• PatsyT : You got that right!

  • bito : Oh, Patsy! I can’t even imagine, you deserve combat pay. Just remember it will be a fond memory 15 years from now.

  • PatsyT : They are still here… help I can only listen to so many rap songs

  • bito : had your hands full :-)

  • bito : Wow, Ralph! sounds like you hand your hands full tonight. You were missed.

  • PatsyT : Bito dear, how are you ?

  • bito : Good night Abby.

  • Abbyrose86 : Good night all!~

  • Abbyrose86 : Goodnight Chris

  • Abbyrose86 : Bito….Sarah would have no idea WHAT any of that means…I shudder to think WHAT she would take that to mean!

  • Abbyrose86 : Choicelady…goo d night!

  • bito : My last question? Would S’arah’s eyes glaze over if she was asked about the gini coefficient, and why we are #42?

  • bito : Looks like this may bring a close to our Friday session of VoxPop. Thanks to everyone for a fun and educating night.

  • bito : k’es, Ralph is gone, it’s left up to you to to start the silly session-the fun part. :lol:

  • kesmarn : That old song: “It’s a quarter to three. There’s no one in the place. Except you and me. So, set ’em up, Joe. One for my baby and one more for the road…” Time to say good night for me, too!

  • bito : Night Chris, Thanks.

  • kesmarn : G’night, Chris. You’re right on the media.

  • bito : Good night Mrs. Perkins, you are an inspiration!

  • kesmarn : Good night, Cher. Of course, your last sentence turned out perfectly. Hope things get better.

  • ChrisR266 : Keep on keeping on, and may the force be with you all.

  • ChrisR266 : I depart as well, friends.

  • kesmarn : Good night, c’lady. You do de Lawd’s work, fo’ sho’.

  • ChrisR266 : Good night, Cher. You’re a righteous dudette.

  • Chernynkaya : OK–I am so sorry to have to leave but I cannot get my puter to type! Please forgive me and please carry on! Maybe no Daily Planet tomorrow. :-( :-(

  • ChrisR266 : Good slumber, choice. A pleasure, as always.

  • bito : C’lady, I asked that because of your Moyers statement. Rural areas depend on NPR abd PBS for news.

  • kesmarn : Getting all the news from NPR would sure beat getting it all from Limbaugh, which is what squadzillions of people actually do by choice!

  • choicelady : Floks – (I love it, Cher) I think I’m packing it in as well. I had a hellacious day trying to write a grant for a program I was not sure wasn’t going to be eradicated by the CA budget, and it took the whomp out of me to be that worried. So off I go. Hugs to all! May you have Sweet Dreams!

  • ChrisR266 : Kes: The communication industry doesn’t learn lessons. They do whatever it takes to make more advertising revenue. Gotta pay those shareholders. Give up any notion you may still harbor that the journalistic imperative drives any of them anymore.

  • Chernynkaya : No kes, age. got it much less cover.

  • kesmarn : Cher and Chris, I guess I wasn’t paying attention and I don’t doubt that the media capitalized on it. The same way they did before. Here I was naively hoping they had learned their lesson. I was wrong.

  • choicelady : bito – yes, and I call it California. I can’t stand any other news! LOL!!! But seriously, for a friend in a remote area, that is ALL she gets. I have problems with them, but they beat almost anything else.

  • ChrisR266 : I did when It finally did happen about a month ago. Headlines screamed about how the Pastor made good on his threat.

  • Chernynkaya : Bito!

  • bito : Gawwd night AD.

  • ChrisR266 : Bito: I am in Central Ohio. We’re bombarded by everything.

  • Abbyrose86 : Good night Adonai

  • Chernynkaya : Kes– the media was focussssed on the ssssnake.

  • kesmarn : G’Night, AD!

  • bito : Have any of you lived in a rural area where the only world/US news on the radio is from NPR? I have.

  • kesmarn : Chris, I hear you. I know the media made a huge deal out of the first threat by this guy. But this one I didn’t know about till it was over. Maybe I just missed the coverage, though.

  • Chernynkaya : ‘Nigh–AD!t

  • Abbyrose86 : My gosh you all are so fast! I don’t come to this often on Fridays….but I’m having a hard time keeping up! Hey Patsy

  • ChrisR266 : May the force be with you, Ad. Go Blue.

  • ADONAI : Well kids, I gotta git. God night folks. Peace be with you. “I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • kesmarn : You’re such a good sport, Cher! And much kinder than I am. You overlook my typos. Heaven for you.

  • ChrisR266 : Kes: And had MSM not grabbed onto it, it would have faded away into oblivion and virtuality. That’s the problem

  • Chernynkaya : Chris–well said and I agree.

  • Chernynkaya : Kes–there ya go–made me laugh!

  • choicelady : Adonai – I TOTALLY agree with you about the role the MSM played in giving the FL preacher a platform and visibility. These days any goon with a radical and antagonistic or titillating schtick gets air time. Wise and thoughtful people? They show up on Bill Moyers at 1 am.

  • kesmarn : I guess “Pastor” Jones posted the idiotic video of the burning on YouTube, Chris, and did sort of an end run around the press who were trying to ignore this one. Or so I’m told.

  • Chernynkaya : CL–It’s a virus I’m sure. My son the Computer Expert will be called to duty tomorrow–and what you said is much appreciated!!!

  • ADONAI : Chris, I get ya.

  • ChrisR266 : Hey Patsy, good to hear from you.

  • bito : Patsy, where do we send the Valium?

  • Chernynkaya : HI PATSY! THANKS!

  • ChrisR266 : Adonai: Ok. Of course you are correct. But you are missing my point. If the MSM hadn’t descended on this guy like a pack of dogs in heat, it would have gone no where and wouldn’t have served as the ignition for what happened yesterday in Afganistan. Come on. They’re making idiots into gods and devils, with no other reason than to make money. They don’t give a rat’s arse about the implications about that, as long as it makes them more ad revenue. You know what I am talking about, so let’s not get all abstract about it.

  • ADONAI : hello Patsy! Good luck to you!

  • kesmarn : Meet the Flokkers!

  • choicelady : Patsy! You get tonights’ Purple Heart, and tomorrow the Medal of Honor/Croix de Guerre!!!! You are a woman among women! Hail Patsy! Vale!

  • Chernynkaya : :lol! :!: “FLOKS”

  • kesmarn : Patsy!! No purgatory for you! Straight to heaven! You did your time tonight!

  • Chernynkaya : AD– I’m not sure it’s not illegal during a war.

  • ADONAI : bito, i see what you’re doing there ;)

  • PatsyT : I love Adults

  • choicelady : Cher – hope it’s nothing serious on the computer! What would we do without you? We all need to send positive, healing energies to Cher’s computer – and Cher. That or money for the Geek Squad. Or both.

  • kesmarn : I’m still chuckling about “BIOT!” Cher!

  • PatsyT : Hey guys, I can’t stay, I have a house full of 12-13 year olds – 20 + of them _ Just wanted to say hi and help! Hope all is well with you all. Have a great weekend!

  • bito : Ad, and there hasn’t been any CIA in Libya for the last 30 years until just last week! ;-)

  • Chernynkaya : Kes!! :lol:

  • choicelady : kes and bito – I’d love jug bands. GReat fan of Jim Kweskin. Also bluegrass. Also most of the women of C&W who are doing some cool feminist stuff under cover of love songs. Swingle Singers. Chicago blues. Delta blues. Preservation Hall. I love classical, but it’s not right for Friday nights