Monthly Archives: August 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 8-30-2007

Rewritten surveillance law passed by Congress could give Bush more power for domestic wiretaps – The recently passed law which allows President Bush to continue wiretapping Americans’ telephone calls overseas may allow for domestic spying as well. A recently-acquired Congressional … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-29-2007

Computer Programmer Asked by Republican Congressman to Create a Vote-Rigging Program Just before the 2000 Election in Florida – Computer Programmer Clint Curtis was asked by Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL) to create a touch-screen vote-rigging prototype program, just months prior … Continue reading

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Authoritarians Identify Enemies/Scapegoats to Unify Their Followers

The following was distributed by Andy Shanks on August 27, 2007, and is published here with his permission: “We’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas,” Natalie Mains of the Dixie Chicks.  What followed was a … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-28-2007

President Bush Says Alberto Gonzales’ Problems Were Caused by the Democratic Congress. However, the links below dispute these claims. – It was Alberto Gonzales, not Congress, who fired attorneys for political reasons. – It was Alberto Gonzales, not Congress, who … Continue reading

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The Authoritarian’s Plan for Controlling the Middle East and Its Oil Resources – Is War with Iran Next?

In September of 2006, Col. Sam Gardiner discusses U. S. covert operatives in Iran. Was this plan set up a long time ago? War With Iran Has Started (CNN) On January 25, 2007, Wayne White and Pat Buchanan discuss plans … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-24-2007

Republican Lobbying Firm Working to Undermine Iraqi Prime Minister – A powerhouse Republican lobbying firm with close ties to the White House has begun a public campaign to undermine the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. A senior Bush … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-21-2007

Republican Administration Slashes Health Plan, Leaves Children Behind – In another not so surprising move, the Bush administration has made a decision that would limit the health care coverage of thousands of children in middle-income families. On Friday, a letter … Continue reading

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August 2007, WAWG Index – Down 19%

Month to Month Change In this twenty-second survey of the web, The WAWG Index monthly average was down by 19.2 percent from July 2007. Of the fourteen categories tracked, 13 were down and only 1 was up. The largest decrease … Continue reading

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The Authoritarian’s Army – Two Steps Closer To A Coup In America?

THE END OF POSSE COMITATUS: As reported last October by Major Danby in Daily Kos, the rubber stamp 109th Congress gave President Bush the power to: – involuntarily take National Guard troops from State A and – require them to … Continue reading

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Has Our Congress Done Its Job – A Letter to My Senator

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Thank you for your reply email dated 8/16/07. Below I quote some of your reply followed by my concerns. “I support the President in his efforts to strengthen domestic and international security, …” I, like the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-16-2007

President-for-Life George W. Bush – Family Security Matters is a right-wing group that advocates that Bush should be our permanent president. The following is excerpted from one of Family Security Matters’ “must read” articles. It’s not a post from some … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-15-2007

The September Iraq Report Won’t Really be From General Petraeus – Despite Bush’s repeated statements that the September Iraq report will reflect evaluations by Petraeus and Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, administration officials said it would actually be … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-14-2007

Rule Allows Alberto Gonzalez to Fast Track Death Penalty Appeals, Executions – A little noticed provision in the reauthorization of the Patriot Act last year, gives Attorney General Alberto Gonzales power to decide whether or not states are providing enough … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-9-2007

AT&T Censors Lyrics During Lollapalooza Webcast During the performance of “Daughter” the following lyrics were sung to the tune of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” but were cut by AT&T from the webcast: – “George Bush, leave this … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-8-2007

Neocon Bill Kristol is Wrong Again – A few days ago I reported that neocon Bill Kristol said there’s no problem with our nation’s infrastructure. He’s says bridges just fall down once in a while. According to the New Orleans’ … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-6-2007

Neocon Bill Kristol Thinks Everything is Fine With America’s Infrastructure; But He Also Thinks Everything is Fine in Iraq – Fox News political contributor Bill Kristol, appearing on the August 5 broadcast of Fox News Sunday, made comments minimizing the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-3-2007

Bill O’Reilly Explodes at Senator Chris Dodd for Telling the Truth, Then Has Dennis Miller Come on to Ridicule and Tell Lies – On the O’Reilly Factor on 8/2/07, after Senator Chris Dodd (D. Conn.) made O’Reilly look weak, dishonest … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-2-2007

New documents suggest broader White House involvement in replacing New Mexico prosecutor – New documents turned over to Congressional investigators Wednesday show that a White House official echoed a message from the office of Senator Pete Domenici to the Justice … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-1-2007

Diebold’s Voting Machines Can be Compromised by Hackers – Computer hackers can change election results on certain voting machines used in 25 Florida counties and not leave a trace, according to Florida’s secretary of state, who has given Diebold Election … Continue reading

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