Monday, August 31, 2020

The Spice Will Flow

A Dune teaser video dropped today.  A full trailer will be released on September 9.  Don't get your hopes up but this production might actually be pretty good.  Please let it be so. Enjoy.

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Health Department Checks Restaurants for C19 Violations

Social media was ablaze with the news the Health Department cited several local restaurants for Covid-19 violations Friday night.  JJ did some digging and got some more information about what took place.  The Health Department stated in an email sent to this website:

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When Is a Record a Record?

Perhaps Clarion-Ledger Editor Mary Irby should leave her Hattiesburg perch and pay a visit to her newsroom.  Check out this news story from the Clarion-Ledger website today:

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Homicide on Jefferson Street

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Justice Comes to the Clarion-Ledger

It's a new day at the Clarion-Ledger.   Hattiesburg resident and Clarion-Ledger Editor Mary Irby-Jones made the solemn pronouncement on the pages of the state newspaper on August 20. Don't take my word for it.  Read her words for yourself.

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Mouse Roars: Woke is Broke

The Mouse has had enough.  Go woke gets broke at Disney.  Our fearless Hollywood seer announced the news on Youtube several days ago.  Enjoy.

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Stirring It Up

Journalist Tim Poole called out the media for trying to well, for  lack of a more formal phrase, to stir up crap.  What drew his ire was an op-ed column in The Week that wondered out loud if we are heading towards bread riots.  You can't make this up. 

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Jackson Crime Update

JPD issued the following statements. 

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Little Girl Shot

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Overcoming Depression

The late Dr. Frank Pollard tackled the subject of depression in this 1991 sermon.  If you didn't make it to church this morning, enjoy Dr. Pollard's sermon. 

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Bill Crawford: Russians Use Active Measures to Invade America

The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming was a 1966 comedy about an accidental Russian invasion on the west coast. The Guatemalans are coming, the Guatemalans are coming was the comedic response when our president in 2018 projected an immigrant invasion on the Mexican border. Of the two it turns out the Russian invasion was no joke.

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Warren Comes Home

Warren Strain finally came home.  His wife announced on Facebook:


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Friday, August 28, 2020

The Return of the Classic

Check out what is playing at Tinseltown:

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Golf Tip of the Day

Bunker shots. Sooner or later, you will wind up in the bunker.  Don't get discouraged when that happens.  Golfing legend Paige Spririnac shows how to get out of that nasty sand trap. 

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C19 Update: Improvement Continues


The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 599 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 14 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 81,294. The virus has caused 2,413 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 42% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 62,707 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 0.93.

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Proposed Belhaven Tax Increase Makes Progress

The Greater Belhaven Foundation is plugging along in its effort to sock Belhaven property owners with a tax increase.  The Foundation stated in an email today:

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Flashback Friday

Who could forget this classic moment at WLBT back in 2007?

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Can't Stay Out of Trouble

WARNING: VIOLENT AND CRUDE LANGUAGE IN VIDEO.

Readers may remember Joseph Sharber, a wannabe cop-killer.  He threatened to kill Ridgeland cops back in 2017:

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Lake Hico Town Hall Today

The city of Jackson will hold a virtual town hall  at 11:00 this morning.  The Zoom information is posted below.

Credit: Library of Congress

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Thar She Blows!

A gusher of water erupted this evening in front of the old Clarion Hotel on I-55 Frontage Road in North Jackson.

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Funny of the Day

This actually made news at the Clarion-Ledger:

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C19 Update: Improvement

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 585 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 26 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 80,695. The virus has caused 2,399 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 42% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 62,707 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 0.95.

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Ag Launches Wild Hog Control Program

Ag Commish Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 

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Klacik Tells It Like It Is at Convention



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Health Dept. Receives Nearly 400 Complaints on Restaurant Covid-19 Violations

The Mississippi State Department of Health has received at least 53 complaints about restaurants in the Jackson metro that have violated Covid-19 guidelines.  JJ obtained a list of complaints through a public records request.

