Thursday, December 31, 2020

Jammin'

 Just a little jammin' with Grogu on a nice day....

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Equal Time: Those Wipes Aren't Needed

 You wiped down your groceries with Clorox wipes.  You stood in line for an hour before Target opened just so you could get some wipes when every shelf was empty.  A spray-bottle became your new workout partner at the gym.  You went to all that trouble but guess what? It was all probably for nothing.  The Lancet said waaay back in July such precautions were useless in preventing the spread of Covid-19 but the article didn't attract the media's notice until this week.  The Lancet reported: 

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Lord Snow Settles Timber Case for $9.5 Million

 Collection of all posts about Lamar Adams case.

SEC Receiver Allyson Mills announced Lord Snow will settle for $9.5 million in the Lamar Adams case.  She stated in her status report:

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Ole Miss Adopts BLM Policies

 Check out Ole Miss's new social justice polices for the Grad School that appeared on the Ole Miss Grad School website yesterday. They magically disappeared this morning but not before yours truly managed to screen save them.  Watering down is in, testing is out as merit will count for naught.  Check them out. 

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

It's War: Thomas Sues Shad

 The Mississippi Center for Justice  issued the following statement. 

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C19 Update: Over 3,000 Cases, Vaccines Roll Out, UMC Near Crisis Level

Getting a Covid-19 vaccine will be almost as easy as going to Chick-Fil-A.  The Mississippi State Health Department announced the creation of 18 drive-thru vaccination sites next week.  

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We Report, You Decide: Rez Edition

 What happened in that fatal confrontation in the Bay Park subdivision Monday? Posted below is the video shot by a neighbor.  Keep in mind, the video does not show the entire ruckus nor does it show the shooting. 

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911 Calls May Take Longer

 JPD issued the following statement. 

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Robert St. John: Goodbye 2020

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Around this time of year newspapers are filled with end-of-the-year wrap-up stories about what has happened over the past 12 months. This year there seems to be no lack of articles chronicling how bad 2020 was. The preceding 10 months were certainly among the worst— on many levels— in all of my 60 years. But today’s column won’t dwell on the negative aspects of those months and how bad 2020 was. No. Because there have been silver linings this year. I would like to focus on those.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The Plot Thickens

 The third season of Cobra Kai premieres on Netflix New Years Eve.  However, Netflix saw fit to drop this little teaser with a blast from the past.

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Reds Jail Citizen Journalist for C19 Coverage

 The Communist government of China locked up a citizen journalist for four years.  Her crime? Reporting on the Covid-19 virus in Wuhan when the Chicoms were trying to cover up its existence.  The Guardian (U.K.) reported yesterday:

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Guess Who is Dead Last in Vaccinations?

Surprise.  Mississippi ranks as one of the worst states for participating in the Covid-19 vaccine program. Only seven states had fewer citizens vaccinated.  The New York Times reported: 

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Pictures of a Beating

WARNING: GRAPHIC & VIOLENT PHOTOS POSTED BELOW

 Sheldon Alston, Jr. is a free man but his ex-girlfriend will probably never be free of the beating she suffered at his hands four years ago.  JJ covered every sordid detail of this case, from a young man's vicious assault on his girlfriend at Ole Miss to the sweet deal given to him by District Attorney Ben Creekmore.  However, it is time for the world to see what happened to the young woman that brutal fall night in Oxford.  Posted below are the photos taken of Alston's girlfriend a few hours after the attack. 

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Monday, December 28, 2020

Manhunt in Bay Park

 Update at 6:05 PM: CAPTURED!!!

Lock and load if you live in the Bay Park subdivision by the Rez.  A man shot someone and fled on foot.  Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey is leading a massive manhunt for the suspect. The suspect is a young, black male with long dreadlocks.  He was wearing a black sweatshirt and gray sweatpants. 

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7 Things You Need to Know About Zoo Contract

 Here are seven things you need to know about the proposed Zooceanarium contract: 

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Til Signing Day Do Us Part

 Dunno how we missed this one but we did.  The folks at SEC Shorts compared recruiting to marriage in their own funny way.  We got spoiled by having regular season college football in December (Although Ole Miss & the Aggies owe us one more game.) and it is recruiting season.  Enjoy.

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Consultants: PERS Needs Mo' Money

It seems as if it were just yesterday when the legislature gave over $100 million to bail out PERS but here we are again. PERS consultants recommended hiking the employer contribution rate to 19.6% from the current 17.4% for the 2023 fiscal year.*  They told the PERS Board of Trustees at its December meeting that the system would be only 68% funded in 2047 if employer contributions do not iincrease.  The Board hiked the rate form 15.9 to 17.4 waaaay back in 2018. 

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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Car Theft & Kidnapping at Kroger

 Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance issued the following statement. 

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Sunday Sermon (Christmas Edition)

Staying home because of the Holiday Spirit and can't make it to church? Youtube brings church to you.  Enjoy this 1990 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson). 

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Bill Crawford: A Time for Returns, Credit Cards, & Everlasting Debt

How did they know back in the 1700s when they coined the phrase “many happy returns of the day?” How did they know that the week after Christmas in America would become filled with joyous long lines of festive people returning unwanted, unappreciated, and just plain ugly gifts to Walmart, Target, and more?

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Join MBN!

WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO POSTED BELOW

 Want to join the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics? These training videos will help you become an MBN agent.  Who knows, you might even rise to command staff.

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Friday, December 25, 2020

The Christmas Jam

 You've opened the presents, carved up the feast, and finished it off with some Who pudding.  Now you are drinking the Kingfish's egg nog and noticed how potent it is.  What to do? Simple.  Check out this Transsiberian Orchestra concert. There are quite a few TSO concerts available on Youtube.  The audio and video quality is quite good.  Too bad such tech was not around for Led Zeppelin. Enjoy

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Merry Christmas!

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Fear-mongering at the Clarion-Ledger

 Leave it to the Clarion-Ledger to make a problem worse.  The "newspaper" reported yesterday we are experiencing toilet paper shortages yet again: 

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Flashback Friday: Nuthouse Edition

 Once upon a time, the Governor was committed to the funny farm by his wife: 

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Do As I say....

 Dr. Birx got caught up in her own rules and is stepping down. The Associated Press reported:

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Glory Days

 Who would've ever thought this pic would represent the last gasp of Tennessee football. 

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Fauci Speaks!

 Dr. Fauci issued more words of wisdom.  The New York Times reported: 

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Sheldon Alston, Jr. Comes Home for Christmas

 Sheldon Alston, Jr. is home for Christmas after serving half of a three-year sentence for brutally beating his girlfriend at Ole Miss.  The St. Andrews graduate is the scion of some Mississippi legal royalty as he is the grandson of prominent north Mississippi attorneys Flip Phillips and the late Alex Alston.  The Oxford media ignored the case. 

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Was Vincent Gambini a Good Lawyer?

 The Legal Eagle tackled this age-old question on his Youtube channel. Is Mr. Gambini a good lawyer? See below and find out.  Enjoy.

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Smoking Returns to Prison

 Mikey gonna be mad!

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued the following statement. 

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Guest Column: Open Challenge To Governor Reeves & Dr. Dobbs

 This column submitted by a doctor who wishes to remain anonymous.  Rest assured, he is not some quack or doc speaking outside of his specialty.  JJ verified the data mentioned in column.

Until now your responsibilities in the COVID pandemic have been limited.  Your efforts have been to find ways to mitigate the virus and the hospitalizations and death that follows the virus.  Viruses have a way of making you a coach or cheerleader: “Come on, team, wear your mask.  Wash your hands.  Socially distance.”  Much like trying to tell teenagers not to get pregnant. 

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Dispatch From Pelahatchie (ATL Edition)

 A potentially deadly arrest in Pelahatchie thankfully did not turn deadly.  WJTV reported:

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Robert St. John's Top 10 for 2020

This week's recipe is butternut shrimp bisque. See below. 

For the past 20-plus years my final column of the year is always a list of the top dining experiences I enjoyed throughout the previous year. Typically, it’s a pretty easy piece to write. For the past several years I have spent two or three months working in Italy. Over there, one can find a memorable dining experience around every corner and down almost every cobblestone street.  

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Senate to Stream More Committees

 Leftenent Governor Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement. 

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Sid Salter: Winter Moved Mississippi Forward

  It is certainly no stretch of the truth to suggest that at the time of his death last week at the age of 97, former Mississippi Gov. William Winter was by and large beloved by the people of Mississippi.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The Return of the King

Oh hell, yes! Someone heard our prayer.  He's bad, he's black, and he is BACK!

