Buses to games
Kansas City had public bus service from the Metro North Shopping Center and other locations to Arrowhead Stadium for Kansas City Chiefs games for many years. I understand there is no public bus service this year to Arrowhead Stadium.
This is a sad day for the old-timers who stuck with the Chiefs in good times and bad times.
Dale W. Lueker
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Junction City, Kan.
Russia in Syria
I am a fan of President Barack Obama, but he is wrong about Syria (9-29, A1, “U.S., Russia rift widens”). Russian President Vladimir Putin is correct in backing Syrian President Bashar Assad versus the Islamic State fighters and/or the rebels.
Although people do terrible things in war, Assad included, Assad is the least of the three evils. America again has it wrong in the Middle East.
I was thrilled to see a down-to-earth pope for the first time. It was beautiful to watch.
The suggestion I have is to use all that gold in Vatican City for the poor and migrants. Let them live in Vatican City.
Then get rid of the bad priests still living in basilicas in Rome.
I do admit I do not attend Mass on a regular basis.
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation designating October as Zombie Preparedness Month in Kansas (9-29, A5, “Get ready, Kansans: It’s zombie preparedness time”).
Too late. The zombies have already taken over the Legislature, the governor himself and most of the Republican Party.
Dave Helling’s Sept. 29 commentary, “House shakeup points to problem,” analyzing the beliefs and motivations of conservative Republicans took me by surprise.
I consider myself part of that group, yet his description represents neither me nor any like-minded person I know.
I suspect most Republicans don’t hate government but think government has grown in size and authority far beyond the powers granted by the Constitution. We don’t hate immigration but are frustrated that our government has failed to secure our borders.
Mr. Helling states that “deep conservatives can’t be satisfied with mere changes in the law and policy.” Actually, we can. That is precisely what we seek.
The purpose of debates is to expose voters to candidates’ ideas of how best to address those concerns; the suggestion that we are perpetually aggrieved seems to diminish the very essence of healthy political discourse.
If Dave Helling feels compelled to speak to the mindset of conservative Republicans, he should get to know one first. If none is available at his workplace, perhaps he could include one in his social circle.
Diversity can be a healthy thing.
Unfair in Kansas
Single mothers who have been held in conditions of poverty hoping the rules of government would someday enact penalties and go after the fathers who have slipped away and been allowed to avoid child support and state taxes have their answer now.
No, the state has found a way to sit once again and do nothing for us.
Kansas, after all (I don’t know whether this is allowed in other states), has allowed Capitol Federal to team up with other banking systems to double-dip into our money by being allowed to take not just one fee if there is an overcharge because of lack of funds in a checking account, but two times can they collect their $37.50 automatically.
It’s all about where you are on the food chain.
Remember this, little people.
Guns, U.S. freedom
Before we begin yet another round of hand-wringing and claims that we need “common-sense gun control,” here’s some real common sense: You can’t legislate away evil behavior.
The only way we can rid our nation of these horrible mass shootings is to turn our society into a totalitarian state similar to North Korea. Then you no longer would have to worry about thugs, wackos and spree killers, just the secret police.