Opinion Line (July 16)

07/16/2014 12:00 AM

07/15/2014 5:47 PM

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With all the money Boeing has saved getting out from under the union contracts and letting Spirit build its fuselages, it could fish one out of the water every day and still be money ahead.

Wichita will be remembered fondly by Boeing as the earthquakes continue to increase in Oklahoma and the illegal aliens continue to cross the border near San Antonio. Wichita will look pretty good as those events continue and cause problems.

We put up a huge statue that says, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” And now when people around the world take us up on that invitation, the Republicans are there to say, “We didn’t mean you. Go home.”

There is a good solution to the border illegal tidal wave. Register them, medically examine them, feed them, bathe them, clothe them and load them on airplanes back to their originating countries.

Many teenagers refrain from using pot because they do not want possession charges or jail time on their record. Legalizing pot will simply remove one more restraint that helps keep our children clean. Is this marijuana campaign being pushed by people whose purpose is to make money selling pot?

Marijuana should be legalized, taxed and regulated for the sake of liberty and free enterprise. But I don’t condone smoking it. I am a former hard-core pothead, and it killed my motivation and did things to my brain. Twenty years later, I can still tell.

The people complaining about Hobby Lobby and its Chinese-made products should take a look at where their cellphones, computers, televisions, radios and most of the components of these items are made.

How many of Hobby Lobby’s employees are gay? Does that offend Hobby Lobby’s religious beliefs and will it fire them?

This administration is making a mockery of us, laughing and playing around with all the chaos and out-of-control issues our country is going through. Of course, “what difference does it make?”

Last night I had a dream where all politicians were robots and the citizens voted on which program would control them. So I slept late.

I saw where some company that thought employees spent too much time in the restroom now requires them to swipe their ID card when they go into the restroom and again when they come out. I guess you’d call that “swipe, wipe and swipe.”

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