Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Editorial: MHA's special little bill is still kicking. Legislature should kill SB #2441.

Update: SB #2441 just passed the House and Senate. 

*MHA bills are SB #2441 and SB# 2588*
* MississippiCan to uses managed-care companies control Medicaid costs
*MississippiCan expands in 2017 to include hospital in-patient services. MHA wants a piece of that action. Guess when its plan proposes to begin coverage?
*SB #2441 allows MHA to operate under a different set of rules than its competitors. 
*Bills passed conference and are awaiting approval by legislature.

The Mississippi Hospital Association suffered some losses in its fight to get some special treatment from the legislature but make no mistake, Frankenstein is alive and well as it fights to create its Medicaid monster during this last week of the 2015 session.  Copy of SB #2441.  Copy of SB #2588.

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Honoring the Boy Scouts

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The Latest "C's".

Here are the latest "C's" given to Jackson metro area restaurants by the Mississippi Health Department since December 9, 2014. 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.  Review individual restaurants on this page.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Brady Eaves: The Ozzman biteth.

It seems the Eaves kids have moved up from terrifying Reunion with Boa Constrictors to doing all things Ozzy.  The Daily Mail (UK) reported on Brady's latest stunt:

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It's Table Turning Monday in Jackson



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Terry Mayor arrested.

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release:

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Civil War photos released.

It looks like Civil War nuts will get some War Between the States porn.  The Library of Congress released 77 photos. Link to photos.  Enjoy.

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Abortion protestors show up at Fondren Presbyterian

Local attorney Dorsey Carson stood up to abortion protestors who were yelling at people attending Fondren Presbyterian Church in this video.  They were apparently holding up very graphic posters depicting abortion.  The video is posted with his permission.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bill enhancing gun rights passes



Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following press release:

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Cocaine Cowboys.

Found the  movie on Daily Motion. Buckle your seat belts. It's all true.

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Explaining MHA's push for some good ole boy treatment. (Audio corrected.)

The Kingfish appeared on the Kim Wade radio show last week to discuss the Mississippi Hospital Association's major push for two bills that will allow it to create a health insurance plan for Medicaid patients under a special set of rules, and with $30 million in help from the taxpayers. An update on the bills is posted below:



There is an 18 second lag before the show begins.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Former Guv Musgrove weighs in on the Ole Miss drama

This little column by former Governor Ronnie Musgrove and the esteemed Mr. Ryan Brown appeared in the Huffington Post earlier this week.


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Do some old grudges die hard?

There was once a little court fight between the Delta Health Alliance and an employee.   A Chip Morgan of the Delta Council and UMMC were dragged into the scrum at some point.  Mr. Morgan has been nominated by Governor Bryant to the college board but has not been confirmed and thus  does not yet sit on the board.   Robert Khayat and Dan Jones were employed at Ole Miss and UMMC during this controversy.  It probably has nothing to do with the current war between IHL and Dan Jones.  However, the court file is rather interesting reading on its own and is posted below.  Cigar, drink, read. Enjoy

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Polling report for #1

JJ got its hands on this little report on some polling data for House District #1.

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Insurance chairman lets the $30 million MHA cat out of the bag.

On the Gallo Radio Show this week, State Representative Gary Chism said  the legislature is considering giving $30 million in tax breaks to a proposed managed care plan that would be operated by the Mississippi Hospital Association.  Representative Chism is Chairman of the Insurance Committee.  JJ reported last week:

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Evans says "no mas",

State Representative (D-Country Club of Jackson) Jim Evans withdrew from the race for House District #70.  Challenger Sam Begley lost a qualification challenge at the Mississippi Democratic Party after he argued Mr. Evans did not live in the district. However, Mr. Begley filed a lawsuit last week against Mr. Evans in Hinds County Circuit Court. Copy of lawsuit

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Mayor Yarber declares state of emergency.

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber issued the following press release:

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Noel Fritsch caught again.

Our favorite numbskull, Noel Fritsch, spreading around his stupidity in the name of Mississippi gun rights yet again. How many times can he get caught lying before he finally goes away? This has to be an act. Has to be.

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Bill for children with special needs passes

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement:

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Who was right: the Judge or the Public Defender?

