# General Discussion

Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# Posted over at DU2 re: DUer Givemebackmycountry

I did a search, and could not find mention of this, so I thought I would pass it along to those who knew him.

"Many of you for years have enjoyed the posts of my brother John, under the name

givemebackmycountry. I am deeply saddened to report that John passed away suddenly on January

14th. As many of you who knew John on DU, he has been an active member and contributor since

2004 and had over 6000 posts. He was outspoken, sincere in his beliefs, and infuriated at all

acts of unfairness and ignorance.

So during this current election cycle and circle jerk of stupidity enacted by the republican party,

I hoist a tall frothy one to my brother, John. I will miss talking politics with you, hugging you,

laughing with you, chatting with you, and just about everything about you. I hope your friends on DU

will do the same.

Miss you John "

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x2480265

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#### ScreamingMeemie

(68,918 posts)#### WilliamPitt

(58,179 posts)#### Hissyspit

(45,788 posts)#### MarianJack

(10,237 posts)...we will solidly repudiate the circle jerk of stupidity this year.

Please accept my condolences for your loss.

PEACE!

#### pinboy3niner

(53,339 posts)#### Ohio Joe

(21,534 posts)#### lpbk2713

(42,631 posts)I join you in your salute and may he rest in peace.

#### arthritisR_US

(7,236 posts)To John,

#### Little Star

(17,055 posts)#### babylonsister

(170,853 posts)RIP, gmbmc.

#### myrna minx

(22,772 posts)#### Lebam in LA

(1,344 posts)Another loss to the dialogue here on DU. He will be missed.

#### Ecumenist

(6,086 posts)God bless your family. May John have a safe passage and rest in peace.

#### Contrary1

(12,629 posts)just passing the news along.

#### Moostache

(9,895 posts)#### barbtries

(28,631 posts)sorry to hear of his passing.

#### sharp_stick

(14,400 posts)I remember him fondly

Thank you for letting us know of your brother's passing. Hugs to the family.

The Tikkis

#### cate94

(2,788 posts)#### yellerpup

(12,247 posts)I remember him and will gladly drink a toast in his honor. He and I joined in the same year. Peace to you.

#### Vincardog

(20,234 posts)#### NEOhiodemocrat

(912 posts)You will be missed.

#### blm

(112,759 posts)(( ))

#### nolabear

(41,825 posts)Thank you for letting us know. I'm so sorry.

#### FailureToCommunicate

(13,918 posts)(I am trying to do the same, in whatever small ways I can)

RIP John

#### nadinbrzezinski

(154,021 posts)#### grantcart

(53,061 posts)#### proud2BlibKansan

(96,793 posts)He was hilarious. I loved talking to him.

This makes me very sad.

#### Uncle Joe

(57,749 posts)Peace, healing and strength to you and your family.

#### TorchTheWitch

(11,065 posts)Condolences to his family and all that knew and loved him.

#### nashville_brook

(20,958 posts)#### Blue_Tires

(55,445 posts)very sad

#### KT2000

(20,518 posts)I always appreciated his DU name too.

RIP

#### livetohike

(21,998 posts)family and all who knew and loved him

#### closeupready

(29,503 posts)#### Solly Mack

(90,705 posts)So many gone.

#### Greybnk48

(10,132 posts)#### Jack Rabbit

(45,984 posts)#### Lone_Star_Dem

(28,158 posts)Thanks for bringing this over here for the rest of us to see too.

What a loss.

#### jsmirman

(4,507 posts)very sorry to hear the news

#### horseshoecrab

(944 posts)Sincere condolences to John's family and friends.

horseshoecrab

#### AtomicKitten

(46,585 posts)Last edited Wed Mar 21, 2012, 01:38 AM - Edit history (1)

#### pacalo

(24,721 posts)Thank you for relaying the message, C1.

So sad.

#### chknltl

(10,558 posts)#### Lochloosa

(15,979 posts)#### Kali

(54,947 posts)#### joeybee12

(56,177 posts)RIP John

#### Cleita

(75,480 posts)A peaceful passing to John. We don't know what he died from and I respect the family's privacy here.

However, I wonder of all our DUers who have passed since this website was founded, how many would have been with us still if we had decent universal health care. I know one, Andy Stephenson who would have been, and even all the efforts DUers made to make sure he got the life saving surgery he needed, it was too late due to bureaucratic red tape and the nefarious actions of others.

It seems we have lost too many good souls though.

#### gateley

(62,683 posts)#### Auntie Bush

(17,528 posts)#### Quantess

(27,630 posts)#### FourScore

(9,704 posts)I remember him so well because I used to be called "whereismyparty" until someone pointed out the abbreviation for that is "wimp", so I changed it. givemebackmycountry because it had a similar ring to it -- only not wimpy.

I am so sorry for your pain, dear Contrary1. May the memories you cherish keep him alive in your heart.

To John...

#### Doremus

(7,261 posts)#### randr

(12,395 posts)RIP gbmc

#### WillyT

(72,631 posts)Peace...

#### etherealtruth

(22,165 posts)#### DinahMoeHum

(21,644 posts)#### The Wielding Truth

(11,410 posts)#### Bossy Monkey

(15,863 posts)#### cry baby

(6,682 posts)and ours.

#### RagAss

(13,832 posts)#### rufus dog

(8,419 posts)Sorry for the loss of your brother.

Peace be with you.

#### leveymg

(36,418 posts)#### qanda

(10,422 posts)RIP John. My condolences to his family.

#### Contrary1

(12,629 posts)#### Kennah

(13,724 posts)#### Tripod

(854 posts)I hate to see a good person fall!

#### Norrin Radd

(4,959 posts)#### Junkdrawer

(27,993 posts)I want America back too, John.

#### DesertFlower

(11,649 posts)#### DesertFlower

(11,649 posts)#### ProgressiveATL

(50 posts)#### Harriety

(298 posts)I also suffered a big loss of someone in our family who was very outspoken. He attended many a rally for farm aid, protested, got arrested a few times, and even ran for Governor of Wisconsin. (He'd have been way better than the present WI gov.) Rick died from a brain tumor 5 years ago in May. Every time I sign a petition, attend a rally, or show my dissent for injustice I remember Rick as I am sure you will do the same with John. The the people who speak against injustice are an inspiration to us all. Where they have lead we will follow. RIP John

#### rurallib

(62,291 posts)the sad part of being a community is that some move on or die.

The good part is the new blood that constantly comes in

#### Catherine Vincent

(34,480 posts)#### Rhiannon12866

(200,568 posts)He certainly will be missed here.