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jrsimplot wrote:
The Black Panthers are a proud civic organization, and those guys had to be acting on their own.

It doesn't matter if they were acting on their own or as part of the Black Panthers - they should have been prosecuted! What kind of message is this sending to America, that its ok to intimidate voters? I don't care what color you are or who you are, YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO INTIMIDATE VOTERS! Its a slap in the face that this was dropped. Have you viewed the video Jr? Tell me you would feel comfortable going to vote with that type of "patrol"? And don't accuse me of being racist, it has nothing to do with their color and everything to do with their demeanor and oh yeah, the nightsticks!!

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Just curiious, why were charges dropped?

JR I have a funny feeling that a lot of your stuff is tongue in cheek?

A little closer look at Acorn hoopla seems to indicate a new right wing coordinated campaign.

http://www.newshounds.us/2009/06/01/bill_oreilly_and_glenn_beck_calling_...

http://www.newshounds.us/2009/05/30/oreillys_acorn_interview_was_he_a_wu...

http://www.newshounds.us/2009/05/28/oreilly_and_beck_we_dont_know_if_aco...

Nice to have someone take a day to day look at the Fox propaganda machine, I should have looked here to begin with.

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OK, maybe calling them a "proud civic organization" was a little over the top. But I'm sure you'll agree that you can't condemn an entire organization based on the actions of a couple individuals.

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They were in uniform, so its safe to assume they were representing their "organization."

Fine, then don't condemn the organization, but the individuals intimidating voters should still be help accountable. Don't you agree?

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acorn is starting to resemble so many of the other "ngos" ( non governmental organizations) found in africa, who have lots of funds from europe and the US, and by directing these fund to political aspirants and appointees, try to effect change in or directly affect policies (often related to hunting and conservation) (why this isn't considered bribery for it is) to the detriment of the animals considered and the free right of local government to do as it feels right. so you get a minister in windhoek who gets money from the cheetah lovers and he keeps the cheetah on the cites II list so they cannot be imported into the US, but can be into europe. the farmers killl all the cheetahs as calf killers, and there is more threat to the cheetah than if they could be hunted and imported into the US. the same occurs in tanzania and this is why kenya is in such dire straits as to their animals. acorn is doing the same thing to a legal and used to be trustworthy election system. sure corruption took place, but this raises it to a new level. acorn should not receive one cent of money from the government. if they are so hot to enroll voters, do it as volunteers. Brick Wall,)

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Apparently ACORN has friends in Washington. DOJ just spiked Georgia's efforts to verify voter citizenship. There's a reason Obama chose to invoke Cesar Chavez during his campaign by stealing Chavez' "Si se puede" motto and turning it into "Yes, we can."

Well...they are.

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/jun/01/us-voting-checks-060109/

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