Saturday, September 25, 2021


 And Soc plays the race card.  WLBT reported:

A local contractor is speaking out after his group was questioned for its ability to handle Jackson’s garbage collection needs during a now-defunct state of emergency.

Socrates Garrett, a principal with National Waste United LLC, says he was ready to hit the ground running, despite claims that the consortium did not have trucks and was only formed days after the state of emergency was issued.

“If we pass the timeframe that is required for us to put everything in place properly, I will let you know,” he said Thursday. “But as of this day, right now, we feel very confident that we can mobilize and be on this job October 1.”...

 “We looked at the scope of the work, the requirements of the work, and determined that Socrates Garrett Enterprises did not have the capacity to respond to an emergency contract in this short period of time by itself. So we looked around for other minority firms that could put together a team, and four minority-owned firms came together, bringing 120 plus years of experience, and put on the table a $250 million line of credit.”

He said that line of credit means National Waste can purchase up to $250 million in trucks and other items it needs to pick up Jackson’s trash.

“That’s capacity... But you go right back inside all of this racism inside of our city when Virgi Lindsay she says this firm doesn’t have capacity and that she changed it slightly with a prepared statement and said this firm hasn’t been in existence very long,” he said. “Give me a break.”... Rest of article

Socrates Garrett knows better but is a master at using the race card to make money. 



Anonymous said...

Walking in the footsteps of jesse jackson and al sharpton, racebaiting experts.

Clay Edwards said...

Black folks crying racism in jxn is beyond laughable at this point, actually thats exactly what it is..... Laughable!!!!

Charles Evers said...

So is it the race card when Anturd/Yarber/daddy chockwe and Harvey refused to hire white firms? Hell no, that’s payback..bitch.

Anonymous said...

Gotta see this clown act get up and going.

The late Frank Melton said...

Hey Soc…how’d that water project go? This time, you ain’t got CM & DR & Siemens to grease the wheels.
Asking for all Jackson water payers.

Any councilmember who votes to go into business with that shark should be impeached.

Anonymous said...

OF Course he did.
And OF Course wlbt rushed to report racebaiting bullshit.
Par for the course for that dumpster fire of a “news” agency.

Anonymous said...

Bucket of crabs….

Anonymous said...

250 mil equals a lot of trucks, a reasonable number of employees and quite a bit of graft and corruption.

Let the bribes commence.

Dickie Skruggs said...

Sounds very similar to the sludge hauling fiasco under Yarber. Soc had his hands in that crap too.

To be fair, I got a contract by giving money to a mayoral campaign in years past. The “independent selection committee” selected my firm to the surprise of all except us. True story.

Want to know who’s getting business over the next term, just look at the donor list. Case in point..Sam Agnew.

Aristotle said...

I told Plato to get rid of that goofy "Soc" kid,
but Plato wouldn't follow my advice.

Anonymous said...

Help me understand, why put a $250 million line of credit up for a 6 month contract? Asking for a friend .

Unknown said...

I'll pay Mr Garrett $1000 if he can post the terms sheet of a $250 million line of credit. A credit facility of that magnitude would take month to syndicate. And that's assuming the underlying contractors were even credit worthy to that degrees. False. And False.

Krusatyr said...

Garret wants $15 per residence plus a $750,000 startup fee. Looks like Garret takes that fee on the front end, then walks while his partners do the work?

Virgi's husband, an accomplished partner in an accounting firm, likely advised her to take a pass on Garret's proposal.

Anonymous said...

Ol’ Soc is widely rumored to be one of the biggest gangsters around. No surprise he’d like to be in the garbage business.

Anonymous said...

I own a company and can tell you straight up that buying trucks today is not just going to a lot and picking one out. So if Soc thinks he can he is full of Shyt, it will take at least until March to get one delivered. This is a scam, nothing more. Plus hiring, talk to anyone in business today and they will tell you it is difficult to get anyone and we pay very well but still have a difficult time getting quality workers.

Anonymous said...

Racism is the card thrown around to either 1. hide one’s deficiencies, or 2. hide the truth. It has become the knee-jerk response to intelligent thinking that doesn’t align with immediate wants.

His claims to a massive line of credit do not add up… at least not for a legitimate line of credit. His history itself makes him questionable. Taking a slanted look at him isn’t racist… it’s REQUIRED!

Anonymous said...

The Emperor Mayor's gambit was to slow roll the next RFP just long enough to stretch the year it will take to bring FCC back to the table. Remember his warning that a new RFP could take "many months"?

Read through the proposed National Waste United contract via the WLBT link. Nowhere in the document does it state a specific minimum number of 'hoppers' per truck requirement, the required minimum rate of pay, employee benefits to be required, etc ... exactly the same BS that the Emperor Mayor was claiming he's been demanding from WM for two years.

