Sunday, July 31, 2022

Former JPD Cop on Trial

Former JPD officer Anthony Fox is on trial this week in Hinds County for the alleged beating death of George Robinson. Circuit Judge Adrienne Wooten presides over Fox's trial.  Therese Apel has been covering the case every day from the courtroom on her website. 

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Curtain Call for Stokes Radio?

 Jackson Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth I. Stokes said today's radio show will probably be his last one.  The show was vintage Stokes as he said the Mayor is "dumb as a rock", griped about police chases, and raised hell about what else about water.  Oh, and he shucked the corn on who might run for Mayor.  Enjoy.

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Raided by the Lost Ark

The late Dr. Frank Pollard had no qualms about preaching about a word often avoided, "judgment", in the 1994 sermon posted below.  Enjoy the remedial sermon. 

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Bill Crawford: Financial Straits May Force Hospital Ownership Changes

Hospitals in Mississippi face unprecedented financial pressures. Now two more have been forced to seek out new owners. The City of Greenwood and Leflore County have put jointly owned Greenwood Leflore Hospital up for bid. Jackson County supervisors will hold a public hearing on August 17 after voting to consider putting county owned Singing River Health Systems (SRSH) up for bid.

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Saturday Night at the Movies

 JJ came across a real classic on Youtube starring a young Paul Newman that you might enjoy watching if you have nothing else to do on a Saturday night.  

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Funny of the Day

or Briarwood Bum makes good.

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Jackson Finally Issues Boil Water Notice

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement this afternoon. 

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Flowood Chief Suspended

 Flowood Mayor Gary Rhoads suspended Police Chief Ricky McMillian for a week.  WAPT reported:

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Pitiful!

 Several Jackson residents complained on social media that JPD's 911 service refused to take their calls.

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Friday, July 29, 2022

Geaux to the Ganza!!!

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State Issues Boil Water Notice for Jackson.... Again

 The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Judge Takes Over Raymond Jail

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves denied a motion for reconsideration as he announced he is taking over the Raymond Detention Center.  Judge Reeves said Hinds County is simply not capable of managing its jail: 

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Airport Board Tries to Hold Meeting Yesterday

 The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Board of Commissioners attempted to hold a meeting yesterday but were unable to do so due to the lack of a quorum. 

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Meanwhile at the County Jail

JPD arrested Monte Reeves for aggravated assault and shooting into a vehicle two days ago.  Reeves is the husband of perennial Jackson Mayoral candidate Charlotte Reeves. 

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Blue Cross Strikes Back at UMC

 A new front opened in the war between Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi and UMC yesterday.  After suffering several months of UMC attack ads, Blue Cross sued UMC Vice-Chancellor Dr. Louann Woodward, Associate Vice-Chancellor Dr. Alan Jones, and Communications Director Marc Rolph for defamation in Rankin County Circuit Court.  

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

The Return of the Pie

 Good news for Hubig's affianados.  The legendary New Orleans treat will rise from the ashes after its factory burned down ten years ago.  The Baton Rouge Morning Advocate reported last week: 

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Please Support JJ

It's time for  JJ's annual fund-raising drive.   Thank you very much for your support of Jackson Jambalaya and reading the blog over the years. The year was rough thanks to Covid and arm surgery but JJ got through it all thanks to your help last year.  Make no mistake, this website could not have made it as far as it has without your support.  You've donated money, provided tips, and helped when it was needed.

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Banks & Tyree Arrested

 The Capitol Police issued the following statement. 

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New Airport Commissioner a No-Show

JMAA Commissioner Dr. Geraldine Chaney did not appear Monday at the monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners.  It is not known if the devil made her do it. Her absence left the Board with a quorum of only three commissioners but the meeting abruptly ended after only a few minutes when a commissioner suddenly left. 

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Onions

A memorial was created for Brad Pennington where he walked his last route.  Break out some tissues. 

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Sinkhole on Old Canton Road

A sinkhole developed on Old Canton Road by Parkway. The sinkhole appears to be two to three feet deep but also takes up almost the entire lane on Old Canton Road.  As the pictures below show, traffic passes only a yard or so away from the sinkhole.  Atmos installed a second plate and is supposed to repair the hole tomorrow. 

