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AdLib On January - 2 - 2015
Happy New Year! What better way to bring the new year in than to join a live chat with your fellow Planeteers about the week’s events. Vox Populi begins tonight at 7:00pm PST, hope to see you then!
adlib 7 days ago
hey!
Harleigh

7 days ago
Hey there!
adlib 7 days ago
What’s up Harleigh?
adlib 7 days ago
I just woke up!LOL
Harleigh

7 days ago
In case it was a very long nap, it’s 2015 now.
adlib 7 days ago
HOLY SHIT! You mean it’s not 1975 huh?
Harleigh

7 days ago
Wish it was for some reasons. I would buy so much Apple stock in a few years!
adlib 7 days ago
I’m not 26? hhhmmmmmmm
Harleigh

7 days ago
and microsoft too
Harleigh

7 days ago
And I would warn Dems that Reagan sure could win!
adlib 7 days ago
aw c’mon
Harleigh

7 days ago
Reagun that smarmy b actor? right
Harleigh

7 days ago
We could see Pink Floyd touring on Dark Side of the Moon.
adlib 7 days ago
I got a t-shirt that says ‘I may be old but I got to see all the cool bands’.
Harleigh

7 days ago
My wife came in an told me Elly Mae Clampett just died!
Harleigh

7 days ago
She was 81!
Harleigh

7 days ago
Oh wow…this definitely isn’t 1975!
adlib 7 days ago
Every guy loved Donna Douglas in the 60’s. Original Daisy Duke cutoff jeans!
Harleigh

7 days ago
Happy New Year! Is everyone else out drinking tonight? wink
sabreen60

7 days ago
Hey Sabreen! Happy New Year! I guess, it is the first weekend night after the 1st! The Planet bar is fully stocked though. What can I pour for you?
adlib 7 days ago
Tequila! What else? Oh, the good stuff – top shelf!
sabreen60

7 days ago
With or without worm?
adlib 7 days ago
I hope you enjoyed the holidays!
sabreen60

7 days ago
AdLib – Hold the worm. Thanks.
sabreen60

7 days ago
What’s the convo tonight?
sabreen60

7 days ago
I’m mournin the loss of an old lust cry
Harleigh

7 days ago
Harleigh – would you care to elaborate?
sabreen60

7 days ago
Hey PPO. Happy New Year.
sabreen60

7 days ago
You see that! Sabreen just vanished! and now she’s back,,
Harleigh

7 days ago
Hi, everybody, Happy New year to you all. It’s hust hit 40 C here! HOT!! 105F or therezabouts
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Sabreen Donna Douglas died, elly mae clampett
Harleigh

7 days ago
oh geez PPO
Harleigh

7 days ago
Harleigh – I got the power! No, I accidently clicked on something or other and I haven’t even had anything to drink.
sabreen60

7 days ago
LOL
Harleigh

7 days ago
Oh Harleigh – I’m so sorry for your lost lust.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Yeah, Harleigh, we’re hunkering indoors with the air on. T’storms and a change later.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Harleigh,
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
yeah well me and every guy that was aound back then
Harleigh

7 days ago
Some love is gold, some love is rust, but the greatest of them all is LUST!!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
PPO do you get hurricanes or tornadoes there?
Harleigh

7 days ago
Welcome PPO! Will be right back!
adlib 7 days ago
Harleigh, No Hurricanes ( cyclones) this south, but we do get the occasional tornado, not huge ones like in Tornado ally, but rip-off-the -roof size.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Up in the tropics, H, they do get big cyclones. I was in Darwin in 1974. 2 days after I left for Melbourne, the town was wiped out by Cyclone tracey. God! Its been 40 years since I came to Australia?!!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Hello there. Happy 2015.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
you ain’t missin a thing believe me. I was 25 miles north of where cat 5 Andrew struck 25 years ago and have actually seen a F5 tornado. whoa doggies
Harleigh

7 days ago
Murph is in the House! Happy New Year!
sabreen60

7 days ago
Hey Murph! Happy New Year
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Hey Murph1
Harleigh

