Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
The essential Evil of Acorn evades me. I see occasional foolishness and idiocy, but frankly, Mike, when I look around, I can pretty much see that everywhere, and most of the time it simply isn't malicious.
I contend, Bob, that you don't see it because you don't want to see it. That's ok...plenty of other people are. ACORN has had their ties with the upcoming census severed. They have had their HUD funding erased. They have been chastised by the White House. Individual states are now in the process of eliminating all funding to ACORN. Today in the House...
The House of Representatives just voted 345 to 75 to prohibit any federal funding for the community organizing group. The vote follows on the heels of a similar prohibition added to a spending bill in the Senate on Monday, which was approved by a vote of 83 to 7
Long loathed by conservatives, the group has come under fire from both parties this week after a video surfaced showing ACORN employees offering tax advice to people posing as sex traffickers. In the House, 172 Democrats sided with all 173 Republicans voting to support the ban. All 75 "no" votes were Democrats. See the roll call here.
The vote also comes after White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said on Wednesday that "obviously the conduct that you see on those tapes is completely unacceptable." http://blogs.usatoday.com/onpolitics/2009/09/house-votes-to-cut-acorn-funding.html?csp=34
Pretty heavy-hitting for an organization engaging only in occasional bits of foolishness and idiocy, wouldn't you say? By all means, continue seeing, or not seeing, what you prefer. The old "if I close my eyes you can't see me" doesn't really fly that well.
As far as you "left-wing slant", of course you have it, as well as I have mine. I was simply trying to point out the incredible lengths you go to to validate it.
Acorn...rogue employees, not necessarily having anything to do with the administration of the company.
Abu Ghrab..rogue employees but having everything to do with the administration of the military.
Joe Wilson...must be a Republican conspiracy, in spite of the fact the Republicans condemned his actions. You paint it as an impossibility that it could have been an impromptu personal burst and find the need to tie it to some hidden Republican planned agenda. Hey, Bob, don't you think that's carrying the left-wing slant a little far. Come on, now.
You are remindful of Hillary Clinton back in the dark days of Monica, who claimed (before Bill's confession) that the entire thing was a vast right-wing conspiracy. After all of the smoke had cleared and she was asked if she felt she owed the right wingers an apology for her unwarranted accusations, she just said "Are you kidding?" and walked away. To the time of this writing, I believe no apology has ever been issued....what a surprise, no?
There is nothing wrong with slants, Bob, but to carry them to that level in which you did with Wilson doesn't make them a slant - it makes them a rant.
Health is better. Still living on pain pills with one more surgery scheduled at the end of October, but hopefully that will be the end of it. Thanks for asking...