Last 20 minutes were completely awesome last night. Here is last night's season finale of Spartacus. WARNING: This is as graphic as it gets. Blood, gore, language, adult topics. You were warned.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Note: Sheriff Randy Tucker called me back this morning. He said Mr. Gagnard had not been employed by the MCSO for at least "18 months".
Former Madison County Deputy and Justice Court Judge candidate Anthony Gagnard pleaded guilty this week to sexual battery of a child under the age of eighteen. Madison County Circuit Judge John Emfinger sentence Gagnard to twenty years in prison and suspended fifteen years of the sentence. Judge Emfinger also ordered Gagner to register as a sex offender.
Gagnard was a candidate for District 4 Justice Judge in Madison County last year when he suddenly withdrew from the race. A Madison County grand jury indicted him on December 20, 2011. The indictment charges him with one count of sexual battery and states He engaged in "sexual battery ... with "DGG", a male child under the age of eighteen years of age, whose date of birth is _______ 1994, by anal penetration of DGG, while Defendant was in a position of trust or authority over DGG.."
Judge Emfinger sentenced the defendant to five years of supervised probation for five years after he completes his incarceration. The judge also ordered Gagner to have no contact with the victim. Gagner had no prior convictions.
Meet the other leader of the opposition to charter schools: Milton Kuykendall, Superintendent of Desoto County Schools. While Nancy Loome and other members of the Parents' Campaign tweet, send out emails, and write letters to the editor on a daily basis in an attempt to stop charter schools, Special K prowls the halls of the legislature, stalking legislators who might be inclined to vote for charter schools. Special K represents the Superintendents, the hidden power in the Mississippi educational system.
Elected Superintendents such as Milton Kuykendall and formerly Mike Kent wield much power in their counties. Some have the power to make or break aldermen, supervisors... and legislators. The Mississippi Association of Superintendents reported a budget of $1 million in 2010. A million dollar budget for a group that has less than 160 members. Think about that fact for a minute. The 2010 tax return is posted below. This correspondent has seen him at the legislature at every committee meeting about charter schools or sitting in the balcony when he thinks charter schools will be discussed. He is usually hanging around Nancy Loome of the Parent's Campaign, a charter school opponent. Yes, I know, they claim to support charter schools but its a ruse. They very cleverly proclaim their support then roll out a laundry list of restrictions for charter schools under the guise of being "reasonable".
I'm not going to sugar-coat it: the charter school bill is in trouble, thanks to these Superintendents and some fumbling by the Republicans. The Superintendents are waging political holy war against legislators in their districts. A few, such as Representatives Arnold and Massengill, are wavering. Want to get re-elected? Better kiss the ring of the Superintendents. They want to exempt school districts rated "successful" or above from charter school legislation. Thus, a school district such as Hattiesburg, rated successful but having a high school that is on academic watch, has an overall graduation rate of 48%, and only 33% graduation rate for male students, would be "protected" from charter schools if they have their way. They tend to represent school districts such as Desoto, Madison, and Rankin that are doing quite well while ignoring the needs of the rest of the state.
Then there is the matter of the Republicans dropping the ball. The Senate passed a charter school bill. The House Education committee passed one as well. The Senate version was considered the weaker bill as language for virtual schools was removed from the bill in committee. Two weeks ago, the House Democrats employed the stalling tactic of having every bill read out loud, which put the House way behind schedule in passing legislation. The House then worked until 10:30 PM that night (Tuesday), 12:30 AM on Wednesday, and 8:30 PM on Thursday. The charter school bill was on the calendar.
The March 14 session was the first day the House had to work the calendar after the stall tactics ended. Did the leadership bring up charter schools? Nope. Instead, the House spent over an hour debating radar for Rankin County. Then it spent a couple of hours debating the fetal hearbeat bill
that will likely be struck down by the courts if it even comes close to restricting abortion. It passed the diabetic dog bill that afternoon, a worthy move this website applauded. Then the House spent three hours, yes three hours until half past midnight, debating an illegal immigration bill. A bill that will likely be attacked by the Justice Department and blocked by the courts. But hey, we showed them Messicans something, so what if our kids can't read and write. Several legislators said don't worry, we still have the Senate version.
