Vox Populi, our weekly live chat about the week’s events begins tonight at 7:00pm PST. Hope to see you then! AdLib 6 hours ago

Hey twilson! AdLib 5 hours ago

Hey AdLib here a bit early twilson117 5 hours ago

So am I. AdLib 5 hours ago

Thanks for getting my post up. Have another ready to go twilson117 5 hours ago

How are things with you? Still freezing out your way? AdLib 5 hours ago

Yes it’s cold, have some snow but that’s how it goes here in MA especially around Feb. twilson117 5 hours ago

I can’t believe how stupid the TX government is. twilson117 5 hours ago

Will publish it on Monday! AdLib 5 hours ago

Thanks twilson117 5 hours ago

My daughter will learn that about MA next Winter. AdLib 5 hours ago

I think that Repub “leadership” cruises along until something severe happens, then their greedy libertarianism blows up. AdLib 5 hours ago

Yes she will. She will be in for where she’s going to school, Bentley right? twilson117 5 hours ago

The godmother of libertarianism, Ayn Rand, ended up taking that socialist SS and Medicare. A complete hypocrite as all libertarians end up being proven to be. AdLib 5 hours ago

Yes, Bentley, good memory! AdLib 5 hours ago

Ayn Rand indeed was a hypocrite. twilson117 5 hours ago

She was a fraud just as those who follow her like Rand Paul are. They are spiteful people who seem to get the most gratification at the concept of people struggling in life. AdLib 5 hours ago

Sadism is a short trip from libertarianism. AdLib 5 hours ago

Well she’ll enjoy the seasons here in MA especially in the fall. Also there is lot for her to do in Boston. twilson117 5 hours ago

I’m all for people having freedom to do most things but libertarianism as portrayed in the modern era is more of a phony bravado of “Sink or swim!” while those who promote it depend on the state to finance them. Who pays Rand Paul’s salary? AdLib 5 hours ago

You have here in a good school especially if she is interested in finance. twilson117 5 hours ago

They have a mock stock market trading floor on campus. twilson117 5 hours ago

I think she will enjoy it. We made a trip out there last year, it was unusually warm for January but there was snow on the ground. She really loved Boston, Waltham and the Bentley campus. AdLib 5 hours ago

Yep, business and marketing is her focus so it seems like a great fit. AdLib 5 hours ago

Yes! How did you know that? We saw it on the tour and we were very impressed. AdLib 5 hours ago

Good combination. Allows for a wide range of career choices. twilson117 5 hours ago

Exactly. That’s why I think it’s ideal for her since she’s not sure what type of business she wants to work in. AdLib 5 hours ago

Glad she’s nmot going to school in Texas. AdLib 5 hours ago

not AdLib 5 hours ago

I attended some workshops there and I was involved with a high school pre-engineering program called MassPep for minority students. twilson117 5 hours ago

Very cool! AdLib 5 hours ago

It’s not a large campus but it has a lot of character. AdLib 5 hours ago

Also I have a friend whose wife is a professor there. I think in Literature twilson117 5 hours ago

It is as small school but offers a lot. twilson117 5 hours ago

Really? How cool would that be if she has her as a professor? It is a small world. AdLib 5 hours ago

That’s perfect for my daughter, she was specifcally looking for a smaller school as opposed to the 30k student populations. AdLib 5 hours ago

Did you go to school in MA? AdLib 5 hours ago

Hey PPO! AdLib 5 hours ago

Hi all! pinkpantheroz 5 hours ago

Hi glenn! AdLib 5 hours ago

Cruz’in down to Cancun, on a chilly afternoon! pinkpantheroz 5 hours ago

Texas may be a failed state but at least we have a rover on Mars. AdLib 5 hours ago

hi glenn pinkpantheroz 5 hours ago

Hey, everyone. A rover on Mars, and don’t forget, President Joe Biden! glenn 5 hours ago

Ah, yes, Joe Biden, who hasn’t flown down to Texas for a photo op, merely sent Full FEMA instead. Naughty boy! pinkpantheroz 5 hours ago

Cuz’in down to cancun good one PPO twilson117 5 hours ago

I’m in a very cynical mood tonight, folks, so I may be a Debbie Downer….between this shit with Cruz, the fact that the RTLB is still out of jail, and repubs are still lying through their teeth; grrrrrrrr. On the other hand, I am trying to be positive….President Joe Biden, rejoining the world at the G-7 summit, the Mars rover, so….. glenn 5 hours ago

How low is the RW Media? Calling Joe’s Dogs Junkyarders, unfit for the WH!!!!!!!! pinkpantheroz 5 hours ago

So Biden won’t be running away on a Cancun Cruz? AdLib 5 hours ago

Repubs have no class, all they care about is trash talking and doing nothing. twilson117 5 hours ago

I’m as cynical as glenn tonight. in despair that even going AWOL on his State won’t hurt the Maple Thief pinkpantheroz 5 hours ago

Let me qualify that some Repubs, I do have some repub friends and they don’t abide what is going on at all. twilson117 5 hours ago

PPO–the RW media is as low as a junkyard dog….. glenn 5 hours ago

Ad–Biden will be running away to UK for a G-7 summit. glenn 4 hours ago

tw, I agree there are many Republicans who are horrified as to what the Party has become, but I’m no seeing any groundswell from within to change matters. pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

PPO can’t argue with you on that. I thinking there will be a new party soon what’s your take? twilson117 4 hours ago

PPO–I agree. By the time elections roll around, Cancun Snowflake’s roundabout will be forgotten. Dems should be running ads already about Cancun Snowflake’s betrayal of his fellow Texans. glenn 4 hours ago

