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  • A Gov't Program: Anti-Money Laundering Laws Yield Zero, Zip, Nada

    03/11/2012 8:33:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | March 11, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve periodically written about the overall cost of regulation, and I’ve also highlighted the onerous costs of proposals such as the Dodd-Frank bailout bill. This blurb from the IFC Review may give readers a sense of the regulatory onslaught facing financial institutions.Banks and other financial services firms had to deal with 60 regulatory changes each working day during 2011, according to a report from Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance, reports City AM. Regulators around the world announced 14,215 changes in 2011, a 16 per cent increase from the 12,179 announcements in 2010. The report shows that the majority of regulatory activity, 57...
  • Occupy Wall Street Running Low On Cash....

    03/10/2012 9:02:06 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 22 replies
    GlobalPost ^ | March 10, 2012 11:42 | Jennifer Mattson
    Occupy Wall Street in New York City could run out of funds in the coming weeks.
  • MittvMitt: The story of two men trapped in one body (DNC attack on UNELECTABLE Mitt is Devastating)

    03/06/2012 8:24:17 AM PST · by xzins · 91 replies (half a million hits and climbing)
  • Remembering Breitbart

    03/02/2012 11:41:35 PM PST · by OddLane · 14 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | March 3, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    A man dying in the prime of his life, even as he was ascending to the summit of his vocation, is something that rarely occurs in this country. Even my paternal grandfather, and his son, i.e. my own father, whose lives were tragically cut short by bad genes-as well some unwise personal decisions-lived long enough to see their children graduate from college, and in some cases, bear children. That was not the case, unfortunately, with respect to Andrew Breitbart, someone who was kind enough to inscribe my copy of Righteous Indignation-his stirring memoir cum polemical call to arms-and provide me...
  • The $4 Billion Obamacare Slush Fund for Progressives

    02/24/2012 3:43:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | February 24, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    If you like how the Obama administration's multibillion-dollar "investments" in bankrupt solar companies have turned out, you'll love the latest federal loan program to nowhere. It's the Obamacare loyalty rewards program for progressives. To appease liberal Democrats pushing for the so-called "public option" (the full frontal government takeover of our health care system), the White House settled for the creation of a $6 billion network of nonprofit "CO-OPs" that will "compete" with private insurers. It's socialized medicine through the side door. House Republicans sliced about $2 billion from the slush fund in last spring's budget deal and proclaimed the program...
  • Will Democrats Win the Dead Vote?

    02/21/2012 12:04:22 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    CE ^ | February 21, 2012 | KEITH KOFFLER
    One of my dad’s favorite sayings was, “Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.”How about a corpse that can vote?An outfit called Project Veritas – run by James O’Keefe, who made the videos that brought down ACORN – ran a little experiment in New Hampshire Tuesday and found that without voter ID requirements, dead people were offered a rare opportunity to participate in the political process.Because you see, Mssrs. Obama and Holder, states want voter ID laws not to prevent minorities from voting, but to PREVENT THE DECEASED FROM VOTING.Attorney General Eric Holder has been waging an...
  • 25 Signs That The Nazification Of America Is Almost Complete

    02/21/2012 4:51:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 25 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 2/19/2012 | Staff
    The United States of America is becoming more like Nazi Germany every single day. In fact, the Nazification of America is almost complete. The parallels between Nazi Germany and the United States of today are going to absolutely shock many of you. Most Americans simply have never learned what life was really like back in Nazi Germany. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany was a Big Brother totalitarian police state that ruthlessly repressed freedom and individual liberty. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany adopted socialism, dramatically increased government spending and raised taxes to astronomical levels. Under Adolf Hitler, abortion became legal in Germany, the...
  • 25 Signs That The Nazification Of America Is Almost Complete

