Darlings, a little over a week ago, I stepped outside on the back porch of the General Store and was greeted with something that was right stinky. At first, I thought something had died, maybe a skunk. But, I’m a country girl and I quickly figured out that it wasn’t a skunk and that it was a mixture of sewage and what to me, smelled like Methane Gas.
A few hours later, I had to take care of some business and when I went to run some errands, the smell seemed to have lost most of its stinkiness and if you live around here, it’s not unusual to smell something floating through the air that doesn’t smell like roses.
I’ve smelled tires burning, garbage burning, and the biggest thing you can smell around here are all the exhaust fumes that come from vehicles that blow plumes of smoke into the air all the time. Sometimes, when cleaning the glass in front of the store, there is nothing but what appears to be black soot all over my windows.
As the day went on, the smell seemed to disappear and I didn’t hear too much talk about it until later in the day. From what I heard, it seemed that there had to be some repair work done on the sewage lines near that new bridge they’re building in front of the high school and they had to clear the lines to replace parts of the lines. Then I heard that it was discovered, after a bit, when an oil film was seen floating on the water at the Filtration Plant at Pleasant Ridge, that there had been oil mixed in with what had been pumped and the stink was on!
Speaking of that bridge, where is it coming from that the City of LaFollette is responsible for all the delays? That project belongs to the State of Tennessee and the railroad. And ask anyone, the railroad has to approve every inch of that project, not the City of LaFollette.
Back to the stink . . . what has really been stinky, is the reaction of some folks, as they continue to allege, (That’s to assert without or before proof), is that when the stink was discovered, a plot was hatched to cover up the stink and the consequences. How in blazes could they do that? You can’t cover anything up in Campbell County for too long, and stink is one thing that is never covered up.
You would have thought, by what some folks were alleging, and seem to still be alleging, that there was a conspiracy. That everyone involved, were liars and fellow conspirators. How could anyone deny that there was a stink? Now, it seems the mistake was made by those doing the pumping of the waste into the trucks that were contracted by the contractors of the bridge. How is the LUB responsible for that and we’re to believe that the Management of the LUB and the Mayor of LaFollette were enjoined in a conspiracy to hide the facts of the situation? Tarnation!
Now, as to the severity of the situation, it seems a disservice to this community that anyone would try to make this situation something that it wasn’t: a deliberate act to cover up something that hurt people in this area.
Another disservice to this community would be someone trying to profit from this situation without having any other reason other than to cause confusion, conflict, and make a mountain out of a molehill before all the facts and more than that, before all the truth of the situation was known.
Darlings, if someone approaches you about trying to get yourself signed up for some big-time lawsuit, here’s my advice: Sign up, if you feel that you were directly injured, but by no means, should you part with any money. Lawsuits for something like this take years, and years, and years and that’s when it’s done by some of the top law firms in this country. And when it’s all said and done, the lawyers in the situation, get the biggest share of the cash!
I did some checking with the hospital and it didn’t seem that they were overran with folks complaining on that day. And from what I’ve read, saw on television, all this business is highly suspect as to the motives of those stirring up the alleged conspiracy. Yes! Something stinks, but I’m not too sure it was the event that happened over a week ago.
For sure, something stinks, and it seems that there’s the stink, the stinkee, and stinkers, who are not concerned about this community; only with making a bigger stink and getting their moment in the limelight. If people were, accidentally exposed to a “potential” health hazard, then there’s the truth of the matter and not some contrived situation, filled with lying and liars, to cover up the stink. I’m sure many folks were sickened by the smell, it gave me the a swimmy headed moment myself. But has anyone been injured for life? That’s something to be proven and speculated about.
If there needs to be a lawsuit filed, then it’s a matter of real honesty and integrity to make sure the right culprits are named and not this: We’ll blame everyone and sue everyone, grandstanding.
The stink now seems to be coming from those, pretending to be concerned for the health of the community, and all they’re doing, based on the facts so far, is allegedly creating a stink for profit.
It’s just a matter of learning . . . unlearning . . . and . . . relearning.