Army of the Insane
Of all my duties here at Delta-Man probably my least favorite is trolling the liberal websites and reading their crap. I do this for two reasons: first of all so you don't have to and second, to find out what these idiots are saying and attempt to respond to their arguments in a logical manner. Now I realize that these arguments will never reach these deluded liberals since logic is a concept that's as foreign to them as responsibility. Instead I attempt to respond to their arguments because that's how normal people engage in a meaningful debate, which after all is what King Hussein Obama the First says we're supposed to be doing.
I've found that the site http://www.huffingtonpost.com is fairly representative of the far left. It features news and opinion, in a manner similar to the conservative site http://www.drudgereport.com/ . Over the last week I've noticed that while the drudgereport was filled with stories about the filmmakers disguised as a hooker and pimp who secretly taped ACORN workers advising them to break the law, the huffingtonpost was strangely silent. The earliest headline I could find on the drudgereport was on September 10th entitled "ACORN fires 2 after hidden-camera footage aired." http://www.drudgereportarchives.com/dsp/links_recap5.htm Over the past five days, this story has exploded. We've learned that these filmmakers caught ACORN employees in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Baltimore giving essentially the same advice. And in a shocking twist, the Maryland State's Attorney is considering charging the two filmmakers with illegally taping the ACORN employees. http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/09/12/maryland-may-prosecute-acorn-sting-video-makers As of this writing, the first, and only article on the huffingtonpost is an AP article reporting the New York City incident from September 14th http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/14/acorn-employees-caught-on_n_286580.html And as blogger electricflag noted in the comments to the story, it wasn't exactly on the front page:
Boy, they really buried this NATIONAL new story. I had to go through 2 secret rooms and a spiral staircase to find this one.
Ordinarily, liberal sites such as huffingtonpost can't wait to shoot their mouths off on the latest news. But in this case they were strangely silent. . http://www.ihatethemedia.com/fox-covers-acorn-hooker-scandal In this case they were following the playbook of the mainstream media when a potentially embarrassing story like this one surfaces. First they ignore the story and hope it goes away. If the story has legs, they report the basic facts but offer no opinions. Then, and only then, once they've had time to decide on the best mode of attack, they unleash a blizzard of opinions, analysis, and commentaries to explain away the embarrassing incident and/or charge evil Republicans with manufacturing the whole story because they are so mean.
Since the huffingtonpost readers didn't have a chance to comment on this ACORN story until yesterday, I thought it might be interesting to see what they had to say. After all they'd been waiting for four days, watching Fox News and the drudgereport hammer their ideological brothers at ACORN. Liberals are the master of making up excuses so I thought it would funny to read some of their more creative efforts. I was not disappointed.
Huffingtonpost blogger Eris23 represents the views of many, claiming ACORN is being tarred by the actions of a few rogue employees:
On the other, you have a demonization piece where, at best, unethical behavior by a small handful of employees is being manipulated to try and show an entire organization is corrupt. It's foolish all around.
Blogger RichPort puts his own clever spin on this argument by noting that only employees at three locations were busted:
You're right, and it's precisely this scientific sampling of ACORN's anti-American actions that make me hurl stones at every Catholic priest I see, you know, because they're obviously all molesters...
Other bloggers used the classic rationalization of pointing out that their opponents have also engaged in similar slimy behavior. In other words, who are you to criticize us? Blogger BK 1717 reminds us of recent Republican villains:
Randy "Duke" Cunningham
Do those names ring any bells?
Responding to a conservative comment that former President Bush would have also been attacked if a group he had close ties to was engaged in such behavior, blogger Blue Floyd takes it up a notch:
he was......and there was an outcry.......you don't have to imagine.
in fact, his associations resulted in actual deaths of people.
Another variation of this argument was offered by blogger Granted BKNY. His claim was that if only the liberals, who control the film industry and the news media, and are universally regarded as smarter than conservatives, had come up with this idea, they would uncover all sorts of Republican sins.
I would love an undercover video between Rush or Glenn and their accountants. I bet they are getting far better ideas on how to hide assets.
To be fair, some liberal bloggers condemned the actions of the ACORN employees which is what you would expect any decent person to do. If you take the time to watch the videotapes or read the transcripts at http://biggovernment.com/ you'll be shocked at the brazen misconduct. The filmmakers posed as an 18 year old hooker and her new pimp. They represent that they have been trying to get a mortgage for a house to use as a den of iniquity. To further complicate matters, the new pimp does not want to be directly involved in the mortgage because he has future political aspirations and the hooker wants to bring in underage girls from Central America to work for her at the house.
None of this bothers the ACORN employees. They navigate all these landmines, obvious to the admitted intention to commit serious criminal activity at this house, and suggest fraudulent ways of obtaining a mortgage. One of the New York employees even gave advice on how to hide money in the backyard so nobody could find it. (In case you're interested, don't bury the money under the dog house as they do in the movies. ACORN's advice is to mark the spot with a plant. See pages 23-24 of the transcript). As this story has developed my one thought has been, "Where does ACORN find these people?" After reading the comments on huffingtonpost, I think I know where.
