Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sen. Jeffress: "You go tattle to the Tea Party"

A citizen writes an email to state legislators over the proposal to regulate farmers markets...

> > From: Fred
> > Sent: Mon 3/14/2011 10:32 AM
> > To: Jeffress, Gene; Jeffress Jimmy; Flowers,
> Stephanie;
> > Luker, Jim; Salmon, Mary Anne; Wyatt, David; Laverty,
> Randy;
> > Fletcher, Mike
> > Subject: Senate Bill 820 BAD BILL
> >
> >
> >
> > Senator,
> > Please help me understand why we need to regulate
> farmers
> > markets as to who can be "certified" to sell their
> > produce. Senate Bill 820 proposes to
> > disallow "peddlers" from participating. I
> > think in small communities we need all the vendors we
> can
> > find to give us fresh produce.
> > There are people willing to work at bringing food to
> local
> > people from areas that have produce when it is out of
> season
> > in our area.
> > This idea politicizes our food supply, something I
> think is
> > wrong.
> > With an advanced degree in Agriculture as a
> background, I
> > think you are on the wrong track. I
> > presently am in West Fork to be nearthe
> > VA. A local group is planning a farmers
> > market this Sspring fopr the first
> > time. They have enough challengies without
> > the intervention of State Government.
> > I am bringing this to the attention of the TEA Party
> at our
> > meeting tonight.
> > Thank you for your consideration.


Here is Jeffress reply....


> --- On Mon, 3/14/11, Jeffress Jimmy
> wrote:
>
> > From: Jeffress Jimmy
> > Subject: RE: Senate Bill 820 BAD
> BILL
> > To: "Fred"
> > Date: Monday, March 14, 2011, 11:40 AM
> >
> > Mr. R.,
> >
> > I'm sorry that you think this is a bad bill.
> > Personally, I want to be able to know that what I buy
> at a
> > Farmer's Market is fresh produce, not out-of-date
> > merchandise bought at Wal-Mart and foisted off as
> locally
> > grown.
> > Peddlers are free to operate anywhere they wish, just
> not
> > at a Farmer's Market. Why would I want to go to a
> > Farmer's Market and buy trinkets and such that I could
> buy
> > at Everythings A Dollar.
> >
> > It is funny that you are doing much as kids do in
> grade
> > school...running to tattle to the Tea Party like kids
> do to
> > the school principal. Ha!

> >
> > Have a great day.
> >
> > Jimmy Jeffress
> >
> > ________________________________
> >

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think he misunderstood what "Fred" was saying when he said he was bringing it up at the TEA Party meeting. Still, the man's an embarrassment and a clown.

4:13 PM, March 15, 2011  
Blogger Miles O'Keefe said...

I find it somewhat ironic that his bill is to ensure that the produce sold at farmers markets "is fresh produce, not out-of-date merchandise bought at Wal-Mart and foisted off as locally grown." Given that, by limiting who can sell at farmers markets, the obvious beneficiaries are the fixed-location grocers such as Wal-Mart. Cui Bono?

2:50 PM, March 16, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeffress is a nanny state idiot.
He can't go to the farmer's market without sucking on the teat of his nanny(the state).

He's the Tattler in Chief not the freedom loving citizen sending him an email.

This guy is prima facie evidence as to why Arkansas is the only state in the South that is still blue.

RTB

10:22 PM, March 17, 2011  

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