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Tea Party Crasher Hides 'Personal Political Manifesto' -- No Wonder!
Big Journalism ^ | 4/14/2010 | Morgen Richmond

Posted on 04/14/2010 10:23:23 AM PDT by NMEwithin

So Jason Levin is the total moron who put together the “Crash the Tea Party” web site. Levin is not your garden variety moron though. I mean it takes a pretty impressive level of idiocy to attempt to covertly infiltrate the biggest and most widely covered political movement in the country at the moment using a publicly available web site to provide details and solicit support for your plan. This idea is so completely idiotic that when I first heard about it I figured Levin would turn out to be an internet marketer and that this was really just a PR ploy. But alas, it seems he really is just stupid.

However, since Levin is now getting some media coverage for his little scheme – from the AP and TPM among others – I decided to dig around a bit and see if I could add anything interesting to the public record on Mr. Levin. (Not surprisingly, Free Republic was the first to expose Levin’s real identity and has dug up a lot of other useful information about him.) What I managed to find is Levin’s personal blog on Blogger, which unfortunately (if not surprisingly) seems to have been recently blocked from public view. Equally regrettable, the site is also excluded from Google’s web caching feature so it is impossible to view any full pages on his site. However, by using the partial text results from this Google search, along with a Digg post, and some guesswork on key words, I’ve been able to uncover the gist of a blog post of Levin’s from May 2008 entitled “My Personal Political Manifesto”. It’s organized into ten statements of belief. Here are the partial segments I was able to uncover:

(Excerpt) Read more at bigjournalism.com ...


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To: NMEwithin

madhatter
Idiots who broadcast their "secret plans" to the world.


2 posted on 04/14/2010 10:28:17 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: NMEwithin

What if the tv station is showing porn and my 13 yo son doesn’t want to push the off button?


3 posted on 04/14/2010 10:29:10 AM PDT by sydney smith
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To: NMEwithin

Quite the Liberaltarian.


4 posted on 04/14/2010 10:29:31 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: NMEwithin

Inconsistent ramblings of someone who takes a little from column A and a little from column B and some from column C.

See http://news.infoshop.org/ for more about the incoherence of those that call themselves “anarchists”.

Pretty much everyone could find a thing or three they agree with with some of these people since their overall philosophy, if you could call it that, is just a mishmash of things based on their personal biases.

Critical thinking and logic are not to be found. Lots of emoting can be seen there, though.


5 posted on 04/14/2010 10:29:34 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (A government big enough to do unto the people you don't like will get to doing unto you soon enough.)
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To: NMEwithin

“And it should be taxed”

I never understood why this is always whipped out for justification. As if my goal in life is to make tax revenue as large as possible. Okay, I realize people like free money (and that they somehow think the government having more money will benefit them, which it won’t, not even by decreasing their own tax burden). But does it have to be always and forever the first or second reason for legalization? Can’t it be a footnote, or something?


6 posted on 04/14/2010 10:32:11 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Chi-townChief
Quite the Liberaltarian.

Except for that part about universal health care. Libertarians who model themselves after Jefferson want nothing to do with it.

Stop allowing the left to destroy the language. They've already done it to the term "anarchist". That means pretty much nothing since it could mean anything.

They stole "liberal" and now that means statist of some sort.

Stop being a tool for or falling for the propagandists.

7 posted on 04/14/2010 10:33:42 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (A government big enough to do unto the people you don't like will get to doing unto you soon enough.)
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To: sydney smith

Get rid of the TV.


8 posted on 04/14/2010 10:33:45 AM PDT by lucky american (If you think the Libs care about your health.....LOLOLOL)
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To: MichiganConservative

“for more about the incoherence of those that call themselves anarchists’”

How can any self-respecting anarchist advocate so much taxation?


9 posted on 04/14/2010 10:34:11 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: MichiganConservative

“Except for that part about universal health care. Libertarians who model themselves after Jefferson want nothing to do with it.

Stop allowing the left to destroy the language.”

