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Wed Feb 29, 2012, 10:22 AM

state by state speak your mind about...mississippi

i have been to mississippi a lot
she is a glorious place from the coastal bayous of the south to the piney woods of the north
she leads the world in farm raised catfish i dont know if you are a catfish eater but i am and farm raised catfish has a more palatable meat
so yay catfish farmers!
she also is a major producer to this day of cotton
she has played hostess to man for well over 10000 years and has extensive earthworks relating to these ancient
there is a darkness to her also that cannot be overlooked
in 1860 as war loomed every other human in mississippi was a slave
over half of the population
but at the turn of the next century over 2 out of every 3 landholders was an african american
this is one of the places made sacred by the blood of martyrs in the civil rights movement
the place the blues were born in and where elvis is from
its where you can trade your soul at midnight at a crossroads in the middle of nowhere
mississippi is still part of the past but also part of the future
go to mississippi and find out

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Reply state by state speak your mind about...mississippi (Original post)
SwampG8r Feb 2012 OP
snappyturtle Feb 2012 #1
Fumesucker Feb 2012 #2
snooper2 Feb 2012 #3
SwampG8r Mar 2012 #4
Selatius Mar 2012 #5
SwampG8r Mar 2012 #6
jkurtis Jan 2014 #7
gopiscrap Jan 2014 #8

Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 10:45 AM

1. Beautiful! I've only had the pleasure once.

Drove the length of the state to I-10. I thought it had
a quiet beauty....je ne sais quoi.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 10:56 AM

2. Lived in Gulfport for a while..

About a mile from Jeff Davis' old plantation manor, Beauvoir..

Back then it was a sleepy little beach town with blue water and white sand, I liked it there.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 10:59 AM

3. I highly recommend against living there, but if your only other choice is Arkansas

 

Pick Mississippi

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:33 AM

4. i am kicking it for the night shift

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:48 AM

5. I live on the Mississippi coast. This state is in desperate need of repairs, jobs, and investment.

Quite a large chunk of the Katrina reconstruction funds were squandered on graft and corruption, and there are plenty of neighborhoods that never rebuilt after the storm. The oil spill made matters worse, and contrary to what the state level agencies say, the seafood is still not safe to eat. If it were, tar and crude oil would not be washing up on the islands off the coast to this day. They merely forced all that oil to the bottom of the ocean where sea creatures live, by spraying millions of gallons of toxic dispersants on it.

The coast casinos never recovered pre-Katrina business levels as well as the coastal population size. The seafood industry is still reeling from BP. The shipyards are bleeding high-paying jobs now by the hundreds, many of them union jobs. We're sliding backward on so many fronts. The governor's new budget is proposing a 5 percent cut across the board for public education and universities, this in a state with one of the highest regressive sales taxes in the nation because the wealthiest don't want to pay through property taxes.

The people are nice but desperately ill-informed or simply ignorant of the situation with the state government. If people had proper information on which to make an informed decision, this state probably would've been the first to abandon the two-party system a long time ago and also pushed for publicly funded elections to remove the lobbyists out of Jackson. The people's potential is vast, but the energy is being diverted into divisive politics pitting workers against each other. They vote for politicians who don't give a fuck about them.

The only thing worthy of consideration is the people of Mississippi. If they could wake up, they'd clean house quickly.

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Response to Selatius (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 01:03 AM

6. thank you for responding

i wish every thread would have someone who would break down the realities so well
i didnt mention half of this on floridas page even though at least half of it applies
i agree about the people cleaning house and i hope it happens soon
i think a lot of our states will have to go bankrupt before they change their thinking

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2014, 02:31 PM

7. state

Alabama unofficial moto... Thank God for Mississippi

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Response to jkurtis (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 8, 2014, 10:14 PM

8. Welcome to DU

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