Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Lockdown Logjam

Posted below is a clip of Joe Rogan discussing the pandemic and shutdowns on his podcast today.  He makes some interesting points and nope, there are going to be no cliff notes.  Enjoy.

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Jackson Shutting Down?

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement this evening.

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They'rrrrre Baaaaaaaack!!!

Virus talk got you down? Don't worry, an old friend is back to make things right.  Enjoy.

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Governor Locks Down Lauderdale

Governor Tate Reeves is holding a press conference right now.  It is streamed below.  Govenor Reeves issued a shelter in place order for Lauderdale County this morning.   The press release is posted below as well.

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937 Cases, 20 Deaths

Hinds County has most infections but no deaths. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 937 cases of Wuhan Virus this morning as well as 20 deaths. 211 patients are hospitalized. The daily increase has remained steady at 90 cases the last six days.

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Killer Back in Jail

Demarious Banyard is back in jail again.  The convicted killer caught a break this year and got out of prison on February 20 only to get arrested Sunday. Banyard killed a pizza delivery driver in 2003 when he was only 13 years old.  WLBT reported in 2006:

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Virgi Can't Get It Done

Virgi Tries to Throw Contract to Mayor's Father-in-Law

The Jackson City Council rejected an attempt to award a $4,990 security camera contract to the Safewatch Security Systems at the March 17 meeting.  The company is owned by Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba's father-in-law.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Cowabunga, Dude!

Thirty years ago today.......

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Movin' on Up

Cory Wilson to Fifth Circuit, Kristi Johnson to Federal Bench

Senator Roger Wicker issued the following statement.

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Knock It Off!

The Governor is NOT SHUTTING DOWN THE LIQUOR STORES.  A bout of Facebook foolishness broke out a little while ago.  Someone posted that the Governor is going to shut down the liquor stores at 3 PM today.  Needless to say, the fake news is spreading like wildfire on social media.  Yours truly spoke to the Governor's office.   Seriously, just think, people.  People can't go out for recreations right now.  The Governor or Health Department is not about to take away one of the last recreations or vices. Doing so does nothing to fight the Coronavirus and just agitates the population even more. 

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Canton Curfew

The city of Canton issued the following statement.

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MSDH Reports 847 Covid19 Cases

The State Department of Health reported 847 infections and 16 deaths today. 195 virus patients  are hospitalized.  The Department will not report how many are on ventilators.  The pace of new cases reported has been around 90 cases per day for the last five days.

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Doctor Questions Coronavirus Strategy

Is Mississippi making a mistake fighting the Coronavirus? A local doctor thinks so and fears Mississippi’s response to the pandemic endangers doctors and nurses.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Stupid is Strong

We have a tie for the Idiots of the Day award.  Instead of picking a champ, you get to enjoy both.

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Governor Press Conference on Covid19

Governor Tate Reeves is holding a press conference right now.  The stream and his statement are posted below.

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The Coronavirus Singalong Song

Warning: EXPLICIT LYRICS!!!

No pandemic would be complete without its own anthem.  Enjoy.

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Louisiana Coronavirus Update

The Louisiana State Department of Health reported 3,540 cases of the Wuhan Virus and 151 deaths today.  1,127 patients are hospitalized (+200)  while 380 (+45) are on ventilators.   New Orleans continues to bear the brunt of the epidemic as Jefferson and Orleans parishes comprise 60% of infections and 67% of deaths.  However, their share is falling as the virus spreads out among the state. The department also said the vast majority of deaths had diabetes and obesity as pre-existing conditions.

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Covid19 Infections Rise to 758

The Coronavirus continues to spread in Mississippi.  The State Department of Health reported 758 infections and 14 deaths today. 173 virus patients are hospitalized.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

Now you really can't get to church thanks to you know what.  No problemo, JJ has got ya covered.  Posted below is a sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson) in 1991.  He is probably the best preacher Jackson ever saw.  Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: Virus Deaths Should Weigh Heavily on Political Leaders

The notion that Mississippians can return to normal life and work by Easter Sunday is poppycock.

What the coronavirus has brought is a new and challenging normal, at least until a cure or vaccine can be developed.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Bored & Confused

Cabin fever is no doubt setting in among the natives.   Since you can't go to concerts, JJ will bring the concert do you.  Up on deck, one little band from 1970.  Pour some more of that drink you're nursing and enjoy. 