    02/19/2012 5:36:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 113 replies · 3+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 2/19/2012 | Staff
    The United States of America is becoming more like Nazi Germany every single day. In fact, the Nazification of America is almost complete. The parallels between Nazi Germany and the United States of today are going to absolutely shock many of you. Most Americans simply have never learned what life was really like back in Nazi Germany. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany was a Big Brother totalitarian police state that ruthlessly repressed freedom and individual liberty. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany adopted socialism, dramatically increased government spending and raised taxes to astronomical levels. Under Adolf Hitler, abortion became legal in Germany, the...
  • 'Obama for America 2012', ACORN, and Various Union Palookas Preparing for Brutal Fall Campaign

    02/17/2012 7:51:55 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 17, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Creating another four years' space for Dear Leader  (to finish off what's left of this country) is Job #1... Elite Obama for America volunteers train for upcoming get-out-the-vote efforts More at Reaganite Republican
  • Media Matters tied to MoveOn, ACORN. See who one of the biggest donors to anti-Fox News group

    02/17/2012 5:04:51 AM PST · by tutstar · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Aaron Klein Online ^ | 2 16 2012 | Aaron Klein
    The actual title is: Now Media Matters is tied to MoveOn, ACORN. See who is one of the biggest donors to anti-Fox News activist group It's too long to fit in the space for the title. One of the single largest donors to the embattled Media Matters for America is a controversial far-left clearinghouse that funds groups like, ACORN and a litany of antiwar organizations, KleinOnline has learned. The organization in question, the Tides Foundation, is funded in part by billionaire George Soros, himself a prominent Media Matters donor. Tides functions as a money tunnel where major leftist donors...
  • How Incompetence and Malfeasance Infect the Voting Process (Support True the Vote)

    02/11/2012 1:13:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 11, 2012 | Janet Levy
    Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department, a recent book by J. Christian Adams, provides shocking evidence of DOJ racial bias toward minorities and the failure to apply federal law in a race-neutral fashion. A five-year DOJ Voting Rights Section veteran, Adams cites his firsthand experience with officials who sought to promote a radical racialist agenda and who knowingly violated the National Voting Rights Act (NVRA). Adams sounds an alarm, arguing that the values and actions pursued by the DOJ jeopardize our constitutional republic and endanger America's core principles of government of the people, by the people,...
  • What Does "Trickery" Mean to You?

    02/09/2012 2:54:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush ^ | February 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, I just had a memory flash. I just remembered -- and I spent some time here checking it out. Obama himself, Obama his own self has been saying for years that he knows people who were tricked into buying a mortgage. He had a speech July 29th of 2008 before the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Conference. Really? (interruption) No, I'm not making it up, Snerdley. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials on July 29th, 2008. This is in the midst of the presidential campaign, and Obama's out...
  • U.S. bank regulators roll fines into mortgage pact

    02/09/2012 1:14:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 9, 2012 | By Dave Clarke
    (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve announced on Thursday it has reached an agreement with five U.S. banks on penalties totaling $766.5 million over problems in their mortgage servicing businesses as part of a larger $25 billion foreclosure deal struck between the banks and state and federal agencies. Under the agreement the banks would not pay their fines to the Fed and would instead make them as part of the programs that comprise the broader state-federal deal. Under the Fed agreement the breakdown of what each bank has agreed to pay is $175.5 million for Bank of America, $22 million for...
  • Student loan debt: The next financial disaster?

    02/09/2012 12:29:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 9, 2012 | By Lynn O'Shaughnessy
    (MoneyWatch) Student loan debt is pushing a growing number of Americans into bankruptcy and an organization of bankruptcy lawyers predicted this week that the college debt problem could become as big a catastrophe as the home mortgage crisis. "Take it from those of us on the frontlines of economic distress in America, this could very well be the next debt bomb for the U.S. economy," warned William E. Brewer Jr., president of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. The association just released a survey of 860 bankruptcy attorneys that revealed some disturbing trends. Here are some of the most...
  • What the foreclosure settlement means for you

