$850 Billion Stimulus Package Would Funnel Money To ACORN

It looks like Obama’s little hobbyhorse, ACORN is slated to become a big beneficiary of the stimulus package.

Why am I not surprised? These Dems are so brazen, I swear…..clearly they aren’t serious about fixing the economy. House Republican Leader John Boehner‘s lays it all out  on his website:

The Democrat’s Job Creation” Bill Offers Taxpayer-Funded Bonanza for Organization Reportedly Under Federal Investigation Washington, Jan 23 – The House Democrats’ trillion dollar spending bill, approved on January 21 by the Appropriations Committee and headed to the House floor next week for a vote, could open billions of taxpayer dollars to left-wing groups like the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). ACORN has been accused of perpetrating voter registration fraud numerous times in the last several elections; is reportedly under federal investigation; and played a key role in the irresponsible schemes that caused a financial meltdown that has cost American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars since last fall. House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and other Republicans are asking a simple question: what does this have to do with job creation? Are Congressional Democrats really going to borrow money from our children and grandchildren to give handouts to ACORN in the name of economic “stimulus?” Incredibly, the Democrats’ bill makes groups like ACORN eligible for a $4.19 billion pot of money for “neighborhood stabilization activities.” Funds for this purpose were authorized in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, signed into law in 2008. However, these funds were limited to state and local governments. Now House Democrats are taking the unprecedented step of making ACORN and other groups eligible for these funds:

“For a further additional amount for ‘Community Development Fund,’ $4,190,000,000, to be used for neighborhood stabilization activities related to emergency assistance for the redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed homes as authorized under division B, title III of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–289), of which— “(1) not less than $3,440,000,000 shall be allocated by a competition for which eligible entities shall be States, units of general local government, and nonprofit entities or consortia of nonprofit entities[.]” “(2) up to $750,000,000 shall be awarded by competition to nonprofit entities or consortia of nonprofit entities to provide community stabilization assistance […]”

The House Democrats’ trillion dollar spending bill also includes $1 billion for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. CDBG funds are given by the federal government to state and local governments which often contract with nonprofits for services related to the purpose of the grant.

ACORN knows how to secure CDBG funds.  Audit reports filed by ACORN’s headquarters with the Office of Management and Budget show that ACORN spent $1,588,599 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds from FY 2003 through FY 2007.  It is not clear from these records when or from what source the funds were awarded to ACORN.  It is also not clear whether ACORN chapters or affiliates have received CDBG grants on their own.

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) repeatedly urged President George W. Bush and other federal officials to withhold taxpayer funds from ACORN, including $17.2 million in federal grants awarded in December 2008 after numerous allegations of wrongdoing in connection with ACORN’s election activities were reported by the news media.

Leader Boehner also released a study of federal records in October 2008 listing tens of millions in federal grants received by ACORN.  A new updated and more expansive study reveals that ACORN has actually received millions more than first thought.  A review of the Federal Register and news releases issued by federal agencies showed that ACORN was awarded more than $53 million in taxpayer dollars.  This amount does not reflect the millions more ACORN has received in federal block grant funds awarded to state and local agencies which passed them on to ACORN.

Obscene. Why did Republican administrations allow this? There’s little chance of stopping it, now.

Here’s Boehner on Sunday’s Meet The Press:

Even John McCain is not willing to reach across the aisle for this stinkbomb.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told “Fox News Sunday” this morning that he would not support the stimulus package as the House Democrats have written it because it includes too much wasteful spending. The stimulus currently includes $275 billion in tax cuts and doesn’t include Republican input or a spending timeline, McCain said.

“There should be an end point to all of this spending.say two years…The plan was written by the Democratic majority in the House primarily. So yeah, I think there has to be major rewrites, if we want to stimulate the economy,” McCain said. “I am opposed to most of provisions in the bill. As it stands now. I would not support it.”

Let’s pray that a filibuster is in the works.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

UPDATE:

Good news: It looks like the Republicans are actually willing to fight this.