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This is not Going to End Well

Some lawyers just can't help themselves, even during a time of pandemic.

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Louisiana Has Largest Increase in Covid19 Cases

Don't want to die of virus? Lose weight!

The Louisiana State Department of Health reported 3,315 cases of the Wuhan Virus and 137 deaths today.  927 patients are hospitalized while 336 are on ventilators.  Yesterday was the largest jump in Covid19 cases in Louisiana.  New Orleans continues to bear the brunt of the epidemic as Jefferson and Orleans parishes comprise 62% of infections and 70% of deaths.  The department also said the vast majority of deaths had diabetes and obesity as pre-existing conditions.

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MSDH Reports 663 Covid19 Cases & 13 Deaths

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 663 Covid19 infections in Mississippi today.  The virus's death toll is now 13 people in the Magnolia State.  152 patients are hospitalized. 

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Ouch!

The Indians are really cracking down, literally, on those who violate quarantine. 

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UMC Can Test for Covid19

UMC issued the following statement.

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New Orleans Drowning

The Louisiana State Department of Health reported 2,746 cases of the Wuhan Virus and 119 deaths today.  773 patients are hospitalized while 270 are on ventilators.  Jefferson and Orleans parishes comprise 62% of infections and 68% of the deaths. 

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Farmers Market Open Tomorrow

Ag Commish Andrew Gipson issued the following statement.

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Supremes: Courts Must Stay Open

The Mississippi Supreme Court issued the following statement. 

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579 & Rising

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 579 cases of Wuhan Virus.  8 deaths were caused by the virus.

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Flashback Friday

Today's edition of Flashback Friday presents the Jackson International Speedway in Clinton. 

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Covid19 Update

Wuhan Virus deaths continue to climb in the good ole U.S. of A.  There are 1,241 deaths today, 241 more deaths than yesterday. The top ten states are:

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Sing, Sing, Sing!

Stuck at home but miss the music scene? One woman aims to fix that problem by bringing the music to you.  Pour a drink and enjoy.

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UMC Advises on Covid19 & Pregnancy

UMC issued the following press release.

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Governor Holds Press Conference

Governor Tate Reeves is holding a press conference.  It is streamed below.

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Hurricane Covid Slams into New Orleans

The Louisiana State Department of Health reported 2,355 case of the Wuhan Virus and 83 deaths today.  676 patients are hospitalized while 239 are on ventilators.  New Orleans is suffering the brunt of the epidemic while more health care workers become infected. 

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Lamar Adams & Selling Igloos......

How good of a con artist was Lamar Adams? Lamar Adams was so good that he sold timber investments promising 12% returns during a timber bust.  As Lamar shoveled phony timber deeds by the bushel to gullible investors, the timber market in Mississippi was in a ten-year depression. CALPERS lost more than $500 million on a ten-year investment in southern timber while Madison Timber investors enjoyed phony 12% returns,  The Institutional Real Estate website reported in 2018:

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Mississippi Reports 485 Covid19 Cases

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 485 cases of Covid19 virus today.   The virus has killed five people. 31% of Covid19 patients were hospitalized. 

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Covid19 Deaths Shoot Past 1,000 in U.S.

1,054 people have died of the Covid19 virus in the United States.  The numbers paint an even more dismal picture.  There were only 152 deaths a week ago (and that included 31 new deaths).  The daily increase skyrocketed to 254 deaths yesterday as the virus spreads.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

You Can't Afford It!

The viral hits keep on coming so in the interest of public service, JJ is bringing you a chill pill. Enjoy.

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Make It 4 & 5

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement.

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Cruising Canceled

Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance issued the following statement.

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3rd Covid19 Death Reported

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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JJ Files Complaint Against Library Board

JJ filed an Open Meetings Act complaint against the Jackson-Hinds Library System Board of Trustees yesterday with the Mississippi Ethics Commission.  The Board took several actions in March 2019 even though a quorum was not present.  The Board also discussed and voted on several items in executive session in August 2019 even though said items are exempted from the Open Meetings Act.   JJ asked the Commission to void all actions taken at the March meeting and August Executive Session. 

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Bored?

Stuck at home with nothing to do? Looking for something new to watch? Check this program out.  Enjoy.