    02/09/2012 12:20:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CNN Money ^ | February 9, 2012 | By Les Christie
    What did the mortgage lenders and loan servicers agree to do? The banks and servicers have committed at least $17 billion to reduce principal for borrowers who 1) owe far more than their homes are worth 2) are behind on payments. The amount of principal reduction will average about $20,000 per borrower. Another $3 billion will go toward refinancing mortgages for borrowers who are current on their payments. This will enable them to take advantage of the historic low interest rates currently available. The banks will pay $5 billion directly to the states, the only hard money involved in the...
  • Obama Justice Department helps ACORN increase the ranks of illegal voters

    02/02/2012 10:48:55 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/2/2012 | Doug Book
    Not only is Barack Obama’s Department of Justice pleased to file suit against states which seek to legally ensure only registered voters who are American citizens will vote in the upcoming election, it is now actively working with ACORN’s “Project Vote” to register voters revealed to be quite illegal! Documents obtained from the Colorado Department of State show ACORN and its Project Vote had pressured the State to make it “easier” for welfare recipients to register to vote in the 2008 and 2010 elections. And after those changes, “…the percentage of invalid voter registration forms from Colorado public assistance agencies...
  • House Judiciary letter warns Holder not to redistribute $335M Countrywide settlement to ACORN

    01/26/2012 11:21:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/26/12 | Matthew Boyle
    In a letter obtained by The Daily Caller, House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Lamar Smith warned Attorney General Eric Holder not to permit the transfer of funds from a recent $335 million Department of Justice settlement to organizations associated with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, more commonly known as ACORN, or other advocacy groups allied with President Obama. Smith is concerned that flimsy language in the settlement agreement with Countrywide Financial — the mortgage arm of Bank of America — could be politically motivated. “I am concerned that the terms of the Justice Department’s recent settlement with...
  • Meet the 'new' name of Shore Bank: the Urban Partnership Bank (vanity)

    01/26/2012 7:32:35 AM PST · by combat_boots · 6 replies
    Muckety ^ | various | various
    Related: David J Vitale: "Urban Partnership Bank Chairman David Vitale on ShoreBank, Federal Aid for Banks, and Detroit’s Troubles" UPB link: Board: "Urban Partnership Bank names board" By Becky Yerak Posted Aug. 27, 2010 Urban Partnership Bank, the newly formed group that last week bought failed Chicago-based ShoreBank, has named five-people to its board of directors. It includes three former First Chicago executives who had joined ShoreBank in recent months during its last-ditch and ultimately unsuccessful effort to raise capital so state and federal regulators wouldn’t seize it. Those are David Vitale, who, as previously reported, will...
  • White House/DOJ Working with ACORN, Massive Voter Registration Fraud

    01/25/2012 6:44:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/25/12 | Tom Fitton
    With the 2012 elections just months away, the ACORN-connected group Project Vote (and Obama campaign ally) is redoubling its efforts to undermine the integrity of the 2012 elections--and they are evidently doing it with the participation of the Obama White House and the Department of Justice (DOJ). In January, Judicial Watch obtained additional documents about meetings held between Estelle Rogers, Director of Advocacy for the ACORN organization Project Vote, and officials from the Obama White House and the DOJ. Judicial Watch is investigating the extent to which Project Vote, which once employed Barack Obama, has been working with the Obama
  • New Records Obtained by Judicial Watch Show Obama White House Coordination with Department of...

    01/22/2012 5:23:05 AM PST · by blueyon · 7 replies
    Judical Watch Press Room ^ | Jan 19, 2012 | Judical Watch
    **New Records Obtained by Judicial Watch Show Obama White House Coordination with Department of Justice on Voting Rights Enforcement** ACORN Partner Project Vote Working with Officials from White House and DOJ to Use National Voting Rights Act to Increase Registration of Voters on Public Assistance Interest Group Urges Justice Official to “make some headway” with Attorney General Holder (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has received additional documents about meetings held between Estelle Rogers, Director of Advocacy for the ACORN-affiliated organization Project Vote, and officials from the Obama White...
  • New Records Obtained by Judicial Watch Show Obama White House Coordination with Department of Jus...

