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How does 2 pm THIS SUNDAY at McGee’s Pub and Restaurant New York City 240 West 55 Street sound to everybody?






47 replies
  1. 1
    schrodinger's cat says:

    When is this happening?

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    Metrosexual Manichean Monster DougJ says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    Sunday.

  3. 3
    Metrosexual Manichean Monster DougJ says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    Thanks for reminding me to add in the day!

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    Culture of Truth says:

    This afternoon President Obama will hold a press conference urging Congress to act immediately keep taxes from rising on the middle class.

    Earlier in the day House Speaker Boehner will say he is open to increasing government revenue as long as that doesn’t result in higher tax rates.

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    danimal says:

    I’ll be there in spirit.

    Am I evil because I keep checking election results to find out if Romney’s share goes down to 47%?

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    LanceThruster says:

    Just don’t cancel our George Soros issued credit cards until the Lear jet drops us off on our doorsteps.

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    Anya says:

    DougJ, why do you schedule these things when I am going to be out of town? Anyway, enjoy!

    Are we a dystopian European soc1alist yet?

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    Culture of Truth says:

    Boehner:
    For this to work, we need to plan for a serious process, focused on substance, and not theatrics.

    It will likely require weeks of work, rather than a weekend of photo-ops.

    It won’t happen around a campfire at Camp David, in a secret room at an Air Force base, or – as much as I’d like it – over 18 holes of golf.

    This will take time. But if we’re all striving for a solution, I’m confident we can get there.

    Mr. President, this is your moment.

    Oh, Boehner, you scamp.

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    @Anya: If we become European, does that mean better chocolate and cheese?

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    Steve says:

    I might have a 4-year-old’s birthday party to attend, but I will try to make it if I can!

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    Steve says:

    @Culture of Truth: If Boehner wants his opening bid to be the Romney tax plan – eliminating unspecified deductions to magically spur growth – then he’s right that it’s going to take more than 18 holes of golf. Because he’s going to have to NAME THE DEDUCTIONS HE WANTS TO ELIMINATE, the thing that Mitt Romney never did.

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    Schlemizel says:

    only if airfare is included 8-{D

    have fun kids!

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    Culture of Truth says:

    I believe Americans are making some fine artisanal cheeses now. Dunno about chocolate, but it is native to the Americas isn’t it.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Culture of Truth:

    This afternoon President Obama will hold a press conference urging Congress to act immediately keep taxes from rising on the middle class.

    I wish that Obama would drop a more detailed plan on Congress instead of again insisting on his professorial, “let’s oversee consensus and compromise” approach.

    Boehner seems to be signalling the standard BS GOP obstructionism. Obama seems to understands the necessary sense of urgency, but needs to underscore it more actively.

    How does 2 pm THIS SUNDAY at McGee’s Pub and Restaurant New York City 240 West 55 Street sound to everybody?

    Hope everybody has a great time.

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    Culture of Truth says:

    One should only agree to attend a 4 year old’s birthday party if it can combined with drinking.

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    Culture of Truth says:

    Urging the middle class tax cut first is genius.

    They say no, and look like assholes. They say yes, and Obama has gotten what he wants without giving anything away.

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    Literalreddy says:

    Sounds good to me.

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    Nicole says:

    I’ll see you there!

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    @Culture of Truth: True but those things are not cheap, they cost an arm and a leg. You do get bargains if hunt around a bit though, I found so truly delicious Feta cheese that comes from Bulgaria at the small family run grocery store where I live and it is cheaper than the no taste Wisconsin made Feta (Athenos, I think) that you get at the grocery store.

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    Steve says:

    @Culture of Truth: I actually went to a party at my son’s preschool where the kids played upstairs and they had beer downstairs for the parents. It was 10am, but hey, that’s a better opportunity than you usually get.

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    Culture of Truth says:

    it is cheaper than the no taste Wisconsin made feta.

    Is Obama is a waging a war on cheese?

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    The Red Pen says:

    I’ve gotten the impression that there are a few BJers in the St Louis area. Anyone interested in getting together to guzzle a six pack and drive down I-44 shooting at road signs?

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    celiadexter says:

    I’ll be there, hopefully with 1 or 2 other fans.

  24. 24
    srv says:

    I wonder if I could hire that Eduardo republicanlibertarian guy…

    He would be a great party crasher.

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    Sid says:

    Wish I could be there but I am in British Columbia. Have a gr8 day & have a pint of good Canadian beer!!!

  26. 26
    MattMinus says:

    How will the BJ’ers recognize each other? Should we all show up dressed in our New Black Panther Party full regalia?

  27. 27
    MattMinus says:

    How will the BJ’ers recognize each other? Should we all show up dressed in our New Black Panther Party full regalia?

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    MattMinus says:

    How will the BJ’ers recognize each other? Should we all show up dressed in our New Black Panther Party full regalia?

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    MattMinus says:

    How will the BJ’ers recognize each other? Should we all show up dressed in our New Black Panther Party full regalia?

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    double nickel says:

    Sounds great, but I’ll be 2000 miles away. Sucks to be me, I guess :)

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    double nickel says:

    Sounds great, but I’ll be 2000 miles away. Sucks to be me, I guess :)

  32. 32
    maya says:

    Wait a minute! Isn’t Sunday in NYC one of those alternate non-alcoholic near beer days?

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    PurpleGirl says:

    Looking forward to Sunday, guys.

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    @MattMinus: Carry green balloons.

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    @Culture of Truth: Only the white kind.

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    Epicurus says:

    I will attempt to join, provided the MTA is actually interested in running train service over the weekend. Just one question; what does a “Metrosexual Manichean” (or is it “Manichean Metrosexual”?) look like?? I’ll figure it out when I get there…I’ll look for the first table decorated with a single balloon.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    McGee’s has a fireplace on toward the back area of the first floor and there is a table across the back wall. The first people who get there should try to take the table across the back wall or the one to the left of the fireplace. (Then we can grow in that section and take it over.)

    There is a second floor but it was closed the last time we were there.

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    Diana says:

    I’ll be there. Thanks!!

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    La Caterina (Mrs. Johannes) says:

    Johannes & I will try to make it. Looking forward to seeing PurpleGirl & DougJ again. You coming JGabriel?

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    Thlayli says:

    Subway to … Columbus Circle, yes?

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    RJB says:

    KerFuFFler and I hope to make it!

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @Thlayli: Yes, and then walk down Broadway to 55th St. McGee’s is on the south side of the street, a few dozen yards in from Broadway.

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    Ivan X says:

    I am lookin forward to meeting the world famous DougJ.

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    Thymezone says:

    Sounds great. Just a skip and a jump from my place here in Phoenix.

    ( rolls eyes )

    Also too, I think after this election you must owe me about ten thousand dollars on our series of wagers. Please submit your plan to take care of this.

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    Valdivia says:

    so how again are we recognizing each other?
    so looking forward to this!

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    Hugely says:

    sorry too far for me – im in tboggs’ hood – get him to hold one at Cass Street Grill

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    ADS says:

    @MattMinus: That works if you threateningly open doors for senior citizens with obviously fake politeness.

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