PHOTOS: Seen At The Democratic Convention

In case you’re not following JMG on Facebook (and really, why aren’t you?) below are some of the photos I took at and around the Democratic convention. As you’ll see, I came across nutjob homocons, amusing vendors, Martin O’Malley, Terry McAuliffe, Jill Stein, Michael Dukakis, Adele Dazeem, Jim Obergefell, Howard Dean, and Barney Frank, whose husband was NOT having it from a Christian protester. Plus a whole lot more.FR2FR3FR4FR5FR6FR7FR8FR9FR10FR11FR13FR14FR15FR16FR17FR18FR19FR20FR21FR22FR23FR24FR25FR26FR27FR28FR30FR29FR31FR32FR33FR34FR35FR36FR37FR38FR39FR40

  • Ziad Baaklini

    “Democrats are Hot. Ever heard of a “fine piece of Elephant””

    Hahahaha

    • coram nobis

      Trump’s son got a piece of elephant once.

      • bkmn

        I think the entire Trump KKKlan are out to exterminate the elephants.

        • olandp

          Figuratively and literally.

      • JCF

        }-0<<<

  • coram nobis

    Ooo. I don’t like the “Bill” logo. Looks like a sideways wedgie.

    • OdieDenCO

      well Bill does make a ass of himself on occasion

  • Piet

    I’m only going to say this once. I want to have Dr. Dean’s babies. The rest of you can just back off. He’s mine, I tell ya!

    • Quipster

      Hubby and I have crushed on Howard for years.

      • Soren456

        Buy him some new ties.

    • another_steve

      That, plus he’s one of Hillary’s most articulate spokespeople.

      To their credit, he’s a frequent commentator on MSNBC.

  • Elagabalus

    Was that a photo of Dana Letch Loesch? I hope you washed your hands after encountering that thing.

    • JoeMyGod

      No, that’s Tony winner Idina Menzel, aka Adele Dazeem per John Travolta.

      • Octavio

        LOL! Adele Dazeem!

  • JoeMyGod

    This is homocon nutjob Bob Kunst, whom I used to really admire back when he took on Anita Bryant in Miami. That’s also his “Tramp Vs Trump” sign.

    • Elagabalus

      Appropriate last name.

      • AtticusP

        Alomst…

    • JT

      Is his last name a superlative?

    • Todd20036

      The hell happened to him? He was against Bryant, but he’s for someone who really could put us into camps?

    • AtticusP

      I’m really sorry to hear that. When and how did his head injury happen?

    • JoeMyGod

      On his head is a Hillary mask. He took it off while this reporter interviewed him.

      • Acronym Jim

        Is that what it is? I was thinking he was using the other definition of “tramp” in his “tramp vs. trump” sign.

    • olandp

      Oh god! He’s still alive? I remember him running against Bob Graham for governor on a keep bars open 24/7 platform. He was absurd, but I voted for him to show the power of the gay vote. Every time he ran he got 15% in the primary.

      So now he’s completely brain dead? Time to pull the plug.

  • Michael Rush

    AHHHHHH !!! BRIAN SIMS !!!

    also ….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyMtQfHjWcA

    • perversatile

      !!!

      • Michael Rush

        Donald does not look pleased

        • perversatile

          ”You can lead a whore to culture
          but you can’t make her think”

          • Robincho

            They were playing “I can use that word in a sentence!” one day at the Algonquin Round Table, and Dorothy Parker’s word came up, and it was “horticulture.”

  • PickyPecker

    No FB or Twitter, dear Joe….else I probably would indeed follow you!
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/524c95c4aee8a999bbef0c2229769aa8/tumblr_mjvabyzQoh1qg94hko1_500.gif

    • Octavio

      Lip. He is wise.

      • Lazycrockett

        I dropped it mid way this season, just didn’t have the spark it use to. πŸ™

        • AtticusP

          I started losing interest a while ago, but if they brought Jodie (Zack Gowan) back, I would re-subscribe in a heartbeat.

        • Gerry Fisher

          If you haven’t already, check out the British version.

        • Octavio

          You didn’t see the season’s last episode? It was filled with much vicarious emotional release and amusement. I’ll be curious to see how they recover.

    • Balderdashing

      Answer: I loathe Facebook.

      • AtticusP

        I am always amazed at the amount of shitty selfies some people feel compelled to share with the world each and every fucking day.

