Bored and want something to watch on a Sunday afternoon? Try this. Very entertaining.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
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Thursday, June 27, 2013
That is wasting money. See the letter below. Most special elections don't list party affiliations for candidates. Everyone runs in one primary and then in a runoff if one is needed. Not these guys. Nope. They have to have a primary for the two Supervisor districts and then runoffs. THEN there will be a general election if there are candidates from the two parties. Nice.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The Mississippi Supreme Court appointed retired circuit judge William Coleman to preside over the challenge to the Hattiesburg Mayoral election filed by David Ware in Forrest County. Judge Coleman was last seen on this website as the subject of discussion in this video:
Readers will remember the controversy that arose when the Madison County Board of Supervisors voted to build a park up in Sulphur Springs. The park will cost over $1.5 million and will be financed by the sale of bonds. The Board waxed eloquently over how this would be a benefit to the taxpayers of Madison County and was a chance to do something for the more rural areas. JJ decided to give you a full picture, literally, of the park.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Shelby County, Alabama filed suit against the Justice Department seeking relief from Sections 4 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The Supreme Court held today that Section 4 is unconstitutional and can no longer be used "as a basis for subjecting jurisdictions to pre-clearance." The vote was 5-4. You can probably figure who was the five and who was the four.
Copy of lawsuit published at bottom of the post.
The David Ware campaign challenged the results of the Hattiesburg Mayoral election in Forrest and Lamar County Circuit Courts yesterday. The campaign asked the courts to throw out all of the absentee ballots and declare Ware the winner. The campaign filed lawsuits alleging over half of the 581 absentee ballots cast were invalid but were commingled with the other ballots. The complaints also allege over thirty ballots came from the jailhouse and several came from disenfranchised convicted felons. The Ware campaign also charges the Mayor's wife improperly delivered over thirty absentee ballots. Mayor Dupree won the election by a thirty-seven vote margin while winning 343 of the absentee ballots cast (59%). Mr. Dupree received 4,775 votes while Mr. Ware received 4,738. **
Monday, June 24, 2013
Trillion dollar "farm bill". 80% of it goes for food stamps. Guess who votes for it? Pallazo, Nunalee, and Harper. Got to make Thad look good, I guess. Thompson votes against it. Is Thompson the conservative in the whole group? Vote.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Jackson native Matt Bollian wrote urban living is here to stay and is the next big wave in residential real estate in a column published on the Team Jackson website. Lieutenant Bollian (West Point grad) opined:
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Rebel Nation is feeling the butthurt over baseball. The website offered some um, therapy to Ole Miss fans who think they should pull for Mississippi State against UCLA next week. Rebel Nation asked Ole Miss fans to imagine the shoe being on the other foot:
Irish politician goes off about Obama. Rather colorful in her speech. She didn't pull any punches.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Nice job. No happy to be there, go in there and take the %*#(#*$ trophy. And where exactly is Tommy Raffo right now? Blast from the past. Good thing State didn't listen to Polk. Cohen brings home the trophy, maybe they should say sure thing Ron, we will take your name off the stadium and put Cohen's up there.Click Here to Read More..
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Attorney General Hood issued an opinion stating the Guvnah cannot operate Medicaid through executive order. Governor Bryant's press secretary said thank ya much but that is just an opinion and you know what they say about opinions. The opinion is posted below. The Medicaid scrum continues.
Believe it or not, there is a mayor who is worse than William Truly or Frank Melton. Meet the Mayor of Port Allen, Louisiana. She's only been in office a few months and is already breaking records in well, I'll let you figure it out. Here is a thread on Tigerdroppings.com. New info is added throughout the pages and is worth reading. Nothing like a minister who has an S class Benz for the home, runs a church out of the home, and then drives a 20 year old Honda to city hall so she can look like common folk. Pour a drink and enjoy this thread.Click Here to Read More..
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Hinds County Youth Court Judge Bill Skinner blasted the state for cutbacks in funding for drug courts in an address to the Hinds County Board of Supervisors Monday. The board awarded $50,000 to the Hinds County Youth Drug Court to keep it operating for the rest of the fiscal year.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
As soon as Phil Fisher leaves on June 30, 40% of Hinds County voters will not have representation on the board. Watch the videos below to see what I mean, as Robert Graham gavels down all opposition and refuses to let anyone in the audience speak.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
A telecom executive disclosed some rather um, interesting capabilities of how far technology has advanced in terms of data mining on Rush Limbaugh's show yesterday. Yeah, I know, the libs will say its Limbaugh. Read the transcript for yourself:
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Mississippi Power Company's Kemper County clean coal plant is following in the foot steps of Duke Energy's Edwardsport clean coal plant, which has been riddled by cost overruns and startup problems.
