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Eclectic Crowd for Annual Bohemian Grove Gathering-Powell, Rumsfeld, Grateful Dead top Guest List
Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | 7/24/04 | Derek Moore

Posted on 07/24/2004 11:18:08 AM PDT by gopwinsin04

The summer retreat that Herbert Hoover called 'The greatest men's party on earth' is underway in Monte Rio, and the guest list is eclectic as ever.

US Secretary of State Colin Powell, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, former Greatful Dead bandmates, and winemaker Robert Mondavi are all scheduled to attend the 125th Midsummer three week Encampment of the Bohemian Club in San Francisco.

So too, are conservative author Bill Buckley Jr. and television commentator Chris Matthews.

Mandalay Camp is the traditional seat of power in Bohemian Grove. Mandalay is one of 119 camps in the club's 2,800 acre redwood grove east of Monte Rio that over 2,500 men are scheduled to attend.

The camp is so far up the fern covered bank in the canyon that it has its own incline railway to haul firewood and supplies. This year's guest list for Mandalay includes: George Schultz former US Secretary of State, David O' Reilly, chairman Chevron/Texaco, HB Atwater Jr. CEO General Mills and Edgar Kaiser Jr. the founder of the Kaiser Foundation.

Rumsfeld and President George W. Bush are members of the 'Hill Billies' camp although it is unclear if the President of the United States will attend in an election year.

The associations of powerful men made possible by Bohemian Grove Encampment have raised the ire of protestors who charge that captians of industry and govermental officials discuss business matters in secret violating the groves official motto: 'Weaving spiders come not here.'

Of particular interest to observers are the 'Lakeside Talks,' which this year include: An untitled talk by David Gergen, commentator and advisor to Republican and Democratic Presidents. 'The Landscape of American Politics' by NY Times columnist David Brock, and 'The Long War of the 20th Century,' by former CIA director James Woolsey.

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Nixon famously also called the gathering 'the gayest thing I had ever seen.'
1 posted on 07/24/2004 11:18:12 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04
former Greatful Dead bandmates???

The ones still ABOVE ground I guess.

2 posted on 07/24/2004 11:21:46 AM PDT by JOE6PAK (EAT AT HALFTIME PIZZA)
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To: JOE6PAK

You mean some guy was so stoned he couldn't play anymore for the Gretful Dead?? (shaking head)


3 posted on 07/24/2004 11:23:04 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

Now where did I put my invitation....?


4 posted on 07/24/2004 11:23:56 AM PDT by GVnana (Tagline? I don't need no stinkin' tagline!)
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To: GVgirl

Im sure the Gloria Allreds of the world will read this article and demand entrance.


5 posted on 07/24/2004 11:27:32 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

The Nixon quote was "the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine"...


6 posted on 07/24/2004 11:45:37 AM PDT by MTOrlando
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To: gopwinsin04
Monte Rio is just upstream from where my Uncle lives (Jenner - one of the most beautiful spots on earth).

The sad thing is - in the instances when Gloria Allred and her ilk have been successful in destroying men's only organizations - the tenuous claim that there was business being done in the clubs and it was unfair to deny women the opportunity to kibbutz with businessmen - has been enough to win the day. In this instance - and by that warped logic - Ms. Allred would be on even better footing. And Monte Rio is within the 9th circus. Oy!
7 posted on 07/24/2004 11:51:38 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: MTOrlando
The Nixon quote was "the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine"...

Maybe President Nixon had a vision of this lineup of speakers:

An untitled talk by David Gergen, commentator and advisor to Republican and Democratic Presidents. 'The Landscape of American Politics' by NY Times columnist David Brock, and 'The Long War of the 20th Century,' by former CIA director James Woolsey.

The whole thing sounds pretty creepy to me.

8 posted on 07/24/2004 11:56:05 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It's possible that I look exactly like Catherine Zeta-Jones.)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Let's hope she doesn't get wind of it.


9 posted on 07/24/2004 12:32:58 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

Paging Alex Jones, paging Alex Jones........


10 posted on 07/24/2004 12:38:45 PM PDT by jslade (People who are easily offended, OFFEND ME!)
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To: gopwinsin04
Former President Gerald Ford, however, apparently won't be in attendance, as his name does not appear on the guest list. Former President Ronald Reagan also appears on the list despite his June 5 death.

I sure would like an explanation of that one.

11 posted on 07/24/2004 1:25:46 PM PDT by sharktrager (The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And the paving contractor lives in Chappaqua.)
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To: gopwinsin04
An untitled talk by David Gergen, commentator and advisor to Republican and Democratic Presidents. 'The Landscape of American Politics' by NY Times columnist David Brock

Are barf bags provided?

12 posted on 07/24/2004 1:31:29 PM PDT by montag813 ("A nation can survive fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.")
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To: JOE6PAK
My hope is that Rumsfeld and Powell, along with a few chosen friends, beat the crap out of Gergen and Matthews.

Well, I know that isn't very ladylike, but I am fed up.