      • camel54

        Face ache is useful sometimes. I just unfriendly anyone who posts cat or dog pictures. I don’t actually know any conservatives, so they don’t show on my newsfeed!

        • Mister Don

          You’re lucky you don’t have my cousins. I just had to issue a blanket statement to mine saying no negative political comments allowed after one of them left something anti-Obama and anti Hillary. I said in return that they were perfectly welcome to their opinions on their own page, but I wouldn’t comment on them there.

          • camel54

            I’m very lucky I don’t have ANY cousins. Plus the fact that I live in a different country to the rest of my family helps to avoid the awful situations that family can create! Good luck with your cousins.

        • yetanotherLaura

          You might be surprised. I have one friend who’s an intelligent woman and has always been quite liberal, but who has become such a rabid Trump supporter that she’s frothing at the mouth about it. It makes me really sad. And you can’t talk to her about it; she just goes off on you.

          • AtticusP

            I have a friend like that. We both hated Reagan back in the day, but she’s now a Trump supporter.

            Sad is the right word.

          • bkmn

            How does he get every one of his supporters to respond like zombies when asked about his racism “Trump is not racist.”

          • AtticusP

            Fox News helped a bit.

            But there ARE a lot of stupid people in America, too, so there’s that…

          • Robincho

            And dudn’t it just kill the fuck outta you? We would SO like to think that this country is maybe oh-so-slightly above the bar when it comes to the finer and nobler things, but alas…

          • Mike D

            I’m afraid we all have at least one friend like that. Unfortunately I know more than one. Scary.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            You overcrowd rats in a cage with not enough to go around, shit’s gonna happen in the most unlikely of places.

          • yetanotherLaura

            And yet my friend, and I suspect a lot of other peoples’ friends, has enough to safely call it far more than her fair share. She’s not one of the uneducated unemployed; she and her husband had a very successful business. She used to be incredibly generous and kind. I just can’t explain what has happened to her other than maybe she went off the deep end when her husband died.

          • DaveW

            Solve overbreeding and you solve everything

          • Rex

            I’m anticipating some epic sadz come November.

          • Robincho

            Your continued toleration of her is admirable. But please stop referring to her as intelligent…

          • yetanotherLaura

            Unfortunately, she appears to have a temporary blind spot where Trump is concerned. But it’s not fair to say she’s not still intelligent. Unfortunately, there are many intelligent people who are Trump supporters. What they lack more than brains is common sense and, it would appear, empathy.

            I have hopes that she’ll see the error of her ways eventually. She’s been a good friend to us for over 25 years, and this is a total aberration in her behavior. But I don’t listen to anything about Trump from her. I let another friend, also a Clinton supporter but with more patience than I have, try to talk some sense into her and then vent her frustration to me. That’s about as close as I can get to someone who’s that rabid about Trump.

          • Christopher Smith

            Unfortunately, such people by their very espousal of dRUMPF are direct contradictions to the word ‘intelligent.’ It is not sense, or empathy (LOL) they lack, but basic brain function–no one even moderately intelligent screams and froths for a tinhorn N*zi wannabe, an idiot orange Mussolini. Such ‘aberrations’ bespeak far deeper character flaws. She is probably becoming what she really always was, and you would be wise to begin distancing yourself from her now before the evidence of her sociopathy deepens.

        • Todd Allis

          I mostly use it for the cat pictures.

    • another_steve

      I spend too much time on this fuckin’ blog as it is, so I should do Facebook too?

      I don’t think so.

      • GayOldLady

        It’s addictive, isn’t it?

      • fuzzybits

        I don’t do Faceplace for anyone.

      • Robincho

        There are things I want sucked, and things that I don’t. My time falls into the latter category…

    • Soren456

      But, it’s the new “marketplace of ideas.”

    • Sashineb

      I’m not on any of that stuff, FB, Twitter, whatever it is. For one thing, I’m probably the only person in the world without an iPhone, or any type of cell phone. I know those accounts can be accessed via regular computer, but I guess I’m like the guy in the gif above.

  • Octavio

    Great photos. But where are you? Would love to see Joe entwining arms with the fabulous and uber politicos.

    As for Facebook? Nope. Ain’t gonna happen.

