Vox Populi, our weekly live chat about the week’s events begins tonight at 7:00pm PST. Hope to see you then! AdLib 3 hours ago

Hey Khirad! AdLib 2 hours ago

So is it like 15 or an hour and a quarter? Fun fact, Idaho has two time zones, so I just deal with one all year. Khirad 2 hours ago

An hour and 15 from now and counting… AdLib 2 hours ago

Cool. I’m gonna try to dig up some Kyrsten Sinema stuff from local stuff after reading your article. I’m sorry, but she is so hawt, and was always so liberal. I don’t know how she thinks … whatever I’ll save it for later and write her again. Khirad 2 hours ago

She has far less justification for dumping the $15 min wage than Manchin. AZ is now a purple state while WV is deep red. She’s gone back on previous support for raising the min wage and her mimicing John McCain’s thumbs down on killing the ACA with that little curtsy has angered many Dems. She will be primaried if she doesn’t now work hard to push a raise to $15. https://twitter.com/SawyerHackett/status/1367917179656617986?s=20

AdLib 2 hours ago

Hey Khirad, welcome back. AdLib an hour ago

She will not be primaried. But, I just posted what I wrote her in a short post. I’m gonna have a cuppa and a cig, and be back shortly. At least she didn’t have a pink tutu. Khirad an hour ago

Why won’t some Dem primary her? AdLib an hour ago

Got it! AdLib an hour ago

Hey PPO! AdLib an hour ago

Hi Ad. Khirad! Disgraceful woman! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Lovely day today, 18C sunny pinkpantheroz an hour ago

We don’t need Sinema in the Senate. Not after this performance. Another Dem can win in AZ which will only be more Dem in 4 years when she runs again. AdLib an hour ago

Nice! Very nice weather here in LA today too. AdLib an hour ago

Very cool that the COVID relief bill is finally going to pass! AdLib an hour ago

Big Progressive bill, likely the biggest in recent history. AdLib an hour ago

The American Rescue Plan…does so many important things including lifting half of children in poverty out of it. AdLib an hour ago

Is it really going to pass at last? pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Hey CL! AdLib an hour ago

hi CL! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Evening all! How is everyone tonight? choicelady an hour ago

PPO – Yep, will pass this weekend! AdLib an hour ago

Hey Ad, Khrad, PPO! choicelady an hour ago

Doing fine, CL. How about you? AdLib an hour ago

Great news, at last!\ pinkpantheroz an hour ago

It does so many great things for the 99% and especially, the poorest. What a relief! AdLib an hour ago

Ad – I will tell you I’m NOT good. One of our homeless guys who got housing died Feb. 11. When I got to his place today to clean it out, I discovered he had bled to death. I am not handling that well at all. choicelady an hour ago

Hey Murph! choicelady an hour ago

CL – That’s horrible. Was he attacked? AdLib an hour ago

Hey Murph! AdLib an hour ago

Oh, cl what a thing to discover. Are You OK?\ pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Hello friends! MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad – i can’t tell. I thought it was natural causes, but the amount of blood on the floor was horrific. choicelady an hour ago

Murph! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

CL..you are such a warrior for the good! MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Thanks PPO – no. I am gutted by what I found. I can’t tell his family whom I know slightly. So I’m processing it very poorly having to keep it to myself. choicelady an hour ago

Uff da, I am back, like the Neanderthal I am. Khirad an hour ago

Just awful, CL. You need to take some time to process that. I can’t imagine… AdLib an hour ago

Murph – I never thought in my born days I’d see such a thing. And I”m projecting what happened, and I can’t take it in. choicelady an hour ago

CL…how is it that you went alone? MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Anyway – I AM happy about the COVID relief bill. choicelady an hour ago

Murph – I had one of the other homeless guys with me. I think he was as shocked as I am. But if he hadn’t been there, I’d probably have passed out. I’ve seen blood – just never that much. Dried of course – but over half the room. choicelady 44 minutes ago

cl, if you need to chat, DM me on Twitter any time. Just do your best to feel better. pinkpantheroz 43 minutes ago

I’m sorry, but I don’t get why people that make 100k need it. I don’t get how I agree with Manchin on that. What am I missing? Khirad 43 minutes ago

Thanks PPO – I will take you up on that! choicelady 43 minutes ago

Khirad – So in the midst of a pandemic, economic crisis, seditionist cult attacking the country, the Repubs and their media is only concerned with neanderthals, Dr. Seuss, Mr. Potato Head and “cancel culture”. The GOP is clearly a zombie, dead and empty inside and just grasping blindly for culture war idocies. AdLib 42 minutes ago

Khirad – I’m with you AND Manchin on that. We used to means test – graduated taxation etc. – and that’s good. I’m not sure when it became progressive to do flat tax/payouts. choicelady 42 minutes ago

idiocies AdLib 42 minutes ago

Khirad, I can’t advise, I don’t know enough of the details to form an opinion pinkpantheroz 42 minutes ago

There are three homeless people who I seek out to check up on them. I have taken your example Choice as my model……At least, at times, they get necessary medical care, good food and shelter….there are not many resources here in missouri but I have gotten my co-op to set up a support system for folks like t his. It has been good for all of us. Even the die hard conservatives admit that it is what Christ demands of us. MurphTheSurf3 42 minutes ago

