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The mask is really slipping

“”It is now abundantly clear that the image of Barack Obama sold to the American electorate was tightly edited, air-brushed, and exaggerated. He has worn a series of masks — eloquent orator, brilliant scholar, centrist, and literary sensation.” [Thomas Lifson]

The new book by Chris Andersen called “Portrait of an American Marriage” about the Obama marriage didn’t seem to be anything I would be interested in.  I don’t find their marriage very interesting, but there seems to be some other things in the book that I do find compelling.

The American Thinker has something written today that Dreams of My Father was produced, basically, by a ghostwriter – namely Bill Ayers. I read a little something about this before the election, but it was all covered up. It’s getting a little bit harder for the “fringe” press and media to provide cover.

Now that kids and private citizens are doing the job of investigative reporters, the New York Times has hired someone to read conservative blogs and listen to conservative radio to try to make sure they are not blind-sided as they were with the ACORN story and the Van Jones story. I thought that was what Media Matters was for.  Oh, that’s right, they don’t tell the truth.  Pretty funny. In fact, hilarious.  They won’t release the name of said person. Undercover, I guess.  🙂

The mask has just about slipped completely off, but who does it reveal? That is the question. I’m afraid to know.

But Thomas Lifson’s article begins:

It is now abundantly clear that the image of Barack Obama sold to the American electorate was tightly edited, air-brushed, and exaggerated. He has worn a series of masks — eloquent orator, brilliant scholar, centrist, and literary sensation. All of these masks are coming off as he copes with a job for which image will not suffice.  For instance, hiding behind the eloquent orator mask is a guy who says “uhh” a lot when he is winging it, and who makes lots of factual and grammatical mistakes.

Now, thanks to Jack Cashill, the literary mask has been removed. Obama is a literary pretender. Case closed. The evidence is overwhelming that Bill Ayers ghost-wrote Dreams from my Father, the book which established Obama’s pose as a brilliant writer (and therefore a fine mind, in the estimation of many).

But according to Jack Cashill of the American Thinker Obama may not be able to take too much credit for the book:

Cashill said:

Obama boasted in Virginia last year, “I’ve written two books,” he told a crowd of students and teachers. “I actually wrote them myself.”

The media should be able to protect his reputation among the willfully blind but don’t expect to hear Obama make comparable boasts in the near future.

Posted:  09.29.09

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“Historic” handshake between Obama and Chavez

Well, President Obama bows to the Saudi king, he plays footsy with Castro, and now a high-five and a handshake for Hugo Chavez.

I hear now there is a second encounter today where Chavez presented the president with a book entitled Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano, where the author spends over 300 pages expounding on the “horrors” and “injustices” that the western world has plagued on Latin America.

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So should we be surprised at our president?  No.  It was all there to see before the election – from his own statements to those he has chosen as associates and mentors through his relatively few years of adult life.  So it really does not surprise me, just sickens me to see it.  And the only criticism our president seems to have is criticisms of his own country while bowing and scraping to thugs in other countries.

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Before the election there were some facts that should have been made known by the media, but were not.  Instead, the MSM played down connections that I believe are important.

See interesting fact here and some more Here.

Posted: 04.19.09

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More About the Weather Underground “Days of Rage” (Repost)

Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, and the Weather Underground.

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“Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring
the revolution home. Kill your parents, that’s where it’s really at.”
–Bill Ayers, Weather Underground, 1970

“This is Bernadine Dohrn.   I am going to read a declaration of a state of war.  Within the next 14 days we will attack a symbol or institution of American injustice.” — Recorded message, 1970

“America is not a just and fair and decent place,”  “It makes me want to puke.”  — Bill Ayers said in 2001.

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At the same time Ayers was in a Chicago alley desecrating the flag, he and Barack Obama were serving on the board of the Woods Fund together

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Even if Barack Obama didn’t make his appearance in the lives of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, this would be a fascinating story for a person such as myself who is a follower of true crime.

Bill Ayers says in his memoir that most of the bombs the Weathermen were blamed for had been placed to only do property damage.

Maybe most but certainly not all.  In 1970 in San Francisco a pipe bomb attributed to the group killed one police officer and severely hurt another.

An accidental explosion in a Greenwich Village town house basement killed three of the radicals.  Survivors later said they had been making nail bombs to detonate at a military dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

Then there’s the Brinks robbery in Nanuet, N. Y. already mentioned.  See:

https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2008/10/08/william-ayers-and-bernadine-dohrn-digging-a-little-deeper-and-who-is-chesa-boudin/

Note:  I wonder if Mr. Ayers is familiar with the felony murder law.  I think he would be since fellow weathermen, Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, were convicted and sentenced to life in the Brinks robbery based on felony murder.

Three days after the townhouse explosion, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn skipped a court date from the Days of Rage case and went underground. Initially, fiery tape recordings were sent to reporters.

tapesBernadine Dohrn: (recording) – “This is Bernadine Dohrn. Within the next 14 days we will attack a symbol or institution of American injustice.”

