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AdLib On October - 9 - 2015
Vox Populi, our weekly live chat about the week’s events begins tonight at 7:00 pm PDT. At Vox, everyone is elected Speaker, just the opposite of the Republican House. Hope to see you (but probably not Kevin McCarthy) here!
AdLib 7 days ago
Hey PPO! How are things?
AdLib 7 days ago
Evening Ad, Afternoon Pink
sillylittleme

7 days ago
I don’t know if I mentioned it but I’m running for House Speaker.
AdLib 7 days ago
Evening slm! What’s up your way?
AdLib 7 days ago
Damn I’m running for Speaker. I know how to herd cats. Scare the shit out of cowardly men and make them subservient. LOL
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Bernie 24/7, how goes it Ad
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Hi all, Can I apply for Speaker too?
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Good evening!
Beatlex

7 days ago
BVefore I forget, SLM, great post!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Hey Bealt
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
slm – My job experience is being scared, not knowing how to words speak and hating America. Do I win?
AdLib 7 days ago
Hey Beatlex!
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad, hands down. Grab the gavel!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Thanks Pink, needed to get some shit off my chest
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Hey B
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Hey Glenn
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Good evening, all. I vote for SLM for Speaker! Herd those cats! Scare the shit out of cowardly men! Go SLM!
glenn

7 days ago
PPO – Can I have Boehner’s Giant Compensating-For-Something gavel?
AdLib 7 days ago
Actually Pink I think you can be speaker
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Ad – LOL
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Nah, those drongoes wouldnt understand a dickie bird I’d mouth……er, hang on!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
So who thinks Paul Ryan will say yes?
AdLib 7 days ago
PPO–And, just what would you use that Giant Compensating-for-Something gavel for?
glenn

7 days ago
One song,John Lennon would have been 75 today….

Beatlex

7 days ago
PPO – Kevin McCathy is jealous of how you put a word.
AdLib 7 days ago
glenn, I’d use it to pound some sort of sense into the craven knaves that do GOP impressions
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad–now that mittromney has “endorsed” ryan to be speaker, it’s a done deal, dontcha think?
glenn

7 days ago
Too bad McCarthy is out, I would have loved writing a whole article using the band of speaking he aren’t harming.
AdLib 7 days ago
glenn, aint that the Kiss of Death?
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ryan will relunctantly accept. Do worse than Boehner, if that’s possible.
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Thanks for the song B
sillylittleme

7 days ago
PPO–I truly would love to see that pounding!
glenn

7 days ago
glenn – I think PPO is right, that’s like a fire chief being endorsed by an arsonist, the Baggers will double down against Ryan now.
AdLib 7 days ago
PPO–Exactly–the kiss of death!
glenn

7 days ago
Adlib,what was that about? he couldn’t put a sentence together!
Beatlex

7 days ago
Ad – he came through the Sarah Palin School of Word Salad
sillylittleme

7 days ago
SLM ROFLMAO!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad and PPO–good! Let the baggers double down! Let’s see who they come up with.
glenn

7 days ago
I hear Daniel Webster is the devil
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Beatlex – Well, he could put a sentence together, it just wouldn’t make any sense or have the right grammar or verbs.
AdLib 7 days ago
Right, adlib, he speaks the right words, but not in any right order
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
slm – Someone had to make that joke! Well done!
AdLib 7 days ago
Welcome escribacat
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Hello planetpovers
escribacat

7 days ago
SLM–So, if Daniel Webster is the devil, who is going to lead the repubs/tp out of the wilderness?
glenn

7 days ago
PPO – Hi escribacat!
AdLib 7 days ago
Hi, escribacat
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad – clearing the mind makes it sharp again
sillylittleme

7 days ago
WHoops, was writing to PPO when escribacat came in!
AdLib 7 days ago
Hi escibacat! How are you?
glenn

7 days ago
Hi all, I’m very well! Just came by to get the latest teabag dirt!!
escribacat

7 days ago
PPO – The Comedy Gods taketh away with McCarthy not becoming Speaker.
AdLib 7 days ago
I was just reading about his affair and email threats and someone from homeland security updating his wiki page with affair info!
escribacat

7 days ago
Glenn – there is no hope, they should all have a duel. the winner, after all others are eliminated, becomes speaker
sillylittleme

7 days ago
What do folks here think is going to happen with the Repubs finding or not finding a Speaker?
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad–the Comedy Gods would have had to hire a whole new cast of writers to translate McCarthy’s “speakings”.
glenn

7 days ago
I bet Ryan becomes speaker
escribacat

7 days ago
Nancy will have the gavel for a year
sillylittleme

7 days ago
ad, for sure, and all because of he mouthed off what Dems have known for a while, and, er some sex scandal or other. SNL would have had a field day
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
escrib – There’s a lot of pressure on Ryan but if he becomes Speaker, he will destroy his dream of running for higher office. He might sacrifice himself but he might not.
AdLib 7 days ago
SLM–would the duel be with knives or guns?
glenn

7 days ago
I read that, but I don’t get how that destroys his hopes for higher office….? I don’t get it.
escribacat

7 days ago
PPO – The gems would never have stopped coming from McCarthy.
AdLib 7 days ago
There are 24 reublican senate seats up for grabs in 2016,and onl 12 dem seats.I like those odds!
Beatlex

