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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:07 PM
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Why are you here?
Speak up!
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:08 PM
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1. My mom and dad wanted a second child?
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:08 PM
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2. They validate parking and serve a pretty good blue plate special.
And I love the conversation :)
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:09 PM
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3. I started coming here to be informed
and that's why I stay, but I also have a lot of friends here now and come to hang out with them.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:09 PM
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4. Al Gore created the internets with tubes
:D
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:11 PM
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7. IT'S A SERIOUS OF TUBES!!!!
(I figure if serious=series, then the opposite must be true.)
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:13 PM
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12. heh heh!
:D



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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:19 PM
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21. Good Times!!!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:34 PM
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35. "MASSIVE! MASSIVE!"
Wow! You can get movies delivered to your home via the Internet!

:eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes:

"It's not a big truck... it's a series of tubes!" :rofl:
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:10 PM
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5. Why am I on DU, or why am I here in the larger, metaphysical sense?
If it's the former, then I'm here to share ideas with politically like-minded fellows, occasionally have some laughs, and once in a while shamelessly self-promote my blog.


If it's the latter, I'm afraid I'm a bit of a nihilist.
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Reader Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:10 PM
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6. Once upon a time, there was a sperm and an egg...
...and things got all fucked up.

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:11 PM
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8. Why are YOU here? nt
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Baclava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:12 PM
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9. I was told there'd be free gifts and T-shirts
...and cake and punch.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:12 PM
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10. I was looking for the Clenis, but found Mo Paul.
:D



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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 05:57 AM
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59. I sure miss Mo Paul's
biting questions and excellent art. Hope the man is doing OK
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:12 PM
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11. Easy. To Piss Off Louis Cipher... Just Kidding. The Sole Reason Is To Stay Informed.
Edited on Wed May-30-07 04:13 PM by OPERATIONMINDCRIME
As per my recent OP, I never want to go back to those days again when I wasn't aware of everything going on. I'm here because to not be here means going back to be ignorant of what's going on around us.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:13 PM
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13. Beats workin' for a livin'.
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sicksicksick_N_tired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:14 PM
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14. because,...I care about others and I care about this world. n/t
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:14 PM
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15. I know I am, but where are you?
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:14 PM
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16. It beats working!
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:15 PM
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17. My dad didn't wipe me in the sheets.
Whew!!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:15 PM
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18. Cookies.
:)
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 05:54 PM
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49. See...?
;)
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:16 PM
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19. When I started coming out of my blue funk in the summer of 01
I knew there had to be more people who felt like I did, that knew these people to be idiots and thieves, so I started looking around. I followed a trail of crumbs that led me here in October of 01, I'm here because my mental health demands it, because I'd rather be with like minded intelligent people than knuckle dragging bushiesa, that's why I'm here.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:16 PM
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20. Because
the world is round. -- JL
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:19 PM
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22. I'm a information agent just like all of you DUERS
I'm also a witness to the crimes that is happening to America
When I look back on my life I will remember the words here

Plus the people here are wonderful

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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:19 PM
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23. No matter where I am, there I am.
Funny that. :crazy:
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:23 PM
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24. no reason...
i just am.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 05:08 PM
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43. Ahhh... existential! Sartre would be proud.
:silly:
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:23 PM
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25. How can I be sure that I'm really here. . .
It's all maya isn't it. . .?. . .after all.

Still waiting on the teleportation chamber I've been promised by the Nigerians.

Sheesh.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:24 PM
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26. i like tubes and my dump truck is broken.
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:24 PM
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27. I'm here?
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LibinMo Donating Member (364 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:26 PM
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28. Seriously
To hang out with like minded people. I live in Republican area. If I hadn't found DU I'd be crazy by now.
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:26 PM
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29. To learn and to vent. nt
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:29 PM
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30. Because I Can Be
it isn't illegal to be here and I don't want it to become illegal to be able to be informed so I come here to be a "number" amongst like thinking liberals and to show the * people that there are people out there that don't buy their hogwash and won't.

In other words, I come here to be informed, be a member of a liberal message board, and to have some fun while I do all of that :P
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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:30 PM
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31. Am I here?
Really? I wasn't sure.

I mean, i kinda suspected it, but thought that I might have been imagining the whole thing. The story has too many plot holes, so, maybe I'm not here.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:32 PM
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32. I don't know! I'm having an existential crisis!

PANIC!

