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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:46 PM
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When did you join DU?
I joined May 26, 2001.

And how did you find DU?

I heard about it on CSPAN. :-)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:47 PM
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1. October /November 2001 Actually a Will Pitt article on the Freep
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 01:48 PM by underpants
They had no idea what they were creating when they posted it over there.

I lurked on the Free Republican because everytime I put up any evidence opposing what EVERYONE agreed with I got booted.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:09 PM
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34. I was there once. They have an ugly website.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:10 PM by newyawker99
:puke:
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psychopomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:32 PM
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75. I've been 3 sheets to the wind since 9.11
I think I found DU in spring 2002 but I have no Idea how I found it.

DU been thru some changes but we are still here.
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psychopomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:33 PM
Response to Reply #75
76. Sorry I meant to post this as a reply to the thread starter
Don't mean to jump the train.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:33 PM
Response to Reply #76
136. I am glad you are here psychopomp!
:-)
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:48 PM
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2. Some time in '03.
Found it from a friend/coworker who showed me the Top 10.

Joined several months later. Started posting many months later.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:48 PM
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6. Why? OH GOD WHY!?!?!??!
:bounce:
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:50 PM
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12. Haven't fucking stopped posting since!!!
Shit - I started in GD - and got so damned depressed I couldn't take it - thank God I found you, UNderpants!

:loveya:

:evilgrin:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:56 PM
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21. Thanks....................Bob
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:11 PM
Response to Reply #21
39. you know you love it!
baby!

:P
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:05 PM
Response to Reply #12
31. You are not alone k-a-b!
I think we all got hooked pretty quickly.

:-)
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:48 PM
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3. Apr 19th 2004
I found out about DU on Smirkingchimp, where I had been hanging since just after the first debacle in 2000. Now DU is my home :)
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:10 PM
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35. It is home for me too.
:hi:
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WMliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:12 PM
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41. hey, that's about the same time I started
:hi:
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:48 PM
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4. October 17th, 2003.
I was directed to it by a person on another site. I wanted to know if there was an online site for liberal Democrats. :-)

T
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:11 PM
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38. Hi terry! I am glad you joined.
:loveya:
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Darknyte7 Donating Member (687 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:48 PM
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5. November 30, 2004
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 01:48 PM by Darknyte7
at least that's when I registered.

I believe I discovered DU about a week before that as I was looking for info about the Stolen Election of 2004.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:12 PM
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40. Welcome Darknyte7!! I am glad you joined.
:-)
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:48 PM
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7. I joined November 15th 2004 (was a lurker for a while) heard it advertised
on Air America. :)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:49 PM
Response to Reply #7
9. The DU was advertised on Air America?
Really?
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:52 PM
Response to Reply #9
18. Yeah. Or maybe someone was talking about it... I don't remember really.
But I thought it sounded cool so I checked it out. :)
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:12 PM
Response to Reply #7
42. I am glad you stopped lurking!
:-)
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:13 PM
Response to Reply #42
45. Awww, you're such sweety!
:pals:
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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:48 PM
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8. May 4, 2004
I heard about you guys from a friend (Hey Krebs if you see this :hi:).

Thank goodness I found this place.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:13 PM
Response to Reply #8
43. MGKrebs is cool. I am glad you took his advice!
:-)
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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:39 PM
Response to Reply #43
80. MGKrebs is the best!
And so is Casper, who lurks. I love you guys!!!!
Thanks for fighting the good fight and showing others how to do the same.
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:49 PM
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10. Sometime in 2001
and a fellow DUer told me about it
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:14 PM
Response to Reply #10
46. I'm glad you signed up!
:-)
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:49 PM
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11. When Smirking Chimp became overrun with bullies
not sure when it was...I think it was in the primaries.

A bunch of Clarkies were bullying everybody there. This Deaniac had to get out. I found it much more...uh...diverse here!

Happy to be here :hi:
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:50 PM
Response to Reply #11
13. Ain't that the truth... that's when I hightailed it.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:56 PM
Response to Reply #13
20. It was a shame because I loved that site
it was just a few bugs and cookies who made things unbearable...
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:57 PM
Response to Reply #20
22. That's what attracted me to DU the first day...
and I never looked back... They really need some moderators over there.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:15 PM
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I am glad you joined Beaverhausen!
:hi:
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:18 PM
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55. NewYawkwer- Have we told you lately that we love you?
:loveya:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:56 PM
Response to Reply #55
110. Yes, you have.
:loveya:
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:21 PM
Response to Reply #11
63. no it was well before the primaries
I got beaten up and personally attacked by a gang that included MODS! Breaking their own rules. and I was never rude or anything. I just had a progressive outlook, and mistook them for others who did as well.

