links for 2009-09-16

Published by Waldo Jaquith

Waldo Jaquith (JAKE-with) is an open government technologist who lives near Char­lottes­­ville, VA, USA. more »

7 replies on “links for 2009-09-16”

  1. All this attention to ACORN has been interesting to watch. My first interactions with ACORN took place in the early 90s, and they were definitely aggressive in their mission (read: not so concerned with the rules as the results). Not my style, but I appreciated the motivation. A few years later, I had a chance to see them from another perspective, and lost all respect for their national management (a fair bit of fraud, for personal gain, was involved, and ridiculous commingling of funds for political purposes was publicly exposed). In fact, if you’d asked me about ACORN anytime until last year, I’d probably have started with some profanity-laden tirade about ruining it for the rest of us. But now? These morons who haven’t the first clue about what workaday ACORN employees do have me smiling at stories like those in this link.

  2. Another priceless Bush article! I loved: “Look, I know this probably sounds arrogant to say,” the president said, “but I redefined the Republican Party.” I love when people preface statements like that. It’s hilarious!

  3. So the pimp in the ACORN videos. . .I lived with him two summers ago when I was working in Arlington. The kid scares me. He was the douche that went into Planned Parenthood clinic with his “15 year old girlfriend” who was trying to get an abortion. He later went to planned parenthood wanting to donate money to be directed to minorities because there are too many of them. When he was at Rutgers, he got fired from the school paper, so he setup a conservative paper that hosted affirmative action bake sales, protested the presence of Lucky Charms cereal in the cafeteria as offensive to the Irish, and published the Muhammed cartoon. The guy is such a nutjob that he got fired from the freaking Leadership Institute for being too extreme.

    Oh, and he never washed his dishes. Ever. But he has enabled me to definitively win every “worst roommate” contest I’ve ever been in.

  4. I guess that just makes the Acorn folks look all the worse… and to think anyone would have fallen for that.

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