Saturday, August 31, 2019

Idiot of the Day

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Belhaven Burglar Gets Big, Yuge Bond

Suspect Has Suspended Sentence.

Javon Harris won't be seeing the streets of Jackson for awhile. Jackson Municipal Court Judge Jeff Reynolds hit the burglary suspect with a half a million dollar bond after he was arrested Thursday.  JPD tweeted:

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It's Gameday!

Today is pretty much warm-up day in the SEC although there are a couple of good games.  Consider this post an open thread about SEC football today.  Meanwhile, the folks at SEC Shorts produced a visit from the SEC Fairy Godmother:

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Board Unsuspends Police Chief

The Pelahatchie Board of Aldermen unanimously reversed the suspension of Police Chief Joe Daughtry at a special meeting tonight.  Mayor Ryshonda Beechem suspended him yesterday for insubordination.  The Mayor did not veto the action. 

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Receiver Files Report in Lamar Adams Case

SEC Receiver Alysson Mills filed her status report in the Lamar Adams case a week ago.  The report is posted below.

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The Beemon is Back

Take a look at what popped up online:

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"She Can't Tell the Truth"

Pelahatchie Alderwoman Margie Warren fired right back at Mayor Ryshonda Beechem today:

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And the Marshals Nab the Suspect

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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JPD Finds Hit & Run Suspect Car

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Pelahatchie Mayor Suspends Police Chief

Pelahatchie Mayor Ryshonda Beechem suspended Police Chief Joseph Daughtry yesterday.  The two engaged in a screaming match Monday in front of City Hall.  The exchange was recorded by the media.   The video is posted below:

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Life W/out Parole for Kingston Frazier Killer

Madison-Rankin District Attorney John Bramlett issued the following statement.

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School Mother-Shooter Gets 10 Years

Carjacking and shooting a mother at an elementary school is a good way to go up the river, even in Hinds County.  Daniel Henry is serving ten years in prison after he pleaded guilty a year ago to carjacking, aggravated assault, and armed robbery.

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Classy!

Uh-oh.  The city of Jackson is now charging churches and funeral homes for parking downtown.  The good ole parking meter dude showed up at a funeral today to chastise a funeral for using its own parking meter bags as has been the practice for years instead of getting a city of Jackson bag for $5 per day.  WAPT reported:

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Primos Busted (Updated)

 The U.S. Department of Labor issued the following statement.

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Happy Halloween!

Nothing like brotherly love....

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Trump Nominates Cory Wilson to Federal Bench

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker issued the following statement. 

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Is it Curtains for the Elite?

The Elite Restaurant posted the following message on Facebook:

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Sid Salter: How Does Mississippi Higher Ed Compare with Surrounding States?

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual “Almanac of Higher Education” edition for 2019-20 is hot off the presses and the information contained there is useful for those interested in reviewing how Mississippi’s higher education system compares with our contiguous neighboring states.

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Find These Mutts

Lost dogs in Pearl.  Please help find them.  Posted on Facebook:

3 Blenheim (white with brown spots) cavalier spaniels from 750 Sandy Lane in Pearl. 2 females and 1 male. Substantial cash reward being offered. All 3 escaped from my front door around 4pm on Tuesday 8/27. Please call 601-559-3844 with any information regarding their whereabouts. They are very loved and missed and one of the females is a senior and needs her daily heart medicine. Thank you. Pictured is one of the missing females in the first pic, and a missing male in the 2nd pic and the 3rd dog, another female , she looks very similar to the first two except she is smaller and more petite.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

It’s Round 2!

Archie Beats McQuirter!

Election night is finally here as candidates scrap for their party’s nomination.   All this trouble just for the right to do it again in November.  Comment here for election night.  Have at it.  Results are posted below.

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Dispatch from Pelahatchie (Payday Edition)

Note: Pelahatchie Board of Aldermen cancelled a Monday night meeting.  The agenda stated the Board was going to question the Mayor's residency and appoint a temporary Mayor. 

Pelahatchie Mayor Ryshonda Beechem issued the following statement on Facebook:

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GG For Ole Miss

Someone has officially put himself forth as a candidate for Chancellor at Ole Miss.

