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    • Steve T
    • Posted September 16, 2009 at 10:35 am
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    Naomi-?
    What about Yolanda, Zolanda, Shicresha, Ticresha…-?
    (that should provoke a staunch ‘PC’er)

    I just had an incredible epiphany;
    Pres. Obama said something that was honest, and I agree with – referring to Kayna West (sp?-who cares) as a “jackass”. How correct.

    One thing Obama could do, and do very easily to boost his polls and respect from an otherwise unreachable grass-roots folks – schedule a press conference, soon.

    Walk to the podium, with a lit cigarette in his mouth.

    While smoking, announce the following;

    “Effective immediately,
    – the entire Whitehouse is now designated as a ‘smoking friendly’ facility.
    – Air Force One is now a smoking friendly aircraft.
    – Everywhere I go, in any Federal or military facility, is a smoking friendly facility.
    From this moment forward, ‘smoke-em if you got-em.’

    Also, I now realize that S-CHIP tax IS a tax on the lower & middle class – and is contrary to my promise to not add any taxes to anyone making under $250,000 /yr. We are repealing it, and ALL Federal taxes on tobacco & alcohol products.”

    Now, for that practical candor, honesty, I would respect him, and wager his poll ratings would spike upwards.

    • ikabod
    • Posted September 16, 2009 at 10:52 am
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    ACORN: BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!

  1. Another good one Zach…

    I posted this on the last cartoon, but I guess I was a bit late. I finally stopped laughing and had a response to Chris E. So for when you show up today, here is my response to a couple of things you said on the last cartoon. Hope no one minds the re-post.

    Chris E – You may have missed it on the other post (CIA post) so I will ask again. Did you read the report I linked to on ACORN? It gives a broader case against the organization.

    And to answer your question on how these congressmen can be in on it when they voted against funding. Their vote was mainly due to the immediate controversy. Its called politics. The House, which had already voted, included funding to the organization so I imagine the money will get to them through the reconciliation process. These Dems know that. Then again, maybe some of them have just finally woke up to the reality of the organization.

    Your statement “Now this means fewer poor people will be able to afford housing or otherwise improve their lives” truly shows your lack of understanding of the housing crisis and ACORN itself. Is relaxing loan standards so these people can initially buy a house that they later will not be able to afford really helping them? These lax standards pushed by ACORN and other liberals (including republicans) was a major contributor to the crisis. This line of thinking started with Carter and has continued with every administration since. We are now paying for it. Bending rules as ACORN advocates does not help someone with financial difficulties. They ignore the real problem…education. Because of this lack of foresight or whatever you want to call it, ACORN actually hurts the people it claims to help. It is a common problem you see with Alinksy-aligned organizations.

    Also, I am a little curious why you seem to ignore my comments, but attack others? I feel left out.

    • ikabod
    • Posted September 16, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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    Exactly, Chris hopefully your explanation will offer some clarity to Chris E’s unflinching unapologetic support for this organization. Yet the concept of ACORN may be in part to the belief that low income families have a right to a mortgage.

  2. As long as they can pay the loan back, I’ve not issues Ikabod. BTW who stopped the government from reining in Fannie and Freddie anyway?

    Great cartoon Zack as well… New headquarters indeed…

    • Methodistmin
    • Posted September 16, 2009 at 4:32 pm
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    Hi, Zach-

    Would it were likely that people in clear violation of the law would go to jail. However, I don’t think anyone will. ACORN has said it is shutting down operations until after an internal review. The review board board is made up largely of liberals. Saying that they are shutting down is merely a ploy to get the heat off of them for a while; They will reappear under another name.

  3. Methodistmin: A guy can dream…

  4. Interesting ruminations, Steve T. You’re in a more generous mood toward The One Termer than I, though. I can’t even cut him slack for calling out Kanye West! I’m working on seeing that as racist: Kanye is black, Obama called him a jackass which is an animal, ergo Obama dehumanized him, etc. etc., plus Obama is half white so it’s ALMOST like a white guy calling a black guy an animal– i.e. an earthshaking act of racism.

