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ACORN Closes Major Division After Congress Votes To Defund It

All but the most shameless 60's Socialist/Liberal retreads like Rangel and Waxman voted yesterday in the House of representatives to join the Senate in banning any US payments to the tainted community organizing group ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

ACORN has been accused of illegal acts in its voter registration and organizing efforts in 30 states, is under active investigation in 9 of them, and is run on Stalinist lines, its CEO covering up a massive embezzlement scheme a couple of years ago, expelling members of the board who protested. It is a supposedly non-profit 501C association, but in fact is an illegal part of the Democratic get out the vote machine.

But it took two actors and their scamming ACORN with a story about getting a mortgage for a brothel staffed by underaged prostitutes from Guatemala to tip the scales and shame all but the most extreme and corrupt Democrats into dumping their support of ACORN.



ACORN CEO orders review of brothel consulting division
By: Scott Ott
DC Examiner Columnist
September 18, 2009


After a series of hidden-camera videos showed employees of the community organizing group known as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now in several cities offering advice on how to dodge tax laws to set up a brothel, ACORN's chief executive officer said the organization would conduct a top-to-bottom review of its Brothel Consulting Services Division.

"Obviously, there's been a breach of protocol here," ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis said. "We do not approve of ACORN offices being used for the production of films starring pimps and prostitutes. We are not a film company, and the taxpayer money that funds our operations should not go toward that purpose. If you want to make films about pimps and prostitutes, you get a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts."

ACORN's Brothel Consulting Services Division has strict guidelines regarding the recording of consultation sessions, she said.

"We've reviewed the video and were shocked to discover that confidentiality had been breached by the hidden cameras," Lewis said. "Perhaps the scantily clad prostitute led our staff to forgo the normal wanding and pat-down."

James O'Keefe, 25, and Hannah Giles, 20, who masqueraded as pimp and prostitute in O'Keefe's video, told ACORN staff they wanted to import 13 Central American girls as workers in their sex-for-cash business, and were concerned about the tax implications and how to best accumulate money for O'Keefe's future congressional campaign. ACORN employees gave helpful advice on everything from how to categorize the business for IRS reporting, to the best kind of container to use when burying unreported income in the backyard.

"As you see, our employees were nothing but helpful," Lewis said. "We pride ourselves in offering cheerful, expert service to everyone regardless of race, creed or status as a performing artist."

Lewis added that ACORN "remains committed to President Barack Obama's goal to fundamentally transform the United States of America. And nothing in any of these videos would indicate that we have swerved from that commitment."

Examiner Columnist Scott Ott is editor in chief of ScrappleFace.com, the world's leading family-friendly news satire source.
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And here's the godfather of the grand "LIE" himself,,,,with fellow acorn cronies.






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Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
And here's the godfather of the grand "LIE" himself,,,,with fellow acorn cronies.
They look like someone's grandma to me. Citizens doing what citizens should do, which is try to improve their neighborhoods.
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Originally Posted by freesw View Post
They look like someone's grandma to me. Citizens doing what citizens should do, which is try to improve their neighborhoods.
Unless they are white families at a simple anti-tax rally who viscously call racists and nazis, of coarse the tea party folks are not up on fruad charges in almost every state along prostitution/tax/voter fraud (like acorn), and the list will keep gowing.




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ACORN has been teaching people to "game" the system for decades, so have many inner-city churches, faith based charities and a lot of government welfare agencies. No body cares until the money starts running out.

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Originally Posted by freesw View Post
They look like someone's grandma to me. Citizens doing what citizens should do, which is try to improve their neighborhoods.
Improve your nieghborhood with a brothel or two or maybe a few fraudulent loans.
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Originally Posted by Carbine85 View Post
Improve your nieghborhood with a brothel or two or maybe a few fraudulent loans.
wait for it....... phwack! Home Run!
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wait for it....... phwack! Home Run!
Anomaly. Somehow those filmmakers knew which offices to target. What's good for the goose is good for the gander, and I think we'll find out more about how these filmmakers chose their targets.