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Teen Shot to Death

#125

 JPD tweeted the following statement. 

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C19 Update: Record Deaths, Bad News All Around

The Wuhan virus picture darkens in Mississippi set yet another record was set for deaths caused by the virus. The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 2,191 cases of Wuhan virus and 79 deaths today.   However, 56 of the deaths took place between December 12 and December 21.  The total number of cases is 197,691. The virus has caused 4,490 deaths.  Nursing home deaths comprise 40% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 154,669 recoveries.   The charts below are worth several thousand words. 

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UMC Study: Schools are Safer for Kids

 UMC issued the following press release and study.

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PERS 2020: Stuck in the Mud

It's the same ol', same ol' situation
It's the same ol', same ol' ball and chain - Motley Crue

 It was tempting to just re-post the PERS post from a year ago because nothing has changed.  PERS remains stuck in the mud as its funding level fell to 60.5%.  It's simply hard to get ahead when the portfolio only earns a 3% return and retirees continue to grow. The moribund system is not in a death spiral but it is not improving either. 

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Acquitted

 A Copiah County jury acquitted Crystal Springs veterinarian Dr. Michael Holifield of all charges of sexual battery and gratification of lust last week. The Attorney General prosecuted the case.  

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Alcorn County Tax Collector Arrested

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Sophomore Spanish Club Closes

 Another restaurant closes in Jackson.  The owner of Sophomore Spanish Club posted on Facebook: 

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Medic!

As usual, it sucks to be an Aggie.  Check out what the folks at SEC Shorts came up with this week. 

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Medical Marijuana Melee Mushrooms

 The medical marijuana melee mushroomed as more briefs were filed at the Mississippi Supreme Court in support of Mayor Mary's fight to stop Initiative 65.   The initiative amends the Mississippi Constitution to allow the production and sale of medical marijuana.  I65 and its legislative alternative garnered 61% of the vote in November.  I65 received 58% of the vote in the second round while 65A got 21%.  Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler and her city petitioned the Mississippi Supreme Court to block the enactment of the initiative a few days before the November referendum took place.  A synopsis of the case is posted below.

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Funny of the Day!

It's Christmas morning!!!

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CDC: Minorities Less Likely to Want Schools Reopened During Pandemic

The CDC reported minority parents were less likely to favor sending their children back to school than white parents during the Covid-19 pandemic.  A CDC survey reports 62% of white parents but only 46% of black parents and 50% of hispanic parents though schools should have reopened last fall. The report states:

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Sunday Sermon

If you stayed in bed this morning and didn't make it to church today, no problem.  <i>JJ</i> presents the late Dr. Frank Pollard in this 1991 sermon.  He preached from Philippians 3:12.  Enjoy. 

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Bill Crawford: A Sober Christmas Wish for More Peacemakers

“Tis the season to be jolly...”

Or is it?

The dictionary defines “jolly” as “in good spirits; gay; merry; cheerfully festive or convivial.” So, yes, it is the jolly season for children and grandchildren with holidays and presents galore.

But what about the rest of us?

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Talent!

 Guess who was actually a pretty good drummer?

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Saturday, December 19, 2020

CDC Updates Guidance on C19 Vaccine

 The CDC issued the following update for those who fear they are at risk for allergic reactions from the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Governor William Winter Passes Away

Former Governor William Winter went to the Great Big Schoolhouse in the Sky this morning. He was 97 years old.  More than a few public officials mourned his passing.

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Find Bruno! $1,000 Reward!

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Friday Night Fun

 Yours truly found a gem on Youtube.  Fleetwood Mac in its coked-up prime, which means the music was really good.  Enjoy. 

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Man Charged With Manslaughter in Wife's Death

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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MDOC Commish Responds to State Auditor

 MDOC Commissioner Burl Cain issued the following statement. 

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Supremes: David L. Archie Can Stay

 Supremes duck residency questions, focused on challenge process.

Hinds County District 2 Supervisor David L. Archie will remain in his seat until 2023 after the Mississippi Supreme Court denied a challenge to his residency yesterday.   Former Supervisor Darrell McQuirter claimed Mr. Archie did not live in District 2.  The Court did not decide whether the winner was a District 2 resident but instead ruled it had no power to hear the appeal.  

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The Fall of the Tribe of Hotty Toddy

 And there arose to the north of Eden a tribe called the Hotty-Toddys, who were also called metros. And the Hotty-Toddys were very displeasing; they didst place centerpieces on their banquet tables, and didst exalt themselves much. And they didst glorify the southern kingdom of the past.

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Parole Board Fires Back at State Auditor

 The Parole Board took strong exception to an audit that said thousands of dollars were paid to Board Member Betty Lou Jones for alleged improper travel reimbursements.  Chairman Steve Pickett fired right back at State Auditor Shad White: 

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

No Comment

 Minister Farrakhan, yes, THE Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, proud successor to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, urged people to avoid taking the Covid-19 vaccine. He referred to the vaccine as "toxic waste" and urged black healthcare workers to quit their jobs instead of taking the vaccine.

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Supremes Uphold Governor's Veto

 Decision strike down Lamar corruption

The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld Governor Tate Reeves' partial veto of the budget bill: 

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MDOC New Boss Was the Same as the Old Boss

More corruption at MDOC. Commissioner & cronies partied on MDOC dime. 

Commish had a thing for salt lamps, bounce houses, massage chairs, & bubble wands.  

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement.

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Brett Dibiase Pleads Guilty (Video)

 Brett Dibiase pleaded guilty to making fraudulent statements in Hinds County Circuit Court this morning. 

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D.L. Gardner: The Narrative is Neither News Nor Truth

 Even after more than four years of fake news trying to make connections between President Trump and Russia, about half of all Americans still believe The Narrative preached by ninety-percent of media. The New York Post broke the story about Hunter Biden’s emails in the middle of October giving details about his international business dealings in Ukraine and China. Then, The Narrative media as well as social media covered it up.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

UMC Solons Get Their Shots

 UMC issued the following statement. 

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Ransomware attack hits St. Andrew's Data

 St. Andrew's Episcopal School notified parents their data was stolen in a ransomware attack on it's security provider.  The school sent out this letter to parents last week.

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Gluttony Is My Favorite Sin

 The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued the following statement.

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Robert St. John: Time is Running Out for Independent Restaurants

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In a few days I will enter my 40th year in the restaurant business. Just over 33 of those years have been as a restaurant owner. I fell backwards into this business. Though from the first moment of the first shift, of the first day I worked in a restaurant, I knew I wanted to own my own restaurant, and make this line of work my lifelong career. I have loved every challenging moment of it. However, on one afternoon this past April I sat down with my wife, 22-year-old daughter, and 18-year-old son and told them that there was a strong possibility I would lose some, or all, of the six restaurants and two bars we owned in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In the same conversation, I told them that there was also a strong chance we would have to sell our home.

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Sid Salter: Jake Brigance is Back

  Looking back over 31 years of a meteoric writing career that ranks him as one of the most successful writers on the planet, novelist John Grisham’s flawed hero from his very first novel might well be a forgotten figure among the hundreds the author has created.

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Ronnie McGehee Named to Board of Education

 Leftenent Governor Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement. 

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Check Out the Clarion-Ledger's New Editor

 The Clarion-Ledger might be getting a new editor:

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Encore!

 The folks at SEC Shorts got sneaky and dropped a video on Saturday . Enjoy the bonus sketch.

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Bar Reject Tries to Throw Supreme Court in Jail

 Zundria Crawford's attempt to throw everyone in jail last week went down in flames in the courtroom of Hinds County Court Judge Kenneth Lewis.  Ms. Crawford filed criminal charges against all Supreme Court Justices, a former Sheriff, a Chancery Clerk, Judges, and several clerks in March. 

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No Comment!

 The Phalanx vaccine for the Covid-19 virus arrived in Mississippi today.  Mississippi State Department of Health officials led by example and got the vaccine.  MSDH announced on Facebook: 

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Monday, December 14, 2020

C19 Closes Clinton City Hall

 The city of Clinton issued the following statement. 

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Health Department Joins Med Marijuana Fight

A synopsis of the case is at the bottom of the post. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health joined the city of Madison and Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler in a court fight to block Initiative 65.  The initiative legalized medical marijuana.  The agency filed an amicus curiae brief with the Mississippi Supreme Court today. 

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The Shoeshank Redemption

 You just knew what the SEC Shorts folks were going to do this week, didn't you? 

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Zoo Blues?

 The Jackson City Council discussed a proposed zoo management contract with Zooceanarium last Tuesday.  WAPT reported: 

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Zoooooom!!!

