Monday, May 17, 2021

Gunn Asks for Special Session

 The Speakah issued the following statement. 

We 100% believe in the right of the people to use the initiative process to express their views on public policy.  If the legislature does not act on an issue that the people of Mississippi want, then the people need a mechanism to change the law. I support the Governor calling us into a special session to protect this important right of the people.”

 Kingfish note: Um, yeah.  Let's see. Didn't we just complete a legislative session? Why didn't Mr. Gunn try to get a legislative fix passed? A bill passed out of the Senate Constitution Committee but Chairman Chris Johnson let it die on the Senate calendar. 

Oh, that's right.  The Speaker and Mr. Lamar were busy throwing tantrums against everyone else be it the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, yea, even the Chief Justice. 

Perfect example of leading from behind.  


Anonymous said...

The legislature got what they wanted. They can pay lip service to democracy all they want, but those of us who have been here long enough know when the bs is flowing.

Anonymous said...

Pandering to the masses He's so far behind he thinks he's first Ha

Anonymous said...

Special Session = more per diem. Am I right?

Anonymous said...

Special session...more days of per diem...yeah let's do that. Politicians cannot stand initiative and referendum....not sure they will get their cut and they really know what's best for us

Anonymous said...

Kingfish you seem a bit salty...

Anonymous said...

He didn't call on the special session to include Marijuana? Why?

Last year, he was running around promoting the Legislatures version, "so we can make tweaks, as necessary." This was just after stating how hard it is to pass a law.

Anonymous said...

Most of these elected idiots make their living off of these part time jobs. How else will they be able to eat (and drink) if they don’t have these “Special sessions”. Stop paying them for special sessions. A “little” per diem may be okay.

Anonymous said...

My god, how dumb does he think we are?

Never mind. We mostly are.

Kingfish said...

Don't forget voucher days.

Anonymous said...

Phillip Gunn is a disaster even for the Mississippi legislature....and that's saying something.

Anonymous said...

Please please please. If you pass an initiative bill make it for legislation and not to amend the constitution. Way to dangerous!

Anonymous said...

Grifters gonna grift.

Anonymous said...

What a putz. We all know that the politicians in MS are kicking the proverbial can down the road. Little birdie tells me that the group that helped write the MS Ballot verbiage is the same group that helped Arkansas write theirs and buy them a few more years. And Mary Hawkins Butler a big FU from the people of Mississippi. I'm not even a pot head or for the devil's lettuce, but to use some technicality to subvert the will of the people, I hope one of your bricks falls on your head.

Anonymous said...

Nows the time to spin up a lawsuit challenging voter ID. That'll get the legislature to move ass.

Anonymous said...

Vote Phillip Gunn out of office when reelection rolls around.
Vote the Supreme Court judges out of office too.

The majority of people voted for the 1918 flag & it tossed by the legislature.

The majority of people voted for the medical marijuana bill & it was tossed by the State Supreme Court.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, why are you working so hard to kiss the Lt. Gov's butt and not being objective about the tensions between the house and senate?

Anonymous said...

BS on this "Press Release" which is a terrible attempt at saying I am running for Governor.

His two main guys said they wanted nothing to do with changing the initiative process. They, sounds like Trey, like the idea that they can't do another one. the House of Reps need a brick mason, sounds like Jason, to build up a wall to insulate themselves from reality more than they already are.


The Senate had the foresight to at least pass a Med Marijuana bill in the instance that this very thing happened.

Anonymous said...

The legislators should have fixed this years ago! They've pulled the rug out from under the will of the people and I think the people will pull the rug out from under them come election time!

Here's my commitment: I will not vote for a single incumbent! We should vote every one of these arrogant idiots out of office!

Anonymous said...

Hell no Trey Lamar isn't in favor of Medical Reefer. He's the same guy who has been trying to get funding for a closed hospital in his district. He's got the local hospital owners in his back pocket. Speaking of local hospitals in his district, our own former Quinten Whitwell is the "consultant" & owner for Panola Medical. Hmmmmm.....

JT said...

Hey Kingfish so what? Hopefully enough people called legislators, senators and the governor to light a fire under them. Whatever it takes to get these clowns off their asses. It’s too late for proposition 65 but it’s not to late to pass some sort of legislation on medical marijuana. If not they’ll sit on their butts until January, pass something in March and start a program late next year. If that happens come November legislators who are up for re-election may be looking for work!!