7 days ago
Indeed, greetings to Sabreen and PinkPanther from OZ
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Harleigh, You’re either very unlucky, or Very, Very lucky!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Howdy Harleigh
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Murph – If I click my heels together 3 times can I get to Oz?
sabreen60

7 days ago
Sabreen, easier to buy a ticket on QANTAS blush
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Murph, lucky on both counts I think.
Harleigh

7 days ago
Anybody know what QANTAS stands for:
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
PPO smiley
sabreen60

7 days ago
Queers And Nymphomaniacs Training As Stewards!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
I tried that Sabreen and everybody laughed at me in my Ruby Red FM pumps.
Harleigh

7 days ago
Hey all, I’m back! Man, still trying to iron out some things on this new laptop!
adlib 7 days ago
Ad, make sure the iron is plugged in firast!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Sab, clicking your heels together as you board a Qantas flight will do it.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
I remember Hurrricane Hazel. I was really young. But it took down a huge oak tree down the street from my house.
sabreen60

7 days ago
adlib I thought you looked different. LOL
Harleigh

7 days ago
Murph – worried
sabreen60

7 days ago
Coffee time, brb. Dont have it next to the laptop!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Howdy Ad…see you are having lap top problems – saw your comment not to me- and here….ever thus.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
sabreen when and where was Hazel?
Harleigh

7 days ago
Har – DC in the 50’s.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Harleigh, I do look different:
adlib 7 days ago
nice profile
Harleigh

7 days ago
what is your new laptop toy?
Harleigh

7 days ago
I think I’ll call this laptop my iScream.
adlib 7 days ago
LOL
Harleigh

7 days ago
sabreen60

7 days ago
Adlib – iscream – scream
sabreen60

7 days ago
I think I’ll book a flight to the computer repair center on Qantas.
adlib 7 days ago
Sabreen – Yes, that’s about right. Oh, here’s your tequila!
adlib 7 days ago
Thank you AdLib. I will enjoy!
sabreen60

7 days ago
So, just a couple of weeks until the new Republican Congress emerges from the slime.
adlib 7 days ago
Out with Bachmann and in with Ernst.
Harleigh

7 days ago
AdLib – I hope I don’t blow my budget on Tequila over the next 2 years.
sabreen60

7 days ago
I cornered the popcorn futures!
Harleigh

7 days ago
First day of this Congress, passing a repeal of ACA, an approval of the Keystone XL and repealing The Constitution. Or at least 2 out of 3.
adlib 7 days ago
Harleigh – Ernst The Worst?
adlib 7 days ago
Sabreen – I think hard liquor stocks will go up big time in the next year so buy up!
adlib 7 days ago
That’s what they say AD.
Harleigh

7 days ago
Veto! EO’s. That’s what I’m waiting for.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Lots of that Sabreen
Harleigh

7 days ago
What’s the SCOTUS going to do with the ACA?
sabreen60

7 days ago
Oh yeah, Obama has no restrictions on doing what he wants now, no more elections about him. EOs, vetoes and plenty of noogies on John Boehner’s head.
adlib 7 days ago
Sabreen – Just a guess right now but I think the ACA will emerge intact…unless Roberts wants his place in history as the man and court that directly killed and caused the suffering of millions of Americans.
adlib 7 days ago
Sure hope you’re right, AdLib.
sabreen60

7 days ago
death panel Roberts
Harleigh

7 days ago
hi kalima
Harleigh

7 days ago
Dread Pirate Roberts?
adlib 7 days ago
Sabreen – I’m not super confident about that, wishful thinking right now.
adlib 7 days ago
Good article in Wall Street Journal today about an Obama LEGISLATIVE strategy….basically an outreach to a number of Congress folks in both parties outlining action and NOT wating to react…once again taking the initiative. I wonder if he can get his job approval above 50 percent.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
It’s just that I don’t put anything past these Repubs. Even letting their kid stand on the back of a dog. Okay. I know the Tundra Tart is not in politics
sabreen60

