November 20, 2020 6:04 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for Friday, November 20, 2020 Morning Reads for Friday, November 20, 2020 By Ginny Politics 2 Comments Happy retirement, Jim Galloway. You will be missed. School kids rejoice! Coaches on the Hot Seat now that Boom has vacated. Thanksgiving warm-up. Turkey Day risk assessment. Just in time for your Christmas shopping enjoyment. We all understand this craving. But what if you’re not a fan of mangoes? At what point does it become serious money? Pants on fire alert. Blue ring nebula secrets revealed. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 2 Comments armanidog If you buy from your local produce or farmers market, you usually get a superior vegetable/fruit. I bought a basket of 10 tomatoes for $5 at the local produce stand on Tuesday. The tomatoes are ripe and have a good taste. Some farmers markets have curbside service. “While other farmers markets took longer to adapt to COVID-19, Athens Locally Grown remained open and saw increased sales, said manager Eric Wagoner. Athens Locally Grown managed to transition to an outdoor pick-up system early on and has continued implementing safety guidelines in the ordering, payment and pick-up process. When COVID-19 hit, customers feared going to the grocery store, and the disruption of the supply chain caused product shortages, Wagoner said. Because of the online ordering system used by ALG, “it was easier for us to adapt than for more traditional markets,” he said.” “West Broad Farmers Market The West Broad Farmers Market postponed the opening of its in-person market in 2020 because of the pandemic, said market manager Ellie Adams. The market began using the software that Wagoner developed for Athens Locally Grown, Adams said. The second weekend in May, West Broad opened as an online market with curbside pick-up.” https://www.redandblack.com/eat-drink/uprooted-but-thriving-athens-farmers-producers-and-markets-adapted-during-the-pandemic/article_b98866ac-2a11-11eb-a56d-2b11a887ac9c.html November 20, 2020 8:33 AM Log in to Reply armanidog Michelle Obama released a statement today on Instagram. This shows you what class is all about: This week, I’ve been reflecting a lot on where I was four years ago. Hillary Clinton had just been dealt a tough loss by a far closer margin than the one we’ve seen this year. I was hurt and disappointed—but the votes had been counted and Donald Trump had won. The American people had spoken. And one of the great responsibilities of the presidency is to listen when they do. So my husband and I instructed our staffs to do what George and Laura Bush had done for us: run a respectful, seamless transition of power—one of the hallmarks of American democracy. We invited the folks from the president-elect’s team into our offices and prepared detailed memos for them, offering what we’d learned over the past eight years. I have to be honest and say that none of this was easy for me. Donald Trump had spread racist lies about my husband that had put my family in danger. That wasn’t something I was ready to forgive. But I knew that, for the sake of our country, I had to find the strength and maturity to put my anger aside. So I welcomed Melania Trump into the White House and talked with her about my experience, answering every question she had—from the heightened scrutiny that comes with being First Lady to what it’s like to raise kids in the White House. I knew in my heart it was the right thing to do—because our democracy is so much bigger than anybody’s ego. Our love of country requires us to respect the results of an election even when we don’t like them or wish it had gone differently—the presidency doesn’t belong to any one individual or any one party. To pretend that it does, to play along with these groundless conspiracy theories—whether for personal or political gain—is to put our country’s health and security in danger. This isn’t a game. So I want to urge all Americans, especially our nation’s leaders, regardless of party, to honor the electoral process and do your part to encourage a smooth transition of power, just as sitting presidents have done throughout our history.” https://www.instagram.com/p/CHqZ-ylrqJd/ November 20, 2020 4:17 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.