Monday, March 5, 2012

Major fireworks at Hinds BOS today. Video included.

Major fireworks at the Hinds BOS today between Stokes and Fisher. Uploading videos right now but trust me, its going to be good.

Still uploading and haven't been able to go through and find the spots that are good but needless to say, Kenneth Stokes goes at it with Phil Fisher and Peggy Hobson-Calhoun. Even calls Phil "stupid" at one point.

OK, here is what happened. The Board approved on a 3-2 vote in December to hire Malachi Financial Products (Porter Bingham) to be the "adviser" if the county sold bonds to finance the Byram-Clinton corridor project. You can guess how each supervisor voted. Fast forward to the last meeting. The only members present were Peggy, Phil, and Robert. You can guess what took place next. A quorum was present so they passed a motion on a 2-1 vote to terminate the relationship with Malachi for that project. What took place today was Doug Anderson placed rescinding the vote on the agenda.

There was a big fight over whether a motion to reconsider or rescind an earlier vote could be made by the losing side or those who were absent. They went round and round on Robert's Rules of Order until the board attorney told them they could indeed do so. Ms. Hobson-Calhoun pointed out they would pay at least $200,000 to Malachi to study the project even though the county's own Department of Economic Development could do it for $10,000. I'm not making this up. Kenneth Stokes jumped in and got real hostile...and loud.He said the project would never be completed. Harvey was against and would make sure it didn't happen, and they needed to pay Malachi the $200,000 to study the project. The motion to rescind the termination passed 3-2- Graham, Anderson, Stokes. Game over, right? Wrong.

The board later went into executive session. Mr. Stokes NEVER stays for executive session. He usually leaves the meeting, as he did today. Doug Anderson did not stay for the executive session either. Sooooo.... when they come out of executive session, its Peggy, Phil, and Robert. Peggy then makes a motion to reconsider the earlier vote in the meeting, its then rescinded by a 3-2 vote, terminating the deal with Malachi. Watch clip 7 posted below. It is VERY funny and EVERYONE there, including Mr. Graham, was laughing... loudly. Robert Graham kept laughing and saying "I knew y'all were going to do this". Mr. Stokes might should learn he should stay for the entire meeting instead of taking full-time pay for part-time work (Thank you Professor Jackson for that line.).

However, Kenneth and Phil sparred after the first round over Clinton-Byram corridor project but this fight was over a proposal Phil Fisher made over changing how the agenda is set. Needless to say, they went at it. I'll label the clips below for the good stuff. Enjoy.

Malachi discussion starts at 22:30. Peggy wastes no time laying into Malachi at 26:50 and pulls no punches.


Clip begins with Stokes attacking project. Peggy then sets him straight at 1:44. Peggy then lays into Mayor Harvey at 3:20. Worth watching. She then points out how he helps Madison and Rankin counties with some services but does not do the same for Hinds County (6:55). Damn. Watching it again. Curt is right, she is wearing out Harvey. Can't think of when the last time Harvey took something like this on the chin. Get ready Peggy, you just made an enemy out of the Jackson Free Press. Fisher than defends the project at 10:45 and attempts to impart some knowledge to Stokes, finding it to be a difficult task. Stokes blows up at 14:30. Stokes later makes faces like a two-year old as Fisher corrects him. Pretty funny.


Fisher & Stokes get into at 2:20. VERY entertaining.


Routine stuff. Hearing on converting private road to public for school bus turnaround. You can ignore this clip.


Supervisors grill Malachi again. This clip is worth watching for the first half.


Routine stuff.



The fun begins halfway into the clip when motion is made to rescind the earlier vote. Start at 5:05.



24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where is the video?

Some People Struggle w/ Reading Comprehension said...

Hello?

Uploading videos right now but trust me, its going to be good.

Kingfish said...

Go to youtube channel if you can't wait. You should have already subscribed to it anyway. ;-)

Tersus Nomen said...
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Curt Crowley said...

Ms. Calhoun kicked King Harvey in his royal ass on video 2.

