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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:42 PM

Stephanie Miller read my DU post on air this morning :0)

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One thing I love about DU is that you never know how broad of an audience your essays and postings might reach. You might spend all day on an essay and get 5 recs and 2 comments. Then you write something else that takes two minutes of frantic angry typing that suddenly is on the front page with a gazillion comments.

In my early days of DU I remember seeing one of my DU posts being republished on a larger website and I was really thrilled. My recent post "That crying you hear is the Republican Party. That crunching you hear is Obama eating their lunch" (which is number two on the Greatest Threads and sitting pretty on the front page of DU http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022117532 ) just had a wonderful thing happen. Stephanie Miller read some of the post on air. I did not get to hear it and I am not sure how much got read but I am very very very proud to say this:

I am always very grateful when I see the comments and recs on my DU posts. Not all of my posts are smart or pretty but I do try to write out of the box and share thoughtful essays on politics and life in general. I share personal information and opinions and I put myself out there to take a beating sometimes. But DU is a unique voice in the political system. We are, in many ways, all that is left of the tradition of the press holding government responsible. I have noticed that DU often breaks stories or is the venue that small-town issues or regional politics often break nationally. Hell, Earl G. can often change the tenor of a national issue with one picture and a smarmy (sorry) comment.

I am very proud to be part of DU. I am proud that my writings and musings often generate a conversation that often opens my eyes up further and further with each comment.

If you heard the Stephanie Miller broadcast, I would love to hear how it went and what the reaction was, if any. Like I said, I missed it, but I'm thrilled to be part of the conversation!!!! If anyone can fill me in, I'd love to hear it. (edit: I've been told she read about half of my post--wow--it was a long essay)

DU ROCKS. (and, the best part of my post being shared is I'd made a little plug for Wishadoo on the bottom of the post so hopefully Wishadoo will get a little traffic. They are trying to help a DUer pay to fix his daughter's wheelchair van so I can only hope that a few more people might donate to make this happen. (hint hint) http://www.wishadoo.org/wishlist/139/help-for-new-engine-for-disabled-van/

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Reply Stephanie Miller read my DU post on air this morning :0) (Original post)
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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:43 PM

1. Please link to your earlier post, Don

Good for you.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:54 PM

6. Done--added it to the OP

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:45 PM

2. Good work! . . . from just an old-timer around here, but I have noticed you too.

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:02 PM

8. Thanks much patrice!

I used to be here--just lurking and reading, finally joined, then took a break, then came back. So i'm not an old-timer...but I have been around a while. :0)

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:12 PM

35. You have a quality I think of as soul, to me, it's mind:heart:mind:heart . . . together.

Happy New Year, DonRedwood!

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Response to patrice (Reply #35)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:16 PM

37. What a wonderful thing to get to read!

Well, thank you so much for making a really great day that much better. :0)

I do try to let my heart be in charge of my brain as much as possible. Not always the easiest route, but usually the better one.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #37)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:34 PM

43. I used to teach high school, seniors mostly, have also worked for NCIS Pearson,

on a contractual basis for writing assessments being used in public education, so I have don't lots of writing instruction & evaluation.

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Response to patrice (Reply #43)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:15 PM

54. I wrote speeches, then worked for a magazine and then went into advertising

The advertising money was HUGE but I hated it. So I quit and swore I would never write for a living again. At least not that kind of writing.

I think I got excited to hear she read my essay because, generally, I still have that speech writing style that makes much more sense when it is read outloud vs. in your head reading. Another DUer said she read it to her husband.

So, it has been a really fun day for me, to say the least. :0)

(p.s. yay for teachers!)

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #54)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:32 PM

77. Thank you! & Yay, for people who care about communicating the truth well!

I'm mostly a commenter around here. I'm comfortable with that role, because I'm good at asking questions.

So, I really value those of you who put your time and effort into developing a piece fully.

Maybe I should take up a project of my own, but for the time being I'm just glad to see good stuff that is also a pleasure to read.

