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Opinion Line Extra (Feb. 21)

  • Published Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at 12 a.m.

Every night I go to sleep thinking that the Kansas Legislature can’t possibly get any worse. Then the next day I wake up and read The Eagle and discover that I was wrong. Somehow it keeps getting worse.


If our state House members had voted what their constituents wanted rather than what their governor wanted, they wouldn’t have had to do a groveling, waffling quickstep on their same-sex vote. They obviously overran their headlights.


Just pass the bill and read it later – Nancy Pelosi must have advised state Reps. Charles Macheers, Lance Kinzer and others to do the same.


Bigots use the excuse “They chose the gay lifestyle” to restrict and discriminate. If you later learn, thanks to God, we were born gay, will you apologize and ask for forgiveness? It’s the Christian thing to do.


The world is flat, the Earth is the center of the universe, climate change is a hoax, fracking doesn’t cause earthquakes or contaminate groundwater. Hold any of these beliefs and you’re either a denier or a liar. Deniers are fools; liars are despicable beings who put profits ahead of preservation.


When a child cannot read, we teach him. When a child cannot write, we teach her. When a child does not understand math, we teach him. When a child does not behave – why can’t we answer this question the same way as the others? Corporal punishment should never be needed.


KSN News did such a good job reporting on the spanking bill that it should change its slogan from “We’ve got your back” to “We’ve got your butt.”


Apparently you haven’t been listening. Conservatives want to take the federal government back to its constitutionally defined limits and wrest control of America from the socialists.


I voted for Obama in 2008, but now cannot tell the difference between his lies and rhetoric.


Kathleen Sebelius is bending the truth just like her boss. She is his right arm. I hope someone comes to save our country.


If Caroline Kennedy’s ambassadorship to Japan is “ceremonial,” then why are we wasting money we don’t have on her and the job? Our current government is determined to spend everything we have as well as everything we don’t.


To the person who won’t vote for Milton Wolf because he is related to Obama: Teddy Roosevelt and FDR were related, but no one would call them the same. Silliness.


WSU shall win the league and tourney, as Creighton was smart and left the soft MVC. The actual end results will be observed in March, when WSU finally plays a ranked team and crashes.


A big “thank you” to the NCAA for the sanctions levied against the WSU baseball players. Such heinous crimes as student athletes receiving T-shirt discounts – what’s next?

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