Saturday, October 16, 2021

Idiot of the Day (Encore Presentation)

 She is at it again.   It's only a matter of time....

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Rankin Busts Meth Bus

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.  

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D.L. Gardner: Freedom from political mandates

 Dr. Paul Elias Alexander wrote, “Twenty Steps to End the Madness,” in the Brownstone Institute last month. He began, “Lockdowns, school closures, mask mandates, and all of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictive policies societies were subjected to over the last 18 to 19 months have all failed catastrophically. Governments did devastating things to their societies with illogical, unscientific, and unsound policies that will take decades to recover from. The costs have been staggering in terms of damage to mental health of populations, the consequential rise in hunger and poverty, the crushing effects on economies, the loss of education, escalated costs to healthcare and the delayed and cancelled care for non-Covid illnesses, and the impact on crime. Tens if not hundreds of thousands (and potentially millions) were denied treatment for other medical conditions.”

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Hog Wild at the Zoo

 Some Red River Hogs did a little jailbreak last summer  WLBT reported:

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Firing Line Tonight

 Tonight on the firing line, we have this 2018 debate between two provocateurs. On the right: conservative celebre Candace Owens, on the left: progressive comedian Russell Brand.  The fireworks went off several times, but all in all, it was a pretty good debate. Enjoy.

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Feel Like Having an Old Friend for Dinner?

 An oldie but goodie returns to the big screen next week.

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Ted Rall: Democrats Share the Blame for Afghanistan

 President Joe Biden is taking heat from Democrats, not for his decision to withdraw from Afghanistan -- that's popular -- but for his haphazard pullout that, self-serving Rumsfeldian "stuff happens," "wars end messily" platitudes aside, could have been executed more efficiently. They blame George W. Bush for starting America's longest war, arguing that what he began inexorably led to our most shocking military defeat and its humiliating aftermath.

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Flashback Friday

 This 1994 Clarion – Ledger article aged really well.

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Moonstruck

 Jackson is shooting for the stars as it rebuilds the planetarium. WBT reported:

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Get Back!

 It appears we are in for a real treat come five weeks from now.

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Ben Shapiro: Nation in the Bubble

 This week, the Biden administration received just the latest slap in the face from cruel reality: An economic report showing just 194,000 jobs added in the month of September, short of the 500,000 jobs forecast by most economists. The unemployment rate dived to 4.8% from 5.2% -- not as a result of job gains, but as a result of more and more Americans dumping out of the work force. Meanwhile, inflation continued to pick up steam, with domestic labor shortages exacerbating supply-chain bottlenecks. 

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Coming Soon!

 Podcasting is coming to Jackson Jambalaya. JJ is pleased to announce The Jambalaya with The Kingfish begins next week.

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Former Vol Fire Dept Chief Arrested for Embezzlement

  State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement.

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AG Goes after Kenny Wayne & Former CMU Cronies

The Attorney General sued several former CMU officials and commissioners as well as the surety bond company  for repayment of misspent funds yesterday and Hinds County Chancery Court. The complaint was filed more than three years after State Auditor Shad White issued the demands for the funds. JJ uncovered, investigated, and reported the illegal spending.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Coming Soon!

 HBO dropped the trailer for season 11 of Curb Your Enthusiasm today. Enjoy.

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We Report, You Decide

"Your effeminacy is offensive."

A video popped up showing several Fondren street preachers in action. Is their preaching an exercise of freedom of religion or disturbing the peace? We report, you decide.

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Preacher Killer Accomplice Gets 40 Years

 Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement. 

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Robert St. John: It's A Tough Job But Somebody’s Got To Chew It

 PETROGNANO-SEMIFONTE, TUSCANY— The first tour I ever led was seven years ago. My friend, Andy Wiest, a history professor and war historian at the University of Southern Mississippi, and I created a tour we called Battlefields and Baguettes. We toured London, Belgium, Normandy, and Paris with a group. Wiest led our group through battlegrounds, museums, and WWI and WWII cemeteries during the day, and I took them to local cafes and brasseries in the evening. It was a blast. 

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Sid Salter: Mississippi abortion case seen as litmus test of Supreme Court in post-Ginsburg era

 Both pro-life and pro-choice Americans focus on a Mississippi abortion rights case that will be the first such case before the Supreme Court since the perceived philosophical stance of the court changed with the 2020 death of liberal Associate Justice Ruth Bade Ginsburg.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Dan Berger: New Rules

 The conventional wisdom that has pervaded the wine-loving community for the last several decades could very well be updated by newer rules that make more sense.

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State Auditor Demands Over $77 Million Repayment

Favre Demand: $828,000

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Update on Capitol Street Shootout

 Some buildings were hit during the shootout on Capitol Street last night. 

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Bookkeeper Flips in Nancy New Case

Former MCEC bookkeeper Ann McGrew pleaded guilty to one count of making fraudulent statements yesterday in Hinds County Circuit Court.

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Capitol Street Shootout

 More barbarism spilled over into downtown Jackson as a shootout took place on Capitol Street shortly after 10 pm. 

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Monday, October 11, 2021

City to Rescue Group: Kill 'Em All

 Things aren't looking too good for canines at the Jackson dog pound.  Jackson Friends of the Animal Shelter posted on Facebook: 

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Street Preacher Sues After Amphitheatre Arrest

 A street preacher sued the city of Brandon in federal court last week after he was convicted of violating an ordinance prohibiting protests outside of a designated area at Quarry Park. The park is the site of the Brandon amphitheater.

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Medic!

 Who would possibly need an ambulance after Saturday night?

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Child molester sentenced to 35 years in prison

 District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement.

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

No Comment!

Well, well, well. Look what Credell Calhoun has been up to lately.

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Idiot of the Day

 What could possibly go wrong?

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Sunday Morning Sermon

Missed church this morning?  Enjoy this 1993 sermon presented by one of the best preachers to ever grace Jackson.  

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Bill Crawford: Medicaid expansion better than tax cuts to lift state

 Despite politicians’ promises over the years to make things better, Mississippi remains a bottom-ranked, low-income state with a high poverty rate. 

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Ag Commish Headlines Vaccine Rights Rally Today

 A rally for vaccine rights will be held downtown today: 

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Coming Soon

 The curtains are about to go up at the Capri Theatre: 

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Into the S*****r

 Is doomsday here for Jackson's sewer system?  WLBT reported: 

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Friday, October 8, 2021

A Garbage Pickup in Every Pot

 Mr. Stokes has a few ideas as to what to do about sanitation fees. 

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Get the Shot!

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Note from Management

 JJ will be delayed until after lunch. 

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

David L. Goes to War

 The civil war raging between among the Hinds County supervisors continued today in Hinds County Circuit Court as District 2 Supervisor David L. Archie filed a notice if appeal. 

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Ben Shapiro: What if 'Polarization' Isn't the Big Problem?

 This week, the University of Virginia Center for Politics released a poll surveying Americans' feelings about their political opponents. According to the poll, 80% of Biden voters and 84% of Trump voters believed that elected officials of the opposite party present a "clear and present danger to American democracy"; 78% of Biden voters believed that the Republican Party wanted to eliminate the influence of "progressive values" in American life, while 87% of Trump voters believed that the Democrats wanted to eliminate "traditional values"; 75% of Biden voters and 78% of Trump voters believed that the opposing party's supporters were a "clear and present danger to the American way of life." 

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Huntin' with Lynn

Coming soon: The Lynn Fitch fund-raising tour to a burb near you.

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More Drips

Drip, drip, drip.  More evidence appeared that suggests American and Chinese scientists were trying to create a new coronavirus. National Review reported:

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This is Fire Prevention Week

 Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney issued the following statement. 

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Food Fight!!! (Downtown Edition)

 An adult establishment will be setting up camp on Capitol Street but don't expect the neighbors to welcome it with open arms.  One Capitol Street resident expressed his frustration on Facebook:

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Shots Fired by East County Line Road

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Attempted Carjacking in Belhaven

 There was an attempted car jacking on Poplar and Hazel last night in Jackson around 9:15 p.m. The boyfriend of female victim thwarted it and chased the bad guys north on Hazel.

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David L. Speaks!

 Hinds County Supervisor David L. Archie called in to the Richie and Hazz show and as usual, he did not disappoint. Start at 33:00. Enjoy. 

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Robert St. John: A Birthday to Remember

 PETROGNANO-SEMIFONTE, TUSCANY— My mother used to speak disparagingly of grown men who kept changing careers later in life. Even as a kid, I never agreed with that. It seemed— and still seems— to me that, when it comes to an occupation, one should do whatever makes one feel happy, fulfilled, and successful. I have been blessed to have worked in the same career for over 40 years. I love the restaurant business. I never plan to retire and could never see myself doing anything else for my primary vocation.

