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AdLib On February - 23 - 2018
Vox Populi, our weekly live chat begins tonight at 7:00pm PST. Hope to see you then!
AdLib 8 hours ago
Hey PPO!
AdLib 3 hours ago
Hey, Ad! I hear you!
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
I feel so much better now. You read that so convincingly!
AdLib 3 hours ago
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
Good thing I have index cards for all occasions. I haven’t had to think up something to say for two and a half years. At least, that’s what it says on this card.
AdLib 3 hours ago
How can I sound sympathetic yet do absolutely nothing for these people? Oh, right! I do it all the time! Suckers!
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
I loved the ‘I have lots of solutions. What do you think I should do?’
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
And then the next day, today, he’s giving the NRA a french kiss and trashed all the comments made by any of the students and families. He’s so transparent, no one but his cult members are fooled.
AdLib 3 hours ago
It was #3 on his list.
AdLib 3 hours ago
If he has so many, why ask for more?
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
Exactly. It’s like, “I’ll hire all the best people, I know them” and instead we get white nationalists and much of the admin posititions unfilled. If he swallowed a match, all that gas would blow up and he’d be obliterated. and the problem with that happening is…?
AdLib 3 hours ago
Collateral Damage from levelling Pennsylvania Avenue!
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
Hey glenn!
AdLib 3 hours ago
PPO – You mean lowering!
AdLib 3 hours ago
Hi glenn!
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
flattening from flatulence!
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
Hey Ad, Hey PPO–I just have to start out with my favorite line from our wonderful teens–I call BS!
glenn

3 hours ago
I hear you, glenn!
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
Ad–I’ll hire all the best people–the best people at getting indicted!
glenn

3 hours ago
Thanks, PPO–I know your thoughts and prayers are with me.
glenn

3 hours ago
They are giving me a lot of hope! They’ve started a movement that is growing like #MeToo. So women and students are driving the revolution!
AdLib 3 hours ago
That guy Manfort has connections with Russia. I’ll hire him for sure
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
“I’ll hire all the best criminals!”
AdLib 3 hours ago
This to me looks and sounds a bit like when McCarthy finally got called out. Maybe the NRA will become irrelevant
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
Ad–it’s about damn time women and students started pushing back against the old men!
glenn

3 hours ago
I think the anti-Ukraine plank of the GOP platform that Manafort forced on them will crush him as a traitor.
AdLib 3 hours ago
Ad–except wouldn’t the “best criminals” be those who don’t get caught?
glenn

3 hours ago
Geriatric redundancy needs to be replaced with young minds.
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
Youth and women (and crossover between them!) are the perfect ones to drive a real revolt and nation-changing election.
AdLib 3 hours ago
Lots of sponsors bailing out from NRA association
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
Ad–that is my fondest hope–that we have a nation-changing election.
glenn

3 hours ago
genn – Hence the confusion, did he hire the best criminals in terms of committing crimes the best or the worst as in failing to even successfully get away with crimes?
AdLib 3 hours ago
A bit of an oxymoron, Ad, Cunning Crims!
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
well, the latter seems to be indicated, Ad. Not much perfection in their crimes, is there?
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
Check out the many companies bailing on the NRA:

AdLib 3 hours ago
Ad–good question! My take on that is trump either didn’t know all the details of Manafort’s and Gates’s crimes, or since he’s been getting away with all of those crimes for all these years, he never thought they’d be caught. He may not have known the extent of M&G’s crimes; he only knew they were “rich” and in his mind, that’s all that matters. Or, as to the second option, he really doesn’t see them as crimes, because no one has ever called him to task for his crimes.
glenn

3 hours ago
Manafort is so nailed! Does he genuinely think he will get away or is it fake bravado and he’s terrified?
AdLib 3 hours ago
genn – You really summed it up very nicely. Agreed, Trump knew Manafort was crooked like him, had to know he was also a Russia-owned agent but did he know the degree of crimes Manafort had and was committing? I don’t think so. But don’t forget, Trump and family have been committing financial crimes for a long time too so maybe he figures it’s all fine.
AdLib 3 hours ago
Ad–It’s fake bravado and he’s terrified. He really doesn’t have many options. If he goes to trial, then all of his misdeeds come out. If he pleads guilty, then he’s guilty and goes to jail. Unless, of course, some Russian assassins get him first.
glenn

3 hours ago
glenn, can he be’pardoned’?
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
PPO–he may be able to get a presidential pardon, but from what I understand from the “legal pundits” on the intertubes, the indictment was served in Va., so even if he was pardoned for the federal crimes, he would still have to face trial in Va.
glenn

3 hours ago
glenn – Manafort came out today to attack Gates for taking a plea and turning on him. That’s got to scare the hell out of him!
AdLib 3 hours ago
Hey CL!
AdLib 3 hours ago
Hey back atcha Ad Lib – hi everyone!
choicelady

3 hours ago
Hi PPO – good to see you. I hear you and I share intraocular injections. Ick.
choicelady

