Monday, December 5, 2022

Apply for Free UMMC Dental Care

 Ruth Cumins authored the following press release for UMMC. 

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DHS Sues USM Athletic Foundation, Jacob Black, Longwitz, New Accountants

Note: JJ is working through the lawsuit.  This post will be updated several times.  

The clawback lawsuit's claws are getting longer and longer indeed.  The Mississippi Department of Human Services is going after more parties in its efforts to recoup TANF funds embezzled by the Krewe of New in the DHS scandal. DHS issued the following statement this morning:

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 No, this post is not about Harvard.  

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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Coach Prime Lays Down the Law

 Coach Prime took the Buffalos by the horns today and spelled out the new reality for his new team.  Good luck to the player who dares bring a cell phone to a team meeting.   Coach Prime went old school as he told his new young charges he was going to run off the quitters.  Watch for yourself. 

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The Valley's Greatest Disaster

Elizabeth Holmes is going to a federal prison after ripping off investors in the Theranos fraud. Her dark wardrobe reflected the darkness of her soul as she lied and stole her way to a billionaire lifestyle only to see it all come crashing down once exposed to the sunlight.  It's a tale of how a one-time wonderkid manipulated the "best and brightest" out of billions and fawning media coverage. Cold Fusion tells the story of how she manipulated the "best and brightest" to perpetuate one of the largest corporate frauds in history in a short movie that is posted below. The movie is not a bad way to catch up on the scandal.  Enjoy. 

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Talking to Your Plate

There is power in numbers and that applies to prayer, right? Prayer groups, prayer lists, prayer chains, you get the idea, right? Well, maybe not.  The late Dr. Frank Pollard disagreed with such in the 1994 sermon posted below.  Watch his take on the power of prayer.  Click on the little three dots next to the share button and you can read the transcript that automatically follows the sermon.  Enjoy. 

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Bill Crawford: Constitution Limits Coach Contracts to 4 Years

 In 1997 Ole Miss athletic director Pete Boone came up with a scheme to offer head football coach Tommy Tuberville a 10-year contract. The athletic foundation would fund and guarantee the contract to get around the state’s four-year employment contract limit. 

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

He Gone!

 Coach Prime will coach at the University of Colorado next year.  He broke the news to his team at an off-campus meeting this evening and posted it on Instagram. 

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The Return of the Skeksis

The magic of Jim Henson returns as The Dark Crystal appears on the big screen at Malco and Tinseltown next week.

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Wanted: Crystal Springs Killers

 Police are hunting two Jackson men wanted for the murder of a convenience store clerk in Crystal Springs.  The Crystal Springs Police Department posted the following videos and statements on Facebook. 

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Will He Stay or Will He Go?

 ESPN reports Coach Prime will be going to Colorado: 

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Canton Corruption Update: Who is J.M.?

 Who is "J.M." in the Canton Corruption case? The indictments of Rudy Warnock and Cleve Anderson state:

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EPA IG Investigates Spending on Jackson Water System

 The Office of Inspector General at the Environmental Protection Agency issued the following statement. 

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Wicker Calls Out Red Snapper Reductions

 Senator Roger Wicker issued the following statement. 

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Homicide at JSU (Updated)

 A homicide took place at Jackson State University.  Multiple law enforcement agencies as well as the Hinds County Coroner are on the scene.  More information will be posted when it becomes available. 

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Flashback Friday: Morgan Freeman Edition

 The things an up and coming actor will do when young. ;-). 

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$400,000 for Water Boss

The feds are paying a nice price for Jackson's new water bosses..   U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate approved an interim order that pays Jackson Water Interim Third Party Grand Poobah Ted Henifin $400,000 per year as part of a $3 million dollar operating budget that is funded by an EPA grant. 

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Child Molester Sentenced to 20 Years

Rankin-Madison District Attorney Bubba Bramlett issued the following statement. 

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Idiot of the Day

 Hmmm...... what do you do if you find a deer sleeping in your driveway? 

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Mayor Welcomes Water Takeover

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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The Ballad of Rudy & Cleve Continues

 A resolute Rudy Warnock pleaded and Canton Alderman Cleveland Anderson pleaded not guilty to corruption charges at their initial appearance yesterday in U.S. District Court.  

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Favre Blames Phil, Wants Clawback Suit Tossed

 This post is a reprint of Anna Wolfe's story that appeared in Mississippi Today Monday. 

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre nagged former Gov. Phil Bryant for help funding a new volleyball facility at his alma mater and a pharmaceutical start-up he had invested in.

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Court Enters Consent Decree

 U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate entered the stipulated order i.e. consent decree in United States v. City of Jackson yesterday.  The order stops the complaint filed against the city yesterday. 

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Bigger Pie Forum: Where the Smart Money Goes

The legislature met in special session last week and voted $247 million in state incentives (sweeteners) for Steel Dynamics’ new $2.5 billion recycled aluminum plant and other investments.  The plant is to be built in The Golden Triangle. (Starkville-Columbus-West Point area) in Northeast Mississippi.  The justification for the incentives is jobs, related investments, and other economic multiplier effects.

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DHS Provides Medicare Enrollment Assistance

 The Department of Human Services issued the following statement. 

