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(WREG Memphis)   Actual headline because this is farking 2020: Mississippi governor rejects 'separate but equal' 2-flag plan   (wreg.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, United States, Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves, Jackson artist Laurin Stennis, late grandfather, United States Senate, Separate but equal, Flag of the United States, JACKSON  
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2020-06-23 8:04:24 AM  
All the separate but equal folks can go be equal somewhere separate.
 
2020-06-23 8:06:11 AM  

SomeAmerican: All the separate but equal folks can go be equal somewhere separate.


/thread
 
2020-06-23 8:13:05 AM  
Time to grow up, Mississippi.

Maybe that's why they like don, they think they can just have a hissy fit whenever they don't get their way.
 
2020-06-23 8:13:13 AM  
Separate but equal is never equal.
 
2020-06-23 8:16:24 AM  
The article is a but confusing.  The Governor doesn't want two flags which would mean keeping one with the Confederate flag and citing the concept as being divisive.  But doesn't say if he is opposed to changing the flag at all
 
2020-06-23 8:16:31 AM  
You know, if all the states that border the Gulf broke off into their own country, I wouldn't stop them. I know something like that was tried before, but maybe the timing just wasn't right back then.
 
2020-06-23 8:18:24 AM  
That's right, Mississippi. Wear your heritage of ownership of human beings proudly, you pieces of shiat.
 
2020-06-23 8:23:06 AM  
Come on, Mississippi, just make money off replacing the old flag. Everything else in the USA is about making money off obsolescence, why can't the flags and statues be the next big economic stimulus?
 
2020-06-23 8:24:50 AM  
Y'all thought it was a good plan for schools, so what's the problem?
 
2020-06-23 8:31:21 AM  
LOL. Mississippi is nearly 40% Black. I can't even think of a suitably ridiculous analogy.
 
2020-06-23 8:33:07 AM  
too soon?

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2020-06-23 8:35:24 AM  

Bowen: LOL. Mississippi is nearly 40% Black. I can't even think of a suitably ridiculous analogy.


Blackest state in the union baby.
 
2020-06-23 8:36:34 AM  
The irony is that their flag as a CSA state is pretty, well-designed, and doesn't contain the slap-in-your-face-offense that the current one does.  Has a nice magnolia tree on it and everything.
 
2020-06-23 8:40:07 AM  
Three actually. The cops have their own.
 
2020-06-23 8:41:28 AM  

FLMountainMan: The irony is that their flag as a CSA state is pretty, well-designed, and doesn't contain the slap-in-your-face-offense that the current one does.  Has a nice magnolia tree on it and everything.


Yeah, but the insult, the bullying, the affront, and the petty meanness are the whole point
 
2020-06-23 8:44:31 AM  

FLMountainMan: The irony is that their flag as a CSA state is pretty, well-designed, and doesn't contain the slap-in-your-face-offense that the current one does.  Has a nice magnolia tree on it and everything.


Huh, I was expecting something more like this:

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From this

To this
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As you can see, the second flag is way more inclusive.
 
2020-06-23 8:45:24 AM  
They could adopt a new state flag, then designate the old one as the state war flag.

Wouldn't be historically accurate, but that's probably not going to concern the people who ignore history anyway.
 
2020-06-23 8:46:35 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Come on, Mississippi, just make money off replacing the old flag. Everything else in the USA is about making money off obsolescence, why can't the flags and statues be the next big economic stimulus?


Specialty flags won't be quite as popular as specialty NFL jerseys.

/ I have the vintage state flag, the new state flag, the home and away flags, but I can't find the Color Rush(TM) flag in my size.
 
2020-06-23 8:46:45 AM  
Sorry, people being mad about change make me laugh, hard.
To me, I'm like

Maybe you should have picked you own cotton, f_+k face?
LOL.
 
2020-06-23 8:49:02 AM  
Should've let 'em go, Lincoln.
 
2020-06-23 8:51:41 AM  
Honestly, two different flags was never the way to go. The only way to solve the issue is to scrap the flag and replace it. Maybe they can go back to their pre-Civil War flag? Two flags just highlights the divide. The adult solution is to just change the flag altogether.
 
2020-06-23 8:52:12 AM  
Fark US flag thread:  it's just a piece of cloth!!1!

Fark Missississississsippi flag thread:  OMG IT MUST CHANGE
 
2020-06-23 8:52:59 AM  
I should add,
Some in this nation don't like Black people or Brown people.
Well, should have not used slaves. And should have learned from that and not used migrant labor.
For being so racist you'd think it keep you from hiring people you don't like, just because you are cheap cucks. LOL. You literally make you own problems, America. Hehehe.
 
