Cracking ACORN

30 09 2009

Just a short note and an article letting you know that we will be following the ACORN story closely. I’m betting this is the beginning of the end for ACORN, and I couldn’t be happier!

Gio-

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Former ACORN worker details blackjack voter registration bonuses

A former field director testifies about extra payments to Las Vegas canvassers for bringing in 21 new registration cards in a day.

Reporting from Las Vegas – In the summer of 2008, with presidential contenders battling fiercely over the swing state of Nevada, Christopher Edwards was racing to register voters.

As the field director of ACORN’s Las Vegas office, he brainstormed a way to motivate meagerly paid canvassers: If they turned in 21 or more registration cards in a day, they were each given a $5 bonus.

“Hey, it’s Las Vegas,” Edwards testified Tuesday. “It’s blackjack.”

But Edwards’ “blackjack bonuses,” which he bragged about to other ACORN offices, broke the law, state prosecutors say. Nevada bars quotas or cash incentives in voter sign-up efforts: Officials fear they could lead to false registrations.

On Tuesday, a judge began considering whether Edwards’ former supervisor, Amy Busefink, and the Assn. of Community Organizations for Reform Now will stand trial on 13 low-level felony charges of compensation for registration of voters. The evidentiary hearing will resume this morning.

Edwards, a former union organizer who once worked for former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts. He took the stand Tuesday as the prosecution’s star witness.

“No one in ACORN knew this was illegal,” he told Justice of the Peace William D. Jansen.

In recent weeks, ACORN, a longtime target of Republican ire, has been battered by secretly recorded videos from other states that appear to show ACORN staffers advising two conservative activists — who were posing as a pimp and a prostitute — on tax evasion, human smuggling and child prostitution.

The IRS, Census Bureau and Bank of America have severed ties with ACORN, and Congress has voted to slash its federal funding. The controversies have heightened the attention paid to the Nevada case.

Clare Crawford, ACORN’s deputy political director, called the charges here “political grandstanding,” though Nevada’s secretary of state and attorney general are Democrats. Their investigation began in 2008, after Clark County officials complained that some registration forms issued to ACORN had come back fraudulent — in one instance, someone had signed up much of the Dallas Cowboys’ starting lineup.

Edwards, who said he was under pressure to boost the number of voter registration forms collected, oversaw as many as eight political organizers and their teams of canvassers. If canvassers, who made $8 an hour, turned in fewer than 20 registration cards a day, their jobs were at risk.

“I seen a lot of people getting laid off,” testified Dwain Dennie, an ACORN canvasser who worked outside a welfare office.

Edwards thought up the blackjack program as a response to canvassers who had falsified time cards or generally slacked off, he testified. It was an informal plan, announced on a huge office dry-erase board, but not in e-mails or memos — a fact that drew some derision from Jansen.

ACORN attorney Lisa Rasmussen suggested that bonuses marked on time sheets might have been for mileage, working in extreme heat or speaking multiple languages — not blackjack incentives.

Edwards, however, said that Busefink not only signed off on the program, she suggested that canvassers turn in more cards to get the bonus. She also praised the program, Edwards testified, saying it capitalized on the “Las Vegas mystique.”

Defense attorneys, however, portrayed Edwards as a rogue director with a “maverick attitude” who rarely informed superiors of his plans. Busefink attorney Kevin Stolworthy suggested that Edwards was bitter over workplace squabbles.





Empire State Building Goes Commie

30 09 2009

Whoever thought that this might be a good idea should be forced to undergo sterilization ASAP! There’s no reason why we should take any chances that this persons offspring would turn out like them!

