Vox Populi, our weekly live chat about the week’s events begins tonight at 7:00 pm PDT. Hope to see you then! AdLib 4 hours ago

Apologies, Ad, can be at Vox today – getting COVID tested for Tuesday’s departure. See you WEDnesday. Love to CL. pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

*CAn’t* pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Hey CL! AdLib 2 hours ago

Love to you, PPO!!! choicelady 2 hours ago

Hey Ad – how are you? choicelady 2 hours ago

Very cool that the three of us will be getting together next week! AdLib 2 hours ago

I'[m very excited. I will call you for final arrangements on rendezvousing at the airport. choicelady 2 hours ago

Doing fine, CL. Got my Moderna booster shot today and so far, feeling fine. AdLib 2 hours ago

Sounds good. Did you mention to PPO about meeting us there a little earlier? AdLib 2 hours ago

Wow – that’s excellent. Moderna has a kick for some people and nothing at all for others. No telling. choicelady 2 hours ago

Not yet. I can do. Most likely we will be there around noon “god willing and the creek don’t rise”. choicelady 2 hours ago

My wife took the 2 Pfizers and had flu-like symptoms so I tried her on the Moderna booster today. AdLib 2 hours ago

Usually it’s exactly the reverse. I did react to Pfizer, but Greg’s only reaction was fatigue. Nothing else. choicelady 2 hours ago

My bet is we will be there before noon. I bet a french fry and can pay immediately at lunch. AdLib 2 hours ago

choicelady 2 hours ago

A friend told me today that a whole family he knows, who live in different states, had dizziness after Moderna shots. I think it’s just genetic, one shot or the other may be better or worse based on DNA. AdLib 2 hours ago

I am still fighting my shoulder separation issues, but it’s better. Chiro ‘crunched’ me Wednesday, and I thought I was gonna die. NEVER hurt so much. Then I took ibuprofen, and I’ve been fine since. Until he did it again today. Achy but not actually in pain. choicelady 2 hours ago

Do you know if The House is still in session trying to pass BIF and BBB? AdLib 2 hours ago

So the chiropractor is helping but it hurts right after? AdLib 2 hours ago

Yes. Ms. Nancy doesn’t take hostages. Word from some testimony on 1/6 is that the POINT was to throw the certification out long enough to implement the Eastman plan. Drive Ms. Nancy into hiding so it wouldn’t get done. And then…she came back. Brought them all in. And the RW were shocked as hell at her bravada and furious the plan failed. NEVER underestimate Ms. Nancy. Never. choicelady 2 hours ago

Yes the chiro helps. And depending on the problem, it hurts like crazy or not at all. choicelady 2 hours ago

Add to that the plan to essentially kidnap Pence so he couldn’t preside over the counting of the electoral votes. AdLib 2 hours ago

When the chiro pushed on my shoulder Wed. not only did it hurt a LOT, it sounded awful. It’s as if he’s snapping Legos together. Kind of gross, frankly. choicelady 2 hours ago

Ad – that was part of it, but they thought as long as they got rid of cowardly Nancy, they’d still win. choicelady 2 hours ago

How did you injure your shoulder in the first place? AdLib 2 hours ago

Turns out they don’t know Madam speaker at all. choicelady 2 hours ago

Oh, the shoulder is a “Costco injury”. Packed too much into my reusable carrier bags. Dragged my whole right arm out of whack. choicelady 2 hours ago

The thing is, the dots are all being connected and it is clearly showing the conspiracy that Trump and his allies were in to overthrow the election. A very big question is whether the DoJ would be willing to go as far as they should to prosecute everyone involved in this attempted overthrow of our democracy or if worries about the precedent it would set of an opposing party prosecuting the previous admin for an actual crime, seems too worrisome. AdLib 2 hours ago

I may not make it much longer. This really is starting to hurt. choicelady 2 hours ago

