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Now will Congress investigate ACORN?
Washington Examiner ^ | 10/04/2009

Posted on 10/04/2009 4:01:00 PM PDT by devane617

Evidence continues to accumulate from far and wide that the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is lousy with corruption. The latest revelations come from Louisiana and Oklahoma. In the former, the local ACORN Housing Corp. office received contracts worth a combined $625,000 from the City of New Orleans for repairing existing low-income housing and developing new units in poor neighborhoods. The contracts were paid for with funds from federal Community Development Block Grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. An investigation by the Pelican Institute think tank of New Orleans, however, found that no work was actually performed to fulfill the contracts. Worse, Pelican couldn't talk to the ACORN official managing the contracts because he had left the organization months ago. One more thing: The office address listed on the contracts for ACORN turned out to be a vacant lot, although new plumbing connections indicated a trailer had recently been located on the site. Meanwhile, in Oklahoma City, documents found in a recently vacated ACORN office included a detailed memo titled "Power Plan" for a five-year effort to elect supportive legislators and transform Oklahoma to a progressive state "in the way it was 100 years ago." The man in charge of the office left town without paying back rent or utility bills, according to OklahmaWatchdog.org. Also found in the documents was a script for a Houston ACORN-directed recruiting campaign for "hiring Outreach Workers to remind people to get out and vote for Barack Obama in the upcoming election." As a tax-exempt nonprofit, ACORN is barred from participating in partisan election activities, and its national spokesmen have insisted throughout the 2008 presidential race that their organization was not working to elect Obama. These revelations come hard on the heels of the sensational videotapes showing ACORN employees in Baltimore, New York and San Diego giving advice on concealing a brothel featuring 13-year-old girls smuggled here from Latin America. Congress is considering measures to stop any more federal funds from going to ACORN after an Examiner investigation found the group has received at least $53 million in recent years. More than a dozen states are investigating allegations of improper election activities by ACORN. Now, with evidence of apparent theft of federal grant money and blatantly partisan political work, what else must be exposed before Congress gets off the dime and conducts a full-fledged investigation?


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; acorn; congress; hud; obama; oklahoma; rico; taxfraud; voterfraud
Editorial. I search, but did not fid the exact title. I suspect this information has already been posted, but here it is anyway.
1 posted on 10/04/2009 4:01:08 PM PDT by devane617
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To: Jet Jaguar

Ping


2 posted on 10/04/2009 4:03:11 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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To: devane617

no way


3 posted on 10/04/2009 4:03:27 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

that’s what I thought. no way, ACORN could do anything wrong.


4 posted on 10/04/2009 4:04:42 PM PDT by devane617 (Free HOLLY101 -- After all, she is right.)
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To: devane617

Hot stock tip: Buy WhiteWash...


5 posted on 10/04/2009 4:06:51 PM PDT by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: devane617

Oh well, that’s ACORN for you.


6 posted on 10/04/2009 4:12:23 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: devane617

The Congress is overwhelmingly Left Social Democrat. The DoJ is Left SocDem. Who is there with any inclination to investigate an organization that is doing faithfully the work of the Left SocDems?


7 posted on 10/04/2009 4:16:03 PM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: devane617

They will right after Congress investigates BO’s eligibility.


8 posted on 10/04/2009 4:17:45 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Clintonfatigued; justiceseeker93; 2ndDivisionVet; No Surrender No Retreat; freekitty; PhiKapMom; ...

FYI


9 posted on 10/04/2009 4:26:07 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: devane617

Two kids on their own time, using their own money, got this whole ball rolling. James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles have more journlistic integrity than the entire main stream media.


10 posted on 10/04/2009 4:27:10 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: devane617

No way Congress will investigate the corruption in Acorn, that is how they got to BE congress. Does a pig investigate its own farmer?


11 posted on 10/04/2009 4:28:27 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: devane617

Who’s going to investigate Congress?


12 posted on 10/04/2009 4:31:17 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Will America's worst Pre-sent in history be our last?)
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To: devane617

“Meanwhile, in Oklahoma City, documents found in a recently vacated ACORN office included a detailed memo titled “Power Plan” for a five-year effort to elect supportive legislators and transform Oklahoma to a progressive state “in the way it was 100 years ago.”

Oklahoma became a State in 1907, about 100 years ago. They wanted it to go back to Indian territory?


13 posted on 10/04/2009 4:50:02 PM PDT by RockyMtnMan
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To: ExTexasRedhead

You would think so.


14 posted on 10/04/2009 4:54:41 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: sonofstrangelove; FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; ...
ACORN Ping!

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


15 posted on 10/04/2009 4:55:36 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: devane617

yea, right after Zero shows his birth certificate


16 posted on 10/04/2009 5:30:43 PM PDT by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Glenn Beck!


17 posted on 10/04/2009 5:47:53 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: devane617

It has taken forever to go through the files in OK as there are so many. Have to wonder if ACORN from New Orleans relocated to OKC after Katrina. Until this office was discovered, most of us thought there was only an ACORN office in Tulsa and they had left Norman and OKC. We were wrong.


18 posted on 10/04/2009 5:51:49 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: RockyMtnMan
“Oklahoma became a State in 1907, about 100 years ago. They wanted it to go back to Indian territory?”

The Centennial was about 2 years ago. Oklahoma was a Progressive state from the start. The first Republican Governor of Oklahoma died last week. Not as strange an idea as you seem to think.

19 posted on 10/04/2009 6:04:58 PM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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To: devane617

20 posted on 10/04/2009 6:13:20 PM PDT by Deepest End ("It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." - Thomas Paine)
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To: devane617

GOP needs to launch separate “shadow” inestigations in Congress, just like dems did.

Also,
Cato, AEI, Hoover could and should do independent investigations. And publish the findings, periodically.


21 posted on 10/04/2009 6:34:56 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: devane617

“Now will Congress investigate ACORN?”

Nah. Not enough evidence of wrongdoing. Besides, it’s just the VRWC doing its ugly work when progressives are in powuh.

/S/

IMHO


22 posted on 10/05/2009 3:57:36 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Old Student

I doubt Progressive meant the same thing in 1907.


23 posted on 10/05/2009 6:10:33 PM PDT by RockyMtnMan
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