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2013-01-17 08:56:24 PM  
Do they also cut your hands off if you've stolen some bread?
 
2013-01-17 08:57:31 PM  

Nadie_AZ: F(ck the Deep South.


Done and done. What else can you do with idiots?
 
2013-01-17 08:57:55 PM  
img507.imageshack.us

YOU!

SHALL NOT!

PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASS GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!
 
2013-01-17 08:58:32 PM  

miss diminutive: Nadie_AZ: This is buried in the Main Page. It should have gone to Politics. This sh*t is the result of racial politics that the South has turned to since they lost the Civil War and their 'peculiar institution'.

Chick-fil-A?



Nice.
 
2013-01-17 08:59:01 PM  

LeafyGreens: Nadie_AZ: F(ck the Deep South.

Stop moving down here. Thanks!


Lol, perfect comment and Fark handle for this thread.
 
2013-01-17 08:59:17 PM  

Gilligann: Do they also cut your hands off if you've stolen some bread?


Nope, that's a cavity search to find the bread.
 
2013-01-17 09:00:22 PM  
I live in New York, and there was a kid from down the street that used to wander up to my yard and scream obscenities at my kids, he threw rocks at my new car in my driveway, he beat the crap out of my son for a football, and beat the crap out of one of my sons friends and stole his bike, and when I called the cops they said there was nothing they could do because he was only 14.

WTFark? Clearly Mississippi and New York are in completely different countries.
 
2013-01-17 09:06:36 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
Hold on now. just hold on one dang minute. We're nice here, in Mississippi. Mississippi friendly.
We leave the ropes at home now.
 
2013-01-17 09:07:35 PM  

Ennuipoet: Nadie_AZ: F(ck the Deep South.

To be honest I find these people anything but deep,  These are the sort of people that read the Sunday comics with a yellow highlighter in case they stumble across a particularly meaningful passage in Beetle Bailey.
                            --Dennis Miller (before he went crazy)


Those were the days.

I loved you, Dennis. How could you get so greedy/stupid?


/farking pussy
 
2013-01-17 09:08:35 PM  
Are people born racist or is it a choice they make? I'm starting to think its the former. I hope no one proves that because then you'll have people campaigning for racists' rights.
 
2013-01-17 09:09:52 PM  
Cue the Mississippi hate. For all of you saying "fark mississippi", "fark the deep south" and "southern whites are the ones that fark things up", I highly suggest you move to Mississippi for a bit. Racial politics are played so hard by both sides that they frequently cut to the bone. You'll fit right in with the angry racists of all stripes that we have, and whatever side you favor, you'll have at least 50% of the population that agrees with you.

This makes me very, very angry. It shouldn't happen, and those involved should be penalized with the loss of their wealth and freedoms.

That said, if you haven't lived in the deep south, you probably don't understand the intractable problems that Mississippi faces in today's society. You think - "oh, if only those confederate loving, gun toting, bible thumping whites weren't so racist all of the problems would magically go away." It's not that simple. And if you think it is, you are part of the problem.
 
2013-01-17 09:10:50 PM  
I live in Mississippi, about 10 minutes from Memphis. We aren't all racist, ignorant jackasses.
 
2013-01-17 09:12:42 PM  
If flatulence was illegal I would top every "Most Wanted" list in every nation in the world.

/Crohn's Disease and developing some kind of weird food intolerance
//it's not pretty
 
2013-01-17 09:12:43 PM  
Here's to the schools of Mississippi
Where they're teaching all the children that they don't have to care
All of rudiments of hatred are present everywhere
And every single classroom is a factory of despair
There's nobody learning such a foreign word as fair
Oh, here's to the land you've torn out the heart of
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of

/For Underheath her borders, the devil draws no lines,
The calender is lyin' when it reads the present time.
//RIP Phil Ochs
 
2013-01-17 09:16:22 PM  

Jument: If flatulence was illegal I would top every "Most Wanted" list in every nation in the world.

/Crohn's Disease and developing some kind of weird food intolerance
//it's not pretty


For you. Now available in school colors.
 
2013-01-17 09:19:43 PM  
Jail for black kids who fart in the South and a slap on the wrist for HSBC execs who laundered BILLIONS of dollars for drug cartels and terrorists.

Just another day in America.
 
