Friday, December 2, 2016

It's gone!!!


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Christmas by Candlelight Tour at Capitol today

Leftenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement: 

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Crime-stoppers alert

Crimestoppers issued the following alert and photo for this Madison County fugitive:

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Info for Clinton-Pearl Champeenship Game

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:

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Scumbag of the day

Kid loses his leg but saves his little brother in a pit bull attack.  So what does his father do? Run off with the money meant for medical expenses and the family vehicle.  The Sun-Herald reported this morning:

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Vikings returns

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:

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Mississippi Supreme Court orders hearing for capital murder convict.

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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Update on the Magic Bus

Anyone who has survived driving through the Waterworks Curve the past week has seen an abandoned bus on the side of the road that looks like it came out of The Gauntlet.   WLBT reported this week:

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Happy Birthday to Howard Ballou!

Please wish Howard Ballou a Happy Birthday today.  He looks great for 75 years old and doesn't act like it either. 

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PERS continues to slip

Collection of all PERS posts

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. 

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Kelly Williams: Elections have consequences

More jobs.  “We will eliminate the highly invasive ‘Waters of the US’ rule, and scrap the $5 trillion dollar Obama-Clinton Climate Action Plan and the Clean Power Plan and prevent these unilateral plans from increasing monthly electric bills by double-digits without any measurable effect on Earth’s climate.  Energy is the lifeblood of modern society. It is the industry that fuels all other industries.  We will lift the restrictions on American energy, and allow this wealth to pour into our communities. It’s all upside: more jobs, more revenues, more wealth, higher wages, and lower energy prices.”  Source: President-Elect Trump’s greatagain.gov website.

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Jackson crime falls

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:

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Judge Weill drops the hammer on Frankie Williams

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. 

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Rick Cleveland: Remembering Boo Ferris

The late, immeasurably great Boo Ferriss could have become a Major League manager had he chosen that path. With his people skills and his baseball acumen, he surely would have been a splendid one.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Election results

 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.

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Students want to make Ole Miss a sanctuary (Updated)

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.

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Mississippi ranks last in protecting patients from sexual abuse from doctors

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:

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Olbermann has still lost it

Keith Olbermann shows once again why he gets kicked out of every network as he encourages Republicans to engage in a bit of anarchy and take the country to the edge of civil war.



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#62

JPD issued the following press release:

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Wow.

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. 

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Woman escapes robbery attempt

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement and mug shot:

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The _____ still SLRP

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.

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Two deaths in Thanksgiving enforcement period

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following report on the Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period:

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#61

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

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Baltimore prosecutor: "It's shameful to take pride" in convictions.

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:

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It's time 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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It's Sunday morning.

JJ presents this sermon by the late Dr. Frank Pollard for those of you who can't make it to church this morning. 

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Rot in hell, Fidel

Yup. The bastard is finally dead.  May he rot in hell for a very long time .

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Bill Crawford: the poor pay taxes too.

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves have decided to shift Mississippi’s tax burden – less on income and businesses, more on users.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

A Christmas classic

It is now the start of the Christmas season.  What better way to kick it off then watching this venerated Christmas TV classic.

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PSA: $50 CCW class this weekend

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.

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Found!

Can you stand some good news? The dog that was stolen in the parking lot of Maywood Mart has been found and returned to its owner.  The owner posted this message on Facebook:

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Woman shoots at Madison police officers

Someone apparently got a case of the stupid.  The Madison Police Department issued the following statement:

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Honoring Dak & the Dallas Cowboys

JJ posts this classic movie in honor of Dak Prescott:

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Bedwetter alert

Sigh.  What is it going to take to wake up this generation? Another World War or Depression?  One group of bed-wetters got upset over the actual flying of the American flag at their university.  The Daily Caller reports:

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Yet another stupid crook story.

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".

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Stolen Dog Alert

This dog was stolen from a truck at Maywood Mart (Jackson) while the owners went inside briefly to shop. The thieves also stole a purse & IPad. Any help is appreciated. Please call 601-573-5676 She is a tiny female poodle, less than 5lbs.

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Check out the sales

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.  

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Is Medicare Hospital Insurance going broke?

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. 

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Rick Cleveland: Who will win the Conerly Trophy?

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.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

#59

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Too funny

Here is another look at those would-be robbers at the Metro PCS on McDowell Road yesterday. Enjoy.

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$118,906, $235,000, $388,906

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:

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Send Judge Ed Hannan to the Court of Appeals



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JJ presents THE Edbuild contract

Here is the Edbuild contract.  It finally appeared on DFA's website.  Read it to your heart's content.

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A crying shame.

File this post under the Lead Laxative Report.  JPD issued the following statement on Twitter:

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Monday, November 21, 2016

WWII hero fights the last battle

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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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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