3 hours ago
Ad and glenn – I LOVE that Manafort and Gates face VA inquiry and can’t weasel out of it no matter what the Yam Man does.
choicelady

3 hours ago
glenn and PPO – Manafort also committed crimes in NY in Trump Tower so AG Schneiderman can also get him there. Trump may pardon him for Mueller but he can’t stop states from taking Manafort down.
AdLib 3 hours ago
Ad – the work of state AGs is powerful!
choicelady

3 hours ago
Ad–yup, he’s scared out of his fraudulent wits! The ironic part of the situation, from what I understand, is that he mostly got caught because he and Gates had to exchange emails because Manafort couldn’t change a PDF document to a Word document. Manafort had to email the PDF to Gates, who had to change it to a Word document, then Gates had to email it back to Manafort. But….Clinton’s emails!
glenn

3 hours ago
hi cl!
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
glenn – the sheer idiocy yesterday of #45 leading “Lock her up” YET again!
choicelady

3 hours ago
Hey PPO. Hope you’re well down there?
choicelady

3 hours ago
cl, Eyelea in R.eye.
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
CL – It is so satisfying to know Trump can’t pardon his way out of any of this. Or fire his way out!
AdLib 3 hours ago
Hey CL–yup. There’s no doubt in my mind that #45 is an idiot!
glenn

3 hours ago
I’m doing Lucentis, right eye. But last visit, no fluid, so…maybe?
choicelady

3 hours ago
glenn, a cunning, nasty idiot
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
lucentis didn’t work as well for me. Lucky you! Hope it stays that way
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
Well it took MONTHS for it to work. But it did. Hope it holds!
choicelady

3 hours ago
I’m 15 months into treatment. Staying just about the same.
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
PPO–not too sure about cunning, unless you mean it in the sense of “evil”. He may think he’s cunning because, as I say, he’s gotten away with it for all these years, but now he has to answer to someone else–like Mueller. For all of his business life, he’s only had to answer to himself.
glenn

3 hours ago
glenn – What was in that PDF?
AdLib 3 hours ago
PPO – I also have DRY MD,and for this I have to ‘credit’ my fathr who had both.
choicelady

3 hours ago
Ouch, cl. Sorry.
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
glenn – that IS the Yam Man’s problem. He’s gotten away with murder (maybe literally) as a businessman and has NO idea how to live in a world of accountability.
choicelady

3 hours ago
glenn, foxes are cunning, but eventually the pack wins. Hope its that way for us
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
PPO – I can see. My Dad went blind. All I can ask for is happening – I’m fine.]
choicelady

3 hours ago
Ad–some financial documents that they had to give to the Ukraine/Russian banks. And they falsified the documents to show that they were worth much more than they actually were. I think they were losing money–hence the reason for the loans–but they made the documents appear as they were worth millions more than they actually were worth.
glenn

3 hours ago
PPO – I’m FINE being the pack!
choicelady

3 hours ago
cl, me too!
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
Yep, Hillary and her email server, “Those classified documents could have gotten into the hands of people without clearance who worked for the Russians! Oh…”
AdLib 3 hours ago
How about the level of hatefulness at CPAC? And insanity? Who but the mentally unbalanced could support the GOP anymore?
AdLib 3 hours ago
CL and PPO–I want to be the part of the hens who bring the fox down!
glenn

3 hours ago
Moral of this week x 2. 1. Don’t write schoolkids off Don’t change Word files into PDFs!
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
Ad – remember that Comey, under oath, in testifying to E. Cummings said NOT ONE SINGLE EMAIL she handled was marked classified at the time she had it. This is such a lie I cannot believe it. And yes – now that DT has said no matter Kelly’s findings, Jared, without a clearance, will CONTINUE to handle classified info – DISGUSTING!!!
choicelady

3 hours ago
glenn – I’m with you, dear hen!!!
choicelady

3 hours ago
cackle, cackle!
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
Ad – after Dana Loesch, it’s clear CPAC is made up of ONLY the mentally unbalanced!
choicelady

3 hours ago
glenn – I love the smell of bank fraud in the morning, it smells like victory!
AdLib 3 hours ago
PPO – you and Ad can be our rooster contingent!!!
choicelady

3 hours ago
Ad – LOL!!
choicelady

3 hours ago
Ad–did you see where LaPierre stopped his speech because no one was clapping? He asked something like why are you all so quiet out there? Then had the nerve to say it was because they were all so scared. A reporter who was in the room says it wasn’t because the audience was scared; it was because they disagreed with him. Geez, it’s getting bad when LaPierre can’t get a CPAC audience to clap!
glenn

3 hours ago
Ah say, boy, Ah say, Ah’m with you!
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
PPO – GREAT Foghorn Leghorn impression I MUST say!
choicelady

3 hours ago
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
I am waiting for Murph because (cough) I had lunch with Adam Schiff Wed,. (along with 40 others) and will report what he had to say.
choicelady

