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US: Mississippi (News/Activism)

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  • The 10 Most Conservative States in America

    01/14/2019 3:05:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 78 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 14, 2019 | Nick Johnson
    To determine the most conservative states in the United States, we looked at voting patterns and conservative policy decisions that have taken place over the last 20 years. These are the states that supported Donald Trump the most in the last presidential election, and where liberals and democrats are least represented.
  • Girls, 12 and 14, accused of murdering mom after being punished for trying to mow her down [Miss]

    01/09/2019 6:07:07 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/8/2019 | Robert Gearty
    A 12-year-old girl and her 14-year-old sister murdered their mom after she punished them for trying to run her over with the family car... Erica Hall, 32, of Magnolia, Miss., is believed to have punished the girls by taking away their cellphones.. The girls are believed to have retaliated Friday night around 11:30 p.m. with a bullet to the chest and a knife in the back. ... the girls moved their mother to the other side of the car so that anybody driving by wouldn’t see her. ... Pike County deputies heard the girls attempted to mow down their mother...
  • Thousands of sausage products recalled [ZEIGLER]

    01/02/2019 10:18:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.kcrg.com ^ | Updated: Tue 8:06 AM, Jan 01, 2019 | Staff
    SELMA, Ala. (CNN) - Thousands of pounds of sausage products may contain metal bits in them. Pixabay / MGN The U-S-D-A announced yesterday that R-L Zeigler Company has recalled nearly 12,000 pounds of its products. The recalled items include the 24-oz plastic packages of "Zeigler a Tradition of Great Taste Red Hots" and its "Extra Hot Zeigler a Tradition of Great Taste Red Hots" version. No word on how the metal pieces could have made it into the sausages and there are no reports of side effects to the products.
  • Frogs or freedom? Landowners win as court rejects FWS power play

    12/26/2018 1:59:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/26/18 | Ted Hadzi-Antich and Ryan D. Walters
    The dusky gopher frog is a critter that can be found in certain areas of Mississippi — and nowhere else. Yet the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided to “protect” the dusky gopher frog by using the Endangered Species Act to designate a 1,500-acre tract of private forestry land in Louisiana as “critical habitat necessary for the species’ survival,” even though the land is not inhabited by the frog, and is in fact unsuitable for the species. Naturally, the owners objected — the economic hit would have been up to $34 million, though the FWS refused to take that into...
  • ‘Huge Win’ for Trump, Conservatives: First Step Act Follows Red State Successes

    12/23/2018 3:59:34 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 19 replies
    Western Journal ^ | December 23, 2018 | John G. Malcom and John-Michael Seibler
    President Donald Trump and conservatives in Congress earned a historic victory this week by enacting the First Step Act. The landmark bill provides modest yet much-needed prison and sentencing reform modeled on successful reforms already passed in red states. On Tuesday night, senators passed the First Step Act with support from law enforcement professionals, the faith community, business groups, and the White House, by a vote of 87-12. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., deserves credit for bringing the bill up for a vote. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, a former federal prosecutor and leading advocate of the legislation, said, “American...
  • Sex offender crowned Grand Marshall in Sardis parade

    12/16/2018 12:26:30 PM PST · by bgill · 31 replies
    wjtv.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2018 | Tara Thomas
    Some residents of small-town Sardis, Miss. say they are very troubled at officials’ decision to knowingly crown a registered sex offender as “Grand Marshal” of their annual Christmas parade, according to a report from KAIT. Carolyn Whaley, who owns The Eclectic Emporium on Main Street where the Christmas parade passed by on Tuesday, says “everyone in Sardis knows that Michael Saripkin, the Grand Marshal, is a sex offender,” KAIT reports. “Everybody knows that; it’s a small town,” Whaley said. “It doesn’t bother me. He’s a very nice, friendly man. He has donated more money, helped the fire department, helped the...
  • Mississippi imposes new tax on hybrid, electric vehicles

