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Opinion Line Extra (Nov. 11)

I would be surprised if Herman Cain actually was involved in sexual harassment. He is a very smart man, running as a Republican for president. He knows only Democrats can get away with that.

Herman Cain really stood out for me as a man with ideas until I learned that he’s on the Koch brothers’ political payroll and aligned with the insidious Americans for Prosperity group. What a shame that Cain turns out to be just another bought-and-paid-for sycophant for the “1 percent.”

Someone wondered if anyone asked Bush if he ever found the weapons of mass destruction. Perhaps they are stored in the empty areas at Guantanamo, which Obama closed in January 2009.

When they chant “this is what democracy looks like,” the Occupy groups are teaching us why the founders were fearful of democracy. Democracy is mob rule. We have a republic.

Two kinds of people are benefiting from this Occupy protest around the U.S.– bail bondsmen and lawyers. Cities’ budgets are taking a hit for police.

Why is it easier to believe that 150 million Americans are being lazy than to believe that 400 Americans are being greedy?

I was elated to read the Wednesday headline that began “Brownback rolls out . . .,” until I unfolded the paper to read the remainder.

It is now a proven fact that being a member of a political party causes blindness. There can be no other explanation.

I’m not a big fan of rules and regulations. But after the organic cantaloupe outbreak, I believe organic farms should have some needed regulations.

I would like to see two different Opinion Lines – one for politics and one for everything but politics. Guess which one would get the most readers.

Our family has lived in many cities where people can be fined for calling 911 for nonemergencies. Wichitans would learn fast if they were forced to pay for dumb dialing.

Like it or not, you’re going to meet Jesus someday. Better to do it alive than after you’re dead.

I was very disappointed that there wasn’t more publicity for the Toy Run. So many children and organizations depend on the event. It is a 32-year-old tradition that helps so many families. Without it, many kids wouldn’t have toys. Come on, Wichita, get your priorities straight.