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Tree Lady

(11,633 posts)
Sat May 25, 2024, 11:14 AM May 25

20 years ago today I found this safe space [View all]

I was working on the John Kerry campaign in the bay area, doing voter registration and out of state trips with the Sierra Club. I always voted but after Gore lost and 9-11 and reading Richard Clarke's book I knew I had to get involved.

In May 20 years ago I found a link to this site in Michael Moore's website. We used to watch his movies and I have watched Bill Maher since he was on ABC, so I know how much he has changed....but that's another story.

During that year a bunch of us met at a bar in SF because Will Pitt came from DC. It was great to see everyone. We should have a big BBQ some summer, be better than a class reunion.

As you can see by my low post count after all these years I mostly read and have learned a lot from you all. I tend to stay out of fights and not give my true opinion sometimes. It's too easy to say things then regret it online.

I changed my name when we could few years back because 20 years ago you could use your real name online.

This is the place I can be myself politically. My grown girls have asked me not to talk politics. My husband hates the country now, he started out helping me and going to meetings and now few days ago was first time in our 25 years he refused to vote. Yes we had argument over that. I watched him just like Bill Maher let covid, Trump, and a lack of holding anyone accountable cause them to look at our country with disgust.

Were any of you here the day after John lost? We started a thread where we all posted our real names and said we weren't afraid and that we would continue the fight.

So thank you for being here no matter how tough it gets. I sure hope Joe wins again because I don't think I can take another day after election when we lose from the worst human being ever.

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Recommended! H2O Man May 25 #1
I don't remember how I stumbled onto DU MOMFUDSKI May 25 #2
Sad but true. Arne May 25 #3
Thanks I love trees Tree Lady May 25 #5
There's a white pointsetia(sp) at the door. Arne May 25 #7
Hopefully you have more of a green Tree Lady May 25 #8
I do not. Arne May 25 #9
I've been here since October, 2001. Aristus May 25 #4
I felt the same way Tree Lady May 25 #6
I confess to doing the same with Covid. That's why I used to hang out at the Herman Cain Award Reddit. Crunchy Frog May 25 #16
As I recall, DENVERPOPS May 25 #18
Mike Pence openly and publicly got the vaccine. Aristus May 25 #19
I am so glad you came here, and so glad you stayed. I remember the Kerry thread very well... Hekate May 25 #10
The HWBush/Cheney/Rumsfeld CABAL DENVERPOPS May 25 #22
Thank you Tree Lady May 25 #26
It's a safe space as long as you conform to American standards. Marcus IM May 25 #11
I understand Tree Lady May 25 #27
I was here Scully May 25 #12
Lol Of course I meant compared to most Tree Lady May 25 #28
Not here then, but I invested a lot of my time and soul into Kerry's campaign. I think he was surging when Bin Laden Silent Type May 25 #13
Get that I cried when Kerry lost Tree Lady May 25 #30
i voted for kerry / edwards and i still have my kerry/ edwards fan, sign. somone in my apartment complex AllaN01Bear May 25 #14
I forgot about Edwards Tree Lady May 25 #31
You don't have a low post count. It's in line with your posting with care and intention, and Crunchy Frog May 25 #15
Thanks for saying that Tree Lady May 25 #32
Thanks for being here. Mr.Bill May 25 #17
Thank you Tree Lady May 25 #33
I was here wryter2000 May 25 #20
Time flies faster and faster Tree Lady May 25 #34
Congrats malaise May 25 #21
I came here the summer of 2001 Maeve May 25 #23
I came a year later at the urging of a friend. I did check some other places she mentioned... Hekate May 25 #24
The net wasn't a very nice place back then Warpy May 25 #25
I joined about two weeks after the Kerry "defeat." planetc May 25 #29
I love those to Tree Lady May 25 #38
I have also been here for 20 years LetMyPeopleVote May 25 #35
Thank you! Tree Lady May 25 #39
Welcome 🙏 surfered May 25 #36
To the conversation surfered May 25 #37
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