7 days ago
hope so murph.
Harleigh

7 days ago
Palib -Bachmann 2016 for jebus! halalujer!
Harleigh

7 days ago
Murph, it may already be above 50%. Gallop has been wrong as well as other pollsters in the past. But then again Americans are so clueless when it comes to the workings of the government. Thanks in large part to an corporate owned media.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Sab- objectively yes but among those in the polling groups?
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Murph – That’s very interesting, hope it’s accurate and works out. And most importantly…I hope Obama doesn’t triangulate though like Clinton and give Repubs a lot of what they want just to pass other things.
adlib 7 days ago
AdLib, I doubt it. If he has done in the past, I don’t see him doing it now. If you look at the record over the past 6 years, he’s come out on top.
sabreen60

7 days ago
ALL- I was at a briefing today re. ACA…..we are ahead of projected enrollments by 7 percent in Mo. and nationwide it is at 5 percent.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Meant “has NOT”
sabreen60

7 days ago
That’s great Murph. I know the Obama Diary had national numbers and the ACA is looking pretty good.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Sabreen – Just like a Repub, proud of stepping on those they see as inferior to help themselves.
adlib 7 days ago
Ad- the poison pills in the CRomnibus do have me worried but he seems to playing this smart.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Sabreen – True, most of the time that’s true but I wasn’t happy with some of the nasty Repub stuff in the budget bill he just signed.
adlib 7 days ago
AdLib, like what?
sabreen60

7 days ago
He could start by taking pot off Sched 1
Harleigh

7 days ago
Murph – That’s great news about ACA enrollment. If the Roberts court does try to kill the ACA, I hope 10 million people who just lost their health insurance will ring the SCOTUS and not let them out until they overturn their ruling.
adlib 7 days ago
Har – Can he do that? Or is that up to Congress?
sabreen60

7 days ago
He can do it
Harleigh

7 days ago
Looks like Grimm’s fairy tale is over. Good. Oops! Shouldn’t have said fairy and Grimm in the same sentence!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Sabreen – It passed a Citigroup provision that makes all of us taxpayers insure their risky derivatives again…the very thing that destroyed our economy.
adlib 7 days ago
PPO – Yep. Now to get rid of Scalise, but his fellow Repubs (especially Boehner) won’t kick him to the curb.
sabreen60

7 days ago
AdLib, I read a really good article about that. I don’t think it’s as bad as some people think. If I can remember where I read it, I’ll provide a link.
sabreen60

7 days ago
scalise = duke the grand wizard
Harleigh

7 days ago
What does it say about that district’s voters that they would waste an election in voting for the guy who was under criminal prosecution?
adlib 7 days ago
Right you are, Sabreen. The GOP is so morally bankrupt, they’d go to the gates of Hell to scratch a vote.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad, betcha Fux Noose didn’t mention that little fact
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Sabreen – I would be interested to read it. Elizabeth Warren said she read it closely and that it was pretty awful. Remember, she led the push against the Cromnibus?
adlib 7 days ago
AdLib, I know. But I’ll not comment on Warren’s comment until I can find the article.
sabreen60

7 days ago
You have to admit, the GOP Congress starting off with a federal criminal in their midst and a closet Klansman in their leadership…sure doesn’t sound like it’s headed for glory.
adlib 7 days ago
Repubs forget that one of the main reasons they were voted out last time they controlled Congress…was the corruption and criminality. An elephant always forgets.
adlib 7 days ago
Ad, the problem is that the US folk are stuck with the cretins for a while. My bet is that the only decent legislation to come will be via Exec. Orders.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
I can’t wait for Ernst to make her mark! LOL
Harleigh

7 days ago
AdLib, Here’s a quicky re the banks. I think the question is would a government shutdown been worth it? This provision, Section 716, required banks to put portions of their riskier derivatives businesses into holding companies. The idea was to separate some of the bank’s riskier trading in things like credit default swaps and commodities into a separate entity not insured by US taxpayers. But banks have balked at the rule since it was passed in 2010. Citigroup, one of the country’s largest banks, wrote a measure repealing the provision, and with help from JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon, managed to get Republicans to include it in the final $1.1bn budget bill.
sabreen60

