Monthly Archives: August 2009

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

“Can There Really Be Fascist People In A Democracy?”
Libertarians are stealthily taking over America.

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

 

Bad Deeds for 8-31-2009

  The Republican Death Machine – Sen. Charles Grassley rammed the GOP’s most astonishing pro-death policy through the Senate in 2001. The estate-tax revision he championed reduces the estate tax to zero next year. But it includes an expiration clause … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-28-2009

  Man Holding “Death to Obama” Sign Outside Town Hall Meeting on Health Care – A man was holding a sign reading “Death to Obama” Wednesday outside a town hall meeting on health care reform in Hagerstown, Md. Washington County … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-26-2009

  Failed Texas Bank Lied About Housing Losses According to Former Executive – Craig Wolfe, who served previously as vice president for loss mitigation at Houston-based Franklin Bank, claimed in a whistleblower letter prior to the failure that others at … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-25-2009

  Real Anti-Cap and Trade Grassroots Were Evicted From Energy Citizens Rally in Houston – The Energy Citizens’ rallies are really energy company picnics. The Houston rally was attended ONLY by energy company employees and retirees (at least that’s the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-24-2009

Insurers Have 50,000 of Their Employees Lobbying Congress to Claim Their Profits Are Fair – A spokesman for America’s Health Insurance Plans, the industry’s trade group, admitted in an article published Monday that as many as 50,000 industry employees are … Continue reading

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American Health Care Emergency – Winning Health Insurance Reform

The following was based on a new article by George Lakoff. Populating the Administration with people from inside the beltway will help in some ways and hurt in others. Progressives are losing the health care reform effort because the inside … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-21-2009

Michael Bloomberg Has No Idea of What “Don’t Make a Lot of Money” Means – Billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical companies and their chief executives on Friday, declaring that they “don’t make a lot of … Continue reading

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Bad Deed for 8-20-2009

Bush Administration Pushed to Raise Terror Alert for Re-election According to Tom Ridge – Tom Ridge, the first head of the 9/11-inspired Department of Homeland Security, reveals in his new book that he was never invited to sit in on … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-19-2009

Analysis Shows Republican Statements on Health Care Mostly False – As seen from the graphs below, the claims of Republicans and opponents of health care are much more likely to be false than true. Overall, 76% of their claims are … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-18-2009

  To My Conservative Friends, I cannot even begin to consider your view that America is a Christian nation until we have universal health care. Jesus said we should care for the sick. Period. Who would Jesus decline care to? … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-17-2009

  Conservatives Long for “The Good Old Days” – What were those good old days without government interference when we had those freedoms the Constitution promised us and before the government took them away?….Let me think — (as nostalgic harp … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-14-2009

  The Rich Have Gotten Much Richer and You Got Almost Nothing – Income inequality in the United States is at an all-time high, surpassing even levels seen just before the Great Depression. the top .001 percent of American earners … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-13-2009

Lou Dobbs Promoting Hate and Inciting Violence Towards Howard Dean – CNN pundit Lou Dobbs, speaking about Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean on August 10, said that the “bloodsucking liberal” could only be stopped by “a stake through his … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for: 8-12-2009

Former Health Insurance Company Executive Admits Insurance Firms Very Much Behind Town Hall Disruptions – Health insurance companies deserve “a great deal of the blame” for the sometimes violent disruptions to town hall meetings on health care, says a former … Continue reading

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My Greatest Fear

Al Qaeda: noun, from Arabic, translation: The Base. Al Qaeda is not a single organization but rather a network of militant groups with similar interests. Osama bin Laden, using what he learned from the CIA, founded The Base to organize, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-11-2009

The “Death Panel” Already Exists! – When insurance companies deny coverage to critically ill patients because of what they deem “pre-existing conditions,” they sentence those people to misery and often death. And that has nothing to do with proposed health … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-10-2009

Newt Gingrich Makes Stuff Up About Health Care Reform That We Don’t Want Either – On ABC’s This Week, Newt Gingrich said, “Blah, blah, lie, Obama, blah, lie, health care, lie, lie, blah, blah. To which Stephanopoulos responded: “But that’s … Continue reading

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“You Don’t Have Health Insurance” – Unless You Are Over 65

When you purchase auto, home, or flood insurance, you are covered as long as you pay your premiums. If you suffer a catastrophic loss, you’re coverage will save you from bankruptcy. James Kwak put it this way in his recent … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-7-2009

Republicans Cause Increase in Manufacturing (of Lies, That Is) – I am as happy as anyone at signs of an economic recovery. But I confess to having mixed feelings about the resurgence of the wing-nut industry. They are following the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-6-2009

We Will All Pay Dearly if Health Care Reform is Not Enacted – Every American has a direct stake in health care reform. Every citizen faced with soaring health care bills, every one of the 14,000 who lose their health … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-5-2009

The Return of the Brooks Brothers Brigade Terrorists – Remember when the manual 2000 Bush-Gore recount in Miami-Dade County was shut down shortly after screaming, shoving, fist-waving, intimidating protestors arrived at Miami’s recount center? It turned out that these protesters … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-4-2009 – Healthcare Hooligans for Hire

Health Care Town Halls Being Sabotaged by Well-Funded and Instructed Corporate Hooligans – Corporate lobbyists are organizing far right hooligan tactics to disrupt civic meetings about health care reform. This is the organized use of intimidation. This is orchestrated outrage. … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-3-2009

Republican Party Cites Huge Cost of Lying About Health Care Reform – A top Republican Party official said today that President Obama’s health care plan would be ruinous to the U.S. economy because of the ballooning cost of negative advertising … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-2-2009

Many People Are Easily Misled; Don’t Help Spread the Lies – At a recent town hall meeting, a man stood up and told Representative Bob Inglis to “keep your government hands off my Medicare.” The congressman tried to explain that … Continue reading

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Richard Bruce – Could He Become America’s Hitler?

If Bruce became President of the United States, what would become of America? Decide for yourself. Bruce on the use of torture for the enemy – “The seeds of Abu Ghraib’s rotten fruit were sown by civilians at the highest … Continue reading

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