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Name: Jim
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Current location: Barkhamsted, CT
Member since: Sat Jul 3, 2004, 08:36 AM
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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

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Shakespearean tragedy

he's gotten all he wants in life by being a selfish, greedy, unethical, bullying, amoral, lying, swindling grifter. I grew up on LI and he was on howard stern for decades, talking about all the dirty stuff howard likes.

Forty years of getting away with all the sleaze and swindling will blow up in his face. This russian treasonous traitorous collusion with the enemy by all the repub swamp dwellers will make watergate look like a much smaller worst constitutional crisis in our history.

The fall will be spectacular and nerve wracking for all the disaster capitalism and great depression misery it will inflict on the world.

If we avoid thermonuclear armageddon it will be a win for us all. There's gonna be schadenfreude parties all over the place once the repub convictions get rolling! Russians controlling the USA by proven KGB tactics is one big fucking elephant in the room.

-90% jimmy

These times call for many more PROFILES IN COURAGE

This is no longer about the feather bedding and self serving corruption of our elected officials. It is about whether Americans in the present will continue to strive for the highest ideals for Democracy of our Founding Fathers.


We are drowning in the rape of everything great America used to stand for.

Angela - we yield the planet to you. Be KIND to us. Be GOOD to us!

To all our career pols - you're secure and set for life with everything you could want for, thanks to all of us electing you repeatedly. Could you maybe return the favor now and stand for Democracy? You know, like actually practice the Oath you took to UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION? You could go down in history as a good person, instead of historic damnation for letting our cherished values burn - kill the families of terrorists, indeed! That is not greatness and given the chance, George Washington would kill #45 with his bare hands.

-90% Jimmy


Frank Zappa's many warnings of the threat of RELIGIOUS THEOCRACY

Google the lyrics if FZ's music is not appealing to you. Really. In the context of our current Republican Party, collectively less honorable and more mean than Mussolini, Stalin and Hitler combined, consider the beauty of a PRESIDENT PENCE. The RR is creeping me out in a trigger a civil war and blood in the streets and false flag terror attacks martial law first they came for the jews kind of way.

-90% Jimmy

Here's two MANDATORY youtubes for Trump, for the love of God!

I'm a 62 year old boomer. I remember the Cuban missile crisis. I remember MAD. Sadly, I remember the fall of the Berlin Wall in the early 90's and the hopes of the world eliminating the grotesque nuclear stockpile, which the world has been doing since then. And the hopes of friendship with our newly democratized Cold War Foe.


These two video's are what this fool put back on the planet's table! The work of the devil himself, I tell you! This man is, in Frank Zappa's song title words, a TREACHEROUS CRETIN! The world will end simply on the massive stupidity and mental illness of this single human being. And fuck his place in history. No humans left alive = no fucking recorded history for a few billion years.

-90% Jimmy

I supported Bernie enthusiastically in the primary

And I think you are correct, the theme for this election is government corruption and the great unwashed finally getting some sense that the "establishment" and "the powers that be" have rigged the game in their favor at the expense of those of us that live in the bottom 95% of the American economy.


Those of us with decent critical thinking skills fully understand that Drumpf will make things much worse and accelerate worldwide human misery somewhat less than the run up to WW2, but still much worse than perhaps even the recent Great Recession. And he's got the best chance since Roe v. Wade to overturn a woman's right to choose. Evangelicals are rabid anti-abortion and boy do they vote. Even to the point of electing a morally bankrupt slimeball if he sounds like an earnest pro-birther.

So the relative merits of our choice is clear; Drumpf would make things much much worse and his entire career is based on the art of the swindle. Why the hell anybody would find a mentally ill sociopathic bully-swindler to be Presidential material is incomprehensible to me. But, I do think he's tapped into the same zone as Bernie, as far as fixing the magnitude of outright corruption cancerizing our government.

Apparently, to paraphrase Frank Zappa, the Democratic Party wouldn't know who our best candidate to win the election is if it came up and bit them in the ass!

-90% Jimmy

Agenda driven corporate propaganda

And people like me are left out in the cold because we congenitally can't genuflect to our corporate overlords to the degree they demand.

The PTB's really want to return to the economic model of the middle ages, don't they?

Greedy stupid prick selfish sociopaths, the lot of them. But, judging by Drumpf, we American's just love our Oligarchs!

-90% Jimmy


Floating a trial balloon for the Trump-Pence campaign


Because nothing says Americans kick ass like resorting to the same methods as the terrorists we fear and despise.

-90% Jimmy

Yes, this is great

Our Democratic team of nice, wonderful, generous Oligarch's are gonna trounce the mean, nasty, greedy, self absorbed Oligarch on the other side!

I'm looking forward to enjoying the many benefits of the TPP. which I understand is now officially supported by the DNC?

As I understand it, the TPP was crafted in complete secrecy by a team of 600 average working people who worked on it together in their spare time over the last six years to make it really really good for average people?

-90% Jimmy

Frank Zappa tells us something about Democracy

I got this from a Zappa FB page. Seems pretty applicable to where we stand in the present day, don't it?

I bolded the important parts myself.


SPIN: Do you think the outcome of the censorship movement can ultimately be meaningful?

Zappa: Let me point out something about democracy. Does anybody remember how Hitler took over Germany? He was voted in. People said, yeah, heís got the right message for us. Now when you have a democracy, thereís always the possibility that they guy who could turn out to be the biggest menace to the planet could just get voted in. And the place where itís most likely to happen is here, because of the media saturation, the illiteracy rate of the population, the social desperation of the population. Hitler came to power because things werenít so good.

All we have to do is look at the early days of the Reagan administration and see how these factors converge. First of all, he owed a big favor to all the fundamentalist Christians and the television evangelists who helped him one way or another get elected. Forget about the October Surprise, he also had the help of these other groups. Then there was that depression. Americans like to believe in miracles, they like to believe in magic and when they consume religion itís not on a philosophical level, itís on a miraculous level. Jesus can do things for you. Itís about goods, itís about the transference of goods and services from the cloud to your living room. Youíre broke, you lost your job in the early days of the Reagan administration and instead of watching Madonna on TV youíre seeing these guys teaching prosperity theology. If you send your money, you gotta prove to Jesus that you really care, and heíll reward you tenfold. Itís like buying a lottery ticket.

Itís always the free flow of information which is the major threat to the American way of life. To right-wing guys, thereís nothing more dangerous than free access to information. And you know what that stems from? It stems from the beginning of Christian theology, when Adam and Eve were in the garden, how did we get into trouble? It wasnít because it was an apple, it was the fruit of the tree of knowledge, so the essence of Christianity is, nobody gets to be smarter than God and access to knowledge and ownership of knowledge damns you. Knowledge itself is the work of the devil. We must not have knowledge and what leads to knowledge? Information. Nip it right there, nip it in the bud.

This interview is probably from the early eighties, and Frank was livid about Reagan, televangilists and jeez-o-bucks and all. But he was a self described Constitutional Fundamentalist and knew what these fuckers are up to. Fast forward to 2016, and 30 years later it's perfectly apparent that "they got us by the balls", to quote George Carlin's STUNNING and PERFECT "Corporations own you" rant.

-90% Jimmy
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