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2/25/2012

David Shuster: James O’Keefe Is a Convicted Felon

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:19 am

At :50:

Look how smug, as he totally screws up the facts.

The facts are well known by now. O’Keefe pled to a misdemeanor and the government admitted it could not come up with any evidence that he intended to commit any felony:

O'Keefe Government Admission 1

O’Keefe should sue every single person who makes this claim. He started with the New Jersey Star-Ledger. I hope he continues with Shuster.

UPDATE: Corrected spelling of Shuster. Thanks to JRM.

UPDATE x2: Looks like O’Keefe may be going for it:

One last chance, @DavidShuster. Put in a correction today or legal action against you is imminent. I can and will prove you lied w/ malice.

(H/t Erick Brockway on Twitter.)

I see no correction from Shuster.

I would like to think my post had something to do with this. (Or the email I sent him linking the post!)

Hey James: I have other examples of people who have said the exact same thing. Admittedly, the one example I can think of is from a guy who is not particularly credible or widely read. Still, if you’re interested, l am happy to share . . .

138 Responses to “David Shuster: James O’Keefe Is a Convicted Felon”

  1. schuster still looks like
    dog eating peanut butter
    when he speaks… HA-ha!

    Colonel Haiku (09b2e1)

  2. Falsely accusing someone of a crime with no basis whatsoever is one of the quickest ways to land yourself in a courtroom known to man.

    Patterico (17e5f6)

  3. ‘David Schuster, don’t know who that is, better check the cables’

    narciso (87e966)

  4. Re 2 — yep Patrick, that is going to require an immediate retraction or that is a first class defamation case.

    He seems very careful later on in recounting the incident with Naffe to repeatedly refer to her “testimony” as the basis for the claims against O’Keefe — that sounds like very highly scrutinized copy he’s reading.

    But the “felon” claim is just an outright factual error.

    shipwreckedcrew (2e6c61)

  5. It’s interesting just how constant the drumbeat of this lie has pounded.

    “Further investigation did not uncover evidence” means the claim O’Keefe committed a felony is simply baseless. Of course, he also wasn’t convicted of one, but I think the lie is quite aware of this. The hope is that people will think O’Keefe pled out of his felony.

    It’s one of those lies that the liars giggle when saying, hoping correcting the lie forces a change of subject to something they can suggest is just as bad anyway.

    It’s not far from trolling.

    And what really bothers me is that O’Keefe was trying to simply get the truth out about a Senator’s alleged tampering with phone lines to prevent the citizens from being able to petition their representative about their business. When our congress goes so far it’s actual hiding from phone calls, that’s something worth reporting.

    O’Keefe’s methods were ill advised, but mainly because they were unlikely to work. I have no problem with the project of finding out that a Senator cut off the people’s phone lines. They belong to us and we deserve to know about that.

    If only O’Keefe had been an Occupy activists exposing a Republican, it would be OK.

    Dustin (401f3a)

  6. Yes, Breitbart appears to be unstable at times. He could benefit from a couple of the psych meds I take!

    retired05 (d868ac)

  7. Yes, Breitbart appears to be unstable at times. He could benefit from a couple of the psych meds I take!

    Comment by retired05

    Your pills fell out of your mouth while you were talking.

    Dustin (401f3a)

  8. This Naffe story must have been HUGE. Never heard about it before this post.

    Too bad the left has been totally pwnd about Breitbart’s claims about OWS and has gotten this desperate.

    Rape apologists of the left unite!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  9. He should sue. Schuster is, as Holden Caulfield would say, A Total Phony!

    As far as the Naffe story it seems that the case was dismissed “but Karch could not find evidence showing the harassment originated in Westwood and dismissed Naffe’s compliant, adding that she could still pursue a civil claim against O’Keefe.”.

    Idk what was going on there. I do hate that there is an allusion to an attempted rape. Either put it out there (if it’s true) or shut the front up.

    Noodles (3681c4)

  10. Remember why Schuster was fired from his prior job?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  11. Seriously, I’m willing to bet dollars to gluten-free donuts that the majority of people watching Current tv are working for big journalism or newsbusters. I don’t know anyone so leftist that they excuse the occupy rapes, or deny them. And again, I live in Portland Oregon, the city that elected an unrepentant pedophile to be mayor.

