Monday, March 17, 2014

It's official.

Jackson City Councilwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon just issued the following press release:


Anonymous said...

since this is a special election, you keep your current job if you lose. why wouldn't everybody throw their hat in the ring? let the donations begin!

Anonymous said...

In the JFP's analysis of the Mayor's race they apparently give some weight to candidates who advertise on this blog:

Finally, Ward 6 Councilman Tony Yarber is also making a play for Ward 1's voters. Yarber—a two-term member of the city council and a pastor—is young, intelligent and polished, and clearly believes he could siphon off some votes in Ward 1 as he has purchased advertising on a local conservative blog that caters to a white audience, and often draws belitting comments about non-whites and women. Horhn also bought ad space on the same blog. Last year, Jonathan Lee and Harvey Johnson Jr. made a play for the blog's readers with campaign ads; Chokwe Lumumba did not

Of course the JFP never has belittling comments about anyone.

Kingfish said...

She might be surprised how many black readers jj has. And I'm damn proud of it.

Anonymous said...

That woman at the JFP is cra cra!! She still believes that the "southern strategy" is alive and well in MS. What she doesn't understand is that these idiots we have in office couldn't tell you what the "southern strategy" even was, much less whether they follow it. geez.

BTW, how sad for Margaret, I actually think she thinks she can win.

Anonymous said...

I wish someone would tell those dolts at jfp that it is ok for white people to have a blog that caters to "them". Lord only knows most everything else in the world caters to blacks now.

Anonymous said...

And some actually use correct grammar.

Anonymous said...

Black reader kingfish , keep up the good work I thoroughly enjoy the material.

Kingfish said...

Have you ever seen someone in the media make those type of comments about advertisers?

Alma said...

Of course not Mr. Kingfish. Your mistake is to believe that Ladd+LaddStauffer believe in free markets and competition and, worst of all, egads, unfettered free speech.

Anonymous said...

Great 5:07. Please see 3:22.

Anonymous said...

No matter whether I like the candidates, I appreciate those, such as Horhn & Yarber, who understand that blogs such as JJ are vitally important. It makes me respect that at least those candidates are willing to reach out to all markets available.

CCannon said...

It makes me respect that at least those candidates are willing to reach out to all markets available.

Even if you disagree with them any candidate who places a spot here @ JJ (the #1 online commentariat in ALL of the Jackson metro) is a smart candidate.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to have a fucking dollar for every time Kingfish posts as anonymous glorifying himself and his blog. 'damn proud of' blacks, indeed. Right.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to have a fucking dollar for every time Kingfish posts as anonymous glorifying...

I'd love to have just a quarter for all the times you come here anonymously acting like some type of big schlongggg dogging him. Cheers. LOSER.

8:38 Backatcha said...

Unlike you, 10:19, I was a first-timmer with that particular comment. But, the point stands.

Take an ole cold tater and wait.

Anonymous said...

This futile effort will assure we get two bad runoff candidates. So selfish.

Anonymous said...

@ 3/17 2:30pm.

Yet the JFP has run Lummumba & Yarber ads on their site in the last 24 hours. How rich with hypocrisy. "You can't take their money but we can".

Anonymous said...

Her running simply takes votes away from candidates that can win. IMHO very selfish, for 15 minutes of fame.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 7:27. I do not understand how she and those closest to her cannot see this.

H. Rap Brown said...

Sen. Horhn told me last year he does not read JJ. I was seeking to influence his vote on the DNA test law. All mayoral candidates need to state their policy positions on how to curb statutory rape, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and sex workers in this city. Nationally Jackson ranks number three in new AIDS/HIV cases. See

Anonymous said...

I am absolutely dumbfounded why she is running. Either she and her supporters are delusional about the state of Jackson politics, or she is running to take votes away from someone (Yarber and Priester) to help a friend (Harvey). I hate to think she has resorted to the latter case, but could she really be that blind to the fact she has zero chance of winning?

Please do not waste your vote by voting for Barrett-Simon. Look at the other candidates who have a chance to win and pick the one you can support.

Anonymous said...

The CL story on the Hayes Dent polling revealed the strongest candidate (besides Antar) was for 'undecided'. The unasked question is 'who paid for the poll?' The Republican Party... are they going to put any money behind Barrett on behalf of the 'state interest'? She represents the Republican professional class and 'state interest' in the sense that Jackson has the consent decree on its head for violating federal environmental law and opposing any compliance with any federal healthcare initiatives. She is the perfect establishment candidate. She was no ideas other than simply presiding over the spectacle she helped create.

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