SECRET SERVICE

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 36 Comments

Had you told me one day the Secret Service would come knocking on my door would I have been surprised, probably not, but the way it happened was something out of a odd movie.

Lucky for me, earlier that day, a “friend” invited me out to lunch to discuss an organization she was hoping to start up so I wasn’t home when these two agents showed up to pay me a visit. Believe it or not they left a hang card on the door informing me of their visit. I shit you not, one of the agents was named “Don Johnson.”

What to do? What to do?
Of coarse I was nervous, who would’t be? Dot people shit themselves when this happens? Well I refused to let this scare me. I truly believe that our government should fear us not the other way around and when we find the situation to be reversed then that is the time to be scared. What had I done wrong, I wondered. All I do is put up posters, piss off the occasional politician, nothing big. So why be scared? There hang tag read somethings bout identity theft.

I gave the number on the card a call, a transfer or two later I got Agent Johnson on the line. I joked and asked him if he drove a Ferrari and lived on a boat with an alligator. He half laughter and told me that that was another Don Johnson. We set a time to met the next day. Luckly for me that gave me time to set up. My next call was to the Hollywood Reporter to see if I could get someone to watch my back and cover their visit.

Now see I could have coward and cried the way most people would’ve. I could have gotten a suit ready and practiced on my “yes sir,” “no sir” lines,” but I didn’t. Instead I got an idea.

Rule #1: “Every single time an opportunity presents itself to make waves, TAKE IT!!!” So I developed this plan to wallpaper my apartment with the word “OSWALD, OSWALD, OSWALD” from floor to ceiling in 2000 point text or something crazy like that. 😉 I perch my AR rifle against one of the OSWALD walls. I swear it looked like a piece of art all by itself. I’d insist they interview me from the outside while I worked on Obama toilet seats. This is a lesson I learned from my neighbor who did shady shit. It didn’t matter how hopped up on drugs she was she was always conscious enough to never let the police in without a warrant. I had more power or rights inside my own house than stepping outside with them. They weren’t coming in without a warrant of some kind.

The second I jumped off the phone with Agent Johnson I called up The Hollywood Reporter, basically anyone with a megaphone I could have sitting in my living room when the agents showed up. At the very least if they drug me off someone would know about it and hopefully have it on video.

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The morning of the visit I wasn’t too happy having to run to Kinkos for those OSWALD prints but I did it. Everything went up the way I’d planned, people showed up the way I’d asked. The room was set. The Obama toilet seats were staged. I was ready to rock.

When it was all said and done we had about fourteen minutes of video. I’d edited it down to a little over three minutes. You can see that edited version above, enjoy. 😉 The agents were dressed like beach tourists. How can’t you enjoy that? Oh and for the record, I didn’t ask to see their badges until after they started asking about my family, which is not in the video. So yes, they did break them out.
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36 Comments

  1. Paul
    09/05/2015

    That is some of the best shit I have seen in awhile!
    Way to go man!

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  2. Brooks E. Rose
    09/08/2015

    I am curious about two things. First, the door hanger said they wanted to discuss possible ID theft. Do you want to share what that was about? No problem if you don’t, I was just wondering if that was a weak excuse for them to talk with you. Second, I wondered what possible reason they had for bringing your family into the matter. Were they just trying to let you know they had a lot of personal information about your life?

    Love your work! Keep up the fight. My brother lives in L.A. and was happy to know that he is not the only conservative in CA.

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    • -
      10/25/2015

      “Possible I.D. theft” and “Secret Service” . . . . . . do NOT go together.

      “Possible I.D. theft” and “your local bank / the servicer of your credit-card” . . . . . . DO go together. We’ve all gotten the robo-calls when we’ve used our credit card out-of-state and it’s red-flagged as an “Unusual Transaction”. Maybe even some local police department might get involved and give a call.

      But . . . . . . “Possible I.D. theft” . . . . . . and SECRET SERVICE . . . . . . NO WAY. It was the political police, the Commissars, checking up on and maybe trying to send a little message of intimidation to a non-conforming street artist.

      Urine-drenched crucifix? GOOD, VERY GOOD IN TODAY’S U.S.A.

