A Sound Off in Monday's paper, "Very important," listed a number of good things going on in our state, such as the shipyard, Stennis, Chevron refinery, Nissan plant and some others. All this despite that awful state flag of ours. How ya figure?
Where are Saints?
I was looking forward to watching the Saints on Sunday at noon, but I couldn't find them. Some team was playing Tennessee but didn't see any of the fired-up Saints like last week. Some one needs to find them for they play in the game Sunday against Washington at noon and I hope to see a winning smile coming out of the Saints! Go Saints! Die-hard fan anyway!
Well, at least one team has given up more points than the Saints. Wait, that was last week. How long are they going to wait to tell Rob it is time to move on? Still hoping.
Keep 'em separated
Will someone please tell me where the words "Separation of Church and State" are found in the United States Constitution or any of the Amendments? They are not. I and many other Veterans attended a Veterans breakfast today (Wednesday) at a Harrison County School without a prayer before the meal. One Veteran was told the decision not to have a prayer was made by a county official. Veterans give us the freedom to assemble and deserve better treatment than this.
Do the math
Did I hear that right? Mississippi Power is going to save the average rate payer $5 a month? A 15 percent rate increase rather than 18 percent means your average bill will increase by $25 instead of $30. Do the math!
Want to help
A story on the front page of the Wednesday paper tells of a veterans' group, headed by Catalino Aguda, which accepts donations of wheelchairs and scooters to be given to veterans who have a need. Please print a contact phone number to call if anyone wishes to donate one. Likely several readers have ones no longer needed. Would they also accept walkers, canes, crutches?Editor's note: The Combat Veterans Association can be reached through their website at http://cvmams44-1.com
Do your job
I voted against Initiative 42 because I believe it would have overstepped what needs to be a legislative process. So, my next move is to say "OK, Legislators, do your job. Figure out a way to fund our state's classrooms in the way you agreed to do or step aside."
Roads, not lights
Can't say I'm thrilled at the prospect of lights in Jones Park when our roads and streets in Gulfport are in deplorable condition. Has anyone notified the City Council and supervisors? Isn't that their job? Every road is a disgrace.