WISEMAN: Initiative 42: A siren in the night

The Oxford Eagle newspaper, in Oxford, Miss. on Friday, May 2, 2014, has new owners.

The Oxford Eagle newspaper, in Oxford, Miss. on Friday, May 2, 2014, has new owners.

Perhaps many of you have seen the new GE commercials that have been running quite frequently lately.

One of the more interesting, yet for Mississippi more sobering of these commercials, is the one where the “nerdy” son sits across from his parents to give them the good news that he has landed a manufacturing job with worldwide manufacturing giant GE. The proud father, clad in work jeans, steel-toed boots and an open flannel shirt over a T-shirt triumphantly presents his son with his “grandpappy’s” big, well-used sledge-hammer.

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