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  • 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...
  • The Insurgency Has Only Just Begun - We Absorb Vilification and Ridicule As Fuel

    01/23/2016 9:43:02 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 67 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1-22-2016 | sundance
    January 22, 2016 The Insurgency Has Only Just Begun - We Absorb Vilification and Ridicule As Fuel by sundance "What so frightens the conservative movement about Trump's success is that he reveals just how thin the support for their ideas really is. His campaign is a rebuke to their institutions. It says the Republican Party doesn't need all these think tanks, all this supposed policy expertise. It says look at these people calling themselves libertarians and conservatives, the ones in tassel-loafers and bow ties. Have they made you more free? Have their endless policy papers and studies and books conserved...
  • Congrats, Mississippi, you’re the only state where ObamaCare ISN’T making rates skyrocket!

    01/12/2016 9:48:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/16 | Robert Laurie
    Woohoo!!! -0.2%! #Winning! If you have the misfortune of living in any one of 49 states, I have bad news for you. The average 2016 healthcare premium is going to skyrocket thanks to ObamaCare. 17 states will see their rates jump by at least 20%, while five of them - Minnesota, Alaska, Tennessee, Hawaii, and Oklahoma - will see truly staggering increases of 30-47%. The majority will see double-digit increases. But, hey, why be so “glass 98% empty” about this? Obama has promised us that his namesake legislation is “working” and in one state it actually is. Sort of. Ok,...
  • Marco Rubio Campaign Says He ‘Is Leading Billy Graham Wing’ of Evangelical Christians

    01/10/2016 6:46:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 10, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    An email message sent out Friday morning by the campaign of Republican presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) claims the junior senator from Florida "is leading the Billy Graham wing" of evangelical Christians, while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) "is leading the Jerry Falwell wing," and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump "is leading the Jimmy Swaggart wing." The email was signed by Eric Teetsell, who was hired by the Rubio campaign in November to serve as its director of Faith Outreach. It began with a controversial quote made at Roll Call last week by Russell Moore, an advocate of amnesty for illegal...
  • 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...
  • The South is key in the race for the White House

    01/03/2016 8:51:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Southern Political Report ^ | January 4, 2016 | Hastings Wyman
    The South will play a crucial role in the 2016 presidential contest, both in the nominating process and in the General Election. For the Republicans, Dixie's plethora of primaries come quickly after the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary and will probably determine the nominee. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton's strong support among African Americans in the Southern primaries should cement her already commanding lead for her party's nomination. And in the General Election, at least three Southern states are likely to be competitive and may well determine the outcome of the race for the White House. Until...
  • 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...
  • VIDEO=> Diamond and Silk, the “Stump for Trump Girls,” Join Donald Trump

    01/03/2016 10:12:03 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-2-2015 | Jim Hoft
    On Saturday at the Donald Trump campaign rally in Biloxi, MS, YouTube stars “Diamond & Silk” from ‘The Viewers View’ took the stage to fire up the crowd before the event. The duo revved up the crowd of 15,000 with their inclusive message: “Let me say there is only one race and that is the human race. And ALL of our lives matter in this room. nd we finally got a candidate that realizes that and that’s why it’s imperative that you vote for Donald J. Trump.”
  • Trump Boosted By Midwest Democratic Party-Switchers, So Racism, Sneers NY Times

    01/03/2016 12:58:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 3, 2016 | Mike Flynn
    New York real-estate developer Donald Trump has dominated the Republican nomination campaign for months -- but his strongest support doesn't come from any of the organized blocs in the Republican party. He polls well among conservative and evangelical voters, to be sure, running competitively against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with these voters. He draws considerable support, also, from self-identified "liberal"or "moderate" Republicans. In fact, in the latest Quinnipiac poll, his biggest polling margin against his GOP rivals was among moderate and liberal Republicans. But his strongest support comes from Republicans who used to be Democrats, according to new polling analysis...
  • 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]
  • 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/
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Foreign teachers flock to Mississippi teaching jobs

    12/21/2015 6:38:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    KHOU-TV | de | Kate Royals
    Link only: http://www.khou.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/12/20/foreign-teachers-flock-mississippi-teaching-jobs/77672386/
  • U.S. Gang Members Linked to Mississippi Teen Girl Burned Alive

    12/21/2015 12:12:45 AM PST · by fella · 74 replies
    Brietbart Texas ^ | 20 Dec. 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    An FBI operation into the Black Gangster Disciples, Vice Lords and Sipp Mob street gangs may provide some answers into the 2014 murder of a 19-year-old teen who was burned alive on a rural road in Mississippi. This week, federal, state and local authorities deployed multiple SWAT teams to arrest nine high profile gang members on multiple charges. In total authorities have been able to get get state or federal indictments against 17 gang members on charges ranging from child endangerment, possession of stolen firearms, narcotics sales, and felon in possession of a firearm to possession of counterfeit currency.
  • Translation and Launch of Ralph Johnson (DDG 114)

