Acorn "pimp" gets pimp-slapped!

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by kut2k2, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. kut2k2


    I wonder how the right wingnuts will try to blame this one on Obama. :D


    Acorn Antagonist Arrested in New Orleans

    LA Times Washington DC Bureau
    January 26, 2010 | 4:43 p.m.

    Four young men posing as telephone repairmen have been arrested for allegedly interfering with the telephones in Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in downtown New Orleans, including James O'Keefe 3rd, a conservative filmmaker whose undercover videos have scandalized the ACORN voter registration operation.

    According to a federal affidavit unsealed Tuesday in New Orleans, O'Keefe and three others were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses to commit a felony on Monday when they told the senator's aide they were repairmen and needed access to the main phone line at the reception desk.

    O'Keefe has appeared on numerous conservative stations with his videos of ACORN operations. He is most widely known for pretending to be a pimp and secretly taping ACORN officials in several cities, where he obtained advice on tax evasion, human smuggling and child prostitution. To many he has become a conservative folk hero and has promised similar techniques to ambush other liberal organizations.

    Another of the defendants, 24-year-old Robert Flanagan, was identified as the son of William Flanagan, the top federal prosecutor and acting head of the United States Attorney's Office in Shreveport, La.

    According to FBI Special Agent Stephen Rayes, O'Keefe was the first to appear in Landrieu's reception area in the late morning Monday on the tenth floor of the Hale Boggs Federal Building. He told a member of the senator's staff that he was "waiting for someone to arrive.''

    The agent said that Flanagan and Joseph Basel, 24, then appeared in the reception area, "each dressed in blue denim pants, a blue work shirt, a light fluorescent vest, a tool belt and carrying white, construction-style hard hats.'' They said they were there "to fix problems with the telephone system.''

    As O'Keefe appeared to be filming them from his cell phone, Basel ''manipulated'' the handset of the receptionist's phone and Basel tried to call that number from another phone. But "he stated that he could not get through.''

    Flanagan and Basel next asked for access to the telephone closet and told a General Services Administration employee on the tenth floor that they were there to repair the phone lines, Agent Rayes said. When asked for their credentials, Flanagan and Basel said they had left their identification in their vehicle.

    All four men were arrested, and Agent Rayes said Flanagan and Basel admitted they were not phone repairmen and had entered Landrieu's office under false pretenses.

    The men were released Tuesday on unsecured bonds of $10,000 each.

    O'Keefe's father, James O'Keefe Jr. said in a telephone interview he wasn't sure what his son was doing at Landrieu's office Tuesday. "He was maybe trying to do a prank to get some information, but that's about it. He wouldn't break the law. He would know better than that."

    O'Keefe shot to celebrity last summer when he and another conservative activist, Hannah Giles, released a series of damaging videotapes that they had secretly recorded at ACORN offices across the country.

    In the videos, O'Keefe and Giles, disguised as a pimp and prostitute, appear to receive advice on tax evasion and underage prostitution from ACORN employees.

    Copyright © 2010, Tribune Interactive
  2. Why even bother blaming this on Obama? There are so many other things that he is screwing up that this one doesn't even deserve mention. I would much rather blame Obama and his socialist policies for the 10%+ unemployment that they have caused.
  3. kut2k2


    No changing the subject. As somebody who gleefully posted about ACORN's alleged "pimp enabling" in the past, do you have anything on-topic to say about your hero/fake-pimp turned 3rd-rate wire-tapper and future orange-jump-suit wearer? :D
  4. maxpi


    Wow, if Air America was still around they would be all over this story, it has stuff that would appeal to their listeners marijuana retarded development; Pimps, breakins, rich kids playing pranks, bail.. all that stuff that they understand and excites them...
  5. Lucrum


    I'm surprised the left wing nuts aren't blaming it on Bush.

    That said I don't see where this has any thing to do with Obama.

    The guy got too big for his britches and fucked up, worse he got caught. What else is it you're hoping someone will say?
  6. kut2k2


    Wow, if you guys couldn't try to change the subject every thread, your heads would explode.

    I love how felonious right-wing behavior gets a pass from you ("pranks") while the slightest transgression on the left gets ranted about like it's an act of terrorism and treason.
  7. kut2k2


    Check your buds maxpi and drjackal for your answer. So far you're the only one to stay on topic.
  8. I think he just want to have fame and make alot of money. Maybe the tv show or something. You think he really care about republicans?
    Like Sara Palin and her daughter is a virgin again. Just for media attention and money.
  9. Fox News is all over this story...

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  10. I stayed completely on topic. What the hell are you talking about? You asked if they would blame Obama, I stated that this is small potatoes compared to what Obama has screwed up.
    #10     Jan 26, 2010