So I went to CPAC this weekend in Maryland and this happened:
You might’ve seen me on Fox News.
Some people might not like Beautiful Ted Cruz, but he’s grown on me. He won me over when he grilled Zuckerberg when he testified in front of the Senate. Him, Ben Sasse, and Lindsay Graham all asked him the questions that needed to be asked of the official gatekeeper of free speech on the Internet.
I was there to meet as many influential people as I could, give them book, get their information, and network. Preferably people who have large social media followings and are on the same page as we are with tech censorship. People like Jesse Kelly, who had his Twitter account suspended for no reason until enough noise was made that Twitter felt pressured to restore it.
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) February 28, 2019
People like Attorney Harmeet Dillon, who is suing Twitter in a potentially groundbreaking case about tech censorship.
Meghan Murphy’s war on Twitter https://t.co/dq0fUjFu7w
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) February 15, 2019
People like turtle riding patriot Mindy Robinson, who I finally got to meet in person.
People who understand where I’m coming from. I have no idea if any of them will actually read the book, but it’s worth a shot. If you start to read I Am Turtleboy you won’t be able to put it down. Get your’s today if you haven’t already.
CPAC is basically a get together/rally that conservatives host each year in order to mobilize people to donate and get people to vote republican in the next election. It costs $165 a day, unless of course you’re media:
And they don’t just let anyone get a media pass either. You gotta prove you’re legit. So I told the nice lady giving out credentials to Google, “Massachusetts State Police Turtleboy Boston Globe Washington Post.” Immediately articles from the Globe and Post came up linking us and crediting Turtleboy with breaking the biggest scandals in MSP history. I got my pass a minute later.
It’s a four day conference with a main assembly hall where speakers go on periodically throughout the day. Most of them are conservative, but liberals like Van Jones come on if they accept an invitation, and I credit him for doing so. It’s healthy for democracy to have competing ideas exchanged in a public venue like that.
There’s also a bunch of breakout, smaller conferences that happen throughout the insanely amazing and modernized convention center. Definitely a lot of white folk in the house but the amount of black and Latino people in red hats with white lettering proved to me that there are lots of people out there who don’t let their racial identity determine who they are or what they believe in.
In the main ballroom where the speakers were I saw Glenn Beck, Candace Owens, Ted Cruz, Devon Nunes, Mike Pence, Michelle Malkin, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, and my friend Kassy Dillon from the Daily Wire.
Glenn Beck was boring. He talks like an evangelical pastor about the usual, boring right wing talking points. People like him are a relic of the past. I did not tell him that before this picture though.
Candace Owens was electric.
She basically talked about how she used to be liberal because she was trained that this is what you were supposed to do if you’re black. Then she started thinking for herself and she realized that she was being trained to be a victim. She had a really good line I liked:
“Stop telling us that we need to be obsessing over our past, when we should be obsessing over our future and the potential that we have.”
Of course this is what the Daily Beast took from that:
They’ve hid the chains in your head, sis… https://t.co/KtGJWP9XZu
— Anthony Morgan (@AnthonyNMorgan) March 2, 2019
It’s almost as if the media is fake news.
I don’t always agree with her, but I like interesting people. She is interesting, Glenn Beck is not. She represents the future, Glenn Beck represents the past.
Devon Nunes was boring and I walked out. I have zero interest in talking about Russia or Meuller or Cohen. My interest in conservatism is primarily about free speech and the culture wars, because the left has lost their minds on those topics.
I went Live on YouTube during the Pence speech, but the service sucked because everyone in the room was on their cell phone.
You can dislike Mike Pence all you want, but he is the perfect VP for Trump. Trump is a terrible debater, Pence is one of the best. Trump says dumb shit all the time, Pence is principled and grounded. Trump is a womanizing douchebag (I will still vote for him in spite of that), Pence is a family man who won’t even eat dinner with a woman alone without his wife.
Michelle Malkin used to follow Turtleboy on Twitter, and since she has 2.1 million followers, it sucked to lose access to that DM. Sadly I did not get to meet her or put the book in her hand after her speech, which was ELECTRIC! It was one of the most intense, angry, and mobilizing speeches I’ve ever seen. The theme was simple – we have to stop trying to find common ground with lunatics. Particularly she was talking about social media companies deplatforming so many people for simply having the “wrong” opinions. But this is the ONLY line the mainstream media chose to focus on:
CPAC crowd applauds — and some stand — as @michellemalkin attack’s Paul Ryan, Bush family, and the “ghost of John McCain.”
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 1, 2019
I like Paul Ryan, George Bush, and John McCain. I also get what she was saying. The fact that the “ghost of John McCain” line was the only thing that the media reported on once against shows you that the only thing they care about are clickbait headlines. Here was the whole speech.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 1, 2019
After her was Senator Hawley, who I’m a big fan of since he’s been VERY outspoken in regulating tech monopolies. He just unseated Claire McCaskill, I met him briefly and handed him the book. The greatest hope that Twitter and Facebook will stop the assault on free speech is if young elected officials like him, who actually understand how social media works, keep getting elected to office.
Senator Josh Hawley rails against "Big Tech," anti-conservative bias, and Section 230 in CPAC speech https://t.co/DuK4nb1eHp
— reason (@reason) March 1, 2019
The last person I saw speak was my buddy Kassy Dillon. Kassy was a sophomore at Mount Holyoke when she attended a Steven Crowder, Milo, and Christina Hoff-Sommers speaking event at UMass. She had the pleasure of sitting directly in front of a social justice warrior who kept interrupting their panel because she disagreed with them. Kassy made a choice to record this human’s antics and it quickly went viral. We named her Trigglypuff, and she is now the official face of radical leftist activism on college campuses.
Kassy transformed this one tape into a career. She started her own website called Lone Conservative, which hires hundreds of college students across the country to publish stories about insane things they’ve seen from Trigglypuffs on their campuses. Her following grew and eventually she was hired by Ben Shapiro to work at the Daily Wire. Yesterday she urged people to record everything, because that’s the best way to fight back against these people. What I took most from her was when she said that she was used to people like Trigglypuff. Most people are shocked to see people like her, but anyone on a college campus in America is conditioned to think that this is a normal way to act.
Kassy won the Ronald Reagan award for her work.
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) March 2, 2019
All in all it was a pretty cool experience and I’ll definitely be going next year since we’ll probably know who the democratic nominee will be at that point. There were TONS of fear mongering propaganda videos with music to accompany it. Ya know, stuff showing Mexican gang members and drugs while not showing illegal immigrants who are cleaning our hotel rooms and mowing our lawns.
But easily the biggest villain that everyone kept talking about was AOC. She is the gift that keeps on giving. She says stupid shit constantly and she’s been propped up as the de facto leader of the left. I saw and witnessed countless conversations about this woman, all of which revolved around voting for republicans out of fear of like her taking over the country. She has single handedly mobilized the right more than Covington, Kavanaugh, and Jussie Smollett combined.
Turtleboy was never intended to be a conservative blog, since I really wasn’t that interested in politics when I started this thing. All I care about is free speech so that our ability to expose bad people is unimpeded. It’s pretty clear that one team supports this while the other team doesn’t, so that’s my team until that changes.
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