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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:33 PM
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there are so many new people on this site. where have you heard of du
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 09:34 PM by seabeyond
some people have issue with low count cause they associate it with freepers. i am not and even if a person is a freeper, i dont care. not why i am posting. but in this room, i have just seen so many new people. i am wondering if du address was posted somewhere or something to make people aware of this site.

just curious all.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:36 PM
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1. A couple of days ago...
I was googlin for Democrats under ground and, by mistake, stumbled upon this site. I think there's some real cool people here.
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:41 PM
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6. LOL
:rofl:
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:53 PM
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12. ..
:spray:
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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:52 AM
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50. 1000 posts already - Congrats and welcome!
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:30 AM
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63. Huh? The poster to whom you responded has been here for seven years and is just shy of 42,000 posts.
Welcome?

:shrug:
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:48 AM
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64. bah hahahahah. ya. damn, i have some catchin up to do with him n/t
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Exilednight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:37 PM
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2. I hang out on other message boards, like MSNBC and I use to help run a now defunk progressive board.
I've known of the DU for a while, but never bothered to join until Jan of last year. I let the account sit dormant for a while until my old message board finally went completely offline.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:54 PM
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What was the name of your old message board?
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Exilednight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:59 PM
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15. Underground Scribe, I'm a fan of Dostoevsky and absurdist literature.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:02 PM
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17. Well, I'm pretty sure I never visited that site.
Anyway, welcome to DU. :hi:
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FARAFIELD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:39 PM
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3. I know the reason
its so people from both sides (Obama and Hillary) could post their memes' I was for Edwards and now for Obama, but I think any rational person that has been here a while can see that.
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Exilednight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:44 PM
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8. I'm fairly new to this site, but I've been around message boards long enough.....
to know that there are plenty of regulars with multiple ID's that they hide behind.

I always find it a shame that people have to create new identities to vent their frustrations and show their true character. This is one of the reasons I am so fed up with the MSNBC boards. It's filled with people from both sides that dual personalities, and the freepers run wild with racial slurs and MSNBC does nothing about it.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:32 PM
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24. just not something i think about doing. inherently dishonest and
well... wussy, lol lol. i dont think about that one.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:53 AM
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57. Having been a MOD more than a few tmes, I can assure you that
there are ways to ferret out the multiples, and it's done regularly..and they all get shut down..

welcome :hi:
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:39 PM
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4. Address pinned on their shirts
upon release from the mental hospital.

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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:32 PM
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25. lol.... that would only be if they are looking for a revolving door syndrome n/t
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:40 PM
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5. I found this site after the Bush v Gore fiasco.
Lurked for years then joined.

Most of my post count is due to election season squabbling.

Truth to power!
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:42 PM
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7. I found www.democraticunderground.com ....
written on the wall in a phone booth in Alpine, Texas.

Thought I would check it out.

Been here ever since.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:46 PM
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9. There's a song in there somewhere, Tom..
:-)
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:54 PM
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13. There is a song in everything, kentuck...
They're just out there, stumbling down the sidewalk and knocking on doors.

Sometimes we let 'em in, feed them and keep them warm.

Sometimes they just ramble on down the street until someone else lets them in.

I am just knocking around, tonight.

Got this thing in my head about an albino black kid I once met.

Kid named Bone, growing up in this insane fundie environment in Louisiana.

Said, "Look at me, Mister. Ain't I the whitest thang around?".

He told me that he kept his faith in the Lord, but he still slept with the light on.

I thought it fucking profound.

He was just a kid.

Tom
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:05 AM
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43. Sweet
Very poetic, very nice.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:46 AM
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53. true Tom..
cool.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:34 PM
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26. lol.... yawl are jesting so, i am not going to believe anyone anything
i really am a sucker with this kinda stuff
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:13 AM
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47. I am not kidding.
I went back to Dallas and checked it out.

Lurked around here for a couple of years before I got a new girlfriend who figured out how I could post and reply here.

She is gone, now, but DU is still here.

True story...

Tom
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:42 AM
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48. girlfriend who figured out how I could post and reply here.... lol lol llol
that is funny. well then, she was worth it. my hubby does all the computer stuff for me too so i can play.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:03 PM
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19. That is hillarious.
What a cool story.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:10 PM
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20. If you have ever been to Alpine, you would really get it.
Sometimes I think it was left there just for me.