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Abbott Rolling Out Game-Changing C19 Test

Good news on the Covid-19 testing front.   The Wall Street Journal reports today:

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Mayor Extends Jackson Shutdown Order

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

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Too Funny!

Is this video really a joke?

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

C19 Update: Hospitalizations & ICUs Fall Again

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 904 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 58 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 80,110. The virus has caused 2,373 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 42% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 62,707 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 0.95.

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Saved!

A little girl riding an inflatable unicorn was rescued after she was swept out to sea in Greece Tuesday.   The Greek City Times reported:

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The First Lady Speaks



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Find This Trailer

Danny Craft reports his trailer was stolen on Winchester yesterday:

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Food Fight!!!

State Auditor Shad White and Education Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright are having a bit of a go at it right now.  The fireworks began when Mr. White questioned the use of CARES Act funds for technology expenses such as computers in a letter sent to Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn and Leftenent Governor Delbert Hosemann last week:

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Sid Salter: Issues Will Determine Election

With the Republican National Convention wrapping up this week and the Democratic National Convention just behind us, the stretch run has essentially begun in the 2020 presidential campaign. There are just 10 weeks left in this election.

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Egbert Indicted

The wheels of justice are turning slowly but surely against a man accused of shooting Madison County Deputy Brad Sullivan. A Madison County grand jury indicted Edgar Egbert for attempted first degree murder, kidnapping, and felony evasion on August 5. 

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Then There Were Two

Check out the final two choices for the Mississippi State Flag:

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Sales Tax Winners & Losers

Sales tax revenue fell for most cities in the Jackson metro area for the fiscal year that ended June 30.  Such losses were expected due to the pandemic and related shutdowns.  However, the news was not gloom for all as sales tax revenue increased for Clinton, Pearl, and Madison. 

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Ms. Gets $1.2 Million of Honda Settlement

Attorney General Lynn Fitch issued the following statement. 

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Senator Tim Scott Rocks Convention Last Night



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CDC Reports Limited Secondary C19 Transmission in Child Care Centers

The CDC reported Friday 69% of child care Covid-19 infections in Rhode Island had no secondary transmission.  Rhode Island child care centers reopened after a 3-month shutdown. 

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Robert St. John: Wandering Westward, Vol. I

“Go west young man.” – Horace Greely
 
ST. LOUIS— For the past several years I have spent three months each year touring guests and friends through various parts of Italy. On March 12, I was headed to Spain to tour 25 of our friends through that country— Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, and Malaga. We were also going to film season six of our television show, “Palate to Palette.” Immediately after the Spain tour ended, I was heading to Tuscany to travel with three groups in three weeks, and then host a group of friends who were coming over to the villa for the final week.

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Ole Miss Newspaper Says "Hell No"

The Daily Mississippian is none too pleased with the start of classes at Ole Miss:

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Spoof of the Day

Google "Wizard of Oz".  Click on the pair of red slippers on the far right side of the page, then click on the tornado.  You're welcome.

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C19 Update: Hospitalizations, ICUs Fall

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 511 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 8 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 78,405. The virus has caused 2,248 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 42% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 62,707 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 1.02.

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Monet, Van Gogh, & Renoir Come to Jackson

Photographer Rick Guy took all photos in this post. 

"It's sheer beauty, a moment of sanctuary from the outside world."  Such is how Executive Director Betsy Bradley describes an Impressionist exhibit at the Mississippi Museum of Art.  The works of masters such as Monet, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh, and even Picasso transform the museum's walls into murals of wonder rarely seen in Jackson. 


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BAM Staying

The Going Out of Business sale is gone.  The "store closing" signs disappeared from Books A Million.  It appears the bookstore will continue to operate in Northeast Jackson.  An employee said the store is no longer closing.  Good news. 

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Covid-19 Spreads in Mississippi Poultry Plants

This post is a reprint of an article written by James Finn of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Journalism.

With workers sick and workforces depleted, two Mississippi poultry plants have permission to ratchet up processing line speeds to increase production during the pandemic — at the risk, union leaders say, of worker safety in one of the country’s most dangerous industries.

