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

Hey TW! AdLib 2 hours ago

dHey AdLib how’s going twilson117 2 hours ago

Not bad, how about you? AdLib 2 hours ago

Doing okay. Put up an article for publication. twilson117 2 hours ago

Great, will schedule it for tomorrow! AdLib 2 hours ago

Also getting ready for next round of shots, wife gets her second shot Sun I in another two week. twilson117 2 hours ago

Prepare to take it easy the next day or two. Some of the people I know have have either felt tired or a bit sick. I had no issues though. AdLib 2 hours ago

Aside from getting better GPS service thanks to the tracking chip in the vaccine. AdLib 2 hours ago

Hey Khirad!\ AdLib 2 hours ago

Yes, I heard about that so I’m planning on it. Hopefully it won’t be too bad. Having wife go first will give me some insight. twilson117 2 hours ago

Hi Harleigh! AdLib 2 hours ago

Joe Rogan is as bad as Adam Carolla and Crowder because reasons Khirad 2 hours ago

Good evening Khirad and Harleigh twilson117 2 hours ago

Khirad – Remember during the primary when some Dems were holding up Rogan’s attacks against other Dems as legit? AdLib 2 hours ago

Harleigh – How are you holding up with DeathSantis turning FL into a fascist enclave? AdLib 2 hours ago

Hi PPO! AdLib 2 hours ago

I don’t want to get into Rogan though I brought it up, I just thought all the mainstream people were trying to sell him as alt-right. Like, take a chill pill. Khirad 2 hours ago

Hey PPO twilson117 2 hours ago

Hi, all! hi Harleigh! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

So who will be indicted first, Giuliani, Gaetz or Trump? What are the Vegas odds? AdLib 2 hours ago

I survived my 1st moderna shot. headache, dizzy, tired, aches all over, nausea… for 8 days. Harleigh 2 hours ago

My internet ended up being their problem last week. I should be could. Khirad 2 hours ago

H, sounds like a bigger reaction than usual. You OK now? pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Harleigh – That’s pretty messed up! You feeling better now? AdLib 2 hours ago

Khirad – Hope it’s all good now! AdLib 2 hours ago

oh yeah… it was slowly getting better and then poof it was gone. 2nd one a week from tomorrow. Harleigh 2 hours ago

Yeah Harleigh that does seem to be a bit off. I had a sore arm and was a bit tired twilson117 2 hours ago

I had Moderna, I know Choicelady and Murph had Pfizer, none of us had symptoms, it’s so random. AdLib 2 hours ago

at least I didn’t get the fever or rash. Harleigh 2 hours ago

Sore arm here too but Tylenol did the trick. Not supposed to take any other painkiller soon after getting the shot. AdLib 2 hours ago

We here haven’t even had a whiff of the Pfizer, no Moderna at all, only the AZ crap for us peasants. Our Olympic team is getting the pfizers before Tokyo. Why that is still being scheduled is a mystery. pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

I still need to get it – I’m just lazy. Khirad 2 hours ago

Khirad – The tracking chip in the vaccine isn’t the reason you’re putting it off? Ubers come quicker now that I had the shots, just sayin’. AdLib 2 hours ago

Gop has nothing against the spending. 85%. If that is Socialism, yay! Khirad 2 hours ago

Hey AdLIb are you pizza deliveries arriving faster also?? twilson117 2 hours ago

PPO – The AZ vaccine isn’t bad, the blood clot issue is so rare, more so than from birth control pills. AdLib 2 hours ago

Hi glenn! AdLib 2 hours ago

It’s the sign of Satan, why don’t I want it? Khirad 2 hours ago

I’m high risk, age, COPD, diabetes. I’ll be getting that second shot or Robin will kill me! lol Harleigh 2 hours ago

I know what you’re saying but there is another AZ vaccine. Khirad 2 hours ago

TW – Actually, yes! And I’ve noticed I’m not getting lost anymore. Thank you Bill Gates! AdLib 2 hours ago

Ad, bad rep here. 2 people died the same day from the clotting. pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Hi Ad, hi twilson, PPO, Khirad, Harleigh glenn 2 hours ago

