You Said It, July 8, 2012

My heart goes out to those who have lost so much because of the fires.

Perhaps county commissioners should be screened before they are voted into office. One of the questions should be about their narcissism and how they feel they are above the law.

 

Dear Mr. Meis: So, you had a barbecue fire going in the forest. Did you forget that our guv banned ALL fires? Did you also set off fireworks? What an example you set for your kids. You are a real piece of work. January cannot come too soon enough.

 

Tickets issued to County Commissioner Craig Meis should start including bribery charges; then maybe he will have to pay too much in court fees to keep doing the same thing over and over again.

 

Differentiated terms for homeless? Why not for ignorant, prejudice, biased: those who are willfully ignorant and those who haven’t had an opportunity to learn. Those who have a medieval view of mental illness and those who are enlightened.

 

Kudos to the city of Gunnison for realizing that a fireworks show in the middle of town posed no serious risk of igniting a wildfire. They deserved the economic windfall they must have realized for failing to go along with the crowd.

 

Being an avid motorcycle rider we enjoy riding all over our Grand Valley. We had our ride ruined one night by a car driver who drove by and threw out a cigarette butt. Well it landed on my lap, burning my seat. I really thought it was illegal, but we see it all the time. If you smoke, dispose of your butts properly.

 

Nearly everyone will admit that we are in a serious drought. Most lawn experts recommend that we should not be watering during the hot hours between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Yet we see the city watering often during the day, such as what we see at Wingate school. They have those big sprinklers shooting water for hours during the hot afternoons.

So why is the Colorado Department of Wildlife offering a Hunter Safety class in Spanish? Are they offering a Spanish version of their hunting regulations also?

 

To the motorcycle drivers who say others don’t watch out for them: Well, you that do obey the rules should tell other motorcycle drivers to do the same. Going up on Grand Mesa last weekend, my husband and I had four motorcycles pass us on double yellow lines, cutting right back in front of us. So if you get hit when not obeying the law, don’t blame the rest of us.

 

What they don’t tell you about growing old: Sure our bodies and capabilities are declining and we know it, but the older we get the faster it happens. So, younger folks, give Mom and Dad and other old folks a break when you are talking to or about them. Your day is coming sooner than you think.

 

We decided on our way home from church to eat our breakfast at Berna B’s restaurant. Thank you to the person who anonymously paid for our meals. What a nice surprise, and how kind of you.

 

What is the city thinking? If the Avalon were profitable, the private sector would have already scooped it up. (Ditto on White Hall). But even worse, the city is taking the $3 million from their rainy day fund. That’s not how I define a rainy day. I guess you can make stupid spending decisions when you are spending someone else’s money.

 

To the person in the wheelchair going east in the westbound lane of the Interstate 70 Business Loop about 2 in the morning: Thank goodness my husband took the median and did not kill you. Who knows if you knew where you were or not, but that is very scary for truck drivers with heavy loads. You could have caused a big accident or have been killed.

 

Just a reminder to not leave your pets in your cars when shopping. I was at Walmart on Rimrock Drive and yelled at a young man for leaving his dog in the car. Not sure how long he was in the store, but he told me it was none of my (expletive) business. Shame on you people.


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