You Said It, Dec. 18, 2011

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is something made in the USA, so others can have a nice Christmas. Signed, The Unemployed.

To the person who is blasting Tim Tebow for his public prayers on the field: Yes, the Bible does say to pray privately; however, it does not say not to pray publicly. Jesus prayed in front of people, as well as by himself, and if you think Tebow is a fake, then you’re as crazy as your post.

To those who are critical of Tim Tebow’s public expression of his faith: Peter, Jesus’ disciple, preached on the street, and Paul in the coliseum. Thousands were brought into the Christian faith and it was not because of prayer in a closet.

Whatever it is that fuels Tim Tebow’s faith in himself is fine with me. I just don’t think there’s a god up there watching football and making things happen. Tebow needs to have more faith in himself. If you pray for a touchdown and you get one, you got your wish. Nothing more. Your prayer didn’t “make it happen.”

Regarding last week’s objections to Tim Tebow’s sideline prayer: The writer wrongly interprets Matthew Chapter 6 as a prohibition of public prayer. What is being warned of in this chapter is a prideful, public performance with the intent of self-promotion. Based on the results of the last several Bronco games, God is not offended at Tim’s public prayers.

With the recent attacks by dogs owned by the homeless, will the Grand Junction Police Department now form a HOT Dog team? (HOT is an acronym for Homeless Outreach Team).

Glad to know the Grand Junction Police Department is finally taking the problem with homeless pets seriously. When my son was attacked three years ago and had to be taken to the ER, their response was, “Don’t worry, we gave the dog a rabies shot last time he bit someone.” They knew the dog’s name, the dog’s owner, and which corner the owner begged on. That is why my son got bit. When he pushed the crosswalk button, the dog attacked because the dog thought it was his property.

Special thanks to the third-grade choir from Orchard Avenue Elementary School and their excellent teacher for making our Grand Mesa Chorus Christmas Concert so much fun.

Was sure sorry to see the last Smashburger close. They had absolutely the best burgers in town and those great sweet-potato fries.

To the thieves in Fruita who decided to steal my Mickey and Minnie Mouse Christmas decorations: You broke my 2-year-old’s heart. And my 6-year-old asks every day, “Mom, did the people bring Mickey and Minnie back?” All I can answer is, “No, Honey, but they still might make it home.”

Isn’t it interesting that a current school board member picked a former school board member to be on the budget committee? The only idea that the former school board member had before was to raise taxes. So what has changed in a month and a half?

Thank you to the Grand Junction Fire Department for coming to rescue my granddaughter and me when we got stuck in an elevator. They responded very quickly to my call and were very professional.

Send the Division of Wildlife officers to the U.S./Mexican border. They’re not afraid to stop motorists and check their paperwork.

I enjoy donating to several of our great local charities each year instead of sending Christmas cards. What I don’t understand is that it takes up to a month for my checks to clear in three out of the five charities. Surely someone in these offices should be in charge of going to the bank.

If you don’t like what people write to You Said It ... I suggest you don’t read it.


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