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  • New Cruz ad: Damn, it feels good to be a Clinton

    02/12/2016 8:15:00 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 12, 2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    As Matthew Continetti remarked on Twitter, whoever handles Team Cruz' campaign ads deserves a raise - assuming this comes directly from the campaign, as MSNBC reported today. While Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders argued over the record of Henry Kissinger and the foreign policy of the Nixon administration, the Cruz campaign launched a pitch-perfect shot at Hillary in this Office Space spoof. Rather than destroying a printer, however, "Hillary" and two aides destroy an e-mail server while the soundtrack raps out, "Damn, it feels good to be a Clinton": ...
  • Polls: Cruz Would Fare 5 Points Better Versus Clinton Than Trump Would

    02/12/2016 6:28:49 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 196 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 12, 2016 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    Among the two candidates whose results look at all like those of an eventual GOP presidential nominee, polling suggests that Ted Cruz would do significantly better than Donald Trump in the general election. According to the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls, Cruz would fare 5 points better versus Hillary Clinton than Trump would. Polling has consistently shown Cruz to have an advantage over Trump in this regard: Fox News found that Cruz would fare 4 points better than Trump, beating Clinton by 7 points (50 to 43 percent) to Trump's 3 (47 to 44 percent). NBC News and...
  • WATCH: Debunking anti-Cruz myths (video)

    02/11/2016 6:35:03 PM PST · by Twotone · 54 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Trevor Loudon
    There are quite a few rumors floating around in social media about Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz. Americans are used to the mainstream media lying about Ted Cruz (see here, here & here for just some examples.) But it is particularly painful when the lies come from supposed truth-tellers. The largest culprits starting and perpetuating anti-Cruz falsehoods are sundance of the Conservative Treehouse and Dianne Marshall of the Marshall Report. They blatantly lie, or tell cherry-picked half truths, which are promptly disseminated in social media by an army of bullies who are seemingly not interested in civil debate. Why create false...
  • Rush Limbaugh on Ted Cruz: Closest to Ronald Reagan in our lifetimes

    02/11/2016 6:13:48 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 59 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 11, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh says Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the best bet for returning Ronald Reagan's principles to the White House.The controversial radio host said on "The Rush Limbaugh Show" Wednesday that no other Republican presidential candidates have come this close to Reagan in terms of articulated, implementable conservatism."If conservatism is your bag, if conservatism is the dominating factor in how you vote, there is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz, because you are exactly right: This is the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan," Limbaugh said. He...
  • Cruz on Trump's win: NH a good state for liberal Republicans

    02/11/2016 5:50:30 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 181 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2016
    Cruz on Trump's win: NH a good state for liberal Republicans...
  • Ted Cruz Adds to Home-State Support as Texas Primary Nears

    02/11/2016 9:46:46 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 35 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | February 11, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is bolstering his home-field advantage with fewer than three weeks until the Texas primary, unveiling a raft of new endorsements from lawmakers in Austin and detailing his organization across the state for the March 1 nominating contest. Cruz's presidential campaign is set to announce Thursday that he now has the support of nearly half the Republicans in the Texas Legislature: 11 senators and 43 representatives. The newly expanded Texas Leadership Team also includes 57 chairs and co-chairs covering Texas' 36 congressional districts, as well as 462 chairs and co-chairs across the state's 254 counties. "Conservatives in...
  • SC Poll: Trump 32, Cruz 26, Rubio 20, Bush 10

    02/11/2016 9:35:08 AM PST · by TBBT · 88 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Bill Kristol
    I've just heard from a political operative whom I've known a long time and whose integrity I trust. This person is working with an organization—not one of the campaigns—that was in the field (using a very reputable pollster) Wednesday night in South Carolina. Here's what the pollster found:
  • SC focus group favors Cruz but sees Trump gains (video)

    02/11/2016 8:23:53 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 51 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 11, 2016
    SC focus group favors Cruz but sees Trump gains (video)...
  • Trent Lott hates Ted Cruz! A lot! He hates hates hates the guy!

