Friday, May 15, 2020

Wanted: Used Push Lawnmower

The Jackson Zoo was forced to go a'begging yesterday:



No words are needed.  Sad.  Very sad. 

So much for the city taking care of bidness. Good job, Antar & Virgi. 



42 comments:

Anonymous said...

“Self propelled” - apparently beggars CAN be choosers.

Anonymous said...

Where is mayor Lumbago

Anonymous said...

As Granny Clampett tearfully said to Uncle Jed:

"Pitiful Jed . . . that's just plum pitiful".

Anonymous said...

In the months to come the animals that survive will learn to panhandle at certain busy intersections around town. The kangaroos have a natural pouch which give them an advantage but I'm betting on the monkeys if there are any left.

Anonymous said...

"Self-propelled" Well, you don't want to work these slackers too hard. Oh, and just don't show up with your donations without calling first, as they may be on their hourly 30-minute break or 2-hour lunch.

GMAFB

Kingfish said...

Slackers? That staff works its ass off. It has been overworked and underpaid for a very long time. When the zoo was missing payroll nearly two years ago, they stuck it out and didn't quit. There is plenty to knock city government about but that zoo staff isn't it. You should hope government employees elsewhere follow their example.

Anonymous said...

set them free. they'll do fine. plenty of wilderness in the area

Anonymous said...

How I wish those poor animals would be moved tonight.
(And that's nothing against the staff)

God Bless those employees !

Anonymous said...

Residential self propelled mowers are heavier and just piss me off. Give me a lighter mower that is easier to handle any day. I've never used a commercial grade self propelled.

Anonymous said...

The mayor couldn't get his ego out of the way and move the Zoo when he had the chance. It would absolutely thrive in the museum district, which is still in Jackson, but not in the part of Jackson he wants it in. Pathetic lack of leadership from a complete and total loser who could not get elected dogcatcher anywhere else.

Anonymous said...

@5:30 - then you've obviously never owned/used a decent one.

Anonymous said...

Shut it down or move it somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

Moving the zoo was never an option. That was just a pipe dream started by some clueless posters here on JJ, and it’s taken on a life of its own. Building a new zoo would cost hundreds of millions, which is impossible for a city that can’t even afford to fix its crumbling sewer system.

Anonymous said...

I thought you conservatives preferred private donations over public funding. Now you guys are sending mixed signals. What did I miss?

Anonymous said...

KF is so predictable and easy to troll.

Anonymous said...

Fucking pathetic - a city office begging the public for equipment. Hey Chok, why don’t you ask your wife for some of that dispute resolution program money she’s got stashed away in your freezer?

Anonymous said...

why isn’t the zoo open? it could make a ton of cash right now. social distance? check! outdoor? check. beer food trucks? ask and they shall come...

Anonymous said...

Never seen a city with a zoo beg the public for a lawn mower before. Sad.

Anonymous said...

7:33, I think most of us conservatives would agree that the zoo is a costly extravagance and should be closed.

Anonymous said...

As long as we're bitching about how the City spends its money, maybe someone can figure out why we are paying a beat unit to sit in the church parking lot across the street from hiz honor's house 24/7. Why are they taking one of the precinct units out of service for taking calls instead of paying an off-duty cop to do it?

Anonymous said...

Basic, brand new self-propelled can be had for $325. After getting us into this mess Antard you can't dip into your personal pocket and cover this?

Anonymous said...

Since Fat Melvin works for the city now (which makes it easy for him to cry about remaining locked down) why not have him do the job with an old fashioned push mower? Grass gets cut, Melvin loses some poundage, win-win.

Anonymous said...

A new Zoo in a different location would be a good thing, but Rankin and Madison Counties should share the cost as their population would attend the zoo often, if located in a safe area.

Misanthorpe Leghorn said...

9:33 pm Never seen a city with a zoo beg the public for a lawn mower before. Sad.
Welcome to Jackson the BOLD NEW CITY

6:20 am As long as we're bitching about how the City spends its money, maybe someone can figure out why we are paying a beat unit to sit in the church parking lot across the street from hiz honor's house 24/7.

WOW! Learn something new ever day on KF blog every day.
Crazy how the Democrats elect the most radical mayors.

Anonymous said...

If Jackson cared about the animals they would
move it McClain Lodge in Rankin county. It would do great their.

Anonymous said...

"A new Zoo in a different location would be a good thing, but Rankin and Madison Counties should share the cost as their population would attend the zoo often, if located in a safe area. "

Good idea. By "share the cost" you must be planning on locating the zoo in Rankin or Madison County, right? So the name will be changed to Mississippi Zoo, right?

