Opinion Line (May 9)

05/09/2014 12:00 AM

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Hey, Kansas, where are you going? And why are you in that handbasket?

Rep. Virgil Peck said he doesn’t care if public broadcasting exists. He could have also said he doesn’t care if public education or government exists. After all, if you can’t make money off it, it can’t be any good, right?

Perhaps if Peck watched PBS, he would become a well-informed legislator.

Hey, Wichita City Council, why don’t you spend the $90 million proposed for a jobs fund to build your own reservoir instead? Hey, greedy El Dorado city commissioners, citizens need the water. Don’t abandon the people who elected you and can also take you out.

The NSA violates our Fourth Amendment rights to privacy with mass collections of data on our e-mails, Internet searches, financial transactions, etc. Our very own U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, is OK with this. What a shame he is for squashing our rights.

John Kerry says that the White House will cooperate with the House’s new Benghazi probe. In political terms that means you will need dynamite to pry any information out of it.

One definition of a lie is a verbal denial of truth. While no legal crime was committed by Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton, the morals displayed nothing less than a howling feline in heat and a roaming alley cat. No reruns on this series, please.

To the man who said “women run up the price of health insurance”: As a female I would like my taxes lowered because men are responsible for most of the crime and for the jails that need to be built and maintained.

So five Roman Catholic members of the U.S. Supreme Court upheld opening public governmental meetings with sectarian prayers. Perhaps the court should begin its sessions with a rousing chorus of “Onward, Christian Soldiers.”

A coalition of blacks, Latinos, feminists, gays, government workers, union members, environmental extremists, media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the forever needy, the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and others has ended Norman Rockwell’s America.

It is heartbreaking to see how many kids are coached to play dirty on youth sports teams and how many parents are OK with it because winning is the most important thing.

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