2020-06-23 8:59:22 AM  
Trump tweeted earlier something about attacking statues is now a federal offense or something.
 
2020-06-23 9:00:29 AM  
Oh for farks sake, Mississippi. Just change the flag.
 
2020-06-23 9:00:40 AM  

waxbeans: I should add,
Some in this nation don't like Black people or Brown people.
Well, should have not used slaves. And should have learned from that and not used migrant labor.
For being so racist you'd think it keep you from hiring people you don't like, just because you are cheap cucks. LOL. You literally make you own problems, America. Hehehe.


You think the answer is "not used cheap/migrant labor?"
 
2020-06-23 9:05:31 AM  
Give 'em time.  It's only been seven years since they ratified the 13th Amendment, outlawing slavery.
 
2020-06-23 9:07:01 AM  
And again.....

Here's to the State of Mississippi for ES 483 (WIDESCREEN)
Youtube WU3o9Tl7zTk
 
2020-06-23 9:10:44 AM  

caffeine_addict: The article is a but confusing.  The Governor doesn't want two flags which would mean keeping one with the Confederate flag and citing the concept as being divisive.  But doesn't say if he is opposed to changing the flag at all


This. Plus it was like four paragraphs long. They certainly could have used something on switching it to one new flag.
 
2020-06-23 9:16:47 AM  

ChrisDe: You know, if all the states that border the Gulf broke off into their own country, I wouldn't stop them. I know something like that was tried before, but maybe the timing just wasn't right back then.


So, your solution to someone being an absolute criminal asshat is to reward them with what they want while both dooming 40% of the population to slavery AND violating Article IV Section 4 of the Constitution.  When the Aryan Brotherhood shows up to rape your daughter are you going to offer them milk and cookies too?
 
2020-06-23 9:16:48 AM  

1funguy: Time to grow up, Mississippi.

Maybe that's why they like don, they think they can just have a hissy fit whenever they don't get their way.


Time for the Gov to strap on a set and declare:

"We are one state - with citizens of many races and backgrounds. We are all equal and we as a state, reject the symbols of oppression and division. Therefore, we are removing the Confederate battle flag from our state flag, because it does not symbolize who we are."

There.
That wasn't so hard, was it?

It shouldn't be hard to know what is the right thing to do.
 
2020-06-23 9:17:23 AM  
I say keep the confederate flag.  In the spirit of
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2020-06-23 9:19:47 AM  

Resident Muslim: .

You think the answer is "not used cheap/migrant labor?"


Answer? No. But, it was a stupid choice. And, that cheap labor, has cost America, more than it will ever know.
And, to this very day, people are still stupid about labor.
People fight against paying 15 an hour.
(But, the only reason anyone wants 15 an hour is because we forced women to work. And those women was /are smarter and demanding more money than their men took. (Re:work for welfare 90s)
See, our policies are stupid. I should say business people and ugly people are stupid. They want to f&&k poor people and time and time again it blows up in their face. For like last 150 years. And definitely in the last 50 years hard core. Look at the root of problems and policies. It's being cheap, racist, or ugly/classist

Pour that money and hate into schools and the poor and you'd have less issues.
The more you try to oppress the poor the more problems you end up causing.
 
2020-06-23 9:21:39 AM  
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The new proposed flag design seems very simple, and would make this guy happy:

Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you've never noticed | Roman Mars
Youtube pnv5iKB2hl4



But, it should be THE official flag, what the headline suggests is pants on head stupid.  Idiots will still fly the old flag anyway, so, you can't stop that.
 
2020-06-23 9:22:47 AM  
Sorry racist Mississippi polticians, you can't "Why Not Both?" out of this one.
 
2020-06-23 9:22:56 AM  

I dont want to be on this planet anymore: FLMountainMan: The irony is that their flag as a CSA state is pretty, well-designed, and doesn't contain the slap-in-your-face-offense that the current one does.  Has a nice magnolia tree on it and everything.

Huh, I was expecting something more like this:

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From this

To this
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As you can see, the second flag is way more inclusive.


ʬ Wonder Showzen Diversity YouTube
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2020-06-23 9:25:18 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Fark US flag thread:  it's just a piece of cloth!!1!

Fark Missississississsippi flag thread:  OMG IT MUST CHANGE



"Stand up and worship the U.S. flag." No.

