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WilliamPitt

(58,179 posts)
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 12:25 PM Jul 2015

Cheers, best wishes, and farewell.

Fare you well, fare you well
I love you more than words can tell
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul


-- Robert Hunter

These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do ... Are you ready boots? Start walkin'!

-- Nancy Sinatra

It's been a fun 14 years, but I do believe my cork has popped.

Good luck, be well, much love.

Goodbye.
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Cheers, best wishes, and farewell. (Original Post) WilliamPitt Jul 2015 OP
Huh? Why? eom LiberalElite Jul 2015 #1
Good luck, wherever you go. hobbit709 Jul 2015 #2
Laters...... Take care of yourself. nt Guy Whitey Corngood Jul 2015 #3
Sorry to hear that. Cleita Jul 2015 #4
Enjoyed your posts. Good luck! Eleanors38 Jul 2015 #5
Noooooooo. LiberalEsto Jul 2015 #6
Now I, have one less reason to stay myself. nt Snotcicles Jul 2015 #255
Me too. Enthusiast Jul 2015 #350
Me too. Owl Aug 2015 #366
I hope this is a temporary break from the fiasco du has become. shraby Jul 2015 #7
what happened? There has to be a reason... CTyankee Jul 2015 #8
Someone revived "24 business hours" yesterday... SidDithers Jul 2015 #33
Sid, I looked, but can't find it. Would you mind posting the link? 11 Bravo Jul 2015 #45
I'll PM you the link... SidDithers Jul 2015 #47
Thanks, got it. Strange days, indeed. 11 Bravo Jul 2015 #57
How unfair! merrily Jul 2015 #59
Would you mind awoke_in_2003 Jul 2015 #270
I wouldn't mind at all... SidDithers Jul 2015 #272
Yeah, I saw that. Thanks. awoke_in_2003 Jul 2015 #275
Here ya go... PunkinPi Jul 2015 #48
Good object lesson in fact-checking and our eagerness to believe. n/t Orsino Aug 2015 #368
Fitzmas? Or however it was spelled at the time. nt. NCTraveler Jul 2015 #60
Yup... SidDithers Jul 2015 #62
All the mileage they got out of trojan horses and used car salesman... NCTraveler Jul 2015 #68
Give my regards to Mattcom and DS1. R. Daneel Olivaw Jul 2015 #9
14 years of pure unadulterated joy ... Trajan Jul 2015 #10
Good luck, sir. Iggo Jul 2015 #11
much love? hfojvt Jul 2015 #12
Is 3 times a charm? William769 Jul 2015 #13
Bye bye. Indydem Jul 2015 #14
I'll miss you but I understand! haikugal Jul 2015 #15
Again? lamp_shade Jul 2015 #16
Well that just sucks 99th_Monkey Jul 2015 #17
Farewell then n/t bobthedrummer Jul 2015 #18
Noooooo! hifiguy Jul 2015 #19
Don't leave. darkangel218 Jul 2015 #20
Huh? MannyGoldstein Jul 2015 #21
I can't decide if I should recommend this thread or not. OKNancy Jul 2015 #22
Hope you will just take a break. Would hate to have DU lose you. nt 7wo7rees Jul 2015 #23
As exemplars to the world HRC supporters need to keep it classy DemocratSinceBirth Jul 2015 #24
One of Dylan's best. Love it. thanks! PearliePoo2 Jul 2015 #55
LOL! merrily Jul 2015 #61
Well, don't let the door Zorra Jul 2015 #25
Why would people leave? What did I miss? Nt Logical Jul 2015 #31
I'm wondering that myself. arcane1 Jul 2015 #40
I can't speak for anyone else. There's just way too many posters here now Zorra Jul 2015 #78
You make some very good points in your post. arcane1 Jul 2015 #86
What she said....n/t Horse with no Name Jul 2015 #165
You can speak for me, Zorra. I'm having the same thoughts. Progressive values seem Nay Jul 2015 #184
Very excellent assessment. truedelphi Jul 2015 #192
Amen.. since 2001, things here have changed a LOT SoCalDem Jul 2015 #237
I miss that spirit also, and speaking of which, Zorra Jul 2015 #243
even just the last few years, it's changed drastically marym625 Jul 2015 #266
Cult of personality has taken hold awoke_in_2003 Jul 2015 #288
yep. marym625 Jul 2015 #294
But why pick up your toys and go home? Why not stay and fight? Isn't it worth totodeinhere Jul 2015 #356
a thread about "24 business hours" hfojvt Jul 2015 #79
Where is that thread? Capt. Obvious Jul 2015 #89
it's kind of at the top of GD now hfojvt Jul 2015 #98
Well he only reported what he thought he knew. Are DUers still holding that against him? akbacchus_BC Jul 2015 #293
plus a million... countryjake Jul 2015 #234
Well, I guess I should go also? kentuck Jul 2015 #26
Take care, kentuck. Zorra Jul 2015 #28
OMG, you too? What happened while I was busy posting in the Bernie Group? merrily Jul 2015 #36
Agreed - don't understand this at all for either of you. jwirr Jul 2015 #95
I have since caught on. It was a thread resurrecting DU shit from 12 fucking years ago. merrily Jul 2015 #100
Oh, my God. That is terrible. This is a great lose for DU as a whole. Is this purely political - jwirr Jul 2015 #104
Political, sadistic, jealous, creepy. Take your pick. merrily Jul 2015 #106
All of the above! polly7 Jul 2015 #214
Bingo nt Mojorabbit Jul 2015 #301
Can you or will you elaborate for those of us in the dark who respect both these fleeing posters? n kelliekat44 Jul 2015 #166
That thread is useful for one thing- kath Jul 2015 #178
I don't announce, but I have used ignore more in the last few hours than I have merrily Jul 2015 #217
Pretty pathetic, eh? nt. polly7 Jul 2015 #212
Heavens... don't you dare leave us... You are the one truly sane person I know in CO Springs! hlthe2b Jul 2015 #50
No, you should stay. pintobean Jul 2015 #162
The first to respond to a post of mine in DU Generic Other Jul 2015 #180
Will Pitt, you will be missed here Generic Other Jul 2015 #186
I'm with Generic Other sellitman Jul 2015 #242
well said G_j Jul 2015 #300
You cannot leave Renew Deal Jul 2015 #224
I'll miss both of you. sellitman Jul 2015 #244
This sucks marym625 Jul 2015 #271
Please don't shanti Jul 2015 #283
No Solly Mack Jul 2015 #305
Oh, no. mahina Jul 2015 #329
You absolutely should NOT go. cyberswede Jul 2015 #342
Please stick around. Your posts are greatly appreciated. Enthusiast Jul 2015 #351
Really? WTH caused this? Nt Logical Jul 2015 #27
Too much fun... immoderate Jul 2015 #29
Us cretins will miss you... SidDithers Jul 2015 #30
Yeah, he's leaving and you're staying. Damansarajaya Jul 2015 #74
Awww... SidDithers Jul 2015 #97
When did you ever take a break? nt Damansarajaya Jul 2015 #117
Me?... SidDithers Jul 2015 #118
And you're gone, again... SidDithers Jul 2015 #348
I hear cretins don't miss much... MrMickeysMom Jul 2015 #259
Hope this is temporary... Mike Nelson Jul 2015 #32
This message was self-deleted by its author think Jul 2015 #34
Fuck your cork. Come back. Or at least pm me and tell me where I can find you. merrily Jul 2015 #35
is he not on truthout? hfojvt Jul 2015 #101
Thanks. I got it. Judging by this thread, he'll have more company there soon. merrily Jul 2015 #102
I've been there frequently of late-- truebluegreen Jul 2015 #226
He is on Truth Out. I found him there through another website akbacchus_BC Jul 2015 #296
Cork-fucking is a time honored sport, especially in the ChairmanAgnostic Jul 2015 #147
You'll be missed, old friend. But I fully understand ... 11 Bravo Jul 2015 #37
Seeya... MineralMan Jul 2015 #38
Good luck! Octafish Jul 2015 #39
Well, let's spin a few tunes struggle4progress Jul 2015 #41
How can I keep feeding you all my GREAT article ideas that you never use Damansarajaya Jul 2015 #42
Sorry to see you go Va Lefty Jul 2015 #43
Safe travels, Will. And to kentuck also. calimary Jul 2015 #44
why, Will? hlthe2b Jul 2015 #46
+1 G_j Jul 2015 #49
are you letting assholes on DU run you off? Skittles Jul 2015 #51
A best-selling author, run off by people who make a career of posting nasty one-liners. merrily Jul 2015 #81
He sorta running off himself.... Historic NY Jul 2015 #108
Much as people run themselves off after a grenade has been lobbed at them. merrily Jul 2015 #362
Oh great. HughBeaumont Jul 2015 #52
I couldn't have said it any better. 11 Bravo Jul 2015 #58
+100 marym625 Jul 2015 #274
Post removed Post removed Jul 2015 #53