He said LIBERALtarian (also known as “libertines”), not libertarian. pay attention.


10 posted on 04/14/2010 10:35:25 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

These people don’t think! They emote! They like the state to meddle in things they like the state meddling in. They don’t want it meddling in things they don’t want it meddling in.

They want universal health care. Maybe they think an MJ tax will pay for it.

Ideological purity and internal consistency is a good thing. These leftist idiots don’t have either.


11 posted on 04/14/2010 10:35:27 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (A government big enough to do unto the people you don't like will get to doing unto you soon enough.)
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To: MichiganConservative

You need to note that I use the term LIBERALtarian.


12 posted on 04/14/2010 10:35:43 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Tublecane

I assumed it was meant in a pejorative way. I didn’t know it was meant to make a distinction.


13 posted on 04/14/2010 10:36:59 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (A government big enough to do unto the people you don't like will get to doing unto you soon enough.)
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To: Chi-townChief

OK. Distinction noted. I have always assumed that it was meant in a negative way around here. Thanks for clearing that up.


14 posted on 04/14/2010 10:38:08 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (A government big enough to do unto the people you don't like will get to doing unto you soon enough.)
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To: MichiganConservative

“I assumed it was meant in a pejorative way. I didn’t know it was meant to make a distinction.”

I won’t rule out that it was meant to be pejorative to libertarians of all stripes. Can’t read minds. But certainly distinguishing leftist libertarian-types from rightists was intentional, I think.


15 posted on 04/14/2010 10:39:26 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: NMEwithin; Admin Moderator
"Comment #1 Removed by Moderator"

LOL!!! It's come to this....

16 posted on 04/14/2010 10:39:51 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberals love the poor so much they came up w/ a plan to create millions more of them. - Ann Coulter)
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To: MichiganConservative

“They stole “liberal” and now that means statist of some sort.”

Which is why I refrain from calling leftists “liberals”.


17 posted on 04/14/2010 10:46:36 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Progressives are everything they accuse their opponents of being.)
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To: Albion Wilde

In fairness to the MODs there were curse words in the manifesto so I can see why it was removed. No big deal, just click the source link.


18 posted on 04/14/2010 10:48:13 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: FrankR
[Article] (Not surprisingly, Free Republic was the first to expose Levin’s real identity and has dug up a lot of other useful information about him.)

"Thou shalt not screw with the Pajamarati!" (12th Commandment)

A PO'd and PJ'd FReeper is more dangerous than a Sassanian cataphract in full battle array.

19 posted on 04/14/2010 10:58:28 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: NMEwithin
It's a first: The original poster's comment pulled by the mods! LOL!

You are now an authentic FR Original.

20 posted on 04/14/2010 10:59:50 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Tublecane

Well - we’re talking about vices. There is some “libertarian” logic in this. You cost society for this behavior, so you should pay in advance by taxes on this behavior.

I’m personally not so sure this isn’t that bad a strategy either. This is what we do with alcohol and cigarettes. We tried making alcohol illegal and found that didn’t work. So make it legal, but make people responsible for their behavior while under the influence to protect the rest of us makes sense.

The only problem that stops me from adopting this strategy whole heartedly is that the few countries that have gone down this path haven’t faired very well either. You trade one set of problems (theft, etc with drug abuse for instance) with a whole set of other problems.


21 posted on 04/14/2010 11:04:12 AM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: FrankR

From my experience, this guy is typical of “libertarian” atheists and new agers. His absolute hatred for religious freedom (centered around the respect for human life and moral conscience) is right up there with the Soviets and Chi-coms. Which is why I can not support libertarians into power.

Sane libertarians who understand and respect the constiution could disassocate themselves from these social radical atheist anti-constitution hatemongers. But they do not. They got the ideal of the founder’s individual economic freedom but totally missed the constitution’s design of individual social liberty. What a waste.


