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(Huffington Post)   House Republicans will vote to defund ACORN, declare war against the Nazis and repeal prohibition. Take that Obama with your Time Machine   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2013-06-04 04:50:30 PM  
Obvious fake - the Republicans wouldn't declare war on the Nazis, they would invite them over for a game of golf and some meetings to compare notes and strategies.
 
2013-06-04 04:54:30 PM  

xria: Obvious fake - the Republicans wouldn't declare war on the Nazis, they would invite them over for a game of golf and some meetings to compare notes and strategies.


Or sell the Nazi army supplies like the Bush family did.
 
2013-06-04 04:55:03 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Here's something I noticed the other day. Numerologically speaking (and of course I am speaking of a 6-point numerological scale, some people use 2 or 3 or even 4 point scales but trust me they don't know what they're doing), Acorn has a value of 306. That really doesn't mean much of anything, I'm afraid, but if you add up the value-weighted digits in 306 (3+6), you get 9. Multiply 9 by 306, what do you get?

. . .


Your best work ever.
 
2013-06-04 04:58:21 PM  
Drew needs to nuke the Politics queueueueueueue again.
 
2013-06-04 04:59:31 PM  

Kittypie070: Drew needs to nuke the Politics queueueueueueue again.


Drunk Drew Politics tab lulz day? (Y/Y)
 
2013-06-04 05:03:59 PM  

Kittypie070: Drew needs to nuke the Politics queueueueueueue again.


Damn... that was hilarious
 
2013-06-04 05:04:51 PM  

Slives: Pocket Ninja: Here's something I noticed the other day. ....

Is it possible to double or even triple Favorite somebody?


Ain't no one got time for that.
 
2013-06-04 05:08:18 PM  
But remember, both parties share EQUAL blame for the gridlock.
 
2013-06-04 05:08:37 PM  

TFerWannaBe: Pocket Ninja: Here's something I noticed the other day. Numerologically speaking (and of course I am speaking of a 6-point numerological scale, some people use 2 or 3 or even 4 point scales but trust me they don't know what they're doing), Acorn has a value of 306. That really doesn't mean much of anything, I'm afraid, but if you add up the value-weighted digits in 306 (3+6), you get 9. Multiply 9 by 306, what do you get?

. . .

Your best work ever.


My favorite part was

"2754.

OK, that's interesting by itself, but take a..."
 
2013-06-04 05:09:51 PM  
 
2013-06-04 05:11:14 PM  
Section 545 of a bill put forward the next day by Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) delves still deeper into faux certainty, extending the funding ban to "any prior appropriations Act."
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So are you telling me they're so against ACORN, they're voting to defund it in the past?
 
2013-06-04 05:14:16 PM  

ongbok: What I believe this bill is supposed to do is to prevent any federal funds from going to any group that was a subsidiary, ever affiliated, or was started by somebody that had any type of ties to the former ACORN. Basically they don't want anybody doing any ACORN type activities even though ACORN never did anything remotely wrong or illegal. Basically proving the point that they want people to remain uniformed of their rights disenfranchised.



According to TFA, the bills don't define successors--but mention ACORN by name. And your explanation is too logical. You need to think politically about this, not in terms of policy. What is happening is that current House Republicans are doing this so they are not vulnerable to any primary challengers who could "technically" claim they didn't vote to defund ACORN, therefore sozializms. Its all about protecting their own hides from their base, which is even less intelligent than they are.
 
2013-06-04 05:15:45 PM  

Pocket Ninja: You just have to know how to look.


I really really hope the GOP doesn't get their hands on you, they'd be invincible.
 
2013-06-04 05:16:29 PM  

Somacandra: ongbok: What I believe this bill is supposed to do is to prevent any federal funds from going to any group that was a subsidiary, ever affiliated, or was started by somebody that had any type of ties to the former ACORN. Basically they don't want anybody doing any ACORN type activities even though ACORN never did anything remotely wrong or illegal. Basically proving the point that they want people to remain uniformed of their rights disenfranchised.

According to TFA, the bills don't define successors--but mention ACORN by name. And your explanation is too logical. You need to think politically about this, not in terms of policy. What is happening is that current House Republicans are doing this so they are not vulnerable to any primary challengers who could "technically" claim they didn't vote to defund ACORN, therefore sozializms. Its all about protecting their own hides from their base, which is even less intelligent than they are.


It's the same "reasoning" they've used for the 40 times or so they've tried to repeal Obamacare.
 
2013-06-04 05:16:34 PM  

jake3988: So are you telling me they're so against ACORN, they're voting to defund it in the past?


That's nothing. They're scheduled to retroactively defund 1324 Planned Parenthood's and 954 NPR's back to their very founding. That should clear up the current budget deficit.
 