3 hours ago
CL – They claimed Hillary should be locked up because revealing secrets could have happened but didn’t. So what about Trump being proven to reveal secrets to Russians at their WH visit and no doubt, many times since. What should happen to him? “LOCK HIM UP!!!”
AdLib 3 hours ago
PPO–Since repubs have no morals, that’s how they got caught! I do know the difference between the morals you were speaking of, and the ones I’m talking about, but I couldn’t resist the play on words.
glenn

3 hours ago
I wonder if there are enough regular NRA members to call a special meeting and vote the executive crooks out?
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
Ad – by now we ALL should know IOKIYAAR. It’s OK if you are a Republican.
choicelady

3 hours ago
CL–well you go girl! Lunch with Adam Schiff!
glenn

3 hours ago
PPO – I suspect yes about regualr members of the NRA.
choicelady

3 hours ago
glenn – he was very understated and VERY scary!!!
choicelady

3 hours ago
CL – Very cool! Can’t wait to hear! And if Dems win back The House, would he be Chairman of the Intel committee?
AdLib 3 hours ago
cl, big respect about lunch with Alan.
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
Ad–LOCK HIM UP and throw away the key! And the comb!
glenn

3 hours ago
Ad – yes, I think he will be.
choicelady

3 hours ago
PPO – it was the Sacramento Press Club of which I am a member. It was AWESOME.
choicelady

3 hours ago
CL – Just don’t call me chicken.
AdLib 3 hours ago
Ad – LOL – YOU? Chicken? No WAY!!!
choicelady

3 hours ago
Mouth-watering prospects if Alan makes Chair
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
CL–Scary as in he’s ready to take on the repubs; or scary as in he’s mean?
glenn

3 hours ago
PPO – Adam. glenn – scary in what he SAID about WHY Russia is backing Trump and creating havoc in our system.
choicelady

3 hours ago
glenn – Yes, loved that the frothing LaPierre had to stop and check his mike, “Is this thing working? Why aren’t you applauding my batshit crazy screed?”
AdLib 3 hours ago
CL–if Alan makes chair, do you think he’ll back away from investigations and impeachment proceedings like Pelosi and Reed did when Obama was elected?
glenn

3 hours ago
Adam Schiff is funny and a great speaker – he’s not so great face to face, but I can live with that.
choicelady

3 hours ago
LaPierre is batshit bonkers, Ad. Maybe it’s staring to dawn on his sheep at last
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
CL–Well, I hope Murph gets here soon, so you can spill all.
glenn

3 hours ago
glenn – W’d impeachment had far fewer grounds, as the Dems knew. #45 is off the charts in convictable evidence. He is NOT a supporter of going after #45 now, but if we have both houses? YES.
choicelady

3 hours ago
CL – I have assumed that Trump is Putin’s wrecking ball to swing at America and our democracy. And Trump won’t attack Russia because he wants their help getting re-elected.
AdLib 3 hours ago
PPO – LaPierre is running scared. He’s been knocked down by teens. Today MANY businesses have dropped their association with the NRA – and that’s HUGE.
choicelady

3 hours ago
CL–I agree, Dems shouldn’t begin impeachment proceedings now; nothing will happen. If Dems win both houses; then I like your answer!
glenn

3 hours ago
Ad – it goes beyond that. If Murph isn’t on in half an hour, I’ll say what he said. I took LOTS of notes!
choicelady

3 hours ago
cl, yes! the list is growing. maybe the NRA’s stranglehold on power is finally loosening
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
CL – You’re such a tease!
AdLib 3 hours ago
Did you see that in the new Manafort-Gates indictments today they named Rohrabacher? Not indicted but clearly a ‘fellow traveler’.
choicelady

3 hours ago
glenn – Yes, I think Mueller will also hold back indicting Trump until he sees if Dems win back at least the House.
AdLib 3 hours ago
Ad – I just want Murph to read it – he asked me to make sure I was here to ‘tell all’.
choicelady

3 hours ago
Jaws theme………
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
PPO – LOL – and here I’m playing the “Outer Limits” in my head!
choicelady

3 hours ago
From all the indictments they’re gunna need a bigger jail
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
I will never understand why so many people buy into the theory, “if we just had more guns, then these mass shootings would stop”. When for the past 25-30 years, we’ve been awash in guns and the mass shootings haven’t stopped; in fact they’ve gotten worse! I say we try the opposite–let’s have fewer guns, and see what happens!
glenn

3 hours ago
CL – No, didn’t read it all. Rohrbacher is even joked about by Repubs as a Russian agent.
AdLib 3 hours ago
CL–who’s Rohrabacher?
glenn

3 hours ago
PPO – someone on Twitter said we should find them a place where they can live in isolation as white supremacists. I suggested an unmitigated Superfund site… but that’s must me.
choicelady

3 hours ago
glenn – he’s a CA Congressman whose salivating devotion to Russia is THE worst in Congress.
choicelady

3 hours ago
CL–Sounds like a good choice to me.
glenn

3 hours ago
CL–the superfund site, I mean. Thanks for the answer on Rohrabacher, or whatever his name is.
glenn

3 hours ago
Johnston Atoll in mid Pacific for me – where they put the Chemical weapons for destruction, or Bikini Atoll is nice this year, especiallt Eniwetok!
pinkpantheroz

