Osama bin Dumbass

Remember James O’Keefe and Project Veritas? Here’s his latest shocking expose, as he dressed up in an Osama bin Laden mask and was guided by a Texas wingnut Sheriff across the border to demonstrate how easy it is to cross the border. I’m not making this up:

Apparently a trip to Texas and a bin Laden mask are very expensive:

This video is humiliating politicians into action. American can no longer accept that there isn’t an illegal immigration crisis and that the border is secure.

To complete this investigation, Project Veritas spent over $74,242 in legal fees, investigators salaries, and travel expenses.

We are now BEHIND in our 2014 election investigations. Please help me replace these funds. Our entire 2014 election plan depends on it.

It’s like a bad SNL skit.

78 replies
  1. 1
    Suffern ACE says:

    Is it bad to wish the sheriff had shot him?

  2. 2
    MattR says:

    @Suffern ACE: Given O’Keefe’s track record I am surprised he didn’t get detained by Mexican authorities when he crossed the border that way.

  3. 3
    Jerzy Russian says:

    Damn you for posting this. My brain just drilled its way out of my head and ran away.

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    StringOnAStick says:

    He was guided by a wingnut sheriff/whiteman-coyote? How the hell does that prove a “broken border”, unless he’s pointing out that wingnuts and other border security people can be bought if you have the correct race/currency/exact change?

    A least the little prick is now behind on his bills and having trouble financing his so-called “projects”.

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    some guy says:

    Our borders are under attack by propagandists? Shoot to kill.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    I hope O’Keefe manages to separate many wingnut fools from their money. O’Keefe will squander it on laughably stupid, ineffective, self-agrandizing shit-videos like the above, and his donors will have that much less to contribute to wingnut politicians. Win-win!

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    MattR says:

    @StringOnAStick: I couldn’t make myself watch the whole thing, but from what I can tell O’Keefe flew with a wingnut sheriff to some remote part of the border and then panned the camera around to show there were no Border Patrol in the area and therefore it was a “broken border”. Of course, when he panned around he didn’t show any Mexicans either and I assume he didn’t catch any actual “illegals” crossing the border or that would have been the lede. So he basically proved that the Border Patrol is wisely not wasting resources manning remote parts of the border that nobody would ever try to actually cross.

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    🚸 Martin says:

    We need to find out the next time he tries this and tip off some Mexican drug lords. I’m thinking there’s got to be some serious wingnut ransom money to be had there.

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    BGinCHI says:

    O’Keefe would have made a good bin Laden if Obama was there to shoot him every day of his life.

    h/t Flannery O’Connor

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    kc says:

    @Suffern ACE:

    It would be more awesome if one of those armed militia assholes had shot him.

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    Ruckus says:

    Is he wearing a skirt?
    Or is that a sheet that slipped down?
    Did he have his passport?
    Inquiring minds really don’t want to know.
    OTOH I’m still trying to figure out why someone with enough money to fly from the middle east would land in Mexico and try to walk the last hundred miles. Surly there must be an easier way to get to the promised land to blow it up.

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    Captain C says:

    @kc: Beat me to it; I was just going to point out that he was lucky there weren’t any trigger-happy minutemen around.

  13. 13
    Anya says:

    It’s hard out here for a pimp.

    Too easy?

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    Betsy says:

    @MattR: didn’t he or some other RW asshat also vote illegally to show that people can vote illegally while not actually catching anyone (except themselves) voting illegally?

    What’s next, walking his dog without a poop bag in hand to show how easily communists can let their dogs shit in real Americans’ yards?

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    Jane2 says:

    I just wish O’Keefe had run into Pete Perkins.

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    Betsy says:

    Is anyone else wondering what the Mexican border officials think about his going into Mexico without permission?

    Did he carry his American passport with him, or did he and the sheriff conspire for him to re-enter the U.S. without documentation, against the law?

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    Anya says:

    I wonder when did the O’Keefes came to America? Did they come when the Irish were the vilified immigrants?

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    Anya says:

    @Betsy: This excerpt from Adam Weinstein’s article in Gawker might explain that.

