Too big to fail, too big to jail and the revolving door from Wall Street to the Office of Attorney General and back to Wall Street. Folks, your Grandpa’s Democrats wouldn’t recognize the new ones or if he did he’d swear they are Republicans. Below is a must read.
Slabbed was and remains an early innovator on this topic:
Thank God for Arizona Part 3: Blaming the surge in drug violence on the Mexicans. God damn the pusher man (and his U.S. banker).
The ultimate solution is to legalize Marijuana in the US. That one action would kneecap the drug cartels and their crooked bankers. We’d also save money not jailing Cheech and Chong (or the local equivalent in your area). Speaking of that:
Next up is the implosion of Prestige Title circa 2009 as its topical to the Bay Audit Presentation post: Continue reading “Churn baby churn”
If there is one idea that I’ve tried to carry with me every day since Katrina it is the notion of the true extent of the transitory nature of our existence. Now this notion could indeed be viewed as a bummer because everything is destined to end the only question is when. My reaction is to attempt to recognize the blessings we also receive each day and simply appreciate the people that matter most in everyday life. I mention this because I’ve been mostly away from the blog this week as I have to pull double duty in the day job as a member of the business family deals with such a transition I spoke of above. We all get hit with such realities at points in time on the road of life and in a small shop the business family gets to share both the triumphs and the tragedies that way. One blessing I have is the fact that Slabbed has kept humming right along without me via the open thread among other recent posts kept stocked with material via our great commenters. Thanks to all.
That said there are a few things still happening in the world one of which is Mississippi’s Neshoba County Fair which is a favorite among the political class here in Mississippi, especially in an election year. I tuned into twitter yesterday finding out such great factoids such as no one really paid attention to what Commish Mike Chaney had to say in his speech, that Billy Hewes isn’t afraid to scapegoat welfare recipients and Mexicans to satisfy his lust for lite Gov and that his opponent Tate Reeves has become an expert in making Hewes look exactly like the fool he is. Twitter is a wonderful thing folks and I enjoyed seeing a diverse group of tweeple such as Patsy Brumfield, Alan Lange and Frank Corder covering the speeches.
We have a primary election next week in Mississippi and to the extent the local democrat party does not have a pulse 5 of the 8 statewide offices will be decided next Tuesday in the GOP primary. If you are bright enough to read Slabbed then you don’t need me telling you how to vote but I will disclose that I’ll be supporting Tate Reeves for Lite Gov because he is 1. Not a fluffer like Hewes, 2. Is not a Nationwide Agent representing Team Insurance like Hewes in the legislature and 3. Is clearly the better candidate. If you believe the polling Hewes is on his way to a first class ass kicking and that warms the cockles of my heart. Continue reading “A few quick random thoughts”
Actually this news comes from the Neshoba County Fair via the Clarion Ledger’s Red/Blue Blog.
Popular Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney announced during his stump speech at the Fair today that he will be a candidate for re-election to his current office in 2011.
It’s a bi-partisan political party held in a hillbilly version of Seaside – seven miles south of Philadelphia, according to the story in today’s Clarion Ledger.
One of the last campground fairs in America, the Neshoba County Fair is one of Mississippi’s most unique and storied cultural events. It features the only licensed racetrack in Mississippi and for 10 days each year the fairgrounds becomes a city with more than 10,000 residents complete with police and fire protection, emergency medical services, water and sewer systems and a program of country, gospel and rock entertainment that draws fans from across the state.
The Fair was entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
For visitors, there is the novelty of the campground fair, but for residents, it is a renewal of a more than century-long tradition of families gathering for fellowship, food and fun.
Founder’s Square is the place to be on Wednesday and Thursday. Insurance Commission Chaney, the Governor and Senator Cochran will be there along with a host of others – including Attorney General Hood, Senator Wicker and Senate candidate Musgrove. Click here for the speaking schedule. Continue reading “Hot as hell but a lot more fun – the Neshoba County Fair”