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90-percent's Journal
90-percent's Journal
December 31, 2020

this is another worthwhile FZ quote:

“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”


December 31, 2020

My hero of 49 years

or, since the October 16, 1971 Stony Brook late show.

Thank you. and make sure you catch Alex Winter's recent movie about him. Unlimited access to his basement vault for two years.

-90% Jimmy

November 11, 2020

that term triggers me.

Because it was designed to be used as a pejorative towards the Democratic party.

My feelings were confirmed some time after the early 2000's Iraq invasion, by the great Keith Olbermann, in response to GWB using it. "....and it's DEM-O-CRA-TIC Party. Show some respect!":

So, for a while I used the term "republic party" every time IO have to refer to these grifters on internet social media.

It a efect in my moral character that I let myself "go low", but, geez, these people are " winning isn't everything, it's the only thing" so completely that they must be countered.

Cheating and bullying and lying is not what a major political party should stand for.

And this is just a start. I'll be fighting against American totalitarian fascsit police states until I die, or global warming ends our way of life as we know it and takes me with it.

-90% Jimmy

May 13, 2020

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

May 8, 2020

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.
I’ve got to step up my self censorship. Can’t be a soldier in our social media civil war if you’re silenced by dah man!

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

-90% jimmy

April 18, 2020

my sept 12, 2011 sign

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


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

April 10, 2020

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?


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
March 25, 2020

Bakersfield P.D., first episode

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

-90% Jimmy
March 4, 2020

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

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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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