I generally stick to Lounge topics here.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:51 PM
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14. March 2002.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 01:51 PM by SmileyBoy
Interestingly enough, I found out about DU from a link from Hated.com.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:15 PM
Response to Reply #14
50. I am glad you are here SmileyBoy!
:hi:
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:51 PM
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15. I joined when it first started, years ago
...but I never posted except for a few times. Then I swapped computers, ISPs and forgot my user name AND the password, but it didn't really matter, because I didn't post anyway, though I was a voracious reader of the threads. I got a new name this past year, and now I post much more often!
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:16 PM
Response to Reply #15
51. I didn't post right away either. I lurked for a month and
then I took the plunge. :hi:
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Tom_Foolery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:51 PM
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16. March 2003...
I found DU through a search on Google.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:17 PM
Response to Reply #16
53. I am glad you joined Tom!
:hi:
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Miami Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:51 PM
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17. October 19, 2004
I was a lurker for a few weeks before joining. I found DU after googling something about the election and have been addicted ever since. :-)
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:18 PM
Response to Reply #17
54. I am glad you joined Miami Liberal!
:hi:
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Miami Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:10 PM
Response to Reply #54
126. Thanks for all you do, Newyawker
:hi:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:36 PM
Response to Reply #126
137. You are welcome!
:-)
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Zing Zing Zingbah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:19 PM
Response to Reply #17
130. That was my son's 2nd birthday. n/t
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:55 PM
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19. September 2004.
I actually heard about it much sooner than that, through a friend who posts here, but I was somewhat intimidated by it at first.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:18 PM
Response to Reply #19
56. I am glad you decided to join Left Is Write!
:hi:
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:20 PM
Response to Reply #56
61. Thanks!
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ogradda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:59 PM
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23. August 26th 2004
I linked here from the bushism site.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:19 PM
Response to Reply #23
57. Welcome ogradda!
:hi:
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ogradda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:56 AM
Response to Reply #57
242. i had to lurk for awhile before i joined :)
it wouldn't let me at first because i had a hotmail account. i finally went and set up a msn account (i got it when i'd gotten dsl, just never activated it.) but i'd seen you and thought how nice you were to all the newbies. then the first time i posted you just popped up out of nowhere and welcomed me and o! i felt so special! :hug: :loveya:
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:59 PM
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24. May 21 2001
or thereabouts.

I remember The Underground.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:20 PM
Response to Reply #24
60. The Underground was before my time.
:-)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:23 PM
Response to Reply #60
66. I'll ask -What was 'The Underground'?
I'm very curious
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:35 PM
Response to Reply #66
77. A forum on DU
that was invitation-only. This was back when DU was wee and small. It was ended soon after I came here.
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Zing Zing Zingbah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:21 PM
Original message
Same date three years later. n/t
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:37 PM
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138. I am glad you joined, ZZZ!
:hi:
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Zing Zing Zingbah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:38 PM
Response to Reply #138
187. Thanks
I'm glad you're here too. :)
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Jessica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:59 PM
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25. Beginning of October 2004 ...
I used to post in a dominantly-conservative forum - just to get on their nerves. The regular freepers there (very, very few of them) used to tell me, "Oh - why don't you just go over to 'DUh' where you belong." So, I did. :D And, I'm a much happier girl now.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:20 PM
Response to Reply #25
62. Welcome Jessica!
:-)
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:00 PM
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26. Doing a google search and found the Top 10 list
came on late spring 2001 and banned on my first post (PM me for details). Here ever since.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:00 PM
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27. Buzzflash newsletter...June 3, '02....a link to my first Lounge thread....
http://www.democraticunderground.com/cgi-bin/duforum/du...

:hi: Veronica...long strange trip it's been!! :loveya: :hug:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:22 PM
Response to Reply #27
64. Yes Amber, it has been a long and strange trip.
:hi: :loveya:
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:01 PM
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28. Some time in 2002
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:06 PM by 11 Bravo
and you were the first to welcome me!

on edit: forgot to say that I first linked to DU from gwbush.com.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:23 PM
Response to Reply #28
65. Wow, you have a great memory!
:-)
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:01 PM
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29. 15 August 2004
my friend kaos told me about it. When landi closed hypocrites.com, I migrated. I'd visited once when I had dialup, but it was too slow.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:24 PM
Response to Reply #29
67. Welcome miss_kitty!
:-)
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:30 PM
Response to Reply #67
74. Thanks newyawker99!
:hi:
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:04 PM
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30. Late 2001
I found DU from a link on Salon or Buzzflash. It was a few months after 9/11 and I was looking for anyone that wasn't a Bushbot. Bush had a 90 percent approval rating and I felt like I was the only one who disapproved. I posted at DU and someone corrected me that * was not the President since he hadn't won. I knew I had found a home.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:24 PM
Response to Reply #30
68. Hi cally! Long time no see!
:hi:
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:07 PM
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124. Hi, we haven't talked much lately
:hi:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:38 PM
Response to Reply #124
139. That's true. Maybe we should make some time.
:hi:
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:06 PM
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32. August 2002--about two weeks after my sister
gave me this computer. I do not post much but love reading it. It has become my lifeline to sanity.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:25 PM
Response to Reply #32
69. I'm glad you are here asjr!
:hi:
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:08 PM
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33. November 2002
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:11 PM by SarahBelle
It has March 11, 2004, but under my old name: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:26 PM
Response to Reply #33
71. I am glad you are here Sarah!
:-)
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:44 PM
Response to Reply #33
90. the one DUer I've met
But, I didn't know it either time!
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:05 PM
Response to Reply #90
122. Hee hee!
I should be at Dodi's, so I'll finally give you an official "hello". :D
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WMliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:10 PM
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36. joined in April 2004. well, not exactly...
I started posting last April. I'd donated a couple times before then. Lurked for a long time. Read the articles on a daily basis.

