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

I’ll be back in a minute – just coordinating with the White House! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Ah, that’s better! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Hey PPO! AdLib an hour ago

What message did you get from the Wh? AdLib an hour ago

Hey Ad! How can the Congress handle someone who says they’re fixing a trial even before it begins? Is it just too difficult ? pinkpantheroz an hour ago

The button worked fine! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

McConnell is a traitor and he will be committing perjury when the trial begins, when he has to swear an oath to impartiality. Democracy is crumbling. AdLib an hour ago

And what about the poor UK with a lunatic there fully empowered to tear the country apart. AdLib an hour ago

Don’t get me started on Brexnado! Utter catastrophe. This may break up the UK, with Scotland now looking at splitting away. pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Northern Ireland may need to put up a border and Scotland could leave the UK before the next election. And the UK economy will collapse in a hard Brexit. AdLib an hour ago

And Putin is celebrating every day. AdLib an hour ago

I think the Tories thinnk they can make England great again. Not going to happen, but will drag all the people down with them. Huge Depression on the way. pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Hi, 291, or is that you, glenn? pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Hi glenn! AdLib an hour ago

Hey it’s me, 291…forgot to sign in before I opened VOX. Just remember, gents, be best! glenn an hour ago

If the Tories were right, Puting wouldn’t have been pushing the UK off the Brexit cliff. Divided we fall AdLib an hour ago

I’d love to see the Celtic Union (Ireland/N.I, Scotland and Wales form and join/remain in the EU and leave the poms in England stranded. YUmm! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Do you all think the Brexit vote is a harbinger of things to come in the US? glenn an hour ago

Greta for President! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

PPO–For sure. If Melania can become a citizen, so can Greta! glenn an hour ago

PPO – I think that’s very likely! AdLib an hour ago

Although I think Greta is very happy being a Swedish citizen. glenn an hour ago

glenn – No, the UK election had very different dynamics than the US. AdLib an hour ago

PPO–Your scenario regarding the Celtic Union is an interesting one. Is anyone proposing that? glenn an hour ago

Those countries/oligarchs/Media Barons manipulating reality using Social Media need to be curbed. How, I haven’t a clue, but pinkpantheroz an hour ago

glenn, only me………….. so far! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

… and I forgot Wales! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

The Tories and Boris have always been leading in the polls, the polls were pretty much on the money. Corbyn had higher negatives than Johnson, high negatives even within Labour. And most importantly, Labour had no real position on the main issue people voted on, Brexit. AdLib an hour ago

Ad–hope you’re correct. I signed a petition earlier today demanding that McConnell recuse himself from the impeachment trial in the Senate. I know it’s kinda like spitting in the wind, but I wanted to stand up for democracy in any way I can. glenn an hour ago

oops! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

PPO–well it’s a good one. glenn an hour ago

So if the polls are reflected as accurately in the US as they were in the UK, the Dem beats Trump. AdLib an hour ago

McConnell is the greatest traitor ever to live, and he’s fucking proud of it! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Ad, only if Dems calesce to one agreed candidate and vote their asses off for that nominee. pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Coalesce pinkpantheroz an hour ago

PPO – We need a US president who breaks up and regulates Facebook, Twitter and ll social media. Not limiting free speech but regulating the power those companies have and forcing rules and responsibilities when their platforms are used for criminal purposes. AdLib an hour ago

Ad–given the polls from the last presidential election, I have my doubts. However, the dynamics, as you say, are different this time around. It just blows my mind that not only does the TLB get away with his shit; that Moscow Mitch continues to get away with his. I guess if you’re a criminal, if you’re proud of your crime, and you repeat it over and over again, IOIYAR. glenn an hour ago

Hey Harleigh! glenn an hour ago

glenn – The real problem is Chuck Schumer’s lack of a backbone. He should have immediately rallied Senate Dems to condemn McConnell and demand his recusal. Instead, silence from that weak man. AdLib an hour ago

Agree, Ad. And we also need, as a matter of urgency, to repeal that’ Companies are People’ Shite. there’s a lot to do! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Hey Harleigh! AdLib an hour ago

hi stranger! How are you? pinkpantheroz an hour ago

PPO – That will happen, there will end up being one Dem nominee and all will rally for her/him against Trump. This back and forth in a primary is normal. AdLib an hour ago

hi guys Harleigh an hour ago

Ad–I think that the biggest issue with FB, etc. is how do we define a “crime” against free speech. In some ways, it reminds me of the pornography debate we had many years ago. One man/woman’s pornography was another one’s sexual preferences. I know they’re not the same, but it’s the definitions that count; and how do you pin down those definitions without infringing on another person’s right to hate? glenn an hour ago

