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October 7, 2009
Firefighters in Louisiana Lose Huge Grant to ACORN Despite Congressional Funding Vote
Posted by The MaryHunter at October 7, 2009 4:25 AM
Somebody at Homeland Security didn't quite get the message from Congress that ACORN funding was to be nixed.
Nearly $1 million in Homeland Security funding typically earmarked for fire departments has been awarded to ACORN, despite a clear signal from Congress that it intends to cut off federal funding to the embattled group.
Media-watch: The Washington Times ran this story as the the top headline. The Washington Post, on the other hand, refused to print a pixel of this on the front page or anywhere else obvious, lest they embarrass the administration anymore than necessary. But I digress:
The grant to ACORN's Louisiana office became public on Oct. 2, less than three weeks after the House and Senate voted to cut off ACORN funding after employees were caught on video advising a fake prostitute and pimp on scams.
It was one of only three such grants issued to the state and made up almost 80 percent of the firefighting money earmarked for Louisiana, prompting one of the U.S. senators from the state to demand that the funds be taken back.
And it gets better. Upon finding out about this debacle in late September, a dismayed Republican Louisiana senator David Vitter wrote DHS Secretary Napolitano demanding that she ixnay the funds. In a slap at not only the senator but at the public's intelligence, here was ACORN's response when asked how these federal dollars would be spent:
"Senator Vitter knows a lot more about prostitution rings than anyone here does, so we'll defer to him on any matters pertaining to the videos attacking ACORN," the statement read. It did not explain how the group plans to spend the Federal Emergency Management Agency grant.
There must be some special award for gall that we could hand ACORN instead of the funds. And, of course, an award for spectacular idiocy must go to Nappy and the DHS gang, for this screw-up of spectacular proportions. Instead of providing funds for installing inner-city fire alarms and refurbishing dilapidated ambulances, they chose instead to support prostitution, voter fraud, and corruption of the most destructive kind -- the sum and substance of ACORN.
On a tip from Penelope.
What a bunch of pond scums. Not only they take money for firefighting, they don't even care to respond to a letter and insult the senator. I bet those animals were howling and screeching as they composed their insult letter, the sum of their education and intelligence.
Posted by: Jay B at October 7, 2009 5:19 AM
I just don't understand how the hell this can be.
Posted by: Karin at October 7, 2009 5:37 AM
Yea Karin. You, me, and about 46-50 million other Americans at VERY least.
But not Napolitano at DHS. What, me worry?
Posted by: pomalom at October 7, 2009 5:49 AM
And to think that Congress and the Executive Branch wants the American Public to trust them with running a national health care program. Can you imagine the fraud and misappropriations that would take place within a Government run health program, especially given their record with Social Security, the Post Office, Medicare, Medicaid, Fannie Mae, Freddy Mac, TARP, Cash For Clunkers etc.!!!
Posted by: Frank at October 7, 2009 6:09 AM
I wish I was just exaggerating (but we all know it to be a near certainty)... but I will bet that only 20cents on the dollar will ACTUALLY go towards healthcare (in this socialized medicine garbage). The rest will go towards administrative costs (theft), community organization (laundering) and inner-city housing (redistribution with no yield).
Posted by: AmericanToTheCore at October 7, 2009 7:49 AM
It would seem as though this wouldn't be the only BRAIN FART crappy nappy would be having, shes been quietly cutting access holes in the newly constructed border fence, while cutting back your local law enforcement's ability to detain illegals for ICE.
Wouldn't want to interrupt the flow of potential voters or health care recipient's!
Posted by: Bill at October 7, 2009 8:08 AM
God forbid that the ACORN offices in NO should catch on fire
Posted by: FreeWillie at October 7, 2009 8:40 AM
Bill... wait wait wait.
The bitch is actually CUTTING holes into a NEWLY constructed border fence, thus allowing MORE access to ILLEGALS?
Color me shocked. I wouldn't feel bad to see her swinging from a tree.
