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Opinion Line (May 20)

  • Published Monday, May 20, 2013, at 12 a.m.

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Something should be done about the lines to get driver’s licenses. Waiting six hours (after the text message told me my wait would be two hours) to spend three minutes at the counter was ridiculous.

As I small Medicaid provider, I am no longer concerned about Obamacare. KanCare will put me out of business long before I have to deal with Obamacare.

It’s hard to believe that there are people who prefer Obamacare be administered by a huge new bureaucracy run by a corrupt federal agency because they don’t like insurance companies.

Why has the Fast and Furious scandal disappeared from the news? Wasn’t an American agent murdered in this debacle?

A student leader pokes fun at jocks and gets suspended? How can a school infringe on First Amendment rights? We should be flying to this young man’s defense. See what happens when you open the door to restricting the rights of others?

Sedgwick County has banned sky lanterns because of the fire hazard, but on the Fourth of July rural Sedgwick County has no fireworks limitations. Last year we filled a 30-gallon trash bag with other people’s fireworks trash, mostly from our roof.

The planet is running out of potable water, and now the United Nations wants everyone to start eating bugs. Enjoy eating that cockroach casserole without anything to wash it down with.

If the Wichita Fire Department can conserve water, maybe homeowners’ associations can stop requiring homeowners to grow non-native grasses like fescue, which demand enormous amounts of water.

The best way to conserve water in our house is to not flush the stool every time it’s used. This has cut our consumption from 3,750 to 1,500 gallons per month. Think how much water this would save if everyone in Wichita did this.

How much does the city of Wichita spend on our four Sister Cities? Are these just tax-funded vacations for local officials?

It’s nice to see the Arkansas River. Keep the Lincoln Street dam up.

My new car has rain-sensing wipers. This feature seems to be aimed at drivers who are too stupid to realize it’s raining and too lazy to turn on the wipers.

As I reviewed my Nielsen TV viewing diary before I returned it, I realized I watch too much TV at night. Does La-Z-Boy make an exercise chair?

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