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90-percent's Journal
90-percent's Journal
July 28, 2016

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

July 27, 2016

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


July 16, 2016

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

June 27, 2016

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

June 6, 2016

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, he’s got the right message for us. Now when you have a democracy, there’s 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 it’s 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 weren’t 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 it’s not on a philosophical level, it’s on a miraculous level. Jesus can do things for you. It’s about goods, it’s about the transference of goods and services from the cloud to your living room. You’re broke, you lost your job in the early days of the Reagan administration and instead of watching Madonna on TV you’re seeing these guys teaching prosperity theology. If you send your money, you gotta prove to Jesus that you really care, and he’ll reward you tenfold. It’s like buying a lottery ticket.

It’s always the free flow of information which is the major threat to the American way of life. To right-wing guys, there’s 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 wasn’t 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

April 20, 2016

I cannot fathom why any informed Democrat with good critical thinking abilities....

I cannot fathom why any informed Democrat with good critical thinking abilities would support Hillary. Shes Nixon in a pants suit or Dick Cheney without the snarl.

She's been so wrong over the years in mean ways that destroy lives. Shes a full blown Oligarch who pals around with the other Oligarch's that are wrecking the planet and destroying any reasonable expectation for us average people to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Not to mention fueling climate change that means the end of the world as we know it in the near future. Humanity wrecked our children's future and the possibility of mass extinction merely for more money than most of us could spend in a hundred life times.

We've got a systemic cancer in all of our Institutions and she wants to sell us more cigarettes!

Hilary's character to me is best exemplified in her giggly; "we came, we saw, he died" which speaks to her sociopathic tendencies, which is almost a necessary requirement to be a successful Oligarch.

Bernie stands for everything they taught me in school about why America is such a great country founded on such great ideals. And he's been walking that walk since I was taught to "duck and cover" in second grade!

-90% Jimmy

January 16, 2016

The remarkably stupid unintended consequences of our "War on Dandruff, uh, I mean, TERROR"

This may be a dupe, but the stats on this are remarkable in terms of unnecessary human suffering and wasteful military spending in the TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS. Plus we are planting the seeds of hatred that will terrorize all of us for generations to come!

Hey, America! How’s that WAR ON TERROR working out for you? Some profound info from this video link:

“The war on terror has brought us more war and more terror.”

Ted Cruz: “The Middle East was better off with Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi in power.”

In Pakistan there was one suicide attack in the fourteen years prior to 9-11. There have been 486 suicide attacks there since 9-11.

Fourteen years after the War on Terror was started the U.S.A. has spent SIX TRILLION DOLLARS ($6,000,000,000,000) on the Iraq and Afghanistan Invasions alone! This is $75,000 per American household.

According to reports from our own government, deaths from terrorism have increased 1,400% between 2002 and 2014.

Suicide attacks in Iraq before the invasion: NONE.

Since the 2003 invasion: 1,892.

Christians in Iraq before 2003 Invasion: 1.5 million.

After invasion: one million fled to a hard life in Syria. The remaining half million Christians are now being exterminated by groups like ISIS.

My conclusion:

The “WAR ON TERROR” is a war against a concept, not an army, militia, nation state, or any organized group of people. And based on the above stats, we are really really loosing this “W.O.T.” It’s almost as if THE POWERS THAT BE are conducting themselves in a way to insure PERPETUAL TERRORISM and the more we try to bomb “terrorism” back to the Stone Age, the more people at the receiving end of our W.O.T. will become terrorists. America has created a “blow back factory” that, from a distance, looks like JOB ONE is perpetual war! So the w.o.t. appears to be extremely stupid and counterproductive, unless you’re a fan of perpetual war. And I propose that our totally berserk MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL-CONGRESSIONAL- SURVEILLANCE-COMPLEX has very very strong incentives to keep war going as if their very existence and six, seven, eight, and perhaps even nine figure salaries depended on it.

Now, watch this drive.

-90% Jimmy

"The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now -- with somebody -- and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives." - Hunter Thompson, September 12, 2001


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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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