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WHAT: The #DJBreitbart Project, a musical tribute to Andrew Breitbart, is an online event.  24 friends will each tweet-DJ an hour of song selections.

WHEN: Begins March 11th at Midnight PST/3am EST and goes straight through until Midnight PST/3am EST on March 12th.  I will be hosting the 10pm PST/1am EST time slot.

WHERE:  Simply go to Twitter and follow along at the #DJBreitbart hashtag.

The schedule of DJs and their real-time playlists & tweets follows the introduction below, followed by my planned playlist.


Introduction:

We’re all missing Andrew Breitbart since his sudden, untimely passing last week.  He was my boss and my mentor, but most of all, he was my friend.

Andrew was a master at Twitter.  He truly grasped the importance of social media as a tool in networking, activism, mining for and disseminating information, spotting trends and at crafting and driving a story.  Most of all, Andrew recognized its importance as a weapon in the arsenal of this battle of media narratives today.  One of his trademark moves was to retweet all the hate directed at him – there is no better way to illustrate the intolerance of the militant left than to simply allow them to expose themselves.

But Andrew wasn’t just a warrior.  He was a funny, bright, interesting guy who charmed even his opponents once they met him.  He was fiercely loyal and painfully human.  The caricature of Andrew Breitbart created by so many on the left was nothing like the real Andrew Breitbart.  It provided those who really knew him with an endless source of amusement.

Every so often, for those who followed Andrew on Twitter, we were treated to Andrew Breitbart, the DJ.  His love of retro and 70’s/80’s Brit Synth-Pop music was an undeniable trait of Andrew’s persona.  And he’d occasionally take a break from taunting his adversaries on Twitter or retweeting hate tweets to share some of his favorite music tracks with tweeps, hash-tagging them #DJBreitbart.

In keeping with that tradition, some wonderful friends have organized a tribute in Andrew’s honor this weekend:  The #DJBreitbart Project.

For 24 hours beginning this Sunday, March 11th, 24 bloggers & personalities will take to Twitter to spend one hour each to DJ a selection of 10 tracks, tweeting the title and link to each song and adding their own commentary.  Simply go to Twitter and follow the hashtag #DJBreitbart to listen along.  I’ll be spinning for the 10pm PST/1am EST hour.

It’s a fitting tribute that I know Andrew himself would have loved.  I suspect he’ll be up there in heaven on Sunday, retweeting every song.

Thanks to @EvanPokroy for organizing this grooooovy event, and to @PruPaine, @HLawver, @texicalirose, @rdbrewer4, @rpetty, @juleslalaland and the rest of the gang.

Rest easy, my friend, we’ll carry your sword.  I miss you.

The event begins at Midnight on March 11th, on Twitter at the #DJBreitbart hashtag .  The schedule of DJs and real-time playlist and tweets is below, followed by my planned playlist for 10pm PST/1am/EST.

