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Another reason I don't live in the south

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  • Center Left
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    This was in my e mail - junk file -. I thought it was insane but it's Mississippi so it doesn't surprise me. I bet if you get killed by the bus driver.... your family can't sue the church either.
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    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/17/1365045/-Mississippi-House-passes-Jesus-Take-the-Wheel-Act?detail=email#
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    TJ Wrote: This was in my e mail - junk file -. I thought it was insane but it's Mississippi so it doesn't surprise me. I bet if you get killed by the bus driver.... your family can't sue the church either.
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    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/17/1365045/-Mississippi-House-passes-Jesus-Take-the-Wheel-Act?detail=email#
    I saw a flash on Century Link of a billboard down south, which said " Strip for Jesus" ; I don't know what the objective is, but the Jesus freaks are getting bolder by the day. Anyway too bad the "guy" is long dead, but would get immediately a heart attack if he would see all this nonsense, if he would be still alive today. But anyway it is nice to have "protection" from a "human" turned to dust. Hallejuja.
  • Liberal
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    There's two things that keep me out of the south without ever having to learn about.
    1. Rednecks
    2. Missing teeth

    That is all the info I have ever needed
  • Center Left
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    Like the link poked fun at..... Mississippi has serious issues that need addressed. Being Toothless, Being illiterate, Being Fat, Poverty, Teens dropping out of high school, teens getting pregnant (with no income to buy baby supplies or pay for doctor visits) and what do they accomplish ? Changing the laws to make it easier for churches even if it equates to less safety for the average citizen. Crazy damned world we live in.
  • Liberal
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    TJ Wrote: Like the link poked fun at..... Mississippi has serious issues that need addressed. Being Toothless, Being illiterate, Being Fat, Poverty, Teens dropping out of high school, teens getting pregnant (with no income to buy baby supplies or pay for doctor visits) and what do they accomplish ? Changing the laws to make it easier for churches even if it equates to less safety for the average citizen. Crazy damned world we live in.
    TJ
    On the serious side...Ultimately...we all have choices to make. These people choose to remain in 1864. Yes, much of this link explains "why",. but if you can wake up every morniing and have the ability to tie your shoes, and definitely these people are chemistry majors when it comes to cooking METH.....then you have the ability to CHANGE.
    We all make are beds, especially when you become of age and can do something about your circumstances......but choose not to......Let them lie in their beds and play banjos singing songs of life with a new grill (teeth)...... let them have their non-mexican fake jesus with the promise of eternal existense in the heaven to which taking showers is optional
  • Liberal
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    I try to stay away from buses (unless there is a plastic Jesus sittin' on the dashboard, of course)!Wink
  • Independent
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    pgr Wrote: I try to stay away from buses (unless there is a plastic Jesus sittin' on the dashboard, of course)!Wink
    PGR, I guess you don't understand why these churches want that. If the driver has no drivers licence, then it is likely the driver leaves the road and end up in the swamp; the alligators do need food. Also that brings everyone quicker to Jesus up on Mars. Then the church gets in the news ( free add's) so more will flock to the church and donate; Heaven is waiting for them; free of alligators !!!
  • Independent
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    lol
    I hear you
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    sliceofhome Wrote: lol
    I hear you
    Must be the choir in the church what yr hearing; donate your old sneakers to the swamp rats.Hallejuja.
  • Center Left Democrat
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    I may be bending the forum rules a bit by publishing this, but nothing says "redneck" more clearly than the picture shown below:

    http://www.glitterirononsticker.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Wouldyouliketobuyavowel.jpg
  • Independent
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    i don't live in the south because my family is in the north and my job is in the north.

    my issue with the south stems from something much deeper. i have an intense hatred for traitors and those who revel in treason. that isn't "my country, right or wrong" or some such nonsense. it is my country, period. i suppose i would have the same feelings if i were born and raised in canada or somewhere else. after all, patriotism is simply tribalism. the so-called heritage and bullshit over confederate battle flags is celebrating treason, plain and simple. if the south had approached congress and attempted legal means to remove themselves from the union which, imo, is an issue worthy of discussion then that would have one thing. by firing on fort sumter they committed treason, again plain and simple. oh, and any human being who owned another human being was by definition sub-human. and that goes for the founders. jefferson may have been brilliant but he sacrificed his humanity by owning human beings.

    and, btw, i do not give a damn what those who top-dance around the causes of the ciivl war claim. it was about slavery. the states' rights argument was centered around one issue and one issue only: were states allowed to write laws that permitted one human being to own another human being. anyone who says otherwise is full of crap.
  • Independent
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    lonely bird Wrote: i don't live in the south because my family is in the north and my job is in the north.

    my issue with the south stems from something much deeper. i have an intense hatred for traitors and those who revel in treason. that isn't "my country, right or wrong" or some such nonsense. it is my country, period. i suppose i would have the same feelings if i were born and raised in canada or somewhere else. after all, patriotism is simply tribalism. the so-called heritage and bullshit over confederate battle flags is celebrating treason, plain and simple. if the south had approached congress and attempted legal means to remove themselves from the union which, imo, is an issue worthy of discussion then that would have one thing. by firing on fort sumter they committed treason, again plain and simple. oh, and any human being who owned another human being was by definition sub-human. and that goes for the founders. jefferson may have been brilliant but he sacrificed his humanity by owning human beings.

    and, btw, i do not give a damn what those who top-dance around the causes of the ciivl war claim. it was about slavery. the states' rights argument was centered around one issue and one issue only: were states allowed to write laws that permitted one human being to own another human being. anyone who says otherwise is full of crap.
    .............those who rebel in treason............? Wow; You forgot that Jesus saves these swamp butts; the 21th century has not arrived there yet; possums are their main meal and churches are their hurricane shelters; the GOP loves uneducated rednecks they are easy cannon fodder for all their glorious lost wars including the Civil one . ( Civil?)
  • Very Conservative Republican
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    TJ Wrote: This was in my e mail - junk file -. I thought it was insane but it's Mississippi so it doesn't surprise me. I bet if you get killed by the bus driver.... your family can't sue the church either.
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    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/17/1365045/-Mississippi-House-passes-Jesus-Take-the-Wheel-Act?detail=email#
    Other than the fact that TDKOS came up with a funny name for this bill, why is a minor CDL requirement even news?

    "This just allows small churches, some don't have people with commercial licenses at all, and they can pick a person to drive the bus," said state Rep. Robert Johnson III, D-Natchez, who chairs the Transportation Committee which had passed the bill earlier in the session.
    Current law requires CDL-certified drivers for any vehicle transporting more than 16 passengers, including the driver. The bill would amend that law to exempt church buses designed to carry 30 passengers or less."
  • Liberal
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    Time to give up Meph! You won't get far here we know and understand your type only too well. Go back to watching Fix News and listening to Limbager you will be much happier, I assure you! Please close the gate as you leave!
  • Very Conservative Republican
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    pgr Wrote: Time to give up Meph! You won't get far here we know and understand your type only too well. Go back to watching Fix News and listening to Limbager you will be much happier, I assure you! Please close the gate as you leave!
    I never watch fox news. I get enough confirmation bias from the internet :-)

    I'm not really expecting to convince anyone, pgr. This is an internet forum, for christ's sake. I'm just looking for some interesting debate.