Opinion Line (Aug. 13)

08/13/2013 12:00 AM

08/12/2013 6:16 PM

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I enrolled as a freshman at Wichita State in 1963 paying $9.25 per credit hour. I worked a part-time job and graduated debt-free. Today students pay $230 per credit hour. Something’s wrong.

I’m tired of hearing people whine about student loan debt. Any non-Democrat adult knows if you cannot pay back your debt you do not take out a loan to begin with. Take all that money you were told you would make with a college education and pay off your loan.

For those complaining about low-paying, benefit-less jobs: This is the “service industry” that the corporations promised would replace the manufacturing jobs they were shipping overseas. They don’t care if you have to work two or three jobs just to survive.

If one were to look up “inefficiency” in the dictionary, there would be pictures of the Sedgwick County tag offices. The managers should come out of their offices and work behind the counter for one week. Things would change.

Wichita gets water in the river and authorities act like it’s Class 5 rapids. Other cities use their rivers. Typical Wichita.

Submerged objects cannot be seen, but they can entangle your clothes and pull you under. Stay out of rapid water.

Nary a word from the global warmers lately as we chalk up another year of lower temperatures following their peak in 1998. The warmers’ doomsday theory is slipping away.

I really hope the GOP nominates either Donald Trump or Rick Santorum for president in 2016. Hillary Clinton will win in a landslide.

I see that the first dog, Bo, traveled separately on his own Marine aircraft to join the family at Martha’s Vineyard. Wonder how much that cost the taxpayers. Probably more than boarding Bo for eight days.

Perhaps instead of printing “In God We Trust” on our currency we could print “In Allah We Trust.” If you find that offensive, then perhaps you are starting to understand the need for separation of church and state.

“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” is the only way to describe Music Theatre of Wichita’s “Mary Poppins.” It made this 57-year-old feel 9 again. David Elder as Bert rocks the show.

Kudos to Wayne Bryan and Music Theatre of Wichita. All of the shows this year were first-rate and unequaled in talent, staging and quality. Wichita is very lucky to have him and all the people who help make Music Theatre happen.

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