Monday, April 30, 2018

Flowood Follies at the Jackson City Council

Leave it to Jackson City Councilman DeKeither Stamps to say something rather enlightened during the debate over the Jackson Zoo's proposed move.  Start around 1:00 in the video.  Mr. Stamps says the zoo should not move to Lefleur's Bluff because hit will help Flowood.  You can't make this up.  Guess the city shouldn't do anything for East County Line Road or Highway 80.  Watch for yourself.

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Have a tip for JJ?

If you want to send a tip to JJ and really want to cover your tracks, download the Wickr app to your phone.  Wickr uses end to end encryption and the messages are set to blow up within a time period that is set by the sender.  Messages are not stored.  Wickr does not even have the encryption keys. It is used by dissidents living under authoritarian regimes worldwide.  Kingfish is Kingfish1935 on Wickr. 

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Bullets fly

JPD issued the following statements. 

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Matchbook Monday

It's time for Matchbook Monday.  Some true gems of Jackson's past are posted below.  Feel free to add your stories or any information about them in the comments section as you enjoy these blasts from the past. Readers can email copies of any old matchbooks to kingfish1935@gmail.com. 

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Sheriff settles lawsuit for $75,000.

Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason settled a lawsuit for $75,000 with Alicia Alexander.  Ms. Alexander is the former wife of a Hinds County Deputy.  She accused HCSO Lieutenant Janie Myles of arresting her after Alexander accused Myles breaking up her marriage and having an affair with her husband.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Bill Crawford: White space might fix broadband problems


White space surrounding rural folks across Mississippi may be the solution to closing our digital divide.
 
Huh?

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Sunday Morning Sermon

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon from the late Dr. Frank Pollard. 

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Stokes Gets Stoked Over the Zoo

The Saturday Night Crew will have fun with this post. Jackson  Ward 3 City Councilman Kenneth Stokes issued this bull against the Jackson Zoological Society and Ward 2 Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr. 

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The Return of the Goblin King

Labyrinth returns to the big screen next week.   Jim Hensen, George Lucas, and of course, David Bowie star in this classic. Showtimes are posted below.



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Friday, April 27, 2018

What the shampoo is going on?

It's Friday night so enjoy this old clip of the Joe Pesci Show. 

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Update

JJ obtained new information about our fine young lad who was the subject of yesterday's "Arrest of the Day" post.  It seems that he had ten outstanding tickets for traffic (moving) violations so the poh-lice finally came and got him.  The video is posted below.  It's a safe bet that he gave his family a different story. 

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The Zoo debate continues

Jackson Ward 3 City Councilman Kenneth Stokes failed in his attempt to terminate the lease of the Jackson Zoological Society Tuesday night's meeting of the Jackson City Council.   The City Council voted to refer the matter to a committee.  The Jackson Zoological Society operates the Jackson Zoo under a lease agreement that was made in 2006 with the city of Jackson . The lease expires on September 30.

Kingfish note: The discussion grew rather colorful at times.  The videos and a report on what was actually said Tuesday night will be posted during the weekend.  However, JJ thought it would make readers aware of some of what is going on behind the scenes.  Here are some of the emails that are being circulated by opponents of moving the Jackson Zoo to Lefleur's Bluff.  The Kingfish has gone rogue in posting these emails as the public has a right to see what is going on out there in cyberworld. 

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Murder-suicide in Rankin

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Viking Owner to repay $2.5 million

State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following statement. 

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Brandon PD seize 143 lbs of meth

The Brandon Police Department issued the following press release.

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Throwback Thursday

It's been 22 years since Kenneth Tornes went on a racist rampage to kill whites at the Jackson Fire Department. The Jackson firefighter showed up at JFD headquarters on April 24, 1996, and killed four white JFD officials and injured three others (one of the injured victims was black).  He led police on a chase that ended in front of McRae's at Northpark Mall.  Ridgeland police officer Corporal Richard Gooch stopped Tornes with what can only be described as an incredible shot.  Gooch shot Tornes in the eye at 50 yards with a pistol.  The 9mm round did not kill Tornes, but instead glanced off of his skull.  Tornes died in prison. 

