Friday, March 17, 2006

Clarion Ledger letter of the day - March 17, 2006

I wonder if the writer of this letter (who lives in Brandon, Rankin County) is trying to be funny. Does he REALLY not know the answer to his question? Was he here a few years ago during the debate over whether to replace the state flag? Is he really that obvlivious? Does he really not know why Congressman Bennie Thompson doesn't display the Mississippi state flag? Hmmm.....

Thompson doesn't display state's flag

I recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to speak with legislators. While there, I spoke with staffers from the offices of Reps. Chip Pickering, Roger Wicker and Bennie Thompson; and Sens. Trent Lott and Thad Cochran.

Outside all of the offices were flags on display. All offices had the American flag on display and also the Mississippi state flag.

Only one congressman did not have the Mississippi state flag on display outside his office - 2nd District U.S. Rep. Thompson.

The only flag he had on display outside of his office was the American flag. Why does he refuse to display the Mississippi state flag? Rep. Thompson's office was the only one I saw without a state flag on display.

Is Congressman Thompson ashamed to be recognized as a Mississippian? That he refuses to display a state flag outside of his office should say something about how he feels about Mississippi.

I encourage all of his constituents to contact him and find out why he does not have a state flag on display at his office.

Christopher Cheney
Brandon

1 comment:

Tom said...

While digesting Reader's Digest
In the back of a dirty book store,
A plastic flag, with gum on the back,
Fell out on the floor.
Well, I picked it up and I ran outside
Slapped it on my window shield,
And if I could see old Betsy Ross
I'd tell her how good I feel.

Chorus:
But your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more.
They're already overcrowded
From your dirty little war.
Now Jesus don't like killin'
No matter what the reason's for,
And your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more.

Well, I went to the bank this morning
And the cashier he said to me,
"If you join the Christmas club
We'll give you ten of them flags for free."
Well, I didn't mess around a bit
I took him up on what he said.
And I stuck them stickers all over my car
And one on my wife's forehead.

Repeat Chorus:

Well, I got my window shield so filled
With flags I couldn't see.
So, I ran the car upside a curb
And right into a tree.
By the time they got a doctor down
I was already dead.
And I'll never understand why the man
Standing in the Pearly Gates said...

"But your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more.
We're already overcrowded
From your dirty little war.
Now Jesus don't like killin'
No matter what the reason's for,
And your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more."

- John Prine