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Here’s hoping Fitch has plan for paying for our children’s education future

October 5, 2012

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I was so excited when the State of Mississippi finally started offering a college savings plan. My daughter was 16 and on the edge of qualifying. I plunked down my money for the full four years. By the time “H” headed to college, tuition costs had spiked. It was a great return on my money. […]

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Airport development an idea for right now

September 17, 2012

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I hate flying. Every time I climb on board one of those tin cans, I think, “Surely, God didn’t intend for us to be hanging around at 10,000 feet.” The source of my distaste used to be my irrational fear of flying. Panic would set in days before my scheduled trip. During the trip, turbulence […]

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Here’s some surprising news on who is receiving those evil stimulus dollars

June 15, 2012

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Mississippi is a red state. Blood red. Come November, there will be no doubt which column our 6 electoral votes slide into. In fact, blue people are wasting their time going to the polls. Mississippi is no swing state, not even close! Head into any barber shop or beauty shop (not in the African American […]

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Higher prices at the pump mean a better global economy

June 4, 2012

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Gas prices are falling. Thank goodness! Something happens to my psyche when the number at the pump goes over $50, and I have a fuel efficient car and a short commute. Nationally, we only spend about 6 percent of our income on all energy. That includes transportation costs. In Mississippi, the number is a bit […]

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Call it crazy, but J.P. Morgan’s loss is Jamie Dimon’s gain

May 24, 2012

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Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan, feels really bad about the mistake that occurred on his watch. He felt so bad that he fired a couple people, and he actually apologized to shareholders. I’m sure that an apology from Dimon is like finding a real diamond in the garbage heap — rare, real rare. Dimon […]

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Thanks for the stimulus while you were passing through

March 19, 2012

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My phone rang last week. It was some guy named Brett personally inviting me to a campaign event for Mitt Romney via a taped message. Robocalls? In Mississippi? And could that have been “THE” Brett? The Republican Primary has dragged on long enough to make candidates take note of us voters in little ole Mississippi. […]

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Tread lightly where it comes to charter schools in Mississippi

March 2, 2012

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My mother called this week to ask me what I thought about “this charter school issue.” Mind you, my mother has never called to ask my opinion on anything before. I wasn’t available at the time, so she left a message. Then I got busy and forgot, and she called again. Actually, I just think […]

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Gov. Bryant responsible by cutting budget of his own department

February 3, 2012

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The median household income in Mississippi is about $35,000. We’re the lowest in the nation. Thankfully, our cost of living is less than in many states, but, as a whole, we have modest incomes and limited wealth. Making six figures in Mississippi makes you rich. The top public office in our state is that of […]

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