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Sound Off for August 19: Why do people throw hissy fits?

In this photo taken Aug. 14, 2017, President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
In this photo taken Aug. 14, 2017, President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) AP

Really?

Has it really gotten to the point where if the president doesn’t use the exact words you want to hear you throw a hissy fit?

Rechannel

In response to “script them” in Friday’s Sound Off, given that our local broadcasters do an excellent job and service to the community, I believe you sent your criticism to the wrong venue and should re-focus and channel your frustrations appropriately. The president can be reached via Twitter with your suggestions.

Anyone know?

I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and have a 504 area code number on my cellphone. I started getting calls from 504, 605 and several different numbers following that, all asking me if I can hear them. I remember this being a scam in the past, and it seems they have my number and keep calling me. I do not answer, just hang up immediately. Now they are calling from 504, 290 followed by different numbers, 1116 and 1119 so far, and again asking if I can hear them. Do not answer yes if you get one of these calls. I don’t know what I can do about this. Are there any suggestions out here?

Handicap idea

Could you do a story on lack of buggy racks around handicap parking? We would like to put our buggy in the normal buggy rack when leaving the store, but there are none next to the handicap parking. The stores could put a buggy or cart rack right next to the handicap area, and we would not have to walk a long way to return our buggy.

Do it right

“Over-the-top” rhetoric about the current state flag only serves to further entrench its defenders. That said, flags can and do and should change from time to time, and it is obviously past time for a new flag. However, it is important that the change not be set up to fail. The design of a new flag should involve a deliberative process that allows as much input as possible from the citizenry.

Love not hate

Had I first read the Sun Herald’s online editorial, “Our View: There is no room on the Coast for reminders of America’s dark past,” I could have saved myself some time and anger and not have written my morning statement to media outlets. I’m relieved to see that news networks are beginning to educate their viewers on how recent it really was that these statues were put up and why they were put up. Thank you, Sun Herald, for the editorial. Maybe there will be a day where we all will have an accurate understanding as to what the truth really is and teach our children to love rather than hate.

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