      Anti-cop art / “FRY THEM LIKE PIGS IN A BLANKET”?
      GOOD, VERY GOOD IN OBAMA-LAND.

      But anti-Obama street art? BAD, VERY BAD IN OBAMA-LAND.

      AND DON’T YOU FORGET IT. Because if you do . . . . . .

      -Lois Lerner would like to AUDIT the past 10 years of your tax returns; AND,
      -Donald Johnson of the Secret Service would like to come interview you.

      Respect and honor all due to . . . SABO.

      __________________________________________________________________

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    • pdxr13
      03/03/2016

      That’s in the video. It was complete mis-direction on the Agent’s part. They wanted to talk about Tweets that were “In the Grey Area” of not-quite advocating violence by LHO Zombie. They really-really-wanted to be alone in your bathroom while you get the other one a drink of water. Never let them in without a warrant. The interview through the window over Obammy Toilets was fab!

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    • Daniel Petry
      08/22/2016

      By asking if he sent those tweets they cover the ID Theft possibility and it allows them to broaden the questions and see where it leads them. Bottom line these are good guys but obviously they were tasked to “harass” him because someone in political power wanted that to occur…basically to intimidate. The IRS is usually used for this type of intimidation. Don’t blame the Secret Service…believe me when I say they hate the POS Obama and Hillary as much as the rest of us.

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      • Unsavoryagents
        08/24/2016

        I believe you are completely right. I don’t doubt for a second they are great guys. It’s because I knew they where tasked to intimidate me I refused to be intimidated.
        Thanks for your insight.

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      • ChrisInLA
        12/24/2016

        Unsavoryagents, Daniel Petry is dead on. I got roped into a FBI investigation. I’ve been schooled many times over that you do NOT answer any questions from Law Enforcement, we all have. But the way that agents engage you is to say something seemingly harmless like “Have you visited Hawaii recently?”. Obviously they knew I had. Then they go on, “We think someone attempted purchasing X with your ID, can you confirm or deny X”? Sure. Harmless. The FBI is simply protecting me, right?

        Congratulations you are now “talking” to the FBI…Then they show you a mugshot and ask “Do you know who this gentleman is?” You do. And they know it. Then you ask for an attorney and they have now CONFIRMED that you are involved…done.

        Never ever answer any question from Law Enforcement unless an attorney is present. If they ask you where the nearest fucking Taco Bell is tell them “You do not speak to Law Enforcement”. Let them arrest you, and let your attorney go to work…

        Keep fighting for our Republic, Sabo. You’re the modern day goddamned Paul Revere….

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        • PatriotX
          08/12/2017

          So years ago I called my Democrat Congressman to demand he start impeachment proceedings on Janet Napolitano. She had done some unconstitutional thing and it torqued me off.
          A few months later I get a phone call from my University Alumni association, and they and “homeland security” are partnering to do a big phone survey about national security.
          Immediately I smelled a rat, but participated, and it became apparent to me during the questioning that this was some sort of psychological assessment, and the female questioner was not a minimum wage employee, but probably a highly trained psychologist.
          Of course the whole point of the fake survey is to intimidate and build out the internal file they keep on you.
          So even the people answering the phone for your Congressman are writing down little notes on which callers they think “need a little investigating”. Or some system like that.

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  3. Skwerl Rebellion
    09/15/2015

    Please tell me the agent in the blue shirt came back and bought some swag. He looked quite keen.

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  4. Bentan Ironwood
    12/02/2015

    Well done, Sir.
    ~B~

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  5. Mike
    12/08/2015

    You they had to interview. Terrorist cells in San Bernardino, not so much.

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  6. CONSERVATIVE STREET ARTIST Throat Punches Liberal ASSH*LES
    12/11/2015

    […] He has been anything but easy on Obama, so much so he has even had visits from the Secret Service. […]

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  7. WKS – CONSERVATIVE STREET ARTIST Throat Punches Liberal ASSH*LES With His Art
    12/25/2015

    […] He has been anything but easy on Obama, so much so he has even had visits from the Secret Service. […]

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  8. – CONSERVATIVE STREET ARTIST Throat Punches Liberal ASSH*LES With His Art
    01/24/2016

    […] He has been anything but easy on Obama, so much so he has even had visits from the Secret Service. […]

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  9. Linux VPS
    05/07/2016

    The above tweets were part of the reasons why, on Tuesday, Sabo returned home and found a calling card from a Secret Service agent.

