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Kick ass and take names.

This one has a link to the ACORN Action Center at the end so people can take action to stop the smears and make sure that everyone who is eligible can get to the polls on Election day.

The other one is over 60,000 views and was the 71st most viewed video on all of YouTube on Wednesday October 21 and the 3rd most favorited in the News and Politics section.

Take a minute and change your link to this one instead so people can fight back as well as learn the truth.

Kick ass and take so very many names.

Who is that handsome devil?


Kick ass and take names

Nice to have a big gun on your side...

Conyers Questions ACORN Leak

(Washington, D.C.) — Today, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) released the attached letter  
questioning today's leaked report of a nationwide investigation into activities of the ACORN organization.  The full text of the letter is  

October 16, 2008

The Honorable Michael B. Mukasey                            
TheHonorable Robert M. Mueller
Attorney General of the United States
Federal Bureau of Investigation
U.S. Department of Justice                                            
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW                          
935 Pennsylvania  
Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20530                                                
Washington, DC  20535

Dear Mr. Attorney General and Director Mueller:

             It is with shock and disappointment that I read today's  
Associated Press report that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has  
opened and leaked an investigation into whether ACORN, a longstanding  
and well regarded organization that fights for the poor and working  
class, is involved in nationwide voter fraud.

             As an initial matter, it is simply unacceptable that  
such information would be leaked during the very peak of the election  
season.  Such leaks of information about ongoing criminal  
investigation matters are always inappropriate, and likely violate  
the provisions of the U.S. Attorney manual governing release of  
information about ongoing investigations (and which, in any event,  
would require approval from the responsible U.S. Attorney or  
Department division before release1).  More significant in this case,  
however, they also run afoul of valuable  Department traditions  
regarding the need for cautious and sensitive handling of election-
related matters during the run up to voting (or, as here, while early  
voting is underway).  Indeed, I note with dismay that this sort of  
release likely would have violated the traditional principles stated  
in the Department's Election Crimes Manual, such as the requirement  
that prosecutors "must refrain from any conduct which has the  
possibility of affecting the election itself," and that "most, if  
not all, investigation of an alleged election crime must await the  
end of the election to which the allegation relates," but those  
provisions were removed by the Department in May 2007 as the U.S.  
Attorney controversy was unfolding and it was learned that former  
U.S. Attorney Brad Schlozman had apparently improperly brought  
enforcement action against ACORN volunteers during the run up to the  
2006 national elections.

             Moreover, this news is all the more troubling in light  
of the proven wrongdoing at the Justice Department in the United  
States Attorneys scandal.  As you are aware, there is extensive  
evidence that political operatives improperly pressured United States  
Attorneys to investigate and prosecute spurious claims of vote fraud  
in close proximity to an election.  When some did not, they were  
terminated.  Thus, one must view the timing of this extraordinary  
leak with added suspicion, given that it comes less than 24 hours  
after the Republican Presidential candidate raised these allegations  
in a nationally televised debate.

              I know that it has become a right-wing cottage industry  
to cry wolf over alleged "voter fraud" during an election season  
(only to have such claims evaporate after the election has  
concluded).  Indeed, using superlatives that would make P.T. Barnum  
blush, Senator John McCain, the Republican Presidential candidate,  
said in the debate last night, that ACORN "is now on the verge of  
maybe perpetuating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in  
this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy."  One would  
hope the Justice Department and FBI would more skeptically examine  
such sensational accusations than some cable news outlets.  And this  
is particularly true where the allegations, even given their fullest  
reading, simply do not support such alarmist and unreasonable claims.

             The facts as I understand them are these.  A  
longstanding and well regarded organization that fights for the poor  
and working class has come under partisan fire for its voter  
registration acitvities.  This organization has registered more than  
one million voters.  There are allegations that some paid workers  
essentially cheated ACORN by filling out registration forms with  
bogus names and incorrect information.  This of course would have  
harmed ACORN since ACORN pays to register potential voters, not  
phantoms, but – critically – does not deprive any person of their  
own right to vote or result in any unauthorized or fraudulent votes  
being cast.  As one expert in this field has explained, "Mickey  
Mouse may show up on a registration list, but he's not likely to  

             Furthermore, despite a long  partisan campaign to stir  
up fears regarding so-called "voter fraud,"  they have been unable  
to produce any credible examples of meaningful fraudulent voting that  
could have a tangible impact on any election.  Just this week, in  
fact, the Republican Governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, said - with  
respect to his state - that such allegations are "less than is being  
discussed" and ascribed these types of allegations to "some who  
enjoy chaos."  Similarly, the Republican Secretary of State has  
indicated that he does not believe that ACORN is engaged in  
systematic voting fraud.  Indeed, such allegations repeatedly  
dissolve under fair scrutiny.2

