OHIO: Dem Governor Candidate Brags About Sexual Conquests: I’ve Bedded 50 “Very Attractive Females”

Cleveland.com reports:

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill, a Democratic candidate for governor, apparently trying to head off any criticisms from his opponents, revealed his sexual escapades over the years on a Facebook post.

A post on O’Neill’s official Facebook said he was speaking up “on behalf of all heterosexual males” after allegations against Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken came to light Thursday. O’Neill, a Chagrin Falls native, said he had been “sexually intimate” with “approximately 50 very attractive females.”

O’Neill said he was disappointed by the “national feeding frenzy about sexual indiscretions decades ago” and wanted to focus on the issues like legalizing marijuana and addressing opioid addiction. Over the last several weeks, numerous allegations of predatory sexual behavior against powerful men have come to light.

An earlier version of the post below apparently contained enough details to identify at least one of the women. The post is not going over well on Facebook.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Christ, what an asshole.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Judas WOULD say that.

    • Gee

      I’m sure he paid good money for the opportunity

  • Todd20036

    YOU AREN’T HELPING!!

    • MT YVR

      “I know you think you’re helping… but please. For the love all the gods. PLEASE. Shut the hell up.”

      There are times when we get someone who is on our side and I endless think: please, don’t help us. Don’t support us. Just… go away.

      One of those times I’m sure a lot of straight Dems are thinking the same damned thing.

  • Gigi

    TMI!!!!!

  • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

    Either he looked different then, or, er, he had hidden attributes. Cuing “those promiscuous gays”. . .

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    First – mama always taught me, those who talk and brag about it probably aren’t really getting it.

    And also:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/783550fa7052625dac2a84b9a31d229980f27a559027a7773dd80281a3be07fb.gif

  • TuuxKabin

    looks like a sleaze bag of a republiscum.

    • clay

      And here I was double-checking to make sure he wasn’t a Libertarian.

  • Gustav2

    He has been a problem from the beginning: “I’ve announced, but am not really, you know, legally a candidate.”

    “O’Neill’s entry into the Democratic primary for governor in 2018 is controversial because he chose to remain on the high court but recused himself from future cases.

    The Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct requires judges to step down if they run for partisan office. O’Neill, who announced on Oct. 29 that he is running, has a Bill O’Neill for Governor campaign set up but says won’t step down because he does not believe he is officially a candidate until he files his petitions for candidacy by Feb. 7.

    Those petitions, which require the signatures of 1,000 valid registered Ohio voters, are a declaration for candidacy.”

    http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ohio-supreme-court-justice-comes-defense-all-heterosexual-males/YsvDbBFZXgS39Qj8W0QagJ/

    • Bluto

      So he wants the paycheck without doing any work.

      • Gustav2

        It would have been a set up for some nasty ads…that would be true without the sex stuff.

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • unclemike

    *sigh*

    I’m going back to bed. For a decade.

  • safari

    Not helping.

  • Ninja0980

    Guess he figures since he won’t win the primary that it’s time to burn some bridges.

  • Tawreos

    Hopefully this will get him out of the race before it officially kicks off.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I would never presume to speak on behalf of “all” of any group of people I don’t know, much less a group that consists of billions of people.

    • clay

      So, it sounds like you’re not running for office.

  • JoeMyGod

    50 by the age of 70 is a trifle, said almost every gay man.

    • Jeffrey

      Practically a virgin, if you ask me. I was just getting warmed up with the first 50.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      That’s a weekend!

      • Mark

        slow poke. pun intended…..

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      • Cipher

        Standard, not holiday…

    • AlternativeQuacks

      Yeah, to be totally honest, I probably went past 50 in the first year after I came out, definitely within my first two years.

      • AlternativeQuacks

        And now it’s slowed down to a trickle. *sigh*

        “And it used to be for a while
        That the river ran right to my door
        Making me just a little too free
        But now the river doesn’t seem to stop here anymore”
        — Carly Simon

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Have a semen latte. Youll feel better. Lol

          • PRW

            ‘Tis the season!

        • LovesIrony

          and 10 years later she wins oscar for Let the River Run.

        • Dale Snyder

          “The Right Thing to Do.” My favorite Simon song. The bass line is just beautiful.

          • gothambear

            mine is “Waterfall” from Playing Possum 1974

          • PhilBob13

            Dude, I love that song too!

          • Dale Snyder

            Also good, but I have a special love for the bass guitar, so maybe that tips the scale.

      • another_steve

        Please… I came out in NYC in 1972. We boys were hungry back then.

        I probably went past 50 in the first month.

        • David Walker

          I wouldn’t want to hazard a guess at a number, but it IS why we went to NYC a lot. Philly? OK. NYC? Wahooooooooo!

          • another_steve

            Ah, so you remember, David. 😉

            We were young and the world was new again. These were the pre-HIV/AIDS years.

            Life was good.

            Life was a wonderful, joyful party.

          • Paula

            Damn! You guys are sluts…..😀😀😀not really I love you guys.

          • JCF

            [Pssst! Remember, Paula, WE have multiple orgasms. We, um, come out ahead. 😉 ]

          • another_steve

            Lol. You gals and your “multiple orgasms.” 😉

            Some (lucky) guys are capable of having two or three orgasms during a single “session.” I’m sure researchers have compiled a lot of data on this.

            I’m thinking that for the vast majority of guys, though, one orgasm and they’re finished for a while. But a few guys are “super performers” in this area. 😉

          • Lane

            Thank you for your service.

