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Tue May 22, 2012, 10:31 PM

Hello, I'm Steve DeShazer, formerly known as StevieD.

I'm probably nuts for using my real name, but they'd know how to find me anyway.

I found DU in the summer of 2001 and lurked for a while, finally jumping in around March 2002. I can't believe ten years have passed and how much has happened. I think DU had about 5000 members then.

When G.W. Bush was installed as pResident in 2001, and 9/11 happened, and illegal and immoral wars were started, I thought the whole world had gone insane. After ten plus years here, I've learned that it's even worse than that! DU has kept me out of the asylum the whole time. If Skinner, Elad and EarlG had not created this cool thing I might just be in a padded cell. Thanks, fellas.

I live in Portland O with my wife Ms. D, and our very large lynx point Siamese cat, Jack. They jointly rule my life. We have two adult children who also live in Portland. I'm fortunate to have met a pretty good number of fellow DUers in person who also live here. For a small city, Portlanders are well represented on DU.

Despite having an excellent job at the start of the Bush reign of error, I'm now a delivery truck driver making about 50% of what I made in the post-Clinton economy. Thanks, Supreme Court tools.

Please vote for President Obama in November. We can't afford to let Willard Robme into the White House!

If you're new here, hit me up. I won't bite!

Peace and love,
Steve

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Reply Hello, I'm Steve DeShazer, formerly known as StevieD. (Original post)
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Marie Marie May 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #2
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TBF May 2012 #4
stevedeshazer May 2012 #6
zeemike May 2012 #5
stevedeshazer May 2012 #7
Vanje May 2012 #8
stevedeshazer May 2012 #9
Vanje May 2012 #10
AverageJoe90 Aug 2012 #11
grantcart Aug 2012 #13
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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 11:18 PM

1. Hey StevieD

And a shout out to Ms.D and Jack. Love Siamese cats!!

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 11:22 PM

2. Hi, my dear Steve!

Well said!

I suspect more than a few of us would inhabit padded cells if Skinner, Elad and EarlG hadn't created this space...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Tue May 22, 2012, 11:30 PM

3. Thanks, CPeg!

Ain't that the truth??



Peace and love,
Steve

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 09:51 AM

4. Actually you always seem to be one of the more sane people here

from my view. I don't know what that says about the rest of us ...

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Response to TBF (Reply #4)

Wed May 23, 2012, 11:23 PM

6. I really appreciate that.

Peace and love.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:18 AM

5. Hi Steve

It is amazing how many of us are here for the same reasons...it is our refuge from the insanity.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #5)

Wed May 23, 2012, 11:25 PM

7. I agree. Tell me more.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 12:00 AM

8. Hi Steve. Ex-Portlander here

Didn't you post at "Stumptown Blogger"?
I posted as "SatansFlamingHairplugs for a little while, until the bigots and meaness got to me.

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Response to Vanje (Reply #8)

Thu May 24, 2012, 09:39 AM

9. Yes!

Those are the folks who want us to return to the 1950s.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Reply #9)

Thu May 24, 2012, 11:34 AM

10. Yes

I came there for the cool PDX memories and pictures.
The bare naked homophobia drove me out.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 08:23 PM

11. R.I.P. Steve, wish I had gotten to know you. =(

You will always have a special place here at DU.

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 03:21 PM

13. wouldn't be nice to have a memorial forum for well established DUers to be remembered?

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Response to grantcart (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 04:58 PM

14. Yeah, it sure would be. It sure would.....nt

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 12:06 PM

12. .

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 07:33 AM

15. R.I.P. to a good guy

and a good human being.

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