    I’ve been reading too many left blogs lately…

    Ikabod: It’s late and I’m tired. You meant that as what, a creed by which we should act in order to get them into prison at any cost, or did you mean they’ll do anything to further a radicalized Democrat Party.

  5. Chris: Nice summary of the nuttiness of ACORN, which follows the bulk of modern liberal thought in that it’s not actually about thought but rather about feelings. It feels real good, when you;re a liberal, to get someone a roof over their head while looking the other way when it comes to junk like how’s this gonna get paid for. Classic instant gratification thinking, and just like a liberal– or a five year old.

    Thanks Vegas for the Freddie and Fannie reminder. Of course ACORN had their their filthy hands in that epochal disaster, too. Evidently when they’re not helping to organize criminal activities they’re working at undermining the economy of the United States.

    Yeah, you’re probably right Methodistmin. (“…They will reappear under another name…”) ACORN will probably proceed in sort of the same way as cancer does: first to one part of the body, then after that is seemingly quelled, to another.

    • Steve T
    • Posted September 16, 2009 at 10:09 pm
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    Zack – even a shameless, Marxist, empty-shirt thug-activist like BHO can get some small thing, partly right,… I suppose.

    The thing about his smoking, and in my sci-fi fantasy he making declares all those places ‘smoking friendly’, — is that he, unlike any Republican, has a much greater chance of getting away with it.

    The anti-smoking Nazi sub-culture are mostly luny-libs, and if their precious wonder man-child were to do this, they would have NO WHERE to turn.

    Imagine, just like Ron White (the commedian), Obama stands at his press conferences, with a lit cig, a glass of beer, or other adult beverage.

    What a hoot-! All these “pleasure police” would have to gnash & grind their teeth in silence.
    Ya think they will send contributions to Sarah Palin-? Naaaaaoot-!

    • ikabod
    • Posted September 16, 2009 at 11:52 pm
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    “We declare our right on this earth…to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.”
    -Malcom X

    I am apply Malcom’s human rights declaration to ACORN’s method of getting home loans for people who cannot afford them.

    • ikabod
    • Posted September 16, 2009 at 11:54 pm
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    Some how, ACORN has successfully convinced/forced/shook down a large number of banks to agree, that a human being, is not only to be respected but deserves home ownership.

    • Steve T
    • Posted September 17, 2009 at 12:12 am
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    Ikabod-
    Your hero, Malcom 10 (yes, “X” is the symbol for 10),…
    was a common street criminal, thug, general piece of dog-squeeze.

    Why is this Malcom-thug worth quoting-?
    What is in his character that any law-abiding citizen ought to observe-?

    Recall – MLK wanted his children judged by “…the content of their character” – not by the color of their skin,… or, I challange, anything else.

    SO – why is Malcom-10 worth anything more than cockroach feces-?

    • 1MadJack
    • Posted September 17, 2009 at 6:37 am
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    Ikabod, you only deserve the respect and rights as a human being when you act like one. Act like an animal and you shall be treated as one. People such as Malcom X, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the organization ACORN think the black man deserves everything given to him on a platter and that the white man should pay for it. Only Martin Luther King got it right. Trouble is how many black men have followed Martin Luther King’s doctrine?

    • z
    • Posted September 17, 2009 at 7:29 am
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    OH, this ROCKS! Am going to try to publish it at geeeeZ…thanks, Zack, SO GOOD, and (happily) SO TRUE!! 🙂
    Power to the People!

  6. SteveT., 1Madjack: I believe there has been a serious misunderstanding here. Ikabod hates ACORN’s guts, just like the rest of us do, and probably hates Malcolm X too as any wise and informed person should. I believe he was suggesting that ACORN has been acting with the kind self-righteousness Malcolm X oozes in that quotation. I do NOT believe Ikabod concurs with the notion of this quote being valid vis-a-vis Acorn’s fetid mission, which is to unethically grant home-owning “rights” upon people who cannot afford to pay for the new roof over their head. Correct me if I got it wrong, Ikabod.