Seems he's leaving because of being a Perpetual Whipping Boy, but not at the Cave. merrily Jul 2015 #65
You Better Believe It... demmiblue Jul 2015 #71
The vast majority of DU's population has not moved to the right. merrily Jul 2015 #73
Yep. That's what hundreds of millions of super-PAC dollars buys. Bugenhagen Jul 2015 #312
LOL... He calls PBO a POSUCS and HE'S the poor victim. nt Adrahil Jul 2015 #199
Exactly... SidDithers Jul 2015 #200
I thought I would put this here... malokvale77 Jul 2015 #303
FWIW, I thought Atman was complimenting Will. merrily Jul 2015 #307
Really... malokvale77 Jul 2015 #308
My posts on this thread made clear who I side with. merrily Jul 2015 #309
Really RobinA Jul 2015 #363
You have proof of that? And if you have, prove it! akbacchus_BC Jul 2015 #297
Whipping boy - A scapegoat. One who is singled out for blame or punishment. delrem Jul 2015 #332
Proof? Dr Hobbitstein Jul 2015 #340
We will all miss one of our best posters. Hope you come back. Paper Roses Jul 2015 #54
Well, my dear Will... CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2015 #56
Some parts of DU seem unrecognizable Generic Other Jul 2015 #250
What the fuck is wrong with people. MelissaB Jul 2015 #63
Oh, no. There were a couple of uglier ones. One from years ago and one recently, resurrecting it. merrily Jul 2015 #69
Yeah, I went to the links and saw what was happening. Again, WTF is wrong with people? MelissaB Jul 2015 #72
People? You mean the DUer's who are allegedly keeping it classy? merrily Jul 2015 #76
Very classy! MelissaB Jul 2015 #84
Not only that. Exemplary! Globally! merrily Jul 2015 #85
.. Cleita Jul 2015 #88
I really don't have an opinion on this, cwydro Jul 2015 #107
Seems you do have an opinion. Several. merrily Jul 2015 #109
Lol. cwydro Jul 2015 #110
"how many posters here are paid to stir the pot?" oberliner Jul 2015 #129
Yup. Act_of_Reparation Jul 2015 #171
No. I actually think most of the snide remarks are from genuine assholes MelissaB Jul 2015 #176
Because no one would have any motivation to be snide... Act_of_Reparation Jul 2015 #267
I wholeheartedly believe marym625 Jul 2015 #284
I'll believe it if you pay me jberryhill Jul 2015 #215
Like I said, I believe most assholes post here without charging a dime. MelissaB Jul 2015 #232
Not many replies are perfect, but that was one of very few. merrily Jul 2015 #320
There are assholes on DU who keep dossiers on people they dislike and constantly drudge up old PeaceNikki Jul 2015 #112
this site most definately has stalkers HFRN Jul 2015 #161
You know, if a message board makes you so upset you leave then you need to just leave.... Logical Jul 2015 #154
because most people don't think he is actually leaving for good JI7 Jul 2015 #292
Don't go LittleBlue Jul 2015 #64
Prediction... Freddie Stubbs Jul 2015 #66
Why did I click, when I was sure what your prediction would be? merrily Jul 2015 #90
Somtimes, you just have to go outside and smoke. sgtbenobo Jul 2015 #280
Thanks. Bookmarked. Would love an explanation. merrily Jul 2015 #298
One can only hope we get the joke... sgtbenobo Jul 2015 #302
Let me check my magic 8-ball LostOne4Ever Jul 2015 #158
When I agreed with you, I REALLY agreed. When I disagreed, I REALLY disagreed. Best of luck. stevenleser Jul 2015 #67
Like he is leaving, he won't because parting is such sweet sorrow. Rex Jul 2015 #133
damn i read pretty much every thing i ran across from you dembotoz Jul 2015 #70
Can't rec this, but if there is anything I can do for you, don't hesitate to ask. cherokeeprogressive Jul 2015 #75
Weirdo. A HERETIC I AM Jul 2015 #164
XOXO I love you! cherokeeprogressive Jul 2015 #211
.... A HERETIC I AM Jul 2015 #221
STOP libodem Jul 2015 #77
Again? How many times does this make. patricia92243 Jul 2015 #80
That's what I was wondering. vanlassie Jul 2015 #114
LOL. AngryOldDem Jul 2015 #204
Ouch that is gonna leave a mark . littlewolf Jul 2015 #235
Oooooooh, the Drama! BooScout Jul 2015 #82
Can't really rec this, but understand if you need a break. . . DinahMoeHum Jul 2015 #83
Well, crap... TDale313 Jul 2015 #87
Best wishes. Always respected you and your posts. elias49 Jul 2015 #91
HELLO Folks Wash. state Desk Jet Jul 2015 #92
Oh Will, what sad news Oilwellian Jul 2015 #93
never let the haters win grasswire Jul 2015 #94
Take a few walks in the woods and recharge your batteries. Uncle Joe Jul 2015 #96
I can't believe I wasted the time to sorta figure all this out Facility Inspector Jul 2015 #99
You have made a lot of postive changes.....keep moving forward. Tikki Jul 2015 #103
bye Big Vincenz Jul 2015 #105
Again? Wonder how long this tantrum will last. Myrina Jul 2015 #111
This message was self-deleted by its author 1000words Jul 2015 #123
Good. nt hack89 Jul 2015 #113
So long, farewell, avidazen, goodbye. Rex Jul 2015 #115
Damn you. I was going to post that and hence singing/humming the song for the next 24 hours. Purveyor Jul 2015 #119
TYTY! Won by mere seconds I did! Rex Jul 2015 #122
ah, that's what I get for not reading the replies before posting jberryhill Jul 2015 #128
Seriously is that what it is supposed to mean? I had no idea really. Rex Jul 2015 #131
Accuracy? jberryhill Jul 2015 #140
Austria had a navy mcar Jul 2015 #183
They had a couple of motorboats on the Danube jberryhill Jul 2015 #185
Interesting. Thanks for that mcar Jul 2015 #189
Maybe when I was 8 and saw it. Rex Jul 2015 #194
Yes, and they are all horribly killed jberryhill Jul 2015 #196
Okay as long as there are no flying nuns, but seriously Rex Jul 2015 #197
It's about a Satanic Nun whose ghost inhabits a flying car which kills a family of Nazis jberryhill Jul 2015 #198
Hmmm...sounds like a valid and quite sound lawsuit if I ever heard of one. Rex Jul 2015 #201
That's Penis Van Lesbian jberryhill Jul 2015 #203
Of course he did, I think they named the Oscar trophy after him. Rex Jul 2015 #209
I thought that was named after Oscar Meyer jberryhill Jul 2015 #264
!! cwydro Jul 2015 #328
I wanted to post the Sayonara song from MASH, but can't seem to find it. cwydro Jul 2015 #137
Avidazen?!?? kath Jul 2015 #182
It's French for "Sayonara" jberryhill Jul 2015 #188
Auf Wiedersehen is German, actually Electric Monk Jul 2015 #193
ROLF! jberryhill Jul 2015 #195
He is 17, going on 18... MineralMan Jul 2015 #241
As long as I'm headed to Moscow jberryhill Jul 2015 #265
"Auf Wiedersehen", btw Recursion Jul 2015 #247
Not sure what happened, but it is primary season Marrah_G Jul 2015 #116
So long, and thanks for all the posts. Aristus Jul 2015 #120
You've had more retirements than Bill Parcells theboss Jul 2015 #121
Always enjoyed your work Pitt. PeteSelman Jul 2015 #124
Saddened to see you go but I do hope to continue reading your works at Purveyor Jul 2015 #125
Since my hide on another link, I'll have to post this here: Damansarajaya Jul 2015 #126
It had nothing whatsoever to do with any sources being wrong. randome Jul 2015 #132
9 years ago? Dang, are you related to my ex-wife? Damansarajaya Jul 2015 #135
9. Math is hard. PeaceNikki Jul 2015 #141
Oh, you're right. Damansarajaya Jul 2015 #144
The Turbo Tax bullshit "scoop" was only a few months ago. PeaceNikki Jul 2015 #339
The other two piece of shit used car posts are recent. randome Jul 2015 #143
Well, one can't deny that Pres. Obama Damansarajaya Jul 2015 #155
He definitely tried with the public option. It just didn't make it through congress. DanTex Jul 2015 #168
If you say so. Damansarajaya Jul 2015 #172
And if he hadn't, then millions of people would still be without health insurance. DanTex Jul 2015 #190
LOL are you kidding Skittles Jul 2015 #238
How would you know all that? You never posted on DU2. Rex Jul 2015 #136
I have no idea what you mean by that. Member since 2001. randome Jul 2015 #142
Yes that is funny coming from someone that remembers a 9 year old thread by Pitt Rex Jul 2015 #160
Look around you. Everyone remembers that post. randome Jul 2015 #231
Yes! Lars39 Jul 2015 #134
