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Obama and Ayers Shared an Office for Three Years [with Klonsky]
Verum Serum ^ | 2008-10-19 | Scott Ragan & John Sexton

Posted on 10/19/2008 8:22:41 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee

It’s 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 Obama’s direct supervision was $1,056,162. Adding that amount to the money given by the Joyce Foundation and Woods Fund during Obama’s tenure brings the grand total to $1,968,718. Just shy of two million dollars! That’s a lot of scratch, to put it bluntly. And don’t forget, this doesn’t count the 3/4 million that went to John Ayers during the same time period.

Now here’s 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]. Here’s a screen grab from the website’s footer:

In 1998, the address for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, where Obama presumably worked, was 115 S. Sangamon Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607. Here’s 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 can’t 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, Obama’s 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.

I’m 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 Obama’s 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, Obama’s 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?


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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 Obama’s direct supervision was $1,056,162. Adding that amount to the money given by the Joyce Foundation and Woods Fund during Obama’s tenure brings the grand total to $1,968,718. Just shy of two million dollars! That’s a lot of scratch, to put it bluntly. And don’t forget, this doesn’t 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
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2106603/posts


1 posted on 10/19/2008 8:22:42 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Busted.
2 posted on 10/19/2008 8:24:00 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The fourth estate is the fifth column.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

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.


3 posted on 10/19/2008 8:30:30 AM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Carry_Okie

4 posted on 10/19/2008 8:30:32 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Just a guy in the neighborhood.


5 posted on 10/19/2008 8:30:36 AM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
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!


6 posted on 10/19/2008 8:31:40 AM PDT by XR7
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee; SouthTexas; glock rocks

Great catch...


7 posted on 10/19/2008 8:37:30 AM PDT by tubebender (Why do we drive a on a Parkway but park on a Driveway)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Just a guy from the neighborhood.


8 posted on 10/19/2008 8:41:56 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Never argue with idiots. They'll pull you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: truthkeeper

“Just a guy in the neighborhood.”

________________________________

Just a guy at the next urinal.


9 posted on 10/19/2008 8:44:04 AM PDT by 1curiousmind
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee; SE Mom; STARWISE; Miss Didi; maggief

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!


10 posted on 10/19/2008 8:45:53 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
So 0Bama asks - "WHO’s this Ayers guy???"

Then he says - "You MUST be a RACIST"

/obvious sarcasm!!!

11 posted on 10/19/2008 8:46:39 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: Carry_Okie

nobody cares


12 posted on 10/19/2008 8:47:35 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Looks like 115 Sangamon is probably a 4 story building at most. Check out the “Street View”

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=115+South+Sangamon+Chicago+IL&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title


13 posted on 10/19/2008 8:51:25 AM PDT by xmission (WHERE THE HELL IS JOHN GALT?)
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To: penelopesire
I can’t wait until we launch ‘Operation Dig’ after the election!

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!

14 posted on 10/19/2008 8:52:06 AM PDT by dokmad
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To: penelopesire

You nailed it. They are the Corrupt Mainstream Media - CMSM.


15 posted on 10/19/2008 8:52:54 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: penelopesire

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.


16 posted on 10/19/2008 8:54:31 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Carry_Okie

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.


17 posted on 10/19/2008 8:55:09 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Oh my. I would say this is huge. Now get it out there in the news——somehow!!!
obama is deception in motion.


18 posted on 10/19/2008 8:55:49 AM PDT by jackv
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To: dokmad

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.


19 posted on 10/19/2008 9:00:57 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: savedbygrace

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.


20 posted on 10/19/2008 9:03:52 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: txroadkill

ping for later


21 posted on 10/19/2008 9:11:53 AM PDT by txroadkill (Do it for Sarah!- Conservatism= finding joy in duty)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee; goodnesswins
Barack Obama Acquaintance List:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2105934/posts?page=49

(I'll be adding Klonsky if he's not already on my list)

22 posted on 10/19/2008 9:18:38 AM PDT by floriduh voter (ODINGA, YOU HAVE MAIL FROM YOUR AMERICAN COUNTERPART!)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Public Allies too. Barack Obama and Michelle started Public Allies in 1992.


23 posted on 10/19/2008 9:24:31 AM PDT by floriduh voter (ODINGA, YOU HAVE MAIL FROM YOUR AMERICAN COUNTERPART!)
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To: penelopesire
payed

Ah, you've got a solid Southern accent there, penelopesire.

;-)

(just kidding a little)

24 posted on 10/19/2008 9:27:43 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: floriduh voter

Jesse Jackson, Jr. is Barack Obama’s Campaign Manager.


25 posted on 10/19/2008 9:31:44 AM PDT by floriduh voter (ODINGA, YOU HAVE MAIL FROM YOUR AMERICAN COUNTERPART!)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee; All
Here is an excellent article in the WSJ by Stanley Kurtz, Obama and Ayers Pushed Radicalism On Schools . These guys were not just "neighbors".

Also, here's a PDF file that explains a bit more about the Chicago Annenburg ChallengeChicago Annenburg Challenge: Highlight Summary Prepared by Stephen Diamond Very interesting.
26 posted on 10/19/2008 9:39:55 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

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”?)


27 posted on 10/19/2008 9:40:27 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

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.


28 posted on 10/19/2008 9:41:10 AM PDT by spintreebob (.)
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To: Carry_Okie

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.


29 posted on 10/19/2008 9:42:13 AM PDT by dools007
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To: supremedoctrine

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?”


30 posted on 10/19/2008 9:44:49 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Klonsky is more important than Ayers.


