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(Austin News KXAN)   Texas judicial system officially calls James O'Keefe video "A canard and political disinformation"   (kxan.com) divider line 132
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2014-04-08 05:23:03 PM
Another O'Keefe failure.  We're going to need something to hold all these in.
 
2014-04-08 05:32:16 PM
It's tough for me to think of any "public" figure whose life has been more of a complete waste and failure.
 
2014-04-08 05:41:05 PM
lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-04-08 05:56:07 PM
That's just ducky.
 
2014-04-08 05:58:51 PM

grokca: That's just ducky.


You have a fowl mouth.
 
2014-04-08 06:10:36 PM

Tigger: It's tough for me to think of any "public" figure whose life has been more of a complete waste and failure.


static5.businessinsider.com
 
2014-04-08 06:51:08 PM
You don't say.
 
2014-04-08 07:07:31 PM
That's exactly what you'd expect an activist judge to say.
 
2014-04-08 07:08:14 PM
"This young hero has been slandered since they day he entered his field. These people should be ashamed of themselves!"

- Sean Hannity
 
2014-04-08 07:11:26 PM
LOL!

sorry O'keefe, just to stick with Fox News, they can put your integrity to good use.
 
2014-04-08 07:12:16 PM

grokca: That's just ducky.


Damn it, I came to say "Well if it walks like a duck..."
 
2014-04-08 07:18:19 PM
http://www.battlegroundtexas.com/pages/meet-our-team

Does anyone know if BGT is a GOP operation?
I would HATE to give them money, only to find out that it was a GOP front.

:D
 
2014-04-08 07:18:46 PM
"RINO special prosecutor. We'll be back."
 
2014-04-08 07:26:52 PM
Texas takes a lot of criticism because of the severity of its criminal justice system but the Texas criminal courts areinfinitely more FAIR than the US Federal courts.

In Texas, a person who pleads guilty to a criminal offense is punished for the charged offense.  Extra punishment may be added for habitual offenders that have plead guilty to or been convicted beyond a reasonable doubt of multiple previous crimes.

In Federal court, a person who pleads guilty can be punished for those things too but also for unrelated bad acts including offenses never charged, offense that occurred so long ago that they are past the statute of limitations, and even for bad behavior that, while morally repulsive, is not actually a crime.  The Feds don't even have to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt because the prosecutor will just yank the 5K agreement if you raise any objections.

So next time any of you blue-state pussies think about piling criticism on Texas you should consider instead calling up your local US Attorney's office for the Federal District Court and focus your ire where it belongs.
 
2014-04-08 07:27:39 PM

Truffle Kerfuffle: "This young hero has been slandered since they day he entered his field. These people should be ashamed of themselves!"

- Sean Hannity Rand Paul


FTFY
 
2014-04-08 07:27:47 PM

namatad: Does anyone know if BGT is a GOP operation?
I would HATE to give them money, only to find out that it was a GOP front.


It is a Get Out the Vote movement trying to get Wendy Davis elected and turn Texas blue.  You won't find O'Keefe trying to Gotcha video any Republicans.
 
2014-04-08 07:30:23 PM

TheWhoppah: Texas takes a lot of criticism because of the severity of its criminal justice system but the Texas criminal courts areinfinitely more FAIR than the US Federal courts.

In Texas, a person who pleads guilty to a criminal offense is punished for the charged offense.  Extra punishment may be added for habitual offenders that have plead guilty to or been convicted beyond a reasonable doubt of multiple previous crimes.

In Federal court, a person who pleads guilty can be punished for those things too but also for unrelated bad acts including offenses never charged, offense that occurred so long ago that they are past the statute of limitations, and even for bad behavior that, while morally repulsive, is not actually a crime.  The Feds don't even have to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt because the prosecutor will just yank the 5K agreement if you raise any objections.

So next time any of you blue-state pussies think about piling criticism on Texas you should consider instead calling up your local US Attorney's office for the Federal District Court and focus your ire where it belongs.


Deflect much?
 
