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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 02:27 PM
Response to Reply #14
15. I've been doing
Sent the letters, made the calls, sent the emails, even sent a telegram

As you can see from the attention given this thread, my efforts don't mean much.

It's up to the GLBTQ community to do more than just post about their rights, they need to take steps to let others know they demand them and they need to give others a way to support them.

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  -How do we join, what do we do? merh  Jan-10-09 10:47 AM   #0 
  - crickets? n/t  firedupdem   Jan-10-09 11:24 AM   #1 
  - kick  glowing   Jan-10-09 11:30 AM   #2 
  - During the heady days of the whole Warren controversy I started thsis thread  Jennicut   Jan-10-09 11:35 AM   #3 
  - and I posted this thread with suggested actions to be taken  merh   Jan-10-09 11:46 AM   #6 
     - Mine would have suffered if I had not posted on it a billion times myself  Jennicut   Jan-10-09 11:52 AM   #7 
  - Calls for outrage are battered with replies  Uzybone   Jan-10-09 11:43 AM   #4 
  - Excellent post merh.  cwydro   Jan-10-09 11:43 AM   #5 
  - There have been a lot of good threads over in GD with ideas.  MPK   Jan-10-09 11:56 AM   #8 
  - thank you for the link  merh   Jan-10-09 12:47 PM   #10 
     - I don't wish to make this into a back and forth...  MPK   Jan-10-09 12:53 PM   #11 
     - I dont know what DU GLBTQ people are doing.  sheeptramp   Jan-10-09 08:59 PM   #23 
        - I am sorry folks have decided to leave.  merh   Jan-10-09 09:36 PM   #31 
           - Being set upon by shrieking mobs for weeks on end  QC   Jan-10-09 10:06 PM   #46 
              - I've not seen any shrieking mobs.  merh   Jan-10-09 10:10 PM   #51 
                 - Of course not--they weren't shrieking at you.  QC   Jan-10-09 10:37 PM   #55 
                    - sniffa didn't try to explain the problem  merh   Jan-10-09 10:46 PM   #61 
                       - What "other side"?  MPK   Jan-10-09 10:49 PM   #63 
                          - the other side of the divide that has been created.  merh   Jan-10-09 10:53 PM   #66 
                             - Why do you think they believe that?  MPK   Jan-10-09 10:58 PM   #68 
                                - You would have to ask them.  merh   Jan-10-09 11:02 PM   #70 
                                   - Why don't you ask?  MPK   Jan-10-09 11:05 PM   #71 
                                      - Then if you know, why did you ask?  merh   Jan-10-09 11:09 PM   #73 
                                         - I didn't say I knew, I said I listened.  MPK   Jan-10-09 11:14 PM   #74 
                                            - Well if you listened and you don't know, how do you expect me to know?  merh   Jan-10-09 11:22 PM   #76 
                                               - I didn't say I expected you to know.  MPK   Jan-10-09 11:30 PM   #79 
                                                  - DUers on both sides of the "divide that shouldn't exist but does"  merh   Jan-11-09 12:02 AM   #81 
  - If everybody would just agree that Obama is a betrayer of the highest order...  BlooInBloo   Jan-10-09 12:03 PM   #9 
  - I still like the "make a big fucking stink" option  jgraz   Jan-10-09 01:04 PM   #12 
  - But how are they making a big fucking stink anywhere but on DU  merh   Jan-10-09 01:08 PM   #13 
     - All good ideas. What are you waiting for?  jgraz   Jan-10-09 02:06 PM   #14 
     - I've been doing  merh   Jan-10-09 02:27 PM   #15 
     - Ya know what, bullshit!  Balderdash   Jan-10-09 09:01 PM   #24 
     - Oh balderdash  merh   Jan-10-09 09:33 PM   #30 
     - What do ya want? A Nobel Prize? A fucking PONY?  sheeptramp   Jan-10-09 09:12 PM   #27 
