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Fri May 29, 2015, 11:53 AM

 

As a newbie, I am curious as to how we all found the DU.

How did you learn about this place?

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Reply As a newbie, I am curious as to how we all found the DU. (Original post)
Tipperary May 2015 OP
Throd May 2015 #1
Tipperary May 2015 #4
cwydro May 2015 #25
Tom Ripley May 2015 #2
Ron Obvious May 2015 #3
Tipperary May 2015 #5
fizzgig May 2015 #18
sarge43 May 2015 #6
Tipperary May 2015 #7
sarge43 May 2015 #8
Tipperary May 2015 #13
Rhiannon12866 May 2015 #20
Tipperary May 2015 #22
LaurenG May 2015 #86
sarge43 May 2015 #87
femmocrat May 2015 #9
Tipperary May 2015 #14
LP2K12 May 2015 #10
fizzgig May 2015 #11
Tipperary May 2015 #15
fizzgig May 2015 #19
Tipperary May 2015 #21
CrawlingChaos May 2015 #36
Tipperary May 2015 #50
Tom_Foolery May 2015 #12
Tipperary May 2015 #17
Tom_Foolery May 2015 #32
hrmjustin May 2015 #16
steve2470 May 2015 #40
hrmjustin May 2015 #41
Rhiannon12866 May 2015 #65
Xyzse May 2015 #23
a la izquierda May 2015 #24
arcane1 May 2015 #26
Tipperary May 2015 #30
IcyPeas May 2015 #27
vanlassie May 2015 #28
laundry_queen May 2015 #71
Blue_Tires May 2015 #102
Worried senior May 2015 #29
auntAgonist May 2015 #31
lovemydog May 2015 #33
Tipperary May 2015 #52
CrawlingChaos May 2015 #34
Tipperary May 2015 #53
MADem May 2015 #35
NJCher May 2015 #37
Tipperary May 2015 #47
fizzgig May 2015 #69
NJCher May 2015 #93
steve2470 May 2015 #38
greendog May 2015 #39
Tipperary May 2015 #48
Paper Roses May 2015 #42
Tipperary May 2015 #45
hifiguy May 2015 #43
Tipperary May 2015 #46
Aristus May 2015 #44
LiberalElite May 2015 #49
Avalux May 2015 #51
Tipperary May 2015 #54
qnr May 2015 #55
DamnYankeeInHouston May 2015 #56
TM99 May 2015 #57
UTUSN May 2015 #58
progressoid May 2015 #59
Codeine May 2015 #60
murielm99 May 2015 #61
mackerel May 2015 #62
Joe Shlabotnik May 2015 #63
gvstn May 2015 #64
Tipperary May 2015 #79
Socal31 May 2015 #66
KMOD May 2015 #67
Tipperary May 2015 #82
cyberswede May 2015 #68
Cassidy1 May 2015 #70
hobbit709 May 2015 #72
bigwillq May 2015 #73
frogmarch May 2015 #74
gvstn May 2015 #80
frogmarch May 2015 #81
Tipperary May 2015 #90
LWolf May 2015 #75
BarbaRosa May 2015 #76
TBF May 2015 #77
LostOne4Ever May 2015 #78
Tipperary May 2015 #83
riderinthestorm May 2015 #84
OldEurope May 2015 #85
Tipperary May 2015 #91
bikebloke May 2015 #88
Blue_In_AK May 2015 #89
Enthusiast May 2015 #92
Ahpook May 2015 #94
rurallib May 2015 #95
3catwoman3 May 2015 #96
Momgonepostal May 2015 #97
BainsBane May 2015 #98
Kali May 2015 #99
Pakhet May 2015 #100
applegrove May 2015 #101
OrwellwasRight Jun 2015 #103
CBGLuthier Jun 2015 #104
valerief Jun 2015 #105
nadine_mn Jun 2015 #106
Tipperary Jun 2015 #108
PeaceNikki Jun 2015 #107
B Calm Jun 2015 #109
Lady Freedom Returns Jun 2015 #110
sakabatou Jun 2015 #111
LanternWaste Jun 2015 #112
shenmue Jun 2015 #113
Agschmid Jun 2015 #114
Jamaal510 Jun 2015 #115
Islandurp Jun 2015 #116

Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 11:58 AM

1. I first heard it mentioned on the Rush Limbaugh show.

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Response to Throd (Reply #1)

Fri May 29, 2015, 12:16 PM

4. Now, THAT is funny.

 

I have lurked here for some time. I think I first heard the DU mentioned on Ed Shultz' radio show.