ALeqM5g7cigmwZa1Iz1QX7VDfNnkRfwFrQBy tomorrow, I’m betting there are millions that feel the same as I do. One group of Americans that will take this news especially hard will be Veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars. These veterans will remember that we went to war to STOP the spread of Communism, and now they get to have it rubbed in their faces that both wars ended badly for our military boys and girls.

aaaCommunist20PartyAs each day passes, I feel as if we are losing this country one piece at a time. This latest bone-headed move only re-inforces how I feel. If the Commies on the left think this is funny then they can all go straight to hell and they can take their Commie loving Obama with them. And people wonder why we Americans are getting angry!? It’s because of STUPID moves like this!!!
Gio-

Empire State Building lit for China, drawing ire

By MARCUS FRANKLIN (AP) – 59 minutes ago

 NEW YORK — Red and yellow lights shone from the top of the Empire State Building at dusk Wednesday, a tribute to communist China’s 60th anniversary that protesters labeled “blatant approval” of totalitarianism and criticized as inappropriate for an icon in the land of the free.

UncleSamTBA 3The building is routinely lit with different colors to mark holidays and big events, but opponents questioned whether it’s right to commemorate a sensitive political issue, particularly when China has such a poor human rights record.

About 20 supporters of Tibet, which China has ruled since shortly after communists took over in 1949, protested outside the building during a ceremonial lighting of a scale model inside the lobby. They chanted “No to China’s empire; free Tibet now,” and held signs reading, “Empire State Building celebrating 60 years of China’s oppression.”

Lhadon Tethong, executive director of Students for a Free Tibet, called the lighting “outright, blatant approval for a communist totalitarian system.”

“It’s a great public relations coup for the Chinese state,” Tethong said as tourists gawked at the protesters. “But on the other hand, it’s sure to backfire because the American public and the global public will speak against it.”

At the lobby ceremony, building manager Joseph Bellina called the lights a high honor and said he was proud of the relationship between “our countries and our people.”

Chinese Consul General Peng Keyu, who pulled the switch on the glass-encased model, said he was “honored and delighted.”

He said China’s reforms of the past 30 years have led to greater openness and “tremendous change.”

Keyu and Bellina didn’t address critics and declined to answer questions.

Journalist and blogger Marc Masferrer questioned legitimizing a government that continues to repress its citizens’ freedoms, including their access to media and the Internet.

“I don’t think one of our great landmarks should be turned into a platform to honor a regime and a system responsible for as much tragedy and all the other things that come with a repressive system,” he told The Associated Press.

Masferrer pointed out that this year is also the 20th anniversary of the violently crushed student-led movement in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The People’s Liberation Army is believed to have killed hundreds, possibly thousands, of protesters.

Politicians united in their disdain.

Rep. Anthony Weiner, a New York Democrat, said the lights should not be used to pay tribute to what he called “an oppressive regime” with a “shameful history on human rights.”

Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, said it was “a sad day for New York.”

“I am strongly opposed to it or any commemoration of the Communist Chinese revolution. It’s one thing to acknowledge the government; it’s totally immoral to honor it.”

The lights atop the building, which is owned by W&H Properties, are often are changed. For example, Italian colors — red, white and green — commemorate Columbus Day, while green, white and orange are displayed for the India Day parade.

For the Chinese anniversary, the lights were to remain on through early Thursday.





How Do You Spell Climate Change?

30 09 2009

If you think I’m trying to be a smarty-pants by asking how you would spell climate change, you would be right! With that in mind, would any of you sign a petition started by me, asking Merriam Webster Dictionary to change the spelling of Climate Change to H-O-A-X ?

Boxer unveils sweeping climate change bill

Climate control debate heats up in Senate

Obama Administration Moves to Curb Carbon Emissions

US bill ‘crucial’ for climate talks

EPA proposes greenhouse gas regulation of industries

EPA Proposes Tough Greenhouse-Gas Rules for Big Industries

In the spirit of the subject matter, and to show you my commitment to “The Hoax”, I am going to use the color green for my front lawn.

Check this out…

With all the talk about how the Polar Bear is on the edge of extinction due to Global Warming, I thought I would bring some balance to the argument. The truth is… Polar Bears are thriving! In fact, Polar Bears have made such a comeback that they are running out of room on the open ice to build good homes to raise their little baby Polar Bears. An unknown building contractor (until now), Polar Scapes LLC, has recently built 380 Units known as Ice Castle Condos, and has the first units on the market at a price that any Polar Bear can afford.

