I am not against helping those who need financial assistance, either temporarily or permanently. Jesus asks me to do so. But I am against helping those who receive help far beyond their need for help.
OK, let's do the right thing. Change the flag. Forget the statewide vote.
Never miss a local story.
The ending of the Giants/Saints game was so ironic. With all the penalties the Saints accumulated all day it was a Giants penalty that allowed the Saints to kick a field goal and win. A real nail-biter.
I was watching the World Series, and I see these professional high-paid athletes have managed to make America's game disgusting by spitting sunflower seeds and slobbering all over the place. For real? Come on, man! Yuk!
The best thing about baseball is: It's over!
What an embarrassment
I watched the Republican debate on CNBC. Rather, I watched some Republicans on CNBC, but there weren't any moderators, instead there were three people who appeared very inexperienced and had no idea what a debate is. CNBC should have sent in its best. Oh wait, that was its best.
No law, no penalty
Does a law require state universities to fly the state flag? If not, the state shouldn't be able to penalize them for following the wishes of the majority of students who pay tuition.
We made the change
Bravo to the Southern Miss president for taking down the state flag. As a 1972 USM grad, I remember when our teams were the Southerners and our mascot was General Nat, named after Nathan Bedford Forrest. He was one of the greatest Civil War cavalry commanders, but also an early KKK leader. Forty-five years ago, our students voted to change the athletic teams to the Golden Eagles and now we have a much more diverse student population. Our administration has the courage to do the right thing, unlike most of our state politicians.
Support the school
As a proud Ole Miss alumnus, I could not sit back and listen to others disparage my university for honoring the students' decision not to fly the state flag. Considering our history, I could not be more proud of this student-led show of solidarity. Our university appreciates the state funding we receive, but it is great because of the private donations from alumni and friends of the university. Should we cut funding to those recipients for the flag they choose to fly? Personally, this flag makes no difference me. But I am 100 percent behind our students and administration in their choice to move forward in history. Hotty Toddy!