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Anyone from Mississippi?

Diver43Diver43 Senior MemberPosts: 10,475 Senior Member
What do you think of changing the State Flag?
Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,564 Senior Member
    Makes more sense that getting rid of the Aunt Jemima  logo
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,475 Senior Member
    NN said:
    Makes more sense that getting rid of the Aunt Jemima  logo
    Agree, what I am wondering is, how the residents of the state feel.  Wondering if residents or someone from Washington told them they should change the flag
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 305 Member
    All of this cracks me up. In a couple hundred years when we are all dead and gone, and this is nothing but a chapter in a history book, it won't have made a lick of difference. What a waste of a relatively short life span pissing and moaning about stupid !@#$.
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,212 Senior Member
    edited June 28 #5
    I'm in Mississippi. 

    There were a lot of factors. The SEC and NCAA said we would no longer be able to host baseball/softball regionals. Nor basketball playoffs. The baseball regionals are big deals here. Mississippi State has hosted many baseball regionals and they consistently break NCAA  attendance records. Ole Miss to a lesser extent. MSU has hosted early rounds of the Women's NCAA basketball tournament.  Both events are big economic events for the state. MSU will have over 10k people attend a regular Friday night baseball game. NCAA Regionals held at MSU are about the only ones that make a profit for the NCAA. 

    Quite a few athletes have said they will no longer play if the flag doesn't change.

    According to economic developers/recruiters in the state, the flag has limited us in attracting new businesses. 

    Over all,  it was just the right time to change it. I think most here want it to change. I've wanted it to change for a long time. I know what that flag represented and it is time for it to change. The stars and bars represent slavery and everyone knows it. 

    I don't mean to be ugly but, I'm not interested in a discussion or comments about slavery, states rights, or taxes. This is the 21st century. The South lost the war. GET. OVER. IT.

    Btw, I've lived in this state for all 57 of my 57 yrs. I have ancestors who fought for both sides. None owned slaves to my knowledge. But, I wouldn't be surprised if at least 1 ancestor did. And I am a certified history teacher.  I think I have enough knowledge about history to have an informed opinion. 

  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,212 Senior Member
    All of this cracks me up. In a couple hundred years when we are all dead and gone, and this is nothing but a chapter in a history book, it won't have made a lick of difference. What a waste of a relatively short life span pissing and moaning about stupid !@#$.
    I feel the same way about almost everything we've "discussed" in the Political section and what's being argued about on social media. 
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,475 Senior Member
    RugerFan said:
    I'm in Mississippi. 

    There were a lot of factors. The SEC and NCAA said we would no longer be able to host baseball/softball regionals. Nor basketball playoffs. The baseball regionals are big deals here. Mississippi State has hosted many baseball regionals and they consistently break NCAA  attendance records. Ole Miss to a lesser extent. MSU has hosted early rounds of the Women's NCAA basketball tournament.  Both events are big economic events for the state. MSU will have over 10k people attend a regular Friday night baseball game. NCAA Regionals held at MSU are about the only ones that make a profit for the NCAA. 

    Quite a few athletes have said they will no longer play if the flag doesn't change.

    According to economic developers/recruiters in the state, the flag has limited us in attracting new businesses. 

    Over all,  it was just the right time to change it. I think most here want it to change. I've wanted it to change for a long time. I know what that flag represented and it is time for it to change. The stars and bars represent slavery and everyone knows it. 

    I don't mean to be ugly but, I'm not interested in a discussion or comments about slavery, states rights, or taxes. This is the 21st century. The South lost the war. GET. OVER. IT.

    Btw, I've lived in this state for all 57 of my 57 yrs. I have ancestors who fought for both sides. None owned slaves to my knowledge. But, I wouldn't be surprised if at least 1 ancestor did. And I am a certified history teacher.  I think I have enough knowledge about history upon which I have formed my opinion. 

    Having only passed through the state I know little of how residents felt about the change. I was wondering if a outside force was pushing the issue
    Thanks
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,212 Senior Member
    edited June 28 #8
    Yes, outside force was a factor: especially concerning sports. Our 3 largest universities have held baseball regionals in recent years. So has 1 DII  school. That same school has played  DII football playoff games at home. Those events bring millions to the state and host cities. 

    As to economic development, I don't think it's been that big of an issue. In the past 10 yrs or so we've successfully recruited plants from Nissan, Toyota, Yokahoma Tire and Contintenal Tire. That's a whole lotta jobs. 

    In the end though, I think most Mississippians realized it was time to change. 
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,593 Senior Member
    Personally I think it should be up to the voters, but given the economic reality of NOT going along with the removal is a problem for everyone. I am just tired of all the bullying from the left, including corporate and private.

    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,212 Senior Member
    We had a vote several years ago and it failed to pass. The state legislature approved the current design in 1894; not the voters. I don't know if we could ever get a new flag if it was left to the ignorant rednecks.
  • 2Aman2Aman Member Posts: 332 Member
    RugerFan said:
    We had a vote several years ago and it failed to pass. The state legislature approved the current design in 1894; not the voters. I don't know if we could ever get a new flag if it was left to the ignorant rednecks.
    Never had an argument here in 11 years, don’t want one now but what gives you the “enlightened wit” to call anyone “ignorant rednecks?” Are you better than blue collar “ ignorant red necks” because you are a teacher?
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,212 Senior Member
    RugerFan said:
    We had a vote several years ago and it failed to pass. The state legislature approved the current design in 1894; not the voters. I don't know if we could ever get a new flag if it was left to the ignorant rednecks.
    The vote yesterday was, I think, to suspend the rules to allow a new bill to be introduced this late in the legislative session. The bill which was introduced and passed the House today was to create a 9 member commission which will select a new flag design by 9/14 which will be on the ballot in Nov. The Senate is in session now considering the bill.

    The bill states that the new flag can not contain any Confederate symbols and must Have the motto "In God We Trust". 

    The voters of MS will vote on the new flag design. 
  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 540 Senior Member
    What amuses me is that slavery existed for 89 years under the Stars and Stripes that the 4 years of the Confederate flag. Oh! … and I'm still waiting for reparations and an apology from Italy for what Caesar did to my German ancestors back in 44 BC - that rat bastard! 
  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 540 Senior Member
    2Aman said:
    RugerFan said:
    We had a vote several years ago and it failed to pass. The state legislature approved the current design in 1894; not the voters. I don't know if we could ever get a new flag if it was left to the ignorant rednecks.
    Never had an argument here in 11 years, don’t want one now but what gives you the “enlightened wit” to call anyone “ignorant rednecks?” Are you better than blue collar “ ignorant red necks” because you are a teacher?
    ^ This.
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