Friday, August 3, 2018

Open Thread

I'll be tied up for a few hours and since it worked so well last week, consider this post to be an open thread. 

68 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seeing the ridiculous amount of JPS bond counsel payments, coupled with the idiots attempting to make moving the zoo a racial issue embarrasses me regarding the elected leaders of my city. It is like dealing with 9 year olds.

Anonymous said...

What is the status of the investigation into the dumbass Mayor of Pelahatchie's intentional act of splitting of an illegal invoice into two, smaller sums (below the $5,000 threshold) for the purpose of defrauding the Board of Aldermen into approving payment so she wouldn't get sued? Is the new state auditor investigating that?

Anonymous said...

I understand the City has its FY 2018-2019 hearings this month. I've got a bet with a friend on how much of a millage increase they are going to hit us with this year.

Anonymous said...

What's this about Trump vs. The Koch Brothers? And now the Republican National Committee is siding with Trump? Isn't there a strong Koch presence in MS?

Change the Flag and Fill the Potholes said...

To all the numbskulls who routinely chastise the MS congressional delegation for "pork" spending in MS: A shout-out to the Feds for the bang-up job repaving I-55 and the frontage roads. Man, the feel of smooth pavement is nice!!! And a reminder to Tater and the other "conservative" fiscal hawks who overlook state infrastructure needs because increasing gas taxes is un'Republican and un'Merican: we vote.

Anonymous said...

11:18 Koch Brothers funds Americans for Prosperity run by Russ Latino.

Messick said...

I didn't write this one, but it could be informative for you gin drinkers out there. Words to imbibe by.


From Broker's Gin:


A properly made Gin and Tonic is one of life’s great pleasures. It should be ice cold and bitter clean with a sharp bite to it. With just a few basic rules you can have a drink that approaches perfection:

Always use Broker’s Gin, kept in the freezer for extra coldness.

Never use tonic from a spray gun or a bottle that has been standing opened. Your tonic water should always be a freshly opened bottle. Open a large bottle only if you intend to use it all immediately. Do not be tempted by diet versions.

Take a tall glass with a heavy bottom (which makes the bubbles in the tonic last longer). If there’s time, frost the glass in the freezer beforehand.

Ice is crucial. At home you should use large chunks of ice made from filtered or bottled water and pat them dry with a tea towel. Put 2 or 3 chunks in the glass and add a generous measure of gin.

Pour in enough tonic to fill the glass. What you’re aiming for is just over double the amount of tonic to gin.

Add a freshly cut wedge of lemon, or if you wish for a slightly different flavour, lime.

Stir to release the juniper flavour. Bliss!

Anonymous said...

I still wondering how Madison ended of with their new under qualifed Superintendent of Education.

Anonymous said...

Did Baby Chok get certified in pothole repairs at the Haaarrvard seminar?

Anonymous said...

So, who's tied you up? Asking for a friend.

Anonymous said...

Putin doesn't like the Kochs, so Trump had to turn against them.

Anonymous said...

Fu@k the Koch brothers... they don't represent me or half of the Trump voters. That's the difference... people wonder why Trump won the working class and republicans rarely do get votes from those type of voters. It's because he isn't in bed with pharma or the wall street guys. His support in Rasmussen poll and CNN poll shows 31% approval black voters for Trump. I'm one of those. It says Only 13% last yr... that's more than double... MAGA. Blacks for trump!!! I've I have done brick work for 20 years and only voted 2 times before.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone else disturbed by the new trend of approved posts being "deleted by a blog administrator"? I've noticed this at least three times recently. I'm wondering if KF is doing this or if he has granted admin rights to someone who is a loose cannon.

I accept that some posts don't pass the muster and never get published, but we're talking about posts that were approved, read, commented on, then deleted for some mysterious reason.

I don't like this, especially if it's some other person who is pulling this.

Real World Problems vs Ivy League Claptrap Solutions said...

Brother Kali's cautions of a Syriza Trap look more prescient with each passing day. He had to have known what all now see. That Mayor Talk-a-lot was unprepared to deal with the sheer depth of Jackson's problems.

Anonymous said...

