Cincinnati Meet Up Open Thread: Steve in the ATL Edition

From commenter OhioMom:

Steve in the ATL is coming to the CVG on Monday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 15. How about welcoming him with a Cincinnati meet-up?

Steve will be in Blue Ash and Ohio Mom suggests we meet at Slatts Pub on Cooper near Kenwood because it’s relatively quiet for a bar restaurant. But any and all other suggestions welcomed. Leave your preferred day, time and location in the comments.

You all know what to do.

Open thread!

90 replies
  1. 1
    cintibud says:

    Would love to but can’t make Tuesday evening – That’s our food pantry night. Monday would work though.

  2. 2
    lamh36 says:

    my moms and sis lived for years in Cincy.

    I tried but didn’t stick.

    have a great meet up guys!

  3. 3
    lamh36 says:

    i know y’all probably already seen this…but posting again cause we all need a smile right now I’m sure!

    Obama and baby Paisley!

  4. 4
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @lamh36: Her parents are never washing her forehead again!

  5. 5
    Ohio Mom says:

    @cintibud: Which food pantry?

    I don’t have s preference, Monday is as good as Tuesday to me.

    P.S. Thanks again Adam

  6. 6
    debbie says:


    That deserves far better camera work. 😒

  7. 7
    NotMax says:

    Y’all play nice.

    (As if.)


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    cintibud says:

    @Ohio Mom: St Vincent DePaul at Little Flower Church – Mt. Airy

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    Mary G says:

    @lamh36: I miss him so much. I was like, yes, Paisley is adorable, but why does he have bandaids on two fingers? I suppose it’s some golf thing, but I went right into being bad at hanging pictures.

  10. 10
    zhena gogolia says:


    I hadn’t seen it. Thank you. I miss him so much.

    We’re reading Becoming — it is fantastic.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Ohio Mom: You’re welcome.

  12. 12
    Ohio Mom says:

    @debbie: I dunno. If was carrying my baby, or was with someone who was carrying a baby, and Obama came up to us, I’d be more likely to drop the phone or accidentally turn it off than get actual footage as good as that terrible camera work was.

    Cincinnati has a reputation as Dullsville. Considering that most of the local jackals seem to have logged off, maybe it’s so.

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    Jackie says:

    @Ohio Mom: Why not both/either or nights?😉 I’m in eastern WA, so I can’t make it, but…😊

  14. 14
    A Ghost To Most says:

    I try not to travel to the occupied territories.

  15. 15
    Ohio Mom says:

    @cintibud: Mt. Airy, that’s a far piece from Blue Ash. If this meet up doesn’t materialize, our paths may never cross.

  16. 16

    I have a request to all Balloon Juicers.

    Hug your loved ones.

  17. 17
    zhena gogolia says:

    @Ohio Mom:

    When I saw him (before he was Pres), I almost fainted. I think I terrified him, I was smiling so hard.

  18. 18
    zhena gogolia says:


    Did something happen?

  19. 19
    zhena gogolia says:

    Colbert tweeted:

    My network will be carrying Trump’s Wall speech live. So at 9pm Tuesday, tune into CBS to See B.S.

  20. 20
    SiubhanDuinne says:


    OH my heart. My ❤️

  21. 21
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @PaulWartenberg: Can I love my hugged ones?

  22. 22
    debbie says:

    @Ohio Mom:

    I loved Mt. Adams when I visited my brother there many years ago.

  23. 23
    Selius says:

    I’m gonna try to make this one!
    Either day is good for me.

  24. 24
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @zhena gogolia: Bravo. Poking his bosses in the eye. I keep waiting for one of MSNBC’s liberals to point this out

    Markos Moulitsas @ markos
    NBC News: “The four major networks have not had a consistent policy when it comes to airing presidential addresses on immigration. They aired President George W. Bush’s prime-time address on immigration in 2006, but did not air one by President Barack Obama in 2014.”

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Mary G:

    I suppose it’s some golf thing, but I went right into being bad at hanging pictures.