    12/11/2018 8:20:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.wlox.com ^ | October 10, 2018 at 6:00 PM CDT - Updated October 10 at 7:25 PM | By David Kenney
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Owners of hybrid and electric vehicles in Mississippi received a notice from the state Department of Revenue informing them of the new annual tax on their vehicles. The new tax, which took effect on October 1, will tax $75 for hybrid vehicles and $150 for total electric vehicles annually. The tax is in addition to regular tag fees and must be paid at vehicle registration or renewal. Cathy Waterbury, The associate commissioner of the Department of Revenue and she said the revenue attained from the tax will go towards the state’s highway fund, infrastructure and the...
  • Military plane crash that killed 16 blamed on faulty maintenance at Georgia air base

    12/06/2018 9:51:44 AM PST · by mac_truck · 24 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | Dec 5 2018 | Zachary Hansen
    Faulty work done at Robins Air Force Base in Houston County is being blamed for a military plane crash that killed 16 service members in 2017, an investigation found. On July 10, 2017, a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 Hercules crashed near Itta Bena, Miss., killing the 15 Marines and a U.S. Navy sailor who were on board, AJC.com previously reported. It suffered a catastrophic failure at 20,000 feet, crashed and scattered debris over a wide area of farmland. A report of the investigation conducted by the Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing was obtained by the Macon Telegraph, and it concluded that...
  • Supreme Court deal unanimous welcome blow to administrative (trunc)

    12/02/2018 8:47:10 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/2/18 | George Will
    Uncertain of rules on NR, but had to post this
  • Sen. Jeff Flake's Nauseating Obstructionism Over Protect Mueller Bill

    11/29/2018 5:05:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MI) won her runoff election last night over Democrat Mike Espy in Mississippi, so Republicans have a solid 53-47 majority. No longer will we have to deal with the Murkowski-Collins question when it come sot tight votes of judicial and Supreme Court nominations. We can run the table on paper, but we have a Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) problem. Yeah, Mr. Flake, the perpetual pain in the rear end of the Senate GOP, isn’t budging from his position of blocking Trump’s judicial nominees until a vote on a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the...
  • {MSM loses its mind}Racism has triumphed once again in Mississippi

    11/28/2018 8:20:23 PM PST · by Cronos · 35 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 28 Nov 2018 | Ross Barkan
    Cindy Hyde-Smith won because she’s run-of-the-mill: a white person ignorant of the blood in the soil – and for most voters, that’s forgivable “The past is never dead,” William Faulkner, the great American novelist, once wrote. “It’s not even past.” Faulkner’s home state of Mississippi, more than a half-century after his death, proved his point again on Tuesday night. Cindy Hyde-Smith, the Republican senator, prevailed in a heated runoff over his African-American opponent, Democrat Mike Espy . Hyde-Smith cements the Republicans’ 53-47 hold on the Senate, an important bulwark for conservatives against what was otherwise a blue wave. Hyde-Smith won...
  • History Made: Mississippi Just Elected Its First Female Senator,

    11/28/2018 6:07:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2018 | Guy Benson
    Let's revisit this post from election week, in which I highlighted a number of notable Republican victors in the media's much-discussed "year of the woman."  Since that piece went live, a number of the tentative outcomes have changed: Young Kim narrowly lost in California, Martha McSally narrowly lost in Arizona (though could end up in the Senate anyway), and despite winning comfortably, Cathy McMorris Rodgers stepped aside from leadership, with Liz Cheney taking her place as the top-ranking Republican woman in the House.  A number of female incumbents from competitive districts also lost by a hair, such Mimi Walters and...
  • Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith overcomes ‘public hanging’ comments to win runoff

