Monthly Archives: January 2009

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 1-29-2009

Peanut Plant Knew Product was Tainted with Salmonella; Took No Action – The maker of peanut butter linked to a nationwide outbreak of salmonella shipped tainted product it knew had tested positive for the bacteria, the Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-28-2009

  FBI Saw Mortgage Fraud Early; Took No Action – The FBI was aware for years of “pervasive and growing” fraud in the mortgage industry that eventually contributed to America’s financial meltdown, but did not take definitive action to stop … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-27-2009

  Disgraced Rove Aide Named Top Lobbyist for Focus on the Family – Tim Goeglein has been named the top Washington, D.C., lobbyist for Focus on the Family. Goeglein was personally recruited in 2001 by political mastermind Karl Rove to … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-26-2009

Sarah Palin Opposes Protection for Beluga Whales – Last week, the state of Alaska announced it plans to mount a legal challenge to the listing of the Cook Inlet beluga whale under the Endangered Species Act. At the heart of … Continue reading

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Stop Enabling The War Frame – We Need to Think in Terms of Occupation and Beyond Just a Military Solution

The following was originally posted on The Citizens Briefing Book: Our nation is not at war with the nation of Iraq. Referring to the Iraq War is absurd! Our nation is not at war with the nation of Afghanistan. We … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-23-2009

  Republican Silliness Goes Way Back – Air and Simple Gifts is a classical quartet by American composer John Williams composed for the January 20, 2009, inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States. The source piece is … Continue reading

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Dear Conservative Without a Conscience – A Post Inauguration Letter

Your conservative worldview has held sway for many years. Your conservative cognitive policy has changed the minds of many and perpetuated many unfortunate ideas, values and principles. But we the people have started to recognize what has happened, what has … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-22-2009

All American’s Communications Were Monitored by the NSA – Despite all the assurances of the Bush administration that their wiretapping activities were only to protect Americans from terrorists and that only concerned foreign targets, that was not true. To be … Continue reading

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Family Models and The Market – More on Our Two Political Worldviews

In my previous post, I reviewed the conservative and progressive worldviews from a historical and family model perspective. In this posting, I review these two worldviews according to set of critical factors and how they help define each worldview. This … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-20-2009

Rush Limbaugh Proclaims, “I Hope Obama Fails” — President Obama’s message today was: choose hope over fear unity of purpose over conflict and discord remain faithful to the ideals of our forbearers overcome the economic crisis stop protecting narrow interests … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-15-2009

The Neoconservative [Bush] Administration’s Bad Deeds Master List – An assessment of the 128 executive branch failures since 2000. • Consumers & Workers Limited Ability To Block Dangerous Imports FDA Enforcement Actions Way Down USDA Challenged Over Meat Safety Lack … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-9-2009

Conservative Lies Keep Coming Even After the Election – Consider some of the bogus claims debunked just since Election Day: It’s not true that unionized auto workers at Detroit’s Big Three make more than $70 an hour, as claimed by … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-8-2009

Conservatives Advocate Punching, Tasing Protestors – Do you remember when Free Speech was honored in America? It seems that Conservatives would rather replace it with bullying and violence. Is that the future we want? Conservative author Ann Coulter said Republicans … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-5-2009

Ann Coulter’s Latest Book Contains More Than a Dozen Lies – Conservative Ann Coulter lies on more than a dozen occasions in her new book, Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America, according to Media Matters. Here are some … Continue reading

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