Or are you thinking of "a safe area" within the Jackson City Limits? Bwa ha ha ha ha ;-)

Anonymous said...

@9:43AM

What do you think admission fees are?

Anonymous said...

@ May 15 - 7:17...Moving the zoo was NOT a pipe dream. I heard rumors that the same Construction Company involved in the highway & Street paving made a proposal to build a HUGE 1 acre Zoo, complete with bike paths, walking paths, and parakeet cages for between 95 and 98 million. And that included the 1 acre of Land.

They "donated" a ballpark in Pearl..

Anonymous said...

Maybe city should have invested in mowers instead the COVID tracking software Antar brags on. Not that anyone at the City is qualified to use the software And interpret the data - well maybe Kenny “Sunday Press Conference” Stokes. I’m sure he is capable.

Anonymous said...

I've got a 2002 craftsman riding lawn mower for em' if they will pick it up.

It still works fine,

It probably needs an overhaul and new blades.

But from what I'm hearing . . . sounds like The City of Jackson can't even afford to sharpen the existing blades.

Anonymous said...

It really is pathetic they have to beg for a lawn mower. What is even more pathetic, and even more disgusting, is you have so many animals there right now living in isolation. Their two biggest animals, the lone rhino and the lone giraffe, have lived alone for over two years now going on three. They are joined by two different Colobus monkeys, klipspringers, that poor bear and others. Good job mayor and those in charge!

Anonymous said...

I don't even want to think about these poor lonely animals. It's disgusting. Find a way to get those animals in other competently run facilities far away from here.

I could say put a viewer's gallery, with popcorn, at the City Council chambers and charge fifty cents, but that would not be nice.

Anonymous said...

Isn't 1 acre about the size of a football field? Not exactly HUGE.

Cynical Sam said...

Close the zoo. Cut losses. Move on. Denial is not a river in Egypt. Put your huge ego aside, Baby Chock-wad.

Oh wait, those decisions would require leadership.

Will the last person leaving Jacktown please turn off the light? Oh wait, Entergy will have already done that.

Kingfish said...

As I've said before, Lefluer's Bluff is a great location but a horrible site. The area floods. It is very hilly. It is only 25 acres, the zoo is 33 acres and frankly, many of the exhibits are already too small. That leaves no room for expansion or other projects.

What are some sites? Over at the old auction site by Target. Up I-55 by that Chase building in the middle of nowhere. Sulphur Springs wouldn't be so bad it if wasn't so far off the interstate. Building it by Continental Tire would work. Of course if there was a way to build near Trustmark Park, that would be nice too. I"m just not familiar with the land in that area.

Anonymous said...

Seems like the international zoo company that Chokwe promised would be the one donating the lawnmower.
What is the status of Zooquarium? Transparency? Demand the status of this now. Otherwise ship off all six million dollars of animals. Film a horror movie there as a sequel to the horror story that is Jackson leadership.

Anonymous said...

11:55--Great point. One would think a Dubai based international company who, apparently wants to manage the zoo, would have a vested interest in keeping the lawn mowed.

Anonymous said...

" Dubai investing in Jackson, Mississippi."

That's funny !

Anonymous said...

"self propelled push mower"

Make up your mind.

Anonymous said...

Zooceanarium's website tells you all you need to know about them. The mayor immediately jumped on their bandwagon without checking them out. Now he cant admit to all the lies he told the council and citizens. October 1 they announced they were in final stages of talks. Same on November 14. Then in March he said they would have a signed contract to present to the council at the next council meeting. And again nothing. How could these self proclaimed experts not even know you need a USDA exhibitors license to operate? Maybe they listened to the mayor too much. Did you watch the tele conference they had with the city council? They refused to answer any questions until a contract was signed. The mayor needs to man up and admit he has mishandled this from day one. But we all know he wont.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me?

Anyone else notice that since Baby Chock make the big announcement about enforcing regulations preventing homeless people from camping out under Interstate overpasses that a new colony has appeared at I-55 and Northside?

Anyone else notice that Pear Orchard Road in front of Baby Chocks gated community (the old Sweeny Place) just got a new coat of blacktop?

Leadership? More like pressers and no action. What a d#uche bag.
Sayinig' for a friend.

Anonymous said...

"Anyone else notice that since Baby Chock make the big announcement about enforcing regulations preventing homeless people from camping out under Interstate overpasses that a new colony has appeared at I-55 and Northside"

I noticed that within 36 hours,

I also noticed the homeless demographic are the only ones trying to comply with Lil' Man's "orders".
( And that's only because they are a poor group than can expect the only enforcement).

The remainder of Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba Junior's constituency laughs
at him every day.




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