ACORN Update: the latest in the sorry saga

The latest in the continuing sorry saga that is ACORN...

It takes a video

Newt Gingrich makes the following observation in his column today:

"Before yesterday's historic vote, no fewer than seven amendments that would have prohibited or conditioned the receipt of federal funds by ACORN were defeated by the majority Democrats in the House in the past year. In one case, House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., said that "the powers that be" in the Democratic-controlled House had put a stop to an investigation of the group."

What a difference a few videos can make...

More House vote analysis from Michael Barone:

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Mr. Peanut Launches the Race Card

The jig is up, if only President Obama were white; then the opposition would willingly give in to the demands of the single most left wing fringe administration in recent history. All those pesky liberty loving Americans would fall in line, and blindly support the fundamental destruction of their beautiful homeland. Immigrants from former communist states would finally stop warning us of our impending doom. Yes, if only our young President were white, the once great nation of limited government and prosperity would voluntarily succumb to a Wall Street takeover, fat cat lobbyist and special interest groups writing policy, massive government interferences in the private sector, and massive government interference in our homes.

House votes to ban funding to ACORN

It looks like those ACORN videos from FIVE different offices showing employees offering advise on how to get a loan to set up a brothel, or ship underage girls into the country to be prostitutes was too much.  (I suppose four examples was one thing, but five...)

Via the AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to deny all federal funding for ACORN, the community organizing group that has been caught up in several scandals.The House action came several days after the Senate took a similar vote to block the Housing and Urban Development Department from giving grants to ACORN.

Odds that the ban is total by the time it reaches Obama's desk?


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Reader Irked at Kennedy Story

When a comment is received in response to one of my stories, I ask for permission to publish it. When that is given, I attach it to the story. However, this one was so off the wall in so many ways that it deserves a feature spot since it has a surprise twist ending that I never expected. See if you can guess who the writer is, and where he or she is coming from.

The unsigned email (below) came as a result of my story (published by Capitolhillcoffeehouse.com), "Last Roar of The Lion,"  which detailed the lavish catholic funeral given for Senator Ted Kennedy and questioned why he was given such a Christian honor considering his politics and personal conduct that violated every tenet of the catholic faith and Christianity in general. Shortly after it was published this came in:

---Original Message---
To: [email protected]
Sent: Sun, Sep 6, 2009 7:31 pm
Subject: last roar of the lion

There is no amount of time that you could have waited to publish your opinions on Kennedy that would be respectful.

I thought that it was very unkind and un-Christian to write a story about anothers faults. Is it OK with you if someone you didn't even know personally writes a story about your sins and puts it on the internet so your family and loved ones can read about it ?

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.


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Update: What's Behind "YOU LIE" Shout?

Congressman Joe Wilson stopped the world with a shout this week, when he yelled,  "YOU LIE" at Obama.  That came after 'The One' stated that illegal immigrants would not be covered in his healthcare plan.  Wilson's two words, now famous, came out with a curious authority that was more than just an outburst.  Orlean Koehle, State President of Eagle Forum of California, forwarded an email to me from Allen Ide of Deleware that explains the oomph behind the shout:  

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"YOU LIE" Shout The Only Truth in Speech

In a rambling speech regarding the excellence of Obama's Health Scrare Plan (9/9/09), one congressman, Joe Wilson (R-SC) struggled to keep himself in order until Obama stated: "Illegal immigrants will not receive healthcare coverage." That was [the] one mis-statement too many that propelled the congressman to yell out for the world to hear, "You lie!"  

 The deftly installed president had been denying his own words and writing that is in his healthcare plan for America. He even had the audacity to deny that medical care would be rationed or even denied in certain situations and ridiculed those who questioned these  provisions.  

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American Destructo

I can easily think of a multitude of greater
causes to devote the federal government’s costly time and resources to, rather
than the unscrupulous task of prosecuting the prior administration. Eric
Holder’s witch hunt is a revolting waste of the taxpayer’s dime, but pales in
comparison when measured up to President Obama’s weak admission of not being
able to control his Attorney General.

Last Roar of the Lion

The Lion of the Senate was lionized by worshipers, politicians, the legal profession and the media after his roar was silenced on August 25th. Everyone expected this as Ted Kennedy had been in a fierce battle with a brain tumor which he fought valiantly. And this writer waited until a respectable time of mourning had taken place before making a comment.  

Every life is valuable to God and there were some solid accomplishments during Ted's lifetime. One which especially stands out is the "Americans with Disabilities" act which, through his work, was made into law in 1990.  

The funeral service was spectacular and well organized in the beautiful Catholic Church in Boston even though Kennedy, in his public and personal life, violated almost every tenet of the catholic faith.  And this lack of respect for the church continued on by his family in the funeral service itself.

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The Truth of Global Warming; Are We Doomed For Man's Inaction?

The Bible makes it clear that we humans are to tend the garden as he instructed Adam and Eve. We must take care of the Earth we occupy. Man has been so lax, so careless, that we are now in danger of making the earth uninhabitable.

It all started with the Industrial Revolution. When the first factories were built in Germany, they were built next to the pristine rivers so that waste from those factories could be dumped directly in those rivers, providing great convenience for the factory barons. What could they expect? Certainly not that the waters would remain pure and healthy. That was not their focus or even concern.

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Obama using the CIA to re-shuffle the political deck

It's time for some honesty in the current debate over the CIA's interrogation methods of terrorists. The argument isn't really over whether we were too harsh, given that even Obama has said we would continue turning terrorists over to other governments, knowing full well that those guys play rougher than we do.

It's all about politics.

Soon after his inauguration as President, Obama stated that he didn't want to re-open an investigation into CIA interrogations of terrorists because he knew that it would become a tremendous, political distraction - which is exactly why he's changed his mind.

Normally, the last thing a guy with Obama's messianic ambition would want is for all of Washington to become sidetracked with such a divisive issue, much less one that exposes the political weaknesses of his own party.

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