Tuesday, January 22, 2019

First DPS, Now MDOC Wants to Hide

Uh-oh.  The MDOC Commissioner went complaining to the legislature that the public records laws are too tough.  The Clarion-Ledger reported last week:

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Rankin Chase Ends in Madison County

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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AG: County Can't Give Money to Jackson Zoo.

Money woes continued for the struggling Jackson Zoo as the Attorney General refused to approve a donation from Hinds County. 

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Matchbook Monday

Welcome to another edition of Matchbook Monday. Feel free to add your stories or any information about them in the comments section as you enjoy these blasts from the past. Readers can email copies of any old matchbooks to kingfish1935@gmail.com.

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Want to Do a Good Deed?

Want to help a furloughed federal worker? The Jackson Foodies and Jeff Good's crew are offering a way to do so.  Mr. Good posted this message on Facebook yesterday:

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Clarion-Ledger: Rebirth or Retrench?

More changes are coming to the Clarion-Ledger.  Executive Editor Samuel Hall announced today:

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When the Light Shines

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  He  preached from Matthew 5:17-48 in this 1990 sermon. 

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Bill Crawford: Snyder & Foster Open Door to Constructive Conservatism

There is political language used to divide us. There is political language used to unite us.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Desecration in Canton

The Veteran's Memorial in Canton Cemetery was vandalized last night.  This post appeared on several Madison County community pages.


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Famous For Being Famous

Want to see where the culture is going? Or should we say where it already is? Check out the Netflix movie of the day:

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Friday, January 18, 2019

The City Has a Plan

The Lumumba Administration presented its new crime-fighting plan to the Jackson City Council today.

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Baby Survivor Turns 1


UMMC issued the following press release.

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DPS Doesn't Like to Lose

Never let it be said Commissioner Crybaby is a quitter.  The Mississippi Department of Public Safety fought State Representative Joel Bomgar over a public records request.  DPS denied his request but Mr. Bomgar appealed to the Ethics Commission.  The Commission ruled in the State Representative's favor and fined two DPS attorneys $100 each. However, Commissioner Marshall Fisher doesn't take such losses lightly but instead appealed the decision to Hinds County Chancery Court.  DPS is the only government agency to ever appeal a public records ruling by the Mississippi Ethics Commission to Chancery Court. 

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Flashback Friday: $40 Mill & a Job

Today's edition of Flashback Friday continues to take a look at who said what when it was time to vote for higher taxes to fund the construction of the Jackson Convention Center.   JJ reported last week that the convention center had an operating loss of  $1.4 million per year* and has already lost nearly $300,000 just a few months into the new fiscal year. Earlier post with financial statements. The Capital City sharecroppers promise it would generate $40 million in revenue and create 700 jobs when they told us to vote for higher taxes.  Check out these past editorials and articles.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Is It the End for the Dekes?

The National Organization is pulling the plugs on the Dekes at LSU.

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Something's Happening at the Zoo

It appears Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has chosen a new company to operate the Jackson Zoo. Posted on the agenda for next week's meeting of the Jackson City Council:

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Clinton Man Charged with Manslaughter

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Four in One Day

JPD issued the following statements. 

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Nissan Cutting Canton Production

Nissan is cutting shifts at the Canton plant. A memo sent to suppliers stated:

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DPS Reversed on Trooper Firing

The Employee Appeals Committee of the State Personnel Board reinstated a State Trooper who was fired for alleged domestic violence.  DPS Commissioner Marshall Fisher complained about the decision at a Legislative hearing last week:

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Awwww.....

Rough day yesterday.  4 homicides, accusations of police brutality, and of course the usual political drama at the Capitol.  Time to take a break and warm up your hearts.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Turmoil at JPD

Allegations of police misconduct rocked JPD today.  These posts appeared on Facebook this morning.

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Stamps for PSC Commish

Jackson Ward 4 Councilman DeKeither Stamps is running for the Public Service Commission.  He announced on Facebook:

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Homicide in Jackson

JPD issued the following statement. 

