2. Obama and Brownbackâ€¦Iâ€™m one of the few people out there who can tick off both Democrats and Republicans with equal fervor.“Yes, my head is this big!”I am struck just how similar Obama and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback conducts their business – even though they are on complete opposite ends of the political spectrum.Both are arrogant, condescending and myopic individuals lacking any form of compassion for the opposing view. They take credit for accomplishments not their own and pass the buck off on the opposing party with such ease.In the State of the Union address, Obama was mocking Republican congressman about winning two Presidential elections. Earlier in the month, Brownback in his State of the State address was saying Kansasâ€™ sudden economic misfortune was due to people not having a â€œmoral compass.â€ Huh?Why canâ€™t both Obama and Brownback grow up and lead?I love reading books of past Presidents. The recurring theme is Americaâ€™s greatest leaders whether it be Abraham Lincoln, FDR, or Ronald Reagan â€” all developed the art of compromise to pass through their agendas. Heck, Iâ€™m reading a book now about how Liberal Democrat Tip Oâ€™Neill and Conservatives Reagan were buddies on Capitol Hill during the 1980s.Maybe itâ€™s too many years of reality TV, or twitter, or global warming or deflated footballs or the sun being too close to the moon, but it is apparent nobody understands the art of leadership anymore on Capitol Hill or Topeka. Everyone wants to be â€œright.â€ Everybody wants to â€œwin.â€Thatâ€™s too bad. We need a lot of leadership these days. 3. Fun fact: I have a lock that I don’t know where the keys are but when I find the keys I don’t know where the lock is. Do you think New England was caught cheating with deflated footballs? Yes, and they should be punished severely. Yes, but who cares? They would have won anyway. No. In this case the Patriots are innocent. I’ll decide after the motion picture is released in theaters. View Results 4. Another Fun Fact: I have lights surrounding the perimeter of my room (Christmas lights) that I turn on instead of my actual ceiling lights. Loading … 2. +1 addition to my carrier choice list. Nero scientist. Preferably at lucid dreams and brain functions that happened during lucid dreams. 5. Shout out of the week.Deadline is Tuesday at noon to file for a city council or school board position.Â Think very hard what I said last week about serving your communityÂ (see columnÂ here).So my shout out this week goes out to everyone who will be running for an office on Tuesday.You can make a difference. 5. Contest time! Winner gets a T-shirt! Who plays the angel Castiel in the show Supernatural. (Submit answer in comments below).Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Hunter Owston · 289 weeks ago Misha Collins, to answer Quinns contest question (: Report Reply 1 reply · active 289 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 289 weeks ago You are the winner Hunter. E-mail us at [email protected] for your address and we’ll send or deliver a free T-shirt. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Nonya · 289 weeks ago Misha Collins Report Reply 0 replies · active 289 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down WellDone · 289 weeks ago “Congress is going to ignore everything President Barack Obama is going to say and do whatever the heck they want anyway.” Paybacks are hell, aren’t they? Report Reply 1 reply · active 289 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 289 weeks ago But watch out, Obama has a pen…..and a phone! Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Clyde · 289 weeks ago Misha Collins Report Reply 0 replies · active 289 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 289 weeks ago Misha Collins. Love that show…. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Five extra thoughts by Quinn…Quinn McCueHi, I’m back again!Â With no format!1.I wrote this thought at 12:41 a.m. (Cue’s note: he needs to go to bed). Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Five Cueball and Quinn thoughts for January 25, 2015â€¦1. State of the Unionâ€¦Iâ€™m like 40 percent of the Sumner Newscow readers out there. Iâ€™d rather swim in a tub of heated cow manure than watch a State of the Union speech (see poll here). Yeah, I know itâ€™s my civic duty to watch such speeches. But I get enough political posturing with the various meetings and political rallies I cover. Iâ€™ll read about it the next day or listen to the cable TV blabbermouths.“Help me up, I think I can step on him.”Hereâ€™s my issue with State of the Union speeches. For some reason the Vice President and Speaker of the House look about twice the size of the President. Why is that? Then thereâ€™s the applause that interrupts the speech. Stop it. Itâ€™s annoying.Then thereâ€™s the excruciating length of the speech â€”something like one hour and 30 minutes. Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m a Lutheran. We have church once a week and our sermons are done in 20 minutes or less. And if the Hawks or the Cats or the Shockers are playing a little roundball on the other channel, then there is no political speeches for me.Â And when it is all over, Congress is going to ignore everything President Barack Obama is going to say and do whatever the heck they want anyway. Because the Republicans now own the House and the Senate, and the latest Merriam Webster Dictionary came out, and if you look up the words â€œlame duck,â€ youâ€™ll see a picture of Mr. Obama. 3. Deflate gateâ€¦Â Really? This is the biggest news of the week? Everyone is going nuts over whether or not the New England deflated footballs during the AFC Championship against Indianapolis so quarterback Tom Brady could throw a better pass.Here is why I donâ€™t care. New England 45 Indianapolis 7!!The Colts wouldnâ€™t have won that game if the teams were using a beach ball.Now I realize it is perfectly acceptable to hate New England coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady seems like the kind of guy you want to take out to an alley and punch a few times (provided with a few of your friends).But in this case, Iâ€™m with them. This is all a bunch of hooey.Anyway, Iâ€™m curious what Sumner County thinks. Iâ€™m running a special Cueball poll here. 4. Applicant interviewsÂ â€¦The other day Councilmen John Brand and Jim Valentine got into an interesting discussion about whether or not to interview the one applicant to fill the vacancy on the Wellington Housing Authority board left by J.P. Buellesfeld, who resigned in December.It is a legitimate question since the WHA has been embroiled in controversy the past two months. Paula Mortimer was the only applicant to apply. The council approved her by a 6-1 vote without an interview.Please, donâ€™t misconstrue this as picking sides in the WHA debate. Iâ€™m still pondering whether this controversy should have ever reached the ears of the media and could have been worked out on their own.But I do think an interview in this case is unnecessary for two reasons.1) Mortimer was the only one to apply for the position. She played by the rules and therefore should be rewarded as such. When someone runs unopposed for a city, county or state office, do we extend the filing deadline so someone can run against him/her?2) Applying for a municipal board is not the same as applying for a job.A couple of Sumner Newscow readers made a good point that if you owned a business, it would be best to interview the applicants. Yes, but you are talking about having someone work for you part or full-time with the livelihood of your business at stake. While it is important to have someone who is a good leader to oversee the WHA, Wheat Capital Manor will survive even if you appointed Charles Manson to the board.Plus, a board member is not an employee. He/she hires other administrators to oversee the specifics of an organization.There are a number of boards under the guise of the City of Wellington – both authority like the WHA and SRMC boards where they can vote independently as an institution, or advisory boards like the planning commission that can only recommend to the council. If the council took it upon itself to interview everyone to fill a volunteer position, then that would become an astronomically time consuming process.Since Wellington has such a hard time getting people to volunteer to fill these spots anyway, I canâ€™t imagine bogging down the process would help matters.