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AdLib On February - 13 - 2015
Vox Populi begins tonight at 7:00pm PST! And I know that’s a fact because Brian Williams tweeted it! Hope to see you then!
adlib 14 days ago
Hey all!
adlib 14 days ago
Hi there, Ad, Beatlex SLM. Lovely and WARM here!
pinkpantheroz

14 days ago
Hey Ad
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Hey Pink, snow and more snow on the way here. Piles are over my head…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
So the R’s are at each others throats already,it’s all good
Beatlex

14 days ago
Boston Strong…… and buried!
pinkpantheroz

14 days ago
B – may they choke each other to death…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Pink – so funny but true…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Yep, very warm here as well….in fact, a house is on fire a mile away and the smoke is bad.
adlib 14 days ago
beat, did we expect anything else?
pinkpantheroz

14 days ago
Ad – are you in a fire alley? and is it safe at your home?
sillylittleme

14 days ago
No pink,LOL
Beatlex

14 days ago
So Oregon will have a new Governor on Monday…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Hey Harleigh
sillylittleme

14 days ago
tAda!
Harleigh

14 days ago
slm – We’re fine, just a single house on fire and a mile away but must be lots of fuel in the house because it’s burning a lot of smoke.
adlib 14 days ago
Hey Harleigh!
adlib 14 days ago
going down under 50 here in FTL
Harleigh

14 days ago
Well Ad stay safe
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Harleigh – it is 7 degrees here…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Just saw JMB’s article on Racism. will think about it and reply soon. He makes very good points
pinkpantheroz

14 days ago
sister is west of Boston had over 70 inches so far. Her husband ws using their snow blower afew weeks ago when it all started and ran over their garden hose! bwahahaha
Harleigh

14 days ago
PPO – Yes, there are such important realities that even Progressives shy away from because they’re not politically correct.
adlib 14 days ago
Hey, Beat, has seattle stopped whining yet about SB XLIX?
pinkpantheroz

14 days ago
Never understood racism but there are other issues too like, do these yaga pants make my ass look fat?
Harleigh

14 days ago
Nice touch that Tom Brady gave his MVP truck to the hero of the day. Actually he probavly doesn’t have any more room in his garage next to the Mercs, Beemers and other exotica!
pinkpantheroz

14 days ago
You will have to be more specific OZ,what is that about?
Beatlex

14 days ago
Beat, the Superbowl.
pinkpantheroz

14 days ago
Pink – he lives in Boston, I doubt that he has more than one or two parking spots.
sillylittleme

14 days ago
aw poor SH…. pulled out a miracle win against the Pack that beat them and then fail on a horrible call to repeat against the Pats.
Harleigh

14 days ago
SLM smiley
pinkpantheroz

14 days ago
OH Oz! I have moved on I didn’t get the reference Duh on my part
Beatlex

14 days ago
Any truth to the rumor that Brian Williams is applying to coach the Seahawks next year?
adlib 14 days ago
Ad, I heard that – from Brian himself. and if Brian Told Me… it must be so!
pinkpantheroz

14 days ago
Brian is going to faux to cohost with Meghan! LOL
Harleigh

14 days ago
No Ad,he has been asked to coordinate the American operations in the middle east
Beatlex

14 days ago
I think that Brian Williams is responsible for Jon Stewart’s retirement from Daily Show. I think it has left Jon despondent…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Good evening, all.How is everyone?
glenn

14 days ago
Hi Glenn.
sillylittleme

14 days ago
glenn!!!!!
Beatlex

14 days ago
glenn, howgozit?
pinkpantheroz

14 days ago
SLM! scream
Harleigh

14 days ago
hey!
Harleigh

14 days ago
Hi Beatlex, SLM, and PPO. PPO, no fair bragging about your warm weather when it’s so cold elsewhere! Even in FTL, according to Harleigh. stuck_out_tongue
glenn

14 days ago
Poor Brian, he just wanted to be a celebrity so badly…and he became one, so badly.
adlib 14 days ago
Ad–how are you? Yes, brian became a celeb—badly. And, even after Jon Stewart tried to prop him up all those times on his show. I’m despondent about Jon’s retirement! Jessica Williams should replace him!
glenn

14 days ago
glenn, sending warmth to all the Frozen People!. As the Bible says: “Many are cold, but few are Frozen”
pinkpantheroz

14 days ago
Hi Choice
sillylittleme

14 days ago
PPO–LOL!
glenn

14 days ago
Evening all – hi glenn. You bragging about warmth? Hi SLM – good to see you!
choicelady

14 days ago
Glenn – great suggestion
sillylittleme

14 days ago
It was 75 here today in Sacramento, about 14 degrees above normal and thus very worrisome. We have MOSQUITOES everywhere!
choicelady

14 days ago
CL–Hi back atcha! No, I’m not bragging about warmth–PPO is.
glenn

14 days ago
Glenn,we put up with 2 ft of snow and wicked cold,we deserve a break
Beatlex

14 days ago
Hey, Cl, that was me, its hot today in Melbourne.
pinkpantheroz

14 days ago
Hey glenn! Just fine! Yep, was a bad week for journalism but the worst was Jon Stewart’s announcement.
adlib 14 days ago
Oh, PPO – it’s SUMMER where you are! No fair!
choicelady

14 days ago
Hey CL!
adlib 14 days ago
Hey AdLib – great to see you. Good to see PPO and Harleigh, too.
choicelady

14 days ago
Hi Beatlex – had to scroll down to see you.
choicelady

14 days ago
SLM–Thanks, I am a huge fan of Jessica’s. Her dry delivery just cracks me up!
glenn

14 days ago
Beatlex–I don’t think we’re going to have two feet of snow, but we are supposed to get snow next week here in GA.
glenn

14 days ago
Hey CL!
Beatlex

14 days ago
Glenn – It would be a great lead in to the Larry Wilmore show
sillylittleme

14 days ago
grabbing a coffee. back in a few
pinkpantheroz

14 days ago
Jessica is great and I think she’d be a very solid host but losing Stewart is a big loss no matter who replaces him.
adlib 14 days ago
hey CL
Harleigh

14 days ago
SLM–I’m still not sure about the Larry Wilmore show; although I’m really warming up to the “keep it 100” segment. I love it when he throws the tea bags at guests.
glenn

14 days ago
Everyone – I know the changes in the Daily Show will be hard, but I survived the loss of the Smothers Brothers, of Laugh In, of “That Was the Week that Was” and lived to tell the tale. What comes next is often even better than what we had.
choicelady

14 days ago
Wouldn’t it make sense to bring John Oliver off HBO to host the Daily Show permanently? Apparently he was quite popular in Jon’s absence.
choicelady

14 days ago
Glenn,look at the weather map,it is nuts everywhere,screw the deniers.Something’s happening here,what it is EXACTLY CLEAR
Beatlex

14 days ago
I was thinking of applying for the job but I didn’t want to show up Stewart so soon after his departure.
adlib 14 days ago
Choice – great attitude
sillylittleme

14 days ago
CL–Agree that the changes to the Daily Show will be hard to take. I think it will take a while to warm up to a new host. But, if the writers stay the same, it might work.
glenn

14 days ago
Beatlex – I hear music when you speak…
choicelady

14 days ago
Glenn – I know what you mean
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Choice,there are wise people in music
Beatlex

14 days ago
AdLib – you’d be BOFFO and I think even better than Jon. Your modesty serves you well.
choicelady

14 days ago
Beatlex – indeed!
choicelady

14 days ago
Ad–I think you would make a great Daily Show host. And Harleigh and Murph could be part of your cast!
glenn

14 days ago
Ad – would you move to NYC? I think you’d be great
sillylittleme

14 days ago
I would have to do reports from the whackdoodle state of floriduh.
Harleigh

