Entries by Michael D.

Thank You and Goodbye!

As suggested by the title of this post, this will be my last entry at Balloon-Juice. Before I say anything else, I must thank both John and Tim… I have really enjoyed this – more than you both know. And, for the rest of you, I haven’t mentioned my leaving before now to either John […]

Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s Non-Denial of Misconduct

First of all, let me disclose that I don’t much like his dad. I don’t know enough about Junior to form an opinion. But if I was going on national TV to address the Blagojevich scandal, I would say something more substantive and definitive than, “I don’t believe we did anything wrong.” I would say, […]

My Dog Says Your Dog is Cute

My girl, Charlotte, says hi. (Actually, now that I look at this picture, she looks like she is pissed that she is getting her picture taken.) And this is a picture of our next door neighbor, Sophie, a Golden. Charlotte is a people dog. She does not like other dogs. The only exceptions are this […]

And So It Ends

At 1:20 pm EST on Decmber 5, 2008, O.J. Simpson’s 13-year long hunt for “the real killers” (killers he apparently believed were hiding on golf courses in Florida) came to an end in a Las Vegas courtroom.

Michael Steele, Meet Your Party

The nutters are getting their panties in a wad: The Republican National Coalition for Life and the Rev. Donald Wildmon’s American Family Association both have came out against Mr. Steele because he and former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman were co-chairmen of the centrist Republican Leadership Council and because of his unclear comments about […]


1. My dad has 69% blockage in his carotid artery and needs surgery. He had a stroke this weekend. He’s fine for the most part – no permanent damage that I know of. I talked to him tonight, and he’s very tired, but only because he had to wait all weekend in the ER – […]