Murrvalus's Blog

Submitted by Site Meister on Tue, 08/30/2016 - 17:27

These are entries from Valeda Murr's Blog on the old site that I've decided to resurrect for posterity. I knew Valeda for a long time, well over thirty years. So this is a memorial to her. She is missed and I hope to see her in the afterlife so that I can again enjoy her sarcastic humor, constant wit, and loving presence.

Petitioners in front of Ace Hardware

Submitted by murrvalus on Mon, 07/18/2011 - 19:42

So, I went for a job interview down by the Ace hardware on East Harmony.  Three petitioners (2 men, 1 woman)  for the ballot issue of closing the dispensaries were sitting outside.  I was early so I sat outside about 10 feet away and listened to the lies they were telling people.  I heard them repeatedly telling people that since the dispensaries opened up, possession of marijuana crime has gone up 300%.  They are claiming that drug pushers are buying the marijuana at dispensaries and then selling it to teenagers.  This is crap, the drug pushers aren't going to do this because it would kill

Is there a reporter on staff?

Submitted by murrvalus on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 15:39

Has anyone else been following the story of the young man on the Frontier flight from Dallas to Denver that was removed because the pilot thought it was unsafe (not clear to who) to fly with him on board?  If you will notice in the many articles on the Internet, he is from Fort Collins.  Nice of the Coloradoan to do a story.  Ya gotta wonder if there is still one real reporter on staff.  I know for sure there is no proofreader, so maybe they did the same with the reporters. 


Submitted by murrvalus on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 18:05

I hope that this time the so-called "birthers" will sit down and shut up.  But it is probably a vain hope.  These fools are a waste of air.  And I am sure that now they will simply say it was forged.  Or put in the system later or some such dumb ass idea.

The Government, i.e., taxes, defense, take from the poor and give to the rich

Submitted by murrvalus on Sun, 04/24/2011 - 18:59

Once again the US congress boggles my mind.  Here is the simple way to view our "two party" system, the Democrats want to cut the defence budget and put the money in humanitarian programs, the Republicans want to cut the humanitarian programs and put most of it in the defence budget.  The rest should go in the pockets of the rich in tax cuts. 

Lack of snow removal

Submitted by murrvalus on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 21:31

Aren't businesses and homeowners supposed to remove the snow from their sidewalks within 24 hours after it has snowed?  I live in the vicinity of LaPorte and Shields.  Apparently the home and business owners in this area are exempt from the ordinance.  Because at least half haven't lifted a shovel all winter.  I guess if you wait long enough the snow will melt on it's own.  There is an apartment complex at the corner of LaPorte and Sheilds and its sidewalks are treacherous.  I don't think they have done a thing to remove the snow all winter.


Submitted by murrvalus on Tue, 02/01/2011 - 20:29

As I watch the unfolding of revolutionary change in Tunisia, Jordan and Egypt, I wonder when the dictators around the world will figure out that in the 21st century, keeping the populace living in fear and ignorance is coming to an end.  A college professor of mine asked a question during a lecture, "What is the most important element needed by a populace to have democracy?"  Answer - an educated populace, and in my opinion, the second most important component is communication.  In today's world, planet wide communication is available in all countries.  Not perhaps to all people, but in all

A new decade begins

Submitted by murrvalus on Fri, 12/31/2010 - 12:40

And so begins a new decade, for me it begins with high hopes.  A new start in Ft. Collins, a new job, my son newly married and expecting the end of May.  My daughter and her family returned from three years in Germany.

I also lost an uncle this year, one of the penalties of getting older, and a high school friend to cancer.