It seems JSU can't seem to find a way to make a new Taj Mahal work without our paying for it. The Clarion-Ledger reported:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
A myth is a widely held false belief. An ancient Chinese myth says the world is flat and rests on the back of a great turtle which in turn rests on a greater turtle, and so on. It's turtles all the way down. Today this means endless fantasies or fabrications one on top of another.
Which brings us to Mississippi Power's Kemper County Lignite Plant boondoggle. Kemper's fantasy is that worthless lignite can be turned into a syn gas substitute for natural gas in an experimental plant and burned in a slightly modified conventional natural gas plant to produce electricity cheaper than from natural gas.
Kemper's fantasy rests on two other fantasies. One, that the experimental plant would cost $2.2 billion and produce syn gas that would be cheaper than natural gas. Actual cost so far is $5+ billion. No syn gas yet. The higher the plant cost, the higher the fantasy syn gas cost.
The annual dog and pony show at the state capitol, otherwise known as the legislative budget hearings, is upon us as state agencies make their annual trek to the Woolfold Building to beg for mo' money. The schedule is posted below.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
There is a map of New Orleans on Judgmentalmaps.com. It would be fun to create one for Jackson soooo..... since I am slowed down a little bit, you guys are welcome to make suggestions for such a map in comments or emails. Have some fun. See below for an example.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Madison County lawsuit: student posting nude pics of fellow student online is protected free speech.
A Madison County family filed a lawsuit against the Madison County School District in U.S. District Court last week after their son was expelled from Germantown High School earlier this year. The complaint states a female student sent a nude picture of herself to "one or more" students via their cellphones. The plaintiffs state the school expelled their son for posting the picture online while at school and assigned him to the Academic Options Center. They argue the district violated his rights to free speech and freedom from cruel and unusual punishment.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
The sounds of children playing fill the air as New Summit School Headmaster Dr. Nancy New prepares to celebrate the expansion of her school. New Summit serves students who have special educational needs. Some have learning disabilities, some need tutoring, some are autistic, and some are just plain too smart for regular schools. Why a student comes to New Summit doesn't matter as much to Dr. New as does her mission: educating the child to the best of his ability.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Local attorney Jane Tucker provides a valuable service on her law blog as she published and dissects the opinions handed down by the Mississippi Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. There were interesting cases decided by the Court of Appeals this week. Ms. Tucker notes:
The Wall Street Journal posted a rather interesting video on Dan Bilizerian's felon father and how he stayed in "Taj Mahal" mansion for twenty years after the SEC imposed a $62 million civil judgment against him. He was also convicted of multiple counts of fraud.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Here are notes and observations from the August meetings of the Board of Commissioners for the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority. The main item of interest for the general public seems to be the market share of the airlines servicing the Jackson area. I pulled the relevant document out of the board packet and posted it below. The Southwest tremors continue to be felt as Delta's market share increased from 42% in June to 46% in July.
Here are the "C" ratings given to restaurants since July 7 by the Mississippi Department of Health. The department will reinspect the restaurant within a few days after it receives the failing grade. The restaurants posted below passed their follow-up inspections unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Republican Party of Mississippi filed a motion seeking $82,118 in attorneys' fees and additional costs from True the Vote. True the Vote is a non-profit organization concerned with "voter integrity". True the Vote sued the Republican Party, Secretary of State Gibbert Hosemann, and various counties in an effort to obtain complete access to the unredacted poll books used in the Republican primary for the Senate. Judge Nancy Atlas ruled against True the Vote but denied the Republican Party's request for sanction.
The Huffington Post published an article and a video of a roundtable discussion about the role the Barbour's played in the outcome of the Senate race. Its an interesting window into how the Senate race is viewed at the national level.
FINRA fined former Morgan Stanley broker Steven Wyatt $12,500 and suspended him for four months in a consent agreement issued last July.* The agreement states Mr. Wyatt purchased shares of Morris Innovative, a medical device company, without his employer's knowledge and then secretly directed several Morgan Stanley clients to invest their money in the same company.
Monday, September 15, 2014
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Friday, September 12, 2014
Not much has changed since our last update. Dorsey Carson is moving fast as one would expect someone who has run for office before to do. Amile Wilson is making the rounds and announced his candidacy as well. Charles Barbour has been making phone calls. A Richard Sellers is expressing interest as well. There is no date for the special election until the current councilman formally vacates the position. Others are looking into running but nothing concrete to report.Click Here to Read More..
Several Republican sources said the Mississippi Republican Party was going to hire Kirk Sims as the new executive director. The scuttlebutt went along the lines of Senator Wicker tried to get the Governor to hire him back as he was once Chief of Staff. The Governor said no. However, Mr. Sims was going to parachute into the job over at MSGOP. Cottonmouth ran with the rumors in a post yesterday.
