Skip to comments.Obama and Ayers Shared an Office for Three Years [with Klonsky]
Posted on 10/19/2008 8:22:41 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee
Its nice to be the guy getting tips for once instead of the guy sending them. Yesterday I got two great tips from Morgen, a reader who had found my earlier posts digging into the Obama Ayers connection. Both tips appear to check out and the second one is, I think, big news.
First, the smaller one
This Chicago Annenberg Challenge website from 2002 shows the total amount of funds given to Bill Ayers Small Schools Workshop from 1995 to 2001. The amount is not the $175K I had reported earlier. According to this page, the total given under Barack Obamas direct supervision was $1,056,162. Adding that amount to the money given by the Joyce Foundation and Woods Fund during Obamas tenure brings the grand total to $1,968,718. Just shy of two million dollars! Thats a lot of scratch, to put it bluntly. And dont forget, this doesnt count the 3/4 million that went to John Ayers during the same time period.
Now heres the second and bigger break, again big hat tip to Morgen for his work on this
Bill Ayers and Barack Obama shared an office. Ayers Small Schools Workshop, the one Obama directed all that money too is located at 115 S. Sangamon Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607 [Note the link is to a year 2000 version of their website]. Heres a screen grab from the websites footer:
In 1998, the address for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, where Obama presumably worked, was 115 S. Sangamon Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607. Heres a copy of their 1998 tax return with that address:
The CAC moved to a new address sometime in 1999 or 2000, but the shared office probably persisted for at least three years. I cant say for sure because 1998 is the earliest tax information available online. [Correction: I can say for sure that they shared the same building for the years 1995-1998. Here is a 1995 progress report from the CAC with the same address.]
Now remember, the NY Times described Obama and Ayers as having crossed paths. Ben LaBolt, Obamas spokesman said:
Mr. LaBolt said the men first met in 1995 through the education project, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, and have encountered each other occasionally in public life or in the neighborhood.
Im going to suggest that two guys working in the same building for a period of years probably crossed paths pretty often. For all we know, they had lunch together on a daily basis. Maybe, in an effort at conservation, they were even carpool buddies. After all, Ayers is a guy from Obamas neighborhood.
Would someone at the Times like to contact Mr. LaBolt for a follow-up?
Update: Made the correction above. Also, Obama was a state senator from 1996-2004. However, he still likely spent some significant time at the Sangamon street address, especially in 1995. But even after his election he would presumably be working on his CAC duties at the Sangamon office, not from some other location.
According to this letter dated 1995, Obamas office was on the 3rd floor:
And according to this memo dated 1996, Small Schools Workshop was also on the 3rd floor:
Do you think maybe Obama and Bill Ayers ran into each other once in a while?
This Chicago Annenberg Challenge website from 2002 shows the total amount of funds given to Bill Ayers Small Schools Workshop from 1995 to 2001. The amount is not the $175K I had reported earlier. According to this page, the total given under Barack Obamas direct supervision was $1,056,162. Adding that amount to the money given by the Joyce Foundation and Woods Fund during Obamas tenure brings the grand total to $1,968,718. Just shy of two million dollars! Thats a lot of scratch, to put it bluntly. And dont forget, this doesnt count the 3/4 million that went to John Ayers during the same time period.Recall our previous FREE REPUBLIC WORLD EXCLUSIVE:
February 12, 2000: Barack & Michelle Obama Party Down with Radicals Ayers & Klonsky
Colin Powell today said they had only some slight meeting by serving together on an education panel, so Powell is spouting the Obama lies. Ayers hired Obama and they worked together for years.
Just a guy in the neighborhood.
Obama bin Lyin'
about his buddy Bill.
Yeah. Bill was makin' bombs when Barak was a baby boy,
but he was still steppin' on Old Glory when BHO was all
growed up and hangin' with Bill and Mikey!
Just a guy from the neighborhood.
“Just a guy in the neighborhood.”
Just a guy at the next urinal.
SO busted PING!!
How long is the MSM going to ignore the obvious? Our media has finally been TOTALLY CORRUPTED! I can’t wait until we launch ‘Operation Dig’ after the election!