    12/16/2015 4:15:04 PM PST · by Islander7 · 6 replies
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Dec. 15, 2015)—Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), the company’s 30th Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer, on Saturday. (Super cool time lapse video of the launch.) “The last week of translating this quality ship across land and then launching it from our drydock is no small task, and our shipbuilders accomplished it in a very efficient manner,” said George Nungesser, Ingalls’ DDG 51 program manager. “All crafts and personnel making up this DDG shipbuilding crew have performed very well, and we were able to launch DDG 114 ahead of schedule....
  • 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.
  • Tripwire Alert – GOPe Signals Intent To Use “Mississippi Strategy” Against Trump

    12/09/2015 7:21:00 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 118 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12-9-2015 | sundance
    The professional apparatus of the Republican Party are signaling their intent to do exactly what we predicted they would do. Trump will win the primary, and the GOPe will split the party to run an additional candidate in the general election. It’s not Trump going third party – It’s the establishment GOP (GOPe) intending to go third party. They are planning a modified version of the Mississippi Strategy from 2014.
  • One woman's nightmare: Mistaken identity costs wife, mother two weeks in jail

    12/08/2015 3:24:49 PM PST · by BBell · 21 replies
    http://www.sunherald.com ^ | 12/3/15 | ANITA LEE
    Jail was the last place wife, mother and churchgoer Jacqueline Renell Charles expected to spend two weeks of her life. The 50-year-old manager of tax preparation offices in the New Orleans area was on her way home from work late in the evening Nov. 18 when a law enforcement officer pulled her over for speeding. He told her the stop was taking a long time because when he checked her license, he found a warrant for her in Mississippi. She couldn't imagine why. Her son is in school at Millsaps College, so she does go to Jackson occasionally for ball...
  • The Cruel Secret Behind Tennessee's Walking Horses [Big Lick Only-17min video]

    11/26/2015 2:40:07 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    SPS Dateline [YouTube-Journeyman] ^ | September 2014 | Ashley Hamer (research)
    Walk of Shame: How Tennessee's famous high-stepping horse became the latest animal-cruelty scandal
  • 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...
  • Addie Lee Green Running For Commissioner of Agriculture

    10/26/2015 4:48:36 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 5 replies
    Live Leak and WAPT News ^ | 10/26/15 | WAPT News I suppose
    Link to video only http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7d2_1445892631&comments=1
  • 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....
  • Police: woman likely won't be indicted in shooting (Meridian,MS)

    10/20/2015 7:54:17 AM PDT · by csvset · 24 replies
    Meridian Star ^ | Jeff Byrd
    A Meridian woman who police say shot and killed a man who broke into her home Sunday will face a grand jury but it will likely be determined she acted within her legal rights, a police spokesman said Monday. " This is one of those instances where the homeowner was trying to protect her life and her property," Meridian Police Department Detective Dareall Thompson said Monday. Thompson said police responded to the home in the 4400 block of 20th Street near State Boulevard at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. "A male subject had kicked in the front door and forced his...
  • What is Initiative 42

    10/14/2015 11:55:15 AM PDT · by DrewsMum · 38 replies
    42forbetterschools.com ^ | October 5, 2015 | Better Schools, Better Jobs
    What is Initiative 42?
  • Soros drops nearly $400,000 in Mississippi races

    10/12/2015 8:03:08 AM PDT · by prplhze2000 · 16 replies
    Jackson Jambalaya ^ | October 11, 2015 | kingfish
    Soros set up a PAC and then dropped nearly $400,000 into it. First time he's ever really done anything like this in Mississippi.
  • Delta State shooting suspect Shannon Lamb Dead

    09/14/2015 10:51:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    KSPR ^ | 9-15-15 | Via CNN
    Shannon Lamb -- the suspect in two homicides, including the shooting death of an assistant professor at Delta State University -- shot and killed himself as police closed in on him.
  • Police: Active Shooter At Large On Mississippi's Delta State Campus

    09/14/2015 9:19:58 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 100 replies
    TPM Livewire ^ | 09/14/2015 | Katherine Krueger
    An active shooter has been "spotted" on Delta State University's campus in Cleveland, Miss. around 11:45 a.m. Monday, according to the campus' Twitter feed. Cleveland police confirmed one victim has been transported to the hospital, while the suspect remains at large, the Clarion-Ledge reported.
  • Black Confederate flag activist says fatal car wreck was no accident:

