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  • Woman shoots video of UFO near Olive Branch

    02/28/2015 2:57:11 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 103 replies
    FOX Carolina ^ | 2-27-15 | Lauren Squires
    OLIVE BRANCH, MS (WMC) - As winter weather was being dumped across most of North Mississippi, one woman says she saw much more than just snow — Angela Ashton is convinced she saw a UFO. Ashton, who is a certified Paranormal Investigator with Cryptic Shadows Paranormal Research, is certain that the object she saw in the sky was extraterrestrial. When she saw the object just after midnight on Thursday, she ran outside to record it. "It was at least the size of a football field," Ashton said. "I was laying in my bed and I have a huge window that...
  • The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas Supporters

    02/27/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas SupportersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 26, 2015 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments There are a lot of stories about the Dem members of Congress boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. But most of the names on the list are longtime opponents of the Jewish State.The boycott lists consists of two groups. Congressional Black Caucus members who are offended on Obama’s behalf and can smell racism anywhere.The other consists of opponents of Israel.It’s instructive to compare the list of boycotters to the 54 members of Congress who signed...
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • Ancient Illinois Village Unearths Lode Of Questions

    09/02/2002 4:23:13 PM PDT · by blam · 66 replies · 1,829+ views
    University Of Illinois ^ | 9-02-2002 | Andrea Lynn
    Contact: Andrea Lynn a-lynn@uiuc.edu 217-333 -2177 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ancient Illinois village unearths lode of questions CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Digging under a blazing sun in an Illinois cornfield, archaeologists this summer unearthed a fascinating anomaly: a 900-year-old square hilltop village. The discovery near Shiloh -- about 15 miles southeast of St. Louis -- challenges previous notions of the area's first people and adds a piece to the puzzle that was Cahokia, a huge "mother culture" that suddenly appeared, and just as suddenly vanished, leaving only traces of its majesty and meaning in the 11th century. Until now, archaeologists...
  • Mississippi Rep. Alan Nunnelee dead at 56

    02/06/2015 11:16:59 AM PST · by Steven Scharf · 25 replies
    News Channel 3, WREG ^ | 2/6/2015 | George Brown and AP
    <p>JACKSON, Miss. — U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi, a fiscal and social conservative elected to Congress in a Republican wave of 2010, has died.</p> <p>He was 56.</p> <p>Elizabeth Parks, the spokeswoman in Nunnelee’s congressional office, said he died Friday in his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi.</p>
  • Mississippi Rep. Alan Nunnelee moved to hospice

    01/30/2015 3:07:02 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/30/15 | Lauren French
    Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee has been moved to hospice care following a seven-month fight with cancer. Morgan Baldwin, a consultant for the Mississippi Republican, said in a statement that doctors found a new tumor in Nunnelee and that “no further medical treatment is possible.” “After seven months of bravely fighting brain cancer and a stroke, Congressman Alan Nunnelee was informed last Friday that a new tumor has developed and no further medical treatment is possible,” Baldwin said. “On Monday of this week, Alan came home and is resting comfortably with family. The family continues to ask for your prayers and...
  • State Sen. Tim Johnson Switches to Dem Party, Announces Candidacy for Lt. Gov(MS)

    02/04/2015 5:51:49 PM PST · by WKB · 28 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. – Former Republican two term state Sen. Tim Johnson announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor Wednesday at the State Capitol. He also officially switch over to the Democratic Party to run against incumbent Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves. Johnson says he has been contemplating the party switch for over a year now. He says the final straw for him was Republicans failing to expand Medicaid under the affordable care act. Johnson is from Madison and has served as a Madison County Supervisor. In 2011 he ran for Central Public Service Commissioner, but lost the election to Dick Hall....
  • EPA turning regulatory eyes to natural gas, expert says

    02/04/2015 5:30:06 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Mississippi Watchdog ^ | February 4, 2015 | Steve Wilson
    A former Environmental Protection Agency regulator warns that while the Obama administration now has coal in its crosshairs, natural gas is next in line. David Schnare cites a proposed rule on methane emissions as one of the ways President Obama and the EPA will clamp down on natural gas. The 33-year EPA veteran, who once sued utilities for coal-fired plants that didn’t meet Clean Air Act standards, is director of the Center of Energy and Environmental Stewardship at the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy. Schnare said the EPA — as part of its “Clean Power Plan” rule that would...
  • Georgia man accused of murdering five people taken into custody, sheriff says

