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Sound Off for January 23: Women still face workforce hurdles on the Coast

Beverly Martin, left, Connie Rockco, center, and Angel Kibler-Middleton of Harrison County became the first female majority on a Mississippi board of supervisors when they were elected in 2015. Martin and Rockco have filed to run again for supervisor while Kibler-Middleton is running for constable.
Beverly Martin, left, Connie Rockco, center, and Angel Kibler-Middleton of Harrison County became the first female majority on a Mississippi board of supervisors when they were elected in 2015. Martin and Rockco have filed to run again for supervisor while Kibler-Middleton is running for constable. Sun Herald file

Please explain

Why do special “indestructible” sunglasses come with a protective carrying case?

Sad but true

I was a law enforcement officer on the Coast for 25 years beginning in 1979. I can tell you for certain that not much has changed in all these years when it comes to women in fields that are traditionally male-dominated. And that’s a sad commentary to society as a whole.

Despite the flag

Gulfport and Ocean Springs sales tax revenue increased each year over the last three years. How can that be? They fly the state flag.

Who to blame

To “Trumped it”: I’m glad your 401K, etc., are up. Be thankful. Why do you want to throw me out of my country for expressing my opinion? All of us on the bottom didn’t crash the economy in 2008. Blame the greedy ones on the top for that. They got all those tax cuts to speculate with, overheated the stock market, crashed it and devalued all our assets. It will crash again. But there will be no bailout or stimulus this time.

Teach the kids

I am so ashamed of our educational system in Mississippi. These politicians also should be ashamed, but nothing will change until we make that change. Come on, voters, make your voices heard. Let’s love our children more than the opposition party and give them a bright future.

Good reads

Kudos to William Henry and William Linville for the great letters on Jan. 21. Good to see there are sensible people in South Mississippi. Wish I could say the same for Washington, D.C.

Give us a break

Why can’t product advertisers simply advertise their products without tossing in all the socio political background hoo ha ha? I know they think it makes their brand look like the product that cares, but it’s tiring. We all need a break from social and political wrangling.

Again

Well New England is going to the Super Bowl. Surprise, surprise, surprise and ho-hum.

No post card

Face it, the voters bought la la “Palazzio” a one-way ticket out of Mississippi to the promise land, and he didn’t even bother to send a post card.

Not again

Why are people continuing to stir about the flag? We voted years ago to keep it. Obviously, it doesn’t matter that much, we have a lot of kids coming for Black Spring Break. It seems a small group of malcontents thinks they know better for the majority.

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