Monthly Archives: April 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 4-30-2009

Candidate for Georgia Governorship Says He’d Kill His Own Son to Secede from U. S. – A Georgia candidate for governor says he has found God and he’s ready to sacrifice his own son in an effort to get his … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-29-2009

Michele Bachmann Tries to Link Swine Flu To Democrats, Gets History Wrong – Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, following Rush Limbaugh’s cue, suggested on Tuesday that President Obama was to blame for the swine flu crisis. She went even farther … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-28-2009

Republicans Slam Spending on Wildlife Preservation – As President Barack Obama pushed his new $100 million campaign to cut government spending last week, the House of Representatives authorized $50 million to help protect cranes, snow leopards, wild African dogs and … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-27-2009

  Rove Mocked Spending on Flu Preparedness – Writing in a column in the Wall Street Journal in February, Rove attacked Democrats for what he dubbed as reckless spending — stimulus money being doled out to industries “that added jobs … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-24-2009

  At Least 110,600 Iraqis Have Died in Violence Since the 2003 U.S.-Led Invasion – Combined with tallies based on hospital sources and media reports since the beginning of the war and an in-depth review of available evidence by The … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-23-2009

  Glenn Beck Expresses ‘Erotic’ Joy From Caller Hunting And Cutting Down Trees On Earth Day – It turns out that the unrelenting insanity that I had hoped Glenn Beck might put on display on Teabag Day, he saved in … Continue reading

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Mr. President: Put Action to Your Words – Pardon Sgt. Frederick

RE: Recently Released Bush II Torture Memos Mr. President, I agree with not prosecuting the lower level CIA employees for their part in implementing bad policies produced by Bush II and company. These torture policies built a bad barrel that … Continue reading

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Release of the Four Torture Memos by President Obama

Mr. President, I agree with not prosecuting the lower level CIA employees for their part in bad policies produced by Bush II and company. These torture policies built a bad barrel that took these good people and made them do … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-22-2009

  Abusive Tactics Used to Seek Iraq-al Qaida Link According to Report – The Bush administration applied relentless pressure on interrogators to use harsh methods on detainees in part to find evidence of cooperation between al Qaida and the late … Continue reading

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Bad Deed Special: Tea Parties Falsely Passed Off as Grassroots Movement

What is a grassroots movement? From Wikipedia: A grassroots movement (often referenced in the context of a political movement) is one driven by the constituents of a community. The term implies that the creation of the movement and the group … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-21-2009

  Republican Women’s Newsletter Spreads False Information – The Spirit of Freedom Republican Women’s Club (Ft. Bend County, TX) newsletter contains the following misinformation: Scariest Quote of the Day…. Nancy Pelosi wants a Windfall Tax on Retirement Income. … She … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-20-2009

CIA Waterboarded Al Qaeda Suspect 183 Times in 1 Month, Memo Reveals – Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (still in U.S. custody) was waterboarded 183 times in March 2003 and Abu Zubaydah (the man who allegedly fears insects) was waterboarded 83 times … Continue reading

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Tea Bagging Day – Who Attended and What They Want

Besides being 99 percent caucasian, these fellow citizens are … Well, here is what John Dean said about them in Conservatives Without Conscience Probably about 20 to 25 percent of the adult American population is so right-wing authoritarian, so scared, … Continue reading

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President Obama – Continuing the Clean Up After the Bush Administration?

Mr. President, Thank you for authorizing the release of the CIA torture guidelines from the previous administration.   This is another step toward undoing the wrongs of the past. I also agree that the hands-on implementers of those guidelines are … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-15-2009

Want to get steamed on tax day? Well, here are some things to get steamed about, and it’s not that junk being pushed at those goofy tea parties.   More CEOs Got Pay Hikes Than Cuts Last Year – Eleven … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-14-2009

Right-Wing Extremism is a Growing Threat to America According to Dept. of Homeland Security – A new report issued by the Department of Homeland Security that says right-wing extremism is on the rise throughout the country. DHS had no specific … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-9-2009

Goodbye Maple Syrup: Climate Change Pushing Sugar Maple Out of Northeast U.S. – For some places in the Northeast, the sugar-tapping season is getting shorter and shorter, sometimes lasting only a week, as it did in Quebec last year. Warmer … Continue reading

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Bad Deed Special – Texas State Board of Education Denies Global Warming Science

The Texas State Board of Education has just issued a new decision to require the teaching of arguments against the existence of global warming. That’s right — global warming deniers on the SBOE are peddling their anti-science propaganda to our … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-5-2009

Fifty-Seven Percent (57%) of U.S. Voters Favor a Military Response to North Korea’s Missile Test – Fifty-seven percent (57%) of U.S. voters nationwide favor a military response if North Korea tested a long-range missile. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4-3-2009

Glenn Beck Mocks Obama’s Aunt – So, President Barack Obama’s aunt was recently granted a reprieve from an immigration judge in her asylum case, which has been ongoing since 2002. Time for a substantive discussion on immigration policy? NO! This … Continue reading

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Employee Free Choice Act – Ron Paul and I Disagree

In late March, I received the following response from Congressman Ron Paul to my request to support the EFCA: Dear Mr. Hailey: Thank you for contacting my office regarding my position on collective bargaining. Please be assured, I do support … Continue reading

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