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  • Help! Need list of Obama's ties to Marxism, and/or Communism

    07/30/2012 3:33:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    self | 7-29-12 | vanity
    I need a quick list of all the Communist and Marxist ties in the Obama administration for use at a meeting tonight. Something beyond his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, and appointee Van Jones. I know this topic is rich, and I hope other FReepers can help me tie it altogether in one neat package. Thanks in advance.
  • ACORN founder says Barack Obama helped bring down group

    04/21/2012 4:39:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | April 21, 2012 | Times-Picayune Staff
    Conservative videographer/activist James O'Keefe, and the late Andrew Breitbart, a right-wing Internet publisher, still get the credit for toppling ACORN. But ACORN founder Wade Rathke of New Orleans said President Barack Obama deserves credit for an assist. In an online book salon on the left-wing site, Firedoglake, Rathke, who relinquished the ACORN helm before the O'Keefe/Breitbart controversy, said the group's fall also had something to do with the fact that the former community organizer that ACORN helped put in the White House buckled under the pressure mounted by Breitbart and O'Keefe. "I'm not saying (ACORN"s leadership) thought they were going...
  • 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...
  • Shocker. Obama’s Top Political Advisor Directly Linked to Occupy Wall Street Protests

    10/11/2011 9:34:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct. 11, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s ACORN operative in the White House Patrick Gaspard, a former Working Families Party associate, is helping shape domestic policy– Obama political advisor Patrick Gaspard holds the same White House position his Bush-era predecessor, Karl Rove, did. But before he was the White House political czar he worked in several far left organizations as activist and agitator. NLPC.org reported: One of the more disturbing aspects of the Obama-ACORN connection is that the White House political affairs director is one Patrick Gaspard. Gaspard doesn’t register on the media radar screen in the way that his immediate Bush-era predecessor, Karl Rove, did....
  • Got Rage?

    09/16/2011 11:16:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/16/2011 | Emma K. Emmett
    When I was assigned to write a about tomorrow’s ”Day of Rage,” organized by the likes of ACORN Founder Wade Rathke and SEIU’s Stephen Lerner I resisted it mightily. I heard a grumble in my lower intestine and a silent yell, “Nooooooooo, don’t make me, puhleeeeeze!” I knew the cognitive dissonance and just plain idiocy of a group that regularly claims to be more “tolerant” and “compassionate” than the rest of us and then incites hatred and chaos in order to declare themselves entitled to what other people earn, would put me dangerously close to head-exploding territory. Then, I settled...
  • “It’s not my job to tell people what to think” or Evil is a parasite on the good.

    02/14/2011 1:10:55 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 3 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Feb. 14, 2011 | Andrea Shea King
    What Did Wade Rathke Know About Egypt that the CIA Didn’t and What Will Obama Do Now?Michael Gaynor at Emerging Corruption has done some digging into the situation in Egypt – about how much Wade Rathke knew about it beforehand and what influence Obama may wish to have on the situation now. Meanwhile... on to what the media thinks is more important. [caption id="attachment_15781" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="'The president says he’s a Christian. I accept him at his word,' said John Boehner. | AP Photo"][/caption] John Boehner speaking out of both sides of his mouth. Not his job to tell people...
  • Holding Fox News Accountable – Stop the Ads Now!

    10/20/2010 7:20:38 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 73 replies
    Wade Rathke: Chief Organizer Blog ^ | 20 Oct 2010 | Wade Rathke
    New Orleans It’s amazing how we become inured to the ridiculous, even when it is abusive and preposterous. That’s my cut on Glenn Beck and his ranting, especially when he evokes me as anti-christ and revolutionary. Over the last couple of years, whenever I would mention the absurdity of it all, too often it would end up on Beck’s show on another whiteboard of whackiness, so I followed Huey Long’s old dictum that there is no real defense for a public attack and let it all run off of me like water off a duck’s back. When I flew into...
  • Obama, Clinton Money Man Guilty Of Major Fraud Scheme

