Posts Tagged ‘republicans’

Senate blocks expanded gun sale background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans, backed by rural-state Democrats, blocked legislation Wednesday to tighten restrictions on the sale of firearms, rejecting personal pleas made by families of the victims of last winter’s mass elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Attempts to ban assault-style rifles and high capacity ammunition magazines also faced certain defeat in a […] [...]

Personhood people must have amnesia

by Published: March 8,2013

Tags: Clint Eastwood, Personhood, republicans

Not withstanding his performance at the Republican convention last year, Clint Eastwood has delivered some of the great lines in movie history. Personhood sponsors pushing for another Mississippi ballot initiative that would define life as beginning at conception might want to take a look back at one of Eastwood’s classic films “Magnum Force.” In it, […] [...]

CRAWFORD: Going RINO hunting

by Published: February 22,2013

Tags: Department of Revenue, Phillip Gunn, republicans

Republicans coined the term “RINO” (Republicans in Name Only) to denigrate other Republicans who didn’t toe the conservative line These days, I’m having trouble seeing the line. Thought it had to do with cutting the cost and size of government, reducing public and corporate welfare, and such. Must be a different line, though, with top […] [...]

Read December 28 issue of MBJ

>> OUR TOP STORIES OF 2012 Hurricane Isaac, the Mississippi River, Republicans, GreenTech Automotive and “high gravity” legislation were some of the biggest stories of the year Also in this week’s paper: >> MORE TOP STORIES MPC coal plant awaits court ruling, Twin Creeks falls through, remembering Mayor Chuck Jordan >> MBJ-TV Glen Campbell, Mitt […] [...]

TAKE 2: Bring it on — But the gun culture in America has got to change

I know the usual defense of guns, “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” Yeah. Yeah. But it’s harder to kill someone with a baseball bat than with a gun. A baseball bat doesn’t go off accidentally, and it’s hard to get in multiple rounds on a baseball bat in a few short seconds. >> […] [...]

GUNS, AMMO & OBAMA: Post-election firearms economics creating anxiety among buyers, sellers

The promoter who puts on the most gun shows each year in Mississippi says the re-election of President Obama and the law of supply-and-demand have combined to create an uncertain future for promoters such as himself. The viability of the 10 shows David Chancellor presents each year hinges on meeting the expectations of customers who […] [...]

Carville, Matalin agree on new home in Bay St. Louis

The property that so many Bay St. Louis residents knew as New Orleans musician Pete Fountain’s place now belongs to a couple well known for their politics. Political commentators and consultants James Carville and Mary Matalin have bought the Beach Boulevard property and plan to build a home there starting early next year. It will […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: With redistricting, the Delta now more isolated than ever

District 28 belonged for many years to “the Chairman” Charlie Capps, a Democrat in name who often voted with Republicans. Certainly he put his district’s interests above party. David Norquist held the seat for a term and a half after Chairman Charlie. While Norquist was more than a Democrat in name, he, too, often crossed […] [...]

Cartoon — January 23, 2012

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Jobless rate dips in November

Mississippi’s unemployment rate dipped to 10.5 in November, as some people gave up looking for jobs. That’s down from 10.6 percent in October, but above the 10.2 percent rate in November 2010. Mississippi remains tied for the third-highest jobless rate among the states. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show the number of unemployed people fell […] [...]

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