Opinion Line (Jan. 25)

01/25/2014 12:00 AM

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From November 2012 to December 2013, 2,258 peer-reviewed articles were published about climate change. Only one rejected man-made global warming. It’s not a debate, it’s a fact.

Climate change is real. The Earth is always cooling or warming. The real question is whether man is a big enough factor to overcome the effects of Mother Nature on these cycles. Only a fool would think so.

If 37 straight years of above-average global temperatures is not “global warming,” then I don’t know what is.

Business owners profit by paying low wages. The government supplements these low wages so that employees can feed their families. Start Kansas’ “war on poverty” by increasing the minimum wage to sustainable and fair levels.

I know two people who were offered jobs but didn’t take them because they still had months of unemployment benefits coming. It’s time to quit extending benefits and give people incentive to take a job. I wouldn’t have come out of the womb if my mom hadn’t pushed.

“Hater” is a word only used by progressives or leftists, to describe anyone who disagrees with them.

Brownback haters amuse me.

The huge difference between President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is that the governor knows the definition of “accountability.”

My wife was paying $374 per month for health insurance that covered almost nothing. She now has insurance from the ACA for $53 per month with great coverage. Thank you, ACA.

I’m an old guy on Medicare, yet I hope the ACA works at least fairly well. Does that make me: (a) a person who asks, “What would Jesus do?”; (b) a fairly reasonable person who tries to see both sides of an issue; or (c) a half-baked liberal twit?

Where in the Constitution does it give our government the right to penalize the citizens for not buying a product that does not benefit all equally?

I like Alex Rodriquez’s optimistic outlook on the future of his career. He always sees the syringe as half full.

Richard Sherman ranting after the NFC playoff victory is the perfect example of what is wrong with sports and athletes today.

What a relief that opera legend Renee Fleming will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. No rock diva embellishing the song into an unrecognizable mess, no idiot forgetting the words. Just a professional with a beautiful voice doing the song justice. Thank you, NFL.

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