    LOL! We all want and expect him to be perfect!

    “Can’t hang pictures straight? Fuck that, no way I’m voting for him!”

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Ohio Mom:

    If was carrying my baby, or was with someone who was carrying a baby, and Obama came up to us, I’d be more likely to drop the phone

    I’d be more likely to drop the baby.

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    lamh36 says:

    @lamh36: Here’s the write up of Obama and paisley along with an adorable pic of PBO holding the baby

  28. 28
    Keith P. says:

    “Halftime show Imagine Dragons with special guest L’il Wayne.”
    Dear lord, what hast thou wrought?

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    I have a request to all Balloon Juicers.

    Hug your loved ones.

    Good advice always, but has something happened to prompt that comment? Hope you and yours are okay. Please let us know.

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    J R in WV says:

    Wife is a former national local union officer — can we bring a baseball bat???

    Kidding !! Steve in the ATL seems to be a good guy, his job doesn’t kill that off at all. People working for the Trump, on the other hand…..!!!

  32. 32
    Ohio Mom says:

    @debbie: You’re in Columbus, right? Only a 90 minutes drive…

  33. 33
    Ohio Mom says:

    @Selius: Great!

  34. 34
    eemom says:

    Somebody on FB just posted a TUNE OUT TUESDAY! thing telling people to spread the word NOT to listen to whatever shit spews from Dump’s anus-mouth tomorrow evening on the major news networks.

    I’m like, this is your rallying cry — spread the word to tune out?? You couldn’t pay me to tune in.

  35. 35
    NotMax says:


    Makes it difficult to type.


  36. 36
    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    How about Monday? I have a card that we can all sign and send to the granddaughter of the Juicer (whose nym I’ve forgotten!) from Beavercreek who was at the last meet up here. The card says:

    We took a vote
    Should get well soon

    like it’s a campaign button with stars and bunting at the top/bottom and the inside says
    I’d enjoy it if I were a kid!

  37. 37
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    “Gimme Paisley.”

    Such a mensch. Such a good man.

  38. 38
    Jackie says:

    @Keith P.: I had to mute. QUICKLY. UGH

  39. 39
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho:

    What a great idea! Wish I could sign it virtually.

  40. 40
    cintibud says:

    @Ohio Mom: Blue Ash isn’t that far, I wasn’t born in Cincinnati so I am permitted to travel to the East side of town lol

  41. 41
    lamh36 says:

    Lordt…Sesame Street…unintentionally savaging journos😂😂😂

  42. 42
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @eemom: how about a 9 pm money bomb to the DSCC. Mitch McConnell does not want to be minority leader again.

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    the bago says:

    @Keith P.: Just gonna say that a wailing Steve and an autotuned lil Wayne be be difficult to disambiguate.

  44. 44
    Ohio Mom says:

    @Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho: Looks like Monday, between you and cintibud. Now if Steve in Nowheresville, Alabama would turn his attention away from the football game…

  45. 45
    Steve in the ATL says:

    @J R in WV: I’m bargaining 4 and 6 year contracts right now, so are expecting to be doing business with unions for a long time!

  46. 46
    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Ohio Mom: I’m only half watching it. Football ended for me with the SEC championship game.

  47. 47
    lamh36 says:

    The best caption for this was something like “TFW u know someone is after your job.”””

  48. 48
    Ohio Mom says:

    @cintibud: When I moved to Cincinnati as a VISTA worker, one of my coworkers was driving me to a meeting I don’t remember where, maybe Bridgetown? When we got to Cheviot, Maxine said, “This is Cheviot. People who are born here, die here.”

    Which I grew to learn, was never quite true, even when it was more likely to be true. But Maxine’s words have stayed with me for 40 years.

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    CarolDuhart2 says:

    Need a ride to wherever the meetup is, but I’m open.

  51. 51
    trollhattan says:

    @Keith P.:
    Nickleback was booked.

