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August 27, 2008

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RichatUF

JM Hanes-

See if this comment goes through.

Re: Michelle and Dohrn. They worked together at Sidley Austin in the late 1980's before Obama interned there.

Also I wish someone could snope around Columbia because I've got a hunch that is where Barack first met the Ayers family.

Gabriel Sutherland
I wish someone could dedicate some resources to snoping around Columbia because I've got a hunch that is where Obama and Ayers met.
What about Pam Gellar at Atlas Shrugged? She's geographically stationed near Columbia. I'm sure she has a regular trove of local readers as well.
clarice

Chesa Boudin's mom is Cathy Boudin. Her father was Leonard Boudin a prominent leftist. Her long-suffering mother was the beloved sister of I.F. Stone's lovely (Republican) wife Esther.Cathy's brother is a conservative lawyer who Ronald Reagan appointed to the US Ct of Appeals for the Dist of Columbia Circuit.

JM Hanes

MayBee: It's really got that Obama look, doesn't it? And the woman already looks like Hillary! In fact, the other guy even looks a little like Ayers, no? It may be Above My (photoshop) Pay Grade, but it's got some real potential.

JM Hanes

Rich:

I soooo agree. Establishing a connection which goes all the way back to Columbia could ultimately sink the ship. It would certainly cement the ticket, so to speak: You've got two candidates who invent their own biographies, and one of them is actively covering up his past.

RichatUF

Gabriel-

What about Pam Gellar at Atlas Shrugged?

Hey that's a good idea. I'll send her an email.

Sue

JM,

What about using pictures of the protesters in Denver?

JM Hanes

I somehow thought that there was a Dohrn connection at the hospital too, but I could have cut that from whole cloth.

Gabriel Sutherland

If there is a connection to the UofC Hospital it is probably through work at Sidley Austin.

Rocco

I'd put the 7-eleven logo in there somewhere

Here are the pictures of Ayers door and wall

Sue

Major Garrett, Fox News Strategy Room, is saying there will be a full delegate count.

Sue

Well, shoot. Hot Air is saying there won't be a floor vote. It will take place at the hotels before the delegates arrive at the convention. Who is right? I sure hope there is a fuss over this.

centralcal

Congrats Hit and JMH at the Insta-recognition!

MayBee

I somehow thought that there was a Dohrn connection at the hospital too, but I could have cut that from whole cloth.

I think Stanley Kurtz has said something about Michelle at her University job (the job preceding the one at the hospital), getting volunteers for an Ayers-associated group.

centralcal

Sue: The state delegates will all vote at their hotels. Then the roll call vote will be held on the floor, where the leader of each state delegation will anounce their vote.

This per Politico.

glenda waggoner

Wonder what saint Al Gore will say when he intros the "One"? This will be great theater, you have to admit. But, I am with
Clarice, let's hope for a squall about 9pm--
Axelrod is saying on MSNBC/obama that the
new polls showing McCain rising are B.S.-that their internals show everything on track for win. Now, this is as uber stupid
as thinking Ayers is unimportant.

By the way, did everyone get sick here last night when the camera keyed on Bill mouthing
"I'll love you forever" to Hill? Talk about great theater!

Gabriel Sutherland

Weekly Standard is blogging about another instance where an Obama press lackey is conducting a staged interview on the floor of the convention.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2008/08/bullying_on_the_floor_1.asp

Does anyone remember that video report from the London Guardian that was produced by an American reporter covering the NH primary. She was video reporting from the Obama volunteer call center talking to some volunteers. The Obama team dispatches minders to EVERY interview with a Team Obama volunteer.

I think the guy that appears in the CNN video linked by Weekly Standard is the same guy that appears in the London Guardin video report.

And this why is why you save your bookmarks people. BLAH!

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Jane, this one's for you:

According to this American Spectator article, Team Barry has told Speaker Pelosi to shut up:

The Obama campaign has asked Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to shut her mouth, but in as nice a way as they possibly can. That isn’t to say they aren’t mad about her recent activities.

“It’s like ‘Thanks, madam speaker, you’ve done quite enough. Please move along,’” says one Obama adviser. “She got us stuck on three different issues that we wanted no part of. She’s no master strategist, no matter what she may believe. You may see more of her, but if her mouth is open, what comes out won’t be anything that our campaign wants anything to do with.”

According to several House Democrat leadership staffers, Pelosi grew increasingly angry several months ago that she was not being given a strategic role in directing the Democrat convention or being actively sought out by the Obama campaign for advice. “She made a point that she was queen of the far left, which was the group that really helped Obama get to where he was,” says Democrat leadership staffer, adding, “She didn’t call herself a queen, but you get the point, and so did the Obama people.”

Rick Ballard

"Bill mouthing "I'll love you forever" to Hill?"

