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 Murph! AdLib an hour ago

Hi TW! AdLib an hour ago

Good evening twilson117 an hour ago

Hello Ad and Murph twilson117 an hour ago

Lots to discuss tonight twilson117 an hour ago

For us, not so good for Trump, his cronies and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. AdLib an hour ago

Stephen Miller subpoenaed! AdLib an hour ago

The 1/6 committee AdLib an hour ago

Well I was just getting caught up on MSNBC and there is a lot twilson117 an hour ago

‘s next public hearing should be 9/28! AdLib an hour ago

God save our gracious King! Long live our noble King! God save the King! Send him victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us: God save the King! O Lord our God arise, Scatter his enemies, And make them fall: Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks, On Thee our hopes we fix: God save us all. Thy choicest gifts in store, On him be pleased to pour; Long may he reign: May he defend our laws, And ever give us cause, With heart and voice to sing, God save the King! MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Miller what despicable individual. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – Okay, I give, what is that from? AdLib an hour ago

When I was a kid in the UK….we sang the first and third verse. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

British national anthem. Of course we replaced King with Queen. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

How would you feel to have an official title as The King’s Consort in 2022? AdLib an hour ago

Well Murph they finally have a King hope he can live up to his mother. twilson117 an hour ago

I have little regard for Charles. I think he’s a little spoiled and selfish jerk. AdLib an hour ago

BTW, record heat wave over the past week here in CA…and today it’s raining from a tropical storm that took mercy on us. AdLib an hour ago

Ad….if our definition of consort is …. habitually associate with (someone), typically with the disapproval of others. Yes, not what one would w ant. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

I had the pleasure of working with an individual from England who was on a temp assignment, I asked him what he thought of the Royal family and he said a bolix on them all. It cracked me up. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – Exactly. Maybe that’s what they should have given Melania as a title, she sure wasn’t the first lady, maybe 71st. AdLib an hour ago

I once met the queen of holland. She was riding a bike with two body guards riding behind her. She went shopping in an open market every day and lived with her husband in an apartment (a VERY nice one)….modern mnarchy. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

I love how the Irish completely blew up the whole monarchy thing in articles, they certainly have history on their side for that opinion. AdLib an hour ago

Ad….Melania was absent more than present. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph I think Melina has her private Gulf Stream on standby so she can live as soon as she feels she’s had enough of her dumbass husband. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – That is a great story! Unlike the UK royalty, being among the people, living comparably modestly, that sounds like a great example for other countries still mired in the archaiac tradition of monarchies. AdLib an hour ago

I do think that the modern monarchs are walking a balance beam with some success. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

So guys what do you think of the Times article about Berman’s book on how Trump was interfering with the Justice department? twilson117 an hour ago

Here is the home page for the House Royale of Holland. The newest queen is named Maxima and quite a looker. She is married to King Willem-Alexander MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

TW – I think people were so desperately projecting on Melania that she disliked Trump and wanted to get away. She’s a golddigger with a sex worker’s mentality, he has the money, she has all that she wants, she’s on his team. Same with that BS early on in Trump’s reign about Ivanka and Jared being moderators on Trump, they were and are just as selfish, greedy and evil. People hate to believe that women who are “pretty” can be monsters and align themselves with monsters. Just denial, any person can be terrible no matter how they look. AdLib an hour ago

https://www.royal-house.nl/members-royal-house/queen-maxima#:~:text=Queen%20M%C3%A1xima%20is%20married%20to%20King%20Willem%2DAlexander.&text=The%20royal%20couple%20have%20three,Princess%20Alexia%20and%20Princess%20Ariane. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad…..the matriarch of a family of grifters is likely to be a grifter. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – The European monarchies have recognized that the public wants them only for their symbolism and as long as that unspoken understanding of royalty as honoring their past is respected, it’s not a problem. It’s when a monarchy has real power to control their country that things get bad. AdLib an hour ago

Murph, Gold digger, sex worker mentality, hmmm, I can live with that. twilson117 an hour ago

Ad….I think your reading is correct….however, there are no ruling monarchies left, only reigning ones…… MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

TW – I think it confirms what many of us already suspected. Trump was clearly announcing he wanted “his” AG and Justice department to protect him and his cronies and go after his enemies and considering how justice was constantly thwarted during his term, it was clear he had corrupted the DoJ along with the SCOTUS and federal courts. AdLib an hour ago

I lived for 5 years in the UK and went to a public (i.e private) school that was a snapshot of the entire commonwealth with a large number yanks and frogs in the mix. I loved it. We had an inspired headmaster. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad I agree twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – Yes, she’s lovely and looks very down to Earth. Compare that to the crass and plastic surgery nightmare of Melania. AdLib an hour ago

Murph, ah the perks of being an Army brat. twilson117 an hour ago

What I find astounding is how hard it is proving to be to nail Trump et. al. Another indicator of how structurally flawed our system is. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph I have hope he will eventually get nailed his luck has to run out eventually. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – The “rulers” today don’t go by “King” but they are basically kings of their countries. In Russia, China, North Korea, Turkey, etc., essentially the same as monarchies. Oh, and nearly the US but we may dodge that. Though women in many states would argue we’re already there. AdLib an hour ago