"Revere slavery and the confederacy because sunk cost fallacy." No.
 
2020-06-23 9:29:01 AM  
I got curious, having been there one time many years ago for a meeting. Sure enough, the Native American tribe running the Pearl River Resort has (or had, haven't been by in person lately) the U.S. Flag, the Mississippi State Flag, and a third one that I can't make out (maybe it's a Tribal flag).

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2020-06-23 9:30:48 AM  
Why would the state of Mississippi have incorporated the Battle Flag of the Armies of North Virginia into their state flag just after Reconstruction?  Unless of course it had another meaning by then....perhaps owing to its use by a certain "secret society"?

Imagine being a black child in Mississippi and having to stand every day in school, salute THAT flag and recite the following: "I salute the flag of Mississippi and the sovereign state for which it stands with pride in her history and achievements and with confidence in her future under the guidance of Almighty God."
 
2020-06-23 9:31:28 AM  
I'm honestly amazed they rejected it.
 
2020-06-23 9:34:44 AM  

dletter: [bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com image 400x266]

The new proposed flag design seems very simple, and would make this guy happy:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/pnv5iKB2​hl4]


But, it should be THE official flag, what the headline suggests is pants on head stupid.  Idiots will still fly the old flag anyway, so, you can't stop that.


My County's flag, it's basically visual cancer
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2020-06-23 9:35:05 AM  

Kooj: They could adopt a new state flag, then designate the old one as the state war flag.


If it's a war flag, it's the war for white supremacy.

The flag was adopted in 1894, while Mississippi was reversing the Reconstruction civil rights laws and relegating blacks back to a status near slavery.
 
2020-06-23 9:39:19 AM  

Magorn: dletter: [bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com image 400x266]

The new proposed flag design seems very simple, and would make this guy happy:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/pnv5iKB2​hl4]


But, it should be THE official flag, what the headline suggests is pants on head stupid.  Idiots will still fly the old flag anyway, so, you can't stop that.

My County's flag, it's basically visual cancer
[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x510]


I have a small thing for vexillology and I think that takes the award for the most hideous flag I've ever seen. Good lord.
 
2020-06-23 9:41:16 AM  
In the momentous step which our State has taken of dissolving its connection with the government of which we so long formed a part, it is but just that we should declare the prominent reasons which have induced our course.
Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery-- the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of commerce of the earth. These products are peculiar to the climate verging on the tropical regions, and by an imperious law of nature, none but the black race can bear exposure to the tropical sun. These products have become necessities of the world, and a blow at slavery is a blow at commerce and civilization.


Nina Simone: Mississippi Goddam
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2020-06-23 9:42:23 AM  

Magorn: dletter: [bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com image 400x266]

The new proposed flag design seems very simple, and would make this guy happy:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/pnv5iKB2​hl4]


But, it should be THE official flag, what the headline suggests is pants on head stupid.  Idiots will still fly the old flag anyway, so, you can't stop that.

My County's flag, it's basically visual cancer
[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x510]


The Red represents courage.
The Green represents respect for nature.
The sperm represents sperm.
 
2020-06-23 9:44:54 AM  
How sad that someone feels the need to hide their name because of the actions taken by their ancestors.
 
2020-06-23 9:45:23 AM  

JerryHeisenberg: NotThatGuyAgain: Fark US flag thread:  it's just a piece of cloth!!1!

Fark Missississississsippi flag thread:  OMG IT MUST CHANGE


"Stand up and worship the U.S. flag." No.

"Revere slavery and the confederacy because sunk cost fallacy." No.


I get it, both sides flags are bad.
 
2020-06-23 9:45:26 AM  

JerryHeisenberg: Magorn: dletter: [bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com image 400x266]

The new proposed flag design seems very simple, and would make this guy happy:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/pnv5iKB2​hl4]


But, it should be THE official flag, what the headline suggests is pants on head stupid.  Idiots will still fly the old flag anyway, so, you can't stop that.

My County's flag, it's basically visual cancer
[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x510]

The Red represents courage.
The Green represents respect for nature.
The sperm represents sperm.


and the weird black shapes I think  represent our alliance with the Shadows against the Vorlons
 
2020-06-23 9:47:05 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: How sad that someone feels the need to hide their name because of the actions taken by their ancestors.


Please. Do be telling me about it.
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2020-06-23 9:51:52 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: How sad that someone feels the need to hide their name because of the actions taken by their ancestors.


Why can't the Libs be proud of slavery and rape and torture like you are?
 
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