7 days ago
Glenn – whichever they choose, I’m all for choice
sillylittleme

7 days ago
escrib – Ryan wants to run for President, maybe Governor first. If he is destroyed as he will be if he becomes Speaker, those dreams are over.
AdLib 7 days ago
B – we have a very good chance to take it all, if we can get voters to the polls
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Ad, in recognition of McCarthy’s contribution to the Nation, I understand that President Trump will make him a Supreme Court Judge
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
SLM,as usual!
Beatlex

7 days ago
So they assume the next speaker is automatically committing hara kiri
escribacat

7 days ago
Ad – Ryan’s been over for a while
sillylittleme

7 days ago
B – I think we can do it. loads of young determined to vote
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Ad–I think that Brat, the professor who unseated Cantor, should be speaker of the House. After all, his name is so fitting….And, speaking for the repub/tp we now have Speaker Brat! You know the biggest Brat in the bunch!
glenn

7 days ago
Esc – no one can control the tantrum thowers
sillylittleme

7 days ago
I thought it was pronounced Prat!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Glenn – Brat is supremely stupid and vain about it
sillylittleme

7 days ago
escrib – Whoever becomes Speaker will have their head in the noose of the Tea Party and if the Speaker doesn’t shutdown government and refuse to raise the debt ceiling, in the quest of shutting down Obamacare and Planned Parenthood, they will pull the rope and force him out of the Speaker chair as they did Boehner. That will taint Ryan as a loser and failure with the core Repubs against him, he could never run for President after that.
AdLib 7 days ago
brb
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
SLM–and that makes him different from the other brats, how?
glenn

7 days ago
Does anyone remember Ryan’s position last time they shut down the govt?
escribacat

7 days ago
Glenn – no answer
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Esc – curled up in a ball in his office that seconds as his bedroom?
sillylittleme

7 days ago
SLM–seems like most of ’em are doing that now!
escribacat

7 days ago
SLM-ME TOO!
Beatlex

7 days ago
PPO – Maybe Trump could also make him our nation’s poet laureate?
AdLib 7 days ago
slm –
AdLib 7 days ago
B – I’m getting ready for my winter hibernation…
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Ad–you know, if repubs were smart, they DO have the numbers. If I have it right, repubs have 247 seats in the house, and the flame throwers are about 30-40 members. So if the 207 other members of the House could convince only 11 Dems to vote with them; they could put the brats in their places. Of course, that’s assuming the Dems want to help repubs. But it’s not only helping repubs; it’s helping the country.
glenn

7 days ago
glenn–they should be working on that as we speak
escribacat

7 days ago
Glenn – helping the country is not what they were elected for, they were elected to make President Obama a one term president
sillylittleme

7 days ago
My bet, which could very well be wrong, is that Ryan doesn’t agree to be Speaker and Boehner continues for some time to come. Maybe after a while of failure and chaos they settle for someone to take the job? But he’ll be a patsy for the Tea Party.
AdLib 7 days ago
Boobs,the whole lot of the R’s! All the better for us progressives!
Beatlex

7 days ago
I almost feel sorry for Boehner
escribacat

7 days ago
I think Boehner has lost control of himself though. He really wasn’t able to stop crying when he resigned.
escribacat

7 days ago
SLM–oops–silly little me! I forgot they got elected to government to destroy the government. My point is, however, that repubs don’t have to work with these assholes. They truly could show they could govern, while at the same time showing how the tp faction of their so-called party can NOT govern.
glenn

7 days ago
Glenn – they have no plan to govern, they should all be taken out to the woodshed.
sillylittleme

7 days ago
SLM–I totally agree. And, what I’m saying is that the rest of the repub party could take them out to the woodshed, if they were truly there for the good of the country.
glenn

7 days ago
+
sillylittleme

7 days ago
glenn – The thing is, saying “if Repubs were smart” is like saying “if my mother was a magic carpet”. You’re right of course, the Repubs only have an interest in political power, not helping the country so they wouldn’t work with Dems. Also, they would be too afraid of being primaried by those Tea Partiers (and their supportes like The Kochs) if they did such a thing.
AdLib 7 days ago
Excuse me the kitten is learning to type…
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Glenn – they aren’t, they want to burn it all down
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Ad – LOLOLOLOLOL
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Ad–You’re correct. However, I believe that the repubs have not put themselves in a position of either being primaried or being voted out of office permanently. If I were a Dem running against ANY repub, that is the issue I would pound over and over again. Why would you elect someone to office who is going to kowtow to 30-40 members of the House, rather than to the majority of your constituents? Why would you elect someone who would rather work with people determined to destroy government, rather than work at governing?
glenn

7 days ago
Correction: the repubs have NOW put themselves in the position….
glenn

7 days ago
glenn–I agree. Most Americans are moderate. They are frightened by extremists on either end. I would pound that point too. They are more afraid of extremists than they are of “illegals.”
escribacat

7 days ago
Hasn’t this completely exposed the GOP? After 7 years of just trying to stop Obama from accomplishing everything Obama has wanted to do or reverse any progress he made, they have power only to fight over who is pure enough to hold it. They have no vision or concern for America or its governing.
AdLib 7 days ago
Glenn – there are citizens who don’t realize or recognize that we are our government. reagan started that rumor
sillylittleme

