A New Export

It’s a running joke in the W household. Every six months or so there’s a study released ranking Tennessee 48th in something. So our slogan is ‘At least we aren’t Mississippi’ (or alternately Arkansas). But Mississippi has come up with a new money making scheme. Or if you prefer, they’re being generous to their fellow hurricane victims.

According to the Biloxi Sun Herald, Mississippi is exporting dirt to Louisiana to help rebuild levees along a shipping canal called the ‘Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet’. I suppose it’s not really a money making scheme because Hancock County, MS is making about $1.20 per ton. But they’re shipping 78 barges worth over to St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana.

Make your own jokes about dirt poor now.


Blogger Exador said...

So they really ARE dirt farmers.

Ha Ha Ha

4:04 AM, April 11, 2006  

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