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So How Did You Hear about Jan 6 if you were at an office job, working from home, retired (@ home)?..

Did you happen to be in DU as news was reported. Or did someone text, or phone you?

My getting up routine included/es since I got a smartphone (vs replacing a basic cellphone) for Covid shutdown March 2020, but no TV (need to get one again at some point) was/is checking e-mail, going on FB for family, friends, and interest groups.

In between those two I usually check DU.
I might have gone to sleep extremely late like 4AM+ (now, I have been a night owl but even that is extremely late for me) bc I didn't wake up till till after 2PM.

I hadn't turned my radio before I got on DU which by like 2:15P they'd already fought the Capital Police, breeched the barricades, and were inside! I was like WTF?! Obviously (luckily) missing drumphf's exhortations, while at the same time the insurrectionists had already gotten past the police.

So I woke up close to the middle of it.
Instant Sense of Surealness as I now watched!

But a bunch of you might have had a TV, or radio as part of your routine. Others might have been checking in in general on DU.
Did you watch as news reports broke in - if earlier with an increasing sense of incredulity, surrealness as they attacked the barricades/police? Climb the 'effing walls? Infuriation, etc?

Even having seen some of it Live - the earlier parts I caught later; but damn if it still feels "unreal" at times. Which makes sense in a way.

Posted by electric_blue68 | Fri Jan 6, 2023, 02:26 PM (92 replies)

Made my phone Call to Sen Schumer's DC Office to...

ask him to when going on radio, TV talk shows, or holding a Press Conference with other top Senators - that while he's not a Representative what's going n in The House could eventually effect bc of the debt ceilingng; they'd be threatened cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps etc. People rely on all these, Dems need to be sounding the alarm more!

Go Dems!
Here's Sen Schumer's


(I always get nervous doing this, but I hardly stumbled at all this time)
Posted by electric_blue68 | Thu Jan 5, 2023, 03:04 PM (9 replies)

Got my Times Square YT on. 👍 Happy Almost New Year, DU'rs

Hearing fireworks out my window
Posted by electric_blue68 | Sat Dec 31, 2022, 11:51 PM (0 replies)

If any one is Interested (that doesn't know) NYC's🧡St John The Divine Concert for Peace is on YT...

YouTube right now. Started about 7P.
Posted by electric_blue68 | Sat Dec 31, 2022, 07:41 PM (7 replies)

I hope the J6 Committee, their Staff, all their Families, and Good Friends will Sleep Deeply....

Tonight. You all deserve it!

Families, and good friends, too, all feel emotional, and perhaps physical effects of being the active participants, or very close to those involved in such a momentous, and meticulous endeavor.
Posted by electric_blue68 | Mon Dec 19, 2022, 06:57 PM (5 replies)

Just opened an account on postimage (after going to community help)Put up...

.. a test photo (screengrab of a wip Digi art).

But the choices for sharing only has
FB, Reddit, Twitter, VK, and E-mail...

How do I get it to post here in DU (once I've made mt post in the proper or new thread?

(Do I have to go premium which I'm guessing costs something.)

NO Rush 👍

Posted by electric_blue68 | Sat Dec 17, 2022, 09:27 PM (21 replies)

What was the first political event (not protest) that you attended involving The Democratic Party...

(just got a "ding, ding" after reading the parties parents threw thread where they sent you to bed. I think the comment about "smoking parties" triggered it)

My uncle living in NYC (vs those in NJ) took me to a indoors event when I was ?15. It was possibly the
Progressives for Humphrey event. I was volunteer campagning for him in the daytime.

It was good but it was so smoke filled I got pretty queasy, and headachy so that blurred out the details.

My best campaign moment from then was riding around on a flatbed truck that was festooned with HHH posters, red, white & blue bunting, balloons and a small band! 😄 We had baskets of flyers, and buttons to give out.
We went from around 50th St down 5th Ave all the way to Herald Sq where we got off in front of Macy's - 34th St entrance and handed out more.
It was luckily a warm & sunny day. 👍

Posted by electric_blue68 | Fri Dec 16, 2022, 06:05 PM (115 replies)

And Take THAT Stone Mountain*! 😄 💙 👍..... ✊**

* for the hose when don't know-

SM is the largest Granite outcrop on the world. 2/3rds of it is underground. Erosion exposed it over millions of years..

Now for the Political/Cultural stuff -

In 1915, a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, pushed for Stone Mountain to become a monument to white Southern heroes.

A gigantic bas-relief was carved into it's southern side of Confederate "Heroes" many on horseback.

The KKK announced it's reemergence by burning a cross on the top of the mountain.

from Wiki
"Stone Mountain Park officially opened on April 14, 1965 100 years to the day after Lincoln's assassination,[6] although the park had already been in use for a few years"

Holy Shite! 😮 Wooooah, IDK that!

The carving was finally completed in 1972! Idk that either!
Holy crackers... that means ..
I actually have seen it from a distance when I visited an art student friend in Athens, GA who took me to Atlanta in 1975 !!!!! Woah, only 3 yrs after it was finished! 😮

** throws moldy peaches in that direction!
Posted by electric_blue68 | Wed Dec 7, 2022, 12:02 AM (19 replies)

One of the most Affecting things about This Day beyond the Tragic Horror...

for me - is the age spread of those of us who directly experienced it.

I was 10.
Of course, I knew it was a bad thing to have done. So I was sad-ish. It felt (like most people) Surreal. But as a new tween it was more surreal to see all the adults around in this Incredible Pall.

My 4th grade teacher who I didn't like when she came back into our classroom after the Principal or other top Admin people went from classroom to classroom spreading the breaking news; her face was just drained! I was shocked. Possibly even shocked for her.

I remembered The Cuban Missle Crisis. Still, I didn't watch his address, and actions towards Civil Rights as I really wasn't watching the nightly news yet (though my Parents saw the infamous news film of Bull Connor's vicious attacks against African-Americans then peacefully protesting in that city). I didn't read about his speech at American University, etc.

It was through the years after as I learned more history in school, and reading on my own that I learned what we had lost.

But a fair amount of you here older than me say by 5-10 years or more you knew from the start the loss.

Posted by electric_blue68 | Tue Nov 22, 2022, 12:11 PM (16 replies)

Artemis 1 - who's watching. .

Got my NASA steam now. 👍🤞🚀

Woah the chat comments are flashing by!
Posted by electric_blue68 | Wed Nov 16, 2022, 12:43 AM (33 replies)
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