You Said It, Oct. 7, 2012

Spotted on Friday afternoon: Jared Wright in public and a Sal Pace yard sign in Grand Junction. I feel like the NASA scientists who found signs of water on Mars.

Pretty funny that politicians support unions when it affects their favorite pastime but when it comes to the education of our children they are fine with less-experienced teachers. Talk about priorities. Maybe teachers should demand instant replay.


The Lands End Hill climb on color weekend? Needs to be reconsidered. People who went out to enjoy the colors could not access Lands End due to the race. Maybe plan it for earlier in the year.


Loved the air show, but had a sad feeling about all the thousands of plastic bottles not being recycled. What a waste. It would have been so easy to just have recycle bins.


On Tuesday there was a picture in The Daily Sentinel of a nice man named Scott Martin who had two beautiful dogs with him. It was great to see because one of the dogs we gave up for adoption not long ago. Scott, thank you so much for giving Sammi a wonderful home. We loved her but could not give her the space she needed. I have framed the picture so we will always remember that sometimes things do all work out.


I am very angry at Steve Beauregard’s column Wednesday about the Fruita Fall Festival. Who does he think he is and how dare your newspaper print this? He compares a nuclear winter with an upset 3-year-old. Personally, as a Fruita resident, I don’t welcome him in Fruita. We don’t want him here if this is the way he acts.


Apology from cyclist to truck driver. Sorry. I misinterpreted your slow acceleration as an invitation to change lanes. Thanks for just honking at me and not running me over.


Regarding the “disrespected” man shot: Too bad he doesn’t realize that most moral, honest, law-abiding people don’t respect people like him either. He has a second chance at life and I hope he finds help to change so he can be happy in the normal world instead of living the gang way.


Seems to me if the city can afford to support the students at the university with a new classroom building, the city could afford to support the citizens of the valley and develop the park along the river. Or how about the city finishing up Main Street and get the WiFi and speakers operating, which has yet to be done.


To all the hunters out there: Better be careful with your guns in your trucks and sidearms. Make sure you don’t drive by any schools. You will be writing an apology letter next.


Eight Red Hat Society ladies want to thank the two bicyclists who paid the bill for our lunches last week at Mesa Lakes and Resort. That wonderful surprise equaled our enjoyment of the beautiful Grand Mesa colors.


Women, remember when your kids were young and you were desperate for an older woman to offer help? Now if you are in a position to help, please do so. Many of us cannot afford to pay child care, but we would love to participate in a Bible study or other activity. It would be a huge gift to us young moms.


As a 60-something female who has worked since I was 16, I am stunned when I hear about high unemployment rates and see homeless folks asking for money or a job. I am employed in the healthcare industry, and the daily number of “no-calls/no-shows” is troubling. We are constantly looking for more perks to offer employees just to ensure they show up and do their jobs. When did

we decide that a paycheck and the intrinsic value in doing a job well is not enough?


Here’s an idea, how about GJ actually enforce the no riding your bike or skateboard signs on the sidewalks on Main street? People who violate these common courtesy signs should be fined. And if they continue to do it, have their bikes or skateboards confiscated.


To the person who was upset to get Rush Limbaugh’s radio show instead of CU football: Too bad your bias against a great American didn’t allow you to tune in for a few minutes and attain enlightenment. You missed a great opportunity.


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