Thursday, June 18, 2015

Kelly refused house arrest deal.

 Pictures of surveillance video posted below. 

Rankin-Madison District Attorney Michael Guest allowed the media to view surveillance videos of Clayton Kelly and Mark Mayfield's visits to St. Catherine's Village.  This correspondent and Geoff Pender (<i>Clarion-Ledger</i>) accepted the invitation and were able to review the videos.  Assistant District Attorney Bryan Buckley would not provide a copy of any video without a court order but did allow us to take pictures of screen shots of the video. *  Mr. Buckley also said that Kelly refused a plea bargain that would have allowed him to serve his sentence under house arrest.  The offer was made before the case was presented to the grand jury.



April 12 visit by Mark Mayfield


Mr. Mayfield enters the building by using his still-active pass. His mother died on March 19.  This is the only time he visited St. Catherine's Village after his mothers death in March and April.  He entered the building alone and left the building alone.  There was no other person nor "attorney" who visited the building with Mr. Mayfield.    Mr. Buckley said "We have no evidence that Mark Mayfield came into St. Catherine's Village with anyone.  Then only video we have of Mark Mayfield shows him by himself from time of his Mother's death on March 16. 


Mr. Mayfield walks by the nursing station.  He is alone.  He visited St. Catharine's Village that day to get his mother's belongings and give gift cards to the nurses.  He hugged several patients as he was a regular visitor to the unit.  He did not appear to be checking security or "reconning" the place but instead to wrap things up and say his goodbyes.  



More proof that Mayfield was alone in this visit to SCV.


April 20 visit (Easter Sunday) by Clayton Kelly



Clayton Kelly pulls up to gate in car.  Rose Cochran was on a list of "protected patients".  Access to Mrs. Cochran was restricted to a list of those eligible to see her as determined by the family.  Mr. Kelly had to give the guard a name of a different patient in order to gain access to the dementia unit.  Mr. Kelly drove straight to the parking lot at the back of St. Catherine's Village where Mrs. Cochran resided.  He drove past several buildings and parking lots.  He drove without hesitation or slowing down.  He knew exactly where he was going.


Visitors could only gain access to the dementia unit (Sienna building) if they had a card or if allowed in by a security guard.  Kelly did not have a card.  This photo shows the guard using his card to allow Mr. Kelly to enter the building.  He is dressed up as if he went to church. 



The guard then holds the door open for Kelly to enter the building.  Kelly then enters the building and goes directly to the elevator.   The elevator is not directly in front of the door. Mr. Kelly thus had to know where he was going when he entered the building.  Kelly then got off on Mrs. Cochran's floor.  The video shows Kelly walking with a purpose.  He goes to the right room (if it can be called that) with no confusion or hesitation. 


Kelly and his famous comb-over walk around on the floor as he pretends to talk on the cellphone.  The  second open door behind him on the left is Mrs. Cochran's room.


Kelly takes picture of nameplate on wall next to door to Mrs. Cochran's room. Kelly then enters the room and stays there for less than ten seconds.  He then leaves the wing.  However, a funny part happens as he nearly gets caught.  The dementia wing is designed to keep patients from leaving the building . Kelly paces the lobby in front of the elevator.  He gets on the elevator and gets off on the first floor. He paces some more, appearing to talk on his cellphone.  The problem is he has no pass that will allow him to leave the building and there is no guard present.  One nurse grows a little suspicious and peers at him from the nurses station.  Kelly's pacing becomes more anxious.  Finally a nurse enters the building and Kelly leaves through the open door.  The time from when he left Mrs. Cochran's room until he left the building was a little more than five minutes.

The video was posted online for 90 minutes on April 26.  The rest is history.

*Apologies are in order for the poor quality of the photos as they were taken of a computer screen with either a cellphone camera or Canon T3i.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't hire Kevin Camp to defend a stray dog case based on this sorry performance. Shame on him for steering this moronic client into prison. Who paid him?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe we are paying to jail a non violent offender.

He'll be taking up space that could be used for criminals that are a real threat to the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

The pictures of Mayfield at this particular time shows no "reconning" as you mentioned. Just because this particular picture/time shows no other mystery attorney, does not mean that it didn't happen. It very well could have happened at a particular time. Obviously, the da can control whats released and when its released, and have reasons for doing limiting these to the public.

Kingfish said...

Ok Einstein. There were quite a few patients in the videos and I had to do a decent amount of cropping. Any suggestions? He allowed the media to come watch the videos and we got to see quite a bit.

