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It's nice to be back...

I have been on hiatus from DU for a number of months for a variety of reasons: some personal, some political, some professional. I have been a member since 2004 and was at one time a somewhat prolific poster. I have returned because I have a fundamentally strong loyalty to the site to which I cleaved after the demise of Media Whores Online, which to this day remains my favorite liberal website - a combination of brilliance, creativity, and wonderful perspective and humor. The personal reasons I will leave out; the political reasons I left for a while are legion and include but are not limited to the vituperative nature of many of the ostensibly progressive posters and their unwillingness to allow other points of view to even be heard, much less considered and discussed and the number of people who have demonized Israel and her supporters in a very hostile fashion with much of what I would term frank anti-Semitism using their lectern of anti-Zionism. The professional reasons are that I had to spend a disproportionate number of hours doing support and paperwork in order to allow my nearly forty year-old dental practice to survive. Things had become very difficult in the land of dentistry and I had to save my professional existence.

Returning here is easy and wonderful: it is once again election time in America and this is, as it always is, a unique time in our process. The cast of characters could not be scripted by Hollywood's most brilliant writers and the sequence of events is just mesmerizing. I couldn't conceive of facing this time without the bulwark of the collective participants which coalesce to form DU's power, historical perspectives, and insight. I enjoy the banter and the information as well as the interpretations of the members ( occasionally no matter how poorly conceived!).

There is no question in my mind that DU is greater than the sum of its parts: the Gestalt of DU as it were is stellar in its magnificence. I have always been proud to be a member here and look forward to rejoining the fray.

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