agreed Skittles Jul 2015 #295
But what about the whole "24 business hours" part of the story oberliner Jul 2015 #157
If they had confidence in their sources, it's entirely possible Damansarajaya Jul 2015 #170
Dan Rather didn't post drunken rants calling DU-ers cretins oberliner Jul 2015 #173
He's from Boston. They drink there. Damansarajaya Jul 2015 #175
A drunken rant is so unforgiveable that it has to be "repaid" viciously again and again by one merrily Jul 2015 #319
Definitely not unforgivable oberliner Jul 2015 #321
Forgivable, yet no one seems able to forgive, 9 yrs later, . What does that say? Jokes my ass. merrily Jul 2015 #322
No one? oberliner Jul 2015 #323
The love being shown on this thread is not being shown by the same people. merrily Jul 2015 #324
Why would people want to humiliate and hurt a fellow DUer? oberliner Jul 2015 #325
You and I must be reading dfferent threads. merrily Jul 2015 #330
Possibly oberliner Jul 2015 #331
You're not hearing many liberals dance on Will's grave. merrily Jul 2015 #314
cheers jberryhill Jul 2015 #127
So here's a guy with 58K posts SmittynMo Jul 2015 #130
H8Rs gotta H8. Damansarajaya Jul 2015 #139
Not here. randome Jul 2015 #145
I beg to differ, Randome. JDPriestly Jul 2015 #306
well said. nashville_brook Jul 2015 #337
This is the way the family treats one of it best? The Corleones were a family, too. Ask Fredo. merrily Jul 2015 #315
Pitt is the one who is running away from 'home'. randome Jul 2015 #344
They live for it. darkangel218 Jul 2015 #163
Do something trollish and all your stuff will be deleted jberryhill Jul 2015 #149
So you are glad at this point you couldn't delete your account? nt Logical Jul 2015 #156
Not really SmittynMo Jul 2015 #207
Don't take it so serious. Just a wide variety of people here. When the primarys are over.... Logical Jul 2015 #222
What, to you, would a 'deleted account' on a forum look like? muriel_volestrangler Jul 2015 #225
Goodbye... TeeYiYi Jul 2015 #138
Take a break. Then come back please. 840high Jul 2015 #146
bye Liberal_in_LA Jul 2015 #148
Well, this really blows. Happy trails, Will. eom Stardust Jul 2015 #150
I can relate in so many ways. Prisoner_Number_Six Jul 2015 #151
Well, knock me over with a feather...I thought you poured from twist tops HereSince1628 Jul 2015 #152
It occurs to me that if I left, no one would know, first because phylny Jul 2015 #153
i'm pretty sure you've left before.nt La Lioness Priyanka Jul 2015 #159
Lighten up, Francis. A HERETIC I AM Jul 2015 #167
But, I enjoy reading your stuff... Xyzse Jul 2015 #169
Best of luck cally Jul 2015 #174
This message was self-deleted by its author HFRN Jul 2015 #177
time can heal the wounds and wound the heels stupidicus Jul 2015 #179
I hear you olddots Jul 2015 #181
i have always valued your immense contribution here mooseprime Jul 2015 #187
This is not a healthy place - best regards to you and yours. n/t Lil Missy Jul 2015 #191
Please stay. We have DU's Fox news jobber calling you out in that thread. Kingofalldems Jul 2015 #202
Agreed, Kingofalldems. Lars39 Jul 2015 #318
Don't let a few Rove lovers beat you down. JEB Jul 2015 #205
Rove lovers? oberliner Jul 2015 #317
best of luck onethatcares Jul 2015 #206
God, no. Please don't leave this site. nt. polly7 Jul 2015 #208
I have left a couple times and came back Omaha Steve Jul 2015 #210
you owe people here an honest follow up regarding Obamacare..... because all indications seem to be bettyellen Jul 2015 #213
Forgotten issues..I remember now. nt kelliekat44 Jul 2015 #246
It's been a helluva ride. lpbk2713 Jul 2015 #216
Ohforgodsake realFedUp Jul 2015 #218
Adios. Send postcards. nt Hekate Jul 2015 #219
Two lines from the same song: DFW Jul 2015 #220
Sorry to see you go, Will. MH1 Jul 2015 #223
Sorry to see you go, truebluegreen Jul 2015 #227
No, please don't go. You are a big part of why I am here. LiberalLoner Jul 2015 #228
I remember that time you called me boring. Ahhhh, the memories!! bravenak Jul 2015 #229
YOU? Boring? cwydro Jul 2015 #333
I was HORRIFIED. bravenak Jul 2015 #357
Lol. Well, if he intended it seriously - cwydro Jul 2015 #360
After 14 yrs of reading you here, I hope you'll reconsider... countryjake Jul 2015 #230
Whether temporary or permanent, catrose Jul 2015 #233
Enjoyed your posts LP2K12 Jul 2015 #236
you are big, it's the posters that got small nt HFRN Jul 2015 #239
I don't think they are small Skittles Jul 2015 #240
Well, I guess we won't have Pitt to kick around anymore tularetom Jul 2015 #245
The swarm will find another victim to torment Generic Other Jul 2015 #252
Some other poor sucker will offend some group which will then hound him/her into submission tularetom Jul 2015 #253
This is not good. TBF Jul 2015 #248
NO !!! Duppers Jul 2015 #249
Ditto the "nooooooo!" snot Jul 2015 #251
Be well, think often, keep moving, and be nice to people and wild things! GeorgeGist Jul 2015 #254
Best wishes for you and your beautiful family. You will be missed. mulsh Jul 2015 #256
AAARGH !!! - DON'T YOU DARE !!! - IF I CAN PUT UP WITH ___________ WillyT Jul 2015 #257
WillyT... sgtbenobo Jul 2015 #311
Dear WilliamPitt AND kentuck... MrMickeysMom Jul 2015 #258
William and Kentuck, Crewleader Jul 2015 #260
OMG you just made me cry!! Generic Other Jul 2015 #261
Me too! Crewleader Jul 2015 #262
Crewleader In_The_Wind Jul 2015 #286
Miss you too In_The_Wind Crewleader Jul 2015 #358
The Internet, in general, is very caustic postatomic Jul 2015 #263
I rec'd the post in your honor marym625 Jul 2015 #268
Good luck and I wish you and your family well. nt cry baby Jul 2015 #269
Oh come on. How many times have you done this? aikoaiko Jul 2015 #273
As Arnold would say... joshcryer Jul 2015 #276
+1 Egnever Jul 2015 #277
Not necessarily a schtick. joshcryer Jul 2015 #278
Maybe not Egnever Jul 2015 #279
Noooooooooooooo! shanti Jul 2015 #281
Why not make it a break? applegrove Jul 2015 #282
This is how he "makes breaks" philosslayer Jul 2015 #285
cool cool cool krawhitham Jul 2015 #287
I'll keep a candle burning for you ~ William Rivers Pitt. In_The_Wind Jul 2015 #289
Bye. nt YoungDemCA Jul 2015 #290
No, you are not going anywhere, you are just kidding with us! Right! akbacchus_BC Jul 2015 #291
Enjoy your break, and I'll be looking forward to your return. Crunchy Frog Jul 2015 #299
Well, poo. Solly Mack Jul 2015 #304
Happy Trails, Will Pooka Fey Jul 2015 #310
So I guess you think you are entitled to a GBCW thread, huh, Will? Yet, the simple fact is . . . Major Hogwash Jul 2015 #313
You aren't acting like someone who doesn't give a damn. merrily Jul 2015 #316
That was good Capt. Obvious Jul 2015 #334
Well that sucks. mahina Jul 2015 #326
"Begin, my friend... sibelian Jul 2015 #327
Haven't been around DU for a while, glad to see there is still high drama Jersey Devil Jul 2015 #335
Bye. Dawgs Jul 2015 #336
Did I ever get around to mentioning to you ... Babel_17 Jul 2015 #338
Buh-bye. Dr Hobbitstein Jul 2015 #341
Can't you just put these meatballs on Ignore? KamaAina Jul 2015 #343
That would be subtle, effective, non-dramatic, and wouldn't garner any attention. Nye Bevan Jul 2015 #345
Please don't go Will! Owl Jul 2015 #346
who was Jason's source? has there ever been a full accounting of that episode? yodermon Jul 2015 #347
Oh come on and stay. Always derpest before the dawn they say. nt raouldukelives Jul 2015 #349
NOOOOOOOOOOOO onecaliberal Jul 2015 #352
I Will miss your insight. Dont call me Shirley Jul 2015 #353
Beautifully put, but Duval Jul 2015 #354
apparently Will's making a run for the presidency bigtree Jul 2015 #355
I look to the names on this thread's Rec list. chknltl Jul 2015 #359
Can't recommend because I want you to stay. AtomicKitten Jul 2015 #361
a fine farewell HFRN Jul 2015 #364
K&R! stonecutter357 Aug 2015 #365
Looks like he means it. lpbk2713 Aug 2015 #367
.. Liberal_in_LA Aug 2015 #369
Tomorrow marks one month since WilliamPitt has left DU Algernon Moncrieff Aug 2015 #370