ACORN has been hated by the far right for decades. I see some of the right wingers claim ACORN has plants at the tea parties. It's just as likely that these videos were set up, that the "employees" were paid significant amounts of money by right wingers to get jobs at ACORN and then participate in these videos. Why not? That's every bit as likely as what right wingers have claimed. Even more so, given the bizarre improbability and lack of any incentive for actual ACORN employees to agree to the filmmmakers bogus proposals. Why would they have? Were they bribed off camera? We need to know more about what we don't see or hear on those videos, and I think we will before too long. I hope the filmmakers are at the very least investigated, given the severity and implausibility of their allegations. Why do the videos only show short snippets? Very little adds up.
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Originally Posted by freesw View Post
Anomaly. Somehow those filmmakers knew which offices to target. What's good for the goose is good for the gander, and I think we'll find out more about how these filmmakers chose their targets.

ACORN has been hated by the far right for decades. I see some of the right wingers claim ACORN has plants at the tea parties. It's just as likely that these videos were set up, that the "employees" were paid significant amounts of money by right wingers to get jobs at ACORN and then participate in these videos. Why not? That's every bit as likely as what right wingers have claimed. Even more so, given the bizarre improbability and lack of any incentive for actual ACORN employees to agree to the filmmmakers bogus proposals. Why would they have? Were they bribed off camera? We need to know more about what we don't see or hear on those videos, and I think we will before too long. I hope the filmmakers are at the very least investigated, given the severity and implausibility of their allegations. Why do the videos only show short snippets? Very little adds up.
Great, now Freesw has just given us "filmers" to go along with all the other "_____ers", like birthers, truthers, et al.
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Originally Posted by freesw View Post
Anomaly. Somehow those filmmakers knew which offices to target. What's good for the goose is good for the gander, and I think we'll find out more about how these filmmakers chose their targets.

ACORN has been hated by the far right for decades. I see some of the right wingers claim ACORN has plants at the tea parties. It's just as likely that these videos were set up, that the "employees" were paid significant amounts of money by right wingers to get jobs at ACORN and then participate in these videos. Why not? That's every bit as likely as what right wingers have claimed. Even more so, given the bizarre improbability and lack of any incentive for actual ACORN employees to agree to the filmmmakers bogus proposals. Why would they have? Were they bribed off camera? We need to know more about what we don't see or hear on those videos, and I think we will before too long. I hope the filmmakers are at the very least investigated, given the severity and implausibility of their allegations. Why do the videos only show short snippets? Very little adds up.
Congress even knows how crooked these dirt bags are

But carry on
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Those videos don't pass the smell test at all.

Unless the ACORN employees were bribed off camera before hand, what incentive would they have to participate in such bizarre schemes as those proposed by the filmmakers? Doesn't even make sense. Plus the videos are not only heavily edited, they leave out parts that would be left in if the filmmakers weren't trying to hide some things. It's like we see only a few snippets. The more I think about it, the less I think these videos, and I bet there are investigators and lawyers piecing the puzzle together right now.

ACORN may still turn out to have lax management and pockets of corruption, but how would it change perception of this story if Fox picked it up without discovering that the filmmakers held back critical details? Or worse, if Fox failed to report them? This isn't mere speculation. We can plainly see that significant chunks of what transpired were edited out.
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First Van now Acorn. Stay tuned. Fox News ROCKS!!!
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those videos don't pass the smell test at all.

Unless the acorn employees were bribed off camera before hand, what incentive would they have to participate in such bizarre schemes as those proposed by the filmmakers? Doesn't even make sense. Plus the videos are not only heavily edited, they leave out parts that would be left in if the filmmakers weren't trying to hide some things. It's like we see only a few snippets. The more i think about it, the less i think these videos, and i bet there are investigators and lawyers piecing the puzzle together right now.

Acorn may still turn out to have lax management and pockets of corruption, but how would it change perception of this story if fox picked it up without discovering that the filmmakers held back critical details? Or worse, if fox failed to report them? This isn't mere speculation. We can plainly see that significant chunks of what transpired were edited out.
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With it losing funding my question is "will we then move on to something else to complain about?" Kinda takes the wind out of the sail for some.
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OKAY you lefties, will Obama throw ACORN under the bus and sign the bill to defund ACORN?

