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Name: Tom
Gender: Male
Hometown: Wheeling WV/NYC/Catskills
Home country: USA
Current location: Upstate NY
Member since: Thu Aug 18, 2005, 04:09 PM
Number of posts: 7,747

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Why I joined DU in 2005

(Edited for accuracy)

Yes, I know, that’s only 7000 or so posts from me in 17 years, overwhelming “replies.” 🤷🏻‍♂️

It was Hurricane Katrina. I was going nuts because I couldn’t find news on what was happening in New Orleans, a place dear to me from a serial work gig that took me there numerous times in the late 1980s.

I then happened on Democratic Underground and it was sense-at-first-sight: DU presented as (and is) a clearinghouse for a super-diverse band of news media sources, but also a source of news via witnesses, court and agency records, editorials, and of course emotion, wit, snark, and so much love.

Drum/Tom

A charming dancing skeleton marionette, for Halloween...



This always brings me a smile!

Hey baseball people, I have a question about the Wednesday game betw the Yankees and Blue Jays.

A “managerial” question.

I got home late from working, and saw the last inning+ and much aftermath of the game, in which Aaron Judge hit his 61st. I caught it from just before the middle of the 8th.

It appeared, in a lot of shots and replays, that Yanks’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo was managing the game for the Yankees there in the dugout. My first thought, naturally, was that maybe Aaron Boone had gotten ejected, either from something contentious or theatrically effective to stoke the team. I couldn’t find and didn’t hear any explanation or rationale for it.

My next thought was that it was some sort of a tradition or lark: the Ys had clinched their tough division the night before. Was this something like a tradition or superstition?

Any theories or explanations are welcome!

EDIT TO ADD: Maybe howsabout a day off, sorta, for The Skipper?

How widespread is methamphetimine use in the US?

I lead a kinda isolated life, but do live amongst a lot of people, so I’m just curious what anecdotal or verified information there is on this.

Honestly I wonder if it is a contributing factor in the political/base crazy tendencies in our country. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Emerson, Lake & Palmer: "Fanfare for the Common Man"

Live video, incredible!



I remember hearing this, but had no idea how they achieved it in a live threesome. Stellar stuff!

Talking Heads: The Great Curve

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