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Thu Mar 24, 2016, 08:11 PM

 

I love the people on DU. So many characters, so many nice folk.

We are a stubborn bunch, no doubt - and we are always RIGHT! And we have "facts" to back us up with.
You probably know me as a Bernie supporter, but I am not a fanatic, in the sense that I won't have hard feelings in the long run for perceived insults, and all the crap that goes with a contentious primary.

I've always said that when all is said and done, we let bygones be bygones. I still REALLY do think Bernie has a legitimate path to the nomination. But regardless, I owe him for all the work he's put in and all the education he's provided. Win or lose, the cat's now out of the bag. We can no longer go backwards or keep the status quo. It will take time, but the more people that demand change, the faster the changes will occur.

If Mrs. Clinton so happens to attain her goal, I will wish her well, but will keep the heat on.

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Reply I love the people on DU. So many characters, so many nice folk. (Original post)
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2016 OP
FLPanhandle Mar 2016 #1
1StrongBlackMan Mar 2016 #2
raging moderate Mar 2016 #3
bettyellen Mar 2016 #4
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2016 #16
bettyellen Mar 2016 #23
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2016 #24
bettyellen Mar 2016 #30
bigwillq Mar 2016 #5
Loki Mar 2016 #6
WheelWalker Mar 2016 #9
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2016 #25
WheelWalker Mar 2016 #28
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2016 #17
Loki Mar 2016 #21
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2016 #22
pnwmom Mar 2016 #7
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2016 #18
AuntPatsy Mar 2016 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2016 #10
zentrum Mar 2016 #11
mountain grammy Mar 2016 #12
rusty quoin Mar 2016 #14
Omaha Steve Mar 2016 #13
turbinetree Mar 2016 #15
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2016 #20
Orrex Mar 2016 #19
FSogol Mar 2016 #26
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2016 #27
Orrex Mar 2016 #31
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2016 #32
lunatica Mar 2016 #29

Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 08:16 PM

1. +1000

I prefer Bernie too, but if it's Hillary, then I'll crawl on my belly through broken glass to vote for her over any republican.

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 08:24 PM

2. +1.

 

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 08:39 PM

3. Same here.

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 08:44 PM

4. You should meet some, they are even better in real life.

 

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 10:12 AM

16. I've treid twice to see if anyone wanted to get together in South Central Wisconsin - no interest.

 

I'd love to get together, but we will see, maybe some day.

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 01:40 PM

23. You might have to do a central location, would be overnight for some.

 

Worth it though! Made friends for life that way.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 03:52 PM

24. What part of the country do you live in?

 

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 04:18 PM

30. Near NYC, so have done two here when there were protests (pre-Obama) and a bunch of people

 

from Portland, Boston, upstate and Delaware came in. Also drove up to one in Boston once- a few people flew in, we all ended up at Will Pitt's house. And two other times went down to DC for protests and meetups. Some people crashed with DUers they got along with, some split hotel rooms. I would say to get any sizable group, you'd have to meet where a city is either Milwaukee or Chicago, hopefully with something else going on? (the protests made it a good excuse to travel)
Or somewhere between if some Duer(s) were willing to host or be a guide to the area. Try the state forums and lounge to gauge interest maybe.
Anyway, haven't done it in years, and many of the people I met are no longer here, but they have visited me since (and cat sat for me) and vice versa and we keep up. So it gives me a sentimental feeling about this place.

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 08:47 PM

5. Agree with this

 

If Mrs. Clinton so happens to attain her goal, I will wish her well, but will keep the heat on.


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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 09:47 PM

6. Hey let's have a drink and a smoke when this is all over!

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Response to Loki (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 10:48 PM

9. Really, I see no legitimate reason to wait

actually

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 03:53 PM

25. Why do I see a youger me in you?

 

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Reply #25)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 04:11 PM

28. Don't know about a younger you, LOL. I'm well past my "Best if Used By" date.

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Response to Loki (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 10:15 AM

17. A 120 Minute IPA from Dogfishhead is all I need. Well, maybe two!

 

I don't smoke cigarettes. When my doctor asks if I smoke, I say yes, but not tobacco. She never follows up. Doesn't seem concerned about MJ. Either that or she just doesn't want to hear about "illegal" activities.

