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Sound Off for February 17: Stop glorifying Florida school shooting suspect

Law enforcement officers blocked off the entrance to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Thursday in Parkland, Fla. Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday, the day after a gunman opened fire with a semiautomatic weapon at the school.
Law enforcement officers blocked off the entrance to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Thursday in Parkland, Fla. Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday, the day after a gunman opened fire with a semiautomatic weapon at the school. AP

The Southern way?

I, for one, am tired of picking up trash. How about you throw it away yourself? I have been here 14 years and in my first years in the South I participated in cleaning up the environment. Because that is what I had been taught to do. I quickly learned about the Southren way of handling trash. Throw it on the ground and expect someone else to pick it up.

Legislation needed

I keep hearing that guns aren’t the problem, mental health care is. When are our GOP lawmakers going to back that up with legislation that addresses mental health care in this country?

Looking for attention

Here we go again. Another school attack and the national news plasters the perpetrator’s name everywhere. When will there get it through their thick heads that this is the attention he was looking for?

Does he remember?

It literally made me ill to watch Trump give his condolences to all the families that again lost children and loved ones in a mass murder. He spoke of mental illness. I guess he doesn’t remember he signed a law the Republicans passed, rolling back the Obama law that made it harder for the mentally ill to own a gun.

No forced patriotism

Why should anyone be forced into patriotism? Where’s the freedom in that?

Shame on you

Shame on you, Mardi Gras day float rider. I saw you throw a large empty box onto the street as the parade passed by me. It would have been better not to litter. Just stomp the box flat and leave it on the float.

Good business?

Nice play Mr. Sound Off editor. Printing my comment expecting many rebuttal comments to print was the obvious move to make. I like it! So ... how many rebuttal comments were there? Uh oh. See? This is why local news media should stick with objectively reporting local news rather than pushing a misguided agenda. Just good business.

Here’s a rebuttal

“Trump hating Sound Off editor,” really? That editor doesn’t seem to have anything against nitwits.

Get it done right

I pay a dear price for garbage pickup and I expect it to be done right. If not, it needs to be done by someone that can.

Let them deal with it

Sorry “Let’s All Pitch In.” I’m sure you’ll be at the front of the line to volunteer to help clean up but I won’t be there with you. I have no desire to spend my time picking up after a bunch of drunks who can’t seem to use a trash can. The city of Biloxi allowed this parade to happen, let them deal with it.

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