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Arrest of the Day

This video of a JPD arrest is making the rounds on Facebook.   A JPD officer attempted to arrest a fine young gentleman who was unfortunately the subject of an arrest warrant.

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Traffic death on 220

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Food Hall coming to District at Eastover

The District at Eastover issued the following press release. 

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Library lamentations

JJ ran a little behind in March and forgot to post a couple of things.  Here are the public comments made at the February meeting of the Jackson-Hinds Library System Board of Trustees.  The public comments were on par with those made at the Jackson City Council, but fell just below the standard established by Enoch Sanders.

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WE ARE COBRA *$&#@(% KAI!!!

Check out what is playing tonight at 7 at Tinseltown and Malco.

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Clarion-Ledger raises prices

JJ asked and the readers responded by submitting copies of their latest newspaper bills.  Check out the new subscription rates from the Clarion-Ledger.

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Sid Salter: McDaniel seems to think state voters are incapable of separating truth from fiction

Okay, so the latest political tantrum from state Sen. Chris McDaniel operates on this narrative – he “demands” that Mississippi television stations stop running ads funded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which make the claim that McDaniel is a trial lawyer.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Butch Evans pleads guilty to tax fraud

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Mason-Dixon poll: Hood edges Reeves

A Mason-Dixon poll states that Attorney General Jim Hood beats Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves in a matchup for the 2019 gubernatorial election 44-39.  The sample size was 625 voters.  The poll is posted below.  The demographic information is on page six. 

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PEER: PERS needs help

The PEER Committee issued the following statement and report.

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The shrinking Mississippi media

The capitol will have one less watchdog.  The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal laid off an editor and reporter yesterday but the reporter is the one who covered the state capitol, Bobby Harrison.  Readers may cheer at the sight of a shrinking "liberal media" but the good ole boyz will have one less set of eyes watching their shenanigans in what is already the most corrupt state in America. Mr. Barksdale should consider replacing a couple of his reporters with Mr. Harrison.  He would be able to double the workload at half the price.   Hmm...... just had a thought.  If NEMDJ is laying off staff, what about it's sister publication, the Mississippi Business Journal? Will it face any cutbacks? 

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Oldie but goodie

Enjoy this old video as these two guys nail Pacino and De Niro all the way down to the fancy footwork.

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DPS: Backstabbing the Blue

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety failed yet again in its attempt to purge a sissified trooper from the ranks of the Mississippi Highway Patrol.  The Mississippi Employee Appeals Board ordered DPS to reinstate with back pay Sergeant James Richards.  DPS fired Sgt. Richards for the unlawful use of controlled substances even though he was recovering from hip replacement surgery and had prescriptions for the drugs he used.

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Matchbook Monday

It's time for Matchbook Monday.  Some true gems of Jackson's past are posted below.  Feel free to add your stories or any information about them in the comments section as you enjoy these blasts from the past. Readers can email copies of any old matchbooks to kingfish1935@gmail.com.  There is at least one politically incorrect one in this batch.  Enjoy.

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Zoo Board votes to open meetings to public.

The Board of Directors for the Jackson Zoological Society voted on April11 to allow the public to attend board meetings.*   Public comments will not be allowed.   The Board can vote to go into executive session on a motion of a Board member for any subject.    The Board is comprised of an equal mix of members appointed by the non-profit Jackson Zoological Society and the Jackson City Council.

 Meanwhile, Jackson Ward 3 City Councilman Kenneth Stokes placed the following item on the agenda for tomorrow's meeting of the City Council:

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Westworld Returns Tonight

Westworld returns tonight.  If you want a refresher or haven't watched the first season, Alt Shift X posted a pretty good summary on Youtube that also provides a few easily-missed but crucial details. The video is posted below.