SidDithers

(44,228 posts)
33. Someone revived "24 business hours" yesterday...
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 01:15 PM
Jul 2015

Not sure why, but the thread is on the 2nd page in GD, if you wanted to see it.


Sid

SidDithers

(44,228 posts)
272. I wouldn't mind at all...
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 12:02 AM
Jul 2015

but the link was posted by another poster, in post #48 of this thread.

Almost right below this reply.



Sid

 

NCTraveler

(30,481 posts)
68. All the mileage they got out of trojan horses and used car salesman...
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:16 PM
Jul 2015

should have been enough to overcome any concerns over fitzmas. I would think there has to be more to it.

 

Trajan

(19,089 posts)
10. 14 years of pure unadulterated joy ...
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 12:37 PM
Jul 2015

Not really, but 14 years of fight ...

Come on back when you get the gumption ...

Love you Will ... You effin ROCK!

hfojvt

(37,573 posts)
12. much love?
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 12:41 PM
Jul 2015

Last edited Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:36 PM - Edit history (1)

Nancy isn't singing a love song there.

edit: yeah, sorry, hadn't seen the other thread. Ah well, people have friends and people have enemies here. One always takes a certain amount of crap from one's enemies. You do have an enviable amount of friends here.

I am not really impressed with your detractors.

haikugal

(6,476 posts)
15. I'll miss you but I understand!
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 12:45 PM
Jul 2015

Just keep fighting the good fight and speaking truth to power, or idiocy!

 

99th_Monkey

(19,326 posts)
17. Well that just sucks
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 12:46 PM
Jul 2015

but glad you're taking care of yourself & your head-space.

I'll totally miss your posts. Come back please when it works for you

 

darkangel218

(13,985 posts)
20. Don't leave.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 12:50 PM
Jul 2015

If you are thinking of leaving because of other posters, don't let them get to you. It's not worth it.

Please reconsider.

PearliePoo2

(7,768 posts)
55. One of Dylan's best. Love it. thanks!
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 01:52 PM
Jul 2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forever_Young_(Bob_Dylan_song)

My absolute favorite cover of this song is Joan Baez's performing it. (for that matter, Joan singing ANYTHING)
She hits the highs effortlessly and so pure.
I'll have this song in my head all day now...and that's a GOOD thing.






Zorra

(27,670 posts)
25. Well, don't let the door
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 01:04 PM
Jul 2015

close behind you on the way out.

There's a lot of other old time DUers who won't be far behind.

Best of luck to you and your little family, and thanks for all the superb writing over the years, you'll be missed by many.

May your journey be filled with love, and light, and beauty.

Zorra

(27,670 posts)
78. I can't speak for anyone else. There's just way too many posters here now
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:36 PM
Jul 2015

who applaud and work for the very things I came here to unite with real progressive Democrats to fight against. There was a time when almost everyone here was united against the beliefs and actions of corporatism, neo-conservatism and the neo-cons. We had thoughtful, meaningful discussions about topics of critical importance. Brilliant progressive minds devised long, thoughtful, meaningful posts on critical issues.

It was a time when we were united in purpose, and the acronym "tl;dnr" did not exist.

It's not like that anymore. We can barely get out two posts without some jabbering corporatist strawman post disrupting conversation.

DU has been becoming increasingly more conservative and anti-progressive over the past 6 years, and this house divided is fast becoming a waste of time for many.

That said, there are a number of lovely, intelligent progressive posters, like yourself, Logical, who have come here over the last six years, and I believe that you would have loved DU back in the beginning of this century, because, back then, it was truly representative of the progressive values that you obviously believe in.

This is only part of how I personally feel, but I'm quite sure you get it.

And you know, I'm really not in the market for a good hard fracking, or another used car, at this time.

Nay

(12,051 posts)
184. You can speak for me, Zorra. I'm having the same thoughts. Progressive values seem
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:20 PM
Jul 2015

to be on the wane here, and this is where I thought they would always reign. Oh, well. Nothing is safe from the roving RWers, I guess.

I've been reading a lot less the last few months and I anticipate reading only sporadically as this beknighted presidential 'contest' ramps up. I just don't have the energy.

truedelphi

(32,324 posts)
192. Very excellent assessment.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:26 PM
Jul 2015

And the reason that so many take extended breaks, or never come back.

These days it can be easier on other sites - on FB, for instance, a person can control their "friends" and thereby avoid the trolls and the Corporatist shills.

Why put up with endless swill, belittling etc when other sites offer such options?

SoCalDem

(103,856 posts)
237. Amen.. since 2001, things here have changed a LOT
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 08:18 PM
Jul 2015

not all for the better, and I miss the congenial spirit of old

Zorra

(27,670 posts)
243. I miss that spirit also, and speaking of which,
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 08:41 PM
Jul 2015

thank you so much for bringing her back from the dark side...

marym625

(17,997 posts)
266. even just the last few years, it's changed drastically
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:46 PM
Jul 2015

Nary a word can be uttered without something negative coming. Even a post about solidarity by an old time duer was net with harsh words

I look back through the archives on occasion for reference and notice all the names that are no longer posting. All the people kicked for perceived insults that mean nothing in the scheme of things, or people kicked because others are intolerant, people that have just left because there's hardly a civil conversation to be had.