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New Orleans Hospitals are a "War Zone"

Louisiana reports 65 deaths and 1,795 infections due to the Covid19 virus.  New Orleans is the epicenter for the Louisiana epidemic as 66% of the infections are in Orleans and Jefferson parishes.  44 of the deaths are in those two parishes.  The news continues to worsen for New Orleans as the Covid19 wave threatens to swamp New Orleans hospitals.One New Orleans nurse described her hospital as a "war zone."  The Times-Picayune reported:

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377 Cases, 2 Deaths

The Mississippi State Department of Health Health reported a second death and 377 cases of covid19.  The second death is former Lexington Mayor Clint Cobbins.

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Sid Salter: Pandemic Will Strain Rainy Day Fund

A lot of Mississippians are lying awake at night these days, worried about their loved ones, worried about their health, worried about their jobs and businesses, and worried mightily about the future of the U.S. economy and what impacts that will have on Mississippi.

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Timing is Everything

Ole Miss sent this email out to prospective donors yesterday.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Equal Time

Believe it or not, one expert suggests we should ignore social distancing so as to strengthen our immune systems.  He says our preoccupation with germs has turned us into a nation of wimps.  See for yourself.

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320 Cases, Governor Cracks Down

Governor Tate Reeves just announced he is suspending dine-in service at restaurants and banning gathering of groups of more than ten people.    The Mississippi State Department of Health.  reported 320 cases of the Wuhan Virus although it has not updated its website. There were only 12 cases on Monday last week. 

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Where Did the Welfare Money Go?

The Mississippi Community Education Center apparently spent millions of TANF funds on fitness trainers, leases, paying famous employees, advertising, and other forms of largess.  The leadership of MCEC is under indictment for allegedly embezzling millions of dollars in TANF funds obtained through DHS grants.  However, MCEC fire back and said it acted under DHS approval and direction. 

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"They're Gonna Kill This Dude, Girl"

A police chase didn't end so well for the driver of a Dodge Charger last week.  Pearl police noticed the car didn't have a license plate on Pearson Road and tried to pull it over.  The Charger took off, got on I-20 East, and sped over 100 mph.  Pearl police chased but gave up.  The suspect got off at the Crossgates exit and managed to flip his car.  Police charged him with felony fleeing, reckless driving, and having no license plate.  A witness managed to videotape the arrest.  The video is posted below. 

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Home-Schooling the Kids

Are you dissatisfied with the online curriculum for your child while they are stuck at home? Do your children need to work on their reading?  A real gem popped up on Amazon.

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MDE Provides Learning-at-Home Resources

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement. 

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Harvard: Mississippi Short of ICU Beds Needed for Covid19

Note: The Mississippi State Department of Health said Harvard used data from 2018. 

The Harvard Global Health Institute estimates Mississippi is woefully short on ICU and hospital beds needed for Covid19 infections.  Harvard compiled hospital data for all states and published the information online.  Epidemiologists estimate 20% of Covid19 patients will require hospitalization.  The Institute estimates Mississippi will suffer over a million infections.  Posted below are the Harvard estimates for Mississippi's hospital and ICU capacity.

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Haley Barbour: Lessons from Mega-Disasters


As our country confronts the coronavirus pandemic, there are lessons we can and should learn from previous mega-disasters.

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Cute Video of the Day

Or how to make a filter mask 101!

The Walker family is definitely making lemonade out of Coronavirus lemons.  Sarah Walker and her precocious daughter produced a video that shows how to make a filter mask at home. Let's face it, no one is buying N95 masks for awhile so every little bit of advice helps.  The video is on Youtube and is posted below. 

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MSDH Reports 249 Covid19 Cases

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 249 cases of Wuhan Virus this morning. However, Mississippi has only suffered one death caused by the virus. There were only 12 reported cases a week ago. 

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Covid19 Testing Sites Announced

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Carjacking Party Ends in Prison

Some carjackers who brazenly live-streamed their own carjacking and police chase on Facebook a few years ago are now serving serious time in prison.  They received their 15 minutes of fame as the video made more than a few headlines not just in Jackson but across the nation on social media. 

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Over 200 Cases in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 207 cases of Wuhan Virus this morning.  Fortunately, there is still only one death caused by the virus.  There were only 12 reported cases on Monday.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

Well, you cats really can't make it to church today so JJ will bring church to you.  Enjoy the 1991 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson) that is posted below.

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Bill Crawford: Maybe We Will Realize We are Better Together

As we hunker down in fear of the coronavirus, not all must be gloom and doom.

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No Comment!

Comedian Norm McDonald had a few things to say about the virus.

