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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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.