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For ACORN, Video Is Only Latest Crisis (Wash Post Finally Stops Covering For ACORN)
Washington Post ^ | 9-20-09 | Washington Post Staff Writers

Posted on 09/19/2009 7:32:36 PM PDT by icwhatudo

The liberal political organizing group ACORN faced internal chaos and allegations of financial mismanagement and fraud long before two young conservatives embarrassed the group with undercover videos made at field offices in Washington and across the country.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acorn; acornnetwork; corruptdems; hannahgiles; liberalmedia; mediabias; obama; projectvote; rico; wp
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Oh, NOW they will tell us about it. What BS. Now that everyone knows ACORN is criminal, the Post comes out with all the stories and info they have been burying.
1 posted on 09/19/2009 7:32:36 PM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

They cover all the dirt including Obamas deep connections. Little late...


2 posted on 09/19/2009 7:33:46 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: icwhatudo

All I can say is incredible.


3 posted on 09/19/2009 7:35:55 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: icwhatudo

Beck has so embarassed these Liberals. They had this all along and did not print. Now they are worried about being the fool. I think Obama is even scaring them. I predicted way back that the Democrats will end up trying to impeach Obama to save their hides in the election.


4 posted on 09/19/2009 7:40:56 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: icwhatudo

Breitbart said he was going to give the media some time to catch up before releasing more videos.


5 posted on 09/19/2009 7:41:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: icwhatudo

I want an complete investigation, trials and long prison sentences for anyone involved in this scandalous community organizing embarrassment. Where are the police, where is the FBI? I want to know. i want to know NOW.


6 posted on 09/19/2009 7:42:46 PM PDT by BigFinn (Obamanation then Obamaggedon.)
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To: icwhatudo

1) John Stewart
2) Jay Leno
3) Everyone else ...

Drip, drip, drip ...


7 posted on 09/19/2009 7:43:05 PM PDT by ROTB ("By any means necessary" apparently includes helping pimp underage sex slaves, and lying.)
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To: screaminsunshine

“They had this all along and did not print.”

Reminds me of all the clinton stories that came out just after the intern thing broke. The media was like: “gee, I guess its time to let out some of the stories we’ve been burying for so long.”


8 posted on 09/19/2009 7:43:10 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: icwhatudo

The natives are gettin restless.


9 posted on 09/19/2009 7:44:41 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: icwhatudo
Why do they always refer to the young “Conservative activists”? When was the last time you heard so and so, the Liberal reporter from ABC, NBC etc.

Never mind I get it.

10 posted on 09/19/2009 7:45:26 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: icwhatudo

What is really funny about this is that Acorn is not sure if any more are going to surface. I wish they would expose a video a week, LOL!


11 posted on 09/19/2009 7:46:16 PM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: icwhatudo
See AP Story Here. Looks like someone woke them up.
12 posted on 09/19/2009 7:47:32 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: acoulterfan

There are more videos. Breitbart said that they were going to wait a while to expose some more.


13 posted on 09/19/2009 7:48:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: icwhatudo

Hmm.. It was the first six words that stopped me in my tracks - which apparently hasn’t hit THEM in the forehead yet - that they’re saying it’s common knowledge that ACORN is crooked. Will it dawn on them that a 501 C NonProfit is supposed to be NON PARTISAN??


14 posted on 09/19/2009 7:49:38 PM PDT by DDLL
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To: icwhatudo

They have all kinds of stories about the left that have been buried. You can bet on that.


15 posted on 09/19/2009 7:49:53 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: icwhatudo
This report came out in July, but was ignored. The amateur film makes got the ball rolling. Good for them.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
July 23, 2009
http://republicans.oversight.house.gov/media/pdfs/20090723ACORNReport.pdf

U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on Oversight and Government
Darrell Issa (CA-49), Ranking Member

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

16 posted on 09/19/2009 7:49:53 PM PDT by Varmint Al
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To: ROTB

I watched a good synopsis of the ACORN scandal on NBC News with Brian Williams on Wednesday evening. I was pleasantly surprised.


17 posted on 09/19/2009 7:50:14 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX
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To: devane617
Wade Rathke could not be reached, but he told the New York Times last year that the organization counted the losses as a loan on financial records, rather than reporting it to police, because word of the embezzlement would have put a "weapon" in the hands of conservative enemies.

If federal funds were in fact embezzled by the Rathkes, then it is most assuredly NOT a "loan" but outright theft of taxpayer money. Hard time in jail should be in order.

18 posted on 09/19/2009 7:50:15 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: icwhatudo

ComPost Trying To Drive Sales?

19 posted on 09/19/2009 7:56:00 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (\/\/|-|3R3 15 7|-|3 b1R7|-| (3R71Ph1(473?)
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To: cripplecreek

“Breitbart said he was going to give the media some time to catch up before releasing more videos.”

