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Tea Party Crasher Says He's Innocent, Offers Up Site For Sale
Talking Points Memo ^ | April 15, 2010 | Evan McMorris-Santoro

Posted on 04/16/2010 7:35:24 PM PDT by OR Patriot

Jason Levin, the middle school teacher behind the Crash The Tea Party project, is dismissing claims that he misused his position to organize the scheme.

Levin is currently on a paid leave from the Beaverton, Oregon school district where he works while school officials investigate charges that he used school time and equipment to create the website CrashTheTeaParty.org. He told me his attorneys have advised him not to do any interviews while the investigation runs its course. But in a written statement he emailed me this morning, Levin said the charges are without merit.

"Any allegation that I used school district equipment or district time to create or maintain the website is completely and totally false," Levin wrote. "The fact that teachers are held to a higher standard when excercising their right to free speech (in their private lives) is patently unfair."

In a sign that the hullabaloo the project has caused is getting to him, however, Levin has offered the site up for sale -- cleaning his hands of the tea party infiltration plan that drew the ire of conservatives across the country, including Sean Hannity.

(Excerpt) Read more at tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: crash; frontpage; jasonlevin; teaparty
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I believe Freepers had a great deal to do with bringing this attempt to chill your free speech down!

Some have said, even on this forum, that it was wrong to pursue this guy by exposing him and posting to his website/facebook page.

I would agree if this individual was PRACTICING FREE SPEECH. However, he what he was engaging in was a subversive effort to eliminate YOUR FREE SPEECH!

Therefore, I believe we had every right to defend our freedoms with any legal means necessary... AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT FREEPERS DID! CONGRATS ON A JOB WELL DONE!

1 posted on 04/16/2010 7:35:24 PM PDT by OR Patriot
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To: OR Patriot
Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. This is the art of political war.
2 posted on 04/16/2010 7:37:27 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: OR Patriot

His crime wasn’t free speech but using tax dollars to promote his agenda...I’m confused.


3 posted on 04/16/2010 7:37:36 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: OR Patriot

I hope our efforts to report his use of false identify on Facebook bit him in the arse too.


4 posted on 04/16/2010 7:37:58 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: OR Patriot

hmm... if it includes all traffic data including IP addresses and such, it may be an interesting data mining opportunity... see who the early buy-ins were and expose them.


5 posted on 04/16/2010 7:38:03 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: OR Patriot

Hey look, he was doing Hussein’s bidding—attacking America loving folks who disdain big government.

I do not feel sorry for him one freakin’ bit.


6 posted on 04/16/2010 7:39:40 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: OR Patriot

Perhaps this dip sh*t would like to explain why according to Fox News, one of his postings asked his zombie followers to get the social security numbers of tea party activists. Now what does destroying the tea party movement have to do with social security numbers..sounds like this guy wanted to do a little shopping on other people’s money


7 posted on 04/16/2010 7:42:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: OR Patriot

Look for new Whistleblower/Liberal Activist Protection legislation to be introduced before Mother Day to guard against such “unfair” exposure of ones anti-Tea Party activities.


8 posted on 04/16/2010 7:43:20 PM PDT by digger48
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To: OR Patriot

No one infringed on his right to free speech.
The government wasn’t involved so his 1A rights are intact.

One would have to read his employment contract to make any allegations about his use of school time/equip to pursue his political free speech ... so that’s a side issue.

Free speech counters free speech.
Free speech doesn’t mean the right to zero consequences. (This is where Tim Robbins was wrong).


9 posted on 04/16/2010 7:43:39 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Unemployment line and tarnished image - he’s still getting off easy in his attempt to come against pro-Americans.


10 posted on 04/16/2010 7:44:46 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: OR Patriot
"The fact that teachers are held to a higher standard when excercising their right to free speech (in their private lives) is patently unfair."

What the hell does that convoluted statement mean? That he did indeed use school property to create his site? What "higher standard" is he talking about?

11 posted on 04/16/2010 7:45:39 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: OR Patriot

I really wish they’d stop posting that libtard’s picture. His 15 minutes of fame are not only up, he should never be teaching children of any age.

