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Name: Jim
Gender: Male
Current location: Barkhamsted, CT
Member since: Sat Jul 3, 2004, 08:36 AM
Number of posts: 6,707

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Gee - my profile info didn't migrate from the old DU I guess? The main thing - 90% refers to the maximum allowable percentage of nitromethane fuel permitted in modern NHRA Top Fuel and Funny cars. Which is what makes current "nostalgia nitro" so cool - you can still "tip the can" and run straight nitro, if you want to. I'm an aging northeast liberal with an overdeveloped justice gland. OUR INSTITUTIONS ARE INFESTED WITH GREEDY AND CORRUPT SOCIOPATHS

Journal Archives

Keith Olbermann's 4/28/2023 podcast

I've been a Keith fan since his first MSNBC show in the early 2000's. His insight into modern mass media is profound. Keith is a NATIONAL TREASURE. Plus, he guested a lot of comedians. Anybody that mentions the old Bob & Ray radio show, which my parents used to listen to, not to mention second gen Chris Elliot, is still at it with adult swim fifteen minute vignettes Enjoy! -90% Jimmy

PS, I know he is considered by some to be "difficult to work with". I don't care. Hes one of the most credible journo's we currently have.


Something we should add to our local tv weather reports

We should also report on the latest mass murders in your area. Forecast for mass murders is higher than normal in your area. ˛ Please arm yourselves with AK-47's to take out anybad guys with guns you may encounter


first; decide to invade, second; come up with justification

"For bureaucratic reasons we settled on one issue, weapons of mass destruction, because it was the one reason everyone could agree on." - wolfowitz

the decision to invade was first, the justification was CREATED later.

"those wmd's gotta be around here some where?' - a humorous GWB

-90% JIMMY

unusual news from my families home town

my great grandfather james bates was one of the first police chiefs in harvey at the turn of the 20th century. used to visit grandmother and great aunt on annual family vacation in the sixties. long island to harvey, long drive for a ten year old. house my grandfather built is across the street from the library on turlington avenue. he got two pages in the 1962 harvey centennial history book.

small world stuff of little consequence. harvey used to be more vibrant and prosperous 60 years ago. best years well in the past.

-90 % jimmy


newsmax. wow. just wow, lord god king bufuu of all wows

i catch snippets as i channel surf and it's a blown on fuel misinformation un-American talking head big club of treason weasels!

i heard one guy make that case that "nazi" is short for "national socialism", therefore any progressive liberal democratic socialist is comparable to Hitler, Goebbels, Goring (my favorite nazi) Himmler, and Josef Mengele, to name but a few.

Positively infuriating that we have so many morbidly wealthy TRAITORS donating millions of rubles to put such a network on the air.

With this sort of thing in main stream media, no wonder we all hate each other!

-90% Jimmy


now try to get him to finger the leader of the insurrection. But, if said ringleader is above the law, don't bother, you'll just be pissing up a rope. It's against the law to hold white collar criminals accountable, even if they attempted to violently overthrow the United States Government.

-90% Jimmy

i'm a long time snl fan

saw the nat lampoon production of lemmings before snl, at stony brook before the show was on. john belushi. chevy chase and jane curtin were all part of the cast. current show i find wonderful. if the sketches fall flat, the actors, sets and costumes cover for a few obtuse plot lines. the colin jost michael che news bits are delightful. truly funny people.

and snl has been there from high school to retirement. a constant of counter culture humor my entire life. it helped to enjoy my decade older sister's mad magazines from the late fifties. mad to national lampoon to snl.

Kenan Thompson has been on from 2003 to present and he's adorable and talented. 20 year run so far where most performers last 2 to 5 years.


the list above is jam packed with the best comedy performers our country has to offer.

they had my hero frank zappa on twice and loren michaels banned him for life because he broke character too much in his second appearance. (frank was repelled by the open drug use during rehersal week and gave up when his ideas were ignored.) he was both host and musical guest once, which did not happen often. john belushi did a cold open where the nbc execs scientifically determined that zappa was what American's wanted for host. they even hosted musical guest captain beefheart, zappa's high school R&B record collector buddy.

-90% jimmy

all members of frank zappa's all girl group

The Girls together outrageously. (The GTO's)

She was soon being profiled alongside other so-called groupies Pamela Des Barres, Judith Peters (“Miss Mercy”) and Christine Frka (“Miss Christine”) in Rolling Stone."

from the late 60's, most resided in Zappa's first house in the Hollywood Hills, The "Log Cabin" once owned perhaps by Tom Mix. He moved to another home on Woodrow Wilson Drive, where he lived until his death around 1993. Subsequently sold to Lady Gaga a few decades later, which she flipped for a profit.

-90% Jimmy

Ukraine had nukes and gave them up

Some significant history that fell down the rabbit hole. Good lesson for other countries - don't give up your nukes and don't expect Russia to keep it's word ON ANYTHING!

-90% JIMMY


My first email to Bartcop was December 2008.

Thought I joined both Bartcop and DU early 2000's. I'm probably wrong on the date, as I started to pay attention to what DC was doing some time after Bush v. Gore SC partisan ruling. So I think it was DU early 2000's and Bartcop 2008. I emailed Terry now and then and he responded to every single email and even published maybe two of my screeds. I think he died 10 or 15 years ago, a shame for all lefties and all of humanity.

I think DU did some kind of reset 19 to 21 years ago, as my current profile says I joined 2004. Whatever. 2004 is something I'm proud of, so I'm good with all that.

I joined in my late 40's and now I'm 68. Thinking about all the time that has past since the start of this century is eerie and unsettling.

I am a lifelong Dem, but I never had to worry about DC until late 80's, when I finally started to understand what a monster Reagan was.

-90% Jimmy

And the current SC is a hell of a lot more un-American and anti-Constitution than it was back then. And the electoral college is stunningly anti-democracy, yet we still abide by it. At least the 2022 election almost drove a stake completely through authoritarian Republicanism. When all the wonderful laws Dems passed in the last two years start to kick in, in 2023, it will be a natural fact Dems care for middle class and lower class a hell of a lot more than Republicans, who only serve the millionaires and above.
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