    01/19/2012 11:02:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 19, 2012
    Complete title: New Records Obtained by Judicial Watch Show Obama White House Coordination with Department of Justice on Voting Rights Enforcement ACORN Partner Project Vote Working with Officials from White House and DOJ to Use National Voting Rights Act to Increase Registration of Voters on Public Assistance Interest Group Urges Justice Official to “make some headway” with Attorney General Holder (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has received additional documents about meetings held between Estelle Rogers, Director of Advocacy for the ACORN-affiliated organization Project Vote, and officials from the...
  • I SEE DEAD PEOPLE...VOTING! O'keefe exposes voter fraud in New Hampshire (video)

    01/11/2012 6:42:21 PM PST · by ak267 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Breitbart TV and Project Veritas ^ | 1-11-2012 | veritasvisuals
    Project Veritas: On January 10th, Project Veritas reporters walked into New Hampshire Polling Locations during the Presidential Primaries, saying dead people's names. We stated the name of a dead person we got from the NH obituaries. The names of the deceased were both Registered Republican and Democrats and in almost every case, saying a dead person's name, we were handed a ballot to cast a vote. We used no misrepresentation and no false pretenses. in fact, in almost every case, we insisted we show ID and they insisted that we vote without showing ID.
  • BofA Must Pay Excess Settlement Funds To Acorn Clones (Department of Justice)

    01/06/2012 7:45:45 AM PST · by opentalk · 15 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | January 4, 2012 | Paul Sperry
    Bank of America (BAC) must turn over excess funds from a record $335 million discrimination fine to community organizing groups. Critics say it's a "political backdoor" to subsidize Democrat-tied Acorn "clones." The unusual mandate is buried in a Justice Department filing last month detailing settlement terms with the nation's largest bank. Prosecutors had alleged BofA's Countrywide Financial mortgage unit discriminated against minority homebuyers in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Funds not passed out to alleged victims after two years will be handed out to "qualified" groups unconnected to the case that provide credit and housing counseling and...
  • ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents, After Exposed as Players Behind Oc

    01/05/2012 4:01:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/5/12 | Jana Winters
    Officials with the revamped ACORN office in New York -- operating as New York Communities for Change -- have fired staff, shredded reams of documents and told workers to blame disgruntled ex-employees for leaking information in an effort to explain away a report last week on the group’s involvement in Occupy Wall Street protests, according to sources. NYCC also is installing surveillance cameras and recording devices at its Brooklyn offices, removing or packing away supplies bearing the name ACORN and handing out photos of Fox News staff with a stern warning not to talk to the media, the sources...
  • Acorn playing behind the scenes role in 'Occupy' Movement

    12/29/2011 5:45:40 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 16 replies ^ | October 26, 2011 | Jana Winter
    The former New York office for ACORN, the disbanded community activist group, is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed “leaderless” Occupy Wall Street movement, organizing “guerrilla” protest events and hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of various causes while spending it on protest-related activities, sources tell The former director of New York ACORN, Jon Kest, and his top aides are now busy working at protest events for New York Communities for Change (NYCC). That organization was created in late 2009 when some ACORN offices disbanded and reorganized under new names after undercover video exposes prompted...
  • Yes, Virginia, There Really Is Voter Fraud

    12/23/2011 12:08:01 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Nationa Review The Corner ^ | 12-22-11 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The latest voter-fraud convictions in Troy, N.Y., must be very inconvenient to the public-affairs propagandists over at the DNC and the NAACP, as well as liberal media outlets like the New York Times. It just ruins their constant refrain that there is no voter fraud in the United States. Eric Shawn at FOX News reports that two Troy city officials, the city clerk and a councilman, along with two Democratic political operatives, have pled guilty to forging absentee-ballot signatures and casting fraudulent ballots in the 2009 Working Families Party primary. The WFP is the political party associated with ACORN. One...
  • Video Exposing How ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Was Organized From Day One by SEIU/ACORN Front

