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Let all who are criticizing Newt Gingrich for his past indiscretions remember Jesus saying “he who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone.” I’m not a great fan of Gingrich, but I recognize he is no better or worse than I am.
I don’t understand those who want no political partisanship. Fortunately, our government is designed for disagreements to slow things down so that actions are debated.
According to the city’s plan, the Ambassador Hotel would get 75 percent of the guest tax paid on the hotel’s rooms, the city would get 25 percent, and Wichita would get a downtown hotel. According to Americans for Prosperity’s plan, the hotel would get nothing, the city would get nothing, and Wichita would still have an empty downtown building.
At this time of year, everyone asks “Are you ready for Christmas?” with the best intentions. But not everyone has the money to be ready. Why make people feel worse? Why not just say “Merry Christmas”?
If your parish collects toys for Christmas gifts, you might ask your pastor to note in the bulletin that war toys are not wanted. Toys that fill children with the spirits of homicide, enmity and self-righteousness do not fit the meaning and purpose of Christmas.
What a shining example Manny Thompson is (“Boxer continues his rise from street life with college degree,” Dec. 11 Local & State). Between his mom and the boxing coach, he got himself turned around. I congratulate Manny and especially his strong mother.
Iran has demanded an apology for our drone invasion. Really? Did I miss its apology for holding our diplomats and other Americans hostage for 444 days? First things first.
Now that Iran has an American drone, we can expect China to copy it through reverse engineering. Once the copies start flying over the U.S., we will better gauge American support of drones flying over sovereign countries. Thanks, military, for making us safer.
We get an average of eight ads on the TV during a commercial break. Yet they still have ads on the screen during the show. This is simply too much.
Thank you to The Eagle and its staff for the open house last week. I had a great time and actually learned something.