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Sid Salter: Biden plan to force banks to data mine for the IRS ignores years of budget cuts

 A dozen or so years ago, Congress began systematically cutting the budget of the Internal Revenue Service, the federal government agency that collects taxes.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Equal Time: The Shot v. Natural Immunity

 Dr. Stacey Klutts addressed the question of whether natural immunity was superior to the covid-19 vaccine in this August 15 Facebook post.  He is the Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Service for the Central Iowa VA Healthcare System.  He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology and Clinical Microbiology at the University of Iowa. 

Hello everyone! In the course of the overwhelming response to my post and column, I have had one question come up over and over again. Summarizing the various versions, it is basically this:
"If I had COVID-19 previously, why do I need to get vaccinated? Doesn't my natural immunity cover me?"

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Dan Berger: Wine Waiters

 As we resume dining out, a few things might've changed during the pandemic shutdowns and one of them is wine service.

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Classy!

What will the fortune of East County Line Road be? 

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School Choice and School Quality

 Dr. Lisa Karmacharya, Executive Director of Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, penned this guest column.

 After several iterations of charter related law, the Mississippi Legislature enacted the Mississippi Charter Schools Act of 2013, which established a charter school oversight board to authorize high-quality charter schools that expand opportunities for underserved students and increase access to excellent public schools.

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More Homicides

 JPD issued the following statements. 

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Woman Arrested for Stimulus Fraud

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement.  

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Monday, October 4, 2021

Former Sheriff Indicted

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Michael Barone: Biden Policies Need Better Arguments Than 'Orange Man Bad'

 "First you win the argument, then you win the vote." That advice from Margaret Thatcher has been ignored by President Joe Biden and Democratic Party leaders to their detriment. 

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Audit Uncovers Sweet Deal at DHS

 Uncle Hushpuppy may have some explaining to do in the DHS scandal. WLBT reported: 

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Diabetes Drug Shows Promise as Heart Failure Treatment

UMC issued the following article authored by Karen Bascom. 

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Lame Train Derailed

The folks at SEC Shorts went to the principal's office in their latest video.

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Federal Magistrate Passes Away

The U.S. District Court of Southern Mississippi issued the following statement.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy the late Dr. Frank Pollard's 1993 sermon.  

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Bill Crawford: Patriotic politicians find common ground

 Hey all you politicians, both state and federal. How about making an honest effort to find common ground with each other? That’s what true patriots who honor the U.S. Constitution are supposed to do.

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Sunrise

 Sunrise at the Rez this morning  Monet, eat your heart out.  ;-)

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D.L. Gardner: It's time to end the panic-demic

They have lied to us, made us sicker, killed us, and ruined lives. They have divided us, restricted us, and made us afraid. “They” are governmental and institutional policy-makers, Big Pharma, and media. 

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Audit Questions $69 Million DHS Spending

 An independent audit of  TANF spending at DHS reported questionable spending of $69 million under the regime of former Executive Director John Davis. 

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Friday, October 1, 2021

No Mercy

 Season 4 of Cobra Kai is just around the corner and Netflix was kind enough to drop a trailer. Enjoy. 

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Salena Zito: Life Along The Border Collapses

 Take all of the imagery you have seen of the over 14,000 Haitian migrants camped under an international bridge in the small Texas border town of Del Rio and add the complications of disease, public excrement, unbearable heat and heightened frustrations. It has led to violence that has injured Border Patrol officers. 

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Flashback Friday

 Yours truly thought it might be cool to post the Clarion-Ledger articles of the fatal demise of Bonnie and Clyde in today's edition of Flashback Friday after watching The Highwaymen this week.  

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Boosters Now Available

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Bigger Pie Forum: Grand Gulf Report Card for Affordable and Reliable Electricity — F

 When it comes down to the essentials for living, affordable and reliable electricity would be close to the top of most people’s list. Mississippi could have more affordable and more reliable electricity if the utility monopolies were more concerned for their customers rather than their shareholders. Case in point – the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant.

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Garbage Fees Going Up

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Child Rapist Gets 40 Years

The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Governor Appoints Rankin County Court Judge

 Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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Settled!

Waste Management will continue to provide sanitation services to the city of Jackson for another six months after the Jackson City Council and Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba avoided nuclear war today.

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Archie Arrested!

 Hinds County District 2 Supervisor David L. Archie was arrested this morning during a meeting of the Board of Supervisors after he destroyed several partitions and other sections of the boardroom.

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Learn More About MPACT

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 Q&A with Treasurer David McRae | MPACT: Is it right for my family?

Earlier this month, your State Treasury re-opened enrollment for the Mississippi Prepaid College Tuition program – or MPACT. Because of strong market growth and a new investment strategy, we were able to open without the typical annual rate increase, giving families another year to lock in. But what is this program? How does it work? And how do you know if it’s right for your family? These are questions I get often, so let me take a stab at answering them for you now.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Drip, Drip, Drip

 The lab leak rabbit hole keeps getting deeper and deeper. 

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Bond Lowered for Street Preachers

Judge Jess Dickinson lowered the appeal bonds from $500,000 to $5,000 for two street preachers convicted of simple assault in Jackson Municipal Court last week. 

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Chase Ends in Flowood

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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Robert St. John: Honor Your Hometown

 Grab a broom and a dustpan because I am about to drop some names. My friend Marty Stuart, country music legend, multi-instrumentalist, curator, fellow Mississippian, and all-around great guy, and his friend Ken Burns the world’s finest documentarian— alive or dead— are supporting a project called Honor Your Hometown. I was honored to have been chosen to honor my hometown in a short video clip.

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Sid Salter: Legislature headed to medical marijuana vote, but initiative process fix a longer shot

Sources in both the Mississippi Senate and House spoke publicly in recent days to their belief that a compromise has been reached between the two chambers on a medical marijuana statute that will salvage much of what was lost when state voters overwhelmingly approved a medical marijuana voter initiative only to see it overturned by the Mississippi Supreme Court. Gov. Tate Reeves still has the final say on issuing a special session call.

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Waaaahhhh!

 Posted on social media yesterday:

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The Return of the Kim

 Radio Strongman KIM Waaaaaaaaaaaaaade returns to WYAB Monday at 4:07 PM.  This gonna be good, write it in blood. 

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Michael Barone: Hillary Clinton Should Apologize for the Biggest Political Hoax Since Titus Oates

 It's the biggest political hoax since Titus Oates's allegations of a "Popish Plot" to assassinate King Charles II in 1678. Oates's charge of a Jesuit conspiracy swept through London and led to the execution of four innocent men before Oates was proved a fraud. 

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To Boost or not to Boost

  Dr. Stacey Klutts penned the following recommendation on booster shots on his public Facebook page (September 10).  Dr. Klutts is the Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Service for the Central Iowa VA Healthcare System.  He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology and Clinical Microbiology at the University of Iowa. 

Booster shots.  I might be stepping into a pit of snakes here, as this topic is a bit controversial.  However, there's a lot of interest, so here's where we are from my perspective... 

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Extra, Extra! Mary Jane Bill is Here! Read all About it!

 Here is a homework assignment for the JJ readers.  Posted below is the 144-page draft of the medical marijuana bill.  Feel free to dig into it and post your observations in the comments section. 

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Socrates Amps it up

 Socrates Soprano is going hard on the airwaves of Jackson for his garbage contract.  Check out one ad posted below. 

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Trash Talk: It's War

 The Jackson City Council sued Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Waste Management in Hinds County Chancery Court today.  The case is assigned to Chancellor Tiffany Grove.  

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Street Preachers Sentenced (Updated)

Jackson Municipal Court Judge Jeff Reynolds, sentenced Allan Grant Siders and Bryan Peden on September 21 for simple assault against Matthew Camp. 

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Socrates gets $750,000 "Mobilization Fee"

 if contract approved

Posted below is the contract for the Socrates Soprano Crew.  The highlights are:

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Moving on up!

 It's that time of the week for another edition of SEC Shorts.  What will the topic be this week?

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Making Money off Making 'em Mad

 It may be a surprise to some readers but Facebook profits off of stirring things up.  Bill Maher and Big Tech critic Tristan Harris discussed how the social media monopolist foments cultural civil war with nary a consequence. 

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Sunday Morning Sermon

 Couldn't make it to church this morning?  No problem as the wonder of Youtube brings church to you. Enjoy this 1993 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard.  

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Bill Crawford: Teacher pay increases alone not enough

Ever since Gov. Tate Reeves changed course during his 2019 election campaign and proposed major pay increases for teachers, those teachers have been watching for state Republican leaders to deliver.

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

The Spice Will Flow

 October 22 approacheth.   A new Dune trailer dropped in China  Enjoy.  

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Surprise!

 And Soc plays the race card.  WLBT reported:

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D.L. Gardner: Law & Order Medicine

The Covid-19 pandemic has raised a lot of serious questions with very few scientific answers in spite of public admonitions to “follow the science.” One is not likely to find the science, much less follow it in corporate news sources. Unbeknownst to many of us, scientists are battling behind the scenes over some of the most basic suppositions media have reported as “science” or facts. What if these basic suppositions are neither science nor facts? 

