Monday, June 25, 2018

Whit Hughes Speaks to the Voters

Congressional District Candidate Whit Hughes penned the following letter to  voters in the 3rd District. 

Faith and family have always driven my decision-making. That certainly was the case with my entry into this Congressional race. But, honestly, a good bit of my motivation also has to do with that I feel the same way so many Mississippians do about how we handle politics.

Every day on the campaign trail I hear many of the same passionate comments: “I am fed up with establishment politics. I have no voice in Washington.”

“I am tired of the same small circle of establishment folks thinking they’re entitled to hand-pick who our leaders are going to be.”

“I want someone to go support the President and fight to change DC.”

“I am not interested in another career politician lawyer. We have plenty of them in Washington.” “I want a businessperson who will fight to get the government out of my way.”

My response is always the same – “I completely agree with you and this is why I am running. As a conservative, I hope you will stand up and say enough is enough and let’s make a difference on Election Day!”

I would argue the time has to be now. As a nation, we are on so many tracks that are not sustainable. Our solution to tackling these problems cannot be to choose the person who has been standing in line the longest.

I’ve been fighting to bring more jobs to our state and expand healthcare access for central Mississippi – not standing in line and not waiting to be tapped on the shoulder by some politico.

President Trump proved with his victory in 2016 that our country has moved past the establishment ways of deciding elections and that the person chosen should be the one that can help our country, our state, our community in the most effective way. Nothing is going to change unless we send leaders and fighters to Congress to work every day to fix the problems in our state. And yes there are problems – problems that must be addressed by leaders who can fix them for the good of Mississippians.

The good news is, on Tuesday the 26th, voters have a clear option. I respect my opponent, but he and I have different backgrounds and different experiences. We also have differences on several serious policy issues… even about something as fundamental to our great country as the importance of constitutional rights.

I released my policy priorities months ago so that voters would know exactly where I stood on the issues. You can still find them on my website – I have campaigned in nearly every community in the 3rd District because I wanted to engage voters on a

personal level. Almost every day during this runoff election, my wife, Shelley, and I have held town halls throughout the district – answering hundreds of questions from voters.

My opponent has refused to debate me or join me at any of my town halls. I don’t know where he stands on many issues and if you look at his website you won’t find any specifics either. He’s simply stood on the sidelines this runoff trying to protect his lead and run out the clock.

This is like saying, “give me the job, but I’m not going to sit down to interview for it!”

You have a choice on Tuesday the 26th. You CAN shape the outcome of this race.

If you want a strong leader with some backbone and real business experience – then I’m your candidate.

If you want somebody who cares more about serving than he cares about climbing the political ladder – then I’m your candidate.

If you want somebody who is ready to fight for your family, your community, the conservative issues that matter to us – then I’m your candidate.

I would be honored to have your support and your vote.

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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.

Note: Security provided by INS