ACORN Or Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now–Good Intentioned People Lead By Criminal Organizers–Demand A Special Prosecutor To Investigate!–Videos

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The Housing Crisis and ACORN on The Sopranos

Re: The Housing Crisis and ACORN on The Sopranos…How it happend!!!

Obama And Rezko Relationship

Does ACORN need America to be in crisis?

Glenn Beck Clips 06-08-09 David Horowitz on ACORN Obama Was Their Lead Attorney

Glenn Beck ACORN With Bill O’Reilly 05 28 09 Part 2

Glenn Beck Interviews Marcel Reid of ACORN 8 on Audit Request. 05 29 09

Glenn Beck & Judicial Watch Pres Tom Fitton, on ACORN Involvement in 2010 Census. 05 29 09

The time is past due for the American people to insist that a special prosecutor be named to investigate the leadership of ACORN for alledged organized crimes including how Federal funds are being used to fund subsidiary organizations under ACORN that have engaged in criminal activites including massive voter registration fraud, extortion of businesses and  financial institutions, racketeering, intimitation of individuals and the theft of funds.

The ACORN or the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, Inc. should be presecuted under the RICO or Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act specifically Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1961-1968; reference: http://www.ricoact.com

Racketeering activity includes the following:

  • Any violation of state statutes against gambling, murder, kidnapping, arson, robbery, bribery, extortion, dealing in obscene matter, or dealing in a controlled substance or listed chemical (as defined in the Controlled Substances Act);
  • Any act of bribery, counterfeiting, theft, embezzlement, fraud, dealing in obscene matter, obstruction of justice, slavery, racketeering, gambling, money laundering, commission of murder-for-hire, and several other offenses covered under the Federal criminal code (Title 18);
  • Embezzlement of union funds;
  • Bankruptcy or securities fraud;
  • Drug trafficking;
  • Money laundering and related offenses;
  • Bringing in, aiding or assisting aliens in illegally entering the country (if the action was for financial gain);
  • Acts of terrorism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racketeer_Influenced_and_Corrupt_Organizations_Act

The community organizers that engaged in criminal activity should be prosecuted to fullest extent of the law.

Also, the connections between ACORN and SEIU-Service Employees International Union and their similiar tactics of intimitation needs to be investigated to determine whether any criminal activities were engaged in by both organizations.

The American people’s taxes should not be used to finance organized crime.

President Obama appears to be protecting ACORN  from Congressional investigations into ACORN leadership criminal activities and assuring that millions if not billions of taxpayer money are distributed throughout the ACORN network of interlocking organizations including SEIU.

The situation has all the earmarks of an organized crime family with radical socialist roots that targets both private businesses and government entities for extorting money to fund its operations.

The American people will not let these crimes not be investigated and the quilty brought to justice.

Both political parties should be demanding a special prosecutor be named.

Glenn Beck Acorn, Part 3 of 7
of 7

Glenn Beck: May 13, 2009 part 1 of 7

Glenn Beck: May 13, 2009 part 2 of 7

Why you should care about A.C.O.R.N

OBAMA CAUGHT SAYING ACORN AND FRIENDS WILL SHAPE HIS PRESIDENTIAL AGENDA

Obama, Acorn, And Election Fraud

ACORN and OBAMA: Radical Socialist Racism

BARACK OBAMA, ACORN, & VOTER FRAUD……STEALING THE ELECTION IN BATTLEGROUND STATES!!

Obama Calls For Special Prosecutor For BushMcCain VoteFraud

Lou Dobbs Attacks Unions and Acorn

Lou Dobbs Attacks Unions and Acorn

Glenn Beck: ACORN, ACLU, May 12, 2009, Part 1 of 7

Glenn Beck: ACORN, ACLU, May 12, 2009, Part 2 of 7

Glenn Beck – ACORN & SEIU using Thug Tactics?

