Every rose has its thorn

Sorry, Charlie:

Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.

Can’t say I’m surprised. I remember him drooling over Penelope Cruz in the most cringe-worthy manner on 60 Minutes once.

Always hated the guy. I’m partial to drunks but he took it a little too far on air.

Here’s thing with him and his ilk. Act like a fucking professional! Perv on all the women you want to on your own time but not when you’re working with them or worse yet when they work for you and certainly not when you’re on tv. Drink all you want but don’t show up for work visibly hung over every damn day. I guess I’m from the old school when it comes to doing your job.

Update. I didn’t mean Rose could grope women on his own time, that’s assault. I just mean if you want to hit on women in a clumsy way, do it at a bar, not at your workplace. People deserve a workplace that is free from having to deal with that kind of shit.

Just seventeen, if you know what I mean

Worst David Brooks column ever:

In 1982, Kelly Harrison Thorp was working as a hostess at the Red Lobster restaurant in Gadsden. She was 17 years old and a high school senior.

One day Roy Moore came into the restaurant, and she recognized him.

“He was a public figure in this small town,” she said of Moore, who at the time was in his early 30s and the deputy district attorney for Etowah County. Later that year he would mount an unsuccessful campaign for circuit court judge.

Thorp said Moore asked her if she’d go out with him sometime.

“I just kind of said, ‘Do you know how old I am?'” she recalled.

“And he said, ‘Yeah. I go out with girls your age all the time.'”

Hey hey hey all you young girls, wherever you’re at

The Soros-funded conspiracy to bring down Roy Moore is remarkably sophisticated:

This past weekend, I spoke or messaged with more than a dozen people—including a major political figure in the state—who told me that they had heard, over the years, that Moore had been banned from the mall because he repeatedly badgered teen-age girls. Some say that they heard this at the time, others in the years since. These people include five members of the local legal community, two cops who worked in the town, several people who hung out at the mall in the early eighties, and a number of former mall employees.

(h/t lamh)

Let’s keep raising money for Doug Jones.

Goal Thermometer

Update. This local piece on Moore’s mall activities is much better sourced than the New Yorker article I linked to above.

If I were a carpenter

This is a defense of Roy Moore:

“Take the Bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist,” Ziegler said choosing his words carefully before invoking Christ. “Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.”

“There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here,” Ziegler concluded. “Maybe just a little bit unusual.”

Isn’t it romantic?


The close of the Breitbart article is great too:

The Post is owned by Nash Holdings LLC, a holding company for billionaire Amazon founder and open borders champion Jeffrey Bezos.

The newspaper formally endorsed Moore’s Democratic opponent Doug Jones in the Senate race.

In a series of articles, Breitbart News has documented Jones’s close associations with far-left groups financed by George Soros that push open borders and a host of radical causes.

And it was all yellow

I always thought it seemed likely that a document prepared by a respected MI-6 operative would be pretty accurate anyway, but when I heard Bob Woodward describe the Steele dossier as”garbage”, I figured every fucking word of it was probably true.

Nine months after its first appearance, the set of intelligence reports known as the Steele dossier, one of the most explosive documents in modern political history, is still hanging over Washington, casting a shadow over the Trump administration that has only grown darker as time has gone by.


But as every passing month brings more leaks, revelations in the press, and more progress in the investigations, the Steele dossier has generally gained in credibility, rather than lost it.

Nobody ever went bankrupt overestimating the stupidity of Beltway establishment media.

Meet Up Announcement: Southwest Ohio/Northern Kentucky

Commenter Kathleen has begun to arrange a Ballon Juice meet up in Mason, Ohio and asked if I’d put an announcement on the front page. So here are the details:

Date: Saturday, September 9
Time: 4:00 PM
Place: Wood Fire Grill in Mason, Ohio (Wood Fire is about 33 mile/40 minute drive from Dayton Convention Center).
Ms. Alt Fax, Esq and Ukulele Virtuoso Glaukopis from Dayton have already RSVP’d.
Attendees should please RSVP in the comments* by Friday, September 8 so I can make reservations. Ms. Fax will be bringing the balloons.
I look forward to meeting The Jackal Party!
So if you’re interested in attending, please let her know in the comments.
* This was originally an email address, but in this day and age, for operational security reasons, I’m not putting those on the front page or anywhere else. Just use the comments to RSVP.