Then he says - "You MUST be a RACIST"
Looks like 115 Sangamon is probably a 4 story building at most. Check out the “Street View”
What's wrong with operation DIG starting right now? I am so upset over this left wing corruption! This country is so in need of revolution!
You nailed it. They are the Corrupt Mainstream Media - CMSM.
BTW, after you’ve been standing in the middle of corruption for a while, you can’t even smell the corruption any more. That explains why they think they’re not corrupt.
I remember the rise of Castro in ‘59-’60. I distinctly remember CBS reporting how “surprised” the government was when Castro began spouting his Communist rhetoric.
Voices of alarm had been raised all over our country, but the agenda of someone would not allow the voices to be heard.
This is such a time. And the only people apparently listening are the people who are raising the alarm.
Oh my. I would say this is huge. Now get it out there in the news——somehow!!!
obama is deception in motion.
I dunno...that is a good question. Maybe it’s because we need to focus all of our efforts on exposing Obama and his marxist pals all the way until election day.
We can certainly lay the groundwork for Operation Dig now however. I started my ‘Dig’ list a few days ago.
I would not be a bit surprised if some of the ‘reporters’, that the lefty talking heads mime for Obama, are being payed handsomely for their efforts. We are going to need private investigators to look into their ‘finances’ when the time comes.
ping for later
(I'll be adding Klonsky if he's not already on my list)
Public Allies too. Barack Obama and Michelle started Public Allies in 1992.
Ah, you've got a solid Southern accent there, penelopesire.
(just kidding a little)
Jesse Jackson, Jr. is Barack Obama’s Campaign Manager.
I suppose this is “good stuff” in that it catches Obama in only one or two of his multitude of lies and deceptions-—
however——the real task and the real coup de grace would be in revealing exactly what the business of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge was-—what its agenda was. IOW, show how its radical , highly politicized agenda served the unreconstructed radical Lefties who were ensconced as its directors// Now THAT would be doing something, but that would take time, and put demands on the attention of the audience you want to reach. All these “connections” don’t mean much of their face——you’ve got to show that the ‘educational’ program they were promoting was radical left indoctrination, and NOT what most of us think of as education. And just where did Michelle Obama ever get the title “Assistant Dean” at the U of Chicago. (Unless there were 100 or so “Assistant Deans”?)
You could take a college course or weekend seminar in GRANTSMANSHIP. For the left it is more required than almost any other course.
Most grants are “Matching Grants”. Chicago Community Trust, Annenberg, Woods, McArthur, Wieboldt, and the Catholic, Presbyterian, UCC, Methodist, Lutheran, Jewish groups and many others work in close cooperation with each other to coordinate their grants. The control of these grant givers is more incestuous than the boards of the Fortune 500.
One foundation will be convinced to donate $50,000 if it can be matched. When $100,000 is raised it is used to “match” for $200,000. The big money is then matching a government grant. They’ll use city money that came from a federal grant to match money that comes directly from the Feds. And of course, they use money from Freddie, Fannie and banks in the CRA extortion game to match it all.
Some givers of money are restricted in the purpose of their gift. There is careful coordination of the gifts so that the ones with a restricted purpose can fit into the total package.
More tinsel for the tree.
Looks like the Marxist Onada’s presidential bid are headed for the toilet. McCain needs to keep plunging to keep the crap moving toward the sewer.
Answered my own question -—”Associate Dean” of Student Services——Q:”Mrs. Obama——is it possible to get an abortion somewhere on campus if I’m only registered as a part-time student? A: “I don’t know, Charlene....are you going to vote for Barack?”
Klonsky is more important than Ayers.
Soon to be tossed in the MSM memory hole.
VerumSermun.com = Buckhead Award ‘08 nominee
Leftists frequently operate on the basis of what is known as the "deferred bribe." After Obama is elected, they expect to be rewarded through various means.
“Our media has finally been TOTALLY CORRUPTED!”
It’s been a long and patient process by those who recognized the weaknesses in our system. It will take a patient well thought out process to undo the damage that has been done. By now we all know that communists and socialists never give up. The collapse of the USSR was just a bump in the road for them.
BTTT - It just keeps getting worse... I’ll be praying diligently, and praying hard that this information makes it to the general public who needs to see it. May God have mercy on our nation, and on us.