  52. 52
    Lyrebird says:

    @lamh36: Second try at a thanks, and did you see the song listed there with LMM (it’s a remix of his song) and Bebe Winans and PBO?

    I hope posting this works this time. Flaky router.

  53. 53
    cintibud says:

    @Ohio Mom: LOL, more true than not. Something I learned when I first moved down here in 1978, although I was on the East side at the time.

    Here in Cincy when they ask what school you went to, they mean High School, not college – as you no doubt learned

  54. 54
    NotMax says:


    For those who don’t or won’t click on anything Twitter.

  55. 55
    HinTN says:

    @Steve in the ATL: Clemson looked good from what I saw.

  56. 56
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    for any rodent scientists in the house, how do rats know when a ship is sinking?

    Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, as recently as late last year explored the possibility of becoming president of the University of South Carolina, four people familiar with the discussions said….
    As of last week, a person close to Mr. Mulvaney said he was still interested in the presidency of his home state university, which will become open this summer.

    in the meantime, of course, he’s going to do everything he can to help trump degrade every norm and institution and tradition of the American polity, because….

  57. 57
    lamh36 says:

    Oooh Adam…ur the comics guy. This coming to Netflix is a comics adaptation right?

  58. 58
    lamh36 says:

    @Lyrebird: yes i’ve heard it and ur welcome!

  59. 59
    Barbara says:

    @NotMax: I would like Alabama to get taken down a peg or two.

  60. 60
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @lamh36: Apparently, but I’ve never read it.

  61. 61
    Ohio Mom says:

    @CarolDuhart2: The minute SITATL said Blue Ash, I thought…hmmm, that’s not going to be easy for Carol. I’m sure we’ll be able to work something out.

  62. 62
    Ohio Mom says:

    @cintibud: Yes, just last month I was somewhere off my beaten paths, saw this woman looking at me, looked back at her. We agreed we look familiar to one another, then she asked, “Did you go to Walnut?”

  63. 63
    Yutsano says:

    Aww I hope y’all have a great time! I don’t know if anything happened with Rue, but as far as I’m concerned I’ll be over in the Seattle are from January 26th through the 29th. My appointment is Tuesday morning and I might squeeze in a couple of other things with friends but otherwise my schedule is wide open.

    Adam/AL I can e-mail this to either one of you if you need it.

  64. 64
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    I wonder if this lady will ever know she’s having a moment of fame on twitter, and if she’d even begin to understand why people find her words so remarkable

    Sahil Kapur @ sahilkapur
    “I voted for him, and he’s the one who’s doing this,” she said of Mr. Trump. “I thought he was going to do good things. He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.”
    naked link because link button seems to be borked

  65. 65
    Mary G says:

    Good to know that Mueller’s still out there:

    Paul Manafort's team has one hour left to file their response to the special counsel's claim of lying. We're going down to the wire.— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) January 8, 2019

    The lawyer can get an extension if he cries about the dog eating the paperwork, right? These deadlines set in stone?

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @CarolDuhart2: We should meet closer to you! I wish I remembered where that was; I know Kathleen is more western. What about something in Oakley? Steve in Demopolis and Ohio Mom and I could hop down 71. At least there’s time to plan!

    I’m off to the hay now, but will check tomorrow at some point.

  67. 67
    Mary G says:


    Whoa, this.. "In addition to the existence of city patrol, the ELC reveals Border Patrol’s belief in its ability to demand assistance from any civilian, and, if they refuse, the option to charge them with a misdemeanor or issue a fine of up to $1,000."— Melissa del Bosque (@MelissaLaLinea) January 7, 2019

    This shit is unAmerican as fuck.

  68. 68
    stinger says:

    @lamh36: I do feel a little bad for the guy because, from now until he breathes his last, he’ll never be able to just play a game of golf. Surely sometimes he would prefer to be left alone. It seemed that what called him over to this group of admirers was the chance to hold a baby!

