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Opinion Line (Dec. 22)

  • Published Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at 12 a.m.

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Wichita taxpayers to the Chinese: Let’s make a deal. This could be a great opportunity for growth and tourism. Roll out the red carpet on this one.

“No” to Chinese investors. Do not let China start owning parts of this city. Hasn’t the mayor heard of buying USA products and hiring American workers? If Wichita’s taxpayers can’t afford things now, then wait until they can.

Just when it seems the political scene has reached total absurdity, the mayor suggests we borrow money from the Chinese for city buildings and infrastructure. Really? Tax enough to pay for it or don’t do it.

Let’s be real. Wouldn’t we rather our simpleton bombers be “entrapped” by the FBI using blanks than by a terrorist group using live explosives?

It amazes me how so many people are rushing through the stores looking for perfect gifts. This year the only gift I want is to have my job back, to be gainfully employed. Nothing else matters.

If you want to shrink the size of government, increase the minimum wage to a living wage. People could take care of themselves rather than requiring government assistance, and taxpayers would have more money to spend. The current system is just a subsidy for employers.

At least 194 children under the age of 12 have been shot to death in this country in the past year. The average age was 6. Stop the madness.

Capitol police are worried about state legislators carrying concealed handguns in the Statehouse on the chance they are mistaken for a bad guy rather than a good guy taking the bad guy out. But apparently police are OK with defenseless people being slaughtered waiting for the cops to show up.

As a holder of a concealed-carry license, I carry my firearm where it is legal to do so. I have no interest in being a hero and saving your life. The lives I will save will be my children’s and my own.

Is Santa white or black? Neither. It’s just a pigment of your imagination.

Is Santa white or black? In the immortal words of Hillary Clinton, “What difference does it make?”

I haven’t lived here very long. Apparently Wichita has a law saying the true speed limit is 15 mph more than the posted limit. If someone can show me where that is written down, I will join you driving 50 on city streets and 80 on Kellogg.

It seems like a very good way to make thousands of dollars is to survive a car wreck and hire a lawyer.

When was “you’re welcome” replaced by “no problem”? When was “sir” replaced by “dude”? I am not getting the memos.

I’m afraid the next time I see or hear the cliche “going viral” I might “go postal.”

Happiness is reading a really good book.

I’ve read so much about the evils of smoking, drinking and chasing wild, wild women that I’ve decided to give up reading.

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