Friday, December 25, 2015

Open thread

We are taking the day off today.  Consider this an open thread to praise or skewer anything.


Farish Street is the new Wall Street said...

Best story of 2015 on here?
1. Oxford House
2. Madison County Election Commision
3. Kemper
4. The fight over Farish in Judge Thomas' court.
5. Bert Updates

Hell to tha Naw Naw said...

If you see the Grinch today, kick him in the gizzard!

Anonymous said...

Peace on Earth and good will to you all

Anonymous said...

wishing that we as a nation can remember that it is our responsibility to be good citizens........and world peace!!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas bunnies. Love, Dennis Madison

Anonymous said...

Yes, Comrade @ 12:15, let us remember.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to skewer the coaching ability of Lester Miles.

Happy Federal Holiday said...

The Islamic State's religious scholars have ruled that taking the organs of non-Muslims is permissible under Islamic law to save the life of a Muslim, because killing apostates to eat their flesh has previously been allowed.

The revelation comes in a January 2015 document that was capured by U.S. special forces in Syria in May and obtained by Reuters.

Anonymous said...


That's the kind of activity it's going to take before the liberals finally realize that ALL Muslims want them dead. Unfortunately our nation has become a nation of pussies, and I believe we are done. Unless those of us in touch with reality all take up arms, all at the same time.

Anonymous said...

A really good chili recipe. I placed third in a contest with it.

1/3 cup corn flour
3 Tablespoons Chili Powder (Use your favorite brand)

1 1/2 Teaspoons Cumin

1 1/2 Tablespoon Oregano

1 Tablespoon ground chili (the brand was Los Mexicanos, Chili Pequin)

Using a sticky steel bottom skillet Brown ground sirloin and ground pork. Drain liquids into a cup

Pan fry bacon in same pan. Drain grease into same cup. Eat bacon.

Chop onions, and garlic. Saute in pan (add minimal amounts of grease as needed to keep from burning).
Add chopped peppers and keep sauting them

Add all seasoning except for the ground red pepper

Cook until onions are translucent

Add mixture to the meat. Add tomato sauce, rotel, tomato paste, beef broth, and water.

Cook on low to medium heat, stirring in seasoning and tomato sauces until consistent texture.

Take no more than 1 cup of grease from bacon, sirloin and pork and pour back into steel pan.

Heat up and add the 1/3 cup of corn flour and cook like a roux. Add mixture to meat.

Cook on low heat, stirring in pot to prevent burning and sticking. Add minimal amounts of the ground pepper to season to taste.

Spoon off grease that floats to top.

Anonymous said...

That a great chili recipe, ifin I was judging you would be number 1!

Anonymous said... who's cooler? Ashby Foote or Will Longwitz? Close, right?

Anonymous said...

Ashby by a country mile. One is a has a business acumen, respect of his peers and is humble. The other is a shakedown artist, but artist none the less from Madison.

Great Advertising said...

Farish Street could become the Madison Avenue of the South said...

Good Idea earlier in comments about what was the best story here at JJ. Probably would need a readers choice poll to settle things in a civil fashion.

Anonymous said...

Will Longwitz any day. In a fight? Longwitz would kick a$$.

Anonymous said...

There are 41 college bowl games this year. What other state, beside Mississippi, does not host a bowl game.

Anonymous said...

What other state, beside Mississippi, does not host a bowl game.

And where would it be played? Don't say it......I know what you are thinking.........

Ima Say This Right Here... said...

If there are 41 bowl games and 50 states, must be more than two states that ain't hostin'. Goob!

As soon as we remove the state flag, crime will stop, full employment will be reached, Jackson will become a destination venue and bowl selection people will flock to us.

Anonymous said...

41 college bowl games and 9 are in Florida, one in the Bahamas, 6 in Texas, 4 in California, 4 in Arizona, 3 in Alabama, 3 in Louisiana, etc.

Roughly 29 of those 41 College bowl games are in 6 states

Anonymous said...

No mention of Madison County not paying $250K in Rudi bills? Or does he get a pass since he pays to advertise on the Kingfishes' Blog?

Anonymous said...

The Egg Bowl was in Oxford. Ole Miss won.