Anonymous said...

I find it hard to fathom that mayfield only went up to SCV only once (1 month after his mothers death) to clean out his mothers place and say goodbye. I say this to disprove your fact (or da fact) as the only video footage they have of him. not everything is or has been released, which is the whole point to the "mystery attorney"

Anonymous said...

Kelly needs to shave that balding scalp of his

Anonymous said...

KF - don't try arguing or reasoning with an idiot. These tinfoil hat folks can't see any way that their savior or anyone associated with the campaign did anything wrong. Its all a conspiracy by the rich and powerful, don't you know. The DA and his assistants will lie, cheat and steal in order to pull off this hoax.

All the evidence in the world won't convince them of this screwup, or the screwup of the idiots in the courthouse that thought ballot boxes were being stuffed, or the Chuckie Johnson screwup of buying off a liar's statement, or keep on going.

The truth is - and we all should know it - is that there was nothing done by any of these folks and that they really won the election and that Chrissy would save the world by stopping any spending he didn't think was appropriate. Give it up KF. Can't win with these folks.

Anonymous said...

Hey, 6:31, I agree. I can't believe that tapayers are forced to warehouse Constitutional Clayton. But for a different reason. I can't believe that Homer Simpson combover jackass refused to take the house arrest deal that was offered pre-grand jury. What a complete moron.

Anonymous said...

Wow... Geoff Pender hasn't posted anything about this in C-L yet. Kingfish, care to make a comment on this?

Anonymous said...

Finally found Geoff Pender's posting on Kelly thing... all the way back into Politics instead of the front page of C-L online. Guess Sam Hall decided it wasn't worth the front page.

Deacon said...

"Dressed as if he's going to church"? What the hell church do you attend?

Anonymous said...

Wow big surprise, the whole "other attorney" thing was total bullshit like I said and like everybody knew, except for those living in complete denial like the Mayfields.

Anonymous said...

So you wanna be in the Tea Party? Let's see if you can pass the IQ test. You have to think that taking pics of invalids and posting on the web is a "Good" idea. You need to have several friends who think this is a "Good" idea as well. (this is to make sure you run with the right crowd." Next you have to think you can do this and that no one will figure out it was you, even though there are HD cameras Everywhere and a MILLION DOLLAR SECURITY GUARD HOUSE on the premises. Then you have to be blind to the fact that not only will you piss off one of the most powerful political figures in the country but, the entire staff of St. Catherine's and its corporate parent, St. Dominic's, and the Catholic Church and the hundreds of residents and the tens of thousands of their family members. Finally you should have a following that will defend your actions, attack the victims family and accuse the mayor of Madison of Murder. CONGRATULATIONS! Your IQ is defficiant enough to belong to the Tea Party. We can't wait to see you at our next Madison County Conservative Coalition meeting. Best "Tea Party" Regards. Pat Bruce PS. Next week featured speaker is Joel Bomgar

Anonymous said...

Where is the like button 9:32?

Anonymous said...

9:32, there are five local candidates scheduled to speak at Pat Bruce's meeting next week - Bomgar and Bartley from HD 58, Longwitz and Billingsley from SD 25, and Cory Wilson, the Representative-elect from HD 73. You should come and give them a listen...

Anonymous said...

At the time the deal was offered, the briefing schedule had just been announced for McDaniel's appeal at the MSSC. Unconstitutional Clayton being the true believer that he is, probably thought McD's appeal would succeed and that the charges would then be dropped in deference to his buddy.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Constitutional Clayton thought he'd be the recipient of a senatorial pardon if McDaniel had been awarded the seat.

Anonymous said...

Did St. Dom file charges in this case? I thought it was just Mother Mary who brought charges.

And we need to waste jail space for 2.5 years on the immature kid?

Anonymous said...

1) Constitutional Clayton followed his attorney's advice.

2) You Belhaven and Fondren libs need to give the Tea Party Bullshit Stream a rest. Or at least a five hour break. You've become as boring as the Maryland Halfway House bunch.

3) Mother Mary only WISHES she had been renting a room to Thad all these years. Can you imagine HER at all those senatorial-wives gatherings? LAWD!

Kingfish said...

Pender wrote a pretty good account. What was disappointing was not seeing any other media present. They couldn't be bothered, apparently.

Anonymous said...

