Opinion Line (June 26)

06/26/2013 12:00 AM

06/25/2013 6:22 PM

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Who is holding the guns to the heads of the Republicans in the Senate over the immigration bill?

I wonder how the people who protested in front of Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s residence would like it if I organized a protest against their protest to be held in front of their house.

Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is my new hero (June 24 Eagle). “Thank you” to her for telling it like it truly is.

The Southeast High School saga is classic government: Say what you must to win the (bond) vote, then do what you want in spending other people’s money.

Once again we’re at that time of the year where those of us who enjoy our peace and quiet will soon be disturbed by people who insist that bigger and noisier is better, and that’s not necessarily the case.

Thank you, Bill Cosby, for a very entertaining and funny evening, and for not using foul language. It is nice to know there are comedians who realize you don’t need that to be funny.

Maybe the Kansas Star Casino has a powerful ventilation system, but I think it just removes visible smoke. The smell and fumes stink and surely are toxic. That place has to be lung cancer’s best friend. Pity the employees. I may get a gas mask for my next visit.

I am so sad that Paula Deen’s comments have been blown out of proportion. It’s all right for African-Americans to sing songs with the N-word and call themselves the N-word. But when someone else does it, it’s racism. Everyone needs to calm down and just love each other.

Language does matter, a lot. It’s unfortunate, but Deen’s language selection would suggest where her mental frame of reference was and is.

If you don’t think you should have to slow down for road construction zones, toss me your keys. I don’t think you should be driving.

Those who nearly cut me off when returning to the right lane should read the Kansas Driving Handbook, which says to “wait until you can see the entire front of the vehicle you have just passed in your rearview mirror.” Let’s learn some courtesy and safety.

It is heartbreaking to read the obituaries and note the number of men and women who served their country. The “old soldiers” march off, but the youths of today are failing to fall in line.

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