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Name: Jim
Gender: Male
Current location: Barkhamsted, CT
Member since: Sat Jul 3, 2004, 08:36 AM
Number of posts: 6,705

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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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Ukraine had nukes and gave them up

Some significant history that fell down the rabbit hole. Good lesson for other countries - don't give up your nukes and don't expect Russia to keep it's word ON ANYTHING!

-90% JIMMY

https://www.npr.org/2022/02/21/1082124528/ukraine-russia-putin-invasion

My first email to Bartcop was December 2008.

Thought I joined both Bartcop and DU early 2000's. I'm probably wrong on the date, as I started to pay attention to what DC was doing some time after Bush v. Gore SC partisan ruling. So I think it was DU early 2000's and Bartcop 2008. I emailed Terry now and then and he responded to every single email and even published maybe two of my screeds. I think he died 10 or 15 years ago, a shame for all lefties and all of humanity.

I think DU did some kind of reset 19 to 21 years ago, as my current profile says I joined 2004. Whatever. 2004 is something I'm proud of, so I'm good with all that.

I joined in my late 40's and now I'm 68. Thinking about all the time that has past since the start of this century is eerie and unsettling.

I am a lifelong Dem, but I never had to worry about DC until late 80's, when I finally started to understand what a monster Reagan was.

-90% Jimmy

And the current SC is a hell of a lot more un-American and anti-Constitution than it was back then. And the electoral college is stunningly anti-democracy, yet we still abide by it. At least the 2022 election almost drove a stake completely through authoritarian Republicanism. When all the wonderful laws Dems passed in the last two years start to kick in, in 2023, it will be a natural fact Dems care for middle class and lower class a hell of a lot more than Republicans, who only serve the millionaires and above.

If this doesn't resonate with everybody on DU, then go home and check yourself

If this doesn't resonate with everybody on DU, then go home and check yourself* because you're probably a Manchurian candidate russian bot.

enjoy and use as a weapon on all your low information second amendment MAGA buddies.

-90% Jimmy



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* phrase borrowed from "Plastic People" by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention

ending democracy as we know it

and republic state legislatures overturning election results does seem like the end of democracy as we once knew it. if it happens, it won't be fixed in my lifetime, if ever.

were there any good things about 16th century religious dogma that could cheer us up? it couldn't possibly be all hell on earth, could it?

and i'm not trying to be sarcastic or hyperbolic. our Democracy could hit a brick wall for centuries if the un-American SC and Republic party follows through on their fascist totalitarian dreams. things are so grim irreversible climate change could be humanities only hope.

-90% Jimmy

hunter thompson on trickle down

best gonzo jounalist of his generation. plus all of human recorded history


https://twitter.com/NicholsUprising/status/526150641417486336?s=20&t=nuTKSiS4UQbiL30FFZdWqQ



-90% jimmy

keith is back!

He even mentioned good ole' Bob and Ray! (My parents were fans and they gifted me with a strong appreciation for humor)

dated kristen sinema? peculiar, but keith can be pretty eclectic and i don't think she revealed she was an anti-democracy creep until well after she was elected. she deserves a self absorbed anti-progress narcissist traitor of the year award.

while all of MSM was catapulting the GWB/Darth Cheney invade Iraq BULLSHIT Keith (and McClatchy news syndicate) was almost alone in calling them out on their outright lies. The good ole' Cheney stovepipes BS to NY Times Judith Miller, thus allowing tricky dick to quote her articles about previously classified intelligence on the Sunday morning so called news programs.

Keith is a national treasure. I will even say he's the FRANK ZAPPA of broadcast news journalism. and given my 52 years in pursuit of conceptual continuity, that is the most sincere compliment I can give a fellow human.

-90% Jimmy

This song triggers bittersweet memories

of my wife, who died october 2013. flo and eddie were founding members of the turtles, and joined Frank Zappa and the Mothers back around 1970-71. listening to this song again for the first time in a few decades and thinking about Candice has got me totally sobbing. In a good way, I guess.

-90% jimmy

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My remarkable "social media" criminal record this year

Don't want to name the site as our speech is being monitored by the PTB's and I don't want to be busted again for "violating community standards". Here's all my speech that accumulated such "violations".


2-22-2022 When a right-winger says, "Tucker Carlson has a huge audience," I reply, "So did Joseph Goebbels."

4/25 “HITLER DID A LOT OF GOOD THINGS" -D.J. TRUMP

May 29 .......find me a communist bastard and stomp on his face till he don't move no more. do do do do do do do do do do

June 2 I think it's cool to have a faithful reenactments of the start of World War II when Hitler invaded Poland

July 4 And I predict that within a week we will find Giselle in her jail cell hanging by her neck dead with an improvised noose while under 24/7 suicide watch





Amazing that a direct verifiable quote from TFG violates community standards.

Once I get back on in a few weeks I will not post any original content. I instead will repost comments from others I agree with.

And I also think the ban I currently enjoy is conditioning by the PTB's to accept East German Stasi like TOTAL INFORMATION AWARENESS. In these times, we all better watch what we say - just like Ari Fleischer advised back when we invaded Iraq about nineteen years ago.

-90% Jimmy

Thom and RT

This is from memory 10 to 20 years ago, but I think RT was one of more than a few outlets he was syndicated on or was available on. Thom repeatedly said he had complete journalistic freedom on RT and could say what ever his journalistic ethics deemed suitable, consistent with his entire record of responsible non-propaganda deep dive investigative JOURNALISM.

Thom did not catapult ruskie propaganda, in other words.

I think if the ENTIRE MSM APPARATUS adhered to Thom's journalistic standards the entire 20th century from Bush v. Gore on would have been completely different. Like no bogus invasions based on Dick Cheney's efforts to find a Saddam-9-11 connection combing through raw intelligence in a CIA basement. And planting false info in the NY Times via reporter Judith Miller, who relished her role as Cheney's propaganda catapulting apparatchik. Ahhh, the good ole' "Curveball" days.....

To the SC, the meaning and lessons of Bush v. Gore was that they could make political rulings instead of legal rulings and now the rule of law at the SC has been replaced with 14th century doctrine from an obscure dark ages catholic cult.

Merger of church and state, something the Founders worked real hard to prevent as they created the Constitution. 1787 to 2022 was a pretty good run for Democracy. It's too bad the majority of Americans now favor Dictatorship over Democracy. And, it's not a majority of Americans. It's a minority of about a third of Americans that truly favor fascism. It's all the MSM propaganda outfits that have engineered permanent fringe conspiracy theory nut job poorly educated minority rule.

I'm not a SC scholar by any means, but back about 2005-2009? when Roberts decided to gut the voting rights act because, paraphrasing, "racial discrimination is a thing of the past which no longer exists", that opened up the floodgates of restrictive voting laws designed to keep Dems and minorities from voting. These restrictive voting laws exploded in the heavily ignorant racist poorly educated southern states, who regularly vote against their own interests and have made major contributions to our current state of fledgling DICTATORSHIP.

So many rulings of the 21st century SC seem to verify that the current SC hates Democracy and they have utter contempt for the principles the Founders engineered in to our brilliant Constitution.

-90% Jimmy

Frank Zappa on "the illusion of Democracy"

“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.”


After last weeks SC rulings, I think America is at the brick wall.

-90% Jimmy
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