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  •  Somewhere in the spring of 2004, (9+ / 0-)

    Kos made some injudicious comments in re the contractors who were offed in Fallujah, and there were news stories that the Kerry campaign had unlinked from the site.

    Given that Kos's comments reflected my thinking on the matter exactly, I decided to check the place out. Wow! Weird people, screaming matches, strong opinions, lots of people who seemed to know lots of things, lots of people who sometimes sounded utterly ignorant. My kind of peeps.

    I wrote a few diaries early on, when we were still trying to figure out how JimmyJeff GannonGuckert had gotten White House access and a press pass, but decided that the format wasn't really for me. So I can claim to be one of the first writers here to work with the esteemed Susan Gardner.

    The election of 2004 was a crushing blow. When I went to sleep, John Kerry was our next president. When I woke up in the morning, we were still under the thumb of the cretin I'd been warning people about in the summer of 2000.

    Trying to explain an on-line community to friends who operate only in 3-D is sometimes, er, odd, but it's all good. Real friends from this, that I've met, visited, talked to, corresponded with, bought gifts from, send books to.

    As someone said, family is not defined simply by bloodlines.

    The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it is difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine. -- Abraham Lincoln

    by Mnemosyne on Sun Dec 25, 2011 at 07:12:46 PM PST

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