Opinion Line Extra (Aug. 14)

08/14/2013 12:00 AM

08/13/2013 6:07 PM

Rodeo clowns have been wearing president masks for decades, and this one is an outrage? The only outrage is the phony outrage that engulfs all these things lately.

This nation has become a bunch of oversensitive crybabies. No one can take a joke anymore or tell one, for that matter. You might hurt someone’s feelings. Boo-hoo.

Here is the difference between President Obama and me: He gets to play golf on his vacations on the taxpayers’ money, and all I get to do is look at the golf courses because I can’t afford to take a vacation or play golf.

“Atlas Shrugged” imagines that railroad owners control income taxes and that they don’t want to eliminate those taxes. That alone makes the book a wild fantasy.

Ask yourself this: Why do Democrats and the ACLU want noncitizens to be able to vote in U.S. elections?

Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Liberal: Give your neighbor’s money to the poor.

The Democrat health care law, while upheld by the Supreme Court as a constitutional tax, has been consistently rejected by the court of public opinion. It is too burdensome to employers and, for the rest of us, far too expensive.

The rainy weather we’re having is simply local weather. In the meantime, the polar ice caps are melting.

If the FDA is trying to improve our food supply, make it a law that grocery stores must remove out-of-date products from the shelves.

With all the talk about NSA and “our privacy,” I wonder: What privacy? Growing up in the ’40s and ’50s, we had phones on “party lines” and anyone could pick up and listen in. Today we have “social media” and people tend to post anything. We also have cameras everywhere.

A Utah beauty queen was arrested for throwing soda-pop bombs at people. Some things just sound better when you are drunk. But they lose their shine when a judge is describing them.

The city needs to lay off people? Can we start with the City Council, city manager and police chief?

I predict that instead of hiking the water rates to deter folks from watering their lawns and washing their cars, the city of Wichita will now raise water rates to offset the lost revenues due to the recent rainfall.

Just try to listen to “Good Morning America” for a few minutes and understand what is being said by the hosts. Most are talking (or laughing) at the same time. They are not very good role models for our children. You don’t see this behavior on some other programs.

My granddaughter says the WuShock’s head looks like a cupcake. Sweet.

New movie idea: the Avengers versus Sharknado.

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