Friday, January 22, 2010

The Two Lakes Jihad by the JFP continues.

Brandon Senator Yancey proposed a bill severely limiting the powers granted to the Pearl River Valley District. Copy of bill. What probably stirred Mr. Yancey to action was the scene a few weeks ago where Reservoir homeowners had no actual elected representation on the board while they fought the Mandalay apartment conversion. Even though the homeowners won the battle, more than a few of them noticed that the board had little, if any, accountability to them as board members are appointed by various agencies and governments.

However, the Jackson Free Press published a story that turned a bill that proposed incorporating some elected representation by reservoir homeowners and a paring back of overlapping functions such as law enforcement, into an attempt to push the Two Lakes project through some back-door legislation. Article

Adam Lynch cited the enabling legislation for the PRVD, which includes language about flood control being one of its functions, as the feared loophole that could allow the barbarian horde from Crane Ridge to pour through and implement Two lakes. He states "critics" of the Two Lakes plan say the bill could be used to open the door to the Two Lakes plan but he never seems to get around to saying who the critics are. The one person he quoted besides Mr. Yancey was Bennie French, the General Manager for the District, and French said he didn't think the bill would result in the Reservoir being used for flood control. After a few opening paragraphs covering the bill itself, the rest of the article (over two-thirds) devotes itself to linking Two Lakes to this bill even though no one, Yancey, French, or anyone else proposed using his bill in such a manner if passed. Lynch even wrote "Yancey said this week that McGowan and his lakes plan had no influence in the bill he submitted. " However, in the logical labyrinth that is Editor Ladd's mind, facts never get in the way of an obsession.

For some reason the JFP has replaced its obsession with all things Melton with all things Two Lakes. It also wrote an editorial this week about Two Lakes, the last of quite a few pieces on the issue. It repeatedly raises the specter of landowners living near the proposed development enjoying, gasp, an appreciation in their property values but never seems to get around to asking who would benefit financially from the levee plan or how the same Corps that screwed New Orleans is suddenly the final word as far as they are concerned.

Ladd made no bones about her motivation this week, as in her mind, because some of these same people supported Melton and the Better Jackson PAC in the last Mayoral election (which gave nearly $20,000 out of the approximately $500,00 donated to Crisler -that's right, FOUR PERCENT), also support Two Lakes:
"The more things change, the more they stay the same, Brian. Many of the same folks who backed Melton and bashed us for telling the truth about Melton are now mad at us about Two Lakes. No sledgehammers this time, though. I hope. ;-) posted by ladd on 01/21/10 at 07:20 PM "Link

Even a simpleton can spot the logical fallacies in such a statement. One can only wonder if she would oppose the act of breathing if she realized it was something Melton did. That statement was made in a discussion about the fines paid by Melton's bodyguards. A discussion about Melton and sledgehammers was somehow turned into a discussion of Two Lakes by her. Such obsession reminds me of when she wrote fifteen or so straight blog posts about Sarah Palin. Read for yourself.

She also bragged about her comprehensive coverage when in fact, the coverage has been rather lacking. There is no discussion of the levee plan or what financial interests may be involved on that side of the issue. No mention is made of what buildings would be lost on the Hinds County side in the levee plan and how according to Ben Allen, none of them are in Rankin County. There has been little talk of any possible tax increases to help pay for the levee plan. All we hear is "Two Lakes, Two Lakes, Two Lakes", which is then led by a link to Melton, evil rich white folks who want to plunder Jackson (but no mention of evil rich white folks from Rankin who want to plunder Jackson), or some other goblin that captures her fancy.

One can only wonder what twisted bit of logic will be used next to attack Two Lakes. I'm sure somewhere, somehow, David Duke and Richard Barrett will appear in an article about Two Lakes. When you are on a jihad, facts really don't matter and such is their coverage of Two Lakes.

Read more of the JFP's coverage of Two Lakes.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

More drivel from the Fondren Bugle.

Anonymous said...

Right on KF.

Kingfish said...

Wait. David Sanders and David Duke have the same first name.

And Dallas Quinn, well, Kennedy was killed in Dallas.

There ya go.

paul mitchell said...

If Ladd keeps publishing drivel like this, she will rank right up there with Jane Hamsher in the freaking stupid department. That is, if Ladd is not already there at the front of the class.

