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2021-01-11 4:21:54 PM  
This is great...until the next big supremacy group calls themselves the Magnolia Coalition. Then it's back to the drawing board, even if you were first.

/swastika
//OK sign
///Gadsden
////etc slashie
 
2021-01-11 4:26:22 PM  
Gotta get God's name on it or they'll be forced to keep being Mississippi for another thousand years.
 
2021-01-11 4:30:12 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Magnolia Coalition


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2021-01-11 4:30:24 PM  
oh good, they picked the magnolia! i think all but one of the finalists they considered featured it, so not a huge surprise.

i LOVE southern magnolia trees.

(and if they really want they can just listen to "strange fruit" and remember they're probably still racists.....)
 
2021-01-11 4:35:18 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: This is great...until the next big supremacy group calls themselves the Magnolia Coalition. Then it's back to the drawing board, even if you were first.

/swastika
//OK sign
///Gadsden
////etc slashie


Can't spell 'magnolia' without 'MAGA!'
 
2021-01-11 4:36:18 PM  
Here's to the State of Mississippi for ES 483 (WIDESCREEN)
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Here's to the State of Mississippi
 
2021-01-11 4:39:50 PM  
Next political battle will be forcing federal-down-to local-governments to remove any mention of "god" from anything government related.
 
2021-01-11 4:41:09 PM  
White Flower!

s/Fl/P/g
 
2021-01-11 4:44:08 PM  

GardenWeasel: White Flower!

s/Fl/P/g


The most epic possible comment on this topic.

I regret that I have but one "Haw haw" to give to this.
 
2021-01-11 5:01:37 PM  
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I still prefer this Mississippi flag design candidate...especially the smallest of small print used for the motto. It just screams "below the Mason-Dixon Line" to me.
 
2021-01-11 5:19:43 PM  
That's a good start. Now just get rid of the "In god we trust".
 
2021-01-11 5:20:06 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: This is great...until the next big supremacy group calls themselves the Magnolia Coalition. Then it's back to the drawing board, even if you were first.

/swastika
//OK sign
///Gadsden
////etc slashie


You think they can even spell that?
 
2021-01-11 5:20:51 PM  
Isn't MS last or near last for everything in the USA, except for obesity. Maybe they should stop trusting in god and go to a gym.
 
2021-01-11 5:22:33 PM  

GypsyJoker: NikolaiFarkoff: This is great...until the next big supremacy group calls themselves the Magnolia Coalition. Then it's back to the drawing board, even if you were first.

/swastika
//OK sign
///Gadsden
////etc slashie

Can't spell 'magnolia' without 'MAGA!'


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magnolia = maga lion
 
2021-01-11 5:22:45 PM  

SoCalChris: That's a good start. Now just get rid of the "In god we trust".


meh, it's a traditional American slogan, that frankly, kinda transcends organized religion at this point.
 
2021-01-11 5:22:57 PM  
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2021-01-11 5:23:37 PM  
I'm less impressed with their new license plates

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2021-01-11 5:24:24 PM  
Big step forward, but putting religious bullshiat on the new flag shows there's still quite a way to go.
 
2021-01-11 5:25:35 PM  
Yeah, it's aiggggggght.
On the down side, you're still in Mississippi.
 
2021-01-11 5:25:37 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: This is great...until the next big supremacy group calls themselves the Magnolia Coalition. Then it's back to the drawing board, even if you were first.

/swastika
//OK sign
///Gadsden
////etc slashie


They better not ruin magnolias or so help me...thats my favorite flower!
 
2021-01-11 5:26:51 PM  
Rotate the flower 90o and...

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2021-01-11 5:27:05 PM  
Could do without the "in God we trust" bit, but overall I give it a 9/10 for overall style, design, and not-racist-ness.
 
2021-01-11 5:27:20 PM  

Walker: Yeah, it's aiggggggght.
On the down side, you're still in Mississippi.


I will say this about Mississippi, they have the smoothest, most quiet paving on the Interstate of any state I've been in. Really helps your peace of mind to know that may actually get out of there alive.
 
2021-01-11 5:27:56 PM  

GanjSmokr: [Fark user image image 400x293]


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SCREW YOU, MAGNOLIANS!
 
2021-01-11 5:28:11 PM  
I like the magnolia..But that is just too damn complicated of a flag...IMHO they could have just had
the magnolia on a blue field with stars around it, and it would have been awesome..


