Thursday, January 20, 2022

Express Grain = Worldcom?

Express Grain Terminals, LLC continued Mississippi's grand literary history of creative writing as it submitted rather creative financial statements to the Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce when it renewed its grain warehouse licenses.  Phony logos were used, losses were understated by $20 million, and warnings of impending doom were just plain erased.  Both the accurate and fraudulent audits are posted below.  

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News Face More Indictments

 A Hinds County grand jury returned an additional 46-count indictment against Nancy New and her son, Zachary.  There is no record of a new indictment against the News.  However, Hinds County Circuit Judge Faye Peterson stated in her order of continuance issued yesterday: 

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Shootout (Updated with Video)

 Yet another shootout took place in Jackson this afternoon.  

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County Emergency Manager Busted

State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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 Thomas showed up yet again on the KIM Waaaaaaaade radio show.  You know what that means.  Enjoy. 

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Express Grain BK Swells to Over $150 Million

 The Express Grain fiasco continues to mushroom as the company reported additional debt in the bankruptcy case.  The Taxpayers Channel reported: 

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Robert St. John: It’s Good Work If You Can Get a Hobby

My 45-year working career has been varied and full. The first official paying job I held (after three years of mowing lawns) was in the summer of my 15th year when I worked as a janitor at my school stripping and waxing floors. That fall I started working full time as a disc jockey at a radio station. I also spun records at frat parties, high school dances, and in a local discotheque. After flunking out of college I started working in restaurants and fell in love with the industry. I loved it so much that I took a job managing one restaurant during the day and waiting tables at another at night. I couldn’t get enough.

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Sid Salter: Republicans Will Blame Biden for Inflation

 Watching the administration of President Joe Biden and his Democratic colleagues on Capitol Hill navigate the current round of economic woes, one struggles not to recall the tenure of another U.S. president who had the misfortune to govern during one of the most trying economic periods in the nation’s history.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

How 'Bout Them Cowboys?

 Needless to say, Stephen A. was funny yesterday.  Well, funny to the whole country unless you live in Dallas, right, Howard? 

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Ben Shapiro: The Great Re-Sorting is Here

 This week, the incoming New York City Mayor Eric Adams -- the supposed rational corrective to uber-radical outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio -- announced that he would allow legislation to proceed allowing local voting for 800,000 noncitizens. The same week, the legislature in California took up a bill that would establish single-payer health care in the state, paying for the increase in costs by essentially doubling taxes.

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Trash Talk: Let the Games Begin. UPDATE: Contract Rejected

Update (1:43 PM): The City Council rejects the garbage contract on a 4-2 vote.  Only Grizzell and Lee voted for the administration's recommendation.  Stokes abstained. It should be noted the contract was not provided to the public and was dropped on the City Council at the last minute.  

Watch the Jackson City Council discussion over the proposed garbage contract.  How many times will the Mayor raise his voice? Will Stokes storm out of the room? Will people have to buy a 200 gallon garbage can? How does this all connect to Frank Melton and the Two Lakes Plan? Tune in below to find out.

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Today's Puzzler

 What seems to be missing from the "News section" in the Sunday edition of the Clarion-Ledger

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For Sale

 This is sad to see but it had to happen. 

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Trash Talk: Mayor Recommends Richard's Disposal

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba recommends Richard's Disposal of New Orleans gets the new garbage contract.  The agenda for today's meeting of the City Council states: 

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David L. Fights Back

 Hinds County District 2 Supervisor David L. Archie accused Sheriff Tyree Jones of interfering with the Board of Supervisors and warned him to stay in his lane.  Mr. Archie claims he is the President of the Board as does District 3 Supervisor Credell Calhoun. 

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Monday, January 17, 2022

Airport Evacuated

 The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority issued the following statement. 

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King or.....

 How Dr. King saved Star Trek.  Everyone else is honoring Dr. King with the usual videos, speeches, and memorials.  Well, JJ is going to honor Dr. King for another act he did.  Yes. Dr. King once saved Star Trek. Watch the video below.

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Rant of the Day

 This post appeared on a Facebook page oriented to our local politics.  What set him off is State Senator Angela Hill sponsored a bill to get rid of Certificate of Need laws, a worthy endeavor.  Just read the screed.

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Lock & Load (Updated)

 There is a prowler in the Heatherwood area.  A resident posted these messages and picture on social media. 

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

The Death Spiral Continues

 The Clarion-Ledger will cease its Saturday edition.  The state newspaper reported: 

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Funny of the Day

 I dunno how we missed this Super Bowl commercial from two years ago but since it's Bill Murray, it can't get old. 

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What to do With Your Past

 The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached on dealing with the past in the 1993 sermon posted below.  If you were snowed in, enjoy the substitute sermon. 

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Bill Crawford: “We the People” Timely for Bicenvicenquinquennial

 Here’s a word for you – semiquincentennial. 

What’s that mean? 

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Worker Shortage Hits JTRAN

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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D.L. Gardner: When Does the Emergency End?

