My handle is an abbreviation of a gibberish word I made up years ago. It also happens to be the German abbreviation of the military quartermaster during the Nazi era. Had I known that I wouldn't have chosen it, but you have to live with your choices, so here we are
My main interests are history, politics, and guitar playing. I'm originally from Dayton, OH and currently living in Columbus.
My advice to new posters is to not get discouraged. While this site is restricted to posters who are on the left, the left is a pretty big tent. There is a very diverse range of views on all subjects here. Pretty much anything you argue is going to result in pushback from somebody. However, two months later, you might find yourself in total agreement with that same person on a different issue.
This site is a great place for breaking news and other stories that you might not find elsewhere. It's a pretty dysfunctional family, but it's a family nonetheless. People come together when it counts and that's what's important. It's big enough that there's something for everybody. No matter your interest, there are going to be people here who share it. If you keep your chin up and be yourself, you'll probably have a great time.