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Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

The IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year for 2014, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen performing Yeah Man.



Dirty Kitchen: Frank Solivan - Mandolin, Mike Munford - Banjo, Jeremy Middleton - Bass and Chris Luquette - Guitar

Monday, August 22, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

On this day in 1997, Alabama Governor Fob James joined the mayors of Montgomery and Georgina, AL, in the Alabama State Capitol to dedicate a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 65 to the memory of Hank Williams. The section of roadway was renamed the "Hank Williams Memorial Lost Highway."

The song was written by Leon Payne in 1948 and became one of Williams' defining recordings.



Band of Ruhks : Don Rigsby - Mandolin, John Meyer - Banjo, Ronnie Bowman - Bass and
Kenny Smith - Guitar.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Campaign Div (Broadway Musical/Movie subsection)

Thanks and a Hat-tip to Tengrain over at Mock, Paper Scissors for this: Trump Youth.
As Tengrain put it: "This is scary shit."

For some historical perspective ................... the mini-bears are very confused.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Geography Div (Upcoming election subsection)

Well, by now (already !) many folks will be fed up and simply waiting for November to roll around and get the next one started. 
Lots of despair with the choices made by both major parties this time. However, there are, and as in the past, other choices of where to mark a ballot -- and, at least get out there and mark one !!



Sunday, August 14, 2016

GOTTA GRIFT Div ( Sturgis Motorcycle Rally subsection) UPDATED

Well the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is winding down. Actually, it's officially over today, but the rumble of the exhaust pipes will probably linger for another few days. The local fishwrapper always has a spread every day on rides, tattoos, and personalities of the participants. Today's article - front page, above the fold, was on this Chris Cox guy selling 'Bikers for Trump" gear.
Here's the prescient quote from the article:

                  A person working with Cox claimed the proceeds go to the Trump
                  campaign, but Cox, under questioning from a reporter, acknowledged 
                  that the money goes into his own pocket.


Take a look at the whole article. I'm sure the Great Republican Grifter er, Candidate would be proud.

UPDATE: In my haste to get this on-line, I left out the best part:
Cox does lack one potentially important qualification for a biker lobbyist, which was awkwardly revealed when he was asked about his "ride" for a Q&A in Sturgis Rider Daily, a co-publication of the Journal and the Buffalo Chip Campground.
"I don't," said Chris Cox, founder of Bikers for Trump, "have a bike right now."
                 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

One of the groups ( Mashtag ??) at the Black Hills Bluegrass Festival last month did a number I hadn't heard in quite a while. Anyway, here's New Grass Revival from 1987 doing the late John Hartford's Steam Powered Airplane.



New Grass Revival: Sam Bush - Mandolin, Bela Fleck - Banjo, Pat Flynn - Guitar and John Cowan - Bass

Friday, August 12, 2016

Geography Div ( This just in Update subsection)

Well the full articles are on the front page:  Here    and   Here .

I would expect that the comment sections of the on-line articles will start filling up by noon today and the letters to the editor will show up in a couple of days. Should be fun !!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

This Just In Div (Special to the Geography Div -- What's in a Name subsection)

Well, it appears that the U.S. Board of Geographic Names has decided to rename Harney Peak - the highest point in South Dakota's Black Hills to Black Elk Peak.

The Guv ain't happy and I'm sure the controversy will continue.

Sure is a lot better than what was originally proposed.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Campaign Div (Incitement to Idiocy subsection)

“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment,” he said. “By the way, and if she gets to pick — if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”

Those were DDT's words to a crowd  er, mob in Wilmington, NC today. 

Maybe DDT should take Mr Kahn up on his offer to provide him with a copy of the  Constitution of the US.

 There is a specific method for amending our governing document; and neither the President nor the Supreme Court has one wit to do with it.
After you get your copy,  read Article V (I know, the words are big, but they are in English).  Its the one that tells how amendments are made and ratified (and yes, some amendments can rescind others  - think Prohibition, dummy).

Just in case that's too difficult (oh yeah, right, you don't read), here's a picture:
         (Just go down either the left or right column - there, isn't too hard, eh ?)

So, ya see, there ain't no Preznit or Supremes ever mentioned. 

Can't you go twenty-four hours without lying or simply showing your ignorance ??