Mississippi Flag discussion. It’s coming down.

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  1. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    Can you break this down for me regionally and explain what’s happening in different areas since you know the state so well.
     
  2. Marbles

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    The red areas are what Mr Percy referred to as hill country. Typically your red neck uneducated whites. Most suburban educated whites wanted the flag changed.
     
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  3. steamengine

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    Fine, I’ll go look at a map myself.
     
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  4. Beagle

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    Metro Jackson - every legislator from each chamber voted to change. Obviously, the Dems were a no-brainer. But suburban Jackson Republicans and their constituents are more socially moderate than your typical white Mississippian. So, it made sense to vote the way they did.

    Pine Belt/South Central Mississippi - lot of legislators voting 'no' outside of the Hattiesburg districts and the Laurel VRA district. But the Pine Belt is (for the most part) whiter than the state as a whole and there are a lot of backwoods districts here.

    Coast - mostly voted yes but there were a few hold-outs in parts of Gulfport, Biloxi, and Pass Christian. Gulfport/Biloxi is much more new money than Jackson is.

    Delta/NW Mississippi - heavily-black Democratic area so the 'yes' vote was unanimous.

    DeSoto - DeSoto County is a new money suburb of Memphis. Chris McDaniel did well here in his 2014 primary against Cochran. House reps voted 5-1 against. Senate was 2-1 for. The lone House rep that voted to change was Hester Jackson-McCray, a Dem from Horn Lake. She unseated a Republican in a district that's been become close to majority-minority. The funny thing is I believe they are the only county in Mississippi where the majority of their population was born OOS. So, the "muh Mississippi heritage" argument holds little weight.

    Hill Country/North Mississippi - this is a very white, socially conservative part of the state. But most in the House from this area voted to change. Senate was more split.

    SW Mississippi - Largely broken down by racial lines in both chambers. Majority-black districts voted to change. Majority-white districts voted to keep. Sally Doty from Brookhaven was the only white Republican to vote to change.
     
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  5. steamengine

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    This is what I pay for
     
  6. wes tegg

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    He's mocking these stickers:

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    Which say "Ole Miss Fly Your State Flag!!!" The "Our State Flag Foundation" started printing and circulating them after the University stopped flying the old state flag.

    They were set up at a tent next to where I tailgate during McDaniel's senate campaign. He was there campaigning and kind of encroached into our tent to introduce himself, shake hands, and hand out stickers. I'd had a few and it was almost kickoff, so when he offered me a sticker, I said "I'll take a whole roll!" He gave it to me, and I walked over and slam dunked it into a trashcan and continued on to the stadium. I didn't stay around to find out, but I heard he fished it out of the trashcan.
     
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  7. Joe_Pesci

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    "Humas" :pffft:

    I'm still trying to figure out what Cair is supposed to be
     
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  8. wes tegg

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    Council on American-Islamic Relations. It's the Muslim ADL.

    Edit to add: There are a lot of allegations that it's tied to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. But, I think a lot of the conservative ire is because it's not pro-Israel.
     
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  9. buffs

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    Council on American-Islamic Relations
     
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  10. DUCKMOUTH

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  11. Marbles

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  12. steamengine

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    Hotty Toddy Clanga Clanga would look cool on a seal, kinda like e pluribus unum does on Soros bucks.
     
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  13. Croomsday

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    Bout damn time, proud of our respective university leaderships and the people for this. I can say for maybe the first time in my life that I’m proud to be from Mississippi, because finally they did the right fucking thing. Hail State, Hotty Toddy, SMTT, and fuck you Chris McDaniel.

     
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  14. Croomsday

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    I loved you already, but this makes me love you even more than I thought I could ever love another person.
     
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  15. bertwing

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  16. Croomsday

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    I’ve been lucky enough to meet Governor Winter in the past and I wish all Mississippians could get that same opportunity. Truly a statesman of the people
     
  17. Beagle

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    If Winter wasn't pushing 100, he'd be a no-brainer to put on the commission.
     
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  18. Gritty Badger

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    Good to see the Sons of Confederate Veterans lose their battles just like their great great grandpappys
     
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  19. Mayonegg

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    Why can’t they just leave the flag as it is, except replace the stars and bars part with a tasteful cartoon of Garrett Schrader helicopter quarterbacking?
     
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  20. Futureman

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    The state of Arkansas flag is a gif if you want me to post it.
     
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  21. bertwing

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    You’re not that talented to put it together!
     
  22. Futureman

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    I'm really not but its this gif:
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    On this flag:
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  23. bertwing

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    Proud of you. Only took you about 4 edits to finally get it right!
     
  24. Futureman

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    I'm still not sure I even did. Imgur man.
     
  25. wes tegg

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  26. DUCKMOUTH

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    The amount of butt hurt on the internet from the flag supporters brings me great joy.
     
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  27. DUCKMOUTH

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    Gun and ammo companies must be loving. Seems all the people who supported it are saying they are buying more guns and ammo to stock up for more government overreach that will now come.

    Stupid asses
     
  28. Bo Pelinis

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    There's very little that people in the firearm industry love more than "liberal" politics.
     
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  29. THEBLUERAIDER

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    Kermit’s my boy.
     
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  30. Beagle

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    Kermit Davis follows me on Twitter bizarrely enough. Done so since he was at MTSU.
     
  31. Croomsday

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    In a shock to nobody, the pro-flag groups are trying to make their own referendum. Their tears are delicious!
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  32. DUCKMOUTH

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    I have no doubt they can get enough signatures. Think it takes 100k registered voters.

    wonder if they do what could happen
     
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  33. DUCKMOUTH

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    I also think if it was voted on again the flag would win like 55 to 45
     
  34. Cornelius Suttree

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    anyone got any connections with the folks at Fat Possum Records?

    really want them to reprint this t-shirt in medium and large sizes so I can snag one for my friend and his brother

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  35. Croomsday

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  36. 40wwttamgib

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    I'm sure it's been stated here exhaustively, but that is one ugly fucking flag.
     
  37. Z

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    Hopefully there will be a few casualties?
     
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  38. Irush

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    That flag really is trash
     
  39. BuckeyeRiot

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    Perfectly signifies the state.
     
  40. Josey Wales

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    Would like to know what’s going through lane kiffins head
     
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  41. Oranjello

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    I have this one. I think my favorite part is the fax number
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  42. wes tegg

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    I reported it as a threat of violence. Fuck 'em.
     
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  43. Z

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    I kept trying to figure out what they meant by it. Looks like one to me.
     
  44. DUCKMOUTH

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    I’ve been doing this a bunch.
     
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  45. prerecordedlive

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    Hold the fucking phone. The state reps for Greenwood and Picayune voted in favor of the resolution? I have family ties to those two.

    Greenwood is especially notable for being in Leflore County School District, the last school district in America to integrate schools... in 2019. I’m honestly baffled.
     
  46. DUCKMOUTH

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    That last sentence is insane to me
     
  47. prerecordedlive

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    Same. My parents met there when my dad took a sales position with Viking and they got married there before moving for a lifestyle change. That cesspool unfortunately shaped them a little too much and I’m still beating the racism out of them little by little. Fuck that place.

    Consequently the same town that Emmett Till’s body washed up in.