Opinion Line (Aug. 12)

08/12/2013 12:00 AM

08/09/2013 6:15 PM

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Why do Republicans debate their party strategies in public, with backbiting of one another on full display? Democrats develop their strategies in private and come into public with mostly a united position and a united strategy. Democrats smart, Republicans stupid.

So meeting with Jay Leno is more to the country’s benefit than meeting with Vladimir Putin. Really, Mr. President?

The guy occupying the White House now makes Richard Nixon look like a saint.

I guess that the president can really work wonders. He managed to move Charleston, S.C., Savannah, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla., from the Atlantic Coast to the Gulf Coast.

Teach your children well. What I get in the workplace are kids who are too lazy to work, don’t know how to work, don’t want to work. You do your children a disservice to not make them work as they are coming up. No one owes them a living.

You know you’re getting old when there are 16 names on The Eagle’s daily “Another year older” list, and you only know the first four.

When you complain over news stories about celebrities you haven’t heard of, you’re just whining that the world isn’t stopping for you.

The four Air Force members who had lunch at Applebee’s on Aug. 8 want to thank the nice lady for picking up our lunch tab. We greatly appreciate your recognition.

If you cannot change your own flat tire on your car, you should not be driving.

Many thanks to the woman who stopped and gave assistance when my son had a flat tire Aug. 5 on K-96 in east Wichita.

Why spend all that money to go to a NASCAR race when you can just go out on Kellogg and be a part of the action?

I’m really concerned about Alex Rodriguez. If he can’t play baseball, how will he afford to live? I can’t imagine he can make it on the $100 million or so he has stashed away.

With apologies to Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain, I’d rather sit and listen to or watch car/cable/furniture commercials and be thought an idiot than to visit their showroom and remove all doubt.

Opinion Line should be credited for a small percentage of the recently reduced crime rate. People feel better when their gripes are off their chests, so then they don’t kick the dog or the spouse, shoot the neighbor or cut off others in 70 mph traffic.

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