You Said It, Sept. 8, 2013

Having performed independent contracting per IRS rules, I seriously doubt whether the Fantasy Club entertainers meet that status. One rule is to provide your own tools of the trade to be independent. While I grant you that each performer provides their own uniform from Victoria’s Secret, none are bringing in their own pole or futon. On wages, I agree they do bend over backwards to earn their tips, figuratively speaking.

I am so tired of there being no responsibility taken for a pit bull attacking someone. A baby is disfigured for life and the dog is not put down? Our society now seems to think a dog is worth more than a human. Sad days.


It’s sad another child was bitten by a pit bull, this one likely to be permanently disfigured. Even sadder is the speculation that this dog might have been in the process of being trained as a fighting dog! Maybe the baby should have been taken away from the parents. This baby will wear the marks of their stupidity for the rest of his/her life.


To the person who recently wrote to criticize the King & Trio and Gary Ambrosier for their “long-winded, dull chatter,” you must have attended a different concert than me or have a problem with selective memory, because I remember some “chatter” from the good “maestro,” too. Whoever you are, I dare say you’ve never picked up an instrument in your life. Isn’t it funny how it’s so easy for those with no talent to criticize those that have some? Next year, stay home.


Thank goodness for the honest, kind people of Mesa County. Unfortunately, this was not the case on Aug. 29 at the City Market on 32 Road. My husband accidentally dropped his wallet in the parking lot. We went back and it had not been turned in. We took quick action and called our credit card companies. So ha-ha to the thief that took it; we at least outsmarted you in that regard. But you did get $60 in cash, and with that, we hope you choke on it. If you want to at least be somewhat human, just mail the wallet back and consider the money a reward.


I am glad that they plan to upgrade North Avenue. They need to go east from 12th Street before it really looks like Colfax.


Does anyone else think it no surprise that I-70 had debris wash across the road around mile marker 70 where all of the new gas wells have been installed right above the road? All these years, not once did this occur and all of a sudden this starts happening. Why do we as taxpayers have to pay for this cleanup?


Why would we stop drilling and fracking due to a few accidents that get immediate attention when we don’t close freeways due to accidents? Roads kill and hurt 500 times more people than energy-related production accidents. Some people have tunnel vision when it comes to drilling, spotted owls and man-made climate change.


To the manager and people at Bed Bath & Beyond, the Grand Junction police, friends, family, the media, neighbors and the great couple that pulled my husband out of our car on Grand Mesa, and to the Dan Geer Farmers Insurance agency, my heartfelt gratitude for all your help Friday. Our family will be forever grateful to the wonderful people in Grand Junction.


District 51 continues with the Whacky Wednesdays early release for elementary students for program planning. Now the elementary schools take the next day off after Labor Day for more planning. Is that really necessary?


To the lady in the Mercedes at Seventh and Wellington: Are you aware that it’s OK to make a right turn on red? There were 12 cars in that lane by the time you woke up and turned. As I pulled up beside you on Seventh, I could see you looking at your lap — texting, perhaps?


Kudos to the city of Delta. On a recent drive, we were thrilled to see the wonderfully huge planters filled with colorful flowers and greens. What a great way to beautify your town, and thank you for the lovely eye feast.


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