Sunday, October 22, 2017

Food Fight!!!

Apparently you clowns want to have a discussion on last week's blow-up between White House Chief of Staff and former Marine Corps General John Kelly and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) over a phone call to a Gold Star family.  The video of General Kelly's comments are posted below. There were multiple attempts to hijack threads over the weekend so this post is just for you.  Have at it in the comments.

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College-town bars busted for selling booze to minors

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

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Learning to have confidence

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

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Eat at Joe's

This banner is literally flying around Tuscaloosa today:

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Huge freeze for Allen Smith's verdicts continues.

Ridgeland attorney Allen Smith, Jr. is suffering worse luck than a Mississippi State kicker in an Egg Bowl.  A Los Angeles judge reversed yet another huge talcom powder jury award for Mr. Smith and his clients.  Bloomberg reported today:

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Bill Crawford: Who is a real conservative?

Lots of political yammer about who’s a real conservative and who’s not.

So, how do you tell?

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Flashback Friday

Enjoy this 1970 clip of the LSU-Ole Miss game. It's pretty interesting to watch.

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You can't be serious.

Check out the latest rumor about Senator Thad Cochran.  Erick Erickson posted this on his website:

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Volunteers needed for Boo at the Zoo


Whether you can help set up or take down, greet guests, tell fortunes, assist trick or treaters through the park, help at a candy booth, scare ages 8 and up in the AAZK Haunted House, park cars, run supplies, or just have a special skill when it comes to events, the Jackson Zoo could use someone like you! Contact info for volunteers:

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Phil, this is no time to go wobbly.

"Remember George, this is no time to go wobbly"  
What Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said to President George Bush

Governor Phil Bryant is channeling his inner Tito and trying to find a "third way" in handling the takeover of Jackson Public Schools. The AP reported yesterday:

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Allen Smith's luck goes cold. Court reverses $72 million verdict.

A Missouri appeals court showed Ridgeland attorney Allen Smith, Jr. another reversal of a huge jury award in his talc powder jihad. Mr. Smith racked up an impressive series of wins in lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson in St. Louis over products liability claims involving talc powder. However, the U.S. Supreme Court threw a huge freeze over his success in one day. Reuters reported in June:

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Haley hustled? Stion closing.

Yet another one of Haley Barbour's green energy projects failed.  Stion announced it will close its Hattiesburg plant.  Greentech Media reported:

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Pearl & Canton rise, Rankin slips, JPS crashes.

Read 'em and weep. Today is the day for tears of joy and gnashing of teeth in Mississippi public schools.  The Mississippi Department of Education released its school ratings for the 2016-2017 school year.  Pearl and Canton rose, Rankin County slipped, and the rest of the Jackson metro area schools stayed the same as last year.

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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: 2017 Mississippi public school ratings

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following press release.

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The Cool Kids are back

The Cool Kids are back this week.  Y'all Politics published its list of the "Top 50 Influential People in Mississippi" and even had a fancy shindig for the winners earlier this week.  See the list. Not to be outdone, the Clarion-Ledger, actually Jimmie Gates published his list of the top politicos under the age of 35.  Since it is hidden behind a paywall, here is the list.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

GOP Chairman resigns

Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef resigned his position today. He submitted the following letter to Governor Phil Bryant.

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Denied!

The Mississippi Supreme Court rejected Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith's interlocutory appeal of the denial of a motion to dismiss by a Rankin County Circuit Judge.  His trial will begin as scheduled.  The order is posted below.

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Child traffickers arrested in Mississippi

The FBI issued the following statement.

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If at first you don't succeed, fail, fail again.

Alleged Belhaven Heights drug dealer Jennifer Leigh Williams is back in the slammer.

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Bigger Pie: PSC learns toward consumers


On October 5, 2017, the Public Service Commission approved the following language by a vote of 3-0 in Docket No. 2017-AD-112:

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A tale of two Ridgelands.

A study of the Ridgeland lodging market said that northern Ridgeland hotels enjoy a high occupancy rate.  The Ridgeland Tourism Commission commissioned Young Strategies of North Carolina to review the market.  Berkeley Young presented the study to the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen at a work session Monday night. He said the study showed the market was "a tale of two Ridgelands."

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ouch!

Biloxi made it too easy for Marshall Ramsey:

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Senator Cochran returns to Washington

Senator Thad Cochran issued the following statement.

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Medicare open enrollment begins.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney issued the following statement.