Anonymous said...

The legislature hasn’t been the same since Bobby Moak got beat!!!

Anonymous said...

Kingfish is NOT 'a bit salty'. He's like a lot of us who recognize Gunn's motivation. Gunn has sat on his ass for years on this matter. Now, suddenly, he thinks we need a special session to whup-out a plan. The man is more of a panderer than the current occupant of the Oval Office.

Gunn is running for Governor and wants to be able to say..."Hey, I called for an immediate special session to enact a law that would allow medical marijuana, so it ain't on me!"

Meanwhile, Jill Ford is swilling wine and thanking God that Mary prevailed.

Anonymous said...

2:46 - Per Diem ain't shit. Study up Plebe.

Anonymous said...

You know it seems to me that supporting a special session is a long way from calling the gov and asking for a session. Although if the session is called I believe anything can be brought up. But the big question is, would the governor even call for one. Could be nothing more than a political move by Gunn in support of his aspirations to be the top dog sitting in tater tots chair. If by some miracle the session is called it would be political suicide to end the session without a medical marijuana law passed.

Anonymous said...

No Special Session!!!! From Mississippi Voter. You potheads need to suck it up buttercup!!!!

Anonymous said...

620 pm.
Unless the rules have changed in the last 8 years, since I read them, a special session can only address the issues called not expand to other matters. I may be wrong. I am not current on their rules and they may have changed. I don’t think they have but again I don’t know current rules.

Anonymous said...


Which flag is the “1918” flag you mention? There are so many, I must get confused easily...

Anonymous said...

The argument is the 5 house districts that are now 4 and how the ballot signatures are collected out of the district. If this doesn’t get corrected anything going forward that is a referendum on the ballot can get thrown out. This just clarifies the districts and how items can be placed on ballots.

Anonymous said...

Trey Lamar is horrible, horrible, horrible. He did everything he could to try to kill the initiative and failed. Unless...he has some balls and tries to pass a medical MJ bill now.

I have friends who have children with severe seizure disorders. They would like to try this as perhaps their children will get some relief. They were on the front lines trying to get the initiative passed.

Unfortunately, my youngest of 3 has also recently started some medication herself for seizures.

It’s a real issue and these asshats need to stop politicking and start helping.

Anonymous said...

Instead of whining about Mary Hawkins, why not just follow the law to get medical pot legal?

As for a special session, that is a really dumb idea. Just pass the law in seven months as the first business of the next legislative session?

Anonymous said...

Well @8:01 that would be great if the legislature worked that fast. In reality though someone would present the medical marijuana bill sometime in January. It would get kicked around back and forth probably until the first week in April. Then the program would begin with licensing for growers sometime in August depending on who handles the regulations. Then cards would be issued sometime in late 2022 or early 2023. Then maybe in the middle of 2023 dispensaries could start selling. And that would be fast for this legislature.

Anonymous said...

MS is going to hell in a handbasket and all you whiners worry about is medical dope. Drive to most of the towns/cities in MS that have crappy schools and ask yourselves why we're losing population.

Anonymous said...

The Speaker is off on the wrong tangent again, but why should we be surprised. This is all about him trying to get out in front of the parade and look like he is leading. Which we all know he is not.

Supporting a Special Session to deal with fixing the I&R amendment is foolish. It will take a constitutional amendment to fix the mess the legislature created - and doubled down on not once, not twice, but seven times with their failure to fix the mess over the past two decades. Even as late as the last session - which just concluded less than two months ago the Speaker failed to have the members of his body address the issue and fix it then.

Now, a special session would cost extra money, and for what? It would put an amendment to the constitution to 'fix' the I&R provision and the people would have to vote on that amendment at the next general election, which would be in November 2022. Unless the legislature in its infinite wisdom called for an election to be held this November for no other purpose than to vote on this change (at an expense to the counties of tens and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars).

So yes, Speaker, stand there and wave the baton like you are leading something - probably because you are tired of playing second fiddle to the Lt Governor who has always held that position, even when he was SOS.