    12/16/2011 6:38:18 PM PST · by Track9 · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/7/11
    Video Exposing How ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Was Organized From Day One by SEIU/ACORN Front – The Working Family Party, and How They All Tie to the Obama Administration, DNC, Democratic Socialists of America, Tides and George Soros. Breakdown of the Connections Between The Working Family Party, SEIU, ACORN, The New Party, The DNC, Democratic Socialists of America, Tides, George Soros and The Obama Administration: The Working Families Party was established in the 90s by key members of the the socialist organizations The New Party, ACORN, SEIU, and a coalition of other labor unions and community organizations. Patrick Gaspard, the current...
  • Voter fraud is real: And voter ID laws are really needed; they are not racist

    12/18/2011 8:23:22 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 12-18-11 | Jack Kelly
    The state chairman of Indiana's Democratic Party resigned Monday as a probe of election fraud in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary widened. State law requires a presidential candidate to gather 500 valid signatures in each county to qualify for the ballot. Barack Obama may not have met it. Investigators think 150 of the 534 signatures the Obama campaign turned in for St. Joseph County may have been forged. ~snip~ Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, who is black, said vote fraud is rampant in African-American districts like his in Alabama. "The most aggressive contemporary voter suppression in the African-American community is...
  • Documents reveal coordination between ACORN affiliate and Justice Department Voting Section

    12/14/2011 3:28:15 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Big government ^ | 12-14-11 | J. Christian Adams
    Judicial Watch has done it again. It has produced–following a Freedom of Information Act request filed with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ)–documents that suggest extensive coordination and communications between the DOJ Voting Section and former ACORN affiliate Project Vote. Project Vote appears to be directing DOJ resources toward particular states; is having meetings with DOJ staff; and is even recommending lawyers to work in the Justice Department Voting Section that will oversee the 2012 presidential election. Project Vote also appears to have played a role in the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s administration, which aims...
  • New Documents Show Department of Justice Coordination with ACORN-Connected Project Vote

    12/14/2011 10:26:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 14, 2011
    Group Tied to Voter Registration Fraud Lobbies DOJ to Use National Voting Rights Act to Boost Welfare Voter Registration; Project Vote Official Promotes Hires for Department of Justice’s Voting Section Washington, DC -- December 14, 2011 Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it obtained records detailing communications between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Estelle Rogers, a former ACORN attorney currently serving as Director of Advocacy for the ACORN-connected organization Project Vote. ( Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 11-1497)). Judicial Watch is investigating the DOJ’s partnering with Project Vote on a...
  • ACLU sues Wisconsin over photo ID law

    12/14/2011 1:27:50 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Milwaukke Journal Sentinel ^ | 14 November 2011 | Jason Stein
    The American Civil Liberties Union sued the State of Wisconsin on Tuesday over a new law requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification, charging that the measure violates the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit says that the state is infringing on some citizens' right to vote and to be treated equally under the law and amounts to a kind of poll tax on voters who lack the documents needed to get an approved ID. Republican lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker, who is named in the lawsuit along with a long list of other state officials, have said they believe the measure...
  • Plain and Simple: DNC Wants Voter Fraud (They cannot with without it)

    12/14/2011 4:27:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 14, 2011 | Ray Hartwell
    Like most people, recently I’ve been asked to present photo identification on a number of occasions without regard to my race, religion, or national origin. The majority of the requests I’ve received have come in circumstances many would consider more or less routine: checking in for a flight and passing through airport security; registering as a guest at a hotel; using a credit card when purchasing something more expensive than a meal or tank of gas; and buying over-the-counter medications. In addition, I was required to show photo identification while visiting the Department of Justice here in Washington. In the...
  • Holder to push against voter-ID laws

