Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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.

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

I walked right into my polling place this morning in Rankin County and did my civic duty. No waiting and only took about 10 minutes. I wish it was that way at the DMV.

Anonymous said...

the photo of mark baker asleep at the legislative chamber is lovely. those late night s in the locker room at ticos with all the lobbyists that control him will take a toll on a man.

Anonymous said...

Low turnout in Madison.

Anonymous said...

I just voted in the Republican primary for candidates that didn't have a commercial with them shaking hands with Trump or have a recommendation from Lock Jaw and Chief.

Just say no to Tater Tot.

Anonymous said...

Let’s put Waller in run off with Tater....We can do it!

Anonymous said...

I voted in Madison this morning, and the guy behind me had to get a new ballot because one of his races was already filled out!!!! Madison Presbyterian Church precinct.

Anonymous said...

Reeves
Hosemann
Watson
Baker
Clarke
Bailey
Lee
Ford
Wray

Anonymous said...

A hard NO vote for hayes Dent-

Anonymous said...

Who's running? And for what?

Anonymous said...

I know Mark Baker isn't popular among attorneys who know him, but there is a PAC called Don't Vote for Mark that has money to advertise on this site? That's hilarious.

Jack Errata said...

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Anonymous said...

Reply to 10:06 AM
Rankin County
Governor Waller
Lt. Governor Hosemann
Secretary of State Watson
AG Taggert
State Treasurer Clarke
PS Commissioner Bailey
Trans Comm Lee
HoR Rep 61 Newman
Tax Collector Perry
Rankin Count AttorneyWilson
Judge Dis 12 Agnew
Constable Dist 2 Patridge

Anonymous said...

How do you vote often? Unless.....

Anonymous said...

Good catch by that guy 9:39. Damn Presbyterians think they know everything don't they?

Anonymous said...

9:18...then you didn't cast a vote for treasurer or secretary of state did you. I agree, its sickening.

Kingfish said...

Yeah, for those of you advocating open primaries, who are usually Republicans, what you going to say when Blacks start crossing over to vote in them?

Quite a few of you bitched about it in 2014.

Anonymous said...

"crossover" voting does not exist in a open primary, because it is open.

Kingfish said...

True. You know what I mean.

Anonymous said...

Pulled this lever for Walker, fingers crossed

Anonymous said...

Watson and Foster are the two rising stars. They will be Govs/Senators one day soon. I may have voted for Waller but I really like Foster.
Tate and Hood are jokes, and who would vote for those 2? Also Lynn Fitch is closet pro-choice and a closet liberal. Totally making sure Baker or taggart beats her.

Anonymous said...

KF @ 11:36, just goes to show the sad state of affairs in our state and country. If the blacks you talk about are more interested in taking the money from their preacher and voting for someone to hurt another candidate, versus the candidate they support and think will do better in their district, then that in and of itself is an issue.

Anonymous said...

In almost every other state in the union, people have to register by party (D or R) or as independents. In those states, only persons registered in that party can vote in that party's primary or runoff. We are one of the few states that have open registration and allow you to pick your party primary on election day. It means that people don't have to commit to being in one party or the other (or neither). I think it is time to just go ahead and make people choose their party as part of the voter registration process. You shouldn't be able to have your cake and eat it too.

Anonymous said...

In the 2016 Presidential Election, Hinds County had almost as many Rs votes (25,275) as Madison County (28,265)

Anonymous said...

Yall realize that the two central district jobs are going african american democrat this year right? Dick Hall and Cecil Brown had the name recognition to win a majority black central district, but they are both ancient and retiring.

Anonymous said...

12:46 As in all things political in Mississippi...It depends on WHO is eating the cake.

Anonymous said...

Central District PSC is going African-American Republican. Willie Simmons may beat Butch Lee, they aren't much different on taxes and Simmons definitely has the experience.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish at 11:36 AM, Republican for open primaries here. Blacks can choose to "cross over" any time they like. Last time I checked, we don't register by party here! I didn't bitch at all when they supported Thad. I felt like it was honest support for Thad or against McD. Get in touch with real Republicans, not the extremists. This issue is why I voted AGAINST Watson for SOS today - he led the charge against black votes counting in the Republican primary. I don't want that guy being over elections in my state.

Anonymous said...

I just got back from Greenwood, I voted against Tater, now I am headed to Madisonwhere I can vote against him again.

Anonymous said...

1:45, it wasn't extremist for Republicans to not want their choice of a nominee to be drowned out by a concerted effort to push Democrats into a Republican runoff. Each party should be able to choose its nominee. It wasn't extremist for Republicans to want to elect their next senator and not elect a figurehead that would merely ensure the governor and not the people chose the next senator.

Anonymous said...

Reeves
Dilbert
Baker
Watson
Clarke
Blah
Blah
Blah

We will see if you can actually be a stooge and buy a statewide seat in MS?

