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Republicans successfully make Mississippi a "shithole state".

“We will do everything in our power to restore water pressure and get water flowing back to the people of Jackson,” the state’s Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday.

But the state did not help earlier. The city asked for $47 million to get ahead of the crisis with water and sewer repairs after the 2021 storm. The state’s legislature gave Jackson only $3 million, according to a report from CNN in April.

Help for crumbling infrastructure. The need to address the problem of crumbling infrastructure is something that has bipartisan agreement. Republicans and Democrats in Washington came together to pass the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law last November.

Of Mississippi’s four US House members, only one, Rep. Bennie Thompson, voted to spend money on things like water resources. In the Senate, Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi was among the Republicans who helped the bill defeat a filibuster to become law. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith opposed the spending. See how your senators voted for the infrastructure package.

It’s probably not enough money. The infrastructure law dedicates $283 million for water infrastructure, according to Wicker, but as of July, a White House information sheet lists $75 million in this type of funding for the entire state for fiscal year 2022, most of which is focused on lead pipe replacement.

Jackson’s mayor has said his city “literally” needs $1 billion for its entire water system to be replaced.

A disagreement on funding. A separate bill, the American Rescue Plan, passed by only Democrats during the pandemic, also created funding for water programs. Mississippi is making these funds available through a grant program in which it will split costs with cities like Jackson, according to the nonprofit Mississippi Today.

Lumumba and Reeves have previously disagreed on exactly how much money Jackson got from the American Rescue Plan: In early August, Reeves accused Lumumba and the city of squandering $90 million in Covid-19 relief funds. Lumumba said the city got only around $44 million and that the money went to the water system and public safety, according to a WJTV report from before the floods but during the boil-water notice.

Splitting costs. Reeves also made clear in his disaster declaration statement that he would be splitting costs for the emergency actions with the city.

Problems for a decade. The EPA has cited Jackson multiple times over the past decade, including most recently in July 2021 demanding plans to fix the water system. [link:https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/30/politics/jackson-mississippi-water-system-what-matters/index.html|

Mystal: "What Does Trump Have To Do To Go To Jail?" MSNBC


High School Abortion Rights Activists !! Super encouraging ! These gals are on it.

Other TENNESEE high scool kids are calling them asking how to start their own chapters.


Delta Rhythm Boys - Dry Bones (super early music video)


M - Pop Music. I guess this is what you guys want?

Have at it..


Sons Of Champlin "Freedom" (1969) Marin County band on Capitol Records

Another track from white-soul, hippy-dippy, pro-pot horn band.


Sweet Chilli Chicken!! Easy!

For two people.

Start steaming rice.

1 Lge Boneless/skinless chicken breast (not double). Cut into approx 1.5” cubes.

1 Lge fresh ginger. Really big thumb sized. Peeled, then coined or chopped. (Carrot peeler works great on ginger)

1 small bell pepper. 1” Any color. (this ingredient is a bonus, very good without it)

1/3 Cup of Mae Ploy Sweet Chilli Sauce.

1/4 Cup of white wine. I use cheap Chardonnay for cooking.

1 TBLSP dry red pepper flakes (bonus ingredient)

1 TBLSP dry basil (bonus ingredient)

Your tastes can guide your amounts of each ingredient, taste after adding some wine. Add more or not.


Cubed chicken in large hot frying pan with a dash of oil.
Add ginger and pepper flakes. Cover.
Brown chicken lightly simmer.
Add some basil if you have it.
Add Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce. Stir
Add white wine. Stir

Rice should be done.

Add bell pepper. Cooked but still crunchy.

Serve over rice.

Jimmy Garappalo - Where does he go? POLL

Talk is that there will be no trade made before the 8/30 roster cut deadline and the 9'ers will end up cutting him, leaving him free to go where he chooses. (9'ers didn't even provide him with a Play Book for the this season!)

Chumbawamba - Tubthumping -live


UK - In the Dead of the Night - Studio Version

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