Glenn Beck: ACORN Day 4 (5-11-09) Kevin Mooney Washington Examiner

Glenn Beck: ACORN 8 Day 4 5-11-09 Michael McCray

Part 1-Of-4—Glenn Beck on Obama’s ACORN

Part 2-Of-4—Glenn Beck on Obama’s ACORN

Part 3-Of-4—Glenn Beck on Obama’s ACORN

Part 4-Of-4—Glenn Beck/Bill O’Reilly on Obama’s ACORN

Part 4-Of-4—Glenn Beck/Bill O’Reilly on Obama’s ACORN

Glenn Beck Throws ACORN Spokesman Scott Levenson Out of FOX Studio for Racist Accusation

John Fund vs. ACORN

Acorn: using tax dollars to break the law.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFEbuHXqecM&feature=PlayList&p=1A6FD13D2EC18342&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=6Background

ACORN Urging Passing of Stimulus Which Could Provide Them Funding

Congresswoman Bachmann Moves To Stop Government Funding For ACORN

Rep. Michele Bachmann and Chairman Barney Frank Face Off on ACORN Funding

ACORN Web Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe7Glm9E4K0

LOL

who’s backing Barack Obama???

Barack Obama is a DISASTER!!!!

ACORN’S sister organization, WALNUT. PART 1.

ACORN’S sister organization, WALNUT. PART 2

Background Articles and Videos

“ACORN is a criminal enterprise”

By Michelle Malkin

“… “ACORN is a criminal enterprise.”

These are the five simple words that every conservative candidate officeholder should be repeating often and loudly.

It’s about the fraud. It’s about the coordinated corruption. It’s about the effect on housing, the economy, and the entire electoral landscape.

Does the GOP get it yet? At least one Republican candidate does.

Kris Kobach, the former Bush administration national security/immigration enforcement official and constitutional lawyer, announced that he will run for Kansas Secretary of State last week. His prime motivation: stopping the ACORN racket:

Kris Kobach’s desire to be Kansas Secretary of State can be summed up in one word:

“ACORN,” he told a modest audience that gathered Thursday for lunch at Salina’s Western Sizzlin restaurant.

Salina is one of eight cities Kobach, who until recently was chairman of the Kansas Republican Party, is visiting to announce his desire to be secretary of state.

ACORN — the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — is an aggressive get-out-the-vote organization that represents low- and moderate-income people nationally. “Since 1970, ACORN has been building community organizations that are committed to social and economic justice,” its Web site says.

Kobach describes it differently.

“ACORN is a criminal enterprise,” he said Thursday. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/01/acorn-is-a-criminal-enterprise/

Counterprotesting Obamacare and the ACORN/SEIU mob

By Michelle Malkin

“…I wrote earlier this month about the need for the Right to counter the huge Obamacare push by the big government alliance. Resistance has to happen on the ground, on the airwaves, and in the halls of Congress. ACORN, the SEIU, and the rest of the liberal grass-roots network are organized and committed to helping the White House. They’re pulling out all the stops:

Activists delivered a stack of dirty laundry to U.S. Rep. John Boehner’s West Chester Twp. office Wednesday, May 27, to protest his stance on health care reform.

The 14 T-shirts had messages written on them, many from a nearby low-income neighborhood.

“I have breast cancer — a pre-existing condition. I can’t get health coverage. Please Mr. Boehner, support health care for Americans now,” read one T-shirt signed by “Cassandra.”

“I lost my insurance because I couldn’t get enough hours at work,” another read.

The demonstration was part of a nationwide effort organized by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and Health Care for America Now. They targeted Boehner, U.S. House Republican leader, because of his record of opposing expansion of publicly funded healthcare.

“These health insurance companies have a lot of dirty laundry to air,” said Ohio ACORN Director Amy Teitelman. “We want Rep. Boehner to be on the side of the people who made these T-shirts, not on the side of health insurance companies.”

“(Boehner) has voted consistently against expanding healthcare, and we’re trying to get him to see it’s hurting his constituency,” said ACORN organizer Debra Hentnik.

Health Care for America Now is funded by the radical left Tides Foundation, founded by Drummond Pike — the ACORN sugar daddy who bailed out the rotten Rathke family after ACORN founder Wade Rathke’s brother, Dale, was exposed as the thief who embezzled nearly $1 million from the organization.

