Month: October 2017

Can’t have the inmates running the prison. Charges files against Trump’s former campaign chief.

It is time for a change.  For massive change in our government.  Good people speak up.  Let’s elect common people to represent us.  Let’s create term limits and let’s get rid of Citizens United.  Let’s fix gerrymandering.  Of the people…that means us. This article from the New York Times is sickening.  Enough. Paul Manafort, Once of Trump Campaign, Indicted as an Adviser Admits to Lying About Ties to Russia...

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ALEC – A Legislator for Every Corporation

In state houses around the country, hundreds of pieces of boilerplate ALEC legislation are proposed or enacted that would, among other things, dilute collective bargaining rights, make it harder for some Americans to vote, and limit corporate liability for harm caused to consumers — each accomplished without the public ever knowing who’s behind it.
“All of us here are very familiar with ALEC and the influence that ALEC has with many of the [legislative] members,” says Arizona State Senator Steve Farley. “Corporations have the right to present their arguments, but they don’t have the right to do it secretly.”

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While we wait for Cody Henson to reschedule his Town Hall — meet his opponent

On November 1 at 6:00 PM, there will be gathering at Cedar Mountain Cafe, hosted by Lucia Gerdes, for Sam Edney.  Sam is running for NC House District 113 to defeat Cody Henson. Special guest Patsy Keever, NC Democratic Party Chair, will also be there to let us know the latest on the party’s plan for our state. Over 6 months ago, Cody Henson had scheduled a town hall and then canceled it abruptly  I spoke with his office shortly after the cancellation and asked if he would reschedule as soon as possible.  His staff was very courteous and...

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Texans owner says about NFL players who protest “We can’t have the inmates running the prison”

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair reportedly said, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison” during last week’s meetings between players and owners over the national anthem issue. The team’s star receiver DeAndre Hopkins left and did not attend practice after the comment. Thank you, DeAndre Hopkins, for standing up!  It takes an enormous amount of courage to stand up, speak up, and demand change. Take a knee and stand up! I read about this issue from an email I received from the group Color of Change.  There are some good links in the email that gives some more in-depth information about the incident.  The email is below. #goodpeoplespeakup Dear Kimberly, While Roger Goodell and the NFL owners have been doing their best to be seen in public engaging with protesting players, behind closed doors it’s clear that Goodell and the owners are working hard to silence the players and their efforts at criminal justice reform. A new report revealed today that, at the recent NFL owners meeting, Texans owner Bob McNair said of the protesting players “we can’t have inmates running the prison.”1 To refer to the players as inmates reveals how the owners really feel about this situation – that Black men belong under the thumb of white owners. McNair’s comments are so offensive, star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins walked out of practice once he heard them.2 Now...

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    6:00 pm-8:30 pm
    Coffee Carts
    1061 Rosman Hwy, Brevard, NC 28712, USA

    Community Compost Raising

    You have heard of a barn raising.
    Join us for a community drop-off
    compost raising!

    When: April 19th at 6 pm

    Where: Coffee Carts
    1061 Rosman Hwy, Brevard, NC

    Hosted by: Moving to Conservers

    All are welcome! Please join us!

    We will be constructing a community
    compost drop-off site at Coffee Carts
    and celebrate with a community potluck!
    Bring a dish to share and your own
    non-disposable place setting. This is
    a zero-waste event.

    For more information email

  • 28

    8:00 am-12:00 pm

    The annual spring plant sale by the Transylvania Master Gardeners, The Transylvania Garden Club, The French Broad Garden Club and the Heritage Museum will be held Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Brevard Ingles parking lot on Asheville Highway. This will be the second year in this location and it allows very easy access and plenty of parking for customers.

    The annual plant sale raises funds to support gardening and landscape projects throughout Transylvania Count including the Master Gardeners projects including those at Silvermont and the Pisgah Ranger Station and scholarships provided by the garden clubs.

    Come early for the best selection from a large variety of high quality, locally raised perennials, annuals, vegetables, trees and shrubs. Local gardeners also will be on hand to offer advice.

    The plant sale takes place rain or shine. Admission is free.

    For more information, contact the Transylvania County Extension office, (828) 884-3109 or

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