Opinion Line (May 23)

05/22/2014 5:56 PM

05/22/2014 5:56 PM

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The VA wait-list scandal is just a peek at what Obamacare is all about.


The local VA hospital has good workers. It is the administration that needs to be fired. Their bonus should be a trip out the front door.


A local citizen was recently quoted saying the local VA hospital was poorly managed and unprofessional. Bob Dole and I, both World War II veterans, will tell you that this citizen is full of baloney.


Why do we even need the VA hospitals? It’s more duplication of services. Contract with local hospitals.


I predict the Keystone XL pipeline will never be built as long as the president’s favorite billionaire, Warren Buffett, continues to own and profit from rail transportation of crude.


Credit Suisse pleads guilty to hiding money for rich Americans to avoid paying taxes, and no one goes to jail. If those who don’t fall into the upper 5 percent did this, the IRS would seize their property and they would probably go to jail.


Ignorance is bliss. Bliss for the 1 percent depends on ignorance of the 99 percent.


Quite often you see the frequently cut-and-pasted cliche, “Bush lied; 4,000 died.” Well, what about this? Johnson lied; 58,000 died.


What is it with local politicians who circulate between the City Council, County Commission and Statehouse? Do they get their jollies from telling the rest of us how to live?


Relocate the joint law enforcement training center to the Finney State Office Building. Give the current occupants 30 days to vacate the premises. Two problems solved.


The east-side Kellogg fiasco can be solved easily now that the state runs the turnpike. Make the east-side turnpike exit at K-96 and do away with the old east exit. The overpass could be flattened and six lanes put in all the way to Greenwich.


Regarding police seat-belt stings: We need to wear our seat belts because of the many drivers who run red lights and stop signs, do not use turn signals, and make illegal turns. Why not concentrate on the causes of accidents?


The Orpheum Theatre’s management needs to start enforcing concert etiquette. During the recent Kenny Rogers concert, there was a constant flow of people up and down the aisle. You would have thought it was an outdoor concert. What happened to at least waiting for an applause break?


Ray guns may not be all that far off.

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