ACORN Corruption Caught on Tape




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Everyone has been covering and talking about the president's big health care speech and about the usual political games being played in the Beltway on healthcare reform.

"Will the Democrats and Nancy Pelosi be able to get the votes?"

"Did you see the Republican who was really rude during the speech?"

I'm not wasting one second debating the things politicians want me to debate. I'm not playing their game, because we are being lied to. And it doesn't take a genius to see that. All you have to do is look at their own words — like Obama Wednesday night saying there are about 30 million uninsured Americans. Wait, wasn't it something different about a month ago?

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA [AUGUST 11, 2009]: I just want to be honest here, there are about 46 million people that are uninsured.

OBAMA [September 9, 2009]: There are now more than 30 million American citizens who cannot get coverage.

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Wow, how about that? Sixteen to 17 million people suddenly have health insurance. Shouldn't the president be celebrating that? Of course not, because 16 million people aren't suddenly magically insured.

How did he arrive at that number? An administration official says the 30 million figure is: "The total uninsured minus illegal immigrants and a smaller group of people who fall through the cracks."

Really?

Mr. "Health care for All" is going to turn away the unfortunate people who "fall through the cracks"? Isn't that the whole point of universal health care? But no one will point out that fact — instead, it will all be about Congressman Joe Wilson yelling at Obama and calling him a liar.

Don't get bogged down in the nonsense; the day-to-day political garbage. It's about more than just what's on page 100 of the health care bill. It's about an entire system of corruption.

Corruption consistently ranks No. 2 in polls as the biggest problem — it should be No. 1. Corruption affects everything and right now it seems to be everywhere.

It is certainly at ACORN — an organization that in your gut you knew was bad, but that the president said this about:

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THEN-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OBAMA [December 1, 2007]: Before I even get inaugurated, during the transition we're going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. So that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America.

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If you want to know the president's agenda you have to see who he as surrounded himself with. We showed you Van Jones. Now, here is something else — it's an entire organization.

Let me show you what ACORN really is.

There are new undercover tapes that expose the corruption in ACORN. It's a man and his "girlfriend" going into an ACORN office in Baltimore, Maryland, looking for help in buying a house. Why do they need help? You will see in a second. The girl — "Kenya" — is playing a prostitute and says she is being discriminated against by the banks and the police because she is involved in illegal activity. "James" is playing a politician.

Here it is — we start with a woman at ACORN — Tondra — who says she is a "tax specialist" — Tondra — and she is about to see if there is a way in the tax code to call her something other than a "prostitute":

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TONJA: So — so the type of businesses — OK. The type of business or service you provide — let me make sure there's a code for it, OK?

JAMES: A code for prostitution?

TONJA: Well, yeah cause we — we have to have — I have to have a name and a code number.

JAMES: Well, I don't know if there's gonna be a code.

TONJA: But I'm gonna look in there, I'm gonna get my list.

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Now, as the tax specialist goes to find information, another ACORN worker — Shira — jumps in for a pep talk:

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SHIRA: First of all, you — you looking for your own house. Once you — once you — once they say you're buyer-ready, the good thing is you gonna get your own house where you're gonna live at. And — and I tell everybody, do not ever, ever — whatever you will learn business and be proud of it.

KENYA: OK.

SHIRA: You're 19 years old, be proud of it.

KENYA: OK.

SHIRA: OK. Don't feel like because you still have a job. You're not robbing nobody, you're not hurting nobody, you're not stealing from nobody, OK?

KENYA: OK, thank you.

TONJA: OK, let's see what we got here. Combination food service and drinking places. Uh, (UNINTELLIGIBLE) business (UNINTELLIGIBLE) agencies. Credit bureaus. You might have to name it something else. In order for you to file a return for the business —

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Be proud of being a prostitute? Yes, be proud — but name it "something else" besides prostitution.

Again, the couple has questions about that whole pesky "tax return" process — they want to avoid that. Don't worry, they've come to the right place. ACORN knows just what to do in this situation:

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JAMES: OK, is there any way around that, though?

TONJA: Yeah, don't file. Obviously continue doing cash.

KENYA: But —

JAMES: OK.

TONJA: Just don't file.

