Opinion Line Extra (Aug. 5)

08/05/2013 12:00 AM

08/02/2013 5:54 PM

Why do some people mock and ridicule others who listen to talk radio? If they don’t listen, they don’t know what they are talking about. There is no such thing as too much information.

Wichita’s interstate merge lanes should have signs with a hand with the middle finger extended. Every time someone has to slow down in the merge lane to let me pass, I get the one-finger salute. I think the sign at the ramp says “yield.” That means for incoming traffic.

Whoa – 79 people killed in Spain allegedly because a train engineer talking on the phone. Are you reading this, Wichita drivers?

George Zimmerman was stopped for speeding in Texas. He was probably just trying to keep up with traffic. In Texas there is always an SUV driving 20 mph faster coming up on your tail.

I don’t understand why people can’t park their vehicles in front of their own houses. It’s not my problem you have too many vehicles or too many people living in your house. You’re not the only one who has company over.

I’m a Republican and I would gladly refuse any Social Security if they would refund all the money I have had to pay into it for the past 45 years.

I am getting tired of the excuses and lying by public officials, employees of the government and Congress about the abuses of jobs and office they have done. When will the American people realize how we are being lied to about the shortcomings of these people?

State Sen. Michael O’Donnell is so desperate to see his name in print, he tells Facebook to pick a fight with the mayor. Shame on The Eagle for giving him print space.

O’Donnell isn’t big enough or old enough to carry the mayor’s guns.

Mainstream media are silent on so many massive issues and sensationalistic on a few insipid or irrelevant issues. Thanks, Wichita Eagle, for being a partial antidote to the TV and radio stuff that calls itself “news.”

An article mentioned the profusion of mushrooms brought about by the cool, wet weather. It would have been useful to offer a few comments about the hazards of eating those mushrooms unless you are an experienced mushroom hunter who knows the difference between poisonous and edible ones.

Regarding “Diaper crisis among poor families” (July 31 Eagle): Why was there no mention of cloth diapers? The initial cost of a supply of cloth diapers is less than the cost of a single large box of disposable diapers. Are today’s mothers so lazy they can’t wash diapers?

When we were kids, both in college, we rinsed our children’s diapers in the toilet stool and washed them in the bathtub. The clothesline came next.

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