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Old 07-01-2020, 04:47 PM
 
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All I've been saying. Is there are a large number of Pro-Flag groups mobilizing in the state already. November is going to be a bloody mess.
No it is not. The old flag is not coming back no matter what the crazy man from Ellisville (and his very few henchmen and women) say.
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Old 07-01-2020, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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No it is not. The old flag is not coming back no matter what the crazy man from Ellisville (and his very few henchmen and women) say.
Live in denial all you like.
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Old 07-02-2020, 06:57 AM
 
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Live in denial all you like.
Just curious, you think you know more about this than a life long resident who has spend more the 50 years here? I'll wager whatever you want.
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Old 07-02-2020, 11:47 AM
 
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What's with that TABLE, at which the Sunday School Teacher... correction.... the "Governor", is signing the edict or proclamation or whatever it is: Jackson Jambalaya: The Flag Comes Down
Delbert looks like his dog just got run (rurnt) over. I don't think he is much of a fan of Tater.
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Old 07-02-2020, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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Guys, the flag needed to be changed. Even the people who did not want it changed were only doing so because of the chip on the shoulder about people telling them what to do. The 2001 vote was not even a binding vote; the legislature just used that to get the issue off THEIR backs and onto the "people".

Progressivism always wins, when it's righteous. And on this issue, it is. The majority of people in Mississippi know this. The looney left stuff going on elsewhere? Well that's a different story. But Mississippi needed to rid itself of a Confederate emblem on its official state flag. It's not even that progressive. At all.

Did football stuff get it changed? Probably. Joe Frank Sanderson helped too, along with many other influential leaders around the state. And the current political climate in the country. These things were just the straw that broke the camel's back. Don't make it out to be more than it is. It got done and it was the right thing to do. All races have to live here together, if you don't like it, leave. Many already have, and more might do just that. But some may also move back now.

Will the flag supporters mobilize? I'm sure they will, but they don't have the numbers who are willing to put themselves out there. I think more than anything, this whole 'climate' has tapped into people subconscious bias, and that is not going to change. No matter how much each side wants it to. Will it come to some type of real conflict? I hope not, but it might. Better be careful how far you push people, they only will take so much.
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Old 07-02-2020, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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According to the media, the new flag has to display the words "In God We Trust". Isn't that setting up a battle with the anti-religious crowd?
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Old 07-02-2020, 06:14 PM
 
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Guys, the flag needed to be changed. Even the people who did not want it changed were only doing so because of the chip on the shoulder about people telling them what to do. The 2001 vote was not even a binding vote; the legislature just used that to get the issue off THEIR backs and onto the "people".

Progressivism always wins, when it's righteous. And on this issue, it is. The majority of people in Mississippi know this. The looney left stuff going on elsewhere? Well that's a different story. But Mississippi needed to rid itself of a Confederate emblem on its official state flag. It's not even that progressive. At all.

Did football stuff get it changed? Probably. Joe Frank Sanderson helped too, along with many other influential leaders around the state. And the current political climate in the country. These things were just the straw that broke the camel's back. Don't make it out to be more than it is. It got done and it was the right thing to do. All races have to live here together, if you don't like it, leave. Many already have, and more might do just that. But some may also move back now.

Will the flag supporters mobilize? I'm sure they will, but they don't have the numbers who are willing to put themselves out there. I think more than anything, this whole 'climate' has tapped into people subconscious bias, and that is not going to change. No matter how much each side wants it to. Will it come to some type of real conflict? I hope not, but it might. Better be careful how far you push people, they only will take so much.
I for one was totally ecstatic when they flag come down. Let the redneck be mad. I dont care.
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Old 07-02-2020, 06:24 PM
 
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According to the media, the new flag has to display the words "In God We Trust". Isn't that setting up a battle with the anti-religious crowd?
Good point. I would argue that there isn't much of an anti-religious crowd in MS, and that wording is already on the MS State Seal, Florida Flag and on US currency.
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Old 07-02-2020, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Is there a state or Federal law that requires Mississippi (or any state) to have a state flag at all? I'm guessing that if EVERY state flag went away tomorrow, 99% of Americans wouldn't even notice or care.

Last edited by Slater; 07-02-2020 at 06:40 PM..
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Old 07-02-2020, 08:47 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Is there a state or Federal law that requires Mississippi (or any state) to have a state flag at all? I'm guessing that if EVERY state flag went away tomorrow, 99% of Americans wouldn't even notice or care.
Nice observation.
Yesterday I just learned that our town of 30,000 has a city flag!
Who KNEW?! (who cares?)
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