Opinion Line (June 8)

06/08/2013 12:00 AM

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Probably all federal agencies spend fantastic sums on conferences, seminars and training sessions every year, because, after all, it’s only taxpayers’ money. One doesn’t acquire a $17 trillion debt by being frugal.

The only conference the IRS should be holding is on ethical standards.

I saw that “1984” was published 64 years ago Saturday. Look at the news. And if you haven’t read “1984,” you might want to do so. If you have read it, consider rereading it.

When I’m driving and I turn down a road that is too muddy or too flooded to drive on, I back up and take another route. Too bad Gov. Sam Brownback never learned this.

I had a nice dream that Chris Christie was our governor. Would that be a nightmare for some Republicans?

Does the Kansas Legislature see a bogeyman behind every tree? I wonder how long it will be before legislators imagine that people are coming by UFO to take over.

Stop, look, listen – do not throw Southeast High School under the bus.

I believe in the separation of church and state for the same reason our Founding Fathers did – not to keep religion free from the hand of government but to keep government free from the hand of religious fanaticism. Kansas is not following this tenet of the Founding Fathers.

It would have been a small token of appreciation to let Gene Stephenson finish his contract. I have lost respect for the WSU athletic director, and also the president who allowed someone who had given so much to the university to be treated so dishonorably.

Wouldn’t it have been great if WSU had offered Stephenson a retirement banquet honoring his contributions? Now, WSU and Stephenson are tarnished.

Like Stephenson, I thought it could have been handled better. The least we could do is place a bronze statue of him in front of Eck Stadium, so the kids will know the history of baseball at WSU and Stephenson’s legacy.

It would be interesting to know how many people are willing to buy Riverfest buttons to eat at the food court. It lost my business.

It sure is too bad that superheroes are not real. Then instead of fighting among ourselves over politics or religion, we would be fighting over who looks better in tights, Superman or Green Lantern.

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