UPDATE II:

Why people should be concerned about ACORN:

UPDATE III:

Contact information of your Congress critters can be found here, if you would like to let them know what you think of this and other pork in the stimulus bill.


CNN’s Campbell Brown ‘Cutting Through The Bull’

Newsbusters alerted me to this satisfying clip of Campbell Brown holding Obama’s feet to the fire for violating  his 2 day old ethics rule concerning lobbyists:

She also slammed him a couple of days ago for his refusal to answer a tough question, (which he has a history of doing).

It’s heartening to see that there are still a few people left in the MSM with working b.s. detectors. Something tells me, Obama is going to be keeping hers very busy for the next few years. I tried keeping up with all of his bull during the election season, and it was an overwhelming task.

Godspeed, Ms. Brown.

The Vatican Reacts To Obama’s Abortion Executive Order

In office less than a week, and Obama is already receiving sharp criticism from the Vatican:

The Times of India reported:

ROME: A senior Vatican official on Saturday attacked US President Barack Obama for “arrogance” for overturning a ban on state funding for family-planning groups that carry out or facilitate abortions overseas.

It is “the arrogance of someone who believes they are right, in signing a decree which will open the door to abortion and thus to the destruction of human life,” Archbishop Rino Fisichella was quoted as saying by the Corriere della Sera daily.

Fisichella is president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, one of a number of so-called pontifical academies which are formed by or under the direction of the Holy See.

“What is important is to know how to listen… without locking oneself into ideological visions with the arrogance of a person who, having the power, thinks they can decide on life and death,” he added.

Obama signed the executive order cancelling the eight-year-old restrictions on Friday, the third full day of his presidency.

“If this is one of the first acts of President Obama, with all due respect, it seems to me that the path towards disappointment will have been very short,” Fisichella said.

I do not believe that those who voted for him took into consideration ethical themes, which were astutely left aside during the election debate. The majority of the American population does not take the same position as the president and his team,” he added.

American Catholics who voted for Obama shouldn’t be surprised or disappointed.  Anyone paying attention would have known this was coming. And the “path towards disappointment” has only begun. Also on his agenda is the Freedom of Choice Act, which would eliminate restrictions on abortions nationwide. Obama, who has such magnanimous mercy  for the hardened Jihadists at GITMO, has set his sights on the defenseless unborn.

You can sign the “Fight  FOCA” petition, here.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

Disturbing!: Chia Obama

Video: Rush On Hannity

Last week, Rush interviewed Ann Coulter on his show. This week, he made himself available for a Sean Hannity’s show. It’s always good to hear our top conservatives putting their heads together. More of this is needed.

Part one:

Part two:

Part three:

Part four:



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Funny Joke: Obama Promises “To Be Held To A New Standard Of Openness”

Obama Signs Five Executive Orders In First Three Days

From the Obama White House website:

January 22, 2009

Just between you and me…..if he actually goes through with this…and even one of these detainees goes on to kill American soldiers again on the battlefield, or civilians in a terrorist attack, there will be hell to pay. If there is another terrorist attack on American soil because because we weren’t able to get the intelligence we needed due to Obama’s policies…there will be hell to pay. George Bush’s policies kept us safe for seven years after 9/11. Obama is now cheerfully dismantling those policies so “the world will like us more”.

January 21, 2009

I think five executive orders within the first three days may be unprecedented. Which makes me think that Obama is going to be one of our more promiscuous executive order signing Presidents.

I think it would be wise to keep an eye on Obama’s use of this executive privilege, since he’s already showing a penchant for it.

Here are the numbers of executive orders signed by the past six Presidents:

George W. Bush signed a total of 279 executive orders.

Bill Clinton signed 364.

George H.W. Bush signed 166.

Ronald Reagan signed 381

Jimmy Carter had a whopping 320  in four years in office.

Gerald Ford had 169.

