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Ye shall know them by the company they keep

by: Eric B.

Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 11:12:47 AM EDT

The scum also rises*.

You might not recognize O’Keefe neophyte John Howting, the bearded gentleman shown above standing behind your humble correspondent, unless you work for a community organization in New York founded by Saul Alinsky. In that case, you might remember him as “Melvin,” who made the rounds in 2012 claiming to have graduated from West Point and wanting to know how to set up a union at his totally not fake company in order to skim dues and bribe politicians. For some reason this sounded suspicious to organizers for the Industrial Areas Foundation, which consequently escaped getting fake-videoed out of existence. He told us he’s now working for the Michigan Republican Party. It’s always nice to hear someone of his generation is able to find stable employment that makes use of this talents!

Emph. mine. The other day, after it was revealed that a Snyder-tied dirty trickster lied his way into an event for Mark Schauer, I asked whether these people were at all capable of being even remotely truthful. The answer, after learning that a different lying liar who tells lies for a living says he's employed by the Michigan Republican Party, is no.

*--Apologies to the estate of Hunter S. Thompson.

Eric B. :: Ye shall know them by the company they keep
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And the "liberal" media
will studiously ignore this guy's hiring, or his past. Or for that matter, how known criminals and fraudsters are so frequently part of official Republican party operations and functions.

West Point, eh?
Should be able to start a "stolen valor" meme on the little creep with that. How dare they employ a man who pretended to be one of our heroes!

Not sure if Howting himself claimed to be a West Point grad
The Times article from two years ago points to the fake company web site he set up, where the fake CEO of said fake company had graduated from the Academy.

The fake site's long gone now, as is the related Facebook post.

But if he did misrepresent himself to the union reps in NYC, then there's absolutely something that can be said about it.

"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity." ~ Harlan Ellison

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