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ACORN Demands More Mortgage Cash

From the very discreet Associated Press:

Protesters demand mortgage help from loan firms

June 30, 2009

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Protests are planned in more than a dozen cities across the country to demand that a group of mortgage companies who benefited from federal bailout money participate in a government program designed to prevent foreclosures.

The protesters want the companies to sign on to the Obama administration initiative called "Making Home Affordable." The administration estimates it could help up to 9 million financially troubled homeowners stay in their homes.

Rally organizers say about 80 percent of eligible loan companies are participating already.

The protests are scheduled Tuesday in 14 cities, including Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston, Los Angeles and Miami. They’re organized by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, also known as ACORN.

This AP article has only been picked up by a handful of local media outlets.

Despite their very professional ‘press announcement’:

Why is that?

Meanwhile, here is another Associated Press story that is also only being carried by a the smallest local news sites:

Sixth Ex-ACORN Worker Will Face Trial In Pa.

June 30, 2009

PITTSBURGH — A sixth former ACORN worker has been ordered to stand trial on charges of illegally filling out voter registration cards in the months before the 2008 general election.

Allegheny County prosecutors said 20-year-old Eric Jordan, of North Braddock, tried to meet an alleged quota by submitting his own registration three times, changing his address or party affiliation.

But District Judge Richard Zoller told prosecutors at Jordan’s preliminary hearing Monday that they should be prosecuting local ACORN officials, not the workers.

ACORN officials have denied using quotas to motivate registration workers, who were paid about $8 to $10 an hour, since its workers were charged in May.

The district attorney’s office said its investigation of local ACORN officials "remains open and active."

Never mind that we have also never heard about the trials of former ACORN workers 1 through 5.

Remember when our watchdog media used to pretend to care about the sanctity of the vote?


Some further elucidation from the Phoenix Business Journal:

ACORN presses Goldman Sachs, Barclays, American Home for mortgage modifications

Phoenix Business Journal – by Mike Sunnucks

The ACORN housing and community activist group is pressuring American Home Mortgage Corp., IndyMac Bank successor OneWest Bank and mortgage arms of Goldman Sachs & Co. and Barclays PLC to increase aid to distressed mortgage holders and participate in federal programs offering incentives for such actions.

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, launched a campaign Monday criticizing the four lenders for not doing more to help with refinancing and modification of distressed mortgages.

The Phoenix housing market has been one of the hardest hit by the real estate slide and has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the U.S.

ACORN will hold rallies Tuesday in cities including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. None have been set yet for Phoenix.

ACORN is one of the nonprofit agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help homeowners refinance and modify troubled mortgages. The group has stirred controversy with its voter registration drives, political advocacy and links to President Barack Obama.

Why doesn’t Mr. Obama just lean on his Goldman Sachs buddies?

His cabinet is chock full of them.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

16 Responses to “ACORN Demands More Mortgage Cash”

  1. Confucius says:

    Good thing these barbarians are in charge of the census, eh?

    What is it with activists and bullhorns?

  2. proreason says:

    Despite the best efforts of AcornObamyDroolerSoros, rational middle class culture stands strong.

    Migration is well under way from the rotting idiot coasts to the Southwest and allied islands of sanity.

    Within a few years, the rational part of the continent will be able to restore a country where people who believe in God, morality justice, and the Constitution will carry on the American tradition. The diseased shell of the coast will remain to simmer in its own excrement.

    Knowing that, we will see more frantic efforts by the haters and destroyers to create chaos of all sorts, fincncial, social, business.

    Expect ACORN, the media, Congress, and the universtities to continue to up the ante as they see the producers flee from the cesspools they have created. At the bleeding edge, note that you can buy a house in Detroit for $100. No takers. Just behind is California, collapsing under it’s own weight. As more and more producers take to the hills, that state is only months from a catastropic event.

    Red-state America welcomes the newcomers.

