Opinion Line (May 13)

05/13/2013 12:00 AM

05/10/2013 5:07 PM

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Check with patients and providers and see how wonderful the new Medicaid system is working out. Entire clinics won’t even take patients who have been assigned to the different companies. Spouses have been assigned different companies, with doctors in different cities. The idea that it’s working is a joke.

It seems our society wants to blame, condemn and do away with the causes of gun deaths and bombings. Yet in cases of terrorist attacks, society wants to forgive the terrorists, saying, “They are only Muslims. Maybe they had something to be angry about.”

Roe v. Wade legalized abortion. The opponents continue state by state to put limits on its use. The same people don’t understand that limits on gun use are sensible and desirable.

President Obama is touting gun control not to prevent crimes but to take away our means of defending ourselves. This gives him more control over the people of this country.

How insane are the attitudes about guns going to get? I expect to see more paranoid people (who think they are normal) with guns bulging from their pockets at our local little league games or ice-cream shops.

I believe in the Second Amendment. I do not, however, believe there is a home of an honest American that cannot be protected with a simple handgun. Most home invaders aren’t there to kill anyone and would run at the sound of a hammer being cocked.

Did you know that the 45 senators who voted against background checks have received $7.8 million from the NRA? Kansas Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran were among those 45. Disgusting.

For the past 20 years, Riverfest shirts have featured girlish, children’s motifs not wearable by most males. Suggestion: a colorful composite photo of the Keeper of the Plains, with flaming firepots, covering the entire front of a white shirt. At the top, Wichita River Festival 2014.

What makes people think that having little pictures all over themselves or a face full of fishing tackle enhances their appearance?

Dozens of people at Walmart, and I get stuck walking behind the whistler.

Welcome to Wichita. Be prepared to sit at red light after red light, with no other traffic in sight, burning more fuel and expelling more emissions than would be necessary with proper traffic-control devices.

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