    02/02/2015 6:07:05 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    Murder suspect Thomas Jesse Lee, who allegedly killed his wife and four others in Georgia, was taken into custody in Tupelo, Miss., Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff announced Monday on the department's official Facebook page. Officials launched a nationwide manhunt Monday for a 26-year-old Georgia man suspected of murdering five people, including his wife and other family members, whose bodies were discovered in their suburban home Saturday evening. Thomas J. Lee, of Troup County, is wanted for the murders of four family members and a family friend. The bodies were found Saturday night but authorities believe the deaths occurred Wednesday,...
  • Mississippi – yes, Mississippi – has the nation’s best child vaccination rate. Here’s why.

    02/02/2015 10:07:40 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/30/2015 | Todd Frankel
    It’s tough being a child in Mississippi. The state has the nation’s worst rates for infant mortality and low-weight newborns. Its childhood poverty rate ranks as the nation’s second worst. Overall, the residents of Mississippi are the unhealthiest in the country. But there is one notable exception to these dour health stats: Mississippi has the highest vaccination rate for school-age children. It’s not even close. Last year, 99.7 percent of the state’s kindergartners were fully vaccinated. Just 140 students in Mississippi entered school without all of their required shots. Compare that with California, epicenter of the ongoing Disney measles outbreak,...
  • Republican Congressman in Hospice Care

    01/30/2015 12:16:31 PM PST · by Kevin C · 19 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1/30/2015 | Emily Cahn
    Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who has been absent from Capitol Hill for the majority of the past year after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in the spring, was moved to home hospice care in Tupelo, Miss., on Monday, according to a source with knowledge of the Republican’s condition. A local consultant issued a statement from the family Friday confirming the grim news.
  • MLA Reality Gap

    01/29/2015 6:34:15 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 28, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Vancouver, Canada, the degree to which many professors are divorced from reality was brought into sharp focus. Few panels at the conference that draws thousands of English professors from around the world actually dealt with literature but no matter what issue was discussed in the hundreds of panels at the MLA, professing panelists kept a safe distance from the real world: o When the MLA gets through with children’s literature, neither the kids nor their parents will recognize it. Apparently, there are books and illustrated guides, praising the likes of Marx and...
  • Teacher Pensions Going To Kill Us All

    01/28/2015 5:49:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2015 | Blake Neff
    Teacher pensions are a huge and growing crisis waiting to explode without major reforms, warns a new report released Tuesday by an educational think tank.“Do the math on teacher pensions and it just doesn’t add up,” argues the National Council on Teacher Quality in its report, Doing the Math on Teacher Pensions. Total unfunded teacher pension liabilities in 2014 were a whopping $499 billion dollars, the group found. That amount is surging rapidly; in 2012, the total was just $394 billion, meaning that pension debt is growing by over $50 billion a year.Some states are in a particularly huge hole....
  • No housecalls? Mississippi probes 88-year-old doc who works out of car

    01/28/2015 5:10:10 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2015 | Kyle Rothenberg
    For more than a half century, residents of a tiny western Mississippi community have counted on Dr. Carrol Landrum’s house calls for their health care. The sight of Landrum’s dented, black, 2007 Toyota Camry pulling up has brought relief to countless shut-ins in Edwards, a town of about 1,000 about 28 miles west of Jackson. But the state medical board is probing the country doctor, an 88-year-old World War II veteran, because, he says, they don’t like him working out of his car. “I didn’t know there was any law against it,” Landrum, who grew up in Taylorsville, but has...
  • Nevada and Tennessee Make It 26 States Suing To Stop Obama's Amnesty

    01/27/2015 6:48:36 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Jan 27, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Monday that both Nevada and Tennessee have joined the Lone Star state's challenge of President Obama's executive amnesty, bringing the total number of states fighting Obama's unilateral immigration policies to 26. “Texas is proud to lead a coalition that now includes a majority of the United States standing up against the President’s rogue actions,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. “The momentum against the President's lawlessness continues to build with Tennessee and Nevada joining the effort to protect our states from the economic and public safety implications of illegal amnesty. As President...
  • Mississippi’s Chris McDaniel Launches New PAC Designed To Crack GOP Establishment