14 days ago
glenn – superb idea!
choicelady

14 days ago
Beatlex–your words live up to your name. BTW, did you see Dana Carver’s imitation of McCartney trying to explain Kanye West to Lennon (in heaven)? It was hilarious!
glenn

14 days ago
Harleigh – that segment alone puts the New Daily Show over the top!
choicelady

14 days ago
And…wait for it…CL could be the Church Lady!
glenn

14 days ago
LOL CL
Harleigh

14 days ago
Glenn,no to the Kanye asshole thing,But the rest is heart felt
Beatlex

14 days ago
SLM – I think the New Daily Show with AdLib would have to be based in LA. Of COURSE I’d be the Church Lady.
choicelady

14 days ago
Harleigh–considering the reports you do now from the wackadoodle state of FL, you’d be a great hit!
glenn

14 days ago
Thx glenn
Harleigh

14 days ago
All we need to round it out is Alpha Bitch to handle wackadoodle from Texas. We’re IN.
choicelady

14 days ago
and i could still wear myyoga pants! LMAO
Harleigh

14 days ago
Harleigh – I take it you weren’t the driver in Boca that I saw in the news…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
CL–OMG–Alpha Bitch would definitely put the New Daily Show over the top!
glenn

14 days ago
I just wish it to be known, and AdLib can confirm, that this Church Lady has much better hair, much nicer shoes, and no pearls in sight.
choicelady

14 days ago
Okay, everyone at The Planet has to be a correspondent if I host!
adlib 14 days ago
Harleigh – they gave up the ban in MT. You’re safe in yoga breeches.
choicelady

14 days ago
AdLib – we’re ALL IN!
choicelady

14 days ago
I can vouch for that, CL!
adlib 14 days ago
Harleigh–if you wore your yoga pants, you might not be the only one laughing your ass off!
glenn

14 days ago
Nope I have not been to Boca in months. SHIT, the racoons are racing on my roof!
Harleigh

14 days ago
AdLib,what the fuk man,were there for you!
Beatlex

14 days ago
Harleigh – report from the field: FL racoons run amok! Film at 11!
choicelady

14 days ago
Ad–I’ll be your education correspondent!
glenn

14 days ago
We should be allowed to shoot them like tourists! LOL
Harleigh

14 days ago
Harleigh – what? Racoons don’t have Stand Your Ground rights? Discrimination!
choicelady

14 days ago
Harleigh–Damn–I moved out of FL too soon. It’s legal to shoot tourists now?
glenn

14 days ago
Only during tourist season!
Harleigh

14 days ago
Harleigh–do you live in a “no-go zone”?
glenn

14 days ago
Harleigh – when ISN’T it tourist season in FL?
choicelady

14 days ago
glenn – yeah, there are SO MANY of those zones…
choicelady

14 days ago
CL–Well, I hear CA is a complete “no-go zone” for tea partiers! Lucky you!
glenn

14 days ago
you are more likely to get robbed, shot or murdered here by the police than a gangbanger.
Harleigh

14 days ago
THIS Is Hilarious my friends!
Beatlex

14 days ago
glenn – were that was true. We have a lot of TP folks, like it or not. And I don’t.
choicelady

14 days ago

Beatlex

14 days ago
Harleigh! That’s horrifying but funny!
choicelady

14 days ago
every place north of Boca is baggertopia.
Harleigh

14 days ago
glenn – one TP leader ran for governor after being indicted for smuggling a gun onto a plane.
choicelady

14 days ago
Beatlex–at least you got rid of the Sun network up there in Canada. We still have to put up with foxsocallednews.
glenn

14 days ago
The only bagger that didn’t get elected was West!
Harleigh

14 days ago
glenn – he was a state Assembly Member and was not tried or convicted. Even the fools on the Right have that kind of pull.
choicelady

14 days ago
CL–Damn tea partiers are like termites–they’re everywhere! As far as “smuggling” a gun onto a plane, he was only exercising his second amendment rights, dontcha know?
glenn

14 days ago
Harleigh – be grateful for small favors. West is the looniest of the lot outside of Ben Carson.
choicelady

14 days ago
glenn – he said he ‘forgot it was there’. He got off.
choicelady

14 days ago
My comment disappeared, so I will speak again. Hello everyone. I hope all is well with you!
sabreen60

14 days ago
Sabreen!!!!! Hello dear healthy friend!
choicelady

14 days ago
Isn’t Boca a “no-go zone” according to Bobby Jindal?
adlib 14 days ago
Harleigh–West is so far west of sanity, it’s scary!
glenn

14 days ago
Hey Sabreen!
adlib 14 days ago
Allen West is the worst. He lived in the same South Florida district that I live in that was represented by Debbie Wassermann-Schultz whom he could never defeat. He was elected in 2010 in a district he didn’t even live in and after redistricting he then moved to a gated community miles away where he was defeated by a progressive Dem newcomer to politics in a repubeliebagger gerrymandered district! West was drummed out of the Army in lieu of court martial for prisoner abuse, and voted out of office in 2 districts. His often incoherent, crazy, misogynistic teabagger rants include Rep Wassermann-Schultz were personal, anti-Semitic and wholly unprofessional. He did get a real job once that he was quickly fired from for calling a female Jewish co-worker a ‘Princess’. When West heard that a minority had moved into his new gated community he organized a protest. When he found out it was him he lit a cross in his own front yard.
Harleigh

14 days ago
Hey Sabreen!
glenn

14 days ago
Choice – I keep thinking they are the same person…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Adlib,why won’t my links woek?
Beatlex

14 days ago
Hi Sabreen
sillylittleme

14 days ago
hi sabreen
Harleigh

14 days ago
Harleigh – smiling_imp
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Harleigh – ROFLMAO!!!! I can believe that – he’s running away from his own skin every time he opens his mouth.
choicelady

14 days ago
SLM – I understand the confusion! Hard to tell them apart.
choicelady

14 days ago
Harleigh – Kinda like Jindal’s portriat of a “white” Jindal. Of course, that’s how he sees himself when he looks in the mirror.
sabreen60

14 days ago
I’m waiting for West and Carson to come out of the closet hand in hand! That will be my first news report.
Harleigh

14 days ago
Sabreen – could you BELIEVE that portrait? Yikes!
choicelady

14 days ago

Beatlex

14 days ago
Harleigh–why wait? Just report it, and then say you “misspoke”!
glenn

14 days ago
Piyush has gone over the edge.
Harleigh

14 days ago
Harleigh – I am flummoxed re Ben Carson. I read his autobiography years ago. His book was sane. He has lost his mind.
sabreen60

14 days ago
Girls,that was a donated by a voter,Not that I am defending him
Beatlex

14 days ago
Harleigh – that would be my impression. From protesting the GOP is the party of stupid to confirming it doesn’t seem like a good step but a catapult over the edge.
choicelady

14 days ago
Beatlex, just don’t add the “v” after “http” and it should work:

adlib 14 days ago
Michael Jackson did a better white transition.
Harleigh

14 days ago
Sabreen – chasing big donations turned his brain to mush
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Adlib-Right
Beatlex

14 days ago
Harleigh – sorry, poor Michael really did not go smoothly into his demise.
choicelady

14 days ago
CL–well said!
glenn

14 days ago
CL–well said, regarding Jindahl, I mean!
glenn

14 days ago
BRB
glenn

14 days ago
glenn – yes, I did understand! Hard to keep it all in order, isn’t it?
choicelady

14 days ago
Ben Carson seems like an egotistical opportunist. Like many educated Repubs, he chooses to play the role of the ignorant ideologue but it’s all about being wealthy, a celebrity and popular.
adlib 14 days ago
slm – That or that agreesive form of prostate cancer he had. Seriously, I don’t how much or what damage it may have done. But he certainly became a changed man after the surgery.
sabreen60