Over the next decade, the Weathermen claimed credit for 25 bombings but eventually the movement broke apart, and Dohrn and Ayers began a life together in New York, still underground. Ten years later, Dohrn and Ayers finally turned themselves in, in Chicago. Federal bombing conspiracy charges had been dropped because of improper FBI surveillance.

Local assault and battery charges remained against Dohrn. She was fined $1500 and placed on probation. She remained defiant.

“Resistance by every means necessary is happening and will continue to happen within the United States as well as around the world, and I remain committed to the struggle ahead,” said Bernadine Dohrn.

In an August 22, 1996 PBS interview, it was stated that teaching is the central fact of Ayers’ life. A full professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he’s written four books.

With his love of teaching and his distrust of bureaucracy, it’s not surprising that Ayers has been deeply involved in school reform in Chicago, and the effort to decentralize this troubled urban school system.

Dohrn is also heavily involved in reforming a major social system. Chicago has often criticized juvenile court. On the staff of the law school, at Northwestern University, Dohrn heads the Children and Family Justice Center.

Her work gets high praise from an unlikely supporter, the judge who oversees the juvenile court in Cook County, Chief Judge Donald O’Connell.

But the past does intrude on her work. Dohrn has a law degree but cannot practice. She was denied a license in part because of a seven-month jail term she served after refusing to testify before a grand jury. The jury was investigating a botched robbery of a Brinks truck in which a guard and two state troopers were killed.

Weatherman Kathy Boudin was sentenced to life for the crime (or 20 years to life). *  It happened a year after Dohrn came above ground, and she has denied any involvement. There are still those who haven’t forgotten or forgiven. Northwestern Law School Professor Dan Polsby is one of them.

“There were many acts of domestic terrorism. It seems to me that in the world as we know it right now. He can’t simply walk away from acts of domestic terrorism and say, well, okay, that was a long time ago. It wasn’t that long ago, for one thing, and for another thing, it has never been apologized for, and it seems to me that repentance has to proceed forgiveness and not come sometime later,” says Professor Polsby.

He is not alone. Thomas Foran was the U.S. Attorney during the Days of Rage, who said, “I’d say they still are against the community; they’re still anti-authoritarian; they still think that they know their own little secret of how the world should run that’s different than the overwhelming majority of the people. There’s no way that anybody would say either of those people had any impact in Chicago.”

Dohrn and Ayers do not react to those who say they are still outside the system any more than they do to those who say they sold out, but the years have made a difference. Their family is as important as their activism now. It was their children that brought them out of the underground.

They have raised three teenagers–middle child Malik Cochise is named after Malcolm X and a 19th century Apache chief. Their oldest, Zade Atheola, is named after a Black Panther killed in a shootout with police in 1973.

Sixteen years old at the time of the interview, Chesa, Kathy Boudin’s and David Gilbert’s son, has been raised by Dohrn and Ayers since his mother and his father were jailed when he was 14 months old.  Weathermen Boudin and Gilbert were convicted on felony murder and robbery.

Also central is the desire to make a fundamental radical change in society.  Would they do it all again? They say, absolutely.

Posted:  10.11.08  Updated:  10.15.08

Katherine Boudin was paroled in 2003, according to this writing of August, 2003: http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=3362356F-98D0-4CC9-A24C-27D5F97544EF

Repost:  11.14.08

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Bill Ayers Describes Himself as Family Friend of Obama

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Bill Ayers, former 1960s radical activist turned college professor, listens to Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. speak at Northwestern University on November 7, 2008, during an event hosted by Northwestern’s Black Student Alliance.

From the Chicago Tribune:

In a new afterword to his memoir, “Fugitive Days,” 1960s radical William Ayers describes himself as a “family friend” of President-elect Barack Obama and writes that the campaign controversy over their relationship was an effort by Obama’s political enemies to “deepen a dishonest narrative” about the candidate.

Now a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an expert on public school reform, Ayers was a member of the Weather Underground, a radical organization that claimed responsibility for a dozen bombings from 1970 to 1974.

He’ll appear Friday on “Good Morning America” to promote the re-issue of his book this week. The Tribune obtained a copy of the updated material.  See video of interview at :  http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=6252993

In it, Ayers — who did not respond to requests for comment — summarized his relationship with Obama: “[W]e had served together on the board of a foundation, knew one another as neighbors and family friends, held an initial fund-raiser at my house, where I’d made a small donation to his earliest political campaign.”

Ayers lamented that his relationship with Obama became an issue.

Ayers’ new description of the relationship seems to contradict Obama’s statement, he’s just “a guy who lives in my neighborhood.”

I hate to say I toldja’ so, but it’s…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ8STf6x3gE&feature=related

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/obama/chi-bill-ayers-barack-obama-book,0,1806710.story

Posted:  11.13.08

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Crying Wolf Too Many Times

Anybody who has been on the internet blogs for even a few weeks, or even a few days, knows that the moment there is a criticism of Senator Barack Obama, the attacks and the abuse is sure to come, usually in the form of being called a racist.  It is a tactic and a strategy, standard operating procedure.  One is not allowed to criticize Senator Obama.

