Charles Foster Johnson

American musician

Charles Foster "Icarus" Johnson (born April 13, 1953) is an American blogger who runs the weblog Little Green Footballs and former jazz guitarist.


  • We got email today from an LGF reader who was browsing the Lexis research system and discovered that anti-American, anti-capitalist icon Noam Chomsky has embarrassingly capitalist tastes; among other expensive property he owns a 36,155 square foot home near Cambridge, a 13,503 square foot vacation home, and four boats. And we won’t even mention the cars. Teaching kids to hate their own country seems to pay quite well.
    • July 23, 2002 [1]
  • Hamas is an openly genocidal, disgustingly bloodthirsty, racist Islamic death cult that brainwashes Palestinian children to be mindless Jew-killing jihadi suicide missiles. Is there something else we need to know about them? Oh yeah, they also run some hospitals.
    • December 23, 2002 [2]
  • Zuniga Hides the Evidence … Like the craven coward he is, Markos Zuniga, rising young star of the Democrats, has now removed the page at Daily Kos where he wrote “Screw them” about the four Americans torn apart and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.
    • July 27, 2004 [4]
  • Yesterday the Soros-funded far left group Media Matters made a big issue of Pat Robertson’s idiotic statement that the US should assassinate Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. Today Robertson’s comment is all over mainstream media. Are we supposed to think it’s news that Robertson has a few screws loose?
    • August 23, 2005 [5]
  • In a lifetime filled with despicable statements and support for history’s worst regimes, MIT professor Noam Chomsky has finally hit absolute bottom as he visits the leader of the Hizballah terror gang, calls the United States a “leading terrorist state,” and supports Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons—to deter “Israeli aggression.”
    • May 11, 2006 [8]
  • Inevitably, whenever Israel takes action to protect themselves against openly genocidal Arab terror gangs, the accusations start bubbling up from antisemitic sewers that Israel is using diabolical weapons never seen before by mankind, evil chemicals that cause bizarre mutations and/or mysterious wounds.
    • July 27, 2006 [9]
  • I’d just like to say “thank you” to President Bush and to the men and women of the US military, who—by the New York Times’ own admission—took out a terror-sponsoring regime in Iraq that could have constructed a nuclear weapon within months, as soon as sanctions were lifted enough for them to obtain sufficient fissile material.
    • November 03, 2006 [10]
  • I seem to vaguely remember a time when America had confidence. And guts. And soldiers fighting a war didn’t need to be given “permission” to defend themselves from enemies trying to kill them.
    • January 26, 2007 [11]
  • The man who saw his fellow US citizens burned alive, torn apart by a mob, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah, and responded by writing “Screw Them,” is now claiming to be the messenger of truth to the citizens of the US.
  • The Diggbats didn’t like it one bit that they were being prevented from stealing copyrighted material … Kevin Rose has surrendered to the mob, and posted the code at his own blog, with a ludicrous explanation that amounts to endorsing the thugs … You either respect the concept of intellectual property, or you don’t."
  • Good news from France, where the man picked by Nicolas Sarkozy as his foreign minister is not the execrable Hubert Védrine, but Bernard Kouchner - a socialist who supports Israel and the invasion of Iraq.
  • “Go after” Osama bin Laden. (I have no idea what that’s supposed to mean.)
  • Our media are completely lost in a wilderland of moral equivalence, eagerly prostituting themselves to monsters and terrorists.
  • The British Parliament is now in the hands of the worst kind of terror-appeasing moonbats... We’re about to witness what happens when a country is governed by the “progressive” Kos mentality. And it’s going to be ugly.
    • August 13, 2007 [17]
  • Marxism has only killed 100 million people, so naturally at the new voice of the mainstream center Democratic Party, they’re ready to give it another chance.
    • August 26, 2007 [18]
  • On Fox News, the Geraldo-thing is at Columbia University, interviewing students — fresh-faced, naïve fools, fetishizing “debate” with a beast who will celebrate their deaths, and use their idiocy to bring it about.
    • September 23, 2007 [19]
  • In one of the most outrageous appeasement gestures in a year full of them, the Empire State Building was illuminated in green to celebrate the Islamic holiday of Eid... New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg … apparently believes that the best response to terrorists is to celebrate diversity.
    • December 8, 2007 [20]
  • Iran’s thug-in-chief is visiting Iraq, where he told reporters that Iraqis despise America.
  • Barack Obama’s campaign of empty self-contradictory promises has apparently hoodwinked the state of Wyoming...
  • This is what “speaking truth to power” really means.
  • I was planning on writing a detailed review of several books on web security tonight, but the Obama collapse has superseded my best-laid plans. Here’s another open thread for this important topic, as America wrestles with the issue of whether it would be a good idea to elect a President with a 20-year history of associating with people who hate America.
  • ...please note that Obama admits he was lying when he said he never heard Rev. Wright utter these “fierce criticisms.” Are we supposed to just glide right past that?
  • Another Palestinian Mass Murder Attack... An attempted kidnapping and mass murder attack by Palestinian terrorists — killing civilians in cold blood... Two Israeli civilians and seven Palestinians were killed...
  • After initially trying to defend his remarks about gun-toting, tabacky-chewing, bitter Jesus freaks, Barack Obama is now backpedaling furiously.
  • What the Hell is Wrong with the Washington Post? Another unrepentant, genocidal terrorist is given op-ed column space in the Washington Post... The Washington Post has truly hit bottom now. They owe the United States an apology for publishing this disgusting terrorist propaganda...
  • Jimmy Carter is not only a terrorist sympathizer and an Israel hater—he’s also awesomely, mind-bogglingly stupid...
  • Jimmy Carter Calls Condi Rice a Liar … Jimmy Carter continues to plumb new depths of disgraceful behavior: Carter says Secretary Rice ‘not telling truth’.
  • Come on, world. You can do it. Say, “Thank you, Israel.”
  • Pathetic Ron Paulian Jew-Hating Post of the Day... So who’s responsible for letting this Ron Paulian post insane antisemitic garbage like this... UPDATE... This freak actually has a page at the official Barack Obama campaign web site...
  • ...I suspect people would be in for a real shock if they knew the depths of [Obama's] historical ignorance.
  • It’s clear that the Democratic Party believes a radical left candidate is their best chance to win the White House this year. Hillary’s just a little bit too sane. Under the bus with her.
  • [...] ironically, the jihadis are just as opposed to the theory of evolution as creationists. So they have that in common [...] This is an area in which Islamists agree 100% with the Discovery Institute and creationists. If that makes you uncomfortable … well, it should. [...] I'm making a very narrowly defined point. The proponents of "intelligent design" are on the same page with radical Islamists, on that issue. And the devaluation of science by Islam, in favor of religion, is largely responsible for the appalling state of the Islamic world today. Western civilization has advanced to its current point because we DO have a strict division between these two disciplines. Science is not religion, and religion is not science. If we lose that clarity, we're in danger of losing everything. As I've tried to say at least 20 different ways, this is not a put down of religion. Religion is a civilizing force, as long it's not allowed to rule people's lives. The intelligent design movement is trying to erase these lines and bring us back into the Dark Ages. We should learn from the failure of Islam, but this is an issue that is obviously not going to rest easy.
  • I know I said I was boycotting the Associated Press, but their take on Independence Day has to be seen to be believed.
  • Barack Obama’s naïve, almost schoolyard-level attitude toward international politics is on display again today, as he says the US needs to set a better example for Russia: Obama: Russia, U.S. should not ‘charge into’ other countries. This is normal "progressive" thinking, and you find these bizarre assumptions everywhere in leftist circles: if we just achieve some noble ideal of behavior, that alone will be enough to usher in a new era of peace and global good will — and in the meantime, it’s important to let our adversaries know that we’re not perfect and we understand their feelings.
    • August 21, 2008 [38]
  • ...the lunatic fringe group called Neturei Karta, whose total world membership is about 10...
    • September 25, 2008 [39]
  • War's Over, We Won (No Thanks to Barack Obama) … If Barack Obama had gotten his way, Iraq would now be in the hands of Islamists, and America’s image would have suffered a crushing blow. He voted to cut off funding for the troops, just when they needed it most, and still refuses to admit he was wrong. Well, he was wrong, and George W. Bush deserves credit for refusing to back down when all around him were losing heart.
  • Buried in this steaming pile of ugly, hateful drek, we find this: "Why the gently caress would you defend a full blown hate site like LGF. LGF is literally stormfront with “jew” crossed out and “muslim” written in."
    • January 4, 2009 [43]
  • It’s bizarre and disgusting to see much of America’s media making excuses for a bloodthirsty, openly genocidal death cult. Something is deeply wrong with journalism in this country.
    • January 6, 2009 [44]
  • The UN and the mainstream media are wailing and accusing Israel of war crimes (yes, again) after the IDF returned fire at a UN school from which Palestinians were firing mortars. The explosives and booby traps installed in the school by Hamas then blew up, killing dozens of people. And the world blames Israel.
    • January 6, 2009 [45]
  • “Judge” Andrew Napolitano is at it again, legitimizing some of the worst people in American politics on his Fox News online show. This time around, he’s pimping for Ron Paul and racialist paleocon Lew Rockwell... [Ron Paul is] a kook with weird unworkable ideas about the economy (return to the gold standard? you've gotta be kidding) and unsavory racist connections.

