Opinion Line (Nov. 3)

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Now do you believe climate change is real? Nearly every new storm is of unprecedented historic proportions. Instead of the “Big Apple” will the new nickname for New York City be the “Bigger Easy”?

I have much respect for the Northeasterners and the dignified, organized way they’re dealing with disaster.

After two years and $2 billion, the campaign is back where it started. Do you really want a guy who travels 11 hours with the family pet on top of his car to be in charge of a disaster that befalls your community?

President Obama won’t be happy until he has everyone working for him at the government.

Compare Watergate and Benghazi. Nixon’s cover-up seems piddly compared with Obama’s cover-up and unconcern for the cry for help from the ambassador. The president should be impeached and imprisoned.

Unemployment peaked at 10 percent in 2009, dropped to 9.4 percent in 2010 and 8.5 percent in 2011, and was 7.9 percent in October 2012. Consumer spending and confidence are up. The housing market is growing. Let’s not go back to the failed policies that got us into this mess.

Congratulations and thanks to Sedgwick County Commissioners Karl Peterjohn and Richard Ranzau for pushing to get the proper price for the cell tower. Where were the other commissioners and the manager? They are just talk when it comes to bringing in money.

Is it possible that County Commissioner Jim Skelton doesn’t realize that the movie “Dr. Strangelove” was poking fun at the ignorance of those opposed to putting fluoride in the water supply?

Will fluoridation keep my grass green and free of weeds in hot, dry weather?

South-central Kansas has the worst teeth in the state, and fluoride has been proved to aid in the reduction of cavities. Common sense says to ignore the alarmists and the one-issue advocates and support fluoride.

It appears that Wink Hartman didn’t like being used as a straw man by a bunch of lawyers who want to select their own tame judge. And Hartman is willing to put his money where his mouth is. Good for him.

Methinks Wink Hartman doth protest too much.

It just isn’t safe for the kids to trick-or-treat after dark. Fewer and fewer parents take their kids trick-or-treating. It’s killing Halloween. If we had the trick-or-treating on a Saturday afternoon instead of on a school night, it would be safer for everyone and a lot more fun.

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