Foaming at omission
I am extremely disappointed that you omitted my nominee of "Biloxi Barqs" in the page one story today. So disappointed in fact that I am now foaming over.
A few suggestions
Biloxi Braves, Biloxi Pow Wows, Biloxi Sun Dancers
A few more...
A great name fitting to the area of South Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico would be the Mullets!
Count your blessings
Every day that you wake up is a blessing. Life is for the living. Get on with it or get off the train. God gives you the present and not everything is perfect. Remember: Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone. Have a happy life.
Don't ignore vets
I'm a Vietnam-era veteran and have as much respect for fellow veterans as anyone, anywhere. That said, safety of our military installations has to be a top concern. Before you suggest we ignore screening of old, retired grandpas like me, let's revisit the fatal Fort Hood shooting of 2009. The perpetrator was active duty, a board-certified physician and already admitted to an Army post. Warning signs were ignored in Major Hasan's case, and 13 people lost their lives and others lost their livelihoods. I would rather swallow my pride, be properly screened and alive than be dead with all of my civil liberties intact.
Where's the money?
Does anyone remember when the casinos first came to South Mississippi? Weren't we told then that all the tax revenue from them would go toward education? Isn't Mississippi still dead last as far as education? Of course, there will be those who will immediately point to Republicans, and others will point to Democrats, but there's plenty of blame to go around. When are we going to start holding our officials accountable?
Kudos to councilmen
I applaud the exceptional courage of Biloxi Councilmen Fayard and George Lawrence for voting against funding the Biloxi baseball stadium with taxpayers' money on the Beau Rivage private property. Their votes were correct. Indeed, it takes character to vote one's conviction.
Music not welcoming
Last evening. I picked up a neighbor at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, I could not believe the music that was blaring. It was awful, not welcoming or easy on the ear. No one would want to listen to it. Mardi Gras music or some words of welcome would be better. In Denver, the mayor welcomes you to the Mile High City! Other airports make you feel welcome; we need to do that, too.