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Barack Obama’s “Social Innovation” slush fund by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 We all know now what the vengeful Obama IRS has been doing to conservative nonprofits the past four years: strangling them in the crib. But do you know how much pampering and largesse far-left welfare-state charities have received while limited-government groups suffered? […]
Scytl: Voter Fraud Facts and Fiction by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 With six months until Election Day, conspiracy theories are percolating on the Internet like bubbling mud pots at Yellowstone: Left-wing billionaire George Soros is going to rig the election for Barack Obama. Foreigners will oversee the nation’s entire vote-counting system. The fix […]
Hmmmm. “Operation Vote.” That’s the new name of a Chicago-run voter recruitment drive launched this weekend by Team Obama to target minorities and shore up his left flank. As usual, everything old is new again… Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti Via the Washington Post: President Obama’s campaign is developing an aggressive new program to expand support […]
Kris Kobach, the GOP candidate for Secretary of State in Kansas has won his race — unseating incumbent Democrat Chris Biggs by a huge margin. Left-wing and open-borders groups tried their best to slime Kobach. Voters didn’t fall for it: Kris Kobach will bring his determination to fight voter fraud to the Kansas secretary of […]
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.”
Otherwise known as the tax-subsidized National Democrat Future Voter Outreach Drive: Anyone who doesn’t know there is a Census this year will know after Monday. The government’s unprecedented $340 million promotional blitz of the 2010 Census launches Monday with the debut of the Census Portrait of America Road Tour in New York City’s Times Square. […]
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 […]
Document-dump-a-palooza — plus an Obama/sound science flashback; Update: Official White House position on ClimateGate: So what?
Big Government has a treasure trove of ACORN docs dumped to cover the criminal racket’s tracks before Jerry Brown launched a pretend probe. The Washington Examiner’s Byron York has the goods on the Americorps IG scandal and exploding sex scandal involving Obama crony/Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, DC schools chief Michelle Rhee, and Team Obama. Hey, […]
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 […]