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I kid you not: Bed bugs. ACORN Canada is using the issue to push a new government licensing scheme on all landlords, which would drive up rent and lead to less affordable housing, not more. Gotta love these social justice crusaders — worse than the pests they’re exploiting.
Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti My reporting on ACORN’s housing counseling grant rip-offs go back to April 2008, when I spotlighted the left-wing mortgage counseling racket. As bad as the ACORN/Obama alliance is, I’ve pointed out several times that this mess festered under the Bush administration and a GOP ruling majority. Now, GOP Rep. Daryl Issa […]
Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti Here’s a pleasant Friday afternoon surprise. Don’t expect to see it on the front page of tomorrow’s NYT, though. Via AP: A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a decision that had barred Congress from withholding funds from ACORN, the activist group driven to ruin by scandal and financial woes. […]
Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti Connie Hair at Human Events has the news: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has issued a stay on the December 2009 injunction by Clinton-appointed Judge Nina Gershon that declared the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) funding ban was unconstitutional. The result of the stay […]
Last June, I told you about the speech-squelching attempt by ACORN/Project Vote to silence one of its most potent critics — former Project Vote official-turned-whistleblower Anita MonCrief. Good news to report, via the Center for Individual Rights: Today an abrupt end came to a lawsuit that Project Vote, an affiliate of the Association of Community […]
Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti The pimp-advice-giving liberal organization will close down operations on April 1. Ironic? Maybe not. Somebody at ACORN just might be clever enough to have picked the date to telegraph the organization’s intentions. ACORN will continue to live in some form or another. Organizations like ACORN don’t die; they retreat and regroup. […]
Ugh: ACORN-buster busted at Sen. Landrieu’s office in alleged bugging “malicious” phone tampering plot; affidavit link added; Update: “Veritas”?
“The truth shall set me free.”
The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack reports tonight that Illinois Democrat Sen. Roland Burris is claiming credit for inserting a provision that may benefit ACORN. But it’s not just the ACORN angle that’s scandalous. It’s the race hustler shakedown. Why, oh, why do we need to be funding massive new federal bureaucracies to create separate “Offices […]
“Desired Qualifications: A demonstrated commitment to economic and social justice.”
Oy. The Hill’s Eric Zimmerman reports that a Clinton-appointed judge has enjoined the congressional ACORN funding bans as illegal “bills of attainder:” A federal judge today issued an injunction preventing the implementation of a congressional ban on funding for ACORN. Judge Nina Gershon concluded that the ban amounted to a “bill of attainder” that unfairly […]
Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti You are going to be shocked, shocked, I tell you, when you read the conclusion of the “independent” review of ACORN’s recent activities by ACORN’s “independent” assessor, left-wing former Massachusetts AG and Common Cause president Scott Harshbarger. Harshbarger has determined — wait for it — that ACORN engaged in no wrongdoing […]
Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti Yesterday, House Republicans held a forum on ACORN’s political criminal enterprise in the face of repeated refusals by the Democrat majority to investigate and on the heels of AG Eric Holder’s insistence that ACORN get its tax dollars. Ranking GOP member Rep. Lamar Smith stood firm on the need to deny […]
Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti Eric Zimmerman at The Hill has new details on mismanaged federal DOJ grants to ACORN and its affiliates: ACORN and its affiliates received $200,000 in Justice Department grants between 2002 and 2009, according a report issued today by the department’s Inspector General. No DOJ grants went directly to ACORN, but a […]
David Hamilton is a hard Left, former ACORN fund-raiser and abortion radical who was rated “not qualified” by the ABA. Now, via LifeNews, he is federal judge: The Senate voted today 59-39 to confirm a pro-abortion federal judge President Barack Obama appointed to become a new appeals court justice. David Hamilton, of Indiana, is the […]
Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti Another bogus ACORN lawsuit by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2009 ACORN is doing what it does best: Playing the victim, blaming everyone else for its self-inflicted wounds, perpetuating false narratives, and defending the entitlement industry to the death. On Thursday, the disgraced welfare rights organization filed suit over a congressional […]
No surprises here. Radical leftist Dede Scozzafava, the GOP NY-23 candidate who dropped out over the weekend, was an ACORN-embracing, Working Families Party-consorting, Big Labor crony. White House political director Patrick Gaspard is a leading ACORN/SEIU/Working Families Party operative from New York. The Washington Post reports that Gaspard played a critical role in Scozzafava’s endorsement […]
On Fox & Friends this morning, I discussed the expiring House and Senate bans on ACORN funding that GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann has been warning about all month. Byron York has a good backgrounder here. Whatever happens, the daunting reality is that ACORN and its vast network of affiliates continue to spend and shuffle untold […]
The Working Families Party, an ACORN front group whose ballot line Newt Gingrich-endorsed radical leftist Dede Scozzafava has embraced on multiple occasions, is up to no good again. The NYPost reports: The labor-backed Working Families Party has engaged in “an audacious scheme to violate the law” to help the party’s favored political candidates get elected, […]
On ABC News this morning at George Stephanopoulos’s This Week roundtable, fellow Fox News contributor and conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham took Charlie Gibson to task for his ignorance of the ACORN scandal (which, you’ll remember, a condescending Gibson said he thinks the MSM should “leave to the cables.”) Brava. Keep calling them […]
Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti ACORN is a criminal enterprise. It took decades to build up its massive coffers and intricate web of affiliates across the country. It will take months and years to untangle the entire operation. And it will take time, money, and and relentless sunshine to dismantle the government-subsidized, partisan racket. It can’t […]
Yes, it’s time for the upside-down elephant. The Stupid Party is at it again. The subject of today’s column: An abomination in the NY23 special congressional race to replace former GOP Rep. John McHugh, who accepted President Obama’s Army Secretary position. Way to go, Beltway GOP establishment. Grass-roots fiscal conservatives are fired up over ACORN, […]
Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports tonight that the ACORN/Rathke embezzlement sum was $5 million, not the widely cited $1 million figure admitted publicly to date by the left-wing racketeering group. But guess what? The figure is not new — and it is not news to the whitewashers at the New York […]