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Bill Ayers rationalizes
Posted by: McQ on Monday, November 10, 2008

Bill Ayers has finally had his say. I'll leave it you to read (and heave) the whole thing if you have the stomach for it.

Irony, is obviously not a strong suit with Ayers:
In a robust and sophisticated democracy, political leaders – and all of us – ought to seek ways to talk with many people who hold dissenting, or even radical, ideas. Lacking that simple and yet essential capacity to question authority, we might still be burning witches and enslaving our fellow human beings today.
Or blowing up government buildings and killing policemen.
For the past few years, I have gone about my business, hanging out with my kids and, now, my grandchildren, taking care of our elders (they moved in as the kids moved out), going to work, teaching and writing.
Sergeant Brian McDonnell, Officer Waverly Brown and Sergeant Edward O’Grady never got to enjoy their grandchildren did they Bill?

Freakin' punk. Go whine to someone else.

[HT: Larry M]
 
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Boy, it’s a good thing we didn’t elect that motherf*cker.

That guy’s a real dick.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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To steal a page from Palin (no, the other one), "Let’s not bicker or argue about ’who killed who’. This is supposed to be a happy occassion!"
 
Written By: Titus Quinn
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Yeah, I was taken aback and lost some respect for a friend at work who told me he thought that calling Ayers a terrorist was unjustified since he was now a part of mainstream Chicago.

I was so angry I had to just walk away or else I would’ve made a scene.
 
Written By: JWG
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Boy, it’s a good thing we didn’t elect that motherf*cker.
But hey, we got his best friend in, so no harm no foul.
That guy’s a real dick
.

absolutely
In a robust and sophisticated democracy, political leaders - and all of us - ought to seek ways to talk with many people who hold dissenting, or even radical, ideas.
But I would think that killing them is a sort of strong dissent, n’est-ce pas?
 
Written By: capt joe
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"hanging out with my kids and, now, my grandchildren"

No, he should be just hanging with his kids and his grandkids.

I don’t blame the kids and grandkids, but if the courts had done their jobs 40 years ago, Ayers wouldn’t have any kids and grandkids to speak of.

And that would make this planet a whole nicer place to be on.
 
Written By: James Marsden
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Yeah, nice rationalization there, Bill. Radical ideas make you a radical, putting you on the fringe of politics. Bombing public buildings, however, makes you a terrorist, not a radical.

Though, using the BS cover of "reforming education" to funnel millions of dollars in the Chicago Annenburg Challenge to organizations bent on indoctrinating students in the name of the "revolution" doesn’t make you either a radial or a terrorist, but a fraud. No matter how you slice it, Bill Ayers is garbage.
 
Written By: deadrody
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Which Republican will take one for the team and start becoming friends with Eric Rudolph? Maybe bring him some pies to his prison cell and have bible study together.

You know, just to see which Democrats are hypocrites, and which will stand up to defend the Republican who decides to pal around with terrorists.

Pogue? You would be okay with that, right, since Eric Rudolph wouldn’t actually be the one getting elected.

My dem friend said that since Ayers didn’t actually set any of the bombs, its alright, too. After reading up a bit, seems like Ayers at least built bombs. I guess thats cool though.
 
Written By: Harun
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Pogue? You would be okay with that, right, since Eric Rudolph wouldn’t actually be the one getting elected.
Sure Pogue’s ok with this. After all, Ayers just killed republicans, not real people.
 
Written By: capt joe
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I just called the guy a motherf*cker and a dick.

What’s wrong with you people?
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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After reading up a bit, seems like Ayers at least built bombs. I guess thats cool though.
You know who was really bad at that? His girlfriend at the time.

Or maybe she was just really, really good, since she blew herself up while doing it. So good she could reduce herself to parts...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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So, Pogue, again, you would not hold it against a Republican candidate who hung out with Eric Rudolph? You would not find that a mark against his character and maybe not vote for them?

Sure, Eric Rudolph is a dick, but who cares if McCain is friends with him.
 
Written By: Harun
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Nice sleight of hand. No apparent evidence of Weather Underground involvement in the first death — they generally claimed their actions; they didn’t, and were never charged — and the other two killings occurring after Weather Underground no longer existed, having broken up precisely because Ayers and Dohrn declined to go along with the proposals of what eventually became the May 19th Communist Orgnization, the organization which later (after Ayers and Dohrn had turned themselves in to the police) carried out the Brinks robbery.

