Monday, June 29, 2020

Zoo Update

The city of Jackson reached an oral agreement with Zooceanarium.  Maggie the Meek reported on WLBT last week:


Anonymous said...

I was under the impression all the details of this were signed, sealed and delivered late last year or early this year. What has Covid-19 had to do with the foot dragging on getting the contract signed? Perhaps the courier with the $$ couldn't find Jack-Town on the map to make his delivery.

Anonymous said...

What condition are those animals really in?

Anonymous said...

So basically no new update. Gotcha

Anonymous said...

So a company that wants to manage the zoo doesn’t have a license to operate one?

This would have been a great time to have a zoo open...easy to social distance in a mainly outdoor venue.

And where the money coming from to renovate the planetarium? Closed two years for a roof leak—gotcha.

Anonymous said...

This city, from which I was once proud of, has greatly disappointed me with the way it’s been run for the past 20 years. Like most dem run cities it has become a joke

Anonymous said...

"Maggie the Meek"?

What the hell is that supposed to mean. She does all she can to avoid the political commentary that NBC, CNS, Fox, CNN MSNBC, etc. are full of to overflowing.

It is always refreshing to see folks who stick to simply trying to share the news, when I give a rat's ass what they think it means.

Anonymous said...

I think its because one cannot expect anything but softball questions

The lighting on the planetarium upgrade doesn't look like what I would think planetarium lighting would look like

Anonymous said...

Genuine question, because I haven’t kept up with everything happening with this mayor...

How many “announcements” made by the mayor have actually come to fruition?

Also, do “verbal agreements” even mean anything? Why is this even news/press conference worthy? It makes me think of Shark Tank... a large number of deals (that we see verbally made) never come to fruition, because NO DEAL is done until the contracts are signed.

Isn’t a verbal agreement essentially the same as “in talks with”... which means absolutely nothing.

Anonymous said...

11:04 yeah dem mayors in NYC, LA, Houston, Phoenix, Dallas, San Francisco, Austin, Columbus, Charlotte, Boston, Portland, Nashville are doing such a bad job right now. low crime, high property values, bad that our youngsters are leaving to those craphole towns even as we agree about how badly dem cities are..

Anonymous said...

12:34 San Francisco is well run? Be sure to wear boots downtown as you are sure to step in human feces on the sidewalk.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:34 In what alternate reality does anyone think Deblasio is doing a good job in NYC?

Anonymous said...

I'll join in...hey 12:34 check this out.

With a crime rate of 41 per one thousand residents, Columbus, Ohio has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities.

Anonymous said...

11:31 your comment is exactly the definition of “meek”.

Anonymous said...

Mattie the Meek? So you're name calling like your President now? Grow the fuck up. Name calling is childish and frankly stupid. Don't do this shit. Like your commentary but digressing to this type of bullshit really takes away from that and leaves me thinking I'm just listening to another idiot. If you don't care for her fine. But for me I'm not in favor of name calling especially against women by any man in a public forum. Sorry. Couldn't even read the article after seeing that comment.

Kingfish said...

I poke fun at everyone on this website and make up nicknames for all. Don't be a crybaby. If you had been reading this website for a while, you would already know that.

Next time I refer to Mayor Mary as The Queen, I expect you to be back raising hell about it.

Anonymous said...

@11:58 MAGGIE*

Anonymous said...

Maggie is a much beloved and respected person.
5:16, I seriously doubt Maggie (with two Gs not Ts, as spelled in the post at 11:58) follows this blog, though I'm quite positive she would correctly spell her name.

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