Monday, September 14, 2009

The ACORN Files, Episode Three. This time it's New York and there's more to come. Oh, yes, indeedy.

"That's O'Keefe, James O'Keefe." James O'Keefe, 25, and Hannah Giles, 20, Christian video guerrillas, without peer.

A tip of the boonie hat to my old Buckeye buddy Joe for tipping me off that this latest ACORN indiscretion (which I knew was coming) had hit the airwaves.

There are, I am told by a confidential media friend, several more. And, I am also told, the revelations will just keep getting get better. And then, better still. ;-)

'Pimp & hooker' catch B'klyn staff


Posted: 3:30 AM, September 14, 2009

The scandal surrounding the left-wing activist organization ACORN has spread to New York, with employees at its Brooklyn office caught on video helping supposed ladies of the night get loans for their dream houses of ill repute.

Rather than reminding the women that prostitution is dangerous and illegal and advising them to change their careers, counselors at the social-services group shockingly offer suggestions on how they can launder their earnings.

"Honesty is not going to get you the house," a loan counselor at the offices told two activists posing as a mortgage-seeking pimp and prostitute.

"You can't say what you do for a living."

ACORN workers in two other cities, Baltimore and Washington, DC, had already fallen hooker, line and sinker for the hidden-camera sting operation by two conservative activists.

Four ACORN employees have been fired as a result of the earlier videos, and last Friday the Census Bureau severed its ties with the group, whose members had been hired to do canvassing during the 2010 census.

In an unrelated outrage, ACORN was accused of widespread voter fraud during the 2008 presidential election by helping unqualified voters to register.

As in prior videos released by the filmmaking team of James O'Keefe, 25, and Hannah Giles, 20, employees of the group -- which specializes in housing and voter activism -- were eager to dispense advice on gaming the system and skirting the law.

"You know, what goes on in the house we don't care," one counselor said. "We just help you with the mortgage."

O'Keefe and Giles were garishly dressed as a stereotypical pimp and prostitute. O'Keefe was decked out in excessively snazzy flesh-peddler couture, and Giles, going by the name "Eden," wore almost nothing.

The ACORN workers were not the slightest bit judgmental or put off by the request for help in getting financing for a brothel.

Counselor Volda Albert freely offered financial advice to the young couple, and held back on giving out any life advice.

"I can't tell you don't do it, because you won't listen to me," Albert said.

For tax and banking purposes, and to establish a legitimate income and credit history, Giles was told she needed to start saying she was a "freelancer."

"Don't say that you're a prostitute thing or whatever," she said.

Albert also suggested that Giles open two accounts at separate banks, depositing no more than $500 each a week to ensure few eyebrows are raised.

As for the rest of the money she earned from turning tricks, Albert told her to hide it away.

"When you buy the house with a back yard. You get a tin . . . and bury it down in there, and you put the money right in, and you put grass over it, and you don't tell a single soul but yourself where it is," she said.

Albert even had advice on protecting O'Keefe from getting tied by authorities to Giles' prostitution.

Her illegally obtained revenue could be given to O'Keefe through an intermediary, and then he could use it for a down payment on the house by applying for a "no doc" loan.

In the earlier videos, counselors offered similar suggestions to a "prostitute," telling her to list her occupation as "performance artist," and even offering advice on how to claim as dependants underage girls recruited for the business.

Milagros Rivera, the Brooklyn office administrator advised Giles, "don't get caught -- it's against the law what you are doing, and there's a chance you'll get caught."

Before bidding them good luck, Albert offered two final suggestions.

"Save for a rainy day," she said. "And live well."

O'Keefe, who majored in philosophy at Rutgers University, said he and Giles funded the project themselves. This kind of undercover, guerrilla tactic is the "future of investigative journalism and political activism," he said.

Inspired by "Rules for Radicals," Saul Alinsky's bible for rabble-rousing, more often associated with the left, O'Keefe said he has been targeting and exposing the "absurdities of the enemy by employing their own rules and language."

"If you can make impossible demands on your enemy, you can destroy them," he said.

So he began using a hidden camera "in a location I'd rather not disclose" and started visiting ACORN offices around the Northeast.

As with a series of videos O'Keefe made in 2008, in which Planned Parenthood employees agreed to earmark his donations for the abortions of African-American babies, he said he expected ACORN would yield maybe "a few gotcha moments."

"But we never imagined they would all comply -- it's just disgusting they didn't just throw us out of the office," he said.

In a statement released Saturday, ACORN said that it could not defend the actions of its employees but that what O'Keefe and Giles did was criminal.

"And, in fact, a crime it was -- our lawyers believe a felony -- and we will be taking legal action against Fox and their co-conspirators," the statement said.

Fox News aired the Baltimore and Washington tapes.

