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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 04:47 PM

Why does anyone think we care that they got a job or that their cat died?

Because we do. We're a community, and we care about each other. That's part of what makes us liberals.

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Reply Why does anyone think we care that they got a job or that their cat died? (Original post)
Scuba Aug 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2013 #1
LeftofObama Aug 2013 #7
hlthe2b Aug 2013 #2
walkerbait41 Aug 2013 #3
Wait Wut Aug 2013 #4
Aristus Aug 2013 #5
bluesbassman Aug 2013 #6
kwassa Aug 2013 #8
In_The_Wind Aug 2013 #9
rug Aug 2013 #10
BlueJazz Aug 2013 #11
Spirochete Aug 2013 #24
winter is coming Aug 2013 #25
niyad Aug 2013 #12
gopiscrap Aug 2013 #13
Demo_Chris Aug 2013 #14
Boom Sound 416 Aug 2013 #15
babsbunny Aug 2013 #17
Boom Sound 416 Aug 2013 #18
winter is coming Aug 2013 #27
babsbunny Aug 2013 #60
babsbunny Aug 2013 #16
cal04 Aug 2013 #22
babsbunny Aug 2013 #61
asjr Aug 2013 #19
MiddleFingerMom Aug 2013 #20
BlancheSplanchnik Aug 2013 #56
Denninmi Aug 2013 #59
alarimer Aug 2013 #21
Skittles Aug 2013 #23
bucolic_frolic Aug 2013 #26
Scuba Aug 2013 #28
nomorenomore08 Aug 2013 #39
rhett o rick Aug 2013 #41
bucolic_frolic Aug 2013 #54
narnian60 Aug 2013 #47
bucolic_frolic Aug 2013 #55
hrmjustin Aug 2013 #29
AzDar Aug 2013 #30
winter is coming Aug 2013 #31
Phentex Aug 2013 #52
vlyons Aug 2013 #32
handmade34 Aug 2013 #33
Scuba Aug 2013 #35
cliffordu Aug 2013 #34
a la izquierda Aug 2013 #36
nolabear Aug 2013 #37
Rowdyboy Aug 2013 #38
Bertha Venation Aug 2013 #45
7962 Aug 2013 #51
nomorenomore08 Aug 2013 #40
rhett o rick Aug 2013 #42
duhneece Aug 2013 #43
Omnith Aug 2013 #44
Paladin Aug 2013 #46
Still Blue in PDX Aug 2013 #48
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2013 #49
Graybeard Aug 2013 #50
bearssoapbox Aug 2013 #53
life long demo Aug 2013 #57
Denninmi Aug 2013 #58
RiffRandell Aug 2013 #62

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 04:49 PM

1. Exactly right, my dear Scuba...

We ARE a community.

That's why I've stayed here......DU is my electronic family.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:52 PM

7. DU is my electronic family.

Mine too, CP! Mine too.

Some days I can't wait to log on just to see who's doing what and how hard I'm going to laugh.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 04:49 PM

2. ++++

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 04:54 PM

3. Well said

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:03 PM

4. It sucks.

I cry more reading stuff on DU than I do anywhere else. Yeah, I laugh more here, too. And, some of those tears are tears of joy. This emotion thing is a pain in the ass.




Love this place. THIS place in particular.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:08 PM

5. I'm glad I clicked. The title line seemed out of character.

Yes. We are a community. We laugh and we cry together; we celebrate and we mourn together. And we have lasted nearly fourteen years. I expect us to last another fourteen, too...

Like every community, some beloved members leave, and return. Others never come back. And still others are always here, forming the bedrock of our community.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:11 PM

6. "Because we do". Right to the point Scuba.

Thanks for posting this.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:57 PM

8. It is not what makes us liberals. It is what makes us human beings.

A capacity for empathy, and to be able to put ourselves in the shoes of others.

There are liberals without this quality. There are conservatives with this quality. And vice versa.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:02 PM

9. Just because we do.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:06 PM

10. I got fired so I killed my cat.

Who else can I tell?

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Response to rug (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:21 PM

11. Rug....LOL!

Oh me !

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Response to rug (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:27 PM

24. Sign a confession

Curiosity's going to end up taking the rap again, you know...

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Response to rug (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:33 PM

25. I got fired for killing the boss' cat.

How was I to know they were having an affair?

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:37 PM

12. k and r for ALL of you--yes, we ARE a community of laughter and tears and pain and outrage and

joy and every emotion that can be imagined. and THAT is why we are all still here. I thank this community for helping preserve what little is left of my sanity in these almost unbelievable times.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:48 PM

13. Exactly right

when all I saw was your headline, I was ready to pounce til I saw the text. Thanks!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:57 PM

14. Exactly right. I care. nt

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:58 PM

15. I'm not the most popular girl at the ball

And much of that is due to my own course and stubborn and fly-off-the-handle/hot head nature.

But I've really come enjoy DU and the folks here in my grind.



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Response to Boom Sound 416 (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:03 PM

17. Wow!

that is what I am too! Black sheep of the Family and all.........

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Response to babsbunny (Reply #17)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:07 PM

18. ...

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Response to babsbunny (Reply #17)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:34 PM

27. DU is a family of black sheep. n/t

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Response to winter is coming (Reply #27)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 07:25 PM

60. I like it here

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:01 PM

16. I just celebrated 26 years employed at one place

That is something!