7 days ago
PPO , yep, Congress is likely a wasteland for 2 years. And while they BS, Obama will act.
adlib 7 days ago
Sabreen – Right, that explains it well. It sounds pretty bad though.
adlib 7 days ago
I’ve also got a problem with the Dems! What the hell are they doing not backing POTUS? thay need a good kick up the arse to get their act together and start doing things as a cohesive group
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
HAHAHAHA good one PPO
Harleigh

7 days ago
sab- good summary of the treachery….a side note..I think that both companies saw a boom on the horizon and they want to b able to take maximum advantage of it…derivatives give them the max.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Harleigh – Ernst will make her mark by whittling a confederate flag into her desk.
adlib 7 days ago
Murph, I vaguely remember, when Pres. Obama was elected, he kicked out load of lobbyists. that doesn’t seem to have worked. I wonder if he could exec order a repeat
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
PPO – Whether some see it as a negative, the loss of most Blue Dogs from Congress means the Dems won’t need to pander to their Repub voters now…and will have far less reasons for opposing or attacking Obama.
adlib 7 days ago
PPO- I don’t think that Obama had much impact on lobbyists but the Dodd Frank Bill did by acting against their wishes…this is the push back from that.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Ad, I see that, but it makes you sick what all pollies will do to remain popular. Not one set of balls among ’em. Maybe Ernst has been busy behind the scenes!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
AdLib et al – Did I hear that in 2016 the Dems will only have to defend 10 Senate seats and the Repubs 24? It was the Senate and not the House, right?
sabreen60

7 days ago
Sabreen – Yes and many of those Repubs are in states Obama won. It is highly unlikely that Repubs will retain The Senate. As for The House, we’re kind of stuck with Repubs cheating their way into control due to gerrymandering. It will be at leaset until 2022 until the redistricting could be reversed and only if Dems control states in 2020.
adlib 7 days ago
Ad Lib….the reality for Boehner is this…..in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 he did not get a single legislative accomplishment to his credit…he had to have Dem votes every time….now he has more GOP in the House but many of them are not HIS….he will continue to need Dems and those Dems are no Blue Dogs No Mo.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
PPO – It is ironic that Ernst got elected over castrating hogs while the Dems showed no balls and lost.
adlib 7 days ago
Murph, hope you’re right
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad, right. will 2 years be enought for some Dems to grow a pair?
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad Lib….the fruits of Democratic apathy, lack of confidence, unrealistic expectations, and poor dicipline in 2012 IS 12 YEARS OF GOP DOMINANCE IN THE HOUSE….someone needs to shove that down the throats of every Dem.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
AdLib, Won’t the census occur in 2020? If so, that’s when re-districting can take place, right?
sabreen60

7 days ago
BRB
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Murph – I wish I knew how to get the American people to stop being so damn apathetic.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Sab…redistricting is drawn up by the Legislatures for 2022 after the 2010 census.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Murph – It does seem that Boehner doesn’t care about his place in history, just his place in power…even if he’s folded so many times, he’s lost most of his power. I can’t imagine him steering towards the Dems and the middle unless he has a gun to his head. And considering TPs, that may be more possible than some imagine.
adlib 7 days ago
Murph, I see.
sabreen60

7 days ago
AdLib, How many Speakers do you know? I’m sure you know more than most. I don’t think Boehner gives a rat’s ass about his place in history.
sabreen60

7 days ago
PPO – Dems pandered in this election because Obama’s numbers were down, that won’t matter in 2016. I think Dems will be very populist in 2016 since the Repubs will have spent 2 years fighting for the 1%.
adlib 7 days ago
time for bed folks! later
Harleigh

7 days ago
Ad-Boehner will need Dem votes again and again..he will have no choice. He may not care for his place in history but if he does not produce he will be pushed to the side.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Sabreen – Many Speakers and Congresspeople have considered their place in history but not Boehner. He will go down as one of the worst and weakest in our history. No accomplishments, fewest bills past, the most useless Congress.
adlib 7 days ago
Night Harleigh!
adlib 7 days ago
Take care Harleigh.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Murph – But the Repubs won’t bush Boehner aside UNLESS he sides too much with Dems for votes. So Boehner is about to live the nightmare he deserves.
adlib 7 days ago
Good night Harleigh!
sabreen60