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Lying Lumumba at it Again

 Well, well, well.  Hizzoner said he knew nothing about anymore discussions with Waste Management, right?

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Surprise: Test Scores Fall

 The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.

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Making Sausage: Mary Jane Edition

 The Solons in the Legislature met this week to hammer out a medical marijuana bill. A summary is posted below.  Toke up and enjoy. 

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Dan Berger: Dealing with Alcohol

 Look at the label on any bottle of wine, and you'll see how much alcohol it has. Except for some very rare examples, the law requires it.

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Suspected Conwoman Arrested

 Brittney Haynes has been quite the busy little bee in Rankin and Madison County’s as she has become quite acquainted with law- enforcement in 2021.

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MDOC Probation Officer Indicted for Embezzlement

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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The Clown is Back!

 He just can't help himself. Carlos is clowning yet again. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported:

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Food Fight!!!

 We have us a case of dueling press releases regarding the garbage gunfight.  Jackson City Council President Virgi Lindsay issued the following statement: 

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Bill Fitch Passes

 Bill Fitch passed away.  He was the father of Attorney General Lynn Fitch. 

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Archie Manning: Vaccines Work

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Trash Tantrum

The Jackson City Council voted to hire the Bradley Arant law firm for advice on the Jackson garbage contract.  The City Council also voted to rescind Mayor Lumumba's emergency declaration.  The video  is posted below.  Watch the second half of the video. 

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Robert St. John: Julia

 It’s been a little over a year since Julia Reed was taken from us— much too soon— after a long, sometimes public, always brave battle with cancer. I can’t remember the first time I met Julia. It was either at a party in her French Quarter home on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, or at a party in her apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. I do know that it was at one of her parties. Hell, Julia’s entire life was a party, and I mean that in the most doting sense. 

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Sid Salter: Legislative redistricting remains an intensely political, intensely partisan exercise

 With Census data compiled, state legislatures across the country are engaged in the intensely political, intensely partisan exercise of legislative redistricting for both congressional districts and state legislative districts.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Bell Tolls in Chicago

Metallica + surprise show at The Metro + $20 ticket  = Greatness

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Garbage Time in Jackson

 WLBT's Anthony Warren uncovered some more info in the food fight between Mayor Lumumba and Waste Management. Read the story.  It's a good one. 

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Coming Soon

 We got us an Amazon coming to MadisonCounty. While the press rah-rah's Amazon, Breaking Points looks at the company in a slightly different light. 

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WYAB Friday

 The Kingfish and the AWM Clay Edwards subbed for KIM Waaaaaaade Friday.  Feel free to torture your ears by clicking on the show below. 

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Paradis Comes to UMMC

 UMMC issued the following statement.

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Crisler Throws Vance Under the Bus

 Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance was still warm in the grave before interim Sheriff Marshand Crisler starting blaming the late Sheriff for his own problems. Exhibit 1: Supervisors started directing jail operations.  JJ reported Friday: 

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Michael Barone: California Voters Get What They Deserve

 The nation's largest state has just voted in an election triggered by one of the nation's weirdest recall processes, and the results have come out just about where they've been before.

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Who is Strong-Arming Whom?

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba claimed Waste Management was trying to "strong-arm" Jackson in garbage contract negotiations. Check out this letter:

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After Further Review

SEC Shorts might have hit too close to home for Mississippi State Bulldogs this week.  

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Equal Time: Delta & Vaccines

 Dr. Stacey Klutts penned the following explanation on how vaccines affect the Delta variant on his public Facebook page.  Dr. Klutts is the Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Service for the Central Iowa VA Healthcare System.  He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology and Clinical Microbiology at the University of Iowa. 

It's been a while since I weighed in on anything related to SARS-CoV-2/COVID. I see many posts describing the 'on the ground' impact of the Delta variant with desperate pleas for people to get vaccinated and wear masks. I couldn't agree more with these sentiments, but I will take a bit of a different educational approach. I am in a unique position to report on what is going on with the virus itself and how it interacts with the vaccines. I'm currently the Special Assistant to the National Director of Pathology and Lab Medicine for the entire VA system, with a specific role in advising on elements of COVID testing for the system. As such, I have a front row seat to all of the latest data, as we have to use those data in making our national policy decisions. So, here are a few important points about the Delta variant that may be of acute interest along with some education and salient points about the vaccines. I'll do my best to stitch this all together to where it makes some sense:

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Hotel Homicide

 JPD issued the following statement. 

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Show Uncle Joe What Ya Got

 Uncle Joe wants to look at your bank account whenever he wants to do so.  Why?  Because he wants to protect you from the rich folks.  WFAA reported:

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

WYAB Thursday

The Kingfish subbed for Kim Waaaade Thursday. The special guest in the first hour was retired WAPT Assignment Editor John Parker. The show is posted below. Enjoy.

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Sunday Sermon

What is the mission of the church, asked the late Dr. Frank Pollard in this 1993 sermon.  If you didn't make it to church this morning, consider this the remedial sermon.  :-)

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Bill Crawford: What's our Governor up to Now?

 “The President has no authority to require that Americans inject themselves because of their employment at a private business,” Gov. Tate Reeves said. “The vaccine itself is life-saving, but this unconstitutional move is terrifying. This is still America, and we still believe in freedom from tyrants.”

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

D.L. Gardner: What's going on in Washington?

What in the world is going on? September 11, 2001, was one of those days that changed the world. September 11, 2021, the world looked to the future. 

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There is a Ruckus Among Us

 Who needs Saturday Morning wrasslin' when we have the River City.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Mayor Declares Emergency, Accuses Waste Management of Trying to "Strong-Arm" Jackson

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement and order,  

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No Comment!

 Mayor Destroya didn't like it when a constituent dared to insult her in public:

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Biden Admin to Cut Monoclonal Antibody Shipments to Mississippi

Admin seizes control, will ration treatments 

The Biden Administration will cut monoclonal antibody treatments to Mississippi, citing a shortage. Politico reported:

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Who is the Sheriff?

 What the heck is going on at the Hinds County jail?

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Salena Zito:Brother of Fallen Firefighter Made It His Mission To Take Care of Those Who Serve Us

SHANKSVILLE, Pennsylvania -- The first thing you notice about Frank Siller is the resolve in his mission. Each step he takes along Shanksville Road on the outskirts of this Somerset County town is done with purpose. 

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Rez Water/Sewer Rates Going up 20%

 The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District issued the following statement.

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Rosebud

 One of the greatest movies ever made comes to the big screen next week.  

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Crumbling Away

 Surprise, surprise.  The Eudora Welty continues to crumble while the city studies away.  WLBT's Anthony Warren reported: 

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Governor Addresses Teacher Shortage

 Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Flowood Don't Play

 The Flowood Police Department posted the following message on Facebook.

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Some Youngsters Need Your Help

 The youngsters at Chateau Ridgeland need your help for a Roaring 20's party:

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Facebook for Thee & Facebook for Me

 It appears Facebook has two sets of rules.  One set for the unwashed masses and another for the beautiful people.  The Wall Street Journal reported Monday:

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Robert St. John: Steak Night

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I had a very long, storied, and notorious college career but I ended up right back where I was born, in Hattiesburg as a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. I started my freshman year at Mississippi State University way back in 1979. In between Mississippi State and Southern Miss, I attended William Carey University, Belhaven College, Hinds Junior College, Jones Junior College, and the Chemical Dependency Unit at Baptist Hospital in Jackson (which is where— at 21-years old— I finally straightened my life out and got serious about school). I didn’t graduate with flying colors at Baptist Hospital, but something “took” as I’ve been clean and sober ever since. Most of my major coursework after that was done at the University of Southern Mississippi, where I received my bachelor’s degree, 21 years after my college career began.

 

There are five lessons in there, kids:

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Sid Salter: Reckoning eludes final surviving member of the Carl Parker family in Quitman County

 Randall Scott Parker is finally, mercifully at peace and a family circle violently broken 31 years ago is once again unbroken.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Equal Time: Masks

 This little tweet might stir things up on the masking front.  

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Cleveland Students Arrested for Food Protest

 Fed up with not being properly fed, some Cleveland Central High School students protested over the food served in the cafeteria.. Unfortunately, the school had other ideas and arrested two students while suspending eight others.  

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Remembering 9/11

 Although it's been twenty years, we still remember the terrorist attacks that took place on that horrific day. Posted below are two videos of the attack on the second tower from ground level.  Warning: It's hard to watch.  

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#104 & #105

Another homicide took place by the Family Dollar Store on University Boulevard. WJTV reported:

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September is Life Insurance Month

 Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney issued the following statement. 

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Michael Barone: What Will Feminization of America Look Like?

 Are we witnessing the feminization of America? And if so, is that a good or bad thing, or is it, like so many quiet but ineluctable trends, a combination of the two?

