Thursday, December 19, 2019

Open Thread

Won't be able to post anything until early to mid afternoon so consider this post to be an open thread. Fire away.

69 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kingfish,. Help us out. Employees at Public Safety and Corrections are desperate for news about Commissioners. We are hoping that the new governor will make good selections.

Anonymous said...

so uhh.. about this whole impeachment thing.. ?

Anonymous said...

On 12/6/2019, Coast to Coast AM had an author named Matthew L. Dwayne who has published a book that chronicles haunted railways, haunted trains, and ghost conductors. I wish there would've been a caller from the Jackson Metro with experience dealing with GM&O ghost trains in the metro. I've been curious about ghost trains ever since I saw that comment here on JJ.

Anonymous said...

Trump is a terrible person and president, is generally bad for our country and politics in general.
He has also afforded us with good Supreme Court justices.

Anonymous said...

Phil Bryant proved that a redneck populist can actually do some good things as governor.

Anonymous said...

Wonder what manner of nonsense is going on in Pelahatchie today?

Anonymous said...

If you're out and about over the next few days be sure to check out Antar's latest sewage bypass debacle at Fontaine and Jiggetts. You'll find easy access via Northside or Old Canton.

Anonymous said...

I meant that the Haunted Railroad author is Matthew L Swayne not Dwayne.

https://www.amazon.com/Haunted-Rails-Phantom-Conductors-Railroad-ebook/dp/B07MY985BN

On another note. Anyone know where we can take kids to see model trains? Are the model train enthusiasts still setting up in the old Capitol?

Anonymous said...

Everyone asking about the impeachment, it is a coup by seditious traitors and we can only hope that President Trump gives them the same fate as the infamous traitor, Benedict Arnold.

Anonymous said...

10:35 - like what? Any examples?

Anonymous said...

I’ve started a go fund me page to raise 250K so that I can buy a ticket to Tate’s Access-Costs-Lots-of-Money inaugural dinner. Please contribute generously.

Anonymous said...

I have voted Democratic my whole life. Over 50 years. Democratic doesn’t mean what it used to. I’m not sure which of the nominees can hold out on keeping the young liberals hands off of our nation. The whole impeachment process has been a joke. Schiff and Co. are embarrasing. I’m thinking Buttigeg. We simply cannot sustain by applying the current nominees’ ideas. Help me out folks.

Anonymous said...

Republicans are to blame for Trump. Had they held Obama accountable and stood up to his Muslim destructive policies, We The People would not have needed to elect Trump to drain the swamp. But apparently Republicans are amphibious too. What you are seeing in Washington now is swamp creatures desperate to keep the swamp from being drained. Desperate people do desperate things to protect their kingdom. As much as the establishment detests Trump....We The People detest the establishment. We don't love Trump, we just hate you more than him.

Anonymous said...

Its apparent on the Bernie thread who knows the real scoop about the scandal and who was a greedy dumbass with their entire nest egg in one stock.

(Scott was a crook and Bernie was too naive to grasp what was going on)

Anonymous said...

The kids are going to be out of school. Is the Jackson Zoo open?

Anonymous said...

Bryant ain't quite stupid enough to appoint commissioners his last month in office. Wait....I take that back.

Piglosi is a Cunt said...

I don't know how the House dems can look themselves in the mirror.

TheClintonscantsuicideusall said...

11:02. There is a small set up at the Depot in Canton, MS.

Anonymous said...

So...the City announced in September/October that water bills would be mailed out in November. Perhaps they meant November of 2020, 2021....

Oh and is the Zoo open?

Anonymous said...

If Trump is innocent, why isn't he allowing Bolton,and the others testify?

Anonymous said...

10:13 AM:

I've been told that the Gov-elect had made choices for Public Safety (a highly qualified administrator) and Corrections (a sheriff or former sheriff). However, there has been no movement on Bureau of Narcotics. It seems to be agreed that Dowdy is out, but they are still looking for a qualified person with either experience in law enforcement or general agency administration, or perhaps experience with the federal DEA or Homeland Security, to run the operation and bring it up from the horrible state it is in thanks to Dowdy.

We shall see shortly.....

Anonymous said...

Hey, what did Benedict Arnold and Jeffrey Epstein have in common?

They both didn't kill themselves

Anonymous said...

So what is the idea behind ghost trains? These are train apparitions that still roll down the tracks to this day?

Anonymous said...


Anyone know where we can take kids to see model trains?"

There is a large model train museum on the coast - on Pass Road in Gulfport.

Anonymous said...

11:08 There is no coup. There is simply the predictable result of an unrepentant egotist who does not respect other people or his office enough to practice common civil discretion. If I go about saying anything and everything about other people without any respect somebody is going to knock the hell out of me. He will get off light. So far.

