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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

President Obama has chosen wrong. He has sided with the Palestinian Authority and turned his back on Israel.

He called Israel a force of “occupation,” demanding that Israel revert to the 1967 borders, a move that would divide Jerusalem.

By backing the Palestinian Authority, President Obama is backing Hamas, a terrorist organization that has long vowed to eliminate Israel. This is not a pathway to peace. It’s an assault against Israel, our most important ally.

The American Center for Law and Justice is mobilizing its resources, here in America and in Jerusalem. We’re sending a message to President Obama: This anti-Israel tactic is unacceptable.

Stand with the ACLJ now in support of the nation of Israel and in opposition to President Obama’s troubling new pro-terrorist policy against them. Americans must make the right choice, since the president has not.

Add your name to the Petition to Protect Israel, Not Terrorists at and make your voice heard. The ACLJ will send signers a new DVD, “The Export,” and the eye-opening booklet, “Shari’ah Law: Radical Islam’s Threat to the U.S. Constitution,” as a free gift of thanks for your participation.

Melinda DeLia


The idea of charging a fee for bags seems like another short-sighted, feel good, liberal idea.

Who says these are single use bags? I bring bags every time I go grocery shopping. They are much more sanitary than the reusable cloth/mesh bags promoted by many organizations and merchants.

Secondly, why would we punish visitors to the area who may need to buy a few supplies to carry them through the week?

This is just another tax enacted without a public vote.

Third, will the same organizations and governments that are promoting this idea also support the requirement that if a patron brings their own bags, they will be given a credit in the same amount of the fee?

Finally, what is this money going to be used for?

Sharon Brenner


I am thrilled beyond words to hear that (finally) a variety of music (other than jazz) is coming to town. I will personally donate money to make this happen.

Many, many thanks to the folks that are making this happen.

Ronda Dennie

Glenwood Springs

I own a small architecture firm in Glenwood Springs, and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton is doing me and other small business owners a disservice by supporting tax breaks for oil and gas while turning his back on us. Recent reports put the annual subsidy to energy firms at $15 billion, and he voted “yes.”

It makes no sense that Tipton is pumping money into oil and gas with one hand, while calling for sacrifice and cutbacks from me and my friends here in the valley. Who is he working for? Who, or what, is feeding him?

Oil and gas companies reap billions in profit. Look around at the closed small retailers and mom and pop outfits. Who’s hurting? Not oil and gas. There is absolutely no need for their tax breaks and handouts.

As a member of the House Small Business Committee, Rep. Tipton champions the impact of small business on economic growth. If he actually believed in the voice of small business owners, he would stop handing out to oil and gas and instead back those he is supposed to represent here in Garfield County and western Colorado.

Dean Moffatt

Glenwood Springs

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