7 days ago
Er…make that “push”, not “bush”.
adlib 7 days ago
AdLib, I know some care. My point is I bet the average American citizen couldn’t name 3 Speakers if their life depended on it.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Ad- But if the GOP cannot score legislatively then the obstructionist images holds and grows. That is not what they need right now. Until they do something, they can’t mount a case for being able to govern.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
I think that 2015 will lay the GOP wide open to the public and sour them at the sight. Doing bad things in Congress, campaigning to attract the racists, misogynists and extremists in the Repub camp to vote for them in the Presidential primary…Dems won’t have to take the GOP down, they will do an excellent job themselves.
adlib 7 days ago
The MSM made it their priority to go negative on PBO and the Dems were too weak to push back. I really don’t know what we can do about no longer having a Fourth Estate.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Sabreen – Politicians are generally pretty self-centered, they think about how they will appear in history books that they will read. But not Boehner, he’s an underachiever that only thinks about staying in his chair at any price. I’d call him a prostitute but that would be an insut to prostitutes.
adlib 7 days ago
Murph – Well…you know the GOP, they will simply blame Obama and promise that with a Repub President, they can accomplish all kinds of fantasies. I don’t know that the American public is THAT stupid.
adlib 7 days ago
Well the midnight hour approaches. I think I’ll call it a night. Happy New Year, again everyone. Take care.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Ad- He is a low functioning alcoholic and fits the profile very well.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
The GOP relies on Propaganda Propaganda relies on images and emotions, especially fear. It is also uibiquitous. It is everywhere pounding in its message to affirm the choices of those already in line to swing into line those wavering, and to bring those on the line or a bit over it to come to its side. Ignorance and apathy are its allies and go hand in hand with disengagement and manipulation
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Good night Sabreen
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Night Sabreen!
adlib 7 days ago
Murph – Yep, you nailed it!
adlib 7 days ago
Ad…now can we get enough others to see the truth.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Murph – But propaganda only goes so far and so far, judging by the past two elections, the majority isn’t convinced by it. In off year elections it’s successful but not in Presidential.
adlib 7 days ago
Presidential elections without the midterms…..2010! and a lot of opportunity squandered.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Can Repubs spend enough money on propaganda to get a majority of Americans to elect another Bush? I don’t think so.
adlib 7 days ago
The billions of untapped wealth to take over is a very good investment….look at the derivative deal in the Cromnibus…payoff!
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Yep, such a waste but many things have been and continue to get accomplished. True, the wealthy have plenty of control in DC but less so in GEs for President.
adlib 7 days ago
And we cannot leave out the growing control in the state legislatures and governships.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
With a Dem President and Dem Senate winning in 2016, the big deal is replacing a RW SCOTUS member. Even without being able to lead The House, things could change big time in this country with 5 liberals on the court.
adlib 7 days ago
I think that the control of the Senate by the Dems is far from guaranteed.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
The saving grace is that 2020 is a Presidential year, unlike 2010 so Dems could take over states for the next Census and the Repub gerrymandering could be greatly reduced, helping Dems control all of Congress again along with the WH. If that happens again, I would hope they would put the pedal to the metal.
adlib 7 days ago
Murph – Only 10 seats for Dems to defend, 25 for Repubs and a number in swing states? I think they are likely to win The Senate back.
adlib 7 days ago
I have seen state by state breakdowns that are not promising.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
For me, more and more, it is the power of money to shape the electorate and the GOP has that in abundance.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Murph – Maybe so but it is far too early to give up or feel depressed about Dem chances. Could be a huge female turnout for Dems in 2016 which changes many guesses being made now.
adlib 7 days ago
Women voters were fooled in 2014 and money was a key in shaping the message that won the day.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
I’ve read some of these chest pounding articles and they’re all just speculation. Dem turnout was very depressed in 2014 as in most off year elections. The real question is if these pundits genuinely believe the BS they spread.
adlib 7 days ago
And women voters did not turn out in the numbers that they do in Presidential elections. Off year elections reflect the will of a minority.
adlib 7 days ago
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