Monthly Archives: December 2006

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

“Can There Really Be Fascist People In A Democracy?”
Libertarians are stealthily taking over America.

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

 

Bad Deeds for 12-29-2006

Right-Wing Blogs Make Up Lies about John Kerry – Several Right-Wing Blogs posted a photo of John Kerry, apparently sitting alone at a mess hall in Iraq a couple of weeks ago. The picture, as the story went, proves that … Continue reading

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AP Poll: Bush #1 Villain of 2006

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for President Bush, AP comes out with a new poll. SCARBOROUGH: Now you don’t have to have a political doctorate in Political Science to realize it’s never a good sign when … Continue reading

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The Iraq Study Group Report For a “New Approach” Is Collecting Dust – But Bush Has His Answer from the Neocons

According to John King, of CNN, ” … to embrace the gloomy verdict of the Iraq Study Group, Mr. Bush would have to concede he got just about all of it wrong.” But not to worry, the American Enterprise Institute … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-21-06

Fugitive Iraqi minister was a Bush campaign donor – An Iraqi minister who is on the run after breaking out of corruption-linked detention in Baghdad donated money to the presidential campaigns of George W. Bush John McCain Hires Communications Director … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-20-06

Republican Rep. Warns About First Muslim In Congress: “If American Citizens Don’t Wake Up There Will Likely Be Many More” Follow-up to the above: Congressman Has “No Intention Of Apologizing” Ask for an apology Fox News Guest Says Joy Behar, … Continue reading

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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE SUMMER

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE SUMMER – Global warming continues to disrupt the traditional winter holiday season. We’ve seen record high temperatures in the US Northeast. Not long before the city of Boston lit their annual Christmas tree, … Continue reading

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December 2006, WAWG Index – Down 5%

Month to Month Change In this fifteenth survey of the web, The WAWG Index group average was down by 4.8 percent from November 2006. Of the fourteen categories tracked, 12 were down, 2 were up, and 0 was unchanged. The … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-19-06

EPA Not Acting On Soot Emissions – Thirteen states sued the EPA on Monday for failing to set air quality standards that, according to its own figures, could save up to 24,000 lives a year, and accused the agency of … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-18-06

India Helps Iran Build the Bomb, While the White House Looks the Other Way – The U.S. government usually takes a hard line against countries that assist Iran with its nuclear program. In 2006 alone, Washington sanctioned firms in Cuba, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-14-06

Tom Delay Says, “Fight. Fight. Fight. There Is No Such Thing As Bipartisanship” (Spoken like a true double high authoritarian – Andy) The Bush administration is clamping down on scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, the latest agency subjected to … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-13-06

Swiftboat Veterans and POWs for Truth violated the Federal Election Campaign Act They failed to register as a political committee with the Commission, did not report contributions and expenditures as a political committee to the Commission, knowingly accepted individual contributions … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-11-06

Tom DeLay has a Blog “to provide Americans with a new meeting place where such opinions and viewpoints might be better shared, discussed and debated”, but Democrats will be filtered out – At first, the filter was manual, so posts … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-08-06

Bill O’Reilly says “we are going to level that country (Iran), because you … need gasoline to live” Republican “Do-Nothing” Congress Tries To Give Itself a Raise On Final Day – Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi of California and Sen. Harry … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-06-06

Richest 2 percent own more than half the world Study shows that the richest 2 percent of adults own more than half of global wealth, while the bottom half own only 1 percent. Tony Snow Doesn’t Answer a Single Question … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-04-06

CONDITIONS OF DETENTION… UNPRECEDENTED IN THE MILITARY JUSTICE SYSTEM Jose Padilla was denied access to counsel for 21 months. His lawyers argue that he has been so damaged by his interrogations and prolonged isolation that he suffers post-traumatic stress disorder … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-01-06

U.S. Assigns Secret ‘Terror Scores’ to Travelers Without notifying the public, federal agents for the past four years have assigned millions of international travelers, including Americans, computer-generated scores rating the risk they pose of being terrorists or criminals. Travelers are … Continue reading

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Reinstating the “Imperial Presidency” – Dick Cheney’s 38 Year Quest Is Nearly Complete

Charlie Savage states in Hail to the chief: A close look at key moments in Cheney’s career — from his political apprenticeship in the Nixon and Ford administrations to his decade in Congress and his tenure as Secretary of Defense … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-30-06

The Bush administration proposed to ease public reporting requirements for companies that handle or release toxic chemicals That plan – now shelved because of pressure from Democratic senators – would have raised the threshold for reporting releases of toxic chemicals … Continue reading

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