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Mon Jun 6, 2016, 02:49 PM

Official "Goodbye DU" post

I was going to wait till the 15th, but it is clear that the wolves are howling at the door and the DU I knew will be pretty much toast after tomorrow, regardless of the results in CA. Better to just start settling into a new home now (that would be JPR of course).

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Edit: JPR = Jackpine Radicals:

http://jackpineradicals.org/content.php

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Official "Goodbye DU" Post

1. We won't let the door hit us on the way out -- thanks for your concern.

2. We won't be returning while Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is the presumptive or actual Democratic nominee -- and perhaps not even after her inevitable fall. That should comfort many of you, which I guess just goes to show you were never really our friends.

3. We won't be voting for Trump, but have fun with that talking point.

4(a). We may not be voting for Hillary -- deal with it. If that means we were "never Democrats anyway", so be it (just ignore all our previous votes for Obama, Kerry, Gore, Clinton, et al.)

4(b). Oh, and Bernie Sanders and Ralph Nader are in fact two completely different people.

5. We're not magically going to disappear, nor are the many others who showed up to Sanders' rallies, phone banked for him, put up bumper stickers and/or lawn signs, or just honked at people standing on the corner with a Bernie sign. We will grow more numerous and more powerful, and we will eventually win. (And we will do so without throwing chairs.) You are on the wrong side of history.

6. Many, many of us are African American, women, Latino, elderly, LGBT, you name it. And some of us are young white males, not that there's anything wrong with it. Oh, and some of us are young independent millennial women with our own minds who don't choose a candidate based on who young men our age are supporting. Lol.

7. We leave sadly, not gleefully or spitefully. We sincerely wish more of you had not become so blind, deluded, jaded, fearful, peer-pressured, militant, or whatever it was that could cause you to support such a flawed individual or candidate for the Democratic Party nominee for President. For you, not for us.

8. Mostly, we leave because there's no use even talking to you anymore. We know you feel the same way about us. Call it irreconcilable differences.

(If I missed anything, please add it below.)

Well...

Bye!

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Reply Official "Goodbye DU" post (Original post)
Flying Squirrel Jun 2016 OP
LiberalElite Jun 2016 #1
grasswire Jun 2016 #2
Corruption Inc Jun 2016 #3
HubertHeaver Jun 2016 #12
AZ Progressive Jun 2016 #17
Enthusiast Jun 2016 #37
merrily Jun 2016 #52
brewens Jun 2016 #4
merrily Jun 2016 #53
djean111 Jun 2016 #5
Gregorian Jun 2016 #6
merrily Jun 2016 #54
rhett o rick Jun 2016 #7
DI Freighter Watcher Jun 2016 #8
Skink Jun 2016 #9
felix_numinous Jun 2016 #10
Jester Messiah Jun 2016 #11
Dyedinthewoolliberal Jun 2016 #13
Flying Squirrel Jun 2016 #15
Cobalt Violet Jun 2016 #14
mvd Jun 2016 #16
CobaltBlue Jun 2016 #18
Flying Squirrel Jun 2016 #20
captainsardonicus Jun 2016 #36
AikidoSoul Jun 2016 #19
restorefreedom Jun 2016 #21
Zorra Jun 2016 #22
noiretextatique Jun 2016 #23
Babel_17 Jun 2016 #24
Hiraeth Jun 2016 #25
slipslidingaway Jun 2016 #26
TreasonousBastard Jun 2016 #27
Silver_Witch Jun 2016 #29
TreasonousBastard Jun 2016 #30
trudyco Jun 2016 #32
Enthusiast Jun 2016 #38
chwaliszewski Jun 2016 #42
sandyshoes17 Jun 2016 #47
Silver_Witch Jun 2016 #43
nilram Jun 2016 #28
lonestarnot Jun 2016 #31
Binkie The Clown Jun 2016 #33
davidlynch Jun 2016 #34
LovingA2andMI Jun 2016 #35
jimlup Jun 2016 #39
davidpdx Jun 2016 #40
snooper2 Jun 2016 #45
Mary Mac Jun 2016 #41
snooper2 Jun 2016 #44
robbedvoter Jun 2016 #46
chervilant Jun 2016 #48
sangfroid Jun 2016 #49
LiberalEsto Jun 2016 #50
peacebird Jun 2016 #51
The Blue Flower Jun 2016 #55

Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 02:53 PM

1. K&r +1,000,000 nt

up

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 02:54 PM

2. Those who depart do so with honor.

We are instrumental in the beginning of a movement that is changing America. We are part of the future, while we resist the status quo that has kept so many Americans down.

Thank you for your thoughtful words.

(I wonder if Skinner is prepared for the declining revenue stream happening soon.)

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Response to Corruption Inc (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 03:37 PM

12. The admins from DU are able to read on those sites also.

I have to think this is the way DU admin wants it.