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Oops! (Election Day Edition)

A Facebook video of a voting machine malfunction in Lafayette County is making the rounds this morning:

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Newspaper Supports Taggart, Question Fitch Spending of Campaign Account

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"Is Fitch Living Out of Her Campaign?", Madison County Journal Aug. 23 Editorial

 A deep dive into State Treasurer Lynn Fitch’s campaign finance reports over the last eight years suggests the Madison County resident could have been — figuratively and literally — living off campaign contributions and paying for everything from luxury hotel rooms to a Sirius XM subscription for her car with donor contributions. 

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It's Election Day!

Get your gluteus minimus out there and vote.   Tate v. Junior, Andy v. Lynn, and last but not least, Vance v. Mason.  Vote early and often.  Fire away in the comments. 

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Condolences to Howard Ballou

Our condolences and prayers go to Mr. Howard Ballou at WLBT.  His mother passed away earlier today.  Maude Ballou was the long-time secretary for Dr. Martin Luther King.  The family is a class act and it all started with Mrs. Ballou.  R.I.P. 

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Monday, August 26, 2019

_____ Just Got Real!

Over in Jackson, it hit the fan today in one election.....

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Chicken to Drown For?

Someone wanted that chicken sammich real bad.....

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Governor's Thread

Title fight tomorrow as Tater and the Waller square off for the Republican nomination tomorrow.  Jim Hood waits in the wings, desperately hoping Waller forced the Lieutenant Governor to spend a fatal chunk of his war chest.  Comment on the race here.  Fire away.

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Bill Waller: Liberal



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Bulldogs Guilty of NCAA Violations

Mississippi State University issued the following statement:

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Dispatch From Pelahatchie (Payday Edition)

Just got a couple of hot tips that the U.S. Department of Labor folks walked into Pelahatchie City Hall this morning. Stay tuned.

Update (12:15 PM): The Mayor got into it with the Chief of Police:

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Do Select Suspects Get Select Treatment?

The managers of the Select10 Hotel were busted for drug dealing a year ago.  JPD arrested brothers Johnn and Andrew Batshoun as well as their mother Vivian at the motel on 4639 I-55 N Frontage Road on August 25, 2018.  However, fortune smiled upon the Batshouns as the mother and a brother escaped prosecution. 


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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Lynn Fitch for Attorney General



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Dispatch from Pelahatchie (Chaos Edition)

PERS will seize any revenue due to Pelahatchie from the state of Mississippi if the town does not pay its PERS obligation.  The town did not pay its $9,519 obligation to the Public Employees Retirement System in July.

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"You Can Come Back"

Today's edition of Sunday Morning Sermon returns (pun intended) to the story of the Prodigal Son.   Enjoy this 1990 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard.

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Bill Crawford: Taylor Says Skills Training Should Begin in Eighth Grade

The paradigm of get a job and we will train you is gone," says Louisville's Lex Taylor. He is talking to a large multi-county group of business, education, and government leaders at the The Dome, Louisville's new community safe room.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Want to Save Some $$? Think Twice.

So you're walking through DSW looking for a pair of new shoes.   Everyone wants to save money, right? You see that well-known name-brand and say hey, I'm going to get me a great deal.  Not so fast, my friend.

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#1 or #2? That Tis the Question.

Where does David Archie live?    Mr. Archie is a candidate for Hinds County District #2 Supervisor.  He will face incumbent Darrell McQuirter in a runoff for the Democratic nomination next week.  There is no Republican opponent.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Police Seeking Accused Voyeur

An arrest warrant was issued for Tyrone Jernigan.  JPD arrested Jernigan earlier this year and charged him with felony voyeurism.  Jernigan failed to appear in court this week and also did not report to Pine Grove for a required evaluation.  The warrant and mug shot are posted below.

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Dispatch From Pelahatchie (PERS Edition)

The town of Pelahatchie did not make a $9,519 payment to the Public Employees Retirement System for the month of July.  The payment was due on August 7.

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What is a "viral arrest"?

