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(Fox News)   Mississippi river closed at Vicksburg. This is not a repeat from 1863   (foxnews.com) divider line 66
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2013-04-22 03:45:54 AM

duke3522: The All-Powerful Atheismo: "War is hell!" - General Sheridan

Cool pic of Gen. Grant ya got there


The quote is Sherman, attributed to Sheridan, with a picture of Grant.


That is to say, you are flopping in his net.
 
2013-04-22 03:46:31 AM

Point02GPA: duke3522: The All-Powerful Atheismo: "War is hell!" - General Sheridan

Cool pic of Gen. Grant ya got there

Nice catch. Tip of the Ol' Hat to ya.


*sigh*
 
2013-04-22 03:57:54 AM

NicoFinn: A little Farker Trivia, I helped paint the murals in that town.


A little farker trivia, Vicksburg has the highest rate of STDs in the whole state.
 
2013-04-22 06:41:15 AM
I thought this happened a couple of months ago as well. Barges hitting that bridge. I also remember an incident in 2011.
 
2013-04-22 06:41:44 AM

texdent: wildcardjack: How does one "close" a river?

Is that how floods happen?

Dam?


I'll just leave this one here.

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2013-04-22 07:31:28 AM

duke3522: The All-Powerful Atheismo: "War is hell!" - General Sheridan

Cool pic of Gen. Grant ya got there


Except neither general said that; General Sherman did.
 
2013-04-22 07:41:25 AM

croesius: As someone who builds barges, you gotta fark up something MAJOR in order to sink one of these things. And to have several more in a partially submerged state? What the hell was going on up there? Maybe they aren't the same size as the ones I work on, but damn...


Isn't this a fairly regular occurrence?  I view it like a semi-trailer crash...they're not common, but they do a lot of damage when they do happen.

Even professionals screw up sometimes...hit a bridge, or the bank, with a full tow, and all that 1/2M(velocity squared) is going SOMEWHERE.
 
2013-04-22 07:50:21 AM

Krieghund: I'll grant you that was a nice headline, subby.


I was told there'd be no history!
 
2013-04-22 07:59:17 AM

Coastalgrl: I thought this happened a couple of months ago as well. Barges hitting that bridge. I also remember an incident in 2011.


It happens at least once a year.

I think it was last year that a barge got wrapped around one of the bridge supports for over a month.
 
2013-04-22 09:22:45 AM

vicejay: I live three blocks from that river.  I need to get my ass down to the levee more often for a walk.

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Except that's not a picture of Vicksburg.  That's a totally different bridge.
 
2013-04-22 11:08:48 AM

Bendal: duke3522: The All-Powerful Atheismo: "War is hell!" - General Sheridan

Cool pic of Gen. Grant ya got there

Except neither general said that; General Sherman did.


It was at Vicksburg where Gen. Grant did some of his best drinking.  That and at Petersburg.
 
2013-04-22 12:15:57 PM
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could have been worse.
 
2013-04-22 12:51:50 PM
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2013-04-22 01:02:17 PM
Been to the memorial in Vicksburg a few times.  It's beautiful.  Check it out if you get the chance.

My mother lived there during the time of Mississippi Burning.  It's largely the reason she refuses to go south of the Mason-Dixson line.
 
2013-04-22 05:15:06 PM

ypsifly: vicejay: I live three blocks from that river.  I need to get my ass down to the levee more often for a walk.

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But if the levee breaks you'll have no place to stay....


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2013-04-23 05:41:36 AM

chuggernaught: Been to the memorial in Vicksburg a few times.  It's beautiful.  Check it out if you get the chance.

My mother lived there during the time of Mississippi Burning.  It's largely the reason she refuses to go south of the Mason-Dixson line.


The city of Vicksburg got so butthurt over having to surrender during the war they just sat around and moped every 4th of July for anywheres from 40-80 years, depending who you talk to.
(Mississipians: We don't know the meaning of Surrender. Grant: To concede, admit defeat, give up an occupied position to an opposing force. Just stack up all your rifles there and you can all go home and get some poontang, Johnny. Reb soldiers: Sounds good to us.)
 
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