But, like you said, there are wonderful, intelligent, thoughtful people who inform almost every single day. People who encourage us to dig deeper, who don't play games and are altruistic in there hopes and purpose.

I hope we don't lose any more.

 

awoke_in_2003

(34,582 posts)
288. Cult of personality has taken hold
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 12:55 AM
Jul 2015

If you dare say anything negative about BS or HRC, the hypersensitive supporters will be all over you like stink on shit.

hfojvt

(37,573 posts)
79. a thread about "24 business hours"
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:37 PM
Jul 2015

with a whole excrement load of mean-spirited sniggering from a confederacy of ...

My take anyway.

hfojvt

(37,573 posts)
98. it's kind of at the top of GD now
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:56 PM
Jul 2015

which is a moving target of course, but it should be easily visible on the front page.

Not exactly salutary reading material anyway, but I suppose people want to see for themselves.

kentuck

(111,111 posts)
26. Well, I guess I should go also?
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 01:06 PM
Jul 2015

I probably wore my welcome out a long time ago?

Goodbye Will. Goodbye all.

Zorra

(27,670 posts)
28. Take care, kentuck.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 01:10 PM
Jul 2015

It's been a genuine pleasure getting to know you through your thoughtful, heartfelt posts.

merrily

(45,251 posts)
36. OMG, you too? What happened while I was busy posting in the Bernie Group?
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 01:20 PM
Jul 2015

I wish you wouldn't leave, either of you.

jwirr

(39,215 posts)
104. Oh, my God. That is terrible. This is a great lose for DU as a whole. Is this purely political -
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 03:11 PM
Jul 2015

trying to get rid of him?

 

kelliekat44

(7,759 posts)
166. Can you or will you elaborate for those of us in the dark who respect both these fleeing posters? n
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:44 PM
Jul 2015

kath

(10,565 posts)
178. That thread is useful for one thing-
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:13 PM
Jul 2015

making a list of DU's most major-league #%^}*¥!s.
seriously.

people like that really make DU suck. Shame on them.

merrily

(45,251 posts)
217. I don't announce, but I have used ignore more in the last few hours than I have
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 06:28 PM
Jul 2015

in 11 years of posting. Well, that is true, but skewed. I never put anyone on any board but DU. And the first was probably a year ago. I think I did six today--and counting.

Generic Other

(28,979 posts)
186. Will Pitt, you will be missed here
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:21 PM
Jul 2015

Your real friends don't care about the blather. You and a few other souls got me through the Bush years. We are comrades-in-arms in the St. Crispin's Day sense. Fuck the trolls who have never done a thing but make DU suck. You have not been one of them. You have been 100% honest and shown us your heart as well as baring your soul more times than I can count.

The oldtimers are drifting away from DU for a reason. They haven't changed. DU has.

sellitman

(11,616 posts)
242. I'm with Generic Other
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 08:40 PM
Jul 2015

The bad guys think they have won but they and All of DU has lost.

Happy trails Will. You will be missed.

marym625

(17,997 posts)
271. This sucks
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 12:01 AM
Jul 2015

I don't blame you but I hope you reconsider.

However, I will say, goodbye and thank you. I hope to see you back

mahina

(17,832 posts)
329. Oh, no.
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 07:15 AM
Jul 2015

Please be kidding.

Tyranny triumphs when good DU'er bag. Kentuck, there is nobody like you. You've brought sense and judgment to some rough moments.

I must have the unpleasant people on ignore because I don't see much of the bs, or if I do see it, I usually ignore it.

WIshing you peace, hoping to see you again, very much. Aloha Kentuck.

SidDithers

(44,228 posts)
97. Awww...
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:56 PM
Jul 2015

You have a sadz?

I'm sure Pitt will be back - you don't put 14 years into a site and then just walk away.

Listen, mister, lots of DUers take breaks - voluntary or otherwise - and come back.

Sid

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

merrily

(45,251 posts)
35. Fuck your cork. Come back. Or at least pm me and tell me where I can find you.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 01:18 PM
Jul 2015

If you do neither, take this Boston dweller's best wishes with you.

I thought sure your subject line was a fake out and the OP would end differently. Shows what I know.

11 Bravo

(23,928 posts)
37. You'll be missed, old friend. But I fully understand ...
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 01:21 PM
Jul 2015

why one might decide to bag it.
My initial hope, upon reading this, was that you might change your mind; but after thinking about it I realized how many snarky bullshit artists whose last essay received a C+ in sophomore English Lit would show up with GBCW comments.
Be well, Will. Enjoy your wife and that gorgeous little girl.

struggle4progress

(118,379 posts)
41. Well, let's spin a few tunes
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 01:28 PM
Jul 2015


no man alive will come to you with another tale to tell
but you know that we shall meet again if your memory serves you well



if the sky above you should turn dark and full of clouds
and that old north wind should begin to blow
keep your head together



please don't tell what train i'm on
they won't know what route i've gone







watch the rocks: they're falling daily


stiffen up! you ornery duffer!
and dump the bosses off your back








 

Damansarajaya

(625 posts)
42. How can I keep feeding you all my GREAT article ideas that you never use
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 01:28 PM
Jul 2015

if you stop posting here? (kidding)

You are a passionate voice of reason . . . it won't be the same without you.

calimary

(81,722 posts)
44. Safe travels, Will. And to kentuck also.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 01:31 PM
Jul 2015

Wishing you the best for you and your family.

Good luck to both you and kentuck.

hlthe2b

(102,688 posts)
46. why, Will?
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 01:38 PM
Jul 2015

I surely think you have every right to leave if you want, but how about letting those of us who have been with you the past 14 years know what's on your mind?

I wish you well, regardless.

merrily

(45,251 posts)
362. Much as people run themselves off after a grenade has been lobbed at them.
Wed Jul 29, 2015, 07:39 AM
Jul 2015

The disingenous here about this could not be more dense, yet more transparent.

HughBeaumont

(24,461 posts)
52. Oh great.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 01:45 PM
Jul 2015

The milquetoasterates drive off another one.

If being a Democrat now means capitulating to more-evil-by-the-year shitbags, closing the debate whenever possible, caring about "brands", watering down principles and throwing the idea of economic fairness out the window, why exactly are we HERE?

I only wish I could be as active, passionate and critically & effectively expository as WRP. His is a gift that only a charlatan stain would mock.

marym625

(17,997 posts)
274. +100
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 12:08 AM
Jul 2015

Notice that the more Democrats stand for real, Democratic, liberal, progressive ideas and policy, the gap widens and the shit gets deeper?

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

demmiblue

(36,988 posts)
71. You Better Believe It...
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:23 PM
Jul 2015

as those types like to say.

I wonder when POSUCS will get thrown around in this thread.

I also think he is leaving because DU has moved to the right, remarkably so in some cases/issues.

merrily

(45,251 posts)
73. The vast majority of DU's population has not moved to the right.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:30 PM
Jul 2015
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026592890

However, one sector of DU is more vocal, organized and unified than another.

