Opinion Line (April 24)

04/24/2013 12:00 AM

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The future of military aircraft is using drones. They can fly for 24 hours or more without the need for refueling. Building a new fleet of refueling tankers is a waste of money. They’ll be obsolete in a decade.

Flight delays caused by the FAA are purely intentional. Every politician and bureaucrat involved in this farce should be held accountable.

A commentary asked whom Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts represent (April 21 Eagle). The answer is obvious, and it’s not us. You can add Rep. Mike Pompeo to that category.

Just think – we could have passenger rail service from Oklahoma to Wichita for half of what it’s costing to remodel the Capitol in Topeka.

Regarding “constant carping” about what our city leaders want to do (April 21 Opinion): Taxpayers need to support essential things such as roads, police, the fire department and hospitals. What those who are “carping” are opposed to is using tax money to support pet projects. Go to a bank and take out a loan.

“Speaking on condition of anonymity” should be against the law.

So now we have a Republican state senator who wants to write laws regarding in vitro fertilization (April 19 WE Blog excerpts). What’s next? Regulating infertility doctors and couples hoping to have a child of their own?

I think the new state song should be Monty Python’s “Every Sperm Is Sacred.”

Terrorists must be behind all sealed plastic packaging.

Gun haters won’t allow a bill to be submitted that only requires additional background checks. They have to add something that further restricts firearm ownership and claim it is only right to compromise. This gradual chipping away is the standard method used by liberals to eventually force their agenda.

I do not believe for one second that 90 percent of Americans support extended background checks or any of Obama’s gun ban plans. Poll takers can say whatever they want without a second accounting of their results, especially if they are the national news media.

The 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s death this year would be a very appropriate time to reopen the investigation into the murder. Most, if not all, of the principals are dead, so I think it would be safe to expose who really pulled the trigger.

I told the waitress I would give her an additional dollar tip if she didn’t continually stop by and ask me if everything was all right. She still did it four times.

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