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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:01 PM

A maintenance worker then put up the flag, and the mistake wasn't noticed for a couple of hours.

How could you NOT FUCKING NOTICE a Confederate battle flag was flying over your capitol for a couple of fucking hours you idiot corncobs.



Confederate battle flag raised over Mississippi Supreme Court building

A Confederate battle flag flew atop a state building in Mississippi for a couple hours after workers mistakenly bought it, a state spokeswoman told the Clarion-Ledger newspaper.


The flag was put up on the state Supreme Court building in Jackson about 2 p.m. Friday and taken down by 4 p.m.

Kym Wiggins, public information officer for the state Department of Finance and Administration, gave this account, the Clarion-Ledger said:

Workers went to a local vendor to buy new flags to replace a state flag that was torn. They were given two boxes labeled "Mississippi State Flag" -- but the flags inside were Confederate battle flags. A maintenance worker then put up the flag, and the mistake wasn't noticed for a couple of hours.

Wiggins described the incident as "highly unusual."

A professor emeritus of political science at the University of Southern Mississippi gave the Clarion-Ledger a different take. "Have we seceded already?" said Joseph Parker. “The execution is faster than I thought.”

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/09/16913791-confederate-battle-flag-raised-over-mississippi-supreme-court-building?lite


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Reply A maintenance worker then put up the flag, and the mistake wasn't noticed for a couple of hours. (Original post)
DainBramaged Feb 2013 OP
pkdu Feb 2013 #1
Marie Marie Feb 2013 #2
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #5
edgineered Feb 2013 #3
Skittles Feb 2013 #6
dsc Feb 2013 #4
Historic NY Feb 2013 #7
dsc Feb 2013 #8
edgineered Feb 2013 #9
MH1 Feb 2013 #12
edgineered Feb 2013 #13
HereSince1628 Feb 2013 #10
Glassunion Feb 2013 #11
DainBramaged Feb 2013 #14
Glassunion Feb 2013 #15
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #18
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 #16
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #17

Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:05 PM

1. State workers are sent to buy a box of flags...riiiight. nt

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Response to pkdu (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:17 PM

2. Yeah, and put up by "mistake"...riiight.

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Response to pkdu (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:48 AM

5. I would agree that it is highly unlikely that state workers would be sent out to purchase them.

They probably don't have enough state workers that can take time to make a trip for a purchase.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:21 PM

3. "I see", said the blind man. nt

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Response to edgineered (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:04 AM

6. as the deaf man listened attentively

you are correct; so unbelievable!

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:22 PM

4. have to say it wouldn't have killed them to provide pictures

some state flags look something like confederate flags. I did see that MS doesn't but had to look it up myself.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:02 AM

8. what I meant was a comparison of the two flags to see how close or far apart they were

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Response to dsc (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:39 AM

9. Not even close -

I don't know how to put the picture here, so a verbal comparison will have to do.

"Three stripes consisting of red, white, red. The canton is azure containing a ring of stars encompassing the state seal in gold." Wikipedia

The stripes run horizontally with the blue canton (square) the height of the upper two stripes.

It would be my bet that the workers have selective vision, no doubt they are marksmen on the gun range, and would only need one bullet to successfully stand their ground. I lose many bets though...

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Response to edgineered (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:03 AM

12. can you give a link to the wikipedia article you took that from?

the description of the canton doesn't match the actual picture on the wikipedia article for Mississippi.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi

Ok I found one that matches your description - it was proposed in 2001, according to wikipedia (look at lower image on right):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Mississippi

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Response to MH1 (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:55 AM

13. Well, um, no. But I looked up the GEORGIA state flag real nice!

When times are hard,
and skies are grey,
I will smile and say,
its still a great day!

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Response to dsc (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:16 AM

10. Here is Miss state flag

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:48 AM

11. I could see how it could happen.

Lets say for the sake of arguments that the maintenance workers have no clue what the state flag looks like. Now suppose perhaps that the maintenance worker is a first-generation American who may not have a grasp on the history of the nation.

The reason I'm thinking this: is that I have personally witnessed a similar mistake made by a co-worker. He had mistakenly identified the Alabama state flag as the confederate battle flag even though the colors were all off.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:11 PM

14. I can see them doing it to make a point..........

and NOTHING will happen to 'them' for doing it.


They wuz lettin everybodies know who be in charge.........and I think they did a good job of getting this one by without consequence.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:02 PM

15. Like I said, I can see how it could have been an honest mistake.

The co-worker of mine grew up in the western Soviet republic. How would he know the difference?

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:18 PM

18. If he's a naturalized citizen he probably knows US history better than most of

us who were born here.

I can see how it was an honest mistake as well--although it's sometimes hard to believe in honest mistakes anymore.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:13 PM

16. What's the difference?

 

Both flags are offensive and racist.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:18 PM

17. Mississippi ranks 50th in education.

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