Opinion Line (Aug. 8)

08/08/2012 12:00 AM

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With the mass shootings in this country becoming so routine, we might as well leave the flags at half-staff.

Dear Religion: While you were debating what chicken sandwiches were OK to eat, I just landed on Mars. Sincerely, your friend, Science.

I’m wondering if President Obama and Congress took notes on how the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA succeeded in placing Curiosity on Mars. It took intense discussion, decision making, and working and coordinating events together to perform this task, all within the financial constraints they were given.

Happy birthday, Barack Obama. May your next birthday find you out of office and our nation moving back toward normalcy.

Conservatives say that Romney has gone “above and beyond” releasing his taxes. So was the first year released “above” and the second year “beyond”?

If we want to keep our nation’s secrets a secret, then we should store them where Obama stores his college transcripts and birth certificate.

Sarah Palin’s burning desire to speak at a convention should be given serious consideration – by Democrats. How could it hurt to remind voters that in the Republican Party, qualifications and intelligence take a backseat to ideology?

“Indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” After your election, you become the advocate for us all, even those who voted against you. How serious are you going to take the responsibility to equally represent everyone?

As I stood in a long, slow line to vote, I thought that if Kris Kobach’s intention was to discourage voting, he is succeeding.

Voted. Showed driver’s license. No biggie.

Anyone unwilling or unable to obtain an ID to vote is therefore unwilling or unable to vote.

I hope the cop-bashing protesters who come to City Hall on Mondays never need to call the police if their lives are in danger or they need help.

Kechi does not have “slow children,” regardless of what those yellow signs say.

After I let a woman cut in front of me to exit NewMarket Square, she got out of her car at a light to give me $10 and her thanks. I paid that $10 forward at a Dollar Tree to a woman who let me cut in front of her in line. I love Wichita.

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