March 26, 2007


The organizers of this year's inaugeral premier conservative conference are holding a contest that I intend to win—due to the fact that I am the most deserving person, and haven't divested myself entirely of my early-twenties socialist leanings. Also: I'll be the cutest person there, even at the ripe old age of 45. So I basically have it sewn up. That will get me into the event in style, and even pay for my room. Furthermore, I'd get 20 minutes with the keynote speaker. If it's Newt, I'll have some fun questions for him!

The Conservative Leadership Conference takes place this fall, October 11-13th, in the fabulous city of Reno—which, as most of you know, is Nevada's answer to Lake Tahoe, California. Nevada, of course, bills itself as "the last free state," and in a number of ways that's absolutely correct. The beautiful thing about this conference is that it openly welcomes libertarians, so we won't have to skulk around in our camouflage clothing like we do at CPAC. (Did anyone get that on video, BTW? I looked like I was on a deer hunt, and not just because I was lugging a .30-06 around with me.)

If you want to be a total running dog and enter the contest as well, I guess I can't stop you—though I was thinking that since I'm clearly the cutest/most deserving blogger, it would be best if only I entered. That way, the drawing would be . . . easier on the organizers. Simpler.

The entire event is sponsored by the New Media Alliance, and co-sponsored by GOP USA, Townhall, and Americans for Tax Reform. So far.

I'll see you there. After all, Reno is a gambling town, and I'm a very lucky person.

UPDATE: I hear that the Grand Prize may be reformatted a bit, in which case I would only get free premium admission to the event—along with a few other people (almost) as lucky as I am. That's fine, too. After all, I like to share my good fortune with the downtrodden.

Posted by Attila Girl at March 26, 2007 10:44 PM | TrackBack

Nevada is quickly losing its "last free state" feel, thanks to the influx of Liberal Californians (we understand the Conservative/Libertarian invasion).

They just shot down smoking in bars here in Nevada, which is something we NEVER thought would happen.

But, fortunately, 90 year old grandmas still sleep with sawed off shotguns under their pillows.

If you're gun friendly, you'll love the Silver State. :-)

Thanks for posting and entering the contest.

Good luck!

-Eric Odom
CLC Director

Posted by: Eric Odom at March 27, 2007 12:20 AM

If you're sitting at a machine or game table you're fine, but the second you step into an area where children "could" be found, you'll find yourself in the middle of an anti-smoke swarm.

It really has gone downhill. Last month I bought a cigar outside one of my favorite bars, Brews Brothers in the Silver Legacy Casino. The cigar stand is directly outside the door of the brewery so one would think, common sense of course, that you could light up and walk right in. But no, the brewery serves food, and there for is now a non-freedom environment. I made my way to the bar and before the word beer could even slip out of my mouth I had three employee's pulling on my coat. One even reached for my smoke, which was almost impossible to accept as reality.

Free country my ass...

-Eric Odom
CLC Director

Posted by: Eric Odom at March 27, 2007 12:31 AM

Yeah. We signed away our rights here in Cali first, ahead of the rest of the country. Statewide; it's unbelievable.

Posted by: Attila Girl at March 27, 2007 12:39 AM

I should take up smoking just in defiance.

Posted by: Sean Hackbarth at March 27, 2007 05:50 PM

I've considered it.

Posted by: Attila Girl at March 27, 2007 08:44 PM

I did it.

Posted by: Darrell at March 28, 2007 09:05 AM

I hear it's very slimming ;)

Posted by: Attila Girl at March 28, 2007 09:48 AM


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