Opinion Line Extra (June 19)

06/18/2012 7:34 PM

06/18/2012 7:34 PM

I am a sole proprietor. My accountant tells me I no longer will have to pay state income tax. I don’t expect to hire more employees. I do expect to pay more sales and property taxes, and I expect the state to become completely dysfunctional.


Every day the paper publishes the picture of a “big winner” at the Kansas Star Casino. But if you add up all the money won for the month of May and compare it with the $15.1 million the casino took in for that month, it looks like the “big winner” was the casino.


Please stop calling my home with the canned anti-fluoride messages. I’m 50 years old, from the South, and fluoride was in our water when I was in junior high school. Wichita needs to grow up and stop being 50 years behind every other state in the country.


President Obama promised a roomful of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender activists on Friday he would be their “fellow advocate” as long as he is in the White House. But freedom to “be” those things does not call for “advocating” those kinds of lifestyles. Vote your values in November.


David Plouffe, David Axelrod and Barack Obama can all be finalists in the Liar’s Club of the Year Awards.


We are being distracted to complain about what President Obama is not doing while our profits are being taken away through high food prices and high airline costs caused by high gasoline prices.


The public disrespect that’s tolerated and even encouraged toward President Obama is outrageous. Remember what happened to the Dixie Chicks after they offhandedly said they were ashamed that Bush was from Texas? The right came down on them like a ton of bricks – ruined their careers. I guess what’s sauce for the gander really isn’t sauce for the goose.


Have you noticed that you can’t spell “Romney” without having “m,” “o,” “n,” “e” and “y”?


The city of Wichita may need to eliminate a multitude of vacant positions from the budget to get it in balance. I also will have to make the hard decision to not fill my secondary garage parking spot with that nice, new, shiny Corvette I had in mind for next year.


I swear, if I have to hang-dry my paper because the carrier didn’t tuck the end of the bag in one more time, I’m gonna – um – keep doing it.

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