Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Great Dropout

What happens when men quit working? A political economist asked this question in a Wall Street Journal column last September.   It seems more and more men have quit working.  They aren't going to school or obtaining training for a new job either.  They just drop out and sponge.  Nicholas Eberstadt writes:

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Sunday morning sermon

Can't make it to church this morning?  JJ brings church to you.  The late Dr. Frank Pollard preaches from John 17 in this video.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Gutter Punks

The Gutter Punks of New Orleans.  They look so homeless  as well as disgusting.  It seems more and more of them are popping up like mushrooms.  They sprawl out on the sidewalks with their dogs, look and smell as if they haven't had a shower in weeks, and beg for money.  A homeless crisis of sorts, right?  Guess again.  They are called Gutter Punks for a reason because they are anything but homeless. It's an adventure for many of them.  Check out this picture taken in front of a French Quarter hotel:

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Vidal Sullivan is back in jail.

One of Frank's favorites is back in jail.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted Vidal Sullivan for armed robbery and felon in possession of a firearm in on February 23.  His bond was set at $300,000.  The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Jeff Weill.

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Idiot of the day

Kidnapping a judge is never a good idea.  Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement:

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Bill Crawford: Shopping online affects community finances

J.C. Penney announced it will close five stores in Mississippi communities – Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Meridian, and Oxford. Earlier Sears announced three closures in Columbus, Jackson, and McComb, with more to come. Even Wal-Mart has closed stores, in Belmont, Mantachie, Sardis, Walnut, Derma and Nettleton.

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WORLDSTAR!!!

This video of an incident involving JPD officers made it to Worldstar.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

AIRBORNE!!!

Kurdish airborne and American Special Ops troops made history this week as they seized a dam in the Islamic State. U.S. Central Command stated on its website:

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Interesting vote for Stonebridge.

 
Some good ole boy politicking apparently took place when the Stonebridge Public Improvement District was created.  The Brandon Board of Aldermen voted to approve the creation of the district. However, one of the Aldermen voted to approve the creation of the PID even though he worked for the developer of the PID.  Earlier post on bond default.

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Carlos Moore & McDonald's mother change story.

Attorney Carlos Moore and his client, Yvette Mason-Sherman, altered some key facts in the lawsuit they filed against Wayne Parish in Hinds County Circuit Court.  Mason-Sherman sued Wayne Parish, his business partner Jimmy Ratcliff, and Performance Oil for wrongful death in the death of her son.  Parish shot and killed 17 year-old Charles McDonald, Jr.  during a struggle over a gun at Performance Oil on McDowell Road on July 21, 2016.   A Hinds County grand jury indicted him for first degree murder in October.  He is free on a $50,000 bond.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Death investigation in Brandon

The Brandon Police Department just issued the following statement. 

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Hood brings in the cash

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement:

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Look at me, Look at me!!! Um, they did.

It seems Dewayne Mannery has a new home.  JJ readers may remember the Cypress Lake robber partying it up at the Yazoo County Correctional Facility a few weeks ago:

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The pageant queen arrest and the Rest of the story.

Update: Court order of dismissal posted below. 

The media was all agog over the arrest of 1998 Mississippi Melinda King Sanders.  One must forgive them as they tend to go rabid when they think they see a pageant queen fallen from grace.  Sanders was arrested on March 2 for credit card fraud.   The media had a field day reporting the arrest and posting the mug shot.  The arrest generated no small amount of interest on social media as well.  However, part of the ordeal ended for Sanders when the charges were dismissed yesterday in Flora Municipal Court.   However, as Paul Harvey would say, there is a Rest of the story.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Leg passes campaign finance bill.

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement.

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Hambrick killer tries to blame victim.

More details about the murder of Eric Hambrick emerged last week when a transcript of his killer's sentencing was released.   Arkel Coleman  pleaded guilty to manslaughter in November after he was indicted for first degree murder in Hambrick's death.  Hambrick was a MEMA employee and a fixture in the Mississippi Opera and First Baptist Church choir.  Coleman claimed that Hambrick asked him to trade sex for money.  He said he hit him in response to the alleged proposition.

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Sanctuary city ban goes to Governor

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement.

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Rick Cleveland: March is the sweet spot

If you've played golf or baseball, you surely know about the sweet spot.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It's Auburn.

Auburn, Alabama and Waffle House.  What could possibly go wrong?

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Stonebridge Public Improvement District (PID) in Brandon defaulted on bonds



The Stonebridge public improvement district defaulted on $22 million in special assessment bonds that were sold in 2007.  Stonebridge opened to much hoopla in 2008 right before The meltdown began.  The Mississippi Business Journal reported in May 2008:

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Partying with The Chief

Hinds County thief Lashaun Hudson is apparently having a good ole time in the Marshall County Correctional Facility.  Hudson was convicted in 2014 of several counts of burglary larceny of an unoccupied dwelling and receiving stolen property.   However, Hudson is living it up in jail as he smokes dope, sells dope, and is about to get out on parole.  See for yourself. 

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Monday, March 20, 2017

JPD catches carjacker

JPD issued the following statement and mug shot.

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SOS issues legislative update.

Mississippi Secretary of State Dibbit Hosemann issued the following press release.

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Rudy sues CMU for $6.3 million.

Madison County Engineer Rudy Warnock sued Canton Municipal Utilities for $6.3 million in U.S. District Court on March 9.  Mr. Warnock claims that CMU breached three contracts it entered into with him in 2016. CMU hired Mr. Warnock as its sole engineer in August but terminated him a few months later. 