The "state newspaper" finally got around to covering a controversial video of a Mississippi Highway Patrol arrest. JJ posted the video on July 14  and the police report on July 25.  The video is posted below.  The "state newspaper" couldn't be bothered to report the video until Wednesday - after Carlos Moore announced he was going to sue MHP over the arrest.  Suddenly the Clarion-Ledger and a State Representative jumped into action as they performed their roles of trained seals for Carlos the Clown.

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Oops!

Next week's election results appeared on WLBT's website a few days ago:

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

It's That Time of Night

It's 10:30 PM and that means..........

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Woman Murdered on Shady Lane

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Home Invasion on Manhattan

JPD tweeted video of a home invasion that was recorded by security cameras.  The homeowner was shot in the leg.  The video is posted below.

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The Color Red, Black, & White

Some people got mad when JJ placed a Swastika on a picture of Alice Walker back in 2012 after she barred the sale of her books in Israel.  The Kingfish should have been tougher on Ms. Walker.  The Color Purple author penned this rather anti-Semitic "poem" two years ago.    The disjointed, poorly written poem rambles about Israel for awhile until it takes a disturbing turn that would make the Grand Mufti proud as he returned from Berlin in 1942. 

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AG Runoff Thread

Andy Taggart and Lynn Fitch will square off for the Republican nomination for Attorney General Tuesday.  Champeenship bout.  Steel cage match.  Loser leaves town.  12 hour time limit.  They are both out there beatin' the bushes for bushels of money and votes.  Consider this post to be an open thread about the AG runoff.

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Retirees Smear JJ

The Mississippi Retired Public Employees Association smeared this website in its spring newsletter.  The newsletter had a page devoted to media coverage.  It quoted the opening paragraph of the April 9 post on this website:

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Homicide on Horton

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Asian Timber Buyers to Visit Mississippi

Ag Commish Andy Gipson issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Arrest Made in Ridgewood Murder

JPD issued the following statement and mug shot. 

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Receiver To Take Over Oxford Springs in Lamar Adams Case

Clarksdale Bank to pay $4 million 

The Oxford Springs development will have a new owner - the Securities & Exchange Commission.  Receiver Alysson Mills will take over the project as part of a settlement reached with the First National Bank of Clarksdale in the Lamar Adams Ponzi scheme case.

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Not Guilty!

State Representative Doug McLeod is no longer an accused wife-beater. George County Justice Court Judge Mike Bullock ruled McLeod was not guilty of domestic violence. A damning police report wilted before the testimony of his wife, the alleged victim. The Sun-Herald reported:

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Just a Meanin' No Harm.....

Cameras caught a clown casing houses on Kimwood by Highland Village this week.  HE jumped the backyard fence and peered through the back windows.   Posted below is a compilation of security camera videos that caught him in the act.  Be on the lookout for this cat.   The homeowner reported the invasion to JPD. 

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Sid Salter: Wayne Wedie's Long Shadow

One of the state’s best known and most influential political journalists of the 1970s and 1980s died last week after a courageous battle with cancer. I will sorely miss him.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Let the Pre-Season Warm-ups Begin

It's getting close to football season because the folks at SEC Shorts are back.  Enjoy.

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25 Years for Armed Robbery

Madison-Rankin District Attorney John Bramlett issued the following statement. 

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Northside Repaving to Begin

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement.

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Dog Park Coming to Clinton

A dog park is coming to Clinton.  It's an amenity taken for granted in most cities yet somehow Jackson, Brandon, Flowood, Pearl, Richland, Madison, and Ridgeland can't seem to get around to providing one although there is now a small one at the Rez.  WJTV reported yesterday:


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Taggart on Trump



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The Pelahatchie Pugilism Continues

Who should sign checks in Pelahatchie?  The Mayor won't do it, the Board of Aldermen wants to do it, and the employees want somebody, anybody to do it.  WLBT reported last week:

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Too Funny

And now, ladies and gentlemen, straight from the pothole, Rita Brent:

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Working to Reduce Recidivism

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Dunno Much About History...

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.

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Charlie Surfs in Vicksburg

Guess what is returning to the big screen on August 24?

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Drive-By Murder on Ridgewood

JPD tweeted the following statements. 

