Category Archives: Bad Deeds

Examples of American authoritarian activities. “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” Lord Acton (1834-1902), and Washington, D.C. has too much power concentrated in the authoritarian hands. So much power goes bad and Jim summarizes just some of it.

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 for 1-31-2012

Republican Senator Threatens to Block All of President Obama’s Nominees – During an appearance on Chris Matthews, Republican Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) aid that he would bring America down if Democrats didn’t vote to force the American people to live … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-30-2012

Republican Wants to Bring Back Public Hangings – There’s something about a public hanging that strikes me as very oh, I don’t know, “cruel and unusual” and offensive to every last bit of human decency. Not so for North Carolina … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-28-2012

Ron Paul Signed Off on Racist Newsletters in the 1990s, Associates Say – Ron Paul, well known as a physician, congressman and libertarian , has also been a businessman who pursued a marketing strategy that included publishing provocative, racially charged … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-24-2012

Swiss Mitt! – Mitt Romney Tax Returns Released: Paid Just 13.9% Rate In 2010, below that of most wage-earning Americans, had Swiss bank account. Rick Santorum Campaign Staffer Says It Is Against God’s Will to Have a Female President – … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-23-2012

  The Very Well-to-Do Mitt Romney Wants to Give Himself a Tax Break – Mitt Romney pays a tax rate lower than most middle-class Americans. Even though Mitt is worth as much as $250 million, Republican candidate Mitt Romney believes … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-21-2012

  Civil Rights Voting Score For Republicans in the First Session of the 112th Congress is Dismal – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights has released their report on the voting record for the first session of the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-17-2012

  On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Romney Campaigning With Anti-Immigrant Official Tied to Hate – On a day set aside to honor civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., Mitt Romney plans to tout his extreme immigration positions during … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-16-2012

  The Republican Party’s History With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Today, we celebrate the life of a truly great man, who — armed only with his bravery and powerful words — brought Jim Crow to its knees. It’s … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-11-2012

  Rick Santorum Used $100,000 of Pennsylvania Tax-Payer’s Money to Home School His Kids in Virginia – Santorum has campaigned on the fact that his seven kids have been home-schooled. Between 2001 and 2004, a Pennsylvania cyber charter school allowed … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1-1-2012

  Another Galveston County Republican Elected in 2010 Now in Hot Water (It’s Like a Bad Parade) – A League City lawyer elected as a county court judge lost a libel lawsuit against his then-estranged wife’s attorney, but the attorney’s … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-30-2011

  93-Year-Old Tennessee Woman Who Cleaned State Capitol for 30 Years Denied Voter ID – A 93-year-old Tennessee woman who cleaned the state Capitol for 30 years, including the governor’s office, says she won’t be able to vote for the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-26-2011

  Fox News Guest’s Ugly Racist Remark About President Obama – Fox News continued its pattern of directing attacks with racist undertones at President Barack Obama on Thursday night when Brent Bozell of the conservative Media Research Center said that … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-23-2011

  Contributor to Republican National Committee Faked Military Record to Obtain More Than $6 Million in Government Contracts – The United States Attorney’s Office District of Kansas indicted 69-year-old Warren K. Parker, a contributor to the Republican National Committee, for … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-21-2011

  Boehner’s Office Cuts Off C-SPAN Cameras as Republicans Take Verbal Beating – As Rep. Stenny Hoyer (D-MD) attempted to call for a vote to extend a payroll tax cut to middle class and working Americans, his Republican colleagues adjourned … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-19-2011

  Rick Perry Starts Drawing $90,000 Annual Retirement while Teachers and Other State Workers Suffer – Rick Perry — who isn’t stepping down as governor — nevertheless was able to officially “retire” this year for benefits purposes, a move that … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-15-2011

  Republican Operative Guilty of Voter Suppression – A jury has found a former aide to Gov. Bob Ehrlich guilty of conspiring to suppress the black vote by using robocalls during last year’s gubernatorial election. The robocalls went out to … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds: ALEC

  Right-wing States Rights – Conservatives talk a lot about how states should retain their individual control over how they handle issues. But at the same time, they are attempting to secretly impose one-size-fits-all legislation at the state level through … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-8-2011

  New Bill Allows Military To Detain You Indefinitely – It’s a bad sign when George W. Bush’s defense team thinks that a military bill goes too far in violating your rights. But we’ve got just that with the passing … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-7-2011

  Romney Spent Nearly $100,000 to Hide His Records – Mitt Romney spent nearly $100,000 in state funds to replace computers in his office at the end of his term as governor of Massachusetts in 2007 as part of an … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-4-2011

  Galveston County Judge Presides Over Legal Cases With No Law Experience and Only 46 Hours of Training – In Texas, county judges are primarily administrators who sit on County Commissioners Court. They are not expected to handle criminal matters. … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-30-2011

  Mitt Romney Puts “Political Implications” Ahead of the Lives of 11 Million People – At a debate last week Mitt Romney placed himself further to the right on immigration than any presidential candidate in recent history. He said he … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-21-2011

