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AdLib On January - 9 - 2015
A New Year, a New Congress, New Goods and New Bads, so much to talk about, hope to see you tonight for our weekly live chat, Vox Populi!
adlib 7 days ago
The chat starts at 7pm PST! When you arrive, don’t forget to say “Hi!” or “Je suis Charlie!”
adlib 7 days ago
I have to go out for a while my friends,hope to catch you later.I am in the middle of a move too!
beatlex

7 days ago
See you then, Beatlex!
adlib 7 days ago
oh dear, am I alone here?
vegasbabe

7 days ago
Nope, hiya VB!
adlib 7 days ago
How’s your new year coming along?
adlib 7 days ago
AD LIB!! You know, I was thinkin’….about your moniker…..? Wassup with that
vegasbabe

7 days ago
I mean who IS that guy?
vegasbabe

7 days ago
Double meaning. It’s from the movie poster of Brazil.
adlib 7 days ago
I figured out your user name! Ain’t I smart?
adlib 7 days ago
?hmmmm…I don’t get it! Not the movie “Boys From Brazil” right
vegasbabe

7 days ago
Nope. Hold on, I’ll show you a video…
adlib 7 days ago
my user name or my picture? and yes, you are indeed a very smart man as your posts have proven time and again…
vegasbabe

7 days ago
adlib 7 days ago
Je suis Charlie!
glenn

7 days ago
LMAO….dont know this movie Ill have to check it out sometime!
vegasbabe

7 days ago
So what are we discussing tonite? Mitt Romney is seriously considering another run….that should be good for at least a few laughs!
vegasbabe

7 days ago
Here’s the poster:
adlib 7 days ago
Hi Ad, Hi Las Vegas Babe, how’s everyone? Happy New Year, a little late.
glenn

7 days ago
Hey glenn!
adlib 7 days ago
Not late, just in time. Happy New Year to you as well Glenn! Hope all is good where your hailing from!
vegasbabe

7 days ago
This new vox populi is coooooool! I quite like it!
vegasbabe

7 days ago
LVB–which will come first? romney convicted of racketeering charges or a run for the presidency?
glenn

7 days ago
Alas my friend, he’ll never be convicted but on the good side he’ll never POTUS either! be
vegasbabe

7 days ago
LVB–A little cool here in the red state of GA. Lows in the teens, with the wind chill factor, we had a -1 temp yesterday morning. Other than that, I’m fine. How about you?
glenn

7 days ago
Oh dear…don’t make me confess to temps here in LV when you’ve just experienced -1….its…well, embarassing blush
vegasbabe

7 days ago
LVB–maybe he’ll never be convicted, but seriously–he’s going to run for president with racketeering charges hanging over his head? Of course, in teabagistanland, that’s a plus, but seriously? And, the best part is the charges are being filed by a private individual, not the government!
glenn

7 days ago
VB – Yep, I’m 47% sure Mitt will win if he runs again.
adlib 7 days ago
Other than enjoying ur temps, I’m as well as can be expected for an old lady! AdLib LOL
vegasbabe

7 days ago
Looks like CL is in the house, hello dear, how you be?
vegasbabe

7 days ago
Happy New Year everyone! Hope 2015 is off to a good start personally. Hi Vegasbabe!
choicelady

7 days ago
LVB–it’s okay about the temps. I used to live in the Keys and I wasn’t at all embarassed about touting the warm weather!
glenn

7 days ago
Glad you like it, VB!
adlib 7 days ago
glenn – how’s your weather now?
choicelady

7 days ago
Hey CL! How are you doing this evening?
adlib 7 days ago
Tired as usual but hanging in. How are YOU?
choicelady

7 days ago
Glenn well in that case, yesterday it was 72 ! BUT it may rain here for the next three days….yeah right!
vegasbabe

7 days ago
Ad–47% of us say “no to mittro!”
glenn

7 days ago
VB – if you don’t like the rain, send it to CA. We need MORE!
choicelady

7 days ago
glenn – MORE than 47% Just Say No to Mitt!
choicelady

7 days ago
CL I know right!!!
vegasbabe

7 days ago
CL–still cold, but at least the wind has died down. High today was a whopping 41 degrees! Supposed to warm up to the 60’s tomorrow, but then rain and 30’s again on Sunday.
glenn

7 days ago
Hey CL–glad you’re here with your tired self.
glenn

7 days ago
glenn – at least it appears you’ve missed the worst of the Polar Vortex. Middle of the country is teens or even single digits. I’m glad it’s not THAT bad.
choicelady

7 days ago
It’s mild and even warm here in LA…which sounds great until you remember we’re in a long drought.
adlib 7 days ago
Now this new vox automatically tells us where we are hailing from I noticed??? We’re coming up in the world! Before you know it, we’ll all be 1%ers LOL
vegasbabe

7 days ago
AdLib – I do worry. Sacramento is still ahead of normal, but it’s bee dry and will be dry for another two weeks.
choicelady

7 days ago
LVB–glad to hear someone is having some warm weather.
glenn

7 days ago
VB – yeah that’s VOX – jet setters all!
choicelady

7 days ago
Evening all
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Hi SLM – how are you? Hope you’re not freezing!
choicelady

7 days ago
VB – We spared no expense on our new Vox. It can even tell you what your favorite mixed drink is AND mix it.
adlib 7 days ago
Hey SLM–Happy New Year–a little late, but better late than never!
glenn

7 days ago
Beatlex….Edmonton….Canada or UK?
vegasbabe

7 days ago
Evenin’ slm!
adlib 7 days ago
AdLib – ooooh I want a tequila sunrise! Barring that a Bailey’s Irish Cream.
choicelady

7 days ago
Tequila Sunrise coming up!
adlib 7 days ago
AdLib…..looks like I’m gonna need to submit a donation huh? Its probably more than time!
vegasbabe

7 days ago
AdLib – TYVM!
choicelady

7 days ago
Ad–I’ll take the Bailey’s with some decaf coffee, please.
glenn

7 days ago
I’ll have what CL’s having thank you! blush
vegasbabe

7 days ago
Choice – fairly cold in northern MA yesterday was an insane 2 degrees at noon. -4 overnight. getting a bit better. 20s for the weekend and the pats game
sillylittleme

7 days ago
CL–TYVM????
glenn

7 days ago
glenn – One Baileys-Hold-The-Juice coming up!
adlib 7 days ago
VB – I lived in Pawtucket and Lawrence back in the 80s and remember bone cracking cold. You HAVE MY SYMPATHIES!
choicelady

7 days ago
glenn – TYVM – Thank You Very Much.
choicelady

7 days ago
CL dearest, I think you meant that for SLM….I’m in Vegas and have no complaints weather wise a’tole blush
vegasbabe

7 days ago
CL–thanks–I’m really sitting low in my seat tonight–just couldn’t figure that one out!
glenn

7 days ago
Happy New Year – glenn et al
sillylittleme

7 days ago
VB – yes, sorry -I DID mean it for SLM in MA.
choicelady

7 days ago
Good Friday evening, kids! Can’t remember the last time the furnace shut off here on the tundra. How’re you all?
kesmarn

7 days ago
hey kes – experiencing the same here
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Hey Kes! Glad at least you’re staying warm!
adlib 7 days ago
Very good kesmarn, thank you for askin’ and you?
vegasbabe

7 days ago
KES!!! Yes indeed – friends in Y’town are feeling the pain, too. So it makes CA whining about 40s very sloppy.
choicelady

7 days ago
Ad–I see Martin O’Malley is thinking of throwing his hat into the presidential ring. Didn’t someone here on VOX say how much s/he admired him?
glenn

7 days ago
glenn – that’s Sabreen who’s an O
choicelady

7 days ago
Doing well, VB. Not looking forward to the heating bill, but “I’ll think about that tomorrow…”
kesmarn

7 days ago
Sorry – and O’Malley supporter. I’m REALLY glad to see him in!
choicelady