KENYA: So that's what I've been doing, but what about a house?

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Listen to that — they ask if there is anyway around and ACORN answers yes, you don't have to file.

Then, they continue with more creative alternate name ideas:

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JAMES: Before we get too much into details, there's another variable.

TONJA: OK, we can do this. How 'bout if you wanna do that, OK they got — other amusement and recreational services.

JAMES: We could probably — we could probably toss her behind recreational services, right?

KENYA: Amusement.

TONJA: But that would be including golf courses, skiing facility, arena, fitness centers, bowling centers, skating rinks, miniature golf courses. Hmm. Amusements parks and arcades. The gambling industry. Performance arts. Let's see. Independent artists. You could be that.

Which is — what — will be — what you are, performing artist.

So we could potentially qualify as performing arts or the other one was —

TONJA: right, you can use performing arts as your, um, the principal business.

JAMES: OK.

TONJA: OK? And there's a code for that.

JAMES: OK.

TONJA: So that if you wanna file a tax — cause you need to do a Schedule C, which is a profit and loss from business.

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Remember: This an organization that may get as much as $8.5 billion in stimulus money. Remember what President Obama said about ACORN?

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THEN-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OBAMA [December 1, 2007]: Before I even get inaugurated, during the transition we're going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. So that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America.

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But it's about to get much, much worse.

As if encouraging an illegal business and tax fraud isn't enough to convince you — I'm not sure what will — how about this, when the prostitute and pimp reveal what the real agenda is:

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JAMES: I wanted — I wanted to ask you a question about, um — we should talk to you about, which may complicate our taxes is that we've got a couple girls overseas coming over, you know what I mean? And they're very young. And we don't wanna — we don't wanna put them on the — on the books.

KENYA: They're kind of dependents.

JAMES: They're from El Salvador.

TONJA: OK.

JAMES: There's like 13 of 'em.

TONJA: OK.

JAMES: And they're probably gonna move in with — into the house that we get.

KENYA: Just for a year or two to get them on their feet.

JAMES: Just to get them on their feet so they can do this type of thing.

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It's not just one prostitute — it's a whole bunch of them! This house is going to be a brothel!

ACORN, even after that revelation, continues to help. How could it be worse? What if the boyfriend dropped the bombshell that the women from overseas aren't even legal citizens? Would that change things?

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TONJA: As far as the feds coming in, um, as far as the tax part. Now if you're gonna cover yourself on that part, you could issue them 1099s.

JAMES: But they're not even legal citizens.

TONJA: You don't have to worry about 'em. You — not unless they gonna get — if they gonna go get an ID — a federal — sorry. If they gonna get a Social Security number, even for working.

But then you know what? You can always claim them as dependents. Can't do all of 'em. But — you can use 'em as a dependent because they live in your house, especially if they under 16.

JAMES: And they can be in the housing that we get?

TONJA: Right.

JAMES: Apply for, they can be in the housing. We can use the house for them.

How many of them would I be allowed to —

TONJA: Three.

JAMES: Three as dependents? So we got —

TONJA: Three that you're gonna get credit for.

JAMES: So if we got 13 of 'em in the house, we're just gonna have to not exist 10 of 'em?

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The ACORN tax specialist has just said don't worry about the illegal aliens — call them dependents." She adds "especially if they are under sixteen." The couple made it clear a moment ago that these girls were going to be prostitutes — that doesn't seem to bother the ACORN worker and neither does the fact that all of this is illegal:

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TONJA: If they're making money and they're under age, you shouldn't let nobody know anyway.

(LAUGHTER)

JAMES: What?

TONJA: You shouldn't be letting anyone know anyway.

JAMES: That's what — that's what happens. We tell the bankers and they kick us out.

TONJA: Right, because they — because it's illegal. So I'm not hearing this. OK? I'm not hearing this. You talk too much. Don't talk — don't — don't give no information you're not asked.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

They've now spent a lot of time making sure they have the story straight, trying to let the couple know what is legal and illegal. The couple keeps asking questions and ACORN still will not say "Hey, maybe you shouldn't do this because it's wrong." They just work even harder at getting the story straight:

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SHIRA: You stop talking about. You don't — I'm gonna tell you. You gonna be running for business. You don't want anybody knowing anything about you. You know so when he do such and such later down the road.

