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Sun Oct 13, 2013, 11:30 PM

Hi, I'm stage left.

I'm a flaming blue Democrat in the extremely red state of South Carolina. I used to be sorta of proud of my state, but Lately I'm mostly ashamed of it. It's still a beautiful state and I still love it(except in August.) It's just that it's become too much like that gorgeous cousin of yours, you know, the one on your mother's side? She looks great and then she opens her mouth.

I've been lurking here since before the last presidential race and this week I thought I'd finally edge out of the shadows a bit.
So then, enter: stage left.

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Reply Hi, I'm stage left. (Original post)
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CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2013 #1
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NRaleighLiberal Oct 2013 #2
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NYC_SKP Oct 2013 #3
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hrmjustin Oct 2013 #4
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hrmjustin Oct 2013 #12
hibbing Oct 2013 #5
stage left Oct 2013 #11
hibbing Oct 2013 #13
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tortie Oct 2013 #14
stage left Oct 2013 #15
JoeFH Nov 2013 #17
William769 Nov 2013 #18
JoeFH Nov 2013 #20
stage left Nov 2013 #22
gopiscrap Nov 2013 #19
stage left Nov 2013 #21
JoeFH Nov 2013 #24
stage left Dec 2013 #25
Name removed Nov 2013 #23
applegrove Dec 2013 #26
Callmecrazy Dec 2013 #27

Response to stage left (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 11:32 PM

1. Welcome to DU, stage left!

I hope you will have some good times here, and learn stuff and play sometimes too.

Do explore all the groups and forums. There's lots of non-political stuff here.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 12:04 PM

6. Thanks

Californiapeggy for the welcome. I'll do that.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 11:34 PM

2. howdy - sitting up here north of you in the slightly less red state of NC

(although the trend is worrying)....

welcome!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 12:11 PM

7. Hiya

NRaleighliberal,
I've noticed your posts and your gorgeous tomatoes. I've got a nephew in Durham and another in Charlotte. Both vote Democratic lately, though one won't really trumpet it around. Too many Republican business associates. I've found the trend in NC pretty sad. I was thrilled, though, at the Moral Monday protests. I think y'all will get out from under. I hope we all will.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 11:34 PM

3. Hi stage left!

 

Welcome aboard!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 12:15 PM

8. Hi

NYC_skp. Thanks for the welcome. I've never visited the great city of NY, but my daughter and sister have. They loved it.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 12:16 PM

9. I meant to say

I love your Elizabeth Warren quote. I love Elizabeth Warren.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 11:36 PM

4. You are most welcome here my friend. We are glad you joined up.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 12:19 PM

10. Thanks for the welcome hrmjustin

I'm glad to be here. Actually I've been here a couple of years, though nobody knew it, and I've learned a lot.

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Response to stage left (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 01:43 PM

12. Glad to have you here.

 

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 12:52 AM

5. Hi stage left

Hey,
Don't worry, there are a lot of us from "red" states on here. Don't be offended if your state or region gets bashed. Mine has plenty of times on here, you just have to take it sometimes and move on!

Peace

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Response to hibbing (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 12:23 PM

11. hey hibbing

And thanks. Right now I'm less likely to get offended than bash SC right along with them. Do you think that would give the bashers pause? Where you from?

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Response to stage left (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 03:41 PM

13. Nebraska

Hey,
Read a thread the other day where my state was getting hammered by a few posters, but I can deal with it. I know I'm in a red state, I just hope that everyone realizes there are pockets of sanity here. Oh yeah, and all the farmers complain about big government but sure do take those farm subsidies without much pause.

Peace

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Response to hibbing (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 06:45 PM

16. Wow!

They were hammering Nebraska? Usually they reserve the severe shellacking for Southern states like mine. If I can deal with all the right wingers on my FB page I can deal with a couple of people accentuating the negative here and there. At least I can say Yay Obama and nobody's gonna shoot me down or tell me how he's the Muslim Socialist Fascist Commie Antichrist. And that's really, really nice. It's been though, strangely quiet on my FB, except for my also flaming Dem sister who's really rubbing their noses in it and having a good old time.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 12:31 PM

14. Hi stage left. Welcome from another newbie

I'm a flaming blue Democrat too. From a blue state- Washington.
Unfortunately, I have a useless Republican Representative.
I am doing everything I can to make sure that changes in the next election.

I hope you have fun here at DU!

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Response to tortie (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 06:32 PM

15. Hi Tortie

And thanks for the welcome. I also have a useless Republican Representative and 2 useless Republican Senators, though little Lindsey Graham surprised the hell out of me by voting yea on the bill to raise the debt limit.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 04:55 PM

17. Hello

I am brand new here, and like you - stuck in a Red district.

I tried to make an introduction topic, but it seems you need some kind of a post count to do so.

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Response to JoeFH (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 05:14 PM

18. Welcome to DU.

You need 10 posts before you can start a thread.

Again welcome to DU.

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Response to William769 (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 26, 2013, 11:17 AM

20. Thanks for the info ...

Appreciate the clarification. Yea, I have been looking for a place to post where expressions of progressive ideology isn't met with being called every name in the book by our opposition.

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Response to JoeFH (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 26, 2013, 08:06 PM

22. Joe, that's why I'm here, too.

In this past election people would ask me on face book why I was so full of hate...and then unfriend me. That was when Rmoney's little 47% comment came out. I think I mighta got a little vehement about what a rat he was.....is. .

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Response to JoeFH (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 11:59 PM

19. Hey JoeFH: welcome to DU

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Response to JoeFH (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 26, 2013, 07:59 PM

21. Hey JoeFH

Welcome to DU from a fellow newbie. What state are you in? Or are you just in a red part of a blue state? Anyway, Hey!

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Response to stage left (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 28, 2013, 01:59 PM

24. Let's call it purple

Ohio goes both ways, sometimes at the same time!

This district I am in here in the southern part of the state is a heavily gerrymandered district. Republicans hold the state government and at the last redraw of the districts, carved up the area I live into being hopelessly Red. Worse, we got a large Tea Party here about. Campaigning here for our side is a harrowing experience indeed.

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Response to JoeFH (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 03:57 PM

25. know what you mean.

SC has gerrymandered districts, too. Especially the first district where Mark(I was just hiking the Appalachian Trail)Sanford was just elected. I wonder sometimes what Republicans in SC have to do to not get elected. If they were convicted of murder would that work?

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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 04:08 PM

26. Welcome to the DU

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 04:56 PM

27. Hello stage left...

Be sure to check out the lounge. Lotsa fun in there.
Oh, and could you bring some ice? We're always running out.

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