Skip to comments.Want to know How Obama met Vera Baker?
Posted on 10/17/2008 11:37:46 AM PDT by sunmars
There’s something incredibly interesting in the Mills College yearbook from 1996 or 1997
Anyone in California who can head over to the library at Mills College will find something very interesting in the Mills College yearbook from 1996 or 1997.
All this talk of plumbers lately made us think about butchers, BAKERS and candlestick makers too.
Who was the other guy, or gal, in that tub?
Wonder if there are photos of any bakers in those Mills College yearbooks.
In Martinique, they’ve got a baker or two, from what we hear. No pictures though.
THOSE are all in California. San Francisco area. At this address:
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Now for the Killer part string us in the face.
Rick Ayers received his Masters in Education at Mills College (1997)
Was Rick Ayers, Vera Bakers girlfriend at Mills?
Who is Rick Ayers?
Maybe this is a dumb question, but who is Rick Ayers?
I think he is William Ayers brother.
I think it’s Bill Ayers’ brother
I thought Vera Baker worked for or with Joe Biden in a campaign, and that’s how Biden got on the ticket. It’s not who you know — but WHAT you know. Or maybe WHO AND WHAT you know.
Don’t cha know!
Uh, I thought Mills was an all-female school? Is/was Rick really Rikki or something? I’m lost.
Thanks. Mills used to be an all-girls school, but it changed a number of years ago. It’s still relatively small, though, so it’s quite possible that they knew each other.
Something odd about a guy getting a Ph.D. at 60 and a M.Ed. at 49...
Thats where he taught but
Rick Ayers is in advanced studies in the Language, Literacy, and Culture program of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education. He received his Masters in Education Mills College (1997) and has taught at Berkeley High School since 1995. He was cofounder of the Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) small school in 1997 and was lead teacher until 2006. He is co-editor of the series Between Teacher and Text (Teachers College Press) and of the book Zero Tolerance: Resisting the drive for punishment, A handbook for parents, students, educators and citizens (2001, New Press). He is co-author (with Amy Crawford) of Great Books for High School Kids: A Teacher’s Guide to Books That Can Change Teens’ Lives (2004, Beacon Press), author of Studs Terkel’s Working, a Teaching Guide (2000, New Press) and co-creator (with students) of the Berkeley High Slang Dictionary (self published 2000, North Atlantic Book published, 2003.) He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even for a newbie, you should have some idea of how to post here, or are you looking for a ZOT?
You have no idea who Vera Baker.
Obama’s finance chief who disappeareed to Martinique, the one he’s supposed to be having the affair with.
Now, who is Vera Baker? I'm lost on that connection.
Someone in the NO. CAL region needs to get other there an follow up on this. My guess is that it will not last long. I am currently looking at used booksites for the yearbooks.
for the love of God.
Vera Baker was Obama’s finance chief, the woman who disappeared to Martinique, the one Obama is supposed to be having the affair with and Michelle banished her.
Are you getting it yet.
DEFINITELY William Ayers bro, including heavy SDS Weatherman involvement!!!!!
Agreed. This is a little too coy. Vera Baker is supposed to be Obama's girlfriend.
It's possible that Baker knew Rick Ayers (the brother of the bomber) and met Obama through him.
But, consider: almost nobody remembers Obama at Columbia. Mills College is a smaller school, but it's not at all certain that an undergrad at an all-female college, would actually know a fifty-something male graduate student (and wouldn't be grossed out at the thought of socializing with him).
If anybody wants to follow up on this, find out what department Vera was studying in and where she went to high school (Rick Ayers was teaching at Berkeley High).
He was in "Hollow Man"...with Kevin Bacon.
Theres a very big circle coming together here, wanna bet that Rick Ayers met Vera Baker at Mills introduces her to Bill Ayers who introduces her to Obama, then the alledged affair begins.
Apparently i’ve been researching and from what i gather that this whole thing is apparently what was rumoured that Hillary over Obama and Obama sold Edwards to NE for them to keep quiet over his affair. I never understood why the Edwards affair crashed when it did, now it makes sense.
That's what I thought too. What was he doing before that? I know he was against the Vietnam War. I found an article posted on the Huffington Post written by him. But his earlier life, prior to what is covered in the bio on the Huffington Post is missing. I did find this: "Rick grew up in Chicago and is married to Ilene Abrams (Berkeley High School College Advisor) and has three children, Aisha, Sonia, and Max, and a grandchild, Eliel."
What rock have you been hiding under? (Why do people always pick on newbies? Is it an ego thing?)
Why does this always seems to come back to Ayers, have you noticed, it seems like everyone Obama knows stems through Bill Ayers and I mean EVERYONE.
Allegedly Obama's mistress who Michelle had shipped off to Martinique. Do a Google search on her. You'll find several links to the story.
I once knew a Vera from Valdez. Liked her gin a little too much... IMO.
Brother of Bill
and also a former member of Weather Underground
This section form article link below.
Note connection to Chicago...
