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Acorn is Horrified, Just Horrified Don't Ya Know..

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Recoil Sissy, Sep 15, 2009.

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  1. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Acorn is Horrified, Just Horrified Don

    Gentle Readers:

    The following is posted on Acorn's website. As you can see, Acorn employees are the "good guys" and they're just horrified don't ya know?

    Apparently, them tapes were all the result of clever editing by them sneaky actors.

    sissy


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    What We Are Doing
    ACORN Housing responds to recent allegations





    AHC President
    Alton Bennett
    Last week the nation became aware of video tapes made by conservative activists targeting Acorn Housing Corporation (AHC) field offices across the country. Offices of a partner organization, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) were also targeted. A secret camera was used to record informal conversations in the offices. Four of the employees seen in the tapes, from two offices, are AHC employees. They are observed responding to the actors inquiries about ways to hide a prostitution business.

    We were horrified, as I am sure that many of you were, when we saw the video. While no transaction took place in this incident - no client files were created or billed, no loan documents were signed or submitted, no bank loans were arranged - this is not how we behave. The employees might not have broken any laws, but they violated the moral and ethical standards that we have set for ourselves.

    We have fired or suspended all of the employees that appear in the tapes and have transferred their client files to other offices. We have suspended all housing counseling work in the DC office until we conduct a thorough investigation of that offices activity.

    While nothing excuses how a handful of our staff responded, we will use these incidents as an opportunity to insure that AHC operates according to the highest moral and ethical standards. We are taking steps to make sure that all employees know and understand the organization's standards, the behavior demanded by those standards, and the procedures and policies we have in place to enforce them. We are instituting an expanded series of mandatory trainings on ethical standards and behavior. We are initiating a thorough review of our existing policies and procedures.

    Having said that, we won't let the behavior of a few employees, out of the hundreds we have nationwide, be used by those with a political agenda to either define us or distract us from our mission. These videos do not show the offices where the activists were turned away. In Philadelphia we called the police (police report attached).


    Executive Director
    Michael Shea
    While we do not excuse the unethical behavior of the AHC employees captured on tape, we think it important that you are educated about the activist who carried out the sting. Dianne Quest, of Planned Parenthood, provided us with the following description of that group's experience: "O'Keefe (the activist) has a sordid history of preying on receptionists and other front-line service workers for respected organizations. In 2008 he pulled a similar stunt on Planned Parenthood when he and another female colleague secretly recorded phone conversations with staff who handle fundraising calls at a few of the organization's affiliates. During the calls, O'Keefe pretended to be interested in setting up funds for low-income women in need of health care. Once the conversation hit a comfortable stride, O'Keefe would change his tune and explain, in explicit language, that his real intent was to target women of color in an effort to control minority populations. The audio recordings were edited in an attempt to make it appear that Planned Parenthood was complicit in accepting donations for racist purposes. O'Keefe's intent then, as it is now, was to entrap an organization whose mission he is ideologically opposed to, and masquerade his efforts as investigative journalism rather than the propaganda videos they are."

    Our mission - to make the American dream of home ownership available to everyone who wants it and to keep people in the homes they already have - has not changed. We are proud of the work we do. The numbers back us up. In the last 18 months, we have helped over 50,000 families in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure, with over 80% of those having low and moderate incomes. Since we started in 1986, we've assisted over 110,000 families to get mortgages and buy their first homes. We've provided mortgage counseling to at least 350,000 families. We have provided foreclosure prevention counseling to at least 26,000 people. Thats the ACORN Housing story.

    With your support, we are staying focused on our business of getting and keeping housing for low and moderate-income families. But we take our mission and work too seriously to not take action when we learn we need to improve. We will soon reach out to you and our other partners to answer any questions you may have and to solicit your input on what else we can do to become better.

    Finally, on behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of ACORN Housing Corporation, we would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who has offered words of encouragement and support over the last few days.
     
  2. H82MIS

    H82MIS TS Member

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    Please take 30 minutes of your time and read the link above. It will explain a lot of what we're up against with o'numbnuts and his crew,,,There is also a little tidbit about John McCain that you all should be aware of...Thanks
     
  3. Paladin

    Paladin Well-Known Member

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    Typical slick willie tactics,,,attack the attacker.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, today's liberal, or liberal entity, has learned very well from the former liar in chief, slick willie.. Status in the dumocrat part is achieved by lies and deceit. Slick willie is just one example. Mrs slick is another..


    Hussein is UNABLE to fill his appointments because they are all tax cheats, or dishonest..Period...
     
  4. Jerbear

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    More video to come on Sean Hannity tomorrow night. Next one down by the boarder.


    Jerbear
     
  5. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Now to the TRUTH! ACORN is horrified, yes. Horrified at losing the census.

    Horrified at the Senate pulling their free money stream from us taxpayers.

    And I'll bet they will be horrified when a few of the higher ups get to be cellmates with Bubba.

    HM
     
  6. timberfaller

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    Hey, where is Charles, Zara, Dabhad and the others?

    I thought after reading their post on other thread they would have jumped on this one!!
     
  7. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    timberfaller:

    I found it interesting that the seven senators who vote against cutting Acorn's federal funding (Senate amendment 2355 to H.R. 3288) included Chicken Dick Durbin and his feckless sidekick Mausoleum Burris. As our very own keeper of political virtues (Zara) has noted, Chicken Dick and the junior stooge from Illinois, aren't Chicago kind of politicians.

    Just for fun I googled the Chicago office address of Acorn Housing Corp (ACH). ABC's "news" anchor Charles Gibson hasn't heard anything about it but the ACH offices in Baltimore, D.C., and New York, et. al. are units of the Acorn affiliate that has gotten so much recent attention for fullfilling their apparent mission statement of promoting brothel creation, tax evasion (now there's something unusual in the Obambi administration) and facilitating predatory sexual exploitation of underage illegal immigrants.

    But I digress...

    The ACH Chicago office is located at 209 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicken Dick and Mausoleum Burris have offices at 230 S. Dearborn. That's about 3 1/2 blocks or a five minute walk apart. I'm sure that proximity and the pro-Acorn funding vote is just a cooincidence. OTOH, maybe ACH already established a brothel in the 200 block of Dearborn.

    Stump jumper, sissy
     
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