    • Bluto

      What you’re delicately asking is, “Where are the steamy pics of Joe & Rep. Sims?!”

      • Octavio

        Well, yeah,

        • Bluto

          lol, knew it!

    • Reality.Bites

      Are uber politicos the kind you can quickly summon for a bribe with your smart phone?

  • coram nobis

    Sidebar from the GOP convention. Seems there was some messing about with a platform plank about Ukraine, and a Trump aide with ties there.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/30/donald-trump-paul-manafort-ukraine-russia-putin-ties

    • Acronym Jim

      Rachel mentioned that on her show last night. Apparently, the platform support for Ukraine was the only thing Trump insisted be removed.

      • coram nobis

        So he went rather out of his way for this one arcane plank.

        • John30013

          Kind of tells you where his real interests are.

    • bkmn

      That was the only aspect of the GOP platform that team Trump had any interest in/worked to change. Trump, Manafort, Stone are all buds of Putin and didn’t want to offend him.

  • JoeMyGod

    As you can see, at 68 years old Howard Dean still looks amazing.

    • Mike D

      I’m hot for O’Malley.

      • another_steve

        O’Malley, when Governor, used to come to our Baltimore Pride celebrations and address the assembled there.

        The crowd always hushed when hot daddy took the stage.

      • John T

        I want to watch him and Brian Sims arm wrestle.

        • Joe in PA

          hmmm, arm wrestle? Nice euphemism. Ahem.

          • Robincho

            Oh, there eu go again…

    • Octavio

      Howard Dean is just plain dreamy. I’ve always had a place for him in my fantasies. πŸ˜‰

      • Joe in PA

        psssst: call me. πŸ™‚

        • FancyThat

          gotta get in on some of that. PLEEEEEEEEZE.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “And THAT MAN is a doctor.”

      (pace Elaine May)

      • Piet

        Oh, gawd, YES.

    • FancyThat

      He seemed so capable and ready — and on track — for the White House. And the Rethuglicans were able to shut him down almost overnight because he had the audacity to give an enthusiastic yell to his supporters. “SO UNPRESIDENTIAL!” they cried.

  • JoeMyGod

    The large group photos are of the trans LGBT delegates to the DNC.

    • JCF

      Only 3 Transmen? Grumble, grumble. You can transition, but you still can’t get passed anti-XX discrimination…

      • another_steve

        I’m curious…do trans organizations have statistics — or even just a feel for — what percentage of the trans community is male and what percentage is female?

        Seems most out and in-the-public-eye trans folks are female.

        • JCF

          Well, that’s partly because Transmen tend to pass better.

  • AtticusP

    Amazing photos! Thanks, Joe!

    Too bad the person selling T-shirts in the first photo wasn’t wearing a blue dress, though. πŸ˜‰

  • shellback

    Facebook. When I want to share personal and private information with the world, I’ll send it an email.

  • Todd

    No shirtless hot nerds like at Comic-Con ??

    https://media.giphy.com/media/QwEzowvtuxDyM/giphy.gif

    • Acronym Jim

      Apparently, Dustin left Tom at home. He’s in training.

      • Reality.Bites

        How do you train to attend a convention? πŸ˜‰

        • Acronym Jim

          By reading Joymygod, of course.

          • Reality.Bites

            In that case, Hi Tom.

          • Acronym Jim

            If that were the case, “I’d” already be lopsided from spending too much time look at “my” naked self in the mirror. And “I’d” lose all of “my” diving events.

          • Reality.Bites

            Any of you over 45 or so, imagine reading this back when you were 18 and trying to make sense of it. Is it a parody? Part of a fake newspaper clipping from a science fiction novel? From the future?

            http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/07/29/tom-daley-planning-to-start-a-family-after-diving-retirement/

          • Bruno

            Either one of those or I’d look to see which Scandinavian country it was happening in.

        • Jerry

          I needed some training…this time our delegation was out 25 miles in Valley Forge. We generally got 3 hours sleep each night, and I’m back home completely exhausted.

    • HAAAAAAA

      Indeed…

  • Acronym Jim

    “In case you’re not following JMG on Facebook (and really, why aren’t you?)”

    It’s not you. It would never be you…it’s Facebook.

    • Soren456

      As my 14-year-old niece says: “Facebook is for old people.”

