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AdLib4 hours ago

Hey Ad

twilson117

3 hours ago

Hey TW! Excellent article.

AdLib3 hours ago

Thanks. I did reply to your comment as well as Glenn’s.

twilson117

3 hours ago

I saw that you wrote that to glenn but I didn’t see your reply to my comment.

AdLib3 hours ago

Really, I hope it didn’t get lost as it was rather long. I even through in a little Kant for good measure.

twilson117

3 hours ago

Oh no! I don’t think it posted.

AdLib3 hours ago

Well I still have it as I wrote in Word I’ll put up later.

twilson117

3 hours ago

That’s a relief! I hate when a glitch blows up a comment I spent a lot of time writing.

AdLib3 hours ago

I know that is why I do things in word first.

twilson117

3 hours ago

Glenn is in the house!!!

twilson117

3 hours ago

So, Ivanka and Jared are being deposed by Jack Smith and the GA Grand Jury woman seemed to hint that Trump will be indicted.

AdLib3 hours ago

Hey glenn!

AdLib3 hours ago

glenn – Liked your comment on TW’s article and his reply as well.

AdLib3 hours ago

Ad couldn’t happen to nicer people don’t you think.

twilson117

3 hours ago

Good evening AD, good evening TW. Oh I’m so glad you said that about not seeing TW‘s reply to your comment AD. I didn’t see it either. TW that was a great article.

glenn

3 hours ago

Harleigh is in the house.

twilson117

3 hours ago

TW – What do you think will happen when he’s indicted? Will MAGAs march or cry?

AdLib3 hours ago

Hey Harleigh! How are you doing?

AdLib3 hours ago

Hi guys!The Heat are getting beaten so bad tonight I turned it off.

Harleigh

3 hours ago

Harleigh and glenn – How are you holding up in the Nazi seperatist state of FL?

AdLib3 hours ago

Thanks AD. TW’s Article was very well written.

glenn

3 hours ago

Ad you mean Trump? Well there will be some who jump for joy some will cry foul, me I will ask why isn’t he in an orange jump suit and leg irons.

twilson117

3 hours ago

Harleigh – Don’t worry, DeSantis will soon get a bill passed making it a felony to beat the Heat.

AdLib3 hours ago

Glenn, thank you for the kind words.

twilson117

3 hours ago

Duhsantis is doing his best to out hitler Spanky on all fronts.

Harleigh

3 hours ago

Hi Harleigh! Long time no see. How are you doing?

glenn

3 hours ago

he’ll demand recounts! lol

Harleigh

3 hours ago

Good glenn. still no voice but getting by ok.

Harleigh

3 hours ago

TW – Oh, I know we’ll all break out the champagne and party hats, I mean what do you think his MAGA cult followers will do? I expect lots of death threats from them to prosecutors but will they march with the delusion that there are a lot of people behind them (which there aren’t) or will they scream for red-blue divorce and overthrowing the government online? Or commit some crimes?

AdLib3 hours ago

AD I just read an article today about what DeSantis is trying to do with the university curriculum. It is very very scary.

glenn

3 hours ago

Harleigh I read a Charlie Pierce article where he talked about how DeSantis obviously didn’t learn anything from Princeton or Harvard.

twilson117

2 hours ago

FL edacashun is now below MS!

Harleigh

2 hours ago

TW Those weren’t kind words they were honest words. It was a very thought-provoking article.

glenn

2 hours ago

Harleigh – DeSantis will declare that all scores of Heat opponents are fake news.

AdLib2 hours ago

Hey CL!

AdLib2 hours ago

CL is in the house.

twilson117

2 hours ago

Hey – almost a full house!

choicelady

2 hours ago

Glenn appreciate you saying that.

twilson117

2 hours ago

Hey Ad, glenn, Harleigh, TW – lovely to see you.

choicelady

2 hours ago

Harleigh— Why no voice?

glenn

2 hours ago

CL and Glenn… oh my heart

Harleigh

2 hours ago

glenn – Yes, I read an article about FL Bill 999 (which is 666 upside-down) which will give politicians total control over education and mandate racist propaganda in schools under the BS of “pro-America”.

