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  • Judge to Trump: I can compare you to the KKK but you can’t criticize me

    04/17/2019 5:19:10 AM PDT · by SW6906 · 34 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | April 16, 2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    You cannot criticize me ever, but I can criticize you. Even though you’re up for reelection, you have no power, but I am the final say on all matters, even though I am unelected. I can disobey higher courts but you can’t push back even against a lower court. If you don’t like it, then you are a member of the KKK. Who am I? Well, a federal judge, of course. Last week, a radical federal judge went on a tirade against President Trump, ironically, criticizing him for criticizing outlandish rulings by federal judges. Carlton Reeves, an Obama-appointed judge in...
  • A town is being haunted by mysterious mashed potatoes — and no one knows who is putting them there

    04/12/2019 11:15:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    Insider ^ | 04/12/2019 | Susanna Heller
    <p>It sounds harmless, silly even. But for residents of the Belhaven neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, it's becoming something of a serious concern: Bowls of mashed potatoes are showing up everywhere and no one knows where they are coming from, reported the Washington Post.</p>
  • Ex-cop gets 20 years after daughter died in hot patrol car while she had sex with supervisor

    04/02/2019 10:46:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 2, 2019 | Staff
    Biloxi, Miss. -- A former Mississippi Gulf Coast police officer is headed to prison for the death of her 3-year-old daughter, who was left in her mother's patrol car while the woman had sex with a police supervisor. CBS Biloxi, Miss. affiliate WLOX-TV reports ex-Long Beach, Miss. police officer Cassie Barker was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison in the 2016 death of Cheyenne Hyer. The 29-year-old pregnant woman pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter in a plea bargain after being indicted on a charge of second-degree murder. Cheyenne was strapped in her car seat in the patrol car...
  • ESPN Reprimands Keith Olbermann After He Sics Mob On 22 yr old Hunter: Make His Life 'A Living Hell'

    03/28/2019 7:31:34 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 45 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | March 27, 2019 | AMANDA PRESTIGIACOMO
    @KeithOlbermann “This pea-brained scumbag identifies himself as Hunter Waltman and we should do our best to make sure the rest of his life is a living hell.” “And the nitwit clown who wrote this fawning piece should be fired.” "We have spoken to him about not making personal attacks," an ESPN representative said in a statement. "Someone with his following needs to understand the possible impact of his words," Hall noted. ”Telling over 1 million people to make someone’s life a living hell could have seriously dangerous consequences. (This quote from The Clarion-Ledger’s Executive Editor Sam Hall, not ESPN)
  • Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban

    03/21/2019 1:33:36 PM PDT · by McQ444 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03-21-19 | Gabriella Borter
    Mississippi’s Republican governor signed one of America’s strictest abortion bills on Thursday banning women from obtaining an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can often occur before a woman even realizes she is pregnant. Dubbed the ‘heartbeat bill,’ this is the second legislative attempt in less than a year aimed at restricting abortions in a state with a single abortion clinic. In a tweet earlier this week, Governor Phil Bryant thanked the state’s legislature for “protecting the unborn” by passing the bill and sending it to him for his signature.
  • South Carolina Firm Plans $2M Mississippi Branch, Hiring 20

    03/21/2019 11:35:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | March 20, 2019 | The Associated Press
    GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A South Carolina meat company is investing $2 million to open a warehouse in Mississippi's Delta region, hiring 20 people. Blue Ridge Foods announced Tuesday that it has bought a warehouse in Greenwood to expand distribution and reach suppliers west of the Mississippi River.
  • Mississippi governor set to sign ‘heartbeat’ abortion law

    03/21/2019 9:56:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2019 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    Gov. Phil Bryant says he’s not worried about lawsuits as Mississippi prepares to enact one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. The Republican governor is scheduled to sign a bill Thursday to outlaw most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights calls it “blatantly unconstitutional” and says it will sue Mississippi to try to block the law from taking effect on July 1. Mississippi is one of several states considering similar bills this year. Abortion opponents are emboldened by new conservatives on the Supreme Court...
  • Warren Tells Mississippians at Town Hall: Get Another State Flag Sans Confederate Symbol

    03/19/2019 6:52:02 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 March 2019 | Penny Starr
    CNN hosted a town hall on Monday in Mississippi with presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) where she answered questions on a range of issues, including the Mississippi flag, which features in its field a Confederate symbol. “Mississippi’s the only state in the country that still has the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag — do you think Mississippi should adopt a new flag?” Jake Tapper, CNN anchor who moderated the town hall, asked Warren. “Warren replied with one word — ‘Yes’ — and was met with loud applause from the crowd,” CNN reported on its event....CNN also...
  • Exclusive: Biden to run for White House, says Dem lawmaker

