State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following press release:
Monday, June 30, 2014
State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following press release:
Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef issued this memo to county party chairmen. A reader was kind enough to send it to me so you can see the rules for yourself.
Update: Mr Johnson issued a correction and apology.
Looks like our friendly online journalist did it again. This time he accused Gilbert of partying it up at the casino Saturday night while the state election process burned down.
Looks like Charles Busby is having an Education Summit at the capitol today and didn't bother to notify anyone. The agenda was posted below. The committee meeting was not posted on the House website. Nice to see our leaders deciding the future of education in secret. Mr. Busby owes us an apology.
Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber issued the following press release:
The Daily Caller reports:
Sunday, June 29, 2014
"Online journalist" Charles C. Johnson offered a $2,000 reward for the Rose Cochran photos at issue in the nursing home scandal on Twitter today. The screenshots are posted below. He also reported Chris McDaniel will file a legal challenge to the election results tomorrow. His tweets can be found at @ChuckCJohnson.
This post was supposed to go up Friday but well, fate intervened as everyone knows. Here is a round-up of stories from the national media about the election results. The Wall Street Journal delved into the Cochran's success in the black community in several stories. It published this chart:
Looks like Madame DeLadd does not like the Yarber administration's treatment of her and her alternative news weekly publication. The Jackson Free Press sharply criticized the Yarber administration over its new interview policy for the JFP:
Saturday, June 28, 2014
The death of Mark Mayfield moved Amile Wilson to pen this little epistle about the past week in Mississippi politics.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Gateway Pundit gets some basic facts wrong in this post about the circuit clerks denying voter roll access to McDaniel supporters that made it to the Drudge Report.
Updated: Blogger Gateway Pundit now does the same thing. Just one problem. It was linked on Drudge. See more recent post for update.
Nice to see out of state bloggers not exactly telling the truth. A Charles Johnson tweeted that Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann sent out an email ordering circuit clerks to bar Chris McDaniel supporters from reviewing the poll books. Here is the tweet:
Update: A suicide note was found.
Ridgeland police confirmed that attorney Mark Mayfield died of a gunshot wound to the head this morning at his home. Ridgeland police are at the scene. The cause of death is under investigation although police sources said it is probably a suicide. His family suffered no physical harm. Please keep them in your prayers.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Chris McDaniel campaign just issued the following press release:
The latest controversy about the Senate race, and there will undoubtedly be more, is large turnout of black voters for (presumably) Thad Cochran last Tuesday. Many accused the Barbours and others of using dirty politics to get blacks who never vote Republican to vote in the Republican runoff. However, one black politician I respect sent me this email yesterday that stated a different view:
Nice to see someone in corporate America with some backbone. A New York Times columnist took some shots at Walmart. Walmart responded in kind instead of issuing the typical mealy-mouth statement. Clue: Much red ink was used in the response. Enjoy.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Here we are again. Three weeks later. Another election night. JJ will update this post as quickly as possible. Just poured the Rittenhouse Rye. Time to have some fun.
Consider this to be your election day thread. Want to post the turnout at your precinct, post here. Think The Kingfish overlooked an article that just would have made the difference in the election? Post it here. Good luck to both sides. Since we now have voter ID, we will have to say drink early and often today.
Monday, June 23, 2014
The FBI issued the following press release:
JJ obtained a copy of a letter signed by Rankin County constable Charles Lindsay, Jr. promising not to run for office again.The letter states:
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Only thing missing from this story is L.C. Murray telling Beeeeeeeeeeeeert Case he'd whip his ass. State Senator Tony Smith (R- Pulled Pork County) posted a Ricky Cole message on his Facebook page:
Saturday, June 21, 2014
The New York Times examined the role of transplant voters in the Mississippi Senate and Virginia Congressional races a few days ago. The newspaper specifically focused on Desoto County where Chris McDaniel "clobbered" Thad Cochran by a 2:1 margin. Interesting fact: 72% of Desoto's population was born outside of Mississippi. The New York Times reported:
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The St. Louis Branch of the Federal Reserve said most jobs created by the 2009 Recovery Act were "primarily in government." $821 billion and the taxpayers got little more than a lousy t-shirt. The St. Louis Fed reported:
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Hinds County District 4 Constable Jon Lewis minced no words in responding to District 1 Supervisor Robert Graham's insinuation that Mr. Lewis let three individuals into the courthouse on election night. Mr. Lewis sent Mr. Graham an email this afternoon that simply stated "screw you".
Time to take a break from all things politics. Ms. Deanna Tisdale will perform in a recital at Belhaven College Thursday night. She is the daughter of Alice Tisdale and the late Charles Tisdale. She just completed her studies as a classical Soprano at the Boston Conservatory in Music Performance. The program and her bio are posted below.
Warning: This video is violent and graphic. It is not for children to watch.
ISIS posted this video, The Clash of Swords, Part 4, online to show exactly what it is doing in Iraq. This video is violent and for adults only. There are scenes of executions, bombings, the use of IED's on vehicles, and more acts of violence. The production and propaganda value are good. Sickeningly good.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Kentucky Fried Chicken apparently donated $30,000 to little Victoria's medical costs and therapy. CBS will broadcast a story on the morning show tomorrow. The Facebook page for Victoria published this email:
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
A mother of a little girl wrote on Facebook that the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on North State Street asked the family to leave because "her face scared the other diners." The girl was the victim of a vicious pit bull attack in Simpson County. The attack left her face severely injured and scarred. The motherlater posted that a representative of the restaurant chain asked her for more information after she published her Facebook post. The Facebook posts are below. Family could probably use some help, hint, hint. While y'all are writing checks to campaigns and PACs, perhaps you could remember this little girl.
