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Opinion Line Extra (Nov. 18)

  • Published Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at 12 a.m.

The “Air Capital” moniker isn’t outdated. Wichita is still a major aircraft manufacturing and flight testing hub; it still fits. Perhaps Chicago should change its nickname to “Corrupt to the Core,” or New York to the “Big Rotten Apple.”

What’s the matter with Kansas? Simple, it’s selfish, greedy people in high places.

The Affordable Care Act has never been about affordable health care. It’s always been about the middle class funding health insurance for the poor. Of course the premiums and deductibles are going up and the coverage decreasing. What did you expect? Free health care for everyone?

Even the explanations put out by the White House for Obama’s lies are lies.

I don’t understand all the fuss about the Obamacare website. It is much more effective than his presidency has been.

My vehicle was rear-ended two separate times recently in Kansas City. Thanks to progressives, it was equipped with headrests that most certainly prevented serious injury. Requiring headrests in every vehicle costs a little more, but it’s for the good of us all. So is Obamacare.

To better understand the Obama phenomenon, read Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

When will the American voter wake up? This country is falling apart. Stop letting the media tell you how to think and act. Go to the polls and take this country back before it’s too late – if it’s not already too late.

Are you better off now than when Barack Obama took office?

What past presidents do in retirement is revealing. Nixon pouted. Ford played golf. Carter pursues peace and justice issues. Reagan built his library and rode horses. Bush I takes Maine vacations and sky-dives. Clinton works on global health initiatives. Bush II paints and golfs. Oh, and wannabe Romney builds his fifth residence.

Before Rand Paul starts challenging his critics about plagiarism to a duel, he might want to read Aaron Burr’s “Dueling for Dummies.”

They still sell a cup of coffee at Wall Drug for 5 cents. Reminds me of my childhood. Don’t get me started on gas. I remember when they had to sell gas in the ’70s by the half gallon because the pumps only went to 50 cents.

I wish management would train employees, especially cashiers and waitresses, to avoid addressing customers with terms of endearment such as “sweetie,” “dear” and “honey.” Every woman I know dislikes being called such things by anyone other than her husband or significant other.

Why drive a Prius “to save the planet” and then pull up to the ATM and start throwing all your trash out the passenger window?

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