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 TW! AdLib 2 hours ago

Hey AdLib I’m a bit early but wanted to say thanks for posting my article and taking the time to read and comment. twilson117 2 hours ago

Absolutely, my friend. It was such a thoughtful and well written piece, thanks for writing it! AdLib 2 hours ago

The Trump overthrow of the election seems to be really getting fleshed out now. AdLib 2 hours ago

Yes it is. Now it’s a matter of what the committee is going to do with everything they have. twilson117 an hour ago

I am looking forward to the public hearings, I think t satrt next month. AdLib an hour ago

The memo that was released about seizing the voting equipment has got to hurt. twilson117 an hour ago

I will for sure have the TV on. twilson117 an hour ago

Evening all! choicelady an hour ago

That was talked about last year so it’s not really news in that sense but to have it documented is a bit remarkable. AdLib an hour ago

Hey CL how are you. twilson117 an hour ago

Hi CL! AdLib an hour ago

Hi Tw- find, thanks. How are YOU? choicelady an hour ago

Hey Ad! choicelady an hour ago

I’m fine got through the booster ok and now feel comfortable in knowing just waiting for wife to get hers. twilson117 an hour ago

So we lost big on voting rights but the 1/6 committee got the Trump WH docs. Not a wash but it’s something. AdLib an hour ago

I come bearing missives from PPO. He hopes to rejoin us soon, but he has taken up the important responsibility of helping kids, some with disabilities, in their local regatta. That’s where he is today (its being Saturday already, down under.) He sends everyone his best. choicelady an hour ago

Yeah the voting rights bill went down, but I feel there will be some level of rebound. Don’t know what it will be but, I’m thinking it will make folks more determined to show up regardless of the repugs put in front of them. twilson117 an hour ago

Do we think Trump will be indicted now? Clearly, he led the insurrection, phony elector slates, cheering on the attack on the Capitol and not sending in help, having memos drafted to seize voting machines and ballots and delay until February? Come on, this is treason. AdLib an hour ago

CL – How cool of PPO! But he is missed. AdLib an hour ago

He is on an ice sheet and crapping in his pants because he hears the ice cracking all around him. twilson117 an hour ago

Ad – PPO misses us but is working out how to fill the hours without Fergie. This is a way. choicelady an hour ago

Hey CL that’s great news about PPO thanks for sharing. twilson117 an hour ago

CL let him know we’re thinking of him. twilson117 an hour ago

I read yesterday Sheldon Whitehouse’s recipe for advancing voting rights INTACT. He is recommending they go back to what happened in 1965. There IS a process w the filibuster to let every Senator speak and then – it’s done. It cannot be stopped. Amendments cannot be added. and then they vote. It takes days, weeks, but it GETS DONE. I think that’s where we are. choicelady an hour ago

TW – Not to mention the GA investigation, the NY cases, I can see all of these falling in on Trump this year. AdLib an hour ago

Ad and TW – I will let PPO know. He will be back soon, after the regatta for kids is over. I gather it’s a Big Deal and lasts several weekends. So soon but maybe not immediately. choicelady an hour ago

CL – He needs to do whatever he needs to do to get through this difficult period. AdLib an hour ago

Ad – that’s what i said to him. Filling that emptiness is so very hard. choicelady an hour ago

TW – I know Moscow Mitch’s proclaimation that African Americans are turning out like Americans are, has whipped up the Dem base. AdLib an hour ago

Well, here we are. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

To recap – there ARE ways to deal w the filibuster, and I think they will take them up. choicelady an hour ago

I agree PPO should do what makes him feel good. It’s going to take time. twilson117 an hour ago

Oh, yeahhhh – Twitter is on FIRE choicelady an hour ago

Hey Murph twilson117 an hour ago

MURPH!!! choicelady an hour ago

Ad good ole Mitch, you know the last I checked I was almost sure I was American. twilson117 an hour ago

CL – But can that be done in The Senate without a vote? AdLib an hour ago

PPO sends his best, Murph – he’s helping with a kids’ regatta. He’s trying to find ways to deal with the Great Quiet of his house. This is one. choicelady an hour ago

The Missouri State Legislature has now taken up legislation that will disenfranchise black and hispanic citizens here who live in the three significant urban areas while making it much easier for those living in rural areas to get ballots by mail. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Hey Murph! AdLib an hour ago

It is all part of the plan to give the appearance that the nation has been swept up in a tidal wave of GOP support….. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

The way Whitehouse explained it, the debate goes on, 2 speeches per Senator (OMG) then it’s over. It’s done, Majority vote. It’s like the Clorox for Filibusters – breaks up the mildew and lets us get on with things. It is EXACTLY what happened in 1965. choicelady an hour ago

Murph – watch this space in MO: You will be a target for the DOJ or other lawsuits against these discriminatory laws. choicelady an hour ago

TW – Moscow Mitch tried to explain it away but then another quote of him bragging that “his party” is proud of having so much white people. He is a racist SOB. AdLib an hour ago

CL – how does the procedure you describe to bring forward the voting rights bill in the Senate set aside the rule that 60 members of the Senate must ok a bill moving forward that is not governed by exemptatory rules. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Well good ole Mortimer Mitch just can’t help himself. twilson117 an hour ago

I loved Biden’s question – what are the Republicans FOR? Joni couldn’t answer. She just named categories not what they’re FOR in those categories. choicelady an hour ago

CL they have nothing but obstruction squared. twilson117 an hour ago

They are running the 60 votes with the “talking filibuster”. The rules say once that is done, the vote requirement is back to simple majority. choicelady an hour ago

Murph – The 2nd Confederacy is here, fascism is spreading quickly state by state. AdLib an hour ago

TW – that is all they’re about. The party of NO. choicelady an hour ago

A set aside note…..A physician at Mercy Hospital in Washington Mo. is now in critical condition and being vented for COViD AND it has just been revealed that he did not get either immunization or the booster. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – that’s appalling. What is WRONG with people? choicelady an hour ago

Murph – I see it another way. Republicanism stands for nothing now but grabbing power. That is all they are focused on now and doing it in a way that’s cruel and racist which energizes their deranged base. AdLib an hour ago

CL….you are the duchess of doctrine…..I bow to your superior knowledge. Where can I find this rule in the Senate Rules of Procedure. Do you know? MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph it makes no sense for those in the medical profession to be so against being vaccinated. It’s just not logical. twilson117 an hour ago

CL – But my question is, doesn’t it require a vote to proceed as Whitehouse describes? AdLib an hour ago

LOL! Murph – I’m not the one who did this on the filibuster. It was the amazing Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse from RI. Only claim I have is I once lived in RI. That’s it. I “read good” though. He knows his stuff, does Sheldon. I am cautionsly optimistic we’re going to run the room on the GOP. choicelady an hour ago

There is legislation being proposed in our state senate to RESTORE THE STARS AND BARS TO SETTINGS WHERE SUCH DISPLAY IS IN KEEPING WITH STATE HISTORY AND TRADITION. WHo would have thought that this is How the South will Rise Again. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – as a Daughter of Missouri, can I wade in with them and object? Grandpa was Albany, Gentry County born and raised. I oughtta have a say, right? choicelady an hour ago

Murph and I’m guessing they deathly afraid of CRT being taught to their children. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – Just insane, how could a doctor who’s seen the madness in hospitals not get vaccinated. He was willing to die for his ignorance, so be it. AdLib an hour ago

TW- CRT being a LAW school course, I think we need ot keep saying that. choicelady an hour ago