Well, the Senate bill is now stuck in committee, suffering a blistering attack by the bureaucrats with high salaries- the one-percenters in Mississippi. The bill will be addressed by the Education Committee Monday or Tuesday. Parents' Campaign. Parents for Public Schools. Clarion-Ledger. Center for Eduction Innovation. Southern Echo. Mississippi Association of School Superintendents. Get the idea?
Another smackdown took place at the capital yesterday. A reader sent me this email that I was able to confirm:
"Dem Bennett Malone and Dem Bob Evans got in a fist fight at the capital today over a workmans comp vote. 70 yr old Malone whipped the younger Evans ass. Malone changed his vote to YES after he told Evans he would vote NO. EVANS cussed at Malone. And Malone whipped that butt!"
Then I got this email from a well-known Democrat insider:
"but Bob was simply trying to keep Bennett at arms length when Bennett fell to the ground. I'd hardly call that an ass kicking"
So what happened? ;-)
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Friend was attacked in Belhaven two nights ago. Here is her email to me:
"My boyfried and i got out of the car and two guys with guns said, "Come with us." One dude grabbed me and i yelled at him saying,"You don't want to shoot me. You'll be in jail. ( many expletives) and even think I yelled that I was a mother and have a son Who needs his mother. My boyfriend and run from orher dude yelling for police and he panicked and ripped my purse off me, knocked me in the face with his gun and ran. I was out on the street for a good bit. They caught them pretty fast though. In front of Greenbrier Apartments that are right by Keifers. And yup they were both black (to my question). One wearing white shirt and white hat and the other red shirt and red hat. Probably gang shit. They were young."
Good job to JPD for catching these thugs so quickly.
Jenni Woodruff of the Greater Jackson Chamber shot these spring photos at Mynelle Gardens this week. Sorry about the lack of blooming azaleas but the storm last week had something to say about our plans to shoot them. Enjoy.
The trial for Kameron Woodard is set for May 7, 2012. Kameron Woodard, Derrick Johnson (Not the President of the Mississippi NAACP), and Aaron McNair are charged with capital murder in the death of James McKinney. Mr. McKinney was a security guard at the Shell gas station on the corner of Jefferson and Fortification Street. The three defendants are also charged with using a handgun to commit a felony in attempting to "cause injury" to store employee Suvin Sharth. >
Attorney Faye Peterson represents Woodard after the court declared Woodard to be an indigent defendant. The case is assigned to Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd. Derrick Johnson is represented by attorney Terrance High. Woodard sent a handwritten statement (see page 15 in the documents posted below. I'm sorry if its illegible, it was written in pencil. ) to the circuit clerk. Woodard addressed the letter to District Attorney Robert Smith. Woodard writes "I would like to talk to you about my case because I understand that a life was lost and someone has to pay. The other to people on the charge don't fully understand like I do. I know that is not what happens in lifie that determines my future. Its what I do about what happens. With ath being said, I would like to write the wrongs that took place. Before all these events I was a 21 year old student at Hinds. I'm not the killer I have been made out to be. I just want to explain what happened. I know one life has been lost because of a bad decision. I'm trying to right the wrong and save my life..."
All three defendants are also charged with aggravated assault. The crime of capital murder carries the death penalty.
Note: We are going to remember Mr. McKinney on this website. Maybe Tony Yarber and Donnal Ladd forgot all about him, but we don't forget him here. That means we will be at the trial and judge permitting, with a video camera. James McKinney was a hero. Period. He died protecting a store clerk. He probably wasn't getting paid much. He probably didn't have much. However, its not what you have that counts but what you are that does. When these three thugs showed up at the Shell station that night to rob and possibly kill that clerk, James McKinney stood his ground defending young Suvin. James McKinney didn't get any rallies. He didn't get feature stories written about him. The Southern Poverty Law Center probably does not know he existed. The media treated him as just another statistic. Another black guy killed a black guy, unfortunately for the victim, the killers' race was the wrong color for them to pay notice. Six months later, there are no headlines, just silence. Say a prayer for the family of James McKinney.
