Vox Populi, our weekly live chat about the week’s events begins tonight at 7:00pm PDT. Hope to see you then! AdLib 2 hours ago

Hey Khirad! AdLib 2 hours ago

I’m like Odin with literally one eye open. … But still, does somebody have a number for Psaki? Khirad 2 hours ago

Psaki is Number 1. AdLib 2 hours ago

The soulless gingerless minions.. Khirad 2 hours ago

The GOP could change their mascot to a minion. AdLib 2 hours ago

Again, I’m on one lens and I’m blind so bear with me, I’m gonna have a cancer stick and a cuppa chai Khirad 2 hours ago

Hey PPO! AdLib 2 hours ago

Ok Khirad! AdLib 2 hours ago

Hi, Ad. Just dropped in for a sec to comment on the remembrence. Thank you all so much. pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Absolutely, PPO. AdLib 2 hours ago

We love you, PPO. Talk soon. choicelady 2 hours ago

Hey CL! AdLib 2 hours ago

Hi Ad. We should know that Paddy Moloney, one of the founders of the Chieftans, a wonderful Irish music group, also died this week. I think PPO knew him. This is just a bridge too far I believe. Not fair at all. choicelady 2 hours ago

That’s terrible to hear. Nope, death has no concept of the word, “fair”. AdLib 2 hours ago

I’m gonna do my best to read. Khirad 2 hours ago

Nope. While death has not been a stranger to my life when younger, it gets more “dense” as I get older. Hard to unpack one’s feelings. choicelady 2 hours ago

Thanks Khirad, sorry you’re dealing with this. AdLib 2 hours ago

Anyone heard about Austria? Khirad an hour ago

CL – Yes, and perhaps the frequency and nearing of it does that. AdLib an hour ago

Khirad – The calls for resignation in Austria? AdLib an hour ago

Hi Khirad. Yes please. Ad did a beautiful tribute to Fergie. What’s afflicting your eyes? I empathize since I have macular degeneration AND cataracts. This is horrid to hear about you. choicelady an hour ago

Hey TW! AdLib an hour ago

Hi TW! choicelady an hour ago

Anycase that whole right wing thing in Europe is taking a left turn Khirad an hour ago

Hello everyone!! twilson117 an hour ago

My right lens fell out and I have no backup. My frame just fell apart. Khirad an hour ago

Khirad – YIKES. I’m sorry. That sucks. choicelady an hour ago

Hey folks what am I missing with PPO? twilson117 an hour ago

Luckily, the eyes are not a part of the body and don’t fall in Kyrsten’s fine ass body of concerns Khirad an hour ago

Khirad – So you have a monacle? Like Mr. Peanut? It’s classy! AdLib an hour ago

I’m doing a monacle or getting a patch like that super dude. Khirad an hour ago

TW – Fergie passed away this week. There’s a post you can add a comment to. AdLib an hour ago

At least I’m left eyed. Khirad an hour ago

TW – PPO’s wife, Fergie, died this week. Then Paddy Moloney, founder of the Chieftans also died, and I gather PPO knew him. Too much. Too hard. choicelady an hour ago

I played with Paddy and have a picture of him wit me Khirad an hour ago

I’m so sorry to hear that. Ad please let me know where the post is. twilson117 an hour ago

So, is the SCOTUS going to follow the 5th Circuit and twist themselves into a pretzel to allow the Texas anti-abortion/mob rule stay in effect? AdLib an hour ago

Khirad – I hope you can get new specs soon. I have surgery in March that should help but am on eye injections every six weeks. Without them I’d be blind, but let’s just admit it’s not my fave thing. choicelady an hour ago

Ad – there is no longer any telling w SCOTUS. choicelady an hour ago

TW – You can find it on the Home page under Faetured Posts. AdLib an hour ago

One of my dear friends from FB died. It was like I talked to her a week before. Oy. I know I’m only 41 but… Khirad an hour ago

Ad ok I will add my thoughts. twilson117 an hour ago

Khirad – i started losing beloved friends in my 40s. It doesn’t make it easier as I get older. choicelady an hour ago