Here are the latest crime stats for Jackson for the week ending August 31, 2014. Most crime stats improved. However, business burglaries still continue to rise on a year to date comparison. House burglaries continue to fall. The crime map has a date of September 3, 2014 so it might differ from the Comstat report.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Local community activist Gilbert Sturgis will slug it out with Charles Evers and WMPR today in front of Hinds County Chancellor Dewayne Thomas at 1:30. Mr. Sturgis asks the court to order WMPR to allow Mr. Sturgis to resume his weekly radio show on Thursday nights. The station allegedly banned him from appearing on the station after a confrontation between Mr. Sturgis and Jackson City Council President DeKeither Stamps took place on-air during the August 28 show.
Graham and Stokes are at it again. The Byram-Clinton corridor project is rolling forward despite Kenneth's best efforts to stop it. However, there is the matter of creating a wastewater district. The district will be a very good source of revenue for the project. However, an attorney is needed to create the district. The hiring of an attorney, Stokes, Graham, what could possibly go wrong.
It was seven years ago today that Heather Spencer lost her life. No need to go into the details. Just say a prayer for the family and friends of Ms. Spencer. Here is a short essay her mother posted on this website several months after her death:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Let's be honest. You're disillusioned. McDaniel lost. The Senate race bummed you out. You see the usual fighting on the city council. Mary and the Supes still go at it. You don't know what to believe in anymore. Well, he is back. Yup. Enoch Sanders is bad, he's black, and he's back. We came across some more broadcast excellence from Mr. Sanders himself where he offers guidance to the masses.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
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Monday, September 8, 2014
The Republicans of Jones County issued this press release:
Congratulations to Jennifer Ortega of WAPT. She is the 2014 JJ "Hottest reporter in Jackson". It was a heated battle. Many votes were cast, 2,150 actually. The most votes ever. Browsers were worn out as they were closed and opened and closed and opened. It was a tough race for awhile as Ms. Ortega and Danielle Avitable of WJTV battled back and forth. Ms. Ortega was gracious enough to furnish some pictures to be used in this post.
Note: Share price is 9 cents. Better jump in on that quick. It it goes to 18 cents, you will have doubled your money. Its almost a sure thing. Move fast as this share price will not last long.
Paul O'Connor resigned his position on the Board of Directors for KiOR. The letter appeared in an exhibit filed with the SEC. Mr. O'Connor said the management team was not providing the board with an accurate picture of the true shape of the company and was misleading potential buyers. KiOR said the board asked him to resign on a unanimous vote. The company accused him of insider trading and leaking information as well as withholding reports.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
State Senator Chris McDaniel announced the formation of TruePAC to " to elect conservative leaders at every level who will lead Mississippi to a brighter future by implementing pro-growth, pro-free market policy once in office." The PAC is registered as the "True Conservatives PAC".
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
McDaniel will not be cowed. He will not be bullied. He stood up today and filed a notice of appeal after Judge Hollis McGhee dismissed his election challenge last week. Senator McDaniel also issued this press release:
The IRS can't seem to leave anything alone as it is now looking at employer-provided meals. Yup, boss pays for your lunch or provides a cafeteria? That might be considered to be income. The Wall Street Journal reported:
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement about State Senator Terry Brown:
$4 million budget deficit? No problem. Let's give everyone a raise. Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes tried to do just that last Monday. The Board of Supervisors rejected his motion to increase the minimum wage for all county employees to $10.10/hour on a 3-2 vote. Mr. Stokes accused the other supervisors of being "Republicans" when Supervisor Greer pointed out the $4 million deficit.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Conservative Coalition member and Chris McDaniel campaign manager Melanie Sojourner encourages Republicans to vote for Democrat Senate nominee Travis Childers in November. Apparently our little descendant of the House of Seale had a few things to say about the Senate Race. A JJ correspondent reported she said:
Mr. Vanderleest said it "was going to have a negative impact and those affected were not going to like it one bit." Southwest employees addressed the board in opposition to the new policy at the August and September meetings but to no avail. Mr. Vanderleest said the policy applies to airline employees whose employers do not service the Jackson airport. The employees will have to use the long-term parking lot. He said they could use the airport shuttle service to reach the airport.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Newly-confirmed JPD Chief Lee Vance will be on the show tomorrow morning. 8:05 AM on WJNT. Call-in number is 601-366-1180. Email questions to email@example.com. Don't worry, armed guards will be on hand to make sure Sturgis and Stamps don't bust down the door. ;-)Click Here to Read More..
The city of Jackson issued the following press release:
Secretary of State Gibbert Hosemann issued the following press release today:
The Jackson Zoning Commission rejected a proposal to rezone a 50 acre portion on the north side of Lakeland Drive from Special Use to General Commercial by a 6-3 vote. Member Bo Brown abstained. The proposal drew no small amount of attention as the subject property included Smith-Wills Stadium. The rezoning would have paved the way for the construction of a Costco. Costco is examining several possible sites on Lakeland Drive in Jackson and Flowood. The room filled with zoning opponents burst into applause when the rezoning failed to pass.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Poll books, poll books, poll books. We gotcha some poll books. As a service to the readers, JJ is providing a copy of the poll books for Madison County precinct #107 for you to examine. Consider it a sizeable sample of the Madison County votes. This precinct is where Mitch Tyner and his wife voted. If you are bored today and need some Senate election porn, here ya go. This is raw data. I haven't spoken to anyone or analyzed it. You are on your own.
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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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