UPDATE, 9/12, 7:05a: ABC News is reporting the Census Bureau has severed its relationship with ACORN. Go, James, change the world!
Those who watch Fox are aware of the video released yesterday showing Baltimore ACORN employees caught in an undercover video sting allegedly offering to help a pimp and prostitute evade tax laws and cover up sex trafficking of minor girls from El Salvador.
Today a 2nd video was released, showing similar actions by Washington, D.C., ACORN staff.
See both video stings at BigGovernment.com.
The "pimp" in the videos is James O'Keefe. The name or face may not be familiar, but James has played a huge part in the pro-life activist movement of late. You may not know who James is, but you know his work.
In an awkwardly entertaining Live Action Films... video, a student amasses over a hundred condoms from the... Ashe Center....
He gets them by detailing his plans for an orgy to the front desk attendants. The receptionists tell him to take just 3, but the condom man smirks and explains he'll need a lot more for his weekend plans. "We're going to Catalina on a boat-ride," he says enthusiasticaly. Ashe Center staff giggle off camera.
It's understandable they might laugh. Less understandable is their encouragement. "Can I come?" Ashe staff workers ask. "Are you going to have fun on the boat?" Sex with multiple partners?
As our student leaves, clutching his condoms, Ashe staff tell him to "raise the roof!"
I'll try to post that video later today. YouTube removed it long ago, of course, but I'm going to put it back up, hoping James' new fame will get YT to back off. [JLS note 9/12, 6:35a: Still working on this.]
At any rate, we heard James' voice soon thereafter on the now infamous phone calls to Planned Parenthood wanting to make donations specifically to abort black babies.
James is a real hero, going farther than most would to expose the underbelly of the liberal and abortion industries.
[HT: moderators Carder and Chris]
The second ACORN video released today was almost funny. I mean, those peopel *REALLY* knew how to skirt the law. Bravo to James and Hannah. It's great to see young people taking these government fundend crime houses to task.Posted by: Lauren at September 11, 2009 2:08 PM
gives new meaning to "pimp" my ACORN!Posted by: angel at September 11, 2009 2:53 PM
I watched both videos on the link. Disgusting, absolutely disgusting. Nothing will be done to these scum bags though. I doubt it will get more than a blurb on some MSM news show, and they will probably laugh about it.Posted by: Kristen at September 11, 2009 3:11 PM
James! You genius, you!Posted by: carder at September 11, 2009 4:03 PM
Census Bureau has fired ACORN - just a start - NO taxpayer money at any level to this gangster outfit.Posted by: Gerry at September 11, 2009 6:04 PM
Christian prolifers, please pray for the protection of these young prolife heros and for the family of the prolife gentleman who was murdered today in front of the school in Michigan. We are indeed tredding upon dangerous Satanic territory when exposing the agenda of those who are radicals and those against the sanctity of human life. "The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds". May God help our nation.Posted by: Prolifer L at September 11, 2009 6:24 PM
I think this "kid" is brilliant! He's so smart to get inside their heads and know exactly how stupid (and racist) they are. What would Obama say if he heard how "excited" Autumn was to kill black babies? Of course, this is nothing new to anyone who knows anything about Margaret Sanger. Pro-abortion politicians pretend not to know too much...except that lots of money comes their way from these criminal organizations. God help this country...and thank God for young people like James & Hannah.Posted by: MamaMT at September 11, 2009 6:55 PM
ACORN has been fired. Obama training going to waste. I suspect the MSM is fighting and struggling how to frame this story. Baltimore is trying to frame how to charge O'Keefe with illegal wire taps. make him the criminal. They of course didn't use a telephone and are no more illegal that all the cell phone videos from townhall meetings.
We are in the endtimes and this is the beginning of spiritual warfare.Posted by: xppc at September 11, 2009 7:27 PM
ACORN has said they are going to sue.Posted by: Lauren at September 11, 2009 7:57 PM
I think it's the State of Maryland Attorney General who is considering pressing charges against O'Keefe if they find that laws were broken in the investigative process.
I say bring it on. We should call this "ACORN Theatre Presents".Posted by: carder at September 11, 2009 9:44 PM
Then again, it's rather sick when you think about it. Instead of going after the ACORN chicks, they're going after the messengers of truth.Posted by: carder at September 11, 2009 9:46 PM
Your "benevolent" move then, John, has just put you in the same category as ACORN, enabling others to prey on the vulnerability of women.
Don't blink an eye or nothing.Posted by: carder at September 11, 2009 9:55 PM
@John, was the pregnancy center you "stung" affiliated, by any chance, with a deep-pocketed, politically powerful national organization, from which it received funding, lobbying, and high-end marketing?
If not, it's hard to understand how your comment is on-topic.Posted by: Ben D. at September 11, 2009 10:34 PM
YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!
