In a news story about the attempt to send a poisoned letter to the President, this comment about the State of Mississippi came to my attention:
Oxford, Miss. Famous: Elvis, Kimonos, Castor Beans and a Grinder - The Daily BeastAs a sixth-generation Mississippian, I’ve come to understand that in many ways Mississippi is the Ireland of America. It’s a green place where literature and music are valued more than acquiring wealth (perhaps because we’ve always been better at the former than the latter). Drinking and fighting are accepted and often respected social endeavors, and defending one’s honor is still considered worthy if not mandatory.
Well! Time for an outbreak of national outrage, I think.
We are talking about a place where the national legislature has rejected a reasonable measure of control on lethal weapons, and schools are buying bullet-proof backpacks for pupils. So let's have some "Vingince, bejasus!".
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