Opinion Line

November 7, 2013

Opinion Line (Nov. 7)

Why do we need to change the name of the airport? We are in the “mid” of the USA. Just keep it Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.

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Why do we need to change the name of the airport? We are in the “mid” of the USA. Just keep it Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.

I can see naming it the Beech/Cessna Mid-Continent Airport, as Walter and Olive Ann Beech and Clyde Cessna transformed Wichita and lived here. But not the Eisenhower Airport, as he had no connection with Wichita. He grew up in Abilene, but Pennsylvania was his home.

How about Wichita Bob Dole Airport? The city keeps name recognition in the aviation community and is associated with a well-respected Kansas native who proudly served our country. It’s a win-win.

You can name it Joe Walsh Airport or Toto Airport or Doo-Dah Airport for all I care, as long as there is no “international” in the name. It is false advertising to call it an international airport.

The airport is an embarrassment. I used to work near the airport, and multimillionaires would fly in to buy planes and say, “I thought this was the Air Capital. What’s up with your airport?”

The best name for our airport is Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.

It’s interesting to note that the current Kansas government considers less as more.

Health care is beyond fixing. The real issue is how to prevent President Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi from doing more damage for three years.

If you voted for Obama, and your health insurance premiums have gone up or you lost your coverage, I have no pity for you.

I’m age 62, with a private health policy at $305 a month. I just enrolled in a silver plan at $132 a month. My deepest gratitude to everyone who made this possible. My loudest Bronx cheer to the obstructive, shameless and just plain mean-spirited Republican Party.

When no one believes the lies anymore, you impeach and remove from office the source of the lies. It seems like Congress, especially the Senate, is afraid to do its job and protect American citizens and uphold the Constitution.

Overachievers are a detriment to society. Just to be seen doing so, they’ll go over a mile-high mountain when they could more easily circumnavigate it. Managers who view this as evidence of an excellent work ethic are fools.

Take note, Kansas City Chiefs fans. Your bubble is about to burst. Will you handle the defeats with character? I hope so.

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