No way McRae and Britton have any shot unless they brought the Benjamins to the table. Sad sad sad.

Anonymous said...

Don't know why Kingfish calls this 'silly season' unless he has zero interest in effective government. But, hey, if effective government were to exist, this blog would turn to shit, and quick.

Anonymous said...

Oh, 2:54, it is extremist not to want to allow anyone to vote in a primary when we don't register by party. A person's political party is not determined by the color of their skin. Thad was a Senator of all the people, not an extremist segment.

Anonymous said...

Lots of things will be going African American in the future. People don't understand the changing demographics in Mississippi. Mississippi will be minority majority by 2030. White middle class leaving the state in droves. That's why so many small towns now have black mayors.

Anonymous said...

4:27,
Silly season is a self deprecating or possibly irreverent reference to how we collectively act during this time. Look at the ads and look at the comments. Let's just call it silly instead of what it really is.

Anonymous said...

Who is buying their seat? Britton and McRae with their own money or Baker with a million from out of state?

Anonymous said...

Waller
Hosemann
Fitch
Watson
Clarke
....anyone but Baker.

Anonymous said...

I know nothing about Bruce Bartley but nothing would make me happier today than to see him beat that smug soft on crime weak marijuana loving Joel Bomgar.

Anonymous said...

10:19 AM Why so against Hayes Dent?

Anonymous said...

How does anybody think Fitch is qualified to be AG?

Anonymous said...

Whoever 12:39pm is, you are either an idiot or a liar, and both are bad things. Lynn Fitch is by far the most business person in the race for AG and was endorsed by the Mississippi Right To Life. You sexist pigs that think a woman cannot be her own person and want to suggest she is someone elses candidate better figure out another plan because everyone knows that Taggert and Baker have sued the hell out of people and have records of bad behavior (ethics complaints by clients and judges) and that is not what anyone wants as an Attorney General. I have been told that Baker has been bought and paid for my the opioid manufactures (501c4 money) and he has it hidden in a veil of secrecy that he passed as chairman. How CORRUPT!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mississippi will be minority majority by 2030.

Link? Put up.

Anonymous said...

6:28, There's an awful lot of hearsay in that comment. Let me know if you or Lynn need me to define hearsay for you, as she's not practiced law in any court since first time voters were born, and you clearly have no understanding of the job for which she's running.

Kingfish said...

Silly Season? Not familiar with NASCAR, I see.

Anonymous said...

4:35 White middle class is leaving Mississippi no faster than Black middle class. In fact if you took the time to observe Black college graduates you will find that very few go back to rural Mississippi and most seek opportunity outside Mississippi. I'm sure that's not your concern. Re-check your statistics.

Anonymous said...

This is 1239 again. If all you’re looking for in Attorney General somebody who can manage an agency, support Lynn. You have made statements about Taggart and Baker that I know you cannot back up. I would be happy to publicly debate you if you would have the guts to say who you are. Go ahead and put all the evidence you have out in the open. The evidence that bitch is back to back hood is abundantly clear. It isn’t sexist to say that Lynn is an empty suit.

Anonymous said...

Someone, above, said we need a person like Fitch, with business sense, in the AGs office? Whatever became of the notion that we actually need somebody in that job with years of courtroom and law practice under her/his belt.

Besides, what job has she ever held that wasn't in the government sector, most of them appointed by a governor...Business experience is not acquired in the public sector. But, if you need bright red clothing and Ipana smiles, she's your gal.

Anonymous said...

WEll,if you call being a paid lobbyist a practicing lawyer, then I guess Taggy is your bought and paid for BOY!!!!!!!! You obviously don't have any dealings with the AG's office. There has not been an AG in MS in the last 30 years that has been in the courtroom while AG. They manage the agency and Barney can't manage a failing law office. Oh, and 71% of the voters said they want someone other than Barney (Taggy) Fife!

Anonymous said...

@7:37AM, sexist much? Baker was bought out. And, it's obvious the 90k+ that voted for him..never met him. Taggart is only running for one reason...himself. Do I believe there are other candidates out there more qualifed than Fitch? Yes. However, of the three, it's not even close.

Anonymous said...

Agree, 7:37am probably never voted for a woman and never will. I guess they likely wear jeans into a courtroom as well. To criticize someone for being well dressed and representing Mississippi well.....it tells us who you are and how you think like the 50s of yesterday. We shall see if Baker is the sexist some in the blog have said he is. Will he come out and support Lynn Fitch or will he come out for the 1950s gun tote(r) Barney Andy Taggy Fife???

Anonymous said...

Rose vs whatshisname, she sure out worked him, but did he outspend her? Someone visit Mrs. Wray's office and check please. The elections were certainly a fiasco in Madison County. I suspect this race maybe the one being referenced by the MCJ article.

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