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Response to Throd (Reply #1)

Fri May 29, 2015, 03:43 PM

25. I did too.

A long time ago.

Thanks, Rush!

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 12:07 PM

2. The Horse brought me here

 

RIP Media Whores Online

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 12:15 PM

3. Top 10 Conservative Idiots

Someone used to crosspost it to the old seattle.general on usenet. Boy, does that seem long ago...

ETA: That used to be a favourite column on the old DU. Sadly defunct now.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #3)

Fri May 29, 2015, 12:19 PM

5. I only just realized how long the DU has been around.

 

Obviously I discovered it late. But it certainly looks to be an interesting time here!

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #3)

Fri May 29, 2015, 01:33 PM

18. i loved top ten conservative idiots

i miss it.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 12:22 PM

6. My nephew (RIP) gave me a head's up. n/t

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #6)

Fri May 29, 2015, 12:25 PM

7. Oh, I'm sorry to hear about your nephew.

 

But thanks for responding

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #7)

Fri May 29, 2015, 12:30 PM

8. Thank you. His handle was 5thGenDemocrat. He's on the DU Memorial Page

He was one of the original gang.

Welcome to DU.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #8)

Fri May 29, 2015, 01:14 PM

13. I didn't know about the memorial page.

 

I'm going to check that out if I can find it.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #13)

Fri May 29, 2015, 01:38 PM

20. Here you go. It's not easy to find unless you know where to look.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #20)

Fri May 29, 2015, 01:40 PM

22. Thank you for the link and the welcome.

 

I'm kind of stumbling around blindly.

Somehow I ended up in a gun forum, but I escaped unscathed.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #8)

Sat May 30, 2015, 04:47 PM

86. I went to his June party the last year he had it.

I was sad to hear of his passing.

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Response to LaurenG (Reply #86)

Sat May 30, 2015, 04:49 PM

87. Thank you, Lauren

It's heartening to know he's remembered.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 12:31 PM

9. Welcome to DU, Tipperary!



It was so long ago, I can't remember. Seriously, I was searching for anti-bush sites and found a link to DU.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #9)

Fri May 29, 2015, 01:15 PM

14. Thank you!

 

I appreciate the welcome.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 12:42 PM

10. Volunteers

Was doing some work with the local Dems in my area for the first time and a nice lady named Bev told me about it. Wrote it down on a piece of paper and I've been here since.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 12:50 PM

11. from my mom

she stopped posting years ago, but i'm still around. you won't usually catch me in gd, though.

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #11)

Fri May 29, 2015, 01:17 PM

15. I've sort of noticed that protective gear might be necessary in that particular forum.

 

Flame retardant suits perhaps.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #15)

Fri May 29, 2015, 01:35 PM

19. oh, and welcome to du!

i spend most of my time here in the lounge or in the groups. please make sure you check out the groups

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #19)

Fri May 29, 2015, 01:38 PM

21. Thank you.

 

I've begun exploring a little bit. There are a lot of groups here! I was tickled to see the loners group. I am kind of a loner irl, and it seems funny to have a "group of loners"!

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #15)

Fri May 29, 2015, 06:33 PM

36. Don't let that get you down

Or stop you from posting there if you feel like it.

Besides, getting insulted by the right people (depending on your perspective) can be a badge of honor.

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Response to CrawlingChaos (Reply #36)

Fri May 29, 2015, 08:16 PM

50. Thank you for that.

 

I'm not very confrontational, so most likely I will watch from the sidelines and post innocuous comments if at all.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 12:58 PM

12. I found DU in a Google search in March of 2004...

And I've been here ever since. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Tom_Foolery (Reply #12)

Fri May 29, 2015, 01:23 PM

17. Thank you!

 

I love your name btw.

My family has a running joke where we adopt new members into an extended family. Easy Grace, Private Parts, Major Infraction, General Principles, Black Jack, the Irish folks Patty O'Furniture and Tam O'Shanter, many others, and yes we have Tom Foolery. All of us have to approve before a new member is accepted.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #17)

Fri May 29, 2015, 04:28 PM

32. Every group must have a Tom Foolery...

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 01:21 PM

16. I saw a man with a sign advertising DU during the 2001 inauguration protests.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #16)

Fri May 29, 2015, 07:18 PM

40. I'm guessing that was Skinner ? nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #40)

Fri May 29, 2015, 07:19 PM

41. I think it was him or earlg.

 

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #40)

Sat May 30, 2015, 02:22 AM

65. It was Skinner and EarlG, holding up a banner with the name of the site on it.

They did that at the Today Show on the day that W became president in 2001...