I found DU through Bartcop. I'd been reading Bartcop since 2000. He started mentioning it a LOT in 2002. I got curious and started reading.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:42 PM
Original message
I am glad you joined WM!
:-)
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WMliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:54 PM
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106. me too. I don't think I'd have discovered how much fun the lounge could
be if all I did was lurk.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:10 PM
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37. March 2002
I lurked for months. I was on the Smirking Chimp since 2001 and heard about DU and lurked for a while.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #37
83. I am glad you are here johnnie!
:hi:
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fluffernutter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:13 PM
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44. just after the election in Nov.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #44
84. I am glad you joined fluffernutter!
:-)
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Dzimbowicz Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:14 PM
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47. August 2004
Heard about it on Bartcop.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #47
87. Welcome Dzimbowicz!
:-)
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Dzimbowicz Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:32 PM
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135. Thank you
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madison2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:15 PM
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48. oct 31 2004
followed a link from a msm messageboard... I don't go there any more.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:44 PM
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88. Welcome madison2000!
:-)
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redirish28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:15 PM
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49. i joined on...
Jan 18th 2005, and i heard about this site from my wife
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:44 PM
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89. Welcome redirish28!
:-)
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:17 PM
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52. September 9, 2001
I did a Google search on "anti-Bush" and followed a link here from www.hated.com . I've been here ever since.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:45 PM
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91. Hi Wayne!
:hi:
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:19 PM
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58. Yeegads...
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:22 PM by Hell Hath No Fury
It's been so long -- I think I found it via Buzzflash, maybe. Was lurking around innauguration 2001 then went official a few months later.

It has been quite the ride here. :)

This place has been the best education I have had in my life. Sometimes what I have learned here has been a hard burden to carry, but I'd rather have the pain of knowledge than the "bliss" of ignorance.

Thanks DU! :hi:

Is some super-secret way to find out just when you signed up? Just curious how so many folks remember the exact dates they joined. :) My failing memory just ain't that good...
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:46 PM
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92. I am glad you are here HHNF!
:hi:
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:19 PM
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59. I registered about two years ago, I think.
I found out about it when another site -- Buzzflash, maybe? -- linked to "Top Ten Conservative Idiots," which is still my fave DU feature. (No offense, Auntie Pinko, you rock, too!)

Once I noticed the forums existed, I started reading them for LBN, lurked for awhile, and I finally registered when some completely wrong post in GD sparked my ire and I felt like I had to take the plunge and chime in.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:46 PM
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94. I am glad you are here asthmaticeog!
:hi:
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Freebird12004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:26 PM
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70. joined on 1/25/2005
lurking since 12/14/2004

I'm having fun and I'm glad to $upport DU
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:49 PM
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96. I am glad you joined Freebird!
:-)
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Freebird12004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:08 PM
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125. Thanks
I'm enjoying myself and staying out of trouble at the same time - what could be better.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:27 PM
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72. I joined shortly before the California recall.
I first discovered DU by reading the "Top 10 Conservative Idiots" list, which was linked from BartCop.

I love those lists, but the funny thing is I rarely read them these days because if I'm on DU, I'm at the message board. :eyes:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:50 PM
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97. Yes, the Top Ten list is great.
:hi:
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:57 PM
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113. Hello there, DU's Sweetheart.
I think that should be your official title!! :D
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:40 PM
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142. Awww! *blush*
:-)
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Tyrone Slothrop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:28 PM
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73. My uncle started forwarding the Top 10 to me
about two years ago. I was a lurker for a very long time, mainly using DU as my source for news.