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Nancy Goes for Overkill on Phil & USM

 Nancy New picked up where Brad Pigott left off Monday as she subpoenaed a plethora of documents from former Governor Phil Bryant, Attorney General Lynn Fitch, IHL,  and the USM Athletic Foundation.  She is a defendant in a clawback lawsuit pursued by DHS and the Mississippi Attorney General in the DHS scandal.  

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Road Rage in Rankin

 Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement. 

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AG Sues over School Lunch Blackmail

 Attorney General Lynn Fitch issued the following statement yesterday. 

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Robert St. John: The Restaurant Family Takes a Vacation

Last week I spent seven days in the Florida Panhandle on “vacation.” I used the word “vacation” because that is the easy, go-to, and common nomenclature one uses when describing time off from work. The problem with using that term is that I never really take time off from work. I'm not complaining, I like it that way. I love what I do. I don't fish, hunt, play golf, or gamble. I love restaurants, food, and the restaurant business. If I have any hobbies I would have to state— other than the restaurant business, which is also my hobby— that movies, music, and football are what I enjoy in my pastime. But I am a spectator in all those activities. I am an active player in the restaurant business.

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Machine-Gun Op Busted by Country Club of Jackson

The ATF arrested Kent Newhouse on July 21 for manufacturing machine pistols at his home just a few feet away from where children play golf at the Country Club of Jackson.* Newhouse is the son of former Clarion-Ledger publisher John Newhouse.  

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Dr. Omari Accuses Pearl Mayor of "Grandstanding"

 Jackson Chief of Staff Dr. Safiya Omari stood in for Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba today at his weekly press conference.  The presser is streamed below.

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The Price of a Silver Tongue

Do you need a local guest speaker but don't know where to look?  Fortunately there is a website just such things.  Check out the list of Mississippi keynote speakers and their going rates.

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Jackson to EPA: Deadline? What Deadline?

That little ammonia leak wasn't quite so little as it managed to crash the entire Jackson water treatment system for several weeks.  The EPA wants answers and gave Jackson a deadline but the only part Jackson heard was dead as in drop dead.  

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JSU Athletes Celebrate 21-22 Success

 The Jackson State University issued the following statement. 

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Civics Lesson of the Day

Suppose it is the middle of a city election and a voter wants to see who gave what to whom.  He goes down to City Hall and asks to see the campaign finance reports.  Unfortunately for him, he meets a clerk who tells him in typical bureaucratic fashion to file a public records request, wait a week, and pay a fee as well as a player to be named later.   Frustrated, he says fuggedaboutit and goes home.  However, the Ethics Commission ruled in March he has a right to see those reports right there on the spot - for free.

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Monday, July 25, 2022

The Pox is Here

 The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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$53 Million. No Jobs. No Plan.

How did Mississippi lawmakers spend BP money? 

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Business leaders hoped the state would use money from the 2010 oil spill to transform Mississippi’s coastal economy. Instead, lawmakers are using much of it to fill gaps in local government budgets and fund projects with few metrics for success.

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Pigott Contract Ends July 31

 Posted below is the contract between Bradley Pigott, Esq. and the Mississippi Department of Human Services.  For some strange reason, there is a great deal of interest in the contract so JJ obtained a copy of it.  

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UMC Spends Nearly $300,000 on Blue Cross Blitz

UMC is sparing no expense as it wages war against Blue Cross.  The hospital spent $278,796 on ads attacking the insurer in commercials, digital media, and on billboards after they divorced in April. 

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Sunday, July 24, 2022

Dental Director Out

 Mississippi Board of Dental Examiners Executive Director Chris Hutchison is now former Mississippi Board of Dental Examiners Executive Director after Friday's Board meeting.  

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Pigott: Oh Yes, I Did.

 This post is a reprint of Anna Wolfe's story in Mississippi Today. 

Mississippi Department of Human Services Director Bob Anderson said he took attorney Brad Pigott off the state’s ongoing civil lawsuit in the welfare scandal because Pigott didn’t consult with the agency before filing a recent subpoena that named the former governor.

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When is Freedom Freedom?

 When does is freedom slavery and slavery freedom? The question is not a review of 1984 but a question the late Dr. Frank Pollard asked in his sermon posted below.  Mixing Seneca, yes, the Stoic philosopher, with the Gospels, he preached how the freedom to indulge turns into chains of bondage.  Enjoy. 

