Monday, April 10, 2017

FOOD FIGHT!!!

Mayor Tony Yarber and Chokwe Lumumba, Jr.  went at it Friday night after the challenger accused the Mayor of having a "top-heavy" administration. Watch the short Clarion-Ledger video. 





One of the criticisms of Mayor Yarber has been that his administration has been fairly heavy with "the suits."   He hired a chief of staff, chief administrative officer, and two deputy chief administrative officers when he first assumed office.  The CAO and deputy CAO left and were not replaced.  Marshand Crisler is currently the Acting CAO.  He also drew criticism for hiring Public Works Director Keisha Powell at a salary of $150,000 per year. 

The two men sparred back and forth.  However, if there is one candidate who probably shouldn't make such noise, it is Mr. Lumumba.  He likes to invoke his father whenever possible.  Well, his father increased the budget for the Mayor's office by a million dollars so he could hire his buddies (Right, Kali?).  He also said his father hired a Public Works Director at a salary that was approximately $83,000 per year.  That is true.  His father hired Willie Bell and refused to submit his name to the City Council for confirmation- not that those clowns demanded that he do so.  Mr. Bell was not a licensed professional engineer.  He was not qualified for the job. Period.  If Mr. Lumumba wants to accuse others of padding payrolls, he might want to think twice about doing so because the original Lumumba administration was no stranger to such padding. 

This is probably a topic where both candidates probably should talk about something else as it's a weak spot for both of them. 

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

What was Brother Kali paid?

Anonymous said...

Total BS. Antar is dumber than I thought. Top-heavy, bottom-heavy, middle-heavy...there are many ways to skin a cat. None are better than the other.

PittPanther said...

We're blaming Jr for things his dad did?

Anonymous said...

Jackson isn't Jackson anymore...

Kingfish said...

Pitt, if he is going to invoke his father and use his father's record to attack others, than that record is fair game.

You damn sure would say that if it were Republicans doing it.

Anonymous said...

Yes we certainly can mention everything his father did. Antar is running on his father's merits since he certainly doesn't have any of his own.

Anonymous said...

In the hood this is called "playa-hatin". These guys recognize the apathy of their suckers (constituents). They know that once they get into office all oversight in terms of hiring effectively ends. They can then hire friends, supporters, and girlfriends as they please, for
whatever they please, without consequence until the next election, if then. The ignorant voters of Jackson never really understand the humongous difference between employment and work. They will get screwed every time. But they are so used to being screwed they hardly notice.

Anonymous said...

This election comes down to which unqualified race hustler will be occupying the title "Mayor" at the moment the federal bankruptcy court appoints a Conservator to take over.

Anonymous said...

Has Kush Jr. done anything BUT ride his dads coattails.

Anonymous said...

Is there any substance out of Antar's campaign beyond this issue and the complaints about lacking a master infrastructure plan?

Anonymous said...

Someone this weekend mentioned to me that he was considering Antar because Chokwe "go alot done".

I said, beyond getting the special sales tax passed, what did Chokwe get done?

He thought about it for a minute and said he couldn't think of anything.

Meaty Stuff Right There.. said...

Don't blame Yarber or Chokwe Jr for something of this magnitude hitting the blog. You have none other than Kingfish to thank. He's the one who cherry picked this out of the debate. Was this the sum total of the candidates' campaign comments? One must doubt it.

Kingfish said...

Bullshit. That is what the Clarion-Ledger posted. I didn't edit the video at all, which you full well know since you are doing your own cherry-picking.

Reed said...

"When you don't vote and sit on yo rump, we end up with Donald Trump."

Antar will win this election. I have no doubt in my mind.

Plain ol' Catfish said...

@ April 10, 2017 at 9:51 AM - and I quote you directly

"They know that once they get into office all oversight in terms of hiring effectively ends. They can then hire friends, supporters, and girlfriends as they please, for whatever they please, without consequence until the next election, if then. The ignorant voters of Jackson never really understand the humongous difference between employment and work."

And to you - I say a MAJOR F*ck you and the horse you rode in on - you flea riddled som'itch!

"They know.................They can hire friends, supporters, and girlfriends as they please, for whatever they please without consequence..................the IGNORANT voters of Jackson never really understand the............difference between employment and work"

Really!? Really!? So you actually singled out Jackson for these political tactics!?

Well let's set the record straight you IGNORANT som'itch

The Mississippi legislature just passed a bill - HB 1090 - "The Mississippi Medicaid and Human Services Transparency and Fraud Prevention Act."

Basically, Medicaid and DHS can and will contract with third-party vendors in order to improve how the state checks a Mississippian's eligibility for government medical coverage and food assistance programs. The new screening procedures will affect residents who apply to receive Medicaid medical coverage, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families programs.