  7. Interesting to note as well that MLK Jr was a registered Republican.

    • ikabod
    • Posted September 17, 2009 at 8:08 am
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    Steve T,.. Really? Look my friend one of the best ways to deal with the common threat to all of Americans is to know the very strategy they employ. Malcolm was indeed a thug. Malcolm use of “Human rights” as a opening statement is completely shattered by the last 4 words. Those words, “By any means necessary” had less to do with bringing people up than to bring the rest of society, dare I say the rest of the United States DOWN. This could mean Thuggery, criminal activity, violence, assisting prostitution rings by getting them a great mortgage loan, throwing thousands of otherwise able body citizens onto the welfare roles. Why? To overwhelm the system and create chaos. His words are by in large a mockery. Malcolm X my hero? After all the postings I have made on this site, either your have not been paying attention or you just tired. Yet if your still wondering my political stripe, then I guess my book purchase last night, will more than confuse you. “Let us talk of many things” By the late great William F. Buckley Jr. and (here’s the kicker) “Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky. The concept here is KNOW THY ENEMY.

    “Rommel, you magnificent bastard! I read your book! ”
    — George S. Patton Jr.

    • 1MadJack
    • Posted September 17, 2009 at 8:16 am
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    Ikabod, sorry I owe you an apology. Some how I misinterpreted (probably went over my head):) what you posted earlier.

    • Jake
    • Posted September 17, 2009 at 10:05 am
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    Wow, what a sad comment section.

  8. Oh, if only…

  9. Did you see that ACON’s offices in Orange County shut down?

    http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/orange-county-acorn-office-shuts-down.html

    WooT

  10. Vegas: At last: some unemployment I can get behind.

  11. Joseph: Hang in there… it’s not going all that well for the trash that fill the ranks of this dehumanized organization. They may yet be lining up for mug shots.

    Jake: (“Wow, what a sad comment section.”)
    We were hoping YOU could bring some cheer to the table. Tell us what an upstanding community-conscious organization ACORN is, as they show up on tape in city after city encouraging child prostitution. Your excuses are sure to be good for some laughs.

  12. Wait, isn’t that Chris E’s job? To defend ACORN and compare it to Wal-Mart?

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted September 19, 2009 at 6:58 pm
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    On tape in city after city? All I’ve heard of is the one laughable “undercover story” being blown out of proportion. Please provide all these other videos you speak of Zack.

    The comment section here is pretty depressing though.

  13. Just Google it for crying out loud. The tapes, plural, are all over the place. I think we’re up to six cities just for the pimp/prostitute films, not to mention the 20 odd voter fraud investigations.

    ACORN is corrupt, deal with it.

  14. You said it, Vegas. Does Manuel think that both the overwhelmingly Democrat House AND Senate voted to defund ACORN on the basis of “one laughable undercover story being blown out of proportion”?? Wow, that’s some chickensh-t, scaredy-cat, melodramatizing bunch of Democrats you guys have there!!!

    Manuel: See above.

    P.S. I LIKE my comment section and find it generally amusing. Maybe your sense of humor is out of whack? The undercover story which got Democrat-supporting ACORN defunded by a Democrat-run congress are deemed “laughable” by you– proving that what you find funny, the rest of the thinking world finds pretty damn serious. It would not be outlandish therefore to imagine that what the rest of us find funny, you do not.

    • ikabod
    • Posted September 19, 2009 at 9:29 pm
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    The MAIN crime here is the so-called news media (except for FOX AHEM!)

    • Jake
    • Posted September 19, 2009 at 9:29 pm
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    I think this one bottomed out somewhere around here:
    “Your hero, Malcom 10 (yes, “X” is the symbol for 10)”
    That’s got to be the dumbest insult or whatever it was supposed to be that I have ever seen. Not to mention the rest of that “discussion”.