Tired of the drag racing in Northeast Jackson? The JPD Precinct Commander has a suggestion: Get a tag number. The Northside Sun reported Precinct 4 Commander Obie Wells 

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Maywood Mahem

Just yet another disturbed person populating the streets of Jackson when she should be somewhere um, safe. 

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It's a Wonderful Movie

 THE greatest Christmas movie ever made is playing at the bijou this week. 

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Sunday Morning Sermon

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson).

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Bill Crawford: Another Racial Inequity Lawsuit Continues

Schools in communities with strong tax bases generally provide better learning environments than those in communities with strained tax bases. This reality looks to be at the heart of another Mississippi racial inequity lawsuit kept alive by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Saturday, December 12, 2020

All Good Things Come to an End

 A broadcasting legend will be forced to take a break today thanks to Covid-19. Al.com reports: 

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Friday, December 11, 2020

We Are Cobra Kai!

 Netflix just dropped the first trailer for the third season of Cobra Kai.  Some more familiar faces return but where is Allie?  The trailer is posted below.  Enjoy.

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Apology

 Peleahatchie police officer Kendrell Canada and Mayor Ryshonda Beechem engaged in a screaming match Monday night at the regular Board of Aldermen meeting.  The Mayor's husband posted the exchange on Youtube.  However, Officer Canada stepped up to the plate and apologized today:

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Bedwetter Alert

 Youtube shut down Scott Adams.  Yes, that is Scott Adams of Dilbert fame.  Mr. Adams tweeted: 

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Amazon Moves into Podcasts

 Amazon is trying to snap up the last independent podcasting   The Wall Street Journal reported last week: 

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Flashback Friday: A Great American Hero

 Today's edition of Flashback Friday remembers one of Jackson's finest young men.  Rufus Baker Austin became a Jap prisoner when Wake Island fell and spent the next three years in a Nippon version of hell on earth.  Beaten but still brave, he testified years later in Japan as a war crimes witness.  His word sent at least one of his captors  to the gallows.

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Queen Moves Forward in Med Marijuana War

 Note: This is a complicated case so a synopsis is included at the beginning of the post.  Readers familiar with the case can skip over it to the next section. 

The trench warfare in the battle over the medical marijuana initiative continued at the Mississippi Supreme Court this week as Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler and her city filed their first brief Monday.  Initiative 65 garnered nearly 70% of the vote in November.  However, the plaintiffs challenged its certification for the ballot a few days prior to the election. 

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Funny of the Day

 Some people just don't need to get arrested. 

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Little David Takes on Goliath Over Certificate of Need Laws

 The Mississippi Justice Institute issued the following statement.

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Hablas Espanol?

 You might want to learn Spanish if you want to read the Clarion-Ledger.

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Dispatch from Pelahatchie: Food Fight Edition

 What would a Pelahatchie Board of Aldermen meeting be without a food fight?  

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

There Was a Kaboom!

 Starship crash-landed today after making a pretty badass flight. Although the landing will make the SpaceX bloopers reel, the mission was still 95% successful.  Watch it all from start to finish below.

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MEMA Director Contracts Covid-19

2,746 new cases

First Consul Tate Reeves announced a new round of Covid-19 restrictions at a press conference he is holding right now.  It is streamed below.

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Lynn Jumps In

 Attorney Generalissimo Evelyn Fitch issued the following statement. 

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Robert St. John: Easy Bake Oven 2020

This week's recipe: Italian Cream Cake

 

Two days ago, a friend made a Facebook post that referenced the Christmas section of the old Sears Catalogue that used to come out once a year. The release of the Sears Christmas Wish Book was a momentous event every fall. I couldn’t tell you what any of my first-grade readers looked like, but I can still recall almost every page and item of the toy section of the Sears Catalogue.

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New Tech Catches Contraband

 MDOC issued the following statement. 

 

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Sid Salter: A Baby Boy's Arrival Brings Hope & Joy to the Pandemic Darkness

Our family, like most, is nearing the end of our collective ropes in COVID-19 fatigue and pandemic uncertainty. Enough, already.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

We Have a Winner

 Angelique Lee will be the new Councilwoman for Ward 2 in Jackson.  The Ridgeland resident clobbered former Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis 60-40.  She received 1,672 votes while Mr. Lewis got 1,110 votes.  

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Meltdown!

 Here is something for the Ole Miss fans to enjoy.  Baton Rouge sports radio talk show host Matt Mascona had a complete meltdown yesterday about the LSU football team's, well, meltdown this season.  Everything he said is true and the Rebel readers are going to enjoy watching his misery. ;-) 

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Supremes Reject Bar Reject

Bar reject threatened to "beat y'all's asses unconscious" in filing addressed to Supreme Court

 It's a safe bet Zundria Crawford will not become a lawyer anytime soon.  She failed the bar exam in 2015 but instead of re-taking the test, she sued the Mississippi Bar.  The Mississippi Supreme Court rejected her "appeal" yesterday. 

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Ms Gets $495 Million Grant for Rural High-Speed Internet

 Senator Roger Wicker issued the following statement. 

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Is George Bell Getting Special Treatment?

 George Bell was moved to the 1A section at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl.  George Bell is serving a prison sentence of life without parole after he brutally murdered his girlfriend and kidnapped her best friend on September 10, 2007.  1A is a medium security section at the Pearl prison.

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Uncle Tom-foolery in Ward 2

 It appears some dirty tricks are taking place in the runoff to replace Jackson Ward 2 City Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr.  Someone is apparently trying to "Tom" Angelique Lee.   This flyer was dropped all over Ward 2 last weekend. 

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Hops & Habanas Closing

 Hops & Habanas announced yesterday on Facebook that it will close at the end of the year : 

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Dixie National Rodeo Plans Announced

 Ag Commish Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 

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Public School Enrollment Falls 23,000 Students

 The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement. 

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NBER: Media Fear-mongered on Covid-19

 Has the media been tipping the scales a bit when covering the Covid-19 pandemic? A team of really smart folks at the National Bureau of Economic Research asked that question and found the American media engages in a bit of fear-mongering with its Covid-19 coverage.  NBER compared American and foreign media coverage of the virus and found 91% of American article were negative while only 54% of foreign media was.  The abstract says it all: 

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Ouch!

 SEC Shorts gave LSU a nice send off before it went off to do battle with the Alabama Crimson Tide:

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Sunday, December 6, 2020

Enjoy a True Masterpiece

 The Metropolitan Opera is streaming a real treat until tomorrow night: Pavarotti in Tosca.  The Met has been streaming a different opera every night for free since it cancelled all performances earlier this year. 

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Closed

 Campbell's Bakery in Madison is shutting it's doors.  The business announced on Facebook yesterday: 

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Dragon Flies, Falcon Returns

SpaceX launched the first un-manned resupply mission to the International Space Station this morning. A Falcon 9 first-stage rocket booster launched the flight and safely returned to Earth.  Watch the exciting liftoff and return below.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

 The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached on the Sabbath about the Sabbath in this 1991 sermon. If you played hookey this morning, enjoy this sermon about playing hookey on Sunday morning.  ;-)

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Bill Crawford: Un-Merry Covid Christmas Looms

Move over Grinch. It’s no childish matter Dr. Seuss. The new holiday story this season is “How the COVID stole Christmas” by Drs. Robert Redfield and Thomas Dobbs.

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Fighting Crime Has a New Ring

Jackson's use of private Ring cameras to fight crime is raising eyebrows and drawing national attention.   NBC and former Clarion-Ledger reporter Bracey Harris reported:

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Do as I Say.....

 Just a case of more Hollywood hypocrisy when it comes to Covid-19 shutdowns.

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Friday, December 4, 2020

Talent!

 They definitely don't make 'em like this anymore.  You're welcome.

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Pitiful!

 It's not a homicide but close enough for the poor victim: 

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Sit Down and Shut Up!

Questioning shutdowns will apparently earn a shutdown. Watch what happens when someone attempts to debate restaurant shutdowns this morning. 

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It's Tuition Toss Weekend!!!

 

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Idiot of the Day

 The Madison Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Clinton Gets a New Restaurant

 The city of Clinton issued the following statement. 

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Coming Soon.....

The greatest Christmas story ever told returns to the big screen Friday for a week long run at several local theatres. 

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Double Killer Convicted

 Madison-Rankin District Attorney John Bramlett issued the following statement. 

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Where Does She Live?

 Ward 2 City Council Candidate Angelique Lee tried to dispel questions over her voting record and residency on JSU-TV Sunday.  Ms. Lee won the special election primary and faces former Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis in a runoff election on December 8.  