    Weirdly, in his “six mile” trip from the river border to I-10, O’Keefe’s video never shows him crossing the well-patrolled road that runs parallel to the river, the multiple irrigation canals, the well-maintained parcels of farmland, the two-lane Highway 192 (also called “Esperanza Road,”) or any of the other obstacles that stand between the border and I-10 in every place there isn’t already a permanent outpost. (You can see them for yourself on Google Maps.) Although, at one point, you can see miles and miles of truck-tire tracks in the dirt around O’Keefe and West on the U.S. side of the border, where they’re talking about how desolate and unprotected it is.

    If you believe that, I know a pimp who has a border-crosser’s Muslim prayer rug to sell you.

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    BruinKid says:

    FYI, he got his start in “sting” videos working with radical pro-lifer Lila Rose attacking Planned Parenthood. They met at UCLA, like a match made in Hell.

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    Betsy says:

    I just watched the video. Is James O’ Keefe even capable of not walking like a dipshit? I swear you can tell he’s a spotty-faced dipshit even with the mask on.

    Also, why does his dipshit hair always have the Something About Mary treatment.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @🚸 Martin: I guess it would be wrong of us, were that to happen , to put up a bleg site for the ransom and use 95 % of the proceeds for server upgrades and cat food for Steve.

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    KG says:

    honest question… is there any border, anywhere in the world that actually has a fence? I mean, I’m guessing that if you’re out in the hinterlands of Ireland you can probably pass from Northern Ireland to Ireland and back without much trouble. Same if you’re moving from say, Russia to Mongolia and on through to China (insert Great Wall joke here).

    ETA: ok, I’m guessing there’s probably a fence of some sort between the Koreas…

    ETAx2: to answer my own question, I guess I should have just checked wikipedia… a nice list

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    🚸 Martin says:

    @KG: Well, North Korea has one.

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    The Dangerman says:

    I wonder if he realizes the only way to dress up like a realistic Bin Laden would be to have a “friend” take an HK and blow a few holes in him.

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    Betsy says:

    Finally — has he not heard that OBL is dead?

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    Betsy says:

    @Anya: nice

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    KG says:

    @🚸 Martin: about thirty second after hitting “submit” Korea came to mind.

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    @KG: East Berlin used to have one. Funny that conservatives with their paranoia of the evil Federal government becoming a dictatorship should agitate for one here considering that any machine guns on it could just as easily point inward as they could outward.

    Anyway, I see the konservative klown kar continues onward demanding big government action when they think it keeps the white man safe from scary, scary brown men.

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @KG: Central Europe had some serious fences until about 25 years ago.

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    🚸 Martin says:

    @KG: Well, I can commend you, unlike conservatives, for not fantasizing about turning America into North Korea.

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    @Betsy: That’s just what the demoncrat party wants you to think. In reality, he’s in a secret room in the White House counseling Barack HUSSEIN! Obama on how to institute Sharia law in the US and establish the global Islamic caliphate.

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    KG says:

    @Comrade Dread: @Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name): funnier still, conservatives like to preen about how Reagan told the Commies to tear their border fence down…

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    KG says:

    @🚸 Martin: in fairness, I think a lot of conservatives want to turn America into a christianist version of Iran rather than the godless-free-marketless commieland that is North Korea.

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    RaflW says:

    Without watching a single second of it, I think I can confidently guess that this video is of the exact calibre and quality to fit on Sarah Palin’s all-grifter $99.99/yr internet “TV” channel.

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    Betsy says:

    @Comrade Dread: @Comrade Dread: @Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name): @KG: and so the parade continues (of JO’K demonstrating that only he and the GOP have the guilty intentions that they accuse liberals of)

    Even his fracking initials spell JOKE btw

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    Betsy says:

    Stuck in moderation

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    beth says:

    I love how the guy in the plane with him is pixelated – they’ll take his money to fly him down to Texas but they’re too embarrassed to be seen in the video!

