• ghostrider : That’s too bad, this was the first week I remembered to check this out

  • choicelady : HI Guest – appears you and I did not get the message – Vox Populi is on vacation this week. NEXT week for sure.

  • RasputinsLiver : Henry’s a brilliant iconoclast of the first order.

  • RasputinsLiver : Morning, folks. Anyone here ever listen to Henry Rollins? Not necessarily his music but instead his “spoken word” cds or see him when he’s merely doing that on-stage?

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : Woops. Sorry Adlib, had a request for video drivers. Have a good night.

  • chillfactor : You, too..and thank you for all of your help in getting me connected to POV….

  • AdLib : Thanks Chill, hoping to get back to more normal hours around here soon. Take care!

  • chillfactor : Ad lib…thank you…you too..have a restful weekend..sounds like you put in some long hours here…

  • AdLib : Chill – Sorry about that, I’ve got an urgent communication into our web host to get this fixed fast or we’re headed back to our previous web host. Thanks for your patience with all of this, one way or another, we’ll get things worked out very swiftly. Have a great weekend!

  • chillfactor : Thank you Ad Lib…I tried the link at the top of the page earlier but could not get in.

  • AdLib : Actually, it’s a bit late and has been a long evening here at Vox Populi. Time to call this edition to an end. Chill, hope you’ll join us next Friday but you can scroll down to see tonight’s chat (there were a few outages so you’ll find a few breaks. Thanks to all for being so understanding and patient with tonight’s glitches, hope to have them fixed by next week’s Vox. Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

  • AdLib : Chil – The main page is Vox Populi, under Live Events at the top but here’s the direct link: «link»

  • chillfactor : How do you open this window?

  • AdLib : Some of that goes over their head, especially if you balance it out as a parent with teaching that materialism is not a career goal.

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : need a few minutes here. brb

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : Funny

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : Almost all of our elementary education is geared like that.

  • AdLib : :lol:

  • AdLib : If Suzy had real friends, they’d be giving her apples.

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : Suzy has 45 cents. Suzy want to give all of her friends 1 1/2 apples each. Apples are 3 for 5 cents, how many friends does Suzy have?

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : Ouch

  • AdLib : Dad is The Deprograminator.

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : Because if she is in elementary school, her math classes will be overloading her with consumerism.

  • AdLib : Seven.

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : How old is your daughter, AdLib?

  • AdLib : Night Chris, thanks for hanging in there tonight!

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : Night Chris

  • ChrisR266 : Time for me to hit the pillow, too.

  • ChrisR266 : I wish all you good people west of me a peaceful evening and good sleep.

  • AdLib : I have taught my daughter not to believe commercials. She likes some things that are popular with her friends but rarely the things advertised a lot. I’m pleased about that.

  • ChrisR266 : AL and 2CCP: Benjamin Barber warned as much in 1992 (Jihad vs. McWorld) and his newer book, Consumed. Pretty interesting takes on what the free market paradigm wrought as it moves to win the most turf in globalization.

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : I’m surprised that Macy’s isn’t sponsoring episodes of Dora the Explorer going to the mall.

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : We teach the kids consumerism from the get-go. by the time they hit preschool, they have been indoctrinated.

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : Of course Twiter refuses to do anything about that, it might decrease traffic.

  • AdLib : 2CCP – Well… Facebook and Twitter are credited for helping people rise up in Egypt. I don’t blame them for the apathy out there, I blame Americans falling for the BS they see in the MSM and finding pacification in consuming.

  • kesmarn : G’night, Patsy. Give Ralph a kiss for us!

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : I was on Twitter the other day. The top trend? a fake “issue” created by a bunch of mass-marketing bots.

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : It’s not their recliners we need to get them away from, it’s their Fakebook accounts and text messaging.

  • ChrisR266 : Sleep blissfully, Patsy.

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : Night Patsy

  • kesmarn : Better days are ahead, AdLib! :-)

  • ChrisR266 : Sleep well, Kes. Almost 2 for me, too. Got some antique shopping to do tomorrow. Gotta prop up the economy.

  • PatsyT : Hey Kes me too I have to say Nighty Night to all … You all have a wonderful night

  • AdLib : Night Kes, thanks for hanging in there tonight!

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : All we need is Issa to do a Joe McCarthy moment. And watch him disappear!

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : Night Kes

  • kesmarn : It’s amazing how much it takes to actually get Americans out of their recliners, but the Repubs seem to be figuring it out. ‘Fraid I’ll have to say goodnight now. Almost 2 a.m. here! Thanks to all.

  • ChrisR266 : I harbor the hope that should Issa be so foolish enough to go where I think he will go, that his malicious intent will seal the deal.

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : facts are only facts if they reinforce the GOP position. Otherwise, it’s bias.

  • PatsyT : Oh Yes That Issa is so busy creating Jobs!

  • ChrisR266 : AL: and again, we find Americans placed themselves in the situation of getting their asses kicked and eyes blackened before they’ll crawl out of their corners and actually do something good for themselves.

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : Youa re forgetting. For the GOP, facts are up for debate.

  • 2ndClassCitizenPun : You mean like how Sheehan woke up Bush on the war?