2013-06-04 05:18:29 PM  

Isitoveryet: Pocket Ninja: You just have to know how to look.

I really really hope the GOP doesn't get their hands on you, they'd be invincible.


I think he has a side business writing chalkboards for Glenn Beck.

Or maybe for Jon Stewart.
 
2013-06-04 05:21:50 PM  
I think when dealing with the GOP, satirical articles really ought to be required to put a black box warning at the top of the page.

Between redefunding ACORN and the Tom Alvin story I have no idea what is real and what is fake.
 
2013-06-04 05:28:29 PM  

Somacandra: ongbok: What I believe this bill is supposed to do is to prevent any federal funds from going to any group that was a subsidiary, ever affiliated, or was started by somebody that had any type of ties to the former ACORN. Basically they don't want anybody doing any ACORN type activities even though ACORN never did anything remotely wrong or illegal. Basically proving the point that they want people to remain uniformed of their rights disenfranchised.

According to TFA, the bills don't define successors--but mention ACORN by name. And your explanation is too logical. You need to think politically about this, not in terms of policy. What is happening is that current House Republicans are doing this so they are not vulnerable to any primary challengers who could "technically" claim they didn't vote to defund ACORN, therefore sozializms. Its all about protecting their own hides from their base, which is even less intelligent than they are.


FTA

Struggling with the bad publicity and loss of federal funds, ACORN dissolved in early 2010. Just to be sure, however, Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) included this language in a government funding bill introduced on May 28 of this year: "None of the funds made available in this Act may be distributed to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or its subsidiaries or successors."

Section 545 of a bill put forward the next day by Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) delves still deeper into faux certainty, extending the funding ban to "any prior appropriations Act."

In fact, ACORN has no subsidiaries, because it has not existed for three years. Neither bill defines "successors," but the broad language of the original 2009 funding ban left little room for leeway, extending to "Any State chapter of ACORN registered with the Secretary of State's office in that State," "any organization that shares directors, employees, or independent contractors with ACORN," and any organization that "employs" someone "indicted" for violations that ACORN was initially charged with.


Like I said, the specific purpose of this is to go after any group that has ever had anything to do with ACORN or is run by or has anybody employed for them that has ever had anything to do with ACORN. It is just a round about way of defunding things that they would never be able to get the votes to defund otherwise.
 
2013-06-04 05:28:42 PM  
#goodbyeGOP
 
2013-06-04 05:30:29 PM  

Pocket Ninja: OK, that's interesting by itself, but take a close look at the last two digits there: 5 and 4. Notice something? Right, they add up to 9. As do the first digits (2+7). So what we're looking at here is a triple 9 factor, a real power indicator. We need to account for that by taking a single, double, and triple 9 (9+19+27) and adding that to 2754. Total? 2808.


i.imgur.com

Your system is perfect, so to speak.
 
2013-06-04 05:35:12 PM  
These guys watch TV.  They know it isn't dead until you drive a stake through its heart.
 
2013-06-04 05:42:54 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Here's something I noticed the other day.


that was a joy to read.
 
2013-06-04 05:45:45 PM  
It's like the movie Terminator.  If they write a bill de-funding ACORNthen send the billback in time to 2007, they can change the timeline and make John McCain president. It's the only way we can prevent Judgement Day. The only problem is they took money away from the sciences, so they're having interns spin in circles in the parking lot until one of them ends up in 2007. It's not going well.
 
2013-06-04 06:02:31 PM  
Is this seriously a thing they're still-- (clicks) --this is seriously a thing they're still doing.

That's it. The GOP is trapped in a time loop. Someone go get the Doctor. It's the only way out of this shiat.
 
2013-06-04 06:11:54 PM  
These idiots should be charged with animal cruelty with how much they're beating that dead horse and f*cking that chicken. Christ al-f*cking-mighty could these clowns be any more stereotypically style-before-substance?
 
2013-06-04 06:23:00 PM  
I had some minor contact with ACORN when it existed in my area. My impression was the local group mainly focused on housing problems - e.g. helping poor people force their landlords to fix a broken toilet.

They had their focus and networked with all the other poor-aid groups (food banks, women's shelters, etc.) to come up with some help for their clients. It seems all of these other organizations could be banned for this association.

The Republican perspective seems to be that if poor people want aid organizations then they should pay for them themselves.
 
2013-06-04 06:47:11 PM  
You've finally crossed over to pants-on-head level of retarded.
 
2013-06-04 06:52:38 PM  

Sarsin: It's like the movie Terminator.  If they write a bill de-funding ACORNthen send the billback in time to 2007, they can change the timeline and make John McCain president. It's the only way we can prevent Judgement Day. The only problem is they took money away from the sciences, so they're having interns spin in circles in the parking lot until one of them ends up in 2007. It's not going well.