7 days ago
CL whats an “O”
vegasbabe

7 days ago
Hey Kes–I’m trying to stay warm here in GA, too.
glenn

7 days ago
kes – the Scarlett O’Hara approach is always good.
choicelady

7 days ago
It’s worked so far, CL!
kesmarn

7 days ago
VB – hit the wrong key and sent it too soon. See the follow up.
choicelady

7 days ago
glenn – you have enough warm clothes?
sillylittleme

7 days ago
glenn – Yes, and O’Malley’s been talking about it for some time. I’ve heard good things about him, would really be healthy for the Dem Primary to have a variety of sharp, viable folks. Hillary very well may strumble and we’ll need a strong contender as our nom in any case.
adlib 7 days ago
Love the fact that O’Malley commuted those death sentences in MD. Good guy.
kesmarn

7 days ago
AdLib – “strumble”? THAT is a good word!
choicelady

7 days ago
A rumble with a strudel?
kesmarn

7 days ago
kes: YES that was very good on O’Malley’s part!
vegasbabe

7 days ago
kes – even better definition.
choicelady

7 days ago
kes laughing
sillylittleme

7 days ago
SLM–Yes, after three and a half years up here, I have enough warm clothes. I have on my sweat pants, trouser socks, another pair of “footie” socks over those, my slippers, two turtleneck long-sleeved shirts and a sweatshirt, and that’s inside with the heat on!
glenn

7 days ago
glenn: WOW!!!
vegasbabe

7 days ago
glenn – see if you can get your hands on some fleece, less layers, stay warmer
sillylittleme

7 days ago
CL – Whoops! Never play with string when you write stumble. Or eat a strudel.
adlib 7 days ago
glenn – that is almost identical to MY outfit, and that’s with the 40s outside. We are having heating problems and keep the furnace low. My “Merry Christmas” present will be a new H/AC unit. Sigh.
choicelady

7 days ago
AdLib – I’m thinking strudel isn’t the problem. It’s perhaps the libations?
choicelady

7 days ago
CL–I think we have discovered in previous VOX conversations that we are of the same mind, so it doesn’t surprise me.
glenn

7 days ago
I see Sabreen!
choicelady

7 days ago
Maybe it was rum + strudel?
kesmarn

7 days ago
glenn – I do hope you feel all cozy like that!
adlib 7 days ago
Hiya funksands….ah…yeah, why does it say your chatting from the New york police department break room?
vegasbabe

7 days ago
hey harleigh – just in time, I just sparked up
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Funkie’s location changes weekly!
kesmarn

7 days ago
glenn – women of a certain age (cough) are allowed to put comfort over fashion especially when they are alone. And we STILL ROCK!
choicelady

7 days ago
Hello Planeteers! #FreeCommunityCollege smiley
sabreen60

7 days ago
CL – I was drinking shots of Strolie…er…Stolie…
adlib 7 days ago
Harleigh! How are you!
choicelady

7 days ago
Ad–Yup, warm and cozy. The coffee and Bailey’s helps, too.
glenn

7 days ago
Bonjour! Bonsoir à vous tous belles dames!
funksands

7 days ago
hey sabreen and funk
sillylittleme

7 days ago
AdLib – yup. Knew it…
choicelady

7 days ago
Sabreen….YES! I love that idea!
vegasbabe

7 days ago
Merci, Monsieur le Funk!
kesmarn

7 days ago
funk – damn. Are you in Paris? Be careful!
choicelady

7 days ago
I used to cook with wine! Sometimes I put some in the food! WC Fields.
Harleigh

7 days ago
VBabe, its the quietest spot I could find with a wi-fi signal
funksands

7 days ago
Hey, Harleigh!
kesmarn

7 days ago
Harleigh – one of WC’s best lines.
choicelady

7 days ago
Hey Sabreen, Harleigh, Funk….Wow everyone’s coming in so quickly, I can’t keep up!
glenn

7 days ago
Funk – You are the King of Comedy in locations, always a good laugh!
adlib 7 days ago
Glenn, I know right? Good so many planeteers are here anyway!
vegasbabe

7 days ago
Bonsoir Monsieur Funk, et comment ca va?
adlib 7 days ago
LOVE your location, Funk – have they sussed out who you REALLY are?
choicelady

7 days ago
Yes it was my little chickadee. LOL
Harleigh

7 days ago
CL–Yes, we of a “certain age” have to stay comfortable!
glenn

7 days ago
I’m committing a crime just by being here CL, so they are ignoring me.
funksands

7 days ago
glenn – even with my back problems, I wore heels for the first time in 3 years and SURVIVED. It’s giving me confidence again.
choicelady

7 days ago
funk – good thing they’re on a work slowdown or you’d be toast.
choicelady

7 days ago
Hey Sabreen! Yes, I’m very pleased about Obama’s free community college proposition. It would cost a fraction of any war we’ve fought and of course, be a lot more constructive.
adlib 7 days ago
Funk–isn’t the break room pretty crowded–what with all that “work stoppage” and all. Are the cops facing you or have they turned their backs on you?
glenn

7 days ago
funk: HA! Careful there son…..you are in dangerous territory!
vegasbabe

7 days ago
Ad, je ne ai aucun commentaire cochon anglais
funksands

7 days ago
glenn – the NYPD turning backs on Funk might be his best option.
choicelady

7 days ago
CL, they’re all watching the “Bachelor”
funksands

7 days ago
funk – LOL!!!
choicelady

7 days ago
CL–I bought a pair of boots recently with a wedge heel, and I’ve worn them a couple of times, but I always feel as though I’m walking funny in them. Usually can’t wait to get them off.
glenn

7 days ago
glenn – it’s taking off the “killer clothes” that has become the best sensation ever.
choicelady

7 days ago
Glenn, I think I’m in a safe spot! LOL
funksands

7 days ago
Ad/Sabreen – wish he’d expand it to all state and federal owned colleges
sillylittleme

7 days ago
BRB
funksands

7 days ago
SLM – the college issue has to go through Congress. Like THAT will happen…
choicelady

7 days ago
CL–Depends on whom you’re taking them off for!
glenn

7 days ago
SLM – outside of the military academies, I’m not sure there ARE any federal colleges.
choicelady

7 days ago
glenn – for some reason wedges are the bane of my existence. I seem to find my way either face down or on my bottom hugging the ground. angry
sabreen60

7 days ago
CL exactly! But nonetheless, it’s a fantastic idea! I love our Prez!
vegasbabe

7 days ago
glenn – Ohhhhhhh tooo true!
choicelady

7 days ago
Sabreen — sorry, got called away for a bit — great news about the community college plan!
kesmarn

7 days ago
Sabreen – NO ONE can walk in wedgies.
choicelady

7 days ago
True Choice, but we need to do something to educate the boatload of kids…
sillylittleme

7 days ago
VB – I totally agree. It is a wonderful idea. CA had that for several decades, and we were the best educated work force in America. Bring it back nationally!
choicelady

7 days ago
Ah oh, we lost funksands…..given his location I’d call the cops but I think we’d be safer calling ghost busters!
vegasbabe

7 days ago
Sabreen–glad to hear I’m not the only one who can’t wear wedgies. I just though it was too many years of only wearing sandals in the Keys!
glenn

7 days ago
All – I can walk in wedgies. Actually find them better than stems
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Now if we can only get the funding for the community college idea…. :-(
kesmarn

7 days ago
SLM–you are indeed a special woman!
glenn

7 days ago
SLM – even with that, there will be huge populations that don’t benefit which is why I’m working on worker ownership of business. I’m the point person in CA for 1worker1vote, the US Steelworkers/Mondragon Coop Corporation US initiatiave. You can check it out at 1worker1vote.org
choicelady

