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AdLib On October - 30 - 2015
Vox Populi, our weekly live chat begins tonight at 7:00pm PDT. Due to a sudden call from the Jeb Bush campaign that they’re having a fire sale on cell phones, celebratory confetti and balloons and Presidential-looking 3 piece suits, I can’t resist a bargain and will unfortunately not be hosting Vox Populi tonight. So tonight, Vox is an open bar! Have fun and chat about the week’s events or whatever comes up but please, no jumping on the furniture! Should be a fun evening, will catch up on the conversation later tonight! Have a great Vox!
AdLib 7 days ago
Anybody here?
glenn

7 days ago
hi glenn! will be in and out today for a few minutes. I’m sure there will be lots to talk about after the debacle of the GOP debate
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Hey PPO, how’s everything down under?
glenn

7 days ago
PPO–what gop debate debacle? The candidates bashed each other; bashed the “liberal media”; and bashed the moderators. From a gop point of view, it was a rousing success!
glenn

7 days ago
Hey, glenn! Hey, PPO! Hope your Friday is going well?
kesmarn

7 days ago
Oops…! Just realized I was in “invisible mode” for a while there. No wonder I couldn’t see my reflection in the mirror.
kesmarn

7 days ago
Good Friday to all! Anyone believe that Paul Ryan is going to bring a touch of warmth and humanity to the House GOP?
kesmarn

7 days ago
Howdy…..This is the triumph of the Trump bluff…if the networks do not play as I want them to play….I am not showing up has now expanded to the entire field….censorship right wing style.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
I also just noticed that even though AdLib is on the roster there on the left, he’s not really “here”! So we seem to be on the honors system tonight. Wow…he might regret that….
kesmarn

7 days ago
Murph… they seem to feel that if any moderator asks them anything more challenging than: “What’s your dog’s name?” or “What’s your favorite color?” they’re being persecuted.
kesmarn

7 days ago
Kes….what they want is the chance to use their talking points and to go at each other…..if I could figure out how to do it with 15 people … I would endorse the idea….I think they should go after each other.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
They’re so used to big, fluffy soft ball questions from FOX that they can’t cope with anything else. Maybe one big free-for-all — as you suggest — would be for the best! The one thing I would say is that one minute to answer any of those questions didn’t seem to be a realistic time frame.
kesmarn

7 days ago
15 people in a debate…insane….the Dem debate had five but it was really three and THAT is what made the debate interesting…plenty of time and three very informed people who are each policy wonks.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
When you compare the two debates, they don’t even seem to have happened on the same planet! I heard a story on NPR about word analysis of the candidates’ speech. Trump speaks at about a 4th grade comprehension level. ALL the Dem candidates used more advanced language levels than ANY of the GOP. Cruz ranked highest for the Repubs.
kesmarn

7 days ago
Kes…very good point…the level of engagement was very sophisticated.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
I realize I’m not exactly unbiased, but I think it’s safe to say that the Dem candidate field is just plain smarter than the GOP one. Although some of them are reasonably intelligent — but are doing their very best to accurately impersonate idiots I think.
kesmarn

7 days ago
Hey everyone. I was away, but now I’m back for a few minutes. Hope everyone is well.
glenn

7 days ago
glenn! I wondered what happened to you!
kesmarn

7 days ago
Kes….what is clear to me is that the base is not very smart….this is the Tea Party phenomenon writ large….and the candidates have to appeal to that base.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Hi Glenn….we are on our own tonight….Ad is ghost hosting.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Kes–have to agree with you about where the two debates occurred. However, since we all know that repubs live in an alternate, fact-free universe, it’s only fitting that it seems that the debates happened on two different planets.
glenn

7 days ago
Trump is good at appealing to that base. He really knows how to deliver what they want to hear. In one syllable words. “Wall.” “Yoooge!”
kesmarn

7 days ago
glenn, right! FantasyLand works for the GOP.
kesmarn

7 days ago
Murph–so does this mean we have reached the “adult table”?
glenn

7 days ago
A friend of mine tweeted: “Poor Jindal. He’s sprinkling glitter on that dead horse that is Louisiana’s economy and calling it a unicorn.” I retweeted it, and then guess who picked it up and retweeted it again? George Soros!! The bete noir of the right!
kesmarn

7 days ago
Glenn….it is all one big table here….
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
George Soros! Kes…wonderful…..
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Murph–is it a round table or a square one?
glenn

7 days ago
I thought that was pretty cool. Needless to say, we’re following him now.
kesmarn

7 days ago
Like the Last Supper
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Murph–LOL!
glenn

7 days ago
Hoping this IS the last supper for the lot of them.
kesmarn

7 days ago
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Is that Judas or Rand Paul there on the end?
kesmarn

7 days ago
Chris Christie’s asking for refills on the bread basket I see…
kesmarn

7 days ago
Jeb is trying to find a place at the table.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
30 pieces of silver, Jeb!
kesmarn

7 days ago
Hi Sabreen….it is a free for all tonight….Ad is AWOL.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Hi folks. I’m watching the World Series so can’t stay. Hope everyone is well.
Sabreen60

7 days ago
Sab….you and the World Series….I am feeling a tremor in the Force.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Hey, Sabreen! All OK here. Hope you’re doing well. I’m so out of the sports loop I don’t even know who’s playing in the Series?
kesmarn

7 days ago
Murph–I have a question for you. What does someone do if they lose their employer-provided insurance and then do not qualify for subsidies?
glenn

