Vox Populi, our weekly live chat about the week’s events begins tonight at 7:00pm PST. Hope to see you then! AdLib 5 hours ago

see u soon pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

See you shortly! AdLib 4 hours ago

Evenin’ Ad, good afternoon to you PPO. Anybody home? glenn 4 hours ago

Hi, glenn! pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Hey glenn! AdLib 4 hours ago

we’re a bit slow today. Must be all of the Rudi rubbish! pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Don’t mess with Madam Speaker! glenn 4 hours ago

I never can remember Madam Speaker, or Madame Speaker? glenn 4 hours ago

I hope Rudy is indicted sonner than later so this ongoing traitorous garbage can be slowed down. AdLib 4 hours ago

Did you see Colberts ‘You don’t mess around” ? Classic! pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

No “e”. AdLib 4 hours ago

Madam AdLib 4 hours ago

PPO – No, havent seen Colbert yet have it recorded though. AdLib 4 hours ago

Yeah, Colbert’s parody song was fantastic! glenn 4 hours ago

You’re in for a treat, Ad! pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Ad–it’s just a clip…not the whole show. It’s funny as hell. glenn 4 hours ago

The intro clip pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Thanks Ad, good to know I was right the first time. Whatever she’s called, she is a bad ass. Still not sure rushing the impeachment is good, but her instincts have been right on so far, so I’m not questioning her. glenn 4 hours ago

Murph!! pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Hey Murph! How are you? glenn 4 hours ago

I’m watching it now, BRB! Hey Murph! AdLib 4 hours ago

Hi folks……doing ok MurphTheSurf3 4 hours ago

Well, actually, I am questioning her; but I trust her instincts… glenn 4 hours ago

It’s good but brief: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx2CnMptUfA

AdLib 4 hours ago

Murph–just okay? Anything we can do to help? glenn 4 hours ago

Ad–pretty good, huh? glenn 4 hours ago

Ok….is….well, ok….nothing awful, nothing glorious…. MurphTheSurf3 4 hours ago

Just a small update then I’m done. My brother is finally home and out of the pysch hospital. glenn 4 hours ago

Glenn…I did not know about your brother. MurphTheSurf3 4 hours ago

Murph–okay then! Hopefully, we can cheer you up a little, or at least get your dander up a little! glenn 4 hours ago

glenn, good for him. Hope it all works out OK pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

I hope the lockstep worshipping of Trump has taught us never to throw all in with any politician and to always be discerning. So yes, I think Pelosi has been doing an excellent job with impeachment right now and I support her but sounds like she’s still pushing conservative incrementalism on biills including the prescription bill she’s pushing through the House. So, we’ll see as we go. AdLib 4 hours ago

Murph–Yeah, I talked about him a lot last week. That’s the reason I was gone from VOX for a couple of weeks. I was done in FL trying to help him. glenn 4 hours ago

PPO–Yeah, me too. It’s pretty much all up to him now. glenn 4 hours ago

It was fun but maybe a bit too literal as it went on, not rhyming and hitting beats as well or being quite as playful. Started out great though. AdLib 4 hours ago

I wrote an article today for New Yabz on Facebook about the plight of small farmers and how they continue to place responsibility for their plight on those aligned with agri-business and bad trade policy. MurphTheSurf3 4 hours ago

Strange thing happened to fergie this week. She had 2 friends from San Francisco, a classmate at USF and a hubby f another fiend. We’ve just heard they both passed away within 24 hours of each other, in UK and USA. Relieved sadness. they were both victims of Alzheimers, so a blessed release from suffering. pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Ad–agreed. We should never worship any politician. They are only human, after all. Except for the TLB, of course. Calling him a human is an insult to all of us! glenn 4 hours ago

glenn, glad to hear your brother’s home now, hope he’s feeling better. AdLib 4 hours ago

Glenn….last week…..I know I was somewhere but where….the weeks are a blur. MurphTheSurf3 4 hours ago

