Monday, December 18, 2017

Jackson Zoo welcomes Asiatic Black Bear

The Jackson Zoo issued the following press release.

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

"It would be nice if we could do this behind closed doors"

Posted below is a video clip of Friday's meeting of the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure.  We report, you decide.  Enjoy.

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Bennett Malone dies

State Representative Tom Miles (D-Chicken Coop)  posted the following message on Facebook:

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Bill Crawford: Early intervention can help Mississippi get off of the bottom.

What one thing could Mississippi do to have a more competitive workforce, a healthier population, more college graduates, fewer welfare mothers, better school performance, fewer special needs children, less drug usage and pay for itself seven times over?

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"What's going on here?"

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this 1987 sermon given by the late Dr. Frank Pollard. 

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Out!

David Dzielak retired from his position of Director of the Mississippi Division of Medicaid. 

Sent from my BlackBerry Priv

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Medical Board adopts opioid amendments.

The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure adopted proposed amendments to regulations that govern prescriptions this afternoon on a unanimous vote  today at a work session.  The Board discussed the amendments but made few changes to them during the 2 1/2 hour session.  A motion to exempt psychiatric patients from drug testing failed on a vote of 5-4.  Video will be posted later.  The amendments will be submitted to the Secretary of State for public comments. After that public comment period expires, the Occupational License Board will review the the amendments and can amend the amendments.  That board meets every quarter.  The amendments will be returned to the Board of Medical Licensure if the Occupational License Board amends the amendments.  Did everyone get that?

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Triple-killer convicted

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement. 

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Reddix gets 72 months in Epps scandal

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Madison thieves caught

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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JPS dodges MDE bullet

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.

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Pecan pie for prisoners

MDOC issued the following statement and pictures.

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Special election for Moore's seat is Feb. 20

First Consul Phil Bryant issued the following statement.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Never let a good crisis go to waste

Buried deep in proposed opioid regulations for Mississippi doctors is a little section that will drastically affect the practice of telemedicine in Mississippi.  Telemedicine is a subject that is near and dear to the Board's heart as its attempt to clamp down on the spread of telemedicine failed two years ago.  The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure is trying to overhaul its regulations on prescribing opiods.  However, there is one section that appears to have nothing to do with prescribing narcotics and everything to do with limiting the practice of telemedicine.

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Region 8 busted for $7 million fraud

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Medical Board calls meeting yesterday to pass opioid regs tomorrow

The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure announced yesterday that it will meet Friday at 1:00 PM.  The only topic on the agenda are the proposed "Opioid Amendments."  The same amendments that drew heavy opposition from Mississippi doctors. 

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Dear Ali Shamsid-deen......

Jackson Municipal Court Judge Ali Shamsideen said on WMPR last summer that Jackson doesn't have a problem with suspects committing more crimes while they are out on bond.  Um, tell that to the woman who was carjacked this week.  WLBT reported this morning that U.S. Marshals arrested Justin Darby for carjacking. WLBT story.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Raptors rock

Posted below is a video for the plane porn junkies.  Enjoy.

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More craziness

JPD issued the following statement.

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Jackson crime falls, Precinct 4 enjoys biggest improvement.

The latest JPD crime stats are posted below.  Some quick observations:

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Youtube TV lands in Jackson

Youtube TV is now available in the Jackson area.  Youtube promises "cable-free live tv" to subscribers.  The video posted below provides more information.

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The latest "C's"

Here are the "C" ratings for Jackson metro area restaurants issued since January 1, 2017.  The Mississippi Department of Health inspects and grades each restaurant.  The department inspects the restaurant again within ten days after the "C" is issued.  The restaurant listed below all passed their follow-up inspections unless otherwise noted.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Merry Christmas!!!

From our pothole to yours.....

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State Health Officer warns of "unintended consequences"

The State Health Officer warned the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure that the proposed drastic changes to opioid prescription regulations will cause opioid deaths to rise even further.  Dr. Marry Currier spoke her concerns to the Board at a November 15 hearing that was held to discuss the new regulations. The Board proposed several amendments to Regulation 2640 that will substantially change how opioids are prescribed.  The amendments have not yet been adopted. A link to them is posted below.

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Ouch! Marshall nails it again.

Marshall Ramsey was on his A game today in this cartoon published in the Clarion-Ledger.