22 posted on 04/14/2010 11:06:32 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: NMEwithin
I guess it can be summed up as "I don't want you telling me what to do, but I feel free to tell you what to do and to command you to pay taxes to support me." The comments to the original article are correct that it is a strange mixture of libertarian and fascist.
23 posted on 04/14/2010 11:09:28 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obamacare: The 2010 version of the Intolerable Acts.)
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To: All
Universal government sponsored healthcare as a baseline is just as much of a necessity for a thriving society as public schools.

This is 100% true -- which is to say, neither is a necessity at all.

24 posted on 04/14/2010 11:12:51 AM PDT by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: fremont_steve

“Well - we’re talking about vices. There is some ‘libertarian’ logic in this. You cost society for this behavior, so you should pay in advance by taxes on this behavior”

I’m not saying that such a thing as a sin tax shouldn’t exist—though it can get out of hand, as with cigarettes lately it’s been bordering on abuse. Although I think it’s less a strategy to deter use than it is easier to suck money out of unpopular groups. Joe Lunchbox asks, “Who cares about druggies, anyway? Let ‘em suffer!” Meanwhile, Uncle Sam laughs his self-satisfied laugh, counting his money. This is how government grows, on the backs of the unpopular.

Back to the main point, I don’t theoretically oppose taxing legal drugs. I just wish that wasn’t one of the first justifications to be offered. Maybe if higher revenues ever helped balance the budget, reduce deficits, or curtail spending (in the long run), but, alas, they don’t.


25 posted on 04/14/2010 11:13:44 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: SaraJohnson
Sane libertarians who understand and respect the constiution could disassocate themselves from these social radical atheist anti-constitution hatemongers.

What do you think I've been trying to do on this thread? I've been pointing out how their "philosophy" is not libertarianism but a mish mash of things based on personal bias. (You are correct that it seems to boil down to a hatred for God.) It isn't even logical or internally consistent. I put them firmly on the left with those that mis-call themselves "liberal".

I consider myself a Christian libertarian. I know where our rights come from and I fully understand the dangers of government. It is others who don't bother to think too deeply about the inherent contradictions and inconsistencies in the positions of these so-called "anarchists" or "left libertarians" or "libertarian socialists" that lump them in with rightists who want small government. Some of those people may call themselves libertarians. They're stupid for doing that if they are rightists because it is self-defeating.

My preferred word would be "liberal", but the left has largely destroyed that.

26 posted on 04/14/2010 11:15:47 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (A government big enough to do unto the people you don't like will get to doing unto you soon enough.)
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To: lucky american

And miss Glenn Beck?? Never!


27 posted on 04/14/2010 11:20:43 AM PDT by sydney smith
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To: MichiganConservative

I understand. Are you in the leadership of the Libertarian Party? Are you giving speeches to Libertarian as a leader?

Personally, I would be a “Christian Libertarian” as well if it were not for the hate-mongers leading the charge of the party. After getting involved in the party, I was horrifed at the dominate Marxist spirit of hatred and intolerance for the constitution’s design of social freedom. This is what is meant when a libertarian proclaims themselves a “social liberal and economic conservative.” The social liberal is a Marxist and so we have an ideology that is a house divided against itself.


28 posted on 04/14/2010 11:22:12 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: FrankR
Oh, and if being Gay is “against God’s will” why does every species on the planet engage in homosexual behavior?

Apply that logic to licking your own balls and murder and then get back to me.

29 posted on 04/14/2010 11:25:38 AM PDT by TankerKC (I think P. T. Barnum had his time off by about 59 seconds.)
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To: SaraJohnson

I am not a Libertarian. I’m a libertarian. I don’t often think about the party but rather the philosophy.

I am a social conservative and an economic conservative, but also against government coercion because I believe that ends in slavery and/or genocide.

I am not surprised that the Libertarian party has become corrupt. Human institutions become corrupt after a while. Humans do evil.


30 posted on 04/14/2010 11:28:16 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (A government big enough to do unto the people you don't like will get to doing unto you soon enough.)
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To: FrankR

1. You own your own body

That is unless the government wants to pass legislation that takes that ownership via the guise of health care.