/not a vexiologist
// do not play one on TV
/// Not posting from a Holiday Inn Express in Biloxi
 
2021-01-11 5:28:33 PM  
Critics had long said the flag was a racist symbol that failed to represent a state with the largest percentage of Black residents in the nation.

But yet it's one of the deepest red states in the nation. Go figure.
 
2021-01-11 5:28:33 PM  

Mussel Shoals: [Fark user image 600x340]

I still prefer this Mississippi flag design candidate...especially the smallest of small print used for the motto. It just screams "below the Mason-Dixon Line" to me.


Hah. My college crowd from SC went to upstate rural New York for one of ours' weddings. Over the course of the weekend, nights were spent around her family's pond with a bonfire. We must have improved the bloodline of their mosquitos what would have taken nature centuries. By the time we left, all the slow, lazy ones were dead. We were used to southern mosquitos, and the damn yankee skeeters were just milquetoast weaklings.
 
2021-01-11 5:30:06 PM  
Meanwhile
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Bf+
2021-01-11 5:30:07 PM  
As a testament to how insanely stupid racists are, that isn't the "stars and bars"... The "stars and bars" is a completely different flag, that, you know... actually has bars on it.Of course, they also call it the confederate flag, and it's not even that.  There was a confederate flag that was white with a little square "southern cross" in the corner, but the rectangular flag they wave only came into popularity during the lynchings of the reconstruction era as a symbol against civil rights.  So, anytime someone references "heritage" or whatever, keep in mind they have no clue about the heritage of which they speak... they're simply straight-up lying, stupid, racist assholes.
 
2021-01-11 5:30:15 PM  

Icarus_Rising: Could do without the "in God we trust" bit, but overall I give it a 9/10 for overall style, design, and not-racist-ness.


yea overall its pretty good.
im willing to give them credit for moving gradually into the 1870's.  let's not rush them on having a secular govt.
 
2021-01-11 5:31:08 PM  
It actually is a really nice flag. I'm legitimately impressed that's what they came up with. Good on 'em.
 
2021-01-11 5:31:46 PM  

drewsclues: SoCalChris: That's a good start. Now just get rid of the "In god we trust".

meh, it's a traditional American slogan, that frankly, kinda transcends organized religion at this point.


Yeah, tell that to anyone who isn't a Christian.  Like atheists and Jews and Muslims.  And queers.  We're all well aware of what this slogan means.

We should go back to "E Pluribus Unum," as it doesn't try to assert that this is a Christian nation.
 
2021-01-11 5:33:38 PM  
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Pet peeve (and not really directed at you, dear constant poster - let me flag-plain).

Their flag had a representation on the Army of Virginia battle flag in (as) its' canton.
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THIS is the stars and bars.
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The hilarious part (and the main point) is Cletus and other yokels who claim it's "about history, not hate," often make the same mistake.

As for this:
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It is a good looking flag, but why copy Saudi Arabia with the god nonsense?

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Yes, it was to placate the locals having to give up their rascist symbology, we know; but so much for separation of church and state... This IS a government flag.


/words on flags suck in general anyway
 
2021-01-11 5:34:05 PM  
I do like the new flag.  It's probably now the thing I like best about Mississippi, although I will at least give them credit for delta blues.  Only the black population gets to claim that one, though.
 
2021-01-11 5:34:34 PM  

luna1580: i LOVE southern magnolia trees.


Me too. I'm originally from central Arkansas where magnolias are everywhere. The blossoms smell really nice and when the petals fall off, they become brown and leathery.  When I was 10 years old, I gathered up some brown, leathery petals and attempted to sew them together to create a shirt of leather armor.  But they...um decomposed.
 
2021-01-11 5:34:54 PM  

Bf+: As a testament to how insanely stupid racists are, that isn't the "stars and bars"... The "stars and bars" is a completely different flag, that, you know... actually has bars on it.Of course, they also call it the confederate flag, and it's not even that.  There was a confederate flag that was white with a little square "southern cross" in the corner, but the rectangular flag they wave only came into popularity during the lynchings of the reconstruction era as a symbol against civil rights.  So, anytime someone references "heritage" or whatever, keep in mind they have no clue about the heritage of which they speak... they're simply straight-up lying, stupid, racist assholes.