It sure was a hoot yanking their chain on his board, tho.

Which FReeper was Iwantpie? I was Clem the Dem.


12 posted on 04/16/2010 7:47:34 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: TruthHound

I wasn’t on the board, but ‘Iwantpie’ and ‘Clem the Dem’ are crackin’ me up.


13 posted on 04/16/2010 7:49:59 PM PDT by Marie2 (Ask yourself: "What does the Left want me to do?" Then go do the opposite.)
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To: bigbob

You betcha and he can cry us a river too.

Now he’s had to hire attorneys (plural) to defend his wicked, sorry butt.

LOL.


14 posted on 04/16/2010 7:49:59 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

He was encouraging illegal activity. I don’t see how he wiggles out of that one.

What was he planning on doing with social security numbers? Certainly nothing pleasant.


15 posted on 04/16/2010 7:51:03 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: TruthHound
It sure was a hoot yanking their chain on his board, tho. Which FReeper was Iwantpie? I was Clem the Dem. LOL! I was "crasherbasher"... it was fun! Call us the bus... cause we took those guys to SCHOOL!
16 posted on 04/16/2010 7:51:32 PM PDT by OR Patriot
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To: Marie2
Clem

You laughin' at me? Kick your ASS! /sarc

17 posted on 04/16/2010 7:52:29 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: OR Patriot

Me Levin was obiviously rattled otherwise he wouldn’t have taken all of the violent threats down from his site and closed his forum. Very pathetic individual who does not beelvie in free speech. I hope his wife is so mad at him about being put on leave!


18 posted on 04/16/2010 7:53:11 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: OR Patriot

Yo dat! LMAO!


19 posted on 04/16/2010 7:54:16 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: OR Patriot

I was on his Facebook page earlier, and it has been ‘infiltrated’ too....heheheh.


20 posted on 04/16/2010 7:55:29 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: chris_bdba

Me= Mr


21 posted on 04/16/2010 7:55:34 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: icwhatudo

This one’s for you!


22 posted on 04/16/2010 7:56:26 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I hope folks got a screen shot of that.


23 posted on 04/16/2010 7:57:50 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I hope so too. Meghan Kelly was talking about it today on her show. Not sure if there is a screen shot of it but I presume there is


24 posted on 04/16/2010 8:01:32 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: TruthHound

Heh! I was wondering who ‘Iwantpie’ was as well. There were some really good ones on there. Then it looked as tho 4chan got involved.


25 posted on 04/16/2010 8:02:06 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: onyx
"Now he’s had to hire attorneys (plural) to defend his wicked, sorry butt."

He will probably get some under the table financial help from the Democrat Party or from some other obscure liberal group (ever notice how they always suddenly show up) with a utopian/civil rights sounding type of name. And it will probably be laundered federal funds too.

26 posted on 04/16/2010 8:02:10 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

4chan? I kinda floated in & out. You could only take so much of that site in one sitting.


27 posted on 04/16/2010 8:03:33 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: TruthHound

Yeah....it was getting pretty raw.


28 posted on 04/16/2010 8:04:47 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: StormEye

You’re likely right. He lives in libtard Oregon too where’s there’s no shortage of libtard groups.


29 posted on 04/16/2010 8:06:51 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

So what’s 4chan? One of those creepshows posting the gay porn. Man that was nasty. I’d just be scrolling through and BAM! LOSE YOUR LUNCH STUFF! I’m so glad my wife didn’t see my screen.


30 posted on 04/16/2010 8:07:12 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I am repeating what I posted this am.
If even one Tea Partier has their identity stolen, then this guy can be blamed. If he had operatives asking for info at the Tea Parties, then he is responsible.

Didn’t I read this morning that he is being investigated for asking for SS numbers?
Be sure to report any identity theft of any of the millions who took part in the many Tea Party gatherings on the 15th and those leading up to the 15th.
What are the odds that someone had their SS # stolen recently? This guy should be toast real soon.


