Sound Off

Sound Off for Aug. 30: How soon is too soon to report on storms?

Who fits?

Former Democratic president Harry Truman said, “You can’t get rich in politics unless you are crooked.” The voter has to judge who fits the statement?

Too early

I’m all for preparing. But prepare for what? Last week people at my work place were panicking. Over what? An area of weather that was far out in the Atlantic that wasn’t even strong enough or organized enough to be named. I would have more faith in the media if they waited until the area was actually a threat before playing “The Sky is Falling!” game.

MREs good to me

I have to disagree with Justin Mitchell’s assessment of MREs as “marginally edible.” I was working 18-hour days back then after Katrina, trying to rebuild my business and my home and even with the phenomenal number of calories that an MRE supplies, I was still losing weight. I looked forward to the hot, two-course meal on my way home every night.

Lost interest

It’s Colin Kaepernick’s right to protest, but I think it’s disrespectful not to stand during the national anthem. He works for the NFL and his football club. It’s not his place to drag both of those institutions into his public protest. He has many social media outlets and other mechanisms at his disposal. He can stand in front of a city hall on his own time and on his own nickel. I’m no longer interested in him as a player.

Who said?

Bill Crawford’s column in Sunday’s paper is worth reading and repeating, “State officials mired in anti-Obama ideology insists we can’t afford it. But independent studies show a smart expansion of Medicaid would more than pay for itself, generate thousands of new jobs and put billions more federal dollars into Mississippi’s economy, not to mention improving health care for thousands of low-income, hard-working Mississippians and their families.” But whoever said our state officials were smart?

For love of game

Congratulations to the Little League baseball team from New York state on its winning the Little League World Series. A great performance and New York’s No. 19 pitched a beautiful game. Baseball as it should be played: For the love of the game.

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