Opinion Line (Dec. 15)

12/15/2012 12:00 AM

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Now it’s small, innocent children. Enough. We need longer waiting periods when guns are purchased and more complete background checks, and we need to not be selling assault weapons. We’ve talked about and studied the issue of guns and violence. It’s time for some action.

OK, let’s hear the gun talk again. I’ll listen just as soon as you listen to a total ban, with severe enforcement, on illegal drug use and all alcohol consumption. Those have caused more death, destruction, pain, suffering and cost than anyone misusing a gun.

In this season of giving, is it right to pretend the nation’s sufferings are gone away, with no more citizens crying out for food or heartbroken for lack of a home to call their own? Do you think there’s room for us to do more?

First our home insurance went up, then our real-estate tax for 2011. Then my house payment went up $162 because of those increases. Merry Christmas to us.

If a Hostess employee making $45,000 a year is “greedy” and a banker making $650,000 a year is “successful,” what do conservatives consider the wage threshold when one transitions from greedy to successful?

Unions are bullies that rule by intimidation and threats. I’m a victim who speaks from experience.

If ending the Bush tax cuts is going to push us off of the “fiscal cliff,” doesn’t it stand to reason that instituting the Bush tax cuts has kept us safely from the same fiscal cliff for the past decade since they were enacted? Way to go, President Bush.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely, and in Kansas we will be on the front lines of the Republican Party with absolute power over the state’s legislative and executive branches. It could be a very bumpy ride.

It looks like Michael O’Donnell is headed for a lengthy political career since he is now exhibiting all of the necessary traits of a successful politician: memory loss; stating facts that are not facts; and, when confronted with the real facts, making everything all better by apologizing.

During the holiday season, please don’t forget those who serve you and your needs. Yes, we all remember to tip our wait staff, but what about child care providers, hairstylists, pet sitters, nail technicians, car mechanics, etc.? We like knowing we’re appreciated, too.

Thank you, Wichita Community Theatre, for a wonderful holiday treat, “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some).”

So Collin Klein didn’t kiss his wife until after they were married. Am I the only one who thinks this is seriously weird?

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