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Dominos can’t sell that many Pizzas

Corruption and double standards; Don’t change the name of a Senate office building; Anti-tax Republicans in the Mississippi Legislature pass a regressive tax; Sen. Cornyn was right about mob rule

My wife recently commented on the numerous Dominos TV ads telling consumers that Dominos will fill potholes in numerous communities. “Maybe they can help Jackson,” she said. “Sorry”, I replied, “Dominos can’t sell that many Pizzas.”

On Friday, August 10, the lead editorial in The Wall Street Journal was entitled “Corruption and Double Standards”. The editorial was an extensive report detailing how the left’s anti-corruption campaign has ignored the disgraced and corrupt of Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. The editorial has a line about Democrats and “their media echoes”.  In many ways, this line also applies to Democrats and their media cheerleaders in Mississippi.

HONOR JOHN McCAIN BUT DON’T CHANGE THE NAME OF THE RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING – It’s nice the momentum has slowed to name the Senate Russell Office Building after the late Sen. John McCain. Any legislation supported by Democrats Sen. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi should be suspect at the outset. John McCain was a true hero and great American. McCain should be honored but not by changing the name of the Russell building. Russell was one of the titans of the U.S. Senate where he served for almost 40 years. Previous to that, he was governor of Georgia. Yes, Russell was a segregationist and fought against all civil rights legislation. But so did Sen. John Stennis of Mississippi, one of our state’s most distinguished leaders in history. Former governor William Winter, one of our state’s most decent public officials to ever serve our state, also campaigned as a staunch segregationist when he ran his first race for governor in 1967. In fact Winter was “outseged” in that contest by the eventual winner, John Bell Williams. A magnificent Navy aircraft carrier is named after John Stennis.

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Gov. Bryant May Compete with Hosemann for Chuck Schumer Award

Shortly after Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann captured our initial Chuck Schumer Award, Gov. Phil Bryant quickly showed that he will be a strong contender for the same award. For those that need a recap of the award, it is named for U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York. Schumer is in his third term in the Senate and before that served many years in the U.S. House. He had a well-known and well-deserved reputation for finding any television camera or any photo-opportunity. Most everyone in Mississippi is very proud of the current success on the gridiron for Mississippi State and Ole Miss. It is unparalleled that both schools are ranked in the top three in the nation (until the Black Bears were upset by the LSU Tigers this past weekend). There is still a lot of football to be played this season but the pride of Mississippians is very obvious.

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Delbert Hoseman is Mississippi’s Chuck Schumer

When current U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York was a member of the House of Representatives for 18 years it was well known that you were at risk if you ever got between Schumer and a television camera. Even his Democratic colleagues from New York joked that nobody could outdo Schumer in getting in front of a camera. In Mississippi the winner of the Chuck Schumer Award for photo-ops is easily Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.

Before Mississippi State’s recent win over the Auburn Tigers, Hosemann, decked out in maroon, was on the field during MSU’s pre-game warm-ups. His Twitter account (@DelbertHoseman) showed Hosemann shaking hands with Bulldog head coach Dan Mullen and said, “Last minute words of encouragement before State beats Auburn.”

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