Opinion Line (Aug. 22)

08/21/2014 7:05 PM

08/22/2014 12:05 AM

No company ever left a state because the schools were too good. To the contrary, good schools will attract companies a lot better than tax incentives.

Why can’t the Maize school board come to a decision about boundaries and the bond issue? How many studies does it need? These two issues should have been taken care of long ago.

With the trend of college education being online classes, why does WSU need to build such expensive new buildings?

I support WSU president John Bardo’s vision for the future of WSU. However, not one more dime for an academic building until a parking garage is built.

While WSU is planning for all these new buildings, a walking bridge over 21st Street would be great for traffic flow. The pedestrian crossing light really backs up the traffic, and it’s still not a safe path. I saw 40 vehicles wait while one student used the crosswalk.

Look out for Shocker men’s and women’s basketball. The men are a solid top 10 program and the women are top 20. Both are improving. Both coaches are the real deal.

“The wicked man conceives iniquity and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies.” I say this describes President Obama to a tee.

If our president was doing so well, there wouldn’t be so many members of his own party distancing themselves from him.

What do you call 1,100 armed soldiers? a) Advisory staff; b) a battalion.

Republicans want to return America to the ’50s. The only disagreement is whether it should be the 1950s or the 1850s.

When asked how Kansas will deal with the budget shortfall he created, Gov. Sam Brownback says we will grow the economy. I want to know what services and agencies will be cut. If he is honest about that he might not get my vote but at least he will earn my respect.

I ordered a pretzel burger, fries and a Coke. After the hamburger was finally corrected, the fries were cold, the Coke was water, and the bun was burned black, but the ketchup was good. Oh, well – what can one expect?

In “Sudden Impact,” Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry says to a colleague at a murder scene: “You know what makes me really sick to my stomach, is watching you stuff your face with those hot dogs. Nobody, I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog.” Amen, Harry.

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