Saturday, October 5, 2019

Last Night at the Fair....

Meanwhile, at the Mississippi State Fair last night.....


Don't worry.  That stacatto noise was the sound of balloons popping.  No harm, no foul, right?

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is why we can’t have nice things...

Anonymous said...

And one wonders why no one attends anything in Jackson. Note the little kid that was squished by these animals.

Anonymous said...

Don’t go to the fair at night.
If you can’t go during the day, just don’t go.
Where was security? I couldn’t make out from the video if any officers were present.
This had to have been pretty early in the evening, since there were small children around. Maybe not.
I hope these dangers to society were arrested.
Bible says “a soft answer turns away wrath.” I guess they wanted the wrath.

Anonymous said...

Surely this is fake.

Cynical Sam said...

This is why we can't have nice things.

Anonymous said...

But Andy was just on the radio saying it was the safest place to be and very family friendly.

Anonymous said...

Agree, go during the day on a weekday, but make sure you lock your car! You'll have to fight all the state employees for a turkey legs and fried whatever, but they are generally less harmful than the thugs who come out at night.

Anonymous said...

Bloggers/readers/family fun fair goers. Believe the ballon popping story about as much as you believe you would be safe in any place in Jackson Ms. I’ve seen that city spiral out of control. I left there 10 years ago for another state but I do travel back to neighboring town occasionally for family. The cover story for ballon popping is not convincing how many leaders did it take to come up with that fake cover up?? Fairgoers have already wrote off the State Fair. The thugs will be the only fair goers this year!

Anonymous said...

Do none of you remember what the fair was like in the 1990s? That little scuffle was nothing. I've seen worse at high school sportsball games.

StarRider said...

You couldn't drag me in there with a bulldozer.

Anonymous said...

This was a good lesson for all those children who are growing up sheltered in Madison and Rankin to never relax and let your guard down when you are in Jackson. Always maintain situational awareness. Even when you are at the State Fair.

This is a subject every parent needs to teach their children. You dont have to be a racist asshole but you need to always be aware and on guard. Real life isn't all minecraft and fortnite.

Anonymous said...

Big crowds anywhere may soon be a thing of the past. The Sunday of the Wildlife Extravangaza had everyone concerned after two mass shootings that weekend. Commissioner Andy and the Sam Polles group over at the Fish andWildlife Commission thought the protestors and the fear of possible violence was the perfect storm to take away the event from the non profit organization that had founded and operated the show for 33 years. Now let Cowboy Andy deal with the same fear. Why can’t we have better leaders? Good at always being last!!!

Anonymous said...

8:57, sportsball, huh...how many kilometers do you live from Jackson?

Kingfish said...

The problem about the fair has always been about timing.

If you comb through the news stories over the years, you will notice that most, if not all, of the trouble starts during midnight madness on Friday or Saturday night. Midnight fights have been going on at the fair for over twenty years. We just now have social media to beat you over the head with it.

Best nights to go to the fair are Monday and Tuesday. A little more family-friendly crowd and no long lines for anything. Lunchtime is perfectly safe. However, it has been rather hot the last few years during the day.

Anonymous said...

Last weekend the Pike County (McComb) Fair had so many fights the Sheriff’s Deputies literally ran out of mace, so they had to shut it down. All involved were said to be juveniles and none were arrested, presumably out of fear of repeating what happened about five years ago when deputies were accused of excessive force. As goes Jackson, so goes McComb.

Anonymous said...

Jackson is not safe anymore and will not be until, if ever, they get REAL LEADERSHIP!!! What part of that do you not understand?f

Anonymous said...

This is not about Jackson. Good grief. It's a State Fair and the State is in charge and there's a big fence around it. And, it's an open carry State so why not guns at the fair?

The balloon popping was true and ironic. KF, you've been accused of fake news on your own site.

Anonymous said...

Just... wow! I fully support you, but to take down video without an explanation means you should hold your tongue when the CL does deceptive editing.

Kingfish said...

First video was from a month ago. It happens.

Anonymous said...

Maybe a nice private nonprofit will swoop in, disseminate a bunch of false information about the Fair Commission, Dept of AG & Andy Gipson & the Wildlife Agency & then use their power to take it over for their own “profit,” kickbacks included, like this group is trying to do with the Wildlife Extravaganza. (Oh but that would be restraint of trade, abuse of power, political extortion and a host of other illegal acts!) Can’t wait to see how much this fight is going to cost the taxpayers of MS. Maybe Hood or Reeves will finally clean all the “good ole boys” out of this self-serving club. Our state sure needs some leaders who aren’t out for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Can someone fill in the blanks here? The video posted shows people running, I guess, but the commentary talks about balloon popping sounds, to which I never heard. Kingfish, all too often, tries to post things in an obscure manner and asks the reader to guess what's wrong or different or whatever.

He posts in this thread about a "first video" but only see one and I had to copy/paste into google chrome to see a video in the post because no video shows in firefox.

Kingfish and other posters appear to insinuate that it was NOT balloons popping but there is nothing hear remotely suggesting that claim is legit. Damn, fake news is just getting too old.

Anonymous said...

This is the state fair. Not the city fair. Same state that just built a new “trade mart” down there with your money.

Mbrookes said...

My husband and I went to the Fair this afternoon (sunday) and had a great time people watching (this really is a fat state) looking at the old cars (drooled on a few) looked at exhibits (some super, some mediocre) and yes, ate cotton candy. All in all, we had a great time. felt threatened at no time, and marveled at the people who got on those wild rides. If you don't go, you miss a good fun time.

Anonymous said...

It's so bad that my wife and I went to a church event at Pinelake on Saturday night.
She had her purse inspected and the guy had her unzip the 5 pockets in the purse.

It's just bad everywhere when churches start checking purses!

Anonymous said...

Just another day in, "The Bold New City"

Anonymous said...

5:07 - Try as you might, you cannot disassociate the event from Jackson. If the California legislature held their sessions in the Jackson Convention Center, it would be a California State Event, but will be Jackson. Do you see how that works?

And, yes, we need a new Trade Mart building...so you and Stokes can enjoy a more updated gun show.

Anonymous said...

When we used to take our kids, we would always go on the first Friday afternoon and be sure to get the hell out of there before the nighttime crowd started rolling in. We never had any problems. Thankfully, my kids have outgrown the fair, and they don't even ask to go anymore. It didn't take them long to figure out that it's the same ole shit year after year. I don't care if I ever go back.

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