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    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    Quote Originally Posted by akyron View Post
    Uhhh....

    ACORN Director Pleads Guilty

    "A high-ranking official at the taxpayer-funded leftist group that conducts fraudulent voter registration drives has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for organizing a scheme that illegally paid workers to register new voters.

    As a Nevada field director for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), Christopher Edwards paid canvassers—many of them “lazy crack heads”—to register new voters for the 2008 presidential election. He also set illegal quotas of at least 20 voters a day for canvassers to keep their job and offered an additional $5 for registering 21 or more.

    ACORN’s shady quota system is illegal in Nevada as well as most states and the Chicago-based community group with strong ties to President Obama faces criminal charges across the nation. As part of Edwards’ guilty plea, he is cooperating with authorities and will testify against several high-ranking ACORN regional officials.

    His testimony could strengthen other pending criminal cases against the group and its crooked method of recruiting new voters in low-income, “underserved” communities. For its corrupt 2008 drives alone, ACORN faces criminal charges in Florida, New Mexico and Pennsylvania."




    You better tell that director. He does not fit into your "myth" theory.

    In other news.

    Investigation of Federal Grants Awarded to ACORN from the Corporation for National & Community Service


    "On May 1, 2009, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS), asking for documents on grants given to ACORN. CNCS handles the programs and paperwork for national grants, including AmeriCorps grants. On June 1, 2009, CNCS produced documents.

    The documents revealed that ACORN Housing, ACORN's sister organization, is ineligible for grants because of its abuse of an AmeriCorps grant:

    "ACORN Housing, an affiliate of ACORN was funded by CNCS in 1994/1995. ACORN Housing was accused of using the funds for protests...Following an issuance of subpoenas by CNS's Inspector General, CNS and ACORN Housing agreed to stop the AmeriCorps grant. CNCS later recovered more than $16,000 of funds that were improperly spent." (page 4) "


    ACORN is really under fire these days for all kinds of funky deeds.


    Is anyone really surprised??

    Funny! The whole thread went completely over your head.

    1) The fraud was for voter registration...not voter fraud....It didn't effect any election in the least.

    2) We already determined that both sides commit these petty frauds.....SO WHAT IS YOUR POINT????

    3) Again....I'll repeat ....there is no evidence of wide scale voter fraud anywhere in the Nation..


    I posted multiple links to GOPers commining voter crimes....you posted this ACORN matter...

    So what????

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    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    LOL!

    talk about threads going over heads

    the investigation was called off by the SON of acorn, you "speculate," because the "crimes" now ADMITTED to don't warrant being looked into

    LOL!

    the gop shenanigans you point to weren't FUNDED to the tune of $800,000 by the mccain campaign

    were they?

    i never saw a gop budget allocate FOUR BILLION dollars for caught RED HANDED criminal groups like acorn

    AFTER they were embarrassingly BUSTED

    LOL!

    and had george bush been singled out by a republican chair of house judiciary as the "power" that called off his investigation into the criminal organization that gave him his start, why, i believe the new york times, for example, would be screaming red outrage

    especially if LAURA were CONVICTED of a FELONY on the SAME DAY

    LOLOL!

    instead, in this case, we see the grey lady BURYING a story, in the heat of summer campaign, that reportedly woulda been a GAME CHANGER

    SUPPLYING SMALL DONOR LISTS TO ACORN

    just weeks after all those LOL! stories about the registering of mickey mouse, santa claus and the easter bunny

    all by those altruistic COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS

    LOL!

    so the times orders ms strom to ZIP IT

    and the white house squeezes crotchety john conyers to SQUELCH it

    LOLOL!

    sure, NOTHING there

    why, one could only "speculate"

    and don't forget---acorn BRAGS openly about its accomplishments in the thorny field of SUBPRIME

    not even barney frank does that

    LOL!

    really, i don't impugn your motives, friend, i sincerely couldn't care less

    but acorn is FILTHY, sir

    how bout them rathke brothers, my acorn apologizing amigo?