Twitter DJ Pacific Time Mountain Time Central Time Eastern Time
@Stranahan Midnight – 1AM 1AM – 2AM 2AM-3AM 3AM-4AM
@TheKellieJane 1AM – 2AM 2AM-3AM 3AM-4AM 4AM-5AM
@Killpundit 2AM-3AM 3AM-4AM 4AM-5AM 5AM-6AM
@KatiePavlich 3AM-4AM 4AM-5AM 5AM-6AM 6AM-7AM
@EvanPokroy 4AM-5AM 5AM-6AM 6AM-7AM 7AM-8AM
@MaryChastain 5AM-6AM 6AM-7AM 7AM-8AM 8AM-9AM
@Kurt_Loder 6AM-7AM 7AM-8AM 8AM-9AM 9AM-10AM
@MichelleMalkin 7AM-8AM 8AM-9AM 9AM-10AM 10AM-11AM
@KurtSchlichter 8AM-9AM 9AM-10AM 10AM-11AM 11AM-Noon
@VodkaPundit 9AM-10AM 10AM-11AM 11AM-Noon Noon-1PM
@ThadMcCotter 10AM-11AM 11AM-Noon Noon-1PM 1PM-2PM
@GaltsGirl 11AM-Noon Noon-1PM 1PM-2PM 2PM-3PM
@RobGeorge Noon-1PM 1PM-2PM 2PM-3PM 3PM-4PM
@DerekAHunter 1PM-2PM 2PM-3PM 3PM-4PM 4PM-5PM
@ExJon 2PM-3PM 3PM-4PM 4PM-5PM 5PM-6PM
@BradThor 3PM-4PM 4PM-5PM 5PM-6PM 6PM-7PM
@Flynn1176 4PM-5PM 5PM-6PM 6PM-7PM 7PM-8PM
@dloesch 5PM-6PM 6PM-7PM 7PM-8PM 8PM-9PM
@jtLOL 6PM-7PM 7PM-8PM 8PM-9PM 9PM-10PM
@Ben_Howe 7PM-8PM 8PM-9PM 9PM-10PM 10PM-11PM
@ChrisLoesch 8PM-9PM 9PM-10PM 10PM-11PM 11PM-Midnight
@StephenKruiser 9PM-10PM 10PM-11PM 11PM-Midnight Midnight – 1AM
@Liberty_Chick 10PM-11PM 11PM-Midnight Midnight – 1AM 1AM – 2AM
@CnservativePunk 11PM-Midnight Midnight – 1AM 1AM – 2AM 2AM-3AM

Twitter DJ Playlist Page
@Stranahan http://djbreitbart.in/post/19107037090/stranahans-playlist
@TheKellieJane http://djbreitbart.in/post/19109954650/thekelliejanes-playlist
@KatiePavlich http://djbreitbart.in/post/19111673075/katiepavlichs-playlist
@EvanPokroy http://djbreitbart.in/post/19112463186/evanpokroys-playlist
@MaryChastain http://djbreitbart.in/post/19114200002/marychastains-playlist
@Kurt_Loder http://djbreitbart.in/post/19115286951/kurt-loders-playlist
@MichelleMalkin http://djbreitbart.in/post/19117166315/michellemalkins-playlist
@KurtSchlichter http://djbreitbart.in/post/19119229516/kurtschlichters-playlist
@VodkaPundit http://djbreitbart.in/post/19122014637/vodkapundits-playlist
@ThadMcCotter http://djbreitbart.in/post/19124510001/thadmccotters-playlist
@GaltsGirl http://djbreitbart.in/post/19127868602/galtsgirls-playlist
@RobGeorge http://djbreitbart.in/post/19131212056/robgeorges-playlist
@DerekAHunter http://djbreitbart.in/post/19136263388/derekahunters-playlist
@ExJon http://djbreitbart.in/post/19139539406/exjons-playlist
@BradThor http://djbreitbart.in/post/19142700802/bradthors-playlist
@Flynn1176 http://djbreitbart.in/post/19146733329/flynn1776s-playlist
@dloesch http://djbreitbart.in/post/19150337371/dloeschs-playlist
@jtLOL http://djbreitbart.in/post/19153682158/jtlols-playlist
@Ben_Howe http://djbreitbart.in/post/19158202303/ben-howes-playlist
@ChrisLoesch http://djbreitbart.in/post/19161798611/chrisloeschs-playlist
@StephenKruiser http://djbreitbart.in/post/19165003568/stephenkruisers-playlist
@Liberty_Chick http://djbreitbart.in/post/19167488167/liberty-chicks-playlist
@CnservativePunk http://djbreitbart.in/post/19169563938/cnservativepunks-playlist

Playlist for @Liberty_Chick at 10pm PST/1am EST:

Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WZ33w3B8Hw

Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget About Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfIcZtjAch8

Talking Heads – Burning Down the House
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNnAvTTaJjM

the The – Love Is Stronger Than Death
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2RtUv_PgGA

Duran Duran – Girls On Film
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gudEttJlw3s

Crowded House – Mean To Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vv9iQ1TZZI

Split Enz – I See Red
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKj4upY1VYI

Devo –  Human Rocket
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZQhu1J4mtI

The Tubes- Mondo Bondage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nibDtxm4u4g

The Army You Have – Admin Eff  (Gary & Shelli Eaton’s tribute to the MSM)
http://www.thearmyyouhave.com/The_Army_You_Have/Admin_Eff.html

Echo & the Bunnymen – Nothing Lasts Forever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLX_6WwXFUI

Nick Drake – Northern Sky  * (I’ll explain why this one on Twitter…)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAgPPoPBXQg

Dropkick Murphys -Amazing Grace
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Af_TEN7Yc

For Andrew.

