I will continue to wear my Col Reb shirts and fly my Ole Miss battle flag (the one I got in the '70's with Col Reb over the stars and bars. I will not spend one cent on a bear.
Wanna see a yahoo? The kind of guy who wastes our time and money from inside our very own government?
Then take a gander at Mark DuVall, Mississippi State Representative (D) of the Magnolia State’s 19th District.
It seems DuVall is one of the many, many elected officials in our country who feel the need to muck around in the world of sports. And he’s actually authored a bill to the Mississippi House of Representatives that reads as follows:
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 37-115-1, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972,
1 TO PROVIDE THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI SHALL BEAR THE
2 NICKNAME “OLE MISS REBELS”; TO PROVIDE THAT THE UNIVERSITY’S
3 MASCOT SHALL BE “COLONEL REBEL”; TO REQUIRE THAT THE UNIVERSITY’S
4 BAND SHALL PLAY “DIXIE” AND “FROM DIXIE WITH LOVE” AT HOME AND
5 AWAY FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL GAMES AT WHICH THE BAND, OR SOME
6 PORTION OF THE BAND, IS PRESENT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES
So DuVall is just one of a dying breed of redneck Rebel fans who can’t come to grips that this is now the 21st century and not the 19th, correct? Correct?
Nope. DuVall is a Mississippi State grad. And he’s ticked off a number of Ole Miss backers with this ridiculous waste of taxpayer time.
In a state known far and wide for being one of the poorest and least educated in the nation, you’d think an elected official would take his job seriously. You would think he would spend every working hour trying to make life better for Mississippians… especially those in his 19th District.
Not so when it comes to DuVall, apparently.
So was DuVall trying to tie old racial issues back to Ole Miss — as a loyal MSU alum would — or was he simply trying to kiss the rumps of many a Rebel fan in his district — only to misfire badly?
It matters not. When an elected official wastes his time in office on trivial nonsense, he needs to go. Hopefully Mississippi voters will agree the next DuVall runs for office.
And for the record, the odds of this bill passing are very, very slim.