He seems to be leaving because of a singularly ugly thread.



malokvale77

(4,879 posts)
303. I thought I would put this here...
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 02:45 AM
Jul 2015

Mail Message
On Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:13 PM an alert was sent on the following post:
Pitt got a paid gig at The Cave...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=7015278
REASON FOR ALERT
This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate.
ALERTER'S COMMENTS
No comments added by alerter
JURY RESULTS
You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:24 PM, and the Jury voted 4-3 to HIDE IT.
Juror #1 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: Just WOW. Really nasty all the way. Bringing in another DUer who had nothing to do with this thread. This poster needs a pizza.
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: I don't understand the post, but it seems OK to me. Leave it.
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: I never vote to hide unless the alerter leaves comments.
Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: alert on me! I laughed
Juror #7 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: Obvious personal attack is obvious
Thank you very much for participating in our Jury system, and we hope you will be able to participate again in the future.

i was juror #1

merrily

(45,251 posts)
307. FWIW, I thought Atman was complimenting Will.
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 03:02 AM
Jul 2015

The Conservative Cave is a, well, conservative website. Liberals may well wear CC attacks as a badge of honor, whether they get paid to be insulted at that site or not.



malokvale77

(4,879 posts)
308. Really...
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 03:32 AM
Jul 2015

you thought he was complimenting Will? I suppose he was being a friend to nadin too.

It is your privilege to side with whoever suits your fancy.

I personally will take you less seriously from now on.

merrily

(45,251 posts)
309. My posts on this thread made clear who I side with.
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 03:35 AM
Jul 2015

It's only a question of interpreting a particular post very differently than you did.

But, as you wish.

RobinA

(9,940 posts)
363. Really
Wed Jul 29, 2015, 08:56 AM
Jul 2015

at some point, why bother. There are other fish to fry. The "24 hour" thread was egregious nonsense.

akbacchus_BC

(5,704 posts)
297. You have proof of that? And if you have, prove it!
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 01:17 AM
Jul 2015

I disagreed with Mr. Pitt when he called the President a 'used car salesman'. But you are not qualified to say that Mr. Pitt is being paid by the Cave or whatever. You should retract your statement.

delrem

(9,688 posts)
332. Whipping boy - A scapegoat. One who is singled out for blame or punishment.
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 07:50 AM
Jul 2015

origin:
A whipping boy was a young boy who was assigned to a young prince and was punished when the prince misbehaved or fell behind in his schooling.

Do a few minutes lookup of Atman's posts. This one was obvious sarcasm. It was a bad hide.

 

Dr Hobbitstein

(6,568 posts)
340. Proof?
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 10:28 AM
Jul 2015

Will Pitt never needed proof. Between Rove and Turbo Tax, he never offered an OUNCE of proof, why should we hold this poster to a higher standard?

Paper Roses

(7,476 posts)
54. We will all miss one of our best posters. Hope you come back.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 01:48 PM
Jul 2015

Your wisdom and learned posts are so welcome.
Take a breather...we'll all wait for your return.

Generic Other

(28,979 posts)
250. Some parts of DU seem unrecognizable
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 09:59 PM
Jul 2015

Like a lynch mob. Let the howling grave dancing mob rule DU as they seem to feel compelled to do anytime human compassion is called for on this website. Notice not a one of them alerted on for their meanspirited behavior. So let the light shine on their shame.

I too am grateful I can go to Facebook and find old friends!

MelissaB

(16,420 posts)
63. What the fuck is wrong with people.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:11 PM
Jul 2015

This thread shows DU at it's ugliest. A long time poster says he is leaving and people have to come out to piss and grave dance.

(No, I'm not a proflic poster and you may not recognize my name, but I'm here a lot. I racked up my post count in the days of the Election Reform group.)


merrily

(45,251 posts)
69. Oh, no. There were a couple of uglier ones. One from years ago and one recently, resurrecting it.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:18 PM
Jul 2015
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027013022

And 6 jurors voted to leave. Unfuckingbelievable.

MelissaB

(16,420 posts)
72. Yeah, I went to the links and saw what was happening. Again, WTF is wrong with people?
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:30 PM
Jul 2015

And, how many posters here are paid to stir the pot?

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
107. I really don't have an opinion on this,
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 03:13 PM
Jul 2015

except that like all GBCW posts it's a bit dramatic.

Why would he let others run him off? I really don't understand that.

Reading and questioning on some other threads makes me realize his feelings are obviously hurt, but good lord, this site can get a bit rough at times.

Hell, he called fellow DUers "cretins," right?

I just don't get people running off with their tails between their legs.

Stay, fight, post, hang in there...whatever.

I think most posters here think they're more important than others think they are.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
110. Lol.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 03:19 PM
Jul 2015

Touché.

My number one opinion is I hate GBCW posts. Just go take a break and come back later.

Sigh.

 

oberliner

(58,724 posts)
129. "how many posters here are paid to stir the pot?"
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:01 PM
Jul 2015

Is this something that people here actually believe?

MelissaB

(16,420 posts)
176. No. I actually think most of the snide remarks are from genuine assholes
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:04 PM
Jul 2015

that don't have to be paid for it, but I do wonder if some are paid.

Act_of_Reparation

(9,116 posts)
267. Because no one would have any motivation to be snide...
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:48 PM
Jul 2015

...save for the promise of money and the pleasure of being an asshole.

Gotcha.

merrily

(45,251 posts)
320. Not many replies are perfect, but that was one of very few.
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 05:28 AM
Jul 2015

Pay per post can be very low so many one line posts are a tell, though, obviously, not an infallible one.

I googled once, after someone who worked for the DNC told me the DNC pays posters, as each politician pays at least two or three.

Posting is part of the job in some government jobs. That's been in reliable media sources, some posted at DU. (Though you would never guess that from some of the incredulous posts we see. "What? gambling in Rick's Casino? Paid posters on the largest Democratic board in the USA> Surely, you don't believe anything like that! LMAO.)

However, other kinds of economic incentives exist. A government job that doesn't require posting as part of the job, but does depend on a certain Democrat or Democrats being in office, for example. Ditto a job in the private sector that involves something similar.

And sure, there have problem been assholes mouthing off (and playing innocent) since before money was invented.

PeaceNikki

(27,985 posts)
112. There are assholes on DU who keep dossiers on people they dislike and constantly drudge up old
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 03:25 PM
Jul 2015

shit. Pitt and Truthout are reporters and should be able to deal with it. Especially after the way he treated any and everyone who was suspicious at the time.

But to the stalker McStalkers who do it to others:

 

Logical

(22,457 posts)
154. You know, if a message board makes you so upset you leave then you need to just leave....
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:30 PM
Jul 2015

no announcement needed. Jesus, it is a internet message board.

Some people love drama.

merrily

(45,251 posts)
90. Why did I click, when I was sure what your prediction would be?
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:43 PM
Jul 2015

I can only hope you are right and others leave instead of Will.

 

sgtbenobo

(327 posts)
280. Somtimes, you just have to go outside and smoke.
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 12:34 AM
Jul 2015

<iframe width="854" height="510" src="

" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

nite.
 

stevenleser

(32,886 posts)
67. When I agreed with you, I REALLY agreed. When I disagreed, I REALLY disagreed. Best of luck.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:16 PM
Jul 2015

No hard feelings.

 

Rex

(65,616 posts)
133. Like he is leaving, he won't because parting is such sweet sorrow.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:07 PM
Jul 2015

I've seen Pitt comeback more times then Lazarus of Bethany. He is going off to do something imo. I give him 3 weeks tops.

 

cherokeeprogressive

(24,853 posts)
75. Can't rec this, but if there is anything I can do for you, don't hesitate to ask.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:33 PM
Jul 2015

Fair Winds and Following Seas My Friend.

You haven't worn out your welcome with me.

littlewolf

(3,813 posts)
235. Ouch that is gonna leave a mark .
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 08:17 PM
Jul 2015

not sure how many times it has been
I know once he was banned for threatening
to beat up a fellow DUer ….

DinahMoeHum

(21,867 posts)
83. Can't really rec this, but understand if you need a break. . .
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:39 PM
Jul 2015

Hell, we all need a break.

Fair Winds and Godspeed. Maybe we'll bump into each other again sometime in the future.

Enjoy your family.

Wash. state Desk Jet

(3,426 posts)
92. HELLO Folks
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:47 PM
Jul 2015

Last edited Mon Jul 27, 2015, 10:18 PM - Edit history (2)

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Chris here,
and I know a little bit about that old cork, but you know as I have said time and time again ,just because the chips are down,that doesn't mean it's time to fold up and close up the casino. One card trumps another as the game goes on. !