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Idiot of the Day

Update: BPD charged Fulton with unlawful possession of explosives.  

The Brandon Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Sunday Morning Sermon

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon given by the late Dr. Frank Pollard.

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Bill Crawford: Handicapping the 3rd District Race

June 5th primaries to begin choosing who will fill the 3rd District congressional seat abandoned by Rep. Gregg Harper are six weeks away. Six candidates are seeking the Republican nomination, two the Democratic nomination.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Checking the 990's

Posted below are the 990's for the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Mississippi Opera, Ballet Mississippi, New State, Inc., and the Jackson Zoological Society.

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Suspect shoots at JPD

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Rockets roar into Raymond

Looking for something cool to do this weekend? Check this out. 




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Friday, April 20, 2018

Huh?

The Jackson Mayor made this statement about the Rez at his press conference about the Jackson Zoo last week.

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Go see Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Sergeant Stubby: An American Hero, is now playing at local theaters and deserves your support.   The movie is about one lonely pit bull pup who was adopted by a Doughboy as he went through boot camp during The Great War.  His master snuck him along to France where he became a hero in the trenches.  It is showing at Malco, Tinseltown although it did not receive the best showtimes (posted below).  Go see this movie.



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Begley fires back at Moak

Jackson attorney and Democratic activist Samuel Begley issued the following statement. 

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Mason Dixon: Hyde-Smith fares better against Espy.

A Mason-Dixon poll states that newly-appointed U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith handily beats former Congressman Mike Espy in a runoff.  However, the same poll claims that State Senator Chris McDaniel trails Mr. Espy by a narrow margin.  The poll reported a large number of undecided voters, 46% and 40%, in each poll. The sample was 625 voters.  The poll is posted below.  Demographic information is posted on page six.

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday travels back to the early 1960's at Central High School.   Enjoy these videos. 

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Gilmer goes to the dogs

Attorney Barry Gilmer was charged with willful discharge of a firearm toward a dwelling and disturbing the peace today.   He surrendered to the Madison County Sheriff's Office.  His bond is $1,000.  The police report is posted below.

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Court reverses Ridgeland on Costco

The Mississippi Supreme Court struck down the Ridgeland zoning ordinances that were created to help Costco.   JJ is currently reviewing the opinion but here is the key point:

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NOW we start.

Former Congressman Mike Espy and Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton submitted their qualifying papers for the U.S. Senate special election in November to the Secretary of State today.  

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MUDFIGHT!!!

Never say the Democrat don't know how to have a good time with an election.  Posted below is a letter that was sent to the Mississippi Democratic Party Executive Committee.   It appears the residency of a Senatorial candidate might be in dispute.

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Remembering Barbara Bush

This video says it all.  Enjoy. 

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Catfight turns deadly

JPD issued the following statements: 

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Watch 'em go at it live.

Watch the Third Congressional District candidates debate tonight.  Americans For Prosperity sponsored tonight's debate and is streaming the event live on Facebook.  The streaming video is posted below.

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Update on Davis Magnet carjacking case

Daniel Henry currently awaits trial nearly two years after he was arrested for carjacking and shooting a mother who was dropping off her child early one morning at Davis Magnet Elementary.   The story began on May 6, 2016.  WLBT reported:

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Plantin' at Parchman

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued the following statement and video.

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Remain calm. All is well.

Jackson State University issued the following statement.

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The Shapley's divorce is final.

The Koestlers and Shapleys issued this statement yesterday:

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Sid Salter: Will South Dakota case bridge new revenue for Mississippi?

As state officials scramble for resources to address infrastructure concerns in the wake of the closure of over 100 Mississippi bridges deemed unsafe by federal authorities, the stance of some of those same state officials on collecting Internet sales taxes seems particularly relevant.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Chief Judge on COA to retire

The Mississippi Court of Appeals issued the following statement.

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By the numbers......

Fundraising reports for the candidates in the Third Congressional District race were due last weekend.  Read 'em and weep.