31 posted on 04/14/2010 11:32:55 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: MichiganConservative

Yep, this guy’s #3 directly conflicts with his #’s 1 and 8. He is truly a maroon.


32 posted on 04/14/2010 11:34:47 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: MichiganConservative

Yes they do.


33 posted on 04/14/2010 11:44:53 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: CSM

None of them “conflict” if the goal of espousing these views is to see yourself as morally superior to others.


34 posted on 04/14/2010 11:46:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

LOL...where is my trophy??


35 posted on 04/14/2010 11:48:25 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Tublecane

Oddly, Point #1 loudly proclaims the feminazi’s mantra: “It’s my body”. Yet, he is willing to turn his body over to a faceless, nameless bureaucrat who will tell him what to do with “his” body.


36 posted on 04/14/2010 12:03:53 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: MrB

True dat.


37 posted on 04/14/2010 12:15:30 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: NTHockey

The feminazis may say that,

but what they mean is
“I had a RIGHT to do what I did. I DID! I insist that I did!”


38 posted on 04/14/2010 12:22:19 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: NTHockey
Oddly, Point #1 loudly proclaims the feminazi’s mantra: “It’s my body”.

Whenever I argue with them, all they seem to have is emotionalism. They feel one way and then they just want to rationalize those feelings, regardless of any facts you provide that counters their feelings. It really is not very convincing or attractive. I usually walk away after realizing I'm dealing with an unreasonable, close-minded person.

People probably haven't noticed from my postings, but emotions don't go far with me when people try to use them as arguments.

39 posted on 04/14/2010 12:30:23 PM PDT by MichiganConservative (A government big enough to do unto the people you don't like will get to doing unto you soon enough.)
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To: MichiganConservative

You want to understand it?

They’ve HAD AN ABORTION.
They KNOW THAT THEY KILLED A CHILD.
They DON’T WANT ANY REMINDERS.

Does that explain the “emotionalism” that you encounter?


40 posted on 04/14/2010 12:32:11 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB

That is pretty much what I assume. That adds to the unattractiveness.


41 posted on 04/14/2010 12:33:42 PM PDT by MichiganConservative (A government big enough to do unto the people you don't like will get to doing unto you soon enough.)
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To: NMEwithin

Breitbart BUMP!


42 posted on 04/14/2010 12:45:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: NMEwithin
In fairness to the MODs there were curse words in the manifesto

Why do you think they call it DOPE?

43 posted on 04/14/2010 12:48:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: All
"(Not surprisingly, Free Republic was the first to expose Levin’s real identity and has dug up a lot of other useful information about him.)"

Great work everyone!

44 posted on 04/14/2010 12:49:55 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: NTHockey

Ever try to sell an organ to the highest bidder in this country?

Walter E. Williams says that despite the left wing mantra, our government does NOT recognize a right to do what you want with your body.


45 posted on 04/14/2010 12:50:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: a fool in paradise

I figured the guys words should stand as they were written...unedited


46 posted on 04/14/2010 12:54:16 PM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: FrankR

4. Church and State must remain separate.

One of the biggest problems in this country right now is the hijacking of the republican party by right-wing fundamentalists who are convinced that 2000 years ago the “Sky Daddy” had a baby with a virgin…


47 posted on 04/14/2010 12:54:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: NMEwithin

I found this article through a news search for references to “Crash The Tea Party”

The media was decidedly silent until they could cast this angry man as a “victim”

I then found the FR thread. Glad you posted it and yes, the full article is still there for those who follow the jump and can handle the potty mouth.


48 posted on 04/14/2010 1:00:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: kcvl

Wonder how he feels about the Saudi State funding the expansion of Islam in the West through the construction of new (missionary) mosques.


49 posted on 04/14/2010 1:01:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: FrankR

Good reporting. I still think this is just a money scam to bilk gullible liberals out of donations. The more publicity this guy gets the more money pours in. But since it’s Democrats being scammed that’s okay.


50 posted on 04/14/2010 2:26:16 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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