Opinion Line (April 26)

04/26/2013 12:00 AM

04/25/2013 5:42 PM

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I find it interesting that whenever there is going to be a budget cut, whether local or federal, it always involves police, fire or air traffic controllers, never research into the sex life of an amoeba or a crab.

Neither Sen. Jerry Moran nor other “no” voters have a right to complain about the air traffic controllers’ furloughs. They had a chance to do something positive for our country, but all they did was say “no.”

After President Obama’s re-election, we were called whiners by the left. Now all I see is the left complaining about gun control being voted down by some senators who still believe in the freedoms of this country. Who’s whining now? Way to go, Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran.

After Boston, we should have no gun control so we can protect ourselves, and we should lock down the borders.

For all of you who complain about our first responders, police, fire and EMS personnel: Remember Boston. Next time you want help, call a criminal if you do not respect these people. Bless them all.

Boats are for water, silly terrorist.

The owner of the fertilizer plant in West, Texas, should be charged with harboring weapons of mass destruction because it was storing 270 tons of ammonium nitrate. Timothy McVeigh used only 4,000 pounds to blow up the Murrah building in Oklahoma City.

Why is it that the Internal Revenue Service charges us interest when we underpay but doesn’t pay us interest when we overpay?

No one questions the good work, for decades, that Nola Foulston did for our community. But now, sadly, she has decided to cash in and join the seedy, shady, destructive world of torts.

Gov. Sam Brownback created this fiscal mess, and now he begs for help from his own lapdogs, the Legislature. He clearly hasn’t a clue on the realities of governing. All those years in Congress and he didn’t learn a thing.

The irony of Brownback having to beg his own party to keep higher-ed funding intact, when his success in convincing it to decimate the budget last year is what necessitates his plea now, is just too delicious for those of us who knew his tax policies would spell trouble.

This week’s weather forecast: mowing, rowing or snowing.

The most dangerous creature on the road is a driver eating a dip cone.

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