Vox Populi – 4-10-2015

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Happy Friday! With Rand Paul announcing his Presidential run…then stumbling badly, Hillary announcing on Sunday and a white cop finally being arrested for shooting an unarmed black man, there’s a lot to talk about in our live chat tonight at 7:00pm…known of course around these parts of the internet as Vox Populi. Hope to see you then!
adlib 7 days ago
Don’t forget to say “Hi!” or “Rand Fall!” when you arrive!
adlib 7 days ago
An early howdy do!
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
And an early howdy do back to you!
adlib 7 days ago
How’s everything your way?
adlib 7 days ago
Ferguson was very interesting last week. Part of the GOTV effort…..
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
It went very well indeed!
adlib 7 days ago
Twice the turnout as in 2014 midterms but still just about 30 percent. Apathy abounds. Still they got half the council black.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Kind of inconvenient for the old school white ruling class to have an election come up so soon after the Brown killing.
adlib 7 days ago
I do think it’s best to look at the increase in relative terms, going up 30% is a real success.
adlib 7 days ago
The GOTV effort was thwarted at every turn mostly by black leaders who labeled it a useless game that played into the white agenda.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Right, but with the success of these candidates, that meme is trashed.
adlib 7 days ago
Oh I am not dissatisfied but I am also not pleased. They kept us at a distance until it became clear that we old guard activists were needed.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
How is the drought in your piece of LA
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
It probably was a phase they had to go through, after so much disappointment and discouragement a too-cycnical mentality prevailed…but that’s blown up by the wins of the black candidates now.
adlib 7 days ago
I do hope you are correct…..the power of black opportunists to derail the good efforts of real leaders is very signficant. It does not serve their interests to have elections go well.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
I’m just waiting to hear what the limitations are going to be. As it is, we’ve been limiting our watering. All that really needs to be done is slash a small portion of agricultural use, they use 80% of our state’s water, and the majority of residents and businesses will be fine.
adlib 7 days ago
Is the agri lobby the problem? What happens if there is a slash? Who gets hurt by it…..key crops, migrant workers?
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Don’t you think though that after the success of this election, that those people will lose influence and elections will gain more legitimacy?
adlib 7 days ago
As it is, it’s lopsided. The small fraction of water use by citizens is going to be hammered hard while agriculture and corporate entities, like Nestle which is draining our public water to sell as bottled water, won’t have to cut back at all.
adlib 7 days ago
The opportunists tapped into a large number of people who will not register and therefore will not vote who regard elections as a game that they always lose. The new message from them is that the two new council members are plants because both are educated professionals.
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
What does your “reformer” mayor have to say about that? Or is he in on it?
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Hi KT
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Hey peeps, wazzzzzup?
killgoretrout

7 days ago
Hey Murph, how goes it?
killgoretrout

7 days ago
KT, only two of us before you appeared…..
murphthesurf3

7 days ago
Ah, the night is young!
killgoretrout

7 days ago
Hey KT!
adlib 7 days ago