The Piggies are coming home to roost for Smithfield

I was hearing rumors about this during the covid shutdown that Smithfield had a large inventory of product at a cold storage unit in town with Chinese labeling, apparently it was very true;

Even as Smithfield warned of a meat shortage, the company was exporting pork outside of the country, the complaint said.

The lawsuit also cited government data, which showed the US pork inventory in cold storage “was well into the hundreds of millions of pounds.” Analysts estimated such an inventory would keep grocery stores supplied for “months,” the lawsuit stated.

“Smithfield’s public messaging amounted to a scaremongering campaign, exploiting consumer fear about food insecurity,” FWW said in the complaint. “These statements, however, were misleading, deceptive, and contradicted by the facts.”

Just more lies from Trump/Noem/TenHaken B.S. factory to keep people working in an unsafe work environment.

If I was Mayor Behindcloseddoors I would have a meeting with Wholestone in devising a way to shutdown the Communist Packing Stinkhole and transfer the workers to a locally owned packing company that doesn’t stink up our town everytime there is a light breeze.

We will see how long it takes the local yocal media to cover this.



8 comments ↓

#1 D@ily Spin on 06.21.21 at 10:57 pm

It’s an agricultural state. Livestock processing has been a major industry in Sioux Falls for a century. We have good air quality but there’s going to be smell. I’ll accept it but it should be curtailed and checked. Here is better than LA. There, the air is so bad one suffocates.

We need Smithfield employees sales tax. Don’t run them off or we’ll suffer from poor city services.

What the focus should be for this city is no TIF’s and less developer cuddling. The monetary corruption deserves criminal investigation. I’ll tolerate the smell but misappropriated public funds is hard to accept.

#2 Very Stable Genius on 06.21.21 at 11:30 pm

The great Republican lie never ends. Daugaard, during a 2013 Inside Keloland interview about exporting South Dakota pizzas to China (Did you know we are known for our pizzas?), claimed that China was just a little more socialistic than us. Then speed forward to 2021 and now Governor Kristi Noem claims that two Democratic senators from Georgia are communists. So what gives here? Who do we believe? And for how long?

Actually, Daugaard and Noem’s positions on communism, and thus China, are not inconsistent, because it is all about the Benjamins. Republicans will say anything to make a sale. They’re like that obnoxious, but successful salesman in the sales department who will sale anything to make a sale, and when you have a dominant political entity or group that will do the same, then you will have corporations in this state that get to keep their cake and eat it too, or should that be keep and eat pork even for a communist country during a pandemic that is “apparently” processed in a less socialistic country to quote Daugaard.

The lawsuit in this story speaks to a reality which the Republican establishment in this state too often is an actor in, or at least an enabler. Another more recent example of this Republican doublespeak approach has to do with local food relief where politicians like Dusty and Noem will post pieces on social media taking pride in being a part of organizations that raise money for food for the needy, while these same politicians will tell us to value work over welfare, or claim that we have real paying jobs in South Dakota. And then don’t get me going about Thune, who all a sudden is worried about the federal deficit, while he also wants massive amounts spent on new infrastructure in our state even though South Dakota already gets more federal dollars each year then we send to D.C..

As long as the Republican establishment in this state, politically speaking, is allowed to keep its pork while eating it when it comes to its business dealings and its attitude about real jobs and wages, then “more socialistic” countries like China will get to eat our pork during a pandemic and be politically promoted by the Republican establishment in this state as merely more socialistic than us, while we are also told by the South Dakota Republican Party in the general same timeframe to fear communism and a food shortage during that same pandemic…. So, anything for a sale, I guess.

#3 anominous on 06.22.21 at 10:13 am

noem n them keeping their CCP bosses fed for months while everyone here gets gouged, yah?

#4 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 06.22.21 at 1:32 pm

But wasn’t the conclusion to ‘Animal Farm’ about the reality of commie pork?

#5 LJL on 06.22.21 at 10:06 pm

Of all the shit that mislead the public during the past 2 years and this is on your radar.

I wonder the same 2 people are your only replies?

#6 l3wis on 06.22.21 at 10:12 pm

You make three asshole.

#7 LJL on 06.25.21 at 8:45 pm

Oh now!!! Tisk tisk with the name calling little fella.

I’m starting to wonder if it’s really you doing all the replying to your own posts.

#8 "Woodstock" on 06.26.21 at 8:12 pm

“Oh no, not this again”…. “I remember when radioman Chad, who used to be the ‘Wacky Weather Guy’, claimed that VSG wasn’t real”…. “Trust me, he’s real”…. “He signs my paycheck every two weeks”…. “And, do you remember when LBJ showed his stitches?…. “Well, LJL’s comments often put me in stitches?”……