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Bill Crawford: Speculation about 2023 Statewide Races

 The upcoming November 8th general election features contested elections in all four congressional districts.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Awesome! Totally Awesome!

 Want to guess that movie will be at the theatre next week? 

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D.L. Gardner: Politics for the Good of the People

 Why are we incapable of understanding each other? Why can’t we agree on reasonable expectations and goals of governing for the good of the American people? We have become divided by a common language. We cannot even agree on what things are good and what things are bad, much less compromise to get a little of each so we can achieve some good. 

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DHS Fires Back

Agency says it did not fire Piggot 

 The Mississippi Department of Human Services issued the following statement. 

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Man Accused of Killing Ole Miss Student

Update (9:30 AM): Attorney Carlos Moore tweeted he will represent his former nephew by marriage: 

I have been retained to represent Tim Herrington along with Kevin Horan. Although he has been charged with a serious crime he is presumed innocent. We will vigorously defend him and look forward to clearing his good name.


 The Oxford Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Friday, July 22, 2022

Pigott Claims he was Fired

 This post is a reprint of Anna Wolfe's story that appeared in Mississippi Today. 

The state welfare department has fired Brad Pigott, the former U.S. attorney it contracted to claw back millions in misspent federal funds from dozens of people in Mississippi’s sprawling welfare scandal.

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Health Dept. Offering Free Covid Testing Kits

 The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Chase Suspect is Murder Suspect in Another Case

 Pearl Mayor Jake Windham will hold a press conference at 1 on the police chase that took place yesterday.  The city issued a statement that is posted below. The video is posted below.

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Supremes Send AG Back to Civics 101

 Lynn Fitch's attorneys apparently need to take some classes in Mississippi Government 101 after the Mississippi Supreme Court embarrassed her office Wednesday.  

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Bobby Cleveland Lives on at Rez

Bobby Cleveland's legacy will continue at the Rez after the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District voted yesterday to change the name of Lakeshore Park to Bobby Cleveland Park at Lakeshore. 

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

Postman Killed in Chase

Updated with Jackson Mayor's statement.  

The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Former Superintendent Busted

 State Beancounter Shadrack White issued the following statement. 

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Chappelle Cancelled

 Well, the nutjobs finally managed to get Dave Chappelle cancelled.  The comedian was scheduled to perform in at the First Avenue in Minneapolis last night but the outrage mob managed to get his show cancelled just a few hours before it opened.  The theatre tweeted this statement:

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DHS Busts Child Care Fraud

 The Mississippi Department of Human Services issued the following statement. 

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Alabama Dog Attack Victim Dies at UMMC

 An Alabama woman died at UMMC July 12 after suffering an attack by a pack of dogs in April.  WHNT reported: 

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Will Partying Turn into Prison for Tax Assessor?

A night of partying turned into a nightmare in Florence several months ago.  The Attorney General arrested Rankin County Tax Assessor John Sullivan for an alleged rape that took place at his home after Byram police arrested him for drunk driving just a few hours earlier. 

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Ex-DHS Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

 The Mississippi Department of Human Services issued the following statement. 

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Topgolf Coming to Ridgeland

 Topgolf issued the following statement. 

 

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Robert St. John: Vacation Food

It's always interesting to me how we enjoy some foods only during certain times of the year or on certain occasions. We love the dishes and meals, yet we reserve them for a specific time, place, or holiday. My grandmother didn't believe in that rule. Sunday lunches at her house were always an event. It’s also where my love of food and for dining began. There was a particular rotation that she followed. One Sunday a month we would have leg of lamb. The next Sunday we would have roast beef. The third Sunday we would basically have a Thanksgiving meal whether it was November, January, or June. 

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Sid Salter: Mississippi Farmers Wary of International Impacts on Exports, Markets

For both U.S. and Mississippi farmers, China is the primary export market for their crops and current forecasts anticipate record sales – if conditions in the forecast models hold. That’s a big “if.”

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Abortion Clinic Calls it Quits

Jackson Women's Health Organization called it quits.  The abortion clinic fought in court to reopen after the Dobbs decision forced it to close its doors several weeks ago.  JWHO sued to stay open but lost in Hinds County Chancery Court.  The clinic appealed to the Mississippi Supreme Court but withdrew its appeal today.