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Response to patrice (Reply #77)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:23 PM

84. I love reading other people's essays and stories

And always appreciate it when people share. Though, it has been difficult with all the rape issues as of late. So many people share such in depth painful memories in the comments section and I feel awful to read some of those and not leave a supportive comment for each and every person sharing. It seems wrong to read something so personal and not acknowledge it but it seems crazy to leave 30 comments about comments on someone else's post.

But the comments are where I do much of my learning and where I have found many of my favorite DUers. CaliforniaPeggy very rarely posts OPs but her comments have made her a favorite. Lol...I even have a few favorites who seem to bust my chops on every single post...but, they have taught me think more carefully, not judge too quickly and, certainly, to be a better typer.

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Response to patrice (Reply #35)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:56 PM

74. Better than I could say it, I agree that Don's a wonderful human being.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #74)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:50 PM

78. I just believe in sharing.

but it can make a huge difference.

And thank you. Very kind.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:51 PM

3. I heard her and was going to post

but I got sidetracked

Damn this job!!!

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:09 PM

10. How much did she read? Just curious

I can't help wondering what part of it she read--what part of it made enough impact for her to share it.

:0) Killin' me!

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:31 PM

21. I'd say she read about 1/2 of it.

I had read it earlier, and when I heard her reading it I followed along. All said and done a good half of your essay was read on air. Congratulations!

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:21 PM

40. Holy Cow...it was a long piece too!

Thank you again for filling me in. :0)

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:53 PM

4. Big Love to you...







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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:23 PM

14. :0) My absolute pleasure

An unexpected benefit for you I hope! :0)

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:53 PM

5. DU rocks because of DUers like you, Don. You're thoughtful, sensitive, and personal.

And every time I read you (most often without reply), you bring a smile or a happy tear to my face. You're one of my DU favs, and I know I'm not alone in feeling as I do.

Good on YOU, Don. You make DU proud, and DU is proud of YOU!! K&R

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:56 PM

7. One well-stated post can have

a large impact. Keep up the great posts, DonRedwood!

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:18 PM

56. Very true.

I had a post go over 10,000 views once. 10,000! That's quite a platform to share your opinions and views!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:03 PM

9. I was listening :D !!!!!

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Response to jillan (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:17 PM

12. Can you share any details?

I'm curious what part she read! The thing is huge so I can't imagine she read more than just a little part. :0) Do you remember what she read?

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:40 PM

23. To the best of my recollection


"The crying you hear is the Republican Party who has just come to the realization that they have had their asses handed to them on a plate.

This is the new Republican World:

They are at an all-time low in unpopularity. Root canals and Republicans are loved equally in the United States.

They are in the middle of a civil war. Neither side can win without the support of the other. Their united front that has stayed firm from the Reagan area until now just fell apart.

"The Republican hate for Obama has blinded them. They have reached this pinnacle of power through carefully hiding their agenda behind propaganda and Fox News. President Obama lured them out into the open with his carefully crafted chess game where he played the weak bird with the broken wing. Flap, flap, "look at me! I'm practically a lame duck!" Obama lured them out into the open and in their haste to not get trapped, he managed to trip them up and split their party."

"The crazy thing about this is that Obama set this trap last year. Remember, the Republicans came out of the first fiscal cliff hurting. It was like watching some idiot on YouTube shooting himself in the foot. So, Obama agreed to put things off and stepped back. I can't help but wonder if he didn't think to himself "These dillweeds just did it once. I wonder if they would fall for it again?" See, he set the same trap twice. And the Republicans walked right into it and just shot themselves in the other foot. And, WTF? Did Obama just manage to get them to agree to shoot themselves again in a few months when we go through this again? My brother used to try to talk me into touching the electric fence when I was a kid. He got me to do it once. He got my less bright cousin to do it twice. Obama just talked them into touching the fence a third time. "

"So, that crying you hear is the Republican Party crying because their huge over-reaches, brought on by what they thought was a broken-winged lame duck President (luring them out again--flap flap), have finally brought their party to a civil war. They have just passed taxes. Leadership is under question. They feel like they did when they announced Romney didn't win afterall."





