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09-16-2009 11:32 PM  11 years ago
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dilberteinstein

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BREAKING: ACORN Suspends Operations
ACORN said it would have an independent review. Yeah...I bet it will be "REAL INDEPENDENT." They'll set up their own review and declare ACORN as clean as snow.

That will be like having Al Capone investigate bootlegging. Bawhahaha!!!
ACORN, calling the actions of some of its employees “indefensible,” has suspended advising new clients as part of its service programs and is setting up an independent review to see what happened.

ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis said in a written statement that she was “ordering a halt to any new intakes into ACORN’s service programs until completion of an independent review.”
http://biggovernment.com/2009/09/16...nds-operations/
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09-17-2009 01:16 AM  11 years ago
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Their review will most certainly be completely independent of the facts of the cases.Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!
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09-17-2009 01:39 AM  11 years ago
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This is mostly a "cover your !ss" operation to keep any more independent film makers from embarrasing them.

All I know is that any disruption to the enemy is a good thing.
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09-17-2009 01:44 AM  11 years ago
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I bet they will regroup and require people to be scanned before they can get an interview.

They can't afford to have any cameras catch any more interviews.

Or perhaps this would be looked upon too dubiously by the public and they will have to retrain everyone to stop with that sort of advice.
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09-17-2009 03:26 AM  11 years ago
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‘The Audacity of Hos’: ‘Daily Show’ Skewers ACORN
When Jon Stewart of the "Daily Show" trashes the mainstream media for not covering this story, it demonstrates how bad our left wing media really is. Jon Stewart is so left wing, he makes liberals look like Karl Rowe. Our left wing mainstream media is beyond far left wing...they are in another world of their own.

I can't stand Jon Stewart...but even a blind pig can find an ACORN sometimes.

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/b...-skewers-acorn/
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09-17-2009 03:41 AM  11 years ago
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Acorn Runs Off the Rails
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We're just community organizers, just like the president used to be.'.

Last week, 11 of its workers were accused by Florida prosecutors of falsifying information on 888 voter registration forms. Last month, Acorn's former Las Vegas, Nev., field director, Christopher Edwards, agreed to testify against the group in a case in which Las Vegas election officials say 48% of the voter registration forms the group turned in were "clearly fraudulent." Acorn itself is charged with 13 counts of illegally using a quota system to compensate workers in an effort to boost the number of registrations. (Acorn has denied wrongdoing in all of these cases.)

A growing number of people once affiliated with Acorn want nothing more to do with the group. Marcel Reid, for example, was one of eight national Acorn board members who were removed last year after demanding an audit of the group's books. She notes that Acorn received $7.4 million in contributions from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) between 2005 and 2008 but actively fights unionization efforts by its own employees. Ms. Reid also notes that Acorn was sanctioned by the National Labor Relations Board in 2003 for illegally firing workers trying to organize a union.

In 1995, Acorn unsuccessfully sued California to be exempt from the minimum wage, claiming that "the more that Acorn must pay each individual outreach worker . . . the fewer outreach workers it will be able to hire." The decision to file that lawsuit was made by Wade Rathke, who founded Acorn in 1970 and was its long-time leader. He was forced by the group's board to resign last year after it found that he'd engaged in a cover-up of a nearly $1 million embezzlement of Acorn funds by his brother Dale, then the group's chief financial officer.

Acorn's allies in Congress have long stopped every move to rein it in. Rep. Steve King (R., Iowa), for example, has tried six times to get House floor votes restricting Acorn's access to federal funds but has been blocked by Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hand-picked Rules Committee members. Some Democrats have grumbled. Michigan's John Conyers, chair of the Judiciary Committee, urged a hearing be held on Acorn abuses in March, but later told the Washington Times "the powers that be decided against it."

There is a chance the latest scandals will convince Democrats that Acorn is too toxic a political partner. And President Barack Obama, who once ran a voter-registration program for an Acorn partner (Project Vote) and then worked for Acorn as a lawyer on key cases, has every incentive to distance himself further from the organization.

Former Acorn board members tell me the group has always been confident it will be protected. After the Nevada voter-registration fraud indictment last May, Bonnie Greathouse, Acorn's chief organizer in the state, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that "we've had bad publicity before" and survived. "People always come forward to our defense. We're just community organizers, just like the president used to be."
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...2287663918.html
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