Opinion Line Extra (April 23)

04/23/2014 12:00 AM

04/22/2014 5:32 PM

Let’s give the rich all the money we can. That will show the Democrats how stupid we are.


I’m getting tired of these liberal Democrats wrecking the country and then retiring to Easy Street on the backs of the taxpayers. Kathleen Sebelius is the latest after Barney Frank, Chris Dodd and Franklin Raines. Most people don’t even know who they are.


It seems strange that the Affordable Care Act, an act conceived and championed by the Republican Party and its members, suddenly has become something that the Democrats should be ashamed of.


I read Davis Merritt’s attack on Charles Koch (April 15 Opinion). It made one wonder if Merritt will write a similar article about George Soros and MoveOn.org.


Why is it that Christian conservatives who get so angry about evolution are so eager to accept the social Darwinism preached by the Kochs? And why are conservatives so unwilling to think all the way through to the logical outcome of Rand Paul’s oversimplified libertarianism, which is ultimately anarchism?


I saw where the first family attended Easter services at a Baptist church two miles north of the White House. I am certain that while there, the president prayed for his own redemption. I doubt he prayed for the redemption and resurrection of America.


Obama acts like he cares about creating jobs. Think of all his failed programs that wasted millions. He has held up the Keystone XL pipeline for six years and its possibility of 40,000 new jobs. It’s actually shovel-ready.


I actually agree with the Bureau of Land Management on the Nevada rancher. If everyone else pays grazing fees, why not him? I think what surprised them were the grassroots folks who supported him. It shows that citizens are getting fed up with an growing, abusive federal government.


While succumbing to another bout of humility, Michael Bloomberg spoke last week of his grandiose works of gun control and soft-drink control. He then claimed, again humbly, that these deeds will gain him an accelerated path into heaven “if there is a God.”


Personally I don’t see all the whining about teachers’ tenure. Any employer should have the right to terminate underperformers. If the U.S. Postal Service had this freedom, it would be financially viable.


If there were a Pulitzer Prize for whining journalism, Leonard Pitts’ commentary on the Washington “Racial Slurs” would be favored to win (“Native Americans won’t sell dignity,” April 21 Opinion).


I would prefer wind chimes any day anywhere to loud, screaming, obnoxious children – especially when they are in a restaurant. And I am a mother who evidently found some “magic formula” to know how to discipline my children.


I don’t care if you call it the Flying Spaghetti Monster Airport. It is and always will be Mid-Continent Airport, period.

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