        • Grumpy Old Man

          I surprised my hetero friends with my count of over 150, I stopped counting and tore up the list. I had been a ginger-chaser and had locks of hair (freely given), I began to think that listing was not a good thing – hell, I think I had more acid trips that decade. Although, it seemed ritual for them to bring me something to get high on. I was hit on riding the bus, walking down the street. in bar and with no training on how to say ‘no’ – ai gtuess I could be considered ‘easy’. I suppose I could hace upped my record if I were gay or bi.

          • another_steve

            Lol. I kept a “list” too – as a teenager, when I came out. It got pretty long pretty quickly.

            I still have that list somewhere.

          • Grumpy Old Man

            I got rid of the list when I realized there were too many people whose name I did not remember (and possibly did not know). Keep in mind, I am an extreme introvert and schizoid; I was seduced most of the time – hell, one woman who could not make it over sent a friend to take her place (the bad news part is the original woman usually brought acid the replacement didn’t).

          • another_steve

            I sense that you and I share similar cultural/sexual youths.

            Please stay with me, GOM.

            The young ones here on JMG may not understand.

    • /

      LOL you people make me feel like a virgin.
      I have some catching up to do.

      • Lane

        Get to work!!!

        • MusicBear88

          It’s never too late. I came out at 27, lost my virginity at 29, and had three boyfriends by the age of 35. But since then, and being in a relationship where sex with friends is considered a very positive thing, well, it’s not greater than my age, but if trends continue, it could be!

          And I am not ashamed and refuse to be!

    • Do Something Nice

      I once responded to a rhetorical question from some fucked-up sex-shaming prude about having hundreds of sexual partners by saying “if it is a good year.”

      • Dazzer

        My response to that question is: “A gentleman always stops counting after the first thousand.”

      • Lane

        I recently complained to a sexual habits study counselor (who I’ve known for several years now though the SF DPH studies I’ve been in with him) that it was a slow month and my numbers were down. After hearing my number of partners (not all that low, really), he gave me some serious side-eye. I said, “hey! you’re not supposed to be judging!” and he immediately shot back “I am _totally_ judging!” and we both burst out laughing.

        I love my city.

      • Robincho

        Know the difference between a tire and a pile of 365 used condoms? One’s a Goodyear, one’s a GREAT year…

      • I’m hardly a prude, but … doesn’t it help to have some sort of connection to the person you’re screwing? An attraction or some chemistry or … something?

        • Do Something Nice

          First, my response was to provoke – it may or may not have reflected reality at the time. Second, I didn’t have sex with anyone who didn’t in some way appeal with me. Third, and this is important, it was before we had rights, before we became somewhat normalized in society and anonymous sex was much more prevalent than anything else. Fourth, I was young and full of raging hormones and discovering something new.

          But here is the most important thing: Unless having lots of sexual encounters with lots of partners is harmful to someone, I fully support it. I’m no longer promiscuous, mostly due to age, but I’m not at all ashamed of my sexual past.

        • PhilBob13

          I always have a connection with the person I’m screwing. Sometimes it’s based on a very short time.

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      Amateur.

    • Henry Auvil

      I’d had 50 by the age of eighteen. Maybe moore.

      • ChrisInKansas

        Roy?

        • Lane

          I don’t think Roy goes for them after they’ve hit 18 years old.

    • TrueWords
    • KevInPDX

      more like 50 a year?

    • ColdCountry

      Hell, I’m a straight female and I was 60% of the way there by 55. A fact of which I am neither proud nor ashamed. It was (mostly) fun.

      • Bluto

        Sex is good, nothing to be ashamed of.

    • coram nobis

      Depends on the opportunity. Some places, men were like the F-Market streetcar: another one will come every hour.

    • VodkaAndPolitics

      I mean, there have definitely been single evenings I’ve banked at least 10 percent of his life long record.

    • Jeffg166

      Low T sad.

    • AJD

      I’m only half his age and have had four times as many men!

      • BockMcMillan

        The difference, you are honest and he isn’t…

        • gaycuckhubby

          Actually he’s being very honest, and being slammed for it.

    • MT YVR

      When doing talks at universities I like to do a bit of prep first before we get to it. Letting them know about my values so when they get to asking questions they know I’m sex positive, etc, etc. The line that always makes me laugh is : for example, I’ve slept with a large multiple of the number of the people in this room.

      Being a gay man it freaks some. To others it’s that I’m over 40 and talking about sex and enjoying it. Either way I have a moment when the entire class is freaked out.

      It amuses me.

      I’m well over 500 in my lifetime. I was with 32 men in the first 31 days of coming out. I counted then. I don’t anymore. (shrug) I will never understand why I should be ashamed of that. I certainly didn’t ask everyone else to follow suit.

      • David Walker

        Always remember that young people think they invented sex. It would of course come as a shock that an old man such as yourself would be sex-positive…how could you possibly know about it?

        • MT YVR

          Yeeeep. It’s why I spend so much time laughing my ass off in those classes.

          1] I swear. A lot.
          2] I talk about sex. A lot.
          3] I openly talk about all the things we’re not supposed to, in front of people.

          And yes. Even when I hit a clump of young gay guys I end up amused. My favourite was one group were sharing stories about how slutty they’d been recently. Which. Groped a guy. On a dancefloor.

          I didn’t MEAN to snicker, but I did mean to giggle as I said “oh, I blew a load on (local bar)’s owner, his shirt, one night. I think that was the night I found my husband and a trick of mine playing swords under the table…”

          (GASP! clutching pearls!)

          NO!

          • David Walker

            Where do I sign up for your course?

      • Todd20036

        I’ve probably had more than 50 men I’ve fucked with my balls.
        And for most of them, it was the first time they did that.
        Now THAT would freak out your class.
        Just saying.