7 days ago
slm – Please tell your kitty ++ for me!
AdLib 7 days ago
So is Ryan supposed to be Moses and lead them to the promised land? Didn’t they have to wander the dessert for 40 years first? LOL
Beatlex

7 days ago
Ad – thanks she just wants to be part of everything I do
sillylittleme

7 days ago
glenn, it’s ALL Obama’s fault. If he hadn’t been elected, then the GOP wouldn’t have gone on their destructive path to make him a one-termer by goading the TP into existence, rekindling racial hatred and being the most obstructive mob in history.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Fanned and faved OZ!
Beatlex

7 days ago
Ad–You and I see that this mess has completely exposed the GOP. I’m afraid it hasn’t “trickled down” to the extremists, though. After all, there are still people lining up, with guns, no less, to protest the POTUS giving comfort to the familes of a a mass shooting.
glenn

7 days ago
glenn – Those are great points and make the case for why Dems should FINALLY run on a national platform. They should all run against the madness of Republicans being in power and even if a Repub is popular locally, make the case against them that electing them will keep Repubs in power.
AdLib 7 days ago
Jesus, another 2 campus shootings!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Today I watched the Budget markup committee. The Ds pointed out that the Rs weren’t going to be able to cut Planned Parenthood, vote yet again to repeal Obamacare, cut Medicaid. The Rs rejected that idea. And you guessed it, nothing got done.
sillylittleme

7 days ago
OZ,business as usual
Beatlex

7 days ago
Glenn – hate can make you crazy
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Beatlex – In keeping with the Biblical theme, no, Ryan is the fatted calf.
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad – that would be the PSX90 calves not canteloupe calves
sillylittleme

7 days ago
SLM–you’re right. I absolutely abhor (not just hate) those extremists and they DO make me crazy!
glenn

7 days ago
Glenn – I feel ya my sister
sillylittleme

7 days ago
SLM– This is in reply to your canteloupe calves comment! Absolutely brilliant!
glenn

7 days ago
BTW, our latest Prime Minister (GOP equivalent) here is having to explain why he is still using a private server for his emails! Delicious!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
PPO–So is your legislature investigating?
glenn

7 days ago
Pink – the walls are coming down worldwide
sillylittleme

7 days ago
BRB
glenn

7 days ago
glenn – Unfortunately, this is the way it has to be. Just as happened in the 60’s with Goldwater, the self-righteous RW extremists are by nature blind to how far out of the mainstream they are. They live in a bubble, surrounded by extremists like themselves and think most Americans think like them. So, when they finally move from being the exploited saps of the GOP to the angry core calling the shots, they finally get to hold power and display how horrible they are to the entire nation. I think it is a strong possibility that Repubs get beaten hugely in 2016.
AdLib 7 days ago
One thing Turnbull has done is to Ask The Muslim Community To ‘Own The Problem’ of Violent Extremism. the Immam od Australia has told the extremists that if they don’t like Australia, they should leave.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
PPO – Sorry, this isn’t the time to talk about gun control though. We have to wait until all the shootings stop then give it another year just to be sure, then another year to be doubly sure then try to remember what we were waiting for.
AdLib 7 days ago
Hi—so what are we chatting about…..escribacat, is that you!!!!!
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
slm – I heard that Ryan’s father and another relative died younger of heart disease, guess that’s why fitness is so important to Ryan…and another reason not to take the Speaker chair.
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad – previous comment, make it so. above comment – sad but true
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Hey Murph!
AdLib 7 days ago
Hey Murph
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Ad – probably true, he can get the best care either way
sillylittleme

7 days ago
PPO – It’s funny, all of the public’s emails are not private thanks to the Patriot Act while all these government officials who work for us keep their emails private on their own servers. Something is upsde-down and it’s not a pineapple cake.
AdLib 7 days ago
Australia’s most senior Muslim leader, the Grand Mufti Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, rejects any assertion that extremist ideology is taught in Australian mosques. “The misguided teaching is imported to us. It is not made by us. It is Sheikh Google, Sheikh Twitter, Sheikh Facebook and not made here in Australia. In addition to that, the developments in the international arena contribute also,” he said. not bad actually
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad – mmm, pineapple upside down cake
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Pink – it’s taught in the wahabbi madrassas exported by Saudi Arabia
sillylittleme

7 days ago
How about that Ben Carson upstaging Trump with one horrible and offensive comment after another? Do Repubs really think that such disgusting people as Trump and Carson actually can win a GE? The answer, thankfully, is yes!
AdLib 7 days ago
brb
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad–from your keyboard to the electorate’s ballots! I would LOVE to see the repubs, especially those nasty tp’s get beaten hugely in 2016. If they do, that would take the threat of being primaried away, also.
glenn

7 days ago
Ad – Trump is an art school project, Carson is sedated
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Hey Murph! How are you?
glenn

7 days ago
brb
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Glenn, fine…and you…
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
And did you see the obvious scam Latino woman Trump pulled up on stage to scream how much she loved Trump? Trump’s propaganda is so damn obvious, it’s funny. Especially because he and his supporters think it can work!
AdLib 7 days ago
Murph–doing well, thanks.
glenn

7 days ago
Very clever, PPO!
AdLib 7 days ago
glenn, glad to hear it….
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Ad–Can I have some pineapple upside down cake, please?
glenn

