Monthly Archives: July 2010

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: The Republican Tea Party Contract on America

  Protecting the Mega Rich and Bleeding the Middle Class – With the recent Republican-sponsored launch of the Tea Party Caucus on Capitol Hill garnering the support of Republican leaders like National Republican Congressional Committee Chair Pete Sessions and Republican … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-30-2010

  Republican Fiscal Policies Are a Bad Investment – According to Moody’s Analytics (hardly a left-wing group), for every dollar of government money spent on extending the Bush tax cuts, there’s only a 32-cent return on investment in terms of … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-29-2010

  Another Right-Wing [Domestic] Terrorist – On Monday, the U.S. attorney in Seattle will ask a judge to give Michael Fenter 13 years for bank robbery and a weapons offense. When Michael Fenter was arrested coming out of a Tacoma … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-28-2010

  Every Republican Senator Voted to Kill the DISCLOSE Act – Yesterday, 40 Republican senators blocked the passage of legislation that would counteract the growing influence of corporations in the wake of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision. The DISCLOSE … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-27-2010

  Rick Perry’s “Shady” Acres Deal – Three years after Gov. Rick Perry’s biggest real estate score, questions persist about whether the governor benefited from favoritism, backroom dealing and influence-buying. The Dallas Morning News found evidence that Perry’s investment was … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-26-2010

  In Rick Perry’s Texas, Only Twenty-Seven Percent of Texans Hold College Degrees – According to a recent report from the College Board, which administers the SAT and AP tests, ranks Texas 40th in the number of people ages 25 … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-23-2010

  Rick Perry Likes the Death Penalty But Doesn’t Care Much for Science or “Experts” – Cameron Todd Willingham was executed in 2004 for a fire that killed his three daughters. Prosecutors argued that Willingham deliberately set the 1991 blaze … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-22-2010 – RWAs Dominate the List

  In Rick Perry’s Texas, Teachers Are Having to Take Second And Third Jobs To Support Their Families – A new survey by researchers at Sam Houston State University shows that the percentage of teachers who held second jobs this … Continue reading

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Nothing but Shirley Sherrod in the News This Week – What’s Up with That?

The Shirley Sherrod story started on Monday with the release of a heavily edited video about a life experience which occurred decades ago. This story was released by a right-wing authoritarian (RWA) web site known for its lies. By Wednesday … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-21-2010

  The Myth of Republicans’ Economic Stewardship – Just days after the Washington Post documented that George W. Bush presided over the worst eight-year economic performance in the modern American presidency, the New York Times in January featured an analysis … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-20-2010 – More RWA Lies

  Conservative Liar Edits Video to Get Good Person Fired – Shirley Sherrod was an employee of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); specifically, the USDA Georgia director of rural development. In a speech to the Georgia chapter of … Continue reading

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RWA Lies Got Us Into Iraq, Killed ACORN, and Almost Killed Health Care Reform – Guess What’s Next

Fearmongering and Noble Lies are primary tools for the right-wing authoritarians (RWA). Just think back to last year and all the RWA fearmongering and lies about health care and how it barely became law. It wasn’t so much about the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-19-2010

  Rick Perry is Lying About Bill White’s Support of Men and Women in Uniform and Their Right to Vote – Bill White has always unequivocally supported the right of men and women in uniform to vote in all elections. … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-16-2010

  Top House Republican Wants Ban on All New Federal Regulations – House GOP Leader John Boehner said he supports a ban on all new federal regulations, after meeting Friday with business lobbyists. Boehner and Illinois Republicans Peter Roskam and … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-14-2010

  Butt-Biting Rick Perry Operative Working Dirty Tricks in Texas – Charles Hurth III has a long history of setting up under-the-radar groups to help Republican operatives game elections. But the most sordid thing about Hurth’s past is not his … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds: Rules for Republicans

Bad Deeds: Rules for Republicans Anything worth doing is worth doing for money. War is good for business. Sell the sizzle, not the steak. When in doubt, lie. If you believe it, they believe it. The best deal is the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-13-2010

Bad Deeds Special Edition: Republicans Want to Take From You and Give to the Rich – The Republican noise machine telling lots of stories to get average Americans to work against themselves in order to benefit the rich. On TV, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-12-2010

Go forth and spread the truth.   Rick Perry’s Texas is Failing Us on Child Hunger – Texas is No. 1 in child hunger. KXAS, the NBC TV affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth, says “Texas leads the nation in child hunger.” … Continue reading

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Things May Get More Expensive – If the CWCs Get Their Way

In a recent conservative without conscience (CWC) email (You know one of those forwarded emails with mixed font and colors, false comparisons, and statements of problems that don’t exist.), there was a list of situations where one might be asked … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds Special: Rick Perry’s Crazy Texas – as Reported by Stephen Colbert

Each of these videos reports on several subjects, so be patient to get to the crazy Republican Texas part. (Some computers have trouble showing these videos, some don’t. I hope it works for you.)   Colbert – The Crazy Texas … Continue reading

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Powerful Nationalism and the Right-wing Authoritarians

One of the categories for this blog is Powerful Nationalism. In a recent Pew Research survey of 1,001 adults, some measures of this powerful nationalism were captured. These metrics confirm what has been posted previously in this blog and add … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-9-2010

A falsehood uncorrected may as well be truth.” – Elon Musk   Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Member and Congressional Republican Want to Raise Taxes on the Poor While Providing Tax Cuts for the Super Rich – The Bush tax … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-8-2010

  Republican Says Fox News Helps Us Get Our Message Out ‘Unfiltered’ – Last month, former Republican Senator George Allen spoke at a luncheon of the conservative Heritage Foundation about how Republicans need to use Fox News as the one … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-7-2010

  Rick Perry Campaign Consultant Named in Ballot Scandal – A document surrendered under court order identifies Rick Perry campaign consultant, Anthony Holm, as a key person working with Green Party leaders to use Republican money to fund a signature … Continue reading

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The Changing Nature of Right-wing Authoritarian Lies – Then and Now

One of the tools used by the right-wing authoritarian (RWA) or “Conservatives Without Conscience” (CWC) leaders (Rep. Senators, Dick Arm…, Rush Lim…, Glenn Be.., Bill O’…, Newt Ging…, Michele Bach…, Sharron Ang…, Ann Coul…,) is the Noble Lie. These lies … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 7-6-2010

  FEC Finds Right-Wing Film Group Free From Disclosure Rules – A little-noticed Federal Election Commission ruling that expands the definition of “media” to include a partisan film production group is the latest in a series of actions eroding legislative … Continue reading

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