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Response to babsbunny (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:17 PM

22. Congratulations babsbunny! That is something

I have been at my job for 28 years and it is something. Love my job and the kids that make everyday a special one

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Response to cal04 (Reply #22)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 07:27 PM

61. Yay!

we rock! headbang: :

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:12 PM

19. I've noticed when one of us is hurt, we see

a lot of DU extending arms to help us heal. I wish DU had been around in 1990.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:15 PM

20. I don't know how many of you know just how true you've made that for me. Thank you.

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I try to give back to the community, but I could never come
close to what you've given and done for me -- sometimes
directly...sometimes by reminding me what a very good person
is and does -- by the examples you set.
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 01:52 AM

56. amazing group of people here

Yes very true!

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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 01:51 PM

59. Yes, you do.

Humor is vital for keeping one's sanity. Trust me on that one!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:16 PM

21. Yes, I've gotten a lot of support here when things were going badly for me.

And sometimes all we need to do is vent. And this is good for that also.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:17 PM

23. absolutley

that's why I tell DUers who post tales of woe and despair, there is ALWAYS someone here on DU

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:34 PM

26. Cat Tales

A friend who stood me up told me recently her cat died.

I was none too sympathetic.

I told her the Chinese make cat soup.

She won't stand me up again because I won't hear from her.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #26)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:35 PM

28. How sad for you.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #28)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 02:06 AM

39. Yeah, that strikes me as pretty extreme. Even for a repeat offense.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #26)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 10:06 AM

41. I am guessing you dont like cats. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #41)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 06:13 PM

54. Actually I'm not opposed to cats, i even like a mild-mannered cat

but i am opposed to people who treat their pets better than people,
and not a big fan of being stood up.

I dated such an enthusiast, who was leaving all her life assets to
animal protection.

But people were like furniture, and she treated them with toxicity.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #26)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 12:47 PM

47. I don't get how your comment fits here

or anywhere for that matter.

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #47)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 06:17 PM

55. an explanation

Well I feel they fit here as a balance to the well-meaning though
naive idea that we're all harmonious and one big happy family.
There's a lot of conflict in life.

And they fit anywhere because unpopular though they may be, and
none too nice to she who has stood me up and dramatized our
interactions, they are not vile, obscene, nor extremely unfriendly,
and they were slightly tongue in cheek, so it's a matter of free speech.

Let's not beat it like a dead horse. WHERE did that expression come from?

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:35 PM

29. K&R!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:35 PM

30. DU!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:37 PM

31. I never cease to be impressed/amazed by the things DUers know.

Seems like if you want to know more about X, there's a DUer who has the knowledge you need and is willing to share it.

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Response to winter is coming (Reply #31)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 04:38 PM

52. Yep...

that's how I've always felt. Quicker info too!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:37 PM

32. well you got me

thought at first that you were just another GOP sociopath. Which goes to show that we DUers have hearts of loving kindness.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:44 PM

33. group hug!!!!!

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #33)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:49 PM

35. Here ...

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:46 PM

34. You are goddamned right.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 10:35 PM

36. Yes, spot on!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 11:33 PM

37. We're the Community Disorganizers!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 11:39 PM

38. Nearly 10 years ago I asked DU for recommendations on gym shoes. I've worn New Balance ever since..

Every time I've asked for recommendations I've hit the jackpot. From book suggestions to recipes to suggested tomato varieties for the deep south DU has been part of my education (not to mention politically). People here have an incredible range of knowledge and expertise and its been my pleasure to use it whenever possible. And I've enjoyed sharing a little of my life-knowledge as well.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #38)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 12:38 PM

45. You've spoken for me, too, Rowdyboy

Thanks for putting into words what I couldn't.



PS New Balance are the best shoes going.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Reply #45)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 04:37 PM

51. Only shoes still made in the US, if I'm not mistaken?

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 02:10 AM

40. My 11-year-old cat died suddenly a few months ago, and I've been living off odd jobs + my family

ever since I graduated college 6 years ago. Could be better, could be worse, just like most everybody else...

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 10:08 AM

42. You are right. nm

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 10:58 AM

43. Because we care.

Simple, warm, human, loving, compassionate...that's why I love my DU family.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 11:34 AM

44. true

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 12:40 PM

46. Nicely put. Thanks. (nt)

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 04:18 PM

48. Yep.

Not all good and caring people are liberals, but all liberals are good and caring people.

That's just my experience. YMMV.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 04:22 PM

49. yor title made my blood boil

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 04:34 PM

50. Friends commiserate with friends.

And there is more of that on DU than any other forum site.

It's my 'go-to', 'feel-good' place every day.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 05:45 PM

53. It just feels good here.

Because no matter what gets posted, 99.9% of the time you won't get any (or much) snark.

Maybe some ribbing, some teasing, or if needed, some correction, but, with the exception of the few trolls that show up, there's no real nastiness.

And there can be found plenty of information on almost any topic.

Not to mention the TONS of support if someone needs it.

Because of my situation (bedridden and the tv died, I find that I don't really miss it though), I'm glad that I have a place to go for information and other things, toons, science, etc., where I don't have to worry about being called names or being attacked if I mention I'm a liberal or a democrat.

I'm so glad that I finally joined!

It really feels like a family.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 01:03 PM

57. Thank you for your op. I feel the same way.

You (we) care about people, animals, earth. They are all important.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 01:49 PM

58. Absolutely.

Everyone here has been great to me, and that has meant a lot.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 09:10 PM

62. Great post.

Thanks.

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