Cpac, 2009

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  1. D_Ireonsyd_Colonrinse

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    CPAC, 2009

    CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) is a 3-day conservative event, Feb. 26-28, being held this year at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. (it is in process as I type).

    Some days ago, CPAC sent out a "Special Announcement" to supporters reading, "I am pleased to announce that Rush Limbaugh will be the closing speaker at CPAC, 2009!" - Huffington Post's Sam Stein writes, "That Limbaugh would keynote the affair is a telling indication of just how lacking the GOP is for actual leadership".


    Like other conferences held at hotels, there are many halls, many rooms with various speeches and panels going on. Lots of food and drink. Networking and schmoozing.


    On Thursday, Feb. 26, John Bolton and Mike Huckabee spoke, Joe the Plumber was a featured panelist in a discussion. Documentarian John Ziegler, who's mission in life right now is to restore Sarah Palin's self-imposed media debacle, debuted his new documentary "Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin was Targeted."

    Among other events held Thursday, the speech "New Challenges in the Culture War" in the Ambassador Ballroom at 2:30 pm. - Also, "Al Franken and ACORN: How Liberals are Destroying the American Election System" -- and "Building the Conservative Hispanic Coalition".

    (side note: Joe the Plumber has moved from plumber to political activist to Israeli war correspondent to author! -- Keith Olbermann gleefully reported that Joe's kick-off book tour at a Border's Bookstore attracted 11 people willing to stand in line, and sold a total of 5 books)


    Friday, Feb. 27, the day kicked off bright and early with "Breakfast with Phyllis Schlafly: 'Doing the Impossible'" (Phyllis Schlafly is a tireless crusader in the culture wars, a stalwart opponent of feminists, homosexuals and atheists - or at least their so-called "radical agendas" - even though her own son is gay)

    Newt Gingrich spoke. Mitt Romney and John Boehner spoke. They even let Ron Paul speak after relentlessly ridiculing him in the 2008 presidential primaries. Other notable speeches: "Will Congress Take your Guns?" in the Regency Ballroom followed by "Health Care: The Train Wreck Ahead."

    Saturday, Feb. 28, is the final day of the festivities. Rick Santorum (the former Pennsylvania senator, who, in a speech against gay marriage on the senate floor, compared gay sex to "man-on-dog sex") will speak, along with William Bennett (and additional Phyllis Schlafly, as if one day of her was not enough), Ann Coulter, David Horowitz (he's become so damned conservative lately!), and Rush Limbaugh.

    Saturday speeches and panels include: "Moving the Left Coast to the Right: A Call to Action for Conservatives", "The True Cost of Global Warming Hysteria".... and, of course, the Straw Poll Results.
     
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    Man, I would so love to attend that conference...it'd be like a self-contained alien anthropology field study for me.
     
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    Both Romney and Newt Gingrich spent a good deal of time bashing George W. Bush at CPAC.

    Politico's headline is: "Bush is a Four-Letter Word at CPAC"


    Gingrich told attendees that there is "a Bush-Obama continuity in economic policy, which is frankly a disaster for this country and cannot work.... We had big spending under Bush and now we have big spending under Obama. And so now we have two failures."


    So I guess republicans & conservatives are now eating their own. Conservatives linking Obama to Bush is now the new thing (like dems linking McCain to Bush was in 2008).
     
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    I love you Will

    May I buy you a latte sometime?

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    slurper la:

    I take a grande double, soy, sugar-free vanilla latte, mild foam, with one Equal.

    But I warn you: the caffeine jacks me up & I'll never stop talking.
     
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    Yep, you're gay. :tongue:
     
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    Good grief. Limbaugh as their keynote speaker. They just don't fucking get it do they? From what I read, they are busy throwing McCain under the bus with Bush as well. In fact he wasn't even invited. These guys are looking more and more like a far right fringe party everyday.
     
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    More puzzling to me is that CNN gave that windbag's address a huge chunk of uninterrupted airtime today. WTF, indeed?
     
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    HazelGod: "More puzzling to me is that CNN gave that windbag's address a huge chunk of uninterrupted airtime today. WTF, indeed?"

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    I know Rush is adored by hundreds of thousands of rabid, certifiable, right-wing listeners, but CNN giving him "uninterrupted airtime" is - subconsciously - lending him credibility.

