Santa Monica, California, USA
RE: "As far as ACORN as an organization goes, where investigations of them are now being conducted in 12 States, and where Obama's lawyers are busy trying to impede those investigations, where there is smoke, there is usually fire."
Once again I suggest that "investigations" are just that. Your posts have yet to offer ANY reference to ANY indictments etc, ever, of ACORN the Organization, let alone indictments or trials or convictions of any ACORN employees beyond the eight already granted.
And I'm sorry, but the posts offer no FACTUAL EVIDENCE at all to support the notion that Obama's "lawyer's" are impeding anything. Show me data, FACTS, and I'll happily change my mind. Really!
Anyone can accuse anyone of anything, though they best have their facts straight before they go to court. Makes life easier.
Any legally entitled organization from our friendly local police forces, through any city's Animal Abuse Units to the FBI and the CIA and the Treasury Department and on and on, can investigate any complaint against possible illegal activity made against anybody or any organization if they choose to. An "investigation" does not presume or even imply guilt.
Since ALL "investigations" of ACORN the organization have failed, so far to result in any court action in any arena, best one can say is "where there is smoke, there is smoke." And, truly not meaning to insult anyone personally, and you in particular, we all know where a lot of smoke gets blown.
I don't expect anyone or everyone to agree with ACORN's positions or legal tactics. I do hope people will look at facts.
MIKE: Aw, you caught me out, sort of, on Rush Limbaugh. I don't care about him personally one way or the other except as a fellow human being, and certainly don't wish him personal ill or harm. On the other hand, I think he's an obnoxious, hate spewing scoundrel who is entitled to be obnoxious and spew hatred. You can quote me back on the free speech whenever you want.
Howard Cosell and Don Imus were kicked off the air after making inadvertent "racist" remarks. They were kicked off the air by their employers, not the government. It's not a trivial distinction.
In the middle of the "Great Depression," Woody Guthrie wrote a patriotic folk song with the lines "There's a-better times a'comin, can't you see, see, see! There's a-better times a'comin', can't you see?"
Of course, he wrote it in 1933 and was off by about ten years. I don't expect the Democrats will turn the economy around in 90 days, but hey, it's all historically cyclical. Let's hope for a shorter cycle than the last time!