    02/06/2016 3:52:15 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 45 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/6/2016 | Moe Lane
    Former Senator Trent Lott – who, as you might remember, walked into a political buzzsaw in 2002 over comments that effectively destroyed his Senate career – highly disapproves of this Senator Ted Cruz fellow. Not least because Senator Cruz said some awful, awful things about former Senator Lott’s good friend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It’s always interesting to see how a lobbyist defines ‘inappropriate behavior,’ really. Hoover up all the political pork you can? That’s Senatorial. Call Mitch McConnell a liar over the Export-Import Bank? Call out the Sergeant-At-Arms: “Having been majority leader, I’ve never had someone stand on...
  • George Will on Primary Race (video)

    02/05/2016 5:55:09 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | February 4, 2016 | George Will
    George Will on Primary Race (video)
  • Dozens of homes destroyed after tornadoes touch down in Alabama, Mississippi

    02/03/2016 3:00:16 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 03, 2016 | Fox News
    Strong storms in the Southeast spawned tornadoes that touched down in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday, damaging or destroying dozens of homes and at least one church, as well as a prison. No fatalities or major injuries were reported. The worst damage occurred Tuesday in Sapps, Ala., a small community near the Mississippi border approximately 40 miles west of Tuscaloosa.
  • Black people had the power to fix the problems in Ferguson before the Brown shooting. They failed.

    09/19/2014 12:31:39 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2014 | Charles Cobb
    Many images that came out of Ferguson, Mo., last month looked like scenes from Birmingham, Ala., in the 1960s: the gun-wielding police officers, the sign-carrying protesters and the chants demanding equal treatment and human dignity. But thats where the similarities ended. For all the righteous indignation it inspired, the Ferguson turmoil has become the latest in a series of flash-in-the-pan causes that peter out without inspiring lasting movements for racial justice. As an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi during the 60s, what I learned was the importance of organizing at the grass-roots and how even...
  • A Shocker From NPR: Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible

    06/10/2014 7:10:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 7, 2014 | Tim Graham
    The liberals at National Public Radio cant really imagine guns being necessary for anything...unless perhaps its to keep Southern segregationists at bay. On Thursday afternoons Tell Me More talk show, host Michel Martin brought on Charles Cobb, who wrote the book This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible. She called it a hiding in plain sight story and asked why he wrote the book: COBB: I'm very conscious of the gaps in the history, and one important gap in the history and the portrayal of the movement is the role of guns in...
  • Professor Charles Cobb Explains How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible

    06/07/2014 10:21:34 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    The Federalist Papers? ^ | JUNE 7, 2014 | BY STEVE STRAUB ON JUNE 7, 2014
    Most Americans are unaware of the connection between the civil rights movement and the Second Amendment. Via Guns.com: Charles Cobb, a professor and former activist, is telling the little known story of how guns protected the non-violent, civil rights advocates of the 1960s in a new book. A noted journalist and professor at Brown University, Cobb recently published, This Nonviolent Stuffll Get You Killed, a look at firearms inside the Civil Rights movement, which includes a firsthand account of his experiences. Cobb maintained in a recent interview with NPR that he witnessed the untold story of guns inside the civil...
  • Author: 2nd Amendment Made Civil Rights Movement Possible

    06/06/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 6,2014 | Awr Hawkins
    In his new book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible, journalist Charles Cobb shows how important guns were not only to leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. but also to many black Southerners who "believed in both nonviolence and self-defense."
  • Mississippi could debate firing squad as execution method

    01/27/2016 4:32:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 7:18 PM EST | Emily Wagster Pettus
    Mississippi's attorney general said Wednesday that he will ask lawmakers to approve the firing squad, electrocution or nitrogen gas as alternate methods of execution in case the state is prevented from giving lethal injections. States are struggling to obtain execution drugs since European pharmaceutical companies began blocking the use of their products for lethal injections. Executions are on hold in Mississippi because the state's supply of lethal-injection drugs expired. In October, Ohio delayed executions for a year while it searches for the drugs. ...
  • The Repubs Who Fought Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, Tried to Use Mike Huckabee Against Ted Cruz

