Third world Mississippi?

MtnMan

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How the hell did they get to this point?

The Capital city of the state,
A city of about 150,000,
Have been under a boil water advisory since July,
... and now they have no water... can't flush, can't fight fires, can't even run air conditioners that rely on water.
They don't even have bottled water to hand out.

Some red states can't keep the lights on, others can't keep the water flowing.

 

Zor Prime

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Here is how they got to that point. Many layers of incompetence. Lack of staff, maintenance, and little to no redundancy at the water treatment facility along with wishful thinking that total failure was perhaps months out that they had to get things under control before they lost pressure in the pipes. They were wrong.
 

Thump553

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50th in healthcare, 49th in economy, 48th in infrastructure...at least they are consistent.
I'd hate to see who is worse in infrastructure if this is an example.

I'd guess the average GOP voter in Mississippi could care less about this for one or more of the following reasons:
1) They have low taxes,
2) Jackson is a big city and is populated mainly by those people, the type that voted 75% Dem in the last presidential election. The doctors, lawyers and executives that work there most likely live and pay their taxes in a suburb, and/or
3) If things get bad enough the feds will bail them out and pick up the bill.

This situation is repeated (usually to a lesser degree) in nearly every city in the US, especially those in red states.
 

tweaker2

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So many working class folks in those "conservative" controlled states that take much more from the federal coffers than they contribute, consistently vote Repub while reaping the many benefits the Democrats fought hard to give them. This while they brand those very same Democrats as baby killers, gay loving heathen, gun grabbers and communist socialists.

If these folks were true to their ideologies, they wouldn't accept the socialist welfare checks they receive every month as well as all of those other socialist benefits like Medicare/Medicaid, infrastructure services, postal services, Social Security benefits, disaster assistance from FEMA and on and on and on. And then we have their Repub politicians trying their very best to deny all of those socialist gov't benefits that the Repub middle class and their poor enjoy and rely on every chance they get while also taking credit for giving them those same socialist services that they're trying to take away.

Hypocrisy knows no bounds with the Repubs. This surreal existence they find themselves in yet somehow believe it's perfectly fine to be that way, that there's nothing wrong with being such hypocrites is so amazing to behold, yet so quizzical in nature.
 

Lezunto

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The people who will suffer the most in Mississippi are not the ones in power. Whites comprise 55.3% of the state's population. Blacks make up 36.4%.

I know the leadership of Mississippi is conservative and as some say, backwards. The capital of Jackson, Miss., is 80% Black. If you don't have a car or someone to help your family, what chance does one have?
 
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sportage

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WHEN climate change deniers suddenly realize that 1000 year floods are happening every other year, and they get sick of watching their homes float away, then maybe they’ll wake up.
Just like it taking the parents of a child killed by an assault weapon to convert from loving assault weapons to insisting on assault weapon bans…. it will also take personal disaster from a flood to convert climate change deniers into climate change believers.
This is called doing it the hard way.
 
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kage69

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Sure a huge percentage of people there are hampered by poverty, lack of opportunity, and disenfranchised by institutional racism, but at least they ran out of water in August.

Their chief exports could be hookworm and heatstroke and the maga morons would still see it as an example to follow.
 

Juiblex

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Yup, it's the whites!

Just like in Africa!

White men keeping clean water from blacks! How dare they!
 

Zor Prime

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The capital of Jackson, Miss., is 80% Black. If you don't have a car or someone to help your family, what chance does one have?
HomerJS is missing the brightest point of his life right now. Why hasn't he posted a thread about whites trying to kill over a hundred thousand blacks? Someone go roll him out of bed.

Calling out a member not (yet?) in thread is frowned on here.

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zinfamous

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People are suffering horribly and some take this occasion to make jokes and trash Republicans.
It's important to remember why people are suffering. In this case, they are suffering directly and explicitly due to Republican leadership and "philosophy."

What do you want people to do--just express sympathy and yet propose doing nothing because, apparently, you have decided that we aren't allowed to examine the source of the problem?

OK. Continue being useless. The republicans would be proud to have you voting for them.
 

Lezunto

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Zinfamous

I express sympathy for victims. I do not poke fun at their misery. And at this point, what can anyone do?

I'm a Dem. I don't vote for Republicans. Stop accusing me of being one.

I am aware of what party dominates Mississippi. Do you think finger wagging is going to make a difference to grieving family members?
 
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ivwshane

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Zinfamous

I express sympathy for victims. I do not poke fun at their misery. And at this point, what can anyone do?

I'm a Dem. I don't vote for Republicans. Stop accusing me of being one.

I am aware of what party dominates Mississippi. Do you think finger wagging is going to make a difference to grieving family members?
Do you think showing sympathy to a grieving family will make a difference?

No it won’t. So let’s identify and recognize the problem and make people aware of it. Then the people of Mississippi can vote for the change they want out don’t want or we can highlight why Mississippians are powerless if they can’t vote for the change they want.
 

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