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(60,070 posts)
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 11:52 PM Dec 2019

Nice big round number - this is post 49,000 for me. Wow.

It is a deceiving number. I spent several years moderating and am often on MIRT - those two tasks drive up post numbers. So, the number is not remotely indicative of my volume of ideas or posts worth sharing here (I stand in awe of many of you in your ability to generate great posts, wonderful content - H2O man is my current personal DU hero. Such eloquence, such relevance - but he is one among many, and your words help me stay sane (though even that statement is arguable!)). I think with my heart, and it is often simple and clumsy. I am better at tomatoes than politics (at least I think I am!)

I joined DU on April 14, 2004 - holy shit, that is over 15 years ago - running here for solace due to the nausea-inducing Dubya years (and I have to say that my recollections of Dubya haven't been any kinder to my opinion of him - it is just that our current orange asshole criminally installed so-called leader is just quantum levels worse). I've posted stupid things, inane things, had my hand slapped a few times early on, had a few posts hidden, took a hiatus during the nasty Bernie/Hillary battles. I was shocked and saddened when DU was hacked out of our world on Putintrump election theft night. I was followed to my own personal email by infamous troll death threat guy. I've gotten to meet some great DUers, in North Carolina, but also here and there while going my gardening talks - including Skinner in DC.

Thanks DU and DUers. I will try to come up with something a bit deeper and profound for my 50K post. But as I shed social networking tools - cheerfully departing Twitter and Facebook, for example - DU continues to be incredibly relevant to my daily knowledge of what's going on "out there". We don't watch TV, listen to little radio - news comes from here (it is a superb aggregate, thanks to all of the DUers who find and post the latest). So, DU is hugely important to me.

The orangeasshole years have gotten me down. I've posted my share of depressing (as in I am depressed) posts, but always find something here that bucks up that all important word we loved so much for those 8 glorious Obama years - HOPE.

Thanks, DU!

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Nice big round number - this is post 49,000 for me. Wow. (Original Post) NRaleighLiberal Dec 2019 OP
K&R. I post a lot of K&Rs, which drives up my post numbers. I joined in July of 2004, so you were tblue37 Dec 2019 #1
HOPE blm Dec 2019 #2
K&R...👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 spanone Dec 2019 #3
Congrats NRL canetoad Dec 2019 #4
oh yeah! NRaleighLiberal Dec 2019 #6
Congratulations!! GP6971 Dec 2019 #5
Congrats!! G_j Dec 2019 #7
Congratulations! I'm so glad you are here. uppityperson Dec 2019 #8
right back at you, pal! NRaleighLiberal Dec 2019 #9
that's the way of liberals -- talk, talk, talk. Let's blow stuff up! Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2019 #10
Congrats, and so glad you are here. What a long strange trip it's been, to steal a phrase... Hekate Dec 2019 #11
Congrats on your amazing milestone, my dear NRL! CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2019 #12
I'm with you! lunatica Dec 2019 #13
kick for the day crew NRaleighLiberal Dec 2019 #14
Congrats! I usually don't pay much attention to my post count... Wounded Bear Dec 2019 #15
Thanks for all of your contributions to DU! MineralMan Dec 2019 #16
and this is my 1000 scarytomcat Dec 2019 #17


(65,735 posts)
1. K&R. I post a lot of K&Rs, which drives up my post numbers. I joined in July of 2004, so you were
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 11:56 PM
Dec 2019

just 3 months ahead of me.

I followed a link here from Jeff Tiedrich's smirkingchimp.com. The link was to one of H20 Man's excellent posts.


(17,285 posts)
4. Congrats NRL
Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:07 AM
Dec 2019

Remember the days of hanging out for your 1,000+ posts?

I notice you joined just over a week before I did. I'd still be languishing in the doldrums if not for modding and MIRT. You're a valuable and respected DUer and cheers to 49,000 more.


(60,070 posts)
9. right back at you, pal!
Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:27 AM
Dec 2019

not going to be too far in Feb, but tight schedule - got a half week in Corvallis. Hope to make it further north at some point eventually. Right now we are consumed with our very sudden, exciting move to the mountains!


(34,057 posts)
10. that's the way of liberals -- talk, talk, talk. Let's blow stuff up!
Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:48 AM
Dec 2019

Congrats on the milestone!

Not Duuuhbya nor Agolf Twitler nor even Pootie have managed to stop us. HOPE still lives!


(150,211 posts)
12. Congrats on your amazing milestone, my dear NRL!
Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:03 AM
Dec 2019

I'm really glad you are still here!

You always have good things to say.

I just finished watching the debate tonight, and I have to say, I could vote for any one of those folks up there on the stage!

Of course, Pete is my favorite, but they all looked solid to me tonight. I was amazed.

Hope is a powerful emotion. And suddenly, I am feeling it!

It's wonderful that you're a part of our DU community!

Wounded Bear

(59,009 posts)
15. Congrats! I usually don't pay much attention to my post count...
Fri Dec 20, 2019, 10:42 AM
Dec 2019

not something I worry about, so I usually shoot right by milestones without noticing til later.

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