You Said It Column October 26, 2008

• Thank you to the Boy Scout Troop who placed all the flags at the stadium for Monday night’s event. They looked great.

• Maybe the gentleman who pulled the gun after the Palin appearance would have gotten off if he just told the cops he thought the SUV was a moose.

• An Associated Press report said the Republican National Committee has spent over $150,000 on new wardrobes for Sarah Palin and her family. Now that’s what I call “spreading the wealth around.”

• For those of you involved in the Palin protest: When you stepped into the street, you placed yourselves and the police in a bad position. You are lucky no one was hurt. Pull your proverbial heads out of the clouds and wise up.

• Sunday morning I saw one of our many panhandlers, already bombed out of his mind, trying to tear down one of the anti-panhandling signs at First Street and Grand Avenue. When are the cops and City Council, going to run these bums out of town? 

• To the protesters who were told to stay off the road and made the intelligent decision to try to block Palin’s motorcade: What in the heck did you think was going to happen? And then you cry police brutality. The mentality of Americans as of late is scaring the bejabbers out of me. How about you?

• To the filthy hippies who are upset because the Grand Junction Police Department removed them from the street: Too bad. Maybe next time you’ll think twice about disobeying a peace officer.

• The really sad thing about this year’s presidential campaign, besides the obscene amount of money being spent, is that if Obama was white and Palin was ugly this wouldn’t even be close: The Obama/Biden ticket would win by a landslide.

• When a person covers his or her face, he ceases to be a protester and becomes a terrorist.

• Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin is the “voice of experience” when it comes to “redistributing the wealth.” In 2008, each Alaskan resident regardless of age, income tax bracket or employment status, received a check in the amount of $3,269 from Alaska’s PFD (Alaska tax revenue on the energy industry); that’s a windfall of $22,400 for Governor Palin’s family of seven. Sounds like the “S” word to me.

• I cannot believe that there is even a debate whether or not to charge the people that impeded Palin’s motorcade. 

• Now I understand sweat equity. According to the liberal Dems, if I work and sweat enough, I will have to share my equity with others who do not sweat as hard. 

• Why did the announcer at the rally introduce Palin’s husband first and then Sarah? I’ve always thought the candidate or office holder is introduced and then their family. Sounded male chauvinist to me.

• Great GOP rally. Who needs Monday night football when you can watch our wonderful policemen tackling dummies at 12th Street and North Avenue?

• Is Joe Biden going to wear his clown suit to the inauguration?

• How do you know when politicians are speaking? The stock market falls hundreds of points.

• C’mon Democrats, grow up. There isn’t a street that I drive down that doesn’t have a pro-
McCain sign that has been vandalized. And your actions during Palin’s visit, ridiculous. You chose to use your freedom of speech to show your ignorance.

• I agree that we need a new public safety building. I do disagree with a couple of items in that proposed package we will be voting on . The city built itself a parking garage next to City Hall for the exclusive use of its employees. They recently completed another parking garage downtown which has a level designated totally to city employees. Now they have another parking garage as part of the public safety project for city employees. Three parking garages for city employees ...  is an obscene use of taxpayer money.

• I really don’t understand the multiple requests for donations through the mail that send you dimes, nickels, even dollar bills with cute address labels or greeting cards as a gift whether you give or not.

• The young man at the corner of 12th Street and North Avenue who was intentionally holding the flag upside down showed disrespect to both our country and our flag.

• Democrats, what Neanderthals. You never saw the Republicans demonstrate when Obama visited Grand Junction.

•  Note to local Republicans: It’s not the size of the crowd that matters; it’s the size of the vote. On Nov. 5, Sarah Palin will be going back to Wasilla, while Barack Obama will be going forward to the White House.

• My husband and I were at the rally for Gov. Palin. The four most wonderful observations we made: the incredible size of the crowd, the stunning number of college students loudly in support of McCain/Palin, the huge representation of small business owners, and, most of all, the thousands of veterans. It was very moving, very energizing, and we are so proud to be a part of this community.

• Seriously, the protesters are in the middle of the street and the police move them out of the way and they are upset? If you don’t cause trouble, you won’t have trouble. They are just lucky they didn’t get shot for their 15 minutes of fame.


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