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Shapley's settles

The War of the Shaps is apparently over.  U.S. District Judge Carleton Reeves dismissed all lawsuits between Mark and Mary Shapley and Koestler Inc. yesterday.  The Shapleys and Koestler family were brawling in court over who had the right to the "Shapley's" restaurant name. 

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MDE forms Student Testing Task Force

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.

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Butch Evans to plead guilty in Epps scandal.

Guy "Butch" Evans will plead guilty on April 24 in U.S. District Court before Judge Henry Wingate. A grand jury indicted Evans for one count of bribery and one count of fraud in 2016 in the Chris Epps scandal.  A recent filing in the case states:

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Woman's body found by Woodway

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Governor appoints Gowan replacement.

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following statement.

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Zoo consultants questioned fund-raising campaign

The Jackson Zoo commissioned the consulting firm Shultz & Williams to study the ability of the Jackson Zoo to fund a major facelift.  The recommendations were not encouraging  as S&W recommended that the firm not proceed with a $15 million capital campaign until the zoo's future was more secure.  The report's executive summary is posted below. 

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Canton High School student arrested for threats

WLBT is streaming a press-conference in Canton right now.  It is posted below.

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Matchbook Monday

Welcome to Matchbook Monday.  There are some true gems of Jackson's past posted below.  Feel free to add your stories or any information about them in the comments section.  Enjoy these blasts from the past. Readers can email copies of any old matchbooks they might have to kingfish1935@gmail.com.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Noooooooooo!!!!! R. Lee Ermey, R.I.P.

Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin:

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Marcus Agitates Council

M.A.C. Construction owner Marcus Wallace had a few things to say to the City Council about public works contracts last week.  The video is posted below.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached from Psalm 33 in this 1989 sermon. 

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Bill Crawford: A Tale of Two Headlines

The same information released by State Auditor Stacey Pickering resulted in two quite different headlines.

"Study: Economic development incentives paying off for state," read the headline in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.

"Auditor: Failed economic projects cost Mississippi taxpayers $185M," read the headline in the Clarion-Ledger.

Both are accurate, both based on the same report by Pickering, but both convey very different perspectives. So, too, do the stories.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

"You're not woke, you're just a douchebag."

Bill Maher is hitting his stride with this free speech thing.  Enjoy.

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Priester speaks on Zoo

Jackson Ward 2 City Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr. penned his thoughts about the Jackson Zoo's future on Facebook this week: 

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James Tulp: The Gospel is Hate Speech

Let’s define our terms. While one could write a series of books on the gospel of Jesus Christ according to the Bible, the apostle Paul defines it most succinctly in Romans 1:16 as “the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes”. And for those who don’t? We’ll address that later.

What about hate speech? One of the biggest problems with it is the lack of an agreed upon, objective definition. That’s because it is inherently subjective. Earlier this week we saw Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, while testifying before Congress, attempt to emphasize the necessity to police hate speech in one breath, then struggle to define hate speech in another.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Greg Brand: There they go again.

"There you go again" emerged as a single defining phrase of the 1980 presidential election between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. The phrase has endured in the political lexicon in news headlines and articles, as a way to quickly refer to various candidates, operatives or a political party bringing certain issues up repeatedly during debates, campaigns. In the context of current Mississippi politics, a paraphrase of that often used Reagan response applies to the actions of leaders, operatives and pundits of today’s MS GOP.

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Progress!

Smith Park reopens today.  Check out how it looked after the barricades were removed this morning.

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Friday at the Fights

Just some local lads pugilizing.  Cousin or no cousin, he probably should have paid him back.

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Whit Hughes raises over $300,000.

The Whit Hughes for Congress campaign announced it raised $304,354 since January 17.  More than 450 individual donated to the campaign.  The campaign issued the following press release. 

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Throwback Thursday

Speaking of Muhammad Ali, once upon a time, the Heavyweight Champeen of the World visited Jackson......

