Opinion Line (May 25)

05/25/2013 12:00 AM

05/24/2013 5:09 PM

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The city may have to provide free rent and city water if it wants to keep professional baseball in Wichita. Otherwise, Lawrence-Dumont Stadium might sit empty and not provide rental income anyway.

The school-lunch program is just another example of a well-intended mandate that does not fit reality. You provide a healthy meal to kids, and most of it ends up in the trash.

I am willing to bet the administrators at Wichita Heights High School will never admit they overreacted to the senior’s tweet.

On May 7 it took me from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to be seen at the driver’s license office. The state should get a refund for the software. The taxpayers’ money was wasted. I must say all the employees there were patient and kind, even with children crying and unhappy customers.

Kansas is a two-party Republican state, the conservatives and the extremists. They are ruled by the NRA and don’t support education. They say if we don’t like it here we can leave. And the Kansas congressional delegation is losing its power because of its extremist views and “no” votes.

The power to tax is the power to destroy. Obamacare is a tax.

Republicans consider Obamacare a huge step toward socialism. Many of those same Republicans have been receiving subsidized crop insurance and other farm programs since the 1930s. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

According to Obama, investigating the terror attack in Benghazi is just a “sideshow.” Had he and his crew told the truth in the first place and not changed the talking points, no investigation would be necessary. It does matter that the protection of the employees was denied and four men died.

Everybody is into tapas, as if they’re something new and wonderful. Until a couple of years ago, we called them appetizers. Or if we wanted to fool the guests into believing they were really fancy, we called them hors d’oeuvres.

A reader said people with 6-foot privacy fences usually have something to hide. But our fence protects our small dogs from the dogs running loose because of their irresponsible owners.

Why don’t more grocery stores have angled parking in front, so people with disabilities can park without crossing traffic?

I like red lights. They give me a chance to put my lipstick on.

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