    12/13/2011 8:34:28 AM PST · by Justaham · 64 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12-13-11 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama administration on Tuesday will wade into the increasingly divisive national debate over new voting laws in several states that could depress turnout among minorities and others who helped elect the president in 2008. Â… With the presidential campaign heating up,Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will deliver a speech Tuesday expressing concerns about the voter-identification laws, along with a Texas redistricting plan before the Supreme Court that fails to take into account the stateÂ’s burgeoning Hispanic population, he said in an interview Monday. Holder will speak at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Libary and Museum in Austin, Tex.,...
  • Democrat says GOP trying to deny blacks the right to vote

    12/07/2011 10:32:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2011 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A Democratic lawmaker said Wednesday on the House floor that Republican legislators around the country are purposefully trying to deny blacks the right to vote by pushing for voter identification laws. “It’s no coincidence that a disproportionate number of these affected voters come from communities of color as well as the poor, the elderly and students,” said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus. “Having been born and raised in Texas, this certainly looks like a poll tax to me, which those of us remember as a way to prevent African Americans from voting. These...
  • NAACP to petition UN to stop voter-ID legislation in states

    12/06/2011 9:09:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 54 replies · 2+ views
    I understand that the NAACP opposes voter-ID laws. Given the long history of fighting against uses of state law to deny blacks and other minorities the franchise until the Civil Rights Movement prevailed, their deep skepticism over proposed stricter enforcement of eligibility laws can’t help but recall echoes of voter suppression in their communities, even if the new laws are innocent of any racial animus. We still have plenty of mistrust that will take generations to undo, especially given that we still have those with living memories of having been denied the right to vote. Still, if the NAACP wants...
  • Protest This: Occupy Whatever and ACORN Search for a Few Fools

    12/06/2011 7:35:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | December 6, 2011 | John Ransom
    In their stunning off-off Broadway debut, Occupy Whatever sure created a lot of mass- as in trash. 30 tons in LA, and more in New York City. And that’s just the trash they left behind, not the weight of the newsprint wasted on unsuccessfully explaining a movement to the American people that either absolutely had a definite platform or didn’t depending on the day, the hour, the park and the spokestree making the statement on behalf of Occupy Something.  But the Movement without a Cause isn’t quite dead yet- in fact it might be feeling much better now that they’ve...
  • Richard Cordray's 'Heroes' Occupy Banks and Private Homes

    12/05/2011 4:10:53 PM PST · by jakecutter
    American Spectator ^ | December 5, 2011 | John Berlau
    Richard Cordray's 'Heroes' Occupy Banks and Private Homes By John Berlau on 12.5.11 @ 6:09AM Obama consumer nominee's long support of radical East Side Organizing Project. When asked about the "Occupy Wall Street" movement in October, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren praised it to the hilt. "I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do," she told the Daily Beast. Yet when pressed in November on the OWS adherents' increasingly violent tactics, she told a Boston TV interviewer: "Everybody has to follow the law. There's no exception on that." But Warren's apparent disavowal of the tactics of OWS...
  • ACORN’s Project Vote Affiliate Uses Consent Agreements to Block Vote Fraud Investigations

    12/03/2011 2:50:35 PM PST · by chemicalman · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Pelican Post ^ | December 1, 2011 | Kevin Mooney
    Obama Justice Department pushes “motor voter” suit against Louisiana in tandem with left-wing pressure groups ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate is working in partnership with other left-wing groups to pressure state officials into accepting “consent agreements” that would preclude any serious investigations into voter fraud allegations, according to a former employee who has testified against the organization. State officials who are on the receiving end of lawsuits based on “motor voter” allegations should resist legal settlements “that will tie their hands” and open the way to fraudulent voting in next year’s elections, warns Anita MonCrief, who testified against the ACORN network...
  • Obamnesty is Here! Solyndra Records, ACORN Funding Ban

