Thursday, February 26, 2009

Remember when we weren't ashamed of being great ???



Time to reclaim this country from the LOSERS

The Obama Road Show


Who is the bigger embarassment, the props or the president?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Obama And ACORN -

One of the more disturbing aspects of Mr. Obama’s campaign is that he sees his work with the notorious group ACORN as the zenith of his work as a “community organizer.”

From the Obama campaign, via YouTube:




‘It’s A Power Thing’

ACORN AFL-CIO CONNECTION



YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

ACORN board member Minister Hattie Daniels talks about their work to help pass the Employee Free Choice Act.

“My name is Minister Hattie Daniels. I am a member of SEIU. I am a member of ACORN. And I am a member In Faith [sic].

And with these three organizations for the last two years we’ve been getting out into the community, flying churches [sic], talking to churches. Talking to other community groups about the Employee Free Choice Act.

And I really feel – I’m really glad that this is out here because you know so many people in Arkansas [are] anti-union. And they really – I don’t know if they [are] anti-union or whether they are afraid that they’re going to get fired if they talk about a union.

So we’re just doing everything we can to get this passed so people will be able to join a union.”

As we have noted oft before, ACORN and the SEIU (the Service Employees International Union) are joined at the hip – almost literally since they regularly share the same address and phone number.

Once again, remember that ACORN is a 501c3 non-partisan “charity.”

They are not supposed to be using their tax exempt status and government funding for political purposes.

From the IRS’s Guidelines:



Political and Lobbying Activities
(Adapted from IRS Publication 1828, Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations- February 2004)

Lobbying Activity

In general, no organization may qualify for section 501(c)(3) status if a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation (commonly known as lobbying). A 501(c)(3) organization may engage in some lobbying, but too much lobbying activity risks loss of tax-exempt status.

Legislation includes action by Congress, any state legislature, any local council, or similar governing body, with respect to acts, bills, resolutions, or similar items (such as legislative confirmation of appointive office), or by the public in referendum, ballot initiative, constitutional amendment, or similar procedure. It does not include actions by executive, judicial, or administrative bodies.

An organization will be regarded as attempting to influence legislation if it contacts, or urges the public to contact, members or employees of a legislative body for the purpose of proposing, supporting, or opposing legislation, or if the organization advocates the adoption or rejection of legislation.

And yet they do so, shamelessly.

And they really – I don’t know if they are anti-union or whether they are afraid that they’re going to get fired if they talk about a union.

Never mind that “Card Check” is designed to achieve exactly the opposite effect.

Who is going to vote against the union if their vote will be known? Who wants to have their tires slashed or worse?

But ACORN claims it is just the opposite. And they play upon the ignorance of their audience.

After all, they have do the bidding of their masters in the unions and the DNC.

ACORN unplugged




How Many Did ACORN Trick Into Loans?
From an article we posted back in September, from ACORN’s website:

Our Homebuyer’s Program
Intimidating to nearly everyone, the homebuying process seems impossible to millions of low and moderate income Americans. ACORN Housing’s mortgage counseling program eases the difficulty of buying a home for those with low incomes - we’ve helped over 50,000 families to achieve their dreams of homeownership since 1986. We have also assisted hundreds of existing homeowners to avoid foreclosure and preserve their homes-including victims of predatory lending and others who’ve faced serious and unexpected financial hardships.

ACORN Housing Counselors make the homebuying process more accessible to first-time buyers. Instead of having to approach bankers or contend with brokers, first-time homebuyers can meet our counselors in the local ACORN Housing office to pre-qualify for a mortgage. If you have credit problems, you’ll learn ways to resolve them. If you don’t qualify for the program right away, you can attend our free Budget and Credit Seminar for additional help with financial management.



Counseling


As a community-based, non-profit housing counseling agency we’re here to help you choose the loan option that’s best for you. ACORN Housing’s loan counseling program is HUD certified and our services are free of charge.

As a community-based, non-profit housing counseling agency we’re here to help you choose the loan option that’s best for you. ACORN Housing’s loan counseling program is HUD certified and our services are free of charge. [sic]

We provide pre-purchase counseling for low to moderate income homebuyers. See HUD Income limits for your area to see if you are eligible.

