Vail Daily letters to the editor
Vail, CO, Colorado
Has anyone noticed that Congress recently spent time passing legislation reaffirming (by a vote of 369-9) that “In God We Trust” is our national motto? I’m sorry, is that seriously what our Congress spent time doing during a time in which unemployment exceeds 9 percent?
Anyone, and I mean absolutely anyone, who thinks that religion is harmless needs to see that our government is literally spending their time waiting for an invisible being in the sky to save us from our problems instead of attempting to solve the problems themselves. It makes me feel sick. Unbelievable.
Congrats, and thanks
I would like to sincerely thank all of my supporters during this past Vail Town Council election process. Special thanks to Kevin Foley for being my treasurer once again.
Though I did not make the final cut, I am proud to have been there with my fellow candidates and look forward to continue working for a better Vail, albeit from the sidelines. It just runs in my “old blood.”
I wish to congratulate Andy, Margaret, Ludi and Greg for their strong wins in the election. I know they will have a full plate immediately, and I wish them only the best moving forward.
I would like to especially thank Rayla and Steve for going for it and putting themselves out there in the spotlight. It does take a certain type of person to commit to public service and I want to recognize their efforts and dedication.
Thanks again everybody for the opportunity to be of help. I will keep working at it. See you on the hill. Loving Vail,
I’ll miss him
You know Andy Rooney died last week at 92. According to CBS. his death came only a month after delivering his final and 1,097th televised commentary for “60 Minutes.”
Apparently ,he had gone in the hospital for an undisclosed surgery and he never recovered.
Two things are clear to me: While in hospital, Mr. Rooney was thinking about writing a commentary about people who go to the hospital to get better and end up dying instead, and Mr. Rooney would never have understood the breadth and depth of his affect on the American viewing public.
Andy Rooney was not part of the new news media, he was as “old media” as you can get. His passing is important and should be noted. He wouldn’t understand that, either. I will miss him.
There is a saying: “Talk less and say more.” As we all know, the public vote on Eagle River Station was “no.” Since that vote apparently did not count, we continue to have a lot of debate regarding the outcome of ERS.
My short version of what ERS represents to the town of Eagle and surrounding communities comes from a song written by Joni Mitchell:
“Don’t it always seem to go,
That you don’t know what you got till it’s gone?
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”
Something to think about.