Sunday, September 15, 2019

Tate Accepts Debate Invitations, Crickets from Hood

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Republican nominee for governor Tate Reeves has accepted two invitations to televised gubernatorial debates hosted by WJTV and Nexstar Media Group. Democratic nominee for governor Jim Hood, who denied voters the opportunity for a debate among his primary opponents, has also not accepted the invitations to debate Tate Reeves on policy issues that matter to Mississippians.

Hood previously said that he would debate "anytime and anywhere." He is now reversing that tough talk.

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When Words Lose Their Meaning

If the Devil's heat keeps you from getting to church this morning, enjoy this 1990 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson). 

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Bill Crawford: Preying Catching On in DC

Let us prey.

No, not "pray," but "prey," like in prey upon the poor, elderly, ignorant, and ordinary citizens.

More preying of this sort seems to be an in thing in Washington these days.

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Booze Never Asks a Question

Good meets evil, ying v. yang, right v. left...... Richard Pryor meets Maya Angelou....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Tate Fires Back at Hood

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement and video response to Attorney General Jim Hood.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Idiots of the Day

Do NOT try this at home!  These are professional idiots.

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Judge Says No to Snow

Butler Snow Strikes Out in Lamar Adams Case, Baker-Donelson to Follow?

Butler Snow and SEC Receiver Alysson Mills will have to slug it out in federal court instead of arbitration.  Ms. Mills sued Lord Snow, Baker Donelson, and several other defendants in December in federal court for damages arising out of the Lamar Adams timber fraud case.  Lord Snow asked the Court to dismiss her lawsuit and order both parties to submit to arbitration.  U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves rejected the motion to dismiss.

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A Day in the Life of Jay


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Into the Storm

Josh Morgenman truly has an appetite for destruction.  The hurricane chaser rode out Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbor in the Bahamas.  His video posted below shows the approach, impact, and aftermath of Dorian.  Things start going to hell around the 8:30 mark in the video. 

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Ridgeland Police Seek Burglar

The Ridgeland Police Department posted the following bulletin on Facebook.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

2 Classics Return

Two great classic movies return to the big screen in Jackson this month.

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Check In on FB, Check Out with Insurance

Too many people go on a dream vacation only to come home to the nightmare of discovering their house was robbed.  Unfortunately, many such burglaries occur because the selfie generation is careless on social media.  It's all about "look at me", consequences be damned.  However, insurers are beginning to take notice.  Some insurers in England are rejecting burglary claims if the homeowner posted he was away on a trip on social media.  The Telegraph (U.K.) reported nearly a year ago:

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Title Fight Tonight!

Gibbit Hosemann and Jay Hughes square off tonight in a debate televised on WJTV at 6:30 PM. 

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State Auditor Gives Blues Commission the Blues

State Auditor Shadrick Meeshack White issued the following statement.

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The Incredibly Shrinking JPS

A JPS audit states JPS continues to shrink.  The JPD student population fell to only 21,600 students for the 2017-2018 school year.*  Over thirty thousand students attend Jackson public schools just ten years ago.  While the student population fell, JPS continues to collect more property tax revenue than ever while it operates at a $5 million loss.

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Attorneys DQ'ed in Water Bill Lawsuit

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Hood Releases Report on Reeves

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Idiots of the Day

Meanwhile, over at the Jasco....

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Good News at the DSB

This is no drill.  The Mississippi Department of Public Safety announced some good news today about Driver Services Bureau:

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Child Safe!

For a brief scary moment yesterday, it appeared there might be a repeat of the Kingston Frazier case.  JPD tweeted yesterday:

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Sid Salter: Legislature to Change Leadership

Nationally, the demographics of America’s state legislators are far different than Mississippi’s numbers indicate, according to data available from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Starkville PD Gets Another One

The Starkville Police Department tweeted an update on the Saturday night brawl that took place in front of St. Joseph Church in the Cotton District:

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11 Years for Cross-Burning

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Robotics Help UMC Docs Treat Cancer

UMC issued the following press release authored by Ruth Cummins.

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Police Seek ATV Thug

The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement on Facebook.