        • MT YVR

          I talk about the time I accidentally fisted someone at a bathhouse. Oops? Or… or…

          You know you and I have a lot of stories in common, right? 😛

      • /

        Jesus. You slept with more men in the first 31 days of coming out than I have in 40 years.

        (Not intended as slut shaming. I wish I could be more sexually promiscuous. Ugh. I need to actually have some kind of connection – friendship or romantic or both – with someone before I have sex with them.)

        • MT YVR

          Oh, I didn’t see it as slut shaming.

          I always say: find what works. If it’s one person, go for it. If it’s everyone, go for it. If it’s men or women or no one, go for it. But know what makes you happy and pursue it. You deserve to be happy… and the only person who gets to determine what “happy” looks like to you is you.

          For me that was what it was like coming out. We sat and talked about sexual and cultural taboos. Why they existed, which ones meant something to us. To push and discover, to be healthy in our sex lives and happy. Somewhere along the way it devolved down into a conversation about The One True way which… is just a rehash of “marry women, have kids, it’s the only possible way to be happy and whole”. Which… um. Kinda what we wanted to get away from.

          • /

            Glad you didn’t see it as slut shaming.
            If I could be sluttier, I would happily be. My brain just doesn’t work that way, though.

            My partner and I are in a semi-open relationship, which seems to be working pretty well for us. Mostly monogamous, but with occasional exceptions, provided we discuss them in advance.

            I think the idea of a “One True Way” is stupid, and clearly doesn’t even work for proponents of this “One True Way,” who are often caught in sex scandals precisely violating their professed, “One True Way.”

            Marrying a woman? Ugh. No thanks.
            Kids? Even worse. I think kids are fine… for about an hour.
            Then I’m glad I can send them home with mommy and daddy, take off my pants, drink too much, and do whatever the hell else I want.

    • Nate

      I’ve had less than 10 encounters and I’m in my 30s.

      • David Walker

        The banner over the empty, wind-blown street in the last scene of “On the Beach”:
        There’s Still Time, Brother!

      • Dazzer

        I bet each of your partners thought you were magnificent, though.

        Sometimes, quality is worth more than quantity.

    • gaycuckhubby

      34 here. I’ve had 3 sexual partners, only 1 in the last 12 years (my husband)
      I guess I’m the one bringing down y’alls averages 🙂

      • stuckinthewoods

        I can see how that could be. I only, um, ‘dated’ when single so all my numbers happened in short periods between long-term relationships. While still a young man you had already found a relationship that works for you.
        I can tell you from being part of a group of active men that the most active weren’t so because they were the most interesting or substantive. Don’t judge yourself deficient.

        • gaycuckhubby

          Im not 🙂

    • Steverino

      Tee hee. I was a chaste little bugger when I met darling hubby (first person I ever had sex with), but hubby had already had sex with over 100 guys prior to meeting me, and himself had been out only about a year and a half. After we became a couple, we each had one incident separately with somebody else during those first few years, so then one day hubby said: “let’s not cheat on each other… let’s cheat WITH each other! I lost count after about 65 such encounters over the course of a few years (back in the mid-1980s). Those were the days…

      Last time it happened was almost four years ago on a cruise ship (gay cruise, of course) with a stateroom steward in his early 30s, and he initiated it. Hubby was 65 and I was 58 at the time.

      Some youngsters are into daddies, what can I tell ya…

      • MusicBear88

        When I turned 36, I all of a sudden had four different 18-year-olds on Growlr practically throwing themselves at me. I finally realized that it was because I was twice their age now, and apparently that qualified me in their minds as a daddy.

        They’re cute, but immaturity can be a terrible turn-off.

    • Highmoremotel

      At least 50 my first year in gay clubs!

  • SoCalGal20

    Please tell me he’s not the Dem frontrunner.

    • Ninja0980

      Not even close.
      Richard Corday’s to lose.

      • SoCalGal20

        Oh yes! I forgot that Rachel mentioned that on her show the other day. Whew!

      • Gustav2

        I won’t hold it against him he was born in Grove City.

        Did Grovetucky even have a hospital in 1959?

    • Gustav2

      Because O’Neill was from Cleveland, it helps a lot toward being the frontrunner, it is fluid but…

      Richard Corday, formerly the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (Sen E. Warren’s job she didn’t get) just quit, is running and now likely to get the nod. He has name recognition in the state from previous elected jobs

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Cordray

      NO MORE 70 YEAR OLDS O’NEILL!

      (Did this old gay man just say that?)

      • SoCalGal20

        Ah yes! Thank you.

      • David Walker

        I hope so. I’ve been dancing around that sentiment since the twig, who wasn’t 70 but was of the post-war generation. Sadly, we weren’t all hippies or, for that matter, progressives, and the worst have risen to the top. So, right: No more 70-year-olds.

      • Marty Pavelka

        Somebody ate too many fish from Lake Erie in the 70’s, methinks…..
        😉

      • stuckinthewoods
  • On behalf of all homosexual males, 50, that’s all?! s/.

    Fuck this guy.

    • Guess

      about 35 seconds later… “51!!!!”

  • Galvestonian

    Are most politicians stupid ???

    • Harveyrabbit

      Yes. Yes they are.

  • hdtex
  • Harveyrabbit

    Ugh. I’m not sure pictures in a magazine actually count anyway.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    He just lost the primary.

    • Joe in PA

      Let’s hope so.

  • Michael White

    amateur. He should have been in his 20’s in San Francisco in the 70’s. I have no idea how many I bedded or was bedded. Slut that I was. Since when “is it a sin to be so friendly”.

    • madknits

      The first gay friend I came out to once told me he stopped counting at 1000. And the funny thing is, I am pretty sure he was telling the truth.