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Judge Green curseth the Blessed

Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green sent Blessed Adams back to prison last Thursday.  Ridgeland police arrested him in January for  strong-armed robbery, possession of marijuana, failure to yield to the police, and simple assault after he maced a clerk and then stole money from Old Canton Liquor and Wine.  Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal called him a "serial robber".

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Commission & Mayor continue to scrap over loan

The hard feelings that developed between Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber and several members of the 1% Sales Tax Commission at the March 1 meeting continue to linger.  Anna Wolfe posted a follow-up story on that particular food fight last Friday.  Her story is posted below along with some color commentary by yours truly.  Enjoy.

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Police responded to domestic disturbance call earlier this year at Myers home.

Madison County Coroner Alex Breland ruled that Lakrisna Myers shot her boyfriend, Darryl Davis, to death with his service weapon and then killer herself with a gunshot to the head.  The murder/suicide took place at her home at 120 Clearview Drive East in Madison County on Wednesday.  A police report obtained by JJ states that domestic disturbances had occurred between the couple. 

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Sunday Morning Sermon

If you can't make it to church this morning, JJ will bring church to you.  Enjoy this sermon of the late Dr. Frank Pollard. 

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Wingate whalloped.

Lawyers have complained for years that U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate's docket moved slowly- if at all at times.  Such tardiness caught up with Judge Wingate as the Chief U.S. District Judge prohibited Judge Wingate from accepting new cases until his caseload is in order.  The order is posted below.

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Bill Crawford: Fuel Diversification is Real Kemper Issue for PSC

What will natural gas prices look like over the next 40 years?

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This video is posted in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

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Stupid crooks of the day.

This actually happened over in Clinton. 

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"Poll" shows Lumumba lead

A "poll" conducted by longtime Democratic political operative Brad Chism shows Chokwe Antar Lumumba Jr. leading the Jackson Mayoral race. The "poll" states:

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Update on Madison murder/suicide

There is new information in the deaths of Hinds County Deputy Daryl Ethan Davis and Lakrisna Myers.  Myers was a nurse who worked at the Hinds County Detention Center.  Law enforcement officers discovered their bodies at Myers' home on 120 Clearview Drive East in Madison Tuesday evening.  They went to the house to conduct a welfare check after neither one of them showed up for their shifts at work.  Davis and Myers were in a relationship.  Both died of gunshot wounds.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Layoffs at UMMC

UMMC issued the following statement. 

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Ridgeland police take down bank robber.

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement.

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No comment.

What is wrong with this story? Clue: Pay attention to what is said during the first thirty seconds or so. 

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McDonald's family sues Wayne Parish

  WARNING: GRAPHIC & VIOLENT VIDEO FOOTAGE

The mother of a teen killed last summer sued Wayne Parish and his company in Hinds County Circuit Court yesterday.  Parish shot and killed 17 year-old Charles McDonald, Jr.  during a struggle over a gun at Performance Oil on McDowell Road on July 21, 2016.   A Hinds County grand jury indicted him for first degree murder in October.  He is free on a $50,000 bond. Attorney Carlos Moore represents the plaintiffs.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cleveland bars busted

Attorney Generalissimo Jim Hood issued the following statement. 

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Deputy & girlfriend killed.

A Hinds County Deputy and his girlfriend were found dead at her home in Madison County.  Both died of gunshot wounds.

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Bigger Pie's Charles Grayson: Death by a thousand cuts at Kemper

December 6, 2016, BiggerPieForum.org posted “Kemper Gasifier: Slow Agony, Sure Death”. The article called for a tough stance by PSC and Mississippi Public Utilities Staff (MPUS) during the remaining Kemper regulatory process: accounting declaration of in-service (operational), interim rate filings beginning June 3, 2017, Used and Useful determinations and, finally, determination of Prudently spend capital. We predicted Mississippi Power and Southern Cos would opt for a negotiated settlement of Kemper cost recovery if the free pass from Mississippi Regulators ended.

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JPD charges 3 in woman's murder.

JPD issued the following statement and mug shots.

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Rick Cleveland: March Madness is upon us.

We call it March Madness. For a couple weeks, the NCAA Tournament takes over our TVs, our sports sections and our office talk.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mitch wants to make Bourbon Street family-friendy

Uh-oh.  New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieau may be talking to The Queen.  He apparently wants to "Disney-fy" Bourbon Street.  The Morning Advocate reported:

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City Council makes its $90 million march.

The Jackson City Council voted 3-2 to approve a resolution leveraging future 1% sales tax revenue to obtain a $90 million loan to fund infrastructure projects on February 27.

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Killer of elderly woman gets 20 years.

The killer of 80 year-old Janie Fullilove pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Hinds County Circuit Court last August.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted him for capital murder in 2013 after she was shot and beaten to death in her back yard.  

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Monday, March 13, 2017

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

A plethora of videos showing our constabulary in action popped up over the weekend.  They show the police in action ranging from good cops to bad cops to cops who get the job done regardless of how it might look to someone else. Enjoy.

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Health Department approves all vaccination exemption requests

The Mississippi State Department of Health approved all requests for exemptions from mandatory vaccination laws in 2016. 

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House continues to push for road money

Mississippi Speakah of the House Phillip Gunn issued the following statement last week.

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City publishes notice for $90 million loan.

Read for yourself.  The notice was published in the Mississippi Link and the Clarion-Ledger.  The relevant language is highlighted for your convenience.  The video of the City Council discussion is posted below as well.

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Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

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.


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Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

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.

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