Friday, January 23, 2009

Silver lining

"The American Civil Liberties Union, impacted by the unfolding economic crisis, laid off ten percent of its national workforce this week. Thirty-six staffers lost their jobs, including five in the Washington, D.C. legislative office, a source familiar with the firings told the Huffington Post. . . .
"Two foundations that had heavily backed the ACLU were wiped out by fraudulent hedge-fund manager Bernard Madoff. . . .
"Another major ACLU donor, Peter Lewis, has also been pounded by the economic crisis. Lewis' centrality to the funding of progressive organizations is hard to overstate. The name of the ACLU's Washington office is 'The Peter B Lewis Center for Civil Liberties.'"


  1. Maybe the ACLU could re-brand itself along constitutional lines and start asking if Amendment X really supports nonsense like TARP, Fannie/Freddie, and entitlements, and also if Amendment XVI shouldn't be put down like a rabid dog.

  2. Between this and Planned Parenthood getting their funding slashed, the economic crisis is proving to be not all bad.

  3. I feel like laughing like Nelson Muntz from The Simpsons

    HA Haa.

  4. Yeah, but they probably laid off the people that were relatively to the right.