Vox Populi, our weekly live chat about the week’s events begins tonight at 7:00pm PDT. Hope to see you then! AdLib 5 hours ago

Hey PPO! AdLib 2 hours ago

Hi there, Ad pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

How are things your way? AdLib 2 hours ago

Not bad, Waiting to mar 31 for Specialists to check Fergie out. Our dumb gummint is ruining the vaccination rolllout. Got heaps of AZenica, which 6 eu countries have stopped using due blood clots! The pollies are OK, they got the Pfizer! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

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a little movie, me mreeting Louis Armstrong pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

WOWWWW! AdLib 2 hours ago

It’s kind of surreal. AdLib 2 hours ago

Do you remember it? AdLib 2 hours ago

Yes, I would give the AZ vaccine a complete pass, too concerning right now. I should be up to get a vaccine next week and don’t care which it is but thankfully, it won’t be AZ. AdLib 2 hours ago

Some. I remember at the airport and Louis at our house for dinner. Mum and Dad always invited touring people for a home dinner. I ‘m from 0:00 to 3 seconds before the raincoat covers me! Later I’m on Mums left on the balcony I was 11 pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

That is truly amazing. Did you know who he was at that time? What an icon he was? Your mom and dad were so wonderful to host touring people for home cooked dinners. AdLib 2 hours ago

Oh, yes, We knew he was huge. Sell out shows wherever he went. Mum and Dad knew what it was like to be on the road in Variety and the poor fare at wherever digs they stayed at. pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Louis of course was ina grand Hotel, but still loved a home cooked dinner. pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Well, didn’t joe stick it right up the GOP’s nostrils with the Bill? Wow! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

He was amazing. AdLib 2 hours ago

Who doesn’t miss home cooking? AdLib 2 hours ago

And the hysteria of the GOP was totally insane. Attacking Biden for ordering people to be with their families on July 4th, not thanking Trump who caused all this mayhem, accusing Biden of being mentally feeble and a dictator at the same time. This insanity needs to be stopped. AdLib 2 hours ago

Saw a lovely photoshop on a check which said “Cashing this check is an admission that Joe Biden won the election” Love it! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Yes, saw that too. I do think a portion of Repubs are going to dial back their hatred of Biden and Dems, still opposing them but less intense after getting all this money (a Republican friend of mine should be getting $7,000 and he’s still gently attacking Biden for sniffing hair). AdLib an hour ago

But many will be the creatures they are, grab the money that Biden and Dems gave them then viciously attacking them with the latest propaganda from Fox News. AdLib an hour ago

Ad, they will rationalize it somehow. Is Tucker Fucker still at Fox? pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Yep, Fucker Carlson is still there and this week military officers attacked him for dissing women in the military as ruining it. AdLib an hour ago

Hope he has burly security when he slithers out onto the street. Some woman vet might just body slam him into the middle of next week pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Multiple women in the military have replied to him, most far more diplomatically than I would be. AdLib an hour ago

Well, no one else here, so I’ll mosey off as well. See you next week, Ad. Stay safe pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Well…looks like the party is over…. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

PPO just left. AdLib an hour ago

Guess everyonme is out blowing theior $1400. AdLib an hour ago

Ah well….not many here tonight? MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Just me and PPO until you came. Some weekends are like that. No rhyme or reason. AdLib an hour ago

I was just c aught up in other things here… MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

So how are your neighbors going to react about getting at least $1400? AdLib an hour ago

Hard to say…..the propaganda from the right is making the response confused. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Folks will take it and use it but with grave misgivings….. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

A Repub friend of mine has 3 kids, one in their first year of college. He has a good sense of humor but repeats the most heinous RW stuff. even dissed Biden again today for sniffing hair and being touchy-feely…he’s getting $7,000 from the COVID relief bill. When I told him, he stopped texting, probably stunned. AdLib an hour ago

How do you spend free money with misgivings? AdLib an hour ago

All of the talk of the pork in the bill…..the socialist programs being financed…the swamp being back….all the buzz words that light up their emotional centers….. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Tell them to just pretend they’re millionaires and Repubs just passed a tax cut. AdLib an hour ago

But inside, when the money pops up in their bank accounts, they won’t say all that BS with conviction. AdLib an hour ago

Yes, but when the rich get extra money they spend it building the economy, making jobs and strengthening the economy….so gullible. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

And the $300/mo per child benefit for most families will dampen that hatred in some of them. AdLib an hour ago

Ad…..they just cannot get past their hater, fear, anger, anxiety to look the facts in the face. What percent of GOPers (esp. men) are saying they will not take the vaccine….facing death….all they want to do is believe the lies. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Trickle down is a political Three Card Monte con for the rubes. And they always fall for it because the Repubs drill into them that they will be a millionaire one day so this is planning to make their future better…to make the wealthy welathier. AdLib an hour ago

That is one of the Big Lies. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

So who was here tonight? Who was missing? MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Our newest member……been two weeks I think since we chatted… MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Here’s my science fiction story. After all reasonable people get vaccinated, COVID-19 continues mutating into a far more deadly virus that purges so many of the anti-vax Trumpers that the desperate GOP tries to convince them to hurry and get it but Trump tells them to keep refusing and they are purged from the country, leaving the GOP a hobbled and defeated minority party…and a legacy of mass death on their and Trump’s hands. It’s a dark sci-fi movie but a morality tale. AdLib an hour ago