Here is the first audio clip of the showdown that took place last week in the Hinds County courtroom between Circuit Judge Jeff Weill and the public defender's office. The complete audio recording is posting in several clips and also one complete recording.   The Judge and Public Defender waste no time in starting their fight in this clip.

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This week on WJNT

The Kingfish discussed the firing of Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones and SB #2441.


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bounds: No "malfeasance or personal gain" found by 2014 audit of UMMC.

A February 11, 2015 letter from IHL Commissioner Hank Bounds sent to Stacey Pickering contained an interesting little paragraph in closing:

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Zoning Commission today at 1:30

The Zoning Commission for the city of Jackson will meet today at 1:30.  Yes, the Colonial Country Club site will be on the agenda.

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Race-baiting at the JFP?

The Jackson Free Press tried to tie controversy in the courtroom of Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill to, drum roll......, Ferguson.  Yup.  Read for yourself.

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Latest crime stats

Here are the latest crime stats for Jackson for the week ending March 15, 2015.

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Ben Allen Show discusses charter schools.

Mississippi First's Rachel Canter discussed charter schools and their opening in Mississippi on the Ben Allen show last week.


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Judge Weill issues order on PD contempt.

Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill issued the following order regarding the findings of contempt he issued against Public Defenders Michelle Purvis and Greg Spore. Judge Weill also ordered the sound recording made by the court reporter (for making transcripts) be made a part of the official record.

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Stephanie Parker-Weaver, Rest in peace.

Stephanie Parker-Weaver passed away.  She suffered greatly over the last few years from cancer and other illnesses.  Combative at times, while always standing for what she thought was right, is the best way to describe her. May she finally get peace from the pain. 

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Tyner withdraws from PSC race

Attorney Mitch Tyner issued the following press release:

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Dan Jones firing: A Tale of Two Audits?

Posted below is an audit of UMMC completed in September 2014.  Sources told JJ the audit found major problems in contracts and procurement.  IHL conducted another audit recently and supposedly discovered Mr. Jones allegedly ignored most of the recommendations from the audit and blew off guidance (my word) from IHL.  Sources say that was the main reason for the termination.  Some observations I made about the audit are posted below.   

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Crime victim victimized by system.

Welcome to the state of crime victim notification in Hinds County that ignores the law. The victim of a savage beating and armed robbery by Keifer's three years ago drove down here (she lives three hours away) last week to attend the sentencing of the thug who pleaded guilty to the crime.  Just one problem.  Her email says it all:

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Ho-hum.

Just an old story from the Mississippi Business Journal back in 2011. I just felt like posting a blast from the past for the pure heck of it.

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Weill or Purvis? We report, you decide.

Uncle Bennie weighed in on the public fight between Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill and the Hinds County Public Defender's Office.  Judge Weill held Hinds County Public Defenders Michelle Purvis and Greg Spore in contempt of court last week.  Purvis and her employees packed the courtroom and then held a rally outside the courthouse in front of the media.  Uncle Bennie asked the Justice Department to investigate.  This drama will probably continue for quite some time.  However, there is a case that provides a good look at both sides of the dispute.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

MHA Prez pushes SB #2441 on radio

This is a recording of Mississippi Hospital Association CEO Tim Moore's interview with Paul Gallo last week.  Some highlights of the interview are:

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Update on Claiborne County hanging

The FBI issued the following statement yesterday:

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Funny.

A friend made this comment on his Facebook page about the Islander Oyster House:

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IHL issues statement on Dan Jones termination.

The Board of the Institutions of Higher Learning issued the following statement:

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Nicaragua to Miami to Baton Rouge to Mena

Double-Crossed.  A movie about Barry Seal, Medellin Cartel, CIA,  Baton Rouge, drug and gun running, and a slimy Italian federal judge named Frank Palozola.  Now available on Youtube and posted below for your Saturday night viewing pleasure.

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Fund-raiser for Bill Billingsley

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Dan Jones: Fired!

Couldn't see this one coming.   Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones sent this letter to Ole Miss supporters yesterday.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Bartley takes on Bomgar

Bruce Bartley issued this press release announcing his candidacy for House District #58:

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Hinds deputies make drug bust.

The Hinds County Sheriff's Office issued the following press release:

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Begley takes fight to circuit court.