2014-04-08 07:31:12 PM
So is the next video going to be one where he imprisons Wendy Davis in a sex dungeon?
 
2014-04-08 07:32:38 PM

TheWhoppah: Texas takes a lot of criticism because of the severity of its criminal justice system but the Texas criminal courts areinfinitely more FAIR than the US Federal courts.

In Texas, a person who pleads guilty to a criminal offense is punished for the charged offense.  Extra punishment may be added for habitual offenders that have plead guilty to or been convicted beyond a reasonable doubt of multiple previous crimes.

In Federal court, a person who pleads guilty can be punished for those things too but also for unrelated bad acts including offenses never charged, offense that occurred so long ago that they are past the statute of limitations, and even for bad behavior that, while morally repulsive, is not actually a crime.  The Feds don't even have to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt because the prosecutor will just yank the 5K agreement if you raise any objections.

So next time any of you blue-state pussies think about piling criticism on Texas you should consider instead calling up your local US Attorney's office for the Federal District Court and focus your ire where it belongs.


Wait a minute pussy, are you saying that every time the Texas state courts do something that annoys people, those people should be mad at the federal courts? That's pretty stupid. How about the next time you want to criticize the US government you focus your ire on the Sudanese government instead, they are worse.
 
2014-04-08 07:33:35 PM

TheWhoppah: So next time any of you blue-state pussies think about piling criticism on Texas you should consider instead calling up your local US Attorney's office for the Federal District Court and focus your ire where it belongs.


Your Governor had a prayer rally for rain.  I think I'll keep piling on the criticism and just leave my US AG alone, thanks.
 
2014-04-08 07:33:47 PM
I liked his earlier work better. The pimp and hoes acorn sting was lolz
 
2014-04-08 07:34:13 PM
I look forward to the day that James O'Keefe meets his new bunkmate in hell: Fred Phelps.

/Pity that can't be videotaped.
 
2014-04-08 07:34:23 PM

TheWhoppah: Texas takes a lot of criticism because of the severity of its criminal justice system but the Texas criminal courts areinfinitely more FAIR than the US Federal courts.

In Texas, a person who pleads guilty to a criminal offense is punished for the charged offense.  Extra punishment may be added for habitual offenders that have plead guilty to or been convicted beyond a reasonable doubt of multiple previous crimes.

In Federal court, a person who pleads guilty can be punished for those things too but also for unrelated bad acts including offenses never charged, offense that occurred so long ago that they are past the statute of limitations, and even for bad behavior that, while morally repulsive, is not actually a crime.  The Feds don't even have to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt because the prosecutor will just yank the 5K agreement if you raise any objections.

So next time any of you blue-state pussies think about piling criticism on Texas you should consider instead calling up your local US Attorney's office for the Federal District Court and focus your ire where it belongs.


I just assumed their criminal system was just like everything else there, under regulated and corrupt.
 
2014-04-08 07:37:49 PM

TheWhoppah: Texas takes a lot of criticism because of the severity of its criminal justice system but the Texas criminal courts areinfinitely more FAIR than the US Federal courts.

In Texas, a person who pleads guilty to a criminal offense is punished for the charged offense.  Extra punishment may be added for habitual offenders that have plead guilty to or been convicted beyond a reasonable doubt of multiple previous crimes.

In Federal court, a person who pleads guilty can be punished for those things too but also for unrelated bad acts including offenses never charged, offense that occurred so long ago that they are past the statute of limitations, and even for bad behavior that, while morally repulsive, is not actually a crime.  The Feds don't even have to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt because the prosecutor will just yank the 5K agreement if you raise any objections.

So next time any of you blue-state pussies think about piling criticism on Texas you should consider instead calling up your local US Attorney's office for the Federal District Court and focus your ire where it belongs.


Good trolling, but you should have said "0bama and the Feds", it would have stuck more. 4/10. You're getting there, but nice try.
 
2014-04-08 07:48:07 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Another O'Keefe failure.  We're going to need something to hold all these in.


Right wing twits will never hear about it.  They'll just remember the accusation and the investigation.  And keep making references to it as it was true for years.
 