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 01:57 PM

23. I came from CommonGroundCommonSense.com, when that disappeared...

I migrated here.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 02:20 PM

24. Stumbled on it by accident...

after moving from Los Angeles to Oklahoma in 2004.

I found myself in a red-state wasteland and was very depressed.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 03:45 PM

26. I think it was after China shot down our spy plane in 2002.

 

There was a Will Pitt piece about it, and somehow or another I got linked to DU. I don't remember where the link originally came from.

And I could be totally misremembering this

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #26)

Fri May 29, 2015, 04:11 PM

30. Interesting!

 

The place is well known for sure.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 03:46 PM

27. I found it in 2003 via a link from SMIRKINGCHIMP

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 03:49 PM

28. I came from Bartcop. He is on the memorial page too.

Gone but never forgotten.

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #28)

Sat May 30, 2015, 04:10 AM

71. That's how I got here too. I loved that site.

So, I followed a link on Bartcop back in '03. I only lurked/read here though until '04 when I got locked out during heavy traffic due to not having an account. I panicked and registered so I could get in, LOL.

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #28)

Sun May 31, 2015, 11:18 PM

102. +1

Started reading Bartcop in November '02, and found DU a couple months later...

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 03:55 PM

29. I found DU by

searching the internet for liberal forums.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 04:19 PM

31. I have thought about this for a bit and I have no clue as to how I found DU.

welcome.

aA

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 06:11 PM

33. From a friend.

I read here for about a year before joining.

I hope you enjoy it here Tipperary. Welcome here. Have fun!

Yes, definitely check out the groups. There's a lot of really cool people here.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #33)

Fri May 29, 2015, 08:19 PM

52. Thank you for the welcome!

 

My longtime lurking has made me aware that there are certainly some good people here.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 06:24 PM

34. Found it in 2006 (I think) from a Google search

Lurked for a long, long time before joining.

I've seen some shit.


Welcome Tipperary

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Response to CrawlingChaos (Reply #34)

Fri May 29, 2015, 08:20 PM

53. Thank you very much for the welcome!

 

This is a fun site from what I've seen. Full of drama earlier today, which was kind of sad/amusing all at once.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 06:26 PM

35. I found it two days after it was created.

I was bummed about the election theft.

I could not post much but I could read from my work.

Then, when I left my job, I lost my login details and had to begin anew a decade and then some ago.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 07:11 PM

37. googled it

Like Worried senior, I found it via a search engine, but the reason I was looking was that I was angry about bush stealing the election, so I teamed up with a lawyer from NYC and we commissioned buses to go to D.C. to protest. We did several protests, filling as many as 40 buses per protest.

I tried to go it alone in NJ, but there weren't enough people who got it here back at that time, so I had to combine forces w/NYC.

I was hoping to post here at DU about the buses, but it turned out we were overwhelmed with people who wanted to go, so I don't know if I even posted about it.

Been here ever since. By reading this forum, you will know what's happening way before anyone else does. I read GD, but rarely post there. I'm more a Lounge/Cooking & Baking/Gardening type of person. Discussions get heated, but I can't get too carried away with any of it. Live and let live, and whatever your opinion is, you're entitled to it--that's my take on it, anyway.


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #37)

Fri May 29, 2015, 08:08 PM

47. I have been reading here for some time.

 

I agree with you that frequently one learns about things quicker here than anywhere else!

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Response to NJCher (Reply #37)

Sat May 30, 2015, 03:31 AM

69. you're one of my favorite people here

and i am happy to know you

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #69)

Sun May 31, 2015, 05:08 PM

93. Likewise,

My dear fizzgig.


Cher

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 07:17 PM

38. My employer the Republican National Committee told me to sign up

!!!!! in case I need to!


No, I was searching for something political in October of 2004 and stumbled upon it. People didn't crucify me back then for asking ignorant questions (and boy was I ignorant of some things). I only got accused of being a troll once I think.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 07:17 PM

39. When SmirkingChimp went offline on 9/11/01, and the rest of the web was running real slow...

...I searched around and found DU.

