One word to describe this photo of Bill Ayers, terrorist and Obama friend, stepping on the American flag…….BANG! Your dead! (h/t Marathon Pundit)
They were pictures taken for a Chicago Magazine article on Ayers as he promoted his book Fugitive Days (no Amazon link provided, a terrorists book needs no publicity). In the article itself comes a few nuggets:
One of the Weatherman leaders was Bernardine Dohrn, a smart, magnetic figure who, in part because of her penchant for miniskirts and knee-high boots, was dubbed “La Pasionaria of the Lunatic Left” by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. After a bomb exploded accidentally and killed three of their colleagues, Ayers and Dohrn “hooked up,” in the parlance of the day, and, since 1982, they have been married. This—violence, death, and white-hot rhetoric—is his past and Ayers insists he has no regrets. “I acted appropriately in the context of those times,” he says. But it’s hard to reconcile this quick-witted man with that revolutionary. Today Bill Ayers seems too happy to have ever been so angry.
It goes on to describe his addiction to caffeine. Where does he choose to get his caffeine?
Can’t make this stuff up.
Certainly there are moments when Ayers has the sound of the sixties down pat, like when he tells me, “Imperialism or globalization—I don’t have to care what it’s called to hate it.” And then there are moments when he sounds light-years away from his radical sensibilities, more like an old grump lamenting today’s uninformed youth: He tells me a story about going into Starbucks and having the young woman behind the counter mistake his photo pin of John Brown for Walt Whitman. “And when I told her, no, it’s John Brown, she said, ‘Who is John Brown?’”
But I am struck by another part of that story. What are you doing in a Starbucks? I ask the man who professes to hate globalization.
“Oh,” he says. “I have an addiction to caffeine.”
Marathon Pundit notes that at the time the photo was taken Obama and Ayers served together on the Woods Foundation board. Which reminds me of another photo that goes along well with these two:
Like two peas in a pod aye?
Lets not forget his wonderful wife either:
At a 1969 “War Council” in Flint, Michigan, Dohrn gave her most memorable and notorious speech to her followers. Holding her fingers in what became the Weatherman “fork salute,” she said of the bloody murders recently committed by the Manson Family in which the pregnant actress Sharon Tate and a Folgers Coffee heiress and several other inhabitants of a Benedict Canyon mansion were brutally stabbed to death: “Dig it! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim’s stomach! Wild!” The “War Council” ended with a formal declaration of war against “AmeriKKKa,” always spelled with three K’s to signify the United States’ allegedly ineradicable white racism.
Lots of reaction on the right side of the blogosphere, none from the left of course:
- Little Green Footballs
- The Strata-Sphere
- Hot Air
- Michelle Malkin
- The Campaign Spot
- Stop The ACLU
- Heading Right
- Theodore’s World
- Infidels Are Cool
- Classical Values
And his shine has officially dulled:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama’s standing has been significantly damaged by the controversy over his former pastor, according to USA Today/Gallup poll published on Monday.
The poll showed Hillary Clinton leading Obama 51 percent to 44 percent nationally among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independent voters, in contrast to a CBS News/New York Times survey released on Sunday that had Obama leading Clinton by 12 points.
Newsbusters has the video:
Rosie O’Donnell appeared on the May 5 “Today” show in its fourth hour, claiming that many have confused her “passion for rage” much in the same way as they’ve misunderstood Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Indeed, claimed the former “The View” co-host, Obama’s former pastor “made sense to me.”
Of course this shouldn’t shock anyone, Rosie is a ding and always has been. Ayers, Dohrn, Wright, and Rosie…..all backing Obama.