11:33 - we must be soul mates. One of my best friends and I devoted much of the summer of 1973 while undergrad students at the U. of Utah to perfecting the gin & tonic. I have only one suggestion to your recipe: use only lime, squeeze it directly on top of the stirred drink, and use the rind to wet the rim of the glass. OMG, what memories and the perfect remedy for this sweltering hot weather!

Kingfish said...

Several readers have deleted their own comments recently.

Anonymous said...

How do you do that?

Anonymous said...

11:28 - Americans for Prosperity in MS is tight with the current leadership that's tight with Trump.

Anonymous said...

Local tv news is not worth watching anymore. Crime reports and foo foo entertainment crap is all it is. Why are there no good investigative reporters anymore?

Anonymous said...

With Forrest General Hospital being pulled into the investigation with Carl Nicholson and his former CPA firm, plus the pain cream scam in Hattiesburg, and add Charles Bolton and John Lee being sentenced for tax returns prepared by Nicholson and his former CPA firm, what is next for the Hub City?

Anonymous said...

Tate Reeves is like Uncle Earl Long in Louisiana....you can't find anybody that will admit to voting for him but he always comes out ahead when the returns come in. He also seems to agree with Uncle Earl's admonishment to a Louisiana State Trooper..."well, why the hell would you pick that one particular law to enforce!!!!" He will be the next Governor.

Anonymous said...

Sincere question for Democrats: Ok let's assume you really are for us "working class" folk.

What good is raising minimum wage if you are for tariff free international trade? Won't the only jobs available to us then be microwaving burgers for $12 bucks per hour? I wonder what that $12 or even $15 per hour be worth after the inflation sets in?

What good is raising taxes on Corporations if all they have to do is move to another country then export their crap the U.S.? Seems pretty easy to cut us American workers out. (See above)

I hear, "Well Americans don't want to do that job." To me that means the jobs don't pay enough. And if you keep open borders, how would it ever pay more? Why increase the supply or workers when we need demand for the labor to rise naturally?

Why would I vote with a bunch of white liberals, when they already pay a small fortune to avoid sending their kids to school with mine?

If I deserve affirmative action, it is because my ancestors were slaves here and some good natured folks want to try and help my children out. But if you give everyone a leg up except for white males, isn't that just discrimination?

Anonymous said...

Will Lucien Smith and the MS Republican Party stand up for America and Americans against Putin and Trump attacking Americans?

Yes or no.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone read the Mississippi Corruption Facebook page lately? Full of embezzlements!!

Anonymous said...

Does Dan Mullen have gun problem or a rules problem?

https://sports.yahoo.com/dan-mullen-floridas-no-weapons-policy-not-like-youre-not-allowed-gun-135805267.html

Anonymous said...

KF, any thoughts to requiring logins to comment? All of this anonymous stuff is getting old. I suspect it’s only a few keeping up the Jackson v Madison v Stankin Rankin comments. See what I did there?

Anonymous said...

If you are logged into a Google account, rather than posting anonymously, you can delete your own comments.

Anonymous said...

In May, I was in Got Gear Motorsport in Ridgeland. There was a “Sold” sign on a beautiful big expensive four wheeler. It was one of the Frazier brothers (can’t remember if it was Austin or Claiborne.) Just sharing!

Anonymous said...

These are not self deleted. If you delete your own comment it says it was deleted by the user. These says they were deleted by a blog administrator.

Also, unless it is a registered account you can't delete your own comment.

I posted a comment on a thread two days ago and it was deleted after being approved, posted, and commented upon. I didn't delete it.

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:57. there was a Claiborne siting in Destin last week...must be out

Anonymous said...

@2:00

I guess you are getting what you paid for.

Geez...get over yourself!

Anonymous said...

On a different note - there are several bridges in Jackson that have been closed by the Governor's decree. The number of households/individuals impacted by this are much larger than the Flowood neighborhood that the Lt. Governor lives in. They've been closed for several months now, awaiting funds from MDOT. My thoughts would be to spend the 2 million allocated for that one Flowood neighborhood road on repairing bridges impacting thousands of Jackson residents and employees of Jackson companies. In my way of thinking, this should be a no brainer.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:30
You mean like Hillary did by selling our uranium?