If you like what you see in the attached photo then send in your $20,000 dollar deposit to Al Gore The Fat Greedy Liar, LLC Inc. Simply address it to the largest Mansion in the state of Tennessee. When your contract comes in the mail, simply sign where all the X’s indicate, write another check for $20,000 dollars, and whatever you do, this is very important… DO NOT READ THE FINE PRINT!

One word of caution before you send in your deposit… NO PENGUINS ALLOWED! Those elitist snobs are always wearing those damn Tuxedo’s, which means they have never put in an honest days work in their life (kinda like Gore), and they have Fish-breath.

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Signs, Part II

30 09 2009

As he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached him privately and said, “Tell us, when will this happen, and what sign will there be of your coming, and of the end of the age?” Matthew 24:3

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Part II of “Signs” is about Satanism in America’s pop culture. You are here forewarned that the material to follow is disturbing. Parents need to know what your children are watching and listening. Just as there is extreme violence in movies, TV, and video games today, there is a demonic element in contemporary music of which you should beware.

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“Fascinated, the whole world followed after the beast. They worshiped the dragon because it gave its authority to the beast; they also worshiped the beast….'” Revelation 13:3-4

Did you know that the popular hip-hop artist Jay-Z, with a net worth of over $150 million and married to Beyonce Knowles, has a song to “Lucifer” in his 2003 The Black Album? ( H/t NiceneTruth.com)

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“A third angel…said in a loud voice, ‘Anyone who worships the beast or its image…will also drink the wine of God’s fury, poured full strength into the cup of his wrath, and will be tormented in burning sulfur before the holy angels and before the Lamb. The smoke of the fire that torments them will rise forever and ever, and there will be no relief day or night….” Revelation 14:9-11

Jack Black salutes Satan at the 2009 MTV Music Awards

Jack Black salutes Satan by making the devil's horns handsign

Most of us know about Kanye West’s rude disruption of Taylor Swift’s moment in the sun at the recent MTV 2009 Video Music Awards. Few of us are aware that the entire evening was awash in occultism. VigilantCitizen has an eye-opening analysis HERE.

The most overtly occultish-Satanic part of the Awards was when actor Jack Black came out dressed as a heavy metal guy on steroids to promote a video game. At one point he asks the audience to put their devil horns in the air and then proceeds to pray to the “Dear Dark Lord Satan.”

The whole thing feigns to be light-hearted and comical, but Black finishes off on a more serious note by saying: “I ask you to grant tonight’s nominees with continued success in the music industry.”

Who is this “you” to whom Black prays, who can “grant” success to those in the music industry?

Certainly not God, for the audience then responded to Black’s entreaty by making their “devil horns” hand sign. They then held hands and prayed to Satan.

A video of Black’s prayer to Satan was available on YouTube, but according to Viacom has since been removed due to copyright violations.

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“And then many will be led into sin; they will betray and hate one another.” Matthew 24:10

On September 19, 2009, 20-year-old Richard McCroskey III was arrested for bludgeoning to death four people in Farmville, Virginia. The four were McCroskey’s teenage girlfriend, Emma Niederbrock, her parents (father was a pastor; mother was a professor of criminal justice), and her best friend.

Using the alias “Syko Sam,” McCroskey was a fan and rapper of Horrorcore, a new genre of Satanic music. He and Emma became friends, then boy-girlfriends, over Horrorcore. McCroskey had flown to Virginia from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area to visit Emma and to attend a Horrorcore “music” festival in Michigan. They were accompanied on that trip by Emma’s parents and her best friend. How Emma’s pastor father and criminal justice professor mother neither saw nor heeded the evil in Horrorcore and McCroskey is something we’ll never know.

Here’s McCroskey’s rap “I Kill People For Real.” I could only watch/listen to a few seconds of this. It’s that disturbing.

