Opinion Line (June 1)

06/01/2014 12:00 AM

06/01/2014 6:44 AM

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Rep. Mike Pompeo must believe that no American citizen deserves curtains on their house. His actions as a member of the House Intelligence Committee involving the NSA activities illustrate his disdain for our Fourth Amendment rights to privacy.

The only reason I can come up with regarding Todd Tiahrt entering the race for Congress is that he cannot make a living in the private sector and needs to get on the taxpayers’ dime again.

Sour-grapes Tiahrt just wants to move back to his house in Washington.

Is Pompeo running scared? You think? Why did he start his TV campaign ads the day before Tiahrt formally announced his plan to run again? Go, Tiahrt.

I much prefer the do-nothing U.S. Congress to the do-damage Kansas Legislature.

So Secretary of State Kris Kobach sees himself as the “guardian of state sovereignty.” Is that a newly elected position? I see him more as a legend in his own mind. A superhero he’s not.

Our son-in-law just received his doctorate from KU. He has many positive comments about KU and Lawrence but turned down opportunities to stay in Kansas, as he feels the present political climate will not be conducive to his children’s education or his profession. Thanks, Gov. Sam Brownback.

Shame on those who resent providing a free lunch to hungry kids. I would rather my taxes go for food than for blowing up civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. It speaks volumes about our society that in a so-called Christian nation this task is left to the state.

Great news about Habitat for Humanity building new homes on vacant lots. There is such a need. Drive around Wichita and look at all of the houses with plywood nailed to the windows. We are looking like Detroit.

Those awful Koch brothers are at it again. Now they’re sponsoring and building a Habitat for Humanity house. What’s next? Sending groceries to the food bank?

I wonder what would be said if Charles Koch decided he wanted to move Koch Industries’ headquarters away from Wichita. Can you imagine the impact this would have on the Wichita economy? Of course, I would imagine the federal government would take care of us.

I think we should be able to vote on individual projects for a city sales tax, not a group. There should also be more quality-of-life projects.

I am a rabbit. I live in a rabbit hole. If Wichita wants $80 million to $90 million for a jobs fund, it should consider putting that money down my rabbit hole. I’ll make better use of it.

Based on airline prices to Florida and the Northeast, it again looks far cheaper to drive out of state to catch a flight. If Wichita doesn’t get a handle on this, that new terminal and parking garage will be a great place to stack hay.

Life is killing me. I think I’ll switch to Cocoa Puffs.

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