7 days ago
glenn – no just short, wedgies were always preferable…
sillylittleme

7 days ago
SLM – you CAN? Wow – I am impressed.
choicelady

7 days ago
slm – I watched/listened to PBO’s speech in TN. The Repub governor and legislative have initiated the free 2 year community college program. Senator Lamar Alexander (R) was in the audience grinning from ear to ear. However, he later said the community college thing is good for “individual states” but not on the fed level. Republicans will be Republicans.
sabreen60

7 days ago
people just laugh and point when I wear my wedgies or stems! laughing
Harleigh

7 days ago
Sabreen, Kes–I admit I didn’t read the whole article, but from the headlines I read, I thought the community college funding was paid for somehow. Maybe I’m just doing “republican” math.
glenn

7 days ago
“legislature”
sabreen60

7 days ago
Sabreen – I heard about the TN effort. But of course Alexander doesn’t get that it IS a state initiative just funded nationally.
choicelady

7 days ago
thanks choice – its about time employees got a bigger cut of the profits
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Harleigh–but, which do YOU prefer?
glenn

7 days ago
SLM – they would get ALL the profit as the owners.
choicelady

7 days ago
uh my gold sandals LMAO
Harleigh

7 days ago
choice – even better
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Harleigh..hee-hee-heee
vegasbabe

7 days ago
blush
funksands

7 days ago
Harleigh–be sure you don’t wear your gold sandals with your silver choker. You know that is a serious faux pas!
glenn

7 days ago
And unlike Employee Stock Option Plans, every person, janitor to CEO, gets ONE vote. Different amounts of pay and money but only ONE VOTE on how the company runs.
choicelady

7 days ago
How about Obummer and his COMMIE UNITY Colleges??
funksands

7 days ago
Sabreen – Lamar also said that cures for cancer are fine for individual states but not as national policy.
adlib 7 days ago
funk – we were just celebrating the community college issue. Catch up dear.
choicelady

7 days ago
Ad–lamar really didn’t say that, did he?
glenn

7 days ago
funk….you tryin’ to start somethin’? LOL
vegasbabe

7 days ago
Choice – awesome, I’ll checkout the site later
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Damn….
funksands

7 days ago
AdLib – I can imagine Lamar saying just that!
choicelady

7 days ago
Hey! Did you all see I’m in the NYPD break room??? Huh?
funksands

7 days ago
funk – yes, dear. We saw….
choicelady

7 days ago
Andy Borowitz said that the community college plan was an Obummer plot to make Americans smarter, according to GOP sources. Nefarious.
kesmarn

7 days ago
How bout that Iraq War? Crazy huh?
funksands

7 days ago
funk – I no longer see you, did you move?
sillylittleme

7 days ago
AdLib – Well there you go. At least his idiocy is consistent.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Last summer on a dare I wore a Speedo out on Hollywood Beach! Hundreds, mostly Canadians, went temporarily blind. LOL
Harleigh

7 days ago
kes – yup. Evil doin’s making people smart. That damned Obama.
choicelady

7 days ago
Kes–OMG–we can’t have America smarter. Who would vote for republicans? Damn that Obama.
glenn

7 days ago
funk – forget it, there you are
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Funk, Tippecanoe and Tyler too!
kesmarn

7 days ago
Kes, instantly conservatives “decoded” the Presidents message to mean “free college for Obama phone recipients”
funksands

7 days ago
Harleigh! So YOU are the reason for the temporary Canadian eye black out. Wow.
choicelady

7 days ago
Here we are together SLM. Don’t ever forget
funksands

7 days ago
They’re quick, those conservatives!
kesmarn

7 days ago
funk – spot on
sillylittleme

7 days ago
kes – can’t put nothin’ over on them conservatives, nope.
choicelady

7 days ago
Kes, dawn is just a government false flag for impending dark
funksands

7 days ago
It’s all a huge plot.
kesmarn

7 days ago
Conservatives are like banks. The only people that deserve any money are those that don’t need it.
funksands

7 days ago
Kes–OOOhhhh, good one! sunglasses
glenn

7 days ago
I hate stupid. I really do
sillylittleme

7 days ago
funk – impending dark? GREAT. That’s right up with’preborn babies’. With that attitude, we’re all just ‘predead’.
choicelady

7 days ago
Choice – aren’t we though?
sillylittleme

7 days ago
I was just joking. But Lamar did say that preventing hypocrites was fine for individual states but not federally.
adlib 7 days ago
CL, you are catching on…
funksands

7 days ago
“That’s Hedley”
funksands

7 days ago
Well slm you must really hate Ms. Graham who said the Paris terror attacks are Obama’s fault.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Ad – keep ’em coming
sillylittleme

7 days ago
SLM – indeed which means we should not bother working, spending, being good citizens. Just plan our funerals and be done with it.
choicelady

7 days ago
sabreen – she is such a drama queen
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Funk – laughing
adlib 7 days ago
Funk – second what Ad said
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Choice – scream
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Choice, capitalism gives us all the best opportunity to buy the best damn funeral possible.
funksands

7 days ago
funk – that’s what makes America GREAT. Good funerals.
choicelady

7 days ago
One GOP candidate from Arkansas said that this country was founded by wealthy men who had all the authority and represented the rest of the people. That was his definition of democracy. Why did we bother with that whole Revolution thing, then. Dang! We had a perfectly good monarchy going already.
kesmarn

7 days ago
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funksands

7 days ago
So are freedom fries called french fries again?
sillylittleme

7 days ago
CL – Have you seen the movie “Sunset Limited”. You sound like “Black” (Tommy Lee Jones)
sabreen60

7 days ago
Sabreen–Everything is Obama’s fault. Except, of course, the improving economy, the falling unemployment rate, and the falling uninsured rate. All of those things are due to the gop’s stellar stewardship of the last six years, according to the turtle.
glenn

7 days ago
Damn, can’t remember how to post a picture.
funksands

7 days ago
Sabreen – no I’ve NOT seen that. I’ll try to get it!
choicelady

7 days ago
glenn – yes, I loved Miss Graham’s attemtp to usurp all credit for PBO’s work. He must have been an obnoxious little boy/girl stealing other kids’ homework and cheating off their tests.
choicelady

7 days ago
Funk – Just cremate me and put my ashes in a tupperware container.
sabreen60

7 days ago
choice – you so bad
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Ad, that’s awesome.
funksands

7 days ago
glenn, Mark Shield was mocking Yertle the Turtle tonight for saying that the American people had spent 59 months anticipating a GOP Congress — thus the economic improvement last fall.
kesmarn

7 days ago
Sabreen, you get a filthy 3-day bender from me. I’ll be hungover for weeks.
funksands

7 days ago
Sabreen – I have Tupperware! I’ll come get what’s left of you! If I’m deceased, I’ll make sure you’re my heir.
choicelady

7 days ago
Kes–I beg to differ with that goper. This country was founded by slave owners who yearned to be free.
glenn

7 days ago
kes – that is TOO FUNNY!
choicelady

7 days ago
glenn – oh the humanity! Slave owners kept imprisoned by their imprisoning. Oh woe!
choicelady

7 days ago
glenn, you’re right! You’d think — being from Arkansas — he’d know that historical fact.
kesmarn

7 days ago
kes – another loon heading up a segment of congress
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Funk stuck_out_tongue
sabreen60

7 days ago
Kes–love Mark Shield’s response to the turtle’s comments!
glenn

7 days ago
funksands

7 days ago
You guys see this? Koalas with burned paws from Aussie brushfires cry
funksands

7 days ago
Even koalas need a mani-pedi now and then…
kesmarn

7 days ago
Funk–I did see that picture. All I can say is awwww!
glenn

7 days ago
funk – how sad
sillylittleme

7 days ago
poor things
Harleigh

7 days ago
Solution?
funksands

7 days ago
kesmarn

7 days ago
CL – Okay. I’ll change the arrangements. I was going to let hubby keep my ashes in his gym bag cuz it’s not being used for anything else.
sabreen60