Longtime Democrat party junkyard dog Sam Begley took his fight to remove Representative Jim Evans from the ballot to Hinds County Circuit Court today.  The Mississippi Democratic Party rejected his challenge to Evans' residency and candidacy earlier this week.  They are candidates in the House District #70 election.  The petition is posted below.

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Belhaven achieves Cyberhood status.

The city of Jackson issued the following press release:

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McDaniel connects the dots on Iran

Senator Chris McDaniel issued the following column on Iran.

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Seniors get another graduation "option".

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following press release:

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WJNT this week.

Hinds County District Attorney candidate Stanley Alexander appeared on the show.


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mississippi managed care or Mississippi managed crony capitalism?

Senate Bill #2441. One of the biggest stories taking place in the current session of the Mississippi Legislature. A true case of insider baseball.  It's discussed by the legislators, lobbyists, consultants, and even the bureaucrats, but completely unnoticed by the media. The older reporters probably think it's a song by Chicago.  The story of SB #2441 is The Mississippi Hospital Association and other groups are making a determined push to get this bill passed, as they seek to enter the HMO business and grab more Medicaid business, as well with some friendly re-writing of Mississippi health insurance laws.   The bill passed both the House and Senate but with some differences. 

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Democrats reject Begley challenge.

The Mississippi Democratic Party rejected Sam Begleys' challenge to the residency of Representative Jim Evans. Both are candidates in House District #70.  Mr. Begley claimed the incumbent lived in Northeast Jackson, outside of his district, and had for quite some time.  The two candidates submitted statements to the party and to be honest, they are quite entertaining to read.  Evans accuses Begley of being in bed with the Republicans (How they wish that was true.) while Begley apparently hired a P.I. to collect evidence for the case.  Will Samuel Begley go to court?

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Singing River to public: Screw you.

One would think that the Singing River Board of Trustees might be a little bit more forthcoming after all of the problems and controversy that has plagued the health system over the last six month.  Such is not the case as the board said the public has no right to look at their financial records.  That's right.  The public has no right to look at the public records of a public hospital.  The Sun-Herald reported yesterday:

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

GAO: Arkansas Medicaid experiment costs nearly an extra billion dollars.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported last August that Arkansas's little experiment in paying for private insurance with Medicaid dollars cost $778 million more than if it had just stuck to using a "traditional Medicaid program".  The introduction to the GAO report states:

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Dulskes' trial reset for August.

The trial for Dr. Michael Dulske and his wife is set for August 6.  The couple is charged with 20 counts of violating the social host law after police discovered they allegedly served alcohol to a party of teenagers at their home.  Their trial, set for earlier this month, was postponed due to inclement weather.

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Sun-Herald questions MHA spending

The Sun-Herald questioned the Mississippi Hospital's spending and distribution of grant money in a Sunday article:

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Report: Siemens contract assumed and gauranteed much, verified little.

Pete Perry, yes that Pete Perry dissected and analyzed the review of the Siemens' contract and the Jackson water/sewer system that was recently provided to the Jackson city council. He is a civil engineer by training and sits on the Sales Tax Commission as Governor Bryant's appointee. The review was one of the  main factors in the city council's decision to investigate the contract. Mr. Perry reviewed the report and attempted to make it easier to understand in his column posted below for JJ.  The actual report is posted at the end of the column. 

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New trailer

Here is yet another trailer for Game of Thrones.

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Colonial neighbors pack the house. Zoning committee postpones decision. Was there proper notice? (Updated with video)


The Jackson City Council's Zoning Committee postponed a decision on whether to redefine the Special Use classification to include mixed use.  The room was packed with Colonial Country Club neighbors who feared the owners of the site could effectively develop the property as commercial or mixed use without approval from the city under the new definitions.  They heartily applauded the council's decision as several members complained they were unaware that the proposed definitions would impact many properties through out the city.  The definitions were approved at a March 4 meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission that was held without notice to the public.

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Shame on the MHSAA.

It looks like the Mississippi High School Athletic Association is bringing Mississippi's segregationist history (when it comes to basketball) to the 21st century.  Mississippi State had to sneak out of state to compete in the NCAA tourney.  Lanier's great 1964 team got screwed. Now it's the Callaway Chargers who are getting the shaft.  The Clarion-Ledger reported:

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Pafford founder charged with sex abuse of a child.

