File this one under Party is only skin deep: North Mississippi Nabob Gray Tollison switches to the GOP

I had a good laugh yesterday courtesy of Jr’s comment on the post about that asshole masquerading as a school board member Michael Delesdernier because in all my time online with him, I’ve never ever seen an expletive used as Jr is squeaky clean that way.  Jr is upset with another lying sack of shit, former St Tammany assessor candidate Trey Blossman. So if Trey Blossman is a “pigfucker” I don’t know what that makes Mississippi State Senator Gray Tollison but it is something worse folks.  Before we get to that allow me to share the story behind how this story of North Mississippi jackassery made these pages sans Nowdy, who is greatly missed here.

I glanced at stats yesterday afternoon and noticed one of Nowdy’s archival posts on Obama’s belated  nominee to be US Attorney for  Mississippi Northern District in Felicia Adams getting some unusual traffic from the search string Gray Tollison divorce. I mention this because the early word was that ol’ Gray was Obama’s choice to be Northern District US Attorney. Yesterday, after standing for re-election Tuesday as a Democrat in Mississippi’s shrinking democrat country, Gray swapped parties.  I think if I were a voter in Oxpatch I’d be more than a little pissed about the bait and switch as Gray certainly likely would have drawn a democrat opponent if he had swapped parties pre-election.  The cut to the political partisans there had to be deep as we all witnessed the spectacle of Gray cuddled up with Boss Hogg yesterday making the announcement.

Duplicity and the Oxpatch bar is nothing new on these pages as these guys take the term ratfuck to a whole other level as we witnessed in the Scruggs prosecution, which the Tollison family had plenty to say about back in the day.  Hidden agendas and advancement of self-interest is the real story there and we saw it play out real-time yesterday at the news conference in Jackson. Continue reading “File this one under Party is only skin deep: North Mississippi Nabob Gray Tollison switches to the GOP”

La ferme pue pire que la route putes un vagin: “The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion” Part 3 Fin.

There is a way to look at the past. Don’t hide from it. It will not catch you–if you don’t repeat it

From Rural Delivery Magazine, March 2002 continued: (Part 1, Part 2)

The American partners had purchased nearly 200 acres of property west of the Tobeatic Wilderness protected area for their newest venture called Trout Point Lodge. The main lodge, a 3-story log cabin with 10 guest rooms, is assessed at $615,000. Leary told Rural Delivery that he and his partners spent more than $2 million on the venture which includes a mezzanine library, dining room, and two bars. The company planned to market directly to Americans seeking to combine a vacation with culinary instruction.

The July meeting seemed to be an opportunity for La Ferme d’ Acadie to regain ACOA’s confidence. It might have worked. But an unsigned and undated memo prepared after the meeting points out that Leary failed to mention a fairly significant detail…….

The incompetence at ACOA is stunning. Locally in Jefferson Parish you commonly see elected officials claim ignorance or incompetence as a reason the taxpayers are fleeced via scams like the Jefferson Parish canal bottoms scandal or the ongoing saga of the Performing Arts Center.  I can’t judge whether the bungling in Nova Scotia is willful as I and many others such as our own Gambitman suggest is the case in the Performing Arts Center debacle but the end result for the taxpayers is the same either way. In the case of Leary and ACOA the detail he failed to mention was the cheese plant was in the process of being sold as we continue: Continue reading “La ferme pue pire que la route putes un vagin: “The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion” Part 3 Fin.”

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel is right to seek permanent disbarment for former Judge Benge: An Imaangry guest post

I read the op-ed piece by James Gill the other day with some amusement. It was certainly a case of Mr. Gill trying to make the case for an apples vs. oranges comparison. But in this case, the subjects of his piece, former Judges Joan Benge and Hunter King, were both apples – bad ones.

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel has recommended that former Judge Joan Benge should be permanently disbarred as an attorney after she was removed as a judge in Jefferson Parish. Likewise, Hunter King was removed as a judge in Orleans Parish and was permanently disbarred. Benge’s dishonor came when she fixed a case for a lawyer who had a civil case in her court that had dubious merit. The attorney was a friend and campaign contributor. On the other hand, Hunter King required staff members to solicit campaign contributions for him, while working, then lied about it under oath.

How James Gill can find either of these former judge’s/lawyer’s conduct to be disparate is beyond me. In both instances, the judges used their position to corrupt the judicial system and obviously took the imperious view that they were above the law and would not be caught. Do we really want lawyers who admittedly cheat the system or lie to have the privilege of continuing to practice law among those who strive to stay within the bounds of the Rules of Professional Conduct and the law? I say “No.” Continue reading “The Office of Disciplinary Counsel is right to seek permanent disbarment for former Judge Benge: An Imaangry guest post”