• javaz : night

  • AdLib : Yep, closing up the Vox Populi bar for the night! Cheers!

  • javaz : Are you leaving? If so – have a good night and sweet dreams

  • AdLib : Not at all, javaz! See you soon!

  • javaz : I so appreciate your warm welcome, as I was thinking that you didn’t want me here anymore

  • javaz : We have Saudi Arabia and we’re friends with them, plus we have the whole ant- woman thing –

  • AdLib : So nice seeing you javaz! Have a great weekend!

  • AdLib : javaz – Not really, haven’t had a Black Plague or a Hitler again.

  • AdLib : I may survive but my car may not make it through the weekend!

  • javaz : History always repeats itself.

  • Khirad : Hopefully we’ll all be here after Carmageddon. Night!

  • AdLib : Well, looks to be around that time to bring this edition of Vox Populi to a close. Thanks so much everybody for making it such a fun and enlightening night! Have a great weekend and we’ll see you next Friday, same time and place!

  • AdLib : Night Invient! Have a great weekend and nice to see you at Vox tonight!

  • AdLib : Yes but that was 90 years ago and though Fox News has exercised influence and power, it hasn’t risen yet to the power Hearst had. He was to the US what Murdoch was to the UK.

  • invient : I’m out… good night all.

  • javaz : Randolph Scott Hearst- been there done that, and we’ll do it again

  • AdLib : And what happens in the aftermath is, as happened in the US after Watergate, many laws that close up many of the avenues that were used to corrupt a democracy.

  • AdLib : javaz – Well…it takes an architect like Murdoch to take over a nation’s political system all by himself. That’s why it’s more important to hobble News Corp because of how they were wired in. Yes, corps in the US have much power and collaborate but it’s not the same as having an evil emperor masterminding it all.

  • javaz : We might be able to disassemble Murdoch, but there’s someone waiting in the wings

  • Khirad : There’s just something hilarious about marsupials, what can I say.

  • javaz : Ad Lib – you know this as much as I do, but there’s always someone waiting in the wings.

  • AdLib : I’m prejudiced, I like the Rupert Pesci graphic I created for my article.

  • Khirad : I’ve seen the French Red. I don’t think that’s what you’re talking about.

  • invient : lol

  • Khirad : Speaking of Murdoch, I almost lost it with those cheap Australian stereotypes. This is what had me almost fall out of the chair – Koala me back! «link»

  • javaz : B’ito! Did you see RED? With Helen Mirran and Bruce Willis and John Malkovich?

  • AdLib : javaz – Rupert doesn’t need to go to prison, life as a disgraced and fallen king will be a prison for him. I just want to make sure News Corp is permanently hobbled from ever rising to this level again.

  • Khirad : Oh wow, I’ve seen it, but not for ages. And yes, for her age, I think she’s still rockin’.

  • bito : Helen Mirren is still young!

  • javaz : To go back to your original thing about Murdoch – he’ll never serve a day in prison, nor will the powerful people associated with him – but NewsCorp and FOX – it’s over.

  • AdLib : Khirad – No doubt you’ve seen Helen Mirren in Excalibur? She’s still young then too.

  • AdLib : javaz – So true and unfortunately, that 25% or so of the voting population are beyond reason, nothing will change their minds. If we can instead focus on the Indie voters, we can forge a stronger and longer lasting majority.

  • Khirad : That’s the mental image I had right there, AdLib!

  • AdLib : Helen Mirren was a wild thing in her youth, hard to imagine The Queen like that but it’s true.

  • javaz : Sadly, not everyone thinks as we do and far too many people vote Tea Party and far too many people vote against their best interest.

  • AdLib : Really enjoyed Satyricon, Fellini made some remarkable films.

  • Khirad : And Peter O’Toole and Helen Mirren, ouch. I thought Satyricon covered hedonism quite well already, anyway.

  • AdLib : javaz – Yep, they are so extreme, Republicans have become cartoons. Making a post about that should be as amusing as it is enlightening.

  • AdLib : Night Patsy! Stay local this weekend!