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Stamps steps away from Finance Committee

Jackson Ward 4 City Councilman De'Keither Stamps announced his resignation this evening as Chairman of the Finance Committee.  The letter he submitted to City Council President Charles Tillman is posted below.

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Need a plumber?

If you need a plumber to work on gas lines, give Quentin Jones a try.  Unfortunately, it can be hard to find a plumber who will do such work in Jackson.  The city makes it difficult to get a license to do such work.  Quite a few plumbers will work in Jackson but are unable to work on gas lines.  Mr. Jones is very good and reasonable on price.  You can reach him at 601 906-5683. 

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State Senator opposed any penalties for animal cruelty or dog-fighting

WARNING: VIOLENT & GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS ARE USED.

 State Senator Barbara Blackmon (D-CMU) said she opposed any penalties for animal cruelty or dog-fighting.  The esteemed Senator made the comment during debate over a dog-fighting bill in February.  The Senate debated a bill, SB# 2934, that would toughen the penalties against dog-fighting.  Senator Barbara Blackmon (D-CMU) stood like a stonewall as she fought against the bill in heated debate one February afternoon this year.

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Unrest in the ranks?

This letter about JPD was sent to all members of the Jackson City Council.  It is not signed so take it with a grain of salt.

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D.A. provides therapy dog to witnesses

District Attorney (19th Circuit*) Tony Lawrence issued the following statement.


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Relief for traditional health insurance plans

Mississippi Insurance Commish Miguel Chaney issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

15 rounds with The Champ

Found this little gem on Youtube: Billy Crystal's tribute to Muhammad Ali, "15 Rounds."  Enjoy.

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"We will use all tools in our toolbox"

So said a strident Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba about stopping a proposed move of the Jackson Zoo.   Mayor Lumumba spoke at a press conference held in front of City Hall this afternoon.  City leaders and the Working Together Jackson Coalition appeared with the Mayor. 

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Sales Tax Commission voted to bail out water/sewer fund in March.

The 1% Sales Tax Commission meets this afternoon.  JJ ran behind and is just now getting around to posting the video of the March meeting as well as the documents provided at that meeting. The Commission voted to spend nearly $7 million to shore up a depleted water and sewer fund.  

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East County Line Road is OPEN!.

That was quick.  The city of Ridgeland issued the following statement:

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List of bridge closings

Posted below is the list of bridges closed by Governor Phil Bryant yesterday.   The list will be updated as bridges are fixed and more are added to the list after inspection.  There are 23 in Hinds County and none in Madison or Rankin counties.

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Sid Salter: Can Mississippi Democrats replicate the "Alabama miracle?"

Mississippi Democrats are hoping for a repeat of the political “miracle” that handed their counterparts in Alabama a U.S. Senate seat last December.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Watching Westworld

Yet another Westworld trailer dropped today with some heavy-duty spoilers.   Watch and enjoy.

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Governor closes 83 bridges

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following statement.

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Bedwetter alert: UK edition

It almost hurts to post this tweet from a British police unit.  To think these people once ruled the world and beat the Nazis.

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JPS wants to borrow more money.

Uh-oh.  The Jackson Public Schools District wants to play around with bonds again.  The Clarion-Ledger reported yesterday:

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Motorcyclist killed

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statements.

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Millsaps-Chism survey: Voters like Bryant & Hood

Millsaps College and Chism Strategies released a "State of the State survey that is posted below.

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Good deed of the day

Awwwwwwwwwwww..........

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The rain in Spain means pain

or better yet.... the good guys win a round. 

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Monday, April 9, 2018

TB case at Ole Miss

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Task force to study releasing JPD officer names involved in shootings

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following press release.

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Body of Tenn. killer found

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement. 

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Bickers busted.

A federal grand jury indicted Atlanta wheeler & dealer and noted Jackson tourist Mitzi Bickers  for bribery. last week.  The Atlanta Constitution-Journal reported:

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Matchbook Monday

Welcome to Matchbook Monday.  Several matchbooks of Jackson's past are posted below.  Feel free to add your stories or any information about them in the comments section.  Enjoy these blasts from the past. Readers can email copies of any old matchbooks they might have to kingfish1935@gmail.com.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Oops!