3 hours ago
Check out the graphs I shared in my new post, they tell you all you need to know to factually prove more guns cause more deaths:

AdLib 3 hours ago
PPO – I’m totally down with that because without boats they couldn’t leave!
choicelady

3 hours ago
PPO–Great suggestions!
glenn

3 hours ago
Ad – thank you – that is absolute truth!
choicelady

3 hours ago
CL – There is already a place like that, where white supremecists can live together. Idaho.
AdLib 3 hours ago
Ad–well DUH! With all the other countries who have fewer guns and fewer mass murders, who would’ve guessed that fewer guns cause fewer deaths?
glenn

3 hours ago
Ad–Yeah, Idaho is okay, but it gets cold there. I want them to be someplace hot, hotter, and hottest. I want them to sweat their brains out! What little they have, that is!
glenn

3 hours ago
Ad – I know it too well. But they still can LEAVE, and I happen to know a cop from that area who is fed up to the max with them. We need someplace they can’t get OUT of. I’m projecting a wall…. Or PPO’s idea of an island.
choicelady

3 hours ago
It is fascinating that half of all guns owned in the world are owned by Americans. And most of those guns are owned by around 1% of Americans.
AdLib 2 hours ago
glenn – we had no mass murders during the ban on auto weapons.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Ad–We’re Number 1! USA! USA!
glenn

2 hours ago
Ad – one of the reasons I think this is winnable is the few numbers who own all those guns!
choicelady

2 hours ago
glenn – LOL!!!
choicelady

2 hours ago
Well…Trump wants to keep Guantanamo open…an island getaway for all white supremacists?
AdLib 2 hours ago
It’s great to see the old NRA chestnuts being debunked as we speak, like: ‘Criminals can always get guns’ True, but your day-to-day crim doesn’t slaughter people in schools, clubs and malls. ‘All it needs is a good man’. Well, that didn’t work at the latest. the ‘good man’ with a pistol was no match for an AR-15.
pinkpantheroz

2 hours ago
Ad – that could work. Gitmo as a GOP haven.
choicelady

2 hours ago
CL–we had no mass murders with assault weapons during the ban. McVeigh blew up the Federal building in 1995.
glenn

2 hours ago
PPO – all true, every word you say.
choicelady

2 hours ago
glenn – too true, McVeigh. Too true.
choicelady

2 hours ago
PPO–Hell, the “good man with a gun” didn’t even go into the building. And the latest I read today is that there were four more BSO officers who didn’t go into the building either. But, let’s arm teachers! They’re already in the building!
glenn

2 hours ago
CL – It always amazes me, the NRA claims they have 5 million members, many of those are inactive or disinterested. This is a country of 320 million! They are such a tiny percentage AND most support gun control, just the NRA officers oppose it. They’re a paper tiger!
AdLib 2 hours ago
Ad–I like the Gitmo idea!
glenn

2 hours ago
PPO – Yes, all those artificial excuses by the NRA are old and tattered now. They don’t stand up to reality anymore.
AdLib 2 hours ago
Ad – the NRA issue is NOT about members but $$$. I have encountered the NRA lobbyist (since I’m a lobbyist, too) in the CA Capitol, and he’s as lonely as the Maytag Repairman. Nobody much takes NRA contributions here. So without $$$ they are NOTHING.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Ad–just ask Rubio about how many people support gun control. He says the majority of Americans support him in NOT banning assault weapons. He needs more water to hydrate his brain cells!
glenn

2 hours ago
glenn, cops and the military really should be the only people walking around armed. I realise that will never fly in America, but just imagine
pinkpantheroz

2 hours ago
glenn – poor little Marco.
choicelady

2 hours ago
glenn – If a trained deputy is too terrified to confront a gunman with an AR-15, a geometry teacher will have no problem?
AdLib 2 hours ago
PPO – when I was in England in 1978 guns – shotguns – were everywhere in the rural areas, but nowhere in the cities.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Rubio! What an utter POS! Refuses to eschew NRA money. Days numbered, I hope!
pinkpantheroz

2 hours ago
Ad – exactly. I do NOT fault that law enforcement officer. The RULES state no officer should enter ALONE ever. And now people want that “lone heroic man” and are pilloring him.
choicelady

2 hours ago
CL–Yes, it’s always about the $$$. And what better way to get taxpayers to enrich gun manufacturers and sellers than arming teachers? After all, the school districts or the federal government will have to pay for all those guns and ammo, so it’s a win-win for the NRA and gun manufacturers and sellers. Money for nothing and the chicks are free!
glenn

2 hours ago
CL – Exactly, once the NRA is exposed as nothing more than a bribery outfit, especially by voters who take NRA Repubs out of office, they can lose all credibility and power. By this Nov!
AdLib 2 hours ago
CL – Our job this Nov is to turn all NRA lobbyists into Maytag repairmen.
AdLib 2 hours ago
cl, true. The same here in Australia. There are vast numbers of rifles, shotguns and the like in farms and ranches all over Australia. There are pistols by the thousands, but only in gun clubs. Crims still shoot people, bu usually only themselves in feuds.
pinkpantheroz