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

PSA

This post is a public service announcement for the golfers in the Jackson metro area.  Since one country club reported a golfer contracted the virus, cleanliness on the golf course is more important than ever.  The video below may make the difference between life and death on the back nine.

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Mississippi: 140 Cases

Reunion reports a case. 

Here it comes.  The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 60 new cases of the Wuhan Virus yesterday.   There is still only one death reported.  However, more deaths are expected. 

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Health Dept. Recommends Restaurants Shut Down Dine-in Service

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement.

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But I saw it on FACEBOOK!!!!

Social media is getting a little out of hand this week.  Take Corner Market for example.   The store was just going about it's business, trying to serve customers when someone snapped took that dreaded picture and rushed to post it on social media:

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Louisiana Cases Continue to Rise

The Louisiana Department of Health reported 537 cases and 14 deaths caused by the Coronavirus.  There were only 36 cases a week ago.  Department of Health website.  440 cases are in Jefferson, Orleans, and St. Tammany parishes. 

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UMC Announces Fairgrounds Testing, Telehealth App

UMC issued the following statement.

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Need Veggies?

Don't want to fight over avocados and soy beans at the grocery store today? Head over to Broad Street Bakery where wholesalers are trying to sell their produce that was meant for restaurants.  The announcement is posted below.

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Meanwhile, Some Things Never Change

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Mississippi: 80, Hinds: 7, Rankin: 3, Madison: 3

CCJ reports a case. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 30 new cases of the Coronavirus yesterday. The total number of cases for Mississippi is 80.  There has only been one death so far although more are expected.

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162

162 and rising.  Such is the death toll for the Wuhan Virus.  Sharyl Attkisson reported on her website that 162 Americans died from the virus. She is kind enough to provide a list of the ages of the victims as well as a fatality analysis that is posted below.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Throwback Thursday

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and a young Johnny Carson.  What could possibly go wrong? 90 minutes of the Rat Pack and the newly-crowned King of Late Night.  Enjoy.

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First Mississippi Covid19 Death Recorded

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement.

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Blackmon Arrested

Madison County Deputies arrested Canton attorney Lawrence Blackmon last night for public drunkenness, public profanity, and failure to comply.  Deputies encountered Blackmon on a drug raid last night. The police report states Blackmon repeatedly cursed and screamed at deputies as he repeatedly used the "F" word.  JJ obtained the report through a public records request.  The report states:

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Need Something to Watch?

Stuck at home and want something educational to watch? Do you want to teach the kids some history in a fun sort of way? Check out a little gem on Youtube.  The Great War channel is dedicated to telling the story of World War I but in a slightly different fashion.  Indy Neidell provides a weekly video that covers the Great War as it unfolded that each week.  Lectures, newspaper articles, videos, and photographs are used to give viewers a similar experience to what you would see if you lived one hundred years ago.  This is a highly enjoyable way of learning history. Enjoy.

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While Louisiana Cases Skyrocket

Update (10:50 PM): 392 cases reported. 10 deaths.  328 cases are in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Tammany parishes.

While Mississippi is suffering a relatively mild outbreak of the Covid19 Virus, the New Orleans area is under assault from that deadly little bug.  The Louisiana Department of Health reports 380 cases and 10 deaths.

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50 Cases but No Deaths in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 50 Wuhan Virus cases in Mississippi but no deaths:

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Adjusting to Coronavirus Reality

UMC issued the following press release authored by Ruth Cummins. 

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Will Coronavirus Bring Winter?

Well, the Wuhan Virus may actually bring one unexpected benefit.  The Fat Man posted today:

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114

The Covid19 virus death count is 114 and climbing.  Sharyl Attkisson reported the latest death toll on her website tonight.  Her list includes the ages of the victims.  Seven deceased victims were in their 50's while two were in their 40's.  The rest were over the age of 60.  

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

ABC Approves Curbside Service

The Booze Board issued the following statement. 

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UMC Prepares for Covid19 Wave

UMC issued the following statement. 

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Jackson Shuts It All Down

The Lord Protector of Jackson, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, issued the following Executive Order (see page 2).

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Awwwww

A poor little bully was starving on the streets.  Check out what happened to him.

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Closing It Down

Georgia Blue is shutting down all of its restaurants during the Covid19 crisis.  The company announced on Facebook:

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Funny but True

There is truth in this meme. 

