Opinion Line (July 5)

07/05/2012 12:00 AM

07/03/2012 5:47 PM

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Do you remember the Disney movie “Bambi”? Wild fires in Colorado and other states are taking a terrible toll on the animals and birds in the forests. When in these sacred places, use extreme caution with any form of fire.

It seems ironic – the conservatives vilifying Chief Justice John Roberts for upholding Obamacare, a duly passed law, are probably the same folks who cry foul when “activist” judges overturn a law.

I have great concern about Obama’s misguided policies, which are leading this country into unsustainable debt. Why can’t he realize that there are many people who know more about governing this country? Why doesn’t he seek their advice and follow it?

If Kris Kobach gets his wish and sends everyone back to Mexico, who will work in the dairies, packing plants and poultry operations, or help on family farms? Everyone had better get ready for huge price increases on most produce, all dairy products, and beef, pork, chicken and turkey.

Fluoridated water will not prevent kids from being fat or having cavities. For those results, take away the candy and other sweet stuff.

If you want fluoride for your teeth, use fluoride toothpaste. If you’re so concerned about your children’s teeth, you should have been giving them milk to drink instead of pop and sweetened juices.

We need Prozac in our water, not fluoride.

Whenever there’s a breakfast at senior centers, it’s always sausage, biscuits and gravy. How about something healthy? They talk about making school meals more healthy. Do it for the older population. Serve fruit, not cookies.

Seems some city officials think they are above the law. They did not wear their hard hats in the “hard hat required” area of the new downtown YMCA (June 30 Local & State).

The respect shown when a funeral procession passes and the cars politely pull to the side of the road is pretty much shattered when the escort vehicles speed past with their sirens and flashing lights. They create almost enough commotion to wake the dead.

My heart is very sad to learn of the passing of Andy Griffith. His show was my all-time favorite. I watch it more, thanks to DVDs, than anything on TV today. Once again he is sitting on the front porch with Aunt Bee and Barney. Thank you, Andy.

Honest, sincere apologies do not include the words “if,” “might have” or “sincerely.”

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