    Ghost (6f9de7)

  12. @ Daleyrocks I Googled it because I forgot but he got suspended for saying “There’s just something a little bit unseemly to me that Chelsea’s out there calling up celebrities, saying support my mom… doesn’t it seem like Chelsea’s sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?”.

    And then MSNBC found out he was trying to get hired at CNN and let him go.

    Noodles (3681c4)

  13. This is how they roll.

    JD (448fa8)

  14. How would Schuster like it if I told outright lies about him?

    Schuster is the epitome of journalistic standards!!!

    Noodles (3681c4)

  15. This is “Shuster,” not “Schuster,” right?

    JRM (cd0a37)

  16. Indeed it is! I kind of thought I was spelling it wrong but I just followed the lead.

    Sometimes I do sheepish things. =/ ha

    Noodles (3681c4)

  17. why does he look like a muppet

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  18. Noodles – I was thinking more of Schuster’s prior coverage of the O’Keefe/Landrieu episode, when he was landed on by MSNBC for his inappropriate comments and bias:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/32165.html

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  19. He sure seems to not like O’Keefe very much. I am sure it is personal and NOT political.

    I was going to just skim that article Daley then I read this “Media Matters, a liberal watchdog group” and read it not only once, but twice!

    Noodles (3681c4)

  20. Jim Norton, I Hate Your Guts, the chapter entitled [censored]hole Keith Olbermann, on Keith Olbermann and David Schuster:

    [after a lengthy fisking of Olbermann's over the top apology for schusters "pimping" comment.] “groveling tone aside, what makes me want to cave his head in over this apology is the complete hypocrisy he’s displaying… In September 2007, during a rant against president bush, he said, ‘And in pimping General David Petraeus, Sir, in violation of everything this country…’ He’s talking about the President of the United States apparently making one of his generals take loads in the mouth and bring him the cash. Or, is Keith just using “pimping” to mean, “used inappropriately,” as so many of us understand it to mean in that context? I guess this [censored] forgot to mention it during his Schuster apology.”

    It’s not really relevant, but if you get a chance to read it, he’s got chapters on Hillary “Fat Calves” Clinton, Reverend Al Sharpton Scumbag Extraordinaire, dr Phil, Eliot Spitzer… And it’s dedicated to “anyone who sits in front of the television screaming ‘[crnsored] you!’ for at least two hours a day.

    Ghost (6f9de7)

  21. I like Breitbart but he needs to be a little more careful. He should not have put himself in the position he did on that Shirley Sherrod incident. He needs to be more circumspect. I think that he learned a lot after that mistake. Conservatives don’t get the same margin of error as the darlings of he mainstream media.

    AZ Bob (1c9631)

  22. “I like Breitbart but he needs to be a little more careful. He should not have put himself in the position he did on that Shirley Sherrod incident.”

    AZ Bob – I disagree. I think a lot of the outrage of the Sherrod kerfuffle is dishonest and comes from people who have never looked at Breitbart’s original post on the matter, which explained the context of her remarks and her subsequent redemptive revelation and decision to send the white farmer to “one of his own kind.”

    The people criticizing Breitbart over Sherrod seem to rely on summaries of what he wrote or posted which for “inexplicable” reasons exclude the full context of his remarks.

    Dishonest or coincidence? You decide.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  23. Shuster was fired just three short months after that “O’Keefe/Landrieu episode”, daley.

    It must really suck to be fired from a cable news network with a little over 100K viewers, only to land at one with even less.

    Colonel Haiku (09b2e1)

  24. The Sherrod debacle was manufactured. It wasn’t even about Shirley Sherrod. It was about the NAACPs reaction to her actions. Remember the timeline: NAACP calls tea party racist, breitbart releases video saying, “look at racist NAACP AUDIENCE MEMBERS laughing about not helping a white guy!” it was always about the audience’s reaction. Even in the original story, breitbart noted that her basic humanity appealed to her to help the white guy (by sending him to one of his own kind, ya know, because it’s still 1935 and we still refer to people by their kinds).

    Ghost (6f9de7)

  25. But the Daily Basilisk, I mean Beast, say it’s the hot new thing in political commentary, lol. I mean
    Granholm, Uyger, and Olbermann it can’t go wrong, lol.

    narciso (87e966)

  26. Breitbart’s report was about ACLU racisum and the response by their members. The press and White House made it about Shirley Sherrod. Breitbart released all of the video he had (no 5-10 seconds slice and dice like you see on abcnbccbscnnmsnbcnprprsbbcxyz which is their standard).

