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  • Texas SCOTUS Lawsuit Update - Another 17 States Have Joined In The Fight To Stop The Steal !!

    12/09/2020 1:56:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 113 replies
    U.S. Supreme Court ^ | December 9, 2020
    17 States have intervened in support of the Texas Lawsuit Amici curiae are the States of Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.The President has also filed a motion to personally interveneMore information here: One Third Of US States Have Now Joined Texas SCOTUS Bid To Overturn Election
  • VICTORY: Mississippi ordinance banning pro-life speech is lifted

    11/20/2020 3:17:45 PM PST · by Morgana
    Live Action News ^ | Nov 20 2020 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    An ordinance restricting noise around the vivid pink abortion facility in Jackson, Mississippi, has been overturned after just one year. The ordinance had also put into place a “buffer zone,” within which protesting was prohibited. This week, the Jackson City Council voted unanimously in favor of the Mississippi Justice Institute, which had filed a lawsuit seeking to have the ordinance overturned. “We are pleased that the city of Jackson has decided to do the right thing and end this unconstitutional restriction on free expression,” said Aaron Rice, the director of the Institute, in a press release. “This is a major...
  • Lawmaker calls for state to 'succeed from the union' after Biden's projected victory

    11/12/2020 7:32:31 AM PST · by Meatspace · 33 replies
    WJLA ^ | 11/11/20 | JACK HELEAN
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WBMA) — A Republican lawmaker in Mississippi called for his state to "succeed from the union" after projected president-elect Joe Biden's victory.
  • GOVERNMENT Mississippi Democrats must look for Plan C after stinging defeats Tuesday

    11/08/2020 10:28:16 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Nov 8, 2020
    Mississippi Democrats must be looking for a Plan C after Tuesday’s disappointing election results. Mike Espy ran a well-financed campaign — the best funded by a Democrat in the state’s history — as he embraced the national Democratic Party and its leaders in his challenge of incumbent U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. His goal was to put together a strong ground game to attract new, presumably progressive voters to the polls and to run sleek campaign ads trying to convince white suburban, primarily women voters to cross over and support him. He garnered roughly 42% of the vote in unofficial and...
  • NYT calls alabama missisippi tennessee, oklahoma for Trump. For biden: delaware, connecticut, illinois, maryland, massachusettes, rhode island

    11/03/2020 5:11:32 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 43 replies
  • These are the states voting this week to legalize marijuana

    11/02/2020 2:59:17 PM PST · by BeauBo · 44 replies
    Border Report ^ | Nov 2, 2020 | Nexstar Media Wire
    As voters head to the polls to select the next president, citizens of five states will decide whether to legalize medical or recreational marijuana. Right now, 33 states have legalized medical cannabis, according to CNN. Eleven of those states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. In 2016, pot measures passed in eight out of nine states where it was on the ballot. Here’s a look at the states where voters will decide the future of pot: Arizona A proposition on the ballot would legalize the possession and use of marijuana for adults who are 21 or older. People would be...
  • Hurricane Zeta

    10/25/2020 2:48:08 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 249 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 25 October 2020 | NOAA/NHC
    Tropical Storm Zeta has formed in the Western Caribbean Sea, destined for the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Mash the graphics below to enlarge. All links and images are self-updating. NHC Public Advisories NHC Forecast Discussions Tropical Tidbits by Levi Cowan Mobile AL Radar LoopNew Orleans Radar LoopNorthwest Florida Radar LoopHavana Weather LiveBuoy Obs Near Storm Track
  • Tropical depression forms and may be headed for Gulf Coast next week as Tropical Storm Zeta

    10/24/2020 6:04:29 PM PDT · by suthener · 29 replies ^ | Updated 7:28 PM; Today 7:21 AM | By Leigh Morgan
    Could the Gulf have yet another tropical storm soon? It continued to look more likely as of Saturday night, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters said Tropical Depression 28 had formed on Saturday afternoon south of Cuba. It could become Tropical Storm Zeta by Sunday and a hurricane by Tuesday, when it is expected to be in the southern Gulf. Landfall could come anywhere from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle -- including Alabama’s coast -- on Wednesday. However, it is expected weaken before then to a tropical storm.
  • A Federal Leasing and Development Ban Threatens America’s Energy Security and Economic Growth, Undermines Environmental Progress

