You Said It, March 10, 2013

Everyone who is up in arms about the nursing home employee who refused to give CPR due to company policy should realize that many businesses and government agencies have rules in writing or unspoken that they do not wish their employees to perform lifesaving measures, due to possible legal concerns.

Suppose you are 83, collapsed on the floor with a massive heart attack. Would you want someone to jump on you, crush your chest, break 50 percent of your ribs, and then hook you up to all kinds of tubes with needles so you are kept artificially alive to suffer through at least a year of the healing process? Could the assisted living company in California have the best policy? ‘Tis for me.

 

The 911 memorial presently placed at Seventh and Main streets should be relocated onto the campus of the new police and fire departments. I can’t think of a more appropriate place for this piece of art.

 

A big thank you to Comet Cleaners. We picked up our clothes and there was a big, orange envelope attached to a pair of pants. The note read, “Do not throw away, personal belongings attached.” We were pleasantly surprised to find $21 in the envelope. We love to see good, honest people.

 

Kudos to Sentinel reporter Duffy Hayes on uncovering the backroom dealings on how Chantal Unfug was fired. You not only opened my eyes to county hypocrisy, but further validated my sense of smell. Not all of that pungent aroma in the valley comes from Persigo.

 

So first the Sentinel is critical of the county commissioners for having a meeting, which the Sentinel believed was not properly noticed, to discuss firing the county manager. Then they are critical of the commissioners because there was no email discussion (meeting) between them to discuss firing Chantal, which would clearly be an unposted meeting. Are they just disappointed that after all their digging there really is no scandal?

 

With so many candidates running for Grand Junction City Council, let us give thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for informing the public whom they are supporting. It makes it so much easier for us to know how we should vote.

 

What a beautiful sight: Old Glory huge and blowing high above our wonderful town. Thank you to Blue Star Industries and the other companies who proudly display our colors for all to appreciate.

 

I work for a large nonprofit and travel several miles each day to care for people. I ride a motorcycle with white, flashing lights. It Is legal in Colorado for motorcycles to have clear or white strobe lights for safety. So please don’t call 911 and waste my time and the police officer’s time.

 

It was so nice to read positive comments in the You Said It today. The usual whiners were not in it.

 

I just got back from the matinee showing of “The Pirates of Penzance” on the Colorado Mesa campus. What a wonderful play done by a wonderful cast. It was very entertaining until ... Major Gen. Stanley had to go and ruin it with an uncalled-for political barb. I just wanted to be entertained. If I wanted political statements I would have stayed home and watched TV.

 

Thank you, kind folks, for buying my dinner at Dos Hombres last Thursday and to the gentleman who paid for my ticket at the Avalon on Tuesday. Twice in less than one week.


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As far as care providers not performing CPR out of fear of lawsuits, I believe Colorado has some form of good samaritan law that prevents frivolous lawsuits for rendering aid in an emergency. If a patients living will dictates no cpr, thats another matter.

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