Anonymous said...

While surfing the web I came across c-span televised delivery of the net roots convention in New Orleans – – our mayor was a speaker along with Senator Warren,, Cynthia Nixon and others I have never heard a more eloquent delivery of ideas that are complete , absolute,total HORSESHIT since the 1960s – – wake up —these people that declare themselves to be Democrat socialist are out and out communist and the sooner you understand that the better off you’ll be

Anonymous said...

How about the CleanSweep Madison county supervisors dipping into the reserve fund? I thought they were fiscally conservative??

Anonymous said...

What's the latest in Pelahatchie? Got so quite, I figured you'd gotten a death threat or something!

Anonymous said...

My Lord, those Chris McDaniel followers are frightening and RUDE! We cannot have that man in office stirring up that hatred and being totally ineffective. Vote Espy or Hyde-Smith. We need some common decency.

Anonymous said...

What’s the latest on ponzi salesmen, Mike Billings, Jon Seawright and Brent Alexander?

Look Out said...

The Only way to make money in Mississippi is to leave Mississippi.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-texas-jobs/hundreds-line-up-for-gushing-west-texas-oil-jobs-idUSKBN1KO27K

Anonymous said...

@2:57
Elizabeth Fauxcahontas Warren... the wealthy white liberal that made her living off of affermitive action. Not only that but she bought and flipped houses in foreclosures. So much for the little guy huh.

Anonymous said...

2:53

Alex Jones is missing you!😔

Anonymous said...

I would like to know more information on the Greenwood Police officer that was facing embezzlement charges and why other departments like the City of Pearl have let one of their officers walk for the same crime and is now sitting on the Board of Alderman..... How does that even happen? Someone needs to look into this...

Anonymous said...

The Clarion Ledger did away with anonymous comments. Amazingly the same 5 people make all the comments and they are still mostly ignorant and full of venom and bitterness, even with their name attached.

Anonymous said...

My road is getting paved next week. So I'm good.

Anonymous said...

This is America.

Plain ol' Catfish said...

@ August 3, 2018 at 1:29 PM

Sincere question for Democrats: Ok let's assume you really are for us "working class" folk.

First, let me commend you for asking the questions. However, I feel you are seriously programmed by the MSGOP and therefore are downright cynical of anything proposed by the Mississippi Democratic Party. But I'll try to appease you anyway

Question #1 - "What good is raising minimum wage if you are for tariff free international trade? Won't the only jobs available to us then be microwaving burgers for $12 bucks per hour? I wonder what that $12 or even $15 per hour be worth after the inflation sets in?"

Well here's the short and quick answer - inflation is already setting in and wages haven't moved in a positive direction, in a long time? Matter of fact wages have regressed; while wages have increased for CEO's and Executives at an astronomical rate. At least with Democrats they've proposed incentivizing companies to share profits with their employees on top of wages and pay increases, with tax breaks for doing so.

Question #2 - "What good is raising taxes on Corporations if all they have to do is move to another country then export their crap the U.S.? Seems pretty easy to cut us American workers out."

That's a good question. But we give American companies tax incentives and breaks to move out of the country in the first place. It's self defeating? In September of 2010 Obama pushed for the Democratic Caucus in the Senate to end tax deductions for companies that close their U.S. plants/offices and move overseas. At that time and currently, .U.S. tax laws both encourages offshoring and discourages the repatriation of profits. Basically, American citizens and corporations are supposed to pay U.S. taxes on their worldwide income. Through an overseas tax deferral law, however, a U.S. company does not pay the 35 percent corporation tax on foreign earnings until it repatriates these profits to the United States. The tax law gives U.S. corporations an added incentive not only to offshore employment but also to reinvest the earnings of offshored operations outside the United States. Republicans voted against repealing those tax breaks. So here we are today.

Plain ol' Catfish said...

@ August 3, 2018 at 1:29 PM - (continued - I can only put so much in one post)

Question #3 - "I hear, "Well Americans don't want to do that job." To me that means the jobs don't pay enough. And if you keep open borders, how would it ever pay more? Why increase the supply or workers when we need demand for the labor to rise naturally?"

