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 PPO! AdLib an hour ago

You figured out our time travel scheme here in the US. AdLib an hour ago

yes, Ad, glad to be here. pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Have you healed up from your injury? AdLib an hour ago

And are the regattas completed or continuing? AdLib an hour ago

last one next week. yes, face is back to clark Gable proportions! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Frankly it’s Scarlet? AdLib an hour ago

Hey TW! AdLib an hour ago

Good evening everyone! twilson117 an hour ago

Hi, TW pinkpantheroz an hour ago

So can we sue for false advertising when we see “Justice” Clarence Thomas in the future? AdLib an hour ago

I’m sitting in the Race control tower at my club, so I may have to dash away now and again pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Multitasking like a pro, PPO. AdLib an hour ago

Hey Murph! AdLib an hour ago

Greetings fellow Voxers! MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

And here we are the end of another week of total idiocy presented to us by the GOP aka Putin Bad of Useful Idiots. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph how are you!!! twilson117 an hour ago

murph! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

TW…..and PPO and Ad….Howdy doody! MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

So folks what are the odds that the VP will break the tie on KBJ? twilson117 an hour ago

TW – We have Thomas exposed as being a self-serving, crooked SCOTUS judge, RW Senators using well worn racist memes of criminality to smear the first African American SCOTUS nominee and Trump still not being prosecuted. AdLib an hour ago

How am I…the Mo Senate passed a redistricting bill that DID NOT REDUCE the number of Democratic Leaning Districts and thus did not increase the number of GOP leaning. That still leaves a 6-2 split but the right wingers were pushing for a 6-1. AND, they voted to limit the powers of the Sec. of State to control the electoral calendar. That is what I was working on last week. A small, very small really, victory of sorts. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad sounds like the end of another fruitful week for the Repugs. twilson117 an hour ago

TW – I think KBJ is a shoe in, whether one or two Repubs join in or stay with the KKKaucus, they won’t stop her joining the court. Now…maybe we can get one more pick for Biden to repmace Thomas? AdLib an hour ago

replace AdLib an hour ago

Thomas needs to go, otherwise the Supreme Court is totally compromised pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Murph – That is a win in any case, it’s all relative and in MO, that was likely the best win that could be had on redistricting. AdLib an hour ago

Murph in today’s environment small victories like that are still a major accomplishment. twilson117 an hour ago

TW – The whole facade oif the GOP is in tatters, how can they even be competitive in polls anymore. All they do is lie, cheat, steal and oppress. How is that a winning platform for the indies who decide elections? AdLib an hour ago

PPO makes me wonder if he was really in the hospital for flu like symptoms or just trying to get away from wife and drum up some sympathy twilson117 an hour ago

Ad it’s the fickle finger fat Trump** at work. twilson117 an hour ago

PPO – It bothers me that many Dems are just asking that Thomas recuses himself from 1/6 related cases. HE VOTED TO HIDE HIS WIFE’S SEDITIONIST TEXTS! You shouldn’t get to continue being an alleged “justice” after that. He is as corrupt as he appeared when he was first accused by Anita Hill. AdLib an hour ago

Now we are pushing back on efforts by the state legislature to reduce support for pre-natal care for mothers/babies, medicaid services for new borns and mothers and the food support program. Having eliminate abortion as a viable option they are making it clear that they are just anti-abortion (for completely political reasons) and not pro life. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Impeach Thomas? MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

TW – Thomas could have faked an illness to avoid the spotlight after the texts were released but I bet he was really ill. He could’ve just hidden from public view as he always has without going to the hospital. He’s out now but no one sees him. AdLib an hour ago

Ad there you go spoiling my dream. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – The bigger picture seems that they want to keep minorities poor and under their thumb by forcing them to have babies and be impoverished due to it. AdLib an hour ago

Murph why not?? twilson117 an hour ago

How can the GOP get away with it? Feed a fervent base with the lies they crave that justifies their anger, hatred, fear and anxiety and they well support them until doomsday. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

TW…well with the GOP poised to retake the House and Senate….? MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad….yes, that is the agenda at work as well….kept poor, sick and hopeless they are unlikely to rise up either as mob or movement. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – I don’t know. The GOP has already shown that they don’t give a flying fig about the integrity of our democracy, they only vote to seek more power or block the power of the majority. Would impeachment of Thomas, which will be doomed to failure from the start be wirth the investment of focus and political capital by the Dems? Seeing most are calling just for Thomas to recuse himself, I think they’ve already decided that it’s not beneficial politically to try and impeach him. But he should be impeached and thrown in the garbage bin of history. Instead, maybe Dems could put momentum behind enlarging the SCOTUS to 13 to take away Thomas’ power, along with the rest of the Christo-fascists on the SCOTUS. AdLib an hour ago

Murph I have to agree this election cycle looks bleak. twilson117 an hour ago

Ad…I agree with your assessment of an impeachment option. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

