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How Hip Can You Get? Grover Norquist Heads to Burning Man


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COMMENT: Pre­vi­ous­ly, we have mused about GOP pro­mo­tion for the Burn­ing Man Arts Fes­ti­val and the pos­si­bil­i­ty that “Haight Ash­bury II”–as we dubbed it–might actu­al­ly be anoth­er “op” with ele­ments of the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty and orga­nized crime col­lab­o­rat­ing to exper­i­ment on the unwit­ting adher­ents of the so-called counter-cul­ture.

Now, we learn that none oth­er than Grover Norquist is plan­ning on attend­ing this year’s gath­er­ing. 

Far out.

Who knows, maybe he thinks there will actu­al­ly be a REAL per­son burned alive at the event?! 

Who knows, MAYBE he’s right?!

“Grover Norquist Off to Burn­ing Man”; SFGate [Blog]; 7/28/2014.

The shark may have been jumped on the Playa.

Grover Norquist, the 57-year-old pres­i­dent of Amer­i­cans for Tax Reform and a staunch anti-tax cru­sad­er, tweet­ed on Mon­day that he’ll be head­ing to Burn­ing Man this year with his wife, Samah: . . .


2 comments for “How Hip Can You Get? Grover Norquist Heads to Burning Man”

  1. As ridicu­lous as this appears to be, judg­ing by the often “lib­er­tar­i­an cap­i­tal­ist” polit­i­cal philoso­phies of many of the par­tic­i­pants who are drawn to these types of cul­tur­al events, Grover might feel right a’home!

    Posted by ironcloudz | August 5, 2014, 9:13 am
  2. Norquist promised he’d bring his friends to Bman 2015, and looks like he’s try­ing to fol­low through!


    Anti-tax cru­sad­er Grover Norquist is look­ing to pull togeth­er a group of Repub­li­cans for a trip to Burn­ing Man. The Hill caught Norquist on Capi­tol Hill on Wednes­day, where he was head­ed to a meet­ing with House Major­i­ty leader Kevin McCarthy (R‑Ca.). He said one of the items on his agen­da was to con­vince the sec­ond-rank­ing Repub­li­can in the House to join him in the desert at the week-long fes­ti­val.

    “He’s expressed inter­est,” Norquist said. He also said Rep. Dana Rohrabach­er (R‑Calif.) is con­sid­er­ing it. Rep. Dar­rell Issa (R‑Calif.) was “less inter­est­ed,” Norquist said. One poten­tial Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date left the door open. “Rand Paul thought he’d be busy, but he didn’t say no,” Norquist said.

    When asked if he and McCarthy would do drugs and dance around a camp­fire, Norquist deferred to the House major­i­ty leader. “That’s up to him,” he said. Jokes aside, Norquist said he thought it would be a fun oppor­tu­ni­ty for mem­bers to meet some peo­ple on the cut­ting edge of the tech indus­try. Burn­ing Man has become a gath­er­ing place where influ­en­tial mem­bers of Sil­i­con Val­ley meet to dis­cuss new ideas. Peter Thiel, the bil­lion­aire entre­pre­neur who cofound­ed Pay­Pal, is a Burn­ing Man loy­al­ist, and the Win­klevoss twins were there last year. Norquist attend­ed last year as a guest of co-founder Lar­ry Har­vey. “They’re doing some very inter­est­ing things,” he said.

    NOTE:this next sto­ry is not relat­ed to Burn­ing Man, but I did find it on a site crit­i­cal of Burn­ing Man issues. Burn­ing Man does NOT offi­cial­ly put these kinds of views out there, but give them a few years... rec­om­mend going to the link rather than just read­ing what I [ost­ed.


    EVOLVEFEST: A Homo­pho­bic and Anti-Semit­ic Trans­for­ma­tion­al Fes­ti­val

    It was late last night that I was faced with this very issue. It was brought to my atten­tion that a music fes­ti­val, a sup­posed cen­ter for accep­tance, togeth­er­ness and love was engaged in whole­sale hate speech on a mas­sive scale. I was shocked after see­ing the extent of the post­ings, but is it real­ly that shock­ing? Just because an orga­ni­za­tion labels them­selves a music fes­ti­val and just because they claim to be a “pro­vide a safe, heal­ing and spir­i­tu­al­ly-informed gath­er­ing place” doesn’t mean they are.

    I and hope­ful­ly, every­one else will hold them to the same stan­dards of every oth­er com­pa­ny you encounter. I cer­tain­ly don’t shop at Hob­by Lob­by, or eat at Chick-fil‑A and the state­ments this fes­ti­val has been espous­ing are so much worse, so much more hate­ful, and truth­ful­ly so much more offen­sive. You decide for your­self:

    New Age spir­i­tu­al­ism and alter­na­tive med­i­c­i­nal prac­tices have long gone hand in hand with the fes­ti­val scene, but one so-called trans­for­ma­tion­al fes­ti­val has tak­en cer­tain tenets of that ethos in a decid­ed­ly hate­ful direc­tion. Evolve­fest, a fes­ti­val in Penn­syl­va­nia now in its 9th year has turned its Face­book page into a medi­um for spread­ing homo­pho­bic and anti­se­mit­ic pro­pa­gan­da. Beyond the bor­der­line con­spir­a­cy and anti-estab­lish­ment rhetoric rail­ing against the dan­gers of patri­o­tism and the Illu­mi­nati bankers, the fes­ti­val has now tak­en to using vit­ri­olic lan­guage and infer­ences towards Jews and LGBT indi­vid­u­als.

    “The next move of the Rad­i­cal Gay Main­stream Media Zion­ist-run Agen­da is to “nor­mal­ize” Pedophil­ia- now that any­one who dis­sents from agree­ing with the “kosher­ness” of Homo­sex­u­al­i­ty is imme­di­ate­ly cru­ci­fied.”

    The indi­vid­ual main­tain­ing the festival’s page, which boasts over 217,000 fol­low­ers, has pro­mul­gat­ed such views that all gay men are devi­ous over seri­al­ized indi­vid­u­als rav­aged by AIDS, and equat­ed homo­sex­u­al­i­ty with pedophil­ia. Not only that, but Evolve­fest seems to blame the Jews for every­thing…

    Posted by Tiffany Sunderson | February 6, 2015, 10:50 am

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