7 days ago
funk – chocolate?
sillylittleme

7 days ago
funksands

7 days ago
Sabreen–your hubby can keep your ashes in the tupperware container in the gym bag.
glenn

7 days ago
Koalas with Mittens!!!
funksands

7 days ago
Sabreen – his gym bag? Oh, honey you deserve SO much more – Tupperware for sure!
choicelady

7 days ago
Yay!
funksands

7 days ago
glenn – perfect compromise – Tupperware in the gym bag. Bam.
choicelady

7 days ago
Hey Pink
sillylittleme

7 days ago
funksands

7 days ago
kes – It’s just amazing how they have the nerve to say “the stupid”. They want credit for doing nothing.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Couldn’t resist
funksands

7 days ago
funk – LOVE the koalas!
choicelady

7 days ago
Hi, everybody, will be hopping in and out, so pls excuse. Taking care of koalas!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Speaking of koalas, anyone know where PPO is? Is he still abroad for his brother’s funeral?
glenn

7 days ago
Acually pesky possums!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
PPO – you and funk are on a koala bender tonight!
choicelady

7 days ago
glenn – he’s snuck up on you…
choicelady

7 days ago
You can send tiny cute mittens to koalas via this organization https://www.thedodo.com/koala-mittens-bushfire-sewing-920651467.html
funksands

7 days ago
Hi Pink!
funksands

7 days ago
OMG–PPO–As you can see, I was just asking about you, and here you are!
glenn

7 days ago
Thanks for that Funk
sillylittleme

7 days ago
glenn, I’m right here in MEL, couldnt go to my brother’s funeral. Another bro. represented us
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
funk – I absolutely love the photo of the koala with the firefighter giving it water. But I am SO SORRY this is happening AGAIN.
choicelady

7 days ago
Hey, PPO!
kesmarn

7 days ago
PPO – I did not know your brother had died, and I am SO sorry.
choicelady

7 days ago
PPO–glad you’re here with us. How are you doing?
glenn

7 days ago
Pink, knows its all the time every year now
funksands

7 days ago
PPO, so sorry to hear about your brother.
kesmarn

7 days ago
CL and kes, please don’t worry. It happened mid-Nov.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
PPO – we still feel for your loss.
choicelady

7 days ago
Oh! I think I recall your having mentioned it then. I was afraid you’d lost another family member!
kesmarn

7 days ago
BRB, folks.
glenn

7 days ago
sorry too PPO
Harleigh

7 days ago
thank you CL, still grieving, but carrying on.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
PBO holding koala:
sabreen60

7 days ago
I’m here late, so has anyone commented on the takedown of the 3 french terrorists?
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Even though it’s blank, click on it.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Hiya PPO!
sabreen60

7 days ago
PPO – not yet, but I’m still reeling from the horror of the whole thing. I was stunned seeing CHILDREN running from the market.
choicelady

7 days ago
Sabreen, this is how I want to have my funeral go.

funksands

7 days ago
So sorry PPO. I did not know your brother had passed.
sabreen60

7 days ago
funk – A Monty Python funeral? Perfect.
choicelady

7 days ago
Putin holding reluctant Koala, which pissed on him!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
PPO – that is simply perfect. So much for the manly man, Putin.
choicelady

7 days ago
PPO – what is the sense of things in Australia? Do you have much of a Muslim presence there? I hope there is not backlash and retaliation.
choicelady

7 days ago
That koala looks terrified.
kesmarn

7 days ago
I had to pop away for a moment, I come back, there’s koalas everywhere!
adlib 7 days ago
AdLib – koalas bloomed in your absence.
choicelady

7 days ago
BTW, hey PPO!
adlib 7 days ago
Funk – You. are. insane. thumbsup
sabreen60

7 days ago
Sabreen – I.Totally.Agree. Love you, funk, but you’re weird. It’s your charm though.
choicelady

7 days ago
CL – That’s what I/m talking about, them bloomin’ koalas!
adlib 7 days ago
CL, well we had the hostage situation a few weeks ago when the gunman killed 2 people, but got taken down, rather like how the Kosher-deli guy was. We have a large Muslim population, not as large as some countries, but they’re 99% nice, law abiding people, with the usual few ratbags spoiling it for them.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
PPO – we held a vigil with the Muslim community here for the people in Australia and the children in Pakistan. The Muslim community is heartbroken by both events. I am so sorry for that happening to you all!
choicelady

7 days ago
Large Muslim population here in northwest Ohio too, PPO. Very wonderful people and have been here for generations. They’re sick about all this.
kesmarn

7 days ago
Now everyone’s getting into the act!
adlib 7 days ago
Holy Crap!!!
funksands

7 days ago
kes – the Muslims in CA have spoken out strongly against ISIL, against violence, against terrorism. Very little of what they say gets reported, but I’ve stood with them at events and spoken there, and they are devastated by it all.
choicelady

7 days ago
LOL
funksands

7 days ago
how do you post pics?
Harleigh

7 days ago
Harleigh – I believe it’s magic that lets photos get posted. I’ve not figured out any other answer.
choicelady

7 days ago
“Open image in new tab”, copy link, paste link into comment box
funksands

7 days ago
AdLib – That’s the picture I tried to get.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Right, CL! The local Muslims say that everyone criticizes moderate Muslims for failing to speak, out. But they do! As you say, it just doesn’t get reported.
kesmarn

7 days ago
Cl, that’s what is happening, I think, all over the world, but Good Muslims don’t get any press. every Islamic leader in Eurpoe has condemned the ‘barbarians’ who did this.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
goin to watch bill maher, have a great week everybody
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Harleigh – Just paste the link to a graphic and it automatically embeds. Make sure the link ends with a graphics name like .jpg or .png , that means you’ve got the correct link.
adlib 7 days ago
kes – I see the failure to report the Muslim real voice right up there with failure to report PBO’s accomplishments.
choicelady

7 days ago
Night slm, have a great weekend!
adlib 7 days ago
SLM – have a wonderful week, too. Bye!
choicelady

7 days ago
funksands

7 days ago
Totally agree, CL. It doesn’t bleed, it doesn’t lead.
kesmarn

7 days ago
funk – I prefer the koalas.
choicelady

7 days ago
CL, yes, that horrible left-wing media!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Like this beautiful picture of the upcoming Bush Clinton election
funksands

7 days ago
PPO – LOL!!!
choicelady

7 days ago
Good night slm.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Bill just told Dubya that Poppy Bush is Bill’s real dad there.
kesmarn

7 days ago
bye, SLM
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Night SLM
funksands

7 days ago
Funk – Are we supposed to caption the picture? I will in any case: “Jeb Bush is running for President?”
adlib 7 days ago
AdLib – perfect!!!
choicelady

7 days ago
G’night, SLM!
kesmarn

7 days ago
Nice onw
funksands

7 days ago
“one”
funksands

7 days ago
BRB
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Does anyone really think Americans want another Bush as President?
adlib 7 days ago
Mitt said he’s running again.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Wind chill is now -15 F here. Just in case anyone wants to know… cry
kesmarn

7 days ago
AdLib – Jeb thinks Americans do.
choicelady

7 days ago
Kes–brrrr
glenn

7 days ago
kes!!!! Batten the hatches!!! Minus 15???? That’s insane!
choicelady

7 days ago
Sabreen wow! That’s unusual
funksands

7 days ago
Or Kes, or whatever…
funksands

7 days ago
Oh kes – I’m so sorry. Humans are not suppose to live in those temperatures, IMO.
sabreen60

7 days ago
We just had a Bush, one President ago and it didn’t work out too well. And Jebby thinks people are saying, “If only we could go back to the good old Bush days when I lost my savings, house and job! Now those were the days!”
adlib 7 days ago
Sabreen – Mitt is also being touted as a replacement for Barbara Boxer in the Senate in 2016. Pinup Boy Brown is apparently considering moving here to run, too.
choicelady

