And you could have a change of heart

Who is your favorite Trump Chief of Staff candidate? Some people like Newt, but I’m all about Rick Santorum. Not only is he crazy, he’s also very, very stupid. I know he said “no” once but I’m still holding out hope.

Disappointed no one has mentioned Scott Baio.

New York City Meetup for 29 July

NotMax sent me the following:

Following up about a potential NYC area meet-up.

Commenter satby, who will be in town, suggested July 29th. Sunday
works for me (don’t have to go to work on Monday) but maybe not for
others? If a Sunday, maybe set an afternoon start time? Say, 4-ish or

As for locale, wide open to suggestions. As people expressed a
definite preference for a place close to mass transit, will mention
one possibility.

Tír na Nóg, at 31st and 8th, practically spitting distance to Penn Station.

Their site:

Yours in jackalry,


You all in the metro NY City area know what to do in the comments.

Open thread!

There’s another Georgie deep inside

What’s up with Kellyanne’s husband turning on Trump?

George Conway, a high-profile attorney and the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, on Thursday appeared to once again question claims made by President Donald Trump’s legal team.

Oh what a thing to do

Hear me now, believe me later: as inconsequential as the Stormy Daniels story is, it could be very damaging for Trump.

I’m told that in her 60 Minutes interview with Anderson Cooper Daniels suggests that Trump, how to say this, likes it when women aren’t nice to him, treat him in perhaps denigrating ways.

In the meantime, try to hit 50K sometime soon for the Balloon Juice fund that is split equally among all eventual Democratic challengers in Republican House districts.

Goal Thermometer

Because I Love You All SOOOOOO Much

Well the bar rooms and smelly bordellos

Some very strange stuff went on at last night’s Roy Moore rally. Here’s one of his friends talking about a visit they made to a Vietnamese brothel where there were lots of underage girls. The fact that Moore left without sampling the wares is supposed to prove he’s not a pedophile.

Here’s Roy Moore’s wife talking about how one of her attorneys is a Jew. It looks like some Amy Schumer skit gone horribly wrong.

Peggy Olson’s blues

I watched the first season of Handmaid’s Tale. I kept telling people “I know that this sounds crazy, but this show feels real to me, it honestly taps into how a certain portion of the right thinks.” Well, Trent Franks.

My prediction as all these Congressional sex scandals come out is that there will be a roughly equal number of Democrats and Republicans involved, but that the Democratic scandals will involve run-of-the-mill fucked up behavior, while the Republican scandals will involve more exotic stuff. I won’t be surprised if wetsuits and dildos make their way into the storyline. I sincerely hope that we don’t hear about any hanging or eye-gouging, but I’m not sure I’d bet against it.

Look, I know that outside the elite liberal Acela corridor, people bear their bosses’ children all the time. Go to any exurban Panera Bread west of the Hudson and you’ll hear folks talking about it. But this thing just got rolling and we’ve already got one pedophile and one character from the Handmaid’s Tale. The media’s going to have a tough time spinning all the perversion that comes out as reg’lar heartland behavior.