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I've been a member of DU for over 14 years, but now it is time for me to check out. The glee people on this site took over bashing Gov Northam is too much. EW Jackson, VA's version of a RW troll is being respected and his options considered while the Gov who expanded medicare to 800,000 citizens of my state (including an adult son) is bashed over a 35-year old indiscretion. I see DU as being infected by RW trolls and ratfuckers while the admins are largely absent. See 2016 if you don't believe me. While Northam was being bashed, threads appeared bashing Harris (she took a hard stance against Franken) and Booker (he's corporate) and promoted people who will never be elected in America such as Gabbard and Sanders. Their indiscretions are ignored. For what reason? Their unelectability? The members here that aren't RW trolls or ratfuckers are attempting to achieve some type of purity that will never happen due to mankind's flawed nature. People ar human and prone to mistakes. The rhetorical tools that attack people such as HRC, Franken and Northam will be turned on people like Kamala Harris and Justin Fairfax. It is only a matter of time. I refuse to help the RW and the PURE destroy people and our party. DU was a noble idea, but is a tool on the internet being used to ruin the Democratic Party, suppress the vote, and destroy decent candidates. I won't take part in this crap any longer. To my couple of friends here, so long, it was nice chatting with you. You know how to reach me if you want.

Journal Archives

Request: I know you won't, but please consider bringing back the unrec.

I know there is a trash thread, but that's too passive for me.

We need a way to counter act the daily "bash Obama/Democrats," the "life is shit," and the "concise phrasing of each word is more important than the context" types of posts without kicking them or adding to their endless/pointless arguments.

Anyway, thanks for listening and keep up the good work.

D- Solutions for D- Problems

From Brian McFadden:

"Ted Cruz voting against Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week was his way of promoting Republican

Douchebag Awareness Month." - Frank Conniff on Twitter

TV's Frank is on a roll again.

Every assault weapon rampage should have PBS-like announcer: These deaths made possible by the

National Rifle Association. - Frank Conniff


When is a Monster Not a Monster?

"Lincoln City, Oregon, wanted a sculpture for its park on Devil’s Lake, something fun for a place popular with children. Heidi Erickson won the commission and began to work — and work and work. By the time she was finished in August 2012 her two-ton sculpture stood 13 feet tall and 18 feet long — four or five times bigger than Lincoln City had envisioned, according to Sandy Pfaff, director of the town’s Convention and Visitor Bureau. And it was a dragon.

The unexpectedly big dragon at Devil’s Lake gave Lincoln City an unexpected problem. Devil’s Lake had been given its name for a reason. According to legend, the lake was (and perhaps still is) the home of a terrifying monster, known for dragging native fishermen to their doom.

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, who carry some clout in Lincoln City, do not like the legend, according to Sandy. They feel that the tale could be misinterpreted as history, a metaphor for local savages performing human sacrifice, which the Confederated Tribes did not do.

And then Heidi Erickson unveiled her in-your-face dragon at Devil’s Lake."

Rest of the story and pics at:
Believe it or not, reasonable people worked things out to everyone's satisfaction.

Bloomberg's Food Rules

From Brian McFadden's "Big Fat Whale"

Tom Toles nails it today: Republicans on Gay Marriage

For a good Monday afternoon chuckle: Scholarship opportunities from the Koch Brothers

My son has been applying for scholarships lately and gets a lot of scholarship spam. This one came from Koch-funded group called the "Bill of Rights Institute."

"- Win up to $10,000 in The Fountainhead Essay Contest! All you need to do is read The Fountainhead and write 800 - 1600 words on one of three topics."


Marie Antoinette's Lilicoptère (Fancy Helicopter)


Folks that don't get art or fashion will really scratch there heads over this art exhibition

“Lilicoptère” is Lisbon-based artist Joana Vasconcelos’ interesting interpretation of what Marie Antoinette would ride in if she was alive today. Using Bell 47 helicopter as base, Vasconcelos lavishly decorated it with ostrich feathers and thousands of rhinestones (Swarovski crystals, gold leaf, industrial coating, dyed leather upholstery embossed with fine gold, Arraiolos rugs, walnut wood, wood grain painting, passementerie)."

More pics at
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