      • MT YVR

        Sweety. You’ve broken that many hearts without even showing a bit of shoulder. (mwha!)

        • madknits

          Not me, boo. But Peter, in his day, left a trail of very happy men!

          • MT YVR

            Oh, I can easily imagine many many men you never noticed sighing to themselves in corners of bars and stores, looking longingly after you. 😉

            I didn’t say y’all slept with em. But I’m sure as shit that you broke hearts, darlin.

          • madknits

            If you insist, boo. <3

    • MT YVR

      At one point all my friends were people I’d slept with first. How else did one make friends?

  • BearEyes

    And your point?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    LOL and zero of the beauties have confirmed

  • Rex

    Certainly narrows down the choices for me.

  • Adam Stevens

    Golly, the heterosexual lifestyle is sooooooo immoral.

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
    • AmeriCanadian

      Look it’s Beth in the flesh.

  • yes b’y
    • clay

      I always assumed those characters were (bad at being) gay.

      • David Walker

        Nah. Dead straight. Just two wild and crazy guys. Later we’d enjoy the straight male bonding between Bevis and Butthead. Pretty much the same brain power but without the bling.

  • jerry
    • Why do heteros always have to shove their lifestyle down our throats?

      • MT YVR

        Because we have no gag reflex?

        Oh. Wait. Sorry, different conversation.

  • Rex

    Is 50 bragging?
    I don’t know how heteros work the math.

  • Ok, let me spell it out for this dingus. It ain’t about sex. This is about consent and more importantly the lack thereof.

    • David Walker

      I’m not sure that a legal beagle could grasp such a concept.

      • Well if you’re sample consist of only Roy Moore and O’Neil, then no they can’t grasp that concept.

  • Robert Adams

    “approximately 50 very attractive females.”

    I’ve noticed the attractiveness of a sexual partner directly correlates with the nearness of last call and one’s blood alcohol level. So keep your descriptors to yourself. We’ll be the judge.

    • Bad Tom

      Everybody’s pretty at 2am.
      ——-
      Until the lights come up.

  • Do Something Nice

    What a man. Now can we get back to discussing how fucked up some men are?

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    50? Thats nothing. Ive been up more man-ass than a proctocologist

  • coram nobis

    Okay, then the dispositive questions still remain:

    1. Were they consenting?
    2. Were they of legal age?
    3. Was this in a neutral (i.e., social) setting, rather than, say, a workplace?

    If so, well, so what, then?

    • Gustav2

      He means he is a legal slut.

      • coram nobis

        So the only question then is whether he fucks his love interests, or fucks the public. If the former, fine. Elect him.

        • Gustav2

          He is not going to win since Cordray is in the race. The D hierarchy, such as it is in Ohio, have been begging him semi-publicly for months to run.

          • coram nobis

            Anything can happen. I’m sure a lot of Wall Street money will hit him with negative ads.

            NARRATOR (Darth Vader tones): Richard Cordray. What do we know about him?
            VOICE 1 (female, over blurry tracking shot of school): Richie doesn’t work and play well with others, Mrs. Cordray.
            VOICE 2 (authoritative male voice): Cordray’s agency is worse for Wall Street than the Nazi invasion of Poland!
            VOICE 3 (Donald Trump): Bad Cordray hates me.Sad!
            NARRATOR: Richard Cordray. On election day, put him where the sun don’t shine.
            ANNOUNCER: Paid for by Citizens Last for Jobs and Growths.

          • Gustav2

            He has enough name recognition in the state to get past that.

      • jerry

        I’d hardly call 50 a slut–from my point of view, any way.

        • Gustav2

          For str8 Midwesterners that is a slut.

          • jerry

            I’d call 50 a number I hit by age 17…

    • (((GC)))

      ^^^ THIS. ^^^

      I’d only add 4. Was he cheating on a partner who was expecting an exclusive relationship?

      • coram nobis

        Oh, right. I forgot about adultery.

        While not a crime these days (as opposed to #1, #2 and maybe #3 on my list above) it can still result in some civil or uncivil action by the other party, which can range from a formal divorce proceeding to a thrown lamp.

        • (((GC)))

          Yup. And it’s up to individuals whether or not they’re ok with various forms of nonmonogamy.

          A sweetie of mine doesn’t want to be a party to cheating; if she’s interested in someone who’s married or partnered, and claims to be available, she’ll want to meet or talk to their partner before hooking up.

    • LaChatSayWha

      Exactly. Was it consensual sex? Great, good for you, humble-bragging pathetic str8 dude.

      The problem is that this moronic asshole is a fucking judge and he doesn’t understand consent. How many predators has he helped & how many victims has he hurt with his ignorant judgements?

      Jesus. This particular 6 month week has felt loooonnng.

  • /

    If you have to pay them afterwards, I don’t think it counts.

  • another_steve

    Oy vey iz mir.

    Somebody kill me.

    Please.

    • PickyPecker

      It’s Friday. Have to wait until happy hour.

      • another_steve

        Happy hour has already started in my household.

        After that last Jesse Jackson post, I needed a drink.

  • Bambino

    Bragging about bedding that many women in public is just an affirmation of what a lousy lay of a douche bag he is.

  • clay

    Margaret Cho: “Always fuck down.”

    By claiming they were “very attractive women” either he’s bragging, or explaining that he either didn’t understand, or want, a long-term relationship.

