Big Orange Book Festival at Chapman, September 21-22; Go Heckle Conservative Blowhard Mark Levin

A postcard from our friends at Chapman University came in for the Big Orange Book Festival on the Chapman campus September 21-22. While the event looks like its a knock off of the LA Times Festival of Books, the promoted authoris include conservatiev radio host Mark Levin, a WABC host Sean Hannity often refers to as “The Great One,” expect I believe the correct spelling is “The Grate One.”

Levin’s been one of the biggest critics of the Obama administration and once made a bad joke a few years ago to Alec Baldwin when Baldwin called into the Hannity Show calling Baldwin “Brokeback Alec” so homophobia aside,  Levin’s new book  is “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America,” Levin thinks under Democratic rule that America is headed off a clift.  Levin is clearly part of the “take the country back” crowd when so many of us on the left want to move the country forward.

Levin’s not your cup of tea?  Lizz Winstead, Alice Sebold, Sapphire, David Anspaugh and OC Weekly’s Gustavo Arellano will be there.  For more information on the event, go to  The event features more than 100 authors and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film “To Kill a Mockingbird” from the novel by Harper Lee.

  19 comments for “Big Orange Book Festival at Chapman, September 21-22; Go Heckle Conservative Blowhard Mark Levin

  1. junior
    September 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I thought that liberals supported free speech. To heckle a speaker is to attempt to cancel out that persons free speech – nice!

    • Craig
      September 14, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      Thank you! I was going to say the same thing.

      Had it been a conservative group asking their members to go heckle a liberal author the left wing would become irate!

  2. Dan Chmielewski
    September 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I’m merely suggesting that attendees treat Mr. Levin with the same respect and courtesy as he does to liberal callers to his radio show

    • junior
      September 11, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      It’s his show – just like this is your (Chris’s) blog. A public forum should more closely resemble free speech.

      • September 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm

        Precisely, but he’ll be without the benefit of a screener and a mute button which he uses to quash dissenting views

        • junior
          September 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm

          And liberal talk show hosts don’t do the same thing? sure ….

    • Mr. FUBO
      September 21, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      ” Levin thinks under Democratic rule that America is headed off a clift.”

      Learn how to spell, you illiterate boor. Please be sure and get violent at your little demo, we willbe looking for you.

      • Dan Chmielewski
        September 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm

        nice catch of a typo; I’ll fix it.

  3. Dan Chmielewski
    September 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Listen to Thomas Hartmann’s show. He loves to debate Republicans

  4. Tom
    September 14, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Just wondered if you ever read any of Levin’s books? He is one of the countries’ leading Constitutional lawyers and backs his oppinions with facts. He is passionate about topics he discusses but he is always willing to engage the opposition in substantive discussions. Even Hartman doesn’t suffer debates with morons.

    • September 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      I read his book on the Supreme Court; wafer thin on facts and heavy on opinion .. if Levin is a “leading” Constitutional scholar, we are in serious trouble as a nation.

      • September 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

        Dan, most likely you are wafer thin in your thinking, have you authored a book we can judge you on? I doubt that, just another blowhard with no facts, sounds so obama.

        • September 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm

          I have a body of work here on this blog you can read. As for Levin’s work, the book on the Supreme Court was about as bad as the stuff Michelle Malkin writes.

  5. Mr. FUBO
    September 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    You don’t have the balls you debate Levin, he would eat you alive.

    • Dan Chmielewski
      September 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      A debate where he has no screener and no mute button? Bring it.

  6. September 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Addressing his September 4 comments on Sean Hannity’s radio show, in which he called the National Organization for Women, the “National Organization of Ugly Women,” Levin said on his September 8 radio show: “I just wanted to underscore that maybe I shouldn’t have called them the National Organization of Ugly Women. For now on, it’s the National Organization of Really Ugly Women.” Levin first made his remarks while discussing with Hannity NOW’s opposition to Palin.

  7. September 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Levin: You see, the left tries to write the history for this nation. And the left does that because it wants to encourage people, incentivize people, to move left. To support some kind of a statist agenda. Not the Klan’s agenda, but the radical left’s agenda — which, in the end, are pretty similar, frankly. In the end it’s all one big circle that meets at a point. Tyranny is tyranny, however it’s dressed up. You have tyrants who wear suit and ties, and you have tyrants who wear goofy white uniforms.

  8. September 22, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Levin is George Costanza with an endless vicious streak. He’s the embodiment of shrillness. He scowls, he sneers, he yells, he bugs his eyes out, his face turns red, he interrupts incessantly, and he makes the nastiest comments imaginable. Most of all, he exudes a simmering but deep-seated hatefulness. If he were a dog, he’d be an ugly poodle-chihuahua mix in a perpetual roid rage. It’s hard to imagine anyone more repellent.

    And as someone who was tracking what was said on TV and comparing it to the published facts, it was also clear that he was a congenital liar. He had no compunction whatsoever about repeating any kind of falsehood on the air if it would hurt Clinton and advance the cause of impeachment. This included, of course, a lot of nasty personal insinuations about the Clintons’ private lives.

    Nowadays, as SourceWatch explains, he’s the head of Rush Limbaugh’s “legal division” (whatever that is). But he also has a history: He was former Attorney General Edwin Meese’s chief of staff, and was Meese’s attorney during the Iran-Contra investigation.

    He was also closely attached with Ted Olson during the 1990s. And as Meese’s chief of staff, he also was directly involved in the machinations that got Olson and Edward Schmults off the legal hook regarding their misleading and likely perjurious testimony before Congress.

    Nowadays, he even has a fan Web site. And of course, now that a Republican holds the presidency, he finds the opposition to President Bush “far more shrill” than he can remember. I spent a week chortling to myself about that one.

    And more recently, he’s been busy leading the right-wing attack on the judiciary, even publishing a book with a title (Men in Black Robes) that echoed similar titles from the extreme-right Posse Comitatus folks. Obviously, Sandra Day O’Connor is not one of his fans

Comments are closed.