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Opinion Line Extra (Nov. 7)

Despite Obama's pledge not to take money from lobbyists, he gets millions of dollars from them. People thought Obama was a new kind of politician, but it ends up he was just an old kind of politician who was particularly inexperienced and inept.

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Herman Cain is our current-day Ronald Reagan.

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I'd welcome a Cain-Palin presidential ticket and hope they'd win. The failure of that administration would be so spectacular that it might cure this country of the conservative disease it's been suffering from since the '80s. Either that or destroy it.

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Leonard Pitts said the Occupy Wall Street movement needs an agenda (Oct. 24 Opinion). As someone who was on the fringe of whatever they now call the late '60s and early '70s, I suspect that a large percentage of the Occupy people have the agenda to get drunk, get high and find a sex partner.

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Gee, the tea party movement, concerned with U.S. taxes and deficit, didn't catch on in foreign countries? Next Pitts will write how Thanksgiving never caught on in foreign countries. Thanks, Mr. Obvious.

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Americans are not lazy. They built this country working on farms. They just don't want to go back to slave wages. How many farm corporation owners would work for almost nothing?

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Stay away from unethical employers that require you to buy the tools to get their job, such as cellphone, laptop, car and gasoline. Some are even requiring iPhones. Employers: Quit using your employees. Pay for the tools you mandate.

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When you need firewood for your fireplace, you don't go out in the desert to look for firewood. You go out in the woods. If you need money for taxes, you go where the money is.

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Unions should get more involved with politics. Corporations are, and that is why we are in the mess we are in. The working class and unions should take a stand against corporations that want to stuff their pockets and do not care if we have jobs or living wages.

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Those who want to make it illegal to smoke in a car with children: Wait till the system goes after something you enjoy and then cry about your rights.

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It's unfortunate that beer companies are shrinking their beer bottles to make a profit.

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To the reader who doesn't understand why walkers are moving their arms while walking: It isn't to get there faster. It's called full-body exercise. Try it.

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