Glenda,

Watch it a little more closely - isn't it "I've loathed you forever."?

bgates

Parthenon is a temple dedicated to the "Virgin" goddess.
Oh. That's why Bill isn't going.

Gabriel Sutherland

Nice. I found the Guardian video.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/video/2008/jan/08/obama

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Here is a heads up on Kurtz:

Via Malkin:

Kurtz is in Chicago to review the documents and will report tonight on his findings for two hours on Chicago station WGN’s Milt Rosenberg Show.

Chicago Machine Investigations

Nothing to see here, please move along...

No 'smoking gun' in Obama relationship

Sue

They said reporters would be arrested if George Bush was elected. And they were http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Conventions/story?id=5668622&page=1>right

glenda waggoner

Rick--you are probably right about the loathing. He still acts for the camera, but
I won't watch him tonight-it's my b-day and I want the evening to be pleasant.

He is the most yellow-toothed worm in the room/ Can you imagine how he feels about Carter getting more respect from Obambi's
people? Lord forgive-but that anti-semite (Jimma)needs to move to Syria or Venezuela where he is more at home.

clarice

I'm holding off writing my piece until I can hear the WGN interview. If anyone else is listening and taking notes, pls post them here in case i miss something. Thanks.

GMax

Wait a damn minute. Obama spent two months flogging the quote of McCain and staying in Iraq for 100 years. Hell when the audience is sufficiently progressive, he still rolls it out today. Even though it was clear that McCain said immediately he meant as presence like Germany Italy and Korea, not fighting for 100 years.

So based on that, I see the word "tiny" in the quote Jack Tapper has up. Good enough for me.

When Obama admits the distortion on the 100 years thing, I will be willing to discuss if this is fair or not fair. But both sides must be allowed to fight under the same rules.

GMax

OOPS wrong thread I will post there.

bad

For just a moment when I saw an ad about Obama called "tiny" I hoped it was phallically based.

bad

OOPS Hoped it was NOT phallically based

bad

The coverage may be a little pathetic but at least something is being said about Obama/Ayers:

Obama campaign lawyer Robert F. Bauer replied: "If someone rides up to a convenience store with a sawed-off shotgun and a prior record, I'm not intimidating anybody by calling the cops.

What's with this violent streak Obama and his staffers have going on? Gangsta wannabees?

MayBee

This is interesting, from ABC news:

Fred Baron, a wealthy Texas trial lawyer and former finance chairman for Edwards' presidential campaign, was seen Tuesday at a private luncheon for top party donors and key senators.

Baron, a longtime major contributor to Democratic candidates, would not answer questions from ABC News and walked away when he saw cameras.

Out:Edwards
In: The guy willing to pay off the mistress. He's more valuable to the DNC

bad

Obama/Ayers LUN

bad

Maybee you are great at right getting to the meat of the matter

Rick Ballard

Bad,

I think we have to wait for Bob Herbert's analysis of the symbolism inherent in Obama's appearance, centered in a semi-circle of massive white columns. He seems to have an intense interest in that sort of thing.

clarice

Why is this different than Kerry's reaction? He couldn't answer the Swift Boat ads, so he threatened the stations that carried the ads and attacked those who donated to run them.

Soylent Red

For just a moment when I saw an ad about Obama called "tiny" I hoped it was phallically based.

Naw bad. That one is entitled "Gifted".

It's twue, it's twue.

Soylent Red

BTW...

Glenn Beck has picked up the CAC story and is going to bash on it on his television show. I think he's on CNN.

At any rate he spent a pretty long segment on it on the radio today.

MayBee

bad :-)

from bad's link:

Kerry, convinced that few would believe that a decorated Vietnam combat veteran would fabricate his war record, chose to ignore the group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

We could play a Highlights Magazine-type game with this sentence.
In how many ways can it be mocked:

I'll start. Kerry obviously thought hundreds of decorated Vietnam vets fabricated their war records by pretending they weren't ear-cutting rapists.

clarice

Krauthammer on the Greek temple theme:
"The Berlin folly -- in English.

The Superbowl Halftime Show -- without the game.

What's the finish? Maybe Obama’s got Zhang Yimou to do the hidden-rope trick, and have him lifted, Beijing-style, to the heavens when he’s done. Will he reappear three days later at the Bird’s Nest? "

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Clarice: What's the finish?

Check this out:

Obama to Depart Speech on Faux Air Force One? Can’t Possibly Be True. Can’t Possibly Be That Stupid!

clarice

Good grief!

ZF

I think that Obama may well have dropped the Annenberg chairmanship from his resume because he finds it acutely embarrassing.

The organization's own records contain, for instance, the assessment that $150 million was spent to generate change in educational performance and achieved precisely zip.

