ACORN Still In The News..Not Going Down Easy

I’ll be so glad when I can remove my ACORN category permanently. I know the day is coming, but it ain’t here, yet.

First of all, Breitbart is still releasing videos of James and Hannah’s ACORN stings, the latest one from LA is posted at Big Government. It’s a doozy.

Here’s the trio appearing on The Sean Hannity Show on Fox, tonight:

Love this: Breitbart threatened to release the next one right before the  2010 election unless Holder investigates.


Patterico: L.A. Times Columnist Uncritically Quoted Star of Latest ACORN Video


Via Bob McCarty, here is some St. Louis style ACORN news:

Real live communists are involved in politics in St Louis.  They move with ease between ProVote, ACORN, SEIU, Jobs with Justice, and a half dozen other “progressive” organizations who feed the Missouri Democratic Party with workers, volunteers, and money.

If they have nothing to hide, I’m sure we can start seeing information associated with Pecinovsky, Burleigh, and others soon to be named as communists.  Surely they will step forward and say, yes, I’m a communist, and proud! But we won’t because they know that even the Democrats can’t hang out with commies.  There’s a lot more on our buddy Glenn, but there’s another angle to pursue first.

In addition to being the educated white middle-upper class face of ACORN to the local media, Glenn is also a thread we can follow.  Glenn went on a tour with local media in September to defend ACORN.  In those interviews, which include Jake Wagman, Jo Mannies, Charles Jaco, and a blog appearance with ShowMeProgress, Glenn makes a whopper of a statement.  He claims ACORN is funded primarily by member’s dues.  This was his pat response to the defunding of ACORN on a federal level.  He glosses over the loss of ACORN housing (and we’re still waiting to see what happened to that $100,000 Mayor Slay gave them earlier this year), and pretends they are fine.  The problem, he says in an interview with Jo of SMP (also known as hotflash), is that they don’t have enough money to obey the law, so they mix non-profit work with campaign issues.

I asked Burleigh about this charge as well. He said that most non-profits can’t afford to hire separate people for the non-profit aspect of their work and the lobbying or political part of their work. He, for example, reports how many hours a week he spends on the work that’s paid for by charitable contributions and how many on political work. But he gets one pay check.

Hmmm.  Well I’ve figured out where some of that money comes from, and it’s not from member’s.  It’s from you the taxpayer.

Here is Glenn Burleigh, the head organizer for Missouri ACORN in action:

“No justice – no peace!”

Sounds like someone is a little upset about the drying up of funds flowing to ACORN. As you may have heard, they have sued the Federal government for (finally!) excluding ACORN from receiving federal dollars, calling the decision unconstitutional for “punitively targeting one individual organization”. (Gee, what’s wrong with the federal government targeting one individual organization if it is completely unworthy and corrupt?)

Congress’ decision to drop all funding to the group and its affiliates was unconstitutional because it punitively targeted an individual organization.

But the lawsuit says the funding cuts have led to GED classes being canceled midway, foreclosure-prevention programs being stopped in their tracks and home fire-safety assessments being halted. It says local and state governments, as well as most of its private foundation donors, dropped the group’s funding.

Citibank, Chase and Bank of America all cut off mortgage and financing assistance to families at risk for foreclosure who were being served by New York ACORN Housing Company Inc., according to an affidavit. Ismene Speliotis, who heads that group’s operations, said banks have advised the group the cuts are to ensure they are not “affiliated” with ACORN, a label that could possibly make them ineligible for federally funded programs.

New York ACORN Housing Company Inc. and ACORN Institute Inc., a New Orleans-based group that collaborates closely with ACORN and has laid off 17 of its 20 employees since September, are also named as plaintiffs.

Indeed, their financial situation is so dire at the moment, ACORN insiders say they may have to file for bankruptcy protection before Christmas.

19 thoughts on “ACORN Still In The News..Not Going Down Easy

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  2. “First of all, Breitbart is still releasing videos of James and Hannah’s ACORN stings, the latest one from LA is posted at Big Government. It’s a doozy.” — Really? It is? A doozy? I suppose the comments in the tape “outside agencies”, “on a personal level” and “ACORN will only help with….” mean absolutely nothing to you? This ACORN employee clearly establishes that ACORN can not and will not help with the criminal scheme. This is a smoking gun how? Kind of desperate isn’t it? Got to love that ACORN Derangement Syndrome and desperately the sufferers will grasp at anything.

    “Love this: Breitbart threatened to release the next one right before the 2010 election unless Holder investigates.” — I imagine you would love this but here in America, that’s called felonious extortion. Threatening the Department of Justice to use these tapes to commit voter intimidation on national TV is not something to love. It’s something to prosecute. How incredibly stupid of these people to do something so patently irresponsible. THAT on top of releasing tape number FOUR of felony violations of California’s two party recording consent laws. That’s FOUR counts of felony violations of California’s two party consent laws. What’s next for these hacks…hate crimes on a web cam?


