Saturday, August 20, 2016

Open thread.

Comment about anything.  I will be tied up the rest of the day pulling wet drywall.  Approval of comments may be delayed.  There are more than a few topics to discuss.  New rumblings in the Hinds County District Attorney case yesterday.  The budget follies continue.  Louisiana flooding woes continue.  Football season will be soon upon us.  Dak looked pretty good this week.   Is anyone else going to run for Mayor of Jackson?  Is anyone going to take on the Queen again and what will 2017 mean for Gene?  Feel free to comment about any other subject.  Fire away.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

I re-watched the first episode of GOT, it really is worth it if you haven't seen it in a while, all the characters and motives make sense, plus seeing the IMP have an orgy always makes me laugh

Burke said...

Glad you're helping out, Kingfish. May remind some of us of April 1979.

With the Moody's downgrade and the budget debacle, either we impeach the mayor or encourage the State to take over until the next election. But then, will we end up with Antar Lumumba? Can Mel, Jr., turn into a fiery orator?

Anonymous said...

Sorry about your Mom's house in Baton Rouge, your childhood home. It's a true tragedy what everyone is going through.

someoneinnorthms said...

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hack-election/story?id=41489017

I don't know how to embed a link (or whatever it's called).

Voter identification used to be an important tool to prevent voter fraud. Because of the voting systems we use today, all the in-person voter fraud in the world wouldn't make a difference in the results of an election.

Unless something has changed over the last few years, most counties in Mississippi operate elections in such a way that there can be no verification of the vote you cast or whether it will be tabulated the way you intended. None. So, just because you mark Trump, doesn't mean your vote will count for Trump. Or . . . closer to home . . . just because you marked your vote Slater for governor doesn't mean your vote didn't count for an anonymous truck driver. Jus' sayin'.

Anonymous said...

KF - anyway you can do a FOIA and figure out how much the city is spending on this rhythm and blues fest. At a time when they are trying to increase milage and other taxes to cover shortfall, how can they be so dumb.

Anonymous said...

Rumors say a serious libertarian candidate is going to run for Mayor of Jackson. Thoughts?

Anonymous said...

@12:52 I doubt that the State of MS should be in charge of Jackson considering its' budget woes.

Anonymous said...

Rumors say a serious libertarian candidate is going to run for Mayor of Jackson. Thoughts?

Only a non-serious candidate would waste their time. All mayors will be black and Democrat.

Anonymous said...

KF - how about an anonymous way to nominate topics for new threads?

Anonymous said...

@ 3:38 PM

Hey I have an idea. Why don't you just suggest it?

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should talk about how all of these attorneys are trying to bribe Judge Green by giving money to Synarus campaign... did you see his finance report? LOL Thank god I don't live in that district!!!

Anonymous said...

Kenny Stokes fo mayor

Anonymous said...

Another accident at the Byram construction mess, nine people are dead. I have long held that Dick Hall is awful. How long must this construction mess drag out?

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to Latika Houston, the woman who burned the cat and posted about it on facebook? Did she ever get sent to jail?

Anonymous said...

@ 9:18 PM
Are you certain that nine persons were killed in that awful crash? The news channels are reporting three people perished.
Either way any deaths are too many, as there have been several while this "construction" has been underway.

Anonymous said...

How about an open forum one time each week?


Annnnd, I drove to the Book Festival at the capital today. Where were the food trucks? And don't get me started about the skreets. AWFUL! I need an alignment.

Anonymous said...

What's the story with the woman missing in Madison?

Anonymous said...

7:05
There's a woman from Madison, and she's missing.

Anonymous said...

An 18 wheeler flipped heading southbound in that exact same area on Monday. Now, 5 days later, another massive wreck with several lives lost. Seems to me like MDOT and the contractor need to get a handle on safety through there before they kill anyone else. Anyone know who the contractor is?

Anonymous said...

Blaming Dickinson Hall for the construction, construction mess, or the wreck is one hell of a stretch. What would you propose - not fixing the interstate or waving your magic wand over the area so that it gets completed in a day.

Don't know if the construction caused this horrible accident or not - but assuming it was related, it's still not the fault of Hall or MDOT. It's still one or more of the drivers fault.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the book fair, the food trucks were on the west side of the Capitol, near the music stage. You just didn't walk far enough. We went and enjoyed it, although I'm not sure August is the best time of year for an outdoor event in Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

Jackson is a cemetery with lights. A new mayor will do absolutely no good. The tax base has been winnowed down to almost nothing, the burbs have taken the commercial traffic, and JPS is one of the worst school systems in America. Mayors don't have magic wands. They are often forced to make the best of a bad situation. If Jackson wasn't our Capitol, it would be a nuclear waste repository.

Anonymous said...

No one will challenge Mary. At some point her enemies have to realize the futility. Some of the aldermen might draw opponents, but probably not. Madison is being run well and there's no reason to change it. Ridgeland, on the other hand, could see some action. Gene made plenty of enemies over the Costco nonsense, and the rumor is that recruitment efforts are underway for an opponent for him and for D.I. as well. Might be interesting...

Anonymous said...

don't bet on the Mary invincibility yet. she certainly showed herself last year in her 'race' for Auditor. obviously it was just an attempt to hound her friend Stacey Pickering over her dissatisfaction with the auditor's office work on Rudy.

with her repeated involvement in other races - with mixed success - she will find herself in the same predicament that McMillan did in Hinds; sooner or later those that she fought will outnumber those that win.

Anonymous said...

