You Said It, July 31, 2011

Gang-related murder at Taco Bell. A US Bank branch, a payday loan business and a liquor store robbed — all in the same week. Am I the only one outraged that our street crimes unit was eliminated in favor of a “homeless outreach team” of police officers? Read a paper, Chief Camper.

Methinks the sheriff doth protest too much. The runner ignored his outstanding warrants, thus shouldn’t be surprised with the pepper spray. Give “Dog” his due.

To “Dog the Bounty Hunter” and his lovely wife: You do not live here, vote here, pay taxes here. So, who do you think you are to criticize our sheriff? They have captured many, many, many criminals without your help. So, please go back where you came from. We will do just fine without you.

What’s the matter with you, Sheriff Hilkey? Don’t like getting shown up? Peacockery? Put down your thesaurus and catch some criminals.

Murdoch. Karma. Priceless.

I guess in northeast Grand Junction, it’s now standard practice to buy your neglected, barking dog a “friend” and the end result is two neglected, barking dogs. Your neighbors love this.

Please allow me to explain to the person who complained about “lazy” disabled people who can take a cart around a store to shop, and then don’t put the cart back in the cart storage area. I am one of those disabled people, and I have severe back problems, but with a cart to lean on I can manage. Without a cart, though, even walking short distances is very difficult. But if things like that are so disturbing to the complainer, maybe he could do some acts of kindness and return those carts himself.

Recently I was privileged to attend a dance recital given by a local dance studio. After each performance, the place exploded with the shrieking of the banshees. Whatever happened to applause? Whatever happened to female decorum? It was an evening of culture, not a sports event. There is a difference, you know.

Why drive to renew license plates? Could it be we that put it off to the last minute to save for Ritter’s fee tax for roads and bridges?

To the person who wants to send all the homeless across the county line: Has no one ever shown you grace and compassion in a time of need? If everyone who was out of work a day in their lives was expelled, this town would be at least half empty — then where would our economy be? I am so sad your heart is so hard.

Thanks to the wonderful Elliott family for putting on another great Taco Bell Tennis Tournament for the community. Your hard work was truly appreciated by all.

Thanks to the nice couple who picked up our check at Red Lobster on Sunday. It is nice to know there are some really nice people out there.

To whoever found my phone at the Mesa County Fairgrounds on Tuesday night and took my SD card out and then turned the phone into lost-and-found: I really need the SD card. I have pictures of my son, who is deployed to Afghanistan, and I really would like to have it back. Please return it to the lost-and-found at the fairgrounds. No questions will be asked.

Would love if some of the local restaurants didn’t keep the temperatures freezing cold in the summer. I realize that the employees need to be comfortable, but it is miserable to sit there shivering while trying to eat. Makes the food cold too.

To the person whose heart would break at disappointing their 5-year-old if they couldn’t get fireworks: Stop by my house and I’ll show you my otherwise happy and healthy companion pet. He’ll be the one recoiled in the back of the closet salivating, panting, terrified and shaking in a state of shock because of your fireworks.


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