14 days ago
AdLib – Saw my first “Carson in 2016” sticker. Car badly driven by a white guy.
choicelady

14 days ago
Sabreen – my CPA went bonkers after hip replacement surgery. She filed someone ELSE’s taxes in my name, and Im still hiring another CPA to clean up her mess. I do think major surgery can have a serious impact on the brain in older people.
choicelady

14 days ago
I would love to see West, Carson ans piyush at a central floriduh klan meeting after dark! WAHAHAHA
Harleigh

14 days ago
Carson has a special on PBS talking abou the brain. He’s so soft spoken. Actually sounds sane. He doesn’t say anything political.
sabreen60

14 days ago
Harleigh – ohhhhhh. That would not end well.
choicelady

14 days ago
CL – “Drunk Drivers For Ben Carson!”
adlib 14 days ago
I guess ISIS is to dodgy a topic huh folks?
Beatlex

14 days ago
Sabreen – he should stick to what he knows.
choicelady

14 days ago
AdLib – that’s right. Road rage Drivers for Carson.
choicelady

14 days ago
CL but it would make another great report!
Harleigh

14 days ago
Ben Carson says he may be a doctor but he’s not a scientist so the jury’s still out on if he has a brain.
adlib 14 days ago
“People With Anger Management Problems for Ben Carson!”
adlib 14 days ago
he’s a bagger…. badly functioning brain.
Harleigh

14 days ago
Not worth talking about
Beatlex

14 days ago
AdLib – PWAMPs for Carson?
choicelady

14 days ago
lol
Harleigh

14 days ago
Beatlex – we can talk ISIS so long as it’s not in support…
choicelady

14 days ago
Did he give himself a lobotomy?
sillylittleme

14 days ago
SLM – problem is he drove himself home again.
choicelady

14 days ago
Took me a while to get here. The link was not showing up via my server system so I switched to my mobil hot spot. There is was.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Hi Murph
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Murph – who knew you ‘lived’ in a hot spot? Glad to see you!
choicelady

14 days ago
ISIS looks like any average police swat squad in the US, masks and all. fuckin cowards.
Harleigh

14 days ago
Harleigh – nobody nowhere in the US is THAT bad. Only sort of that bad.
choicelady

14 days ago
CL…so funny…..hot, hot, hot.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
The MSM is pushing Jebby as a front runner just because he’s 1 poin ahead in a poll…with only 16% while Rand Paul is at 15% and the others are all around that percentage…except poor Marco Rubio at 4%. Polls don’t mean much at this point but who wants to be at the bottom of them?
adlib 14 days ago
Hey Murph!
adlib 14 days ago
AdLib – I LIVE for whoever is at the bottom of the GOP poll. That’s who I want to run.
choicelady

14 days ago
LOL CL… sort of. Hey Murph!
Harleigh

14 days ago
Harleigh–if west, carson and piyush were together, I think that would definitely count as “tourist season” and potshots would be allowed!
glenn

14 days ago
Harleigh – smiley Years ago, I remember Dinesh D’Souza saying a lot of nonsense on “Politically Incorrect” implying that he wouldn’t have any problem with the police. I couldn’t help but think, yeah walk down some street in Brentwood, CA late at night and see what a cop thinks he sees you from a distance.
sabreen60

14 days ago
glenn and everyone – did you see Christie’s plummet in polls in NEW JERSEY?
choicelady

14 days ago
I STILL want a Palin – Bachmann 2016 ticket for jebus.
Harleigh

14 days ago
CL – Then you better find a “Marco Rubio For President” bumper sticker while they’re still around. They come attached to a small bottle of water.
adlib 14 days ago
I loved gettin really really stone and listening to their speeches…. but in the future that may require some good ol acid.
Harleigh

14 days ago
Hiya Murph!
sabreen60

14 days ago
Sabreen – look what happened to that poor man in Texas. He was from India, was grabbed while taking a walk, and is now semi paralyzed (is that how you spell it – looks very wrong). They grabbed him JUST because he was Brown. No other reason.
choicelady

14 days ago
Hey Murph!
glenn

14 days ago
AdLib – so long as Rubio didn’t SWILL the water before I got it…
choicelady

14 days ago
CL – I read that. So sad.
sabreen60

14 days ago
CL–They grabbed that man from India because they had a complaint of “man walking while black in a white neighborhood.”
glenn

14 days ago
So D’souza better watch his butt.
choicelady

14 days ago
CL–is D’souza in jail yet? I’d love to see him there where he’d really have to watch his butt!
glenn

14 days ago
glenn – that’s exactly right. Years ago, a Black attorney – incredibly handsome – did an experiment by walking down the sidewalk wearing a beautiful suit, well dressed, and he got stopped over and over and over. That’s a crime then and now.
choicelady

14 days ago
glenn – he’s not going to DO time. Made me furious!
choicelady

14 days ago
You mean Dinesh the criminal?
adlib 14 days ago
AdLib – yes. He’s got some airy house arrest sentence or something. No jail. Not for our little man.
choicelady

14 days ago
Rubio is known here in Flori-duh as a chronic liar about his past and just about everything else. His parents came to Miami in 1956 years before Castro came to power in 1958. He has always claimed to be a ‘Refugee’ although he was born in the US in 1971! Much of his support is from non-English speaking third generation ‘refugees’. Castro has always played the US like a Caribbean steel drum by unloading Cuba’s prisons, hospitals and asylums into Miami. That is the reason Miami usually tops the list of worst cities to live in merika. If relations are normalized all the hundreds of thousands of Cubans in the US would no longer be ‘refugees’ and would lose their free benefits and have to go on welfare if they don’t work and medicaid as well.
Harleigh

14 days ago
CL – It seems when they go to the UK, they make fools of themselves. Well actually they’re just being themselves. But when Walker was asked about evolution, he said he’d have to punt on that question. Eric Bohelert from Media Matters said the use of the word “punt” speaks volumes of Walker’s inability to express himself.
sabreen60

14 days ago
Ad–he’s not a criminal; he’s a victim of the evil Obama conspiracy, dontcha know?
glenn

14 days ago
AdLib – of course he’s an adulterer, so being sentenced to house arrest with maybe his wife MIGHT be worse than I think.
choicelady

14 days ago
Sabreen – I love the way they fall on their respective arses when they go to the UK!
choicelady

14 days ago
You guys are looking at the margins.The troubles in the ME and the Ukraine,makes this 2016 election talk seem moot to this Canadian
Beatlex

14 days ago
glenn – Oh. That’s right Obama made him commit election fraud. How COULD I forget!
choicelady

14 days ago
Sorry, folks, gotta go out for tonight’s dinner. Good chats today.
pinkpantheroz

14 days ago
Beatlex – we right now are doing this because it’s too damn painful to look at the ME and Ukraine ALL the time.
choicelady

14 days ago
nite PPO
Harleigh

14 days ago
G’night, PPO. Have a great weekend!
glenn

14 days ago
Bye PPO – have fun!
choicelady

14 days ago
Nite PPO. Have a great dinner!
sabreen60

14 days ago
CL – So what you’re saying is that Dinesh should be the Republican nominee for President?
adlib 14 days ago
Beatlex – I was very interested in how the European Union got Vlad the Impaler to sign a stand down agreement on the Ukraine today. I think that was the deal from last week with PBO – they’d get it done so PBO wouldn’t outshine Vlad.
choicelady

14 days ago
BBQ ROO??? lol oh that’s bad….
Harleigh

14 days ago
AdLib – he’s no worse, no better than any of the pack. Why not?
choicelady

14 days ago
Choicelady,it should be talked about by us.This crap about Jindal’s portrait are a stupid distraction
Beatlex

14 days ago
Ad–doesn’t Dinesh fulfill all of the repub requirements? Stupid, convicted criminal, and a “victim” of the government!
glenn