We look at your savings and credit history to see if you qualify for a mortgage. We can help you with credit problems and to create a downpayment savings plan. When you qualify, we can help arrange a mortgage with lower interest rates, lower down payments and lower settlement costs than what banks usually offer.

Mortgage Programs

Through ACORN Housing, homebuyers can gain access to mortgage programs with lower interest rates, lower down payments, flexible underwriting guidelines and lower origination fees. With AHC, you can refinance for better terms through the innovative agreements we’ve formed with lenders.

With AHC you get:

* Lower down payments and closing costs.

* No Private Mortage Insurance.

* Banks generally require 3 months of mortgage payments in the bank at settlement.

* With our program, they don’t, which allows you to buy a home sooner.

* Most banks won’t count public assistance or voluntarily child support in determining if you’ll qualify for a mortgage.

*With our program, all steady income counts.



Can We Help You?

Please continue on with our four step Counseling program listed below to learn more about AHC homebuying services available to you.

Our Four Steps to Homeownership are:

Intake Appointment

One-on-One Appointment

Homebuyer Seminar

Pre-Approval


A triumphant February 28, 2008 press release from the ACORN website:

ACORN Housing Corporation launches non-profit mortgage brokerage
ACORN Housing Corporation launches non-profit mortgage brokerage with CitiMortgage, Bank of America, First American Title Insurance Company, and Fannie Mae to help low- and moderate-income families find safe, affordable mortgages in Florida



ACORN Housing and CitiMortgage, Bank of America, First American Title Insurance Company, and Fannie Mae announced today the launching of a new non-profit mortgage brokerage called Acorn Housing Affordable Loans, LLC, to help qualified borrowers enjoy the benefits of homeownership throughout Florida. Additional offices will be launched in other states in the coming months. The new mortgage brokerage will also help homeowners faced with resetting adjustable rates that may make their current home mortgage payments unaffordable.

Central to this new initiative are the participating lenders commitment to make their fixed price and affordable mortgage products available as one of the options for borrowers working with ACORN Housing in its target cities. Key features of the fixed-rate mortgage products being offered include:

Low downpayments


Flexible credit guidelines and income requirements including the use of non-traditional income

Competitive rates

Low fees


Trained counselors will provide borrowers with free pre-purchase homebuyer education counseling and at anytime throughout the life of the loan if some unforeseen event occurs that prevents them from meeting their mortgage obligations.

This new initiative furthers Acorn Housing’s mission to provide homeownership opportunities for all prospective homeowners by providing a network of mortgage brokers to provide borrowers with a mortgage loan suited to their individual circumstances and requirements. For further information visit our website at http://www.acornloans.org or call 1-877-631-2267.

The launching of this new mortgage brokerage is just the latest initiative by ACORN Housing to serve low and moderate-income families across the United States. Since its formation in 1986, they have counseled more than 250,000 people and helped more than 80,000 people own a home. Most recently, through its HELP hotline at 1-888-409-3557, it has been able to help more than 4,000 families avoid foreclosure and save their homes by working with more than 46 servicers.

"A key objective of ACORN Housing Affordable Loans, LLC is to expand housing opportunities," said Alton Bennett, President of ACORN Housing Corporation and the new mortgage brokerage. "This new initiative meets that objective through a focused commitment to provide low and moderate-income individuals with comprehensive advice and information that they can trust, and makes sure that they are fully informed about every aspect of this most important financial transaction. We want to help families begin building wealth today. We are very pleased with the level of commitment that CitiMortgage, First American and Fannie Mae are contributing to this effort."

"Bank of America is proud to participate in the launch of ACORN’s mortgage brokerage," said Glenda Gabriel, Bank of America Neighborhood Lending Executive. "Working with ACORN, this valuable partnership will make Bank of America’s suite of safe and affordable mortgage products more accessible to first-time homebuyers interested in achieving the American dream of home ownership."