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Response to greendog (Reply #39)

Fri May 29, 2015, 08:10 PM

48. You won't forget that date.

 

Never heard of SmirkingChimp but I was (and am) not really too knowledgeable about the internet.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 07:29 PM

42. Back in 2005 I heard a speech by Elizabeth Edwards during which she mentioned DU.

Checked it out, signed on, been here since. I may not post a lot but I pay attention.

Great folks here, welcome and have fun.

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Response to Paper Roses (Reply #42)

Fri May 29, 2015, 08:02 PM

45. Oh wow, that is a great way to have learned about the site.

 

I still have to remind myself that she's gone.

Thank you for the welcome.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 07:42 PM

43. A link on

 

SmirkingChimp.com in 2005.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #43)

Fri May 29, 2015, 08:03 PM

46. Thank you for the kind welcome!

 

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 07:55 PM

44. I was still bruised and dazed by the outcome of sElection 2000 and the inauguration.

I was surfing the net sometime in March, 2001, desperate to find someone who felt the way I did. I spent some time on a site called BushWatch, and one day, I saw the link for DU. I clicked on it, and have felt at home here ever since.

Welcome!

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 08:12 PM

49. I thought a friend told me about it but -

when I mentioned DU to her, she said she'd never heard of it. Guess I don't know how I found DU after all.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 08:18 PM

51. My ex was a member and recommended I check it out.

We weren't compatible for marriage, but get along famously when it comes to politics.

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Response to Avalux (Reply #51)

Fri May 29, 2015, 08:22 PM

54. Well that is funny. Because my exes and I never seemed to agree on politics.

 

Maybe one of them. Most were just not political in the least. It's frustrating when you have to PUSH someone to go vote.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 10:09 PM

55. In 2001 or so* I followed a link to Free Republic, saw what that was, and

saw them talking about Democratic Underground so I joined up.

* My profile says 2002, but I was actually a member from early 2001.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 10:14 PM

56. My ex showed it to me in 2003.

I lurked till I retired and had more time. It's my first and last news stop everyday. I miss the top conservative idiots lists almost as much as the DUzy Awards.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 10:39 PM

57. Bartcop in the early 2000's.

 

I had a membership back then, but never posted (too busy).

When dial-up became cable, I just never re-registered for many years. I lurked and read daily but didn't join until a few years ago. Being chronically ill, I sadly have more time these days to post plus I mostly work from home now anyway.

The change from DU1 to DU2 didn't seem that dramatic, but wow things have sure changed since DU3 went online.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 10:46 PM

58. Also Bartcop (rip) & Media Whores Online. Really, this place saved my life after Coup-2000 n/t

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 11:02 PM

59. I was searching for info on Depleted Uranium (DU)

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 11:34 PM

60. Another Bartcop person here.

 

Back in the old days an awful lot of us ended up here because of him.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 11:51 PM

61. My brother told me.

I think he found it through Bartcop. I started lurking in 2002, and joined a year later.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 12:21 AM

62. I found DU by accident, surfing the net, while taking care of my

very liberal, dying father. It was Obama's first election.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 12:25 AM

63. I woke up with a terrible hangover one day,

and after a shot of penicillin, got to know DU better and eventually came to love the occasional rashes and burning sensation when I pee.

Actually I think I stumbled across the top ten Conservative Idiots sometime around 2003, and found myself hooked on the whole site. But I didn't actually sign up until 2011 when I thought Occupy needed more discussion.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 12:28 AM

64. Welcome to DU.

I found it after seeing it disparaged as too liberal/left-wing on many of the big Democratic sites such as DailyKos and Americablog (used to be one of the main sites c.2000). lots of comments on those about how Du was the lunatic fringe.

So I stopped by and couldn't see anything fringe about it. Great Latest Breaking News section to get all the headlines and an easy to post Discussion forum to present your opinions. Over the years it has become the place where I spend a great deal of time just reading the discussions and getting some clarity and perspective on older events that I wasn't paying attention to at the time.

I hope you enjoy the forum.

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Response to gvstn (Reply #64)

Sat May 30, 2015, 12:57 PM

79. Thank you for the welcome!

 

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 02:27 AM

66. Ah yes, 2007.

Sigh.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 02:39 AM

67. I found it in the

 

yellow pages.

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Response to KMOD (Reply #67)

Sat May 30, 2015, 03:18 PM

82. I remember the yellow pages!

 

I wonder do they still exist?

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 03:23 AM

68. The legendary Plaid Adder

I know her from another online group, and years ago she wrote a regular DU column, so I came over to check it out & ended up staying.