Anonymous said...

Banks already cutting deals. Got his daughter in law that was Madison county ‘solid waste director’ hired in planning and zoning.
I wonder what 60-70k a year position she will land in now that her foot is in the door? Purchasing clerk or maybe Buildings and grounds director or who knows could be county admin once Vance and Lee are out.

Anonymous said...

We desperately need a new MBN director, Im pulling for Jimmie Nichols!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how to barbecue a giraffe or roast a rhinoceros? I just want to be ready, in case.

Anonymous said...

So apparently people at both the Governor's office the AG's office are hearing crickets as to who the new leadership will be. Any answers out there?

Anonymous said...

Is anyone here following the Curtis Flowers case?

Anonymous said...

Boxofficepro projecting $160-190M for Rise of Skywalker opening weekend.

https://www.boxofficepro.com/weekend-forecast-what-to-expect-from-star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalkers-domestic-run-as-it-now-tracks-for-160-190m-launch/

Anonymous said...

All I have to do is read some posts online and read how lacking today's generation is about government and the criminal process. First of all, a person who is accused of crime is PRESUMED INNOCENT (except, apparently, when you don't like the guy). Secondly, impeachment is accusation of presidential crimes, just like a grand jury indictment. The president does not have to give up his seat simply on an accusation (except if you don't like the guy). Third, hearsay is not admissable in any court -- all evidence must be in direct knowledge of a witness (except if you don't like the guy). Fourth, the president is in charge of foreign policy, not the Speaker of the House (except if you don't like the guy). Base of it all, forget the Constitution if you don't like the guy.

Anonymous said...

Because, 12:54, it's not the accused's duty to prove innocence, it's the prosecutor's duty to prove guilt. The legal system is set up to assume innocence until proof of guilt. Unless, of course, you don't like the guy.

If we instantly force defendants to prove their innocence then you might as well accuse everyone and guess what kind of problems we would have with prisons full of people who couldn't afford to put up a defense -- oh, right, isn't that what all Parchman residents say now, anyway?

Anonymous said...

1:12,

A Ghost Train is a train that follows the same path that it repeated for decades. The theory is that what you are witnessing is some sort of energy echo in spacetime.

Then there are haunted tracks. These are stretches of track usually near a railroad catastrophe such as a wreck or boiler explosion. Can also be the location of a very bloody train robbery or massacre by bloodthirsty Injuns (they used to block the tracks and then kill male dandy passengers and abduct women and girls)

Finally, there are haunted passenger cars such as subway cars and passenger cabins on what few passenger linea we have left in the USA. Also ghost conductors who will sometimes appear and warn living conductors of obstructions on the track ahead.

There are reports from fishermen of echos of trains passing over abandoned trussed bridges in MS that were built by the GM&O line. And of course the occasional apparition of an illuminated train beneath the waters of the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Anonymous said...

Citizens in McComb are putting Christmas trees in their potholes, they even made national news.

Has this new holiday tradition caught on in the capitol city ?

Anonymous said...

11:02 - the Possum Ridge display that used to be at the Old Capitol is now on the mezzanine at the Two Mississippi Museums. No charge to just see the trains. Lucky (the builder) might even be there to answer questions.

The train setup at the Ag Museum is nice and year-round.

Anonymous said...

To the Epstein losers who keep posting.....

Get over it, no one but you small minded morons care!!!!

Now just go to your liberal watering hole in Fondren and all cry together in your Shirley Temples.

Anonymous said...

2:50 there's prevailing evidence that he tried to force Ukraine to investigate his political rivial.
History will punish our leaders that are letting him get away with it. Many great Republicans have left public service because of this and many more are leaving. Hopefully they will still be around to restart and restore the GOP once this nightmare is over.

Anonymous said...

@1:08
The last few Feds that have run the MBN have been failures ask any Agent. Total different mentality, need a new approach.

Anonymous said...

" And of course the occasional apparition of an illuminated train beneath the waters of the Ross Barnett Reservoir."

Well, that's one I've never heard.

It must have taken multiple Dock Rockers to see that.

Personally, I more afraid of the rebar redneck fisherman have planted all over the big lake.
(no offense to the normal fisherman, just to the idiot fishermen)

Anonymous said...

There is a model train set up at the AG Museum.

Anonymous said...

Have anybody seen Victor Mason since the election?

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to Heather Sophia

Anonymous said...

Still waiting to figure out what Trump did wrong outside of threaten to drain the swamp. Where are Bidens and anyone associated with covering for Clinton and Obama? After all they all are in corrupt deal in Ukraine whether Burisma or uranium deals. Obama spied on Trump- imagine if Bush spied on Obama? And Obama gave Iran $1.7 billion- goes to terrorists. WTH??? Did not support Trump in 16 but I sure as heck am now. You lost me @Dems

Anonymous said...

you got to be sniffing glue, snorting meth, or just have your head in the sand or up your skrrrrr.....to still support the heinous craven joke of a president and the gopiss...