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  10. telgen.ru
    08/27/2016

    The Secret Service has confirmed that they interviewed Sabo, though they would not provide additional information about the visit.

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  11. Jay
    11/15/2016

    The secret service hasn’t been under the department of the treasury since 2003, why would the note they left say that if it was left in 2014?

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  12. leeonardo
    01/21/2017

    Thanks SABO for all you do! As an artist myself, you are inspiring!

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    • Unsavoryagents
      01/22/2017

      WELL INSPIRE ME AND GET YOUR ASS OUT THERE! 😉 WE NEED GOOD ARTIST ON OUR SIDE. GOD SPEED.

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  13. leeonardo
    01/21/2017

    So awesome! Congrats on be fearless! I don’t think I’d have the balls to handle it that way.

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    • Unsavoryagents
      01/22/2017

      TIMES LIKE THIS GOD NEEDS TO BE ON YOUR SIDE BECAUSE I CAN’T BE THAT FEARLESS ALONE. 😉

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  14. Deb in NJ
    01/23/2017

    Watched the SS interview 7 times so far. It’s addicting in the best possible way. I’m putting you in my will.

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    • Unsavoryagents
      01/23/2017

      WELL I HOPE YOU’RE RICH BECAUSE MY STUDIO CAN USE THE MONEY.

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  15. Deb
    01/23/2017

    Not rich yet. Not dead yet. So, there’s time……

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  16. Beau Tardy
    02/24/2017

    Hey Sabo, rock and roll baby. My art is more politically subtle but I agree with you 100% its time to take the art world back from the simpering social justice sociopaths.
    Godspeed. Now that my name is on your list I’m sure they put me in the database 🙂

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  17. J.P.
    02/28/2017

    You claim to be broke, yet you have in your possession an Obama toilet seat.
    Christ man! Don’t you realize you could be “sitting” on a gold mine with that?
    Fabricate a Hillary Clinton toilet seat, and mass-produce them both.
    You won’t have to spend much marketing them, with a little exposure and word-of-mouth, they’ll sell themselves.
    I’ll take one of each (I have two bathrooms in my house.)
    Just put them on my card (I’ll notify the credit card company in advance.)

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    • Unsavoryagents
      03/01/2017

      I’M A MUCH BETTER ARTIST THAN I AM SALESMAN. :/

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      • Sunshine Units
        06/02/2017

        No need to be a salesperson.

        Set up an affiliate program, allowing a decent chunk to the seller.

        Word of mouth will sell them for you. Twitter will also drive traffic and sell them for you.

        I can’t help but wonder if Secret Service agent Don Johnson’s middle name is Wayne! If so, maybe the ACTOR has a case of ID theft!

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      • Sunshine Units
        06/02/2017

        I also cannot help but wonder, have they visited Kathy Griffin yet?

        Hoping to see some art from you on that issue is what brought me here today.

        My thought was, let’s get Barron Trump holding Griffin’s bloodied head, but no doubt you are likely more original than that.

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  18. mother teresa
    04/24/2017

    Then pay a good sales person a percentage to mass produce and market them for you. YOU DO THE ART. Someone else can do the sales.

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  19. Gregg G Brown
    06/22/2017

    Sounds like the secret service had some pretty reasonable concerns restricted to specific statements about rifles and Paltrow and assassination and the president. Such statements smack less of wit than threat.

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  20. Susan salisbury
    08/20/2017

    I think one of the agents was almost laughing at the toilet seat

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  21. Dale Zalaoras
    10/06/2017

    Whatever their motives or any devious questioning, they really were just doing their job. I was disappointed in the way you talked to them. There is no reason for our emotions to enter such a conversation, and not treat them with courtesy, and show a fellow human some respect.

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  22. The Gray Man
    10/13/2017

    That was great. Shit in the proper place.

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