You gotta love technology twilson117 2 hours ago

hi glenn! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Hey Glenn twilson117 2 hours ago

hey glenn Harleigh 2 hours ago

Khirad – It has also change my DNA, I am a metahuman now. AdLib 2 hours ago

Hey PPO–How are you and your lovely Fergie doing? glenn 2 hours ago

Hey Murph! AdLib 2 hours ago

Murph is in the house twilson117 2 hours ago

More human than human? Like a Rob Zombie. Khirad 2 hours ago

I’ve had my second Pfizer shot. I guess I’m one of the lucky ones; no symptoms at all. glenn 2 hours ago

Hey Murph glenn 2 hours ago

Hey Murph how’s the planting going? twilson117 2 hours ago

Hey Twilson–you doing okay? glenn 2 hours ago

PPO – How many shots are being given per day in Australia? AdLib 2 hours ago

I get all sat x missions with my new chip. Harleigh 2 hours ago

Hey Harleigh–Get that second shot! glenn 2 hours ago

Yeah Glenn not problems here. twilson117 2 hours ago

Twilson–good to hear glenn 2 hours ago

next Sat glenn Harleigh 2 hours ago

Khirad – Adlib smash! AdLib 2 hours ago

I flew an Indian flag from my porch over a week ago. I hope that people understand when they say they are burning people, they mean it as if you said we were burying. Khirad 2 hours ago

Harleigh–good! glenn 2 hours ago

glenn – glad to hear you didn’t have any side effects! AdLib 2 hours ago

glenn, Actually good news for Fergie yesterday. Her weight loss is due to IBS,Scoliosis, COPD, Right Heart failure, low appetite and ability to eat due low saliva. So all treatable and we’ll now get going. Me, I don’t spring back like I used to, rather with a slow creak and groan! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Ad–Yeah, it was a good thing. I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy scheduled for the next day, so I don’t know what I would have done if I had been running a fever. glenn 2 hours ago

Khirad – Never take for granted that the average Americans understand much about what goes on in other countries. AdLib 2 hours ago

AD – I never do, that’s why after getting the flag issue settled it would be interesting to see if anyone got if I flew a North Korean Flag. Khirad an hour ago

PPO – The good news is that Fergie’s health issues are treatable, just sorry she is having to deal with all of those. Please send my best to her. AdLib an hour ago

PPO–Wishing Fergie successful treatment. It’s good to know what you’re dealing with, so it can be treated. As for you, PPO, if you’re still mobile, no matter how slow, it’s all good. glenn an hour ago

HELLO ALL…thanks for the greetings……I see you are chatting about COVID inoculations……I got confronted at a Wal Mart by a Tucker Carlson acolyte for wearing a mask. I expected it. When you told me that my wearing a mask disturbed him and made him uncomfortable. I said “I was wearing because I believe in liberty and freedom….my choice to wear it. A GOP Value. Right?” He did not have a comeback. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

south floriduh is in the extreme category and no closures or masks. desantis is a nazi moron. Harleigh an hour ago

Ad, 42K pinkpantheroz an hour ago

glenn – That was a gamble but glad it paid off. I had no symptoms from my first Moderna shot but I was prepared for something from my second. Just got lucky like you. AdLib an hour ago

Did we already mention the Armenia thing. I’ll mention it again. That was a big fuggin deal Khirad an hour ago

Hey Murph good answer. twilson117 an hour ago

Khirad – I doubt many would even know it was an NK flag. AdLib an hour ago

Thanks TW. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Thaks all. I’ll pass on your good wishes to Fergie pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Planting….going fine, just slow…workers….hard to find. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad and Khirad–I think I’m more or less an informed citizen; however, I’m not sure I would recognize an Indian flag, nor a North Korean one. glenn an hour ago

PPO…just read about Fergie…what a trooper…with you as her faithful aide-de-camp. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

I have to admit Murph if someone came up to me with that Trucker crap my response wouldn’t have been as nice as yours. twilson117 an hour ago

Thanks, Murph. Hope you are fine pinkpantheroz an hour ago

People are like Schindler’s List, Nazis bad. Germany like yeah. Ottomans genocide Armenians, Turkish Republic like no we didn’t. Everyone else: oh – well that’s nice. Khirad an hour ago

Murph–good for you! Fight them with their own words; that always confuses them! glenn an hour ago

