You Said It, Jan. 15, 2012

We all need to send Eric Martin a big thank you. No one should criticize our fighting soldiers unless they have walked in the same boots. War is Hell. The Taliban is the enemy. The minute the U.S. pulls out of the Afghan countryside, the Taliban will be back. Leave our Marines alone and let them do the job we have asked them to do.

Doesn’t the news media and our armed forces have better things to do than investigate a case of our soldiers pissing on an dead enemy who, if given the chance, would rip the still-beating heart out of your child’s chest?

Too bad the law about shoveling sidewalks can’t be enforced. Trying to go for a walk is difficult when three or four houses on every block have not shoveled their walks. Maybe the letter carriers shouldn’t deliver mail to those places.

Whenever it snows, neighbor Cliff dresses warmly, warms up his ATV with a snowblade in front to remove snow of all sidewalks in our subdivision. At times he cleans our driveway too. His kindness is greatly appreciated.

This year I sure would like to get one of those government jobs where I could get laid off and collect over $150,000 for doing nothing. Call me!

Thank to the gentleman who pointed out a very low tire on my vehicle in the Safeway parking lot. I made it to Big O just in time. They found a half-inch piece of drill bit in the tire. Thank you again and again.

Has anyone else noticed counting change back to the customer is a thing of the past? In the last week I have been all over town making purchases and maybe two cashiers have counted the change back to me. The benefits are two-fold in counting chain back. First, the cash drawer won’t be short and, second, the customer will know they were given the correct amount of change (I won’t even mention the customer service aspect).

One family night at a 4-star Grand Junction hotel with pool: $69.99. One night sleeping on dirt with no services along the Colorado River BLM lands: $100.

My dog and I need a lot of exercise, so several times a week we walk to Lincoln Park so that she can chase a ball, and I can chase her. We cover a lot of territory while we’re there, and I’d like to commend the park staff for keeping the park so clean. Running into dog-ploppy is rare, which is really, really nice, and the trees are well-watered so that the roots aren’t at the surface and waiting to trip me. Good job!

If Montrose can not afford a recycling program, where are they going to come up with operational and maintenance costs for a public-owned recreational center?

Shame on the man who walked up behind my mother in the City Market parking lot and told her that the reason the economy is so bad is because of people like her who buy little tin cars made in Japan. She drives a Chevy Aveo that’s proudly made in America — the reason she bought it in the first place!

I have been trying to just buy things made in the U.S.A. Didn’t realize how hard that was to find things not made in China.

Has the state thought about a tunnel under Douglas Pass between Rangley and Grand Junction?


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