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Seeds of Doubt [New Orleans ACORN office shutting down?]
The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | September 20, 2009 | Bruce Nolan

Posted on 09/20/2009 6:14:20 PM PDT by rrstar96

ACORN, a social justice organization with roots in [New Orleans], battles a string of scandals.

The announcement stuck to a wall outside the entrance to ACORN's local office in the 2600 block of Canal Street quietly signals the trouble afoot.

In English and Spanish, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now tells walk-up clients that ACORN's housing office has shut itself down for two weeks to immerse itself "in an intensive training program."

The sign is a symptom of a tumultuous week in the history of a controversial poor people's social justice movement -- one founded by a New Orleanian and based in the city for most of its nearly 40-year history.

But not for much longer.

In the wake of an embezzlement scandal last fall that ousted founder Wade Rathke, ACORN officials said their new leadership is transferring national headquarters to Washington, D.C.

The five-story building that houses ACORN on Canal Street, with another on Elysian Fields Avenue, is for sale.

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
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1 posted on 09/20/2009 6:14:21 PM PDT by rrstar96
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To: lsucat; Roux; Pikachu_Dad; WFTR; chemicalman; abb; Liberty911; CajunConservative; LSUfan; ...

Pelican State ping


2 posted on 09/20/2009 6:15:13 PM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96; FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; youturn; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; ...
ACORN Ping!

FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.


3 posted on 09/20/2009 6:17:17 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: rrstar96
ACORN officials said their new leadership is transferring national headquarters to Washington, D.C.

Hmmmm
4 posted on 09/20/2009 6:17:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: rrstar96

Without federal funds they can’t stay in business. Be forewarned they will re-emerge under another name and get congressional dollars from same that recently denied further funding.


5 posted on 09/20/2009 6:17:28 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: rrstar96

Name change.

ACORN is now COI (Comm. Organizers, Intl, I think).

We could get lost in letters of all the 300 or so organizations that are ACORNs.


6 posted on 09/20/2009 6:18:36 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: cripplecreek

Pennsylvania Avenue????


7 posted on 09/20/2009 6:18:42 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Where is my much anticipated Obama Opus?)
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To: rrstar96

they are moving to ny to consolidate...


8 posted on 09/20/2009 6:18:59 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: rrstar96

I guess they don’t like Jindal country no mo.


9 posted on 09/20/2009 6:19:49 PM PDT by ryan71 (Smells like a revolution)
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ACORN's housing office has shut itself down for two weeks to immerse itself "in an intensive training program

More specifically, the Director of Employer Employee Protocol, Special High Intensity Training (DEEP SHIT) has paid a visit and will not be leaving soon ...

10 posted on 09/20/2009 6:21:02 PM PDT by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember what you said.)
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To: cripplecreek

See they will be protected. That’s Zero’s bread and butter. They will stay in business. Child sex smuggling business for the dems is not a problem.


11 posted on 09/20/2009 6:22:04 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (WARNING! WARNING! "Political Terrorist in Charge" — STAY AWAY FROM MY BODY)
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To: Brandonmark

bump


12 posted on 09/20/2009 6:22:23 PM PDT by altair (I hope he fails)
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To: rrstar96
Alas, it'll be a while before NY gets rid of ACORN...:)
13 posted on 09/20/2009 6:30:55 PM PDT by bronxville
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To: Brandonmark

“Without federal funds they can’t stay in business.”

They don’t need government money. They’re getting millions upon millions now from the Sandlers and probably Soros but not sure about him though I know he’s in league with the Sandlers.


14 posted on 09/20/2009 6:33:58 PM PDT by bronxville
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To: rrstar96
The cockroaches are scattering back into the dark cracks and crevices. They will emerge again where the spotlights aren't shining so bright.
15 posted on 09/20/2009 6:44:22 PM PDT by eggman (Obama's Spread the Wealth will work just as well as Spread the Liabilities (sub-prime mortgages))
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To: combat_boots

“Name change.”

Yep! Like those furniture stores that supposedly go belly up and reopen the next day under a different name.


16 posted on 09/20/2009 6:55:38 PM PDT by aquila48
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"I guess they don’t like Jindal country no mo."

That, and the nasty little fact that Buddy Caldwell has subpeoned all of their records since 1999. Roaches and rats hate sunlight.

17 posted on 09/20/2009 6:58:29 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: rrstar96

Roaches just scattering. ACORN will reform and Obama’s corrupt DOJ will protect the higher ups.


18 posted on 09/20/2009 7:01:57 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: IrishPennant

Yup. There new HQ office will be in The White Hut.


19 posted on 09/20/2009 7:02:53 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: eggman

“Closing down for two weeks for..........WHAT???”

I’ll tell you what!! The extra shredding machines are either in place or will be on Monday. They will be running overtime for the duration. That hum you hear from inside aint the sound of progress! Dont expect to find any records of consequence.


20 posted on 09/20/2009 7:03:52 PM PDT by Don@VB
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