    01/23/2015 12:33:19 PM PST · by Mozilla · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 23, 2015 | Matt Boyle
    The GOP establishment can’t make Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel go away. On Friday, McDaniel will be announcing—he told Breitbart News exclusively—a new Political Action Committee (PAC) designed to help conservatives across Mississippi, and the nation, get elected to political office, replacing GOP establishment politicians. The PAC, titled the United Conservatives Fund will focus on “electing conservatives and holding Republicans accountable while messaging conservatism in a way that secures conservatives get a chance to be elected even over some of those in the establishment,” McDaniel tells Breitbart.
  • State Persecuting 88-year-old Doctor Who Treats Poor From His Car

    01/22/2015 8:34:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | January 21, 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    Doctors’ house calls are considered a thing of the past, but not in the appointment book of Dr. Carrol Frazier Landrum, an 88-year-old physician from Edwards, Mississippi. The good doctor will see you no matter who you are, where you are, or how much money you have — as long his 2007 Toyota Camry can deliver him to your location. But now his state’s medical board wants to see him gone. Dr. Landrum, a WWII veteran, was forced to make a change after crime drove him from his Edwards, Mississippi, office two years ago, and he couldn’t find another space...
  • Lawmaker Pushing 72-Hour Abortion Wait (Mississippi)

    01/21/2015 6:53:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    mpbonline.org ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | Jeffrey Hess
    A Mississippi lawmaker wants to require women wait three days after counseling before receiving ad abortion. That is just one of thousands of bills filed before the legislative deadline. Three other states have a 72-hour waiting period. Currently, Mississippi requires a woman to receive in-office counseling and wait 24 hours before the doctor can perform an abortion. Senator Phillip Gandy of Waynesboro has filed a bill to extend that wait to 72 hours. "We give a 72-hour right of rescission before buying a house. I think a life and death issue and something that has the potential to affect the...
  • 3 teens tied to almost a dozen crimes, police say

    01/15/2015 6:52:42 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    A teenager charged in connection with a Belhaven shooting is in jail without bond, court officials said. Jackson police say three teenagers may be suspects in a recent string of armed robberies, carjackings and assaults. Antreal Jones and Jerome Moore A judge denies bond for two teenagers charged in connection with a Jackson slaying. Meanwhile, police continue to search for a third teen wanted in connection with the cast. A 69-year-old woman has died after being shot Wednesday evening during a robbery in Belhaven, officials said. Two other teenagers, Antreal Jones, 18 and Jerome Moore, 17, were arrested Tuesday after...
  • More Teenage Mississippi Murder - Victim's daughter: 'My mom put up a hell of a fight'

    01/14/2015 9:47:05 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 52 replies
    MISSISSIPPI - Two men are in custody and a third is wanted in the death of Carolyn Temple, a Jackson woman who was shot last week and died Monday night. Antreal Jones and Jerome Moore, both 17, were arrested after a standoff with police at McDowell Road and Woodside Drive. They were initially suspected in at least one carjacking, but police suspected they were involved in the January 7 incident on Euclid Street when Temple was robbed and shot. She died of her injuries Monday night.
  • Federal Appeals Court Appears Poised To Strike Down Three Southern States’ Same-Sex Marriage Bans

    01/09/2015 9:00:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | January 9, 2015 | Chris Geidner
    After oral arguments about Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas’ bans on marriages for same-sex couples, the 5th Circuit of Appeals looks likely to strike the laws down. NEW ORLEANS — After three hours of arguments, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals appeared poised to strike down bans on same-sex couples’ marriages in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas — joining all but one of the other appellate courts to consider the issue. If the court upholds the lower court decisions striking down the Mississippi and Texas bans and reverses the trial court decision upholding Louisiana’s ban, it could have the effect of bringing...
  • Gay marriage cases from Louisiana, Texas, Miss., to be heard in appeals court Friday