CL is in the house. twilson117 an hour ago

Hey CL! Did hubby find his wallet? AdLib an hour ago

Hi everyone! I am, TW – I am in the house! How are you, how are you AD, and MURPH! choicelady an hour ago

Murph – Sounds like a wonderful and special time in your life. AdLib an hour ago

Murph – for whatever reason, and it’s NOT similarity, I have come to treat you as they treated Norm in “Cheers”. Can’t explain it since you and Norm are light years different. choicelady an hour ago

Hey CL! Doing fine, just getting rain down here, are you getting any? What a blistering week! AdLib an hour ago

Ad – Nope. No wallet. Everything is being replaced. Ugh. choicelady an hour ago

TW…I was a navy brat and was sent off to school because my mother was ill….which did not last that long but I fell in love with “Darby” and talked the folks into letting me stay. I did not finish there as we moved back to the states but I am an honorary “Old Boy” (i.e. I donate to the school). MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad – no rain, but definite relief. When hurricanes come to Baja, the low sucks up the high, and we get cooler. But so far – no rain. choicelady an hour ago

Murph – It is proving our system is rigged to prevent the wealthy and especially the top political office holders from facing justice but there is a bridge too far. Unfortunately it was overthrowing democracy, staging a coup, money laundering a quarter of a billion, assembling fake electors and stealing top secret nuclear papers to trade or sell for personal benefit. Seems like one of those should have been enough. AdLib an hour ago

Murph – I lived in England briefly, far less long than you, and loved it mostly. choicelady an hour ago

CL……MURPH!….NORM!….yep, a definite synergy. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph, A Navy brat, that’s better. My dad was in the Navy. twilson117 an hour ago

CL – That really is awful! I haven’t permanently lost my wallet but I have lost it and it is such a frustrating and miserable feeling. AdLib an hour ago

CL…..I have only lost my wallet once and it was a nightmare. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad and all – I do NOT think the system is rigged here for the wealthy but for the vastly complex nature of this J6 case. Now a second front is opened with an entirely different body of law – sedition is one thing. International espionage and treason is quite another. choicelady an hour ago

CL – Well, glad it’s cooling you off up there too. I was so pleased to see the rain but very surprised. Doesn’t usually rain in September here. AdLib an hour ago

I am fine with DOJ doing the J6 like a RICO so the Yam Man can’t point at anyone and weasel out – oh, it wasn’t ME, it was the covfefe boy. He is MUCH greater peril on the documents and what he did with them. Now – let’s PROVE it. This is the hard part. Who will admit they bought them? choicelady an hour ago

Ad….when you look at the list of criminal behavior it certainly seems like the time has come for a reckoning but I am not convinced that this is so…….If he Dems do not hold the House and Senate the undermining of proper order will continue, and likely accelerate. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad – it’s the hurricane that’s giving you the rain. choicelady an hour ago

Murph – this is our third “lost wallet” rodeo. I’m pretty done with it. choicelady an hour ago

CL…..maybe your guy needs one of those wallets that is chained to the belt. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

CL – I do think it is rigged for the wealthy. Only one sacrificial goat went to prison for the housing crash that destroyed the global economy. No pharma owner or exec has gone to prison for all kinds of evil they’ve committed including the opiod addiction crisis. The actual people who have destroyed the lives of millions always seem to get away with it. AdLib an hour ago

Murph – I read something really cool about MO and now can’t remember what it was. Do you know? Had to do with changes in Dem registration or something. choicelady an hour ago

Ad – the law in general I don’t disagree. But the law pertaining to sedition, espionage, treason – well, no. choicelady an hour ago

CL..something “cool” about Mo…..I hope you can recall it….I know not. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – I know it shouldn’t come to me that if there’s something cool about MO YOU should know it, but it was unusual enough to make me think you might. CANNOT remember it. choicelady an hour ago

CL – I would bet Kash Patel figures in the middle of stealing the Top Secret docs and no doubt other Trump stooges he put into key positions. I think the GA DA will be using RICO charges as well against Trump and his cronies, who knows, Lindsey Graham may even get swept up by RICO in that case. AdLib an hour ago

Murph anything else blowing up in MO near you? twilson117 an hour ago

TW…..I am spending nearly all of my energy on the Il 13th. There is nothing and no one in state government worth one iota. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph that’s got to be tough, but I have confidence you’ll do good things in II13th twilson117 an hour ago

TW…working at it. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – Those are two things that could be different or could be connected. The DoJ will still be able to prosecute (as will the NY AG and the Fulton County DA) whether or not the Repubs gain control in The House. But the circus they’ll begin on show hearings will be distracting. And if Repubs ever get unified control in DC before Dems fix the SCOTUS, Roe and Election Rights, all if that can be destroyed including justice and law and order. But…if Dems can pull out 52+ seats in The Senate and hold the House in Nov, they can fix the democratic infrastructure before 2024 and these enemies of democracy and law and order will be hamstrung. AdLib an hour ago