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"

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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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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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