Murph – I know the tables are turned on those considerate enough to wear masks in red states but this insane one-side stupidity that they should be free to wear a mask but those who wear them shouldn’t be free to do so is angering to me. AdLib an hour ago

Harleigh–stay safe, to spite your nazi moron governor glenn an hour ago

lol Harleigh an hour ago

I need to make a page on flags. You think they don’t matter, but what you don’t know can hurt you. Khirad an hour ago

TW…..My interior sentiment was far from pleasant…but answers like those gut them….they cannot come back at it because I toss their own value right back at them.Necessary technique when one lives in red soup. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Khirad, I’m delighted that POTUS called it for what it was. Don’t know why the Turks have their Fezs in a twist, it was the Ottoman EMpire’s genocide. Turkey didn’t exist pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Harleigh it’s just crazy what some people will do to stay in Trump**’s favor twilson117 an hour ago

Harleigh – I’m afraid that FL will be even worse than imagined by Fall after this false sense of security people have because DeathSantis is covering up the real numbers of deaths and infections. AdLib an hour ago

Ijust hope the next one will be way less symptomatic Harleigh an hour ago

Panther – exactly! it was the previous regime! just acknowledge it. Khirad an hour ago

Murph I know you’re right but my natural instinct is to tell someone like that to go do an unnatural act to themselves and the horse they rode in on. twilson117 an hour ago

Harleigh….Florida, GA, Texas, Arizona……how much damage the Trump Movement has done to the Republic….assault after assault on democracy. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Khirad – Yes, recognizing the Armenian Genocide was a very big deal. Biden just does not stop surprising me in a good way. Obscene that politics prevented that recognition up until now. Disgusting, really. AdLib an hour ago

TW….me too but that would play into their hands….. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad–actually, I didn’t even think about symptoms from my second shot, until a few days before. Plus, the colonoscopy and endoscopy had been scheduled waay before I made the appointment for the second shot. glenn an hour ago

glenn – Recognize this?

AdLib an hour ago

I don’t know why but you guys always get me stoked to write new articles. I know they don’t always get readers but I will keep writing Khirad an hour ago

Ad, former dickhead admired Erdogan, wanted to be The Man till he dies. Tough. pinkpantheroz an hour ago

And this?

AdLib an hour ago

Ad…..that is so often the case with the right wingers….they deny a right to their opponents that they demand for themselves from everyone. Myopic bubble life. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

AD, I love you. Khirad an hour ago

Murph you’re right. Fortunately most of the people I see or am around are wearing masks. But, things will soon open here in MA. We do have a lot of folks getting vaccinated twilson117 an hour ago

Twilson–you natural instinct is the same as mine. But our Murph is a much more diplomatic individual which he has demonstrated many times. Plus, he hoists them with their own petards! glenn an hour ago

Flags aren’t that hard. I’ll give you a master class, I gotta go and write something on flags, but you all need to check it out. Khirad an hour ago

Glenn that his is. I could use some of that. twilson117 an hour ago

Saw earlier question – who gets indicted first? gaetz( my pick) Giuliani, or others? pinkpantheroz an hour ago

All this chat re. Genocidal Behavior. If you get a chance…watch “Exterminate All the Brutes” A very important visual study of the deeply rooted genocidal impulse in “advanced” societies. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – I expect to see the DoJ sue all the states putting in these racist voter suppression laws, along with the multiple civil suits. They are unconstitutional. But you can thank Manchin and Sinema for protecting them from congressional action. AdLib an hour ago

PPO I think Rudi will be the first. twilson117 an hour ago

glenn, where’s your petard when you need to hoist someone? pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Murph–I’m hoping we are making some progress here in GA after the RTLB’s assault on democracy. However, we need to get more Dems in state offices to really turn the tide. I think it will take some time; but Biden sure is showing people that Dems want to help and repubs want to hurt. That’s my opinion, anyway. glenn an hour ago

Glenn…thank you…..of course, this is also an effective tactic when one is so often alone in the crowd and is too stubborn not to choose silence and a graceful exist. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad–actually, no, I don’t recognize, but I googled it, and apparently, its glenn an hour ago