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The Plot Thickens

 The plot thickens in the Keyshia Sanders mystery.  The Clarion-Ledger's Lee Sanderlin engaged in some shoe-leather reporting and reported some new information:

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Wait, Come Back, You Just Got Here

Texas is learning the eyes of SEC Shorts are upon you.

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Time to Get Egg-cited

 The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce issued the following statement. 

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Equal Time: Meet the Weinsteins

 The Weinsteins appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience to discuss what else but the antiviral drug Ivermectin, leaky vaccines, and the rise of the Covid variants.  

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Serving & Protecting

 Apparently our interim Sheriff thought the JSU band might need some additional protection.

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Sunday Sermon

What does it mean to be ready? The late Dr. Frank Pollard pondered this question in this 1992 sermon as he preached from Luke 49: 26-33; 50: 24-26. Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: If We Plug Them in, Will They Power Up?

 “Many automakers have detailed plans to electrify large portions of their fleets over the next decade, with some announcing goals for fully electrified lineups within five years,” reports Consumer Reports. 

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

He Might be a Varsity Athlete

 HBO dropped a new trailer for a certain prequel set in New Jersey. Enjoy. 

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Remembering 9/11

It's been 20 years since 9/11.  The transcript of the conversation between Flight 93 passenger Todd Beamer and an Airfone operator says it all:

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D.L. Gardner: 911 is not About Politics

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of 911, Americans have witnessed what would have been completely unbelievable twenty years ago. Our President, military, and intelligence agencies lost a war to the Taliban and forfeited the nation of Afghanistan along with $85 billion of the latest technological weaponry to the very Islamic terrorist organizations that perpetrated 911.

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Back from the Brink

 Kim Wade is on the mend.  He is still hospitalized but yours truly spoke to him this morning.  Yes, spoke. Good job.  

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Friday, September 10, 2021

RSS Passes Away

 Former Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith passed away this afternoon.  He was severely injured an automobile accident last week.  

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Med Board Cracks Down on Covid-19 "Misinformation"

 The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure issued the following statement. 

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The Return of the Goblin King

 The Goblin King returns to the big screen next week. 

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Salena Zito: The Negligence of Joe Biden

 Last Thursday, Aug. 26, at 6:00 p.m. in Kabul, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest as American troops at Abbey Gate were processing entrants to Hamid Karzai International Airport. Nearly 200 people died at that horrific moment, including 13 U.S. service members. 

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Back to School & Back to Saving

This sponsored post was authored by State Treasurer David McRae.  

With each new school year, our family falls into new habits. We figure out new breakfast routines, new drop-off routines, new afterschool activity routines. It takes a bit of adjustment in the beginning, but soon enough it’s second nature. For many families, I think that’s similar to how they feel when they begin seriously saving for their child’s college. It takes a little adjusting, but once you make it a habit, it’s second nature. 

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Biden Orders Workers to Get the Shots

President Joe Biden will require businesses with over 100 employees to require their workers to get a Covid-19 vaccine.  The Wall Street Journal reported: 

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#103

 JPD issued the following statement. 

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War of the Fitches Continues Today

AG tries to use DHS report in family court fight, intercepts all letters from stepmom to husband

The War of the Fitches continues today in a Marshall County Courtroom  at 10 AM as Attorney General Lynn Fitch and her sister battle their stepmother over the right to control the life of their father, Bill Fitch. 

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Robert St. John: Friends

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 I am a regular. Always have been, always will be.

If I am in town, I regularly eat breakfast at 7:00 AM at table number 19 in our breakfast-lunch café, The Midtowner. I am here every morning along with the usual cast of morning regulars. Restaurant concepts such as these thrive on regular customers. Some come in every other morning, others on weekends only, several are here every morning. I am in the latter group.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Power of the Shower

 The Kingfish subbed for Kim Wade on WYAB Tuesday.  Instead of pontificating for two hours, yours truly hosted Mary Ann Kirby of Shower Power.  Shower Power is a group of volunteers who help the homeless in downtown Jackson every Friday.  Facebook page.  JJ could tell you about Shower Power's mission but that would spoil the fun of listening to the radio show posted below.  Enjoy. 

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Give a Rose to Your Neighbor

 Today is Good Neighbor Day at Greenbrook Flowers.  Pick up a dozen roses for free and share the love. 

Greenbrook owner Gwen Dearman has roses for you


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No Jail for Greta

 Special Circuit Judge Forrest Johnson sentenced Greta Brown-Bully to serve ten years in prison but suspended 8 years of the sentence and placed her under house arrest for two years.   She pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of panhandler Larry "Caveman" Lee in Hinds County Circuit Court.  She is the daughter of Hinds County Constable John Brown.

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Sid Salter: Breakthrough Cases: Get the Shot, Mask Up, & You Will Still be at Covid Risk

  This weekend, I completed my 10-day Covid-19 Delta Variant quarantine period. My wife and I both were diagnosed with so-called “breakthrough cases” of the virus.

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State Fair Adds New Attractions

 Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 

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Bully to Plead Guilty to Manslaughter

 Greta Brown Bully will plead guilty to manslaughter in the death of Larry "Caveman" Lee in Hinds County Circuit Court. The killing took place in the parking lot of her liquor store, the Toast & Sip, on Medgar Evers Boulevard on April 24, 2020.  Ms. Brown-Bully also owns Bully's Restaurant with her husband and is the daughter of Hinds County Constable John Brown.  She faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.  

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Dan Berger: Wine & Grilled Food

 End-of-summer patio parties call for tossing steaks onto coals. And choosing the right wines for such fare seems simple enough -- dark reds to go with grilled meats.

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Last Call for JJ's Annual Fundraiser

This is the last call for JJ's annual fund-raising drive.   Thank you very much for your support of Jackson Jambalaya and reading the blog over the years. We've come a long way since we started up in 2007. This blog couldn't have gotten as far as it has without support from the readers. You've donated money, provided tips, and helped when it was needed.

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Former Hinds County Attorney Suspended

 The Mississippi Supreme Court suspended Former Hinds County Attorney Martin Perkins from the practice of law for six months on September 1.*

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MHP Reports 6 Fatalities Over Holiday Weekend

 The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement. 

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Unbelievable

 Notice anything missing from these editions of the Clarion-Ledger

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Monday, September 6, 2021

Blind Spots? What Blind Spots?

 It's that time of year and SEC Shorts continues to deliver.  Check out their first video of the college football season. 

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101

 JPD issued the following statement. 

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Comparing the Pandemics

National Review's Jim Geraghty reports the Delta variant of Covid-19 surges in Massachusetts even though it is one of the highest-vaccinated states in America.  Mississippi should be so  lucky as to suffer the Bay State's Covid problems.  Mr. Geraghty writes: 

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Interstate Blocked Near Madison

 The Madison Police Department issued the following statement. 

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How to Live Smarter

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached on how to live smarter in this 1993 sermon.  Tis a question that has troubled many a person.  If you are enjoying a lazy Labor Day weekend, pour some scripture and enjoy the sermon.

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Bill Crawford: Numbers and FDA Approvals Make Case for Mandates

 The numbers showed 2,469 of the 2,510 Mississippians who died of Covid between January 1 and August 4, 2021, had not been vaccinated. That’s 98%.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021

No Comment!

 Just another Friday night in Jackson.  What could go wrong?

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FEMA Aid for Ida Victims

 FEMA is issuing $500 payments to Hurricane Ida victims. Go to the FEMA disaster assistance website and submit the application. The application takes about 20 minutes to complete.  If the application is rejected, do not despair.  FEMA has been reversing denials within a day. 

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D.L. Gardner: America has Finally Fallen

It all started long before we thought it started. Why did they hate us so much that they would cross many lands and oceans to attack and kill us? Hate and fear are driving the world insane. 

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Jackson Breaks 100.... Quicker than Ever

 Jackson suffered its 100th homicide last night for the second year in a row.  There were only 82 homicides a year ago.  WLBT reported: 

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Michael Barone: Biden is no Jimmy Carter

 "The worst president since Jimmy Carter."

    You see a lot of that sort of thing if you regularly read conservative commentary, as I do. But as a conservative writer, I think it's unfair to the 39th president. I think it's time to say some good words for Carter. And if some of his accomplishments provide stark contrasts with his only-18-years-younger successor President Joe Biden, well, draw your own conclusions.

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UMC Increases Monoclonal Treatment Hours

 UMC issued the following statement.

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Sickening

 Nursing home evacuees were literally packed into a warehouse, yes, warehouse, in Independence, La.* Four patients died. Warehouse workers barred he Louisiana Department of Health employees from entering the warehouse.  WWL-TV reported:

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Should State Place Limits on Gas During Recovery?

I drove to Hammond yesterday to deliver ice and dry ice to a friend who desperately needed it.  The drive itself was uneventful but yours truly made several observations while smelling the sweet smell of fresh-cut pine only the smell wasn't so sweet when one remembers why it was cut. 