    Our culture is notorious for this bullshit. We take a Joe the Plumber or an Octomom, splash them all over CNN and Oprah.... and suddenly , before you can blink, there's this awful air of "legitimacy" surrounding them (Joe the Plumber gets a job as an Israel-Gaza war correspondent --- The octomom is interviewed by MSNBC, where she muses aloud to the camera whether it would be a wise "career move" if she accepts Vivid Entertainments 1 million dollar offer ro do porn). Rush Limbaugh is to politics what "American Idol" is to real music.
     
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    I would have said Clearwater, but "American Idol" is a very close second. :biggrin1:
     
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    Those with a brain or an open ear will hear him and shudder in disgust at his outrageous hubris. I honestly don't think CNN is doing them any favors by broadcasting his keynote. I think they're more likely underscoring why CPAC is such a dog-and-pony show.

    Remember Coulter's "faggot" remark? It was at CPAC, it got intense media play, and no one thought it was "legitimacy" or free publicity. We gotta give people a little credit (not much, mind you, but a little).
     
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    OK, where and when? :wink:




    even if I kiss you? :tongue:


    God; I hope so!!!!!!!!! :redface::biggrin1:
     
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    agree!
     
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    Bbucko: "Remember Coulter's "faggot" remark? It was at CPAC, it got intense media play, and no one thought it was "legitimacy" or free publicity. We gotta give people a little credit (not much, mind you, but a little)."

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    While watching Ann Coulter's current comments at yesterday's closing-day CPAC on youtube, I was reminded of all the competing Ann Coulter controversies including the Edwards-faggot remark you mentioned.



    Ann Coulter and the "Fag" Word:

    YouTube - Election Coverage Recap: Ann Coulter and the F-word



    Ann Coulter calls the 9/11 widows "broads" and "millionaires" and "professional victims" who "profitted off their husbands' deaths":

    YouTube - Keith Olbermann Slams Ann Coulter



    Ann Coulter says (to Donny Deutsch, a jewish host) that christians are tolerant - and that "jews need to be perfected":

    YouTube - Ann Coulter wants Jews "to be perfected"



    Ann Coulter Compares Obama to Hitler:

    YouTube - Ann "Boombox" Coulter Likens Obama To Hitler




    Ok. And just for fun....

    Bill Maher's very first "Real Time" episode on HBO, where both Maher and Chris Rock go off on Ann Coulter

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUY5I1QOC4g
     
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    UHhhhhGgggggg! Ann COLTER......what a fuck-pig.
    The only venue that i could imagine enjoying seeing her in would be one of those German Goo Girls videos.
    You know, where that freakishly endowed masked guy comes out and rubs his taint and the underside of his dick all over her face as if he was scent marking his "Turf". And then proceeds to fuck her senseless as 3 or 4 dozen anonomous stunt ejaculators plaster her face into complete un-recognizabilty and gag her silent with mouthfull after mouthfull of dick and cum. And then at the end of the video the masked collosall dick guy takes his JASON hockey mask off only to reveal himself as BILL CLINTON!:biggrin1:
    That would be awesome.
     
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    Just one quick question: did anyone actually LISTEN to the speech Rush Limbaugh gave? He's an arrogant jackass, but he explains his positions quite well. You liberals are doing yourselves a disservice by completely ignoring him, because like it or not, he reaches a larger audience than all of the cable news channels combined.

    I agree wholeheartedly about Ann Coulter though. She's not even hot anymore.
     
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    Perhaps, if every person decided to go home and sit around the radio like it's the 1940s to listen to a radio show. That is, if Rush Limbaugh's show is syndicated in every single state in America. Then I'll believe that he has access to a larger audience. Whether or not he actually gets one is a different story.

    Then again, when I was in Jordan and Israel last year I could watch Anderson Cooper's show and even The Daily Show. Don't recall ever finding Rush Limbaugh's radio show though... perhaps they couldn't find a translator? :rolleyes:
     
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    Plush Rush is an AM Radio creature. I'm not aware of his ramblings being available anywhere else in the world (possibly overseas US military radio? in which case, they should stop airing him). However, just like old Wolfman Jack, who would broadcast from an AM station in Rosarito Beach, Baja Sur México with a gegabajillion* megawatts, Plush Rush can be heard in every nook and cranny of the USA. I "Gar - on - tee" that 9 out of every 10 pickup trucks on the highways and byways of 'Mericuh's "heartland" are tuned to Plush Rush every day, whether they want to be or not.

    * Actually, he only had access to 50,000 Watts, but that was plenty.
     
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