Monthly Archives: October 2006

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

“Can There Really Be Fascist People In A Democracy?”
Fascism in America

Since the 1971 Powell Memo, America has moved closer and closer to Fascism.

 

Republican Bad Deeds for 10-31-06

Top Twenty Iraq Oversight Outrages Uncovered by the Democratic Policy Committee (Why we need a change of leadership and a Congress that will do the oversight and enforce corrective action.) Over the last three years, Senate Democratic Policy Committee (DPC) … Continue reading

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Republican bad Deeds for 10-30-06

U.S. is Only Vote Against Limits on International Illegal Gun Trade The UN General Assembly’s First Committee yesterday overwhelmingly approved a proposal to develop a treaty aimed at combating the global trade in illegal firearms with 139 countries voting in … Continue reading

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South Dakota’s “JAIL for Judges” – The Authoritarian Single-Party State Needs to Control the Judiciary

EDWARD LAZARUS summarized the situation this way: In legal circles, the issue of the moment is judicial “independence.” For many years now, right-wing conservatives [authoritarians (RWA)] have been conducting an unrelenting attack on supposedly out-of-control “activist” judges, as part of … Continue reading

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Republican Bad Deeds for 10-27-06

IRS Ordered to Stop Collecting Katrina Back Taxes Until After Elections Mark W. Everson, the IRS chief with close ties to the Bush White House, has ordered his agency to delay collecting back taxes from Hurricane Katrina victims until after … Continue reading

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Republican Bad Deeds for 10-26-06

Oh, they been really bad today! – Long list. Rush Limbaugh Won’t Stop Challenging Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s Symptoms CIA Tried to Silence European Union on Torture Flights The CIA tried to persuade Germany to silence EU protests about the … Continue reading

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Republican Bad Deeds for 10-24-06

Report Finds U.S. Freedom of Press Slipping The United States has dropped nine spots on Reporters Without Borders’ fifth annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index. When the list debuted in 2002, America was ranked 17 out of the 168 countries that … Continue reading

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The Decider – Why Did He Decide to Violate His Oath of Office

Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution provides the following requirement for any newly elected President: Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation: “I do solemnly swear (or … Continue reading

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Your Last Chance to Save Liberty

You have read about countries that grab people off the streets and out of their homes to disappear forever.  Until today, you, as a citizen of the United States of America were protected from such abuse. Buried in complex new … Continue reading

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Republican Bad Deeds for 10-18-06

Bush Space Plan Reserves Right to Kick Others Out of Orbit President Bush has signed a new National Space Policy that rejects future arms-control agreements that might limit U.S. flexibility in space and asserts a right to deny access to … Continue reading

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Republican Bad Deeds for 10-17-06

Bob “Swift Boat” Perry is finance chairman for Sekula-Gibbs’ congressional campaign Houston homebuilder Bob Perry funded the “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” ad campaign questioning Democratic nominee John Kerry’s Vietnam War record. Perry’s new group for spreading lies is “Americans … Continue reading

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Republican Bad Deeds for 10-16-06

Tom Delay says vote for Republican on “Dancing with the Stars”; then she withdraws; files for divorce; husband involved with George Bush, Christian Right, and pornography? A while back, Tom Delay sent a letter out to Republicans asking then to … Continue reading

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October 2006, WAWG Index – Down 29%

Month to Month Change In this thirteenth survey of the web, The WAWG Index category group average was down by 28.6 percent from September 2006. Of the fourteen categories tracked, 9 were down, 4 were up, and 1 was unchanged. … Continue reading

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Republican Bad Deeds for 10-12-06

Number two person at the White House Office of Faith Based initiatives says administration repeatedly uses evangelical Christians for their votes while consistently giving them nothing in return, and routinely speaks of the nation’s most famous evangelical leaders behind their … Continue reading

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Republican bad Deeds for 10-11-06

Rumsfeld Sat On Board of Company That Sold Reactors to North Korea Rumsfeld in 2000: director of a company which wins $200m contract to sell nuclear reactors to North Korea Rumsfeld in 2002: declares North Korea a terrorist state, part … Continue reading

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Republican Bad Deeds for 10-10-06

Election Fraud Special Bobby Kennedy’s first Rolling Stone article, “Was The 2004 Election Stolen?” and Bobby Kennedy’s second Rolling Stone article, “Will the Next Election be Hacked” Fraudulent, Shredded Voter Registrations In 2004 Linked To Same Shadowy Republican National Committee … Continue reading

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Republican Bad Deeds for 10-9-06

Federal Election Commission Tells Tom Delay to Return Campaign Contributions That He Received After He Quit (Originally found on brazosriver.com) http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?_26039193107+0 George Allen Didn’t Disclose Stock Options http://apnews.myway.com//article/20061008/D8KKJ9I81.html James Dobson (Focus on the Family), Daniel Henninger (Wall Street Journal), Matt … Continue reading

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Bush Appointees Create Third Class of Worker – And Exempts Them from Union Representation

On October 3, 2006, the five member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled by a 3 to 2 vote to ‘clarify’ the definition of a ‘supervisor’ to favor employers and oppose employees. The vote had three Bush appointees supporting the … Continue reading

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Foley Sex Scandal and Tom Delay’s Little Black Book – To What Extent Did Tom Manipulate His Fellow Authoritarians?

Back in 1995, Jonathan Alter of Newsweek confirmed that Tom Delay, as House majority whip, had a little black book as part of doing business in the House. In October 2005, Alter wrote about it in Tom DeLay’s House of … Continue reading

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Republican Detainee Treatment Compromise – Does It Have a Chance Against International Law?

On September 22, Professor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center provided the guest column for JURIST: “Unsafe Harbor: The GOP ‘Compromise’ on Detainee Treatment” Professor Paust teaches the following courses: U.S. Constitution and Foreign Affairs International Criminal … Continue reading

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