    03/22/2010 4:26:27 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 39 replies · 1,028+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 03/19/2010
    The shady Iranian fundraiser who for years donated lucrative sums to top Democrats—including the president, vice president and secretary of state—has pleaded guilty to a major bank-fraud scheme that could land him in jail for nearly two decades.Disgraced Democratic money man Hassan Nemazee admitted this week that he defrauded three financial institutions out of nearly $300 million in loan proceeds by falsifying documents and signatures to show he had hundreds of millions of dollars worth of collateral. The Ivy League-educated crook then used the proceeds to donate big bucks to the campaigns of federal, state and local candidates. Among them...
  • State investigators taking dozens of computers from ACORN office on Canal Street ..YES!!!!

    11/06/2009 11:36:19 AM PST · by milwguy · 50 replies · 2,357+ views
    Times-Picayune ^ | 11/06/2009 | martha carr
    Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has served a search warrant at the ACORN office at 2609 Canal Street, according to Tammi Arender Herring, a spokeswoman with the office. Investigators in khaki pants and polo shirts loaded several dozen computers and other electronic items into an SUV. They are also carrying records out of the building on handcarts. The large office building sits at the corner of Dorgenois and Canal. ACORN staffers were given no notice that a search would be conducted today, Herring said. "They have been extremely cooperative," she said. Early last month, Caldwell's office issued subpoenas for records from...
  • BREAKING: ACORN’s New Orleans Office Raided by Louisiana

    11/06/2009 2:38:53 PM PST · by MissesBush · 5 replies · 1,522+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11/06/09
    In a fast-breaking development comes word that agents of the Attorney’s General office in Louisiana have raided ACORN’s offices in New Orleans. ACORN’s New Orleans was, for decades, the headquarters of the national community organizing association. News of the raid comes from Marcel Reid and her colleagues at ACORN 8, an association of former ACORN leaders and board members. Many of the individuals involved with ACORN 8 were fired from ACORN for demanding a forensic audit following an embezzlement scandal involving Dale Rathke, brother of ACORN co-founder Wade Rathke. . Update: Big Government has contacted the Louisiana Attorney’s General office....
  • Ousted ACORN leaders in New Orleans announce new organization

    10/24/2009 4:17:09 PM PDT · by james500 · 15 replies · 1,242+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | 10/24/2009 | Bill Barrow
    Several Louisiana ACORN leaders, including the recently ousted state leader, are expected to announce today that they have started a new organization under the same name after national authorities of the community action network voted to take over the chapter. A notice of a news conference scheduled for 3 p.m. in Light City Church, 6117 St. Claude Ave., says the event will include "Louisiana ACORN Executive Director Beth Butler, " who was fired from that post Oct. 12 by national ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis. The document states that Butler will be joined by several Louisiana ACORN officers, board members and...
  • Lest We Forget: SEIU, ACORN Behind Ongoing Push For Socialized Medicine

    10/23/2009 1:47:29 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 7 replies · 390+ views
    Biggovernment.com ^ | October 23, 2009 | by Kyle Olson
    ACORN founder-turned-pariah Wade Rathke explained in late July SEIU’s and ACORN’s involvement in the push for socialized medicine. Who really wants a government takeover of health care? Labor unions and tax eaters. The question remains: if and when the Congress passes “reform,” will the American people understand who is really behind it? Video at link.
  • ACORN Fires Beth Butler

    10/13/2009 4:18:42 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 5 replies · 509+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 10/13/2009 | Mike Volpe
    This is interesting because Beth Butler is the common law wife of Wade Rathke. Controversial activist group ACORN has fired the longtime companion of founder Wade Rathke over apparent concerns about a lack of "accountability" in her work leading the Louisiana chapter in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Beth Butler was the director of that chapter and close to Rathke, whose brother Dale was accused of embezzling about $1 million from the group a decade ago.
  • ACORN's Pension Shell Games (Possible ERISA Violations)

