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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:42 AM

A shout out to . . . Long Time DUers, too.

No exclamation point, because none needed. All the credit and agreement in the world with Canuckistanian for that post, who rightly recognizes the quiet DUers who read and recommend, and are the backbone of DU. This post is NOT to detract from that one in any way. Their recognition is long overdue.

That post reminds me, however, of those of you who have lifted me up, have shared your personal pain, have cheered when we have won, have hurt together when we've lost, and shared losses far more profound than political.

And when you've posted screwy stuff, or great music or movie videos, or historical memories, or cartoons or stories about your friends, family and pets (but then I repeat myself about the latter), I've enjoyed them. And of course, pulling Skinner's tail - well, that's been a decade of fun. Or mentioned sports. (Go Green!)

We've shared our unshakable opposition to an awful war in Iraq, our losses of those who have mattered to us, and our appreciation of those that are still with us, and those we hope to be with for years to come (writing this as the Traverse City Film Festival begins, and I'm here).

And for all the quiet DUers, and those who have made a joyful and righteous noise over the past decade, I can only quote the late Ted, who puts it best. However, before doing so, have an ice cream cone for all of us and yourself as we enter August. Quiet or not, everyone deserves one here at DU.

For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.

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Reply A shout out to . . . Long Time DUers, too. (Original post)
Faygo Kid Aug 2012 OP
proud patriot Aug 2012 #1
ailsagirl Aug 2012 #2
hfojvt Aug 2012 #3
Faygo Kid Aug 2012 #5
Le Taz Hot Aug 2012 #4
Faygo Kid Aug 2012 #7
Le Taz Hot Aug 2012 #10
Faygo Kid Aug 2012 #13
Le Taz Hot Aug 2012 #14
Ichingcarpenter Aug 2012 #33
kentuck Aug 2012 #35
madinmaryland Aug 2012 #6
Faygo Kid Aug 2012 #9
Rowdyboy Aug 2012 #8
Faygo Kid Aug 2012 #11
Rowdyboy Aug 2012 #15
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2012 #12
marlakay Aug 2012 #17
Turn CO Blue Aug 2012 #39
steve2470 Aug 2012 #16
Zorra Aug 2012 #18
RedRocco Aug 2012 #19
JNelson6563 Aug 2012 #20
Faygo Kid Aug 2012 #29
chknltl Aug 2012 #21
ProfessorGAC Aug 2012 #37
JusticeForAll Aug 2012 #22
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2012 #23
LiberalAndProud Aug 2012 #24
monmouth Aug 2012 #25
Loki Aug 2012 #26
HooptieWagon Aug 2012 #27
Skinner Aug 2012 #28
Avalux Aug 2012 #30
SidDithers Aug 2012 #31
raouldukelives Aug 2012 #32
WilliamPitt Aug 2012 #34
DainBramaged Aug 2012 #36
shanti Aug 2012 #38
Oilwellian Aug 2012 #40

Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:47 AM

1. Whoop Whoop

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:53 AM

2. Much beloved words spoken by Ted Kennedy

Thank you

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:05 AM

5. Point being, besides anti-Obama and anti-Ted Kennedy?

Enjoy.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:04 AM

4. Been around for a bit.

Somehow I'm still here (much to some people's dismay).

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:15 AM

10. Actually, I'm a very nice person.

I just don't agree that all things Dem = Good and All things Rep. = Bad. I see things in shades of grey and choose not to make excuses when the "right" person is doing the wrong thing.

As for "doing the same for you," honestly, with few exceptions, I can rarely tell one DUer from another as I don't assign personality traits to people based on scrawlings on a message board. I like to think I look for depth in any person which is virtually impossible on a message board. If that makes me an "asshole," so be it.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:25 AM

13. I meant "If". Oops.

Totally misedited, and heading down now, because I have to cook breakfast here at the Traverse City Film Festival, and that was a total screwup. My apologies; I meant no such thing. You get to Michigan, and I will cook your eggs any way you want them. No offense intended, and I'm glad we have paralleled each other at DU. Ugh. I will remove the post. I'm such a buffoon sometimes.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:30 AM

14. OK, that's too funny.

Somebody else just chewed me a new one, then realized they were responding to the wrong poster and had to do a mea culpa. Like 5 minutes ago. I must be sending off weird vibes tonight or something.

And if I'm ever in Michigan (never had the pleasure), I'll take you up on your offer as I'm usually the one doing the cooking around here.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:36 AM

33. I'm on your side: I don't like Gitmo, Banksters, Republicans, Pot Laws, the Wars,

Drone Wars, the trial of Manning, the attacks on Wikileaks, the attacks on occupy worldwide, bullshit austerity wars, the cuts to NASA..... the list goes on ....but DU rocks and the answer is 42

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:48 AM

35. I see you signed on 89 posters before myself...

However, I did lurk from almost day one after the guys were holding up the sign on Inauguration Day. And I was one of the original writers for DU when they were asking for people to write for them, under my real name. There were several well-known names that passed thru DU. There are few DUers that have been here as long as you. I see Will Pitt is still around although he doesn't seem to write as much as he used to? He was a real hell raiser when he came on board - gave the Freepers fits. I wonder if CrewLeader still reads DU?