KENYA: Which we had an argument, and that's why he wants me off the boat, but he still wants me around close.

SHIRA: You don't want nobody to set down anything that's — any time there's a business, you don't sit down and discuss nothing. Loose lips sink ships.

JAMES: See if I didn't discuss this with you, and it came up during the approval process, and then they sorry, (CROSSTALK) we can't do it.

SHIRA: No, no. You don't bring that up. She's purchasing a house. Do not. She is buying a house to live in. OK?

(END VIDEO CLIP)

How can ACORN be so brazen? So willing to lead someone further into a life of crime? They have an out, of course, one that they would have got away with if they weren't caught on tape. And remember the illegal immigrants the couple has talked about bringing into the sex trade? The ones ACORN says to claim as dependents? Listen to their ages:

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KENYA: What if some of my girls get in trouble though? If it comes back to me and somehow it gets back to them?

JAMES: At ACORN, and it damages you guys?

SHIRA: Now first of all, it's not gonna damage us 'cause we're not gonna know.

JAMES: OK.

SHIRA: OK? And with your girls — with your girls, you tell them, be careful. Train them to keep their mouth shut.

JAMES: These girls are like 14. How can we trust them?

KENYA: Fourteen — fifteen. I'll be teaching, you know, I speak Spanish, so I'll be teaching them English.

SHIRA: Be careful. That's all.

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Fourteen years old. Being shipped over into the sex trade. And ACORN is not only OK with that, they actively encourage the couple to "train them" to be silent and to "be careful":

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She's not gonna say prostitution. Ok, you're telling us this, but we know what to say. We know —

KENYA: You know the system.

(CROSSTALK)

JAMES: You know what to say to whom?

TONJA: To people that you need to like, for the housing purposes or for tax purposes.

JAMES: OK, OK, OK.

TONJA: You see what I'm saying?

JAMES: So you're taking care of this problem.

TONJA: So we, but I don't want you to say it to nobody.

JAMES: OK.

TONJA: OK?

KENYA: We can't — we can't be like, they're working a special favor for us. Like we just need to know amongst ourselves that they're doing a (CROSSTALK) favor.

TONJA: And if anyone asks you, your business is a performing artist.

KENYA: A performing artist.

TONJA: Which you are, OK? So you're not lying.

KENYA: That's kind of boosting my ego.

TONJA: It's a little play on words. But you're a performing artist, OK? So stop saying prostitute. OK? 'Cause as soon as you say that, people will shut you down. They don't even want to hear nothing else you're saying. That's why the banks shut you down 'cause it's considered illegal.

JAMES: OK.

TONJA: See? Whereas a performing artist is not.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

Let me make one thing clear: This is not about these two women at ACORN. If the media does what they did to Van Jones, the real message will be lost. It's not about these women — not even ACORN.

It's about the power behind ACORN. The power of Wade Rathke. He and his brother run, out of New Orleans, ACORN and SEIU. Those two organizations are in the inner circle of the president of the United States.

They'll shut ACORN down if they have to. They'll definitely fire these two women. But this is a shell game: Rathke will just keep doing the same thing under something else.

This is about who the president surrounds himself with.

You must not allow Washington to move — both sides of the aisle. They are stealing our republic. Let's clean out the corruption before we talk about any other program or any other thing.

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I want to talk to you about something that probably didn't make a lot of sense a long time ago. In fact, I can't tell you how many program directors and how many stations threatened to cancel. Or how many calls I got from the average listener saying; What the hell are you even talking about when I talked about, the leadership of Martin Luther King.

I have done everything I can — as much as I possibly can — to teach you about Martin Luther King and nonviolent protests. And I don't think there's anybody in the media who has talked about nonviolence longer and more in-depth on commercial airwaves than me. Preachers, certainly. But commercial airwaves — I don't think anybody has.

Now I think many are beginning to understand why I tried to lay that foundation. I have told you since September 11th that I have this feeling you are going to be the group of people that will, in the end, save the republic.

I've always believed that. I don't know how it's saved. It might just be preserved in our hearts, I don't know. But I believe it now.

