The AP is reporting that Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old part-time Census field worker and occasional teacher, was found hung to death in Kentucky with the word “fed” was scrawled on the dead man’s chest. Investigators are still trying to determine the motive, but “law enforcement officers have told the agency the matter is ‘an apparent homicide.’” “Our job is to determine if there was foul play involved — and that’s part of the investigation — and if there was foul play involved, whether that is related to his employment as a census worker,” said FBI spokesman David Beyer.
Laura Ingraham can not get it out of her hollow head that Barrack Obama never worked for ACORN. The latest lie came from the O’reilly Factor 3-26-09, where Laura commenting on the AmeriCorp Bill, called it a “vehicle for political agendas… on the left.” (nevermind that many Republicans supported this bill) and this bill will be used to make service mandatory, complete with uniforms, education, campuses, an “indoctrination” of young people. Ingraham claimed that the bill is designed to place more “liberals” in education, to encourage people to “do what Obama did” and “work for an Acorn.”
Here’s the truth about Obama and ACORN. In 1995, Obama represented ACORN in a lawsuit at the same time the Justice Department did. He had nothing to do with voter registration. In fact, the ACORN voter registration scandal was attributed to a few 8 dollar an hour employees looking to get out of work by making up false names. ACORN notified the state itself, and the employees were fired.
In 1992, Obama did work to register voters but that wasn’t with ACORN. That was with a group Project Vote.
Obama also did two one hour training sessions for ACORN, but was not paid.
So how does Laura Ingraham get away with saying Obama use to work for ACORN?
Last night while railing against President Obama’s stimulus plan, talk show host Laura Ingraham claimed that the group ACORN. committed voter fraud during the election. While it is true that some ACORN employees were found to have falsely registered voters, there is no evidence that ACORN encouraged it’s employees to do so. In fact, the fraudulent registration that took place during the election has been attributed to low-wage workers trying to get paid for work they didn’t do. ACORN has not been charged with masterminding anything but legitimate voting practices.
So according to Laura Ingraham, because a small amount of ACORN’s employees (ACORN employs nearly 800,000 people) fraudulently registered voters, the whole organization is corrupt. And for the purposes of voter fraud, voter fraud is only committed when someone tries to vote providing false information. Perhaps Laura Ingraham should ask her friend Ann Coulter about the definition of voter fraud.
Let’s apply Laura’s logic to her own life: Bob Torricelli is corrupt, therefore anyone he dated has to be corrupt too.