What is First Friday?
First and foremost, First Friday is a bunch of Washington D.C. conservatives and libertarians getting together at a local bar once a month to catch up, meet new people, network, bitch about stuff, laugh at each other, and gloat over softball conquests. In short, it’s just fun.
The first Friday of the month, we convene at a brew house to be named that week. It usually always happens at the same place, but depending on how many we’re expecting or whether we have special guests, it might be necessary to move venues.
We receive drink specials other patrons don’t, so it pays to be on the list. And you have to be on the list to find out where it is, get the hand stamp and benefit from the specials. Nothing is life is free! But you knew that, which is why you’re a conservative!
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What else is First Friday?
First Friday is also the First Friday Blog written by the First Friday Collective. We know – it sounds pretty effin’ socialist, right? But we assure you that the First Friday Collective is as free-market, pro-capitalism as it comes.
The fact is that we have a number of people who want to post, but because conservatives work for a living, we don’t have the time like liberals to sit around and blog every 17 seconds. We aren’t left-wing associate professors or patchouli scented hippies yearning for the good old days of Great Societies. So we all post under the same name. We don’t have an ego, just a message.
Further, the First Friday Blog is a rejection of what is commonly accepted as “conservative” blogs. The fact is that most “conservative” blogs aren’t conservative. They don’t want to be considered ideological and could care less about identifying with a political party.
They also lack a narrative. The conservative movement wasn’t built by aimlessly stitching together a hodgepodge of remotely related ideas. Why this seems to be the MO of conservative bloggers, we’re not sure. But the liberals have taken our proven political strategies of the last 30 years, applied them to new media, and made exponential gains. We need to combat that or they’re going to own this format for the foreseeable future.
So here we are. The first unabashedly, declared conservative blog. We hope you find it fun, informative, and current.
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