“Silence is golden” – the Mafia calls its code of silence “Omertà “. Now that Obama and his Chicago crimelords have made their move to
Nevada Washington, a curtain of silence is beginning to fall over the nation’s capital.
Good Americans must speak out and not be intimidated into silence.
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We were the first to call for a Special Prosecutor to investigate Barack Obama and the Dimocrats before the Chicago infection of corruption afflicted the nation.
We repeatedly warned about the Obama multi-headed Hydra and the Culture Of Corruption in Chicago. We repeatedly warned in early December of last year that “It’s not Santa Claus coming to town. It’s Barack Obama and the Chicago Culture of Corruption setting up shop – a future newer and bigger corruption mill in Washington, D.C.”
How bad is it now? There are so many scams and flim-flams and crimes in Washington it is difficult for any citizen to keep track. Even the once reliable Friday afternoon bad news dump must be regarded with suspicion because with Obama it is always possible that the dirty scams admitted to on Fridays are mere distractions to keep the really dirty dealings hidden amidst the publicity stunt of the news dump.
Yesterday’s news dump was about a firing along with the release of a single photograph taken during the Swine Flew flight. Was this a flight for donors or other Obama friends paid for with hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars? We need to find out and for that we will need a special prosecutor because Nancy Pelosi and friends certainly will make no effort to find out.
Pelosi and the Dimocrats (the Republicans are clean on this only because they are currently powerless) will not investigate. Pelosi and the Dimocrats will not find out where the money flows to. Even as Obama broke another promise, the vow “that citizens will be able to track “every dime” of the $787 billion stimulus [sic] bill”, Pelosi and the Dimocrats will keep the silence. Obama will keep the information to himself and we won’t know which Chicago cronies get the money until it is too late.
Recovery.gov now lists programs being funded by the stimulus money, but provides no details on who received the grants and contracts. Agencies won’t report that data until Oct. 10, according to Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which manages the website.
Devaney told a House subcommittee Tuesday that it will be a challenge to have the site ready to present spending data in five months. He said after the hearing that the board doesn’t have enough data storage capacity, for example.
Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia, a Republican serving on the House Science and Technology subcommittee, criticized the administration’s decision to require reporting of only the first two recipients of stimulus spending. Broun said that means if the money goes to a state and then a city, the identities of the city’s contractors will be unavailable.
Devaney said that after the first data become available in October, the board will wait six to nine months for the White House Office of Management and Budget to issue new guidance on how far down the spending chain the money must be tracked. “I’m going to push them for as much data as possible,” he said.
Devaney’s spokeswoman, Nancy DiPaolo, said the website may not be completed until next spring.
Not enough data storage space? Obama and his henchmen think Americans are that stupid. Big Blogs will undoubtedly pretend to believe Obama and trash anyone who dares raise a question or suggest Obama call his friends at Google to ask them about data storage space.
If it is a question of a lack of money for data storage space Obama can scrimp by not wasting hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars on silly trips with his TelePrompter.
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Who knows where the money will go?. Perhaps it will go to ACORN.
Some ACORN leaders and workers are not staying silent.
Yesterday, there was a powerful interview with two former ACORNs – they are no longer nuts. These former ACORNs suggest fraud and embezzlement and other nefarious deads from the organization The televised interview followed up on this earlier news report:
The splinter group, ACORN 8, released a 24-page document Wednesday that asks federal investigators to consider fraud, embezzlement and conspiracy charges, and criminal civil rights violations relating to the embezzlement of nearly $1 million from the nonprofit’s accounts and an alleged cover-up of the theft for almost a decade.
“Moreover, due to the admission that a felony has been committed, other federal offenses may have also been committed … ,” states the document signed by 14 members of ACORN 8, including recently expelled members of ACORN’s national board of directors.
The embezzlement and accusations of voter registration fraud in at least eight states, including Pennsylvania, have cost ACORN — the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — the support of a benefactor that gave the activist group $7 million in the past decade.
The ACORN 8 complaint alleges violation of the civil rights of board members who sought to investigate the embezzlement and subsequently were removed from the board.
These valiant fighters who ask questions, and open their mouths to demand answers are not low level malcontents. The “ACORN 8” raise questions about the organization from the perspective of a fairly high level of authority:
ACORN 8 members, however, claim the embezzlement was symptomatic of deeper problems. Top staff and members of the board’s executive committee have stymied internal efforts to reform ACORN and open its operations, they maintain.
“We’re trying to officially ring the bell by notifying federal authorities,” said Michael McCray, a civil rights attorney and member of ACORN’s Washington branch who supports ACORN 8.
ACORN 8 members delivered the complaint to U.S. Attorneys’ offices in several states and the District of Columbia, seeking an investigation into the 38-year-old activist organization based on information detailed in the document, McCray said.
“We’re not trying to destroy ACORN. We love ACORN, but it needs to be reformed,” McCray said. “Members have to take control of ACORN and try to get it back on the right track.”
Some of the “ACORN 8” were national board members of ACORN:
Two members of ACORN’s national board of directors, Washington ACORN President Marcel Reid and Minnesota Chair Karen Inman, inadvertently started the ACORN 8 movement after fellow board members elected them last summer to reorganize ACORN and recommend improvements to prevent embezzlement.
Reid, Inman and six other ACORN members filed a lawsuit in Louisiana seeking access to financial records kept by Citizens Consulting Inc., the ACORN affiliate Dale Rathke headed when he stole money.
Most of ACORN’s 51-member board of directors, however, decided to drop the lawsuit.
After Reid, Inman and others continued to seek a court decision, ACORN’s executive board removed Inman and Reid from the national board. Subsequently, Inman and Reid were notified they no longer are ACORN members. [snip]
Charles Turner, a member of ACORN in D.C. for 10 years and signer of the ACORN 8 complaint, said that “everybody who knew about the embezzlement, or was in a position that they should have known about it, should be separated from ACORN.”
“I’d like to see somebody go to jail,” Turner said.
These are some very very brave women (one ran the legal arm of ACORN and the other one is still an official of ACORN because her local group persists in support of her in defiance of the ACORN National Board):
These are very brave women. Marcel Reid, who still works for ACORN as a representative of the Washington, D.C. office, makes the case that the board is a sham, that someone or something else runs the organization. We have always noticed how so many ACORN workers are African-American or minorities, yet the leadership is decidedly white. Reid and Inman also say that many people are joining the resistance movement called “ACORN 8”.
We really like and appreciate Reid and Inman because they, like us, want to “follow the money”. They have a great deal of intelligent things to say about those that are entitled and those that are too poor and don’t know any better than accept the totalitarian fear state at ACORN:
Big Media has been quiet about ACORN. The New York Times spiked a story about ACORN which was to be published before the election. The story was spiked because, according to the reporter assigned to the story, Obama might be hurt if the story was published. Obama and his henchmen have never vetted nor examined and they continue to do great harm to the nation.
A McCain campaign advertisement few saw:
ACORN is not what it pretends to be. Workers denied pay, illegal campaigning for politicians like Claire McCaskill with expenditures from a campaign reported to be for an increase in the minimum wage. We need many special prosecutors to hack away at the corruption transplanted from Chicago to the fertile swamps of Washington.
The scams will only be broken with special prosecutors and courageous voices refusing to be silent.
Silence = Death.