The Worth of Water

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732

On Sunday Jan. 9 the Longmont Republican Women held an event called “New Year New GOP” at the Well and indicated it was ‘Open to the Public.’ Well, I could hardly turn that down!

Here’s the photos I took:

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There was a lovely spaghetti & meatball dinner provided by Mark Price of Aunt Alice’s Kitchen. I love Aunt Alice’s so I know it was great food. There was also a very tasty looking dessert from the folks at the Well. I didn’t partake, just didn’t feel right mooching a meal, being a lefty and all. Besides, there was a respectable crowd (in all senses of the word of course!) gathered in the Well’s cavernous industrial space and they were hungry – not just for food either.

Joel Champion announced the formation of the Private Property Council, a non-partisan group with open membership. The mission is education and the setting up of teams ‘to do monitoring of our public officials who are elected and help move our ideas forward in legislation at all levels of the city, county and state.’

At one point Joel mentioned ‘our Democratic friends in the audience’ which prompted Peg Cage to ask him to introduce Kaye Fissinger and myself. Thank you Joel! Thank you Peg! We appreciated being allowed to attend.

Here’s all the rest of the details of those speaking.

Derrick Wilburn, Founder, Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives gave a well-polished and aggressive lecture about what the GOP needed to do to get the votes of conservatives of color. Solomon Martinez gave a report about the Northern Colorado Hispanic Relations group as well as his views on outreach. The featured speaker, Tom Tancredo – confessed to suffering from ‘Post Election Stress Syndrome’ and said it had been ‘debilitating.’ CO GOP Chair Ryan Call laid out the wreckage of the campaign like an FAA crash inspector. It was some hard talk.

I left before the question and answer period but I’d be delighted to link to any audio files from that.

New Year New GOP speaker audio files

Brought to you by: Longmont Republican Women, The Well Outreach and Worship Center, The Longmont 9-12 Tea Party

  5 comments for “The Worth of Water

  1. January 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I received this email today:

    Dear Mr. Wray,
    Thank you so much for the fair and thorough reporting on our event last
    night! And thank you for allowing us to use your great recordings – photos and audio. Thank you very much from a fellow American for your activism in the interest of the future of this country. I pray our efforts will save the freedom that made this republic great. I hope to learn from your example the importance of immediate reporting. Thank you!

    In Liberty,
    Peg Cage, President
    President@LongmontRepublicanWomen.Org
    http://www.LongmontRepublicanWomen.Org

    Pray for Mercy.
    Vote for Freedom.
    ————————
    I’m glad I could help Peg.

    To reiterate, all the photos and recordings from this event may be used by any party for any purpose without attribution. “Photo/Audio by FreeRangeLongmont.com” is appreciated by NOT required.

  2. Gregory Iwan
    January 9, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    So, they were watching for you? Making nice usually attracts (one gets more flies with honey than with vinegar). I observe, in my cursory manner, that no one pictured in this piece is missing many meals. Walk a mile. At least. But not in my shoes, in the sandals worn by what’s left of the middle class. You remember them; they’re the folks who used to buy your stuff, producer sector!

  3. January 9, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Well spoken, Mr. Wray. Thank you for the kind and even handed treatment. Here’s to a mutually survivable 2013.
    Dan

  4. January 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Dan, you’re very welcome. You’ll note your comment was published unedited. :-) Here’s to a good midterm and some rationality on all sides! We’re in this together, I never forget that. Cheers!

  5. Gregory Iwan
    January 10, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    We’re in “this” together?!?!? Go tell the GOP on Capitol Hill. I can think of but one thing that might allow (not force) us to recognize we are one nation, one world. That is climate change. Now, don’t start in on me. That does NOT mean everybody gets hotter. Not at all. But it does appear to mean greater extremes, as the atmosphere struggles to accommodate all the added energy WE put in it. Water, food, and then our physical plant. I think that’s the order. I take the planet and give ten points.

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