You Said It, Sept. 23, 2012

Congratulations to the visionaries who brought about Operation Foresight 50 years ago. It is because of this that I chose Grand Junction to become our home since 1968. Operation Foresight showed me that Grand Junction embraced forward thinking that is still continuing 50 years later.

Why does no one mention the fact that the property Brady Trucking is being denied usage of was a virtual cesspool of hazardous materials? No one wanted to have anything to do with it until Brady Trucking spent hundreds of thousands of dollars cleaning it up. If these folks want to preserve that land, let them buy it.

 

The gentleman who was concerned about soot from Brady Trucking trucks landing on his lunch doesn’t know much about trucks. Today’s trucks have such stringent emissions controls that would be a nonevent, even if he sat on the hood of the truck.

 

To the person who borrowed (without permission) the red, three-wheeled bike from my friend’s front porch: This young woman depends on this bike for transportation. If you know the whereabouts of this bike, please contact the Grand Junction Police Department.

 

The Otto rock vandals: Once again, ignorance in action.

How ignorant. Try to change or hide a piece of history because you don’t like the way it looks and have no knowledge of what it means?

 

Can’t some welder donate 20 minutes to put the chrome buffalo’s tail back on?

 

Our family of four (two young daughters) thoroughly enjoyed the downtown farmers market until we had to come in contact with Jason from “Friday the 13th.” Seriously? I witnessed this 7-foot, bloodied obscenity scare hundreds of children. He can’t dress up as someone who represents life or heroism? What about The Hulk or Captain America?

 

If you believe the article in the Sentinel about the AARP being nonpartisan, then I have some oceanfront property in Arizona that I would like to sell you. 

 

Wish The Daily Sentinel would have relegated David Goe’s Sept. 21 column to the editorial page. It was nothing but sarcastic insinuations about Republicans’ taste in music. Yes, campaign organizers should seek permission to play copyrighted tunes at their gatherings, but it’s no excuse to slam those of us who aren’t enamored with the current selection of “music.”

 

Wow, whoever set the prices for the airshow is greedy. They are exorbitantly high, especially the parking. Lower prices attract more people and make more money.

 

This is to the person with the well-behaved “four-legged children”: I am sure you are proud of your children and enjoy taking them to public places. However, I am allergic to your children and don’t want to worry about breathing in a public restaurant, so why don’t you leave them at home, where they belong, and show off their talents to your friends at your house?

 

Enough about dogs in restaurants. I was unable to enjoy my Denny’s Grand Slam breakfast because the patron next to me had brought his smelly ferret with him. There oughta be a law against those things. And, no, they didn’t offer to pay for my meal. Go figure.

 

I have read three times in the paper about animal cruelty. These creeps should do hard time in prison and should never be able to have another pet or be near a child.

 

My dogs wouldn’t bark if you didn’t stand at my fence and antagonize them. To everyone who walks, if you walk by my house and my dog barks at you, he is protecting his turf, so please find another route to walk instead of waking my neighbors at 6 a.m.

 

Who said “Theater is dead in Grand Junction”? What a terrific weekend of theater our community had. Creative Avenue’s (The Theater Project) production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita” was fantastic.The energy, the music, the cast and the production values hit a high note for our city.

 

Kudos to the Sentinel’s editorial staff for Tuesday’s editorial regarding the condition of our country. We are in a recovery mode and doing better than we have been in a long time. There is a sound reason for optimism.

 

The flowers on Delta’s main street have been awesome. They were great last year, too.

 

To the fellow in the cream- colored Escalade going west on Broadway at dusk on Thursday evening: The honks and flashes weren’t to get you to move in the right lane, they were because I watched your sparking cigarette butt bounce into the dry weeds in the center median. Use your ashtray before you start a fire.

 

It’s a contest to guess where we will find the comics today in the Sentinel.


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