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Ha ha ha. See? I knew if I held out long enough I would be vindicated!

        http://tosh.cc.com/blog/files/2013/12/OldManSelfie.jpg

        Now I’m trying to ge the hang of this new “selfies.” Oh, and get off of my lawn.

        • Soren456

          LOL.

        • TuuxKabin

          Hang up and get out of the house, the call is coming from inside the house.

        • Robincho

          I have a freshly zhoozhed pillow right here, and I insist that you make immediate plans to occupy it… πŸ˜‰

      • Dramphooey

        I’ll risk not being cool and chasing the kids to this year’s app.

      • JCF

        She probably also says “I thought blogs are for dead people?”

      • CatApostrophe

        It’s true. I think FB was launched in 2004. I started college in 2005 and, back then, you had to have a dot edu email address to access the site and create a profile. It was pretty great for the first year I used it ’cause you could do things like friend other people in your major whom you hadn’t met yet and it wasn’t weird. You met them in class eventually and bonded over a favorite book/band/whatever. Then they opened it to high schoolers so your friends’ younger siblings would find you and that was Ok, but not great. These days, I get phone calls from my mom along the lines of, “Can you PLEASE make it so your godmother can’t see your Facebook posts? Every time you or your sister post anything, she calls to yell at me about your life choices. But don’t unfriend her! She’ll get really mad!” Not sure which life choice offended my godmother so gravely. Maybe when we adopted that second cat? But she does almost nothing all day except mess around on Facebook and then harangue my mom with her opinions. I have’t deleted my profile because there are some people who are only reachable via FB, but I probably go there about 5 times a year at this point. It’s a garbage pit.

  • JoeMyGod

    Sitting with Howard Dean in the three-shot are Dustin Lance Black, and Richard Socarides, whose father founded the viciously anti-gay NARTH.

    • TuuxKabin

      Howard Dean’s still looking good, glad to see.

  • Lazycrockett

    Facebook: If I had wanted to say in touch with you from high school I would have.

    • bkmn

      I was on it for a couple of months and somehow FB connected the dots with where I used to work and kept recommending former co-workers that I should friend. That ended right there.

      • Octavio

        True fact: I might be more inclined to have a Facebook account if all of the important people in my life weren’t dead.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Doesn’t mean they’re not on Facebook.

      • another_steve

        A good friend of mine is on LinkedIn, which I understand is like a Facebook for professionals. So all of a sudden I’m getting these emails from LinkedIn asking me to join my friend there. I doubt she initiated those and suspect they mined her email address book and sent out emails like that willy-nilly.

        Haven’t gotten similar emails like that in a while, so I’m thinking enough people complained and they stopped doing that.

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          Linkedin is very obnoxious with the e-mails, but in my profession it’s considered almost a must.

        • CatApostrophe

          LinkedIn just does that. It’s weirdly good at getting itself around fairly quietly. Eg: I started using Duolingo to learn Spanish and, depending on how much time you spend practicing your language, it gives you a fluency percentage. So, according to Duolingo, I’m 26% fluent in Spanish (not even close to true, btw), but underneath my little 26% badge, it has an “Add To LinkedIn Profile” button. Clever.

          I really don’t like LinkedIn, but when I was switching careers, I spoke with an advisor at my alma mater and she insisted I create a profile. I guess she’s seen it help a lot of people but it has done exactly nothing for me yet.

      • John T

        The first time a co-worker showed up in my “suggested friends” column, I immediately went and blocked everyone at the company who had a Facebook profile. I’m all about compartmentalization; I keep my private life separate from my work life.

  • JoeMyGod

    The guy running the FIrst Lady Bill table recognized me so I got a free shirt.

    • PickyPecker

      Swag for Joe! Score!

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Unfortunately, the logo looks like someone is bleeding out of their back-end wherever.

    • KCMC

      grateful character was in red dress, not (Monica) #damnbluedress

    • Robincho

      And WHO says that fame is without its perks?… πŸ˜‰

    • Jerry

      I ran into Brian Sims in the Gayborhood Friday before the convention, as well as the week before that in Ptown. One of the most interesting accidental meetings was the last night of the convention: I was outside loading up on nicotine before the hall was locked down, and a guy with a media pass came over to bum a cigarette. We talked for a while and I noticed his credential said “This Modern World”…so yes, it was the guy who goes by Tom Tomorrow and does the weekly political comic. Sparky’s my hero.

