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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:10 PM
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HuffPo: Whoops: Anti-ACORN Bill Ropes In Defense Contractors, Others Charged With Fraud
Oh, this is sweet...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/22/whoops-anti-ac...

Going after ACORN may be like shooting fish in a barrel lately -- but jumpy lawmakers used a bazooka to do it last week and may have blown up some of their longtime allies in the process.

The congressional legislation intended to defund ACORN, passed with broad bipartisan support, is written so broadly that it applies to "any organization" that has been charged with breaking federal or state election laws, lobbying disclosure laws, campaign finance laws or filing fraudulent paperwork with any federal or state agency. It also applies to any of the employees, contractors or other folks affiliated with a group charged with any of those things.

In other words, the bill could plausibly defund the entire military-industrial complex. Whoops.


<snip>

More at the link..
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ezgoingrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:12 PM
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1. Unexpected consquences CAN
be fun, whaddya know!
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:12 PM
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2. YAY!
:applause:

Sometimes collateral damage is a good thing!
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:13 PM
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3. BWAHAHAHAHAHA
Let's take down Halliburton, KB&R, Xe, and the rest of the defense contractors with that broad bill.

They all are felons, and they need to be defunded ASAP.

There. End of Iraq/Afghanistan war. Everyone goes home.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:14 PM
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4. HEY OBAMA - THIS IS ONE BILL I'LL LET YOU SIGN!!!!!
ACORN is not going to be defunded once it's revealed that ACORN did nothing wrong.

Hawkeye-X
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:33 PM
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7. Sweet, sweet irony :) nt
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:15 PM
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5. DO IT! Quick! Before they repeal!
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 06:16 PM by aquart
Can we root out Kellogg, Brown, and Root?
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:25 AM
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11. +1 Start the investigations tomorrow. Or is this bill so poorly written...
that no investigation is necessary to defund an organization or corporation?

That's not only our health care funding for Medicare 4 All, but our roads and bridges, mass transit and education from K-Ph.D.

Finally, the Republicans come up with something that will benefit the people - all of the people, even the poor, brown ones.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:24 PM
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6. Lol, if it wipes the MIC, I'm all for it ~
No wonder Steny Hoyer is having second thoughts. Do they lose their ability to think when they get to DC?

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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:54 PM
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8. i would actually like to see that happen
but of course it won't not in my lifetime.
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yodermon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:06 PM
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9. so it *wasn't* a bill of attainder then? n/t
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:49 PM
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10. Or perhaps it was just a very sloppily written one..
The *intent* certainly seemed to be to write a bill of attainder, it's just that the Congress was so eager to get it done they totally screwed the pooch.

Unintended consequences, don't ya' know..

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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:31 AM
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12. So we have those two Repuke operatives to thank for maybe
destroying their sides favorite organizations!? Ha ha ha! Oh the vast irony if something does come from this. :rofl:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:32 AM
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13. Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!
Vote that sucker in!

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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:34 AM
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14. Wow. You hated the Kos link thread to this THAT much.
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 12:34 AM by BlooInBloo
:rofl:
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:52 AM
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15. Never saw it..
As much time as I spend here at DU I still can't read everything..

Some of us have lives you know. ;)
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:59 AM
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16. Holy misidentification fail. lol!
My bad.

Knew there was a reason I don't pay much attention to who writes posts. I'm no good at it. :rofl:
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