Wednesday, August 12, 2020

JPD Shorthanded?

It appears JPD is short a few police officers.  WAPT reported:

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Steinmart Files Bankruptcy

Steinmart issued the following statement.

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The Rest of the Story: Magnolia Edition

Magnolia Mayor Anthony Witherspoon caused a bit of a controversy recently when he allegedly screamed at and shoved a Magnolia Gazette reporter.  Earlier post.  This is not the first time the Mayor has been accused of having an anger problem.  The reporter should be thankful the Mayor only shoved him as Witherspoon was convicted of manslaughter after he shot his first cousin in the back 27 years ago.

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Equal Time: British Study Says "Little Evidence" C19 Transmitted in Schools

A British study determined there is little evidence the Covid-19 virus is transmitted in schools.   The Sunday Times (U.K.) reported Sunday:

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C19 Update

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,081 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 45 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 69,374. The virus has caused 1,989 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 45% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 49,836 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 0.91.

MSDH has not yet released the big chart today. However, the Rt factor dropping to 0.91 is good news as it has been at or below 1.0 for at least a week.

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City Stonewalls on Block Party Permit

The city of Jackson refuses to respond to a public records request for a permit allegedly issued for a streetball tournament.

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Sid Salter: Federal Immigration Efforts Remain a Whack a Mole Affair in Mississippi

Whack-A-Mole was a popular arcade game back in the mid-1970s which required players to use a mallet to strike randomly appearing toy moles back into their holes. The game’s heyday has come and gone, but the game’s concept remains a part of the nation’s lexicon in problem-solving.

In no venture is a round of whack-a-mole more descriptive than in the nation’s attempt to deal with the nuances of illegal immigration – as repeated efforts to resolve the problem are futile and produce new and varied reoccurrences.

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Brain Power

Joe Rogan and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, a really smart guy, delved into the theories of one Nikolai Tesla nearly a year ago.  Actually, Mr. Tyson did  the delving as Joe was just along for the ride.  ;-) 

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Mayor Extends Curfew

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

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Governor: We are Making Progress

LTCF Deaths 59% of C19 Deaths in Tri-County Area

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 644 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 33 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 68,293. The virus has caused 1,944 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 45% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 49,836 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 0.97.

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Robert St. John: A Red Rival of the First Order

Robert's crab cake recipe posted below. 

Birdwatching seems like a strange hobby to me, but I have friends who do it, and they are fine people. The appeal of knitting, origami, and crocheting are foreign to me, but they certainly require a certain level of dexterity that I likely don’t possess. Hobbies such as woodworking, stamp collecting, gardening, photography, and rare coin collecting are all someone’s bag, just not mine.

My hobby is the restaurant business.

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Showdown at 10:30

Hinds County District 2 Supervisor David L. Archie and the man he beat last year, former Supervisor Darrell McQuirter have a showdown today at the Mississippi Supreme Court.  Watch it live at 10:30

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Deputies Stop Beatdown

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Screed of the Day

Andrew Schulz took on TikTok,  Ellen, and a few other items of interest in this week's screed.  Enjoy.

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Covid-19 Breather?


The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 476 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 16 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 67,649 . The virus has caused 1,912 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 45% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 49,836 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 0.97.

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Obesity Epidemic Threatens Covid Vaccine Effectiveness

This post is a reprint of an article published in Kaiser Health News.  Sarah Varney is the author.

For a world crippled by the coronavirus, salvation hinges on a vaccine.

But in the United States, where at least 4.6 million people have been infected and nearly 155,000 have died, the promise of that vaccine is hampered by a vexing epidemic that long preceded COVID-19: obesity.

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Why Businesses Leave Jackson, Part II

The struggle of Green Oak Nursery to survive in Northeast Jackson is a perfect example of the challenges businesses face in Jackson.  JJ reported last week the nursery was plagued by thievery.  No object was safe outside the store even if bolted down.  However, Green Oak is involved in another fight and that is a fight against blight.


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Funny (or Sad), But True

Football season might or might not take place but never fear, the folks at SEC Shorts are here with yet another sketch that hits too close to home.  Enjoy.

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Accused Killer Killed

WARNING: VIOLENT & GRAPHIC CONTENT POSTED BELOW!!!

A video circulating on social media online shows a homicide that took place at the Sinclair Crossing Apartments on Bailey Avenue (near Northside Drive) Saturday.  Multiple firearms were brandished in the parking lot before one man shot another.  The video is posted below.  JPD reported:

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Christmas Turns Blue as Gay Street Passes

Christmas won't be quite as merry this year.  For decades, the ornaments of Gay Street decorated many a Christmas tree in Mississippi.  Sadly, the renowned artist recently passed away.