O'Keefe said, "ACORN wants it both ways."

"You can't fire the employees and then say I have defamed them," he said.


Anonymous said...

The only crime committed here was that employees of ACORN were caught red-handed... not only caught, but done so by using their own tactics against them. lol! Love it! They are going down for sure this time. Bravo, O'Keefe and Giles!

Steve K said...

I'm salivating to see what the next video holds. I can't wait until we can burn the tree of ACORN to the ground.

Crucis said...

Comments heard today from Baltimore say that since the Video/Audio was obtained illegally (since both parties must approve in advance) that no charges will be placed. On the other hand they are vigorously proceeding with charges against O'Keefe, el at, for violating Maryland law against illegal recording a conversation.

Didn't expect anything else from Baltimore as corrupt as it and the state of Maryland are.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering if the band of merry moviemakers made their way to Houston, Chicago, LA, how 'bout Seattle, or Little Rock? Just wondering...

Anonymous said...

The two young adults pictured with this post are the ones who posed as a pimp and his flesh that caught the ACORN nuts giving advice on how to best subvert the system. (Otherwise a noble cause, but not when it results in theft and misuse of taxpayer dollars.)

They are dressed as they were dressed for the interview. A normal persons B.S.-o-meter would be pegged, but somehow ACORN just rolls with that way.

thedweeze said...

"...hooker, line and sinker..."


The jokes write themselves sometimes.

There's movement afoot to try to find out what (didn't) happen vis-a-vis the Black Panther fiasco. Hopefully this will actually amount to something. People who are scrambling around to hire attorneys aren't gonna be thinking up new and novel ways to infringe That Which Shall Not Be Infringed. Not to mention the entertainment value....

ReverendFranz said...

Completely off topic mike, and no need to approve the comment, but i was wondering if you might be able to help me out finding a post you wrote a while back in response to a comment of a letter to someone who said that they didnt want to get involved in the issues at hand for fear of letting the government know who they were, something about not joining the NRA, ammo caches and being ready (or something like that) but i seem to remember an excellent response on your part explaining why one cant win a war while in hiding.

Im sure this is an obvious detail i am missing, or perhaps misremembering the details i do have, but several dozen google searches havent led me to it, and hopefully you might have some idea of what i am talking about, as im currently engaged in a similar conversation with an otherwise reasonable man, and would love to forward your thoughts to him.

Thank you, and if you have any idea what i am talking about, you can reach me either on blogger as ReverendFranz ( ) or at i do appreciate it, and keep up the good work.


Anonymous said...

Indeed, a tip of the hat to O'Keefe and Giles. They are doing what needs to be done and what the main stream media refuses to do.

Gaming the system rather than being responsible and e-a-r-n-i-n-g it, like the rest of us taxpayers did. How nice, we the honest taxpayer pay for this crapola through D.C. backdoor, favor funding. Sure it's been going on for a long time, but it's at a fever pitch and simply has to be stopped.

Not only should ACORN and others of the same ilk be cut off, they and their bosses should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. But then that probably won't happen with an AG like Eric Holder who let the New Black Panther intimidators off scott free.

And by the way it was the zero down and 'no-doc' loans that went belly up in the derivative world and was the major cause of the current economic mess...

Isn't it obvious to America yet that we either take our country back at all costs or be content with being slaves??


Anonymous said...

So basically what ACORN told me last year regarding my "18" year old Russian "housekeeper" may be wrong? DAMN!

Happy D said...

Defoliant anyone we seem to have a weed problem.

Anonymous said...

Those acorn clowns must be gullible as well as criminaly stooooooopid

I was going to ask if anyone knew where I could download alinsky's "rules" but I'll go look harder for myself, rather than get Mike into trouble for "facilitating".

Those stings look like something we could all start doing, although I think I'm getting a bit old and fat for flashing my pubes :^(

Anonymous said...

Glenn Beck played some clips from the latest OKeefe and Giles investigative report, this time at an ACORN office in San Bernardino, I think.

Among the highlights - the ACORN twit admitted to having shot her (ex?)husband and killed him, was glad to help the pair import underage Salvadoran prostitutes, suggested her boss had probably been involved in the 'profession' as well, etc.

Beck said he will be playing the vid on his show this evening.

cmblake6 said...

Been watching on Beck. Awesome!

Happy D said...

It gets worse. It seems ACORN has no problem with it when the pair talk about customers paying extra to beat the underage Salvadoran prostitutes.

Forget defoliant can anyone spare a nuke?

tjbbpgobIII said...

I think the only crimes committed here are by the acorn people themselves. I mean I could never see those two as pimp n' ho no matter the get-up. Unless of courde, pimps n' ho's look a lot different than I think they do.