Denver had their version of DC's rally yesterday. It was a chilly, gray day, but happily the rain held off until after the festivities. I'd estimate the crowd to be at 500 or so. It was probably half the crowd size of the 4/15 TEA party rally. We'll probably never know a more accurate count because there was zero coverage from the local TV networks as far as I could see. Oh well, they can try and ignore us all they want - I have a feeling this isn't going to go away.
The speakers tore it up. The music was great - a group called Citizen Paine rocked the house and there was another singer whose name I didn't get. He sang "Proud to be American" and let me tell you it brought a tear to many a patriot's eye. I even saw one of the security guys standing up in the entry way to the Capitol building give his eyes a surreptitious swipe. (I think he was one of us.)
So here are some of the signs from the event. It was the debut of the new possum cam (more later on that. And don't get me started on the sideways t-shirt below) I hope you enjoy them. Many thanks to members of the Broomfield 9/12 group and the other local organizations who sponsored the event.
So, I'm back now but I'm still cleaning up construction debris and getting ready for my next jaunt - a trip to Los Angeles for the Daytime Emmys. (a very long, complicated story - too detailed to venture into here.)
P.P.S. We were in our Albuquerque hotel room on Saturday night after dinner here and guess who was on the B roll during Geraldo Rivera's report on town halls/tea parties? Yours truly during my close brush with a deranged moonbat. Freaked me right out. NOT a good feeling to see your mug on national TV. Just saying. The L&M just sighed, rolled over and said "if we get audited, I know who to blame." Ha-ha. I hope.
...so blogging will be light to non-existent, possums. I'll try to post from the road but you know how lousy I am at that. I get someplace and start having too good a time and there's just no time to squeeze in any blogging. Man. I was just getting back into the blogging swing, too.
Original post: You haven't heard much about Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl lately so I was glad to see this in this evening's UK Telegraph.
"It was the first news of Pfc Bowe R Bergdahl, 23, made public since a Taliban video was released on July 18. (photo from video)
Sangin, an insurgent commander for eastern Afghanistan, said the
Taliban's governing body was awaiting a response to demands it made to
the US for his return.
"The American's fate is in the hand of (leadership), which is
waiting until a response from the Americans to its demands," Sangin
told The Associated Press.
Sangin would not elaborate on the
demands or say if any deadline had been given. A spokesman for Sangin
had previously said the soldier would be killed unless the US stops air
strikes in two areas of eastern Afghanistan."
The Taliban spokesman, speaking from Pakistan, refused to identify where Pfc. Bergdahl is being held and a spokesman for the U.S. Military had this to say:
"Lt Cmdr Christine Sidenstricker, a US military spokeswoman in Kabul, would not comment on the status of Bergdahl's case. "We
do not want to do anything that compromises his safety or efforts to
recover him," she said. "Recovery efforts remain one of the largest
ongoing operations and we are doing everything we can to get him back
FYI - yesterdaymorning the Pocatello
POW-MIA Awareness Rally Association teamed up to take part in the
"Standing with Bowe motorcycle run. God bless them.
The ride started in
Chubbuck at the Ramada Inn and then headed west picking up riders along
the way from Elko, Nevada and other cities around our area.
of motorcyclists from throughout the state got together and rode to
Hailey to show support for Bowe and his family. Pocatello POW-MIA
riders say the motorcycle run is important to let people know that Bowe
is not forgotten.
They aren't the only bikers that have been riding for Bowe. Dated July 22nd, 2009. (Warning: heartwarming video ahead.)
Apologies to all the possums out there wondering where on earth Dinah has been. Unfortunately, my time unplugged from the blogosphere has gone on far longer than originally anticipated. I haven't had time to tweet, facebook or even check my email. And you
can forget about time for blogging - that just ain't happening. Feel bad that I've been neglecting
my posse, too... I miss everyone.
So it looks like I might be MIA for a few weeks longer but I will return. Until then, keep those blogosphere electrons whirling and keep fighting the good fight.
That Movie: How The Innocence of Muslims Was Made When struggling actor Tim Dax was hired to star in a swords-and-sandals movie titled Desert Warrior, he was just happy to have the job. One year later, Dax and the rest of the film’s cast and crew would look on in horror as The Innocence of Muslims—a crudely dubbed version of the movie they thought they were making—ignited protests across the Arab world and controversy at home. Speaking with many of the film’s principals, Michael Joseph Gross reports on a story as old as Hollywood itself: a pursuit of fame and fortune that ended in tears.
Pravda to Americans: Never Give Up Your Guns "These days, there are few few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bare arms and use deadly force to defend one's self and possessions."