Friday, December 2, 2016
Big game tonight in Starkpatch, as Clinton and Pearl face off to see who will be the Heavyweight Champ in Mississippi high school football. The city of Clinton posted the following information for the game tonight:
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Wondering what to watch on tv? It's at least six months before Game of Thrones returns. There is one episode left of Westworld. However, don't despair. Vikings returned last night to the History Channel. If you have not seen this series before, give it a try. The first four and a half seasons are available on Amazon Prime Video. Here is the trailer to the second half of season 4:
The Mississippi Supreme Court remanded the capital murder conviction of Laqunn Sharod Gary back to Hinds County Circuit Court after it held that Judge Jeff Weill violated the Gary's due process. Gary confessed to a murder but then tried to challenge his confession and asked for a hearing to suppress the evidence. Judge Weill denied his motion for the hearing. However, the Court ordered Judge Weill to hold the hearing and then possibly hold a new trial if the confession is disqualified. The opinion is posted below. Judge Weill nemesis public defender Allison Kelly represented the defendant. There was no dissent.
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The Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System continues to spin its wheels in the mud as the latest actuarial report states that the program is only 60% funded.* The Board of Trustees received the news at the presentation of the annual report at the October board meeting. The actual report and video of the presentation are posted below. The nutshell version of the report is that the numbers that should be getting smaller are getting larger while the numbers that should be getting larger are getting smaller. In other words, PERS is going in the wrong direction.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The Jackson crime stats for the week ending October 16 are posted below. The number of crimes has fallen since a year ago. Property crimes fell 18% while violent crimes dropped 14%. The overall number of crimes decreased 18%. The number of crimes went down in every category but one - and that happens to be the most visible category- homicide. Read the numbers for each category and weep:
Northeast Jackson hoodlum Frank Williams won't be breaking into any more houses for awhile. A Hinds County jury convicted him of four counts of house burglary. However, Circuit Judge Jeff Weill sentenced him to 17 years and 6 months in prison and decreed that half of the sentences were consecutive to the other half. Thus Frankie received a prison sentence of 35 years.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Update: Incumbent Court of Appeals Judge Jack Wilson is beating Judge Ed Hannan 60% - 40% with 90% of the precincts counted.
Here are the results for the Hinds County Election Commissioner races. There are two boxes that are still out in two of the races.
It appears the students at Ole Miss are attempting to make the university a "sanctuary city" for illegal aliens. Read the proposed resolution for yourself.
The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure want to make it a criminal offense for a doctor to have sex with a patient. The Atlanta Constitution-Journal recently ranked Mississippi dead last in protecting patients from sexual abuse by doctors. However, the new executive director of the Board apparently is taking the bull by the horns and working to get off of the bottom and better protect patients as well. The Mississippi Business Journal reported:
Monday, November 28, 2016
Sometimes we forget how blessed we are to live in a world filled with medical wonders. The video posted below aims to remind you of that little fact. Watch people who are able to see colors for the first time when they wear the enchroma glasses. The video shows how much we take for granted.
SLRP. The retirement fund that is appropriately named by its acronym. Supplemental Legislative Retirement Fund. It's a declaration by the legislature that states our elected solons are indeed better than the rest of us. The legislature created SLRP to give themselves extra retirement pay not available to other state employees. Call it time and a half pay for doing half of the work- if that much. The program currently holds $16.4 million in assets.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
The embarrassment that is the tenure of Marilyn Mosby, the State Attorney in Baltimore. The grandstanding attorney who appeared onstage at a Prince concert shortly after she railroaded six cops in the Freddie Gray case apparently has a much lower conviction rate than her predecessor- and brags about it. However, what she lacks in competence she makes up for in making excuses. The Wall Street Journal reported last week:
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
Certified NRA instructor Jamie Patrick will teach a concealed weapon's permit class this weekend. The cost is only $50. Completion of the class will allow you to apply for the enhanced carry permit. This information for the class is posted below.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
If you don't succeed, try, try again. It appears some local thugs took to heart this old proverb as they robbed a Raymond Road location of Metro PCS after a gun-firing manager ran them out of the McDowell Metro PCS store earlier this week. However, JPD nabbed the two bandits yesterday. JPD issued the following bulletins and video on Twitter last night. Classify this post under "Dumb Crook Stories".
