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State Supreme Court Retention Vote

Early voting starts in Tennessee July 15th.  In an effort to make an informed choice I have done a bit of research on our State Supreme Court Justices.  They are appointed by the governor and a retention vote is later decided by we the people.  There are five justices and I will share what I have learned.  I don’t tell anyone how to vote, but it’s good to know something about these authorities that have so much influence in our state.

Justice Sharon Gail Lee was appointed in 2008 by Governor Phil Bredesen.  She graduated from UT Knoxville.  Per Ballotpedia she is a mild democrat with liberal ideological leanings.  I reviewed several of her opinions and she is soft on crime.

Justice Sarah Keeton Campbell was appointed in February 2022 by Governor Bill Lee.  She graduated from Duke University Law School.  Ballotpedia has not rated her but, she is a member of The Federalist Society.  This organization represents the greatest thinking conservative and libertarian legal minds in America.  They are focused on reordering priorities in the legal profession placing emphasis on individual liberty, traditional values, and the rule of law.

Justice Jeffrey S. Bivins was appointed in 2014 by Governor Bill Haslam.  He graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School.  Per Ballotpedia Justice Bivins is categorized as a mild republican.  I reviewed multiple decisions and found him to be tough on crime.  He has participated in events of the Federalist Society.

Justice Roger A. Page was appointed in 2016 by Governor Bill Lee.  He graduated from the University of Memphis.  Per Ballotpedia he is a mild republican and a contributor to the Federalist Society.  I reviewed several of his opinions and he is tough on crime. 

Justice Holly Kirby was appointed in 2013 by Governor Bill Haslam.  She graduated from Memphis State University (she is a graduate of Central Highschool in Columbia).  Per Ballotpedia she is a mild republican.  I reviewed several of her opinions and she is tough on crime.  She is a contributor to the Federalist Society.

Charlsie Estes

More on food shortages - The liberty daily

Food Shortages? Burning Processing Plants?

Here's a list of the food processing facilities that have been damaged or destroyed, many under somewhat questionable circumstances. 

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So, we have all heard about the supply chain crisis and food shortage supposedly associated with the Russia - Ukraine conflict. But the following incidents have occurred before and during that conflict and with a baby formula shortage front and center right now and China buying up farmland all over the US, why are we not hearing more about these “isolated” incidents that seem like an attack on our food processing systems in this country.  All these fires have been verified for the “fact checkers” and I’m just putting out the info so you can draw your own conclusions from it. 

On Saturday evening, a fire broke out at Perdue Farms facility in the South Norfolk area of Chesapeake, North Carolina.

Ten days ago, a small plane crashed within a mile of the runway of the Covington, Georgia Municipal Airport, hitting a  General Mills food facility.

On Sunday, it was being reported that “nearly a dozen wildfires” had just roared through key agricultural areas of Nebraska.

In the middle of the night, on March 23, a fire broke out on the roof of the General Mills food processing plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

On March 28, Maricopa Food Pantry, a local food bank in Arizona, lost 50,000 pounds worth of food in a fire that occurred “just 15 minutes after their food bank closed,” according to CBS affiliate Arizona’s Family.  AZCentral cited CEO Jim Shoaf in stating that 15,000 pounds of meat and 40,000 pounds of canned goods and “other commodities” were lost in the blaze.

On March 31,  a structure fire significantly damaged a large portion of the Rio Fresh onion packing facility in San Juan, Texas. It was the largest fresh onion packing facility in the region.

On April 12, a major fire broke out at New Hampshire’s East Conway Beef and Pork slaughterhouse.

On April 13, the Taylor Farms California Foodservice production facility in Salinas, California, burned almost entirely to the ground. The facility employed nearly 1,000 people. An update on the company’s website described the Salinas facility as its primary production facility.

On April 14, a small plane crashed into the Gem State food processing plant in Heyburn, Idaho. The website for the company describes itself as processing 18,000 acres worth of potatoes each year.

On April 19, the headquarters of Azure Standard, the nation’s premier independent distributor of organic and healthy food, was destroyed by fire. The company released a statement that due to the destruction, the company “will experience out-of-stock status for Azure Market oils, honey, and vinegar – basically any Azure Market liquid product – as well as our carob products for the short term.” The destruction may also affect product supplies from their fruit packing facility.

On March 24, 2022, a fire destroyed the Penobscot McCrum potato processing plant in Belfast, Maine.

On March 16, 2022, according to KAIT, a fire caused extensive damage to a new production line dedicated to Hot Pockets at a Nestle plant in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

On March 16, a major fire hit the 1.2 million-sq.-ft. Walmart fulfillment center, Plainfield, Indiana.

On February 22, 2022, a propane boiler explosion caused a fire that destroyed the Shearer’s Foods potato chip plant in northeast Oregon.

On February 3, 2022, according to NBC15 in Madison, WI., a fire destroyed part of the Wisconsin River Meats site in Mauston.

On January 13, 2022, according to KALB, an explosion and fire damaged the Cargill-Nutrena plant in Lecompte, Louisiana.

On January 6, 2022, a fire did extensive damage to a poultry processing plant in Hamilton, Ontario, according to CHCH-TV.

On December 13, 2021, a fire broke out at a food processing plant in San Antonio, Texas. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found a freezer on fire in the facility. $150,000 worth of food was destroyed in the fire.

On November 29, 2021, a fire broke out at the Maid-Rite Steak Company meat processing plant in Scott Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. The cause of this fire has been ruled an accident.

On September 12, 2021, a fire broke out at the JVS USA beef processing plant in Grand Island, Nebraska. According to Drovers, the nation’s oldest livestock publication, the fire was determined to be from a heater near the roof in the rendering area of the plant.

On August 23, 2021, a fire broke out at Patak Meat Products in Cobb County, Georgia. In March of 2022, the company said on Facebook that it is still rebuilding.

On July 31, 2021, according to WVTM, the NBC station in Birmingham, Alabama, a fire broke out at Tyson’s River Valley Ingredients rendering plant in Hanceville, Alabama.

On July 25, 2021, a fire damaged a Kellogg’s plant in Memphis, Tennessee. According to fire officials, it was accidentally sparked when a malfunctioning conveyer belt sparked a blaze in a rice drying machine.

On April 30, 2021, a fire broke out at the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Monmouth, Illinois.

On January 11, 2021, a fire destroyed the Deli Star meat processing plant in Fayetteville, Illinois, according to Meat+Poultry.

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    ..... QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:::

    1.  Why did we push the date back? Two reasons: First, is for logistical reasons... it takes months and months to plan a weekend where tens of thousands are going to attend (we are going to pull it off in 70 or so days). Second, Trace wanted to headline the concert on Friday evening AND be in the parade on Saturday afternoon... this was the best weekend.

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    5.  What about the GoFundMe money that has been raised? 100% of funds will go to this event with all money being managed by the MuleFest Finance Committee which is Chaired by local businessman Johnny Langsdon.

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    8.  Do you realize that is Memorial Day Weekend? Yes, we do and it is a great weekend to celebrate together as a community and to honor our fallen heroes.

    9.  Do you need volunteers and/or sponsors? YES!!! This is a community event supported by YOU and by SPONSORS.

    10.  Are vendors allowed? Yes. We will be posting contact numbers for vendors, parade lineup, volunteer signups, etc... tomorrow.

    11.  THANK YOU!!!!

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