Aubrey Sarvis, soon to leave SLDN, was honored, and was credited with pushing the standalone repeal bill that was introduced by Sen. Liebermann on Dec. 10, 2010, four days before my own mother died. I got the cell phone call (leading to her final episode in Hospice) while I was at the rally. She lived long enough to see the Repeal formally introduced.
There was a short film video, about 5 minutes, "SLDN at 20: History in the Making", and a supplementary video (about 3 minutes) about Aubrey Sarvis.
The food was low-fat and tasty: an entree of smoked chicken, served in the same style as at the Westover Market in Arlington. This time, I didn't get "the last chicken" (as the waiter once said when he served me -- that bar really does smoke all its meat -- every individual serving -- by hand outside the store. I wonder if the menu idea came from that popular new jazz hangout in Arlington.)
At least, it's better than the "Cornish game hen" served around 2004. Yes, they really served that over at the Omni Sheraton.
Cross your fingers that the country remains sane during this years elections. Bill Maher told Piers Morgan tonight that he gave a lot of money today to Obama's campaign, because he's afraid of the zealots who have taken over the GOP.