    10/07/2009 10:09:00 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 18 replies · 1,293+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Oct 7, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    ACORN appears to have been involved in improper use of pension funds and this lawbreaking may yet land some of its officials in serious legal difficulties. That's according to F. Vincent Vernuccio, formerly a special assistant at the U.S. Department of Labor (and an American Spectator contributor) and editor of EFCAUpdate.org.
  • ACORN Founder's Brother Embezzled $5 Million (Not $1 Million) AG Charges

    10/05/2009 3:41:53 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 14 replies · 782+ views
    NO Times Picyune/The Lid ^ | 10/5/09 | The Lid
    According to a July 9, 2008 article in the New York Times, Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN’s founder, Wade Rathke, “embezzled nearly $1 million from Acorn and affiliated charitable organizations in 1999 and 2000.” The Times reported Dale Rathke embezzled $948,607.50, “carried as a loan on the books of Citizens Consulting Inc., which provides bookkeeping, accounting and other financial management services to Acorn and many of its affiliated entities.” ACORN “chose to treat the embezzlement of nearly $1 million eight years ago as an internal matter and did not even notify its board.” According to an October 10, 2008...
  • More Thoughts on the Patrick Gaspard-ACORN Connection

    10/05/2009 1:29:13 PM PDT · by vadum · 182+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | October 5, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Kyle Olson of ACORNcracked.com has more thoughts and evidence at BigGovernment.com on the connection between Obama White House political director Patrick Gaspard and ACORN. Gaspard used to be ACORN boss Bertha Lewis’s political director when she ran ACORN’s New York chapter. ACORN founder Wade Rathke now denies the connection after writing about it in a blog post but nobody except for a few gullible reporters actually believes Rathke at this point. Olson has been on ACORN’s case a long time and does good work.
  • ACORN Plans Massive Layoffs

    10/03/2009 5:09:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies · 3,339+ views
    Big Government.com ^ | October 3, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    A credible source claims the embattled left-wing advocacy group ACORN is poised to announce massive staff layoffs but an ACORN spokesman denies this is the case. A credible source close to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now revealed that the activist network intends to lay off all staff members operating out of its New Orleans headquarters. All information provided by the source to this reporter in the past has turned out to be correct. However, ACORN spokesman Scott Levenson of the public relations firm The Advance Group in New York City said the source was incorrect. In...
  • Fox News Special … Awesome Megyn Kelly takedown of Wade Rathke and Acorn

    10/03/2009 8:51:46 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 48 replies · 3,428+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | October 3, 2009 | Corky Boyd
    ...It was a Megyn Kelly interviewing Wade Rathke, founder and former and chief organizer of ACORN. My initial impression was this was a very fair and objective interview by Kelly. She took him through his formative years of the radical 60s to the present. As the show went on Kelly, with the help of Stanley Kurtz and others, proceeded to eviscerate Rathke to the point he boiled over. It was devastating.... But the revelations were only half the story. The special was powerful because it relied heavily, very heavily, on the subtle audio and visual effects pioneered by CBS’s “60...
  • Illegal ACORN Votes Likely Elected Al Franken

    10/03/2009 7:12:41 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 44 replies · 1,812+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/03/09 | Purple Mountains
    Now that most people are recognizing that ACORN is basically a criminal enterprise, its activities are being examined closely all over the country. In Minnesota, the reason why a near-psychotic like Al Franken was elected to the US Senate is now becoming more clear. If only 1% of the 43,000 new voters (all Democratic) registered by ACORN in Minnesota were fraudulent (investigations in other areas indicate nearly 50% of ACORN registrations prove fraudulent), Franken is in office illegally.
  • ACORN Founder Answers NRO's Questions

    10/01/2009 5:59:16 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 3 replies · 345+ views
    National Review ^ | 09/30/2009 | Mark Hemingway
    Last night, ACORN founder Wade Rathke spoke at Busboys and Poets, a Washington coffeehouse and well-known lefty hangout. Rathke was promoting his new book, Citizen Wealth: Winning the Campaign to Save Working Families. Given the controversy over ACORN, you'd think the media would have been interested in Rathke's making a public appearence and taking questions. But you'd be wrong.
  • ACORN Saga: Founder Wade Rathke Wants YOU To Go on Welfare (interview w/Rathke on Fox now)

