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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:43 PM

Now I think it's time for a break

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It's been over ten years here. Been in a lot of fights, some I've started, some not. Have stood up for my Union and my manufacturer every day i've been here. Came close to being rombstoned numerous times. But I watched the end of the domination of the Right from DU and nowhere else.


Been without power for 10 days. They are telling us maybe Sunday. Instead of trying to find a place to WATCH the momentous occasion Tuesday night, I tried to post from my car on my netbook driving around looking for a hot spot. Just so I could post here. Today I thought, why. Why did I allow myself to miss the victory we all worked and hoped for. (By the way I said he'd win big months ago, look it up). I'll never get that opportunity again. That pissed me off A LOT. I wanted to be here but I couldn't. 120 minutes on a charge doesn't work well when the election lasts till nearly midnight.

DU has changed. I hate the jury system with a passion. I miss our mods, some of the brightest, fairest, hardest working people I've ever known (love you Cbayer & NYCskip). I hate how the gun crowd has permeated DU. I hate how the anti-Union, anti-Buy American crowd has gained a BIG foothold. Hate, a strong word, but what's happening leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

I KNOW there have been intruders here who have tried their worst to get elders tombstoned ( they succeeded a couple of times) and I KNOW they tried to disenchant us about the prospects of Obama's reelection. I know they tried to divide us. They fucking lost, here and in the election.

In the days since I've lost power I've spent very little time here. Except for news, I didn't have a need to stick around. That kinda sucks, but we all move on. I am sick, I work where I am not appreciated, and hopefully in three years I can get Medicare and go somewhere else. My eyesight in my remaining eye is weakening, and when I can't drive I lose work. And computers are my life. Along with Chevrolet's.

I KNOW there will be a bunch of 'don't let the door hit ya' comments, but I don't give a fuck. I survived Bush+ to see Obama become a two-term President, and in the end, I won. I've been here since 2001 actually. But it's break time.

To some very very good friends, I will be around, but you'll have to carry my torch for me. I am tired.

All my best

DB

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Reply Now I think it's time for a break (Original post)
DainBramaged Nov 2012 OP
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #1
leftstreet Nov 2012 #2
loli phabay Nov 2012 #6
liberalmuse Nov 2012 #3
sabrina 1 Nov 2012 #4
Horse with no Name Nov 2012 #5
malaise Nov 2012 #7
GentryDixon Nov 2012 #8
LiberalAndProud Nov 2012 #9
PD Turk Nov 2012 #10
Mira Nov 2012 #11
trof Nov 2012 #12
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #13
codjh9 Nov 2012 #14
n2doc Nov 2012 #15
MoonRiver Nov 2012 #16
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #17
cliffordu Nov 2012 #18
TBF Nov 2012 #19
Indpndnt Nov 2012 #20
Hekate Nov 2012 #21
Window Nov 2012 #22
SnohoDem Nov 2012 #23
OhioChick Nov 2012 #24
Generic Other Nov 2012 #25
ProSense Nov 2012 #26
kentuck Nov 2012 #27
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #28
nenagh Nov 2012 #29
lunatica Nov 2012 #30
jsr Nov 2012 #31
taterguy Nov 2012 #32
tomm2thumbs Nov 2012 #33

Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:45 PM

1. yeah, i know how ya feel

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:45 PM

2. Who tried to rombstone you, and what is it? n/t

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:50 PM

6. lol a rhombus shaped casket.

 

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:46 PM

3. Please don't leave.

Please! I've enjoyed your posts for 10 years, well, it seems like you've been here as long as or even longer than I have. I don't want the door to hit you on the way out. I don't want you to even open that door.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:47 PM

4. No 'hit the door' comment from me!



Take care of yourself.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:48 PM

5. FWIW...you are a bright spot and selfishly, I ask you not to go

but if you must, I understand...I had to leave for awhile too.


You have always fought the good fight...always and I suspect you always will.

Hang in there.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:51 PM

7. I hope you return when your power returns

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:51 PM

8. I have only been here since 2008

and don't post much, but I do spend hours a day reading the posts. I always respected your opinion. Take care and best to you in your next venture.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:54 PM

9. May you be refreshed and renewed.

Time passes. I realized recently that my oldest granddaughter will be eligible to vote for the first time in the next presidential election. Our cause is just and the battle continues. We won this time, and that is good.

Recharge. Renew. Come back.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:54 PM

10. romstoned?

ruh roh!!

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:54 PM

11. I will miss you - and hope for your return

Be as well as you can manage. I can feel your fatigue. Things will improve because they must.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:54 PM

12. Dain, I've had that feeling too.

Yep, sometimes you need a break.
Take a knee.
For a while.
But come back.
I have.
You will.
We need you.

That's some seriously bad shit you're going through.
During Hurricane Ivan (the worst I've experienced on the gulf coast since 1993) we lost power for three days.


Your posts are one of the few that I automatically 'click' on.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:56 PM

13. You're awesome, dude, and a treasure to this board

Seriously.

Do what ya gotta do, but we need folks like you. been here 10 years plus myself, since before 9/11, though under different screen names. I usually do the whole "Don't let the door hitcha..." thing, but not in this case.