2 hours ago
Everyone – I think this recent shooting has been a major game changer thanks to the teens who lived through it. Advocacy and activism are transforming it all.
choicelady

2 hours ago
PPO– I agree with you, cops and the military should be the only people walking around armed. And, no cops should be walking around armed with assault weapons. I think we need to begin there, at least. Ban assault weapons.
glenn

2 hours ago
glenn – Poquito Marco es muy loco!
AdLib 2 hours ago
PPO – I say if criminals are shooting one another, well so be it.
choicelady

2 hours ago
CL–I agree. Bravo for our young people!
glenn

2 hours ago
Ad – Si – pobre el. Mas stupido!
choicelady

2 hours ago
CL – You saw how Trump trashed that officer? Sure, Trump would go into the hallway to confront a mass killer with only a handgun.
AdLib 2 hours ago
glenn – this is a critical antidote to what Adam Schiff had to say.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Ad – Trump? The Bone Spur President? Man is a chicken hawk.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Ad and CL–si, si!
glenn

2 hours ago
MURPH!!!!
choicelady

2 hours ago
Better late out of the gate…..I suppose…
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
glenn – Yep, every “solution” from the NRA has to do with selling many more guns. That’s always their idea to fix everything.
AdLib 2 hours ago
Ad, Politicians need to swiftly drop any monetary interest in the NRA. 2 reasons 1. They’re terrified of getting less than an ‘A’ rating. WTF, WHO Cares about the NRA rating system? I rate the NRA as an F 2. Who needs NRA money? The Kochs and Murdochs of the world can easily replace NRA blood money.
pinkpantheroz

2 hours ago
Glad you’re here. I am supposed to ‘report in’ on what Adam Schiff had to say, and I have waited for you!
choicelady

2 hours ago
Ad–of course trump would go into that hallway, because he loves the children. That’s why teachers should be armed!
glenn

2 hours ago
Hey CL…”your” agenda is getting great play with my group…..so much appreciated.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Hey Murph! Especially glad you showed up, C is holding back some juicy info until you came!
AdLib 2 hours ago
Murph – I am SO GLAD!
choicelady

2 hours ago
Murph–Yea, you’re here!
glenn

2 hours ago
The NRA is in competition with two other organizations that are more right wing than they are for the money they get from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and members.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Hiya Murph!
pinkpantheroz

2 hours ago
Okay, CL–it’s time to spill.
glenn

2 hours ago
CL – Yep Cadet Bone Spur to the rescue! “Ouch, I’d save the kids but my bone spur is acting up. I better play golf, that usually helps.
AdLib 2 hours ago
Just one observation on campaign money – only 4 Dems have taken NRA money, $2000 each. That’s it. It would be SO EASY to give that up since it’s a drop in the bucket for any Rep. No – zero – Dem senators have taken it.
choicelady

2 hours ago
ad….glad to be here then…..C can let fly whenever the spirit strikes.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Hi PPO and Glenn…..
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
CL–well that’s good news about Dems. I wondered how many of them had taken NRA money.
glenn

2 hours ago
SO CL what did Schiff have to say!!!!
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
I have to leave for a few minutes, but I’ll come back to read what CL has to say.
glenn

2 hours ago
Bottom line is that if voters can vote out Repubs who take NRA money, their power will evaporate.
AdLib 2 hours ago
See you shortly, glenn!
AdLib 2 hours ago
I’ve got to mosy, but firstly, can anyone say why it was schoolchildren asking the pointed questions and making the pollies squirm instead of the MSM?
pinkpantheroz

2 hours ago
And if Mueller can prove the NRA committed crimes by laundering Russian money into the election? Bye-bye NRA!
AdLib 2 hours ago
PPO – sorry you have to go…best to you and yours.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Ad, enter RICO!
pinkpantheroz

2 hours ago
ta, Murph
pinkpantheroz

2 hours ago
PPO…yes…RICO
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
PPO – Because all the BS from the NRA can’t be used against children who were real victims and were old enough to outreason them.
AdLib 2 hours ago
PPO – You’ll miss out on CL’s revelations!
AdLib 2 hours ago
Ad, Lovely! Hope they keep it up. Cheerio all
pinkpantheroz

2 hours ago
Seeya PPO!
AdLib 2 hours ago
OK – Adam Schiff was at the Sac Press Club on Tuesday. He was superb, and he talked about the two-pronged Russian tactic. First, of course, is that Russia hates Hillary Clinton for hr powerful opposition to their imperial designs. They clearly picked Trump EARLY on – before he declared (this may become important) -to help him get into office. His refusal to enforce sanctions is just one of MANY concerns. Weaking NATO, EU etc. are others. But what they REALLY want is to sow so much division – hence the funding of the NRA – that democracy itself is destroyed. They are now fully fascist (my words, not Schiff’s) that they have to show that the USA is NOT the beacon of hope for oppressed people, that we are corrupt, divided, and faltering. THAT scared me more than anything else he said.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Anyone got any connection to the March for Our Lives and School Walkout organizing? I am on the far edge logistically but what wonderful young people are stepping forward.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Ad, I’ll look in at the writeup later
pinkpantheroz

