Monthly Archives: April 2010

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

Exposing the "Nobile Lie" of Right-wing Authoritarian Trickle Down Economics
Imagine a third bar for just the Koch Brothers
After WW II, we had a powerful middle class, then Reaganomics started their demise.

 

Bad Deeds for 4/30/2010

  Rush Limbaugh Lies About Big Branch Mine – Rush Limbaugh lambasted the Mine Workers (UMWA) for not protecting their members who, he claimed worked at the Upper Big Branch mine in Raleigh County, W.Va., where 29 coal miners were … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4/29/2010

  Voters Conned into Switching to the Republican Party – Since mid-March, at least 99 written complaints have been submitted to state elections officials by Orange County residents who say they were registered to vote Republican without their consent. The … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4/28/2010

  New Oklahoma Law Allows Doctors to Lie About Health of Unborn Babies– A new law in Oklahoma protects doctors from malpractice suits if they decide not to inform the parents of a unborn baby that the fetus has birth … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4/27/2010

  The Party of No … Credibility – American right-wing leaders are responding to complaints about their adherents’ insults, threats, and acts of violence by claiming that such problems occur on the left as well. Of course, they don’t dare … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4/26/2010

  Spill, Baby, Spill; Oil May Affect Louisiana Coast – Oil is leaking from the ruptured well of a large rig that exploded, burnt and sank in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this week, the US Coast Guard said Saturday. … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4/15/2010

  Tea Parties Were Created as a Republican Political Ploy – The Tea Party has been billed as an organic grassroots operation, but a newly uncovered document obtained by Politico suggests the movement has been successfully co-opted as a Republican … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4/12/2010

  Oklahoma Conservatives, Lawmakers Plot Anti-Federal Militia – Frustrated by recent political setbacks, tea party leaders and some conservative members of the Oklahoma Legislature say they would like to create a new volunteer militia to help defend against what they … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4/11/2010

  Huckabee Compares Gays To Drug Users – Former Arkansas governor and current Fox News personality Mike Huckabee gave an interview with the College of New Jersey’s magazine The Perspective in which he made clear that he is just as … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4/9/2010

  Bush, Cheney & Rumsfeld Knew Many Guantanamo Prisoners Were Innocent – Former US president George W. Bush and his top aides were accused Friday of covering up that many Guantanamo Bay detainees were innocent, amid fears releasing them could … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4/8/2010

  Fox News Got Man Worked Up to Make Death Threat According to His Mother – Gregory Giusti was arrested Wednesday afternoon for threatening Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi over recent healthcare legislation. His 83-year-old mother blames Fox News … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4/6/2010

  General Electric and Exxon Mobil Paid No Income Taxes in 2009 – Last week, Forbes magazine published what the top U.S. corporations paid in taxes last year. “Most egregious,” Forbes notes, is General Electric, which “generated $10.3 billion in … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4/4/2010

  Doctor Against Treating Obama Supporters Admits Not Knowing What’s In Health Reform Bill – Dr. Jack Cassell, the Orlando urologist who put a sign on his door letting patients know he doesn’t want to have to treat them if … Continue reading

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Trust Requires Accessibility and Accountability

At the end of today’s GPS on CNN, Fareed Zakaria, posed the following question, “Who do you trust more these days? Government or big business?” I have more trust for our government, as represented by our elected representatives, to do … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4/2/2010

  Doctor Refuses To Treat Obama Supporters – Florida urologist Jack Cassell posted a sign on his office door reading, “If you voted for Obama … seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your health care begin right now, not in … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4/1/2010

First, some Good News:   Raising the Bar: Barney Frank Permanently Bans Staff From Communicating With Aide-Turned-Lobbyist – House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has instituted a permanent ban on committee staff communication with Peter Roberson, an aide … Continue reading

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