Well Hello Mississippi!

Mississippi governor Tate Reeves is about to become much more popular with his citizens. The Republican has decided to eliminate Mississippi’s state income tax in five years in an effort to attract more people to his state.

In a Monday news conference, Mississippi’s 65th governor outlined how he hopes to move the state forward in the job market while at the same time giving the state’s residents more money to work with to take care of themselves and their families.

“If we want to be competitive, we must be capable of pulling out a map of the United States and recognize that Texas is to our West, Florida is to our East, Tennessee is to our North,” Reeves said. “We compete with them every single day for new jobs, and in every instance, we are at a disadvantage because they don’t have an income tax and we do.”

The governor is not wrong. Neither Florida, Tennessee, nor Texas have a state income tax, and if you’re looking for a place to retire, why would you avoid those states to go somewhere else?

Reeves said the state’s collection efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic have put the elimination of the tax within reach.

“We are proposing in this budget to allocate $1 billion in excess revenue towards eliminating the individual income tax,” Reeves said. “It will allow us to eliminate the 4% bracket in this fiscal year, or next fiscal year. To prevent increasing taxes in other areas, we must couple this tax cut with budget caps.”

Well done governor, your state just made my retirement list.

Well, Mississippi Is Off The List

The Mississippi Department of Health has decided if their citizens contract the Chinese Wuhan Virus and do not shut themselves indoor, they may be sentenced to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

The South won’t save you, because they are all aboard the Fascism Train.

As COVID-19 cases rise in Mississippi, the state’s Department of Health on Friday sent out an alert warning those who test positive for COVID-19 to isolate for 10 days or face up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

Notice they mention rising cases, not deaths. There are a crapload cases in Mississippi, as there are in most states. Last week the state has 207 deaths. The population of Mississippi is just under 3 million, so the death rate is 0.000069.

Fox News reported that the order issued Friday by State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said that those “infected with COVID-19 must remain in the home or other appropriate residential location for 10 days from onset of illness.”

Dobbs added that people isolating due to a positive COVID-19 test don’t need a negative test to end their quarantine, but they do need to be “fever free for at least 24 hours with improvement of other symptoms.” Further, any students or faculty in K-12 schools who test positive for COVID-19 are not allowed on campus during the isolation period.

Obviously it’s prudent to quarantine after you get the Chinese Wuhan Virus, but what if you need to leave your home for meds, or food, or any other vital supplies? You think the Mississippi Stasi won’t arrest you? Think you won’t have to pay the fine?

It truly amazes me how many Americans gave up their freedom because a group of politicians and a carnival barker named Fauci told them to stay home and wear a mask.

A Win For Female Athletes

The Mississippi legislature has passed a bill which will only allow transgender athletes to compete against athletes who have the equal birth gender. So boys who claim they are girls will only be allowed to compete against biological males.

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) signed a bill that restricts transgender athletes to only competing in sports that correspond to their birth gender. Mississippi’s SB 2536 will go into effect on July 1, the Associated Press reported.

The Magnolia State becomes the second state to ban transgender athletes from competing against natural-born girls after Iowa passed its law late last year. But more than 20 states are in the process of considering laws that would enact similar restrictions such as those in Iowa and Mississippi.

The gov. added that the bill aims to “protect young girls from being forced to compete with biological males for athletic opportunities.”

The governor is absolutely correct. This bill will level the playing field for female athletes in high schools and colleges across the state. It’s nice to see some states not cowering to the leftist woke mobs.

The Sag Awards

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Last week, Mississippi Representative Tom Weathersby proposed the greatest legislation in the history of government. No, for once I am not being sarcastic.

Rep. Tom Weathersby, R-Florence, introduced the bill that would make it unlawful to wear pants or shorts in a way that “exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner.”

Several local governments around the country have proposed or implemented anti-sagging ordinances. The city of Jackson, Hinds County and city of Gautier have all proposed such laws in recent years, but none have been successful.

Weathersby’s bill would impose a verbal warning on the first offense. The third offense would draw a fine of $20. By the sixth offense, violators would have to pay a $100 fine and undergo psychological and social counseling by state departments of human services and mental health.

I despise this “fashion” trend. In my opinion, it ranks up there with bell-bottom pants and Uggs. Of course, sagging pants does have an upside: they make it impossible for thugs to successfully run from the police without face-planting.

Corpse Ride

skeleton-driving-carKenneth “Ben” Billodoux – I have no idea how they got Ben from Kenneth – was Louisiana’s foremost party animal. No party was too big, no drug was too big. Sadly, Ken/Ben passed away this week of an alleged heroin overdose. What followed was a series of unfortunate events rivaling Lemony Snicket.

A young man out for a night of fun with friends died on the beach alone in Waveland, sitting in his Hyundai Sonata. Hours later, a friend who found him got into the car and attempted to drive him to the hospital before crashing into another car and calling 911.

Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk said a drug test revealed of Mandeville, Louisiana, had drugs and alcohol in his system when sheriff’s deputies found his corpse Sunday evening in the car at Circle K, about 10 hours after he died.

The car was damaged in the wreck. Billodoux’s friend made it as far as the parking lot at Circle K on U.S. 90 near Waveland. Somewhere along the way, he called 911. Late Sunday afternoon, officers discovered Billodoux’s corpse in the car. (H/T – Al)

Thankfully Billodoux was not injured in the accident.

Old Yeller

Michelle Obama Jackson State University

Michelle Obama delivered a commencement address this weekend at Jackson State University – a historically black college, go figure – and flapped her gums about Mississippi’s religious freedom law.

In a rare entrance into a politically charged controversy, first lady Michelle Obama used a commencement speech Saturday at Jackson State University in Mississipppi to directly target the state’s recently-passed “religious freedom” bill.

A “rare entrance” into politics? Is ABC News smoking crack? This twatwaffle offers her insipid opinions on everything from Obamacare to the Academy Awards. Normally I would advise her to shut her word hole and look pretty, but, you know, look at her.

“We see it right here in Mississippi — just two weeks ago -– how swiftly progress can hurtle backward,” Obama said. “How easy it is to single out a small group and marginalize them because of who they are or who they love.”

I am literally choking on the irony – or is that Michelle Obama’s man-stink? The Mississippi legislation ensures business owners are not punished for refusing service which they believe violates their religious beliefs and moral convictions. By forcing them to violate their religious beliefs, as the Wookie would prefer, Christians and other religious people are being singled out and marginalized.

But hey, why let facts get in the way of a good rant?