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Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:17 PM

Thank you DU!

This is my 5000th post. I've lost track of how long I have been on DU - at least four years.

I am so thankful for DU. As someone in ruby red Arkansas, I sometimes think DU is my only link to sanity. I sincerely enjoy interacting with my fellow DUers (at least most of the time).

Thank you to the DU administrators and all my DU friends that I have never met. None of you know the good you have done for me. You have made me smile when I really needed it. More importantly, you have assured me that I am not alone.

Thank you all.

Tom Slick

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Reply Thank you DU! (Original post)
TomSlick Jul 19 OP
rzemanfl Jul 19 #1
TomSlick Jul 19 #8
mercuryblues Jul 19 #2
TomSlick Jul 19 #9
MLAA Jul 19 #3
Arkansas Granny Jul 19 #4
TomSlick Jul 19 #10
Sherman A1 Jul 20 #19
TomSlick Jul 20 #26
secondwind Jul 19 #5
TomSlick Jul 19 #11
question everything Jul 19 #6
TomSlick Jul 19 #12
question everything Jul 19 #13
TomSlick Jul 19 #14
murielm99 Jul 19 #15
Ohiogal Jul 19 #7
bucolic_frolic Jul 19 #16
tiptonic Jul 19 #17
seta1950 Jul 20 #23
SergeStorms Jul 19 #18
wendyb-NC Jul 20 #20
Karadeniz Jul 20 #21
seta1950 Jul 20 #22
backtoblue Jul 20 #24
TomSlick Jul 20 #27
tblue37 Jul 20 #25
TomSlick Jul 20 #28
niyad Jul 30 #29
TomSlick Jul 30 #30
niyad Jul 30 #31
Stuart G Wednesday #32
TomSlick Wednesday #33

Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:19 PM

1. Since May 15, 2017. Congrats. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:40 PM

8. Thanks.

I must have been using my wife's account in 2016.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:22 PM

2. congrats!

print this out and frame it

Account status: Active
Member since: Mon May 15, 2017, 09:46 PM
Number of posts: 5,000

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:40 PM

9. Thanks.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:22 PM

3. Congrats!

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:25 PM

4. Congratulations, from another ruby-red Arkansas resident.

How do you think the mandatory mask mandate will shake out tomorrow? I know a lot of people who think this has been blown out of proportion.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:43 PM

10. I expect it to be largely ignored.

I was at Wally World this afternoon. I'd say about half of the customers had masks.

My BiL suggested yesterday that issuing a mask order four months into a pandemic is like giving condoms at a baby shower.


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Response to TomSlick (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 10:22 AM

19. Love the comparison

To the baby shower

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 07:57 PM

26. The surprising bit is that the BiL is a NRA-supporting Trumpster. (Every family has one.)

However, he is a public school teacher who is genuinely concerned about the potential effect of the pandemic on his profession.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:32 PM

5. DU is really like a home away from home for me.


It lifts me up when I need it.

We are all in this together.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:44 PM

11. We are, indeed, all in this together.

If we don't stick together, we will be well and truly stuck.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:37 PM

6. Still hard to believe that "ruby red Arkansas" gave us Bill Clinton

Glad you are here





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Response to question everything (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:47 PM

12. Bill was just that good a politician.

Of course, Bill also came along before Arkansas became so ruby red. Arkansas turned so red with the election of President Obama. Too many here will be slow to forgive the Democratic party of putting an AA man in the White House.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:52 PM

13. Of course, once upon a time S. Dakota gave us McGovern, Idaho - Frank Church,

Indiana - Birch Bayh



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Response to question everything (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:54 PM

14. Once upon a time, giants roamed the earth.

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Response to question everything (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 08:13 PM

15. It could happen again.

We are in a time of cataclysmic change. The change won't be all bad.

I hope I live to see it.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 07:39 PM

7. It's so comforting to know

That we are not alone! I echo your sentiments.

Congratulations!

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 09:06 PM

16. That's what we're here for

Sanity, strength, and building principles and motivation. We got to you!

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 09:41 PM

17. Same here

I started many years ago, using DU when i was transferred (for 5 years) to Texas. Like u said, they kept me from going insane. Rachel Maddow was on Air America radio, at the same time. Thanks to DU and Rachel..

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Response to tiptonic (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 06:29 PM

23. Still

Today Rachel Maddow and DU canít live without

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 09:47 PM

18. We've all thought that exact same thought...

at one time or another. I was directed to DU from another site shortly after the Gore/Bush fiasco. I went by another screen name back then, and was tombstoned (intentionally, on my own stupid part) in 2007 and took a "lurking hiatus". I begged the administrators to be allowed back in, they forgave me, and the rest is history. Back then, as it is now, DU is sometimes my only link to like-minded people. I'd go crazy without DU, there's no doubt in my mind.

Stay strong in Arkansas, TomSlick. We at DU are all in this together.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 11:20 AM

20. Well said, I feel the same way.

DU is my shelter in the storm. Glad you're here, along with all the wonderful DU members who post so many wonderful insight, for this current time, and the challenges we all face, as democrats. It's good to be among kindred spirits.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 05:29 PM

21. I know how you feel!❤

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 06:26 PM

22. It's

Great to be able to come here and interact with like minded sane people , even for someone from California ( the beautiful).

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 06:54 PM

24. Congrats from a fellow Arkie

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #24)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 08:00 PM

27. I'm always pleased to hear from another Arkie on DU.

We are not alone!

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 06:56 PM

25. You joined May 15, 2017--so a little over 3 years. You can see that on your profile. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #25)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 08:02 PM

28. Yeah, but I posted under my wife's account for awhile - at least since 2016.

She finally insisted I get my own account.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 04:55 PM

29. Congratulations. DU has been helping keep what little is left of my sanity since early in

The nightmare of chimps. I treasure all of you.

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Response to niyad (Reply #29)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 09:31 PM

30. Wow, 70,000 posts!

I'm impressed.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #30)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 09:37 PM

31. Not quite there yet! Some posters are in six digits!

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 07:34 PM

32. Tom, your post was not ignored, more important..."You Are Not Alone," K and R

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #32)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 07:47 PM

33. Thanks!

I really appreciate my DU friends.

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