    01/26/2016 5:23:55 PM PST · by Syncro · 13 replies
    theresurgent ^ | January 26, 2016, 03:00pm | By Erick Erickson |
    The Republicans Who Fought Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, Tried to Use Mike Huckabee Against Ted Cruz This is a fascinating article that shows just how much contempt for Ted Cruz the Republican Establishment has. They absolutely hate the guy.In fact, Henry Barbour, who helped scuttle conservatives in Mississippi in the race between Chris McDaniel and Thad Cochran, tried to raise money for a Mike Huckabee supporting super PAC for the sole purpose of attacking Ted Cruz. Mr. Barbour was so exasperated by the intra-establishment combat that this month he sought to raise money for the super PAC supporting Mike Huckabee...
  • Stokes asks for investigation into signs posted by gun seller

    01/25/2016 12:35:01 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Sign says those who vote for Stokes, Obama ‘too stupid to own a gun’ Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes is asking for a federal investigation into a sign posted by a gun store owner. The sign, which was spotted at the Jackson Gun Show over the weekend says, “It’s hard to tell the difference between Democrats and terrorists and if you support Kenneth Stokes or the president, you’re too stupid to own a gun.”
  • Sheriff: gun shop shootout over $25 kills 2, wounds 2

    01/24/2016 11:43:00 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 24 at 2:41 PM | Associated Press
    Investigators don't know whether the customers or the owners started the shooting Saturday afternoon at McLemore Gun Shop near Picayune, and want to figure out just what happened before filing any charges, Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison told the Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1OFTOGr ). He identified the owner and his son as Jason McLemore, 44, and Jacob McLemore, 17, WLOX-TV ... reported Sunday. ... The McCools came to pick up a gun and got angry because there was a $25 service charge even though the gun had not been fixed, Allison told WJTV Michael McCool, 29, allegedly shot both with...
  • Mississippi town reverses itself and says 'no' to refugees

    01/09/2016 4:08:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 9, 2016 6:59 PM EST | Cain Burdeau
    The tiny farming community of Louise was an exception in a Deep South where resistance to resettling refugees from the Syrian conflict was ramping up after the attacks in Paris. Those opposed say extremists could be among those who are resettled. At the same time that this small rural community was welcoming refugees, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said he would do "everything humanly possible" to keep refugees from his state. Then, last Tuesday, the votes of the month-long referendum in Louise were counted: the tally was 37 against and three in favor of welcoming refugees, according to Mayor Thomas Ruffin...
  • VIDEO: 'Stump for Trump' duo rock capacity crowd at MS rally (Diamond and Silk)

    01/04/2016 6:11:37 AM PST · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    AmericanMirror ^ | 1/3/2016 | Kyler Olson
    Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson - better known as Diamond and Silk - wowed a capacity crowd for Donald Trump in Biloxi, Mississippi Saturday night.Promoting themes of unity and togetherness, Hardaway riled up the crowd that WKRG reported was 14,000."In this room is unity," Hardaway said. "In this room we are united. This is the United States, not the divided states," she said. "It's time for us all to take America back because this is our country. It's imperative you get out and vote. If you don't want to get left, you've got to get right," Hardaway said to cheers."We...
  • Tripwire Alert – Donald Trump Warns GOPe Brilliantly – Understands Mississippi – Places....