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Ministries Return Lamar Adams & Wayne Kelly Donations to Receiver

Note: Just a quick update on the Lamar Adams case. 

Several ministries will return several hundred thousand dollars of donations from Lamar Adams and accomplice Wayne Kelly.  The donations are part of funds the two men obtained through operating a Ponzi scheme that sold phony timber investments.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

For Sale

Boondocks is for sale.  The popular firearms training facility posted the following message on Facebook last week: 

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The Bull____ of BDS Movement

Bill Maher calls out the BDS movement and it's supporters:

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Sunday Morning Sermon

A little late in posting but please enjoy this sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  Something for those who  couldn't make it to church this morning. 

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Bill Crawford: Will GOP Address Rural Voters?

Rural Mississippians, as I wrote last week, will have a big say in the August Republican primary runoffs. Politicians who ignore their plight may be in for a big surprise.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Groovin' in Grenada

The post about Grenada stirred things up earlier this week and that's putting it mildly.  Readers who want to check out the candidate in question can watch this recent interview. 

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Columbus Plant Gets $59 Million Helicopter Contract

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith issued the following statement. 

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Have You Fed Your Pothole Today?

Potholes may be the perfect pets.  They don't get old, there are no vet bills, you don't have to let them out, and they don't nag.  However, potholes still need love and attention.  The picture below shows what happens when you properly care for your pet pothole.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Tate Reeves: No More Obamacare



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Still Hungry?

Our Youtube foodies returned to sample some more Jackson cuisine.  Enjoy.

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Canine Crackdown

Well, it was fun while it lasted.  Media attention on dog-friendly restaurants brought the fun to an end.  More restaurants were allowing diners to bring their canine companions to their outdoor patios.   Unfortunately, catering to the canines is against the law and the State Department of Health is cracking down.  WLBT reported two weeks ago:

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We Report, You Decide: MDOC FOIA's

MDOC Commissioner Pelecia Hall complained earlier this year that a deluge of public records requests are drowning her agency.  She asked the legislature to weaken the public records laws for MDOC as she claimed the agency could not respond to the requests as required by law.  JJ filed a public records request for the public records requests submitted since April 1. and posted them below.   Read and review for yourself.

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Lawsuit? What Lawsuit?

Remember when Carlos Moore sued the Rankin County School District a couple of years ago because a teacher allegedly made a "hanging" comment to a student? Well, the case quietly disappeared in January.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Student English & Math Scores Improve

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following press release.

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Will Pelahatchie Form a Bucket Brigade?

Unbelievable.  The Pelahatchie Volunteer Fire Department posted the following message on Facebook:

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Accused Grandmother Killer Won't Stand Trial

Alonzo Stewart escaped trial again while the family of murdered Helen Harrion must still wait for justice.  Hinds County Circuit Judge ruled yesterday that Stewart is not competent to stand trial.  The South Jackson grandmother was killed five years ago.

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UMC Wins Wellness Award

UMC issued the following press release written by Ruth Cummins.

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Tate Will Lead on Education



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MCPP: The Hidden Costs of Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid expansion remains deeply unpopular with Mississippi voters, as recently released polling from Mason-Dixon finds and as Tuesday’s Republican primary results certainly did not dispel.

This is perhaps surprising, given that many people don’t know much about Medicaid. This lack of knowledge has allowed politicians and others to try to sell Medicaid expansion as a cure all for many of Mississippi’s problems. To set the record straight, Medicaid is not a very good parachute for rural hospitals. It’s also not a very good way to boost the state’s economy. Medicaid is not even going to improve health care outcomes for the working poor. Medicaid expansion is going to be far more expensive than anyone predicts. It is also going to squeeze out funding for other priorities, like K-12 education and roads.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Clown Comes Back

You.Just.Can't.Make.This.Up.   The Sun-Herald reported:

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Caught!

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Driver License Stations Closed Today

The Mississippi Committee of Public Safety issued the following statement.

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Sid Salter: ICE Raids Show Disconnect on Immigration Policies

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in Scott County and other Mississippi locales where there are large-scale poultry processing operations are more than headlines to me.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Pansies, Jellybacks, & Uncle Toms

Carlos the Clown took his traveling road show to Moss Point yesterday.  This Facebook video shows The Clown at his finest in a press conference. Think a population that is 80% black, a black Mayor, and black aldermen would protect Moss Point from his foolishness? Guess again.  Watch from start to finish.