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Former U.S. Attorney's Home Shot Up

Update: WLBT posted audio of the shooting.

 The home of former U.S. Attorney Greg Davis was shot up on Thanksgiving night.  

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C19 Update: New Records Set Again

 The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 2,168 cases of Wuhan virus and 28 deaths today.   However, 27 of the deaths took place between November 26 and December 2.  The total number of cases is 159,036. The virus has caused 3,879 deaths.  Nursing home deaths comprise 40% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 128,746 recoveries. 

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Time to Get Drunk

It's that time of year and you know what it means: It's time for my award-winning egg nog recipe:

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Homicide on Mobile

 JPD tweeted the following statements. 

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Lawyer Calls Judge "Mean Hearted"

 It is never, ever a good idea to tick off a judge, much less one of the federal variety.  However, Jackson attorney Abby Robinson is managed to do so in federal court.  U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan, III had enough and chewed her out but the lawyer was determined to have the last word, forgetting the Court always has the last word.

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Robert St. John: Recipe Testing

Over the course of my 38-year restaurant career I have been a part of 21 restaurant/bar openings. Three of those openings— the first three— were while working in other people’s restaurants. The remaining 18 openings were restaurants that were my concepts.

Grouper w/black bean, salsa, & corn. Recipe posted below.

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Sid Salter: Efforts to Abolish Electoral College Will Dilute Influence of Rural States

 The Electoral College, as confusing and messy as it often becomes in presidential politics, remains the only safeguard against having our national leadership chosen by the citizens of a few densely populated states on the east and west coasts of our country rather than the voters of all 50 states.

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Professor Shoots Back at Shad

 Attorney Rob McDuff of the Mississippi Center for Justice issued the following statement.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Funny of the Day

Talk about brave.  Michael J. Fox makes fun of his Parkinson's Disease in this old sketch.  Enjoy.

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Scotty, We Need a Vaccine

 When history is written about the Covid-19 pandemic in the distant future, Operation Warp Speed will hopefully receive the credit it deserves.  The vaccine breakthroughs that were announced a few weeks ago are simply unprecedented in human history.  The New York Times dived into the weeds last week and published a pretty good article about Operation Warp Speed.  The newspaper reported:

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Governor Provides C19 Briefing

 Governor Tate Reeves is giving a Covid-19 briefing.  It is streamed below.

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State Auditor to Protestin' Professor: Pay Up.

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Idiots of the Day

 The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Eastover Leads the Way but not in a Good Way

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said Eastover and other Northeast Jackson neighborhoods lead Jackson in Covid-19 infections. 

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D.L. Gardner: Guarding 1st Amendment Rights

The Bill of Rights was key to getting all of the original states to sign and ratify the U.S. Constitution. Our Founders had fought for freedom against the strongest military of that day, and they were still in a fighting mood if the new government threatened to act like the one they had just defeated. The First Amendment listed basic freedoms Americans had not had under England’s rule. 

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Monday, November 30, 2020

C19 Hospitalizations Set Record

 The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,845 cases of Wuhan virus and 1 death today.    The total number of cases is 153,270. The virus has caused 3,807 deaths.  Nursing home deaths comprise 40% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 128,746 recoveries. 

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And So It Begins

 Need a medical marijuana card? No problem.  You don't even have to undergo a physical exam.  Telemedicine docs are on standby, ready to issue that card.  Don't believe me? Check out this screenshots. 

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The Ever-Shrinking Clarion-Ledger

 The staff at the state newspaper is about to shrink even more.  Jimmie Gates is retiring while Giacomo Bologna and Alissa Zhu are moving on to bigger and better things.  That leaves Justin Vicory and Luke Rasmeth as the workhorses with some copy thrown in by Keisha Rowe.  Ouch. 

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Celebrating Sarah.... Sort of

 SEC Shorts actually had some fun with Vanderbilt this weekend.  Such programs would usually be classified as child abuse but well, this is Vanderbilt. 

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Zebulum James Trial Starts Today

 Hinds County convicted killer Zebulum James, now Madison County gets its turn at trying him for murder today.   James went on a shooting spree in Jackson and Ridgeland in 2015, killing two people.  

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MHP Reports 6 Fatalities During Holiday Weekend

 The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement. 

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

C19 Update: Deaths Don't Match Increase in Cases

 Mississippi came close to breaking the 2,000 new cases of Covid-19 infections again yesterday.  The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,845 cases of Wuhan virus and 27 deaths yesterday.   However, 18 of the deaths took place between September and November.  The total number of cases is 151,785. The virus has caused 3,806 deaths.  Nursing home deaths comprise 40% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 121,637 recoveries. 

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Good Guys Win One

 The Israelis took out Iran's top nuclear scientist yesterday in a manner befitting James Bond.  The Daily Wire reported: 

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Sunday Sermon

 Rainy day means a lazy day and that applies even to going to church.  If you decided to be lazy today and feel just a little guilty, never fear, <i>JJ</i> is here.  Enjoy this sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard in 1991.

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Bill Crawford: Should State Take Over History Curriculum?

Gov. Tate Reeves has proposed spending $3 million on a Patriotic Education Fund to educate “the next generation in the incredible accomplishments of the American Way.”

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Funny Because It's True

 Yours truly can personally attest that everything said in this video is true.

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Jake & Elwood Return

 You read that correctly.  The Blues Brothers returns to the big screen tomorrow and Wednesday in Jackson. Movie times are posted below.

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Street Justice?

Terrance Stewart was shot to death at the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Woodrow Wilson yesterday. He was 27 years old.  WLBT reported: 

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Like a Boss

 It's not every night that someone challenges the drummer from the audience and actually pulls it off....

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CDC: About That 2-Week Quarantine......

 It turns out those exposed to the Wuhan virus may not need to quarantine for 14 days.  NPR reported: 

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Interpreter Arrested

 Madison County deputies arrested Greg Goldman for aggravated domestic violence Sunday.  Goldman is a well-known sign-language interpreter in Mississippi.  The police report is posted below. 

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Then There Were Two

 Attorney Janice Jackson qualified to challenge Sandra Strain for her late husband's seat on the Madison Board of Aldermen.  The deadline for qualification was Wednesday. 

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#118

 The record continues unabated.  WJTV reported: 

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Christmas Comes to Life on December 18

 


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Ghosts of Thanksgiving Past

 Who can forget one of the most memorable plays ever made by a Hinds CC grad?

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Throwback Thursday (Thanksgiving Edition)

It's that day of the year to give thanks.  Hopefully, you have something to be thankful for on this holiday.  This edition of Throwback Thursday travels back in time to past Thanksgivings as seen in cartoons.  Enjoy.

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Cipher Sues Preacher

The Cipher just dropped a lawsuit against the Reverend Daniel Hollins.  Neither party is any stranger to controversy.  It's Thanksgiving Day and I haven't had time to read all 43 pages of the complaint but if the first couple of pages are any indication, this lawsuit is going to be um, interesting to read.  Take off your mask, pour some egg nog, light up a cigar,  and commence to readin'.  

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Lawsuit: JPD Commander Pointed a Loaded Pistol at Detective's Head

 A federal lawsuit claims a JPD supervisor pointed a loaded pistol at the head of a female detective when she asked him about an investigation.  Martha Dee sued Commander (Ret.) Donald Gater, JPD Chief James Davis, and the city of Jackson for sex discrimination and excessive force yesterday in U.S. District Court.  The complaint states: 

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Liftoff!

 SpaceX shot another 60 Starlink satellites into the heavens last night.  The Falcon 9 rocket was successfully recovered.  Sorry, Brandon.  Watch the launch below.

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Realtor Arrested

Correction: The post originally stated the alleged victim was married to a law enforcement officer. He is actually her boyfriend. 

 Madison Police arrested a local realtor for simple battery yesterday.  

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Robert St. John: Extra Table 2020

Check out this week's recipe posted below. 

This is the season of giving. We give gifts, we give of our time, and we give food. For decades, when Thanksgiving rolled around, I would volunteer my time at a soup kitchen, dishing up turkey and dressing for those less fortunate. Sometimes I’d donate a can or two from my home pantry for my church’s White Christmas canned food drive. But if I am to be completely honest, the cans were something that was usually old, possibly out of date, and most likely a food item I didn’t want. Occasionally, I would give a box of toys to an agency that made sure they got to kids in need. It wasn’t until I founded Extra Table that I realized that those in need of food are just as hungry in the spring, summer, and fall as they are around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Food insecurity doesn’t go away after New Year’s Day.