14 days ago
Beatlex – go right ahead. We’re just diverting from the serious. Pick up the thread.
choicelady

14 days ago
Beatlex – I mentioned Jindal’
sabreen60

14 days ago
It was because we were joking around.
sabreen60

14 days ago
Even I can get serious sometimes. sort of
Harleigh

14 days ago
Beatlex – it’s too hard to be serious ALL the time. I do public policy mobilization every day. It’s nice to be able to laugh now and then. But if you want a more serious thread, I’m fine and think the rest of us are too.
choicelady

14 days ago
Beatlex–what do you think of President Obama asking for authorization to fight ISIS?
glenn

14 days ago
Harleigh – I’ve been serious all week. So I can too.
sabreen60

14 days ago
glenn – Exactly. A convicted criminal who’s an adulterer and a sociopathic liar. Republican Presidents aren’t born, they’re corrupted all their lives into becoming one.
adlib 14 days ago
glenn – may I weigh in on PBO’s request?
choicelady

14 days ago
CL–Of course you can weigh in. This is an open disucssion, correct?
glenn

14 days ago
CL – You know but I don’t know about the others. So….on a serious note I don’t have cancer. My breast biopsy was negative. YEA!!! smiley
sabreen60

14 days ago
Yahooo Sabreen!!!!
choicelady

14 days ago
Great news Sabreen!!
sillylittleme

14 days ago
That’s great news, Sabreen!!!
adlib 14 days ago
YAY sabreen!
Harleigh

14 days ago
Sabreen–that’s great news! You mentioned it last week, but I didn’t want to ask unless you mentioned it. HOORAY! Best news I’ve heard in a long time!
glenn

14 days ago
Thanks everyone. Nothing like peace of mind.
sabreen60

14 days ago
So, CL–what do you think of PBO’s request for AUMF? That is what its called, isn’t it?
glenn

14 days ago
All I am saying is,is that even sites like here can get caught up in American naval gazing.There is some heavy shit coming down in the world.And some leadership(both parties) think only of partisan advantage.I am sickened by what the right has done to your country vis a vis the fiasco they created in the middle east.Back to the start of my rant.
Beatlex

14 days ago
So I will say about PBO that the request was, to me, historic. He made very clear that the intervention is to keep local forces supported but that the work of fighting ISIL is theirs. They are the ones with all the local knowledge and need to be the faces above the boots. When he said “enduring” that is what the media pounced on, but he’d made it VERY clear that we were NOT GOING IN as we’d done in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s not ours to fight. It is theirs. We can support them, but we cannot tell them what to do.
choicelady

14 days ago
I doubt the repukes will do it thinking it’s yet another Obama trick. seriously.
Harleigh

14 days ago
Beatlex – we just had a world historic change in policy. The Cold War and imperialist mentality got shot to hell by this president. The media cannot deal with it, so one must read the statement, but it is life altering for the better.
choicelady

14 days ago
Harleigh–if the repubs don’t give him the authority, then WTH have they been raving about for the past six years about “lack of leadership”?
glenn

14 days ago
Just read your good news Sabreen.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Harleigh – it’s another ‘trick’ of a man who takes every change, every nuance, every action as unique. No more blunt instrument of imperialist warmongering.
choicelady

14 days ago
Glenn – that’s just a slogan, he
sillylittleme

14 days ago
CL – I was so glad when I read that. PBO is keeping his word. Of course the Republicans want a war in damn near every country on earth. They really need the money!
sabreen60

14 days ago
‘s a dictator that lacks leadership…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
repukes have no leadership skill at least not in the last 60 or so years.
Harleigh

14 days ago
So does anyone here think that we will have US boots on the ground fighting directly against ISIS?
adlib 14 days ago
Sabreen – with so much of our budget tied into the Military Industrial complex, they hate a president who is scaling back, reducing arms races, making peace.
choicelady

14 days ago
Sabreen–I will say that I think it’s the responsibility of the ME countries to stop ISIS; as you say we should be the support; not the main force.
glenn

14 days ago
Ad – we already do, we just don’t talk about it
sillylittleme

14 days ago
glenn – the president SAID it is up to the ME nations. It’s THEIR issue. Our role is support. Period. They call the shots.
choicelady

14 days ago
OOPs–my reply should go to CL. I was reading Murph’s reply to Sabreen as I was typing, and …..
glenn

14 days ago
But gradual CL,as long as it is forward.We don’t need no stinking R majority next cycle.To many elections,barely any progress
Beatlex

14 days ago
AdLib – Not so long as PBO is president. We might have ‘forward scouts’ to help, not combat fighters, no. But Beatlex – that IS my worry. If we get Rs inCongress or, God forbid, a warmonger in the presidency, all this progress will be lost.
choicelady

14 days ago
Ad Lib…if we can get a relationship with the anti-ISIS arabs that we had with the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance in afghanistan in the first two years, then our presence on the ground will be less than 5,000 and our work will be training, logisitics, support, strategy and intelligence. It worked then with the NA doing ALL of the front line work.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Unfortunately the military budget continues to go up. It won’t be cut until I become king, and that’s kind of unlikely.
Harleigh

14 days ago
Ad–I hope not, but if warmonger mccain gets his way, we will.
glenn

14 days ago
Murph – slam dunk, thank you. Very clear and succinct.
choicelady

14 days ago
glenn – I agree, this is a conflict within the nations and Muslims of the Middle East, they need to confront and resolve this.
adlib 14 days ago
Harleigh – I don’t think that’s accurate – the military budget WAS cut by sequestration, and I know the President cannot veto the whole budget, but I think there are more eyes on cuts for the military side. There is a lot of support IN the military for that. I read amazing statements from JCS when sequestration first arose – they think it’s wasteful and foolish.
choicelady

14 days ago
I just got kicked off again…..annoying.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Saudi Arabia needs to take responsibility for this morass. This is all about Wahabbism and the perversion of the Koran
sillylittleme

14 days ago
AdLib – as much as I realize that 2003 US imperialism spawned ISIS, it’s not an immediate threat to us but is to the ME nations and their diverse people.
choicelady

14 days ago
slm – We do have some troops there but they’re not front line fighters. I’m woindering if we get into an Iraq situation with US troops fighting on the front lines.
adlib 14 days ago
SLM – I think the new King is in for a jolt if he does NOT take ISIS seriously and oppose it.
choicelady

14 days ago
AdLib – i don’t see that happening, but how ironic it will be because we’d be fighting WITH them. I think PBO is tactically smart enough not to let that occur.
choicelady

14 days ago
Republicans want war with Iran – and a few blue dog Dems. Boehner is the doghouse now because he invited Bibi in an attempt to insult the President. PoliticusUSA had a great article on the 800 lb gorilla in the room – traitorous acts of the Republicans. The article listed most of them. The last one being trying to get Congress to go against the President by bringing in a foreign potentate.
sabreen60

14 days ago
Choice – he may be too old to be aware of what is going on
sillylittleme

14 days ago
All….if we can get a relationship with the anti-ISIS arabs that we had with the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance in afghanistan in the first two years, then our presence on the ground will be less than 5,000 and our work will be training, logisitics, support, strategy and intelligence. It worked then with the NA doing ALL of the front line work. What got us off track was a shift in who controlled U.S. policy. The neocon clique moved the mission from AQ intervention to nation building, creating a U.S. client state, and resurces acquisition.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Hey guys,this is STILL abot oil,don’t kid yourselves.All this terror going on relates to it
Beatlex

14 days ago
SLM – this is the NEW king. The old one died two weeks ago. The new guy is pretty savvy I hear.
choicelady

14 days ago
Beatlex – it’s NOT about oil for PBO. It’s always about oil for the GOP.
choicelady