The Right needs to expose these corruptocrats; show Americans that the do-gooder poseurs want more power and control, not real “health care reform;” and match them foot soldier for foot soldier in the streets. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/31/couterprotesting-obamacare-and-the-acornseiu-mob/

Document drop: The truth about ObamACORN

By Michelle Malkin

“…They thought it would go away. They were wrong. Obama and the Left thought ACORN’s scandalous racket was a dead issue. But whistleblowers, investigative bloggers, and talk radio continue to press for transparency and taxpayer accountability. Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King has renewed efforts for congressional hearings into the financial structure of the massive, publicly subsidized activist group and its non-profit affiliates. Judicial Watch sheds light on ACORN’s partnership with the Census. Keep an eye on ACORN’s propaganda role in the Obama push for a government health care takeover. And Glenn Beck spotlights the left-wing strategy session to rescue ACORN.

My column today returns to one of the Obama campaign’s big lies — that Barack Obama “never organized with ACORN” and that ACORN had nothing to do with Project Vote. They were joined at the hip back then and they remain joined at the hip today.

Here’s the text of e-mails from ACORN and affiliate staffers patting themselves on the back for their role in Obama’s voter registration drive (click here for the original). Note the addressees, including Frances Piven. Yes, that Frances Piven: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/29/document-drop-the-truth-about-obamacorn/

Conyers chickens out of ACORN probe

By Michelle Malkin

“…Democrat Rep. John Conyers backs down from his pledge to investigate ACORN fraud: Bok, bok, bok.

Matthew Vadum zeroes in on the right question: What happened in a mere two weeks to change Conyers’ mind? Did he get a call from friends of ACORN in high places? Did he get something else? Why drop the call for a congressional probe in the very same week that ACORN criminal charges have been filed in Nevada and Pennsylvania?

What gives? Or who gives? …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/08/conyers-chickens-out-of-acorn-probe/

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

“The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (commonly referred to as RICO Act or RICO) is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. RICO was enacted by section 901(a) of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 (Pub.L. 91-452, 84 Stat. 922, enacted October 15, 1970). RICO is codified as Chapter 96 of Title 18 of the United States Code, 18 U.S.C. § 1961–1968. While its intended use was to prosecute the Mafia as well as others who were actively engaged in organized crime, its application has been more widespread.

It has been speculated that the name and acronym were selected in a sly reference to the movie Little Caesar, which featured a notorious gangster named Rico. The original drafter of the bill, G. Robert Blakey, refused to firm or deny this.[1]

…”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racketeer_Influenced_and_Corrupt_Organizations_Act

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is a community-based organization that advocates for low- and moderate-income families by working on neighborhood safety, voter registration, health care, affordable housing, and other social issues. ACORN has over 400,000 members and more than 850 neighborhood chapters in over 100 cities across the United States, as well as in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, and Peru. ACORN was founded in 1970 by Wade Rathke and Gary Delgado.[1] Maude Hurd has been National President of ACORN since 1990.

ACORN’s priorities have included: better housing and wages for the poor, more community development investment from banks and governments, and better public schools.[2] ACORN pursues these goals through demonstration, negotiation, lobbying for legislation, and voter participation.[2] ACORN is made up of several legally distinct parts including local non-profits, a national lobbying organization and the ACORN Housing Corporation. ACORN is a non-profit, non-partisan social justice organization, but its legally separate political action arm frequently champions liberal causes, and endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008.[3][4][5]

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_Community_Organizations_for_Reform_Now

ACORN Could Be Eligible for $8.5 Billion This Year

“…As I told the Washington Examiner a few hours ago after reviewing the Obama stimulus bill and the proposed fiscal 2010 budget for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), ACORN and other left-wing advocacy groups could have a shot at pocketing up to $8.5 billion this year.

Here’s how I arrived at the $8.5 billion figure.

The $800 billion-plus stimulus bill, which is now formally known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or Public Law 111-5, originally set aside $5.2 billion that could flow directly or indirectly into the coffers of ACORN and its liberal friends. It appears the $5.2 billion was chopped down to $3 billion in the version of the bill that President Obama signed into law on February 17. The $3 billion consists of $2 billion in funds set aside for the redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed homes and $1 billion in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).