    • Jake
    • Posted September 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm
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    I mean really, “Malcolm 10” is the best that you could do? That doesn’t even border on clever. Surely you could have found something more creative and/or funny.

    • ikabod
    • Posted September 19, 2009 at 9:52 pm
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    have not been doing their jobs. Informing the public about this organization. Had it been a NRA group committing voter fraud or helping people purchase fully automatic wepons illegally, I can assure you the state media would be all over it (as they should be!). But since its a sweet little neolib activist organization…. HANDS OFF!

  15. Not all jokes are funny. Just ask my students!

    • ikabod
    • Posted September 19, 2009 at 10:15 pm
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    So Jake you have nothing but to divert the conversation with calumniatory analysis? ACORN is applying that strategy. “By any means necessary” Criminal or legal, good or bad, they are going to get their neo-liberal activist elected, put the poor in homes they can’t afford. Overwhelm the welfare system, and scream racism at the hint of being called out for any of it! So when one of your treasured liberal organizations are found to be a criminal enterprise…. divert, look away, and attack those who question their motives and operations.

    Vegas art guy: “ACORN is corrupt, deal with it.” Abso-damned-lutely!

  16. I don’t beat around the bush either! Just ask my students… heh

    • Jake
    • Posted September 19, 2009 at 10:33 pm
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    Zack wanted why I thought the comments were sad, so I explained it. Try to keep up, Icky. Do you have difficulties following multiple lines of conversation?

    • Jake
    • Posted September 19, 2009 at 10:34 pm
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    “wanted to know why”

    • ikabod
    • Posted September 19, 2009 at 10:45 pm
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    I made my point Jake.

    • Jake
    • Posted September 19, 2009 at 10:49 pm
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    Ah, yes, the “I’ll complain that you are derailing the thread even though you are discussing something that someone else brought up in the thread” point. Great job. You are a master debater.

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted September 20, 2009 at 2:03 pm
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    No, really. You mention them, you provide the proof. I only know of the ONE video that is laughably bad that was done in Boston I think.

    And hey, remember Jeff Gannon anyone? http://www.americablog.com/2005/02/man-called-jeff.html That’s a REAL prostitute scandal that happened with the last administration. Tell me what you think of that Zack, ickabod, vegas, and especially Donna.

  17. Sarah Palin resigns over “frivolous” investigations == “well clearly the accusations were false, that damned media and lawyers and people are just hassling her. She is vindicated in resignation!”

    Congress defunds ACORN because of a firestorm = “IT ALL MUST BE TRUE NO ONE EVER LIES”

    Seriously though, can anyone present any evidence of a single ‘fake’ vote being cast? A single person sold into sexual slavery because of ACORN? There were clearly bad actors and I am not defending the organization as the bestest thing in the world and so awesome and oh i am in love with it or whatever utter nonsense you want to stick in my mouth.

    But seriously, the right has been trying to build up ACORN as the new al Queda for years now and this is the best you can come up with? I can at least name people Walmart has effectively killed. Actual people, not someone fictional.

    • Donna C
    • Posted September 20, 2009 at 6:45 pm
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    Manuel…Why do you guys insist on dragging me into issues I have not commented on? I can only suspect you value my opinion. That said…

    I think that both instances…the current ACORN issue, as well as the issue to which you posted, are rather vile. (Your link was repulsive, BTW.)

    The main differences that I see, is that in the link YOU posted, it was not funded by tax-payer dollars, unlike ACORN. Secondly…although the under-age prostitutes were “actors” in the case of ACORN, it is extremely troubling to consider that ACORN CLEARLY has no qualms in aiding someone guilty of such a heinous crime. We can no more say that ACORN absolutely did offer help in such situations, any more than we can say with absolute certainty that they have not. The potential is clearly there.