The NCAA banned Mississippi Valley State University from participating in postseason play in baseball, football, and men's basketball in the 2013-2014 academic year due to low academic progress scores.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Update: The official opinion is posted below. I have not had time to review it in regards to this post.
The Mississippi Attorney General stated firearms can be banned from courthouses and private property in an opinion drafted for Sheriff Brad Lance. The A.G. said such restrictions can take place even under the "open-carry" law that goes into effect on July 1. The opinion is in draft form and is not an official statement of the Attorney General.
AP reporter Jeff Amy discusses Mississippi's weak campaign finance laws in his weekly column:
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Update: It gets MUCH better. 55 minutes of surveillance footage from that night is missing. Just routine. City says cameras shut down after a long period of inactivity. Um, yeah.
600 absentees. Unlocked City Hall and Vault. Nearly half the affidavit ballots tossed. Now a Hattiesburg resident says Dupree people voted for Dupree in his place. WDAM reports:
Attorney Herb Irvin, Don Hewitt, and Advanced Technology Building Solutions filed an objection to the validation of $90 million in special obligation bonds for the city of Jackson in Hinds County Chancery Court last week. The sale of the bonds will fund work on Jackson's water and sewer system. Siemens is the contractor on the project.
Monday, June 10, 2013
A Maine doctor decided to quit accepting all insurance and require his patients to pay for all services out of their pocket. The doctor discovers his services became much cheaper as he was able to lower his overhead:
Thought I'd dig through Bennie's campaign finance reports. Think his donors are all liberal Democrats, unions, and other similarly-thinking groups? Nope. His donors have a certain corporate, maybe even Republican air about them, you know, what he accused Jonathan Lee of being. Here are the donors since 2012 that gave over $1,000:
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Interesting night last night. Richard White became Mayor of Byram. Phil Fisher kicked ass in Clinton. Bolden held on to win in a squeaker against Fire legend Chip Matthews as he only got over 90% of the vote. Greg Davis went down and went down in a way he'd not prefer. The Republicans lost Tupelo and Meridian. GOP spin doctors will probably say this is good to challenge the party or something like that. Then there is Hattiesburg. Johnny lost by over 150 votes when the regular votes were counted last night. BUT after counting part of the absentee and affidavit ballots, he now has a 33 vote lead. If I read the news correctly last night, there were nearly 600 such ballots... almost as many as there were in Jackson two weeks ago. Then there is Chokwe. He is now the Mayor-elect of Jackson. He worked for it, took nothing for granted, and earned the victory. Feel free to comment.Click Here to Read More..
Stokes raised hell about the Byram-Clinton-Bolton corridor project Monday at the regular meeting of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors. Mr. Stokes said the county was wasting "millions" on a parkway that would never be finished while the county ignored mosquito spraying, summer jobs programs for teens, and other pet projects of his.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Hinds County District 4 Supervisor Phil Fisher had a heated exchange with Hinds County Justice Court Judge Ivory Britton at the board meeting. The topic of discussion was using $276,000 of unspent stimulus money the Board awarded to justice court in 2010. Judge Britton told the board it could use the money as the judges had not spent approximately $900,000 of the $1.1 million allocation.
The Law School Tuition Bubble blog reported Mississippi has the worst ratio of law school graduates to available jobs in the country. The blog estimated there are over 10 law grads for every available job. The closest state was Michigan.... at 6.48:1. Check out the rankings here.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Supervisors fire Overby and Hall. Votes to buy bank building for tax assessor and collector.
Mississippi Democratic Party Chairman Rickey L. Cole sent the following letter to the Ethics Commission:
Sunday, June 2, 2013
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Attorney Theodore Boutrous, Jr. blasted the Obama administration on the pages of the Wall Street Journal for "running roughshod" over the press as it attempts to criminalize basic reporting. Mr. Boutrous has represented Dow Jones, the Associated Press, and other news organizations. The esquire wrote:
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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.
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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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