7 days ago
Ad–do shrubs only “bloom” every eight years?
glenn

7 days ago
I sure hope not, AdLib! (On the question of another Bush prez). Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on us. Fool us three times and we are declared certified masochists.
kesmarn

7 days ago
CL – Surely you jest!
sabreen60

7 days ago
glenn – if they bloom every 8 years, can we bring in the Round Up every 7th year?
choicelady

7 days ago
Sabreen – nope. Those two names are being floated as Boxer’s ‘replacement’.
choicelady

7 days ago
CL – That’s pretty ridiculous. Do they not understand CA is a dark blue state that doesn’t like phonies?
adlib 7 days ago
Kes–I think we’ve been declared certified masochists already. Hence….the republican congress.
glenn

7 days ago
“In a world gone mad, 1 man takes it upon himself to drag us into Iraq 1…..more….time..
funksands

7 days ago
CL–round-up sounds good to me!
glenn

7 days ago
glenn – I believe it’s the same for turd blossoms.
adlib 7 days ago
Funk – I heard Mitt is looking for a campaign manager. You interested?
sabreen60

7 days ago
You know it! I’ll do a GREAT job for him!
funksands

7 days ago
AdLib – dark blue? Not so much as we’d hope. GOP made some gains in state legislature. And we DID have Arnold! So never take it for granted.
choicelady

7 days ago
When does Boxer step down?
funksands

7 days ago
I will wreak havoc if Scott Brown moves here. I promise that.
choicelady

7 days ago
HA!
funksands

7 days ago
Kes – It just ain’t gonna happen. Bush won’t even win the Repub primary, he’s way too old school elitist-posing-as-populist. Huckabee and Cruz will tear him apart.
adlib 7 days ago
funk – she will be done 2016. Because it’s a prez election year, no GOP has much hope, but Feinstein is midterm – 2018, and that’s the one to worry about.
choicelady

7 days ago
That’ll be fun to watch, AdLib!
kesmarn

7 days ago
AdLib – who will be the most likely candidate in 2016 for GOP nom?
choicelady

7 days ago
CL, you think Kamala will run for her seat?
funksands

7 days ago
Funk–I believe Boxer’s term is up in 2016–she says she isn’t going to run for re-election, and since we’ve already had congressional elections, I”m assuming her term will be up in two more years. However, you know what they say about those who assume.
glenn

7 days ago
CL – Ahnold won the first time with a small percentage of the vote and did win the second time against a truly awful and weak Dem but he ran as a liberal Republican. Something that neither Romney nor Brown could do.
adlib 7 days ago
glenn – you’re correct, but it’s the 2018 vacancy I worry about. Until Dems actually understand they MUST VOTE, we are vulnerable.
choicelady

7 days ago
Meg Whitman’s revving up her ATM card as we speak
funksands

7 days ago
And her credit limit is “Infinity.”
kesmarn

7 days ago
AdLib – Arnold got 18% of the total eligible vote, but that is ALL who voted at ALL in November! Dems suck at midterms, and if Feinstein retires at age 85, it will be serious.
choicelady

7 days ago
Funk – Geez! They’re coming out the woodwork.
sabreen60

7 days ago
funk – OMG please do NOT bring up Whitman or I’ll bring up dinner.
choicelady

7 days ago
CL – That’s a good question. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the syndrome we saw last time, where one after another Repub candidate was hot then not. It seems like a Wheel of Fortune thing this time but I find it very hard to see how anyone who doesn’t espouse far right rhetoric will win it. That ;et’s Jebby out.
adlib 7 days ago
AdLib – I[‘m just thinking Jebbie will capitulate to the Right to secure the nom.
choicelady

7 days ago
CL–You know, I thought Dems understood how important it is to vote in midterms after the 2010 elections, but this past November proved me wrong. However, I’ve seen a couple of articles talking about how the progressives are trying to take back the Dem party, so maybe there is hope. I do think Dems have to get out and tout their accomplishments, instead of running from them and letting the repubs set the narrative.
glenn

7 days ago
Sometimes I wonder if Ohio Gov. John Kasich will end up being the dark horse nominee…
kesmarn

7 days ago
Ben Carson said “millions” of people want him to run. expressionless
sabreen60

7 days ago
Funk – I hjave heard that Kamala may run for that Senate seat. CL can give you a little background on her, she is very popular but has her issues. Still, she would beat any Repub.
adlib 7 days ago
In what country, Sabreen? wink
kesmarn

7 days ago
Scott Walker is going to run. He’s very very popular with the wing nut AND far right base
funksands

7 days ago
Ad, I think Gavin would save himself for Governor wouldn’t he? That’s a better stepping stone to President than Senator right?
funksands

7 days ago
I hope that drag out that audio of Walker’s phone conversation with the phony “Koch brother”…
kesmarn

7 days ago
Sabreen, he’s right. Me included!
funksands

7 days ago
Palin-Bachmann 2016 for jebus!
Harleigh

7 days ago
kes – In Carson country that happens in his head.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Funk – Yes, heard that same thing and I think that makes a lot of sense, Gavin would be hard to beat for Gov and he’s been laying that path for a while.
adlib 7 days ago
Funk–isn’t little scotty still running from criminal charges? Or, has he managed to throw all his subordinates under the bus?
glenn

7 days ago
Harleigh, I’d donate to that campaign just to help get it off the ground!
funksands

7 days ago
LOL! Sabreen!
kesmarn

7 days ago
Well greetings Planeteers…..
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Glenn, not sure. I don’t see anything serious arising from his current issues.
funksands

7 days ago
MURPH!!!!
choicelady

7 days ago
Hey, Murph!
kesmarn

7 days ago
Murph!! I was just going to ask about you. Are you staying warm?
glenn

7 days ago
Is it true that Palin’s wearing a coat made of orphans and claims it shows how you can make something that’s worthless, worthwhile?
adlib 7 days ago
CL, I’m wondering how much we are underestimating the effect of voter suppression in the last election
funksands

7 days ago
hey murph
Harleigh

7 days ago
I will go on record now and say ANYONE supporting Kamala Harris is making a HUGE mistake. She is a fraud, a showboater, and a duplicitous enemy of justice.
choicelady

7 days ago
20 million more people voted for a Democrat for Senate than a Republican
funksands

7 days ago
Ad–Naw, the palindora box of lunacy is running on a dog sled!
glenn

7 days ago
CL, Ooo now you have me curious!
funksands

7 days ago
Hi Choice. Hi Kes, Hi Glenn, Hi Harleigh…cold, cold, cold here, ice storms this weekend. Fighting the battle of bursting water pipes
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
kes – I had forgotten how he got punked. I’m sure some enterprising Dem will tweet it.
sabreen60

7 days ago
funk – suppression was HUGE but NOT in CA, and only 18% of eiligable voters voted.
choicelady

7 days ago
Hi Murph!
funksands

7 days ago
lowest turnout since 1943
Harleigh

7 days ago
Hi funk.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Harleigh, is that true? Wow
funksands

7 days ago
funk – she is not trustworthy. I’ve dealt with her directly, and she is a horrible person.
choicelady

7 days ago
Good enough for me.
funksands

7 days ago
I read the same statistic, Harleigh!
kesmarn

7 days ago
Funk – Voter suppression was both plotted and voluntary last year. In 2016, I think many will turnout for Dems…they’ll have lived through 2 years of a Repub assault in Congress, they will be very motivated then.
adlib 7 days ago
Hiya Murph!
sabreen60

7 days ago
Hey Murph!
adlib 7 days ago
AdLib – suppression was not a factor in CA. And yet it was JUST as awful here.
choicelady

7 days ago
Hello Sabreen and Ad Lib….
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Harleigh – Kinda hard for Dems to be excited when the main theme Dems ran on is how much the Dem who was President sucked.
adlib 7 days ago
Funk–although those figures are true; it’s also true that because small states have the same representaton in the Senate as large states, that 20 million figure does not necessarily say that there was something “wrong” with the election. That’s why Dems do better in Presidential elections because it’s country wide instead of individual states.
glenn