2013-01-17 09:23:29 PM  
Why do we let these people breed?
 
2013-01-17 09:24:35 PM  

namegoeshere: crazydave023: I wonder what the reason is behind doing this? There seems to be no real benefit to anyone by locking these kids up at such an early age.

For-profit juvenile jails. And they're just black kids. They'll end up behind bars eventually - might as well make some money off 'em.

/no I don't think this
//Mississippi school officials do, though


You hit it right on and there is no one to defend these people. This is incarceration for profit at it's finest and most vulnerable. I am ashamed to be an American citizen sometimes.
 
2013-01-17 09:26:08 PM  

Elegy: Cue the Mississippi hate. For all of you saying "fark mississippi", "fark the deep south" and "southern whites are the ones that fark things up", I highly suggest you move to Mississippi for a bit. Racial politics are played so hard by both sides that they frequently cut to the bone. You'll fit right in with the angry racists of all stripes that we have, and whatever side you favor, you'll have at least 50% of the population that agrees with you.

This makes me very, very angry. It shouldn't happen, and those involved should be penalized with the loss of their wealth and freedoms.

That said, if you haven't lived in the deep south, you probably don't understand the intractable problems that Mississippi faces in today's society. You think - "oh, if only those confederate loving, gun toting, bible thumping whites weren't so racist all of the problems would magically go away." It's not that simple. And if you think it is, you are part of the problem.


I have grown up in the deep south and I know what you mean. I have witnessed the racism being proudly displayed by all types. Although, it isn't just the deep south that pull this crap. I see it in Flint and Detroit as well. It is different by having more people accepting other people as fellow human beings than the south, but there are people who like to exploit the differences. It takes everyone to rid themselves of the distrust they have for everyone different before anything will change. I had a coworker that didn't trust any of us at first because he stuck out, but when time passed he realized we liked him just fine. Give everyone a chance for if they mess up, you have time later to not like them.

/racism doesn't always wave a confederate flag
 
2013-01-17 09:26:57 PM  
Once again, I'm wondering if we ended Reconstruction several generations too soon.
 
2013-01-17 09:27:32 PM  
i30.photobucket.com

/someone's getting `ripped' off
 
2013-01-17 09:37:30 PM  
Nina Simone is just as relevant today as she was 48 years ago...
Mississippi Goddam
 
2013-01-17 09:40:21 PM  

lack of warmth: Elegy: Cue the Mississippi hate. For all of you saying "fark mississippi", "fark the deep south" and "southern whites are the ones that fark things up", I highly suggest you move to Mississippi for a bit. Racial politics are played so hard by both sides that they frequently cut to the bone. You'll fit right in with the angry racists of all stripes that we have, and whatever side you favor, you'll have at least 50% of the population that agrees with you.

This makes me very, very angry. It shouldn't happen, and those involved should be penalized with the loss of their wealth and freedoms.

That said, if you haven't lived in the deep south, you probably don't understand the intractable problems that Mississippi faces in today's society. You think - "oh, if only those confederate loving, gun toting, bible thumping whites weren't so racist all of the problems would magically go away." It's not that simple. And if you think it is, you are part of the problem.

I have grown up in the deep south and I know what you mean. I have witnessed the racism being proudly displayed by all types. Although, it isn't just the deep south that pull this crap. I see it in Flint and Detroit as well. It is different by having more people accepting other people as fellow human beings than the south, but there are people who like to exploit the differences. It takes everyone to rid themselves of the distrust they have for everyone different before anything will change. I had a coworker that didn't trust any of us at first because he stuck out, but when time passed he realized we liked him just fine. Give everyone a chance for if they mess up, you have time later to not like them.

/racism doesn't always wave a confederate flag


The deep South and Detroit are incredibly racist places.  The South is at least a bit more polite about it. Your coworker knew what they were up against. You might also like to rid yourself of your upbringing and attitudes. Blaming "them" for the way they are treated isn't helping.
 
2013-01-17 09:43:55 PM  

anuran: Nina Simone is just as relevant today as she was 48 years ago...
Mississippi Goddam


anuran: Nina Simone is just as relevant today as she was 48 years ago...
Mississippi Goddam


Nina is always relevant.
 
