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There's a Grizzly who has escaped the City of Brotherly Love..(and she's going back to homeschooling!!)

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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Grizzly Report: Hugh Hewitt Live Broadcast


Thanks to Mike, you may now click on the title to listen to the audio of the show. If you fast forward it to about 11:30 then will be the broadcast from The Constitution Center.


We had a grand time at The Constitution Center last night. If you EVER visit Philly, make sure that you include The Constitution Center on the itinerary. You won't regret it - at ALL. You will walk away with a new appreciation for our founding fathers and the vision that they shared for our country.

We were late and very worried about that. No problemo! Hugh Hewitt hadn't arrived yet either, due to weather problems which delayed his flight. We were so engrossed in talking to people and catching up with Skye that I have no idea what time Mr. Hewitt arrived, but when he did he talked with the audience for quite awhile. The live on-air thing wasn't going to start until 8:00 p.m. due to the flight delays and I suppose the contingency plans that had already been implemented. He wanted to talk about the upcoming election and was interested in where we stood with the candidates thus far. It is Hugh's belief that we will end up choosing between Romney and Giuliani. I still think it's a bit early to tell - although he's certainly mulled this over more than I. He does not believe that Gingrich will enter the race. (Troll became crestfallen at this news...) Fred Thompson is a factor that is unknowable at this point.

He also shared about a meeting he and other conservative talk radio hosts had recently had with President Bush. All present urged Bush to get out there and communicate more effectively about Iraq. The effectiveness of the surge, and the fact that victory is imperative in Iraq must be disseminated to the American public. One of the bloggers present, Bill T, will be blogging surge news and I think that I might like to do something like that too. Maybe once a week - as this damnable dusting is really eating into actually living a life or thinking about anything..

There was a rousing question and answer session and a picture taking session. Tons of fun!

When on air, we heard from former US House District 8 Representaive Michael Fitzpatrick. He talked about the need to get the conservative base mobilised and the unique problems that we face in the Philadelphia area. Exceedingly Democrat in Philly. In fact, most of PA is RED - with Philly and Pittsburgh as big blue blotches on either edge. Anyway, the results were unbelievably close when Fitzpatrick lost the last election. Here is a link that shows the 50/50 split between these candidates. Scroll down for District 8.

Colin Hanna, from Let Freedom Ring, was the next guest and he spoke about their project called Their Own Words. He spoke about the islamist menace in America - not just in America though, worldwide. He would like to educate the people who believe that if we just love and try to understand the terrorists enough, they will reciprocate with love and understanding. This is not true. Their Own Words uses just that: the radical imams own words to show that this is a very naive way to deal with terrorist killers who believe that they have a mandate from their god to kill non-believers. He uses MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute) translations to drive this point home.

Without further ado - here are my pictures. Enjoy!

Hugh Hewitt at work in The City of Brotherly Love:

Independence Hall looking particularly lovely:

Mr. Hugh Hewitt was kind enough to consent to some pictures. Here he is with a group of conservative Philadelphia area bloggers:

If you look closely, you will see Dr. Bucolo of Total1 Internet Solutions (sorry Doc - website not found!), FourInchHeels - contributer to the BillT blog, Skye, who we all know and admire, next to Skye, my love - The City Troll, Hugh Hewitt himself, Moi - the incredibly vertically challenged Grizzly Mama, and Bill T. We also met Mr. Chaitt (not in photo) who does not have a blog but is very personable and took many photos. He joined us afterward at a wonderful little eatery, and treated Troll to a cigar, which Troll enjoyed very much!


The timelessly beautiful, always intelligent, and ever insightful conservative bloggers: Skye, Jennifer Gallagher and Grizzly Mama:

And here is a picture that has nothing to do with the current Grizzly Report:

It is a taste of the area around which we are searching for a new house. Doesn't it sort of remind you of broccoli at sunset?

We had a great time! Thanks to everyone!



Blogger Mike's America said...

I can't find a link to the audio on TownHall.com:


11 August, 2007 01:28  
Blogger MonicaR said...

I can't find it either, Mike. That sucks!

