Opinion Line (Dec. 27)

12/27/2012 12:00 AM

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We visited the “new” Kansas Star Casino and were very disappointed in the ventilation system. We noticed the overwhelming stench of cigarette smoke as soon as we entered, much more than in the earlier building. We waited years for this casino, and now smokers have ruined it for us.

Next year the majority of my Christmas shopping will be done online. My head is pounding from being assaulted by numerous loud, low-quality “holiday” songs that are blasted throughout the local shopping establishments. Ugh.

Some workers whine because they don’t receive overtime pay when they work holidays. Well, too bad. Consider the farmers and ranchers who tend their flocks on their holidays and don’t get overtime pay.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp’s appearance on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC removed all doubt about why he was taken off the House budget and agriculture committees. Huelskamp demonstrated his intolerance for differing viewpoints and unwillingness to compromise under any circumstances. Any wonder the Republican Party is in such a mess?

Huelskamp got his 15 minutes on national TV Friday morning and promptly demonstrated that he and his ilk don’t have the faintest idea of how to govern.

You would have to go back to the Civil War era to find a Congress as bad as the one we now have. Where are Bob Dole, Nancy Kassebaum and Dan Glickman when we really need them?

I avoid gun-free zones like the plague, not because I’m packin’ but because that’s where all the killings happen.

Obama has been the best gun salesman that world history has ever seen.

Way to go, NRA – a firearm for every Tom, Dick and Harry as you feather your nest. Do you know the sorrow such action has created for Americans, plus others?

The NRA represents a little more than 1 percent of the population of America, yet the opinions of that 1 percent are what people are worried about right now. While America is built on considering the needs of minority groups, NRA members have a disproportionate pull in Congress.

This administration failed to provide adequate security in Benghazi and allowed 2,000 assault weapons to be purchased by Mexican drug gangs in the Fast and Furious scandal. Why should we trust these loons to write new gun laws?

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