Monthly Archives: February 2007

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 2-26-07

FOX News Contributor Dick Morris One Of Top 100 Tax Delinquents In Connecticut – Republican political consultant and Fox News contributor Dick Morris owes Connecticut over $280,000 in taxes and has been on the state’s list of tax delinquents for … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-23-07

Texas Governor Perry took Merck money before mandating cervical vaccine – Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) says that it’s just a coincidence that he and eight other lawmakers received donations of $5,000 each from Merck lobbyists just a few days … Continue reading

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Truthiness Clouds Scientific Fact – 62 Abuses by Bush Administration

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), President Bush’s political appointees have been hard at work pushing misinformation about science and scientific work since August 2001. Here is a list, by agency, of the 62 cases documented by UCS … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-22-07

TXU Coal Plant Lawyer Says That Global Warming is “For Kings And Presidents…To Decide” – A lawyer for TXU Corp has told the judges who will rule on whether it can build a slew of new coal-burning power plants here … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-21-07

Dick Cheney and Libby countermanded and misled colleagues as they pursued clearing Cheney’s name in connection with flawed pre-war intelligence – Hours of testimony and reams of documents in the trial of Lewis Libby has shown Vice President Dick Cheney … Continue reading

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February 2007, WAWG Index – Up 1%

Month to Month Change In this sixteenth survey of the web, The WAWG Index group average was up by 0.8 percent from January 2007. Of the fourteen categories tracked, 8 were down, 5 were up, and 1 was unchanged. The … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-19-07

Consumer Product Safety Commission Kept Findings About Lead in Lunchboxes Secret – In 2005, when government scientists tested 60 soft, vinyl lunchboxes, they found that one in five contained amounts of lead that medical experts consider unsafe — and several … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-16-07

Senator Ted Stevens wants to ban Wikipedia – Remember US Senator Ted Stevens, the guy who infamously called the Internet a series of tubes? Early in January, Stevens introduced Senate bill 49, which among other things, would require that any … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-15-07

Cheney’s 2002 phone call set the stage for CIA leak probe – A story in Vice-President Dick Cheney’s morning newspaper reported that telephone calls intercepted by the National Security Agency on September 10, 2001, apparently warned that Al Qaeda was … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-14-07

U.S. Election Assistance Commission Chair, Donetta Davidson, Knew About Problems of Voting Machine Test Labs But Kept Quiet – Bush-Appointed Chair Found Near Center of the Growing Scandal/Cover-Up Which Even Included a Stealth Attack on Election Integrity Advocate John Gideon. … Continue reading

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We’re Right Because We’re Paid, Therefore Those We Pay Must Also Be Right – AEI Tries to Justify Bribing Writers.

AEI’s “uber-hawk“, resident fellow and former speech writer for President G. W. Bush, David Frum, takes issue with Market Place’s review of AEI’s offering to pay $10,000 for writers to poke holes in global warming and it’s causes. Here is … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-12-07

A bill introduced last week by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) would require Internet Service Providers to record all users’ surfing activity, text messages and email traffic indefinitely The bill, dubbed the Safety Act by sponsor Lamar Smith, a republican congressman … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-9-07

Friendswood City Councilman Chris Peden Says English is the Official Language of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) – Voicing his support to make English the official language of Friendswood, Councilman Chris Peden said, “I just find it … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-8-07

US Refuses to Sign Accord on Secret Detentions – Representatives from 57 countries on Tuesday signed a long-negotiated treaty prohibiting the arrest, detention or kidnapping of a person by state agents or affiliates and subsequent denials about the detention or … Continue reading

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The “Shrub” Has Proposed Drastic Budget Cuts to NPR and PBS

President Bush just proposed drastic cuts to NPR and PBS. Previous attempts have been stopped, but enough is enough: With the new Congress, we can make sure this never happens again. We need Congress to save NPR and PBS once … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds from Glenn Beck

BECK: “I don`t have a lot of African-American friends, and I think part of it is because I`m afraid that I would be in an open conversation, and I would say something that somebody would take wrong, and then it … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-7-07

Republican Congressman Chose Golf Over Legislating – Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN) missed 19 House votes over four days in order to play in a ‘Pro-Am’ charity golf game. Army made video warning about dangers of depleted uranium but never showed … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-6-07

Former Republican Representative Katherine Harris (FL) is still parking her car in a Congressional building Convicted terrorist serves in Iraq parliament – A member of the new Iraqi Parliament was convicted in 1984 by Kuwaiti authorities of having bombed the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-5-07

Fox News Parent Company CEO Rupert Murdoch Confesses To Propaganda On Iraq – News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch was part of a panel at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Friday. Asked if … Continue reading

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ExxonMobil and The Neocons – $10,000 Bribes To Dispute Global Warming

As I have written in previous postings, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has helped Bush II with his latest plan for the conflict in Iraq, want’s to minimize and control our liberties, and represents the authoritarian leadership of the extreme … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-2-07

Right-wing think tank offers $10,000 to dispute climate study – Letters sent by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), an ExxonMobil-funded thinktank with close links to the Bush administration, offered $10,000 for articles that emphasize the shortcomings of a report from … Continue reading

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