Well ask yourself this question - would you go work in a chicken plant? Do you want to go pick apples, oranges, pineapples, tomatoes? Paper plant? Short order cook in a Chinese restaurant? No you wouldn't, even Ted Evans made that point at the Neshoba County Fair and Phil Bryant made a big deal about Ted's talking points. Americans want jobs with benefits and livable wages. There's nothing wrong with that, because those jobs built up the middle class. Democrats have pushed the following economic philosophy an economy that grows incomes for working people, creates good-paying jobs, and puts a middle-class life within reach for more Americans; spur more sustainable economic growth, which in turn will create good-paying jobs and raise wages; prioritizing long-term investment over short-term profit-seeking, rewarding the common interest over self-interest, and promotes innovation and entrepreneurship. The road to that is invest in training nurses, firefighters, and teachers to construction workers, factory workers, and small business owners. Investing in updating the electrical grid, updating and adding to the the Interstate Highway System, supporting groundbreaking research in medicine, science, and communications.

Question #4 - "Why would I vote with a bunch of white liberals, when they already pay a small fortune to avoid sending their kids to school with mine?"

I don't know where you get a bunch of white liberals in regards to the Mississippi Democratic Party, when a majority of its elected officials are black. But its safe to assume the white conservatives in the Mississippi GOP are sending their kids to the private schools to avoid yours as well. But its safe to say that the Dems are always fighting to fully fund PUBLIC EDUCATION, while the Republicans in Mississippi have fought to cut funds and find ways for your public dollars to pay for the aristocracy In Mississippi to foot the bill and send their kids to private schools by initiating school choice and vouchers.

Question #5 - "If I deserve affirmative action, it is because my ancestors were slaves here and some good natured folks want to try and help my children out. But if you give everyone a leg up except for white males, isn't that just discrimination?"

Even with affirmative action, white males are still doing extremely well economically in this country. The only difference, is that now they are competing against a wider pool of applicants in the workforce, whereas prior to the Civil Rights movement - segregation gave them a serious advantage.

I answered your questions to the best of my ability. I know I probably didn't sway you, because Mississippians are loyal to the MSGOP.

If the conservative political philosophy that started with the Democratic party and then rolled into the Republican party around Richard Nixon, if it truly worked then Mississippi would be a shinning example for the rest of the country on how to operate and run as a state. That is not the case. Mississippi is a case study in regards to failed conservative economic policy, but the citizens simply refuse to accept that policy's passed by the conservative majority in the state legislature are failing them.

It is a love affair with futility.

It's way past time to try something different for Mississippians that have constantly voted for the "conservative" platform, it is only our future at stake.

In the illustrious words of Donald J. Trump - "What do you have to lose"

Anonymous said...

Anybody seen the leaked Paul Manafort texts? If you've got an hour to spare, it's well worth your time. Makes's the Trump golden shower story look like Sunday School. What a freak!!

Anonymous said...

I would like to know more information on the Greenwood Police officer that was facing embezzlement charges and why other departments like the City of Pearl have let one of their officers walk for the same crime and is now sitting on the Board of Alderman..... How does that even happen? Someone needs to look into this...

Anonymous said...

Watching Laura Ingraham/Ingraham Angle and she mentioned the Netroots Nation conference now being held in NOLA. Specifically mentioned and then showed a clip of Jackson's mayor, Chokwe Lumumba, saying something to the effect of "....Jackson being the most radical city on the planet..." and then some other gobbledygoop. Laura Ingraham kinda laughed and then commented about how his comments didn't make sense.

Pappy Odaniel said...

@3:52...that’s the exact mentality that will get Espy elected. If Espy and McDaniel end up in a runoff the country club republicans like you will vote for Espy. On the flip side those same arrogant people would expect McDaniel voters to vote for Cindy if she is in the runoff against Espy. Election is Espy’s to lose.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell us anything about the casino revenue sharing for education that was the selling point with Fordice in the 90’s to get them legalized? I am trying to figure that one out. Now we are trying to legalize a lottery. Will that be to pay for the PERS ? Oh, I forgot, we are the employers so we have to kick in more money.

Anonymous said...

2:53 is a member of the Bigfoot Party.