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To Mask or Not To Mask?

To say there is a debate over the wearing of masks is an understatement.  One of the better "Braniac" Youtube channels, Thoughty2, delved into the mask debate and laid out the facts as known today.  He covers all bases and yes, he deals with both the 1918 flu and Dr. Fauci's little comments back in March.  Enjoy.

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

MLM: We Report, You Decide

Is this a funny sketch or is it actually a depiction of reality? 

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Tinseltown Throwdown

A brawl took place at Tinseltown theatre in Pearl last night. A bunch of parents dropped off their kids and well, see for yourself what took place.

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Oops?

What's missing from these two editions of the Clarion-Ledger?

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Plastic Lilies Don't Bloom

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this 1991 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  He was probably the best preacher to grace Jackson in the past half-century. 

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Bill Crawford: Gunn out to limit Governor's spending authority

The fight between House Speaker Philip Gunn and Gov. Tate Reeves that stalled passage of the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) appropriation bill could be a harbinger of Gunn-fights to come.

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

CPA Accused of Embezzlement

A well-known Jackson geologist claims his CPA embezzled several hundred thousand dollars from a company they own together.  Charles Williams, Jr. made the allegations in a lawsuit filed against William Nation, CPA in Hinds County Court yesterday.

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Friday, August 21, 2020

UMMC To Sell Former Courthouses

The IHL Board of Trustees approved the sale of the former Brandon and Flowood Courthouse Racquet Clubs yesterday.

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Feds Throw More Charges at Sour Pies

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Tune In Yesterday, Part 2

Yours truly subbed for KIM Waaaaaaaade Monday.  Topics discussed were the Hinds County catch & release program, Clarion-Ledger, and a few other sundries.  The first hour is posted below.  

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Crazy!

Jackson went plumb crazy yesterday as multiple shootings took place in very public areas.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Bedwetter Alert

You can't make this up.  HBO slapped a warning on yet another movie: Blazing Saddles.  Yup.  Apparently AT&T thinks you are too fragile to watch the classic comedy without a warning.  Watch the warning for yourself.

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Governor Bans College Football Tailgates

Lord Protector Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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C19 Update: Hospitalizations & ICUs Fall

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 894 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 27 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 75,449. The virus has caused 2,190 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 45% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 56,577 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 0.91.

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Barrel Racing Returns

Ag Commish Andy Gipson issued the following statement. 

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Stay Safe Jackson Order Extended

Jackson Urban Praetor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Tantrum!

The creator of the "Stennis Flag" is none too happy with the Final Five choices for the new state flag.  She posted this little screed on Instagram although it has since been removed.

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Tune In Yesterday

Green Oak Nursery owner Karen McKie discussed the crime, vagrants, and lax city enforcement that plagues the area around her business on the Kim Wade radio show Monday.  Yours truly subbed for the Radio Strongman as he endured yet another re-education camp.  The show is posted below.  Enjoy.

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Stone Cold!

Federal agents arrested Tim Norman yesterday for conspiracy in the 2016 murder of his nephew.  Norman is the manager of the Jackson Sweetie Pie's restaurant and grandson of the company founder.  Norman allegedly took out a fat life insurance policy on his nephew and then paid a stripper to kill him.  If the allegations are true, the video below shows a stone cold side to the accused.

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Sid Salter: Mississippi Elections

As the national debate roils over whether or not President Donald Trump and some of his appointees are actively setting up the U.S. Postal Service as an intentional impediment to mail-in voting and other early voting efforts, Mississippi is essentially on the sidelines as one few states that haven’t embraced both “no excuse” mail-in voting and early voting initiatives.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Sweetie Pie Manager Not So Sweet to Family

 Federal Agents arrested James "Tim" Norman, the manager of Sweetie Pies, for conspiracy in the murder of his nephew in 2016. An FBI Special Agent stated in an affidavit:

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Pops Closed

Yes, you read that correctly. 