  • JoeMyGod

    I ran into former New York Sen. Tom Duane in the Reading Terminal Market, where he tipped me that he was going to announce that he is transitioning. “From Bernie to Hillary!” His joke, seriously.

    • Octavio

      He does sort of look like the type who would be the first to wear a lamp shade at a party.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        And we know he likes him some Hunger Burger.

  • Secure

    The techie near the camera equipment is sexy…..nice shot!

    • JoeMyGod

      He was checking Scruff. We hope.

  • JoeMyGod

    Trans candidate for the US Senate, Misty Snow.

    • Reality.Bites

      I’d have trouble here. My desire to support Democrats in general and LGBT candidates in particular, coupled with my deep-seated belief that no one should be named “Misty.”

    • CatApostrophe

      I’ve heard good things about her platform.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Martin O’Malley is starting to show his age. Still a hottie though. And he’s younger than I am.

    • TuuxKabin

      Yeah, I noticed. Both, showing his age, maturity’s good, and still attractive. Everyone’s younger than I am.

  • JoeMyGod

    With Brian Sims is Buzzfeed LGBT beat reporter Dominic Holden.

    • JoeMyGod

      That’s my friend Eddie photobombing with his Hillary fan. He got a little hammered at the LGBT delegates welcoming party.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Good for him. GREAT photo.

    • DaddyRay

      I wouldn’t mind giving either one of them head

      • JCF

        TMI, hon.

      • another_steve

        Lol. You’re trash, DaddyRay.

        Which is why I always read your comments.

    • Robincho

      I’d be smiling too, god wot…

  • JoeMyGod

    The empty chair is where I did most of my work at night.

    • JoeMyGod

      This was the Specialty Media section for print and online outlets that target minority markets such as LGBT, African-Americans, Latino, etc.

      The major print outlets like Bloomberg, AP, Reuters, WaPo, NYT, etc all had bigger and more private sections in the media pavilion, which covered about five acres.

      Radio and television were mostly inside the arena itself.

      • John30013

        Wut? We’re a “minority”?

      • quite fascinating. like a plantation, or a prison. “special” media which is “major” gets access. “little people” like bloggers like you? here’s the kid’s table.

        yet another reason i never watch any of the “major” media, and yet another reason why their market share is drying up daily, as another bluehair dies.

    • Acronym Jim

      It’s nice that Clint let you stay at his place in Carmel, but wasn’t that a rather long commute?

    • JCF

      So you met Clint Eastwood then?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      … enjoying a refeshing “Trump Ice” all the while…

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    What ?? All this time, I thouhgt this WAS facebook !!

  • JoeMyGod

    This was the Democrats For Life booth. I’m guessing they didn’t allow a pro-choice booth at the GOP convention.

    • Octavio

      Even though I know what they stand for, yet I still can’t get it out of my head that “Sure. You bet. Of course I’m a Democrat for the rest of my life.” πŸ™‚

      • Bruno

        I thought they were just promoting their favorite cereal and magazine ;(

    • sherman

      Not honest enough to use the proper term – anti-abortion.

      • John30013

        At least they seem to support taking care of the child after it’s born, too.

      • JCF

        Real honesty: “anti-choice”

        • another_steve

          “anti-choice”

          That’s it. One can be personally opposed to abortion (anti-abortion) but for a woman’s right to choose for herself. I have progressive friends who fall into that category.

          That’s obviously not what people who want to close down abortion clinics or criminalize abortion are.

          They’re anti-choice.

  • Blake Jordan

    First Laddy Bill Clinton…

    • Gerry Fisher

      Me likes as well

    • Reality.Bites

      Who cares about the first laddy? What about the first nephew?

      (Roger Clinton’s son Tyler)

      • John30013

        Ooh, hell-o Tyler!

      • Cherry

        Geezus!!!

      • FancyThat

        This is Chelsea’s first cousin? Tyler Clinton? Oh, this is truly troubling as it suddenly has me re-thinking that whole Arkansas tradition of hookin’ up with your kissin’ cousins. I mean, obviously he has some nice healthy jeans going on there.

        • Reality.Bites

          If I thought there was any chance of that happening I’d feel morally obliged to throw myself over his body to protect his soul.