    01/03/2016 4:01:07 PM PST · by Aria · 189 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 3, 2016 | Sundance
    Full title: Tripwire Alert – Donald Trump Warns GOPe Brilliantly – Understands Mississippi – Places Chris McDaniel Lawyer Mitch Tyner Center Stage… We try not to underestimate Donald Trump any longer. In the beginning of this campaign we thought no candidate could thoroughly comprehend the tentacles of the Machiavellian schemes as well those who research these endeavors 24/7/365. However, we are continually amazed at how The Donald not only understands the constructs, but has an insight to fire subtle shots in their direction that only those who are immersed in politics can see. Not trying to give him too much...
  • LIVE STREAM: HUGE Donald Trump Rally in Biloxi, MS

    01/02/2016 3:46:49 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 71 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 1-2-16 | Donald Trump
    Live stream thread for the Trump rally in Biloxi tonight. Expect crowd size in the tens of thousands...should be massive. Streams (Post any others that you find): Right Side Stream (Very Reliable): http://rsbn.tv/watch-live-donald-trump-holds-rally-in-biloxi-ms/ PROBABLY abcnews.go.com fox10tv.com/
  • VIDEO: ‘Stump for Trump’ duo rock capacity crowd at MS rally

    01/03/2016 11:24:24 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | January 3 2016 | KYLE OLSON
    Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson better known as Diamond and Silk wowed a capacity crowd for Donald Trump in Boloxi, Mississippi Saturday night. Promoting themes of unity and togetherness, Hardaway riled up the crowd that WKRG reported was 14,000. In this room is unity, Hardaway said. In this room we are united. This is the United States, not the divided states, she said. It s time for us all to take America back because this is our country. It s imperative you get out and vote. If you don’t want to get left, you’ve got to get right Hardaway said...
  • Trump Pummels Media, Opponents Before Record Crowd in Mississippi

    01/03/2016 10:55:08 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jan 2016 | Jeff Poor
    BILOXI, MS – On a chilly January evening, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump addressed an overflowing crowd at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum – at a rally billed as the largest presidential campaign event in Mississippi history. Trump’s wide-ranging speech touched on topics from “Trojan horse” Syrian refugees and trade deals to Common Core, the Iran nuclear deal, illegal immigration and ISIS. He told the audience that although he has not spent the most money of the GOP candidates he will begin to spend more in order to avoid taking “any chances.” Trump, however, argued his campaign should be a model...
  • Rubio In South Carolina -vs- Trump in Mississippi – “Huge” -vs- “Yuge” (w/ video)….

    01/02/2016 10:50:49 PM PST · by Company Man · 28 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 2, 2916 | Sundance
    If boy Rubio's crowd is "Huge", then Trump's crowd tonight must be...
  • Trump Pummels Media, Opponents Before Record Crowd in Mississippi

    01/02/2016 9:38:10 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 2 2016 | Jeff Poor
    BILOXI, MS – On a chilly January evening, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump addressed an overflowing crowd at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum – at a rally billed as the largest presidential campaign event in Mississippi history. Trump’s wide-ranging speech touched on topics from “Trojan horse” Syrian refugees and trade deals to Common Core, the Iran nuclear deal, illegal immigration and ISIS. He told the audience that although he has not spent the most money of the GOP candidates he will begin to spend more in order to avoid taking “any chances.” Trump, however, argued his campaign should be a model...
  • Mississippi law enforcement officials fire back at Stokes (bricks at cops)

    01/02/2016 6:14:33 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 25 replies
    WLOX ABC ^ | Jan 01, 2016 11:32 | Mary Grace Eppes
    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes' comments about violence against police officers from other cities has social media buzzing. Here's what he said: "What I suggest, we get the black leadership together, and as these jurisdictions come into Jackson, we throw rocks, bricks and bottles at them. That will send a message we don't want you in here." A couple of local officials have already expressed their displeasure at Stokes' comments - especially the Madison County Sheriff. Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker took to Facebook to send his own message to Stokes. [snip]
  • BILOXI: Coliseum prepares for big time rally for Donald Trump Saturday night (Expect heavy traffic)