    01/08/2015 7:23:22 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 8 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 01/08/2015 | Andy Grimm
    A federal appeals court in New Orleans will hear arguments Friday (Jan. 9) in three cases involving state bans on same-sex marriage, including Louisiana's, in what could be one of the final courtroom showdowns over the marital rights of same sex couples. A panel of three appeals court judges -- two Reagan appointees and an Obama appointee -- will listen to arguments in a case appealing a district judge's September ruling that upheld Louisiana's 2004 constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. It's the first case on the docket for Friday's session in the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which will...
  • How White Flight Ravaged the Mississippi Delta

    01/07/2015 4:10:37 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 6, 2015 | By Alan Huffman
    In the Mississippi Delta town of Tchula, there’s a fading columned mansion that once belonged to Sara Virginia Jones, the daughter of a local plantation dynasty. Its walls were lined with nearly 400 works by artists as prominent as Paul Cezanne, Marc Chagall, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Salvador Dali, and Andy Warhol. Then, in the 1990s, the house changed hands. Today, it is filled with framed photos of the current owner—Tchula’s controversial first black mayor, Eddie Carthan, who was in office from 1977 to 1981—posing with U.S. presidents Carter, Clinton, and Obama and the Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan. ____________________________________________________________________snip__________________________ Among the...
  • How White Flight Destroyed the Mississippi Delta (Blame Whitey)

    01/06/2015 6:15:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 100 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 6, 2014 | Alan Huffman
    In the Mississippi Delta town of Tchula, there’s a fading columned mansion that once belonged to Sara Virginia Jones, the daughter of a local plantation dynasty. Its walls were lined with nearly 400 works by artists as prominent as Paul Cezanne, Marc Chagall, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Salvador Dali, and Andy Warhol. Then, in the 1990s, the house changed hands. Today, it is filled with framed photos of the current owner—Tchula’s controversial first black mayor, Eddie Carthan, who was in office from 1977 to 1981—posing with U.S. presidents Carter, Clinton, and Obama and the Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan.
  • Hey, the Gang’s All Here: Fox News Image Captures Big Flaw In Our System (Barbour with Boehner)

    12/24/2014 2:38:56 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Check out this image from Fox News this past Sunday. Who do you see following close behind Speaker Boehner and Senator McConnell? That’s right, Ole Haley Barbour is not far behind. A man whose dishonest dealings in the Mississippi US Senate race, along with his corrupt cronies, still have access to the highest levels of our governmen
  • Tornado on the ground near Columbia, Mississippi

    12/23/2014 12:59:58 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 9 replies
    WDAM.com ^ | Dec 23 2014
    There are reports of several injuries near Columbia MS. Live streaming news can be seen at the link.
  • Jessica Chambers Day #14 – Mississippi Burning [Gangs & Corruption]

    12/21/2014 7:06:10 AM PST · by cyn · 6 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 21, 2014 | sundance
    In an effort to focus some of the prior analysis, and with an understanding that this specific event has a community aspect different from traditional research, it is important to understand the social elements prior to looking at the psychology of the event itself.With that we’re going to widen the scope while narrowing the focus. Let’s start with the social elements, aided by a friend of the treehouse’s endeavors, and exposing a little of myself in the process.While many are seeking justice for Jessica, it is also part of the larger objective to insure that Jessica’s death was not...
  • JESSICA CHAMBERS: Teen Murdered Immediately After Local Blacks

    12/21/2014 5:41:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2014 | Doug Giles
    This is a powerful piece by Donald Joy, that originally appeared on my website ClashDaily.com, about the brutal murder/burning of Jessica Chambers. I decided to run it in place of my column because this case seems to have escaped the notice of Lame Stream Media, Al Sharpton and Eric Holder. It also seems as if various bloggers, like Mr. Joy, are more dialed in to this horrendous crime than the Barney Fifes over in Panola County, Mississippi. Herewith is Joy's column regarding this heinous murder of a 19-year-old white cheerleader. Please e-blast it and Facebook and Tweet it to everybody...
  • Gas station worker speaks about social media allegations, death threats

    12/16/2014 9:14:55 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    WMCAAction News5 (Miss) ^ | 12/15/14 | Janice Broach, Ursula Madden
    The man who may have been one of the last people to talk with Jessica Chambers says he is being threatened, and he is being called the leader of a gang that may have been involved in Chambers' death. Jessica Chambers, a 19-year-old Panola County resident, was murdered on December 6th. She was found burning next to her car, which was also on fire. "Everybody knows me out here," said Ali Alsanai, son of the owner of the gas station where Chambers was seen pumping gas hours before she died. "Everybody likes me, I get along with everyone so they...
  • WHITE GIRL BURN A LOT: Is Gangsta-Jihad Teenage Store Owner Complicit In Jessica Chambers’ Murder?

