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Opinion Line (Dec. 5)

  • Published Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at 12 a.m.

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I think it’s about time the city started fining homeowners and lawn services for leaving leaves and lawn clippings in the streets and gutters.

We have already spent $2 million above the lowest bid for the new airport. Why on earth would anyone in his right mind spend an extra penny renaming the thing?

Ask Via Christi how changing the names of the individual hospitals worked out and what it cost.

Landing a giant airplane eight miles north of its destination wasn’t all bad. Training pilots is expensive, especially on these massive jets. The Dreamlifter misadventure trained two pilots, plus many others, to stay alert from takeoff to destination.

It’s unbelievable that a memorial service was held at Fort Riley for World War II POWs. Germany and Italy are allies now, but the soldiers in the ground were mortal enemies of America and should not be feted.

The proposed River Vista Residences project looks like an ugly tenement building. Stop it and begin again. Did our city actually give away the land for only $100,000?

Quick. FedEx Obama a clue. He obviously doesn’t have one.

Want to fix the health insurance mess? 1) Tort reform. 2) Insurance companies should be limited to offering catastrophic plans only. 3) Use pre-tax health savings accounts to take care of other services, which should be delivered as fee-for-service. Let the market set prices through competition among providers.

Buy your own darn contraceptives. And please use them.

Sealing the gap at the bottom of Senate President Susan Wagle’s office door to prevent possible eavesdropping was a very drastic measure (Dec. 1 WE Blog excerpts). Sounds rather paranoid, in fact.

Would somebody please clue in WSU president John Bardo that WSU is a commuter school? If he needed to build something so badly, he should have built a parking garage in the middle of campus, certainly not a dorm. No one thinks that was a good idea.

Thank you to Menards for remembering what Thanksgiving is all about – friends and family. By preserving the holiday and not opening until 6 a.m. Friday, you won my Black Friday business as well as my future business.

The Pilgrims were the original hippies – long hair, unusual clothes and lived in a commune. Get over it, you rednecks.

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