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GayPatriot’s America Podcast:GayPatriotWest Treks Across America

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 1:14 pm - November 1, 2007.
Filed under: Radio & Podcasts,Travel

If you missed it, here is our BlogTalkRadio show from earlier this evening. Dan spoke about his recent road trip back and forth across the USA and John (AverageGayJoe) called in as well.

And although the GPW Road Odyssey was the prime topic, we did venture into the political arena with some discussion about the Bill Clinton-signed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law, and the recent anti-Romney ads by Log Cabin Republicans.


As Campaign 2008 moves into high gear, we will be sure to have more “GayPatriot’s America” broadcasts on a regular basis. So stay tuned!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

UPDATE (on 11/2/07 by John @ Average Gay Joe):

I enjoyed last night’s discussion and may join Dan and Bruce again on the podcast when I’m able to. If you haven’t listened to Gay Patriot’s America, please do. I thought I’d post some brief thoughts about what was talked about and provide some useful links as well:

1. I for one really enjoyed Dan’s postings about his Cross Country Odyssey, but was also a bit disappointed too. I mean, he makes this great trek and stops to see rest areas but did what about sharing some culture, Dan, eh? I mean nothing says “America” like the World’s Largest Twine Ball, Truckhenge, or even stopping off to fill ‘er up at the Petrified Wood Gas Station. And what gay man wouldn’t stop at Dorothy’s Home? But noooooooo, Dan had to spend time with family. Sheesh, where are the man’s priorities?!?
2. Sauron in a bikini-brief? Yeah that might have been a bit over-the-top but c’mon, there are a few in LOTR I wouldn’t have minded seeing in their undergarments.
3. Is it Ja-KO-bee or JA-ko-bee? Beats me, but Sir Derek Jacobi is indeed an accomplished actor well worth seeing or listening to. His narration of The Illiad is superb and brings the story alive. Other audiobooks I mentioned in the podcast include Pyramid and 1000 Years of English Royalty. Also check out Sir Ian McKellen’s narration of The Odyssey, The Lord of the Rings, Anthony Everitt’s Augustus, Beowulf and Joseph Ellis’ Patriots.
4. Bruce & Dan tried to keep me out until after the awards (my Preciousssssss!), but I picked the lock with just a strand of hair and some chewing gum. Who knew that all those years of watching MacGyver would come in handy like this one day? I wonder if posting nude photos of Hillary would go too far? MU-HA-HA-HA!
5. Pretty cool that Dan got to meet Gateway Pundit, I’ve enjoyed his blog for quite awhile now. I’m a bit curious who the “reader in Columbus, Ohio” was he ate lunch with. Hmm…need better tracking software methinks.
6. I enjoyed Dan’s tale about the time he spent with his niece, it made me think of my nephew. I wanted to mention that I had just purchased The Dangerous Book for Boys and we are having fun with the ideas on stuff to do. It really is a good book for boys, I may just have to keep it awhile to read through it myself!
7. I’m pretty envious that Dan met Mary Cheney. I would enjoy a long conversation with her and to hear her perspective on important matters.
8. I was surprised to hear about the event on November 30th in Washington, DC to “honor the 12,000 Americans who have been discharged under the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law since its inception”. I’ll have to go and give my support not only for those who have served, but for the repeal of this law that prevents those willing and able to do so from serving. I’m glad that both Bruce and Dan caught LCR’s omission of the fact that this disgraceful act was passed by the Democrat-controlled Congress in 1993 and signed into law by Bill Clinton, who had lied to gay Americans in the campaign by promising to overturn the ban only to codify it with the stroke of a pen. Btw, former Marine Staff Sergeant Eric Alva I mentioned works with the Human Rights Campaign to get the ban lifted. As I said in the podcast, I have serious disagreements with HRC but though our politics differ I’ll put that aside in this one case. Alva himself is an impressive fellow whose service exemplifies honor, courage, sacrifice and what it means to be a Marine.
9. In case you missed it, watch Hillary try and spin her way out of a gaffe on illegal immigration. Chris Dodd, of all people, came across as quite reasonable while Hillary looked like an idiot.

Until the next time…



  1. […] Original post by GayPatriot […]

    Pingback by Politics: 2008 HQ » Blog Archive » Tune In For GayPatriot Podcast TONIGHT! — November 1, 2007 @ 3:15 pm - November 1, 2007

  2. Goodness: so many topics- so little time…

    Is Global warming more of a threat than Global terror?

