Vox Populi, our weekly live chat about the week’s events begins tonight at 7:00pm PST. Hope to see you then! AdLib 8 hours ago

Hey PPO! AdLib 5 hours ago

Hiya Ad. Bit of a week! It was 45 C in our suburb yesterday, and Melbourne is now being blanketed by smoke from NSW, 300 miles away! Luckily, being Melbourne, we had 41 Wednesday, 24 Thursday, 45 Friday, and today is only 25! On Tuesday, our evaporative air Conditioner on the roof hiccupped and dumped gallons of water into our roof space and down into our bathroom through a broken roof tile. We were incredibly lucky that we got a plumber to fix it that evening, in time for this horror week. So we got through OK, with every blind drawn and the A/C full belt. Still a bit sticky, but never mind. We will be having our usual Christmas, Ham and Stuffing and salads and hopefully a few phone calls. Too hot for the whole box and dice in the food department. pinkpantheroz 5 hours ago

Hi glenn! AdLib 5 hours ago

hi glenn. Merry Christmas! pinkpantheroz 5 hours ago

Hi Ad, hi PPO. Oh my goodness, PPO, what a week you’ve had! Merry Christmas to you, too. glenn 5 hours ago

PPO – That is madness! So sorry! You have to stay indoors, clearly, and without A/C it would be unbearable. AdLib 5 hours ago

A wonderful Christmas Present from Speaker Pelosi. 3/45* is impeached at last. pinkpantheroz 5 hours ago

Or should that be Merry Impeachmas! I love George Conway’s new twitter handle for the TLB–ImPOTUS! It’s perfect! glenn 5 hours ago

PPO – Is there any break in the heat that’s being forecast? AdLib 5 hours ago

I like the new nickname for Trump now on Twitter, IMPOTUS. AdLib 5 hours ago

IMPOTUS – love it! pinkpantheroz 5 hours ago

IMpeached POTUS…or IMpotent POTUS…or both. AdLib 5 hours ago

KellyAnne must be having kittens. As for Suckabee sanders, what a proper cow that one is. pinkpantheroz 5 hours ago

PPO–Your Christmas dinner sounds wonderful! So glad that you will be able to be comfortable in the house, at least. glenn 5 hours ago

PPO–Oh Suckabee is a piece of work, all right! glenn 5 hours ago

Thanks, glenn. We’ll be OK for the next week or so – mid 20s, so comfortable. pinkpantheroz 5 hours ago

Can you believe it thought? Just months ago we were clamoring for Dems to impeach Trump and so quickly, they have. This will always madden him. So pleased! AdLib 5 hours ago

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Ad–Or IMbecilePOTUS. glenn 5 hours ago

It seems, Ad, that he doesn’t really comprehend what has happened, and the GOP are saying he’s NOT impeached cos the trial hasn’t happened yet -innocent until guilty sort of thing. I beg to differ. It has happened. He is impeached pinkpantheroz 5 hours ago

Huckabull Sanders wants to run for Gov and she realized after the fact that ridiculing people who are disabled isn’t as funny as it seemed when working for Trump. AdLib 5 hours ago

PPO – You coud probably cook a turkey on the sidewalk and get that smoky flavor. AdLib 5 hours ago

Ad–Yes, impeached quickly, and now Madame Speaker is holding it up until McConnell and Graham can at least TRY to be fair. glenn 5 hours ago

Her ‘Didn’t know about it’ doesn’t wash. Her dad cant have not known, pinkpantheroz 5 hours ago

Ad, that smoky flavor is your feet burning on 53C Cement! pinkpantheroz 5 hours ago

PPO–Oh, he comprehends it all right, and so do his repub enablers. They just don’t want to admit it. glenn 5 hours ago

PPO – Yes, the Repubs and Trump have committed to the “denying reality” ploy for everything now but as long as Dems don’t take the bait and try to address their lies, it changes nothing. AdLib 5 hours ago

glenn, pitifully lemmings till the end. And now the Christians have suddenly found his lack of morality. Where have they been these last years? pinkpantheroz 5 hours ago

And Trump and Repubs will insist that he wasn’t impeached if The Senate doesn’t remove him, they will never admit reality when it contradicts what they want. AdLib 5 hours ago

Ad–her so-called apology was so lame, too. It’s okay to ridicule someone if you don’t know them???? glenn 5 hours ago

