Are Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins registered to vote in Nevada? In a Las Vegas courtroom last week, prosecutors found the fictional characters not guilty but convicted those impersonating them of voter fraud. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the radical left-wing activist group, was convicted in a massive voter-fraud conspiracy. It has been committing identify theft for decades. — Matthew Vadum
Feel free to publish, post, or pass on Your Weekly Politickle by F.R. Duplantier:
The election’s just two months away,
But it’s hard to endure the delay:
How we long for a rout
And the bums all thrown out!
How we wish we were voting today!
From the archive:
In the backyard we broke out the bibs,
Fed our faces with barbecued ribs.
Now we’re nursing the embers
And awaiting November’s
Bacchanalia of barbecued Libs.
If Pelosi can get enough votes
To shove health-care “reform” down our throats,
You can bet we’ll remember
And cast votes in November
To be “reconciled” with Judas goats.
Last week’s politickle:
Without work or an income instead,
There’s no way to provide daily bread,
Unless friends in high places
Supply manna and graces
To keep you and your family fed.
If more government regulation of business is the magic answer that so many seem to think it is, the whole history of the 1930s would have been different. An economic study in 2004 concluded that New Deal policies prolonged the Great Depression. But the same story can be found on one page in Out of Work. — Thomas Sowell
The difference between ACORN and the Mafia? The Mafia uses private moneys generated by illegal activities to pay off law enforcement and politicians to overlook those activities. ACORN uses public moneys to engage in criminal activities and pays off law enforcement and politicians with some of those same public funds to overlook those activities. — Bernie Planck
Between 2000 and 2008, the United Auto Workers (UAW) union gave $23,675,562 to the Democratic Party and its candidates. In 2008 alone, the UAW gave $4,161,567 to the Democratic Party, including Barack Obama. In return, the UAW received 55 percent of Chrysler and 17.5 percent of GM, plus billions of dollars. But nobody’s calling this a scandal. It’s time we start. — Newt Gingrich
Obama is taking eminent-domain abuse to a whole new level. He’s now asserted the right to seize any American company and turn it over to whomever he pleases. What next?
President Obama showed his hand this week when The New York Times wrote that he is considering converting the stock the government owns in our country’s banks from preferred stock, which it now holds, to common stock. This seemingly insignificant change is momentous. It means that the federal government will control all of the major banks and financial institutions in the nation. It means socialism. — Dick Morris
Can we survive until the midterm elections?
Today American taxpayers in more than 300 locations in all 50 states will hold rallies — dubbed “tea parties” — to protest higher taxes and out-of-control government spending. There is no political party behind these rallies, no grand right-wing conspiracy, not even a 501(c) group like MoveOn.org. — Wall Street Journal