We’re entering the third year of COVID, a worldwide pandemic, a health emergency that has spun off multitudes of other emergencies many of which have been purely political. We have masked up, social distanced, washed hands, quarantined inside, and locked down all in the name of a health emergency going into its third year. 

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Express Grain Update

It appears the Colemans went on a golf cart-buying spree just before Express Grain filed bankruptcy.  Express Grain asked the bankruptcy court's permission to sell 15 brand spanking-new golf carts and a truck yesterday.  The motion and invoices are posted below.

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Ted Rall: Corporate Journalists Are Blind to a Big COVID Lesson

 One of my complaints about mainstream media is that they recruit reporters from inside the establishment: Ivy League colleges, expensive graduate journalism programs, rival outlets with similar hiring practices. Some staffs develop admirable levels of gender and racial diversity. But they all come from the same elite class. Rich kids believe in the system and they accept its basic assumptions. 

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Jackson Animal Shelter: Jackson Hellhole

 It is said one can tell much about a person by how he treats animals.  The same adage applies to the city of Jackson.  The Best  Friends organization inspected the Jackson animal shelter on June 29, 2021.  No words can adequately describe the squalor and neglect discovered at the shelter.  Vet care is forgotten, poorly-trained employees abuse animals through neglect and incompetence, and animals suffer while the city turns a blind eye. The reports major findings are posted below.

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Mayor Fights Child Hunger

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

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Sheriff Lays Down the Law

 There will apparently be no more episodes of the David L. Archie Show at the Hinds County Board of Supervisors.  

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate

The Biden Administration's vaccine mandate for private employers is dead although it remains in place for healthcare facilities who participate in Medicare and Medicaid.  The Wall Street Journal reported: 

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The Belhaven Bunker

 The Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation issued the following statement to its members. 

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Throwback Thursday

This post seemed appropriate given a current subject that is under discussion at the Capitol right now.  

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Express Grain Task Force Pushes Fix

 Commissioner of Agriculture & Commerce Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 

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Y'all Comes Back

 Posted below is the second part of the interview with Bo Bounds on The Jambalaya with the Kingfish.  We discuss the local scene, Y'all Lifestyle, and of course, sports.

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Good Guys Stop Bad Guy

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Robert St. John: Breakfast for Supper

 When I was a child there were several absolutes growing up in my mother’s home. There were the obvious good-manner requirements of saying, “Yes ma’am,” “No ma’am,” “Please,” and “Thank you,” along with the typical mom demand to, “Make sure and wash behind your ears. Brush your teeth,” and, “Make sure and use soap when you’re taking a bath. Don’t just sit and play in that water!”

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When All Hope is Gone

 The folks at SEC Shorts show how to be happy when one loses hope.  

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Sid Salter: Will Mississippi voters regain the ability to engage in the voter referendum process?

 As the 2022 regular session of the Mississippi Legislature moves forward, the question of the future of medical marijuana in the Magnolia State remains in limbo. Lawmakers appear in agreement on a plan to move forward on the issue, but Gov. Tate Reeves has other ideas.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Dr. Woodward: We are "Overwhelmed"

 UMC issued the following statement. 

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Salena Zito: COVID-19 Allowed Too Many to Pervert Their Power

 TRAFFORD, Pennsylvania -- For the first couple of weeks in December, a tiny, bare tulip tree, common in Appalachia, grows on the trail that hugs Turtle Creek and the eye of passersby. Decorated with cheerful homemade Christmas ornaments, it brought smiles to the faces of cyclists, runners and walkers who saw it every day.

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Officer Dope Might be..... a Dope

Defending yourself or your loved ones might land you in jail in Jackson.  Such incarceration almost happened Saturday after JPD threatened to arrest a woman who merely pointed a gun at a woman who has just brutally assaulted her elderly mother in their home. 

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The Headbangers Ball Returns

 Metalheads unite!!!  Megadeath and Lamb of God are coming to the Brandon Ampitheatre in April. 

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Express Grain: Is the End Nigh?

 Express Grain warned its employees the company will probably shut down in the near future.  The Taxpayers Channel reported: 

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Monday, January 10, 2022

Talking Trash

The Jackson City Council will discuss the garbage contract tomorrow. The scoring is posted below. Notice anything?

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Dan Berger: It's Champagne Season

It's Champagne season -- a line you might think indicates that this article is being published two weeks too late.

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Hosemann Proposes $4,700 Teacher Pay Raise

 Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement. 

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Deal of the Day

 Palmetto State Armory has a sweet deal on the SAR9 through the end of the week.  The price does not include a $30 rebate. 

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Catch & Release! Squawk! Catch & Release!

 Chauncy Reed walks free on the streets of Jackson as a proud graduate of the Hinds County Catch & Release program.  Readers might remember Mr. Reed tried to kill a Jackson police officer in May 2018 but he was never indicted.  To make matters worse, a grand jury indicted Reed for another shooting and a separate case of drug dealing but he got a nice little plea deal that made him eligible for parole in a couple of years and paroled he was.

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Happy New Year!!!

 Check out New Year's Eve at Hawkins Field. 

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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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