Friday, May 31, 2013

Another stroll down memory lane

Found this 1957 video on Youtube of Livingston Lake. Its only a minute long.

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Last call for annual fund-raising for JJ

 This is the last call for the annual JJ fundraising-drive. Thanks for the donations and support. Thank you very much for reading this blog over the years. Who would've thought that a website which started as a little ole blog back in 2007 would become a leading news and commentary website in Mississippi six years later.  It's been a pretty good ride and a pleasure getting to know many of you.

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The New York Times discovers Jackson

The New York Times published a rather nice feature on Jackson. Of course everyone here is swooning as they exclaim "they like us."

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More JSU-Madison details


JJ obtained through a public records request the lease for the Madison campus of Jackson State University and all associated correspondence. JSU and Dick Ambrosino, the CEO of Parkway Development, signed the leases on January 28, 2013. The site is located within the Parkway East public improvement district. Some highlights of the lease:

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Why foreign companies build plants in America

The Wall Street Journal reported how hard it is to actually close factories or layoff employees in Europe. Here is how crazy it is:

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

WJNT last week

Here is the audio for last week's edition of the worst radio show in Mississippi. Tony Yarber returned for about 15 minutes to discuss the elections results from last week.

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Back to perceptions

WJTV reported JPD met with Belhaven Heights residents about crime:

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Rankin Sheriff prevents opening of convict-operated "Wal-Mart "

The Rankin County Sheriff issued the following press release:

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sometimes you should think before you speak.

Former Jackson Mayoral candidate Regina Queen offered this bit of brilliant advice to the independent candidates:

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Precinct update

City website has been down for some time. Here are the precinct results and other reports from the Mayor's race last week.

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Nice try. (Updated: She's at it again)

An email pushing Quinten Squishwell for Mayor of Jackson is circulating:

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Senator McDaniel remembers our fallen soldiers

Senator Chris McDaniel submitted this column on Memorial Day:

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Is it the Omegas.... or something else?

Flora sent out another email to legislators and other leaders in Mississippi. This explains more of her philosophy and avoids the personal attacks for the most part. The Peterson column she included is italicized.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

1938 Jackson

WAPT was cleaning out the vault and came across this old color video of Jackson.  WAPT provided it to Downtown Jackson Partners, who posted it on Youtube. Really interesting stuff.

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Canning the Kaze

Yup. Its true.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

WSJ: IRS scandals start at the top

Kimberly Strassel argues in the Wall Street Journal, the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS is not some incident of poor customer service:

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bored?

Looking for some new video entertainment? Check out House of Cards on Netflix. First month is free. Excellent scriptwriting. Kevin Spacey knocks his role out of the ballpark. You can tell he is enjoying it. Kind of as much as Pacino enjoying playing the Devil. Here is the trailer:

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UMMC leaving Blue Cross "network"?

UMMC management sent this email to its employees recently:

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Coates gets 52 years

District Attorney Michael Guest issued the following press release:

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Moody's downgrades Jackson water & sewer bonds to A1 from Aa3

Moody's issued the following statement on Jackson (Emphasis added by JJ):

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More on the Lumumba transition

JJ was able to infiltrate the Lumumba headquarters to shoot this exclusive video:

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And it begins....

Bye-bye Christophe. Chowke wants you gone.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

As I Lay Dying

Here is the official trailer to the movie:

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Precinct results

Here is the precinct report for the Jackson Mayor's race.

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Time for a break




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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Congratulations to Mayor-elect Chokwe Lumumba.

He won fair and square. He will be the Mayor of Jackson. Over 3,000 vote margin.

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Live-blogging the election tonight.

Time to start bloggin'. 

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Just another election day in Canton

Check out the entrances to these Canton precincts:

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Meet Chokwe's Republican supporters:

You wanted jackassery. Kingfish don't do jackassery. This site isn't what it used to be. Here's some damn jackassery:

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Mason-Dixon poll: race tightens

WAPT reported the results of the latest Mason-Dixon poll on the Mayor's race last night:

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The Brand-ing of Jonathan Lee

You just know the dirty trick is going to happen.  The problem is you don't know where or how it will happen. The dirty trick finally took place in the Mayor's race Sunday night.

