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Nuts For The Nutty: The Squirrels Have Come Home To Roost!

Yesterday, the Senate voted to defund ACORN after the unbelievable footage of tax fraud, human trafficking, prostitution, and underage sex surfaced.  The footage proved that the acceptance of such illegal activity is not just one isolated incident, but rather a nationwide, culture of corruption for this organization.  The Senate voted 83-7 in favor of defunding the group from any other housing grants.  The next requirement from Congress will be a vote on the investigation of ACORN’s books, practices, and its management. The disturbing part of the 83-7 vote is that 7 senators actually believed ACORN should still be in business after this scandal broke!  Those Senators are the following: 

Whitehouse (D-RI)

Burris (D-IL)

Durbin (D-MI)

Sanders (D-VT)

Leahy (D-VT)

Casey (D-PA)

Gillibrand (D-NY)

These senators need to be driven out on a rail in 2010 if their seats are up – how morally bankrupt must one be to continue to back another morally bankrupt organization? 

Many of us knew that something fishy was going on with this group back during the election of 2008.  It’s too bad that we were not made privy of this behavior prior to the election, because ACORN has apparently been working in this manner for years.  Simple curiosity and a desire to actually investigate has brought citizen reporters/activists out of the woodwork since the big named journalists refuse to do their jobs any longer.  Charlie Gibson, who was so pompous and egotistical during the Palin interview, appears to have as much credibility as Alex Trebek who is spoon-fed the answers on note cards.  Gibson was recently on the Don & Roma radio show where he was asked what he thought about the current events regarding ACORN – he had no clue

“I don’t even know about it,” Gibson said, laughing. “So you’ve got me at a loss. … But my goodness, if it’s got everything, including sleaziness in it, we should talk about it in the morning.”

 When one of the radio show’s hosts described it as a “huge issue,” Gibson said ABC had “done some stories about ACORN before, but this one I don’t know about.” 

Elitist media snobs like Katie Couric, Gibson, Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer, Chris Matthews, etc. do not have the intellect to truly understand the issues of the day, just a false sense of self based on their ‘reporting’ position to feel as though they are worldly.  Each one of those “reporters” likes to throw out gotcha questions, which were most likely written by some aide or intern working in a cubicle.  The elitist mentality has sure done our media in, especially now that the public trust of their profession is at an all time low of 29%

In this year’s survey, 63 percent of respondents said news articles were often inaccurate and only 29 percent said the media generally “get the facts straight” — the worst marks Pew has recorded — compared with 53 percent and 39 percent in 2007. 

How sheltered must our media elite be to not report on a huge criminal racket like ACORN?  ACORN is not a partisan issue, anybody concerned with corruption and cleaning house in this country should want organizations like ACORN shut down and barred from receiving anymore taxpayer money.  

The prostitution scandal is not the only illegal activity that Americans should be concerned with.  ACORN has also been involved with partisan politics.  One of the reasons ACORN was able to receive grants and taxpayer funds was due to it’s supposed “non-partisan” status.  Most of us who have seen old video footage from ACORN conferences realize that the group was never in fact non-partisan, but as of a few days ago, the group has been even more outward in its ideological bias.  ACORN has inserted itself into a 2nd Amendment case in the state of New Jersey, and they are attempting to help ban that constitutional right from the public.  I ask why on earth does ACORN think it has any clue about fire arms? Why, if they purport to be neutral, do they get involved in an obvious partisan debate? 

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — a publicly funded national organization linked to voter fraud in several states, is now actively interfering with the exercise of firearm civil rights in New Jersey, and the Second Amendment Foundation is calling for an immediate federal investigation.

One example of ACORN’s gun control activism is when its officials intervened in an unsuccessful attempt to defend Jersey City, New Jersey’s local gun control ordinance, which was struck down by the New Jersey state court as a violation of state law preempting stronger local gun ordinances. 

“ACORN has, since 1998, received an estimated $31 million in government funding,” said SAF founder Alan Gottlieb. “Now they have intervened in a New Jersey gun rights case in defense of an illegal Jersey City one-gun-a-month ordinance that violates the state preemption statute.” 

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There are also the arguments from the higher-ups in ACORN who exclaim that they only have a few rogue employees and cannot be held accountable for the actions of those who are working on their behalf.  I call shenanigans on that one.  Anybody who has gone through orientation at a company or has taken any type of corporate compliance training knows exactly who is liable for the actions of employees: management!  To further drive the nail into the coffin, it was recently discovered that Maryland had issues with ACORN back in 2006, when ACORN, Inc., forfeited their corporate charter.  The ACORN Housing sector of ACORN, Inc. also let their charter lapse in 2008, therefore any ACORN field offices working on behalf of the organization in the state of Maryland would be conducting business illegally.  Please explain to me how this is not a management issue?  That’s what I thought!  

Update: The House has also voted to defund ACORN; 345-75 – I never thought I would see the day!  

75 Democrats voted to continue support of ACORN here’s the roll call vote

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ACORN & Balti-Morons

It comes as no surprise that Baltimore is one of the more corrupt cities in America.  It also maintains one of the highest crimes rates in the nation, my personal favorite, however, is the title of Heroine Capital of the United States, but who’s keeping track? Barring all of that, there was a recent scandal that hit regarding ACORN and its associates.  A woman and a man, who went undercover disclosed to the world, the vile nature of this organization.  She masked herself as a prostitute who wanted to start a business with her pimp boyfriend.  The two were trying to figure out how they could purchase a home and start an illegal prostitution business in that home. 