Anonymous said...

even if you cant afford a yeti cooler you still can order a yeti cooler sticker for the rear windshield of your big pickup . go to www. yetidouschbag.com. they are only 20$

Anonymous said...

August 3rd at 1:29 pm

First, you have to understand for capitalism and for free trade to be the ideal, you have to have a level playing field. Everyone has to play by the same rules just like in any fair competition.

Governments make the rules and not all governments are democratic republics or committed to fairness.

Also, you cannot have " free trade" if monopolies have the power to eliminate potential, smaller competitors or have, for example, slave labor.

The whole theory of global economics as goal of capitalism included the notion that wages would equalize in time so that would remove that " unfairness". What has happened should have been clear to Americans...our wages would stay the same or get lower and some jobs would be lost. That is because we once had the highest standards of living and strongest middle class so for others to come up, ours would have come down. And, it affected the revenues of governments as well.

Then to make it worse, the notion that unchecked greed and self-interest were great motivators that led to innovation and creativity and that all government restraint was communistic took hold. That defies history and economics. Wealth concentrated in the hands of either the few or the government is bad. Yes, greed and self-interest is a strong motivator in humans, but also in sociopaths who have no self-restraint. Whether it's through cultural mores, religion or government, unchecked greed and selfishness is the stuff of tyranny and slavery in societies.

For our bricklayer...the goal should be a stable economy and if, like before our last bad recession, it's built on bubbles created by bad economic policy, you won't have bricks to be laid...the construction/housing industry will take another down turn.

The extreme right and extreme left dictate our political dialogue these days but they are both , while some are no doubt well intentioned, shortsighted. Neither government or business can give you all you want without the loss of individual freedom. You will either be at the mercy of the oligarchs who will control government or a hierarchy of government officials. You don't want either and history has shown us, or should that neither work well over time.








Anonymous said...

Recent reveal that Hyde-Smith worked for a lobbying group pushing Obamacare is not good news for the MSGOP.

Anonymous said...

Noticed HCSD sheriff Mason gave two compellingly riveting "pressers" this past week. They were regarding the man shot in head over drug deal gone bad by 64yo female and the lost young man being found a little worn but unharmed. He praised his department for making arrest in the shooting in warp speed time. He expressed excitement over citizens taking active part in the young man being found. Took it step further conveying citizen cooperation and help is what he has been preaching all along.

Anonymous said...

I heard that Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are getting back together, we landed on the moon, JFK was NOT screwing Marilyn.....so does that mean it’s ok for JFK and Billary to have galfriends but we get all bent outta shape when Don likes pretty women? I hear Brakky liked guys back in haaaavud. But to his followers that’s okeedokee

Anonymous said...

Since tater gets a new road, lemme throw this out at ya....the MDOT seriously needs to think about a connector route from Wynndale or the Byram Florence road to facilitate the traffic that will be coming up from the south on 49. A lot of commerce comes from our gulf coast counties and 49 has a huge traffic load even at 5 am in the morning. Us workin folks that go to areas south of Madison, yep there is an area that has economic development south of y’all, need to look and see what is coming down the road. Hattiesburg has a loo planned from Rawls Spings to 98 which will open up Bellevue into another high end sector. But on Friday, it takes 3 damn hours to get from Hattiesburg to Jackson.....and that’s because the damn SALTLIFE, two sandals pokin up sticker, freakin oil life stickers on the fat girls trucks, lowsyana and tayhass tags blocking the damn left lane...now illegal,,,MDOT! Listen!!!! This is bigger than just Madison and Rankin. It’s time to move on and get the commerce propelled, but you can’t do it when 100 wealthy families in this State Control this state!!!!!

Anonymous said...

1:29 here plain catfish I appreciate your informative answer. I think we want the same things mostly. I don’t fully understand these tax incentives I didn’t go to college but I have Read a lot and tried to educate myself as best I could. To me that is cat and mouse mess. I don’t want the corporations or rich folks getting any “tax help” I want them to paying higher wages by paying Americans. If there is open immigration I know the supply of labor is going up and demand for my services is going down. I want the money straight to my pocket- in my paycheck. I want it to be like the fifties- working man has a house, car, vacation, kids, mama doesn’t have to work, all with a retirement coming up. But this time I want my people to be able to fully participate. I don’t trust that your solutions are really in my interest because if so why are corporations always seeming to side with Democrats? Why do they fight tariffs so?

