Tag Archives: Mississippi

Six-Term Cultist Rep Ousted In Mississippi GOP Runoff

Politico reports: Rep. Steven Palazzo lost his Republican runoff for Mississippi’s 4th District on Tuesday, failing to break through problems including an ethics investigation involving alleged misused campaign funds. The six-term lawmaker fell to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell, who finished second in the June 7 primary. While Palazzo was on top in the primary, he only secured 31 percent …

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Mississippi Sues Brett Favre In Massive “Welfare Scam”

ESPN reports: The Mississippi Department of Human Services on Monday sued retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre, three former pro wrestlers and several other people and businesses to try to recover millions of misspent welfare dollars that were intended to help some of the poorest people in the United States. The lawsuit says the defendants “squandered” more than $20 million in …

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MS Gov Defends Banning Abortion For Incest Victims

Mediaite reports: “Why is it acceptable in your state to force girls who are victims of incest to carry those children to term?” Tapper asked. Reeves argued that abortion procedures overwhelmingly happen in elective cases while incest is a much more uncommon circumstance by comparison. “This is your law,” Tapper interjected. He added, “that is going to be the law …

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Mississippi Gov Declares Confederate Heritage Month

The Mississippi Free Press reports: For the third year in a row, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is declaring the month of April as Confederate Heritage Month, keeping a tradition alive that his predecessors began 29 years ago. “April is the month when, in 1861, the American Civil War began between the Confederate and Union armies, reportedly the costliest and deadliest …

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Ex-MS Rep: Execute Pro-Trans People By Firing Squad

The Mississippi Free Press reports: Robert Foster, a former Mississippi House lawmaker who lost a 2019 bid for governor, is using his social-media platform to call for the execution of political foes who support the rights of transgender people. Foster, who runs Cedar Hill Farm, an agritourism business in DeSoto County, Miss., served as a state representative from 2016 until …

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MS Gov Bans Lessons That “Humiliate” White People

The Mississippi Free Press reports: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a victory today as he signed a bill into law that he and other Republican lawmakers have falsely claimed would ban the teaching of “critical race theory” in the state’s public schools and community colleges. In a pre-taped video that the governor posted to his social-media channels this afternoon, Reeves …

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MS Mayor Withholds Library Funds Over LGBTQ Books

The Mississippi Free Press reports: Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee is withholding $110,000 of funding from the Madison County Library System allegedly on the basis of his personal religious beliefs, with library officials stating that he has demanded that the system initiate a purge of LGBTQ+ books before his office releases the money. Tonja Johnson, executive director for the Madison County …

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Vows To Enforce “Not At All Radical” Abortion Ban If SCOTUS Rules For State

Politico reports: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Sunday that he’d enforce a ban on abortion in his state if the long-standing Roe v. Wade decision is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. Reeves reiterated his staunch support for his state’s current ban on abortions after 15 weeks on CNN’s “State of the Union,” arguing the time frame is “not at …

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SCOTUS Appears Poised To Back MS Anti-Abortion Law

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court seemed poised on Wednesday to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, based on sometimes tense and heated questioning at a momentous argument in the most important abortion case in decades. Such a ruling would be flatly at odds with what the court has said was the …

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Mississippi News Anchor Quits Over Vaccine Mandate

The Independent reports: A veteran Mississippi news anchor has quit her job after refusing to take the Covid-19 vaccine. Meggan Gray, host of WLOX News’ Good Morning Mississippi, said she had made “an informed and prayerful decision” and would rather lose her job than submit to the company requirement to take the vaccine. Ms Gray, 40, signed off last Thursday …

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SCOTUS To Hear Mississippi Abortion Case On Dec 1st

CNN reports: The Supreme Court will hear a case concerning a Mississippi abortion law on December 1, the court announced on Monday, teeing up one of the most substantial cases of the term in which the justices are being asked to overturn Roe v. Wade. Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, passed in 2018 but blocked by two federal courts, allows abortion …

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MS Gov: Vaccine Mandates Are An Attack On Workers

The Hill reports: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) in an interview on Sunday criticized President Biden’s vaccine mandates as an “attack” on “hard-working Americans.” “The question here is not about what we do in Mississippi, it’s about what this president is trying to impose on the American worker,” Reeves said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “The reality is this …

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Mississippi Gov: “When You Believe In Eternal Life You Don’t Have To Be So Scared Of Things” Like COVID-19

The Daily Memphian reports: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves believes religion has a lot to do with the region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During a Thursday, Aug. 26, fundraiser at the Eads home of Shelby County Election Commission Chairman Brent Taylor, Reeves spoke to several dozen Republicans. “I’m often asked by some of my friends on the other side of …

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Mississippi To COVID+: Isolate Or Face Jail Time [Video]

The Hill reports: In his isolation order, Mississippi State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs said that people had to isolate themselves at home once they become aware that they are infected. People are expected to remain home for 10 days since becoming ill or testing positive for COVID-19, regardless of whether they are fully vaccinated. The order stated that refusal to …

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MS Poison Control Flooded With De-Wormer Calls

ABC News reports: The Mississippi State Department of Health sent a health alert Friday warning health care providers about a drug used to deworm livestock that some are using to treat and prevent COVID-19. At least 70% of the recent calls have been related to ingestion of livestock or animal formulations of ivermectin purchased at livestock supply centers. Mississippi Poison …

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Anti-Mask Republican Senator Is Sick With Something

Biloxi’s ABC News affiliate reports: Senator Roger Wicker has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his office. Wicker, 70, tested positive for the virus Thursday morning after experiencing mild symptoms, according to his communications director Phillip Waller. The senator is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and is in good health. Wicker is being treated by his Tupelo-based physician and is currently …

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Mississippi Quarantines 20,000 Students, 6000 COVID+

The Mississippi Free Press reports: More than 20,000 students in Mississippi were quarantined due to coronavirus exposures over the past week, according to Mississippi state health department data released Tuesday. Nearly 6,000 have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks, and two have died. The state health department reported only 199 at the same point in August 2020, …

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Mississippi Gov Spreads Vax Disinfo At Presser [VIDEO]

The Mississippi Clarion-Ledger reports: Amid Mississippi’s largest surge in COVID-19 cases and with the state’s hospitals stretched beyond capacity, Governor Tate Reeves on Friday encouraged Mississippians to get vaccinated. The encouragement came in between attacks on the press, him questioning the efficacy of face masks at preventing the spread of the coronavirus and general vaccine misinformation. Reeves repeatedly said it …

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Mississippi Asks Feds To Send Military Hospital Ship

CBS News reports: Hard-hit Mississippi has requested the federal government send a military hospital ship such as the USNS Comfort, state health official Jim Craig said Wednesday. The University of Mississippi Medical Center has 127 COVID-19 patients, including 26 children, Dean LouAnn Woodward said Wednesday. About 90% of them are unvaccinated, she said. The dean warned, “The Mississippi hospital system …

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Anti-Vax Nurse Feels “Terrible” After Party Results In 20+ Infections And The Hospitalization Of Her Father

Jackson’s ABC News affiliate reports: A Florence woman says she regrets a Fourth of July get-together that became a “mini-pandemic” party. More than 20 people tested positive for COVID-19 and some were hospitalized. Hannah Frith said it changed her perspective on the virus and vaccinations. For Frith, it started as exhaustion, then a headache. A few days later, a friend …

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