7 days ago
CL – I remember PBO saying in 2010 not to give the keys back to Repubs. Maybe he needed to explain what he meant. That not voting IS giving the keys back.
sabreen60

7 days ago
AdLib – i cannot get over the rejection of this successful president. Had they embraced his accomplishments instead of fleeing they’d have won.
choicelady

7 days ago
Glenn, you sound like you went to one of them there COMMIE UNITY Colleges!!
funksands

7 days ago
CL – That’s what I just suggested to Harleigh, Dems ran on nothing, none of the successes of Dems and Obama, just on hating Obama. I think that made Dems stay at home all over.
adlib 7 days ago
adlib – no shit…. grimes could not even admit she voted democrat!!! are you kiddin me??
Harleigh

7 days ago
Sabreen – told a friend his NOT voting is accepting the GOP, and his answer is that they’re both the same.
choicelady

7 days ago
I hear that all the time too, CL.
kesmarn

7 days ago
This is terrible to say, but I think a lot of Dems are secretly relieved to be in the minority again.
funksands

7 days ago
Harleigh – a wise woman (Grimes isn’t) would have made hay out of Mitt instead of refusing to say she voted for PBO.
choicelady

7 days ago
Can you elaborate, funk?
kesmarn

7 days ago
Funk–guilty as charged. Started out in one of them Commie Unity Colleges!
glenn

7 days ago
CL – I read that a fair number of people when asked couldn’t name the Vice President. So….
sabreen60

7 days ago
funk – there is a ‘victim mentality’ among Dems, yes.
choicelady

7 days ago
Too many elected Democrats don’t seem comfortable using and wielding political power. They seem to prefer the opposition role. Just an impression
funksands

7 days ago
Sabreen – I’m less worried about that VP ignorance. It was true when I was a kid in the 50s, too.
choicelady

7 days ago
Funk – The sad thing about the dynamics of politics is that it is easier to be the minority that can attack 100% of the time for all that’s wrong in the country and blame the majority, they love running on, “Kick the bums out and elect us, we’ll fix everything.” Then when they’re the majority, the tables are turned.
adlib 7 days ago
funk – the Congressman who represents the district where my office is is one of those Dems who voted to overturn Dodd-Frank and kill ACA. He’s a jerk but DID get re-elected.
choicelady

7 days ago
Ad, et al–I am so pissed off at those cowardly Dems who ran away fromthe POTUS and Dem accomplishments. Grimes especially. I hope Grimes never runs for another office. I thought she could really have beaten the turtle, instead she turned out to BE the turtle herself.
glenn

7 days ago
Funk….I know one Dem who is happy to be in the minority, Barack Obama….
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Ad, true. But the GOP seems very comfortable in that role.
funksands

7 days ago
A woman made the comment that she’s not getting much of a cost of living raise because of President Obama. Someone said that it’s Congress who made the decision. Then this woman said well it was more before Obama became President. She didn’t know that we had a Dem Congress from 2006. People are clueless.
sabreen60

7 days ago
AdLib – I think that’s the most insightful comment I’ve read. It’s easier to be out and a naysayer than actually govern. Well done!
choicelady

7 days ago
cl grimes was a big dissappointment
Harleigh

7 days ago
CL – I’d say there was more of a “coward mentality” beneath the “victim mentality”. Nothing is more disheartening to Dem voters than seeing their candidates shiver in fear and co-opt the Repub message in desperation. Have a spine, Dems, no one supports wimps.
adlib 7 days ago
Harleigh – she sure was!
choicelady

7 days ago
Murph, his constraints seemed to have melted away. One day there will be a Democrat who will learn that lesson while in the majority and govern like it.
funksands

7 days ago
AdLib – yup. I’ll buy the coward mentality.
choicelady

7 days ago
Do you think Dems are perpetual hippies, maybe? Always anti-authority? (Even when they hold the authority?)
kesmarn

7 days ago
Ad–and that’s exactly the problem the repubs now have. They now have to govern, and have started out by trying to make Social Security look insolvent, so they can “fix” it.
glenn

7 days ago
CL – I meant if they don’t know who the VP is how are they going to know how the government works.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Kes, you are skirting around a truth there somewhere
funksands

7 days ago
Sabreen – we no longer know how democracy works. The end of Civics was the end of intelligent voting and citizenship.
choicelady

7 days ago
Here is somthing that should shake us all up: a GOP insider friend (who hates where his party is going) told m that the big buzz right now at the state level is about FIXING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE…TIE ELECTORAL VOTES TO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS!!!!
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Thanks CL!
adlib 7 days ago
Murph – we already had that effort in CA to do proportional Electoral college distribution. Horrible.
choicelady

7 days ago
lots and lots of dems are stoners! Why just today I was a a stop sign over two hours waiting for it to turn green.
Harleigh

7 days ago
Harleigh – LOL!!!
choicelady

7 days ago
When you add the perennial circle firing squad mentality to that (where we always attack our own), that is pretty disheartening…
kesmarn

7 days ago
Murph–the “fixing” of the electoral college has been floating around for a while now. But there’s no doubt in my mind that this gop congress will try very hard to get something passed for that, especially since they have already gerrymandered all the districts.
glenn

7 days ago
Yep Murph, I said a few years ago that the biggest race in America is the race for the GOP to bar the barn door before they can be permanently removed as enemies of the state
funksands

7 days ago
FUNK- I think that Obama’s people told the losing Senators that running away from THEIR record, the Dem record, is bringing disaster on their campaigns..and when they lost I don’t think obama had many kind words for any of them.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
kes – there is also the circular firing squad of always reading one another’s ‘analyses’ and never learning anything new.
choicelady

7 days ago
Murph, I don’t think the President has said a damn word to them
funksands

7 days ago
Harleigh, that would explain the slow walk to the polls in November… LOL!
kesmarn

7 days ago
Murph, funk, why the hell should he?
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Good point, CL.
kesmarn

7 days ago
Funk–speaking of enemies of the state, anyone know why the “liberal” press didn’t cover Ms Graham’s statement that s/he would follow the lead of the Isreali prime minister rather than his/her own President? Why didn’t that get much more press?
glenn

7 days ago
glenn – Except I don’t think the Repubs want to fix SS, they want to cut SNAP. And did anyone see McConnell finally admitting that the economy was improving…but claiming it was because people saw Repubs were taking over Congress! SO it’s thanks to the Repubs winning an election, not the hard work of Obama and Dems in the face of Repubs blocking all they could? Wow, what brazen liars.
adlib 7 days ago
It’s still startling how fast Dems ran from the single most popular national elected figure in the nation
funksands

7 days ago
All – I am now certifiably TOO DAMNED OLD to go through another period of GOP destruction of America. I seriously will think about leaving if they gain ground.
choicelady

7 days ago
Glenn, Funk, Choice…the American Legislative Executive Council has model legislation for referendums in states that will alter the College and it has a the PR campaign ready to go. Big Money, Koch et. al. money is behind it.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
I read that the DCCC only wanted PBO to make robo calls in Nov. They didn’t want him out campaigning. Funny thing is when he did go out the candidate won.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Murph: True
funksands

7 days ago
murph – Common Cause and League of Women Voters are gearing up NATIONALLY for a fight on electoral college.
choicelady

7 days ago
CL!!! Take me too!!! LOL
Harleigh

7 days ago
Ad–Yeah, we talked about the turtle’s comments a while back here on VOX tonight. I still can’t understand why the press is not calling the liars out, though.
glenn

7 days ago
Glenn, the press expects nothing from the GOP, Dems make softer targets
funksands

7 days ago
Harleigh – you’re in darling. Hop on board!
choicelady

7 days ago
My wife has made her Bush3 threat already…
funksands

7 days ago
funk – chuck todd said they don’t challenge GOP because they’re mean and retaliate. Dems better learn some of that.
choicelady