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No Comment

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Ida Destroys the Oak Alley

 Historic Oak Alley Plantation took a beating during Hurricane Ida. The building survived but those oaks, oh those magnificent oaks.  See for yourself. 

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Governor Names New Chief

 Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Salena Zito: The Restorative Power of the American People

 LEBANON, Kansas -- There is something uplifting about standing in the center point of the United States of America. It evokes a sense that is both spiritual and patriotic, particularly if you reach this point having traveled on both sides of the monument that marks the spot. 

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Clarion-Ledger "Reports" on The War of the Fitches

 Well, well, well.  The Clarion-Ledger's "investigative reporter" Lee Sanderlin reported on Attorney General Lynn Fitch's efforts to keep her step-mother away from her father.  Mr. Sanderlin "reported" today: 

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Dr. Dobbs Speaks

He is the most respected and most hated man in Mississippi, even after the Governor. His name is Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Mississippi's State Health Officer.  No one has probably affected Mississippians' daily live than the State Health Officer.  Y'all Politics managed to garner Dr. Dobbs for a  35-minute interview (posted below). 

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Kim Wade Fights Back

 Kim Wade's family issued the following statement. 

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Former D.A. Injured in Wreck

 Former Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith was severely injured in a wreck last night. 

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Carjackers Busted

 The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Rogan Got the Covid

 Joe Rogan announced he is suffering from the 'rona: 

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Help is on the Way

 The federal government is throwing its mighty resources behind an effort to fix a problem that has bedeviled us for years.  The Wall Street Journal reported: 

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Covid-19 Briefing

 The Mississippi State Department of Health is holding its weekly Covid-19 press conference.  It is live-streamed below.

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Firefighters Deploy to Louisiana

 Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney issued the following statement.

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Devastation

 Hurricane Ida turned a thriving Terrebonne Parish into a wasteland of sorts.  Read this Terrebone Parish press release:

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Robert St. John: Reasoning w/ Hurricane Season

 For the past 22 plus years I have written this column on Monday mornings. I usually get to my office early, close my door, turn on some classical music, and spend the next hour or so pounding out 1000 words. This is the way I've done it— week in, week out— never missing a week, for over two decades.

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Sid Salter: State & Ole Miss Once Dominated SEC

 University of Southern Mississippi Professor Emeritus James Crockett, now an adjunct professor of accountancy at the University of Mississippi, perhaps enjoyed a bit of serendipity in bringing his latest book to market in the same year that the entire nation witnessed a Mississippi team win a legitimate NCAA national championship at the 2021 College World Series in Omaha.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Governor Appoints Interim MDA Director

 Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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Fury!!!

 One brave (or foolish) storm chaser provided a view of Hurricane Ida's assault Sunday. 

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New Orleans Update

 WWL-TV is providing some great continuous coverage of Hurricane Ida's aftermath in the New Orleans area right now.   The requirements of modern life were taken away by nature's fury as Southeast Louisiana endures without food or water.  Little gasoline is available.  New Orleans as well as Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes are closed to reentry.   Watch it all live on WWL's Youtube channel that is streamed below. 

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Kim Wade Update

Never a quitter, Kim Wade continues to fight Covid-19. His family issued the following update on his condition this morning:

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Cleared!

The Hinds County District Attorney cleared a man accused of killing Charles Ponthieaux last week.   

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Goalposts With Wheels

 The Hill's Kim Iversen tackled the subject of vaccine skepticism in a rather sober analysis.  She makes a pretty good case for blaming our leaders on the polarization over the Covid-19 vaccines as she traces the conflicting messages spewed forth since the pandemic began.  Watch for yourself and make up your own mind. 

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Governor Gives Hurricane Briefing

 Governor Tate Reeves is briefing the media on Hurricane Ida and its aftermath.  The presser is live-streamed below.

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Wow!

 Grand Isle actually survived Hurricane Ida.  Check out these pictures taken today. 

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Powerless!

 The lights went out in New Orleans after Hurricane Ida knocked out the Entergy transmission lines that cross the Mississippi River.  Orleans Parish and most of Jefferson Parish lack electricity.  Posted below is a drone video of the fallen tower that crippled the Crescent City.  Entergy

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Nurse Frustration Boils Over

 Some UMMC nurses are irate over contract nurses who are paid much more than they are.  One nurse spilled the beans on Facebook last week in a post that went viral on a local scale: 

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Insurance Commish: Prepare Properly

 Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney issued the following statement. 

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Ida Cripples New Orleans

10:00 PM: Cat 2 in Hammond,  Chaser stream from Ponchatoula

9 PM: Cat 2, 110 mph winds, 160 mph gusts, NNW @ 9 mph

8PM: Cat 3, 115 mph winds, 160 mph gusts, NNW @9 mph Pressure: 947 mb

8 Hours on land/marsh, Ida still a Category 3 Hurricane

Hurricane Ida storms across Louisiana and Mississippi, leaving destruction in its wake.  All of Orleans parish now lacks power.  Watch WWL-TV's live stream of its coverage below.  All three Entergy feeder lines to the New Orleans Water & Sewer Board's pumps are down.  The main Entergy transmission line that crosses the Mississippi River is down in the river. The station tweeted:

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Softball Scandal at Ole Miss?

Ole Miss may have yet another sports scandal.  The Running Poles podcast claims allegations of sexual misconduct in the softball program were presented to the Athletic Department:

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Yikes!

 Watch Ida hit Grand Isle... while you can. To get a better viewing experience, reduce the size of the screen or select Picture in Picture. 

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Bill Crawford: Science Provides Many Blessings

 As many Mississippians ignore, discredit, and denigrate science, the darn rascal keeps having more and more beneficial impact on our lives.

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Michael Barone: A Tale of Two Airlifts

"This is now on track," said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday, "to be the largest airlift in U.S. history." On the process of bringing American citizens, Afghan partners and allies out, she continued, "I would not say that is anything but a success."

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Jocko Speaks!

 Former Navy SEAL Jocko Willink spoke his mind on Afghanistan this week: 

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Kim Wade Update

 Kim is hanging in there.  His family issued the following statement: 

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Flashback Friday: Free Pot!

 This is a re-post of a February 28, 2011 JJ story. 

 Raymond Ethan Thomas. Impersonator extraordinaire. WAPT reported:

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Our Favorite Psycho is Baaaaack!

 One of our favorite psychos is back.  Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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Attorney General & Step-Mother War in Court

Stepmother accuses A.G. of misusing state bodyguards

The War of the Fitches rages as Attorney General Lynn Fitch tries to stop her stepmother from visiting her declining father in a nursing home.   The daughter says she is protecting her father from an abusive wife who neglects his medical care.  The wife says the stepdaughter calls her a "gold-digger" while she schemes to control his life and his money.

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That's a Whole Lotta Coke

 The Perry County Sheriff's Department announced on Facebook: 

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Return of the Curb

 This is going to make a certain reader mad: 

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Salena Zito: What Biden Doesn't Understand

 GETTYSBURG -- On an overcast day, the national park that has preserved the history of one of the bloodiest and most significant battles of the American Civil War is filled with people from all over the country. It is a testament to the desire everywhere not just to know our history, but also to honor the soldiers who fought and lost their lives to protect our country. 

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Kim Wade Update

 The Radio Strongman's family issued an update today: 

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Jackson Investigates Misuse of Covid-19 Relief Funds

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced at a press conference Tuesday that a former employee is under investigation for the misuse of Covid-19 relief funds.  

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Stupid Crook of the Day

 Jackson might suffer 100 homicides before Labor Day, it's fastest murder pace ever. 

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

State of the Pandemic in Mississippi

The pandemic continues to crash Mississippi's health care system.   A combination of Mississippi having the lowest vaccinated (37%) and fattest population combined to turn Mississippi into the Northern Italy of 18 months ago.  However, there is some cause for hope.  The federal government is sending in the medical cavalry (bring Hawkeye & Hot Lips but leave Frank behind, please).  The death rate is much lower than it was in the earlier surges and the transmission rate finally fell below 1.0.  Posted below is  a quick review of the Covid-19 situation as it stands today in Mississippi.

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Health Department Covid-19 Briefing

The Mississippi State Department of Health is currently holding its weekly press conference on the Covid-19 pandemic.  It is streamed below.

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By the Numbers

Much is said about the state's shrinking nursing population in the Mississippi media right now.  However, the question must be asked whether a nursing shortage indeed exists and if it does, how bad is it? Well, yours truly filed a public records request with the Mississippi Board of Nursing for the number of licenses issued since 2015 and the records provided were rather interesting. 