  Republicans Try to Reduce Postal Service, Kill Postal Workers’ Union – Last month, anti-worker Republicans quietly pushed H.R. 2309 through Committee vote, mandating $3 billion in cuts to the U.S. Postal Service. The bill would close facilities, end door-to-door … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-13-2011

  Republican Texas State Rep. Joe Driver to Plead Guilty to Felony – State Rep. Joe Driver, who candidly acknowledged pocketing taxpayer reimbursements for travel paid by his campaign, will enter a guilty plea on abuse-of-office charges, a third-degree felony, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-8-2011

  Galveston County Democratic Chair Was Denied His Right to Vote Today – From Lloyd Criss: Today I went to my voting precinct today at City Hall in La Marque to vote on the Constitutional amendments. I produced my voter … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-3-2011

  Republican Committee in Virginia E-mails Graphic Featuring a Zombie President Barack Obama With a Bullet Hole in His Forehead – A Halloween-themed graphic featuring a zombie President Barack Obama with a bullet hole in his forehead provoked widespread outrage … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds: Republicans Blocking Measures

  Republicans Blocking Measures That Would Be Good for America – Here’s just a short list of some of the bills that Republicans have blocked, or attempted to block, since Obama became President: Tax on Companies That Ship Jobs Overseas … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds: Why Are the Brothers Who Bankroll the Tea Party Against Regulation of Pollution?

Koch Brothers and Cancer in Arkansas New Film Exposes Connection Between the Kochs and a Small Community Dying of Cancer Suffering in the Shadow of Koch’s Dangerous Chemical Plants Film Alleges Koch Industries’ Dumping of Toxic Chemicals is Killing People … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-29-2011

  House Republicans’ Spending Cuts Destroyed 370,000 Jobs – Last spring the GOP succeeded in passing massive spending reductions as part of a continuing resolution that kept the government operating. According to a new report from the Center for American … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds: Texas State Rep. Larry Taylor Scores 0% on His Consumer Protection Legislation Voting Record

  29 bills; 28 votes unfavorable to consumers; 1 vote “present, not voting” Access to the Courts – Cut off all debate and precluded any amendments on major so-called tort “reform” legislation, which further restricts citizens’ legal rights and remedies. … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-22-2011

  Every Republican Senator Voted Against the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act – Late Thursday night, the U.S. Senate held a critical vote on the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act. Sadly, because of political … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-17-2011

  Exxon Aims to Bail on Payments for Valdez Damage – It’s been more than 22 years since the Exxon Valdez dumped 10 million gallons of crude into Alaska’s Prince William Sound, but you don’t have to look very hard … Continue reading

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Bad Deed: Herman Cain Connections To Koch Brothers

  Pizza Magnate Herman Cain Making Delivery To Koch Brothers – Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has cast himself as the outsider, the pizza magnate with real-world experience who will bring fresh ideas to the nation’s capital. But Cain’s economic … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-11-2011

  Republican/Libertarian Senator Rand Paul is Blocking Pipeline Safety Legislation – Republican Sen. Rand Paul is single-handedly blocking legislation that would strengthen safety rules of oil and gas pipelines, despite the fact that the bill has industry support simply because … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-19-2011

  Republican Redistricting Committee Member Lied About His Involvement in Redrawing His District – In April, during floor debate on the state house redistricting proposal, Republican State Representative and member of the House Committee on Redistricting Aaron Pena emphatically and … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-16-2011 – Texas Race to the Bottom

  Republican Wants to Give Charter Schools a Free Pass – An amendment by Rep. Steve King, Republican of Iowa, to H.R. 2218, the Federal Charter Bill, would have removed a requirement that the performance of low-income and minority students … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-13-2011

  Texas Cut Volunteer Fire Dept. Spending By 75% – According to KVUE (Austin ABC News affiliate) the state of Texas, with Rick Perry as governor, cut funding for volunteer fire departments from thirty million a year to just seven … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 9-10-2011

  Ann Coulter Says Kindergarten Teachers Are Useless and Overpaid – On Wednesday morning’s “Fox & Friends,” Coulter said Teamsters Union president James Hoffa used to represent truck drivers and pipefitters. She said, “Now he’s representing public school teachers? Kindergarten … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds: Koch Brothers and Other Billionaires Know What’s Best for Our Children’s Education

  At Secret Billionaires Conference, School Teachers Are Announced as the Next Major Target – Charles and David Koch are co-owners of Koch Industries, an energy and chemical conglomerate inherited from their father that is currently America’s second-largest privately held … Continue reading

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Bad Deed: Chris Christie – The Authoritarian Governor Brags to His Rich Friends

  How to be a One-Man Dictator in America – At a secret billionaires conference hosted by the Koch Brothers, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recalled discussing the 2009 budget with his aides shortly after taking office. He claimed to … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 8-6-2011

  Republicans Determined to Hold FAA Reauthorization Hostage Again This Friday – Republicans in Congress will do anything they can to make it harder for workers to form unions. Last month they shut down the FAA when they attempted to … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds Special: Worst Governors in America

Cast your vote for the worst here. Gov. Scott Walker Wisconsin Eliminated collective bargaining rights for most public employees Enacted laws restricting voting rights Passed a budget that cuts services and gives tax breaks to the wealthy Turned down funding … Continue reading

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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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