2013-01-17 09:47:03 PM  

anuran: Nina Simone is just as relevant today as she was 48 years ago...
Mississippi Goddam


great song, great post. +1 Internets for you.

and hopefully some day Ol Miss will have enough sober, educated and enlightened adults that they can vote a better class of scumbag administrators and politicians into office to lead the way.

it pisses me off how little is united in the United States. for such conditions to exist in 2013 is nothing shy of shameful sin.
 
2013-01-17 09:54:46 PM  
I lived in Biloxi (Ocean Springs) for years. Awesome school district (no snark, it was actually excellent). I got in all sorts of good, clean trouble on the beaches and sneaking into the casinos. I guess the coast of Mississippi is much better, but this would only be an assumption. I would move back there in a heartbeat.

Still wtf, Miss'ippi? STAHP.
 
2013-01-17 10:01:01 PM  

lack of warmth: Elegy: Cue the Mississippi hate. For all of you saying "fark mississippi", "fark the deep south" and "southern whites are the ones that fark things up", I highly suggest you move to Mississippi for a bit. Racial politics are played so hard by both sides that they frequently cut to the bone. You'll fit right in with the angry racists of all stripes that we have, and whatever side you favor, you'll have at least 50% of the population that agrees with you.

This makes me very, very angry. It shouldn't happen, and those involved should be penalized with the loss of their wealth and freedoms.

That said, if you haven't lived in the deep south, you probably don't understand the intractable problems that Mississippi faces in today's society. You think - "oh, if only those confederate loving, gun toting, bible thumping whites weren't so racist all of the problems would magically go away." It's not that simple. And if you think it is, you are part of the problem.

I have grown up in the deep south and I know what you mean. I have witnessed the racism being proudly displayed by all types. Although, it isn't just the deep south that pull this crap. I see it in Flint and Detroit as well. It is different by having more people accepting other people as fellow human beings than the south, but there are people who like to exploit the differences. It takes everyone to rid themselves of the distrust they have for everyone different before anything will change. I had a coworker that didn't trust any of us at first because he stuck out, but when time passed he realized we liked him just fine. Give everyone a chance for if they mess up, you have time later to not like them.

/racism doesn't always wave a confederate flag


Why did your co-worker not trust you "at first because he stuck out?"

Was he really tall? Red hair? Missing a limb? Wore a Jonas Brothers concert t-shirt on casual Friday?
 
2013-01-17 10:01:10 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: [img507.imageshack.us image 550x256]

YOU!

SHALL NOT!

PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASS GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!


The Balrog can light its farts without having to use a lighter.

Bet you with you had that ability.
 
2013-01-17 10:03:24 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Balrog can light its farts without having to use a lighter.


These are not happy times for M. Bison.
 
2013-01-17 10:14:27 PM  
Elegy...Thank you...I was on my way to login to say the exact same thing. I've just returned to Mississippi from Canada after my six year Katrina tantrum. Instead of damning this place, please come and help. Snarking online doesn't help anyone. This state isn't any more or less racist than any other. There is, however, a deeply entrenched conservative regime using socio-economic repression to maintain its majority...and it isn't about RACE. I live on the Coast, famously hated by the rest of the state for being the den of gambling and drinking and all other vice (and a bunch of immigrants and Catholics). Nevermind the fact that those casinos and tourist activities provided the majority of the economy for the entire state. Do you know what they did to us after Katrina? Hell, how many of you even realize we were hit by Katrina? They punished us good and it was universal, not racial. Now they can keep us in line. Things are impossible to change, despite the best of intentions and the actual percentage of reasonable people. By all means be horrified by the way Mississippi operates, but do not blame the entire population. Pro-actively help us to oust this regime. Help us to align our government with the rest of the nation. I honestly feel like I've moved to a developing nation here at great personal expense. Help me be part of the solution or just hush up. How can we even come to you for help when the universal perception of us is so unreasonable and unjust? How can we overcome this regime and your hatred?

/thoughts of Charlie Chaplin
//not always a bleeding heart
 
2013-01-17 10:15:44 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: [img507.imageshack.us image 550x256]

YOU!

SHALL NOT!

PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASS GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!

The Balrog can light its farts without having to use a lighter.

Bet you with you had that ability.


I jutht with I could thop lithping.
 
2013-01-17 10:17:13 PM  

AbbeySomeone: Blaming "them" for the way they are treated isn't helping.