"Over the last 12 months, we have worked diligently together to get ACORN established as a broker, provided training and support as they set up their broker operations and strategy. The launch today is a culmination of these efforts. We are proud to announce this alliance with Acorn Housing Corporation," said Danny Gardner, National Director of Strategic Markets for CitiMortgage. "In the current climate, we feel the mortgage products we are offering through this relationship will not only help first-time homebuyers looking for a home but also may help those faced with rising mortgage payments."

"First American Title has been a committed partner in the industry in serving low-to-moderate income and multicultural families in achieving the American dream of homeownership. We are happy to take another step forward with this partnership with ACORN Housing Corporation, " said Lionel Savage, Vice President for Lender Services and Industry Relations, First American Title Insurance Company. "First American Strategic Markets is fully equipped with assisting in this partnership with our multicultural escrow and closing services and tools that directly address the need for education about the homebuying process amongst the multicultural community."

"Fannie Mae is proud to work with ACORN Housing, " said Thomas Collins, Director, Single Family Business, and Fannie Mae. By working with ACORN and lenders like Citibank, we can support their efforts to expand homeownership opportunities for underserved communities at affordable price points achieve sustainable homeownership."

"Many Floridians in our circumstances are looking for a safe, affordable and good quality home and we feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Acorn Housing Affordable Loans," said Carlos Negron and his wife, Irlene Hernandez, Miami residents who are seeking to qualify for their first home through this initiative. "This is extremely exciting. We are looking forward to moving into our new home."

"On behalf of all of the participants, we are excited to get started on moving ahead with this project, said Mike Shea, Executive Director of ACORN Housing Corporation. We appreciate the opportunity to be able to serve citizens in Miami and other communities in Florida. Acorn Housing can help put Floridians in a safe, fixed rate mortgage that they can afford. We will be there for them throughout the process."

Is ACORN going to be punished for hoodwinking so many thousands into mortgages they could not afford?

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Usurping the office

Anybody who thought these issues were going to just go away are just beyond naive.



We said the court challenges would come. They have. Let the cards fall where they may.

Guitar Hero This

Imagine that





Mellow David



Whose wine-what wine?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

thought control

Obama's community organizers



Some community activists could face criminal charges after breaking into a home in Southeast Baltimore. Police were at the home Thursday night looking for fingerprints and other evidence.

The activists who staged the break-in belong to the Association of Community Organizations For Reform Now or ACORN. After snapping a lock with bolt cutters, ACORN member Louis Beverly told supporters "this is our house now."

I wonder who that masked man voted for?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Obama soup of the day

They should have named Barack Lionel
Lionel Obama

Friday, February 13, 2009

‘Not One’ Member of House Has Read $787 Billion Stimulus Bill



"What happened to the promise that we're going to let the American people see what's in this bill for 48 hours?"

I don't deserve this-Judge who violated law

Two Pennsylvania Judges Take Millions in Kickbacks for Sentencing Juveniles to Detention



"I don't deserve this. I don't think that I did that much wrong. I'm not a criminal."

Thursday, February 12, 2009

States seek to regain Sovereign Power from the Government!

By J. D. Longstreet

(AXcess News) - Lawmakers in 20 states are pushing to regain their states sovereignty from the US Government under the ninth and tenth amendments to the US Constitution!

I warned this was coming many months, even years ago. Many readers gave me grief saying that I had no idea what I was talking about, that I was blowing smoke, that I was a dumb ole redneck looking to secede from the Union. None of that was, nor is, true. The fact is that I live in the real world where people are not afraid to speak their minds.

Some months (possibly even years) back, I pointed out to readers there was information that indicated there were, at that time, 22 active secessionist movements within the United States. That information was brushed aside. So, we come to today.

Today we have lawmakers, in the state legislatures of at least 20 states, introducing bills to assist their states in re-establishing their constitutional sovereignty from the Federal Government. The federal government has just become entirely too overbearing as strong central governments always do. You might even say... as our current federal government has become.

There is an excellent article on this HERE.

Now, as an amateur historian, very amateurish, I stress, I have spent a good deal of time studying the period in the early to mid 1800's when the US had reached a point similar to the one we find ourselves at today.

