Thursday, December 6, 2007

To those who favor appointing judges,

what do you think of a Dickie Scruggs-type lawyer bankrolling a candidate for governor who then appoints judges selected by said donor?


Anonymous said...

Which website do you prefer (Naughty poll. some choices NSFW)

This is the MOST!!!!!!! ridiculous poll I have ever seen on a site, which by the way, comes under the heading of Political web sites. This does not seem to equate 80% of the time anyway. If it is to be a political site, then it should be kept that way.

Go back to the "drawing board" fish.

Anonymous said...

His blog is as stated: A jambalaya of commentary, politics, culture, and jackassery in the Jackson, Mississippi area.

He can put on there whatever he wants. It's his own personal blog to put whatever he pleases. That's the whole point.

Anonymous said...

Who let Hillary in the room?

Tom Head said...

I think that if we look at the stuff with Diaz, it becomes clear that there are already conflicts of interest with judges that are mandated by the electoral fundraising process. I'd rather have an independent appointee for life from a corrupt governor than an otherwise honest candidate who has to be beholden to political donors and write rulings that won't offend them or the electorate.

The elected judiciary in Mississippi is effectively a third house of the legislature; it is not independent, it is not impartial, and it is not primarily concerned with the rule of law. It can't be, by design. Politics must be a consideration in every ruling that the Mississippi Supreme Court puts out, lest the justices find themselves replaced when their terms are up.

That said, I would definitely support the state senate taking on an advise-and-consent role, as is done with the federal Supreme Court, and I think investigating possible conflicts of interest would certainly be part of that process.

Tom Head said...

Re: the poll, what 'Fish wears in the privacy of his own home is his business!

Anonymous said...

The first poster is obviously not a refined connoisseur of jackassery.

Keep up the great work Fish! Thank goodness there is at least one blog in Jackson doesn't take itself so seriously.

Kingfish said...

sigh. what ever happened to having a sense of humor. I wonder what that post thought of the Golden Girls pics. He guaranteed some more will go up this weekend.

of course, if there is a favorite page on one of those sites, feel free to post link here. hehe.

By the way it was meant to be ridiculous.

Wait a second, I think I know who wrote that.

Othor, is that you?

Anonymous said...

Donna, was that you?


Anonymous said...

Ya'll think Hillary is bad? Ya'll have not seen ANYTHING!!! yet.

Anonymous said...

C-L launched their re-design today. Get ready for Ladd to blow a cork. I'm sure she'll trot out a bunch of self-serving comments about her superiority. So.f'ing.predictable.

Kingfish said...

she shouldn't. She griped for a long time about their using blogger software. Now they are ditching it, which I can understand as I've hit the limitations of this software several times.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't but will. Wager?

Anonymous said...

Ya'll are so silly thinking someone is either Donna or Othor

Kingfish said...

believe me, I'm kidding.

Anonymous said...

Ladd edits to puff up her own Wikipedia page. She prowls the internet to try and manage anything written about her that disputes her agenda. She harasses other bloggers on email to correct, change or retract opinions they've written that reflect unfavorably upon her. While you may find her posting here silly to consider it is more likely than you may be willing to believe. She is a control freak.

Kingfish said...

unfortunately I can't disagree with most of what you wrote.

Anonymous said...

I should have pushed you harder to make a wager though I know full well you aren't a sucker.

Here we go again. Isn't this the third redesign in two years or such? (Remember the short-lived Santa Fe design? And I'm thrilled that they're still devoted to baby-sh!t yellow.) I clicked around tonight; they apparently didn't transfer over all the old comment threads ... again. And it looks like they couldn't figure out how to transfer the user database over, and people are having to register. Sigh. They just don't understand how seriously people take their comment threads. People are annoyed.

Also, the site won't load right in one of my browsers. You'd think they'd have tested it before launching.

I always say it: If they would put the amount of energy into their reporting (and editing and writing) as they do in mediocre Web redesigns, they wouldn't be in so much trouble as a media conglomerate.

But they are determined to become an "information center," instead of a newspaper, so this is what you end up with: Web 1.8 (OK, that was Todd's phrase, not mine.)

I have two favorite things so far: The 1983 deco font they're using for their new Clarion-Ledger logo -- very Reagan era (and what is wrong with their newspaper logo anyway? Not look information center enough!?!).

And I just love to pieces that the site is "powered by you and The Clarion-Ledger('s old logo)."

We should start a pool on how long it'll be until they redesign again, and dump all the old comment threads.

I didn't notice whether they started letting users link out again or not. And I don't really care enough to go look. I've toured the 1980s enough for one night. ;-)

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