Anonymous said...

And Jesse James and Jesse Jackson have the same first name. And we live in Jackson (well some of us)...and we know what that means.

Well, I don't either but it is Friday and the sun is shining.

Perhaps this is Fondrenspeak.

David Sanders said...

Hey, how'd I get dragged into this? I'm older than David Duke. He is just a copy-cat.

Why Bother? said...

Screw them.

The transparency of the posts of the JFP is evident to anyone with an IQ of 80+.

Just as they are "quiet" on the election Tuesday night (not a word), they are panting over the Two Lakes articles. TALK ABOUT ONE SIDED!

Not one word about the illegal shenanigans going on regarding the Levee Board. Not a word.

Anonymous said...

The butch job by you and yours on properly managing the reporting requirements of your PAC in accordance with election law didn't help matters Sanders. Y'all opened the door to unnecessary campaign suspicions and Ladd drove a f'ing Mack truck through it. McGowan and his colleagues were stupid to get involved in backing the PAC and such an empty suit candidate like Crisler.

Sigh... said...

Ever notice how hardly anyone blogs there anymore. Oh you have the usual few (Kaze, 601, Iron, Baquan, golden eagle, Head), and DL reposting to herself ad nauseum. Maybe her "buddy" Todd, or Brian Johnson join her as she talks to herself.

It cracks me up when she gets all pissy and reposts to herself over and over and over and over....

Meanwhile quiet from the world

Anonymous said...

Walt = Ray Carter

Anonymous said...

I "googled" Hinds-Rankin Levee Board (AND VICE-VERSA) and could not find them. Only a reference to the PRBDD.

Where are they located? Where is their "Mission Statement" or web page, or hell even their phone number?

Where is their office?

HOW CAN I CALL THEM?

Is their contract on the SOS contract web page? I want to SEE it.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Harvey Johnson, Spring 1999:

"Flooding is a natural act. There’s only so much man is able to do to manage that natural act. To try to overwhelm this natural act is beyond us."

Damn FACTS the JFP won't report said...

Jackson and other localities in the Pearl River basin can establish taxing districts to pay for flood-control projects. A local referendum must be held to establish such a district, and three-fifths (60%) of registered voters in a district must approve the issuance of bonds in a separate election.

Get that JFP? Two separate elections in two separate counties.

Anonymous said...

Great post. Of course it can be done. They hate it over there in la la land.

QB said...

Agree with everyone else -- good post. How does David Watkins escape their wrath? (not that I have anything against Watkins Partners)

Anonymous said...

THEIR days as respected members of THIS community are OVER. Their weekly used to be a part of this community. Now it is a "do as I say, and think as I think" Pied Piper echo chamber.

Their vigor on some subjects, such as "Two Lakes", is laughably one sided. NO reporting on what the Corps is ramming down our throats, OR that it cannot be paid for. Or ANYTHING about what they (Corps)are "proposing".

Anonymous said...

Kingfish you are "wise beyond your years".

Anonymous said...

It is high time that the local Saul Alinski tactics used by the progressives Donna and Todd be taken to task. When are the hard working folks at DJP and other business owners (the real investors in Jackson) going to take note and do whatever they can to thwart the bias of this paper. I am sure at some point you have to realize that they do more harm than good for our community. They are nothing but dyed in the wool progressives who think they know better than us average folks. F'in elitists!

Anonymous said...

He is kickin' there asses.

Anonymous said...

David Sanders...one of the few true Libertarians in Jackson... still admire your intellectual consistency and honesty!

Anonymous said...

Why has the JFP NOT reported on the Senate race last week? Talk about intellectual dishonesty. Just like the BOGUS coverage of Two Lakes.

Anonymous said...

Marshand Crisler was shot in the leg.

Kingfish said...

1:56 is correct.

Anonymous said...

"QB said...
Agree with everyone else -- good post. How does David Watkins escape their wrath? (not that I have anything against Watkins Partners)
January 22, 2010 3:14 PM"

Watkins learned a long time ago how to kiss Ladd's ass and thereby get the JFP off his ass! Ya'll gotta learn to pucker up!

Michael said...

