Vox Populi, our weekly love chat about the week’s events begins tonight at 7:00pm PDT. Hope to see you then! AdLib 4 hours ago

Hey PPO! Great news about the SCOTUS rejection of TX and Trump, eh? AdLib 4 hours ago

Hey PPO! AdLib 2 hours ago

Hey Ad! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Did you see my last reply to you on Twitter? AdLib 2 hours ago

Yes, great news that SCOTUS has banjaxed the trump coup once and for all. pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

stand by – will check pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Yes, I passed on your observations and asked him if he could just read it in POV. Download may be too big? pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Yep, no path left for Trump and the Fascist Old Party. AdLib 2 hours ago

some comic mentioned that the WH Coup Coup Clock has finally stopped! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

I assume it’s a block of some kind from our security, if I know what happens, error message or the page just didn’t come up? AdLib 2 hours ago

Will texas secede? Hope so! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

While I wouldn’t mind being rid of red states, always have to remind myself that lots of good Dems in all states. AdLib 2 hours ago

True, Ad. Lots of Texans want to turn the State blue as well, so we’ll see. the Parlers are screaming for Civil War. Dumb bastards! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

And the fact is that no state can secede. The Constitution doesn’t provide for any method for secession. If Texas refused to follow federal law, they would be sued until they obeyed it. AdLib 2 hours ago

Ad, if they tried, can’t thre Feds deny services and access? pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

I think the Parler types are al Incel types too, frustrated, weak cowards who would never really put themselves at risk. AdLib 2 hours ago

PPO – Imagine TX trying to operate while the Feds cut off banking, funding, services, etc.. AdLib 2 hours ago

Would it be possible for Pres. Biden to declare all non-official militias domestic terrorists? pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

And as the National Guard rolled into TX arresting Abbott and all TX leaders for sedition. AdLib 2 hours ago

Hey Murph! AdLib 2 hours ago

I’d love to see that, Ad! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Hey Murph! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

PPO – Biden’s AG can and should launch a program to root out all of the militias that represent threats and prosecute the criminals and disband their orgs. AdLib 2 hours ago

Hope they do, Ad. Defuse the situation lawfully. pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Just caught up on the stream…so, howdy… MurphTheSurf3 2 hours ago

What really and desperately is needed is for the rule of law to stand up tall and powerfully under Biden. His AG may be the most important appointment in his cabinet. AdLib 2 hours ago

So Murph, you agree that Trump has finally hit the wall that Mexico never paid for? AdLib 2 hours ago

Don’t forget, after Obama was elected, Repubs acted the same way, urged secession and some in TX were pushing it hard. AdLib 2 hours ago

Apparently heads are exploding on Parler as we spaek. Hee Hee! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Biden seems to prefer a path of quiet reconciliation with the needs of the nation providing a stage on which common action for the good dominates….the problem is that the GOP, as a corporate entity, is only about holding onto power no matter what the cost. MurphTheSurf3 2 hours ago

I wouldn’t want to be the custodian at Parler with all the splatters of heads exploding for hours and hours. AdLib 2 hours ago

Agree Murph. Suggestions in twitter that the 100+ republicans not be seated in Jan! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Trump’s purpose in all of this is to harden the position of his core constituency. MurphTheSurf3 2 hours ago

Parler is another word for auto-cannibalism! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Murph – What was absolutely confirmed over the past few days is that the GOP is no longer a political party, it is a fascist organization and there is no negotiating with fascists. Hence, McConnell being a fascist in The Senate refusing to help the suffering of 300 million Americans if he can’t extort protections for his criminal buddies in corporations. The GOP is not a political party and they have been decaying into a fascist organization for many years. They finally arrived and should be wholly shunned. AdLib 2 hours ago

If I were the GOP, I would kick Trump out asap and try to mend the damage. It will take years before any GOPer will be trusted, but it is a place to start pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Murph – Yep, Trump’s main motive though is terror at no longer being protected from prosecution. Second, it is about retaining his power and adulation by millions of cultists. Third, it’s about squeezing the “suckers” that follow him out of hundreds of millions of dollars. AdLib 2 hours ago

Evening all – it’s raining here, I’m done with Christmas shopping, I have wine, and all is right FINALLY with the world. choicelady 2 hours ago

HI, cl! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Steve Schmidt- “The Republican Party is an organized conspiracy for the purposes of maintaining power for self-interest, and the self-interest of its donor class. There is no fidelity to the American ideal.” MurphTheSurf3 2 hours ago