Just an aside….(because I’m that nosy):

The Obama White House’s new webmaster is this guy:

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MERIDEN, CT–Down to the wire at Lamont campaign headquarters. Blogger and Lamont supporter Macon Phillips crunches some numbers in the blogger media room.

UPDATE:

Even with a fairly strict  detainment program, under Bush, we’ve seen a certain amount of recidivism:

A former Gitmo detainee has become a leader of Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni branch.
Said Ali al-Shihri passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists before resurfacing with Al Qaeda in Yemen. Al-Shihri, is suspected of involvement in the deadly bombing of the US embassy in Yemen’s capital, Sana, in September.

Gateway Pundit also reports that at least 61 GITMO detainees have returned to terrorism. Expect that number to swell under Obama.

UPDATE II:

# 6 is coming soon: Thanks to this EO, US taxpayer money will again be used to fund overseas abortions.

Wednesday’s Hero

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Cindy.


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Petty Officer 2nd Class Mike A. Monsoor
29 years old from Garden Grove, California
September 29, 2006

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In April 2008, Michael Monsoor (who had already been posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his actions in a May 9, 2006 incident, when he and another SEAL pulled a wounded team member to safety amidst gunfire) was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. His funeral, attended, in the words of President Bush, by “nearly every SEAL on the West Coast,” was held on October 12, 2006 at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego. During Monsoor’s funeral service, as the casket was taken from the hearse to the gravesite, fellow SEALs lined up in two columns to slap and embed the gold Tridents (a pin awarded for successful completion of SEAL Qualification Training) from their uniforms onto the top of Monsoor’s coffin.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Mike A. Monsoor’s Summary Of Action.

“The procession went on nearly half an hour, and when it was all over, the simple wooden coffin had become a gold-plated memorial to a hero who will never be forgotten.” - President George W. Bush

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your site, you can go here.

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You Can Personally Thank President Bush For Keeping Us Safe

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The organizers of this site are planning to present the comments  to George W. Bush’s Presidential Library on September 11, 2011.

You can leave your note here.

Inauguration Free Zone

Didn’t watch it…won’t cover it. Heard the Benediction was a race-baiting travesty... heard Obama took some cheap shots at Bush during his speech…heard the Obamanuts in the crowd taunted the outgoing Bush.

Nope…sorry. You’ll have to go somewhere else for commentary. Can’t do it…my blood pressure can’t take it.

Just keep this  in mind, though: Huge crowds once jeered Jesus. Huge crowds once cheered Hitler. In fact Hitler won with 98% of the vote. These are the times we are living in. Good has become evil, and evil good.

MORE OUTRAGE:

DoublePlusUnead found an old video that shows how  lefty fanatics welcomed President Bush. Libs were classless and unhinged when he entered the White House (remember the missing “W” keys on the White House keyboards), and they were classless and unhinged when he left. No traditional honeymoon period for “W”.

Liberalism is truly a mental disorder. And these mentals have won the day.

Here are a couple of funny new sites to keep your mind off of that: The Endive, and IOWNTHEWORLD.

A couple more to check out: Teh Resistance Blog, and America Is An Obamanation.

MORE CLASSLESSNESS:

The new White House website is already dumping on Bush.

Marxists are vicious, and they never stop attacking. Never. They’re like The Terminator that way:

You still don’t get it, do you? They’ll find Bush! That’s what they do! It’s *all* they do! You can’t stop them! The’ll wait for Bush! They’ll reach down his throat and tear his fuckin’ heart out!

STILL MORE CLASSLESSNESS:

Rahm Emanuel “gesturing”:

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I suppose all that Blago unpleasantness is just a distant memory to him, now.

MORE OUTRAGE:

A GW Bush monument in Houston was defaced (NO MORE BUSH) by a vandal.

Worst One Yet

These monstrosities must have been inspired by a drug induced hallucination:

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There’s even more Obama kitsch you probably haven’t seen yet at Moonbattery. While your there, be sure to check out the new terminology we’ll all need to know for the Age of Obama.

Correction!

