Monthly Archives: February 2010

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 2/24/2010

  Joe “You Lie” Wilson Repeats Old Republican Lie – Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) believes that the U.S. has the best health care system in the world. (How many times have you heard that one? – JLV) The congressman made … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/23/2010

  Rep. Steve King To Conservatives: ‘Implode’ IRS Offices – Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told a crowd at CPAC on Saturday that he could “empathize” with the suicide bomber who last week attacked an IRS office in Austin by flying … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/22/2010

  Top 10% Doing Just Great Thanks to the Bottom 90% – Last week I showed you how the wealthy have made out like bandits. Between 2001 and 2007, the 400 richest taxpayers doubled their annual incomes to an average … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/21/2010

  School Spied on Kids at Home via Laptop Computer Webcams – Students in a Philadelphia-area school district have launched a lawsuit accusing their schools of spying on them at home through webcams installed in laptop computers the district gave … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/18/2010

  Tax Rates for Top 400 Earners Fall as Income Soars – The incomes of the top 400 American households soared to a new record high in dollars and as a share of all income in 2007, while the income … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/17/2010

  Texas Triumph of Ignorance (Texas, Meet the Flintstones) – Nearly a third of Texans believe humans and dinosaurs roamed the earth at the same time, and more than half disagree with the theory that humans developed from earlier species … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/16/2010

  Limbaugh Stays on the Ugly Side – During his Feb. 15 broadcast, Rush Limbaugh spun his reality-bending spiel after suggesting that big-box retail chain Walmart lobbies Washington lawmakers to keep Obama from “nationalizing” them — a statement that, if … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/15/2010

  Stimulus Foes See Value in Seeking Stimulus Cash: Pet Projects Irresistible to Lawmakers – More than a dozen Republican lawmakers, while denouncing the stimulus to the media and their constituents, privately sent letters to the U. S. Dept. of … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/12/2010

  Rewriting History – At their recent meeting, Texas State Board of Education member Don McLeroy proposed amendment after amendment on social issues to the document that teams of professional educators had drawn up over 12 months, in what would … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/11/2010

  Limbaugh to Republican Party: ‘Be proud of being the party of no’ – President Obama has asked Republican leaders to meet for a bipartisan summit to discuss health care legislation. Rush Limbaugh warned Republicans this was merely a “trap,” … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/10/2010

  Sir John Houghton Misquoted Climate-Change Skeptics have been quoting Sir John Houghton, who played a critical role in establishing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), as saying, “Unless we announce disasters, no one will listen.” The quotation has … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/9/2010

  Republican Officials Call Bush Administration Liars – Last week, several top Republican officials accused Obama Attorney General Holder of essentially fabricating a claim that the Bush administration’s Department of Justice successfully tried 300 individuals on terrorism-related charges using the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/8/2010

  Scott Brown Says Different Things to Different People – At his first press conference as a U.S. senator, Scott Brown (R, MA) took another chance to side with the most orthodox conservatives, falsely claiming that the Recovery Act has … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/7/2010

  Have You Been Bamboozled by Bamboo Fabrics? – In their haste to capitalize on the recent interest in environmentally-friendly clothing, seventy-eight companies allegedly sold clothing and other textile products that are labeled and advertised as “bamboo,” but actually are … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/5/2010

  Invoking ‘Literacy Test,’ Tea Party Opening Speaker Suggests Blacks be Kept From Voting – The opening night speaker at the Tea Party convention suggested a return to a “literacy test” to protect America from presidents like Obama — a … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/3/2010

  Fox Cuts Away in the Middle of Obama Town Hall Live Feed to Air Critic’s Views – For the second time in less than a week, Fox News on Tuesday cut away from a live broadcast of a presidential … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/2/2010

  Neocon’s Idea of Successful Leadership: Bomb Someone Today – Neoconservative scholar Daniel Pipes references 9/11’s catalyzing impact on voter enthusiasm for former President George W. Bush, and says Obama could get the same boost by starting a new conflict … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/1/2010

  Republicans Signal Little [No] Willingness to Meet Obama, Democrats Halfway – Despite White House overtures for congressional Republicans to work with Democrats, GOP leaders indicated Sunday they were unwilling to accept much of what President Barack Obama and the … Continue reading

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