Holy crap. Just a couple of days ago I posted about how tragically backward–nay, retrograde–the “great” state of Mississippi is. Now the news that Mississippi has, just in the last few days, finally, officially ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. That’s the one banning, oh, I dunno, SLAVERY! Apparently the legislature approved the amendment back in ’95 (that’s 1995, not 1895) but the bureaucrats never got around to formally filing the paperwork with the feds. Jiminy Cricket.