I saw lack of warmth's story not as an attempt to cast blame, but more of a touching story about overcoming racial reticence through an honest attempt at getting to know another person. Cross-racial friendships are entirely possible in the south, but that doesn't mean that they aren't initially difficult because of a degree of wariness on the part of all the participants.

Romanticizing "them" isn't helping, either. You're implying that discrimination in the south only works one way, and that somehow all of the racial tension or racism is the fault of whites only. This is demonstrably not the case, and it is a big part of that whole "intractable problems with Mississippi that sadly will never be solved in my lifetime."

For example, spatial segregation is the status quo down here, and it is strictly enforced by both sides. Hell, come visit. I'll take you home to see my family. If you're white, we'll take a walk through some towns in the delta, or downtown Crackson (Jackson). Assuming we don't get assaulted or arrested for being white in a black area, you'll get the point inside 10 minutes. If you're black, it'll be like an interracial comedy team - we can go to the white areas and watch everyone call the police on you for being black, and we can go to the black areas and watch me get beat up for being white. If you're asian or other, it could be fun too, but mostly because you'll confuse the shiat out of everyone, as those groups make up a vanishingly small portion of the population.

This is why I say Mississippi's problems are intractable. If it was only one group's problem, then outside intervention (i.e. the federal governement) could step in and fix it fairly quickly.  But it's not, and casting it in that light only obscures the problem and makes it harder to fix.
 
2013-01-17 10:18:10 PM  
If their parents weren't feeding them bean pies, ribs, chicken and chitlins they wouldn't have had the flatulence to begin with...

Das Raciss I know
 
2013-01-17 10:26:25 PM  
 
2013-01-17 10:27:31 PM  

AbbeySomeone: The deep South and Detroit are incredibly racist places.  The South is at least a bit more polite about it. Your coworker knew what they were up against. You might also like to rid yourself of your upbringing and attitudes. Blaming "them" for the way they are treated isn't helping.


My coworker had simply assumed as you are assuming a lot about me now. What "them" do you think I am blaming? I don't care what color a racist is when a racist acts stupid, it bothers me. If you are suggesting some racist should be given a free pass because other folks treated them bad first, then that is part of the problem. No matter why hatred and distrust is instilled in someone, it is not right to mistreat someone else based on that prejudice. I have had people tell me racist jokes, thinking I would laugh. I have had people treat me like crap, because they thought I was racist. I have had racist slurs thrown at me. I have already lived multiple sides of this issue and I will not assume anything about anybody, till I meet them. Stop assuming about me till you meet me.
 
2013-01-17 10:28:35 PM  

take_flight: I live in New York, and there was a kid from down the street that used to wander up to my yard and scream obscenities at my kids, he threw rocks at my new car in my driveway, he beat the crap out of my son for a football, and beat the crap out of one of my sons friends and stole his bike, and when I called the cops they said there was nothing they could do because he was only 14.

WTFark? Clearly Mississippi and New York are in completely different countries.


Some one beat the crap out of your kid and your response was to make a phone call?

This is why normal people get concerned when New Yorkers start having opinions on how the rest of us protect our families.

Nevermind Mississippi is a third world hell hole as well. New York is just a different kind of third world hell hole.
 
2013-01-17 10:36:34 PM  

KangTheMad: Keizer_Ghidorah: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: [img507.imageshack.us image 550x256]

YOU!

SHALL NOT!

PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASS GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!

The Balrog can light its farts without having to use a lighter.

Bet you with you had that ability.

I jutht with I could thop lithping.


Shaddup your face.
 
2013-01-17 10:38:16 PM  

Nadie_AZ: F(ck the Deep South.


Sorry to dispel your bigotry, but it's not just the "deep south". Try deep California.

Link

Pointing fingers and spewing hate adds to the problem. Try not being a hateful bigot yourself before pointing fingers at someone else. mkay?
 
2013-01-17 10:56:44 PM  
Am I the only one wondering where the details of the farting case is? I see a line from the author...

Woke up, went to school, went to jail for farting. Mississippi, goddamn.

Ok. And another kid who violated dress code and was sent home in a police car. Possibly because of lack of transportation, no school bus is going to take him home. But oh well, let's all start frothing at the mouth.
 
