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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:26 AM

Middle of the Night Hello Post that No One Will See...

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But I'll post it anyway.

Greetings, DU,

I've been reading DU since the summer of 2008, when I found it somewhat calming to know that not everyone in America thought Sarah Palin was just awesome.

I've resisted the temptation to join DU for at least two reasons:

1. I tend to become obsessive
2. I'm rather curmudgeonly and don't always play well with the other children

Both of which can wreak havoc with me and others. But apparently I've run out of willpower, so here i am.

I've read some DUers disparaging MSNBC, and I don't get that. I think Rachel Maddow does an amazing job of clearly laying out a case for nearly every issue she covers. I feel the same about Chris Hayes, who I think is also a massively impressive ring master.

I also have a soft spot, some may say in my brain, for my fellow loud Irishmen Lawrence O'Donnell and Chris Matthews. I like Ed and Al, as well, and some of the newer ones seem good, too. But, I already watch too much damn tv (usually while doing other things, but still...) to get hooked on any more shows.

In addition to my MSNBC commitments, I have a one-hour-per-day, four-days-a-week session with Jon Stewart and, my hero, Stephen Colbert

Well, that's more than enough about me to start with. Thanks for having me and I hope you don't have to kick me out too soon.

: )

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Reply Middle of the Night Hello Post that No One Will See... (Original post)
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2012 OP
ellisonz Oct 2012 #1
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2012 #4
intaglio Oct 2012 #2
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2012 #5
Aristus Oct 2012 #7
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2012 #8
chalky Oct 2012 #3
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2012 #6
Dem_Joe_614 Nov 2012 #9
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #11
merrily Nov 2012 #10
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #12

Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 02:11 AM

1. Welcome to DU!

Play nice

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:56 AM

4. I'll do my best!

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 02:13 AM

2. Enjoy yourself

DU is like a big family

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Response to intaglio (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:56 AM

5. Yeah, but better--no Rs allowed! Thanks for the greeting.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:19 PM

7. Welcome, Dark n Stormy Knight!

We are like a family. We bicker a lot, but when the repukes come sniffing around, trying to cause trouble, we close ranks and protect and defend our own. That's why I've been here, through thick and through thin, through better and worse, since 2001. And why I look forward to another ten years and more...

Welcome!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:11 PM

8. I know! I was mentally supporting the pizza deliveries from the outside. : )

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 02:47 AM

3. Welcome from another night owl!

Don't worry about playing well with the other children - there are always scuffles going on in the sandbox here. Just don't go running with scissors or eating paste.

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Response to chalky (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:07 AM

6. Yeah, I've seen some sh*t go down here that made me look like a Quaker! That's another reason I've

been hesitant to jump in.

Thanks for the welcome and the safety advice. : )

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:19 PM

9. Fellow Night Owl here

Our stories are very similar, as in '08 I too could not believe the world was mesmerized by the Palin-McCain ticket. She was similar to when Corporations hire pretty women to be Sales Reps. Men were too busy looking at their a$$ to think clearly, and for some reason women gave her a pass. DU bought me sanity. I had been scared th join and get addicted, but I say forget it now.As rabid and ignorant as the other side is, my own inequities could be overlooked.

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Response to Dem_Joe_614 (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:29 AM

11. Great description of Caribou Barbie! I hope you have a long and happy stay at DU.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 02:24 AM

10. I see you!

Not really in a position to welcome others yet, but I did want to say hi.

IMO, MSNBC has some right leaners in the earlier hours.

Morning Joe, of course. Even Mika, who is supposed to be the balance to Joe, is not exactly a solid Democrat. For one thing, she was a Sarah Palin groupie in the beginning, until Sarah imploded.

Chuck Todd.

Andrea Mitchell Greenspan.

Mark Halperin.


And MSNBC got rid of professional racist and xenophobe Pat Buchanan only relatively recently. People had been complaining to MSNBC about him for years.

Finally, MSNBC goes after a Democratic audience, but is still under NBC News, which is definitely right leaning.

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Response to merrily (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:57 AM

12. JoJo Starbucks, as Stephen Colbert just called him, is the worst. At least Old Man Buchanan

had a ghost of an excuse for his xenophobic, racist ass--he's and old xenophobic racist ass. Joe is a a cranky, pompous, bullying frat boy, or, as Donald Sutherland put it: Who is this idiot? Why is he there? He canít even listen. He doesnít conduct a decent conversation. He runs over everyone elseís words with a landslide of diarrhea.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/jack-bauers-dad-is-sick-of-this-idiot-joe-scarborough/

Lulz.

As for Mika--what purpose does she serve? Is she developmentally delayed? On drugs? What? She is just useless.

Yeah, you're right about the rest. But, I think NBC news leans less right than most corporate media and the progressives they do allow are as far left as any mainstream tv outlet we have, so, kudos.

I like the Young Turks, but someone said recently that Cenk is a libertarian, which I'm not down with.

Anyroad, thanks for the note. I hope you enjoy DU!

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