Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Election Day thread.

The Clarion-Ledger's Anna Wolfe performed a public service last week when she interviewed each of the five major Jackson mayoral candidates.  A link to each story is posted below for your convenience.  Consider this post to be an election day thread on all municipal races.

Mayor Tony Yarber
Ronnie Crudup, Jr.
State Senator John Horhn
Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Jr, Esq. 
Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham


Anonymous said...

John Horhn for Mayor

Anonymous said...

Vote Jake Windham today for Mayor of Pearl

PittPanther said...

Light turnout in Jackson. Runoff will be even worse. Fate of the city in the hands of a few.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but there is not even a lesser evil to vote for in the Jackson mayoral race.

Anonymous said...

Anna Wolfe gets paid by the hour I hope.

Anonymous said...

I'll take Patton Ford, please.

Anonymous said...

Hohrn can get the job done. Lumumba is a scary Marxist Black Nationalist

Anonymous said...

1019, anybody is a lesser evil than Lumumba Jr. If you can't see that read his cooperative, 'incubator' economic plan. A true, inapologetic socialist. Either Hohrn or Graham would be betterminated -a lesser evil. Crudup would actually be good if you are looking for something better than lesser evil. But MS doesn't need to bring in the concept of Jr and his Malcomn X so c ualism.

Anonymous said...

Jake for Pearl Mayor

Anonymous said...

Heard alot of old Hinds County Tyrone rejects ran to Pearl thanks to Picou getting them on..
They'll all be unemployed soon.

Anonymous said...

The Chief of Pearl hates Picou and his rag tag dummies..hahaha

Anonymous said...

The only thing Horn has ever done is party and Graham is a straight-up crook.

Anonymous said...

Amazing how incumbent is so quickly dismissed. Although, not surprised in Yarbers case. He lost me and nearly all of his supporters when he said we need to pray away potholes. That alone did him in, but then the contract steering, ego, narcissism, antagonistic behavior with babysitters (1% commission), infidelity, etc....he had no chance. He says he wish he would've had a mentor to help him. Yarber is not the type to take advice from anyone. His mentor would be a hot 30-year female who nodded and did what he said. He is the WORST MAYOR EVER.

Anonymous said...

The winner will be Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Jr, Esq., III, DDS.

Just love all those titles hanging of the end of his name there. They make him look so classy and rich!

Anonymous said...

Picou will be the next Chief if brad gets re-elected...terrible for Pearl

Anonymous said...

Yarber lost me with the personal indiscretions.

Not saying you have to be a saint or should be a saint.

But it tells me you can't stay on task and are unfocused when your personal life comes to the forefront.

It'll probably be between Graham and Lumumba

The suburbanites won't like to see Lumumba coming, so that's why I just may end up voting for him. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Let's go!! Lumumba for mayor of Pearl!!

Anonymous said...

12:02, word on the street, Brad's making Dean Scott his Chief..lmao..
Even worse than Picou..How do these agencies keep hiring these dummies.

Anonymous said...

I know the big news is the Jackson mayoral race, but I live in Byram, and neither Byram mayoral candidate is worth voting for either

Anonymous said...

The suburbanites won't like to see Lumumba coming, so that's why I just may end up voting for him.

That is called cutting off one's nose to spite one's face.

"F**k you, people who live outside Jackson! I'm voting to elect a socialist puppet of the race-hustling industry to govern me and my family!! That'll show you!"

Good luck with that strategy, genius. I hope you're still enjoying that petty bit of rebellion in two years when there's sewage running through your den and your mayor is refusing to fix it because the contractor is not 85% minority owned.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:05 "The suburbanites won't like to see Lumumba coming, so that's why I just may end up voting for him. ;-)"

This still rings true today.


Lumumba win means my property value goes up.

Midtown and Down said...

The Millsapians conducting the exit polling from the bar within Inez's are still forecasting a Lumumba landslide albeit a bit miffed that they can't enjoy a cold beer with the cheese fries on this election day.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:28pm and 12:35pm

You bigots of Madison and Rankin County's would find something to complain or cheer about regardless of which black fella is elected.

At least the people of Jackson are cutting their losses with Yarber and willing to put someone else in the office to see if they can stay on the short and narrow. They are using their vote to let politicians know - YOU CAN BE REPLACED.

Anonymous said...

12:15 Byram = south Jackson which is why nobody cares.

Reliable sources said...

Unhappy with the choices on the ballot, many are writing in Jackie Thompson to be the Duke of Pearl in hopes of bringing back a kinder gentler Gold Coast.

Anonymous said...

Mary Hawkins Butler "a socialist puppet of the race-hustling industry" you think Madison is populated by people that love other races? Name 1 conservative thing MHB has done. She maybe conservative in National Politics but Madison is run like a dictatorship.

Anonymous said...

Unproven Sexual indiscretions? That is a reason to not vote for Yarber? You will think "indiscretons" with some of these others. Graham? Has anyone bothered to remember Motorola and the tower contracts? Horhn? He is suited to exactly where he is, not City Hall. Mayor is a 15 hr./day job with no happy hour. Lumumba? Social Democrat or something worse; follower of Malcom X. Experiment with Jackson to see if MXMG methods work. Not a one of these men are capable of running a city. There is more to it than vision and dreams. Like keeping employees who have some idea of what their jobs are. When the City totally fails, blame the electorate who have no idea who and what these candidates are.

Anonymous said...

To the ones posting negative of Picou what is wrong with him. I have worked with and for him and never saw anything wrong.

Anonymous said...

You bigots of Madison and Rankin County's would find something to complain or cheer about regardless of which black fella is elected.

Wait, something to complain or cheer about? Well, yeah. If a good candidate wins I'll cheer and if a bad one wins I'll complain. Isn't that like saying, "no matter what happens, you'll find a reason to be happy or to be sad"?

If either Graham or Horhn wins, I will be THRILLED! I think either one could do good things for the city.

If Crudup wins, I'll be ambivalent. I have no idea how he'll do.

If Yarber gets re-elected, I'll be disappointed and for good reason.

If the Right Rev. Dr. Atty. Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Esq. Jr. III wins, I will be very unhappy because I want Jackson to succeed and I know that anyone who was raised by a virulent racist and is supported by socialist radicals is going to torch what's left of this town.

Anonymous said...

Patton Ford is a fine young man, but he should start out running for Alderman. He is only 27-28 years old and Ridgeland has a $50 million budget. Local government is complex and experience is needed. Patton, run for Alderman or get appointed to the Zoning Board and spend some time learning.

Anonymous said...

Patton Ford? Is he Jill Ford's son?

Anonymous said...

@ 2:04 -- you're right on point. None of these clowns should be running a city. We need someone who is competent, proficient, efficient, and SMART. None of them fit the bill, and least of all is Yarber. That dude is a flat out NARCICIST. He actually posts videos of himself lifting weights on Instagram. Who does that??? I'll tell you who...someone who thinks the world revolves around them. The job got to his head, and he needs replacing ASAP.

Anonymous said...

Did Chokwe win yet? It's almost 8. I figured it'd be over by now.

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