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Tue May 31, 2016, 12:45 PM

How Bernie Supporters Can Survive DU These Days

First, take a deep breath, then laugh and smile a lot. I cannot recommend this course highly enough.

In my view, the current group of posters is the most unintentionally funny group of posters DU has had for as long as I have been reading DU. You may as well enjoy.

Second, bear in mind that this has been a campaign of false flag operations. http://jackpineradicals.org/showthread.php?11573-The-Sit-Down-and-Shut-Up-Award-and-Other-Realities

That someone posts something does not mean he, she or it believes it. Also, no one is being paid to concede any points to you.

Third, do not care what other posters think of you. It's irrelevant and, again, no one is being paid to agree with you or to admire your posting skills.

Fourth, take a deep breath, then laugh and smile a lot.

I guaranty that these simple steps will improve your posting experience here and may even improve your blood pressure and general health. (I firmly believe laughter is healthy. In any event, it's fun.)

Remember, posting is supposed to be a pleasant pastime.


ETA: I forgot one: Even if you were raised to "speak when you're spoken to," you REALLY don't need to answer every post. At some point, it becomes obvious that nothing productive, even another smile, is going to come out of the exchanges you've been having. At that point, with or without bidding that fellow DUer a good day or evening, just move on.





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merrily May 2016 OP
LiberalArkie May 2016 #1
merrily May 2016 #2
LiberalArkie May 2016 #3
Manifestor_of_Light Jun 2016 #20
merrily Jun 2016 #19
VulgarPoet Jun 2016 #38
merrily Jun 2016 #39
VulgarPoet Jun 2016 #40
merrily Jun 2016 #41
VulgarPoet Jun 2016 #42
merrily Jun 2016 #43
VulgarPoet Jun 2016 #44
merrily Jun 2016 #45
TonyPDX Jun 2016 #26
hootinholler May 2016 #4
merrily May 2016 #5
Name removed May 2016 #9
jillan May 2016 #6
merrily May 2016 #10
jillan Jun 2016 #11
Paka May 2016 #7
merrily Jun 2016 #13
Dont call me Shirley May 2016 #8
JDPriestly Jun 2016 #12
merrily Jun 2016 #14
rhett o rick Jun 2016 #15
merrily Jun 2016 #17
stage left Jun 2016 #16
merrily Jun 2016 #18
stage left Jun 2016 #24
merrily Jun 2016 #28
imari362 Jun 2016 #21
merrily Jun 2016 #22
imari362 Jun 2016 #23
LiberalElite Jun 2016 #25
Feathery Scout Jun 2016 #27
merrily Jun 2016 #29
Feathery Scout Jun 2016 #33
merrily Jun 2016 #36
pengu Jun 2016 #31
pengu Jun 2016 #30
eraofoperation Jun 2016 #32
merrily Jun 2016 #34
tularetom Jun 2016 #35
merrily Jun 2016 #37

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #1)

Tue May 31, 2016, 12:59 PM

2. Alcohol gives me a headache almost as soon as it touches my lips.

Pot gives me an even worse headache.

Maybe that's why I've learned to laugh a lot while totally sober?

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 03:39 PM

20. In Texas the bars are closed on Election Day.

Gotta do your drinking at home.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 03:11 PM

19. P.S.

&index=7&list=PLz3FGCh7tbOo6K4pRhMS_lofNhkwv5BYw

Verse 1
They say I'm crazy, got no sense,
But I don't care.
They may or may not mean offence,
But I don't care;
You see I'm sort of independent,
Of a clever race descendent,
My star is on the ascendant,
That's why I don't care.

Chorus 1
I don't care,
I don't care,
What they may think of me.
I'm happy go lucky,
Men say I am plucky,
So jolly and care free.
I don't care,
I don't care,
If I do get the mean and stony stare.
If I'm never successful,
It won't be distressful,
'Cos I don't care.

Verse 2
Some people say I think I'm it,
But I don't care,
They say they don't like me a bit,
But I don't care;
'Cos my good nature effervescing,
Is one, there is no distressing,
My spirit there is no oppressing,
Just 'cos I don't care.

Chorus 2
I don't care,
I don't care,
If people don't like me,
I'll try to outlive it,
I know I'll forgive it,
And live contentedly.
I don't care,
I don't care,
If people do not try to treat me fair.
There is naught can amaze me,
Dislike cannot daze me,
'Cos I don't care.

Verse 3
If I call on a friend and she's "not in,"
Why, I don't care,
I simply discover I need some pins,
'Cos I don't care;
Her feeble slight does but amuse me,
Nothing like it could induce me,
To hand it back none could induce me,
Just 'cos I don't care.

