Friday Ramblings with Robert
Bottled Water Industry Loves Jackson
This has truly been a great year for bottled water sales in the city of Jackson this year. Earlier this year bottled water flew off the shelves as Jackson was crippled for a week with pipes bursting all over town and residents having no safe water to use or drink. Fast forward a few months and bottled water was once again flying off the shelves as the city once again experienced a widespread loss of water pressure and in some cases no water as the old and decrepit water system that serves the capital city once again failed. Incidents like this have a widespread effect throughout the community and it is especially bad when it is near 100 degrees outside. Once again apparently tax money from the citizens of Jackson is apparently not going toward making any improvements to the very old and outdated water system. Makes you wonder where exactly the money is actually going.
Childers Looks Vulnerable
Travis Childers seemed to really be making a reach and grasping at straws as he tried to tie Alan Nunnelee to a Washington D.C. based group that has protested Childers proposal for pro-gun legislation in D.C. It seems odd that Childers camp would really be dumb enough to try to associate a group such as that one to Alan Nunnelee, but at this point it appears they may be desperate to try anything in what appears to be a very tight race that could be tilting to Nunnelee. Childers can play the pro-gun card all he wants, but at some point he has to realize he is even with Nunnelee on that issue and that this is not 2008 when people were angry with Republicans and were very favorable toward Democrats. Travis Childers will have to eventually answer to what Democrats have been doing in Washington because it is 2010 and people are mad as hell about what has been going on in D.C. under Democratic leadership and Childers, whether he can accept the fact or not, is in that party. If he continues to avoid the issues and the best he can do is pull the pro-gun and pro-life card he will lose.
Oil Could Finally Hit Mississippi
Mississippi’s gulf coast region has largely been spared of oil coming ashore on the mainland beaches, but that all could be about to change. The area has had a little bit of luck on its side with the currents and winds shifting it east of the Mississippi Coast, but some weather has shifted and the coast beaches will very likely be affected in the coming days. It really has been wait and see for the duration of this oil spill to see how bad or if the Mississippi beaches would be impacted and so far it has not been too bad all things considered and the results other states surrounding have seen. Hopefully, the oil that comes ashore will be small in size and easily managed as is suggested and the Mississippi beaches will not experience a terribly negative impact.