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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:47 PM

25. Thank you so much!!

I was really curious what part she read. :0) It seems a lot of people heard it but nobody had shared yet what part.

Many thanks!!

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:55 PM

109. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Congrats, DonRedwood!!! I really appreciated that original post of yours - it does INDEED deserve a much wider audience! It's important that MORE of this gets out. The better to reinforce some shaky people who feel this way, too, but think they're all alone out there. They need to know that they are anything BUT alone in their feelings.

Part of our problem in this country, for a LONG time, has been that ALL WE'VE BEEN HEARING since the 90s is NON-STOP CONservative claptrap, lies, distortions, misrepresentations of what it means to be a liberal, hell - they don't even respect the very name of our party! That's been going on, around the clock, on radio and then also on cable outlets like Pox Noise and CNN which scrambles to bring on as much wrong-of-center representation on camera as though they were trying to be Pox Noise Lite. That audience now, though, is dead and dying, as we've all since realized.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:01 PM

93. She read most of it as proof that there are alot of liberals that were in favor of the deal..

She was talking to someone that was against the deal.

I have to confess that I work out of the home and always have either Current or Msnbc on as background noise & when I hear something that catches my interest, I tune into what was being said.
So I did miss what she said beforehand... but when I heard Democratic Underground and she mentioned your thread, I noticed
And she did read quite a bit.

You are now the official DUer of the Stephanie Miller show. Take a bow!

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Response to jillan (Reply #93)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:25 AM

107. Thank you Jillan! I wondered how it came up

Kind of exciting to have your work read nationally :0)

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Response to jillan (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:17 PM

82. So was I...

Listening on my iPhone in my car.

Woot!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:13 PM

11. Good job!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:22 PM

13. it was a great essay!

I'd never read you before. Glad this one caught my eye!!!!!!!!!

And now it's caught a lot of ears....thats great!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:23 PM

15. Congrats, Don!

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Response to bunnies (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:05 PM

64. thanks bunnies! i can't always turn to a rabbit with a pancake when I need a pick me up!

So I had to do some DU posting!

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #64)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:14 PM

67. lol! You *know* Im saving that!

Might even be my new avatar!

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Response to bunnies (Reply #67)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:15 PM

68. The painter sells them on ebay!

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #68)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:31 PM

72. omg. mr. bunnies is gonna be SO pleased...

when I cover the walls with pancake bunnies. Ill blame you.

edit: evilgrin NOT evilgin haha different topic entirely.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #72)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:55 PM

79. somewhere I saw a rather annoyed looking chicken wearing a pancake and thought of you

perhaps a friend of yours?

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:24 PM

16. Yes I heard it.

Great that she mentioned DU.

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Response to gholtron (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:27 PM

18. Excellent! I missed it so didn't know if she had done that or not.

Nobody has told me yet how much she read or how she introduced it. :0) Got time to share?

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Response to gholtron (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:52 PM

29. And a hearty welcome to DU!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:27 PM

17. Hearing right now on the DVR

I read the piece yesterday and loved it. Congrats, Don - very cool way to start off a new year!

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Response to NICO9000 (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:35 PM

60. thank you!

I'm hoping to find a webclip and hear it myself!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:28 PM

19. I heard it!

I heard her mention DU and then read the comment.

Everyone there thought it was funny and laughed.

Maybe that's why Road Flare Mary was so pissy this morning.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:03 PM

31. good to hear they were laughing!

with me, of course, not at me!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:57 PM

91. Road Flare Mary is always pissy

And totally ignorant, but that's why she is Road Flare Mary.

HER I heard this morning ... Donredwood's piece? THAT I didn't get to hear. Rats!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:28 PM

20. That's because you are awesome!

And the post was awesome, too!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:33 PM

22. Possibly about the time she was reading it,

I was reading it to my husband. I think it probably gave many a smile this morning.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:49 PM

27. :0) Glad I could be part of your morning!

What did we have for breakfast?