  3. I’ll be so glad when I can remove my ACORN category permanently. I know the day is coming, but it ain’t here, yet.

    I never refuse the name I chose when I enlisted. Marine.

    Always Marine.

    but these parasitic scum care nothing for declaration only for outcome.

    The tic’s will become bedbugs, and then “chiggers” and then mosquitoes.

    These are HORRIBLE evil people with no honor or dignity.


  4. Lipiwitz: Have you no common sense? The “two party” consent isn’t necessarily applicable in cases of public buildings, using public funds, for public enterprises sponsored by taxpayers. There has to be an expectation of privacy for the individuals involved. Acorn Derangement Syndrome? I’m guessing you don’t pay taxes and are probably on the public dole and have been most of your life if you can’t see the importance of what was exposed. You also failed to mention that Breitbart and crew stated there are other agencies as well. Hey, how about this? How about our Attorney General, the highest law enforcement person in the land, starts doing his job? If these tapes showed a bunch of Italian mafia types gaming the taxpayers why do I get the feeling the AG and the lefties would be all over it? It’s getting to the point of being “creepy” that he hasn’t prosecuted Black Panthers for voter intimidation, brutal hate crimes against innocent white students, and doesn’t seem interested in investigating this. Notice I said “investigate” and not prosecute. They’re just asking him to do his job. They’re asking the MSM to do their jobs and yet… nothing. It makes one wonder if the people involved, the AG, and the left wing media were PART of this or at least knew what was going on and were secretly cheering them on and/or prospering indirectly as a result of it.


  5. In life, I’m a nothing, but if you TRY to take Marie from me?

    I can guarantee you it will not be pretty.

    Most of my family doesn’t understand my attitude, but I “WAS.”

    I highly recommend that you think twice about ever trying to take anything away from someone who actually believes, even if it’s just their faith in nursing whiny baby’s like obama.

    Bashing a true believer (which seems to be the method of the left) is like an atheist calling a religious person retarded.

    As a true beleiver, I can tell you, it is a BAD IDEA!


  6. I’m also a SON, and a BROTHER.

    Offend any of those three names I apply to myself, and come within arms reach, I will eat your lunch, **** your fiance’ and *** in your mothers face.

    [Redacted by geoff – It’s a family blog, Doug]


  7. I had an almost 2 hour long conversation with my mother this evening.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m VERY sentimental. I tear up almost everytime I read about one of the men who should have been me passing away in violence.

    (I still have anxiety/panic attacks based on the fact that I was Marine, and left the corps about a 9 months before 9/11.)


    Anyways, the convo with my mom.

    “I mourn, and I get teary and my voice shifts, but I’m not a Bitch”

    My mother, who is not a weakwilled chick knows what I meant, “I know doug, but you have to stop being such a twat, even though you are stronger.”

    Mom’s not that smart, though, I guess in a way she is, hit the nail on the head.

    I have to stop giving others excuses to bash me through my own sentimentality.


  8. But these guys I was blessed with sharing the uniform with? (the Marines) They are NINJA’S!!!!

    I was just a placeholder for a few years.


  9. Thanks, Deb, for hangin’ in there and sharing these issues. God loves ya, and so do I. And I’m keeping Hannah, Hannity, Breitbart, James, Levin, Rush, Beck and ALL of them in my prayers. This stuff is probably going to get more creepy and dangerous before it gets better.

    The Libs declared war on our Constitution and the American people years ago. The battles continue, but we are starting to fight back.


  10. Lipiwitz be lovin some communists. Those who support groups like ACORN (Deomcrats) support handouts from a large government. They support a huge ass government that will tell you what to eat, what to read, where to go to school, what job, how much money you need, where to spend the money…and the damn list could go on forever. Sickening to those who love freedom.


  11. When I was in the service, I had graphic lessons on good and evil. ACORN and their fellow travelers are as evil as “the Butcher of the Ukraine.” We are fighting a peaceful civil war with an uncertain outcome. Before it ends, I fear there will be sixties style riots and ruined political careers. If our side has a chance of victory, we must ally ourselves with anyone, liberal or conservative who recognizes what is at stake.


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  13. Douglas, please accept my thanks for all that you and your brothers and sisters in the Marines have done for our nation, to keep us safe from bloodthirsty terrorists and power-hungry enemies. Saying “thank you” pales in comparison to what you all do in your service to our country, but know that America (most of America, anyway) will be forever in your debt for your valor, honor, and sacrifice.

    Thank you, Douglas.


  14. To Lipiwitz:

    “…use these tapes to commit publicly expose more of ACORN’s corruption and inform American voters intimidation of the partisan inaction of our Justice Department to take any action whatsoever into running a ‘clean investigation’ of ACORN…”

    FIFY… you’re welcome.


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