May God help us! May God protect His people,

~Eowyn





Democrat “Horse’s Ass” Winner Announced

30 09 2009

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That’s right folks, Democrat Representative Alan Grayson is this year’s winner of the highly coveted (in the Dem party) “Horse’s Ass” Award!

I cut-up my GOP registration card a long time ago because I had, and still have, some major problems with the party. So, from time to time I will give them a hard time, but NEVER like this. This goes so far over the top that I would be shocked if I were to learn that Rep. Grayson’s constituents still support this Horse’s-Ass!

Democratic Lawmaker: Republicans Want Americans to ‘Die Quickly’

Rep. Alan Grayson made his comments on the House floor Tuesday night while criticizing Republican health care proposals. The first-term Democrat is known for being provocative.

Nothing less than a Horse’s Ass!





Lie For Healthcare Reform

30 09 2009

anumbers-721046As part of the healthcare debate, Obama and his leftist subjects, including politicians and the media, keep using a number, and a line of crap, as one of their selling points to force everyone to get on board with our inept government taking over healthcare. The quote I’m referring to goes something like this… “Some 40,000 people die each year because they have no health insurance”. How they know that this figure is anywhere near accurate is anyone’s guess. Considering how skeptical I am of anything that comes out of the Obama administration I’m guessing someone just made it up. What if I played Devils advocate for a moment and pretended that they meant to say… “Some 40,000 people die each year because they received no health care”, I would still like to know how they even came up with that figure.

I’m even going to help add confusion to this problem…  Back in 2001 there were an approximately 2,392,547 people who died in the USA. Sorry, but those were some of the best numbers I could find, so you have to use a little common sense. As the population of the USA increased every year since 2001, so did the number of people that died. Below is a chart of the common causes of death in the United States. Both the chart below and the 2,392,547 were figures taken from supposedly reliable sources, yet take the numbers from the chart and add them up, they don’t even come close to over 2 million deaths.

If you hear anyone use this argument you can now safely claim… they are full of sh”it”!

Gio-

Annual Causes of Death in the United States





Signs, Part I

30 09 2009

As he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached him privately and said, “Tell us, when will this happen, and what sign will there be of your coming, and of the end of the age?” Matthew 24:3

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Jesus said to them in reply, “See that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they will deceive many.” Matthew 24:4-5

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“My job is to be so persuasive that if there’s anybody left out there who is still not sure whether they will vote, or is still not clear who they will vote for, that a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany…and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Obama.” –Barack Hussein Obama, Lebanon Opera House, New Hampshire, January 7, 2008.

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“If anyone says to you then, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. False messiahs and false prophets will arise, and they will perform signs and wonders so great as to deceive, if that were possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:23-24

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Michael D'Antuono's painting, "The Truth," of Obama as Christ, unveiled in New York's Union Square, April 29, 2009

Addressing a large crowd behind a podium with a Nation of Islam Saviour’s Day 2008 sign, [Nation of Islam leader Louis] Farrakhan proclaimed, “You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking.” (H/t GiovanniWorld member Bob! WorldNetDaily, April 25, 2009)

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“…there will be famines and earthquakes from place to place. All these are the beginning of the labor pains.” Matthew 24:7-8

Yesterday, Sept. 29, 2009, at 6:48 AM local time, a magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck off the American Samoa islands.

At least 20 people were reported to have died. The wall of water from the resulting tsunami was as high as 30 feet. Entire villages had been wiped out in Samoa on the worst-hit south and southwest coasts in an area where thousands of people live. Thousands are left homeless on the island.

Today, Sept. 30, at 5:15 PM local time, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia, along the same fault line that spawned the massive 2004 tsunami that killed more than 230,000.

Then, I saw this graph:

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UPDATE (10/1/09):

For a different perspective on this graph and on the incidence of earthquakes, see ultraguy’s NewWineskins blog (and the interesting comments) HERE.

UPDATE (10/2/09):

George Ure of urbansurvival.com has another graph, using earthquake magnitude 6.0 as the cut-off:

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“But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” Matthew 24:36

~Eowyn