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.
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