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

Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, and the Weather Underground.


“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.


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


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:


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


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…..



Posted:  11.13.08


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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:


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:



Posted:  10.11.08

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William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn – Digging a Little Deeper, Who is Chesa Boudin?

In the recent New York Times article entitled  “Crossed Paths of Obama, 60’s Bomber” it was reported that:

In his memoir, Mr. Ayers was evasive as to which bombings he had a hand in, writing that “some details cannot be told.” By the time of the Brinks robbery, he and Ms. Dohrn had emerged from underground to raise their two children and then Chesa Boudin, whose parents were imprisoned for their role in the heist.

The mention, almost in passing, of Chesa Boudin made me wonder, just who is Chesa Boudin?

A little background on Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, Chesa’s parents:

Katherine (Kathy) Boudin and David Gilbert were sentenced to life terms for the 1981 Brinks armed robbery in which two police officers and a Brinks guard were killed, leaving behind a 14-month-old boy, Chesa Boudin, at which time William Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn took guardianship or custody of the child.

On Oct. 20, 1981, Sgt. Edward O’Grady, Patrolman Waverly Brown and Brinks guard Peter Paige were gunned down in Rockland County, N.Y. by heavily armed terrorists. The half dozen gunmen — all Americans — were members of the Weather Underground, a faction of the Students for a Democratic Society and the Black Liberation Army, formed from members of the Black Panther Party and the Republic of New Afrika.

These improbable violent coalitions were committing armed robberies (this was number 19) to finance their “revolution.” At stake that day was an armored truck with $1.6 million in cash. Thanks to the bravery of the dead officers, the terrorists failed; but left behind were three widows and nine children, like most victims all largely forgotten.

In December of 2002, at age 22, Chesa brought it all back into the news when he was awarded a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University, England, with the following points being made:

Guardian Dad, the distinguished Professor William Ayers, not only hides his some 17 tattoos under his smart suits, but these days he is writing books about his exploits as a revolutionary and his bombing activities. However, in describing a bomb he placed in the Pentagon, Ayers brags a bit too much. “It turns out that we blew up a bathroom and, quite by accident, water plunged below and knocked out their computers for a time, disrupting the air war and sending me into deepening shades of delight.”

Guardian Mom, Bernadine Dohrn, (Mrs. William Ayers) described by former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover as “La Pasionara of the lunatic left,” now pretends that her widely publicized support for the Manson Family killings in the ’70s was a joke.

In a speech during the December 1969 “War Council” meeting organized by the Weathermen and attended by about 400 people in Flint, Michigan, Dohrn said:   “Dig it! First they killed those pigs and then they put a fork in their bellies. Wild!”

“We were mocking violence in America,” she has said. Yet she does not deny her leadership of the terrorist cult, and none of her comrades thought the lovely Bernadine was joking.

Chesa’s grandfather, Katherine’s father, was a secret Communist Party strategist. Leonard Boudin masqueraded as a civil rights lawyer during the years the Weathermen killed, robbed and bombed, but really was a contact man for such hostile foreign powers as the Soviet Union and Cuba. Daughter Katherine was one of New York’s elite, attending good schools such as Bryn Mawr, enjoying a year in Moscow and developing a social conscience that allowed her to plan the killing and maiming of her fellow Americans.

These people were not playing. Katherine (Kathy) Boudin

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

David Gilbert

More recently, Chesa Boudin is a co-author of The Venezuelan Revolution: 100 Questions–100 Answers. In 2005 he worked as an intern on President Chávez’s foreign policy team, doing research for a master’s degree in Latin American public policy at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship.

Picture of Chesa at Caracas Chronicles: http://www.caracaschronicles.com/search?q=Chesa+Boudin

Things are disappearing all over the web, but below is another site with his picture.


(Recap:  David Gilbert and Kathy Boudin are parents of Chesa Boudin, who was raised and possibly adopted by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.  David Gilbert and Kathy Boudin were sentenced to up to life for the deaths in the Brinks robbery.)

And very interesting detailed account of the Brinks heist at:  http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/terrorists_spies/terrorists/brinks/4.html






Posted:  10.09.08


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William Ayers and Barack Obama, The Connection (Updates)

UPDATED:  10.08.08
Excerpt from the August, 2001, article in Chicago Magazine entitled “Not Enough” featuring William Ayers.
There you have the complexity of Ayers: a man who once tried to overthrow his country’s government…..”


The rest of the story and a real good picture:


And, again, Obama certainly wasn’t 8 years old when he was pal-ing around with this guy in Chicago.  He was more like 40 when this picture was taken.  And about 35 when he launched his political career in Ayers’ living room.  And it is abundantly clear that Ayers still has contempt for America. He wishes he had done more back in the 60’s.
It would make me vomit to have anything to do with Ayers or Wright or Pfleger of any of the other anti-American characters Obama has sought out as allies.

