Sound Off for Dec. 6, 2021

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Beach control

I have read about coastal towns along East Coast that use discarded Christmas trees for beach control. They say it works well and builds dunes. Maybe the Mississippi Coast could try it. At least experiment in a area. One park service has been doing it for over 35 years. Google it.

Basic reasoning

I don’t need anyone to tell me I need to be vaccinated and wear a mask when I am in a store or any crowded setting. God gave me the gift of deductive reasoning and my parents taught me to act responsibly.

Enough said?

Even though there is a new COVID variant, enough has been said about vaccines versus no vaccines, and masks versus no masks.

Good looking

Say what you want about U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, but I’ve always thought he is cute as a button.

A goner?

Palazzo has been a no-show Congressman right from the start. All most people hear is his automatic telephone calls and he is seldom seen at all unless it’s a photo opportunity. He will be gone and he brought it on himself.

More context

The story about the Jackson County School Board and Superintendent John Strycker is indicative of what is wrong with reporting today. The way it was written assumes his guilt. It gave no pertinent facts so the only conclusion one can draw is guilt. It could be these people are incompetent, difficult to work with or just plain troublemakers.

Patriot definition

I keep getting emails from Trump reactionaries addressed to “patriot.” As if Democrats aren’t patriotic as well. The definition of a patriot is a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors. Pretty sure in the case of Trump, it’s a case of vigorously supporting him and defending against his detractors rather than the country.

The border

If the White House wants the American public to take travel bans seriously, then close the southern border. They come across there by the thousands, with no vaccines, testing or quarantine required. Walk across that border, break the law and get a free ticket to Disney World.

Lonely people

Half of the country is like the old lonely people online so desperate for attention they are willing to overlook things that obviously make no sense. They believe things like actor George Clooney is in love with them and he needs them to send him a few thousand dollars, or that politicians are actually concerned with your well-being and their political side doesn’t lie.

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