Budding lawyer chrisso114, who obviously didn't read the full transcripts, claims that the ACORN employees didn't do anything wrong because it's not a crime to say you're a hooker.
so, I kep reading about "underage" hookers but only the lead scammer mentions it during the intro and it is not in the clip--it is not apparent these employees know anything other than this one scammer woman claims to be a prostitute and supposedly will have other prostitutes working in the house
where does the "underage" part come in?
seems they are only saying you really cannot fo into a bank and claim prostitution as a profession and get a loan (being factual)
and they question (not knowing) whether prostitution is legal--regardless, it seems they are trying to help the scammer hooker pretendee knowing that to turn her in would not make a difference as there is no crime in claiming to be a prostitute
you need to solicit someone
Brilliant huh? I hope King Hussein Obama the First doesn't find about this guy. He'll be his next Supreme Court appointment.
Blogger Eris23 jumps back in to the comments with the claim that the actions of the ACORN employees weren't illegal, albeit without the subtle legal analysis given above.
Newsflash. It's not illegal to get a pimp or a prostitute housing. It is only a crime to be involved in the furtherance of their criminal enterprise.
Blogger Eris23 is also known as the "slow1".
Blogger Yardley, probably a 9-11 truther, claims it's all, big shock here, a conspiracy.
This is very bad. First, I believe the Acorn workers were bought off prior to the making of the video. The payment had to be enough so they wouldn't have to worry about being fired. The way they played along with this obvious, sick halloween prank was just too well rehearsed to play to an intelligent viewer. I mean, really, you are an adult employed by a social service ageny, and two bozos dressed in lime green halloween costumes start asking you to find a child exploitation sex ring and you calmly play along with it? Bullshit. Fortunately, if felony charges do come of this, the "workers" may confess to having been paid and Faux news may find itself paying for this idiotic stunt big time.
Blogger RichPort jumps back in with a claim being made by ACORN, that the tapes have been doctored.
These tapes are as edited as P@lin's college transcript(s).
Nice touch with the Palin insult. Maybe he'll get an award for this comment like Tina Fey.
Blogger PostModernPatriot argues, in a manner reminiscent of our own The Righteous Lib, that nobody really cares about these hookers except for maybe…the ACORN employees!
Do a Google search for "Sarah Kruzan" and then come back & tell me how much our govt & our society REALLY cares about victims of so-called human trafficking. Spare me the faux outrage over this ACORN employee trying to help a supposed prostitute instead of calling the police. None of your ilk truly cares about help for the "prostitute" - except maybe these ACORN ladies at the end of the video (a little bit). This is really about trying to disenfrachise the voters who ACORN is so good at registering & encouraging to vote.
This video isn't even about "child" sex trafficking...they just tried to sneak in a reference to "young" at the end so they could smear to the nth degree.
Sarah Kruzan was a underage prostitute and victim of child abuse who was given a life sentence for killing her abusive pimp when she was 16 years old. Efforts to free Kruzan, now 28, are yet another liberal cause that a sensitive, caring human being like PostModernPatriot would take up.
Blogger assy also feels the hooker's pain.
If I were advising poor people with limited life options, I'd advise them to lie too. While it may not be admirable, I would've done the same thing the ACORN counselor did.
Blogger Brooklynbetty, who I'm sure looks nothing like the attractive picture accompanying her post, responds to assy and goes further.
I agree. Notably, no one has mentioned the part of this video where the counselor encourages the sex worker to start thinking for herself and to stop listening to her "pimp."
Classic liberal. Notice the sly substitution of the work "sex worker" for the hooker. She almost had all the letters typed in for the word "whore". Why give yourself carpal tunnel symptom?
So if you're wondering where ACORN finds these idiots who shamelessly commit fraud and engage in criminal conspiracy, now you know. They're people like chrisso114 and Brooklynbetty. Idiots like the PostModernPatriot and Yardley, Fools like Eris23, RichPort, and assy, who admitted that she would do exactly the same thing the ACORN employees did. People who are so ideologically driven, so mentally challenged that they could justify anything. These bloggers are but the vanguard of an army of the insane, people who would just be harmless clowns if it wasn't for groups like ACORN that give them the power to act on their stupid beliefs. When His Majesty talks about his civilian army of brown shirts, these people will be filling the ranks.
And you might be wondering what our King has to say about all of this trouble at ACORN? Remember, prior to His reign, His Majesty represented ACORN in the courts and has many friends actively involved in its operations today. The King has issued decrees for ACORN to work on a variety of government projects, including the upcoming census of his peasants. Surely His Majesty must have some thoughts that he wishes to read off his Tele-Prompt-Ter.
As of this writing, His Majesty has been silent, letting his, soon to be former, friends to twist in the wind. But I don't what to jump to any hasty conclusions. He might not even be aware of the whole controversy. Fired ABC news anchor Charles Gibson wasn't aware of this mess until today. http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2009/09/15/charles-gibson-totally-unaware-five-day-old-acorn-controversy-senate-vot Maybe they have more important things on their minds, like how rude Kanye West was to take the microphone away from Taylor Swift at MTV's Video Music Awards. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/14/obama-kanye-is-a-jackass_n_286623.html