    And even though the ACLU had the full video–As far as I know–They still never did release it (still kept a few minutes on the cutting room floor).

    Being careful does not give conservatives one iota of cover.

    Whereas, you can be a documented serial liar, admit to illegal behavior, be hypocritical about ethics up the wazoo, leave your jobs and take a “vacation” from the foundation you started (cough peter gleick) and still be called a hero by the media and their sounding boards… And have your fake document quoted far and wide when it was an obvious fake within hours of being released (aka: “A lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on.” — a quote from around 1855/early telegraph era).

    “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” Sorry–that is no longer operative (if it every was in a political sense).

    Go get them Bart!

    BfC (2ebea6)

  27. The only thing that sucks is Shuster and Olby are milking twitter wars or whatever they can from Andrew. They are using him like Olby used Billo. It legitimizes there suckie channel in a weird way.

    Noodles (3681c4)

  28. Seems to me that the rift between O’Keffe and Schuster is sexual in nature. Schuster probably would not stop trying to get into O’Keffes pants. A little bird tells me that Schuster is a tube steak troubadour.

    LaInfidel (3b2b4a)

  29. “It wasn’t even about Shirley Sherrod.”

    Ghost – My point is that even in the left’s attempt to make it about Sherrod, they are lying about what Breitbart actually wrote and posted. So was Beck.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  30. the whole sherrod thing was sloppy sloppy sloppy at best

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  31. Yeah, beck lost a lot of credibility that day.

    Ghost (6f9de7)

  32. Mr. Feets luvs him some racisty racist Shirley.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  33. Attention:
    Something questionable at #29. Don’t recognize the name, saying not nice things.

    Yes, Breitbart and O’Keefe need to be careful for their own sakes as well as others. When you can’t refute them, smear them, that’s what good ol Saul would say.

    So…when they say something actionable.. tie them up in court forever.

    One reason Billy Graham never was seriously accused of anything was that he was careful never even to be 1:1 with a woman other than his wife, anywhere; he worked hard not only to not do something scandelous, but to avoid being accused as much as possible. In one way an unfair standard, but O’Keefe should stick with double dates in public.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  34. Shirley seemed amiable enough I bet she makes tasty pancakes too and she probably says eat up now get em while they’re hot and I would say yes Miss Shirley thank you very much

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  35. Huh–the moonbat trolls don’t seem to want to engage on this one: perhaps they’re scared of being sued for their tinfoil collections if they are associated with Schuster’s argument?

    M. Scott Eiland (003254)

  36. Is this something?

    “Former employee accuses Florida GOP, RNC of discrimination”

    http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/apnews/stories/082304/D84L8BRO0.shtml

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  37. Conservatives need an army of Breitbart’s.

    sickofrinos (44de53)

  38. That’s interesting, daley. Looks as if there may be a serial litigator out there in the guise of a “black conservative”.

    Colonel Haiku (09b2e1)

  39. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4od4QQVK1o&feature=player_embedded
    This is vid that hasn’t been breitbarted btw. :)

    tifosa (efdaa2)

  40. Huntsman. Yelling at occupiers is worse than rape.

    JD (318f81)

  41. I could smell the occupiers.

    sickofrinos (44de53)

  42. Is Breitbart aware of rapes, yet hasn’t reported them?

    tifosa (efdaa2)

  43. One reason Billy Graham never was seriously accused of anything was that he was careful never even to be 1:1 with a woman other than his wife, anywhere; he worked hard not only to not do something scandelous, but to avoid being accused as much as possible. In one way an unfair standard, but O’Keefe should stick with double dates in public.

    This is yet another reason Billy Graham is so respected. This should be the standard practice of every male politician, elected official, those in the pulpit and many others held to a higher standard of behavior.

    O’Keefe, choosing to continue down a road fraught with potential danger where dishonest hacks like Olbermann and Shuster and left-leaning media outlets aggressively look for any whiff of indiscretion on their search and destroy missions of the right, would be wise to take serious note of this.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  44. I’m sure Ken Starr would agree with you,Dana,

    narciso (87e966)

  45. Plaintiff has suffered damages as a result of the conduct of the Defendant including but not limited to loss of reputation in the community and the reluctance of others to associate with him in his business.