Ad–I agree. Schumer should be putting his face in front of every camera he can find and condemning MM. glenn an hour ago

How’s it going, Harleigh? glenn an hour ago

glenn, it is as mind-numbingly complex as the arguments that flew around when it was made OK for News media to lie! A disgusting situation. pinkpantheroz an hour ago

glenn – As I”ve mentioned, the polls from the 2016 election were very accurate, predicting around a 3% lead for Hillary and she came in very close to that. It was the Electoral College that perverted the popular vote. Dems know that now, they also have taken over the Gov seats in most of those states and the effort to suppress voting and other crooked things that helped Trump won’t be available to Repubs as much. AdLib an hour ago

Ad–EVERY Dem must get behind the Dem nominee, no matter how flawed that nominee may be. Those flaws will not hand a candle to the TLB’s outright criminality, and Dems need to understand that. I said during the 2016 election that it was important to have a Dem president because of all of the judgeships open across the country. The traitor, MM, has filled many of them with unqualified judges and/or judges with extreme right-wing views. Dems need to step up their game on voting! glenn an hour ago

not so good. my VWGTI only has 80k on it and it blew up… on the last day of the contract I was on. shit. lol Harleigh an hour ago

I would love to see the kind of ban that was placed on Russia’s athletes for cheating, placed on any Russian or Satellite country’s social media access. Put any Russian bullshit into Social Media Jail until they come clean and play clean. Won’t happen , but I can wish pinkpantheroz an hour ago

glenn – There may be some things that are hard to divine between criminal behavior and free speech but bots promoting lies aren’t one of them. There are slander laws on the books, false advertising, etc. All of which can easily be applied once guidelines are established. And users may need to have their identities confirmed to block criminal users, a necessary price to stop this assault. The option for people seeking privacy is to leave FB and Twitter which are, in the end, exploiting their users more than providing positive impacts. AdLib an hour ago

PPO–Exactly. I’m so sick of people thinking that any issue can be solved without complex, nuanced debate. And debate in “good faith” for lack of a better term. Arguments that are based on logic, clear facts, and even the long-ranging consequences of those arguments. But, sigh…..I’m not sure we’ll EVER get past the hyper-partisanship in our country. At least not while I’m still alive, anyway. glenn an hour ago

glenn – I have disliked Schumer from the start, he never fails to fail for the Dems. He is awful, he makes Neville Chamberlain look like a rebel. AdLib an hour ago

Ad–agreed. I’m encouraged by the Dem takeovers of many states. Not all of the country has joined the TLB cult. glenn an hour ago

PPO – I think the Equal Time Rule needs to be applied, let all news outlets present the full truth and that would put Fox News out of business. AdLib an hour ago

So Demented Donny of over 14,000 lies in 3 years, impresses mostly paid for audiences by calling his probable opponents little kid names, law enforcement agents ‘scum’, and white supremacist Nazis ‘very good people’ as all of the free world allies and leaders laugh at him and his demented ravings. His 75 word vocabulary is the ‘best’ words as he makes up words like bigly, hamberders, covfefe and a military honor ‘Combat Infantroopen Badge’. His cult of repubeliekkklan fascist Nazi morons must be defeated in 2020 so VOTE BLUE NO MATTER WHO!!! Harleigh an hour ago

Harleigh–Oh no! How do those damn machines know when the contract is up? glenn an hour ago

HArleigh – is it one of the VWs that they got caught fiddling the emissions with? Maybe VW will give you a replacement! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Ad–LOL–great line about Schumer. glenn an hour ago

nope. just a pos car. Harleigh an hour ago

glenn – Absolutely and I am confident it will happen. Whatever hurt feelings there are when the candidates Dems support lose to the eventual nom, the focus will be pulled by Trump to his awfulness and people will be energized to do the only thing they can to stop him, rally and vote for the Dem. AdLib an hour ago

hahaha glenn. it was Anthem AEP insurance ended 12/7 Harleigh an hour ago

glenn, probably inserted into the car’s computer! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

It’s on it’s 3RD PUTER! Harleigh an hour ago

H, surely you can holler about that! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

PPO – It’s hard to block anyone from accessing a public site because they can use VPNs or bounce their IP through many other countries so their origin is hard to track. But setting up a system of rules that will block every user account that can’t be confirmed or that violates rules such as slander and promoting dishonest propaganda would shut them down no matter what. AdLib an hour ago

