Opinion Line Extra (Jan. 1)

01/01/2014 12:00 AM

12/31/2013 5:14 PM

The only way a person who is in the military service can be called a hero is if they do something beyond the call of duty, not just serving in the military. The real heroes are the ones who got drafted to fight in Korea and Vietnam and did not go running to Canada like cowards.

Did UPS and FedEx promise the packages by Christmas 2013 or 2014? I do my shopping the old-fashioned way. I get good exercise and do not rely on anybody else. It is called in-person shopping.

I am applying for the new job opening at MSNBC. It will be called the director of apologies. I heard it is going to be a very busy job.

I believe in climate change every fall, winter and spring. I believe in global warming every summer. In my part of the globe.

Kansas legislators require drug tests for welfare recipients and penalize them by taking the measly pittance from them. However, if the legislators test positive there is no penalty, and no one ever has to know. Only in self-righteous Republican land does this sound like a good idea.

Democrats need to accept that Medicaid expansion will not occur in Kansas. It’s a done deal, and Democrats have to get over it.

I went to the HealthCare.gov website and in about an hour I had created an account and chosen a plan. Now, for the first time since 2001 I have affordable health care. Thank you, President Obama.

I have a large problem with calling black people African-Americans. As long as they were born in America or came to America legally, they are Americans. Most of the blacks in the U.S. have never seen Africa. The use of “African-American” shows that they want division between races.

Phil Robertson: With freedom of speech comes responsibility. You do have the right to say anything, but you must also be willing to accept the consequences when you do. Perhaps Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal need to remember that part as well.

Seeing a picture of Miley Cyrus twerking with her tongue hanging out – disgusting. Seeing pictures of Wichita State’s Ron Baker in the Sports section, whether controlling or stealing the ball, with his tongue showing – absolutely, wonderfully priceless.

I would like to know who decided it would be a good idea to close two rest areas on I-70, so I can be sure to not vote for him when he comes up for re-election.

Thank you, Wichitans, for your sense of humor. I laughed so hard at 2013’s “Best of Opinion Line” that I was wiping away tears of joy.

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