Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

Imagine a third bar for just the Koch Brothers
Imagine a third bar for just the Koch Brothers
After WW II, we had a powerful middle class, then Reaganomics started their demise.

 

Bad Deed for 5-29-2011: Texas Republicans Pass Budget That Hurts School Children and the Sick

  Not one cent of rainy day fund used despite critical situation for schools. – By a vote of 20 to 11 in the Senate and 97 to 53 in the House on Saturday evening, the Texas 82nd Regular Legislature … Continue reading

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Senator and Congressman Paul Favor Corporate Freedom of Choice Over Citizen Freedom of Choice

Sometimes, when either Libertarian Ron or Rand Paul are questioned on particular situations that driven by their general politics beliefs, they contradict themselves. In response to questions by Chris Mathews concerning the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Ron Paul responded, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-26-2011

Texas Republicans Want to Protect Big Insurance Companies and TWIA, But Not People – The Texas Legislature is considering passing two House bills that would give big insurance companies immunity for deceptive practices against you as a policyholder, are Rep. … Continue reading

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Republican Senators – Shameless, Spineless, or Without Conscience?

RE: Most Republican Senators voted yesterday to pass the Paul Ryan Budget Plan for the wealthy. Tonight, I sent the following note to Texas Senator Cornyn, who voted for the plan: Transferring more wealth to the top 2 percent by … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-22-2011

  Saturday Sneak Attack Would Hand Neighborhood Schools Over to Private Operators – State Rep. Mike Villarreal, Democrat of San Antonio, made a shockingly bad surprise amendment on Saturday afternoon to SB 738, a bill he’s sponsoring in the House … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-19-2011

  We Could Have Had Jobs for Every American, But Republicans Chose Gifts to the Rich – In December, Republicans demanded – and won – an extension of Republican tax cuts for the rich, costing $858 billion over two years. … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds of the Koch Brothers

The following is condensed from a ten-page, detailed article on the Koch (pronounced Coke) brothers, which appeared in the New Yorker magazine. It shows how much of the senseless noise we hear today is quietly funded and controlled by two … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds of Fox “News”

  FOX News broadcasts rightwing extremist slander, incitement to violence, political propaganda, and outright lies – to promote its rightwing political agenda. Here are some examples: 1. Slander – FOX ran at least 52 segments falsely accusing President Obama of … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-16-2011

  Big Oil Makes an Investment in Congress and It Pays Off – The CEOs from the five major oil companies — which together booked $36 billion in profits in the first quarter of 2011 alone — went to the … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich – President of the United States?

Newt Gingrich is the Ayman al-Zawahiri of the Republican Party. Both are

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Bad Deeds for 5-12-2011

  Boehner’s Policies Are “Anti-Life” According to Catholic Professors – But Mr. Boehner is coming in for a dose of harsh criticism for his policies that violate basic teachings of the Catholic church. More than 75 professors at Catholic University … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-10-2011

  The Republican Plan to Mess With Texas Teachers THE PLAN: Craft a budget that would lead to the layoffs of thousands of teachers and school employees. Cram more kids into classrooms by permanently getting rid of the 22:1 class-size … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-9-2011

  Hostage Situation: John Boehner Threatens to Severely Harm America Unless We Go on an Unhealthy Extended Starvation Diet – In a speech speech Monday night to the New York Economic Club, House Speaker John Boehner said that any legislation … Continue reading

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What’s It Take to Win in 2012? More About ‘We’

It will take winning back the swing/independent/biconceptual/dual voters. They were influenced by the empathetic progressive messages in 2008 and by the fearful conservatives-without-conscience messages in 2010. For 2012, the progressive message should be, “The Country We Believe In.” It should … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 5-1-2011

  Texas Schools Shortchanged in Proposed State Budget – The Texas Senate is heading toward a showdown on the state’s budget for 2012-2013. This budget proposal would impose harsh cuts on public education, health care, and other essential state services … Continue reading

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