Posted by: AmericanToTheCore at October 7, 2009 9:24 AM
it doesn't take a rocket scientist to rail against waste and fraud of any time, or any amount. ACORN has done a tremendous amount of good work, and you can, if you wish, get plenty of documentation on that...just as the charges of fraud an imporpriety are easy to find.
What you can find is proof the both Republican and Democratic Administrations have already ripped you off for far larger sums!
Don't be fooled by those screaming outrage at whatever any other group has done. What the organized GOP and Democratic Administrations have done to you is FAR WORSE.
When I read the outlandishly written articles, obviously designed to only attack ACORN, it makes me want to think of what the real issue is!
First year journalism students can write better articles than the one in the Wash Times! Context is everything, and you don't marry up a grant that was awarded years ago to today's issue.
Seems the Times would have know that ACORN has closed down it's offices in New Orleans etc. Got to make you wonder why that wasn't relevent!!
Not a penny of the grant will ever get to ACORN
Posted by: Dennis Nooyen at October 7, 2009 9:32 AM
Prostitution and corruption are now the 'substance of ACORN? Because one or two people were tricked into getting videotaped by some racist? Are there only 3 or 4 people in all of ACORN or are you an ass who generalizes entire goups based upon the actions of a few? I can do that too. I noticed after That fat racist limbaugh said "whites should be segregated from blacks on school buses" the kkk marched in his defense, so now it's safe to assume that all republicans are kkk supporters. LMAO, you stupid asshole.
Posted by: swizzle at October 7, 2009 11:51 AM
Unlike many ACORN supporters and "volunteers" I obey the law, and work hard for a living. The thought of any tax dollars going to such a filthy organization sickens me to the core, and doubly so when it appears that they are attempting to co-opt money intended for vital services provided to our communities.
But I guess that ACORN is providing a vital service too, encouraging illegal aliens and other non-citizens to register to vote for their boy Obama. Never mind that this is voter fraud and illegal-- they're organizing communities! It's almost as embarrassing as our current president's inability to lead on any substantive issue.
I'm also getting tired of hearing the "racist" accusations from the left... It's as though they're acting like children-- they've run out of good arguments and excuses for their side and are left with only throwing insults our way. I predict that by the end of Obama's first (and hopefully only) term the word "racist" will be worn like a badge of courage among those who truly care for this country. Every time a liberal calls me that these days, I laugh and ask if that's the new word used to describe "hard working, law abiding, ethical, moral, middle class people". (You know, everything that ACORN and the current administration seem to lack in quality.)
Posted by: Law abiding citizen at October 7, 2009 1:56 PM
Posted by: swizzle at October 7, 2009 11:51 AM- "Prostitution and corruption are now the 'substance of ACORN?"
No. Shakedowns, and voter fraud would be amongst their main stock and trade. Prostitution and corruption are more miscellaneous scams, snd assorted opportunities.
Posted by: swizzle at October 7, 2009 11:51 AM- "...Because one or two people were tricked into getting videotaped"
Posted by: swizzle at October 7, 2009 11:51 AM- "...by some racist?"
Busting criminal (which is a redundant adjective) communists is now "racist". Oh my.
Posted by: swizzle at October 7, 2009 11:51 AM- "...Are there only 3 or 4 people in all of ACORN or are you an ass who generalizes entire goups based upon the actions of a few?"
People? As in- human beings? I wouldn't wager on there being that many. Swarms of communist maggots. But no actual people, no.
Posted by: swizzle at October 7, 2009 11:51 AM- "LMAO, you stupid asshole."
Settle down, Koko. You'll blow a banana.
Posted by: chairman soetoro's oprichniki at October 7, 2009 9:19 PM
This is really sad for them to get money that is really need for REAL Fire Department. The fire dept i work at cannot get a grant to help us build a new fire station that the town really needs, out station has been there since 1972.
Posted by: FireLady at October 9, 2009 7:54 AM