TW…yes, bleak….and I think that that barring a miracle or a revolution this will be our last competitive election for a long while. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad I don’t know if the country would be in the mood for an impeachment trial of a SJC. Not saying he shouldn’t but don’t know if it would fly. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – But history shows these fascist movements hit a peak then recede in popularity. They only have so much time until the majority of Americans have had enough and turn on them. AdLib an hour ago

Ad, but fascist autocracy makes majority action null and void by disenfranchising, imprisoning, deporting or killing the dissidents. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Look to Russia to see where we could be heading. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

It would make a lot of sense for Congress to pass a bill to put standards in for the SJC which they have the right to do. twilson117 an hour ago

TW…such a bill would be killed in the Senate….it is insane that such a standard was ever permitted in t he first place. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph I think Putin is constantly looking over his shoulder checking to see anyone besides his security team is following. twilson117 an hour ago

TW…the price of being a dictator is constant vigilance…agreed but one can be vigilant for a long time if one has the re sources to do so. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph, perhaps it will but it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t move on it. And if they kill it, it provides more evidence they are for corruption up and down the political spectrum. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – I am very concerned about this but the recent poll I saw on the election in Nov between generic Dems and Repubs still isn’t favoring Repubs. They’ve either leaned Dem or are neck and neck. With the 1/6 hearings blowing up Trump and his cronies as proven traitors to our democracy, more indictments likely and inflation hopefully receding by Nov, Dems could keep control of Congress and hopefully, have a net gain of at least 2 seats. If so, that will change everything, the filibuster can be killed, voting rights put in place and the SCOTUS enlarged. None of those will be automatic but much more possible than today with the Manchin/Sinema backstabbing. AdLib an hour ago

TW – Agreed, I think Dems know that too, just too much madness going on in the US and world right now to add a SCOTUS impeachment on top. All I’m hearing from Dem pols is for Thomas to recuse and rarer, for him to voluntarily resign. No talk of impeachment from Dem pols. AdLib an hour ago

Ad…yours is the best scenario…..one can hope…but Dems have managed to under-perform far more than meet expectations and only very rarely exceeding them. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

sorry guys n gals, got to go See you next week! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Murph, I agree having the resources is a major thing, but let’s not forget the Roman empires were taken out by their Pterion Guard after being paid by someone with enough money to make it worth it to them. twilson117 an hour ago

Take care PPO twilson117 an hour ago

TWO HOUSEKEEPING ITEMS: First, Choicelady had her eye surgery but it did not go as well as expected, she has been having a rough recovery and can’t be here tonight. I hope she knows we’re sending her all our best thoughts! AdLib an hour ago

I agree with you both re. impeachment….it is not as if the risk would worth it considering how off kilter the court is now. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

SECOND HOUSEKEEPING NOTE: PPO is going to be traveling to SFO in July and I thought…is there any interest in having a PlanetPOV meetup in July in San Francisco? AdLib an hour ago

Ad thanks for the update give her my best. twilson117 an hour ago

Ad…..so sorry to hear about choice lady…..please give her my highest regards. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad I would love to but our Granddaughter is scheduled to come out this summer. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – True, if we can’t prevent this fascist overthrow of our democracy, it will be very hard to get out from under it no matter how many elections we have. We have one last chance to stop it this Nov. AdLib 44 minutes ago

Also after her visit I need to go home to Syracuse it’s past time for me to mend things with my dad. twilson117 44 minutes ago

Murph – I have no doubt that if Trump was re-elected, the tyranny Russians are living under now would be a template for what America would look like. AdLib 43 minutes ago

Ad…I would love to meet up but it is just not possible MurphTheSurf3 42 minutes ago

TW…there is nothing so noble as the effort to heal familial wounds. MurphTheSurf3 42 minutes ago

Ad and Murph Trump’s** election has done serious damage to the democracy. twilson117 41 minutes ago

TW – Yep, if only the Dems could gain a net of two Senate seats in Nov, a SCOTUS reform bill should be passed to enlarge the court, install ethics rules, limit lifetime terms and have a way to take action against them for violating rules short of impeachment. AdLib 41 minutes ago

Ad…I could seriously see a secessionist movement develop…..imagine the NE and the California, Washington corridor as part of Canada. MurphTheSurf3 40 minutes ago

Murph I wouldn’t go calling me noble yet Father and son relationship have their issues. twilson117 40 minutes ago

Murph – I know, Dems really underperformed in Congress in 2020. Had we gotten two of the seats we should’ve gotten, the world would be a very different place now. AdLib 40 minutes ago

TW – I will send your thoughts along to CL. AdLib 39 minutes ago

Ad…that agenda would be a fabulous one and because of that I see the GOP pulling out every dirty trick, and going to the mattresses for funding. MurphTheSurf3 39 minutes ago

Guys help me understand something, what I’ve been reading it seems many of Trump’s** picks aren’t doing so well right?? twilson117 39 minutes ago

Murph – I will share your thoughts with CL. AdLib 39 minutes ago