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Albemarle Tradewinds July 2016 Web Final Optimized

July 2016

A retired educator and

A retired educator and veteran, Cooke has become an advocate for renewed patriotism, and a critic of poverty in our region. “If many politicians have become more the problem than the solution,” states Cooke, “then good people are encouraged to speak-up, step-up, and fix the mess.” The Illusion of Privilege by c.l. cooke Comments? E-Mail to br549@modernmedianow.com Poor folks greatly outnumber rich folks. Poor registered voters greatly outnumber rich voters. Poor folks have a lot less money than rich folks. Rich folks spend a lot more money than poor folks. Money buys privilege. Therefore, rich folks continue to benefit by supporting issues and people that ultimately peddle the influence of their donors. So, will the poor folks ever rise from poverty? Not as long as poor folks do not vote as informed, wise voters! Let’s look at it this way. Poor folks have numbers on their side. The simple solution to reshape the economic landscape is for poor folks to stand together, vote together, elect their candidate of choice, and hold that elected official responsible to accomplish a simple platform of economic opportunity and improvement for our quality of life…No accomplishment, no reelection. I will admit though, our seemingly short memories has not benefitted poor folks. You see, we continue to be misled and influenced by deceptive talk and promises that appeal to our immediate state of mind because we forgot that the last politician promised a bright future, the “American Dream” and again, did not deliver. The rich folks seem to believe that poor folks just won’t get organized and exert the power of the vote, and win elections on one simple principle… that most poor folks are somehow satisfied with the pittance of government assistance they receive each month. To make the Illusion of Privilege a reality, where privilege comes from the will of the people, not the power of the almighty dollar, we can’t think color, we must think together, we must vote together, and we must be dissatisfied with the past. Northeast North Carolina has been economically disadvantaged forever. We just can’t continue to send the same folks back to elected office. Look at what is happening in the European Union(EU) with Great Britain’s vote to leave. When the “World View” of the privileged elite continues to economically batter the poor and the middle class, where the rich get richer, and the poor and middle-class see prices go up, but your currency buys less you might have had enough. Similar concerns are strong here. Open borders, immigration, dysfunctional elitist politicians, and government intrusion beyond fairness and decency plague us. To paraphrase and present a comedic parody based on a YouTube from Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory: You poor folks are gonna’ stay poor because 95% of you are going to continue to vote for the same party. “What, you calling me stupid?” No my brother, I’m just calling you out! “You champagne sippin, private jet flying thief.” No Sir, not me, but that’s what you been voting for year after year, and you still poor. Good viewing and reading: 1. YouTube: Elbert Guillory: Mary Landrieu is not helping blacks 2. YouTube: Elbert Guillory: Send Kay Hagan home 3. unaffiliatedparty.org 4. www.vote Nielsen.com/pages/vote101.htm 24 Albemarle Tradewinds July 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

No Trifling Matter, This Matter Of Trifles By Rosie Hawthorne Kitchensaremonkeybusiness.com Happy Fourth of July, everyone! I have a dessert for Independence Day that will send your bombs bursting in air - the trifle. By definition, a “trifle” is a thing of little value or importance, something insubstantial and of little consequence. In culinary terms, a trifle is anything but. My trifle is composed of an incredibly light and moist Lemon Sponge Cake infused with lemon syrup. For fruits, go with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Be sure you have the red and blue in there. For the white, I’m wrapping this package up with satiny whipped cream. It dresses up real pretty, so you can take it anywhere! Lemon Sponge Cake 5 eggs, separated, room temperature (Note: Both yolks and whites produce more volume when at room temperature.) 1 cup sugar 1 cup cake flour 1 ¼ tsp baking powder Zest of one lemon 1 tsp vanilla ½ cup unsalted butter, melted Beat yolks and sugar several minutes until light and creamy. Sift dry ingredients and gradually add to batter. Mix in vanilla and lemon zest. In a clean bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Stir a few spoonfuls of egg whites into the batter to lighten. Gently fold the rest of the whites in.Pour batter evenly into buttered and floured 9 x 13 inch pan. Spoon melted butter over top. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Spoon cooled syrup over hot cake. Syrup 1 ½ cups sugar 1 ¼ cups water Juice of one lemon Combine all ingredients and gently simmer about 6 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cool and pour over cake letting the sponge soak up the syrup. Cool. Use your favorite whipped cream recipe. For best results, I always chill bowl and beaters in the freezer for about 10 minutes. You get better volume. Did you know the Albemarle Tradewinds is located in more than 200 locations in NENC and Chesapeake? The Treasure Hunter “Don’t do it... without checking with me first” Assembly: Slice the cake into large cubes. Place a cake layer on the bottom of your trifle bowl. Spoon in a layer of whipped cream. Tuck some fruit in. Continue layering with cake, whipped cream and berries. Top with layer of whipped cream and arrange berries on top. Suggestion: I love the flavors of lime and blueberry, so I’m making a Lemon Lime Curd to pair with the blueberries, and a Crème Anglaise to pair with the strawberries. If you want to go the extra mile, please go to my Trifle blog post for recipes and step-by-step instructions. Here’s the link for those of you who have the printed version of Albemarle Tradewinds: http://www.kitchensaremonkeybusiness.com/2013/07/not-trifling-matter-this-matter-of.html For more recipes, please visit with Rosie at KitchensAreMonkeyBusiness. Milton Sawyer 252-722-6078 Cash Buyer Gold & Silver Jewelry & Coins facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds July 2016 25