             At the same time, numerous allegations have emerged that  
political operatives are engaged in supression of eligible voters and  
this activity has apparently failed to receive the intense attention  
that the federal government is now reportedly devoting to ACORN.  For  
example, there are reports that the chairman of the Republican Party  
in Macomb County, Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state,  
has planned to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from  
voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP's effort to  
challenge some voters on Election Day.  Additionally, the Columbus  
Dispatch reports that the Ohio GOP in Franklin County,  "has not  
ruled out challenging voters before the election due to foreclosure-
related address issues."3

             Accordingly, I condemn the leak of this sensitive  
information and remind you both of your and your agencies'  
obligations to handle election-related matters in an appropriate and  
non-political matter as the election season proceeds.  In addition,  
please let me know no later than Thursday, October 23, 2008, if the  
release of information and all other actions taken regarding this  
investigation are consistent with the US Attorneys Manual and the  
Election Crimes Manual and, if not, what action has been taken in  
response.  Please direct your response to the Judiciary Committee  
Office at 2138 Rayburn House Office Building (tel: 202-225-3951, fax:  


John Conyers, Jr.

I didn't know that getting poor people to vote was a Federal case, but apparently I live in something called the 21st century and the Bush Justice Department lives in the 1880's...


Officials: FBI investigates ACORN for voter fraud


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is investigating whether the community
activist group ACORN helped foster voter registration fraud around the
nation before the presidential election.

A senior law enforcement official confirmed the investigation to The
Associated Press on Thursday. A second senior law enforcement official
says the FBI was looking at results of recent raids on ACORN offices
in several states for any evidence of a coordinated national scam.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Justice
Department regulations forbid discussing ongoing investigations
particularly so close to an election.

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, says
it has registered 1.3 million young people, minorities and poor and
working-class voters - most of whom tend to be Democrats.

Republican accusations about the group were raised during Wednesday's
presidential debate between Democrat Barack Obama and GOP candidate
John McCain.

Some ACORN employees have been accused of submitting false voter
registration forms - including some signed `Mickey Mouse' or other
fictitious characters.

Those voter registration cards have become the focus of fraud
investigations in Nevada, Connecticut, Missouri and at least five
other states. Election officials in Ohio and North Carolina also
recently questioned the group's voter forms.

ACORN has said the "vast majority" of its workers are conscientious,
but some might have turned in duplicate applications or provided fake
information to pad their pay. Workers caught submitting false
information have been fired, ACORN officials say.

ACORN says laws in a number of states require it to submit all
registration cards it collects even dubious ones, so its workers
segregate applications with missing, suspicious or false information
and flag them so state election officials can quickly check them

Blow GW


Posted on 2008.10.15 at 11:23
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Keith Olberman and Rachel Maddow get it right on ACORN.

You can find out the real truth here: The Real ACORN.

Here's Keith.

Here's Rachel.

Kick so much ass and take so many names.

Blow GW

ACORN is Now Officially The Worst Organization In America

Posted on 2008.10.10 at 11:46
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McCain attacks us via his new web ad.

This is complete garbage, of course and ACORN will have a response site up over the weekend.

But, for now, enjoy the lies.

Kick ass and take so so many names!

Blow GW

Brave New Films

Posted on 2008.10.06 at 11:46
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I have now traded e-mails with Robert Greenwald.

That's got to be worth some progressive street cred.

Because, you know, it's all about me.

Here's the latest John McCain video from Brave New Films:

Whee! Now it gets really fun!

Kick ass and take names.

Blow GW

15 Minutes Starting Now

Posted on 2008.10.02 at 09:38
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I opened up my LA Times today to the Metro section to see an in-your-face head shot of... smyley!

It's a piece on how folks are using You Tube to fight the fight over CA's Proposition 8, which would create a Constituional amendment to strip queer folk from the right to marry.

You can read it here. Unfortunately without the cool picture.

And, for your viewing pleasure, I'm replaying one of his videos on the subject.

Kick Ass And Take Names

Blow GW

Wingnuts Heads Explode!

Posted on 2008.09.30 at 17:55
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How To Tell If You Are Doing A Good Job

The right wing falls over itself to link you with everything bad, including the finanical meltdown and undermining the integrity of elections.

Latest exhibit: http://stopacorn.org/, a project of NetRightNation.

Best example of crazed insanity:

In response to ACORN’s nationwide track record of voter fraud and coercive high-risk loan activities, StopAcorn.org is calling upon President Bush to take the following actions:

Direct the Secretary of State and the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency to investigate the efforts of ACORN International in efforts to undermine democratically elected governments and to determine the full extent of the relationship between ACORN and ACORN International with the governments of Cuba and Venezuela.

What. The. Fuck?

Cuba and Venezuala? The Director of Central Intelligence?

I want what they are eating for breakfast because it it working way better than my homemade granola and yogurt.

Kick Ass and Smoke A Cuban Cigar That I Bought At A Citgo Station In Caracas.

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