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Dem2theMax

(9,665 posts)
36. That was an absolutely wonderful read.
Fri Mar 13, 2020, 02:32 AM
Mar 2020

And I truly could picture DU as a town, the kind you never want to stray too far from. You always want to know the locals, the best place to hang out. You call it home.

I've never found another place like this. I don't bother looking anymore. This is home.

I'm not feeling well, and it finally stopped raining long enough for me to go outside and take a walk. And while I was on that walk, I was thinking of how lucky we all are to have each other to turn to, especially right now.

I live alone. I have no family. They have all passed away. Yet I never feel alone, because I know everyone is here.

I can come on here and participate as much as I want. I can read and educate myself. I can laugh, I can cry, I learn. This is home.

Three guys came up with a wonderful idea and turned it into a reality. I wandered in here in 2004, and I've never left. DU educates, it opens our minds and our hearts. It takes us on trips to places we never thought we could see, through the eyes of those who live in different countries.

We support each other through the tragedies of life. And we celebrate each other's good fortunes.

We are the luckiest group of people on the internet.
This is home.

This has been the only place for me... pat_k Mar 2020 #1
I've never seen any, my dear nolabear... CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2020 #2
And I think if you and some others as real friends. nolabear Mar 2020 #14
Back atcha, dear girl..........most def! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2020 #16
No, DU was one of the highest hit politics only sites in 2016. Hannity.com, politicaljack.com, and uponit7771 Mar 2020 #3
DU does help keep me sane SCantiGOP Mar 2020 #4
Awwww...that's sad but sweet. I have a FB friend I still post to nolabear Mar 2020 #13
None as efficient Renew Deal Mar 2020 #5
I think there are no other sites like DU lunatica Mar 2020 #6
Not for me. I love DU. I've dabbed at Kos and Reddit, but I get bored there. Maru Kitteh Mar 2020 #7
Balloonjuice for me JackintheGreen Mar 2020 #8
Never heard of it! Sounds interesting. nolabear Mar 2020 #15
jackaltariat doesn't bring up anything when I google Sugarcoated Mar 2020 #21
Balloon Juice Celerity Mar 2020 #42
DailyKos used to be great. bamagal62 Mar 2020 #9
smirkingchimp.com, but I came here from there because I found its redesign annoying tblue37 Mar 2020 #10
Booman Tribune was great. Now it is Progress Pond, and though it still has some tblue37 Mar 2020 #11
This is the most organized progressive site that I could find. Blue_true Mar 2020 #12
I have no idea if there are any other sites like DU, but I doubt it. scarletwoman Mar 2020 #17
I read a few other specialised interest forums canetoad Mar 2020 #18
Nope. Not for me. I don't do social media. GulfCoast66 Mar 2020 #19
Can't answer your question because once I found DU, I never looked for Totally Tunsie Mar 2020 #20
I've looked but not found any as good as this relayerbob Mar 2020 #22
None for me Sugarcoated Mar 2020 #23
It's a very good question. Do we make one or ask for one? nolabear Mar 2020 #26
There's a DU Facebook page Sugarcoated Mar 2020 #33
I first wrote this almost 13 years ago, and in many ways, I feel it is still applicable A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #24
Oh that's lovely! I can't believe I haven't seen it before. nolabear Mar 2020 #27
That was an absolutely wonderful read. Dem2theMax Mar 2020 #36
I'm glad you enjoyed it. A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #38
Thank you for the information! Dem2theMax Mar 2020 #40
There is grantcart Mar 2020 #25
... nolabear Mar 2020 #28
DU is the only place for me quickesst Mar 2020 #29
If there were, we wouldn't all still be here. herding cats Mar 2020 #30
There was. Grasswire2 Mar 2020 #31
Check out this one: The Discussionist. KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2020 #32
Last time I was there it was a RW cesspool Sugarcoated Mar 2020 #34
Yes, I think it's supposed to be open to anyone so.... KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2020 #35
Discussionist was formed by the administrators of Democratic Underground. A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #39
Thank you, I will take a second look.... KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2020 #41
I belong to a couple groups on 'Delphi Forums' left-of-center2012 Mar 2020 #37
PolitialCrossfire forum existed for years, and way better as it allowed all political beachbumbob Mar 2020 #43
another like this?? onethatcares Mar 2020 #44
LOL--no. Not even jokingly. And especially not now! nolabear Mar 2020 #48
I appreciate DU Kitchari Mar 2020 #45
I haven't found one. I like to post on HuffPo, though, because it's fun to interact with Vinca Mar 2020 #46
I don't know malaise Mar 2020 #47
There's kos. Great site. They banned me for telling the truth... NNadir Mar 2020 #49
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