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #27)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:17 PM

38. Your delicious words... what else??

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Response to tavernier (Reply #38)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:59 PM

49. I was hoping for bacon. I've been on a diet since...well, Jan 22, 2012.

sigh...I sure do miss bacon.

(my yogurt and almond breakfast was tasty but bacon would have been heavenly)

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #49)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:05 PM

52. Bacon and eggs on Sundays in this house

We needed that rule or we would eat nothing else. But you're invited to join us on Sundays. (and once in a while I walk over to the French bakery and get chocolate croissants for dessert. I love Sundays)

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Response to tavernier (Reply #52)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:30 PM

58. such cruelty!!

my staff and I meet at a greasy spoon once a week for breakfast before work. Everyone eats bacon and eggs.... I have the (horrible) oatmeal.

Sigh...so unless you want me watching you eat that chocolate croissant while i weep and choke down oats, I'd better pass.

:0) (my cholesterol is 77 though so it is worth it )

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #58)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:01 AM

99. Oats here too Mon - Sat

I eat my oatmeal dry with some canned fruit over it bcuz I just can't swallow the vile stuff when it is cooked. But it does lower cholesterol for shore!

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Response to tavernier (Reply #99)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:09 AM

105. raw with canned fruit!?! You are one tough.....

oh man....I don't think I could do that! I have to choke them down as it is!

(though cooked with a banana and a little maple syrup is pretty darned ok)

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #105)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:51 PM

110. Not at all... dry oats are one of the ingredients in mueslix

but a box of mueslix costs a small fortune. I add my own almond or walnut pieces, some flax, dried cranberries, and Voila!! Try it, try it, Sam I am!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:46 PM

24. I think Olbermann used to read this forum. I posted something here once that ended up on his show.

(I used to be Kerry-is-my-prez but changed my name for obvious reasons.)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x107088

kerry-is-my-prez (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-02-07 12:28 AM
Original message
O'Reilly speaking at a benefit for The Natl Center for Missing & Exploited Children

in my town - Naples Florida. Someone wrote a letter to the editor about how crazy this is.

First, they have Mark Foley as an ombudsman - NOW Bill O'Reilly is involved with them. When are they going to learn? They really need to look into this group. AND to top it all off - Foley is from this area so you'd think they'd be very carful in selecting people who are involved with their group.

Maybe they think they are supposed to actually exploit and abuse the children instead of fighting against it.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2007/jan/31/letters_edit...

‘Escape was easy’?

Editor, Daily News:

Brent Batten’s Sunday column quoted Bill O’Reilly’s remarks on national TV about the recently rescued 14-year-old Shawn Hornbeck in Missouri.

Batten’s article is quoted here: “In a Jan. 17 commentary, O’Reilly intimated that Hornbeck was complicit in his own captivity by not taking one of the many chances he had to escape. ‘It is hard for me to believe that a normal kid would stay in a horrible environment when escape was easy, especially if the child had confidence in his parents,’ O’Reilly said.”

These comments by O’Reilly are not only totally insensitive, but show a complete lack of understanding about the dynamics of the relationships between child victims and their kidnappers.

And this is the man who has been invited to speak at a charity dinner here in Naples on March 9 for the benefit of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children?


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x168036


John Walsh to replace Bill O'Reilly as keynote speaker at NCMEC event
Reported by Chrish - February 9, 2007 -


From the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website, Collier County Florida:

Statement
Collier County, Florida Branch

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

February 9, 2007
In response to the numerous e-mails and inquiries we have received, we are providing the following update regarding the Collier County, Florida branch fundraising dinner scheduled for March 9, 2007 in Naples, Florida. Bill O’Reilly, host of The O’Reilly Factor, will not be a speaker at the dinner. The dinner will be held as scheduled. John Walsh, host of America’s Most Wanted, will be the keynote speaker.

