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  • GOP Sen. Roger Wicker Has Not Scheduled Confirmation Hearing for Trump FCC Nominee Crucial to Taking on Big Tech

    10/08/2020 7:19:36 PM PDT · by rintintin · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 8 2020 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Republicans on the Senate Commerce Committee, led by Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), have still not moved forward on the nomination hearing of Nathan Simington, President Trump’s proposed new member of the Federal Communications Committee (FCC). As one of the three Republicans on the commission including the Chairman, Simington’s vote will be crucial in determining whether the FCC moves forward on tackling the issues of tech censorship and Section 230 reform.
  • Mississippi becomes first state to lift statewide mask mandate

    10/02/2020 2:53:11 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 1, 2020 | 7:05pm | Vincent Barone
    Mississippi has become the first state to lift a mask mandate. Gov. Tate Reeves announced the reversal at a news conference Wednesday, where he detailed a new executive order that also eased some social distancing restrictions on public gatherings. Masks are still required to be worn in schools and “close contact” businesses like salons and barbershops. “For the heavy hand of government to tell you that you must do something, then the underlying conditions should justify it. When we were at our peak and we were making those decisions, the numbers absolutely justified it,” Reeves said. “But because of the...
  • Snake lands on Mississippi woman as she opens her front door

    09/28/2020 1:32:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    A woman in Mississippi received a slithering surprise when she got home from work last week: a snake that had been lodged on top of her front door landed on her head. The encounter happened after the intruder made its way on top of Christina Mitchell's door on Thursday, the Enterprise-Journal reported. "I felt this thump on my head," Mitchell said. "I looked down and the snake had landed at my feet in the house." The newspaper reports the 10-inch (25-centimeter) serpent then darted to the kitchen while Mitchell called her husband to let him know about their new visitor....
  • Tropical Storm Sally strengthens in the Gulf, could make landfall as a hurricane near Louisiana and Mississippi

    09/14/2020 2:00:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    See BS 'News' ^ | 9/13/20 | Caroline Linton
    Tropical Storm Sally continued to strengthen as it moves toward the Gulf Coast, with the National Hurricane Center warning on Sunday that it could make landfall as a hurricane. Hurricane conditions are expected by late Monday from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, including the greater New Orleans area. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said Sally represents a "very significant threat." "We have really good reason to be concerned about this storm," Edwards said in a Sunday press briefing. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Sunday that dangerous and "life-threatening" storm surge is expected from Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama...
  • 'In God We Trust': New Mississippi Flag

    09/03/2020 8:17:05 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 34 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | Sep 2020 | Associated Press
    By law, the new flag cannot include the Confederate battle flag, and it must have the phrase, “In God We Trust.” The public submitted nearly 3,000 designs. The flower is encircled by stars representing Mississippi as the 20th state. It also has a single star made of diamond shapes representing the Native American people who lived on the land before others arrived.
  • Is this the new Mississippi flag? Magnolia design will be put to public vote after state ditched their old flag because it included Confederate battle emblem

    09/03/2020 3:30:08 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Mississippi has unveiled a new state flag design that will be put to a public vote in November, after the old banner was retired because it included the Confederate battle emblem. The new flag features a magnolia flower, and was the result of a two-month challenge to find a replacement, which saw 3,000 suggestions submitted by the public. The old flag was officially retired on June 30.
  • Trump is Not the First President to Face Down a Deep State Cabal

    08/24/2020 6:44:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 77 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Aug 24, 2020 | Robert Spencer
    And just as is the case today, that President had to kill it, or it would kill him. The far-Left rioters who attempted to topple the statue of Andrew Jackson in Washington, DC’s Lafayette Square several weeks almost certainly know nothing whatsoever about him. What they were told in the Antifa indoctrination camps that are called higher education these days is that he was largely responsible for the forcible exile of Native Americans from the Eastern United States, the Trail of Tears, and is thus to be reviled and hated forever. What they were not told is something that may...
  • Trayford Pellerin: Louisiana officials investigating the police shooting of the 31-year-old Black man