     - I don't want anything from you.  merh   Jan-10-09 09:27 PM   #28 
        - I dont want anything from you  sheeptramp   Jan-10-09 09:42 PM   #32 
           - I've not told anyone how to think or what to do  merh   Jan-10-09 09:53 PM   #34 
           - You've told "the GLBTQ community " what to think and do  sheeptramp   Jan-10-09 09:58 PM   #39 
              - Based on my posting history.  merh   Jan-10-09 10:04 PM   #43 
                 - "LOL. "  sheeptramp   Jan-10-09 10:30 PM   #53 
                    - Get a clue.  merh   Jan-10-09 10:37 PM   #56 
                    - Stop  sheeptramp   Jan-10-09 10:41 PM   #59 
                    - Asking how one can help is preaching?  merh   Jan-10-09 10:48 PM   #62 
                    - You asked. "What can I do?"  sheeptramp   Jan-10-09 10:43 PM   #60 
                       - As I don't consider you THE spokesperson for the GLBT community  merh   Jan-10-09 10:51 PM   #64 
                          - Keep fishing  sheeptramp   Jan-10-09 10:59 PM   #69 
                          - I'm not fishing.  merh   Jan-10-09 11:05 PM   #72 
                          - You want people who disagree with you to put you on ignore?  sheeptramp   Jan-10-09 11:16 PM   #75 
                          - So, I know that I shouldn't bother you any more.  merh   Jan-10-09 11:25 PM   #78 
                             - stand up, speak out, get busy  Two Americas   Jan-11-09 01:44 AM   #91 
                             - Bravo for the work you do, pat yourself on your back some more  merh   Jan-11-09 01:52 AM   #92 
                                - I am confused  Two Americas   Jan-11-09 02:04 AM   #96 
                                - self edit  merh   Jan-11-09 02:14 AM   #97 
                                - right  Two Americas   Jan-11-09 02:17 AM   #99 
                                - You pick and choose.  merh   Jan-11-09 02:28 AM   #102 
                                - Well, if you leave out the language before what you quoted  merh   Jan-11-09 02:18 AM   #100 
                                - "Disingenious"  sheeptramp   Jan-11-09 04:52 PM   #176 
                                - And that is your opinion.  merh   Jan-11-09 04:58 PM   #179 
                                - Been following me around?  sheeptramp   Jan-11-09 05:33 PM   #188 
                             - Stand up and be counted  Two Americas   Jan-11-09 01:59 AM   #94 
                                - This should be a thread of its own.  merh   Jan-11-09 02:17 AM   #98 
                          - Merh, I am gay .  cwydro   Jan-11-09 07:04 AM   #110 
                             - thank you so much for this post  merh   Jan-11-09 09:10 AM   #111 
                                - I don't understand anyone trying to take you to task for your OP.  cwydro   Jan-11-09 10:40 AM   #116 
                                - People generally respond negatively to concern trolling. n/t  QC   Jan-11-09 02:01 PM   #146 
                                   - You get that a lot don't you?  merh   Jan-11-09 02:16 PM   #150 
                                - There you go!  sheeptramp   Jan-11-09 05:02 PM   #180 
                                   - Why are you so nasty?  cwydro   Jan-11-09 07:01 PM   #191 
                    - Word  sniffa   Jan-11-09 11:30 AM   #125 
                    - Now that is comical coming from you, comical but not surprising.  merh   Jan-11-09 12:34 PM   #131 
                       - GFY  sniffa   Jan-11-09 01:28 PM   #135 
                          - How disappointing.  merh   Jan-11-09 01:33 PM   #136 
                             - GFYAYF  sniffa   Jan-11-09 01:35 PM   #137 
                             - you'd think that you would try to prove me wrong, you would try  merh   Jan-11-09 01:49 PM   #142 