AdLib2 hours ago

Hey CL good to see you. How are you doing this evening?

glenn

2 hours ago

Oooh – Harleigh – that’s not good.

choicelady

2 hours ago

Glenn DeSantis actually believes he is some sort of genius doesn’t he?

twilson117

2 hours ago

Harleigh – Very sorry to hear that you still have an issue with your voice. Any therapy you can do to address it?

AdLib2 hours ago

TW you’re welcome.

glenn

2 hours ago

glenn – well, I’m COVID free, but I can’t see worth much. My eye treatment for yesterday was put off a week due to COVID. And things are blurry. This growing older stuff needs work. Beats the alternative, but still needs an upgrade.

choicelady

2 hours ago

Glenn lost voice over a year ago like a laryngitis thing, tried specialists etc… just have to hope it comes back. it’s kinda weak.

Harleigh

2 hours ago

Ad when will Repugs learn they will never be able to deter true learning?

twilson117

2 hours ago

AD-yes according to the article I read, universities will be allowed to mention slavery, but not its affects. The curriculum has to follow the constitution somehow or another. It was very convoluted of course that’s the way Republicans write things. Somehow or another if it doesn’t align with the constitution? It can’t be taught.

glenn

2 hours ago

Harleigh – is this an enduring problem such as Diane Rhem had =- the NPR on air person?

choicelady

2 hours ago

TW – Just because horrible, narcissistic people go to a top university, it doesn’t mean they come out any less narcisstic. Trump went to a good college as did DeSantis, Cruz, Hawley, Kennedy in LA, etc. You can lead a fascist to water but you can’t keep him from trying to drown a democracy in it.

AdLib2 hours ago

CL— L O L. Growing old is not for sissies. Glad to hear you were Covid free though.

glenn

2 hours ago

CL – I’m glad you’re feeling okay though. Is hubby okay?

AdLib2 hours ago

Harleigh I have a copy of the bill where they want to sue reporters for defamation if they don’t like what the read. Talking about moving toward autocracy they’re doing in a big way.

twilson117

2 hours ago

glenn – this is Farenheit 451 plus. Can mention slavery but NOT its effects?

choicelady

2 hours ago

Ad you’re right about that.

twilson117

2 hours ago

Ad – we are OK enough. Hubs is VERY tired. I am, too, but less so, so I get to do grocery shopping, etc. Not sure this is an “up” for me!

choicelady

2 hours ago

TW – Repubs see education as a threat, it leads to critical thinking and they need cult members instead.

AdLib2 hours ago

Harleigh— Oh my. Didn’t realize you had lost your voice. I hope it gets better.

glenn

2 hours ago

CL Farehneit 451 1984, and coming to a state near you the Hunger Games

twilson117

2 hours ago

TY Glenn. me too.

Harleigh

2 hours ago

Ad critical thinking, is that like calling BS when you see it?

twilson117

2 hours ago

TW – I admit I have not seen any part of The Hunger Games but do get the gist. And I know you’re correct.

choicelady

2 hours ago

TW – good definition of critical thinking: calling BS when you see it.

choicelady

2 hours ago

CL, yes that’s the way I read the bill. There were a few other things in there about civil rights as well but off the top of my head I can’t remember them. It was very eerie to read this bill though. It was like white washing history. Literally white washing history.

glenn

2 hours ago

I do think, on a more positive note, that the wins in VA, the overall wins 2022 that put MORE states in Dem hands than in GOP hands (first time in decades) is a plus and a cause for hope.

choicelady

2 hours ago

TW, best definition of critical thinking I’ve heard in a long time.

glenn

2 hours ago

Anyone know what’s happening with the WI court battles? Somehow I lost track of when they vote of IF they voted on justices.

choicelady

2 hours ago

Glenn was talking with a friend just before getting on discussion that a lot of what DeSantis is doing is a distraction and we need to pay attention to what he and others are really trying to do and stay focus and not get caught up looking at the shiny object and losing site of the real issues.

twilson117

2 hours ago

glenn – I saw some of the BS in that bill and the bottom line is to do exactly what they accused Dems and moderates of doing…which always means it’s they’re goal. They intend to indoctrinate kids “Dear Leader”/North Korea style by whitewashing racism in history along with all the terrible deeds of Republican leaders to produce a mindless, pro-fascist generation. I don’t think it will work but it is frightening that the people in FL can’t seem to stop this Nazi march of DeSantis and Repubs in overthrowing every decent institution in their state.