“He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, his father a businessman, his mother a stay-at-home mom. In high school, Ayers was part of a self-described nerdy, artsy group, and though a precocious student, he felt stifled by his surroundings.
I was in honky heaven, and we were just dying, he said. Every time we could, we went out to Chicago and would hang out at blues clubs and go to museums................
“Ayers is used to rustling feathers. As an undergraduate at the University of Michiganwhere he dated the late comedian Gilda Radnerhe was drafted into the army and immediately took to organizing anti-war sentiment. When his company was deployed to Vietnam, he went AWOL, subsequently joining up with the Weather Underground, a radical anti-war group responsible for dynamiting public buildings like draft boards, prison offices and, most notably, the Pentagon. (Ayers declines to comment what activities he was involved inif any.)”
Whoa. Good find.
You all realize, don’t you, that this is the brother who “couldn’t go through with” the rape that his loving brother generously set up for him?
And here is the thing, with all roads leading to Ayers: Does Obama truly think if he’s elected that he is free of them? They probably know everything about how Obama got where he got, and they are going to call in the chickens and they will come home to “roost.” I am afraid Obama is pwned by the wrong people and they will be “helping” him govern.
I became perplexed by the post's opacity before checking the poster's credentials. I brought up the newbie thing because many newbies posts things which are opague, confusing or just wrong and I wanted to know if this poster knew what he(she) was doing. So far, I'm not sure this post has any coherence and that the fault began with the initial excerpt which is virtually unintelligible.
I usually welcome newbies, so ego ain't the problem---nor is the rock I've been hiding under. Do a search for Rick Ayer here and you'll see.
I think we should consider the possibility that the affair is a red herring put in place by Team O, and that Vera Baker is actually down there for another purpose.
-Baker has served in a finance capacity for Obama since 2004 (and many other Dem interests prior to that).
-Obama's campaign has extremely questionable campaign finance practices, with many ties to the mid-east.
-France-mideast dealings are much stronger than those between the mideast and any other large western country.
-There is a need to launder massive amounts of money to the campaign from the mideast.
-The Carribean is where massive amounts of money is laundered.
-Martinique is an island in the Caribbean and an overseas department of France.
With the greatest respect Rudder, the formatting went a bit wrong, i posted what the other blog had posted, but the jist is there if you bother to look at the info.
We’re all on the same boat, it just doesnt come across nice when someone tries to bring info and you slam it.
Its possible but the main thrust of why i posted this was, what a coincidence that someone Obama is close too just happened to appear at the same college same time as another Ayers. its just too coincidence, Everything leads back to Ayers in some sort, the affair would be a bonus, what I am interested in is the fact that Obama claims hes just some guy in his neighbourhood, funy that everyone Obama has dealings with also knows Ayers. The common denominator is as you say bleeding obvious.
Exactly. What better way to ensure that a fundamental key to the campaign ($$$) is a handpicked Ayers loyalist. He is the mastermind... and the connection is business, not romantic (perhaps?)
Richard James Ayers, himself a member of the Weather Underground
He was married to Melody Ermachild
They have lots of honorable mentions in the FBI files.
I'd read about the rape, but hadn't put the two of them together. Thanks for connecting them.
Verbatim of the original post---Sorry, I still don't get the jist. It's got the appeal of an in-joke...and I'm not in on it, apparently. Also, the purpose of posting is to inform. I've read this 3-4 times and still not informed.
The UKs Daily Mail is running as story about a relationship Barack Obama had with an aide during his 2004 Senate campaign. Of course this is an MSM source, and it may or may not be true. Bloggers have named the person as Vera E Baker. If anything occurred, it would have happened four years ago. Vera Baker is now about 33.
According to FEC Senate campaign records Baker was paid under the job title National Finance Director for Obamas campaign. However, Claire Serdiuk was usually listed as the campaign Finance Director. So Vera Bakers position had a confusing job title, but that may mean nothing.
When Vera Bakers consulting website was functioning, it stated, Previously, she served as the National Finance Director on Senator Barack Obamas 2004 Senate campaign. She also served as the Deputy Political Director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Baker, who now lives mostly in Fort de France, Martinique, in the Caribbean, has denied any claims of a relationship, or that Michelle Obama expressed any issue with her. It would be a real shame if Vera Baker had no romantic involvement with Obama, but got pulled down into tawdry innuendo.
Democrats are claiming this is a smear campaign from the Republicans, but this story first surfaced near the end of the Hillary Clinton - Barack Obama race. At present, the primary sources for this story seem to be from Democrats.
This is like reading Ted Casablancas from E!
What the hell are they saying? Vera Baker has two kids in the Caribbean, that I get; but the other?
C’mon. Out with it.
Another guy who spent his entire life sucking off the taxes of others.
Sounds like a hippie chick.
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Can't wait for the TV series.
Wrong context in which to
mention God. Chill.
Barry was 8 at the time of the rape... No, that was some older married dude.
Thanks ... got it .. and thanks for your courtesy, an apparent signal difference between newbies and vets .... ;)