                                - IJWYTOFO  sniffa   Jan-11-09 01:59 PM   #144 
                                   - Did you mean IJWYTGFO?  merh   Jan-11-09 02:09 PM   #148 
                             - Not just disappointing.  cwydro   Jan-11-09 03:22 PM   #165 
                    - Are MY donations and emails in support of full civil rights for GLTBs  JenniferZ   Jan-11-09 11:58 AM   #129 
           - Not to sound like a goomer here, but isn't that just what  rasputin1952   Jan-10-09 09:58 PM   #38 
              - "Well established"  sheeptramp   Jan-10-09 10:05 PM   #44 
              - Read our rules and our mission...  rasputin1952   Jan-10-09 10:09 PM   #50 
                 - If DU supports full equal rights for everyone  Balderdash   Jan-11-09 09:50 AM   #114 
                    - Could you be more precise...  rasputin1952   Jan-11-09 11:12 AM   #121 
                       - Civil marriage is not a religious sacrament.  QC   Jan-11-09 11:24 AM   #124 
                          - And I believe that gays should be afforded the same Right...  rasputin1952   Jan-11-09 11:35 AM   #126 
              - Yep.  cliffordu   Jan-11-09 01:09 AM   #88 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jan-11-09 01:38 PM   #139 
     - BTW, what are you waiting on?  merh   Jan-10-09 03:18 PM   #16 
        - Absolutely nothing  jgraz   Jan-10-09 04:39 PM   #17 
     - Oh! Those lazy assed gays!  sheeptramp   Jan-10-09 09:05 PM   #25 
  - My issue is more with DUers than Obama  sniffa   Jan-10-09 04:47 PM   #18 
  - If you have a problem then do something  merh   Jan-10-09 07:54 PM   #19 
  - I did that  sniffa   Jan-10-09 08:41 PM   #22 
  - Join you in telling others how to behave on DU?  merh   Jan-10-09 09:08 PM   #26 
  - .  sundog   Jan-10-09 10:38 PM   #58 
     - Gracias  sniffa   Jan-10-09 10:57 PM   #67 
  - All I ask is that you stop telling us to be quiet....  AntiFascist   Jan-11-09 01:48 PM   #141 
     - Please tell me which post is telling you to STFU.  merh   Jan-11-09 04:34 PM   #175 
        - As I quoted you previously...  AntiFascist   Jan-11-09 05:16 PM   #183 
           - It is not "stop complaining" - it is vent your energy in a productive manner  merh   Jan-11-09 05:30 PM   #187 
  - Great point, and I don't see why it is so hard for some to understand.  QC   Jan-10-09 11:22 PM   #77 
     - Yes, calling people douchebags and other derogatory names  merh   Jan-11-09 02:21 AM   #101 
        - The word "douchebag" does not appear in the post to which I responded.  QC   Jan-11-09 09:17 AM   #112 
           - I'm not saying he called me any names.  merh   Jan-11-09 09:37 AM   #113 
           - YASAFA  sniffa   Jan-11-09 01:36 PM   #138 
              - LOL - from you that is a compliment.  merh   Jan-11-09 02:10 PM   #149 
           - .  unapatriciated   Jan-11-09 04:55 PM   #177 
              - Exactly! n/t  QC   Jan-11-09 08:32 PM   #200 
  - Imagine the first 50 or 100 rows of people standing on the Mall during the Invocation  Hell_If_I_Know   Jan-10-09 08:05 PM   #20 
  - That would be an incredible site.  merh   Jan-10-09 08:20 PM   #21 
     - Exactly we'd have to have several people standing outside of the mall area passing out rainbow flags  Hell_If_I_Know   Jan-10-09 09:30 PM   #29 
        - I'm not sure what will be allowed at the mall, I know security  merh   Jan-10-09 09:58 PM   #37 
           - Yes, that is what I posted a while back!  Lisa0825   Jan-11-09 10:56 AM   #117 
              - I think it would be awesome, a sea of the flags waving in the  merh   Jan-11-09 11:09 AM   #119 
                 - It wasn't an OP, just a reply in the big thread about Booing.  Lisa0825   Jan-11-09 11:14 AM   #122 
