Opinion Line

December 27, 2012

Opinion Line Extra (Dec. 27)

So much for President Obama’s improving economy – worst Christmas shopping results for stores since 2008.

So much for President Obama’s improving economy – worst Christmas shopping results for stores since 2008.

I hope Obama had a wonderful Hawaiian vacation. No need to worry about the 20 children who were murdered at school. No need to worry about our ambassador who was brutally murdered. No need to worry about the Hurricane Sandy victims still without their homes and food.

I think going over the fiscal cliff is the only way spending cuts will occur in Washington, D.C.

Marijuana is safe to use but is illegal. Alcohol is dangerous to use but legal. Oh, no – we’re back in Kansas, Toto.

OK, now all the “poor” people have gotten free Christmas gifts for their children, free coats, gloves, hats, scarves, shoes and food for Christmas dinner. What’s next? I guess free liquor, so their parents can celebrate the new year in style.

When did the NRA become experts on mental health?

If you are going to argue guns, then please educate yourself before you debate them. Using incorrect “trigger words” like “high-capacity clips” and “semi-automatic assault rifle” proves that you really have no idea what you’re talking about.

Having an armed guard in every school guarantees nothing. What if the guard is in one part of the building while the shooter is another? That is exactly what happened at Columbine. Without realistic solutions, these shootings will continue to be almost daily occurrences.

When our Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution and included the right to bear arms, the arms they were dealing with were single-shot muzzle-loaded rifles that took a minimum of three minutes to load.

Thank God we have a big city slicker president to tell us for our own good what guns we small-town folks can’t buy. Now maybe he’ll make us fluoridate our water, too.

How can conservatives rail at President Obama for being a big spender while they pass a defense bill that gives the Pentagon more than it asked for? And they have the gall to speak of fiscal sanity. Unbelievable.

We are unable to control our border with Mexico, but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea.

Tim Huelskamp makes me ashamed to be a Kansan. He and the other radical obstructionists like him are the reason Congress is a dysfunctional, do-nothing Congress with the lowest approval rating in history. Way to go, Kansas voters.

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