Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: Do The Right Thing Joe

Someone has got to tell Joe Biden to do the right thing.

Joe, you helped Obama win two terms and you beat Trump. Good for you. But, imagining you as President seven years from now is a bridge too far. In fact the very thought of a total of eight years of President Joe Biden, the guy I voted for, gives me the heebee-geebees.

Here’s what you have to do, Joe. On January 21, 2022, which is the one year anniversary of your Inauguration, go on TV and make the following statement.

“I SHALL NOT SEEK, NOR WILL I ACCEPT, THE NOMINATION OF MY PARTY FOR ANOTHER TERM AS YOUR PRESIDENT.”

Those were the exact words used by President Lyndon Johnson on March 31, 1968, seven months before the 1968 Presidential Election. Johnson was losing public support over the Viet Nam War and did what he thought was best for the Country and his Party at the time. Johnson’s announcement stabilized his poll numbers and he finished his term at just under 50% Job Approval. Not bad given the tumultuous Sixties and the War.

Joe Biden is a fighter and a patriot, I’m sure it goes against every instinct in his being to make such an announcement one year into his presidency. But, its not about what’s good for Joe anymore, its about the country and maintaining a viable two party system in the Congress. Continue Reading……

December 2021……

Seems like the whole year blew by in an instant folks. For our part we’ve been spending the last 9 weeks training to complete our first half marathon. With the successful completion of our ten mile day on Sunday, we’re ready to go, the only open question being how fast we can make the trek on raceday.

There have been a few times I actually missed Slabbed during that time period, such as when Dave Elliot showed some ass with Anita Lee over his out of state car tag. Dave sunk to a new low there but we really need to tackle the other controversy he stirred as buried in his remarks is the concept of self selection bias and that is worth exploring when time allows.

Of course Meggan Gray being an anti-vaxer made for some fun local jackassery we also missed out on. (Hint to Meggan, the Pope said to get the vaccine so claiming a religious exemption was pretty retarded.)

Anchor talent starved WVVX snapped Gray up pretty quickly. We’re still monitoring both TV stations but with the advent of streaming we still watch the NOLA TV news as the larger market stations have far more resources and seem less politically-agenda driven than WLOX in particular.

There have been other things happening as well. This month we’ll peel back a few layers on Hancock Port and Harbor as there were some major changes made in the leadership of that particular county agency in the Summer of 2020 that flew way under the radar with the pandemic raging and such.

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Other Voices | Lana Noonan: What Does Government Cost in Hancock County This Month?

It’s bill paying time all over the county of Hancock this week and next as all 3 cities, the county, and the 2 school districts publish their claim dockets on their agendas.

Bay St. Louis, Waveland and Diamondhead all have their first meetings of November tonight.

Bay St. Louis at 5:30pm in their council chambers behind the shell station at Highway 90 and Main St.

Waveland at 6:30pm at board room in city hall on Coleman Avenue

Diamondhead at 6:00pm at city hall in Diamondhead

The Hancock County Board of supervisors met yesterday, Nov. 1,  at 9:00am at government complex on Highway 90 in Bay St. Louis.  All of their meetings are archived for viewing by gong to their website, click on supervisors, agendas, and select meeting date.

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Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: Bannon!

I’ve always liked Steve Bannon.

We’ve got a bit in common. We’re both mostly Irish and mostly, Catholic. Bannon went to high school with Benedictine Catholic Monks in Richmond, VA. I attended most of the Jesuit Colleges on the East Coast graduating from one of them. Bannon was elected President of the Student Body at Virginia Tech, in Harrisonburg, VA. I was elected to the student council from my home room in high school….ok, ok no big deal, but I beat the Class President and the Class Valedictorian in a three person race.

So, put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Bannon calls himself a nationalist populist. I call myself an Obama-Pelosi Democrat with emphasis on staying out of unnecessary Mideast wars urged upon us by Israel and her, bought and paid for, friends in Congress. I know they’re “bought and paid for” because Tom Friedman of the Times said they were and Tom loves Israel more than life itself.

Bannon talks too much and often makes enemies. Chicken libs (a chicken lib is unwilling to criticize Israel ever) love to take shots at Bannon. Organized commenters (its called Hasbara, from the Hebrew) join the fray to vile excess. Their “real” gripe: Bannon supposedly said, according to one of his former wives (are you kidding me!), that he “didn’t want his kids going to school with a bunch of whiny Jewish brats.” Continue Reading………

Like a Fly Circling a Huge Steaming Pile of Shit….

That’s where to look for Bobby Culumber folks:

  1. Bill Walker needed some help to set up a Special Purpose Entity to steal money from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources so who does he turn to?
  2. Need some help explaining away a major bank fraud? Steven Colson sure did back in the day so who did he turn to?
  3. Is the City Council on your ass for misspending drug forfeiture money and keeping shitty books and you need an auditor willing to say the City is financially healthy just before the police chief kills himself in the parking lot after a major payroll fraud scandal surfaces who you gonna call?

It is just amazing how many times one person pops up so many different ways around these steaming piles of crap:

Brett Favre owes Mississippi $828K and wrestlers owe $4.8M, auditor says in latest demand ~ Anna Wolfe

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Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: Surprise! Israel Wants More Money

Posted on September 26, 2021

It’s always something with Israel. Fight this country; bomb that country. Israel join us in battle? Never. Pester us for more money? Constantly.

We made a deal with Israel five years ago. We, The USA, would give Israel $3.8 Billion a year for ten years. Israel signed on. Now, they’re coming to us and saying, send us an EXTRA $1 Billion for this year. They say, they had to launch a bunch of rockets against Hamas a few months ago and don’t want to use “their own ” money…meaning money we already sent them under the Agreement. They want “new” money from us, in addition to the Agreed upon money.

As “Church Lady” would say “Isn’t that special.”

Why the heck are they bugging us with this Mickey Mouse, BS? Israel is a country with 71 Billionaires, more than three times that of the entire continent of Africa. Use the money we already sent you. The $3.8 Bil for this year isn’t exactly chump change. Don’t come to us with “extras”. That’s not our deal. And, if you have to spend a dollar of your own……..

And, by the way, the money we give to Israel, each year, is more than the money we give annually to all of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa, combined. That happens to be the area of Africa where the slaves came from. Population, 950 million people. They get squatoosh which is a smidge more than bupkis.

Does anybody have the phone number for the Congressional Black Caucus? Do they still exist? Anyone in there with a pulse?

You already know how this story ends. Israel will get “their” (meaning OUR) extra $1,000,000,000 for this year. Do you think it will be different next year? Possible. People are starting to talk.

The good news is that nine brave souls, out of 435 in the House of Representatives, voted NO and slowed the process down. Israel likes its “special arrangements” buried in massive multipurpose legislative packages. The Virtuous Nine made that impossible. So, a little daylight got shined on the scam, making it a little more difficult to pull off again. Continue Reading…….

Other Voices | Lana Noonan: Supervisors Made Right Decision on Funding for Consolidation Study

I would like to commend the Hancock County Board of Supervisors and County Administrator for deciding against including $15,000 in their current budget for a study to determine the feasibility of an Administrative consolidation of the two school districts in our county–Bay St. Louis-Waveland and the Hancock County District, not because I am against the concept of an Administrative Consolidation of our school districts. I have been on board with the idea for a long time, especially after reading many reports, comparing Mississippi with other states regarding top heavy administrative salaries, low teacher pay, and comparing us to other states with regard to financing education and academic performance. Just this past year Mississippi made the national news for our elected officials’ high dollar spending of school taxes at the administrative level and our poor academic performance.

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