Oilwellian

(12,647 posts)
93. Oh Will, what sad news
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:48 PM
Jul 2015

Although I do understand. I think the Democratic party is in as much trouble as the Republicans.

I'll look for you on Facebook and send a friend request, and will continue to follow your work on TruthOut. Best wishes and much success to you and your lovely family.

Uncle Joe

(58,698 posts)
96. Take a few walks in the woods and recharge your batteries.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:55 PM
Jul 2015

Good luck to you, WilliamPitt, with whatever you do.

I will miss your posts.

 

Facility Inspector

(615 posts)
99. I can't believe I wasted the time to sorta figure all this out
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:57 PM
Jul 2015

but, dang, there are some nasty little fuckers out there.

yucky.

I've read your stuff before, just remember, haters gonna hate.

Response to Myrina (Reply #111)

 

Purveyor

(29,876 posts)
119. Damn you. I was going to post that and hence singing/humming the song for the next 24 hours.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 03:43 PM
Jul 2015
 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
128. ah, that's what I get for not reading the replies before posting
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:01 PM
Jul 2015


But possibly the worst spelling of "auf Wiedersehen" in the known universe.
 

Rex

(65,616 posts)
131. Seriously is that what it is supposed to mean? I had no idea really.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:05 PM
Jul 2015

Wow. You would think Disney would want more accuracy when in Alsace. Someone got the number to the Mickey Mouse hotline? I feel a rant coming on by jberryhill.

 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
140. Accuracy?
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:13 PM
Jul 2015

You want accuracy in a movie about a "navy captain" from a landlocked country?

Alsace?

Good golly, do you know what the movie is about?

 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
185. They had a couple of motorboats on the Danube
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:20 PM
Jul 2015

...and that, apparently, gets you a fully-staffed estate.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austro-Hungarian_Navy

After World War I Austria and Hungary were deprived of their coasts and their navy was confiscated.

mcar

(42,532 posts)
189. Interesting. Thanks for that
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:23 PM
Jul 2015

I always loved the story. Toured the Family lodge in Stowe, VT a few years ago and learned more of the real story.

 

Rex

(65,616 posts)
194. Maybe when I was 8 and saw it.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:28 PM
Jul 2015

No seriously, I don't remember it at all. This isn't the one with the flying car?

 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
196. Yes, and they are all horribly killed
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:31 PM
Jul 2015

Which is why the original horror movie on which it is based was called "Die Trapp Family!"

 

Rex

(65,616 posts)
197. Okay as long as there are no flying nuns, but seriously
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:38 PM
Jul 2015

I knew there was some horrible scene at the end where the kids are screaming as the car goes down in flames and explodes in a huge fireball of blood and organs.

You sure it wasn't called Die Auto von Tod. Tod? Seriously?

 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
198. It's about a Satanic Nun whose ghost inhabits a flying car which kills a family of Nazis
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:40 PM
Jul 2015

Stephen King totally ripped it off in Christine.

Based on a true story, though.

&feature=youtu.be&t=32
 

Rex

(65,616 posts)
201. Hmmm...sounds like a valid and quite sound lawsuit if I ever heard of one.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:50 PM
Jul 2015

When do you start and what are the Disney ghost characters paying you? I hear Ghost Goofy only deals in magic beans, so watch his ass.

OTOH, King might just go to court and win with a ten thousand page parsing of how Auto von Tod is in seven million ways different than Maximum Overkill - though I don't know how far he will get since Auto von Tod came out first.

Then again you do have a harder time since the main victim is clearly stuck in pratfall limbo.



Early scene from Automan von Tod. Which in a serparate lawsuit won against Automan the show.

 

Rex

(65,616 posts)
209. Of course he did, I think they named the Oscar trophy after him.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 06:20 PM
Jul 2015

You know, leaving off most of his name - Oscar Penis Van Lesbian von Liechtenstein from Gelderland.

The entire thing didn't fit , so they just went with Oscar. Swear to Koresh true story.

 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
265. As long as I'm headed to Moscow
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:38 PM
Jul 2015

Walking into Switzerland, not so much.

How one does that from Salzburg, though, is anyone's guess, since if you head up to the mountains from there, you end up at Hitler's house.

Marrah_G

(28,581 posts)
116. Not sure what happened, but it is primary season
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 03:37 PM
Jul 2015

Between primaries, Racism, Equality and Gun it could be almost anything.

Good Luck Will- See you around

 

Damansarajaya

(625 posts)
126. Since my hide on another link, I'll have to post this here:
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 03:54 PM
Jul 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/13/washington/13cnd-leak.html?hp&_r=0

The decision by a special prosecutor not to bring charges against Karl Rove in the C.I.A. leak case followed months of intense, behind-the-scenes maneuvering between the prosecutor, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, and Mr. Rove's lawyer, according to lawyers in the case.

The move, made public by Mr. Rove's lawyer, Robert D. Luskin, early today, brought a surprise ending to the investigation of Mr. Rove, President Bush's senior adviser, who at one point last fall seemed to be close to facing possible perjury charges for lapses in his early testimony about a conversation with a Time magazine reporter.

Mr. Fitzgerald's decision left I. Lewis Libby Jr., the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, alone among current and former White House officials still facing legal jeopardy in the three-year-old C.I.A. leak case.

Mr. Fitzgerald announced in a letter to Mr. Luskin on Monday that he would not indict Mr. Rove, who had testified on five occasions to a federal grand jury about his involvement in the disclosure of an intelligence officer's identity.

*****

Apparently, some DUers for their own unknown and unknowable motives have chosen to resurrect an old Jason Leopold article from TruthOut claiming that Rove would be indicted.

What these inDUHviduals are unaware of is how journalism works. I was a reporter for a daily for two years (circulation 14,000), and while far from expert, I have some inkling of the process.

It is entirely possible that the TruthOut's sources were unimpeachable and that they were saying exactly what they knew at the time--that Rove WAS going to be indicted.

But later, Rove's lawyers cut a deal, wheedled and begged, and Fitzgerald (the prosecutor) went elsewhere. This is in fact what the NY Times article implies.

What this has to do with the price of tea in China now is anyone's guess, but it apparently goes back to "shitheads gotta spew shit" or something like that.
 

randome

(34,845 posts)
132. It had nothing whatsoever to do with any sources being wrong.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:06 PM
Jul 2015

It was the assholery denials and obfuscations that followed. Instead of admitting that the sources were wrong, we were treated to a new Internet meme of "24 business hours".

People who suspected the story were accused by the authors of being cretins and worse.

Followed by more assholery that gave us "Piece Of Shit Used Car Salesman", now another Internet meme.

And don't forget the great Turbo-tax scandal that wasn't.

Tell me, is that how journalism is supposed to work?
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Damansarajaya

(625 posts)
135. 9 years ago? Dang, are you related to my ex-wife?
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:08 PM
Jul 2015

ON edit--Thanks to PeaceNikki for clarification of the dates.

 

Damansarajaya

(625 posts)
144. Oh, you're right.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:18 PM
Jul 2015

I looked at the 13 on the URL and read it as 03.

I'm going to edit that so I look less idiotic.

Thanks.

PeaceNikki

(27,985 posts)
339. The Turbo Tax bullshit "scoop" was only a few months ago.
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 10:26 AM
Jul 2015

And the "24 business hours" - timeless because it's just so damn hilarious.

 

randome

(34,845 posts)
143. The other two piece of shit used car posts are recent.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:17 PM
Jul 2015

But still filled with the same vitriol and denial as the original.
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Damansarajaya

(625 posts)
155. Well, one can't deny that Pres. Obama
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:32 PM
Jul 2015

didn't even try on a lot of his promises most important to progressives:



He said on July 18, 2009, “Any plan I sign must include an insurance exchange—a one-stop-shopping marketplace where you can compare the benefits, costs and track records of a variety of plans, including a public option to increase competition and keep insurance companies honest...

