Opinion Line (Feb. 11)

02/11/2014 12:00 AM

02/10/2014 5:34 PM

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A conservative: someone who likes to deny reality. A progressive: someone who faces reality but then offers a solution that makes matters worse. A moderate: someone who faces reality but then cracks open a beer and says, “Aw, chuck it all.”

Isn’t it strange that the government wants to track everyone’s calls and moves, but doesn’t pay the same attention to securing our borders?

If the postal unions would get out of the way, the U.S. Postal Service could make money.

Joe Biden said that New York City’s LaGuardia feels like a Third World country. He would be the perfect ambassador to it.

Monica Lewinsky offered a service that no man would say “no” to. Bill Clinton was not a predator.

When I grow up I want to be a grinner and nodder at Obama’s speeches.

HB 2453 seems not so different from those signs that said “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone” but meant “We refuse to serve minorities.” Beware of anyone who says, “We have to do this un-American thing because of our sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Businesses that choose to refuse services to gays: Please provide signs at your shops stating such, as I want to know where not to spend my money.

At age 75 I’ve come to fear opening The Eagle every morning. Gov. Sam Brownback and his right-wing cohorts are destroying our state while spouting patriotism and religion out of the other side of their mouths. Please wake up out there.

I could be cited if the sidewalks in front of my house are not cleared, but the street in front of my house hasn’t seen a snowplow in years.

Wichita has done a great job with the streets. Doubters should spend a winter like this in the country.

Just because you drive a Jeep, SUV or large truck doesn’t mean you can drive well in the ice and snow. Plan ahead and give yourself more driving time. Unless you have an emergency, slow down or you will have an emergency.

If the WSU orchestra or any other department created millions in revenue, it could fly all over the world. Sports are the ultimate reality TV that the world wants to see.

Where have all the good bananas gone?

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