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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of July 26, 2019

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of July 26, 2019

Funny Thing did not happen between the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers: With my two amigos we were rolling about 10 MPH, 5 miles from the start, when I went down, hard. I did not notice that between the right and middle concrete lanes, there was 60 foot long, inch and a half difference in height probably due to buckling from the heat.

With 4 cracked ribs and a separated AC of a shoulder I was done and sent my compadres on their way. One suggested I catch an Uber to the Omaha airport and fly home. That was not in my DNA. I decided to stay and chat with the 500 in our group. Good Drugs and encouragement from everyone helped, as I rode in a vehicle from town to town. I had many dozens of great chats off the heroin shirt over beer in the evenings.

By the last day, I was not to be reasoned with. I rode my bike around the parking lot for 15 minutes, making sure not to fall, or at least on the same shoulder and ribs! Yes, I rode the last 67 odd miles to the MS River. Maybe 2,000 read the shirt and I had lots of 1 minute chats with folks passing me, slowed down to hear why and then they kept going. It was truly a lot of fun and worthwhile.

The media part of the project was a complete poop, I am sad to report. We can’t hit a homer every time.

PS…doc said no permanent injury…good as new in about 3 months..since my work involves mostly my legs and my mouth, see me back in Congress next week.

This week’s stats:

One event: RAGBRAI = (Des Moines) Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa

COP stats since inception: August 2009

3218 Presentations to Congressional staffers… this week
00 Meetings – Grover Norquist,
312 personal chats with a Member of Congress… this week.
370 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 0 this
85 Radio Interviews.. 0 this week
164 interviews and reports in minor media = 0 this week
102 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week
Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribute, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters
31 major conferences attended – (UN drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week
Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders. Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”
* 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position
84 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $83,000) 0 this week
43 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
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