If you haven’t had the opportunity to purchase products from a farmer’s market, let me be the first to tell you that you are missing out. Not only is everything significantly cheaper than you’ll find in a conventional grocery store, but the quality is incredible. First of all, vendors give out free samples of all their products which include, but are not limited to: fruits, veggies, cheeses, dips, meats, hummus, etc. Second, everything is certified organic, and grown without harmful pesticides.
Third, and most importantly, your purchases help local businesses thrive in an industry dominated by factory farms. It’s like buying books from an independent bookstore versus a chain, you just feel better about your product because you know it came from a good location. If I haven’t convinced you, ask anyone who’s been to their local farmer’s market and they’ll tell you exactly the same stuff.
Eat a piece of fruit, why don’t you, and here’s what you missed in the news yesterday.
Not So Fast, Mr. President
Last week, we spoke about President Donald Trump’s intention to declare a national state of emergency to allocate funding for his wall project, and how Congress voted to pass a measure which would effectively block the President from doing so. Well, that measure went to the Senate and we’ve been patiently waiting to see how Senate members would vote. Interestingly enough, the measure has received bipartisan support because no member of government thinks President Trump has the right, or power, to spend money that was appropriated for other governmental operations.
According to reports, Sen. Rand Paul may be the final vote needed to block President Trump from his emergency declaration.
“I can’t vote to give the President the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress. We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn’t authorize it. If we take away those checks and balances, it’s a dangerous thing.”
–Sen. Rand Paul
The End Is Near
The Democrats are celebrating, but possibly too soon, at the fact that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump administration is nearly complete. Whether Mueller’s report shows anything about President Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia and the 2016 presidential election remains to be a mystery.
Perhaps the most important finding from Mueller’s report will be if Russia, in fact, meddled with the 2016 election. Interestingly enough, members of the Democratic leadership are more focused on finding the secret cause necessary to introduce articles of impeachment against the President, but after news emerging about countless morally questionable actions, and no consequences, I don’t believe Trump is going anywhere, anytime soon.
“We’re waiting for a report by people who weren’t elected. Unfortunately, you put the wrong people in a couple of positions and they leave people for a long time that shouldn’t be there and all of a sudden they are trying to take you out with bullshit, okay?”
-President Donald Trump