• AdLib : Night Chris. Seems like time to bring this edition of Vox Populi to a close. Thanks all for a rousing evening! Have a great weekend!

  • ChrisR266 : I’m out too, friends. Been a stimulus to the mind and warmth to the sould

  • AdLib : Chris – Indeed. The right has tried desperately and was succeeding to a degree to push the image of Obama to the fringe as a socialist, Muslim, Kenyan, wimp, elitist, etc. Now, they have been disarmed.

  • ChrisR266 : Good night, Tex. Enjoy the socializing.

  • ChrisR266 : It is perfectly clear now to all of the electorate who the fringe are, now.

  • ChrisR266 : AL: I think you ask and answer this one. The act just isn’t flying with the portion of the electorate that actually puts a candidate in office. The fringe is always off set in an election by the know-betters and the independents who just won’t go for fringe IF they can identify fringe.

  • AdLib : Night Tex, I’ll be crying in my Corona for the Lakers.

  • AdLib : The GOP has once again screwed themselves. They needed to pander to racism and ignorance to rally their party back to contention, going after the racist and belligerent vote. They created a Golem by financing this bogus Tea Party which became a monster and has turned on its creator. Now, they must satisfy it with offerings of extremist candidates or be destroyed by it. And without the public pissed off as they were in 2010, they have no case to make to the middle. Sounds good to me.

  • texliberal : Goodnite all, headed down to Bullwinkle’s a 50’s something bar down the street to celebrate a Mavs victory. It’s been a pleasure as usual.

  • AdLib : Night Patsy!!!

  • AdLib : Nigh Choicelady, take care of that neck! Dr. Adlib recommends rest and 1000 mg of Ibuprofin. And a Cosmopolitan couldn’t hurt. Have a great weekend!

  • PatsyT : Hey I can’t stay… I’ll catch you all later… Have a great night

  • texliberal : Goodnite C

  • choicelady : Chris – define “kinks”… LOL!!!

  • AdLib : Chris – I know how absurd it’s gotten but when the GOP has gone to the wall on plutocracy, the reach back to being populists and reflective of the majority has to rely on showmanship instead of substance. The only way Bush won is through an act. Now, the acts have had to get more and more extreme to reflect the remaining extremist base. I mean, the idea that Trump could be at the top of the polls just for being racist…that’s a real political party in America? Fraid so but it’s not positioned to remain more than a fringe party if the Dems can turn things around DESPITE the Repubs.

  • ChrisR266 : Good night, Choice. I hope the kinks work out easily.

  • choicelady : OK everyone, I too am heading out. I have a massive crick in my neck from being on the computer all day. Enjoying this all together, but my physical self needs a break. Have a lovely weekend everyone! Talk with you next week I hope!

  • texliberal : Mavs 98 Lakers 92. And all is right in the world.

  • PatsyT : Nighty night Kes and ADONAI !

  • choicelady : Chris – merely dyslexia of the fingers. Happens to us all.

  • AdLib : Night Kes!!!

  • AdLib : CL – That’s so true. There is such a glaring disconnect between being a politician in representational democracy and trying to win office to help the few take from the many so the reality gap eventually gets so big, it has to be covered up with more preposterous stretches of imagination.

  • KillgoreTrout : Sweet dreams kes.

  • PatsyT : Oh – Ron Paul there is a hero in heroin or – Ron Paul the hero of Heroin .. any one do that yet?

  • ChrisR266 : Choice: Yeah, I do. Finger fart.

  • kesmarn : Good night, all!

  • choicelady : ‘Night Adonai!

  • kesmarn : After midnight here, too, kids. Time to call it a day.

  • kesmarn : G’night AD

  • choicelady : Chris – do you mean the RNC????

  • ChrisR266 : Good night Adonai:”

  • KillgoreTrout : Later Adonai!

  • choicelady : Patsy – everyone is making up campaign slogans for Ron Paul based on his drug legalization mantra. It may be the one thing I somewhat agree with him about, but it does leave him wide open for funny slogans!

  • AdLib : Night AD!

  • AdLib : Patsy – We’re coming up with campaign slogans for Paul to promote legalized heroin.

  • ChrisR266 : AL: See? That’s what I mean. Things have devolved into the theatre of the absurd.

  • KillgoreTrout : A Syringe In Every Pot

  • ADONAI : Well kids, it’s that time. Good night folks. Peace be with you. “RON PAUL: “NO STEMS. NO SEEDS. PURE FUNK.”

  • AdLib : Ron Paul 2012 – Aim high! Shoot up!

  • choicelady : AdLib – there has been a streak of foolish dumbness in the GOP for decades. Remember Ev Dirksen? The party just seems to attract that. If your philosophy is only “keep the rich richer” then it tends to undermine serious thought and thus serious people.

  • PatsyT : So whats with all the Ron Paul talk?

  • kesmarn : As in “I hit de Lotto.”

  • ChrisR266 : AL: Wouldn’t you think that the shadow DNC (rove et al) and the puppet DNC (*the guy from Wisconsin and the visible committee) would be having apoplexy at this stage of the process?

  • kesmarn : AdLib, the street name for Dilaudid around here is “De Lotto.”

  • AdLib : Kes and AD – :lol: !!!

  • ADONAI : Wow. L.A. is handing it to them.

  • choicelady : Hey Patsy! Welcome! How are you?

  • kesmarn : Hey, Patsy!

  • AdLib : Hey Patsy!!!

  • AdLib : Chris – Yes, the GOP, in light of the Palin phenomena, has charted the course of extremism “entertainers” as their ideal. This has painted them into a corner, especially against someone with Obama’s gravitas.

  • KillgoreTrout : Good evening Patsy!

  • ADONAI : Doing fine Patsy thank you. hope you are likewise

  • ChrisR266 : Hi Patsy

  • choicelady : AdLib! You are ON A ROLL tonight! Ron Paul best look out – you’ll smother him!

  • PatsyT : Hi Guys! Hope you are all well tonight

  • ADONAI : GO MAVS!

  • texliberal : MAVERICKS BY 4 WITH 18.7 SECONDS LEFT

  • kesmarn : “Belladonna! You Know You Wanna!”

  • choicelady : tex – we don’t treat the “in betweens” much better either! But so long as you can produce value for an employer they will give grudging assistance. Grudging being the operative word. I think slave owners fed slave ONLY because, like oxen and mules, without food they’d be useless and die. Cuts into the work output some…