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  • Flagstaff Blues & Brews Festival–Day One

    by lobo91 ( 129 Comments › )
    Filed under Music, Open thread at June 10th, 2019 - 10:00 pm

    As many of you are aware, I took a little road trip over to Arizona this past weekend to attend the Flagstaff Blues & Brews festival. This was the festival’s seventh year, and the first time it’s been two days. There were a total of ten artists—four on Friday and six on Saturday. Friday’s main draws were Larkin Poe and Tab Benoit.

    I got to the festival site, which was the driving range of the Continental Country Club on the east edge of town, shortly after the first artist began playing, and while there was a line to get in, I got to skip it, since I’d had the foresight to get a VIP pass. A quick scan of my ticket, a magic wristband, and I was set.

    I spent some time walking around the venue, scoping out what they had to offer, and came away impressed. They had a ton of vendors, including more than a dozen different food trucks. One of the most popular was serving Maine lobster, if you can believe it. Lobster. At a concert. In northern Arizona. Only in America.

    Anyway, after checking out the amenities, I headed for the VIP area, where I would end up spending most of the weekend. Unlike the general admission area, there were a couple of large tents with tables and chairs, along with some nice padded folding chairs on the lawn. The tables came in handy when it came time for dinner, which was catered by one of the local casinos. The only thing that wasn’t free was beer, wine and cocktails. I could get used to this VIP thing…

    After hanging out for a while, I made my way over toward the stage, where the second artist was winding up their set. Since it was a festival, the next artist in the lineup would stage their equipment off to the left side of the stage as the previous act was finishing, which was kind of interesting to watch. I eventually saw one of the roadies unzip a padded double guitar case and pull out a battle-scarred sea foam green Fender Jazzmaster, followed by a banjo. That could only mean one thing: Larkin Poe was in the house! (or on the lawn, as it were)

    As soon as the stage was clear, the crew began setting up for Larkin Poe. Much to my surprise, Megan and Rebecca Lovell were right there in the middle of it, plugging in cables and adjusting speakers. Rebecca acted as the general, directing her troops until everything was just right. When she was satisfied, she nodded and said, “I think we’re good to rock and roll!” With that, she picked up her guitar and launched into a blistering rendition of “Summertime Sunset,” which has become their standard opening number. They then went straight into “Trouble in Mind,” followed by “Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues” before stopping to catch their breath.

    For those who aren’t familiar with Larkin Poe, they’re a self-described “roots rock/Americana” band based out of Nashville. Fronted by sisters Megan and Rebecca Lovell, Larkin Poe was formed back in 2010 following the breakup of their previous band, The Lovell Sisters. Megan and Rebecca, along with eldest sister Jessica, took the bluegrass scene by storm in 2006 when they decided to enter a music competition on a lark, and the rest is history. The girls spent their teen years touring (which was possible because they were all home-schooled) and released several successful albums. Eventually, Jessica decided that life on the road wasn’t for her, though, and at 19, she left the band to go to college and eventually get married.

    Undeterred by the loss of their leader, Megan and Rebecca almost immediately formed what would become Larkin Poe, although just what that meant took several years to shake out. They began playing bluegrass, and then swerved toward country, before finally trading in their acoustic instruments and making the jump to blues-based rock with the album Kin in 2014.  Since then, they’ve never looked back.

    Megan and Rebecca are both accomplished multi-instrumentalists who began playing classical violin and piano at around age 4.  As The Lovell Sisters, Jessica played fiddle and sang lead, Megan played dobro (an acoustic version of the lap steel guitar she plays now), and Rebecca played mandolin and banjo. Rebecca was actually named the top mandolin player in the country when she was only 15. Thanks to the miracle of YouTube, you can see some of those early performances to this day. Rebecca sometimes cringes at the clothes and hairstyles she wore as a (as she puts it) “chunky” teenager, but the talent was definitely there. Ever heard a Jimi Hendrix solo on mandolin? Now you can say that you have.

    Today, Rebecca mainly plays electric guitar, along with banjo on a few songs. At 27, she’s an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician and producer who did all of the arrangements on their two most recent albums. She’s currently engaged to another up and coming blues-rock star, Tyler Bryant. Megan, 29, pretty much exclusively plays an original 1948 Rickenbacker lap steel guitar these days with a custom rig that allows her to play standing up. She’s married to Nashville-based guitarist Mike Seal.

    Aside from their obvious musical talent, Megan and Rebecca are about as different as two sisters could be. Megan is quiet, reserved and introspective, while Rebecca is anything but. It definitely shows on stage. While her lap steel is an essential part of what makes them Larkin Poe, Megan is content to be off to the side. Rebecca, on the other hand, is definitely in the driver’s seat. She plays with reckless abandon, constantly in motion, working the crowd and feeding off their energy. It’s something that really doesn’t come across in their recordings, or even in videos of live performances.

    And I got to experience it from eight feet away.

    Someone famously said, “I have seen the future of rock and roll, and its name is Bruce Springsteen.” I think he was mistaken.

    Some photos:

    Megan running cables


    Rebecca tuning her baby


    “I think we’re good to rock and roll!”


    Harmonies are a big part of Larkin Poe’s signature sound


    Rebecca has the “rock chick” thing down


    The Slide Queen




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    129 Responses to “Flagstaff Blues & Brews Festival–Day One”
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    1. AZfederalist
      1 | June 10, 2019 10:12 pm

      I saw that you had a post ready to go and I knew what it was going to be about. … and I was not wrong.

