I am so grateful to the conservative blogosphere for providing the donations that enabled me to attend CPAC this year. I’ve finally recovered from the sleep deprivation and feel perky enough to start posting again.
At the BlogBash and CPAC, in addition to fulfilling my mission of un-demonizing myself, I had a wonderful time catching up with old blogger friends. I live a very socially isolated life taking care of my 95-year-old father, so I wasn’t quite prepared for how kindly everyone reacted to my weight loss (over 65 pounds since I started my diet in June 2010 and over 40 pounds since CPAC 2011). I was tickled silly.
I particularly wanted to surprise dear Steven Crowder with my new, slimmer appearance, since that is relevant to a project he promised to help me with at BlogCon 2010. It’s one of the reasons I wanted to become more slim and fit. Plus, I’ve been taking cardio classes for almost five years that are mostly dance moves. So I jumped up from my seat at the back to dance like no one was watching when Steven debuted his new rap parody video, “Mr. America,” singing with Chris Loesch as the “Powdered Zombies” at the TheTeaParty.net blogger awards ceremony on Friday hosted by John Hawkins of Right Wing News. (At the link, John points out the tech clearly got a phone call and left to answer it before the “knickers” line.)
However, Steven put out some political correctness bait that the left gobbled down and the video is now viral and on the Huffington Post, Gawker, Wonkette and Mediaite (which had the class to update its post and identify me, but is adverb-impaired and called me “elder” — do I look 58?). Wonkette went to the trouble of singling me out with the photo above, but they have not bothered to add my name to their photo after I identified myself in the comments, so I’m featuring it here because I’m a giver — a giver who understands SEO and Google Image. I only found out about this controversy last night through a column by Warner Todd Huston (just about the only blogger I know with whom I was not photographed during CPAC), appropriately headlined, “Liberal Tactics: Just Lie, No One Will Check.”
I am preparing a video reply. Please hit the tip jar to help me buy a decent webcam, microphone, boom and lights for future videos — if it helps, think of the consternation you’ll be fueling at Gawker, Mediaite, Wonkette and HuffPo:
Here’s the video of Steven and Chris performing — I’m at about 1:30.