Skip to comments.Eclectic Crowd for Annual Bohemian Grove Gathering-Powell, Rumsfeld, Grateful Dead top Guest List
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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The ones still ABOVE ground I guess.
You mean some guy was so stoned he couldn't play anymore for the Gretful Dead?? (shaking head)
Now where did I put my invitation....?
Im sure the Gloria Allreds of the world will read this article and demand entrance.
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.
Let's hope she doesn't get wind of it.
Paging Alex Jones, paging Alex Jones........
I sure would like an explanation of that one.
Are barf bags provided?
Well, I know that isn't very ladylike, but I am fed up.
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.
The only people too stoned to play for the Dead are Jerry G. and Brent Midland.
"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."
The only people too stoned to play for the Dead are Jerry G. and Brent Midland
...don't forget Ron "Pigpen" McKernan"
"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 !!!!
What? Weren't these guys
called British spies by LaRouche?
Does this mean they are?!
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.
Hehe. I guess the place is for real. I was really wondering about that.
I despise the word eclectic.
Every time I hear it I think of the Three Stooges skit...
"Slowly I turned, step by step...."
..Hey Moe, Hey Larry, the cheese!
Interesting thread, but I don't think it is actually true.
Their schedule puts them in Indiana tonight. And they are booked solid, in the east for the near future.
That paranoia is spread equally amongst the tinfoilers on both sides of the aisle.
They say former Grateful dead members although I doubt no one really ever leaves the band.