UPDATE 10.07.08

Anderson Cooper of CNN does piece on the Obama/Ayers connection – Keeping Them Honest.   And Obama wasn’t 8 years old at the time of his association with Ayers!  I think now he’s claiming he didn’t even know Ayers.  Obama honest?  Far from it


Oh, excuse me, now he’s not claiming he didn’t know Ayers, but Obama spokesman says on Morning Joe  on MSNBC this morning that “Obama didn’t know (Ayers) was a terrorist.”  It all depends on what the meaning of is, is, people.   Video.  Watch Andrea Mitchell try to minimize the whole thing.  What a surprise that is, huh?


Chickaboomer weighs in:


As we say in the South, “Lord, have mercy!”

UPDATE:  10.04.08

Sarah Palin brings up the Obama/Ayers connection on the campaign trial, and I just heard this mentioned in the news.

Apparently in response to Palin’s comments, or this in the New York Times…..


…..Obama spokesman again states that Obama was only eight years old when Bill Ayers of the Weather Underground was bombing the U. S Capitol and the Pentagon, parroting Obama’s lame explanation earlier, “the notion that . . . me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values doesn’t make much sense.”  I can’t believe they are still using that talking point.  It is worth noting, however, if you go back, during the time William Ayers was bombing buildings and declaring his war on America, John McCain was in a POW camp in Viet Nam.

But Barack Hussein Obama, quite a master at word games, tries to play the American people for fools.   Forty years ago when he was eight is, of course, not the point.

Scroll down to look at the picture below of Ayers in 2001 standing on the American flag at which time he was 55 and Obama was 40.  THIS was the time period of the Obama/Ayers connection and Obama either knew or should have know what Ayers was about and what he stood for.  Just more really, really poor judgment on Obama’s part.


Check this out to see what a despicable America-hater William Ayers is:

Obama-Ayers Ties Went Further Than Obama Admits:

Ayers set up an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. This group ‘poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.’ Kurtz explained.  (Community organizers?  Sound familiar?)

The CAC was a brainchild of Ayers. In early 1995, Obama was appointed the first chairman of the board. The other key body of the foundation was co-chaired by Ayers himself.

In order to find out whether the two had a reasonably close working relationship or not, Kurtz decided to delve into the archives of the CAC which are housed in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The archives show that the connection between Obama and Ayers went further than Obama has been willing to admit thus far. ‘The Daley archives show that Mr. Obama and Mr. Ayers worked as a team to advance the CAC agenda.’


UPDATE: 09.29.08

Senator Barack Obama is at it again, using strong arm tactics, trying to stifle any criticism.

Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.

“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.

“What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.  See full statement at link below:



DENVER (AP) – Barack Obama is striking back fiercely and swiftly to stamp out an ad that links him to a 1960s radical, eager to demonstrate a far more aggressive response to attacks than John Kerry did when faced with the 2004 “Swift Boat” campaign.

Obama not only aired a response ad to the spots linking him to William Ayers, but he sought to block stations airing the commercial by warning station managers and asking the Justice Department to intervene. The campaign also planned to compel advertisers to pressure stations that continue to air the anti-Obama commercial.

This is William Ayers, former Weather Underground organizer who took credit for a series of non-fatal bombings at the U.S. Capitol and Pentagon during the Vietnam War era, STANDING on the American flag.  Obama has said, “the notion that . . . me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values doesn’t make much sense.”

However, this picture was taken in 2001 when Ayers was 55 years old (still showing his contempt for America).  This is the exact time period of the Obama/Ayers connection and Barack Obama was 40, not 8.

No wonder they want to stop this information from becoming widely known. And don’t you just love it when you see someone stand on the American flag?


This is CRAZY.  Obama’s association with William Ayers is bad enough, but this is almost worse.  This man, Obama, is trying to bring out the Justice Department to BLOCK STATIONS from airing a commercial?  What is he so afraid of?  If he will do this now what will he do if he should be elected president.  Talk about abuse of power!

I thought I had seen it all and I had aleady published this post when I saw the following about the Obama counsel seeking to prosecute the guy who bought the offending ad.  See below for excerpt and link.

“We reiterate our request that the Department of Justice fulfill its commitment to take prompt action to investigate and to prosecute the American issues Project, and we further request that the Department of Justice investigate and prsecute Howard (sic) Simmons for a knowing and willful violation of the individual aggregate contribution limits,”




No Way

No How


Posted:  08.27.08  Updated:  09.29.08  Updated:  10.04.08  Updated:  10.07.08  Updated:  10.08.08

Originally entitled, Obama Seeks to Silence Ad Linking Him to Radical William Ayers ~ What is the Obama/Ayers Connection?


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