Eventually I decided to get a username so I could post. It was about a week before the 2004 election or so.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:51 PM
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98. I am glad you joined Tyrone!
:-)
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:36 PM
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78. Oct 24th 2004
In all honesty, I have read DU many times over the past several years. I was just a bit shy about jumping in. I was just feeding off the intelligent opinions without contributing. However, when I started seeing it mentioned repeatedly on the John Kerry board where I posted I started reading it several times a day. Finally I took the plunge and signed up. I've since placed my toothbrush in the bathroom and have a recliner in the lounge. It's become home. :)


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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:52 PM
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100. I am glad you joined Lone_Star_Dem!
:-)
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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:38 PM
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79. Sometime before the election when the world rejected me.
Boy was I happy to find folks like me! :7
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:52 PM
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102. Welcome NoSheep!
:hi:
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movie_girl99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:41 PM
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81. i lurked for months
and joined in Sept. 2004

I stumbled upon it after initially visiting Michael Moore's site and lots of clicking

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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:53 PM
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103. Welcome movie_girl99!
:hi:
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RogueTrooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:42 PM
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82. Twas April or May 2001 when I joined
There was an article in The Guarian ( not online alas ) about DU and the top ten conservative idiots. I can't remember the actual date but I know it was before Jim Jeffords went indi.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:53 PM
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104. Hi to another oldtimer!
:hi:
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:43 PM
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85. October of 2003 and Bill O'Reilly led me to find DU
As many liberals were after the 2000 election farce, I was despondent... especially since the media was so conservative and getting more so over time.

For a few years, I really did nothing and just thought I was the rare liberal in a sea of redness and heard all the crap about Clinton's laxness causing 9/11, etc.

Then, I heard about the Bill O'Reilly's lawsuit against Al Franken. So, naturally, I picked up Al's book and read it and it really opened my mind. There was another liberal out there!

First, I went online and figured there has to be others like me. I first found the O'Reilly Sucks website run by Stewert (who posts on DU under that name as well...) and eventually Stewert pointed me to here, where I have posted almost 5,000 times.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:54 PM
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107. I am glad you joined NewJeffCT!
:hi:
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keithjx Donating Member (758 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:43 PM
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86. It was Dick Cheney's fault!!!
My first visit was July 2004. A friend directed me to the Hate Mail bag to peruse Dick Cheney's email to DU. Funny stuff. I started looking and lurking, and before long had to start contributing. Now, I cherish my DU bumper sticker and miss the Plaid Adder....

:toast: to you, newyawker99!
KJ
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:54 PM
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108. and a toast for you!
:toast:
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:46 PM
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93. Second week of January, 2002
I had lurked since October 2001, but did not register until January, since due to personal reasons, I didn't have any time or energy to put into posting until then.

I heard about DU from Michael Moore's website.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:55 PM
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109. I'm glad you are here Susang!
:hi:
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pres2032 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:47 PM
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95. November 2002
i was pointed here to find up to the minute election results. Then i found the Top 10 and followed that for a while, before joining in early 2003.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:57 PM
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114. I am glad you joined pres2032!`
:-)
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SW FL Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:51 PM
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99. Dec 2003
I heard about DU from a woman I met at the FL Dem convention where we heard the primary candidates speak. I lurked for a week before joining.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:58 PM
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115. I am glad you are here SW FL Dem!
:-)
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SW FL Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:18 PM
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129. Thanks! So am I
DU has helped me maintain my sanity. At least I know I am not alone!
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:52 PM
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101. Just before the 2002 election, so October, 2002
I was looking for a democratic site on the web and found DU.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:58 PM
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116. I am glad you joined WI_DEM!
:-)
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ThorsHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:53 PM
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105. November 2004 right after the elections
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:59 PM
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117. Welcome ThorsHammer!
:hi:
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ThorsHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:22 PM
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176. Thank you newyawker99
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:57 PM
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111. October 2001
You'de be amazed at what comes back when you type bush sucks into a search engine. I followed links trying this site then that, finally followed a link from Bart's, I don't remember how I found him, but, after reading the posting's here, it took me about ten minutes to decide I'd found home.
See what happens when you feed stray cats, they stick around.

In the past three point whatever years DU has became such a big part of my life, that I'm sure my fbi file needs a cart to be moved around with, oh well, hi agent mike, or pat or whoever.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:41 PM
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143. I am glad you are here catmandu57!
:hi:
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ProgressiveConn Donating Member (820 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:57 PM
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112. Only been reading DU for a couple of months.
And posting an even shorter time than that. One of the neo-cons who posts at another board I read was criticizing this site as a group of "America hating communists." From his description I knew it must be a great place since he hated it so much. So I came to take a look. =)
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:42 PM
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144. Welcome ProgressiveConn!
:hi:
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:00 PM
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118. October 2002
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 03:00 PM by Richardo
Through a link to 'Top 10 Conservative Idiots' from Bartcop, which I read about in an article in the Houston Press (alternative weekly).

:hi: newwayker!
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:42 PM
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145. Hi Richardo!
:hi:
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Amaya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:03 PM
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119. Jan 2003
But I lurked for about a year before. So technically I've been reading the DU since the beginning of 2002 :)

I found it through Buzzflash
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:43 PM
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147. Hi Amaya! I haven't seen you lately. I hope you
are ok. :hi:
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electricmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:04 PM
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120. Started reading it in October or November 2001
Signed up so I could start posting January 2002. Still have only barely managed to crack 1000 posts.

