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Sound Off for March 7: Chris McDaniel isn’t mature enough for politics

State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, speaks about one of his amendments during floor debate to the creation of the Asbestos Transparency Trust Act in Senate chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss.. McDaniel, who lost a bitter U.S. Senate race in 2014, says he will "get into a dark place and pray" about whether to run this year.
State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, speaks about one of his amendments during floor debate to the creation of the Asbestos Transparency Trust Act in Senate chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss.. McDaniel, who lost a bitter U.S. Senate race in 2014, says he will "get into a dark place and pray" about whether to run this year. AP file

No way

Sorry, Mr, McDaniel but I remember all too well your behavior during and after the last election. I absolutely will not be considering you for a future elected position. I really doubt time has matured you any.

About that left lane

In regard to House Bill 80, so now we will be ticketed for driving in the left lane. As I said in a previous Sound Off, the reason we have multiple lanes in each direction of major highways is to accommodate the volume of traffic. If everyone drove in the right lane there would be gridlock. The offense should be for obstructing the flow of traffic by driving below the posted speed limit in the left lane. Oh, and the minimum fine of $5 will really deter these “criminals.”

Which are you?

When it comes to those who choose to travel in the left lane, some people are inconsiderate, some people are clueless. Which one are you?

Watch the blame

Congratulating a sports store’s decision to stop selling a rifle because crazy/mean people may kill with them is like congratulating a car dealership for deciding to stop selling a certain model because a drunk driver may kill with it. Do not blame the gun or the car folks.

A sound of reason

Finally a sound of reason coming from an adult Mississippi politician — David Baria’s announcement he is running for the U.S. Senate. His actions in his hometown of Bay St. Louis and mostly in the State House reflect his sincerity in working the extra hour, debating the “untenables,” standing up for what’s right for everyone and speaking his mind in eloquent, persuasive and common sense manners in each and every one of his stances.

Obey the laws

To the person who says that if she is driving the speed limit it is irrelevant what lane she is in. Well, if the governor signs the bill you can be ticketed for driving in the left lane except to pass. We need to start obeying the laws. If you are turning left, that’s OK.

Reasoning

People keep complaining about litter on the roads. It’s not the road maintenance crews’ fault. They can’t pick it as fast as it’s thrown out. It seems to be an acceptable thing to do. No tickets or penalties here in Mississippi will be issued. “But” if you’re going the max speed limit in left lane, the state wants to ticket you. Basically saying you must move over for the speeders. They are actually trying to make it a law. The lawmakers should put a fine on littering to make it worth law enforcement’s time to enforce it. Quit blaming maintenance.

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