WASHINGTON, DC – The premier “LICKER ALL STAR TEAM” of HOWARD, BOBO & INMAN shuffled up to Washington, DC last Friday and put on their “song and dance” presentation. The THREESOME, likened to “HARPO, GROUCHO & CHICO” – we are the “good guys” and “we can fix this thing” shtick. It is interesting to note that the highest the LICKER group could get up the USDA Food Chain was Dr. Chester Gipson, rather than his superiors Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and APHIS Administrator Kevin Shea.
THE “HERR” MAN – DAVID L. HOWARD – MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN
“HERR” HOWARD’S LAST APPEARANCE OUT FROM BEHIND THE CURTAIN WAS AT THE CHATTANOOGA FEDERAL COURTHOUSE WHEN JACKIE MCCONNELL PLED GUILTY
Now you must understand this is the same LICKER CROWD which sued the USDA over its implementation of the federal regulations known as the Mandatory “Minimum Penalties”. The Lickers LOST on July 29 when U. S. Judge Terry Means “SLAM DUNKED” the Lickers after there were wide spread reports how the Licker were going to have their way in Texas federal court.
LICKER CONSIGLIERE JOHN T. BOBO, “THE MAN BEHIND THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN – LINE BRED SHELBYVILLE, TN CELEBRATION BOARD MEMBER
THE “CHEF MAN” CELEBRATION CEO MIKE INMAN
The LICKER CROWD is thumbing their noses at the USDA by SHOW HIO not putting the Mandatory “Minimum Penalties” in its rulebook as required by the federal court order. The SHOW HIO has apparently been “DECERTIFIED” by the USDA, but there are a couple of remaining details for it to be finalized.
The non-soring “Heavy Hitter” group of DEHAVEN, BENEFIELD,BIPPEN & LANE spent an hour with the Secretary in late July before having lengthy follow-up meetings with Administrator Kevin Shea and Dr. Chester Gipson.
The rubber meets the road on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 when the Celebration begins.