    12/02/2011 2:22:39 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 12 replies ^ | December 2, 2011
    Illegal alien amnesty is no longer the theoretical consideration of federal immigration officials inside the Obama administration. No more musings by Obama administration bureaucrats on how best to bypass Congress and implement illegal alien amnesty in stealth. The secret is now out. And, as reported by The New York Times, illegal alien amnesty is now the official policy of the United States of America, courtesy of the Obama administration: The Department of Homeland Security will begin a review on Thursday (November 17) of all deportation cases before the immigration courts and start a nationwide training program for enforcement agents and...
  • Obama uses taxpayer cash to back ACORN Name changes used to dodge the law

    11/29/2011 6:23:31 AM PST · by safetysign · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/28/2011 | Matthew Vadum
    The Obama administration has showered its allies at ACORN Housing with $729,849 so far this year despite powerful, newly unveiled evidence of corruption and massive accounting irregularities at the longtime affiliate of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). Watchdog group Cause of Action recently pressured NeighborWorks America, a taxpayer-funded federal nonprofit that funneled more than $26.5 million in federal foreclosure-avoidance money to ACORN Housing, to disclose an internal audit furnished to then-Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, late last year.
  • The Wall Street Occupiers as Mind Erasers

    11/27/2011 4:29:22 AM PST · by radioone · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-27-11 | James Lewis
    Barack Obama may not be the kind of man you and I want as president, but he's a very slick stage magician. That's how he's made it in politics, along with scandal bombs tossed by Axelrod. The 2008 Obama campaign was an endless series of stage tricks, epitomized by the infamous Greek styrofoam temple columns in Denver. Stage magicians work a lot by distraction. A well-timed distraction makes people lose track of whatever they are thinking. If I'm an in-your-face street hustler and you're beginning to get suspicious about me, all I have to do is tap your shirt and...
  • Left-wing organizing kingpin: Tea partiers out-organized Occupy Wall Street

    11/25/2011 3:40:30 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/2011 | Michael Volpe
    In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) founder and Service Employees International Union organizer Wade Rathke acknowledged that the tea party movement has been more effective than Occupy Wall Street in influencing American politics. Rathke was unequivocal about the Occupy movement, telling The DC that “in no way has it had the political impact that the tea party movement has.” Yet because Occupy organizing is “still in its embryonic stages” while tea partiers have been organizing for more than two years, he cautions that “comparing the tea party movement to OWS...
  • Political Scandals Show Why Government Should Be Limited

    11/17/2011 3:25:51 PM PST · by billflax · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/17/2011 | Bill Flax
    “In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson Scandals captivate our attention as sensational headlines punctuate the mundane din of modern life. Whether the manufactured: Herman Cain’s seemingly spurious charges; the incompetent: Fast and Furious’ deathly fallout; or the typical: Solyndra’s cronyism – each highlights power abused. Such corruption has become so pervasive, that movements from the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street sprang to protest a perverted system. Jeremiah warned that man’s heart is deceitful, something the Founders...
  • (Lead RAT) Wasserman Schultz accuses GOP of rigging elections with 'suppression laws'

    11/17/2011 4:43:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/11 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Wasserman Schultz accuses GOP of rigging elections with 'suppression laws'By Pete Kasperowicz - 11/16/11 08:43 PM ET Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) on Wednesday night said Republican governors and legislatures are purposefully pressing for the enactment of voter identification laws in order to suppress Democratic voter turnout in the 2012 election. "State legislatures are attempting to impose voting restrictions that are the modern day equivalent of poll taxes and literacy tests," she said on the House floor. "We cannot allow state legislatures to drag our nation backward in what is nothing more than a political quest to...
  • Exclusive: Email From Lisa Fithian to #OccupyWallStreet Conforms ACORN Role In Occupy's Next Assault

    11/16/2011 3:36:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/16/11 | Joel B. Pollak
    Lisa Fithian–the radical organizer whose role in Occupy was first exposed at Big Government–has apparently confirmed that ACORN-linked organizations are leading the Occupy movement’s next major protest action against banks nationwide. Fox News reported earlier today that remnants of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), the radical community organizing group that collapsed after its corruption was exposed by Big Government, are playing a “behind the scenes” role in organizing the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. The Fox News investigation followed Matthew Vadum’s report two weeks ago at Big Government that ACORN was paying people to attend the Occupy Wall...
  • Occupy Wall Street Protesters Shifting to College Campuses