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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 08:14 PM
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55. Would that be a crisis with no inherent meaning?
;)
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:32 PM
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33. Why not?
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stirlingsliver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:33 PM
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34. Fate
The Fates decreed that I would be here.

I had nothing to do with it.

I'll leave when the Fates decide that I have been here long enough.

It's all Fate.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:35 PM
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36. Went out drinking, woke up here on the floor
right over ---------> there. Haven't left.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:36 PM
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37.  Because I hate myself
Oh and to Promote my blog

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:36 PM
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38. With a birthday of September 24th there is no doubt I was a
Christmas present.
"The kids are asleep Bob. Time for your gift."
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 05:10 PM
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44. Interesting. I, on the other hand, was a birthday present.
:evilgrin:
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johncoby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:38 PM
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39. Why are you? Hell, who are you?
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:39 PM
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40. Permian-Triassic extinction event
which gave rise to the Cenozoic age.
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Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 04:40 PM
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41. This place is wide ranging with a lot of smart people
It is good to read about political issues and the sarcastic threads are good too. It is not Green enough for me, but what are you going do about that.
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 05:00 PM
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42. When you find out
Would you please let me know, too? I've been wondering about it for the longest time. :)
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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 05:14 PM
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45. to add my snowflakes ...
to the snowball and perhaps alter its direction or its pace ever so slightly ...
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toddaa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 05:17 PM
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46. I'm not here
AND YOU CAN'T PROVE A DAMN THING!

stop following me
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 05:23 PM
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47. Because our Mums and Dads did the birds-and-bees bit?
Edited on Wed May-30-07 05:25 PM by LeftishBrit
Or because sometimes I'm not all there?

If you mean why I'm on DU, to get information and get together with people who oppose Bush, his influence on the world, and the war.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 05:51 PM
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48. BECAUSE MOST DAYS DU IS PURE COMEDY!
AND I NEED A LAFF! :hi:
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 05:58 PM
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50. The babes and the free beer
:beer:
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 06:01 PM
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51. The obvious...I'm a Liberal/Progressive, however...
I also enjoy the discussions, the humor, the passion and occasionally I like to laugh at trolls... :D
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 06:03 PM
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52. Funny shiat!
* pix and the priceless captions people here come up with for them. :rofl:
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 06:03 PM
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53. I'm contagious and antibiotic-resistant.
They haven't been able to get rid of me since first exposure.
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marlakay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 06:04 PM
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54. You guys dig up info faster than I can! nt
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 08:30 PM
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56. My mom and dad had premarital sex and had to get married, and then ...
Was "upper lower class" kid in Philly ... went to public school and a protestant church ... played b-ball in a Baptist Church, my best friends were all Catholics ... went to a Jesuit University, then grad school in TX.

Got a good job in DC, got married, moved to NC. Made good money, saw my 401k climb. US leading peace efforts around the world. Peace breaking out all over. Had 2 kids.

Its the year 2000. And the world looks so bright I gotta wear shades.

Then GW became President. 911. Had 3rd Child. Iraq. US economy shifts BACK to defense and oil from INFORMATION. Right wing wants to teach my kids about THEIR SCARY GOD. Our government starts to focus on imposing a narrow set of right wing morals on everyone.

Started to donate to the Dems. Started to read everything I could on current political situation, potential futures. Started quizing friends on same.

Started to read and post on a few message boards.

And recently found DU. I think I'm up to ~8 posts ... I still have a long way to go :-)
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DemReadingDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 05:51 AM
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57. Welcome! Glad you are here!
:hi:

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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 05:55 AM
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58. Because the five filthy bastards on the SCOTUS stole my vote.
Thieves on the highest court in the land...election thieves. Is it any wonder that the rule of law has gone straight to hell in America?
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 06:01 AM
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60. I came for the hors duvres
Then someone tried to sell me a timeshare, and I'm not allowed to leave until the presentation's over if I want to get my free cruise tickets.
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 06:45 AM
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61. I am here to chew bubble gum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubble gum.
Edited on Thu May-31-07 06:46 AM by Edweird
Seriously, I am here because I searched and searched the internet for a place that wasn't right wing, and I (thankfully!)found this place. I lurked for years and then finally decided to enter the fray and throw my .02 into the maelstrom (what little I have to contribute, anyway).
Before I found DU I was filled with despair over the future of our country. Now I have a little hope that we can correct the horrible mistakes our "leaders" have made. Thank You DU!
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