Monthly Archives: July 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.

 

A Health Care Two Parter …

Part I: Why do they fear a public insurance plan? We keep hearing that a pubic option will be far too expensive, can’t possibly work because it’s run by the Government and that it will kill the private sector health … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-30-2009

Glenn Beck Has Meltdown Over Protecting Turtles And Otters That Don’t Carry Guns – It’s a challenge to keep being surprised by what Glenn Beck says, but watch the video at the link. Beck declares that funds to protect turtles … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-28-2009

Conservatives Lie About What They Said (Again) – When the Dow was down below 7,000, Republicans couldn’t stop citing it as ‘proof’ that President Obama’s economic plans had failed. Now that the Dow is in 9,000 territory — up well … Continue reading

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A Refutation of Reagan’s Supply Side Economics – What Trickle Down?

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. From William Butler Yeats’, The Second Coming   Besides not wanting to completely … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-23-2009

Republican Senator Says at Least Half Our Opposition to Health Care is Just Plain Politics – Half the Republicans’ opposition to a public health care option comes not from policy differences with the Democrats, or fundamental philosophical differences about the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-22-2009

Poll: Just Six Percent of Scientists are Republicans – Now, why would that be? Scientists deal with facts; Republicans deal with … Oh, never mind.   The States That Voted Republican in the 2008 US Presidential Election Tend to be … Continue reading

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CWCs Are Not About Healthcare – Their About Profit and Defeating President Obama

Senator Jim DeMint, R SC, succinctly laid out what is important to the Republican Party on a conference call to fellow conservatives[ without conscience (CWCs)]. He said, “If we’re able to stop Obama on this (health care) it will be … Continue reading

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Restoring the Rule of Law or Complacency to Apathy to Bondage – Mr. Holder’s Choice

Mr. Holder, Every time the executive branch of our federal government erodes the rule of law, our nation takes one more step toward its end. To delay that end, there must be a thorough and complete investigation of any laws … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds For 7-9-2009

  Accused of Returning to Terrorism, Former Gitmo Detainee Turns Out to be a Respected Afghan Politician – A former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was named by the Pentagon as one of 74 former captives who returned to terrorism after … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-8-2009

Texas Gov. Perry May Appoint Rightwing Extremist to Head State Board of Education – The Houston Chronicle reports Gov. Rick Perry is seriously considering nominating Cynthia Dunbar to lead the State Board of Education. According to the Houston Chronicle: In … Continue reading

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Indefinite Detention Rates only a “Huge Pause”

Mr. Presidnet, I am writing to you concerning indefinite detention of suspected criminals/terrorists. On July 3, you told the Associated Press that the idea of indefinite detention gave you” huge pause.” However, huge pause does not mean you oppose it … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-7-2009

  Health Care Industry Has Hired Over 350 Lobbyists (Enough to Make You Sick) – The health care industry, in its attempt to influence the debate over health care reform, has hired at least 350 former government staffers and former … Continue reading

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Freedom Isn’t Free – What Are We Willing to Pay For It?

Before deciding what freedom is worth to us in this time of financial catastrophe and preemptive war, let’s take a look at what freedom was worth to another generation of Americans. The table below shows the U.S. tax rates and … Continue reading

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Total Gangster Government vs. Total Gangster Corporatism

I made the following statements at the end of an exchange with a libertarian coworker on one of current favorite fear phrases of Conservatives without Conscience – Gangster Government. Here is how I see our disagreement. You believe free enterprise … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-3-2009

  Swiss Bank Helped Rich Americans Evade Taxes – Swiss bank UBS AG “systematically and deliberately” violated U.S. law by dispatching private bankers to recruit wealthy Americans interested in evading taxes, the Justice Department said in a court filing Tuesday. … Continue reading

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