31 posted on 10/19/2008 9:45:24 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered...the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Soon to be tossed in the MSM memory hole.


32 posted on 10/19/2008 9:46:40 AM PDT by Mojave
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

VerumSermun.com = Buckhead Award ‘08 nominee


33 posted on 10/19/2008 9:48:09 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (Schadenfreude!)
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To: penelopesire
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.

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.

34 posted on 10/19/2008 9:52:58 AM PDT by Mojave
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To: penelopesire

“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.


35 posted on 10/19/2008 9:54:11 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

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.


36 posted on 10/19/2008 10:10:16 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ Pro-Palin & NObama Gear : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: floriduh voter

MY New List....

Some of Obama’s FRIENDS.....PASS this AROUND - Look closely at Penny Pritzker

ACORN… 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 Chicago’s “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 Obama’s 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 …..MO’s boss, then BO’s Campaign team
Johnson, James….former Fannie Mae CEO…left due to “improprieties” helped select Obama VP
Katz, Marilyn ….former active SDS Member, member Obama’s Credential’s 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 Obama’s
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 Obama’s Harvard education
Neier, Aryeh…. founder of SDS, now President of George Soros, Open Society Institute
Odinga, Raila …..Kenyan radical muslim Cousin of Barack’s, whom Obama supported IN Kenya
Pfleiger Father
Pritzker, Penny… Finance Chairperson of Obama’s 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 Int’l 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


37 posted on 10/19/2008 10:12:57 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Socialism is great until you run out of someone else's money (M. Thatcher))
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
BEHIND ENEMY LINES

One of Ayer's and Obama's Offices

====================


38 posted on 10/19/2008 10:17:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: savedbygrace

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!!


39 posted on 10/19/2008 10:20:40 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

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!


40 posted on 10/19/2008 10:32:12 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Mojave

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!


41 posted on 10/19/2008 10:35:27 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: XR7
I believe now that Bill Ayers was part of a group who were SERIOUSLY discussing the “reEducation” of Millions of Americans, and if they refused to relinquish Capitalism, the ELIMINATION of those people. I have no reason to believe that he did NOT pass his beliefs to his protege Barak Obama. Obama is using Ayers Tactics and has been for years.
42 posted on 10/19/2008 10:39:00 AM PDT by Danae (Obama = Trickle up Poverty.)
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To: goodnesswins
Some of Obama’s FRIENDS.....PASS this AROUND - Look closely at Penny Pritzker

.... Pritzker, Penny… Finance Chairperson of Obama’s presidential campaign - helped develop the complicated investment bundling of subprime securities at the heart of the meltdown. Board Chair of failed Superior Bank.


Penny Pritzker is also vice chair of the Chicago Public Education Fund, the successor organization to the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. According to this PDF file, pg 5, Chicago Annenburg Challenge,

Pritzker's family foundation provided $100,000 in matching funds to the Chicago Annenburg Challenge before it closed shop.

From Wikipedia, ..."On Wednesday July 2, 2008, Ms. Pritzker and her husband hosted a $28,500 per plate fundraiser for Mr. Obama's campaign in Chicago with Warren Buffet and his wife, and Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett. "
43 posted on 10/19/2008 10:44:52 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Folks, THIS is why Obama did NOT want to come clean with who and what he is, and what his real belief systems are, and where he comes from.

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.

44 posted on 10/19/2008 10:55:17 AM PDT by Danae (Obama = Trickle up Poverty.)
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To: Chaguito

Chaguito,

Those who have not learned from history are doomed to repetirla. Unfortunately....


45 posted on 10/19/2008 11:20:28 AM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

bttt


46 posted on 10/19/2008 11:34:37 AM PDT by TEXOKIE
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Drudge Freep!


47 posted on 10/19/2008 11:58:34 AM PDT by defal33 (Michigan: Stuck on Stupid)
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To: Williams

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.


48 posted on 10/19/2008 12:11:37 PM PDT by RDTF (BO smells and eventually people do what's necessary to avoid it)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
From what I'm gathering, the Chicago Annenburg Challenge was conceived by Bill Ayers in late 1993. Ayers formed a group, Chicago School Reform Collaberative, to prepare and submit the grant application. The national Annenburg Challenge awarded a $49 Million grant to the "Collaborative" and the Chicago Annenburg Challenge was formed. Bill Ayers cochaired the "Collaborative".

The Collaborative incorporated the Chicago Annenburg Challenge(CAC) in spring of 1995 and was housed at the University of Chicago, rent-free. Barack Obama was recruited as the first Chairman of the Board and President of the CAC and held that position until 1999. Obama remained a member of the board until CAC was dissolved in 2002.

Among the first recipients of a CAC grant of $175,000 (and later hundreds of thousands more) was the SSW, Small Schools Workshop which was founded by Bill Ayers in 1992 and directed by Michael Kronsky. It was also housed in the same building as the CAC.

This is just a piece of OBama/Ayers connection probably. If I boil it down to something I understand, it goes like this:

Bill Ayers comes up with the idea of the Chicago Annenburg Challenge. He helps propose the grant, gets the funding going, and voila, Obama becomes the first Chairman of the Board and President of Ayer's brain child. Ayers is just a "guy in his neighborhood"? Right. After Obama becomes the Chairman, voila again! Ayers receives funding from the CAC through his Small Schools Workshop program. By the way, they're all in the same building (er, neighborhood, I mean). What a cozy relationship.

There's a lot more "there", there.
49 posted on 10/19/2008 12:19:42 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: goodnesswins

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...


50 posted on 10/19/2008 12:35:59 PM PDT by TEXOKIE
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