2014-04-08 07:50:47 PM
i28.photobucket.com
Is all anyone ever needs to know about James O'Keefe
 
2014-04-08 07:55:06 PM

Lochsteppe: I look forward to the day that James O'Keefe meets his new bunkmate in hell: Fred Phelps.

/Pity that can't be videotaped.


I know old Fred was a repulsive POS, but I'm not sure he deserves that.
 
Rat
2014-04-08 07:55:52 PM

Soup4Bonnie: namatad: Does anyone know if BGT is a GOP operation?
I would HATE to give them money, only to find out that it was a GOP front.

It is a Get Out the Vote movement trying to get Wendy Davis elected and turn Texas blue.  You won't find O'Keefe trying to Gotcha video any Republicans.


I love ya, but we can't have that tragedy unfold.  Half of Texas would move back to California, and then they'd hate us even more.
 
2014-04-08 07:56:12 PM

Soup4Bonnie: TheWhoppah: So next time any of you blue-state pussies think about piling criticism on Texas you should consider instead calling up your local US Attorney's office for the Federal District Court and focus your ire where it belongs.

Your Governor had a prayer rally for rain.  I think I'll keep piling on the criticism and just leave my US AG alone, thanks.


I  think he's jonesing for a death penalty thread and this is as close as he can get. At least it has "Texas" and "courts" so he's making do.
 
2014-04-08 07:56:14 PM

TheWhoppah: Texas takes a lot of criticism because of the severity of its criminal justice system but the Texas criminal courts areinfinitely more FAIR than the US Federal courts.

In Texas, a person who pleads guilty to a criminal offense is punished for the charged offense.  Extra punishment may be added for habitual offenders that have plead guilty to or been convicted beyond a reasonable doubt of multiple previous crimes.

In Federal court, a person who pleads guilty can be punished for those things too but also for unrelated bad acts including offenses never charged, offense that occurred so long ago that they are past the statute of limitations, and even for bad behavior that, while morally repulsive, is not actually a crime.  The Feds don't even have to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt because the prosecutor will just yank the 5K agreement if you raise any objections.

So next time any of you blue-state pussies think about piling criticism on Texas you should consider instead calling up your local US Attorney's office for the Federal District Court and focus your ire where it belongs.


HEY EVERYBODY LOOK WHAT THOSE GUYS ARE DOING AND IGNORE WHAT WE'RE DOING!
 
2014-04-08 07:58:29 PM
Hardly surprising that a video made with bootlicking thug tactics would be condemned by a judge.

Except it is surprising that the complaint even made it to court.
 
2014-04-08 08:03:29 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Another O'Keefe failure.  We're going to need something to hold all these in.


Bucket O'Keefe.

/Supersized
 
2014-04-08 08:05:29 PM

Rat: I love ya, but we can't have that tragedy unfold.


Pffft.  Good luck.  I'm personally driving Mexicans across the border to vote for her by the busloads.
 
2014-04-08 08:18:09 PM

Isitoveryet: I just assumed their criminal system was just like everything else there, under regulated and corrupt.


Doesn't help that they elect judges in partisan races
 
2014-04-08 08:22:05 PM
Jesus, when is someone going to counter-sue this shiatstain? It's not like he has a good record and this is his only setback. Even the ACORN stuff was debunked and they were found to have broken new laws. Until someone successfully sticks him where it hurts, this crap is going to continue.


So what was the video like this time, anyway? Was he dressed as Scuba Stan this time? Maybe he had the camera hidden in a fake parrot on his shoulder? Seriously, why does the Right lionize him? He's an utter failure, a total joke, and actually ruins what little bit of credibility they may have left.

Besides, he has the world's most punchable face(God I wish I could figure out how to do the trademark symbol on an Android keyboard).
 
2014-04-08 08:22:46 PM

Because People in power are Stupid:


Wrong tag... What we need is a "Finally" tab.
 
2014-04-08 08:30:35 PM

Mikey1969: Jesus, when is someone going to counter-sue this shiatstain? It's not like he has a good record and this is his only setback. Even the ACORN stuff was debunked and they were found to have broken new laws. Until someone successfully sticks him where it hurts, this crap is going to continue.


