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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.” The Illusion of Privilege by C.L. Cooke 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! 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. 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. 4. Comments? E-Mail to 20 Albemarle Tradewinds April 2015

It’s The Age of Asparagus By Rosie Hawthorne Parts - Sales - Service Since 1927 Two things herald the arrival of spring for me – the arrival of the ospreys and the discovery of my first asparagus shoots pushing out of the ground. Spring sees a lot of asparagus recipes in the Hawthorne Household from the bounty in my garden. Let’s start with a delicious and easy appetizer – Asparagus Roll-Ups. Rosie’s Roll-Ups 1 bunch asparagus Maple ham slices Puff pastry Coarse grained mustard Prepare asparagus by holding each end and snapping. Not to worry. The asparagus know where to snap. Drop asparagus in boiling water for one minute. Drain asparagus and immediately plunge into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking and set the pretty green color. Dry the spears and wrap a slice of ham around each spear. Take a sheet of puff pastry, brush a bit of the mustard on it, and wrap up the asparagus and ham. Bake in a 400° oven for 15-20 minutes, or until puffy and golden brown. For the main course, I think Asparagus Quiche is in order. Used Auto Parts We buy junk + Wrecked Cars Propane Tanks Filled while you wait! New Lower Prices! 20 Lb - $15.49 30 LB - $21.99 40 LB - $29.50 100 LB - $68.75 + Tax Rosie’s Asparagus Quiche 1 pie crust, homemade or the refrigerated ones that are rolled up, and not the frozen crusts 6 strips bacon, cooked until crisp, and crumbled 1/2 cup skim milk 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 3 eggs, room temperature 6 fresh asparagus from your garden, cut into pieces 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 1/2 cup Swiss cheese cubes Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg Heat oven to 400°. Combine milk and cream. Scald (Bring the milk and cream just to a boil.), then let cool a bit. Beat eggs, then beat slightly cooled milk mixture into eggs. Add in salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Crumble bacon in bottom of prepared pie crust. Add in Swiss cheese and asparagus. Pour in milk mixture. Top with grated cheddar. Bake 45 - 50 minutes, tenting, if necessary, near the end. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Try to save some quiche for the next day. The texture only gets better. Please visit with Rosie at for more recipes and fun stuff! 810 Sawyer St (Behind Salvation Army) Elizabeth City (252) 338-0817 Parts - Sales - Service Since 1927 Albemarle Tradewinds April 2015 21