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  • AdLib : Cheers all! Really enjoyed the discussion tonight, has my brain whirring.

  • BigDogMom : All Will Be Well, it will get better, just drink Holy Water!

  • kesmarn : Seriously, feel better, c’lady! Good night!

  • PatsyT : Thanks AdLib !!! and all

  • kesmarn : AdLib can turn that water into wine for ya!

  • AdLib : IT’S THAT TIME, SO THANK YOU ALL FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL EDITION OF VOX POPULI! THE CONVERSATION CAN CONTINUE AT THE AFTERCHAT POST. CLICK HERE TO GO THERE: «link»

  • choicelady : Holy water? I’m heading for Holy Wine!

  • BigDogMom : Nite c’lady, feel better, try tea with lemon and honey and lots of sleep!!!

  • kesmarn : C’lady, just do what my favorite 8 year old did when she was smaller. Drink some holy water. All will be well!

  • PatsyT : CL I do not get the Register I would not waste my money

  • Khirad : ‘Tis true, Obama is nimble and adapts quickly. Though… it took him too long with this new reset strategy IMO.

  • AdLib : Kes – Thought that might sound familiar! ;-)

  • choicelady : Dear ones – I still have this cruddy cold and sore throat, so I’m packing it in. What a lovely evening with you all. Thank you and good night!

  • BigDogMom : All the local papers here in CT now have a article every day about HC and features those who do not have it…the repuglies here read the NYT and WSJ, so the message is getting to the masses, not the one who will vote GOP

  • PatsyT : Chris Matthews said that the Repubs should be very afraid of how fast Obama is with the learning curve…

  • kesmarn : Yesssss, AdLib, I’ve heard about that one on education…. :lol:

  • kesmarn : Yes, Obama since last Friday night has been most impressive!

  • choicelady : Patsy – oh, dear. I am SO sorry! Yikes – you ARE up against it, aren’t you? Well, switch to the LA Times – they are doing some good coverage.

  • AdLib : We can also work together here at The Planet to collaborate on initiatives, letters, petitions, etc. Nellie and I are drafting a letter to request Obama consider firing Rahm, there is another in the works on education, we can do more if we all pitch in.

  • choicelady : BDM – I agree, and I think we’re seeing a new hour in Obama’s strategy. Someone said he’d been a good orator but not a good teacher, and I think he took that to heart. He’s been his old self lately, and it’s working well!

  • PatsyT : CL– CA Orange County Register -wish me Good Luck

  • BigDogMom : The Daily Show and Colbert shows are critical, that’s what all the under 25 yrs old watch, they are learning about our system through them, because they haven’t learned it throught our school systems…thank you no child left behind…

  • kesmarn : c’lady and AdLib, agreed. We can’t give up. No matter how daunting it all is. These people have surely let us know that they “ain’t playin'” though. They have an impressive arsenal, and they use all of it.

  • choicelady : Patsy – don’t know where you are, but in Sacramento these stories are suddenly front page center. Keep pressure on the papers and TV to cover these stories.

  • AdLib : Kesmarn – But the truth does get out on KO, Rachel, Daily Show, Colbert…it does get out still. We just have to yell much louder for the rest of the MSM o have to report something.

  • choicelady : OK that said, I do honestly understand that the rich are paid bajillions to screw up the world, and we’re volunteering or working for pennies to fix it. But we must keep on keeping on!

  • BigDogMom : The MSM can’t re-write O’s exchange with the GOP last week and I think they realized it, people loved it and where on O’s side, the MSM will follow the money and the money is with O now.

  • kesmarn : Patsy, LOL, yes, they’d love to torpedo US!

  • PatsyT : What happened to the stories of the people that are being denied or rejected HC- They are Americans right? why no coverage on them ?

  • choicelady : BDM – indeed – keep telling the MSM they stink! Get friends to keep up the heat. It took the right over 20 years to get control. We won’t get it back unless we keep at it the way they did. We on the “left” get too complacent and think if it does not change immediately, it is not worth doing. The right had better self discipline. We must do the same.

  • AdLib : CL – Great point. Rallying people to confront their Congresspeople would be a strong way to protest.

  • kesmarn : The thing is, the right, the MSM/Corporadoes view it as life or death, too. They’re in this for blood. And they hold a lot of cards. Not saying all is lost. Just that it’s not only indifference that causes us to lose battles.

  • choicelady : kesmarn – politically it’s mobilization and direct contact with your own legislators. Building relationships and getting known. My folks totally turned Mike Thompson, a blue dog, to support the Public Option. Never EVER underestimate the power of your voice and presence there. You fly under the radar of the media, but you DO make a huge difference when you are ever present at the district office.

  • BigDogMom : kes/c’lady – that’s why “we” have to do something about MSM, I think they are getting the message though, I keep e-mailing them my disappointment, if all do that, then maybe something may get changed

  • PatsyT : MSM/Corporadoes LOL like torpedos !

  • AdLib : The MSM can’t ignore Obama. And, if those Dems out there can be re-energized to realize that this is literally a life-or-death fight, the MSM will have trouble avoiding coverage of that.

  • kesmarn : That’s what I mean c’lady. I think people see the futility of trying to use 60s tactics against 21st century MSM/Corporadoes. They roll right over all that now. There must be a third way…

  • PatsyT : Plouffe brings hope

  • choicelady : AdLib – Amen on that! Plouffe was great at this, and let’s hope he cranks it up for the President as he did for the candidate!

  • BigDogMom : Oh yes, the Magic Screen of the idiot John King, I see he has left the Sunday program, no ratings because he was such a doo doo head in interviews

  • AdLib : Obama’s campaign mobilized many who had never been involved in politics before. I hope Plouffe’s reappearance will return to that and inspire people to get out and protest or support what they want for this nation.

  • choicelady : kesmarn – don’t get me started on MSM! When marriage equality became legal, briefly, I was at county hall helping to celebrate. ONE CHURCH was picketing and got all the media attention. They would not talk to me at all, and I represented 1.5 MILLION people who supported equality! Bah!