Nearly Half Of Mississippi Republicans Think Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal

  • metta

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    Apr 08, 2011 7:36 AM GMT


    Nearly Half Of Mississippi Republicans Think Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal

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    Apr 08, 2011 8:44 AM GMT
    Is it the same half that are married to their cousins? icon_lol.gif
  • GQjock

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    Apr 08, 2011 10:53 AM GMT
    of course ........ icon_rolleyes.gif

    They're republicans


    ............................................... and they live in Mississippi



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    Apr 08, 2011 1:22 PM GMT
    GQjock saidof course ........ icon_rolleyes.gif

    They're republicans


    ............................................... and they live in Mississippi



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    Bingo!
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    Apr 08, 2011 1:42 PM GMT
    Have you seen how Mississippi rates annually on secondary education criteria? Usually dead last in the nation, or sometimes climbing up to next-to-last worst. The school drop-out rate is horrendous, infant mortality high, median income low. I've spent time in Mississippi (used to spend weekends as a private guest on an ante-bellum plantation mansion, traveled extensively there for the Army, know the little towns and by-ways, the historic places), and the poverty and ignorance are very depressing.

    The greatest tragedy is that it's correctable. But conservatism is entrenched in all aspects of life there, and little ever changes socially or economically, despite home computers & flat-screen TVs. Technology alone does not change a culture. The decision makers at the top of the heap are happy with the status quo, and so it remains. Not a good model to export to the rest of the United States, courtesy of the likes of current Republican Presidential front-runner Gov. Haley Barbour (R - Miss).
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    Apr 08, 2011 1:46 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidHave you seen how Mississippi rates annually on secondary education criteria? Usually dead last in the nation, or sometimes climbing up to next-to-last worst. School drop-out rate is horrendous, infant mortality high, median income low. I've spent time in Mississippi (used to spend weekends as a private guest on an ante-bellum plantation mansion, traveled extensively there, know the little towns and by-ways, the historic places), and the poverty and ignorance are very depressing.

    The greatest tragedy is that it's correctable. But conservatism is entrenched in all aspects of life there, and little ever changes socially or economically, despite home computers & flat-screen TVs. Technology alone does not change a culture. The decision makers at the top of the heap are happy with the status quo, and so it remains. Not a good model to export to the rest of the United States, courtesy of the likes of current Republican Presidential front-runner Gov. Haley Barbour (R - Miss).
    Not a good model to export to the rest of the United States, courtesy of the likes of current Republican Presidential front-runner Gov. Haley Barbour (R - Miss)<--- this!
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    Apr 08, 2011 1:50 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said < fixed it for ya! LOL I see you saw it too!

    Damn, I thought I corrected it fast enough! LOL! Thanks! My partner is fussing at me, he wants us to run some errands, and I'm rushed, but still drying off from my shower (sure, shift the blame when you get caught in a dumb moment icon_redface.gif )

    Well, now I'm off, for the usual round of Friday errands, that he'll promise me are just 3, and will develop into 13 once he has me in the car. icon_sad.gif Partners! Whadda yah gonna do with 'em? icon_confused.gif
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    Apr 09, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    This is the state that 86% voted to ban gay marriage in 2004. How did that compare to other states that year? Michigan- 58%. Oregon- 56%. Side note- with that margin and seven years past, maybe it is time to present the question again to voters in those two states.


  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 09, 2011 7:25 PM GMT
    Mississippi is an extremely poor state so the lack of education comes as no surprise. It also suffers from mostly primitive infrastructure as well. Its highway network is not all that great. As for opposing interracial marriage and keeping gay marriage illegal, that is from all that fundamentalist fire and brimstone fairy tales pounded into the heads of generations of Mississippians.
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    Apr 09, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    GQjock saidof course ........ icon_rolleyes.gif

    They're republicans


    ............................................... and they live in Mississippi



    Pass me a banjo icon_cool.gif



    Bingo!


    There you go you got your banjo.