Tom
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:35 PM
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27. lol lol what, a place they were camouflage clothes and rifle racks? n/t
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:49 AM
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54. Texas still has phone booths? thing of the past here - even finding

a public phone is tricky.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:42 PM
Response to Reply #54
80. You would have to be in Alpine to understand...
That place is still inching its way into the 20th Century.
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TexasLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:46 PM
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10. Last Presidential Election time
I have NO idea how I found it. I think I was messed up, you know, depressed about the Chimp.
I'll be damned if I didnt find a place that had like minds AND smart and funny as hell at times!
This place cracks me up!
Mostly it educated me..still is!
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:37 PM
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30. ya, mine was feb 2004 stepping into the race. i needed this place.
i think i was on 24 hrs for three or four days when i first found it. family thought they lost their mama
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latinolatteliberal Donating Member (123 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:51 PM
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11. googled some possible vp choices
a thread came up with people discussing vp choices.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:38 PM
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31. excellent. welcome. that is how i found it, so random way n/t
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PM7nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:57 PM
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14. I've been reading DU for years
I just only started posting this week though...
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:02 PM
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18. Welcome to the madhouse.
:toast:
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:39 PM
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32. you are far from the first i have heard lurking and just starting posts.
that is such a strange concept to me. when given the opportunity to talk, i do.... lol. couldnt sit and keep quiet if i tried, not that i would
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BalancedGoat Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:01 PM
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16. Don't remember.
Started lurking under the screenname "Moridin" for maybe a year or so in the lead up to the 2004 primaries. No idea how I found the site originally. I forgot my password and the site completely for a few years. Stumbled across a link to the site again on Alternet.org right before the start of the primary season.

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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:42 PM
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33. excellent, welcome. glad you found it again. n/t
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progressive_realist Donating Member (669 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:11 PM
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21. Actually it's the same people
If you don't cut off the head and stuff the mouth with holy wafers after TS'ing them, they rise from the dead the next night.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:43 PM
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34. lol lol. hmmmmmm. i have had boards with that and it is too hard to figure it out
i dont even try with that anymore. someone wants to fool another, go for it....they giggle like they won. well.... wasnt playing. whatever
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:17 PM
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22. Many are sincere newbies......
But, I don't think the $hit-stirrers are "freepers".......I think they are paid marketers in the employ of repuke organizations bent on factioning the Obama supporters and the Clinton supporters from the Democratic party.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:44 PM
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35. i have wonder about something like that. thanks
there are just so many.
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Suzie57 Donating Member (67 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:53 PM
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23. I've read DU almost daily for years
I found DU back in 2004. I post rarely because I read DU at work before starting time and lunch and check in during the day. I'm afraid to post from my work computer though, need the paycheck too much. We only have one computer at home and someone is usually on it and I have too much work to do anyway. I sometimes wonder if someone will see my low post count and be rude but no one ever has. I don't post anything too controversial though. I too have been suspicious of some of the more hostile threads started during these primaries. I don't believe the posters are actual democrats at all.
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pompano Donating Member (506 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:37 PM
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28. Low post....
count doesn't necessarily mean newbie or freeper. During the stolen inauguration of the first Bush mightmare a friend called and said he found a website with some really cool Democrats. I have been lurking since. IIRC this friend saw a banner on TV advertising DU. Eight years of Bush have been long but you guys made it bearable.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:49 PM
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38. i think this is really interesting so many that lurked and just dont post much
beyond my ability to relate, lol lol. cant imagine not talking, lol. i have well over 27k. just different types of people. that is great. i am learning there are many more lurkers than i would have thought.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:12 PM
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85. Was a lurker...
Mostly because almost every time I thought about saying something, I'd find that someone else had just posted what I wanted to say. Pretty hard to beat folks in here with an original thought sometimes. And it doesn't seem worth it much to just say, "yeah, what you said."
Jennifer in Colorado
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:22 PM
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88. hey jennifer in colorado, love your state. i am in panhandle tx. go to colorado a lot.
we are fast, that is for sure, but a yeah what you said has its place too
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:46 PM
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37. i am glad people arent rude cause of the count. never thought much of people who do that
i would work at hubby business every once in a while, ... i would read and not post from there too. not cause i could get in trouble, lol but i couldnt get on to post, only read. lol. but i hear ya.
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1awake Donating Member (852 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:37 PM
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29. Shawn Hannity told me about DU!
It's true.. back in my repub days, Hannity mentioned the site on the air. When I finally left the dark side.. I remembered. :)


LK
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pompano Donating Member (506 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:44 PM
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36. I was away for....
a while. Could someone pleeeeeeease tell me the joke behind "This is Hugh!!1!!" (something to that effect you see here time to time).

