Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Socrates Amps it up

 Socrates Soprano is going hard on the airwaves of Jackson for his garbage contract.  Check out one ad posted below. 

 Just one question: Why didn't the Socrates Soprano crew bid on the contract when the RFP was issued? 


Anonymous said...

He certainly sounds like a person capable of “picking up trash”, but not capable of doing much more than that.

Third World Jackistan said...

What a charlatan racist.

Jackistan said...

Wouldn't it be ironic if Soc gets the contract and then his shovel ready trucks are actually operated by WM? Like other charlatans in Jackistan, he is nothing but a middle man/broker getting his 20%, just like Sharpton/Jackson, race baiters all.

Anonymous said...

Has there ever been a commercial before to lobby for a government contract?

This seems insane?

Anonymous said...

Answer: Because Lumumba thought he had it in the bag.

He thought fancy words like "automation" and "higher wages" would ring louder than "once a week pick up" and "you'll have to actually pay your bill."

Lumumba didn't think he'd need this racist as a plan B. But, now he does. So they will screech until it's over.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh, can't wait.

Anonymous said...

I saw that on the WLBT news this morning and when it cut to a picture of LBJ and MLK sitting together, my jaw hit the floor. That was the most insane minute of television I've seen in a long time.

Anonymous said...

10:08 I think I can remember something like this years ago with Hinds /county trash.
Can't remember if Benny was involved but a "minority" group got the contract and leased trucks and drivers from existing waste hauler that had the contract.

Everybody made some of your tax money !

Anonymous said...

This is the most insane thing I have ever heard. Over 125 years business experience? How many in the business of garbage collection services? They do this and assume their constituents are too dumb to know any different.

Anonymous said...

Socrates' commercial seems desperate. It gets even worse when his team also has to invoke the Memphis sanitation strike during which MLK was assassinated. Shameless, but nothing new for him.

Anonymous said...

I think I will start heckling WLBT's news crews when I see them.

Anonymous said...

Worst Mayor in Jackson's history. Period.

Wow said...

I am angry. I really hoped for the best from Chokwe but this is sickening.

Anonymous said...

Did anything come of Socrates' business of spraying Anti-'Rona poison all over the insides of buildings? They had a commercial showing huge sprayers, fed by backpacks, spewing poison on walls - on ceilings....

Hopefully, people realized that the poison is more dangerous than a virus which dies pretty quickly, outside the body - even Hinds County people, who're less likely to ask for a list of the chemicals being sprayed (then research the risks associated with the chemicals).

Anonymous said...

Socrates is going to get this contract.

It's just a matter of time.

So, you Jacksonians, get ready for garbage to be piling up because these people can't do anything right.

Anonymous said...

I’m sure all the black employees at Waste Management appreciate his efforts to take down Waste Management gemt.

The Charlatan of Jackistan said...

@12:07 PM - Ol' Soc was spraying snake oil.

Anonymous said...


Oh you mean this website of his https://sgecovidsolutions.com

Anonymous said...

12:20 ...bingo

A Deal You Can't Refuse said...

The boy mayor has made a lot of promises, combined with greasy palms and quid pro quos, so this could get even more interesting. Lead shoes in the Rez? Horse's head under some pillows?

Anonymous said...

10:42 AM
Surely, this is a rhetorical question.

Anonymous said...

I just returned from Haiti and even after an earthquake parts of Haiti looks a lot better than Jackson. I rest my case.

Anonymous said...

I watched the commercial this morning, felt embarrassed and sad and that things have deteriorated to this point. The racial pandering was obvious and disgusting; and I viewed it as almost sacrilegious to invoke the name and image of Martin Luther King in this mess. If Mr. Garrett's company had a proven track record in waste management and was ready to step in, absolutely allow him the opportunity to provide a needed service. However, this is clearly not the case. And though cronyism and putting unqualified people in lucrative positions is not a practice created by Lumumba; it is nevertheless a long established practice that he and his supporters decry when it is done by others. Perhaps, Lumumba, Pickett and Garrett simply believe "its our time now". Politics at its worst. Follow the money.

Anonymous said...

I'd say that Chokwe was following the Biden playbook, but I do believe ha may have ole Uncle Joe beat.

Anonymous said...