This doesn't mean much to people already dismissive of Obama's whole 'community activist' schtick, we expect no different, but in his world this shatters illusions on a grand scale, and makes him look like an inexperienced, ineffective idiot (either for presiding over these results or for leaving the evidence lying around, according to your level of 'sophistication').

Sara (Pal2Pal)

American Issues Project has responded to a 2nd letter to DOJ by the Obama Campaign over the Ayers ad. It is quite long, so here is a link:

AIP 2nd response to DOJ

Extraneus

I'm thinking this whole Greek temple thing is some sort of ruse. They know how effectively they were mocked after the German thing. No way they don't see it coming this time.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

The Barackopolis is what the McCain Campaign has christened the set.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Planet Moron cracks me up:

Q: Did you see the part where Bill Clinton mouthed the words “I love you” when Hillary was about to start her speech? That was kind of sweet.

A: Yes it was. It would have been sweeter if he’d been looking at Hillary, though.

Jim Rhoads aka vnjagvet

Cleta the lawyer writes a very good letter, Sara.

I especially liked her touch of listing the left leaning contributors to left leaning organizations similar to right leaning AIP.

bad

For those who may have missed it on Youtube:

Ayers and Obama. via Jim Geraghty

Linked Under Name

Rick Ballard

Jim,

I think that was the "strong letter" which was promised as a followup to a short exclamation by Harold Simmonds. McCain's appointment of a replacement for one of the five squishes would make me hope that this would reach the Supremes in about three years.

hit and run

H A P P Y   B I R T H D A Y   G L E N D A ! ! !

hit and run

Clarice (quoting Krauthammer):
"The Berlin folly -- in English.

The Superbowl Halftime Show -- without the game.

At least at the super bowl the wardrobe malfunction last all of a half second.

When Obama speaks at Invesco, how long will be exposed to the boob?

centralcal

Sara, I just read (NRO?) that the Air Force One was already scheduled for another event that will follow the convention and it's arrival just happened to coincide with Obama's sermon on the mount.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

I saw that Centracal, but it isn't nearly as much fun. It is just too much to have that parked right outside Invesco, no matter why.

JM Hanes

So, the Dems have a nominee.

Jim Rhoads aka vnjagvet

It was strong, Rick. I think it is unlikely that either the Obama goons or the DOJ will pursue this beyond the letter writing stage.

Rick Ballard

Jim,

I agree. The letter of complaint was a sop to the fools who screamed that Kerry should have "fought back" harder. Fighting the truth is pretty tough, whether you're Kerry or Obama.

I do consider it a kind gesture by the Obama campaign to call so much attention to the ad so early in the season. That kind of publicity costs millions if you have to pay for it.

Jim Rhoads aka vnjagvet

And it opens up the obvious question -- what are they trying to hide?

If Kurtz and the little blogelves who will multiply his work come up with something good, Clarice will boil it down to where an even better AIP ad may be made.

Then the MSM will have to cover the issue.

GMax

Well two Texas millionaires or billionaires in the this thread.

Interesting.

First Fred Baron the DNC darling and sugar daddy for Edwards concubine, is a former partner in the law firm of Baron & Budd. He is in major litigation with them now, I think it has to do with a noncompete agreement. This firm is right up Edwards alley, meaning tv advertising ambulance chasing personal injury lawyers. The kind that rank below journalists and union bosses on Americans most admired lists.

Harold Simmons. Harold can be a bit of a recluse, but no one should misconstrue that for a shrinking violet. If Obama wants a bare knuckles fight, no one would be a better choice in my opinion that Simmons. He plays to win and win all the marbles. He will take great delight in beating Obama like a snare drum.

Sue

An ABC producer was arrested today for filming big party donors entering and leaving a secret meeting. One of them was Fred Baron. Today, the delegates voted in their hotels before the actual roll call. The first time, as far as I can tell, that has ever happened. And democrats scream at the top of their lungs about Bush and republicans being Nazis? I am so bummed right now. I wanted Hillary to fight, fight, fight. I think her reputation has been a hoax. In fact, I think her and Bill merely got lucky, instead of being political geniuses.

Pagar

Sue, I think what they mean is it was all Bush's fault.

"ABC Reporter Arrested in Denver Taking Pictures of Senators, Big Donors."

Could it be that if America knew who the Big Donors were, Obama would lose votes?

IMO, we are witnessing the death of a once great American Political party.

bad

Bill merely got lucky

ha ha ha ha ha

centralcal

Totally off topic, but our own convention is coming soon. Over at Townhall they mention that Huckabee went on Rush today to once again slyly carp about Romney.

"For Huckabee to continue to carry a grudge against Romney because Romney criticized him in the primaries (as Rush pointed out, that's what competitors do in primaries) is unfortunate and destructive -- and, if nothing else, highlights why he would be a profoundly unsuitable choice for any high office."

