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Tue Mar 19, 2024, 10:45 AM Mar 2024

Today marks my 20th year in D.U. [View all]

Today marks my 20th year in D.U.
And even though I didn't post ever day I read everyday for now my 20th year.
I've lived through so much. My first history lesson was with my Dad at a young age asking him about Barry Goldwater as the neighbors had his sign.
My dad thought Barry Goldwater was bad can't imagine what he would say about trump!
Anyway my dad formed my way of thinking and was a hardworking laborer in a factory.
After his death my political interests grew and I read everything and stayed close to my roots.
I've voted a straight Democratic ticket since I first voted Gerald Ford.
After my high school years I became more active and worked on helping with local campaigns.
I worked the local polls and supporting local democrats.
I've been a memeber of this group for 20 years today.
I've read here everyday for 20 years. And in between I read every Democratic blog going. I read every author I loved. I loved Bartcop!!!!!
And Wrapped in the flag was one of my favorite books. Besides Sherrod Browns and his love of Ohio.
After the Bush Cheney era I thought America had turned into something I had never seen. I was pretty disheartened.
Since that time I've lived in fear of someone far worse, and the whole Republican Party, more corrupt than ever. Donald Trump belongs right with Rush Limbaugh. I wake up every day and he's still alive. I watched my state of Ohio go from blue to as red as it's ever been, this has been so heartbreaking for me. I am still active in my party and I'm just a hair away from being code pink! I'm hated by most people in my town. And they hate my letters in my local paper. There is only one person on the Ohio ballot worth voting for and that being Sherrod Brown.
I'm still the same diehard Democrat I was 20 years ago just more heartbroken. But thanks to DU. I've had a place full of people who think just like me and give me hope to get up every day. This is the strongest Democratic group on the whole Internet. We always fight the evil with our tongues and minds. Sometimes I have a hard time believing that it's been 20 years of the Republicans, constant corruption, and very few of them pay for it.
Thanks for keeping me alive.

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Today marks my 20th year in D.U. [View all] samplegirl Mar 2024 OP
Congratulations 🎉🎈 underpants Mar 2024 #1
Congratulations! 2naSalit Mar 2024 #2
Congratulations, samplegirl! Aristus Mar 2024 #3
Thank you samplegirl Mar 2024 #5
Congrats! kentuck Mar 2024 #4
I always read your posts samplegirl Mar 2024 #7
'Happy to congratulate you and happy you are here! hlthe2b Mar 2024 #6
Thank you! samplegirl Mar 2024 #8
K&R spanone Mar 2024 #9
Happy 20th DU anniversary! Great post on your livetohike Mar 2024 #10
So you remember samplegirl Mar 2024 #11
LOL on FR!! I remember most of the crazy stuff and the livetohike Mar 2024 #13
Congrats Ohio Joe Mar 2024 #12
Ty samplegirl Mar 2024 #14
💐🫶🏽💐 blm Mar 2024 #15
congrats! I'll be joining the 20 year club on April 14. NewHendoLib Mar 2024 #16
Good for you! samplegirl Mar 2024 #47
Happy 20th. Anniversary! sinkingfeeling Mar 2024 #17
Going to the polls today samplegirl Mar 2024 #20
Ty samplegirl Mar 2024 #44
Congrats. CrispyQ Mar 2024 #18
Thank you samplegirl Mar 2024 #45
Congrats! Solly Mack Mar 2024 #19
Thank Solly samplegirl Mar 2024 #46
Congratulations LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2024 #21
Congratulations! MLAA Mar 2024 #22
Congratulations! I, for one, am very glad you are here. LoisB Mar 2024 #23
Thanks you samplegirl Mar 2024 #48
His loss LoisB Mar 2024 #56
Congratulations! This place, all the wonderful people in it, has been a niyad Mar 2024 #24
Thanks Niyad samplegirl Mar 2024 #50
Happy 20th! AwakeAtLast Mar 2024 #25
Many of us here samplegirl Mar 2024 #51
Thanks for being you. Eko Mar 2024 #26
So sweet samplegirl Mar 2024 #52
((20)) Congrats on your milestone and keeping your eyes on the prize. Deuxcents Mar 2024 #27
Thanks L samplegirl Mar 2024 #53
Congratulations Emile Mar 2024 #28
Ty samplegirl Mar 2024 #54
Congratulations on 20 years! pandr32 Mar 2024 #29
Ty samplegirl Mar 2024 #55
Mazel Tov on the 20 years - TBF Mar 2024 #30
Congrats! Hang in there. I'm in the same category, so completely get it judesedit Mar 2024 #31
Dewine helped samplegirl Mar 2024 #57
Happy Anniversary! PatSeg Mar 2024 #32
I hope you are righ samplegirl Mar 2024 #59
Hard to believe it has been 20 years already PatSeg Mar 2024 #74
Unfortunately, Pat, all the same people in my area left years ago samplegirl Mar 2024 #78
Oh, that is so sad PatSeg Mar 2024 #79
You are part of what makes this such a great community. Prairie_Seagull Mar 2024 #33
Thank you samplegirl Mar 2024 #60
Congrats malaise Mar 2024 #34
Thank you for all your posts samplegirl Mar 2024 #61
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww malaise Mar 2024 #77
I agree with your assessment. sellitman Mar 2024 #35
I'm on the slippery slope samplegirl Mar 2024 #62
Congrats for sticking around and helping to form the character of this place. lark Mar 2024 #36
We all need to justify samplegirl Mar 2024 #63
Congratulations samplegirl!!👏👏 lucca18 Mar 2024 #37
I feel like a injured child samplegirl Mar 2024 #64
Had to look mine up...Jun 25, 2003 hibbing Mar 2024 #38
My neighbor two doors up samplegirl Mar 2024 #65
Recommended! H2O Man Mar 2024 #39
Kudos! bif Mar 2024 #40
K&R William769 Mar 2024 #41
What a great community.. Permanut Mar 2024 #42
Thanks samplegirl Mar 2024 #66
That was a jolt jumptheshadow Mar 2024 #43
Oh the stuff you can learn samplegirl Mar 2024 #68
CONGRATULATIONS!! Where does the time go? I passed my 20th year milestone last Nov. Fla Dem Mar 2024 #49
Happy DU-Day, Samplegirl! 🎉🎉🎉 Hekate Mar 2024 #58
Happy Anniversary, samplegirl! Diamond_Dog Mar 2024 #67
Thank you samplegirl Mar 2024 #70
We just got back from voting Diamond_Dog Mar 2024 #72
Congratulations! My dad was a lot like yours! He hated Goldwater like we hate sf. mobeau69 Mar 2024 #69
Goldwater was a true moderate samplegirl Mar 2024 #71
I'd say conservative but not a traitor. The gop has devolved into insanity. mobeau69 Mar 2024 #73
Congratulations! bluesbassman Mar 2024 #75
eggscllent. du has kept me insane since the al gore gaffe. AllaN01Bear Mar 2024 #76
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