    What reputation & which community? He’s a wingnut celebrity fer’crissakes.

    That last is intriguing. Sure would like to know who it is that no longer wishes to associate themselves with him, given they were presumably perfectly willing to associate with him prior to his latest caper. Brightfart hisself maybe?

    Morningafter (56063e)

  46. Heh. Well Bill sure would have benefited from making it a regular practice in his life, no? I’m watching the PBS doc about him.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  47. What reputation & which community? He’s a wingnut celebrity fer’crissakes.

    Pathetic ankle biter. This guy exposed a great deal of corruption.

    Dustin (401f3a)

  48. What reputation & which community? He’s a wingnut celebrity fer’crissakes.

    You should try to get out more.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  49. They find ways to associate with pipe bombers like Kimberlin, racial arsonists like Sharpton, whose provocations have gotten conveniently more vicious,
    porcine anti Americans like Michael Moore, who has
    been lying from the time of Roger and Me,

    narciso (87e966)

  50. “morningafter” seems to be hitting the bottle. Care to tells all of the names your have commented under?

    JD (318f81)

  51. I’ve had plenty of criticisms of O’Keefe, but I can appreciate that he’s putting his ass out there trying to accomplish something. It takes a lot of guts, and I know I couldn’t do what he does anywhere near as well as he’s done it.

    He’s one of the most productive journalists in this country. Dan Rather and Katie Couric should ask O’Keefe how to do their jobs.

    porcine anti Americans like Michael Moore,

    Poetry

    Dustin (401f3a)

  52. The irony is in similar fashion to Chambers and/or Burnham, Breitbart was associated with the left,
    for a time, hence he has ‘read their book’

    narciso (87e966)

  53. This guy exposed a great deal of corruption.

    In conservative journalistic practices sure, but that was hardly an unknown before O’Thief got in on the act.

    Morningafter (31156a)

  54. “morningafter” – care to share with us the various names you have used to comment under?

    JD (318f81)

  55. I could smell the occupiers.
    Comment by sickofrinos — 2/25/2012 @ 6:21 pm

    Was it the occupiers, or just tiffy?

    AD-RtR/OS! (bb07cd)

  56. In conservative journalistic practices sure, but that was hardly an unknown before O’Thief got in on the act.

    Comment by Morningafter

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. He exposed democrats willing to help child prostitution pimps commit mortgage fraud, but because he did this with a sting operation, he is some kind of horrible monster.

    They did this time and again… pretty ghastly situation, and I’m thankful O’Keefe brought the truth out. Oh, I’m sorry, O’Thief. Because the word thief is bad and it rhymes with Keefe. Clever.

    Dustin (401f3a)

  57. Hypocrite only applies when you’re a conservative.

    On the left, it’s supporting the cause.

    Dull, troll liars are dull, trolls and liars.

    Ag80 (b0b671)

  58. True sting operations carried out by responsible law officers, don’t get to use selectively edited videos. Half-assed efforts at entrapment by unprincipled conservative activists, on the other hand…

    morningafter (29ead8)

  59. Coward.

    JD (318f81)

  60. Probably both, I’m sure tiffy was there, searching for love.

    sickofrinos (44de53)

  61. Yes he’s that too JD, thx.

    morningafter (29ead8)

  62. Morningafter – The Satan Pit doesn’t fill itself. Welcome back.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  63. “True sting operations carried out by responsible law officers, don’t get to use selectively edited videos.”

    Mike Wallace?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  64. ABC with Food Lion, Dateline with the GM exploding cars.

    narciso (87e966)

  65. half-assed efforts of
    The Poseidon Adventure
    spawned morningafter

    Colonel Haiku (064703)

  66. exploding pintos
    sounds like real cool moniker
    for bad-ass rock band

    Colonel Haiku (064703)

  67. “True sting operations carried out by responsible law officers, don’t get to use selectively edited videos. Half-assed efforts at entrapment by unprincipled conservative activists liberal journalists, on the other hand…”

    Dennis Ross?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  68. Notice how it slinks away when confronted with its own perfidy?

    JD (448fa8)

  69. Comment by morningafter — 2/25/2012 @ 7:35 pm

    True sting operations carried out by responsible law officers, don’t get to use selectively edited videos. Half-assed efforts at entrapment by unprincipled conservative activists, on the other hand…

    Unlike CBS news which will not release full audio of Pres. Obama:

    Last weekend, His Presidency Barack Obama was captured making potentially offensive comments to a group of big money donors who had paid large sums of money for special access to His Presidency.