File this under "Stupid Crook of the Day."

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Sunday Morning Sermon

The late Dr. Frank Pollard (First Baptist Church, Jackson) preached on "The Good Life" in this 1989 sermon.  If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: Senator Serendipity

Serendipity is a word with an unusual history. It derives from an Italian translation of a 14th Century Persian fairy tale. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, serendipity was coined by English author Horace Walpole who had stumbled upon a “fairy tale called 'The Three Princes of Serendip.'" Walpole said the three princes "were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of."

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Saturday night at the movies.

Took a break from hunting Sandinistas tonight to post this miniseries from 1988, Favorite Son.  It garnered great ratings at the time.  It's a pretty good political thriller if you are in the mood for that sort of thing.  Enjoy.

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James Tulp: Death by a billion deactivations

The website that has defined a generation is dying a slow death. When Facebook first launched on February 4, 2004, the company obsessed with two things- being “cool” and getting as many people addicted to its platform as possible. It accomplished the former by excluding old people- literally- at first you needed an .edu email address to create an account. It accomplished the latter by “exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology”, as inaugural president Sean Parker put it. This strategy worked well for Facebook. Really well.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Grease returns to the big screen.

Take a break from the comic book movies and endless sequels this weekend and next Saturday.  The showtimes are posted below.



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JPD gets 'em.

JPD issued the following statement.

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Espy announces candidacy for Senate

Former Congressman Mike Espy, Esq. issued the following statement.

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Governor Phil Bryant & Governor John Bel Edwards: Infrastructure help needed.

As our nation’s infrastructure ages, the evidence of the decline is obvious, and more importantly, the effect is felt on a daily basis. That’s why it is easy for governors operating in a bipartisan way to stand together on matters of infrastructure investment. As the elected leaders of two small, rural states, we are pleased and thankful President Trump has started a national conversation on infrastructure with his proposal. We believe infrastructure is a critical factor to the economic success of our states, and if implemented properly, it will not only create jobs, but bring value to our citizens and build communities unlike this country has seen in decades. As such, there are at least three points worth mentioning:

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Study: $74 million to renew Livingston Park

I wish I were making this up, I really do.  Check out this plan for the revitalization of Livingston Park that was prepared for the city of Jackson a couple of years ago.   Don't drink something while you are reading it.  Hint: $100,000 for a dog park.  Keep in mind it does not include any improvements to the actual zoo.  Total cost: $74 million although the "public development" costs are only $13.5 million.

The firm, Wier Boerner Allin, created the study at no cost to the city.  City official asked the architectural firm to give it an estimate of what adding a specified list of amenities to the park would cost.  The Yarber administration chose not to move forward with the plan after it saw the price tag. The study is posted below and should be viewed as what it would cost to turn the park into something resembling the nicer parks in other areas. 

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Weill wants Court of Appeals

Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill issued the following statement.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Throwback Thursday

Today's edition of Throwback Thursday is the result of browsing around old issues of the Clarion-Ledger.  Posted below are some of the more interesting ads and items gleaned from jumping around the archives at random.  Enjoy.

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State Auditor: MDA blew nearly $200 million on failed projects

State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following press release. 

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Canton Mayor sics cops on school board member

Canton Mayor Dr. William Truly threw a Canton School Board member out of a Board of Aldermen meeting this week for merely attending the public meeting.

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Win a Glock

The Ridgeland Police Department posted the following message on Facebook. 

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It's in the hole!!!

Check out The Golden Bear's grandson at Augusta yesterday.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

JJ poll: Move the Zoo

JJ asked if the Jackson Zoo should move and readers overwhelmingly said yes, it should.  1030 votes were cast.   Oddly enough, the 18% of the readers voted to shut it down.  The results are posted below.