Found DU through a link to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots can't remeber from where though. The Top 10 and the Hate Mailbag hooked me and I feel lost if I don't at least give LBN a quick glance every day.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:44 PM
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148. I am glad you are here electricmonk.
:hi:
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:05 PM
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121. Spring 2001 ....
Not exactly sure of the date ... March, maybe ?



:hippie:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:44 PM
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149. Hi hippiechick!
:hi:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:06 PM
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123. Joined in 2002, but had been lurking for some time
definitely since 2001. No idea how I found this site, but it was probably by a link from Jerry Politex's Bush Watch or something like that.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:45 PM
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150. Hi billyskank!
:hi:
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:13 PM
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127. Nov 01st 2003
The way I found DU is a rather convoluted story. During the pre-war period, I did quite a bit of protesting. I stumbled into a book store one day, and found a book that consisted of a Scott Ritter interview with a journalist by the name of William Rivers Pitt (sound familiar to anyone?), and in this book was a website where this journalist posted some of his articles. That website is truthout.org.

From there, he posted a link to DU in one of his articles, and a reference in the back of his book. I joined on the first of November, 2003.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:46 PM
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151. Wow! That is convoluted!
:crazy:


I am glad you joined. :hi:
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:16 PM
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128. October 8, 2001.
I had found it the previous February while looking for * jokes....Top 10 Conservative Idiots.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:47 PM
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152. Hi greataunt! How are the triplets?
:hi:
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:52 PM
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158. The triplets are great, and coming over tomorrow.
They absolutely love preschool and all the doors it is opening for them. The games they make up and play are creative beyond belief. It cracks us up when, in their innocence, they play menage a trois.

:hi:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:35 PM
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208. Wow! They are in preschool already?
I feel old! :-)
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:21 PM
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131. Aug, 2001
Saw the Top Ten Idiots on a newsgroup, thought I'd check it out.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:47 PM
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153. Hi laz!
:hi:
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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:22 PM
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132. I joined November 16th of 2004
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 03:22 PM by Faye
looking for boards about the election fraud. i found the the board through a link on Randi Rhodes board. been addicted ever since.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:48 PM
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154. Welcome Faye!
:hi:
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GOPBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:22 PM
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133. To find new people in our scary times.
I joined just a bit before the 2002 elections. I wanted to talk to people about them, so I did a search on the internet for Democratic groups, and I found DU! I'm so happy I did. Like I said in my subject line, I really just wanted to meet like-minded people. :-)
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:49 PM
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155. The 2002 elections were disappointing. I am hoping
that 2006 will be different.


:hi:
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:59 PM
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266. Almost an exact reflection of my time and my reason. I was scared to
post at first. There seemed to be lots of unwritten rules and some really agressive people about. It also made me mad that I could not get info about a meeting in Austin because I had not proven myself by being around long enough even though I supplied a website showing me as a local precinct chair. But that all passed and here I still am.
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:25 PM
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134. May 2004
still a relative newbie :hi:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:49 PM
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156. Welcome newbie!
:hi:
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:38 PM
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140. Shortly after 9/11/01
I found it while looking for places to promote my September 11th website.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:17 PM
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168. Hi rb!
:hi:
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:57 PM
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236. Hi ny99!!
How's your world these days?
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kslib Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:39 PM
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141. Day of the third debate (Kerry/Bush)
I was so damned irritated, so I looked under "democratic blogs" for a running commentary, and this was the first to pop up!
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:17 PM
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169. Welcome kslib!
:hi:
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:43 PM
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146. April 24, 2004
Found it from a link from buzzflash.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:18 PM
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170. Glad you joined DH!
:hi:
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Allenberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:50 PM
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157. November 16th 2004
Lurked for awhile, but couldn't take it much more after Presidential Thievery of 2004
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:18 PM
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171. Welcome Allenberg!
:hi:
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alexisfree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:58 PM
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159. sept. 28 2004...
...and I was looking on the search engines for democrats in Sacramento....I had no idea that it was a forum with liberal ideas just like my self..!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:19 PM
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172. Welcome alexisfree!
:hi:
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:13 PM
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160. Jul 22nd 2004 according to DU
I had been reading the web page for quite awhile before hand.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:20 PM
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173. Glad you joined don!
:hi:
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:47 PM
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200. Thank you newyawker
thanks for all the effort you put into DU.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:19 PM
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161. I joined August 13, 2002, after reading about it on an AOL message board.
:-)
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:21 PM
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174. Hi ih8thegop!
:-)
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GregW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:19 PM
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162. Sometime in 2001
I was with the ship of souls who left Salon's TableTalk when they decided to introduce "pay to post" on their forums (via the well) and somehow stumbled across DU.