We're thinking along the same lines.
 
2021-01-11 5:36:33 PM  

Walker: Critics had long said the flag was a racist symbol that failed to represent a state with the largest percentage of Black residents in the nation.

But yet it's one of the deepest red states in the nation. Go figure.


That's because the white population (about 60%) vote at a 85-90% R clip, as opposed to the roughly 60-40 R-D clip for whites across America as a whole.
 
2021-01-11 5:36:50 PM  

drewsclues: SoCalChris: That's a good start. Now just get rid of the "In god we trust".

meh, it's a traditional American slogan, that frankly, kinda transcends organized religion at this point.


Traditional for roughly 1/4 of the time we've been a country.

So not that traditional, get rid of the bs.
 
2021-01-11 5:39:06 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: This is great...until the next big supremacy group calls themselves the Magnolia Coalition. Then it's back to the drawing board, even if you were first.

/swastika
//OK sign
///Gadsden
////etc slashie


Georgia O'Keefe approves.
 
2021-01-11 5:39:58 PM  
During a signing ceremony, Reeves said the old flag was "a prominent roadblock to unity."
The new flag has a magnolia and the phrase, "In God We Trust."


Drop one roadblock to unity, but add another.  Good job, guys.

/Baby steps, I guess...
 
2021-01-11 5:41:27 PM  
Now they just need to remove "god" from the flag and they'll be all set.
 
2021-01-11 5:43:36 PM  
Even with a new flag, Mississippi is still Mississippi.

Nina Simone - Mississippi Goddam
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2021-01-11 6:24:46 PM  
"in good faith" [surejan.gif] ...well, I mean... there's some kind of faith goin' on there?

I guess it's the best we could have hoped for? at least the magnolia is pretty.
 
2021-01-11 6:25:15 PM  
It's much nicer, the old one was hideous.
 
2021-01-11 6:32:34 PM  

drewsclues: Walker: Yeah, it's aiggggggght.
On the down side, you're still in Mississippi.

I will say this about Mississippi, they have the smoothest, most quiet paving on the Interstate of any state I've been in. Really helps your peace of mind to know that may actually get out of there alive.


The only reason they have paved roads at all is because they've been siphoning off federal money from blue states for generations.
 
2021-01-11 6:32:51 PM  

luna1580: oh good, they picked the magnolia! i think all but one of the finalists they considered featured it, so not a huge surprise.

i LOVE southern magnolia trees.

(and if they really want they can just listen to "strange fruit" and remember they're probably still racists.....)


My grandmother lead this change 40 years ago.  to death threats she gleefully posted about in the newspaper column she wrote - at age 80+.   this was her idea.  she got a retired dem gov to back her on it.
I'm pissed when farkers here totally dismiss my home state and all its peoples.   help us with the disenfranchised voters of centuries;  shine a light on the progressives.  watch MS go blue too.
 
2021-01-11 6:53:34 PM  

delta_pwnd: luna1580: oh good, they picked the magnolia! i think all but one of the finalists they considered featured it, so not a huge surprise.

i LOVE southern magnolia trees.

(and if they really want they can just listen to "strange fruit" and remember they're probably still racists.....)

My grandmother lead this change 40 years ago.  to death threats she gleefully posted about in the newspaper column she wrote - at age 80+.   this was her idea.  she got a retired dem gov to back her on it.
I'm pissed when farkers here totally dismiss my home state and all its peoples.   help us with the disenfranchised voters of centuries;  shine a light on the progressives.  watch MS go blue too.


Ok I'm not pissed. I'm discouraged. And at no one in particular. It would be my hope that farkers can see our national problems are not state or mason dixon line bound.
 
2021-01-11 7:04:01 PM  
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2021-01-11 7:04:23 PM  

austerity101: Yeah, tell that to anyone who isn't a Christian.  Like atheists and Jews and Muslims.


To be faaaair, Jews, Christians and Muslims all follow the same god, they just differ on which parts of the extended universe are canon.
 
2021-01-11 7:37:50 PM  
For the rest of the south, Mississipi is supposed to be last in everything so we can feel good about ourselves. Now they've outdone most of us in flagsmanship, dangit!

/I would have left out the stars (unless 21 is a meaningful number, maybe)
//and slogan (blah and generic, copied from the money)
///and maybe a softer blue
 
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