    11/28/2018 11:20:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | 11/28/2018 | Rob Tornoe
    Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won her closely-watched runoff election Tuesday night in Mississippi, becoming the first woman elected to represent the state in the upper house of Congress. Despite having made a series of controversial statements, Hyde-Smith successfully fended off a serious challenge from Democrat Mike Espy in a deep-red state President Trump won by 18 points. The victory by Hyde-Smith also means there will be 24 women in the Senate next year, setting a new record. Twenty-three women now serve in the Senate. Hyde-Smith, a cattle farmer, had served as the state's senator for seven months after...
  • Historic Delta Queen Steamboat to Resume Overnight Voyages on Inland Waterways

    11/28/2018 9:45:24 AM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    BUSINESS WIRE ^ | November 27, 2018
    U.S. House of Representatives approves one-of-a-kind vessel’s return to America’s rivers The nation’s last authentic overnight steamboat may once again cruise the rivers of America’s Heartland and Deep South. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reinstate an exemption to allow the Delta Queen Steamboat to return to service after a decade-long retirement. “In addition, we must thank the many government officials in Jefferson County, Port Authority and Economic Development Corporation who have been steadfast in their dedication to the Delta Queen’s return to her home port.” “A remarkable piece of the nation’s maritime history is reborn,” said Leah...
  • 'Morning Joe' Professor Explains Away Hyde-Smith Win: Voters Don't Know 'Their Interests'

    11/28/2018 8:11:09 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    After all the MSM hype about the Mississippi Senate run-off, liberals are faced with the troublesome task this morning of explaining away Cindy Hyde-Smith's comfortable victory. [snip] Glaude described Hyde-Smith as "the last breath of the inheritors of the plantation class." He then condescendingly accused poor Mississippians of being too benighted to realize what was good for them: "Given the demographics of the state, if poor people, poor people in Mississippi, acted in their interests, they are the majority. They are the majority . . . If poor people are acting in their interest, then they can change."Get the rest...
  • Hyde-Smith wins Mississippi Senate runoff

    11/28/2018 7:39:12 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/28/2018 | unknown
    Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has won Mississippi’s Senate runoff, defeating Democrat Mike Espy despite controversy over recent comments. Hyde-Smith had 56 percent of the vote to Espy’s 44 percent when the Associated Press called the race with more than three-quarters of all precincts reporting. The result means Republicans will hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate next year. The runoff for the remainder of Thad Cochran’s term was held because neither candidate got a majority of the vote in a crowded race Nov. 6.
  • Republican Hyde-Smith beats Democrat Espy in Mississippi Senate race, NBC projects

    11/27/2018 7:32:54 PM PST · by SMGFan · 100 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 27, 2018
    Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has defeated Democrat Mike Espy in Tuesday night's special Senate election in Mississippi, a contest tainted by race-related controversies, NBC News projects.
  • MISSISSIPPI ELECTION NOV 27 LIVE THREAD

    11/27/2018 3:53:53 PM PST · by goldstategop · 611 replies
    Final election tonight in Mississippi for the US Senate and a few House races.
  • Mike Espy Is Just Another DC Liberal Democrat

    11/27/2018 11:44:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2018 | John Parker
    Don't be fooled, Mississippi. Democrat Mike Espy is no southern Democrat — he’s a radical liberal with a track record of supporting tax hikes and stifling economic growth with job-killing policies.Espy, who is running in the runoff election for the U.S. Senate against Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, has been able to keep a low profile during the chaos of the 2018 midterms, and now has an outside chance of becoming the next senator from Mississippi. That would be a disaster for the entire country, just as it was the last time we sent him to Congress.Espy was a registered lobbyist for...
  • Race, Trump factors in final U.S. Senate race of 2018, in Mississippi

    11/27/2018 11:41:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 27, 2018 | by John Whitesides (D-Reuters)
    Voters in Mississippi on Tuesday will decide a U.S. Senate special election runoff marked by racial controversy and capped by a last-minute visit by President Donald Trump to shore up the beleaguered Republican incumbent. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, a white former state lawmaker who was appointed to the seat in April, is still favored over black Democrat Mike Espy in the reliably Republican state, which has not sent a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1982. But she has been engulfed in a political storm since a video surfaced showing her praising a supporter at a Nov. 2 public event by...