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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:28 PM
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This is driving the RW uproar over ACORN:
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 11:30 PM by ProSense
The 2010 Census

Taking Stock Of The ACORN Sting

As you probably know by now, last week two conservative activists set off a frenzy in the right-wing media by posting videos in which they posed as a pimp and a prostitute -- complete with outlandish costumes -- and asked employees of ACORN for advice on how to conceal the woman's source of income on their tax forms. ACORN employees in Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Brooklyn, fell for the sting, offering advice to the young couple on how to deceive the government.

ACORN fired the employees involved, but that hasn't stopped coverage of the scandal from mushrooming beyond Fox's Glenn Beck and quickly going mainstream.

The reaction from Washington has been just as swift:

The Census Bureau announced late last week that it would stop using ACORN as one of the 80,000 unpaid groups it works with to promote the 2010 census.

On Monday, the Senate voted 83 to 7 to block the Department of Housing and Urban Development from giving federal housing money to ACORN.

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But there's little evidence that any of ACORN's bad conduct has compromised that core effort. Even the cases of voter-registration fraud that Republicans complained loudly about last fall -- in which ACORN canvassers wrote Mickey Mouse and other fake names on registration forms, in order to pad their numbers and earn bonuses -- had no impact on actual voter rolls, since Mickey Mouse can't show up to vote.


It's good the Dems moved to make this a non-issue. The census will take place without ACORN.

The Republicans have been freaking out about it since Obama took office

They are really worried: If there aren't that many of them, how can they justify all those zeros they keep adding to their crowd numbers?



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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:31 PM
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1. There is a way
to fight back this prejudice.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:31 PM
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2. Thanks for this PS..I Rec'd and it went to 0
so some little freeper troll doesn't want this going anywhere.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:35 PM
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3. Kick
:kick:
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:36 PM
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4. Yep, GOP wants undercounts in heavily DEM districts
They want to suppress voter registration and they want to suppress accurate counts in predominately black congressional districts. The GOP id all about manipulating the numbers because theirs are dropping.
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:37 PM
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5. Rec with deux points
trolls be gone.
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:37 PM
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6. Whatever it was, ACORN needs to get its act together.
I could understand one employee going along with the "pimp and ho" ruse but it was several, in at least 4 offices.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:39 PM
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7. We can do without the incompetent fools at ACORN
People act like they are the only community organizers out there. That is not true.
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Carl Skan Donating Member (208 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:42 PM
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8. The only thing that will change
is which organization right wing talking heads will decide is the next boogey man.
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:49 PM
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9. Thank you. I can rattle off the names of organizations right here in Phoenix
Chicanos Por La Causa

Labor's Community Service Agency

Interfaith Alliance

Arizona Advocacy Network

Arizona Community Action Association

PIRG

Children's Action Alliance


They may not have the exact same mission as ACORN, and some of them work closely with them, but ACORN ain't the only game in town.



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mecherosegarden Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:52 AM
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10. K&R N/T
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:15 AM
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11. Two questions that I would like answers
1. Are ACORN employees unionized? If not, has ACORN blocked any attempts to unionize?

2. Are ACRON employees paid the min. wage?
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