@10:05. I was wanting to come hear the candidates mentioned but I failed the IQ test. Looks like a score over 85 won't let me in your little kook klub. I attended the GOP meetings and have heard all the candidates already. Do yall wear your pointy hats at these "meetings?" Teach lock picking techniques and security camera evasion? Discuss the best criminal lawyers in the area? Go away Tea party freak. Don't want you anywhere near my GOP. Go start another party, see how that works out for you. We got our hands full with democrats.

Anonymous said...

"Belhaven and Fondren libs?..." In other words, anyone who disagrees with you? Kind of like the House Majority, Sen. Cruz...

Anonymous said...

agree with 4:46's point #2... except that list should include June 18, 9:32 PM & today's 8:54 AM

These "good" GOP'ers who belittle, blast & ridicule everyone as Teabaggers because they don't agree with their opinion are no different than the LibTards who label all who disagree with them as racists.

No one disputes this event was as stupid as can be. However, there's a LARGE and growing segment of folks that you cannot brush away with your bloviating.

Again, as 4:46 said, "You've become as boring as the Maryland Halfway House bunch."

Amen.

Just Drivin' Thru said...

10:50 - Your lunch hour is almost up. Time to leave the outdoor table at Walkers and get back to the lettuce aisle at McDades. Don't forget your headphones.

Anonymous said...

Another big tent Republican at 8:54. No wonder you guys can't win at the national level. Keep telling Republican voters you don't want them and eventually you'll start losing red states as well.

Anonymous said...

12:53, let me loan you a mirror. You guys require 100% or you would prefer a Democrat. For four years we had Dem control of the Senate thanks to telling Republicans you didn't want them because they weren't 'perfect in your eyes'.

Realize that to you it is only a one-way street. But the true process of governing requires some compromise - something y'all aren't willing to accept.

Anonymous said...

"Tea Party Bullshit Stream" sounds like a great idea for a new neo-fascist blog. Kingfish: You might have some competition - or relief...

Anonymous said...

Thank you @12:27 - Your perceptiveness is uncanny and your wit is sharp! "Lettuce aisle" - LOL...

Anonymous said...

@12:53 - Keep telling the Hispanic voters you don't want them and eventually we can do away with the election cycle altogether. I would rather take my "big-tent" chances without the lunatic fringe...

Anonymous said...

6:31,

You can't be serious.

A convicted felon conspired with others to sneak into a secured building to commit a crime against a defenseless sick old lady.

There are tons of people in prison for selling 1/4 ounce of weed, joy riding in someone else's car, writing bad checks, and all kinds of other "non-violent" things. Should we let them go too? Or should we only let the white tea partiers go?

Anonymous said...

We are being told to believe that Mark Mayfield went back to SCV only ONE time after his mother passed away, and he waited almost a month to do so…that sounds like PURE BS. It violates reason and common sense. Apparently the authorities want us to believe that he only went to SCV once and never took the "attorney"- that is a lie and they know it. The NY Magazine article is correct and the sources used to get the facts are about as credible as they get. I'm sorry the NY Magazine article is yet another inconvenient truth, however, it is the truth. Ummmm ........... really, to what extent will Madison County law and political officials go and how much more egregious can they get in their conspiracy to cover up their blunder, or is it, a crime ? Oh, the tangled web we weave, when first we start to deceive.

Oddly the documents JJ posted showing the dialogue between the 4 participants we were told about demonstrates there WAS a fifth person who you can call either Houdini or Wil-O-Wisp Wilbourn - you pick. We are being told that Mark was the one, not the Wiley Wil-O-Wisp that gave Kelly the layout. Unfortunately that does not match the facts presented by the prosecution as their exhibit. Yep JJ “Proof of a Conspiracy” was a good title for that post. Now I am wondering how many Conspiracies there were and how many may still be going on?

FACT No.1 Someone OTHER than Mark Mayfield left a voicemail about SCV on Kelly’s phone on 3-28 according to Kelly
FACT No.2: Same date-Mark relays message to Kelly that the blocked caller will call back tomorrow.
FACT No.3: On 3-30 Kelly confirms he talked to the blocked caller and got the layout of St. Catherine’s.

Case Closed? Wrong. It stinks even more now.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 5:20 St. Catherine's Village a "secured building"? Where the "guards" hold the door open for you, never ask to see a pass or who you are there to see or why you are there at all. LOL McBurglar probably could have strolled right in festooned in full regalia. I wouldn't overnight my dog there.

On The Record said...


