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Old 02-25-2016, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee/Biloxi
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The flag issue will not be addressed this year by the legislature, the bills calling to remove it died on the floor of the state legislature yesterday.

The 1894 flag stays.


This is precisely why MS receives, and deserves, its negative image. What a bunch of stupid, backward illiterates that run this state! Most of you are too blind to see the real issue, which is purely economic. But hey, MS is the poorest state in the nation and ranks dead last in almost every ranking there is...and will continue to do so; I guess we like it like that. God forbid we may make one small gesture that would eliminate offense to nearly 40% of our residents, and show the rest of the US that we too can change for the better. God forbid we may put forward an image that would enhance all the great things that are MS, and maybe spark an interest in someone to visit, start a business, or simply speak kindly about the state! And I am sick to death of hearing about heritage (my family has over a 100 year history in this state)...take that worthless, pitiful flag and shove it down your throats and choke on it...that's what I say about your heritage!
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Deep 13
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What do I care? I fly the 1861 version.....
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Old 02-25-2016, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Default Dixie

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This is precisely why MS receives, and deserves, its negative image. What a bunch of stupid, backward illiterates that run this state! Most of you are too blind to see the real issue, which is purely economic. But hey, MS is the poorest state in the nation and ranks dead last in almost every ranking there is...and will continue to do so; I guess we like it like that. God forbid we may make one small gesture that would eliminate offense to nearly 40% of our residents, and show the rest of the US that we too can change for the better. God forbid we may put forward an image that would enhance all the great things that are MS, and maybe spark an interest in someone to visit, start a business, or simply speak kindly about the state! And I am sick to death of hearing about heritage (my family has over a 100 year history in this state)...take that worthless, pitiful flag and shove it down your throats and choke on it...that's what I say about your heritage!
Holy cow! What a wildly enthusiastic post! Next all principled citizens of the U.S. should embark on a campaign to burn every piece of sheet music and destroy each and every recording of Dixie! Dixie is emblematic of all things violent and despicable. (Oh, turn the volume up when you play this. Should be loud!)
https://youtu.be/kK7TZWpK3AI

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Old 02-25-2016, 06:32 PM
 
Location: The South
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Holy cow! What a wildly enthusiastic post! Next all principled citizens of the U.S. should embark on a campaign to burn every piece of sheet music and destroy each and every recording of Dixie! Dixie is emblematic of all things violent and despicable. (Oh, turn the volume up when you play this. Should be loud!)
https://youtu.be/kK7TZWpK3AI
Let's not forget everything named for a confederate hero. Because it may offend someone.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:18 PM
 
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Some folks are just born to be offended ..
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Let's not forget everything named for a confederate hero. Because it may offend someone.
Yes. You are right. We've lost the ability to differentiate between what is important and what isn't.
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Old 02-27-2016, 12:04 PM
 
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I personally love the flag, but I also think it's perpetuating an image of Mississippi that is bad for business. Companies can locate anywhere in the world, so why locate in a place that seems stuck in the past? Other southern states are doing quite well without the flag, so I see no reason why Mississippi can't move on, and focus on the future.
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Old 02-27-2016, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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I personally love the flag, but I also think it's perpetuating an image of Mississippi that is bad for business. Companies can locate anywhere in the world, so why locate in a place that seems stuck in the past? Other southern states are doing quite well without the flag, so I see no reason why Mississippi can't move on, and focus on the future.
History is not pretty.

It's dark and bloody and horrible.

However, Mississippi's flag was chosen in 1894 to honor the state's Confederate veterans. That's pretty noble I think.
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Old 02-28-2016, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Oxford, Mississippi
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History is not pretty.

It's dark and bloody and horrible.

However, Mississippi's flag was chosen in 1894 to honor the state's Confederate veterans. That's pretty noble I think.
So right Desert kid, but it was chosen in 1894, and then rechosen in 2001 by a 2-1 margin of state voters. At the time a majority of black voters were in favor of a new flag, but polls showed that around 25 percent of black voters wanted to keep the current design. The biggest supporters of changing the flag were not black voters, but left-wing whites.

In addition to many blacks voting to keep the current flag, a number of black-majority counties voted in favor of keeping the current flag, including:
Copiah (58% of total voters in favor of keeping flag)
Issaquena (53%)
Jasper (58%)
Jefferson Davis (54%)
Marshall (59%)
Quitman (55%)
Sharkey (51%) (Sharkey County is 70% black!)
Tallahatchie (58%)
Yazoo (tie vote)

The message I'm hearing from liberals is that Mississippi blacks just aren't smart enough to make these decisions on their own, and they need some good smart out-of-state white people to come in and help them. Well, I don't think so. We've all voted and would be better off if people would just let us alone.
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Old 02-28-2016, 03:26 PM
 
Location: FL
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You go Mississippi!
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