If the Governor calls a special session it should be for the legislature to address developing a good and proper medical marijuana bill for passage. Not the crap that the House put forth, copying fellow member Joel Bomgar's language from I65, but a bill designed to address the needs of those that are suffering from real pain - not to address those that were already counting their profits from the new industry coming to a street corner near you.

So Speaker, if you want to do something, start playing nice in the sandbox with the other two leaders of the state --- you know, the Lt. Governor down the hall and the Governor across the street in that top floor office. Work with them and do what you were sent there to do --- develop some good conservative legislation among yourselves. Look to the Louisiana statute, along with the information developed by the Dept of Health in preparing to administer the mess written into I65, and prepare a proposed legislation that ALL THREE of you can agree on ahead of time. Then the Governor can call a special session to address that single issue. Yall can take care of fixing the I&R during the regular session next January.

Anonymous said...

The only person that makes Gunn look smart is Andy Gipson.

SLuRP said...

"Although if the session is called I believe anything can be brought up."

Could not be further from the truth, 6:20. That's why it's called a 'special session'. Only the subject for which the session is called can be discussed. Well, other than Pinot Grigio and ribeyes.

Anonymous said...

They're all going to slow walk the MM talk for as long as possible. Why?

Marijuana arrests are BIG business in so? That weed is responsible for probably half of the incarcerations in the state...connect the dots to how many jobs that supports through state and federal dollars. Lawyers, judges, LEOs, bailiffs, court reporters, administrative, support, and of course, the DOC that needs a certain number of bodies to justify all of THOSE funded positions. Private, or public - facilitating "justice" churns hundreds of millions if not billions. The bookends of "business" in Mississippi are education, which is complete illusion - and incarceration, which everyone knows is done about the same way as in medieval times....because the educational system is the pipeline that feeds it.

Legalizing weed would also affect how many people need prescription meds for things, which would impact healthcare services billed for, but don't know to what degree. Point being: MANY more would use weed just to feel better than prescription crap.

Anonymous said...

Man a lot of y’all are really salty... like salty salty... like the rim of a margarita salty...

Anonymous said...

If they pass anything that is different than I65, look for a petition to legalize recreational use once the process is fixed.

Anonymous said...

Things must be much better in Mississippi than people want to admit, if the only thing we need a special legislative session for is to make smoking dope legal. Education is a shit show and the roads are terrible, but smoking dope gets special attention. Yeah, that's where we're at.

Anonymous said...

And....Alabama passes medical marijuana bill....Alabama...When seconds count,
MS is just minutes away

Anonymous said...

Well @2:31 if that’s the case then the congressman I talked to yesterday lied his ass off to me( which wouldn’t be a surprise). He told me that it would likely be January before a medical marijuana bill could be proposed unless a special session for something else came up. He informed me that there may be a special session for the 1.8 trillion dollar stimulus bill on infrastructure. And if that happened MM could be brought up. I’m starting to think this may be a bait and switch by Gunn. Bring up the initiative process, kick it around for a few months and dismiss the legislature when they can’t come to a consensus.

Anonymous said...

Madison folks, remember how much money Mary Hawkins Butler is costing this state next time you are at the ballot box. I also highly doubt she thought of and came up with that all on her own. I would love to know who was in her ear about the 4 vs 5 districts.

Also, mark my word, Gunn & CO realized how pissed off the people of MS were about it. He and his crew are using this to pretend to save face but what is really going to happen is they are going pass something that will water it down and make it harder to pass as intended, rather that really taking a look at the issue of Med MJ. I can assure you they aren't going to do it "for the people". They realized the momentum behind and it are going to try and head that off before it gets rolling(no pun intended).

Kingfish said...

How is she costing the state money? The amendment would NOT tax MM. Did you even read it?

If Gunn & co were aware of that flaw, they would've used it to stop 42. They weren't going to save that silver bullet for a non-existent initiative.

Pass The Buck Gunn said...

Speaker Gunn is only calling for a special session so he can blame Governor Reeves for this debacle. If Gunn were truly interested in listening to the will of the people he would have a) passed a medical marijuana bill out of the House and b) passed a bill to correct the number of congressional districts. The latter could have been fixed anytime in the last decade or so, but what legislator wants to give up his/her power and let the people decide on an issue? Plus, why waste money on a special session when the earliest the I&R issue, which will require a public vote to amend the state constitution, can appear on a ballot is November 2022? Gunn, if you want to fix this, you can do so during the regular 2022 legislative session. @9:48 is right, the only person who makes Gunn look smart is Andy Gibson.