I wish she still posted here.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/plaidder/

http://journals.democraticunderground.com/Plaid%20Adder

http://www.democraticunderground.com/~Plaid%20Adder

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 03:36 AM

70. I knew there was forum,

 

but could not think of the name. Can't remember where I heard it (news article?) but I googled something like forums democrat and there is was at the top of the list. I hate google as a big corporation, but they do make a good search engine.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 08:51 AM

72. From a now defunct website Bushflash.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 09:13 AM

73. In 2003, I Googled Howard Dean

 

and came across DU. Lurked for a bit and then registered in 2004. The rest is history.............

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 10:13 AM

74. About 10 years ago

I heard about DU from a poster named Britt at Websleuths (not Jameson’s Webbsleuths). Websleuths was, and is, a crime discussion website, and its main focus then was the Jonbenet Ramsey case. I was a BDI (Burke Did It) and Britt was a PDI (Patsy Did It). We got along fine anyway.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #74)

Sat May 30, 2015, 02:08 PM

80. O/T

So what's your final verdict--still BDI?

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Response to gvstn (Reply #80)

Sat May 30, 2015, 02:16 PM

81. Yes, and

I'm even more BDI now that I've read A. James Kolar's book about the case, Foreign Faction. Kolar was a leading investigator on the case.

http://www.amazon.com/Foreign-Faction-Really-Kidnapped-JonBenet/product-reviews/0984763201

HuffPo article:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/18/jonbenet-ramsey-case-jame_n_1687905.html

Sorry for the OT, everyone, especially to Tipperary. (Welcome to DU, Tipperary!)



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Response to frogmarch (Reply #81)

Sat May 30, 2015, 05:22 PM

90. Thank you for the welcome!

 

I'm afraid I do not know what any of those initials mean, but that is normal for me. I only recently learned "smh".

smh.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 11:41 AM

75. I accidentally wandered in

in 2002; I don't remember what I was looking for. Having lived my entire adult life in a Republican stronghold, it was refreshing. I read for awhile, and registered in early January in '03.

Ironically...

I was a moderate on this board at that time; there were so many who were MUCH further left than I...and, at the time, DU billed itself as a "left-wing" discussion board.

The "left wing" identification changed to "liberal" with the roll out of DU3, and the climate changed with the election of a Democratic President in '08.

These days, I'm not a moderate on DU. I'm the fringe, the "loony left." Yet my positions on issues and politics have not changed at all. Go figure.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 11:45 AM

76. I use to hang at a place called Turn Left,

but it was not well managed and after awhile the repugs polluted to point it was shut down. Did some searching and found BartCop which led me here. That was back in 2001.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 12:19 PM

77. I saw a list to the top 10 conservative idiots of the week

(the list EarlG used to do) on a music forum of all places. I had just signed up to volunteer for Obama here in Houston so it was good timing.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 12:34 PM

78. Bartcop

[font style="font-family:'Georgia','Baskerville Old Face','Helvetica',fantasy;" size=4 color=teal]Though i did not post till 2013, I had been lurking causually off and on for many many years.[/font]

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 03:20 PM

83. Thanks to all who have responded here. I think it is interesting all the different ways

 

that we found this place.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 04:27 PM

84. I followed Raindog here from Beliefnet.

 

hard to believe she's gone now and I'm still here. She was so excellent I was curious about this other board (DU) where she was bringing over excellent material to share on BN. After my first day here lurking, I simply never went back to BN.

RIP Raindog



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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 04:44 PM

85. I searched for information ...

... without Murdoch bias when Bush junior happend. German newspapers were not sufficient. Lurked in for several months until 9/11. Then I started posting to tell you about my commiseration and sympathy. But I do this (contributing) only once in a while, because I don't feel qualified: I'm German and I've never even visited your country. Also, my English is --(troublesome?)-- not good.
From time to time there are discussions about European politics or habits, and then I'm happy to contribute.