So what was the video like this time, anyway? Was he dressed as Scuba Stan this time? Maybe he had the camera hidden in a fake parrot on his shoulder? Seriously, why does the Right lionize him? He's an utter failure, a total joke, and actually ruins what little bit of credibility they may have left.

Besides, he has the world's most punchable face(God I wish I could figure out how to do the trademark symbol on an Android keyboard).


A few of the ACORN people sued him, settled for a good chunk out of court iirc.
 
2014-04-08 08:31:15 PM

Mikey1969: Jesus, when is someone going to counter-sue this shiatstain?


Cha-ching.

On March 5, 2013, O'Keefe agreed to pay Juan Carlos Vera $100,000.
 
2014-04-08 08:36:08 PM
"Veritas" is French for "bullshiat".
 
2014-04-08 08:46:49 PM
So, the gunsel is a liar.
 
2014-04-08 08:48:40 PM

TheWhoppah: Texas takes a lot of criticism because of the severity of its criminal justice system but the Texas criminal courts areinfinitely more FAIR than the US Federal courts.

In Texas, a person who pleads guilty to a criminal offense is punished for the charged offense.  Extra punishment may be added for habitual offenders that have plead guilty to or been convicted beyond a reasonable doubt of multiple previous crimes.

In Federal court, a person who pleads guilty can be punished for those things too but also for unrelated bad acts including offenses never charged, offense that occurred so long ago that they are past the statute of limitations, and even for bad behavior that, while morally repulsive, is not actually a crime.  The Feds don't even have to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt because the prosecutor will just yank the 5K agreement if you raise any objections.

So next time any of you blue-state pussies think about piling criticism on Texas you should consider instead calling up your local US Attorney's office for the Federal District Court and focus your ire where it belongs.


Your governor put the kibosh on an inquiry into whether an innocent man was executed. Do go on about your awesome justice system And don't call people names online you wouldn't say to their face you worthless motherfarker.
 
2014-04-08 08:56:34 PM

Soup4Bonnie: namatad: Does anyone know if BGT is a GOP operation?
I would HATE to give them money, only to find out that it was a GOP front.

It is a Get Out the Vote movement trying to get Wendy Davis elected and turn Texas blue.  You won't find O'Keefe trying to Gotcha video any Republicans.


More than just Wendy Davis.
The dems have set up camp for the next 5-10 years.
If they can get out the vote in 2014, the chances for 2016 are huge.
Just putting Texas into the SWING STATE category causes major problems for the GOP.
Having to defend such a large number of electoral votes will cost a ton of money that technically could have been spent in other close states.

2016 could be the election that pushes the GOP over the edge.
LOL
 
2014-04-08 09:06:31 PM

TheWhoppah: Texas takes a lot of criticism because of the severity of its criminal justice system but the Texas criminal courts areinfinitely more FAIR than the US Federal courts.

In Texas, a person who pleads guilty to a criminal offense is punished for the charged offense.  Extra punishment may be added for habitual offenders that have plead guilty to or been convicted beyond a reasonable doubt of multiple previous crimes.

In Federal court, a person who pleads guilty can be punished for those things too but also for unrelated bad acts including offenses never charged, offense that occurred so long ago that they are past the statute of limitations, and even for bad behavior that, while morally repulsive, is not actually a crime.  The Feds don't even have to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt because the prosecutor will just yank the 5K agreement if you raise any objections.

So next time any of you blue-state pussies think about piling criticism on Texas you should consider instead calling up your local US Attorney's office for the Federal District Court and focus your ire where it belongs.


I was not aware that  Apprendi v. New Jersey was inapplicable to the federal courts.
 
2014-04-08 09:09:09 PM

TheWhoppah: So next time any of you blue-state pussies think about piling criticism on Texas you should consider instead calling up your local US Attorney's office for the Federal District Court and focus your ire where it belongs.


