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Opinion Line Extra (Dec. 20)

  • Published Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at 12 a.m.

The recent epidemic of violence in Wichita has reached emergency proportions. Something must be done. Signs that say “guns not allowed” in local businesses have been completely effective, so we need to have signs on all the streets that say “killing people not allowed.” Problem solved.

Wichita City Council member Janet Miller seems more concerned about the small chance of injury caused by a concealed-carry-permitted citizen than the high probability of casualty inflicted by an “active shooter” in a gun-free zone.

I have yet to see an officer-involved shooting ruled as unjustified, even in cases where the people shot at were unarmed. It certainly leaves a person wondering how and why.

The Wichita airport’s name should remain the same. Somebody please tell me how can you have an international airport when you have to fly to some other airport to go international. There are no planes that take off from here going to another country. Look up the meaning of “international.”

The city could name the airport the “Jesus Christ Ascension Into Heaven Interplanetary Airport” and God himself could pay for all the new signs, and people would still be unhappy.

While someone wants to rename our airport, why don’t we rename the Big Ditch? Same reasoning. No reasoning.

Shame on the unions for picketing churches and hospitals. I assume these unions are anti-Christian, and until the unions doing the picketing identify themselves, I will assume all unions are involved.

The tea party bunch has based its platform on very illogical, bad theories such as “don’t compromise.” The Republican Party has finally realized that and the need to address the needs of all Americans, not just a small group of radical, hate-filled crackpots with backward thinking.

Our inferred message from President Obama’s speech at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service: “If you like your phony sign-language interpreter, you can keep him.”

Many conservatives are outraged that President Obama shook hands with Cuba’s communist leader, Raul Castro, in South Africa. No doubt they were just as outraged when Nixon, Ford, Reagan and both Bushes shook hands with communist leaders during their presidencies.

We wonder how and why the NSA’s computers are able to collect information on every man, woman and child citizen in the country but Obama’s “health” computers cannot do anything right.

Which is scarier – the thought of Sam Brownback as president, or the fact that the tea party/Koch brothers crowd is so delusional it thinks that would be a good idea?

WSU fans: Stop talking trash on KU basketball. I have never seen KU fans post disparaging comments about WSU basketball, not even when WSU was constantly at the bottom of the MVC. It makes WSU sound pathetic and inferior.

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