Replacing Gene will do no good. I assure you, whoever replaces him will be in Buster Baileys pocket as well. If they refuse, they will 'die in a tragic accident'. If you want real change in Ridgeland, you must remove the Baileys from the equation.

Dee said...

JPD Officers are planning to strike...Union Rep

Anonymous said...

with her repeated involvement in other races - with mixed success - she will find herself in the same predicament that McMillan did in Hinds; sooner or later those that she fought will outnumber those that win.

Wishful thinking. Her record speaks for itself. It is her job until she doesn't want it anymore. She'll clean the floor with any future opponents just as she did with JBC.

McMillin lost because he's white and ran out of white NEJackson voters to crime fear monger over to crossover vote for him in the Democratic primary. There will NEVER be another white Sheriff in HindsCo.

Anonymous said...

Looks like John Bel Edwards has now blown the CNN agitprop about not wanting a Trump visit out of the water!

Anonymous said...

JBE has just done as all Democrats - reversed himself. At least he had the balls to do it when his bet was called. He didn't want a photo-op distraction, or so he said. What he was really doing was covering for his President who wasn't going to be disturbed. But when the Donald came in and actually contributed (while, of course, getting his photo-op) JBE had to admit defeat. And, the Donald's appearance did cause Obama to concede and make his trip - which will be nothing but a photo-op and a double-down contribution of our dollars.

Anonymous said...

And here I am in rural AZ, finding myself fascinated with Mississippi. My first visit to the state was in 2010 on our way to New Orleans. Stopping in Vicksburg and Natchez. Place stuck with me. I got the idea that maybe, maybe, I could go to Ole Miss for grad school. I visited North Mississippi in 2014, specifically Oxford. But this last year or two, man have my opinions changed. I still love Mississippi, but Oxford has gone straight to shit, no state flag, no Dixie, hipsters, and extreme liberalism. And I say that as someone who identifies as a Paleoconservative with no love for the GOP, and only *nominally* will vote for Trump.

So, since I can't live somewhere as psychotically expensive as Oxford, I've chosen other towns like Senatobia or Pontotoc. I wouldn't call this "rational", more just a shingle to get off. But I'm avoiding Jackson.

As for this blog, I discovered it through a friend out there. So sorry for the rant, but I've learned about Jackson's regional politics thanks to this blog, it'll get my feet wet for what to expect out there.

Anonymous said...

1:39, get over your stupid conspiracy mentality. The Baileys are not the Clintons. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

How about football? Can Ole Miss survive playing 2 top 5 teams in 12 days? Then follow up with the Georgia Bulldogs. Opening the season with the premier national game for the opening weekend on Monday night is great. If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best. I think MSU will be better than most think. Lots of great defensive talent. Greene, Peters, Lewis, Brown and Simmons.

Anonymous said...

Can we talk about the possible race for mayor in Pearl? Or ask why one of the captains threw a hissy fit a couple of Friday's ago, quit but came back monday with a new title and less responsibility...

Anonymous said...

Can we talk about the possible race for mayor in Pearl?

What is stopping you?

Anonymous said...

Not sure where to post this, but since you have had a focus on doctors disciplined by the MSBML, here is some pertinent information about the guy they have in charge of discplining doctors - Scott Hambleton - it appears his license was suspended in NC until 2008, but it does not appear on his VITALs profile - relevant information for someone pointing fingers at others:

"HAMBLETON, Scott Lewis, MD
Location: Shelby, NC (Cleveland Co)
DOB: 4/15/1963
License #: 2000-00444
Specialty: FP/EM (as reported by physician)
Medical Ed: University of Tennessee (1994)
Cause: Dr Hambleton has a history of substance abuse. In December 2002, he signed a Consent Order
with the Board admitting his attempt in February 2002 to obtain controlled substances for his own
use in by writing a prescription to a fictitious name. He surrendered his license in February 2002.
He was then reissued a license under the December 2002 Consent Order, which required he refrain
from all use of mind- or mood-altering substances or alcohol unless lawfully prescribed. In March
2004, a bodily fluid sample was collected from Dr Hambleton by an NCMB investigator and Dr
Hambleton subsequently admitted he had been ingesting hydrocodone for at least two months in
violation of his Consent Order. He surrendered his license on 3/18/2004.
Action: 6/02/2004. Consent Order executed: Dr Hambleton’s license is suspended indefinitely"

Looks like he is a felon - isn't that what you call writing fake prescriptions for yourself?

Anonymous said...

Why are central Mississippians forced to continue using Hwy 49 South?

Why haven't the citizens demanded an updated interstate for the southeast quadrant of this state? Even a toll-way would do us a world of good.

Anonymous said...

I know this thread is a few days old, but I have nowhere else to go with this. For those of you who also still read a print newspaper, specifically that Gannett excuse for one, The Clarion Ledger, please join me in letting them know how ridiculous these oversized images are that dominate the entire front page. Today, it was a snake coming out of the neck of a lawyer's suit. There have been other others like bloody butcher knives. I won't even address the content of the story that the unqualified editor deems worthy of a front page. How embarrassing for our state newspaper.
"Stop the Madness!" #enquirer

You are not alone said...

All addictionologists are in recovery, it is a prerequisite. Kinda makes you wonder who is watching the watchmen............

Anonymous said...

Actually, what concerns me is that this information has been scraped from most rating services. This guy has a tenuous grasp on "recovery," and no qualification in psychiatry.

Messick said...

Does WMPR meet any type of diversity quota?

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