Looks like Chokwe Junior decided to pass off a quote from Frantz Fanon's "The Wretched of the Earth" as his own in in the first sentence of his speech yesterday. See for yourself.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Mayor's passing. One candidate after another announcing he is running for the office. Fraziers going to jail. St. Andrews smack. The Legislature. We need a break. Introducing Margaret Wood. This post is not safe for work, kids, Y'all Politics, or Cottonchicken.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Jr. announced he is a candidate at a press conference this evening in front of City Hall and a crowd of enthusiastic supporters. Mr. Lumumba's sister and wife introduced him to the crowd. Ridgeland resident Safiya Omari opened the press conference by leading the crowd in a chant of "One City, One destiny".
Monday, March 10, 2014
Former Mayor Harvey Johnson announced his candidacy today in front of Smith Robertson Museum. He touted his experience and a list of accomplishments during his three terms. There were a few lighthearted moments as he responded to questions from the media.
The Mayor's race is moving along. Councilman Tony Yarber is jumping into the race. If you have never heard him before, here are recordings of two appearances he made on my radio show. Listen and form your own opinions. They are embedded in Flash so if you don't see them on an Apple product, use a Flash app.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Update: Priester holding press conference Tuesday at 2:00 PM. JJ was left off the media email list. Looks like we are persona non grata to the Priester crowd.
The contendah's are jumping in now. Harvey is in. Horhn is in. Melvin Priester, Jr. told his congregation this morning he is running for Mayor. Yarber is in. No word out of the other Junior, Regina Quinn, or heavy favorite Possum James. Nothing out of Lee but he is chomping at the bit. Here are some images sent to me already today of push cards and other campaign paraphenalia. The results of the online poll are posted below as well.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
No, this is not a new Dr. Seuss story. The administration at Saint Andrew's school sent out the following email to students concerning the Yik Yak threat. JJ has learned administrations at other local schools have taken similar actions. Going too far or not far enough? Read for yourself and decide.
A new robocall that went out tonight in Madison County attacks supervisor Gerald Steen as standing against economic development. It even asks if he is going to be the Kenneth Stokes of Madison County. Listen for yourself below .
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The New York Times published a very entertaining story on three yewts who found their way to playing basketball for Jones Junior College after growing up in Brooklyn. Going from Brooklyn to Catfish Friday's in Jones County. Read on.
Collection of all posts on Frazier case
Sentencing is scheduled for today in U.S. District Court for Austin, Clairborne, and C.E. Frazier, Jr. C.E., Jr. is the father of Austin and Claiborne. Austin and C.E. pleaded guilty to one count of "conspiracy to commit bank fraud, mail fraud and/or wire fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371". The crime carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, $250,000 fine, and supervised release of not more than three years. Claiborne pleaded guilty to one count of "conspiracy to commit bank, mail and/or wire fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1349." The charge carries a maximum sentence of thirty years in prison, $250,000 fine, and supervised release for a term of five years. Earlier post with copy of indictment. However, Claiborne filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea last week. He is represented by Cynthia Stewart.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
SB #2629 passed House Judiciary "B" Committee this morning. The bill makes it easier for law enforcement to pursue felony convictions of domestic violence. The bill allows police to charge someone with aggravated domestic violence without an affidavit from the victim. Senator Will Longwitz sponsored the bill. JJ reported last month:
Looks like we have a food fight over in the animal rescue community. A woman who operates the Madison Ark filed a petition for a restraining order against several individuals. She accused them of hacking into her email, sending phony information to law enforcement to encourage prosecutions against her, and other dastardly deeds. One defendant had none of it and filed a counterclaim against her that alleged stalking and defamation. She also asked for a restraining order against the plaintiffs. Hmmm.... they ask for restraining orders against each other? The claims are posted below and well, are interesting to read.
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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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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.
Note: Security provided by INS.