Entries Tagged as ‘ACORN’

October 7, 2009

FEMA Grant To ACORN – Frozen

As I reported on September 12, 2009;
Why has FEMA paid The Acorn Institute $1.4 Million in grants since August 2008?
Paid 8/29/08 – Fiscal Year 2007 = $450,484 
Paid 9/04/09 – Fiscal Year 2008 – $997,402 (only 6 grants were issued for more money than ACORN – out of 220 grants)
According to the FEMA website the purpose of [...]

October 7, 2009

If Bankers Had Just Listened To ACORN

We wouldn’t be in this financial crisis.

October 6, 2009

ACORN Threw Out Republican Voter Registrations

Via Atlas Shrugs:
In February of 2009 Fathiyyah Muhammad of Jacksonville, Florida, heard that ACORN was paying three dollars for each vote you could register. Fatiyyah claims she registered voters for Acorn there (at three dollars each), but that the group threw out her votes and fired her when she brought them GOP registrations.
It’s hard to [...]

October 5, 2009

ACORN Embezzlement – Not $1Million – $5Million

Via Nola:
An internal review by the board of directors of the community organization ACORN determined that the amount allegedly embezzled from the community organization was $5 million, well more than the previously reported amount of nearly $1 million, according to a new subpoena in an investigation by Louisiana  Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
The subpoena, released this [...]

October 5, 2009

ACORN – The Election Arm Of The Democratic Party

You can always count on Michelle Bachmann to shoot straight.

My takeaway from this – ACORN is not defunded. Lots of talk – no action.

October 4, 2009

ACORN – For Sale

Listing details – 1024 Elysian Fields

October 4, 2009

ACORN Illegally Used Prisoners To Canvas For Voter Registration Drives

There is very little coverage of what’s happening in Nevada – at least credible coverage. This case is about much more than just the ‘blackjack’ promo. According to Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, a democrat:
“They constantly say, look we just had a bad apple. We had a bad employee like most people do. Clearly, [...]

October 2, 2009

The ACORN Embezzlement

We’ve all heard about the $1 million embezzlement a ACORN funds byWade Rathke’s brother (Dale). I will still never understand how this man is not in jail – even more now.
I never paid too much attention to the details of the embezzlement. Then yesterday “the memo” was released. Matthew Vadum has been exhaustively covering details [...]

October 1, 2009

Census – ACORN – SEIU

October 1, 2009

ACORN – California Opening An Investigation?

September 29, 2009

Working Families Party (ACORN) Voter Fraud

Via The Times Union:
Dozens of forged and fraudulent absentee ballots from people registered to vote on the Working Families Party line were filed in the Sept. 15 primary elections in Troy, the Times Union has learned.
Many of the questionable ballots were filed under the names of students and people who live in government-subsidized housing and [...]

September 29, 2009

ACORN Is Like A Religious Group

Unbiased, factual reporting by The Boston Globe:
ANYONE who’s been surfing the right-wing blogosphere would mistake the activist group ACORN for a sinister force hell-bent on falsifying the US Census, registering nonexistent voters, and promoting underage prostitution. This caricature distorts the group’s intentions and overstates its influence.
Hmmmm. Sinister force hell-bent on falsifying the US Census, registering [...]

September 28, 2009

ACORN Rats Jumping Ship

Via The Wall Street Journal:
Guillermo Loaiza, a loan officer for a unit of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in Phoenix, has resigned from the board of Acorn Housing, a spokesman for J.P. Morgan said.
The J.P. Morgan spokesman declined to say why Mr. Loaiza had stepped down from the Acorn Housing board but said the decision [...]

September 28, 2009

Bank of America Suspends ACORN

Via Reuters:
Bank of America Corp has suspended its current commitments to ACORN Housing, an affiliate of Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a scandal-hit U.S. liberal grassroots group, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday.
The banking company “will not enter into any further agreements with ACORN or any of its affiliates,” pending assessments [...]

September 23, 2009

Bertha Lewis Says She Will Testify If Congress Calls

Poor Bertha, she just doesn’t get it. The majority of people in this Country will never trust ACORN again, if they ever did.
Did anyone notice that the “audit” of ACORN has turned into an “independent and comprehensive inquiry and review of the management of its service delivery to communities“. Scott Harshbarger is not an auditor and the fact [...]

September 22, 2009

ACORN – Anonymous Donor?

The latest “will we survive” email from ACORN today. Only now Bertha is announcing that ACORN has an anonymous donor who will match your donations up to $20,000. Now it doesn’t specify if the match is $20,000 total or every new donation up to $20,000 each.
If it’s $20,000 total – I’m thinking – Roland Burris [...]

September 20, 2009

Bertha Lewis vs. Darrell Issa

Wow, she doesn’t like Rep. Issa. I can’t wait for O’Reilly’s body language expert to get ahold of this interview.

As far as Obama speaking out – not so much – via ABC News:
STEPHANOPOULOS:  How about the funding for ACORN?
OBAMA:  You know, if — frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely.  [...]