Ad – that’s the best and most succinct defintion of our nation’s GOP troubles EVER. choicelady 42 minutes ago

Murph – BRAVO!!! choicelady 41 minutes ago

ANybody watch BLOTUS’s reinauguration? Me neither. pinkpantheroz 41 minutes ago

CL…I am glad you were not alone and how empowering that moment was for the other person….you shared this with him. MurphTheSurf3 41 minutes ago

I’m for means testing Social Security on a scale Khirad 41 minutes ago

PPO – he had four whole people, and I use the term loosely, at his “second inauguration.” choicelady 41 minutes ago

Ha! I saw the 4 were photoshopped to look like 40! Pathetic pinkpantheroz 40 minutes ago

Khirad – some means testing exists. If you make over a certain amount, you pay more for Medicare. That’s annoying in a way, but it’s fair. choicelady 40 minutes ago

I saw something about how our new jet airplane’s budget could have paid for this and that times over. But, we’ll pay for that. Khirad 39 minutes ago

Khirad – The 100k thing is unique to big cities like NY, LA, SF, etc.. A $100,000 salary isn’t enough to buy a house, support a family, etc. due to the cost of living. Making that amount in a less expensive city would be no problem. AdLib 39 minutes ago

LOL! PPO – all I saw was the four. The forty would look kind of conspicuous wouldn’t it? choicelady 39 minutes ago

There are several ever-Trumpers in my circle….two of them went to DC for January 6. I asked them if they were going for the real inauguration. They gave me what we Missourians refer to as “the stink eye” and huffed their way out of the room. Yes, I enjoyed that. MurphTheSurf3 38 minutes ago

Ad – that is a real point. That’s the problem w a flat anything. If I want to ever move back east, there are lots of affordable good places. The reverse is NOT true. Even MA has very affordable housing if you’re outside Boston. choicelady 38 minutes ago

I do get it if you’re living in those cities… but … why live in those cities? Even Portland got gentrified to where you can’t be young and retire anymore. Maybe in the 90s. Khirad 38 minutes ago

Murph – are those two guys a target of the FBI now? I have wads of photos to show you so you can ID them for the feds! choicelady 37 minutes ago

The $15 minimum wage here in Mo. would break a lot of small business people I know. It would shut down my co-op (yes, we have some employees, young adults). MurphTheSurf3 37 minutes ago

Live in the burbs and commute. I would love a loft in a city like Seattle or Portland, but nobody can afford it. Khirad 37 minutes ago

I love places such as Erie, PA, Cleveland, OH, Worcester MA – all way more reasonable. choicelady 37 minutes ago

The average monthly rent for a 1 bedroom apt in NY is $4,000 and up. Nearly $50k per year just for that. If you make $100k there, your take home might be $65k. That leaves you $15k for the year for everything else. Then you lose your job or have your income slashed due to COVID, you can’t afford your apt. AdLib 36 minutes ago

CL…and so many of those towns, like Columbia Mo. (ring a bell) have much to offer. How is your friend doing? MurphTheSurf3 36 minutes ago

I love Boston. Fuhgeddaboudit. I once lived in a single apartment on Beacon Hill back in the day. NOT NOW! choicelady 36 minutes ago

I have a friend in Cleveland. I always make fun of her in good fun. Khirad 36 minutes ago

cl, Ad, I can’t help but notice the marked absence of the Proud Boys, 3%ers and other militias. Maybe Qanon isn’t such a great thing sfter all. pinkpantheroz 35 minutes ago

Murph – she’s OK. She’s not doing much, but her social worker takes her places, and her neighbors are nice. She needs a car and will get one, but after the snows stop flying! choicelady 35 minutes ago

Even I’ve heard of Beacon Hill, like, uh, no? Khirad 35 minutes ago

PPO….they have gone underground and their menace remains. MurphTheSurf3 35 minutes ago

CL…you struck gold with that social worker. MurphTheSurf3 34 minutes ago

PPO – they’ve moved the “hit” date to March 20. Or maybe April 20 (Hitler’s Birthday), or possibly May. Or…? choicelady 34 minutes ago

There’s some fun YouTube vids where they rank cities on stuff like income level, etc. I’ll post them in a short post. Khirad 34 minutes ago

Khirad – it’s gorgeous on Beacon Hill. If you’re a millionaire. I was there before it was trendy. choicelady 34 minutes ago

CL ha ha, 33rd Septober is the day! pinkpantheroz 34 minutes ago

Murph – So maybe, the Trumper/Qanons know they’ve been had but they’ll never admit it. AdLib 34 minutes ago

We’re ON, PPO – Sept. 33 it is! choicelady 33 minutes ago

CL….one proud boy fellow traveler tells me that “Trump was secretly inaugurated by the newest justice in a closed ceremony at Mira Lago.” MurphTheSurf3 33 minutes ago

There was this rundown area nobody would live in near the ports in Portland. It became trust fund IT hipster central. Khirad 33 minutes ago

Murph – someone should point out that secret presidents rarely get to do anything. Cuz it’s too secret, see? choicelady 32 minutes ago