The founder and part-owner of a company recently hired to provide ambulance service to Brandon was arrested last week. Hempstead County deputies charged James Pafford of Pafford Amublance Service last week on child sex abuse.   The Hope Star reported:

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Judge & Public Defenders go at it.

A dispute broke out between Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill and the public defender's office.  Heck, its gone past the level of dispute and turned into outright war.  The Clarion-Ledger reported:

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Rising tide of Red?

It looks like Putin is making more changes- for the worse.  The Independent (UK) reported:

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Whitwell goes to the Blind Side

Latest fund-raising invite from THE Quintin Whitwell for Congress campaign:

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And..... the story changes again.

It looks like our esteemed District Attorney is changing his story again.  You may remember that he told the Hinds County Board of Supervisors two weeks ago that he needed more money because the Sheriff was not giving him his forfeiture money.  Well, that story changed as the Clarion-Ledger reported:

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Addie Mae speaks out.

Miss Addie Mae Green of Bolton had a few things to say about the Sam Begley-Jim Evans scrum and her candidacy for Agricultural Commissioner. 

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bummer.

Gene Gene the Dancing Machine has lift this world for the Great Gong Show up in the sky. Bye-bye Gene Gene.

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Disgusting.

This beatdown took place in Indianapolis.  Savages.  Beating up a woman and a little kid. 

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Weidie Report: "Cancer of Disgrace"

The Weidie Report blasts the Mississippi Hospital Association for a "cancer of disgrace" that "spreads from Jackson County to the Capital City."  TWR is operated by Wayne Weidie.  Mr. Weidie was once a journalist and served as a chief of staff for then-Congressman Gene Taylor.  Mr. Weidie starts out by teeing off on the Singing River Fiasco:

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Robocall sought challengers

First time I've heard a robocall that advertised for challengers. 



Empower Executive Director Grant Callen sent this statement to JJ:

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Remembering Calvin and Hobbes

Christopher Caldwell memorialized one of our favorite comic strips in this recent Wall Street Journal essay:

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A beer to die for.

A shooting in New Orleans brings to mind the old "Less Filling! Tastes Great!" arguments of beer commercials past.  The New Orleans Times-Picayune, yes- it is still around, reported:

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Democrat dust-up.

Here is the complete video of today's little scrum between  Sam Begley and Jim Evans over the big question: Is Representative Jim Evans a resident of the district he represents?

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A taste of France in Fondren


French macaroons. Croissants made from scratch using French recipes. Sorbets.  Entremets. Pui-je avoir un gateau de petit, si vous plait?  A taste of France came to Fondren in the form of La Brioche, a French-style bakery that opened last fall. The business cards say La Brioche is "Bringing you the world" and it does so.. through your palate. The bakery is at 2906 North State Street in Fondren and is in the same building that houses Basils. 

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Rankin crime stats

Here are the February 2015 crime stats for Rankin County.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

FCC takes on the internet. Hello 1930's.

Here are the new FCC rules concerning the regulation of the internet. Pour a drink first as its a looooong read.

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Ingram announces Justice Court Judge run

Attorney Blayne Ingram issued the following press release:

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Auditor says deceased Supervisor was target

This AP story almost got away from me.  State Auditor Stacey Pickering told the Associated Press on February 27 that Harrison County Supervisor Lawrence Martin (deceased) was a target in the MDOC investigation:

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Spring break or bust for Madison moms.

Walton County (Fl.) Sheriff Michael Adkinson, Jr.  issued the following press release about some Madison moms who tried to be cool with their kids:

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Comparing the schools

Here are some one-page snapshots on local school districts provided by the Mississippi Department of Education. They provide some interesting information.

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MDE: 15% of public school students miss at least a month of school.

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following press release:

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Consitutional Carry FOOD FIGHT!!!

I covered this subject with Senator Angela Hill on the radio show last week but the Clarion-Ledger published a nice front-page story on a gun rights battle that is currently taking place in the legislature.*  JJ has much more information to add to this story but will let the newspaper have its day in the sun today.  Stay tuned for tomorrow.  What is interesting about this story is that this out-of-state group is not attacking moderates or fence-sitters but instead legislators who are strong supporters of gun rights.  Geoff Pender wrote:

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Malones stated no income or regular jobs on economic interest statements.