....I wondered about that from the beginning...I figured that they had a lot of footage and would trickle it in a week at a time...that’s the best way to get traction on this scandal.

....and BTW the WaPo article was typical of a so called social justice outfit like ACORN....about 10 years ago the NAACP headquarters in Baltimore went thru the same malfeasence...they finally cleaned it up when the Ford Foundation and others with held grant money.


20 posted on 09/19/2009 7:56:52 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: icwhatudo

None of this means the “Posties” are not enamored of the idea of suburban whorehouses staffed by underage Salvadoran girls.


21 posted on 09/19/2009 7:57:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: icwhatudo

Now they have fully earned their title ComPost.


22 posted on 09/19/2009 7:58:26 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: icwhatudo

ANYTHING the WashPo says is some kind of orchestration or lie that has the aim of perpetuating the lie that they’re somehow doing their jobs.

After they appoint both kids as **co-editors in chief**, well....MAYBE I’ll listen a little.


23 posted on 09/19/2009 7:59:41 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Jet Jaguar

ACORN Pingaroo.


24 posted on 09/19/2009 8:00:06 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps; FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; youturn; little jeremiah; ...
ACORN Ping!

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


25 posted on 09/19/2009 8:04:31 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: cripplecreek
Breitbart said he was going to give the media some time to catch up before releasing more videos.

There are more? Great.

26 posted on 09/19/2009 8:06:16 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: icwhatudo

Has the BOZerO mentioned ‘anything’ yet in regards to ACORN corruption or has the LSM failed to ask him that question?
Unless they do we will consider Pravda alive and well here in the state run leftist media.


27 posted on 09/19/2009 8:12:19 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: icwhatudo
In a June 2008 report to ACORN, Washington lawyer Elizabeth Kingsley, who conducted an independent review of the group's finances, found that poorly documented money transfers between ACORN and an allied organization, Project Vote, may have allowed tax-deductible charitable contributions to be used for political purposes. She also noted conflicts created when decision-makers at the tax-exempt entity had roles in political activities.
28 posted on 09/19/2009 8:20:00 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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“Minutes from a meeting ACORN held in Los Angeles last summer reveal a group then on the brink of financial collapse. “Currently owe over $800k to IRS,” the minutes note. “Haven’t paid medical bills of over $300k. We are essentially ‘broke’ nationally and lots of offices are struggling.”

No money - yet they opened offices in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico etc.
http://www.communityorganizationsinternational.org/index.php/mexico

Was our money used to open these offices? The emphasis was to get as many people as possible to join.

Their major money well went dry when it was discovered that there was fraud and embezzlement going on...The CCHD of the Catholic Church used to donate money but was stopped by the bishops when fund abuse came out.


29 posted on 09/19/2009 8:20:44 PM PDT by bronxville
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"...there was concern within ACORN that its voter outreach efforts, which are required to be nonpartisan, were aimed at electing Democratic candidates, a key complaint of conservative critics...."

ACORN : DNC = Bear : Woods

30 posted on 09/19/2009 8:21:13 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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A simple audit will do it. HELLO IRS? If they hide or destroy the trail it would then become criminal. If the IRS is not looking at ACORN now all is lost.


31 posted on 09/19/2009 8:24:30 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: icwhatudo

audit please


32 posted on 09/19/2009 8:27:55 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: cripplecreek

Breitbart is correct to let us digest what we have.


33 posted on 09/19/2009 8:28:20 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: icwhatudo

What I don’t understand is how they have gotten away with the political support they give to individuals and parties with taxpayer money. I would think that if you are getting money from the government you couldn’t support a person or party but they do. Where is the Justice Dept..not just this one but the ones before?


34 posted on 09/19/2009 8:28:41 PM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: icwhatudo
Obama's ties to ACORN date to his days as a community organizer in Chicago. He represented Acorn in a lawsuit in 1994 and conducted two leadership training sessions for Acorn's Chicago chapter in the late 1990s. In 1992, Obama served as director of Project Vote in Chicago, helping to register 150,000 voters on the South Side.

The Washington Post is actually reporting on The One's ties with ACORN? I am going to check on the weather in hell...
35 posted on 09/19/2009 8:30:35 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: icwhatudo; All

Has anyone heard of this before? I did a search but came up negative.

Very interesting and if you list to the tape the man sounds very genuine.

Here’s his written confession which happened to a physicist when he was in Russia:

The leader of the Communist Party USA may not be the only one doing Communist cartwheels. Brace yourself for what I’m about to say next. Last fall, prior to the presidential election, a friend of mine, Dr. Wiley Drake, former second vice president for the Southern Baptist Convention, sent me an e-mail on which I didn’t report. It just seemed too extreme. It was from a software developer
he met named Tom Fife who told of how he first heard of the name “Barack.”