Yes – I’m LOVING the tightening of the net!!! choicelady 2 hours ago

Can you use voice to text on your computer? Many have that feature. AdLib 2 hours ago

I have no doubts about the DOJ. What they’re doing is locking down every step so it cannot be challenged successfully. Did you see that Garland’s “strike force” is suing TX on its voter laws? choicelady 2 hours ago

Check out this link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/use-voice-typing-to-talk-instead-of-type-on-your-pc-fec94565-c4bd-329d-e59a-af033fa5689f AdLib 2 hours ago

My compute doesn’t even have a camera. Old school. choicelady 2 hours ago

I thought you got a new computer? AdLib 2 hours ago

I don’t seem to have a diction tool bar. I do think an upgrade is in order. choicelady 2 hours ago

That’s what I thought. Can’t find it. Will ask Geek Squad to help tommorrow. choicelady 2 hours ago

Tomorrow. choicelady 2 hours ago

Yes, I am so pleased to see the DoJ coming at TX’s voting suppression! Wouldn’t that new head of civil rights at the DoJ be spearheading this? AdLib 2 hours ago

But you do have a new computer? AdLib an hour ago

I would think so and I KNOW her, was on panels with her. Can’t remember her name, but I really like her. choicelady an hour ago

Yes – new a year ago. choicelady an hour ago

Had to look it up so I can remember her name, Kristen Clarke. AdLib an hour ago

So it’s new but has no camera? AdLib an hour ago

Oh, the woman I know who works in the division is Pam Karlan. choicelady an hour ago

Does it have a microphone? AdLib an hour ago

OK – Pam is the ASST. AG of the Civil Rights division. choicelady an hour ago

I knew she had to be there! AdLib an hour ago

Ad – Nope. No microphone. We have a lot of things missing. choicelady an hour ago

Geek squad is on call. I will ask then if I have things I don’t know I have. choicelady an hour ago

That’s really unusual for even an economical computer today not to have a camera and mike. AdLib an hour ago

Hey Khirad! AdLib an hour ago

Just curious, what brand is your computer? AdLib an hour ago

Well, the camera is in the screen which is NOT new. We like it for security issues. We have a Band Aid over Greg’s laptop one. You know us – paranoid. choicelady an hour ago

Hey Khirad!!! choicelady an hour ago

Bye Khirad! choicelady an hour ago

Oh, so if you have a camera, I’m sure you have a microphone. Then you can use voice-to-text to save all that painful typing. AdLib an hour ago

And yes, let the Geek Squad walk you through using voice to text. AdLib an hour ago

I find it very handy when replying on my phone at length to an email, text or on Vox. AdLib an hour ago

We do NOT have a camera.on this CPU. The screen is old. We did not upgrade that. Our CPU is a Dell and problably does work – I just have never done it, so I’ll ask Geek Squad to walk me through. choicelady an hour ago

Hey TW! AdLib an hour ago

Hey TW!!\ choicelady an hour ago

Hello everyone twilson117 an hour ago

Coming a bit late. twilson117 an hour ago

Ad and TW – I will hang in as long as I can, but the arm is really starting to smart. choicelady an hour ago

CL – Oh, so you’re on your other computer right now! Now it makes sense! AdLib an hour ago

TW – Late is always ok! AdLib an hour ago

Yes – Greg is on his w the camera and microphone. This one is probably mike ready, but I just don’t know. choicelady an hour ago

Hey what can I say twilson117 an hour ago

So we doing computer talk? twilson117 an hour ago

Ad is trying to bring me into the 21st C. It’s not going well. choicelady an hour ago

I have a question what does and do you fix a filed to execute script coordinator message twilson117 an hour ago

CL – I get it now. You probably do have a mike input plug though on that so Geek Squad could tell you if that would work with headsets that have a mike,. AdLib an hour ago

