Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Cannizaro canned.

Mississippi State University Head Baseball Coah Andy Cannizaro was abruptly fired yesterday. Ole Miss fans are going to have a field day with this one. 

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Violent ends

The New Rockstars dissected the new latest Westworld trailer on its Youtube channel.  Some interesting theories were presented and keen observations were made.  Why was the Man in Black allowed to live? Enjoy.

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Oops!

Yet another car crashed into a building:

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Reeves unveils billion dollar infrastructure plan.

UPDATE: The bill, SB# 3046, is posted below. 

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement.  

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Best & Brightest on display

Although this incident took place nearly a year ago, the pictures are just now making the rounds in social media.  The website, Big League Politics, posted photos of  graffiti of the uncouth variety that was painted in the Christian Center.  Millsaps students painted the graffiti at the encouragement of a professor or two and proudly stood by their work:

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Pelahatchie aldermen meet on.... Saturday morning

The Pelahatchie Board of Aldermen met on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM.  The notice was posted on the doors of City Hall Thursday.  It is unheard of to hear of a city council or board of aldermen meeting on a Saturday morning absent an emergency or to approve a bill that requires immediate payment.  However, such was not the case as the war between Mayor Ryshanda Beechem and the Aldermen continued.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Grand jury to meet in Fortification St. murder case

JJ has learned that the Hinds County grand jury will decide Tuesday whether to indict the three suspects in the murder of Chelsie Kirschten.   

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Sunday Morning Sermon

If you can't make it to church this morning. enjoy this sermon given by the late Dr. Frank Pollard from 1986. 

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Bill Crawford: Trumponomics pushes interests costs higher than SS and Medicare

Basic math and what the Wall Street Journal calls "Trumponomics" are headed for a brutal collision.

Here's why.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

@$*# the Fat Man

GRRM posted an update on when we can expect The Winds of Winter to be published on his blog.  CNET reported:

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Checking the 990's

Posted below are the 990's of  Mississippi Action for Progress, Parents for Public Schools, Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Mississippi High School Activities Association, and the Central Mississippi Civic Improvement Association.  Enjoy.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Crony capitalism reigns at the Capitol

The Mississippi Hospital Association said bend the knee and the Mississippi House of Representatives did so.  It is not known if knee pads were worn.  Larrison Campbell reported in Mississippi Today on February 8:

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Gipson defends gun rights bill.

State Representative Andy Gipson issued the following statement.

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Graduation rate rises

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.

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Irony

The Northside Sun has waged war  for years against crony capitalism and government subsidies for businesses.  Imagine the Kingfish's surprise when he read this column by the publisher last week:

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MDOC busts 2 guards in prison shakedown

MDOC issued the following press release and photos.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Good guys win a round

Submit this post to the Lead Laxative Report.  A Jackson hoodlum found out yesterday that crime does pay..... in lead.  JPD issued the following statement. 

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Mississippi bail bondsman reported Cruz to Feds.

The Broward County high school killer warned a Mississippi bail bondsman he was going to shoot up a school last fall.  Nikolas Cruz made a comment on a video produced by Ben Bennight on Youtube last summer.  Mr. Bennight tells the story in the video posted below.  The bail bondsman contacted the FBI as he should have done.  He tells his story in the video and also shows screenshots of Cruz's comments. 

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D.A. appeals suspect's release to Supremes in Fortification Street murder case

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith asked the Mississippi Supreme Court yesterday to order Hinds County Senior Circuit Judge Tomie Green to hold a hearing on the release of Nicholas Coats.  Nicholas Coats was arrested and charged with the murder of Chelsie Kirschten on Fortification Street in October.  County Court Judge William Skinner denied bond for Coats but ordered him to be released if he was not indicted within 90 days.  Coats was released from the Raymond Detention Center on January 10.

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Throwback Thursday

I found this matchbook while cleaning out stuff last night. Let's see who can figure out what this is without cheating on the internet. 

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!


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Bigger Pie Forum: Customers are outgunned by utilities

Einstein is said to have said: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over. And expecting different Albert Einsteinoutcomes.” This was the lede in an earlier article about public education. (Fortunately, education is changing.) It also applies to the Mississippi Public Service Commission and the Mississippi Legislature. They haven’t changed in response to the Kemper lignite plant fiasco.

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Out of line? We report, you decide.

Update: Guard is rehired. 

Some supporters of the Mississippi state flag showed up at the Civil Rights Museum last weekend to protest in favor of the flag.  A security guard had a mild confrontation with them that consisted of a bunch of jawing back and forth although he did grab a stick bearing a flag for a brief moment.  The videos of the latest drama are posted below.   He lost his job. Should he have been fired?

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State issues warning on chronic wasting disease

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Skimmer found at bank ATM

The Madison Police Department issued the following press release.

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Medical Board withdraws opioid amendments.

The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure withdrew its proposed opioid from the Secretary of State's website today.  This action comes as no surprise since the Board passed a revised version of the amendments at its February 1 meeting.  Expect the updated amendments to Regulation 2640 to be filed soon.  The notice is posted below.

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Charters beat Southern Poverty Law Center

Hinds County Chancellor Dewayne Thomas upheld the constitutionality of charter schools today and dealt a blow to the Southern Poverty Law Center's attempt to outlaw charter schools.

