A couple of days ago, Victor Steinbok sent to ADS-L some examples like this one, which he heard on a Canadian TV show:
I had to drive him on account of he lost his license.
He added a bunch of web examples of "on account of" introducing clauses, which I'll schematize as "on account of S", e.g.
Well now, that rascal Brer Fox hated Brer Rabbit on account of he was always cutting capers and bossing everyone around.
His life-long dream of becoming an Olympic athlete was dashed at a young age on account of he’s not very athletic.
Victor observed that there is also the variant form "on account that S":
Mr. Gross' Total Return Fund lost 0.4% this year (after posting five years' worth of near-eight percent gains) after it dumped US Treasuries from its books on account that they were seen as "too expensive."
On the contrary, if people want to bring up non-musical reasons why he's actually good, I can add that wayne is fake on account that he is claiming that he is a gang member.
And also examples of the form "on account S":
You can tell it was a pretty nice day on account they're not wearing any protective clothing except for goggles and a mask.
Well here he is fit to bust on account he can't break off any of these statues right.
I'd like to go back to the original example to make the point that bare tensed sentences are also sometimes used (in informal English) as the functional equivalent of the noun-phrase object in other sorts of prepositional phrases, where the preposition is to, on, in, from, etc.:
Another employee did go ahead with the refund to try and calm the situation down at this time we were only hoping for the police to show up due to she was screaming out of control and threatening us.
Oden would be a solid B for me based on he is coming off a major surgery and putting up solid numbers lately.
[A]t that time, she told me she was fearful of her situation with Drew and that she was trying to find a way to live on her own and looking for reasonable housing and find a way to do it based on she really didn't have a whole lot of money at hand because she said he had control of all the finances.
Okay then, what do we know about these vampires? Aside from they're thirsty.
I really adore her because aside from she's beautiful and talented, she's our Kababayan.
There are occasional other cases of "(P) N of S" besides "(on) account of S":
We have been treated very well, and the audience did make a great racket in spite of they didn't know us.
Then you can get into the problem of they can't ask but when you bring that up they know something is not right.
This is no longer a question of we can wait another year.
He said he was going to go to Iraq, and remember, this was tied to the issue of he'd meet with Ahmadinejad without preconditions.
And there's also "because of S", which is curious because if you leave out the "of", what's left is standard English:
I don't know if you read about the little kid outside of Dallas who was born with a defect, and the insurance company denied coverage because of he had a pre-existing condition.
The price spikes that accompanied the two Persian Gulf wars did not have deep impacts because of they did not last long enough.
[I]s your position [...] that potentially national security might be at risk because of we are to do without their language skills?