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MSNBC: Mark Ames and Yasha Levine
Broke the Koch Brothers' Takeover of America

Poor Rick Perry: At last week’s Republican debate, he unveiled yet another “enemy” that a President Perry would destroy for America–but no one paid attention. Gov. Perry’s newest monster he’s vowed to slay is the TSA union, targeted for the same destruction by Perry as Social Security, climate change science, Iran, and three other federal agencies TBA later.

Here’s the quote from last week’s debate in which Perry vowed that as president, he would vanquish the TSA union dragon:

“I would privatize [TSA] as soon as I could and get rid of the unions.” (more…)

November 28th, 2011 | Comments (25)

Teagagged! Born In Offshore Drilling, Tea Party Protest Silenced Over Organizers' Links To 2008 "Drill Here! Drill Now!" Campaign

This article was first published in Alternet. Why are the hoppin’-mad Teabaggers so oddly quiet these days, ever since the BP oil disaster? That’s what Thomas Frank, author of What’s The Matter With Kansas? asked last week in his column, “Laissez-faire…

June 13th, 2010 | Comments (30)

Washington Post Links FreedomWorks, Tea Party, Koch Family, Only 5 Months After Ames & Levine

News Flash! Five months after Yasha Levine and I broke the story linking the rightwing billionaire-PR nexus between FreedomWorks, the Koch family, CNBC, Eric Odom and the Tea Party movement, the Washington Post finally caught up with us. In an article…

August 16th, 2009 | Comments (11)

Billionaire Cannibals Murder 22,000 Americans Every Year

This article first appeared in Alternet. The right-wing anti-Obama-care movement is OK with killing off tens of thousands of Americans each year. That’s what this is all about: The right-wingers and their corporate sponsors are protecting a medieval and violent…

August 13th, 2009 | Comments (41)

Colonel Klink's Tea Party Martyr: Uninsured Anti-Obamacare Thug Begs For Medical Care Handouts

St. Gladney de St. Louis clutches a “Don’t Tread On Me” flag and suffers quietly… Those Tea Party thugs are a lot like Colonel Klink’s Nazis: they’d be funny in a cheap sitcom way if they weren’t causing the rest…

August 10th, 2009 | Comments (13)


VICTORVILLE, CA—It was a clear bright day, but the desert wind was roaring, chilling the air to what felt like the freezing point, when I got to the Victorville, California, Tea Party protest. I arrived late for the noontime protest,…

April 17th, 2009 | Comments (19)

How FreedomWorks Gave The Teabaggers A Dirty Sanchez

This afternoon, groups of angry conservatives will gather on street corners and in parks across the country to protest. They will carry signs and deliver speeches expressing outrage over the Democrats’ stimulus bill, over entitlements, over budget pork, over taxes….

April 15th, 2009 | Comments (35)