Woman who hurt ACORN speaks at Franklin County Republicans' Lin...

A self-proclaimed "Miami surfer girl" told Franklin County Republicans that she would rather have been anywhere in the world last summer than Washington, D.C., but when she turned her destiny over to God, she brought down a national organization. Full Story
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Ernie

Duncannon, PA

#1 Mar 12, 2010
So that explains it - GOD made her do it. I repeat: Republicans- the Party of No and the Party of No Class (but God is on their side so that makes it O.K.)
With God On Our Side

Carlisle, PA

#3 Mar 12, 2010
Oh my name it is nothiní
My age it means less
The country I come from
Is called the Midwest
lís taught and brought up there
The laws to abide
And that the land that I live in
Has God on its side

Oh the history books tell it
They tell it so well
The cavalries charged
The Indians fell
The cavalries charged
The Indians died
Oh the country was young
With God on its side

Oh the Spanish-American
War had its day
And the Civil War too
Was soon laid away
And the names of the heroes
lís made to memorize
With guns in their hands
And God on their side

Oh the First World War, boys
It closed out its fate
The reason for fighting
I never got straight
But I learned to accept it
Accept it with pride
For you donít count the dead
When Godís on your side

When the Second World War
Came to an end
We forgave the Germans
And we were friends
Though they murdered six million
In the ovens they fried
The Germans now too
Have God on their side

Iíve learned to hate Russians
All through my whole life
If another war starts
Itís them we must fight
To hate them and fear them
To run and to hide
And accept it all bravely
With God on my side

But now we got weapons
Of the chemical dust
If fire them weíre forced to
Then fire them we must
One push of the button
And a shot the world wide
And you never ask questions
When Godís on your side

Through many dark hour
Iíve been thinkiní about this
That Jesus Christ
Was betrayed by a kiss
But I canít think for you
Youíll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side

So now as Iím leaviní
Iím weary as Hell
The confusion Iím feeliní
Ainít no tongue can tell
The words fill my head
And fall to the floor
If Godís on our side
Heíll stop the next war
just a thought

Carlisle, PA

#4 Mar 12, 2010
"Woman who hurt ACORN speaks at Franklin County Republicans' Lincoln Day Dinner"

How about "Woman who helped expose ACORN speaks at Franklin County Republicans' Lincoln day Dinner"
thinking hurts

Carlisle, PA

#5 Mar 12, 2010
Pathetic. Release the full tapes and let the world see what the District Attorney of New York saw when they saw no crime to prosecute.

Maybe they can take down the Salvation Army next and then wipe out Goodwill and the YMCA too.

Bottom line, she is invited to speak because
1. she is available (!)
2. she stirs the pants of conservative men

enjoy dummies
chortlechuckle

Carlisle, PA

#6 Mar 12, 2010
One day that summer she went jogging, and during her run she talked to God about turning herself over to him to do his will.

That's when she decided to pose as a prostitute.
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Dave

Chambersburg, PA

#7 Mar 12, 2010
The Title should have been: "Republicans worship yet another bimbo".

My God people, she even threw in God as a reason. This woman duped you. They heavily edited the tapes. Why would they need to do that?
Ship

Newville, PA

#8 Mar 12, 2010
thinking hurts wrote:
Pathetic. Release the full tapes and let the world see what the District Attorney of New York saw when they saw no crime to prosecute.
Maybe they can take down the Salvation Army next and then wipe out Goodwill and the YMCA too.
Bottom line, she is invited to speak because
1. she is available (!)
2. she stirs the pants of conservative men
enjoy dummies
I don't know about the rest of the country, but what I saw on tape was enough to make anyone sick(except you, of course). What's pathetic is that there are corrupt entities, such as ACORN, receiving funds from the taxpayers. What's great is that there are young adults who care enough to do something about this corruption and abuse.

Here is an excerpt from a DC newssource:
Mar 12, 7:05 AM (ET)

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
WASHINGTON (AP)- A group of Republican senators is questioning high salaries and expensive travel bills for executives at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, raising issues that could jeopardize millions in federal funding for the national charity.

The four senators said they were concerned that the chief executive of a charity that has been closing local clubs for lack of funding was compensated nearly $1 million in 2008. They also questioned why in the same year officials spent $4.3 million on travel,$1.6 million on conferences, conventions and meetings, and $544,000 in lobbying fees...

It's too bad we have losers who taint the good that some organizations are designed to do. I'm sure in your opinion, since it's Republican Senators investigating, they have to be wrong and I would imagine that you think this should just be pushed under the rug too?
oldman

Warfordsburg, PA

#9 Mar 12, 2010
The use of the word "hurt" in the headline is totally inappropriate and reveals your liberal editoral bias. How much better the word "exposed" would have been to reveal the truth of the matter.
Dan the Man

Abington, PA

#10 Mar 12, 2010
oldman wrote:
The use of the word "hurt" in the headline is totally inappropriate and reveals your liberal editoral bias. How much better the word "exposed" would have been to reveal the truth of the matter.
"Hurt" is an objective, neutral word that accurately describes the outcome of the hidden camera videos.