Cool!!! choicelady an hour ago

TW – Yep, trying to find a pain-free way of CL Voxing. AdLib an hour ago

CL new computer? twilson117 an hour ago

I have two choices – get the arm fixed or get the voice mike fixed. choicelady an hour ago

TW – You’re the expert on that! But “failed to execute” scripts can be annoying as hell. AdLib an hour ago

Tw – it’s a year old, but I’m several decades in arrears on technology. choicelady an hour ago

CL – Maybe you can get a package deal on fixing both? AdLib an hour ago

I have Geek Squad on speed dial. I’ll ask them. Well to get the camera I’d have to get a new screen, and frankly for security purposes I’m fine NOT having it. choicelady an hour ago

Ad I was a COBOL hack many years ago. But you’re right about that error I can’t figure out how to get rid of it, it comes up everytime the system boots up., twilson117 an hour ago

But the voice stuff would be tres cool. choicelady an hour ago

I have decided all technology is a RW plot against humanity. choicelady an hour ago

So are we going to see the infrastructure and reconciliation bills passed this weekend or next week or do the stonewalling Dems like Sinema and Manchin keep standing in the way with their conservative Dem colleagues in The House. AdLib an hour ago

Cl so much for plug and play twilson117 an hour ago

TW – LOL!!! choicelady an hour ago

I do think it will pass. BBB might not, but infrastucture will. Now I think they can go nuclear on the voting rights because both Manchin and Sinema seem on board with that. choicelady an hour ago

TW – It sounds odd, I don’t know why a script outside of the OS would be running. Is it before Windows starts to boot up or once it starts? AdLib an hour ago

Earlier I saw Nancy on the House floor speaking but keeping with my self-imposed mandated to stay away from watching the news switched channels. twilson117 an hour ago

OK beloved guys – I’m out. Too much pain to do more. Ad I’ll see you soon and will call before then. TW good luck with YOUR tech stuff and have a great week. choicelady an hour ago

CL – But considering Republicans don’t believe in science, maybe not? AdLib an hour ago

Sorry CL! Take care of that shoulder and get that Geek Squad on the job! AdLib an hour ago

The system goes through the process of booting then it shows up. twilson117 an hour ago

They can do infrastructure and even BBB on reconciliation. Don’t need no stinking GOP. There are ways to get this done. I think Nancy and chuck are doing them. GOTTA GO. Hurts too much. choicelady an hour ago

TW – Yep, I have been following more on Twitter but might break down and watch the news to see what’s happening with the vote. AdLib an hour ago

Hey Khirad! AdLib an hour ago

Khirad is in the house twilson117 an hour ago

I was out on the porch looking for JFK Jr what did I miss? Khirad an hour ago

TW – But does the Windows icon show up before or after the issue? AdLib an hour ago

Wait you saw JFK jr. oh man, you need to write about that, was he talking with Elvis?? twilson117 an hour ago

Khirad – JFK Jr. stopped by in a Qnon t-shirt and howled, “Where are the babies? I want to eat the babies!” AdLib an hour ago

Something about bamboo that Hugo Chávez orchestrated Khirad an hour ago

Ad the system goes through the boot up process and this error comes after all that. twilson117 an hour ago

Bamboo and Chavez I think Chavez has Trump’s** 11,780 Georgia votes. twilson117 an hour ago

AdLib an hour ago

We all know the blood libel, and in my 700 pg book on Satanism there have been alot pages on Qanon and Satanic Panic. It’s the JFK Jr stuff that gets me. It’s so random. Khirad an hour ago

I found that Fat Bastard bit racist. [I’m kidding] Khirad an hour ago

TW – But there is the booting up first of the BIOS on your computer followed by Windows booting up, if you check next time if the error comes before or after the Windows screen comes up, it will help locate where the error is. AdLib an hour ago

