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Name: Jim
Gender: Male
Current location: Barkhamsted, CT
Member since: Sat Jul 3, 2004, 08:36 AM
Number of posts: 6,430

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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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The other side is taking Obamagate quite seriously

They contend that the obama admin and the fbi planted phony evidence of russian collusion in 2016 and that flynn is a patriot unjustly framed by the obama people WITH NO RESPECT FOR THE RULE OF LAW.

In other words, the previous admin conducted themselves in a way similar to what barr is currently doing.

They seem to be making up their own new and improved facts.

I'm truly confused and now I have to revisit and review events of late 2016 and fact check what is rampaging like an out of control pandemic in conservative media.

-90% Jimmy

got my first time out at FB

In a private members only group i listed what i'd like to see happen to the trump clan when they loose and are called to account for their treasons. I warned at the onset the post was disturbing and read at your own risk.

I then listed about five or six unspeakably horrible medieval torture methods. Also suggested Ivanka should be thrown into a live volcano to help ward off the evil spirits this clan has poisoned our country with.

I channel hunter thompson when i really want to hyperbolically drive home my point. Like a frank zappa icepick to the forehead.
Iíve got to step up my self censorship. Canít be a soldier in our social media civil war if youíre silenced by dah man!

The next President sure as hell SHOULD NOT "look forward, not backward".

-90% jimmy

my sept 12, 2011 sign

i displayed at the tea party demonstration at the capital building in hartford.

TEABAGGERS ARE ASTROTURF PUPPETS OF FASCIST CORPORATIONS


I was one lonely counter-protester, let me tell you for sure!

There was about 3 TP chartered busses and I was suprised so many mistook me for an agent of George Soros.

in the belly of the beast kinda like a "will work for food" hunter thompson. days later I learned why the term "teabaggers" should not be used in polite society.

-90% Jimmy

Regarding the USPS fully funded pensions......


What other entities or corporations are required to fully fund their pension obligations seventy five years in advance?

Besides the Post Office?

I cannot comprehend any enterprise accumulating so much cash just to have it lay dormant for three quarters of a CENTURY?

To me "privatization" simply means corrupt crony capitalism and a handful of greedy sociopaths suddenly doubling the price of their goods or services simply because they can?

Gov't IS NOT A BUSINESS AND SHOULD NOT BE RUN LIKE ONE.

And I would not be surprised if the republics are currently fashioning legislation to make the U.S. Armed Forces become a PROFIT MAKING ENTERPRISE. Would be nice to "shock and awe" the Saudi Royal Family into turning over all their oil to the USA!

-90% Jimmy

first person covid-19 account, from a drag racing news magazine

What the author experienced was horrific. As a life long nitro fan, I thought this was worth sharing.

http://www.competitionplus.com/drag-racing/editorials/bobby-bennett-go-ahead-and-think-youre-invincible?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork&fbclid=IwAR3YE6W-RYolmyv0mcWlNT8YA5hSRd5VnGPPy9YUQxGnUSKetPwp7ZHERmc


-90% Jimmy

Bakersfield P.D., first episode

This show was charming and brilliant. Everything, writing, acting, characters.



-90% Jimmy

After the fall of Baghdad, MSNBC's Chris Matthews declared, "We're all neocons now."

From this link: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2008/03/iraq-follies/

I vividly remember the propaganda being catapulted by GWB and Rummy and all those other PNAC imbeciles. I discovered DU during the Bush v. Gore unconstitutional tragedy and my bristling over republic corruption and lies following 9-11, when Cheney said we have to get those bastards that did this to us. I remember the good reporting links on DU at the time and the great Keith Olbermann's fearless journalism.

I also remember Chris as a cheerleader for the Iraq invasion, swept up in the fervor and deceit of the GWB administration. The first year or two he was enthusiastic about it and supported it. I remember all the false and misleading propaganda and "Americans better watch what they say" and Cheney stove piping bullshit to Judith Miller and then he could speak openly about classified info because it had been published in the NY Times.

It was frightening to watch the break down of journalistic ethics pretty much across the spectrum of MSM. I knew we were sliding into an invasion based on lies and it was unstoppable, so why not get on the bandwagon and worry about consequences later?

The gullibility and lack of integrity and ethics confirmed to me IT CAN HAPPEN HERE. And that is made easier by the likes of Matthews in MSM. Won't get fooled again? Not quite, more like will get fooled again and again and again and again.

And the end result; America is literally a full blown DICTATORSHIP with a moronic psycho bitch from hell having finally wrecked the gift our Founding Fathers gave us.

Good riddance to him and his kind.

-90% Jimmy

they got away with planting misinformation withh this "transcript"

of his perfect conversation. To most of us, a transcript is an exact copy of what was said. Like what a stenographer would produce from a recording. This is a SUMMARY, not a transcript! Who the hell knows the exact content after being edited and censored by Barr and his other twisted pricks?

Americans have A RIGHT to listen to the original recording. This transcript is very well executed MISINFORMATION!

-90% Jimmy

Didn't Roger Stone have a hand in this plot?

The right wing hit squad did their job brilliantly. They got other Democratic pols to witch hunt Al into resignation, taking out ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT DEMOCRATIC MINDS we had in D.C.!

It was infuriating because, as an average loyal DU reader, DU provided me with enough links to determine the entire plot was based on BULLSHIT. And I had to watch Senate Dems obediently follow the path set forth by republic dirty tricksters, who are excellent at what they do and Dems naively take the bait......repeatedly.

I hope Al goes on to write editorials, do talk shows and be a talking head on the news show circuit. Chit chat with the Morning Joe Crew and Rachel kind of stuff.

I don't like supporting good Dems that stupidly kangaroo court one of our best out of the Senate. They got totally p'owned.

-90% Jimmy


My hero since the Oct 16, 1971 Stony Brook late show.

to put it succinctly, I liked his values as much as his music. Learned a lot, enhanced my critical thinking skills. An inspirational national treasure that took a stand against conservatives and televangilists aggressively in his lifetime and art. There were times in his life where his raw courage and absolute faith in his principles and basic intelligence were awe inspiring to me.

-90% Jimmy
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