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  • Mississippi's governor won't say if he will BAN contraception next as Tate Reeves confirms his state will outlaw abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned claiming 'decision making on abortion policy' should be up to the states

    05/08/2022 8:17:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 8, 2022 | Katelyn Caralle
    Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves refused to say on Sunday if his state would consider legislation outlawing contraception in the future if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Reeves confirmed to NBC's Meet the Press host Chuck Todd that Mississippi would completely ban abortion at the state level if the landmark case were overturned by the Supreme Court. 'What about contraception and birth control, particularly IUDs? I mean, is this total ban that gets put in on abortion, is that going to have an impact on women that decide to have certain types of birth control like IUD?' Todd asked the governor...
  • ANOTHER SCOTUS LEAK: Chief Justice Roberts Is Willing to Uphold Mississippi Law Banning Abortions at 15 Weeks But Did Not want to Overturn Roe v. Wade

    05/03/2022 3:27:36 PM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 40 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | 5/3/22 | Jim Hoft
    Chief Justice Roberts, who reportedly joined the liberal judges on the court in the upcoming decision, was trying to barter with the conservative judges in their negotiations. Roberts is reportedly willing to uphold the Mississippi law that would ban abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy. It appears that five justices would be voting to overturn Roe. Chief Justice John Roberts did not want to completely overturn Roe v. Wade, meaning he would have dissented from part of Alito’s draft opinion, sources tell CNN, likely with the court’s three liberals.
  • Breaking! Another SCOTUS Leak: Chief Justice Roberts Is Willing to Uphold Mississippi Law Banning Abortions at 15 Weeks But Did Not want to Overturn Roe v. Wade

    05/03/2022 1:40:09 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 78 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 3, 2022 | Jim Hoft
    Apparently, the Supreme Court leaker did not only leak secret case developments with Politico. CNN reportedly has more details on the Supreme Court’s discussion on the upcoming Roe v. Wade decision. Chief Justice Roberts, who reportedly joined the liberal judges on the court in the upcoming decision, was trying to barter with the conservative judges in their negotiations. Roberts is reportedly willing to uphold the Mississippi law that would ban abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy. HotAir reported — With an apparent 5-3 lineup set to overturn Roe based on Justice Samuel Alito’s draft majority opinion in Dobbs, Chief Justice...
  • Pieces of ‘fireball’ meteor that exploded over Mississippi are being found, NASA says

    05/03/2022 7:07:46 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 597 replies ^ | 2 May 2022 | MARK PRICE
    Meteorites are not ‘flaming rocks of doom,' NASA says The “bright fireball” was traveling at 35,000 mph when it exploded at 8:03 a.m. with the “energy equivalent of 3 tons of TNT,” according to NASA Meteor Watch, the agency's project that tracks fireball activity. “Existing law states that any meteorites belong to the owner of the property on which they fell; out of respect for the privacy of those in the area, we will not disclose the locations of these finds,” And finding anything of value is likely harder than you think. “The pieces from this object were way too...
  • Loud Fireball: A Fiery Meteor Streaked Across the Mississippi Skies at 55,000 MPH

    04/28/2022 11:34:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | APRIL 28, 2022 | By LANCE D. DAVIS, NASA
    Loud fireball spotted over southern Mississippi mostly heard, hardly seen. A fiery meteor streaked across the morning skies in southern Mississippi yesterday, April 27, 2022. More than 30 eyewitnesses in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi reported seeing a bright fireball at 8:03 a.m. CDT. The sighting was soon followed by numerous reports of loud booms heard in Claiborne County, Mississippi, and surrounding counties. Approximately 22,000 miles out in space, NOAA’s Geostationary Lightning Mappers (GLM) onboard the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) 16 and 17 detected several bright flashes associated with the fragmentation of this bolide, or exceptionally bright...
  • Mississippi: Southern Poverty Law Center Condemns Confederate Heritage Month

    04/16/2022 8:17:15 AM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 57 replies
    KLBT ^ | April 15, 2022 | KLBT Digital
    JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Southern Poverty Law Center Mississippi state director, Waikinya Clanton, released a statement condemning Governor Tate Reeves’ proclamation of Confederate Heritage Month. “Despite every effort from the people of Mississippi to pave a new way forward, leaders like Governor Reeves remain fixated on undermining the public’s will for a brighter, better, and more inclusive Mississippi,” said Clanton. The entire statement is shown below. “It is unfortunate that the governor chooses to glorify the Confederacy—a traitorous government that fought against the United States for the right to enslave Blacks. Despite the historical vote to remove the Confederate...
  • Brett Favre Being Linked To Major Political Scandal In Mississippi, Text Messages Released