    • David Walker

      I shall always be deeply indebted to Margaret Cho for making me laugh when I really, truly needed to laugh. It was not an invited audience, but it was kind of haphazardly publicized…the first touring try-out of “I’m the One that I Want.” Jack and I were 3rd row center, By the time she got to, “Hi, My name is Gwen n ah’m here to warrrsh yer v’jyna,” and the constant repetition of it across stage, then walked back to where she was for a lot of the show, and started again, I was sore from laughing. Jack had to check if I was all right and for leakage. God, she was funny. I’d have been grateful to any comedian who could have made me laugh at that point in my life, and I’m sooooooooooo glad it was Margaret Cho. Or maybe it was Gwen warrrshing out my v’jyna.

      • Joe in PA

        Did she do the bit where her mom talks about the movie “Ass Master!”? 🙂

        • David Walker

          Yes, but it was porn magazine. “What is this ‘Ass Master?” And doing several takes of her mom looking at the cover, the pay-off came with mom opening the magazine…and not being able to close it or look away from it.

          • Joe in PA

            Thanks for the correction. That must have been quite a night. 🙂 And I can just see her ‘not look away’ bit. 🙂 I saw the DVD or streaming on Netflix.

          • David Walker

            It was in York, of all god-forsaken non-Broadway places. I later found out she and the production team had no idea what would and wouldn’t be funny out in the sticks, but they also didn’t want a negative reaction to get back to the city. This would have been before on-the-spot internet demolition became commonplace. I think the upshot was that nothing was changed and the original toured.

          • Joe in PA

            LOL, when I first read your comment yesterday, I saw “Lancaster”, now I see “York”…holy hell, YORK? I’m surprised they even have (or had) a venue for her. Did they not see her history? 🙂

          • David Walker

            I know, right? Lancaster, then, at least had the Fulton, but she would have been deemed too vulgar (and foreign-looking at the time) for such a snooty place. York has a now-wonderful theater combination space called The Strand-Capitol, two old vaudeville houses that barely made it through the ’70s. Fortunately, enough people had fond memories of both theaters, practically side-by-side, that The Strand-Capitol PAC came into being. (That was well after Margaret Cho’s near-surreptitious appearance.) The Strand is/was the larger of the two, also the slightly newer of the two, but both were collecting considerable dust. So the Strand decided there were enough fags in the area that they wouldn’t lose money and Cho’s people wanted a certifiably out-of-town theater (and York is most definitely out-of-town).

            The Strand-Capitol is now a performing arts center that any small city would be proud to show off. The Strand is the larger house and tends to present famous people and non-union tours. The Capitol is a much smaller but higher theater. It’s used now for classic films, one- or two-off children’s theater, and wonderful theater organ concerts. The Capitol is as long as the Strand’s lobby…and then the Strand opens up into a marvelous, beautiful space, quite different from when Ms Cho graced its dusty boards. I think the performing arts center itself has suffered a name change, but the theaters are still the Strand/Cap.

            I was the arts TV producer at the public TV station at the time of their remodeling and was invited to the open house, the grand opening of the theater. The publicist, who had been in practically constant contact with me since the announcement of the “open to the community” event, was stunned that I was at the Cho show, so she itemized the changes made several times, not the least of which was the work done to the bathrooms. The men’s room was down a flight of narrow stairs into a somewhat odoriferous lav. No handicap access down the stairs. The women’s room was on the lobby floor and hopelessly small and inadequate for intermission purposes. She promised she’d show me the great improvements made to the women’s room. So we showed up…the reporter, and the shooter, and me…and were graciously greeted and then told that the publicist would be our guide. It was totally fascinating to see the changes in the Strand and to be able to ramble around the Capitol, which I’d never been in. She kept insisting, however, that we visit the women’s restrooms, which I thought was a joke at first, but she kept insisting.

            We ultimately came to the bathroom and she banged on the door, opened the door, and yelled, “Anybody peeing in here?” Some laughs but no affirmative answer. So with great hesitancy my shooter and I inched our way into the Ladies. “Oh, come on,” she said. “We have to do this all the time.” In we went. It was the Taj Mahal of bathrooms. Breathtaking, and not because of the smell.
            There was something like 36 stalls, 18 per side, lining a comfortably wide pathway. There were two sets of multiple basin washing facilities, and, while the room itself was bright, the mirrors at said wash areas were lined with lights like you see around theater dressing room mirrors. The reporter, too butch to go into a women’s facility, sat in the little lobby outside the commode castle until we were through. Our hostess/guide latched onto him immediately and did some fun-shaming. She, in an interview, did say that there was potty parity. She predicted intermission times might actually be 15 minutes rather than 20. And after all that, she asked if we wanted to see the Ladie’s in The Cap. We thanked her but thought maybe not just then.

          • Joe in PA

            Wow, what a great story David. Thanks for all of that. Amazing. Speaking of public TV…at one time we knew a guy that worked at the Harrisburg PBS. We have kind of lost touch. I just looked up the station…he is still there: Michael Greenwald “senior advisor”. Do you happen to know him?

          • David Walker

            I knew Michael very well, but he was the most closeted man I knew. It was one of those “open secrets,” and we all respected him so much that no one brought it up…at least not in front of him while he was having a hissy. But, yes, I knew and liked him very well. And he was even nicer and more fun when he finally came out…selectively, of course…and then voila! He and the boyfriend showed up a show I was running sound for and there was a no-mumble instant introduction. If Mike is still there, he’s probably more honorary or vice president laureate than active employee. There is no denying, however, that no one was more devoted to those stations than he.

      • Todd Allis

        I saw her do that bit at San Jose Pride years ago. Priceless.

  • Robert Adams

    I suppose it’s good to know there are that many merciful women in your area.

  • Henry Auvil

    Trump, Kushner, O’Neill, Moore, Franken… the word “deplorable” keeps darting around my mind. Don’t know why.

    PS. Chagrin Falls is the best place name ever.