God bless your every thought and effort to promote justice!Posted by: Leslie Hanks at September 11, 2009 11:25 PM
These kinds of investigations are not hard to do. I did one recently myself: called 5 abortion mills in my state and said I was underage and my boyfriend was an older man, didnt know how far along I was but thought I might be about 4 months, EVERY SINGLE ONE said come in and well talk about it. So much for parental consent and their concern for your daughters reproductive health. They are quite concerned about getting into your wallet-their only concern. Talk to your daughters, before they do.Posted by: Jill Guidry at September 11, 2009 11:51 PM
My fearless prediction: the NoBama administration will cast a blind eye towards this "indiscretion", and yawn.Posted by: Doyle Chadwick at September 12, 2009 5:42 AM
aKorn is Barrak Obama and Barrak Obama is aKorn!
aKorn is the exact representation of the leftist liberal humanist worldview.
Nancy 'brownshirts and swastikas'Pelosi wants you to believe that people who oppose the Obama agenda are 'political terrorists' just because they have the temerity to publicly resist the democ-rat plan to transform America into a socialist state.
I agree with the Marine veteran from Camus, Washington: ms Pelosi if you are seeking 'swastikas', you can start by looking on the sleeve of your own brown shirt! Stay away from my children!
yor bro ken
The appropriate word is 'brazen'!
These 'vacant lots' have no reason to fear being held accountable. They are like the sheriff's thugs in Robinhood. They are under the protection of their king. Only those who would resist them need to be concerned about repercussions.
When the people fear the government, that is a bad thing.
When the government fears the people, that is a good thing.
yor bro kenPosted by: kbhvac at September 12, 2009 8:12 AM
If Maryland prosecutes O'Keefe any Baltimore jury would no doubt be a clone of the OJ jury. Don't think it's so wise to want to "bring it on" in that case. Rather MD should be shamed into realizing they'd only be seen as complicit with the filth if they begin such a process.Posted by: KC at September 12, 2009 8:59 AM
The real irony is that "brownshirts" and "swastikas" are closer to Pelosi's political philosophy than they are to conservatives.
Hitler was a left wing socialist, not an exteme right wing fanatic.
Also, the mass murder perpetrated by the icons of the American left, Mao and Stalin, make Hitler look like a rank amateur. Like Hitler, Mao and Stalin also had their death camps, referred to as "re-education" and "labor" camps where millions died from forced labor, disease, starvation, exposure and abuse. They just weren't quite as blatant as Hitler with his gas chambers, but every bit as effective and then some.
Could you give us some specific examples of the fraud and lies you heard at the CPC?Posted by: Mary at September 12, 2009 9:07 AM
As I said on another message board...ACORN stands for A Corrupt Organization Run by Numbskulls. :)Posted by: Pamela at September 12, 2009 9:26 AM
Don't bother, Mary. He just wants to have 'something' to say. Several of us are/have been volunteers at CPCs, so we know what we do. He's just angry that we don't get paid to push abortion like PP does. We don't get paid...period. He's just another puppet for them.Posted by: Pamela at September 12, 2009 9:32 AM
I lost my job a few months back and my husband and I live very simply...we are NOT rich at all. And yet, not to toot my own horn, but to prove a point to John, I buy with my own money, formula, diapers, baby clothes, maternity clothes, etc...to donate to my local crisis pregnancy center. I also volunteer my own time, UNPAID to clean and organize the center! Do you know any abortion clinic worker who would use their OWN MONEY to help their "clients"? Do you know any abortion clinic worker who would work unpaid?
pulease! John, I am there to help women. Women DO NOT WANT ABORTIONS. We don't. Sometimes we feel FORCED to abort because of selfish people like you who won't lift a finger to help us give life to our babies.Posted by: Sydney M at September 12, 2009 10:12 AM
"Do you know any abortion clinic worker who would work unpaid?"
NARAL has thousands of unpaid volunteers. And people donate lots of money for abortion services and lobbying efforts.Posted by: Hal at September 12, 2009 12:19 PM
Because money means caring.Posted by: Abel at September 12, 2009 4:25 PM
Hal, Is this the type of volunteer you had in mind at NARAL?
Here's one "opportunity" for NARAL members, getting petition signatures from drunks in a bar.
"How to Organize a Pro‐Choice Pub Crawl "
"What is it?"
"If you’re over 21, a pub crawl is a fun and easy way to collect petition signatures. A pub crawl
involves getting a group of people together, going to at least three or four bars or clubs, and asking
patrons at the bar to sign your petition. It’s a great way to combine a night on the town with pro‐
choice activism! "
Among the latest developments in the undercover investigation is that the Baltimore DA is looking into criminal charges against..... NOT ACORN, but O'Keefe. He is planning to use the Corrupt ublic Servant Protection Act, also known as Maryland Law, Annotated Code of Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article §10-402
As we have seen in every state that has such laws, they are only used to prosecute citizens that catch corrupt politicians and protect groups in the act.