 

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Homicide on Pocahontas

 JPD tweeted the following statement Monday night. 

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Sid Salter: Trump continues a long, unfortunate presidential tradition of self-deceptions, lies

 In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Polonius advises his son departing for his university schooling: “To thine own self be true.”

 

As the animosity between embattled President Donald Trump and the media continues to roil, Trump’s Twitter storms and other patently false pronouncements have produced a rather breathless narrative about the scope of Trump’s litany of whoppers, falsehoods, half-truths, self-deceptions, and outright lies.

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Should You Get Up at 4 AM?

 Should you wake up at 4 AM?  

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Man Shoots at Other Man in Ridgeland

The city of Ridgeland issued the followint statement. 

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Judge Accuses Attorney of "Criminal Activity"

Requests mental evaluation for lawyer

A Rankin Judge took the unusual step of filing a bar complaint against attorney Abby Robinson.  The Jackson lawyer accused Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel of retaliation after she filed a complaint against him with the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance.  

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Too Funny

 Best high school football playoff sign ever.

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D.L. Gardner: Great is God's Faithfulness

The prophet Jeremiah warned Judah for more than 40 years to repent or God would allow the dreaded Babylonians to attack them, take them into captivity, and destroy Jerusalem and the Temple. Jeremiah, called the “weeping prophet,” had a tough job. God forbade him from marrying, his message was wildly mocked, and he suffered beatings, imprisonment, and death threats.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Fire & Blood

 HBO dropped a pretty good trailer for the Game of Thrones prequel.  The series is probably two years away from hitting the screen so HBO was gracious enough to give us a really long trailer.  Pay attention to the voices.  They might sound a little familiar.  Enjoy.

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Old K-Mart Burning

 The old K-Mart on Highway 80 is on fire.   Video is posted below.

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Dr. Woodward Calls for Statewide Mask Mandate

"Everything is going in the wrong direction." 

UMC Vice-Chancellor Dr. LouAnn Woodward said the Covid-19 crisis in Mississippi was the worst it has ever been as she advocated implementing a statewide mask mandate.  She said the hospital system has no more capacity and the state is quickly approaching a hospital crisis.  Watch her remarks in the video posted below.

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Have Fun!

 Check out some of the CDC Thanksgiving guidelines: 

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C19 Update: More of the Same.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 699 cases of Wuhan virus and no deaths yesterday.   The total number of cases is 143,879. The virus has caused 3,676 deaths.  Nursing home deaths comprise 40% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 121,637 recoveries

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CHS Supports Yazoo Pumps

 Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith announced her support for the Yazoo pumps project in a letter addressed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:

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Playoffs? Did Someone Ask About Playoffs?

 SEC Shorts takes a look this week at the college football playoffs in a way only it can do.  Enjoy.

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Idiot of the Day

The Richland Police Department issued the following statement on Facebook.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Dave Chappelle Experience

Want to watch something entertaining tonight? Check out Joe Rogan's recent podcast posted below. None other than Dave Chappelle himself showed up in the studio.  He was his usual entertaining self.  Enjoy.

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Out for the Year

Some of us were afraid of this happening when the Bengals drafted Joe Burrow.  The kid has been outstanding literally all year but he has also taken a beating in Cincinnati as he has no offensive line.  His luck finally ran out today: 

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When the Crisis Comes

Dr. Frank Pollard preached this sermon in 1991 but it hasn't aged at all in 2020.  Didn't make it to church today? Enjoy the late First Baptist Church (Jackson) preacher as he discusses what to do when crisis comes. 

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Bill Crawford: Mississippi GOP Becomes What Early Leaders Fought

Forty-three years ago when I first began writing a weekly political column, several focused on the new Republicanism emerging in Mississippi as portrayed by party leaders. They described a surging party intent on building a strong two-party system in Mississippi.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Oldie but Goodie

What do you get when you combine a gridiron legend with The Voice (and we don't mean Frank)?   Football perfection.  Enjoy. 

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Jackson City Council Primary Winner Voted in Ridgeland Until November

Angeliqe Lee won Tuesday's election to replace Jackson Ward  2 City Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr..  However, the Northwest Jackson candidate voted in Ridgeland as recently as March.  

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New Record for C19 Cases in One Day

 Mississippi set a record in Wuhan virus cases yesterday.  The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,972 cases and 15 deaths yesterday.   The total number of cases is 142,401. The virus has caused 3,657 deaths. While cases and hospitalizations shoot upwards, the daily number of deaths remains relatively flat. 

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Flashback Friday

 What was there to do for fun in Jackson thirty years ago?

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Don't Give Water to the Griswolds While Going to See the Wizard During a White Christmas

 We got us some oldies but real goodies this weekend at the bijou.   

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Ole Miss Alumni Food Fight!

 A food fight broke out in the Ole Miss Alumni Association after several members questioned the investing of Association funds.  The leadership claimed it investigated the claims, found nothing there, and told the main crusader to leave them alone.  Kosciusko attorney Bubba Petit issued the following statement:

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C19 Patients Might Have Immunity After All

 Recovery from Covid-19 virus might just include long-lasting immunity to the disease.  A new but non-peer reviewed study claims Covid-19 victims maintain enough immune cells to prevent reinfection. The New York Times reported:

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Kids are All Right

 Some younglings did something besides playing with their Iphones.....

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State Auditor Makes Monticello Bust

 State Auditor Shadrack White issued the following statement. 

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Supremes Deny Killer's Appeal

 The Mississippi Supreme Court issued the following statement. 

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Meet the New Boss, Same as.....

 Jackson State University issued the following statement. 

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NPR: Euro Schools Stay Open During Surge

 We shut our schools down while European schools roll on despite a surge of Covid-19 cases across the continent.  NPR reported November 13:

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No Comment!

 Yes, we really do need a sign for this.  Apparently too many people are just plain stupid.

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Runoff!

 There is going to be a runoff to replace Jackson Ward 2 City Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr.  Former Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis and political newcomer Angelique Lee earned the right to face off against each other after Tuesday's special election.  

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Awwwww

 Just an old man and his hobby.....

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Moderna C19 Vaccine 94.5% Effective

 Pfizer rocked the world last week when it announced a Covid-19 vaccine that had a success rate of 95%.  Moderna followed up with its own Covid-19 vaccine that is just as effective but has less stringent requirements for storage.  The Wall Street Journal reported Monday: 

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C19 Closes Clinton City Hall

 The city of Clinton issued the following statement. 

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Robert St. John: Thanksgiving 2020

Check out Robert's recipe for a complete Thanksgiving dinner below. 

It’s the season of gratitude. Despite all of the problems and challenges the year 2020 has thrown in our paths, there are so many things for which to still be grateful. If you are reading this, you are alive and have survived the last eight months in various states of business and personal shutdowns. Some have passed away as a result of this pandemic whether it was due to a direct result of the virus or all of the other negative consequences that result from shutting down the world four months. We will greatly miss and lovingly remember each of them this holiday season. 

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Jackson Repeals Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Law

The Mississippi Institute for Justice issued the following statement. 

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Sid Salter: Biden's Challenge: Will Americans Continue the Concept of Loyal Opposition?

 Our country is watching a historic drama play out in the wake of the uber-contentious 2020 presidential election. The nation has heard Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden declare victory, but incumbent Republican President Donald Trump has as yet declined to answer that declaration with a concession.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Twit This!

 Bill Maher chewed some Democrat ass Friday night after the expected blue wave turned into a blue washout. 

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State Auditor Arrests Former JuCo Employee

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Let's Get Ready to Ruuuuumblllllllle!!!

 It appears we are going to have ourselves a good ole-fashioned (preferably while drinking an old-fashioned) slugfest at the Mississippi Supreme Court over medical marijuana.

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Permit Board Revokes Acid Lagoon's Permit (Video)

Note: See synopsis at end of post for history of case. 

The noose continues to tighten for Gold Coast Commodities. The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board revoked its permit to operate a wastewater lagoon near Pelahatchie last week.  The site is the source of a multitude of complaints, lawsuits, and MDEQ penalties as it produces noxious odors and hordes of flies that makes life unbearable at times for the neighbors. 



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Full Moon Bar-B-Que Coming to Madison

 Full Moon Bar-b-que is coming to Madison.  The company issued the following statement: 

Rendering of proposed restaurant.
 

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Idiot of the Day

Play stupid games......

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Docking the Dragon

 Crew Dragon is slowly approaching the International Space Station.  Watch the docking streamed live in the video below.

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And All I Got Was This Crummy Little T-Shirt

 Pretty clever, Jackson Academy, pretty clever.... and funny. 