What will happen when the music stops playing for Treasuries? You know, those cute little financial instruments used to finance our deficit spending? The Fed purchased 61% of all Treasuries issues in 2011. Don't believe me? Check out Line 7 on page 61 of this table. 4th Quarter 2011 holdings are $10.45 trillion. It was $9.4 trillion 12 months earlier. The chart displayed on the left side of the page shows the Federal Reserve purchased nearly $700 billion in Treasuries in 2011. Translation: This is one of the main reasons interest rates are so low. The Fed is practicing artificial price controls as we print money to buy our own debt. Nice little shell game.
Lawrence Goodman had this to say about the matter in the Wall Street Journal Wednesday:
"The conventional wisdom that nearly infinite demand exists for U.S. Treasury debt is flawed and especially dangerous at a time of record U.S. sovereign debt issuance.
The recently released Federal Reserve Flow of Funds report for all of 2011 reveals that Federal Reserve purchases of Treasury debt mask reduced demand for U.S. sovereign obligations. Last year the Fed purchased a stunning 61% of the total net Treasury issuance, up from negligible amounts prior to the 2008 financial crisis. This not only creates the false appearance of limitless demand for U.S. debt but also blunts any sense of urgency to reduce supersized budget deficits.
Still, the outdated notion of never-ending buyers for U.S. debt is perpetuated by many. For instance, in recent testimony before the Senate Budget Committee, former Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman Alan Blinder said, "If you look at the markets, they're practically falling over themselves to lend money to the federal government." Sadly, that's no longer accurate...
But in recent years foreigners and the U.S. private sector have grown less willing to fund the U.S. government. As the nearby chart shows, foreign purchases of U.S. Treasury debt plunged to 1.9% of GDP in 2011 from nearly 6% of GDP in 2009. Similarly, the U.S. private sector—namely banks, mutual funds, corporations and individuals—have reduced their purchases of U.S. government debt to a scant 0.9% of GDP in 2011 from a peak of more than 6% in 2009.
The Fed is in effect subsidizing U.S. government spending and borrowing via expansion of its balance sheet and massive purchases of Treasury bonds. This keeps Treasury interest rates abnormally low, camouflaging the true size of the budget deficit. Similarly, the Fed is providing preferential credit to the U.S. government and covering a rapidly widening gap between Treasury's need to borrow and a more limited willingness among market participants to supply Treasury with credit..."
Why should we care?
The failure by officials to normalize conditions in the U.S. Treasury market and curtail ballooning deficits puts the U.S. economy and markets at risk for a sharp correction. Lessons from the recent European sovereign-debt crisis and past emerging-market financial crises illustrate how it is often the asynchronous adjustment between budget borrowing requirements and the market's appetite to fund deficits that triggers a shock or crisis. In other words, budget deficits often take years to build or reduce, while financial markets react rapidly and often unexpectedly to deficit spending and debt."
Where can I get a printing press?
Congressman Gregg Harper threw fellow Congressman and former Black Panther Bobby Rush off of the floor of the House yesterday. Congressman Harper said he violated the rules against wearing hats by wearing a "hoodie". Watch for yourself:
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Cynthia Caine and Jenni Woodruff of the Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce went out to Mynelle Gardens yesterday to take some photos for this website. The game plan was to get good shots of the azaleas when we scheduled this last week but Mother Nature did not cooperate when she unleashed that massive rainstorm. The result was most of the blooms were knocked off by the rain but she still got some good photos. I hope you enjoy these taken by Ms. Caine.
Mayor Lancelot is in trouble once more as he channels the Ghost of Frank Melton:
"Southaven Mayor Greg Davis surrendered to authorities Tuesday after he was charged with passing a school bus in a private vehicle that displayed blue police-type lights.
The misdemeanor charge, stemming from an incident last week, adds to Davis' legal woes.
The embattled mayor was already the target of state auditors and the FBI investigating possible misuse of city funds.
Accompanied by attorney Steve Farese, Davis surrendered at the DeSoto County Jail on the charges at about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. The mayor and Farese entered the jail complex without comment and left together about an hour later.
A brief statement from DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco said an investigation by the department resulted in misdemeanor warrants for overtaking a school bus and for illegal use of blue and red lights..."
