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Friday, June 14, 2019

And while 2019 has been extreme, flooding in the Yazoo Backwater Area, as this part of the state is known, happens nearly every single year. Since 2000, there have only been five years when it hasn't flooded here. Residents of the region, local farmers and Mississippi politicians are calling for the revival of the pumps -- a project vetoed by George W. Bush's administration, called "one of the worst projects ever conceived by Congress" by Sen. John McCain in 2004, and endlessly decried by environmental advocates.

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These rednecks are living in their own sewage wanting handouts instead of solving their own problems.

They want socialism to save them, when they should be saving themselves.

These floods would not have happened if the lazy Mississippians had properly raked the river. Shameful.

I am sending my thoughts and prayers, but nothing can be done.

#1 | Posted by bored at 2019-06-14 01:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Those that deny global climate change are sure to be doomed by it.
My thoughts and prayers for the S-hole states.

#2 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-06-14 04:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Goobers shouldn't have slept through science class and then decided science was just a liberal plot to take their freedom.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-14 07:06 AM | Reply

"We just need the government to finish what they started, finish the pumps," said Brown, who recently found a casket floating in the floodwaters. "The flooding seems to get worse every year. It's really damaging our livelihood, I've also got cattle, I do a little farming. It's damaged everything that it can damage."

The Mississippi river isn't going anywhere.

So do what "c-c-conservatives" tell everybody else to do-pick yourself up by your bootstraps and move. Don't expect us taxpayers to bail you out of your stupid decisions.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-14 09:53 AM | Reply

FTA:

"And while 2019 has been extreme, flooding in the Yazoo Backwater Area, as this part of the state is known, happens nearly every single year. Since 2000, there have only been five years when it hasn't flooded here.

Families that call this southern part of the Mississippi Delta home have put up with standing water for months. Via community meetings and social media, they have attempted to draw attention to their plight -- all to little avail."

Then move. There is no reason for ALL of America to continue to bail out a hopeless situation. Taxpayers and insurance policy holders shouldn't be paying to rebuild anything that has a high risk of being destroyed by natural disaster. That includes floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and wildfires. Though I might be willing to help subsidize their relocation.

#5 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-06-14 12:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Even I'm not stupid enough to sign this."

-Dubya

"Hold my beer"

-Trump

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-14 07:39 PM | Reply

--Then move. There is no reason for ALL of America to continue to bail out a hopeless situation. Taxpayers and insurance policy holders shouldn't be paying to rebuild anything that has a high risk of being destroyed by natural disaster.

That's right. If people choose to live in hazardous areas, fine, as long as they don't expect the taxpayers to rescue them for their bad choices.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-06-14 08:21 PM | Reply

"If people choose to live in hazardous areas, fine, as long as they don't expect the taxpayers to rescue them for their bad choices."

Will you be singing the same tune when the San Andreas Fault cracks wide open?

#8 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-06-14 09:01 PM | Reply

if the lazy Mississippians had properly raked the river.

#1 | Posted by bored

WTF is that? That river has been messed with for over 100 years. It is beyond help now.

#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-06-15 10:04 AM | Reply

Proper raking prevents floods and fires.
-trampy

#10 | Posted by bored at 2019-06-15 10:14 PM | Reply

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