Opinion Line (Nov. 20)

11/20/2012 12:00 AM

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Pot gets legalized and Twinkies threaten to disappear in the same month? Well-played, America, well-played.

Financially and sentimentally, the loss of Hostess and Wonder Bread jobs and products would be devastating. From a nutritional standpoint, it would be no loss at all.

When Americans are more concerned with Twinkies and Justin Bieber than our most powerful ally murdering innocent civilians, we truly need help.

It’s long past time for our administration to draw a line in the sand regarding the disproportionate military buildup and threats of aggression by Israel, and demand that it stop the bullying and persecution of the Palestinian people.

I voted for President Obama. He gave me gifts of honesty, acceptance, health care and equal pay for equal work. Mitt Romney offered me flip-flops, binders and a pack of lies.

On Nov. 12 the class of ’61 paid tribute to Bob Gates in the library at East High School. A classmate thanked him for his care and concern for our military personnel. He replied, “That means more to me than all the awards.” What a class act.

Thank you, Nola Foulston, for the service, integrity and class you brought to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office. You will be greatly missed.

Black Friday – because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.

Most of the employees forced to work the after-Thanksgiving sales are not represented by any union, have no benefits and work for minimum wage. Keep an American tradition and stay home, enjoy your family, be thankful for what you have, and send the big corporations a message.

I would like to thank my neighbors for allowing me to clean up their leaves. I don’t know what I would do with my spare time if I didn’t have theirs to rake up.

It wasn’t at the stroke of midnight, but the gilded carriage of KSU turned into a pumpkin in Waco. I doubt Collin Klein’s foot will now fit the Heisman glass slipper.

During the hours of K-State’s brief visit to No. 1, I had concluded that the Mayans must be right. After Saturday’s beat down, however, I’m again resigned to spending Christmas with my in-laws. Thanks a lot, Mildcats.

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