September 20, 2009

President Obama says the ACORN video show that it "deserves to be investigated"

STEPHANOPOULOS: How about the funding for ACORN?

OBAMA: You know, if -- frankly, it's not really something I've followed closely. I didn't even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Both the Senate and the House have voted to cut it off.

OBAMA: You know, what I know is, is that what I saw on that video was certainly inappropriate and deserves to be investigated.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So you're not committing to -- to cut off the federal funding?

OBAMA: George, this is not the biggest issue facing the country. It's not something I'm paying a lot of attention to.

Source: 09/20/2009 This Week Transcript

September 19, 2009

Andrew Breitbart Interviewed on "The Savage Nation"

Two Belleville, IL students charged with felonies; Intiails claims based on race are dropped

Good to see the charges of a "racially motivated" incident are gone. Our "post racial" America is still unwilling to look past physical birth traits. I doubt this will ever change.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch files this report.
BELLEVILLE -- Two Belleville West High School students were charged under the juvenile code today with felony counts of aggravated battery stemming from the violent beating of a 17-year-old student on a school bus earlier this week.

The incident grabbed national headlines and incited a heated debate about race when police said the incident, involving a white victim and black assailants, may have been racially motivated. They later recanted that claim.
You can read the comments at the SL P-D and see that we have a long way to go.

I'm sure this is nothing

Source: *gulp*

September 18, 2009

Michael Tomasky at the Guardian gets it wrong, wrong, wrong

Unable to hold back, I let out a little steam on Michael Tomasky of the London Guardian.

Have to tip my hat to Ezra Klein who outsourced his argument to Tomasky. Lazy Friday I suppose. Probably just had a hot date.

NY Governor Paterson orders hold on all ACORN funding

The NY Daily News reports...
ALBANY - In another blow to ACORN, Gov. Paterson has placed a hold Friday on all state contracts with the embattled anti-poverty agency.

Paterson's budget office alerted all state agencies that they are not to move forward with any existing or new contracts with the housing group.

ACORN Officials tell San Diego News Outlet that Republican officials pushed O'Keefe and Giles into stunt

Congressman Jerrold Nadler claims defund ACORN amendment is unconstitutional

According to a press release.
“Today’s Republican Amendment is in blatant violation of the Constitution’s prohibition against Bills of Attainder,” said Nadler. “Congress must not be in the business of punishing individual organizations or people without trial, and that’s what this Amendment does. Whatever one may think of an organization, the Constitution’s clear ban on Bills of Attainder is there for the protection of all of our liberties.”

Glenn Beck: Update on Growing ACORN Scandal Investigation with Byron York

Megyn Kelly Interviews ACORN Founder Wade Rathke

ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis says "you can't work for me if you don't have common sense."

Whoopi Goldberg Discusses ACORN on "The View" without mentioning "ACORN 8"

NY State Senator Introducing legislation to deny ACORN of 112 million dollars from a "Green Jobs Bill"

Congressman George Miller(D-CA) Says "I don't know if ACORN can survive."

September 17, 2009

Issa: We're Only at Tip of the Iceberg on ACORN's Criminal Activity and Receipt of Federal Funding

ACORN Employee: October '08 has "nothing to hide"; August '09 pleads guilty

A gracious thanks to AoSHQ reader 13times

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Oct. 08, 2008
ACORN said it had a quality-control operation of its own in place to check registration forms before they were turned in. Joe Camp, who was in charge of the effort, said he would call the phone number the registrant had listed and ask whether the information on the form was correct.
"We're proud of what we did here," Chris Edwards said. "We've got nothing to hide."
Citizen Wells: August 19, 2009
Christopher Edwards pleaded guilty this week to two gross misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters. He agreed to testify against the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as ACORN, and Amy Busefink, a former regional voter registration director.

DNC's new definition of a Czar: any adviser to POTUS

NEA and SEIU Diverted Forced Union Dues to Corrupt ACORN Offices

Most Freedom@Work readers are already aware of a growing scandal involving the pro-forced unionism Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) in New York, Baltimore, Washington, and now, California. For those who missed it, ACORN representatives were caught on camera giving advice to undercover journalists on how to open an illegal brothel, launder its profits, and commit a host of other illegal activities.

Source: National Right to Work

Barrar: ACORN Would Receive No State Funding Under Amendment

Sirius Left Radio Program "Make it Plain" and their 5 part interview with Bertha Lewis

UPDATE: Welcome Ace of Spades HQ readers.

The exact quote is in part 5 at the 4:03 mark.

ACORN CEO Slams "Relentless Attack" By Fox News

ACORN Chief Organizer: 'Were Gonna Go After This Videographer and Fox

We Must Vote Out the 7 Senators Supporting ACORN Corruption/Child Prostitution/Human Trafficking

ACORN CEO Responds to the Right's New "McCarthyism"

Republican Whip Eric Cantor addresses ACORN on NBC's Nightly News

Politico's Mike Allen Playbook on Morning Joe Talking ACORN

September 13, 2009

Nassim Taleb in Congress warning on Stimulus and Hyperinflation

Nassim Taleb attacks VaR in Congress

China Dumps American Auto and Chicken Products in Response to US Tire Tariff

The United States recently placed a tariff on tires imported from China at the request of the United Steelworkers Union. China has responded by "dumping" American auto and chicken products.

Baby steps to Smoot-Hawley 2.0.

US Banking Problems Worse than before Lehman Failure

We have to cut spending dramatically.

Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stigiltz says banks that were too big to fail before are "worse than they were in 2007 before the crisis.

We have to cut spending dramatically.