      Cool stuff!

    2. eaglesoars
      2 | June 10, 2019 10:23 pm

      It’s amazing that this kind of talent is almost unknown to most people, but morons like Justing Bieber………..They should be rocking out Yankee Stadium

    3. lobo91
      3 | June 10, 2019 11:00 pm

      This is a really good video of them playing live in-studio. The audio quality was so good that they actually released it as an EP.

      The interview segments between songs are interesting, too (once you get past the host, who reminds me of AOC auditioning for NPR). There’s a hilarious bit where she asks about pre-show rituals, and Rebecca says, “Well, we typically sacrifice rabbits…,” completely deadpan. Megan quickly jumps in and says “No! We don’t actually do that,” as if someone might have thought she was serious.

    4. yenta-fada
      4 | June 11, 2019 2:06 am

      @ lobo91:

      This is so well written that it makes you really excited that you’re going to hear them play. Which I will do in a moment. The background notes are interesting, and the description makes me feel like the setting is perfect. I love hearing music outdoors. Not so much in the great white North.

    5. yenta-fada
      5 | June 11, 2019 2:55 am

      I listened to them play with Joe Bonamassa, and his energy and talent brought a deeper exciting sound to Larkin Poe. The lapsteel moved out a lot more. I thought their vocals got stronger and rose to the next level. More instruments filled out the sound without taking anything away from the ladies who kept up naturally.

      Would love to hear what Dorian has to say. They have an original sound and real talent. Playing with great singers and musicians is an opportunity to reach even higher. I like the bigger sound and it gives them top exposure. They are winners on the right track who will only get better. Good ears lobo. 🙂

    6. rain of lead
      6 | June 11, 2019 6:18 am

      morning y’all

      cool stuff lobo

      speaking of cool
      1/3 of the way through june and right now it is 57 outside
      gorebull warming my ass

    7. rain of lead
      8 | June 11, 2019 6:39 am

      temp edit
      now 56

      in JUNE

    8. coldwarrior
      9 | June 11, 2019 6:50 am

      Capitalizing on some MAGA?

    9. coldwarrior
      10 | June 11, 2019 6:50 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      morning y’all

      cool stuff lobo

      speaking of cool
      1/3 of the way through june and right now it is 57 outside
      gorebull warming my ass

      My tomatoes and peppers are a month behind.

    10. 12 | June 11, 2019 7:32 am

      I’ve hit over 50 miles of my 125 mile goal, and I’m at 100% of what I wanted to raise. I’d love to hit $300 To beat that goal.

    11. 13 | June 11, 2019 8:14 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      Tractors and farmers are just getting fields ready now up here. Things have been cool and very wet.

    12. coldwarrior
      14 | June 11, 2019 8:33 am

      PaladinPhil wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      Tractors and farmers are just getting fields ready now up here. Things have been cool and very wet.

      same here.

    13. coldwarrior
      15 | June 11, 2019 8:33 am

      15 tons of gravel delivered…gonna have a work-out over the next week.

    14. lobo91
      16 | June 11, 2019 9:22 am

      @ yenta-fada:
      @ rain of lead:


    15. 17 | June 11, 2019 9:53 am

      Heat wave blasting through Northern California. 100 in Oakland yesterday. Will be 96 today. Of course, Chicken Littles saying Climate Change! Except…well, temperatures dive back to normal tomorrow. And I mean DIVE. Over 15 degrees. So I guess it’s – what – changed BACK?

    16. eaglesoars
      18 | June 11, 2019 12:51 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      I’ve been researching how your high speed rail might impact farmland in California. HUGE. On a map, it looks like an acre here, an acre there, but that’s not how farming works. In King’s County alone, maybe 1200 acres out of production.

      It’s a wonder your farmers aren’t in Sacramento with pitchforks. Just for grins, I checked out Pelosi’s vineyard holdings. Unfortunately, in the Napa Valley, west of the northernmost Sacramento terminal. She won’t feel a thing.

      In California, the version of eminent domain means the state can take the land and decide the price later. “later” is “whenever they get around to it”. I think takings have already started, I’m not sure. In any event, whether the thing gets built or not – and I doubt it will – farmers are going to be kicked off their land. I checked the King’s County Ag report for 2012. BILLIONS in ag revenue.

      Talk about killing the golden goose.

    17. yenta-fada
      19 | June 11, 2019 1:21 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      So, California is slashing the first world necessity of private property ownership. Big city dwellers neither know nor care about farmers and farmland. Food comes from the supermarket and coupon clipping is the only consumer involvement in getting affordable food on the table. Some people have veggie gardens, but there are lots of stories about local restrictions on this activity.

    18. eaglesoars
      20 | June 11, 2019 1:46 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      Food is a national security issue, altho it’s not been treated as such since FDR when he told farmers what to plant (the gov’t still does that to an extent, but not under the national security imprimatur).

    19. yenta-fada
      21 | June 11, 2019 1:49 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:


      I cannot get even highly intelligent people interested in the SUN as a major factor in ‘climate’ aka weather. Never mind the activity directly below the surface that relates to earthquakes and volcanic activity. Governments, in their rapine hunt for taxes, have monetized weather by taxing carbon, plastics, and everything else we need to exist. I saw a short report on measuring methane emissions more efficiently. Natural gas (they said) is mostly methane. I fully expect a methane tax down the road as this gets promoted as polluting the environment. None of these taxes do anything about the climate/weather.