If McCain does select Romney, you can bet Hucka-doodoo will be the liberal media's darling.

Jane

I still can't stand Huckabee.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Jane did you see the note to you from me above re: Pelosi?

Huck is a buffoon.

BobS

Will Huck become the new Chuck Hagel? He's on MSNBC alot for goodness sakes. We republicans revere Reagan who pressed us to hold fire against other republicans. We're goind to have to call him on it the next time he invokes his name.

kim

I think it's time for a little optimism; there's a chance for twelve years of Romney.
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bad

WGN offered the Obama campaign the oppotunity for equal time on WGN 720 with Kurtz but they refused. They did generate some angry phone calls protesting the show, however.

clarice

bad-Kurtz reminded of a Univ Of Chic seminair on juvenile justice that Michelle ran where Ayres was a speaker.

bad

M Obama presented a panel discussion on Juvenile crime where Ayers was a panelist. Kurtz says Obama and Ayers shared the same philosophy on juvenile crime just as they shared the same philosophy on education.

Kurtz believes the donor of CAC materials tried to get them back.

bad

AP and NYT were present in the library the last few days.

bad

Kurtz was called a racist and crackpot by email and phone calls to WGN in attempts to keep him off the air.

clarice

May have been more but for ceretain went thru $110 million.

bad

1995 Obama made chair of CAC. Reason to believe, not absolute fact yet, that Ayers brought in Obama to be chairman of the board of CAC.

Ayers and Ann Hallett were considered to be ex officio members of the board and Ayers attended many of the board meetings.

Ayers was co-chair of another wing of CAC called "The Collaberative."

bad

You were wise to stick to that figure, Clarice. No marinalization because of one money figure.

bad

**marginalization**

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Since Kurtz has been buried in the library, I wonder if he knows that Obama listed CAC on his early resume and then dropped it?

Jane

Saw it Sara - thanks!

clarice

Grants wewre made on ideological basis--yes for Ayres Peace School (conflict of interest, too) not for groups like the Algebra Project whose sole aim was to improve student achievement. Therefore, no surprise that both evaluations found that the CAC achieved NOTHING.

clarice

bad, I always try to be conservative with facts--using only what i have rather solid back up for.

clarice

Firestorm was engendered by Obama campaign.Encouraged callers and gave them talking pts and told them to call and report back how they were treated.

bad

Grant was approved for South Shore African Village Collaborative to help African Americans celebrate Juneteenth described as "Negro Texans celebrated Juneteenth rather than 4th of July."

Ethnic and ideologic grants tended to be approved rather than English as a second language.

bad

Gamaliel Foundation has a book full of language and theology and ideology very much like Jeremiah Wright's.

clarice

Rosenberg getting roaylly pissed at the Obama campaign--now they're claiming it was wrong to have this tonight because they are too busy with the convention. Rosenberg says they are 1/4 mile away and not too busy to set off firestorm..Kurtz there because he's at the library and he's there now because the library held up turning over the stuff until now.

bad

The book is called "Doing Justice" by Dennis Jacobson

clarice

JacobsEn I think--

bad

Recurring theme is economic redistribution as means of achieving equality.

bad

Thanks, I plan to read it.

clarice

No--that is the recurring theme of O's state senatorial career.
The recurring theme of the book is that the US is a sinful Bablyon and that authentic Christians need to go into a state of "perpetual exile" in this country.

clarice

The head of the Gemalial foundation who approved this book was O's mentor and O organized for Gemalial.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

They are talking Brownback for Veep over at NRO The Corner. That would p!ss me off.

bad

Steve Diamond who writes at Global Labor says he is from the left politically, from the labor movement.

clarice

But he and Kurtz see pretty much eye to eye on what happened at CAC..Steve added details about CAC's fight with Daley who was trying to recentralize control over the schools.

clarice

Politico and the Chicago Tribune blog are documenting the scare tactics the O brownshirts are using to keep Kurtz off the air.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

documenting or celebrating?

bad

All of the callers are stressing "equal air time." They are all Obama supporters with the exception of Steve Diamond.

SWarren

Diamond said Axelrod's parents communists. Rosenberg said I don't know about that. Diamond said it's documented, Rosenberg said he's red diaper baby? Diamond said yes, and Klonski too.

Sue

Clarice,

The former Commerce Secretary from Chicago was just on with Greta. She asked him about the Obama/Ayers connection. I didn't catch everything he said, but he did say that folks in Chicago are proud of what CAC was able to get done. I wonder if that is true why Obama is running so hard and fast from CAC and Ayers?

clarice

Well, both the Annenberg Challenge and an independent outfit reviewed the CAC and determined it was poorly designed and accomplished absolutely nothing so the former Commerce Secretary is talking out of his ass.

bad

And they paid enormous sums for those evaluations according to the CAC tax returns.

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