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Kim Waaaaaaade Update

 Kim Wade's family issued an update on the Radio Strongman's condition today: 

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Spooner & Crisler Running for Sheriff

 Former Hinds County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Richard Spooner and Interim Sheriff Marshand Crisler qualified to run in the race to replace the late Sheriff Lee Vance.  Eric Walls is running for Sheriff as well.  Who is will jump into the race? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Robert St. John: The Capri

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One never knows where the restaurant business will lead. Though I do know, if a restaurateur stays in the business long enough, he or she gets to the point to where there's a surprise around every corner. This morning I will be heading out to Las Vegas. I won't be taking a gambling junket or heading out to see Wayne Newton. I'll be attending Cinemacon.


 

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Sid Salter: Despite Complex Problems, Alaska Remains a Breathtaking Pristine Jewel

 OMER, Alaska — Leilani and I journeyed to the AK Diamond J Ranch near Homer, Alaska on Kachemak Bay on the southwest side of the Kenai Peninsula for the wedding of Rachel Klimetz to Jimmy Wingerter on August 19 – and it was worth every moment of travel to “The Last Frontier.”

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Accused Cop-Shooter was Blessed by Judge & D.A.

Nathaniel Garner stands accused of ambushing two Jackson police officers last week.  He shot one officer in the leg.  The officer survived.  An affidavit filed yesterday as part of his arrest warrant provides the chilling details of the attack of the attack:

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Wilson!!!

 Ouch.  The folks at SEC Shorts delivered the smackdown to what could be loosely termed the Big 12 conference.

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Tyree Jumps into Race

 Tyree Jones issued the following statement.

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Governor Provides Covid Briefing

 Governor Tate Reeves is briefing the media on the pandemic.  The presser is live-streamed below.

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Milwaukee Tool Expands in Clinton

 The City of Clinton issued the following statement. 

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Prayers for Kim Wade

 The Radio Strongman needs our prayers. His family issued the following statement:

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Dan Berger: Tips on Dry Rose

 When the days begin to turn consistently hot, an iced tea, beer, iced coffee or simply a glass of ice water are among the most obvious ways to cool off.

    But when friends arrive and conviviality is appropriate, only a handful of beverages seem to be the best alternatives, especially if you've put out some cheese and crackers, chips and dips, and put the umbrellas in the proper locations.

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Ivermectin Misuse Causes 2 Hospitalizations

 The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Is the New Sheriff a Control Freak?

 Interim Sheriff Marshand Crisler tightened his grip on the Hinds County Sheriff's Office.  HCSO issued the following statement: 

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PupTV: The Return of the Bud

 Tortured by a 12 year old hellion earlier this year, Buddy continues to recover from his third and fourth-degree burns.  Check him out in the video below. 

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Did I Wait Too Long to Save for My Child's College Education?

 This post is authored by State Treasurer David McRae.

By the time your child is nine years old, they are halfway to college. As the father of a 10-year-old, that’s a pretty startling sentence to write, but I think it helps put it in perspective for a lot of us parents who think we have an eternity until their kids are old enough to live independently. 

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FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine

 The FDA issued the following press release. 

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Double Homicide on Fortification Street

 JPD issued the following statements. 

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60 Years for Child Porn

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Equal Time: How mRNA Vaccines Work

 Dr. Stacey Klutts penned the following explanation on how mRNA vaccines work on his public Facebook page.  Dr. Klutts is the Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Service for the Central Iowa VA Healthcare System.  He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology and Clinical Microbiology at the University of Iowa.

mRNA Vaccines. There has been so much confusion. I'm going to do my best to explain how they work along with some relevant information about their development. It won't be easy and might be a bit long, but 'challenge accepted'.
To start, we must level set with some basic biology.

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C19 Rise Stresses Children's Hospital

 The post below is a UMC press release authored by Annie Oeth. 

Editor's note: As of 9 a.m.  Friday, the number of children hospitalized at Children's of Mississippi for confirmed or suspected cases is 30, a hospital record.

JACKSON, Miss. – In the 2020 version of COVID-19, most children infected did not show symptoms that developed into serious health conditions. That’s not the case today, as nationally and in Mississippi, the Delta variant of COVID-19 is driving up the number of children hospitalized at Children’s of Mississippi.

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Sunday Sermon

 If you can't make it to church, enjoy it at home.  Posted below is a 1992 sermon presented by the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church (Jackson).  Enjoy.

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Bill Crawford: Separatism Perpetuates King's Fear

Thirty years ago the late historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. wrote a book entitled The Disuniting of America that included this: “A cult of ethnicity has arisen … to denounce the idea of a melting pot, to challenge the concept of ‘one people’ and to protect, promote, and perpetuate separate ethnic and racial communities.”

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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Rankin Man Killed in Shootout w/Deputies

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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Heroine of the Day

 While the Biden administration whines it can't rescue Americans trapped in Afghanistan, an Oklahoma woman managed to rescue ten Afghan girls on the country's robotics team. 

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Health Department Issues Isolation Order

 Fines and jail time possible

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following order. 

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Former General Discusses Afghanistan Debacle

 Clinton Mayor and former Brigadier General Phil Fisher appeared on WYAB's Kim Wade radio show to discuss the Afghanistan debacle yesterday.  Mayor Fisher served a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2010.  While the mindless pundits rage back and forth across the airwaves and internet, General Fisher provides the perspective of someone who actually served in Afghanistan.   The audio is posted below.

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Did Watkins & Eager Drop the Ball?

How much horror will the families of the Oxford dentists killed in a plane crash five years ago endure? The children of crash victim Angie Poole sued Watkins & Eager  for legal malpractice after the prestigious Jackson law firm filed a claim against the FAA more than a year after the statute of limitations expired and then allegedly hid the failure.  The lawsuit was filed in Hinds County Circuit Court on July 23. 

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Salena Zito: Trevor Donovan's Approach to Hollywood & Fame is a Much-Needed Throwback

  INDIANA, Pennsylvania -- When you cross the street in the downtown of this borough, located in a county that shares its name, you're in for a reminder that it's a wonderful life. Two of the crosswalk signals guide pedestrians with the voice of the late Jimmy Stewart, who was born and raised here in Indiana.

 

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Judge Seals Bully Case

Special treatment for Greta? 

You can watch the prosecution of Greta Bully in court if you actually know when it takes place.  Special Circuit Judge Forrest Johnson sealed the court file of the accused killer after a reporter appeared at a hearing.  WLBT reported last night: 

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Zombie Alert!

 Meanwhile, over on High Street: 

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Garbage Contract Rejected Again

Update: City Council rejects contract on same 4-3 vote. 

Will the Jackson City Council pass the FCC garbage contract today? Will Jackson go to once a week garbage pickup? Who will get the DBE grub? Can we get monogrammed special garbage cans? And what does all of this have to do with the One Lake Plan.  Watch the debate streamed below.

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No Room at the Inn

Note: This post is a UMMC Press Release.

Editor’s note: As of 10 a.m. Thursday, August 19, there were 10 patients in the Emergency Department waiting for an ICU room to become available, nine waiting for a regular room, and three COVID-positive patients en route by ambulance. A couple of the 50 total ED exam rooms were open, but all were expected to be filled before noon. UMMC’s overall COVID-19 patient count as of 8 a.m. Thursday, August 19, stood at 135, with 26 of the adults in the ICU. There were 28 pediatric COVID-19 patients, with eight of those in the ICU. Of all COVID-positive patients, 74 percent are unvaccinated and just 8 percent are fully vaccinated. None of the children 12 and older are vaccinated.

JACKSON, Miss. – It’s a Tuesday morning in the Emergency Department at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and four gurneys are lined up end to end just inside the entrance.

Paramedics stay with their patients. They can’t unload them into an exam room bed, a responsibility of ambulance services, because all 50 are full. So are most of the Medical Center’s 15 or so parking places for ambulances.

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Senator Wicker has the Covid

 Senator Roger Wicker issued the following statement. 

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More Trash Reporting

Check out Grizzell math!

WLBT's Anthony Warren delved into the Jackson garbage controversy last night. It was a fine piece of reporting.  Read it here.

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Stealing From the Schoolchildren

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

PupTV: Hump Day Edition

What are the Frenchies up to?

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Health Department Covid-19 Briefing

 The Mississippi State Department of Health is briefing the press on the Covid-19 pandemic right now.  The presser is streamed below.

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Read & Weep: Garbage Edition (Updated)

The Kingfish is working on a post about the proposed Jackson contract but it's going to take a while and frankly, time is of the essence since the City Council is holding a special meeting tomorrow.  But for WLBT and a few Facebook journalists, the media completely ignored a new contract that doubles Jackson's garbage fees while cutting services in half.  Posted below are the documents given to the City Council last week. 

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Mayfields Strike Out in Madison Lawsuit

 The family of the late Mark Mayfield endured double defeat as their lawsuit against the  Madison Police Department and Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler went down in flames yesterday in U.S. District Court.  Mark Mayfield was an accomplice in the infamous nursing home scandal that took place in the Senate race.  Madison police arrested him at his office in Flowood on May 22, 2014, on a charge of conspiracy. He died by his own hand on June 27, 2014.  

