Monday, January 8, 2018


It's Spring Break time at the Mississippi Legislature.


Anonymous said...

No wonder Steve Holland is fat

Anonymous said...

How can anyone keep that schedule up and work everyday for the people who elected them.

Lock up your daughters---the legislature is in town !!!!

Anonymous said...

Time to move this nonsense to every other year....their waistlines and our wallets could use the relief.

Anonymous said...

How do they get hungry enough to eat at Ticos every night?

Anonymous said...

John Moore had put on quite a few “Tico” pounds before gracefully exiting the Legislature.

Anonymous said...

Geez a lou. No wonder the legislature is so ineffective. They are never at work!

Anonymous said...

That per diem is nice.

Anonymous said...

Now you see why for most of these folks, this is the best job they ever had. Show up to a few of these and notice it's the same group of legislators at every one. I suppose it makes sense to give folks from out of town somewhere to go during their down time. Moore was a regular, even though he lives in the metro area.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:42 is right. John Q. Trade Group Member thinks it shows his legislator is working hard if he goes by the Old Capitol Inn or the Hilton. The ones who are actually getting things done are too busy making sausage.

Anonymous said...

3:12 I'm not sure who you are referring to as the "ones who are actually getting things done." Many of the more "powerful" legislators enjoy being entertained by lobbyists on a regular basis (2-3 nights per week) at outings that are not disclosed on this "public" list.

BR-549 said...


Chicken and dumplins, strawberry pie,
And steaks at Tico's, My-oh-my!
Eggs a-scrambled, and pancakes, too,
then off to Iron Horse to drink till you're blue!
Prayers for breakfast and a booze-filled night time,
All paid for on a lobbyist's dime!


Anonymous said...

What a bunch of free loaders.

Anonymous said...

My favorite memory of the legislature was watching certain senators move books on their bookcase to expose a secret liquor stash and watching them mix drinks in their fancy coffee cups and head to the floor to conduct the people business! Some damn good coffee! God Bless Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

These guys want like to hell to go to Danny's but are like Baptist Deacons in the sixties with 'package stores' - scared to death somebody (Like The Kingfish) will publicize it. So they just pick up a Penthouse and head to the room after supper.

Anonymous said...

Years ago when I did a bit of 'over-nighting' with state jobs I always carried small framed photos of the wife and kids and set them out on the table by the telephone in the hotel rooms. Wonder if they still do that.

Anonymous said...

So why in the hell do they need per diem? They are fed morning, noon and night.

Anonymous said...

This is penny ante compared to being the invited and paid speaker for conventions at resorts all over the country.

Anonymous said...

Way too much attention paid to this. Many of the more 'powerful' legislators view these functions as a pain in the ass rather than as a benefit. They have to make a showing because whether its the supervisors, municipal league, volunteer fire fighters, nurses, or whatever, their local constitutents are going to be there and expect to see their legislator.

Some, granted, live off the finger food and drinks that are served at these functions. Most, though, get in and out as quick as they can (with a few exceptions, where there is really good food) and head to a real dinner with whoever is wanting their ear.

If you look over the list of folks that are sponsoring these events, it contains groups that most folks on here condemning the practice are connected with - most every business, profession, non-profit, governmental entity is sponsoring some kind of event. Frankly, I don't see what's wrong with the Gulf Coast coming up and sponsoring a reception showcasing their great restaurants; or the Supervisors or cities sponsoring an event to mix with legislators that affect so much of what goes on in their local area.

But, I guess I am too much of the swamp and realize that government and those that we elect to represent us are not all bad and corrupt.

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