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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
Blues, folk and Zep
on tap at The Belfry
Tommy Castro & The
Painkillers, touring in sup-
port of their latest album,
“Method To My Madness,”
will perform at The Belfry in
Sisters on Wednesday, March
Hailing from the San
Francisco area, Castro, along
with his band The Painkillers
(featuring bassist Randy
Michael Emerson and drum-
mer Bowen Brown), play
music that is guaranteed to
fire up fans and leave critics
searching for new words of
Zepparella brings the
music of Led Zeppelin
back to The Belfry in their
uniquely powerful form on
Thursday, March 8. These
powerfully rocking women
have played the Sisters
venue several times, to great
The duo Birds of Chicago
will be performing at The
Belfry on Friday, March 10.
The band’s members have
a history playing in Sisters.
Allison Russell’s previous
band Po’ Girl played Sisters
Folk Festival in 2010, and
JT Nero’s band JT and the
Clouds played the festival in
2011. The two played together
as the Birds of Chicago at
The Belfry in 2013 and are
excited to be returning to
The Birds of Chicago’s
latest album, “Real
Midnight,” released in 2016,
was recorded by Grammy
award-winner Joe Henry
and received praise from
NPR (First Listen, Weekend
Edition and World Café), the
Wall Street Journal, Paste, No
Depression, and Afropunk,
among others. Paste called
the band an “Americana
dream team,” while Afropunk
says they “make longing into
an art form.”
Showtimes are 7 p.m. For
advance ticket information
The Belfry is located at 302
E. Main Ave.
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To the Editor:
I write in response to Yvonne Suckow.
Thanks for your negative — but amus-
ing — letter to the editor. I’m going to save
it for reference during the tenure of President
Trump to see if he does the “amazing job” you
seem to think he will. I have my doubts.
At this time, I’ll point out just one item
I’m sure he will not accomplish and that is:
“getting this country off this reckless down-
hill train-ride into oblivion of trillions of dol-
lars of debt.” You see, no Republican presi-
dent in recent times has reduced the national
debt. In fact, all of them from Reagan on have
piled up more debt than the interim Democrat
presidents. As Republican Vice President Dick
Cheney famously said, “Reagan proved that
deficits don’t matter,” and Republicans have
taken that to heart ever since.
As for your “love-it-or-leave-it rant,”
which is so reminiscent of the Cold War era,
I will remind you that I have a Constitutional
right to “get together and have meetings.” In
fact, I intend to treat President Trump no dif-
ferently than President Obama was treated
by Republicans for the past eight years. Talk
about negativism and obstructionism.
You also might want to check your math.
Trump was not “voted for by the majority of
our nation.” He is a minority president, which
can only happen in the U.S. because of our
quirky Electoral College system. Only in
American, so-called democracy can the loser
be the winner. I’m sure it has provided much
mirth and great comfort to totalitarian regimes
around the world.
To the Editor:
As members of Indivisible Sisters we feel
it necessary to respond to Yvonne Suckow’s
February 22 letter to the Editor.
Currently at 69 members, Indivisible
Sisters grows daily. We are one of over
7,000 chapters that have organized organi-
cally across the country in response to what
we see as an unfit administration and a threat
to our democracy and its processes. We are
ordinary citizens participating out of a strong
sense of civic duty. We are exercising our
Constitutional right to hold this administration
accountable for its actions. Most Americans
did not vote for Donald Trump. He lost the
popular vote by close to 3 million.
The letter references “destructive rheto-
ric.” Ironically the most destructive rhetoric
is coming from the administration and the
President himself, in derisive comments about
the press, the judiciary and American people
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