The first part of their conversation included tax evasion, aiding and abetting illegal activity, and fraud.  The two women working at this ACORN facility seemed to have no problem that a 19 year-old female and her pimp were trying to start a business that would obviously expose the neighborhood to inappropriate activity.  The worst part of all of this, if complicity and ambivalence for the sake of money wasn’t enough, the fact that the couple wanted to traffic underage illegal aliens to perform sexual activities should be.  How void of morals/principles must one be to condone such acts? This would be incomprehensible to most people and in most areas, but not in Baltimore, no siree! – Balti-morons have had a long history of corruption and scandal.  One only has to look as far as the city council to be aware of how political and deep this runs.  The poor communities of Baltimore have stayed poor.  Other areas have been refurbished, but there is still crime, especially an up-tick in murders at places like the Inner Harbor and the ‘touristy’ sections: The “safe havens” of the city aren’t really all that safe.  If a person wants to ever see what really takes place on the streets of Baltimore they should actually watch The Wire, which is not far fetched; in all actuality the episodes that are depicted stem from true stories written in the Baltimore Sun or some other city paper.  The papers in Baltimore are just as politicized as they are in any other city, but the cronyism and cover-ups of murder statistics and money laundering go above and beyond.  There is no such thing as objective reporting in the likes of Baltimore, but then again, is there really such a thing in America anymore? 

The city has been rocked by recent scandal with its Democrat Mayor Sheila Dixon as well as several Democrat city council members who were all being investigated for fraud and bribery, but even in the local realm of politics that still isn’t enough to send these cockroaches packing.  They infiltrate large community organizations that shake down businesses in the name of social justice and ‘change.’ Nothing has changed in Baltimore, especially not within the areas that have been destitute and crime ridden for decades.  It’s a wonder why they continue to vote for the same party who has been in power since 1967, yet continue to blame Republicans for their strife.  Republicans cannot be let off the hook that easily though, because the biggest mistake they make is staying away from the cities.  Too many have just given up on inner cities and won’t even try to communicate a different message or a conservative cause.  Without that one-on-one face-time it’s almost impossible to prove, through action, not words, that the change that might be needed is an entirely different train of thought.  

Democrats have been running Baltimore since the age of Abe Lincoln.  One interesting historical story was a man by the name of George Proctor Kane.  After the party of the Whigs disappeared he joined the Democrats and became a member of the Confederacy.  He was the police chief during Lincoln’s train ride through the East to his eventual destination of Washington, D.C.  He was later arrested and sent to Canada after it was discovered he was plotting to help assassinate Lincoln on his way through Baltimore.  Lincoln caught wind of this and did not disclose to the mayor or to Mr. Kane that he would be leaving Harrisburg early and would travel through Baltimore 3 hours in advance of when he was originally expected.  Although that’s a bit of history, the crazy thing was that this man was elected mayor of the city after the Civil War.  He only served one year from 1877-1878 because he died while in office.

My other favorite piece of Baltimore history involves Nancy Pelosi, yes that’s right, Nancy Pelosi hailed from Baltimore not the Bay Area.  She actually came from a family that ran the city, and by ran, I mean Mafia, which not only loves “doing business,” it also loves politics.  Both her father and her brother have been mayor of Baltimore: Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr. 1947-1959, Thomas L. J. D’Alesandro, III 1967-1971.  Both brother and father were indicted for bribery, conspiracy, and her father was also indicted for a scandal involving a garage operator.  The family’s last name has a variant spelling: D’Alessandro, which is what was originally used when they immigrated from Italy to the Port of Baltimore.  (More mafia/Baltimore related stories can be found under the variant name).  The D’Alesandro’s were THE FAMILY of Baltimore and ran the Democrat Political Machine in Maryland for decades… I hear Little Italy on Eastern Ave. loves them!   

The list of Republican mayors is short-lived so here it is:  

Alcaeus Hooper 1895-1897

William T. Malster 1897-1899

E. Clay Timanus 1904-1907

William Broening 1919-1923 & 1927-1931

Theodore McKeldin 1943-1947 & 1963-1967

There you have it – the only Republicans to ever run the city of Baltimore, a total of 23 years.  Can one of the progressives please tell me again why they continue to blame conservatives for all their problems and the conditions of inner cities?  We are seeing that Democrats continue to be the party of oppression, the party of those who exploit and use others in order to gain power and votes.  Plantation politics, the politics of slavery, have been shifted from the old Democratic days of the Confederacy and the KKK to entitlements (enabling), welfare (carrot and stick philosophy), community organizing, the exacerbation of the victim mentality, and the exploitation of demographic groups, labor groups, class, religion, and gender.

The two women who were videotaped advocating on behalf of the prostitute and the pimp, were fired.  ACORN, to this day exclaims that it is not responsible for the actions of its employees, but try that excuse at any big company and see how the liberals wail.  Management, in any form of business, for profit or not, is incredibly responsible for the actions of those working on behalf of the company name and their mission.  It’s amusing to see that the people running these “social justice” groups are white liberal elitists while the worker bees are people of color.  I just hope that one day soon, people begin to wake up!

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