7 days ago
Funk, PPO….I think Obama has decided that his legacy is HIS to make or lose at this point and he is willing to run over ANYONE, GOP or DEM to secure what he has done….I sense real confusion on all sides in regard to him.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
WHEW! don’t wanna mis that boat!
Harleigh

7 days ago
Speaking of us aging activists – anyone seeing new and younger lefties on the horizon? Twenty-somethings?
kesmarn

7 days ago
funk – and what IS the Bush 3 threat? Vancouver? I’ll see you there.
choicelady

7 days ago
Let’s all meet up on election night with a bottle of champagne in one hand and a plane ticket in the other!
funksands

7 days ago
Let’s see if this link to The Daily Show’s segment on McConnell embeds…

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/quz16y/-turtlebrag—still-war
#TurtleBrag & Still War
Mitch McConnell brags about the Republican Senate’s accomplishments after mere days in power.

adlib 7 days ago
CL, she won’t live in a country with a mormon prophet or a Bush as President
funksands

7 days ago
glenn, MSM is corporate owned. The dumb Chuck Toad said if he called out the Repub liars they wouldn’t come back on MTP. Of course, it could also be that he’s one of them.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Murph – I will say what I say about legacy – PBO isn’t worried about HIS legacy. He’s working for OURS.
choicelady

7 days ago
Sabreen – all of the above.
choicelady

7 days ago
Kes–I like that idea! Except can we go to a warmer place? Canada, although a wonderful country, is a little too cold.
glenn

7 days ago
Smart woman, Mrs. Funk is.
kesmarn

7 days ago
Choice – glad to hear about Common Cause and the League BUT to defeat this they are going to have elevate the level of understanding among voters to record levels…
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
glenn – come west. Vancouver is pretty mellow weather wise.
choicelady

7 days ago
CL–define “mellow”.
glenn

7 days ago
Murph – that’s why we are gearing up now, to create talking points soon.
choicelady

7 days ago
glenn – 50s, rain, almost no snow. Ever.
choicelady

7 days ago
The left and the middle HAVE to RESIGN themselves to the same strategy that the ultra-right did in the late 60’s. Start from the bottom, take over all of the local offices and percolate up. Dems focus too much on federal elections. We
funksands

7 days ago
CL–KInda like Seattle?
glenn

7 days ago
Murph, If that’s the case I don’t blame him. I stopped watching MSNBC because the hosts bashed PBO non stop and no Dem came on in his defense. So yeah eff ’em.
sabreen60

7 days ago
glenn – very much like Seattle, yes.
choicelady

7 days ago
Choice- yes, Our Legacy, but I think this man has a level of pride that pushes him…Michelle may be his real world manifestation of this…She is his avatar and I think she and he agreed that it was time to kick butt….
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Well, kids. My son is in town from Madison for a good long holiday visit, so I’m gonna take my leave a little early and get the 20-something take on the world. Y’all have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!
kesmarn

7 days ago
CL–Okay, I’ll consider it, if you and Harleigh will be there.
glenn

7 days ago
We’ve had a 6-year lesson on how hard it is to bring about sweeping change from the top down. We struggle like crazy to 1 damn thing through Congress, while meanwhile JoJo and her 2nd amendment uncle are taking over school boards and election commissions
funksands

7 days ago
funk – Dems want instant gratification and a Big Daddy they can watch kick butt while they sip vintage wine from long stemmed glasses. Fuck THEM.
choicelady

7 days ago
nite kes
Harleigh

7 days ago
G’night Kes. Enjoy your visit with your son.
glenn

7 days ago
atta girl
funksands

7 days ago
Night Kes!
funksands

7 days ago
Good night kes. Take care.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Good night kes! A big, virtual hug to you and to your son. Enjoy your visit!
choicelady

7 days ago
whats wrong with drinking wine straight from the box?
Harleigh

7 days ago
Night Kes! Have a great weekend with your son, I know you will!
adlib 7 days ago
Harleigh – nothing.
choicelady

7 days ago
Funk- one of the reasons Dems do not focus on local elections is because the key to those used to be the unions and the Dems have not found a replacement….the GOP created the Tea Party. AND the Dems reject the discipline required to pull off local elections in the way the GOP has.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Harleigh, It’s hard on the neck!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Night Kes.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
I think it’s a good time to follow Kes out the door and into my nice, warm bed. Take care everyone, and for those of you in the cold, stay warm.
glenn

7 days ago
Murph – solid analysis!!!
choicelady

7 days ago
Murph, you know this better than anyone
funksands

7 days ago
‘night, kes
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Night glenn, stay warm and have a wonderful weekend!
adlib 7 days ago
Night Glenn! Wearing your heels to bed?
funksands

7 days ago
Good night, glenn – lovely to see you! Keep snug, keep your socks on, and don’t let the frost nip your nose!
choicelady

7 days ago
Thank you choice and yes, funk (and choice) I know this from hard experience here.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
good night glenn
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Funk–not the heels, only my socks!
glenn

7 days ago
So we could use one of our “lefty” billionaires to finance a local elections SuperPac.
adlib 7 days ago
Glenn- good night to you. Glad we said hellow.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Murph – I know you do.
choicelady

7 days ago
Who said hellow?
adlib 7 days ago
Heh!
adlib 7 days ago
Ad- we do not have enough billionaires…..
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Good night glenn.
sabreen60

7 days ago
AdLib – our Lefty billionaires don’t fund local action. They have their OWN projects. That’s a problem
choicelady

7 days ago
Murph – Not as many but there are a number of lefty millionaires and billionaires who could do this.
adlib 7 days ago
ACORN was the last organization outside the unions that did this stuff. And they got contract killed
funksands

7 days ago
murph – indeed, but we do have lots of liberal rich people who are suspicious of local folks. We’re more elitist than the Right.
choicelady

7 days ago
ALL- signups for ACA are going great here….my long phone calls of a year ago are no longer necessary. No convinciing, just how to connect.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
CL – That’s a sad truth. So…can’t wait until California becomes 5 or 6 states!
adlib 7 days ago
funk – don’t tell anyone, but there are state groups replacing ACORN now. All with different names. Shhhhh.
choicelady

7 days ago
Our lefty billionaires don’t seem to understand that we liberals need a liberal media.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Murph, I noticed that here too. Even with some website snafus almost 200,000 have signed up in the state
funksands

7 days ago
good news, Murph, you should be proud of what you’ve done
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
murph – that’s GREAT!!! But tell those idiots to vote smarter next time.
choicelady

7 days ago
AMEN, CL!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
CL, their secret is safe with me cause I don’t know about it. Wouldn’t it be nice if more people did?
funksands

7 days ago
CL – Like Akorn, Achorn, Achecorn?
adlib 7 days ago
The GOP has numerous fields of the Rich to draw from…..the individual billionaire, the millionaire organizations, the corporations jumping into the PACS…the only way we survive is to wean our voters from TV which is where most of the money goes.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
George Lakoff called out lefty billionaires/millionaires in 2004 for being so damned cheap and controlling. the Right throws gobs of money at groups and demands no accounting for it. We have to do 25 page forms for $10,000.
choicelady

7 days ago
AdLib – yup. About right. No one on the Right has noticed because they can’t read.
choicelady

7 days ago
Funk – Killed by Dems and Repubs
sabreen60

7 days ago
wink
funksands

7 days ago
Yep
funksands

7 days ago
Murph – That’s great.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Choice— and in spite of this our legslature refuses to consider Medicaid expanision. This last year our hospitals lost more than 100 million in recoverable charges thanks to this….they wll sacifice their constituents and then convince them that the Dems have done this to them.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Murph – There is a maximum effectiveness (and a finite number of ad spots that matter) for tv advertising. Only so much that makes a difference and only so many ads in a day to buy. So past that point, they could pour billions in but they could only buy ads at 2 am between infomercials. Money doesn’t give an infinite amount of influence, it is limited by practical issues.
adlib 7 days ago
Well folks – I deal with several homeless folks as you know, and one is 30 minutes away in rehab, so I go visit him every week. I am toddling off to bed to get rest for that venture. See you all next week I hope!
choicelady