Ad the message appears after the windows boot twilson117 an hour ago

Khirad an hour ago

Khirad – I was watching a piece on the JFK Jr. stuff and apparently, it is a cult within the Qanon cult that believes in it. The majority of Qanon think it’s even too crazy for them to believe in. And apparently, it is the hyper-religious nuts who believe in it like a religion and nothing can shake their faith in believing JFK Jr. is alive and will be Trump’s 2024 running mate. AdLib an hour ago

TW – That’s helpful. I could suggest one thing then. A reinstall of Windows or installing the new free Windows 11 upgrade could solve that. Before that though, you can check to see which programs are in your Startup and try disabling all but the most important ones. AdLib an hour ago

It justs sits there and when I click on it the message goes away. It’s werid it starting happening a few days ago. Doesn’t seem like it’s impacting anything, But I have notice when I click on my settings icon the setting page not longer comes up. twilson117 an hour ago

As to politics I believe the bill will get through twilson117 an hour ago

TW – I think it is the startup script for an app/program on your computer that got corrupted. If you try reducing the startup programs then turn them back on, trial and error could resolve which program’s startup is causing that. Unless a Windows app has a corrupted file, then reinstalling or upgrading Windows to 11 would solve that. But try disabling programs in your Startup folder first. AdLib an hour ago

Did anyone see Manchin in his Maserati? Optics not the good. Khirad an hour ago

Khirad – that’s such a funny bit from Portlandia! AdLib an hour ago

Khirad – You mean The ManchinRati? AdLib an hour ago

I think you’re on to something. twilson117 an hour ago

Manchin is taking a PR beating just like he deserves but he seems too corrupt and ignorant to care about it as much as he should. If Dems get a 54 Senator majority, he and Manchin will be outcast. AdLib an hour ago

Elisabeth Moss of the Handmaid’s Tale and Mad Men dated Fred Arimisen and said he was weird. I bet he is, but she’s a $cientologist, so… Khirad an hour ago

I mean, Manchin and Sinema will be outcast. Sinema is over now, she will never hold office again. Manchin though, with the ignorance of voters in WV who frequently vote against their own interests, could be fine. AdLib an hour ago

With the yacht, he’s just endearing to West Virginia. Not like the GOP isn’t worse… Khirad an hour ago

You know there are times when politicians provide all the proof we need to realize they are some of the dumbest people on the face of the earth. Manchin and his Masz twilson117 an hour ago

Yes, I saw that comment of hers and yes, anyone in Scientology should not be believed about one damn thing they say. She probably thought he was weird because he didn’t believe aliens flew B-52s. AdLib an hour ago

I’m still toying with drawing Sinema as the senator with no clothes. I fear it would be misogynistic. Khirad an hour ago

DC-9s Khirad an hour ago

Khirad – They say it is “just” a houseboat, not a yacht but they also say it cost $750,000. To the average American who can’t even afford a $500,000 house, it is so Marie Antoinette of him. AdLib an hour ago

Marie Antoinette is more Sinema – with her hairstyles. Khirad an hour ago

TW – So true! The “talent” in becoming a Republican politician (or a would-be one like Manchin and Sinema) has nothing to do with being smart and everything to do with being a good bullshitter. AdLib an hour ago

Well, bullshitting is pretty much every pol, too. Khirad an hour ago

Well when the country was set up the Senate was supposed to be for the wealthy land owners. twilson117 an hour ago

Khirad – I think Sinema is more like a chocolate Easter bunny, looking so sparkly on the outside in her gaudy wrapping, thin skinned and hollow inside. AdLib an hour ago

Save that for later AdLib. That’s perfect. Khirad an hour ago

Khirad – Thanks, you’re right, DC-9s are the preferred space ships of aliens in the employ of Xenu. AdLib an hour ago

I always hated chocolate Easter bunnies. twilson117 an hour ago

I remember the good ol Teabaggers who wanted to repeal the direct election of Senators. I never got an explanation. Khirad an hour ago

Khirad – Using words to move people towards positions is exactly what a politician needs to be able to do but for Repubs, it’s all about conning people with BS. AdLib an hour ago