    • David Walker

      As a true, former Lancaster (PA) county-ite, I will say that I always liked the trifecta…Blue Ball, Intercourse, Paradise.

      • Joe in PA

        Hmmm, I’m trying to work in “Bird In Hand”. Beaver?

  • Tomcat

    This guy just committed political suicide and is too stupid to realize it.

    • Tomcat

      Or should I say political screwacide.

    • coram nobis

      He revealed at least one identity. That can be a problem.

  • coram nobis

    From The Mayor of Castro Street, where Sup. Harvey Milk takes a date to a Chinatown political dinner:

    “Now, remember, if anyone says one thing to you that is snotty or condescending, you have my permission to say this.” Harvey changed his voice tone into a sprightly conversational cadence. “You say, ‘No, no, no. You’ve got it all wrong. Harvey doesn’t fuck me. I fuck Harvey’.”

  • Lumpy Gaga
  • Bluto

    You’ve gone this far Bill. Tell us how many porkers you’ve had too!
    gawd, men are pigs. Fortunately.

    • David Walker

      I have a straight friend who confessed to me, “I don’t understand you guys. I mean, men? Men are such pigs.” And he hardly seemed like the type who would know.

      • Bluto

        All men are pigs. The honest ones admit it & the polite ones restrain themselves until appropriate.

  • PickyPecker
  • Michael R

    Where is this in the job description ?

  • skyweaver

    Sexual indiscretions are not what is being discussed in the public square, asshole. This is a political and verbal equivalent of a dick pic. Nobody cares how many women you have “bedded”, not even any oppo researchers on the other side unless your sex was with a goat or a hooker. Or a hooker goat. I’m embarrassed this guy is a Democratic candidate

  • Cackalaquiano

    Good grief.

    Why why why do politicians always feel like they have to say something?

  • gary7bnet

    Ewww

  • coram nobis

    All in a day’s work.

    LILY TOMLIN (to audience): That handsome repairman, Vito. You think he and Ernestine have fooled around?
    VOICE IN AUDIENCE (male, definitely so): I used to work with Vito. I know he’s fooled around.
    LILY (as Ernestine): Oh! That Vito! Kiss ‘n’ tell, kiss ‘n’ tell, kiss ‘n’ tell.

  • HomerTh

    Bill, you ignorant slut.

  • Tomcat

    Starting to think only women should be allowed to run for politics and then only ones that have children and make less than $80,000 a year. At least these women might actually care about others lives and families.

    • Bj Lincoln

      Thank you.

  • Keith D Plane

    Well thanks for sharing!

  • Sam_Handwich

    well he’s dumber than a bag of pubes

  • Lumpy Gaga
    • Bj Lincoln

      Never saw the movie. That was funny!

      • shivadog

        I love that movie, It was stupid, but funny.

    • jerry

      Reminds me of drag queens, all taped up, and attempting to use the urinal in the men’s room.

  • Willys41

    On behalf of all hetereosexual males with functional brains: “Please just shut the FK up, you moronic douchebag.”

  • ColdCountry

    1. Sounds like bragging to me. And bragging is almost always exaggerated.
    2. No woman likes a man who kisses and tells.
    3. Nobody cares who you play with unless there is adultery or minors involved.
    4. And most importantly, the latest “feeding frenzy” is not about sexual indiscretions, it is about sexual crimes.

    ETA: And somehow I doubt that they were ALL gorgeous.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Agreed. It reeks of self-congratulatory machismo poorly disguised as feigned mea culpas.

  • Joe in PA

    Good luck with that election…are we sure he’s a Democrat?

    https://i.imgur.com/WuVDYt1.gif

    • Unfortunately. A Republican would never defend Al Franken no matter how much they support the cause.

    • whollyfool

      That is the most beautiful fuckhead I’ve ever seen.

  • Professor Barnhardt

    OT:

    Happy birthday, RuPaul:

    RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960) is an American actor/host, drag queen, television personality, and singer/songwriter. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016 and 2017.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RuPaul

    Hat tip, http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Is that a drunk post?

    • Possibly. He does goes on to talk about weed.

    • Gustav2

      Don’t worry, he won’t win the primary, wasn’t going to…

  • Robert Adams

    Imagine the outrage if a female candidate bragged about sleeping with 50 different men…..

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Ding, Ding, Ding! We have a winner!!

      Exactly right, if a woman made these statements, she’d be branded all kind of names and run out on a rail.

      • Hank

        See the Golden Girls video, below. It will put a smile on those lips of yours!

      • Joe in PA

        Or a gay man for that matter. See, I told you all those gays were promiscuous!

        • Gustav2

          Damn, is that why I never ran for office?

          • Joe in PA

            Slut!

          • Gustav2

            Decades ago, when I was cute.

          • Adam King

            Cute slut!

        • MBear

          50 men? Slow weekend

    • Tomcat

      The loose bitch comes to mind.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    The more I think about this, the less sure I am that this move will sink him. I think he’s intuitively made an appeal for male voters. This is a very risky thing to do in a Democratic primary, and especially this year. But for the last couple days, I’ve had this sinking feeling in my gut that there *will* be a backlash against all the Weinstein-Moore-Spacey-Franken-etc.-etc. non-stop media blitz.

    The problem is that everything is being mixed together. Not by the accusers, but by the frenzied media and also by the attention addicts and pathological trend followers on social media who have jumped on the bandwagon.

  • Tomcat

    O Neill says I guess I just thought I wanted to run for Governor.

  • Dan McPeek

    The women must have suffered from visual impairment!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Gustav2

      What is it with 70 year old men bragging?

