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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:52 PM

Is DU gonna go into DefCon mode tonight the way we used to on DU2?

Or is that not a real concern with DU3?

Ah, the good old days, I remember them well...sig lines temporarily not visible and avatars, too, IIRC...

I thought DU was a lot of fun during those times...even tho we were going thru some tough stuff together...we had each other to console/rejoice with...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:03 PM

1. I've been on support group websites

This is no support group website. I do not feel like I have a family here. There is too much bullying. I continue to come here to post my opinion on things. I have let myself be run off this website by bullies before. I felt emboldened by the news anchor in Wisconsin to not let the bullies win. Do I feel like we console/rejoice with one another? No. I'm sure in these final weeks there will be even more bullying, even more nasty comments trying to silence anyone who disagrees. Ooooh, you better watch it. If we disagree, Obama may not get elected. That is a false boogeyman. We can disagree on policy issues and still elect Obama. I don't have to like everything Obama does. I don't have to like everything any democrat does. We better brace ourselves. It's about to get nasty. Cat fight anyone? Lets' break out the popcorn.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:07 PM

2. So am I to assume you don't like the part of the TOS that says not to be spouting

RW talking points left and right? Or maybe you just like to stir up trouble??

Most of us here like each other AND support our president. And can refrain from flamebait.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:16 PM

5. I see you pre-date me here by a couple of months...way back in 2004...

it was good to have DU then. I felt real community here, not at all divisive and mean spirited. Yes, there was some bitterness for Hillary supporters after the primaries in 2008, but mostly folks got over it. And Hillary is regarded today as a tower of strength!

I'm glad we have DU...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:38 PM

11. Those were different times.

However, I think it appeared the past here had more unity simply because in 2004, Democrats controlled nothing.

They didn't have the House, the Senate, and they would go on to lose the White House again to George W. Bush. It's easy to be on the same page when the whole party is merely trying to gain some seats, as opposed to exercising power once it has the majority.

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Response to Selatius (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:01 PM

14. Yes, they were different times and yes, success often brings more, not less, discord.

But nothing stays the same...nor should it...

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:15 PM

3. Not entirely sure that really is a answer to the question posted, however

someone seems to be on a roll here.........

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:46 PM

12. +1 to that

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:18 PM

6. Are you sure you

posted in reply to the OP you planned on? This doesn't seem all that related to the OP.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:21 PM

7. I thought I was going to get an answer to the op...instead I find nothing of the sort here.

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Response to shraby (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:27 PM

9. I really don't know what happened, but I thought I'd get a different response too...

Funny...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:24 PM

8. I still fondly remember the night Keith Olbermann almost killed DU

His Labor Day Katrina rant.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:31 PM

10. Checking OP. Yep, that's what I thought you asked.

Advanced search gets turned off during high traffic here, but that's the only DefCon condition I've noticed to date. I want to know the answer. Will we be bereft of sig lines and avatars tonight?

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Response to LiberalAndProud (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:49 PM

13. Thanks. I didn't know whether DefCon was a thing of the past. I imagine tonight will be a super

high traffic night.

There are a lot of nervous people here today...and I am one of them.

I fell asleep during the Republican Convention, woke up after it was over and went on DU (with great trepidation). Then I saw the threads about Clint Eastwood and the chair. I went back to bed VERY relieved...

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