You Said It, Nov. 10, 2013

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It’s ironic that the only way to wish for more money for schools and kids in Colorado is to wish for more people to get high.

The Front Range voted to ban fracking last Tuesday, so let’s shut their gas off this winter. Surely they don’t want to be hypocrites.

 

Thanks to the city councilors for having the foresight to cut the 2014 budget due to lowered sales tax revenue. Reconsidering the funding of $500,000 to CMU is a perfect place to trim the fact. Mr. Foster has repeatedly received multimillions over the years. Isn’t it time the “state” university supports itself with “state” funding, not local?

 

To the lady in the white Toyota at Starbucks on 25 Road, thank you for treating me to my breakfast. I was completely shocked. I hope you read this; your kindness will not be forgotten and will be paid forward. You really brought a smile to my face and made my day. I can’t thank you enough.

 

Free school lunches, weekend backpacks, food stamps, free medical. Wow, how things have changed. What happened to everyone pulling his own weight and taking care of his own?

 

A big thank you to the two guys who stopped to assist me when I was stranded with my Jeep at 32 and E roads. I am very grateful that you helped me get my vehicle off the road to a safe location and also for the ride to my home. Your kindness was very appreciated.

 

This is to the guy at the Verizon store last Sunday, Nov. 3: With all the gun violence in the country, do you think it’s ethical or even wise to be carrying a gun exposed on your hip? If you have one, they are called a concealed carry, not show and tell permits. There were a few customers that had a concerned look on their faces, especially when you developed an attitude because you were told that there weren’t public restrooms available. Believe me, I had my eyes on you. I had mine concealed. Be considerate of others’ thoughts and be aware of your surroundings.

 

A big thank you to the young man who performed a random act of kindness last Saturday night by telling me that my dinner was paid for at Tepanyaki restaurant. I intend to pass this generosity forward.

 

Is there not enough local and national news to report from our local TV news stations that they now have become the weather channel? Three weather reports in 30 minutes — really?

 

Thanks to my Daily Sentinel carrier in Meeker for secretly clearing the broken branches in front of my door so I could leave my house after a major snowstorm recently. I just wanted her to know how much I appreciate her.

 

Thank you to the couple who cared for feral cats in Riverside — feeding, providing shelter, trapping, transporting to the vet for spaying/neutering, then releasing them. Your compassion was boundless. Some cruel person(s) poisoned them. May those unkind people never suffer the slow, painful torture the innocent animals experienced.

 

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Comet Cleaners on 25 Road and the Grand Valley Combined Honor Guard for assisting me with the cleaning and refolding of my father’s military burial flag. As a WWII veteran and many years in a display case, it was in much need of a fix. It was very patriotic of them.

 

Thank you to the young lady who ran after me with my purse that I had left in the shopping cart at Walmart last Friday. You restored my faith in people.

 

To the people who tipped over our metal wildlife sculptures on H Road — our community and passers-by enjoyed them immensely. It astounds us that someone is that destructive with no regard for other people’s personal property, since you also broke our fence. A police report has been filed and you have forced us into putting surveillance and other protective measures in place.

 

To the three women in the Dodge pickup dumping your trash in the desert off 25 Road on Friday afternoon, I saw you, took your plate number and turned it in to BLM. Shame on you.

 

So food stamps got cut back $36 a month for a family of four. That amounts to 32 cents a day per person. I’m sure they can easily cut back that much, so why is it such a big news item?


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