Now, I see Representative John Lewis and John Rich, Maureen Dowd, the AP, the New York Times – and I’m sure CNN and MSNBC, though I haven’t checked in with them yet this morning – are carrying the water for Obama to try to make this into the 60’s.  Just now I see Mr. Axelrod on Fox whipping it up further, and Bill Burton has defended Lewis’ recent statements, both of them at the top of the list of Mr. Obama’s campaign advisers.

Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and veteran of the civil rights movement, says the negative tone of the Republican presidential campaign reminds him of the hateful atmosphere that segregationist Gov. George Wallace fostered in Alabama in the 1960s.

In a statement issued Saturday, Lewis said McCain and running mate Sarah Palin were “sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse.”

Oh, yeah, play that race card.

Of course, McCain named Representative Lewis as one of the three wise people he admired when he was asked in the Saddleback Forum.  Is that the “hate and division” he is talking about?  But I think McCain was wrong about that wise part.

But first of all, this is not the 60’s and Barack Obama isn’t even black.  He is equally as white as he is black.  If you read any of the posts I made or any number of others who have written about Obama’s connection with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, it is pretty obvious there is a connection.  But where is the racism?  Last time I looked, Ayers and Dohrn are white, but still pretty much with the same opinion about America as they had back then, just managing not to set off any bombs.  And, yes, he was pal-ing around with them.

Secondly, people are getting mad and frustrated.  But mostly they are mad about the bailout (95% were and are against it) and the extreme bias of the media who has for the most part been an arm of the Obama campaign.  So Obama can’t be criticized.  If he is, the big guns are brought out.  But most of us have become immuned to it by now, but it is truly beyond the pale to attack McCain and the McCain campaign.

But just try to notice who it is who is really “sowing the seeds of hatred and division.”  Who is it who is really fanning the flames?  Who but the MSM loves to make race an issue more than life itself?  Whose pastor was it who screamed anti-American and racist speech?  The fondest desire of the media and some aging civil rights figures would be that they could bring back the 60’s.  After all, that was their day of glory.

Barack Obama has been treated with kid gloves.  If anyone should be reeling from insults it should be Sarah Palin.  As Kinky Friedman said recently, “She has been mocked more than anyone since Jesus Christ.”  But did the media defend her and call for the Obama supporters to lay off her?  No, they jumped right in.  Did anybody step up and blame Obama  for everything that was said and demand that he make them all stop?   Not hardly.  Did you hear David Gergen say, in his carefully modulated tone, that what was being said about Palin was “incendiary:”  Nah.

Take a look at this if you want to see an example of incendiary.  http://michellemalkin.com/2008/10/12/crush-the-obamedia-narrative-look-whos-gripped-by-insane-rage/

Things are beginning to come out about Obama’s ties to Ayers and Dohrn, about his buddies in Fannie and Freddie who were or are his financial advisers, his being the #2 recipient of Fannie and Freddie campaign contributions, his ties to ACORN and the voter fraud they are engaged in.  It’s getting hot in the kitchen.  So it’s time to ratchet up their last, best hope to shut it down – the cry of racism.

And who is surprised?

See this video of Senator Obama and his remarks concerning ACORN and “community organizers” in 2007.

http://sarah-palin-2008.blogspot.com/2008/10/obama-says-acorn-and-other-community.html

But to inject a little humor into the situation, back in August Jon Stewart nailed it on the use of “the race card,” and I think it is appropriate now:  “Run, America, the giant black balls of Obama are upon us.”

https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2008/08/06/jon-stewart-nails-the-absurdit/

Posted:  10.12.08

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“Living in the Heart of the Monster” – Bernadine Dohrn in 2007

Bernadine Dohn (Mrs. Bill Ayers) speaks at the 40 year “Students for a Democratic Society Reunion” held November 30, 2007.

How does Bernadine feel about America now as opposed to the 1960’s and 1970’s?  It is telling that she still refers to America as “The belly of the Beast” and  “The heart of the monster.”   See video clips here:

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/mrs-ayers-opines-on-destroying-capitalism

So even though she and her husband, Bill Ayers, may be considered by some to be respectable members of Chicago society, and Senator Obama refers to them as “mainstream,” I guess it depends on what the meaning of mainstream is.

Questions have been raised about an Obama/Ayers connection, but the paths of the wives, Michelle and Bernadine, crossed as well in the late 1980’s.   It has been reported that the two, Bernadine and Michelle worked at the law firm, Sidley Austin, around 1988, where Barack was mentored by Michelle in 1989.

Bernadine, who made it to the #2 spot on the FBI Most Wanted List for her Weathermen activities,  was a  paralegal there, unable to take the bar because she is a convicted felon.

But in CNN-speak, parroting Obama-speak, all this domestic terrorists talk is just a “distraction.”

Entire video at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2yYXVmrj5A&eurl=http://hotair.com/archives/2008/04/25/judgment-now-a-distraction/

http://antiauthoritarian.net/NLN/?p=380

Posted:  10.11.08

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