2013-01-17 11:00:01 PM  

part of the problem: take_flight: I live in New York, and there was a kid from down the street that used to wander up to my yard and scream obscenities at my kids, he threw rocks at my new car in my driveway, he beat the crap out of my son for a football, and beat the crap out of one of my sons friends and stole his bike, and when I called the cops they said there was nothing they could do because he was only 14.

WTFark? Clearly Mississippi and New York are in completely different countries.

Some one beat the crap out of your kid and your response was to make a phone call?

This is why normal people get concerned when New Yorkers start having opinions on how the rest of us protect our families.

Nevermind Mississippi is a third world hell hole as well. New York is just a different kind of third world hell hole.


I think assault on one's child warrants a phone call to the cops, no?  It's not like they called Oprah or something.  Even if the 14-year-0ld beat the piss out of your child, beating the piss out of that kid will just land you in a shiat-ton of trouble.  I mean, that was what you were suggesting, right?  If it was a grown adult that did it.....yeah, I could see the visceral reaction to assault them back, but a minor?  I'd cover my ass and call the po-po.
 
2013-01-17 11:03:54 PM  
For-profit prisons should be immediately banned.  It's just too great a temptation for sleazy judges and legislators to send more people to prison for stupid reasons to get those sweet, sweet kickbacks.  It's an invitation to corruption and massive civil rights violations.
 
2013-01-17 11:05:02 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Nadie_AZ: F(ck the Deep South.

Sorry to dispel your bigotry, but it's not just the "deep south". Try deep California.

Link

Pointing fingers and spewing hate adds to the problem. Try not being a hateful bigot yourself before pointing fingers at someone else. mkay?


So you're upset because he only mentioned one place where this occurs and because "Stop being bigoted towards bigotry!"?
 
2013-01-17 11:07:03 PM  
Fark has had so many thread that leave me thanking and praising Biki that I live in the Bay area.
This is one of them.

\A big chunk of the others are threads involving cycling.
 
2013-01-17 11:10:21 PM  

trappedspirit: Am I the only one wondering where the details of the farting case is? I see a line from the author...

Woke up, went to school, went to jail for farting. Mississippi, goddamn.

Ok. And another kid who violated dress code and was sent home in a police car. Possibly because of lack of transportation, no school bus is going to take him home. But oh well, let's all start frothing at the mouth.


The fact he was sent home because of his freaking shoes shows how far these idiots have fallen, not to mention wasting the time of a police officer by making him play taxi. Of course, someone who thinks pointing out obvious stupidity = "frothing at the mouth" likely has a hard time thinking clearly about things.
 
2013-01-17 11:13:41 PM  
I recently took a job in GA. Coming from NE i have to say "Wow, the south its a very strange place!"

We had a plan that i would commute on the weekends until we could sell our house etc. After being there for a month or so it became very clear that there was no way that was going to happen. I was so happy when another position in the NE came my way. I took a cut in pay but at least its not the south.
 
2013-01-17 11:17:27 PM  

jake_lex: For-profit prisons should be immediately banned.  It's just too great a temptation for sleazy judges and legislators to send more people to prison for stupid reasons to get those sweet, sweet kickbacks.  It's an invitation to corruption and massive civil rights violations.


b...b...but free market!
 
2013-01-17 11:17:39 PM  

KangTheMad: So I see Carlton Lassiter has moved to Mississippi.


That's not fair. He'd lock up all races equally and for far less heinous 'crimes'.
 
2013-01-17 11:19:01 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: So you're upset because he only mentioned one place where this occurs and because "Stop being bigoted towards bigotry!"?


I wasn't upset. Just hoping to dispel the blatant bigotry. On the other hand, you sound quite upset that I pointed out it's not just the deep south though, which is curious.

Singling out one group is pretty misleading yes. It's like saying "Gays should stop spreading aids so much." When it's not just a gay problem.
 
2013-01-17 11:26:18 PM  
Fark needs a Mississippi tag, end of story.
 
2013-01-17 11:30:42 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: The fact he was sent home because of his freaking shoes shows how far these idiots have fallen, not to mention wasting the time of a police officer by making him play taxi. Of course, someone who thinks pointing out obvious stupidity = "frothing at the mouth" likely has a hard time thinking clearly about things.


I was talking about the comments in this thread. But thanks for the insult.
 
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