Australia is burning – 2 firies killed in NSW. Where is our Hillsong-loving Prime Minister? On vacation in Hawaii, that’s where. pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

glenn – Check out my new post today, I make the case that Pelosi and the Dems should hold more public hearings and threaten to add more Articles of Impeachment as they wait for McConnell to agree to allow a fair trial. If they want the Articles of Impeachment and public hearings piling up until the election, so be it. Fair or nothing when it comes to the triial. AdLib 4 hours ago

trial AdLib 4 hours ago

PPO–That editorial in the Christian Times was glorious, wasn’t it? All of these people condemning the IMPOTUS now are leaving their jobs. Did you see where this editor, who finally found his spine, and apparently, his Christian attitude, is retiring? As you say, why couldn’t he have spoken out about three years ago? glenn 4 hours ago

PPO–Your PM sounds about as useless as our TLB. glenn 4 hours ago

PPO – Everyone knows about Biden’s stuttering issue and so what? He was describing a kid who stutters. That would have been okay? Huckabull Slanders is human garbage like her dad. The rotten egg doesn’t roll far from the bag of garbage. AdLib 4 hours ago

Ad, now that the actual reality of IMPotus’ impeachment is upon them, suddenly they are finding that dragging on his coattails might no longer be good for business. pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

PPO – Mmm…roasted corns! AdLib 4 hours ago

Ewwwww! pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

PPO–I see from your first post that NSW is about 300 miles from you. Are you safe from the fires? glenn 4 hours ago

PPO – It’s frustrating that all evangelicals have held back from criticizing Trump but I now that some are, I’m not mad at them, I’m actually relieved. The walls are cracking. AdLib 4 hours ago

glenn, even more so. He has no excuse for his blinding drive to make Australia a Theocracy. Hillsong has gotten access to thousands of schools for their propaganda drives pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

yes, glenn, DG. There are bushfirs just north of Melbourne as well, and to our southwest, but we are in the inner suvburbs here, so not in any danger area. pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Ad–most repubs are human garbage, as far as I’m concerned. I haven’t seen one recently who can be described as human! They are just rePutin puppets.. glenn 4 hours ago

PPO – It’s disgusting that he would leave the country while this disaster is going on. Is the public upset at him? AdLib 4 hours ago

Ad–I agree. Hopefully, the dam will burst soon. For sure, the longer Pelosi holds the articles of impeachment in the House, the more chance that the IMPOTUS will commit more crimes. Or lose what’s left of his mind. glenn 4 hours ago

PPO–Oh my. I didn’t realize your PM was a stronger version of Pence. Can you tell me what Hillsong is? glenn 4 hours ago

glenn – There doesn’t seem to be real courage in Republicans and Evangelicals. It is a bit cowardly to only come out and speak truth to power when you’re pulling the ripcord to parachute out of their reach. Did you see Jeff Flake was being “brave” again today, urging Repubs to stand up against Trump? This spineless coward who voted for all of Trump’s judges and bills including killing the ACA and only pretended to have a conscience after he resigned? They are all apparently sniveling cowards. AdLib 4 hours ago

Ad, they’re barking mad! So much so that the poor fellow is in the air as we speak, having gotten the last economy seat out of HNL. Rude awakening for him when he gets back. Australian tourism had a campaign inviting people down with theThe bastard went AWOL and it took days to find out where he was. Everyone mad as hell pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

PPO – I don’t know if that’s it, I think they have been cowards, afraid of speaking the truth about Trump and only when they can run away, they speak up. I am glad they are but I would not call it bravery. AdLib 4 hours ago

BTW the author of that dumb line……. none other than our PM, Scott Morrison! pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Ad–Oh, I agree completely. Apparently if you’re a repub, and get elected to Congress, you leave your spine at home, never to be retrieved until you’re out of Congress. I wonder if these gutless wonders are calling up their former colleagues to press upon them how stupid they are, or if they’re just pontificating on TV. glenn 4 hours ago

GLenn, Hillsong is another megacon – er church of happy clappies pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

PPO–I’m relieved to hear you’re not in any danger area. glenn 4 hours ago

PPO – We were in a hellscape here in LA, I know how awful it can be so we’re with folks in Australia who are toughing it out. AdLib 4 hours ago

