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Acorn Woes Hit Union, Democrats
Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2009 | Khris Mauer

Posted on 10/05/2009 7:58:15 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican

Democratic lawmakers in a handful of states are facing pressure from Republicans to distance themselves from the Service Employees International Union as a result of its ties to Acorn.

Republicans in Kansas, Virginia and Illinois in recent weeks have called on union-backed Democrats to return SEIU campaign contributions, citing the close connection between the union and the community organizing group, whose full name is the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

Acorn has been under fire in the past month after secretly recorded videos showed Acorn employees offering advice on evading taxes, setting up brothels and smuggling illegal immigrants. Acorn has called the actions unacceptable and has fired the workers involved.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acorn; democrats; seiu; union
It's starting to hit the fan folks
1 posted on 10/05/2009 7:58:16 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican
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To: Jet Jaguar

Pingaroo


2 posted on 10/05/2009 7:59:22 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: BornToBeAmerican; FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; ...
ACORN Ping!

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


3 posted on 10/05/2009 7:59:41 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

I REALLY want to see the thugs at SEIU go down with the ACORNs. I hate corruption.


4 posted on 10/05/2009 8:00:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America! We're spending our grandchildren's inheritance!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Amen, brah!


5 posted on 10/05/2009 8:03:08 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Where is Gov. Charlie Crist and the Republican controlled House and Senate in Florida?


6 posted on 10/05/2009 8:04:16 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's health care?)
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To: Army Air Corps

Thx


7 posted on 10/05/2009 8:05:45 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: Frantzie

>> Where is Gov. Charlie Crist

No idea. Have you checked the gay bars?


8 posted on 10/05/2009 8:05:55 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Ahhh....no. ;-)


9 posted on 10/05/2009 8:08:10 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's health care?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

De nada. I have a passion to see ACORN, the SEIU, and their affiliated organizations go down in flames. Burn, baby, burn.


10 posted on 10/05/2009 8:11:45 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

These two young moviemakers and earthshakers deserve to put up for the Pulitzer Prize for their work! No chance to win due to their politics, but they should still be put up.


11 posted on 10/05/2009 8:12:25 PM PDT by Rembrandt
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To: BornToBeAmerican
"ACORN

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

So, just who, or what are the names of all these community associations that form this association?

How do these individual organizations run ACORN, where is ACORN's constitution, and how are all grants/contributions to ACORN used or divided up between these (so far nameless) community organizations, how much and by which community org. for what reason? (Frog Racing Community Club of Chicago?)

Or, is ACORN a fake "association" and only associated with itself?

12 posted on 10/05/2009 8:17:18 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary (rong east)
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To: Rembrandt
"These two young moviemakers and earthshakers deserve to put up for the Pulitzer Prize for their work! No chance to win due to their politics, but they should still be put up."

No way, they should get a Nobel Prize. If AL Gore and Arafat can get one, these people should be a shoe in.

13 posted on 10/05/2009 8:21:06 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary (rong east)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

What’s really encouraging about the ACORN scandal is that it has come about not only without being reported by the MSM, but in spite of the MSM’s concerted effort to spin and conceal it.


14 posted on 10/05/2009 8:26:07 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Nathan Zachary

here’s a short list. not sure of the accuracy. I searched by address for New Orleans ACORN.

http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_F/threadview?m=tm&bn=6561&tid=1179782&mid=1179782&tof=32&off=1


15 posted on 10/05/2009 8:31:12 PM PDT by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: Jet Jaguar


16 posted on 10/05/2009 8:32:05 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Nervous Tick
>> Where is Gov. Charlie Crist

No idea. Have you checked the gay bars?

Probably consulting with Mr. "Wide Stance"

17 posted on 10/05/2009 8:35:43 PM PDT by mcenedo (lying liberal media - our most dangerous and powerful enemy)
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To: Spok
To All: "What’s really encouraging about the ACORN scandal is that it has come about not only without being reported by the MSM, but in spite of the MSM’s concerted effort to spin and conceal it."

Perfect!

TWO PEOPLE WITHOUT THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THE "professionals" have access to to report such MONUMENTAL MOMENTS IN HISTORY!!!

THE MSM ARE PUNKS THAT ARE GOING THE WAY OF THE BUUGY WHIP!!!

JOIN THE TEAM, MSM, GET A PAIR, MSM, AND JOIN THE HUNT FOR JOURNALISTIC IMMORTALITY!!!

OOPS!!!

You will have to report on your own side for once.

:-)

18 posted on 10/05/2009 8:49:20 PM PDT by drummer10
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To: justiceseeker93; Piquaboy; freekitty; GOP_Lady; null and void; PhiKapMom; Clintonfatigued

It’s called exposure, exposure, exposure. The DC Sewer RATs can’t stand exposure of their corruption.


19 posted on 10/05/2009 8:52:10 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Jet Jaguar; BornToBeAmerican
"I REALLY want to see the thugs at SEIU go down with the ACORNs. I hate corruption."
In order for your patriotic desire to be complete it must include the clown man pictured in post #3.
20 posted on 10/05/2009 9:10:37 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thanks for all the pings. You’re doing a great job. This is all very enjoyable!


21 posted on 10/05/2009 9:37:37 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

I am trying to keep up with the news.

All. Please ping me with ACORN news.


22 posted on 10/05/2009 9:40:31 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Republicans: Make SURE that SEIU is out of politicking in Virginia and New Jersey where elections are looming. Those are the MOST likely places where they will be trying to steal another election soon.


23 posted on 10/05/2009 10:46:56 PM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Finally. Making the connection between Democrat candidates and the SEIU has always been a boiler plate item in any properly done political research report on them. Our firm has been saying this for years and for years our clients have ignored that section of our report. maybe now they will listen. Bravo Republicans in Virginia Kansas and Illinois!


24 posted on 10/06/2009 3:40:27 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Rembrandt
These two young moviemakers and earthshakers deserve to put up for the Pulitzer Prize for their work!

You mean sorta like Al Gorge? Maybe Hollywood will give them an Academy Award too!!!!! "Disgusting" isn't a strong enough word for those self-serving groups!

25 posted on 10/06/2009 7:39:34 AM PDT by REPANDPROUDOFIT (no more "till death do us part" public workers!)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

guilt by association, remember RATS?


26 posted on 10/06/2009 7:40:51 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: REPANDPROUDOFIT

“These two young moviemakers and earthshakers deserve to put up for the Pulitzer Prize for their work!


You mean sorta like Al Gorge? Maybe Hollywood will give them an Academy Award too!!!!! “Disgusting” isn’t a strong enough word for those self-serving groups! “

Do you see no value in the work done by the two film-makers who outed ACORN? You indicate that you have nothing but disdain for them. Whose side are you on?


27 posted on 10/06/2009 7:50:03 PM PDT by Rembrandt
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To: Rembrandt

Sorry, I forgot the (sarc) tag. Yes, I admire Hannah and James as much as you.


28 posted on 10/06/2009 8:29:00 PM PDT by REPANDPROUDOFIT (no more "till death do us part" public workers!)
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