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  • Absolutist statements about Islam being "fundamentally violent" are deceptive, because Muslims can and do choose to ignore or renounce the more violent aspects of their dogma -- just as Christians do. [...] in the modern world, there are many, many Muslims who do not follow this version of Islam, who are decent human beings who want the same things other human beings want - peace, security, and a chance to succeed.
  • There are no guidelines for posting quotes from the Declaration of Independence. There don't need to be any guidelines... If you post a quote like that for the specific purpose of promoting the idea of revolution, you're going to lose your LGF account. I won't put up with that crap at my site.
    • August 28, 2009 [48]
  • Glenn Beck: Frog Killer … Glenn Beck Lies About LGF … Beck portrayed this as if I accused him — literally — of killing a frog.
    • September 24, 2009 [49]
  • The simple fact is that Chairman Mao was a pretty perceptive political thinker. You can deplore what he did in China and still realize that not everything he wrote was the sheer embodiment of evil. [...] Is this really how you want to start judging politicians -- by their favorite philosophers? [...] Actually thinking about issues has gone way out of style on the right. It's much easier to march in lockstep with populist goons like Glenn Beck. [...] It's appalling that so many LGF readers are buying into this insanity. What's wrong with you people?
    • October 16, 2009 [50]
  • While [ACORN] may have problems, they've also done a lot of good for people in minority neighborhoods.
    • December 7, 2009 [51]
  • I did not move recently [to a gated community] just because of receiving threats. The extra security was one factor, but not the only one;
    • January 9, 2010 [52]
  • South Carolina State Rep. Mike Pitts wants to ban money.
    • February 18, 2010 [53]
  • If I had it to do over, I’d vote for Obama without hesitation. I’m very thankful that McCain and Palin aren’t in office.


  • If anyone ever compiles a list of Internet sites that contribute to Israel’s public relations effort, Johnson's site will probably come in first, far above the Israeli Foreign Ministry's site.
    • Gil Ronen, April 29, 2004 [55]
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