Anonymous said...

KF, MHB is costing the state by tying up resources to combat this along with calling a special session. Had she not pulled this ace out of her back pocket, we would be carrying on. Is none of this costing money to revisit?

Anonymous said...

Gunn and Dilbert make Andy (and his ten gallon hat) look like a neurosurgeon.

Anonymous said...

You may disagree with him but if you question Andy Gipson's intelligence, you are clueless. Any attorney who does securities law has to be smart. I do realize most of our commenters don't even know what securities law is....

Anonymous said...

This legislature and the Governor are all paying lip service to the issue of medical marijuana. They have acted on this issue just as we would expect, as brainwashed robots who take out their hatred on marijuana due to years of demonizing it and it's users, without basis. It certainly has risks. Everything does in a free society including my AR-15 which I hold as deep reminder of what a free society means to me.

Ever since Nixon demonized cannabis and conditioned so many to hate it, everyone has been prevented from even learning about it. Think about how stupid that is...we knew as a society that is is consumed widely more than many products but we did not want to learn about it. Finally, due to sound scientific efforts (certainly outside this state), their bigotry on this issue is being challenged. They can not make sense of it. They hoped that years would prove it causes people to kill each other and has no good aspects when the reverse is true.

As such, potential harms and certainly potential benefits were never considered at all. Pharma companies are now trying to harness its benefits but the cat is out of the bag and they realize they don't need to be involved. That threatens our paid politicians and the pharma companies. Think about how dangerous opiates are and how many people can't stay on them. They are one of the only and main pain management regimens legally avaiable and they are devastating in a way that marijuana is not.

Marijuana arrests do now fund the police but with sensible regulations, some proceeds of marijuana can actually go to the police so they can focus on real crimes. We need good, strong police and they should be commended even for the years they were forced to enforce an unjust devastating law. I am sure it was so hard for many police. We need great law enforcement so lets commend the police and allow them to do an even better job.

Our elected officials will always follow the party line on marijuana because they think they know better. There is no way they would even recognize whether someone has consumed marijuana becasue they are conditioned to think they would be an obnoxious member of society instead of someone who can be polite and comfortable to speak and interact with.

Representative Jill Ford even said she does not believe anyone read the initiative. She has presupposed that we need babied on this issue and our opinion can't be as it really is. They will stop and nothing to intrude on liberty when it suits them. They want government out of lives unless they mandate governmental intrustion due to demonization of marijuana. It is not without danger but that goes with so many things in a free society.

They will try every tactic to fight this issue because it is in their DNA not to know about it, not to care about it, and not to care about the people who have spent time in jail for something far more benign than alcohol. Hatred of it keeps them going because that is what they have been taught by all.

Finally, this state will usually not show an ounce of progress where it has a deep-seeded pathological connection to the old ways. The old ways are often very good and that makes this a great place to live also. It is tough for them to do what is even in their best business interest when doing so challenges what they think they know, when they do not. Think about how long it took to change the flag long after it stigmatized us in the minds of many would not even do business here because of it. They say they care about business here but can't see a good opportunity if it hit them in the face.

Anonymous said...

This is all trash they absolutely have no intention of any kind of special session. This was all planned from the start. By all of them. They are all in it together whether it be republican or democrat. They all rape this state. And have been for decades. Every single politician in Mississippi must be voted out. No more incumbents. Not on any level. City, county, state, even the representatives. And 100 percent the governor and I voted for him. He is literally the worst governor in the United States. He sat by idly while they threw out the constitutional amendment process in this state.

During the Supreme court the chief justice Micheal K Randolph. A clear enemy of Mississippi and its people, literally states that the people of Mississippi are so stupid and can not read, and to think that we read 65 is beyond possibility. Why is such arrogant person who literally hates the people of Mississippi sitting in any kind of capacity to serve. He is not there to serve, but lord over the peasants of this state.

Then we have the governor tweeting we support Israel. Not saying that is good or bad but we have bigger fish to fry than commenting on international politics. No one cares what Mississippi has to say, because we are a laughing stock. We are the only state who overturned the will of the people and did so with such ferocity that the people will never be able to even speak again. These people are utter morons. They rape our state, and sell it to the highest bidder. They think we are idiots. But they are failing to realize that they have shown every Mississippian there true colors now.