                    - I'll be booing him too  merh   Jan-11-09 11:19 AM   #123 
  - This is not the first time that you have attempted something like this  Number23   Jan-10-09 09:42 PM   #33 
  - No, there is a difference this time.  merh   Jan-10-09 09:54 PM   #35 
     - You and countless others.  Number23   Jan-10-09 09:59 PM   #40 
        - It is sad, if I were to take it upon myself to try to organize some  merh   Jan-10-09 10:07 PM   #47 
           - You poor poor thing. nt  sheeptramp   Jan-10-09 10:36 PM   #54 
              - Are you hell bent on alienating every straight DUer who wants to help?  JenniferZ   Jan-11-09 12:12 PM   #130 
  - I've been writing to my congresscritter and senator  Dinkeldog   Jan-10-09 09:55 PM   #36 
  - Obama, a coward, eh? He was the first presidential candidate in American History  Hell_If_I_Know   Jan-10-09 10:00 PM   #41 
     - Actually, Bill Clinton did, FWIW  haruka3_2000   Jan-10-09 10:01 PM   #42 
     - True that nt  sheeptramp   Jan-10-09 10:38 PM   #57 
     - Isn't Bill Clinton the one that signed off on DADT and DOMA?  merh   Jan-11-09 02:38 AM   #104 
     - Nope, not the first.  Dinkeldog   Jan-10-09 10:05 PM   #45 
        - Golly! ARe you trying to suggest that the world didn't begin a couple of years ago?  QC   Jan-10-09 10:08 PM   #49 
        - WHATEVER! Obama ain't no fucking coward  Hell_If_I_Know   Jan-10-09 10:52 PM   #65 
           - That's a statement, not an argument.  Dinkeldog   Jan-11-09 12:35 AM   #84 
  - I read the report of Warren monitoring burning condoms  KakistocracyHater   Jan-10-09 10:08 PM   #48 
  - Join is a euphemism for get back in line BTW.  nothingtoofear   Jan-10-09 10:20 PM   #52 
  - Blessed are the peacemakers, merh--but learn to duck fast. nt  Hekate   Jan-10-09 11:45 PM   #80 
  - LOL, now that made me laugh out loud  merh   Jan-11-09 12:31 AM   #82 
  - You're not alone:  JackBeck   Jan-11-09 12:35 AM   #83 
  - Great posts all.  merh   Jan-11-09 12:53 AM   #85 
     - Hochberg will be named chair of Export-Import Bank. Decision has already been made.  JackBeck   Jan-11-09 01:08 AM   #87 
        - He would have been great as Commerce Secretary.  merh   Jan-11-09 01:22 AM   #89 
           - When I wrote the transition team, I emphasized his non profit experience.  JackBeck   Jan-11-09 01:32 AM   #90 
              - I think it would be neat if a fax brigade was begun.  merh   Jan-11-09 01:54 AM   #93 
  - K&R. Been screaming parts of this for months.  cliffordu   Jan-11-09 01:07 AM   #86 
  - Thank you, merh n/t  SeattleGirl   Jan-11-09 02:02 AM   #95 
  - thank you, SG.  merh   Jan-11-09 02:45 AM   #106 
     - I know you did.  SeattleGirl   Jan-11-09 03:55 AM   #109 
  - a suggestion, merh  Two Americas   Jan-11-09 02:35 AM   #103 
  - Why don't you post a thread of your own on it, you appear to have  merh   Jan-11-09 02:44 AM   #105 
  - I hope you aren't being sarcastic  Two Americas   Jan-11-09 02:53 AM   #107 
     - I'm not being sarcastic  merh   Jan-11-09 02:57 AM   #108 
        - We gays aren't doing well with the shame thing.  Balderdash   Jan-11-09 10:10 AM   #115 
           - What shame thing? A query presented in the hopes that someone  merh   Jan-11-09 11:01 AM   #118 
              - I think what a number of people have been trying to say  lwfern   Jan-11-09 12:43 PM   #132 
                 - But you miss the reason for the OP.  merh   Jan-11-09 01:17 PM   #134 
                    - I understood your OP.  lwfern   Jan-11-09 01:48 PM   #140 
                       - Odd, you didn't seem to given your post that I responded to.  merh   Jan-11-09 02:03 PM   #147 
  - Word!!!  sheeptramp   Jan-11-09 05:15 PM   #182 
  - I have been looking for ways to help too.  Lisa0825   Jan-11-09 11:11 AM   #120 
