You Said It, Aug. 14, 2011

Bicyclists who don’t obey the rules of the road need to stay home. I have almost wiped out a half-dozen of you in the last week alone.

I read that counties may have to provide election ballots in Spanish, as the Hispanic population grows. I say, if you are to live and work in the USA, you need to learn to speak and write in English. Period.

We wondered if anyone in our math-challenged society noticed that the formula for the “math clock” in the Home & Garden section on Aug. 6 shows that there are two possible answers for the 7 o’clock position? Probably not.

Do you ever read anything in the paper but You Said It? How many times do you have to be told that the city only replaced 50-year-old water lines? The rest of the Downtown Uplift was paid for by the Downtown Development Authority.

Anyone taking handouts should not be smoking, having more children, drinking, using drugs, using cellphones, eating out, shopping at the mall or using cable TV. They should be helping their children succeed in school so they don’t end up like them.

Parents, why is it people are subjected to your screaming children in grocery stores, shopping centers and restaurants? When I was a child, and our daughter, too,  and with her children, we were taught to use our “indoor” voices when out and about, and were not allowed to run around. It would be wonderful if parents took the time to teach their children manners when out in public.

Hey, speedy bikers on the Riverfront Trail: Warn me when overtaking from behind before someone gets hurt.

As long as we’re changing F Road to Patterson Road, how about eliminating all of the fractional addresses in the county? Do you know how hard it is to put an address such as 3325 1/2 37 3/4 Road in a database? (This is an example, not meant to be an actual address). And, yes, I know why this was done, but seriously, who really cares how far you are from the state line?

Gangs, drugs, crime, bounty hunters. Too late to put a fence around Colorado.

To the ignorant person complaining about your luggage versus pilot competency: My son is a first officer. You cannot just walk off the street and fly a plane full of passengers safely across the country. You should thank a pilot next time you fly.

I am sure when the City Council members approved making Main Street a lovely place with the spectacular water displays, especially to draw tourists, they didn’t have in mind parents letting their children use them as a playground. Teach these youngsters some manners — keep them out of those lovely displays.

This column is an embarrassment. I suggest that you discontinue it, and let the local yokels go back to writing on restroom walls.

Regarding the lady in the red miniskirt: Do you always wear a red miniskirt? What day do you walk your dog?


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