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Senility coupled with ED

        • Opinion Sousaphones

          Maybe not so much ED anymore as they all have Viagra and Cialis and who knows what these days. God, but that was tacky. Is this an Ohio thing? It reminds me of a fellow (also a geezer, like me) who quite sincerely approached me as I stood waiting in a small crowd for a bus. In front of all, he patted his shirt pocket and told me that he had Viagra and poppers and was ready to give them a go with me… almost sweet, in that it was so naively inept, but my God! NO! I am not beyond seduction, but my God! NO! I was in town (San Francisco) on business, and he was a tourist in from Ohio. So, is this an Ohio thing? To be honest, I did actually appreciate the honesty of the offer, and I was polite when declining (his naive sincerity deserved at least that much), but an invitation to coffee would have worked a lot better. I guess I am still a bit too New England.

          • Steve Teeter

            Did you tell him that Viagra and poppers are a deadly combination?

          • Opinion Sousaphones

            [Edited to get to the point] I was too tongue-tied to say more than “No, thank you, I have plans,” I do not know exactly how he intended to use those drugs. Perhaps he knew not to combine them in one person.

  • Jon Doh

    Likely all mercy fucks.

  • Bj Lincoln

    If they were ALL consensual then he is just bragging.
    It is but one small example of the kind of thinking that goes on in my home state. I am so glad I escaped!

    • Kelly Lape

      I’m willing to bet they were all consensual (in his head).

    • Gustav2

      HEY!!!!!!

      Afternoon Bj!

      • Joe in PA

        I totally misread that comment. 🙁

    • ColdCountry

      I think that’s the kind of thinking that goes on in the heads of a lot of straight men. It will probably get him their votes, too.

    • LaChatSayWha

      That’s a good question but Humblebrag McDouchebag can’t answer it for us since he obviously doesn’t understand consent, at all. And this arrogant cocksore is a powerful judge.

  • kevin000

    It’s a pity those women had so little taste.

  • sequel

    equivocating past relationships with non-consensual groping. no one cares if he’s had 50. we care that he can’t see the difference.

    • Gustav2

      I don’t think he meant to say that, he is of the generation any sexual past, even for men, was a no go for election.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Putting the “goober” in “gubernatorial”, as it seems. Evidently he’s pursuing a hep, edgy kind of seventh-grade-locker-room campaign.

    • Gustav2

      The second adolescence starts at 70.

      • Tomcat

        I better get some pampers then.

        • MBear

          Can you blow me where the pampers is

          • Tread

            One of my favorite movies and should be required viewing for all liberals so we stop looking like assholes.

          • MBear

            And a youn Jon Favreau. Whoda thunkit?

  • edrex

    who could turn down a piece of that?

  • Kevin Andrews

    The comportment of Senator Al Franken is impeccable and inclusive of Apology first, recognition and acknowledgement of error of his ways. What more could a 30 something ask when she finally spoke up is mid forties. “To save her job.” Kind of says it all.

  • LovesIrony

    pfft…

  • Fuckin’ idiot, why would you brag about that in a time like this?

  • Todd Allis

    I wonder why he didn’t say 50 women. Cause, you know, “women” implies adults, while “females” could be any age.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Bingo

    • boatboy_srq

      “Women” also implies “human,” where “females” could include Cruella DeVille and 49 Dalmations.

      Just saying.

      Although he could have taken that line from The Women seriously and just done something inappropriate with that.

  • JWC

    This Ohio govenor has openned up a very slippery yet necessary slope Abuse in no manner,way, shape or form should be tolerated. The begging questions are as follows: When did it happen What were the circumstances, What are todays prevailing conditions. Most of this is not applicable when the act is NOT consensual. Drugs were involved or an ouvert sexaual outcome was in the works. As to the other questions,When did it happen, Were the people involve at a party, in good spirits, going with the mood. Also understand here, that abuse is not and never has been a one way street. A lot of things we all did then,we probably regret now, but regardless we did then. I doubt most highly there is anyone on this forum that does not fall in this categories Given that the circumstances that were prevalent then may have altered totally now There is very little that can alter that now The third part of that question is a younger person, then , recieving encouragement, from an older and experienced person , being it a hug, cuddle, peck on the cheeck, or whatever was required to advance an option. Is it right , in the changing fortunes of time, to weigh that in gratitude or fault ? That is between the two people involved. If the one feels ,over time, they did not get what they bargained for and now feel negotiations should be reopenned, Viewed opportunity and initiative go hand in hand Crying foul now is realy not the option taking responsibility for ones self is a requirement Humans come in 2 models and believe me use and abuse each other mercelessly There has to be accepted trust somewhere Yes I slept my way to a career. Was I hurt ,No was the other person,NO if fact we became best friends. In a manner of speaking we are all disgustingly humans with far to many “Holier than thou” snowflakes tossed in the mix

  • sdnative1958

    As Joe stated, and is now flying all over the Internet and was reposted in comments on his Facebook page – An earlier version of the post apparently contained enough details to identify at least one of the women:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6ba3e5d304c0739f5c9974d25614bca68ad1ff08f3f5acc84cc6f145caf7d231.jpg

  • bobbyjoe

    It ranged from a gorgeous blonde who was my first true love and we made
    passionate love in the hayloft of her parents barn and ended with a
    drop dead gorgeous red head from Cleveland.

    Dear Penthouse Forum…

    • JAKvirginia

      And they never call! Hmmm… is he One-shot Wonder?

  • Pip

    This kind of response is just stupid. Unless he didn’t get consent of all of the “very attractive females” or said “very attractive females” were under age this is just a pointless humble brag.

  • Frostbite

    sounds like a good christian man to me.. elect him!

  • whollyfool

    Way to miss the point. Did you coerce them?

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Hilarious, sad, and quite disturbing all rolled up in one.
    Edit: If true.