"Exposed" is not neutral because it implies that ACORN had done something wrong, and there's no evidence of that.

The PO was doing it's job by remaining neutral and not perpetuating the lies and smears against ACORN.

“Not fallen”

Since: May 08

WalMartBoro, PA

#11 Mar 12, 2010
With God On Our Side wrote:
Oh my name it is nothiní
My age it means less
The country I come from
Is called the Midwest
lís taught and brought up there
The laws to abide
And that the land that I live in
Has God on its side
Oh the history books tell it
They tell it so well
The cavalries charged
The Indians fell
The cavalries charged
The Indians died
Oh the country was young
With God on its side
Oh the Spanish-American
War had its day
And the Civil War too
Was soon laid away
And the names of the heroes
lís made to memorize
With guns in their hands
And God on their side
Oh the First World War, boys
It closed out its fate
The reason for fighting
I never got straight
But I learned to accept it
Accept it with pride
For you donít count the dead
When Godís on your side
When the Second World War
Came to an end
We forgave the Germans
And we were friends
Though they murdered six million
In the ovens they fried
The Germans now too
Have God on their side
Iíve learned to hate Russians
All through my whole life
If another war starts
Itís them we must fight
To hate them and fear them
To run and to hide
And accept it all bravely
With God on my side
But now we got weapons
Of the chemical dust
If fire them weíre forced to
Then fire them we must
One push of the button
And a shot the world wide
And you never ask questions
When Godís on your side
Through many dark hour
Iíve been thinkiní about this
That Jesus Christ
Was betrayed by a kiss
But I canít think for you
Youíll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side
So now as Iím leaviní
Iím weary as Hell
The confusion Iím feeliní
Ainít no tongue can tell
The words fill my head
And fall to the floor
If Godís on our side
Heíll stop the next war
Bevis: "Hey Dude, Uh...you forgot to say Bob Dylan, man..."
Soccer Dad

Chambersburg, PA

#12 Mar 12, 2010
A quick "google" search of the James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles Acorn video reveals the following:

Brooklyn prosecutors cleared ACORN of criminal wrongdoing after a four-month probe that began when undercover conservative activists filmed workers giving what appeared to be illegal advice on how to hide money.

While the video by James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles seemed to show three ACORN workers advising a prostitute how to hide ill-gotten gains, the unedited version was not as clear, according to a law enforcement source.

"They edited the tape to meet their agenda," said the source.

His report also noted that the videos were doctored and misleading.

"The videos that have been released appear to have been edited, in some cases substantially, including the insertion of a substitute voiceover for significant portions of Mr. O'Keefe's and Ms. Giles's comments, which makes it difficult to determine the questions to which ACORN employees are responding. A comparison of the publicly available transcripts to the released videos confirms that large portions of the original video have been omitted from the released versions."

On December 7, 2009 an independent report by the former Attorney General Scott Harshbarger, cleared ACORN of any illegal conduct. The report found:

"While some of the advice and counsel given by ACORN employees and volunteers was clearly inappropriate and unprofessional, we did not find a pattern of intentional, illegal conduct by ACORN staff; in fact, there is no evidence that action, illegal or otherwise, was taken by any ACORN employee on behalf of the videographers."
His report also noted that the videos were doctored and misleading.

"The videos that have been released appear to have been edited, in some cases substantially, including the insertion of a substitute voiceover for significant portions of Mr. O'Keefe's and Ms. Giles's comments, which makes it difficult to determine the questions to which ACORN employees are responding. A comparison of the publicly available transcripts to the released videos confirms that large portions of the original video have been omitted from the released versions."

Harshbarger report also noted:

"Although Mr. O'Keefe appeared in all videos dressed as a pimp, in fact, when he appeared at each and every office, he was dressed like a college student - in slacks and a button down."

The report also acknowledged that ACORN had already begun to implement many of the management and oversight reforms urged by Harshbarger. The report reinforced criticism of the mainstream media's handling of the story, including the way CNN played the "prostitution scandal" videotapes over and over again. As Joe Conason reported, "... the ACORN videotapes were an exercise in propaganda not journalism."

...Looks like the Franklin County republicans have been duped...
Dan the Man

Abington, PA

#13 Mar 12, 2010
Soccer Dad wrote:
...Looks like the Franklin County republicans have been duped...
So what else is new. The Republican strategy for fall 2010 is deception of the voters. Since they have decided not to even try to govern all they have left to run on is lies and deceit.

Fortunately for the GOP, their base eats that stuff up. Their base is willing and eager to be duped, especially if it feeds their existing bigotry.
thinking hurts

Carlisle, PA

#14 Mar 12, 2010
Dear Ship,
Acorn has received 53 million dollars from federal sources since 1994. That comes to a whopping 3.31 million dollars a year. The tape, which has been heavily edited, reflects poorly on two or three individuals who have been fired.
MEANWHILE OVER AT HALLIBURTON In 2004 they were prosecuted by the fed gov for 65 million dollars in fraudulent charges for fuel delivery. They then attempted to cover up the rape and drugging of a female employee, who thanks to the Franken amendment, was able to get her charges formally heard.

