Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Check out what has grown up in a pothole on Princeton Street by Barr Elementary:

Don't sneer.  It's not a bad tree. It just needs a little love.


Anonymous said...

Make Jackson Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Even without the pothole, that street is a disaster. WTF.

Anonymous said...

This is the government the citizens of Jackson have selected.

They must be happy and content with potholes, raw sewage in the street, water problems and all of the other 3rd world disasters that are constantly getting worse.

In the meantime, I'm going to take a walk outside, enjoy my safe neighborhood and have a beer.

Hopefully, they're all as happy as I am.

Signed, President of Niknar

Anonymous said...

If Lumumba and other elected officials of Jackson are not totally embarrassed by this then there is no hope for Jackson. I know, none of them give a @$%#.

Anonymous said...

If thats a Willow Tree, one way to get rid of it...move off n leave it

Quagmire said...

That's not a pot plant is it?

Anonymous said...

Too bad it's not Iraq or Afghanistan... President Bush and Obama would've rebuilt and repaved the entire road along with the water infrastructure.

Anonymous said...

N.W.A. said “F the police!” I say fix the damn potholes!

Anonymous said...

It's the Green New Deal! Jackson Style..

Anonymous said...

A Tree Grows in Crooklyn.

Anonymous said...

8:48 - maybe without your knowing it, you've hit the nail on the head.

The administration of the Radical New City has been thinking that they are deserving of a bailout by the federal government. They cry that they have a failing sewer system, a failing water system, can't pay their bills (without acknowledging that the reason is that they don't make the users of the water, sewer, garbage system pay theirs) - and that the feds should send a few hundred million dollars down here to fix it.

Of course, all the while spending what little money they have on paying lawyers exorbitant fees, 'fixing' the zoo so it can reopen one of these days, supporting every black non-profit group, black performing group, black awards group - with money they don't have (and I don't mean that as racist, but the truth is that the only groups that get any funds from these 'grants' are all headed by politically connected 'leaders' in the community).

What they don't realize is that Jackson isn't the only city with failing infrastructure. Won't get into the details about what they all have in common, but to the feds Jackson's problems are just a drop in the sH**ter.

All the while, Lubumba and his incompetent Council members want to stick their fingers in every elected official that is in a position to help them. Screams and hollers when they don't get what they think they are entitled to and makes statements that if were reversed the PC police would have thrown the speaker into the dungeon for the rest of their political life. But of course, its ok for them as "elected black leaders" to refer to these folks that they think should cover their financial butts as racist; but don't ever let you make a similar comment in reverse.

But of course now all will be fine in the Radical New City - they are going to spend dollars they don't have to remove the statute of the hero of the War of 1812 from the gardens at City Hall.

Life will be good as soon as it gets gone. That's what's been holding the city back.

Anonymous said...

Maybe someone can do a junket from the Paris Air Show to the Versailles gardens to get some ideas for further urban plant development.

Anonymous said...

Has State Farm seen this before?

Green Oak should recommend pothole plants.

Do WLBT, WAPT, WJTV, or The Clarion Ledger ever interview the Mayor and ask legit questions?

Anonymous said...

I agree that the leaders of Jackson just badmouth everyone in a position to help them. I live in NE Jackson and I hope leadership can figure this out. I highly doubt it however. It's not everyone else's responsibility to solve and pay for our city's problems. I don't hear this from any other municipality outside of jackson . Lumumba is no leader he's a spoiled coat tail rider. I see him at country club and he thinks he's something special... meanwhile everyone else thinks he's a lowlife leech.

Anonymous said...

The rag we call the clarion ledger really has no more local editors. Very little metro Jackson area news. It's all national synications they place in the paper. I don't read it anymore.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was "their turn"?

Anonymous said...

I live in NE Jackson and I hope leadership can figure this out. I

Your pant leg is wet.

Anonymous said...

Hemp cultivation?

Anonymous said...

I've often wondered if someone made Kudzu seedbombs and distributed them throughout jacksons many abandoned properties and unkempt wooded areas if it would damage or beautify Jackson. Or would it be an act of eco-terrorism.

Anonymous said...

So what ever happened to De'Keither Stamps magic $240,000 pothole filling machine??? Wasn't it supposed to fix all the potholes faster and better?

Anonymous said...

Mogadishu Traffic Calming Device

Cynical Sam said...

@8:48 AM - is onto something. Someone should report to the feds that the Taliban have moved in, which would justify a trillion or more dollars for rebuilding Jacktown.

Of course, for each trillion dollars, $900 million will go into the pockets of friends of Baby Chok, but that's just the cost of doing business.

Disclaimer: this does not include any "cost over-runs," nor fact finding trips to Paris.

Anonymous said...

Somebody should drop marijuana seeds in the potholes all over Jackson and see if any of them will grow. You know the city will give it plenty of time to grow before they even notice there's a pothole.

Anonymous said...

I'm honestly not surprised. I'm expecting the orange barrel on Plantation to sprout limbs at any minute. It's been there at least since 2017 when I started dating my wife. And I think she said it's been there longer. It's actually gotten bad enough that the barrel is now in the sinkhole.

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