    11/13/2011 8:29:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 13, 2011 | Malia Wollan and Elizabeth A. Harris
    BERKELEY, Calif. — Goodbye, city park, hello, college green. As city officials around the country move to disband Occupy Wall Street encampments amid growing concerns over health and public safety, protesters have begun to erect more tents on college campuses. “We are trying to get mass numbers of students out,” said Natalia Abrams, 31, a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and an organizer with Occupy Colleges, a national group coordinating college-based protesters. Though only a handful of colleges have encampments, tents went up last week at Harvard in Cambridge, Mass., and here at the University of California,...
  • “Rules for Radicals – A Guide for Conservatives“ - could be interesting

    11/10/2011 7:35:18 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 26 replies
    alinskydefeater blog ^ | 10-30-11 | alinskydefeater
    Learn who Alinsky was and why he matters. Expanded coverage of how to counteract each of the tactics. Should you use these methods? Why the most popular tactics are not the most effective. General tips to make you better on twitter and Facebook along with methods to combat Alinsky tactics in social media. Methods to win arguments with Liberals, ways to drive them nuts, and how to keep them from driving you nuts. How to spot Obama for America (OFA) and not waste your time with them. Recognizing the Left’s big players and how they influence others. A full chapter...
  • OccupyWallStreet: The Rap Sheet, So Far ...

    11/10/2011 1:30:20 PM PST · by Scythian · 21 replies
    NY: 10/1/2011 — Police Arrest More Than 700 Protesters on Brooklyn BridgeMadison, WI: 10-27-2011 — Madison Occupiers Lose Permit Due to Public MasturbationPhoenix: 10/28/2011 — Flier at Occupy Phoenix Asks, “When Should You Shoot a Cop?”NY: 10/18/2011 — Thieves Preying on Fellow ProtestersNY: 10/9/2011 — Stinking up Wall Street: Protesters Accused of Living in Filth as Shocking Pictures Show One Demonstrator Defecating on a POLICE CARNY: 10/7/2011 — Occupiers Rush Police … MoreCleveland: 10/18/2011 —  ‘Occupy Cleveland’ Protester Alleges She Was RapedNY: 10/10/2011 — ‘Increasingly Debauched’: Are Sex, Drugs & Poor Sanitation Eclipsing Occupy Wall Street?Seattle: 10/18/2011 — Man...
  • Seniors Rally in Boston Against Cuts to Social Programs (Seniors for Socialism Alert)

    11/10/2011 5:54:35 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-11-10 | Jennifer Levitz
    BOSTON–Chanting “hands off” and “no cuts,” hundreds of seniors rallied here to warn Congress’s deficit-cutting supercommittee to stay away from Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. “When you get older, you need help, not cuts,” said Steve Ciardi, a former pipe fitter who has multiple sclerosis and was in a wheelchair being pushed by his wife, Patty. “That is what the country is about – helping people,” she said. AARP Massachusetts, the SEIU and AFL-CIO labor unions, and several senior activist groups are organizing the event, which kicked off this morning with a rally at the historic Wang Theatre in downtown...
  • House Oversight Chairman Calls for Probe into ACORN Role in Occupy Wall Street

    11/07/2011 2:14:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 1+ views
    FOX ^ | November 07, 2011 | Jana Winter
    House Oversight Chairman Calls for Probe into ACORN Role in Occupy Wall Street By Jana Winter Published November 07, 2011 | House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is calling for an investigation into allegations that ACORN-related group New York Communities for Change "engaged in fraud through its participation in the Occupy Wall Street protests." In a letter dated Monday, Issa, R-Calif., called for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch of the Eastern District of New York to launch a probe into allegations first reported by that NYCC may have "solicited donations from union members under false pretenses and misappropriated...