Opinion Line (Aug. 12)

08/11/2014 7:03 AM

08/13/2014 12:34 PM

It has gotten so bad in Iraq that people are fleeing to Syria. Talk about jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

Considering the divisiveness that President Obama has created in the U.S., it is ironic that he criticizes Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for not creating an inclusive atmosphere between the major parties in Iraq. It looks like they both need serious training in this skill.

Did you notice that the major part of “crisis” is “ISIS”?

It is quite fitting that the American Energy Alliance ran full-page ads congratulating “our” congressman Mike Pompeo for his victory.

Sen. Pat Roberts’ campaign manager said it all when he stated the senator “went back home” after the election, meaning Virginia.

Paul Davis being a delegate for his party’s candidate is a lame reason to not vote for him. Whom are Democrats supposed to support – the other side? Sam Brownback’s ads are ridiculous.

It’s time for school to begin, so watch out for children and school bus drivers. You never know what kind of stupid stunts they are going to pull.

I thought my grandkids were as dumb as they could get. Now USD 259 is introducing Common Core into our school system. How did this happen here?

Forget the 1-cent sales tax, and the cost for a vote. Just go collect all the 2013 delinquent real estate taxes. Goodness – we could do a lot of projects with that money. Don’t ask for more of mine.

I cannot support using $80 million of the sales tax for job development. Let’s reduce it by half and increase public transit to $49.8 million and street maintenance to $57.8 million. Businesses would come to a city that has a decent transit system and good roads.

When Sedgwick County commissioners ignore the protests of 72 percent of area property owners and side with a business, it is obvious that the voters no longer have a voice. We need to elect new commissioners who will listen to the voters and make proper decisions.

I have to admit, I was for the legalization of marijuana until I got stuck behind a carload of potheads at the Wendy’s drive-through.

Perhaps one solution to the problem of botched executives is to get input from veterinarians. They successfully perform euthanasia by injection, with minimal discomfort to the pet. The sadness gripping the pet owner and the veterinarian remain, however.

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