Monthly Archives: October 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.

 

Bad Deeds for 10-31-2007

Fox News Distorted College Students’ Views to Bash Global Warming – Conservative host Sean Hannity made clear his disdain for CNN’s “Planet in Peril” series when the show Hannity co-hosts convened a panel of atmospheric science graduate students to discuss … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-30-2007

Campaign News Coverage Provides Relatively Little Information About Candidates Records or What They Would Do If Elected – A study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy shows … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-29-2007

The Bush Wild-West Influence: Texas is Now Like Iraq; Shoot First, Gets Facts Later – Texas recently passed a law branding anybody breaking into a home or car as a real threat of injury or death to its occupants. John … Continue reading

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Right-wing Authoritarians – The Social-issue Republicans and What They Want of You

In 2006, John Dean made the following statements about social conservatives in his book Conservatives Without Conscience: Social conservatives, whose core members are Christian conservatives, comprise the largest and most cohesive faction of conservatism. They are, by and large, typical … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-23-2007

Glenn Beck Says “A handful of people who hate America … are losing their homes in a forest fire today” – On the October 22 edition of his nationally syndicated radio program, host Glenn Beck stated, “I think there is … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-22-2007

Evidence of Tax Evasion by Blackwater– The Blackwater employees responsible for considerable violence in Iraq as they go about the job of protecting State Department officials aren’t Blackwater employees at all — they’re “independent contractors.” Why would Blackwater chose to … Continue reading

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October 2007, WAWG Index – Down 6%

Month to Month Change In this twenty-four survey of the web, The WAWG Index monthly average was down by 6.1 percent from September 2007. Of the fourteen categories tracked, 8 were down and 6 were up. The largest decrease for … Continue reading

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Terrorist or Thief – Which Should We Fear Most?

Fear mongering, along with “noble lies,” addressed elsewhere in this blog, are major components in the authoritarian’s tyrannical toolbox. Ever since we were attacked in 2001, we have been manipulated with the fear card. Any time the Administration wants us … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-19-2007

Attorney General Nominee Isn’t Sure if Waterboarding Should be Considered Torture – President Bush’s nominee for attorney general, Michael B. Mukasey, declined Thursday to say if he considered harsh interrogation techniques like waterboarding, which simulates drowning, to constitute torture or … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-18-2007

Fred Thompson Proposes to Cut Social Security Benefits by 25 Percent – Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson proposed to curb the cost of Social Security by cutting projected benefits by as much as 25 percent over the next 33 years, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-17-2007

Mitt Romney’s New National Security Adviser Said He’d Torture “In A Heartbeat” – Retired General James “Spider” Marks, who has just been named a new national security adviser to Mitt Romney’s campaign, asserted in a 2005 interview that he would … Continue reading

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AS A NATION – WE HAVE SUNK SO LOW

Below is a message I sent to Congressman Nick Lampson and it includes a message I sent to Congressman Ron Paul: I’m surrounded by your district, but I contributed to your run against the worst Congressman ever and have attended … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-16-2007

The Man Behind the UK Court Attack on Al Gore’s Film is a Fuel and Mining Magnate – The school governor who challenged the screening of Al Gore’s climate change documentary in secondary schools was funded by a Scottish quarrying … Continue reading

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How many Republicans does it take to change a light bulb?

1. One to deny that the light bulb needs to be changed 2. One to attack the patriotism of anyone who says the light bulb needs to be changed. 3. One to blame Clinton for burning out the light bulb. … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-12-2007

Ann Coulter says Jews need “to be perfected” and the nation would be better off if it were all-Christian – Appearing on “The Big Idea” with host Donny Deutsch on Monday, Ann Coulter said Christians were tolerant of racial diversity … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-11-2007

Two Iraqi Women Killed by Security Contractors – Two Iraqi women were killed when guards from the Australian-run private security firm, RTI International, working for the U. S. State Department, fired at the women’s white Oldsmobile. As many as 40 … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-10-2007

Six Active Nuclear Armed Cruise Missiles Transferred to Active Bomber Base That is the U. S. Staging Area for Middle Eastern Operations – A retired lieutenant commander in the Navy Reserve who served with the Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage questioned … Continue reading

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So many outrages, so little time

I’ve waited a few days before writing about Bush’s veto of the SCHIP bill . Had to. Otherwise the profanity would have set off alarms in most email clients. For those not familiar, SCHIP (State Child Health Insurance Program) is … Continue reading

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The Difference is Clear

Excerpts from JFK’s Commencement Address at American University in 1963, which had a profound affect on the Soviets and lead to the limited nuclear test ban treaty: There are few earthly things more beautiful than a University,” wrote John Masefield, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-9-2007

White House Security Breach Tips-Off al-Qaeda – A small private intelligence company that monitors Islamic terrorist groups obtained a new Osama bin Laden video ahead of its official release last month, and around 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, it notified … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-08-2007

FCC Officials Leaked Information to Lobbyists and Corporate Insiders – Federal Communications Commission officials leak information to lobbyists and corporate insiders before the agency’s regulatory decisions are made public, according to a report released Wednesday. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-5-2007

Republican Presidential Candidates Agree With Bush Over Children’s Health Care Veto – The four leading Republican presidential candidates have aligned themselves with President Bush’s veto on Wednesday of an expanded health insurance program for children, once again testing the political … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-4-2007

CNN Weatherman Considers Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth to be Fiction – CNN meteorologist Rob Marciano said in response to criticism of Al Fore’s book and movie, An Inconvenient Truth ,”Finally, finally,” before commenting sarcastically that “the Oscars, they give out … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-3-2007

AT&T Threatens to Disconnect Subscribers Who Criticize the Company – AT&T has rolled out new Terms of Service for its DSL service that attempts to give AT&T the right to disconnect its own customers who criticize the company on blogs … Continue reading

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The Authoritarian’s “Protective Squadron” – Blackwater (Xe) USA?

Blackwater USA’s efforts may be concentrated in Iraq, but one day those services will no longer be needed. What then for this private company and its employees? Like employees of Blackwater USA, I work for a government contractor who’s contract … Continue reading

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