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  •  Ha! New around these parts, ain't ya'? Ha! (4+ / 0-)

    "The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." Ernest Hemingway

    by Got a Grip on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 02:25:19 PM PDT

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    •  Not sure what that has to do with anything. (4+ / 0-)

      Wasn't looking to offend or pick a fight--just my take on things. Agree or disagree with it, it's all fine by me.

      •  Sept 19th, 2013, right? (3+ / 0-)
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        Got a Grip, wilywascal, FarWestGirl

        Dear, innocent child.  

        Please keep your good attitude and open mind. It is refreshing.

        Also buy yourself a suit of heavy armor with a pastry proof visor, and a trebuchet capable of hurling pies. Preferably many pies at once.  If you hang out here for long, you will need them both.

        Best of luck to you.

        •  Thanks, that's quite the compliment! (4+ / 0-)
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          FarWestGirl, kaliope, Eyesbright, Azubia

          Not nearly so innocent as you might think, and nowhere as young as you might suspect. I wish! Been around the block and back a few times, just not at DKos. Although, I have been a visitor here for many years.

          Going head to head with thick-skulled conservatives that use every sleazy tactic available and hurl insults by the bucket tends to give one a thick skin. I can dish as good as get, but prefer not doing that to my allies; save it for our common enemy.

          So, this place is comparatively a walk in the park, even though I was surprised to see some of the same traits displayed here, which I rarely encounter in discussions with liberals elsewhere. Still, allowing that kind of stuff or people's opinions to get you angry is pretty useless, and really your own fault if you let it happen.

          The part about the attitude and open mind is an astute observation and something I work hard at maintaining. Picked this moniker years ago, and it serves as a good reminder for me.

          •  I only meant young in terms of your (1+ / 0-)
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            becoming a member here.  Though there are many that would snark at me for making the observation, because they have been here much longer than I. It's all relative.

            I wish I could do better at not taking things personally.  I would like to be better as an activist than simply writing letters to my congress people who do not listen regardless.

            I honestly am still here to stay informed as best I can. DK is still the fastest place to find out what is going on. That and for the occasional conversation, and every once in a greatwhile, I might make someone feel better, or support someone in need.

            I have long since given thinking I am going to make any hard core contribution to this site. I should probably split, as I am mostly adding to the noise these days, but I don't. I would miss the cat diaries. And weatherdude and noise of rain and a few others. And I would miss interaction with people like yourself. And then my world would be smaller.

            Peace, wily.  Be well.

            •  Yeah, I got that. It was all good. (0+ / 0-)

              You must get those standard issue replies from your congressperson that doesn't address your concerns, only telling you what they were going to do, anyway--just like me. But they want to hear from you!

              Community isn't bad, but could be better. That's life. The info is good, with some good commentary in the diaries and comments. The occasional unavoidable redundancies not a problem, but perhaps could be improved with a better format for easier access.

              Thanks for the welcome mat; always nice to feel appreciated. Peace, Azubia.

      •  Well answered (3+ / 0-)
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        wilywascal, FarWestGirl, kaliope

        Argumentum ad n00bum is the first resort of the pillock.

        o caminho d'ouro, uma pinga de mel: Parati

        by tarkangi on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 09:40:55 PM PDT

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    •  Oh dear. (2+ / 0-)
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      caul, Got a Grip

      I fear you may be correct. That shouldn't be funny, but it is.

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