    Twitter tags (message is sent to):

    @markknoller Why haven’t you released all of the audio of President Obama’s “donor meeting”? If you have please link?
    @markknoller This is my third request. Why will you not release the full audio of Obama’s donor conversation?
    @yesbuthowever My editors decided against it.

    Or, L.A. Times on That Tape of Obama at a Dinner for Radical Palestinians’ Rights Supporter Khalidi

    “The Los Angeles Times did not publish the videotape because it was provided to us by a confidential source who did so on the condition that we not release it,” said the newspaper’s editor, Russ Stanton. “The Times keeps its promises to sources.”

    So far, with the unlimited bandwidth of the Internet–I see the small news sources (blogs, conservative news, etc.) actually do tend to release huge blocks and even hours of video/audio.

    Something that broadcast networks, traditional news papers, etc. rarely do–Even though they all have large web sites too.

    BfC (2ebea6)

  70. I can’t remember, do we suffer fools, or just mock them?

    The good part of me says suffer.

    Ag80 (b0b671)

  71. I can’t remember, do we suffer fools, or just mock them?

    The good part of me says suffer.

    Ag80 (b0b671)

  72. True sting operations carried out by responsible law officers, don’t get to use selectively edited videos.

    That’s a very anti-anonymous and anti-occupy wall street attitude, isn’t it?

    I’m sure I’ve already told you, under a different moniker of yours, that the full audio was always available. No one has ever been able to explain where the exculpatory parts of the sting were, because that part is just in your imagination.

    Oh, and how Breitbart presented this stuff… sheer genius. One little video at a time, to denials and insistence it’s isolated. Then a worse video. Then a worse video.

    ACORN was destroyed by the truth, so to speak.

    Dustin (401f3a)

  73. Tweet street theater creature feature playing tonight.

    Noodles (3681c4)

  74. You would figure they would be on their toes for anything amiss, but from post ACORN interviews to NPR, they don’t take the hint,

    narciso (87e966)

  75. UPDATE x2: Looks like O’Keefe may be going for it:

    One last chance, @DavidShuster. Put in a correction today or legal action against you is imminent. I can and will prove you lied w/ malice.

    (H/t Erick Brockway on Twitter.)

    I see no correction from Shuster.

    I would like to think my post had something to do with this. (Or the email I sent him linking the post!)

    Hey James: I have other examples of people who have said the exact same thing. Admittedly, the one example I can think of is from a guy who is not particularly credible or widely read. Still, if you’re interested, l am happy to share . . .

    Patterico (17e5f6)

  76. Again we see the difference in right and left. When corruption of that magnitude in our ranks, we quickly cast it aside. The left will defend any action, including pedophilia (Sam Adams, mayor of Portland).

    Ghost (6f9de7)

  77. Tweet street theater creature feature playing tonight.

    YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAARRRRRGHHHH!!!

    Patterico (17e5f6)

  78. ACORN was destroyed by the truth, so to speak.

    If that could happen, then it should!

    Patterico (17e5f6)

  79. @ 79 =)

    Did you notice the Breitbart sock said “eh?”? I think I have seen someone else tweet that a lot.

    Noodles (3681c4)

  80. Is Breitbart aware of rapes, yet hasn’t reported them?
    Comment by tifosa — 2/25/2012 @ 6:34 pm

    – Well, there is your rape of common sense.

    Icy (9bbab7)

  81. True sting operations carried out by responsible law officers, don’t get to use selectively edited videos. Half-assed efforts at entrapment by unprincipled conservative activists, on the other hand…
    Comment by morningafter — 2/25/2012 @ 7:35 pm

    – Take it from the one that always makes a whole-assed effort, folks.

    Icy (9bbab7)

  82. Who’s “James O’Keefe”?

    Leviticus (870be5)

  83. That picture makes this O’Keefe fellow look like John Cleese with a hobo beard.

    Leviticus (870be5)

  84. Is it possible Leviticus is being serious?

    Nah.

    Patterico (17e5f6)

  85. so sad, titmousa
    wasted away again in
    Margaritaville

    Colonel Haiku (66be0b)

  86. I must say that Breibart is looking a little rough around the edges lately. You know how we cats are about grooming! Maybe Shuster is right for a change.

