Gee, thanks. I’d prefer “Phil Bryant can rot in hell” (and if there is one, he will). There are a lot of us here fighting like hell to change things - like Chef Currence, for instance - and our voices get drowned out on the national stage by people like you who insist on yelling about how horrible we all are. That just makes the people like our governor more bitter and more likely to want to hunker down and “protect our way of life and our values.” To be sure: Phil Bryant, Tate Reeves, and a majority of our state legislators are grade A pricks that seem hell-bent on driving this state as far down into the ground as it can go. To drown out the national voice of the progressives is to limit their reach to the national groups with the national money to funnel into the state’s progressive circles and generate viable candidates who can compete against the Bryants of the world who have the backing of the AFA, FRC, and every other hate group in the country. And the starting point is for our fellow US citizens to stop broadly saying “Mississippi can rot in hell” in response to progressive Mississippians doing positive things (which was the subject of this article, in case you neglected to read it).