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House Passes Rural Broadband Bill

Speakah of the House Phillip Gunn issued the following statement.

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Butler Snow Up for National Award

Butler Snow is on the short list for a "Law Firm of the Year" award.  The Mississippi Business Journal reported yesterday:

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Sid Salter: Book Preserves State's Reaction to "Integrate at Once" Court Order

School desegregation in Mississippi was a tough, messy and often a very dangerous business.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Blast from the Past

Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig.  Nuff said.

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Dental School Offers Freek Week of Dental Care

UMMC issued the following statement.

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Accused Preacher Killer Received a Blessing

JPD made a second arrest in the murder of Reverend Anthony Longino.  JPD stated in a press release:

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Electric Co-ops & Lord Snow Fight Member Refunds

Are electric power associations overcharging their members? Tis the question asked in a war waged in court between several Mississippi electric cooperatives and their members. The members keep winning but the electric power associations keep appealing. 

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Monday, January 14, 2019

GOT Tease

April is coming so HBO released a teaser video last night.

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Fitch Announces A.G. Run

State Treasurer and Master of Coin Lynn Fitch issued the following statement.

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Gannett For Sale?

Gannett may be on the auction block.  The Wall Street Chronicle reported today:

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Arrest made in Wal-mart Murder

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Sanders SPEAKS!!!

Enoch is looking a little old.  Might be slowing down. 

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Suspect Arrested, Confesses in Church Murder

JPD issued the following statement.

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Best Things in Life Worth the Wait

UMMC issued the following press release.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Mayor Speaks on Murders

Update (1/13/19): Suspects arrested in both murders. More to follow.

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

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Lock & Load! Murder Suspects at Large (Updated)

Crime Update (9:15 PM): Man was shot to death in the parking lot of the South Jackson Walmart tonight on Greenway Drive off Hwy 18.  

Update (3:15 PM): JPD is questioning a person of interest.  He is 14 years old.  Deceased Pastor's name is Anthony Longino. 

JPD tweeted the following statements. 

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Waffle House Robbed

JPD issued the following statement Friday night.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this 1990 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard.

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Bill Crawford: Best Financial Shape Ever for MS?

State revenue collections are running ahead of target. The state rainy day fund and other reserves are full of cash. Agency budget cuts appear to be behind us. Pointing to all this, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said "Mississippi is in our best financial and fiscal shape in our history." Speaker of the House Philip Gunn chimed in saying, "This is the result of conservative practices over the last seven years." That seven years covers the tenure of Reeves, Gunn and Gov. Phil Bryant in their current leadership positions.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

When Goff Was Off

Nothing like a good ole fashioned prank...

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James Tulp: Trump Shouldn't Build the Wall Because of...Climate Change?

It is becoming increasingly likely that Trump will have to declare a national emergency and use the military to build the wall. Some Republicans don't like that.

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Commissioner Cries to Legislature.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher whined to the legislature Thursday about alleged unfair treatment from the State Personnel Board.  The Commish thinks he has the right to be a dictator and fire anyone who catches his ire, the truth be damned.  Unfortunately, a Clarion-Ledger reporter,  Giacomo Bologna, fell for his act hook, line, and sinker.  Mr. Bologna reported:

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Once Upon a Time....

Morgan Freeman appeared on The Electric Company.  Enjoy the videos posted below.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Flashback Friday: Convention Center

$40 million and a job.  Actually, 700 jobs.  Capital City sharecropping, 21st century style. That was the promise of the Jackson Convention Center.  Today's edition of Flashback Friday will begin to take a look at how the Jackson Convention Center came to be.   See for yourself.

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Domestic Violence Rears Its Ugly Head Today

People went damn nuts in Jackson today.  Just sickening.  JPD issued the following statements.

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Ridgeland Darwin Award Attempt Fails

The Ridgeland Police Department released the following statement and video.

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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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