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Robert St. John: Extra Table 2021

For the past 22 years I have written this weekly column, 1000 words a week, 52 weeks a year, never missing a week. Those 1,100,000+ words are typically written about food. Though I call an audible on occasion when it comes to travel, family, or some type of culinary oddity.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Dr. Woodward: Mississippi Pandemic is "a Disaster of our Own Making"

A clearly frustrated UMMC Vice-Chancellor Dr. Louann Woodward had a few things to say at a press conference today. A longer post on the press conference will be published later.  Dr. Woodward's remarks are posted below. 

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Michael Barone: California Liberals Flunking First Test of Government

 Will Gov. Gavin Newsom be the second Democratic California governor to be recalled and removed from office in this (or the last) century? Polls suggest that's one possible result of next month's recall election. 

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STP!!!

 The Stone Temple Pilots and Busch will rock The Dock, er I mean Brandon on October 15.

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Garbage Contract Rematch!!!

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is not ready to throw in the towel in his quest to double Jackson's garbage service fees and cut the service in half.  Nope.  The City Council is going to hold another special meeting to discuss and possibly vote on the contract Thursday at 2:30.  Hmmm...... that means there is one question to be answered. 

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Jingling the Jitney

 Jitney Jungle may be gone today but it is still fondly remembered by many.  Recollection Road produced a splendid little video about Mississippi's favorite grocery store that brings back the memories.  Enjoy the trip down memory lane.

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PupTV Returns

 Our little Frenchies are back for more adventures. 

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Dan Berger: Closeouts

 Some people believe that all white and rose wines are best consumed young, but based on that reasoning, they ignore any wines released a year ago.

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Crisler is the New Sheriff

 The Hinds County Board of Supervisors appointed Marshand Crisler as interim Sheriff.  This is not a joke.  It was all orchestrated by Credell Calhoun, the friend of fools and creator of chaos. 

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Will Marshand Become Sheriff?

Supes Reject Seales for interim Sheriff

And we are back live from the Hinds County Board of Supervisors meeting.   All Supervisors are present.  The Supes are going to appoint an interim Sheriff after Sheriff Vance unexpectedly passed away.  Street chatter is it will be Marshand Crisler, FIGJAM! Who will it be? Who is going to run? Juan? Leon? Colendula? Spooner? Who do you think it will be? Will David L. Archie stay quiet.  Tune in and find out.


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Lawsuit Accuses Carlos Moore of Legal Malpractice

The Crook v. the Clown

Jamuric Mallard accused his mother and attorney Carlos Moore of cheating Jamuric out of his share of a  $300,000 settlement with the city of Jackson in a wrongful death lawsuit.  Jamuric's brother, Jamaal, died of an overdose while in police custody in 2017.  Jamuric sued the pair for fraud in Hinds County Circuit Court on July 23.

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Archie Going OFF! Kenny Wayne Shuts Out Public.

Will interim be Marshand? 

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The Hinds County Board of Supervisors meeting lasted not even ten minutes before it devolved into chaos.  County Administrator Kenny Wayne Jones turned off the cameras so the public could not watch.  Bad move, Kenny, bad move.  Guess you want me back up in your grill, don't you?  Fortunately, video appeared on Facebook Live.  Watch below. 

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

UMC Opening 2nd Field Hospital for Covid-19 Patients

 UMC Vice-Chancellor Dr. Louann Woodward tweeted: 

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Thugs Blast Baby Shower

 JPD issued the following statement. 

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Awwwwww

Check out a bunch of Frenchies in action.  

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Sunday Sermon

 In today's edition of Sunday Sermon, the late Dr. Frank Pollard preached on reconciliation in this 1992 homily.  Enjoy. 

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Bill Crawford: Unconscionable not to Protect Children

 A year ago, we were protecting the vulnerable immunocompromised and elderly. Yet with this (Delta) strain, the children in my arms are part of the vulnerable I am trying to protect.” So laments a Mississippi mom in her blog.

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Analysis: Covid-19 Surge Will Probably Worsen

More Covid-19 tribulation is in store for Mississippi during the current surge if the past pandemic patterns are any indication.  The Covid-19 transmission rate reached its peak in mid-July.  Unfortunately, the Rt value is still above the peaks for the previous January and July surges, ensuring the pandemic will probably worsen over the few weeks.  A UMC official said Mississippi's health care system could fail in the next week to ten days if current trends continue.  Article.

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D.L. Gardner: One Will Free us From All This Futility

Why is everyone so divided? Why is common accord, much less peace so elusive? The world is divided into nations, and nations are divided by their own citizens. Why are life and living so seemingly futile? We all share common needs as well as common interests.

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Farewell, Sheriff Vance

Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance is laid to rest today.   Watch the funeral services live in the stream posted below.  Farewell, Sheriff, you're already missed. 

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Guilty

 Joshua Archie was found guilty of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and capital murder in the Party City murder. He will serve life without parole. 

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Governor Holds Covid Briefing

 Governor Tate Reeves is holding a pess conference right now on the pandemic. Watch it live.

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Take a Break

 JJ needs a break from crime and covid, even if for only one post.  Check out these photos from The Farm on Madison Avenue.  Feel free to pick a few and take home.  

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Shootout in Clinton

 The city of Clinton issued the following statement. 

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Hinds County Election Commissioners Have a $1.7 Million Part-ay!!!

 Big Tech gave the Hinds County Election Commission over a million smackers to allegedly conduct fair and honest elections.  However, this being Hinds County, some of the Commissioners turned it into a slush fund.  Now everyone is pointing at each other.  WLBT's Anthony Warren and C.J. LeMastoire reported: 

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Woman (Allegedly) Tries to Kill Boyfriend

 The Pearl Poh-lice Department issued the following statement. 

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Fedex Driver Murdered

 JPD issued the following statement. 

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Salena Zito: American Labor Crisis Hit All Small Businesses on This One Street

  PITTSBURGH -- It's 4:30 in the morning, and Raymond Mikesell's alarm has gone off. 

 

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Chaney Urges Vaccines for First-Responders

 Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney issued the following statement. 

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Serving but not Collecting

How much money does Jackson lose on garbage service? Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba reported to the City Council Monday that garbage services are operating at a $2.6 million deficit for the first three quarters of FY 2021 while only collecting 58% of revenue.  The report is posted below.  Read and weep.

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Motorcade Routes Announced for Vance Funeral

 The Hinds County Sheriff's Office issued the following statement. 

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UMC Opens Field Hospital in Garage

 UMC issued the following statement. 

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Meet the New (Temporary) Sheriff

 The Hinds County Board of Supervisors appointed an interim Sheriff today.

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Wanted Man Dies While Fleeing Police

 The city of Pearl issued the following statement. 

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Health Department Briefing

 State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs and his team are holding a press conference right now.  The briefing is live-streamed below. This post will be updated as it progresses. 

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Mayor Requires Vaccines for Employees

 Urban Praetor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

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Governor: Nursing Shortage Hurts Covid-Treatment

 Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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Having It Both Ways

 Senator Roger Wicker proudly voted for the infrastructure blowout bill.  He  announced his vote in a speech to the U.S. Senate:

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Tantrum!

The Mayor didn't take too kindly to losing the garbage contract vote Monday.

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Book Festival Cancelled

 The Mississippi Book Festival issued the following statement. 

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Robert St. John: The Return of the Weinermobile

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They say, “You can never go back.” I don’t know who “they” are, but last week I actually went back, and in a big way. Some may dream of fame and fortune, others of worldly riches and material things. I just wanted to ride in the Wienermobile one more time. 

 

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Sid Salter: Like Rest of Nation , State's Death Row Population Declines for Last 20 Years

 Mississippi hasn’t executed a Death Row inmate since former grocery store butcher Gary Carl Simmons Jr. was executed on June 20, 2012, for the grisly 1996 murder and dismemberment of Jeffrey Wolfe and the subsequent kidnapping and rape of Wolfe’s girlfriend in Pascagoula.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Hutton Pleads Guilty

 Former Mississippi State Fairgrounds Director Steve Hutton pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution yesterday in Madison County Circuit Court.  Judge Dewey Arthur sentenced him to serve 10 years in prison but suspended seven years of the sentence and ordered him to serve two years in the intensive supervision program.  He will reside in an MDOC facility for a year.

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Deal of the Day

Do you want to buy an Ipad but don't want to pay Apple prices and don't trust Ebay? Consider a third option. 

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Arrest Made in Clark Street Murder

 JPD tweeted the following statement.

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E-Coli Outbreak at Jellystone

 The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Mo'Money, Mo' Money, Mo' Money

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba wants to raise property taxes for the third time since he became Mayor in 2017.  WLBT reported: 

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Monday, August 9, 2021

Dan Berger: Dealing With Wine Snobs

 Ever encounter a wine snob? I have -- far too often, alas.

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City Council Rejects New Garbage Contract (Updated)

New garbage contract would increase monthly fees 73%

The City Council is meeting right now.  Watch it live on the City Council website.   Posted below are some quick notes jotted down while watching.