    20. eaglesoars
      22 | June 11, 2019 1:57 pm

      Remember when US News & World Report came out with its list of the best countries for women and Sweden was #1?


      – Explosion at family apartment
      – Explosion at nightclub
      – Four shootings
      – Man threatened to blow up train station shot by police
      and reports of shooting in several other cities

    21. eaglesoars
      23 | June 11, 2019 2:09 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      – Explosion at family apartment

      I should note that all those incidents were in the last 24 hrs in Malmo.

    22. yenta-fada
      24 | June 11, 2019 2:36 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      From Canada Free Press, SUSTAINABILITY bs:

      To bring the cattle industry into line the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has accepted the imposition of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, which is heavily influenced, if not controlled, by the World Wildlife Fund, one of the top three most powerful environmental organizations in the world and a leader in the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), which basically sets the rules for global environmental policy. This is the same World Wildlife Fund that issued a report saying, “Meat consumption is devastating some of the world’s most valuable and vulnerable regions, due to the vast amount of land needed to produce animal feed.” The report went on to say that, to save the Earth, it was vital that we change human consumption habits away from meat. As pointed out earlier, the fact is most land used for grazing isn’t capable of growing crops for food. Further, to have the WWF involved in any part of the beef industry is simply suicidal.

      It’s interesting to note that the “Principles for Sustainable Beef Farming,” issued for the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef by the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Working Group (SAI), follow the exact guidelines originally presented in the United Nations’ Agenda 21/ Sustainable Development blueprint. Agenda 21 divided these into three categories including, Social Equity, Economic Prosperity and Ecological Integrity. Using almost identical terms, the SAI plan for Sustainable Beef uses the following headings for each section of its plan: Economic Sustainability, Social Sustainability, and Environmental Sustainability.

    23. eaglesoars
      25 | June 11, 2019 2:50 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      are you talking about the We’ve not heard anything from the beef guys we hang out with

    24. eaglesoars
      26 | June 11, 2019 5:06 pm

      Joe Biden just promised to cure cancer.

    25. yenta-fada
      27 | June 11, 2019 6:26 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ yenta-fada:

      are you talking about the We’ve not heard anything from the beef guys we hang out with


    26. yenta-fada
      28 | June 11, 2019 6:34 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      The greaseball who did Trudope’s thinking for him was the head of the World Wildlife branch in Canada. Gerald Butts. He resigned when the SNC Lavalin story broke. Now he’s doing Soros work in New York. The elite likely gave him a promotion for all the HORRIBLE damage he did to lock in & destroy the Canadian Oil Industry in such a short time.

    27. Aussie Infidel
      29 | June 11, 2019 6:36 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      I fully expect a methane tax down the road as this gets promoted as polluting the environment. None of these taxes do anything about the climate/weather.

      It was NEVER about the climate. It was always about CONTROL of populations by the elites and for the deluded hot pool it was all about the ‘religion of Gaia’. That made up global warming mantra to keep the brain-dead in line and suitably frightened.

      The socialists have even admitted as much. Not only control socialist CONTROL but selective de-population. Scratch a socialist and you’ll find a nasty piece of work that represents covert racists, control freaks, et al.

    28. Aussie Infidel
      30 | June 11, 2019 6:38 pm

      @ yenta-fada:
      Any organisation with the words ‘Round-table ‘ in it…. hold onto your wallet and be prepared to resist authoritarianism and elitism.


    29. Aussie Infidel
      31 | June 11, 2019 6:41 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Joe Biden just promised to cure cancer.

      Tell ‘plugs’ Biden that you need to read his plan. He can reach you by walking to the other side of the swimming pool, across the water, to hand deliver it!


    30. yenta-fada
      32 | June 11, 2019 6:43 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      Butts did the WWF gig before he took the head job in the PM Office. He and Sparklesox were room mates at McGill. SS took 9 years to complete his degree afaik. Working hard to legalize weed very early on./ No doubt he has no difficulty accessing a range of mood altering substances. Spends a LOT of days/week crossing the country on the taxpayer jet. Just needs a lot of ME time.

    31. eaglesoars
      33 | June 11, 2019 6:44 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      thanks, I’ll show hubby when he gets home.

      SNC Lavalin

      what the hell is that all about?

      Boy, Mara Liason sure looks different when she doesn’t have studio makeup and lighting going for her

    32. yenta-fada
      34 | June 11, 2019 6:56 pm

      Trudles thinking on his feet.

    33. rain of lead
      35 | June 11, 2019 6:57 pm

      9/6/2019 – Mt Sinabung TimeLapse

    34. eaglesoars
      36 | June 11, 2019 9:03 pm

      Mia has the puppy zoomies. Again.

      I don’t know whose idea she was, but they’d better get their butt over here ASAP and clean up this mess.

    35. rain of lead
      37 | June 11, 2019 10:20 pm

      The Guess Who – No Sugar Tonight

    36. yenta-fada
      38 | June 11, 2019 10:46 pm

      Decent article about why a million people protested in the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday. China suddenly tightens the authoritarian grip on Hong Kong.