    Mew

    acat (0500dc)

  87. ACORN was destroyed by the truth, so to speak.

    ACORN had to go because they were registering too many likely Democratic voters, that’s the only truth in the whole sorry affair.

    Morningafter (56063e)

  88. “ACORN had to go because they were registering too many likely Democratic voters, that’s the only truth in the whole sorry affair.”

    Morningafter – Downtwinkles, sweetie.

    ACORN went because Congress defunded them on a bipartisan basis after viewing O’Keefe’s tapes.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  89. Morningafter, yeah all those likely Democratic voters named “Mickey Mouse”.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  90. all those likely Democratic voters named “Mickey Mouse”

    Who never vote.

    Just like all the dead people who vote the GOP can never find. Even more elusive than all those ‘family farmers’ targeted by the estate tax, apparently.

    Morningafter (56063e)

  91. Morningafter, your attempt to ignore the many cases of voter registration fraud tied to ACORN is a fail.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  92. Wow!
    Morningafter, and cat.
    Must be an election year, and like cicadas, the trolls emerge.

    AD-RtR/OS! (7d4e01)

  93. “morningafter” – list all of the names you have commented/lied under.

    JD (318f81)

  94. Morningafter – Downtwinkles again, sweetie.

    O’Keefe’s ACORN tapes and the Congressional defunding were not about voter registration fraud.

    MEME FAIL!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  95. Morningafter – Is pregnancy a disease?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  96. Voter registration fraud is not voter fraud and in no way justifies the current GOP focus on disenfranchising likely Dem voters.

    Not even close

    Morningafter (31156a)

  97. ACORN had to go because they were registering too many likely Democratic voters, that’s the only truth in the whole sorry affair.

    Comment by Morningafter

    LOL… that MUST be why Rev. Senator Al Franken (D) voted to defund.

    Colonel Haiku (93974f)

  98. It comes armed with a hangover, lies, and stale talking points from bradblog and thinkregess. SHOCKA

    JD (318f81)

  99. “no way justifies the current GOP focus on disenfranchising likely Dem voters.”

    Morningafter – Please provide evidence, not just supposition, of disenfranchisement.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  100. Free ID is a poll tax. And racist.

    JD (318f81)

  101. Likely Democratic votersphrase. A group that encompasses utopians, socialists, slackers, union members, the chronically unemployed, illegal immigrants, the entitlement generation, liberal arts majors, minority groups that believe the lie that their lot in life will never improve, AND the chronically dead.

    Icy (9bbab7)

  102. ==Even more elusive than all those ‘family farmers’ targeted by the estate tax, apparently.==

    Your knowledge of the economics of American family farmers is also another obvious fail, Morningafter. Apparently you prefer elderly farmer operators having to sell out to corporations and hedge funds because their own children don’t have the cash on hand to pay inheritance taxes unless they sell the land itself– and along with it their livlihoods. Nice. Trollish snark is one thing. Ignorant trolls make me sick.

    elissa (04bcac)

  103. Morningafter prolly loves it some convicted felon, drug smuggler, perjurer, bomber, now self-proclaimed political prisoner, artiste and progressive crusader Brett Kimberlin. Tiny Breet sounds a lot like John Hinckley.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  104. Morningafter – Can you double my money on a used car?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  105. Daley – I’m quite sure it hasn’t escaped your notice that GOP legislatures throughout the country have been passing a multitude of laws with new voter ID requirements aimed squarely at disenfranchising likely Dem voters. It also wouldn’t surprise me to learn that you are more than happy with their efforts.

    Morningafter (9c4681)

  106. Photo-ID… cruel and unusual punishment to a Democrat.

    The Dumbing Down of America continueszzzzz…

    Colonel Haiku (93974f)

  107. Integrity test, morningafter” – what Shuster said was objectively true, or objectively false? You have commented under a variety of names – true, or false?

    JD (448fa8)

  108. Funny thing is Acorn was not even very cost effective at registering real “Democratic” people to vote. After the last presidential election:

    On Monday, Nevada officials charged Acorn, its regional director and its Las Vegas field director with submitting thousands of fraudulent voter registration forms last year. Larry Lomax, the registrar of voters in Las Vegas, says he believes 48% of Acorn’s forms “are clearly fraudulent.” On Thursday, prosecutors in Pittsburgh, Pa., also charged seven Acorn employees with filing hundreds of fraudulent voter registrations before last year’s general election.

