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Diversity in Mississippi - '#HappyMS'



I am always astonished that people who have never been in Mississippi seem to think they know everything they need to know about Mississippi.

They think they know it because they have seen 'Mississippi Burning', have read that is hot and everyone picks cotton for a living, or watched a documentary from someone (I could name names but I'll pass) who swooped in from out of town, spent a few days here, then produced a film which, due to the magic of selectively choosing interview partners and selective editing showed their 'true' version of what Mississippi today is like, which is a distortion.

Take a look at this video produced by Mississippians featuring Mississippians filmed in Mississippi and tell me, once you've watched it, if you still see our state in the same way.

Oh, that guy who looks like Dan Aykroyd? It is Dan Aykroyd, who was here shooting a film and has invested in Mississippi.

And incidentally, We Don't Discriminate. If You're Buying, We're Selling.


Enjoy! Read more about #HappyMS on YouTube. Want to film in Mississippi? Visit the Mississippi Film Office site.


Overnight: Happy We Are From Teheran #FreeHappyIranians


Happy Iran Teheran

I found out about this video because of an article on The Huffington Post with this headline:

Young Iranians Arrested For Dancing In 'Happy' Pharrell Video

From the article:

Sources report that seven to eight young Iranians have been arrested in Tehran, for the simple crime of being "Happy."

Three men and three women danced unveiled to Pharrell Williams' smash hit in a video that was widely shared on social media, garnering over 30,000 views before it was taken down. Copies have been quickly re-uploaded as news of the arrest has broken, sparking the hashtag #FreeHappyIranians.



Alabama Chief Justice Moore Interprets Constitution According To Pharrell Williams' 'Happy'


Pharrell Williams Happy

If Alabama didn't already have enough problems with poverty, racism, storms, oil spills and other disasters, they now face one on the bench of their highest court, the Supreme Court of Alabama. And the problem is with the leader of this highest court in the state, Chief Justice Roy Moore.

This week Justice Moore made known his interpretations of the US Constitution while speaking at the Pastor for Life Luncheon, which was sponsored by his neighboring Pro-Life Mississippi Organization. And the Chief Justice had some eye-opening remarks which might explain some pretty screwed up thinking about the South. It seems justice, like a fish, stinks from the top. And is this the kind of judge you'd like to see adjudicating any case you were part of?

Raw Story:

...declared that the First Amendment only applies to Christians because “Buddha didn't create us, Mohammed didn't create us, it was the God of the Holy Scriptures” who created us.

Holy Scriptures? Doesn't that include the Old Testament? That's the book the Jews and Gentiles both believe in, so why aren't Jews part of this first amendment coverage?

It  looks like Chief Justice Moore feels that the Jews, Muslims and Buddhists, who's beliefs predate the New Testament, were all wrong and therefore their beliefs aren't protected under our US Constitution, especially the bill of rights. Wow.

When looking for his answers, Moore relies on an obscure interpretation of law, from an Englishman who died in 1780.

Chief Justice Moore later defined “life” via Blackstone’s Law — a book that American lawyers have “sadly forgotten” — as beginning when “the baby kicks.” “Today,” he said, “our courts say it’s not alive ’til the head comes out.

But Justice Moore's ignorance doesn't stop there.

He later said that “you can’t be happy unless you follow God’s law, and if you follow God’s law, you can’t help but be happy.”

Now's it's all becoming clear to me. The Chief Justice is channeling Pharrell Williams and his "Happy" song for his rulings. After all, we know that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is the only thing the Declaration of Independence (which led us to ultimately draw up our Constitution) is really about. Those lyrics appear to be the judicial tenets from the Moore bench in which laws are weighed and interpreted in Alabama. So let's all clap our hands and get happy.

I think the people of that southern state are in for a whole mess of troubles with a guy like Chief Justice Moore leading the way. But at least with him in the lead seat on the bench, we're all gonna be "happy."


Happy Photo Of The Day- Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert hold their Illinois marriage license after they were married in Chicago on Wednesday


Vernita Gray, Patricia Ewert

God bless.

Vernita Gray, left, and Patricia Ewert hold their Illinois marriage license after they were married in Chicago on Wednesday. While the state's gay marriage law takes effect in June 2014, the couple was granted an expedited marriage license because Gray is terminally ill. (Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast via AP]