But it doesn’t take an education for me to know I wasn’t programmed by the ms gop lol I’m so black My friends call me purple. You say look at Mississippi for an example of conservative policies I say look at America as your example of conservative policies the best nation on earth with even proor folks being better off than most of the world.

Anonymous said...

McDaniel and clan descended on the Neshoba County Fair Thursday. As expected his crew was loud, rowdy, and raucous. McDaniel true to form provided his usual fiery explosive rhetoric and barbs. He and his followers are confident of victory and McD will dance into DC in spite of Feel's in your face snub!!

Anonymous said...

This Trump thing is kind of like Jim Jones.

Anonymous said...

6:08PM went with "it's 5 o'clock somewhere" about 11:15 this morning and wrote, "[McDaniel] and his followers are confident of victory and McD will dance into DC." If McInDenial and his rabble want to get to DC in November, I'd suggest calling Hotard and chartering a bus. Maybe I-am-SO-not-a-crook or Cindy Lou-Who will take pity on them and give them a short tour of the chambers before the Capitol Police toss them all out on their asses.

Anonymous said...

Tragedy struck this weekend on retired Judge Charles Pickering's property in Jones County. A house on the property occupied by his daughter and her children burned. One firefighter injured and a good samaritan neighbor coming to the aid of Pickering with his trachoe was tased and arrested by MSWFD officer. Certainly going to be interesting how this gets sorted out in the days to come. Me thinks Judge Pickering will have some influence on the outcome of what happens to his helpful neighbor.

Anonymous said...

if you have ever wondered why certain politicians have so many supporters in the crowd while they are speaking at the neshoba county fair, it is because everyone of them hire 2 or 3 buses and bring their cheerleaders and supporters with them. its such a farce. as fake as professional wrestling. and just like pro wrestling , most of these rednecks think its real.

Cynical Sam said...

But inquiring minds want to know if Baby Chocke received his certification at the Haaarrvard conference. The certification possibilities are:

-Assigning Zip Codes to Potholes
-Spreading bovine scatology with a straight face
-Spending money that you don't have
-Zoo Management in three easy steps
-Police Chief applicant interview techniques
-Increasing the "useful idiot" base

Anonymous said...

Any rumors re additional timber indictments?

Plain ol' Catfish said...

@ August 3, 2018 at 1:29 PM

Well, I do owe you an apology for not considering you as an independent voter, I usually assume those that are cynical against the Mississippi Democratic Party are strict loyalist to the MSGOP.

But I hope you paid attention to post from the anonymous blogger @ August 4, 2018 at 9:06 AM. They made a lot of good points in that post as well.

I think the biggest misconceptions against the Mississippi Democratic Party or the National party, is that they only care about minorities and giving away welfare. That's just simple minded empty rhetoric. We want people working, earning a living, contributing to society, but at the same token we want our veterans to have great health benefits, education, solid retirements, housing options - they laid their lives on the line for this country, its the least we should do for them

No we don't want people to become incentivized on welfare, but they shouldn't have to go over hoops and crazy hurdles to get $200 a month in food stamps, when we are giving out corporate welfare to private companies that are only padding CEO salaries with the extra money coming in.

People say the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are both the same. That is not true. The policies are different, the platforms are different. The priorities in both parties are different.

Now are their snakes in the grass in both parties, yes! But there are good politicians too in both parties. Senator Brice Wiggins of Pascagoula, is a Republican, disagree with him on policy, but will talk to anyone that wants to listen. Is trully a good guy. But policy wise, I just can't go in his direction. It's not that Republican are evil, but his ideas on driving the economy and moving the state are just not sustainable in the long term in my opinion.

I hope and pray their comes a day when both parties are no longer racially homogenous, but truly back at the core of their identity. One (The Democrats) being progressive on where we should go economically as a country and the other (Republicans) being true economic conservatives, pumping the brakes when its time to ease up.

Good talking with you

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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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