March 16, 2009

One more reason to dislike Bill Ayers and his Buddies.

Well, some will say that I need to get off of it, that it is too late. I say no way. Everyone needs to know what we have elected. It may be too late to not elect him, but it is not too late to educate people on what we are dealing with.

For those of you joining this long running discussion late let me hit the high points for you. The following is all taken from public sources:

During the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, a controversy arose regarding Ayers' contacts with then-candidate Barack Obama, a matter that had been public knowledge in Chicago for years. After being raised by the British press the connection was picked up by blogs and newspapers in the United States. The matter was raised in a campaign debate by moderator George Stephanopoulos, and later became an issue for the John McCain presidential campaign. Investigations by The New York Times, CNN, and other news organizations concluded that Obama does not have a close relationship with Ayers. In an op-ed piece after the election, Ayers denied any close association with Obama, and castigated the Republican campaign for its use of guilt by association tactics. In a new edition of his memoirs, Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Anti-War-Activist, he added a new afterword describing their relationship as "neighbors and family friends”. But in an interview with Good Morning America, Ayers said the afterword was "describing there how the blogosphere characterized the relationship."

Bill Ayers wife’s Name is Bernardine Rae Dohrn (née Ohrnstein, born January 12, 1942) is an American former leader of the Anti-Vietnam War radical organization Weather Underground. She is an Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law and the Director of Northwestern's Children and Family Justice Center.

Dohrn became one of the leaders of the Revolutionary Youth Movement (RYM), a radical wing of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS, which was itself really radical), in the late 1960s. The ninth annual national SDS conference was held in Chicago in June 18-22, 1969, and the SDS collapsed in an RYM-led upheaval.

Dohrn led the Weatherman faction in the SDS fight and continued to be a leader afterward.

In July 1969, Dohrn, Eleanor Raskin, Dianne Donghi, Peter Clapp, David Millstone and Diana Oughton, all representing "Weatherman", as Dohrn's faction was now called, traveled to Cuba and met with representatives of the North Vietnamese and Cuban governments.

From 1984 to 1988, Dohrn was employed by the prestigious Chicago law firm Sidley Austin. She was hired by Howard Trienens, the head of the firm at that time, who knew Thomas G. Ayers, the father of Dohrn's husband. "We often hire friends," Trienens told a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. However, Dohrn had not been admitted to the New York or Illinois bar. She passed the New York bar exam but had not submitted an application to the New York Supreme Court's Committee on Character and Fitness. She also passed the Illinois bar, but was turned down by the Illinois ethics committee because of her criminal record. Trienen said of the Illinois rejection, "Dohrn didn't get a [law] license because she's stubborn. She wouldn't say she's sorry."

Now at this point I want to cut to Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama obtained her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Harvard Law School in 1988. While at Harvard, she participated in political demonstrations advocating the hiring of professors who are members of minorities. Following law school, she was an associate at the Chicago office of the law firm Sidley Austin, where she first met her husband. At the firm, she worked on marketing and intellectual property.

So who are these Sidley Austin folks? Well they are a very old very enormous Law firm. 9th largest in the world, 5th largest by profits. Barack Obama met Michele there when he was working there as a summer intern.

So in a very close and probably overlapping period of time you have Michelle Obama (Robinson), Bernadine Dohrn, and Barack Obama all working there.

It has been said that Michelle Obama met Bernadine Dohrn there and it was Michele who introduced Barack to William (Bill) Ayers. The Obama’s and the Ayers’ eventually moved to the same neighborhood and it has been reported that Obama officially began his political career in Ayers’ home.

Now here is the piece of information that I really wanted to share with you, I just had to put in all this back-story.

When Bernadine Dohrn was running the Weathermen or her cell of the Weather Underground, her symbol (like a gang hand sign) was basically how you would hold your fingers in the number three. It sort of looked like the letter W, but it also had a greater significance:

Ayers and Dohrn were there at the founding of the Weather Underground. At a 1969 “War Council” that helped launch the organization, Dohrn raised three fingers in a “fork salute” to Charles Manson, whom she proposed as a revolutionary inspiration. She went on to joke about Manson’s victims and dubbed them the “Tate Eight” after Sharon Tate, the pregnant actress whom members of the Manson tribe stabbed in the womb with a fork. “Dig it,” said Dohrn at the time. “First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach! Wild!”

Dohrn and her followers thought that what Charles Manson’s girls did when they killed Sharon Tate was really cool, The Manson girls killed the pregnant Tate and stabbed a fork in her stomach. The three fingered sign is a sign that represents the fork that the Manson Girls stuck in the “pig” Sharon Tate’s pregnant belly.

This is the type of people our current President associates with.

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