Khirad – Just because they may not get a lot of comments, doesn’t mean articles aren’t betting read. I can assure you, they are. AdLib an hour ago

apparently it’s the flag of India? glenn an hour ago

Ad–the second one being the flag of N. Korea? glenn an hour ago

Erdogan is destroying Turkey. Just depends on how bad it has to get for the people to rise against him and if they can overcome the force he’ll use to stay in power. AdLib an hour ago

glenn – You got them both! AdLib an hour ago

Glenn the choke hold on government in GA by the GOP is mirrored here in Mo…..Our state legislature has decided that popular vote on three referenda should be overturned by not funding the actions approved by popular vote…..AND now they are making it very hard to get referendum on the ballot unless it they go through them. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Back at ya, Khirad! AdLib an hour ago

Sorry, I’m missing the relevance of the Indian/NK flags. Are you flying the indian one in sympathy for the epiemic, khirad? pinkpantheroz an hour ago

PPO–I know, right? I can never find the damn thing when I need it! glenn an hour ago

Ad–I got them both because I cheated. Google is my friend! glenn an hour ago

glenn pinkpantheroz an hour ago

TW – Same out here in LA, nearly everyone wears masks everywhere and that’s why infections are so low. Glad it’s like that in MA too but these ignorant red states will reap the whirlwind by this Fall for refusing masks and shots. AdLib an hour ago

Ad…I am looking for DOJ action but what we really need is the bill protecting voter rights that is being blocked by Manchin and Sinema because they prioritize their own reelections over the good the people they represent. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

glenn – But now you’ll remember them and will be among those who know the flags for India and North Korea! AdLib an hour ago

AdLiB not bad for a state with a Republican Gov. Who by the way has not great things to say about Trump** especially when he hijack our shipment of PPE when this thing broke out. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph–Yeah, repubs at the state level are dangerous. Dems need to start waking up and working on getting back the states, because as long as repubs hold state houses, they are going to pass draconian laws, gerrymander, and possibly cheat to stay in power. glenn an hour ago

India……the story of what has turned its so-called early success into a nightmarish pandemic horror is important for the world to know and learn from. We are long way from being done. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Glenn…that is the way I see it. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph–Manchin and Sinema need to be replaced. glenn an hour ago

Murph do know what is to be done with Manchin and Sinema their 15 min of fame should be about over. twilson117 an hour ago

Biden broke immigration and now all those illegal aliens are laying around on welfare and Medicare while stealing 2 jobs! Harleigh an hour ago

Murph – Yep, we have to look to the DoJ instead of Congress to stop this destruction of democracy, thanks to Manchin and Sinema caring most about their cred with RW Repubs over saving our democracy. And over Dems having a majority in Congress again. AdLib an hour ago

The NOT State of the Union…what do we think. How well did Joe do? MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Joe did very well. Harleigh an hour ago

TW, Glenn, Ad…agree with all re. the need to take on those who are standing in the way. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

TW – It still puzzles me why MA, a very liberal state with liberal Senators usually has Repub governors. I know they are more moderate but why have artificial flavors instead of the real thing? AdLib an hour ago

Murph he did just fine. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph–I think Joe did very well; and apparently, Harleigh and I are not the only ones. Didn’t the instant poll say 85% of people approved of Biden’s speech? glenn an hour ago

Murph, seen from here, He did very well. Looking forward, not moaning about the mess he was dropped into, positive vibes all round. Just what the US need right now pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Floating this again, who’s getting arrested first, Giuliani, Gaetz or Trump? AdLib an hour ago

AdLib I know what you mean. I was surprised when I moved here some 40 years ago. But it seems to work. twilson117 an hour ago

I will go with ghouliani Harleigh an hour ago

Ad I already caste my vote for Rudy. twilson117 an hour ago

Manchin and Sinema fail to recognize that they are cutting their own throats politically because if Repubs keep corrupting election laws, they will never be in a position of influence as RW Dems ever again. AdLib an hour ago

