Wednesday, February 4, 2009

All talk and no action?

State Senator John Horhn, currently a candidate for Mayor of Jackson, brags he can get things done in the legislature and he'll be able to get additional money from the legislature for Jackson. How exactly did Senator Horhn do in the currentl legislative session?

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/senate_authors/horhn.xml

Every one of his bills died in committee.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

From a quick skim, those look like good bills to me. Maybe I'm missing something. Several directly relate to Jackson's interests.

Anonymous said...

And several (all?) are first timers. Think most folks know what the 99.9% chance of passage is for a bill that is introduced for the first time. It's good these concepts are being put forward, even if they do die on the first go around.

Kingfish said...

most serious people who read this blog know how the legislative process works and how many times it takes to get a bill passed.

However, Horhn's claim is how much he can help Jackson because he is in the legislature. You'd think being able to sponsor some additional funding for Jackson and getting it passed would be a great boost to his chances to win the election.

We are also supposed to believe he is going to have more influence OUTSIDE of the legislature than now when he is one of its members.

I'm not criticizing the quality or merits of the bills that died for that was not the issue but rather his claim to get things done and help Jackson in the legislature.

Charles Jones said...

The representation that those bills failed because of some mythical first time barrier is nothing but a steaming pile of dogshit offered to explain away Horhn's failure to deliver.

This year might be the first time local Senator, now mayoral aspirant, John Horhn has submitted those bills ~~ which, if true, is an embarrassing spotlight on his lack of action and concern for Jackson's well being before this point ~~ but there is no f'ing way that this is the first time the very same concepts and mechanisms detailed in those bills have been introduced into a Mississippi Legislative session.

Ironic, when you think about it, as there are some "progressives" right now skewering former Mayor Harvey Johnson over at the JFP for seemingly only acting in advance of an upcoming election. Now, here at JJ, you have an erstwhile and misguided Horhn apologist attempting to bless him with a bogus "first time" absolution for failing to bring home bacon that he, by the poster's own admission, has never tried to bring home before.

If Horhn has never introduced any of that legislation before this session then Kingfish's titling of this post is more than appropriate. Action talks, bullshit walks.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs a sedative lol

Anonymous said...

Typical pea-brain response @ 3:21 PM

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Anonymous said...

Kingfish used to support Horhn, but apparently turned on him after the JFP did a cover story on him. Since the JFP is doing cover stories on all the candidates, the next month of JJ should be entertaining.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Charles revealed hpw f'ing ignorant he truly is. Guess that is what happens when you don't work.

Anonymous said...

And, genius declared by yourself, you might want to check the definition of admission, Such logical gaps aren't surprising though given your past. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

4:51 is obviously Tom Head. Post under your real name, asshole.

JxnPro said...

Now that you've cussed him out I doubt Charles will want to join the Friends of John Horhn Facebook group, Not sure alienating voters makes good sense. Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

When did Kingfish come out for Horhn?

Anonymous said...

It would matter if u made a ah#!

Anonymous said...

the authority at 12:40 talks out of their arse.

your senator horhn has put in those welfare bills for handouts to help the needy cap city unable to fend for itself 3 years running.

12:40 don't know what they don't know.

maybe jackson can get the i55 frontage panhandlers at county line to beg for the woeful city.

the extra sales tax idea is sweet stupidity. cash registers will be ringing everywhere except in jackson.

lmao

Anonymous said...

Hmm. Something tells me 7:54 isn't remotely concerned.

Anonymous said...

Some of Johnny's legislation to finagle mo' money for Jackson are dying in the Finance Committee. Guess who is a member of that committee? Give up? Johnny Horhn.

Johnny can't even convince his own committee colleagues to pass his measures to the Senate floor for an up or down vote. He's been in the Senate for eighteen years but can't get those bills out of a committee he serves on. Hmmm.

Results are what counts. Anybody can file bills.

Anonymous said...

Props to ya Fish and comments. You bring up good point. John Horn and Cristler talk big but that all.

Kingfish said...

Turn against Horhn? When did I come out for him or against him?

My point here is his main claim is he can get things done because of his legislative prowess. So I'm examining that claim. I'm going to hit the rest of them soon enough. 3 down, the rest to go.

Anonymous said...

Results are what counts. Anybody can file bills.

How very true. Erik Fleming's annual blizzard of bills comes to mind. I think the state IT dept was able to mothball an entire server farm once he lost to Kim Campbell.

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