Monthly Archives: June 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 6-30-2010

  Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell Decides That Homeless Veterans Do Not Deserve Assistance – As Sen. Patty Murray’s (D-Wash.) office explained, her Homeless Women Veterans and Homeless Veterans With Children Act would “expand assistance for homeless women veterans and homeless … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-29-2010

  Republicans Are Opposing Responsible Natural Gas Operations – Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a means of natural gas extraction employed in deep natural gas well drilling. Once a well is drilled, millions of gallons of water, sand and proprietary chemicals … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-28-2010

  Former Rick Perry Chief of Staff Led Effort to Get Green Party on Ballot to Siphon Votes From Democrats – A witness testified under oath that a top member of Rick Perry’s inner circle paid him about $12,000 to … Continue reading

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Where is the Right-wing Authoritarian Triad Taking Us?

This blog tracks where we are going by documenting the characteristic categories of the minority right-wing authoritarians (RWA) in the United States. The RWAs are part of our political system and are currently represented by the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-23-2010

  What Recession? – The world’s millionaires and billionaires — now totaling 10 million — saw their overall wealth jump 18.9 percent last year, to $39 trillion. At the end of 2009, these “ultra-high net worth individuals” held 35.5 percent … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-21-2010

  More Than 100 U.S. House Republicans Feel Sorry for BP – 100-plus other House members of the Republican Study Committee labeled the $20 billion trust fund for repairing the damage caused by BP a “Chicago-style shakedown” only a day … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-18-2010 – Special Rick Perry is Wrecking Education in Texas Edition

  Rick Perry is Wrecking Education in Texas – As Perry plays partisan politics with our public schools, our students and educators are left without the resources they need for a quality education: · Texas ranks 45th in the country … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-17-2010

  Limbaugh’s Solution to Childhood Hunger: Kids Should ‘Dumpster Dive’ – Responding to an article Wednesday at AOL.com that reports 16 million children will go hungry this summer once free or subsidized school lunches are no longer available, Limbaugh suggested: … Continue reading

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As a Texan, Im Ashamed of Congressman Joe Barton

Mr. Barton, You’re ashamed of BP suffering through a meeting with the President and having to honor their promise to pay “all legitimate claims?” As a homegrown Texan, I’m ashamed of your apology to BP. What could have made you … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-16-2010

  BP Gambled on Shortcuts: Profit First, Safety Last – In a letter to BP CEO Tony Hayward, Reps. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Bart Stupak, D-Mich., noted at least five questionable decisions BP made in the days leading up to … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-14-2010

  Rand Paul Says He Certified; Maybe He Meant to Say “Certifiable” – The national panel that approves doctors as board certified said U.S. Senate Republican candidate Rand Paul isn’t on the list, even though he has campaigned as holding … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-11-2010

  Crazy in Arizona – Videographer Dennis Gilman attended last weekend’s “Phoenix Rising” rally in Phoenix last weekend and made this amazing video. You really have to watch it to believe it. My favorite moment is the woman who believes … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-10-2010

  Chamber Of Commerce Says Taxpayers Should Help Pay For BP Spill Cleanup; Republican Leader Agrees – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce typically doesn’t put itself out there as a big fan of socialism. But that all changes when we’re … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-9-2010

  John Culberson Says Gulf Oil Spill is a ‘Statistical Anomaly’ – In a letter to President Obama, Culberson says that the “Deepwater Horizon incident was a terrible human tragedy with devastating environmental consequences,” but not terrible enough for President … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-8-2010

  Records Show That Rick Perry Did No Scheduled State Work on One-Third of Business Days – The governor’s official work calendar for this year and an open records request showed that Texas Governor Rick Perry performed no scheduled state … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-7-2010

  Arizona City Councilman/Talk-Show Host Doesn’t Like Black or Brown Faces on Mural – The leader of a group of artists says he was ordered to lighten the skin tones of children depicted in an outdoor mural covering two walls … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-4-2010

  People Wishing for American Failure Prior to SpaceX Launch – While waiting for the historic launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket today, spaceflightnow.com was running a live web chat where viewers could ask questions and make comments. Among … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-2-2010

  Arizona Governor Lies About Her Father’s Death – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer made the following comment to The Arizona Republic newspaper while talking about the criticism she has taken since signing the new immigration law that makes it a … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-1-2010

  BP CEO Says There Are No Plumes of Oil; Disregards Scientists – During a tour of a BP PLC staging area for cleanup workers, CEO Tony Hayward said the company’s sampling showed “no evidence” that oil was suspended in … Continue reading

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