I see that people are saying that the GOP must be ruing that they blocked Garland to SCOTUS! Ain’t Karma Kool?! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Ad I think the Southern District of New York have the goods on him. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph, TW, Ad–as far as “need to take on those who are standing in the way”, here’s my dilemma. And, maybe I’m just not active enough, but what the hell is the national Democratic party doing to get out Biden’s message, his poll numbers, and the positivity he is generating in the country? Are they working at the grassroots to help win state houses? I just don’t see or hear much about them, and they should be all over the news. glenn an hour ago

yep Harleigh an hour ago

Biden is proving that his experience is a launching pad for strong leadership……..he needs a strong midterm. The GOP does not want to govern, just obstruct. Drive them from office by demonstrating that. He will not be drawn into a delaying waltz around the dance floor wherein the Dems compromise and the GOP at the end of the evening has left the promenade. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – Biden’s speech was solid and well done. Comparing it to the lies and insanity of Trump SOTUs is mind breaking. AdLib an hour ago

Ad–definitely Giuliani. The question about him is, how long until he flips on the RTLB? Cohen seems to think it’s inevitable, but I’m not so sure. glenn an hour ago

Murph as far as what the National DNC is doing, I wish I could tell you. I agree they should be shouting from the rooftops on what he is doing. twilson117 an hour ago

PPO – I saw a snarky tweet, Mitch McConnell has just notified Chuck Schumer that he now will support a hearing for Garland. AdLib an hour ago

A black pastor I know was SO livid when he talked about Scott of SC who he said is demonstrably an “oreo”, a “good boy”, and a valuable “house n…..” – I could not believe it…… MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

People need to be patient about nailing the crims. It is only 100 days since sanity returned. Let’s not get frustrated. The Law needs to move slowly to ensure charges stick. pinkpantheroz an hour ago

glenn – Sadly, I don’t think anything will change the behavior of Manchin and Sinema because rejecting the Dem party line has given them outsized attention and influence. Sinema is the worst of the two, Manchin has always been like this but Sinema betrayed her promises and voters. AdLib an hour ago

PPO–I know you’re correct about patience; but we are Americans, and we want things done instantly! LOL! glenn an hour ago

glenn, pehaps, but will Rudi remember which lie was which? will he be any use as a source? I don’t think so. He’s too addled! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Ad what hearing is McConnell promising re. Garland? MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Scott is a token negro in the repubeliekkklan party that hates him for being black but can use him like the did Michael Steele Harleigh an hour ago

Ad–I sadly agree with your assessment of Manchin and Sinema. glenn an hour ago

Muprh, Tim Scott’s comments were wrong. But, for the moment I had to step back and compose myself because he’s wrong on a number of levels. So for me, I’ve been pulling together some notes and I’m trying to formulate some words around it. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – It really is so simple. What do Repubs stand for besides cutting taxes on the wealthy and jamming nutjobs in the courts? Neither helps Americans in their daily lives. They stand for nothing but grabbing and keeping power by any means necessary including sedition. AdLib an hour ago

PPO–Those are good questions regarding Rudy. So even his “confession” won’t be taken seriously. It’s like the perjury question. “So, Mr. Guiliani, were you lying then, or are you lying now?” glenn an hour ago

I don’t know if Giuliani goes down before Gaetz. Did you see the leak today from Gaetz’s criminally charged buddy that they both slept with the same 17 year old? How long can that sit around in the public before charges are filed? AdLib an hour ago

I’m so looking forward to the Congresspeople who assisted the invaders of the Capital getting perp walked. Bring it on! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

TW….my pastor friend leads one of the oldest black congregations in Mo. whose roots are the post civil war emancipation of entire communities……his fury was extraordinary…..and justified I thought. The GOP was craven for having the ONLY GOP in ALL of Congress to speak for them by speaking against the interests of his own people. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

PPO–I’m not so sure the congress critters who assisted the Capital invaders will ever be perp walked. Do you know anything that says that will be happening? glenn an hour ago

Murph, AdLiB I don’t know what the Republican party stands for now. Those who are running it have lost their way and all they care about is staying in office, getting big donations for their campaigns twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – Tim Scott is all of those things, so clearly. But it’s best to let people in the black community point that out IMO, they should be the most outraged by his betrayal and their saying it makes it clear that it’s not a racially-influenced opinion. AdLib an hour ago

Twilson–I’m with you. IMO, repubs stand for obstruction, period. glenn an hour ago

TW..that is what the party stands for…I GOT MINE…Robber Barons MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

glenn, no haven’t seen anything, but just have a feeling that a wee surprise is imminent. pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Murph your pastor friend knows good and well what Scott said America is not a racist country was an outright lie, he’s seen the good bad and ugly. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – McConnell isn’t actually saying anything about Garland, it was a joke about how he and other Repubs are probably really regretting not giving him a hearing for SCOTUS now that he’s nailing Giuliani and other high profile Repubs. AdLib an hour ago