Murph–and do those small farmers know who is responsible for the bad trade policy? I’ve read a couple of articles lately where many of them are pissed at the TLB, but they’ll still vote for him anyway. Makes no sense to me, but I’m not a republican. glenn 4 hours ago

Murph – Those Repub farmers are too heavily invested in believing that Trump is fighting for them and their savior. It’s now a matter of self-respect that they can’t admit the truth, they would feel too humiliated. So ignorance is chosen instead. AdLib 4 hours ago

I lost someone this week as well….one of the elderly I provided care and support for. We were in the process of moving him from his home to a skilled nursing facility…..he knew he needed the care but hated the idea of dying in a strange place….so just a few days before he was to move….he passed in his sleep. MurphTheSurf3 4 hours ago

PPO – Please pass along condolences to Fergie for me. Yes, Alzheimers/Dementia can be very bad in its later stages but along the way, I think it’s harder for family and friends. Those with it are oblivious to it. AdLib 4 hours ago

PPO–Relieved sadness is such a compassionate way to describe their passing. glenn 4 hours ago

glenn…..(and Ad)…to turn their backs on Trump they have to face up to their own stupidity and the fetid ground upon which they stood when they endorsed him. And they can’t. MurphTheSurf3 4 hours ago

Sorry, Murph, but at least he was in familiar surroundings pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Thanks, Ad. He’s still texting me 20 times a day, but it’s alright. glenn 4 hours ago

PPO….and Glenn….I too find your wordsmithing “relieved sadness: a very fine description of that which is bitter sweet. MurphTheSurf3 4 hours ago

Passed on and thanks returned, Ad and glenn pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Murph–just glad that you’re here with us this week. glenn 4 hours ago

Thanks glenn. MurphTheSurf3 4 hours ago

glenn – That’s the trap and I see a lot of it in discussions of Dem nominees, supporters can be absolutist followers and vicious towards any other candidate they see as competing against their “savior”. I do hope Warren is the nom but I wouldn’t post nasty attacks on any other candidates to further that. AdLib 4 hours ago

Ad–I guess ignorance is bliss, in the case of some of those farmers. glenn 4 hours ago

Glenn…what is really sad is that their ignorance is actually a blight. MurphTheSurf3 4 hours ago

Ad, I thought it a mistake to paint Bloomers with the billionaire label, coming from a fellow Dem. pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Sorry to hear that Murph! AdLib 4 hours ago

Murph – Exactly and only insecure people can be so rabid as followers so admitting they’ve been fools and manipulated is impossible for them because they’re so insecure. AdLib 4 hours ago

Ad–Indeed that is the trap. I saw many nasty comments about Harris when she dropped out of the race. It was sad to see Dems attacking each other over “purity”. I agree that Warren is the best for the nom, but I wouldn’t even attack Biden if he was the nom. I think he is bungling the issue with his son in a big way. He just needs to be calm and keep reminding people that his son has never been charged with any wrongdoing, and did not do anything wrong. glenn 4 hours ago

glenn – I know how that can be. My mother has dementia and before we found an assisted living situation for her, she would call me a dozen times a day, forgetting that she called me before. AdLib 4 hours ago

Ad, yes it curdles the blood of the insecure to admit they were wrong. At least, so far, I haven’t heard many Dems say ‘Told you so!” and thats a good thing pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Murph–although it’s sad that he died, it’s a “relieved sadness” that he was able to go in his own home. It sounds as though he died peacefully, so that is also a blessing. glenn 4 hours ago

Murph–I like it…ignorance is a blight! glenn 4 hours ago

I have been watching a good bit of the impeachment hearings…..the case against Trump seems so solid, but i realize that nature of core case has little to do with how all of this is being received by Jane and John Doe whether they lean left or right…..lacking much in the way of organized knowledge about the nature of government and the particulars that Mueller and now the Dem led committee have revealed..those on both sides are not ready (or perhaps even able) to respond appropriately. MurphTheSurf3 4 hours ago

glenn – I think “ignorance is desperation” in the case of these farmers. They need to be ignorant or else admit they’re idiots for believing Trump. They are voluntary lemmings, knowing they’re following their leader off a cliff but too afraid to be seen as admitting they’re lemmings. AdLib 4 hours ago

