You Said It, June 23, 2013

On Memorial Day I attended a wreath-laying ceremony conducted by Fleet Reserve Association Branch 244 honoring our fallen heroes at the Blue Heron boat ramp. During the ceremony several people loudly launched their boats from the ramp 50 feet away. I feel this was extremely disrespectful. I would ask those boaters to be more respectful to our flag, the laying of the wreath ceremony and the Fleet Reserve. After all, we were honoring our nation’s fallen, who had made this country possible for all of us.

People complaining about good, God-fearing people feeding the hungry because they smoke and drink ought to go back to Red Lobster, buy someone’s meal that can afford it and shut their mouth.


The few defenders of the IRS and most of the media refer to Lois Lerner as a “public servant.” Doesn’t that seem a strange term for a woman who refuses to testify about her role in targeting conservative groups and individuals, refuses to step down from the taxpayer-funded job she abused, and will continue to receive her $177,000-a-year salary plus medical care and vesting in a pension most of us could only dream about?


Thank you, Officer Earl, for coming to the assistance of a young man who had crashed his bicycle and was injured at Hillcrest Plaza on Saturday evening. You restored my faith in law enforcement.


Regarding a national park bill, by no means permit anything that would or could require improving the quality of our air. Poor to horrible air quality is how we get rid of our Medicare and Medicaid parasites and others too sick to spend money.


I think that the counties of western Colorado should now consider joining those of northern Colorado in leaving Colorado and forming a new state. It’s time to get out from under the influence of Front Range liberals who are determined to destroy our way of life, as well as our cultural stability.


To the weekend Redlands homeowner who sent up billows of trash or debris smoke over a dense subdivision, I doubt you have some exemption due to a Native American religious ritual. Therefore, I ask you to get with city code: It is illegal, it is dangerous and for those of us with respiratory ailments, we have to turn off our swamp coolers.


Thank you, Edward Snowden!


To the people in Palisade, please consider some shade/shelter for your horses. They look miserable in the heat!


Kudos to the folks clearing the tamarisk from near the Blue Heron boat ramp. Looks real nice and really opens up the area. Now if the county would cut down all those dead trees along the stretch of Monument Road near South Broadway before they fall on cars.


Why pour all that money into the Avalon to benefit a few? Why not benefit more citizens by fixing the dip on Crosby Avenue?

I can appreciate City Council’s apprehension regarding the Avalon. Will this turn into yet another venue that taxpayers will need to subsidize because of the city’s inability to run it?


To the bicyclist who ran the red light on Fourth and Main on Sunday morning and then turned left on Main in front of my vehicle — your helmet would not have helped you if I had not had great brakes. Share the road. Share the road regulations.


Seriously? Grand Junction going further and further to the right for the past seven years? We can only wish! For 20 years the conservative folks, along with the farmers and ranchers of the valley, have been increasingly outnumbered by the spandex-clad leftists who move here and bring their urban ways. It’s an uphill fight as we cling to the remnants of our rural culture and traditional values.


Please, governor, ban fireworks again this year and then fine the people that insist on setting them off, as one person a couple of streets over from me is doing now.


I was at the 24 Road City Market the other day and when I got in my car my money clip fell out of my pocket. It was found by the attendant at the gas station and they turned it in and I got it back with all the money. I would like to acknowledge those folks for their honesty and integrity.


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To “Seriously?” I would think you would be more concerned about the rightist in the House that would not pass a Farm Bill which the farmers need so they can plant on time to help feed us all.

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