I can’t prove whether it’s true or not, but in light of all that is happening, it just doesn’t seem that far-fetched anymore. All I know is that Tom Fife is a real guy – not some e-mail scam. I’ve talked to him. He was a government contractor with an active security clearance who took notes on his trips for debriefings with the Defense Intelligence Agency within the Department of Defense. This is what he wrote down after it happened in 1992, before anyone ever heard the name “Barack”:

The first time I heard of Barack

During the period of roughly February 1992 to mid-1994, I was making frequent trips to Moscow, Russia, in the process of starting a software development joint-venture company with some people from the Russian scientific community. One of the men in charge on the Russian side was named V. M.; he had a wife named T.M.

V. was a level-headed scientist, while his wife was rather deeply committed to the losing Communist cause – a cause she obviously was not abandoning.

One evening, during a trip early in 1992, the American half of our venture were invited to V. & T.’s Moscow flat as we were about to return to the States. The party went well and we had the normal dinner discussions.

As the evening wore on, T. developed a decidedly rough anti-American edge – one her husband tried to quietly rein in.

The bottom line of the tirade she started against the United States went something like this:

“You Americans always like to think that you have the perfect government and your people are always so perfect. Well then, why haven’t you had a woman president by now? You had a chance to vote for a woman vice president and you didn’t do it.”

The general response went something along the lines that you don’t vote for someone just because of their sex. Besides, you don’t vote for vice president, but the president and vice president as a ticket.

“Well, I think you are going to be surprised when you get a black president very soon.”

The consensus we expressed was that we didn’t think there was anything innately barring that. The right person at the right time and sure, America would try to vote for the right person, be he or she, black or not.

“What if I told you that you will have a black president very soon and he will be a Communist?”

The out-of-the-blue remark was met by our stares. She continued, “Well, you will; and he will be a Communist.”

It was then that the husband unsuccessfully tried to change the subject; but she was on a roll and would have nothing of it. One of us asked, “It sounds like you know something we don’t know.”

“Yes, it is true. This is not some idle talk. He is already born, and he is educated and being groomed to be president right now. You will be impressed to know that he has gone to the best schools of presidents. He is what you call ‘Ivy League.’ You don’t believe me, but he is real and I even know his name. His name is Barack. His mother is white and American and his father is black from Africa. That’s right, a chocolate baby! And he’s going to be your president.”

She became more and more smug as she presented her stream of detailed knowledge and predictions so matter-of-factly – as though all were foregone conclusions. “It’s all been thought out. His father is not an American black, so he won’t have that social slave stigma. He is intelligent and he is half white and has been raised from the cradle to be an atheist and a Communist. He’s gone to the finest schools. He is being guided every step of the way and he will be irresistible to America.”

We sat there not knowing what to say. She was obviously very happy that the Communists were doing this and that it would somehow be a thumbing of their collective noses at America: They would give us a black president and he’d be a Communist to boot. She made it quite obvious that she thought that this was going to breathe new life into world Communism. From this and other conversations with her, she always asserted that Communism was far from dead.

She was full of little details about him that she was eager to relate. I thought that maybe she was trying to show off that this truly was a real person and not just hot air.

She rattled off a complete litany. He was from Hawaii. He went to school in California. He lived in Chicago. He was soon to be elected to the Legislature. “Have no doubt: he is one of us, a Soviet.”

At one point, she related some sort of San Francisco connection, but I didn’t understand what the point was and don’t recall much about that. I was just left with the notion that she considered the city to be some sort of a center for their activity here.

Since I had dabbled in languages, I knew a smattering of Arabic. I made a comment: “If I remember correctly, ‘Barack’ comes from the Arabic word for ‘Blessing.’ That seems to be an odd name for an American.” She replied quickly, “Yes. It is ‘African,’” she insisted, “and he will be a blessing for world Communism. We will regain our strength and become the number one power in the world.”

She continued with something to the effect that America was at the same time the great hope and the great obstacle for Communism. America would have to be converted to Communism, and Barack was going to pave the way.

So, what does this conversation from 1992 prove?

Well, it’s definitely anecdotal. It doesn’t prove that Obama has had Soviet Communist training nor that he was groomed to be the first black American president, but it does show one thing that I think is very important. It shows that Soviet Russian Communists knew of Barack from a very early date. It also shows that they truly believed among themselves that he was raised and groomed Communist to pave the way for their future. This report on Barack came personally to me from one of them long before America knew he existed.

Although I had never before heard of him, at the time of this conversation Obama was 30-plus years old and was obviously tested enough that he was their anticipated rising star.