          • FancyThat

            um, just be gentle. I’ll have a protective cover layer of lubrication already applied, so you’ll be able to slide on in unobstrusively. With 24/7 protection, we can work in tandem shifts to make sure he’s always covered.

  • ggg

    http://www.businessinsider.com/difference-between-rnc-and-dnc-on-yelp-2016-7

    Slightly off topic, but interesting:

    Here are the differences between attendees of the DNC and RNC, according to their Yelp searches

    RNC-goers were also looking for gay bars. That search category went up 45% in Cleveland during the RNC, while it only went up 18% in Philly during the DNC.

    • Balderdashing

      Maybe those in the DNC already knew where they are. :-}

      • Octavio

        That’s my first guess. πŸ™‚

      • Treant

        Or simply turned to the Democrat next to them and asked, “Do you know where a good gay bar is or know somebody who does?”

        • Octavio

          I tried that on the promenade in Mazatlan one evening in 1973. Long story short, we found ourselves frolicking naked under a nearby pier with nice young men who insisted they were hustlers. They weren’t. Just horny. πŸ˜€

          • Treant

            I hope there was much more to that story that you simply aren’t sharing with us here. πŸ™‚

      • Jerry

        I spent 3 nights before the convention at a hotel on 12th and Walnut…I already knew where I was going…between one and two blocks walk to any of the bars. Had to go out to Valley Forge to stay with state delegation during actual convention.

  • JaniceInToronto

    Ummm Joe, please don’t take this too critically, but captions would have been a nice touch for those of us who don’t necessarily recognize who most of these people are. Context is everything.

    Facebook? Surely you jest. I wouldn’t touch Facebook with someone -elses- computer.

  • Sam_Handwich

    thanks for all the great pics and reporting from Philly, Joe!

  • Max_1

    • Robincho

      I have a Mr. Chon Day holding on line one for Paul Noth…

  • Max_1

    Trump spoke in Colorado…

    • JCF

      I see Trump’s audience dressed in their ritual garb.

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  • Michael

    Nice work, Joe.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I like “First Gentleman.” πŸ™‚

    • JCF

      Better than Colbert’s proposed “First Ladies Man”. }-/

  • sherman

    At least the first lady Bill guys had the decency to put on a red dress, and not a blue dress.

    • moebym

      My thoughts as well.

  • JoeMyGod

    New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, who is running for the US Senate, spoke at the first day of the LGBT Caucus.

  • JoeMyGod

    Former three-term Houston Mayor Annise Parker.

    • JCF

      I recognized her. What’s she doing now (other than being at the DNC)?

  • Tempus Fuggit

    really, why aren’t you following JMG on Facebook?

    Because I don’t want Zuckerberg’s grubby little mits all over my shit, duh. Some of us are not on fecebook; you’ll have to cope.

    You asked.

    • Sam_Handwich

      i have never felt even the slightest urge to use FB

      • Tempus Fuggit

        “Eeeeeee, but all my fwiends are on there, so I hafta be on there, eeeeeeee!” et cetera. Β»eyerollΒ«

        • bzrd

          All that free info gladly given to “suck-a-turd;” the FBI are asking themselves, “Why didn’t we think of ‘spacey-face’ first???? Not only would we know everything about almost everybody but we’d be raking in billions. Might eventually balance the budget, darn !”

  • JoeMyGod

    This was the moment of silence for Orlando on the first day of the LGBT Caucus.

  • Neely OHara

    “In case you’re not following JMG on Facebook (and really, why aren’t you?…)”

    I wanted to check out FB, so I made up a fictional profile; John Truitt (the “boy next door” from Meet Me In St. Louis, even using his address, 5133 Kensington Avenue, St. Louis, MO).

    I found several people from my high school (in whom I hadn’t been all that interested back when), and I learned that one was reading Harry Potter and the other was about to make French toast! When some pathetic girl asked me to be her friend (in spite of the fact that I was a fictional character), I deleted the account.

    Not EVEN for dear old J.M.G. would I return…

    • sherman

      I have a FB account. I limit “friends” to relatives and friends, not mere acquaintances or even strangers.

      It’s allowed me to reconnect with people I had not been in contact with for a long time. Pictures and news people share are often interesting, and I would not have gotten it by just email.

      FB is a tool, and can be useful. How you use it is up to you.