Keep on, brother.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:57 PM

14. I was on a lot before 2008's election, then off a lot due to a million reasons, then back, but

you sound like a real, true blue DUer to me... hang in there, and I wish you the best.

But yes, I think I've already encountered the 'gun element' on here you speak of, which surprised me. But if any of them read this post, let me add this: while I don't like guns myself, and think they're at the root of all kinds of bad shit, I'm also not stupid or unrealistic. What that means is that I don't see any big changes whatsoever in 'gun control' ... I laugh at the right-wingers who constantly wring their hands about that, go buy more guns & ammo, blah blah. Why? Because in a country with tons of people with tons of guns, I don't think anyone could change it much even if they had a lot of power and wanted to. So I think it's a mostly-moot point.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:57 PM

15. Rest, Recharge, Return!

Hope to see you in the future. We have lost too many of the unique, old (in net-years) voices here.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:59 PM

16. I'm sorry, but I do understand.

Been here since 2002, when DU helped keep me sane after Dimwit was selected. I went through hell during the 2008 primaries as a Hillary supporter, and really thought that would be the end of me here. But, I'm still here, just not as connected as I used to be.

It's petty, but what really hacked me off recently was when my adorable walrus post was removed from GD, because it was supposedly Lounge stuff. That, despite the fact that every month we have a photo contest, with equally fluff content. For some reason those posts are allowed. Peeps LOVED that walrus picture and nobody could understand why they removed it. In the old days we were allowed to post feel good stuff in GD, because, after all, it is a GENERAL discussion forum.

Not the same DU, indeed.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:00 PM

17. Take a break

And keep your chin up.

And yes, the place has changed

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:01 PM

18. Get a good rest and come back

DU will always need you.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:05 PM

19. Elections are only a small part of politics in my view,

but everyone needs a break from time to time.

Take care of yourself.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:07 PM

20. Oh, I hear you. I'm just back from a break I took in 2008 after 5 years here.

Such a long break that I had forgotten my password and no longer had access to my old email account, so couldn't get into my old account here. So, I'm a brand new me!

Take as long as you need and enjoy yourself. Decompress. Believe me, it's worth it. It took until two months before this election for me to finally realize I was missing daily discussions of politics and just about everything else here.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:10 PM

21. Dain, I was gone for two years

I came back for this election, because it is pretty lively around here, after all. But other times that I lurked before then I always regretted it sooner or later, because of the very things you mention. The persistent undermining irrational hatred of President Obama was well tolerated here, and I think will be again now that the election is over. Friends of mine were disappeared.

You are making me reconsider my decision to return -- I now know where else I can go, including just walking away from the computer.

Same with you. Take a break. Your friends will miss you, but they and you will go on. I'm sure you've been told this before, but do give a look at Democrats for Progress: it is much more low-key than DU and you will find some old friends there too.

Other than that, be sure to take care of your health, Dain. Best of luck,

Hekate






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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:17 PM

22. I understand you are feeling overwhelmed, with your personal problems

and the strain leading up to the election, but please just take a little break and then come back home. I'll keep you and yours in my prayers. See you soon. Peace.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:24 PM

23. Take a break

Rest. Do stuff.

I'll miss your posts, but you gotta take care of yourself.

DU has changed and it gets damn ugly around here as we all get tense and paranoid before an election and we really do get a lot of trolls about that time.

Please take care and please check in from time to time.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:34 PM

24. Take a break and then come back

We all need a break once in a while.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:36 PM

25. Sorry to see you go

I have appreciated hearing your views over the years.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:40 PM

26. Best wishes.

Stay warm, keep cool and consider returning.

You'll be missed.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:50 PM

27. DB

We have talked a lot about the FOX "bubble" but I could see DU going into the same bubble?

Take care. Best of luck. See you down the road.

kentuck

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:51 PM

28. I am comparatively new. But I took the summer off from DU. Most of the off time was

forced, I was deep into a business venture. Take some time off, go snow skiing, cross-country skiing or sledding if you live near snow. Chill out on the beach if you live in a sunny place near water. Go visit another country that you have wanted to visit or travel around the USA if you can afford those efforts. Good luck, we will keep a log warm for you.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:10 AM

29. Dear DainBramaged...I hope you get power back soon...

And return to DU when things are more normalized for you....

It is just depressing to watch neighborhoods get power before power is finally restored to your own home...

I always enjoyed your posts as well... Take good care...

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:05 AM

30. Just yesterday I started a thread where because of depression

I stayed away from DU for months after Bush was 're-elected'. Go in peace, and after a while you might feel like returning because this place is educational if nothing else. It's a one stop location for all you crave to know about what's going on.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:28 AM

31. Take care

and come back whenever you can.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:30 AM

32. Nice post, Driver 8

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:34 PM

33. Hang in there DB!!


You'll get power back and hopefully be able to recharge all your batteries - computers and otherwise. A refresher is always a good thing and a break from DU sounds like just the thing you are after - so have at it, come back when it feels right and we'll see ya around.

Lots of folks around here will be keeping an eye out for ya!

T2T

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