Monthly Archives: March 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 3-27-2009

Caught on Tape: Bribes, Public Corruption – In one brazen crime in Tennessee, cameras caught then-Hamilton County Sheriff William Horace “Billy” Long taking thousands in bribes and embracing corruption to the core. Upon taking a wad of cash from an … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-23-2008

Rep. Michele Bachmann Said She Wants Residents of Her State “Armed and Dangerous” over President Barack Obama’s Plan to Reduce Global Warming – Controversial Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said this weekend that she wants residents of her state “armed and … Continue reading

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Progressives, “Conservatives Without Conscience” and Checks and Balances

Institutions, which humans create, tend to reflect the values of the humans that created/control them. These institutions can be corrupt and harmful or they can do good. The difference is whether the individuals in charge of the institution feel empathy … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-20-2009

Election Officials Committed Voter Fraud According to Indictment Five Clay County, Kentucky officials, including the circuit court judge, the county clerk, and election officers were arrested Thursday after they were indicted on federal charges accusing them of using corrupt tactics … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-17-2009

CNBC Has Been Doing Public Relations for Wall Street. Time to Fix CNBC! – Financial news networks like CNBC that promoted Wall Street propaganda and then blamed the financial crisis on “losers” who couldn’t make their mortgage payments. Now we’re … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-16-2009

Bush-Era Food and Drug Administration Only Inspected 5% of Nation’s Food-Processing Facilities – Thirty-five years ago, the F.D.A. did annual inspections of about half of the nation’s food-processing facilities. Last year, the agency inspected just 7,000 of the nearly 150,000 … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds Special: If Obama’s Tax Plan is Socialist, Then Reagan and Nixon Were Marx and Lenin

Republicans are distorting the facts, and we need to set the record straight: Obama’s budget asks far less of the rich than President Reagan or Nixon did. Just look at the graph below.     This is ridiculous. The media … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-13-2009

Hannity Spreads Falsehood About Obama Earmarks Promise – Throughout his Fox News show on 3/11/2009, Sean Hannity repeated the falsehood that Barack Obama had promised to eliminate earmarks. In fact, as I previously posted when FOX News’ Ainsley Earhardt put … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds Special: Dick Cheney

“You Don’t Know Dick” – Given Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh’s new revelation that the military ran an “Executive Assassination Ring” throughout the Bush years which reported directly to Cheney, here, for the sake of context, are more of … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-12-2009

To Conservatives, Bipartisanship is Forcing Others to Agree With Them – From the Conservative Political Action Conference, “To us, bipartisanship is them being forced to agree with us, after we have politically cleaned their clocks and beaten them.” Yes, that … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-11-2009

Disabled Men Forced into ‘Fight Club’ by Staff at Texas State Facility: Police – Profoundly disabled young men were forced into “fight club” style battles by the people hired to care for them at the Corpus Christi State School, police … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-10-2009

Pentagon Knowingly Exposed Troops to Cancer-Causing Chemicals, Document Shows – A document, written by an environmental engineering flight commander in December of 2006 and posted on Wikileaks (PDF) on Tuesday, details the risks posed to US troops in Iraq by … Continue reading

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Employee Free Choice Act – Shifting the Balance of Power, Just a Little

In 1983, two groups of aerospace employees had just had their benefits reduced and were told about it after the fact and in a very cavalier manner by senior management. Soon after, salt was rubbed into the wound when the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-4-2009

Ex-Leaders of Countrywide Financial Profit From Bad Loans – Fairly or not, Countrywide Financial and its top executives would be on most lists of those who share blame for the nation’s economic crisis. After all, the banking behemoth made risky … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2-3-2009

Porn in the USA: Conservatives Are the Biggest Consumers – Those states that do consume the most porn tend to be more conservative and religious than states with lower levels of consumption, a new nationwide study finds. “Some of the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for:3-2-2009

Limbaugh Repeats His Wish: ‘I Want Barack Obama to Fail’ – Rush Limbaugh wants America to know that there’s nothing wrong with wanting President Barack Obama to fail. In fact, the conservative talk show host said Saturday, wanting the new … Continue reading

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Who Controls and Lies About Media Control?

It’s on TV, it must be true . . . Ronald Reagan demolished the Fairness doctrine in 1983.  For those who don’t remember, the Fairness Doctrine was a program enforced by the FCC that ensured discussion of national policy matters … Continue reading

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The “Twin Peaks” of Consumer Debt

  HOUSEHOLD DEBT AS A PERCENTAGE OF GDP Household debt: Credit card debt, car loans, personal loans and home mortgages   According to NPR’s Morning Edition, Columbia professor David Beim said this about his chart: The problem is us. The … Continue reading

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