• AdLib : Night pal!

  • Harleigh : later adlib

  • Harleigh : well I’m off to bed. see ya next week! same bat time…

  • AdLib : Well, better to have them removed…and sold on eBay.

  • Harleigh : Light up the night sky!

  • Harleigh : Well we made over like 60,000 of them since 1945 and all the bs about reducing… like just because you take off a part it is no longer a bomb. with a 10,000 year or better half life. The Russians had just as many.

  • AdLib : Man, I got those coming out of my ears, just used a bunch for 4th of July!

  • Harleigh : triggers

  • Harleigh : by xmas those will drop to the $600 range and the new stuff will be even more amazing. Not to mention I still need to post some plutonium troggers and spare W54 parts on ebay tommorrow. x

  • AdLib : Yep, for all my work for the NSA I really need a more powerful…whoop s…I wasn’t supposed to say that…

  • Harleigh : When it is like ‘top’ of the line it’s about $1300 or more but I am not into development or gaming.

  • AdLib : Got it. Well, Black Friday isn’t THAT far away, maybe they’ll come down a bit by then.

  • Harleigh : I got a 17 HP pavilion for $379 at Best Buy.Works fine for surfin and video and the usual word stuf which is abot all I do. Next step up and touch screen is abut $250 more.

  • AdLib : I’m getting ready for a new laptop, I like the ones that also have a touchscreen.

  • Harleigh : I need to duct tape the caps lock key too. Still way better than my 12 year old pentium 4 PC

  • AdLib : Call me old fashioned but I have carrier pigeons delivering my bytes of data.

  • Harleigh : it speed that counts when surfin an I cAN watch every show on cable now too. it is awesome. I was debating on getting 4 more mg of rAM BUT DON’T NEED IT YET .

  • AdLib : Whoa! That’s one mean machine!

  • Harleigh : Yeah… I’m all trimmed out in my new 17″ laptop and wireless mouse!And a 12 up and 43mbps down speed connection! lol

  • AdLib : Those damn Chinese hackers! Bring it on!!!

  • Harleigh : hee hee

  • AdLib : Personally, I blame you, Harleigh.

  • Harleigh : Iswear I didn’t touch a thing.

  • Harleigh : peekin in the ruble…

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           Harleigh : I was gerrymandered out of Debbie’s districk. Rep is now Frankel.

  • pinkpantheroz : Yeah, Murph, I hear you, unfortunately. Isn’t it so rotten that the not-so-almighty dollar looms so large in the calculations.

  • Harleigh : adlibI’ll strike fear into every woman that if they don’t get out and vote for the dems then I get a job in the new gubmint as a General in the Gina PO-leese!

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad…as to the courts (which the DOJ depends on for backup) at the top of the judicial pile, as final arbiter is the SCOTUS and four of its justices serve the plutocrats virtually without question.

  • AdLib : ppo – No one knew who Obama was at this same point in the last cycle, which would have been 2006. It’s way too early to assume there won’t be a strong opponent(s) for Hillary in the Dem primary…maybe someone you’re not even that familiar with…like Obama was in 2006.

  • pinkpantheroz : back in a sec.

  • Harleigh : Floriduh is one of the worst fraud states, MS level education system for over 20 years, Skeletor for gubernator… and Allen West in a pear tree. We are surely fucked down here. The brightest spot here is the fantastic Debbie Wassermann-Schul tz.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : PPO- the Clintons will bring the $$$$$$ and the connections to the game that no one else can manage.

  • AdLib : Murph – Obama won in 2008 by a very big percentage compared to recent Presidential elections and 2012 was a strong win too. Even with the voter suppression, I think a quality Progressive Dem can do the same (and hopefully the DoJ and courts will keep overturning the worst voter suppression laws in red states too, which would help). I wouldn’t support Hillary in a primary for that reason, I don’t know that she would fare better than an exciting new Dem candidate.

  • pinkpantheroz : Murph, I sadly agree. I don’t particularly want a Clinton Dynasty, but it may be the only thing available. I’m nnot hearing anything over here in AUS that any other credible Dem is putting their hand up.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad Lib-+- and that, sad to say, may be why HRC and the Clintonista Clan may be the road we have to take

  • AdLib : Harleigh – Well, with the threat of Repub men controlling their access to abortion and contraceptives, they sure have a lot of motivation to GOTV this year and in 2016.