I still miss TableTalk - some of the most intelligent, biting wit on the Internet.
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Gemini Cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:20 PM
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163. I found DU by reading a response to a post
on a yahoo news board.
That was sometime during the summer of '02. I lurked here for a year then joined in late July of '03.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:22 PM
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175. Glad you joined Confound W!
:hi:
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ralps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:23 PM
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164. I joined on July 8, 2004
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 04:24 PM by ralps
I heard about DU on smirkingchimp.com
:hi:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:22 PM
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177. Welcome ralps!
:hi:
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Lisabtrucking Donating Member (807 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:25 PM
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165. After Kerry shut down his blog, I went searching for another blog.
I found this site by doing a google on democratic blogs, and found this one. Thank god!
Just became a paid member a couple of weeks ago, and I'm very proud to be a member. Thank you.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:23 PM
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178. Welcome Lisa!
:hi:
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:29 PM
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166. Summer 2003
I found it quite by accident.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:23 PM
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179. I am glad you found us!
:hi:
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Ernesto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:32 PM
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167. Spring, 2001
So why don't I have 16,000 posts by now?
Hmmm, oh that's right! I have a "life".
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:24 PM
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180. Hi Ernesto!
:hi:
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:24 PM
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181. I started reading in early 2001
I think I got the link through a Yahoo! group I belonged to at the time.

I actually didn't start posting until early 2002. Clearly, I haven't really looked back. DU is my community, my "people." :D
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:36 PM
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209. I am glad you joined!
:loveya:
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:32 PM
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182. a couple of weeks before the february 15th anti-war rally in NYC
in 2003. I heard about it by lurking on Free Republic but actually used to visit the home page of DU to read the 10 conservative idiots from a link from somewhere (i forget) without realizing there were discussion forums within. :hi:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:38 PM
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210. I am glad you are here jonny!
:hi:
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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:35 PM
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183. 11/21/2002
just needed a little time to go from depressed to angry after the midterm elections ...
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:39 PM
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212. Glad you are here wT2!
:hi:
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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:55 PM
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234. DU's finest hostess ... thanks NY99 ... (n/t)
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Shopaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:36 PM
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184. Tomorrow is my One-Year DU Anniversary. . .
and this is my 3,088 post!
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:40 PM
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213. Congrats for your anniversary and your milestone!
:toast: :party:
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:37 PM
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185. Same as you newyawker99
The day that Skinner was on C-SPAN with Brian lamb.

--IMM
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:41 PM
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214. Yes, that was the day. I think they spoke on the phone.
:-)
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:37 PM
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186. Right after Nov 2 from Will Pitt
I was ready to pack my bags when I read about this great place I could hang out at and not feel so all alone.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:42 PM
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215. Welcome AuntiBush!
:hi:
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:47 PM
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188. 8th September 2004
To my eternal shame I came here from FreeRepublic.

I had stumbled across them a little while earlier, and found them amusing to watch. Then in one thread I saw them all bitch about this place, and knew that I should check it out. So here I am.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:42 PM
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216. Welcome tjwmason!
:hi:
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dog_lovin_dem Donating Member (237 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:51 PM
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189. I found DU a couple of
months before Nov. 2nd. I don't recall exactly how I ended up here, but it was probably a link from buzzflash or truthout...2 of my favorites!
Thank god I found DU before the election...you are all partly responsible for me being able to maintain some semblance of sanity following the insanity. :D Thank you all!
I finally got the nerve to join on Jan. 7th.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:43 PM
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217. Welcome dog_lovin_dem!
:hi:
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puerco-bellies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:04 PM
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190. Early 2001 during the selection debacle.
Got here through a link from buzzflash or democrats.com several I.P.'s, and a couple of screen names ago.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:44 PM
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219. Hi puerco-bellies!
I have always loved your username.

:hi:
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:04 PM
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191. Sometime in 2002
and I think I linked up from Bartcop or some other website. Sort of old and forgetful, can't remember everything. Or is that anything? Ah never mind. :bounce: :toast:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:45 PM
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220. LOL! I sometimes feel old and forgetful too.
:hi:
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:07 PM
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192. Early in 2001
feeling like a novice, I still don't
know how to find out exactly when
or how many posts I have. :-)
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:46 PM
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221. Your post total should be in your profile.
If you want to know the amount, please send
a PM.

:hi:
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gollygee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:08 PM
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193. What day did F 9/11 open?
I came home from that movie the day it opened looking for more information. I did a little searching online and found DU :)
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:47 PM
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222. I think it opened last summer.
Welcome gollygee! :hi:
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FarLeftRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:11 PM
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194. February or March, 2002
Almost nine months after I discovered DU from Bartcop. :)
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:47 PM
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223. I am glad you are here FLR!
:hi:
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:15 PM
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195. July 28, 2003...exactly a year and a half ago.
But I had lurked for a long while before.

I heard a ridiculous quote attributed to * (I don't even remember what it was). I wanted to see if it was true, so I typed it into Google, and it brought me here. The rest is history.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:48 PM
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224. I am glad you found us.
:-)
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JohnnyCougar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:20 PM
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196. Early 2002
I was probably searching on google for anti-Bush material. I was really worried in the lead-up to the Iraq war.

I signed up under the username "thecouga" and donated, but only made 2 or 3 posts. I got so sick of Bush, though, that I decided just to forget about him for a while.