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Governor Announces Proposed Budget

First Consul Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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Unattended Cooking Cause 6 Fire Deaths This Year

 Insurance Commish Miguel Chaney issued the following statement. 

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Daniel Gardner: The Rest of Us Are Glad We Live in America

 There is the #HATETrump crowd, and there are the rest of us. People keep asking what’s going to happen next. One “expert” on one of CNN’s Sunday programs began speculating by saying, “Now that Trump’s not president any more….” #HATETrump crowd is salivating over what they’re going to do. 

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Medic!

It's time for that mid-season medical checkup over at SEC Shorts.  

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State Medical Examiner Suspended

 The Mississippi Department of Public Safety placed Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Mark LeVaughn on administrative leave last week.  DPS did not provide a reason for the suspension.  However, sawces tell JJ:

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Nominal Orbit Insertion

We are going back to the international space station.  SpaceX successfully launched Falcon 9 and a Dragon carrying four crew members.  The operational crew will live on the space station for six months. Meanwhile,  Falcon 9 successfully touched down on the droneship in Atlantic.  Watch it all below. Enjoy.

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WSJ: No C19 Transmissions in Professional Outdoor Sports

The Wall Street Journal reported professional athletes did not infect each other with Covid-19 while participating in  outdoor sports such as baseball.  Oddly enough, the biggest threat to players came not from contact on the field but rather from simple activities such as eating together.  The newspaper reviewed the effectiveness of Covid-19 protocols in professional sports leagues recently and gleaned a few lessons.  The Journal reported:  

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Sunday Sermon

 Check out one of the late Dr. Frank Pollard's better sermons if you played hookey this morning.  He presented this sermon waaay back in 1991.  Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: Mail-In Voting Narratives Poorly Obscure Real Concerns

“Stories shape the way we look at and perceive the world and help us to gain a shared perspective. That is especially true in Mississippi.”

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Let the Medical Marijuana Melee Begin

A scrum broke escalated into a war as the Medical Marijuana folks entered the fight between Madison and the Secretary of State over Initiative 65.  Mayor Mary and Madison asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to declare invalid the initiative's certification on the ballot.  The defendant Secretary of State fired back in court while Medical Marijuana supporters fired their own rounds at the petitioners.  Hanging in the balance is the fate of an initiative that passed with 74% of the vote.  

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa......

 If you need a new rabbit hole, look no further than this post.  Youtube genius Thoughty2 takes a crack at the heist of the Mona Lisa.  Yes, it's true.  The famed painting was stolen a little more than 100 years ago.  It is quite an interesting story and sorry, we're not going to spoil it.  Readers will just have to watch the video.  Keep watching, there are some other rather interesting stories to follow.  One of them involves a $10 million reward that is still available. Enjoy. 

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Jim Pace, Rest in Peace

 The racing community here in Jackson and nationwide suffered a grievous loss today.  Ridgeland's Jim Pace passed away today.  He suffered one brush with death on the race track earlier this year but the incident had nothing to do with his passing.  Historic Sportscar Racing honored him on its Facebook page:

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Tate Will Fight Any Federal Lockdown Orders

 Governor Tate Reeves said he would "fight" any Biden administration attempts to shut down Mississippi's economy after some of Mr. Biden's Covid-19 advisers promoted a six-week massive national shut down.  Yahoo Finance News reported yesterday: 

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Flashback Friday

 No, this picture is not a photoshop. It is from the 1983 Black Friday edition of the Clarion-Ledger. 

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Feds Sue Pearl Landlord For Housing Discrimination

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

#116

 JPD reported a homicide took place on Magnolia Street.  There is no other information available at this time.  I turned off comments since we just had one and at this point, it is just regurgitation.  Comment under that post.

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Aftermath of a Homicide

 A homicide took place on Cox Street in Jackson this week.  Naturally someone posted a video of the aftermath of the homicide on Facebook.  Check out the video as well as the comments on the videographer's Facebook page.  It appears no one would help the police nor the victim.  No one was upset.  It was just another day in the neighborhood.  Read the comments.  They are rather um, interesting.  

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Covid-19 Closes Brandon High

 Brandon High School will close until November 30 and educate all students through virtual learning.  Brandon sent out the following email to all parents. 

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C19 Update: No ICUs Available in Jackson Area

 The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,271 cases and 17 deaths yesterday.*   The total number of cases is 130,665. The virus has caused 3,514 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 40% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 111,430 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt value is 0.82.

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Sandra Strain Seeks Late Husband's Seat

 The wife of the late Warren Strain want to take his seat on the Madison Board of Aldermen.  Sandra Strain submitted her qualifying papers and signatures to the city of Madison today. 

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Amazon Bringing 1,000 Jobs to Madison County

 The Mississippi Development Authority issued the following statement. 

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Throwback Thursday: When the Supremes Turned Mississippi Politics Upside Down

Once upon a time, legislators really did run the state government in Mississippi.  They didn't just cut the check.  They signed 'em, hired, and fired, and performed management duties as they sat on the various boards and commissions in state government.  The practice continued for nearly a hundred years until an intrepid Attorney General named Bill Allain said no.  The good ole boyz didn't like that so they decided to teach him a lesson. 

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Covid-19 Food Fight!

The Mississippi State Medical Association and Mississippi State Department of Health are having a bit of a row with Mississippi private schools over the reporting of Covid-19 cases.   

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About Those Movies You Bought......

The internet has made everything sooooo convenient.  Once upon a time, dvds filled up the house.  However, just as dvd's replace videotapes, so did streaming services replace the now-bulky dvds. It's pretty easy.  It's a rainy day and you feel like watching the first two Godfather movies. Go to Prime, purchase the movie for $16.99, and voila, it is yours,  right? Not so fast, my friend.  You don't own that copy of the movie as you would if it were a dvd.  Amazon considers the "purchase" to be a license it can revoke at any time.  The Hollywood Reporter reported: 

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Governor Gets New Spox

 Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

#115

 JPD tweeted the following statements. 

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Sollberger's Is Closing

 One hates to see this happen but Sollberger is closing. The store announced the news in an email and mailer. 

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Robert St. John: Lunch W/Jill

Check out the Crabmeat Imperial recipe posted below. 

“A man can eat his dinner without understanding exactly how it nourishes him.” – C.S. Lewis

Despite the pandemic, there are many reasons why I feel blessed these days. Almost none of those reasons have to do with worldly and/or material things. There are times in my life— actually long stretches of my life— where worldly and/or material things meant more to me than almost everything. Those are also some of the darker days in my past.

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Governor Extends C19 Order, Daughter has C19

 15 parishes under mask mandate.

Lord Protector Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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Sid Salter: Cindy Hyde-Smith Re-elected Despite Avalanche of Negative Ads

 Republican Mississippi U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is no stranger to getting her hands dirty. How else could a woman work her way from tending livestock and mucking stockyard stalls to earning a chairmanship in the Mississippi Legislature and later serving as the state’s first female Agriculture Commissioner to effective service in the U.S. Senate (again as the first Mississippi woman to hold that post)?

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Equal Time: C19 Vaccine Promise May Be Limited

 Good news swept the world this week when Pfizer announced it produced a promising Covid-19 vaccine.  However, a Cal-Berkeley scientist warned in September vaccines will fail if they rely on antibodies.  The Berkeley News reported September 9: 

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

And We Have Liftoff!

 Ok, let's put all the election crap to the side and enjoy something that has become so routine, we can forget how breathtaking it really is.  SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 last Thursday.  Sit back and appreciate the wonder of it all.

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20 Years for Killer of 2 Bikers

 A man who killed two motorcyclists on Highway 463 in 2018 will spend twenty years behind bars.  Madison County Circuit Judge John Emfinger sentenced James Devault, II Friday after he pleaded guilty to culpable negligence manslaughter.  The sentencing order states:

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Scumbag of the Day

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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The Gold Coast Stench

 Well that was an experience.  Yours truly paid a visit to the locale of the Gold Coast lagoon near Pelahatchie last night.

  

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JPD Stops One-Man Crime Spree

 JPD issued the following statement. 

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Funny of the Day

"She has stretch marks around her mouth."

It's 10:30 on Monday night and that means.........

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D.L. Gardner: The New Standard

The media declared former VP Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris winners of the election. The electoral college is the constitutional body that declares the winner through a series of meetings and declarations ending January 6, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. Seventy-plus million voters who supported President Trump have not begun rioting, burning, or looting any American cities, nor have they threatened any violence.

