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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!)

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#### Wounded Bear

(57,680 posts)When I see your nearly 30,000 posts, I'm humbled!

#### Wounded Bear

(57,680 posts)You're one of the posters I always read, Shred. Keep it up!

Sometimes I fall short but try and correct myself with great input here.

#### calimary

(79,224 posts)I learn from this site every day, too!

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)Thanks for your response.

#### Raster

(20,993 posts)#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)...we need this site to maintain our sanity!

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers! (wink)

#### malaise

(263,815 posts)You're good people.

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)I rarely miss any of your voluminous posts! I assure you I'll keep reading.

#### backtoblue

(11,010 posts)#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)Thank you!

#### Dennis Donovan

(18,770 posts)My old pal and keeper of the DU milestones. She made DU an awesome place all on her own.

Congratulations on 10K!

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)Thanks for your kind words.

#### PatrickforO

(14,347 posts)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.

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)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!

#### FailureToCommunicate

(13,746 posts)back to work.

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)That's why I wanted to get it out of the way.

Enjoy your day.

#### FailureToCommunicate

(13,746 posts)the Whit House, but I appreciate the wish. Beer and Rachel’s show keeps us sorta sane-ish.

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)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?!

#### FailureToCommunicate

(13,746 posts)night for her to drink on the show. But WE can. I’m actually not “just drinking” I’m rehydrating. Working construction in this weather calls for a few beers to replenish the electrolytes...or something.

#### Soph0571

(9,685 posts)Congrats!

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)We're in this thing together and I couldn't imagine better colleagues than our friends on DU.

#### justhanginon

(3,268 posts)#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)Thanks for your kind words.

#### pandr32

(10,898 posts)#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)It doesn't really mean anything, though. Trump got installed as president, like W before him.

Ah, well, the fight goes on.

#### pandr32

(10,898 posts)#### dewsgirl

(14,960 posts)#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)Too often, DU has kept me from jumping out the window!

#### lunatica

(53,410 posts)I can’t 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.

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)Some of the off-beat groups I follow are Cooking & Baking(!), Science, DU Lounge (lots of fun) and Sports.

Enjoy your afternoon, lunatica.

#### True Dough

(16,539 posts)Crank up the volume, PJ!

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)(wink)

#### MontanaMama

(22,908 posts)Congrats on this milestone. DU is a well spring of information, isn’t it? I, like you, appreciate the wealth of knowledge and ideas shared here.

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)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.

#### volstork

(5,375 posts)#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)#### UpInArms

(51,129 posts)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!

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)Thanks for your post.

#### VOX

(22,976 posts)10K is a grand milestone. Looking forward to the next 10K!

Cheers—

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)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 you’re here! Keep up the good work.

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)We live in such a complex time that we need safe spaces like DU!

You keep up the good work, too!

#### Hortensis

(58,785 posts)#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)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!

#### Hortensis

(58,785 posts)#### Karadeniz

(21,717 posts)#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)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!

#### guillaumeb

(42,641 posts)Did you receive your special award yet?

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)Even when we disagree, I find your posts informed.

Enjoy your afternoon.

#### guillaumeb

(42,641 posts)I will let my wife know that someone appreciates my attempts at wit.

Have a nice day as well.

#### Hekate

(87,971 posts)#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)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.

#### Hekate

(87,971 posts)#### sellitman

(11,535 posts)Congrats.

Glad you are here.

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)I notice that your post count is within reach. I'm right behind you so watch out!

#### bluestarone

(15,715 posts)#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)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.

#### CaliforniaPeggy

(147,877 posts)I too love DU, for the many interesting groups and forums, and for the stellar inhabitants!

Keep on trucking........er, posting!

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)But connecting with people like you, CaliforniaPeggy, makes DU a special place to share.

Have a good evening.

#### lpbk2713

(42,436 posts)An outstanding achievement.

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)I noticed that your post count is more than three times my modest "accomplishment."

Have a good night, lpbk2713.

#### MsLeopard

(1,256 posts)I’ve been here from practically the beginning, and look at my post count.... I’ve 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 that’s why DU was hacked for Trump’s “miracle win” in 2016.

Still, 10,000 posts is an accomplishment I admire.

#### PJMcK

(21,239 posts)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.