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No Comment!

 Just another day in Jackson......

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Students Find Out if They are Sure About Research Career

Ruth Cummins authored the following essay for UMC. 

Maggie Stanford is putting in 40-hour weeks in a University of Mississippi Medical Center laboratory, in part to answer a question: Do I want to be a career researcher?

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Convicted Felon Works for Hinds Supervisor

 Convicted felon and former prosecutor Ivon Johnson worked as Hinds County Supervisor Bobcat McGowan's assistant  for over two years.   

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No Deposit, No Return

160 customers may lose their deposits after a Gluckstadt generator installation company asked a bankruptcy court to liquidate its business last week.   

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Monday, July 18, 2022

Apartments Out in Ridgeland Development

Apartments will not be coming anytime soon to Highland Colony Parkway after a developer notified the city of Ridgeland he is taking a 30 acre-mixed use development back to the drawing board. 

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Mayor's Weekly Presser

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is holding is weekly press conference.  It is streamed below.

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Explaining the Law to JPD

JPD took a break from stopping criminals to harass a private citizen recording a crime scene with his cellphone yesterday even though he has a right to do so.  

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Uvalde: 376 (cops) x 0 (courage) = 21 Slain

 A preliminary investigative report on the Uvalde massacre damns the police and a multitude of failures that allowed the killer to mow kids down at will as police dithered and slithered in the hallways of Robb Elementary.  

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Sunday, July 17, 2022

The Return of the Rings

Check out the trailer for Amazon's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. The video is posted below.  Enjoy.

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I-55 Shooting

Update: The crime scene is now a homicide. 

A car was shot up on I-55 exit at Northside Drive. 

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Will Subpoenas Spike Favre?

Will a clawback lawsuit spike Southern Miss and Nancy New? DHS subpoenaed all records regarding the construction and funding of the brand new volleyball center on campus as it tries to clawback all funds misspent in the DHS scandal.  

Nancy New directed $5 million of TANF funds through her Mississippi Community Education Center to the USM Athletic Foundation of fund the construction of a new volleyball center. New sat on the board of the Foundation.  The subpoena told the USM Athletic Foundation to produce: 

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Sunday Morning Sermon

To take the way of Abel or the way of Cain is to choose between profit and righteousness. Thus preached the late Dr. Frank Pollard in the 1994 sermon posted below.  

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Bill Crawford: Mississippi Continues to Struggle in National Rankings

Mississippi does not fare well on most national rankings. That trend continued as WalletHub.com published a series of rankings on multiple categories that compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Mississippi ranked at or near the bottom on most.

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

D.L. Gardner: What do you Think?

What do you think? Years ago a good friend said, “I’ll see it when I believe it.” Everyone sees what they believe, but no one can see what they don’t believe. We believe what we have learned. 

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Will New Nuke Bryant?

Will Nancy New bring down a former Governor or is she merely a convict trying to cast blame on anyone and everyone? New and her son Zach defrauded the government of millions of dollars in TANF funds while bribing public officials. Earlier post on guilty plea.

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Snapshot: Gas Prices

 Gas prices slightly fell but at a cost.  Check out refinery capacity. 

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The Return of a Classic

 The movie that beat The Godfather at The Academy Awards returns to the bijou tomorrow and Wednesday. 

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Nooooooo

 Say it ain't so....

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"Nonsensical"

 Special Chancellor Larry Roberts called Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba's arguments "nonsensical" in his order striking down the Mayor's veto of negative votes.  

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Ag Commish Promotes Local Food Resources

 Ag Commish Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 

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Undefeated

Things aren't looking too good for the Rankin County Tax Assessor.   The Attorney General charged John Sullivan with rape in April after Byram police arrested him for a DUI in March. However, WLBT obtained the police report and video of his DUI arrest and found he was um, counseling several young women when police pulled him over.   He later discussed baptizing them earlier that evening. WLBT reported: 

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

Shocker! Richard's Disposal Sues Jackson

 Richard's Disposal wants to get paid and wants to get paid $1.6 million.  The New Orleans garbage collection company sued the city of Jackson in U.S. District Court yesterday for payment.   

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Shad Demands Repayment from Ex-Holmes School Officials

 State Bean-Counter Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Vetoed!

Trashing the veto......