    03/12/2019 10:20:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/12/19 | cott Wong and Amie Parnes
    Former Vice President Joe Biden will run for president in 2020, a senior Democratic lawmaker told The Hill on Tuesday, a move that will shake up the crowded Democratic primary field and make him the clear front-runner for his party’s nomination against President Trump. “I’m giving it a shot,” Biden said matter-of-factly during a phone call with a House Democratic lawmaker within the past week — a conversation the congressman recounted to The Hill and interpreted as a sure sign that Biden will run in 2020. In the brief phone call, the former vice president asked if he could bounce...
  • THE RESURRECTION OF EMMETT TILL

    02/22/2019 7:46:40 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 32 replies
    Powerline ^ | 22 Feb 2019 | John Hinderaker
    On Wednesday, the New York Times published a long article about the murder of Emmett Till. This tweet sums it up: In 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till walked into a Mississippi store to buy candy. After being accused of whistling at the white woman behind the counter, he was kidnapped, lynched and dumped into a river. https://nyti.ms/2E17f4P What made the Till story timely this week? Could there be a connection between the Jussie Smollett fiasco and the Times’s interest in the 64-year-old Till case? Steve Sailer actually predicted the Times story on Till a week ago: As I predicted in a...
  • THE INCREDIBLE HOLT COLLIER

    02/22/2019 11:27:14 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    Born a slave in 1846, Holt Collier lived a most extraordinary life for all of his 90 years. In fact, his story is so interesting that while researching the origin of the Teddy Bear, following an innocent question from his daughter, author Minor Buchanon decided that Collier’s life needed to be documented and that’s just what he did in the biography: Holt Collier: His Life, His Roosevelt Hunts, and the Origin of the Teddy Bear. This well researched book documents all of the ins and outs of his life and is definitely worth a read. Slave, Confederate soldier, Ninth Texas...
  • Christian grocery store owner receives death threat for ‘Hell has open borders’ ad

    The Christian owner of a grocery store chain received a death threat in response to a message on his weekly ad mailer that featured a statement about Heaven, Hell and border walls. Mac’s Cash Savers, which has grocery stores in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, sent the weekly ad, which in addition to noting prices for certain products also included the statement “Heaven has a wall, a gate and a strict immigration policy. Hell has open borders. Let that sink in.” Reggy McDaniel, owner of Mac’s, told The Christian Post in an interview Monday afternoon that the chief purpose of the...
  • Woman who hunts deer at age 101 kills 2 with a single shot ( Mississippi )

    01/20/2019 7:45:15 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    The Dispatch ^ | January 19, 2019
    MORGANTOWN -- A 101-year-old hunter in Mississippi is still at it, and even dropped two deer with one shot. Veteran hunter Bertha Vickers made the twofer during her first successful hunt at age 101, the Clarion Ledger reported. Getting two in one a few days after her Jan. 9 birthday was a complete accident, and the first time she'd ever done it, Vickers said. After missing four this season, the Morgantown resident said she was determined to bag a deer. Her shots from the blind that relatives built her had missed. She liked the blind and its location but not...
  • 14 states may target birthright citizenship

    01/04/2011 12:19:53 AM PST · by WilliamHouston · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 3, 2011 | Liz Goodwin
    Arizona state politicians will introduce model legislation this week to encourage states to prevent children of illegal immigrants from being granted citizenship under the 14th Amendment. Lawmakers in at least 14 states have said they are committed to passing the legislation targeting birthright citizenship. Arizona's anti-illegal-immigrant bill, SB-1070, was also based on model legislation that could be easily copied by states, and at least seven states are likely to pass bills similar to the first Arizona immigration overhaul this year, according to one analysis by an immigrants rights group. Arizona state Senator Russell Pearce will unveil the bill Jan. 5...
  • 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...
  • Six women brawl at Mississippi grocery store (link to video)

    01/09/2019 10:29:44 AM PST · by simpson96 · 76 replies
    Cox Media Group ^ | 1/7/2019 | Bob D'Angleo
    JACKSON, MISS. — A grocery store in Mississippi was closed down and a security guard was injured Saturday night after six women got into fight inside the business, WAPT reported. The guard was hurt when he tried to break up the fight at the Food Depot in Jackson, the television station reported. According to witnesses, the women threw cantaloupes and produce and hit the guard in the head with a glass bottle of syrup, WAPT reported. In addition to a floor full of fruit and vegetables, the women left torn-out hair extensions and broken merchandise, the television station reported. Store...
  • 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...
  • Williams-Sonoma to open Mississippi furniture factory, hire 350 employees

    12/11/2018 7:56:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WDSU-TV ^ | December 6, 2018 | The Associated Press
    JACKSON, Miss. — A home goods retailer is expanding its furniture manufacturing to Mississippi, with plans to hire 350 people. San Francisco-based Williams-Sonoma Inc. announced Thursday that it will open a factory making upholstered furniture in Baldwyn, Mississippi, starting production in January. The company, which sells furniture under the Pottery Barn, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma Home brands, also has factories in Claremont, North Carolina, and City of Industry, California....