But I'll smoke a blunt with you any day of the week. But no talking politics when partying!

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 10:33 AM

21. Deal.

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Response to Loki (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 10:47 AM

22. Next time I'm passing near Lake Lotawana, I'll look you up!

 

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 10:29 PM

7. In the heat of this campaign, it is good to read posts like this. nt

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 10:18 AM

18. It's just that I know what politics (and the internet) can make people say.

 

I don't think all the insults and innuendo will mean anything once the "enemy" becomes the Republican nominee instead of our own.

As much as I like Bernie over Hillary - I'd rather elect Mr. Ed that Trump or Cruz.

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 10:46 PM

8. Calming , very welcome...

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 10:57 PM

10. I love the people here too, my dear Elmer S.E. Dump...

So many good thoughtful intelligent gifted people.

I hope we can all let bygones be bygones when the primary is over and we have a nominee. No matter who it is.

Thank you for your lovely, calm post.

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 10:59 PM

11. Yay Elmer!

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 11:00 PM

12. Thanks, good post.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 11:03 PM

14. +1

 

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 11:02 PM

13. Great post


K&R!

OS

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 11:07 PM

15. We at least in this party can talk to each other..............K&R.......

and still at the end of day we are Liberal, Progressive...............................and we can still have a smile on our face, and we care

Peace, Love, and Woodstock too

(showing my age)




Honk------------------- for a political revolution Bernie 2016

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 10:28 AM

20. We are all Americans! Not sure what the repubs are though...

 

All I know is we all want to make American a better place. We all love our families. We have so much more in common than not.

We just disagree on how to get these things done. But it's a start. Talking is the only way we can come together, so lets start slowly backing off the nasty rhetoric. I know we are in the part of the campaign that get's people particularly agitated and prone to say some shitty things to each other - but at a minimum, let's not for get that it's politics, not personal.

The only way you can see the humanity of a person is to not demonize them. We can always politely agree to disagree.

I will keep standing up for Bernie, but I'm going to try not to direct my frustrations in a personal way towards any DUers. We're all we've got, people!!

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 10:24 AM

19. I look forward to removing many people from my Ignore list once the dust settles

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Response to Orrex (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 03:57 PM

26. Who said that?

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Response to Orrex (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 04:02 PM

27. I would remove them the day the nominee is decided

 

But if Hillary wins I'll wait a week so they can get the gloating out of their systems. Being proud of what? First woman president - I told you so about Bernie, yada yada.... all that vile evil spew freeing itself from some very small people.

Other than that, I feel fine! Thank you, John Lennon:


Baby's good to me, you know
She's happy as can be, you know
She said so
I'm in love with her and I feel fine

Baby says she's mine, you know
She tells me all the time, you know
She said so
I'm in love with her and I feel fine

I'm so glad that she's my little girl
She's so glad, she's telling all the world

That her baby buys her things, you know
He buys her diamond rings, you know
She said so
She's in love with me and I feel fine, mmm

Baby says she's mine, you know
She tells me all the time, you know
She said so
I'm in love with her and I feel fine

I'm so glad that she's my little girl
She's so glad, she's telling all the world

That her baby buys her things, you know
He buys her diamond rings, you know
She said so
She's in love with me and I feel fine
She's in love with me and I feel fine, mmm, mmm

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Reply #27)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 10:19 PM

31. I had much the same thought about Sanders' supporters.

Funny how that works.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #31)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 03:06 PM

32. The seedier side of human nature I guess. LOL

 

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 04:14 PM

29. I heart you!



I feel the same way and appreciate you saying so.

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