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    lamh36 says:

    @Adam L Silverman: They has me at Mads

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Yutsano: Send it to me and I’ll put it up next week as meetup thread to see if there’s any interest. How’s that?

  71. 71
    lamh36 says:

    Off to bed, but first ‪just my daily reminder,if ya haven’t already, to go check out Spiderverse while it is still in theatres ‬

    ‪Spider-Man Into The Spiderverse ‘What’s Up Danger Song’ Movie Clip (2018… via @YouTube‬

  72. 72


    (raises hand) I am familiar with the works of Neal Adams and George Perez…

    (looks at Netflix link) It’s not a major comic series… (does research) It looks like it started as a webcomic and got pick up by Dark Horse, so the pedigree is good.

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    cintibud says:

    @Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho: I’m off to bed too, I’m pretty good with wherever we decide. I expect Ms. Cintibud will be coming as well

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    @Mary G:

    Jesus. That’s the same penalty they applied to people who refused to help bounty hunters round up accused “slaves” under the Fugitive Slave Act back in the 1850s.

  75. 75
    lamh36 says:

    The fact that he’s a Dem donor is besides the point…

    #DEVELOPING: A 2nd death investigation in 2 years, at prominent #democratic #donor Ed Buck’s WeHo apartment. In 2017, Gemmel Moore was found dead of an overdose. This AM, LASD says another young black man died inside Buck’s place. Buck’s attorney says it was another OD. @ABC7

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @lamh36: I’m telling Idris.

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    lamh36 says:

    @PaulWartenberg: it’s looks interesting enough for me…plus as I said they’ve had me at Mads!

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    lamh36 says:

    @Adam L Silverman: oh there’s no competition between Mads and Dris (BAE’s DJ name, btw🤣).

    But when the cat’s away…Mads will do😀😀 😉

  79. 79
    Mary G says:

    OK, I’m warming up to this woman:

    .@CillizzaCNN – looks like your ‘character count’ argument to avoid including my full quote is straight up wrong.Also: where are all the “Pinocchios” for Republicans this week (many of whom are much more senior than me) blatantly lying about marginal tax rates?— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 7, 2019

    The amount of tut-tutting over her playing fast and loose with facts in the media has me wanting to slap someone. STILL so many misogynists around DC and NY media.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @lamh36: You do understand that there are some things that I do not need to know, right?

  81. 81
    lamh36 says:

    @Adam L Silverman: 🤣🤣

    Good night all!

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    The Dangerman says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    You do understand that there are some things that I do not need to know, right?

    Oh, hell, we’re not talking about Trump’s package again are we?

    Clemson, thank you.

  83. 83
    Yutsano says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Can do. Faxed over some requested info to unemployment today so hoping that bottleneck unsticks, I know I’m okay through the end of the month right now, but I do need that UI money to start flowing soon. Or I’m going to be a hurting unit.

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    I was just in Cincinnati last week, staying at the Hampton on Creek Road in Blue Ash, visiting my parents in Montgomery. All in the timing.

  85. 85
    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Mustang Bobby: merde!

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    Ohio Mom says:

    @CarolDuhart2: I am wondering if we can ask @cintibud: to give you a lift — since he is coming from the west side, and Northside (I think I remember correctly that’s where you live) is on the way to points east.

    But I haven’t the faintest idea how to make this happen.

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    cintibud says:

    @Ohio Mom: We are close to Northside and could give a lift. Let me know at blogreply AT spamex period com

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    grandmaBear (fka glaukopis) says:

    @Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho: very late to this thread, but I may be able to join you. Little bear is doing so well we may be able to spring her for a week until her next chemo session. Ohio Mom may still have my contact info, otherwise Adam does.

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    grandmaBear (fka glaukopis) says:

    @Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho: and love the card idea!

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    Ohio Mom says:

    It’s Friday night — don’t know if anyone is checking this thread or not. I just sent an email to Anne Laurie asking for another thread so we can finish hashing the details out and get this thing started (ifwe’re not all still snowed in Monday).

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