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Opinion Line Extra (Sept. 28)

Welcome to Birther Kansas – home of unicorns, jackalopes and world-class snipe hunting, and birthplace of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

I knew when I saw that disastrous call that cost Green Bay the game that there would be a labor agreement soon. Thank goodness. They were recruiting my Australian shepherd as a guide dog for the replacement refs.

Most nonpolitical people seem surprised that needing a photo ID to vote wasn’t already law. That’s because it’s just common sense.

President Obama has polarized the country, and if given another term he will further divide us with greater government spending, higher taxes and a slew of additional regulations. We are becoming a nation of haves and have-nots – not a good outlook for America.

It’s not what Mitt Romney did pay in taxes that concerns us. It’s what he doesn’t pay on his offshore accounts.

The Fred and Mary Koch Foundation gave $814,000 to K-State. All you Koch haters: Have you given even a dime to charity, or do you just hate successful people?

Congressman Tim Huelskamp praised the video made by students and teachers criticizing the calorie count of the school lunches. Why was a county emergency vehicle used in this video? Why are my tax dollars being used to promote a group’s personal political agenda?

So those little farm kids are not getting enough food for lunch? Wow. They just need to double up on the grits and biscuits and gravy in the morning, and hold out for their fried chicken and mashed potatoes for dinner.

It appears that one would be safer in Afghanistan on a camel than in Old Town on the sidewalk after midnight on a Saturday night.

How rude of a letter writer to put down the knitters and crocheters for putting a smile on our faces. Unless you’re Mother Teresa, we all often use our time, talent and finances on things that could have helped others. Why not put your shame on the billions of dollars spent buying politicians instead?

Have we become so intolerant of others that we cry out for shame on the yarn bombers? Shame? Really? The results of the knitting efforts brought some momentary joy and humor that the whole city could take part in. I don’t think that’s any reason to be shamed for.

I was a kid in the 1960s, and though my dad would never allow the Beatles to be played, Andy Williams’ “Moon River” album was played a lot. I hope Andy’s found his “rainbow’s end, waiting ‘round the bend.” Thanks for the Christmas specials and the decades of wonderful songs.