B. Thaddeus Balls is the “token” conservative on this site, the lonely voice of reason amid a vast sea of left-wing lunatics. Young Balls learned self-reliance and a proper work ethic while growing up on the mean streets of the Upper East Side. He has repressed most memories of his time spent as a lad at an upscale all-boys prep school in Connecticut, where he rigorously applied himself in the studies of trickle-down economics, deregulation, and union-suppression. “Old Balls”, as he is now known among friends, is a noted author, speaker, and thespian. He also enjoys imported cigars, fine brandy, the King James Bible, and his collection of 19th century monocles.