Sunday, August 7, 2022

Shaming the Fat-Pride

 Bill Maher took on a subject no one wants to talk about Friday night: obesity.  Few say anything about the obesity crisis as no one wants to incur the wrath of the outrage mob.  Indeed, the Fat Pride crowd wants to rewrite science in Soviet style so they can hide the destructive nature of their behavior.  Check out what Maher had to say below. 

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Faith v. Reason

Faith versus reason is an old debate, stretching back to the beginning of human history.  The late Dr. Frank Pollard took up the ancient question in the 1994 sermon posted below.  Enjoy the sermon. 

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Bill Crawford: Firefighter Shortage Shows Need for Rural Plan

Mississippi remains mostly rural. Rural areas continue to struggle. New issues continue to arise. Still the state appears to have no comprehensive plan to aid rural areas.

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Flashback: Cutting Off the Cutoffs

Warning: This post may be considered disinformation by the Lumumba Administration. 

What the hell is going on in Jackson? Readers may remember a year ago that Jackson was supposed to start cutting off delinquent water accounts.  JJ reported July 12, 2021

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Express Grain Drops Appeal

 This post is reprinted with the permission of the Taxpayer's Channel in Greenwood. 

Express Grain has dropped its appeal of the revocation of its licenses to carry on business as a grain warehouse and grain dealer. The licenses were revoked by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce after a finding of fraud committed by Express Grain in the mandated audit reports which were provided by EG to MDAC for its license renewal in mid-2021.

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No Comment!

 Meanwhile, back in the old neighborhood....

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D.L. Gardner: Mandate Wars

 At this point the war could go either way. For the past two-plus years authorities from the federal level to state and local levels as well as corporate and institutional levels have been winning the mandate war. Why do we have to sit six feet apart, wear masks, and take shots with experimental ingredients? The “science” no longer supports wholesale one-size-fits-all mandates on everyone. Cue the lawyers.

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Friday, August 5, 2022

Restaurant Owner Speaks out on Water Crisis

 Aplos and Manship owner Steven O'Neill has a few things to say this morning about the Jackson water crisis. 

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Watson Takes on Biden

 Secretary of State Michael Watson issued the following statement. 

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Flashback Friday: Sheldon Harris

 Once upon a time, you might have noticed an old man who rolled the rubico tennis courts at Battlefield Park every day.  That elderly whippersnapper was Battlefield's tennis pro, Sheldon Harris.  Mr. Harris and his two-handed forehand were a fixture on the Jackson tennis scene well into his golden years.  

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Blue Cross Fires Away at UMMC, Mississippi Today, & Supertalk

Blue Cross took off the gloves and put on the brass knuckles Wednesday in its court fight with UMMC.  The health insurer subpoenaed all communications between the hospital, Mississippi Today, and Supertalk FM Wednesday as it seeks to prove UMMC officials defamed Blue Cross.

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Wendy White for Circuit Judge (District 2)

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Airplane Lands Safely on Madison Avenue

 The Madison Police Department issued the following statement and pictures. 

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SEC Sues Pelahatchie Pig Lady in Ponzi scheme

 The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following statement on August 1. 

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Fox Convicted

The jury convicted Anthony Fox of manslaughter by Culpable Negligence in the death of George Robinson when he was a Jackson police officer. 

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Funny of the Day

The Bangor Police Department (yes, Bangor, Maine), posted the following statement on Facebook.

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Keep Boiling

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

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Unused Cellphones Cost State $$$$

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Sheriff: Monitor Infected Jail with Covid

Hinds County Sheriff issued the following statement yesterday about the Federal takeover of the Raymond Detention Center. 

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Restaurant Owners go to City Hall

 Several Jackson restaurant owners are at Jackson City Hall to discuss the city's water problems with the Ad Hoc Water Committee.  The video is posted below.  All Council Members but Stokes and Grizzell are present.  Mayor Lumumba appeared for less than two minutes at the beginning of the meeting, explaining he had to leave because he had to attend another meeting.  The only Lumumba Administration official to attend the meeting was City Attorney Tori Martin.