  • ClevelandJim

    Approximately 50, and with that ego, very likely no repeats.

  • Publius

    Precisely zero people were interested in the sexual history of this man. TMI.

  • Paula

    I’ve bedded 50 “attractive” women…………and none of them charged me more that $200 for the night.

  • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

    50 eh? Does that make him a slut? A whore? A strumpet? If men can “sow their wild oats” don’t be calling no hoochie a hoochie unless you want to own up to it yourself.

  • Boreal

    Yay! Thanks dipshit. Republicans will hang on to Ohio.

  • ‘Females’

  • Benny S.

    Je.
    Sus.
    Christ.

  • Treant

    Uh…I mean, I appreciate the candor and all…but…er…

    Words fail.

  • Damn, he needs to realize that BMOC mentality is a thing of the past.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Ok… I don’t like him being dismissive about other peoples abuse/harassment but I say kudos for him. Isn’t this the sex positivity we advocate for?

    • It didn’t feel sex positive to me, more like bragging about his bedpost notches.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Can’t it be both?

    • Treant

      Sex positive is great. I love sex positive.

      This is just crass. I know that because I’m frequently crass…but I’m also not running for office.

      • gaycuckhubby

        I don’t like the idea that only prudes (like me) can run for office.
        I think a swinger should be able to be a congressman, for example. and not have to worry about it coming out and ruining their career

        • Treant

          There would definitely be a problem with that these days–except perhaps in Italy where ex-prostitutes occasionally get elected without any fanfare.

          Democratic Americans tend to want their politicians to be sober, serious people with attention on the issues. The two images are at odds.

          This might fly with the Republicans–although that bragging note might be a problem.

          • gaycuckhubby

            I agree the two images are seen as being at odds. I wish they weren’t

        • CB

          But why make it an issue? Enjoy it but don’t make it part of your public life.

          • gaycuckhubby

            What? That is the opposite of what queer advocates have been saying for decades!

    • whollyfool

      The issue is that he’s directly comparing his (hopefully) consensual encounters to one that wasn’t…. it’s not the numbers, or the bragging or the crassness…. just that he totally missed the point about consent. (Again, hopefully.) 🙂

  • BlindBill

    does he not get the “consent” part of inappropriate sexual behavior?

    • boatboy_srq

      Being entitled-white-male-hetero, probably not.

  • netxtown

    How do they do it? I’m still at 11 & 3/4 after a full 40 years…..

    • boatboy_srq

      Do we want to know how you get fractions?

    • ECarpenter

      You might try a hookup app. It’s not as efficient as being in the right alleyway on the right night of the week in SF long ago, but it works.

  • gaycuckhubby

    I think I’m probably a little bit younger than a lot of commentators here but it’s always jarring for me to hear gay men talk about the sex life of straight people. I feel that we hold straight people to a strange double standard when it comes to sex, we shame them for Behavior that we celebrate.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      I would have to disagree. It’s not that we’re shaming for behavior we celebrate, it’s that he’s bragging, not celebrating. I can and have admitted to having many partners in my life before my husbotter, but I don’t go around saying “I bedded X number of hunky guys” because that would be douchey. It think there’s a subtle difference.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Yeah. He was a bad example. And I didn’t mean to use him as the standard bearer.
        Just a general observation. I feel like we tend to shame straight male sexuality

        • BobSF_94117

          How often does straight male sexuality come up as a topic on this blog when it isn’t tied to some publicly anti-gay, anti-sex right-wing nutjob?

    • BobSF_94117

      You realize people are kidding most of the time, no?

  • Louis Marschalko

    I thot so!

  • Chuck in PA

    Of course, with gay men, the definition of sex could be oral, anal, jerking off, fisting, etc. I mean, if you are the centerpiece in a bukake party, does that count, and who in the room can one be considered having sex with?

  • BobSF_94117

    Well, that was awkward.

  • boobert

    What’s wrong with having relations with 50 women, as long as it was consensual and they were of legal age?

  • boatboy_srq

    Something tells me by the time this is over, we will be thoroughly disappointed and/or disgusted by an entire generation.

  • olandp

    How many moderately to unattractive women were there?

  • As a Het Male, my very low count wasn’t from the lack of trying..

    As Casey Stengel said the problem was the chasing not the catching. As a Het male, we spend lots and lots of time trying to chase. I found most of the time that I found myself in a relationship when I was not looking or not swiping.

  • Friday’s_cat

    O’Neill toots his own horn?

  • Boy Elvis
  • JCF
  • Wynter Marie Starr

    If the sex was consensual, no one cares if your number of partners is 50 or 500.

  • leastyebejudged

    I’m glad women feel empowered to come out as abused.

    I doubt men will be able to do the same for another 10-20 years.

    • SDG

      Stigma…

  • marshlc

    It’s not about the numbers, it’s about the consent, asshole.

  • DaveMiller135

    Stop helping.

  • Hamoverfist

    I’m so glad someone is speaking for the Heterosexual Males™. They’ve been so voiceless. Also men who call women females…. smh.

  • Mike

    Translation: Poor bastard has never had sex without paying for it, and it makes him sad. And now everyone knows.

  • NMNative

    I can hardly believe the large number of men bragging about the huge numbers of men they’ve had sex with.
    Dozens and hundreds, even thousands of men. What a bunch of sluts.
    I didn’t realize I was in such good company. 🙂

    • SDG

      I’ve been with thousands of men/again and again/they promise the moon/they’re always coming and going and going and coming… and always too soon.

  • Gianni

    OHIO: Dem Governor Candidate Brags About Sexual Conquests: I’ve Bedded 50 “Very Attractive Females”…….We’re they blind?