Monthly Archives: June 2011

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 6-28-2011

  The Wealthy Are Doing Better Than Ever, While Everyone Else Suffers [Here is a sampling of the information on 15 statistics:] The wealthiest 1% of all Americans now own more than a third of all the wealth in the … Continue reading

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Authoritarian Plan to End American Democracy – The Powell Memo

While reading Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism by Henry Giroux, I learned about another element of America’s growing authoritarianism – The Powell Memo, by Lewis F. Powell on August 23, 1971. Mr. Giroux makes the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-23-2011

  Texas House GOP Caucus Head Plays Hooky in the Bahamas – The leader of Republican Caucus, Rep. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, admitted Wednesday that he’s been missing work while on a family vacation in the Bahamas as the Texas House … Continue reading

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The “Empathy Deficit” and the Growth of American Authoritarianism

The following is a letter I sent to President Obama via their contact page at the White House. In 2006, you spoke about the “empathy deficit.” You said, “There’s a lot of talk in this country about the federal deficit. … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-18-2011

  Republicans Attempting to Cut the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program – One proposal being considered in Congress this week is a $833 million cut from the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. (You can find information about WIC … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-15-2011

    Republicans Voted to Decrease Our Nation’s Terrorism Countermeasures – With the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for 2012, or HR 2017, Republicans voted to decrease our nation’s countermeasures to ensure citizens’ safety. The bill plans for the Science and … Continue reading

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Authoritarians – The Hyper Dead, Still Alive as Avatars of Death and Cruelty?

Listed below is a portion of the introduction for Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism by Dr. Henry A. Giroux. This book is a good update for the authoritarianism which John Dean discussed in Conservatives Without … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-12-2011

  Republicans Putting Up Fake Democrats to Run in Wisconsin Recall Elections – The Republican Party of Wisconsin admitted Monday that they planned to run candidates as Democrats in this summer’s recall elections. Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Government Accountability … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-11-2011

  Dwyane Wade, LeBron James Mock Dirk Nowitzki’s Fever Before Game 5 of NBA Finals – After Miami’s pregame shootaround, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James mocked the fever Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki had during Game 4 of the NBA Finals. … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-10-2011

  Rick Perry to Hold Event With Hate Group – Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a long history of using faith as a political weapon to divide voters. But his decision to host a Christians-only prayer event in Houston on … Continue reading

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Bad Deed: New Texas House Bill Would Take Even More Money From Public Education

Late on Monday night, a Texas House committee took testimony on a massive school voucher bill that would siphon billions of tax dollars away from already cash-strapped public schools to pay for tuition at private and religious schools. This legislation … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-6-2011

  Republicans Give Bonuses to Staffs While Urging Fiscal Restraint For Others – Six anti-spending House Republicans from the Greater Houston area handed their congressional staffs generous bonuses – some exceeding $4,000 – at the end of 2010 when the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-5-2011

  Republicans Continue Their Attack on Public Education in Texas – Rep. Rob Eissler, Republican of The Woodlands, is trying to pass his package of bad policy ideas in piecemeal fashion during the special session that began May 31. His … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-3-2011

  Republican Priorities: On With the Destruction! – Right now, there are a lot of American without jobs. And a lot of those with jobs get low pay and no benefits. But quick! Medicare might start having funding problems in … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-2-2011

  Republican Governor Who Tells People to Sacrifice Took $2,500 Helicopter Ride to Son’s Baseball Game – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s image as a cost-cutter may have started cracking the moment he boarded a state police helicopter to get … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds Special: Texas Republicans Have Decided They Need to Do More Damage to Our Schools

  Texas Republicans Have Decided They Need to Do More Damage to Our Schools – The Texas Legislature convened Tuesday for a Special Session to try and pass the enforcement tools necessary to cut public education funding by $4 billion, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 6-1-2011

  Republicans Hold America’s Financial Health and Credit Rating Hostage – In yet another act of political terrorism, the latest Republican plot is to hold our nation’s honor and good credit hostage until Democrats join the Republican assault on Medicare. … Continue reading

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