Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A Fondren Independence Day....

This is what passes for a Broadway show in Jackson.   Thanks to the reader who submitted this photo.




54 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very eclectic don't you think? Fits right in with The Fondren.

Anonymous said...

HOLD ALL COMMENTS! There could be a puppy down there! They hate firecrackers and manholes.

Anonymous said...

So artsy and edgy! /s

Anonymous said...

A huge pothole in "The Fondren." Who knew?

Anonymous said...

I didn’t spend no 30 plus years (minus 4 if you count my time in Starkville) in Fondren for some blue-blooded Yankee carpetbagger to be callin it “The Fondren”. I got nuthin else in life to be proud of, ‘cept that one time I ran into Skynyrd’s roadcrew at the flora bama.

Anonymous said...

Seems that would be against some sort of flag edicate. Putting it on a stick over sewer hole

Anonymous said...

You could sell that display to some stupid bitch for $100 at Mistletoe Marketplace.

Anonymous said...

If a flag can be raised at Iwo Jima, then I think a sewer hole will pass muster as acceptable

Anonymous said...

@6:32
Yes, there are plenty of NE Jackson lining up to buy that for minimum of $100

Anonymous said...

"You could sell that display to some stupid bitch for $100 at Mistletoe Marketplace."

You just caused hot flashes and seething anger among 200 pilgrimage shoppers!

Anonymous said...

Dominos pizza will fill the potholes in your city if someone in Jackson is interested... www.pavingforpizza.com

Anonymous said...

So much classier than the old tires they use in the potholes in Broadmoor.

It's amazing how many potholes are big enough to hold an old tire.

Anonymous said...

I wish someone would give me one reason to live within the city limits of Jackson. I don't get it...the place is horrible in every way.

Anonymous said...

Hope for Jackson keeps fading away, more and more every passing day.

Rethink Jackson - Destination City said...

Surely y'all are mistaken. Jackson is number 25 on the 50 best places to retire list.

https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/retirement/T047-S001-50-best-places-to-retire-in-the-u-s-2018/index.html

Anonymous said...

That does not look like another pothole. That appears to be another missing manhole lid from a sanitary or storm sewer.

Anonymous said...

The mayor doesn't give a rat's behind about The Fondren as the residents are not his base. In most cities the mayor would cater to communities similar to The Fondren, but not this mayor, because he has his head so far up where the sun doesn't shine he can't even see The Fondren.

The Anonymous said...

So saying "The Fondren" is becoming a thing here now?

I just can't figure if it's the arrogant residents of The Jackson (like The Belhaven, The Eastover, or The Northeast Jackson) pushing it or if it's people from The Madison and The Rankin County making fun.

One never knows when one reads The Jackson Jambalaya.

Louis LeFleur said...

7/4 @ 6:23, is "flag edicate" some form of flag education, as in flag etiquette?

Anonymous said...

And believe it or not, Jackson has the resources and is building a new CONCRETE sidewalk in Fondren. Priorities?

Anonymous said...

why live in belhaven or fondern?

time.

if you work downtown you save about 1 hour per day or more.

there are downsides to living in jackson for sure...but its largely safe and if you can afford private schools then it beats waiting on 463.

if madison ever builds the necessary infrastructure....and you can get around easily and quickly....jackson will then be much less attractive.

Anonymous said...

I like the way The Fondren sounds. You can’t stick The onto other areas of Jackson and make it work.

Anonymous said...

@10:23 Dominos would go bankrupt fixing potholes in this dump.

Anonymous said...

So, what is The Fondren going to do about this?

Anonymous said...

9:14 assures me 'Jackson is largely safe'. How damned comforting.

But, back to that claim. I think it means more people are not killed daily than ARE killed. That would be 'largely', right?

Anonymous said...


You can’t stick The onto other areas of Jackson and make it work.

I didn’t spend no 40 plus years (minus 8 if you count my time in The Starkvegas gittin my dee-gree) in The Jackson for some blue-blooded Yankee from The New York to be tellin me I cain't call it “The Belhaven”. I got nuthin else in life to be proud of, ‘cept that one time I seen my Dawgs beat the Mississippi Black Bear TSUNs in The Oxford.

HAIL THE STATE!

Anonymous said...

9:15 Yes you can.

I grew up in The West Jackson back in the 60s. It's always been called that... until some punk from The South Jackson came along and challenged our using The.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:14

Most of us are not willing to put our families in harm's way so we can have a shorter commute thus we refuse to live shitholes like Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Or you could live at Smith Park and make your trip to work even shorter. Think, PEOPLE!

Anonymous said...

I am going to propose a resolution from the city council, urging the citizens of The Fondren to unite against these naysayers that want to strip The Fondren of its rightful title.

Anonymous said...

@11:08
Yes all of the wealthy families that live in Meadowbrook highland and eastover, eastparke etc and pay tuition at JA st Andrews and Jackson prep just want to harm our kids. Don't be stupid. These families can live anywhere and many have beach houses and condos in Oxford... they simply enjoy where thry live. Look the CSpire families live in there too. So yes even the jerk that rents his Martha's vineyard beach house to Bush family and Obama can move but likes it in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Hey, 10:57, how's The Recrootin' coming along now that The Cheatin' has been exposed? The horror.

Anonymous said...

Dag nabbit, even The Fondren's streets be messed up. That settles it! We are moving from The Jackson to The Madison.