    Is war – regardless of why -always immoral?

    Is the United Nations a force for good in the world – and should the US continue to support it?

    Are the Israelis and Palestinians morally equivalent?

    Are Speech codes necessary in order to stop hate speech?

    Is Hate Speech a crime and should it be prosecuted?

    Should poor parents be given vouchers to send their children to private schools?

    Is Bilingual education better for children of immigrants than English immersion?

    Should marriage be defined as any two people, regardless of their gender?

    Is opposition to gay marriage, for any reason, homophobia?

    Should public schools make condoms available to all students regardless of parental wishes?

    Should convicted murderers ever be put to death?

    Should smoking cigarettes / cigars in public should be illegal?

    Should smoking pot in public be illegal?

    Is any culture morally superior to any other?

    Should organized religion be taught in public schools?

    Does the United States have any right to impose its moral standards on any people, even its own people?

    And my favorite; Is it possible to get a decent martini in Manhattan for under $10 ?

    Cheers – I’ll be listening…..

    Comment by Vera Charles — November 1, 2007 @ 7:52 pm - November 1, 2007

  3. Just for you, Vera sweetie, here’s the Cliff Notes version of the podcast in response:

    No; when it suits us.
    Assuming no consanguinity, yes.
    Maybe, depending upon what you mean by “impose”.
    You’re kidding, right?

    Have a pleasant evening and thanks for playing! 🙂

    Comment by John — November 1, 2007 @ 8:08 pm - November 1, 2007

  4. Can you be a good conservative and oppose the war in Iraq?

    Can you be pro military and still think President Bush totally mismanaged the conflict? Even to the point that George Bush wanted to go to war with Iraq for the sole reason that he wanted to finish what his father could not? Do you believe that if, in the future, Jeb Bush should become president, we’ll go to war with Iraq — again?

    Can you be against the war after being for it for so long and not be considered a John Kerry wanna-be?

    Comment by Julie the Jarhead — November 1, 2007 @ 8:28 pm - November 1, 2007

  5. someone likes rest steps 🙂

    Comment by Vince P — November 1, 2007 @ 9:05 pm - November 1, 2007

  6. great podcast, enjoyed listening to all three of you. What a trip, Dan, you need to post some more about the trip.
    As much as I enjoy reading your posts, it is great hearing you guys in discussion. A whole different take on things.
    So keep the podcasts coming

    Comment by Leah — November 1, 2007 @ 10:41 pm - November 1, 2007

  7. I enjoyed the popcast too.

    Thanks for doing it.

    Comment by Vince P — November 1, 2007 @ 10:51 pm - November 1, 2007

  8. Well, Republicans had 6 years to overturn the “Bill Clinton signed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law” How come they didn’t do it? Oh, that’s right, they were too busy villifying gays over the marriage topic. sorry.

    Comment by Kevin — November 1, 2007 @ 11:44 pm - November 1, 2007

  9. Well, Republicans had 6 years to overturn the “Bill Clinton signed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law” How come they didn’t do it?

    The better question would be “Why in the hell did liberals pass it in the first place”? I mean, they love us soooo much, right? And yet, they give us the most anti-gay legislation out there.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — November 2, 2007 @ 4:30 am - November 2, 2007

  10. I listened to some of the show (less than 10 minutes). No offense, but is this a political blog or a travelogue? Whether intentionally or no, you’ve chosen the best possible means of keeping me away: Boredom.

    Comment by HardHobbit — November 2, 2007 @ 11:35 am - November 2, 2007

  11. >Whether intentionally or no, you’ve chosen the best possible means of keeping me away: Boredom.

    His loss, I’m sure.

    Comment by Vince P — November 2, 2007 @ 12:36 pm - November 2, 2007

  12. Hobbit-

    There are a million more podcasts you can choose.

    That’s why it is great to live in a country as free as the USA… well, of course until Hillary Clinton pushes socialism in 2009.

    So change the channel, bro.

    Comment by GayPatriot — November 2, 2007 @ 3:23 pm - November 2, 2007

  13. It’s “JA-ko-bee.” Sir Derek did a countdown of Masterpiece Theatre’s best, and that’s how he pronounces it.

    4. I Claudius
    3. Bleak House
    2. Forsythe Saga
    1. Upstairs, Downstairs (The standard by which all the others are judged, IMO)

    Comment by Julie the Jarhead — November 3, 2007 @ 7:02 pm - November 3, 2007

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