IN THE BOOKS: The First Annual IFL Cookout was a success (pics)

I’ll be adding new photos so check back.

We had a really great time at the FIRST ANNUAL Froglegs Cookout…yes, that means we’re gonna do this every year.  But I was too busy to get pictures OR video… dang it. So, if you were at the party, and have pics, post here or email them to me at please.

But it was awesome. So many unbelievably patriotic Americans…

People came from South Carolina, Florida, Missouri, Texas, New Mexico, Maryland, Indiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Wisconsin and CANADA. OH and Tennessee…

My awesome son was there…

Future Paul Ryan Slayer & Wisconsin Congressman Paul Nehlen pulled off an 18-hour round-trip to be here with us.  Wow. Just wow.

My buddy Victoria Jackson and her husband Paul came.

And so so many more….

I’m flattered, and humbled.

God has blessed me beyond my wildest dreams. I was actually made to kinda feel important. What a milestone for the guy who—10 years ago lost everything, and lived 6 years in a Kansas City Basement.

If I had known how awesome God was— I woulda joined his team YEARS ago. But on the other hand—it’s never too late.

Pics collected so far.

We had spiffy name tags….


Here I am with future Wisconsin Congressman, my friend Paul Nehlen.


Gorgeous Day in Franklin!

Kelly, Victoria and Mark!


Austin (JD’s brother-in-law) & my son JD. They worked the party—so I felt guilty and let them eat.

Kenny Ward aka “The Human Condition” aka “The Frogleg Audio Guru”


And I was accurately reminded by Jill that South Carolina was represented too! I stand corrected!


Eating Froglegs? It’s okay…they’re the dumb ones…. the intellectual ones don’t get caught!


Joe Dan & Bob discussing the pros and cons of battery powered shirts.


Me and Jeff… Guess who I want blocking for me! This was so fun.


Meet Beth. This event would have crashed and burned without Beth. She handle all the food. ALL… Thank you Beth

About the Author

Joe Dan Gorman
Joe Dan Gorman is the creator, host & producer of Intellectual Froglegs. Unapologetic Christian. Nominated for VIDEO BLOGGER OF THE YEAR at CPAC 2013. Former Real Estate Investment Broker until real estate collapse in 2007. Began new career in 2011 - Intellectual Froglegs is like a one-man band... and Joe Dan is that one man. Put God first and everything else will fall into place.
  • RubyTwoThree

    Woo-Hoo! Next year I am a coming. Glad you had some big fun!

  • Jacqueline Gilmore Estrella

    Joe Dan I wish I was there! I bet it was fun! I live in Waikiki Hawaii and this place is filled with liberals who elect corrupt politicians and then wonder what happened to the Island

  • Anita G Flippo Hitchcock

    I am going to try and NOT miss this event next year!!

    • fuzzi

      Me too, add NC to the list for 2018!

  • CharlieWalksonWater

    any leftovers?

  • Barbara

    SO bummed that we couldn’t make it, but hoping to move to SC soon and be at the next one! Thanks so much for all you do, Joe Dan, and please promise to come back next year, dear, sweet Victoria!! Love you both and all our fellow Frogleggers!!

  • Clifford Petersen

    Great time, awesome conversations with patriotic Americans, amazing food & tunes
    ; thank you so much for your dedication to preserving a civil society and FREEDOM! See you next year my friends!

  • jmq

    It was pretty cool meeting the folks from all over that made the trip. And the food was pretty damn good! Shout out to the Cat Lady for the side dishes. She worked her butt off making all that good food!

    • You’re right, jmq, she had to have worked a day and a half getting all that food ready, and man was it excellent…

      I sneaked in for some early, and late!

      • ravi

        Dirty kuffar Muslim hater natanyahoo’s a$& sukker

  • George Lujack

    “People came from Texas, New Mexico, Maryland, Indiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Wisconsin and CANADA. OH and Tennessee…”

    And Florida too. I was there! thanks JDG for being a great American and for all that you do!

    • RubyTwoThree

      Build it, and they will come.

    • JDMedia

      Oops… Florida now added. Thanks George!!!!

  • RubyTwoThree

    No pin the tail on the Democrat?

  • karen

    Next year you can add Maine to that list!!

  • RubyTwoThree

    I see balloons! The party is here!

  • RevGregory
  • AFVet

    Looks like a great party.
    Watch your back Joe Dan, Diamond and Silk just got nailed by Youtube/Google.
    I guess they weren’t PC enough.
    Evidently censorship is in play over there.

    Cheers dude.

  • Don Baker

    Looks like y’all had a great time! Wish we could have been there. (from TX)

  • Harvey Jones

    I would have liked to come from the state of Washington, but…..oh well, maybe next time.

  • Classified

    Looks like a great time………..keep up the awesome work you do…..praise God! Oh, by the way, I live in the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia! =)

  • MensaFem162

    J.D. You’re such a beautiful man, North Carolina was there with all y’all in spirit. I’m going to do a “Congress” next year, and vacation for the whole month of August (although I haven’t figured out how to get taxpayers to fund me yet). Thanks for never failing to put a smile on my face. Gotta love wicked coolness, God Bless.

  • John Lanni

    Glad you all had a great time. Wish we could have been there. Retiring at the end of the year and If I ain’t dead we can make the second annual. We will continue to support JDG and his IFL and yes, “GO Paul Nehlen” We have Geoff Diehl here in Marxachusetts running against chief “moonbat” Elizabeth Warren.

  • oregun

    Hey Joe Dan,
    I wished I could have made the party! It reminded me of my family picnics when I was a kid. My Dad had 10 siblings and it was like a big party with all sorts of interesting bits of gossip for a kid to pick up on. Heh, heh, if you know what I mean.
    Be sure and give us a big lead time as it is a long way from Eugenistan, OR to your place.
    Take care and God bless!

  • Mark Clemmens

    Joe Dan, so glad the First Annual IFL get 2 gather with like minded was a success, dad Walter Clemmens and my wife Nancy and yours truly would of loved to have made it, but dad is getting up in years, 96 years to be exact .. So Good Lord willing, maybe next year! God Bless!

  • sal

    I wanted to come…but it was sooooo far…from northern California…but maybe next year..

  • MaskOfZero

    Joe Dan, you are the cool, smart, and funny chronicler of the Revolution of Common Sense.

    You are the best Joe Dan!

    Give a Democrat a fish, and you feed him for a day, but if you teach a Democrat how to fish, he complains that you never give him fish anymore.

    ‘ )

  • Joe Dan – We want to build our vacation around IFL Cookout 2018, so please generate those dates for next year real soon, OK? Thx.