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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 09:38 PM
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Okay, who do you gotta piss off...
to get some attention around here?

Just asking...

I notice that 'bashing' threads get the most action and I'm wondering...is that REALLY what we want to focus upon? Bash the Dems in Congress, bash religion (not that I'm a big fan of revealed religion, but...still...), bash the DLC, bash freepers, bash candidates (present and former), and, sometimes, even other DUers (bad juju). Is that all we want to do?

I write a lot of positive, uplifting stuff. Things that we can use to reach out to the other side and the disaffected. I've gotten many, many positive responses and I thank each and every one of you who've contributed them.

But I'd really like to see a little more effort to take a positive tone on stuff. It's not all doom and gloom, folks. There IS hope. Lots of hope.

That's really what we want to offer people, isn't it? Hope for the future? Without it, none of this is worth a damn.

So, if you haven't already, please go and read my latest essay. I'm not asking for kicks or nominations... I'll settle for a bit of discussion.

Anyway...Thanks for your time. I'll go away now.

:hi:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 09:40 PM
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1. I believe...
Peace.


BTW- I love your posts! :toast:
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 09:41 PM
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2. I personally hate the public call-outs of other DUers.
Although I will bring along a bag of popcorn for the fight.

:popcorn:

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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 09:49 PM
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4. Hey KT. How are you doing?
:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 10:01 PM
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8. Doing ok. I might grab a second bag and wait for the fight!
:popcorn: :popcorn:




Hey, if nothing gets started, let's start our own fight!



"I heard Crazy Guggenheim is really a bushbot."

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 09:41 PM
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3. Hear Hear Mythsaje!!!! Unfortunately I Think That All Some Know How To
do anymore is be bitter, angry, divisive, defeatist, extremist, and dem bashy washy.

I'm with ya though. This is one of the most important election years in our nation's history in my opinion. We should do more to encourage, motivate, strategize, organize and GOTV then the efforts to self destruct, name call, bash and be all sorts of miserable.

I'm with ya in the fight, friend.

:yourock:
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 09:53 PM
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5. I am afraid many here believe their posts have no impact unless
they get a gazillion replies.

After enough time here one learns that incindiary posts get the most response(s).

All too often, the most thoughtful, insightful posts drop quickly off the charts.
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 09:57 PM
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6. Well, then,
I guess it calls for the use of stragety. :evilgrin:
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 10:05 PM
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9. FUC# EVERY DEM WHO DIDN'T>>>>ASSES!!!!!!!!!
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 11:45 PM
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18. That's stragety
:D
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 11:53 PM
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22. Well said.
Eloquent and to the point.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 12:11 AM
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27. Why do you hate America? .. Oh, nevermind..
I done seen your profile.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 12:18 AM
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30. I know.
(Sigh)
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 09:58 PM
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7. It's a fact.
Edited on Wed Mar-15-06 10:11 PM by Patsy Stone
But please, keep doing what you're doing. Don't give up. More people read than post, and if one person gets something out of it, then you've done a good thing. IMHO, just writing it was a good deed and a good thing.

That having been said, here are some things I've found during my 11000+ posts here at the very big tent we call DU:

1) People respond to bold letters and

pretty boxed text. :)

2) There are many Drama Queens among us.
3) It's gonna get worse before it gets better.
4) We sometimes eat our own.
5) Never Give Up.

Great post(s). K&R!

I believe.


ed: sp.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 10:06 PM
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10. Wise Words Patsy. Wise Words.
:)
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SnoopDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 11:50 PM
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20. Just exactly how do you do those 'pretty boxed texts"..
Edited on Thu Mar-16-06 12:11 AM by SnoopDog
and those smile face things... Hate to admit it but I really don;t know! Is there a list of those hand waving pop corn eating moving all over the place green yellow head moving castle hiding sarcasm on and off thing'ees?
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 11:59 PM
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25. Whenever you post look for these links
"HTML lookup table" and "Smilies lookup table"

Click on them and you should a separate window to get instuctions on how to do those effects.