Ad, that would surely be better than today. Hope it happens, and soon. pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Ad–those are good places to start. I’m not demented enough to come up with counter-arguments for what are common-sense, logical policies, IMO. However, right-wingers can always be counted on to come up with something, just as they did with separation of church and state, re birth control. glenn an hour ago

glenn – The problem is, when candidates are front runners, they always try to protect their lead and avoid details on issues. SO how do you have substantive debates when someone like Biden intentionally avoids giving voters any details? It’s not easy, I think all candidates should be aggressive in challenging the positions each other holds…without attacking them as people. AdLib an hour ago

Harleigh–couldn’t agree more! glenn an hour ago

So now Boris the Bulgarian has carte blanche to leave the EU. Boy, has he a surprise waiting for when he tries to make a separate Trade deal with Mr BLobby! the UK is DOOMED, Captain, DOOMED! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

glenn – Dems are favored repeatedly over Trump in most national and state polls. Dems are in power in many Swing States Hillary lost in 2016, Trump will get less votes and as long as Dems push to get Obama-level or 2018-level votes out, we will beat Trump. AdLib an hour ago

Harleigh – That is a fantastic comment!

AdLib an hour ago

Ad, IMO, the people who need to get out and vote WITH the Dems are the “never trumpers” and the people who, daily, condemn the TLB, yet remain as republicans. They better start putting their votes where their mouths are. Other pundits on the discussion panels need to start pushing them to encourage repubs to vote the “other side” just to save our democracy. glenn an hour ago

glenn – But if Dems can win unified control in DC in 2020, the Repubs will not have the power to stop this regulation and breakup of Facebook et al. Of course, the filibuster will need to be ended but nowadays, it’s for the best. AdLib an hour ago

Uk, Australia and the USA all now have leaders who ignore Constitutions, separation of Church and State, trample over norms of behavior dealing with allies, welsh on deals, become dictators aided by the Conservatives and commit crimes daily without consequence. How can we stop them? pinkpantheroz an hour ago

PPO – Boris The Vulgarian. The racist frothing is already rising in the UK, have heard reports. The election has unleashed hateful bigotry like never before. So much ugliness to come in the UK. AdLib an hour ago

Agree 100%, glenn. pinkpantheroz an hour ago

His dementia is getting worse and worserer. C’mon folks. An obese ugly vag neck old man in a Twitter tantrum war with a 16 year old girl about a magazine award??!!!! 90 tweets on one day before noon!! This is not sane behavior at all. Harleigh an hour ago

True, Ad, but he is the GOP’s Looneybin, so that’s all right, then pinkpantheroz an hour ago

glenn – I hope they do but I don’t trust the Never Trumpers. I have seem some of them who are pundits hesitate on if they would vote for Warren if she was the nominee and push very hard for Bloomberg and Biden who they see as very Republicanesque. They don’t want Dems to win, they just resent that the GOP power was taken from them by Trump. AdLib 44 minutes ago

Sorry, Meant Harleigh! pinkpantheroz 44 minutes ago

Harleigh–as PPO says, it was inserted into the car’s computer. The third one was the “charm” with the automatic “planned obsolescence” built in! HA! How do you like that conspiracy theory? glenn 44 minutes ago

ITS TRUE GLENN!!! Harleigh 43 minutes ago

And anyway, the voters who help Dems win big, as in 2018, are those most prone to vote Dem who don’t come out for every election. Like minorities, women, younger voters. Not Repubs or “moderates”. AdLib 42 minutes ago

Ad–I think it’s possible for total Dem control of DC, but not sure it’s probable. How many seats do we have to flip in the Senate to gain control? Do you know? glenn 42 minutes ago

Harleigh and glenn, just goes to show how dependent we have all become on computers in virtually every item we use daily. And how easy it is to get them to go rogue. pinkpantheroz 41 minutes ago

7 SEN seats… Harleigh 41 minutes ago

PPO–Voting helps, but I do believe that once the pendulum swings too far to the right, people will finally realize that they have been duped. glenn 40 minutes ago

PPO – The Rule of Law has been gravely disabled in all of these countries. It will take a strong and principled US President and a tough AG to repair the damage and insist that the Rule of Law be respected in this country and all countries we work with. We can’t control other countries but we can pressure them through example. AdLib 40 minutes ago

only 7??????? Wow! seems few, but probably not easy. I’d love McConnell to be ousted, if he’s up this time. pinkpantheroz 40 minutes ago