Chorus 3
I don't care,
I don't care,
If she did mean to snub.
I'm feeling so jolly,
T'would be simple folly
To even feel the rub.
I don't care,
I don't care,
If I do call on her
And she's not there.
If she can't say "Hello,"
She's not a good fellow,
And I don't care.

Verse 4
They say my hair's in silly style,
But I don't care,
They but amuse me all the while,
"Cos I don't care;
You see my hair with me's a fixture,
And it's color's not a mixture,
When they call me living picture,
Surely I don't care.

Chorus 4
I don't care,
I don't care,
If my hair is not dressed swell;
I've got no kick coming -
It's vastly becoming,
And suits my face so well;
I don't care,
I don't care,
I know that style like mine
Is mighty rare.
So no one can "Phase" me,
By calling me "Crazy,"
'Cos I don't care.

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Response to merrily (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 12:54 PM

38. For those of us who aren't fossils... (<3)



[Verse 1]
Say my name, and his in the same breath
I dare you to say they taste the same
Let the leaves fall off in the summer
And let December glow in flames
Erase myself and let go
Start it over again in Mexico
These friends, they don't love you
They just love the hotel suites, now

[Chorus]
I don't care what you think
As long as it's about me
The best of us can find happiness, in misery
I don't care what you think
As long as it's about me
The best of us can find happiness, in misery

[Verse 2]
Oh, take a chance, let your body get a tolerance
I'm not a chance, but a heat wave in your pants
Pull a breath like another cigarette
Pawn shop heart trading up, said no
I'm the oracle in my chest
Let the guitar scream like a fascist
Sweat it out, shut your mouth
Free love on the streets, but
In the alley it ain't that cheap now

[Chorus]
I don't care what you think
As long as it's about me
The best of us can find happiness, in misery
I don't care what you think
As long as it's about me
The best of us can find happiness, in misery

[Bridge]
Said-a, I don't care just a-what you think
As long as it's about me, you said-a
I don't care just what you think
As long as it's about me, you said-a
I don't care (I don't care)
You said I don't care (I don't care)
Said I don't care, I don't care
I don't care (I don't care), I said-a, I don't care

[Chorus]
I don't care what you think
As long as it's about me
The best of us can find happiness, in misery
I don't care what you think
As long as it's about me
The best of us can find happiness, in misery

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Response to VulgarPoet (Reply #38)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 12:58 PM

39. Thanks! It's not about age.

I doubt anyone old enough to remember vaudeville is still alive, let alone using a computer to post from youtube.

But exposure to a variety of music--all the arts--is good, I think.

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Response to merrily (Reply #39)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 12:59 PM

40. True.

Only time I dip into coffers of music that old is when I'm looking for something to sample, to be fair-- we're headed back into the Roaring 20's, so I figure electro-swing will suit the mood.

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Response to VulgarPoet (Reply #40)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:10 PM

41. The lyrics fit my meaning for this board to absolute perfection, too.

This one is a Charleston, I believe, recorded in 1922, so Roaring Twenties.

I just wish the sound quality were better.

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Response to merrily (Reply #41)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:17 PM

42. Ooh! I might have to play with this a little bit then.

Perfect timeframe.

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Response to VulgarPoet (Reply #42)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:28 PM

43. And you're not even a fossil!



Have fun with it.

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Response to merrily (Reply #43)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:30 PM

44. Tch, I walked into that one.

But that's the plan-- something tells me by Friday, I'll need the more than welcome distraction.

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Response to VulgarPoet (Reply #44)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:39 PM

45. Don't mind me. I just can never resist. Planning a distraction is smart.

Or, as some say in Boston, smahht.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 09:19 AM

26. I'm way ahead of you. :) n/t

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Response to merrily (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 01:23 PM

4. Once I realized it is like performance art

I kinda started enjoying it.

I'm looking forward to the tears of rage also.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #4)

Tue May 31, 2016, 01:25 PM

5. I don't know if it's art, but it's sure performance.

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Response to merrily (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 03:59 PM

6. I should have taken a deep breath and read your post first - but -

at the same time what I posted needed to be said.

In the words of Bernie "Enough already!"

You are a gem merrily! You have made this group so much brighter.

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Response to merrily (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:04 AM

11. Aw Thanks!!!

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Response to merrily (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 06:59 PM

7. All good advice.

Thanks merrily for your great posts, both here and at JPR.