Anonymous said...

You're dumber than a rubber anvil if you think Bryant appointing department heads would survive past January 7. He appointed the current failures - Why the hell would he appoint replacements? Reeves will fill these jobs. The incumbents can be found down to the PERS office meeting with a retirement counselor.

Anonymous said...

Wow! The ignorance in the comments never ceases to amaze me. First, there are so many exceptions to the hearsay rule, that only a moron cannot get most hearsay statements in these days. Second, while the presumption of innocence is still the law in the United States, for all practical purposes a person has to prove their innocence before a jury to be found not guilty. As they saying goes, "They wouldn't have arrested him if he wasn't guilty." The "hang'em high and fast" people who comment on here do not want due process for anyone unless it if for them or someone they know, and then they scream they didn't get it no matter what. Get a grip people.

Big-D said...

I haven't saw anything on the news lately,so i,ll ask yall . Who kilt Kenny Stokes,where has he been.?

Anonymous said...

My formula for happiness...........I don't watch any Jackson news, I don't watch Cable news, I don't subscribe to a newspaper, and I don't care about impeachment. I am 75 years old and I will leave this world at peace with myself and my neighbors. I read JJ every day.

Anonymous said...

5:33 pm

Ignorance is not bliss

Anonymous said...

" My formula for happiness...........I don't watch any Jackson news,"

I don't either.

Jackson news has not existed on any of the three local TV stations for years.

The lead stories are always just casualty numbers from overnight "shootings", followed by the weather team having orgasms about potential rainfall two weeks into the future. Then they rehash the national stories with an occasional (alert) about a flat tire on I-220.

Gawd I miss Woodie Assaf & Bob Neblett.

Anonymous said...

For anyone who can't figure out what is wrong with Trump, I won't change your mind. If you want a lazy, lying, illiterate, protitute banging, pornstar paying, pill popping, anti-military, draft dodging, budget busting, clown to be your president, then you are obviously very happy right now. Merry Christmas to all of you and keep enjoying Fox News!

Anonymous said...

Gawd I miss Woodie Assaf & Bob Neblett.

And Augie File.....

Anonymous said...

KF thinks epstein hung himself and too scared to let comments suggest.

Anonymous said...

11:00 am, what the hell are you trying to say referencing “Antar’s Fontaine/Jiggetts sewer debacle”.? A private company engaged by the City is working on the repair of a 75 year old sewer line. Why is that a debacle!? Has it temporarily blocked your cut through this great neighborhood?

Anonymous said...

@7:50
KF knows it ain't safe to name names until Netanyahu says so.

Anonymous said...

Add Michael Rubenstein to the above list.

Prediction for 2020: the Clarion Ledger will convert to internet-only.

Anonymous said...

Christianity Today editorial anyone?

Wow, just wow.

Anonymous said...

Well 6:29, since my two retirement checks and 401k have now increased back to where they were before the illegal muslim POTUS imposter ran things in the ground, I'll take it.

Standard Dim-O-Krat mindset is hey lets keep promising all the dregs of society the moon to get dem-dar votes and after things turn into a carbon copy of Jackson they look around and say "What do you mean we run out of money.....we still got blank checks"!!!!

Anonymous said...

For those asking about the Zoo, it will not be opening anytime soon! City and zooOceanarium unable to come to an agreement regarding City funding, repairs, upgrades, etc... I’m hearing this new company never said they would invest ‘millions’ into the Zoo. So now City is working to get USDA license(I believe USDA came out this week for first inspection) Meanwhile, that place is looking even more deserted from pictures I’ve seen recently.

Anonymous said...

This time of year I miss Moonlight Madness at Westland Plaza. The giant Christmas Tree in the parking lot. Ah! The memories.

Anonymous said...

10:38....those were the days! The days when our once great town was a place you had pride to say you lived in. I travel all over the state and all I hear is negative comments about Jackson. But when I ask what is different form their town to Jackson they cannot explain it. Dems will always never learn how to operate a town or a business. For that matter, I would have to say the percentage of business owners who are democrat are very low and those that are they on the public side to get contracts such as local state and federal.

But, I would love for KF to post photos of Jackson when it was in its glory. Maybe he can do that soon.

Anonymous said...

I’ve had republican views for as long as I remember and I’ve been voting since 1989 but it just doesn’t seem right that the jury(Mitch ) would coordinate with the defendant at a trial. I want the truth no matter which way it goes. I believe in justice no matter who it affects

Anonymous said...

4:51 am

You are proud of a Jackson where black people were subjected to a vastly different experience.