There have been attempts to discredit Fife with made up details, but the original version of Fife’s story is posted online. Fife can be reached at: thefife@hotmail.com.

Whether you believe this story or not, believe what the Communist Party USA has to say. Spending our way to the largest government in American history won’t stimulate anything … other than the agenda of the Communist Party: taking over the private sector and capping people’s salaries. And that’s just for starters. Call your senators at 202-224-3121 right now to stop this massive government takeover masquerading as a “stimulus” spending bill. Forget the hype: The world isn’t going to end if this bill isn’t passed, but democracy may end if it does.
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=88439

Here’s the audio:
http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/rense/special/rense_T_Fife_031009.mp3

Listening to the tape the man sounds authentic.


36 posted on 09/19/2009 8:32:40 PM PDT by bronxville
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To: icwhatudo

How many of you share this thought:

I read the WaPo article. I read the AP story linked above. 99% of what I read I already knew just from hanging out here and reading blogs from Michelle Malkin, American Thinker and others.

This proves that we’re doing a good job of investigating and reporting what the SRM will not.

The SRM is just now beginning to report this. We’ve known about it for weeks. Good for us!


37 posted on 09/19/2009 8:33:24 PM PDT by upchuck (New sign on my pickup: Are you a "Hope and Change" regretter?)
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To: Army Air Corps

The secrets are coming out because Obama is a Socialist and usurping power from Congress. He is out of control.


38 posted on 09/19/2009 8:36:05 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: icwhatudo
It finally happened:


39 posted on 09/19/2009 8:36:45 PM PDT by upchuck (New sign on my pickup: Are you a "Hope and Change" regretter?)
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To: icwhatudo
Yeah, I'm sure the Washington Post would have written the story the exact same way if some Christian outreach program had offered to assist with setting up a whore houses for child sex slaves as young as 12. And helped with ways to avoid taxes... And if that same group has swindled a million dollars and then put out “they were made whole” - yeah like a broke organization can come up with a million that quickly - the Post would have written this differently. Bet on it.
40 posted on 09/19/2009 8:37:41 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: upchuck

Have you read the report on the investigation being conducted by the State Attorney General of Louisiana? They are going after more than just ACORN itself. They are going after the ACORN branch organisations as well.


41 posted on 09/19/2009 8:38:31 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: icwhatudo

More’s coming out next week on ACORN

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2009/09/19/breitbart-prepare-for-a-blockbuster-from-left-field-next-week/


42 posted on 09/19/2009 8:40:00 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Army Air Corps

Find a link and post it. Jindal is a viable candidate.


43 posted on 09/19/2009 8:40:58 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress
Louisiana's investigation.
44 posted on 09/19/2009 8:43:05 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: icwhatudo
The liberal political organizing group ACORN...

Liberal? Wait...I thought they were non-partisan. That's what the Democrats have been telling people for years.

45 posted on 09/19/2009 8:43:07 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: icwhatudo
Conservative ire over ACORN has been building since the 2008 elections, for which the group mounted voter-registration drives that helped propel the victories of Obama and other Democratic candidates. The Obama campaign paid Citizens Consulting of New Orleans, a close ally of ACORN, more than $800,000 for get-out-the-vote activities, and the group's political action arm endorsed Obama.

Citizens is more than a close ally of ACORN isn't it? they are in bed together! I do hope they get all the tentacles of this corrupt industry.... The people in charge should be put in jail forever!
46 posted on 09/19/2009 8:43:24 PM PDT by jcsjcm (OBAMA = One Big Awful Mistake America)
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In the Louisiana tax case, court records show the state Department of Revenue filed two liens in January. The first, for $306,702, was against Citizens Consulting Inc., the bookkeeping arm of ACORN. It describes delinquent employee withholding taxes from late 2002 through mid 2008. The second lien was against ACORN itself for $26,026, again for unpaid withholding taxes.

That passage can be found in this report.
47 posted on 09/19/2009 8:46:18 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: bronxville

bump


48 posted on 09/19/2009 8:48:13 PM PDT by japaneseghost
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To: eyedigress

Jindal can not run for President. Constitutionally he is not eligible and we do not want to open another can of worms. Like lets say - well Obama did it, so why not Jindal.

His parents were here on visas when he was born meaning neither were U.S. citizens. So, Jindal is not natural born!


49 posted on 09/19/2009 8:49:50 PM PDT by jcsjcm (OBAMA = One Big Awful Mistake America)
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To: Army Air Corps
You are good.

delinquent state payroll taxes from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and its myriad related groups

The kick in the nuts is just starting.

50 posted on 09/19/2009 8:50:07 PM PDT by eyedigress
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