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Opinion Line (Nov. 6)

What does Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau think he is doing by trying to tie the hands of the county and the economic development officials in their pursuit of new industry? The county needs to better position itself to recruit new business, and the use of tax incentives and forgivable loans is the way to do that. Did you vote for him?

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Maybe Wichita police can use their new armored vehicle to protect the WaterWalk sculpture from metal thieves.

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It is now clear that the Wichita City Council has given up on developers actually repairing buildings in our downtown and has decided to decorate it with tall piles of junk and call it art.

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I am poor but happy. I am loving, kind, charitable and humble, and I love God with all my heart. I would rather be poor than rich and a self-centered, unkind, godless and selfish person.

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Hey, smokers: If you enjoy those fumes so much, please keep your car windows rolled up and just suck all that stuff into your own lungs. You don't need to share it with those of us who would like to roll down our windows and enjoy the fresh air.

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How many people still can't see or won't admit that the Republican Party is the best (and only) party that money can buy?

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I've often wondered why conservatives are called the "right" and liberals the "left." The Bible tells us: "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left" (Ecclesiastes 10:2). End of lesson. Test follows in November 2012.

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My most recent fortune cookie read, "Your financial outlook is great." I think that one was supposed to go to China.

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Capitalism espouses upward growth as the only acceptable economy. So why does the GOP's solution for Social Security and Medicare always start with cutting benefits and forcing people to work longer? "We promise you a worse future," they seem to say.

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The Koch brothers favor legalization of drugs. Most of the Occupy Wall Street crowd probably does, too. I hope they get together. They could solve the horrible war on drugs.

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Isn't it funny that Americans are furious at corporate greed but watch reality TV stars squandering millions of dollars on parties, weddings, etc.? And they keep watching them. Send those stars to the unemployment line.

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Of course Kim Kardashian's marriage ended after 72 days. She's still in love with the camera.

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Friends and family of our neighbors are welcome to trick-or-treat next year. But when the vans from other parts of town start unloading, Halloween ends for our house.

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