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sarahmina: Speaking on behalf of the people from the "gated enclaves" (and I would add the largest potholes), the opposition to this site for Costco has nothing to do with the color of the Mayor. I applaud Mayor Yarber for trying to bring new business into the city. But I do have reservations about the site selection. If the Mayor could present an artist's rendering of what this is going to look like, he might get more support. I am having a difficult time imagining what this will look like if you drop a big box retail store in the middle of the museums, Jamie Boyll Park and Smith Wills. We need more retail business inside the city limits but not at the expense of detracting from what is becoming a successful museum cluster along with some green space that is frequently used by a lot of our citizens.
If I really thought God gave us Charles C. Johnson, I would seriously consider becoming an atheist. I seriously doubt that God cares about politics and I'm sure that God is disgusted with this race as am I.
Johnson is a perfect example of yellow journalism in the digital age. I've lost count, but he has been wrong about more things than he has been right. He keeps throwing sensational tweets and stories out there while his followers continue to send money to his gotnews.com. I would love to know how much money he has made on the MS Senate race. It's in his interest to keep this controversy on the front burner so the cash will keep coming his way.
Finally, anyone that blames the editor of a newspaper for another person's suicide really does not understand suicide at all.
I get your point. Childers is really a Democrat in name only. Also, I agree that in too many elections, there are very few differences between the candidates and most are guilty of saying whatever will get them elected. But I do think it is important that we vote.
For the Republican runoff, we have one candidate who has served Mississippi in the U.S. Senate with distinction and who has a good chance at being the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee versus a state legislator who surrounds himself with people that think it's ok to take pictures of people in nursing homes and sneak into county courthouses to try to tamper with ballots. Plus, some of the comments that McDaniels has made in the past are disturbing and not what Mississippi needs as our Senator in Washington.
Unlike some of our past elections, this is a real easy choice for me.
I don't make fun of you for putting emphasis on timely and accurate filings. In fact, it seems like the only repercussions that candidates suffer when they don't file on time is being exposed in your paper. There are no teeth in the election laws. Keep it up!
Meanwhile, this bickering and finger pointing between the candidates and all of these third parties involved is childish at best. Is it just me or does it seem like Bill Dilday is always in the middle of this negative campaigning? Yet he always claims that he is innocent and is just buying the media time for these 3rd party groups. It seems like if he is truly innocent he would turn down some of this business. He made enough money at WLBT to retire.
Kudos to both candidates for taking a vow to run clean campaigns. Let's hope the supporters of each candidate will follow their lead. Nothing is a bigger turnoff to me than these annoying robocalls. I want to hear what you are going to do for the city and not what your opponent has done wrong in the past.
After watching Stokes' rebuttal to Dan Modisett's editorial on WLBT, I nominate Stokes to be the back-to-back winner of the JFP's stinker quote of the week.
Thank you for writing this piece. I was only 13 years old at the time and did not fully understand what was happening. I just remember things were very tense and there was a more visible police presence in the streets of Jackson than any other time that I can remember.
As for your voter ID quip, you're just playing the black-people-cheat-at-the-polls card. I'll be honest: I know of more instances of white Republican voter fraud than attempts by black voters, and I've researched it.
I'm very busy but I can't let that accusation go unchecked. I'm not playing any card except that I truly cannot understand how Stokes gets re-elected. This latest comment about the Mayor's death proves my point. I don't doubt that voter fraud occurs on both sides of the fence. It just amazes me when I vote, I could tell them my neighbor's name and vote for him. That's all. I want everyone to vote who is properly registered. Period. I can't understand how Stokes wins just like multiculturegirl can't understand how Phil Bryant wins. I'm sorry that I "quipped" about voter id because the real story here is Kenneth Stokes' groundless accusations.
I never said that people should not be allowed to vote. But I would like to know that people are not voting for other people, dead people or voting more than once. The system that we have in place today does not prevent any of that from happening. Good day!
Yes I would like for people to hold him accountable. Saying that the mayor was murdered without a shred of evidence is pretty bad. Yet, people like Knowledge06 rush to his defense even when he says something this absurd. This has been enlightening. I am beginning to understand how he gets re-elected.
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