Monthly Archives: April 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.

 

Great Moments in Conservative Punditry

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8; delsp=yes; format=flowed Great Moments in Conservative Punditry Marking the 4th Anniversary of Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech. The amazing thing about this is that all of these people still have =20 their jobs and appear as expert pundits … Continue reading

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Want to Feel Safe – Here’s One Way … For Some of Us

We are constantly told that we must fight the terrorists over there so we don’t have to fight them here. In other words, our safety is directly and only dependent on finishing what we started. Do you believe that? I … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-27-07

Justice Dept. Withholding More Than 170 Documents Related to Attorney Firings – The Justice Department has notified Congressional investigators that it is withholding more than 170 documents related to the ouster of eight United States attorneys, on the grounds that … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-26-07

U.S. Prison Chief in Iraq Charged with ‘Aiding Enemy’ – A U.S. Army officer who was commander of a military prison in Iraq has been charged with giving a cell phone to suspected insurgents who were detained there, a charge … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-25-07

Republican Representative’s Aide Accepted Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Gifts from Lobbyist Jack Abramoff – A former congressional aide pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting tens of thousands of dollars in gifts from lobbyist Jack Abramoff in an influence-peddling scandal … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-24-07

Tom DeLay Says Top Democrats Are Acting Like Traitors [More Bush enemies]– Democratic leaders are acting like traitors by opposing the Iraq war, and President Bush must answer with a toughened stance, former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-23-07

Down and Dirty with Republican Candidates Down South – Vote buying, astroturfing, anonymous attacks — the 2008 Republican contenders keep hitting each other below the belt in South Carolina. Bush Says His Confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Has Increased … Continue reading

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Richard Perle, Neocon and Key Architect to Bush’s Iraq War – “It is victory or holocaust.”

The following information is taken from: Sourcewatch and Right Web. Sourcewatch excerpts: … The following year [1981] he was appointed Assistant Secretary of Defense in the presidential administration of Ronald Reagan. During the presidential campaign of George W. Bush, Perle … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-20-07

Tom Delay keeps running away, but he can’t hide – FBI agents continue to interview aides to former Rep. DeLay, offering immunity in exchange for testimony, individuals close to the investigation say. Justice officials ask whether former aides paid the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-18-07

Republican Senator Connected to Prosecutor’s Dismissal – The Senate on Tuesday confirmed that Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) is the subject of a “preliminary inquiry” over his involvement in the firing of former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias. The Senate Ethics Committee … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-17-07

Bill O’Reilly and Tom DeLay Together – O’Reilly renewed his attacks against Rosie O’Donnell on 4/16/07 with the help of Tom DeLay for comments she made on The View. O’Reilly called O’Donnell ” the queen of mean” and “out of … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-16-07

Gonzales Claims Contradicted Again – The former Justice Department official who carried out the firings of eight U.S. attorneys has told congressional investigators that – despite Atty. General Alberto Gonzales’s public claims to the contrary – several of the prosecutors … Continue reading

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The Bush Administration Aided by AEI, CSP and Pat Robertson’s Lawyers

I have written in several other articles about the neocons that make up a significant portion of those who contribute to the decisions Mr. Bush makes. Elsewhere, I have written about the right wing authoritarian (RWA) followers that make up … Continue reading

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April 2007, WAWG Index – Down 11%

Month to Month Change In this eighteenth survey of the web, The WAWG Index monthly average was down by 10.5 percent from March 2007. Of the fourteen categories tracked, 13 were down, 1 was up, and none was unchanged. The … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-12-07

Inappropriate government lawyers’ membership in Republican group – The Republican National Lawyers Association, which trains lawyers to monitor elections, has several members who work in the Justice Department’s voting section. Bush appointees and civil servants that are members of the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-10-07

Data Shows Veterans’ Disabilities Being Downgraded – The U.S. military appears to have dispensed low disability ratings to nearly 93% of wounded service members with serious injuries, thus avoiding paying them full military disabled retirement benefits, according to an analysis … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-9-07

Professor who criticized Bush added to terrorist ‘no-fly’ list – Identifying their enemies– A top Constitutional scholar from Princeton who gave a televised speech that slammed President George W. Bush’s executive overreach recently learned that he had been added to … Continue reading

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Beyond Nine-Eleven – Enabling My Evolving Hopes

I started writing this in late 2001 and have not revisited if for quite some time. I’m posting it with some 2007 updates and have added guidelines on how to enable these hopes. May our leaders use all sources of … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-6-07

Hussein’s Prewar Ties to Al Qaeda Discounted by Pentagon – Captured Iraqi documents and intelligence interrogations of Saddam Hussein and two former aides “all confirmed” that Hussein’s regime was not directly cooperating with al-Qaeda before the U.S. invasion of Iraq, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-5-07

Houston Councilman Michael Berry says American Indians do not deserve the federal assistance that they’re getting because they were “whipped in a war” and “We conquered them.” – Berry said on his radio show on KPRC 950 AM in Houston … Continue reading

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John Bolton – Another Wrongheaded Neocon

I have written about many of the prominent neocons that are influencing the direction of this country. There is Eliot Cohen who joined Condolezza Rice as her council while she is trying to play the role of diplomat in the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-4-07

The Secret War Against Iran – A Pakistani tribal militant group responsible for a series of deadly guerrilla raids inside Iran has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials since 2005. It has taken responsibility for the deaths and … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-3-07

Romney would start Iraq war again, says his Press Secretary – Mitt Romney’s press secretary, Kevin Madden, tells Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s ‘Hardball’ that the 2008 GOP White House hopeful supports President Bush’s decision for pre-emptive war in Iraq. Madden … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-02-07

Bush’s Actions Cause Strategist for Bush’s 2004 Reelection to Have a Loss of Faith in the President – Matthew Dowd was a keystone in the Administration’s effort to portray Sen. Kerry as a flip-flopper “, but now says, “Kerry was … Continue reading

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