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Sound Off for August 16: POTUS gave lukewarm comments about Charlottesville

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Steven Mnuchin, reacts to questions from members of the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
President Donald Trump, accompanied by Steven Mnuchin, reacts to questions from members of the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. AP

Money matters

People are fighting in this country, because they are broke, plain and simple.

What about then?

Where were all the critics when Obama failed to respond to all the violence and rioting out West during his presidency?

Resign!

President Trump should resign after his lukewarm remarks on the recent tragedy in Charlottesville, Va.

Spoke too soon

Well, ever since I said I had no problems with Waste Pro, they have missed picking up my garbage twice in the last two weeks.

Bag don’t do it

We have waited more than a month now for a garbage container that we reported stolen to Waste Pro. We contacted them several times, and their reply is always the same, “The containers have been on back order for some time — just put your garbage in plastic bags and lay them out by the street.” If we did in fact do as they directed the dogs and other critters would have broken into the bags and spread the garbage everywhere.

Here’s your sign

A man came into my yard, opening my gate today, dropping off handyman fliers around the neighborhood. On this gate there is a large “No Trespassing” sign he apparently went right through. What part of “No Tresspassing” does this person not understand?

Taxpayers, too

When we were home-schooling our daughters we asked the Hancock County school district and later the D’Iberville school district if our home-schooled daughters could be in the music curriculum. We were told no. I reminded them we paid the same amount of taxes as public school parents paid, which paid their teaching salaries. That didn’t matter. Today on WLOX I saw a segment on Catholic private school employees complaining that their school book budget was being cut. They felt that was wrong because the parents at these private schools paid the same amount of taxes that public school parents paid. To use a phrase Sound Off printed from a confederate flag waving person, that’s “so rich.”

Leash your dogs

I am really irritated. When I decide to take a bike ride on a sunny South Mississippi afternoon I am repeatedly chased by unrestrained unruly dogs. Not only is this situation unsafe for me, it’s also unsafe for your dog. I own a dog. He is always current on his vaccinations, when he’s outside he is restrained to my property only and when we are out in public he is always on a leash. So all you irresponsible pet owners (and you know who you are) get with the program and stop breaking the law.

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