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Mississippi: 34, Hinds: 6, Madison: 1

Update (2:40 PM): UMC said a nurse contracted the virus. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 34 cases of Wuhan Virus.

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Sid Salter: From Polio to Flu to Covid19, History Offers Lesson in Perserverance

As a child in the mid-1960s, I remember standing in a line out the door and into the parking lot of the school building where my twin sister and I received our oral polio vaccine. We stood with hundreds of rural Mississippians in the hot sun, waiting on that magic sugar cube.

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Ridgeland Catches Carjacking Suspects

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement. 

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105 & Rising

The number of Covid19 deaths is 105.  Sharyl Attkisson posts a daily total compiled from CDC reports on her website. All but a handful of deaths are patients over the age of 60.  That little bug is feasting down at a retirement home in New Orleans. It killed two residents and infected more.  Her list includes the age and sex of the deceased. 

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

You Were Expecting Albert Schweitzer?

Let's face it, this week has sucked in a major way but there is yet hope:

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Dolts & Dorks

Pennsylvania got reeeeaaal smart and closed down the liquor stores.  The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced yesterday:

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Legislature Suspends Session

The Mississippi Legislature suspended the 2020 legislative session. It will resume April 1.

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Will Attorney Go to the Dawg Pound?

Special Circuit Judge Jeff Weill ordered Attorney Barry Gilmer to appear in Madison County Justice Court tomorrow for execution of his sentence. However, the hearing was continued until May due to the closure of the courthouse.  The Justice Court convicted Gilmer of discharging a firearms towards a dwelling and disturbing the peace.  Judge Weill dismissed Gilmer's appeal after the attorney failed to appear for his jury trial.  JJ reported on December 17, 2018:

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Mississippi: 21, Hinds: 4

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported there are 21 cases of Covid19 in Mississippi.  The county list is posted below.

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85 & Counting

Sharyl Attkisson has a convenient list of Covid19 deaths on her website.  Check out the list. One feature should jump out almost immediately. 

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Wow!

Take a look at Disneyworld today.  A shame this guy didn't play The End in the background.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis Through Eating

Suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and want to improve your diet? Check out this recipe. 

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Dispatch from Pelahatchie (Victory)

Pelahatchie got it's drug money back.  State Auditor Shad White announced:

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Mississippi: 12 Cases

There are 12 cases of Wuhan Virus in Mississippi.  The Mississippi State Department of Health reported:

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Courts Implement Covid19 Measures

Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph issued the following statement.

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Jackson to Declare State of Emergency

Jackson Urban Praetor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

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Richard Wright Library Closes

Yet another Jackson library is closing because the building is falling apart.  You simply can't make this up.  The Jackson-Hinds Library System issued the following statement:

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Media infected?

Will the Wuhan Virus infect the media? Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) held a conference in New Orleans a week ago.  Unfortunately, someone who attended tested postive for Covid 19.  Nola.com reported March 10:

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Answering the Covid Questions

What is Covid19? What does it do? Why does it generate so much fear? Public Health expert Alanna Shaikh answered these questions and others in a rather sobering TED Talk last week.  It is one of the better discussions on the virus and well worth watching.  The video is posted below. 

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Israelis Don't Play

Some fool under quarantine decided to go to the train station in Israel yesterday.  It didn't go too well for him:

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Mississippi: 10, Hinds County: 2

Update: A UMC student and a JSU student tested positive for the virus. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported more cases of the Wuhan Virus, including two patients in Hinds County.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

Well, you really can't make to church this morning.  Don't worry, JJ has you covered.  Enjoy this 1991 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson). 

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Bill Crawford: Pandemic Highlights Lack of Strategic Planning

To repeat myself, politicians tend to be adept at reactive, tactical political thinking but inept at long-term strategic policy thinking. I wrote about this recently with regard to lack of well thought out, long-term strategies for flood control, transportation and water/sewage infrastructure, and trauma care.

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No Comment!

One clown bragged on Facebook he managed to snag 60 rolls of toilet paper:

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

UMC Shuts It Down

UMC issued the following statement. 

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School's Out for Awhile

The Mississippi Department of Education posted a list of school closings on its website.  Link to closings list. Comments turned.  There are plenty of other posts about the same subject.  

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Drivers Service Bureaus Closed

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement.

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Governor Reeves Declares State of Emergency

Lord Protector Tate Reeves issued the following statement.

