Opinion Line (March 2)

03/02/2013 12:00 AM

03/01/2013 5:22 PM

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Many of our politicians could learn a lot from Pope Benedict XVI – to govern with grace and humility and to know when it is time to step down.

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Are accountants working for the government more so than their clients? It sure seems so.

Don’t worry, RINOs. We in the Democratic Party welcome you. We value diversity and those who can think for themselves. Independently, Republicans can’t think their way out of a wet paper bag. They need the big brains like Sam Brownback and Rush Limbaugh.

There has been art of every genre since caveman days, and I don’t suppose there was government funding back then. In fact, the paintings found in caves in France are more aesthetically pleasing than most of our modern art, especially that funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Cigarettes and alcohol are taxed more than other products partly because they are dangerous. Now is the time to do the same to bullets that kill people much faster than the other two.

I find it outrageous that all of the talk about gun control is to penalize the honest, law-abiding gun owner, and nothing is said about increasing the penalties on the criminals who illegally possess guns.

The Mentholatum building has been at the corner of Douglas and Cleveland for decades. When I moved back to Wichita after living elsewhere for 25 years, a miracle had occurred: It had been moved to downtown Wichita.

The closing of Shorty Small’s has made it impossible to get a decent burger on the west side, although we have all the lousy tacos you could want. Red Robin, sounds like a good business opportunity.

All snow should be plowed to the right shoulder and off Kellogg. Stop plowing it against the center divider so it thaws all day, making a mess, and then freezes at night, creating dangerous conditions.

The city crews did a great job of clearing the streets after the recent storms. Every major street that I traveled was cleared of snow. A big “thank you” for the tremendous effort.

Thanks to Westar Energy for its fast response and for restoring power to our home so quickly during this week’s snowstorm.

I sure do miss Amy Winehouse.

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