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Read 'Em & Weep, Part II

Here is some more political porn.  The results for the Hinds County DemocratIC Party were posted yesterday.  Posted below are the Republican results.  Enjoy.

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UMC Expands Genetic Testing

UMC issued the following press release written by Gary Pettus.

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Lock & Load in Madison

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

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Grenada Gunfight

It's getting real up in Grenada County.   The newly-elected County Prosecuting Attorney is going after Sheriff Alton Strider.  A series of rather explicit text messages are making the rounds up near the land of the lake.

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It’s Junior!

State Representative Robert Foster endorsed Bill Waller, Jr. for the GOP Gubernatorial nomination this morning.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

The Lady or the Tiger?

Former GOP Gubernatorial candidate Robert Foster posted the following message tonight:

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Baker Endorses Taggart

The Andy Taggart for Attorney General Campaign issued the following statement.

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Read 'Em & Weep

Need some political porn? Posted below are is the precinct reports for Hinds County from last week's election.  Pour a drink and enjoy.

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Pearl Police Seek Armed Robber

The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement.

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Pelahatchie Shuts Down Again

Pelahatchie shut down yet again last week.  WLBT reported Friday:

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Hinds School Officials Live It Up

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Come Perch Over Here

This clip will no doubt offend someone.  Can't imagine who, but it will.  Enjoy.

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Pet Shooter on Prowl

Keep an eye out in Northeast Jackson for a black Hyundai sedan with an obscured license plate is driving around Northeast Jackson while at least one passenger shoots at pets with what seems to be an air rifle/bb gun.  He shot at one pet on Brecon.  The vehicle is a black Hyndai sedan.  Driver is a black male.  His age appears to be of teen years.  Average build.  Hair is in short twists, possibly lightened.  He was wearing a white t shirt.  Call in tips to JPD Precinct 4. 


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Taggart Challenges Fitch to Debate

The Andy Taggart for Attorney General campaign issued the following statement.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

Enjoy today's edition of Sunday Morning Sermon.  The late Dr. Frank Pollard (First Baptist-Jackson) spoke on the stories Jesus told.  TRIGGER WARNING: Dr. Pollard opened the sermon by speaking in Spanish. 

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Bill Crawford: Will New GOP Voters Make a Difference in Runoff?

Roughly 95,000 more Mississippians voted in the Republican primary this year than four years ago, a 34% increase. This pushed Republican turnout over Democratic turnout for the first time.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Note: This post erroneously reported an extension cord was run across the street to the park.  The cord was on the street but it not cross Congress to the park.  

The long-awaited opening of Sweetie Pie's finally took place yesterday on North Congress Street in the Plaza Building.  Unfortunately, the soul food restaurant closed the same day.  One hears of one-night flops on Broadway but a one-day flop in the restaurant business? The Mississippi Business Journal reported today:


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James Tulp: You Can't Spell Justice without "ICE"

ICE agents worked with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi to carry out on Wednesday "the largest single-state immigration enforcement operation in our nation's history." 680 illegal aliens were detained at seven food processing plants across six cities in Mississippi- Bay Springs, Carthage, Canton, Morton, Pelahatchie, and Sebastapol.

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Friday, August 9, 2019

5 Years in Fortification Street Murder

A Hinds County jury convicted Liddarious Dixon of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.  WAPT reported:

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No Comment!

Sometimes, you just can't escape the dreaded cellphone yapper......

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Ice Skating Coming to Jackson

Ag Commish Andy Gipson issued the following statement.

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Epigrams & Interludes, Election Edition

My favorite chapter of Nietzche's Beyond Good and Evil is "Epigrams and Interludes". The philosopher chooses to collect a wide array of various thoughts and place them into one chapter.  I have decided to post my observations about Tuesday's elections in the same vein instead of writing one big monster column.  Enjoy.

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Meridian Meltdown

Someone is not going to be invited to Christmas dinner in Meridian. 