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I do most of my blogging over at BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, and I keep my LibertyChick blog active primarily as a resource for interested investigative writers and researchers.  I don’t always remember to cross-post here at my own blog, so I try to archive anything I missed from the Bigs over the last couple of months over here all in one post for the quarter (or more).

Big Government

‘Anonymous’ Threatens Crusade Against Israel: ‘The People of This World Will Rise Against You’ – 2/10/2012

The Occupy Chronicles 2012 – 2/9/2012

Anthony Weiner Paid $13K in Campaign Funds to Private Investigators to Chase Down Non-Existent Hacker – 2/1/2012

Former Obama Staffer Busted After Falsely Implicating Iowa Secretary of State in Illegal Activity – 1/22/2012

BREAKING: Anonymous Hits FBI, DOJ, Others After Feds Bust File Sharing Website – 1/19/2012

Longshoremen Union Member Explains Why the Occupy Movement Supports Closing Ports – 11/3/2011

October2011.org: Anti-War Globalists Organize Occupation Movement, Push Democrats Further Left – 10/14/2011

Hacktivist Group ‘Anonymous,’ #Occupy Activists on Collision Course? – 10/11/2011

BigJournalism

Prominent Democratic Lawmakers, Lobbyists and Fundraisers to Celebrate at Media Matters – 2/14/2012

‘Anonymous’ Leaks Assad Emails; ABC Interview Tips Exposed: “American Psyche Easily Manipulated; Prey On Liberal Guilt” – 2/13/2012

After Planned Parenthood PR Blitz, Susan G Komen Foundation Caves and Reverses Funding Decision – 2/3/2012

Twitter Filters Content to Accommodate Censorious Countries – 1/30/2012

Rift Between Current TV and Olbermann Heats Up; Exec: ‘Everybody Is Replaceable’ – 1/5/2012

‘Poverty Figures May Be Wrong, Journalists May Have Misunderstood Census Data’ – 12/16/2012

Occupy Wall Street: Grassroots or Astroturf? Ask Al Gore! – 10/5/2012

21 days after Weinergate first broke, the Congressman from NY finally resigned today.  For the record – for me, it was never about the sexting or the pics.  This was about the false accusations and the sociopathic lying of a man who was elected to hold the public’s trust.  That trust was shattered three weeks ago.  It never should have taken this long.  (TMZ has confirmed that the heckler is in fact Benjy Bronk from the Howard Stern show).

For the best, most complete coverage out there on every step of this story, please visit Patterico’s site.  It was Patterico who first reported the details on the 17yr old girl from Delaware with whom Weiner was communicating via Twitter.  Hopefully, our research will continue on this part of the story and others to which it is connected.  We have not been permitted to publish certain components, but perhaps this will change soon.  We hope.

Also, this post from The Prudence Paine Papers entitled Weiner and the Teen is fantastic – a comprehensive look into the girl we’ve come to know anonymously as “Ethel.”

Ginger Lee 6-15-11Holds Live Press Conference in NY to Complain About…All the Press

From the LA Times, Top of the Ticket, by Andrew Malcolm:

Amid all the chaos and confusion of Rep. Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal, somehow Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred got connected with one of the New York Democrat’s female electronic correspondents.

And today, the pair opted to call a news conference in New York to announce that they would really like to avoid publicity and get on with their private lives.

Because Weiner has refrained from publicly texting his whereabouts and desires the last couple of days, times were slow on the power/sex news front. So, fewer than several hundred news media showed up at the Friars Club to watch the shy women enter down a spiral staircase.

Weiner’s texting partner is a Tennessean known as Ginger Lee. She is a former porn actress and what Allred calls a “featured dancer,” who is studying to become a real estate agent and likes long walks on the beach. We made up that last part.