Ad…which is why this black pastor of a black community has such a loud voice….usually careful moderated……but in the face of what he regarded as an act of race-betrayal. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Well gents, I’m going to be saying good night. I just can’t stay up late anymore. Damn, it sucks to get old! Nice chatting with you all, as usual. glenn an hour ago

PPO–I hope your “feeling” translates into action! glenn an hour ago

Good night Glenn….keep on keeping on. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

nite glenn Harleigh an hour ago

Glenn you take care. twilson117 an hour ago

Ad…AH….I thought I had missed something……. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

‘Nite all! glenn an hour ago

Ad, Murph, would the rebuttal be seen differently if given by a Hispanic? I’m seeing a little double standard creeping into this. We’re supposed to be ‘colorblind’ ( hate that term) or am I just bein a bit precious? pinkpantheroz an hour ago

g’night glenn. Stay safe pinkpantheroz an hour ago

TW – I think any reasonable person would look at Tim Scott’s BS and betrayal of the black community as needing a response. But as you say, it is so infuriating, one has to consider the best way to respond. AdLib an hour ago

TW…..this highly respect black pastor of a black community has such a loud voice….usually carefully moderated……but in the face of what he clearly regarded as an act of race-betrayal he could not be silent and bide his time. Prophetic rage. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Scotts response has been shredded. He has no cred left now. Harleigh an hour ago

Harleigh – good! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Murph – Tim Scott is like immigrants who are Repub and want to block other immigrants from coming in, it’s as they describe, wanting to pull the ladder up after they climbed it. So selfish and hateful. AdLib an hour ago

well i’m conkin out early too. later guys! Harleigh an hour ago

PPO….I think the idea of color blindness is too often just another cudgel that pounds those who are being being beaten into a politically correct silence. Black Lives Matter has awakened me to this. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Take care Harleigh. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

night, H pinkpantheroz an hour ago

PPO – Good point to challenge the response on Scott as to whether it is racist. I don’t think it is though, it is connected to race but those criticising him would do the same no matter which Repub spewed the lies and propaganda. But since Scott is black and should know far better that claiming racism was aimed at him but at the same time it doesn’t exist, is a total betrayal. AdLib an hour ago

Ad…good comparison….those immigrants who “got theirs” and “made good” are dishonest brokers. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

That makes sense, Ad. ta. pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Murph Ad, What Scott is trying to imply that as a country America isn’t racist. Because how can a “country” be such? That’s what he’s trying to sell. But, he fails to understand a country is made up of it’s people and the people are the ones who set the tone and tenor of it’s organization construct or it’s foundational set of beliefs. So if the foundation is built on separating based on skin color, and discriminating against them because of it, well the country is … twilson117 an hour ago

PPO – That was the most outrageous thing to me, how Scott recounted the racist statements against him then simultaneously claimed America is not a racist country. Just out and out lies and propaganda that hurts people and gives aid and comfort to racists. AdLib an hour ago

Hi Angela! AdLib an hour ago

hey, Ad Angela Bridgman an hour ago

Hey Angela twilson117 an hour ago

Hi, Angela pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Ask anyone in this country…if they really think it isn’t racist…would they like to be black? Would they like to be a minority? Would they like to be treated as minorities are? Angela Bridgman an hour ago

TW…your point is well taken and well made….and I think it is one that SCOTT, if he were a man of integrity, would admit but he has sold his soul and betrayed his own. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

I am so fucking sick of this bullshit, people saying this is not a racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, xenophobic fucking HELL for anyone not straight white male and wealthy. Angela Bridgman an hour ago

I hate to say it, but you wanna know where the shithole country is?? Angela Bridgman an hour ago

TW – But do you see that as a good faith argument by Scott or convenient BS? America was founded with a Constitution that affirmed racism and the definition of black people as 3/5 of a white person. Knowing that, how could anyone honestly claim this country wasn’t founded and continued with racism embedded in it? AdLib an hour ago