    10/23/2020 10:30:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    American Petroleum Institute ^ | September 2020 | API
    Energy produced on federal lands and waters plays a critical role in America’s energy revolution, accounting for 12% of U.S. natural gas production and nearly a quarter of U.S. oil production. Here’s what’s projected to be at stake for U.S. energy leadership if a federal leasing and development ban is enacted according to new analysis prepared by OnLocation using EIA’s National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) which is used to produce their Annual Energy Outlook.
  • AP Road Trip: In Mississippi, Black voters face many hurdles

    10/22/2020 3:52:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 22, 2020 | By TIM SULLIVAN
    Meridian, Miss. - The old civil rights worker was sure the struggle would be over by now. He’d fought so hard back in the ’60s. He’d seen the wreckage of burned churches, and the injuries of people who had been beaten. He’d seen men in white hoods. At its worst, he’d mourned three young men who were fighting for Black Mississippians to gain the right to vote, and who were kidnapped and executed on a country road just north of here. But Charles Johnson, sitting inside the neat brick church in Meridian where he’s been pastor for over 60 years,...
  • With Fewer Covid Restrictions, South’s Economy Outperforms Nation

    10/17/2020 10:02:19 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 17, 2020 | Sarah Chaney and Kim Mackrael
    When coronavirus cases began surging across the South this summer, the region seemed destined for the same economic setback the Northeast suffered during the spring. But by the end of summer, the South’s economy remained largely unscathed from the wave of infections. Its unemployment rate had fallen to 6.9%, the lowest of any region in August. The number of people employed was 6% lower in August than in February, before most of the country locked down, compared with declines of 10.6% in the Northeast, 8.2% in the West and 7% in the Midwest. Consumers continued to spend at relatively high...
  • 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.
  • Hurricane Delta Upgraded to Cat-4..............

    10/06/2020 10:36:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    NOAA - NHC ^ | 1120 AM EDT Tue Oct 06 2020 | Brown
    000 WTNT61 KNHC 061520 TCUAT1 Hurricane Delta Tropical Cyclone Update NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL262020 1120 AM EDT Tue Oct 06 2020 ...RECENTLY RECEIVED DATA FROM A NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT DELTA HAS RAPIDLY STRENGTHENED INTO A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE... Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Delta is continuing to rapidly strengthen. The maximum winds have increased to near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts. This makes Delta a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. SUMMARY OF 1120 AM EDT...1520 UTC...INFORMATION --------------------------------------------------- LOCATION...18.2N 82.7W ABOUT 315 MI...510 KM ESE...
  • Hurricane Delta

    10/05/2020 5:44:03 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 354 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 5 October 2020 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane epidemic continues for the Gulf of Mexico. Delta is currently forecast to reach hurricane strength in the Gulf of Mexico. Wearily and warily, we are once again looking at potential dueling storms in the Gulf of Mexico. There is a possibility we witness a Fujiwhara effect between Delta and Gamma. Delta is expected to be the dominant storm system. Meanwhile, Gamma moved much further northeast than previously anticipated. Mash the graphics below to enlarge. All links and images are self-updating. Gamma Delta Gamma Public Advisory Delta Public Advisory Gamma Forecast Discussion Delta Forecast Discussion Florida Radar...
  • 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...
  • Hurricane Sally

    09/12/2020 10:56:19 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 424 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 12 September 2020 | NOAA/NHC
    The nineteenth named storm of the busy 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season developed off the southern Florida peninsula. The storm track forecast carries Sally across the southern FL peninsula into the Gulf of Mexico. Mash the graphics below to enlarge. All links and images are self-updating. NHC Public Advisories NHC Forecast Discussions NWS Local StatementsKey West Radar LoopMobile AL Radar LoopNew Orleans Radar Loop Buoy Obs Near Storm Track
  • '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.
  • 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...