    10/02/2009 6:14:47 PM PDT · by khnyny · 36 replies · 2,560+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | September 29, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) founder Wade Rathke wants to use the Internet to overthrow the capitalist system. He said so in his new book, Citizen Wealth: Winning the Campaign to Save Working Families, in which he serves up some community organizing war stories, and offers his thoughts on the future of organizing. Rathke’s currently on a cross-country book tour. Rathke, a pioneer of the so-called welfare rights movement that aims to get Americans on welfare, devotes an entire chapter of his book to what he calls “The ‘Maximum Eligible Participation’ Solution.” It is a strategy for...
  • ACORN Legal Memo Confirms Depths of Troubles

    10/01/2009 3:29:31 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 3 replies · 620+ views
    American Spectator via Big Government.com ^ | October 1, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    “But whether you try to implement some or all of these recommendations, there must be someone committed to follow-up. There must be a review mechanism, and a means of holding people accountable after any final decisions are made. If you do not make some hard choices now and ensure they are carried out, they almost certainly will be made for you.” –Elizabeth Kingsley of Harmon, Curran, Spielberg Eisenberg LLP, in a prophetic legal memo to ACORN dated June 19, 2008, the day before ACORN’s national board ousted ACORN founder organizer Wade Rathke ACORN’s lawyer warned ACORN 15 months ago to...
  • ACORN Founder Answers NRO's Questions (no MSM shows up)

    09/30/2009 3:11:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies · 749+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/30/2009 | Mark Hemingway
    Last night, ACORN founder Wade Rathke spoke at Busboys and Poets, a Washington coffeehouse and well-known lefty hangout. Rathke was promoting his new book, Citizen Wealth: Winning the Campaign to Save Working Families. Given the controversy over ACORN, you'd think the media would have been interested in Rathke's making a public appearence and taking questions. But you'd be wrong. Besides NRO, only three media outlets showed up to cover the event: BigGovernment.com, The Nation, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Rathke's hometown paper). That was it. While Rathke's primary purpose was to discuss and promote his book, he did take a...
  • Former ACORN organizer worries about its future

    09/29/2009 10:49:05 PM PDT · by BAW · 34 replies · 1,684+ views
    NOLA.com ^ | Sep 29, 2009 | Jonathan Tilove
    Wade Rathke, the former chief organizer of ACORN, acknowledged that the organization he founded in 1970 is caught in a public storm that threatens its existence. "It's a Katrina-like storm for ACORN; they are in a perfect storm, " said Rathke, who left ACORN's leadership a year-and-a-half ago amid revelations about the alleged embezzlement of nearly $1 million from the community organization by his brother, Dale. The money has since been repaid. But Rathke, who lives in New Orleans where the national organization has had its headquarters -- it is relocating to Washington -- said he expects large and well-rooted...
  • ACORN and SEIU: Anatomy of a Shakedown

    09/27/2009 6:59:02 AM PDT · by GVnana · 15 replies · 977+ views
    Big Government ^ | 9/25/2009 | Anita MonCrief
    SEIU endorses Obama *Aiding ACORN are groups like DEMO’s, the Democracy Alliance, Soros Open Society Institute, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). *“ACORN’s so-called ‘muscle for money’ strategy extorts ‘donations’ from targeted government and corporate officials by offering them Mafia-like protection from protests by the group’s own paid thugs, ..” *..their 2007-2008 ventures with SEIU against the Carlyle Group that deserve a closer inspection. .. *“...SEIU .. staged a protest outside the Pennsylvania Avenue headquarters of The Carlyle Group as part of the union’s bid to organize Manor Care, the Toledo-based nursing home giant Carlyle is buying for...
  • ACORN and SEIU: Anatomy of a Shakedown

