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masuki bance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:46 PM
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White House Calls ACORN Employees' Behavior 'Unacceptable'
At today's White House briefing, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, asked by ABC News about recent government actions taken against ACORN, had a forceful response.

"Obviously the conduct you see on those tapes is completely unacceptable," Gibbs said, raising the issue of videotapes posted online by BigGovernment.com and aired frequently by Fox News Channel that seem to show ACORN employees advising a faux prostitute and faux pimp on how to skirt housing and tax laws. "The administration takes accountability extremely seriously."

Gibbs said the Census Bureau decided that ACORN could not assist the group in meeting "the bureau's goal of achieving a fair and accurate count in 2010" and that some other agencies are evaluating their relationship with the group. "We constantly evaluate to ensure that any grantee is living up to what has to happen in order to fulfill that grant application."

He pointed out that "previous administrations" had awarded grants to ACORN either through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/09/white-h...

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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:50 PM
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1. Damn. That leaves a hole for the census.
Why do Dems roll over like this? Fire the idiots on tape and keep on keeping on.
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:02 PM
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3. FOX and Beck own the WH.
That is a fact.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:06 PM
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4. I think that is an overstatement, by far.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:07 PM
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5. ananda keeps children caged in their basement.
That is a fact.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:17 PM
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10. Just as idiotic as what ananda said.. I
know that's what you were going for. :)
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Inuca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:10 PM
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6. That's NOT a fact
that's BS. What exactly do you think it's wrong with Gibbs' statement? Except of course that the whole thing was uncovered by two right wingers and makes Fox very happy which I absolutely HATE. But this does not change the facts.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:02 PM
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9. Just a smidge over the top there.
Okay, that jumped so far over the top that it's now in orbit.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:00 PM
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2. I wonder if they can sue Fox for "tortious interference." n/t
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quantass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:11 PM
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7. What's interesting is how FOX controls what News is Important nt
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:12 PM
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8. Come on Gibbs, this is a no story!!! The tapes where from FIVE YEARS AGO!!!
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