7 days ago
Ad–do you really and truly think Trump will get the repub nomination?
glenn

7 days ago
Glenn – who else is there?
sillylittleme

7 days ago
glenn – What gets me is that the Repubs think that since they won so many seats in 2014 after causing a shutdown, that the voters approve of their behavior. Even the MSM rarely points out that it was an off year election with a record low 37% turnout reflecting many Dems not turning out. This overconfidence floods into next year, a Presidential election year when Dems will turn out big time. I really do think the GOP will be spanked hard next year.
AdLib 7 days ago
SLM–you mean besides Carson? Or what about Fiorina? A black or a woman to show just how “diverse” and “equal” the repub party is!
glenn

7 days ago
Glenn – it is so insulting, diversity my pineapple upside down cake eating ass
sillylittleme

7 days ago
The GOP has developed a series of policies aimed at repressing and suppressing the voter turnout among those who will vote against them and to fire up their own base…thus 37 percent is a goal.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Ad–not to mention that Dems actually received more votes than repubs. I truly would like to see repubs lose in a landslide. As you said before, we may have to go back to the goldwater days. After all,that’s what repubs want–to go back to the past.
glenn

7 days ago
Ad – ooh spanking…
sillylittleme

7 days ago
SLM–you are on a roll tonight, girl!
glenn

7 days ago
slm – Trump is a bread mold experiment gone wrong and Carson is a long echo of the passing of gas.
AdLib 7 days ago
Glenn, dems got more votes but the GOP district maps were written to diminish the impact of a high voter for the “enemy.”
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Glenn – a pineapple upside down cake roll
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Ad – I have to go pee. brb that was too funny!!!
sillylittleme

7 days ago
SLM–so if you roll a pineapple upside down cake, does it become right side up?
glenn

7 days ago
Here ya go, slm:
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad–LOL! and YUM!
glenn

7 days ago
Adlib–yum. That’s not low carb is it?
escribacat

7 days ago
Murph–That’s why it’s so important for Dems to GOTV in 2016! A low turnout always favors the extremists.
glenn

7 days ago
GLENN, THAT’S THE WHOLE ENCHILADA RIGHT THERE. gotv AND WE CAN’T LOSE
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad–re your comment on Carson passing gas. I think the trouble is that he has inhaled too much gas and hasn’t passed it yet!
glenn

7 days ago
oops! capslock!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
glenn – I think it is a real possibility that Trump wins the GOP nom but I expect the establishment Repubs to pull out all the stops to destroy him once the primaries start and try to foist Bush, Kasich and/or Rubio on an unhappy and angry Repub base. You want to see revolt in action, let’s hope for that scenario! The Repubs will blow up!
AdLib 7 days ago
PPO–Agreed!
glenn

7 days ago
Ok so there is this yimmy coffee chain that has pinapple upside down muffins, I am definitely getting one tomorrow, with coconut
sillylittleme

7 days ago
PPO–And I like enchiladas too. Although I prefer chimichangas!
glenn

7 days ago
Glenn….I, of course agree……and that is made even more essential given GOP strategy and tactics.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Glenn – firmly in the burrito camp
sillylittleme

7 days ago
escrib – It’s totally no carb, try a bite!
AdLib 7 days ago
glenn, what’s a chimiwhatchamacallit?
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Murph–whoever gets the Dem nomination has to keep pounding the fact that repubs can’t govern! Even if trump is the nominee, what the hell does he know about governing? Running a business and firing people is a whole lot different than running a government/country. But the stupids just can’t see that!
glenn

7 days ago
Glenn – an unsuccessful businessman at that
sillylittleme

7 days ago
I saw Christie claiming that what’s going on with the Speaker crisis is unimportant and meaningless, no one cares. Hey Christie, you sure you’re not confusing that with your candidacy?
AdLib 7 days ago
Glenn….Trump at al are actually celebrating their lack of experience….
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
I can’t imagine the GOP establishment allowing trump to get the nomination. They’ll find some dirt on him if he doesn’t sabotage himself.
escribacat

7 days ago
PPO–you’ve never had a chimichanga? Flour tortilla stuffed with chicken or beef, rolled and fried, then served with cheese sauce on top. With refried beans, of course!
glenn

7 days ago
Ad – he’s still running? I figured he’d have been indicted by now
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Glenn and adlib — stop it with the yummy stuff. I’m trying to reduce!
escribacat

7 days ago
Ad…I saw the same interview….Christie….surely he knows that the Speaker is the key to legislative movement AND third in the line of succession…surely…I know, don’t call him Shirley.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
SLM–Exactly. A man who has declared bankruptcy how many times? Is it 3 or 4? And, that’s who you want to run a multi-million government?
glenn

7 days ago
Saw a program last night where so many of the trump resorts had nothing to do with Trump, except he licensed his name out for .5Mill. Never built half of the ‘Trump’ buildings. so will he licence the Trump name to someone else to be elected?
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
So consider this scenario, a Repub Congress led by inexperienced ideologues making the US economy crash due to shutting down government and not raising the debt limit, then inexperienced ideologues trying to win over the majority of voters to become President?
AdLib 7 days ago
Glenn…I have done a good bit of reading on Trumps bankrupticies….every time he comes out richer.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
PPO I saw that one too. A big scandal down in Baja where investors bought into the “Trump” name but he had merely “sold” it to the company, which then went belly up and everyone lost their $$$.
escribacat

