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PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:44 AM Jul 2019

Let me get this milestone out of the way

This is my 10,000th post on DU.

Member since 2006, reader since the early 2000's.

I read this site every day. I get much of the news from here and from links on DU. In addition to the political discussions, there are so many forums and groups focused on interesting topics.

I read many posts by many intelligent and articulate members with whom I share the broader progressive and democratic ideals. It's a terrific site that is well-run, well-moderated and mostly very tolerant.

I hope everyone keeps up their energy levels as we approach the most important election in my 61 years.

(Glad that's out of the way!)

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Let me get this milestone out of the way (Original Post) PJMcK Jul 2019 OP
Congrats... Wounded Bear Jul 2019 #1
Thanks PJMcK Jul 2019 #5
I actually didn't realize... Wounded Bear Jul 2019 #9
Cheers SHRED Jul 2019 #2
Thank you PJMcK Jul 2019 #6
I try SHRED Jul 2019 #12
Yay!!!! Congratulations! calimary Jul 2019 #3
There's much to learn and be aware of PJMcK Jul 2019 #8
Congrats!!! Raster Jul 2019 #4
From one Star member to another... PJMcK Jul 2019 #13
Congrats malaise Jul 2019 #7
Bachatcha, malaise PJMcK Jul 2019 #10
Happy 10,000! backtoblue Jul 2019 #11
And now it's up to 10,006 PJMcK Jul 2019 #14
NYer99... Dennis Donovan Jul 2019 #15
Love your dog! PJMcK Jul 2019 #19
Congrats. I love DU as well. PatrickforO Jul 2019 #16
Me, too PJMcK Jul 2019 #20
Congrat! Now... FailureToCommunicate Jul 2019 #17
Exactly! PJMcK Jul 2019 #21
Hard to enjoy the day with you know who in FailureToCommunicate Jul 2019 #49
Beer and Rachel PJMcK Jul 2019 #50
No longer. Too much news drops on Friday FailureToCommunicate Jul 2019 #54
Great Milestone! Soph0571 Jul 2019 #18
Thanks, Soph PJMcK Jul 2019 #22
Good on you! Make that 10,000 and we're counting on many more. justhanginon Jul 2019 #23
Well, this one makes 10,014 PJMcK Jul 2019 #26
Congratulations on your milestone pandr32 Jul 2019 #24
Thanks for your emojis! PJMcK Jul 2019 #25
It does and we are fighting. pandr32 Jul 2019 #43
Congrats! dewsgirl Jul 2019 #27
Well, thanks PJMcK Jul 2019 #28
I depend on DUers for a lot of things! Not just politics lunatica Jul 2019 #29
I do, too PJMcK Jul 2019 #32
That's 10,000 on the way to 100,000 True Dough Jul 2019 #30
Oh, no! The pressure is too much! PJMcK Jul 2019 #31
Woohoo! MontanaMama Jul 2019 #33
So many good people on this site PJMcK Jul 2019 #35
Congrats! volstork Jul 2019 #34
And a tip o' the hat backatcha, volstork! (n/t) PJMcK Jul 2019 #36
I think that I have grown old during my time here UpInArms Jul 2019 #37
Your post count is most impressive! PJMcK Jul 2019 #39
Nicely done, PJMcK. Keep punching! VOX Jul 2019 #38
Never thought I had this much to say! PJMcK Jul 2019 #40
Hey, PJ klook Jul 2019 #41
Thanks, klook! PJMcK Jul 2019 #42
:) Nice post, PJMcK. You make this a good place. Hortensis Jul 2019 #44
As do you, Hortensis PJMcK Jul 2019 #46
+10,000 for that last! Hortensis Jul 2019 #48
Happy decamilliaversary! Karadeniz Jul 2019 #45
Okay, a new word! (sort of) PJMcK Jul 2019 #47
Congratulations on the milestone. guillaumeb Jul 2019 #51
I enjoy your wit, guillaumb PJMcK Jul 2019 #52
Thank you. guillaumeb Jul 2019 #53
Cheers! Hekate Jul 2019 #55
Cheers to you, Hekate! PJMcK Jul 2019 #58
My blushes! Thanks, and keep on posting, too. nt Hekate Jul 2019 #61
Sweet. sellitman Jul 2019 #56
Thank you, sellitman! PJMcK Jul 2019 #59
Congrats on to 10,000 more! bluestarone Jul 2019 #57
Merci, mon ami PJMcK Jul 2019 #60
Congrats on your milestone, my dear PJMcK! CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2019 #62
The milestone is just a number PJMcK Jul 2019 #64
Way to go. lpbk2713 Jul 2019 #63
Respectfully, thanks PJMcK Jul 2019 #65
Hearty congratulations MsLeopard Jul 2019 #66
Ah, it's just a number PJMcK Jul 2019 #67

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
13. From one Star member to another...
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:03 AM
Jul 2019

...we need this site to maintain our sanity!

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers! (wink)

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
10. Bachatcha, malaise
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:02 AM
Jul 2019

I rarely miss any of your voluminous posts! I assure you I'll keep reading.

Dennis Donovan

(18,805 posts)
15. NYer99...
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:10 AM
Jul 2019

My old pal and keeper of the DU milestones. She made DU an awesome place all on her own.

Congratulations on 10K!

PatrickforO

(14,704 posts)
16. Congrats. I love DU as well.
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:26 AM
Jul 2019

I love DU because words matter. Ideas matter. Thoughts matter. I think I spend a half hour or an hour a day on here. It is a fun part of my day.

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
20. Me, too
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:40 AM
Jul 2019

If I added up the morning, lunch and evening times I'm on DU, it's probably 1-1/2 to 2 hours a day.

Well worth the Star membership, I might add!

