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

Hey TW! AdLib an hour ago

Hey Ad twilson117 an hour ago

You’ve gotten some comments on your post. AdLib an hour ago

Lot happening twilson117 an hour ago

No kidding! AdLib an hour ago

Texas has ended abortion. Other states following with that and making it illegal to leave the state for abortions or trans surgeries. AdLib an hour ago

I saw Murph’s comment but haven’t been back to check for others, trying to catch up on the latest news about the war. twilson117 an hour ago

By the way thanks for getting it up. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph’s state of MO is passing a bill making it illegal to have an abortion in an ectopic pregnancy which will usually kill the woman. AdLib an hour ago

I know. Russia is just destroying Ukraine, taking over cities and grabbing people off the streets. AdLib an hour ago

Meanwhile, the Ukraine military is taking apart the ground forces of Russia. AdLib an hour ago

I was talking a friend last night and we were discussing the various abortion laws states are passing, and I said to him if the most religious country could pass it and I was referring to Ireland, then why the hell can’t these fools let it go. twilson117 an hour ago

Exactly. Because this isn’t about religious beliefs in the US, it is about autocracy. AdLib an hour ago

I know. It’s a shame. twilson117 an hour ago

The war isn’t going well for Putin in spite of what he and his goons are doing. twilson117 an hour ago

Now he is threatening to nationalize western assets. So he will have a lot of stores with nothing in them, okay go for it Putin. twilson117 an hour ago

Banning and burning books, treating women like cattle, choking off democracy, this is really bad. And FL just passed a law saying schools can’t teach any history that would make any student feel guilt or discomfort. So slavery, civil rights and the Civil War can’t be taught in FL now! AdLib an hour ago

Murph is in the house!! twilson117 an hour ago

The nationalizing of Western assets is self-destructive. What business in their right mind would ever set up shop in Russia again? And good luck to him getting the airline parts he’s going to need for the jets he wants to seize. AdLib an hour ago

Hey Murph! AdLib an hour ago

The Duo Trio are in the house. AdLib an hour ago

Hey Khirad! AdLib an hour ago

Ad DeSantis can pass all the laws he wants, it won’t stop people from reading and talking about the stuff he’s trying to ban, and he has an election coming up so there is always the possibility of him losing. twilson117 an hour ago

Khirad, hello twilson117 an hour ago

I’ve noticed I still don’t have Königsberg. Khirad an hour ago

Greetings…just read through the discussion so far….I see my fair state came in for some flak….well deserved. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

TW – I think it will have an effect but true, since he can’t shut off the internet, he can’t keep all kids from learning the true history of the U.S.. Still, it will leave some kids believing what racists like DeSantis want them to believe. AdLib an hour ago

Let me add that our state legislature has passed a bill requiring official state approved id’s to vote. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Colleges should announce that they will not honor HS diplomas from any FL public school that doesn’t teach the accurate history of the U.S.. AdLib an hour ago

Ad I saw were the head of Disney did and about face and came out with stronger statement on the don’t say gay bill. twilson117 an hour ago

I need a cuppa and cancer stick. Pondering why I can’t make East Prussia great again. Khirad an hour ago

Khirad – I’m trying to find Prussia on a map. AdLib an hour ago

If DeSantis “discomfort rule” is in place can someone say that any teaching that involves the right wing nuts, including Trump, is absolutely nauseating. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph what will an office state id look like? twilson117 an hour ago

TW…the state has an official state id or driver’s license and that is it…no passports for ex. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – The Voter ID suppression is unfortunately kind of expected in MO. But the “Kill or Imprison Women With Ectopic Pregnancies” Bill is just totally fascist and insane. It is murder, straight up. AdLib an hour ago

Ad….and there is another bill that copies the texas “snitch on a woman having an out of state abortion” law…. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph what is the male female ration in your state’s house and senate? twilson117 an hour ago

TW….heavily male but the females are often worse than the males…right wing religionists. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

TW – Yes but way too late for that greedy CEO of Disney to backtrack. He contributed to all the homophobes in the FL legislature that wrote and passed the bill then his first statement was that he was fine with that and would just hope Disney produced more gay friendly entertainment. This turnaround is insincere, he is a terrible person and Disney is awful. AdLib an hour ago

Walt was no friend to the gay community and the organization carries that patina with it. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph so prime for just about anything autorotative propogandist teaching then? twilson117 an hour ago

TW….slam, dunk. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – They should but I am sure that law will scare teachers from saying anything political or historical that doesn’t make the white kids of white Republicans feel great about whiteness. AdLib an hour ago

Ad…undoubtedly but I wonder if a case could be made for the opposite. The GOP-centric curriculum is “very disturbing” to my kid and I want it stopped or him/her excused from the course. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

So what will DeStantis do about 1984, Freiheit 451, Animal Farm, and it Can’t Happen Here? twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – Yes, that’s the one I think that empowers vigilantes to snitch on women who get abortions outside the state, get rewarded and imprison the woman and EVERYONE who supported it including the Uber driver who took her there. Fascism so sick and of course they accuse Dems and wearing masks as proof Dems want a dictatorship. AdLib an hour ago

Ad…..you know them well. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

TW…those books you list…all leftist tomes. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – And the irony is LGBTQ folks make up a big swath of the creatives who work for Disney! AdLib an hour ago

AD…and always did….Walt never seemed to get it. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – Right, good point but what I’m saying is that the Republican run infrastructure in FL will probably throw out complaints of students feeling discomfort unless they are white. AdLib an hour ago

Murph aren’t all books that require you to think leftist tomes? twilson117 an hour ago

DO you think Dems have a shot at winning the Governorship in FL? AdLib an hour ago

Ad….that is what lawsuits are made for. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

TW…that is just what a leftist would think….circular logic at its best/worst. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Walt, like many bigoted business and political leaders, are fine having the people they disdain work for them, “as long as they know their place”. AdLib an hour ago

Florida law has been subverted as it has in many other red states in such a way that the vote will be controlled by the GOP…..from ballot box to accreditation. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – Seems like the 1st Amendment would be front and center on any government attack against a teacher who merely spoke words to teach. We’re back to The Scopes Trial now. AdLib an hour ago

Ad…that we are…but the great guardian of the bill of rights is Scotus and we know what a rats’ nest that has become. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – Did FL pass a law to let Repubs be the heads of election boards? AdLib an hour ago

Ich bin zurück Khirad an hour ago

Democracy is fighting for its life who would have thought? twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – Without SCOTUS to protect rights, it all falls on DoJ and lower courts to act. And the DoJ seems to have its hands full already. AdLib an hour ago

Ad….I do not have all the details but the impression I have is that all of the mechanisms are in their control so that probably includes the boards. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Khirad – Welcome back. Your dreams were your ticket out. AdLib an hour ago

My favorite game is : let’s look up where MTG, Boebert, Catwhorn and and Jim are from. Khirad an hour ago