You Said It, March 17, 2013

It’s a beautiful day. The luck of the Irish is with us. And with you all! And green carnations for the ladies.

Colorado Driver Handbook, Page 18, right hand column, under Turning In A Correct Path: “Complete your turn into the correct lane closest to you on your side of the street. And always follow the solid white lines in intersections using multiple lanes.” Now what is so darn difficult in that?


To the person who liked the Chamber of Commerce telling all of us which candidates to vote for: You might want to just read up on each candidate and form your own opinion as one of the council candidates is on the Chamber of Commerce board! Who do you think the board is going to endorse in that case?


I see the chamber slate of City Council candidates all have coordinated blue signs up. It gives new meaning to the Chamber term “Blue Bandwagon.”


Some people drive me crazy! They are so worried about the kids dancing. Really? If they are dancing inappropriately, warn them. If they keep it up, they leave the dance. And when it comes down to it, if you don’t like it, either don’t watch or don’t attend.


So let me get this straight: The BLM wants to close miles and miles of trails to vehicles that pay license and registration fees every year (Jeeps, ATVs, snowmobiles, dirt bikes and motorcycles) and open them up to only mountain bikes and hikers — those who pay nothing to use them?


You aren’t in the “wilderness” if you are there in something (ATV, dirt bike) that is the antithesis of what wilderness is.


The 9/11 memorial sculpture should stay downtown where more people can see it close up, even though it seems appropriate to have it moved to the police department’s new building. With it being downtown one can stand in front of the sculpture to better remember the bravery of those who fought so hard to save as many lives as they could.


Your article on Amber Reak sickened me. She apparently thinks that medical personnel (from whom she not only delayed seeking treatment, but also lied to) should be more responsible for her son’s well-being than she was. The beating that killed this little boy was not the first abuse he had suffered at the hands of the boyfriend, and yet his mom, the only person he had to depend on to protect him, did nothing.


Why would Grand Junction ever consider changing North Avenue’s name to University Boulevard until North Avenue is cleaned up? It’s too trashy to degrade CMU with “University Boulevard.”


A spring day — warm breezes —  look! There goes that abandoned shopping cart. Oops! Please be thoughtful.


Your headline was not exactly profound. “Survey: Most Americans want (fill in the blank) unless it affects them.”


I see where National Public Radio put our Mesa County in the forefront of drone surveillance. The Sheriff’s Department double-speak on its potential usage for civilian snooping is frightening. Yet, wouldn’t it be justified if it could be solely deployed in the halls of the County Courthouse? This could put a stop to the incessant backroom whispers where it appears the business of the people seems to get done nowadays.


Thanks to all the those wonderful people who run, walk and ride their bikes in the early morning hours in Fruita while wearing headlights and reflective clothing so I can see you as I drive to work in the dark.


I would like to thank The Daily Sentinel for the nice articles they printed about the Colorado Mesa University basketball players. The two brothers who are married, and the Selsor sister who has a baby. It just goes to show with dedication, hard work and determination, dreams can come true! The men’s and women’s teams have been a real joy to watch this year.


To the person who stole my gun rights sign from my house on Little Park Road: I hope you needed it to put in front of your house to help protect your constitutional rights. If not, shame on you! At least bring back my steel forms stake.


When is the city going to spend money on the area east of 12th Street? Our roads are in shambles, and sidewalks are in shambles or nonexistent, there are mounds of dirt around sidewalks, weeds all over. Yet they give CMU millions, the Avalon Theatre millions, and now they want to give money for a bike path?


Thank you! Thank you! To the person or persons who paid for our meal at the IHOP on March 7.


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