Monthly Archives: October 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 10-30-2009

  Lack of Health Care Led to 17,000 US Child Deaths – Lack of adequate health care may have contributed to the deaths of some 17,000 US children over the past two decades, according to a study released by the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-27-2009

  Republican National Committee Left Disgusting Posters on Their Web Site for Nearly a Week – The Republican National Committee’s web site included a poster showing Mother Teresa feeding a poor, thin child with a caption underneath that read, “Enabling … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-26-2009

  Wingnuts Quote Satire Piece As Obama ‘Thesis’ – Looks like the wingnuts are so eager to find “proof” for their theories about Obama, they don’t even bother to check the source. Right-wing pundit Michael Ledeen published an item this … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-21-2009

  Glenn Beck’s Idea of ‘Freedom’: Letting Corporations Control What You Read on the Internet – Net neutrality is the fundamental openness principle of the Internet. Whenever you connect to the Internet, net neutrality makes sure that you can connect … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-20-2009

  Republican Congressman Used Scholarship Charity to Fund His Golf Trips; No Scholarships Ever Awarded – The biggest accomplishment so far of U.S. Rep. Steve Buyer’s scholarship foundation has been to send the Indiana congressman to play golf with donors … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-19-2009

  Senator Kyl Doubts People Die From Lack of Health Insurance; But Harvard Study Shows They Do – Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) told NBC’s David Gregory that the war in Afghanistan is a “necessity” but health care reform is not … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-16-2009

  Derivatives Reform Weakened By Two Little-Noticed Amendments – Two little-noticed amendments inserted Wednesday into legislation seeking to strengthen regulation of derivatives will allow private industry to continue to set rules and largely self-regulate, tying the hands of regulators who … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-15-2009

  North Carolina Church to Burn ‘Satan’s Books,’ Including Works of Mother Teresa – A Baptist Church near Asheville, N.C., is hosting a “Halloween book burning” to purge the area of “Satan’s” works, which include all non-King James versions of … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-14-2009

  Many Wealthy Dodge Their Tax Responsibilities by Hiding Income in Overseas Accounts – Thursday is the deadline for Americans to come clean about the money they have hidden offshore, in places like Swiss bank accounts. No one can say … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-12-2009

  Insurance Company Refuses to Cover 4-Month-Old Baby Because He’s Too Fat – Alex Lange is a chubby, dimpled, healthy and happy 4-month-old. But in the cold, calculating numbered charts of insurance companies, he is fat. That’s why he is … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-9-2009

  Rush Limbaugh’s NASA Conspiracy – In a breathless rant during Thursday’s show, Limbaugh claimed NASA’s mission in search of water on the moon is really a trial run for the 30,000-pound “Massive Ordnance Penetrator” bomb being developed by the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-7-2009

  Health Insurance Company WellPoint Sued an Entire State to Increase Profits – Netting $2.5 billion in profits last year wasn’t enough for WellPoint, the nation’s largest health insurance company. Now, WellPoint’s affiliate, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-6-2009

  Michele Bachmann Says Michele Bachmann Will Beat Democrats to Death to Pass Health Reform – In a Fox News radio interview Monday, when asked whether the House Democratic leadership would give members of their party “Christmas tree ornaments” in … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-5-2009

  Conservative Bible Project to Change Bible to Make it Less Liberal – The eager young men at Conservapedia are p.o.’d that the Bible might be seen as too liberal. So they’ve come up with the Wiki-style Conservative Bible Project, … Continue reading

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Right-wing Authoritarian Belief in Strict Punishment Produces Domestic Terrorists – Who’s Protecting America?

Within the Conservatives without Conscience, there is an extremist group – “The fringe of the fringe.” This group was raised within the ideal Strict Father Model and taught to accept authority without question. Their parental authority uses strong physical punishment to enforce what he believes is right. Their religious authority uses politics to create a culture war and identify the enemies of their imaginary theocratic America. Their media authority names their enemies and defines their failures. Their economic authority makes sure the religious and media authoritarians are funded even when they can’t make it on their own. Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-2-2009

  Glenn Beck Uses Vicks VapoRub to Cry on Cue – Notice that he says, after the Vick’s is applied and it’s not working as fast as he’d like, “My eyes are getting used to it,” which, to me, means … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-1-2009

  What is the American Way: Hoarding by a Few or Providing for the Common Good? – It’s great to know that during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the wealth of the 400 richest Americans, according to … Continue reading

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