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    cmorenc says:

    I’ve got a great new project suggestion for James O’Keefe: He should disguise himself as a black man, and show how black men are NOT any longer subject to racial prejudice when they walk open-carrying into businesses such as banks and convenience stores. Just to prove liberals and black activists are full of shit when they claim racism is still rampant in American society.

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    moonbat says:

    @cmorenc: I’d donate to this effort.

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    LT says:

    You’ve gotta be a specail kind of sheltered to not know there are long desolate stretches of US/Mexico border.

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    🚸 Martin says:

    @KG: Yeah, well, Iran doesn’t have a fence, so I’m sticking with North Korea.

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    Ruckus says:

    Didn’t you mean stupid? Sheltered gives a possibility that learning might take place when exposed to new.

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    Eljai says:

    After watching the video, I can only surmise that it’s just a matter of time until zombie Saddam Hussein and zombie Muammar Gaddafi cross over the border from Mexico. But couldn’t they enter just as easily from Canada?

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    Keith P says:

    Is the sheriff played by Don Johnson?

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    ruemara says:

    I wish you were kidding me. Because this is some stupid shit, right there.

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    @cmorenc: I’d like to see that happen to every Republican. Make them live life for a week or a month or a year as a young black man, followed by another year of living life as a Palestinian, followed by another year of living life as a woman in a fundamentalist religious culture.

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    lamh36 says:

    @KristyT: Ferguson Police slam a 6 mo. pregnant woman to the ground. She screams “I’m pregnant!” http://vimeo.com/103109438”

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    NotMax says:

    That anyone with a lick of sense pays the slightest bit of attention to this crap is a crime.

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    KG says:

    @🚸 Martin: according to the Wikipedia list (I know, I know) Iran is trying to build one on its Pakistani border. Apparently to stop illegal crossings and drug smuggling

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    SatanicPanic says:

    This is probably fake. Just some shitty river somewhere. This dude is done now that Breitbart isn’t around.

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    Ruckus says:

    It’s like a bad SNL skit.

    Except on it’s worse night, SNL wasn’t/isn’t within a thousand miles of this bad. And at least they were trying to entertain for their money rather than bullshit.

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    nellcote says:


    this video is of the exact calibre and quality to fit on Sarah Palin’s all-grifter $99.99/yr internet “TV” channel

    That’s LaPalin’s con, a wingnut grifter infomercial channel 24/7!

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    James E. Powell says:

    Since I don’t travel in that part of the world, I have no idea, but does anybody take this guy seriously?

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    srv says:

    I’m pretty sure there’s a guy still in Federal jail here in CA for his son dabling with the wrong crowd.

    Besides getting six-figures for ‘informing’ on the guy, the informant swore that none other than Ayman al-Zawahiri (the REAL #2 in AQ) was traipsing all around the central valley in the 90’s.

    Good enough for the good jurors and judge in Lodi.

    Clinton, Obama all let those people run amok!

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @lamh36: It’s sickening and scary the way people are being treated. The worst was that eerie picture of the cops with tear gas clouds all around them.

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    jl says:

    I did not know Texas sheriffs were escorting undocumented immigrants and Obama bin Ladens across the Rio Grande. No wonder its so effing easy to get into this country, no matter who you are.

    Well, let Texas be Texas, I guess. It’s all Obama’s fault, anyway.

  57. 57
    BillinGlendaleCA says:


    Well, let Texas be Texas, I guess. It’s all Obama’s fault, anyway.

    Wait, Obama let Texas into the union? I’m not voting for that Obama dude.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Wait. Isn’t there some regulation against law enforcement personnel abetting an illegal border crossing into Mexico?

  59. 59

    $75,000 to cross the Rio Grande in a rubber bin Laden mask? And please send more?

    You have to go to Harvard to learn to clown this hard.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Joseph Nobles:

    You have to go to Harvard to learn to clown this hard.

    I don’t know, Palin does a pretty good job of it. Where did she eventually get a degree from?