FailureToCommunicate

(14,139 posts)
49. Hard to enjoy the day with you know who in
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 03:05 PM
Jul 2019

the Whit House, but I appreciate the wish. Beer and Rachel’s show keeps us sorta sane-ish.

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
50. Beer and Rachel
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 03:08 PM
Jul 2019

We cut our cable a few years ago so now I generally only see clips from her show. Does she still do the Friday night cocktail feature? That always made me laugh because who wouldn't want to drink at work?!

FailureToCommunicate

(14,139 posts)
54. No longer. Too much news drops on Friday
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 03:37 PM
Jul 2019

night for her to drink on the show. But WE can. I’m actually not “just drinking” I’m rehydrating. Working construction in this weather calls for a few beers to replenish the electrolytes...or something.

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
22. Thanks, Soph
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:41 AM
Jul 2019

We're in this thing together and I couldn't imagine better colleagues than our friends on DU.

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
25. Thanks for your emojis!
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:55 AM
Jul 2019

It doesn't really mean anything, though. Trump got installed as president, like W before him.

Ah, well, the fight goes on.

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
29. I depend on DUers for a lot of things! Not just politics
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:05 PM
Jul 2019

I can’t express how important this site is, if nothing else, DUers keep me sane. And there is so much more, including the information I get here.

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
32. I do, too
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:11 PM
Jul 2019

Some of the off-beat groups I follow are Cooking & Baking(!), Science, DU Lounge (lots of fun) and Sports.

Enjoy your afternoon, lunatica.

MontanaMama

(23,569 posts)
33. Woohoo!
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:21 PM
Jul 2019

Congrats on this milestone. DU is a well spring of information, isn’t it? I, like you, appreciate the wealth of knowledge and ideas shared here.

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
35. So many good people on this site
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:45 PM
Jul 2019

There are lots of great ideas expressed and although some discussions get heated, they are mostly enlightening in one way or another.

I follow your posts with interest, MontanaMama. Thanks for your thoughtfulness.

UpInArms

(51,351 posts)
37. I think that I have grown old during my time here
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:08 PM
Jul 2019

Joined in February 2001 ....

Now 62 ...

Still optimistic that we can have a better world to leave our children and grandchildren...

Congrats on your 10,000!

VOX

(22,976 posts)
38. Nicely done, PJMcK. Keep punching!
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:11 PM
Jul 2019

10K is a grand milestone. Looking forward to the next 10K!

Cheers—

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
40. Never thought I had this much to say!
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:17 PM
Jul 2019

DU is a great forum for all of these discussions.

Thanks for the cheers!

klook

(12,334 posts)
41. Hey, PJ
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 02:00 PM
Jul 2019

Congrats! I enjoy your posts — a peek at your journal reveals a number of insightful, funny, and interesting perspectives, some of which I missed the first time around.

Glad you’re here! Keep up the good work.

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
42. Thanks, klook!
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 02:02 PM
Jul 2019

We live in such a complex time that we need safe spaces like DU!

You keep up the good work, too!

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
46. As do you, Hortensis
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 02:42 PM
Jul 2019

People like you who post intelligent, thoughtful and/or witty commentaries are what make DU one of my online homes.

The coming year will very well determine the future of the United States. Let's be strong and fight to win!

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
47. Okay, a new word! (sort of)
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 02:44 PM
Jul 2019

I love words. I love the power of a broad vocabulary. I love to read the writings of people who understand the immensity of language.

I also love the humor of words. Well played, Karadeniz!

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
52. I enjoy your wit, guillaumb
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 03:12 PM
Jul 2019

Even when we disagree, I find your posts informed.

Enjoy your afternoon.

guillaumeb

(42,641 posts)
53. Thank you.
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 03:14 PM
Jul 2019

I will let my wife know that someone appreciates my attempts at wit.

Have a nice day as well.

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
58. Cheers to you, Hekate!
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:33 PM
Jul 2019

I've been reading your posts since I first began following DU. You're always expressive and articulate. When I saw your post count, I thought I should just shut up and sit down.

Have a good night.

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
59. Thank you, sellitman!
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:34 PM
Jul 2019

I notice that your post count is within reach. I'm right behind you so watch out!

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
60. Merci, mon ami
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:36 PM
Jul 2019

I have no idea why I wrote that in French.

Anywhoo, thank you for your good wishes. It's a pleasure to share this cyber-space with you.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,689 posts)
62. Congrats on your milestone, my dear PJMcK!
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:45 PM
Jul 2019

I too love DU, for the many interesting groups and forums, and for the stellar inhabitants!

Keep on trucking........er, posting!

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
64. The milestone is just a number
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:20 PM
Jul 2019

But connecting with people like you, CaliforniaPeggy, makes DU a special place to share.

Have a good evening.

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
65. Respectfully, thanks
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:21 PM
Jul 2019

I noticed that your post count is more than three times my modest "accomplishment."

Have a good night, lpbk2713.

MsLeopard

(1,271 posts)
66. Hearty congratulations
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:56 PM
Jul 2019

I’ve been here from practically the beginning, and look at my post count.... I’ve read your posts for years, as I too come here every day and have always gotten the best information from DU. Especially during 9/11. On that day this site had real time analysis going on, providing information that was turned into a book by one of the DUers here. (Paul Thompson, is his name I believe). IMO that’s why DU was hacked for Trump’s “miracle win” in 2016.

Still, 10,000 posts is an accomplishment I admire.

PJMcK

(22,227 posts)
67. Ah, it's just a number
Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:02 PM
Jul 2019

Just like my age, (snort).

Just being able to read like-minded patriotic Americans on this site provides a comfort and an awareness that my thoughts are not outrageous.

My intention with the OP was to praise the DU site and its many contributors. I simply used the post count as an excuse.

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