Looks like some fantastic pies.
Kudos to the Brokeass Gourmet for figuring out a pecan pie that doesn't use corn syrup, but I'd really have to doubt the proficiency of any baker who doesn't know the chemical and functional difference between 'Karo' corn syrup and 'High Fructose Corn Syrup'.
There is a small town in Washington that has experienced similar growth. Raymond, WA is a very small town (3000) on the Willapa Bay. After decades of declining growth, lost jobs, and kids moving away, Raymond decided to embrace the new paradigm. They have accepted and facilitated the move of dozens of cannabis entrepreneurs. Warehouses are quickly filling up, local contractors are hard at work installing plumbing, electrical, and security systems. The local mercantile sells hundreds of dollars a day to new cannabis businesses buying hardware and sundries for both their businesses and their new homes in Raymond. Not all the residents like it, but they don't want their town to die and cannabis is the answer.
Mr. Van Valkenburg had NO problem inviting the feds into his office and into Missoula when he was taking down state licensed medical marijuana caregivers. They are easy to prosecute and manipulate for career gain. ADA Andrew Paul coasted nicely during this time, dressing up like a SWAT team cowboy and going along with raids.
It seems that prosecuting sexual assault is 'hard' and 'complicated' and apparently just doesn't give him the metrics he's looking for. Now suddenly, he's all concerned about his 'independence' from an 'over-bearing federal authority'.
But Missoula, we get the government we deserve. Last election NO ONE ran against Van Valkenburg and we have no idea who would run for this office now.
Check out this interesting blog post from a law professor/attorney with his view on the 'unusual' POST conviction deal offered to Chris Williams. Can the prosecutor really just make up rules as he goes along?
Frankly, I think some real investigative journalism needs to happen here.
Chris Williams get sentenced on February 1. I'm dying to hear what Judge Christensen says in reference to this case and this 'deal.'
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