JPD shut down Pops Saloon last weekend after it thumbed its nose at the law one too many times.  Pops posted the following message on Facebook:

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The Final Five

Check out the five finalists for the new Mississippi flag.

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Treasurer Gives $10 Million Back to State

This post is a guest column submitted by State Treasurer David McRae. 

My great-grandfather grew up on a farm in rural Rankin County. He opened his first department store in Jackson, Mississippi, at the turn of the century. Like today, that wasn’t the easiest time to start a business. World War I was coming. The 1918 flu pandemic was around the corner. And the Great Depression wasn’t far behind. But my great-grandfather understood one thing very clearly: If we were going to weather the economic tides, our family couldn’t be in the department store business; we had to be in the customer-service business. For 100 years, we were.

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Columbus CFO Indicted for Embezzlement

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Puppy Mill in Madison County?

WJTV reported some rather disturbing news from Madison County last night:

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Robert St. John: Restaurant Mornings

“Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.” Pablo Picasso


Mornings are magical in an empty restaurant dining room. There is a different energy in a restaurant in the early morning. Everything is quiet and still. It’s a stark contrast from the hectic hustle of the pre-shift scramble and the frenzied activity of lunch and dinner service.

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Blast from the Past

Check out these old commercials from the 90's that popped up on Youtube.

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Road Trip!

It's time for an SEC road trip!

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C19 Update: Only 276 Cases*

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 276 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 11 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 72,412. The virus has caused 2,095 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 45% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 56,577 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 0.97.

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Pictures of an Addition

Just some pictures of a few good ole Virden Addition boys who are  just a meanin' no harm on Instagram.

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WHO: Don't Go to the Dentist

Want to know why people no longer trust medical authorities? The World Health Organization provides a perfect example of such skepticism when it advised people to avoid going to the dentist during the pandemic.  WHO stated in an August 3 guidance:

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Karen of the Day

Did you know that Hawaii has its own Karens?

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Lt. Gov: Positive, Substantial Goals Met During 2020 Legislative Session

 At the end of every session, our office takes an inventory of the legislative changes for which we successfully advocated and the items we need to put back on the to-do list.

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Rioters Hit Ronald McDonald House in Chicago

Rioters rampaged in Chicago's Miracle Mile last week.   Unfortunately, one of their targets was the Ronald McDonald House.  Sick children and their parents were inside when the attack took place.  Thankfully, no kids were harmed.  ABC7 reported:

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Cops Indicted for Murder

A Hinds County grand jury indicted Lincoln Lampley, Desmond Barney, and Anthony Fox for second degree murder in the death of George Robinson on January 13, 2019.

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Zoo Opens Saturday

The Jackson Zoo issued the following statement.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

What do Johnny Carson and the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson) have in common?

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Bill Crawford: Rounsaville Thrust into Crisis

As of April 30, the pandemic shut-down pushed Mississippi’s unemployment rate up to 15.7% with 187,800 unemployed residents. Two weeks later Gov. Tate Reeves thrust John Rounsaville into the middle of this economic crisis, putting him in charge of the Mississippi Development Authority.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Idiot of the Day

Play stupid games......

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Ridgeland Woman Indicted for Sexual Battery of Own Child

A Madison County grand jury indicted Dacoda Ray for two counts of sexual battery.  It's a pretty sick case.  More information is in the indictment posted below.  There are some graphic details in the indictment.  Consider yourself warned. 

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Flashback Friday: The Lady W/ the Sled

Today's edition of Flashback Friday honors a Black woman who walked the streets of Jackson a century ago.  Lacking in riches but rich in the Spirit, Nancy Hill was a Jackson icon.  She was the Junior League before there was a Junior League.  The midwife birthed over half of the babies in Jackson while raising over 100 orphans during her years.  It was a common sight to see her leading a mule pulling a sled, yes, a sled, filled with little tykes around town.  She could walk into the Governor's office uninvited - and did.  Complaints against her were laughed out of court.  When her life finally faded, she became the first Black to be buried in Greenwood Cemetery.