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Mayor Calls Out Ridgeland

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba criticized the dropping off of vagrants in Jackson by other cities.  The press conference is streamed below.

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"Turning 5 Stars into 2 Stars"

What have the folks at SEC Shorts come up with this week? 

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#113

 JPD tweeted the following statement. 

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Pfizer Reports 90% Success Rate in C19 Vaccine Trials

 Pfizer announced great progress in its Covid-19 vaccine trials.  CEO Albert Bourla stated on the company website:

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Carjacking/Armed Robbery in Belhaven

 Two hoodlums robbed a young lady at gunpoint on Arlington in Belhaven Saturday evening.   

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Four is Better than Three

 Just something cute I noticed while out and about yesterday.....

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Homeless Woman Dropped off In Fondren

 Ridgeland PD dropped off a homeless woman at the Fondren Cups parking lot yesterday.  

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He'll Take Heaven for $1,000

 Alex Trabeck passed away this morning.  He was 80 years old. 

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Sunday Morning Sermon

 It's a beautiful fall day and ooooh so tempting to skip church.   Allow <i>JJ</i> to be the enabler of that temptation.   If you can't (or won't ;-)) make it to church this morning, enjoy this classic sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard in 1991 at First Baptist Church. 

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Bill Crawford: Volunteer Joe Hulin Builds People in Distressed Kemper County

 “When one builds people, a good community will emerge,” wrote Mississippi-born author Clifton Taulbert in his wistful book “Eight Habits of the Heart.”

Good soul Bernard “Joe” Hulin is building people in rural, distressed Kemper County.

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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Madison to Hold Special Election for Alderman

 The city of Madison issued the following statement. 

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Friday, November 6, 2020

One Lost Weekend Commming Up

 Imagine being around 20 years old and partying with prime Van Halen for a whole weekend.  That actually happened in MTV's The Lost Weekend....

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Watson Answers the Queen in Med Mary Jane Fight

 Secretary of State Miguel Watson filed his response to Mayor's Mary's petition to block the certification of the Initiative 65 referendum today.  The medical marijuana initiative overwhelmingly passed Tuesday. 

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PSA

 

It runs all weekend.  Showtimes are posted below.  

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School Bars "Jesus Loves Me" from 9 Year-Old's Mask

 Lawsuit: School says no to Jesus, yes to Black Lives Matter

A Simpson County family sued  the Simpson County School District in U.S. District Court Monday after the school forced the 9 year-old daughter to stop wearing a mask that said "Jesus Loves Me." 

 

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C19 Update: Virus Doesn't Take the Day Off

The Wuhan virus didn't take the day off yesterday.  The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 967 cases and 14 deaths yesterday.   The total number of cases is 124,854. The virus has caused 3,419 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 40% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 105,839 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt value is 0.84. 

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Flashback Friday

 Today's edition of Flashback Friday travels back in time to Ole Miss.  The Clarion-Ledger published this photo and accompanying caption back in the late 1950's.  Needless to say, it would not be published today nor would such an event take place at Ole Miss.  To say it is politically incorrect is an understatement. 

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Post-Election Thread

 You guys are just dying to go at it over the election so here is your chance to do so.  Consider this post to be the post-election thread.  Fire away.

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Funny

 Just a little something for the grammar Nazis. 

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FOOD FIGHT (Early Voting Edition)

 It appears the Governor and Secretary of State have a bit of a gentlemen's disagreement over early voting.  Governor Tate Reeves announced on Facebook today he would veto any early voting legislation that came across his desk: 

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#110? Carjacker Killed

 JPD tweeted the following statement. 

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ICUs Run Short in Jackson

 Most of the hospitals in the Jackson metro area have no available ICU beds.  The Mississippi Department of Health reported on its website only St. Dominic and Merit Health Madison have available beds.  UMC is in the worst shape as it has nine patients waiting for an ICU bed. Fortunately, the problem seems to be limited to Central Mississippi. 

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Covid-19 Cases Surge

The daily reported number of new Wuhan flu cases surged to 1,612 yesterday.  The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 8 new deaths as well. The total number of cases is 123,887. The virus has caused 3,405 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 40% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 105,839 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt value is 0.83. 

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Bedwetter Alert!

 One of the more enjoyable Instagram pages is Historyphotographed.  It provides a plethora of interesting historical photos.  The proprietor of the account put up a rather simple message yesterday that encouraged people to be nice to each other after the election was over.  Unfortunately, encouraging people to be nice was deemed to be hateful and set off more than a few nutjobs.  See for yourself. 

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Post-Mortem Begins

(Read in that movie guy voice) He's bad, he's black, and he is BACK!

Local Radio Strongman KIM Waaaaaaaaaaaaade provided therapy to Republicans today on his radio show. If you couldn't listen to the show, no problem. It is posted below. Enjoy.

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Walker Avoids Prison

Dr. William Walker almost went back to prison after he failed to pay restitution yet again.  U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett revoked the former DMR Executive Director's probation for thirty days yesterday but stayed sending him back to prison if he immediately began paying $6,500 per month.

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Sid Salter: Both Parties Kicked Social Security Can Down the Road

 American voters occupied themselves during the 2020 presidential and congressional campaign cycle, talking about COVID-19, the Amy Coney Barrett nomination to the Supreme Court, national social justice strife, and an uncertain economy.

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Murder Suspect Steals Police Car While Handcuffed

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Robert St. John: Comeback

Check out the Comeback dressing recipe posted below. 

All food is regional. Whether it is an entrĂ©e such as deep-dish pizza from Chicago, a lobster roll from Maine, or a plate of jambalaya from Louisiana. Soups are also regional— clam chowder, gumbo, cioppino, and Frogmore stew. 


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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Election Night is Here!

 - Trump improves on 2016 performance in Mississippi

- CHS demolishes Espy in rematch

- Griffis returns to Supreme Court

- Medical marijuana, new state flag pass overwhelmlingly

We are going to live-blog the election results tonight.  Make all election night comments on this post. Regardless of who wins, one gets the feeling 2020 is not done with us just yet.  

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Smart!

Covid-19 Protocols? What protocols? 

 Sorry to be away from the website today.  Comcast decided to take a break this morning, or rather, the Comcast modem did.  Of course, a crown had to pop off so yours truly had to rush to the dentist  to get that fixed and then there was voting.  Nearly two hours spent waiting in line to cast that precious ballot.  Take a look at the pics below. 

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Woman Busted for (Alleged) Unemployment Benefits Fraud

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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110?

 JPD tweeted the following statements. 

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Gold Coast Fights Back

Gold Coast may be down but it's not yet out as it fought back against MDEQ's efforts to shut down the company's troublesome wastewater lagoon near Pelahatchie.

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Election Day Thread

 The Ides of voting are finally upon us.  Vote early and often today.  Consider this post to be the election day thread. Fire away. 

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Monday, November 2, 2020

Dancing With Whales

 Take a break from the cable news wars and watch Bridget Phetasy's latest Dumpster Fire for some off the wall commentary.  I mean, is there anything HannMik have said that you haven't heard before?  Try something new.  Enjoy.

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Gone!

Hinds County Administrator Jennifer Riley-Collins resigned today.  The Board of Supervisors gave her the age-old question in executive session today: resign or be terminated.  She chose resignation.  

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D.L. Gardner: What If the Left Wins?

The presidential race tops ballots filled with other candidates and issues deemed important enough to merit a vote by the people. Voters like to believe we have a voice in government. Too many times in 2020 we’ve seen candidates at the federal level along with mayors and governors exercising authority voters did not give to them. 

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LSU Goes on Trial

 The folks at SEC Shorts put LSU on trial this week.  

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Sheriff Arrests Juvies Making School Threats

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement yesterday.

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Hood Ruled 20% = 25%

 The Queen caught the Mississippi political world by surprise when she asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to block the certification of the I65 referendum that will take place Tuesday.   She claimed the Secretary of State's certification of the initiative's signatures violated the Mississippi Constitution.  The Attorney General gave cover to the certification in a 2009 opinion.  <i>JJ</i> covered the lawsuit last week.  Perhaps it's time to delve into the opinion itself.    

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Return Kenny Griffis to Supreme Court

 

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Funny

 Someone came up with an imitation of Nick Saban that sounds eerily familiar. Enjoy.

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Sunday Sermon

 The late Dr. Frank Pollard asked "Do you like where you live?" in this 1991 sermon.  If you got caught by the time change and didn't make it to church, enjoy this sermon. 

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Bill Crawford: Trump & Reeves Bear Onus for Covid-19 Deaths

 It really doesn’t matter where the COVID-19 coronavirus came from. Wherever COVID or any infectious disease comes from, it is our government’s duty to protect us from it.

