Opinion Line

December 31, 2013

Opinion Line (Dec. 31)

Textron purchases Beechcraft. Because ruining one aircraft company just isn’t enough.

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Textron purchases Beechcraft. Because ruining one aircraft company just isn’t enough.

Thanks, Textron, for bringing Walter Beech and Clyde Cessna back together again. It’s been a long, long time.

I get frustrated with our politicians and economy. But I just got back from Cozumel, which was gorgeous but where I saw families using small scooters as their vehicle for sometimes five people at once. It makes a person realize that we still have such advantages living in the USA.

UPS and FedEx must have thought it was OK to tell everyone they would deliver packages before Christmas even though they knew it wouldn’t happen. After all, Obama lies to everyone and he still has his job.

I handle personal budget shortfalls by doing with less, doing without, eating lower on the hog.

Here is an option: Let the government subsidize the minimum wage instead of free handouts. This helps small-business owners, too.

Medicare does not give the government the right to choose your doctor. The same will be true under the Affordable Care Act. The Republican leaders lie when they mislead the public about this matter.

Obamacare really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. It’s a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the executive branch of government that has ever occurred. Major portions of the Constitution effectively have been destroyed.

Phil Robertson found out that progressives love free speech. As long as they approve it.

Where were you all when Natalie Maines was exercising her right to freedom of speech?

I love going to and from work between Christmas and New Year’s Day – no aircraft traffic, no school buses, people off for the holidays, lots of green lights. Ahh.

Every time I come to visit family for the holidays, I’m reminded of why I don’t miss Wichita: the “brilliance” in the Opinion Line. You still believe climate change and global warming don’t happen?

Thanks to the mystery person who shoveled the rest of my driveway and sidewalk and put down ice melt.

If you want to woo your man by drenching yourself in perfume, ladies, please do so at home. If you are going to a movie, basketball game or other venue where people are tightly packed and can’t change seats, please go fragrance-free.

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