PPO – Bloomers? Bloomberg supporters? AdLib 4 hours ago

Ad–yeah, the TLB’s cultists are just like him. Never admit you’re wrong. As you say, it comes from a deep insecurity. glenn 4 hours ago

Bloomberg! finger trouble pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

glenn – I would see myself as dishonest not to argue why I have reservations about other contenders but I would never think of being as nasty as so many on Twitter and Facebook are to savage other Dems to promote my choice. AdLib 4 hours ago

Fergie is furious that Biden is being attacked from within as well as from Trump. Playing into Trumps game to diminish his opponents. pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

HI fergie! ( she’s just gone to answer the phone! pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Murph – We should recognize that someone or something could come to light that blows Trump out of the water, like Parnas having taped conversations but barring that, the impeachment hearings should at the very least, lay out for American voters that one party is fighting for law and order and truth and the other is a criminal enterprise trying to resist law and order and truth. AdLib 4 hours ago

Hey Fergie!!! AdLib 4 hours ago

Murph–I think Dems have done very well with the hearings in the Intelligence Committee, but I truly think they have dropped the ball when they continue to let the TLB get away with obstructing justice with not testifying and not allowing any of his minions to testify. So, although, I wish Dems would bring the TLB’s obstruction more to the forefront, I think the obstruction by the TLB and his minions is the most egregious example of “not responding appropriately”. I believe Dems’ response to the TLB’s actions was pitch perfect in the hearings. Again, I just wish they were more forceful in the TLB’s obstruction. Just think how many repubs would be literally foaming at the mouth, if it was a Dem president obstructing like this. glenn 4 hours ago

Ad, I think that even one event shhould have had impeachment all over it, but so much has flooded the air, that people are overwhelmed pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Again, Ad, voluntary lemmings just cannot admit they were wrong. As my grandmother used to say, “They’d cut of their noses to spite their face.” glenn 4 hours ago

glenn – The Trump cultists are no different than the Jim Crow racists in the past. They are resolved in their support of Trump and the racism he represents. Nothing will change that and candidates like Biden and Buttigieg who claim that they can win racists over to the Dem Party are either foolish or dishonest but it will never happen. The 2020 election can only be won by whipping up Dems and indies, not by chasing racists. AdLib 4 hours ago

Just read: “Ukraine Politician Who Appeared To Push For Info About Joe Biden Was Just Arrested Amid Giuliani Visit ” Priceless! What will poor rudi do now? pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

One of my long time acquaintances here in ultra red Mo. is a judge, a republican judge. Attorney who had a strong civil practice and was elected to the bench. He has been returned to the bench in four elections since. He is very conservative and quite rigid which is why he sees no recourse for the Democrats to press fully and widely on the case against Donald Trump. He has become increasingly vocal about this saying that GOP who care about the Party have to stand up for what Republicans have claimed as their core identity: strict constitutionalism. At first he was discreet but he has become more and more direct in stating his position. He told me today that he has been informed that he will not be endorsed for reelection in 2020 by the GOP central committee and that there are GOP attorneys digging into his record as a judge and as an attorney to find clubs they can bludgeon him with. Attacks on social media against his wife and his children have become a regular feature of their lives. Neighbors have stopped speaking with him. He has been informed by the chief judge that there are a number of requests from attorneys (prosecuting and defenses) for changes of venue from his court to another. MurphTheSurf3 4 hours ago

glenn – The only thing that Dems can do to go after Trump admin who won’t testify is to use inherent contempt and they seem to be worried that since it hasn’t been used for a very long time, a court could claim it no longer a power and they could lose the threat of it as well. I disagree, they should pursue it but they shouldn’t postpone impeachment for years as the courts and appeals drag on. AdLib 4 hours ago