I would like to thank every person who made it possible for area sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade football players to participate in the recent NFL Hall of Fame youth tournament at Canton, Ohio.
The sixth-grade team won all four games and brought home the first-place trophy. And each player has a gold medal.
The local players shut out teams from Iowa, Indiana and Ohio. They defeated the Texas team 20-14. With the game tied at 14, the Outlaws recovered a Texas fumble on the 5-yard line with three seconds remaining in the game.
KC scored on the last play of the game, and that play was one I would not do justice to if I tried to describe it. It was cool.
Congratulations to all the coaches and players. You represented our cow town well.
I am angered by the media’s contribution to Hillary Clinton’s loss in the presidential election. It was obvious they were unfavorably biased against her, but favorable toward Donald Trump.
One example: NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell made positive remarks about Hillary, then added, “But she has issues with trustworthiness.”
It was obvious the media wanted to plant negative, dangerous impressions of Hillary, branding her “dishonest” and “untrustworthy,” with Trump simply “not having a good temperament.”
They repeatedly said Americans were angry and wanted an outsider.
Trump did not pay taxes, lied and threatened people. He is a horrific role model and sexually assaulted women, with proof of his behavior documented by his own words.
I am shocked that any American would want responsibility for voting for Trump.
Some said they couldn’t vote for Hillary because of emails that were never proved to bear any negative consequences, even though she repeatedly apologized.
Like King Saul of the Bible, God allowed Americans to get what they wanted, believing a lie and electing a reality TV star as president.
Except Israel wanted a king, not a judge, which God preferred. Israel had to suffer consequences for its choice — a king who appeared charismatic and promising, but in his heart was deceitful and wicked.
I am saddened Americans chose our own King Saul, and we will reap the dire consequences.
The Dec. 9 guest column by Nathan Wash (12A, “Fight for $15 puts ‘invisible’ workers on the front lines”) is a rare and articulate piece by an actual low-wage worker.
It is both wonderful and horrible: wonderful that it is so clear and well-written, and horrible in what it says. Thirty-two years after cobbling together two $7-per-hour jobs, Mr. Wash is still working two jobs, now for $9 per hour.
Things are not looking better with fast-food executive Andy Puzder, who opposes increases in the minimum wage, proposed by president-elect Donald Trump to be secretary of labor.
I know some people will be critical of Mr. Wash’s column, and of this letter, but they will be criticizing it from the comfort of much higher incomes.
It is easy to advocate for policies that cause pain only to others. I would be surprised to see anyone trying to get by on $9 — or even $15 per hour — take issue with it.
Kansas City, Kan.
So Donald Trump is going to be a part-time president, remaining an executive producer on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” in his “spare time,” according to senior adviser Kellyanne Conway.
He is demonstrating yet again that he is concerned only about himself and his accumulation of wealth.
Either he is a TV person and stays with his show, or he is president.
Being president is more than a full-time job, but Trump just doesn’t get it.
Is it possible to impeach before inauguration?
Shaun Q. McMahon