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For Your Bingeing Pleasure

Stuck at home and wondering what to binge? Amazon Prime brought back an oldie but oh so goodie.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

6 cases

Health Department is holding a presser right now.   It just announced there are six cases of Wuhan Virus in Mississippi.  I am posting below from the presser. It is live-streamed at department 's FB page.

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Clinton Police Officer Shot

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Three More Mississippi Cases

Update (2:30): A fourth case was just reported.  

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Ground Zero View from Italy

The Wuhan Virus is wreaking havoc in northern Italy as it overwhelms hospitals.   The Journal of the American Medical Association interviewed Dr. Maruizio Cecconi today about the crisis in Italian hospitals.  Dr. Cecconi is the head of anesthesiology & ICU at Humanitas Research Hospital in Lombardy, Italy.  He provides a ground-zero view of what is taking place in Italy.  The video of the interview is posted below.

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Med Marijuana Alternative passes Senate

Mississippi voters will have not one but two medical marijuana initiatives on the ballot in November.  The Senate passed a resolution last night that will place an alternative medical marijuana measure on the ballot.  The resolution passed the Senate on a 34-17 vote. The resolution is an alternative to Initiative 65, which legalizes medical marijuana in Mississippi.

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Majority of Mississippi Children Need Developmental Health Care

UMC issued the following press release authored by Annie Oeth. 

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

No Comment!

This video might be a lesson in how not to fight the Wuhan Virus.

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Costco Comes to Ridgeland.

Costco finally opens in Ridgeland today.  Posted below are pictures taken last night during a preview opening.  Enjoy. 

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MDOC Suspends Visitation

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued the following statement. 

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Millsaps Extends Spring Break

Millsaps College issued the following statement. 

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Coronavirus Presser

Health Department's Coronavirus press conference is about to start. This post will be updated during the presser.  Word is state will go to a Level 1 of Concern.

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Senator Roger Wicker: Japanese Justice Holds American Hostage

It was worldwide news when Carlos Ghosn, former chairman and CEO of Nissan, took a daring, overnight flight from Tokyo to Beirut last December and became an international fugitive rather than face what he called the injustice of the Japanese legal system.

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Classy!

Barfights are nothing new but a trio of Jacksonians managed to make the tv news in New Orleans.  WWL-TV reported:

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

State Gets First Coronavirus Case

The Mississippi State Department of  Health issued the following statement.

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Canceled!

The St. Paddy's Day Parade is cancelled due to the Coronavirus. The State Department of Health advised cancelling the parade this morning.  Malcolm White took their advice and made the decision to shut it down. The parade will return next year.

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Interview with a Medical Detective

If you want to learn more about the Wuhan Virus, check out Joe Rogan's latest podcast posted below.  He interviewed Dr. Michael Osterholm, a well-respected Epidemiologist. It is a rather sobering conversation. Watch at least the first 15 minutes. Enjoy.

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Judge Wooten Frees Another Criminal

Hinds County Circuit Judge Adrienne Wooten freed another violent criminal yesterday.  Darnell Turner is serving 45 years for strangling the mother of his child, shooting at her, and hanging her from a bridge. Of course, the thug appealed his sentence. He asked Judge Wooten to grant him a bond while he appeals his sentence.   The ever-so-gracious Circuit Court Judge ignored the Attorney General's objections and said yes, he could go home if he posted bond.  Turner made the $250,000 bond and is no longer in prison.

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Sid Salter: Dem Primary Campaigns in Mississippi Take on a National Flavor

As the Democratic presidential primary came into focus in Mississippi over the weekend, it was interesting to observe just how closely the race in Mississippi mirrored the national narrative.

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Gunn Brags About Alternative Med Marijuana Bill

Speaker of the House Phillip  Gunn issued the following statement.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Senate Approves Pre-K Improvements

Leftenent Governor Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement. 

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Fire!

An 18-wheeler caught on fire on I-55N today:

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MDE Announces Teacher of the Year Finalists

The Mississippi Ministry of Education issued the following press release.

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Rankin Chase Ends in NE Jackson

Rankin County Deputies are searching for four auto burglary suspects after a chase ended at Old Canton Road and Ridgewood Road.  The suspects are considered to be armed and dangerous.




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Meet Cosmo

Meet Cosmo, one big, lovable lug nut.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

The Case of the Lost Soul

Warning: Do not drink or eat while reading this post.