    37. yenta-fada
      39 | June 11, 2019 11:01 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      SNC Lavalin, in brief, was a peek behind the support the Liberals in Quebec hand taxpayer money to prop up favored corporations. Goes on all the time, but Trudope’s bungling nastiness pulled the curtain back. All of Canada noticed.

      Quebec is the tail that wags the mostly leftist/occasionally right political Canadian dog. SNC Lavalin is an engineering company that bribes/builds internationally and at home.

    38. yenta-fada
      40 | June 11, 2019 11:09 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      @ yenta-fada:
      Any organisation with the words ‘Round-table ‘ in it…. hold onto your wallet and be prepared to resist authoritarianism and elitism.

      I have a graduate degree in missing the obvious sometimes. Thanks for the tip. lol

    39. Aussie Infidel
      41 | June 12, 2019 12:54 am

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Decent article about why a million people protested in the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday. China suddenly tightens the authoritarian grip on Hong Kong.

      Yet the local progressive socialist media here in NZ reported that ‘tens of thousands of protesters were on Hong Kong’s streets. Typically they under-estimate the crowd count of those they want to trash, like conservatives and people fighting socialists / communists for their freedom, and over estimate progressive crowds massively.

      Fun that !

    40. Aussie Infidel
      42 | June 12, 2019 12:58 am

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      @ yenta-fada:
      Any organisation with the words ‘Round-table ‘ in it…. hold onto your wallet and be prepared to resist authoritarianism and elitism.

      I have a graduate degree in missing the obvious sometimes. Thanks for the tip. lol

      Round Tables, and especially when the term is attached to the words like ‘business’ or ‘education’, are code for…. elitist or progressive gatherings and an echo chamber for the elitists and socialists to peddle their pernicious garbage!

    41. Possum
      43 | June 12, 2019 4:06 am

      A warning to others.

      If you are on unemployment do NOT get a part time job EVER.

      I did, a few hours per week. I could earn $100 per week and over that the Texas unemployment subtracted the difference from my unemployment check.

      That is ok by me.

      BUT! the place I worked at said I quit. No, they never told me when they needed me.

      So, now my $506 a week unemployment is no more and Texas Workforce unemployment is demanding $1500 over payment.

      Fuck them. and fuck Michael Berry and his fucking Redneck Country Club.

    42. Possum
      44 | June 12, 2019 4:32 am

      @ Possum:
      If I had a gun I would use it tomorrow.

    43. Possum
      45 | June 12, 2019 7:07 am

      Also if a woman with an African American accent calls you when you are on unemployment to ask you questions you are fucked.

    44. Possum
      46 | June 12, 2019 8:07 am

      Appeal Information
      What Determination or Decision are you appealing?
      06/12/2019 Separation from Work – Disqualified Unemployment Benefits Determination

      To include additional determinations or decisions in your appeal, include the determination or decision date with a description of it when you fill out the reason for your appeal.

      Appeal Information Reason
      Describe your reason for appealing. If you are submitting the appeal late or you missed a prior hearing, include an explanation. Also include any dates or times when you cannot participate in a hearing. If correspondence related to your appeal should be sent to any other person, include their name and address.
      Reason for Appeal:
      I applied and got a part time job at Redneck Country Club as a dishwasher at $9 per hour. The reason for me applying there was because being without employment since mid February and living alone I needed human contact. I started work on 05/09/2019 and did a 5 hour shift. The following day 05/10/20019 I worked from 12:00 until 22:45 with only a 15 minute break. At the end of the shift there were no managers present so I asked Clayton what did they want me to do next. I had not been given a schedule as I was at that stage in training. I requested someone to call me the following day (Saturday) to tell me when I was needed. Clayton declined to take my phone number and told me to come in Saturday at noon to see if I was needed. I could not be there at noon due to prior appointment so I expected a phone call. I did not fail to come to work for a scheduled shift. I failed to show up to find out if I was needed. But I emphasized the night before that please call me… It seems that my failure to drive to work in order to find out if I was needed that day when I had no schedule has been translated to I quit the job. No I did not quit, I just needed to know when to be there to work. They never called. As a result of this attempt to work part time I now find I am without any unemployment benefit at all. To further show I never intended to quit the part time job, on 005/10/2019 I did almost 11 hours dish washing but they did not have a waterproof apron for me. 05/14/2019 I bought one for myself expecting to be called to work when they needed me. Amazon order attached. So in conclusion, my attempt to do something to get me back into the world and interacting with other people both cost me a fine of over $1500 and the cancellation of my unemployment benefits. In hindsight taking a part time job was a big mistake.

    45. RIX
      47 | June 12, 2019 8:17 am
      Good morning. Mini AOC strikes again.

    46. coldwarrior
      48 | June 12, 2019 8:56 am

      @ Possum:
      you should win that appeal easy.

    47. eaglesoars
      49 | June 12, 2019 9:04 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ yenta-fada:

      are you talking about the We’ve not heard anything from the beef guys we hang out with

      oooo, Hubby’s not happy. Those are his guys.

    48. Possum
      50 | June 12, 2019 9:14 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Possum:
      you should win that appeal easy.

      They want $1500 back from me and stopped the last two weeks $1000 and all future unemployment payments.

      $2500 in a hole at the moment.

      All because I got a minimum wage part time job just to get me out of apartment a few hours a week.