Frank? Why do I say Frank? See if this sounds familiar:
"Davis, 46, said earlier Tuesday that the charges were the result of passing the bus last Thursday as he was pursuing another vehicle that he saw pass the bus. Davis, who said he considers himself as mayor to be the city's chief law enforcement officer, said he had the city run the license plates on the vehicle and then let the driver leave with a verbal warning.
Davis' assertion that he is the city's chief law enforcement officer appears to be at odds with a 2002 opinion by the Mississippi attorney general, which states: "The mayor is not a law enforcement officer and does not have law enforcement authority, such as authority to stop traffic..." Article
That's it, he's a gay Frank. Damn, you people in Southaven don't know what you are in for, hehehe.
Peter Schiff discusses a possible bubble in Treasuries. Worth watching as this is how government finances deficit spending and drives mortgage interest rates. Schiff calls Bernanke "public enemy number 1" in this clip. Also discusses inflation and calls the economy "phony". Enjoy watching. .
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety just issued the following press release:
Shortly after 2:00 p.m. today (March 27, 2012) Trent Deundra Crump turned himself in to authorities of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Department in Gainsville, Florida. Agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) developed several leads in the on-going investigation of the Saturday night murder of Mississippi State University student John Sanderson. Those leads were shared with the Mississippi State University Police Department and the United States Marshal’s Service Task Force. The task force released Mr. Crump’s photograph and description to the news media. “We believe Mr. Crump was told about the widespread media dissemination of his description at which time he decided to turn himself in,” said MBI Director Larry Waggoner. “This is a prime example of inter-agency cooperation to resolve this capital murder case.” Mr. Crump is in the Alachua County Detention Center awaiting extradition to Starkville.
The Birther lawsuit industry is apparently trying to contribute to the economic development of Mississippi as the paperwork piles up in Hinds County Circuit Court. Dr. Orly Taitz, Esquire and California resident, filed a lawsuit against the Secretary of State and the Executive Committee of the Mississippi Democratic Party. The petition to remove President Obama from the ballot was filed on February 14. Earlier post
The Secretary of State filed a motion to dismiss on March 1, pointing out she filed her lawsuit three weeks after the deadline to file such a suit. Yes, there are statues of limitations even in challenging Presidential ballots. Dr. Taitz, Esquire responded on March 19 with a filing that contained an opposition to the motion to dismiss AND motion for sanctions AND a motion for leave of court to file an amended complaint AND a RICO cause of action against the Democratic Party of Mississippi AND several other parties.
However, the fun starts on March 15. She filed a motion for summary judgment against the Secretary of State, an opposition to the motion to dismiss, AND a motion to recuse against the Attorney General for representing the Secretary of State. Dr. Taitz, Esq. totally ignored the Secretary of State's argument the petition should be dismissed since it was filed three weeks after the deadline and instead, ready for this?, argued since he did not oppose her motion for declaratory relief, the court should grant her motion. Um, ok.
Dr. Taitz doesn't stop there but also argues "a respondent cannot make up a cause of action." Um, ever heard of a "counterclaim", Orly? She claims President Obama is "known as a fraud, as a criminal, who is using forged documents." The motion to recuse the Attorney General is based upon a criminal complaint she submitted to the Attorney General against the President. She states the complaint calls for the criminal prosecution of the President and the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Mississippi. She claims the AG would suffer a conflict of interest by representing the Democratic Party and prosecuting them at the same time. Did you get that? She is claiming the Attorney General would suffer a conflict by representing the Democrats. Does she even understand basic civil procedure? Does she read the responses filed in court? Is civics part of her citizenship test? The Attorney General does not defend private parties (although he makes private lawyers rich). His client is the state of Mississippi and the appropriate agencies. The Democrats have a lawyer, Sam Begley, who signed every one of their responses and other filings. He was even nice enough to include his contact information. But apparently Dr. Taitz missed all that when she said the Attorney General would have a conflict of interest defending the Democratic Party. You.can't.make.this.up.
Delbert fired back with his own response stating in Mississippi there was no such conflict as the Attorney General represents all state agencies and that he had indeed responded to her allegation even if she chooses to ignore them.