We would like to thank everyone for their comments and e-mails.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:47 PM

26. Congrats. I was watching the show when she was reading the comment. I laughed. Way

 

to go DU. This is definitely one of the blogs to read for sure.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:51 PM

28. Don. She probably has a podcast that you can subscribe to (if you want to hear the segment).

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:03 PM

30. I heard it too!

I was totally proud of you and DU. This made me think that our message is making some wide ripples in the pond. Good job!

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Response to rowdyjesus (Reply #30)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:17 PM

39. Hey there RowdyJ--a big welcome to DU!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:05 PM

32. I heard it today

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Reply #32)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:14 PM

81. i'm union too :0)

always glad to entertain a teamster!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:10 PM

33. k&r

Nicely done!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:10 PM

34. basically propaganda in favor of the deal

is being catapaulted all over the place.

We get screwed and then played for fools as we are encouraged to cheer for our betrayal and the betrayers.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #34)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:51 PM

62. just my opinion

but you can call it propaganda if it makes you happy.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #62)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:12 PM

66. the way propaganda works

is that first it is disseminated

Obama claims that keeping 78% of the Bush tax cuts is a "middle class" tax relief.

Other people swallow this propaganda because there are very few voices saying "the Emperor has no clothes".

And even when those voices speak up, they are just shouted down and jeered back into silence.

Then the people who have swallowed the propaganda, repeat it as their own opinion.

Then it gets put on the radio so gullible listeners will believe it too.

In this manner, the lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has even put its boots on.

Especially when the lie benefits the powerful.

Does it make me happy that my homies on DU play a part in this farce?

Not in the slightest. Quite the opposite.

And THAT is my opinion. I see what I see.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:15 PM

36. You are a great DUer

Bravo!

Rec

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Response to malaise (Reply #36)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:34 PM

85. as are you buddy, as are you!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:30 PM

41. Woo hoo! nt

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:33 PM

42. Congratulations! ...

... And many happy returns of this event!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:40 PM

44. You can reach many ears from here

Especially if you can write something that hits the zeitgeist that is happening, congrats to you!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:48 PM

45. That's great!

I read your original OP and rec'd it. It was awesome--thanks and congratulations. You make me proud to be a member of DU!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:49 PM

46. Congratulations, DonRedwood!

K&R

And I am very proud that you are a part of DU too! I listen to Stephanie on Current often, but this morning I missed her. I would have gone crazy with glee had I heard it. Will try to listen to the podcast this afternoon. Also will make a donation to wishadoo in your honor later today.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #46)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:01 PM

51. Very awesome about Wishadoo!!

OneGrassRoots had asked DUers to consider putting a blurb on the end of their posts to help get out the word. I'm just really glad I remembered to do it this time!

(and thank you very much for the kind words)

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:52 PM

47. I was listening to her this AM when she read it, it was music to my ears!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:57 PM

48. I heard her read it. First she said she wasn't

going to read the whole thing but it seems she did. She and the mooks were making positive comments and laughing while she read and paused then read some more.
It was very positive and good for you!

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #48)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:07 PM

53. Thank you for the new info!

I hadn't heard all that. :0) I used to write speeches all the time so I'm hoping it read well.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #53)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:55 PM

71. I think the show replays on Current TV today sometime.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #71)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:10 PM

86. argh!

i didn't think to check for a rerun...

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:00 PM

50. Damn. I missed it. My fucking Time Warner Cable dropped Current over the Al Jazeera purchase.

I normally DVR her show, but all I got was three hours of blank screen. Sucks. Too bad I got my phone and internet bundled with them or I'd switch to Direct TV. Bastards.

But on a positive note, congrats, DonRedwood!!!!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:15 PM

55. I was watching when she did!

Even I felt proud. It's kind of like a "reverse with a half twist" of the old Groucho Marx remark...I'm proud to be a member of a club that would have someone like you as a member! BTW, she and the guys loved it.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #55)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:42 PM

61. lol...groucho might have had it right!

I like to think I'm at least somewhat terrible to be around.
:0)

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:21 PM

57. nice

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:30 PM

59. I heard her reading it. Awesome.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:54 PM

63. DonRedwood: Try contacting Chris Lavoie

He is the show producer. There is a chance that he might be able to get you a clip of that segment. Tell him you were the author of the piece. You can get his email at the show website.