Anonymous said...

Her face in video 2 is priceless. Made the words coming out of her mouth secondary. I would've paid good money to see HRH Harvey's face during the verbal beatdown.

As for Stokes, I'll take your word for it. Listening to him longer than 3.2 seconds makes my ears bleed.

Anonymous said...

Same clown, different circus and only in town for four years (or more).

Sincerly,

Ignant Niknarians

P.S.

Besofruck Stokestonians.

Anonymous said...

WLBT ran a brief clip of this tonight.

Seriously.

Are we watching a poor mentally retarded individual ?

Anonymous said...

So, Ms. Calhoun ... who seems to have a very good understanding of where the county is on the corridor project (both in planning & funding) ... says definitely "in house" capabilities exist at a cost of $10,000 to the county that would cover what three other board members insist on paying an "outside" firm at least 20 times as much? The same work? WHY? It makes me think the "outside" firm ... MUST have something going for it; OR ... three board members are about as smart as my wife thinks I am ... and that ain't a bunch.

Shadowfax said...

LBT has played the video of Stokes till finally cows entered the studio.

I'm really sorry to see that this black drape has been dropped over the Hinds Co. B.O.S. I had so hoped Stokes might turn over a new leaf when in fact he's wallowed up under the same old swamp-log full of rancid shit.

There IS no hope. Stop looking for it. Stop anticipating it.

Anonymous said...

Fisher isn't scared.
As an elected official, the time to learn of the board's business is before the meeting and not during the meeting. Your office is right down the hall if you had any questions.

Turn about is fair play!

Ms Calhoun, brilliant strategy. Thank you for saving Hinds County taxpayers $190,000 today.

The board needs to have a incompetency hearing.

BTW, I do have a paypal account. This was far better than the Encore movie I missed.

Anonymous said...

went into exec session and cleaned it up, again. Great move.

"Hobson-Calhoun pointed out they would pay at least $200,000 to Malachi to study the project even though the county's own Department of Economic Development could do it for $10,000"

That kind of says it all, doesn't it. Thanks, KF, for capturing this so everyone will know.

Anonymous said...

Hinds County ... A World of Difference!

Anonymous said...

Stokes is adamant that the parkway is never going to happen but he still wants to spend $200,000 on a "study".

There is no saving Jackson and Hinds.

Armondeaux said...

Stokes needs to push the corridor project through so he will have another road he can try to rename.

Anonymous said...

thank you phil fisher and quentin whitwell for giving a voice to the voiceless in this city while these tyrants run ruffshod over the city and county

Anonymous said...

yes ... thanks quentin for getting the roadside puppy sales turned off ... every time i drive on the third-world streets in my nejax neighborhood i'm reminded how great it was that you got to work right away on the stuff that really mattered ... we can all accept our streets returning to the equivalent of gravel roads as long as we've stopped the sale of puppies outside the empty store fronts on county line ... talk to lee paris lately?

Anonymous said...

Whitwell better be careful or Mama Stokes is gonna have her man break his foot off in Whitwell's ass. Between Stokes the Large and Hatwoman, we should not be lacking for entertainment around here.

Anonymous said...

Whitwell will be OK unless he goes in dark alleys where Stokes the Large lurks.......

Anonymous said...

All conversation about "re-branding" Hinds County ended when Stokes was sworn into the Hinds BOS.

Kenny beat em' to it .

Anonymous said...

The citizens of Hinds that elected Stokes are just plain stupid to think that his racist agenda will benefit anyone but himself. To them, you are getting what you deserve

Anonymous said...

Do you think the people that supported them give a damn? They dont know anything about guv-mint except what the democraps tell'm

Anonymous said...

It is depressing to know our tax dollars are helping the Stokes twins maintain their girth.

Anonymous said...

you know, even "back in the day" as they like to say things were NEVER this screwed up. 50 years ago things got done, people were civil and life was good. now, it is buffoons acting like buffoons...name calling and making silly faces at each other...just where did all of these idiots come from anyway?

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