CDBG is good old-fashioned graft. Local politicians of both parties love CDBG because it is flexible. The program gives them wide latitude when spending grant money and allows local leaders to use federal dollars on local projects that they wouldn’t dream of spending their own local tax dollars on. ACORN loves CDBG because it is adept at lobbying for CDBG funds. …”

http://spectator.org/blog/2009/05/06/acorn-could-be-eligible-for-85

ACORN Whistle Blowers Multiply, Drummond Pike Buys Off Embezzlement, Rathke takes leave of absence from Tides Foundation

“…When the embezzlement of almost $1 million by the brother of the founder of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, better known as Acorn, surfaced last month, the organization announced that an anonymous supporter had agreed to make it whole.That supporter was Drummond Pike, the founder and chief executive of the Tides Foundation, which channels money to what it describes as progressive nonprofits, including some Acorn charitable affiliates.Mr. Pike is a friend of Wade Rathke, the founder of Acorn and its leader until the scandal broke, and he agreed to buy the promissory note that required the Rathke family to repay Acorn the money that Mr. Rathke’s brother, Dale, had stolen.Mr. Rathke is a member of the board of the Tides Foundation and other Tides-related organizations.Since 2000, the Tides Foundation has provided more than $400 million to nonprofit groups, with much of that money flowing out of donor-controlled accounts it manages in the same way that the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund or a community foundation does.John A. Powell, board chairman of the Tides Network, the umbrella organization for various Tides affiliates, wrote in an e-mail message to The Times that Tides had no involvement in the matter and that none of its money was used to buy the Rathke family’s debt to Acorn.He said Mr. Rathke was on a leave of absence from all Tides boards.In 2000, Acorn discovered that Dale Rathke had embezzled $948,507.50 from it and affiliated charitable organizations. The management committee that controlled the organization decided not to alert law enforcement officials, and negotiated an agreement with the Rathke family to repay the money.That agreement was carried on the books of an affiliate, Citizens Consulting Inc., as a loan to an officer. Sometime in June, Mr. Pike bought the loan from the affiliate, according to e-mail messages between senior executives at Acorn that were provided to a reporter by Acorn employees, who requested anonymity because they feared losing their jobs.Mr. Pike refused to confirm or deny that he had bought the note. …”

http://waderathke.blogspot.com/2008/08/acorn-whistle-blowers-multiply-drummond.html

Members of Congress stop funding Acorn!

“…Barney Frank is at it again.  Last year, Frank passed a bill in the House for a $4 billion slush fund that the corrupt left-win activist organization known as ACORN could have applied to for taxpayer funds.  Frank was forced by the Senate to accept a provision barring taxpayer funds to organizations and employees of organizations, such as ACORN, that have been indicted for voter fraud.  This year, with increased Liberal majorities in the House and Senate, Frank made sure ACORN remained eligible for funds from the Stimulus Bill.  Now, Frank, the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is using a mortgage reform bill due to be voted on this week to add another $180 million for “counseling” and “legal services” for people with mortgage problems.  This time he ran up against Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), a member of his committee.  Citing numerous charges of voter fraud and tax violations against ACORN in a number of states, Bachmann proposed an amendment with the same language as last year’s law. Afraid of a debate and committee vote, Frank cut off debate and accepted the Bachmann amendment.  Apparently this did not sit well with Franks’ left-wing friends because just hours later he announced he would try to gut the amendment when the bill is voted on by the whole House.

TAKE ACTION NOW!  GO HERE AND TELL Rep. John B. Larson TO OPPOSE THE FRANK AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1728, THE MORTGAGE REFORM ACT

This is a rare opportunity to put every member of the House of Representatives on record as to where they stand on ACORN.  Normally, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could prevent a vote on the Bachmann provision but they are forced to have a vote because the provision is already in the bill and they want it out. …”

Stimulus bill funds ACORN despite its history of corruption

By: Kristen Lopez Eastlick, OpEd Contributor
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02/09/09 12:05 AM EST

KEY DATA:

* ACORN could receive up to $4 billion under the economic stimulus legislation approved by the House of Representatives.
* ACORN has received an estimated $53 million in government funds since its founding in 1970.
* ACORN is under investigation in at least 14 states in connection with allegations of voter registration fraud in the 2008 campaign.

