Monthly Archives: August 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 8-31-2010

  Five of Seven of Rick Perry’s Chiefs of Staff Have Been Lobbyists – Five of seven of Rick Perry’s chiefs of staff have been lobbyists. Bill White has proposed to prohibit the governor’s senior staff from working on issues … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-30-2010

  Right-Wing Group Tries to Suppress Minority Vote in Bill White Territory – A well-funded right-wing group has emerged in Houston and has begun raising unfounded allegations of widespread voter fraud. A video on their website pictures only people of … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-29-2010

  Putting the Relationship Between Americans, Muslims, and Al Qaeda into Perspective – Should we blame everyone in the big green circle for the actions of those in the little black dot?   Fox News Jumps to Conclusions, Then Tells … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-26-2010

  Rick Perry’s Bomb about Bombs: Perry Lies or He Doesn’t Know Where the Border Lies – In an interview about border security, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told Fox News that bombs exploded in El Paso. “You’ve got bullets hitting … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-25-2010

  Rick Perry: University Regents Jobs Open to the Highest Bidders – Over the past decade, the men and women chosen by Rick Perry to serve as regents of the state’s universities have given his campaigns a total of at … Continue reading

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Choices – Pick one: Jobs or Deaths

There’s a commercial where citizens are complaining about taxes on energy and how that will “kill jobs.” That may be true or just rhetoric. But if these taxes cause the long term reduction in pollution of our air, land and … Continue reading

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Ron Paul Is Right – He Just Didn’t Fully Describe Who’s at Fault.

RE: Ron Paul to Sunshine Patriots: Stop Your Demagogy About The NYC Mosque!,   Representative Paul, I think John Dean, former counsel for Richard Nixon’s White House, best described those inflicting this insult on the nation as “Conservatives WIthout Conscience” – also … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-24-2010

  Rick Perry’s Habitual Secret Keeping – As you probably know, Texas Governor Rick Perry’s schedule for the first six months of 2010 showed an average of seven hours of state work per week and 38 weekdays with “no state … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-23-2010

  Tax Cuts for the Super Rich – Republicans and conservative Democrats have rejected every suggestion that we do more to avoid deep cuts in public services and help the ailing economy, but are eager to cut checks averaging $3 … Continue reading

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Respecting the Beliefs of Others – If Lebanese Can Do It, Why Can’t Americans?

The population of Lebanon is 95 percent Arab and is mostly of the Muslim faith with a large Christian population, but only around 200 Jews: Muslim 59.7% (Shia, Sunni, Druze, Isma’ilite, Alawite or Nusayri), Christian 39% (Maronite Catholic, Greek Orthodox, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-20-2010

  Rick Perry’s Revolving Money Door – Rick Perry says as governor, his job is to make life better for Texas families. One family that’s done well is the Sullivans of Austin, Ray and Leslie, whose political ties to Perry … Continue reading

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Reality and Howard Dean’s Hopeful Optimism

Governor Dean, Your optimism is admirable relative to achieving a compromise between those that have such strong ‘feelings’ over the civic center in NY. However, history shows that right-wing authoritarians (RWA), not just their leaders, don’t compromise. They do not … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-19-2010

  Republicans Insult Democratic Women – The home web page for Minnesota’s Republican District 56 has a video comparing Republican and Democratic women. A musical score of “She’s a Lady” plays, while a parade of young, pretty Republican women (or … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-18-2010

  Rupert Murdoch’s Hypocrisy – Monday, NewsCorp, parent of Fox News, gave $1,000,000 to the Republican Governors Association, making them the organization’s largest single contributor. Rupert Murdoch was singing a different tune back in April when he was confronted at … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-17-2010

  Anti-tax, Anti-Spending Republican Takes Tax Money for Himself – A Republican north Texas state representative who rails against the evils of runaway government spending admitted Monday that he has pocketed thousands of dollars in taxpayer money for travel expenses … Continue reading

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Harry’s Hysteria – Going Over to the Dark Side

Senator Reid, Have you been punked by the Republicans – like so many Democrats have been? Their right-wing authoritarian minions have been controlling the media with their week-after-week of fear mongering and Democrats just line up with the hysterical right … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-16-2010

  Rick Perry Afraid to Interview With Texas Newspaper Editorial Boards – In not-so-shocking news, Rick Perry’s campaign declared that the governor won’t be bothering with newspaper editorial boards before the November election. This was Perry’s modus operandi in the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-13-2010

  For Newt Gingrich, “Family Values” is Just a Phrase He Likes to Use – According to Newt’s second wife Marianne Gingrich: “He asked me to marry him way too early,” she revealed. “And he wasn’t divorced yet [from his … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-12-2010

  Republicans Destroyed U.S. Economy According to Ronald Reagan’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget – David Stockman was director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan. Following are excerpts from an opinion piece … Continue reading

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2010 Midterms – Are We Going to Continue Our National Legalized Trickle-up Ponzi Scheme?

This posting was inspired by an article at Rational Revolution. It takes another look at the disproportionate shift in income to the mega and ultra rich, the disproportionate tax breaks for the mega and ultra rich, and the creation of … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-10-2010

  Conservative Says Einstein’s Theory of Relativity is a Liberal Plot – The Theory of Relativity was Albert Einstein’s formulation in the early 20th century that gave rise to the famous theorem that E=mc2. But if you’re a conservative, like … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-6-2010

  Republican Jobs Plan: Bigger Tax [Breaks] For The Rich – After opposing, stalling, stonewalling and filibustering almost every recession-related bill for the past year, Republican lawmakers have finally proposed a jobs plan of their own: a bigger, more expensive … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-5-2010

A quote worth remembering in these times: “I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.” — Harry S Truman, in Look, Apr. 3, 1956   Republicans Defeat Bill to Aid 9/11 … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-4-2010

  Republican Plan: Bigger Tax Cuts For the [Mega] Rich – After opposing, stalling, stonewalling and filibustering almost every recession-related bill for the past year, Republican lawmakers have finally proposed a jobs plan of their own: a bigger, more expensive … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-3-2010

  In Rick Perry’s Texas, There is Only One Inspector for Every 4,586 Oil and Gas Wells – In Texas, there are 86 inspectors for 394,365 oil and gas wells, including 282,150 active wells. As of May 28, 2010, these … Continue reading

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