Showing posts with label ACORN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ACORN. Show all posts

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Get The Facts First, Please

Even though the organization  is gone, nothing is sure to whip up that perfect stew of anger, hatred, paranoia like ACORN. Like the Soviet Union, the Right just can't seem to let go of it. The mere mention of it generates red faces and white foam in a matter of seconds. They just need to have those enemies out there...somewhere...

I've contended for years now that the videos James O'Keefe released didn't tell the whole story. Now, the man behind those videos himself has admitted that they did not (article courtesy of juris imprudent)

O’Keefe also acknowledges that at the time the video was publicized, he was unaware of Vera’s claims that he contacted the authorities after the unusual visit by the couple.

So, all that anaphylaxis was for nothing. ACORN employee Juan Carols Vera did contact the police after all.  O'Keefe also had to fork over $100,000 in damages to Vera as he did not consent to be videotaped. Oh, and guess what else?

An attorney general’s report found that the video was selectively edited. For instance, video showing O’Keefe and Giles dressed as a pimp and hooker was later edited into the video, when they were not dressed that way when speaking to Vera.

I realize that the Right lives for shit like this but perhaps in the future they might want to get all the facts before they start bustin' loads of jiz all over the internet.

Funnier still, they take down of ACORN did absolutely nothing in accomplishing the Right's goal...inner city (see: black) voter suppression. In fact, it actually galvanized the urban vote who, once again, turned out in record numbers for Democrats.

Hmm...I wonder why...:)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Bittersweet Irony

Remember all that bitching about voter fraud and ACORN?

From the Wall Street Journal...

GOP Firm Accused of Voter Fraud

Suspicions of voter-registration fraud by a firm working for the Republican Party of Florida spread to at least eight counties Friday after apparent irregularities in registration forms emerged earlier this week in a single county.

Two words come to mind initially.

"Fuck" and "Off."

And now we're done talking about voter fraud.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Hitch Your Wagon To This Star

Remember the whole ACORN thing? You know...the deal where "conservative activist" James O' Keefe played a deceptive fear mongering game with the intent to diminish liberal votes? And was ultimately successful in taking down an organization who advocated for low and middle income families by working on neighborhood safety, voter registration, health care, affordable housing, and other social issues (aka traitorous socialists)?

Yeah, that guy. Guess what he's been up to lately.

A conservative activist known for making undercover videos plotted to embarrass a CNN correspondent by recording a meeting on hidden cameras aboard a floating "palace of pleasure" and making sexually suggestive comments, e-mails and a planning document show.

James O'Keefe, best known for hitting the community organizing group ACORN with an undercover video sting, hoped to get CNN Investigative Correspondent Abbie Boudreau onto a boat filled with sexually explicit props and then record the session, those documents show.

Cool. And check out the list of items he had planned to use as props. Lube? Blindfold? Dildos? Fantastic. It sounds like a plot that is perfect...if you are a 12 year old boy.

I remember having a long debate on another blog with a woman who goes by the name Scrapalatte regarding ACORN. She wrote long prose extolling Mr. O'Keefe as a hero to the conservative movement much like Michael Moore is to liberal causes. ACORN was the work of the devil and O'Keeke, a saint doing the Lord's work. I wonder what she thinks about him now with this latest revelation. And after he got arrested for tampering with Senator Mary Landrieu's phones earlier this year.

Hitch your wagon to this (super) star, my conservative friends. There's no doubt in my mind that he's going places!