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Airport Board Tries....and Fails to Hold yet Another Meeting

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Commissioners tried yet again to hold a meeting yesterday but were unable to do so as it was unable to reach a quorum. Left undecided were resolutions to raise parking rates, hire Yolanda McElroy for $90,000,  and renew the lobbying contract for $100,000,

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JPD Issues Night Driving Warning

 JPD issued the following safety tips for driving at night in Jackson. 

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Robert St. John: Support Your Local Catfish House

We are a nation of regional dining concepts and local dishes. Chicago has deep-dish pizza parlors. New Orleans has po-boy shops. Ohio has chili parlors. Maine has lobster shacks. South Florida has crab shacks. Maryland also has crab shacks (there are a lot of shacks in regional dining). Oyster bars are scattered across the Gulf states, and barbeque concepts are spread across the South. You’ll find vinegar-based barbeque in North Carolina, sweet sauce in Georgia, spicy sauce in Tennessee, white sauce in Alabama, and almost all that sauce will be slathered on pork. In Texas beef brisket is king. Most of the best barbeque in those areas is served— again— in shacks.

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Sid Salter: Air Conditioning Prisons is Measure of Both Basic Humanity & Business Acumen

 Those who are like me old enough to remember life before air conditioning in the Deep South often flinch a bit when passionate, well-meaning young prison reformers launch into a lecture about the cruelties of operating state prisons without the benefit of that comfort.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Wooten Tries to Shut Everyone Up

 Hinds County Circuit Judge Adrienne Wooten cleared the courtroom today and tried to place everyone under a gag order in the Anthony Fox trial.  

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Dan Berger: Savignon Blanc

       One of the world's greatest grapes, sauvignon blanc, has suffered enough indignities over the years to qualify as a survivor -- though the accolades it has received recently make it seem as if it's always been a star.

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Mayor Explains Water System Challenges

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba objected to the Mississippi State Health Department's boil water notice issued Friday for the city of Jackson.  Mayor Lumumba issued a statement that explains his position as well as the challenges currently facing Jackson's water treatment plants. The statement is posted below. 

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Accused Killer of Pregnant Woman Indicted

 The wheels of justice may turn slowly but turning they are after a Hinds County grand jury indicted Joseph Brown on July 22 for murder, aggravated assault, drive-by shooting, and shooting into a vehicle in the death of a woman and her unborn child at a Beasley Road gas station last December.  

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Monday, August 1, 2022

UMC Experts Explain Rare Bacterium found on Mississippi Gulf Coast

 Ruth Cummins authored the following press release for UMC. 

A rare bacterium discovered on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is here to stay. It can’t be killed.

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Bread & Circuses

The city of Jackson did not issue a boil water notice until late Saturday afternoon, a full day after the Mississippi State Department of Health issued its own notice. One would think Mayor Lumumba might have been troubled enough to brief his subjects or issue a boil water notice much sooner but he was tied up with more important affairs of state Saturday:

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Pelahatchie Woman Gets 10 Years in Murder for Hire Plot

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Mayor Objects to Boil Water Notice

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba strongly objected to the State Health Department's boil water notice for all surface water connections in Jackson at his weekly press conference today.  The presser is streamed below. 

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Ex-Natchez Employees Indicted for Embezzlement

 State Auditor Shad White issued the following statement. 

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Nearly 500,000 Kids to Get Pandemic Benefits

 The Mississippi Department of Human Services issued the following statement. 

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JJ Wins Public Records Fight Against Airport

 JJ won another round at the Mississippi Ethics Commission after the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority tried to keep yours truly from looking at the minutes last year.   

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Good Grief!

 A frustrated Jeff Good took to the pages of social media after the Mississippi State Department of Health issued a boil water notice for Jackson Friday afternoon.  The barrage of boil water notices, low pressure, and conservation notices are making life hell for Jackson's restaurants.   Mr. Good practically shrieked on Facebook Saturday: 

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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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