    "We're setting up the arena in such a way that we can maximize the number of people," he said. "Our response to the event tomorrow night is overwhelming, and we want to make sure that we get as many people in the arena as we possibly can." The Coliseum is set up for 13,500 people. It's first-come, first-served for seating and standing room only on the floor. The Coliseum parking lot, which has a capacity of 2,750 people, will be open at 8 a.m. There will be overflow parking at the Old Broadwater Golf Course with shuttle service provided. Doors...
  • Mississippi Councilman's Suggestion to Throw Rocks at Policemen Sparks Controversy

    01/02/2016 12:49:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Jackson, Mississippi Councilman Kenneth Stokes is possibly facing an investigation after suggesting that city residents throw rocks, bottles, and bricks at policemen who enter the city in pursuit of a criminal. Stokes suggested this in response to police officers from other jurisdictions who chase petty criminals into the city, and suggested that throwing projectiles at the officers would dissuade officers from doing as such. From CNN: Councilman Kenneth Stokes has a reputation of saying what he thinks and stirring controversy. "Let's get rocks; let's get bricks, and let's get bottles," Stokes told CNN affiliate WJTV. "And we'll start throwing them,...
  • Jackson Ward, Mississippi Councilman Says People Should Throw ‘Rocks and Bricks’ at Police

    01/01/2016 9:17:22 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | 1/1/2016 | unknown
    A Mississippi councilman has sparked controversy after calling for dramatic action against police. Kenneth Stokes, a councilman in Jackson Ward, says he wants his constituents to send a message to police officers from other jurisdictions who chase misdemeanor suspects through their territory. "What I suggest is we get the black leadership together, and as these jurisdictions come into Jackson we throw rocks and bricks and bottles at them. That will send a message we don't want you in here," he said, reported WLBT. Stokes also said he's looking into suing police from other jurisdictions who enter Jackson Ward.
  • FBI busts 17 suspected gang members found through Chambers investigation

    12/15/2015 9:38:44 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 4 replies
    PANOLA COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A major FBI operation is underway in north Mississippi targeting suspected gang members. A total of 17 have been indicted in Operation Bite Back. Nine were arrested on Tuesday morning. Two of the suspects were taken into federal custody and are expected in federal court in Oxford Tuesday afternoon. Six of the suspects have been previously indicted on state charges. FBI Agents targeted suspected members of the Black Gangster Disciples, Vice Lords, and Sipp Mob street gangs, after gathering intelligence on their suspected criminal activity from local law enforcement and community members weary...
  • Bomb Squad Detonates IED at Mississippi Junior High

    A police bomb squad detonated a student’s backpack today after they were tipped off a junior high student brought an IED to school. school bomb ms Police detonated the bomb in a field near Warren Central Jr. High. Two students were detained, including a 13 year-old. WAPT reported: A police bomb squad detonated a device Wednesday that was found inside the library at a Vicksburg school. A police dog found what Armstrong said was an IED inside a backpack in the school’s library. There was no explosion and no injuries, the chief said.
  • Statement on UM Student-Led Holiday Event (Ole Miss Christmas Event)

    12/09/2015 6:31:49 PM PST · by Cedar · 14 replies
    Ole Miss ^ | Dec. 9, 2015 | Staff Report
    Statement on UM Student-Led Holiday Event Incomplete and sometimes erroneous reports have created misperceptions about a recent student-led event at the University of Mississippi that has for six years including this year involved a Christmas tree lighting and popular Christmas carols. Last Wednesday night (Dec. 2), the Student Activities Association arranged for a Gospel Choir performance of Emmanuel and We Wish You a Merry Christmas, as well as a performance of O Holy Night and Silent Night by Miss University. Students also organized an ice skating event at the Ole Miss Student Union and photos with Santa Claus, as well...
  • Bomb squad detonates device at Vicksburg school

    12/09/2015 1:30:59 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    WAPT ^ | Ann Parker
    A police bomb squad detonated a device Wednesday that was found inside the library at a Vicksburg school.
  • Ole Miss renames Christmas event because it 'connoted too much Christianity'