Glenn – Patience is the key, Trump will be prosecuted and hounded in civil suits for years. And the GOP is disintegrating, slowly but surely. AdLib 4 hours ago

PPO – Look at it this way, that’s all Newsmax has got? Insulting Biden’s rescue dogs? Pathetic. AdLib 4 hours ago

I can’t say, but Conservatism/Republicanism and Toryism is definitely on the nose right now in so many countries, I thing the brand is tainted forever, A new party might help, but the beneficiaries will be the Democratic Party, if they can for one just work together! pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Hey Murph! AdLib 4 hours ago

Murph, hi! pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

AdLib Trump** is indeed facing some major legal problems, what’s your take on the Dems going for the 14th, they seem to be pushing that. twilson117 4 hours ago

Hello Murph twilson117 4 hours ago

Hello All…. MurphTheSurf3 4 hours ago

Ad–Not to be crass, but patience my ass….We have been fighting this fight for over 30 years now. Was reading some archival stuff about when Ann Richards was governor of TX, and everything she was saying then, is being said now. Almost word for word. I just can’t wrap my mind around how many people still vote for repubs. They always seem to get away with this shit; and by the time they are prosecuted, or brought to justice, others have committed so much more shit. It’s a never ending battle over the exact same things. I could see it if “new” issues cropped up, but we’ve been fighting some of these fights for over 30 years. I’m not getting any younger, so I don’t have much patience. glenn 4 hours ago

TW – I have Repub friends too. One is a brilliant guy but he sucks up every RW crazy comment and regurgitates it as a fact. He backs down from them once in a while. I told him Trump was a fascist just before the election. After the 1/6 siege, he doesn’t dispiute that anymore. But he did throw out a, “Why can’t they leave Trump alone?” Like Brittany? AdLib 4 hours ago

Hey Murph! glenn 4 hours ago

It is refreshing to see an American President being as President. The sooner BLOTUS and his Mob Family are RICO’ed and behind bars, the better pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

so true, glenn pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

AD that does seem to be a problem. For some reason their critical thinking skills desert them. twilson117 4 hours ago

Ad–why can’ t they leave trump alone? Because he’s a criminal who needs to be in jail, not left alone. We can leave him alone when he’s in prison. glenn 4 hours ago

glenn – But I think Cruz has mortally wounded himself politically. Voters do have short memories but video is forever and I can only imagine the campaign ads against Cruz for supporting sedition and running off to Cancun while Texas froze. AdLib 4 hours ago

Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Cruise cruised while Texas Froze…. There’s your slogan! pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

TW – Yes, I think the Dems must invoke the 14th Amendment on Trump before too long. Trump will re-emerge from his FL cave soon and it will only inspire Dems to take him down. AdLib 4 hours ago

Sorry, Cruz! pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Ad–I hope you’re correct about Cancun Snowflake. Nothing I’d like better than to see him out of office. My cynicism prevents any optimism at this point. IOW, I’ll believe it when I see it. glenn 4 hours ago

PPO–Good one! You should be in PR! glenn 4 hours ago

PPO cruz cruised while Texas froze, that’s good twilson117 4 hours ago

glenn – I’m fed up too but this is the reality. Congress has never convicted a president in an impesachment in the entire history of the U.S.. This wasn’t a surprise but the table keeps turning because of that. I wish justice was swift but as MLK said, “the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” I think Trump will soon face justic. AdLib 4 hours ago

BTW, talking about dogs, has Newsmax commented on reports Cruz abandoned his own dog to fly away? pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Ad and TW–Dems need to keep repeating how the RTLB is guilty of insurrection….a sitting president trying to overthrow his own government, not to mention trying to harm his vice president and the Speaker of the House. Everyone agrees he’s guilty, but repubs say he can’t be convicted because he was president. I say that makes him more culpable…..destroying the Constitution. glenn 4 hours ago

PPO – It’s hard to believe that Biden has only been in the WH a month and has and is accomplishing so much and handling more disasters that a number of presidents combined. He has indeed turned out to be the right person at the right time. AdLib 4 hours ago

Glenn, agree, they shouldn’t let go of that. twilson117 4 hours ago

Impeachment was designed, along with many other elements in the constitution, in the expectation that there would NOT be Political Parties (i.e. factions)…..G Washington lamented in his Farewell Address that parties, which had sprung into being in his time as President, would destroy the country if left unchecked… MurphTheSurf3 4 hours ago

TW – One could call the beliefs of Trumpers in Trump as religious faith, he is their cult leader and only his word is true. AdLib 4 hours ago

Ad, couldn’t agree more, hence the stupidity of the RW Media desperately trying to find anything, anything to blot his image. pinkpantheroz 4 hours ago

Ad–If there ever was time when Congress should convict a president, this is it. He is a traitor and should never be allowed to hold office again. I’d prefer it if we never had to hear from him again, but that’s too much to ask. There’s a whole lot of difference between being impeached for lying about a blow job and inciting an insurrection. And not just inciting an insurrection, to this day, has no regrets about what he did. glenn 4 hours ago

glenn – I like the quip made by a pundit on MSNBC about Cruz but it applies to Trump too. He said, “People ask why so many people instantly dislike Ted Cruz. Because it saves time.” AdLib 4 hours ago

Twilson–thanks. It just can’t be repeated enough in my opinion. glenn 4 hours ago

Murph you’re correct on that, they didn’t have political parties then. There are those who would think the constitution is outdate because it doesn’t cover today’s world but, if they took a moment I think they would be surprise how flexible the document is. twilson117 4 hours ago

Ad–that pundit was correct! glenn 4 hours ago