      Now I know why once on welfare you STAY on welfare.

    49. coldwarrior
      51 | June 12, 2019 9:42 am

      @ Possum:
      Never leave the plantation. Its designed that way.

    50. coldwarrior
      52 | June 12, 2019 9:46 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      Fake meat (soylent green) for the masses, kobi beef for the elites.

    51. eaglesoars
      53 | June 12, 2019 9:54 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      I’m reading Diana West’s “Red Thread”. She draws all the lines among everybody AND clears up their ideological underpinnings. (Did you know Comey is an acolyte of Niebuhr, the socialist masking as a cleric? He is). As well-versed as I am in all this I’m picking my jaw up off the floor.

      Cody Shearer, the original source of the dossier, has a brother. Derek. Who was Bill Clinton’s ambassador to Finland.

      And Steele is a Commie Bastard.

      This is like a plate of spaghetti that she pulls apart, strand by strand. Thank God it’s only 112 pages, I’d die at my kindle.

    52. coldwarrior
      54 | June 12, 2019 9:57 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      I will get that book

    53. coldwarrior
      55 | June 12, 2019 9:58 am

      And so it begins…3 weeks off.

    54. eaglesoars
      56 | June 12, 2019 11:43 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      I will get that book

      oddly enough, I’ve found a few things that Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, has been on Hannity saying he just discovered are in this book.

    55. eaglesoars
      57 | June 12, 2019 12:08 pm

      HA! Remember that Flynn fired his lawyers and I – and some others – suspected his new team would be Toensig/DiGenova?


      It’s Sidney Powell! W00T!!!

    56. 58 | June 12, 2019 1:45 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      HA! Remember that Flynn fired his lawyers and I – and some others – suspected his new team would be Toensig/DiGenova?


      It’s Sidney Powell! W00T!!!

      A MOST excellent choice!!

    57. eaglesoars
      61 | June 12, 2019 2:41 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      thx for those articles, saved to read later. I’ve started watching OAN a lot more now, Fox during the day is beyond stupid

      The Barbarian wrote:

      A MOST excellent choice!!

      oh yeah! She not only knows where all the bodies are buried, she knows who buried them and what shovels they used. Anybody who tried to disbar Weissmann isn’t going to be cowed by the likes of – well, Weissmann

    58. 62 | June 12, 2019 3:29 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      That Weissman still has a law license after his shameful and unethical conduct in the Arthur Andersen case is an indictment of the disciplinary boards of the various State Bars.

      And Rush had it right yesterday when he was talking about the Dean dog and pony show. Jordan and Gaetz’s questioning of that effing FRAUD showcased the precise reason Mueller wanted to avoid a Congressional hearing at all costs. He’s afraid of answering the questions from the Republicans on the Committee.

    59. 63 | June 12, 2019 3:31 pm

      Nadler is very very very interested in that investigation by the DOJ into the FBI surveillance of Trump and the tactics that were being used against him. He’s asked that they supply him with all the details.

      Uh, Pudgy? It’s a DOJ investigation that has nothing to do with you. Sounds to me like some of your Congressional buddies in both the House and Senate are desperate to find out what the DOJ has on them and since they don’t want to ask directly, they’re pressing you to give them the head’s up on whether they have plausible deniability

    60. eaglesoars
      64 | June 12, 2019 3:52 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      wanna watch some momentum change? Rush had a idea I never thought of (which is why I listen to him)

      Trump should go to California. He has supporters there and one big event – and it would be big – that the media had to cover – would be an earthquake.

      You’d go if you could, right? heh

    61. yenta-fada
      65 | June 12, 2019 4:37 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      And so it begins…3 weeks off.

      CONGRATS!! What about that gravel tonnage you ordered? What’s that? Your vacay project? If you were a comic book character, you’d be The Flash. lol

    62. yenta-fada
      66 | June 12, 2019 4:56 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ The Barbarian:

      wanna watch some momentum change? Rush had a idea I never thought of (which is why I listen to him)

      Trump should go to California. He has supporters there and one big event – and it would be big – that the media had to cover – would be an earthquake.

      You’d go if you could, right? heh

      I have sincere concerns about Trump’s safety in California. You don’t even have to bribe people to be violent fanatics. Maybe Sacramento would be better than the South though. Trump is fearless. He just threatened sanctions on Germany. I think it’s because of the energy they buy from Russia. Can you explain why he insists on expanding sanctions? I don’t know if you can technically call them ‘trade wars’, but that is the perception in all of the media.

    63. eaglesoars
      67 | June 12, 2019 5:18 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      He just threatened sanctions on Germany.


      I missed it, I have no idea what he’s talking about. Probably Iran. THAT will piss him off.

    64. 68 | June 12, 2019 5:33 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Oh heck yeah I would. Actually Trump DID do an event in California in 2016. In San Jose. That was the rally where the San Jose police herded the rally-goers into the waiting arms of the pre-Antifa Bernie Bros who proceeded to beat them up. There’s a lawsuit currently against SJPD for their failure to act appropriately.

      But in light of the PRO-illegal doings in California, the wasteful spending, the high taxes, heck yeah I think Trump should do some rallies in California. If he did one in Fresno I’d drive to it. I’d recommend he do rallies in Fresno, San Diego, Riverside and even Sacramento.

