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Gingersnap
04-15-2010, 11:51 AM
Updated April 15, 2010

Oregon Teacher Panel Probes Educator Determined to 'Demolish' Tea Party
By Jana Winter

- FOXNews.com

A middle school teacher in Oregon who announced his intention "to dismantle and demolish the Tea Party" on his "Crash the Tea Party" Web site is under investigation by his state's Teacher Standards & Practices Commission.

A middle school teacher in Oregon who announced his intention "to dismantle and demolish the Tea Party" on his "Crash the Tea Party" Web site is under investigation by his state's Teacher Standards & Practices Commission.

The investigation by Oregon's teacher licensing agency comes in response to a public outcry over Jason Levin's public statements that he'll do anything short of throwing rocks to bring down the Tea Party.

Levin, the media teacher at Conestoga Middle School in Beaverton, is the leader of a group that says it wants to infiltrate and bring down the loosely organized anti-big-government Tea Party movement.

He has said he would seek to embarrass Tea Partiers by attending their rallies dressed as Adolf Hitler, carrying signs bearing racist, sexist and anti-gay epithets, and acting as offensively as possible — anything short of throwing punches.

His school district is defending his right to free speech, but it's investigating whether he used district computers to spread his political message or worked on his Web site during school hours.

In a recent interview with Talking Points Memo, Levin said of his plans, “Our goal is that whenever a Tea Partier says 'Barack Obama was not born in America,' we're going be right there next to them saying, 'Yeah, in fact he wasn't born on Earth! He's an alien!'"

In a now deleted post on his “Crash the Tea Party” Web site, Levin called on his supporters to collect the Social Security numbers — among other personal identifying information — about as many Tea Party supporters as possible at the numerous rallies scheduled to take place on Thursday – Tax Day.

“Some other thoughts are to ask people at the rally to sign a petition renouncing socialism. See just how much info you can get from these folks (name address, DOB, Social Security #). The more data we can mine from the Tea Partiers, the more mayhem we can cause with it!!!!” he wrote.

The state agency is investigating whether this is a hint at identity theft, and whether it is appropriate behavior for a public school teacher. It also will investigate charges that Levin used school computers during school hours to work on his Web site. Levin works at Conestoga Middle School's media lab and teaches 6th, 7th and 8th graders about computers and technology.

Your tax dollars at work.

Fox (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/15/oregon-probes-teacher-determined-demolish-tea-party/)

FlaGator
04-15-2010, 11:58 AM
Your tax dollars at work.

Fox (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/15/oregon-probes-teacher-determined-demolish-tea-party/)

Can't have people getting together for a common cause that isn't liberal can we?

Gingersnap
04-15-2010, 12:24 PM
Can't have people getting together for a common cause that isn't liberal can we?

Apparently not. Don't these people realize that if it's "okay" to disrupt Tea Partiers, it's then "okay" to disrupt war protesters, eco nazis, pride parades, etc.? :confused:

ralph wiggum
04-15-2010, 12:27 PM
In a now deleted post on his “Crash the Tea Party” Web site, Levin called on his supporters to collect the Social Security numbers — among other personal identifying information — about as many Tea Party supporters as possible at the numerous rallies scheduled to take place on Thursday – Tax Day.

“Some other thoughts are to ask people at the rally to sign a petition renouncing socialism. See just how much info you can get from these folks (name address, DOB, Social Security #). The more data we can mine from the Tea Partiers, the more mayhem we can cause with it!!!!” he wrote.

Who in their right mind would give out their SSN? Maybe a DUmmy would at an anti-war rally or something.

Sonnabend
04-15-2010, 04:39 PM
The more data we can mine from the Tea Partiers, the more mayhem we can cause with it!!!!” he wrote.

...and commit various fraud felonies. Nice way to get yourself thrown into jail, Lucille :rolleyes:

ironhorsedriver
04-16-2010, 07:45 AM
He'll walk away scott free. The School District is going through the motions because of the complaints.

marv
04-16-2010, 08:50 AM
Levin's crashtheparty.org is reduced to selling tee-shirts on Cafepress. Parks' coffeepartyusa.com is shooting blanks and selling buttons on viadelia.com.

What is it that these people don't understand about grassroots movements?

NJCardFan
04-22-2010, 07:04 AM
He has said he would seek to embarrass Tea Partiers by attending their rallies dressed as Adolf Hitler, carrying signs bearing racist, sexist and anti-gay epithets, and acting as offensively as possible — anything short of throwing punches.

Yeah, a limp wristed liberal throwing punches. That's a laugh. And I might be wrong but I believe he was the idiot in Sacramento, I believe, who jumped on the stage and started shouting "I want my freedom!" He was promptly arrested.