Or will he stand up for ACORN and veto the bill.

With Obama, building busses looks to be a growth industry.
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those videos don't pass the smell test at all.

Unless the acorn employees were bribed off camera before hand, what incentive would they have to participate in such bizarre schemes as those proposed by the filmmakers? Doesn't even make sense. Plus the videos are not only heavily edited, they leave out parts that would be left in if the filmmakers weren't trying to hide some things. It's like we see only a few snippets. The more i think about it, the less i think these videos, and i bet there are investigators and lawyers piecing the puzzle together right now.

Acorn may still turn out to have lax management and pockets of corruption, but how would it change perception of this story if fox picked it up without discovering that the filmmakers held back critical details? Or worse, if fox failed to report them? This isn't mere speculation. We can plainly see that significant chunks of what transpired were edited out.
Smell test? I can smell the stench from here. It's hard to smell anything when you have a severe case of CRI. But hey, strawmen don't have noses.
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It passed the smell test. If it looks like a turd and smells like a turd you got a turd, I wouldn't step in it, all you do is spread the turd around.
ACORN needs to be cut down to nothing and shouldn't receive funding from the Fed. This is just another case of how the Fed screws everything up. I think the best ACORN locations are the ones that are empty. At least they can't do any harm.
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Originally Posted by freesw View Post
Anomaly. Somehow those filmmakers knew which offices to target. What's good for the goose is good for the gander, and I think we'll find out more about how these filmmakers chose their targets.

ACORN has been hated by the far right for decades. I see some of the right wingers claim ACORN has plants at the tea parties. It's just as likely that these videos were set up, that the "employees" were paid significant amounts of money by right wingers to get jobs at ACORN and then participate in these videos. Why not? That's every bit as likely as what right wingers have claimed. Even more so, given the bizarre improbability and lack of any incentive for actual ACORN employees to agree to the filmmmakers bogus proposals. Why would they have? Were they bribed off camera? We need to know more about what we don't see or hear on those videos, and I think we will before too long. I hope the filmmakers are at the very least investigated, given the severity and implausibility of their allegations. Why do the videos only show short snippets? Very little adds up.
Too bad, freesw, you were anticipated by the ACORN CEO, who then dropped all her charges and forgot about trying to prove them. The videos are legitimate and ACORN is a criminal enterprise.


As i9 posted on Gunboards:

Bertha Lewis, Acorn’s chief, certainly thinks it was a vast right-wing conspiracy (involving Fox News as well, natch) and that the secret recording broke the law, reports Politico:

“It is clear that the videos are doctored, edited, and in no way the result of the fabricated story being portrayed by conservative activist ‘filmmaker’ O’Keefe and his partner in crime,’ ACORN chief organizer Bertha Lewis said in a statement over the weekend. “And, in fact, a crime it was—our lawyers believe a felony—and we will be taking legal action against Fox and their co-conspirators.” Not likely as Politico.com explains in the article below.

Should Lewis’s legal threat turn out to be hollow, it won’t be the first time she has had to eat crow: her first statement after the Baltimore video was that “this recent scam, which was attempted in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia to name a few places, had failed for months before the results we’ve all recently seen.” That statement has disappeared from ACORN's web site after the LA video was released and apparently other ACORN personnel at all those locations also cooperated with the faux ho and pimp but in less cinematicaly appealing variants on the "aiding and abetting" theme.

The summary: ACORN is not just a community organizer non-profit. It has many aspects of a racketeering organization, has been party to covering up reported massive embezzlements, thefts, corruption, bribery, illegal campaign support and aiding other crimes. It can't stand to have any of it revealed. So when Acorn is caught dead to rights by a couple of amateurs, it responds with a hollow threat and ends up bleeding on the Capitol floor.