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Robert St. John: My Favorite Season

 It has been said that the four seasons in Mississippi are— almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas. I have friends who believe that the four seasons in Mississippi are— dove season, duck season, deer season, and turkey season. There are also people who would argue football season, basketball season, baseball season, and football pre-season. 

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Governor Comments on Consent Decree

 Lord Protector Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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Manager to Take Full Control of Jackson Water System & Billing

Water Tsar has full power to "adjust" rates. 

The EPA submitted a proposed consent decree to the U.S. District Court in Jackson for approval.  The EPA filed an enforcement action against the city of Jackson for its failure to properly maintain its water system over the last several years.  

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EPA Files Proposed Consent Decree

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Ridgeland Police Seeking Business Burglar

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement.

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Prime Buffalo?

 Coach Prime confirmed the University of Colorado offered him its head football coach  job during a weekly press conference yesterday. However, the JSU Head Football Coach said Colorado was not the only school trying to hire him away from JSU.   

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Monday, November 28, 2022

The Return of the Freeze

 Auburn hired you-know-who as its next head football coach.  Sports Illustrated reported:

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Court Testimony: Child Lured to Vacant House Where Killed

A horrific story of savagery unfolded today in Jackson Municipal Court during the initial appearances for suspects accused of killing a 12 year-old boy.   

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 And..... This car can be yours...... If the price is right!

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Reed Tries to Use Tarrio's Death to Get Out of Jail

Chauncey Reed is trying to use JPD Sergeant Mike Tarrio's death as a get out of jail free card.  Reed's attorney Kevin Camp filed a motion to dismiss Reed's indictment for first degree murder and attempted murder of a law enforcement officer ten days ago in Hinds County Circuit Court.  

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Ready to Get Drunk?

 It's that time of year and you know what it means: It's time for my award-winning egg nog recipe:

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Time for Some New Blood

Out with the old, in with the new, right? 

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

JPD: 12 Year Old Killed in Russian Roulette

Suspects are 14 years old. 

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Miracle of the Day

A man fell overboard on a Carnival Cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico.  Such episodes usually end in tragedy but not this time.  The Coast Guard found him alive and well after he tread water for probably 15 hours.  Watch the rescue. 

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Pancakes & Mirrors

Giving is a topic often avoided in church but the late Dr. Frank Pollard used the parable of the Nazi mirror to illustrate how giving relates to sharing and trust.  Enjoy the 1994 sermon posted below.   

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Bill Crawford: Hospital Closures Now, Universities Next?

 “What’s your plan: to watch Rome burn and to let hospitals close?” a Louisiana healthcare expert asked regarding Mississippi’s hospital crisis. 

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Dumbass of the Day

This video aged really well.  Chicago Mercantile Exchange CEO Terry Duffy called out the FTX fraud at a Congressional hearing back in May. He told SBF he was a "fraud" to his face back in May. However, this is Congress where no good deed goes unpunished. Big tech's stooge, Representative Ro Khanna (He is not a Star Wars character)* threatened him with criminal prosecution as he accused him of, get this, lying to Congress. You can't make this up.

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D.L. Gardner: A Call to Thanksgiving

There was a time in America when the legislative branch and the executive branch in our federal government agreed to proclaim a day of thanksgiving and prayer to Almighty God. On October 3, 1789, President George Washington made that proclamation.

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Friday, November 25, 2022

How Polo Was Caught

Posted below is a story that fell through the cracks.  It happens.  William "Napoleon" "Polo" "The Cipher" Edwards waits for his reckoning with justice behind bars after he was accused of killing Bobby Davis on May 1 in Clinton.  His preliminary hearing on October 5 in Hinds County Circuit Court yielded a great deal of information about the case.  JJ purchased the transcript and posted it below.  If interested in the case, the transcript is worth reading. 

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Canton Corruption Update: Gilkey & Grant Plead Guilty

Posted below are the plea agreements for Canton Alderman Eric Gilkey and former Canton Alderman Andrew Grant.  Both men pleaded guilty to one count of general conspiracy.  A federal grand jury indicted Rudolphus Warnock, Eric Gilkey, Cleveland Anderson, and Andrew Grant for conspiracy to commit bribery and fraud as they allegedly worked together to rip off Canton Municipal Utilities.  The grand jury indicted the defendants on December 8, 2021 but the indictments were not unsealed until Monday after a change of plea hearing was held for Gilkey and Grant.  More than a few people are following this case so the plea agreements are posted for their benefit. 

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Ghosts of Thanksgivings Past Still Haunt

Do you think this guy still has nightmares of that Thanksgiving Day? 

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Do You want to Kill?

Do you want to eat dead, burnt bodies? 

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Don't Try This at Home

 or funny of the day.   Someone complained about not covering Elizabeth Holmes. Well, here ya go.

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More Turmoil at the Airport

The pictures on the photographic merry-go-round at the Jackson Municipal Airport are going to need some changing after this week.  A commissioner quit after he was caught living in Rankin County while Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba did not renew the term of another commissioner.  WLBT reported last night: 

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Calling out the FTX Fraud

 While the media makes excuses for SBF (Looking at you, Forbes and NYT), Coffeezilla uses the F word in his latest breakdown of the FTX scandal.  

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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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