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SOLD!

 And Mississippi becomes even more of an economic colony.  The Wall Street Journal reported two companies will purchase Sanderson Farms for $4.5 billion: 

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Covid-19 Snapshot

 17 children were hospitalized due to Covid-19 in Mississippi last month.  Although this population is more than double each of the previous five months, it is still below the surges in July and November of last year. 

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Garbage in, Garbage Out?

Will a new company pick up Jackson's garbage? The Jackson City Council will vote on a new garbage contract in a special meeting today.  Jackson City Council President Virgi Lindsay did not call the meeting until Friday afternoon.  The agenda states:

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Major Media Slammed for Covid-19 Fear-Mongering

The online news team of Krystal & Saagar called out the media for fearmongering over the Delta outbreak in Provincetown, Massachusetts. How misleading was the reporting? It was so misleading that even the the White House criticized its own media allies.

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Stokes Wants to Rename JPD HQ for Vance

 Jackson Ward 3 City Councilman Kenneth Stokes wants to rename JPD Headquarters for the late Sheriff Lee Vance. 

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Giving Thanks

 What does it mean to give thanks? The late Dr. Frank Pollard addressed this challenge in the 1992 sermon posted below.   If you didn't make it to church today, enjoy the remedial sermon. 

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Bill Crawford: How do Our Leaders Decide What Matters Most?

 Once upon a time many community and organization leadership training programs around the country featured sessions on “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” authored by the late Stephen Covey. Practicing these habits was seen as a means for people to harness ambitions and work with others to get important things done.

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Saturday, August 7, 2021

I Want It NOW!!!

Or.... The Return of the Oompa-Loompas.  Yup, the classic visits the big screens of Madison and Pearl in a few days. Check out the showtimes below and order your tickets at Fandango. 

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Ouch!

 The Mayflower Cafe is closed for the weekend.

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Detainees Escape

 The Hinds County Sheriff's Office issued the following statement. 

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D. L. Gardner: White House Blames Misinformation for Low Vaccination Rates

 Cubans have begun a revolution for freedom from communist tyranny. They are marching and protesting in the streets waving Cuban and American flags, and begging US to help them gain their independence. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas warned that Haitians or Cubans who come to America by sea “will be returned.” 

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Covid-19 Restrictions Return to Courts

 The Mississippi Supreme Court issued the following statement. 

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Friday, August 6, 2021

Too Funny

 What happens when the Foo Fighters meet Westboro Baptist Church? 

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Covid-19 Hospitalizations Continue to Surge

The flood of Covid-19 hospitalizations continues to surge in Mississippi.  1,154 patients were hospitalized while 299 patients filled ICU's. 

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Sheriff's Funeral to be Held at Coliseum

 The Hinds County Sheriff's Department issued the following statement. 

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More Hinds County Election Commission Spending Questioned

 Whoa.  More spending is questioned over at the Hinds County Election Commission.   WLBT's Athony Warren reported: 

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Salena Zito: Everett Railroad Brings Back the Magic of the Steam Engine

 HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pennsylvania -- If you were the president of a railroad 100 years ago, you were kind of a big deal. Yet when Alan Maples became president of the Everett Railroad Company in 1983, a purchase that made him the youngest person in the history of the industry to hold that title, the Alabama native knew full well he would not wield the prominence, power and influence the title once held. 

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Governor Approves Holmes Schools Takeover

 Governor Tate Reeves approved an emergency takeover of the Holmes County Public School District:

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Landlords Wanted

 JJ would like to interview landlords affected by the moratorium. Please email JJ at kingfish1935@gmail.com. 

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Dr. Dobbs Discusses Delta Surge

 The Mississippi State Department of Health is holding a briefing right now.  The press conference is streamed below although it may not work in Clinton.  This post will be updated.

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What's Next?

 The sudden death of Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance rocked the Jackson area yesterday.   No one wants to think about it, including JJ, but there is the matter of succession.  A special election will be held to replace the much-beloved Sheriff.  The only question is when it will be held.  What does the law say?

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Throwback Thursday: Why Jackson's Baseball Stadium is Named Smith-Wills

 Have you ever wondered why Smith-Wills Stadium got it's name?

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Does Your College Student Need More Insurance?

 Insurance Commish Mike Chaney issued the following statement. 

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Sheriff Vance Passes

 Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance passed away this morning. The cause of death is yet unknown.  The Sheriff was a class act, well-liked by everyone.  He brought calm to a Sheriff's office plagued by years of turmoil, civil war, and jail riots. His death came unexpectedly.  There will be time for the political wrangling later.  Today, remember Lee Vance.  He was a blessing to his family, his community, and all those around him.    Chief Deputy Eric Wall will be Acting Sheriff.

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"We Think the Work of the City Can Get Done More Effectively Without a Camera"

Alderman complains: "We have to dress up"

So said Clinton Alderwoman Ricki Garrett and her fellow Clinton Aldermen as they voted to stop the live-streaming of their work sessions and budget meetings.  Mayor Phil Fisher began streaming the work-sessions Monday on Facebook but the Board made it clear it didn't want the public to watch them in action online even as the Covid-19 virus surges across Mississippi. 

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Robert St. John: A Different Kind of History Lesson

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When I am leading tours, especially in the Italian region of Tuscany, I'm always amazed at how much history we pass on a non-descript road without ever knowing what we are missing. On a seemingly simple one mile stretch of road outside of our friend’s villa in the remote Tuscan countryside one passes historic tombs from Etruscan times (8th Century BC) to a spot where Da Vinci painted a still life, to a mythical cistern from the 14th century to World War II sites with even more history in between. All of this on a stretch of road that 99 out of 100 people would drive by oblivious to what has come before.

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Sid Salter: Neshoba County Return After Covid-19 Wonderful Yet Strange

 With no active political races and a fairgrounds population returning after a 2020 hiatus caused by the global COVID pandemic, this summer’s return to the Neshoba County Fairgrounds was wonderful but there was an underlying tone that things had not quite returned to normal.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Tomorrow at the Bijou

 The Met's performance of Tosca at Jackson theatres tomorrow for one day only.   Get out and enjoy this true masterpiece.  The trailer as well as a video of diva Sonya Yoncheva singing Vissi d'arte are posted below.

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MDE Recommends Holmes County Schools Takeover

 The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement. 

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Funny of the Day

 Fewer people invite abuse than Keith Olbermann.  If you can use a laugh, enjoy watching Jimmy Dore take down Olbermann in this slightly-slightly aged video.  Dore is probably between liberal and commie on the political spectrum which makes this takedown even more fun. Enjoy.

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Unvaccinated Fuel Delta Surge, Masks Recommended Indoors for All

 Thanks to the Delta surge, it's time to update the Covid-19 stats again.  The Mississippi State Department of Health reported the virus caused 21 deaths to occur between July 29 and August 2.*  The Delta variant is responsible for 90% of new Wuhan virus cases in Mississippi. 

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Michael Barone: Do We Have to Watch Their Wretched Movie All Over Again?

 Why do I feel that I have seen this movie before? 

 I would like to think that learning is cumulative. But I'm beginning to think that every generation or two, people need to learn all over again the lessons that have unaccountably been forgotten or tossed aside. The elderly among us can see this, even as young people are inclined to insist that they are experiencing things never before experienced by humans and that this time will be different. Let's take it issue by issue:

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MMA Gets New Art

 The Mississippi Museum of Art issued the following press release.

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JPD: 911 Logs? What 911 Logs?

 WJTV tried to obtain 911 call logs but unfortunately, JPD said it didn't have them.  WJTV reported: 

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Fake Ad of the Day

A misleading ad about Jackson's water is making the rounds on Instagram.

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Monday, August 2, 2021

Dan Berger: Riesling

 A handful of the world's best wines are made from grape varieties that are rarely blended with anything else, are grown only in a few areas of the world, are notoriously difficult to make and end up not selling for anywhere near as much money as their strongest supporters believe they should.

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MDE: State of Emergency in Holmes Schools

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement. 

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Live Well, Get Medicaid

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Showing You the Money

 Contractors, vendors, and anonymous donors bankrolled Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba's successful re-election campaign.  Nightclub owners opened up their wallets for the Mayor as well.  The Mayor raised $321,608 and spent $305,758. JJ obtained the Mayor's campaign finance report (singular) through a public records request.

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Rematch?

 The Hinds County Board of Supervisors is meeting right now? Will David L shout down Credell? Will the meeting actually end without interruption? Will there be fireworks? Tune in right now to see.

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Flashback Funny

We could use a good laugh after what took place yesterday.  Here is an oldie but goodie.

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Sunday Morning Sermon

"Sometimes we don't ask the right questions."  So began the late Dr. Frank Pollard in this 1992 sermon.  If you didn't want to evaporate going to church, enjoy church in the comfort of your home.  

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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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