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Trooper Murdered, Suspects Caught

Dying trooper heroically wounded one of his killers.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statements.

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What is a Church?

Tis the question posed by the late Dr. Frank Pollard in this 1991 sermon.  If you can't it to church this morning, enjoy one of the best preachers to ever grace this state.

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Bill Crawford: Reeves Takes Firm But Skittish Steps to Stop Virus Spread

Some applaud, some slight Gov. Tate Reeves for his recent firm, but skittish, steps to slow the spread of the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus in Mississippi.

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Funeral is Fatal

JPD issued the following statement.

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Equal Time: What is a Death?

Note: This post went up after it already made the rounds on the media's FB pages.  It's out there.  Having said that, the coroner is an RN, not a doctor.  Keep that in mind when reading the post. 

Social media erupted again this morning when the Desoto County Coroner accused the Mississippi State Department of Health of forcing him to state the cause of death as Covid-19 even if it was not so if the deceased was infected with the virus.  Desoto County Coroner and Medical Examiner Josh Pounders (R.N.) stated on Facebook:

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Funny but True

Who knew this guy was a prophet? Enjoy.

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Never Fear, the Fair Will Be Here

Covid-fovid, we are going to have us a pandemic Mississippi State Fair.  WAPT reported yesterday:

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Friday, August 7, 2020

C19 Update: Flattening?

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,036 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 23 new deaths. The total number of cases is 65,436 . The virus has caused 1,848 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 45% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 42,391 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 0.98.


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400 Lbs of Weed Seized

Madison County Sheriff Randall Tucker issued the following statement. 

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Will the Loser Leave Town?

The Speaker and the Governor are going to war again.  Mississippi Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn and his main Butterbar Jason White sued Governor Tate Reeves yesterday in Hinds County Chancery Court in an effort to overturn several so-called line item vetoes.

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#Blackshovelsmatter Coming to Eastover?

Is this a legit protest or is our friend Adofo Minko literally talking s*** about s***?  He posted these two flyers online. 

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Return of the Shorts

It is now August and that means the return of our friends at SEC Shorts.  If they've ever been needed, it's definitely now.  Enjoy.

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C19 Update: Rt Falls to 1.0

But ICUs reach new high. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 956 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 21 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 64,400 . The virus has caused 1,825 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 45% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 42,391 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 1.00.

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Cipher Intends to Sue The Power Structure

The Cipher intends to sue a whole bunch of folks after he was arrested last week.

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It's the Employers Turn

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Yard of the Month.

Nestled away on Ridgewood Road is JJ's Yard of the Month.  Such items used to be a regular feature of the newspapers but sadly, they have been cast away in favor of more modern features.  Consider this post to be an experiment of sorts as JJ is going to try this feature out for a few months.  Photographer Rick Guy shot these photos.  Enjoy. 


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Free Food Tomorrow

Ag Commish Andy Gipson issued the following statement. 

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Rez Announces Hunting Draws

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District issued the following statement.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Remembering Charles Evers or Do As I Say....

Celebrate the life of Charles Evers at what else, a block party Friday:

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Shad Rolls Out Cares Act Plan

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Equal Time: Science Magazine Looks at Reopening Schools

The hot topic right now is whether schools reopen.  Understandable because kids needs to be in school but no one wants to see families suffer as Covid-19 rages across Mississippi.  Science Magazine reported some encouraging news last month about children going to school during the pandemic.  The magazine stated:

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Jackson Under Curfew Again

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement.

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Sid Salter: Dueling medical marijuana initiatives: All voter initiatives face a hard road in Mississippi

Mississippi voters will face the question of legalized medical marijuana use on a broader scale on the November ballot. Medical marijuana is already legal in Mississippi in the narrowest of senses.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

No Quarter Given, None Taken

Andrew Schulz took no prisoners in his latest diatribe on hydroxychloroquine. 

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Hinds Gets Extra Judges

The Mississippi Supreme Court issued the following statement. 

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C19 Update: Some School Openings Delayed

State Health Officer Orders Quarantine for Infected

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,074 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 42 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 62,199 . The virus has caused 1,753 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 48% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 30,315 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 1.06.

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Robert St. John: Farewell, Thank You, Onward

Last week was one of the most surreal, yet rewarding, weeks I have spent in my 38-year restaurant career. Tuesday through Saturday nights we said farewell to a dear friend— the first the first restaurant concept I ever opened, the flagship of our company, the place where so many life events have been celebrated with my family, and with other families throughout the region and across the country— The Purple Parrot.

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And Shuts Down the Bars Again

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

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Mayor Blames C-19 for Crime Rise

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba blamed the recent spike in shootings and murders on Covid-19 in a WJTV interview yesterday.

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Highway Patrol Gets New Leader

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement.

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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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