Opinion Line (Sept. 30)

09/30/2012 12:00 AM

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So Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s answer for Iran’s supposed nuclear threat is to start World War III to prevent World War III? Sounds like a great plan – but leave us out of it. The U.S. is broke and already has enough dead soldiers.

In the first half of 2012, President Obama showed up at 38 percent of his daily intelligence briefings. George Bush rarely missed any of them. Obama likes being president. He just does not like the job.

I find it interesting how people can view Obama as articulate, charismatic and genuine. I find him arrogant, abrasive, conceited and condescending. I certainly don’t like him looking down his nose at me.

Which is the bigger story – Obama lying about what happened in Libya, or the media ignoring his lie?

As a U.S. citizen, your right to vote has been paid for by our brave soldiers. Don’t let any politician trample on this sacred right. You deserve your voice in every election.

Voter-ID laws don’t make much difference to me. The biggest voter fraud that ever took place in the country was in Florida in the 2000 election. IDs would not have made an ounce of difference.

Our Republican leaders spout, “Let the free market decide which businesses will be successful” and claim they want government out of your life. But when asked about the legalization of marijuana, which more than 50 percent of the population supports, they are all about government control. Hypocrites.

Some people will vote their prejudices. Which candidate will suffer most because of this? The African American or the Mormon?

Isn’t that interesting? The NFL referees are joining the players in Obama’s hated 1 percent group.

Everyone is so happy to get the real referees back in the NFL. I predict the real referees will be hated by the end of the weekend.

It is easy to see where the Kansas Chamber of Commerce does its shopping.

Free hunting and fishing licenses for those older than 65 are not a right. They have been a privilege. If a free hunting or fishing license were a right, it would be in the state constitution.

The Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization wants to stop drivers for a survey asking where you have been and where you are going? Quite frankly, it is nobody’s flipping business.

If you think life in Kansas stinks, spend a weekend in East St. Louis. You will have a greater appreciation for the entire state of Kansas.

I think local gasoline retailers are breaking federal antitrust laws when they all raise their prices on the same day to the same price.

Just when I’ve given up on the younger generation, I hear about alcohol enemas.

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