UPDATE: I’ll try to get the official video/audio of Lord Pearson’s speech, which was extremely impressive and inspiring. For now, here is Vlad Tepes’ interview with Lord Pearson in the hallway:
UPDATE: I sat beside Scaramouche both days. Here’s a report.
I’m back from DC. Only caught a glimpse of the monuments, lit up as we drove in very late Monday night.
It was all business from that morning on. One day I’ll go back to DC and visit everything I missed, but our Free Speech Conference was held in the Congressional Auditorium, so that sated any “white marble” fix I might have had.
The Baron was there too, and has a fine summary of who was there and what happened.
Soon James will be sending me his interviews with some of the luminaries. As well, the IFPS will be making official videos of the event available shortly.
But I couldn’t wait to share the reaction of unindicted terrorism co-conspirators CAIR, who sent a spy on day two. He was quickly turfed, because there is no unauthorized filming allowed in the Congressional Auditorium, and he was trying to film things. (He leaves that out of his story.)
And let’s just say that the CAIR spy’s memory of what he saw and heard is a little different than mine… Especially when he does a little projecting about what one participant allegedly said to him. See dude: YOU’RE the ones who do the beheading.
Note too that 80% of the press release is about another event entirely, and CAIR complains that that event was infiltrated by “moles” from the “Islamophobia Machine”! But of course, the dude at our conference wasn’t a “mole” — no, that’s totally different! God, they’re dumb.
The CAIR press release had us all laughing in the van on the way back. I suspect the “Islamophobia Machine” t-shirts are already in the works.
Thanks to Bjorn Larsen for inviting me and getting me there, and to everyone else — who said hi, thanked me for my blog, and left me with lots to think about.