Opinion Line Extra (Jan. 29)

01/29/2013 12:00 AM

01/28/2013 5:38 PM

The only things wrong with this country are the Democrats and the Republicans.

Being a Democrat does not necessarily mean one is a socialist. However, the progressive movement has swallowed up many Democratic politicians as well as a good deal of the party. Unfortunately, progressives are socialists.

The governor talked about the old “Bleeding Kansas” days during his State of the State address. By the time he and the Koch-owned Legislature bulldoze all their tax plans into effect, the 99 percent of Kansans at the bottom of the economic scale will be bloodless.

Gov. Sam Brownback not only wants to destroy education in this state but has now set his sights on destroying the housing market. Eliminating homeowner deductions is basically a tax increase.

It is impossible to know where, when and how the next deranged gunman is going to strike, but we can and must restrict the assault weapons and ammunition he can easily get to commit his massacre.

Prohibition banned the production and sale of alcohol. That worked really well. The manufacture or sale of many drugs is illegal. We know how well that is working. Banning assault rifles is the answer? Yeah, right.

No responsible, law-abiding gun owner should be against background checks to buy a gun.

Since Obama is paving the way for having our guns taken away from us, I am going into the business of raising the meanest pit bulls in town. Robbers, beware, because you aren’t coming over the threshold of my door with them staring you down.

A cry goes out for government to do something whenever a horrible crime or accident occurs, so that it never happens again. Yet it happens again, or something similar, because we live in an imperfect and sinful world.

The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency.

Let’s cut out all military bands and aides to all the generals and admirals.

A solution for too much goose poop on the golf courses: Spend some time volunteering to help the needy. It’s much more rewarding and satisfying than a hole in one, and you won’t have to clean your shoes afterward.

Lance Armstrong only did what he learned from the example of politicians, leading businessmen and, yes, even the clergy: Lie, lie, lie, as long as you have something to lose. Once you have nothing left to lose, come clean and see if you can get anything back.

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