"FACT No.1 Someone OTHER than Mark Mayfield left a voicemail about SCV on Kelly’s phone on 3-28 according to Kelly." Wrong, 6:44. According to testimony, Constitution-Man 'thought it was Mayfield'.

Nice Try.

Anonymous said...

On The Record @ 7:44...NO you have it backwards, Kelly THOUGHT it would be Mayfield that was going to call him...he had Mayfields number saved in his phone and knew his voice from prior calls. It was the "attorney" who called Kelly on 3-29. Learn how to read a timeline that would be a good place to start. Are you invested in covering for the attorney?

Anonymous said...

http://m.msnewsnow.com/msnewsnow/db/330626/content/KyN8f27H?contentguid=DwoDYzQx

Anonymous said...

None are "facts"

How do we not know if mark used that excuse through the messages to cover his back...

Just pretending it was someone else so he could try to say he wasn't involved

Or maybe the "mystery" guy covered his back well

what was said through these messages and "confessions" can have other meaning/context... None of it is "fact"

People are gonna believe what they want to believe

But in glad kingfish just put the messages/evidence out there so people can try to form their own opinions.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:09,

If you leave your keys in the ignition of your car and a black kid with a felony record steals it for a joy ride, he still goes to the pen.

The lousy security at the nursing home is no excuse and this white, tea party, 2nd time felon still deserves to go to the pen.

Anonymous said...

ANON @2:18 you may want to learn the difference between theft, which you use for your apples & oranges analogy, and trespass which is what Kelly may have done, although as pointed out by other posters that may not have applied due to supreme court decisions in re journalistic protection involving trespass while on a journalistic effort. No one brought race into it, except you, apparently you have an issue involving race to work on. Good luck with that. I agree that Justice should be blind, however you did not need race to make that point.

The comment at 7:09 said nothing about guilt it merely pointed out the farce of "security" at St. Catherine's Village.

Pay careful attention to what Kelly's attorney said after the plea (see JJ's post of 6-15 in re sentencing for video). He said that St. Caherine's head of insecurity CHANGED their testimony! First they said no breaking had occurred then changed their testimony on the day of the trial, using wordy semantics to do so. Convenient or a last hour attempt to CYA or was something more devious involved? I smell something on that one. Let's see if any of the Perry Mason commenters can discern what that may be.

Anonymous said...

@10:54

Yes, of course he changed his testimony - he was more than likely coerced to do so by both the D.A. and the nursing home. St. Catherines's has it's reputation at stake as well as the D.A. of Madison County. Telling the truth is not factored into the equation - just winning their trumped up, politically charged, case at any cost, including compromising the lives of the defendants as well as the tax payers of MS is all that matters. This guard might have folded like a cheap suitcase, as this was not his original testimony, but the story is far from being over. The truth will come out and then everyone will know that the defendants are the only people who told the truth in this case. The D.A. and his "assistants" should take note of what integrity looks like from these defendants and perhaps learn to tell the truth like they did.

Regarding the use of race in trying to make a point - I agree with what @10:54 said and would also like to add, that any state still flying the confederate flag, is suspended in a dark time in humanity, that they seem to have a sense of pride about, while the rest of the nation, if not the world, views as, well, a huge and collective character flaw. I'll be darned - just looked at the Madison County Police Department web page on line, and they have it flying too. 'Nuff said.

Kingfish said...

1. Clayton had to lie to get past the gate. IF he had said he was there to see Rose Cochran, they would have checked his name on a list (similar to MDOC) of approved guests for her or contacted the family. He had no parking sticker as Mayfield did.

2. He didn't have a pass. The guard let him in. I wonder if the guard still has a job. The doors were locked and required a pass. The guard let him in as he didn't have a pass. He almost got trapped in the building because he didn't have a pass. I suspect that somewhere in the policy manual that the guards are not supposed to let people in without passes or those they know have a reason to be there.

3. Pender and I got to see 3 boxes of evidence and they showed us the videotapes. We were told that one attorney showed up in the phone records (RW). He would never speak to investigators and lawyered up immediately, so he was subpoenaed so they could ask him what he knew.

4. Keep in mind some information came from Mayfield's wife and nephew who in turn got it from Mayfield. Mayfield could have given them false information as embarrassed by the whole episode as he was.

Anonymous said...

KF: I do not believe for a moment that Mark Mayfield lied to his wife and nephew, I am sure that is what they (not you) want us all to believe, I don't. I also don't believe he only went back to St. Catherine's only one time after his mother died. I and many I know have been in similar positions with deceased friends or relatives and it took more than one trip to clean things out and he is not carrying anything in any of the pictures you posted.

