Barefoot Farmer Slams County Government

Barefoot Farmer Slams County Government

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Bluebird

Attalla, AL

#1 Feb 7, 2011
Jeff Poppins spoke at the Commissioners meeting this evening and severly scolded the Macon County Commissioners. He told them that Cobb Vantress was here in Macon directly due to their non-attention to an impact study that should have been conducted in Macon before Cobb Vantress came. Cobb Vantress was on record that if the commissioners ran the impact study that they would not locate in Macon County. It is public record that the study was not initiated and Cobb Vantress came. He testified that there would be a chicken house built within 100 ft of his property line. He testified that he had water studies conducted and had proof that the water on his property was of the highest quality in the state. He was adamant that the new chicken houses would impact his operation and life in a detrimental way and would not be able to stay in Macon. He reminded some of the commissioners that it had been their family relation that had helped him get his start here in Macon and that now it was all over. He was having to leave and the responsibility fell squarely on them. Jeff stated that 27 chicken house farms would not satisfy Cobb Vantress. He believed there would be many more than originally planned. He told them that we all would rue the day that they let Cobb Vantress here in Macon and that they would look back realizing too late that there was nothing that could be done, it would be too late. Shelvy Linville attempted to remind Poppins that Macon was an agriculture area to which Poppins replied that he was in favor of ag and that he worked and believed in ag but that Cobb Vantress is classified Industrial.
Concerned 3

Scottsville, KY

#2 Feb 8, 2011
Yes, Jeff Poppen's spoke but none of the commissioners listened. Is it too much to expect our commissioners to look at the individual who is speaking to them especially when it is about his home, business, land & life? We had so many farmers that were for this industry coming into our county thinking it wouldn't bother them, I believe that Jeff was one of those farmers who believed chicken houses wouldn't hurt him and look at where he is now. Nobody wins when you have a CORPORATION like Tyson/Cobb-Vantress move into town, why do people think this company and all the INDUSTRIAL chicken houses won't affect us here in Macon County like it has every other individual and business where this company has taken up residency in the U.S.A.? Is it true that commissioner Jerry Ray who has supported this industry from the beginning is the one doing the excavating work (getting paid) for the chicken houses that are going up around Jeff Poppen's place and isn't the Mayors Assistant Tammy Russel (Jerry Rays daughter)one of those who is putting up the chicken houses? I would like to know the answers to these questions.
WLIN News

Lafayette, TN

#3 Feb 8, 2011
No, it's Jerry Ray's son putting up that chicken house. His daugher and son in law is putting one somewhere else.

You can blame Shelvy Linville for inviting Cobb, he made the special trip to their KY plant to invite them to come after no one else wanted them.

But we still re-elected him.
ifunowhatidid

Albemarle, NC

#4 Feb 8, 2011
WLIN News wrote:
No, it's Jerry Ray's son putting up that chicken house. His daugher and son in law is putting one somewhere else.
You can blame Shelvy Linville for inviting Cobb, he made the special trip to their KY plant to invite them to come after no one else wanted them.
But we still re-elected him.
What you mean "WE" because after that man stood on my porch and outright lied to me when he was electioneering the first time I couldn't be paid to support him
well

Goodlettsville, TN

#5 Feb 8, 2011
Sounds like Poppens thought somebody would beg him to stay.
To the real beggar

United States

#6 Feb 9, 2011
well wrote:
Sounds like Poppens thought somebody would beg him to stay.
Poppins has done nothing to hurt anyone here in Macon. He has helped many.

What is your right to exist?
justme

Westmoreland, TN

#7 Feb 9, 2011
Lundy Russell is not Jerry Ray's son. Get your facts straight. Lundy should be respectful and move the houses away from the watershed that will flow into the Jeff Poppin's hollow. That is not too much to ask.
Barefoot hater

Elgin, SC

#8 Feb 12, 2011
Jeff Poppins AKA "the barefoot farmer" shouldn't be heard. All he represents are the potheads here in Macon county. That's all he is. it shouldn't be "the barefoot farmer" His AKA should be "THE POT HEADED DUMB ASS HIPPIE". He has that big party over at his farm every year and everybody there gets stoned and drunk, and you all are calling for him to be heard. Give me a break. To be fair I'm gonna go on record right now and speak for myself as a parent and for all the other parents out there that do not support drugs use and warn Mr. Poppins one time and ONLY one time. When my kids or any of my friends kids come back one more time from your "summer solstice party" stoned out of there mind, I'm going to come BLOW YOUR FU**ING head off. you are providing, promoting and enabling these kids to do drugs and it over my friend. Roll that up and smoke it cause i aint joking and I aint bluffing. Just try me buddy!!
uhhuh

