Dr. Conaway, like you’ve never seen him…..

For many down on the coast there is a real disconnect between the political happenings in Jackson and most of the locals. That is especially true in Hancock Parish, which far more identifies with the state of Louisiana than it does with Mississippi culturally. That doesn’t mean there aren’t locals that are active in Mississippi state politics but what happens in Jackson has always tended to stay in Jackson. Enter Jackson Jambalaya.

Kingfish does a great job covering the Jackson area and one of the places that he adds real value is covering the multitude of state boards, a true shadow government that even successfully resisted Phil Bryant’s best efforts to rein in. Late yesterday Kingfish put the spotlight on the Dental Board which Dr. Conaway currently chairs. That look did not reflect well on Dr. Conaway, who apparently lacks the temperament for the trade as Kingfish’s video of his very bad treatment of a citizen attempting to make public comment on an agenda item at last month’s meeting illustrates.

Here is a very small sampling of how the good folks up in Jackson see the Doc: Continue reading “Dr. Conaway, like you’ve never seen him…..”

Sources: Prominent Local Politician Subject of Indictment Rumors

I have a very reliable source with knowledge of the greater New Orleans political scene that keeps telling me to run a certain name through the PACER criminal section. Knowing this particular politician, who has been featured prominently on these pages through time, neither the rumor (indictment rumors are notoriously unreliable) nor an eventual indictment would surprise me. Since it is a rumor I will not mention any names but I am checking PACER faithfully. Stay tuned.

Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: Trump – Dumb Like a Fox

Posted on December 27, 2018
Just when you think the best you can expect from our President is that he get through the day without mistaking the Queen of England for the Dalai Lama, Trump hits a policy bullseye.

Specifically, on December 19, 2018, out of the blue, Trump announces the transfer of 2,000 American troops out of Syria. I love the move. I know it’s a fabulous idea because “the let’s fight one more war for Israel” crowd is apoplectic. Anything that causes them heartburn gives me the warm fuzzies.

What we’re talking about is Iran, or Persia, as it has been known for millennia, and its position in the mideast vis-a-vis Israel. The Persians in Iran and the Jews in Israel represent two of the great cultures and contributors to civilization in world history. They have one thing in common… each of these peoples wants at least 200% per cent of what they are justly entitled to. Ergo, enmity and conflict between them.

The winning political formula in Israeli politics is to magnify the threat from outside actors and promise to hit “preemptively” any threat real or imagined. At the same time, keep the US suffocatingly (for US) close by having American friends of Israel throw massive resources into the American political process earmarked to insure that the US finishes problems that Israel starts.

Pretty cool gig if you can pull it off. Israel gets massive US Aid and points us in the direction of countries they would like us to fight. They got their way with the war with Iraq in 2003. Check out Benjamin Netanyahu’s Testimony before a US House Committee September 12, 2002, one year after 9/11. Netanyahu was more than willing to hold our coat while the USA gave Saddam a good thrashing. The fact that there were no “weapons of mass destruction” as Netanyahu promised… well, details, details. C’est la vie. Nobody’s perfect.

Trump’s move to pull troops out of Syria was a not so subtle message to Netanyahu and Adelson and their indentured servants in the US like Bolton, Pompeo, Rubio, Cruz, Graham, and Cotton that he’s hip to the scam. Having our troops operating in Syria where they were likely to encounter Iranian forces who were there by invitation of the Syrian Government ran the risk of giving the “let’s fight one more war for Israel” crowd something to pitch a bitch about. As soon as there was a US casualty…allegedly at the hands of Iran…well, you can imagine the indignant speeches on the floor of the US Senate from Joe Lieberman wannabes. Continue Reading……..