Vox Populi, our weekly live chat about the week’s events begins tonight at 7:00pm PST. Hope to see you then!!
AdLib 7 days ago
Hey PPO!
AdLib 7 days ago
Hey Ad! How gozit?
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
All well on this side, how are your legs doing?
AdLib 7 days ago
Mending well, Thank Goodness. No need for a stick anymore. Just a few jabs as the scars heal. I am one VERY lucky guy
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Hey glenn!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Very glad to hear this! Glad you’re also a pro at healing!
AdLib 7 days ago
Hey PPO–so glad to hear you’re mending so well. Goodonya!
glenn

7 days ago
Not a pro at anything, sadly, now, but muttering on.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Hi Ad–how are you doing?
glenn

7 days ago
thanks glenn.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
So, Ad and PPO–what do you all think about the new and improved “presidential” trump?
glenn

7 days ago
Doing well, Glenn! All well your way?
AdLib 7 days ago
All well here, Ad.
glenn

7 days ago
glenn, Wow! As if we here at POV didn’t know – it was all a Yuuuge con! Wonder how he can spin this little bombshell!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
PPO–LOL! It’s kinda like romney’s “etch-a-sketch” thingy, isn’t it?
glenn

7 days ago
It just shows how pathetic the politicians and the MSM are that this insanity lasted so long, and, from the looks of it, will continue.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
t to change the subject or anything, but as a doting mother and grandmother; my heart just melted when I saw the pictures of President Obama and little Prince George. How adorable were they together?
glenn

7 days ago
PPO – This would be the equivilent of Nixon saying, “Yes indeed, I am a crook!”
AdLib 7 days ago
oops–“not to change…”
glenn

7 days ago
PPO–I think the trump insanity will continue until he suffers a YUUUGE loss in either the convention or the general election.
glenn

7 days ago
glenn, shuddering to think this will go on for many more months. Enough Already!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad, Yup!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
What gets me is how exposed the political game is and how pols now openly tell us, “Yep, I’m going to pander to the extreme side to win the nomination then move to the middle in the General Election. You know, display that I have no principles and will change my positions to get the power of the Presidency. You sure can’t trust anything I promise you, that’s for sure!”
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad–does the definition of a “flim-flam man” also include “crook?
glenn

7 days ago
‘Cause trump certainly fits both.
glenn

7 days ago
Glenn, little George is CUUUUUTE. Pity the little bugger won’t be king until about 2100, if ever. there is a growing feeling in the UK that they may ditch the Royals affter Her Maj kicks off.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Isn’t Manafort publicly stating, “Don’t worry, Trump is a total phony”?
AdLib 7 days ago
PPO–I know. On one hand, I’m kinda looking forward to repubs tearing themselves apart at the convention. On the other hand, do I want to watch and/or listen to and/or read about it? Like a train wreck that you can’t help but slow down to watch, isn’t it?
glenn

7 days ago
Ad, di you see where little Old Ireland has told b ully Drumpf he can’t build an Atlantic Wall to protect his precious Golf Course?..Hee Hee!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
True, glenn, but look what’s happening to the USA’s reputation while it happens.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
PPO – No, I missed that! Very funny! Have a feeling there will be a lot of yellow grass growing on that golf course.
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad–your explanation about sums it up. However, everyone knows that the repubs are the “stupid party” and that they’ll believe anything someone on the right tells them.
glenn

7 days ago
glenn – I’ve been debating that myself as well, is it better to have a convention battle or Trump win the nom. I think Trump winning the nom would make the convention just as crazy and we’d be assured that the Dem would face that hated loser. What do you think?
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad, some of the sand traps will be unplayable when the tide comes in!
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
PPO–I know. It just fries me that the repubs keep saying that “the world is laughing at us” and claim it’s President Obama’s fault, when the reason the world is laughing at us is because of the stupid antics of the right! Did you see where the Brits warned their citizens not to visit “certain Southern states”? It’s not even funny any more; it’s just pathetic, IMO>
glenn

7 days ago
PPO – I have an ides that some of the sand traps will look like kitty litter boxes.
AdLib 7 days ago
glenn, yes, it is pathetic, and becoming more so by the hour. Most are asking ‘How did it get this far in the first place?’ IMO, ask Murdoch, and MSM bosses.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
glenn – Trump boasts proudly about winning “uneducated voters”. Of course he loves them, they make up most of his party’s base.
AdLib 7 days ago
grabbing a mouthful of coffee. BRB
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad–I’m still not sure which I want to happen. If trump wins the nom, the convention won’t be pretty, but if he doesn’t, it will be really ugly! As for the GE, if Hillary is the Dem nom, I truly think it would be a close race, because from what I read, a lot of independents do like trump and don’t trust Hillary. So some days I’m not sure I wouldn’t like to see cruz become the nominee, in which case I think Hillary would win by a landslide!
glenn

