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Finally — Proof of Death! by The Elephant's Child

Finally — Proof of Death

There is finally conclusive evidence that Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi are dead.

Yesterday, they both registered as Democrats to vote in Chicago.

Borrowed shamelessly from Doug Ross@Journal who borrowed it from Papa B



ACORN Admits It’s the Vote-Fraud Arm of the Democrat Party by American Elephant

And they’re still very much open for business:

The radical activist group ACORN “works” for the Democratic Party and deliberately promotes election fraud, ACORN employees told FBI investigators, according to an FBI document dump Wednesday.

The documents obtained by Judicial Watch, a watchdog group, are FBI investigators’ reports related to the 2007 investigation and arrest of eight St. Louis, Mo., workers from ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate for violation of election laws. All eight employees involved in the scandal later pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud.

Project Vote is ACORN’s voter registration arm. Project Vote continues to operate despite the reported dissolution of the national structure of ACORN.

The handwritten reports by FBI agents show that ACORN employees reported numerous irregularities in the nonprofit group’s business practices.

One employee told the FBI that ACORN headquarters is “wkg [working] for the Democratic Party.”

According to one report, an ACORN employee said the purpose of “[f]raudulent cards” was “[t]o cause confusion on election day to keep polls open longer,” “[t]o allow people who can’t vote to vote,” and “[t]o allow to vote multiple times. [Emphasis Mine. Read the whole thing]

And while the Democrat’s vote fraud operation continues unabated, the other arms of ACORN that were forced to disband are already opening their doors again under new names.

Naturally, the corrupt Attorney General, Eric Holder, still has no interest in investigating the vote-fraud arm of the Democrat party, and the shake-down artists who bear a great deal of responsibiligy for creating the very “toxic assets” that brought down the economy. The same group to which his boss, Obama has such long-standing ties.

I don’t trust Eric Holder to investigate this scandal, I think congress must appoint an independent investigator.



Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! by American Elephant

ACORN to file for bankruptcy?

The community organizing group Acorn, battered politically from the right and suffering from mismanagement along with a severe loss of government and other funds, is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, officials of the group said Friday.

Unfortunately they will only reorganize under another name and come back twice as corrupt as before.  But for now, congratulations to Andrew Breitbart and James O’Keefe for doing their job — something  the corrupt media refuses to do.

UPDATE: Obama administration quietly orders government to resume funding ACORN, while Americans are distracted by health care battle.

Gee. You think the one has anything to do with t’other?



Graft, Federal Funds, Vote Fraud, and Getting Away With Stuff. by The Elephant's Child

You will be delighted to know that ACORN and other left-wing advocacy groups may be eligible for up to $3.99 billion in federal funding included in the $3.83 trillion fiscal 2011 budget that President Obama unveiled yesterday.

All this money comes from a congressional slush-fund called the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, a part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) $48.5 billion fiscal 2011 budget.  CDBG grants, which are awarded to states and localities, pass indirectly to ACORN.

BUT — Didn’t Congress pass a ban on funding the group and its affiliates just this last year?

Congress hinted that it might restore funding.  On December 8, the House Appropriations Committee rejected, on a party-line vote of 9-5, an amendment that would have blocked federal funding of ACORN.

Then in December, Federal Judge Nina Gershon restored federal funding by issuing a temporary injunction against the congressional funding ban, ruling that depriving ACORN of taxpayer funds was an unconstitutional “bill of attainder” that singled out ACORN for punishment without trial. That injunction expired, but Acorn asked that the order be modified to cover 2010.

This is all up in the air, as both sides are filing motions and documents with the court, and the issue may not proceed to trial.

Steven Malanga of the Manhattan Institute calls CDBG “America’s worst urban program” pointing out that the money that the program has given to poor neighborhoods has had little impact, because nothing in the funding requires those who receive grants to show that they are actually improving anything. ACORN has been receiving funding under the Great Society-era program since at least 1996.



More related news… by American Elephant
December 11, 2009, 11:25 pm
Filed under: Democrat Corruption, News, Politics, The Constitution | Tags: ,

Clinton appointee rules it’s unconstitutional to stop subsidizing corrupt Democrat group.



And in related news… by American Elephant
December 11, 2009, 1:01 pm
Filed under: Democrat Corruption | Tags: ,

The Chicago thugs in the White House signaled they have no intention of backing off their deeply corrupt relationship with the deeply corrupt ACORN. Indeed, they felt cocky enough to brazenly advertise their allegiance at the annual White House Christmas party. Republican lawmakers were shocked by the audacity.

(FOX News)



The Continuingly Amazing Story of ACORN Activities. by The Elephant's Child
September 15, 2009, 10:26 pm
Filed under: Domestic Policy, Law, Liberalism | Tags: , ,

I hope you have been following the ACORN drama as it unfolds. Following three incredible videos of an ACORN sting involving a young couple, posing as a prostitute and her pimp, who wanted to buy a house as a base from which to operate a business featuring 13 year-old hookers imported from El Salvador, the couple approached ACORN for help.

ACORN workers were completely helpful, instructing the couple in how to defraud the government, avoid getting caught, hide their income and how to disguise the 13 year-old whores as something legal.

The couple went to ACORN housing offices in Baltimore, Washington D.C. and New York, and now in San Bernardino, California. You can see all the videos at Big Government.  The Census Bureau reacted quickly, and severed all ties with ACORN.  The organization has a long record of being prosecuted for voter fraud, but had contracted to supply census workers for the 2010 census.

Now a pattern emerges of ACORN workers very willing to help people engage in prostitution, tax fraud, housing fraud, and human trafficking of children.  The first video was of a meeting in ACORN’s Baltimore office on Thursday.  ACORN promptly fired the workers, and claimed that these two reporters had tried and failed to carry out their sting in other offices.

The Senate voted to block HUD from giving grants to ACORN.  House Republicans have called for a total cutoff of federal funds to ACORN.  ACORN, in turn, has threatened to sue Fox News, and Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe — the reporters.  They were threatened with prosecution in Maryland, but it turns out that ACORN cannot operate legally in the state of Maryland.

You would think that all this drama would make page one in most newspapers, or at least get a mention.  Charles Gibson said in an interview on W AM Chicago’s “Don Wade & Roma Morning Show, that he didn’t even know about it.

British papers had no trouble picking up on the story.  Oddly, the American media didn’t know anything about Green Jobs Czar Van Jones either.  Being a professed radical communist, 9/11 truther is apparently no big deal for a figure in the administration.

NBC Reporter Chuck Todd said that “covering the Van Jones story was a waste of time”  Jones, he said was just a minor character way down the pecking order in the administration and just wasn’t important.  GatewayPundit notes that “Jones was in charge of doling out $80 billion to selected green projects.” I suppose that as taxpayer dollars are measured these days, $80 billion is no longer a big deal.

Does the media simply think that these things don’t matter?  Do they not matter if the perpetrators are on the “correct” political side?  Do they not matter because in both cases, there are close ties with President Obama?  Is our media so politicized that they do not recognize their own mindset?  Do they not recognize that this is rather closely related to declining subscriptions and lost journalism jobs? It is a puzzle.




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