Experiment.
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SnoopDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 12:15 AM
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28. Thanks so much!
:hi:

Oh my god it worked!!! :patriot:
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 12:17 AM
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29. Yay! Good work!
You're on your way! :woohoo:
:hi:
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 10:49 PM
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11. no worries, just ignore the drama. I worked a house party tonight for
Herb Paine, the Democratic candidate against John Shadegg of the "I'm less TAINTED" fame tonight.

if you're really feeling left out, throw him a few bucks www.paineforcongress.org
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 10:59 PM
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12. I'm hoping my next royalty check
gives me enough money that I can throw some money into something political. As it stands now I'm pretty much stuck donating my writing skills to the cause.

:)
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 11:15 PM
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14. I hear ya, that's why I work the house parties and the canvasses
Edited on Wed Mar-15-06 11:15 PM by AZDemDist6
no $$$ so I gotta give my time


ain't it always the way huh? your $$ or your time :rofl:
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 11:17 PM
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15. The way of the world, friend. The way of the world. n/t
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 12:21 AM
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31. I'm goona not self-publish anything this year
just to guarantee that there will be a reading public I can flog things to next year on eBay!
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 11:00 PM
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13. Why, thank you. You said what I was thinking, and said it well.
Redstone
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 11:42 PM
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16. You keep reminding us to keep our chins up
I appreciate it :D
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 11:44 PM
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17. Personally, I enjoy coming here to bitch.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 11:47 PM
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19. Oh, piss off!!
:evilgrin:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 11:54 PM
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23. Your momma!
:evilgrin:
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 09:50 AM
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34. Yo Daddy!
:P
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 01:52 PM
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36. Back at ya.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 03:09 PM
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37. nah nah
:P :D
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 11:50 PM
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21. Agreed, unfortunately the majority of helpful, positive threads
drop like a stone in the middle of a methane eruption.
Nature of the beast. :shrug:
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 11:55 PM
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24. Not always...
One of my positive posts got a total of 88 nominations. Quite a ride.
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 01:53 AM
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33. Definitely not always, just far too often. n/t
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 12:11 AM
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26. uplifting the 'disaffected'
Thank you for giving a glimmer of hope to the despondent, disaffected, * loathers who may sometimes want to throw in the towel because the antichrist is in office. We need a little sunshine sometimes.
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 01:31 AM
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32. Keep the shiny side up
let the rough side drag.
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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 12:36 PM
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35. While reviewing my past posts for my journal entries, I noticed
Edited on Thu Mar-16-06 12:38 PM by Inland
that all in all the ones that were long essays, and that I was proud of, sank like stones.

I have been on the greatest pages several times, but nothing that's worth keeping. Smartass, bombastic, jokey stuff only. Mostly sarcasm. Or posting someone else's article.

So my journal is the stuff I wish people had read and liked, but didn't.

What can I say.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 03:11 PM
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38. I agree with you 100%
It seems like you have to have catchy subject lines to get the attention....
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RazzleDazzle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 05:27 PM
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39. pat yourself on the back much?
:eyes:

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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 07:13 PM
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40. As often as possible...
You do something you love, and that you're good at, you SHOULD pat yourself on the back.

Something wrong with that?
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RazzleDazzle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 07:50 PM
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42. Not unless you're put off by
arrogance, self-absorption, narcissism and the like.
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 07:53 PM
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43. There's nothing wrong with justifable pride
as long as it doesn't translate into these things you mention. I didn't wander into one of YOUR threads and cast aspersions, now did I?
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Kingshakabobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 08:07 PM
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45. Nothing wrong. Don't sweat the jerks....
:hi: :thumbsup:
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 08:11 PM
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46. Thanks...
Much appreciated... honestly.
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 07:44 PM
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41. I'm a positive person and really do try to see the
the bright side of life. Right now deep down in my gut I have this feeling that it's already to late and that I will see the end of democracy in this country within my life time. (I'm 51)
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 07:55 PM
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44. I worry about it too, honestly...
Edited on Thu Mar-16-06 08:01 PM by Mythsaje
But without hope it's already lost. So I will continue to cling to the vestiges of hope simply for the promise that the worst might not yet come to pass.
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