The transmigration of souls apparently took place in Hinds County even though a Chancellor said otherwise.  A woman petitioned Chancellor Tiffany Grove to rule her father had been dead for seven years.  However, this was no ordinary death.  Ashley Johnson claimed Audray Johnson's body was still alive but his spirit was dead, replaced by the spirit of Akecheta Morningstar. Hell, I can't write this post with a straight face.  Just read the order and affidavit posted below. The first two paragraphs say it all.

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Child Molester Gets 25 Years

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

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Open Meetings Act? What's That?

Laws? We don't need no laws! We are the Library Board!  The Open Meetings Act apparently doesn't apply to the Jackson-Hinds Library Board of Trustees as it held at least one board meeting last year despite the absence of a quorum.  The Board also  

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It's time for Mississippi to lead the fight nationally for our 2nd Amendment, for life, and for strong borders. Throughout the history of our state, Mississippians have always been the first to lead on the field of battle. So why is it that too often, our representatives in Washington fail to lead on the issues that matter most to Mississippians? I will proudly be Mississippi's first member of the House Freedom Caucus, and I will make sure that Mississippi is leading the fight nationally for our 2nd Amendment, life, and strong borders.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Coming to a Port Near You

Who says we can't have a little bit of fun with the Coronavirus? Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: Reeves Must Do More than Build on the Past

Running for governor, Tate Reeves touted the successes achieved over eight years with Phil Bryant as governor and himself as Lt. Governor.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

It's a beautiful day outside, the sort of day that makes one want to skip church.  If the reader is so inclined, posted below is a 1991 sermon posted by the late Dr. Frank Pollard.

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Polly Chambers Passes Away

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation issued the following statement.

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Through infrastructure investments like rural high speed internet and the I-14 corridor, vocational education in high schools, and America First trade deals, we can restore the beating heart of our great state!
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To Catch a Thief

The Hemline store in Ridgeland asked for help in identifying the suspect in the video posted below.  Contact the store with any helpful information. 

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Doctor Talks Some Sense on COVID-19

Finally a doctor talks some good sense about the Coronavirus.  Dr. Jeremy Faust, a Boston ER Doc, wrote in Slate that the mortality rates for the virus will probably decline and fall below 1%.  The virus is "relatively benign" for young people although a serious danger to elderly patients who were already sick or had compromised immune systems.  Dr. Faust wrote:

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Mayor Says Zoo Contract Almost Signed

Jackson Mayor and Lord Protector Chokwe Antar Lumumba told the City Council Tuesday night that a contract would soon be signed with Zooceanarium to manage the Jackson Zoo. WAPT reported:

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Bill to Increase Death Benefits Passes Senate

Leftenent Governor Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement. 

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Conservation District Clerk Indicted for Embezzlement

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement.

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Bar Reprimands Carlos Moore

The Mississippi Bar issued a public reprimand to Carlos the Clown.  The Bar stated in the most recent issue of the Mississippi Lawyer:

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Absentee Ballots Fewer than 2016

Secretary of State Michael Watson issued the following statement.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

It's Always the Quiet Ones

Kid gets bullied but thing didn't quite turn out as planned for the bully.  Enjoy.

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The two largest search engines in the world are owned by the same company. Over 92% of all internet searches on earth go through either Google or YouTube. Google has power over language that would make George Orwell blush. We must elect Republicans who understand this issue as the grave threat to our national sovereignty that it is.



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Trump Trounces Dems in Mason-Dixon Poll

Sanders cancels Mississippi visit. 

President Trump thrashes both Democratic Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernard Sanders by at least 15 points in the latest Mason-Dixon poll.  50% of the respondents also gave Governor Tate Reeves a favorable rating. SOme highlights of the poll are:

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Nature's Fury

How bad was the storm yesterday? Check out these before and after photos Philip Cothern shot of the Natchez Trace at Rocks Road.

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Court OKs Sale of Lane Home

A Rankin County court approved the sale of David L. Lane's Ridgeland home for $293,000.  The proceeds from the sale will be deposited with the court.

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Bigger Pie: What's Wrong W/Government-Regulated Monopolies?

Nothing if you are one. Like Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power. Regulated monopolies are largely protected from competition and are great for their shareholders. Not so great for their customers though. Especially if the regulator (the Public Service Commission) has its thumb on the scale for the monopoly.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Health Dept. Establishes Coronavirus Hotline

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Governor Discusses Coronavirus

Governor appoints new DHS Executive Director

Governor Tate Reeves is holding a press conference right now.  It is streamed below.

