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Albemarle Tradewinds August 2015 Web Final

August 2015


The Albemarle Tradewinds merges your business into printed and social media. 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.” Dear Bill Clinton, by C.L. Cooke Forget you. I really got to appreciate and like you once upon a time. That is until you sold America down the river. I respect your dedication to your wife… now. But your choice to forsake your country for your political party (Democrat) and her future political aspirations seals the deal…you should be challenge to a duel for such an act. You know as well as I that the current administration is well on the way to punishing our country for the past. Whether the current leader is a Socialist, or Anti-Colonialist, or truly not a Christian, or whatever other labels put on him, your complicity is not acceptable. You may share a New World Order vision where American sovereignty becomes an historical footnote. In that case, I understand you better… not enough to forgive you though. Any decent Bubba is a patriot first and foremost. When it all shakes out and our efforts to salvage the freedom loving country of our birth is reestablished, where America remains a constitutional based democracy, you can head elsewhere. Hillary will not stand a chance either. Her political future is shot…her ineptness from Benghazi to email-gate. and the arrogance of privilege that you folks use to insulate yourselves from ethics, morality, and justice, has turned our stomachs. The Clinton political legacy is already in the tank…and why??? Check your ego! You may relate best to the wealthy, but poor lives matter, and you and yours are just as expendable as the many poor folks who once supported you, You forced us to wisen up. If our political loyalty to one party is now questioned more than ever, we may just have reached the point of disgust. The upcoming campaign for 2016 elections will again be full of hollow promises, lies, deception, and all the strategies that have fooled us in the past. But know the light bulb just went on in our brain and the illumination shines for freedom, truth, and a return to a future for our children that is truly transparent… not because your minions say so, but rather we can now see the truth is in the lack of economic opportunity, the widening gap between rich and poor, and an America where we do not feel safer from the evil forces that threaten our survival. Hasta la vista, baby Comments? E-Mail to 20 Albemarle Tradewinds August 2015

Life’s A Peach - A Carolina Peach Beehive! By Rosie Hawthorne “The walls were wet and sticky, and peach juice was dripping from the ceiling. James opened his mouth and caught some of it on his tongue. It tasted delicious.” Roald Dahl “James and the Giant Peach” North Carolina peaches are one of the greatest pleasures of life. Biting into a peach and having the juices drool down your chin is a sublime feeling. Plucking a peach off the tree and holding it is like having summer in your hand. I’ve taken the peach, wrapped it in strips of pie dough, and created a Peach Beehive that elevates the peach to unforeseen heights. Peach Beehives 4 peaches, skin on, washed, and left damp 1 refrigerated pie crust (I use Pillsbury’s refrigerated rolled dough.) Cut refrigerated pie crust into ½-inch strips. Starting at the bottom of the peach, coil the pie strips around the peach, pressing the edges of the dough to seal the seams. Cover the entire peach. Place peaches on a cookie sheet bottoms up. Top each with a pat of butter and sprinkle turbinado sugar, cinnamon, and freshly grated nutmeg over the pastry. Bake in a 425° oven about 40 minutes, or until pastry is nicely browned. While the beehives bake, prepare the Hard Sauce. Hard Rum Sauce ½ stick butter ½ cup powdered sugar 1 TB cream Rum to taste (Start with 1 TB.) In small saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in powdered sugar and cream. Stir in rum to taste. Pour warm sauce over beehives. For more recipes and tours through Rosie’s Garden, visit me at It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear. Douglas MacArthur I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within. Douglas MacArthur The Treasure Hunter “Don’t do it... without checking with me first” Milton Sawyer Your local computer repair store. From Laptop Repair to virus removal we do it all. Located in Elizabeth City NC. 252-562-0987 Did you know the Albemarle Tradewinds is located in more 252-722-6078 than 200 locations in NENC and Chesapeake? Cash Buyer Gold & Silver Jewelry & Coins Albemarle Tradewinds August 2015 21