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Timber! Baker Boy Pleads Guilty

Another tree fell in the Lamar Adams case.  Jon Seawright pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in U.S. District Court yesterday.  Seawright was a partner at Baker Donelson but has not been associated with the firm for a year and a half. 

  

The attorney waived indictment and accepted a bill of information.  The bill of information states Seawright conspired with co-defendant Brent Alexander to sell phony timber investments from 2011 to 2018 through their company, Alexander Seawright Timber Fund, LLC (ASTF).   The bill states: 

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Have It Your Way......

Special orders don't upset us over at Ellis Avenue, have it your way.....

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UMMC Offers Covid Vaccines for Kids 6 Months & Older

Annie Oeth authored the following UMMC press release

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Inflation Inflates Again

Inflation stepped up the pace last month as it rose to 9.1%.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics stated in a press release today: 

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Carjacker Shot

 JPD issued the following statement. 

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Uvalde Cops: Looking Rough & Tough but Full of Fluff

Warning: Violent & Disturbing Video Posted Below

Bless the media for tracking down the truth in Uvalde.    The Austin American-Statesman obtained security camera video that showed Ramos's attack on the school and the law enforcement response - or lack of it.  The video showed the boys in blue looking like little boys with toys, standing on the other end of the school while children died and others huddled in fear wondering if each moment would be the last.  

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Robert St. John: Welcome to America, My Dutch Friend

 There is something deep inside of me that enjoys hosting people. It borderlines a compulsion or obsession. I've been that way since I was a little kid. Whenever I heard a new song on the radio, in my youth— and I had enough money to purchase a 45 single— I would ride my bike to the record store, by the record, and then spend the next week trying to get my friends to listen to it. I love turning people on to music. Six decades later, I still do it. A lot. Conversely, I also enjoy learning about new music from friends who have similar tastes.

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Sid Salter: Renick Will Serve Mississippi Well on TVA Board

William “Bill” Renick, Sr., of Ashland is a solid choice by President Joe Biden to represent Mississippi’s interests on the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors.

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More Children Shot

 Needless to say, it's been a rather violent 24 hours in Jackson.  Check out the three press releases issued by JPD recently.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Ridgeland Police Officer Passes Away

 The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Former Pinelake Youth Minister Indicted

A Rankin County grand jury indicted Tyler Swaggerd for two counts of exploitation of a child. Flowood police arrested Tyler Swaggard in December after several complaints were made by youth members of the church.  

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Help This Guy

Please help Adam Williams.  The Crazy Cat waiter was recently carjacked and shot but thankfully survived.  However, he does have bills even though he was fortunate enough to have insurance.   Crazy Cat owner Jon Lansdale posted on the Gofundme page: 

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The Clown Sanctioned Yet Again

Carlos the Clown is in trouble yet again but this time in his role as a Grenada Municipal Court Judge Pro-tem.  The Commission on Judicial Performance fined Mr. Moore $1,500 after he used his position as a judge to pressure officers for a private client. 

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Monday, July 11, 2022

Trash Talk Tomorrow

Update (7/12, 8:20 AM): Mayor Lumumba postponed the presser.  

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba will hold a press conference tomorrow at 12:45 at City Hall to discuss the garbage contract.  

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Who Will Make the Cut?

"Many call but few are chosen", The Book of Bear, 5:15 

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Credell Wipes Out Creek Repair as Yards Wash Out

Carolwood residents must continue to see flooding washout their yards after the Clan of Calhoun revoked funding for the repair of White Oak Creek last week. 

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Classy!!!

 Hinds County spent $150,000 in ARPA funds to rehab Grove Park.  Naturally a ceremony was held.  Check out what Jackson Ward 4 Councilman Brian Grizzell did with the photo he posted on his Facebook page. 

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Cleared!

 A Madison County jury acquitted massage therapist Elecius Franklin of sexual battery in May.  

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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Steel-Hearted or Stupid?

 Meanwhile, over in Krygystan a few days ago......

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Sunday Sermon

 It's time for another edition of Sunday Sermon.  Every Sunday, JJ posts a sermon by one of Jackson's finest preachers, the late Dr. Frank Pollard of First Baptist Church, for readers who couldn't make to church today.  Dr. Pollard preached from Proverbs 12 today.  Enjoy. 