The lower federal judiciary is overwhelmingly Republican. It has been for decades. The last time the Supreme Court was constituted by a majority of Democratic appointees was some time before Nixon.

To the extent you're insinuating that unfairness in the federal courts arises from the kinds of liberal activist judges that couldn't get on the Texas bench, you're wrong.
 
2014-04-08 09:20:49 PM

BSABSVR: Your governor put the kibosh on an inquiry into whether an innocent man was executed. Do go on about your awesome justice system And don't call people names online you wouldn't say to their face you worthless motherfarker.


You are either ignorant or a liar and it doesn't really matter which.  There was never any inquiry into whether an innocent man was executed.  Governor Perry signed a law to create a forensic science panel to study problems in scientific evidence.  This was in response to a scandal at the DPS crime lab in Houston where DNA and other test results were faked.  The forensic science panel was supposed to study this problem and suggest structural, oversight and balance of power suggestions to prevent it happening again.  Instead, the panel was subverted by anti-death penalty activists.  The panel leader was a speaker at the Innocence Project national convention.  He led the panel to investigate ten-year-old arson cases instead of the current and ongoing forensic crime lab failings.  In other words, he was neglecting the purpose of the panel and risking the lives and freedoms of people currently accused of crimes in order to further his own political belief that the death penalty is unfair.  The terms of some of the appointed panel members expired before the arson investigation was complete so Govenor Perry appointed replacement panel members with instructions to get back to the business of forensic crime lab. Don't get me wrong, both Governor Perry and John Bradley (the replacement panel leader) are both arseholes of the highest caliber and I never understood why anyone voted for either one of them but your statement that he put the kibosh on an inquiry into whether an innocent man was executed is factually incorrect.
 
2014-04-08 09:21:18 PM

TheWhoppah: Texas takes a lot of criticism because of the severity of its criminal justice system but the Texas criminal courts areinfinitely more FAIR than the US Federal courts.

In Texas, a person who pleads guilty to a criminal offense is punished for the charged offense.  Extra punishment may be added for habitual offenders that have plead guilty to or been convicted beyond a reasonable doubt of multiple previous crimes.

In Federal court, a person who pleads guilty can be punished for those things too but also for unrelated bad acts including offenses never charged, offense that occurred so long ago that they are past the statute of limitations, and even for bad behavior that, while morally repulsive, is not actually a crime.  The Feds don't even have to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt because the prosecutor will just yank the 5K agreement if you raise any objections.

So next time any of you blue-state pussies think about piling criticism on Texas you should consider instead calling up your local US Attorney's office for the Federal District Court and focus your ire where it belongs.


Awwww, what an adorable little internet tough guy. Time for a nap little fella?

Your mom swallows like a champ too.
 
2014-04-08 09:24:20 PM

TheWhoppah: BSABSVR: Your governor put the kibosh on an inquiry into whether an innocent man was executed. Do go on about your awesome justice system And don't call people names online you wouldn't say to their face you worthless motherfarker.

You are either ignorant or a liar and it doesn't really matter which.  There was never any inquiry into whether an innocent man was executed.  Governor Perry signed a law to create a forensic science panel to study problems in scientific evidence.  This was in response to a scandal at the DPS crime lab in Houston where DNA and other test results were faked.  The forensic science panel was supposed to study this problem and suggest structural, oversight and balance of power suggestions to prevent it happening again.  Instead, the panel was subverted by anti-death penalty activists.  The panel leader was a speaker at the Innocence Project national convention.  He led the panel to investigate ten-year-old arson cases instead of the current and ongoing forensic crime lab failings.  In other words, he was neglecting the purpose of the panel and risking the lives and freedoms of people currently accused of crimes in order to further his own political belief that the death penalty is unfair.  The terms of some of the appointed panel members expired before the arson investigation was complete so Govenor Perry appointed replacement panel members with instructions to get back to the business of forensic crime lab. Don't get me wrong, both Governor Perry and John Bradley (the replacement panel leader) are both arseholes of the highest caliber and I never understood why anyone voted for either one of them but your statement that he put the kibosh on an inquiry into whether an innocent man was executed is factually incorrect.


