Opinion Line (May 1)

05/01/2014 12:00 AM

04/30/2014 5:40 PM

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I guess all you have to do to be a Nevada rancher is to own a few cows, send them over to graze on public land, refuse to pay for this privilege, turn racist and then complain about how the government treats you.

Maybe Cliven Bundy will buy the Los Angeles Clippers.

What a strange nation we live in. A man illegally taped making comments in his own home is stripped of his business. If this can happen, shouldn’t we be getting rid of Obama, John Kerry, Harry Reid, Eric Holder, Nancy Pelosi and the rest for some of their inflammatory comments?

The Black Panthers and others make hateful and threatening remarks about whites. It’s OK, we are told – that’s freedom of speech. Put the shoe on the other foot and all hell breaks loose. What’s wrong with this picture?

If Donald Sterling had said the same thing about gays, he would have received a slap on the wrist, a minimal fine and all would be forgotten in a week. And you all know that’s the truth.

We need separate health insurance policies for men and women. I am male and need a decrease in my premiums. Women run up the price of health insurance.

I want to thank my neighbors for running their lawn sprinklers during this windy weather, as most of their water is being blown onto my yard.

I’m beginning to think this weather is as nasty as the politics in Kansas.

When an individual or group pays for airtime to tell you how what they are doing is good for you, it probably isn’t.

“Black Hills Energy files request for rate hike.” Let’s hear from Americans for Prosperity. It is better to intervene now than to run a TV ad complaining about 15 utility past rate hikes.

It would be helpful if the many news pieces about shootings carried the line, “at least he had his gun rights.”

Seriously? USD 259 is testing a new security system that scans the driver’s licenses of visitors and checks them against a nationwide database? Aren’t we concerned that a lot of folks don’t have driver’s licenses and can’t get photo ID, like for voting, and will be disenfranchised?

League 42 is what’s right with Kansas (April 29 Local & State). This story should be covered by Sports Illustrated and other national media. There’s not a better feel-good sports story in America.

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