Monday, August 22, 2011

Leland rings the bell

Mr. Speed gets to ring the bell at the NYSE today:



23 comments:

KaptKangaroo said...

Cool. Will watch at the open this AM.

KaptKangaroo said...

Now you post the video. Got that wrong.

Shadowfax said...

Was he on a taxpayer's-dime mission? If so, he wasted my time and money. He could have been back home suing Ben Allen or doing something productive.

Anonymous said...

Shadowfax,
Did you not notice the "Parkway Properties" signs? He was there to recognize 15 years that Parkway Properties (a Ms headquartered company, which Leland started) has been traded on the NYSE.
I don't think you have to worry about the tax payers paying for his plane ticket.
Your time might have been wasted Mr Fax but I assure you, it wasn't because of Leland...

Anonymous said...

Also as I recall, Mr. Speed declined to draw a salary from the state when he took the MDA job.

Anonymous said...

He rang it yesterday. Look at the date....August 22.

Shadowfax said...

He may be an unpaid hero to many; however, the state of Mississippi taxpayers always pay his air fare when he's off on anything resembling a state visit of official capacity. That's why I axed the question in the other post. I have no idea who footed the bill or bought steaks. Nor do either of you anons.

Anonymous said...

Shadowfax, you are an anon, if you didn't notice.

Anonymous said...

In response to Shadowfax,

1) "the state of Mississippi taxpayers always pay his fare when he's off on anything resembling a state visit of official capacity" - Mr Speed draws a salary of $1 per year for his position at MDA and btw, isn't the state suppose to pay for official trips? Should he pay his on way from now on?
2) Guess what? This very obviously was not a "State trip of official capacity" It was a Parkway Properties Trip of Official Capicity and since Leland founded the company and served and the president of their board, I would assume the stock holders of Parkway paid for the trip. I'm quite sure they were happy to do so if you consider what Leland has done for that company.
It's always good to be as informed as possible before quickly criticizing something you obviously know nothing about.

Anonymous said...

Good point 12:34.
Hmmm??? Shadow+fax...
Very mysterious indeed

Anonymous said...

I'm quite sure they were happy to do so if you consider what Leland has done for that company.

What? You might want to rethink the idea that PKY shareholders are happy.

Anonymous said...

Screw you 1:31. Jealous lightweight.

Anonymous said...

If you have some metrics to refute the state of displeasure amongst Parkway shareholders by all means please present it.

Anonymous said...

Parkway and Leland have done tremendous things for Jackson and our state. Leland could be retired and enjoying life but he is working everyday for us. Shadowfax, you show your ignorance to pick on Leland and the trips he takes to bring business here.

Shadowfax said...

You anon buffoons are over-anxious to straddle anybody's neck who you think is disagreeing with you. So, it's picking on Leland Speed to axe who paid his air fare? I'm all for superior industrial development and was involved in my share of it for decades. Of late, however (and get ready Speed-cheerleaders) 'it' seems to have become the Leland Speed Show. Can some of you list the 'industry' he has 'developed' in the last six to ten years? He struggles to maintain credibility as everyone does when they get older. His insistence on a $1 salary is part of it. Sorry, but he's relegated himself to speaking to Rotaries around the state while you weren't watching.

The difference in 'Shadowfax' and forty Anons is you can track what I say and attribute it at least to a monicker while it's impossible to guess whether one of you posts forty times or forty, once. One of you anons even suggests we're now, ahem, 'trending' toward 'metrics'.

Anonymous said...

You are an anon buffoon under your logic.

Anonymous said...

"I'm all for superior industrial development and was involved in my share of it for decades. "

Yet you don't know the difference between "axe" and "ask". HHmmmmm.

If you're involved in "superior industrial development" that probably explains a LOT about Mississippi's standing in the national economic rankings.

Shadowfax said...

I've listened to Limbaugh for so long I just naturally enjoy use of the 'word' axe every chance I get. Industrial development, for those of you who only guess as to its meaning, relates to actually bringing in industry, jobs, payrolls for a county or municipality....not cheerleading for dreamlike downtown developments in war zones or lakes that will never float. I'll repeat my challenge axing that some of you cite several instances of Speed-induced industrial developments that have occurred in the past six, seven, eight years. They may be out there....I just can think of none. That's why I'm axing.

Anonymous said...

Crickets..........

Anonymous said...

How did the stock do today?

Shadowfax said...

Dropped back in over here hoping to see a list of one or two projects Speed has brought to the Metro in the past three years. At this rate, one dollar per year is seriously overpaying the man.

Anonymous said...

WTF do you bring to the table other than a smart ass anonymous mouth?

Grow up and be somebody, like Leland.

Whoever you are, a dime will bet a donut no one has ever writen about you.

Anonymous said...

Admitting that "[you] listened to Limbaugh for so long", says more than anything else you have added.

I think I would just hit the power button, dude.

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