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 TW! AdLib 2 hours ago

Hey Ad how are you tonight?? twilson117 2 hours ago

Hey Murph! AdLib 2 hours ago

Murph how are you?? twilson117 2 hours ago

Ad, TW, anybody here? MurphTheSurf3 2 hours ago

Just us roosters. AdLib 2 hours ago

OH….You both are here…..let the party begin. MurphTheSurf3 2 hours ago

We’re here twilson117 2 hours ago

Oh where should we start. twilson117 2 hours ago

TW – Every week has so much happening nowadays! How about the Inflation Reduction Act being signed? AdLib 2 hours ago

Before I forget to say it….GOOD JOB TAKING DOWN HERSCHEL!! I have passed it along to number of my fellow bloggers in two groups. MurphTheSurf3 2 hours ago

What do you think the over/under after 10 days in Rikker’s Weisman begs to turn on Trump? twilson117 2 hours ago

Thank you Murph. twilson117 2 hours ago

And Mitch McConnell seeming to give up on being majority leader at least for the next 2 years. And the prospect of Dems killing the filibuster and fixing democracy and SCOTUS being a good possibility. AdLib an hour ago

The Inflation Reduction Act: BY THE NUMBERS: The Inflation Reduction Act Lowering Health Care Costs. Defeating Special Interests. Building a Clean Energy Economy. Reducing Harmful Pollution. Reducing the Deficit…..each in some way or other something other Dem Presidents have wanted to do for 50 years. Biden is doing the job…… MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad, if they kept the Senate yes, the FB is out of play for at least 2 years. twilson117 an hour ago

The judge already warned Weisselberg that if he doesn’t testify fully against Trump Org, he’s going to get a full multiyear sentence in prison. So I think he’s going to do so. AdLib an hour ago

Murph couldn’t have said it any better. twilson117 an hour ago

McConnell did not look all that unhappy making his prediction…..he hates Trump and the Trumpers suspect…esp. because he has condemned them from the floor of the Senate several times and then backtracked when his call to arms was not answered. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad 75 and 100 days at Rikkers it won’t matter if he has protection or not he’s not going to last long. I think he will be begging to talk. twilson117 an hour ago

We need the House as well….no bill passes without both….another example of how lame our system is. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Agreed, TW did a great job on the Herschel article! AdLib an hour ago

You’re right Murph need both, but just heard the Repugs may be worried about keeping the house. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph as you just pointed out the Dem’s have a lot to run on they just have to message it right. twilson117 an hour ago

There is no greater proof of much of a narcissistic, megalomaniac Trump is than his apparent calm and disdain – I do not thinking he is faking. He has lived a life in which he kept being missed by the truck bearing down on him. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

HEY CL MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

CL is in the House. twilson117 an hour ago

Evening all – nice to see TW here tonight. Missed you last week. HI, Murph! Hey, AD! choicelady an hour ago

Murph – So many wins in the IRA. Taxing billion dollar corporations 15% too! AdLib an hour ago

Cl wanted to be with you all last week, but fell asleep. twilson117 an hour ago

Ad….a minimum tax for ALL corporations….never thought I’d see it. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Hey CL! AdLib an hour ago

TW – one needs never to apologize for sleep. choicelady an hour ago

Murph they can afford it. twilson117 an hour ago

Hey folks, I went to a gathering of Kunce organizers with staff from the Trudy Busch Valentine campaign. They wanted to bring us aboard. There were 50+ of us there. The TBV crowd did not get a good reception.rudy Valentine campaign… MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph say more please. twilson117 an hour ago

The basic stance was….any donations, any hours, any effort for her campaign is a wasted hour. She is not going to win and that was the plan from the start. One of our group read the scathing editorial review of her and her campaign. Scathing. He then asked those who agreed with it to stand. All but three stood. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – I have lost track. What’s the beef with her? choicelady an hour ago

Wow, all of them standing was quite an indictment! AdLib an hour ago

We asked them about her smear campaign…..her outright lies re. Kunce. We asked them why she would not hold town halls, or meet the press or debate. They fumbled and bumbled their way through their non-answers. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

And how about why she had no grass root funding? AdLib an hour ago

CL….I and most of those I worked with in the Kunce Campaign believe that she was placed into the primary as a spoiler whose name recognition, personal wealth, and “admirable” history would win enough votes to keep Kunce who could have beaten Greitens being the Democratic Candidate. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

But Mitch confirming that Nov is looking better for Dems was satisfying. We may save this democracy after all. AdLib an hour ago

Val Demming is finally ahead of Marco in a poll this week. AdLib an hour ago

Ad…her small donations from the grass roots were embarrassing….in part because the campaign made little effort to raise money…she had plenty. I am willing to bet that there is a multi million dollar piece of legislation that has been promised to the Busch empire. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Hate to say it but you’re no doubt right about Busch being promised a payoff for spending her money to sabotage Kunce and Dems. AdLib an hour ago

So who is going to indict Trump first? AdLib an hour ago

On another track the horror stories related to the overturn of Roe v Wade are beginning to make the rounds here. The few clinics that did the procedure as part of a panoply of services are gone….and so is the safety valve. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Well that does not bode well. I am glad you’re working for Kunce. I lose track of all the races, but this one is important. ANY chance a Dem could win it? choicelady an hour ago

Murph – What we’re hearing on forced pregnancies is only the tip of the iceberg. AdLib an hour ago

Murph – the leak on Roe and the final decree (illegal on it’s effing face) has galvanized WW for sure. choicelady an hour ago

Ad and all – the horror stories are coming out about women with disastrous pregnancies, ectopic and malformed, being forced to carry to death. It’s every woman’s nightmare. NOBODY can read those things without massive horror. choicelady an hour ago

Murph just did a quick check on Bush Valentine she won correct? twilson117 an hour ago

CL…Kunce lost the primary to Trudy Busch Valentine….she flooded the airwaves with commercials paid for from her very deep pockets. She already had big name recognition as a Busch. And she waged a war of lies on Kunce through here ads. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

You hear the story about the Louisiana woman who is being forced to carry a baby with no skull so it can die when delivered? So sick, these Repubs are monsters. AdLib an hour ago

OK – I thought that was so. I hope Kunce pulls a Murkowski. \ choicelady an hour ago

CL a write in? Those are hard to win aren’t they? twilson117 an hour ago

Ad – that, beyond even the 10 year old – is resonating with women. Every woman knows this can happen. It’s vile. choicelady an hour ago

TW – yes they are – BUT Lisa Murkowski did it. And the guy she beat was to the right of Attila the Hun. MO might very well do the same. choicelady an hour ago

Ad the logic of that makes no sense. twilson117 an hour ago

The next big move in the Mo. Assembly is to require that contraceptive devices, and medicines be prescribed by doctors as medically necessary. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

CL – I’m afraid of how many of these stories are happening now but we don’t know about them. Did Repubs really think they could assault women like this and then get re-elected? Apparently so. AdLib an hour ago

To the tune of “Bingo was his name” – KU -NCE, KU-NCE, KY-NCE, KU-NCE and Kunce is his Name-O!! choicelady an hour ago

Murph et al, correct me if I’m wrong they SC ruled on abortion not contraception right? twilson117 an hour ago

Sorry that CBE is a ringer. Bet she out Manchins Manchin. choicelady an hour ago

CL who is CBE? MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad I think repugs believe they can do whatever the hell they want. twilson117 an hour ago

Ad – what makes Scott think the nation wants to do away with SS and Medicare? He’s bragging on that along with others as if EVERYONE wants to kill those programs. The bad news is they’re vile. The good news is they are utterly out of touch. choicelady an hour ago