Archive for the ‘Sex & Politics’ category

Phony “Log Cabin Republican” Endorsement letter floating around in Mississippi

July 27, 2011

***UPDATE*** This letter is absolutely fake

This was just emailed in and it looks bogus.  I doubt the Log Cabin Republicans are getting involved in the Mississippi Republican Primaries. Smells like someone is up to some dirty tricks.  The letter is not mentioned on their website: LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS

And the signature and the name of the executive director do not match.

We don’t appreciate this kind of dirty, nasty, underhanded politics so we are here to call this out, that’s why blogging can be a force for good.  If this letter is in fact fake and if anyone else received this please let us know.

-ROM

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Is Ricky Dombrowski Mississippi’s next Secretary of State?

March 3, 2011

Short answer is probably not, but after qualifying as a surprise yesterday we will be covering him because he looks like fun. And we have pictures! (See below)

Just a little digging on our new and exciting single issue revenge candidate Ricky Dombrowski and he looks less and less like a serious candidate and more like some dude with an ax to grind.

It remains to be seen if he is serious about making this run or just wanted to grab a headline.

Regardless, he looks like he’s probably a fun guy to hang out with.

Is that a stripper pole?  And/or an actual stripper?  And is he giving me the middle finger?

Ho Humm… at least we know he has the good judgement to drink Miller Lite (it’s triple hops brewed, if you didn’t know).

Good luck Ricky, we can’t wait to see your campaign ads.

To note: After consulting a lawyer it is obvious that this image falls under “fair use” for political commentary and we were served with a false DMCA notice, so we would have a legal case of perjury against the filer, anyway its not worth going to court over when all you have to do is move the picture from wordpress servers and put it over at photobucket.  We aren’t professional bloggers so it took us a while to figure that out.

-ROM


Why didn’t we think of that? Jackson’s Hottest Reporter Poll

January 23, 2008

Go to http://kingfish1935.blogspot.com/ (the Jackson Jambalaya blog) and vote for the hottest reporter in Jackson.  The Right of Mississippi crew split our votes (as we regularly do) between Megan West and Julie Straw.

-ROM

Can I vote for Karlie Smith???

November 2, 2007

Here is a TV ad (if you want to call it that) from ROM’s least favorite candidate of 2007, Rob Smith.

I only post this because we think Karlie Smith’s legs  (we think that is Karlie assuming a left to right order in his newspaper ad) really deserve to be on TV more than I am sure the Smith Campaign can afford to keep them there.

The really sad part is this ad appears to be an attempt to spin off from his opponent Delbert Hosemann’s ads although I still don’t understand what it means at all.  Will someone please explain the point of this ad?  Are they insinuating that that the old lady from Hosemann’s ad is really Smith’s mother???  And what exactly are the 2 girls doing in the background?  looks to me like they are pretending to hang a sign that is already hung….

Well regardless ROM has a new Democratic girl crush, Angel Eaves is old news now that Karlie Smith is on the scene.  Although I am sorry that her foray into the political spotlight had to be this ugly TV spot.

Did they record this on Betamax??  I mean seriously, this is bad…

I would bet that this ad is quite a bit too little, and a whole lot too late.

ROM Overall Grade: D+ (the (+) is for what we think MIGHT be an attempt at a humorous attack that didn’t come through, and for Karlie & Tara, they seem nice)

P.S. Because we think Rob Smith could possibly be the scariest candidate for office in 2007 we felt obligated to include this nice letter to the editor in today’s Clarion Ledger about Mr. Rob Smith from one of his former constituents:

November 2, 2007

Rob Smith too rude for secretary of state office

Secretary of state candidate Rob Smith was the representative for four years and then the senator for 20 years in our district.

On several issues I tried to voice my concerns to Smith only to be rudely silenced by heavy sighs and/or snide remarks. At one point Mr. Smith told me that I was not smart enough or well enough informed to make decisions for Mississippi. I was to leave that to him. He went on to say that if I had as much education as he did that maybe I could make some decisions. I am not sure how such an ill-mannered person would fit in such an important post.

Robert Smith is the most arrogant, self-serving elected official I have ever had the misfortune of meeting. I, for one, do not want a career politician who served for 24 years and can only point to things he supported, not things he accomplished in his tenure.

Alice Stevens

Florence

-ROM

Angel Eaves Profile in the Clarion Ledger

October 30, 2007

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ANGEL EAVES AT A GLANCE

Hometown: Jackson

Age: 30

Education: graduated from Forest Hill High School; attended Hinds Community College

Family: married to John Arthur Eaves Jr.; four sons

Hobbies/interests: writing, singing, classical music (including Mozart and Bach) and video games (Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man)

Angel Eaves: A survivor, she aspires to help, heal Mississippi

By Gary Pettus gpettus@clarionledger.com

She was 12 years old, lying on her back, her eyes hurting from the lights in the ambulance.

Moments earlier, she had been at a neighbor’s house, jumping on a trampoline, where she slipped and fell on her neck. Now, it felt like her legs were missing.