Read the entire post and WATCH the press conference on video

by Liberty Chick

By now, you’ve all seen it.  Gawker has reported on it, as has Huffington Post and Jake Tapper, among others.

It was tweeted this afternoon from the official Secret Service Twitter account and subsequently deleted by its author.  But Twitter has no mercy…delete can only delete if no eyes ever saw it in the first place.  Unfortunately for one Secret Service employee, eyes saw it.

I called the Secret Service Office of Public Affairs to ask for a comment.  I asked the question and almost immediately after identifying myself, was transferred to the voice mail of spokesman Robert Novy.  Luckily, Jake Tapper had already reached the office and received an official statement:

“An employee with access to the Secret Service’s Twitter account, who mistakenly believed they were on their personal account, posted an unapproved and inappropriate tweet,” Special Agent in Charge Edwin M. Donovan said in a statement to ABC News. “The tweet did not reflect the views of the U.S. Secret Service and it was immediately removed. We apologize for this mistake, and the user no longer has access to our official account. “

My first question was, ‘why is the Secret Service monitoring FOX News in the first place’?  But then I realized that such agencies monitor news outlets all the time – if they didn’t, they wouldn’t know which person in Congress just said something stupid that might prompt a foreign entity, or perhaps terrorists, to get really pissed at us.  And for other generally harmless reasons, too, of course.  It’s their public affairs staff doing the monitoring.  And besides, it’s Twitter.  We all know, Twitter is a public sandbox – you get in and play, and anyone can see you, and play with you.

I will admit however, I was slightly irked when I saw this in Jake Tapper’s report:

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You may remember President Obama’s recent call for civil discourse this past January.  Well, it appears that the Left is still very much struggling with the #newtone online.  Unless, of course, you consider a persistent stream of steady death threats against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker a display of etiquette straight from the Emily Post Etipedia of manners.

Here’s but a small sampling from the #caring Tweeters:
(I prefer to view the video with this music as accompaniment…)

Initially, I’d written a summary here of some of the details around Gov. Walker’s proposal, including some of the positive highlights, like granting employees the right to choose whether or not to contribute dues to a labor union.  But then I decided, “nahhhh….why bother?”  Agree or disagree with some, all or none of the Governor’s proposal, everyone has something to contribute to the conversation.  But death threats are NOT an acceptable part of ANY conversation.

I’d thought we’d learned that by now, after documenting the same exact behavior in January.  With all the Big-Brother Twitter monitoring the Soros flunkies are doing out there, you’d think they would have posted and condemned this by now.

So much for that #newtone.

Video h/t Joe Haas and Kim Hedum.

Posted at BigJournalism 1/12/2011

Ever since Saturday’s terrible tragedy in Tucson, Arizona, conservatives have endured, to use my colleague Dana Loesch’s words, a massive orchestration of defamation against them.  And of all the vitriol that has been hurled around the internet, no other target has sustained more of it than Sarah Palin.

Within minutes of the shooting Saturday, the onslaught of inflamed rhetoric was immediate.  And by the time Sheriff Clarence Dupnik made his now infamous accusations against right-wing radio and TV, which he’s since confirmed are nothing more than opinion, he’d stoked up the hate level online to a boiling point.  I watched as so many on the left took to Twitter to join the herd.  It eerily reminded me of my college days – it was like our Greek initiation rituals, when hopeful fraternity pledges take to public places to perform acts of stupidity as proof of loyalty to their organization.  I was stunned by the hundreds and hundreds of brazenly stupid threats of death against a woman whom most of these people had never even met.

Others were just as shocked.  In fact, a couple of conservatives on Twitter – @coyotered9 and @JoeKenHa – were so disgusted that they decided to collect just a sampling of these public tweets and compile them into a slide show of sorts.

The result was this video, Twitter Users Wish Death on Sarah Palin, originally posted at YouTube.  It’s since been cross-posted on Vimeo because of a takedown notice they received from YouTube in response to a privacy complaint.  That’s right, one of the haters who was brave enough to publicly tweet her yearning for the death of a former Governor and Vice Presidential candidate is now suddenly concerned for her Twitter privacy.

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