Oh those vaunted "first 100 days
," they are finally upon us. Roosevelt's legendary time period has long been applied to new administrations, but never so emphatically or with such hope as to the Obama administration. And now you can follow them! For commentary, there's The First 100 Days
, for mainstream media there's Obama's First 100 Days
, for a comparison between old and new there 100 Days: Starting the Job, From FDR to Obam
a, for new media there's Obama's First 100 Days
, and finally, for a government perspective there's First 100 Days
I smell an idea for an ironic t-shirt...
posted by Cochise
on Jan 22, 2009 -
Corporate Interest Plot to Overthrow US Government.
Approximately 72-years ago
, the predecessor to the House Un-American Affairs Committee
, known as the McCormack-Dickstein Committee
, investigated claims made by Marine Corps General Smedley Butler
that a vast right-wing conspiracy funded by the American Liberty League
) (funded by US Steel, Goodyear, DuPont, Morgan-Stanley, Chase-Manhattan, Remington Arms, and others) with backing from some of America's wealthiest citizens
(such as Al Smith and Irene DuPont) and various Wall Street interests (1930s American Business seemed to be pro-fascism
as a hedge against communists and socialists to protect their own wealth in the face of the Great Depression). Their goal was to overthrow Franklin Delano Roosevelt and install a military dictatorship in order to stop FDR's New Deal and its "redistribution of wealth" and to enact fascist policies to protect the economy and their investments. [more inside]
posted by rzklkng
on Jan 18, 2006 -
is at it again.
Is the fact that he is able to get away with things like this an indication of a backlash against the more open
years of Democrats in the White House?
Is this secretly what the American public wants?
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger
on Jul 10, 2001 -