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Thursday Stitch n’ Bitch: Cracking the ACORN Shills September 24, 2009

Filed under: ACORN — afrocity @ 11:15 AM
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Tensions are running high among congressional supporters of ACORN. Yesterday on Bill O’Reilly , congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) attempted to explain his position on the faltering community activist group in light of recent videotapes released which showed ACORN workers helping a couple posing as a prostitute and a pimp. The tapes resulted in several ACORN workers being relieved of their duties. Congress also voted to exclude federal funding from the group. Now there is a litany of litigation stemming from the pimp tape fallout.

Representative Frank, goes on record here while being drilled by a tenacious O’Reilly:


From Contra Obama.com

From Contra Obama.com

Judging from his defensive behavior, it is not difficult to know where Barney Frank stands on the ACORN issue. What troubles me is that the very people we elect to serve the people will continue to support a group that is obviously corrupt and in need of a massive investigation.  This article in the Wall Street Journal attempts to provide clarity on the Frank position.

September 23, 2009

Barney Frank on Acorn

He calls for an investigation—of the investigators.

In a letter published nearby, Representative Barney Frank takes us to task for an editorial last week in which we noted his absence from the House’s 345-75 vote to defund Acorn, the “community organizing” group that has been caught on video at least five times offering advice on how to evade the authorities while enslaving children as prostitutes. Mr. Frank, whose spokesman tells us he would have voted against the measure (that is, in favor of funding Acorn), has a point. Any implication that he is trying to dodge the matter is mistaken.

Even after the recent revelations, Mr. Frank is a vigorous and unashamed defender of Acorn. Yesterday he and House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers sent a letter to the Congressional Research Service (CRS) requesting a “careful and objective analysis of a number of issues concerning ACORN.” (Mr. Conyers voted to defund Acorn but later said he did so “accidentally.”)

The investigation that Messrs. Frank and Conyers envision does not, to say the least, sound aggressive. They ask the researchers to get to the bottom of, among other things, “the extent to which ACORN has assisted [the] homeless.” With respect to the child-prostitution sting, they ask the CRS to look into “conflicting allegations” about “the propriety of these activities”—by which they mean not the advice Acorn gave on getting away with crimes, but “the federal and state laws that could apply to such videotaping and distribution of conversations without the consent of all parties.”

The Democratic duo also ask CRS whether the legislation defunding Acorn “could constitute an unlawful bill of attainder” by singling out the group—as if the refusal to continue providing federal subsidies is tantamount to punishing it for a crime. Such Constitutional scruples were not evident in March, when the pair joined all but six House Democrats (and 85 Republicans) in voting to impose a 90% tax on executives of AIG and other disfavored corporations.

Messrs. Frank and Conyers do ask if Acorn has misused federal funds or engaged in voter fraud—but the CRS is hardly in a position to investigate whether Acorn has committed such crimes. If Messrs. Frank and Conyers were serious about learning the truth, they’d send their letter to the Justice Department, not the Congressional Research Service.


100_1884ACORN is now suing the creators of the notorious pimp tapes along with Andrew Breitbart for his part in getting the tapes released to the media.  Upon closer examination, the good ol’ folks at ACORN should realize that their law suit can actually be used against them, creating the very legal scrutiny they have been avoiding for nearly two years now. As a defendant, Andrew Breitbart has a right to discovery meaning he could ask for documents that ACORN has kept hidden from public eyes.

As many readers know, President Barack Obama unceremoniously threw ACORN under the bus during his interview last Sunday with George Stephanopolis. I thought of this several days ago as I was walking my Dalmatian. I passed an acorn tree wearing a pair of suede boots. The acorns were cracking underneath the pressure of my boots. An image of a bus driving over millions of acorns overcame me along with the loud collective sound of shells (shills) crackling.  It causes me to wonder if hell hath no fury like a nut scorned.

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21 Responses to “Thursday Stitch n’ Bitch: Cracking the ACORN Shills”

  1. manbearpig68 Says:

    I would think ACORN would be very insulted by Obama making his statement Sunday.

  2. FurryOldGuyJeans Says:

    When will Obama giggle and intone he is not a crook?

    The corruption of this administration is staggering, and yet I would bet good money we have only seen the tip of the iceberg to date.

    • afrocity Says:

      That is a scary thought.

      • FurryOldGuyJeans Says:

        Which part is scary? Obama intoning he is not a crook, or “we ain’t seen nothing yet”?

