Monthly Archives: May 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.

 

The Right Wing Tries to Make Us Believe That Everyone Thought We Should Invade Iraq

We keep hearing from the right-wing that everyone thought that Sadam had weapons of mass destruction and that given the information available at the time, the invasion of Iraq was the right thing to do. How often have you heard … Continue reading

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Favorite Quotes Collected While Trying to Figure Out Where We Are Going

That [NSA survellance] capability at any time could be turned around on the American people and no American would have any privacy left, such [is] the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no … Continue reading

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Authoritarian Issues vs. The Concerns of Others

Throughout this blog, I have written about those that have lead us into the current political mess in our country. They are the right wing authoritarians (RWAs): the social dominators like GWB, his VP Dick, and their followers. They are … Continue reading

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Who Should Pay for the Mistakes of Our Leaders and Their Rich Friends?

If I made a major decision that I later came to regret because it is costing me much more than I can manage while still living my life of ‘luxury,’ what options do I have. Should I ask strangers to … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-21-2008

Pastor Who Endorsed McCain Said Hitler Was Fulfilling God’s Will – John Hagee, the controversial evangelical leader and endorser of Sen. John McCain, argued in a late 1990s sermon that the Nazis had operated on God’s behalf to chase the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-20-2008

Six-Term Republican in Scandal – Rep. Vito Fossella, a six-term Republican, a New York congressman who admitted to fathering a child out of wedlock with a woman who bailed him out of jail on a drunk driving charge this month, … Continue reading

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Checks and Balances vs. Abusive Power vs. Freedom

There are two truths that contributed to the creation of our constitution, the laws we strive to live by, and our way of life: Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely; Checks and balances are necessary to hold power in … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-16-2008

  Tennessee Republican Party Smears Michelle Obama – The Tennessee Republican Party has set its sights on Michelle Obama – the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. A new web video highlights her controversial comment earlier this year, saying … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-15-2008

  Pentagon Propagandist General Calls for US to Sponsor Terrorism Against Iran – Last month on Fox News, Ret. Gen. Thomas McInerney, one of the Pentagon’s propaganda team of military analysts exposed by David Barstow in the NYT, openly called … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-14-2008

  Crude, Racist and Pornographic Secret Service E-Mails – Emails containing crude, racist and pornographic images have just released by the Secret Service as part of a long-running civil rights suit filed by African American agents. One of the emails … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-7-2008

  Mastermind of Nixon’s Watergate Break-in Calls McCain an ‘Old Friend’ – G. Gordon Liddy spent more than 4 years in prison for his role in the 1972 Watergate burglary. That was just one element of what Liddy did, and … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-3 2008

  Head of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Midwest Office Get Fired For Fighting Pollution – Mary Gade, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Midwest office, has been locked in a heated dispute with Dow about long-delayed plans to … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-2-2008 – Special John McCain and the Media Edition

The following stories, which touch on things that can have a real impact on our future, cannot generally be found easily in the “popular” media. Not on CNN, CBS, ABC, and certainly not on Fox News. But we can get … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-1-2008

U.S. Has Nelson Mandela on Terrorist List – Nobel Peace Prize winner and international symbol of freedom Nelson Mandela is flagged on U.S. terrorist watch lists and needs special permission to visit the USA. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice calls … Continue reading

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