I don’t really believe Soc wants the contract because he knows he cannot fulfill what is stipulated has to be done to fulfill his part of trash pickup. To start a business like WM has in Jackson I would think a minimum of one year to get everything needed in place. Trucks, cans, people, HR, banking, payroll, insurance ( from day one), building, office equipment, fuel contract, maintenance, tire maintenance and repair, shop and mechanic or outsourcing which means a long negotiated contract, the list can go on and on. My point is Soc is looking to sue some or many poor bastards for any reason and hope for a Siemens like settlement. Plus ain’t no bank giving 250 million lines of credit on this work plan.

Anonymous said...

This actually makes me laugh. Behind closed doors, Socrates can't stand Lumumba. But, when there's money to be made....

Anonymous said...

Re: 2:21 - You're right. Just a few months ago, the mayor called Socrates incompetent for his role in the Siemens fiasco. Now they're best friends, I'm betting because the mayor is desperate to win & he's getting in bed with Socrates in a shotgun wedding. The residents of Jackson be damned, the mayor just doesn't want to lose, no matter how much more miserable he makes Jackson.

Follow the Benjamins said...

@2:10 PM - maybe not a bank, but a shylock. The $750,000 may be for the vig.

Anonymous said...

12:46 - we could only hope!

Anonymous said...

I think we should have some way to avoid giving contracts to any start-up business. That would keep friends from getting contracts, take their % off the top and then pass the business along to a legitimate company that has been in business for years. WE seem to be seeing that a lot here in Jackson. Remember the recent Covid clean-up?

Anonymous said...

1:46 : Were you tested for Covid while chilling in your hut under that bridge ? We know the answer.

Anonymous said...

" I saw that on the WLBT news this morning and when it cut to a picture of LBJ and MLK sitting together, my jaw hit the floor. That was the most insane minute of television I've seen in a long time."

Thanks 10:24.

I'm still laughing.

That's funnier than the special effects in Forrest Gump.
(when Forrest shows LBJ his buttock injury).

Anonymous said...

“To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.”
― Tacitus

Krusatyr said...

Garrett sees $750,000 as his finder's fee: he 'found' an angry fool jackass mayor who would sell Jackson out for any price to strut in dry britches before the Council which has struck his Amos and Andy schemes down three times.

Socrates Garrett hopes to get Jackson Blacks to see him as their savior, deserving of 750K walk around money, which he will pocket as he gets his "associates" to take responsibility for the contracted work.

Anonymous said...

I saw SG's commercial this morning - how awful! I have never seen a more pandering ad. It was insulting to the citizens of Jackson. I think the people in Jackson can make a determination regarding the garbage contract without a racist appeal. Jacksonians care about service not about the race of the delivery of the service. The mayor is acting ridiculous - ranting and raving. He's the only unhinged mayor in the metro area. We have four more years of this. Can Jackson government withstand this childish acting mayor who wants his way without compromise? He should be very careful of appearances. Because this alliance with SG, Dwayne Pickett, Grizell and Lee should be closely observed. It appears shady!

Anonymous said...

Soc it to me! You can’t make this shyt up.

Anonymous said...

Let's give Jackson back to the Indian tribe that is was bought/stolen from.

Anonymous said...

This is the way Democrats operate.

Anonymous said...

During the next ice storm, I honestly hate to think what may happen to the poor souls that have never had the means to leave Jackson.
(No water to drink or water to flush toilets) ... as usual.

And next ... possibly two months worth of garbage (even if frozen) will smell worse than the traditional Winter aroma of the Capitol City.

But for the folks that did vote for Taliaferro Junior, I have no sympathy.

Anonymous said...

Socrates keeps mentioning race. Jackson runs their water system based on race. That resulted in 30 days with no water in February and March. Why don’t they just hire the best candidate, regardless of race.

Games And Prizes For 400 said...


Which character on Laugh-In popularized the phrase SOCk It To Me?

Judy Carne
Ruth Buzzi
Gary Owens
Henry Gibson
Richard Nixon
Henry Gibson
Chokwe Lumumba
Goldie Hawn
Arte Johnson
Lily Tomlin
Richard Dawson
Flip Wilson


During which 2022 month will the mayor appear in a press conference and announce, "Boys and Girls...I have SOCked it to you!"

Anonymous said...

4:43. You forgot “Right”

Anonymous said...

Soc is a genius. Jackson voters will eat that racist commercial up.

I don't know how its racist anymore given that POC are the majority and hold virtually every office.

But the voters don't care.

Give Soc the money then yell at Tate when the garbage piles up.


Anonymous said...

These are the guys that broke the water system after getting millions to fix it in the Siemens deal and now we want to hand them garbage collection?

Anonymous said...

Socrates has his fingers in every pie and the Mayor in his back pocket.

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