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Families First helps disaster victims



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Happy Mardi Gras!

Some people think Mardi Gras is bad now, check out this headline from 89 years ago when six people were killed.

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DPS caught lying when it fired trooper.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety's attempt to purge a sissy from its ranks failed last week when the Mississippi Employee Appeals Board ordered DPS to reinstate a fired trooper with back-pay and benefits.  The Board ruled that DPS illegally fired Sergeant James Richards for taking prescription medications after he had major hip replacement surgery.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Free money!!!

Posted on Craigslist Jackson tonight:

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Medical Board defends hiring Dr. Cleveland

The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure issued the following press release.

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Washington: McBride took picture of murdered Kingston Frazier

Byron McBride took a picture of a murdered 6 year-old Kingston Frazier and then showed it to Dwan Wakefield and D'Allen Washington according to Washington's testimony in Madison County Circuit Court on February 5.   Washington pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to kidnapping.  Judge William Chapman accepted the guilty plea.  The transcript of the hearing is posted below.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Showing the love

From our Ward 3 Councilman:

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Gambling with your Destiny

The late Dr. Frank Pollard preached from Acts 24:24-27 in this 1986 sermon.  Enjoy this sermon if you can't make it to church this morning. 

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Oops!

Federal Railroad Administration Deputy Administrator Heath Hall was forced to resign his position yesterday after Politico questioned the activities of a public relations company he owns in Mississippi, Strategic Marketing Group.  Mr. Hall is a resident of Madison County.  Politico reported:

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Checking the 990's.

JJ posted the tax returns of Mississippi non-profits and charities for the better part of a year several years ago.  JJ is re-firing that project and posted several 990's below.  More will be posted next week.  Today's installment includes Farm Bureau Federation of Mississippi, Mississippi Children's Museum, Friends of Children of Mississippi, Mississippi Center for Justice, and the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency . Enjoy. 

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Dam busts in Rankin County

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement and pictures. 

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Friday, February 9, 2018

HS girl kidnapped at bus stop

JPD issued the following statement.

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Gipson defends gun rights bill.

State Representative published the following post on Mississippi Truth Journal about the "Gun Lawsuit Bill", HB# 1083:

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Jackson VA one of the worst

The Veteran's Administration issued the following press release.

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Is the termination discrimination?

Same song, second, third, and fourth verse.  Our old friend, Fisher Construction, is back with more claims of discrimination after it was fired for not performing work for the contractor that has the Jackson sludge-removal contract.  The Clarion-Ledger reported Tuesday:

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wakefield will be tried as an adult.

D'Wan Wakefield, Jr. will be tried as an adult in the murder case of 6 year-old Kingston Frazier. Madison County Court Judge Staci O'Neal certified Wakefield as an adult today and transferred his case to Madison County Circuit Court.  Wakefield was 17 years-old when Frazier was murdered.  He was arrested and charged with Capital Murder but District Attorney Michael Guest said he will be probably be indicted for accessory after the fact- murder.  Wakefield is currently free on a $250,000 bond. 

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Voucher bill dies in Senate

Leftenent Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement. 

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Smith Park perks up

The rehabilitation of Smith Park moves forward.  Check out these photos that were shot at the end of January.

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Madison releases annual crime stats.

The Madison Police Department issued the following press release.

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Sheriff's sexual harassment trials continued to fall.

The sexual harassment trial in Tomeka Barnes and Cheryl Matory v. Victor Mason and Hinds County et al has been postponed until November in U.S. District Court.  Magistrate Judge Robert Walker issued the following scheduling order on January 18:

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Meet the new horse & buggy

Start kissing the cd goodbye.  Billboard reported yesterday:

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Witnesses: Parish "was getting chased around the car" by McDonald

Witnesses to the shooting of 17 year-old Charles McDonald testified that he chased Wayne Parish and grabbed his gun when he was shot to death by Parish in July 2016.  One witness also stated that Parish had scratch marks on his arms and  hands that were inflicted by McDonald.   Parish shot and killed 17 year-old Charles McDonald, Jr.  during a struggle over a gun at Performance Oil on McDowell Road on July 21, 2016  A grand jury indicted Parish for murder but Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith remanded the case last week.  However, McDonald's mother is still pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit against Parish in Hinds County Circuit Court. 

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Bigger Pie Forum: Medicaid Primer Part 2.

Medicaid is and will be for many years to come a critical issue for Mississippi and its government. There a BPF View - Medicaid 101: Part IIwill be considerable discussion about Medicaid managed care during the current Mississippi Legislative Session. Medicaid managed care has been in the news since last summer when the Mississippi Division of Medicaid re-competed and awarded new Medicaid managed care contracts to two existing vendors, Magnolia Health and United Healthcare Community Plan and a new vendor, Molina Healthcare. Seven vendors vied for three slots in the open competition. Two of the loosing vendors, Amerigroup and Mississippi True (a provider sponsored plan backed by over 60 hospitals and the Mississippi Hospital Association) filed protests and then lawsuits for rebid of the contracts. Amerigroup subsequently withdrew its protest and lawsuit. Mississippi True is still pursuing theirs.

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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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