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Feds Seek Dibiase Mansion

The Million Dollar Man's son apparently has a million-dollar home that the Feds want.  The U.S. Attorney filed a Lis Pendens action in U.S. District Court against the Reunion home of Ted Dibiase, Jr.  on June 22.  However, the underlying case is sealed.  



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Dacoda Ray Arrested Again

Dacoda Ray is back in jail.  

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Idiot of the Day

How dumb can a criminal be? Pretty dumb if he wears his ankle bracelet with GPS capability when he carjacks someone. Such stupidity was on display in the courtrooms of Hinds County yesterday as two judges stuck Marcus Thompson, Jr. behind bars yesterday after JPD arrested him for aggravated assault in two shootings. 

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Banks Blames Crime Wave on Gun Shows

Jackson City Council President Aaron Banks issued the following statement. 

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Bigger Pie Forum: Delta Road Trip

Want to go road-tripping to the Mississippi Delta? Steve Azar gives some tips on such trips in this interview with Bigger Pie Forum.  Enjoy.

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Covid-19 FOOD FIGHT!!!

The Desoto County Coroner and the Mississippi State Department of Health are going at it over what constitutes a Covid-19 death.

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Get Immunization Records Online

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

JPD Shorthanded?

It appears JPD is short a few police officers.  WAPT reported:

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Steinmart Files Bankruptcy

Steinmart issued the following statement.

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The Rest of the Story: Magnolia Edition

Magnolia Mayor Anthony Witherspoon caused a bit of a controversy recently when he allegedly screamed at and shoved a Magnolia Gazette reporter.  Earlier post.  This is not the first time the Mayor has been accused of having an anger problem.  The reporter should be thankful the Mayor only shoved him as Witherspoon was convicted of manslaughter after he shot his first cousin in the back 27 years ago.

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Equal Time: British Study Says "Little Evidence" C19 Transmitted in Schools

A British study determined there is little evidence the Covid-19 virus is transmitted in schools.   The Sunday Times (U.K.) reported Sunday:

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C19 Update

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,081 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 45 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 69,374. The virus has caused 1,989 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 45% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 49,836 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 0.91.

MSDH has not yet released the big chart today. However, the Rt factor dropping to 0.91 is good news as it has been at or below 1.0 for at least a week.

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City Stonewalls on Block Party Permit

The city of Jackson refuses to respond to a public records request for a permit allegedly issued for a streetball tournament.

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Sid Salter: Federal Immigration Efforts Remain a Whack a Mole Affair in Mississippi

Whack-A-Mole was a popular arcade game back in the mid-1970s which required players to use a mallet to strike randomly appearing toy moles back into their holes. The game’s heyday has come and gone, but the game’s concept remains a part of the nation’s lexicon in problem-solving.

In no venture is a round of whack-a-mole more descriptive than in the nation’s attempt to deal with the nuances of illegal immigration – as repeated efforts to resolve the problem are futile and produce new and varied reoccurrences.

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Brain Power

Joe Rogan and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, a really smart guy, delved into the theories of one Nikolai Tesla nearly a year ago.  Actually, Mr. Tyson did  the delving as Joe was just along for the ride.  ;-) 

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Mayor Extends Curfew

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

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Governor: We are Making Progress

LTCF Deaths 59% of C19 Deaths in Tri-County Area

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 644 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 33 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 68,293. The virus has caused 1,944 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 45% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 49,836 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 0.97.

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Robert St. John: A Red Rival of the First Order

Robert's crab cake recipe posted below. 

Birdwatching seems like a strange hobby to me, but I have friends who do it, and they are fine people. The appeal of knitting, origami, and crocheting are foreign to me, but they certainly require a certain level of dexterity that I likely don’t possess. Hobbies such as woodworking, stamp collecting, gardening, photography, and rare coin collecting are all someone’s bag, just not mine.

My hobby is the restaurant business.