I wonder how Parler is working out when right now it’s just a chorus of crying and making empty threats. Like being in the basement of a home for a Klan meeting after the Feds shut them down. AdLib 2 hours ago

Hey CL! AdLib 2 hours ago

Hey PPO – how are things there? I read it as 57C a couple of weeks ago, and that boggles my mind! choicelady 2 hours ago

Hey Ad Lib and Murph – good to see you. choicelady 2 hours ago

PPO – But the reality is that there is no GOP outside of Trump, the GOP is now a Trump led cult. No way to kick him out, he IS the party. A party of fascism now, that’s all they are. AdLib 2 hours ago

cl, a balmy 25C today. Will be v hot Sunday pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

CL – Lucky you! You’ve got rain and I’m still patiently waiting for a nice rain down this way! AdLib 2 hours ago

25? That IS balmy – this whipsaw from hot to mild must be making you all nuts/. choicelady 2 hours ago

Ad – I read we have La Nina that brings a LITTLE rain to us and nothing much to you. I am sorry. Hence…your project. choicelady an hour ago

There needs to be a new party then. I don’t want one, but think a new conservative movement would split the current GOP, to Dem’s advantage pinkpantheroz an hour ago

PPO – I want to see what comes from the Lincoln Project and other Never Trump people. I”m finding them amazingly on board with our issues. choicelady an hour ago

Murph – I wholly agree with Schmidt but I’d boil it down even more. The GOP operates like a mob, its only goals are power and wealth and taking it from the 99% to hand to the 1% that buys them off. They need to be RICOed. AdLib an hour ago

cl, Mel bourne is in the southern part of Oz, so we get anything from Flaming hot days with Northerly winds, to brass monkey weather whistling in from Antarctica, sometimes on the same day! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

PPO – LOL!!! We used to call that Chicago weather. Now it’s common all around the world. choicelady an hour ago

CL – Indeed! Though a little El Nino wouldn’t be so bad. AdLib an hour ago

I think we all do better with El Nino than with La Nina. But the latter persists for years while the former comes in fast, leaves more quickly. choicelady an hour ago

It is raining and very cool here tonight….three miles down the road there is a bonfire rally taking place in support of Trump. Our members of Congress were told they were expected to be there. The word is that SCOTUS is under a coercive regimen forcing them to rule against Trump. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Climate change means bigger and hotter bushfires, less rainfall where it is most needed, rethinking where and when crops are planted and what variety. I wold not like to be living 100 years from now. pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Murph – OMG. I just can’t. Stay home and stay safe. choicelady an hour ago

PPO – I think the Never Trump Repubs are a bit naive. They think they can take back the GOP. It is terminally infected now, there is no historical example of a fascist party changing back to a democratic one. Those Repubs will need to come to terms with joining the Dems or if the GOP wins the presidency again, goodbye democracy. AdLib an hour ago

PPO – I am a major supporter of reforestation. It has a huge role to play in moderating climate and producing rain. choicelady an hour ago

CL….my gates are locked, my cameras are on, my shotgun is at the ready. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

CL – Just like a guy, that’s why it’s El Nino that’s quick to be done and La Nina hangs around longer. AdLib an hour ago

The US Government needs to eschew big money. Kill Citizens United and curb lobbyists. pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Murph – I’m glad. These people are crazy. I don’t want you hurt because they’re looking for a scapegoat. choicelady an hour ago

Murph, are the local cops going to hinder or help the bastards? pinkpantheroz an hour ago

PPO – I agree, but that’s not the real source of our troubles. It lies in an ages old propaganda campaign against “the other”. choicelady an hour ago

Murph – I know the Trump cultists need to believe that the SCOTUS is somehow under the control of George Soros…but how many of them really believe Barrett, Gorsuch, Thomas and Kavanaugh are just mindless drones? AdLib an hour ago

We have become a world where the failure of extremists is laid to conspiracy. Bernie failed because we didn’t like him. Trump failed because we were fed up with him. In both cases it’s laid at the doorstep of centrist, pragmatic Dems. This is the ONLY group that gets things done AND doesn’t put people in cages. And yet they fear us because we’re comfortable with diversity. choicelady an hour ago

PPO – Yep, my view on Climate Change is about nations adapting to it, implementing programs to mitigate damage from it and changing the way things are done to compensate for it. Not a grand solution but valuable mitigation until a big solution can be reached. AdLib an hour ago