7 days ago
Ad, nthat’s just dumb enough to work, God Help us!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Escribacat–sorry!
glenn

7 days ago
Pink – he probably thinks he can sell the presidency to the highest bidder
sillylittleme

7 days ago
escrib – But really, what can the estab GOP do if the majority of their base wants an outsider? If they rig the primaries and caucuses, their base will revolt and not vote in the GE. Trump supporters are not going to vote for Bush, they’ll do their shutdown thing on the GOP itself rather than go along with a rigged, establishment nominee. There is no way out for them.
AdLib 7 days ago
Sidenote…I was at a lunch with a number of political activists…..they know the GOP in this state very well…..the party has turned to heretic hunting to purify the ranks and seem to think that this will strengthen them.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Murph–So trump comes out richer and how many people lose their livelihoods to make that asshole richer? I think trump’s popularity just shows how little our electorate is informed. Or maybe it’s how little they care, as long as it’s not a Democrat. I just don’t get it!
glenn

7 days ago
Trump has a record of sleezy business dealings,that is sure to come out when the other noms get desperate
Beatlex

7 days ago
Glenn….I agree….a walk down the Atlantic City boardwalk tells the tale.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Murph,,,No One expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our weapons are, fear……
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
B – I agree, they’re saving it for when they need it
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Murph – Christie/Shirley surely knows he’s full of BS, it’s what keeps his belt up.
AdLib 7 days ago
Beat, and Trumps PROUD of how he screws people! How’s that for an ideal Presidential Candidate?
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
PPO….there is so much CYAing going on in the House that everyone is walking backwards.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Beatlex–but…but…he’s a multi-millionaire! Or billionaire! Or something! And he bashes the Dems, and he isn’t politically correct! And he hates immigrants! And Muslims! And he’s still looking for President Obama’s birth certificate! All positives to the gop base!
glenn

7 days ago
PPO that’s the scary thing about Trump and his supporters. Assholes and proud of it. He reminds me of Caligula.
escribacat

7 days ago
Murph – LOL
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Glenn – so sad really
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Esc – that’s very astute
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Escribacat……caligula…in the midst of the corrupt Tiberian emperiors…good comparison.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Murph – Yep, when has a crusade for purity amongst their own members ever failed to make a group more powerful? Repubs find new ways to be so dumb so often.
AdLib 7 days ago
Murph and Escribacat–if Calugula isn’t related to HItler, then it means nothing to the gop base!
glenn

7 days ago
Good Friday evening, gang! Have you already decided whether or not Paul Ryan is going to slip his neck into the noose and take the Speaker job?
kesmarn

7 days ago
Murph, The new House Speaker he was there, he played his favorinte role. He stuck his head between his legs and vanished up his hole.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Hey Kes!
escribacat

7 days ago
Hey Kes! How are you?
glenn

7 days ago
Ad…..and yet they hold both houses of congress….frightening.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Glenn – LOL
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Hey Kes
sillylittleme

7 days ago
hi, Kes
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
glenn….the right has very little in the way of historical breadth.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Hey kiddos, just home from a Mercy get-together. How’s everyone?
kesmarn

7 days ago
I say yes, Ryan will do it. Ad says Boehner will hold the reins until they murder him.
escribacat

7 days ago
PPO….hah!
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Hi Kes
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Well Kes and you?
sillylittleme

7 days ago
glenn – To anyone who has lived in the real world, Trump is a slimy, lying, greed-driven egotist. To rural Repubs, Trump “is genuine”. Neither side will ever convince the other of their perception.
AdLib 7 days ago
Hey Kes!
AdLib 7 days ago
brb
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Interesting, e’cat! You think Ryan will play along with shutting the gummint down?
kesmarn

7 days ago
Ad – reality versus perception
sillylittleme

7 days ago
BTW, we will of course be having a Live Chat this upcoming Tuesday, 10/13, for the first Democratic debate.
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad, are they streaming the debate this time?
escribacat

7 days ago
Murph–ya think? The right can’t even get the history of Reagan correct! I think you just made the understatement of the year! “the right has very little in the way of historical breadth”. It’s the way they win elections for pity’s sakes! Slaves are now called “workers” in textbooks, or the slave trade is called “forced migration”. Aaargh!
glenn

7 days ago
Kes, I was trying to remember what Ryan did/said last time they shut the govt down. Anyone remember?
escribacat

7 days ago
Our election is next week,it is almost a tie with the 3 main parties right now.Toss a coin
Beatlex

7 days ago
B Are you folks gonna get rid of that idiot Harper????
escribacat

7 days ago
Beatlex….I have been following that election…whose your money on…?
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
I don’t recall what Ryan’s reaction was the last time, e’cat. Cruz was sucking so much of the oxygen away from everyone else at the time.
kesmarn

7 days ago
Kes, yes Cruz is about all I remember from that nightmare too.
escribacat

7 days ago
escrib, yes, it will be streamed: “CNN will offer a live stream of the Democratic Presidential Primary Candidates Debate on Tuesday, October 13, from 8p to 11p ET. All users will be able to watch live CNN TV online and on their mobile devices without logging in. “
AdLib 7 days ago
Wazzzz up?
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
S’cat and Kes…..Ryan went very quiet…..he found the entire episode destructive to the party base.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Hey KT
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Beatlex–how is the turnout for your elections?
glenn

7 days ago
Hey slm.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Kes — from the site that shall go unnamed: WASHINGTON — In his new book, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) recounts shaking his head in frustration last fall as fellow Republicans sought to use a government shutdown as leverage to gut Obamacare. “It was a suicide mission,” Ryan writes in The Way Forward, his memoir released Tuesday. “This can’t be the full measure of our party and our movement. If it is, we’re dead and the country is lost.”
escribacat

7 days ago
KT – you in MA yet?
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Ad….looking forward to chatting here when the dems show their stuff.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Beatlex, I heard that the Conservatives in Canada have established a tip line that neighbors can call to rat out their other neighbors for “repugnant cultural practices.” People are calling in and reporting things like wearing socks with sandals. LOL!
kesmarn

7 days ago
Kes – My guess is that Ryan won’t accept the role of Speaker. It would destroy his political future and he wants to run for President in the future.
AdLib 7 days ago
Hey KT, how are you?
glenn

7 days ago
slm, yeah. I’m in Falmouth now.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
S’cat….that is my recollection.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Hey glenn, OK, and you?
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
KT – sorry about the weather
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Hey KT!
AdLib 7 days ago
KT–Doing well. Was in NH two weeks ago. First trip to New England and loved it!
glenn

7 days ago
Thanks for the input on Ryan, AdLib. He’s tough to read. And e’cat that is a great quote. He’s not going to be the darling of the Freedom Caucus with attitudes like that!
kesmarn

7 days ago
I am betting that Boehner ends up staying on with the GOP conference having to accept his leadership as the best they can get.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
slm, the next three days are going to be gorgeous.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Hey, Homie! Good to see you!
kesmarn

7 days ago
KT – ya, but it is cooler than it should be
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Very nice glenn. It’s really pretty this time of year.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Hey KilgoreTrout!
escribacat

7 days ago
I like that slm.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Murph – most likely, they really have no one
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Kesmarn,I have not heard that one,wouldn’t surprise me though
Beatlex

7 days ago
E-Cat, how the hell are ya?
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Long time no see.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Hey Killgore!
Beatlex

7 days ago
Murph – I think the Dem debate will be very interesting indeed!
AdLib 7 days ago
Hey B! Hope you’re feeling better.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Pretty good, KT. I have a new greyhound puppy! So I’m not getting enough sleep.
escribacat

7 days ago
Hey KT
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
The dem debate will be for the grown-ups.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
KT–and I had my very first, ever, Maine lobster! Took me a while to figure out how to get to the meat, but it was worth it!
glenn

7 days ago
Sounds like fun, E.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Killgore,much better,I have my meds down pretty good now.thx
Beatlex

7 days ago
glenn, best place on the planet for fresh lobster.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Escribacat–oops sorry, I mentioned food again!
glenn

7 days ago
Trump will be trumpeting that HISS debates will be and were much better than the Dumbs.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
The RW media has already been attacking Ryan, calling him RINO Ryan, they’re trying to whip up solid opposition among the Tea Partiers. So funny! And I though Repubs opposed abortions.
AdLib 7 days ago
Glad to hear it B!
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
KT–Had it overlooking the Portsmouth harbor!
glenn

7 days ago
Glenn – best season for lobster too
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Glenn heheh. I was just fantasizing about what that lobster tastes like!!!
escribacat

7 days ago
Lots of butter!
escribacat

7 days ago
Nice, glenn.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Ad…..they are cannibalizing the party because the zealots would rather be DEAD RIGHT than RINOS
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Escrib – Puppies are a lot of work but they are love embodied.
AdLib 7 days ago
Killgore,I don’t know your plan for music tomorrow,but John Lennon would have been 75 today(hint hint) LOL
Beatlex

7 days ago
Murph, that’s interesting what you said about the purity tests. I wonder if teaparty will end up splitting from the GOP or taking it over.
escribacat

7 days ago
Ad — yes, my puppy is pretty high on the lovable scale. He’s a rascal.
escribacat

7 days ago
Hey Ad, did you see B’s idea for the music thread? Dr. Winston O. Boogie’s birthday!
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
S’CAT…..since 2009 the Tea Party Caucus, now called the Freedom caucus has had around 40 members. Three of the current group have now disassociated themselves from it….It is a lemming parade and the bright know it….which is why they do not.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Murph – Exactly. It’s just so satisfying to see those Repub cavemen mindlessly going after their own with their clubs. Soon, they may not even be a member of that club.
AdLib 7 days ago
Why do they always call themselves something they are not?
sillylittleme

7 days ago
SLM–freedom for me, but not for thee.
glenn

7 days ago
Ad, I’m really enjoying the dumpster fire going on in the House.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Well, I’d love to stay and chat, but I have protesting to do this weekend.
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Glenn – yup
sillylittleme

7 days ago
slm, what are you protesting?
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
KT – Winston O. Boogie?
AdLib 7 days ago
SLM–Good night. I’m right behind you. No protesting to do, just housecleaning. Take care, good night!
glenn

7 days ago
Aren’t you glad my American friends that the R’s are such a joke? Of course you are! You have a chance at the Senate too.The R’s have 24 up for grabs
Beatlex