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Warren Strain Update

Warren Strain enjoyed a bit of good news last week.  His wife posted on Facebook yesterday:

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Want Healthier Milk?

It is no secret milk consumption has been on the decline for several decades.  However, two segments of the milk industry that actually show growth. "Craft" milk is gaining ground as consumers turn to various forms of milk such as organic, almond, soy, and even unpasteurized milk.   Guess who has the other segment? Coke.  Do you like drinking milk but don't want to drink the large amount of sugar usually found in milk? Check out Coke's Fairlife milk. The Wall Street Journal reported a few months ago:

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Porter Bingham Case Continued Again

Porter Bingham's trial is continued yet again.  A grand jury indicted him recently for bank fraud, money laundering, and wire fraud that were allegedly committed in a $2 million bond sale for Rolling Fork in 2015. The case has been continued five times. 

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Sid Salter: Coronavirus Isn't First Pandemic to Threaten Mississippians.

While the state of Mississippi currently has no known or reported cases, the growing global concern over probable U.S. impacts from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic certainly should not be wasted on Mississippians.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Freeeeeedoooooom!!!

A movie classic comes back to the big screen later this month.  Spartacus, er, I mean Braveheart appears March 22 and 23 at Malco and Tinseltown.  Showtimes are posted below. 

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MDE Issues Coronavirus Guidelines

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.

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Eating to Fight Arthritis

Suffering from arthritis? Try the late Holly Clegg's oven-baked lemon chicken recipe in the video posted below.  It only requires five ingredients and is simple to make.  Bon appetit!

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USM Defends Itself in DHS Scandal

The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following statement on the MCEC scandal. 

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Idiots of the Day

Check out this domestic violence (alleged) case from Hinds County.  Page 5 tells the whole story.  Is there any way both husband and wife can be arrested and jailed for general stupidity?

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Coronavirus Patient Speaks

Load up on water, Pedialyte, & Gatorade!

Who you gonna believe, the media or your lyin' eyes? Carl Goldman is a radio station owner in Santa Clarita, California. Unfortunately, the humorous businessman is also a Coronavirus patient.  He reported his experiences in a Washington ____ essay:

I have the coronavirus. And it hasn’t been that bad....

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Calamari This!

Nothing like a giant squid hanging around a Shell oil platform.  Check out the video posted below.

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CMU Wins Battle Against Rudy

But War to Continue

CMU claimed victory over Rudy Warnock in Federal court today.  Madison County Engineer Rudy Warnock sued Canton Municipal Utilities for $6.3 million in U.S. District Court on in 2017.  Mr. Warnock claimed CMU breached three contracts with his company. CMU hired Mr. Warnock as its sole engineer in August 2016 but terminated him a few months later.  U.S. District Judge Halil Ozerden granted CMU's motion for summary judgment today.

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Anti-Vaxxers to Hold Rally

The anti-vaxxers are having a confab at the Capitol tomorrow. The Mississippi Parents for Vaccine Rights issued the following press release.

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Cooking to Reduce Inflammation

Have a problem with inflammation? The late Holly Clegg said give these three foods a try.  Although no longer with us, her culinary advice is still fresh.  Enjoy the short video.

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Food Fight at the Health Department

The Mississippi Justice Institute issued the following press release.

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Receiver Files Status Report in Lamar Adams Case

SEC Receiver Alysson Mills filed her status report in the Lamar Adams case last Friday.  The report is posted below.

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Beatdown in Beauty Supply

This little fracas took place at a beauty supply shop down in Gulfport.  A woman apparently got caught in a state of purloin when her purse was dumped.  Things went downhill from there.  Enjoy.

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Shad White: Bringing Sunshine to DHS

Last week when agents from the State Auditor’s office made six arrests in our Mississippi Department of Human Services (DHS) investigation, we put a stop to a multimillion-dollar public embezzlement scheme. We worked quickly and quietly over the last eight months to uncover this fraud. When we had proven the case against those six people, we brought the case to light immediately and put a stop to it before any additional money flowed to those individuals.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

Does the beautiful weather make you want to play hookey from church?  No problem.  JJ will bring church to you.  Enjoy this 1991 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson). 

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Bill Crawford: Could Republican Meddling Impact Democratic Primary?

The Republican primary set for March 10th offers few real contests.

President Donald Trump will easily overwhelm Bill Weld and Roque De La Fuente in the presidential primary.

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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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