Monthly Archives: February 2009

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

“Can There Really Be Fascist People In A Democracy?”
Fascism in America

Since the 1971 Powell Memo, America has moved closer and closer to Fascism.

 

Bad Deeds for 2-27-2009

Big Banks Try to Stop Help for Struggling Homeowners – Big banks, scrambling to prevent the government from forcing them to rewrite mortgages for struggling homeowners, are using their lobbying clout to press the Obama administration and Congress to scale … Continue reading

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Dear Conservative Without a Conscience – A Post ‘Stimulus Law’ Letter

Republican Senator/Congressman: You may be dependent on the voters in your state, but you are a senator in our nation’s congress. You don’t just represent your state. You represent all of we the people and that should have more weight … Continue reading

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Just call me Comrade . . .

IF you define socialism as any form of taking tax money from people to provide services and infrastructure, YOU really don’t understand what Socialism actually is. You are dependent on society and society takes care of many of your needs without you even thinking about it. Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-25-2009

Joe Barton Too Busy Tweeting to Pay Attention to President’s Speech; Blames It On a Staffer – During President Obama’s address to Congress, there was Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.), in whose name this text message was sent at about the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-24-2009

Hero Pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger To Congress: My Pay Has Been Cut 40 Percent In Recent Years, Pension Terminated – Sullenberger, a 58-year-old who joined a US Airways predecessor in 1980, told the House aviation subcommittee that his pay has … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-23-2009

  Diebold ‘Offices’ Turn Out to Mostly be Wal-Marts – To convince Utah decision-makers that Diebold (voting machine company) was a big company with a substantial presence, a company representative told the decision-makers in 2006 that Diebold “has about 20 … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-20-2009

John Cornyn Introduces Bill That Would Require Home Owners To Retain Internet Access Logs – Republican politicians on Thursday called for a sweeping new federal law that would require all Internet providers and operators of millions of Wi-Fi access points, … Continue reading

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Common Wealth – Key to Our Democracy and Threatened by a Growing Aristocracy

” … to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all; to afford all an unfettered start, and a fair chance in the race of life. “ In my previous posting, I provided a list of critical factors that compare … Continue reading

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Stop Trickling on My Boots and Telling Me It’s Raining

“There’s class warfare, all right but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning,” Warren Buffet, CEO Berkshire Hathaway and third richest man in the United States.    In 2006 Mr. Buffet compiled a spreadsheet on … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-18-2009

John Boehner Complains About Non-Existent Stimulus Bill Las Vegas High-Speed Rail Project – The madness continues on the right-wing’s crusade against a mythical high-speed rail to Las Vegas project that Harry Reid is alleged to have snuck into the stimulus … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-17-2009

Conservative Columnist Makes Stuff Up About Global Warming – Syndicated columnist George Will presents only one piece of evidence in his Sunday piece denying global warming — and he gets it wrong. Will writes: As global levels of sea ice … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-12-2009

  Creationists Besiege Texas State Board of Education with Calls to Dumb Down Science Education in Texas Public Schools – As we mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the religious right has launched a new and … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-11-2009

Dirty Bomb Parts and Instructions for Assembly Found in U. S. – A man who police say was shot to death by his wife two months ago, allegedly had a cache of radioactive materials in his home suitable for building … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-10-2009

Conservative Group Circulates “No Stimulus” Petition – A conservative group called “Americans For Prosperity” has started a petition against the stimulus package that became so popular, it crashed their website in recent days. (The site has since gone back up.) … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-9-2009

Stimulus Package Weakened – What do you call someone who eliminates hundreds of thousands of American jobs, deprives millions of adequate health care and nutrition, undermines schools, but offers a $15,000 bonus to affluent people who flip their houses? A … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-6-2009

Republicans Trying to Mislead Us About the Stimulus Bill – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was on CBS’ “Face the Nation” fulminating about a provision he found in the proposed government stimulus package. The provision, he said, would provide $150 … Continue reading

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Tax cuts? We don’t need no tax cuts. We don’t have to show you no stinkin’ tax cuts.

To the tune of Paul Simon’s One Trick Pony with sincerest apologies to Paul Simon. They’re a tax cut party Tax cuts are all that they can do They do tax cuts only Its the principal source of their revenue … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-5-2009

  Amendment to Stimulus Bill Attempts to Waive America’s Core Environmental Law – If it passes, the Barrasso amendment would waive America’s core environmental law, the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), for all projects funded by the economic stimulus. NEPA … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-4-2009

Income of 400 Richest Americans Doubled During Bush Era – The 21st century Gilded Age party really got going before the U.S. economy went bust. It was a party disproportionately enjoyed by high-income Americans, the 400 wealthiest of which actually … Continue reading

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