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 04:41 PM

17. Bullies are the foot soldiers of the status quo

Schoolyard bullies push kids to conform, and there are bullies that push people to stay within their own gender box, bullies that pressure people to stay in a religion, police bullies that oppress black people, and now political bullies that attempt to force neoliberalism and Republican ideas down our throats.

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Response to AZ Progressive (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 07:10 AM

37. Precisely.

It's impossible to deny or to ignore.

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 09:12 AM

52. I am not sure why they would want to. However, all posters did not use their DU names elsewhere/

For instance, MannyGoldstein needed more space and is now Manny Goldstein and marym625 went up in the world to Marym625. Others made much more drastic changes.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 02:58 PM

4. I won't be making this post. I plan to soldier on and make the movements presence known

wherever and whenever I can. I really think it was Bernie that would have given us the most pop in Congressional races. That might be the biggest consequence of having Hillary take the nomination.

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Response to brewens (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 09:14 AM

53. If Trump is the nominee, down ticket Democrats won't need much help.

Weirdest election of my life.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 03:00 PM

5. Pretty much sums it up, me too!

 

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 03:04 PM

6. Count me in, although I'm still here in body.

One thing I feel strongly about, as we organize and create a new alternative media in America- We ARE the Democratic party. Before we leave the party, we are going to stand and represent the same values that created the party. I will not abandon the party until it is declared dead, or taken over by the "others". I have to be careful here now since I'm walking on eggshells. One more alert, and I'm probably banned. Haha. I can only laugh. But inside I cry for those who are vulnerable. That's the part that the new dems have forgotten. America isn't about "ME".


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Response to Gregorian (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 09:15 AM

54. Wondering: at what point will you consider the Party to have been taken over?

It's been a long time since LBJ.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 03:09 PM

7. When I say you will be missed, I mean that those that stay will miss the chance to alert on you, to

 

lock and hide your posts, and threaten you with banning. If they wanted life without us, they had the Hillary Group, but many found that not satisfying enough. What fun it is to self-righteously push others around esp when you have the admins on you side. As far as the money stream, I don't think Skinner needs it. If he did, all he would have to do is get the hundreds of new recently joining Clinton supporters to pay up. Although, I have a hunch they will be gone also.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 03:10 PM

8. I will miss your posts

I too will make my exit, without a final word. Knowing that I will see you and many others at JPR is a positive thought. Moving can be difficult but sometimes you find you like your new place over what you left behind.
Peace!

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 03:22 PM

9. Where are we going to find another Flying squirrel

On such short notice

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 03:22 PM

10. Maybe we'll all meet elsewhere

on the net, who knows

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 03:24 PM

11. Yeah, I'm just about done with this cesspit.

 

Good fucking riddance to it.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 03:50 PM

13. JPR?

what is that?

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 03:54 PM

14. see you there!

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 04:35 PM

16. I'll see you over at JPR

I won't be posting much at DU. I could have some anti-Trump things to say here, but the vast majority of my time will be at JPR. I will follow the DU rules like I always have, and if that means moving over, I will do that. Now I have my doubts over whether Trump will even get through the GE. The guy has real mental issues. But I want to be able to criticize Hillary if I want to, and many of the same people I have been avoiding here will be around during the GE - minus many of the Sanders people. It will not be fun here.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 04:59 PM

18. Flying Squirrel—Take good care! (Q: What is ‘JPR’?)

 

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:21 AM

36. Jackpine Radicals!

See you there. Thanks for this amazingly clear and on-point summing up of what's happened at DU. I've been lurking since the early (quite dark) chimpy/cheney years, and found much comfort & insight here. No more. Of the Clinton supporters, you said: "You are on the wrong side of history." Yes.

Thanks and see you at Jackpine Radicals.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 05:07 PM

19. I will be joining you soon. I just donated $5,000 to another site

that is very diligent in monitoring its posts and being fair.

Today is the upteenth time that DU monitors have either hidden my post from the front page, or insured that it was locked, even though it was not me but another poster who went "over the top. Instead of deleting the "over the top" post....they simply locked my OP.

Not fair here anymore. It's been creeping into the site for years.

Have a good journey into places where truth and honesty have some meaning.

AikidoSoul

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 06:08 PM

21. see you in the nice place! nt

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 06:30 PM

22. We're going to make history at JPR.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 07:07 PM

23. see you there

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 11:50 PM

24. See you "over there"

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 12:04 AM

25. bye, Flying Squirrel

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 12:09 AM

26. See you there, signed up a few months ago. nt

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 12:33 AM

27. Ahh, the glorious sounds of sour grapes squishing into the floorboards...

So, what do you do if Hillary is actually the winner and you have no Bernie to work with?

