No Runny Eggs

The repository of one hard-boiled egg from the south suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (and the occassional guest-blogger). The ramblings within may or may not offend, shock and awe you, but they are what I (or my guest-bloggers) think.

Posts tagged 'CPAC'

January 20, 2011

Returning to CPAC

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For the second year in a row, I’ll be covering CPAC from the ranks of the bloggers. This year, FreedomWorks has joined RedState as sponsors of

Since Rep. Paul Ryan will be there, I’m likely to grab an interview with him, either at the conference itself or at his office. Much of the GOP Presidential field is also attending, and I hope to get a word with many of them.

January 31, 2010

Going to CPAC

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For the second year in a row, I’ll be going to CPAC. Though I’m still looking for a new laptop to replace the recently-deceased one (it suffered a broken monitor), I will be on Bloggers’ Row this year, which should mean a few more timely posts.

March 2, 2009

Roll bloat – CPAC edition

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One of the benefits of busting out of the confines of the bunker and going to places like CPAC is meeting great people I should know but for some reason fail to know. Because I wasn’t taking notes and am cribbing off of Katie Favazza’s, I’m sure I’m going to miss a few (kick me if I’ve missed you), but I do need to add those I ran into but don’t have on the completely-random and incredibly-overloaded blogroll on the right.

Little Miss Attila
– Ginny Ray of Obi’s Sister
– Jimmie of The Sundries Shack
– Tabitha Hale of Pink Elephant Pundit

I know I forgot a few; I am horrible with names and faces. It was really a great weekend.

February 27, 2009

Brief CPAC Friday AM/Chicago Tea Party, DC edition update

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Filed under Conservatism.

– Listened to a number of Congresscritters in the early morning session before catching up with Kevin Binversie. He may have less blogs in his reader than I do, but he makes the most of them.

– Bailed out for the DC Tea Party at Lafayette Park with Doug Welch, Skye, and a few others, and because I’m the guy with the most Metro experience, I got to be tour guide. We had a few hundred people in, Skye got interviewed by Joe the Plumber, and I hit a trifecta in run-ins: Uncle Jimbo, concretebob (both sporting Don’t Be A Dou’Che shirts) and Michelle Malkin. When I get back to the room and if I am not too hammered, I will have cell-“quality” pics up. The good news is I likely won’t have to do another 26-minute walk; the Metro runs later Fridays and Saturdays.

Back to the fun.

Brief CPAC very-early Friday morning update

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– I attended a very interesting session on Al Franken and ACORN, which I recorded for a couple people who had other engagements on and around Bloggers’ Row (which makes up for the piss-poor performance on TEMS).

– I was “intercepted” by a few friends while on my way to the official CPAC dinner (note to self: save $550 if you show up next year by not buying the diamond package). It turned into a bloggers’ dinner with Kevin Binversie, Stephen Green, Sean Hackbarth, Melissa Clouthier, Katie Favazza, Fausta Wertz, Rick Moran, and a few others my alcohol-addled brain (more on that in a bit) can’t quite remember. Random question; should I be disturbed that Kevin called me instead of Sean to find out where everybody was?

– Afterwards, most of us ended up back at the Omni’s bar, where I split time between that group and Doug Welch. Eventually, Mary Katharine Ham and then Ace rolled in. No, you’re not going to get what was said from me; I have been bound to silence, and before I tell you, I would have to kill you. However, it was worth missing the last Metro train back to the Carlyle and taking a 26-minute walk back.

Given it’s somewhere around 2:30 Eastern, the first speaker is up at 8 local, and the DC Tea Party in Lafayette Park is at noon, I am calling it a night.

February 26, 2009

Brief CPAC Thursday afternoon update

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– First things first, I found the time to get back to the room and upload the Paul Ryan audio from this morning.

– Ed Morrissey and Jim Geraghty decided to drag me into Ed’s interview with Jim. Folks, that’s the reason why I don’t do multimedia involving me.

– In addition to Jim, I ran into Justin Higgins. Even though he’s THAT GOOD (good enough to get a Rush Limbaugh mention or two), he’s still amazed that he’s taken seriously as a 19-year-old. Like I said, he is THAT GOOD, so it shouldn’t be a surprise.

Back to the grind party, then who knows where.

Brief CPAC Thursday AM update

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Filed under Conservatism.

– Listened to Paul Ryan open up CPAC. He got a lot of applause, as he was on a roll. One odd thing; he seems to be a bit of a goldbug. I do have audio and pics, but since I’m posting from a borrowed computer and cell coverage is at best spotty, I don’t have a way to pull it off the digital voice recorder and phone (respectively).

– There’s somewhere between 8,500 and 9,000 of us floating here. For those paying attention, that is a record.

– Last night, I ran into Sean Hackbarth, Melissa Clouthier, Ali Akbar, Matt Margolis, and a couple other silent types. Sean, Melissa and Ali put on Politics 625.

– Today, I ran into Katie Favazza, Rick Moran, Ed Morrissey, Fausta Wertz, and had my copy of the “Pretty in Mink” calendar signed by Amanda Carpenter.

– The BHO weekly passes for the Metro SUCK! First one demagnetized on me after 3 trips.

Oops; just missed a session I wanted to hit. DAMMIT!

Revisions/extensions (12:07 pm 2/26/2009) – Right after I posted, I ran into Krystle Weeks, and a bit after that, Doug Welch and Skye.

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