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It was all just too easy.
We’ll try to find the raw YouTube video but in the meantime enjoy the video here with setup from the Fox and Friends hosts.
Obama’s shock troops are at it again and the fact that this isn’t an SNL sketch makes it simultaneously hilarious and repulsive at the same time.
An underground film documentarian in the Baltimore ACORN offices requesting assistance on his tax return for sheltering his income from prostitution… and gladly getting it from the ACORN workers.
And if that wasn’t enough, the “pimp” asks for advice on how to shelter the income of some young girls he will soon be importing from El Salvador. Pffft. Hit the “easy button” on that one, pal. Declare them as dependents. But only three of them. What about the others?
“If they are making money and they are under-aged, you shouldn’t let anyone know anyway” (laughter all around)
and “Train them to keep their mouth shut”, which, in that line of work, oh, never mind.
See? It’s beyond parody to where we can’t help but join in the fun in what is a truly demented set of circumstances.
And the fact that there are children’s voices and laughter in the background only serves to underscore the utter depravity of this particular ACORN office. This isn’t counsel offered in some broom closet. The active consent of prostitution and under-aged prostitution is downright pro-forma and is dispensed with altruistic cheer more befitting food stamp-collecting.
The cherry on top of all this is that what you just witnessed was made possible by a generous grant by U.S. tax dollars.
The fact that ACORN will have an instrumental role in the upcoming census in 2010 makes it that much easier to play a census luddite.
(UPDATE #1): The documentarian is 25 yr.-old James O’Keefe and here is what he opens with:
A famous community organizer once said, “The only way to upset the power structure in your communities is to goad them, confuse them, irritate them and, most of all, make them live by their own rules. If you make them live by their own rules, you destroy them.” Impossible demands can irritate modern leftists in ways nothing else can, whether it’s by banning Lucky Charms cereal because it’s racist against Irish people, calling Planned Parenthood saying you want to donate money for black abortions in the name of Margaret Sanger, or making Sen. Snowe sign an oversized bailout check for a billion dollars to Amtrak, in her own office.
The two full-length video clips of O’Keefe’s visit to the ACORN office and accompanying commentary, here.
P.S. We hesitated going with this because it just didn't seem plausible. The disconnect between talking about ways to skirt the laws regarding prostitution and the breezy manner in which it is done stretches credulity.
So here is where we make a big fat disclaimer: If we've been had and the activity in question is not prostitution, there is still plenty of evidence that the ACORN workers are consenting to and advising with respect to illegal activities of some sort be it underage working, hiding incomes, illegal housing, illegal immigration, etc. Whatever it is... guilty, guilty, guilty.
Good news: Looks like the authorities are looking into prosecuting those two in the ACORN video.
Bad news: “those two” would be the ones responsible for making the video.
From the state attorney’s office for the city of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD – September 11, 2009 – We have received inquiries from citizens and the media asking whether the Baltimore City State’s Attorneys Office would initiate a criminal investigation for acts allegedly committed at ACORN offices located in Baltimore. The only information received in reference to this alleged criminal behavior was a YouTube video. Upon review by this office, the video appears to be incomplete. In addition, the audio portion could possibly have been obtained in violation of Maryland Law, Annotated Code of Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article §10-402, which requires two party consent.
Gotta love the tone of that statement. We’re not really sure what crimes have been committed here but… hey, what about this video tape?
Also, though ACORN has fired the two female employees they are claiming the video was altered to make ACORN look bad. And besides, no tax returns were filed so, technincally, no assistance was provided. So there.