September 18, 2009

APORN – Leno Comedy Gold

September 17, 2009

House Votes to Defund ACORN – ALL Funds

Rep. Darrell Issa  (R-CA) offered the Defund ACORN bill as an amendment to the Student Loans bill.  
Vote: 345 to 75.
Nays:

Baldwin
Becerra
Brady (PA)
Brown, Corrine
Butterfield
Capuano
Carson (IN)
Castor (FL)
Cleaver
Clyburn
Crowley
Cummings
Davis (IL)
DeGette
Delahunt
Doyle
Edwards (MD)
Ellison
Engel
Fattah
Filner
Fudge
Green, Al
Grijalva
Hinchey
Hirono
Holt
Honda
Jackson (IL)
Jackson-Lee (TX)
Johnson, E. B.
Kilpatrick (MI)
Kucinich
Larsen (WA)
Lee (CA)
Lewis (GA)
Lynch
Markey (MA)
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
Meeks (NY)
Mollohan
Moore (WI)
Moran (VA)
Nadler (NY)
Neal (MA)
Olver
Pallone
Pascrell
Payne
Polis (CO)
Price (NC)
Rahall
Rangel
Roybal-Allard
Rush
Sánchez, Linda T.
Schakowsky
Scott (GA)
Scott (VA)
Serrano
Sherman
Sires
Slaughter
Stark
Thompson (MS)
Towns
Tsongas
Velázquez
Waters
Watson
Waxman
Wexler
Woolsey

September 17, 2009

Bertha Lewis – Different Interview – Different Attitude

It’s interesting the change of attitude from Bertha Lewis depending on where she is interviewing. When on Lou Dobbs,  she appeared tentative, embarressed, ashamed. Not here…………..Sirius Radio, MIP with Mark Thompson radio interview. 
Part One – Ho’gate – takeaways.
“This is a coordinated effort that goes all the way back to the Bush White House.”
“It is awfully curious that people [...]

September 16, 2009

ACORN – San Diego – UPDATED

Here we go again – looks like this one may come out in pieces as well. This is the portion that was shown on Hannity tonight.

Update:
“Trust the Mexicans”
According to NBC San Diego:
David Lagstein with California ACORN confirmed the video is real. He said the employee in that video is Juan Carlos Vera.
“Our staff [...]

September 16, 2009

Bertha Lewis Is Going To Fix Everything – UPDATED

C’mon folks she’s only been in charge for a year, give her a chance. She’s going to restore our confidence in ACORN.
According to Bertha:
“I have to thank the undercover folks because they sort of did us a good service.”
But we’re going to sue them anyway.
Their quality control stopped any documents from actually being filed – [...]

September 16, 2009

Girl Talk With Tresa – ACORN – UPDATED – Tape 3 Added

Via Big Government:
Miss Tresa Kaelke came off as the “cool” grandma type: ready to talk, listen and dive into something adventurous. She was very much straight out of the free-love and anti-war era. She was not there to discriminate; she was there to condone and get her twisted fill of gossip for the day.
She wasn’t [...]

September 16, 2009

ACORN San Bernardino Response – Just Playing Along

ACORN is not going down easily, they are going to fight the truth with the same tenacity that they steal our money.
According to the ACORN Press Release today:

When the actors approached Ms. Kaelke with their provocative costuming and outlandish scenario, she could not take them seriously. So she met their outrageousness with her own personal [...]

September 15, 2009

ACORN – San Bernardino – Experienced in Prostitution – UPDATED

Updated:
Tresa Kaelke:
Via LinkedIn:
Lead Field Organizer at ACORN
Via San Bernardino Court Records:
Had a warrant for her arrest until May 2008 regarding a drug possession charge from 1997. She was charged in 1997, released on $25, 000 bail, put on probation, did not perform her probation, had warrant issued, warrant was recalled May [...]

September 15, 2009

ACORN – Glenn Beck Preview of San Bernardino, CA Tape

Just to wet the appetite – looks like they hit San Bernardino, California. These people are disgusting.

September 15, 2009

ACORN Operating Illegally in Maryland

Via Big Government:
Last week, we saw some pretty disturbing activities revealed in the undercover footage from ACORN Housing’s Baltimore office. By any measure of conduct, the actions of ACORN’s employees should never have happened. It turns out the actions shouldn’t have happened for another, very simple, reason: ACORN can’t legally operate in the state of Maryland.
According [...]

September 14, 2009

ACORN Wants 6 Million More Of YOUR Dollars

Via the Washington Examiner:
ACORN Institute has filed two separate applications with the Commerce Department. One in the amount of $3,172,042 and the other in amount of $2,999,903.
The grant description reads as follows:
 “The Digital Empowerment Project bridges the digital divide in low-income and minority populations by promoting adoption through grassroots outreach, training participants in computer centers; [...]

September 14, 2009

Senators Try To Block Possible ACORN Funding – UPDATED

Via KETV Omaha:
Sen. Mike Johanns has proposed an amendment to block federal funding for a national organization that works to provide education and housing opportunities for low-income people.
 Johanns’ amendment would prohibit the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now from receiving funds from the current transportation and housing appropriations bill.
There are actually 2 amendments submitted [...]

September 14, 2009

Honesty Is Not Going To Get You The House – ACORN

One thing that I’ve noticed people have not mentioned about the latest ACORN video in Brooklyn, NY. The office located at 2-4 Nevins Street is the main ACORN office of Brooklyn and the office of the CEO and Chief Organizer, Bertha Lewis.
These people were right under the nose of Bertha Lewis – how did she not know?
Just [...]