    09/27/2009 12:00:23 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 26 replies · 1,827+ views
    Big Government ^ | Spet. 27, 2009 | Anita Moncrief
    As various charges and complaints have materialized over the years, it seems that ACORN uses the communities in which they are located as staging grounds for national power grabs. With multiple states and entities receiving federal funds, ACORN plays to win. Aiding ACORN are groups like DEMO’s, the Democracy Alliance, Soros Open Society Institute, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The Washington Examiner has covered ACORN’s: “Muscle for the Money” program:
  • Tax-exempt "Clinton Foundation" donated $250,000 to ACORN (w/ pic)

    09/29/2009 5:17:49 AM PDT · by Liz · 20 replies · 1,649+ views
    foundingbloggers.com | 9/29/09
    Clinton pictured above with ACORN founder Wade Rathke (found by tina07). The tax-exempt Clinton Foundation had just donated $250,000 to ACORN. The tax-exempt Clinton Foundation provided $275,000 in grants for ACORNS’S "Katrina Benefits Access project" and ACORN'S "Operation Hope Project; Restore Hope." The tax-exempt Clinton Foundation also helped secure private sector commitments for ACORN. =============================================== REFERENCE The IRS has pinpointed tax-exempt "foundations and charities" as the locus classicus for tax evasion and money laundering. The BIGGEST tax-exempt fraud --- a tax-exempt foundation writing checks to a tax-exempt charity (the way crooks look "altruistic" as they siphon off tax-free money...
  • SEIU’s Good Obama Bet

    09/29/2009 12:09:29 PM PDT · by rob777 · 10 replies · 490+ views
    Wade Rathke: Chief Organizer Blog ^ | May 16th, 2009 | Wade Rathke
    New Orleans Recent press reports and a big story in the Wall Street Journal have been sniping at the huge $85M set of contributions that the Service Employees International Union made on the Obama campaign. On one hand they seem to be insinuating crass influence buying and on the other hand they are hinting at financial mismanagement. Poppycock! Pundits, pols, and others can throw a lot of brickbats at SEIU and its leadership, but not for these decisions that actually show real leadership, risk taking, and exactly what it should mean to accept the challenge in these hard times to...
  • FEMA Awards Fire Prevention Grant to ACORN

    09/29/2009 12:22:39 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 27 replies · 1,334+ views
    Big Government ^ | September 28, 2009 | Capitol Confidential
    Just a few weeks ago, on September 4th, FEMA handed over $1 million to the ACORN Institute, an ACORN affiliate in New Orleans. The grant is for “fire prevention.” You can find the grant here. Virtually every other organization receiving “fire prevention” grants is a fire deparment or medical facility. Here’s some background on ACORN Institute: An affiliate of ACORN, the ACORN Institute, has been a participant in the IRS tax assistance program. The institute prides itself as a one-stop shopping service for low-income households seeking free benefits. In addition to tax preparation, it also provides information on how to...
  • US Census Connection with SEIU Still Intact After ACORN Termination

    09/29/2009 11:51:49 AM PDT · by GVnana · 12 replies · 909+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 9/29/2009 | Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
    The U.S. Census Bureau delegated work to outside groups for the federal 2010 census. Following the release of undercover videos showing ACORN workers helping a fake pimp and prostitute illegally secure housing, the Census Bureau terminated its partnership with ACORN. The House and Senate voted to block federal funding for ACORN and ACORN-related affiliates, including SEIU. While the Census Bureau terminated its partnership with ACORN, it left its close connection with SEIU intact. Given SEIU’s co-location with ACORN in Chicago and SEIU’s intimate financial relationship with ACORN, we should take action to protect the public from the corruption of the...
  • Obama's "Karl Rove" is ACORN's Guy in The White House

    09/28/2009 7:36:13 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 340+ views
    Obama's "Karl Rove" is ACORN's Guy in The White House Patrick Gaspard is President Obama's White House political affairs director, the same title Karl Rove held in President Bush's White House. Before he was in the White House, Gaspard served as the acting political director for SEIU International during the national union’s successful effort to help Democrats capture majorities in the House and Senate, and according to ACORN founder Wade Rathke, Gaspard was also hired by SEIU's sister organization ACORN. According to Redstate Patrick Gaspard was the Executive Vice President for the SEIU until Barack Obama asked Gaspard to become...
  • Kathleen Parker: ACORN, service union are hand and glove