However, the fun remains for Sam Begley, attorney for the Democratic Party of Mississippi and at times fellow practitioner of jackassery. Mr. Begley filed a motion in limine seeking to determine if Dr. Taitz, Esq. violated the laws against champerty in Mississippi. He cites Mississippi Code section 97-9-11 and asks the court to allow him to "cross-examine" the plaintiff to determine if she received "financial assistance" and if such assistance "induced" her to file her lawsuit. Section 97-9-11 states:
"It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership, corporation, group, organization, or association, either incorporated or unincorporated, either before or after proceedings commenced: (a) to promise, give, or offer, or to conspire or agree to promise, give, or offer, (b) to receive or accept, or to agree or conspire to receive or accept,(c) to solicit, request, or donate, any money, bank note, bank check, chose in action, personal services, or any other personal or real property, or any other thing of value, or any other assistance as an inducement to any person to commence or to prosecute further, or for the purpose of assisting such person to commence or prosecute further, any proceeding in any court or before any administrative board or other agency, regardless of jurisdiction.."
Section 97-9-13 states anyone convicted of champerty "shall be punished by imprisonment for one year in the state penitentiary." Mr. Begley was not finished with Dr. Taitz, Esq. He also filed a motion to require an affidavit from the plaintiff. He argued Section 97-9-15 of the Mississippi Code gives him the right to "bring a motion" requiring the plaintiff to swear she has not received any compensation or "inducement" to pursue this lawsuit. That should be an interesting cross-examination. Mr. Begley then followed up with a motion for sanctions against Dr. Taitz on March 23.
The motion states the plaintiff lacks standing to file the lawsuit since she is a resident of California and her right to vote in California is not affected by the Mississippi ballot (She is now advertising for Mississippi plaintiffs to join her lawsuit on her website.). Mr. Begley argues the Mississippi Code does not give the Secretary of State or the Committee any authority to determine qualifications. The plaintiff's filing of the lawsuit 21 days after the deadline is mentioned to the court and sanctions are requested. Dr. Taitz is a member of the California Bar. He calls her lawsuit "frivolous" and ask the court to discipline the attorney.
Judge Kenneth Coleman of Union County will preside over a hearing on April 16, 2012. This should be fun.
Motion to require affidavit of Orly Taitz
Convicted killer Deryl Dedmon and his fellow droogs apparently saw Clockwork Orange too many times as they engaged in a big bit of the old ultra-violence in west Jackson. The federal case against Mr. Dedmon, Dylan Butler, and John Rice provides the gory details on what these guys did for kicks. A Saturday night party apparently meant getting into the trucks and rampaging through west Jackson, picking on blacks and the homeless.
The indictment provides a glimpse into the world of Little Deryl:
"It was part of the Conspiracy that the defendants and co-conspirators A, B, C, and D, all young white men and women, would drive around west Jackson during the night and early morning hours looking for African American persons to verbally harass and physically assault.
The co-conspirators would use dangerous weapons, including, but not limited to beer bottles, sling shots (yes, you read that right), shod feet, and motor vehicles to attempt to cause bodily injury to African American persons in and around west Jackson. On occasion, the co-conspirators were successful at causing bodily injury to African American persons.
The defendants and the other co-conspirators would particularly target individuals they believed to be homeless and/or under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances because they believed such victims would be less likely to report on an assault.
These con-conspirators would encourage each other to cause bodily injury to and to use dangerous weapons in attempting to cause bodily injury to African American persons in west Jackson."
Apparently the perps were proud of their little misdeeds:
"The defendants and their co-conspirators boasted about their participation in racially-motivated physical assaults in west Jackson on prior occasions which involved the use of dangerous weapons and/or resulted in bodily injury to African American victims, thereby keeping other members of the conspiracy informed of their actions. .."
The indictment repeats facts about the James Anderson murder that are unfortunately and already too well-known. It does state Dedmon's crew was armed with a handgun and even concocted a story: There was no plan to harass blacks and they were simply trying to help James Anderson get into his truck because "he appeared to be locked out", and blame the victim for starting the fight.
The statement then provides more details on the group's prior history. Dedmon and Rice committed several acts of violence between April 2011 and June 26, 2011. They chased down a black man near a golf course. After they caught him, they beat and kicked him until he begged them not to kill him. "Members of the group thought it was funny that the man pleaded for his life." The group threw beer bottles at blacks later that night.
