Monthly Archives: September 2007

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

Exposing the "Nobile Lie" of Right-wing Authoritarian Trickle Down Economics
Imagine a third bar for just the Koch Brothers
After WW II, we had a powerful middle class, then Reaganomics started their demise.

 

September 2007, WAWG Index – Down 52%

Month to Month Change In this twenty-third survey of the web, The WAWG Index monthly average was down by 51.6 percent from August 2007. Of the fourteen categories tracked, all 14 were down. The largest decrease for September, 75 percent, … Continue reading

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Lawrence Britt’s 14 Common Threads – How Far Is Too Far?

Here is my twist to Lawrence Britt’s fourteen common threads of national behavior and abuse of power that enable fascist or protofascist single-party systems and how they obtain, expand and maintain power. This was originally put together when I started … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-27-2007

ABC News Reporter Alexis Debat Faked His Credentials and Entire Interviews – Little attention has been paid to Debat’s bogus “interviews” with Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and others. With all … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-26-2007

US State Department Meddling in Investigation and Instructing Blackwater to Withhold Information – The US State Department is preventing a House committee from disclosing information that could “embarrass” Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki regarding an investigation of alleged corruption within … Continue reading

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Republicans planning to use United Nations as the GOP “sleeper issue”

Republicans planning to use United Nations as the GOP “sleeper issue”– As Reagan used the Panama Canal Treaty as his “issue,” says pollster and author Frank Luntz, so can a 2008 candidate find that “issue.” Suggests Luntz: Because the Republicans … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-24-2007

Top neocon urged Bush to bomb Iran at private White House meeting – Norman Podhoretz, who is among a dwindling class of aggressive defenders of President Bush’s Iraq invasion, argued the United States needed to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities during … Continue reading

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The Left Gets Blasted While the Extreme Right Gets Free Speech

The focused condemnation of MoveOn.org from inside the Beltway, where doing wrong has been the norm since 1994, means MoveOn must be doing something right with that full page ad in the in the New York Times. Why has Congress … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-17-2007

Republicans Swapped Principle for Power – In former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan’s new book, “The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World,” Greenspan wrote that Bush essentially left an unbridled GOP Congress to spend money however it saw … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts During This Time of Designed Distraction

As with much of the nation, I have been distracted with the lead up to, the questioning of and the follow-up to, the Petraeus regurgitation of Bush’s plan. While this drages on, we are being distracted from the important issues … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-13-2007

Intel Czar Claim That New Surveillance Law Foiled Terror Plot is False – Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell has withdrawn his claim that Congress’s recent authorization of expanded electronic surveillance had helped foil a terror plot in Germany. McConnell … Continue reading

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Joe Barton’s Bad Deeds

Joe Barton’s Bad Deeds – There’s a battle shaping up over the Energy Independence Bill that Congress hopes to pass this fall and it’s not just Dems vs Repubs. The House version, HR 3221 is due to be voted on … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-11-2007

Former Justice Department Official and U.S. Attorney Admits There Was a Republican Loyalty Test For Prospective Prosecutors – In written answers to questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee, Bradley Schlozman, the former Justice Department official and U.S. attorney who’s been … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-10-2007

California Republican Party Passes Resolution Endorsing the Dirty Tricks Initiative to Steal the 2008 Presidential Election – The measure, if passed, would dictate that California divide up its electoral college votes by congressional district — resulting in the Republican theft … Continue reading

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Study Shows That Liberal And Conservative Brains Process Information Differently

Exploring the neurobiology of politics, scientists have found that liberals tolerate ambiguity and conflict better than conservatives because of how their brains work. Previous psychological studies have found that conservatives tend to be more structured and persistent in their judgments … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-6-2007

Bush Knew Saddam Had No Weapons of Mass Destruction – Two former CIA officers say the president squelched top-secret intelligence, and a briefing by George Tenet, months before invading Iraq. Cheney’s Lawyer Tried to Expand Executive Power – Vice President … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-5-2007

Cheney Aide Said, ‘We’re one bomb away from getting rid of that obnoxious [FISA] court’ – President Bush worried that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) could halt wiretaps of terrorists’ international calls and held little respect for courts or … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-4-2007

More Untruths from Republican Presidential Candidates – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney falsely claimed U.S. job growth had been nearly 17 times faster than Europe’s. Actually, European Union employment grew faster than that of the U.S. last year. Former New … Continue reading

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