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Opinion Line (Nov. 3)

I heard a political news guy say people were still undecided on whom to vote for. Well, gosh — we are a year away from the election. Give us time.

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Elections should last only two weeks — one week to pick the top two candidates, the other to let them make their case. They should have the same amount of money. Too much time and money are wasted, and candidates can't do what they say they are going to do anyhow. It's become the world's circus.

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Republicans believe you should work for what you have. Democrats believe you should work for what they want — your money.

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All middle-class people who consider themselves Republicans should read Davis Merritt's commentary "Why is middle class set on self-destruction?" (Oct. 20 Opinion). Then they should reread it and think about what he said.

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Once again I open the newspaper to find our nanny, Davis Merritt, scolding us for our unwillingness to spend money we don't have. After we add a few more trillions to the national debt, no doubt he also will blame the middle class for the bursting of the debt bubble and the ensuing sovereign debt crisis. Welcome to Greece.

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Long overdue: news articles comparing the numbers of Americans employed by various American businesses with the number of foreign citizens that each employs, along with data revealing how many of the U.S. jobs of each business could actually support a middle-class standard of living.

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How much did the NRA contribute to the new armored vehicle for the Wichita Police Department?

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If women like Kim Kardashian want to flaunt their money, their bodies and their new men, they should just throw a lavish party once a week and be done with it. Marriage is a serious lifetime commitment. It's not to be used to make money on reality TV.

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Does anyone else think the "Out of the office" photos on the back page of Thursday's Business Today are a waste of space? Some are so candid that they show the back of people's heads. Wouldn't it be better to have everyone face the camera and say "cheese" for a real photograph?

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What nincompoop came up with these new coffee containers that arthritic hands cannot cope with? Opening them is nearly impossible.

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I'm 6 feet 6 inches tall and 280 pounds. Why must all of the larger clothes be made for short, fat people? I wish I could find a shirt that actually fits.

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