11 August, 2007 01:35  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Glad you got together with some other bloggers and I love that sunset.

11 August, 2007 11:56  
Blogger Skye said...

I did video tape portions of both talks with Mike Gallagher and Colin Hanna.Working on a putting together the videos and photos of the event.

Monica, as usual it was a pleasure to spend time with you and troll. I'm working on my report now. The day was way too beautiful to spend indoors. Also, I need to email our websites to Bob Guzzardi.

What are your thoughts on a philly blogger meetup (all who were at the Constitution Center) in September - possibly at Cosi's.

11 August, 2007 21:35  
Blogger Skye said...

Still disagree with Bob and Hugh about the Senatorial race in PA.

Republicans either did not vote in 06 or *gag* voted for Casey. They simply were unable to see the forest through the trees.

11 August, 2007 21:36  
Blogger Mr. Grey Ghost said...

Great pics! I agree that's still too early to pic anyone on either side (even Hillary), but I'm pulling for Romney more than anyone else. BTW, my little sister lives in Philly so I visit often, love everything about the city especially South Street.

12 August, 2007 01:36  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Thanks for such a well-detailed post. Glad you folks had a great time together. Hugh Hewitt is among my top 2 favorite talk radio hosts.

12 August, 2007 01:54  
Blogger Dee said...

Very cool, thanks for the report!!

12 August, 2007 02:20  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Their Own Words sounds like a very worthwhile project! I've read several articles written by Islamic radicals, which ridicule Americans for doing their job for them by spreading the "love and understanding" myth. They want us to welcome them into our lives in this manner. :(

LOL, L always refers to himself as "vertically challenged" too.

12 August, 2007 12:16  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Found the audio of the show via Skye:


Move the toggle to about 11:30 minutes into the clip.

12 August, 2007 13:59  
Blogger dcat said...

Nice job there!

Great pictures!

12 August, 2007 22:15  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Thanks Tweetey. It was a really nice time and nice for Troll and me to get out together and do grown-up things once in awhile.

Skye - can hardly wait to see your videos but of course - take your time! Troll and I think it's a great idea for us all to get together. Much depends on whether we can get someone for the girls. I liked Cosi's a LOT! That sandwich was delicious. I agree that I did not agree with several opinions put forward at the time. It was quite a rousing disagreement actually. People felt strongly about their position and the what and why of it all. Quite a good reaction and diverse opinions. I enjoyed watching it.

Mr. Grey Ghost I had no idea that you had connections with Philly! When I first moved here from Denver almost 20 years ago - it was a terrible culture shock. There TRULY is no other city like it. I have discovered many, many great pieces of the city and I have now become immune that that Philly attitude problem. lol! In fact, I think I'm pretty good at sporting it myself when the situation calls for it. Let us know when you come down and we would love to meet up with you!

Wordsmith - thanks for visiting and reading and commenting. We totally enjoyed it.

Thank you,Dee!

Tshsmom - I agree. The leftys just want to love everyone. *spit* There's just something wrong with that. One of the reasons I can't consider myself to be a very good Christian! ;-)

Thanks so much, Mike! I've added it to the entry.

Dcat - thanks and thanks for visiting!

13 August, 2007 01:02  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Monica, we're good Christians. We just wouldn't make good Muslims! ;)

I used to feel like a racist, until I started researching Islam.

13 August, 2007 17:17  
Blogger MonicaR said...

I agree that the more I hear about islam the more I despise moslems. I think one thing that the Wahhabi Lobby hasn't factored in is the American Woman. Sure, Sure - they'll get a few stupid women to agree to that crazy covering and all that goes with it. I just think that there aren't that many of those kind of women when push comes to shove.

13 August, 2007 23:31  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Not to mention female circumcisions. *shudder*

13 August, 2007 23:43  
Blogger MonicaR said...

They're horrible!

14 August, 2007 00:02  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

Hey kewl! You met Hewster Hugh!

14 August, 2007 20:08  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Dirtcrashr - We TOTALLY met him!

15 August, 2007 00:19  

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