This is the same office that prosecute Linda Tripp for embarrassing Bubba.
I guess Senator John McCain may have to cut ties with this group now!! Darn it, he won't be able to enlist their assistance any more.Posted by: Real Deal at September 15, 2009 11:55 AM
Is anyone here opposed to the mission of voter registration? Voter registration is what ACORN has achieved. Since they're federally funded and have to rely on inner city volunteers it doesn't surprise me the organization is full of scumbags. It also doesn't surprise me that two republetards would be heading this project up to add fuel to the race war. Desperation and race is all that's holding Republicans together now...Posted by: Republetards at September 15, 2009 10:06 PM
Posted by: Republetards at September 15, 2009 10:06 PM
Voter registration is a good thing when there's actually one live body for each signature on the voter registration form. It's debatable in the case of ACORN whether they actually followed that rule. That doesn't bother you?
What's with the prejudicial comment about "inner city volunteers" being "scumbags"?Posted by: Janet at September 15, 2009 10:22 PM
Was that the census which was to be controlled by the White House this year and taken away from the agency which traditionally conducts it?
The issue of violation of law by the two filmmakers is one of a civil nature imposing the question, "Was there an expectation of privacy in a public office which is subsidized with taxpayer funding?" Bathrooms, yes. Locker Rooms, yes. Offices, doubtful. There is another hurdle to leap involving taping evidence of a crime for prosecution purposes, which is also legal.
But the real story is the individuals of FOUR offices of a nonprofit agency, financed with public funding, co-conspiring to traffic children for sexual purposes.
There is no sick joke or prank or plot about individuals working in an office of a nonprofit agency, supported with taxpayer funding, and while on the job, co-conspiring to traffic minors for sexual purposes.
Slavery was outlawed in the United States during the past century. Laws have been passed to protect children from this type of eggregious activity. So far, four offices of Acorn's operations offered assistance to individuals claiming to desire to engage in trafficking children. Its reprehensible...its eggregious and its disgusting, but more disgusting is the Democrats writing on these boards are more interested in politics and justifying such actions, indicating such a criminal act is only serious if it is politically convenient.
God help our country, with these attitudes of the Democrats writing on the internet and thank God for people willing to stand up and expose those that could care less and value money over the freedom of human beings and the sexual exploitation of children.
James and Hannah are American heroes and if the State Attorney tries to turn him into the "criminal" and charge him with anything criminal then there is going to be an uprising that none of us have ever witnessed!
All the liberal media couldn't out this corrupt, criminal organization but two amateur film makers could with a budget of just $3,000! $3,000 they spent just saved us tax payers billions!
Hats off to James and Hannah!!! Thank you!Posted by: Lance at September 17, 2009 1:34 PM
Far out Mr.O'keefe, now do a story about employers only hiring illegals. Send in 20 white/black people then 2 illegal Hispanics in. I bet the Hispanics will get hired. Then ask the Employer why he hired the illegals.Posted by: dallasnick at September 17, 2009 3:41 PM
James O'keefe Jr is an animal abuser. His Father is an evil slum lord and works on secret government programs. Their lack of compassion towards others is disturbing and illegal.
I witnessed this first hand as I was a tenant. My mother was poisoned for 2 years by Carbon Monoxide and mold. These are people who pay local cops to continue to run their slum. On the property on which my mother lived there were 2 insane people who stalked my mother. These people lived in little illegal apartments. They had a family of six move into an illegal basement apartment. The house we lived in was a single family.
This O'keefe family payed off the town and the cops.
This video is just another right wing ploy to play on some ones caring nature, a trait that was instilled in James at a young age by his greed driven father and grandfather. These women just wanted to help a young girl and were clearly not as smart as the cunning young director. James Jr. took advantage as scum bag partisan hacks often do.
If you really care about this story look into James O'keefe Sr.
What we really sould be focusing on is a Nonprofit Single Payer Public Option a cause Paul Wellstone died fighting for.
Take Your Nation Back From These Fascist Scum
Posted by: Animal Abuser
at September 17, 2009 7:08 PM
I can hardly wait to see your undercover video footage of all that you have said. Let's see it.
Animal Abuser is full of sour grapes. Let's see, helping the poor. Should we subvert the law? It appears that the Left ASSUMES that exploiting the poor is a means of gaining power. After all, you can't rely on the LEGAL means, encouraging people to give their time and money to houses of faith or other organizations. You have to create a clandestine organization which ostensibly helps the "poor" using Alinsky's mantra: "By whatever means necessary". I sooo applaud O'Keefe and Giles for doing what the Statist Media will not and cannot do, because they are "in too deep" with "progressives". Try to find something Animal Abuser. If all else fails, just read Rules for Radicals and get some ideas. Heck the left has used ad hominem attacks for years!!Posted by: fiddler at September 20, 2009 5:26 PM
Posted by: MidnightWalker at September 24, 2009 2:26 AM