In the meantime, I wanted to share some of the great photos and moments I was able to capture at the first “meet-up” for The Tammy Bruce Show.
I was privileged to win the lottery for a select group of TAM Army members to be able to join one of the best and most passionate conservative pundits, along with some of her support staff, for a perfect southern California afternoon of camaraderie for many independent-minded citizen activists and talk show fans.
The event wouldn’t have been complete without a “shameless fan moment” at the post-event happy hour.
My groupie behavior also including getting pics with Shifra, Ashley and Maynard — mainstays of the show and the website.
Meeting Shifra was a highlight, since many of her great posts on Tammy’s site are an inspiration for my own work (check out the one on the anniversary of Andrew Breitbart’s death for an example). Her comments about the California weather and friendliness of the people she met here took the edge off of my insanity derived from living in the “Land of Fruit and Nuts.”
Ashley made everyone feel so welcome, and her energy and enthusiasm enhanced the day:
I must admit, loved, loved loved talking to Maynard — his wit is as dry as the Sahara.
But were any of these people the star of the show? No! That honor went to Sydney Bruce, who is pictured with one of the best known of the TAMily members, Rob W!
I sat myself down with four really great guys: Mike, Steve, Carlos and Buster. Buster came all the way from Texas to attend TAMCON! We had a great time chatting about the news and who we were apt to vote for as POTUS in 2016 (hint – Bush and Clinton were not among our picks).
Michael is the name of God’s warrior arch-angel. I think He was sending a message about the meet-up, as several of the other great men I met were also named Michael, including one who signed in with another TAMily member whose American-Israel flag pin caught my eye. It turns out Thomas is a fellow Catholic, and were able to chat a few moments about being Catholic and conservative.
I also met many dynamic women. I would like to give a special shout-out to Lauren from Texas, who shared a margarita with me at the happy hour. I am kicking myself for not grabbing a pic with her! A beautiful woman and a beautiful spirit! I also had a chance to meet Nonie, another San Diego area TAMily member. We vowed to stay in touch and have our own mini-meet-up sometime soon.
One of my favorite moments from the very many great ones I had was meeting naga5, Rick, who resides just to the north of Los Angeles. We had a chance to compare-and-contrast local craft beet enterprises! That he is such a savvy and energetic conservative who works in a very challenging environment for such political views is inspirational. I am planning to keep in touch with him in hopes of better monitoring the craziness coming from the LA area.
The picture I took with IsaacT also failed to come out (but below is one of him getting a picture with Tammy). However, I was thrilled to meet a Virginian and get the latest news from that state. I am planning to be there in August, and the next TAMCON is slated to be held there soon.
Update: IsaacT comes through with a pic from his camera!
One last note: My formal post will contain information on two of Tammy’s friends who also contribute to the success of her show: Amy Peikoff and Bosch Fawtsin. Bosch is an exceptionally talent graphic artist who does superhero-inspired comics-style work.
He does work on commission: I think I am going to have him work up a Cleopatra-theme “Goddess of Flaming Capitalism” graphic to spruce up the place!