    STEALING $950,000 from CHARITY, never reporting to media or law enforcement, and then maintaining the THIEF as head of acorn international

    hey, we don't want to put a "weapon into the hands of enemies of acorn" like The persistent Prof, now, do we?

    that's IMPORTANT, huh?

    first things first

    acorn's critics are so POLITICAL

    LOL!

    how come the BROTHERS have a MILLION DOLLARS on hand to pay all that EMBEZZLEMENT back?

    community organizing and running SEIU really seem to PAY, huh?

    of course, i can only speculate

    LOL!

    Wade Rathke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    The New York Times reported on July 9th, 2008, that Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN's founder Wade Rathke, was found to have embezzled $948,607.50 from the group and affiliated charitable organizations back in 1999 and 2000.[1] ACORN executives decided to handle it as an internal matter, and did not inform most of the board members or law enforcement, and instead signed an enforceable restitution agreement with the Rathke family to repay the amount of the embezzlement. Wade Rathke told the Times, "the decision to keep the matter secret was not made to protect his brother but because word of the embezzlement would have put a 'weapon' into the hands of enemies of Acorn, a liberal group that is a frequent target of conservatives who object to ACORN's often strident advocacy on behalf of low- and moderate-income families and workers." A whistleblower revealed the embezzlement in 2008. On June 2, 2008, Dale Rathke was dismissed, and Wade stepped down as ACORN's chief organizer, but he remains chief organizer for Acorn International L.L.C.[1]

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    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    Quote Originally Posted by dragondad View Post
    Funny! The whole thread went completely over your head.

    1) The fraud was for voter registration...not voter fraud....It didn't effect any election in the least.

    2) We already determined that both sides commit these petty frauds.....SO WHAT IS YOUR POINT????

    3) Again....I'll repeat ....there is no evidence of wide scale voter fraud anywhere in the Nation..


    I posted multiple links to GOPers commining voter crimes....you posted this ACORN matter...

    So what????
    You're wasting your time discussing facts. They don't get it man.
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    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    You're wasting your time discussing facts. They don't get it man.
    link, please?

    LOL!

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    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    It WON'T matter..

    Edolphus Towns (D-NY) received a report a month ago from the GOP and has still not taken action or to my knowledge even reviewed the document.. last I checked was last week and his office denied even knowing of the report.

    Who here wants to wager that he has made or received funds from one if not many of the 361 organizations under Acorn umbrella, outlined in the report?

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    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    Quote Originally Posted by dragondad View Post
    I can only speculate. Politcal reasons?

    The "alleged" crimes didn't warrant a Congressional investigagtion.

    You do know that we prosecute crimes without the Congress doing an investigation don't you??

    You're not fooling anyone...You are not concerned with voter fraud effecting elections.....Because there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud effecting elections.

    You just want to bash Dems with your right wing ACORN myth.
    Your Freudian Slip is the truth!
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    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    Is ACORN criminal...they have admitted it and have been prosecuted.

    Results of a congressional inquiry on ACORN.

    This is an interesting paper including a RICO analysis from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. If after the 2010 election this actually has some action taken I think it might be possible to take as ill gotten gains everything in the democrat coffers and maybe even impeach O. Their complicity is all that is keeping invistigation from going forward from a federal viewpoint.

    The inquiry says that ACORN is structured to facilitate racketeering and to "evade" taxes and has failed its corporate responsibilities under the law amongst other things. Give it a perusal.
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    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    Quote Originally Posted by dragondad View Post
    Funny! The whole thread went completely over your head.

    1) The fraud was for voter registration...not voter fraud....It didn't effect any election in the least.
    Still illegal.


    2) We already determined that both sides commit these petty frauds.....SO WHAT IS YOUR POINT????
    The sins of another do not absolve the sins of Acorn


    3) Again....I'll repeat ....there is no evidence of wide scale voter fraud anywhere in the Nation..

    Strawman, FAIL

    I posted multiple links to GOPers commining voter crimes....you posted this ACORN matter...


    So what????

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    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post

    The sins of another do not absolve the sins of Acorn
    I am going to remember this line for when you next bring up liberal misconduct to respond to conservative misconduct, which you do with some frequency.

    BTW, you forgot to complain about ACORN working for the census.

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    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I am going to remember this line for when you next bring up liberal misconduct to respond to conservative misconduct, which you do with some frequency.

    BTW, you forgot to complain about ACORN working for the census.



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