    08/22/2020 6:17:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    MSM CNN ^ | 08 22 2020 | Chandler Thornton and Dakin Andone
    Louisiana State Police are investigating the death of Trayford Pellerin, a 31-year-old Black man who was fatally shot Friday night during an encounter with officers from the Lafayette Police Department. Officers were called to a Lafayette convenience store shortly after 8 p.m. Friday to respond to a "disturbance involving a person armed with a knife," according to a statement from the Louisiana State Police. The police found Pellerin in the store's parking lot with a knife, the statement says. When officers tried to apprehend him, Pellerin left and officers followed on foot. The police used Tasers as they pursued him,...
  • Chicago Mayor blames Mississippi, in part, for its gun violence – Tate Reeves fires back

    08/19/2020 7:10:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 8/19/2020 | Frank Corder
    Five people were killed and 46 others were injured in Chicago violence last weekend, according to ABC 7, as widespread looting continued in the downtown area. Included in the injured were 6 teenagers and a 12 year boy who is the son of a Chicago firefighter. In an interview on MSNBC this week to talk about the rampant violence in her city, Mayor Lori Lightfoot sought to cast blame elsewhere. “Sixty percent of the illegal guns that come into Chicago every year are from out of state, from Indiana, from Mississippi, from other states that have lax gun laws,” she...
  • Mississippi trooper fatally shot working part-time job driving USPS mail truck

    08/08/2020 5:09:12 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 August 2020 | Robert Gearty
    Local media reported Saturday that three individuals were taken into custody in connection with the shooting death the day after Lt. Troy Morris, 58, who worked part-time for the U.S. Postal Service, was found. According to WLBT-TV, the three suspects were apprehended in Louisiana. Morris was found dead in the USPS vehicle on U.S. 61 in Jefferson County around 4:30 a.m., according to reports. Jefferson County Sheriff James Bailey told WAPT-TV that Morris was driving the truck when he got a flat. He said Morris called MHP and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department to report the flat and asked if...
  • The Battle over Ole Miss: Why a flagship university has stood behind a nickname with a racist past

    07/27/2020 10:21:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | July 27, 2020 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    Cities, colleges and even the US Capitol are seeing growing battles over statues or building names after the killing of George Floyd. The University of Mississippi is facing a fight over its very identity. Like other universities, the state's flagship campus in Oxford is not generally addressed by its full name. For more than a century, it's been called Ole Miss. It sounds like folksy shorthand for Old Mississippi. The term's actual origin is more unsettling.
  • The family that owns The New York Times were slaveholders: Goodwin

    07/19/2020 9:21:31 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/19/2020 | Michael Goodwin
    It’s far worse than I thought. In addition to the many links between the family that owns The New York Times and the Civil War Confederacy, new evidence shows that members of the extended family were slaveholders. Last Sunday, I recounted that Bertha Levy Ochs, the mother of Times patriarch Adolph S. Ochs, supported the South and slavery. She was caught smuggling medicine to Confederates in a baby carriage and her brother Oscar joined the rebel army. I have since learned that, according to a family history, Oscar Levy fought alongside two Mississippi cousins, meaning at least three members of...
  • Lawmakers zero in on Twitter following massive hack

    07/16/2020 8:26:50 PM PDT · by RandFan · 15 replies
    The Hil ^ | July 16 | BY MAGGIE MILLER
    The sweeping hack of verified Twitter accounts Wednesday night was one of the largest security lapses in the platform’s history and led to thousands of users being partially locked out for hours. But the social media giant, and its users, may have gotten off easy. Now lawmakers and top officials are mulling how to ensure Twitter is not hacked by groups with more malicious intentions and how to protect other potential cyber targets from the same fate. The conversation has taken on a particular urgency as geopolitical tensions increase during the COVID-19 pandemic with only months left until a presidential...

