Thursday, January 23, 2020

Work Continues on Jackson Zoo

Work continues on fixing up the Jackson Zoo as it prepares to reopen.  WAPT reported yesterday:

Kingfish note: Told ya.  The zoo will reopen. The Mayor invested too much of himself into this issue to allow it to remain closed.   He will beg, borrow, or steal the funds if he has to do so to reopen it (Obviously I'm speaking rhetorically.).  He never dreamed the zoo would close and every day it remains closed is a mark on his boastful words. 


Anonymous said...

Where's the contract?

Anonymous said...

The last operator begged, borrowed and STOLE. Well, misused and replaced and misused and replaced, not actually stole. But bad choice of words KF.

If you rebuild it, will they come?

Anonymous said...

In the mean time, go down to Highland Village if you wanna see some cougars.

Anonymous said...

Future headline-

"Zoo to Re-Open due to work of-hard headed narcissistic"

Anonymous said...

Too bad the "mayor" doesn't care as much about crime victims. What a joke...pathetic.

Anonymous said...

This is what is referred to as a "last gasp".

Anonymous said...

Chockway- "This is "OUR" Zoo."

Anonymous said...

At least the zoo will have free water since it's in Jackson

Anonymous said...

Anyone want to take any bets on how long it will stay open? I'm guessing the next mayor will shut it down once he sees how much it is hemorrhaging.

Anonymous said...

Nothing but rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic.

Anonymous said...

We still have to drive through that violent shithole to get to the Zoo. The risk to my family is too high. Lipstick on a pig.

Anonymous said...

Zoo will not reopen. All of the numbers do not support sustainable operation. Jackson does not have the revenue to support a loss leader attraction when the infrastructure is running a deficit.

Anonymous said...

Where did the money come from to do demolition work at a place that is flat broke...and who received that money.

Anonymous said...

It will reopen. It has to. Too much riding on it for the Mayor. But it will quietly close soon after.

Anonymous said...

Anybody notice how long the planetarium has been closed for "repairs and upgrades"?

Cynical Sam said...

This is the perception of radical.

It's been somewhat quiet on the murder front. Did the thugs run out of bullets on New Year's Eve?

Anonymous said...

@10:25, it's strange how you honkeys are all gung-ho and gun happy when you're marching around the capitol building. But, the moment you've got to drive through a predominantly black community, you're terrified.

What are you so afraid of, black people who aren't afraid of you?

Aaron Banks wears Mom pants said...

10:25 that area is almost a ghost town. What are you talking about?

Anonymous said...

1:04....I'm a white guy laughing. You are so right. There's some big talkers when they are surrounded by people who look like them.

Anonymous said...

10:25 shithole?, yes violent?, hardly

I-55 to the zoo via Woodrow Wilson is hardly a violent stretch. Black, poor and in decay for sure, but not violent. I would make that drive any day.

Anonymous said...

I never saw any advertisements for bids for any work at the zoo recently. Previous renovations were always posted in various plan rooms.

Anonymous said...

@1:04- It’s not the general population anyone fears. It’s the criminals/gang-thugs that wreak havoc and make the area unsafe. It’s the KNOWLEDGE that getting mugged, assaulted, raped, shot, etc. in Jackson and or Hinds County will bear little to no justice. Those that live in the community are scared of these SAME people. Stop making it a race issue!!! It’s a “I-don’t-give-a-fuck wannabe gangster” versus law-abiding citizen issue. That’s where the true “fear,” and more importantly, RISK, lies. It’s not worth the RISK... period!!

Anonymous said...

The interim director just said he wanted to paint the buildings so they "look clean"! WTH

Anonymous said...

Watch the documentary “Bananas and Love” and you will never again pay to go to a zoo.

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