14 days ago
Murph – I sure hope that’s what happens. It’s a vicious circle if we send US troops in to fight ISIS because that would be the most powerful recruiting tool for them. US soldiers will kill some and others will join up to replace them.
adlib 14 days ago
Beatlex – how is ISIS about oil?
choicelady

14 days ago
Choice – I thought he was in his 80s and not in good health, the new one…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
I’m reading a book right now about the birth of the “Modern” Middle East. “Lawrence In Arabia”
funksands

14 days ago
AdLib – that is exactly why PBO won’t send combat troops. He SAID that gives strength to ISIS for recruiting.
choicelady

14 days ago
Ad….George HW Bush’s crowd understood that…and so did W at the start when it was Powell calling the shots….
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Hey Funk, good read
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Hey funk – yes, you can trace a lot of contemporary ME upheaval to post WW I decisions.
choicelady

14 days ago
I said this the other night: We’ve completely mucked up everything we’ve touched in the Middle East since the 50’s. At some point we need an intervention.
funksands

14 days ago
Adlib,it is for the oil monopolies,not just American
Beatlex

14 days ago
Sabreen–here’s what I don’t understand about bibi’s speech. Why does he need to address Congress when everyone is fully aware of what his opinion is regarding Iran? Why does he need to “change minds” as one of his reps stated last week? It’s our country, not his. Let bibi address his remarks to the his congress!
glenn

14 days ago
Silly, you read it? Don’t tell me how it ends….
funksands

14 days ago
funk – I think this president seriously gets how much danger past practices are to global sanity and security.
choicelady

14 days ago
Hey Funk! What a great story, a great man, a great book and a great movie, Lawrence of Arabia.
adlib 14 days ago
Glenn…the Netanyahu appearance is a double STUNT….Boehner showing his crazy caucus that he can spit in Obama’s eye and Netanyahu showing his electorate that Likud can even taken on a “passivist” President.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
glenn – Netanyahu wants to ’embarrass’ Obama. But the whole thing has backfired, and frankly, this act has done the unthinkable – it has turned the majority of US Jews against him and his expansionism. People WANT the path the President is taking. Murph is right – it’s a stunt. It blew up in their faces.
choicelady

14 days ago
Choice, I think he absolutely gets it. I think that there’s simply too much momentum for “action” inside the military, intelligence, the media and the bureaucracy. We’re like a self-aware meth addict
funksands

14 days ago
Ad – sad to say Lawrence was a tool for the British imperialists.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Hey Funk!
sabreen60

14 days ago
Choice – you got that right!!
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Hey funk–we don’t need an invervention–we need an interruption. We need to quit trying to solve the ME’s problems to suit us, and let them solve their own.
glenn

14 days ago
Ad, the movie is one of my very favorites. This is “Lawrence IN Arabia by Scott Anderson
funksands

14 days ago
Beatlex – ISIS certainly is making a fortune off of oil and financing their operations through it. The Iraq War was all about oil. Now it’s all about what oil represents, power.
adlib 14 days ago
funk – I don’t doubt for a moment that PBO can stop that momentum. He’s not naive like Clinton. He is actually making changes that work and that have military support.
choicelady

14 days ago
It is way past time for AIPAC to be registered as a foreign lobby and to curtail all monetary and military aid to that theocratic country/race/religion called Israel. That money could be much better spent on our own people and infrastructure. Israel is a bigoted, offensive, apartheid country and should no longer receive anything from the US except our contempt and condemnation. At least they are only targeting, killing and stealing from heathen Muslims, right? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is just another war criminal.
Harleigh

14 days ago
Funk…as a British historian I can assure the film is good Hollywood and bad history…..
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Spot on Glenn. I’m not some starry-eyed isolationist either. 60 years of an absolutely abysmal track record just tells its own story
funksands

14 days ago
Murph – That’s what his story is all about. Being the good British soldier who advanced British Imperialism then turned against it.
adlib 14 days ago
Harleigh – the Netanyahu stunt just rendered AIPAC useless. Too many US Jews just got sick and tired of it all.
choicelady

14 days ago
Murph for sure. That’s kind of how the book starts out with some gentle debunking and demystifying
funksands

14 days ago
Harleigh….you sound like a libertarian…a real one, not fakes.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Harleigh – it is more complicated than that and not all Israelis are fans of Bibi
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Murph – good observation! I studied ME history, and the prof said exactly the same thing.
choicelady

14 days ago
Liberal for sure.
Harleigh

14 days ago
Funk, I think it back before the 50’s. Isn’t it true that no “Iraq” existed and was created, throwing Sunni and Shiite together?
sabreen60

14 days ago
Harleigh, I can’t say that I disagree with you.
funksands

14 days ago
SLM – I’ve read that Israelis are calling on Netanyahu NOT to come to the US.
choicelady

14 days ago
Ad and funk…just want to be sure that we all know that King Saud had every right to doubt the British and their motives.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
“It began” – I wish we had an “edit” button.
sabreen60

14 days ago
Sabreen – I think that’s correct.
choicelady

14 days ago
Sabreen, google Sykes-Picot
funksands

14 days ago
Sure Murph, look how they took over Egypt.
funksands

14 days ago
I read several Israeli newspapers and the the most conservative are doubling down on his demanding Obama give in and use the Congress to pressure him. Remember though, just as we do not understand how parliamentary systems work they do not much understand our separated powers system.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Harleigh – just a sidebar – my sister-in-law went to school in PA with Netanyahu. I’m not close enough to her to ask what he was like though. If I find out, I’ll let you know!
choicelady

14 days ago
CL cool!
Harleigh

14 days ago
Sabreen, the Brits wanted Basra and its potential oil fields to connect with its Persian Gulf fields while maintaining a buffer against the French in Syria. Presto, Iraq is born. Iraq did exist, just not in a nation-state sort of way. It was simply a protectorate of the Ottoman empire
funksands

14 days ago
Anyone here think PBO would cave to Netanyahu? I don’t.
choicelady

14 days ago
It’s kind of ironic that in trying to make himself and Israel have greater influence over the US, Netanyahu has apparently dropped the last straw on the back of the US government and it’s broken against him. It’s about time, the political imperitive that Israel should be supported in anything it does has kept war brewing in the ME and made peace impossible. Israel needs to be reigned in and having pols on both sides afraid to criticize their government has made things that way.
adlib 14 days ago
PBO is proving to be very tough and Net et. al. are finding out what that means in practical terms.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
funk – but Iraq was Biblical “Babylon” and today has the misfortune to be the target of phony RW ‘prophecy’. That part must never be forgotten – the Religious Right has its own agenda there.
choicelady

14 days ago
Boiled down, it is tribal,it was long before the western powers interfered over oil.and it will always be thus.A tactic cannot be defeated.In the end,they will have to sort it out themselves.
Beatlex

14 days ago
Did you all see Obama’s two Buzzfeed events…the very well done and traditional interview and the hilarioius mugging for the mirrors and selfies prequel?
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Beatlex – that’s what PBO understands, that’s why he says THEY have to find the solutions.
choicelady

14 days ago
Spot on X
funksands

14 days ago
glenn – Also, I believe there is a bill about sanctions against Iran that the Republicans & blue dogs want passed. I believe the bill is co-sponored by a Republican and I want to say Menendez, but I’m not sure. Bibi is trying to influence that vote.
sabreen60

14 days ago
Murph–I’m a little confused as to whom you’re talking about when you say the newspapers are “doubling down on his (Netanyahu?) dmenading Obama give in (to Netanyahu’s speech?) and use the Congress to pressure him (Obama?). Can you explain, please?
glenn

14 days ago
Murph – loved those BuzzFeed videos! Too funny!
choicelady

14 days ago
brb
funksands

14 days ago
Glenn- the right wing papers want Netanyahu to pressure Obama and they are the ones who are the key to his Likud support.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
glenn – Murph means Israeli papers.
choicelady