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Showdown at 10:30

Hinds County District 2 Supervisor David L. Archie and the man he beat last year, former Supervisor Darrell McQuirter have a showdown today at the Mississippi Supreme Court.  Watch it live at 10:30

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Deputies Stop Beatdown

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Screed of the Day

Andrew Schulz took on TikTok,  Ellen, and a few other items of interest in this week's screed.  Enjoy.

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Covid-19 Breather?


The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 476 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 16 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 67,649 . The virus has caused 1,912 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 45% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 49,836 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 0.97.

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Obesity Epidemic Threatens Covid Vaccine Effectiveness

This post is a reprint of an article published in Kaiser Health News.  Sarah Varney is the author.

For a world crippled by the coronavirus, salvation hinges on a vaccine.

But in the United States, where at least 4.6 million people have been infected and nearly 155,000 have died, the promise of that vaccine is hampered by a vexing epidemic that long preceded COVID-19: obesity.

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Why Businesses Leave Jackson, Part II

The struggle of Green Oak Nursery to survive in Northeast Jackson is a perfect example of the challenges businesses face in Jackson.  JJ reported last week the nursery was plagued by thievery.  No object was safe outside the store even if bolted down.  However, Green Oak is involved in another fight and that is a fight against blight.


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Funny (or Sad), But True

Football season might or might not take place but never fear, the folks at SEC Shorts are here with yet another sketch that hits too close to home.  Enjoy.

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Accused Killer Killed

WARNING: VIOLENT & GRAPHIC CONTENT POSTED BELOW!!!

A video circulating on social media online shows a homicide that took place at the Sinclair Crossing Apartments on Bailey Avenue (near Northside Drive) Saturday.  Multiple firearms were brandished in the parking lot before one man shot another.  The video is posted below.  JPD reported:

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Christmas Turns Blue as Gay Street Passes

Christmas won't be quite as merry this year.  For decades, the ornaments of Gay Street decorated many a Christmas tree in Mississippi.  Sadly, the renowned artist recently passed away.

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Trooper Murdered, Suspects Caught

Dying trooper heroically wounded one of his killers.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statements.

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What is a Church?

Tis the question posed by the late Dr. Frank Pollard in this 1991 sermon.  If you can't it to church this morning, enjoy one of the best preachers to ever grace this state.

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Bill Crawford: Reeves Takes Firm But Skittish Steps to Stop Virus Spread

Some applaud, some slight Gov. Tate Reeves for his recent firm, but skittish, steps to slow the spread of the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus in Mississippi.

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Funeral is Fatal

JPD issued the following statement.

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Equal Time: What is a Death?

Note: This post went up after it already made the rounds on the media's FB pages.  It's out there.  Having said that, the coroner is an RN, not a doctor.  Keep that in mind when reading the post. 

Social media erupted again this morning when the Desoto County Coroner accused the Mississippi State Department of Health of forcing him to state the cause of death as Covid-19 even if it was not so if the deceased was infected with the virus.  Desoto County Coroner and Medical Examiner Josh Pounders (R.N.) stated on Facebook:

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Funny but True

Who knew this guy was a prophet? Enjoy.

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Never Fear, the Fair Will Be Here

Covid-fovid, we are going to have us a pandemic Mississippi State Fair.  WAPT reported yesterday:

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Friday, August 7, 2020

C19 Update: Flattening?

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,036 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 23 new deaths. The total number of cases is 65,436 . The virus has caused 1,848 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 45% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 42,391 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 0.98.


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400 Lbs of Weed Seized

Madison County Sheriff Randall Tucker issued the following statement. 

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Will the Loser Leave Town?

The Speaker and the Governor are going to war again.  Mississippi Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn and his main Butterbar Jason White sued Governor Tate Reeves yesterday in Hinds County Chancery Court in an effort to overturn several so-called line item vetoes.

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#Blackshovelsmatter Coming to Eastover?

Is this a legit protest or is our friend Adofo Minko literally talking s*** about s***?  He posted these two flyers online. 