TIA
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:52 PM
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40. suppose to be huge and moran with an A and series for serious
just excitable rw in their misspells and we have picked them up here series!!1!! you moran

i mean when you are calling someone stupid at least spell the word right. i am sure someone will put up the picture
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UALRBSofL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:54 PM
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41. I knew about DU for several years
Someone from AOL told me about it. So finally I had enough of AOL freepers and came over here. This place is a much nicer place then AOL.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:08 AM
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44. bah hahahah, ya think. lol. well, i like it but i have a tough skin.
that is great and funny that sittin in this room with prmaries, dems attacking dems. ... we are nicer. not gonna visit aol.

welcome
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:50 PM
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39. i love your post. lol. ya he would talk about this site during kerry election
i remember. didnt he have a message board. we were there too.

well, welcome and from the darkside, but then the dark isnt so awfully scary
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CampDem Donating Member (364 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:56 PM
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42. Thanks for asking!
I first came to DU in December 2007. I had become disgusted with the MSM political coverage and was surfing the internet. I was particularly interested in info about Chris Matthews sexist comments about Hillary. I ended up at media matters reading an article about media bias and then I followed some links that eventually brought me here. I started coming here several times a week and now I am here daily. :hi:
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:11 AM
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45. excellent. and welcome. mine was a round about way too, cant even remember
i like to get up in the morning and read while i have my first, second and third coffee. we stay at least a couple days ahead, generally weeks and months ahead of the news. my friend told me during the 2004 election, you say it, i have never heard and then not long after i will hear it on the news. how do you do it. then she married a repug and well.... we dont talk so much, lol
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:12 AM
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46. The vast majority of nubies
come straight from Free Republic.

I've got almost 600 of them on "ignore" by now.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:43 AM
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49. ya think. hm... been a lot, huh. i never use ignore. i talk or dont talk
they dont bother me....
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:36 AM
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51. It's not that they bother me. It's that they clog the pages with their b.s. and make it
much harder to find a decent thread to read. If find putting them on "ignore" saves me a lot of time.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:39 AM
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52. campaign headquarters
NSA in DC

The Justice Department

The little secret room next to AT&T's switch
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:50 AM
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55. rush, freerepublic, townhall.com, other RW bloggers
it is a coordinated bomb. :shrug:
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:52 AM
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56. I first heard of it on Mike Malloy radio
Mike and Kathy have their own board, but he mentioned that he goes to DU quite a bit or once in a while, so I looked it up and liked it.
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kaiden Donating Member (811 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:01 AM
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58. My post count is low, but I've been a DU member since 2003.
I was permanently logged on at work and had forgotten what my password was until Skinner was nice enough a couple of months ago to give me a password I could remember.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:11 AM
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59. lol lol that is why i couldnt post when i was at work. i am permantly
logged on here at home.
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SunsetDreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:21 AM
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60. Thanks for the welcome :)
I was searching the internet for information about the candidates and I came across the site. I've been reading for a few days now, and thought I would join.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:50 AM
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66. well, welcome. i came in feb 04 so got to be here during the campaign. was excellent to have info
and know ahead of the news what was happening so when news told a lie i could give the people in my area the truth. plus, it is just heartening to have du and support during campaign. i live in a very conservative area and can be discouraging.
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SunsetDreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:01 PM
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70. Thank you
Edited on Sun Mar-09-08 12:03 PM by SunsetDreams
You've been here a while lol That sounds cool, hopefully I can stay on top of the news too here, it is not possible to watch every channel lol I've always been somewhat interested in politics, but this year I am sooooo excited. I feel like an addict! I know what you mean about living in a conservative area, I live in Oklahoma, and I've never heard of it going to blue. I do plan on doing everything I can to get out the vote for the GE though, you never know, you might just change someone's views.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:04 PM
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71. well, i am in amarillo, not far from you. and addict is appropriate. used to be concerned
about hubby acceptng my addiction, but he has learned to live with and all is good.
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SunsetDreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:08 PM
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72. lol same here
Edited on Sun Mar-09-08 12:09 PM by SunsetDreams
It's a good thing we have more than one TV, otherwise we'd be fighting over the channels. My hubby likes to glance and see what's going on every now and then, enough to keep informed, but I think I go overboard, I feel like I can never get enough information. I'm always seeking to learn more.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:27 AM
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61. I sumbled in here from The Right Is Wrong website...
Either that one or the Turn Left website back in late 2003. Seems like years ago now.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:51 AM
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67. "late 2003. Seems like years ago now" it is. 4 years anyway, lol n/t
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Pisces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:29 AM
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62. Found it mentioned on a different blog site.
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Not the Only One Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:50 AM
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65. from Stephanie Miller's show
I like it here.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:52 AM
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68. i think that is more what i was wondering. if any of these dem people had mentioned
it or something, recently, to cause such an influx of newbies