Sort of like holding George W. Bush responsible for the Atlanta Olympics bombing because, after all, Eric Rudolph was once a Republican.
 
Written By: Thomas L. Knapp
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Always an apologist in the crowd.

"Guilty as charged, free as a bird, what a great country"-Bill Ayers when charges were dismissed.
 
Written By: McQ
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I just called the guy a motherf*cker and a dick.
Did you? really? No, you mocked McQ’s post
 
Written By: capt joe
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For the past few years, I have gone about my business, hanging out with my kids and, now, my grandchildren, taking care of our elders (they moved in as the kids moved out), going to work, teaching and writing.
I think Gilbert and Sullivan put it best:

When a felon’s not engaged in his employment
Or maturing his felonious little plans
His capacity for innocent enjoyment
Is just as great as any honest man’s.
...
When the enterprising burglar’s not a-burgling,
When the cutthroat isn’t occupied in crime,
He loves to hear the little brook a-gurgling
And listen to the merry village chime.
When the coster’s finished jumping on his mother
He loves to lie a-basking in the sun.


Please, don’t anyone be fooled by the fact that this (spit)man(spit) enjoys his life.
 
Written By: Wacky Hermit
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Pogue says of Ayers, "I’m glad we didn’t elect that guy."

But in a symbolic way, we did.
 
Written By: Bilwick
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So, Pogue, again, you would not hold it against a Republican candidate who hung out with Eric Rudolph? You would not find that a mark against his character and maybe not vote for them?
Maybe I would. It would depend on the person in question and whether or not there was any evidence that this person agreed with or was sympathetic to Rudolph’s beliefs or actions.
Ayers was a mark against Obama, but as I told you guys back in the spring, it wasn’t significant enough to really matter. As there was no evidence, no written of spoken word, no actions or policy, that suggested that Obama approved of Ayers past associations with domestic terrorists.
A simple guilt-by-association was not enough for those who didn’t already have a dislike for Obama to deny him the presidency. As we have clearly seen.
Pogue says of Ayers, "I’m glad we didn’t elect that guy."

But in a symbolic way, we did.


I disagree. We, and by we I mean the majority of Americans, don’t see it that way. There is no symbolic election of Bill Ayers with the majority of we.
Nearly seven in 10 adults, or 68%, said they have a favorable opinion of President-elect Barack Obama. Almost that many — 65% — said they think the country will be better off four years from now.

 
Written By: PogueMahone
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Pogue quotes:

"Nearly seven in 10 adults, or 68%, said they have a favorable opinion of President-elect Barack Obama. Almost that many — 65% — said they think the country will be better off four years from now."


Somewhere the ghosts of Albert Jay Nock and H. L. Mencken are chuckling and saying, "We told you so."
 
Written By: Bilwick
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Somewhere the ghosts of Albert Jay Nock and H. L. Mencken are chuckling and saying, "We told you so."
I have to agree with Pogue on this one. He pointed out that Obama’s association with Ayres did not affect most people’s judgement. The "Obama was 8 years old when Ayres was bombing" rationalization held water with most people. Bringing up Ayres when most people were concentrating on issues regarding the economy made it seem nothing more than a distraction. To the Right it was just one more "Why can’t they see" moment and to the Left and most of the rest of the country it was "YAWN". I say this not because it is what I believe but what I see in the eyes of people all around me. I believe the depth of Ayres’ association with Obama still remains unreported and misunderstood to this day.

(Note: Sometimes a statement of fact can be misread as sarcasm, Pogue.)
 
Written By: SShiell
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So why isn’t Bill Ayers in prison? or why wasn’t he executed? How is it that this "terrorist" lives and works in mainstream society? Something doesn’t add up. Perhaps this is another case of selective labling of terrorism... Weather Underground bad, CIA good; but that’s really just a matter of perception...
 
Written By: TheDude
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Um, yeah, must be perception (CIA? What would they have to do with any of that?)

Ayers admits what he’s done, for heaven sake. It’s not like its a big secret or that he claims they didn’t do what they’re credited with doing.

So you tell me - why is he considered just a ’normal guy’ by some who believe everyone (well except, perhaps, the families of the three cops that were killed and the judge whose house he bombed, etc) should now just forgive and benignly smile at the cretin now?
 
Written By: McQ
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The CIA being the world’s largest state sponsored terrorist organization.
 
Written By: TheDude
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Oh. Yeah. I forgot.
 
Written By: McQ
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