  • pinkpantheroz : Agree, Miles. The DNC needs to mobilize challenges to those swingeing regs and level the playing field. Right Now would be a good time to start.

  • AdLib : Murph – I know, what it means is that Dems have to win by bigger margins now just to win by a little. But that’s how we’re going to have to do it until we can get rid of this Repub gerrymandering.

  • Harleigh : Women are going to HAVE to show up in big record numbers if thy ever want any chance of being equal.

  • Miles Long : One problem, PPO, is that the working poor have a hell of a time voting when absentee, early voting, weekend voting, etc are all reduced.

  • AdLib : ppo – Yes, I saw that and was very pleased! Apparently, the Repubs had violated the state law requiring non-political district drawing and transparency. Repubs in the Legislature had secretly hired a Repub consultant to skew the districts. Only two were called illegal but it still meant the judge required a brand new drawing of districts.

  • pinkpantheroz : Right, Miles, But the Dems need to target the poor, the pissed, the angry masses and get out the vote!

  • Harleigh : Three teabaggers in a new Lexus drove off a cliff. Why is that a shame? A Lexus has four seats! In other news a Teabagger in a fraching area lit a match in the bathroom one morning and his Winnebagger house exploded right off its wheels.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad LIb…I keep coming back to the issue of who wields the power and how structures can be unfairly shaped to permit misrepresentatio n.

  • Miles Long : Women are also playing a bigger part in the political landscape too, a lot of them are royally pissed.

  • pinkpantheroz : Murph, (sigh)

  • AdLib : PPO – Not sure, I think some of it will just have to be overpowered by demographics. Public education isn’t going to get better unless taxes are raised in those red states so it’s a vicious circle, less taxes, less money for education, continued voting for Repubs by a poorly educated public who cut taxes more. Once the old white RWs die off and are replaced by Latinos, we may be able to reverse things.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : PPO- expect to see that ruling appealed and overturned.

  • pinkpantheroz : Ad, can’t come soon enough. did you see that a Florida judge rukled that the gerrymander of districts was illegal. I wonder how many more can be salvaged this way.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad- you assume that control of the district maps will be the hands of those who might come close to drawing them up fairly. THAT will depend on the elections of 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2010…and the GOP is working hard to ensure that their minority status will not interfere with their representation.

  • pinkpantheroz : Sounds good, Harleigh. See what a bit of competition can do! Now that’s America in action!

  • AdLib : The tables are turning though, as demographics shift away from the Repubs. I’ve said this before but we will have to wait until the next census and drawing up of districts, so 2020, until the GOP could be reduced to it’s authentic size, a minority national party, just able to win regionally and locally in the South and plains states…unless Latino population turns some of those around. Can you imagine what will happen once TX is flipped to blue because of Latino growth? How could the GOP as it is now ever win the Presidency over the next generation?

  • pinkpantheroz : Seriously, isn’t it utterly pathetic, yet scary, that the level of political ignorance is so, so high? What can we do to reverse this downward spiral?

  • Harleigh : Pink I lived in CO years ago, weed was better and cheaper then. Word from folks back there is there is really good weed as usual on the street at less than 1/3 legal cost.

  • pinkpantheroz : Wahddya call a bagger with half a brain? Gifted.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Living in one of the Stupid Homelands….I can tell you that the kind of ignorance you all are speaking of is regarded as common sense, patriotism and love of (the Christian) God.

  • Harleigh : Very understated miles.. gohmert, palin, bachmann…. way too stupid.

  • AdLib : For the GOTP, stupid is the new ignorant.

  • pinkpantheroz : Harleigh, betch wish tou were in WA or CO right now!

  • Miles Long : You have to be a special brand of stupid to believe anything that the GOPTP feeds you.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Harleigh…ribal d

  • pinkpantheroz : Right, Miles, they couldn’t even comprehend. I wonder has it sunk in that the movie is a satire on them?

  • AdLib : Miles – The GOTP looks back at The Know Nothings as intellectual elitists.

  • Harleigh : Never give a sucker an even break! In 2009 The Koch brothers through Dick Armey and his Freedumbwerks front created the Astro-turf Teabaggers. I’ve concluded that all Teabaggers are Koch’s suckers in an Army of Dick’s.

  • Miles Long : PPO: Here’s the thing: the GOPTP have made ignorance a badge of honor.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Ad…having fun are you?