Friday, March 28, 2014

Vote in new poll

Instead of asking who you will support for Mayor, JJ decided to flip the typical poll question to something different: Who is least likely to get your vote for Mayor?  In other words, which candidate do you dislike the most. Time to shake things up and have some fun.


Anonymous said...

Two things are fairly clear--Yarber and Priester are the tallest midgets in this field of "candidates" AND the support of MBS by the dingbats of NE Jackson WILL Ascrew up the inside of an anvil!!

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the NEJ folks will realize a vote for MBS is a completely wasted vote. She has no prayer to win. Not to mention she seems very unqualified.

Anonymous said...

can't believe how pitiful MBS was last night. Her 29 years of experience only showed to me that it is truly past time for her to retire. Period. She's a sweet lady and all that, but it was painful and embarassing to listen to her. While she might be loved by the NE jackson folks, I think last night had to have deflated her chances dramatically. She just looked and sounded like she was lost, totally uninformed and without any platform or agenda to move Jackson forward.

Harvey wasn't much better. They both showed me it was time for them to retire, go home and let a younger generation have a shot of providing some leadership.

Anonymous said...

For all the woe being heaped upon MBS it is clear that she is also feared in this election.

Anonymous said...

Watch MBS (lack of) numbers in NEJ. Watch. Split up all over the place.

Anonymous said...

She isn't feared in the least bit (to win). She has zero chance. It's feared that her being in the race will screw it up for the qualified candidates who actually have a shot of winning/getting in the runoff.

Anonymous said...

just curious....exactly WHO are the "qualified candidates" in this race? it looks to me to be more like voting for the lesser of 13 evils?

Anonymous said...

for WHATEVER REASON it's pretty clear that Yarber is THE threat to Massa Bennie--if he can get past MBS splitting the NEJ vote and get in the run-off-----he wins

Anonymous said...

Antar and Yarber in the runoff, Antar wins, the dream lives on!!!

Anonymous said...

Who is Jeff Good supporting?

Anonymous said...

That "dream" is actually a nightmare, but no one will know it is a nightmare until they wake up from the "dream."
Have you ever heard of GAMAL? Probably not. It is an acronym for Georgia Arkansas Mississippi Alabama and Louisiana.
GAMAL is the focus and "dream" of the Republic of New Africa and we know what their long-term goal any means necessary.

Anonymous said...

Excerpt from:

"On July 1, Chokwe Lumumba, an attorney with a long record of black radical activism, took office as mayor of Jackson. His inauguration took place in the gleaming convention center that sprang up four years ago in the state capital’s mostly deserted downtown.

A crowd of 2,500 packed the hall. The city councilors and other dignitaries, most of them African-American — Jackson, a city of 177,000, is 80 percent black — sat on the dais. The local congressman, Bennie Thompson, officiated. The outgoing mayor, Harvey Johnson, the city's first Chokwe Lumumba as mayor, wished his successor well. The Mississippi Mass Choir gave a jubilant performance of “When I Rose This Morning.”

Finally, Lumumba, 66, approached the podium, pulling the microphone up to suit his tall, lean frame. “Well,” he said, “I want to say, God is good, all the time.”

The crowd replied. “God is good, all the time!”

“I want to say hey! And hello!”

The crowd called back, “Hey! Hello!”

Then Lumumba smiled and raised his right hand halfway, just a little above the podium, briefly showing the clenched fist of a Black Power salute.

“And I want to say, free the land!”

Applause rang out, bells chimed, wooden staffs rose up and people shouted back, “Free the land!” That’s the motto of the Republic of New Afrika (RNA), the movement formed in 1968 that sought to turn the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina into an independent black nation."

Anonymous said...

Lot of talk about the NEJ vote. But I'm not sure how one determines the size of the NEJ vote, and its effect on the election. But, a few demographic factors are known to help estimate: 1) very few black families live in NEJ; and 2) of the Jackson population of 175,000, 80% (140,000) is black, and 20% (35,000) is not black. So, the NEJ vote can be no larger than 35,000. The question then, is how many of those 35,000 people comprise the NEJ vote? Even if it's the entire 35,000, I'm not sure it's enough to decide the election for any one candidate, "even if" NEJ voted as a block.

Kingfish said...

NE Jackson is probably 50/50 now. You have Casey, St. Phillips, Ascension, Willie Morris, and Spann that are predominantly white.

Then you get to McCloud, New Jerusalem, and Ridgewood Firestation: Black. Go to Christ United Methodist: probably 60/40 white.

Obviously I am not counting Fondren and Belhaven precincts in that comment.

Anonymous said...

Yarber's reported response to fighting crime in west and south Jackson is to appoint municipal judges who will keep people in jail....apparently he does not know that state law (including a very much in the news new Criminal Justice Reform bill that should go into effect July 1) makes his solution illegal....perhaps he should also consult the US Constitution before saying his solution is potentially illegal action that will cost taxpayers even more to fix....just another politician saying what he thinks people want to hear even though it can't be done ?

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, according to a website,, the population for the whole 39211 zip code is just over 24,000 people. The 39211 zip code is bounded on the north by County Line Rd., to the west by I-55, to the south by Lakeland Dr., and to the east by the river. That's what most people mean by NEJ. The 24,000 is only about 13% of the Jackson population, much less than the total 20% thought possible in the earlier post. And, according to the website, the demographic distribution for the 24,000 people in 39211 is as follows:

White population: 13,874
Black population: 9,249
American Indian population: 33
Asian population: 257
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 3
Some other race population: 11
Two or more races population: 172
Hispanic or Latino population: 916

Read more:

Anonymous said...

How many people voted in the last mayoral election? At the time, I remember thinking the numbers were really low. Assuming NE Jackson votes at a higher rate, then they do have a bigger impact than the straight numbers suggest.

Anonymous said...

I like what yarber said about criminals and jail time. He is not a lawyer and does not know what may not be a legal solution to address the problem, but he is try to think of ways to combat a big problem.

Anonymous said...

The 39211 zip code is bounded on the north by County Line Rd. ....

Good LORD save us from lamebrains posting the already well-known stats.

I think you need an intelligence litmus test KF before some of these numbskulls are allowed to comment.

Anonymous said...

One candidate is running from Ward 6. Five are running from Ward 2. Advantage....YARBER.

Anonymous said...

Yarber will do better in Ward 1 than in his home ward.

Anonymous said...

Proof 9:02. Why would you say that? Back it up.

Anonymous said...

5:46, that's a good observation. Seems like the voting turnout overall for the City was low for the last election. Wonder how the percentage of NEJ voters compares to the rest of the city. Guess you'd have to determine how many people voted last time in those precincts which fall in that 39211 zip described above (County Line Rd., I-55, Lakeland Dr.), and then divide that number by the 24,000 total residents in that NEJ zip to get a percentage of those who voted in NEJ.

Anonymous said...

This unscientific polls shows that merely 3% of the Jambalaya readers are likely not to vote for Yarber. For the sake of argument, we will assume that those participating in the poll reside in Jackson. We will further assume they are mostly Ward 1 voters.

It is very unlikely that Yarber will get this level of support from the residents of his ward. Many of his constituents don't hold in nearly as high esteem as do the Ward 1 residents.

Anonymous said...

I understand that Bennie Thompson is going to endorse Priester jr today. I'm sure when that happens you will see a large increase in the number of voters in the poll saying they are least likely to vote for Priester.

Apparently Priester is not nearly as smart as he purports to be; otherwise he never would have allowed Bennie Thompson to endorse him! SMH

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