ACORN could open Pandora's box
By: Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski
September 18, 2009 05:04 AM EST
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In the wake of Fox News reporting on the unfolding ACORN scandal, ACORN is now threatening to sue the network. Now that Fox is actually breaking news on this story by showing new videos, ACORN might just do it. Fox News should pray that ACORN does sue, because it would blow the doors off this story, possibly destroying ACORN and erupting into a political scandal in Washington.

As bizarre as it seems, ACORN is threatening to sue Fox for reporting on these incriminating videotapes. Glenn Beck broke news with a new tape on Monday, and Sean Hannity might be doing the same shortly. Evidently, ACORN is accusing Fox of coordinating with the filmmakers, arguing that somehow these reports make Fox legally liable.

ACORN’s unavoidable problem, however, is that suing Fox News would give Fox — or any other media organization — the ultimate Christmas present: a legally enforceable way to compel ACORN to give up all its secrets.

The process by which a party to a lawsuit can force the opposing party to disclose information is called discovery, which can take the form of depositions, written questions, or demands for the production of documents. Under federal rules, a defendant can get court orders for discovery for any information relevant to its defense, except for privileged information such as attorney-client discussions.

If ACORN sues, it would have to sue alleging some variation of defamation or fraud. The problem is that for either allegation, truth is an absolute defense. Nothing could be more relevant to Fox establishing its defense of truth in the lawsuit than having access to ACORN’s office memos, emails, phone records, and bank statements. All of these would have a reasonable chance of providing evidence as to whether ACORN workers had knowledge of any of the topics seen on the videotapes.

In short, it would blow the doors off ACORN’s vault of secrets. Fox would learn which organizations collaborate with ACORN, how they spend taxpayer money and what ACORN’s leaders say to each other behind closed doors. It would be a treasure trove for a media organization.

It could also become a massive political scandal in Washington. Two of the individuals on ACORN’s eight-member advisory board include John Podesta (the chairman of President Obama’s transition team after the election) and Andrew Stern, the president of SEIU who is intimately involved with the White House on numerous issues, including the health care plan. Some Democratic elected and appointed officials also have close ties with ACORN.

While it’s certainly possible that none of these public officials have any knowledge of criminal activities by ACORN workers, it would be embarrassing to have their names associated with the investigation. Does ACORN really want to open Pandora’s box by suing a media company when these things would be at stake?

It’s not surprising that ACORN is considering lawsuits out of desperation, including suits against the intrepid reporters who filmed these tapes, and against Big Government, the new political website by online media guru Andrew Breitbart that first broke this story and has been the leading source for continuing developments.

(Not that any of them should be overly concerned, either. They would have no trouble collecting vast sums for a legal defense team and would have a good chance at winning on the merits in any such lawsuit. And again, their discovery efforts would give Big Government reams of material for new stories. In short, they would become heroes to the national conservative movement for helping bring down ACORN.)

So ACORN’s legal actions would be its undoing. The resulting exposure would explode into a national story that even sympathetic media outlets could no longer ignore, bedeviling ACORN’s allies at SEIU and even dragging top advisers to President Barack Obama into humiliating legal proceedings.

And once top ACORN officials were put on the witness stand under oath, who knows what the American taxpayer would learn?

It would be one huge, ongoing scoop for Fox. And their ratings would soar, as ACORN sinks beneath the waves.

Ken Blackwell is a former undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and current senior fellow at the Family Research Council and a visiting professor at Liberty University School of Law. Ken Klukowski is a fellow and senior legal analyst with the American Civil Rights Union and frequently contributes to FoxNews.com.
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Originally Posted by freesw View Post
Anomaly. Somehow those filmmakers knew which offices to target. What's good for the goose is good for the gander, and I think we'll find out more about how these filmmakers chose their targets.

ACORN has hated the far right for decades. I see some of the right wingers claim ACORN has plants at the tea parties. It's just as likely that these videos were set up, that the "employees" were paid significant amounts of money by the tax payers to get jobs at ACORN and then participate in these videos. Why not? That's every bit as likely as what right wingers have claimed. Even more so, given the bizarre improbability and lack of any incentive for actual ACORN employees to agree to the filmmmakers bogus proposals. Why would they have? Were they bribed off camera? We need to know more about what we don't see or hear on those videos, and I think we will before too long. I hope the filmmakers are at the very least investigated, given the severity and implausibility of their allegations. Why do the videos only show short snippets? Very little adds up.
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Originally Posted by freesw View Post
Anomaly. Somehow those filmmakers knew which offices to target. What's good for the goose is good for the gander, and I think we'll find out more about how these filmmakers chose their targets.