7 days ago
SLM ….. Tea Party is so passe Freedom is so Now! But in truth they are F Ups….but that is not a sufficiently patriotic name.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
kt – this week is for homeless shelters getting shuttered
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Ad, that was Lennon’s alter-ego.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
G’night Glenn
sillylittleme

7 days ago
KT – Dumpster fire indeed!
AdLib 7 days ago
Murph – true
sillylittleme

7 days ago
Night slm!
AdLib 7 days ago
Seeya next week, glenn!
AdLib 7 days ago
G’night SLM and glenn!
kesmarn

7 days ago
Killgore,really? I have not heard that before! Winston O boogie!LOL
Beatlex

7 days ago
KT – Oh!!! Yes, it is his birthday! Perfect suggestion!
AdLib 7 days ago
Nite to Glenn and SLM
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Ad–maybe Tuesday night.
glenn

7 days ago
Yeah B, pretty funny. Lennon loved using that name. It really fit.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
glenn – Right, forgot for a moment! Hope to see you on Tuesday night for the debate chat!
AdLib 7 days ago
About Winston O. Boogie…

Beatlex

7 days ago
I don’t think the Tea Party will ever leave the GOP because starting up a third party is too difficult…though, with the Koch Bros. backing, maybe not as much.
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad, maybe the moderate GOPers could rebrand their party to the Conservative Party, like the UK
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad…the Koch’s abandoned the TP as a group in 2010…..Armey’s crowd could not control them.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Upheavals in politics seem to happen evey hundred years or so in America.Ya think guys?
Beatlex

7 days ago
Hillary has gotta be loving life right now, McCarthy blew up the Benghazi committee and focus on her email server, the Repubs in the House are eating up all the media attention and she’s changing her position on the TPP (which she helped negotiate) so she has protected her left from attacks in the debate while leaving Biden as the only potential Dem condidate supporting the TPP. A great week for Hillary, like her or not.
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad…good Hillary summation.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Adlib,McCarthey’s blunder was an epic mistake
Beatlex

7 days ago
Ad, hillary is under the radar right now, and that can be a good thing. Bernie will still be a big thorn, though
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad and Beatle AND recall that McCarthy is staying on as majority leader.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
PPO – Brands are so important in the US, I can’t imagine establishment Repubs or Tea Partiers abandoning the GOP, just battling for control (hopefully for many years to come).
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad, the Republican Party brans name sucks big time right now.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Our constitution was set up to work against the multiplication of parties….
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Divide and conquer. How sweet when they divide themselves for us.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
true, KT. Long may it continue
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Killgore-LOL,for sure
Beatlex

7 days ago
Murph – Marco Rubio has been bending over backwards to kiss the Koch’s bottoms to get them to finance him. Don’t know if it’s working but he is a Tea Partier.
AdLib 7 days ago
Adlib! That is good,he can go on making blunders!
Beatlex

7 days ago
Thanks Murph. Not a big Hillary fan myself but it’s clearly a great week for her.
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad….Rubio, yes…TP, no…I saw the money drain out of the TP organization resulting in cancelled meetings, conventions, trips etc. The change of name toFreedom Caucus is a natural as a result.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
PPO – We’ll see what happens in the debate, Hillary is coasting right now but just standing up on the stage with her as a peer, Bernie could really do well for himself this upcoming week.
AdLib 7 days ago
Hillary should send McCarthy a case of champagne.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Ad LIb….a great week for HRC is one in which she loses no more ground.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Boehner may have to stay on a while.LOL
Beatlex

7 days ago
Murph – Rubio is a Tea Party guy though.
AdLib 7 days ago
Rubio is too young and inexperienced.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Anyone have any thoughts on whether or not Biden is going to take the plunge?
kesmarn

7 days ago
Ad…Rubio used the TP boost and still associates with those who call themselves TP but as a body with political power…nope. Think of Fox…when did they last lift up the TP banner?
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
The “Freedom Caucus” They have a way of naming these blocs the opposite of what they intend!
Beatlex

7 days ago
Murph – Not only that, I could imagine Hillary gaining a bit now that McCarthy admitted she was the intended victim of their “hearings”. Sympathy definitely shifted a bit towards her.
AdLib 7 days ago
Hey Homie! I think Biden might just sit this one out.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Kes…I think Biden has been skillfully manuvered into a box re. TTP and that is only the first of the HRC manuvers. I think he stays out.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
I think Biden will jump in if Hillary crashes.
escribacat

7 days ago
That’s my feeling too, Homie. I think if he were highly motivated to jump in he would have done it by now.
kesmarn

7 days ago
Ad….yes, there could be some gains but she is going to have to bell the Bernie Cat.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
He needs to decide soon escribat,debate is next week
Beatlex

7 days ago
Good point Homie.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Kes – I think it’s tough to say but my guess is that McCarthy blowing up the Benghazi committee and the ongoing drag on Hillary might be the turning point for Biden to say he won’t run. Up until that, she was bleeding support. I think that changed things.
AdLib 7 days ago
B–I read Biden planned to skip this debate either way.
escribacat

7 days ago
I think so too, AdLib. McCarthy gave Hillary a gift with that one.
kesmarn

7 days ago
Oh,I did not no E!
Beatlex

7 days ago
B–but I also read that he is supposed to decide this weekend. So who knows? But I do think if Hillary really crashes, they’ll find an alternative other than Bernie.
escribacat