TAKE HOME:

ACORN claims to represent low-income workers but does not pay its own employees the  minimum wage and in 1995 sued California for an exemption from its minimum wage requirement.

A multi-million dollar liberal non-profit activist conglomerate reportedly under federal investigation may get a big piece of the economic recovery stimulus pie now under consideration by Congress.

It’s the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – the infamous ACORN.

That’s right. ACORN, the activist group that has been implicated in voter fraud and registration deception in at least 14 states may get the financial bailout it needs to pull off another round of schemes in the next election season. …”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/Stimulus-bill-funds-ACORN-despite-its-history-of-corruption-39288257.html

Congress Should Say Nuts to ACORN (updated)

Clarice Feldman

“…The Washington Examiner is quickly becoming a formidible publication with a bevy of first rate writers.
Today’s expose of Congressional largesse to ACORN  by Kevin Mooney is a good example:
At least $53 million in federal funds have gone to ACORN activists since 1994, and the controversial group could get up to $8.5 billion more tax dollars despite being under investigation for voter registration fraud in a dozen states. The economic stimulus bill enacted in February contains $3 billion that the non-profit activist group (Snip) could receive, and 2010 federal budget contains another $5.5 billion that could also find its way into the group’s coffers.
Update – Clarice Feldman writes:
Days ago ACORN workers were indicted in Nevada. Today they are charged with registration wrongdoing in Pennsylvania….”

ACORN: Labor’s Ally Is a Bad Seed

ACORN is a beneficiary of federal government largess. During 2003-2004, it received $2.6 million in federal grants to support its housing programs. But its political activism has led Republican lawmakers to forbid Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from funding ACORN’s voter registration drives. ACORN has a history of using federal grants to subsidize its political activities. According to the Wall Street Journal, a 1994 grant to the ACORN Housing Corp. from the federal volunteer agency AmeriCorps was terminated after an inspector general found that ACORN had used AmeriCorps volunteers for political purposes.

Despite these setbacks, ACORN has lobbied for access to more federal funds and it is likely to ask more of the Democrat-controlled Congress. In 2005, it actually helped convince the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to pass a bill creating an “affordable housing trust fund,” which would allocate up to 5% of profits generated by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to groups like ACORN to provide affordable housing. The bill went nowhere in the Senate, but it is likely to be reintroduced in the new Congress. Given its history, it’s not unreasonable to expect ACORN to use these funds to subsidize its ongoing political activities. Even with legal and accounting controls, money is always fungible. …”

Is George Soros actually the “behind the scenes” director for the Obama Administration?

It seems like this might be a possibility.  Most nominations for cabinet positions by this Administration have some kind of ties to Soros or World Socialists or are avid United Nations supporters……

“Shadow Party”…….”Democracy Alliance”……both tied to George Soros.

Shadow Party network at link below:

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/ShadowParty.asp

Democracy Alliance network at link below:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/16/AR2006071600882_pf.html

…”

http://romanticpoet.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/hang-on-to-your-wallets-democrats-hidden-soros-slush-fund/Workers

Allege ACORN actively campaigned for Senate candidate Claire McCaskill

Special Prosecutor

“A special prosecutor generally is a lawyer from outside the government appointed by an attorney general or Congress to investigate a government official for misconduct while in office. A reasoning for such an appointment is that the governmental branch or agency may have political connections to those it might be asked to investigate. Inherently, this creates a conflict of interest and a solution is to have someone from outside the department lead the investigation. The term “special prosecutor” may have a variety of meanings from one country to the next, from one government branch to the next within the same country, and within different agencies within each government branch. Critics of the use of special prosecutors argue that these investigators act as a “4th branch” to the government because they are not subject to limitations in spending or have deadlines to meet. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_prosecutor

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