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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


White House recruiting for ACORN?

September 18, 2009

Big Government continues their war on ACORN today by showing how the Federal government’s serve.gov web site is recruiting volunteers and paid canvassers for ACORN: Taxpayer Funded Serve.gov Filtering Activists to ACORN

The Obama Administration has placed a large premium on what it calls “national service.” It has launched a website, www.Serve.gov, that is reported to act as a clearing house for Americans eager to “give back” to their communities. Unfortunately, Americans looking for an opportunity to volunteer may get something they weren’t expecting.

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So after they assist you in procuring housing for your brothel of underage girls, ACORN can also assist you in skirting your taxes, in keeping with the law of probability.

Big Government’s Dana Loesch also points out that serve.gov is supervised by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which is deeply implicated in the simmering Inspectors-General scandals.

Given ACORN’s history of thuggery-for-hire, electoral corruption, and now suborning teen prostitution,  and bearing in mind the President’s close ties to the group, perhaps the White House should rethink which “opportunities” it promotes to eager volunteers.

LINKS: A Pennsylvania angle at The Jawa Report.