Sound Off for June 9

July 8, 2014 

Over yet?

Is the b-o-r-i-n-g World Cup "soccer" tournament over yet?

Proper usage please

To say that someone "could care less" implies that they have a little bit of caring. What you should have written is that the parents "could not care less" because their level of caring is zero.

Trashy

The July 4th celebrations were wonderful, crowds on the beach, fireworks, the smell of barbecue and great gathering of family and friends. However, my drive down U.S. 90 from U.S. 49 to Cowan-Lorraine was the ugliest sight of beer bottles, fireworks trash and junk. Shame on you, Mississippi!

First impressions

Very poor planning on the part of city leaders this Independence Day holiday weekend. More crews should have been assigned to tackle the mess on the beach the next morning. Comments made by visitors have not been good and as we all know, first impressions are lasting.

Toughen up

How many millions of damage and how many deaths must be incurred before the self-serving do-nothings in the legislature get tough on fools driving under the influence? The first offense should be a $1,000 fine and loss of a license for six months. The second should incur prison time and permanent loss of a license.

No joke!

I served in the U.S. Navy 20 plus years. I went through the appointments for disability and despite my bad knees and deaf in one ear. I was 0 percent disability which I have no problems with. A friend was retired Navy got out and got over 30 percent and was able to work civil service additional 20 years. He had mail carriers medical and I had Tricare. I visited him at the hospital several times and I joked with him saying if I had his conditions I would have been dead several years ago. Bottom line, it's no joke.

Act now

The illegals crossing the Texas border right now are wrongly being referred to as immigrants. This is incorrect, as an immigrant has a plan. These people, especially the children have no plan. They don't even know what is happening to them. They are refugees, on the run. As sad as it may be, and as much as those of us who have pity on them want to help to the extent that we can, there are other things to consider such as who else can slip through this border not seeking help or wanting to immigrate, but to destroy us. This is the reason we should secure our borders, and do it now. Texas should have come into their own borders years ago and built their own fence since the federal government will not protect or assist them. The stakes are too high not to act and act now.

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