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Bill Crawford: Multiple Reasons to Call Special Session

 Remember back in July 2019 when Gov. Tate Reeves campaigned against increasing Mississippi gas taxes by 10 to 12 cents per gallon? 

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

Jackson Boil Water Notice Lifted

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Mayor Wants to Veto Court Veto of his Veto

Beaten but not broken, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba promised to fight for his right to veto no-votes of the Jackson City Council.  

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Friday, July 8, 2022

Arrest Made in Downtown Vandalism

The Capitol Police issued the following statement. 

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Boil Water Notice Lifted for Wells

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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They Shot Sonny

James Caan passed away yesterday.  Here's to you, Jonathon. 

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Live from Downtown: Court Vetoes Lumumba

Chancellor Slaps Down Lumumba, tyranny in Jackson

The war between Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and the City Council resumes today in Hinds County Chancery Court.  Special Guest Star Chancellor Larry Roberts will decide whether the Mayor can veto negative actions of the Council.   Watch the proceedings below as yours truly live-blogged the hearing. 

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Trash Talk: Let's Get Ready to Ruuuumble!!!

 or when is a veto not a veto? 

The Jackson City Council and Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba face each other in the courtroom today.  The issue: Can a Mayor veto a negative vote of the City Council? 

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Abortion Clinic Tries to go into OT

In a desperate bid to survive, Mississippi's only abortion clinic appealed to the Mississippi Supreme Court yesterday after a Special Chancellor upheld Mississippi's trigger law and six-week abortion ban.  The trigger  law shut down the clinic this week.   The appeal is posted below. 

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

16 Gets 30

 Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement.

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Mayor's Staff Addresses Water Crisis

 The Lumumba Administration is holding a press conference on the water crisis right now.  It is streamed live below. 

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CCJ Kidnappers Plead Guilty, More to Follow

 Hog-tied, terrified, and completely at the mercy of soulless savages is the nightmare of all who are grayed by the passage of time.   Such horror befell a Northeast Jackson elderly couple two years ago as their son's girlfriend directed a little gang of thugs to carjack her boyfriend and rob his wealthy parents at gunpoint in their home two years ago.  Thankfully, the wheels of justice are turning in the right direction. 

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Oops!

Nothing like media privilege, right, WLBT?

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2023 Red Snapper Season Endangered

 Senator Roger Wicker penned this column. 

Fishing for red snapper is a popular pastime on the Gulf Coast, one that brings together fishermen, boat makers, bait suppliers, and restaurant owners. This prosperous industry centers on three months of open fishing during the summer.

To my dismay, regulators in Washington are now proposing a rule that could cut Mississippi’s season down to two weeks without any sound science. If they succeed, the Gulf Coast will needlessly suffer.

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The Suicide Continues

 The Jackson City Council and Lumumba Administration discussed reopening the Grove Park golf course Tuesday.  Water plants are falling apart, the roads need work, everything is under a consent decree, yet Jackson's Solons want to waste money reopening a golf course it closed five years ago.  

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

No Comment

 The step-mother of an 11 year-old boy shot in the back yesterday posted this message on Facebook today. 

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JPS Update: Failing Upward Never Fails

 JPS hired who else but a disgraced CFO  to run the school system.  Check out the JPS press release:

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Veterans Home Moving out of West Jackson

 The Mississippi V.A. threw in the towel on staying in West Jackson.  This little request for quotes for professional services appeared in the Bureau of Buildings, Grounds, and Real Property Management's website.

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Robert St. John: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

 Last Friday I wrapped up a photo shoot for my new cookbook, “Mississippi Mornings.” It's a book I've wanted to write for almost a decade, and one I've been seriously contemplating for five or six years. Recipe testing finally began this past February and we got about halfway through the roster before I had to head to Europe for work. A week after my return in May we began recipe testing again. 

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Sid Salter: Mississippi's Open Primary System Debated Yet Again

 Last week’s Republican congressional primaries in Mississippi’s Third and Fourth congressional districts pointed up some political realities that should prove instructional for current office holders and those who might challenge them.

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Stupid Crook of the Day

 Knucklehead ______'ed around and found out.  

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Jackson Finally Issues Water Update

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Abortion Clinic Loses

Mississippi's only abortion clinic struck out in Hinds County Chancery Court today after Special Chancellor Debbra Halford denied its request to bar the state from enforcing a ban on almost all abortions.  The order is posted below.

