Opinion Line (May 22)

05/22/2014 12:00 AM

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Having traveled over a good part of the state, I’ve noticed giant fanlike structures have been erected in various places. Well, I think they need to turn those off, because the wind has been blowing way too much.

First, people complain about the orange cones. Now they are complaining about the terrible condition of the roads in Wichita. You have to feel sorry for people who are never satisfied with anything.

Perhaps few shoppers bought books at one reader’s garage sale because, like me, they prefer to get them and the wonderful selection of movies at the library. I already have enough clutter and stuff at home.

I can’t believe the medical community isn’t all over Gov. Sam Brownback for trying to take over Medicare in the state. I predict the state will keep Medicare funds to make up the tax shortfall, doctors and hospitals will not get paid, and then doctors will stop seeing Medicare patients.

I wonder which Republican is going to get blamed by the Obama administration for the problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Many want a single-payer health care system for the country. A single-payer health care system already exists in this country – the VA.

The fact that 75 percent of Wichita district students qualify for free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches means that a lot of folks are simply scamming the system. What has happened to personal responsibility? My five siblings and I never had a free breakfast or lunch at school.

To critics of free school meals: Children shouldn’t suffer because of their parents’ shortcomings. We help the world, so the least we could do is help our children eat on our own soil at any cost. Shame on your selfishness.

I’m thinking if it says “Made in China” we should put it back on the shelf.

America’s new motto: “Land of the free – what’s in it for me?”

My psychiatrist friend asked me to look at all gun ads and tell him what direction the gun barrel always faces. They always face right. A subliminal suggestion for the masses?

Thank you to whoever stole the potted hibiscus from my porch in west Wichita on Saturday. My wife had been asking me for two days to give the flowers some water, but I was busy helping an Army veteran with some problems. Now I have more free time.

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