I call it the winnowing… MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Just PPO came tonight before you got here. Again, no knowing why this happens sometimes. Curious. AdLib an hour ago

Have you heard from our newest member? He seemed to really like it and then was gone. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Perfect!!! The Winnowing! “They wanted to make America great…and they did it the only way they could.” AdLib an hour ago

He’s not actually a new member, he’s been here on and off for years. He is a legit writer, I believe he was a journalist. AdLib an hour ago

We will be better off without many of them. There is a button showing up around here…..”I got my shot…so no mask for me and screw you!” Class? Crass! MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Are we speaking of the same person? MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

And probably not always true because if they have such spite for masks, they probably do for vaccines too. AdLib an hour ago

I think he was new to Vox, was he not? I have been urging him to jump on in for years. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

You mean TWilson? AdLib an hour ago

I do. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Yes, he’s been here on and off. AdLib an hour ago

Really enjoy his writing. AdLib an hour ago

Ah. On other matters….I have been working at getting everyone in the co-op vaccinated….working the registration process and all of the resources…….all in all we have more than 100 who belong to member families…..about half way there. I got my shots….pfizer….what I am aiming at for all. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

The governor here was playing favorites…..shutting out democratic areas and pouring vaccine (too much in some cases) into ultra red rural holes. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Nice! You’re doing important work and of course, whether it’s appreciated by all or not, it’s helping to save lives. AdLib an hour ago

The Mercy Hospital system here has been the most consistent. I have 27 more slated to get their first injections next week. The so called categories of eligibility are a joke…. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Yes, I read about that. He should be sued. AdLib an hour ago

If you are not aggressive….you lose out. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Really? How do you mean, being aggressive? AdLib an hour ago

I have everyone signed up in half a dozen registries and I keep checking all of the portals with the help of five other members. We do not wait for notifications…flood the zone. And then suddenly, a bunch of appointments become availiable at site X and we pounce. Frankly, I have gotten a bunch of people who were “too young” vaccinated because there were not enough who were eligible signing up. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

I find it strange that Biden and his Admin now have to barnstorm the country to explain how people will benefit from getting money, having schools and businesses opened safely, eliminate poverty in half for children, etc. AdLib an hour ago

Very cool! So how does that work? How do you get people who are too young an appointment? Do they just show up and hope extra doses are available? AdLib 44 minutes ago

Unless you live in Red America – where vaccines go unused, and perfectly logical federal aid programs are labeled socialist madness…it is hard to appreciate how seductive the lies are. MurphTheSurf3 43 minutes ago

How can this brainwashing be reversed? AdLib 42 minutes ago

Ad….I plug in the info requested….including the accurate age but indicate that they have significant medical need…..and really everyone does……the system logarithms must be programmed to accept the underaged if there are not enough of age if other factors are identified. Not a single one of my people has been turned away at the clinics. MurphTheSurf3 41 minutes ago

How to erase the brainwashing? Roy Blunt in my state has apparently decided that it can’t be. A Josh Hawley Twin was going to primary him….he through his hands up and walked away. MurphTheSurf3 41 minutes ago

Very interesting. Here in CA, they won’t process an appointment if you’re not qualified at this current phase. Vaccine’s are more scarce here in CA where most are ready to get them. As of Monday, a new phase opens up. AdLib 39 minutes ago

Ad…I have taken advantage of the failure of the state to organize well. It took me a while to figure out how to use their incompetence. MurphTheSurf3 38 minutes ago

It makes me go back to the position that those not brainwashed just have to beat the bnrainwashed politically, into eventiual submission as opposed to trying to de-program them. Make the US progress despite them. AdLib 38 minutes ago

I have no problem with that in MO where vaccines are going to go to waste otherwise. AdLib 37 minutes ago

If the South African varient spreads widely here in the US though, it will be like my Sci-fi story, and it could be too late for any of the anti-vaxxers to escape it;. AdLib 36 minutes ago

Ad….I came to this state in the last days of a Democratic presence in government that was still somewhat significant and has since then been eradicated. MurphTheSurf3 36 minutes ago

variant AdLib 36 minutes ago

Perhaps it will take the variant to reverse that trendline. MurphTheSurf3 35 minutes ago

I hope it doesn’t happen, I don’t wish for anyone to die, Trump included. But the way COVID is mutating into a more contagious and dangerous form, it is a legit possibility. AdLib 34 minutes ago

It is….I am happy to say that even the most regressive of my co-opers seems to come to accept the truth in the science and have adopted masking, distancing, sanitizing and inoculating as a way of life…. MurphTheSurf3 32 minutes ago

Ironically, the “rapture” might be the taking away of the unfaithful to Jesus’ actual beliefs. AdLib 32 minutes ago

Rapture or rupture? MurphTheSurf3 31 minutes ago

That is fantastic to hear! First off, saving their own lives and protecting the lives of those around them makes them good citizens and human beings, despite what beliefs they may harbor. Secondly, maybe a few of them will realize that they’re being played for saps by the GOP and Trump…at least, eventually if not now. AdLib 31 minutes ago

Heh! AdLib 31 minutes ago