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Happy Halloween

Posted below is an album that is perfect for Halloween.  The Alan Parsons Project took some Edgar Allen Poe stories and set them to music.  The album has somewhat of a Pink Floyd sound.  Such a feature should come as no surprise as Alan Parsons produced Dark Side of the Moon.  Oh, and none other than Orson Welles provided some readings.  Eat some medicinal marijuana gummy bears and enjoy.

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Twitter Banned NY Post Over Biden Articles

Twitter took a page out of 1984 and suspended the New York Post account because it didn't like some stories the newspaper published about Hunter Biden.  Facebook and other social media companies banned sharing the Post articles but none went as far as Twittter did in actually banning the newspaper.  Well, such tactics call for some good ole jackassery.  The articles are linked below.  Feel free to read to your heart's content, preferably over a drink or while eating your favorite medical marijuana gummy bear. 

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Apollo 13 Returns to the Big Screen

Apollo 13  returns to the big screen Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday at Malco and Tinseltown.  Awesome movie, awesome cast, in fact, the whole thing is just plain awesome.   Seating is limited due to you know what. Showtimes are posted below. 

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C19 Update: More of the Same

 The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 824 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 6 new deaths. The total number of cases is 120,160. The virus has caused 3,334 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 40% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 101,385 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt value is 0.91. 

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He Lived More Than Twice

 Sean Connery passed away.  Somewhere, Blofeld’s shade is finally satisfied.  

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Friday Night Fun

It's time for some good ole fashioned Friday night fun with some jackassery as practiced by the pros. Enjoy.

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Philly Fed: Mississippi Economy Almost Back to Pre-Covid19 Performance

The Philadelphia branch of the Federal Reserve Bank said Mississippi's economy led the South in rebounding to  where it was before the Covid-19 pandemic shutdowns began.   

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Old Canton Road Work Starts Monday

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Board Restricts Practice of Medicine in Mississippi

 It was too good to last.  Mississippi's access to higher-qualified out-of-state doctors will end in January.  The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure decreed yesterday that emergency licenses issued to out-of-state doctors practicing telemedicine in Mississippi will expire January 31.  

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Flashback Encore

 If someone knows the family of Bill Matlheos, the Bill of Bill's Greek Tavern fame, please let them know about this post.  I came across this pic of Mr. Bill's daughter in the newspaper when she was a kid.  I thought they might like to have it.  It's posted below.  Thanks. 

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CDC: 78% of Kids at Church Retreat Get C19

 A group of youngsters caught the Covid-19 virus at a Wisconsin church retreat last summer. One kid tested negative before arriving but managed to catch it from a relative.  The kids stayed in dorms together and didn't practice social distancing.  However, the CDC said most of the infected only had mild symptoms.   The CDC reports: 


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FOOD FIGHT!!!

One David L. Archie is going at it with WMPR and Wanda Evers.  Our favorite supervisor sued the pair in Hinds County Chancery Court after Ms. Evers banned him from WMPR premises.  

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Nature's Fury on Display

Hurricane Zeta rampaged through New Orleans and South Mississippi yesterday.  WWLTV posted on Facebook a time-lapse video that showed the hurricane's assault on the Crescent City.  Watch the video posted below. 

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And They're Off to the Race

Seven candidates will vie to replace Melvin Priester, Jr. on the Jackson City Council.  The list is posted below.

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Bill Moves to the Great Greek Tavern in the Sky

 A Jackson gem passed away recently.  Vasilios Konstantinos Matheos was his actual name but most people knew him as Bill as in Bill's Greek Tavern.  Mr. Matheos died at his home on October 11.   He led a rather colorful life.  Such people are the much-needed Tabasco sauce for every community. His obituary states:

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Shooter of Brad Sullivan Wants to Move Trial

 The shooter of Madison County Deputy Brad Sullivan wants to move his trial to another county.  

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Bar Reject Threatens to Beat Justices "Unconscious"

To say Zundria Crawford is mad at the Mississippi Supreme Court is an understatement.  Ms. Crawford failed the Mississippi bar exam in 2015.  Instead of retaking the exam, she did what comes naturally to bad lawyers: she sued and like most bad lawyers, she lost every step of the way.  Her filing have been rather colorful in nature but she really outdid herself in her latest filing.  

Here are some choice quotes from the Reject's appeal.  There is pretty crude language so don't say you weren't warned. There is also language that could be interpreted to be threatening in nature.  Enjoy

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Chief Announces Operation Unity to Fight Crime

U.S. Attorney says presser tips off criminals. 

JPD  and other law enforcement agencies are taking the fight to the bad guys in Jackson.   Chief James Davis announced the commencement of "Operation Unity" at a press conference yesterday.  

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Court Will Decide Queen's Challenge After Election

 The Queen's challenge to the I65 initiative is postponed until after Election Day next week.  The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled this afternoon:

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Idiot of the Day

There is nothing like street justice as this clown quickly discovered.

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Irony

 The Queen caught everyone by surprise when she sued to stop Initiative 65 Monday. Her petition claimed the Secretary of State improperly certified Initiative 65 when he ignored the Mississippi Constitution's requirement that each congressional district can only contribute 20% of the required signatures for an initiative.  Mississippi practically defines irony and this case is no exception.  The same Secretary of State who is forced to defend this lawsuit filed a Senate resolution in 2015 to correct the very problem the complaint addresses. 

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Robert St. John: The Community Council

 Check out the Sesame Cheese Straws recipe posted below.

The corporate vision statement of the New South Restaurant Group states, “We exist to support our co-workers, delight our guests, and serve our community.” That is the vein that runs through the core of our business. All of the decisions we make are based within that context. Will it be beneficial to our team members, our guests, and our community? It has been my experience that if we prioritize our values in this manner, the business— and the personal lives of all involved— will be better.

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Sid Salter: After the Election, Health Care Looms as the Same Irresistible Force, Immovable Object

 When the electioneering bandwagons roll back into the barn and our new leaders assume their duties – regardless of the party in power – health care remains as the immense force on the nation’s political horizon. 

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Farewell to Warren Strain

 Warren Strain passed away this morning.  The Madison Alderman and former WLBT anchor suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in December. He came home this summer after months in various hospitals. He progressed to where he could manipulate his wheelchair and feed himself.  Prayers and thoughts go to his family.  He was a friend and a great guy.  He will be sorely missed.  Warren Strain, R.I.P.  

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Lane Train Gets $25,000 Ticket

 Ole Miss Head Football Coach Lane Kiffin has never been one to keep his mouth shut and he is not about to change his ways now.  The SEC issued the following statement after he criticized the refs after Saturday's game: 

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The Queen Strikes. Checkmate for 65?

Update (11:20 AM): Supreme Court ordered SOS to respond by 5:00 PM tomorrow. 

It is always the simple things that are overlooked yet often come into play.  Such may be the case in the medical marijuana fight.  Mayor Hawkins-Butler and the City of Madison filed an emergency petition against Secretary of State Michael Watson yesterday in the Mississippi Supreme Court that seeks to declare the initiative invalid.  The 34-page petition revolves around one central point: the Secretary of State improperly certified the petition for Initiative 65 in 2019 by ignoring the Mississippi Constitution's requirement that each congressional district can only contribute 20% of the required signatures for an initiative.  It is a case of simple math.  Does 1/4 = 1/5?

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Madison Chase Ends in Jackson

 The Madison Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Another Settlement Reached in Lamar Adams Case

One more tree may fall in the Lamar Adams case.  SEC Receiver Alysson Mills asked U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves to approve a settlement with Stuart Anderson.  Mr. Anderson sold phony timber investments for Lamar Adams. 

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Bringing Hope to Neglected Children

 The Mississippi Supreme Court issued the following press release.   

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Homicide on Idlewild

 JPD issued the following statements. 

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Scary?

 What have our friends at SEC Shorts come up with this week?

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Daniel Gardner: Biden Politics but Trump Produces

Is there corruption in Washington? Is there corruption in both parties in Washington? Are career politicians among the most corrupt people in Washington? Does politics breed corruption? Do career politicians stick together and cover for the system? 

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Mississippi Wildlife Federation Accuse MDWFP Director & Ag Commish of Poaching Extravaganza

 The Mississippi Widlife Federation issued the following statement.

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Space Porn

 Spacex delivered another sixty internet satellites into orbit yesterday.  Watch the launch and the recovery of the booster below.  It's a pretty good video for the kids to watch as well. Enjoy.

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German Busted w/$200,000 Cocaine

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey 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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