You Said It, Oct. 6, 2013

I just can’t keep it in any longer. White Hall was knocked down partly because of it being an “eyesore.” I have one little question: What is it now?

For those who believe Obamacare is the answer to our health care, compare your deductible and your new premium. Are you still excited and happy about it?


I thought we legalized marijuana and we’re to use the taxes from that to fund schools. Now we have to raise state taxes to fund schools? The energy tax was to be used to fund some of the school budget, but we are running them all out of the state. No more taxes!


Thank you to the Fruita Chamber for a fun fall festival. Your hard work was present in the laughter observed. Only disappointment was observing the inappropriate behavior of the Alpine Bank second place winners during the bed race. What ever happened to good sportsmanship?


We just returned from the Fruita fall fest parade. What fun. There were lots of great entries and all the participants were enthusiastic, talented and presented in good taste. Once again we were surprised at how many young men do not remove their hats/caps when our flag passes. My 95-year-old father was one of the first ones to remove his cap. Young men, it is your flag representing your country and you should honor it as it passes.


Many thanks to the Mesa Mall customer that peeled the side of my truck from one end to the other. I know that parking where no other vehicle was within 50 yards of me was inconsiderate. I know, too, you have to be someone special to hit a 23-foot one-ton silver truck that far out in the parking lot and peel the side from one end to the other and not leave any information, just drive off.


Temple Grandin speaks to a capacity crowd, then Ron Paul does the same. It sure is nice to have a thriving university in the heart of the Grand Valley.


The sad picture of Penny Stine in The Daily Sentinel on Tuesday says it all for the survivors of suicide. It shows the true victims. My thoughts and prayers are for her.

It is appalling to me that the School District 51 elections would be used by some as a political platform. This election should be nonpartisan and based on sound educational knowledge and leadership abilities, not on whether the candidate is a Republican or a Democrat. Vote for the best candidate, not the party.


Congratulations to all the youth, teachers, staff and parents in our Grand Valley who worked so hard and continue to work hard with the various high school marching bands here. Last night’s performances at the Grand Valley “All Valley Bands” marching band festival were wonderful. Young men and women like the ones who make up these ensembles prove to me that our future will be in good hands.


To the parent who defended the right of graduating seniors to vandalize and deface public property in last May’s You Said It, thankfully the spray paint on the water tower at the Fruita entry to Colorado National Monument was cleaned off by someone other than (...let me take a guess…) you or your young people. The ribbon of color across Redlands Parkway, however, which you identified as “just chalk,” still remains five months later. Great message to be giving our kids.


To the “liberal” who called “secessionists, tea partiers, and keep-government-out-of-my-life Republicans” hypocrites because they’re betting they won’t turn down assistance from the government because of their need from flooding: Why would they turn it down, it’s their/our money to begin with, it’s called taxes. It’s not “assistance,” it’s every hard working citizen’s tax dollars being returned.


Thanks, Daily Sentinel, for ending last week’s You Said It with five items expressing gratitude between humans. The first several “waa-waa poor me” items are so boring.


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To every liberal that voted for Obama, we are about to see why in our own lives we stop spending way before we get into big debt, or is that how you keep your checkbook? 9 trillion in unfunded debt we must borrow to maintain? why? I suggest the government schools that are doing so well start teaching Mandarin, our kids will need it. And If I hear one more of you say “we have to stimulate the economy” I will go primeval I think, that’s nuts. Oct. 17th

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