Monday, September 14, 2009

Acorn Disemfunded?

Apparently ACORN will stop getting HUD funds. Yahoos may be in order, though we need to cut off all government funding:

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted Monday to block the Housing and Urban Development Department from giving grants to ACORN, a community organization under fire in several voter-registration fraud cases.

The 83-7 vote would deny housing and community grant funding to ACORN, which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

The action came as the group is suffering from bad publicity after a duo of conservative activists posing as a prostitute and her pimp released hidden-camera videos in which ACORN employees in Baltimore gave advice on house-buying and how to account on tax forms for the woman's income. Two other videos, aired frequently on media outlets such as the Fox News Channel, depict similar situations in ACORN offices in Brooklyn and Washington, D.C.

The pimp and ho sting videos are great for pointing out that "this is where your money goes." I think the videos speak for themselves.

One question though: how in the world could any grown adult look at these two and conclude they were, in fact, a (il)legitimate pimp and ho? I'm sorry, they would look great for a Halloween party, but I'm just plain amazed they fooled anyone. He looks like he could explain wifi to you standing at the counter at Starbucks. And she looks like you could trust her to watch your pets while you're on vacation.