Hello Angela…really good question…..would you choose to be black? MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Well said, angela. Scott'[s statement is demonstrably absurd. pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Exactly, Murph. And when they say NO…ask them WHY. Angela Bridgman an hour ago

Ad he believes it to be a good faith argument and he is fooling himself thinking so. twilson117 44 minutes ago

If they are not themselves racist, and thus would not want to be black…then they must know blacks are subjected to racism, and thus would not want to be black. Angela Bridgman 44 minutes ago

Angela – Yep, it is just a dishonest talking point that Repubs use to pander to racists and bigots, who are their core voters. AdLib 44 minutes ago

Sorry, folks, got to go. See you all next week. Hope you enjoy my little article pinkpantheroz 44 minutes ago

Bye, PPO Angela Bridgman 44 minutes ago

Take care PPO twilson117 44 minutes ago

Seriously, I have never understood WHY it is such a hard concept for people: If you would not want that said or done to you…and you would not want to be treated like that….THEN DON’T DO OR SAY THAT TO SOMEONE ELSE…OR TREAT SOMEONE ELSE LIKE THAT!!! Angela Bridgman 43 minutes ago

TW – I think Scott is a very bright man and like other Repubs who are bright, they know better, they know they are contradicting reality and themselves but they see it as more important to pander to the racists that are the core of their base. AdLib 43 minutes ago

Why’s it so difficult? Angela Bridgman 43 minutes ago

Shit…let me tell you what…my brother just got the COVID…. Angela Bridgman 42 minutes ago

My brother and I have not traded a civil word in twenty years… Angela Bridgman 42 minutes ago

I wish him well. Angela Bridgman 42 minutes ago

BUT…were the situation reversed, and it were ME with COVID, I’ll bet everything you have in the bank right now that he would not wish ME well Angela Bridgman 42 minutes ago

Angela – If you take such people as saying what they truly believe, then you have a point. But my POV is that they know this “America isn’t racist” BS is BS. It’s the game of politics to them and as Repubs, they must toe that line. AdLib 41 minutes ago

I mean…WTAF is wrong with Republicans? Why is their thinking so diseased, their feelings and empathy so fucking absent?? Angela Bridgman 41 minutes ago

Scott has risen to the Senate by playing the SC game….for black politicians who want a safe route to power…..play nice with the GOP and they will seize on you as a useful token and promote you….an insurance broker who came to the Charleston Council as a “spokesman for business interests”, went on to the State House and Senate and then was put forth by the GOP for a U.S. Senate seat……. MurphTheSurf3 41 minutes ago

I know. There’s a phrase for that….which I detest hearing….or seeing. I thinnk we all know what that phrase is. Angela Bridgman 40 minutes ago

Ad they have bought into the big lie. twilson117 40 minutes ago

No, they just tell themselves what they want to hear….what is comfortable to them, rather than facing uncomfortable and hard truths. Angela Bridgman 39 minutes ago

Angela – I think it has become very clear that the GOP is now a cult that tells its voters that they are righteous to attack their “enemies” and anything they see as kindness to their “enemies”. Cage babies, infect and kill half a million, mass killings nearly every day, say openly racist and bigoted things, this is the era of “Fuck Everyone Else” for Repubs. AdLib 39 minutes ago

Religion and politics have one thing in common: If done correctly…they should comfort the afflicted…and afflict the comfortable. Angela Bridgman 39 minutes ago

Yep. I have said before, the Republican Motto is: I Got Mine, Fuck You Angela Bridgman 38 minutes ago

Well, friends, my planting will call out to me in the early morn…….need my farmer sleep. Thanks for the great exchange…. MurphTheSurf3 38 minutes ago

seeya, Murph Angela Bridgman 38 minutes ago

Trump was the gasoline on the fire of the “Fuck Everyone Else” Republican mantra that has built up over the decades. AdLib 38 minutes ago

I wish anyone would comment on my latest story though… Angela Bridgman 38 minutes ago

I really hate working on those so hard and then seeing nobody comment Angela Bridgman 38 minutes ago

Scott has achieved a level of status that few get to. No doubt he is a smart and accomplished person. But he has to play the game. I wish I could get into it more, but I’m going to have to leave in a bit. twilson117 37 minutes ago

twilson, you would know it better than most of us. Angela Bridgman 37 minutes ago