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Response to Paka (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 01:15 AM

13. Thank you so much! Glad you enjoy them!

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Response to merrily (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 07:03 PM

8. Great advice, merrily. And stay out of GDPee...unless you have a crazy sense of humor...

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Response to merrily (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:25 AM

12. Excellent advice. Thanks.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 01:19 AM

14. You're most welcome! Thank you for your many wonderful, thoughtful posts.

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Response to merrily (Original post)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 02:53 PM

15. I agree with all you wrote but would like to add, it's so much better when you put

 

them all on ignore. I have about 80 including about 4 zombies (Clinton posters with less than 100 posts and no star) per day. They just keep coming.

They have never wanted to speak to issues so why I ever bother to fence with them I don't know. And the condescension is laughable.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 03:03 PM

17. I finally put a ton on ignore, but discovered that it interferes with searching DU.

I wish there were a feature that allowed me to take everyone off ignore with one click, then restore them all to ignore after I've completed the search.

There were posts I knew I'd seen, but then could not find when I searched for them. Turned out that is because people I don't ignore were either reply to the ignored poster or being replied to by the ignored poster. Maybe it's both--I didn't notice. So, let's say I ignored Poster Y, and I am looking for something you posted. If you posted it during a conversation you had with Poster Y, I might not be able to find your post.

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Response to merrily (Original post)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 03:02 PM

16. K&R

It's just words on a screen. But I stay out of GDP unless I'm dragged in there to jurify.

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Response to stage left (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 03:06 PM

18. I once had to jury a post by a poster I had on ignore in a forum I'd trashed.

That was frustrating. Made me give up trashing forums.

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Response to merrily (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 10:19 PM

24. Most of the juries I've been on lately

are the result of frivolous alerts.

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Response to stage left (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 09:23 AM

28. That has been my experience as well. And, while I have seen them from both "sides," I have seen

many more targeting Bernie supporters than Hillary supporters, which is odd given that, until recently, Bernie supporters were a clear majority.

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Response to merrily (Original post)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 04:23 PM

21. Hi, there....

I once told you a few months back that "you gave me my laugh of the day"....your response to someone.

I look forward to my laughs for the day every time I get on political sites...some places/posters get so funny, I laugh so hard I can't breathe.

My motto, on an offline in life......

Do You....

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Response to imari362 (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 04:26 PM

22. Hi. I flat out adore when people say a post of mine made them laugh.

I do do me. I would not know how to do anyone else.

Er, wait a minute. That doesn't seem right.

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Response to merrily (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 04:30 PM

23. .....

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Response to merrily (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 09:13 AM

25. Kicking nt

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Response to merrily (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 09:22 AM

27. Deleted



Deleted

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Response to Feathery Scout (Reply #27)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 09:30 AM

29. Welcome to DU. Please read the statement of purpose of this group.

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Response to merrily (Reply #29)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 09:44 AM

33. Thank You for the Welcome.


I read the statement of purpose and I did not realize that this was a Safe Haven and not a Forum.


I apologize. I will not return.

I will delete the text of my prior post as I now feel it is inappropriate.

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Response to Feathery Scout (Reply #33)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 09:49 AM

36. I did not feel your prior post needed deletion or I would have requested deletion.

However, I am fine either way. It's your post.

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Response to Feathery Scout (Reply #27)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 09:38 AM

31. A lot of us aren't interested in unifying with people that have been kicking us in the teeth

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Response to merrily (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 09:37 AM

30. The most important thing to remember is they're arguing dishonestly by design

They're not interested in discussing issues or having a good faith argument. They're either being paid to spin or are repeating the talking points pushed down by those paid to spin. It Frank Luntz or even Karl Rove style messaging.

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Response to merrily (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 09:41 AM

32. just breathe

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Response to eraofoperation (Reply #32)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 09:46 AM

34. Thank you for that video. I breathe fine, especially when I have no need to hold my nose.

There is real life and then there are message boards, social media, etc.

I am asking for fundamental fairness, or at least clarity, on a message board. That does not interfere with my oxygenation IRL or anything else IRL. But I am always happy to hear Sanders speak, so, again, thank you for posting.

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Response to merrily (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 09:46 AM

35. I'm trying to taper off

For a couple reasons.

First, real life has intervened and I don't have as much time to post, browse or surf.

Second, I find myself wanting to post things just to piss people off.

I think its time for me to take a break. I'm a member over at JPR but my browser doesn't like the site so I don't spend much time there. I hear that they have come out with 2.0 so hopefully things will improve.

I'll keep an eye on events and if the temptation to gloat becomes irresistable I'll just go outside and play with the dogs.

And I need to find out what is the minimum I can pay here to avoid seeing them stupid ads.

Your post is right on. I'm working on my own coping strategy.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #35)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 09:54 AM

37. I freely admit that I am the worst at many things, including interacting with software.

However, I stick to posting, editing and deleting, both here and at JPR and I seem to do fine with those functions on both boards. I am, however, looking forward to 2.0

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