    Other Democrats on the ground have complaints. Fred Voight, deputy election commissioner in Philadelphia, protested after Acorn (according to the registrar of voters and his own investigation) submitted at least 1,500 fraudulent registrations last fall. “This has been going on for a number of years,” he told CNN in October. St. Louis Democrat Matthew Potter, the city’s deputy elections director, had similar complaints.

    Elsewhere, Washington state prosecutors fined Acorn $25,000 after several employees were convicted of voter registration fraud in 2007. The group signed a consent decree with King County (Seattle), requiring it to beef up its oversight or face criminal prosecution. In the 2008 election, Acorn’s practices led to investigations, some ongoing, in 14 other states.

    A lot of money is at stake. In the stimulus bill passed by Congress, Acorn is eligible — along with other activist groups — to apply for $2 billion in funds to redevelop abandoned and foreclosed homes. Meanwhile, public records show that last spring the IRS filed three tax liens totaling almost $1 million against Acorn, most of which concerned employee withholding.

    Got to love the closing of the article:

    As for the Nevada indictment, Acorn isn’t worried. “We’ve had bad publicity before, and all it does is inform the community that we’re here working for the community,” Bonnie Greathouse, Acorn’s head organizer in Nevada, assured the Las Vegas Review-Journal this week. “People always come forward to our defense. We’re just community organizers, just like the president used to be.”

    BfC (2ebea6)

  109. “Daley – I’m quite sure it hasn’t escaped your notice that GOP legislatures throughout the country have been passing a multitude of laws with new voter ID requirements aimed squarely at disenfranchising likely Dem voters.”

    Morningafter – It does not escape my notice that you have no evidence to support your contention that the laws are aimed at disenfranchising likely Dem voters. NONE.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  110. Integrity test, morningafter” – what Shuster said was objectively true, or objectively false?

    I’d like to hear the answer to that. Please provide it.

    Patterico (17e5f6)

  111. Morningafter – Why do you oppose fair elections?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  112. No way it will answer, Patterico. Serial trolls don’t roll like that.

    JD (448fa8)

  113. “I’d like to hear the answer to that. Please provide it.”

    Patterico – Don’t hold your breath waiting for a straight answer.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  114. Voter registration fraud is not voter fraud
    – The goal post is not here, it’s over there!

    GOP legislatures throughout the country have been passing a multitude of laws with new voter ID requirements aimed squarely at disenfranchising likely Dem voters.
    – Well, it IS . . . difficult for the chronically dead to obtain a current drivers license.

    Icy (9bbab7)

  115. I would have to say that Schuster may have left himself open to legal action on an imputation of criminal activity basis, but not on the ‘injurious to another in their trade’ cause listed in the complaint. He’s a wingnut icon, he’ll even a jail term would only enhance his reputation in his chosen ‘profession’.

    Morningafter (296fe8)

  116. “Is it possible Leviticus is being serious?”

    - Patterico

    Nah.

    But if I were, I would say “Who gives a rat-f*ck about an attention-seeking little hack like James O’Keefe?”

    Leviticus (870be5)

  117. So, if you don’t care for them, who cares if people lie about them?

    Close to an actual answer, “morningafter”. But you forgot the 2nd question.

    JD (448fa8)

  118. Icy

    Voting while dead is not a significant nor pressing problem in present day elections. You know it, the GOP knows it. Same goes for voters using using fraudulent registrations and voting by illegals.

    If you have data or statistics indicating otherwise I’m sure you could provide a link?

    Morningafter (e9719a)

  119. Lallalalalalalalalalala because the left says it, it must be true

    JD (448fa8)

  120. Morningafter – Why do you oppose fair elections?
    – If elections were fair then their side might lose! And it’s simply too important for the survival of the nation (think of the children!) for the Dems to lose over something so trivial as not receiving enough votes!

    Icy (9bbab7)

  121. Hmm, the Democratics think that Voter Registration Fraud is still illegal–2/6/2012:

    However, White could lose his job due to a pending civil court challenge from the Indiana Democratic Party. The party argues that White is ineligible to serve because he was fraudulently registered to vote at the wrong address.

