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Sun Jul 31, 2016, 07:14 PM

I love this place!!

I drifted away for quite awhile. Between work (I am essentially a farmer and work has been crazy the last couple of years) and life (kids, husband, blah blah blah) and just getting overwhelmed with staying informed (which sounds weird, but sometimes knowing stuff can freak you out), plus honestly, sometimes I don't feel like I fit in so well. I am a Southerner and we can take a beating here sometimes.

But this has just been the most fun all week. I watched the convention with my laptop open to the DU and Facebook and I have just been DRENCHING my Facebook page with all the clever things you guys say and all the information I have learned here.

Temperatures are about to drop back down to something slightly lower than the seventh level of Hell starting tomorrow, so I will go back to work. Just wanted to say THANKS, DU!! I feel so much better now! I am not complacent and I don't think this is going to be a slam dunk, but I am a lot less freaked out!

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renie408 Jul 2016 OP
kestrel91316 Jul 2016 #1
katmondoo Jul 2016 #2
renie408 Jul 2016 #4
fleabiscuit Jul 2016 #3
lovemydog Jul 2016 #5
nolabear Jul 2016 #6
pnwmom Jul 2016 #7
0nirevets Jul 2016 #8
SCantiGOP Jul 2016 #9
Aristus Jul 2016 #10
Hekate Jul 2016 #11
gratefultobelib Jul 2016 #12
sheshe2 Jul 2016 #13

Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 07:16 PM

1. I've been gone the better part of a year and just came back a week or so ago.

 

I hate primary season on DU, lol.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 07:19 PM

2. The return has been wonderful

I almost cut DU out completely, glad I waited

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 07:33 PM

4. I can't remember why I drifted away before...

I started using Facebook more and started working more. We moved and I got distracted around that time and just never quite got back over here. I was pretty flipped out last week when Trump started doing better in the polls, so I thought I would cruise over here and see what wiser heads thought was going on.

So glad I did!!

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 07:20 PM

3. Hiya!

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 07:56 PM

5. Same here.

Hi there. An infinite array of people read & post here.

I try and have fun. I like reading, listening & learning different people's perspectives.

Hope you enjoy a good evening.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 07:59 PM

6. How nice to see somebody rave about the place!

I suppose we are a family but we're a bitchy one. Good to be reminded we also love being here.

Welcome back!

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 08:21 PM

7. Thank you for sharing that! Yes, DU has been a good place to deal with the craziness lately.

Lots of good info and good people.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 08:23 PM

8. Welcome

Welcome. Enjoyed your post. I know what it's like to be somewhat isolated from intelligent, reasoned, mindful communication. DU is great, though for a while there was a substantial Bernie-or-Bust element that did an awful lot of Hillary bashing. They seem to have eased off a bit. I've been a daily DU reader since not long after 911. You might also check out Truth-out.org and their Buzzflash. Chat with you later.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 08:48 PM

9. This place is like the crazy Girlfriend/Boyfriend

Drives you nuts sometimes but just can't walk away.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 08:49 PM

10. Me too!

Welcome back!

I've been here for fifteen years. Nothing could keep me away...

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 08:56 PM

11. How nice of you to say all those things! Yes, the DNC was inspiring and empowering...

As I told one of my neighbors today over coffee, listening to Barack Obama made me SO proud to be an American!

Don't be a stranger....

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:05 PM

12. Same story here. Don't know why I drifted away but it's been several years that I stayed away and

kinda forgot about DU. Then came Trump and I am terrified at the thought that he might win. My family are all Democrats and Hillary supporters, but frankly, they don't have the passion that I do. Fortunately I got back on DU with all these kindred spirits, and now I check in at least 4-5 times daily. I feel fairly hopeful, but still very worried.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 11:04 PM

13. Welcome back~

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