AdLib, I did a deep dive on $cientology a couple years ago. I know more than I want to. It’s a cult and a racket Khirad an hour ago

Thanks Khirad, will do. AdLib an hour ago

Khirad, I think all religions are to a point. twilson117 an hour ago

Khirad – Aside from messing up the alien’s preferred WW II aircrafts, I know a great deal about scientology too and had to deal with friends who got sucked into it. It is a destructive and dangerous cult. AdLib an hour ago

I still argue that propaganda isn’t bad. I thought it was interesting that Hitler saw the WWI propaganda painting the Entente as bumbling fools as being unrealistic. Good propaganda has to have some truth. Yes, I just quoted Hitler… Khirad an hour ago

TW – No argument here but some cults, like Scientology, are aggressively greedy and oppressive. They magnify the extremism of extreme mainstream religion. AdLib an hour ago

Can we not talk about $cientology? Xenu help me I can go off. Let’s leave it. Khirad an hour ago

If either you get Amazon prime there is a good series called The Man In The High Castle which has the premise Germany and Japan won WWII twilson117 an hour ago

Ad I agree about Scientology being aggressive. twilson117 an hour ago

I watch this guy that plays a WWII game, but refigures different nations and lets the AI go off. It’s hilarious. Khirad an hour ago

Khirad – I don’t agree with Hitler (surprisingly). Effective propaganda used to work better by having a grain of truth but what we see today is that being totally devoid or truth and reason has no negative impact on propaganda aimed at the radical right. All that propaganda needs, as with Youngkin winning in VA, is the exploitation of racial fears. CRT isn’t taught in public schools there but by beating that drum, that was without a grain of truth, and wrapping it in “Parents Rights”, he convinced enough morons to vote him in. AdLib an hour ago

Khirad – My engrams are telling me that we can stop talking about scamintology. AdLib 43 minutes ago

Well, I was also unpopular pointing out Hitler didn’t have bone spurs and wrote a book. Khirad 43 minutes ago

Thetans… Khirad 43 minutes ago

Ad I think from an overall historical view fear was the most effective weapon a ruler had in their pocket. Always using it to stir up the people to hate those who weren’t part of your tribe or related to your tribe. twilson117 43 minutes ago

TW – I watched a lot of The Man in the High Castle, even titled an article close to that to make that point, it is a clever concept, properly credited to one if the best Sci Fi writers of all time, Phillip K. Dick. AdLib 42 minutes ago

Whenever I bring up Satanism and such, believe me, I know a cult when I see it. It’s not a cult, though occult. Khirad 42 minutes ago

Khirad – Maybe there’s a book pitch for “How Hitler Was Better Than Trump”. How could anyone not find something to be outraged by in that? AdLib 41 minutes ago

Ad I got sucked into because I saw a lot of similiarity to what is happening today. However I have yet to finish it all will like start back watching it as it keeps nagging at me to finish. twilson117 40 minutes ago

Khirad – Thetans are assholes but they make a mean s’more over volcanos. AdLib 40 minutes ago

Yes, pointing out Hitler at least was a decorated war hero never went well. Khirad 39 minutes ago

When I was a young adult, my dad had me read the Tripod series. Anyone know it? Khirad 38 minutes ago

But his Generals didn’t think much of him. Several tried to blow him up. twilson117 38 minutes ago

TW – You’re so right. Fear and hate are both very linked in politics and society. Begin with fear to break down the independent thinking of the masses then the only independent thinkers left, the leaders, can easily manipulate the fearful masses to hate who they point at as the perpetrators of those fears. AdLib 38 minutes ago

Khirad – Good one! AdLib 38 minutes ago

Ad exactly. While I didn’t watch or pay attention to the VA election, it was fear that won it for the Repubs. twilson117 37 minutes ago

Okay, let’s not do the Itlerhay thing. It’s overplayed. Like, I was just watching a six hour thing on Turkey – and no ancient aliens! Khirad 37 minutes ago