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    Craig says:

    The funniest and most profound part of this is where the sheriff says, “They’ve got plenty of agents; they just need to put them on the border.” Because BY DEFINITION every part of government is already too big and spends too much money. So even if you think the Border Patrol should have agents posted every five hundred yards, day and night, it couldn’t possibly be the case that they would need more people. That just doesn’t compute.

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    Lee says:

    I grew up in West Texas. One of our regular Boy Scout trips was a river raft trip down the Rio Grande.

    We would stop on either side of the river depending without regard to the border.

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    mai naem says:

    Seriously, isn’t this guy on probation for the stuff he did with Mary Landrieu’s office? Is he allowed to leave the country? Didn’t they tell him a while back that he couldn’t leave NJ or whatever northeast state he’s from?

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    Emma says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA: Some people are born geniuses. Some people are born grifters. And some are born genius grifters.

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    Penus says:

    Note that he’s with the Hudspeth County sheriff. That’s the same Hudspeth County that’s 650 miles from the western edge of the Rio Grande Valley, where most of the immigrants are crossing.

    Why didn’t he go to the Rio Grande Valley? Because law enforcement there have repeatedly told vigilantes to stay away from the border. That area doesn’t need a bunch of armed-to-the-teeth racists swanning around in an area that’s 95 percent Hispanic.

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    eldorado says:

    i think you meant to say: convicted felon james o’keefe

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    NonyNony says:


    Given O’Keefe’s track record I am surprised he didn’t get detained by Mexican authorities when he crossed the border that way.

    Given O’Keefe’s track record, why would anyone assume that he even crossed the border?

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    Woodrowfan says:

    I keep wondering about this clown’s parents. Are they proud of him? Are they also huge jerkwads? Are they embarrassed? Did they change their name and move to a remote part of West-by-God-Virginia?

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    Citizen_X says:


    he basically proved that the Border Patrol is wisely not wasting resources manning remote parts of the border that nobody would ever try to actually cross.

    Exactly. I’m far more familiar with that part of the world than O’Keefe will ever be, and the area is desolate desert wilderness. The cost to build all this infrastructure, to import people into the area for security, and to maintain that infrastructure, would be enormous. And for what gain? Illegal immigration from Mexico has been flat since 2008. Our recent “border crisis” is a child refugee crisis. And for that, the wingnuts’ reaction has left me deeply ashamed.

    I’ve decided that my entire argument for border-paranoid loons from now on will be “Take your Berlin Wall and stick it up your ass.”

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    shelley says:

    BEHIND in our 2014 election investigations

    The cherry on the cake would have been a listing of those ‘investigations.’

    Did Rick Perry’s eyeglasses approve this trip to the Texas border?

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    lol says:


    The border between Ireland/Northern Ireland is non-existent nowadays. No checkpoints that I’m aware of. The only indication that you’re now in the North is that the signs are only in English and the roads are better.

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    boatboy_srq says:


    I did not know Texas sheriffs were escorting undocumented immigrants and Obama bin Ladens across the Rio Grande.

    Either Georgia or ADM paid for the overtime. States’ Rights / Free Markets. OTOH, if Texas is OK chaperoning them in, why are the other 49 upset?

    @lamh36: Dollars to doughnuts the PD involved won’t hear a peep about foetus-battering or attempted-murder from this incident.

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    If – and that’s a big if – that’s really the Rio Grande, I hope O’Keefe enjoys the cancer/MRSA/Hep C that he’s going to get from taking a bath in one of the world’s filthiest waterways.

    I will bet one million dollars he’s on Obamacare, also.

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    Jose Padilla says:

    Doesn’t New Hampshire have an arrest warrant out for O’Keefe?

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    Lurker says:

    O’Keefe is an idiotic freak.

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    pacem appellant says:

    @BGinCHI: Re, shoot him every day of his life. That brought me back! Thanks! Hadn’t thought about her short story in many years and was stuck with how vivid her imagery was/is and still sticks with me. I remember fondly many debates in Catholic school over what she meant. It was very formative for me. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

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    slag says:

    Finally a real reason to invest in that moat. And alligators.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    @Jerzy Russian: LOL. And it’s still running.

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