Anonymous said...

Almost all bowl games are money losers for the hosts.

Ophelia said...

I would enjoy seeing more input from women on this forum. I realize that some, or even (statistically) half of the legion of "Anonymous" here *could* be female, but the tone of most comments suggests a heavy testosterone level.

It's amusing (in measured doses) to listen to men bashing and trashing one another (lots of that, here!) and I even get a huge kick out of the numbskulls,knuckleheads and know-nothings who hold forth regularly, as well as the rational men (?) like Burke (and our host, Kingfish himself, of course) who think before they type, and bother to use correct punctuation and spelling. And anyone of either gender gets a laurel and hearty handshake from little Ophelia here, when they reallllly get down good on the atrocious Donna Ladd.

But fellas! Invite your wives, girlfriends,clandestine sweethearts, daughters,or transgendered friends (those getting the estrogen shots) to descend into the maelstrom here. We promise not to turn it into a sewing circle or a recipe swap. Although I do believe I shall sign off now and go try the chili recipe above...Happy 2016,all!

Anonymous said...

Longwitz is shady, can't be trusted, listens to just a few who line his pockets...Foote is also shady. If I had to vote for just one (assuming they were running against each other)...I would just not vote.

Anonymous said...

I like these open thread thingys.......

Anonymous said...

How could there be "roughly 29" bowl games in 6 states?

Kingfish said...


We DID have Christmas this week. It took longer as I waited to get a copy of the AG opinion and Warnock letter to county.

Anonymous said...

Whoa, 12:19. Throwing shade at Ashby Foote for being "shady"? I know Ashby; he's a West Point grad with a large brain and a larger heart. I know not anything of the shady variety.

Anonymous said...

Hey-some of us ARE women. We are just equal or better than you! :)

Anonymous said...

@ 2:28 is that you Ashby?? Personally I like Shelby better.

Anonymous said...

Shut-Up, Ophelia. Go take your meds and get back in the kitchen.

Anonymous said...


I think the concept you are looking for is addition. You add up the number of bowl games that are played six states and the total would be "roughly 29" out of the 41 bowl games being played.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the state must have a warm climate to host the holiday bowls, like Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, So. Cal., Arizona.

Mississippi sent 4 teams to bowls.

Sugar Bowl tickets @$150 for 80,000 and they lose money? Plus $20,000,000 for the TV rights? Plus parking, beer and the foam finger?

Anonymous said...

When did McRaes become Belk?

Anonymous said...

Ophelia, I don't think some of these men have wives or girlfriends. And, some of those that might...well, anyone can get married if they set their standards low enough.
But, what woman in their right mind or who wasn't desperate would date 6:29 am or that guy who was on steroids if that was really his photo? It'd be about like those pitiful women whose only hope for a husband for even 5 minutes is to volunteer to wed a jihadist!

Anonymous said...

March, 2006 - McRae's became Belk's.

Red High Tops said...

@ 8:52; Actually The Egg Bowl was in Starkville. You're right, though, that Ole Miss won. I'm surprised you know that.

When is Crechale's moving?

Who Killed Frank Melton?

Who Killed Chokwe?

Who Killed the lawyer on the four wheeler?

What pound-Bow would it take to pierce the hide of Kenneth Stokes?

Will we ever hear Colundula Green say "Crime Solved"?

So damned many questions going into the new year....

Anonymous said...

The Number of bowl games in 6 states isn't roughly 29. It is precisely 29. You may be good at simple math but our language eludes you.

Anonymous said...


Here, allow me to assist you with "our language." If the number of bowl games in 6 states is "precisely" 29, it is then, by default and definition, also "roughly" 29. Therefore, you are incorrect by stating that "the number of bowl games in 6 states isn't roughly 29."

The reverse would not ring accurate. Choose your condiment of choice to flavor that foot.

Anonymous said...

9:13 dumbass - "roughly 29" would include 29.1 as well. Let me sell you a ticket for a 50 yard line seat at that 1/10th of a bowl game only you seem to think exists.

Anonymous said...

"The reverse would not ring accurate."


Anonymous said...

@Dec. 26, 3:20 pm:

Incorrect grammar in that statement.

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