Monday, March 24, 2014

Watkins fires back. Says ruling is "absurd" and there was conflict of interest.

Developer David Watkins just fired off this press release:


Anonymous said...

Po lil thang.

Anonymous said...

If only Watkins were black then he could have also claimed that Delbert was a racist.

Lance $$$tevens is digging the action though.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile crickets are chirping on Farish Street... chirp, chirp

Anonymous said...

Boy the plots just thickened. This one will end up "take no prisoners" on both sides. Ya think it just got "personal"?

Anonymous said...

4:11. Everybody knows that Delbert has always been the smartest one in the room.

Anonymous said...

I think "Robert Bailess" (Bobby) is the Ole Miss linebacker of years gone by, that has that hot daughter actress.

Anonymous said...

I doubt Watkins had that kind of juice to put into the deal. Therefore, the majority of his withdrawal would be the developer fee. I wonder if that was reported as income? Ah, but he has probably already realized that mistake and filed an amended return. If not, club fed time...a letter from your attorney, one of the finest such in the southeast, won't divert the IRS.

Anonymous said...

5:07 he is. He played on the team that got screwed at LSU with LSU running 2 plays in FOUR seconds. Even the QB Bert Jones admitted HOME COOKING. See here:

Anonymous said...

It has been well documented here at JJ from public sources that Watkins had/has big time cash flow problems.

Anonymous said...

OK! You've had your one smart ass Ole Miss comment. Enough of that. No more allowed.

Anonymous said...

Before he became a politician Delbert was a smart tax lawyer who put together his own development deals. He knows how they're supposed to be done - and probably always figured Watkins for the poseur he turned out to be.

Anonymous said...

Yeah 9:14. And screaming at the top of his lungs, how stupid HRI and Watkins were to even think the King Edward would work. He knew it all, Pres Kabakoff was a dumbass, and King Delbert declared the King was a turkey.

Had we all listened, the empty ass building would still be an empty ass building.

Anonymous said...

Delbert was a business be more specific-- a tax lawyer. He knew how to put high net worth individuals usually Republicans into partnerships to do some commercial activity but mainly to avoid taxation. When he went into politics it was because he was eager to do more socially beneficial work. He already knew all the power brokers--he just wanted to get to know the little guys.

Anonymous said...

Development poseurs regularly leave shiny buildings behind them on the way to the pokey. Is the King Edward really financially viable, without all the tax break smoke and mirrors? It's obviously not throwing off enough profit to keep Watkins from needing to cheat people on other deals, and it remains to be seen whether it can survive the sunset of its tax deferments.

Anonymous said...

10:27. Fun to watch clueless loudmouths spout of about what they are obviously ignorant about. LMAO.

The King is doing great, no thanks to hicks like you

Sunset indeed. Explain your expertise for comment. You can't.

Anonymous said...

I am an attorney who has practiced for over 35 years. I know all the players involved. Let me just say that there is no finer person or attorney than Bobby Bailess

Bill Dees said...

@ 7:53 AM +1

Anonymous said...

Those critcizing the KE - read what the story is and charges are here. Has nothing to do with the KE. All about Metrocenter and Meridian. KE is doing just fine. At least apprise yourself of the basic facts to the allegations before firing and then aiming.

Anonymous said...

SOS thank ;you for doing your job. Is this another case like the Frazier's? Very similar, have to wonder if Watkins had any dealings with the Fraziers and was trying to copy their illegal and unethical procedures. Maybe they can share a jail cell. Glad someone is keeping the developers honest.

Anonymous said...

I know, Bobby, his wife Natalie, his late brother Oren (Butch), eternal class favorite Kathy (Bummie), Ginger and Susan (both beauties at Ole Miss), his Mama and his Dad.

People are not made finer than this family.

Team Jackson Spotlight said...

Stop trying to control the narrative 9:28 AM. Nope, there is a bigger story here and the story is David Watkins, all his projects, his overextension, his myriad of failures, his overcommitments, his underdeliveries, his unpaid property taxes, etc.. Everything is on the table. RetroMetro and Meridian is where it all bubbled to the surface but it is by no means his only big-time mess.

Anonymous said...

It is desperation time. Appears that attorney David Watkins is acknowledging that he is stuck.

Ol' Davey may call himself a Democrat but he's been one quietly for decades while ma$$aging all points and players on the political spectrum whom he believed could help further his dreams of being an uber-developer.

Robert Graham has infinitely more standing to complain about political payback than does David Watkins.

Anonymous said...

Feel better 10:57? Standing taller now? Got anymore sand to kick David's way? Please do humor us with your lifetime success story.

I do hope you are an atheist.

Anonymous said...
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Fess Up said...

I don't think 12:43 was defending Watkins as much as he was pointing out what a sad, sadistic prick 10:57 is. And hoping he is an atheist so he will burn in hell.

And 1:38 since you are so damn smart, answer your own post. Be an anonymous big shot. Name the rightful owners. Where and what are these lawsuits. Give links to the alleged Meridian lawsuit. You are full of shit.

I hope you are an atheist as well.

Anonymous said...

Ben Allen's sock puppets are busy today.

Zach Taylor's Sock Puppet said...

4:19 who is 1:38. Answer the question:

And 1:38 since you are so damn smart, answer your own post. Be an anonymous big shot. Name the rightful owners. Where and what are these lawsuits. Give links to the alleged Meridian lawsuit. You are full of shit.

Following Up said...

4:19/1:38 Will you answer the question or not? Kingfish some yahoo comes here throwing out shit and won't back it up?

Give your links and proof or admit you are a liar.

Lance Stevens said...

It is really embarrassing how much this site mirrors the high schoolers trash site Yik Yak, where anonymous people make hurtful comments without any personal accountability. I say to anonymous, "Man up. Reveal yourself if you are so well informed and so pure." Then I can argue you down to your appropriate spot on the social and intellectual ladder. Until then, Anonymous (who called me a 'sleaze'), your breath is bad and you have a pizza face.
Lance Stevens (a/k/a Yik Yak)
"Honesty Pays"

Anonymous said...

Lance KUDOS for your candor.

Kingfish said...

Agreed. Don't see any proof of lawsuits so comment is zapped.

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