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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 03:32 AM
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Salt Lake GOP cancels scheduled O'Keefe keynote
Edited on Wed Jan-27-10 03:34 AM by Turborama
Source: Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake County Republicans are scrambling to line up a new keynote fundraising speaker after the arrest Tuesday of their scheduled first choice, filmmaker James O'Keefe, on charges of attempting to tamper with the phone system of a U.S. Senator.

"The allegations and arrest today certainly changes our plans," county GOP Chairman Thomas Wright said in a telephone interview with The Tribune . "We'll be announcing a new speaker shortly."

As of Tuesday night, the party's Web site, slcogop.com, still advertised O'Keefe as the guest speaker for the party's Feb. 4 Lincoln Day Dinner. His topic was to be "his national expos of ACORN's unethical behavior, his changes in Congress and (how he will) inspire our Party's passion for a grassroots comeback."

The fundraising announcement said donations of from $4,000 to $7,500 would entitle contributing groups to have access to elected Republican officials and the guest speaker at a VIP reception. Wright said the web site and other promotions would be altered soon to reflect a change. "We're disappointed," he said of O'Keefe's arrest on felony charges. "He doesn't necessarily represent the Republican Party."

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14274989



"He doesn't necessarily represent the Republican Party."

Interesting use of the word "necessarily". Especially when he was going to be the keynote speaker at a GOP fundraiser and part of his topic was on inspiring "our Party's passion for a grassroots comeback".
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 03:49 AM
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1. it's been an interesting morning reading the events from yesterday
what a bunch of clowns, but I do hope other Dems are checking to see if their phones might be tapped. :)
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 03:54 AM
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2. What?!!
Even without today's arrest, this is the best speaker that they could come up with?! Yikes! :wow:
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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 08:11 AM
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41. G. Gordon Libby is busy with his popular right-wing radio show.
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 04:00 AM
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3. k/r
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ChicagoSuz219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 04:12 AM
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4. HaHaHa n/t
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 04:32 AM
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5. He was their keynote? WTF?
That's beyond lame.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 04:38 AM
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6. A Party so desperate for heroes that it lionizes Palin, Not Joe the Not Plumber and a fifth rate
Edited on Wed Jan-27-10 04:38 AM by No Elephants
fraud like O'Keefe.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 04:47 AM
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7. Of course it goes without saying that all the rest of us will now have to
curtail our own tampering with U.S. Senators' phone systems.

I guess I always feared this day would come.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 05:24 AM
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8. I'm sure Joe the Plumber is available
:rofl:
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davidhilton Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 06:28 AM
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9. really stretching it with "filmmaker james o'keef" doncha think?
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RealityInSeattle Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 06:43 AM
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10. Ahh yes, they turn into a bunch of owls...who? who? who?
James whats his name? Ohhhh yea, that guy..I kinda remember him...Keynote speaker? Um, there have been some schedule changes....


Empty headed useful idiot propogandist to political liability in 5 seconds flat.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 06:59 AM
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11. I'm sure any number of other criminals are available.
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wilt the stilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:09 AM
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12. why cancel him?
perfect ethics and morals these are the GOP values.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 10:48 AM
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33. He could give his speech from prison...
...and have it televised on a big-screen at the GOP fundraiser!
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:16 AM
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13. "We'll be announcing a new speaker shortly."
Rushbo.
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happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:22 AM
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14. i hear ROMAN POLANSLI is available on TELECONFERENCE !!!
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GinaMaria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:53 AM
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15. How is it possible that repukes have gotten WORSE at this
stuff since Watergate? Good Lord, they are pathetic.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:57 AM
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16. Awww. It's so hard out there for a pimp.
Edited on Wed Jan-27-10 07:58 AM by tanyev
*snort*
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eringer Donating Member (338 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 08:04 AM
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17. Why don't they get his fake prostitute accomplice
Or was she waiting out in the car for them? The GOP makes me want to vomit.
:puke:
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Wizard777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 08:22 AM
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21. What ever happened to his partner in crime Ms. Hanna Giles?
Maybe she got tired of his videos making it look like she's riding his disco stick the second the camera goes off. But then again some people prostitute themselves money. Others prostitute themselves for fame. But either way I'm sure daddy Giles is proud Mr. Keefe has made his daughter a whore for the fame monster.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 10:42 PM
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39. Giles is being sued by ACORN in Philly for illegal videotaping
I hope ACORN wins and puts her and O'Keefe in the poorhouse for their criminal activities.
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Wizard777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 07:13 AM
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40. In Baltimore too.
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Ed76638 Donating Member (293 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 08:13 AM
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18. LAWL
LOLOLOLOLOOOLOLOLOLOLOOOOOLOLOLOOOL
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Wizard777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 08:14 AM
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19. So Mr.O'Keefe won't have to jump bail in Louisiana to speak in Utah.
I'm sure his bail agent will be glad to hear that. But I was hoping to see the Dog go after him. I can hear Dog now. This guy is a pervert that thinks Child prostitution is a game. I would love to see Beth in his face screaming. You BEEP pervert! You think Child Prostitution is a practical joke? You confuse me. I don't know if I should feed you your own testicles or wear them as earrings?
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 08:22 AM
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20. "necessarily" ? hmmmm....
:rofl:
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 08:45 AM
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22. He embodies today's Republican Party
1.) He presents himself as a "conservative"
2.) He has no respect for people or the law
3.) He loves the limelight, except when committing a felony
4.) He is adored by Fox "News"

Sounds like the very essence of today's Republican Party.