Or, if Bernie actually gets the nod, will you come back to a relatively peaceful DU?

Some of us have stayed out of the braying nothingness that is the primary fighting. We will be satisfied to support the Democratic nominee against Trump, even if it is not our preferred candidate.

Life around here is quiet and peaceful without the Bernie, Hillary or GD-P groups, and those of us who don't hang out there don't feel stalked or abused.

Nothing will be decided here on the pages of DU, so why fight here? And when challenged foolishly, why answer the challenges?

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:08 AM

29. Your post is proof the bullying.

 

You refuse to engage except to post how silly we are to post.

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Response to Silver_Witch (Reply #29)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:09 AM

30. That's bullying?

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #30)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:43 AM

32. So sour grapes squished into the floor boards

Is just chitty chitty chat chat?

What's that stupid alert phrase about being hurtful... whatever.

JPR isn't just about Bernie. It's about bringing back the ideals of the old Democratic Party. Caring about people, the country, democracy, the environment and the World. And it's about standing up to corruption. Hypocrisy. Sell Outs. Du has changed dramatically from the Shrub years.

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Response to trudyco (Reply #32)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 07:14 AM

38. Huge +1!

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Response to trudyco (Reply #32)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 08:55 AM

42. +1

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Response to trudyco (Reply #32)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:38 PM

47. +1

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #30)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 10:09 AM

43. Yeap. Not surprised you don't recognize it!

 

[b

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 12:49 AM

28. Bernie Sanders and Ralph Nader are in fact two completely different people

Yes, it bears repeating, thanks

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:19 AM

31. Didn't know JPR had a website. Thanks.

 

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:08 AM

33. Look at any institution you care to name. The longer it goes on, the more corrupt it gets.

I, too, am on the verge of writing my letter of resignation from DU. There's no point in trying to promote the values that made the Democratic party great in the past. Now that it has been assimilated by the "Borg" that is our corporate overlords, there's probably no going back.

1972 posts is about as many as I care to bother with, so from here on out I'm going to sit on my front porch and watch the world go to hell in a hand basket, and just laugh my ass off at the absurdity of it all.

So long and thanks for all the fish.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:20 AM

34. I created an account at JPR for myself n/t

Last edited Tue Jun 7, 2016, 03:07 AM - Edit history (1)

See you all over there

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:40 AM

35. Absolutely Perfect....

As written. See ya over at JPR!

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 07:22 AM

39. I'm 98% in agreement

I won't be saying goodbye to DU. When I originally signed up I knew it (DU) wasn't an exact match for my political perspective but I generally support democratic candidates as a result of being an anti-Republican.

In this general I will only vote for Clinton IF my state is contested. Otherwise I will vote for the Green party candidate. If some over zealous Hillary supporter wants to alert on that statement then I'll proudly take the hide.

I live in Michigan and it has been blue for since the 90's so I don't expect it to suddenly go for the Dumpster. If something weird happens and it does then I'll hold my nose and vote Democratic for PROTUS.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 07:37 AM

40. I've decided I'm going to go out with a bang

I may do it tomorrow. I won't say how, except it will be worth watching.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #40)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 10:35 AM

45. Are you going to do it Walt Starr style!

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 07:48 AM

41. lots of gbcw posts.

Y'all can't remember but early in primary season DU was what jack line radicals and caucus 99 is now. Jus remember the real problem is the Republican Congress and if you concentrate your energies there since we'll your candidate was really no going to win after SC, we will all be grateful beyond all measure. Also vote for Judge Morgan or anyone but Edmunds in NC today. Vote in Midterms and special elections. And watch Person of Interest tonight.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 10:34 AM

44. Is JPR going to get a format change?

Like FR version 2.0 LOL

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:06 PM

46. From your low post count, you only came here to push BS anyway

Been here from the start. Seen many "movements" come and go and many good byes like this. Good luck to you!

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:30 PM

48. I might be right behind you.

I still visit DU for SCE and lolcats, for n2doc and great toons, and for a handful of DUers who consistently post OPs worth reading. My IL is now six pages long, and I STILL have to view puerile, abusive crap from Hi11ary fans.

I'm almost done, and I've been here for better than ten years.

SMDH...

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:10 PM

49. Out bloody standing

 

See you on the other side.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 08:57 AM

50. And some of us are female senior citizens nt

 

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 09:03 AM

51. Some of us are older women, like me. A solid D voter for 41 years! See you over at JPR!

Might be time to give them another donation! Oh, and when I am here I make sure to turn AdBlock ON. Starve the beast as it were, LOL!

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 10:44 AM

55. You speak for me as well.

DU has lashed itself to the mast of a sinking ship. The attitude of the HRC supporters guarantees I won't be able to stand to watch it unfold. I've been attached to this site and the people on it for a long time.

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