ACORN has been hated by the far right for decades. I see some of the right wingers claim ACORN has plants at the tea parties. It's just as likely that these videos were set up, that the "employees" were paid significant amounts of money by right wingers to get jobs at ACORN and then participate in these videos. Why not? That's every bit as likely as what right wingers have claimed. Even more so, given the bizarre improbability and lack of any incentive for actual ACORN employees to agree to the filmmmakers bogus proposals. Why would they have? Were they bribed off camera? We need to know more about what we don't see or hear on those videos, and I think we will before too long. I hope the filmmakers are at the very least investigated, given the severity and implausibility of their allegations. Why do the videos only show short snippets? Very little adds up.
What a stretch.

Anomaly? Yea, right.

Here are a few snippets on acorn. I included NPR, CNN, and USA Today for you libs out there.

http://biggovernment.com/

http://usconservatives.about.com/b/2...with-acorn.htm

http://www.americanconservativedaily...trouble-again/

http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.co...for-obama.html

http://marathonpundit.blogspot.com/2...-acorn-in.html

http://thatselbert.wordpress.com/200...trouble-again/

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/..._votes_to.html

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009...using-funding/

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/09/...orn/index.html

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/20...unding-in.html

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=112931363

http://blogs.usatoday.com/onpolitics...n-funding.html

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...d=alHxUmFKCLC8

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Yeah, and here's some info about O'Keefe:

Gregory Walker Levitsky, a friend at Rutgers, said “what disturbed James as a student was the double standard applied to conservative groups and conservative causes.”

“He likes making waves,” Mr. Levitsky added. “But the hidden camera simply shows the truth.”

Not everyone among Mr. O’Keefe’s acquaintances agrees. Liz Farkas, a Rutgers student who called Mr. O’Keefe “a nice guy and a loyal friend,” said she grew disillusioned after he asked her to help edit the script of a Planned Parenthood sting.

It was snippets to make the Planned Parenthood nurse look bad,” Ms. Farkas said. “I said: ‘It has no context. You’re just cherry-picking the nurse’s answers.’ He said, ‘Okay’ — and then he just ran it.”

Asked whether the left-leaning documentaries of Michael Moore do not do the same, Ms. Farkas said: “Michael Moore goes after the rich and powerful. James isn’t doing that. He goes after low-level bureaucrats and people who are trying to help low-income people.”
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Originally Posted by freesw View Post
Yeah, and here's some info about O'Keefe:



http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/19/us...er=rss&emc=rss
You have issues with that?
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Originally Posted by freesw View Post
Anomaly. Somehow those filmmakers knew which offices to target. What's good for the goose is good for the gander, and I think we'll find out more about how these filmmakers chose their targets.

ACORN has been hated by the far right for decades. I see some of the right wingers claim ACORN has plants at the tea parties. It's just as likely that these videos were set up, that the "employees" were paid significant amounts of money by right wingers to get jobs at ACORN and then participate in these videos. Why not? That's every bit as likely as what right wingers have claimed. Even more so, given the bizarre improbability and lack of any incentive for actual ACORN employees to agree to the filmmmakers bogus proposals. Why would they have? Were they bribed off camera? We need to know more about what we don't see or hear on those videos, and I think we will before too long. I hope the filmmakers are at the very least investigated, given the severity and implausibility of their allegations. Why do the videos only show short snippets? Very little adds up.
I believe the term DENI-ER would fit well here
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Originally Posted by freesw View Post
Yeah, and here's some info about O'Keefe:



http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/19/us...er=rss&emc=rss
Gee, did somebody just attack the character of the person responsible for reporting on ACORN corruption.

I think this is the first time it has ever been done.
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