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Surprise! Ridgeland Aldermen extend hotel moratorium.

The Ridgeland Hotel Wars continue.  The Madison County Journal reported last week:

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The Fall of the Tribe of Hotty Toddy

And there arose to the north of Eden a tribe called the Hotty-Toddys, who were also called metros. And the Hotty-Toddys were very displeasing; they didst place centerpieces on their banquet tables, and didst exalt themselves much. And they didst glorify the southern kingdom of the past.



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Good guys stand up and fight.

JPD issued the following statement. 

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Ole Miss: We're sorry

Ole Miss and former Head Football Coach Houston Nutt issued the following statement today:

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You can't make this up.

The Rankin County trial for Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith has been moved to...... Halloween.  You really can't make this up. 

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War Eagle = Jail Bird

An Auburn fan didn't have a fun trip to Baton Rouge last weekend:

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Double shooting on Fortification Street

JPD issued the following statement and photo.

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Supes appoint Connie Cochran to library board.

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors appointed Connie Cochran to the Board of Trustees for the Jackson-Hinds Library System.  She will represent District 4.  She was approved on a unanimous vote.  She is the former Election Commissioner for District 4.  District 4 Supervisor Mike Morgan moved to appoint her.  District 1 Supervisor Robert Graham seconded the motion. 

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Senator Cochran has relapse.

Senator Thad Cochran issued the following statement. 

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D.A. tries to stop trial & bar domestic violence testimony.

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to stop his criminal while the Court considers his appeal of a motion to dismiss that was denied by Rankin County Circuit Judge John Emfinger.  The trial is scheduled to begin on October 23.  The Attorney General is prosecuting the District Attorney on two separate indictments for simple domestic violence, aggravated stalking, and robbery.  The two sides are also warring over whether testimony about alleged repeated incidents of domestic violence and drug use can be admitted as well.   Attorney John Reeves represents Smith. 

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hate it when this happens.

This is what happens when you become one with your Iphone.

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Bonds: Where the real action takes place.


Where can a good ole boy make an easy $20,000 without anyone knowing about it in Mississippi? Bond sales.  Eyes glaze over when bonds are mentioned.  Reporters who can barely add ignore the topic.  Politicians who can not add just trust their good ole boy friends to do right by them.  Adams County is a prime example of such a conundrum.  The  Mississippi Business Journal reported last week:

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Surprised in the Search

If you can't make it to church this morning, enjoy this sermon given by the late Dr. Frank Pollard. He preached from 1 Samuel 9:1-13. 

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bill Crawford: Here comes Amazon

Rural communities just thought Wal-Mart was the great job killer. Now comes Amazon.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Band director resigns over text messages

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

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Commission ok's Mumford's run for County Attorney

The Gerald Mumford campaign issued the following statement: 

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Land Sharks, Tide, & Bears, oh my.

Some Friday afternoon humor.

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Parent suing over teacher's alleged racist remark is in prison for fraud & owes $186,83 restitution.

Parents of a Northwest Rankin High School student sued the Rankin County School District and a substitute teacher in U.S. District Court for alleged racial comments made in a classroom.  They are represented by none other than attorney Carlos Moore. The Lindseys alleged:

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Thompson staffer in trouble again

Congressman Bennie Thompson's Chief of Staff can't seem to stay out of trouble.  Roll Call reported yesterday:

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Library to partially reopen.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney approved a limited reopening of the Eudora Welty library today after his staff inspected the building.

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Even the plants aren't safe.

JPD issued the following press release.

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And now a word from a sponsor

Well, make that a hoped-for sponsor.  This post may not be safe for work, kids or Land Shark fans.

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Nutt wants a rematch with Ole Miss.

Former Ole Miss Head Football Coach Houston Nutt, Jr. sued Ole Miss, IHL, and the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation in Lafayette County Circuit Court yesterday for breach of contract.  He filed a similar lawsuit in federal court but it was dismissed due to lack of jurisdiction. The lawsuit accuses Athletic Director Ross Bjork and Coach Hugh Freeze of defaming Nutt to the media.  This court fight has claimed its share of casualties, including the job of one Hugh Freeze.

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He's baaaaaaack.

A blast from the past has returned to Jackson.  Kwame Kenyatta is the Deputy Director in Public Works. 

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Woman busted for worker's comp fraud

Attorney Generalissimo Jim Hood issued the following statement yesterday. 

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hurst is new U.S. Attorney

The Justice Department issued the following press release.

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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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