Goodlettsville, TN

#9 Feb 12, 2011
Barefoot hater wrote:
Jeff Poppins AKA "the barefoot farmer" shouldn't be heard. All he represents are the potheads here in Macon county. That's all he is. it shouldn't be "the barefoot farmer" His AKA should be "THE POT HEADED DUMB ASS HIPPIE". He has that big party over at his farm every year and everybody there gets stoned and drunk, and you all are calling for him to be heard. Give me a break. To be fair I'm gonna go on record right now and speak for myself as a parent and for all the other parents out there that do not support drugs use and warn Mr. Poppins one time and ONLY one time. When my kids or any of my friends kids come back one more time from your "summer solstice party" stoned out of there mind, I'm going to come BLOW YOUR FU**ING head off. you are providing, promoting and enabling these kids to do drugs and it over my friend. Roll that up and smoke it cause i aint joking and I aint bluffing. Just try me buddy!!
Not condoning the threat of violence, but thank goodness somebody finally said what so many are thinking. I'm sick of Isaac Baccus (and the other fake screen names Isaac uses) carrying on about how much Poppens has done for the county.

Like what? Bringing in a bunch of other hippies? Supplying the kids?

He has done nothing positive for Macon County and I hope he does leave. Good riddance.
Angry Parent

Scottsville, KY

#10 Feb 12, 2011
Barefoot hater wrote:
Jeff Poppins AKA "the barefoot farmer" shouldn't be heard. All he represents are the potheads here in Macon county. That's all he is. it shouldn't be "the barefoot farmer" His AKA should be "THE POT HEADED DUMB ASS HIPPIE". He has that big party over at his farm every year and everybody there gets stoned and drunk, and you all are calling for him to be heard. Give me a break. To be fair I'm gonna go on record right now and speak for myself as a parent and for all the other parents out there that do not support drugs use and warn Mr. Poppins one time and ONLY one time. When my kids or any of my friends kids come back one more time from your "summer solstice party" stoned out of there mind, I'm going to come BLOW YOUR FU**ING head off. you are providing, promoting and enabling these kids to do drugs and it over my friend. Roll that up and smoke it cause i aint joking and I aint bluffing. Just try me buddy!!
Your reason for hating this man is because of his summer solstice celebration and the fact he smokes "pot" and some people partake of the substance at this celebration? I am sorry for you and even sorrier for your children. If your kids are smoking pot, then you haven't done your job right. My son (20) has gone to several of the Barefoot Farmers parties over the years and other parties and has never came home as your kids have "stoned out of their mind" and I would know, I was wild as a kid and did my share of drugs and smoked quite a bit of pot. I had a father who sounded quite a bit like you, a hot head who would rather resort to violence, shouting, etc., to get their message across rather then talking to me about anything. It was either my dad's way or no way. I used drugs as my way to escape from my dad and my mother. When I was high I didn't have to always hear him shouting and making threats, I was at peace. When I got older and moved away from home, I am proud to say I got my life squared away. I gave up all drugs as well as smoking pot, went back to college, married and had 2 kids who are now 20 & 24. I am happy to say they do not drink, smoke pot or take any drugs and are fine young men. My youngest is in Vanderbilt my oldest goes to the New York School Of Medicine. However, my sons were allowed to go to parties, some of their friends did get stoned but my sons made the right choice, no one forces anyone to take drugs, I am sure the Barefoot Farmer doesn't roll up a joint or pass around a bong load and say "you better smoke this or I will kick your ass." I have also attended several of Jeff Poppen's solstice celebrations and they are a lot of fun and good people including some of our teachers, pastors, local officials as well as the kids go there to socialize, camp out, listen to music, eat good food and have a great time. You need to remove the corncob from your ass and loosen up. Talk to your kids, quit sounding like a loser and take responsibility for your poor parenting skills. No one forced me to do drugs, I chose (keyword is chose) to do them and the Barefoot Farmer isn't forcing your kids to smoke pot either. I also want to say that even if a person does smoke pot that does not make them a bad person. I work with cancer patients and it does help them to overcome the nausea during chemo, it is good for wasting syndrome in AIDS patients, so just because someone smokes pot they donít deserve to have their FU**ING Heads blown off, as you so eloquently put it. Also, there is nothing wrong with a hippie. I would rather be around a group of people that sang of love & peace, cared about the planet and our environment and gave to others from their hearts. I never had a problem with my kids going to the Solstice, I knew there would be no violence or people getting hurt there however, I would have been terrified to know my kid was hanging anywhere around you a violent, hate filled excuse for a human being.
Angry Parent