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:06 AM

6. Welcome to DU!!




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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:12 AM

9. Thanks. And don't you wish you were in Traverse City today?

79 with a breeze and no humidity. And I'm taking you up on that DU welcome thing, because I could just be turning 51 now and would have more hair.

Sadly, I have been here to bug all for more than a decade.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:08 AM

8. What a long strange trip its been since I found this place....about the same time as you did....

Its the first site I check in the morning and the last at night. I've never met a single member in person but I feel I know dozens-its a party that never really ends with old friends in most every room and new people hanging out too.

Thanks for the thread-I appreciate you guys more than you know.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:17 AM

11. Wow. You've been here since 2002, with about 250 more posts than me in that time.

That's just weird. My rainbow friend, I guess that makes us blood brothers, and glad of it, and all the best.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:34 AM

15. I think I signed up in August 2002...I'd been lerking for awhile and finally dove in.

Twenty thousand posts, give or take a few. Just damn....

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:19 AM

12. I wouldn't have survived the 2004 election without the support of DU.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:44 AM

17. That's probably why I am still here

Even with the fights and all....I cried all the way home from work the day after Kerry lost. I just couldn't believe people thought Bush was better.

I came here and we all were so sad we started a thread and all said our real names just for that one day, to go beyond fear....

I felt like only fellow DU peeps understood me.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:23 PM

39. *this*

I joined right after they stole Ohio...I was so bereft and DU was my comfort and my church and my well of knowledge. I wouldn't be the person I am today without DU. I have been here a long time and am also one of the "quiet DU'ers". I don't post much - but do read the "greatest" and breaking every single day.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:41 AM

16. this place has been wonderful, for me, for almost 8 years ! nt

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:45 AM

18. Cheers, Faygo Kid.

"Long Time DUers, too......We've shared our unshakable opposition to an awful war in Iraq, our losses of those who have mattered to us, and our appreciation of those that are still with us, and those we hope to be with for years to come..."


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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:48 AM

19. should I say hi in both threads?

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:32 AM

20. Enjoy our beautiful city!

Great post and enjoy paradise!

Julie

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:49 AM

29. Thank you, and thanks for the great weather!

Please take credit for it. What a gorgeous day.

The goal: Two years to semi-retirement and move up here for good, from DC. Thinking Old Mission Peninsula would work for us.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:43 AM

21. Cool, a geezer apreciation thread! Barkeep, a round of Geritol for everyone!

Oh stop... you better know we love ya. If you could indulge me in a bit of selfishness: Each time one of you elders fades away the DU is diminished, so stop doing that ok? Thank you very much for your guidance and in my case your patience.

Reaching even further back to our founding fathers: from your hobby back in 01 to your full time jobs today, thank you for keeping this phenomenon going. You three have had a most profound effect on thousands of us and in so doing have undoubtedly had a profound effect on American Politics. Thank You Very Much for that.

chknltl,
PROUD MEMBER OF THE BIG DU FAMILY.

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Response to chknltl (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:53 AM

37. Hey. I Resemble That Remark

I'm one of the geezers, i supposed. Been here when the place was a just a few months old. Don't post as much as i used to, but read here every day.


Thanks for the shout out.
GAC

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:50 AM

22. Thank you!

I joined the first or second week this thing was around...and still read almost daily, even if I don't post much. This place is the best!





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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:51 AM

23. I hope I count, Faygo. nt

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:27 AM

24. : ) Your OP made me smile and brought tears to my eyes.

I agree that we DUers rock and I miss our Lion terribly.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:23 AM

25. Lovely post, thanks for posting...n/t

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:43 AM

26. Been here since Al Gore won and I was told to "Get over it."

I read DU everyday and post a little, but I often wondered if anyone even knew that I was here but me. Thanks for your great post. I recognize many names here.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:53 AM

27. Speaking of long-time DUers....

Has there been anything from SwampRat? I loved his artwork. He made a post or two after Katrina saying he was OK, then nothing...

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:33 AM

28. Props to long-time DUers.

Love ya.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:58 AM

30. We have shared a lot, haven't we?

DU has changed a lot in the 10 years I've been here; through the Bush years, the wars, Obama.....despite the changes, Skinner and crew have managed to keep this place together, and I find myself here just about every day, at least reading. Best place for news on the net.

I LOVE DU, and I love still seeing posts from DUers who were here when I first joined.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:59 AM

31. DU Rec...



Sid

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:26 AM

32. K&R for the elders!

When I first stumbled on this site in 2004 I would check it out every few days. As I read more and more of the posts I started to see so many people out there who were as confused and outraged as I was by what they saw happening to our country. I no longer felt as alone. Believe me, I felt very alone as I am sure many of us did in the early 2000's.
We are still in shock from that decade. Reeling from the insanity of it all and the swift fall we took both as a country and as a people.
The road back is going to be long, hard and all uphill. Luckily, the people I now read daily here seem to be well equipped with the desire to climb that mountain.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:40 AM

34. 11 years and counting.

May 2001.

K&R, and thanks for the lovely note

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:51 AM

36. He will live forever

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:57 AM

38. k&r for us oldtimers!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:33 PM

40. I feel so old

Thanks Faygo Kid.

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