Now thats something to make you sick. But of course in these days its all about selective amnesia and momentary rage. You were duped into thinking ACORN is a big deal. You were duped by the hype over the tape which you have not seen unedited and did not rise to the level of a crime.
You like being aggrieved by what the gov does for poor people. Admit it. KBR,Blackwater et al can do whatever they like and you will always give them a pass but WHOA lookout you welfare recipients and illegal aliens and community organizations cuz we are coming after you!
Libby

Frederick, MD

#15 Mar 12, 2010
The republicans should clean up their own first.
The three-story, brick townhouse at 133 C Street SE sits a half-block from the Cannon House Office Building, roughly three blocks from the Capitol ó the home-away-from-home for a regular contingent of fundamentalist Christian members of Congress, who can pray in the living room and walk to work.

The C Street Center, which owns the 1880 vintage townhouse, claims status as a church. And as with other religious organizations, the IRS takes the center's word that it is a church. As a result, the center doesn't have to file public tax returns, as most nonprofit organizations must do.

The arrangement fits the C Street Center's practically invisible public presence. But now a group of 13 ministers has asked the IRS to revoke that church status.

Their complaint, delivered to the IRS on Tuesday, says: "An organization whose chief activity is providing room and board to members of Congress is not a church." It cites a list of 15 factors that the agency considers in granting church status.

"Is there public worship?" said the leader of the group of ministers, Pastor Eric Williams of the North Congregational United Church of Christ in Columbus, Ohio. "Is it open to the public? Are there trained leaders who serve the church? C Street really has none of those marks that make it a church."
TYPICAL CHRISTIAN POLITICIAN using religion to get a break.
Dave

Chambersburg, PA

#16 Mar 12, 2010
Ship wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know about the rest of the country, but what I saw on tape was enough to make anyone sick(except you, of course). What's pathetic is that there are corrupt entities, such as ACORN, receiving funds from the taxpayers. What's great is that there are young adults who care enough to do something about this corruption and abuse.
Here is an excerpt from a DC newssource:
Mar 12, 7:05 AM (ET)
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
WASHINGTON (AP)- A group of Republican senators is questioning high salaries and expensive travel bills for executives at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, raising issues that could jeopardize millions in federal funding for the national charity.
The four senators said they were concerned that the chief executive of a charity that has been closing local clubs for lack of funding was compensated nearly $1 million in 2008. They also questioned why in the same year officials spent $4.3 million on travel,$1.6 million on conferences, conventions and meetings, and $544,000 in lobbying fees...
It's too bad we have losers who taint the good that some organizations are designed to do. I'm sure in your opinion, since it's Republican Senators investigating, they have to be wrong and I would imagine that you think this should just be pushed under the rug too?
Maybe we should rethink paying these Senators & their Staff & their travel expenses & their earmarks when their Party's administration with their yes votes ran this country 5 or 6 trillion in debt.

If there is fraud then it should be investigated but really, isn't it hypocritical?
Duh

Gettysburg, PA

#17 Mar 12, 2010
She is much more convincing as a prostitute. Has she not missed her calling?
pamale

Chambersburg, PA

#18 Mar 12, 2010
It would be nice if the PO made an attempt to be fair and even-handed. Andrea Rich takes everything this bimbo says and states it as fact, when, in fact, it is far from it - as the judicial branch has established. The PO is looking more and more like an official organ of the Republican Party. Their editorial page looks like a gulag for the lunatic right wing fringe with Reagan (no wonder his adopted father RR called him 'Schmuck') etc.

And one other gripe among many: What's wrong with Holland (or, more accurately, The Netherlands)? They have universal health care there and have not allowed their right wingers to start wars based on lies lately. They have even supported us strongly in Afghanistan, a lot more than most allied countries have.
Bond James Bond

Midland, TX

#19 Mar 12, 2010
The Acorn video has been shown to be doctored ...Giles and O'Keefe edited in new footage and overdubbed new dialogue , and never released the original tapes . That is why the Brooklyn DA found no wrongdoing with Acorn . If they are so concerned about corruption , why don't they go the offices of the National Right to Life Committee and do a hidden camera expose ...they could ask for advise on how to bomb clinics or assassinate doctors !
The bottom line , though , is that the video they did produce was phony ...so the next logical step is to INDICT them for conspiracy ! If they don't go to jail , it will be a huge mistake !
EasyToSee

Greencastle, PA

#20 Mar 12, 2010
Jake Blues and his brother, Elwood, were also on a mission from God. So was Bush when he invaded and occupied Iraq. A mission from God, how can that be wrong??
mark ott

Fort Myers, FL

#21 Mar 12, 2010
good for her. see, all republicans aren't bad people.
now, If she could only get obama and his ilk to see the light about this really stupid health care plan, we might be able to save this country. the people have spoken and they don't want this!!

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