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Lynn Fitch for Attorney General



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Help Needed

Want to help the families of those detained in the ICE raids yesterday?  Representative Tom Miles (D-Parts Unknown) posted on Facebook:

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ICE Releases 300 Aliens

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Hungry?

Some Youtube foodies posted a rather entertaining video of their sampling of Jackson restaurants.

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Guest Column: Delta Deserves Real Solutions, not False Hopes of Yazoo Pumps

Communities in Mississippi’s South Delta deserve real solutions for reducing flood damages, not false hope pinned to the Yazoo Backwater Pumps.

The Army Corps of Engineers’ own analyses make the case against the Pumps. In March, the Corps admitted under the best-case scenario, only 32 percent of the backwater area would receive any flooding relief with the Pumps. All lands at or below the 92.3-foot elevation, or 68 percent of the backwater area, would continue to flood even with the Pumps in place – so just how many homes and farm fields would truly be flood-free?

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Good Night

The last word on elections tonight......

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Run-Offs!

We got ourselves some runoff's.  Champeenship showdowns in three weeks:

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Major Ice Bust, Mayor: "Dehumanizing"

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Sid Salter: Will Court Revisit Heller?

It’s been 20 years since mass shooting gun violence became part of the national lexicon in America after the Columbine, Colorado massacre.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Well, Well, Well....

Look who lost up in Lowndes County.....

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Tonight's the Night!

It's election night, folks.  Who lives? Who dies? Stay tuned.  We are about to get started.

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Life for Accused Coin Shop Killer

Madison-Rankin District Attorney John Bramlett issued the following statement.

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No-Show

Guess who didn't show up at the Pelahatchie Board of Aldermen meeting last night?

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It's Election Day

Get out and vote today.  Round 1 of the Silly Season concludes tonight.  Consider this to be the Election Day thread.  Get out and vote early and often.  Fire away.

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D or R for Hinds Voters Today?

Elections are almost upon us.   While there are many new faces asking for our votes, there problem of deciding whether to vote in the Democratic or Republican primaries is quite old.  Which Hinds County primary should Republicans vote in today?

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Somebody Got The Stupid

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Death by Cedarlawn Cemetery

JPD issued the following statement. 

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The Coming Crackdown

Get ready for the $%*# to get real in Hong Kong.  Those poor souls.

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MPACT Open Enrollment Begins Soon

The Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) program will re-open to enrollment for 2019-20 on September 1. MPACT helps to guard against the rise in the cost of tuition by essentially locking in the costs for your child’s future enrollment. You can purchase plans for community colleges, four-year universities, or even a combination of both. And, the benefits can be used at public or private schools, in-state or out-of-state.

College Savings Mississippi also offers flexible payment options to make saving for your child’s education through MPACT affordable for all budgets. And, the tax advantages, including payments that may be deductible for State income tax and earnings that may be exempt from federal and State income taxes – help to stretch your savings dollar!

Enrollment is available for newborns all year long, but if you have an older child or grandchild and are considering opening an account, check out my website for more information today and be ready to enroll on September 1!

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Guilty!

Just got word that former Broadmoor Baptist Executive Pastor Riley Brown pleaded guilty in Madison County Circuit Court.  He was indicted for multiple counts of embezzlement.  He was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison but the court suspended ten years of the sentence.  Under #585, that probably means he will only serve 25% of the 5-year term. 

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Arrest Made in Year-Old Double Homicide

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Down With the White Folks

Don't vote for the Uncle Toms is the title of this week's edition of Down With the White Folks.  The Reverend P.J. Williams and Honorable Kenneth Stokes discuss tomorrow's elections with a variety of Hinds County candidates.

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No Mercy

The Columbus Packet took no prisoners in reporting the Brian Clark parole last week.  Representative Jeff Smith didn't escape the newspaper's notice either. Check it out below.

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The Con on CON Continues

It sure would have been nice if abolishing the Certificate of Need had been discussed during the silly season this year.  Heaven knows the candidates expounded on almost every topic under the sun - except the certificate of need.  The hospital cartel likes it for obvious reasons.  The media won't bring it up because well, it doesn't involve spending more money.  Bureaucrats like it because it gives them more power.  It doesn't involve giving freebies to patients so well, no votes there.  However, the CON is appropriately named because this con is one of the main reasons Mississippi ranks dead last in access to health care.  Oh well.