What part of the above is NOT representative of them?
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 09:14 AM
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24. Add to the list - HE IS AS ARROGANT AS ANY REPUBLICAN. These Repub
drama kings and queens are riding a high that only they understand.

I think he should be called Karl O'Keefe.

Now they call him a filmmaker.

In reality, before we spend all this time on him we should go back into his past.

He probably now has an agent, if Blackwell isn't arranging it.

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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 09:18 AM
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26. Yesterday's Republican Party too. n/t
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 09:49 AM
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27. I guess so. Depends how far back you go
I used to know guys like Jake Javits, Nelson Rockefeller, Everett Dirksen, Charlie Goodell.

I guess today, they'd all be Democrats.
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 08:49 AM
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23. LULZ.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 09:17 AM
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25. Will the investigation lead to Blackwell and will there be arrests?
Edited on Wed Jan-27-10 09:17 AM by peacetalksforall
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BolivarianHero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 09:52 AM
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28. Who cares what the Mor(m)on Bigot Brigade is up to?
Edited on Wed Jan-27-10 09:57 AM by BolivarianHero
although it's nice to see that they're doing something with their time aside from lynching queers and fucking prostitutes.

Incidentally, how were the people of MA ignorant enough to vote for these guys?

"The fundraising announcement said donations of from $4,000 to $7,500 would entitle contributing groups to have access to elected Republican officials and the guest speaker at a VIP reception"

lol...I'm a student and I wish my net worth was that much...Good thing We have a good progressive NDP MP here, who unlike (most) Liberals, (all) Tories, (most) Dems, and (all) Repukes, doesn't need to be purchased for his time and his ear.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 09:59 AM
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29. They should stay flexible
in case their second choice gets arrested too.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 10:08 AM
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30. Hey, GOP! How about locking up the building you're having your fund-raising event in...
...and see if O'Keefe can break into it!

If he can, then he can speak! Deal?
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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 10:34 AM
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31. I hope that little fucker rots in prison for a loooong time... n/t
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 10:41 AM
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32. He IS the Republican party

Wiretapping and other illegal activities are the stock and trade of the GOP.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 12:27 PM
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34. Bwaaahahahaha
:evilgrin:
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mstinamotorcity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 01:02 PM
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35. He doesn't have to
inspire the repug party for a grassroots comeback.He is only doing what they have practiced for years.Didn't Dubya order some illegal wiretapping.Don't they always try and disguise their message with a bunch of phony rhetoric.Just what did he do different.Except get caught redhanded doing repug behavior.When he dressed as a pimp,and behaved as if he was into brokering women in my opinion the police should have been called and he should have been in those beautiful silver bracelets.And I do know that there were some who reported him after his departure out of their office at the various locations of ACORN.But he would have sent red flags to the average person.In the real world nobody ever would have believed that wet nosed skinny two beers short of a six pack ass boy could be a pimp.He may be simpin' but not pimpin':P :P :P
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 01:04 PM
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36. K&R
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:40 PM
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37. Check out the Tribune's comments section
Some great stuff in there.

This one caught my eye...

roobah: 1/27/2010 3:46:00 AM
+19

I wondered if I was the only one who saw irony in the fact that the Salt Lake County Republican party would bring forth a "guest speaker" who rocketed to fame by exposing corruption through video and audio, at the same time they smash down locals corruption activists who expose GOP corruption of the Salt Lake County GOP through blogging, audio & video.

NO, actually, SLGOP... I think you should STILL have O'Keefe as your guest of honor -- bringing on a potential alleged felon as your guest speaker is more fitting for such a corrupt organization. It is deliciously and ironically funny that you ever chose him in the first place (I am DYING to know whose idea this was -- ROFL).

MORE Irony: Inviting O'Keefe to speak the very same night that Mike Ridgway will be streaming live on the 'net "Advanced Training for Conservative Activists: How the Utah GOP is corrupt as Hell and cheats and what you can do about it." The irony of those two juxtaposed events is just TOO funny.

The difference is that while Mike's training is FREE, while the Salt Lake Co GOP will be extorting $120+ per ticket for attendance to hear O'Keefe speak. THAT is too funny.

Could we relocate Mike's Activist Training Event to the heart of corruption (Salt Lake County GOP) during your Lincoln Day Dinner and stream it live over the 'net... pretty please? What do you say Thomas Wright? Rick Votaw? Good idea or GREAT idea? How about a call, boys? Time to turn this corrupt political machine around don't you think? How about a little corruption exposure, yourself, hmmm boys?

God indeed has a sense of humor and he is trying to say something to you corrupt GOP officers. I got the joke, WHEN will you? I better stop before my laughing to tears rocks me right off my chair. Come on funny boys (Wright / Votaw) Whatcha gonna Dole up next for us to keep the entertainment value worth that $120 ticket? Can't WAIT to see what's next!

GWL says: You just CAN'T make this stuff up



More: http://www.tribtowns.com/comments/read_comments.asp?ref=14274989&sec=News

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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 08:15 PM
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38. The new theme will be "Why Republicans support prison reform".
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