How does mainstream liberalism and leftist politics get packaged as "alternative news?"

Anonymous said...

McMillin tried to tell you ALL about these phantom SOB's.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:51 Well ole D.L. is "wise bihind her ears"... or somthin' like that.

Anonymous said...

I stopped blogging on JFP after as ladd continuously let her "usual minions" insult me with profanity while she constanttly chastised and censored my postings of facts as being snarky and argumentative.

The straw that broke this camels back was her refusal to post a link that was a pdf file of the US District Court opinion that contradicted JFP's assertion that the prosecution and conviction of Attorney Minor was purely political.

Anonymous said...

Welcome home Frank. It was just a matter of time. Look back through the years. Knol Aust, Pikersam, Tortoise,etc, on and on. They post for a while, then haul ass after the control freak is confronted with facts she doesn't agree with. Her publication is going, GOING....

The JFP is the definition of "dead man walking".

Anonymous said...

I know I don't agree with some of the stuff you were posting over there Frank but, please, hang around here because you have lots to offer despite the differences. KF is extremely tolerant and light as a feather on the edit button. Welcome.

"Just Sayin'" said...

There is something basically wierd about a 50 year old woman hanging around 24 year old kids in revolving door relationships.

Does she have ANY friends her own age?

paul mitchell said...

Just Saying, I believe you might have heard the old saw, "Age is a state of mind." Some people stop getting older mentally around three or four years af age.

Anonymous said...

If a tree falls in the woods, and no one is there to hear it, does it make any noise?

Think Ladd and company.

paul mitchell said...

If a tree falls in the woods and there is no one around to hear it, is it more or less worthless than the JFP?

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, your ability to cut right through the issue is amazing. You said exactly what we were thinking with this barrage of "stories" (perfect word, STORIES) regarding Two Lakes.

Anonymous said...

I have a headache.

Anonymous said...

Get over your headache. Headaches suck when you are getting a rear-ender.

Anonymous said...

Read between the lines. The JFP is calling Allen, McGowan, Speed and others dishonest and unethical. There is no disputing their effort to sully the reputations of these fine people in our community and the. That is the JFP opinion AND Ladd/Stauffer animus.

Anonymous said...

You don't even have to read between the lines. Hell, they SAID IT.

Anonymous said...

YO, YO, YO Kingfish. Pearl is @ 27.7 this morning. 28 is flood stage. Hanging Moss Ck. @ JA is right now half-way full. Water from river is TODAY mere feet of backyards on lower East Cheryl. Pearl will be ~27 tomorrow morn. 1-3 inches of rain on tap tomorrow. Now who says that it don't rain in Jackville when the river is high? Oh, right, the numbskull faux-Corps at the Jackson Fraud Press.

Kingfish said...

I spoke to Senator Yancey after this post went up and he made it quite clear the bill had nothing to do with Two Lakes. I think what spurred him to action was the fact the Reservoir homeowners had literally no voice on the Mandalay decision. Yes, they could lobby and protest but ultimately, the board was not accountable to them even though they decided the right way.

Want to hear a good one: Donna refuses to speak to the Two Lakes people now, they have to contact Stauffer or one of the reporters. reminds me of when she told me never to contact her again than whined about how I didn't contact her for a comment on the tax liens.

Anonymous said...

Is she pouting? For someone who seems to care so much for her professional reputation she sure doesn't have any problem being unprofessional when it suits her.

Anonymous said...

She makes them see Todd because SHE doesn't know what SHE is talking about, and SHE knows it.

Kingfish said...

That is where I will disagree with you. I've seen this behavior out of her before. She gets mad or doesn't like what she is hearing, she throws a tantrum and doesn't want that person to ever talk to her ever again. Another little anecdote, she refused to sit on a local board when she found out the wife of a well-known author frequently referred to as a right-wing blogger was going to be on it as well unless changes were made.

Anonymous said...

Typical "freedom of speech-talk" from the left. They love the First Amendment until conservatives speak, then it is "hate speech".

Anonymous said...

a well-known author frequently referred to as a right-wing blogger

Are you talking about Alan Lange Kingfish? He is a 'well-known author'? LOL. Gimme a break.

Anonymous said...

Yes he is a well known author. What have YOU published, and who knows YOUR name?

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