TW – Like Handmaid’s Tale, The Man in the High Tower is so upsetting because there doesn’t seem a way for the oppressed to stop or escape their oppressors long term. AdLib 36 minutes ago

Khirad – And Hitler was able to hold a water glass in one hand. AdLib 36 minutes ago

Ad I saw a brief interview with a man who was opposing CRT admit he didn’t know much about it but was against it. twilson117 35 minutes ago

I do like reading Lenin and Goebbels and Machiavelli… they’re kinda brilliant in the worst way. Khirad 35 minutes ago

Khirad – I didn’t read The Tripods but was aware of it. AdLib 35 minutes ago

I recommend the tripods. It’s not at all political science fiction. Khirad 34 minutes ago

TW – Hopefully, Trump’s “generals” will try to blow him up in the 1/6 committee and in prosecutions. AdLib 34 minutes ago

Michael Flynn, some of these lawyers, Ben Carson. How can you be so stupid? Khirad 33 minutes ago

TW – That’s all the GOP has left. Instilling fear to manipulate their ignorant base. Killer caravans at the border! They’re going to take away your guns! Covid mandates are leading to concentration camps! Dems are pedophile baby eaters who want to eat your babies! And of course, non-white people are stealing your superiority and entitlement to power! Fear first, hate second, mindless obedience all the time. AdLib 31 minutes ago

Khirad – Wait…are you saying Xenu sent Hitler to Earth! My mind is blown! AdLib 30 minutes ago

Ad I agree. I have to say it’s exhausting. twilson117 29 minutes ago

I’m about out. I’m still working on an article. Also, AdLib, when I upload redundant images, please clear the unused one. I’m gonna trot and ski and avoid ice picks. Khirad 28 minutes ago

TW – I think I saw that same clip and it cleverly showed just how mindless these Repubs are. The GOP could make up anything as with CRT and say, “Avocado toast turns you into zombies, that’s why Dems want you to eat it!” And that would be good enough for these morons. AdLib 28 minutes ago

Seeya Khirad! AdLib 28 minutes ago

Take care Khirad twilson117 27 minutes ago

Ad It’s mind numbing at times. These are grown ass people and they won’t do the necessary work to check things out. It only takes a minute to verify things. twilson117 26 minutes ago

I am so frustrated with the swamp our country has been driven into and can’t get out of. I would kind of like very aggressive, pro-democracy, anti-propaganda Dems in power who wouldn’t be so damn worried about the sensitivities of the public in rooting out all the political disease embedded in our nation. I like Biden but he isn’t that guy or woman. AdLib 25 minutes ago

TW – The thing is, this isn’t accidental. The takeover of our democracy has been a long term mission by the truly evil people of wealth on the right. They want to dominate the country, oppress the 99% and steal all they can from the country and its people as they can. The plan is continuing to advance and fighting it needs a far more aggressive approach than Dems are using right now. AdLib 23 minutes ago

I mean, Dems are letting Manchin and Sinema use saving the filibuster as an excuse for letting our democracy be destroyed in 2024. This is crazy, we can see the train coming down the tracks to destroy our freedom and democracy and they can’t come together to drag the country out of the way. AdLib 21 minutes ago

You know, for some reason I believe people should be able to support what they are talking about. Take the time to do a little research and question what they read and hear. I know there are times when we all take some things at face value. But, when it comes to statements around topics like CRT, election fraud, immigration and my favorite religion, well it requires thought and reasoning. twilson117 20 minutes ago

TW – Because you are a thoughtful, educated person to whom truth matters. But these Trumpers, their elevators just aren’t built to reach that floor. They can only manage the thought process to look at politics as they do sports teams. They love theirs, they hate their team’s opponents. And they are willing to take on faith any attack on their enemies because it affirms that simplistic, tribal and conformist mindset they have. AdLib 15 minutes ago

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