In Mississippi, There are “Blacks” and “People”

This was in the Hattiesburg (MS) American a couple of days ago, but just came to my attention: Mississippi election commissioner's social media comment about Black voters causes uproar A social media comment with racial undertones made by a Mississippi election commissioner sparked outrage across the state on the same weekend state legislators voted to…

Media Ignores COVID-19 “Reopening” Failures in AL, AR, MS, and SC.

Seems the Media attention is all on Brian Kemp of Georgia and his reopening experiment with with the lives of his fellow Georgians during a viral pandemic.  And DeSantis gets the same level of scrunity because…well….It’s Florida.  Meanwhile, AL, MS, and SC have increasing numbers of coronavirus infections since their own grand reopenings.  And AR, which never…

Will Bernie Suspend After Next Tuesday?

Back out on my limb . . . I’m getting used to it by now. I’m in my cups reading the tea leaves, or maybe that should be in the tea leaves and reading my cups (or maybe just cupping a corpse — a toyten bankes for us Yiddish types), but. . . . I…

Democrat Beshear Leads for KY Governor; MS Race IS Close

static1.squarespace.com/… Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has a sizeable lead in the Kentucky Governor’s race against unpopular Republican incumbent Governor Matt Bevin. According to a poll released by PollSmart MR, Beshear leads Bevin 50% to 32% among registered voters and 54% to 33% among likely voters. When leaners are added in, Beshear leads 55% to…

Emerson Poll: Trump Losing to Sanders, Biden, Warren, Harris, and Buttigieg

emersonpolling.com/… In a national poll released today by Emerson College Poll, Donald Trump loses to all Democratic rivals that were surveyed. Emerson found that Sanders and Biden both defeating Trump by 55% to 45%. Warren leads by 6% (53%-47%). Harris and Buttigieg lead Trump by 4% (52%-48%). The national Emerson College poll was conducted June 21-24, 2019 under…

GOP lawmaker allegedly punched his wife for undressing too slowly for sex

How any Republican can get even one woman’s vote is beyond me. What they do in the halls of government is bad enough, and then there’s shit like this. According to recent media reports, Doug McLeod, a Mississippi state representative, was arrested on Saturday night for allegedly punching his wife in the face. Why did…

Cindy Hyde-Smith attended 'segregation academy' to avoid newly integrated schools

The Jackson Free Press has published a blockbuster story about the Republicans’ too-racist-even-for-Mississippi Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith. Seems she comes by her antebellum attitudes about race at least in part via her secondary-school education. The paper reports that Hyde-Smith attended a “segregation academy” whose primary purpose was to allow students to avoid mingling with African-Americans….

Karma about Jefferson Davis Defender of Slavery.

I was thinking about defender of slavery and traitor Jefferson Davis tonight because of the Senate debate in MS, and I am not sure if I ever wrote about how Davis’ slaves reacted to their “benevolent” slave owner.  First up, there is William Jackson who was a slave in the household of Jefferson Davis and…

Cindy Hyde-Smith: The Bob Uecker of lynchings

AUTHOR’S NOTE #1: This story does not make or imply any endorsement by Bob Uecker, the Milwaukee Brewers, Major League Baseball, or the Miller Brewing Company, and is reflective of the opinions of the author of this story and no other individual or organization. Many people who are older than me will remember when legendary…