Saturday, April 23, 2016

Traffic alert

The First Lady visits Jackson today and JJ hopes she has a wonderful visit. Here is a traffic bulletin that was issued by one of the neighborhood associations yesterday:

A crowd of 55,000 is expected to attend First Lady Michelle Obama's Jackson State University's commencement ceremony, this Saturday, April 23 at Veterans Memorial Stadium.All attendees for the commencement must be inside the stadium by 1 PM.
It's anticipated major traffic delays will begin as early as 10 AM on Saturday morning. Organizers believe Mrs. Obama will leave the stadium between 4 and 4:30 PM. At the conclusion of the event, we can expect heavy traffic congestion.
Once she lands in Jackson, her motorcade could possibly travel Lakeland Drive between 1-2 PM.  Please anticipate Lakeland to be blocked during this time. We also understand that Woodrow Wilson and streets surrounding the stadium will be blocked as well. We will communicate any other information if it becomes available.

Sent from my BlackBerry Passport 


Anonymous said...

Get the damn drone up to give us real time reports.

Anonymous said...

I'd think twice about putting a drone in the air anywhere near this event or the motorcade route(s); the US Secret Service has no sense of humor with these visits and could not care less about you being late to the latest sale at Dogwood.

Anonymous said...

Attn 9:58 The secret service is probably on you site as we speak.

Anonymous said...

JSU has needed their own stadium for a long time. With an alumni that does not "give" such as two other major universities, this will take a large portion of state money. Anyway, if it was AT JSU the traffic problem would be very one goes down Terry Road's still Terry Road.

Stuck In Traffic said...

Fifty Five Thousand? Are you shittin' me? So, now they call it a 'motorcade'? I thought a motorcade was JFK's last ride, not a racist coming to town to pump-up hate and discontent.

Anonymous said...

How do you work for the Secret Service?

Where does it rank compared to CIA FBI NSA?

Or what exactly is their mission compared to those two agencies?


Anonymous said...

Commencement on April 23? Did JSU start the semester on Christmas day?

Anonymous said...

3:42 Sorry you ventured out and got stuck in traffic en route to a 2 PM dinner buffet.

Anonymous said...

3:42 don't worry, Berry's won't run out of catfish.

Anonymous said...

I watched WAPT this morning about the First womaneses and had to hold my throw up in my mouth. That station loves to fan the race fire don't they? Michelle really spoke about unity didn't she? WAPT is the most racist of all three local stationsses and it's gotten to the point where it's not worth watching. What would you expect from an ABC affiliate who promotes the sitcom trash they televise? It wouldn't hurt my feelings if I never watched them again. I know all three stations had to report on the fust womaneses, but enough is enough. Then they had to start back on reporting on Prince!

Anonymous said...

7:18 But you watched that big bad mean-ol wacist station you don't ever wanna watch again this morning and will continue to watch. Perhaps it's time you changed your diaper.

Stuck In Traffic said...

3:42 here: I wasn't enroute to a dinner buffet. I was trying to deliver food to Stewpot so her celebrants could have Sunday brunch.

Who the hell ever heard of April graduation events? Oh, wait....It had to be scheduled early so as not to conflict with the family vacation upcoming. Let's have a guessing contest as to where it will be this time. Disneyworld? Ashville? The Alamo? Saudie Arabia? Paree?

Anonymous said...

Did the first lady enjoy the pot holes in Jackson streets?

Tuhnup Gwain said...

4:47; You can bet your April dinner-jacket that the route didn't get within two blocks of a pothole, which means they had to helicopter her in to the event. Did she swing down to Farrish for Bop-E-Que?

Anonymous said...

2:50: JSU's originally-scheduled date for graduation ceremonies was April 30. I'm sorry you and your family can't vacation anywhere other than the local petting zoo or park splashpad. Jealousy is a disease; I hope you get well soon.

Anonymous said...

3:42, The First Lady's plans to be at Jackson State has been on the news for two weeks. Why are you complaining? My black coworker couldn't get to her house in Madison because Trump was at a school near her house, so she chilled out and took her family on an impromptu dinner out and waited for him to run out of hot air. By the way, why doesn't the surrounding cities have homeless shelters? With all those self-professed Christians, you would think there would be a shelter on every corner.

Anonymous said...

5:40 - my vacation trips are limited by my budget. And because my budget has been greatly reduced by the idiotic policies of this lady's husband in office. But their vacations are costing you, me and all the other taxpayers in this county (and our children and grandchildren because of the debt) tens of millions each trip. And that is several vacation trips per year. It was probably a legitimate earlier comment.

Blacks For The Trumpster said...

" black coworker couldn't get to her house in Madison because Trump was at a school near her house....."

And let's take a look at that comment.

Is the point being made that a white person out there happens to have a black friend/coworker? Or that a black person lives in Madison? Or that a mean old man named Trump blocked the path of a black woman, causing her great distress? Or you have no clue what the name is of the only public Senior High School in Madison. Or that she avoided republicans at any cost by heading into Jackson for a meal? Or that Madison doesn't have the time of day for poor people? Or that Madison doesn't have any Christian residents?

There's so much bullshit in the post at 5:46 PM it's actually rather puke-worthy. Not to mention haughty, pretentious, arrogant and laced with false grandeur.

Anonymous said...

there were several jet planes accompanying her to the airport. I guess all her hairdressers and assistants had to come. Also, a lot of vehicles in the motorcade. The motorcade was led by a number of police motorcycles. A little too much pomp and circumstance for a wife of the president.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know what the total cost (to tax payers) was for this trip. I'm sure it was well over one million including secret service. As a very successful stock broker once told me---"IT'S JUST MONEY"---I believe he went to jail.

Anonymous said...

@5:46 Because in the burbs we don't have any homeless people.

On the comment about JSU needing a new stadium, why don't they build one themselves? Didn't Jackson, or the state try and give them veterans memorial and they decided it was too old and needed too many repairs to take the free gift? I may be mistaken though, I don't keep up with JSU.

Anonymous said...

This thread really shows why we will always be 50th in the country in mostly everything. I really can't wait until all of you 60+ die off.

Show some respect. Despite political differences, it's really cool the First Lady came to speak at one of our state universities.

Stewpot, I pray for you. If those comments are serious, I truly hope the Grace of God shows you the light and softens your heart to truly love those around you.

4:17 AM. Woah. Up late or up early? Also why so emotional? You posed a lot of questions but it is quite clear to most with common sense that the post was made by someone also disappointed with the commentary on here about the First lady's visit.

Their viewpoint was from a racial perspective, and so they assumed the person complaining about traffic in such a way was doing so as a white person bothered by Michelle Obama being here. They pointed out that they know someone 'black' who behaved much more civilized,, when Trump, a candidate that may offend a lot of minorities, cam to visit. There really isn't any solid evidence to support this person's opinion, but I think we can both reasonably guess that the comment section to a thread about Laura Bush coming to visit for a Millsaps graduation would look much different.

Let me know if I can help you understand anything further.

Anonymous said...

" black coworker couldn't get to her house in Madison because Trump was at a school near her house....."

BS. I live really close to MC and had no trouble getting home. The traffic was backed up on Highland, but it was moving. And with our new frontage roads and off-ramps she could have taken alternate routes. Glad she got a bite to eat!

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