Monthly Archives: August 2011

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 8-31-2011

  Rick Perry Became a Millionaire While Serving in Office; Giving Favors to Chums – Since his first race for office more than a quarter century ago, Gov. Rick Perry has emphasized his roots as a rural farmer. Yet Perry’s … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-29-2011

  Republican Requests Funds From Program He Voted to Kill – Metrolink spokesperson Sherita Coffelt said the railroad crossing at Spring Road near High Street will be upgraded to enhance safety for rail, vehicles, pedestrians and commercial property patrons. The … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-28-2011

  Rick Perry Traded the Health and Safety of Texans for Campaign Cash – Harold Simmons, a Dallas mega-billionaire industrialist who has donated well over a million dollars to Perry’s campaign committees recently. With Perry’s eager assistance — and despite … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-26-2011

  Rick Perry Sought State Profits from Death Speculation on Teachers – According to the notes of a meeting in 2003, which were authenticated by a meeting participant, the Perry administration wanted to help Wall Street investors gamble on how … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-25-2011

  Republican Congresspersons Charging Their Constituents to Attend Town Hall Meetings – Congressmen like Paul Ryan (R-WI) Ben Quayle (R-AZ) and Chip Cravaack (R-MN), instead of hosting their own constituent town hall meetings, are having events hosted for them by … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-24-2011

  Quake Sensors Removed Around Virginia Nuke Plant Due to Budget Cuts – A nuclear power plant that was shut down after an earthquake struck central Virginia Tuesday had seismographs removed due to budget cuts. U.S. nuclear officials said that … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-23-2011

  “Pro-Life” Kansas Governor Cuts Funding for Dying Infants – Republican Governor Sam Brownback respond? He is gutting the agency responsible for child protective services, child support enforcement, and child, adult and family well being services, after a failed attempt … Continue reading

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Rick Perry – Future Commnader-in-Chief?

In my previous post, I stated: Domestic terrorism from the evangelical, government-is-evil, right-wing authoritarians (RWA) could start a second American Civil War … Based on the various conservative-without-conscience, authoritarian, strict-father, statements by the governor of the single-party state of Texas, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-15-2011

  Tea Partiers Cheer the Downgrade of America’s Credit Rating – At a tea party rally in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, the Tea Party Express rolled into that northeastern city. The most shocking moment of the event wasn’t the vitriol … Continue reading

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The Arab Spring and America’s Winter – Where the Authoritarians Are Taking Us, If We Let Them

In several Arab countries, citizens have been demonstrating and demanding their authoritarian governments be replaced with a democratic form of government. In America, citizens have ceded control of their democracy to a hateful minority of right-wing authoritarians. As democracy is … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-8-2011

  Republican-Controlled House Subcommittee Cuts NASA Funding – Last week, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee cut NASA’s funding to $16.8 billion last week, which is $1.6 billion below last year’s level, and $1.9 billion below … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-6-2011

  Americans for Prosperity Sends Out Ballots With Late Return Date to Democrats – Something is rotten in the state of Wisconsin — and the Koch-backed advocacy group Americans for Prosperity is behind it. The second round of state Senate … Continue reading

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What is Your Fair Share of American Citizenship Dues and Why Should You Pay?

In my previous article, I pointed out how significant revenue helped to not only reduce our massive WWII debt, but also created jobs through building national infrastructure, providing college educations to millions of GIs, and paying for several trips to … Continue reading

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