14 days ago
Murph – ADL is a huge Likud supporter and even Abraham Foxman asked Netanyahu NOT TO COME HERE. THAT is HUGE.
choicelady

14 days ago
Murph – This is the hubris that is self-sabotaging Netanyahu and the conservatives in Israel. They actually believe that siding with Republicans will give them more influence on US policy but what has happened instead is that they have shattered the bipartisan support of Israel and many Dems are waking up from the mindless support they gave Israel to say, “Hey, you know what, Israel is out of line sometimes.”
adlib 14 days ago
Sabreen–hopefully Dems will stand behind PBO for a change, and tell those traitorous repubs to shove it. I love it that they’re finding that they can’t run roughshod over the Dems like they thought they would be able to.
glenn

14 days ago
CL and probably the Miami Beach and Boca local papers also too! LOL
Harleigh

14 days ago
glenn – I understand huge numbers of Dems refuse to attend if Bibi shows up. Maybe not all but I think the majority.
choicelady

14 days ago
Harleigh – that’s pretty cool!
choicelady

14 days ago
CL–Not sure if it’s “huge”numbers. Last I heard, Pelosi was going to attend–can’t remember why–but she and Reid should be the ones spearheading the Dems to NOT attend.
glenn

14 days ago
AdLib – I think the grip that Zionism has had on the Dems is dead. Permanently. Young Jews in the US are turning away from it, and the outrage about this stunt is huge.
choicelady

14 days ago
agreed CL
Harleigh

14 days ago
glenn – I read Nancy is NOT going. Maybe that changed?
choicelady

14 days ago
Choice – zionism has been a dead movement for decades, it is the fundy christians that have resurrected that carcass
sillylittleme

14 days ago
CL–Don’t know then about Pelosi. My info is “old”–it was her statement when bibi’s stunt was first announced.
glenn

14 days ago
Murph – I saw the Buzz video and of course rightwing heads exploded. They had their fainting couches out and had the vapors. Of course, on Twitter people posted pictures of Reagan with thumbs in ears and waving fingers at the camera.
sabreen60

14 days ago
SLM – oh, that’s for sure! But the Dems fear the loss of Jewish support, and I think that vice grip is over.
choicelady

14 days ago
Ad Lib Netanyahu recognizes that an agreement with Iran pushes the U.S. further away from its standard unconditional support and that is very dangerous for him and his base SO he is doing what he thinks he has to do.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Murph – let him court Putin. The US is no longer for sale.
choicelady

14 days ago
CL – Agreed and isn’t that amazing? How an ideologue can undermine the cause their pushing for and be completely oblivious?
adlib 14 days ago
choice – about time…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Murph – now my BIG question – where does Hillary stand on this>
choicelady

14 days ago
Sabreen- and think of Bush’s many moments of clowning.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Choice- and Putin is the fairest of fair weather friends.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Okay. I’m beered
funksands

14 days ago
On a lighter note,we have r presidential candidates refusing to say whether evolution is real.LOL CLOWN BUS this go’round
Beatlex

14 days ago
Murph- Putin? A fair weather friend? Oh say it ain’t so!
choicelady

14 days ago
Seriously X, could we look any dumber?
funksands

14 days ago
Choice- Grandma Hillary is hunkered down with the babe on one arm and her braintrust gathered about…Shhhhhhh….you’ll wake the baby!
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Murph ! LOL!! Well, I’d prefer her as a grandmother than a hawk.
choicelady

14 days ago
murph – lol
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Murph – Yep. But of course different standard for PBO.
sabreen60

14 days ago
Murph–I loved PBO’s buzz video. It doesn’t matter what he says or does, conservative heads are going to explode; so I”m glad he’s “shoving it in their face.”
glenn

14 days ago
glenn – can’t dunk the cookie? “Thanks Obama.” Wonderful!
choicelady

14 days ago
Anyone watch “Homeland”?
funksands

14 days ago
CL–“Can’t I live?”
glenn

14 days ago
funk – I have never seen Homeland.
choicelady

14 days ago
glenn – TOO funny!
choicelady

14 days ago
Murph – Yes, it undermines the extreme polarization the RW in Israel want to retain power. But again, Netanyahu is doing a great job in damaging Israel’s influence over the US. He’s on our side but he just doesn’t know it! We needed this, to have them go so far that we finally had to break our support of them.
adlib 14 days ago
Murph and CL–hopefully her grandmother status will take some of the hawkishness out of Hillary.
glenn

14 days ago
Glenn,the Brits know who the twits are. As we in the rest of the sane world knows
Beatlex

14 days ago
AdLib – well said. That’s what’s happening!
choicelady

14 days ago
glenn – OH LORDY I HOPE SO!
choicelady

14 days ago
Ad – your analysis points to the end result that he does not know he is making…growing silence on the right confirms your pOV
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Beatlex–ain’t that the truth? I love the way the repubs go over there and get their asses handed to them!
glenn

14 days ago
Beatlex, not to be rude by I’ve always thought the Brits WERE the twits. Monty Python said so.
choicelady

14 days ago
glenn – Hate to say – no I don’t – but I don’t trust Hillary as far as I could throw her. She won’t take a position on most issues at this point in time. It’s the “safe” thing to do. She won’t even say if she’s against Keystone.
sabreen60

14 days ago
Test
funksands

14 days ago
I think its telling that the Rs need to go out of country to show the rest of the world what most of us already know; they are out of their minds
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Funk….did you pass? I give you an A anytime.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
CL” I won’t ruin this sketch for a pound”
Beatlex

14 days ago
Silly, I think the world must think we are punking them
funksands

14 days ago
Rimshot Murph
funksands

14 days ago
Funk – they are certainly punking their constituents
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Beatlex – LOL!
choicelady

14 days ago
I am REALLY enjoying watching whats going on in Greece right now. Really excellent view of several dramatic situations all trying to resolve themselves at once
funksands

14 days ago
I don’t know about evolution! But the dinosaurs in the garden of Eden in Misoura with the burning bush and the talkin snake were real!
Harleigh

14 days ago
Here’s a documentary about Republicans in London:

adlib 14 days ago
funk – it is interesting in Greece and a huge relief. I feared a repeat of the 60s and the Night of the Generals.
choicelady

14 days ago
Harleigh…I can affirm your Missouri observations…..
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
CL ,you remember that one! They were brilliant
Beatlex

14 days ago
adLib – Bingo!
choicelady

14 days ago
Beatlex – I remember bits and pieces, and you got stuff I remembered!
choicelady

14 days ago
It ain’t over yet
funksands

14 days ago
The Flintstone’s was a documentary! They even celebrated xmas 5,000 BC!!! LMAO
Harleigh

14 days ago
Did you all see Bill Maher take on the Evening News culture of stupid feature stories as news? One of the best things he has done. He did it in context of the “suspension” of a news reader who told a story. Maher’s point Brian Williams is in a role which is ALL about silly stories.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Sabreen–I don’t trust Hillary either. It was just an observation as one grandmother hoping another grandmother will stop putting other people’s children and grandchildren into wars we have no business being in. That being said, if it comes down to a choice between Hillary and any republican, I’d vote for Hillary.
glenn

14 days ago
CL “no you don’t”
Beatlex

14 days ago
Harleigh – the comic strip “B.C” did the same. Stupid
choicelady

14 days ago
Harleigh – don’t tell anyone but the Garden of Eden story was Sumerian. That would really make their heads explode…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Beatlex – now you have something I do NOT remember!
choicelady

14 days ago
Murph – watching it now
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Did you know that there is an actual group called “Christians against Dinosaurs”?

