Opinion Line Extra (Jan. 20)

01/20/2013 12:00 AM

01/18/2013 6:37 PM

Here we go again – another bevy of inaugural balls for the “beautiful people” while the common folk worry about the next paycheck. If Obama wants a party, let him pay for it out of his own pocket. The rest of us are broke.

Inauguration Day – another opportunity for Michelle Obama to wear a hideously inappropriate outfit for the swearing-in ceremony, and a ball gown decorated with cotton balls in the evening.

Here comes the impeachment. The GOP House will again waste money and time, letting more of the world see America as a useless, weak government. Take the president down – that’s all the GOP has wanted since the first day he became president.

Much is being written about the treatment of women in the world, and yet the U.S. Congress opts not to extend the Violence Against Women Act.

Is there ever to be a government program where costs are lower than projected? Despite politicians’ promises, the flood insurance program has been losing money for decades. It is now $18 billion in the hole. Now President Obama has another unrealistic bailout. Seems he will never learn.

How low of Obama to have children stand behind him when he signed executive orders on guns. Shame on him.

Many assault-rifle fans use the Second Amendment mention of a militia as their justification, though few of them have ever had military training. If, in fact, our country were invaded and we had to rally the militia, Canada would become our most-populated state.

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” (emphasis added).

It’s not guns that I’m afraid of, but rather the ignorant politicians in Washington, D.C., who frighten me the most. Leave our gun laws alone.

Can anyone give one good reason why a person, other than law enforcement or the military, needs an assault weapon or a magazine of more than 10 rounds? Anyone?

How about we ban Hollywood instead of guns?

Kris Kobach is helping the Republican Party commit suicide.

The cool blue welcomes Jean Schodorf and all others who wish to leave the angry red.

Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer went to Africa, and the only thing the taxpayer got was a bill. He went to China, and the only thing the taxpayer got was a bill. He just went to Texas, and the only thing the taxpayer is going to get is a bill.

When will I forgive Lance Armstrong? When he truly shows contrition. And that may be a long time coming.

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