    12/16/2014 8:00:02 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 12/15/14
    The incredibly resourceful and brilliant unpaid blogger known only as “sundance” at TheConservativeTreehouse.com is doing it again. Just as she (or he) did in the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown cases, sundance is putting the professional media journalists to shame by methodically analyzing and exposing key details of the recent, still-smoldering Jessica Chambers murder caper in rural Panola County, Mississippi, apparently well before ordinary reporters or even police investigators have even begun to rub the sleep from their eyes. This time, probing deeply into the very disturbing mystery surrounding the gruesome torture and burning death last week of the blonde,...
  • List of Republican Senators Voting For Obama's Executive Amnesty Order (RINOs)

    12/15/2014 3:21:16 AM PST · by sr4402 · 43 replies
    vanity ^ | 12/15/2014 | self
    Alexander (R-TN) Ayotte (R-NH) Barrasso (R-WY) Coats (R-IN) Cochran (R-MS) Collins (R-ME) Corker (R-TN) Cornyn (R-TX) Enzi (R-WY) Flake (R-AZ) Graham (R-SC) Hatch (R-UT) Heller (R-NV) Johnson (R-WI) Kirk (R-IL) McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY) Murkowski (R-AK) Toomey (R-PA) Wicker (R-MS) Not Voting Chambliss (R-GA) Coburn (R-OK)
  • Ben Chambers Discusses Daughter Jessica: “She was getting on the right track...

    12/14/2014 12:20:12 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    Friends and family members of Jessica Chambers, the Mississippi woman who was set on fire and burned to death this week, packed a funeral chapel Saturday to remember her life — as questions remained about who killed her in such a horrible way. Deborah Sanders, the 19-year-old’s aunt, said before the service at Wells Funeral in Batesville that the support of the community following the young woman’s death has helped comfort the family, but they are desperate to find whoever killed her. Hundreds attended the woman’s wake Friday.
  • How Racists and Partisans Exploit the Age of Obama

    12/13/2014 7:04:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 11, 2014 | Norm Ornstein
    Since 2008, the Democratic Party has increasingly become the home of minorities, while the Republican Party draws its support from whites.One of my fondest memories was spending four days in February 1977 as a staffer sitting on the Senate floor, mostly wedged between Gaylord Nelson and Russell Long as the Senate debated a resolution to reform its committee system. They were good friends, lovely people, and great storytellers, and I mostly sat there taking their conversation in, occasionally earning my pay by letting them know what a particular provision of the resolution did or what an amendment would do. At...
  • BREAKING: Massive Spike In Whites Setting Blacks On Fire

    12/14/2014 4:39:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Did you know that there’s been a massive uptick in white thugs setting black folks on fire, yet the media has been virtually silent on this horrendous subject? Sure, we all have heard of Darren Wilson's shooting Michael Brown, but there has been no coverage of the aforementioned. Like in zero… nada… nothing… zilch. What kind of racist “news outlets” would be so heinous to cover up such gross and unspeakable evil? Why haven’t the most powerful people in our government and the entertainment industry spoken out and condemned this obvious xenophobic act of viciousness? How come there has been...
  • John Hancock considering run for chairman of the Missouri GOP (against Cochran nemesis)

    12/13/2014 8:39:26 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Politico MO ^ | Eli Yokley
    From 1997 to 2004, Republican political strategist John Hancock was the executive director of the Missouri Republican Party. A decade after leaving that full-time role, Hancock is considering a return to the organization. This time, he wants to be chairman. Early last month, Republicans supporting Hancock’s candidacy began informally polling members of the Missouri Republican State Committee about the possibility of a run and even challenging the incumbent chairman, Ed Martin. Their findings were apparently positive, as Hancock has quietly began personally working members of the state committee.
  • Pastor Dresses Horse in Wedding Dress to Protest Same-Sex Marriage (Mississippi)

