View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Jon Stewart on Acorn Prostitution Videos

Two young people - one a veteran of Lila Rose's Live Action Films that expose Planned Parenthood's illegal activities - went to various ACORN offices dressed like a grade Z movie pimp and his prostitute with a fantastic story about wanting to set up a house of prostitution and to bring in underage girls from oversees to staff it (all with the purpose of raising money for the pimp's future campaign as a Democratic candidate!), and they got advice on tax dodges etc. from ACORN staffers.

Jon Stewart was not amused:

ACORN, of course, had ties to President Obama and his campaign. So we now have other former Obama "friends" from whom he has to distance himself when they prove embarrassing.

I hope Michelle doesn't have anything shady in her past!

As for the ACORN staff members who have been fired as a result of the videos, maybe they can get jobs at Planned Parenthood.

Here's one of their videos (love his coat!):


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple of questions about THIS particular video call into question the veracity of the PP video also.

First, the "reporters" neglect to mention how many Acorn offices they visited before someone took their bait. That alone is a violation of every journalistic standard in existence.

Secondly, not-for-profits are not the best paying jobs, and although a person may be highly qualified for their task (like tax advise in the video), may not be cognizant of all issues surround it. You run into priests, for example, that are lousy money managers, or even get involved in criminal enterprises, which says nothing about their abilities as a priest.

Third, "secret recordings" are illegal in the State of Maryland, which could bring indictments or civil suits against the producers. Since this was a student project, it also puts their university at risk of legal penalties.

Finally, these people were seeking assistance with what they held out to be a criminal enterprise. Were they the tempters, or the temptees? We have free will, of course, but the guy giving the fruit of the tree of good and evil is usually considered much worse than the woman who ate of it.

Cheers --

3:58 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

There are a couple of videos. They caught more than one.

How many they visited doesn't matter: the willingness to violate the law is real, and there's a pattern of it involved with this prostitution operation, voter fraud, etc.

As for Planned Parenthood, it is a morally corrupt organization that makes millions off killing babies. There's no way around that.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

Baltimore was the first place they went, by the way. There are tapes now of Baltimore, Washington and New York, with reports of a fourth one. The duo financed their own operations.

4:59 PM  

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