Hitler gets bad news from Nevada

February 20, 2010

More bad news in the bunker, when Der Fuehrer learns that Senator Harry Reid doesn’t have much of a chance at re-election:

(via The Jawa Report)

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Grinding the ACORN

November 23, 2009

Oh, dear. It looks like Breitbart isn’t done beating ACORN like a redheaded stepchild. This time, they’ve been caught dumping thousands of sensitive documents ahead of a possible investigation by the California Attorney-General’s office:

On October 1st, 2009 California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced that an investigation had been opened into ACORN’s activities in California, resulting from undercover videos showing employees seemingly offering to assist the undercover film makers with human smuggling, child prostitution and even tax advice to boot.

Although ACORN has denied any wrongdoing, some of the employees involved were terminated, and ACORN has publicly stated that they would fully cooperate with any investigations that followed.

(…)

Shockingly, we now learn that the ACORN office in National City (San Diego County) engaged in a massive document dump on the evening of October 9th, containing thousands upon thousands of sensitive documents, just days prior to the Attorney General’s visit.

BigGovernment.com has learned that not only did this document dump occur, but the documents in question were irresponsibly and brazenly dumped in a public dumpster, without considering laws and regulations as to how sensitive information should be treated.

(…)

Documents shared with BigGovernment.com include information exposing not only the inner workings of ACORN in California, but also personal, sensitive information belonging to employees, members and clients of ACORN. ACORN and its few remaining defenders insist that the “good” ACORN provides outweighs the transgressions exposed in the recent undercover video sting. But, ACORN’s massive dumping of these documents and the cavalier manner in which it betrayed the trust of its supporters betrays that talking point. (Unlike ACORN, we have redacted sensitive and personal information.)

ACORN’s political agenda is also exposed, with thousands upon thousands of documents revealing the depth of the political machine that is ACORN, and its disturbing ties to not only public employee labor unions but some of the most radical leftist organizations.

Read the whole thing. You’d think they’d at least have learned from Enron to shred the documents they’re illegally disposing of. That they didn’t means this promises to be another bad week for ACORN and its allies, which in turn means more entertainment for us.

Pass the popcorn.


Obama and the Democratic Socialists of America

October 24, 2009

Behold the Hexagon of Progress!

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That’s the eye-grabber for an article -the first in a series- at Big Government that will explore the connections between President Obama and the intertwined radical Left groups depicted above, and all tracing back to the Democratic Socialists of America, which is itself an affiliate of the Socialist International. I’ve written before about Obama’s possible membership in and almost-certain close relationship with the New Party. I said then that I was wary of describing him as a Socialist; I still am, but the course of his presidency so far and his background as examined in the Big Government article make it hard to say he isn’t at least sympathetic toward the strong statism favored by socialist groups.

(For the record, I think Obama is more precisely a strong progressive like Wilson and FDR, or perhaps even a corporatist in the style of Mussolini, than he is a socialist. He doesn’t require state ownership of businesses, just that they tow the line and support government policy – in other words, Liberal Fascism)

In any event, be sure to read the article and keep an eye out for the rest of the series.  Once again, It’s up to citizen-journalists to do the work the mainstream media refused to do during the last election campaign.


Breitbart torpedoes ACORN again

October 21, 2009

Right below the waterline. Undercover journalists James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles suckered the ACORN office in Philadelphia with a story about wanting to set up a house of prostitution and import underage Salvadoran girls to work it. When earlier ACORN prostitution scandals broke out, officials and defenders of the organization loudly claimed that O’Keefe and Giles had been kicked out of the Philly office and that they had been refused help for their criminal scheme. Well… judge for yourself:

Note: I’ve been told the audio is blanked when the ACORN employees are speaking because of Pennsylvania wiretap laws. This sets up an interesting dilemma: ACORN is sure to deny they did anything wrong, so Breitbart, O’Keefe, and Giles can counter by saying “Fine. Give us permission to unblock the audio and let the world hear who’s lying.” It’s effectively a trap for ACORN, and I’d be shocked if they agreed to such an offer.

It’s so much fun watching a criminal racket that’s been raping our electoral system go down in flames. popcorn

ADDENDUM: Note how bad this made the press look, too, for repeating ACORN’s lies without question.

LINKS: More at Hot Air.


White House throws ACORN under the bus?

October 8, 2009

Gotta dash to a meeting, but I wanted to point you to this item by Ed Morrissey: OMB directs executive branch to cut ties to ACORN.

While Congress wrestles with various ways to strip ACORN of any remaining federal funding, the White House has somewhat quietly begun to disconnect itself from the community-organizing group. OMB director Peter Orszag yesterday sent the following compliance memo to “all Executive Branch agencies” to meet the requirements of the continuing resolutions that Congress have already passed to keep the government funded in the absence of a budget. Orszag basically says to cut ACORN off immediately.

Be sure to read the whole thing. At first, this looks devastating for ACORN, as their erstwhile ally seems to be cutting them off to minimize damage to himself. But, as Ed points out at the end, all this federal funding for an organization that abets tax evasion, child prostitution, and white slavery could be restored in the next budget.

This fight isn’t over, either.

(Cross-posted at Sister Toldjah, where I’m guest-blogging.)


Obama’s godfather?

October 2, 2009

Was community organizing as practiced by ACORN (and their trainer, Barack Obama) born on the prairies of North Dakota during World War One?

Gee, if the flax crop had been good in 1915, would the future (and our present) have been different?


All roads lead to ACORN?

September 30, 2009

Oh, my. What a coincidence.

More about the New Party here and here.