    12/13/2014 7:17:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WJTV-TV ^ | December 12, 2014 | Danielle Avitable
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)It's not something you see every day, a horse in a wedding dress standing outside the federal courthouse. "I thought it was laughable and I believe he was going for a ridiculous protest and he certainly got one," says Eddie Outlaw, LGBT advocate. Reverend Edward James of Bertha Chapel Missionary Baptist Church dressed his horse, Charlotte, in a makeshift wedding dress to protest same-sex marriage. "The horse is to show the ridiculous idea of two men getting married," says James. James says after a federal decision was made in November to lift the ban on same-sex marriage in the state,...
  • Teen girl doused, burned alive in Mississippi

    12/10/2014 8:56:12 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 207 replies
    WND ^ | December 10, 2014 | None
    A grisly killing in a small town in Mississippi has local residents on edge and looking for answers. A blond-haired teenager with no known enemies was found walking down a rural road on fire Saturday night. She had been beaten, doused with lighter-fluid and set ablaze. Jessica Chambers Jessica Chambers, 19, of Panola County was found engulfed in flames near the charred shell of her car sitting on the roadside in the town of Courtland. The town has a population of 460. She was flown to a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, but later died. Preliminary autopsy results reveal Jessica died...
  • Police hunt for killer in burning death of 19-year-old Mississippi woman [White Girl Murdered]

    12/09/2014 1:43:26 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/9/14
    Investigators are hoping Jessica Chambers' final words will lead them to the killer or killers who burned the 19-year-old teenager alive in a gruesome murder Saturday that has stunned the small Mississippi community of Courtland.... When first responders arrived at the scene, Chambers reportedly uttered a few words that might lead detectives to her killer or killers. Police have not disclosed what Chambers said -- or tried to say. No motive has been released. "They squirted lighter fluid down her throat and in her nose, and apparently they knocked her out," her father, Ben Chambers, told the station as he...
  • Father speaks out after daughter set on fire and killed

    COURTLAND, Miss. — A family his planning their second child’s funeral after a woman was killed. Panola County deputies believe Jessica Chambers was set on fire and are investigating her death as a homicide. “It’s hard for me to talk,” Ben Chambers said. “It’s hard to breathe. You don’t even think about–.” Most people do not think about losing a child the way Ben Chambers lost his. “When the fire department got there they say she was on fire out in the road,” Chambers recalled.
  • Senator Rand Paul To Headline Mississippi Republican Party Victory Event

    12/06/2014 1:57:52 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Senator Rand Paul To Headline Mississippi Republican Party Victory Event ON:5 December 2014 BY:Admin IN: Media Advisory WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) will join Governor Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Republican Party in Jackson, Mississippi on Monday, December 8 for a fundraising event benefiting the state party. MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014 WHAT: Mississippi Republican Party Victory Lunch TIME: 11:30 am (CST) WHO: Senator Rand Paul & Governor Phil Bryant WHERE: The Old Capitol Inn 226 North State Street, Jackson MS 39201
  • Trent Lott Blames Your Beloved Host for Killing Amnesty in 2007

    12/05/2014 6:52:11 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    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...
  • 2016 retirements could complicate Dems' comeback plans (RATS Boxer, Reid - OUT!)

    11/30/2014 8:30:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats hope to take back control of the Senate in 2016, but their plans could be complicated by potential retirements. The two Democratic senators most likely to retire are Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who represent both sides of the party’s ideological spectrum. Boxer, whose fourth term expires at the end of 2016, has a paltry $149,000 in her campaign account, less than almost every other senator facing election next year. As the nation’s most populous state, California is expensive to cover with advertising. If Boxer decides to run for reelection, she would face a major fundraising...
  • FLASHBACK: Al Sharpton demands transparency in Michael Brown case ("He had a surrender sign")

    11/28/2014 8:00:11 AM PST · by maggief · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 12, 2014
    Published on Aug 12, 2014 Al Sharpton called for transparency in the Michael Brown police shooting case. He said he knows people are angry but urged them to throw their arms up instead of turning to violence. (Aug 12, 2014)
  • What about 2015? Talk already abounds about next election season (MS: Cochran & Barbour's puppets)