    09/27/2009 6:52:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,542+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    While everyone in Washington is suddenly pretending they’ve hardly ever heard of ACORN, they might want to pretend they’ve never heard of the SEIU, one of the nation’s largest unions. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and the Service Employees International Union are tight as Heidi Klum and a new pair of jeans. You also don’t talk about either organization without mention of Wade Rathke, co-founder of ACORN and founder of SEIU Local 100 in New Orleans. Rathke, who resigned from ACORN last year as “chief organizer” after it became known that his brother embezzled almost $1 million...
  • Radicals Wrote Failed Stimulus

    09/21/2009 6:53:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies · 3,240+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 21, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Policymaking: If the stimulus isn't working, perhaps it's because it was largely written by a collection of leftist interest groups called the Apollo Alliance that counts among its directors a co-founder of the Weather Underground.The Labor Department reported Friday that 42 states lost more jobs than they gained in August, and that 14 plus Washington, D.C., reported unemployment rates of 10% or more. Michigan's rate rose to 15.2%, highest in the nation. Nevada, represented by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is second with 13.2%. California, home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is tied for fourth with Oregon at 12.2%. Clearly,...
  • Missing ACORN Funds Spark Lawsuit, Power Struggle

    10/17/2008 4:24:22 PM PDT · by OPS4 · 18 replies · 1,247+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | 10/17/08 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS — ACORN, the national activist group dogged by a high-profile voter registration fraud scandal, has another bruising item on its agenda when its board of directors meets here this weekend. Leaders of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now are locked in a legal dispute stemming from allegations that the brother of the group's founder misappropriated nearly $1 million of the nonprofit's money several years ago. The embezzlement case, a recent revelation to some board members, has spawned a lawsuit and set off a power struggle inside ACORN at a time when the liberal group's voter registration...
  • U.S. Bishops Cut All Funding to ACORN, Activities Funded Hard to Determine

    11/21/2008 8:37:13 PM PST · by ethics · 16 replies · 1,012+ views
    EWTN ^ | November 12, 2008 | Catholic News Agency
    Baltimore, Nov 11, 2008 (CNA).- The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has not yet been able to determine if grants made to ACORN were used for fraudulent voter registration, but has cut off all funding to the community organizing group, Bishop Robert Morin announced on Tuesday. Shortly after addressing the full assembly of U.S. Catholic bishops, Bishop Morin spoke to reporters about what the bishops had learned concerning the use of grants from the CCHD to the group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), which is currently under investigation in 13 states for voter fraud. CCHD originally...
  • Megyn Kelly Interviews ACORN Co-Founder Wade Rathke; Teases Upcoming Documentary on ACORN - Video

    09/18/2009 9:27:07 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 1,008+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 18, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Fox News' Megyn Kelly interviewing ACORN Co-Founder Wade Rathke, where she confronted him about Voter Registration abuses ACORN has been involved in. The interview is just a small part of an over three-hour interview she did with Rathke that will air as part of a Fox News documentary that will air next week on the Fox News Channel. Kelly said "you don't want to miss this," referring to the documentary to air next week. . . .(VIDEO)
  • Acorn's Cash For Hookers

    09/15/2009 5:52:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,615+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 15, 2009
    Oversight: As the Senate votes to de-fund Acorn, add pimping, tax evasion and human trafficking to voter fraud paid for with taxpayer dollars and you have an organized criminal enterprise. It's time to investigate.After Acorn workers were caught on tape in three cities allegedly abetting what they believed was a fraudulent-mortgage and sex-trafficking scheme, the Senate has voted overwhelmingly to strip the group of funding in the Transportation/Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. The amendment, offered by Nebraska Republican Sen. Mike Johanns, passed by an 83-to-7 margin and marked the third time this year that Republicans have tried to block...
  • Shelby Calls for ACORN Investigation

