You Said It, Nov. 18, 2012

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Thank you to all the wonderful people who worked so hard on the election at the Fruita Civic Center with me. You guys are the best.


It saddens me to see a number of houses in town recently displaying the flag at half-staff. It is disrespectful to our flag, our veterans who fought to defend it, and our country for which it stands to fly our ensign incorrectly. Even if you don’t like the outcome of our election, it’s how a democracy works. Fly the flag proudly.


The potheads and the holy rollers need to calm down a bit. Colorado may have legalized it, but the feds haven’t, so nothing has changed. Why do you people get excited over nothing?


We will no longer have to worry about our children and grandchildren having health issues related to obesity. They will be die from lung ailments caused by smoking marijuana long before the obesity gets them. Pass the Ccheese cuffs, please.


If marijuana shouldn’t be legal because 100 percent of the people can’t be expected to use it responsibly 100 percent of the time, then what about alcohol? Studies show that less than 25 percent of the population use it responsibly. Also, why will the roads suddenly be more dangerous now that pot is legal? Alcohol is more intoxicating than pot, but you don’t see anyone clamoring to ban it.


How does something get put on a state ballot when it is federally illegal? Does anyone else find this illogical? Makes me think too many people smoked too much pot when their brains were still developing.


Why oh why are we worried about expanding the mosquito control eradication in the Grand Valley? We live in a desert. I’ve seen fewer than a dozen mosquitoes in my 20 years here. Repeal this decision and let’s spend our tax dollars on a library or rec center or schools.


I am all for Texas, New Mexico and Arizona seceding from the United States. That would give us a nice buffer zone from Mexico and give us plenty of time to erect a new border fence.


A huge “Thank You” to the people who stopped to help my dad who fell near the Conoco station in Palisade on Nov. 9. The staff at The Retreat Assisted Living Center told me about it. I appreciate your kindness.


When our local law enforcement officials talk about budget constraints they are talking about the fairground, the college and the Avalon Theatre.


To my neighbors with the large barking dog: When you put the shock collar on your dog, the howling sounds much worse than the barking. Sounds painful. Would rather have the barking.


To the lady who had her hard work of leaf raking destroyed by an inconsiderate moron in the car, I wish I knew who you are because I’d be more than happy to come rake them up again. God bless you.


We were in Florida for a week last month, on the eastern coast north of West Palm Beach. We drove around quite a bit to see the sights, as far down the coast as Fort Lauderdale. Not once during the week did we see anyone on any street corner holding a cardboard sign. What are they doing right?


On Nov. 3 we had a flat tire while parked at Rim Rock Walmart. All we had was our small jack that came with our SUV. A very kind gentleman loaned us his stronger jack to use. We would like to say thank you for your kindness. It is good to know there are still such wonderful people out there. God bless you and your family.


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