Kimberly Strassel argues in the Wall Street Journal that one of the main reasons for the Obama's administrations mishaps in foreign policy is not the inattentiveness of the President but rather the lack of serious people in his foreign policy appointments. This column is worth reading for partisans on both sides as it shows what type of people are running foreign policy. She writes:
A few small nuggets of information popped up yesterday when the Mississippi Conservatives PAC filed its pre-runoff report with the Federal Elections Commission. The PAC supports the candidacy of Senator Thad Cochran. Brian Perry is the director.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
There is much more traffic on this site due to the Senate race. More readers, more arguments, and more friction. Means more tempers are lost. Here is the deal. Watch the language. A comment with the "STFU" acronym will not be approved. Calling each other "idiot" and "dumbass" will get a comment zapped. Referring to politicians by those names is a different matter. You guys are making great points. The comments are appreciated. Just act like you've seen a message board before. NOW for Kenneth Stokes posts, there are no rules.Click Here to Read More..
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Airwave demanded damages from Hinds County in a bill of exceptions filed in Hind County Circuit Court yesterday. The Hinds County Board of Supervisors terminated several contracts with Airwave after Supervisors Darrell McQuirter and Tony Greer assumed office in November. Airwave is owned by Nathan Hargrove and Stacy Stowers.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Circuit Judge William Chapman ordered Joshua Bobo (age 28) transferred to a Brookhaven psychiatric facility in March. Ridgeland police arrested the 28-year old man in January after he stabbed a pharmacist with a syringe at Walmart, carjacked an older woman in the parking lot, ran back inside the store, swallowed H202, and then took some pills. Mr. Bobo was serving a sentence of supervised probation for five years for a previous conviction when the Ridgeland incident took place.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
We haven't spent much time on this website analyzing the Senate race results. This National Review article will get us off to a good start. NR said the real reason McDaniel won (let's face it, he won even though he did not reach 50% of the vote.) was due to the media strategy. Henry Olsen writes:
Warning: Jackassery alert. Be advised.
Jeremiah Boddy said in a Youtube video how disgusted he was that the Cochran campaign canvassed at his church. Mr. Boddy is a black conservative who supports Chris McDaniel. This video was produced in response to this post that broke the news about a Cochran ad in the Mississippi Link. Mr. Boddy later went out the KIM Waaaaaaade show to profess more outrage. Just one little fact he left out of all these diatribes.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Much ado has been made about the Tea Party Trio's visit to the Hinds County courthouse on election night. JJ decided to provide some photos and a video tour of the courthouse at night so you can see the courthouse as the Tea Party Trio saw it. Decide for yourself if their explanations hold water.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Update: It looks like Mr. Cartwright was a fair-haired boy of the GOP establishment. See below.
|Mary Cole confronts a Cochran supporter|
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Friday, June 6, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Elections tend to bring out the worst in Ms. Ladd as she writes in the British Guardian newspaper what she really thinks of Mississippi:
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Update: HCSO just confirmed in writing that the two other individuals with Janis Lane were Scott Brewster and Rob Chambers. Scott Brewster is the "Coalition Director" for the campaign. Mr. Chambers is a consultant for the Mississippi Baptist Christian Action Commission
Correction: The original post stated there were two women. HCSO said there two men and a woman as stated above. Pete Perry said there were three women.
It seems Central Mississippi Tea Party President Janis Lane cannot stay out of trouble. Ms. Lane and two other women gained access to the Hinds County Circuit Clerk's office around 2:00 AM. The Hinds County Sheriff's Office is investigating the invasion.
Hinds County Republican Party Chairman Pete Perry just told JJ that anyone can vote in the runoff election if one takes place if they did not vote in the Democratic primary Didn't vote at all? Show up and vote on June 24. Voted for Childers? Stay home.
Cochran pulled out Rankin 50%-49% after being down most of the night in that county. McDaniel: 49.6%. Cochran, 48.9%. Carey, 1.6% Looks like we are going to a runoff. Yes, a runoff. Why? Because you people couldn't make up your minds, that's why. ;-) Yes, you really do deserve this. Election will be June 24. Here is the video of State Senator Chris McDaniel's speech last night:
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Note: 4 Hinds boxes won't be counted until in the morning. 16 Rankin boxes still out. Rankin will count tonight. See bottom of post for more details.
This is the election night thread. I don't expect any results to start appearing until after 8:00. This will be fun.
Good solid conservative. A realtor. That means private sector. Creating wealth. Not a lawyer or politician. Opposes Obamacare. Wants to cut spending and grow the economy. Not beholden to the special interests who've bought the campaign. Here is a Fox 13 interview with him. He is ON the ballot today and if you are sick of both campaigns, here is an alternative.
Note: This was first posted yesterday.
My favorite chapter of Nietzche's Beyond Good and Evil is "Epigrams and Interludes". The philosopher chooses to collect a wide array of various thoughts and place them into one chapter. I have decided to post my observations about the Senate race in the same vein instead of writing one big monster column. Enjoy.
Monday, June 2, 2014
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I wonder if he complained about the color of the fire trucks. Reminds me of a homeless guy I saw yelling at the crew to hurry up with his free food during a crowded lunch hour at the McDonald's on Fortification Street. Congrats to the kids for beating USL on their own turf this weekend. Coach's comments shouldn't take away from what they did.
Can we get some adults in this campaign? PLEASE??? Check out this Twitter fight between Jordan Russell and Keith Plunkett. Mr. Russell is the spearcatcher, I mean Communications Director for the Thad Cochran campaign while Mr. Plunkett is the genius, um, make that Policy Director for the Chris McDaniel campaign. Entertaining for us but seriously, two officials in U.S. Senate campaigns getting into it online? If there is an example of the problems with BOTH of these campaigns, these screen shots are it.
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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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