    12/09/2015 1:10:58 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 66 replies
    AL.com ^ | 12/9/15 | Alex McDaniel
    Ole Miss is attracting attention for renaming its annual holiday celebration to make the event more inclusive for members of the university community. "A Grand Ole Christmas," the university's annual campus tree-lighting ceremony, will now be known as "Hotty Toddy Holidays," according to Kay P Maye, who handles special events for the Student Activities Association
  • Now 25 Republican governors - and one Democrat too - say they don't want to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 6:16:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 128 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Now, 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – have said they don't want Syrian refugees in their states, as President Obama recommitted the U.S. to take a portion of this population fleeing from ISIS. In a press conference this morning in Turkey, Obama said that 'the United States has to step up and do its part,' while chiding those in the opposition party for suggesting there be a 'religious test' for entry into the United States. There's concern, after Friday's brutal attack in Paris, that ISIS fighters are infiltrating those fleeing Syria and will carry out future violence...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Mississippi, Indiana governors say no to Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 12:50:29 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 11 replies
    More governors are announcing today they will not accommodate Syrian refugees after the Paris terrorist attacks, further stymieing the Obama administration's push to bring hundreds of thousands of them onto American soil. Governor_Phil_Bryant Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statement on Facebook, saying: "I'm currently working with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and Mississippi Office of Homeland Security to determine the current status of any Syrian refugees that may be brought to our state in the near future. I will do everything humanly possible to stop any plans from the Obama administration to put Syrian refugees in Mississippi. The...
  • One person shot at Clayton State University apartment building

    11/09/2015 9:12:17 PM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 11/09/15 | Tyler Estep and David Markiewicz
    One person was seriously injured in a shooting Monday night at a Clayton State University student apartment building. The shooting at the Clayton Station Apartments happened shortly after 8 p.m. in the 3000 building of the Clayton Station Apartments, university spokeswoman Maritza E. Ferreira said in a statement. The victim is not a student, but is believed to be the relative of a student, Ferreira said. Police were still searching for the suspect Monday nigth, she added.
  • The Latest on Miss. elections: GOP nears House supermajority (Dem floor leader defeated)

    11/04/2015 10:07:30 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    The latest news on Mississippi's general election. All times are local. 12:23 a.m. Republicans have boosted their majority to 71 in the state House. But three races were too close to call early Wednesday. The surge turns back Democratic hopes of trimming the GOP edge, which now stands at 67-55 in the chamber. Redistricting created terrain for Republicans to pick up seats, boosting hopes that they would get to a 74-seat supermajority. With the supermajority, they would eliminate Democrats' ability to block taxing and spending decisions. Republican challenger Vince Mangold on Tuesday defeated House Minority Leader Bobby Moak from Bogue...
  • MS Initiative 42 LOST

    11/04/2015 9:35:01 AM PST · by securityMama · 12 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi voters rejected any change to the state constitution to bolster public school funding, defeating Initiative 42 on Tuesday.
  • *** MISSISSIPPI GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS COMING IN ***

    11/03/2015 10:28:12 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 18 replies
    www.wapt.com ^ | Nov 4 2015
    (Excerpt) The closest race promised to be between attorney general candidates incumbent Democrat Jim Hood and Republican challenger Mike Hurst. MS Attorney General Jim Hood (i) Dem 350922 56 % Mike Hurst GOP 279655 44 % Precincts Reporting - 1696 of 1804, 94 % Education funding has been a hot button issue throughout the political season. Mississippi residents were asked to vote for or against a proposed constitutional amendment. Initiative 42, Education Funding Amendment Against 323558 52 % Approval 295520 48 Precincts Reporting - 1719 of 1809, 95 % Initiative 42 would requires the state to provide "an adequate...
  • Mississippi flag backer accused of tossing bomb in Walmart