    09/03/2015 1:18:31 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Yellowhammer News ^ | JULY 20, 2015 | ELIZABETH BESHEARS
    Black Confederate flag activist says fatal car wreck was no accident: Theyre after us WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH BESHEARS ON JULY 20, 2015 AT 10:27 AM CDT BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Anthony Hervey, an Oxford, Mississippi, native and African-American Confederate flag activist died in a car wreck on the way home from a Save our South rally in Birmingham, now some are concerned the fatal crash wasnt an accident. Also in the car at the time of the wreck was Arlene Barnum, who survived with minor injuries, and says the wreck was caused by a silver car which chased them before swerving...
  • Mississippi Muslim Threatened to Kill Non-Muslim Hospital Staff After Series of Bomb Threats

    09/01/2015 4:40:43 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 09/01/2015 | Pamela Geller
    An Iranian national arrested in Hancock County Sunday for allegedly making terrorist threats and assaulting two sheriffs deputies will have a bond hearing Tuesday. Authorities say they were forced to shut down a portion of I-10 near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line for more than two hours after Safa Alidoust, 32, threatened to set off explosive devices he claimed were in his car. Sheriffs officials say its a bizarre case. Got a call of a naked man on I-10, dispatchers dispatch a deputy out there. When he got there, the guy was naked. So he approaches him, he was talking to...
  • Community "Activist" has meltdown on air & goes full racist.

    08/28/2015 7:50:16 AM PDT · by prplhze2000 · 18 replies
    Jackson Jambalaya ^ | August 26, 2015 | kingfish
    This is a meltdown that took place on the radio yesterday. To set this up. Kim Wade is a conservative black talk show host in the Jackson area. David L. Archie is black and a "community activist". He ran for Hinds County Supervisor (Supervisors are like city council but for a county) and lost. He was in the Bennie Thompson black power crowd and loves to use the phrase "Uncle Tom". The incumbent he faced is black minister and a former fire chief.They ran all kinds of dirty ads on him. He was backed by whites and blacks and won...
  • Suspect in Custody After Active Shooter Incident Reported at Mississippi State University

    08/27/2015 3:59:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 27, 2015 | Polly Mosendz
    A suspect was apprehended just before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday on the Starkville campus of Mississippi State University after the school's student association reported an active shooter situation. During the incident, the organization advised students to "please get to a safe location and do not move." The suspect has not been identified and the motive is not known. No one was injured in the incident, as the suspect apparently did not fire any shots. The suspect was first seen at Carpenter Hall, which houses the school's mechanical engineering department. The suspect was later seen at Lee Hall, a building that...
  • ACTIVE SHOOTER AT MISSISSIPPI STATE

    08/27/2015 8:25:30 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 131 replies
    Copycat?
  • Trent Lott endorses John Kasich for president

    08/25/2015 11:04:12 AM PDT · by massmike · 72 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 08/25/2015 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich collected another endorsement from a prominent Southern Republican on Tuesday. Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott pledged his support to the governor, and will serve as a national co-chair on Kasich's campaign. Lott, 73, spent 35 years in Congress from Mississippi's delegation, and rose through the ranks of GOP leadership in the Senate to secure the top spot. His colleagues ousted him from that position after he made comments praising former South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond, who ran as a "Dixiecrat" for president in 1948. Thurmond's states' rights platform challenged the civil rights movement of the...
  • Brandon High School Band pulled from football game performance (and fined $7,500)

    08/23/2015 11:10:46 PM PDT · by yorkie · 52 replies
    MSNews ^ | August 21, 2015 | Maggie Wade
    The Brandon High School Band did not perform at halftime during the season-opening game Friday night. A statement from the Rankin County School District says a July federal court order is the reason the band was banned from Friday night's halftime show. The band had been slated to perform the hymn "How Great Thou Art." The district made the decision to ban the halftime show after learning the hymn was included in the performance. "It bothers me because you look at the schools and all of the school shootings and all the bad things that are happening, and wonder why....
  • Trent Lott sells out, thrashes Ted Cruz

    12/08/2014 7:52:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Trent Lott wasnt always this way. He was once a conservative champion, who came to Washington to change the ruling-class narrative. But now hes a profile in what Washington does to you if you stay too long unless you have Winston Churchill-like courage of conviction, and few mere mortals do. Mr. Lott was originally part of a group that included former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Vin Webber, who were dubbed the Young Turks. They were among the chief lieutenants of the Reagan Revolution back in the day. Best known for fighting the Fraternal Order of Establishment Republicans....
  • GOP senators fight over failure (Graham, Lott, RINOs slam DeMint as selfish "loser" but praise Kirk)

    11/03/2010 7:06:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-11-03 | Jonathan Martin & Manu Raju
    Long-simmering tensions within the Republican Party spilled into public view Wednesday as the pragmatic and conservative wings of the GOP blamed each other in blunt terms for the partys failure to capture the Senate. With tea party-backed candidates going down in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada, depriving Republicans of what would have been a 50-50 Senate, a bloc of prominent senators and operatives said party purists like Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) had foolishly pushed nominees too conservative to win in politically competitive states. (snip) Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott put it plainly: We did not nominate our...
  • Trent Lott rips Ted Cruz for standing his ground, compares to Elizabeth Warren