Anonymous said...

As to point #1 - this is pure speculation - no one knows for sure what happened at that guard gate and the story appears to keep changing.

As to point #2 - we still don't know what happened with the guard except that he let him in - I'm wondering how that happened in such a secure place. No only did he get in without a card, but he also got out without one. I know what the guard has said but his story has changed with "encouragement" from the D.A. and SCV. Whether he kept his job or not is a moot point, he was not handcuffed, arrested, mug shot taken, trumped up bail bond, name splashed all over the media, etc. I would take losing my job any day than what the defendants had to endure just so Madison County could please their mayor and other political officials.

As to point #3 - Ummmm, I believe you are telling us the truth about what you saw, however, you cannot speak to evidence that has mysteriously disappeared. Another individual was involved, in a pivotal way, and yet he was left alone. If he had been arrested, like Mark was, perhaps the police would have gotten the heretofore missing piece of the puzzle.

As to point #4 - I don't even know how to respond to this except - are they actually questioning the personal relationship and trust between Mark and his wife? If so, seems like they are crossing a personal boundary that most decent people would never consider doing.

Kingfish said...

Welcome to the mind of a conspiracy theorist. No evidence or proof is offered BUT everyone else is a liar, is not telling the truth, is destroying evidence (which can not be proved using this circular logic), and everyone is on the take.

Anonymous said...

perhaps the guard was given immunity if he "cooperated" with the authorities - we all know what that means. Some might even call it a conspiracy - *gasp*!

Anonymous said...

Why did he not argue that he said he was there to see rose Cochran

It was Easter... Visitation is probably heavy so security is lax.

All redundant bc his plan was deception

You can't be a door to door broom salesman, knock on a door, try to sale a broom, then go photograph a picture of their grandmother and publish it, and say they let you in.

If rw was involved, maybe they offered mayfield a great deal to snitch and it put too much pressure on him...

And people... The blog isn't illegal... The actions to get the photo is the illegal act

Clayton Kelly isn't tea party.. Libertarian

Anonymous said...

I know that paparazzi take pictures all the time that violate the privacy of the individual the picture is of. Often, they are found trespassing on private property and told to leave by law officials with the order not to return or there will be consequences. Sometimes they are given restraining orders that they must comply with. They all have inside information from sources who "help" them obtain their picture and/or story. Sometimes they have to offer a retraction or apology to the person or the family they offended. I just have never heard of cases like what happened to Clayton Kelly. I don't agree with deception of any kind, however, when you put it in context, his actions were rather benign and could hardly be called a crime. Then again, this is MS and there are politics involved, which explains it.

Truther Here said...

Somebody is a real bonehead to suggest that if a young, black felon steals your car he is going to jail. Facts, the record, and history clearly show that's nothing more than joy-riding. Plus it's irrelevant and not at all similar in context or circumstance.

Next: ALL of you midnight detectives are off in the swamp searching for a camel. The 'guard' on duty, on the night in question, was none other than Mary Hawkins, moonlighting. She has forever been pissed that Thad was cavorting around with another woman. She let Constitution-boy in, in exchange for a cheeseburger and a promise that Thad's paramour would take a fall.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I think KF you should change it to:

A website of news, commentary, culture, jackassery and anonymous whackjobbery in the Jackson, Mississippi area.

Anonymous said...

3:37... I was just making a point about the entry's legality... Constructive breaking and entering fits... I agree... Trespassing

But for burglary...

Exploitation is tricky bc of the public figure issue and first amendment... I think the prosecutions angle was saying it was for "one's gain" and not a news story

But mississippi's statute is very vague on that statute... A dollar amount doesn't have to be proved for misdemeanor.

And yes, there's many instances with paparazzi and trespassing... Don't think there's ever been a case like this anywhere though

Food for thought... What if his blog was to expose scv's security lapses... Would it have been treated differently?
Or a nursing home being exposed for abuse?

Those have a public interest, and while you can argue that thad cochran /Kay weber has a public interest, not so sure his comatose wife does

Anonymous said...

When paparazzi go into a bed bound person's room without permission and take their picture without their consent/knowledge (and worse, take advantage of her decreased cognitive status) and post it for gain, I'll have no problem hoping they see jail time and are publicly decried for the act. Happy?

Tilting said...