I came back as "JohnnyCougar" because I couldn't remember which e-mail address I had used under my old acount, and the donation star had run out anyway...so I came back during the presidential race when my new roommate got me into DU again! I don't think I will be able to leave this time!
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:49 PM
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226. I am glad you are back JC!
:-)
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:28 PM
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197. 8/16/2003
IIRC

I found out about it through another political board.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:50 PM
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227. Hi Bleachers!
:hi:
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:34 AM
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255. Hello from a fellow New Yawker!
:hi:
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Frogtutor Donating Member (739 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:32 PM
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198. Nov. 10, 2004; a few days after the election...
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 06:38 PM by Frogtutor
I was so sick and disheartened. I did an Internet search on Democrats, looking for solace and like-minded people, and found DU. Been spending way too much time here ever since!

Edited: because it needed another comma, dammit!
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:51 PM
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228. Welcome Frogtutor. I am glad you are here.
:hi:
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:33 PM
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199. October 6, 2001
Lurked for a while before, since June or so... but joined when 9-11 forced me out of work (DU old-timers know the story, but I am so tired of rehashing it, lol). I had enough free time, and thought, why not?

I discovered the site because a friend sent me a link to the Top 10 List, and I went on to regularly read the articles and features before lurking in here.

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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:52 PM
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229. Hey ZW....Have some coffee.
:donut: :hi:
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:48 PM
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201. sometime before 9-11......lost password so had to sign up again with
new name

followed selection 2000 on salon.tabletalk and posted there

also read Mike Malloy's bulletin board, bartcop, and media whores....don't remember what sent me here

wonderful to realize that the whole US is NOT like OK
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:53 PM
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230. I am glad you are here bobbieinok!
:hi:
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nicolemrw Donating Member (263 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:56 PM
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202. i joined when bill clinton had his heart surgery
so that i could post on the get well thread.

i had found this site a little bit before that, through a link that someone posted on another site that i post on.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:53 PM
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231. Welcome nicolemrw!
:hi:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:03 PM
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203. I joined January 14, 2004
I lurked for about two months.

I found DU when I googled "Howard Dean" and there was a link to this site. :hi:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:54 PM
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232. I am glad you stopped lurking Will!
:hi:
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koneko Donating Member (628 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:10 PM
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204. I was a long-time lurker
I think I've been lurking on & off for a couple of years now, but joined after the election. I was so busy reading everything political (and progressive) that I could get my hands on that I just didn't take time to post. I was so shell-shocked in November that I decided to take a break from reading, and join the grievers online.

How did I find DU? I linked to it from BuzzFlash, for the Top 10 Conservative Idiots. It was love at first sight! :loveya:

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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:55 PM
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233. Welcome koneko!
:hi:
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:27 PM
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205. February or March 2001........under another name I don't remember
It started with an S. I lost that password because I didn't post much. So I reregistered as Cheswick in late spring or early summer If I remember correctly.

I heard about it from someone I knew from the AOl message boards.
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scarlett1 Donating Member (427 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:33 PM
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206. As soon as I was able to after the Nov 2, 2004 election
I had read it before but never joined. Then I had to wait until new members were being accepted again after the election. I needed it after the election.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:56 PM
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235. Welcome scarlett1!!
:hi:
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:34 PM
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207. February 8, 2004 OMG I'm going to have an anniversary. Flowers only pls.
I found DU via a link from Whitehouse.org. I had Googled something inappropriate <http://www.whitehouse.org/initiatives/purity/index.asp > , discovered and consumed Whitehouse.org, then started following links. I was amazed, lurked for about 2 months, joined and post when the spirit moves me.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:57 PM
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237. Happy anniversary in advance!!
:toast:
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:39 PM
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211. I joined in late 2001
October, I think. There was a link to DU on democrats.com. I clicked on it and, well, here I am. ;)
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:27 AM
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243. I am glad you are here Penndems!
:-)
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:43 PM
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218. I probably hold the record for longest lurker.
I knew of this site pretty much since the beginning but was always reluctant to join because I didn't think I would be able to keep up with the discussions.

I finally joined at the begging of October 2004 in the heat of the Kerry campaign after I-don't-know-how-many attempts to get on. :-)
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:28 AM
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244. I am glad you stopped lurking!
:hi:
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:43 AM
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257. Me too.
Back around the time of the Florida recounts and selection 2000 I used to visit Bartcop.com on a daily basis. That's when I first heard about DU. Mostly I just read the articles on the homepage, but slowly began to lurk around the discussion boards. DU was always bookmarked on my list of favorites.

Now that I'm here, I think I'll stay.
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:49 PM
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225. 2002, I think. I was looking for info to counter an argument with
a RW friend.

