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! How are things! AdLib 2 hours ago

All is well Ad just a lot of news to talk about and write about twilson117 2 hours ago

No kidding! AdLib 2 hours ago

If we had a 3 hour Vox, we still couldn’t cover it. AdLib 2 hours ago

Debating with myself if I want to write another piece on Walker, and I have Kanye West in the cross hairs. twilson117 2 hours ago

All of it, that is. AdLib 2 hours ago

You have that right. But I think we’ll get through quite a bit tonight twilson117 2 hours ago

Kanye is so predictable, he is genuinely deranged and never makes sense, criminally harasses his ex, he’s a nutjob. But most of all he wants attention from the white lunatics and he is happy to attack the majority of PoC to get it. AdLib 2 hours ago

As for Walker, he is just proving what we sadly learned from Repub support for Trump, they have no principles, no ethics, not standards, their game is merely about grabbing power and punishing those not in their cult. AdLib 2 hours ago

Hey TW! Where’d you go? AdLib an hour ago

Sorry for not responding my systems started a reboot. I forgot I started and update and it kicked me off. It may happen again. twilson117 an hour ago

As to Kanye I agree he is a nut case and looking for attention. I don’t know why because he doesn’t need it considering he is a billionaire he should be planning things of a charity. twilson117 an hour ago

Got it! I was hoping there wasn’t an issue on my end that kicked you off and wouldn’t let you back on. AdLib an hour ago

So did you read this article on Walker today or hear about the story? https://www.thedailybeast.com/herschel-walkers-wife-reaches-out-to-his-abortion-accuser-georgia-senate?ref=wrap AdLib an hour ago

No it wasn’t you it’s me wasn’t paying attention to the time when I started the windows update. twilson117 an hour ago

There is so much happening just don’t have enough time to assess it all and determine what I want to write about. I need to get better organizes. twilson117 an hour ago

I think it is part of Kanye’s mental issues that no matter how much attention he gets, he always needs more, he needs to see his name in the headlines as often as possible. He is a hollow human being, there is no substance to anything he says or does, IMO. It’s all about getting attention and feeding his mental issues. AdLib an hour ago

Yes I saw that on MSNBC. As I said another article about Walker is percolating in my mind. twilson117 an hour ago

You know there is strange bond between West, and Walker and Trump they all have some form of mental issues. twilson117 an hour ago

Murphy is in the House!!!! twilson117 an hour ago

The priority for me above all else is Dems winning bigger margins to keep Congress and be able to kill the filibuster. Other things are very important, the 1/6 committee hearing next week, Trump’s prosecutions by the DoJ, GA and NY, Ukraine and defeating and de-throning a nuke-threatening Putin, so much but if we win COngress, so much can be solved in this country. AdLib an hour ago

Hey Murph! AdLib an hour ago

Hey Murph did you bring the beers?? twilson117 an hour ago

Hello there. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

BTW, I did a round of contributions to Senate and House Dems and every day I am flooded with urgent requests for donations. It’s okay, I expected it but it’s quite a lot of emails. Warnock and Abrams seem to be sending the most, many daily. AdLib an hour ago

I do plan on doing another round of contributions this weekend, bracing for a heavier avalanche of urgent emails! AdLib an hour ago

Ad, thanks for supporting our candidates…..the money is flooding into the GOP coffers. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Dem fundraising has been pretty good but the fascist billionaires strongly favor the fascist GOP. Home Depot was getting a trouncing on Twitter today after it was announced that the owner has donated like $1.7M to Herschel Walker’s campaign, along with several other billionaires. AdLib an hour ago

How do both of you feel about the Dem’s chances?? twilson117 an hour ago

I did a lot of work for Obama in the South in in 2007 and 2008. I may be heading to GA. at the end of October to help there. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph so you are planning to head over to GA to help out. That should be interesting. twilson117 an hour ago

TW – I think polls are not going to prove as accurate this year so my feeling is it will be more of a Blue Wave and Dems will hold The House and win a larger majority in The Senate. It’s just a hunch about The House though, polls have not shown a Blue Wave for The House but I think the flood of women and young people registering to vote is invisible to pollsters because polling is based on turnout from the last election. Killing Roe has caused so many new voters to register. AdLib an hour ago

I ended a long time relationship with a Republican from GA who I have worked with and respected for three decades. He sent me an apologia re. Herschel Walker that his name is attached to. My response was terse and pointed: I can no longer be associated with those whose positions are irrational in the service of gaining/holding raw power against the interests of the constituency. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

And Biden’s student loan relief and marijuana conviction pardons, both being attacked by Repubs who want to block the student loan relief, will energize more younger voters who far prefer Dems. AdLib an hour ago

Ad feel the same as you do about the polling. But, I have to admit I’m concern about this election for the way all these election deniers. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – I am not surprised, I wouldn’t expect you to be anything but principled in dealing with people who willingly abandon their principles and support the destruction of our democracy out of personal profit and benefit. AdLib an hour ago

I have another ex-friend from FL who is a DeSantis supporter arguing that DeSantis’ embrace of Biden re. hurricane is in no way hypocritical esp. since De voting against aid for the NE states when he was a member of Congress. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

TW – I share your concern, while I am hoping and feel I have a good basis for the hope that Dems have a great and winning election day, the possibility that people who are essentially enemies of our democratic system could gain power to execute their plans to end our democracy is real and worthy of worry. AdLib an hour ago

I also found out this week that the Trudy Busch Valentine campaign is trying to bring a number of Democratic activists on board in a “last push to victory”…..it is all about covering ass……her people must think we are as dumb as they are. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph been watching the news and seeing how Repubs seem to be fine with what they are doing in the sense of what you just wrote. The Rep party is no longer a real political party in the way they use to be. It all about control for them now and nothing else. twilson117 an hour ago

