Laissez les coups bas continuent: Jiff takes another powder.

You just knew instinctively something else was going on here folks so I’ll toot my own horn a wee bit:

The possibilities here are delicious IMA as this entire Plaquemines Parish deal is rife with backstabbing potential.

So what do we now know besides the fact Jiff took a power and copped an early plea?

  1. He wore a wire on Aaron Bennett.
  2. If it is true that Aaron Bennett will be charged later via Bill of Information he too has taken a plea deal.
  3. This whole deal leads to Washington DC.
  4. Billy Nungesser is so fucked.

I would encourage Lee Zurick to keep digging. For my part I have been digging on former Jackson City Councilman Chip Reno who now heads the Talon Group, lobbyists that came up during Mark St Pierre’s trial.  Chip’s peeps populate the Phildo Bryant Campaign as I now openly wonder if former Thad Cochran staffer Ann Copeland took favors from more folks than Jack Abramoff.  This is fertile ground here in Mississippi too folks.

There are forces at work to white wash this whole deal as we speak. Thank goodness DoJ DC is running the show.

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Hey, Phil, "Ours is a nation of laws, not judges"

from CottonMouth via the folks at Y’all:

This afternoon in a closed door meeting of Republican Senators, Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant told the crowd that 5th Circuit Chief Judge Edith Jones would “take care of” legislative Republicans because Gov. Haley Barbour handled her nomination to the 5th Circuit when he was in the Reagan White House. Bryant went on to regale the caucus with his opinion that Chief Judge Jones would likely appoint Judge Leslie Southwick as the judge from the 5th Circuit, and that if that happened, “Democrats would come to us looking for a deal.”

The Lt. Governor’s remarks on redistricting reminded me of this jewel in my drafts file: (h/t Above the Law)

… neither this court, nor any other court, can tolerate a situation where a judge decides to follow his/her own custom and concepts of justice rather than the precedent of the applicable appellate court or the United States Supreme Court. Ours is a nation of laws, not judges.

All for now, Nowdy

“Lawn Mower Fumes” Phil Bryant on the coast to announce for Gov.

Phil "Lawn Mower Fumes" Bryant

He’s done absolutely nothing for the coastal insurance crisis in Mississippi as Lite Gov, professing faith in a mythical free market that does not exist.

He denied the impacts of the oil spill on the coast to the bitter end while looking for every opportunity to genuflect before whatever BP exec happened to be around last summer.

Now he’s back on the coast folks, a career politician announcing that he’s running for Governor.

In other news coast businessman Dave Dennis announced on his Facebook page he’ll be qualifying today for the Gov race too. What an interesting contrast the primary race will offer having a man who created jobs with a solid track record in the business community in Dennis against a career politician in Lawn Mower Fumes Bryant.

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And while Phil waxes nonsensical let's not forget to record the musings of Mississippi's Teletubby in charge

Haley Barbour and staff just before commenting on the oil spill

 

Folks, you are not misreading the quote dutifully chronicled by the Sun Herald’s Karen Nelson, Haley said he trusts the Army Corps of Engineers

Gov. Haley Barbour and DMR Director Bill Walker said Thursday they trust the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers not to allow Louisiana to build any berm or sand barriers east of the mouth of Mississippi River that would cause oil to flow into Mississippi waters. 

Good thing you trust them Haley because no one down here does. 

Its gets better though because Haley and Phil evidently have their talking points and they are sticking with them by God

Gov. Haley Barbour, in a news conference Thursday, said the brown-orange mousse that has been washing ashore in Louisiana is not dangerous. Continue reading “And while Phil waxes nonsensical let's not forget to record the musings of Mississippi's Teletubby in charge”

I just received Phil Bryant's eNewsletter and eVideo update. He is a bigger idiot than I thought….

I don’t know how I ended up getting spam from Phil because I never signed up to receive any email from the ol’ boy. That said folks Phil was in rare form so I think we should quote him. It is amazing how ignorant of the man sounds when he is not ripping on mexicans or otherwise scapegoating a minority. Is it any wonder nothing has been done during his term as Lite Gov to solve the coastal insurance crisis?

Phil Bryant Thinks BP is “doing a good job…a remarkable job.”

