Opinion Line Extra (Oct. 31)

10/31/2013 12:00 AM

10/30/2013 5:35 PM

It’s hard for me to believe that a news station is “fair and balanced” when it hosts a debate between representatives for opposing sides of an argument, and the moderator is clearly in favor of one side.


I have to laugh when columnist Cal Thomas points to calls to right-wing talk shows as proof that people don’t support the president. Those idiotic shows only garner calls from the extreme fringe of our society, not the majority of Americans. Whatever happens there does not represent all of America.


Does Barack Obama know he is president? Has anyone told him?


I am so sad to see what’s happening to our wonderful country. Obama and his administration have been nothing but lies. He needs to be impeached. Why isn’t this ever brought up? How can he get by with all this corruption? We also need term limits.


The Iraqi situation has seriously deteriorated since Obama prematurely pulled our troops out of Iraq. Add this to the list of Obama’s screwups.


Somebody’s living in la-la land, because the Democrats in the congressional hearings are repeating incessantly that Obamacare is a huge success. This despite the administration hiding the number who have actually signed up. If it were good, they would be yelling it over the mountaintops.


It is almost laughable that Congress is coming down hard on the Obamacare website after its own performance the past few months. When you have the lowest possible public confidence rating, you should probably be hesitant about criticizing anyone else.


Uncle Sam is trying to bully young people into signing up for Obamacare with threats of fines. Does anyone really believe the unemployed will voluntarily fork over this money? The government can’t threaten jail for nonpayment. Sounds like a horrible nightmare.


Spying has been around for a long time. Most nations do it, but it’s at an extreme level now. Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.


While you idiots were arguing over which billionaires were evil, they all became trillionaires.


No Koch billions, no tea party. It’s that simple.


Nebraska is depleting the Ogallala Aquifer by pumping water out to increase river flow. Fisherman off Peru are slaughtering thousands of dolphins to use them as shark bait. Some actions are too stupid to explain.


The summer of ’74, I was a third-shift relief Amtrak ticket agent for three weeks in Guthrie, Okla. I sold one ticket per night to a homeless guy who would buy a bottle of whiskey and a round-trip ticket to Oklahoma City. Nobody rode the train then, and nobody will ride it now.


I love the World Series except for one thing. The National League wants us to watch a pitcher bat. That is like the NFL requiring quarterbacks to kick extra points. Ridiculous.

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