PPO–So no one knew where the PM was, while NSW was burning? You mean to say your PM doesn’t have cameras following his every move? glenn 4 hours ago

glenn – It is like mass hysteria, all Repubs have gone into this Trump Trance where all reality is fake, lies are as good as truths if they help them and the enemy of their enemy (American Democracy) is their friend. This is a real nightmare and if only the MSM would treat it as such instead of casually fanning themselves and sighing. AdLib 4 hours ago

Sorry folks, typo problems! Tourism Ad had slogan “Where the bloody hell are you?’ Campaign failed, but the slogan is now a hashtag against ScoMo – #WhereTheBloodyHellAreYou He has since grovelled a lame apology and is heading back – at last pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

glenn, he is like beige wallpaper. pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

glenn – I don’t think it will be a dam bursting as much as a gradual leaking through the roof more and more. Bit by bit, it sure seems that different parts of the Repub base are stepping away from Trump but not big segments and not quickly. But I think his support is declining steadily. And impeachment has stained him for good, I think that will pretty much alienate the independent voters he needs for good. AdLib 4 hours ago

Ad–Yeah, I’d love to see Pelosi and the Dems add more articles. Or keep holding public hearings. Or keep asking for Bolton, et al to testify in the House, cause there sure ain’t any chance they’re going to testify in the Senate. I just can’t understand why the TLB keeps saying he wasn’t allowed to call witnesses? Isn’t he the one who kept his aides and everyone around him from testifying? Why doesn’t the press call him out on that when he keeps repeating it? Why didn’t Dems tell repubs that during the hearings? glenn 4 hours ago

Ad, there is as much ‘blood’ on medias’ hands as the GOP. IMPOTUS was just too good for business not to enthusiastically feature everything the dumb shit said or did pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

It’s terrible but I’d think you’re not surprised that Hillsong is being exposed as a selfish, uncaring idiot as all self-obsessed religios extremists are. AdLib 4 hours ago

glenn – It sure would be appreciated if the cowardly Repubs who have left Congress and now claim to be supporting our democracy, would coordinate with each other and make a joint effort to pressure Repubs in The Senate to do the right thing for the country. AdLib 4 hours ago

True, Ad, true. glenn, I’d love to see more and more impeachable evidence pile up, putting McConnell under the gun to let more accumulate, or agree to some sort of attempted fair Senate trial. pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Ad–Exactly. It is just mind-blowing to me that the press is treating all of the TLB’s and repub’s antics as if they are normal. That letter to Pelosi would’ve gotten any other president put out of office due to the 25th Amendment. The man is mentally ill, and absolutely unfit to be president. It is mind-boggling that the press isn’t asking every goddamn republican why they aren’t pressing for the TLB to have a mental check-up, or asking why they haven’t invoked the 25th amendment, due to the mental illness the TLB shows every day, with every tweet. Dems shouldn’t be the ones asking these questions; the press should be asking them! glenn 4 hours ago

PPO – I think they should promote a series of slogans that follow that theme like, “Who the bloody hell are you?” AdLib 4 hours ago

Ad, hopefully Speaker Pelosi will appoint Merrick Garland as one of the managers! Nyuk, nyuk! pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

PPO–I like that hashtag, not as a tourism slogan, but against the PM. Does he vacation as much as the TLB plays golf? glenn 4 hours ago

Ad, genius! I’ll promote that to hell! pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Ad–Yes, the NeverTrumpers should stage a visit to Congress similar to Gaetz’s stunt during the impeachment hearings, where he stormed the hearing room. They need to storm McConnell’s and Graham’s offices and ask them WTF? glenn 4 hours ago

glenn – Trump is the Webster’s definition of a compulsive liar. He needs to lie about everything that doesn’t tell the story he wants told about him. He needs to show himself to be a victim who’s been unfairly abused so he claims he hasn’t been allowed the chance to defend himself. It’s all part of the manipulation. And he doesn’t want Dems to have witnesses in a Senate trial but he wants Repubs to drag out Hunter Biden, the whistleblower, etc and pput them in public stocks and whip them. But McConnell is afraid to allow any witnesses because he knows that when the Repubs vote to cover up Trump’s crimes, he could lose the Senate. AdLib 4 hours ago

PPO–Your Merrick Garland idea is brilliant! glenn 4 hours ago

glenn – to be fair, no. But surely his minders and image consultants would have told him not to barrel off to HNL in the middle of the hottest and most fiery weather in Australian history. Apparently he took his family and all to a Hillsong Conference or other. pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago