Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Bill Ayers No Dream

There I was, sitting in Reagan National Monday morning, sipping a Starbucks by the United counter before going through security. I had a little time, so I was browsing through the news. Some military guys had borrowed a chair from my table. I looked up from time to time to enjoy the sun streaming through. That's when I saw Bill Ayers, an instant blight. Scruffy, thinning beard, dippy earring, and the wirerims, heading to order. I gathered my things, got my camera ready, and snapped a shot right when he got his coffee.

I asked--what are you doing in D.C. Mr. Ayers?

For a moment I thought he might be on my flight back to Chicago. Charming. Initially I guess he thought I was laying claim to his coffee or something. He gave me an uneasy cheesy smile when he realized I was taking his picture. I asked him if he was speaking at GW? (Only I said GFW, guess I had the VFW on my mind) He said oh you mean GW, he said no...was trying to decide if I was a fan, then said he was giving a lecture in Arlington to a Renaissance group on education--that's what I do, education--you shouldn't believe everything you hear about me, you know nothing about me. I said, I know plenty--I'm from Chicago, a conservative blogger, and I'll post this. (Oh, yeah, Bill Ayers, quite the Renaissance man, nail-bomber extraordinaire. Gee, I see another friend of Barack, U.S. Sec. of Education Arne Duncan was there too. "The conference theme is “A Time for Reflection, Celebration and Rebirth.” How touching. At best, useless, at worst, so wrong.)

Then, unprompted he said--I wrote Dreams From My Father. I said, oh, so you admit it. He said--Michelle asked me to. I looked at him. He seemed eager. He's about my height, short. He went on to say--and if you can prove it, we can split the royalties. So I said, stop pulling my leg. Horrible thought. But he came again--I really wrote it, the wording was similar. I said I believe you probably heavily edited it. He said--I wrote it. I said--why would I believe you, you're a liar.

He had no answer to that. Just looked at me. Then he turned and walked off, and said again his bit about my proving it and splitting the proceeds.

But the question remains--is Barack Obama a fraud? Is his myth-making creation and only major accomplishment a product of Bill Ayers' imagination? (or his own) Is our President Barack Obama's biography written by an unrepentant domestic terrorist?

Perhaps I'll become Bill Ayers' favorite conservative blogger and he can prove his authorship himself--turn over your notes Bill. And how about turning yourself in for your crimes.

I remember that era, Mr. Ayers. People died because of your actions, including your girlfriend. More would have if you had been more successful. And yet you have the gall to teach the teachers of our young. I won't forget your murderous intent, your shameful acts, your contemptible lies and evasions. And when history is written, I hope you'll be reviled--or forgotten.

As for our President, the verdict is still out. But Barack Obama called Bill Ayers friend and colleague for years. That in itself makes a damning statement.

UPDATE: My friend John Ruberry, Marathon Pundit links with remarks. Chicago News Bench links as well. If I ever write a book (of my own), I will love Tom Mannis to do a blurb for the jacket.

UPDATE: Jack Cashill, who first fleshed out the theory that Ayers ghostwrote Obama's book, on the new unofficial bio of Barack and Michelle, at the end of September:
In his new book, "Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage," Best-selling celebrity journalist, Christopher Andersen, has blown a huge hole in the Obama genius myth without intending to do so.

Relying on inside sources, quite possibly Michelle Obama herself, Andersen describes how Dreams came to be published -- just as I had envisioned it in my articles on the authorship of Dreams. With the deadline pressing, Michelle recommended that Barack seek advice from "his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers."
Read it all. Cashill's site here. Professor Ron Radosh with comments as well. James Simpson, DC Independent Examiner on the media silence.

More: Chicago Daily Observer links, lead story.

UPDATE: Comments enabled. Getting some email from conservatives, and one frustrated liberal:
Just admitted it. Unprompted. Just like that. Said he completely authored the entire Obama bio.
Almost as if he knew exactly what your most burning question for him would be.

What a load of horseshit. It even reads like fiction. But that's really all it takes to convince wingnuts. A lil innuendo.

Given all the circular links to reference other posts within your own blog, it seems you have a particularly unhealthy obsession.

It's a smart move on your part to not accept comments and feedback. Conservatives never cease to amaze me in the depths they will stoop to deceive.

I'm so glad your movement is fractured beyond near term repair. Enjoy your misery in the wilderness.

Cody Kessler
My response:
I enabled comments. Forgot to do it when I updated my format.

It wasn't my burning question at all. But it was obviously his.

I would have liked to ask, did you still feel you didn't bomb enough. But we were near security. In an airport. In D.C.
UPDATE: Just so readers know, I have been tracking Ayers for some time. I have an MBA from the University of Chicago. I've lived in the Chicago area for 30 years, so I know the Hyde Park and Chicago radical leftie milieu. And I first noted the release of his flag-stomping photo from the Hillary blog back during the campaign. My earliest posts on Ayers: Barack's Bomber Buddy, Taking Stock of Barack: A Radical Primer, Obama Responds on Che Flag, Judging Barack Obama, Clout List: Rezko Realtor on Obama Sale, Ayers-Dohrn SDS Reunion Tapes, Whiner Ayers, Ayers' Murderous Intent, The Trouble with Ayers, Fascist Obama Campaign, Obama's Founding Brothers, Subversives for Obama, Obama Ayers Khalidi

Barack Obama claims he hardly knew him. Bill Ayers was his political godfather.

UPDATE: Thanks for the links. Palin Twibe Blog. Punch.

More: Dennis Byrne, The Barbershop blog, Chicago Now (Tribune). Illinois Review.

More. Illinois Alliance for Growth. James Simpson, who called me to confirm details, D.C. Independent Examiner.

@JoeNBC Bill Ayers claims he wrote Obama's "Dreams From My Father" http://tinyurl.com/y8ret5s READ IT AND WEEP LEFTIES BARRY LIES!!
Lucianne must reads of the day.

More: Heard from TigerHawk reader Paulbud who had an encounter with Ayers at Penn Station back in May. He had served at Ft. Dix at about the time Ayers was planning to blow people up at a dance there, and made a video on Ayers last summer.

More: OK, people want more corroboration. He was not on my flight out, he had just come in for the conference, which I checked online to establish that he was really going there and be sure I had the venue right. I was heading out:Your itinerary Mon, Oct 5, 2009 – Washington National (DCA) to O'Hare International (ORD)
Flight United 0611
Departs Washington National (DCA)10:25 AM
Arrives O'Hare International (ORD) 11:28 AM

The United flight just prior had a fuel leak so they moved people from that flight on to ours. Here's a pix of my baggage claim chit--apparently I tossed my boarding stubs. Also, of course I realized he would want plausible deniability. Think what you want. Once he heard I was a conservative blogger he decided to tell me this. Three times. Even though I was skeptical.

P.S.Yeah, Obama's narcissism may have finally gotten to Ayers--keeping Ayers from laying claim to the best book he ever wrote. And Obama's indecision on some matters dear to leftists. Maybe he thought it was safe since SNL started snarking on Obama.

More links. Liberty Watchman. Steve Sailer.

More. Breitbart TV livestream. The B-Cast chatroom.

More. Ace of Spades links to the Examiner article on my post.

More. Patterico links here. The Astute Bloggers. Ruby Slippers. The Coffee Shop.

Am going to be on the Rusty Humphries radio show at a little after 8 central. You can listen live:) Awk.

More. AllahPundit is skeptical. Well y'all at HotAir I read you all the time. And I think AllahPundit is especially astute. Of course Ayers is messing with us. He's messing with Obama too. I think he wanted plausible deniability. But I think he wants credit. Whether he wrote it or not, I think he wants credit. And I actually do now think he wrote it. But if no one believes him now that would be funny too--because he's cried wolf all these years and has no credibility left. Now that he's ratting out Obama it could be all bets are off. Maybe some of Ayers old partners in crime will be persuaded by Rahmbo to rat him out. Whatever. You decide, but I don't think this is the end of it.

More. The B-Cast tweets the link. Thanks!

More. Hitting the GretaWire open thread.

More. This HotAir comment is funny:

Didn’t Bill Ayers already get thrown under the bus?

I guess Obama’s going to have to put it in reverse and run him over again.

Or maybe, he can send Ayers away by making Bill the ambassador to Cuba, or Venzuela…Bill has lots of experience with the communists and they don’t vet candidates anymore anyway or maybe they need a bomb czar or college radicals czar.

njpat on October 6, 2009 at 10:30 PM

And thanks for the support from a few commenting there. I appreciate it.

More. Carol Platt Liebau, Townhall links, with a question for the MSM. Memeorandum. Yes! :) I hope Barack is sweating just a teensy bit. And will Gibbsy get a question?

More. On B-Cast tomorrow, 4 pm central.

More. Serr8D analyzes/confirms (EXIF data) I used my blackberry. Yup. Hey, I don't know how to photoshop anyway.


And Team Sarah.

More--and starting a new post here, leading off with William Jacobson, Legal Insurrection. Will Obama Deny Bill Ayers' Accusation?

UPDATE Thursday, 10/8: Latest Ayers posts here, here, here.

And also on Thursday, Who's loose with the truth?

UPDATE latest post: Stalk Talk by the Sexist Gray Lady

UPDATE: One more, this time MSNBC Dem attack dog Chris Matthews, Fools out there.

And Jack Cashill, Ayers at Starbucks

UPDATE: Friday, 10/9: Latest post: Earth to NY Times

UPDATE: Saturday, 10/10 Ayers Publishing Timeline, Will Ayers Write Obama's Nobel Speech?

UPDATE: Friday, 10/16 Obama Ayers Queering your Kids, Screw Math and Science, Barack Obama, America's Author in Chief

UPDATE: Sunday, 10/18 Is Obama a Gifted Writer?


bvw said...

What a connected world! There are no more secrets, no hidden spots in the bushes anymore.

A village has too many houses, too many rooms, this is not village, it is a world more like a bunkhouse dormitory.

In such a world, what comes to be the foundation -- Dreams or Truth?

Ayers once spoke for Dreams. At the airport, when you came to him -- was that Truth to which he aligned?

pathickey said...

Nice work , Anne!

Again, the narcissistic loudmouth shoots off his dope-hole.

His odious Old Lady is the brains of the duo and waits to get paid by Arianna Hiffington before she unloads her bile.

I'd be surprised if this goof could make change. It helps being a rich punk - you don't need to sweat the change.

Bill Baar said...

nice job Anne!

Anne said...

Thank you Bill! I still appreciate your early work on that creep--finding the record of his contribution to Barack Obama's state Senate campaign and giving lots of background and perspective on the Chicago radical community.

Steve said...

Thank you, Anne. That's precisely the question everyone should be asking him directly. You're the first.

Do you think Ayers is prepared to do more talking? He must be disappointed that Obama's continuing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Every other leftist, radical academic is being made into czar. Old Bill did more than anyone to make Obama and he's being left out. What's your sense?

Anonymous said...

GREAT job Anne! I'm immpressed, this is a heck of a revelation that many have suspected.
I think there will be a lot more on this to come. Yes even lost-in-the-dark wackos that take wild shots at you with no facts to back up their 'argument! Just simple minded dribbling.
Keep up the great work!

Liberty Watchman said...

I've been at that Starbucks counter in Reagan National many times. The photo is either genuine or an excellent photoshop job. But
where can one find a stock pic with that expression on Ayers' face? I think the photo is genuine.

The photo doesn't prove the story of course, but it adds to plausibility. Why not post the date/time/flight number so at least that much can be verified? Post your boarding pass too. Was Ayers on the same flight?

Here's my take on why Ayers might do such a thing.

-Liberty Watchman

Bill Baar said...

Thanks Ann

Anne said...

Steve: Yes, I think Ayers has sour grapes that Obama has distanced himself from him, and yes, that he hasn't gotten a job as a czar--even if it wouldn't have lasted long. Most importantly, I think it rankles with him that he doesn't get credit for the best book he's ever written.

Yes, I wouldn't be surprised if he writes a tell-all book at some point--since he remains a radical anti-war, anti-American. Maybe Obama is placating him for now with his pro-Chavez, Zelaya stance on Honduras. And this is how he can get credit in a backdoor way.


Paul Klenk said...

Just wait -- he'll either deny he said this, or he'll say he was joking. He will never admit on camera that he wrote the book (even though it's obvious he did a lot of work on it).

Bill Baar said...

Of Course it's a real pic. Check the Renaissance Group's Agenda (PDF File) for their Fall Conference.

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
William Ayers, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
(Introduction by)

Between Dr. Martha Kanter, U.S. Under Secretary of Education and Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education then followed by Cong ressional Visitations.

A long ways from Chicago's Coliseum and arcane debates between SDS/WSA and PL/SDS... it's a power crowd Comrade Ayers runs with now.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure he was being ironic...

Anne said...

Liberty Watchman: OK will post pix of my baggage payment. Threw out my boarding pass stubs apparently.

peacelovewoodstock said...

Are you sure that was Ayers? Looks a lot like Eric Clapton to me!

Kidding aside, very interesting story. I am impressed that you were able to maintain your civility, I don't think I could have.

MarySue said...

What an impressive story. I have my doubts I would be able to keep my composure as you did. Having read your blog(s) for some time now, I believe you to be very credible. No need to post any baggage as far as I am concerned.

I think the most fascinating part is that he repeated this and your impression from the encounter he has sour grapes towards Obama. I think it is quite plausible he would want credit for the book, what author wouldn't?

Can you elaborate on his tone of voice as he repeated the claim he was the author? Was it consistent? I am curious about his tone and demeanor, just to fill in the picture. Excellent post - congrats

Anne said...

MarySue-- On Ayers' tone, he spoke in a firm, declarative way. He wasn't mad, he didn't sneer. He just kept stating it. I thought he seemed eager to have me post it.

He didn't move away. He clearly wanted to engage.

Anonymous said...

I think he had a hand in the book, but don't you think he was being facetious, or at least trying to seem facetious?

Saint Pitbull said...
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Saint Pitbull said...

I believe that Ayers said it. I also believe that he will purposely dance on the head of a pin if he is questioned in a public forum about this, without denying it. Bear in mind that Ayers thinks that he is so much smarter than everyone. He thinks that he has the power to toy with anyone, especially a conservative blogger.

I have made this suggestion previously: Buy the book - Dreams, then file a class action lawsuit on your and every other purchaser's behalf that the book was fraudulently advertised as being written by Obama when, in fact, it was not. (You wanted a book by Obama, not something by Ayers) An attorney who claimed he was involved in the Milli Vanilli debacle said that claim would appear to have merit. The discovery process would be a Blast! (no pun intended)

Lame Cherry said...

Congratulations on meeting the mind which Mr. Obama's was formed upon.

You should be honored that Mr. Ayers decided to come out and play among the little folks as an intelligence operative he must have deemed you interesting.
Mr. Ayers is desiring attention. His breaching the subject means he is following Jack Cashill's work and is the likely source for the recent Andersen work which confirmed the forensic work of Mr. Cashill.

Note that Bill Ayers couched this entire situation not on credibility, but on attention and finance. He views the world as a stage for monetary reward. Exactly the process when he was the control for the terrorists. That is all telling and more than Mr. Ayers desired to reveal about the base of his personality.

Perhaps you could send him a contract to sign in his awarding you half royalties and legal standing if you do indeed prove he wrote Dreams.
Asking him to sign a legal document attesting to his confession, certainly would get his attention to see if he smiled and thought this was a game or not.

What a wonderful adventure eh.

My compliments

austin personal trainer said...

I always suspected Bill's malignant narcissism would rule in the end. He can't help it.

Anonymous said...

Your plane ticket proves nothing other than the fact that you saw him. But many on your side will take it to mean that he wrote the book.

It seems obvious to me that Ayers, like many others, thinks the crazy "Ayers wrote the memoir" claim is so outrageous that his statement is entirely deadpan sarcasm.


Glen said...


Great job on Rusty Humphries show.

Anonymous said...

ayers and his crew have taken over our schools, especially elementary. Has to change fast. They are creating the new generation of fascist progressives that will stomp liberty.

And the saudi's are attacking the schools on the west coast.

Not much time left to turn this around.

Mark Rhoads said...

People forget that it took Ted Sorensen 52 years until May of 2008to finally admit in his memoirs that he was the real author of "Profiles in Courage" in 1956 and not John F. Kennedy. JFK took all the credit and accepted the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1957 for a book he did not write and he secretly shared royalties with Sorensen to keep the secret.
There are many reasons why Bill Ayers might want his authorship known now including revenge. But this story and others by Jack Cashill might finally stir up some reporters in main stream media to at least intervew Obama's former unhappy book agent who felt she was cut out after all her hard promotion work when the big pay day came for Dreams in 2007-2008. The most interesting part of the Jack Cashill stories to me is that he had hired some scholars to compare the language in passages of Dreams to other books written by Bill Ayers. One example would be the nautical terms and metaphors in Dreams that were never part of the life of Barack Obama but were part of the personal history of Bill Ayers from asmall part of his life spent in the Merchant Marine. The last common sense question for Obama as an author is how come he never published anything--not so much as a single op/ed or a single letter to the editor in public print and then comes forth one year with a full blown best seller? It makes one wonder when so many other writers can offer many examples of their published writing before a first book effort. We know from public sources that Obama had to return and advance from a publisher for a prior book writing effort that flopped. The only published srap with his byline was a poem from his freshman year at Occidental College. One other was a pro-choice article in the Harvard Law Review attributed to him as editor but without his byline. So he had zero history of published writing and suddenly writes a book? Does that make common sense?
-Mark Rhoads, Illinois Review

Unknown said...

heard you on the radio... you are ridiculous.

Anne said...

Thank you lame cherry. Thank you Glen. It is an adventure:)

Anonymous said...

given that Ayers is of the world of agitprop, false flags, astroturf, etc. he's probably just trying to get a rise out of conservatives.

just for grins.

(i'm not saying that he didn't write/heavily edit) the thing, but he has plenty of plausible deniability...and then he'll save some room for a little ridicule.

nice people

Anne said...

Thank you Mark. Yes. Good points.

And we in Illinois know his state Senate record was handed to him on a silver platter.

So secretive. (How come he didn't write a thesis if he's such a brilliant writer. We don't even know his grades or his major.)

It's a pattern.

Serr8d said...

Be sure to see your photo's EXIF data I posted (in the links). You used a Blackberry 8130, and no photoshoppery.

Even if Ayers was playing games with you, this exposure means the MSM can't keep ignoring the story. Now they're forced to ask him some questions. Or so we hope.

You've done a good thing, BTW. Better'n I'd have managed I guarantee that.

The Sanity Inspector said...

Congratulations on your 15 minutes, and nothing personal, but I'll want some corroboration of this nugget. Otherwise I'm in the "you're in danger of getting punk'd" camp.

Necromancer said...

Very interesting Anne.By the way there is an entire article with comments on http://hotair.com/.Haven't checked MM's site.

Anonymous said...

You got IRL trolled.

Arlen Williams said...

Good going, Anne. I think you'll be interested in what Jack Cashill had to say about it, too -- before your article was written, this past Sunday. He thought Ayers was likely bubbling over, on the subject.

His segment came after Jim O'Neil on h1n1:


PS: I like your blogroll.

Anne said...

Thanks Arlen.

Anonymous said...

I personally believe you, but you might want to fix the date and time on your camera.
The EXIF data shows the photo of Ayers was taken on October 4th at 6:13 in the evening.

Might as well correct the time so you don't give conspiracy ammo to liberal nuts.

Shakes The Clown said...

It was surprising that he brought it up three times without even being asked. That man is begging for the story to come out.

Patrick said...

I'd be really careful, if I were you.

Democrats have no morals.

Just look at Clinton and Vice Foster.

People who have crossed Obama in the past have ended up dead. It's pubic record.

If I were you, I would go into hiding.

Not trying to scare you or anything. But it's the truth. I mean, this could be some sort huge set up and they're trying to use you as a pawn.

Be careful lady and nice Blog.


dah_sab said...

Pretending for a moment that you aren't an inveterate liar like most people with Obama Derangement Syndrome and that you did actually meet Ayers and he did actually say this to you…have you ever seen the TV show called Punk'd? There's a lesson in that show for you.

Sissy Willis said...

'Found you and your deep, dark and delicious blog via Backyard Conservative on Twitter.

Where's your Instalanche?

Always On Watch said...

I've read BHO's books.

It does seem to me that the writing isn't his own.

Red Fern said...

Congrats on the exposure. Must be your biggest blog post ever. :-)

Unknown said...

Dude (and, yes, I know you're a woman - or at least you look sort of like one - you've been p*wned. I know it's easy to mess with some people's heads, but really! The fact that you couldn't tell that Ayers was being snarky reveals a level of cluelessness that is hard to fathom.

Unknown said...

Oh, and BTW, "Backward" is NOT spelled with a Y...

Unknown said...

What is the Michelle / Benadine connection?

Anonymous said...

As much as I'd like to believe it, I think Ayers was messing with you, and has gotten what he wanted. A fake controversy, another conspiracy theory that he and his ilk can point to, to say - "Hey, listen to what they're saying now! They're crazy!"

Don't get me wrong...it'd be great if it were true. I just don't believe it.

Anonymous said...

"People who have crossed Obama in the past have ended up dead. It's pubic record. "

No, those are the people who have crossed Clarence Thomas, and there is usually a Coke can nearby, which is his calling card. And whoop-de-doo, you ran into Bill Ayers at an airport and he managed to pull your chain and get you to post it to the world. I'm not sure what the point of your story is. That Bill Ayers drinks coffee? That he doesn't smack random people who take his photo in the airport?

Anonymous said...

ROTFL Troll'd

Anonymous said...

All this post really proved is that Bill Ayers is much smarter than you are.

I don't agree with him or his past actions as they have been portrayed in the media, but you must be a total moron to believe such tripe, and actually take the time to post it.

Have republicans really fallen so far? No wonder McCain got blown out by a black guy.

Sweet blahg.

Anonymous said...

If you hadn't felt compelled to call him a liar you might have gotten some more interesting information.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Backdoor Conservative,

I was wavering until you posted an actual photo of your boarding pass. That was all the proof I needed! Really. You had indeed left your barnyard. Congrats.

mnofdichotomy said...

Bill Ayers, Barack Obama, and The Blogging Moron


Auntie Em said...

Don't ya just love "anonymous" comments!

Great job, will check your blog in the future.

Anonymous said...

Psst. He may have been pulling your leg....

Panama Paul said...

One man's patriotism is another man's terrorism!

Anonymous said...

Did you actually criticize someone else's looks? Wow. And are you actually unable to see what he was doing?

My lord, you amaze.

NotClauswitz said...

Nice work!! The explosion of anonymous teeth-gnashing and sputtering by trolls is practically confirmation - apart from Ayers' own ego-maniacal need for affirmation.
Maybe he wants credit for creating the Left's latest incarnation of JFK - JFK with whom Obama likes to compare himself - he didn’t write Profiles in Courage either. He was a great talker but a lousy writer (like Obama, but without the teleprompter).

I've read through Jack Cashill's work and blogged about it - and found it very convincing. A lot more convincing than the wailing and attempts at misdirection by trolls.

Chris said...

Interesting that Ayers can't prove it himself.

He wants to lob a shot over the fence, but doesn't want to unravel the entire admin in the process.

Will the WH hear about this? Yes.

Will the media run with it? Never.

Sounds like he's been waiting for the opportunity, because really.. how many conservative bloggers do you think he runs across in his day to day?

tarnold said...

"Of course he's messing with us."

This is either brilliant satire or hilarious asshattery. Either way, thanks-- I'll have a smile on my face all day today thinking about you and these commenters.

Victor Erimita said...

You published a response by self-styled lefty Cody Kessler. Check her link and she has a pic of herself, a young blond from Daytona Beach, in a pose that is a code for a sexual act. Perfect, eh?

Who knows what drives a punk like Ayers? In his twisted world, there are no "truths," except whatever he utters at the moment. It's all about deception and manipulation for his "higher purpose, which always turns out to be simply the latest effort to work out his inner rage and contempt for everyone else.

Anonymous said...

I believe your story.
I remember Ayers from the 60's---he came to my town to form a cell of the Weathermen (yes, they had a politically incorrect name, now it's just "weather"!)Underground.

It irked this guy to have to be "underground" because he was a frustrated "star". He wanted to be like Jerry Rubin and Abby Hoffman, but he couldn't because he was facing prison time.

Even now I am sure he wishes he could be a "Czar", maybe he's a secret one. But he can't be "aboveground" and I know this eats at him. He's a very aware man, and I'm sure he knows all about the allegations of him being the ghost writer.

eltoroverde said...

Interesting that Cody completely ignores Ayer's criminal past, which is what all of this really comes down to. I'd like to hear what she has to say about that. Although she sounds like your typical Kool-Aid drinker so my guess is that she claims it's all part of the "vast right-wing conspiracy" plotting against Obama because he is (take your pick) black/democrat/liberal/educated/elite/intelligent(?)/...

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

I Killed Jimmy Hoffa. I also ate his liver with some fava beans and a fine Chianti.

Sirkowski said...

...and I wrote the Magna Carta...

Bill Baar said...


Seems like Ayer's jerking Obama's chain.

Watch if Obama meets McChrystal's request for more troops. You'll see Ayers really lash out.

Anonymous said...

Jack Cashill's analysis makes it absolutely certain either Ayers wrote Dreams, or Obama plagarized many aspects of Ayer's other books. There can be no doubt. I found this one especially compelling:


Armadillo said...

This column is a wonderful illustration of how the right-wing echo chamber works.

Conservative ideas are in such eclipse that the fervent ones will grab onto anything, whether it's dissing our country by rooting against Chicago getting the Olympics or taking Ayers' sarcasm seriously.

Liberals need a real serious opposition to keep them sharp. This ain't it.

Bill Baar said...

The more I think about this, and the more I read Progressives for Obama on Afghanistan, I wonder if what we're seeing is Ayer's sending a shot accross Obama's bow: stand down in Afghanistan or I start talking about all I know of you. Progressives have been betrayed enough and Afghanistan is going to be the last straw. Ayers the anti-war activist returns and who knows what he will say. He's gotta know a lot.

Maybe that's what's going on in Bill's head.

Armadillo said...


really guys, there have been computer analyses of books to prove authorship, most recently, when Primary Colors was authored by Joe Klein. Don't you think that if Ayers really authored Dreams from My Father, the same analysis could have been done on Obama's book to show authorship?

Oh, I forgot. In right wing bizarro world, those computer analysts are left wind academics who can't be trusted.

Unknown said...

Why in the world would he just randomly blurt that out? I remain skeptical.

Anonymous said...

if he didn't blurt it out then why doesn't he post here and admit it.

i will bite my tongue on my thoughts of him just so he will post here and say he did it. i promise i won't get irate and post mean comments to him.

i would love to see it though. you should have gotten it on video.

Anonymous said...

What a load of horseshit. Remind me to never value an MBA from UC again if this is the "critical" thinkers they churn out.

So enraptured in your hate you press on with your losing battle no matter the damage to the conservative movement. Keep clinging to the lifeboat full of losers as you all sink to the depths.

Socialism Now! Obama will lead us all out of the wilderness of greedy capitalism to the promised land of socialism. Or is it communism? Or fascism? Or Nazism? You guys get me so confused with your political ignorance.

(bet that will rile up you pinheads. it's so easy, it's almost not even fun.)

Anonymous said...

Kill. A. Conservative. Now.

Anonymous said...

You nutcases are so, so easily toyed with. Ha ha ha ha!

Anonymous said...

Now that Littlegreenfootballs has mentioned this blog (in a nasty way), the snotty comments begin to pour in.

Anonymous said...

The fact that conservatives continue to gnash their teeth over ridiculous conspiracy theories like Bill Ayers is a testament to why conservatism is dying in America. We have serious problems and you guys continue to focus on this garbage. It's pathetic.

Steve Mitton said...

This was the top story of the hour on my talk show, RadioActive


Thanks for your digging....keep it up...(you wanna be a guest on the air?)


Anonymous said...

Hook. Line. Sinker.

You're being played. Hilarious.

NotClauswitz said...

It's something of a win-win for Ayers, he's belled the cat. In football it's like a double-reverse. In rhetoric it's not sarcasm, it's post modernist irony, really
He can pull a Chomsky and say he never said it, or that he didn't mean it - even if he did, AND he finally gets to enjoy the catharsis of taking credit, besides pulling the cat's whiskers. All the evidence is laid out.
It's straight out of the Left's double-secret derring-do Derrida post-modernist playbook where a "Yes" can be a "No."
On Obama's side he can throw him under the bus, again - but the bell is an annoyance - and obviously his ego is threatened either by exposure, or his narcissism is threatened by the very existence of a ghost-writer.

Meanwhile, anonymous trolls rage in lickspittle sputterings, and express their urge to kill. Is that what they call "reasoned discourse?" No wonder Liberals enjoy record low-polling.

Anonymous said...

See what I mean? Never ceases to amaze me how some people can derive feelings of superiority by insulting others.

It's the LGF scene, though.

Good luck, Anne. Take some solace in the knowledge that the nasty comments are being left by people who do nothing at all to feel superior about.

J. E. Burke said...

There's a lot of room for scepticism and it would be nice if this conversation had been recorded so one could judge the tone of Ayers' voice.

But -- and I say this as a Democrat -- it's not to be dismissed altogether. I can see why Ayers might feel, at this point when much of the left is becoming increasingly critical of Obama, sufficently ticked off at his marginalization by Obama and his whole team if, in fact, he had been unusually helpful to the man.

If feeling grumpy in that way, you might have been able to catch an unguarded moment when the guy vented a bit.

The "Michelle asked me to" part of his comments has an esepcially truthful ring to it.

But all in all, does it matter much if Ayers helped him write? There realtionship is well known and documented, but it didn;t affect the election one bit.

Bill Baar said...

...does it matter much if Ayers helped him write?

It does in the context of ramping up in Afghanistan.

Ayers carries a lot of 60's anti-war symbolism. Having Ayers trot back on to the stage this way is no good for Obama.

I made you. Now you turn on me and make a colossal mistake. You bring back the Imperial America I [Bill Ayers] fought my whole life.

Yeah, the guy is going to be sarcastic. He's pulling Obama's chain; not righty-bloggers.

Armadillo said...


Congressional Republicans have lower poll ratings than Congressional Democrats, than Obama, than ANYONE who hasn't been indicted.

Anonymous said...

All the woman did was post about an exchange she had with Ayers in which she called him a liar, and the left wing loons come out in full force with their disgusting, vile comments. Really amazing.

Panskeptic said...

Dream on....

As long as the wingnuts try to bring down Obama, they will remain political compost.

I don't care what college degrees this blogger has, she's full of it.

Carry on, thirteen year old brats!

Tim_W_Burke said...

Ha ha ha. Friggin' morons.


Anonymous said...

"I remember that era, Mr. Ayers. People died because of your actions, including your girlfriend."

You're saying that Ayers' girlfriend died here, but she's still alive.

Backyard Conservative, this blog is loaded with grammatical mishaps like this one. They work to undermine your credibility and your intelligence.


Bill Baar said...

I believe the "girl friend" reference is to Ayer's friend Diana Oughten who perished in the Greenwich village townhouse explosion, and was indeed just a girl at age 28.

cheetosfan1981 said...

I remember hearing that Ayers actually wrote one of Obama's books, and thinking "why would someone believe that?" But that was because there was no evidence, just speculation. Things are different now, as you have not only a photo of Ayers himself but also your own baggage claim stub, which I think is the real smoking gun here. Pictures can be photoshopped (I spent some time analyzing the kerning on the Starbuck's sign and it checks out as far as I'm concerned), and even the EXIF data might be manipulable, but all that is unimportant -- you have a baggage claim stub.

Perhaps now this information can be used to impeach Obama or something.

Anonymous said...

The really great thing about this post is that no one, BUT NO ONE, can say that somebody wrote former Governor Sarah Palin's book for her.

Sarah sat down with her pen and a giant stack of yellow legal pads and cranked out one hell of a bestseller -- in about four weeks.

Even if she did have a ghostwriter, it was the Holy Ghost that helped -- and whoever has a problem with that can take it up with Jesus Himself.

Anonymous said...

LOLZ! You guys is so easy to make fun of. :-)

davemartin7777 said...

I know this person's blog, "Backyard Conservative" it's always been a far Reich-wing, echo chamber blog... and Anne Leary has always been a RABID, extreme Reich-winger.

Anne Leary no doubt trying to get eyeballs to her two-hit blog.

davemartin7777 said...

Anne Leary reminds me of that nutjob Republican woman that carved a "B" backwards into her cheek.

Extreme and crazy.

Bill Ayers said...

Hi. It's me. Bill Ayers.

Yes, I did write Obama's book. For realsies.

So there. What further proof do you stupid liberals need?

davemartin7777 said...

cheetosfan1981 said...

"...but all that is unimportant -- you have a baggage claim stub.

Perhaps now this information can be used to impeach Obama or something."


Yup a baggage claim stub is all the reason the Reich-wing needs to begin impeaching this President... there's that much hate.

davemartin7777 said...

Anonymous said...

"The really great thing about this post is that no one, BUT NO ONE, can say that somebody wrote former Governor Sarah Palin's book for her.

Sarah sat down with her pen and a giant stack of yellow legal pads and cranked out one hell of a bestseller -- in about four weeks.

Even if she did have a ghostwriter, it was the Holy Ghost that helped -- and whoever has a problem with that can take it up with Jesus Himself."



Serr8d said...

Anne, you allow anonymous comments at your own peril. At least 90% of these anonymouse leftards haven't the ballz to leave their ID.

I recommend that you turn on the Blogger option that will have a requirement for an Open ID log-in of some sort. If this blog is on a 'classic' template, you might have to upgrade to the newer one. No biggie; I did it just a couple months ago. Painless, mostly.

Hang in there. This flood of anonymous anklebiting moonbats is here because they are a collective of hateful douchenozzles whose mother's hated them from the minute they were born. Most should've been aborted; who'd have missed them?

Anonymous said...

I just post anonymously because it's easiest -- Serr8d's idiotic comments nothwithstanding.

Bill Ayers said...

Hi, I'm Bill Ayers and the reason I was at the airport is because I like to meet horny Republican Senators in the bathroom stalls.

It's true.

Tropical Fats said...

Has anybody seriously considered whether or not Bill Ayers *is* Obama? I've never seen them in the same place at the same time.

Anonymous said...

What the hell is wrong with your grammar? You're a damned adult and yet you can't manage to form a coherent sentence. I keep on having to go back and read your drivel again, which nearly doubles the amount of wingnuttery that I have to take in.

But then again, nearly all conservatives can barely communicate through written language, instead preferring short grunts and snorts, so I suppose this isn't new.

Anyway, congrats on your creepy stalking you fat piece of white trash. Have a nice day~

Anne said...

OK, moderating comments now before they're published.

Enough of the foul-mouthed inarticulate nastiness. Though I have to say, the liberal women at BlogHer were worse.

Serr8d said...

James Simpson @American Thinker writes that Ayers pulled this same stunt with Will Englund on October 3.

But Ayers is now floundering, possibly losing his job, losing his ill-gotten status and may...dare I say it..."burst", "blow", "asplode".

Wouldn't hurt my feelings if he did.

Matt said...

I think you're a tad bit obsessed over this. Similar to the Left's obsession with Bush doing cocaine and the Right's obsession with Clinton killing people. At a certain point you have to understand the average American doesn't really care. And even if you did herculean leg work it will go into a black hole because how can one prove such a thing?

I think Ayers is playing with you and loving it. And you're playing right into his game. Don't be gullible. Go after Obama for legitimate political issues.

Anonymous said...

My goodness,
Is there a single Obama supporter out there who can respond with intelligence?

Why are you all so angry? Because he's not popular? So what, stand by him, but don't make yourselves look vulgar and dumb while doing it.

Anne said...

Of course Ayers is loving this. No I am not obsessed. What would you have done, given the opportunity to cover this notorious figure?

But unlike those other examples you cite, there is much more evidence on Ayers' crimes. He skates around it in his book Fugitive Days. But perhaps there will come a time when he is too clever and trips himself up. There is no statute of limitations on murder.

Anne said...

As far as this story goes, it goes to the core of Barack Obama's legitimacy as an inspirational figure.

Ayers busts the Obama myth. He made him, he can bring him down.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Anne.

I am an independent [non-affiliated centrist] that had been struggling with the possible ramifications of the wing-nutty, apoplexy spewing from the Right since a black democrat was elected president ... having young kids, I was worried about their future with all this talk of secession and armed revolt [and the recent screed regarding the US military having some moral obligation to stage a coup].

Posts like this, and many others, have begun to make me less chagrined at the way things are going ... the more I have parsed the lunacy out against what I think us in the center hold dear, the more I am comfortable with the probability that the Right in this country is actually imploding; that the center is aghast at what is happening on the Right; and, that there may be an opening for a 3rd, more centrist, party to rise up and actually compete with the incompetent Dems ... keep up the good fight Anne ... the more the fringe on either side moves away from the center the better off we will all be in the end.

Anne said...

Well, I am center right, as is the country, and we are rising up. Peacefully. At the ballot box.

And exposing the Ayers Obama relationship is part of shining some disinfecting sunlight on America.

Monax said...

Ayers wears those dippy earrings just so people will recognize him. Being noticed is what feeds his insatiable ego. I wasn't sure myself when I encountered him in San Diego last Easter. But the earrings gave him away.

Maybe Captain Billy fancies himself a pirate..taking plunder from NGOs and pillaging the schools.

Unknown said...

Ayers cannot help it, just as Obama cannot help it.

Both are liars. Call it disingenuity if that works, but liars lie.

Whatever they say means something else at all times. That is what sets narcissicists and sociopaths apart from the rest.

Subtlety is not sublimity.

Temerity is not patience, either. lol.

History is being written these days. These days will be long remembered by humanity.

The failures of the socialist delusion are peaking.

It has failed the truth test.

Its minions fail to deliver anything coherent or credible.

2010 is nearer than we think.

Washington is holding the fort for common sense to return. It seems like the liberals know this sub-consciously.

Be gentle.

mighty aphrodite said...

Just found this site - - GREAT work!(applaud, applaud!) I "play" in the the John Podesta "Think Progress" litterbox occasionally just to keep up with the delusional Leftists that plague our country.

The wonderful thing about today is that many people have awaken to the dangers of the "domestic enemies" in our midst.

Thanks much!

bvw said...

How does EKJ's beloved and cute three year old daughter feel about the profane content and vile spirit of his post? He affixes HER picture to such profanity --- that's not sane, ain't healthy.

Bob Belvedere said...

Great work! Bravo! I just discovered your site through this story and, man, it's good.

Quoted from and linked to at:

brucestrav said...

These unguarded moments are as close as we get to actual truth in this political universe of spin, controlled messages and astroturf (ie, Alexrod Media group).

And I say that not as a conservative (which I proudly am) but as an American. If Karl Rove told some random person in an airport that he thought Bush knew about WMDs but didn't care, this would be just as valuable as evidence. (of course, if you understand the intelligence community at all you'd know that Bush knew as much as they did which wasn't nearly enough).

Viva Anne! A true citizen-journalist. (Previously known in America as A WITNESS)

salvage said...

You are very smart.

Anne said...

Why thank you:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your work and dedication to seeking the truth, Anne! I'm currently having a bad spell of health but reading your blog gives me a reason to keep going. You obviously have a strong personal foundation rooted in morals and integrity. Keep it going, Anne! Do it for those of us that lack a voice!

Anne said...

What you say is very humbling to me. I will do my best to keep the faith.

God bless you.

Anonymous said...

I'd bet that Ayers is another one that's realizing Obama will use anyone to get where he wants.

Maybe he's starting to have regrets about being an Obama stepping-stone.

Angela said...

American Thinker is ran this today: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/10/a_closer_look_at_obamas_odysse.html
"A Closer Look at Obama's Odyssey" where the author, Jack Cashill teases out the Odyssean themes in "Dreams of My Father" and links them to Ayer's own fascination with the Odyssey, contributing more to the argument that Ayer's, indeed, did write the book.
Good work, by the way! Love that citizen journalism!

Anne said...

Thanks for the heads up and the kind words, Angela!

Armadillo said...

"Jack Cashill teases out the Odyssean themes in "Dreams of My Father" and links them to Ayer's own fascination with the Odyssey, contributing more to the argument that Ayer's, indeed, did write the book."

This is really funny- you guys really believe this stuff! Because two men are fascinated with what is possibly the "Ur work of literature" in western civilization means that one wrote the other's book! Amazing! Next- all people fascinated with the Odessey are card carrying communists, terrorists, etc...

Looking forward to the next superstretch of "logic"

Anne said...

The stretch is ignoring all of this without questioning it.

Armadillo said...

Anne- a computer analysis such as that done by Donald Foster on Joe Klein's PRIMARY COLORS would be evidence. Such an analysis is described on Page 57 of this book, Applications of computer content analysis By Mark D. West. It is is excerpted in google books, here:


I am sure that if such an analysis showed that Ayers wrote the President's book that it would be all over the media (or, to use a right wing mindset, at the very least, all over Fox News). Chances are, some conservative paid for an analysis, didn't find anything, and that's why there is nothing to read about. Except, of course, comparisons with the Odessey. Which you are welcome to believe. You are also welcome to believe in the tooth fairy. This is still a free country.

Armadillo said...

OOPS I meant to say Odyssey, of course!

Anne said...

We'll see.

Obama secrecy is a pattern.

T said...

Anne - GREAT JOB! The negative, filthy, and typical remarks are just S.O.P. rhetoric of ignorant liberals. They are so pathetic when it comes to sweeping out their own closets but let a Republican president sign up for the military and get out legally and it's immediately AWOL because of big Daddy and they made up their own, I mean, they researched the evidence!

Anne, switch on Blogger's editing comments option. Keep the liberal perspective if they can keep the personal insults and their filthy fingers to themselves. They really hate it when liberals get censored.

Anne said...

I have this post on moderation.

Thanks for your supportive remarks!

Yeah, I usually let liberals have their say, within reason (fat chance). It exposes them for what they are:)