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Opinion Line Extra (May 3)

  • Published Friday, May 3, 2013, at 12 a.m.

What I would like to see right now is some good, old-fashioned global warming.


The “thought for the day” on my calendar for May 1 was “May is God’s apology for February.” So far, this May has been another February.


Western Kansas to-do list: Shovel snow today. Mow in two days. Four days, anyone’s guess.


A savvy business owner would never hire a lawyer to be his chief operating officer. So why do Kansas voters repeatedly elect a lawyer to the governorship, then act surprised when he makes a total mess of the business of running our state? Obviously Gov. Sam Brownback couldn’t run a lemonade stand.


Washington politicians have established a record that includes the IRS, the Department of Education, midnight basketball, the welfare state and the Social Security “trust fund.” Because these incompetents are slow learners, they now want to take over the nation’s health care system.


Keeping the Abrams production line rolling protects businesses and good-paying jobs – where the tank’s many suppliers are located. This proves that government spending does create jobs.


So Congress insisted on buying tanks that the Pentagon didn’t want. I’d like to know how our Kansas delegation voted.


The person who thinks gays should keep their “sex problems” to themselves should do the same.


Of all the great things athletes have accomplished, the only one President Obama can praise is the one who comes out gay?


It was a disgrace that Obama didn’t attend the funeral of such a historic, heroic figure as Margaret Thatcher. I guess he could have sent his wife, but she was too busy bumping rear ends with late-night host Jimmy Fallon.


So how much intel on many questions was not gleaned from the surviving alleged terrorist after the Obama Justice Department provided him with his Miranda rights?


Citizens, get ready. The “Affordable Care Act,” aka Obamacare, will shock all of you, unless you are a member of the political class, perfectly healthy or very rich. Talk about throwing Grandma under the bus.


Obamacare is bad, but the Family and Medical Leave Act is worse. Originally proposed so a woman could have a baby and keep her job, it has morphed into a monster under which lazy employees claim “chronic conditions,” rarely coming to work and knowing employers can’t fire them. Repeal it.


I wish the folks who deposit their cigarette butts on my lawn every morning would smoke a better brand and not puff them all the way down to the filter. It doesn’t leave anything for me and I don’t like those off brands. Thanks, slobs.

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