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1828 and 2013 revolutionary politics

Neither candidate for Jackson mayor is orthodox or untarnished.  The brother with the African name was born in Detroit in 1947 and the younger candidate was born several decades later in Jackson. The human condition has touched each with compromising situations. This 2013 municipal election is like the 1828 Jackson presidential victory. It was the first time a President had not been a Virginian or Massachusetts yankee. The 1828 election was a revolution of national politics. A more democratic style of governance was born in the political life by this frontiersman, Andrew Jackson, who might have been born at sea instead of the Waxhaws of Carolina. There is a rumor that he was not born on the land. Lumumba, like Andrew Jackson, was criticized for his tendency toward militancy and confrontation. Jackson for his dueling, scorched-earth military policy toward the Indians, and the execution of deserters. Chokwe Lumumba has a past influenced by the Garveyism, labor organizing, and police brutality of post-war Detroit.

Andrew Jackson prevailed over John Q. Adams who got only 43% of the popular vote. Lumumba will probably upset Jonathan Lee, the young moderate. Lee is better mannered perhaps, but not more intellectual or more articulate than his elder. He is a sometime businessman, Chamber of Commerce leader, and Jackson native. His problem is an earlier more suburban style, Republican support, and his recent location back to this side of the river from Rankin County.

In 1828 in Hinds County poll boxes at Jackson proper and at Hezekiah Billingsley’s box heaped the votes for Andrew Jackson like the present St. James Episcopal and Fondren Presbyterian church poll boxes heaped up the Jonathan Lee vote.  In 1828 Josiah Shipp, Fleetwood, and Crossroad poll precincts in this county were kind to John Quincy Adams, but he was bested in these precincts by Jackson. The Baldwin box was only mildly kind to Adams where this western box gave him one out of five votes. The Jackson proper poll box had only two voters to cast for Adams. This precinct would be the first municipal precinct now the Eudora Welty Library box. The Billingsley poll box polled only three Adamites. Billingsley precinct was near the modern-day Ross Barnett Reservoir.

The other Fondren precinct is the Woodland Hills Baptist box which is a combination of the old precincts 15 and 16. We had sixty seven Lumumba votes. Over a thousand folk are on the register for this box in the center of Fondren. Michael Raff, the Mayor’s Cultural department director, was the poll watcher for Harvey at the Woodland Hills box during the Democratic mayoral primary.

The new Freedom Democrat wing of the party might be hatched in Jackson just like the Barbour-Reagan revolution was hatched in the this place over thirty years ago. Bennie Thompson is anointing Chokwe to do in Jackson what Bennie did in Washington. Solidify a progressive and leftist base…in the heart of Mississippi. As of Saturday evening the Fondren area near the Fondren Park had not been canvased for either candidate. Nor had the Midtown streets of Keener, Wesley, Millsaps, and McTyre. West Street behind Millsaps College had seen a few Lumumba campaigners. I heard some Lumumba radio ads being played from the front porches of Midtown and Fondren. Vote for the brother with the African name.


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Some Harvey Johnson 2009 Mayoral Contributors

Friends of Harvey Johnson Political Committee ‘Report of Receipts and Disbursements

May 26, 2009  Pre-Election Report
This period (April 26-May 23, 2009)

Contributions $157,190 Year-to date $261,164
Disbursements $158,486 Year-to-Date $224,425

