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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:20 PM

WTF is wrong w people on DU?

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Reply WTF is wrong w people on DU? (Original post)
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 OP
freshwest Jan 2013 #1
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #2
freshwest Jan 2013 #3
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #4
freshwest Jan 2013 #5
gateley Jan 2013 #6
freshwest Jan 2013 #9
gateley Jan 2013 #10
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #7
freshwest Jan 2013 #8
freshwest Jan 2013 #11
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #13
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #15
freshwest Jan 2013 #17
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #18
IrishAyes Oct 2013 #22
SunSeeker Oct 2013 #30
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #28
freshwest Jan 2013 #12
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #14
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #16
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #19
freshwest Oct 2013 #20
MADem Oct 2013 #26
IrishAyes Oct 2013 #21
freshwest Oct 2013 #23
IrishAyes Oct 2013 #24
freshwest Oct 2013 #25
Niceguy1 Oct 2013 #27
Hekate Oct 2013 #29

Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:55 PM

1. Don't make me post the article by Tim Wise, but it kinda ends like this:

In short, if youíre still disappointed in Barack Obama, itís only because you never understood whose job it was to produce change in the first place. But donít take out your own failings in this regard on the rest of us...

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:30 PM

2. I have only been here for a ...short time

and I am still pondering that question myself.

It seems we have some new kind of court system here. They charge The President with a Crime, however he is not even given a trial here. He is found guilty, then sentenced.
This all happens BEFORE the President has even acted upon the issues!

Sad really.

However, I for one have his back. As I know the BOG does!



Thanks for the pictures, NYC_SKP! I just love PBO pics!



she

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:20 PM

3. Always guilty first. Same attitude I dealt with repubs, libertarian and conspiracy folks in 2008.

The energy is exactly same. Whether they were ever Democrats or voted for Obama or other Democrats, I doubt. They don't need or want what most people who voted for Obama needed or wanted. They have no gratitude for anything they've ever recieved (I'm not talking about Obama) from anyone and no humility. They want this torn down for something else. To me they're trolls, no matter what they label themselves as. When it gets down to it, they hate all the things we need and want, they look down on us as something to spit on. Anyway, I can see why people left.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:31 PM

4. Sorry you had to go through all that in 2008, freshwest.

I was reading DU back then...never joined, until recently. Even with the bad, I still see the good here too. Some really Great People, that believe as I do. Blind supporters...no we are not.

Change will never happen in the blink of an eye. We know that, and are patient. Others seem to want everything yesterday. Wise people know that we will never get it all. However we can change things, we can crack the foundations...cracks will get bigger then break away. It takes time. I have the patience to see these things through.

Have I felt like leaving, sure just this morning. However I plan to stay for now and fight tooth and nail for what I believe in. That would be, This President and Vice President. They are the best thing that has ever happened to this Country!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:51 PM

5. Oh, I wasn't talking about DU. I'm sure it was better in 2008. When I got here in 2010 it was...

a breath of fresh air.

Now it's pretty much like where I left - that was founded just before DU was - except DU has turned more hurtful than the other places ever were.

Some old time DUers that don't post here anymore, only lurk, have seen my posts and thanked me. It's great to have you and a few others to say hello to here.






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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:15 AM

6. Some people here have become as intolerant and as closed minded as the Right Wingers

they hate. They behave like fourth graders "tattling" on people with whom they don't agree. It's so sad. DU used to be my refuge, now I'm afraid to post much of the time. It's like it's censored.

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Response to gateley (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:06 AM

9. Because I support Democrats I'm called names. The feeling is the same as RW or libertarian board.

That's what most members want DU to be. DU2 was much more open minded.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:19 AM

10. Agree. It was almost a sanctuary for me. I wasn't afraid to post anything or ask any questions.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:25 AM

7. So, freshwest, we will open our arms and embrace life!




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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:58 AM

8. He shows 'the love you give is equal to the love you get...'



This was my desktop last summer:



Favorites from the Obama Diary.


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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:46 AM

13. Aaaah Geez, just look at the man...

he is not the President there....he's a dad. They are just hanging on him, and he loves it. It shows! You are so very right, you get what you give.



stepping over the rug...the quote: For the People By the People....

Oh yeah, for this President!


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Response to freshwest (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:00 PM

15. That boy hugging Obama reminds me of my son.

He loves President Obama. Last year he had to do an oral report on a famous American. He chose President Obama (he was the only kid that did--we live in very red Orange County, CA). Each kid was also supposed to make a poster of that person to hold while giving the report. My son came up with the idea to use a flag as a background and made this poster:





Yup, he got an A+

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:15 PM

17. My kid would love to meet Obama and give him a bearhug! Love Bo in the corner. Good job!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:36 PM

18. My son included the story about how Obama got Bo since Malia was allergic to other dogs.

He saw that as Obama being a hero to his daughter. Kids know what's important!

His theme was Obama was a hero to the American people and his own family. The two things he mentioned for the American people were healthcare for kids and saving the American car companies (my son wants to drive a Jeep someday!).

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 12:31 AM

22. Fine son you've got there.

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #22)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 11:06 AM

30. Thanks! Sniffle (tears of pride). nt

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Response to freshwest (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 02:34 AM

28. All my love and hugs~

We will do this!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:43 AM

12. You're right, Sheshe

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Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

~ Luke 6:38

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Response to freshwest (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:48 PM

14. Absolutely the best picture I have seen, of the President with children.

The pure joy on all their faces, beautiful!

Thank you so very much for sharing that picture and that quote!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:04 PM

16. That's my fave too. Pure joy indeed.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 11:56 PM

19. Give and it shall be given unto you~

I am sad tonight. I am reading the BOG to lift my spirit and restore my soul.

freshwest

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #19)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 12:19 AM

20. Thanks for kicking this one. I'm sad and upset, too. But now I'm crying, letting it out.

I am, in my own way, ruthlessly logical and given to analyzing relative strengths and history. And I feel wanting, and many other things these last few days as this has sunk in.

No wonder Klayman picked November 17th as the day of chaos in D.C. That's when the last SS checks will sent out with the default. And they will keep up the pain, hoping for several things.

One, Obama will compromise to save lives. Two, that if he does or does not, they will win, and he will be blamed. Three, that they will make such a killing off the disruption of the social fabric that the 2014 elections will be over before they begin, with mass disruption of people put out of their residences as the states will not be able to take care of them. Four, martial law.

Okay, I must stop because we need to be positive. But I'd rather talk about it here or in messages than in GD.

This is very serious to so many people I know on fixed incomes, living month to month. Some have posted their fears on a thread that is in the Greatest list right now.

Sorry again, should I edit or delete?

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 02:20 AM

26. Great pic!

Look at that little dimpled devil; you'd think he was gonna grow up to be kinda thick in stature--who knew he'd start getting long and lean as he grew!

He's got the same ready smile as he did when he was a child, though!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 12:24 AM

21. I'd be lost w/o you.

And so would quite a few others, I'm sure.

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #21)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 12:35 AM

23. Thank you, Irish. very much. Let's band together to see each other through, if we can.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #23)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 12:43 AM

24. We can; we shall; we must.

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #24)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 02:10 AM

25. Strong sentiment from a strong woman and much appreciated.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 02:33 AM

27. there is nothing wrong

With a bit of hero worship....

Some like football players, etc.

Some people even like politicos lol ha na

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 05:36 AM

29. Hey you guys...

BOG


I'm out of words and kinda tired (procrastinating on a report is hard work!) but just wanted to drop in before finally finishing up.

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