MY New List....
Some of Obamas FRIENDS.....PASS this AROUND - Look closely at Penny Pritzker
Obama gave them $800,000 this year
Alinsky, Saul Obama is a follower of Alinsky
Auchi, Nadhmi lent Obama over 3 million, British citizen born in Iraq with ties to Tony Rezko
Ayers, William Weather Underground, unrepentant terrorist
Bean, Terrence raised 50-100K - once controlled the biggest producer of gay porn in America.
Chandoo, Muhammad Hasa College roommate #1 from Pakistan
Communist Party of USA ENDORSED Obama
Communist Youth Party USA endorsed Obama
Davidson, Carl SDS Member, associated with Chicagos New Party
Davis, Frank Marshall .mentor of Obama
Dohrn, Bernadine . Weather Underground, unrepentant terrorist
Evans, Jodie .Code Pink known to visit with Chavez, Ahjamanihead (sp)
Funnye, Rabbi Capers Michelle Obamas cousin
Hamid, Wahid College roommate #2 from Pakistan
Jones, Emil .Illinois State Senate President, Serves Under An Ethical Cloud. He Has Several Family Members On The State Payroll And Uses His Clout To Aid Their Business Interests.
Jarret, Valerie ..MOs boss, then BOs Campaign team
Johnson, James .former Fannie Mae CEO left due to improprieties helped select Obama VP
Katz, Marilyn .former active SDS Member, member Obamas Credentials committee
Khalidi, Rashid .former spokesman for PLO, now professor Arab Studies, Columbia; founded AAAN
Kilpatrick, Kwame . jailed Detroit Mayor, Obama praised him .in May 2007
Klonsky, Michael & wife ..MAOISTS, shared office w/Ayers and both of the Obamas
Malley, Robert ..former member Obama campaign Staff w/ties to Hamas
Mansour, Dr. Khalid Abdullah Tario Al-Mansour a.k.a. Don Warden - a lawyer, an orthodox Muslim, a black nationalist, an author, an international deal-maker, an educator, and an outspoken enemy of Israel. financier of Obamas Harvard education
Neier, Aryeh . founder of SDS, now President of George Soros, Open Society Institute
Odinga, Raila ..Kenyan radical muslim Cousin of Baracks, whom Obama supported IN Kenya
Pritzker, Penny Finance Chairperson of Obamas presidential campaign - helped develop the complicated investment bundling of subprime securities at the heart of the meltdown. Board Chair of failed Superior Bank.
Radthe, Wade .founder of ACORN, leader of SEIU chapter (Service Employees Intl Union)
Raines, Franklin .former head of FANNIE MAE .former? Campaign housing advisor?
Rezko Chicago Politics . - convicted felon
Socialist Party of USA .. ENDORSED Obama
Wright, Reverend .Pastor for 20 years - leader in the BLACK LIBERATION Theology movement
One of Ayer's and Obama's Offices
duh...I always do that kind of stuff...lol. Now, if I wrote it out by hand, I would have caught it(maybe). You should see me typing...lol!!
I have a friend that is about 10 years older than me(I am just a few years away from hitting the big 50)..and he has been saying the communists were still here plotting for a takeover of our government for years.
Foolishly, I always thought he was just a tad bit paranoid that the communists could actually succeed...UNTIL NOW!
I talked to him the other day and he is storing food and ammo out at his ranch, just in case all hell breaks loose. He has been right about so many things over the years, I am paying close attention now!
Perhaps some of them are operating like that and no doubt some are operating out of ‘kindred loyalties’.....however, I truly believe some of them are being bought...OUTRIGHT!
Ignorance is what these bastards count on, OUR ignorance. They can NOT subvert the educated electorate.
The press is compliant in this effort to keep Americans ignorant.
This is utterly abhorrent. Not to mention scaring the crap out of me.
Those who have not learned from history are doomed to repetirla. Unfortunately....
I wanted tro throw something at the TV listening to Powell down play the Ayers connection. Once a true patriot, now a sell out jerk.
Thanks for the list. I’ve been compiling one of my own...of the ones accountable for getting us into our present economic situation. Kinda surprising how the 2 overlap in many ways...
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