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Uh-oh

Judge Tomie Green is at it again.  Read this bond order all the way to the end.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

The craziness continues

JPD issued the following statements. 

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He gone

Ole Miss star quarterback Shea Patterson is transferring to Mee-chigan. He tweeted:

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Swamp bubbles at DHS

A familiar face is back in town at the Mississippi Department of Human Services.  Janet Mann assumed the position of Deputy Director on November 1.   Mississippi politicos will remember Ms. Mann served as Chairwoman of the Tax Appeals Board under Governor Haley Barbour. 

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Gearing up for battle

State employees are getting ready to fight:

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Rollover in Madison

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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Bill Crawford: GOP fumbles to Chuck & Nancy

Despite Republican leaders’ wayward fall from debt frugality into tax cut frivolity, shifting teams now to Chuck and Nancy would be a fiscal calamity. "Chuck and Nancy" is a Trump euphemism for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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Sunday morning sermon

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached on sexual sin in this 1986 sermon he gave at First Baptist Church (Jackson). 

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Mississippi doctors on new opioid regs: "Dangerous", "ill-conceived", "idiots"

More than a few Mississippi doctors objected to proposed opioid prescription regulations.  The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure proposed new regulations that will overhaul how physicians prescribe and administer narcotics.* JJ obtained copies of the comments through a public records request.  Several are posted below.  More will be published in future posts. Earlier post covering proposed regulations.   Words such as dangerous, idiots, absurd, ridiculous, and burdensome are used.  Keep reading.

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WMPR Food Fight!!!

Pete Perry appeared on WMPR's The Talk of the Town last night.   It's almost like a damn monster movie.  Listen below.  The recording starts about two minutes into the show.   The subject was the controversy surrounding the opening of the Civil Rights Museum.  A boring time was truly had by all. 

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Moore announces retirement

The Mississippi House of Representatives issued the following press release. 

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Winter Wonderland in Jackson

Enjoy these scenes from Mayes Lakes today.

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It's snowing

Here is something you don't often see down South.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Remembering Pearl Harbor

76 years has not erased the horror that was the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  The Japs ran roughshod over China and throughout the Pacific for years.  They decided to knock out the U.S. Pacific Fleet using tactics that had worked on the Royal Navy and against Russia nearly forty years earlier.  Thus the Day of Infamy.  Take a moment to remember the souls of those who died that day and those who fought back.  JJ took the liberty of posting videos of that fateful attack.



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How much pain will proposed opioid regs create for doctors?

The Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure wants to make it tougher for doctors to prescribe opioids.  The Board proposed the new regulations in response to recommendations made by Governor Phil Bryant's task force on opioid abuse that were released in August.* Earlier post. The rules will limit surgery patients to opioid prescriptions for only two weeks.  Weight loss and pain management clinics face new rules.  More paperwork is recommended for the doctors.  

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Feds want to eject crime from Jackson

The Justice Department will join the fight against crime in Jackson.  U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst issued the following statement today as he was surrounded by numerous community and law enforcement officials at the federal courthouse in Jackson today.

U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst announces Project Eject

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Dumbing down some more

The LSAT may one day be a thing of the past.  Some law schools are dumping the dreaded rite of passage into law school in favor of the GRE.  The Wall Street Journal reported:

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Just your normal garden-variety thug.

JPD issued the following statement and video of an attempted robbery on Old Canton Hill.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Finals

It is finals week across college campuses in America.  Sometimes the pressure gets to the co-eds as seen in this 2010 classic video shot at LSU.

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Miller leaving DMR

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following press release.

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Ethics Commission recommends fining Hinds County Election Commissioners

Three Hinds County Election Commissioners might have to pay $250 fines for violating the Open Meetings Act.  The Mississippi Ethics Commission recommended fining Commissioners Yvonne Horton, Toni Johnson, and James Reed after it determined that they held a meeting without notifying the other Commissioners nor the public.

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Candidate charged with voter fraud

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Now this is how you hold an election

You simply can't make this up.  Gunfire, ballot burning, running cars off of the roads, the 2014 Senate election had nothing on this stuff. The Clarion-Ledger reported on December 5, 1933:

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Enoch Sanders: Whup their butts

Jackson community activist Enoch Sanders, Sr. made a special encore appearance at the Jackson City Council yesterday:

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Crimestoppers seeks Madison thief

Crimestoppers issued the following bulletin.

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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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