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It's 1950's Weekend at MSU Saturday

It's back to the 1950's this weekend in Starkville.  Mississippi State University is rolling back prices to the 1950's.  MSU-KSU tickets are going for four bucks on Seatgeek and $6 on Stubhub.  Meanwhile, MSU Athletic Director called out Aramark for poor service during Saturday's game:

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Starkpatch Police Arrest Tough Guy

Video Included

Remember that guy who was throwing down at Starkpatch Saturday night? Well, Mr. Tough Guy has a name:

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Chicoms Target Journalists

The best combat reporter in the world popped up in Hong Kong.  Michael Yon is on the scene where the Chicoms are battling freedom-loving Hong Kong citizens.  He provides periodic updates on his website but the real action is on his Facebook page.  He posted video of the Chicoms targeting journalists yesterday.  Their minions known as the Hong Kong police threw tear gas onto a fairly empty street, well, empty for all but some reporters.

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50 AG's Go After Google

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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6 Years for Fentanyl & Heroin Dealing

The Justice Department issued the following press release. 

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Down With the White Folks

The Honorable Kenneth Stokes and Reverend P.J. Williams yukked it up about having a white Mayor in Jackson, paying everything to white folks, and other high-brow subjects in this week's edition of Down With the White Folks.
REEEEEEEEEEV!!!

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Victory!

The Southern Poverty Law Center tried and failed in its efforts to shut down Mississippi's charter schools.  The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled last week charter schools are constitutional.  Charter school opponents have used the courts with some limited success to stop charter schools in other states. 

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Hooked!

Matthew McConaughey is in mourning.  SEC Shorts managed to get a spy over to Austin where it found the famous actor locked up in the press box:

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Blood Drive for Deputy Sullivan Wednesday


There will be a blood drive in support of Deputy Brad Sullivan on September 11, 2019.  There will be TWO BUSES. It will be held in the old Tulane parking lot on highway 51 in Madison. The direct address is 2115 Main Street. There will be signs directing donors where to park. Donation times are from 9:30 AM- 3 PM.


If possible, MS Blood services are asking for donors to sign up for appointment times. Here is the link to sign up:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A044CA9A723A7FB6-blood4

If you cannot make this blood drive, you can always go to the MS Blood Services Headquarters and donate. Brad’s code is DV63.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Starkpatch Stompin'

Nice little fracas took place in Starkpatch last night.   Check out the video posted below.  Really nasty sucker punch at :56. 

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Taking the Weight Out of Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers changed its name to WW. Can't offend the body positive lobby.  Needless to say, Bill Maher had fun with it Friday night.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached on dealing with weeds in this 1990 sermon.  If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: What Matters to Voters?

What issues will matter most to voters when choosing Mississippi’s next governor?

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Funny of the Day

This will make someone mad.  First up is Tommy Chong....

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Ringing The Bells

Need that Game of Thrones fix but weren't happy with the ending?  The Mauler picked The Bells to pieces just for you:

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Help Deputy Sullivan

Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker issued the following statement: 

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The Commish Speaks on Veggie Burger Law

Ag Commish Andy Gipson issued the following statement. 

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GOP Victory Kick-Off Monday

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Party on the Party Decks at Ole Miss

Ole Miss finally rolled out the party decks for football games at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.  Hottytoddy.com reported:



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Friday, September 6, 2019

Last Call to Support JJ

This is the last call to support  Jackson Jambalaya in its annual fund-raising drive.

Thank you very much for your support of Jackson Jambalaya and reading the blog over the years. We've come a long way since we started up in 2007. This blog couldn't have gotten as far as it has without support from the readers. You've donated money, provided tips, and helped provide information when it was needed.

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Deputy Fights for His Life

Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker issued the following statement.

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Back to School & on to a New Routine

As the Mississippi summer heat blankets the last days of August, the 2019-2020 school year is in full swing for students across Mississippi. From preschool to Pre-Med students, the lazy days of summer are long gone and being replaced with busy days of routines, homework and fall activities.


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Time to Clear the Air

Time to clear the air about the Jackson Zoo.  It's no secret that Yours Truly sits on the Board of Directors for the Jackson Zoological Society.  The Society operates the Jackson Zoo.  A certain weekly newspaper primarily known for publishing wedding photos made some rather scurrilous allegations about the Board.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

It's Free!