    65. 69 | June 12, 2019 5:35 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      Sanctions have a way of bringing assholes to the table to get you what you really want.

    66. eaglesoars
      70 | June 12, 2019 5:43 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      That was the rally where the San Jose police herded the rally-goers into the waiting arms of the pre-Antifa Bernie Bros who proceeded to beat them up. There’s a lawsuit currently against SJPD for their failure to act appropriately.

      oh yeah, I remember that one.

    67. eaglesoars
      71 | June 12, 2019 6:01 pm

      What? WTF good is it? Did you know the F35 has to refuel FIFTEEN times to cross the Atlantic? If that’s correct (WDIK?), that’s not good, right?

      WTF-35: How the Joint Strike Fighter Got to Be Such a Mess

      I mean, the thing can’t stay in the fight for long if it keeps running out of gas.

    68. eaglesoars
      72 | June 12, 2019 6:03 pm

      And we just stuck Poland with THIRTY TWO of them? oh, jeez. My info must be wrong. Somebody help.

    69. 73 | June 12, 2019 7:47 pm

      Apparently there are people touting a Warren/Mayor Pete ticket.

      God, what a nightmare.

    70. lobo91
      74 | June 12, 2019 7:54 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      The reference to refueling 15 times was specifically about the F-35B, which is the Navy’s carrier-based version. It’s heavier and has less fuel capacity due to the folding wings, etc. On the plus side, it has an airfield that follows it around, so it shouldn’t have to fly long distances normally.

      The F-35A can fly quite a bit further on internal fuel.

    71. lobo91
      75 | June 12, 2019 7:58 pm

      I’m more concerned about this:

      Fewer Than Ten U.S. B-1 Bombers Are Ready for Action

      Used heavily as air support, the big bombers now suffer from a lack of funding.

      The U.S. Air Force’s fleet of B-1B bombers is undergoing a readiness crises that has resulted in less than ten of 62 bombers capable of carrying out missions. The low readiness rating is almost certainly the worst among the U.S. military’s combat aircraft and reduces the overall number of bombers by almost a third.

      Air Force Times, which broke the news, reports that the number of fully capable B-1Bs is currently in the “single digits.” According to June 2019 issue of Air Force Magazine, the service is supposed to have 62 B-1Bs in operation. The problem is so bad that B-1 air crews are being temporarily assigned to other airframes.

      A number of issues are likely involved. The B-1B fleet is reportedly not receiving the “resources and attention necessary” to keep the fleet going. The last bomber was produced 31 years ago, and as planes grow older they grow more expensive and difficult to repair. One problem in particular is that the bombers reportedly suffer from structural issues. Another issue is the high tempo of operations in the post 9/11 period. The heavy strategic bomber became a close air support favorite in the skies over Afghanistan, with its ability to dash to support troops in contact, stay aloft for hours on end, and drop bombs with precision.

      The B-1B is one of three heavy bombers in the U.S. Air Force. Among the three types—B-1B Lancer, B-52H Stratofortress, and B-2 Spirit—the B-1B is the only non-nuclear capable bomber. The Air Force is supposed to have 157 bombers in operation, but the B-1B readiness problems take at least 52 bombers out of that total. The readiness rate for the B-52H and B-2 is unknown.

    72. eaglesoars
      76 | June 12, 2019 8:13 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      The reference to refueling 15 times was specifically about the F-35B, which is the Navy’s carrier-based version.

      so it isn’t going to cross the Atlantic to begin with.

      Excuse me, I have to go hurt someone, brb

    73. eaglesoars
      77 | June 12, 2019 8:13 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      God, what a nightmare.

      are you KIDDING? That’s freaking hilarious!

    74. lobo91
      78 | June 12, 2019 8:17 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      so it isn’t going to cross the Atlantic to begin with.

      Not unless it’s sitting on the flight deck

    75. yenta-fada
      79 | June 12, 2019 8:42 pm

      @ eaglesoars:


      “Poland will still provide basing and infrastructure to support military presence of about 1,000 American troops,” Trump announced to reporters during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden on Wednesday alongside Poland’s President Andrzej Duda. “The Polish government will build these projects at no cost to the United States — the Polish government will pay for this.”

      Prior statements said the two presidents considered the reallocation of 2,000 US Troops from Germany to Poland as part of a new cooperative military deal, but Trump has now confirmed landing on the 1,000 number, in what will surely prove deeply provocative concerning ratcheting US-Russia tensions (and it should be added what will also prove yet another conundrum for Russiagaters who see Trump as some kind of pro-Putin stooge).

    76. eaglesoars
      80 | June 12, 2019 8:44 pm

      Tennessee Man is giving Florida Man a run for his money

      Tenn. men lose boat, get stuck on island, get drunk, shoot at a building, police say

      rum and shotguns, my favorite combo

    77. lobo91
      81 | June 12, 2019 8:50 pm

      @ yenta-fada:


      The left invented the concept of cognitive dissonance

    78. eaglesoars
      82 | June 12, 2019 8:53 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      I’m less interested in the number than I am in what jobs they actually have/do. I’m not clear on what that base is supposed to be, something like an international FOB/trip wire for Russia? I dunno.