Total amount of cash on hand $42,184

signed A. Carolyn Harper  May 26, 2009Image

George Schimmel            1,000         ytd 2,250
Richard Schwartz             1,000             2,000
Janet J. Scott of Flora      1,000             1,000
Statewide General Ins          1,000         1,000
Cynthia Stewart of Madison 1,500          1,500
Thelma Terry of Terry          5,000          5,000
Thomas Crouch Oil                1,000         1,000
Walker Group                         1,000         1,000
Willie Wilson of University Park, IL Omar Inc 10,000  ytd 24,000
Dr. Jerry Young New Hope MBC      1,000                       1,000
Areeb Sadaat Garrett Enterprises      2,000                    4,000
E.B Robinson                                     1,000                     1,000
Claude Reese of New Orleans            1,000                    2,000
Crymes Pittman                                    1,000                 1,000
Kenneth O’Quinn Capitol Drywall         500                  1,000
Northstar Wireless of Port Gibson         1,000               1,000
John Maxey                                          2,500                2,500
Precious T. Martin                               5,000                5,000
Alvin Marley of Chicago                       2,000               3,000
M3A Architecture PLLC                       1,000               1,000
Robert Lundardini                              1,500                2,500
Michael Johnson Developer                5,000               5,000
William Isaacson of Wash DC             5,000               5,000
IMS Engineers                                  1,000                 1,000
Imani Environmental of GA               1,000                1,000
Joel Hudnall of Columbus                2,000                2,000
Rod Hill IMS                                    2,000                 2,000
Hess Engineers of LA                    1,000                 1,000
Health Assurances                        1,000                  2,000
Jackie Garner                                1,000                 1,000
Harvey Freelon of Madison           1,000                 1,000
Rodric Donaldson                        1,000                 1,000
Davis Goss & Williams                   500                   500
Samuel Agnew of Baton Rouge     1,000               1,000
Airwave                                           1,000              1,000
Baker Donaldson MS PAC              1,000              1,000
Pamela Banks                                 1,200              1,200
Carroll Bufkin & Coco PLLC             1,000              1,000
Bernard Charbonnet of New Orleans 4,000            4,000
Thomas Crouch Jr                             1,000             1,000
Belhaven Springs                               1,000             1,500


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Salt domes & industries

Assumption Parish has recently had to evacuate residents near a huge sink hole that geologists believe is related to the collapse of a salt dome being used by industry to store products. The Richton Salt Dome has been considered for the National Petroleum Reserve program. Here is an abstract from a recent scientific report:

http://www.osti.gov/bridge/servlets/purl/984101-poO6sb/984101.pdf

“The design of caverns in salt must consider the unique mechanical behavior of the salt compared to that of other geologic media. For example, salt is known to creep (time-dependent deformation) when subjected to shear stress and elevated temperature. As a result, caverns may close over time, particularly at low cavern fluid pressures, thereby reducing the volume available for storage. In addition, salt is also known to dilate (volume expansion) through a process of stress-induced microfracturing that creates new porosity. Microfracturing may also cause localized spalling of salt slabs from the cavern roof and walls (Munson et al, 2003) which could lead to damage of the hanging strings that provide access to the stored oil and ultimately to disruption of operations…
The salt was previously tested as part of the Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation (ONWI) program in the early/mid-1980’s that evaluated the dome as a potential candidate for high level nuclear waste storage.”

Source:

Revised results for geomechanical testing of MRIG-9 core for the potential SPR siting at the Richton Salt Dome.
Author: Scott Thomas Broome; Sandia National Laboratories; Stephen J Bauer
Publisher: United States 2010 Feb 01


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Mississippi State Budget

                                                      Major Budget Items 

Medicaid                            $5.4 billion

Education                           $3.1 billion

Universities                      $2.4 billion

Human Services              $1.3 billion

Transportation                $1.1 billion

Mental Health                  $600 million

Development Authority   $506 million

Emergency Management    $492 million

Treasury                                    $488 million

Health                                         $440 million

Corrections                              $340 million

Junior Colleges                       $312

Environment                           $310

Rehabilitation Services       $216

Employment Security          $216

Information Technology     $168

Public Safety                             $160

Military                                       $141

Dept of Revenue                      $141

Finance & Admin                     $121

Port of Gulfport                        $87

Wildlife Fisheries                     $73

Supreme Court                         $60

Governors Office                      $51

Veteran Home Purchase       $47

Insurance Dept                          $42

             Veterans                                       $38 million

https://www.transparency.mississippi.gov/state_budget_agency_name1.0/index.php