7 days ago
folks I gotta roll too. Great seeing all of you
funksands

7 days ago
ludicrous, Murph.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Happy new year!
funksands

7 days ago
‘Night funk!
choicelady

7 days ago
Good night, funk and CL. stay warm
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad- they control the airwaves where it counts and in our video culture they win over a lot of people who should know better.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Night CL! Have a great weekend!
adlib 7 days ago
PPO – YOU stay cool and fire free!
choicelady

7 days ago
Seeya Funk, have a great weekend!
adlib 7 days ago
Choice and Funk…good touching base with you.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
AdLib – you, too!
choicelady

7 days ago
Thanks, CL. we’re OK just now. raining!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
PPO – that’s GREAT!
choicelady

7 days ago
PPO…yeah, ludicrous indeed.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
CL – Good night and take care!
sabreen60

7 days ago
PPO – Send some of that rain to LA. We’re just getting light showers this weekend, we need more rainy days.
adlib 7 days ago
going down to 65 here tonite, time to open the winders
Harleigh

7 days ago
Nite Funk. Be good!
sabreen60

7 days ago
nite folks
Harleigh

7 days ago
AD, I thoght you were being flooded in CA with superstorms and that. Didn’t much get to LA?
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
So…what about the French terrorists being found and killed today? I think they’ll be surprised that there aren’t any virgins waiting for them on the other side.
adlib 7 days ago
PPO – We had that one superstorm and some rain prior to that but that’s pretty much been it.
adlib 7 days ago
Harleigh – Somewhere I read karma is a bitch. Keep rubbing in your good weather and see what happens. sunglasses
sabreen60

7 days ago
Yes, Ad, just a guy with horns and a big fork to throw ’em on the barbie! Good!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Well, I’m out too. Take care folks.
sabreen60

7 days ago
Ad….I have really been pushing people to use these terms: Contemporary Modern Islam vs. Jihadist Islam. Modern Muslims vs. Jihadists. Not all Muslims are the same.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
PPO – Little did they know that they get to be the virgins in Hell.
adlib 7 days ago
Ad, LOL!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Good night, Sabreen . take care
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Good night Sabreen.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Murph – By now, it would be nice if people had gotten past the concept of group blame but many are so narrow minded, tribal-like in their thinking, that they can only think in binary ways. “Oh, a Muslim was a terrorist like a lot of Muslims are, so all Muslims are evil.” Moronic.
adlib 7 days ago
Night Sabreen, have a wonderful weekend!
adlib 7 days ago
Careful, Ad! Next thing you’ll be saying that not all Republicans are greedy, manipulative arseholes!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
As I’ve written at The Planet, when was the last time that people claimed all Christians or white people were evil and terrorists because one of them committed a terrorist act? The prejudice is so acute.
adlib 7 days ago
PPO – I happen to know a man named Arthur Hobbs who is a Republican and isn’t greedy. So…there’s one.
adlib 7 days ago
Ad lib- true, but a piece of what I am saying applies to Muslims as well. One of my doctors is a Muslim (actually three of them are but I know this one very well). It is he who made this point to me. Modern Muslims have to make this distinction and do so out lout Why? It makes clear that they recognize that Islam is the soil from which extremist, zealous, doctrinaire jihadist grew and which continues to nurture and protect it. AND they have to point out the nature of modern, enlightenment Islam but they fear doing so.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Ad, you’re right. It seems every generation needs to have a boogy man to fear and loathe. If only they realise that the other side look at them the same way.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Murph – I don’t know if “Modern Muslim” draws the line though. ISIS is very modern and very tech savvy. I think it is the same thing we run into with all other religions, “Extremists” and “Fundamentalists” who by nature, see their religion in an archaic way which is of course, more brutal and inhumane.
adlib 7 days ago
Well, I’m away to get the newspaper and some cheesy comestibles, so I’ll say good night to all and have a very Happy and Healthy 2015
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad: Contemporary Islam or Islamic Modernism has been described as “the first Muslim ideological response” attempting to reconcile Islamic faith with modern Western values such as nationalism, democracy, civil rights, gender equality, secularism, rationality,, general equality, progress and freedom of religion. It features a “critical reexamination of the classical conceptions and methods of jurisprudence”, a new contextual and evolutionary approach to Islamic theology and Quranic exegesis/study. This movement has its roots in the 19th century renovation of Islamic thought called the salafiyya movement Modernism differs from secularism in that it insists on the importance of religious faith in both private and public life, while still embracing contemporary European institutions, social processes and values.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
PPO- glad to have had the chance to say hi! mate!
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Murph, thanks. See ya, Cobber!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
PPO – Yep, there’ve been commies and Nazis, always a group to be terrified of. The Nazis were the only real ones.
adlib 7 days ago
PPO You too friend from afar.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Murph – It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone out there that there are more evolved people in any religion. What the typical person needs to know is that you don’t assign the blame of an individual on a group…because it’s wrong and next time it can be used against you.
adlib 7 days ago
Ad- I agree but what my doctor friend was pushing is the need for honest on all sides. One point he made is that it is just as hard for a modern Muslim to define the nature of Islamic modernity as it is to condemn Jihadism.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
I take it that Beatlex is not really here.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Group blame comes from prejudice, it validates the fear of the other. So, what religion and ethnicity are Americans most afraid of? The ones they associate with 9/11 and other terroist acts. So, Muslims and Middle Easterners get to be broadly brushed as all being blood thirsty lunatics and terrorists.
adlib 7 days ago
Ad, I agree. But what my doc and friend is pushing is more than understanding where hostility toward muslims comes from and more than just being tolerant. He is walking on both sides of the street…
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Murph – I remember Catholics struggling with condemning the Catholic Church for it’s role in the widespread pedophelia. It’s always difficult to turn against many in ones own religion and not be seen as a new adversary of the whole religion.
adlib 7 days ago
It is and it is necessary.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Yep, very difficult but who has more credibility and import in criticizing a religion than those within it?
adlib 7 days ago
Outsiders can always be portrayed as having bad motives.
adlib 7 days ago
Ad…yes which is why my friend was driven (nicely) from his Mosque two years ago and is now the head of it….growing awareness.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
That’s good to hear. We talk about politics being local, not a bad way to deal with what’s been going on than Muslims being local in their education or others about what their values are and how most of them want the same things for themselves as most others do.
adlib 7 days ago
My doc’s mosque is an interesting mix of the very well to do and the labouring class (most new immigrants) and you can guess now the modernist/jihadist dialogue breaks down along those lines in the mosque. My friend has broken that only honest dialogue within that community can generate the energy necessary to be seen by the wider community as being willing to grapple with a blight on their name.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
It’s got to be a challenge but it makes sense that the first hurdle is bringing those inside the mosque together first then reflecting that community sensibility to those outside the mosque.
adlib 7 days ago
And that is enormously difficult…the Islamic communty is deeply, deeply divided with fracture lines that we cannot even begin to name.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
I have a feel for thm because of my relationship with Naseer.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Well. I am heading to bed. Awoke this morning to broken pipes and two of my dogs deciding to take on a nest of racoons (stupid dogs).
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
It is daunting. When extremism is on the rise in a religion, it is hard to convince some that the future is not in extremism. The extremists are liars, in every religion, they always promise the moon as long as others follow them.
adlib 7 days ago
That sounds pretty annoying. Get some rest and have a great weekend!
adlib 7 days ago
Take care.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
and yes it is daunting….my eyes have been widened.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
It’s a very long road ahead for Islam but like all other religions, they’ll get past the violent extremism eventually.
adlib 7 days ago
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