Opinion Line Extra (June 27)

06/27/2013 12:00 AM

06/26/2013 6:46 PM

I hope people understand how much President Obama’s war on coal is going to cost them. It sounds good, but there is a huge price tag attached.

How much is the Obama family trip to Africa costing the American taxpayer? After all the drastic cuts to social services, it is a slap in the face to those who are now denied basic benefits.

So Paula Deen admits to using the N-word in the past, and the Food Network fires her. In “Dreams From My Father,” President Obama uses the same word to disparage his grandfather. Shouldn’t the president of the United States at least be held to the same standard as a Food Network employee?

Whatever Paula Deen’s selling, I’m buying.

Racist remarks have silenced a semi-famous TV chef. Wow – does this mean we have heard the last of the tea party as well?

The Obama administration is full of criminals, so Obama now keeps trying to change the subject. If only Nixon had done that he would have stayed in office.

With the acknowledgment of same-sex marriage, the U.S. Supreme Court just gave me another reason to get out of this judgmental, closed-minded, bigoted state.

Remember when the city charged us extra because we weren’t using enough water? Before it starts charging extra because we’re using too much water, I’d like to know whether that rate was ever reduced.

Boy, that Wichita school board showed us. It voted to build a new $54 million high school, and now the old school will be used to house district offices and tech-ed programs. Just how much will be spent redecorating everyone’s new offices?

Wichita school board members: Of course that money was burning a hole in your pockets. You just couldn’t save the taxpayers money, could you? Please make the building with at least two stories. I will remember you all at the next election.

The Wichita school board members never had any intention of considering the wishes of residents as to what to do with Southeast. Their minds were made up months ago. They were trying to make themselves look good, all the while playing everybody else for fools.

On the Fourth of July we should be aware that this is the greatest country in the world. It is great because brave men risked their lives to protect our liberties. We have more than 1.4 million wearing the uniform. The Fourth is an excellent time to honor them.

Wouldn’t it be nice if The Wichita Eagle put little flags by the obituaries of veterans, as some newspapers do? How about it, Eagle?

Numerous coaches from sports have been fired, only to find out it should have been the athletic director to go.

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