For example, we have the second most casinos behind Nevada. You know why? because outside interest own those casinos. And they enrich the politicians and political ruling elite of Misssissippi. Casinos suck money from the state. Look at the Continental tire plant, hell they dont even ever have to pay a cent of tax. What kind of deal is that? I am sure who did get paid are the politicians. And you bet your bottom dollar where the plant is being built is owned by them and there freinds. I have to pay taxes why should a tire plant not have to? I literally have to pay personal property taxes even on this computer as it is at my business. And there are many more examples. And the one thing (65) that would have brought young people and money into this state, enriched the common man. they fought tooth and nail to get rid of until they finally did. Bravo ruling elite, what a grand job you did. God forbid people acutally come here start families and businesses. O yea silly, me they would never allow that as that would possibly change the power structure of corruption in Mississppi.

This is not a red state, this is a sold state. A state sold to the highest bidder. Almost every state has a way for people to put things on the ballet besides MS. Even California can recall a governor and put things on the ballet. And we over here want to act like we are some sort of republican meca. There is no we the people here. They might as well cancel elections as well. As they serve absolutely no purpose.

They have all massively failed. They all must go. They are all the same team do not get caught in republican or democrats. Every single incumbent must go. We must vote them out. No matter who it is do not believe the lies anymore. They hate Mississippi and they hate you.

Anonymous said...

Calm down 5:54.

I also own weapons, (and smoked some some pretty good Oaxacan) "back in the day".

But that has nothing to do with the current shit going on in the Gaza Strip ... much less legalized pot in Mississippi.

It's amzing to see so many people having seizures over a Supreme Court ruling.
Their decision was about constitutional initiative procedure ... it was never about legal bong hits in the fondren.

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:45 - I appreciate your admission to using pot back in the day. That is bold. It is time people stop the facade. I also appreciate you lightening up the mood a little. I hope that you found that you did not die from the pot you smoked, that you were never compelled to strike your wife or neighbor, that you never passed out and got horribly sick, and that you never lost a liver from it. I can bet that you may have settled into a night of ice cream and tv perhaps with a loved one. You likely laughed and bonded. If you were very sick at the time, you likely found that you could relate to your pain better, process it, and live with it.

I do disagree with your point on what the Supreme Court decision was about. Judges can interpret laws that have vague potential applications or are written badly. They can do so in so many ways including interpreting the actions of those attempting to comply with the law as sufficient when considering ambiguities that make compliance impossible. They had the option to do that and did not. This was no surprise that it happened in a courtroom.

These judges come at this issue with an ideological view that reacts to the issue of marijuana with disdain as they are conditioned to. Sure, they kept the written decision to the constitutional issue but even Mayor Mary made no bones about it when bringing the case. This was about her view of what should be in Madison and what should not. She wanted to quash medical marijuana for the entire state. Our politicians still arrogantly disbelieve we could ever have known what we voted for. The truth is people know exactly what they voted for. While many would not subject themselves to the stigma of supporting pot outside the ballot box, they know what they think in private and they know what they voted for. They have known friends, family and so many others that use it or have used it.

The justices went against the will of the people when they could have certainly sided with the people. Remember Judge Griffiths' television ad when he was running for office last year? It was political to the hilt and he made no bones about his politics. Funny for a Judge huh? No one blinked an eye about his bias then. Look what we got.

Look, Madison is a great place and Mayor Mary has done great things. But she has overstepped on this by trying to eliminate marijuana at the expense of the sick and dying.

Let's proposed this:

Mayor Mary can have her zoning restrictions. I personally love the Madison zoning restrictions. In fact, for the entire state, there shall be no gross neon signs outside dispensaries. The dispensaries can not be in strip malls because they are not selling toys or lawn products, they are selling something much more complex. They shall not look like junk. If they want respect they need to act in the interest of a respectful society.

