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Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:18 AM

I am kind of new here

My tag is tech. I am probably the least techy person here, name based on my drinking with people I was not really supposed to be out with, a variation of my Polish grandmothers name, chosen after I married a man of Polish descent who still kept the Polish spelling.

Live in Wisconsin, had moved around for a while, decided we wanted to raise our daughter on Wisconsin sensibilities and closer to the Grandparents. That was 22 years ago, and worked for awhile. And then Scott Walker and Paul Ryan happened.

Disappointed in so many of my friends I went to college with. Yup, repubs. Last two reunions tried to talk to them, claimed gun rights. All white people. Trump fans. Guess I was the token liberal for that group. Did not matter as much in the 70's. Anyone remember the moral majority is neither pins? When we wore pins lol? Hubby and I have had a real hard time remembering Reagan as a hero. But recreational partying was big back then.

So I now stay home with some life altering auto immune difficulties and do not get out much. And I found du. What a pleasure. Some wonderful insight from very witty people. I get a little frustrated with the infighting. I find a little snark goes along way.

I get a little mouthy and preachy on my bad days, for that I apologize. I have my issues. I try to save them for the hubby, an artistic type who has no end to patience with me. But sometimes I fail.

So anyways, thank you all for sharing. Be warned that if you are a long post from me, ignore. Getting on a soap box with my bad knees so go on by, really nothing to read here.

Is happy New year politically correct? Ummm , really not lol. But happy next 12 months anyways. It should be fun 🎊

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Reply I am kind of new here (Original post)
Tech Dec 2018 OP
skylucy Dec 2018 #1
Tech Dec 2018 #5
Ohiogal Dec 2018 #2
Tech Dec 2018 #6
Cracklin Charlie Dec 2018 #3
Tech Dec 2018 #8
underpants Dec 2018 #4
Tech Dec 2018 #9
lark Dec 2018 #7
Tech Dec 2018 #10
UpInArms Dec 2018 #11
Lefta Dissenter Dec 2018 #12
hwmnbn Dec 2018 #13
Tech Dec 2018 #16
niyad Dec 2018 #14
Kaleva Dec 2018 #15
Tech Dec 2018 #17
akraven Dec 2018 #18
Tech Dec 2018 #20
Laffy Kat Dec 2018 #19
Tech Dec 2018 #21
Laffy Kat Dec 2018 #22
Tech Dec 2018 #23
Fla Dem Dec 2018 #24
Donkees Dec 2018 #25
BlueJac Dec 2018 #26
Dave in VA Dec 2018 #27
mahina Dec 2018 #28
Tech Dec 2018 #30
mahina Dec 2018 #31
samnsara Dec 2018 #29
DFW Dec 2018 #32
Ollie Garkie Dec 2018 #33
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2018 #34
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2018 #35
ProfessorGAC Dec 2018 #36
smirkymonkey Dec 2018 #37
Floyd R. Turbo Dec 2018 #38

Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:22 AM

1. Hi Tech! Welcome to DU!

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Response to skylucy (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:38 AM

5. Thanks, love the band

I used to play cello on a banjo strap on an old time strong band lol. Now trashing myself how

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:26 AM

2. Welcome to DU, Tech!

I am Polish on my motherís side.

And here in Ohio we have our share of MAGAidiots, as well.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:39 AM

6. The Midwest used to be same

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:28 AM

3. Welcome to DU, tech!

Happy New Year to ya!

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:39 AM

8. Thank you 🎉

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:36 AM

4. There's nothing wrong with Happy

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:40 AM

9. Lol

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:39 AM

7. Welcome to DU

my home away from home. It's a nice place to talk to fellow progressives and get some others' points of view and learn things.

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Response to lark (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:40 AM

10. Indeed

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:54 AM

11. Welcome to DU, Tech!

So glad you have joined us

Hope to see you around the board

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 11:05 AM

12. Welcome to DU

And thanks for introducing yourself!

from another Wisconsinite.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 12:31 PM

13. You remember the 70's ?!?!

then you weren't trying hard enough.

Welcome to DU...

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Response to hwmnbn (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:53 PM

16. 😂

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 12:53 PM

14. welcome to du, Tech. you have found a truly amazing group. this place has helped keep

what little is left of my sanity, and has been doing so since chimpy's era.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:54 PM

17. Um

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:57 PM

18. Fairly new myself to posting here. Lurker for years.

This is the best place to help keep what's left of sanity until sTrump is gone! Welcome, new friend!

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Response to akraven (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:24 PM

20. Thank you

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:12 PM

19. Hai! So nice to have you here.

Not much in-fighting in the Lounge, if that helps. The left has always squabbled with each other and I think it's a positive thing: different ideas, and we don't all march to the same drummer.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:30 PM

21. I have 6 siblings so I am used to some discussion. Just don't like when it gets nasty.

I think the current administration has brought out some negativity in us. It's fine, I am learning which discussions i may not want to partake in. If we were all alike we would be wearing red mags hats. Do not want that haha

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Response to Tech (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:33 PM

22. So true.

I live in Colorado and had never been to Wisconsin until my #2-son started college there. What a lovely state.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:44 PM

23. Hope he likes it

One of my sibs moved to Colorado after college and has lived there ever since. They do come back once a year to see mom and go " up north" to "the cabin" . I can see why they stay there, it is beautiful.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 03:27 PM

24. Welcome. We are a pretty decent group. Things did get testy during the 2016 primaries.

While I think there was some real honest disagreements between the HRC and Bernie folks, I think some of the real animosity was driven by outside intruders. But yes, sometimes when we feel especially adamant about something we can get into spitting contests. Enjoy your time here.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 04:46 PM

25. Welcome, Tech. Does the name mean ''solace, comfort, joy" ?

Wishing you Happiness and Health in the coming New Year

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 04:47 PM

26. Welcome aboard...

fight the good fight!

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 05:00 PM

27. Welcome

I am fairly new here myself. Been a lurker here for years, too. This place is my therapy place!

GO TEAM BLUE!

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 05:12 PM

28. Aloha Texh, welcome to DU.

Have you checked out synvisc?

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Response to mahina (Reply #28)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 09:43 PM

30. Thanks

Just looked it up. My doctor of 22 years just retired, will be going to a new one in may. Will look into it.

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Response to Tech (Reply #30)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 09:52 PM

31. Pming you

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 05:39 PM

29. welcome!!!

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 09:52 PM

32. Welcome to the gladiator pit!

I've been to Poland more often than I've been to Wisconsin. Of course, to me, it's a lot closer, too.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:22 PM

33. Im new too

Surrrounded by right wind idiocy

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Response to Ollie Garkie (Reply #33)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 07:16 AM

34. A big welcome to you too, Ollie.

Damn nice place to call your home page, especially during tRump's time. Hopefully that won't be much longer, but I'll still call DU home!

We have a few simple rules to keep things civil and it's a good place to vent or just lurk during stressful times.....

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 07:29 AM

35. Welcome and happy new year, Tech.

You'll find yourself right at home here, just don't take anyone too seriously.

Spent a lot of time in WI back in the 90s, servicing paper mills and loved it there back then. Being from the South, I never knew that people actually go bar hopping on snowmobiles, LOL.

My favorite part of Wisconsin? The supper clubs, of course........

That and bringing many, many pounds of fantastic cheeses back home in my suitcase........

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 07:43 AM

36. Welcome, From A LONG Timer Here At DU

Joined around March of 2001, looking for a joint that was as upset about the silverspoon moron getting elected as i was.

Have fun here.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 01:59 PM

37. Welcome and Happy New Year Tech!

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:09 PM

38. Welcome to the club! ✌🏻

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