Opinion Line (Aug. 7)

08/07/2013 12:00 AM

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It has been nearly 60 years since local government had a good idea and made a good judgment call – the Big Ditch.

I often find it necessary to say “Please use your seat belt” when I am starting to ride in a taxi in Wichita. As I recall, there is a state law about that, especially if someone is hired to transport people.

Boeing defends its decision to leave Wichita by saying Spirit AeroSystems is still here. So Spirit is laying people off because it can’t manage costs or quality. So how did leaving Wichita or selling to Spirit really make good business sense?

Koch Industries complained how regulations and taxes were making it hard for it to grow its business. But as soon as the presidential election was over, it announced it was going to pay to have 37th Street North moved so it can expand its Wichita campus. Think about it.

The Koch boys run a commercial about economic freedom. Does that include Wall Street-style economic freedom, in which the crooks wipe out half of everybody’s 401(k) and nobody goes to prison for it?

The Democratic National Committee has collected $245,000 from dead donors since 2009. No wonder they think they have the right to vote. You’ll have to peel that ballot from their cold, dead hands.

It’s a good thing al-Qaida is on the run, or we might have to close more than 22 embassies.

I know Hillary Clinton is running for president in 2016. She has started wearing makeup and curling her hair.

Jane Fonda is playing Nancy Reagan in the film “The Butler”? Really? People have such short memories. Fonda was one of the worst traitors to our country during the Vietnam War, but, oh, it’s Hollywood, so she’s forgiven.

The NCAA investigating Johnny Manziel is like the Justice Department investigating Fast and Furious, the State Department investigating Benghazi and the IRS investigating itself. It is all a sham.

Are there no young men entering television reporting? Note the new faces on local stations are all young females. Is it salary-related or a cultural shift?

A young lady was tailgating me on K-96 at 65 mph and passed me at 75, texting all the time. We’ll soon know her name. Just keep checking the obituaries.

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