I Understand Jorge Mas Santos has Appeared Publically with Obama in South Florida

I’m blessed to know several Cuban-Americans from South Florida and have been told Jose Mas along with his brother Jorge have appeared with and now endorsed Barack Obama for President. Nate Silver at his Five Thirty Eight blog has Florida leaning Dem. Without the normally conservative leaning Cuban Community McCain has no chance there.

Not that all Cuban-Americans agree of course. However their strength has always been in block voting. This year, my friends in South Florida are joining Sop in telling the Gop to take a hike. Something about immigration, xenophobia and racism along with a healthy dose of bad economy and Iraq……go figure.


Bubba Pierce’s New Out of State Friends Remain Defiant

You would think after being exposed for frauds and liars, Bubba Pierce would have his out of state friends crawl back under the rocks from which they live. Claiming they have a first amendment right to slander Oliver Diaz, Pierce’s friends at the LEAA have redoubled their efforts and WLOX is a willing accomplice continuing to air these misleading commercials. As Jesse Livermore noted a century ago money clouds decision making and the lure of advertising dollars evidently overrode fairness in advertising at WLOX. Jerry Mitchell at the Clarion Ledger has this continuing story:

An out-of-state group stands by its advertisement lambasting state Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz Jr. – despite a judicial committee condemnation of that ad.

The advertisement airing on television stations from Jackson to the Coast accused Diaz of being “the only one … voting for” two baby killers and another killer in three cases. Diaz, running for re-election against Chancery Judge Bubba Pierce, has called the accusations “lies.”

The Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention has concluded the ad violates the Code of Judicial Conduct. Continue reading “Bubba Pierce’s New Out of State Friends Remain Defiant”

Meantime in Poplarville Last Night

Dylan Favre broke the state high school passing TD record while two of his receivers went over 1,000 receiving yards for the season in last night’s win over Poplarville.  As I’ve said on this blog before, watching young Favre play is well worth the $5 admission. Congrats to Dylan and the Rocks for another successful season and of course we wish them much luck in the state playoffs.


This is Too Rich

I could offer a load of commentary but I won’t beyond saying meet the man’s whose dirt company will get the majority of the fill work at the Port of Gulfport. The comments to the story well convey public perception about both Mr Fore and the use of tasers and are worth a bit more than a grain of salt….

Gulfport businessman W.C. “Cotton” Fore faces misdemeanor charges after he allegedly assaulted an employee and was Tasered by Gulfport Police when they arrested him at his business Oct. 24.

Fore, 66, originally said he wanted to tell his side of the story, but decided instead to give only a brief statement Friday to the Sun Herald. Continue reading “This is Too Rich”

Anita Lee Gets Around To Reporting the Latest Rigsby News from Alabama

There has literally been more news lately than even the Sun Herald can pack into a daily edition. My faithful blog partner Nowdy detailed crazy Judge Acker’s latest rulings on Thursday here, here and here. Today we get Anita Lee’s report:

Two former insurance adjusters for State Farm will stand trial before a federal judge who earlier this week determined they breached employment contracts when they copied thousands of insurance records in an attempt to prove policyholders were being cheated after Hurricane Katrina.

The two, Ocean Springs sisters Cori and Kerri Rigsby, adjusted State Farm claims for their employer, independent adjusting firm E.A. Renfroe of Alabama. Renfroe sued them in 2006, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Alabama Trade Secrets Act. Continue reading “Anita Lee Gets Around To Reporting the Latest Rigsby News from Alabama”

Another Beef Plant Crook Gets His Sentence

No not Ronnie Musgrove, just another one of his campaign finance “friends”, like the folks from Georgia our current Democratic Senatorial candidate shook down. If the last two Rasmunsen polls are right we won’t have to worry about this toe sucking, board appointment selling, beef plant profiting miscreant sullying the halls of the US Senate with the stench of modern day corruption.

The Clarion Ledger has the story:

A refrigeration salesman has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for his role in a failed beef plant that cost Mississippi taxpayers millions.

The Mississippi Beef Processors plant in Oakland closed in 2004 just three months after it opened. Mississippi was stuck with $55 million in state-backed loans.

James A. Draper, from Mount Juliet, Tenn., was convicted of fraud and money laundering. Continue reading “Another Beef Plant Crook Gets His Sentence”

We Broke It on Slabbed First and Now It’s Official: The Mockingbird Remains Open

Jean Larroux from the Lagniappe Church was kind enough to stop in yesterday with us to share the good community news that Alicein and Martin Chambers had decided to keep plugging along with their coffee shop/eatery with an assist from Jeennie Deen at Peoples Bank. Here is the Sun Herald story on the change of events and here is Jean’s blog entry which contains a fair amount of detail for those so interested.

If you have been to Bay St. Louis as a volunteer then there is a good chance that you have spent the better part of one or many evenings enjoying the porch and the culture that surrounds the Mockingbird. I recounted to Martin (one of the owners) how I hoped that one day Lagniappe would be as beloved as the cafe’. It may be hard to get your mind around, but as Jean IV recounted to me, “Dad, there were hundreds of people there Thursday night- everyone was there.

He is right about the everybody, I understand even Henry the Great was there. 😉 Continue reading “We Broke It on Slabbed First and Now It’s Official: The Mockingbird Remains Open”