# General Discussion

Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# For my 10,000th post, I feel like I should be saying something profound.

As the number was approaching, I have been trying to come up with the right ideas but have not found anything earth shattering or that hadn't been said before by others.

What I can say is that DU is very important to me. I am a rare Democrat in ruby red south Arkansas. Reading DU every night keeps me grounded in the knowledge that we few Democrats here in the piney woods are not alone.

I have made friends that I will never meet. I have had valuable discussions with well informed people on important issues. I also enjoy the lighter side of DU in the Lounge. There are frequent posters for whom I cannot leave posts unopened.

I appreciate the work done by EarlG, the administrators, and the MIRT in keeping DU a safe and sane place for discussion.

Thanks DU.

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#### PJMcK

(21,250 posts)#### FalloutShelter

(11,180 posts)#### riverbendviewgal

(4,224 posts)Thanks for being a DU Member. You are very good man to live in red Arkansas as a democratic.

#### SheltieLover

(57,073 posts)I share your sentiments!

#### secondwind

(16,903 posts)You spoke for me and many others, and I congratulate you on your 10,000th post!!!!!

DU is the BEST!!!

#### SilverDawg

(785 posts)For your posts!

#### MLAA

(16,369 posts)#### FakeNoose

(31,441 posts)Thanks TomSlick, and please continue to post regularly.

#### peacebuzzard

(5,036 posts)you have contributed 10K aspirations that have triggered even more inspiration among us readers!!!

#### Evolve Dammit

(15,966 posts)were out there. We are facing total insanity right now, and we need to be there for each other. Cheers Tom. ED

#### Different Drummer

(7,163 posts)#### pandr32

(10,913 posts)#### PatrickforB

(14,358 posts)DU is a good place, isn't it?

#### 2naSalit

(82,038 posts)The next 10,000 will go by pretty quickl

#### yonder

(9,527 posts)And I'll echo your thoughts on all of the DU citizens here, especially the admin folks who keep this great machine maintained.

#### aggiesal

(8,671 posts)Forgot to add Congrats.

#### wendyb-NC

(3,097 posts)DU is about keeping ahead of the insanity from the other side. Before I found DU, early on in the tfg regime, I wondered if anyone else felt as hopeless, depressed and disgusted, as I did. When I found DU, I was able to embrace the truth of my observations an I had a forum of kindred democrats, to work on a solution. I've become active in organizing and getting out the vote in my precinct and the community at large.

#### MerryHolidays

(7,715 posts)#### lpbk2713

(42,437 posts)Way to go.

#### trof

(54,241 posts)Baldwin county.

I commiserate.

Glad to have you here.

#### MiHale

(8,916 posts)#### OAITW r.2.0

(21,744 posts)Cheap group theory, IMHO.

#### Wounded Bear

(57,711 posts)#### ShazzieB

(14,516 posts)I'm working up to my 10,000th post and wondering what I will say when the time comes!

I think this 10,000th post was just great and will keep it in mind when it's time to compose mine!

#### appalachiablue

(40,199 posts)#### 3catwoman3

(23,324 posts)I think your landmark 10,000th post speaks for the many of us here.

#### Karadeniz

(21,729 posts)#### NewHendoLib

(59,326 posts)#### True Dough

(16,585 posts)but I won the Pulitzer Prize with my 10,000th DU post. So you can strive for that sort of distinction with your 20,000th post, Tom!

Congrats on 10,000. Keep 'em coming!

#### lamp_shade

(14,682 posts)#### twodogsbarking

(8,079 posts)#### Higherarky

(637 posts)Hugz from your neighbor in the northwest corner

#### TomSlick

(10,801 posts)We don't get up there nearly as often as we would like.

#### KS Toronado

(14,881 posts)#### BumRushDaShow

(122,272 posts)#### TomSlick

(10,801 posts)#### airplaneman

(1,214 posts)#### TomSlick

(10,801 posts)And it's TomSlick - like the cartoon character.

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