Let me get this milestone out of the way
This is my 10,000th post on DU.
Member since 2006, reader since the early 2000's.
I read this site every day. I get much of the news from here and from links on DU. In addition to the political discussions, there are so many forums and groups focused on interesting topics.
I read many posts by many intelligent and articulate members with whom I share the broader progressive and democratic ideals. It's a terrific site that is well-run, well-moderated and mostly very tolerant.
I hope everyone keeps up their energy levels as we approach the most important election in my 61 years.
(Glad that's out of the way!)
...we need this site to maintain our sanity!
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers! (wink)
My old pal and keeper of the DU milestones. She made DU an awesome place all on her own.
Congratulations on 10K!
I love DU because words matter. Ideas matter. Thoughts matter. I think I spend a half hour or an hour a day on here. It is a fun part of my day.
If I added up the morning, lunch and evening times I'm on DU, it's probably 1-1/2 to 2 hours a day.
Well worth the Star membership, I might add!
the Whit House, but I appreciate the wish. Beer and Rachels show keeps us sorta sane-ish.
We cut our cable a few years ago so now I generally only see clips from her show. Does she still do the Friday night cocktail feature? That always made me laugh because who wouldn't want to drink at work?!
night for her to drink on the show. But WE can. Im actually not just drinking Im rehydrating. Working construction in this weather calls for a few beers to replenish the electrolytes...or something.
We're in this thing together and I couldn't imagine better colleagues than our friends on DU.
It doesn't really mean anything, though. Trump got installed as president, like W before him.
Ah, well, the fight goes on.
I cant express how important this site is, if nothing else, DUers keep me sane. And there is so much more, including the information I get here.
Some of the off-beat groups I follow are Cooking & Baking(!), Science, DU Lounge (lots of fun) and Sports.
Enjoy your afternoon, lunatica.
Congrats on this milestone. DU is a well spring of information, isnt it? I, like you, appreciate the wealth of knowledge and ideas shared here.
There are lots of great ideas expressed and although some discussions get heated, they are mostly enlightening in one way or another.
I follow your posts with interest, MontanaMama. Thanks for your thoughtfulness.
Joined in February 2001 ....
Now 62 ...
Still optimistic that we can have a better world to leave our children and grandchildren...
Congrats on your 10,000!
DU is a great forum for all of these discussions.
Thanks for the cheers!
Congrats! I enjoy your posts a peek at your journal reveals a number of insightful, funny, and interesting perspectives, some of which I missed the first time around.
Glad youre here! Keep up the good work.
We live in such a complex time that we need safe spaces like DU!
You keep up the good work, too!
People like you who post intelligent, thoughtful and/or witty commentaries are what make DU one of my online homes.
The coming year will very well determine the future of the United States. Let's be strong and fight to win!
I love words. I love the power of a broad vocabulary. I love to read the writings of people who understand the immensity of language.
I also love the humor of words. Well played, Karadeniz!
Even when we disagree, I find your posts informed.
Enjoy your afternoon.
I will let my wife know that someone appreciates my attempts at wit.
Have a nice day as well.
I've been reading your posts since I first began following DU. You're always expressive and articulate. When I saw your post count, I thought I should just shut up and sit down.
Have a good night.
I notice that your post count is within reach. I'm right behind you so watch out!
I have no idea why I wrote that in French.
Anywhoo, thank you for your good wishes. It's a pleasure to share this cyber-space with you.
I too love DU, for the many interesting groups and forums, and for the stellar inhabitants!
Keep on trucking........er, posting!
But connecting with people like you, CaliforniaPeggy, makes DU a special place to share.
Have a good evening.
I noticed that your post count is more than three times my modest "accomplishment."
Have a good night, lpbk2713.
Ive been here from practically the beginning, and look at my post count.... Ive read your posts for years, as I too come here every day and have always gotten the best information from DU. Especially during 9/11. On that day this site had real time analysis going on, providing information that was turned into a book by one of the DUers here. (Paul Thompson, is his name I believe). IMO thats why DU was hacked for Trumps miracle win in 2016.
Still, 10,000 posts is an accomplishment I admire.
Just like my age, (snort).
Just being able to read like-minded patriotic Americans on this site provides a comfort and an awareness that my thoughts are not outrageous.
My intention with the OP was to praise the DU site and its many contributors. I simply used the post count as an excuse.