They could just pray themselves back in time.
 
2013-06-04 06:57:06 PM  

Gosling: That's it. The GOP is trapped in a time loop. Someone go get the Doctor. It's the only way out of this shiat.


make it the seventh doctor, so he can trick them into taking the Hand of Omega, using it, and destroying their own planet.
 
2013-06-04 07:12:41 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: TFerWannaBe: Pocket Ninja: Here's something I noticed the other day. Numerologically speaking (and of course I am speaking of a 6-point numerological scale, some people use 2 or 3 or even 4 point scales but trust me they don't know what they're doing), Acorn has a value of 306. That really doesn't mean much of anything, I'm afraid, but if you add up the value-weighted digits in 306 (3+6), you get 9. Multiply 9 by 306, what do you get?

. . .

Your best work ever.

My favorite part was

"2754.

OK, that's interesting by itself, but take a..."


Yes. That's what makes it art.
 
2013-06-04 07:50:01 PM  
Will this happen before or after the next round of Obama seizing our guns?
 
2013-06-04 07:50:14 PM  

HairBolus: I had some minor contact with ACORN when it existed in my area. My impression was the local group mainly focused on housing problems - e.g. helping poor people force their landlords to fix a broken toilet.

They had their focus and networked with all the other poor-aid groups (food banks, women's shelters, etc.) to come up with some help for their clients. It seems all of these other organizations could be banned for this association.

The Republican perspective seems to be that if poor people want aid organizations then they should pay for them themselves. vote Democrat, they must be punished.


FTFY.
 
2013-06-04 07:51:57 PM  
As long as the GOP needs scapegoats, ACORN will always be alive in their tiny little minds.
 
2013-06-04 08:02:14 PM  

Isitoveryet: Pocket Ninja: You just have to know how to look.

I really really hope the GOP doesn't get their hands on you, they'd be invincible.


Pocket Ninja is like the One Ring - he cannot be wielded selfishly. The GOP would succumb to Pocket Ninja instead.
 
2013-06-04 08:14:53 PM  

jaerik: Heron: ongbok: What I believe this bill is supposed to do is to prevent any federal funds from going to any group that was a subsidiary, ever affiliated, or was started by somebody that had any type of ties to the former ACORN. Basically they don't want anybody doing any ACORN type activities even though ACORN never did anything remotely wrong or illegal. Basically proving the point that they want people to remain uniformed of their rights disenfranchised.

Wouldn't that be a bill of attainder; a law that singles out a specific class of people or organizations for legal punishment without trial?

No, a bill of attainder is for criminal charges to deprive someone of (usually) civil rights.  Congress passes funding bills targeting specific organizations all the time.  It's called a budget.

(Note, I don't agree with what they're doing here.  Just pointing out the attainder argument doesn't work.)


Bill of Attainder doesn't apply to just criminal charges.  Similar stunts like this have been attempted and they've all been struck down as Bills of Attainder.  The GOP tried this back in 2009 and it was struck down as well.
 
2013-06-04 08:15:49 PM  
shiat like this make me feel like i should try my hand at becoming a politician. I mean, it doesn't seem like it requires a lot of work. But then i think, i would never be elected.

I believe we should legalize prostitution and help them unionize. Sisterhood of the ladys of the night we'd call it.

I would legalize pot to the same extent as alcohol.

I would cut the defense budget by 60 percent.

Finally i would push for a government takeover of the private sector and put caps on executive compensation.

So no i don't think i would get elected.
 
2013-06-04 08:20:43 PM  

timujin: Didn't they do this last session as well?  I seem to remember making fun of them for it sometime in the past year or so.


Yeah, it's like  repeating the vote to repeal the ACA. Gives the critters bragging rights back home. "I voted against/for it. Ignore the fact that we've accomplished nothing."
 
2013-06-04 08:45:23 PM  

Dimensio: Lando Lincoln: Dimensio: If ACORN really has not existed for three years, then how did Obama steal the 2012 Presidential election?

I think we need a picture of a raptor thinking about this one in order for it to be more meaningful.

[members.iglou.com image 400x400]

Like this?


Yes, that's perfect!
 
2013-06-04 08:48:32 PM  
members.iglou.com

4.bp.blogspot.com

No, no , you see, Acorn is still around, it's the liberal media and George Soros who is conspiring with fake stories about ACORN going under, when it's obvious they are stronger than even stealing elections to prop up their Muslim Kenyan socialist comrade.
 