You see, by 1860 the Gross National Product of the southern states of America was three times that of the northern states. The southern states were providing well over 60% of the money necessary to keep the US afloat. The US government was demanding more and more of the southern states and simply would not listen when my southern ancestors complained about it to the Congress. Finally, the southern states threatened to leave the Union and set up their own country. The US Constitution did not; repeat... did not ... forbid the secession of any state, at any time, for any reason. (The Articles of Confederation did bar secession unless all the states seceded. Not so, the Constitution which followed.)

Eleven states, plus parts of two more states, left the US and formed the Confederate States of America with a Constitution, a Congress, a President, an Army, a Navy, a Marine Corp, and a land area several times larger than that of the 13 original colonies when they left the Mother Country to form their own nation.

Unfortunately, the history of what happened next, over the next four years of war and then the abomination called reconstruction, has been rewritten to favor the Federal Government's side of the dispute and it has given a permanent black eye to my region of the country. I maintain that the south would be a separate, prosperous, country today had my ancestors not been dragged back... forced back... into the Union at the point of a bayonet... all quite illegally.

I expect that many of you will be will be surprised to learn that the Federal Government was created by the states to act as a agent of the states, taking direction from the states. That has all been changed today. Today the states take orders from the Federal Government, which was originally meant to be an inferior agency. Some people around the 50 states are beginning to wake up to this fact and when enough get riled up, there will be hell to pay... all over again.

The Ninth Amendment to the US Constitution says:

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

The Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution says:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Now, you can argue this point every which way from Sunday, and it has been. But, when the smoke clears away, the tenth Amendment makes it absolutely clear that the Federal Government is limited only to the powers granted to it in the Constitution. It says so... right there in the tenth amendment!

To see that the Federal Government has exceeded it's authority all you have to do is look around you. We, the people, are swamped with rules, and regulations, and laws handed down by the Federal Government that are smothering the states and draining our state treasuries, just as the Federal Government did before the American Civil War. It is plain to see that the states and the Federal Government are headed for some kind of confrontation ... and it won't be pleasant.

I am convinced that the Congress we have seated today, and the President in the Oval Office today, will do more to bring about the dissolution of the United States than any government since that of Lincoln in 1860. We warned, even before the President was sworn in, that his government would over-reach. They began almost immediately. The so-called "Stimulus Bill" could well be the straw that broke the camel's back. Eight states have introduced resolutions declaring state sovereignty under the Ninth and Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, including Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, and Washington (state). Some analysts expect that in addition, another 20 states may see similar measures introduced this year, including Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, Maine, and Pennsylvania. Read an article titled: "State Sovereignty Movement Quietly Growing." You'll find it HERE.

No less than James Madison, himself, one of our Founding Fathers, wrote in "The Federalist" the following: "The powers delegated to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, [such] as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce. The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people."

Interestingly, James Madison was one of the chief writers of the US Constitution. I think it is safe to take his word as an authority on what it meant.

The plain fact is... as one state lawmaker has said... the states are tired of being treated as branches of the Federal Government. The profligate spending by the Federal Government and those unfunded mandates dumped on the states are strangling the states... just as they did to the Southern states in the 1800's.

We Americans don't know our own history. America has a couple of generations of Americans who believe history started they day they were born. Those of us, who have studied the past, see the warning signs flashing all around us. We are headed for a constitutional crisis, which may tear the country apart. And I am not writing of this recession, which is nowhere near as bad as the current government would have you believe. I am pointing to a power struggle between the "creator"(the states), and the "created" (the federal government).

This Americans, who do know their history, know, all too well, that America is in another situation very similar to the one over which she fought the American Revolution and, approximately 80 years later, the American Civil War.

Am I worried? You'd better believe I am worried!

Daley mocks Obama

follow-up report

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Undercover Mosque



Undercover Mosque is a documentary programme produced by the independent television company Hardcash Productions for the Channel 4 series Dispatches which first aired on 15 January 2007 in the UK. The film caused a furor in Britain and the world press due to the content of the released footage. The documentary presents film footage gathered from 12 months of secret investigation into mosques throughout Britain. West Midlands Police investigated whether criminal offences had been committed by those teaching or preaching at the Mosques and other establishments and found that there had been insufficient evidence to bring charges against anyone featured in the documentary.

Monday, February 9, 2009