The writer of Bad Business exulted when the VW plant in Tennessee rejected the UAW, saying people should stand up against big unions. He was not around in the early 1900s when child labor, abysmal working conditions and minimal wages were the order of the day. Unions were able to correct most of those problems and we live better today because of them. It is possible our country was saved from working class revolutions like those in Russia, China and France by unions that improved the workers' lot. Unions are not the ruination of this great country but are part of what was envisioned when the founders wrote of a country of, by, and for the people.
Can't be sure
Getting caller ID is a good idea, but it doesn't guarantee you'll know who is calling. Scammers have technology to spoof calls so you can never be sure the information on the caller ID is who is calling.
We need more beach
The beach in Ocean Springs back in the sixties was much more than it is now. Now, when you notice it as you go across the bridge, it is so eroded and I wish that it could be back to what we had "in the ol' days!" Like the Biloxi beach -- that would be the ticket!
Why harass us?
I'm starting to doubt the wisdom of FEMA. It seems to think the only place along the coast of the USA where a fisherman might catch an endangered sea turtle would be on a line cast from one of the Gulfport fishing piers. Really? What surprises me is the nonresponse from local government and citizens who seem to believe the report. How many Gulfport fishermen do you know who have caught turtles in the last 50 years? What has Gulfport done or not done to cause FEMA to harass us? Anyone have a plausible answer?
To Tip Your Server: I realize the incredibly low pay of restaurant servers and am usually a generous tipper at good restaurants, Occasionally, though, I get a server who is rude, distracted or otherwise doesn't provide good service. They don't get 15 percent, though they still get something, which is more than they deserve. I see tips as a reward for good servers, not an automatic add-on for those who are just marking time until they get off work.
In response to Wayne Parker's admonition to give away extraneous wealth at the end of the day in order to "live what Jesus preached," how long, does he think, before many (not all, but many) will stop working and start waiting for the handout at the end of each day? A much better idea (and I think in line with Christian charity), is to use your wealth to help others help themselves. Teach fishing instead of handing out fish.