Let's make sure that those who want to grow it, know what they are doing. People should learn from those who know out of state. While it may seem elitist, no one should just throw a seed in the ground and claim they can grow it. That will only prove the elitists right when the so-called marijuana cultivators mess up the medicine and grow something horrible and weak. Can you imagine a free for all pot grow that produces the least effective medicine??? There is no right to make medicine for others. It has to be a privilege. Of course, anyone should be able to learn about it but they have to show they know what to do. We should seek the assistance of corporations that know this industry. Growing has to be a privilege, not a right. That is the only way. This is not about spreading something destructive. Those who support this need to understand they have to act in the interest of all...the old, new, conservative, liberal, all and they have to comply with reasonable rules. It is about making and using something for good. If this issue is approached with respect, we will see so much about it that is hard to see. Medical cannabis will help so many.

Anonymous said...

The whole thing was done in a specific manner. Do you all not see this? They want the only 12 places to grow that they all own through relatives etc, or own the land and collect money. They are corrupt. And they work together. How can one take something to supreme court in such a fashion? Would I or anyone else in Mississippi be able to ? The whole entire thing was planned, they own you, you are a peasant. Dilbert hoseman, Tate they are RINO's what they really are pure corruption and the literal enemy of Mississippi. And now everyone should be able to see.
They will make all the money and you will eat bugs. These people sell Mississippi, They sell Mississippi to the highest bidder, and have been for many years. We must call for the immediate resignation Tate Reeves and Dilbert and or have these people investigated along with the judges. They all have a vested interest its called Money they care about nothing else. I would say vote them out, but I doubt that is possible.

Anonymous said...

Representative Jill Ford claims she will write a marijuana bill in the next session. She claims no one ever knew what they voted for. Her intentions are good, but she remains without a beacon in the dark. The truth is, the marijuana witch hunt that has been perpetuated upon society for decades requires that no one in their right mind who has any standing in society, would ever publicly sign their name to supporting marijuana law reform. It is no surprise and so many would never publicly say they want others to have broad rights when it comes to cannabis.

Our elected officials want to legislate something they seem to know nothing about even as they work to find a solution to a forgotten state. They should be required to go to another state where it is legal to learn about this plant without claiming they know from what they have been indoctrinated to believe.

I fear that our current politicians in charge of this policy may never grasp how it works for the sick and dying. They tirelessly struggle to find direction for our state but have sorely missed the mark. Cannabis works because it is powerful and concentrated. Not only does it work with physical aspects of pain like an opiate, but it also works because it allows someone to perceive pain, not as a part of themselves, but as something they can detach from and relate to. Pain is no longer all-consuming for those who use this medicine. They can see their physical pain as one thing, and a larger connection to other things as well. Seeing pain from a new perspective and having physical relief make a profound connection for those who use it. Those who face death can make peace with it, knowing they are not their pain.

These things are subtle. Those stuck in their own preconceptions due to years of marijuana propaganda from all angles, will never understand how this medicine works for so many, because to do so challenges what they know in every way. They seem to have an aversion to knowing more because it shakes their belief structure. That they cannot find peace with how this new reality shakes their sea of ignorance.

There will come a time when all the potential benefits of this plant will be embraced. There will be rules regarding responsible use, driving under the influence, and all other aspects of this. We will need law enforcement more than ever so they can make sure this is regulated, and so they are well taken care of with cannabis tax money to fight crime. We will need to make sure that those who chose to use are doing so within parameters.

We will not see it as a haunting, unknown demon, but instead, a tool from God that must be respected that can be used to ease the suffering in the minds and bodies of many. Those who abuse it and do not stay within appropriate limits should be subject to penalties.

I fear these concepts are far beyond the grasp of our current elected officials but I know they are good, and they will see. They desperately try to heal this forgotten state. They wait for the proof to come down that this plant is blatantly evil when it is not. They have waited so long and their hopes have proven futile. It can be used negatively through human free will, but such are all things that God brought into the garden.

Someday, we will look back on this and wonder why it took so long to learn how those who suffer may experience profound relief. With cannabis, we will see how those who face death are no longer consumed by their own end. We will see how we cast out this plant when it had the power to heal and benefit so many while also seeing where people may go wrong with it. Every day counts as so many suffer under the grip of opiates. Our legislatures need to take heed.

Finally, this issue is a matter of freedom. This is one of the greatest issues of civil liberty we have ever faced. People are cast out of society, ripped from their families, and forced to endure devastating losses due to years of hatred during which the truth was ignored (and never even sought), all in name of righteousness.

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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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