Is This the Felon to Whom I Am Speaking?

So, what was Huggy Bear impersonator James O’Keefe doing in the New Orleans office of Mary Landrieu?

Guess again.

This is the point where we’d normally post an excerpt and riff on it. But our mind is so blown by the details, we can’t do that to you so early in the morning. No, we’re going to try to make sense of it. You can thank us by giving generously to the Nojo iPad Fund.

Here’s the background: Landrieu was responsible for the “Louisiana Purchase” in the Senate healthcare bill — $300 million in “Gulf Coast recovery money” to offset post-Katrina Medicare expenses.

O’Keefe and his fellow felonistas suspected that Landrieu’s office was blowing off critical phone calls from constituents. So they hatched a clever plot to demonstrate the callousness of the secretarial pool.

By cutting the phones themselves.

Thus: O’Keefe arrives early, “waiting for an appointment,” hidden video running. The two Village People wannabes wearing phone-company jumpers — with another hidden camera in a helmet — show up later to “check the lines,” and head for the phone closet to disconnect them.

At which point O’Keefe would capture the office staff cackling and popping champagne corks in celebration of not having to deal with those pesky constituents.

Followed by O’Keefe’s video being posted on Big Government, picked up by Fox News, presented as another example of how Demrats don’t give a shit what you think, and ignored by everybody else.

There’s some pushback against this scenario — that somehow it’s too stupid to explain O’Keefe’s actions. But the fact it’s so stupid is what gives it credibility.

In other words: James O’Keefe is now an accused felon because he’s a fucking idiot. That makes perfect sense to us. Veritas, dude.

Why tamper with Landrieu’s phones? [NBC]

ACORN foe tweeted about planned sting of Sen. Landrieu’s office [WaPo]

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There’s some pushback against this scenario — that somehow it’s too stupid to explain O’Keefe’s actions. But the fact it’s so stupid is what gives it credibility.

I’m with the doubters. This sounds more like an ex-post facto scenario cooked up to avoid being charged with attempted wiretapping than an honest explanation of what actually transpired. And if reports were true that the group was found with wiretapping equipment, it’s unlikely a jury will buy this story anyway.

What kind of fucking idiot tweets about his “secret” plan? Not posting it on the net helps. One of the guys was supposedly training to be a CIA agent, now I guess we now know the training didn’t take or even the CIA has standards…

“Secret” Agent Man

There’s a douche who by all accounts is a simp
To everyone he meets he plays a fake pimp
With every move he makes another chance he takes
Odds are you’ll be live on Fox tomorrow

Stupid Ratfucker, Stupid Ratfucker
Twitter’s given you a account and you tweet away your plan

Beware of negro faces that you find
A negro face can hide an evil mind
Ah, heavily edit what they say
And you give yourself away
Odds are you’ll be live on Fox tomorrow

Stupid Ratfucker, Stupid Ratfucker
Twitter’s given you a account and you tweet away your plan

[Lead guitar]

Stupid Ratfucker, Stupid Ratfucker
Twitter’s given you a account and you tweet away your plan

Swingin’ down to New Orleans one day
And then busted’ by Landrieu’s staff next day
Oh no, you let the wrong word tweet
Because you’re a big mouthed twit
The odds are you’ll be a big joke tomorrow

Stupid Ratfucker, Stupid Ratfucker
Twitter’s given you a account and you tweet away your plan

Stupid Ratfucker

Likely, they had fantasies of recording Landrieu’s phone calls, extorting her to keep Flanagan’s dad, forcing her to resign, pull a train with the local young republicans on video, etc.

@redmanlaw: Excellente. My garage band does this en ingles. Juan Rios!

I just wanna say:

O.K.
Just a little pin prick.
There’ll be no more aaaaaaaaah!
But you may feel a little sick.
Can you stand up?
I do believe it’s working, good.
That’ll keep you going through the show
Come on it’s time to go.

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship’s smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying.
When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown,
The dream is gone.
but I have become comfortably numb.

@Prommie: Sweet Morphius! I had it after my knee surguries. Just be careful: your’re not as compos mentis as you think you are.

we were talking about Al Jazeera yesterday:

Al Jazeera has learnt that a plan is being considered to pay up to $1bn to Taliban fighters to persuade them to lay down their arms.

In advance of an international conference in London to discuss Afghanistan’s future on Thursday, Japan, the United States and Britain are said to be leading the proposal.

The scheme would offer cash, jobs and other incentives to the Taliban and fighters in other armed groups.

I think it makes a perverted kind of sense

@redmanlaw:
Even Austin Powers is a better choice.

If this is the kind of dipshit that wants to be a CIA agent then no wonder the CIA is a laughing stock of the intel world (Canada City’s bunch isn’t much better from what I understand.)

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