The Dedmon droogs decided to do their own version of joyriding another night. They thought it was funny to chase a black man in the parking lot of a gas station with their vehicle. Then there was yet another night where they found another black man in a deserted parking lot. They harassed him and then punched him in the face while the others laughed. Dedmon threw a beer bottle at a black man, hitting his target in the back of the head on another occasion. They did this on other nights as well.
However, Dedmon's targets were not always black. One white male student at Brandon High School stated on a Facebook post Dedmon hit him with his truck and his brother captured it on video. The image below contains the post. Law enforcement officials say the investigation is still active and there may be more prosecutions.
Monday, March 26, 2012
There is no sugarcoating it: the unwed birthrate has doubled since 1980. Statistics from the Mississippi Department of Health state the overall rate of births to unwed mothers was 54.7% in 2010. It was 28% in 1980. Dig a little deeper into the report posted below and the numbers become downright scary.
Thirteen counties reported unwed birth rates of over 75%. Read them and weep (1980 rates are in parenthesis):
Claiborne 87.7% (46%)
Humphreys: 87.6% (49.5%)
Quitman 85% (44.8%)
Tallahatchie: 84.6% (51%)
Jefferson: 83.8% (50%)
Holmes 82.4% (46.5%
Tunica: 80.7% (55.3%)
Washington: 80.5% (46.1)
Sunflower: 78% (46.2%)
Sharkey: 76%: (57.4)
Leflore: 75.2% (43%)
Its no secret these counties are majority black. Think the majority white ones are faring much better? Guess again as they have nothing to brag about either. Here are some unwed birthrates for some predominantly white counties.
Desoto: 36.5% (18.7%)
Hancock: 47% (16.8%)
Jackson: 50.6% (18.5%)
Pearl River: 46.4% (14%)
Alcorn: 42.4% (12%)
Harrison: 50% (18.5%)
Rankin: 34% (12%)
Lamar: 34% (8%)
George: 40% (13.7%)
Jones: 56% (20.6%)
Stone: 44% (18%)
The question is, what will Mississippi do about this problem? It is a problem, isn't it? Cut every tax, raise every tax, cut spending, raise spending, talk about being tough on crime, charge we are too tough on crime, scream racism, say there is no racism. Doesn't matter. Unless we do something about THIS problem, here is what we can expect: More illiteracy, more poverty, more drug use by kids, more kids unable to get jobs. More kids not prepared for life or relationships. Kids captured by the streets, kids without role models. Did I mention more crime? Did I also mention these are the birthrates for all mothers, not just teens? Time for this state to wake up.
*Note: In order to make the report easier to read online, I uploaded it in jpg form as well. The document was simply too long to upload in landscape form. The pdf version is posted below.
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Sunday, March 25, 2012
in the Favorite Scene in This is Spinal Tap poll is..
"It goes to 11".
Here are the results:
I voted for Stonehenge.
Got an email from a very, very good source the new lineup for the Hinds County Executive Committee of the Democratic Party:
Vicki Mumford, Louis Armstrong, Marshand Crisler, Addie Green, Vonna Frazier (Dr. Le), Gus McCoy, Dorsey Carson, Keelen Sanders, Jacki Amos, Stacy Webb, Terry Johnson, Bill Chandler, Terry Wallace, Blonda Mack. There are some others and JJ is working on getting those names. And no, Claude McCinnis is not on it.
Yup, Robert "Too Sweet" Henderson now has no convictions on his records. This earlier post will tell you all you need to know about Too Sweet. Here are his convictions:
Mr. "Too Sweet" Henderson has the following convictions:
Three years for possession of cocaine with intent. Pled guilty on 5/26/92. Indictment #92-1-090-00.
Three years for possession of cocaine. Two years was suspended. 3 years probation. Pleaded guilty on 11/21/97. Probation ended in 2002. Was fined $2,000.
One year for receiving stolen property. Sentenced on 12/5/97.
His MDOC ID Number was 98630.
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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.
Note: Security provided by INS.
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.
Note: Security provided by INS.