2 hours ago
bye PPO!
choicelady

2 hours ago
CL – Yes, I’ve been hearing all of that and it makes so much sense. The way for Putin to keep his grip on power in Russia where there is much discontent bubbling below the surface is to point at the West and say, “See, they’re even worse than me!”
AdLib 2 hours ago
Schiff disagreed w Comey – Russians are NOT DONE, did not leave, are persisting in trying to destroy democracy. They will continue to sow seeds of hate, suspicion, discord to prove us unfit as an example. That strengthens their fascist goals. They are not done with us.
choicelady

2 hours ago
CL…I am not surprised by Schiff’s perspective…..I very much agree with his analysis…as I told someone I know here “Imaging how much the Russians feared a President Hillary Clinton that they would do all of this to keep her from office.”
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
CL…these words are the core of the real damage being done….”Schiff disagreed w Comey – Russians are NOT DONE, did not leave, are persisting in trying to destroy democracy. They will continue to sow seeds of hate, suspicion, discord to prove us unfit as an example. That strengthens their fascist goals. They are not done with us.”
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Murph – add to that “how much they fear a truly democratic administration AND SOCIETY. Much of the discord – from left to right – is of their making.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Murph – No connections other than the FB pages of local marches being arranged. Taking my HS age daughter to the LA March For Our Lives on the 24th.
AdLib 2 hours ago
The woman with the FB page said she is contact with the students in FL.
AdLib 2 hours ago
Ad…good for you…best to your daughter….is she as insightful and strong as her Pop?
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
I think March for our Lives coupled with Women’s March (the women, not the leaders), the March for Science, the Dreamers, immigrants, indigenous people, BLM, and every other NON fascist non white supremacist movement is what Russia and the GOP fear to the MAX.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Murph – I know Ad’s daughter, and she is absolutely the young woman you’d want any girl to be. She is amazing!
choicelady

2 hours ago
Murph – I would say so. CL met her when we brought her to an historic Uncloak the Kochs protest, she’s been to multiple protests already!
AdLib 2 hours ago
Ad – she gets better and better at this stuff every day!!!
choicelady

2 hours ago
CL….let’s pray that all of these tendrils come together in the Fall….we need a major takedown of GOP and a counterpunch against the Russkies.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
CL – Thanks so much!
AdLib 2 hours ago
Thanks CL and Ad Lib…another independent thinking is good for all of us.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
CL….how did Schiff come across? What is his future in leadership do you think?
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
It is and will be our solidarity, our shedding of racist values and elitism, of white supremacy and sense of superiority that will keep us going. Ad – Schiff is looking at both the indictable moments for the election BUT the bigger picture about WHO WE ARE as a nation. That’s OUR focus, and we won’t back down!
choicelady

2 hours ago
CL…your portrait of Schiff certainly is a glowing one. I trust you a LOT and value your insights on this.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Come on, we’ve got the younger generation, women, Latinos supporting Dreamers, Black Lives Matter, on and on! The true grass roots are springing up and taking over! We just won another Repub seat in KY!
AdLib 2 hours ago
Murph – he’s powerful. Calm, understated, and FUNNY. Face to face I did not like him so much, but as apublic presence he was superb. He was NOT someone who provides warm fuzzies one to one. He needs to work on that – Obama did. He needs to do so.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Okay, I’m back, and going to try to catch up. CL–Schiff’s revelations are scary, indeed, and what we’ve all been fighting against since trump took office. As many pundits and posters have said, Putin is the only person trump has never insulted. Ad, your daughter sounds amazing! She has such a strong role model, why would she be anything else?
glenn

2 hours ago
The GOP here in Missouri are eating each ther up.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Murph – I am FINE with the GOP cannibalizing. They earned it.
choicelady

2 hours ago
CL…so his public persona is his stronger/better side….yes…..useful to deliver messages but leading others…no so much.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
CL – That has been proven as Russian bots stoked the #ReleaseTheMemo BS and the hoaxes against FL students as “chaos actors”. The Russians are woven into our country now…and Trump likes it that way. Only when a Dem replaces him can we root out the Russians through cyber counterattacks, social media regulation and more serious sanctions.
AdLib 2 hours ago
I think in public settings he can indeed lead people, but he needs to brush up his one-to-one skills. I’ve known him for a time vaguely, and he’s always had this rep. Not warm. Well he needs to be. Obama and Hillary both are GREAT at personal stuff – and Dems HAVE to be good at that as well as powerhouses on the lectern.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Ad – well said. Dems CAN root them out.
choicelady

2 hours ago
CL–you know, I really don’t want warm fuzzies from my leaders; I want leadership, and it seems that Schiff will be providing that. Maybe he needs to work on how he comes across, but Americans also need to wake up and get a reality check so they will get out and VOTE!
glenn