    79. lobo91
      83 | June 12, 2019 9:02 pm

      Someone just posted some videos from Larkin Poe’s set on Friday. I was about two people to the left and one or two forward of the guy in the Panama hat in the first one, which is “California King.” One of the two songs where Rebecca played the banjo instead of guitar:

      “Black Betty”:

    80. lobo91
      84 | June 12, 2019 9:03 pm

      “Preachin’ Blues”:

    81. lobo91
      85 | June 12, 2019 9:04 pm

      “Trouble in Mind”:

    82. eaglesoars
      86 | June 12, 2019 9:17 pm

      @ lobo91:

      RRebecca can rock, that’s fer shure……..

    83. lobo91
      87 | June 12, 2019 9:24 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      That she can…

    84. eaglesoars
      88 | June 12, 2019 9:30 pm

      Oh, this is gonna be fun. Hunter Biden, the ne’er do well son, has up and married some woman from South Africa just 2 weeks after breaking up with his brother’s widow. Who he cheated on his ex-wife with.

      . Hunter used an instant marriage company to marry Cohen, and the hasty vows hint that Joe and the rest of the Bidens were not in attendance for the big day.

      what the hell is an ‘instant marriage’ company?

    85. lobo91
      89 | June 12, 2019 9:37 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      They met in May?

    86. AZfederalist
      90 | June 12, 2019 9:40 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      They met in May?

      Yeah, that’ll last.

    87. lobo91
      91 | June 12, 2019 9:44 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      And he seems so stable…

    88. lobo91
      92 | June 12, 2019 9:45 pm

      Meanwhile, Twitter just suspended Project Veritas

    89. AZfederalist
      93 | June 12, 2019 9:46 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Meanwhile, Twitter just suspended Project Veritas

      So tell me again who it is who is trying to influence elections?

    90. eaglesoars
      94 | June 12, 2019 9:52 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      They met in May?

      Maybe that ‘instant marriage’ thing is really ‘buy a bride’? Sounds like she’s a beard.

    91. Aussie Infidel
      95 | June 12, 2019 9:58 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      And so it begins…3 weeks off.



      You’re going to get a ‘twitch’ from not having enough to do!


    92. eaglesoars
      96 | June 12, 2019 10:17 pm

      good nite.

    93. lobo91
      97 | June 12, 2019 10:19 pm

      This is pretty cool, although the audio levels could be improved. Larkin Poe at a hometown show in Nashville when a couple of special guests drop in. The guitarist to Rebecca’s right (stage left) is her fiance, Tyler Bryant. Meanwhile, Megan looks about ready to have kittens over the chance to play alongside Robert Randolph:

    94. lobo91
      98 | June 12, 2019 10:34 pm

      Megan goes on walkabout:

    95. yenta-fada
      99 | June 12, 2019 10:34 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Megan said that her lapsteel guitar IS her voice. I can hear that very clearly.

    96. lobo91
      100 | June 12, 2019 10:40 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      Megan said that her lapsteel guitar IS her voice. I can hear that very clearly.

      Definitely. It’s interesting to hear the way she uses it to harmonize with Rebecca’s voice

    97. coldwarrior
      101 | June 12, 2019 10:50 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      I have cricket in the AM…beach coming up…

    98. coldwarrior
      102 | June 12, 2019 10:51 pm

      @ yenta-fada:
      The shovel.

      A lesser known uber hero

    99. coldwarrior
      103 | June 12, 2019 10:59 pm

      I’ve made it up to my parents. It’s the annual father’s day golf outing…

      Much set up to do. 8 foursomes…

      The steaks are local, hell-yes perfect.

      Any blog help would be appreciated

    100. 104 | June 12, 2019 11:15 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      BTW, I saw what you did there. Thanks.

    101. yenta-fada
      105 | June 13, 2019 5:52 am

      The UN garbage that creates the crisis at the Southern borders. And throughout the Western nations.

    102. 106 | June 13, 2019 7:22 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      I was thinking more in terms of how much damage they would do to this country.

    103. 107 | June 13, 2019 8:41 am

      Ride update.

      In total, 80,000+ riders have raised over $7 million, and ridden 1.7 million miles.

    104. eaglesoars
      108 | June 13, 2019 9:25 am

      @ right_wing2:

      That’s amazing!

      Oh, look! Gee, I hate it when this happens, don’t you?

      Mysterious Blazes on Six Iranian Ships in Iranian Ports


    105. 109 | June 13, 2019 9:33 am

      @ yenta-fada:

      I think they should relocate the functions of Ramstein Air Base, which is a BOON for the German economy, to Poland, who is our staunch ally.

    106. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      110 | June 13, 2019 1:42 pm

      The press is a joke as everyone knows. They like to claim they are investigating the President because they are rooting out corruption. Then how do you explain this?

      This proves corruption at the highest levels in Chicago. Like we didn’t already know that.

    107. eaglesoars
      111 | June 13, 2019 2:04 pm

      um…so, the people in Hong Kong took to the streets because of the proposed law that allows China to extradite anyone? Well, it seems ‘anyone’ includes – us. Americans.

      I strongly encourage you to watch the attached video by Barrister Margaret Ng. She is very good in explaining the risks – and points out that US CITIZENS are at risk from this Bill. (this bill allows Hong Kong to extradite any US citizen residing in Hong Kong, visiting Hong Kong or transiting Hong Kong if China demands it).

    108. 112 | June 13, 2019 3:18 pm

      Just saw a Jeep with the license plate “5GTMO41”
      I thought “nice that someone got the Beau Bergdahl commemorative license plate.”