WHAT THE fark DOES ANY OF YOUR POSTS HAVE TO DO WITH THE LINKED ARTICLE?
 
2014-04-08 09:30:38 PM

Satanic_Hamster: TheWhoppah: BSABSVR: Your governor put the kibosh on an inquiry into whether an innocent man was executed. Do go on about your awesome justice system And don't call people names online you wouldn't say to their face you worthless motherfarker.

You are either ignorant or a liar and it doesn't really matter which.  There was never any inquiry into whether an innocent man was executed.  Governor Perry signed a law to create a forensic science panel to study problems in scientific evidence.  This was in response to a scandal at the DPS crime lab in Houston where DNA and other test results were faked.  The forensic science panel was supposed to study this problem and suggest structural, oversight and balance of power suggestions to prevent it happening again.  Instead, the panel was subverted by anti-death penalty activists.  The panel leader was a speaker at the Innocence Project national convention.  He led the panel to investigate ten-year-old arson cases instead of the current and ongoing forensic crime lab failings.  In other words, he was neglecting the purpose of the panel and risking the lives and freedoms of people currently accused of crimes in order to further his own political belief that the death penalty is unfair.  The terms of some of the appointed panel members expired before the arson investigation was complete so Govenor Perry appointed replacement panel members with instructions to get back to the business of forensic crime lab. Don't get me wrong, both Governor Perry and John Bradley (the replacement panel leader) are both arseholes of the highest caliber and I never understood why anyone voted for either one of them but your statement that he put the kibosh on an inquiry into whether an innocent man was executed is factually incorrect.

WHAT THE fark DOES ANY OF YOUR POSTS HAVE TO DO WITH THE LINKED ARTICLE?


Forget it, he's rolling.
 
2014-04-08 09:31:09 PM

BMulligan: I was not aware that  Apprendi v. New Jersey was inapplicable to the federal courts


Apprendi only applies to sentences above the statutory maximum.  As you may know, this is nearly meaningless because, the way it works, is that the statute has an enormously broad punishment range and the actual sentence is determined by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines which uses the PSR and the offense level.  The PSR can contain all sorts of bad acts including things that were never proven beyond a reasonable doubt and things that are repulsive but not illegal.... So although Apprendi does apply in theory, they've done an end run around it in practice.  It is really pathetic that the Texas state system is more fair than the Federal courts.
 
2014-04-08 09:41:57 PM

TheWhoppah: BSABSVR: Your governor put the kibosh on an inquiry into whether an innocent man was executed. Do go on about your awesome justice system And don't call people names online you wouldn't say to their face you worthless motherfarker.

You are either ignorant or a liar and it doesn't really matter which.  There was never any inquiry into whether an innocent man was executed.  Governor Perry signed a law to create a forensic science panel to study problems in scientific evidence.  This was in response to a scandal at the DPS crime lab in Houston where DNA and other test results were faked.  The forensic science panel was supposed to study this problem and suggest structural, oversight and balance of power suggestions to prevent it happening again.  Instead, the panel was subverted by anti-death penalty activists.  The panel leader was a speaker at the Innocence Project national convention.  He led the panel to investigate ten-year-old arson cases instead of the current and ongoing forensic crime lab failings.  In other words, he was neglecting the purpose of the panel and risking the lives and freedoms of people currently accused of crimes in order to further his own political belief that the death penalty is unfair.  The terms of some of the appointed panel members expired before the arson investigation was complete so Govenor Perry appointed replacement panel members with instructions to get back to the business of forensic crime lab. Don't get me wrong, both Governor Perry and John Bradley (the replacement panel leader) are both arseholes of the highest caliber and I never understood why anyone voted for either one of them but your statement that he put the kibosh on an inquiry into whether an innocent man was executed is factually incorrect.


1) interesting, esp since the innocence project is pretty awesome
2) sucks that they failed to accomplish either goals
3) it is pretty much a done deal that texas has executed at least one innocent man. all arguments in favor of the death penalty are now forever invalid. THANKS TEXAS!
 
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