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Thu Apr 20, 2023, 09:11 PM

I don't go to church ...

Nor do I own a gun or ever want one. Why? The British are not going to take my house anymore

I drive cars made/engineered for liberals and not the less educated and less fortunate

I don't watch Fox News because I am not stupid and don't have a Lay-z-Boy with cup holders. Or TV rabbit ears

I prefer red wine and a good Pilsner or Lager. No whiskey, bourbon, scotch or sherry

I like jam bands and not country music though Dwight Yoakum was fun for a while.

I don't like Pina Coladas or getting in the rain

I like a good hotel, good airlines and Uber

When ordering at a restaurant, I say please and thank you. I don't say "I'll do the ..."

I like the new Tennesee Three vs. Johnny Cash's backup band

My first car was a VW bug, not an urban assault vehicle

Despite smoking a lot of pot in my early 20-30s, I became a VP at 3 major corporations

On that note, a neighbor once noticed me smoking pot recently on my porch in a "legal" state and said "that used to be illegal" with a beer in his hand. I responded, "Oh, you mean like alcohol during Prohibition.

Further on that note, Republicans are going after LGBT, abortion rights, no gun restrictions, and it goes on. Pot? I think it keeps them balanced at night while their wives are praying or cooking meatloaf.

I was struck by lightning when I was young and never had another interaction with god.

OK, think I'll quit, have a glass of wine, help with/prepare dinner, and smoke some weed to balance myself and watch MSNBC.

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Reply I don't go to church ... (Original post)
Eddie18 Apr 2023 OP
MLAA Apr 2023 #1
Effete Snob Apr 2023 #2
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2023 #3
sinkingfeeling Apr 2023 #4
Tommy Carcetti Apr 2023 #5
Mr.Bill Apr 2023 #6
bdamomma Apr 2023 #7
lpbk2713 Apr 2023 #8
NBachers Apr 2023 #9
LoisB Apr 2023 #10
ret5hd Apr 2023 #11
cayugafalls Apr 2023 #12
Eddie18 Apr 2023 #16
summer_in_TX Apr 2023 #13
cilla4progress Apr 2023 #14
GoodRaisin Apr 2023 #15
Lemonwurst Apr 2023 #17
Eddie18 Apr 2023 #23
malaise Apr 2023 #18
LiberalFighter Apr 2023 #19
ExWhoDoesntCare Apr 2023 #20
Ms. Toad Apr 2023 #21
Eddie18 Apr 2023 #22
Meowmee Apr 2023 #24

Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2023, 09:16 PM

1. Sounds like a nice evening and welcome to DU!

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2023, 09:20 PM

2. Did anyone ever suggest a DU Personal ad section?


I thought Iíd stumbled into it for a moment.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2023, 09:20 PM

3. Yeah, welcome. GOP are trying to physically harm Trans kids, for now they will be happy

torturing them emotionally.

We need to protect them from these vile scum. And I mean in a very real, physical manner.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2023, 09:25 PM

4. Welcome to DU.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2023, 09:26 PM

5. Ok. nt

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2023, 09:26 PM

6. Welcome to DU.

My life is similar to yours except the part about being VP of corporations and not drinking bourbon.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2023, 09:29 PM

7. Welcome to DU

loved reading your post.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2023, 09:34 PM

8. Welcome to DU.



I like an occasional sherry. But whatever floats your boat.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2023, 09:49 PM

9. Welcome!

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2023, 10:41 PM

10. Welcome.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2023, 11:33 PM

11. A song for you:

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2023, 11:38 PM

12. Welcome, and...

I like a good single malt whiskey. Wine is ok, but it has to be REALLY good wine and I can't afford it.

I drive a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 (although it mostly sits in the garage nowadays, but it is such a dang good truck).

I don't eat at restaurants because I am cheap or as my wife calls it, thrifty.

I like all kinds of music, old school Hip Hop is my current jam.

My TV has new fangled rabbit ears to pick up FREE Local HDTV cause I am thrifty and don't have cable.

I once tried to balance myself and fell down. My friends were laughing like hyenas cause I held that bong hit for like 2 minutes...

I still vote dem, because, I think critically.

Peace, brother Eddie.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 21, 2023, 05:32 PM

16. This is good

This dude gets it. Life is too short to be uptight and thanks to all for the welcome. I've been reading DU for years, however.

I will next post on Texas and the 10 commandments proposal in public schools. Before I begin, who elects these assholes?