2013-06-04 09:25:30 PM  

Lando Lincoln: I cannot believe I ever voted for a Republican in my life. I have to figure out a way to atone for this.


Not all Republicans are crazy and/or evil. I myself voted for Dick Lugar when I lived in Indiana.
 
2013-06-04 09:35:59 PM  
Diogenes: And you know what? Stupid and unnecessary habits should be broken. Not used as a justification for nonsense and a waste of legislative time.

fitting that this misappropriation of resources is coming from the Appropriations Committee
 
2013-06-04 09:58:02 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Lando Lincoln: I cannot believe I ever voted for a Republican in my life. I have to figure out a way to atone for this.

Not all Republicans are crazy and/or evil. I myself voted for Dick Lugar when I lived in Indiana.


To his credit, Dick Lugar was never a crazy woo-woo. Then the teabaggers "primaried" him. How'd THAT work out, assholes?
 
2013-06-04 10:01:47 PM  
I also heard that House Republicans are going to hold a vote to give them the authority to exhume Seattle Slew's corpse and repeatedly strike it with a cane.
 
2013-06-04 10:17:13 PM  
Pocket Ninja: huge blort of nifty stuff

*blink*

I think I just swooned
 
2013-06-04 10:23:56 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Here's something I noticed the other day. Numerologically speaking (and of course I am speaking of a 6-point numerological scale, some people use 2 or 3 or even 4 point scales but trust me they don't know what they're doing), Acorn has a value of 306. That really doesn't mean much of anything, I'm afraid, but if you add up the value-weighted digits in 306 (3+6), you get 9. Multiply 9 by 306, what do you get?

2754.

OK, that's interesting by itself, but take a close look at the last two digits there: 5 and 4. Notice something? Right, they add up to 9. As do the first digits (2+7). So what we're looking at here is a triple 9 factor, a real power indicator. We need to account for that by taking a single, double, and triple 9 (9+19+27) and adding that to 2754. Total? 2808.

Ok. Interesting, still. Let's take a closer look at this number. 2+8+10=18. We're in the second variable of our determination, which means we divide. 2808/18=156.

Now it's time to go back to our 6-scale numerology. That's the natural value of Z, but you can also get there by adding together G (42) and S (114). GS. Know anyone with those initials?

George Soros.

Now, 156 is the Zeta value, so we only use his last name. SOROS equals 516, which by itself would be fairly meaningless, but his actual name is a palindrome...aka, it's the same going forward or backward. This portents great power, so we must count his name twice, for a total of 1032. Now add Acorns' value (306) in, and what do you have?

1338.

Seem innocuous? You're forgetting to add them up. 1+3+3+8=15. So, 15. Remember that. Now add back the power number of 9, for 24. 24 is the numerological value of D, the fourth letter of the alphabet. Fourth letter, fourth month....4/15. Anything significant happen on that date? 4/15 ring a bell to you?

That's right, tax day. It's all there, subby. Acorn, George Soros, the IRS and its slowly unfolding corruption and scandal. The insidious power of groups like Acorn never goes away, subby. It's always there, waiting. You just have to know how to look.


You need to troll freeperland with this.
 
2013-06-04 11:44:37 PM  
After the session adjourned Rep. Alvin was questioned about the joint he had in his pocket and his remarks made in opposition to the bill.

"Well obviously state legislators enjoy special privileges that other people do not" he stated.



 This is satire, right?
 
2013-06-04 11:45:12 PM  
woops, wrong tab
 
2013-06-04 11:52:58 PM  
But in the fall of 2009, Congress banned federal funding for ACORN using broad language that applied to "any organization" that had been charged with breaking federal or state election laws, lobbying disclosure laws or campaign finance laws or with filing fraudulent paperwork with any federal or state agency. The funding ban also extended to any employees, contractors or others affiliated with any group so charged.

Too bad those Tea Party organizations aren't taking government money
 
2013-06-04 11:56:23 PM  

Lurking Fear: What the fark is wrong with these imbeciles? Why do conservatives think that stupidity and willful ignorance are some kind of badges of honor? Conservitards...


You know, picking on republicans these days is like picking on the slow kid in class. It's easy to do, but it's mean to make fun of the mentally slow.
 
2013-06-05 12:35:50 AM  

natazha: timujin: Didn't they do this last session as well? I seem to remember making fun of them for it sometime in the past year or so.

Yeah, it's like repeating the vote to repeal the ACA. Gives the critters bragging rights back home. "I voted against/for it. Ignore the fact that we've accomplished nothing."


right... but the ACA actually exists.  I know that there is a lot of talk about conservatives being, for the most part, stupid.  But is there anyone left out there who hears "We're defunding ACORN!" and says, "About damn time!"?
 
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