    04/05/2022 10:34:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | April 4, 2022 | by Darrelle Lincoln
    For well over a year, the public has known about Brett Favre receiving $1.1 million in Mississippi welfare funds for apparent no-show appearances, which he has since paid back. Now, a new report from Mississippi Today has more details that tie Favre to potential political corruption in Mississippi. Favre, who played collegiately at Southern Miss, was linked on Monday to a scandal involving former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. Mississippi Today reported connections between Favre, a drug company he invested in, public welfare funds, and Bryant. The hall of fame QB reportedly hoped to make a significant amount of money from...
  • Indiana’s GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoes bill barring biological males from girls’ sports

    03/22/2022 9:56:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2022 | Michael Gryboski
    The Republican governor of Indiana has vetoed a bill that would have prohibited biological males who identify as female to participate in female sporting competitions, expressing multiple concerns about the proposed legislation.Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed House Enrolled Act 1041 on Monday, explaining his reasoning in a letter to Indiana House of Representatives Speaker Todd Huston, also a Republican. Holcomb expressed concern with the bill’s “wide-open nature of the grievance provisions,” believing they made it “unclear about how consistency and fairness will be maintained for parents and students across different counties and school districts.”The governor worries about the potential for the...
  • Mississippi elementary school assistant principal is fired for reading class of children a book called 'I Need a New Butt' about a boy who notices a crack in his bottom and sets out to find a new one

    03/09/2022 6:36:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 67 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 9, 2022 | Alastair Talbot
    An assistant principal of a Mississippi elementary school says that he was fired after choosing to read a book about butts to a group of second graders. Gary Road Elementary School in Byram chose to lay off Toby Price without a warning after he read Dawn McMillan's book, 'I Need a New Butt,' to seven-and eight-year-old students last week, WJTV reported. Price confirmed he was given the boot in a Facebook post from March 7, sharing that he had been fired 'for reading an awesome book to kids'. He also created a GoFundMe page, in which he shares that 'I...
  • In Presenting Bill for Interstate Compact with Arkansas and Tennessee, Mississippi Senator Omits Unelected Quasi-Governmental Entity’s Broad Powers Including Eminent Domain, Passes Senate Unanimously

    03/06/2022 4:40:30 PM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | February 26, 2022 | Laura Baigert
    During his presentations of a bill that would enter the state of Mississippi into an interstate compact with Arkansas and Tennessee, the Senate sponsor completely omitted that, if passed, the law would create an unelected quasi-governmental entity with very broad powers, including eminent domain. The bill went on to pass the state Senate unanimously on February 3. SB2716, sponsored by Republican Senator David Parker (R-DeSoto), is a 17-page document that creates the RegionSmart Development District (District) and the RegionSmart Development Agency of the Greater Memphis Region (RegionSmart Development).
  • More GOP states now wagering on vaccine ‘passports’ technology (Arizona, Mississippi, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Utah)

    02/23/2022 2:53:02 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/23/2022 | BEN LEONARD
    Several Republican-leaning states that eschewed so-called vaccine passports over concerns that they limited freedom are now embracing the technology behind them so that their residents can travel and get their immunization and health records online. The technology — which allows proof of Covid-19 vaccination to be digitized and often includes a QR code — had been touted by supporters, largely in Democratic-leaning states, as a way to facilitate safer reopening after pandemic-related shutdowns. But now the technology is gaining momentum in at least five states — Arizona, Mississippi, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Utah... In South Carolina — SMART Health Cards...
  • Interior secretary tours civil rights sites in Mississippi

    02/15/2022 5:13:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 15, 2022 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS (D-AP)
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland toured Mississippi civil rights sites Tuesday, seeing the crumbling rural store that’s part of the history of the 1955 lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till and touring the home where state NAACP leader Medgar Evers was assassinated in 1963. Haaland traveled with White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory and Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson. The sites are in Thompson’s district, which encompasses the Delta flatlands and much of Mississippi’s capital city of Jackson. Haaland said she heard from young people who did not learn about Till while they were...
  • Black Mississippi lawmakers walk out of Senate in protest of critical race theory ban

    01/22/2022 10:53:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 22, 2022 | Patrick Reilly
    All 14 of Mississippi’s black, Democratic state senators refused to vote on a bill banning the teaching of critical race theory in the state’s public schools, walking out in protest instead. “This bill is not morally right,” Democratic Sen. Barbara Blackmon of Canton said during the debate ahead of the Friday vote before joining the walkout. Senate Bill 2113 passed 32-2 in the GOP-controlled chamber, with the only votes against it coming from two white Democrats. It will move to the state’s lower House, which is also controlled by Republicans, for review.
  • Every Black Mississippi senator walked out as white colleagues voted to ban critical race theory