Former Representative H. Bennett Malone submitted rather sparse statements of economic interest to the Ethics Commission while he served in the legislature.  He suddenly resigned from the legislature several weeks ago.  He served as Chairman of the Committee on Corrections for eight years from 2003 to 2011. 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

BATF caves on ammo ban

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms issued this statement on its website today:

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The House comes through.

The House voted today to restore language removing the exemptions from open meetings and public records laws that public hospitals currently enjoy.  SB #2407 passed the Senate on a unanimous vote but was severely watered down in the House Public Health and Human Services Committee last week under heavy pressure from the Mississippi Hospital Association.  The committee inserted language that would limit the bill's application to only Jackson County.  The bill now returns to the Senate. 

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Kemper Omerta?

Watchdog.org reports that Southern Company is working hard to keep a former project manager silent on all things Kemper.  Reporter Johnny Kampis writes:

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Read it and weep: MHA's 990.

Since the Mississippi Hospital Association threw itself into a public records fight that is taking place in the legislature, here is its most recent tax return. Enjoy.

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JPD searching for "Lil Bae"

JPD issued this press release concerning a shooting that took place at that local hotbed of rap culture, the Laxmi on Terry Road.  The Laxmi was prominently featured in several Battlefield Gucci and Battlefield Pierre videos.  

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Gang beats Dak and teammate

Warning: Videos of a violent and graphic nature.

Mississippi State star quarterback Dak Prescott was beaten by a gang of thugs while on Spring Break in Florida.  The videos are posted below and are pretty violent in nature.  Unfortunately, some scumbags are bragging about the beating on social media.  Dak is in the multi-colored shorts. 

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Getting closer


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Uh-oh.

It appears our MDOC Commish is listed on  a fund-raising invitation. People can be sooooo..... careless.

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Brent Bailey jumps in to PSC race

Brent Bailey issued the following press release:

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Jackson releases proposed master plan

The city of Jackson issued the following press release and the proposed master plan for infrastructure.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Waaahhh: Store owner claims police harassment.

WLBT reported this weekend that an owner of the Jubilee Convenience Store on Northside Drive is complaining of police harassment of his business.  WLBT reported in this video:

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Savages: Volume _.

IS brags about destroying Assyrian artifacts in this video it posted online:

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Hospital Association loves to spend money on the legislature

The real wonder of  SB #2407's (removes exemptions for Open Meetings Act for public hospitals)  saga is not that it was castrated in the House Public Health Committee last week but that the bill even passed the Senate in the first place.  The Sun-Herald turned its bulldogs loose on the Mississippi Hospital Association and reported MHA dropped over a quarter of a million dollars on legislators:

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OUCH!!!

This screenshot of a message posted by Senator Michael Watson's wife was posted on Y'all Politics last week.  Snip. Snip. Snip.

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Still funny

after all of these years.

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Begley challenges Evans' residency

Attorney Sam Begley threw down the gauntlet to Representative Jim Evans and the Mississippi Democratic Party as he filed a complaint with the party's executive committee yesterday.  The complaint is posted below.  Mr. Begley is an attorney in Jackson and qualified to run for Mr. Evans' House seat.  Both candidates are Democrats.  Mr. Begley charged in his complaint that Mr. Evans does not live in the district he represents and has not done so for quite some time. 

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Presser

‎Jackson City Council President De'Keither Stamps calls press conference for 2:00 PM today. Check twitter feed at kingfish1935 for live tweets. 

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Traffic stop from hell

Gannett's The Town Talk (Alexandria) published a story on a poor woman's ordeal with a speed trap that doubles as a municipality in Louisiana.  Cop admitted to having no probable cause but wound up throwing her in jail for 25 days even though there were no violations.  The newspaper reported:

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Brodrick's trial postponed.

Update: Commentor said Judge Kidd had a death in the immediate family.  Our condolences go to him and his family.  The purpose of this post is to track the suspect through the criminal justice system. 

Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd postponed Brodrick Robinson's trial for house burglary until July 20.  Robinson was supposed to go on trial in December but a civil trial ran over and postponed the trial until this week.  Judge Kidd issued the order posted below.  Mr. Robinson currently resides in the county jail on several charges filed against Robinson.   He faces two other indictments for house burglaries.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Siemens' contract review

Update: City council voted to retain the necessary staff to investigate the findings presented by the report posted below. The resolution is also posted below. 


Here is the initial report on the Siemen's contract.  I haven't read through it so I can't tell you what it says but here it is.

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Sad but true.

Will Richie Schwartz advertise for victims? That is the question.

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Mo' money means for mo' questions for D.A.

JJ asked yesterday if the D.A.'s office is bankrupt.   Here is the video of Hinds County District Attorney Robert Schuler Smith asking for more money from the Board of Supervisors.  The performance reminded one of Santa Cruz's performance two years ago at the legislative budget hearings. 

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Press blasts the Mississippi Hospital Association

The Executive Director of the Mississippi Press Association blasted the Mississippi Hospital Association for its stance on a bill that would make public hospitals subject to public records laws and the Open Meetings Act.  Layne Bruce wrote:

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Does this woman know how to sing?

No voice box, voice compression, or other tricks.  What kind of singing is this?

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WJNT today

State Senator Angela Hill appeared on the show.


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Governor Byrant protecting gun rights.



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Is the D.A.'s office bankrupt?

Its looks like our little District Attorney went whining to the media- again.  Can't manage a budget so he asks the Supervisors to bail his office out of financial trouble. The Clarion-Ledger reported yesterday:

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Priester wants another bailiff

Hinds County Court Judge Melvin Priester, Sr. ordered the Sheriff in January to provide him with another bailiff. However, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that the Sheriff has authority over the bailiffs. Judge Priester has yet to receive his extra bailiff.

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Bennie boycotts Bibi.

Yup. The Wall Street Journal reported our own Bennie Thompson boycotted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech today. Here is the speech in case you did not get a chance to see it. 

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Clarion-Ledger FOOD FIGHT!!!

We got us a lawyer going at it with the Clarion-Ledger on the pages of Facebook.  The Clarion-Ledger published this story by reporter Kate Royals last week: 

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Prohibition rocks!!!

This message was sent to every member of the legislature:

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Sun-Herald: Hospital open records bill in danger of dying in the House. UPDATE: PASSED w/changes.

Update at 1:30 PM: Bill just passed with some changes.  The bill will only apply to Jackson County. Changes will be on House website soon. 

Will the Mississippi Hospital Association protect Singing River?  SB #2407 will end the exemptions that public hospitals currently enjoy from the Open Meetings Act and other public records laws.  It passed the Senate on a unanimous vote.  However, the bill may die in committee in the House as it has yet to be brought up for a vote.  The Sun-Herald reported today:

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Oldie but goodie

Fleetwood Mac performed this version of Black Magic Woman in 1970. Give it a listen as it sounds more like something you would have heard at the old Subway around three in the morning in the second half of the song.

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Malone was nuts about Walnut

A review of bills proposed by Former Representative Bennett Malone reveals a rather interesting pattern: A consistent effort to increase the number of beds and maximum ages allowed at the Walnut Grove facility.  His attempts to help the private prison on this score occurred from 1998 to 2007. Walnut Grove was the subject of many illegal dealings between Chris Epps and Cecil McCrory. 

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JPD nabs & fires two bad apples

JPD issued the following press release:

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Supes re-zone Gluckstadt property

The Madison County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved commercial rezoning of more than 40 acres located on the southwest corner of Gluckstadt and Bozeman roads. The 40.68 acres owned by the Minnie J. Bozeman Family Limited Partnership was rezoned to C-2.

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Malone suddenly retires.

Representative Tom Miles (D-Boondocks) issued this statement on behalf of Representative J. Bennett Malone (D-MDOC) two weeks ago:

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

How people stay poor

Some sucker will fall for this ad.

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And the horses are at the gate

Here are the latest lists from the parties. Some observations.

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Mississippi kids make good on Raiders

Two eleven year-old Mississippi kids loved Raiders of the Lost Ark so much that they made their own fan film version of the movie in 1982.  Fast forward over thirty years and its shown at the SXSW Film Festival for the first time.  Spielberg even sent them a letter praising the effort.  Here is the trailer.

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Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

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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