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted September 20, 2009 at 7:46 pm
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    Where’s the proof that ACORN is funding child pornography? Seriously. Don’t cite that “undercover video.” Give us some solid evidence, not just conjecture. “They MAY do or have done something!” is terrible debating. You may be harboring terrorists after all Donna. Or maybe you just grow tomatoes in your yard.

    And I was just curious for your input Donna because, honestly? You amuse me madame, no real reason otherwise. Not my fault that the guy who softballed questions for Bush was teabagging other guys. That’s just how he made money.

    • Donna C
    • Posted September 20, 2009 at 7:58 pm
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    So…you want “proof” that ACORN is funding child pornography (although I don’t think that was the issue in the video…), however, you have no qualms with guilting the last administration based on the independent actions of Jeff Gannon…which had nothing to do with the administration. Interesting…though not surprising.

    As for what I can only presume was a weak insult towards me, you have to try harder than that.

  18. Funding? Nope no funding. But aiding and abetting. Let’s not forget all the indictments against ACORN either for voter fraud etc. Nice try for talking about funding child prostitution though. Nowhere did they mention funding it, just how to report it to the IRS, how to explain the young girls that sort of thing.

    Obviously the Congress is taking it seriously enough to cut off their funding so why do you still defend them?

    • ikabod
    • Posted September 20, 2009 at 9:54 pm
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    Manuel
    I’m sure you would be give the CIA, the Military or even NRA the same pass of innocent until proven guilty. As far as your attempt at the prostitution scandal those involved should be investigated and found guilty arrested. The only thing that has happened to ACORN thus far is a few firings, and the announcement of an internal investigation, an investigator approved by Bertha Lewis the CEO of ACORN. Whew! No I know their going to get to the bottom of this vast right wing smear job! Blow the lid of it! I wonder if I were to ever get audited I could hire and my own “financial investigation” team! Think the IRS would go for that?

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted September 21, 2009 at 6:57 am
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    So are you saying the CIA, Military, and NRA are without sin entirely? Have they never done ANYTHING wrong?

    • Jake
    • Posted September 21, 2009 at 7:47 am
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    “internal investigation, an investigator approved by Bertha Lewis the CEO of ACORN.”

    You mean the internal investigation is being carried out by someone chosen internally? How shocking. If only there were something in the phrase “internal investigation” that indicated that such an investigation was being done internally, we could avoid being outraged by this astonishing development.

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted September 21, 2009 at 7:54 am
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    I dropped my free trade no dairy no animal cruelty vegan tea (I dislike the taste of coffee) when I read that Jake. Appalling, isn’t it?

    • ikabod
    • Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm
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    Nope I am certainly not Manuel. but the level of support for ACORN by you guys is getting pretty scary.
    Yeah Jake internal investigation by people approved by the very ones that are causing this “culture of corruption” within ACORN. What, we can’t have a neutral investigation from an outside law enforcement entity? So after all this, we should just trust ACORN to clean up their act and get all those bad apples out of their organization. If ACORN or if their supporters where so interested in restoring the integrity of their organization I would assume they would welcome and open their financial records to an investigation. Or perhaps the allocation of billions of dollars of stimulus money is just too hard to let go. As far as the CIA, the military and even the NRA is concerned. If they are doing anything illegal I would standing there right with you to prosecute. Furthermore, the military is pretty strict when it comes to things being dealt with and putting people put in prison for misconduct and criminal activity. The CIA is going to get there’s too. Coming with the pending investigations (by internal probes, I think NOT!) Would you be satisfied with an “internal” investigation of the CIA from those appointed by the director of the CIA? I hardly think you would. This isn’t about doing an investigation. Its about how dare we criticize an organization that ONLY wants to help people. At the end of the day, don’t we ALL commit criminal activity? Help pimp’s and hoe’s get home mortgages? Then theres this little tidbit from a couple of years ago:

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060206/news_1n6loans.html

    Overloading the financial system of the US? I don’t know, it seems to be pretty clear to me. And you’ll be happy to know they have gotten away with it. Don’t think ACORN is going to have to fes up to that.


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