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ACORN & The Blind Pigs

By The Reverend Published: January 11, 2010

It is said that even a blind pig stumbles onto the occasional acorn under a tree. Maybe.....however, the unknown author of that line probably couldn't have imagined the likes of the blind American power pigs we would be dealing with in the 21st century.

On December 12th, I blogged about how corporate-whore media propaganda works now in America. In that post I recapped the comic book plot of ACORN entrappers, Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe. The heavily edited entrapment video ran 24/7 on FOX, who then pressured fellow corporate-whore media outlets to join in or be called "liberal".......which prompted mainstream Villagers to eagerly join in the Fox-initiated partisan caper.

Then those two very, very, solemn and deliberative bodies we call the House and Senate voted almost unanimously to defund ACORN in one of the most audacious circle jerk, knee-jerks I've ever witnessed. President Obama, like his predecessor did in the truly embarassing Schiavo saga, rushed to sign the knee jerkers defunding of ACORN bill.

In that blog I mentioned the report by former Massachusetts Attorney General, Scott Harshbarger, who concluded that ....."we did not find a pattern of intentional, illegal conduct by ACORN staff...."

That blog post generated a lot of interest. Many conservative readers still insisted, report or no, that ACORN was a criminal organization....or worse.

Now, via The Nation, comes this from the NY Times...

The controversial community organizing group Acorn has not broken any laws in the last five years, according to a Congressional Research Service report released Tuesday (Dec. 22) evening.


....the Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development, have awarded money to the group 48 times since 2005. But, in none of those instances did Acorn violate the terms of their funding, the report said.

Now we have two reports stating that ACORN has done nothing wrong....not just in the wingnut-sting saga.....but in anything they've been involved with...THE LAST 5 YEARS.

What I hadn't known previously was how high the blind power pigs had piled on ACORN.....

Acorn has been the subject of scores of investigations—a total of 46 inquiries by federal, state, and local agencies, including the FBI and the Treasury Department, and five by Congress as of October 2009, according to the report.

That paragraph burns my derrierre.

FORTY SIX inquiries.

Do you know how many inquiries or investigations are going on over never-before-ordered-by-a-president-and-clearly-illegal.....torture techniques instituted under Bush-Cheney?


That one Eric Holder-approved investigation is only looking at whether or not CIA employees EXCEEDED the Bush-Cheney ordered, John Yoo written, Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (torture made to sound like it's not). Included in the behavior not being investigated at all are such things as waterboarding, walling, deprivation (sleep, temperature), and placing detainees in coffin sized boxes. Can't investigate, can't go after anyone who used those torture techniques......only torture which EXCEEDED those already-illegal torture techniques, can be investigated.

I mention Holder's so-called investigation into torture not because it's an outlier when it comes to how America 'works' now.....but because it has become the rule. Think I'm joking? Go read this.....then tell me what you think.

What is America's new rule? The powerful and connected are above the law, never to be held accountable when they willfully and unquestionably violate American laws, (with the exception of any and all Democratic Presidents) while the non-powerful and not-connected must be investigated repeatedly, maligned, villified and slandered....even when they've done nothing wrong.

I confess, this is not an entirely new be fair, let's just call in 'enhanced.'

Now I have a special treat for my conservative friends.....not only did the Congressional investigation find no impropriety in ACORN's use of federal funds.....they also found.... instances of individuals allegedly registered to vote improperly by ACORN "attempting to vote at the polls."

Imagine that. For the past 18 months, or so, FOX and it's propagandistic Fiends have been convincing viewers that next to Bin Laden.....ACORN is America's worst enemy. Voter fraud charges have been flying all over hell, along with charges of stealing this and that election, singlehandedly and corruptly putting Obama in the White House and everything short of being responsible for manufacturing the H1N1 virus.

"no instances" where "Mickey Mouse" tried to vote were discovered. Imagine that. But the damage has been done....AND THAT WAS THE POINT from the start.....

"But what was so insidious is--once your name has been attached to a bill in Congress and you have been singled out as suspect, whether you get the federal funds or not, now you have driven away private foundation funding. That is the true harm because we have been singled out for infamy", quoting ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis.

Our American political and media rulers can't find it in themselves to "single out for infamy" those powerful enough to order the illegal and brutal torture of detainees. Our blind power-pig rulers haven't found one reason to hold conspiring, thieving banksters accountable for their evil deeds which have wrecked millions of Americans economic lives, setting the entire nation back 10 years. Those same patriotic, power-pigs....blind as bats.....couldn't stumble around enough to find the Cheney fraudsters responsible for the deaths of some 4400 U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

But those same rulers can sure as hell destroy the not-so-powerful who haven't done a damn thing wrong.....can't they?



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