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Y’all can have bunch of fun marching, but I’ve got stuff to do

October 28, 2011

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I’ve been watching Ken Burns’ show “Prohibition” on PBS. It details how activism gets translated into policy and is a fascinating story. In the 1880s, women fueled the temperance movement. They were concerned about the effect of strong drink on their husbands. These women organized and gathered in front of saloons, kneeling and praying for […]

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Wisconsin

August 21, 2011

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I’ve never been to Wisconsin, but I’m imagining what it will be like when Wisconsin comes to Mississippi. Gov. Barbour has appointed a commission to “examine” the state retirement system, affectionately known as PERS. PERS is a defined benefit plan, aka pension plan. Its benefits are based on longevity, age at retirement, and salary. The […]

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