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Sound Off for July 31: Use BP money for wetlands

JAMES EDWARD BATES/SUN HERALD Egrets search for their next meal from the top of boom on Bayou Caddy in Hancock County as efforts continue to contain the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
JAMES EDWARD BATES/SUN HERALD Egrets search for their next meal from the top of boom on Bayou Caddy in Hancock County as efforts continue to contain the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Justice?

Thanks Mr. Hampton, for the update on the sleezebags. The community deserves to receive six-month updates on balances owed by these individuals, including Michael Janus and “Scotty” Walker. Could take Mr. Bill a long time to make full restitution?

Laughingstock

Is it perfectly okay for the Walkers to cheat the state, make a laughingstock out of the judiciary (which, admittedly is not hard) and us taxpayers by committing serious crime and still remain free? Isn’t a return to jail the only way that they will properly atone?

Pray for me

When I lived on the west bank of New Orleans, we used the slogan, “pray for me I drive highway 90.” Now that I live on the Coast I say, “pray me I drive Interstate 10.” Ever since Hurricane Katrina, there is no speed limit on I-10, you can be driving 70 or 75 miles an hour and they blow you off the road. The 18 wheelers are no better, slow down and live.

Baloney

As a truck driver who travels I-10 everyday, I say baloney! Cars speeding, yes. Most 18- wheelers are governed at 70 mph or less. Find something else to complain about.

Launched

In January, Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, said his country would soon test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile. President Trump tweeted the next day, “It won’t happen!” Well, President Trump, it did happen. Indeed, North Korea just launched its second one. Once again, President Trump, you promised but didn’t deliver. Sad.

Ageism

I have discovered that it is okay to do volunteer work when you are in your 80’s, but impossible to find work that will pay you. Go figure.

Questionable value

Body cameras do not save lives, at best, they can record the actions and identity of the perpetrator of a crime. In this case, the deputy filling out paperwork probably would not have even had his body camera turned on.

All the same

Here’s the thing: Our coast politicians want to use the BP settlement money to build all types of projects. However, it was intended to rebuild our coastal wetlands. So, I have been contacting all our state representatives and asking them to take the money and use it throughout the state of Mississippi, as it seems our local politicos are not going to follow through on what was originally intended.

‘Hocus pocus’

Palazzo says if you take out Katrina and Sandy from the NFIP it is billions in the black. Is he serious? He is using “hocus pocus” reasoning and should maybe use his infamous telephone town hall to understand what is wrong with his reasoning.

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