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Return of the Shorts

It is now August and that means the return of our friends at SEC Shorts.  If they've ever been needed, it's definitely now.  Enjoy.

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C19 Update: Rt Falls to 1.0

But ICUs reach new high. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 956 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 21 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 64,400 . The virus has caused 1,825 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 45% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 42,391 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 1.00.

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Cipher Intends to Sue The Power Structure

The Cipher intends to sue a whole bunch of folks after he was arrested last week.

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It's the Employers Turn

The Justice Department issued the following statement.

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Yard of the Month.

Nestled away on Ridgewood Road is JJ's Yard of the Month.  Such items used to be a regular feature of the newspapers but sadly, they have been cast away in favor of more modern features.  Consider this post to be an experiment of sorts as JJ is going to try this feature out for a few months.  Photographer Rick Guy shot these photos.  Enjoy. 


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Free Food Tomorrow

Ag Commish Andy Gipson issued the following statement. 

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Rez Announces Hunting Draws

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District issued the following statement.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Remembering Charles Evers or Do As I Say....

Celebrate the life of Charles Evers at what else, a block party Friday:

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Shad Rolls Out Cares Act Plan

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Equal Time: Science Magazine Looks at Reopening Schools

The hot topic right now is whether schools reopen.  Understandable because kids needs to be in school but no one wants to see families suffer as Covid-19 rages across Mississippi.  Science Magazine reported some encouraging news last month about children going to school during the pandemic.  The magazine stated:

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Jackson Under Curfew Again

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement.

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Sid Salter: Dueling medical marijuana initiatives: All voter initiatives face a hard road in Mississippi

Mississippi voters will face the question of legalized medical marijuana use on a broader scale on the November ballot. Medical marijuana is already legal in Mississippi in the narrowest of senses.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

No Quarter Given, None Taken

Andrew Schulz took no prisoners in his latest diatribe on hydroxychloroquine. 

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Hinds Gets Extra Judges

The Mississippi Supreme Court issued the following statement. 

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C19 Update: Some School Openings Delayed

State Health Officer Orders Quarantine for Infected

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,074 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 42 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 62,199 . The virus has caused 1,753 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 48% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 30,315 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 1.06.

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Robert St. John: Farewell, Thank You, Onward

Last week was one of the most surreal, yet rewarding, weeks I have spent in my 38-year restaurant career. Tuesday through Saturday nights we said farewell to a dear friend— the first the first restaurant concept I ever opened, the flagship of our company, the place where so many life events have been celebrated with my family, and with other families throughout the region and across the country— The Purple Parrot.

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And Shuts Down the Bars Again

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

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Mayor Blames C-19 for Crime Rise

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba blamed the recent spike in shootings and murders on Covid-19 in a WJTV interview yesterday.

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Highway Patrol Gets New Leader

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement.

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Governor To Announce School Plans Today

Governor Tate Reeves posted the following statement on Facebook.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Homecoming

Our boys returned home from the International Space Station yesterday.  Truly a sight to see as they christened America's return to space. 

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Protestors Vandalize St. Richard

Protestors attacked St. Richard Catholic Church Saturday night.

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Man Kills Mother & Sister

JPD issued the following statement.

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Why Businesses Leave Jackson

Another business is threatening to leave Jackson thanks to unrelenting crime. Thieves repeatedly hit Green Oak nursery on Old Canton Road as shown in the video posted below.

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Equal Time: Want to Beat C19? Lose Weight!

Bill Maher said something that desperately needed to be said as he called out our leaders for refusing to talk candidly about Covid-19.

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Splashdown!

Dragon returns to Earth in a few minutes.  Watch the splashdown off of the Florida coast below.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

If you can't make it to church today, enjoy this little gem of a pastor from Jackson's past. 

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Bill Crawford: What Hearts Lead Us Today?

There are the cold-hearted and the warm-hearted, the kind-hearted and the cruel-hearted, the soft-hearted and the hard-hearted among us. Do hearts matter when it comes to leadership?

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Man Killed Washing Car

JPD issued the following statement. 

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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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