I never even got to meet BITO – … Khirad an hour ago

CL – I’ve never seen multiple members of SCOTUS howl about being called political…just before they speak to a Republican crowd at a Republican event. AdLib an hour ago

Khirac – I adored Bito – we shared a powerful alliance in both having picketed during the Eastern Airlines mess c. 1989. I wore my “strike shirt” when he passed. I miss him still. choicelady an hour ago

Khirad – Fergie faithfully posted in the music thread, she posted just three weeks before PPO shared the terrible news. It’s surreal. AdLib an hour ago

I’m just trying so hard not to be political… just trying to chill out. I’ll write about it later, as when I write about Germany… no hyperbole Khirad an hour ago

CL seems the SC doesn’t like the being pulled into the polticial area when they make political decisions. twilson117 an hour ago

Ad – have you ever had a picture of PPO and Fergie? I have zero clue what they looked like. choicelady an hour ago

Some prefer to be anon. I’m most open. Khirad an hour ago

Khirad – it’s so damned difficult these days to tangle with key issues and NOT be political. choicelady an hour ago

And there was KQuark, the brilliant scientist and co-founder of The Planet who passed away as well. He put together a very popular graphic. I will post it in a sec. AdLib an hour ago

I got banned again on FB for nothing. I was bemused. Khirad an hour ago

Ad – KQ is who brought me here from Huffington when they lost their damned minds. He was wonderful. A man among men. I miss him as well. choicelady an hour ago

KQuark – I still have a few of his songs. I liked his songs. Khirad an hour ago

Check this out from KQuark, from 2012. “Periodic Table of Dangerous Elements”:

AdLib an hour ago

Yes! Khirad an hour ago

Khirad – I will ALWAYS treasure your wonderful travelogue about your trip to DC. You went places most of us don’t even know exists. choicelady an hour ago

Oh Ad! I had forgotten KQuark’s Periodic Table!!!! choicelady an hour ago

Does the DC still exist, because, I destroyed the computer. Khirad an hour ago

CL – No, I don’t have photos of PPO or Fergie. I will ask PPO if he would want to share some. AdLib an hour ago

KQ called what the fuck is the Brazilian’s name? He’s a fucktard to this day. Khirad an hour ago

Ad – if you have Khirad’s trek to DC, I’d love a repost. Now I have family there, the incentive to be better informed is very high. choicelady an hour ago

Khirad – I say this knowing many wonderful people are on Facebook. Facebook is evil. AdLib an hour ago

We know FB is evil and I love getting banned. Khirad an hour ago

I ‘ve tried my best to get people to come here to just read my posts… to no avail. Khirad an hour ago

Ad – I couldn’t access my old Facebook but started a new post a few weeks ago with ONLY my dearest family and friends. I’m not accepting anyone else. Pretty sure I got banned, but I do like following my family. choicelady an hour ago

CL – Yes, KQ was like everyone here, a unique and remarkable person. He campaigned so hard, here and around the web, for the ACA. He needed heart surgery badly and when it passed, it saved his life and gave him more time. AdLib an hour ago

Ad – I worked my ass off for ACA in no small part for KQ. I was delighted when he got the surgery – made every effort worth it. choicelady an hour ago

Just tell me … his whole table still works… Khirad an hour ago

CL – Yes, KQ’s table was one of the most looked at posts at The Planet and people have kept discovering it year after year. Some of the players may not be on the political stage but it remains a brilliant work. AdLib an hour ago

KH – yes it does. A few “elements” are dead (no loss) but most are still exactly as he wrote them/. choicelady an hour ago

ACA sucks, I don’t have to pay 2,000 for a spider bite and have a doctor I LOVE. Khirad an hour ago

Khirad – it SUCKS but you are using it ok? I’m confused. choicelady an hour ago

The Middle Class … no offense – but fuck that. Working poor. Khirad an hour ago

Here’s one of Khirad’s posts on his DC Trip: https://planetpov.com/2010/12/06/mid-atlantic-trip-part-9-dc-at-the-museum/ AdLib an hour ago