31 posted on 04/16/2010 8:07:26 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: Mamzelle

exactly


32 posted on 04/16/2010 8:08:37 PM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: TruthHound

Yup. ‘Belly of the Interbutts’ for sure. They congregate....and cause havoc with trolling in various ways.....anonymously, of course.


33 posted on 04/16/2010 8:09:59 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: OR Patriot

hmm, suddenly it’s not so much fun anymore, eh Jason?


34 posted on 04/16/2010 8:13:32 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ( 0bama: Our first AINO president)
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To: Mamzelle

If he was doing it on his own time and with his own money... he has ever right to been an ass


35 posted on 04/16/2010 8:18:36 PM PDT by tophat9000 (It ain't about Black... It ain't about White...It's about a Red...Trying to take our rights!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
We all earned a big victory on this one! 22,000+ views of the article, mentions of our work by Michelle Malkin, and Canadian Free Press..and this comment from Andrew Brietbart's Big Journalism: "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."

So many freepers work hard to find stories and details the mainstream media misses or ignores. I'm glad I was able to help get their findings out there and was able to add some of my own. Free Republic is full of its own "part time" Matt Drudges. Its great to see Free Republic get the credit it deserves.

36 posted on 04/16/2010 8:38:18 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: OR Patriot

iwantpie 2012


37 posted on 04/16/2010 8:39:06 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: TruthHound

I was I Don’t Bathe


38 posted on 04/16/2010 8:43:07 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: BunnySlippers
What was he planning on doing with social security numbers? Certainly nothing pleasant.

Does anyone know if they got any? I they did, I think it might be interesting to see if any searches of government databases were done on those SSNs, and where those searches originated.

39 posted on 04/16/2010 8:45:19 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Yo cracer yu shud be wundrin bout yur ass caus i shank yu witey..

iwantpie 2012


40 posted on 04/16/2010 8:46:48 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: IceAge

He should be investigated for identity theft if even one person’s identity was stolen. The guy is obviously a moron, Ok who in their right mind, being asked by a total stranger for their social security number, would say Ok here it is. When they call me from my credit card company asking me for the last four digits in order to identify me I refuse to give it to them..who would give it to a total stranger on the street. If somehow his message was screen shot he could be facing a lot of years in the pokey


41 posted on 04/16/2010 9:06:24 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Could be some parsing going on. I think the original discovery was that the website was constructed with school district software, not equipment. And, for what it’s worth, my dad was a school teacher, and maintaining high standards of personal conduct was just accepted as part of the job. Of course, that was back in the day...


42 posted on 04/16/2010 9:06:39 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Allegra

Dirty hippy...:>)


43 posted on 04/16/2010 9:07:48 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: OR Patriot

Sorry, Jedi-Jason! Shouting “FIRE!!” in a crowded theater doesn’t count as “FREE SPEECH”!

You are so busted. I hope they pull your teaching credentials too for inciting people to ‘any means necessary’ to ‘demolish the TEA party’!


44 posted on 04/16/2010 9:18:32 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: IceAge

Don’t forget how smart all these liberals “think” they are.
Conservative=dumb
Liberal =smart
That’s the propaganda being put out by the media and this administration.


45 posted on 04/16/2010 9:20:27 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: OR Patriot

Nothing is going to happen to this turd...once this dies down the results of the investigation will be “inconclusive” and this jerk will be back teaching kids next year.....the law means nothing to the left and I’m betting the school administration are big lefties


46 posted on 04/16/2010 9:23:32 PM PDT by rman04554
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To: OR Patriot
PAID leave.

Apparently, this "punishment" is reserved for government workers.

47 posted on 04/16/2010 9:52:08 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: OR Patriot

People like this guy make my skin crawl They are so creepy.


48 posted on 04/16/2010 10:20:46 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Does he or his followers even have to have obtained someone’s SS number without their permission or under false pretense? Is it legal to solicit others to gather social security numbers?


49 posted on 04/16/2010 10:25:34 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: TruthHound; Marie2; humblegunner; Eaker; TheMom
Which FReeper was Iwantpie?

I know this person very well, but if I told you, I'd have to shoot you. ;-)

50 posted on 04/16/2010 11:13:08 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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