Greetings from Munich

:cheers:


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Response to OldEurope (Reply #85)

Sat May 30, 2015, 06:31 PM

91. Your English seems great to me!

 

I could not possibly write a post on a German website. I know a little bit of German, but not much. I've visited Munich and I love that city.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 05:07 PM

88. 2001

It was linked from some other site.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 05:12 PM

89. I was searching the Internet after the 2004 theft

and trying to figure out how Kerry lost. Searches ultimately brought me here, and I found the discussions interesting.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 02:02 AM

92. I completely forget how I discovered DU.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 05:29 PM

94. Oddly enough

I think it was Howard Stern that mentioned this site on his program. Sounded good to me

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 06:54 PM

95. suggested by a friend

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 08:55 PM

96. I established a very small left-leaning discussion board...

...President Obama's first campaign, and one of our members kept linking interesting threads from here.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 09:47 PM

97. I can't even remember...

but I was an early fan of the Top Ten Conservative Idiots.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:30 PM

98. From my mother

Yet one more thing to hold against her.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:39 PM

99. I got here via the Top 10 list.

I was on a small local forum and there was this bozo who really had the hots for Ann Coulter - I think he rode in an elevator with her once or something. anyway I was not into politics that much and hadn't had a tee vee in a long time, much less cable so I had no idea who she was. I was looking for critiques of her books and other perspectives. EarlG sucked me in.

Then Bob Boudelang. eventually I joined the discussion forums and have been here ever since.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:51 PM

100. I was working my second job at Krispy Kreme

and someone came in with a t-shirt on. I checked it out that next morning. This was early 2001, I think

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 11:11 PM

101. I was so angry at the glee and bad winners the GOP

were when Bush won re-election that I looked for an American discussion forum to join. I found an open discussion forum and was there for a while. GOP members there were just baiting the Democrats. They didn't have the issues behind them. They were un-curious. And so smug with their narratives on everything
I wanted to find a discussion forum where I would not have to deal with their propaganda and stereotypical theories on everyone they deem as keeping them away from lots and lots of money. They were not hard at all to shoot down. However I did not want to spend my time on them. Someone mentioned the DU and I joined 10 years ago. There is the odd troll but for the most part people here are like me: ready to fight the good fight and learn novel stuff along the way. I sometimes am really sensing in my observations. But I enjoy keeping up with the news. I was also traumatized by a psychopath messing with my life in many ways. So fighting the GOP and their machinations has been a way to put to good use all that I unfortunately had to learn in my own life. It has helped me transcend the trauma. It also gives me a casual community that makes me feel safe. All my life I have wanted to help make the world a better place for all. Fighting the GOP and their ideas is a first step to making sure humanity does not unlearn the lessons of the last 100 years. And that we connect to each other with clarity and humility.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 12:05 AM

103. My friend Frylock suggested it to me.

We were both so pissed about the stolen election, the Iraq war, black box voting, "Healthy Forests," "Clean Skies," the USA PATRIOT Act and pretty much every crazy ass lie told by the Bush administration.

I almost quit my first day though. I had never been on any kind of online forum before in my life, and I had some kind of misapprehension that the peeps posting were all insiders/experts, so I blurted out some question I had been dying to ask and was immediately called out for being a troll -- why else would a newbie dare to ask questions!!!! Anyway, after I got over non-welcoming welcome, I stuck around, mostly lurking, often reading SCE's Sunday LOLcats, and sometimes making a nuisance of myself in debates about guns, GMOs, trade, and NewDems. You'll find LBN is the best news aggregator on the web!

Welcome!

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 12:32 AM

104. I went to yahoo and turned left

I read a lot of news and even back in 2001 Yahoo news comments were a sewer so i sought somewhere else to read news that was not so polluted.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 12:46 AM

105. Someone told me about it during an antiwar roadside vigil. nt

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 07:30 AM

106. Stephanie Miller show n/t

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Response to nadine_mn (Reply #106)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 02:32 PM

108. Until I just read your post, I had forgotten I heard about the site on Stephanie's show as

 

well as on Ed Shultz. Is she still on?

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 02:03 PM

107. My mom - she was an OG from 2001.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 03:55 PM

109. I was on a MSN Democratic Board when DU first started up and it was the topic of the day!

 

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 04:02 PM

110. A teacher in Collage.

been hooked ever since.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 04:50 PM

111. I think it was on here

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 05:31 PM

112. Excerpts from Ask Auntie Pinko led me here in 2001 or 2002.

 

Excerpts from Ask Auntie Pinko Long defunct part of DU) led me here in 2001 or 2002.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 01:58 AM

113. I don't know

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 02:01 AM

114. My dad was one of the first members, and a DU1/2 moderator.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 03:33 AM

115. I Googled some anti-GOP terms out of boredom. eom

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 11:42 AM

116. 2012 election was going to be the first time I voted in anything.

So I was getting kind of excited and looked for the largest democrat forum and here I am.

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