• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

Cops on the Hill:   Stories from the weeks of July 29 & August 5 2022

 RAGBRAI (Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, is more than just a bike ride, it is an epic eight-day rolling festival of bicycles, music, food, camaraderie, and community. It is the oldest, largest, and longest multi-day bicycle touring event in the world.) Des Moines Register (state’s largest newspaper)


Funny thing happened on the path to fun & exercise:  The response to the shirt’s question of why legalize heroin was a constant steam of bikers slowing down to my average speed of 12-14 MPH and asking “why?”  The average chat lasted about 5 minutes, enough to wind me and then I had to stop for water and catch my breath.  (Elevator answer: ‘if we let people have the drugs they want, we will be able to arrest more pedophiles, drunk driver and others who are trying to hurt you and your family.’)….no one disagreed with the assertion.


At tent camp each night I would spend a couple of hours with 10-15 rotating bikers under a canopy to drink beer and without fail, someone would ask why legalize and a lively chat ensued for 5-15 minutes….all good. By Wednesday, my voice was in danger of going hoarse….all good.


400 miles later we reached the Mississippi River and pretty exhausted both mentally and physically (hot sun and lack of good sleep {No More Tents for this Old Cowboy})


Due to the serious amount of work done, I will  expense part of the trip.




Weekly Activities:


3806   Presentations to Congressional staffers… 01 this week…

421 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.:  long chat with Legislative Assistant to Florida governor Ron DeSantis

Meetings:  none



COP stats since inception: August 2009

3805   Presentations to Congressional staffers… 0 this week


334 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week –

94 Radio Interviews… 0

208 interviews and reports in minor media …0 this week.

107 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week

44 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 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 Tribune, 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.”

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