Considering DHS and Medicaid already have departments that perform those duties, because they have to in order to receive those FEDERAL funds. The legislature decided they want to pass out some corporate welfare to their campaign donors - better known as "THIRD PARTY VENDORS" in the name of entitlement program abuse!?

So not only are they "drug testing" these people - where we only caught 3 people out of the 10,000 who were tested - waste of money - now we are going to completely cut people off due to applicant errors!?

But instead of Mississippians receiving these essential services for basic survival - they are going to shell out the corporate welfare.

But you and YOUR fellow Trailer Trash Republicans want to talk about the "ignorant" voters in Jackson? GTFOH with that hypocrisy!



Anonymous said...

The voters should not be fooled AGAIN by the smooth and groovy talk of the hipsters! Jackson has big boy issues and will need a Mayor who can reach ALL governmental jurisdictions. NO elected Mayor will be able to solve Jackson's issues without help and cooperation from the state and federal level. Believe that! Candidates who say that they can are on the BS tip. Sr.'s administration was not all that great and was on the verge of being exposed for their lack of experience. TY's administration...need I say anything more? Make it count this time folks.

Catfish Is Bouncing Off Walls Earlier Today Than Normal.. said...

What the hell is that 'Catfish' character ranting about? I saw nothing in the post he cites related to drugs, welfare or medicaid. Will someone please set this guy up for a 'reasonable suspicion' drug test...

Plain ol' Catfish said...

@ April 10, 2017 at 12:08 PM - and I quote you directly

"NO elected Mayor will be able to solve Jackson's issues without help and cooperation from the state and federal level."

Ha - you need to cast that net a tad farther - why do you push that net to Vicksburg in the west, Southaven to the north, Meridian to the east and to Mississippi barrier islands in the gulf. Now whoever governs over that area - see if they can solve the problems in that square mileage without any cooperation from the federal government? Because that's who's been footing the bills for this po'dunk state since reconstruction!

Anonymous said...

Plain ol' Catfish, nice try, but still your rant has nothing to do with this post other than to make you happy because you can rant. And about shit you obviously know only a little, itsy bitsy bit about. Yes, the Departments do have divisions that are supposed to be doing this, but the question is how well are they doing it. And they also are supposed to be doing a lot of other crap besides just what this program is designed to do.

Similar programs have been found to be effective in other states, and if waste, fraud is not found the vendors don't make any money. It is a self funding operation - the fee to these "Non Government Workers" - which is obviously your bitch about the program, comes from any savings or recovery found.

The only people that are against this or similar programs are those sucking on the government tit and that aren't doing their job. Which division of which department are you in, POC?

Anonymous said...

Has "Plain Meal Catfish" taken the room that the Doctor from Greenwood was assigned at Whitfield?

Plain ol' Catfish said...

@ 3:49pm

Kingfish - oh we are going to allow cursing? Because I am down for some good ol' cursing!?

Check this out, the only person on someone's teet is you - that Dixiecrat teet of bull'ogna!

"Yes, the Departments do have divisions that are supposed to be doing this, but the question is how well are they doing it. And they also are supposed to be doing a lot of other crap besides just what this program is designed to do."

If they were allowing or not catching the fraud then the Feds would cut the funding and sue the state. But of course, you automatically assumed no one knew how this sh*t worked, simply because I am not on the bullsh*t bandwagon float you, Tater and Feel are driving.

Like I said earlier - don't pretend like Jackson's elected officials are the only ones with crooked intentions in the Capitol City, yet alone in Mississippi - let's call a spade a spade when we see it. I am not saying Jackson is innocent, but I am not going to give the Republican super majority a pass, just because there are more of them holding elected office.

I pointed to specific legislation and called out the hypocrisy. That's breaking it down without cutting corners! Fox News have you imps so intellectually lazy - you say anything and then don't want to say anything to you when they point out bullsh*t! Those 3rd party vendors are going to be selected by DFA and then the winners of those contracts will be Republican campaign donors. We've all seen how Fordice did it, how Barbour did it with his nephew and his nephew's wife, now Ol' Feel is cutting deals with the Sons of Confederate Veterans and their hooded brethren in the Heritage Foundation.

Keeping on spinning those Alternative Facts - but Jackson's elected officials are using the same tactics as your white elected officials across this po'dunk state.

Anonymous said...

This Jackson resident is looking for some grown folks to run our city. Tony had his chance and needs to move on. People need to realize that Antar is NOT his father. He is immature, egotistical and dangerous. Chockwe's true friends will tell you that. But those who rode Chockwe's coattails, are back at it with Antar, thinking they have something coming to them.

Anonymous said...

Can we get Kingfish to set up some sort of side-column for nutcases like Plain Ole Catfish?

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