Doughnuts for Manchester

There never can be enough doughnuts. And Church Hill Ventures, owned by Michael and Laura Hild, plans to bring them to Manchester. A recent story on our site detailed the couple’s plans to open the Butter Bean Market & Cafe, and this new spot, Hot Diggity Doughnuts, will be across the street at 1213 Hull St. It’s the second piece of the puzzle that the Hilds are fitting together to revitalize the decaying business corridor of the Manchester neighborhood.

What makes these doughnuts different? Each will be made to order and, even more significant to some, the bakery will serve craft cocktails, wine and beer, along with coffee drinks.Construction will start in just a few weeks and the Hilds plan to open the doughnut shop in the first quarter of 2018.

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Battle Within the GOP Heats Up: Establishment Vs. Bannon

This article is a fascinating and frightening description of the battle within the GOP for control.

On one side is the establishment: McConnell and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. On the other is Steve Bannon and his merry band of anarchists.

The flash point right now is the election of a new senator in Alabama to replace Jeff Sessions.

It is Luther Strange vs. Roy Moore.

Both are running against the government in Washington, even though their fellow Republicans control the Executive and Legislative branches.

In a sign of fights to come, the two Republican candidates are now competing to demonstrate their disgust with Washington politics. Strange, who was appointed this year to take the seat of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, begins one of his most recent television ads looking at the camera and announcing that he is mad at Washington politicians.

Moore describes his campaign as an effort to hurt McConnell, drain the swamp and bring more radical policies to the Senate, including a possible effort to impeach sitting U.S. Supreme Court justices for affirming the constitutionality of same-sex marriages.

Although Trump has endorsed Strange, Bannon is backing Moore – and using the conservative website he runs, Breitbart News, to hammer the incumbent as a swamp monster.

Allies of McConnell have been blanketing the Alabama airwaves to shrink Moore’s polling lead. After spending nearly $4million on ads before the first primary vote in August, the Senate Leadership Fund plans to blitz the state with another $4million before the Sept.26 runoff. So far this year, the super PAC has raised more than $11million, including a $1million infusion from hedge fund manager Paul Singer last month, federal filings show.

This appears to be the first round in an internecine battle over control of the GOP.

On one side is the Trump team; on the other are the Bannon zealots, funded by the Mercer billionaires. Bannon and friends apparently aim to destroy the United States in their quest for total liberation from any government at all.

A pitched battle for control of the Swamp.

Roy Moore is an extremist who is far to the right of any other extremist in the nation, and he is leading in the polls.

From Wikipedia:

Roy Stewart Moore (born February 11, 1947) is an American lawyer, politician, and former judge. Moore is running for the United States Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions upon Sessions’s confirmation as Attorney General of the United States.

Moore was elected to the position of Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2001, but removed from his position in November 2003 by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary for refusing to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments commissioned by him from the Alabama Judicial Building, despite orders to do so by a federal court. Moore sought the Republican nomination for the governorship of Alabama in 2006, but lost to incumbent Bob Riley in the June primary by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. He sought the Republican nomination for the office again in 2010,[1] but placed fourth in the Republican primary.

Moore was again elected Chief Justice in 2013, but was suspended in May 2016, for directing probate judges to continue to enforce the state’s ban on same-sex marriage despite the fact that it had been overturned. Following an unsuccessful appeal, Moore resigned in April 2017, and announced that he would be running for the United States Senate seat which was vacated by Jeff Sessions, upon his confirmation as Attorney General of the United States.[2][3]

In the years preceding his first election to the state Supreme Court, Moore successfully resisted attempts to have a display of the Ten Commandments removed from the courtroom. The controversy around Moore generated national attention. Moore’s supporters regard his stand as a defense of judicial rights and the Constitution of Alabama. Moore contended that federal judges who ruled against his actions consider obedience of a court order superior to all other concerns, even the suppression of belief in the sovereignty of God.[4]

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Virginia Republicans Face the Largest Number of Contested Elections in Over a Decade

This November, 85 percent of Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates districts will host contested races. Fifty-six of the 66 GOP-held areas have a challenger running in them now the most collective opposition the party has faced in more than a decade.

The state department of elections recently released a certified list of candidates for the House and, of the 100 races statewide, 67 will have more than one candidate. That’s the most since the 69 contested elections of 2009, according to the Virginia Public Access Project, which analyzed the list. In 2009, there were 32 contested races in Republican-held areas and 36 in Democratic ones.

While the uptick in candidates for districts led by the state’s majority party has been significant, the swell is contrasted on the other side of the aisle. Just 11 of the 34 Democratic-controlled areas will hold contested elections.

Find out more at PilotOnline.com.

Rapper Noah-O Represents on “Sway in the Morning”

Well-known Richmond hip-hop artist, Noah-O, was interviewed on the legendary hip-hop radio show, “Sway in the Morning,” in New York on Friday.

The rapper turned heads in the studio performing a track from his new album produced by DJ Mentos, “The Rain,” which is available here. We have links to the Sway studio videos below and asked Noah-O a few questions about the experience.

Style: How did this come about?

Noah-O: Last March, Cheats [Marc Cheatham] invited me to go to VCU to attend a film screening put on by Afrikana Film Festival that Sway executive produced regarding police brutality. And it was around the time many killings were in the news.

I wasn’t going to tell him I was an artist due to the situation being a community event and not to come off as opportunistic. I just wanted to meet Sway and tell him I grew up hearing him as a local DJ in San Francisco and take a pic. We talked and I invited him to Plush to have dinner since he would be in town. Once we went to Plush, we ate and hung out, and after a while Sway wanted to go to the nightclub section of the building and see the people.

A lot of people noticed him and us together and took pics and he eventually realized I was a music artist from there. He invited me on the show. That was over a year ago but I kept in contact with his producer. They found out I would be in town for our Trust The Vibes East Coast Tour last Thursday and invited me on as a guest Friday a.m.

What was the experience in the studio like?

It was surreal being there, as we had communicated so long ago. I had begun to think it would never happen. When he came out to meet us in the lobby the first thing he said was, “You thought I forgot about you, huh?”

It is refreshing to see there are people in the industry who keep their word and not only that he and his team care about hip-hop culture, the issues affecting the community and people. Not only that, but to think I was rhyming in a place that Eminem owns and so many famous and talented people have been in is a blessing, life-changing opportunity.

Did Sway give you any advice?

Keep killing it.

Have you seen a bump or renewed interest in the album?

There is definitely an increase in the awareness of who I am globally. A lot of Asians and Filipinos, people from Virginia everywhere and industry people are getting hip to me, new doors are opening.

What do you have coming up locally?

I have shows coming up in DC, Northern Virginia and Philly for our Trust The Vibes Tour and this fall I’m going to be touring Europe with a German artist, ¥EN, and I’ll be joining Versace ChaChi for a few dates there as well.