9:25; This may be tilting at windmills, but your hyperbole includes that Clayton went 'into a bed bound person't room without permission'. That's not factual. The door was open and he didn't enter the room. Come back when you can do something besides offer inflamatory rhetoric.

Kingfish said...

BS. He entered the room and stayed there for five seconds. Its on video. Period.

Anonymous said...

The fifth member of the grand "conspiracy", Richard Wilbourn, who tapes his mothers and sisters phone calls is soft peddled and unscathed. Mark Mayfield, who was destroyed by design and driven to suicide and can't defend himself is called a liar. Real Class Act. Now Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler wants you to elect her to higher office. She should have been the one transfered to Animal Control, though I doubt she will learn any control.

Anonymous said...

You are tilting at windmills, 10:52. He did what he did; let's quit making it seem less than what it was for whatever reason(s). As KF said, it's on tape. His intent was also clear, via his video and own admission.

Anonymous said...

I have a parent who resides at Siena Center.
I've hesitated to say anything, but am doing so because I'm so disgusted with this stunt, because there's so much wrong information on this post and because security has changed so any other deranged folks don't try to trespass on the property.
Firstly, Siena Center is not a dementia unit, it is a nursing home, the dementia unit is Campbell Cove.
A visitor used to enter through the guard tower, gave their name and who they were visiting then receive a pass for their vehicle if that resident wasn't on a do not see list. The only people with cards to get into Siena are some residents, 2 family members and staff. Each time a card is scanned, security knows who scanned the card. Visitors were let in that front door either by Siena staff, naive folks like myself who would never dream of someone doing this or a security guard if he/she happened to be in the building. The guard that opened the door did nothing wrong because the security check was at the front guard gate. There are signs everywhere that guests are supposed to sign in at the desk before moving through the building. You have to be let out of Siena by a staff member so that no residents are endangered.
There are cameras...everywhere. If the tapes show Mark Mayfield was only there once after his mother's death and by himself, I believe them. Most everyone at St Catherine's, resident's, family and staff, knows he's the one who gave over the info on how to get in and where Mrs Cochran's room was. All agree it's a good thing his mother died first because the shame of what her son did would have killed her. Most residents and family members will tell you St Catherine's is a wonderful facility and how fortunate the people we love are to be there. We don't blame them for this incident, we blame these 4 assholes that did this.
Thank you very much, Kingfish, for posting all the evidence documents and the information on the tape. It's all the evidence I needed to confirm what I've suspected all along, Mayfield got them in.

Anonymous said...

8:29 pm As an approved visitor to dear friends at St Catherine's Sienna and Campbell Cove units. I early on described how one gained entrance legally to no avail. These people who refuse to believe any wrong doing took place don't want to be bothered by facts and their thought patterns are not rational.
The bogus statement like 3:37 pm made ( he or she can't give one specific incident) is a good example. It never occurred to 3:37 pm that paparazzi use long lens while standing on public access, the celebrity was in a public place or else the photo was taken by someone who had been given permission to take the photo and was trusted not to make it public. Those paparazzi or stalkers who have gained access to celebrity private property without permission are indeed arrested and charged when proof exists and they can be identified.
What these people did was lose all rational perspective when they got caught up in politics and either developed an " us/them" mentality and hoped they would benefit from riding on the coat tails of a successful candidate if he won.
If you become that much of a true believer in your party or a candidate , you are a fool. Politics is about power first and foremost. It's not about ideology except to the extremely naïve. If it were about ideology and keeping campaign promises, all the things promised by one party's candidate for President would have taken place during the years when that candidate and his party had control of the three branches of government. It's never happened because they know much of what they promise you and tell you is stuff you want to believe but is beyond foolish!
Hastert is the latest example of many a man or woman with limited financial success in life who got elected and left office wealthy in both parties. Anyone who believes politics is about ideology is living in a dream world.
IF we ever change anything, it will happen when we start holding our chosen party's elected officials accountable while in office.
You want better government, then expect it and hold YOUR guy responsible! Ask him HOW he plans to keep his promises specifically for a change!







Anonymous said...

Agreed. I also have a family member at St. Catherine's, though not in that building. The security was as you both described. Blame should not be on the security guard, as he assumed he was letting in someone whom had already passed clearance. You may can hold him mildly accountable for not asking why he didn't have the code, but people forget those and guards understand visitors are coming to see their family members.

Kelly lied and manipulated to gain clearance to the facility. Period. He is largely responsible for his actions. I'm sick of seeing people defend what happened. You people are warped and give your political leanings a bad name.

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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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Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

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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