7 days ago
Murph – Good point, Fox certainly celebrated Trump at first but once he became a threat to the establishment Repubs like Jeb! and Scott!, they turned on him. Fox loves the TP when they’re attacking our government and Dems but not so much when they threaten the status quo in the GOP.
AdLib 7 days ago
Well, kids. Almost midnight here in corn country so I think I’ll be signing off for now. Looking forward to the debate! Have a great weekend!
kesmarn

7 days ago
See you later Kes
escribacat

7 days ago
See ya Homie. Sweet dreams.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
😀
kesmarn

7 days ago
Beatlex – Yep, that’s the hallmark of the Repubs, naming things the opposite of what they really are.
AdLib 7 days ago
Nite Kes
Beatlex

7 days ago
Night Kes!
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad…the GOP here have sent out the word…anyone using TP as a handle will get no support from the party.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
I didn’t realize the “TP” had fallen out of favor. I thought they were enjoying a resurrection with the “ousting” of Boehner.
escribacat

7 days ago
escrib – I think Biden had a window to jump in as long as the Repubs got to continue attacking Hillary’s email server through their Benghazi committee. Now that it’s been neutralized, I don’t see the window as open for Biden and if Hillary got into trouble later on, I think it will be too late for Biden to set up a 50 state candidacy.
AdLib 7 days ago
S’cat….right wing zealots by any other name…
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Well peeps, I think I’ll call it a night, too. Have a great weekend all.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
New handle for the TP: Official Monster Raving Loony Party ( US Chapter)
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad….the biggest problem for Biden is structural….and that means money and organization….its why only HRC and Bernie are real candidates right now.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Nite to KT….if you do Lennon tomorrow I will contribute.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Murph – I think the probable result of the Dem debate is a bump for Bernie. His name recognition is much lower than Hillary’s 100% which accounts for her big national lead IMO. The more national exposure Bernie gets, the better I think his numbers will get. And Hillary is not always great at debates, she can stumble, Bernie can’t really, he’s so on message.
AdLib 7 days ago
‘Night, KT
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Night KT!
AdLib 7 days ago
Murph – So is that just a semantics thing? As long as the Tea Party candidates just call themselves the Freedom Caucus or Repubs, they’ll get funding?
AdLib 7 days ago
Veddy interesting. It’ll be an interesting debate. I hope it’s streamed. I got rid of my cable.
escribacat

7 days ago
Murph – I think O’Malley will make the most of being in the national spotlight.
AdLib 7 days ago
Well, gotta go and get stuff at the Supermarket. Have a good weekend everybody and I
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad..I agree…Bernie has the best chance of a bump.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Have a great day, PPO!
AdLib 7 days ago
‘ll try and contribute tuesday
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Murph – Yes, that’s what I was referring to about Biden. The challenge of setting up a national campaign is daunting in any case but if he waits any longer, it’s going to be almost impossible.
AdLib 7 days ago
PPO – Great, the debate is going to be live streamed so you can watch and comment with us!
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad–how strange that it’s already too late when the election is still more than a year away
escribacat

7 days ago
Ad – the TP label is now a death wish if Party support is needed….Freedom Caucus refers to just the conference subgroup. What has happened, I think is a desire among the deeply conservative within the party to take control of it…with the civil war in the House the most recent front.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
So long PPO
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
escrib – I do think it will be a very interesting debate. Bernie will have to assert himself and I’ll bet the moderaters will really go after Hillary for her email server, changing her stands on TPP and KeystoneXL, her positions on war, etc. She could really get hammered while Bernie can only have namecalling about him being a “socialist”.
AdLib 7 days ago
They could go after Bernie for that BlackLivesMatter episode.
escribacat

7 days ago
escrib – Yep, it is a little surreal but considering that primaries start shortly after the beginning of the year, we are speeding towards the real race.
AdLib 7 days ago
escrib – How’s that? You mean for letting the BLM people take over the mike?
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad, yes. The thing in Seattle.
escribacat

7 days ago
escrib – I don’t see what CNN folks could go after him for that, I only saw the RW go after him for not shoving the BLM people away. After that, he worked with them and addressed their issues in his platform.
AdLib 7 days ago
Well….time to wander off into the night……see you on Tuesday.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Murph – The TP Repubs do have a strong grass roots financing though so they are a bit insulated from the estab GOP cutting them off. They are an all or nothing group, that’s for sure.
AdLib 7 days ago
See you Tuesday!
escribacat

7 days ago
Okey dokes, see you on Tuesday Murph!
AdLib 7 days ago
See you on Tuesday, escrib!
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad….I know how little money the TP crowd has now….their organizations have fallen to pieces…..they were a front and their backers have found other “tools” for fools.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Would you count Ted Cruz as a TP guy> He raised $12 million this quarter.
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad….where has his money come from……follow the trail…interesting.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Cruz claims he is mostly funded by grassroots but he’s such a liar, I recall a billionaire in TX backing him too.
AdLib 7 days ago
I think that nails him pretty good….well…this was fun….night!
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Night! Tuesday night should be fun too!
AdLib 7 days ago
Well, that’s a wrap for Vox Populi tonight! Have a great weekend Beatlex!
AdLib 7 days ago
Goodnight
Beatlex

7 days ago
what time ad?
sillylittleme

3 days ago
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