    12/04/2014 7:49:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | December 4, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    First Democrats, now a former Senate GOP leader is attacking Sen. Ted Cruz for standing his ground instead of compromising on key issues. Trent Lott, a former Senate majority leader from Mississippi and now a lobbyist, dubbed Cruz one of the problems in the Senate and urged incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to quickly co-opt new Republican senators before Cruz and others in the Far Right deputize them. There are problems, said Lott, pushing bipartisanship at a media roundtable hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. Yes, weve got the Ted Cruzes in the Republican Party, and weve got Elizabeth...
  • Trent Lott Blames Your Beloved Host for Killing Amnesty in 2007

    12/05/2014 6:52:11 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | December 05, 2014
    RUSH: Yesterday in Washington, the Christian Science Monitor breakfast -- (interruption) You know what's coming? Senator Trent Lott, former Senator Trent Lott, Republican, Mississippi, was the guest, and he was speaking about immigration reform and told a story about immigration reform and the Republicans' attempt to do it in 2007. LOTT: My phones were jammed for a week or two. Rush Limbaugh gave out my phone number. We lost that vote in 2007 on a procedural vote. I thought we were gonna be able to win that. But over the weekend Rush Limbaugh labeled it amnesty, and labor got a...
  • In Alabama, Trumps Wizard of Oz Act Leaves Some Fans Underwhelmed

    08/22/2015 7:59:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 144 replies
    National Review ^ | August 22, 2015g | QUIN HILLYER
    In Alabama, Trumps Wizard of Oz Act Leaves Some Fans Underwhelmed QUIN HILLYER Toto the dog wasnt needed in Mobile, Ala., Friday night to pull the curtain from behind The Great and Mighty Trump. Trump let his own curtain flutter open, showing to much of the audience the humbug within. In an hour-long verbal meanderthon at half-filled Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Trump allowed an atmosphere of electric excitement to dissipate, and then he split town without his promised post-show press conference. As I left the stadium, a red-hatted lady of my acquaintance spotted me and pulled me aside, saying: Somebody needs to...
  • On top in Iowa and New Hampshire, Trump shifts his gaze south

    08/21/2015 1:09:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 20, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    He has crashed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walkers show in Iowa, knocked former Florida governor Jeb Bush off course in New Hampshire and sucked up most of the political oxygen this summer. Now Donald Trump is headed south. Trump said Wednesday night that that event was switching venues, from a civic center to a football stadium, because he now expects an attendance of 30,000 to 40,000. Some say Trumps appeal in the region is different, and according to University of Mississippi journalism professor Curtis Wilkie, it has precedent. There is a history of outrageous politicians who are able to develop a...
  • From Trump to McDaniel: Is Ted Cruz Running a Brilliant Stealth Campaign?

    08/17/2015 8:22:22 AM PDT · by VinL · 28 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 8/17/2015
    Sen. Ted Cruz was overshadowed during much of the first GOP debate, but he finished strong. And this might turn out to be a microcosm of his larger campaign plan. True, Donald Trump is sucking up everyones oxygen. And, yes, logic would dictate that because he occupies the same populist space as Cruz Trump would take a disproportionate number of votes from the Texas conservative. But, instead, Cruz is polling well in third place, behind Trump and Ben Carson, according to a new Fox News poll. And if Trump gets out of the race (for now, thats...
  • In Bush, Cruz Finds Increasingly Useful Foil

    08/14/2015 8:25:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 8/12/15 | Patrick Svitek
    As Ted Cruz traipses through the South, his mentions of one Republican draw more derision than that of any Democrat, President Obama and presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton included. Jeb Bush. During campaign stops Monday and Tuesday in Tennessee and Mississippi, Cruz's references to the former Florida governor, now a staple of the senator's stump speech, often elicited loud booing, sometimes accompanied by scattered shouts of "Establishment!" or "RINO!" (Republican In Name Only). For months, the Republican Texas senator has been alluding to Bush as the archetypal moderate, insufficiently conservative and guaranteed to shut the GOP out of the White House...
  • Cruz declines to say whether he would endorse in primaries if president

    08/12/2015 5:00:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 11, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Tupelo, Mississippi (CNN)Ted Cruz, who has become one of the conservative movement's most sought-after endorsements, declined to say Tuesday whether he would bestow these nods in Republican primaries if he was elected president. Campaigning here alongside Chris McDaniel, who lost a nasty runoff in one of the tightest tea party-versus-establishment primaries of 2014, Cruz told CNN in an interview that it was premature to say whether he would rule out endorsements from the White House, something President Barack Obama has done only rarely. "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it," Cruz said on his campaign bus in Tennessee....