O’Keefe and Gilles: Two Nuts Infiltrating an ACORN

It remains the top Google search for “ACORN video“: FOX News’ credulous “reporting” of the two kids who posed as a pimp and prostitute and entered various ACORN headquarters to ferret out the wrongdoers among them. The scandal as FOX continues to see it – despite overwhelming law enforcement evidence to the contrary – is that an ACORN volunteer is seen on the video confessing to the murder of her ex-husband. But is that where the story actually is? Or is there some other illumination to be gleaned from this whole affair? We’ve seen lots of video taken from the front of the camera, but let’s take a moment to look at who was behind the camera, posing as a “pimp.”

Hannah Giles and James OKeefe, purveyors of thespian sexual favours.
Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe, purveyors of thespian sexual favours.

Meet Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe, the two activists who journeyed into the Heart of Darkness, also known as “The Ghetto.” One can hardly imagine a more appropriate pair to pose as two drug-addicted, hard-bitten inner city thugs with a taste for the sex trade. The video they produced shows the realistic method acting and authentic attire they employed in their subterfuge. Who among the volunteers at ACORN, many of whom have spent their lives in the streets where prostitutes ply their wares, could help but fall for their crafty ways?

After all, nothing say’s “hooker” like blond hair, healthy skin, expensive slut-gear and a full set of teeth. I can see this bad, bad, pimpin’ man screaming now, “Bitch betta have my latte!!”

Only FOX News could be so eager to grind their axes as to fall for this ridiculous scam. The only way anyone would go to these two dolts for sexual favours is if they were looking for a sexual act known as “The Full Milk Toast.” When I first heard about some of the video they captured, I was a little worried. But then I saw the third video – the one with the supposed murderer – and then I saw the kids who tried to pull this off and the whole thing just collapsed under its own farcical weight.

It reveals something far more compelling about FOX News viewers and their concept of what “The Ghetto” is that they would be equally willing to fall for this nonsense. You really do have to be from somewhere at least as snow-white as Utah to believe that:

  1. These two idiots could pass for a “hooker” and a “pimp.”
  2. That dressing for a Cozumel night club and dressing for a night of heavy prostitute work are the same thing: a slut’s a slut.
  3. That anything so exact as a “hooker” and a “pimp” really exists in the world: these are not professions for which you get a certification.[1. Perhaps a CBL? Commercial Blowjob License?]
  4. That “hookers” and “pimps” regularly announce themselves as such.
  5. That “hookers” and “pimps” import their prostitutes from El Salvador; that “hookers” and “pimps” have enough money to fly someone in from El Salvador – coach, one would presume, but even so… – but can’t think of anything better to do with their money than visit ACORN offices in search of cheap rental property.
  6. That the idle question, “how much do you charge,” is answerable with a set list of charges and services, like your local chimney sweep.
  7. That people who commit murder routinely share this information with strangers whom they meet for the first time; that murder in “The Ghetto” is a thing for which such a cavalier attitude is commonplace.

But facts don’t seem to matter much to the executives at FOX News, who continue to allow their “journalists” to spew hate about an organization upon whose head not a single conviction has fallen so far. Neither it seems do facts matter to their audience, for whom FOX News serves as a means to reinforce their beliefs at the expense of reality. At issue is the shared socio-political axe FOX and it’s audience have to grind; not facts or even half-assed observation, either of which would have forbade them to cover this “story.”

What is worse is the lemming-like behavior of the Mainstream Media and Democratic politicians, both of whom are being led by the nose for fear of looking weak on voter fraud. Since when as FOX News ever proven itself to be worth of such unqualified and unexamined sourcing? What major news has the FOX News network ever broken that turned out to be legitimate in any way, apart from being handed interviews and White House leaks by a Bush White House that was friendly to it’s cause?

And all of this built on the “work” of a minister’s daughter and an MBA.


Two Wars, an Economy in Crisis and. . .

. . . the Westminster Dog Show.

That’s right. PETA decided now was the time to protest the fucking Westminster Dog Show dressed in KKK outfits. Seriously? Apparently, breeding dogs is a question of creating a “Master Race.” That’s the well-considered position of PETA, an animal rights activist group that presumably expects to be taken seriously.

So, tell me: which of these is the “Master Race” of dogs? Is it this one:

Or this one:

Which do you suppose strikes more fear into the heart of the non-Aryan?

So, to the extent that I really have nothing better to do this morning, it’s totally worth the effort just rattle off the things that come to mind making PETA look like a bunch of fucking ass-munching douchebags as usual:

First of all, breeds and races are not in any way related. A race represents a huge population of humans who share a geographic origin, skin color and facial features, but are an otherwise genetically diverse group amongst which inter-procreating is normal and non-destructive. Breeds are really the selective reinforcement of specific genetic traits through careful breeding of genetically similar animals. Inter-procreation among these animals can sometimes have negative effects because they are so closely related, but at the same time, holding together a breed is an act of constant diligence akin to picking up Jell-O with salad tongs.

Indeed, the notion that breeding can even effect a modest change in the overall dog population is farce. The overwhelming majority of dogs are not pure bred in the first place and have no interest in maintaining their genetic identity, screwing each other with wild abandon. This is also distinct from, say, inter-species breeding in birds or butterflies, which is generally not possible. A Schnauzer does the hokey-pokey with a Lhasa Apso, and before you know it, you’re right back to just plain “dog.”

But whatever you think of the genetics of breeding, there is a huge and one would think not terribly nuanced difference between selectively breeding dogs and systematically exterminating Jews. Moreover, the Westminster Dog Show has dogs competing within their own breeds, in classes of breeds and finally in Best of Show. If there was one “Master Race” of dogs, it wouldn’t be much fun, now would it?

Notice that they don’t make the direct case for animal cruelty, and there’s little wonder why. While there is always an exception to prove every rule, dog handlers treat their dogs better than most of their families. This is a labour of love for which there is very little reward and hundreds of thousands of dollars lost every year. Yes, it’s also a labour of egos for the rich, we can admit that. But these dogs eat the best food, live in the best conditions, get the best veterinarian care.

There are millions of dogs all across America and the planet, scattered to the four winds and fending for themselves or sitting in shelters waiting to get gassed. Why are these dogs the ones you need to make a show for? Call me cynical, but I think I know the answer to this last question: because cameras don’t show up at animal shelters very often. Fuck the dead dogs, let’s make a show about the pretty ones.