AdLib2 hours ago

glenn – I second that analysis of TW on critical thinking.

choicelady

2 hours ago

CL, I think the Democrat, her name begins with a P and it’s very long anyway I think she won. I think they’re still going to be a runoff but she got a lot of votes.

glenn

2 hours ago

Glenn we need to keep focus of what folks like DeSantis is trying to do.

twilson117

2 hours ago

glenn – good to know!

choicelady

2 hours ago

TW – That’s a whole other fascist bill, to warp defamation laws against media and the people so that even the claim of racism is a crime. It is total destruction of the 1st Amendment and would never stand in federal court but the goal is to scare people into submission. It’s pretty sick.

AdLib2 hours ago

CL – That is definitely winning the goldfish type of prize where you then have to take care of things as your “prize”. I say, use Instacart!

AdLib2 hours ago

TW, I think DeSantis is a dangerous evil man. Even worse than Trump if that’s possible. And I agree we have to keep focusing on the real issues like this bill. The problem I see is the democratic party here in Florida really really sucks. There should be a court case being brought against this bill if it passes. Also what he did with advanced placement classic says

glenn

2 hours ago

Ad – here’s my hope. While this SCOTUS is made up of religious conservatives, they have not been too awful on actual Constitutional issues and Trump. I would HOPE that preserving the1A for media would be on their radar. That sort of thing tends not to excite them in bad ways.

choicelady

2 hours ago

glenn – I agree that DeSantis is worse than Trump. The good news is that he has zero personality and doesn’t so well outside of his FL cult.

choicelady

2 hours ago

Ad I have the draft copy on my desk haven’t read it completely but I believe you’re correct. The question is will it past muster and stand up in court if challenged.

twilson117

2 hours ago

Harleigh and glenn – Any thoughts on if FL will go down to DeFascist without a fight or will there ever be a serious pushback against him. He appears like a dictator with the people bowed down to him in FL.

AdLib2 hours ago

Sorry using my voice to text feature and sometimes it doesn’t understand what I’m trying to say. Also what DeSantis did with the advanced placement classes is a sin and the Democratic party in Florida should be up in arms.

glenn

2 hours ago

CL, I’m glad to hear DeSantis doesn’t play well outside of Florida. Because if this man runs for president, I am very very frightened of what may happen. Yet

glenn

2 hours ago

glenn – I think the Dems are letting the students take the lead against DeSantis on AP and other ed issues. I think that’s tactically wise.

choicelady

2 hours ago

CL – My daughter was the ideal age for Hunger Game fan when it came out so I’ve seen them. Basic concept, fascist government forcing the oppressed people to literally fight for their communities to survive. You know, Florida.

AdLib2 hours ago

glenn – I do think he’s very scary. He doesn’t grab people by any part of their body or mind. He’s too dull.

choicelady

2 hours ago

TW – Yep, critical thinking is what The Emperor’s New Clothes is all about.

AdLib2 hours ago

Ad you nailed it on the Hunger Games.

twilson117

2 hours ago

Ad – that is definitely my understanding of it. It’s Shirely Jackson’s “The Lottery”amped.

choicelady

2 hours ago

AD, I don’t understand the fascination the people here in Florida have with DeSantis. My only hope is that he just goes to far and they finally get fef up with him.

glenn

2 hours ago

glenn – I would think any upwardly movile family would be peeing their pants over the abolition of ALL AP classes and similar fascist ideas. It puts their kids at dead last in competing for good colleges and jobs.

choicelady

2 hours ago