Opinion Line Extra (Feb. 13)

02/13/2013 12:00 AM

02/12/2013 5:11 PM

Clearly, the only qualifications Chuck Hagel has is that he was a young man in Vietnam and is liked by President Obama and the rest of the unthinking uninformed. He is incompetent.

The Republicans vilify Hillary Clinton for actions or inaction that may have contributed to the deaths of four Americans. Their selective memory must not recall that President Bush began an unjustified war in Iraq that led to more than 100,000 deaths, including those of nearly 4,500 U.S. service personnel.

Obama is suspending his jobs council. He has secured his job for four more years, so there is no need to put up the facade that he cares about anyone else’s job.

Those who sneaked across our borders when we were not looking are called illegal immigrants. People who are lobbying to give them amnesty now call them “undocumented” workers. Those who came here without permission are not “undocumented.” They are lawbreakers and therefore illegals.

Everyone needs to watch “Gasland” and do his research about “fracking” before we praise the oil-drilling companies.

What’s with the gas stations raising their prices every day? Are they ever going to get enough?

I feel as confident as a passenger on the Titanic when Wichita City Council lays out its plans for the city for the future. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

For the sake of the city as a whole, if you have anyone running against the incumbent City Council member in your district, please vote for that person. We cannot continue on the course the present City Council members have set for Wichita. They have shown their incompetence and arrogance.

Now the NRA doesn’t want background checks. Why?

More and more Americans are seeing the irony in using the anti-gun agenda as a political football when gun crime continues to go unaddressed.

The reason you never hear of AAA officials bleating like paranoid sheep is probably because the government has yet to confiscate any registered automobile, even though cars cause more deaths than guns.

There was a fire in a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, where 230 souls lost their lives. It was caused by pyrotechnics. They should pass a law banning any more than one candle, and it should be no larger than a birthday candle.

I’ve had two surgeries at Surgicare in the past five years. The people there could not have been more professional, and my outcome on both occasions was more than I could have hoped for. Congratulations to them on their new digs.

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