Mississippi, burned

I imagine this will get somebody’s attention.

Notice that Sankey is tiptoeing right up to the edge (“consideration of precluding”) without quite going over it.  Can the state take a strong hint from his “don’t make me go there, folks”?

Then again, it’s not like they haven’t heard it before.

Oh, and by the way, Greg, if you’re hunting state flags based on Confederate designs…


Filed under Political Wankery, SEC Football

24 responses to “Mississippi, burned

  1. mddawg

    I haven’t lived in Georgia since 2001, so I was mostly ignorant of the controversy surrounding the most recent changes to the flag. If nothing else, at least I’ve learned a little today.


  2. dawgtired

    I really like the design Georgia has now. I think we have the best looking flag in the country with the colors and the seal. I sure hope it’s not so offensive it has to be changed again.

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  3. DawgPhan

    The racists are going to be big mad on the internet today. They have to clutch that Herschel Walker tweet extra close tonight.


  4. Westenddawg

    LSU and Missouri better crank up that renaming committee


  5. Ben

    Is the Alabama state flag one with civil war history, too?

    They really should just have an actual “Yellow Hammer” and call it a day.


  6. lakedawg

    I’m betting NASCAR attendance is really going to jump now that the old flag is banned.


  7. 69Dawg

    Can’t even escape the bullcrap on a football blog. How do you think the American Indians feel about ole Glory?


  8. Ben

    There are so many snowflakes here that it seems like a blizzard in New York.

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  9. ASEF

    There’s a reason Mississippi is last in everything. The unofficial state motto in Alabama is, “Thank God for Mississippi.”


  10. Rex

    Are we going to change Georgia’s name since King George II owned slaves?

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  11. There is no question that this is absolutely the most important issue that our commissioner has to deal with at this moment.(what carnivorous ?) History isn’t racist( what ever that word has been redefined to mean recently) it is just history. Last I checked Mississippi and Georgia were part of the Confederacy(along with a couple other states) and changing the flag won’t change that one way or the other. Stalin and Mao would be proud of this attempt at the cleansing of history. # LTAHAB.

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    • ASEF

      It’s about recruiting, which is the second most important thing to Sankey (TV dollars being #1) and the most important thing to all the coaches.

      Sankey is not going to let his brand get near Confederacy love notes. And he shouldn’t.


    • “Stalin and Mao would be proud of this attempt at the cleansing of history.”
      I’m sure they would have handled the current series of shitshows exactly the same way.


  12. Go Dawgs!

    I would love for Georgia to have a state flag that isn’t the literal Confederate State of America flag, but I personally consider it a win that we no longer fly the battle flag that was co-opted by the Ku Klux Klan and other hate groups to represent white supremacy. As compromise positions go, the current Georgia flag seemed to be a good compromise at the time it was adopted and it still seems to be so. I’d definitely vote in favor of changing to something unique, though. I’ve always wished that Georgia could have something unique and special to the state, like the South Carolina flag or Colorado, Oregon, or New Mexico. They’ve got some great flags, ours is just … blah.


  13. dawgxian

    Perhaps the reason that they are changing flags, building names, and syrup names is that there’s not much more that can be done to solve real problems faced by blacks. It reminds me of Trump. He doesn’t do anything but talk tough.


  14. Butler Reynolds

    I was glad when they changed the flag to the current one, but the flaggers who fought for the old state flag were right about those going after it: they’re not going to stop. If the mob hasn’t stepped on your toes yet — just wait.

    In any case, why do states really need flags? At this point they’re all lackeys to Washington DC anyway.