2 hours ago
A local family I know has been moved by the threats to the ACA, by the right to work sham, by the tax giveaway and now by the shooting in Florida to let it be known that they are no longer Republican. Important because the dad has been the chair of the county GOP for 15 years.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Glenn…agree with you…warm fuzzies are literally only skindeep.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
glenn – I agree in principle, but he was curt with me, and I represent THE largest progressive voice in CA. We were OK at the start, but he was impatient, and that’s never good. I won’t hold a grudge – others who are not professionals very well might. He needs to be more gracious to people.
choicelady

2 hours ago
glenn – Thanks so much! She would be so embarassed if she knew she was getting all these compliments! She’s very humble but is indeed very remarkable. Very proud of her.
AdLib 2 hours ago
Murph – Looks like you’re losing your Gov!
AdLib 2 hours ago
MURPH! That is AMAZING news about your locals leaving the GOP!!!
choicelady

2 hours ago
CL…does his impatience represent a disrespect for you? Is he a progressive elitist.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Ad….the entire Greitens thing is only possible because the knives are out with one GOP clique attacking another. P.S. the Lt. Gov. is far worse that G.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Murph – If they were human, it would be called cannibalism. But when Repubs eat each other, what would that be called?
AdLib 2 hours ago
Murph–that’s good news about the former GOP county chair. Here’s hoping republicans are just imploding unto themselves. I’m so encouraged by these kids in FL and all the other groups CL mentioned. Dems need to keep pounding this message home by providing realistic, concrete proposals to stop our slaughtering of each other; as well as to get russians out of our social fabric.
glenn

2 hours ago
Murph – he’s always been distant I gather. He needs to work on that. It’s NOT a fatal flaw, but it cuts his chances of attracting serious support. I don’t want Reagan who was Mr. Geniality with a heart of a caraway seed, but I do think he needs some polishing if he’s presidential material on how to GRACIOUSLY let people know he needs to move on.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Yes…CL….he is involved with the co-op and he announced that at a leadership meeting.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
glenn – we definitely have the messages, and we need to reinforce the solidarity.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Murph – Wow. Just…wow.
choicelady

2 hours ago
CL..Heart of a Caraway Seed…what a line…
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
CL–I see your point; graciousness always helps to get your point across so much better.
glenn

2 hours ago
Murph – That says a lot. Many Dems have been hoping that as Trump’s destruction of safety nets and protections hit Repubs, they would start to see the error of their ways. Encouraging.
AdLib 2 hours ago
Murph – stole it from a buffoon mayor of Buffalo, NY who said that of bankers.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Schiff may be an intellectual living very well in his head. Not a snob just on a different track.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
CL..still a great line.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Ad…I too find these cracks in the monolith quite encouraging.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Ad–As well you should be proud of your daughter. She, and other kids like her, are going to move this country forward!
glenn

2 hours ago
Murph – in open session, he’s anything BUT elitist. It has happened to friends of mine who are his constituents AND now to me. I hold no grudge, but he does need work.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Murph – Who came out originally with the charges of Greitens’ affair and picture taking? Wasn’t it the ex-husband of the woman?
AdLib 2 hours ago
CL–I’m with Murph–heart of a caraway seed is outstanding!
glenn

2 hours ago
Ad – regardless of who outed Greiten, the GOP are going down like nine pins with their internal sex scandals aren’t they!
choicelady

2 hours ago
I loved the one young man from Parkland who told his Dad that he had to destroy his semi auto rifles as a sign of support and solidarity with his own son and his son’s friends. The dad apparently gave the kid the key to his gun safe and they sawed them all in two and smashed the firing pin.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
glenn – I HATE giving the mayor, Jimmy Griffin, credit for anything since he was awful, but that IS a great line!
choicelady

2 hours ago
Murph – that is a powerful story about the destruction of the guns.!
choicelady

2 hours ago
Ad….the exact trail of exposure in the Greitens matter is hard to map and suspicious in its origins.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
glenn – Your granddaughter as well. This NeverAgain movement is their generation and peers, it’s important to me that she participates with this meaningful movement.
AdLib 2 hours ago
CL–sometimes you just have to give credit where credit is due!
glenn

2 hours ago
glenn – and I do. Even to awful Jimmy!
choicelady

2 hours ago
CL…I take your understanding of Schiff as THE WORD.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Murph–Will the suspicious origins of the Greitens matter make any difference to the charges?
glenn

2 hours ago
Glenn…..we will see…but it sure looks like a political hit job.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Ad–so true!
glenn

2 hours ago
Murph – I think he’d be an outstanding president, but I’m not sure other people would take to him unless he can begin to focus on them as PEOPLE and not just audiences. That was Hillary’s and Obama’s strength. It IS important – so long as there is substance there as well!
choicelady

2 hours ago
Murph – Hadn’t heard that story about the teen and dad destroying his guns. Very cool. The NRA has the wrong enemies now, all the families and friends of survivors from many years marching beside the Parkland students.
AdLib 2 hours ago
Murph – is it a hit job from the GOP or…outsiders?
choicelady