    09/15/2009 8:28:22 AM PDT · by elizabethgrace · 49 replies · 2,790+ views
    Press Room News Release ^ | September 15, 2009 | Senator Richard Shelby
    September 15, 2009 Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), ranking Republican on the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today wrote to committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Inspector General, Kenneth Donohue, calling for an immediate and thorough investigation into the activities of the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). Shelby’s call for an investigation follows recent news reports surrounding the arrest of individuals in Florida for falsifying voter applications while employed by ACORN leading up to the 2008 elections, as well as video of employees in...
  • ACORN drops tarnished name and moves to silence critics. NEW NAME = COI

    09/14/2009 10:17:16 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 59 replies · 2,863+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/15/09 | Kevin Mooney
    Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) leaders are using the threat of a law suit to silence and intimidate critics, according to current and former members of the liberal activist group. In a letter dated June 11 an attorney for ACORN advised top whistleblowers that their unauthorized use of the organization’s name could make them liable for monetary damages and injunctive relief. ACORN executives have also changed their organization’s name, which was tarnished by investigations in at least 14 states of allegations of voter registration fraud during the 2008 presidential campaign, and charges by current and former members...
  • The Apollo Alliance: Hijacking Our Country

    08/27/2009 6:25:56 AM PDT · by opentalk · 5 replies · 841+ views
    Right Soup ^ | August 5, 2009 | Erin
    Note these names in particular: George Soros–Multi-billionaire funder of leftwing causes and groups, Tides Foundation’s Wade Rathke (ACORN founder), and Anna Burger–Secretary Treasurer of SEIU, with massive influence over Obama. The Alliance has boasted of writing both the stimulus bill AND Cap and Trade. And it is driving the Obama Reich’s agenda with unbelievable force.
  • Definitive Dossier on ACORN

    08/05/2009 6:56:42 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 266+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/05/2009 | Mike Volpe
    To understand ACORN you must first know and understand its philosophical god father, Saul Alinsky. Alinsky wrote the cult classic Rules for Radicals. More importantly, he was a master at grassroots campaigning, confrontational politics, ridicule, and trench warfare. He was in fact the god father of the so called community organizing movement. Alinsky taught this group all sorts of things.
  • The Apollo Alliance ( what are they building ? ) (VIDEO)

    07/30/2009 7:04:41 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 5 replies · 1,572+ views
    Glenn Beck via RBO ^ | July 29th | Procrustes
    Below Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck explains the Apollo Alliance on his July 28 show. Beck mentions the Obama administration’s “stimulus” blueprint, “The New Apollo Program: Clean Energy, Good Jobs,” which you can read here.
  • Too Good To Check: How the Conservative Media Smeared ACORN

    06/23/2009 9:08:12 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 9 replies · 761+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 06/23/2009 | Mike Volpe
    It started as a rumor told by insiders to media. Insiders believed that all the revelations were making the ACORN brand so toxic that they may have to change it. Then, ACORN Intl. changed its name and they thought that was an indication they were. Of course ACORN Intl. is NOT ACORN. Yet, for whatever reason, that's how it was reported by Washington Examiner columnist Kevin Mooney. Moonedy has been on television speaking about ACORN.
  • ACORN International Is Now COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS INTERNATIONAL

    06/23/2009 3:45:06 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 47 replies · 2,076+ views
    http://msplaceddemocrat.com ^ | Wednesday, 17 June 2009, 18:37
    ACORN International Is Now Community Organizations International, Will ACORN Follow Suit? Wednesday, 17 June 2009, 18:37 ( To watch Glenn Beck discuss this on Fox News click the video link to the right. )Wade Rathke is at it again on his Chief Organizer site, this time he told us that ACORN International is now known as Community Organizations International. He bragged about all the ACORN thuggery going on in other countries. Here is a small sampling of their (ACORN) thuggery: Global Action on Remittances New Orleans On June 16th Community Organizations International (formerly ACORN International) embarked on our first...
  • Mark Levin Exposes How Your Tax Money Funding Radical Left Orgs for Decades (6/19/09)

