Friday, April 8, 2016

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Straight from the Magnolia Bar Listserve.  Hinds County Public Defender Ray Carter provided some colorful and jocular commentary on the airport takeover bill:

I’ll do it, but when ole master gets ready to take the slave’s land, rarely does it do any good to tell him how much cotton you picked, how well you took care of his babies or how quiet you kept when he was raping your neighbors and her daughters. Ole master will proceed anyway because he has no conscious or heart, and financial and personal gain is his master, religion and greatest desire. Nonetheless, we glorious people have never allowed seemingly insurmountable odds stop us from trying or succeeding. I wish us the best! God bless Jackson.

This message was a response to a post by JMAA attorney John May: 

The State of Mississippi is attempting a hostile takeover of Jackson's airports although Jackson owns the land on which both airports sit.  Please join us in this fight to stop this power-grab by the State by doing the following:

1. Call 601-359-3300

2.  Ask for Speaker of the House,  Phillip Gunn and Leave this message:  "PLEASE VOTE NO ON SB 2162.  Leave Jackson airports alone.  Since it ain't broke, don't fix it." 
3.  Make the same call and leave the same message for other members of the House of Representatives.

4.  Send this email to anyone who you think might be interested and willing to join us in this fight and ask them to send this email to people that they know who might be interested and willing to join us in this fight against governmental overreaching. 


Today, it is Jackson, tomorrow it could be some other city.  


Anonymous said...

All this racial animosity. And everywhere. The sooner y'all realize that it's "Us vs. Them" in their worldview, the sooner you'll quit letting yourself be taken for fools. Until then, keep fueling their success with your capital. You aren't one of them any more than that fat, middle-aged white guy who let the "rapper" kid shoot a video at his house.

Anonymous said...

As the descendant of slave owners, I can't disagree with the truth of what has been less than diplomatically expressed.

What is omitted is that the success of the " masters" is dependent on those white folks that imagine they can become " masters" or hope to ingratiate themselves with the " masters" and get used.

The reality is that they are being manipulated to increasingly accept the blame being attached to the former " slaves" when it's the " masters" who got us to our current mess over time!

And, no, I don't suffer from white guilt. I just bothered to separate fact from fiction , know that what someone does is more important than what someone says , and accept that sociopaths and psychopaths and idiots can be found in every human group of any size that can be named.

Anonymous said...

It really makes you feel good when a Hinds County prosecutor has such a grasp on reality. No wonder Jackson and Hinds county can't keep criminals an jail.

Anonymous said...

Nonetheless, we glorious people have never allowed seemingly insurmountable odds stop us from trying or succeeding.

I thought this was the funny part. Just look at the success of Jackson.

Anonymous said...

aaah, Carter is a defense attorney, sort of...

Anonymous said...

Someone has stirred up the black hornet nest!

Stand firm before they sting you to death with their tongue while you run away.

1)Stand firm against the LBGN (Lesbian ,Bisexual, Gay Nation).
2)Stand firm against the minority of state citizen changing the flag.
3)Stand firm in making the Jackson Airport a more regional airport.
4)Stand firm for the rule of law against the rule of mob.

Anonymous said...

Think that Carter used to defend death penalty defendents with Jimmy Craig and DeGruy. If it is the same Ray Carter he's a perfect fit for the Hinds Catch-and-Release Program.

Anonymous said...


You may be right for now. That's why I can't wait for your generation to die off. Things will be so much better when we are running things.

Here's to hoping the idiots on both sides your age don't screw it up too much before then.

Anonymous said...

Its "us versus them" on BOTH sides. That's why this whole issue came up in the first place. Kingfish made a much better argument on behalf of JMAA than anybody in Jackson did. Jackson officials are more concerned with scoring points with their constituents than they are with having a logical discussion of the facts (which are heavily in JMAA's favor).

Anonymous said...

Here's to hoping the idiots on both sides your age don't screw it up too much before then.

Don't screw it up too much? You are already there kiddo. The tax burden to service the national debt is going to be crushing and your generation just stupidly follows along right now, today, while Uncle Sam spends himself into total oblivion.

So go ahead and fool yourself that things are going to be better when you are running the show. You'll be dealing with the sort of insolvency that has led to very bad results and mass death throughout world history. The next generation is going to trash yours for doing nothing while you still had a chance.

Anonymous said...

11:53 left us all such a wonderful legacy....said everybody under 60 that understands cynicism.

Anonymous said...

It's so convenient that we don't have to worry about white folks claiming to be Christians imposing their will and beliefs on others as that's never happened!

And, we all know it's impossible for people to ever resolve their differences which is why we all hate the Japanese and Germans and still are prejudiced against the Jews, right?

And, we know that this us vs them mentality has never led to war or anything bad and war has always brought lasting peace.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different outcomes!

Anonymous said...

When he worked representing death row clients, he actually spent all day blogging on the JFP website.

Anonymous said...

It is sad when people who are supposed to have an education can only come up with one thing to answer everything. They should look for another word. Racist has just about been wore out.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the State want to takeover Tupelo's airport? Or the one on the Coast?

Anonymous said...

who's the turncoat leaking list serve emails?

Anonymous said...

Get real. There is no expectation of privacy using listserve.

Anonymous said...

From posting ridiculous pictures of Judge Weill's alligator compensation hunting to copying/pasting messages from a listserve, at least we know that KF is a journalist when it's convenient and a tool for others when it's convenient for them.

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