Scottsville, KY

#11 Feb 12, 2011
uhhuh wrote:
<quoted text>
Not condoning the threat of violence, but thank goodness somebody finally said what so many are thinking. I'm sick of Isaac Baccus (and the other fake screen names Isaac uses) carrying on about how much Poppens has done for the county.
Like what? Bringing in a bunch of other hippies? Supplying the kids?
He has done nothing positive for Macon County and I hope he does leave. Good riddance.
Your as much of a loser as the other guy. I myself am not a fan of the writing of Isaac Baccus but I will agree with him on the issue of the Barefoot Farmer. You are just ignorant and afraid of what you don't understand. I don't care if Poppens is a hippie, he is not hurting anyone. For your information he does help the people in this county as well as a lot of people in middle Tennessee. I know a lot of people that wouldn't have food if it were not for the Barefoot Farmer & his generosity and I know that those people appreciate and are grateful to him. You would rather have Poppens leave the county but yet have these nasty smelling chicken houses that are going up, which will not do one positive thing to help the people of this county and will pollute our water, soil & air? You are as much of a nut case as the one that is threatening to blow off a peaceful man's head.
Barefoot hater

Franklin, KY

#12 Feb 12, 2011
Here my reply to all that bull sh*t. Screw you and all your pot smoking friends, cause if your taken up for that pot head then your condoling it also. Fire one up and write us another 5 paragraphs of bull sh*t!!! WEED JUNKIES!!! HA! HA! HA!
Interesting

Bethpage, TN

#13 Feb 12, 2011
Barefoot hater wrote:
Here my reply to all that bull sh*t. Screw you and all your pot smoking friends, cause if your taken up for that pot head then your condoling it also. Fire one up and write us another 5 paragraphs of bull sh*t!!! WEED JUNKIES!!! HA! HA! HA!
And you're a parent? You're setting a fine example for your children with that kind of immaturity. Sounds like you need to stop blaming someone else and start looking at the real problem, which is YOU.
Angry Parent

Scottsville, KY

#14 Feb 12, 2011
Barefoot hater wrote:
Here my reply to all that bull sh*t. Screw you and all your pot smoking friends, cause if your taken up for that pot head then your condoling it also. Fire one up and write us another 5 paragraphs of bull sh*t!!! WEED JUNKIES!!! HA! HA! HA!
You have proved my point! I am positive now that your kids have to get high just to be able to cope with your anger issues and I feel very bad for them. Yes indeed, you are a fine example of a human being! Just what I would have wanted my kids to be around...Hardly.
Barefoot hater

Franklin, KY

#15 Feb 12, 2011
I was a very patient parent for 5 years, countless dollars in rehab programs for my child. Counseling, family and individual. You have no idea, not even a clue how patient I have been, but when I drag my son out of a tent on Mr. Poppins farm fried out of his mind, after just completing an in house 28 day rehab program,$3800 I might add, Yes I do loose a little patients with your weed headed friend the barefoot farmer. My son is accountable for all his own actions, but I'm not going to sit here and listen to how great Poppins is when he is, indeed , enabling the kids of our community to a certain degree. Oh its only a herb from the earth, its non-addictive. Do either one of you have a clue how many times I have to hear that bull from all y'all pot heads. Pot is not biologically addictive, but its by far the number one gateway drug in the world. You do understand that don't you? I'm sorry for offending you all with my language. That was not very christian like of me and I ask for your forgiveness. As for the barefoot farmer, pot is illegal for the time being, so if for no other reason stop breaking the law. That's all I got. My wife is a clinical psychologist with a office in hendersonville, and I have learned over the last 5 years dealing with our sons addictions the one that you can't argue with is the pot heads. No reasoning skills, no cares, no worries, no life. You all take it from here and debate this one among yourselves. Again I'm sorry for my language usage earlier.
Interesting

Bethpage, TN

#16 Feb 12, 2011
First of all, I'd just like to say that I have never used pot in my life, so "all ya'll potheads" should not be directed towards me whatsoever. Don't assume someone is a user just because they're arguing against you.
Secondly, the fact is that your son was not FORCED to smoke pot. And for that matter, do you even know where the drugs came from? He may have been smoking pot at the Barefoot Farmer's party, but that doesn't mean Mr. Poppins provided it. Do you even know if Poppins is even a supposed pothead himself? Don't accuse unless you actually know what you're saying. Provide me with some facts if you do know.