      • Neely OHara

        Thanks, Sherman, all very well reasoned, but I just can’t do it… (And yes, I’ll admit it, I DO enjoy the snob appeal of being asked for my FB screen name and being able to reply, “I’m not ON FaceBook…”)

      • joeyj1220

        very true… not sure what all the hate for Facebook is about. I control who I want in my feed, how much info I share, and I don’t quite have the tinfoil hat down enough to think some nefarious organization is collecting info on me

  • Max_1

    Joe,
    Thanks for all you do!

  • coram nobis

    Regarding the Bill logo: instead of sharp-edged arrows, I still think Hillary’s logo should have been a red-white-and-blue table lamp. Symbol of illumination, and also a reference to her past.

    • Octavio

      Because she’s an open book?

      • coram nobis

        And because she once used a lamp as part of a discussion.

        • Octavio

          Thanks. I was puzzled by why a lamp would be appropriate.

          • coram nobis

            It may have impressed the 42nd President of the United States.

          • AJ Drew

            Your references only confuse the proletariat. (Did I use that word correctly? Sir?) /s

          • coram nobis

            Proletariat is correct. That’s opposed to a Secretariat, who won the Triple Crown.

  • I have a Facebook login, Joe, but my profile is almost completely empty beyond the bare minimum required and I just don’t go there. So I literally don’t follow ANYBODY from there. It’s not intended as a slight or anything.

    In any case, thanks so much for this post! And for the photos — I’m glad you had a great time there in Philly. And even more so for this lovely home you’ve been hosting for us here at JMG.

    Honestly, there are times when I credit my continued ability to stay sane during this insane election cycle to you and to the commenters here.

    • coram nobis

      I’m not that familiar with FB either. If we take a selfie and posted it there, do they call that a “facial”?

    • Steven Leahy

      NO Facebook for me, no thanks!

    • AJ Drew

      I agree. Maybe I’m off, but I’m not ok with Joe’s shaming us to “like” him on FB. However, here I am actually able to say that in a comment section. I am thankful for Mr. Jervis and what he’s created here.

  • On the other hand, Bill Maher damned near made me wet myself…

    “The Notorious HRC”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hBnwPycFUQ

    • KnownDonorDad

      I need to watch this ep, thanks for posting.

    • Joe in PA

      I will cut a bitch! πŸ™‚

    • Joe in PA

      You’re right, I don’t work with Republicans, I beat them at their own game.

      Love. It.

  • stanhope

    Not everyone knows these faces…a caption would be nice

    • JoeMyGod

      Scroll down.

  • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

    First Laddie, Bill Clinton.

    (I didn’t scroll down far enough )

  • Lumpy Gaga

    JMG braved the heat so I wouldn’t have to go outside all week and sort through all that. The least I could do is fire up my bookface and uplike a few things.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      [Just got back from FB. Panting…]

      Okay, okay. I understand. First suggestion after JMG was Milo’s official FB.

      262,000 likes, the Greek Blunder has. Christ.

      • Bruno

        I’ve discovered I can block pages, not only people. Begone Milo.

  • Nic Peterson

    I have clicked the button on the FB thing and that explains the uptick in notifications from FB that I have been ignoring. Did you manage to take a look at the Yellowstone pics that hubby and I posted? No? I understand.

    Somebody must be looking at FB, cuz the stock is doing well. That’s the part I care about — does that make me shallow?

    • TuuxKabin

      I don’t think so. A lil’ bit well invested, which is a good thing. A cushion is important if one can manage one.

      • Nic Peterson

        Hubby likes to remind me that his retirement years will not be cheap and he wants to get started ASAP.

        • TuuxKabin

          Hubby’s probably correct, that and living on a faraway island adds to the expense. Hell, just living on this one, Manhattan, raises the cost of living.

          • Nic Peterson

            Yeah, UES prices per square foot make ocean front in Honolulu seem like a bargain in comparison. There is a lot that we love about living out here, access to the arts isn’t one of them.

  • Dramphooey

    I guess I’m the only person here who doesn’t hate Facebook. Sheesh, it’s not that bad. Anyhow, I liked you!

  • margaretpoa

    Well I’m not following JMG on facebook but only because I refuse to be part of the facebook collective. Nice photos though!

    • TuuxKabin

      Same here. Very nice photos. Martin O’Malley looked . . . good, but not as I remember.

