THESE HAPPY GOLDEN YEARS.
That the GOP and its conservative supporters would single out this particular organization for such intense demonization is telling. In September of last year, the entire world came perilously close to complete financial catastrophe. We’re still not out of the woods and we’re deep within one of the worst recessions in U.S. history. This situation was brought about by the recklessness and greed of our banks and financial institutions, most of which had to be bailed out at enormous cost to the American taxpayer (exponentially more than all of the tax dollars given to ACORN over the years). The people who brought about this near catastrophe, for the most, profited immensely from it. These very same institutions, propped up by the American taxpayer, are once again raking in large profits.
But rather than focus their anger on these folks, conservatives choose to go after an organization composed almost entirely of low-paid community organizers, an organization that could never hope to have even a small fraction of the clout or the ability to affect the overall direction of the country that Wall Street bankers have. ACORN’s relative lack of political influence was on full display yesterday, when the U.S. Senate (in which Democrats have a supermajority) not only entertained a vote to defund ACORN, but approved it by a huge margin (with only seven Democrats opposing).
I don’t get it.
Since banks are making money again, ACORN should get away with the fact that they were caught encouraging underage prostitution rings made up of girls illegally snuck into this country? In essence, facilitating human trafficking?
Watch the tapes. They demonized themselves.
There is NO EXCUSE for us continuing to fund that kind of behavior. We need a full investigation conducted by an independent, nonpartisan party before anybody decides how much of what these people are getting out of our pockets.(3 years ago)
Thank you for posting your job opening on the internet, so that it took no real effort for me to find and apply for it. That being said, I’m slightly interested in your opening and I hope this cover letter makes it seem that I’m actually interested in your company and not just applying for any and all job openings.
I see in the job description that you require *expert* knowledge of Microsoft Office. I am pleased to say that I have been using Microsoft Office since I was seven, like the vast majority of my generation. You state further that you’d like advanced knowledge of Excel, including pivot tables and formulas. After a degree in mathematics and four years of programming functions in MATLAB and C++, I would hope to god I can type “=sum(X:Y)” five times and construct something you seem to think requires any real training.
In addition to this basic training, I am also proficient in Googling. On the off chance that I won’t know how to construct a rudimentary document for you, I possess the ability to search for the missing information and complete a task within seconds. Once I get the hang of a task, I can most likely set some macros that will do the work for me. This is not only more efficient, but will allow me more time to play World of Warcraft in the office.
All in all, I’d say that I’m very well qualified to fill your bullshit excuse for a job opening. If you’d like to meet with me to discuss my qualifications further, I am available at the phone number listed above. I do request that you state clearly the name of your company, job title, and a short description, due to the fact that I probably applied to your position at the same time as fourteen others and won’t remember anything about you. But please, pretend that I’m interested in you alone.
I am stuck in traffic in a taxicab which is typical and not just of modern life mud clambers up the trellis of my nerves must lovers of Eros end up with Venus muss es sein? es muss nicht sein, I tell you how I hate disease, it's like worrying that comes true and it simply must not be able to happen in a world where you are possible my love nothing can go wrong for us, tell me
-- Frank O'Hara(3 years ago)