welcome and enjoy
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Not the Only One Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:11 PM
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73. thanks
I like that Obama is so popular here. I like listening to Steph's show because she likes him, too, and calls Hillary on her Rovian tactics, like she is here at DU.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:53 AM
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69. Ha! I love your sig pic!
Welcome!
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Not the Only One Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:12 PM
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74. thanks
I appreciate it. It's a great resource for the truth.

And, Go Sox and Gobama!
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Huge Ego Sorry Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:17 PM
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75. I've been lurking about for years...
In fact, long enough that I'd forgotten how I ended up here. I just didn't have much to say that didn't already get said by someone else.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:28 PM
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77. boy i respect that. soooo not me, lol. i get tickle just trying to figure
people that can keep their mouth shut. lol. i am seeing a lot of lurkers coming out
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Huge Ego Sorry Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:58 PM
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82. Well, having a screen name
cuts down on the number of ads...

And seeing as I run my yap for a living, I guess it's a lot easier to keep quiet online.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:01 PM
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83. you may have a point. i am not real fond of people, lol and i am isolated
so this is really my socializing.
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Huge Ego Sorry Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:13 PM
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87. I hate people...
But I love crowds. Isn't it ironic?
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:24 PM
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89. it is... another opposite, hate crowds, can do one on one. but i can
Edited on Sun Mar-09-08 01:25 PM by seabeyond
see hating people liking crowds. there is an anonymous. kinda like the whole lurking thing, being a part without.

my thing is whenever in a crowd i become center, and i dont try, dont want to be but always am so i tend to stay away. is like a light on me.

interesting huh. diversity. cool stuff.
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Huge Ego Sorry Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:38 PM
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92. If we ever met in person I think there would be a huge explosion...
like a matter/antimatter reaction. First of all, I love being the center of attention; which I suppose makes my job a whole lot easier. Even if I'm not in the center of attention, I'm near enough to the middle to get whatever points I need to get across to everyone else. When I'm talking to someone one on one, invariably I end up "talking" to someone who is really just looking for someone to talk at.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:43 PM
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93. lol lol lol... that is the funniest n/t
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Frank Booth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:20 PM
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76. I've been reading this site
since after the GE in 2000. I'm not sure why I recently started posting. Just got bored I guess.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:29 PM
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78. hm... lots and lots
of lurkers. was just saying, how foriegn that is to me. 2000 was the very beginning. you should be welcoming me. lol
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Utopian Leftist Donating Member (204 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:35 PM
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79. Long-time reader
I've been reading here since the 2004 election. Someone at the Kerry Campaign Headquarters told me about the site.

The reason I have never posted much is because this board moves SO FAST! By the time I think of what I want to say usually ten other people have said it. Or the thread is already gone from the first page and I can't find it. Or you make a post and then come back hours later and can't find the thread because it has fallen several pages down the list.

Still a great place to come to keep up on the latest events though.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:55 PM
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81. a tip. go to your "my DU" and you will be able to find your posts and if anyone responded to you
Edited on Sun Mar-09-08 12:55 PM by seabeyond
then you can click on that and go directly to respond to the respond. otherwise you are right, it is gone.... and what fun is that. the my du is one of my favorite features on this board.
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Utopian Leftist Donating Member (204 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:12 PM
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86. THANK YOU
for that wonderful tip! I had no idea I could do that, lol.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:26 PM
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90. well... what a bitch. lol. i wouldnt like it either. lol. oh my. glad you
caught the message.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:07 PM
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84. A not new newbie...
I used to come here frequently. Way back in 2000 (?) someone here posted something on another site that he had written here and put the link up. But a couple of years ago my hard drive went poof and I lost all my favorite sites and passwords and just never signed up again with my new computer & ISP.

So I'm thinking that a lot of folks are just coming back now that we finally have a chance in the GE, especially with this hard fight between the dem candidates. And a lot of people were probably lurkers (of whom I've been one) for a long time, too.
jennifer in colorado
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:27 PM
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91. seems to be. welcome back.... already posted above to you. n/t
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