Your moment of: WTF
Taken from Your moment of: WTF
On Thursday a federal judge gave James O’Keefe a stern talking to about his deception in entering a US Senator’s office and trying to vandalize and muck about with the telephones. What could have been felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors by influential GOP lawyers previously and after the stern talking to – O’Keefe avoided trial.
Meanwhile in Georgia, a 14-year-old autistic boy with the mental function of a third-grader will face felony charges of terrorism for drawing a stick figure with a gun aimed at another stick figure with a teacher’s name above it.
Sounds about right.
The judge must have taken some pity on O’Keefe as he is apparently suffering from OWAS,
OverWhelming Assininity Syndrome. But he is a destructive invdividual who is a danger to others, if not to himself. His “expose” of A.C.O.R.N. has been shown to be more hype than substance. This kind of activity is, and has been since the earliest days of the Republic, politics iin America.
In Nixon’s GOP they called it “Ratfucking” (quote from All The President’s Men)
This is about what you can expect when the judiciary is stacked with republicans.
Is looks like O’Keefe tried to blow one too many whistles. Having a judge tell him to knock it off seems to make sense. Throwing him in jail would send the wrong signal to those that want to expose corruption. In the other case it looks like the judge is doing a zero tolerance policy. I don’t see the boy getting convicted as a Felon.
i tend to agree with you. I don’t know enough about O’Keefe to know if he is a “whistleblwer” or just dirty trickster. In any case I don’t see (yet) a reason for jailtime. Though I might kick his ass if he tries something like that on me.
On the other hand, the felony charges against the boy for drawing what may be his fantasy about a troublesome teacher just depresses the hell out of me. This is an all too common example of the brain damage we as a society are suffering from… and i mean the judge, not the kid. It depresses me even more that no one (including me) is apparently doing anything to stop it.
and no, it’s not just republicans who are brain damaged in this way.
btw how did the Mussorgsky go?
Gawd I would love to deliver the much-needed ass-whoopin’ this little boy deserves.
The 14 year old autistic boy? What did he do?
lol, not that little boy. But, good one….
True. Nobody has the market cornered on brain damage. probabilistically speaking though . . .
The concert went great. Hebrides overture (Mendelssohn), Der Freischut overture (Weber), and Emperor’s Waltz (J. Strauss). Then, Pictures was the finale. Every moment was the best we ever payed it. i was really proud of everyone.
O’Keefe is a dirty trickster. No question. There was nothing to blow the whistle on. it was 100% baiting and entrapment in the ACORN deal – questionable legality, at best. But a B&E + vandalism at the senator’s office. Sound like felonies to me. This little turn should be doing hard time.
Went seriously great.
great. wish i was there.
“Throwing him in jail would send the wrong signal to those that want to expose corruption. In the other case it looks like the judge is doing a zero tolerance policy. I don’t see the boy getting convicted as a Felon.”
That assumes that O’Keefe was ainvolved exposing anything other than his own stupidity.
A loose cannon needs a tether in order to avoid unintended consequences. If not convicted as a felon, maybe he could have been convicted as a putz.
And note that the intent of the post was to contrast the prosecution of O’Keefe and its obvious leniency with the prosecution of an adolescent for drawing a picture. A stick figure drawn by a developmentally disabled person is grounds for prosecution in Czarist Russia. That’s the WTF moment referred to.