    • Facebook, like AOL before it, is an internet backwater, an eddy of currents that may never leave the gyre. Yet somehow worth billions.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    YAY! “Philadelphia” haz a tag!!

    • PickyPecker

      Slow day? πŸ™‚

  • Lumpy Gaga

    I’m sure this has been discussed, but what was the highly anticipated “card stunt”?

    • PickyPecker

      I missed that, whatever it was.

    • It was supposed to happen at the very end, along with the balloons, but not enough people participated to make it happen — because much of it was up in the nosebleed section where the Sanders Trump supporters had encamped.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        I’m shocked. SHOCKED!

      • coram nobis

        That’s right; I saw it, it looked ragged. Nothing like the precision of card displays at, say, a North Korean event. Just as well.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Did they finally discover that other peoples’ farts stink??

          • coram nobis

            I’m sure that farts are forbidden in the DPRK.

        • KnownDonorDad

          I tell you, you can’t make a decent card stunt work without a totalitarian regime.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Observations from DVR-clearing:

    * a BernieBot tweeted live from inside that the big bad DNC was using seat-fillers on the last night to keep them from their “rightful places” in the CA delegation.

    * Audience courtesy towards Michelle wasn’t the bipartisan miracle the press portrayed it as. Finally watched the whole thing, and several times, when a vague chant would try to get up on its feeble legs (can you believe these fuckers were trying to knock MO off her feet?) it was met with forceful shush-ing. (Microaggressions! Microaggressions!)

    * Chris Matthews made a funny: that the BernieBots should have known to come up with a FOUR-syllable chant.

  • AJ Drew

    Cripes, Joe, we (ok, I,) truly appreciate your commitment to what you do and “this here website thingy,” but dang… trying to shame us into joining FB and “liking” you? Uff.

  • TuuxKabin

    Love you madly
    right or wrong
    sounds like a lyric of a song
    But since it’s so
    I thought you oughta know
    I love you, love you madly
    Better fish are in the sea
    Is not the theory for me
    And that’s for sure
    Just like I said before
    I love you, love you madly.

    But not enough to go to FB. I’ll be loyal to you, right here on this thingie.

    Great photos! Howard Dean is still a number! Martin O’Malley, maybe partied hearty the night before, but still looks good.

    Thanks Joe. I recognized a lot more people than in my own neighborhood, UWS.

    You’re the best.

    • Joe in PA

      ….maybe partied hearty… He looks just FINE! πŸ™‚

  • bkmn

    O/T – yesterday brought success in court challenges to voter restrictions in three states, NC, WI and KS, along with TX a week or so ago. A dramatic change from a few months ago when courts were upholding the restrictions, even in NC. Is this a side benefit to Scalia’s death, so that justices that previously had worried SCOTUS would overturn their decisions if they ruled against the states? If so, thank goodness he is dead.
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/courts-deal-setbacks-gop-voting-restrictions-states-41010315

  • bob

    Oh please quit posting those delicious pics of Brian Sims ! I’m with my man for 37 years and your causing problems ! lol

  • JuanGalicia

    Because Facebook is EVIL D:

  • BuffaloDan

    Dear JMG.

    To have met Obergefell and O’Malley (and his abs!)…. Well. I feel like you’re teasing the rest of us. To slip in more pics of Simms (who got a fine haircut, not that I’m looking or anything — did you have something to do with this? Tell!) — well, that’s just not fair!

    Since you do the work, I guess you deserve it…. But _thank you_ for doing all of the work for us!

  • That picture of :First Lady Bill” is not authentic enough. *Everyone* knows that he should be wearing a BLUE dress.

  • Queequeg

    Generally it looks like a lot of fun. Ignore the homocons.

  • Frostbite

    Sorry, don’t follow JMG on Facebook because I won’t use Facebook.

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    • Silver Badger

      Flagged immediately. The electrons were still warm.

  • Silver Badger

    Face…book? No thank you.

  • JW Swift

    If only Dustin Lance Black was into daddies… (sigh!)

  • anne marie in philly

    looks like you had a good time in my city; thanks for sharing the pix!

  • Gianni

    Does Brian Sims know that he indescribably sexy and desirable?

  • TJay229

    Howard Dean. Is. Sexy
    Martin O’Malley. Is. Fine

    There is a difference in the two, but I would have them both.