2 hours ago
Ad – across the nation kids are marching in solidarity because THEY have been the targets and won’t take this anymore.
choicelady

2 hours ago
CL…given that votes come from the gut and are based on the sense of personal commitment I think your analysis is on the mark. Gotta be a people person.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Ad…NRA is going full bore on this…pulling out every club in their arsenal….a sure sign that they are worried. When Alex Sink does as he did today it sure look like they have good reason to do this.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Murph – the days of the intellectual candidate, the Wilsons (racist bastard that he was), Adlai Stevenson (who did lose), etc. are just gone. Obama united a good mind with a great ability to connect with people. Schiff doesn’t have that. I think he COULD.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Murph – The thing is, so many Repubs have hidden scandals they’re so vunerable to begin with. If Greitens wasn’t someone who betrays his wife and blackmails women he’s had affairs with, his enemies couldn’t have gotten to him.
AdLib 2 hours ago
CL..history teaches us the truth of your analysis.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
CL–Agree with you about Obama’s strength being his ability to connect with people. Not so sure I agree with you about that being Hillary’s strength. Don’t get me wrong, I think she is a smart, informed, and well-spoken woman, but I remember many people, even on the left, chastising her for being too pedantic, and accusing her of lecturing people. A lot of that was sexist, IMO, but the perception was still there.
glenn

2 hours ago
Ad….I am no supporter of Greittens…my point is that the charges would have had no legs had they not been given open passage in political circles.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
glenn – I think everyone who met Hillary fell in love with her. It was those who didn’t, who got trash talk about her parading as “news” who didn’t feel the connection. That’s a lot of what Schiff was saying – the HUGE amount of disinformation spread about her by left and right, made people NOT listen to her. Those in her presence knew differently.]
choicelady

2 hours ago
CL – SOme may forget that students of the same age were a big part of the anti-war movement in the 60’s-70’s because they knew their lives or those of their friends were at risk if drafted to fight in Vietnam. Same principle here, their lives are at risk and they won’t be told to shut up.
AdLib 2 hours ago
Gang…10:30 and I have vowed to be in bed by 11 every night……I succeed now more than I fail……BUT you guys make me feel really good. I love our weekly chats.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
Ad – I look at the Civil Rights movment and anti war movements and see the power of young people. I was part. Greg was the editor of the SF State paper who refused to shut down when so ordered. We changed things. Now we will again.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Murph – you have miles to go AFTER your sleep. It makes sense to take care of yourself. Sweet dreams!
choicelady

2 hours ago
Murph – The NRA only has power because Repubs are afraid of them. If Repubs become more afraid of voters and see that the NRA can’t protect them from the people’s wrath, the NRA is finished as a player. They know that this year, that is looking possible.
AdLib 2 hours ago
CL–I’ll take your word about Hillary, but isn’t that the problem? Most voters never get to meet a candidate up close and personal, especially a presidential candidate, so many begin to believe there is no connection, or that the candidate doesn’t relate to them. I agree, though, that Schiff needs to work on this if he wants to continue on the national stage.
glenn

2 hours ago
G’night, Murph. Our weekly chats wouldn’t be half as good without you here! Take care!
glenn

2 hours ago
Murph – In the era of the #MeToo movement, not sure any Gov could stay in office blackmailing a woman they cheated with.
AdLib 2 hours ago
Night Murph, glad you made it! Get some rest and see you next week!
AdLib 2 hours ago
Good night.
MurphTheSurf3

2 hours ago
glenn – if ANY candidate is subjected to false narratives via Russian spread propaganda, we’re in BIG trouble. That is why what he said is so important. It is possible to trash a person w false info, and since we don’t meet them, we believe it.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Good night all – I have been fighting roofing issues (we don’t currently HAVE one yet), a busted hot water heater, and sick friends. So now I’ve Schiffed everyone, I think I also will meander on to bed, early though it is here. Hope to catch you all soon! G’night!
choicelady

2 hours ago
CL – I know it’s been a part of who you are since you were young. It must be how you stay young!
AdLib 2 hours ago
CL–I agree that false narratives put us into the danger zone. We have enough false narratives being spread by our own right wingers. We don’t need Russian propaganda helping them.
glenn

2 hours ago
G’night CL, and thanks for the great info!
glenn

2 hours ago
glenn – THAT is the core issue: the combo of GOP and Russian massive disinformation.
choicelady

2 hours ago
Rest well and hope Greg is feeling better!
AdLib 2 hours ago
Hope to see you next Friday! Good night!
choicelady

2 hours ago
Ad–think I’ll follow CL and Murph out the door. Great chat tonight; I am so fortunate to have found this place! G’night!
glenn

2 hours ago
glenn – Agree that Hillary was not the people person who she needed to be. I have heard as CL mentioned that in person she was charming.
AdLib 2 hours ago
Same here, glenn! Have a great weekend and see you next week!
AdLib 2 hours ago
Ad–Yes, but as I told CL, we all don’t get to meet our presidential candidates in person
glenn

2 hours ago
Ta!
glenn

2 hours ago
Night!
AdLib 2 hours ago
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