“We know BP is hard at work. We know they’ve spent over I think $300 million; there are ten thousand people involved in it; nearly 300 thousand vessels. I think they’re doing a good job…. We’ve done a marvelous job; BP has done a remarkable job at dispersing it.”

– Phil Bryant – WLOX Four O’Clock Show: 05-11-2010

Phil Bryant says don’t “over react…its not toxic”

“So I don’t think you over react…The material that you see now, the rust colored material that is somewhere between 50 and 60 miles out, but if you take a sample of that I am told there are no hydrocarbons in that product so its not toxic.” – WLOX Four O’Clock Show: 05-11-2010

Phil Bryant says its only Louisiana sweet crude – not a disaster Continue reading “I just received Phil Bryant's eNewsletter and eVideo update. He is a bigger idiot than I thought….”

Poor Phil – Lt. Governor has silver boot in his mouth

Mississippi’s lawn mower sniffing Lt. Governor, Phil Bryant, continues to make news with a silver boot in his mouth:

Phil Bryant Thinks BP is “doing a good job…a remarkable job.”

“We know BP is hard at work. We know they’ve spent over I think $300 million; there are ten thousand people involved in it; nearly 300 thousand vessels. I think they’re doing a good job…. We’ve done a marvelous job; BP has done a remarkable job at dispersing it.”

Phil Bryant says don’t “over react…its not toxic”!

“So I don’t think you over react…The material that you see now, the rust colored material that is somewhere between 50 and 60 miles out, but if you take a sample of that I am told there are no hydrocarbons in that product so its not toxic.”

Obviously, that silver boot is cutting off oxygen getting to the lite governor’s brain.  Ironically, he made this dumb statement at a Smart Growth conference:

“This is Louisiana sweet crude. And oh, by the way, it’s still 60 miles off our shore. Thus far, we’ve seen nothing….as the product is skimmed off the surface, the closest to shore there is no hydro carbons in it. So, it’s not toxic….There’s no need for panic. It is not the natural disaster, the national disaster that many in the media have led you to believe.”

It’s not just oil that Bryant talks with a silver boot in his mouth.  He recently made room for a few words about the Mississippi’s need for an Arizona-like law on immigrationContinue reading “Poor Phil – Lt. Governor has silver boot in his mouth”

Sniff, sniff – smells political to me: Lt. Governor says folks smelling oil are getting whiff from their lawn mower!

Give Lt. Governor Phil Bryant credit – the man’s got a nose for news.  Literally.  No reporter could possibly pass up the opportunity to write story about the remarks he made at yesterday’s Coastal Development Strategies Conference –  and SLABBED has Mary Perez of the Sun Herald to thank for Bryant doesn’t smell oil.

Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant’s response to people in South Mississippi who’ve said they can smell oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf is, “No, you can’t.”

Speaking at Wednesday’s Coastal Development Strategies Conference, Bryant said the smell may be coming from their lawn mowers. “That is not gasoline coming out of the Gulf,” he said

Bryant said the media on the Coast haven’t overreacted to the oil spill, but the same can’t be said of the national media, who compared it with the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska. “This is not the Exxon Valdez,” he said.

The Exxon Valdez “this is not” – it’s much larger, Phil – but let’s get back to the subject of politicians and odors and the most well-known story never published.  Ironically, the politician in this story was a  member of our Legislature at the time and, otherwise, in the oil and “gas” business.

Trapped in the inside seat by an ample woman in the seat on the aisle, the Honorable Member was on one of those packed flights connecting Jackson to Atlanta when his body relieved a bit of pressure of the deadly but silent type –  just as the good looking stewardess was making her way down the aisle.  Obviously, he couldn’t open a window; so, politician that he was, he simply fixed his eyes on the lady seated next to him. She, on the other hand, was no politician and as the approaching stewardess picked up the “whiff”, his seatmate turned to him and said loudly enough for the stewardess and those seated nearby to hear, “Needin’ be lookin’ at me like that, I seed you when you tilted!”

So, Phil, SLABBED “seed you when you tilted” and we’re telling you there aren’t enough lawnmowers on the Coast to account for what folks are sniffing.  However, if you let SLABBED know when you’ve got all those lite governors coming, we’ll do you proud with a lawnmower rodeo that you can point to as the cause of the odor. Continue reading “Sniff, sniff – smells political to me: Lt. Governor says folks smelling oil are getting whiff from their lawn mower!”