Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Hood Threatens Businesses

Former Attorney General Jim Hood warned Mississippi businesses about reopening during the pandemic. WJTV reported:



37 comments:

Anonymous said...

So Jim Hood has turned into a money-hungry plaintiff's lawyer. Got it.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering how long it would be before Conway, er Jimmy, would be back before the cameras. Less than six months!

Anonymous said...

Did he threaten them or did he make a great point?

Anonymous said...

In the meantime..... our economy is not crashing but coming to a slow death. This will take many years to recover, that is if it actually does recover. I advise everyone to brace for the worst. Mr Hood is a Democrat so he naturally has to play his hand and with him being an attorney, well...it just comes natural to him. As a business owner I can see the train coming down the tracks and it’s not good. China has taken their first step with assistance from American citizens who I won’t point any fingers at and they have began what they have said they would do to us since the end of WWII and slowly choke us to death without firing a shot.

By the way, what’s the flu death statistic? Anybody heard?

Anonymous said...

a democrat utters the word ''lawsuit''. this ought to get the JJ peanut gallery pissing in their pants and foamining at the mouth. I'm predicting 80 comments here which is the gold standard for this blog.

Anonymous said...

And Hood will be neck deep in suing Mississippi businesses-

Anonymous said...

GTHOM!

Anonymous said...

I can't stand ambulance chasers. Hate them. Actually just smoked one legally in another state. The deposition was hilarious. But, Hood's right. Wouldn't vote for Jim, known him for 20 years. Not all bad, but, a Dem.

If you halfway followed the CDC and OSHA rules and recommendations, you'd have a very good defense. The CDC guidelines are so weak, why the hell wouldn't you follow the "bare minimum?"

But, Bubba Big Bux III of CCJ and Bubba Big Trux of Bubba's Snow Cone Shack and Used Tires both believe they are invincible physically and legally.

"GubMint ain't gonna make me...." "Masks are for 'sissies'" (says the 300 pound 4F loser) and "FreeDumb- "I am a gonna open up and they can pry my clippers from mah cold dead tobacco stained club fingers" (after I die on a vent from my own stupidity).

Good luck, boys. The damn ambulance chasers are, for sure, hungry, and persistent. And on this, they are probably right.

You brought it on yourself by taking Tea Party Rah Rah Let Her Rip anti science messaging to heart.

But hey, Tater will slide some tort reform to protect the chicken plant owners into some bills. As Scott and Leake explode and they visit the Metro Area spreading it.

At least Tater is re locking those counties.

That sick look on his face when he succumbed to Tea Party threats earlier was a classic. He knew he'd just killed some folks and was NOT within the White House guidance (even though they watered that down as much as possible).

Anonymous said...

lobbyist Jim Hood has spoken.

Anonymous said...

Looks like he's trying to drum up business. Any takers?

Anonymous said...

How many of you legal experts can remember back almost thirty years ago when we were told the announcer at high school football games (or on radio) could be sued (for HIPAA violation) for announcing that Johnny, who had left the field by ambulance, had broken his leg in two places?

This 'return to work lawsuit' babble is just that kind of bullshit.

Hood, as all democrats, is totally vested in keeping the economy shut down. And he's no different than Phil in that he wants a federal appointment.

Anonymous said...

"Did he threaten them or did he make a great point?"

He sprayed YOU with the Kool Aid and you opened wide.

Bill Dees said...

Man, oh Man. JJ readers are very easily triggered.

Anonymous said...

Hood, Bryant, and Musgrove should all form a firm together-Loser, Loser, & Loser, PLLC.

Anonymous said...

Hood works for "The Man" just like every other corporate stooge we have in government and is merely trying to curry favor with those currently in power. McConnell is trying to push through legislation on the next stimulus bill that provides immunity to businesses who open in the middle of uncontrolled spread of the virus, killing people (including their own employees who are forced to work in unsafe conditions or lose unemployment and starve). As might be expected, immunity for reckless spreading of the virus and forced labor in unsafe conditions is not very popular. Cue the boogeyman - a big, bad plaintiff's lawyer - so McConnell and republican legislatures have someone to point at and get you morons all whipped up so you will agree to sign away MORE of your rights to the wealthy. It's not enough that they're robbing you, now you're going to let them kill you.

Anonymous said...

It is ironic how long the law suit against Entergy went on and on until Hood got beaten at the polls. All of a sudden, after his defeat at the polls, the law suit simply vanished. We all know where the money came from for Entergy to defend this money grab scheme. It came directly from you and I, the rate payers. Had he been reelected I suspect it would still be ongoing.

fed up in Jackson said...

"businesses are listening to these politicians....." OK Jim, you can't have it both ways buddy. You are a politician, and just used your political clout, from your former standing, to threaten every business in the state. Good luck with the path you just laid out for yourself.

Anonymous said...

So the Town of Houston, Ms should be completely shut down and nothing happening right? I bet that would not go over good with his neighbors. Oh by the way, you are working from home and not seeing anyone at any office you occupy right Jim?

Anonymous said...