    Oh, I am sorry, turns out the person convicted of Registration Fraud was a Republican:

    Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White — the man charged with upholding election integrity in Indiana — was convicted of six felonies on Saturday, including three counts of voter fraud, two counts of perjury and one count of theft.

    White, a Republican, could face up to three years in prison for each of the counts, the Indianapolis Star reports, and will be sentenced on February 23. The charges were based on accusations that White lied about where he lived while campaigning for secretary of state. The jury ruled he lied in order to keep receiving his salary from the Fishers Town Council even though he had moved out of his district.

    BfC (2ebea6)

  122. I would have to say that Schuster may have left himself open to legal action on an imputation of criminal activity basis, but not on the ‘injurious to another in their trade’ cause listed in the complaint. He’s a wingnut icon, he’ll even a jail term would only enhance his reputation in his chosen ‘profession’.

    Morningafter,

    I asked you a question.

    As the host of this site, I like having my questions answered.

    The next comment of yours to appear will answer my question. Clearly.

    As a reminder, the question was:

    Integrity test, morningafter” – what Shuster said was objectively true, or objectively false?

    The beginning of your comment will say “Objectively true” or “Objectively false” followed by a period. Then you can spew whatever crap you like.

    Answer the question.

    Patterico (17e5f6)

  123. See, this is what happens when you turn the progs loose.

    Would someone please be so kind as to clean the feces off the walls?

    My Sharia Moor (fd42ae)

  124. Of course, you may choose not to follow my simple instructions.

    But then, your comment will not appear. Nor will any subsequent comment.

    Answer the question.

    Patterico (17e5f6)

  125. White, a Republican, could face up to three years in prison for each of the counts, the Indianapolis Star reports, and will be sentenced on February 23.

    You sure you REALLY wanna get into exchanging criminal convictions, scooter???

    My Sharia Moor (fd42ae)

  126. Morningafter is guilty of felonious goat-buggering.

    That is all.

    Icy (9bbab7)

  127. Comment by Morningafter — 2/26/2012 @ 1:15 pm

    Voting while dead is not a significant nor pressing problem in present day elections. You know it, the GOP knows it. Same goes for voters using using fraudulent registrations and voting by illegals.

    How about we go back to the Poll Tax–That is a good old Democratic idea:

    The Virginia poll tax reemerged following the Civil War as a source of revenue for the new public school system, but as early as 1871 the governor proposed that payment of the tax be made a prerequisite for voting. In 1876, the state’s Conservative Party (which soon became the Democratic Party) succeeded in amending the state constitution, for the first time denying the right to vote to men who had not paid the state poll tax. At that same time, another amendment denied the vote to men who had been convicted of petty crimes. The two amendments were understood to be aimed at making it more difficult for African American males to vote, since many poor black families could not pay the tax. Additionally, white supremacists’ assumption that black men were inherently less honest than white men was another way to target the African American community, since under that assumption they would be more likely to commit petty criminal acts.

    MorningAfter, do you know anything about history?

    In 1882, the Readjusters (a coalition of disgruntled Democrats, Republicans, and African Americans that was committed to refinancing the state’s public debt and preserving the new public school system) amended the constitution to remove payment of the poll tax as a prerequisite to voting.

    What color is the sky in your word?

    BfC (2ebea6)

  128. “… I’m quite sure it hasn’t escaped your notice that GOP legislatures throughout the country have been passing a multitude of laws with new voter ID requirements aimed squarely at disenfranchising likely Dem voters who are engaged in committing voter fraud. It also wouldn’t surprise me to learn that you are more than happy with their efforts.”

    FTFY!

    AD-RtR/OS! (7d4e01)

  129. Voting while dead is not a significant nor pressing problem in present day elections. You know it, the GOP knows it. Same goes for voters using using fraudulent registrations and voting by illegals.

    – Yeah, it’s just like goat-buggering. There’s a law against it, but there’s never any need to enforce it.

    Oh wait . . .

    Icy (9bbab7)

  130. That might be the last we see of Morningafter until the next screen name it adopts.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  131. I am shocked that the serial prevaricating sock puppet troll disappeared.

    JD (448fa8)

  132. Apparently, there DOESN”T have to be a Morningafter…

    Colonel Haiku (cf30ed)

  133. JD – Completely out of character for it not to be able to give a simple true or false answer.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  134. It is a distant memory.

    Patterico (feda6b)


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