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Soros Drops $500,000 on DA Race

George Soros contributed $500,000 to a PAC supporting Jody Owens for Hinds County District Attorney.  The Mississippi Justice & Public Safety PAC spent $205,191 as of July 30 on the race.  WHitney Tymas and our old friend Nsombi Lambright operate the PAC.

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Ordinary Isn't Always Ordinary

Tied up and can't make it to church today?  Enjoy a sermon presented by one of the best preachers to ever bless Jackson.  The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached from Genesis 9: 20-23 in this 1990 sermon.  Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: We Need More Sonnys

The day before election days harried politicians scurry to and fro making last minute connections and headlines to squeeze out those last few votes.

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Hope When Hope is Lost

 Uncommon are blessings, seldom lasting forever.  Such is Baton Rouge's Holly Clegg. Beloved by many, the renowned chef faces death with the same spirit with which she faced life, determined not to let gastric cancer steal from her soul what it stole from her body. 

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Wife-Beatin'? Firm but Fair Strikes Again.

This post is a re-post from 2017. 

Wife-beatin' apparently is a-ok in Jackson.  Jackson Municipal Court Judge Ali Shamsid-Deen didn't fine nor imprison one David L. Archie for domestic violence. Jackson police arrested Mr. Archie for domestic violence on September 7, 2016.  His wife contacted JPD on September 3.  The report states:

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The Mailed Fists Strike

Several hit pieces hit Madison County mailboxes over the last week in the House #73 race. The two candidates are Jill Ford and Johnny Black, III.  The mailers are aimed at Jill Ford and originated at several Desoto County addresses.  Some good ole gumshoe detective work reveals the Empower Mississippi PAC paid for the mailers while hiding behind other PAC's.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Teacher? What Teacher?

Sources inform JJ that the Madison County School District placed Madison Station Elementary teacher Savannah Reis on administrative leave with pay.  Mrs. Reis is also a coach at Performance Elite Aquatics.  Her picture appeared on the Madison Station website last week:

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Down With the White Folks

JJ almost forgot to post this week's edition of Down with the White Folks.  The popular show is brought to you by the Reverend P.J. Williams and Honorable Kenneth Stokes, Jackson Ward 3 City Councilman.  The show starts out almost immediately with raising hell about how the white folks are bringing down Jackson.  Listen for yourself. REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEV!

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CBD Oil Trial Extended

UMC issued the following press release written by Annie Oeth:

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Statewide Races

Trolls unite as now is your chance!  Consider this thread to be an open thread about statewide races.  Have your free for all over the Governor, A.G. and the rest of the statewide races right here.  Don't hold back.  Tell us how you really feel.  Fire away. 

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Sam Britton for Secretary of State



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Babalu Goes Bust

Note: The Fondren location is open and going strong. 

Eat Here, the parent company of Babalu, filed bankruptcy Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Georgia.  Simply put, the company expanded too quickly, took on too much debt, and went broke when several restaurants lost money.

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30 Years for Child Abuser

Madison-Rankin District Attorney John Bramlett issued the following statement.

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Oops!

JPD tweeted the following statements. 

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Taggart: Stop the Fitch-Hood Axis

This post is a paid advertisement by the Andy Taggart for A.G. Campaign

Money from big plaintiffs’ lawyers from both outside and inside our state is pouring into the race for Attorney General at this late date in an attempt to influence who directs legal fees in our state.

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch has accepted nearly $160,000 from plaintiffs’ attorneys in a bid for the Republican nomination. This is money from the very members of the bar who have profited off our state’s legal system, chasing high-dollar settlements against businesses in our state for years. And in most cases, as can be seen on the accompanying chart, she is accepting contributions from the very plaintiffs’ lawyers who contributed to Jim Hood’s campaigns for the four terms he was in office.

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Looking at the Lobbyists

Here we go again.  The Clarion-Ledger took up it's usual task of cracking down on lobbying:

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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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