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Old 02-29-2016, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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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.
Some lawyer is trying to sue the Governor to have it removed.

Mississippi man sues Governor Bryant over state flag - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS
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Old 03-01-2016, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee/Biloxi
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What's irresponsible is that MS has a sitting Governor that is a political coward and is afraid to do what is the right thing. Being Governor of a state is akin to being a parent; sometimes you have to do things that your kids (residents of MS) don't like...because you love them, its good for them, and its the right thing to do. A new flag, representing all of MS, is one of those times. Nicki Haley, the Governor of SC, has more balls than this wimp a_s good ole boy could ever dream to have. Funny, SC out paces MS in economics and people are flooding to move there, compared to a state like MS, with little or no growth; that in my opinion, has as much, if not more, to offer. May not have anything to do with a flag, but can MS really afford to take any kind of chance with the economic health of its resident...especially when they are the poorest in the nation. AGAIN...YOU PEOPLE ARE MISSING THE POINT! PRETTY SCARY, AND INTERESTING AT THE SAME TIME!!
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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What's irresponsible is that MS has a sitting Governor that is a political coward and is afraid to do what is the right thing. Being Governor of a state is akin to being a parent; sometimes you have to do things that your kids (residents of MS) don't like...because you love them, its good for them, and its the right thing to do. A new flag, representing all of MS, is one of those times. Nicki Haley, the Governor of SC, has more balls than this wimp a_s good ole boy could ever dream to have. Funny, SC out paces MS in economics and people are flooding to move there, compared to a state like MS, with little or no growth; that in my opinion, has as much, if not more, to offer. May not have anything to do with a flag, but can MS really afford to take any kind of chance with the economic health of its resident...especially when they are the poorest in the nation. AGAIN...YOU PEOPLE ARE MISSING THE POINT! PRETTY SCARY, AND INTERESTING AT THE SAME TIME!!
Nikki Haley? Brave?

Sorry I have a hard time believing it. Remember she supported the Confederate battle flag on the statehouse memorial 2 days before she backtracked.

At least Gov. Bryant is standing by the voters of his state.
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Old 03-04-2016, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Does anyone have an opinion on AG Hood?
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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The state flag emblem should be a magnolia tree or flower. Our nickname isn't the confederate state nor any of our symbolism related to it.
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:44 PM
 
Location: The South
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The state flag emblem should be a magnolia tree or flower. Our nickname isn't the confederate state nor any of our symbolism related to it.
I believe the state tree is the Magnolia. However if they made the flag with just the word MISSISSIPPI on it, people would still complain, just cause its Mississippi. Folks gotta complain.
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Old 03-05-2016, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Deep 13
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The state flag emblem should be a magnolia tree or flower. Our nickname isn't the confederate state nor any of our symbolism related to it.

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Old 03-05-2016, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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But it's still a Confederate flag that the secessionist government of MS used.

Just as bad by that logic.
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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No that's not the image I had in mind


This one is what I had in mind, just replace that flower with the state's flower and place it in the same location as the Confedrate emblem.
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