Sound Off

Sound Off for April 22

Don't forget

The governor may not be able to run again, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have other political ambitions. Let us not forget.

Good move

Hats off to the governor and others that still have common sense. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

Not again

Arrrrrgghhhhh! For years we have had to deal with being gouged with ever-increasing homeowner premiums and now auto insurance. Of course only those with car insurance will get hosed. Mississippi still has a very lax enforcement system. No car insurance, no car tag. 'Nuff said.

More on Merle

I can't believe how little the media is covering the passing of Merle Haggard. The words creative, genius and legend, are some of the most overused in our language. Not so with Merle. We write reams about Justin and Selena, but only a paragraph or two on one of the world's greatest songwriters. Merle lived a full life. There are volumes to write about. Johnny, George, Merle and the Outlaw are gone. Will Willie be next? Let's hope we can do better next time.

Source of revenue

The city of Long Beach could solve all its money woes simply by stationing a police car with radar in school zones on a rotating basis. I've been passed by impatient drivers right in the school zone; cars and trucks speed through them every day. The Harper-McCaughan school zone on Commission Road lacks a flashing light and sign for eastbound traffic.

So, you think . . .

I want to ask the business owners who support HB1523 if they think on Judgment Day God will say, "Well you were a good person but you baked that cake for or waited on a person from the LGBT community so I'm sorry." Those of us who disagree feel like God will say something more like, "I know you think you were a good person but you turned your fellow man away because of bigotry. My written word says love everyone and be kind to everyone so I'm sorry but because of your bigotry I cannot allow you into my Kingdom."

Past predictions

April 22 is the 46th anniversary of Earth Day. Though it is good to take care of our planet, look back to the predictions of 1970. Most predictions back then, just like the present, were way overblown. Where the fear of global warming is now prevalent by some, back then it was thought that we were entering a new "ice age," similar to 10,000 years ago. Also they predicted "world wide starvation" from overpopulation and that we would run out of oil by 2000. These are only a few of the dire prognostications of Earth Days past.