There was also the unfortunate incident of Obama claiming he would "renegotiate NAFTA" but then quickly backing away from that after taking office. Candidate Obama: "I will make sure that we renegotiate . . . I think we should use the hammer of a potential opt-out as leverage to ensure that we actually get labor and environmental standards that are enforced. And that is not what has been happening so far."

By any objective measure, the President lied to his staunchest supporters and caved to the people who hate him on any number of important issues. He did however collect some 20 million dollars from HealthCare Insurance corps.

DanTex

(20,709 posts)
168. He definitely tried with the public option. It just didn't make it through congress.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:49 PM
Jul 2015

And the mandate make sense economically. Without it, community rating would incentivize healthier people to go without insurance or wait until they are sick and then buy it.

At the end of the day, he delivered the most significant piece of safety net legislation since LBJ. And also accomplished a lot more.

 

randome

(34,845 posts)
142. I have no idea what you mean by that. Member since 2001.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:15 PM
Jul 2015

Did I not start posting until later? I don't remember. Apparently I rate enough for you to keep tabs on me, though.
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Rex

(65,616 posts)
160. Yes that is funny coming from someone that remembers a 9 year old thread by Pitt
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:38 PM
Jul 2015

Your concern is noted.

 

randome

(34,845 posts)
231. Look around you. Everyone remembers that post.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 07:59 PM
Jul 2015

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Lars39

(26,122 posts)
134. Yes!
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:08 PM
Jul 2015

And you would think that those people would be more concerned about Rove still being on the loose, than on any one individual or organization that has tried their best to get the fucker some prison time.

 

oberliner

(58,724 posts)
157. But what about the whole "24 business hours" part of the story
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:36 PM
Jul 2015

It's not so much the fact that the story did not turn out as advertised, it's that when it became clear that Rove wasn't going to be indicted on the day the article said he would, "24 hours" was changed to "24 business hours". I would think a journalist would just say they might have gotten the story wrong rather than resorting to that sort of silliness.

 

Damansarajaya

(625 posts)
170. If they had confidence in their sources, it's entirely possible
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:54 PM
Jul 2015

they thought Rove would be indicted soon.

Reporters only have their sources to go on.

The much more experienced Dan Rather and 60 Minutes II producers got snared in a bogus story about a Commander Killian's memo that resulted in Rather's termination with CBS. In that particular case, I thought Rather blew it because he didn't check out the paper trail of the memo and he and the producer believed the lies the source fed them without follow up.

That's a mistake even a rookie shouldn't make.

I didn't hear a lot of liberals dancing on his grave, ircc.

 

oberliner

(58,724 posts)
173. Dan Rather didn't post drunken rants calling DU-ers cretins
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:56 PM
Jul 2015

If he did, I'm sure he would've gotten a bit of flak.

merrily

(45,251 posts)
319. A drunken rant is so unforgiveable that it has to be "repaid" viciously again and again by one
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 05:18 AM
Jul 2015

pile on after another.

I wasn't here then. Did that apparently unforgivable drunken rant occur before or after DUers mocked him mercilessly for the 24 hour post?

 

oberliner

(58,724 posts)
321. Definitely not unforgivable
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 05:34 AM
Jul 2015

No one asked or told this poster to leave.

A couple of people just made some jokes about the incident.

Why not just have a sense of humor about it and laugh along with the others?

Or delete/ignore the posts that you don't feel like reading.

DU makes it fairly easy to engage with the site on one's own terms (such as by ignoring any people or posts that you find to be unpleasant).

merrily

(45,251 posts)
322. Forgivable, yet no one seems able to forgive, 9 yrs later, . What does that say? Jokes my ass.
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 05:46 AM
Jul 2015

Cruel, ugly pile ons again and again just don't tickle my funny bone. Neither does any other kind of ugly bullying. Go figure.

DU makes it fairly easy to engage with the site on one's own terms (such as by ignoring any people or posts that you find to be unpleasant).



Among other things ,that description would have fit every snarker on the 24 hour thread 9 years ago and on its successors, including the one from a few days ago and many on this thread. One joins a discussion board to discuss, not to put an entire sector of the board on ignore. Besides, certain things need rebuttal I have never believed that the way to deal with a bully is to ignore him or her. They don't go away. They just get emboldened and escalate.

However, yes, I am aware of ignore. I used to wonder why people used it, but I finally did last year I the past year, I added maybe 4 more. In the past 24 hours I added about 10. And I will probably add as many more in the next 24 hours.

ETA: I don't think Will left because he couldn't take a joke. Like so many others on the left, he left because of what DU is, not because of what he lacks.

 

oberliner

(58,724 posts)
323. No one?
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 05:59 AM
Jul 2015

That's clearly not true. Look at the love being shown in this farewell thread.

Generally speaking, I think most posters here either don't know or don't care about the incident.

I really don't think "an entire sector" would need to be put on ignore. Like I said, I would think you could just take the joking in a good natured way. I think the number of people engaging in "ugly bullying" is very small and could be ignored and/or reported for their behavior.

merrily

(45,251 posts)
324. The love being shown on this thread is not being shown by the same people.
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 06:03 AM
Jul 2015

It was nasty and intended to humiliate and hurt Will, just as many comments on this thread by some of the same peo[le Why should any decent person consider that joking or take it in a good natured way?

Let's not be disingenous.

 

oberliner

(58,724 posts)
325. Why would people want to humiliate and hurt a fellow DUer?
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 06:13 AM
Jul 2015

DUers zing one another over a whole host of issues but I really don't think it's meant to be personal.

 

oberliner

(58,724 posts)
331. Possibly
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 07:29 AM
Jul 2015

I am curious to know if you have alerted on any of the personal attacks that you have seen - and, if so, what have the results been of those alerts?

SmittynMo

(3,544 posts)
130. So here's a guy with 58K posts
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:04 PM
Jul 2015

I posted I was leaving too, weeks ago. It was so bad here that I looked into actually deleting my account. I figured that I would lay low for a few weeks, get over my little temper tantrum, and then come back. Well, guess what? All the research I could find indicates that you can never delete your account from DU. That in itself is a big problem. You can never delete an account?!!!! Are you kidding me? What kind of site is this where you cannot delete your account? The answer I was getting was, "Just don't visit the site". Yeah, that's an option, but not the right answer.

This is my first login since then. And now William is leaving? WTH is going on here? One of the greatest posters here, and now he's gone? Something is definitely wrong here. And throughout the posts here, I see another one leaving? WTF!!!!

Sincerely,

Popped cork too.

I wish you well William. Hopefully, like me, after a few weeks, you'll come back. One can hope.

 

Damansarajaya

(625 posts)
139. H8Rs gotta H8.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:13 PM
Jul 2015

When he leaves, he's ridiculed by some. And if he comes back, he'll be ridiculed for that too by the same people.

Some people are really into ridicule, apparently.

 

randome

(34,845 posts)
145. Not here.
Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:20 PM
Jul 2015

If WilliamPitt wants to return and apologize for his shitty posts, I would welcome him.

And, really, you want to use the word 'ridicule' when that is exactly what he does to those who question him?

I don't want anyone to leave DU. Even those whose opinions and attitudes I vociferously oppose. It's supposed to be a family, right? Warts and all.
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JDPriestly

(57,936 posts)
306. I beg to differ, Randome.
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 02:59 AM
Jul 2015

DU is not supposed to be a family.

It is supposed to be a discussion forum.

We should be courteous to each other. Sometimes, unfortunately, people's passions carry them away.

But we are not a family. We really hardly know each other.

This is a political discussion site. I'm here to learn and to share ideas. There is nothing to get mad about. There is only to learn.

We are not a family. We are seekers who share moments in time talking about the issues of the day.

 

randome

(34,845 posts)
344. Pitt is the one who is running away from 'home'.
Tue Jul 28, 2015, 12:04 PM
Jul 2015

Calling him out for his vile posts is supposed to be mistreatment? Okay.

Maybe you could furnish us a list of DUers who are too sensitive to be criticized.
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