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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:42 PM

Stephanie Miller read my DU post on air this morning :0) [View all]

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One thing I love about DU is that you never know how broad of an audience your essays and postings might reach. You might spend all day on an essay and get 5 recs and 2 comments. Then you write something else that takes two minutes of frantic angry typing that suddenly is on the front page with a gazillion comments.

In my early days of DU I remember seeing one of my DU posts being republished on a larger website and I was really thrilled. My recent post "That crying you hear is the Republican Party. That crunching you hear is Obama eating their lunch" (which is number two on the Greatest Threads and sitting pretty on the front page of DU http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022117532 ) just had a wonderful thing happen. Stephanie Miller read some of the post on air. I did not get to hear it and I am not sure how much got read but I am very very very proud to say this:

I am always very grateful when I see the comments and recs on my DU posts. Not all of my posts are smart or pretty but I do try to write out of the box and share thoughtful essays on politics and life in general. I share personal information and opinions and I put myself out there to take a beating sometimes. But DU is a unique voice in the political system. We are, in many ways, all that is left of the tradition of the press holding government responsible. I have noticed that DU often breaks stories or is the venue that small-town issues or regional politics often break nationally. Hell, Earl G. can often change the tenor of a national issue with one picture and a smarmy (sorry) comment.

I am very proud to be part of DU. I am proud that my writings and musings often generate a conversation that often opens my eyes up further and further with each comment.

If you heard the Stephanie Miller broadcast, I would love to hear how it went and what the reaction was, if any. Like I said, I missed it, but I'm thrilled to be part of the conversation!!!! If anyone can fill me in, I'd love to hear it. (edit: I've been told she read about half of my post--wow--it was a long essay)

DU ROCKS. (and, the best part of my post being shared is I'd made a little plug for Wishadoo on the bottom of the post so hopefully Wishadoo will get a little traffic. They are trying to help a DUer pay to fix his daughter's wheelchair van so I can only hope that a few more people might donate to make this happen. (hint hint) http://www.wishadoo.org/wishlist/139/help-for-new-engine-for-disabled-van/

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