    06/21/2009 5:27:08 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 12 replies · 1,431+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 6/21/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    Ya know how investigator general Gerald Walpin was just fired by Barack Obama curiously after he discovered the misuse of funds by prominent Obama-supporter, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson? Well, how's this for misuse of funds? Mark's opening monologue in the first hour of Friday's show was bone chilling. He retells how, as a young law school graduate in the early 80's, he was part of an organization that discovered how tax dollars were being laundered through front groups to reach counter-revolutionary left-wing organizations, one of them being ACORN and other groups run by radical 60's leftists such as Tom Hayden...
  • ACORN's Past Due Taxes

    06/06/2009 8:36:56 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 8 replies · 614+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 06/06/2009 | Mike Volpe
    ACORN doesn't like it when large and powerful organizations don't pay their taxes. Why just two months ago, the group picketed the Philadelphia Eagles over this very issue. THERE'S NOTHING like a good old-fashioned tailgate party during the offseason. In Wynnewood. About 50 people passed around grilled hot dogs - chanting "Pay, Eagles, Pay" to the tune of the team's fight song - in front of team owner Jeffrey Lurie's Llanfair Road mansion yesterday to urge him to fork over the millions of dollars that the team owes the city.
  • Another ACORN scandal – in a funeral home?

    05/15/2009 3:29:24 AM PDT · by Man50D · 32 replies · 3,564+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 14, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    Fox News' Glenn Beck may have uncovered another twist to a series of ACORN's alleged scandals when he revealed on his show that the group's main affiliate is operating out of a former New Orleans funeral home and bringing in millions of taxpayer dollars. The Service Employees International Union's New Orleans headquarters location that also houses ACORN is supposed to be home to more than 270 related corporations and non-profits. "Does that former funeral home look big enough to you to house 270 organizations?" Beck asked. "The owner of the building is a company whose partners are – oh my...
  • Lawsuit Adds to Turmoil for Community Group (ACORN)

    10/10/2008 11:56:10 AM PDT · by GOPbabe · 13 replies · 839+ views
    NYT ^ | September 9, 2008 | STEPHANIE STROM
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/us/10acorn.html Correction Appended In the wake of an embezzlement scandal that rocked the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn, two of its board members are seeking a court order to force it to hand over financial documents. They also are seeking to sever what they describe as continuing ties between Acorn and its founder, Wade Rathke, who resigned after it became public this summer that his brother had embezzled almost $1 million from the organization eight years ago. They contend that Mr. Rathke continues to direct the staff and expenditures. “Acorn will suffer irreparable harm if the...
  • Obama's ACORN: A Corrupt Organization of Revolutionary Nuts

    10/10/2008 12:36:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1,040+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | October 10, 2008 | Michael J. Gaynor
    If you believe Crystal Gail Mangum, the ex-convict stripper still falsely posing as a gang rape victim, you probably believe that the innocuously named ACORN (the acronym for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is a fine association honorably pursuing laudable goals. That's nuts! Mangum is a con artist still lying outrageously and ACORN is a sinister association out to take over America by putting politicians of its choosing, especially Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., in power, by doing whatever it takes, despite the law. ACORN is dangerous. Bowing to ACORN's political power and thuggish tactics resulted in many of...
  • Lawsuit over ACORN files in court today

    10/02/2008 8:12:00 AM PDT · by MissMelly · 21 replies · 1,406+ views
    The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) ^ | Wednesday October 01, 2008, 8:34 PM | Rebecca Mowbray
    Since Hurricane Katrina, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now has fought to make sure that displaced New Orleanians can vote, return home, tell their stories and have a place to live. Now ACORN, the venerable 38-year-old social justice organization, faces the fight of its life over an embezzlement scandal and leadership crisis that hits Orleans Parish Civil District Court today at 9 a.m. In late May, the group's board was shocked to learn that the brother of ACORN founder Wade Rathke had stolen nearly $1 million from the organization and its affiliates eight years ago.