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Vote early. Vote often.

Especially in Canton. See picture below.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

The freakout continues

This is from a private Fondren website:

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WJNT last week.

Jackson City Ward 6 City Councilman Tony Yarber appeared on the worst talk show in Mississippi last week to discuss the election. Enjoy.


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Latest campaign finance reports

Here are the latest campaign finance reports for the Jackson Mayoral scrum:

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The freakout begins.

This is now getting downright funny.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

"Free the land by any means necessary" (Editorial)


Picture in Chokwe Lumumba's Malcolm X Grassroots Movement 2012 newsletter*


This picture is on page 3 of the Spring 2012 issue of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement newsletter.  Jackson Mayoral candidate Chokwe Lumumba is a member of this group.  He is not just any member but rather is one of their stars.  See for yourself on the website.  MXGM held fundraisers for Chokwe all over the country this year. The Jackson chapter of the "movement" uses the same phone number as...... the Chokwe Lumumba campaign headquarters. Don't take my word for it. Look below:

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Lee: Unity for Jackson

The Jonathan Lee for Mayor campaign just released a new commercial:

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Sorority slapdown

This is REALLY not safe for works or kids. This video was taken at the Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville. This video may be offensive. Language. Violence. Questionable um, nudity. These videos have it all. Don't say you weren't warned. 

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About damn time.

Congressman Mike Kelly ripped into the IRS yesterday:

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Friday, May 17, 2013

campaign lagniappe

WJTV's boy wonder, Ross Adams, asked Jonathan Lee a few questions after the press conference today:

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Peggy, Credell, & Horhn endorse Lee

Hinds County Supervisor Peggy Hobson-Calhoun, Representative Credell Calhoun, and Senator John Horhn endorsed Jonathan Lee for Mayor at a press conference today:

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Chokwe: I don't like the poh-lice

In his own words and it's not out of context:

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House: health insurance rates to rise

The House Energy and Commerce Committee issued a report Monday stating the largest health insurers will raise their insurances rates on some policies 100 to 400% to comply with Obamacare. The report states:

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

CL covers MDE accountability inflation

The Clarion-Ledger picked up the Bigger Pie Forum story on the Mississippi Department of Education first posted on this website. BPF reported last week MDE inflated school ratings. The Clarion-Ledger stated yesterday:

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Bennie gets lower and lower

Here is a radio ad he cut for Mayor William Truly that aired on WMGO. Anyone want to bet he will make the same ad for Chokwe?

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It's still a conspiracy

Looks like another email was sent to our conscript fathers in the legislature. Obviously none of the allegations in the email are true. This is posted for your amusement and to show you what kind of trash our leaders receive from some constituents. Enjoy.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Attempted assault in Belhaven

Friend posted this on Facebook this morning. Confirmed incident with her. Took place last night on Belhaven Street.

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Post-election critiques

Bryan Eason complained in a Clarion-Ledger article about how long it took to obtain election results for each Jackson precinct last week. Jackson should have posted the results online within twenty-four hours of the polls closing but there were some reasons why it did not occur.

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HUD to port: Where are the jobs

Anita Lee reported in the Sun-Herald this morning HUD questioned how many jobs were created in the state port:

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Mississippi Dems meet with HHS on Medicaid

The Democratic Trust issued the following press release on the Medicaid fight in the legislature:

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rez residents question PRVWSD plan for RV's

A citizen journalist sent this report from Northwest Rankin last night. The PRVWSD held a community meeting to discuss the master plan for the Rez. Here is what she sent:

The meeting's tone changed dramatically once Mr. Sigman began taking questions. It was contentious and highly emotional. Most of the people present were there specifically to discuss the RV/trailer park and there was overwhelming opposition to the proposal. After much back and forth between the PRV and leaseholders and Y parents, the discussion was basically tabled. We were told that the decision on whether to add RV pads in front of the Reservoir Y would be made by the PRV board. We were not told when the board would meet nor when this topic would be discussed and decided.