7 days ago
Glenn….oh boy….I would need a lot more info….to answer well.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Is this in a state that accepted the Medicaid expansion, glenn?
kesmarn

7 days ago
Murph–and..according to what I was told, all new policies have higher deductibles and cost 40% more. Keep in mind that I live in GA so we don’t have a state exchange.
glenn

7 days ago
Glenn….why does this person not qualify for ACA?
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Glenn, it all depends on which policy the person is going for….bronze, silver, gold, platinum…..to use the categories.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Oy…sorry kids! Phone call incoming here. I may have to exit. Have a great weekend!
kesmarn

7 days ago
Bye Kes.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
‘Nite Kes
glenn

7 days ago
Glenn…has the person looked into Cobra insurance?
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
I don’t have a scroll bar to move the comments. I’m going to try Chrom.
Sabreen60

7 days ago
Murph-apparently they make too much money to qualify for subsidies. All of this was told to me by the driver who took me home from the airport last week, so I don’t have a lot of detail, but you do know it’s all Obama’s fault.
glenn

7 days ago
Murph–isn’t cobra extremely expensive? I know when my husband and I had to use cobra, it was very highly priced.
glenn

7 days ago
It all sounds odd to me…..they need to contact the Marketplace and have an interview. They should also get to a navigator…. here is a site to look at.

http://www.legalconsumer.com/obamacare/topic.php?TopicID=9&ST=GA

How Do I Sign Up for Obamacare in Georgia?
Learn where Georgia residents should go to get health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) and how to get help with your application.

MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Chrome is not working either. I need to reboot.
Sabreen60

7 days ago
Sabreen–we are seeing your comments.
glenn

7 days ago
Cobra is expensive but if they have lots of money they should be able to afford it until they get better coverage.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Sabreen…we are seeing your comments….
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Murph– I guess they don’t have lots of money, or if they do, they don’t want to spend it on insurance; better to complain about President Obama. Has nothing to do with the fact that GA didn’t accept Medicare, you know.
glenn

7 days ago
glenn, I don’t have the bar to roll the comments
Sabreen60

7 days ago
Glenn…this discussion is too obscure to make much sense of it…..
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Sabreen–I find that if I put my mouse somewhere in the Vox box, click my mouse once, then I can scroll using the little doohickey on the mouse that rolls.
glenn

7 days ago
Murph–I know; every time I tried to give him a solution; he rejected it. Of course, that was purposeful, IMO. Better to complain, dontcha know?
glenn

7 days ago
Glenn, people like that usually have no interest in solutions, only in problems.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Murph–Yup, you got it. Typical conservative….the world is coming to an end because we have a Democrat in the White House. And, of course, Hillary lied to the American people, so she is scum, too.
glenn

7 days ago
Murph–Thanks for trying to figure it all out for me; and for providing the link, though. I knew you’d have some answers for me.
glenn

7 days ago
Glenn…all too familiar….Well, it looks like itis just you and me and I need to cut out….shortly…anything else pressing?
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Hey, did I miss the party?
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Murph–so do you think Hannity and Limbaugh will moderate the next gop debate? Now, that will be a hoot. Can’t you just hear the questions? On a scale of 1-10, please rate how much you hate the President. And, on a scale of 1-10, please tell us how Reagan is the greatest president who ever lived. And, what are you going to do about all these gays trying to shove their agenda down our throats? And what about the Muslims?
glenn

7 days ago
KT…we are a few tonight….Ad is ghost hosting.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Boo!
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Hey KT–how are you?
glenn

7 days ago
Pretty good glenn, and you? And you Murph?
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Murph and KT–I’m just about out of here myself. Have an early soccer game tomorrow
glenn

7 days ago
Glenn…the GOP primary seekers have NO interest in legitmacy….they just need to find a way to get the base to pay attention to one of them more than the others.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
KT…ok…but needing to exit shortly….long days…
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
KT–Doing well. Weather is absolutely beautiful today, at least.
glenn

7 days ago
glenn, how about them pats?
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Murph–so IOW, which one can lie the most?
glenn

7 days ago
KT–don’t know how to give a Bronx cheer over the computer, but here goes—pffttwwwww!
glenn

7 days ago
Glenn…that about sums it up.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Fiorina seems to be leading the pack of liars, but it’s a tight race!
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Sacralige, glenn!
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
KT–She gives women a bad name; even worse than Bachmann, IMO. Bachmann is just deluded; Fiorina is just an out and out liar.
glenn

7 days ago
KT..fiorina is demonstrating the talent that let her lead HP so effectively.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
KT–That it is, and intended to be so!
glenn

7 days ago
If all the NFL players had her hairdo, that would reduce concussions by 80%
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Murph–you mean the “talent” that got her fired?
glenn

7 days ago
Sorry glenn, I was thinking of slm when I wrote that.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
KT–good one!
glenn

7 days ago
KT…yupers
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Her’s and Trump’s!
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Okay, guys, I am out of here. Take care; once again, Murph, thanks for all of your help. Sorry I can’t stay, KT. Hope we get to chat more next week. Have a good week.
glenn

7 days ago
Then again, Trump’s hair could be some team’s mascot!
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
You too glenn. Take care.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Well, I guess I’m gone too. See you folks next week.
KillgoreTrout

7 days ago
Nite glenn….KT it is you and me..
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
And KT is gone too….hello Ad Lib wherever you are….and I am out out of here….debate nite was fun.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
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