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Black Friday is upon us. There is actually a useful website for that annual day of horrors. This web page actually collected and posted all of the TV sales found in Black Friday ads.
The little-noticed 2016 actuarial report for Medicare states that the Hospital Insurance Fund (Part A) will go broke in only twelve years. The other Medicare programs are solvent and face no similar doomsday scenarios on the horizon. However, The HI Fund has seen its funding level drop more than half since 2007 as its reserves are used to pay more and more health care costs.
You can make a strong case that the two hottest teams in the National Football League are the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. Both keep winning. Both boast excellent play at the all-important quarterback position.
And, for our purposes today, both are quarterbacked by the only two-time winners of the C Spire Conerly Trophy which goes annually to the most outstanding college football player in Mississippi.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The Mississippi Legislature appropriated $388,906 for the settlement of Mississippi Highway Patrol lawsuits earlier this year. The bill included $235,000 paid to victims of former trooper Christopher Hughes and $118,906 to Training Director Gayle McMullin for racial discrimination. DPS settled two more lawsuits since the bill became law. SB #2924 states:
Monday, November 21, 2016
Things aren't going too well for prosecutors who are determined to have the Great White White that is former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg. They are pretty desperate as they recently tried to use his World War II service against him. The Wall Street Journal reported in an October 13 editorial:
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- Presenting the Mississippi State Capitol (Video)
- Editorial: The airport belongs to Jackson. Period.
- Kelly arrested for taking pics of Rose Cochran
- The Real Face of Mississippi Government
- PERS gets mo' money but funding level falls
- Majority black public school districts spend more, waste more, fail more
- Jackson's water bond failure: The REST of the story.
- Time to return fire on Banks
- Supervisor votes on projects next to land he owns
- Throwdown at the Levee Board
- Door shuts on another life
- Truth begins to come out in Irby case
- Judge orders interview of Irby
- Steadivest: Snakes or snake-bitten?
- Post-election thoughts
- Rest of the story about Crisler's shooting
- Jackson paying $4 million in fees
- Will Jackson end up like Birmingham
- Record-breaking fraud?
- FBI contacted MVT about Evans
- Heather Spencer police reports
- An open letter to John McCain
- Are your 401k's safe from Democrats?
- Democrats' Plans for Controlling the Media
- Who is Teresa Ghilarducci?
- Kingfish wins at Ethics Commission
- Tribe of Obama
- Berry V. Aetna (rankin County Cesspool)
- Incest in Dixie: Mississippi Legal Profession
- Jim Hood: Liar
- JFP Tax Problems? (See comments)
- The SafeCity Bill
- Isn't this called secession?
- A Black Governor in Mississippi?
- Time to grade Miles' exam
- Domestic Violence & Divorce in Mississippi
- Truthwatch, eh?
- What is Jackson Jambalaya?
- Election Night Thoughts
- Counter-Insurgency for Beginners
- Jazz for Beginngers
- Mayor Melton's Soljah
- A Leopard Can't Change His Spots, Can Jere Nash?
- Harborwalk Hoax?
- A Pox on All Your Houses
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- Clarion Ledger (Jackson, MS Gannett Newspaper)
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- Blog on Mississippi Sovereignty Commission
- Harborwalk Thread (Jackson's Latest Boondoggle)
Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).
Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.
Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".
In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.
In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.
Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.
Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!
This is definitely a Beaver production.
Note: Security provided by INS.
There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.
If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!
This is definitely a Beaver production.
Note: Security provided by INS.