Monthly Archives: April 2008

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 4-30-2008

North Carolina Robo Calls Target Black Households With Bogus Voting Registration Information – African-American households are receiving anonymous robo-calls from “Lamont Williams” with misleading information about voting. Those calls are very similar to tactics recently used in Virginia and Ohio, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-29-2008

John McCain’s Foreign Policy: Restart the Cold War – On March 26, McCain gave a speech on foreign policy in Los Angeles that was billed as his most comprehensive statement on the subject. It contained within it the most radical … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-25-2008

McCain Opposed Equal Pay for Women Senate Bill – Republican Sen. John McCain, campaigning through poverty-stricken cities and towns, said Wednesday he opposed a Senate bill that sought equal pay for women because it would lead to more lawsuits. The … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-23-2008

U.S. Incarceration Rate is Six Times the World Average – The United States has less than 5 percent of the world’s population. But it has almost a quarter of the world’s prisoners. Indeed, the United States leads the world in … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-22-2008

Colorado State Rep. Douglas Bruce Calls Mexican Migrant Workers Illiterate Peasants – State Rep. Douglas Bruce’s derogatory remarks Monday about Mexican migrant workers could leave him facing a second censure penalty or worse. “We don’t need 5,000 more illiterate peasants … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-17-2008

Anti-Evolution Movie Attempts to Link Belief in Evolution to Nazi Genocide – Comedian and former Nixon speechwriter Ben Stein’s new documentary movie, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, will not open until this Friday, but it has already been widely blasted for … Continue reading

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John McCain – The Neocons Preferred Candidate

In April 2005, Media Transparency reported that the neocons bet wrong in the 2000 presidential election by “excitedly preferring John McCain to George W. Bush.” Now, eight years later, John McCain is the heir apparent to the Republican Party nomination … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-16-2008

Merck Drugs Used Ghostwriting to Make it Appear That Research Done by its Employees or Contractors was the Work of Scientists – Merck was using what the JAMA authors call “guest authorship and ghostwriting” to make it appear that research … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-14-2008

Conservative Pat Buchanan Predicts “Fifty-fifty chance of U.S. airstrikes on Iran by October” – On the McLaughlin Group show, Pat Buchanan said, “The president said that Iran better not make the wrong choice. We’re looking at 140,000 troops there by … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-11-2008

Taco Bell, Wal-Mart, NRA Hired ‘Black Ops’ Company That Targeted Environmental Groups – A private security firm managed by former Secret Service officers spied on myriad environmental organizations throughout the 1990s and the year 2000, thieving documents, trying to plant … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-10-2008

Top Bush Aides Approved Interrogation Tactics According to Report – President George W. Bush’s most senior advisers approved “enhanced interrogation techniques” of top al-Qaeda suspects by the Central Intelligence Agency, ABC News reported. ABC reported that the so-called “principals” discussed … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-8-2008

Once Again, McCain Confuses Sunnis with Shiites – Last month, the Arizona senator got a whisper in his ear from Sen. Joe Lieberman, after he said that Iran was providing aid to Al Qaeda in Iraq, a Sunni group. Iran, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-7-2008

John McCain Gets Facts Wrong on Iraq Two More Times This Past Sunday – Appearing on Fox News Sunday, the Arizona Republican stated that the recent flair up of violence in Basra was ended after Shiite cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr declared … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Should Know About John McSame (But Probably Don’t):

Who’s the Real Elitist with 10 Luxury Homes?   The following facts and their sources were compiled by MoveOn.org and are worth sharing. You will not hear about them through mainstream media and they should help with your decision on … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-4-2008

McCain Delays Releasing Medical Records for Fourth Time – On Wednesday, McCain’s campaign told CNN that the Arizona senator’s medical file would be produced May 15. Trouble is, they previously said they’d be released April 15, and they’ve refused to … Continue reading

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Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison – Corporations Over Civil Rights

I must share this. Back in February, the Senate voted to immunize telecommunications companies for being duped by the Administration into eaves dropping on all kinds of communications. When Senator Hutchison’s vote supporting immunity was reported to me, I sent … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-2-2008

Bush Administration Suspends Laws Along the U.S./Mexico Border – The Bush/Cheney Administration announced that it will waive environmental and land management laws along 470 miles of the U.S./Mexico border. The REAL ID Act grants Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-1-2008

Texas Prosecutes Little Old Ladies for Voter Fraud – Willie Ray was a 69-year-old African-American City Council member from Texarkana who wanted her granddaughter, Jamillah Johnson, to learn about civil rights and voting during the 2004 presidential election. The pair … Continue reading

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