Ad if the Repubs take over the House it will be nothing but shame hearings and nothing will get done. twilson117 an hour ago

TW….parties have solid policy positions held over a significant period of time that are articulated in clear platforms. As you note….the GOP is now the Government of the Plutocrats. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – The twisted pretzels Repub supporters have to become to justify their support of terrible men and women in the GOP is pathetic. At least they can admit they only care about themselves. abandoned any semblence of principles and will do anything to gain wealth and power by staying on the GOP crazy train out of fear of ending their career by standing up against enemies to our democracy. There is a way to be an honest cad but none of them seem to want to admit who they really are. AdLib an hour ago

Murph the Repubs have not platform they didn’t do one at all at the last convention. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – Do you think Valentine will succeed? Kind of late and pointless for legit Dems to jump on the Valentine Straw Man Express, don’t you think? AdLib an hour ago

TW….talk about bold crassness presented as responsible virtue……their Platform was Trump. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph yes it was all Trump, nothing but Trump. twilson117 an hour ago

As you say Ad…twisted pretzel Republicans…..Valentine is a twisted pretzel democrat who is getting the cold shoulder from everyone. that it is unlikely that she will even have a gathering on election night….not enough supporters to make it look legit. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

TW – Here’s the thing, we’ve been writing for years along with many others about how the GOP was being hollowed out into a vehicle for racism, greed and authoritarianism. That’s done now, the GOP is a shell organization for fascism. Nothing else matters, as long as you’re helping the GOP autocracy gain power and construct an anti-democratic system, you are the enemy. If you support the GOP, there is no horrible thing you can ever do to lose support. AdLib an hour ago

Valentine?? not familiar with her. twilson117 an hour ago

Ad agree 100% twilson117 an hour ago

TW – Repub witch hunt hearings will only look like the garbage they are to most who aren’t MAGA culters. The real problem IMO is that Dems have one last chance to prevent 2024 from being the start of a real Civil War and they need to keep The House and add 2+ Senate seats to pass election laws that salvage our democracy. AdLib an hour ago

Murph – Good, that is fitting for Valentine. But if core Dems feel this way now, how did Valentine win the nom? Repubs switching over to get her nominated? AdLib an hour ago

And Biden’s approval keeps going up, that can’t hurt Dem chances. AdLib an hour ago

Ad I agree with your assessment. Trump was their vehicle to let loose their inner Fascist desires and now they seem to believe they have victory insight to finally make it happen. twilson117 an hour ago

Ad……she won the primary because of the money she had access to without having raised much, because she really cashed in on the Busch name recognition, and playing up her “credentials” as a woman/nurse plus a pretty slick commercials campaign. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad…tell me more about Biden’s approval rating. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is working with Russia to manipulate our election again, cutting oil production a month before the election so gas prices will spike by election day. Biden should end arms shipments to them and play hardball, the Saudis are not our allies. They attacked us on 9/11, so much evidence has been covered up on that and of course the Khashoggi murder to protect the Saudis. Screw them, we’re going electric. AdLib an hour ago

What can Biden do to compensate for the OPEC/Saudi Led gambit? Prices jumped 20 cents here in the last two days. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph – Biden’s approval ratings are within a few points of most modern presidents, Bush aside. AdLib an hour ago

Ad….I agree with your take on the Saudis…..time to cull the herd. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

TW – True, Trump was the guy who unlocked the cell doors of extremists to openly hate and hurt and plot against non-extremists and our country’s democracy. AdLib an hour ago

Murph – But now, do the Dems who voted her in seem to regret choosing her over Kunce or still are hypnotized by the money spent on the BS? AdLib an hour ago

Sidenote……hard to keep some things hidden in a rural community….a local pastor of an evangelical church and a PRO LIFER (I.E. anti-abortion, anti-choice) crusader has been “outed” by his daughter for having sent her to Illinois for an abortion 5 years ago. Nearly everyone around here knows that already. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad the Saudis oil production cut couldn’t have come at a worse time. You know the Repubs will be jumping on that along with inflation. However the jobs numbers are still strong The unemployment rate down to 3.5% and 263,000 added. Overall a decent jobs report. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – Biden already said he would release 10 million barrels from our reserves to counter this, he should release a lot more at least through the election to prevent the Saudis from manipulating our elections…along with Russia. AdLib an hour ago

Ad…the dems here are a very sad lot……esp. at the leadership level….frankly someone as competent as Kunce scares them…..they are happy drifting along with token fund raising and little responsibility. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad..just ask Claire McCasskill about “her” part. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Murph the hypocrisy knows no bounds. twilson117 an hour ago

Ad….I hope he does tap into the reserves……and I hope that the petrol companies do not conspire to keep the prices artificially high. MurphTheSurf3 an hour ago

Ad yes Trump was the vehicle they’ve been looking for but didn’t know it until he started showing them the way to be total crackpot idiots. twilson117 an hour ago

Murph – I think i mentioned, it’s like the kind of open secret where so many joked about priests being pedophiles, it’s a common assumption today that those evangelicals, even preachers, railing the most against abortion, homosexuality, whatever are just hypocrites who are very likely guilty of what they condemn. With the embrace of Trump and Walker, the evangelicals have completely convinced a majority in this country that they are just extremist nutjobs and don’t have one legit principle or belief, let alone a religious one. AdLib 44 minutes ago

Ad….I just checked a half dozen polls and it looks to me like Biden is stuck in the low 40’s. MurphTheSurf3 44 minutes ago