  - Someone here gave me a link so I could donate to an anti-prop8  JenniferZ   Jan-11-09 11:52 AM   #127 
  - thank you for the link  merh   Jan-11-09 11:55 AM   #128 
  - The first step: Change your way of thinking  walldude   Jan-11-09 01:14 PM   #133 
  - Walldude! Yes, exactly that. Thank you. nt  Balderdash   Jan-11-09 01:55 PM   #143 
  - Well, what are YOU doing, huh?  sniffa   Jan-11-09 02:01 PM   #145 
  - You found some vowels.  merh   Jan-11-09 02:19 PM   #151 
  - Here's some more  sniffa   Jan-11-09 02:20 PM   #152 
     - "F" is a consonant.  merh   Jan-11-09 02:32 PM   #155 
        - AYASAFA  sniffa   Jan-11-09 02:33 PM   #156 
           - I probably will  merh   Jan-11-09 02:37 PM   #158 
           - LOL - you do know that skinner can read what was there before  merh   Jan-11-09 04:56 PM   #178 
  - What am I doing? I'm doing this...  Balderdash   Jan-11-09 02:25 PM   #153 
  - Not good enough!  sniffa   Jan-11-09 02:34 PM   #157 
  - you need to show your gay activist resume to Merh so she can  jonnyblitz   Jan-11-09 02:41 PM   #159 
     - Not at all.  merh   Jan-11-09 02:55 PM   #160 
     - Uh oh! Looks like you didn't pass.  QC   Jan-11-09 03:23 PM   #166 
     - You guys go play in your other thread.  merh   Jan-11-09 03:33 PM   #168 
     - Totally missing the OP's point.  cwydro   Jan-11-09 06:58 PM   #190 
  - Excuse me?  walldude   Jan-11-09 03:11 PM   #163 
     - Funny I'm not attacking you  sniffa   Jan-11-09 03:13 PM   #164 
        - and the OP knows that  merh   Jan-11-09 03:30 PM   #167 
        - Then my apologies... It sure looked like you were  walldude   Jan-11-09 03:48 PM   #169 
  - In the real world, I would agree, there is only "we".  merh   Jan-11-09 02:29 PM   #154 
     - Responses like this are why there is a divide.  walldude   Jan-11-09 03:05 PM   #161 
        - And others, both gay and straight disagree with you.  merh   Jan-11-09 03:10 PM   #162 
           - There's a gay person who disagrees with what I said?  walldude   Jan-11-09 03:57 PM   #170 
              - That disagrees with your interpretation of this thread.  merh   Jan-11-09 04:10 PM   #171 
                 - If you could stop being defensive for a moment  Balderdash   Jan-11-09 04:18 PM   #172 
                    - I'll listen when you listen.  merh   Jan-11-09 04:32 PM   #173 
                    - Alright, I gave you the benefit but you just want to be right.  Balderdash   Jan-11-09 05:03 PM   #181 
                       - Listen to what?  merh   Jan-11-09 05:19 PM   #184 
                          - Either your being completely disingenuous or  Balderdash   Jan-11-09 07:14 PM   #192 
                             - You haven't tried to explain anything.  merh   Jan-11-09 07:24 PM   #194 
                                - But I haven't been rude and loud  Balderdash   Jan-11-09 07:43 PM   #195 
                                   - Yes you have.  merh   Jan-11-09 08:26 PM   #197 
                                      - Take the log out of your own eye before going for the  Balderdash   Jan-11-09 08:30 PM   #199 
                    - Listening  sheeptramp   Jan-11-09 05:29 PM   #186 
                       - Yeah, I'm getting it now.  Balderdash   Jan-11-09 07:15 PM   #193 
  - "Join you in doing what exactly?"  ZombieHorde   Jan-11-09 04:33 PM   #174 
  - Join The Impact:  rucky   Jan-11-09 05:20 PM   #185 
  - thank you so much  merh   Jan-11-09 05:33 PM   #189 
  - THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR!!! THANKS!!!  cliffordu   Jan-11-09 07:49 PM   #196 
     - I know, it only took  merh   Jan-11-09 08:27 PM   #198 
  - Locking...  rasputin1952   Jan-11-09 09:15 PM   #201 
 

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