        Obama is combining the really bad qualities of the last two of his Democratic predecessors; Carter for his complete ineffectualness and Clinton for the “wink, wink” approach to his criminality. Why not channel Nixon?

  3. afrocity Says:

    New addition to Conservative blog roll: Hip Hop Republican
    http://hiphoprepublican.blogspot.com

  4. sstorm0730 Says:

    I am not sure he actually threw them under the bus. Seemed more like trying to sweep them under the rug to hide the dirt with which he has soiled his hands.

  5. bob Says:

    We’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg.

    Think of all that TARP money, for instance, among other things.

    One thing I can say about O is he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body when it comes to enabling thieves, etc.

    Natural Born Citizen blog has some good stuff up about some new pending legal action in Hawaii.

    Here–

    http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/

  6. bob Says:

    And all these czars. Take some time, check these folks out. No racism here, either. There are some really insane goofy folks amongst those czars, right across the racial divides.

    I’ve never seen anything remotely like this in my life, and I’ve hit sixty.

    Praising every dictator in the world, selling out allies right and left, beginning the disarming the country.

    And if O should go, well, we got the drunken Biden, and if he isn’t eligible as he was on the same ticket with O, we’ve got Nan Pelosi.

    Lord what a mess!

    Makes W look like Jesus Christ almost.

    • FurryOldGuyJeans Says:

      And all unelected by even those who pretend to be our representatives. Shadow government, indeed.

  7. johninca Says:

    The ‘defunding ACORN’ amendments mean nothing unless they’re on the same bill, make it through the conference committee, and make it to the president’s desk for signature.

  8. bob Says:

    Well, Congress can refuse to allocate monies to ACORN in the future, in future spending bills.

  9. garnette Says:

    I had forgotten about this article until someone clicked on it on my blog. Last April, Barney Frank went head to head with Bachmann to insure that ACORN continued to receive funding. I think we need to remember that he won that battle, but he may have just lost the war.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/lawmaker-news/36206-frank-and-bachmann-do-battle-over-key-acorn-amendment

  10. I’m wondering if obama, did, in fact toss them under the bus, or will they continue on in some sort of stealth mode?

    Time will tell I suppose. Stormy may be onto more than she realizes.

  11. bob Says:

    All hell is breaking loose, and for once I’m pleased.

    Judicial Watch files suit against HUD to obtain ACORN documents.

    http://www.earnedmedia.org/judw0924.htm

  12. Janis Says:

    I’ve never much minded Barney Frank in the past, but when a man apologizes for and plays the “yes but” game with child sex slavery, that man is dead to me.

    How many times was this done where it was for real and there were no cameras? Those women in those videos seemed awfully blase and prepared for these kinds of questions.

    And if I have to hear one more asshole hipster liberal tell me about how I Have A Friend Who Is A Sex Worker and how it gives them cred to apologize for and excuse the damage prostitution does to women, I will go absolutely freaking postal on them. They have a girlfriend who made $30 on a webcam one time, and so they are authorized to speak about 14 year old girls with no legal existence forced to be raped to make money for someone else. Yeah. Sure. And I’m Indira Gandhi.

  13. IslandLibertarian Says:

    ACORN?
    A “Shell Game”! The fix was in years ago.
    And the dance B. Frank is doing could get him on “Dancing With the Stars”.

  14. absolutelynuts Says:

    Afrocity,

    I have no idea who you are. I don’t even know how I found your website. But I’m glad I did! We shall be arm-in-arm for OUR country. Thank you for the sanity you provide! You’re number one!

  15. Peter Says:

    I’m pretty sure that Mark Kevin and his Landmark Legal Foundation will be in on the defense of Ms. Giles and Mr. O’Keeth and Breitbart. At least I hope so, not only is Levin a “purty good” lawyer but with his radio show and his friendship with Hannity and Limbaugh, as well as other radio talkers, the dirt will be broadcast.

    It’s like ACORN planted ten pounds of gunpowder at the bottom of the farm’s manure pile and they’re standing directly downwind and the fuse will go off in3..2..1…

    And the way Obama is throwing all these allies under the bus?Some will take one for the team, others? Listen closely, that quiet little whiiisk, whhhiiisk whhhiiiiisk you hear is the knives on the whetstones.

  16. Butters Says:

    and could you resist just jumping up and down on all those acorns?

    LOL


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