If you will recall from one of his recent preenings, er, press conferences about garbage the Emperor stated that one of the (unsubstantiated 50-100 weekly) complaints he regularly receives about WM's supposedly poor service is that garbage collections don't take place at the same time every collection day. The NWU document states that collection "shall normally be performed between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m." Monday through Saturday. Jackson Solid Waste states the same but then the City of Jackson reminds residents: "Remember the waste collector has from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM to collect your trash".

Its swags and BS all the time for the Emperor Mayor. This is all about nothing but a demand by the Emperor that the garbage contract go to a specific company and he's willing to create chaos and division to get his petulant way.

Prove that I am Wrong said...

If y'all believe that ol' Socrates actually has a $250 million line of credit, y'all also believe that the boy mayor chowke never lies and that he is going to completely repair Jackistan's infrastructure by the end of the year.

Anonymous said...

If I really want to see race baiting, I’ll just start reading the comments on this site that you routinely approve. Soc has nothing on your audience.

And that includes Clay Edwards, who I easily predicted would comment on this article.

Anonymous said...

... who I easily predicted would comment on this article.

Don't see your 'prediction' anywhere, you're anonymous, YAWN.

Anonymous said...

@1:52p- So you agree that questioning someone with a shady business history is racist?

I have a strange feeling you must be the MetroCenter chic defending a fellow scammer.

If you think Clay is racist, then your problem is that you refuse to believe reality. Your attitude is what is destroying your community. Wake up before you completely destroy your home!!

Anonymous said...

This should tell ya all you need to know about Soc. Opportunist

Anonymous said...

Socrates Garrett was caught up in a pay-for-play scandal involving a sludge hauling contract under former Mayor Yarber. The City Council chose not to award the contract to a team that included Socrates for that reason. More recently, the city sued his company for non-performance as part of the Siemens debacle. But it's racist not to let him scam the city again, this time for garbage collection. What a world.

Anonymous said...

" If I really want to see race baiting, I’ll just start reading the comments on this site that you routinely approve. Soc has nothing on your audience."

The comments on JJ tend to be a voice of reason with some humor thrown in to the mix.

For a truly legit race baiting publication/site ... glance at that once per month Jackson alternative "magazine".

I think at one time they call themselves a weekly "newspaper".

Anonymous said...

can we get a hockey team out of it? a return of the jackson bandits? hey- it worked in danbury CT..

Anonymous said...

Legit business's to handle the magnitude of this job, the city of Jackson’s garbage collection, don’t have someone with an @aol email address. Also, as another poster pointed out, you just don’t order a fleet of garbage trucks ans pick them up in a few weeks, especially in today’s economy. There are so many red flags on this it isn’t even funny. I would love to see which financial institute wrote a letter of credit for $250mil and who is going to bond the job. My guess is no bonding company is going to after the Siemens contract and MAC had their bond called. Word gets around quick in that world.

Jackistan is a third world city said...

G-day is approaching. Don't forget that you can use your accumulated garbage to fill in pot holes.

Anonymous said...

Socrates Garrett must want this contract badly, as he is running a commercial on WMPR trying to garner support from the community. I heard this commercial multiple times in the couple of hours I was listening this afternoon.

Socrates and Chowke Jackistan gangsters said...

How big are those rats that will take over once the garbage starts piling up on the fine streets of Jackistan?

The Boy Mayor Chowke will have city employees hauling his garbage off, because he is just special.

Why do you fools let him get away with this crap? Y'all should be protesting outside city hall by the thousands.

Tick, tock, tick, tock....

Anonymous said...

The only remarks I'm seeing thrown around in this cluster that relate to race are from LuMumba & Soc ... "Minority Minority Minority."
Were I a white owned business still located in Jackson, I'd be moving my business out of that duck pond ASAP since whites have no chance of making an honest dollar in that locale on a city contract.
Come on down to the church tonight at six and hear Lumumba lay out his plan for the future of garbage in Jackson … again.
Soc and his employee Yarber might be urged to speak as well.

Anonymous said...

There is no emergency. There is no one-year option in the RFP. Put the WM contract in front of the Council and it passes. Probably 5-2.

Anonymous said...

At this point it's time to remind everyone that Jackson Ms. is more or less 90 % black folk. 90 % ! The city counsel and correct me if i'm wrong has only two whities. WM garbage collectors whom feed their kids and pay bills also is mostly black men. No Mr. Garrett, it isn't racism. It's someone being practical and using sound logic for the first time maybe ever on the counsel.

Anonymous said...

82.2% according to the 2020 census.

Jackistan masochists said...

It's way past time for the remaining educated Jackistan residents to cut your losses and leave. Denial is not a river in Egypt.

Recap of serious issues:

1. Violent crime
2. Racist/corrupt incompetent mayor
3. Water
4. Potholes
5. Sewage
6. Garbage
7. Drag racing
8. 100s of abandoned homes
9. 9-1-1 unreliable
10. Flooding

Anonymous said...

The mobilization fee over 6 months adds effectively $2.32 to the monthly per unit rate. Therefore National United is really $17.32 monthly which is higher than WM however you slice it.

Anonymous said...

11:11 : The difference is that WM will actually pick the garbage up.

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