I never wanted us to get to this point — everything I've done is to prevent us from getting here. But everybody is so politically tied to their side that no one will let their shields down and actually listen to one another.

And we're at that desperate point now.

You are equipped to save the republic because you at least hopefully have a fundamental understanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. And you have at least a basic understanding of American history. More importantly, what makes this audience so phenomenal is that it is the most generous and service-minded audience of any show in America and perhaps the world.

That's part of what continues to be so frustrating about the Capitol invasion last week. Because you're being maligned.

You.

I know who you are. This is the most peaceful, generous, loving, God-fearing, authentic and patriotic audience in America. And you are frustrated and you are tired of being hit in the face and being called bigot and everything else no matter what you do.

I've been called an anti-Semite just in the last 24 hours by everybody, unjustly.

I get it.

You are now being tainted by the actions of complete imbeciles who do not represent you and me. It's not fair. But that's the hand that we're being dealt and God is in charge and He is not surprised.

We know the left's current tactics fail in the long run. Silencing. Canceling. Taking away rights.

We know the left's current tactics fail in the long run. Silencing. Canceling. Taking away rights. These are the hallmarks of regime, after regime, after Marxist regime on the ash heaps of history. Now China is still there because they've taken the so-called free market and took the capitalist system and they combined it with their Marxist utopia.

I don't know what's going to happen to the people over there. Especially seeing that our high-tech has joined them to weed out the dissidents. But it's not inevitable that we join them.

And it is going to require us to take a stand. Just not in the way that most people — especially if they're angry — think is most effective. Look at the ratings of BLM. 78 percent of Americans, at the beginning of the summer, thought that they were swell.

That number is in the low 20s now. Why? Because violence doesn't work.

I don't know if you saw the fellowship of the ring, but if you did, do you remember when Frodo said: "I don't want to do this!"

He's lamenting having to face down the evil and he's just one guy. I'll never forget it because it was right after 9/11, that the movie came out. I'll never forget Gandalf's reply. He said: "So do we all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what we're going to do with the time that is given us."

We can't decide what others are going to do. We can't control the dangerous Orwellian darkness that seems to be descending on America. All we can control is our response and strive to lead by example. If you know anyone in your sphere of influence who might be planning to attend one of these armed rallies in the coming days, beg them not to go. Do everything you can to stop them.

That's not a way to take a stand and it will not protect anything you hold dear and it will endanger the republic. It is what the other side wants.

So how do we take a stand?

The first thing I need you to do today is to help lower the temperature. It has been so hard for me not to respond to people on Twitter who have called me every name under the sun because I quoted the leading Holocaust historian last night on Tucker Carlson.

But see, that wasn't an attack on me, that was an attack on Tucker. If you can scare the guests from coming on to Tucker, you destroy Tucker. That's what they're doing.

Do not vent your anger on social media. At this point, it is probably just going to get your account shut down.

I want you to write this down and I want you to keep this in front of you.

Blessed are the peacemakers. For they will be called the children of God.

That means something today, much more than it did six months ago.

Blessed be the peacemakers.

Be a peacemaker.

And this is the hard part, you can't disconnect. Because things are moving too rapidly. You must stay plugged in.

But I want you to reach out to someone in kindness on social media. Encourage someone. Do not engage with the darkness. Be the light in the corner of your world.

You need to be a leader for what is to come.

And I know I'm asking you almost the impossible. I know you're angry and frustrated and it is gut-wrenching to feel that you're powerless to stop your nation from what you believe is sliding into the abyss.

You are not powerless. You are not voiceless.

I believe it too, with everything in me. I wish I was wrong. I hope that I am. I pray that I am. But know this: You are not powerless. You are not voiceless. You may be the only voice that anyone hears. Voices like mine will go away. I am trying to think of what I need to share with you before, God forbid, that ever happens. Because I cannot live with myself if I talked about something stupid politically and I find my voice silenced and then saying, I wish I would have said this or I wish I would have told them that.

You wield more power than you know. Not because of your voice or being able to call your congressman. You're more powerful than you know because you understand the real problem in America. The real problem in America is not political.

It is spiritual.