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Lane Sentencing Postponed

 The wheels of justice won't turn for awhile as sentencing was postponed for convicted fraudster David Lane.  

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Round 2 of Dobbs is Today

Watch Hearing below

Update: The hearing concluded after 45 minutes.  Chancellor Halford said she would rule on the request for an injunction at a later time. 

The fight over Dobbs continues today in Hinds County Chancery Court as Mississippi's only abortion clinic squares off with the state of Mississippi in an effort to stay open. 

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Receiver Files Status Report in Lamar Adams Case

SEC Receiver Alysson Mills filed her status report in the Lamar Adams case last Friday.  The report is posted below.

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Monday, July 4, 2022

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Some people enjoy Independence Day with barbecues and fireworks.  Others like to well, wreck ____ as seen in the pictures below. 

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Free H2O for NE JXN Today

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Too Cool

Just a slow Hornet moving along. 

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City Council Considers Capitol Street Moratorium

 This little item appeared on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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Water Updates? What Water Updates?

As Jackson suffers more water problems, where is Jackson's leadership? 

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The Uncola

More than a few readers miss church during a holiday weekend.  Fireworks often beats fire and brimstone.   If you need a make-up sermon, enjoy the 1994 sermon presented below by the late Dr. Frank Pollard as he preached from Jude.  Yes, Jude, the shortest book in the Bible.  

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Bill Crawford: Amid Partisan Elections, a Request for Bipartisanship

 Interesting election results last week. One incumbent congressman, Steven Palazzo lost, while another came back and won, Michael Guest.

Did you know that in 40 states Michael Cassidy and Palazzo would have won?

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Express Grain Sold

 This post is a reprint of a story published on The Taxpayers' Channel website on June 23. 

This morning, a hearing was held by the Express Grain bankruptcy court on a motion filed by UMB Bank and Express Grain seeking clarification of the court's Sale Order. One of the issues needing clarification involves the 16th section land that part of the oil mill rests upon. The 16th section land is not owned outright by EG, but rather is subject to 99 year leases from the county and the public school district. Those leases expire July 2, 2046, and this creates some legal questions about the conveyance of EG's property to its new owners.

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D.L. Gardner: What's Your Number?

Media report the number of people killed overnight or every weekend in Chicago and other large cities, but usually not their names. Only those who know and care about those who are killed know their names. No one else wants to know. 

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Stripping in Jackson

Apparently the ARF rescues JPD as well as dogs.   Thieves stole a not so undercover truck out of the JPD impound lot this week but it turned up at the ARF albeit with some minor alterations.  

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Knife Fight at Sanderson Farms

 The Flowood Police Department issued the following statement. 

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Friday, July 1, 2022

The Return of the 90s

 Would anyone like to take a guess what movie comes back to the big screen next week? 

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Hearing in Abortion Clinic Case set for Tuesday

A hearing on the motion for preliminary injunction is scheduled for July 5 at 10 a.m. in the matter of Jackson Women’s Health Organization v. Dobbs et al, Cause No. 25CH1:22-cv-739 before Special Chancelor DebbraHalford in Courtroom No. 3 of the Hinds Chancery Courtroom

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Ewwwwww!

 Just another day on Northside Drive.

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Hwy 49 Project Almost Done

 MDOT issued the following statement and video. 

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Still Deadlocked

 Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney issued the following statement. 

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UMC Offers Free Cancer Screening for Women

UMC issued the following statement. 

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"Go Solve Your Own Crime"

 Murders often go unsolved as murders continue at record paces in Jackson.  CBS News took notice and came to Jackson last month.  The mothers of murder victims met with Jim Axelrod in what can only be described as a heartbreaking.  The tears still flowed long after the blood dried as the weeping women await justice in a city where too often justice is unknown.   The video is posted below. 

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Festival Won't Be Getting Freak On

Freakfest in Madison County is no more after a Chancellor barred the "event" from taking place this weekend.  A flyer promoted "Thee Biggest Pool Party & Adult Show" to take place at 965 Highway 16 W near Canton Sunday at noon.  People were going to par-tay until the Madison County Board of Supervisors and Sheriff found out about the diabolical floor show and decided to put a stop to it all. 

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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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