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Name: Jim
Gender: Male
Current location: Barkhamsted, CT
Member since: Sat Jul 3, 2004, 08:36 AM
Number of posts: 6,708

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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

Journal Archives

My Connecticut Reps Social Security forum last Friday......

I went to a talk about Social Security at the Bristol Connecticut Senior Center last Friday. Hosted by Congressman John Larson and Senator Richard Blumenthal. It was on very short notice because DC is so erratic it’s had to do any planning. I was fortunate to find out on a FB “events” link the day before, the only place on the internet I could find.

Both my reps have been working for YEARS on reforming SS to make it fairer and make the benefits more in line with the sad state of most retirement plans these days. (including my own) They are “dropping” the bills next week. (and we got an explanation of what “dropping” meant – delivering a written bill for consideration by the whole body. They could not get their bill past this stage for nine years!)

Lots of Vets asking questions. I go to these things to let my reps know about what I think is important for these times, and I try to distill to one or two points, instead of the encyclopedic list that as a concerned liberal I have. I spoke to them after the presentation, as my burning interests were off topic.

My first POINT: Please don’t invade Venezuela. We are sick of war for oil and botched regime change.

My second POINT: Can you tell please tell me what the benefit was to America for our invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan? Both their jaws dropped, and it was a few awkward seconds before they could offer a response which was, approximately, “yeah, remember all that fuss about WMD’s?” So, I said the people that lied us into those wars still walk free instead of being prosecuted for WAR CRIMES. We can no longer tolerate such criminality from our elected leaders, and they must be prosecuted for breaking the laws! (In other words, if Trump and Republicans that have been bribed by Russian money skate for their treason THIS TIME. All is lost, because the next morbidly wealthy narcissistic sociopath that gets in will doom the future of the entire planet.)

My first engagement with Congressman Larson was in early 2003 when he gave a talk before the Iraq Invasion began. I told him I’d prefer THE MAFIA in the White House to GWB and Company because the people running the Mafia ARE MORE HONORABLE than the GWB White House.

I still marvel when history clearly shows Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld etc. brazenly lied IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE WORLD about justification for invading Iraq. They walk free and the best we can do now is get a fucking movie about it! A retrospective about Queen was entertaining. A retrospective about how evil GWB and company was is UTTERLY HORRIFYING, because whoever tops their evil in the near future is going to turn our country into a totalitarian fascist police state!

-90% Jimmy

10 Signs You're Actually Following TRUMPianity Instead of CHRISTianity

I waste a lot of time on my Facebook addiction and have 300+ friends after maybe 9 years of it. friends, neighbors, church people, car people, liberals, conservatives, Zappa fans, people where i grew up and went to school with, and so on.

The ill informed OUTRIGHT PREJUDICE against libs/dems can be utterly preposterous. What they believe about "us" is outrageous and untrue. Here's some of their "conventional wisdom" I see on my wall when I post my provocative meme's and links;

Dems support illegal immigration because those illegals will vote Democratic once they're in

Planned Parenthood aborts babies for profit by chopping them up and selling the body parts

In the last election, Dems rigged voting machines, destroyed paper ballots, cast votes on blank ballots, registered non-citizens to vote and ignore overseas military ballots.

Republics care for the unborn child and Democrats DO NOT.

Shouldn't Planned Parenthood do something else besides abortions - like provide for women's health and birth control?

Dems want the death penalty only for unborn children, but not rapists, murderers and other serious criminality.

global climate change is some kind of plot by Dems and humans are absolutely not responsible for it. It's just normal.

And on and on.

Feel free to list the PREJUDICES you all may have encountered about us evil rotten godless bastard Democrats that only want whats wrong for America and want us all to fail and suffer.

-90% Jimmy

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