      (Fellow Calis – yeah, I KNOW the “O” is really a zero, but play along with me here).

    109. eaglesoars
      113 | June 13, 2019 4:34 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      I can’t believe your Dept Motor Vehicles let that one thru!

    110. eaglesoars
      114 | June 13, 2019 4:45 pm

      oh no. Sarah Sanders is leaving?

    111. 115 | June 13, 2019 5:11 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Yep. Just for giggles I’d love to see him appoint Laura Ingraham.

      @ eaglesoars:

      Best one I ever saw on that score was “2OLD469”

    112. eaglesoars
      116 | June 13, 2019 5:54 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      Laura isn’t quick enough on her feet. I like Stephen Miller

      So, one day after begging not to be hit with $22 mil in punitive damages because ‘it would hurt the students’, Oberlin College got hit with – $22 mil in damages.


      pour encourager les autres

    113. coldwarrior
      117 | June 13, 2019 6:23 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Ride update.

      In total, 80,000+ riders have raised over $7 million, and ridden 1.7 million miles.


    114. coldwarrior
      118 | June 13, 2019 6:31 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ right_wing2:

      That’s amazing!

      Oh, look! Gee, I hate it when this happens, don’t you?

      Mysterious Blazes on Six Iranian Ships in Iranian Ports




    115. eaglesoars
      119 | June 13, 2019 6:42 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:


      and this evening – not a word about it.

      In the Strait of Oman (Iran) 2 ships have been attacked,one with a limpit, the other apparently w/a missile. One is Japanese,not sure about the other. Which kind of puts a crimp in the Japanese PM’s trip to Tehran. THAT’S the lead story tonight, not one word about anything else.


    116. yenta-fada
      120 | June 13, 2019 7:32 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Smells like Deep State blood lust. When you can literally print money like the US and Europe, you can pay people all over the globe to make things go ‘boom’. This will continue, keeping people off balance and angry.

      Toronto is in a happy haze about the Raptors and an NBA finals game tonight in California. They almost won in the most recent home game. Toronto is a sports mad town with a bunch of teams who lose regularly. The Raptors franchise is 24 years old and the city is breathless that they might win for a change. It’s a lot of fun to see people so pumped. There’s been no violence with thousands of fans in the streets, so it’s all good to see.

    117. coldwarrior
      121 | June 13, 2019 7:36 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      It’s time to take these sub humans out.

    118. eaglesoars
      122 | June 13, 2019 7:41 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      It’s time to take these sub humans out.

      That, I think, is easier said than done.

    119. lobo91
      123 | June 13, 2019 7:46 pm

      Suspect Fatally Shot By US Marshals In Memphis, Sparking Riot, Was Wanted For Shooting Man 5 Times: Report

      TBI Agents are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the Frayser Community of Memphis, Wednesday evening.

      Officials say around 7 p.m., multiple officers with the United States Marshals Service – Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force encountered Brandon Webber, 20, wanted on multiple warrants, outside of a home in the 2000 block of Durham Street as he was getting into a vehicle. While attempting to stop the individual, he reportedly rammed his vehicle into the officers’ vehicles multiple times before exiting with a weapon. The officers fired striking and killing Webber. No officers were injured in the shooting.

      Following the incident, residents began gathering at the scene. Some threw rocks and bottles at officers — 24 were injured. Police car windows were smashed out and nearby stores were looted. At least two protesters were arrested.

      According to WMC reporter Janice Broach, Webber was wanted for shooting a man five times who was trying to sell a car in Hernando, Mississippi. The victim survived the shooting.

      Webber was reportedly in the stolen car when he was approached by US Marshals.

      So…a bunch of black people started a riot because federal agents killed a black guy who they were trying to arrest…for trying to kill another (presumably) black guy.

      Makes perfect sense…

    120. rain of lead
      124 | June 13, 2019 7:47 pm

      The latest AccuWeather analysis predicts corn yield will be a whopping 11.3% lower than an April USDA estimate. The USDA predicted 14.96 billion bushels, but AccuWeather’s new analysis estimates this year’s total at 13.26 billion bushels. Last year’s corn yield was 14.3 billion bushels.


    121. eaglesoars
      125 | June 13, 2019 8:08 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      I don’t know where Accuweather gets its data. USDA has local offices (usually at the county level) that provide monthly, if not weekly updates. Having said that, you can throw everybody’s April’s forecasts out the window. I think another bad weather system is coming in next week.

    122. eaglesoars
      126 | June 13, 2019 8:16 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      Here’s the summarized crop report from 3 days ago. 2018 data is provided for comparison. You can see this time last year, Colorado had 99 percent of its crop in, this year 88. BUT, if you look at LAST week’s data, it’s getting better fast.

    123. eaglesoars
      127 | June 13, 2019 8:20 pm

      Things that make me smile.

      Jim Acosta has a book out. Had a book signing here,locally, in the Arlington Virginia B&N. This is Northern Virginia, everybody knows who he is.

      Guess who many people showed up? No, go ahead, guess!


    124. lobo91
      128 | June 13, 2019 9:22 pm

      New thread is up

    125. coldwarrior
      129 | June 13, 2019 9:24 pm

      @ lobo91:
      Thank lobo.

      I’m remote.

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