13 posted on 07/24/2004 1:38:35 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: gopwinsin04

Also scheduled to attend are "conservative author William F. Buckley Jr., liberal TV personality Chris Matthews and gay porn star Chad Savage."

Of course, this is California, so finding fruits and nuts among the trees is not unexpected.


14 posted on 07/24/2004 1:49:43 PM PDT by Lessismore
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To: gopwinsin04

The only people too stoned to play for the Dead are Jerry G. and Brent Midland.


15 posted on 07/24/2004 1:51:22 PM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: stop_fascism

"Occidental resident Mickey Hart will join fellow Grateful Dead member Bob Weir. The musicians, along with rocker Steve Miller, are part of an effort to bring a younger vibe to the grove, the Wall Street Journal reported."


16 posted on 07/24/2004 1:55:36 PM PDT by Lessismore
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To: stop_fascism

The only people too stoned to play for the Dead are Jerry G. and Brent Midland

...don't forget Ron "Pigpen" McKernan"


17 posted on 07/24/2004 2:00:48 PM PDT by sawmill trash ("What A Long Strange Trip It's Been")
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To: Lessismore

"Occidental resident Mickey Hart will join fellow Grateful Dead member Bob Weir. The musicians, along with rocker Steve Miller,

Well AllRight !!!!

I've been so disapointed to read name after name of musicians I admired lined up on the left.

Then here's Bobby and Mickey and even Steve Miller all at the conservative gig ... wow !!!!


18 posted on 07/24/2004 2:03:59 PM PDT by sawmill trash ("All I want to know ...is are you kind ")
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To: gopwinsin04
>former Greatful Dead bandmates

What? Weren't these guys
called British spies by LaRouche?
Does this mean they are?!

19 posted on 07/24/2004 2:07:56 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: gopwinsin04

This paranoia by the left over the Boho Grove (and its cowboy version, Rancheros Visitadores)has been going on since about the early 70's when a book by one of the counter-culturalists was written about the secret conniving and scheming that took place there.

I went once, as a guest, and nothing could be further from the truth. Nixon kinda had it right, as there is a lot of theatrical cross-dressing raunch that goes on (but nothing worse than the stage play scene from South Pacific.

It's just a bunch of guys letting off steam. many are quite wealthy, but many are not. Its altogether much more balanced, in terms of membership, than the DNC.


20 posted on 07/24/2004 2:08:30 PM PDT by x1stcav (http://www.ronaldreaganmemorial.com/photo_gallery.asp)
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To: jslade
Paging Alex Jones, paging Alex Jones.......

Hehe. I guess the place is for real. I was really wondering about that.

21 posted on 07/24/2004 2:09:42 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: sawmill trash
"Occidental resident Mickey Hart will join fellow Grateful Dead member Bob Weir. The musicians, along with rocker Steve Miller,

Well AllRight !!!!

I've been so disapointed to read name after name of musicians I admired lined up on the left.

Then here's Bobby and Mickey and even Steve Miller all at the conservative gig ... wow !!!!


Weir and Hart were BIG Al Gore supporters in the last campaign, and as The Dead are on their summer tour, I don't see how they will be able to attend.
22 posted on 07/24/2004 5:04:52 PM PDT by BansheeBill
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To: gopwinsin04

I despise the word eclectic.

Every time I hear it I think of the Three Stooges skit...

"Slowly I turned, step by step...."


23 posted on 07/24/2004 5:10:19 PM PDT by socal_parrot (Play that funky music white boy!)
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To: socal_parrot
..nyuk, nuk....

..Hey Moe, Hey Larry, the cheese!

24 posted on 07/24/2004 9:30:54 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: gopwinsin04

Interesting thread, but I don't think it is actually true.

http://www.dead.net/thedead/2004/summer-tour/grid.html

Their schedule puts them in Indiana tonight. And they are booked solid, in the east for the near future.


25 posted on 07/24/2004 11:56:29 PM PDT by Tobor
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To: x1stcav
This paranoia by the left over the Boho Grove (and its cowboy version, Rancheros Visitadores)has been going on since about the early 70's when a book by one of the counter-culturalists was written about the secret conniving and scheming that took place there.

That paranoia is spread equally amongst the tinfoilers on both sides of the aisle.

26 posted on 07/25/2004 12:06:02 AM PDT by uglybiker (Those are not classified documents inadvertently shoved down my pants. I'm just happy to see you.)
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To: Tobor

They say former Grateful dead members although I doubt no one really ever leaves the band.


27 posted on 07/25/2004 6:32:39 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Tobor
Fron the Grateful Dead Almanac, Summer 2004, Vol 11 No 3:

If every Dead Head in the state if Florida had voted in the 2000 election, the world would be a very different place today."

Bob Weir, Member: HeadCount Board of Directors
www.headcount.org
28 posted on 07/25/2004 4:51:15 PM PDT by BansheeBill
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To: BansheeBill
OOps...try this link for Headcount, the live music fan voter registration organization, on "tour" with many bands this summer (including The Dead):

http://www.headcount.org/
29 posted on 07/25/2004 4:55:19 PM PDT by BansheeBill
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