7 days ago
PPO–I agree. Ask the “fox” and the MSM. For the MSM to call trump “presidential” because he didn’t insult anyone in his primary victory speech, is just so beyond the pale, I just don’t have words for it. It’s not so much “how did it get this far” as it is “how did it get so low”?
glenn

7 days ago
glenn – Maybe the best scenario is for Trump to be very close but not have the full 1237 delegates. Then it can get really ugly but Trump can win and have a damaged party under him. Cruz would lose to Hillary but polling shows her with only a 5% lead over him, she does better against Trump. Bernie of course beats both by much larger margins.
AdLib 7 days ago
Hey Ad–as another change of subject–do you know if Murph is okay? Haven’t seen him around the Planet in a while!
glenn

7 days ago
glenn – The thing is, as the MSM french kisses Trump, more and more Americans are repulsed. Let them have their disgusting love affair, both will be left at the altar by Americans. I expect cable news viewership to plummet after the election, lower than it ever has been.
AdLib 7 days ago
glenn – Don’t know about Murph, he may show up tonight.
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad–Even if trump does have a damaged party under him, repubs will be repubs and will either stay home or hold their noses and vote for him. It’s kinda like what people are saying about Hillary, so in this case I really have to say, “both sides do it.” As much as I’d like to see Bernie become the Dem nom, I don’t think that’s going to happen. As I said a couple of weeks ago, I’d like to see both Bernie and Hillary become “statespersons” and use each other’s ideas to move this country forward, no matter which one is the nom. Hillary needs to soften her stance on Bernie, and vice versa. I liked it a lot better when they stuck to the issues.
glenn

7 days ago
glenn, I agree, and it sounds as if Hillary is embracing at least some of Bernie’s less controversial ideas. Hopefully their campaigns will stay less fractious than the other buunch of nutters.
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
Ad–I agree. I am just absolutely disgusted by our media. As PPO says above, “how did it get this far”? One of the reasons is cable news networks, and not just fox. Bernie should have been given just as much air time as trump, since the media keeps portraying both of them as the “outliers”. But, all we heard was the crowds that trump was drawing, and not a word about Bernie’s crowds or policies. At least in the beginning.
glenn

7 days ago
PPO–I’m hoping that their last debate “scared” both Bernie and Hillary into going back to being adults. They caught a lot of flak for that debate, and hopefully, they learned from it.
glenn

7 days ago
glenn – But what wins elections is an energized constituency and Trump won’t have that outside of the fraction that represents his core supporters in the GOP. Other Repubs will stay far away from him so as not to be associated with his crushing in Nov. and that will peel off supporters for him as well. Dems will be far more motivated. I’ve said it before, I don’t like or trust Hillary but I will vote for her enthusiastically because it will be about defeating Trump and the GOP. But many of the indies that support Bernie and would give him a far bigger win over Trump may drift away from the Dem Party. These aren’t Dems for the most part who are threatening not to vote for Hillary, many are indies who aren’t attracted to the old fashioned machine politician Hillary represents.
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad and PPO–Also, I’m a little worried about all this blowback about Wall St. I agree that those who were responsible for those horrible mortgages and shady hedge funds should be prosecuted. However, I’m also aware that I cannot be the only one whose savings is quite dependent on Wall St. stocks and such, so I worry about what will happen there. My savings account is much healthier since President Obama took office, and I’d like to keep it that way!
glenn

7 days ago
Ad–I agree with what you’re saying about the independents; but we need them to put the Dem nom over the top, too, don’t you think?
glenn

7 days ago
good point glenn. The mind boggles as to what might happen on Wall street if the GOP get the Presidency. Would there be any controls at all to stem the greed?
pinkpantheroz

7 days ago
glenn – We saw the same thing when OWS was becoming a real force, the MSM wouldn’t cover it and when they did, ridiculed it as meaningless. Bernie was treated the same way, ignored as long as possible until they had to report on him. It’s pretty simple, there is an elite running the corps that own the MSM and anything that represents a change for them and the status quo is smothered as much as possible. Trump isn’t smothered because he’s making them lots oof money and that’s their only mission in owning the MSM, to make tons of mooney even if it destroys the country.
AdLib 7 days ago