Anonymous said...

11:08 am

If the suburbs are so great...why are you so hostile to Fondren and people who live there?

Something tells me you are jealous of the extra 500 hours a year I get to spend with my family.

Its almost 4 pm now....you better get on the wheel little hamster.

Anonymous said...

3:19

Some folks rather live in south-central LA than drive in and out each day.

Enjoy your amenities.

Anonymous said...

3:56 PM

Do you speak English better than you write it?

I think I know what you are trying to say...but it is not really clear. I guess you are on your iphone on your 1 hour trek home?

And I'll enjoy my amenities....which is an odd thing to say....but OK.

Anonymous said...

9:14 - The Fondren streetscape program is funded by the Feds to the tune of $2,000,000 with an additional amount of about $600,000 being contributed locally. I would take that deal. Bitch when it falls apart, bitch when they fix it. Which are you going to pick? Let me, BOTH!

Anonymous said...

3:19pm...my office used to be downtown, but now it is in Madison like 1000's of others'. My drive is maybe 7 minutes if I miss the one light. Bonus...I don't have to worry about my wife being mugged outside of the grocery or my kids being car jacked while waiting at a light. Does anyone remember when those prep kids got mugged and a gun put the back of their heads and told "I should kill you honky MF'er". Happened at the park directly across from JA, 25 years ago. I guess the area has always been dangerous. That's when I decided I was not going to have my family exposed to that when I grew up. I just don't understand why one would expose themselves and their families to irreversible harm and trauma just to live in a zip code, especially someone with the means to not have to. However, those with means also have security out the ass....cameras, panic rooms, sensors, and alarms. Dang, I guess my family could have experienced what growing up in Mexico is like, as opposed to not even having to lock the front door.

Anonymous said...

5:03p. It’s not The Fondren Streetscape Program, it’s Fondren Streetscape Program

Anonymous said...

Jackson is Detroit 7-10 years ago and it is only getting worse. Nice homes are showing up on the MLS daily. Get out while there are still suckers out there to buy you out. Just tell prospects that you are moving to be closer to family.

-Denial is not a river in Egypt.
-Wake up and smell the coffee.

Anonymous said...

How long is the drive from The Fondren to The District at The Eastover? Actually, shouldn't it be The District at The Leftover?

Anonymous said...

6:23 Go back to English class.

Anonymous said...

so detroit is so bad, but they have an NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL team plus other cool stuff there. we have the braves and the muthershuckers....what gives?

Anonymous said...

The Parlor Market, The Zoo, The Civil Rights Museum, The Viaduct, The Highway 80 Corridor, The Iron Horse, The Governor's Mansion, The Coliseum, The Walthall, The Bus Station, The Cabaret, The Post Office, The Clarion Ledger Building, The Republican Party Headquarters, The Fondren....Turn your caps around you arrogant haters! Jackson is on THE MEND.

Anonymous said...

Detroit had all that stuff before they went to the shitter. Whose to say it stays there.

Anonymous said...

Teams leave pretty quickly when business gets bad: think Oakland Raiders football, Atlanta hockey (name escapes me), Hartford Whalers, St. Louis Rams, etc. etc. Detroit teams would leave if they had a strong incentive

Anonymous said...

Detroit has torn down several bad parts of the city and have redeveloped. This is thanks to the founder of dominos pizza as well as little Caesar family. They live in Detroit. Freetown is an awesome vibrant place so is the area around the newer stadiums and hoxkwytown. Loads of development napping in that city. Gained more white population than any city last 2 yrs. Look at the mayor there for that. You guys are clueless about Detroit.

Anonymous said...

5:10 pm

Madison is beautiful. It’s new and everything works.

If my office was there I’d live there too.

That doesn’t make Fondren a shit hole was my point.

500 hours a year in the car is too much for me to live in Madison.

Anonymous said...

Atlanta left from lack of hockey fans... they played in the new Phillips arena. Home of the Atlanta hawks. New Mercedes-Benz stadium is also downtown atlanta. The demographics in the city of Atlanta has shifted. Look at Buckhead it's in Atlanta the city. The easiest whites have caused Atlanta to increase in white population. Look at the city council and the black politicians are worried. Detroit pro teams have all new arenas or stadiums. Comerica park (tigers) new arena pistons and redwings... Ford field lions. Detroit is booming with new construction. Tearing down rundown black areas and it becomes expensive white areas. Gentrification and it's a racial issue if you ask me. White mayor in Detroit leading this.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:15

"500 hours a year in the car is too much for me to live in Madison" ???? R U Fred Flinstone or just full of shiite ? It takes me 20 mins to get anywhere in Jackson from my home in Madison...during rush hour.

Anonymous said...

Johnstone is 40 minutes from my office.

If you can get there in 20 please come get me in your time machine.

Anonymous said...

I can drive from Jackson to Yazoo City in an hour during rush hour. What part of Madison does it take an hour to drive to? I think I can help with your route.

Anonymous said...

No wonder there are so many wrecks...Mario and Dale are driving 125 mph to get to their office from their 3/2 fake stucco in left over Annandale...guess we can call that “The Leftover Dale”

Anonymous said...

Guys, let people live where they choose to live. I live in NE Jackson is convenient for my 4 kids at private school and close to hospital for call. I know plenty of nice areas in all 3 metro counties. People don't need to slam where people choose to live. It's simple as that. Seriously this gets old.

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