Monthly Archives: July 2007

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.

 

Bad Deeds for 7-31-2007

Giuliani Exaggerating Again – It is Rudy Giuliani’s favorite boast on the presidential campaign trail: “I cut taxes 23 times” as mayor of New York, he says, a claim inevitably met by applause. The impressive-sounding stat stars in radio ads … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-30-2007

New US Database on Air Travelers Will Record Private Information Such as Political Opinions – In addition to data such as name, address, flight itineraries, and credit card information, the United States will now database more intimate details about passengers … Continue reading

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Single-Party Systems – Common Goals For Authoritarians and Osama bin Laden

The Republican Plan for Permanent Control of U.S. Karl Rove, the Authoritarian’s Architect, has already brought the authoritarian single-party state to Texas. He has also brought the national Republican Party and its authoritarian membership very close to the same goal. … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-27-2007

Newly Obtained Emails Reveal Republican Party ’04 Vote Suppression Scheme – Previously undisclosed documents detail how Republican operatives, with the knowledge of several White House officials, engaged in an illegal, racially-motivated effort to suppress tens of thousands of votes during … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-26-2007

Tom Delay: “We have to be connected to Israel to enjoy the second coming.” – In an interview, Tom Delay, when asked how much the “Second Coming” plays into his support for Israel, says, “obviously, it’s what I live for, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-25-2007

Gonzales Can’t Explain Why He Granted Authority to Cheney and His Chief of Staff and Counsel to Intervene in Justice Probes – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) questioned the Attorney General about the independence of the Justice Department and communications with … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-24-2007

Alberto Gonzales Contradicts Prior Statements, Confirms Existence Of Other Spying Programs More questioning on the Ashcroft visit Karl Rove and White House Aides Gave Political Briefings to Diplomats – White House aides have conducted at least half a dozen political … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-23-2007

It’s Time! Because One Million Americans Have Said So in Writing Member of House Homeland Security Committee Denied Access To Portions Of Presidential Directive About How Government Will Be Run After a Significant Terrorist Attack – What are they hiding? … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-20-2007

Republicans Attempt to Attach an Anti-Fairness Doctrine Amendment to Education Legislation – Senate Democrats last night beat back a Republican attempt to attach an anti-Fairness Doctrine amendment to education legislation. The doctrine, a former requirement that broadcasters present opposing points … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-19-2007

Bush Administration Now Says They Can Block Your Bank Account – President Bush unveiled a new executive order that allows the administration to block bank accounts and any other financial assets that might be found in this country belonging to … Continue reading

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Spare the Dead Lines – Spoil The Iraq Government

I’ve contended for some years now that there was the potential that the Iraqi’s may not have all the resources needed to make any form of stable government work. This is espicially true since those with the most to offer … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-18-2007

Bush Won’t Support the Troops – The Bush administration has said it “strongly opposes” key military pay and benefit gains tossed into the fiscal 2008 defense bill. Initiatives the administration opposes include: A military pay raise for next January of … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-17-2007

Bill O’Reilly Smears Daily Kos and Jet Blue – Bill O’Reilly accused the well-respected liberal blog Daily Kos of being a hate-filled website and ambushed the CEO of Jet Blue airlines for sponsoring the Yearly Kos convention. O’Reilly called Daily … Continue reading

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July 2007, WAWG Index – Down 9%

Month to Month Change In this twenty-first survey of the web, The WAWG Index monthly average was down by 8.9 percent from June 2007. Of the fourteen categories tracked, 9 were down, 5 were up, and none was unchanged. The … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-16-2007

US intelligence watchdog silent for over five years under Bush/Cheney – The President’s Intelligence Oversight Board — the principal civilian watchdog of the intelligence community — is obligated under a 26-year-old executive order to tell the attorney general and the … Continue reading

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America, Attack from the Inside – Who Would Launch This Attack?

If attacks by terrorist groups around the world are partially enabled by those who feel they are a step child or inferior or abused or subhuman, and if those types are few and far between in America’s Moslem communities, what … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-13-2007

Bush Gets His Iraq Report Card Changed The draft Iraq progress report showed all 18 benchmarks were missed. Two days later, the released report shows eight benchmarks graded as “satisfactory.” How did that happen? The facts show that some benchmarks … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-12-2007

Senate Republicans Block U.S. Troop Rest Plan – U.S. Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a proposal to insure that U.S. troops, many of whom have endured multiple deployments to Iraq, get adequate time at home between tours of duty. 56 … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-11-2007

Homeland Security Secretary Uses Stephen Colbert’s Method to Predict Terror Attacks – On Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told the editorial board of The Chicago Tribune that he had a “gut feeling” about a new period of increased risk. … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-10-2007

Former Bush Surgeon General Says He Was Muzzled by Bush Administration – The first U.S. surgeon general appointed by President George W. Bush accused the administration on Tuesday of political interference and muzzling him on key issues like embryonic stem … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-9-2007

Over Politicization of the Top Rank of the Homeland Security Department Management – There is a “gaping hole” in the United States’ preparedness for any sort of attack. A committee chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) concludes that “One … Continue reading

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Karl Rove – The Authoritarian’s Architect and “Bad Barrel” Builder Par Excellence

Let’s start with this quote from John Dean’s Conservatives Without Conscience, “But Karl Rove has all the credentials of a right-wing authoritarian, and if he has a conscience, it has hardly been in evidence …. He is conspicuously submissive to … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-5-2007

What Goes Around, Came Around – In the all talk about commuting the prison sentence of Scooter Libby, we have been repeatedly reminded over the past weeks that President Bill Clinton pardoned Marc Rich, who was convicted of tax evasion … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-2-2007

U.S. Law Enforcement Received Intelligence Two Weeks Ago Warning of Terror Attacks Against the Glasgow Airport, But Did Not Pass It to Scotland – U.S. law enforcement officials received intelligence reports two weeks ago warning of terror attacks in Glasgow … Continue reading

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