    01/23/2022 9:04:45 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 42 replies
    Mississippi Today ^ | 1/21/22 | Bobby Harrison
    Every Black Mississippi senator walked out of the chamber Friday, choosing not to vote on a bill that sponsors said would prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in the state’s public schools and colleges and universities. The historic, unprecedented walkout came over a vote on the academic theory that state education officials and Republican lawmakers acknowledge is not even taught in Mississippi. Republicans hold supermajority control of the Senate, meaning they can pass any bill without a single Democratic vote. “We walked out as a means to show a visible protest to these proceedings,” state Sen. John Horhn, D-Jackson,...
  • All 14 black Democrat lawmakers in Mississippi Senate WALK OUT in protest over bill to ban teaching that 'any race is superior or inferior' and curb critical race theory in schools

    01/22/2022 1:20:14 PM PST · by knighthawk · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 22 2022 | CHRISTINA COULTER
    All 14 black Mississippi state senators, all Democrats, walked out before a vote on a bill that forbids teaching students at public schools and colleges that 'that any sex, race, ethnicity, religion or national origin is inherently superior or inferior.' The bill later passed passed 32-2, with only two Democratic legislators - David Blount and Hob Bryan, both white - voting against it. It now heads to the Mississippi state House for approval. The unprecedented walkout on Friday followed a two-hour debate when Democratic lawmakers asked whether or not Critical Race Theory (CRT), which centers on the idea that racism...
  • Jan. 6 Committee Seeks To Expand Govt. Authority To Spy On Citizens

    01/03/2022 5:49:38 PM PST · by grcuster · 15 replies
    OANN ^ | January 3, 2022 | OAN Newsroom
    The Democrat-controlled January 6 committee is proposing a new expansion to government surveillance programs. In an interview on Sunday, committee chairman Benny Thompson (D-Miss.) said the Democrat panel will recommend new legislation to boost government spying on citizens to prevent future protests at the U.S. Capitol. The Mississippi Democrat claimed broader surveillance is necessary to ensure security of the U.S. government. Thompson also denounced the January 6 protests,
  • 3 dead, 4 injured in Gulfport New Year’s Eve party shooting

    01/01/2022 8:37:18 PM PST · by Islander7 · 13 replies
    WLBT ^ | 1/1/2022 | By WLOX Staff
    GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Authorities are investigating an overnight fatal shooting in Gulfport. Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer said 911 calls came in at 11:58 p.m. reporting shots fired at a New Year’s Eve party in the 1200 block of Lewis Avenue. —-snip— Three men died from their injuries, and Switzer identified the victims as 23-year-old Corey Dubose of D’Iberville, 28-year-old Sedrick McCord of Gulfport, and 22-year-old Aubrey Lewis of Bay St. Louis.
  • Knoxville's Planned Parenthood total loss in early morning New Year's Eve fire

    01/01/2022 5:57:21 PM PST · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    Know News ^ | 12/31/2021 | Tyler Whetstone
    Knoxville’s Planned Parenthood building was engulfed in flames early Friday morning and is a total loss. Fire crews were called about 6:40 a.m. as heavy smoke was coming out of the back of the structure, Assistant Chief Brent Seymour said. There were no injuries to report. The building was being renovated and the clinic had not been used in some time. Seymour said it’s too early in the investigation, with parts of the building unsafe to enter, to be able to say what caused the fire. Representatives from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI have...
  • Good Riddance to Ralph Northam and Terry McAuliffe

    01/01/2022 4:51:45 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 41 replies
    Reason ^ | 30 Dec 2021 | Jason Russell
    It's rare for a single election result to spell the likely end of the careers of two politicians, but Virginia Democrats appear to have accomplished just that in 2021. With Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin's two–percentage point upset victory, angry parents likely put an end to the careers of current Gov. Ralph Northam and 2014–2018 Gov. Terry McAuliffe. As we bid adieu to 2021, let's take a ride down memory lane as we also bid good riddance to Northam and McAuliffe. McAuliffe's four years in office were plagued by corporate cronyism, which was not surprising given that an electric car company McAuliffe...
  • Roger Stone calls Jan. 6 committee chairman a 'buffoon' for equating 5th Amendment plea with guilt

    12/20/2021 2:31:40 PM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 15 replies
    just the news ^ | 12/20/2021 | Madeleine Hubbard
    Roger Stone called Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chairman of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, a "buffoon" for equating a Fifth Amendment plea to a confirmation of guilt.Thompson told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow several weeks ago that if "you want to assert the Fifth Amendment in terms of self-prosecution, it says that you have something to hide."When a person asks to plead the Fifth, refusing to answer questions to avoid self-incrimination, that "in some instances, that says you are part and parcel guilty to what occurred," Thompson also claimed."That shows you how ignorant this buffoon is,"...