The Land Mass Between New Orleans and Mobile
Dear Weather Channel, NBC, CNN and the rest of the “media”,
From: Jill Gunn Brown
I know you’ve been mocked and derided the last 24 hours or so for REPEATEDLY exposing yourselves as Geography deficient.
And….I would like to apologize for all those giving you such a difficult time. As a born and raised Mississippian, I would like to say I’m sorry. We have forgotten our manners and apparently forgotten that the main stream media HAS acknowledged Mississippi before…
The T.V. talking heads are all up in our “landmass” when they want to talk about racism, civil rights, lynching blacks, teen pregnancies, bottom of the barrel people of poverty, poorest state in the country, religious “nuts”, or the HORRIBLE education system in Mississippi…
So, I would just like say to The Weather Channel, NBC, CNN, etc…
Bless Your Heart…
You folks really aren’t dumb as a post…
You just have a tough job, you meteorologists and weather girl types…
We KNOW you didn’t just fall off a turnip truck yesterday…
You’re just busy…what with all the weatherish stuff you gotta report…
I mean, where would we be without your nuggets of wisdom?
Jeff Morrow (TWC), you da man…
if not for you, we backwoods, uneducated, redneck Mississippians wouldn’t know that “beaches are filled with sand” .
I mean y’all ain’t just sittin there like a bump on a log…you got stuff to do…those hurricanes don’t just report themselves. Y’all are ALL OVER those things…like stink on a pole-cat.
And those of us who have lived through multiple hurricanes wouldn’t have a clue that hurricanes are WINDY and WET if you guys didn’t show your bravery by standing out in the mess to report back to us…
EXCEPT, WE WOULD.
Because unlike most of you so called professionals, many of those toothless, inbred, backwood rednecks in “The Land Mass between New Orleans and Mobile” have experienced the OTHER SIDE of the hurricanes.
You see, standing out and playing in the rain as the hurricane comes to shore is nothing compared to losing a loved one, your home, your place of business, your job…or watching your family suffer for days/weeks with no power, no gas, no water, no food…
But, you all wouldn’t know that any of them have ever suffered through anything like that.
Because, after the hype and the hurricane parties, you dash off to your big cities and posh offices and forget about THOSE people and go back to your mocking of the dumb folks down south.
But hey, you actually hung around after Katrina…Yet, you chose to stay and report the more dramatic people from the crap hole in New Orleans.
And America was bitter and distraught because those poor people in New Orleans couldn’t get the “gummint” to come save them.
However, America could have been encouraged and uplifted had they seen some of the devastation in Mississippi… because they could have seen the hope and resolve of those folks who didn’t cry and whine to the TV cameras about the government not saving them. The men, REAL MEN, didn’t run off and leave their families in a “save yourselves or let nanny government do it” fashion.
Those folks in MS, of every ethnicity, every color, every religion, banded together and one thing you would have found had you actually looked, was not only total devastation, but the morning after scenes of men and women stepping out to survey the damage, check on their neighbors, praying with their neighbors, conducting search and rescue with a few neighborhood folks to help a stranger find a an unaccounted for loved one.
That morning after, you would hear the hum of chainsaws as the men got busy cleaning up and building back…and if they were lucky enough to not have suffered major damage, they NEVER sat back to breathe a sigh of relief, hanging their chainsaws up for the next round of storms…no, they just head on down the road to the first person they could find in need of their services…
THAT’S how things work in Mississippi.
Those good folks don’t need YOU teaching them anything about hurricanes. They’ve had too many crash courses than they care to remember.
2 of the top 3 worst hurricanes known to man decided to enter the U.S. through the that “landmass”.
Katrina and Camille.
With horrible devastations in between…Elena, Frederic, etc. etc.
And that landmass doesn’t even deserve the mention of their state’s namesake when another hurricane is heading their direction???
We get it.
But while I have you attention, let me remind you of a couple of things about My Mississippi.
The next time you want to “report” or do a “special” on one of the subjects that will actually cause you call us by name, remember this.
The next time you report about how RACIST Mississippi is or was, note that Mississippi has the highest percentage of blacks of all the states. Mississippi is SO RACIST, that the blacks don’t want to leave. Yea. And once you’re over THAT mental hurdle, consider this:
We are so racist and oppressive that no blacks are allowed opportunity to be successful here…
Well, if you don’t count Oprah, Morgan Freeman, James Earl Jones, Charley Pride, Walter Peyton, Bo Diddly, Jerry Rice, Robin Roberts, and many more….
And when you want to talk about how we rank the highest in the nation in teen pregnancies, please be sure to mention that it’s because most of us don’t kill our babies…Take the abortion clinics out of New York and see how fast their teen pregnancy rates sky rocket….will you call them ignorant rednecks?? We have one lone abortion clinic in the state and it’s on its last leg… Those evil Christians down south don’t force their daughters to have abortions… they embrace them and love them and help them and are not quite the “judgmental religious nuts” you make them out to be.
And before you talk about how horrible it is to have those babies and that’s why Mississippi is the poorest state in the union, yadda yadda, yadda…
Please remember to mention that even though Mississippi may have ranked as the #1 poorest state, it also ranks as #2 Top GIVING state when it comes to charity.
So put that in your pipe and smoke it.
And one more thing, before your next special or article on the how Mississippi has the most HORRIBLE education system in the country, obviously only producing idiots when compared to the rest of the country, recall the following folks who are from and products of Mississippi, who turned out to be big leeches on society, with all their ignorance and such:
Rod Paige, Former U.S. Secretary of Education
Clarence Otis, CEO of Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn, and all the Darden Restaurants
Ken Lewis, President of Bank of America
Fred Smith, Founder of Fed Ex
Arthur Guyton, author of The Textbook of Medical Physiology
James Hardy, performed the first Lung Transplant ever.
John Grisham, author
William Faulkner, author
Jim Henson, Muppets creator
Tennessee Williams, playwright
and the list goes on….
remember that most of us in Mississippi learn the 50 states, their locations and capitals before or in the 5th grade.
So, we don’t expect you media types to pass a High School Geography level test or anything, we don’t even expect you to be as smart as us ignorant rednecks… but could you at least be smarter than a 5th grader…??
Photo of destruction in Mississippi from Katrina, that made landfall in Mississippi…and decimated the entire Gulf Coast.
Photo: H/T http://www.photosfromkatrina.com/
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