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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Philip H
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    So as perhaps the only OT commenter living in Mississippi – the chamber of commerce backs the change. And the deal was done when the NCAA announced we could not host or compete in any college sports championships under the old flag.

    This has become a Political football (!) of course, with the same crowd that doesn’t want the governor telling them to wear masks also in arms that the legislature would take away their “right” to vote on a new flag.

    The mosquito is a hilarious addition, but the flag it’s on was officially removed from consideration because the designer didn’t want to add the required “In God We Trust.”Report

    • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Philip H
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      Yeah, I figured groups like the CoC wanted it. And football coaches (even Tuberville!). But I was still somewhat skeptical mostly because I thought it was going to happen after Dylann Roof. There definitely seemed to be momentum, but then it just stalled. So I figured it was just going to keep getting stuck.Report

      • Avatar Philip H in reply to Will Truman
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        Its a weird time – the Republican Governor and the Republican Speaker of the House – who used to e best buds when the former was Lt. Governor – are now openly at war over dang near everything.Report

  2. Avatar North
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    I really like #10 even if it is false. Nova Scotia is surely the mosquito capital of the world.Report

  3. Avatar Slade the Leveller
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    The motto on #6 should be Eat My Shorts. Thanks, Atomic Kristin, now I can’t unsee it.Report

  4. fillyjonk fillyjonk
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    I like 8, but then I am a botanist and there are too-few flags with plants. I like it better than the other magnolia-flower one, and better than that weird folk-arty stylized tree thing.(4 and 5). I also like a flag that is NOT heavily blue and red – too many are.

    10 is supposedly “was included in error” but I think it’s hilarious.I was thinking if my state redid its flag and went that route, we’d have to have a Red Imported Fire Ant on it.

    9 is, IMHO, the worst, simply because it’s super bland; that could be like any state’s flagReport

  5. Avatar InMD
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    The mosquito flag must fly!Report

  6. Avatar Mike Schilling
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    I used to go to Pascagoula, Mississippi on business, and rarely saw any mosquitos. Pretty sure the vented gasses from the refinery took care of them.Report

  7. Avatar Dark Matter
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    #6 is superior because people can instantly ID it as Mississippi’s flag. It carries more information than the others.Report

  8. Avatar Kazzy
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    I like #7 and #1, ultimately opting for the former. There’s just something really cool about the imagery of the river being incorporated that way. I actually have a slight lean towards #1 but I think it is too abstract. Then again, I think I was looking at this through the lens of “Which of these would look super dope on a basketball uniform?” and those are the sorts of details that really pop. As far as flags go, there are probably better options.Report

    • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to Kazzy
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      I would be reluctant to have my flag say, “Here’s why we ask for Army Corps of Engineers help and federal flood insurance subsidies all out of proportion to our population.” But that’s just me living in a high arid place where the general response to people who need federal flood insurance is, “Why the fnck did you build your house in a canyon?”Report

  9. Avatar Aaron David
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    I like #8. If the state is looking to go a whole new direction, I think a strong color choice with a pleasing reminder of the state’s beauty is a solid way to go.

    #10 is the new Alaska flag.Report

  10. Avatar George Turner
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    All I see is 10 failures. Nobody ever has trouble spelling “In God We Trust” but some people do have trouble spelling Mississippi. So spell it out on the state flag, so everybody can just look up at it and double check without depending on auto-correct!Report

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