  3. Reality Bytes says:

    Could be worse, you could be married to her. bullhorn and all.

  4. Yarddog1 says:

    Pro – you are correct, producers are fleeing and perhaps one day order will be restored. However, at my age I’ll never live to see it. It saddens me to see our once great and proud nation deteriorate into chaos thanks to the sub-humans, entitlement crowd and power hungry politicians. I ponder – to what end? Why destruction? I remain convinced that we will see great social disorder, violence and possible revolution. We will be called upon very soon. The beast is upon us and he is very hungry.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      I couldn’t agree with you more Yarddog1. I, too, will probably never see the restoration of our once mighty Nation of Goods and Trades.
      It is because of the lazy asses who demand and get everything given to them on the taxpayers that we have been driven into disrepair and as you can PLAINLY see from the above photo……..they demand more!

    • jobeth says:

      In a lot of ways I think what’s happening is a lot harder on us older people. Because we remember the strong and moral America. We worked for it and it served us well. It’s painful to mourn this loss.

      The younger “gimmie” crowd are so clueless they don’t see what is coming and can’t fathom how easily they are losing it. They’ve always had it…it will always be there in their eyes.

      There is still a chance to save America but everyday it seems like something else crops up to shock us and even suprise us.

      Just keep on praying for the blessings God once bestowed to this country be continued.

  5. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    ACORN demands more money? How much more do they need? Corrupt, power driven people have an appetite like the open grave. Never satisfied but always wanting more.

    ‘The beast is upon us and he is very hungry’,…Some will do what it takes to keep the beast at bay. While the much more bold people of action will slay the beast and raise it’s head on the end of a lance.

  6. MinnesotaRush says:

    Somebody needs to tell these folks to st down and shut up!

    Don’t pass go. Go directly to jail.

  7. VMAN says:

    It would be nice to see some good hard working upstanding citizens meet these ACORN creeps and block their protests. Oh wait I guess they’d be working.

  8. GL0120 says:

    I read where Bawney Fwank also wants more low income mortgages to be made, is he currently traveling the Hershey Highway with someone from ACORN?

  9. bill says:

    They already tried this in Zimbabwe … Now about 10% per year starve. These stupid people think people with brains are going to work to give them free stuff. Need to think that through a little more.

    • Yarddog1 says:

      Yes, Bill – I have wondered how long it will take for the scale to tip and for “us”, the real people paying the bills, to just stop paying. Then these worthless turds will have no idea how to take care of themselves other than by force. Generations of this crowd have lived off the dole for so long they have no idea how to survive. They can’t or won’t work, they produce nothing but drivel, they expect others to take care of them and they certainly couldn’t grow their own food. Some of my liberal acquaintences have accused me of being without compassion because I believe that if you are too sorry to do for yourself you can just starve. If we exercised this concept natural selection would soon balance things again. Unfortunately, our “leadership” chooses to rob us at the point of a gun and give our money to those who do nothing but support them at the polls.

  10. canary says:

    Sonya Sotomayor’s friends helping ACORN? Look, Goldman Sachs is one of the approx 115 elite Fortune top 50, media mogels, and businesses privy to the Bohemian Grove.
    Souldn’t ACORN and it’s past and present criminals, and Bohemian Grove anti-male be added to the Dept of Homeland Security terrorist list. Surely, they can at least fall under the column for “medium terrorist” if tea party’s fall under “low terrorist”, as they are ongoing 24/7 and tea party’s are so rare.


    • canary says:

      Yep, there’s her GFAnn lending the Goldman Sachs Head Quarters in NYC for the ACORN tribal meeting.

      Sorry, but I can’t get the edit to work, so the letters and words aren’t too easy on the eyes.:(

    • canary says:

      So, is it fair that Obama’s Sonya Sotomayor has a connection to ACORN, even if it’s indirectly?

    • canary says:

      oh,I’m sorry. ACORN is protesting at Sotomayor’s generous grove club’s friend’s businesses.

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