Stay tuned.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2023, 11:40 PM

13. Welcome to DU, Eddie18!

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2023, 11:41 PM

14. I'm with Bill.

Welcome!



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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2023, 12:04 AM

15. Yeah,

ďchurchĒ is pretty awful.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2023, 08:33 PM

17. Also hit by lightning, not many of us out there

Weird instance in my otherwise normal American life, but I was intrigued that you mentioned that. I was 10, at a Little League game that went terribly wrong after we backed up into the trees after the first few drops fell. Iíll spare the details, but it was a life-changing event for about 30 of us that evening, and a life-ending event for one.

Iíve met only one other person hit by lightning in my many trips around the sun, and that poor schmoe was just at a bus stop when it happened. Science is fascinating, and scarier than any god to me. But the perspective is actually comforting, we are just one species on one planet in one galaxy, and that is that.

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Response to Lemonwurst (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 22, 2023, 08:18 PM

23. Well, it didn't go so well with lightning

I survived but my brother never made it home. I did, for some strange reason. Thanks for sharing.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2023, 08:46 PM

18. Love your OP

Rec😀

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2023, 08:47 PM

19. A lot of good points.

I rather be outside when it snows rather than rain.

My first car was a 1964 VW Bug. Never drove an urban assault vehicle. All of my vehicles were union made.

Didn't smoke much pot as it didn't do anything for me. Just like drinking doesn't have any positives for me.

I wonder what would happen if Prohibition came back?

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Sat Apr 22, 2023, 05:11 PM

20. If you'd ever had chronic sciatica

Or back pain or arthritis, you would never sneer at LaZ Boy chairs with cup holders.

My grandmother had severe, deforming arthritis. She couldn't sit without a recliner that could "reach up" to her, so all she had to do was back up to it and let the chair do the rest. She couldn't get up from a sitting position without its help, either. And sometimes her feet were in such excruciating pain that she couldn't bear any weight on them while sitting. That recliner you hold in so much contempt made her life bearable.

I suffer from chronic sciatica, and on occasion none of my exercises, none of the pain killers, work to alleviate it. Sitting can make the pain worse, and even trying to lie down on a regular bed does zilch to make the pain stop. The only thing that sort of helps is getting in a recliner and getting it set just so, back angle, lumbar, leg lift, etc., thanks to the remote. And the cup holders? When I'm finally somewhat comfortable, leaving that carefully adjusted position to reach for a drink or the remote would set me back to square one.

So maybe you're lucky enough not to need such a chair to make your life bearable, but plenty of the rest of us do need one.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Sat Apr 22, 2023, 05:34 PM

21. Ya might want to reign in some of those generalizations.

Rabbit ears and reclining chairs do not cause one to watch Fox news.

I refuse to pay a monthly fee to a cable company for free TV which was made unavailable to me in the analog to digital conversion (too far from the station). I have had chronic back pain since the 80s, when I was shoved down the bleachers at my teching job in an inner city high school - when the principal tried to hold the students past the dismissal bell - and none of the other instructors gave a damn, so I was the only teacher in the bleachers trying to help maintain order. Careful selection of chairs is a truce I worked out with my back years ago so that I can survive relatively pain free (i.e. most days my pain level is no more than a 2). Neither have anything to do with my politics.

Some of your comments seem a bit elite and based on access to wealth that many of us don't have. I have always chosen to spend my pennies on quality but lower cost things - and, frankly, on delayed gratification - and semi-regularly on meatloaf. As a result, even though I have roughly a third of my life left. I am able to retire in relative comfort, and occasionally travel, without needing to worry about asking my daughter to support me. And I know I am among the luckier folks here.

I think your VP status (and presumably access to money) has clouded your perception of the connection between money and politics.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 22, 2023, 08:14 PM

22. Good points

Sometimes, my attempt to. humor goes sourh. But some readers like the relief. But, I never said MTG looks/acts like a server at a redneck pancake house at a truck stop or Gym Jordon, aka jacket-off Jim Jordan, could have been cast in Shawshank as a sadistic guard or Paul Gosar is a clinical social worker on Shutter Island.

But, I drift south like Ron DeSantis at the Woke World family entertainment park as a carny ride operator for masked children.

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Response to Eddie18 (Original post)

Sat Apr 22, 2023, 09:51 PM

24. what really matters

is not where you live, what you drink, where you went to school, where you work, what cars you can afford, whether you smoke pot or not, what furniture you like, hotels, pina coladas, vacations etc. what age you are and so on. whether you go to a religious institution or not...

What matters is always voting against fascism.

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