We need broad, federal legislation barring Covid-19 liability for businesses complying with state rules.

In fact, I'd say far-reaching tort liability waivers in other areas would be a fantastic way to help kick-start the economy. Along with heavy taxes on contingency fees.

I actively dislike Tate Reeves and generally vote Dem in local elections, but I'm so glad this scumbag trial lawyer isn't our governor.

Anonymous said...

Read this KF. House arrest w/o charges.

https://lynnwoodtimes.com/2020/05/12/governor-inslee-lays-out-statewide-contact-tracing-plan-for-covid-19/

Anonymous said...

The buzzards are circling....

For real said said...

It is apparent why the original U.S. colonies forbid the practice of law.

Anonymous said...

If we wait until we have two weeks of no new cases, we may never reopen. There is no guarantee that we will have a vaccine or that the virus isn’t here to stay. Two weeks of no new cases is not the standard that was recommended by Fauci, et al. Hood needs to get his facts straight,

Anonymous said...

" recommended by Fauci "

LOL !

That little guy seems to enjoy the spotlight . . . since his first television debut.



Anonymous said...

This is why we need clear guidance as to what precautions are expected based on the type of business and liability protection for business that follow the guidance. You can't get the risk to zero without a vaccine and have a functioning economy. People need to know what the expectations and risks are so we don't depend on "one call that's all" to try and set the standards after the fact.

Anonymous said...

Well.

Now restaurants can reopen at 50 percent capacity.

That's a great start.

But why do many State Government public offices remain closed ?
( Driver's License offices, WIN Job Centers, ect.)

???

What's the difference with eating a hamburger six feet apart or filling out State paperwork six feet apart ?



Anonymous said...

As an atty, I am sure he knows that the comment about getting sued by patrons could easily be thrown out by asking "how do you know you caught the Covid at ____________ business location?" He knows the truth, and that is you cant. He's grandstanding trying to make himself relevant again. Guess he's finished working on the farm and back trying to look important. I'm so glad he didn't win.

Looks like the quarantine has that hypertension flared up a little. That beet red swole up face & neck are looking rough. He might need to look out so he doesn't catch the Covid.

Anonymous said...

I really need some shotgun reloading supplies.

I still can't find what I need in my local area.
(BTW, I also need my bush hog blades resharpened) .

Should I make a run up to Chickasaw County ?




Anonymous said...

9:50 and other like-minded folks should be more concerned about the threat from the "aint no God telling me what I can and can't do" folks. Destined to be ruled by usurers and sodomites "as in the days of Noah". Oh well, its IS written

Anonymous said...

This is from May 3, 2020...St. Louis County, MO A FOIA request was made by a News Outlet...anyone Snitching, didn't read the fine print...their names would be released under the "Sunshine" Law...Public Records Act

More than 900 Missouri residents who 'snitched' on lockdown rule-breakers fear retaliation after their details are leaked online

St. Louis County had urged the community to share details of anyone not following guidelines in response to the coronavirus pandemic in March

After more than 900 submitted tips, 29 businesses were reprimanded

Many tipsters reported their own jobs for not following social distancing rules

I'm not only worried about COVID...'I'm worried about someone showing up at my door, showing up at my workplace or me getting fired for doing what is right,' a tipster said...who had reported her employer.

Jared Totsch shared the file of complaint emails in a Facebook group and said: 'I released the info in an attempt to discourage such behavior in the future'

Anonymous said...

At 4:05 concerning Fauci...

Fauci has been Scientific Advisor for every president since Reagan in 1984, Bush Sr, Clinton, Bush W, Obama, & supposedly Trump.

The only way Dr. Fauci could serve so many diverse Administrations is...he is also an outstanding politician.

Anonymous said...

The problem is that a business has to defend themselves from the accusations of this. You do realize that the business has to pay the cost to do this it’s not free. A shotgun attempt at making someone pay every time costs you the consumer. Your right, prove where you got covid but
The attorneys like Hood hurt everyone.

Anonymous said...


" Fauci has been Scientific Advisor for every president since Reagan in 1984, Bush Sr, Clinton, Bush W, Obama, & supposedly Trump."


Billy Graham advised an even a longer line of Presidents.

Anonymous said...

@9:50, so true. The only people that like the Constitution of the United States and the inalienable rights detailed and protected within are muh Tea Party! Only dumb old rednecks believe in personal responsibility for their own safety. Young hipster communists like us understand that the government loves us and wants what’s best for us. If it takes us flushing every principle this country was founded on, we should because there is a virus and I’m scared.

That's right said...

The fact that Fauci has been "advising" for 36 years is part of the problem with the U.S. government. The faces that are elected to supposedly carry out the good of the people, don't run anything. It's the 30 to 35 year long bureaucrats behind the scenes that actually form and write the legislation. They determine the direction of the country, not the faces. Remember the statement by Nancy Pelosi? The one where she said the bill would need to be passed to discover what was in it. Wake up, people.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad the asshole is not our Governor.

Anonymous said...

Why sue to Communist Chinese when you can sue a Mississippi small business.

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