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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:29 AM
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245. I am glad you are here Tom!
:-)
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ban-one Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:57 PM
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238. I just joined today.
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:01 PM
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240. HI & WELCOME
to DU! :hi:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:29 AM
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246. Welcome ban-one!
:hi:
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:59 PM
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239. March of 2001
I think, it was sometime around then. I first belonged to a Yahoo Group called Voter March and someone mentioned DU and posted a link, the rest is history. :-)
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:30 AM
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247. Another oldtimer!
Hi Piperay! :hi:
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Catbird Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:18 PM
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241. Google
I was using Google to locate information on security problems with electronic voting machines after the recent unpleasantness. DU was one of the first (and best) ones found. So I joined a few weeks later. I don't remember the exact date; the FBI may have it.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:31 AM
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248. Welcome Catbird! I am glad you are here!
:-)
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Feathered Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:33 AM
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249. Oct 29/04
I was one of the last people before the stop in registrations for the election. I found DU after googling for "Conservative Idiots". Not the actual column, because I didn't know it existed, but for any general site that discussed them. I stumbled upon DU, and have been hooked ever since.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:37 AM
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250. January 3 or 4 2002
found du through a reference on buzzflash in Nov/Dec but couldn't get the registration to work... lurked... registered in early January - the day of a whole lot of small plane crashes that culminated, if I recall correctly, with a kid slamming a small plane into a building in Florida. Freaky day as it unfolded.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:43 AM
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251. May, 2002...
Found it via a link from bartcop...

I've been hopelessly hooked ever since. :hi:
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SeanQuinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:46 AM
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252. I celebrated an anniv. and didn't even know it! Jan 14, 2004.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:52 AM
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253. July, 2001
Around the 9th or so. Found it through a link from Salon.

:hi: Roni!
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Anarcho-Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:30 AM
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254. April 2004 - I got here via a link from a progressive blog
I entered the forum and never looked back. I lurked for about 2 days before realising that D.U. was something that I wanted to take part in. Thank you for your initial newbie welcome back in April, it did help me to feel welcomed :pals: This is a great community.
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kayleybeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:38 AM
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256. July 31, 2003
but I lurked for quite a while before I officially became a member.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:56 AM
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258. Joined in May 2004,
Found the site in 2001 and lurked for a couple of years.

Think I found on the "Moose and Squirrel" Site
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:08 AM
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259. 2001, in the spring I think. n/t
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:37 AM
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260. July 13, 2001
:D
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:44 AM
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261. Sunday, March 09, 2003 10:32 PM
I learned about DU from another DUer, WeToldYouSo, who kept IM'ing me at work with links. I had been reading DU since the Fall of 2001 but I finally registered to comment on a thread about whether Richard Perle could be charged with war profiteering.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:15 PM
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262. I remember my first post was because I had come down with laryngitis
from all the phone banking and it was just less than two weeks before this past election. Someone here actually PM'd me and did one of my shifts. It was a fustrating time not to be able to say much. What can I say, I had to talk somehow, I was going to bust.
I learned about DU from a guy i was involved with a few years back who posts here. DU was always open on his screen, I got in the habit of reading the news here and finding links to events/ activism etc.

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catbert836 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:18 PM
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263. August 2, 2004
I found DU from a rant on some freeper site.
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:49 PM
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264. I joined DU on Veterans Day 2004
I found it through a link on dailykos.

It has been great therapy :)
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:51 PM
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265. April 03
Found free republic by accident then typed "Liberal Discussion board" on google. Only meant to post once hence the "HEyHEY" name
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SiouxJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:26 PM
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267. March 2002
I found it through a guy I was sorta cyber-dating, who belonged here (he later got banned). Turning me on to DU was the only good thing he ever did for me.
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:30 PM
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268. I joined, I believe, in November of 2002
after the miserable mid-terms. I got a few thousand posts under another name that I no longer use.

I heard about DU from Bushwatch, first - when it started. I read it for awhile, but was afraid it would become addictive so I didn't join at first. LOL, yep, it was.

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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:38 PM
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269. September of 2001...
after the 11th. I found out about it from a friend, whom I see on here sporadically...
:hi: Hi friend, if you're peeking this way...
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sugar magnolia Donating Member (137 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:50 PM
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270. Just since September 2004
I lurked for a while before joining. Someone I post with on another forum turned me on to DU and several of us from that forum found our way over here.
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hangemhigh Donating Member (587 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:38 AM
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271. A link from a link from a link...
and I never looked back! Summer this year-
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Queen Jane Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:42 AM
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272. i joined DU sometime last summer...
before it all turned into a huge fight. that's why i only post in the lounge now. ;)
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argyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:02 AM
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273. Joined in Spring of 2002. Found this place through BartCop.It keeps
me sane.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:04 AM
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274. Jul 18th 2003
Wow it hasn't even been two years but I feel like I've been coming here longer than that...maybe it's all the time I spend here.
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:41 AM
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275. Feb 10th 2004...
I'm coming up on my 1 year anniversary. I was a lurker for at least a month before posting. I think I found this site through BartCop
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:15 AM
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276. lurked for several months; joined in August 2001
yes INDEED
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