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Cosmo Board responds to State Auditor demand

Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology Executive Director Sharon Clark issued the following statement.

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June's Justice: $100K bond for murder.

 Murder is apparently only worth $100,000 in Jackson.  Jackson Municipal Court Judge June Hardwick set bond at $100,000 for a man charged with murder last weekend.

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Sid Salter: Comparing the records

 On March 21, state Sen. Chris McDaniel sent yet another installment of an email blast for a fundraising come-on he entitled the “Remember Mississippi Moneybomb” in which he seeks $100,000 before a self-imposed “March 31st at Midnight” deadline.

When last I checked the McDaniel “Moneybomb” web landing page on March 29, the Ellisville attorney had raised $26,455 of that total with three days to go. But the verbiage of the campaign cash appeal was in many ways far more interesting than the tick-tock, tick-tock of the deadline.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

National women's group endorses Doty.

The Value In Electing Republican Women Political Action Committee (VIEW PAC) today endorsed Mississippi State Senator Sally Doty in her race for Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional seat, following the pending retirement of U.S. Representative Greg Harper (R-MS).

“VIEW PAC’s mission is to elect the most qualified Republican women to Congress,” Senator Doty said.  “This endorsement by such a highly regarded organization is not only an honor, but a good measure of my prior experience and accomplishment as a state legislator. I am very pleased that the seasoned leaders of VIEW PAC hold my record of service in the legislature and my candidacy for Congress in such high esteem.”

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Espy leads Senate poll

Former Congressman Mike Espy leads Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and State Senator Chris McDaniel in a poll commissioned by Chism Strategies, a known Democratic outfit.  The poll states that Mr. Espy leads with 34% of the vote while Senator Hyde-Smith garnered 27% and State Senator McDaniel had 21%.  The poll of general election voters was conducted in March.   The crosstabs are posted below as well.

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State Auditor issues over $200,000 in demands

State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following statement. 

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MDOC quizzes two deaths.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued the following statement. 

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Only thing missing was Uniform Tango

Note: Posted below is the video of the March 19 special meeting of the Pelahatchie Board of Aldermen. 

Local NAACP honcho Wayne McDaniels blasted Pelahatchie Mayor Ryshonda Beechem because she dared to - gasp - appear on a fund-raising invitation for a Republican.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

MSGOP Celebrates Women's history


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Update on Pearl shooting

The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement.

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The War of the Shaps rages

The Shapleys and Koestlers continued their war over the use of the "Shapley's" name in federal court last week as  Koestler, Inc. asked the court to award them the "Shapley's" trademark and enforce a non-compete clause against Mark and Mary Shapley.  Koestler is moving to the site formerly occupied by Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Renaissance while Mark Shapley announced last week he and his wife are going to operate a restaurant at the current site of Shapley's on Centre Street in Ridgeland.

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Too funny

KIM Waaaaaaaaaaaade was on a roll Friday afternoon.  Listen for yourself.

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Roadwork to begin on E. County Line Rd.

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement.

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Matchbook Monday

Welcome to Matchbook Monday.  Several matchbooks of Jackson's past are posted below.  Feel free to add your stories or any information about them in the comments section.  Enjoy these blasts from the past. Readers can email copies of any old matchbooks they might have to kingfish1935@gmail.com.

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter is about winning

Enjoy this 1999 Easter sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard if you can't make it to church this morning.

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Bill Crawford: Will Trump's strongman example become U.S. norm?

Dictators rule. In the U.S., presidents are supposed to govern. The differences between ruling and governing are stark, e.g., Russia's Vladimir Putin rules, Germany's Angela Merkel governs.
 
Unlike Ronald Reagan, our current president just doesn't get it. President Donald Trump tends to praise the Putins and disdain the Merkels.

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Police shooting in Pearl.

Pearl police shot a man during a traffic stop on I-20 tonight after he pulled a gun during a traffic stop.  The man is expected to live. MBI is investigating.

Update (4/1): The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement:

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Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).


Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.


In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.


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Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

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