Monday, September 14, 2009

ACORN, Unicorns And Baby Seals

Today the Senate voted 83 to 7 to deny federal funds for housing and community grants to ACORN. Apparently the undercover videotaping operation carried out by two amateur sleuths, James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, was enough to embarass the Senate into action. Three times the pair portrayed themselves as a young pimp and his prostitute and got ACORN employees to coach them in ways to fraudulently obtain mortgage loans and falsify their tax records.

In Baltimore, Washington, DC, and again in New York City, ACORN employees were more than happy to advise O'Keefe and Giles on how to break the law. And Glenn Beck hints that there may be more videos forthcoming. What more could ACORN do on hidden video to piss people off? Sacrificing baby seals while serving snail darter hors d'oeuvres? Replacing 16w CFL's with 150w incandescants? Partial birth abortions of pregnant unicorns?

I believe that this change of senatorial discretion/direction may not have happened if not for the 2 million + people who decided to pay a visit to Washington DC last week. Kinda like Mom and Dad walking into your bedroom unexpectedly and catching you jacking off in your sister's training bra.

They did not expect those kinds of numbers.
They did not expect the passion, the commitment.
They did not expect the screaming matches at their usually boring August town hall meetings.
They did not expect the angry emails and phone calls.
They did not expect that Glen Beck would discover their secret handshake.
They did not expect the shitstorm that has erupted amidst their comfortable, pampered existence.

The pols are running scared.


The Local Malcontent said...

I'm skeptical; the pols are only applying a little more lipstick to the pig, with this vote.
ACORN will get taxpayer funds, I fear, since it's Zerobama's friends.

But it would be very nice, if Washington began listening to citizens once more.

Cookie..... said...

"TLM", all these politicians rely on our vote so they can continue to screw the public and make baskets full of money, legal or illegal (probably mostly the later).

I write E-mails and letters to our various reps somewhat consistantly and always close with the fact that if they vote for this bill, and that bill will be detrimental to me or someone else, like unborn babies, that I will do my best to see that they won't have a job next time around. If more good patriotic folks like yourself got involved and told their reps, Republican, Dummycrat or Independents, maybe things might change. We can only hope... :-(

sig94 said...

We'll see. The elections next year will truly reflect just how much people want a return to sanity. But halfway de cent candidates must be fielded; no one trusts the parties anymore.

The Local Malcontent said...

'Cookie'- I AM involved.
To the hilt, in fact, here in Oklahoma.
At my bloggie, I routinely analysize my Rep. Dan Boren's words, actions and votes.
He's a blue dog Dem, the only Dem. from the great Oklahoma, the most RED state of them all, BTW-

Come visit me, if you have the time-
(sorry, Sig, for this~)

SoCalOilMan said...

I have to give Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin props on this, and I also fear what they keep warning us. There are so many organizations under the Acorn umbrella, they will just shuffle people around and come up with a new name, then start again.

Also if the investigations ignore SEIU, it will be a waste of time and money.