Archie Manning joins celebrity effort to change Mississippi state flag

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    Jimmy Buffett, John Grisham, Morgan Freeman and former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning are among famous current and former Mississippi residents asking the state to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its flag.

    The famed musician, author, actor and athlete joined 60 others in signing a letter titled "A Flag for All of Us," that appeared as a full-page ad in Sunday's edition of The Clarion-Ledger.

    "It is simply not fair, or honorable, to ask black Mississippians to attend schools, compete in athletic events, work in the public sector, serve in the National Guard, and go about their normal lives with a state flag that glorifies a war fought to keep their ancestors enslaved," the letter states.

    Others who signed it include Kathryn Stockett, author of "The Help;" Grammy-winning producer Glen Ballard, Basketball Hall of Famer Bailey Howell, former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale, former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Reuben Anderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford, and former Gov. William Winter.

    http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/08/mississippi_change_state_flag.html

     
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    Wow. Maybe they should also be calling for and end to the Democrat party since that party's platform was the protection of slavery.
     
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    And more currently, that party is keeping black folks enslaved in generational poverty as it subsides illegitimacy and advocates open borders which bring in millions of illegals to compete for jobs and depress wages.
     
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    Ancient history Rev. It all changed when the Democrats passed the Civil Rights Bill and the GOP adopted its Southern Policy. The parties have reversed their racist stance, sad to say.
     
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    So is the history behind the flag.

    Democrat talking points created to distract from their very true and very racist history. The Democrat party is still racist today with its focus on minority communities targeted for extinction by PP clinics as well as it policies that keep minorities dependent on government and poor.
     
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    So???????? :sleep:
     
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    That was my thought - of course, Archie Manning is entitled to his own opinion about his state flag and I've always thought he was one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.

    I never really bought the myth that Southern Democrats became Republicans over civil rights in the 1960s. It makes no sense - segregationists turned to the party that most supported integration? No, what Nixon benefited from was having George Wallace there to split the D vote and this all coincided with the rise of the economic powerhouse of the South.
     
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    As a long time Parrothead, honestly, it doesn't surprise me that Buffett would do this. He's been involved with progressive causes for years.

    To be honest, I don't even go see him anymore. I don't really want to pay $100 to see him phone it in. His best stuff was in the 70s and his last decent album was years ago. Now, he's all about building the brand and cashing the checks.

    I'd rather just go hang out in the parking lot and listen to the trop rock bands that come out and play before the show.

    The Boat Drunks, Howard Livingston, Beg Borrow and Steel, and Jimmy and the Parrots all cover his music and do it better than he does anymore, anyway. Plus, you can actually get to know those guys.

    Still love Lulu's, though.

    Sorry to hear about Manning, though. I liked him. Glad Marty Stuart wasn't on the list (although, it looks like he's got problems of his own right now.)
     
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    Must have been after Robert Byrd died.
     
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    Crabtown has been corrected on the lie about the southern strategy many times but he never seems to understand the truth. As for the 1964 civil rights act, we all know very well that it was GOP votes that passed that as the Democrats made up the opposition to the passage of the 1964 bill.

    Actually with the defeat of LA Sen. Landrieu, the last of the racist Democrats was thrown out of Congress from the South. That is not to say that people like Pelosi are not racist also because Pelosi expresses no remorse over the abortion of blacks and the blatant racism of Margaret Sanger.

    Here is a refutation of Crabtown's smearing of others:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/394137/landrieus-loss-end-epoch-kevin-d-williamson

    Crabtown, always worried that every belly be always full, is an ideologue like Obama. He levels charges and then walks away and refuses to discuss or defend his smears of other people--which smears he no doubt justifies as good for keeping bellies full.
     
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    So they want to do away with the Flag that sponsored slavery.

    Well, if you want to do away with the Stars and Stripes, I suppose you have right to do ask the US Congress to do so.
     

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