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Accident my tail bone

Friday’s flying of the Confederate Battle flag over the Mississippi Supreme Court has been label an error.Having been around a few flag poles in my life, I find it hard to believe the flag could have been flown for two hours without anyone noticing.Mississippi leads the nation in many health related issues.We also have a large number of our population classified as working poor.The working poor are unable to afford self-insurance but make too much for Medicaid.Add to this mix a GOP controlled executive and legislative branches and you get political grandstanding at the expense of the people. I reach this conclusion based on hubris.Friday the Chaney, the Insurance Commissioner of Mississippi received notice that our plan to implement the insurance exchange was denied.It was denied in part to Governor Bryant’s refusal to expand Medicaid.Given the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act as the legal law of the land, it would only be fitting to fly the flag above the Mississipp…

Gun Control

I have been asked in my private life about my thoughts on the White House position on guns.I am not known for being the biggest anti-gun person on the planet.I even told one person during a conversation I would no longer be a Democrat if the party seeks to eradicate the 2nd Amendment.I believe in and participate in the right to defend my home.When I mention gun control, I am usually referring to the practice of shooting with eyes open and no sneezing.I was reared in a home filled with guns, shooting my first 410 at age 7.Guns and the accurate shooting of guns are almost genetic in my family.I write almost for I made a decision, prior to having children of my own, to stop the madness.
It is pure madness to have at a minimum one gun in each room of your home.It is insane to teach a child how to kill before you teach the child how to love.There is a huge chasm between the reality of actions and the ideals of words when one prepares to take the life of another while claiming to live in fai…