Category: Opinion

Letters (Week of March 12, 2008)

Daylight Saving Time is the real WMD   I used to think Americans had become a laughingstock to the rest of the world because of Daylight Saving Time: ?We save daylight by changing our clocks.? I didn?t understand, and neither did they, that cutting off the bottom of a sheet and sewing it onto the top actually does not make […]

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New candidate proclaims platform

It?s official: I?m once again declaring myself a write-in candidate for president of the United States. No, I?m not planning to campaign at all on the Republican or Democratic platform. I am an Independent in the truest sense of the word.

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To-do list taken to a whole new level

?You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what?s a life, anyway? We?re born, we live a little while, we die. A spider?s life can?t help being something of a mess with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone?s life can stand a little of that.? ?Charlotte in ?Charlotte?s Web?

I?m more likely to cuss and smash a spider than quote it, but had to make the exception with Charlotte. I think it?s my age that makes me appreciate what she?s saying, which, while (I hope) isn?t necessarily old by definition, does give me access to one of the true benefits of getting older?stupidity.

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Shaving in the shower has pros, cons

I?ve been shaving for more than 40 years now and I?ve never shaved in the shower until last week.

The cord was barely long enough.

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More of Moran

In a day when it?s tempting to give up on politicians as demagogues and schemers, we recommend showing up at a Jerry Moran tour stop the next time our congressman comes through Marion County on his tour of ?The Big First.? We had that privilege Monday afternoon in Peabody, and again came away believing the Kansas First District may be […]

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Letters (Week of March 5, 2008)

Truck drivers aren?t endangering kids   In regard to the article written about the Marion City Council meeting, principally the truck traffic issue, one comment was made about endangering children who play in that area. The truck drivers that use that facility are respected community members. Most are loving involved parents and uncles. They are careful and attempt to be […]

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Historians can upset our world view

Historians are dangerous and subversive. While often soft-spoken and
mild mannered they quietly undermine our conventional wisdom.

How
often do we hear folks say, ?But this is the way we have always done
it? and ?This is what we have always believed?? Sometimes we are taken
down the opposite road, ?Here is a wonderful new idea or insight that
will change everything.?

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Time to stop Daylight Saving Time

Maybe it?s just me, but I?ve decided that Daylight Saving Time is just one big pain in the gluteus maximus.

An announcement in church last Sunday reminded everyone to set their clocks ahead. I decided I?m not going to.

As far as I?m concerned, if God had wanted earth?s rotation to be convenient for us, he would have installed some sort of dial in a fairly handy location so that we could adjust the speed at which our planet goes around the sun.

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Beep in the night code for help

This is about sounds that go beep in the night. Once in a while my cell phone makes beeps during the night, like a low battery warning or that I have a voice message. I would really like to turn it off, but my world requires that I be available for problems that crop up day or night.?

Early Sunday we had a different beep in the night. It wouldn?t quit
so I got up to investigate. After stumbling around for a while I
learned it was our oven telling us it was malfunctioning. Error code F7.

I
reset the clear/off button and went back to bed. A few minutes later it
started all over again, wanting us to know that it still needed help.

A quick trip down to the breaker box silenced it for good but that also means the oven doesn?t work.

 

 

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Pork N Beings (Week of Feb. 27, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of Feb. 27, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of Feb. 27, 2008)

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