    With a long statewide election season just complete, another – the one with the biggest ballot of them all – looms on the horizon in 2015. And while most state government incumbents elected statewide have confirmed they’ll be running for re-election to their current offices, some could have challengers – from outside or possibly inside their own party. (SNIP) Rumors have abounded for some time about various Republicans challenging Reeves, who is expected to seek re-election. The talk now is centered around second-term Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann as a potential challenger to Reeves. When asked about Hosemann’s election plans,...
  • Judge Overturns Mississippi Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    11/25/2014 10:04:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge has overturned Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, but he is putting his order on hold for two weeks so the state can appeal. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday. State attorneys have already said they will ask the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to block Reeves' order....
  • Mississippi Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Its First Same-Sex Divorce Case

    11/24/2014 7:46:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/24/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    The state Supreme Court in Mississippi, where same-sex marriage is not recognized, will hear arguments Jan. 21, 2015, from a woman who has asked the state to recognize her gay marriage so that she can be granted a divorce. Lauren Czekala-Chatham and Dana Ann Melancon, who married in California in 2008, cannot be granted a divorce in Mississippi due to the state's constitution and statutes, DeSoto County Chancery Judge Mitchell Lundy Jr. ruled last year. "All same sex Mississippi couples lack a right to have their marriage recognized by the state regardless of whether newly arrived here, having lived here...
  • Barbour Eats Crow After Calling Obama's Issues "Tar Babies

    11/11/2014 7:46:04 AM PST · by WKB · 46 replies
    Newsms.fm ^ | 11\11\14 | Chris Davis
    JACKSON, Miss.–It was a conference call with former Gov. Haley Barbour’s lobbying firm after last week’s election, where Politico reports Barbour referred to President Obama’s issues as “tar babies”, a term some consider racially insensitive since it refers to tar babies in Joel Chandler Harris’ “Uncle Remus” stories. Those stories were made into the movies “Song of the South” by Disney, which has since made people angry with what many perceive to be black stereotypes. Some consider Barbour to be a stereotype himself, when talking about Mississippians with a thick accent and conservative politics. Barbour said in the call that...
  • KiOR files for bankruptcy, but not Mississippi unit

    11/10/2014 8:11:07 AM PST · by thackney · 10 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 10, 2014 | Ryan Holeywell
    Kior, Inc., the Houston-area biofuels maker that hoped to tap new technology to produce clean energy, filed for bankruptcy Sunday. The company listed $58.3 million in assets along with $261.3 million debts in its filing in the federal bankruptcy court in Delaware, where the company is incorporated. The company was at one-time considered a leader in the development of what’s known as cellulosic fuel — gasoline and diesel that is made from inedible plant material like woodchips and grass clippings. Though other biofuels are made from plants — ethanol, for example, is made from corn or sugarcane — cellulosic fuels...
  • BOBBY HARRISON: Tea Party possibilities weigh on 2015 races

    11/08/2014 3:29:51 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    djournal.com ^ | BOBBY HARRISON
    Unless the Better Schools, Better Jobs folks badly miscounted the number of signatures they gathered, their initiative to require eventual full funding of the Mississippi Adequate Education program will be on the ballot in November 2015. The Adequate Education Program, of course, is the funding formula that determines the amount of money each local school district is supposed to get from the state to support basic operations, such as salaries and maintenance. The poorer the school district, the larger its percentage of state funds is. The Better Schools, Better Jobs group was formed because since it was fully enacted in...
  • Drone army seeks to redefine 'neighborhood watch'

    11/07/2014 9:41:50 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 15 replies
    WMC Action News 5 Desoto County, MS ^ | November 5, 2014 | Unattributed
    DESOTO COUNTY, MS (WMC) - You might expect to find an army in DeSoto County ... an army of drones, that is. A Southaven man has an army of hand-crafted drones, all controlled from inside of his customized command center. Estes built drones that provide infrared thermal imaging; they also detect human movement inside of a home or car. And what he is doing is legal. "You can do good things with this, or you can do bad things with this," Estes acknowledged. Estes wrote letters to the Federal Aviation Administration about his drone capabilities. Right now, the FAA requires...