Murph take care, we’ll talk some more about Mr. Scott. twilson117 37 minutes ago

I know, though, because I have run for office. Angela Bridgman 37 minutes ago

Angela – Folks do read them but less comment. Though I would recommend folks here to read it and comment on everyone else’s afrticles. AdLib 37 minutes ago

If you ASRE IN FACT LGBTQ and you run for office…you better never once bring the subject up. Angela Bridgman 37 minutes ago

Anyone else running can, but you can’t….and you will be asked to time and again. Angela Bridgman 36 minutes ago

And answering that is a trap. Angela Bridgman 36 minutes ago

Angela there are rules you have play by in order to get things done. I understand that. twilson117 35 minutes ago

TW – Appreciate your perspective on this and I do agree, Scott is playing the game but that’s what is so awful. It is a terrible and destructive game and he contributes to the harm it is doing. AdLib 35 minutes ago

My stock response was – I think you know my position on that issue. Let’s talk about expanding rural broadband and properly funding your kid’s school. Let’s talk about getting some economic activity in our part of the County Angela Bridgman 35 minutes ago

If they pressed…I would say…ok, I’ll make you a deal. Ask me about three issues that have nothing to do with LGBTQ. After that, I’ll speak with you privately about my position on those issues. Angela Bridgman 34 minutes ago

AdLib it is. Politics is a tightrope for anyone who desires to be part of it. twilson117 34 minutes ago

TW – I would ask though, what has Scott gotten done in Congress? Anything other than perpetuating his re-election, like nearly all other Repubs? AdLib 34 minutes ago

Angela – But small minded people always focus on the differences in others because it scares them. AdLib 33 minutes ago

To be fair about it, Dem [oliticians are no better in that regard. Re-election is Job Number One. As they would say…well, I can’t get anything done for you if I am not here…but then, when they are, they never seem to get around to it. Angela Bridgman 33 minutes ago

Ad I couldn’t tell you. But the folks form SC seem to be fine with him. twilson117 33 minutes ago

TW – But I would suggest that there is a huge divide between politicians like Biden who wants to make life better for people and has kept his promises and Scott or Trump or other Repubs who merely use the political stage to further their personal careers, power and wealth. AdLib 32 minutes ago

Look, I am a politician, as you all know, and I will own that for you. Getting elected or re-elected IS the most important thing to us. And you have to have a fairly large ego to put yourself out there for the kind of rectal exam you are gonna get for running for office. Angela Bridgman 32 minutes ago

Well I have to go it’s be great as always. twilson117 32 minutes ago

bye, twilson Angela Bridgman 32 minutes ago

Take care. twilson117 32 minutes ago

Same here, TW! Have a great weekend! AdLib 32 minutes ago

Biden is 78 years old, and has been in politics fifty years. He can now afford to do many of the things he wanted to do for years and couldn’t. Angela Bridgman 31 minutes ago

Angela – The real question is why someone wants to be in politics, right? To improve the lives of others or to grab what they can for themselves. AdLib 30 minutes ago

That is why sometimes you see politicans who are not running again…actually start to buck their own Party on some things. Angela Bridgman 30 minutes ago

Well, I know why I want to be in politics!! Angela Bridgman 30 minutes ago

To make life better for myself, my family, my neighbors, my community. Angela Bridgman 30 minutes ago

I have barely a care for meterial shit in this life. I have made it fifty years without so much of it…who the hell needs it? Angela Bridgman 29 minutes ago

And Biden is finally president with a Dem Congress so he can do many things that will make people’s lives better. I am very impressed though how big he is going. I wouldn’t have predicted it in the midst of the primary. AdLib 29 minutes ago

I need the things that have true value in this life…and those are things no amount of money can ever buy Angela Bridgman 29 minutes ago

Biden certainly has been more progressive than I thought he would be. And the other night, saying what he did about trans people….well, it just did my heart good. Angela Bridgman 28 minutes ago

Anyway, looks like I have come in on the tail end of this again…so…good to see you again, Ad….I guess I am gonna take off Angela Bridgman 28 minutes ago

Angela – I know that about you, you want to be in a position to make people’s lives better. That’s the noble reason to be in politics and there are many who feel the same way. But ,many are also egocentric beasts too who just want the power to be important, powerful and enriched. AdLib 27 minutes ago

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