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Bluntson endorses Lee

The Jonathan Lee for Mayor campaign issued the following press release:

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The Grand Finale at Pepsi Pops

Enjoy the fireworks. Good job by the Symphony, Ridgeland, PRVWSD, and the volunteers last night.

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The irony of the Clarion-Ledger's complaining

Brian Eason complained in the Clarion-Ledger he could not get precinct totals from the City Clerk's office in Jackson the day after the election last week:

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Monday, May 13, 2013

It's time


Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

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Rez public meeting tonight

The PRVWSD announced a public meeting to discuss the comprehensive master plan tonight in this press release:

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Vote for top businesswoman.

Note: Starting poll over. Didn't realize Dr. McCaa retired. My apologies. Removed her and added the next place, Gail Pittman and Lisa Looser. They were one vote apart so I'm going to be nice. It is my poll. 

Time for the top businesswoman's poll. We ran a poll of the top businesswomen in the Jackson area last fall. This poll is for the top ten finalists. They are all business owners or partners in their respective businesses. Unlike the Mississippi Business Journal, there are no gummint employees, no partners in 200 partner law firms in this poll. These women are the true owners. They sacrificed, they worked long hours, they wear many different hats. If they don't show up, things don't get done. They are usually balancing families and the business together. Here are the finalists:

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Follow the money.

Governor Haley Barbour apparently grew in office, as he changed his mind and supported an internet sales tax in his farewell speech as Governor. CL reporter Jimmie Gates and other media were beside themselves as they saw a Republican supporting new taxes. Mr. Gates recently wrote:

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About the flag (NSFW)

Apparently some readers were upset about our use of the Confederate flag with neo-secessionist Chokwe Lamumba. The word "desecrate" was used. Well, here is another use of the flag:

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WJNT this week.

Malcolm White and Jonathan Lee appeared on the worst radio show in Jackson Wednesday.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

No comment.

Update: A reader was kind enough, no, masochistic enough to put the whole exchange into a pdf file for your convenience.

Just read this exchange between Jeff Good and Donna Ladd
for yourself.  We report, you decide.

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Latest crime stats

Here are the crime reports for Jackson, Madison (city), Bryam, and the Rez:

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Read 'em and weep. (Updated)

Updated with list of precinct locations

Here is the precinct report for the Jackson Mayoral results.

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Pepsi Pops rescheduled.

Pepsi Pops is rescheduled to Monday night. MSO issued the following statement:

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Canton alderman indicted on one count of bribery.

Canton alderman Louis Smith was arraigned in federal court today on one count of bribery. Judge Linda Anderson set bond at $10,000. A federal grand jury indicted the alderman. He was arrested in Canton yesterday. The charge carries up to ten years in jail and/or a fine of less than $250,000.

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It's a conspiracy: Part II

Here is the second email recently sent to all legislators and other community leaders in Mississippi. The email is obviously not true and should be considered as such.

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First question for the contendah's

Here is my first question for Chokwe and Jonathan: What are you going to do about Harvey's little time bomb? It's ticking and the ticking is not going to stop. Take a look at this table JJ posted three years ago:

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tonight & tomorrow in Jackson: Broadway



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BPF: Miss. public school ratings falsely inflated

Mississippi Department of Education employees inflated school ratings, e-mails from within MDE show.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It's time. Update: Fisher avoids runoff. Queen sacks bagboy. Lee wins. Harvey is out.

The election night fun starts now. Fire away with comments. Drink of choice tonight: Bulleit Rye.

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Chokwe...neo-secessionist


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Is Chokwe a confederate?

Check out the new Confederate: in his own words. Of course there is one thing Chokwe and his bunch haven't figured out.

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Canton thread

Feel free to post updates from Canton today. So far its been interesting.  Poll watchers were not allowed anywhere near the tables at one precinct this morning.  The Perrysaurus appeared on the scene and others. Problem was straightened out.  Canton PD was recently called out to one precinct (Canton Elementary) as the nursing home folks showed up with their um, handlers and bedlam ensued. Situation now under control.