Inside the ambulance, she started to blink, until a voice, coming down between her and the lights, stopped her cold.

“Don’t close your eyes, sweetie,” the voice told her. “You might not wake up.”

Angel Ainsworth began to pray – her eyes wide open.

Rain is falling on a Wednesday morning, 13 days from the general election. The campaign bus is shooting north on I-55, its tires slinging mist and mud.

It’s the kind of day that can be bad on her neck.

When the weather turns cold, she can feel it sometimes, a loose piece of cartilage, or something, touching a nerve.

Angel Eaves – born Ainsworth – is on the bus with her husband, John Arthur Eaves Jr., the Democratic candidate for governor, who will comb north Mississippi for votes on this day.

They probably won’t see the children again until late that night – the kind of disruption in the family routine their four boys call “campaignful.”

Angel Eaves, who says she enjoys campaigning, still has to laugh – appreciating the pun and the truth wrapped inside it.

They are the underdogs.

The overdogs are popular Republican Gov. Haley Barbour and his wife, Marsha.

As expected, the two men in this race have attacked each others’ records. Not as expected, maybe, was a “campaignful” moment when Barbour made an issue of Angel Eaves.

“I got my trophy wife the first time,” he said at the Neshoba County Fair in July.

It was a reference, it seems, to another marriage and to Angel Eaves’ youth.

She is 30, about 11 years younger than her husband who, like Barbour, is an attorney and a millionaire.

She was married twice before – her first husband was also an Eaves, although not related to John. Brady, 11, is her son from that marriage. As for John Arthur Eaves Jr., he has three sons from his first marriage: John III, 13; Sterling, who turns 12 on Thursday; and Christian, 9.

The four boys live with them in their home in Madison, which features a room decorated with posters from favorite movies.

Angel Eaves’ is Gone With the Wind.

“I’m a Mississippi girl,” she said.

In a way, that’s one reason her second marriage ended.

“My husband was a wonderful man,” she said, “but we were more like business partners. We kept moving for his job; we were supposed to come back to Mississippi at one point, but he was transferred again. That wasn’t the life I wanted for my son.”

It was Brady, and all the boys, she was thinking about, she said, after Barbour’s comment.

“They were with us at the fair and heard about it,” she said. “I had to explain what it meant.

“The comment from the governor was true to his character. I was embarrassed for him. I don’t want anything to ever bother the children. As long as it’s not directed toward them, I’m fine.”

For her part, Angel Eaves refers to her and her husband’s previous marriages as “the circumstances we both have been through.”

“I believe God gave us a second chance,” she said.

John Arthur Eaves Jr.’s “second chance” is the daughter of Daryl and Kristie Ainsworth of Jackson, who named her Angela.

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2007 Mississippi Democratic Ticket Ranked By Funniest Hair

October 10, 2007

Welcome to the 2007 Mississippi Statewide Democratic Funny Hair Showdown. 

#1.  The undisputed heavyweight champion of the Democratic Candidates Goofy Hair Showdown 2007 is your Democratic Nominee for Secretary of State, Rob Smith who honestly looks like he has a dead possum on top of his head.

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#2.The guy who knows all too well how to sell state contracts for campaign contributions but apparently has trouble buying a comb, your Attorney General Jim Hood

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#3.Democratic Nominee for State Auditor Mike Sumrall comes in third on the strength of his promise to not only serve as Mississippi’s next auditor, but also his committment to moonlight as Mississippi’s official Santa Claus every December. 

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#4. Ricky Cole, looks like a slick haired mobster from New Jersey.  What in the world am I missing here?  I have never seen anybody that has anything to do with Agriculture slick their hair back like that.  gross, what is that 10w-30?

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#5.  Little Jamie Franks: this picture and haircut seriously takes me back to those awkward moments in high school yearbook photo hell.  Franks does appear to have the most defined “part” of any 2007 candidate.

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#6.  Junior Eaves, see folks when you crop Angel out of the picture he looks even funnier.  This mulletesque haircut says to me “I wanna be guvna up front, but I still want a little party in the back” this ‘do would be right at home blowing in the breeze through the T-Top of a 71 Camaro.

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#7. Rumors are circulating that Gary Anderson’s campaign for Insurance Commissioner and his Super-Sweet Moustache have been fully endorsed by Tom Selleck, that could make the difference November 6th.

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Pile on folks, I am sure yall can help me improve my captions. 

If you have a different ranking order please post a comment.

I live for this stuff -ROM

Idaho Senator Larry Craig Announces Resignation

September 3, 2007

Republican Sen. Larry Craig announced “with sadness and deep regret” he will resign effective Sept. 30 in the wake of a scandal over his pleading guilty to lewd conduct in a Minnesota men’s room.

He called the scandal an “unwanted and unfair distraction from my job and for my Senate colleagues,” adding: “I apologize for what I have caused. I am deeply sorry. I have little control over what people choose to believe.”