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/02/13/christian-parent-sick-and-tired-of-dinosaurs-being-forced-on-our-children-video/
Christian Parent ‘Sick And Tired Of Dinosaurs Being Forced On Our Children’ (VIDEO)
Dinosaurs aren’t real, and some Christians have had enough of Big Paleontology’s attempts to tarnish good, pure, Biblical beliefs…like unicorns.

funksands

14 days ago
SLM – I have never understood fundamentalism. Any damned fool can see the historical precedents and the allegory in those stories. Why do they have to be so literal?
choicelady

14 days ago
Alley Oop did xmas too! LOLOLOL
Harleigh

14 days ago
Funk – It’s a real fascinating game of Russian Roulette, like the scene from the Deer Hunter, the EU and Greece keep putting the gun to their head then pull the trigger. Eventually, it’s going to fire. The EU financial people are convinced they’ve walled off their peers, the financial industries, from Greek debt since most of it is publicly held. So what they’re saying is, “Go ahead and destroy the public’s money by not following our austerity program, all us wealthy folks are safe and sound if you do.”
adlib 14 days ago
funk – well I guess I’ve been misled. Who knew dinos and Christians coexisted?
choicelady

14 days ago
Funk–saw that one! There are some crazy-ass people in this world. Loved how she “demonstrated” how archaeologists (sp) work! What a stupid!
glenn

14 days ago
CHOICE LADY….
Beatlex

14 days ago
Harleigh – Bet you don’t remember the song “Alley Oop”. wink
sabreen60

14 days ago
Christians against dinosaurs! Thank GOD ALMIGHTY who has save us and given some the grace to do this: “At my children’s school, several children were left in tears after one of their classmates (who had evidently been exposed to dinosaurs) became bestially-minded and ran around the classroom roaring and pretending to be a dinosaur. Then he bit three children on the face. Recently my sister foolishly gave my two youngest some dinosaur toys for Christmas. After telling her to get out of my house, I burnt the dinosaurs. My children were delighted because they know that dinosaurs are evil. I am fortunate that my family has been very supportive, and has disowned my children’s former aunt.”
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
CL Here
Beatlex

14 days ago
Ad, great points. People tend to forget that in the 19th century, nations and nation/banks routinely loaned money to unstable regimes. Then “foreclosed”. It’s a tool of state. Haven’t changed much
funksands

14 days ago
CL according to the nutjobs it is all well documented….
Harleigh

14 days ago
Funk – Now I would want to see that on PPV, “Christians Against Dinosaurs!” I am totally betting my entire nest egg on the dinosaurs!
adlib 14 days ago
I’ve just never understood why people don’t think the lender has just as much culpability as the lendee.
funksands

14 days ago
Ad, they have bigger teeth, claws and brains, so I’m with you on that one.
funksands

14 days ago
Beatlex

14 days ago
harleigh. Uh huh. “Well documented”. Surrrrrre.
choicelady

14 days ago
sabreen, he rode thru the jungle tearing limbs off of trees….
Harleigh

14 days ago
Murph, there’s a few of them folk in Missouri. Everywhere unfortunately
funksands

14 days ago
Funk – because then they
sillylittleme

14 days ago
funk – I grew up with those folks west of Chicago. They are EVERYWHERE.
choicelady

14 days ago
d have to acknowledge that they did something wrong and we can’t have that
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Funk – It’s really sad but so true. No doubt these same EU asses who have forced austerity on Greece are licking their chops about carving up industries in Greece among themselves if they can devastate Greece financially for not abiding by their destructive plan.
adlib 14 days ago
Glenn, dinosaur bones were planted by the CIA in the 1800’s to brainwash our kids.
funksands

14 days ago
Okay folks, this dinosaur is going to bed. For all of you with sweethearts, take good care of them this weekend. Well…you should take good care of them all the time; but give them special care this weekend to let them know you care. I hope they take good care of you, too, because you deserve it! G’night!
glenn

14 days ago
funk – man that CIA was always planning, weren’t they?
choicelady

14 days ago
Ad – the shipping industry alone is worth trillions…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
later glenn
Harleigh

14 days ago
Nite Glenn
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Ad, the damage the Troika has done in Greece and Spain could be considered war crimes. They’ve devastated those countries all on the altar of getting creditors paid their interest
funksands

14 days ago
Funk – The dinosaurs or the RW Christians have bigger claws? I don’t know though, put Sarah Palin up against a raptor and it might just be love at firsdt sight as they stroll off into the sunset.
adlib 14 days ago
glenn – good night and good weekend. I’m sorry your sweetheart isn’t there, but I hope you have beautiful memories. Take care and have a good time with your kids and grandkids. Hugs!
choicelady

14 days ago
Night Glenn.
funksands

14 days ago
Greece has an economy the size of Washington State (or used to). What they are having done to them is cruel and sadistic
funksands

14 days ago
AdLib – no self respecting raptor would have anything to do with Sarah. She’s REALLY vicious!
choicelady

14 days ago
Night glenn, guess your a tiredosaurus? Ouch, that even hurt me as I was typing it. Sleep well!
adlib 14 days ago
sabreen60

14 days ago
funk and AdLib – I actually have a lot of hope for Greece again!
choicelady

14 days ago
I just wish we could admit that money is a figment of man’s imagination and it no longer works the way it was meant to
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Good night, glenn. Take Care!
sabreen60

14 days ago
Oh AdLib – i think glenn missed that one! Ouch that was awful! Thanks!
choicelady

14 days ago
CL, the government is going to have to have some serious cojones to pull off what they are trying to do. However, its impossible as long as their debt is in someone else’s currency
funksands

14 days ago
SLM – capital can be the driver or merely an instrument. Mondragon cooperative corporation in Spain makes it an instrument. Their unemployment is 4% in the Basque region because of it.
choicelady

14 days ago
funk – it will be interesting and nail biting to watch what comes.
choicelady

14 days ago
slm and Funk – The troika/EU have made some in Greece live in horrible circumstances, without healthcare, homes and of course jobs. It is cruel and outrageous. Their greed is so naked and their sociopathy is as well.
adlib 14 days ago
sabreen thx! I named my dino Dinny too!
Harleigh

14 days ago
Ad, what’s worse is the media and economists all agreeing that austerity isn’t working and that
funksands

14 days ago
and that Greece and Spain are suffering needlessly, but nothing can be done about it “because”
funksands

14 days ago
CL – So do I but this is a very dangerous game Greece is now engaged in, the EU money people are ruthless and wouldn’t care at all about causing death and suffering in the country, just to get the money they crave.
adlib 14 days ago
Harleigh – I didn’t think anyone would remember that crazy song. We use start at one end of the block and walk down the street the way we thought Alley Oop would walk all the while singing that song. Surely, I’m giving away my age.
sabreen60

14 days ago
The fear is that other debtor countries will ask for write-downs and forgiveness and the whole house of cards will come down.
funksands

14 days ago
How easy would it be for Palin to change her self-description as “A raptor with lipstick”?
adlib 14 days ago
Funk – surprised that hasn’t happened already…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
funk – what stuns me is that the Basque region of Spain is doing GREAT, so why don’t the people elsewhere demand the kinds of worker owned cooperatives that help the Basques flourish? Same with Lefties here – they want state run businesses, not cooperatives, and that’s just another form of corporatism and autocracy.
choicelady

14 days ago
Cruel merciless prehistoric reptile predator – Yep could describe either one
funksands

14 days ago
AdLib – she thinks if she calls herself a ‘raptor’ it means she gets taken to Heaven, and she’s not ready to give up the gold here on earth.
choicelady

14 days ago
Choice – LOL!!!
sillylittleme

14 days ago
A view from a loving neighbor? Get your fracking political system funcion.Let’s give peace achance,goodnight my friendsing,we who are with you are waiting for leadership from “the greatest democracy known to man”That in itself is untrue
Beatlex

14 days ago
CL, you have to be able to actually see something as a possibility and understand it first. I think 95% of Americans don’t even know what a co-op is, let alone how it would benefit them
funksands