The first season of Cobra Kai is now free on Youtube for a limited time.  If you enjoyed The Karate Kid all those years ago, here is a sequel that for once didn't mess things up.  Enjoy the trailer.

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Will JMAA Keep Former CEO's Testimony Secret?

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Board of Commissioners wants to turn former CEO Carl Newman into the Man in the Iron Mask.  JMAA sued to stop the state's "takeover" of the airport in U.S. District Court. Mr. Newman suddenly resigned in March after the Commissioners voted to hire a consultant to review his performance.  The Board did so immediately after he refused to fire the Director of Human Resources. 

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Madison Deputies Shot

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued the following statement.

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Bataan Death March Victim Comes Home

The city of Pearl issued the following statement. 

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$2,500 Reward for Lost Dog

A pet hotel managed to do one thing it should never do: lose a dog.  WJTV reported:

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Reward Offered for Burglary Suspect

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

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Jackson Loses a Big Round in Airport Fight

Jackson's fight to keep control of its airport took a big step backwards two weeks ago.  The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Jackson couldn't obtain the communications of several legislators deemed instrumental in the passage of the "airport takeover" bill in 2016.

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Sid Salter: Same Issues, Different Framing in Reeves-Hood Showdown

Mississippi’s 2019 gubernatorial ballot is now solidified and while the issues remain basically unchanged since the primaries, the framing for the Nov. 5 will be different.

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MPACT Open Enrollment Is Open

The 2019-2020 enrollment period for the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) program opened on September 1st. This tax-advantaged program gives families the opportunity to essentially freeze tuition in time and it can be used at public or private schools, in-state or out-of-state.

MPACT has plans for four-year colleges, 2-year degrees, or a combination. With the cost of tuition rising faster than the rate of inflation and wages, it is definitely worth looking into. Visit the website to learn more about MPACT and start investing in your child’s future today.

You can enroll a newborn in MPACT year-round, but otherwise, enrollment is open from September 1 to May 31 each year.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

A Classic Returns to the Theatre

Lawrence of Arabia returns to the big screen tomorrow.   Order your tickets now at Fandango.  This is simply a must-see for those who love the cinema.  Stellar cast: Peter O'Toole (sober version), Sir Alec Guinness (minus the light saber), Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Claude Raines, and our favorite supporting actor in any movie: Jack Hawkins. Showtimes are posted below.

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NO!

Failed GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Waller, Jr. Will not endorse Tate Reeves for Governor.

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Convention Center Needs Bailout... Again

The Capital City Convention Center needs a bailout if it wants to keep the doors open until October 1.   The convention center asked the city of Jackson for a $131,411 bailout.  The Jackson City Council tabled the request for further discussion today.

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Priester Speaks on Public Works

Jackson Ward 2 City Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr. provided an update on the budget hearings on Facebook last week:

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And the Band Played On....

The Tennessee Volunteer Band showed more heart than the football team did Saturday....

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MHP: 3 Fatalities During Holiday Period

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following press release.

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Monday, September 2, 2019

The Jam

Nothing like a holiday on a hot day.  Since it might be too hot to enjoy outdoors today, here is a blast from the past: California Jam.  A line-up of legends rocked 200,000 fans at the Ontario Motor Speedway. Ozzy Osbourne & Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Emerson, Lake, & Palmer, and Black Oak Arkansas are in the three hour video posted below.  Funnel a few drinks and enjoy.

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Homicide on Northside

JPD issued the following statement.

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Giving Fish v. Teaching to Fish

Will guaranteed incomes help the poor escape poverty? An experiment taking place in Jackson is attempting to found out if such is true.  The Washington ____ reported yesterday:

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Good Job!

Meet the JSU Mascot, last seen getting a penalty for his team.....

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Ouch!

The folks at SEC Shorts don't usually post a new video so soon after the last one but well, Tennessee did lose to Georgia State yesterday...

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Bill Crawford: Reeves Strong in Rural Counties

Interesting tidbits from the Republican primary runoff won by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves by a 54% to 46% margin over former Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller:

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K-9 Survives Snake Bite

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this 1990 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson). 

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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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