    11/03/2015 2:46:06 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 03, 2015
    TUPELO, Miss. - A man who's known for flying a 4-foot-long Mississippi state flag on his car has been accused of bombing a Walmart in Tupelo because the chain stopped selling the flag, the police chief said Monday. He said Leonard's silver Mazda is bedecked with stickers of the Mississippi state flag and the Confederate battle flag, and it sports a big state flag on a flexible pole. Leonard was arrested about 2 a.m. for running a red light near the Walmart, Aguirre said.
  • Mississippi VOTES TODAY Nov 3, 2015

    11/03/2015 1:54:26 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 8 replies
    Get out and VOTE TODAY ! Here's a PDF File SAMPLE Official Election BALLOT, State of Mississippi 2015 Statewide General Election. And here is two more post about it.DECLARE YOUR INDEPENDENCE FROM GOP ESTABLISHMENT: PROTEST ILLEGAL MISSISSIPPI VOTES Mississippi legislature votes to give attorney general his own �strike forces�
  • Hattiesburg church dismissed from Baptist Association for affirming homosexual lifestyle

    11/03/2015 8:33:32 AM PST · by PAR35 · 63 replies
    WDAM-TV ^ | October 27, 2015 | Margaret Ann Morgan
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Baptist church in Hattiesburg that is self-described as "a different kind of Baptist church" was kicked out of the Pine Belt Baptist Association. A written statement by University Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Rusty Edwards said members of the association voted to dismiss UBC from its membership on Tuesday, Oct. 20. ... The statement specifically outlined University Baptist Church's decision to openly affirm the practice of a "homosexual lifestyle" into their church. According to the statement, the church is listed as an "affirming" church on the website gaychurch.org. The Pine Belt Baptist Association said that doctrine...
  • Tennessee Senator Bob Corker Not Concerned With Vetting of 10,000 Syrian Refugees Coming to the U.S.

    10/29/2015 11:46:08 AM PDT · by don-o · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 29, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Senator Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) 48% says he’s not concerned with the vetting of the 10,000 Syrian refugees coming to the United States. “Are you concerned with the refugees coming here in the next 12 months? Are you concerned about the vetting process?” talk show host Dan Mandis asked Corker on Nashville’s WWTN radio Wednesday. “Well, I’m not, because we are going to vet them,” Corker said. Corker’s claims that the 10,000 Syrian refugees the State Department plans to grant entry to the United States in Fiscal Year 2016 are being properly vetted is in direct conflict with FBI Director...
  • Ole Miss Removes Mississippi Flag With Confederate Emblem

    10/26/2015 8:19:47 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 37 replies
    ABC ^ | Emily Wagster Pettus
    University of Mississippi removed the state flag on its Oxford campus Monday morning because the banner contains the Confederate battle emblem, which some see as a painful reminder of slavery and segregation.
  • Maine's Bowdoin College drops the name of Jefferson Davis from scholarship, will return money to UDC

    10/22/2015 5:54:06 PM PDT · by Rebeleye · 8 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 22 October 2015 | Beth Brogan
    Bowdoin College will no longer bestow the Jefferson Davis Award... The annual cash award to a student of government and legal studies who excels in constitutional law was named for the Confederate president. It was established in 1972 with an endowed gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, according to a news release from the college. In 1858, Davis received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College... The entire current value of the endowed fund will be returned to the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
  • Ole Miss students ask leaders to remove state flag

    10/20/2015 8:58:53 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 56 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | October 20, 2015 | Jody Callahan
    The Ole Miss student government association voted Tuesday night to ask school leaders to take down the Mississippi state flag that flies over the campus, the school's student newspaper reported. The Associated Student Body at the University of Mississippi voted 33-15-1 to request removal of the state flag, according to the Daily Mississippian. The Mississippi state flag remains controversial because it incorporates the Confederate battle flag. ASB President Rod Bridges released a statement Tuesday explaining his decision to support the flag's removal. "This issue is not simply a university issue. It's not a white issue or a black issue, either....