It takes some effort to do something more ridiculous than dress up as Pimp Von Pimpington III, but James O’Keefe still did it:
Alleging a plot to tamper with phones in Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office in the Hale Boggs Federal Building in downtown New Orleans, the FBI arrested four people Monday, including James O’Keefe, 25, a conservative filmmaker whose undercover videos at ACORN field offices severely damaged the advocacy group’s credibility.
Also arrested were Joseph Basel, Stan Dai and Robert Flanagan, all 24. Flanagan is the son of William Flanagan, who is the acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, the office confirmed. All four were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony.
What’s amazing is that it took four people to come up with an idea this stupid. You have to wonder what the ideas they didn’t use looked like.
“Hey, so, we should break into Mary Landrieu’s office and jizz all over the place.”
“Yeah, but that’ll leave all of our DNA behind.”
“Then we should jizz in their rubbing alcohol.”
“How much rubbing alcohol is the office going to have?”
“Okay, so we buy some and jizz in it and then leave it there.”
“But won’t they track rubbing alcohol purchases?”
“What about using cash?”
“I’m not going to get to an ATM until late this week.”
“Yeah, huh…how about we wiretap them?”
My favorite response is the lovingly clueless Megan McArdle, who seems to think that 24 is the new 12:
Like many 24-year olds, he may not have fully appreciated why what he was doing was wrong, but if the allegations are true, I hope that the judge explains it to him while handing down a stiff penalty.
Luckily, this sets up O’Keefe and company to write this off as a youthful indiscretion. You know, it really is difficult to make rational adult decisions after you’ve only received a college degree, held continued paying full-time employment for a few years and become a national figure in a self-designed controversy. You can’t even rent a car yet, you know. These guys were still babies! Let’s just hug them until it’s all better.
Jeffrey Epstein’s IT consultant reveals he saw girls who ‘couldn’t have more than 15 or 16’ on private island
ABC News broke a story just after midnight Thursday about a former IT consultant of Jeffrey Epstein's who resigned because he couldn't take some of the things he was seeing on Epstein's private island compound.
The island, which has been called "pedophile island" by locals, had "topless women everywhere.
"There were photos of topless women everywhere," said contractor Steve Scully, who began working for Epstein in 1999 and continued for six years. "On his desk, in his office, in his bedroom."
Stephen Colbert mocks Eric Trump in a way that must be seen to be believed
Stephen Colbert mocked Eric Trump so badly it has to be seen to be believed.
The moment came after Colbert played a clip of the young Trump child saying that 95 percent of the United States supports him, the camera cut to Colbert doing his Eric impression.
"I've got big gums, and I cannot lie," Colbert said.
"Yeah, 95, guys, I'm tellin' ya," Colbert said, pretending to be Eric with his lips curled up.
Black Pennsylvania Trump voter wonders if he’s still welcome in the GOP
Tuesday, CNN released interviews with Texas Trump supporters who defended his racist attacks on four Congresswomen of color. Wednesday night, Van Jones showed his panel of supporters of both President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. But things got tense when a Black Trump supporter was asked about the president's racially charged statements.
Two men, one white one Black, in the group said they supported Trump and probably would again because business was good. Two women in the group lamented that Trump's racism was hurtful for the country.
"I just go back to values," the older women said. "I value treating people with dignity. And if there is anything that is incongruent with those values, then I'm not for that. So I'm not going to put profit over my values."