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I lost all respect for the mayor when he had the unmitigated gall to call it “a sad day for this City Council that we allow some special interest group to do this” and “apologize to the citizens right now for not allowing you to have a voice or give your input.” Really? Like the citizens have a voice or input on the way builders get TIF districts created or money gets handed out for development downtown. Hypocrisy at its finest.
Why was the City Council even discussing allowing concealed weapons in city buildings? The only people who care about this are conservative Republicans trying to play partisan politics. This just shows that the council is out of touch with what’s really important to citizens.
I once thought I needed to carry a gun. I was 6 years old. I thought I was tough. But then I grew up, and put away childish things.
I found a Christmas package on the side of the road. A lot of the wrapping paper was torn away, the box flaps were open, and the box was empty. The tag read: to the city of Wichita from Boeing Co.
You can blame the Obama administration for Boeing moving work to Washington state. Boeing had to promise more jobs to Washington in order to get the National Labor Relations Board off its back.
The economy is slowly improving, with private-sector jobs added every month, unemployment down, the war in Iraq ended, Osama bin Laden dead, health care reform passed. But people continue to say President Obama has done nothing for this country. Whatever.
My first visit to the Intrust Bank Arena to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra will probably be my last. The seating is ridiculously small and crammed together. People had their knees up to their chins, with shoulder touching shoulder. I only stayed because we had paid more than $100 for tickets.
I got a hoot out of Michael Pearce’s letter to Santa (Dec.18 Outdoors) asking to see a real, live Kansas mountain lion. He might want to set a plate of fresh meat, instead of milk and cookies, by his fireplace on Christmas Eve just in case Santa complies with his request.
The fascinating and educational “Today’s Trivia” columns by Beccy Tanner are tomorrow’s treasures. They should all be published in book form.
Christopher Hitchens is no longer an atheist. He is a believer.