Opinion Line Extra (Aug. 16)

08/16/2013 12:00 AM

08/15/2013 5:06 PM

The United States is a nation of laws, not men. That means all laws, including federal immigration as well as local traffic laws. Those responsible for law enforcement should be fired, fined and jailed for not doing their jobs.

One reader asked if it was ironic that the DMV has a 2.5 percent “convenience fee.” We found that fee applied only to credit-card transactions.

Large variations in gasoline prices are common. Sales and particularly gasoline taxes vary significantly between states, yielding very different retail prices. Proximity to major distribution points, oil fields and refineries also influences prices.

This is for all the idiots driving Tuesday in the downpour who did not have their headlights on: Maybe you should update yourself on Kansas law. Headlights must be on when you have your windshield wipers on.

It has rained so much in western Kansas that there is actually water in some of the rivers. Water that Colorado couldn’t steal.

A headline said, “City has gotten more than 15.5 inches of rain” (Aug. 10 Local & State): That should have been correctly stated: “City has received more than 15.5 inches of rain.” Could we please set a good example for our children?

On a walk around the new walking path at Benton Elementary, I couldn’t help but notice the cedar trees were dying. Bagworms have taken them over. USD 259: Please spray these trees. Also, several of the newly planted trees along the same row are dead and need to be removed.

A farmer used a pitchfork to kill his neighbor. President Obama should demand registration of all pitchforks as well as the tools used to sharpen them. Our president, who wants to control our every move, could create an entirely new bureaucracy to manage this crisis.

People who think Obama is not pro-abortion: Think again. He is a big backer of Planned Parenthood, which is a big supporter and donor to providing abortions. In a Planned Parenthood meeting speech, he told them to keep up the good work.

Do you think it will ever be possible for the industry to make shows and movies in which the background noise and music are not louder than the dialogue? We don’t hear half of what is said because of this, and most people complain about programs for this reason.

Cox Cable Channel 22 showed two Kansas high school all-star basketball games, boys and girls, played at Washburn University. The attendance appeared to be about 15 percent capacity in a tiny gym. Why not bring the game to Wichita where you could at least draw a crowd?

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