If you're like me when you get angry, you think that you are going to take on this challenge on your own — you are not being humble. You think you'll fix it. Everything that is happening to us is because we are an arrogant, out of control people.

We must humble ourselves. Please, you have the skill and the strength to endure the fiery darts that are going to come your way or already are. But this is a problem with our hearts.

You cannot reach someone's head without capturing their heart and no one is going to capture anyone's heart through violence.

Start in your own home and then reach out and if you're able, serve your neighbor. If you can, serve your local community. You must be a beacon of light in a very dark place. I'm going to ask you to do something you're really not going to like. And that's how I know things are from God. When I hear something or I think something and I'm like — oh crap, I don't want to do that — and you just know it it's right. You just know it's what God wants. And you're hoping that maybe you didn't hear it.

And it's so horrible. Because it's the last thing you want to do. But God is unlike many of our churches and preachers, He doesn't tell us what we want to hear. He doesn't have to pay for the church or get collection. Or be judged by how many people go.

Rise above the fray, with service and love, with malice toward none and charity toward all.

He'll say the same thing and he'll lose whole flocks. And they'll eventually start to go — oh wait, where is the Shepherd again?

But I have to tell you now some things that I want you to do. And they're not new. But I need you to hear me. I am asking you if you want to stand for the republic, I need you first to pray.

Pray like you've never prayed before. Pray for humility. Pray for guidance. Pray for peace. Pray for those people who you think you hate. Because you don't. Because hatred does not come from any good place.

Then I want you go out and serve someone in any way possible. On inauguration day especially, get your family and your children involved. Volunteer somewhere, take someone a meal. Do something to lift the spirits of hospital workers or your local police department.

Help a stranger mow a lawn, fix someone's car, pick up trash on the side of the highway. Do what you can do. But the most important thing is to do it with a sincere heart. And if someone asks you, why are you doing this? Just say, because I love my country.

Rise above the fray with service and love, with malice toward none and charity toward all.

Watch how the conversation went on radio HERE:

A pre-Inauguration Day plea: You wield MUCH more power than you know youtu.be


Early Monday morning, Amazon Web Services removed social networking platform Parler from its cloud servers. This comes just after Apple and Google removed the Parler app from their app stores over the weekend.

"You can't find them on the internet anymore. They're gone," Glenn Beck said on his radio program Monday.

"This is something I warned you of four years ago ... because a profound technological change is coming," he continued. "I told you, at the time, high tech will need the government, and the government will need high tech. And they will work together to preserve their power and their position. This is what's happening, today."

Glenn said he believes the "far left" has been talking about breaking up companies like Parler for years, and that the Capitol riots provided the opportunity they needed.

"This is not the end of this. This is where the Left is starting," he warned. "Those who persist in standing for freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to assemble, freedom to keep and bear arms, those people will be targeted for deletion. You will be hounded, boycotted, fired, ostracized, and de-platformed. And the louder and the more significant and effective your voice is, the bigger the target is on your back.

"But, let me say this: I will never stop standing for freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to assemble, freedom to keep and bear arms, and all of the rest of the Bill of Rights. That is the American thing to do."

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Glenn Beck: This is the REAL Raphael Warnock and our new 'national religion'

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Multiple news outlets have called one of Georgia's Senate runoff elections for the Rev. Raphael Warnock, the Democrat who defeated Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler.

So, on the radio show Wednesday, Glenn Beck looked into what this "radical preacher" has been saying in the past — and what he'll likely bring to the U.S. Senate in the future.

"Warnock is in one of the most influential and powerful stages of the country. And I use the word 'stage' intentionally," Glenn said. "It's the pulpit. He's the guy who says, if you voted for Donald Trump, well, you're a sinner."

Glenn introduced a video clip in which Warnock asserts:

If it is true that a man who has dominated the news and poisoned the discussion for months needs to repent, then it is doubly true that a nation that can produce such a man and make his vitriol go viral, needs to repent. I know, no matter what happens next month, more than a third of the nation that would go along with this, has reason to be afraid. America needs to repent for its worship of whiteness!

"So, (according to Warnock) you should be afraid," Glenn said. "Oh, and whiteness is evil. And, somehow or another, America has been worshiping whiteness ... see, critical race theory is now our new national religion."

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