    07/13/2020 4:38:06 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    BIN ^ | 7/12/2020 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    As part of the wave of tearing down symbols of historic racism., Mississippi State Governor Tate Reeves, a Republican, signed legislation last month ordering the “prompt, dignified, and respectful” removal of the state flag bearing the rebel symbol from all state property. Mississippi was the only state whose flag contained the Confederate battle flag, adopting it in 1894, nearly three decades after the Civil War. 64% of voters reaffirmed the flag in a 2001 referendum. In the wake of the race riots sweeping across the country, Reeves decided to introduce the new legislation calling to redesign the flag. “I know...
  • Jackson, Mississippi city council votes to remove statue of namesake

    07/08/2020 12:35:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2020 | Barnini Chakraborty
    The Mississippi capital named after Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, voted on Tuesday to remove the former Southern populist's statue from the grounds of City Hall in a 5-to-1 vote. Jackson council members decided to relocate the statue as it becomes another city forced to confront the legacies of slave-owning presidents amid a cultural shift and national reckoning triggered by the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by a White police officer in Minneapolis.
  • 1835: Dean and Donovan, white abolitionists

    07/08/2020 9:29:12 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 1 replies ^ | July 8, 2017 | Headsman
    The planters comprising Livingston’s extralegal public safety committee had Albe Dean and Angus L. Donovan lynched on this date in 1835, during the ongoing panic at the prospect of slave rebellion. Dean was a New England itinerant doctor, denounced by the “steam doctors” executed in Livingston on the 6th, in a desperate attempt to preserve their own lives; Donovan was a poor man from Kentucky whose name had been served up by similarly desperate slaves under torture at Beatties Bluff. Both were white, and in both cases the evidence marshaled against them largely resolved to a failure on the part...
  • Moss Point resident paints over black fist painted by mayor in front of city hall

    07/02/2020 3:36:01 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 31 replies
    WLBT TV ^ | July 2, 2020 | By Desirae Duncan and Lindsay Knowles
    MOSS POINT, Miss. (WLOX) - A Moss Point man says the mayor’s recent painting in front of City Hall is “racist” and that’s why he painted over part of it Wednesday morning. First thing Wednesday, Loper used black paint to paint of the fist, leaving the words “BLACK LIVES MATTER” alone. —- snip —- “All lives matter but (a) black power symbol is just like the stars and bars in the Confederate flag,” said Loper in a Facebook post. He added that the fist is “racist and not needed in Moss Point.”
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 6/29/2020

    06/29/2020 8:07:43 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/29/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey signing executive orders with one to shut down bars, movie theaters, water parks and tube rentals for one month starting at 8 pm local tonight (11 pm Eastern US time). Ducey also prohibiting "social gatherings" of 50 or more people..... Florida authorities moving to close some beaches for the July 4th weekend out of fear of the coronavirus. Republican Governor Ron DeSantis speaking of "widespread noncompliance" with coronavirus restrictions among reopened businesses in the state..... Republican Chief Justice John Roberts again joining the Supreme Court liberals in a 5-4 ruling. This time the decision involves...
  • Mississippi takes big step toward huge gesture

    06/28/2020 7:28:18 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    aol ^ | Jun 27th 2020 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    Spectators at the Mississippi Capitol broke into cheers and applause Saturday as lawmakers took a big step toward erasing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, a symbol that has come under intensifying criticism in recent weeks amid nationwide protests against racial injustice. “The eyes of the state, the nation and indeed the world are on this House," Republican Rep. Jason White told his colleagues. On the other end of the Capitol, Sen. Briggs Hopson declared: “Today, you — Mississippi — have a date with destiny." Mississippi has the last state flag with the Confederate battle emblem — a...
  • Mississippi House passes bill to take Confederate symbol off state flag

    06/28/2020 2:14:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 28 2020 | Zack Budryk
    Mississippi’s state House of Representative on Sunday passed a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the state flag, with the Senate expected to pass the measure later today. The lower chamber voted 91-23 to remove the symbol from the flag, which has flown since 1894. It was the nation’s last state flag containing the symbol. The legislation, written by House Speaker Philip Gunn (R), calls for the current flag to be immediately removed, after which a nine-person commission would be appointed to design a new one, Mississippi Today reported. Under the terms of the bill, the commission would recommend...