experience into a minor inconvenience. I will certainly pay your kindness forward.


Inscribed on Josh Penry’s tombstone: “He fought Democrats every day.” Not “He worked to make people’s lives better.” Or even “He was a shrewd politician.” No, the reason he got up in the morning each day of his life was to pick a fight with a Democrat. We will long remember this man of singular purpose and steadfast vision.


I visited the shooting range on 27 1/4 Road yesterday. I was very disappointed about the trash and litter. Unless your mom is shooting with you or works for BLM, please clean up after yourself.


Thank you to the folks who found our year-old Shih Tzu in the Corn Lake parking lot and getting her to the safety of the Mesa County animal shelter. We were out of town, and her caregivers live in a neighborhood that was quite new to her. We appreciate your kindness in rescuing her.


My husband and I want to thank the lady that paid for our lunch at Chili’s on June 28. It was such a surprise. The waiter just said it was a nice blonde lady with two children. Thank you, and you can be assured we will pay it forward.


I’m regretting voting for the new members of the City Council. I thought they were going to be pro-business. Instead, they seem to be making ridiculous demands of anyone trying to start or expand their business. Get with the program and create some jobs.


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