Friday, September 18, 2009

Gelding the Acorn

The left is like a battered wife who cringes every time her husband raises his hand instead of planting her toe in his balls. The latest example of this is the flap of the community organizing group Acorn.

The scenario was simple: two right-wing bloggers posing as a prostitute and her pimp visited various Acorn offices and sought advice on opening a whorehouse to be stocked with underage Salvadorian girls smuggled into the country.

Acorn employees then counseled them on how to do so,

The whore’s pimp secretly taped the sessions and posted them on the internet as stimulants to give Glen Beck’s unstable mind another excuse to go over the edge. All hell broke loose as the Senate, that hotbed of integrity and moral propriety, voted to cut off the group’s HUD funding. The Census Bureau scraped plans to use Acorn volunteers to help in the 2010 census.

I actually watched couple of the tapes and found them a little suspect.

Let’s start with the kiddy whores. During the sessions, the audio quality on the tapes is very poor; at times it’s difficult to make out what is being said, though it is obvious that the prostitute wants to set up a brothel. However, whenever the discussion turns to the underage prostitutes, it is the man who is speaking and his voice comes through loud and clear as if (dare I say it) it was dubbed in after the fact.

In an interview with Juan Carlos, identified as an immigration consultant, the tape ends the second the pimp mentions underage hookers. Carlos could have thrown them out of his office, but we’ll never know.

But that’s minor stuff. Let’s get to the real scandal, Acorn advising the two how to evade taxes and set up an illegal whorehouse.

O, the horror of it!

If advising a client how to evade taxes were a sin, every tax lawyer and accountant would e burning in hell, along with their wealthy clients. If aiding and abetting illegal activities were a sin, the Pentagon and all its employees would be relocated to Dante’s ninth circle.

But, hypocrisy has never been a problem for the right. Its minions bray their moral outrage over a set of very questionable tapes while popping pain pills and setting up appointment with their favorite call girls.

The real cause of the right’s “moral outrage” is a renegade community organization that has been successful in aiding and abetting bottom-up democratic activity. That’s their real sin, and that’s why the right has been gunning for them.

Even as our lapdog Senate votes 83 to 7 to cut off their HUD funding, the left sits on its hands and raises not a peep. How much abuse does the left intend to take until it plants its toe in the right’s balls?

3 comments:

Suzan said...

What I really enjoyed while viewing this brou-ha-ha made up by the Beckian Brigade ("Lead Us To Stoopid!") was how the Congress (supposedly full of intelligent people) jumped obediently through their hoops.

Ha ha on us!

It was coming.

Now it's here.

Thanks for your timely coverage.

S

P.S. "Be sure they spell our names right!"

But, hypocrisy has never been a problem for the right. Its minions bray their moral outrage over a set of very questionable tapes while popping pain pills and setting up appointment with their favorite call girls.

Case Wagenvoord said...

It always amazes me what the right is able to get away with without being called out on it.

TAO Walker said...

To borrow from H.L.Mencken: Nobody ever lost political points overestimating the amount of "abuse...the left" is willing to put up with. As for their neo-CON abusers "balls," they're tucked tightly into their plutoligarch owners' pockets....just like those of their neo-lib foils.

Too bad so many otherwise smart people remain so reluctant to see the shell-game for the absolutely no-win scheme that it is. It keeps them doubling-down on bets that've been lost all along, instead of cutting those losses and getting together in the viable alternative.

Try the Tiyoshpaye Way, tame Sisters and brothers.

Hokahey!