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It wasn't my fault!

"I ran out of gas. I, I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts. IT WASN'T MY FAULT!" - Jake Blues, "The Blues Brothers"

September 22, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Dusty roads lead to nowhwere

"The EPA is reviewing its airborne pollutant standards, as required every five years under the Clean Air Act. It's looking both at its standards for tiny particles of industrial pollution, and slightly larger particles called 'coarse particulate matter' that include dust.

September 21, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Become who you were born to be

We hear so much, day in and day out, really, about insufferable celebrities who take advantage of their talent to act like animals - poorly bred animals at that.

September 19, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Here's what's in a name

Shakespeare was the one who raised the question: what's in a name?

September 17, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Cuba, si! Socialism, no!

Man, if only Stalin could have thought of the brainstorm that the Castros dreamed up in Cuba this week!

September 16, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Judge deserves a pat on the back

America needs to let Wisconsin Judge Rudolph Randa know that we appreciate him, even if the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago doesn't.

September 15, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


A scam's a scam

In Olathe, they are dealing with the extreme version of a scam that has, at the very least, caused some consternation for many Kansans.

September 14, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


They're ready to kill for ratings

It was in "Show Biz Bugs," that Daffy Duck uttered one of his classic lines.

September 12, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We must address the attacks on peace

It may be difficult at first to see the connection between the ninth anniversary of the cowardly attack on America, back on Sept. 11, 2001, and a criminal threat case in Wellington - but the connection is there and it is real.

September 12, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


New tax program is wrecked

We've dealt with this situation to some extent, considering the economic development potential of fining people who chose not to wear a seat belt. It's their way of paying a tax to enjoy the freedom of flying down the highway with no protection.

September 09, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Some topics are just too easy

Sometimes it's all just too easy.

September 09, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Take time to watch fireflies

If you get up early enough, you'll have noticed in recent days, even if you know you're going to sweat it out through the afternoon, a light jacket feels pretty good, which is one of the sure signs that there will be a season to follow summer.

September 08, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


It's our choice

Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow?

September 08, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Way to go, Garden City!

Way to go Garden City!

September 01, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We can't afford food inflation

It's just sad, how severe Americans have gotten with their betters, you know, the regulators who have been hired for life to educate us in all those areas where we are too stupid to look out after ourselves.

August 30, 2010 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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Small Towns

A recent study confirms what many small-town residents already knew: People who live in small towns and rural areas are happier than everyone else.

May 24, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Turn the tassel

The Barton Community College graduation ceremony is behind us and Great Bend High School seniors will graduate on Sunday. Now is a good time to ...

May 17, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


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