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Election thread.

I will be live-blogging the election results tonight.  Fire away with the comments starting around 7:30.  I will discuss the election results tomorrow on WJNT at 8:05 on 1180 AM.  Malcolm White will appear on the first half hour to discuss the election and the Full Spectrum flap.  Post your election comments on this thread.

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Editorial: Re-elect Mary Hawkins-Butler

Leaders polarize. They divide. They challenge. It is in our nature to go along to get along but we need leaders. We like leaders, but at the same time, many are threatened by them, as they remind us of what we lack in ourselves. Strong leaders arouse passion. They are either loved or hated as few fall between the two sides. Such is the Mayor of Madison.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Is Full Spectrum trying to squeeze Hal and Mal's?

Everyone got stirred up over the weekend as the Mississippi Business Journal and Clarion-Ledger reported Jackson icon Hal & Mal's might have problems with its lease. The MBJ reported Friday:

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Thoughts about Tuesday in Jackson

The battle to survive the first round towards becoming the next Mayor of Jackson enters its final days. Some Jacksonians get worked up over who wins while others ask “why would anyone want the job?” Why indeed. Election Man returns to the newspaper as Marshall Ramsey draws to his heart’s content. While its Christmas time for the sketcher of Tiny Wheels, Her Laddness over at the Jackson Free Press froths at the mouth over the mere thought of anyone opposing her man Harvey. The business community swings punches wildly in yet another attempt to dethrone the king as they empty their bank accounts. Then there are two councilmen who think they deserve promotions while they leave everyone baffled or beside themselves every time they talk. Let us not forget the lawyer who is trying to follow the Lynn Fitch route… I am woman, vote for me. Meanwhile the voters can’t wait for Wednesday to get here as they sound like Republican voters in 2008: is this the best we can do?

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No comment

Congressman Francis Underwood of South Carolina produced this video for the White House Correspondents Dinner:

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Vote for Harvey Johnson



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Letter from the Resistance

A brave band of resistance fighters is taking on the Cult of Kuykendall in Desoto County. Here is an update from one of them:

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Friday, May 3, 2013

DOR signs lease for new home

The Department of Revenue recently signed a lease agreement with SC-Clinton. The department will move into the building in 2014. The state will lease the premises for $233,333 per month. The lease, the Duckworth proposal, and the RFP are posted below.

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It's a conspiracy.

This letter was sent to every member of the legislature as well as quite a few other people. Obviously most, if not all, of it is not true. Just thought I'd post it for humor purposes and to show you what our leaders have to deal with at times. Enjoy.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Accomplice to killer of Margaritas manager gets 40 years

District Attorney Michael Guest issued the following press release:

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Chokwe ducks the Flag question

And I don't mean the Confederate flag. Judge for yourself:

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Jonathan Lee has a plan for Jackson



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Feds arrest friends of Boston Bomber

The FBI arrested three friends of the Boston Bombers yesterday.  Here is the affidavit of the Special Agent.  You know the story by now.  They went to school with the younger brother. They didn't want him to get in trouble. They took his backpack and computer and threw them away. The also lied to the FBI when first interviewed. The government charged them with conspiracy to obstruct justice.  The affidavit below contains some interesting details.

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More Madison Mayoral debate clips

Here are more clips from the Madison Mayoral debate Monday night. The readers said they preferred clips separated by topics or questions instead of one straight video so here they are.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

FBI: Missing child found

FBI announced:

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Cecil Brown touts Medicaid expansion

Representative Cecil Brown (D-parts unknown) submitted the following column to JJ supporting expansion of the Medicaid program.

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Auditor recommends changes to MPACT. No reopening in sight.

I haven't had time to write the story on yesterday's board meeting, but here is the video of the meeting and the auditor's report. See my tweets on Twitter @Kingfish1935 for more notes from the meeting. In a nutshell, the auditor reported his findings and recommendations to the MPACT Board in a four-hour meeting yesterday. The Board of Trustees decided to establish committees to study the findings and make recommendations to the trustees. Quick notes:

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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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