Actually, the defaced flags are the worst, yet.  Michelle Malkin takes note of even more Obama flags cropping up in Washington. Don’t hold your breath waiting for Obama to chastise his supporters for defacing the flag. It ain’t gonna happen.

It’s going to be a loooong four years.

Har!

This should take the edge off…Cathy pointed me to a new website: IOWNTHEWORLD: Meet the Obamas.… #7 will make you cry.

More goofy products for Obamaniacs and Obamanippies:

OBAMA FLAGS

Obama Rhinestone Lapel Pin

Obama Soap-On-A-Rope

A New Addition To The Holy Family

Obama Soda

Obama Victory Plate

President Obama Coloring And Activity Book

Yes We Can Perfume

Obama Model Airplane And More!

Farewell, Mr. President

bushharrisRead the back-story of this picture at Flopping Aces

Much has been written about Bush and his legacy for the past couple of months.  The Anchoress wrote a great piece,  last week, if you’re in the mood for one more perspective.

There are excellent pictorial tributes of President Bush and Vice President Cheney today, at Flopping Aces.

I don’t have the heart to say much more…Goodbye Mr. President. You will be missed by many.

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What better way to ring in the new era of hope, change, and unicorns…than with a haiku contest?

Join The Resistance

I did the day after the election.  And now, as Obama is sworn into office, membership to resistance groups should swell. We already know that the Republicans in Congress are not going to fight for us unless we make a lot of noise. Grassfire, a network of idea-based resistance to the Obama agenda currently has 11,250 members.

You can join, too.

A featured video:

Bob Schulz has been on a nationwide tour, meeting with people and informing them  of the Continental Congress that will be held in March:

Introducing: The Endive

I’m adding a new conservative leaning blog to my blogroll called The Endive. The posts appear to be satire in the same vein as The Onion….but I’m not sure…it’s so hard to tell, anymore.

For example, I was totally fooled by this Onion spoof:

See what I mean? I could totally see that happening! The Obama worship has become so absurd, it’s hard to spoof.

But I think The Endive is going to try, and is getting off to a …. start:

Obama Takes Last Poop in Chicago
Obama: ‘I choked up.’

President-elect Barack Obama was visibly in tears yesterday as he took his final dump in Chicago before moving to D.C.

“I didn’t want to flush it,” said Michelle Obama, First Lady-elect and Barack’s designated flusher, “It was tall and wrinkly, just like Magic Johnson, and I just couldn’t let it go.”

Continue reading at The Endive.

Go visit the site, and give them some encouraging words, or tips…we’re going to need all the laughs we can get for the next few years.

DOH!!!

Nevermind about leaving comments – they have no comment thingy.

Renowned Domestic Terrorist Prevented From Entering Canada

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I bet the earrings tipped the border patrol off:

“I don’t know why I was turned back,” Ayers said in an interview this morning from Chicago. “I got off the plane like everyone else and I was asked to come over to the other side. The border guards reviewed some stuff and said I wasn’t going to be allowed into Canada. To me it seems quite bureaucratic and not at all interesting … If it were me I would have let me in. I couldn’t possibly be a threat to Canada.”…

Your ideas might possibly be…

[Jeffrey Kugler, executive director of the Centre for Urban Schooling,] waited for five hours at the Toronto Island airport for Ayers. He was with a lawyer, but the border guard refused to allow Ayers to see the lawyer.

“The entire four or five hours he was not allowed to have representation at all. To me this is an issue of academic freedom. He could not be a threat to anyone ever. Anyone who knows anything about this man – he’s a distinguished scholar at the University of Illinois and he has been involved in education reform over the past 15 years. To imagine in any way he was a threat to Canada is really absurd.”

Not a threat to anyone ever? This was an lawyer speaking? The man is a proud radical, self described “small c communist” and unrepentant terrorist. That should have real world ramifications. The fact that he has power and influence in the education system here in America is a travesty. Good for Canada for allowing sanity and common sense to win the day.

Hat tip: Hot Air

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