You long for a time when there was a caste system.

You hate it now and claim blacks cannot govern after failing your fellow citizens in Jackson.

The pity if for you and your ilk.

I sense you are closer to the grace than the cradle and that’s probably best for all involved.

Anonymous said...

10:38....those were the days! The days when our once great town was a place you had pride to say you lived in. I travel all over the state and all I hear is negative comments about Jackson. But when I ask what is different form their town to Jackson they cannot explain it. Dems will always never learn how to operate a town or a business. For that matter, I would have to say the percentage of business owners who are democrat are very low and those that are they on the public side to get contracts such as local state and federal.

Now let's translate that via 1960 Ross Barnett terminology

"10:38.........those were the days! Back then we could go around beat up and harass the coloreds without getting in trouble and losing our jobs! Yep, we kept them out of neighborhoods, kept them out of our schools! We didn't want their boys and gals intermixing with our kids! The days when our once-great town was a place you had pride to say you lived in because we kept them coloreds in their place. I travel all over the state and all I hear is negative comments about Jackson. But when I ask what is different from their town to Jackson they tell me in the whisper all the n*ggers don't run sh*t! Blacks will always never learn how to operate a town or a business. For that matter, I would have to say the percentage of business owners who are black are very low and those that are they on the public side to get contracts such as local state and federal."

That's what they probably really wanted to say

Anonymous said...

Please go to www.senate.gov and read the Senate report on foreign interference ( which is ongoing).

Please learn about Victor Shokin, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General that all of NATO wanted fired to learn WHY they wanted him fired.

You have to learn to tell the difference between the " good guys" and the "bad guys" in Ukraine. And, you have to know the timeline for when Ukraine was able to start
forming a real democracy.

Please find out when the Ukrainian Ambassador to the US has confirmed she was told the aid was held up. Put into your search engine " current Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S.)

Please look up Putin's comments on Ukraine " meddling" in our election not Russia ( search engine) and see the timeline and translations of his comments. The comments will sound familiar even if you haven't heard them from him.

We are arguing among ourselves about partisan politics when we ought to be worried about national security. But, only if YOU are enough of a Patriot to bother with facts, will you be convinced.

The Clinton,Bush,and Obama administrations and their failures have some responsibility in our current mess in how the Clinton impeachment and investigation of H. Clinton unfolded as well as not acting more aggressively to threats.

But, neither side will start seeing that until you start educating yourselves and figure out that we are all suffering from the past mistakes of both parties who now find they are having to live with their past political games being played by their opponents.

When you change the rules, those rules for your benefit, you can't complain when the other side uses those changes against you.

The hypocrisy of BOTH political parties is stunning.



Anonymous said...

Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election is a lie created by Putin and promoted by Trump, Giuliani, Cruz, et al.

Anonymous said...

3:43 pm The Ukrainian interference lie originated with Putin and spread to Manafort and others in the Trump campaign who were unregistered " foreign agents" and in prison now as a result.
I would remind you that neither Assange or Snowden had contacts with Ukraine.
What is astonishing is that Guiliani has met and continues to meet with the corrupt oligarchs and Ukrainian Soviet sympathizers in the previous Ukrainian governments that all our allies agreed were so corrupt that all agreed not to provide arms to Ukraine until those people were out of positions of power and influence.
When you add that Syria is now as firmly obligated to Russia as Cuba ever was, and that Putin's latest 4 hour "interview" gave new impeachment talking points in support of Trump that are already on social media and spewing out of GOP Senators mouths, it makes Trump look like a turncoat who has been either bought or blackmailed.
I personally just think he is either senile or an example of "social promotion" throughout his life". His claim to be a "graduate of Wharton School of Business" as if he had even a 6 week MBA from there much less a 2 year MBA ( which was what I was went he attended)is like a Millsaps 4 year graduate claiming he graduated from " The Else School of Management" with an MBA instead of having a BS in business.
He doesn't seem to know things kids who are college bound know by high school graduation like which States are actually on our border or that there were no airplanes during our Revolutionary War. Worse, he has no tolerance for briefings and that his security briefing is abbreviated to 30 min. should terrify all of us. He admits he doesn't like to read which is necessary for college.
I remember when one of my friends went to a private military school, his buddy said, " I could send my cocker spaniel there if I had enough money"... he was flunking out".



Anonymous said...

Kingfish,
How can the governor declare holidays for state employees that the statute 3-3-7 doesn't allow? AG opinions say local governments can't do this. I'm sure many do.

Sure, everyone likes to be off for the holidays, but do taxpayers consent to giving away money not earned? I think they call this an impermissible donation, which violates the state constitution.

No media seems to be interested, I guess to not be a Scrooge. But that is a lot of tax money wasted. You seem to be one who looks out for such, regardless.

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