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Name: Jim
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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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Senator Sherrod Brown's checkered past

I am a hardcore Frank Zappa fan and just finished an excellent fan book called "Zappa the Hard Way" by Andrew Greenaway, about the legendary 1988 Tour. I live in Connecticut and went to maybe seven shows on that Tour, including the first in Albany.

Frank was working with the League of Women Voters at his shows to register people to vote. When the Tour went to Cleveland, Ohio Secretary of State Sherrod Brown named Zappa honorary Secretary of State!

I never made that connection until reading this book. I mention it because Senator Brown is a Liberal Democrat and I enjoy his frequent appearances on Rachel.

60 Minutes followed the tour a bit, as they were doing a feature on Zappa that was never aired. A shame.

Just wanted to share with my DU buds.

-90% Jimmy
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