Among the L.A. bloggers in attendance were TBogg, Skippy, Elton — BusyBusyBusy, John — Crooks & Liars (shamelessly promoting Crooks & Liars wearing a C&L T Shirt), Greg — The Talent Show, RJ Eskow — Night Light, Ezra Klein, Leah — Corrente, Ellen Nagler — The Broad View, Brian Linse — Ain’t No Bad Dude, Scoobie Davis, Mark Kleiman, Joseph & Alex — Martini Republic, David E,Kevin Drum — Washington Monthly and Arianna Huffington & Michael Owen — Huffington Post.
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone. It was great to be amongst like minds. As SteveAudio said in his blog post about the BBQ, the guests ranged from “the professional, the amateur (most of us), the famous, in other words, bloggers of every socio-economic strata, every profession imagineable, with one common thread stitching us all together: We’re Proud Liberals.” Check out Steve’s “New Liberal Declaration of Ideals” that he felt evolved from the BBQ.
The conversations ranged from the ’04 election to the future of liberal blogosphere and everything in between. There was a chorus of bloggers stating that they were proud to be liberals, and the importance of turning that label back into the proud statement that it is.
In the fight to have our voices heard above the drone of the Noise Machine, the blogosphere has become an awesome tool and each of us recognize our part in drowning out the lies and propaganda.
Many thanks to our hosts, Steve, his wife Pam and Jane. Till we all meet again… I believe I’ve blogrolled everyone, let me know if I missed anyone!