first_imgCommentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five lists of five for Sept. 21, 2014… 3. Five reasons to be excited about Wellington sports … A. The Wellington High girls volleyball team placed second in the Chaparral Invitational and beat Clearwater twice this week. These girls are playing at home Tuesday. Local sports fans need to attend one or two games. They are fun to watch. A. Wellington won big Friday night, although Circle stunk. Love the aggressiveness this group displays. No more injuries! C. I’ve been watching the Walking Dead a lot . It’s a pretty cool series! Only a week and a half in and I’m almost done with season two. C. Kansas Department of Transportation was here Friday to announce Wellington secured a $1.1 million road resurfacing of U.S. 81 from Harvey to Botkin Street. Kudos to the good folks working at the city of Wellington who do a nice job seeking these grants. D. I can’t wait for winter! Not because of the aching homework. Because of the cold and Christmas and the snow days. Oh the snow days! D. Must reading: Wichita Eagle’s “Passionate parents can mean trouble for youth sports,” by Fred Mann and Rick Plumlee about the perils of youth sports and over zealous parents (see story here) Great quote from Ed Scarry, the team director of the Greater Wichita Junior Football League. “If I could take the parent aspect out of Little League football, everything would be great.” D. Moneyball — I loved everything about this movie about how to go against conventional wisdom. I never was a Brad Pitt fan until I saw this movie. E. The shenanigans going on between the Democrats and Republicans in the Kansas U.S. Senate race now occupied by Pat Roberts is example No. 1 why I no longer encourage people to vote. 4. Five movies I have seen more than three times (because someone asked me on Facebook that question)…Shawshank Redemption is perhaps the greatest movie ever.A. Shawshank Redemption — This movie made in the late 1990s about life in a prison is therapeutic for me. Anytime I’m feeling down or close to despair, I watch this movie. 1. Five things I think I thunk last week… “Pay attention, Quinn!”B. I’m in this play called the Seussical (might have spelled that wrong). It’s pretty fun. Although, I usually don’t pay attention. 2. Five reasons why the Wellington City Council was wrong in not taking WPD Chief Tracy Heath’s recommendation of banning golf cart driving at night… B. I walk my dog at night. Golf carts are harder to see in the dark than other motorized vehicles. It’s simple as that. Someone brought up a pertinent point that bicycles and wheelchairs should be banned on the road as well. I agree. E. The Chief of Police made the recommendation, who is an expert in traffic safety. The council should have listened to the trained professional. D. The Wellington Middle Schoolers are doing well. Both seventh and eighth grade Wellington volleyball teams are undefeated. The Wellington seventh grade is 3-0 and the eighth grade is 1-2 after losing a couple of heart-breakers. E. Airplane — This 1980s movie with all its puns makes me still laugh more than 30 years later. That moment when Barbara Billingsley, the mother in Leave it to Beaver,  talks “jive” with the African Americans nobody could understand still cracks me up.5. Five thoughts from Quinn …Quinn McCue E. The overall attitude of the school students have been phenomenal. The student section at football games have been outstanding. Hope to see them doing the same at the home volleyball match Tuesday. Baah. We’ve been doing the same thing for 300 years.B. News media types were breathlessly anticipating Scotland voting independence from England. Instead, the Scots voted no. Which proves one thing: We may hate the world, but we don’t really want to change it. C. Dumb and Dumber — No movie has made me laugh more than this one. Not sure I want to see the sequel in November. I’m sure to be disappointed. B. The Wellington tennis team is ranked in “others” in Class 4A. I don’t want to hex the team with the Cueball Curse, but this is as good of team as we have seen since the 2010 state championship team. C. The Wellington football team is 3-0. The defensive line is as good as I have seen in years. The passing game is crisp, and the execution has been fabulous. But let’s remember this pertinent fact: we have yet to see our toughest opponents. Andale, Wichita Collegiate, Mulvane and Ulysses are looming. A. Yesterday I went on a bike ride across town. It was pretty cool. I usually don’t see everything from that perspective. B. Forrest Gump — Did you know that Forrest Gump and Shawshank Redemption were released on the same weekend? This movie with all its historical references never gets old. D. The state law doesn’t say golf carts can’t be used — just at night. I think that is a reasonable compromise for our safety. A. Since when do we live in the State of Wellington? City law can’t trump state law. The state says no to driving golf carts at night. That’s the law. Want to change it? Go to Topeka and raise hell about it. C. A good attorney can argue the city was negligent by ignoring state law if someone gets killed within the city limits at dark on a golf cart. If that happen, we taxpayers need to hold onto our checkbooks. E. Did you know its the first day of fall?  Goodbye happiness and hello allergies!Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down commonsense · 307 weeks ago Speaking of Kansas political races — The Democrat nominee for the race to become Kansas’ next governor was caught red-handed in a compromising position in the late 1990s getting a lap dance at a rowdy strip club during a police drug raid of the establishment. And, this is the clown that some Kansas Republicans are threatening to support instead of Brownback. Yeah, let’s all just shoot ourselves in the foot. Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down crusader pride · 307 weeks ago Commonsens we have been firing rounds in our foot repeatedly since the republican brownback took office….i for one don’t care what took place twenty some years ago..like Brownback doesn’t have some baggage from the past. Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down commonsense · 307 weeks ago I don’t understand how any Republican could cross party lines and vote for a Democrat after everything we’ve seen in the past 6 years. To do so would be pure ignorance. Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Crusader Pride · 307 weeks ago Party lines are the ignorant. The welfare of our kids education, the state of the Kansas economy and our lives are more important than this ancient old way of thinking your part of a club. I don”t care what side of the aisle you park your ass or elephant on. Pick the best person that will do the job. Not if they are this party or that, this color or that and most important if they are a male or female. Last I checked I am an individual and can vote for whom I wish. I don’t vote for a party never have and never will. Report Reply 1 reply · active 307 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down commonsense · 307 weeks ago Okay, genius…you help elect a democRAT governor, demoCRAT senator, and when things start going south even more than what they have been, I’ll reserve the right to throw it in your face. In the meantime, be sure to keep football a major priority in your busy life. Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down MJE · 307 weeks ago I find it really interesting that you said you agree that wheelchairs and bicycles should be banned from the road, but then your son’s first “thought” was about riding his bike across town and how cool it was. Bicycles have every right to be on the road. How do you propose wheelchair users get around? There are neighborhoods without sidewalks, with rough sidewalks with tree roots heaving them up, and sidewalks with no curb cuts. As far as golf carts, if state law prohibits their use on roadways at night, then there is no need or obligation for a municipality to also pass an ordinance prohibiting it. The existing state law applies. Report Reply 1 reply · active 307 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 307 weeks ago I was talking at night. Are you a lawyer or something? Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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