I heard it as well, and it was great to see some DU love.

Well don, sir!
Raine

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #63)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:04 PM

87. thanks!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:09 PM

65. Congratulations Don WTG.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:22 PM

70. The only radio or tv talk show

I've ever listened to was a radio show streamed from Florida...by a DUer.

In MY early days, some of us kept a thread up during the show and called in each week. When the show's airtime was changed, I could no longer listen or call in. I kept up a donation until my pay was cut by 1/3, and then could no longer donate, either.

I haven't seen Guy James here at DU in a very long time, or any mention of his show, but I remember how great it was to hear fellow DUers on live-streaming radio. Congratulations on having your post make the big time!

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Response to LWolf (Reply #70)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:37 AM

100. Guy James still going looks like.

He has a show you can stream:

http://www.theguyjamesshow.com/

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #100)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:05 AM

102. He's still going,

just not here on DU. When his archive links are active, I can listen. I can't listen to the live show because I'm at work when he's on.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:43 PM

73. Wow, how cool is that?

congrats! I'd be thrilled also!

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #73)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:19 PM

95. It was a nice pat on the back

That's for sure :0)

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:55 PM

75. Steph rules.

Fact.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:07 PM

76. yes she did!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:55 PM

80. Congratulations!

And yes, DU most definitely rocks!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:22 PM

83. Way to go, Don! ..The Stephanie Miller show has to be the funniest progresive

radio talk show ever....She used to be a stand-up comic.

.Did you know that she is the daughter of Congressman William E. Miller, who Barry Goldwater picked as his running mate in 1964?

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #83)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:40 PM

89. I did not!

no idea whatsoever.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:38 PM

88. I heard it and said, YAY! nt

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:48 PM

90. I heard it too. Excellent!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:00 PM

92. I heard that actually watched it on CurrentTV

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:05 PM

94. Awesome, DonRedwood!!!

That is SO cool to get on Stephanie Miller!!!! Sadly, I missed hearing it this morning. I had people in my office, so missed a big chunk of the show. (I listen while working at my computer.) The other sad part is the segment I did hear involved the right-wing caller known as Road Flare Mary. She makes my head hurt in less than a minute.

So that makes me doubly sad that I missed hearing your post read aloud.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:43 PM

96. I love this comment quoted below from the OP.



quote:
"One thing I love about DU is that you never know how broad of an audience your essays and postings might reach. You might spend all day on an essay and get 5 recs and 2 comments. Then you write something else that takes two minutes of frantic angry typing that suddenly is on the front page with a gazillion comments. "
End quote



I love how often that is the case. You truly just never know what people are going to find interesting.

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Reply #96)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:59 PM

97. or be offended by!

Lordy I have made some people mad on here before.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:07 AM

98. You can download the show's

podcast at White Rose Society.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:01 AM

101. Violation of your copyright in your post, although apparently, you don't mind that she and her

station made money on her reading it, but you made no money writing it.

Making money off something you produced by repeating all of it--as opposed to a small percentage of it violated your copyright in your post. Indeed, your copyright in your post was violated even if no commercial aspect had been involved.


If you're happy about that, though, I'm ecstatic about it.

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Response to merrily (Reply #101)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:11 AM

106. I'm OK with it....

I want the message out there to share...I personally am happy to not be out there. :0)

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #106)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:58 PM

111. Then I am fine with it, too.

I just wanted to flag the issue.

Unless there is a specific agreement to the contrary, posters do own the copyright in their posts, though, by posting at DU, they do give certain rights to DU. But, when people on the radio, or even on other boards, use a whole post, they are violating the author's copyright.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:07 AM

103. That is because you are infinitely awesome.

And I always love your posts. And this was one of your best.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:07 AM

104. Standing Ovation!

Bravo! And I believe they posted it on her website!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:22 PM

108. knr - we liberals should stick together.

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