Welp, the online community here at Slabbed managed to cause a major shitstorm as we rang-out the old year in style:
When the reporter went to Strickland’s office, he said: “Get out of my office. Get out of my office. This is private property. Get out, get out, get out.… Let me call the cops.”
Who is this man, Morris Strickland that personally oversaw a major financial catastrophe that now would have Hospital retirees bankrupted? Before I answer that we must visit with this:
Anita was kind enough to credit Slabbed, something the Times Picayune in New Orleans regularly does when warranted because after all, Slabbed is considered an authoritative news source around these parts but this really is too rich. April’s story is political spin as the Jackson County Board of Supervisors try to make it appear they are actually in front of their illegal trustee problem. In the process they also admit they knew about the problem for months and did nothing about it. I’m personally reminded of the late great Molly Ivins because I think it applies over Jackson County way in spades:
As they say around the Texas Legislature, if you can’t drink their whiskey, screw their women, take their money, and vote against ’em anyway, you don’t belong in office.
So who is Morris Strickland? I think RFP nailed it in comments myself:
The bottom line here as we head into our 2015 Mississippi election season is in Jackson County, the Supervisors role is to contain the disaster, covering up as much as possible. In doing so they betray their disdain for the very people that elect them treating the voters like hayseeds when in fact everyone knows exactly who the hayseeds are in this disaster. Preserving the money train politely known as campaign cash that it takes for these pols to get reelected makes people do strange things is all I can figure. Commenter Pravda illustrated that concept in a John McKay fundraiser that was hosted in part by Morris Strickland. Per April Havens’ story linked above McKay:
Ross said he called McKay about the issue, and McKay indicated he’s known “for about six months” that Strickland moved.
Ross said he’s not sure if Strickland officially alerted the board of supervisors to his change of address.
If you are a SRHS retiree that is fixing to get screwed, my best advice is to not trust any politician in Jackson County government as their interest lies in covering the whole deal up as much as possible. The implications are terrible because my crystal ball tells me the only way people can be made anywhere close to whole lies with these same people.
Morris Strickland was right about one thing though because SRHS is not a DMR. Its worse in fact, far worse.