14 days ago
Beatlex – with Harper salivating to be just like us, watch your backs up there! We are doing our best to lead into a new way, but he’s definitely not helping!
choicelady

14 days ago
Funk – they
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Went to the bahamas for a minute
Beatlex

14 days ago
d probably be surprised to know that the Puritans were a cooperative
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Funk – Yes, it’s been proven so clearly since The Great Recession happened. The US responded with a stimulus program, the UK pursued an austerity program (as did many other EU nations). The US economy reversed the losses years ahead of the UK and other EU nations…the UK even suffered a kind of double dip recession. So, what better scientific experiment than applying different theories in an identical environment and proving that one of them, austerity, failed?
adlib 14 days ago
funk – I was talking about Spain. Here I agree. Best likelihood? Black communities becaue coops were the way of life after the Civil War and during Jim Crow.
choicelady

14 days ago
AdLib – Absolutely, IMO.
sabreen60

14 days ago
SLM – yes, they were. How’d you know that? Their economic principles were amazingly progressive. Religious ones? Not so much.
choicelady

14 days ago
Well folks, I’m going to call it night. Take Care everyone and have a great week.
sabreen60

14 days ago
CL, for sure. I’m not sure why in Spain. I don’t have enough of an understanding. Considering who they are about to elect as their Prime Minister/President, it looks like they may be beginning to figure it out.
funksands

14 days ago
Adlib.makes to much sense,please revise your opinion…….The 1%
Beatlex

14 days ago
Choice – born and bred in MA, Plymouth Plantation was an annual elementary school trek…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Good night, Sabreen – lovely to see you, and we’re ALL thrilled at your great news!
choicelady

14 days ago
Ad, the danger in Greece is that right-wing extremists and nazis are also picking up a lot of seats. If Syriza can’t pull it off, the country will be in flames
funksands

14 days ago
sabreen, it was a hit in 1960… I was 12! holy shit I’m OLD. lol
Harleigh

14 days ago
Nite Sabreen
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Funk – Yes, I get the “slippery slope” proposition but I reject it because Greece already tried austerity and it failed. I think that is what makes them more reasonable in saying, “The plan we agreed to has only devastated us more.” If another nation was on a program that was unpleasant but constructive, that would be another story.
adlib 14 days ago
SLM – you’re spot on. I did extensive work in pre-1776 legal documents and diaries of producers, and yes, that’s how it ran.
choicelady

14 days ago
nite sabreen
Harleigh

14 days ago
What news? Is Sabreen Thetan-free?
funksands

14 days ago
funk – that is what terrifies me in Greece. May he accomplish what he set out to do and STOP them!
choicelady

14 days ago
Choice – even women were allowed to own property and have opinions…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
funk – Sabreen is healthy, no cancer. Best news EVER.
choicelady

14 days ago
That’s awesome!
funksands

14 days ago
Have you all noticed the appeal of the right wing during times of instability….now and in the past…I wonder where this comes from.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
SLM – YES!!!! I tell that to feminist scholars who never read anything but 19th C. law – women also voted in town meetings, had their own accounts for the work they produced and things they bought. There was great equity there. So lovely to meet someone who knows that! I’m usually singing a very lonely tune on that.
choicelady

14 days ago
Good night,good conversation,I go sleep now,Bye my American friends.Goog stuff!
Beatlex

14 days ago
Good night Beatlex. Keep up the good work questioning authority!
choicelady

14 days ago
Bye there X
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
hey if anyone uses facebook send me a friend request ‘Harleigh Randall Holmes’ to stay in touch during the week if you want.
Harleigh

14 days ago
Funk – Absolutely, it is thanks to the EU and their austerity that the RWs and Nazis in Greece have risen and they could rise to power (as Marie Le Pen could in France) if those trying to reverse the austerity oppression of the masses don’t succeed. Not a coincidence that Nazis are rising to power in an economically repressive environment, seems to me that we’ve seen this before.
adlib 14 days ago
Choice – smart women have to stick together… wink
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Thanks Harleigh!
choicelady

14 days ago
Night Beatlex!
adlib 14 days ago
Nite B
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Murph, the right-wing and their nationalistic, jingoistic and xenophobic messages really have a lot of appeal during extremely difficult economic times: “What to be afraid of, who to blame, and its not your fault”
funksands

14 days ago
nite x
Harleigh

14 days ago
Folks I gotta go too. Have a wonderful weekend!
funksands

14 days ago
Funk…good read on the phenomenon.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
SLM – indeed! But I do piss off the knee jerk feminists. The destruction of women’s rights was created law by law after the Revolution. We did have them. We lost them to make way for ‘investments’. We’re still fighting to get them back!
choicelady

14 days ago
Nite Funk – have fun at the fair!!
sillylittleme

14 days ago
I goota go as well. later folks.
Harleigh

14 days ago
‘Night funk! have a great weekend!
choicelady

14 days ago
And isn’t it ironic that the nation that’s pushing other countries into economic desperation so bad that extremists like Nazis are on the rise…is Germany?
adlib 14 days ago
Nite Harleigh
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Night Funk! Have a great weekend!
adlib 14 days ago
AdLib – Germany has a lot to answer for – again.
choicelady

14 days ago
Choice – there is so much history that has been lost or distorted
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Ad – no surprise to this jewess…
sillylittleme

14 days ago
CL – SO ironic, you can’t even express support for Nazis in Germany…but their government can create a pro-Nazi environment inn other countries through economic policies (and greed).
adlib 14 days ago
SLM – I have boxes and boxes of records that show how very different the colonial “moral economy” was from what we understand today. If we reason backward, we lose that amazing knowledge. So delighted to know you know. I also love Plymouth. Lived in Lawrence for a time then in Pawtucket RI for a time and just ate it up!
choicelady

14 days ago
Heading off to bed…..good nite all.
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
Good night, Murph – lovely to see you. Will you be here next week? Hope so! Be well!
choicelady

14 days ago
I try to come every week, Choice…
murphthesurf3

14 days ago
AdLib – that whole austerity pressure is devastating. I hope Greece can figure a way out of their huge mess that Germany imposed.
choicelady

14 days ago
slm – Leave it to Germany to insist upon resurecting Nazism around Europe.
adlib 14 days ago
Night Murph!
adlib 14 days ago
Murph – see you then!
choicelady

14 days ago
Nite Murph
sillylittleme

14 days ago
There is not a lot we progressives can do other than keep up the fight against the stupid(powerful) lobby
Beatlex

14 days ago
CL – Greece needs to get a multi-billion dollar bailout now…if they can somehow do that they can tell the EU greed mongers to get lost.
adlib 14 days ago
Well everyone, I think I’ll follow suit and head off. Lots of work tomorrow, so I’ll bid you adieu.
choicelady

14 days ago
AdLib – who can bail them out? It would be a very good thing for whoever did it.
choicelady

14 days ago
Night CL! Hope we hear something from our friends next week!
adlib 14 days ago
Nite Choice – have a good week
sillylittleme

14 days ago
AdLib – I am going to say, bluntly, that after all I’ve done, she and I should at LEAST talk even if the answer is “no”. I deserve that.
choicelady

14 days ago
Well I guess I’ll head out too
sillylittleme

14 days ago
Night SLM – let’s talk more! This is fun!
choicelady

14 days ago
Night all!
choicelady

14 days ago
CL – Good question, I don’t know but investors would be very wary about loaning money to a nation that is ready to walk away from paying back another creditor.
adlib 14 days ago
CL – Absolutely, you deserve a conversation and an answer after the amount of support and respect you’ve always shown her.
adlib 14 days ago
Well beatlex, looks like it’s time to close up the Vox bar for the night. Have a great weekend and see you for the music thread!
adlib 14 days ago
Always fun Adlib!
Beatlex

14 days ago
Indeed!
adlib 14 days ago
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