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    CPAC 2013: Wingers Just Want to Have Fun

    Every year around this time Republicans get to let their hair down and show the world that no matter what we've heard otherwise, they do have a silly side.

    Doom and gloom and global warming is our problem, not theirs.  Enough about the poor, the pregnant, and the pressures put on them by the peons.  Get those party hats on!

    Tomorrow the three-day celebration of hedonism, corporatism, and puritanism known as the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) begins.  This is the 40th such event and you have to hand it to them--each year they outdo themselves.  I mean, holy cow!  What a line-up!

    But, wait. . .no Limbaugh?  No Beck? No Coulter?  No Eastwood?  It appears that way. They're not on the list.  Steven Crowder "Fox News's Brightest, Funniest Conservative Mind" will be there, and isn't afraid to call himself a comedian.  There are others who will be giving him a run for his money, however:  Donald Trump and Allen West will be there.  So will Sarah Palin and Rick Perry.  So will Newt Gingrich and Bobby Jindal.  And Rand Paul and Mitt Romney.  And Ted Cruz. (Dick Morris will be there,too, talking on "The Making of America: The Substance and Meaning of the Constitution", but apparently he doesn't photograph well.  They left him off the front page.)

    For good measure, the NRA will be represented by both Wayne LaPierre and David Keene.

    The program for those three days (March 14-16) reads like a thriller, what with war and conspiracies and scary Obama and what-not.  Amazing what they can find to talk about.  And--no way!--Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson are scheduled to go mano-a-mano, Crossfire-style. And you thought nobody cared anymore.

    "Fight Club 2013: A Liberal & A Conservative Duke it Out"

    The Honorable [??] Paul Begala, Political Contributor, CNN 

    Tucker Carlson, Editor in Chief, The Daily Caller 

    Referee: Colin Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring

    It'll cost you, that CPAC.  And there's a dress code, so don't be trying to get in there in just any old thing:

    Well, come on, you obviously can't wear strapless necklines during the daytime activities (We're talking to you, Paul Ryan), but Walmart wear?  Leggings or pants? ("If struggling with this decision, don't pack the items in question.  Neither jeans nor leggings are appropriate for the official conference.")

    Lots of fun after-conference stuff, too.  Here's a can't miss"The Walking Dead, Obama Zombies on Parade" bash on Friday night.  (They're gonna dress up like zombies, and everything.  There's a message in there someplace, but I'm not one of them so I'm not privy to it.  Sorry.)

    I've written about previous CPAC conferences here, and here.  They're addicting, I admit.  I can't promise I won't be writing about it again this week, but for now I'm having enough fun just anticipating what's going to happen this year.  (Don't disappoint me, Republicans--I've looked forward to this for a whole year.  And you owe me, you rascally rascals.)

    (Cross-posted at Ramona's Voices)



    Sarah Palin is still the future?

    Some day, I'm gonna have to have a long talk with those boys.

    (Great post, mona!)

    I was surprised to see Sarah Palin there, too.  Maybe it's part of their gender-awareness program.  Or they forgot what year it was.

    So, I'm done packing, right?

    Looks good to me.  Very GOP chi-chi.

    Shame on you, Ramona, I thought you were a Liz Taylor fan, and you can't even recognize one of her violet party gowns from the 70's?

    Holy Bat Cave!  I thought it was Bruce Wayne's coming out gown.

    I thought I saw this guy in a film entitled:


    I think it was dated sometime in the 80's...

    It was banned by the comic code but I think I saw it on cable?

    I think you were nekked at the time?


    You forgot your boa.

    Except for Rand Paul, those are some good-looking guys on the poster.

    HAHAHAHAHA!!! That was a JOKE, wasn't it? Guess Ryan's ok, if you like Eddie Munster types.

    Glad you liked it!  :^)

    Look at that poster closely.  See where it says "no Tom's"?  That would be Tom's Shoes, the company that gives a new pair of shoes to a poor child for every pair purchased.

    They're not allowed at CPAC.  Unbelievable.  They're IDIOTS.


    H/T to The Bewilderness, who pointed this out on my blog.

    I'm so glad I'm not a conservative.

    First of all, I hate someone else telling me how to dress. I mean, if I want to wear Uggs with my pirate shirt and leggings, I will. I think I look cool! What's their problem anyway?

    Is there a liberal one of these things? Do they have a dress code? Or do they assume the attendees are smart enough to dress properly without sending out a flyer? Eh. Probably no one would show up anyway on account of all of us protesting the use of GMO salmon on the menu.

    Love it!  First thought when I saw it:  He'll deny the photos and insist the Dems photoshopped them.

    Or the Dems caused the crowds to stay away.

    Or the Dems are not real Americans.

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