And really, whether he does or not has NOTHING to do with the actual topic at hand.
Angry Parent

Scottsville, KY

#17 Feb 12, 2011
I want to say that I am NOT a pot head! I said I did drugs and smoked pot as a teenager and that was over 30 years ago. I also said I raised my kids not to do drugs! I can tell you that Jeff Poppens never offered my son any pot or me when I attended his celebrations and I know that you are not searched when you enter his property. So you need to find out who your son's supplier is but stop blaming Jeff for your sons addiction. I do hope that you son is able to keep free from his addictions it is a hard road.

“Take the red pill.”

Since: Dec 10

Shermer IL

#19 Feb 12, 2011
Barefoot_hater...wow...just...
Wow...I hope you understand this.
Maybe you should get your head out of your government indoctrinated ass and realize, ALCOHOL is the number uno gateway drug. Not Cannabis. YOU would understand THAT if you weren't a frothing-mouth imbecile. You spent how much on "rehab"? Get your fuckin money back, because guess what? People don't go into withdrawal without Cannabis. You don't see people suckin dick for herb.
I'm NOT sorry for my language because I am sick of ignorant people like you acting like Cannabis is some evil product of Lucifer. Are you a friggin ass? Yes. Yes you are. You spent 3800 bucks to probably rehab him of a legal substance. Substances that come in a happy little pill form, odds are. Supplied by Doctors you probably hold in high esteem. If he was using Cannabis, you wouldn't have had to drag him, and he would have been in his right mind. You can take my word for it, because ONE I'm not a Cannabis user, and TWO, I have more education than you do. I guarantee it. The people you can't argue with are the idiots that have no common sense, and can't look at historical context, and the money trail that prevents the legality of a BENIGN substance.
You DARE bash Mr. Poppen when he has been charitable and loving of his fellow man? Heaven forbid he throw a party. No one has been sold anything they didn't want! Stop bashing the capitalist principles of this nation. People like you are the reason we have a Prison-Industrial Complex. People like you lock people up for a damn plant and allow prison to turn them into violent sociopaths. People like you come here and bash a plant with such vitriol, and can't even have the common sense to figure out a PLANT doesn't cause you to lose your mind. It does NOT make people drugged out. I've seen a lot more Cannabis users than you in my many years, and I assure you, your dumb-ass son was probably pilled out. People like you are why our food prices are soaring due to the destruction of corn for ethanol when Cannabis would do that without rending our food! You're the kind of person people can't talk to, because you're a backwards, sheepish, idiotic redneck who is completely incapable of using logic, reasoning, and unbiased research to come to a simple conclusion. Your wife is probably a bigger drug dealer than ANYONE you dare bash. Alprazolam for EVERYONE! WOOOT!
I'm sure by your ignominious logic it is perfectly acceptable when the cream of Macon's crop gets together at that lame ass country club and get sloppy drunk off their asses.
1899 Merck manual.
Idiot.
God bless Jeff Poppen, and you can run and tell DAT!
www.drugpolicy.org
Get Some

United States

#20 Feb 13, 2011
El_Duderino ur a freaking idiot. I admit i smoke a little myself and I know barefoot hater personally. He's actually a pretty cool dude and was trying to apologize you fu**ing idiot. People like u give us a bad name dude. not cool

“Take the red pill.”

Since: Dec 10

Shermer IL

#21 Feb 14, 2011
Get Some wrote:
El_Duderino ur a freaking idiot. I admit i smoke a little myself and I know barefoot hater personally. He's actually a pretty cool dude and was trying to apologize you fu**ing idiot. People like u give us a bad name dude. not cool
Lmao. Okay. I'M an idiot. I'm not the one admitting legal wrongdoing on a public forum where the police can easily obtain your IP address. I'm also not the one who threatened to blow a man's head off for some idiotic perceived slight. "People like u" give "us" a bad name? Who is us, cornseed? Because I'm not like you, I have the normal amount of chromosomes. I don't break the law, I actively try to get it changed for everyone instead of throwing gasoline on the fire by being an idiot. Also I stand up for idiots like you, who the indoctrinated masses believe should be locked up for "smoking a little". Maybe they would be right, because if ignorant people like you were the norm for Cannabis users, but thankfully, I know that isn't the case.

So basically, I don't give a two-penny fuck about your opinion of me you meat-headed shitsack.

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