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Bill Ayers: “I wrote Dreams From My Father”
Chicago Daily Observer ^ | October 6, 2009 | Anne Leary

Posted on 10/06/2009 8:22:46 AM PDT by PBRCat

There I was, sitting in Reagan National Monday morning, sipping a Starbucks by the United counter before going through security. I had a little time, so I was browsing through the news. That's when I saw Bill Ayers, an instant blight. Scruffy, thinning beard, dippy earring, and the wirerims, heading to order. I gathered my things, got my camera ready, and snapped a shot right when he got his coffee.

He gave me an uneasy cheesy smile when he realized I was taking his picture.

I asked--what are you doing in D.C. Mr. Ayers?

[He said] he was giving a lecture in Arlington to a Renaissance group on education--that's what I do, education--you shouldn't believe everything you hear about me, you know nothing about me.

Then, unprompted he said--I wrote Dreams From My Father. I said, oh, so you admit it. He said--Michelle asked me to. I looked at him. He seemed eager. He's about my height, short. He went on to say--and if you can prove it, we can split the royalties. So I said, stop pulling my leg. Horrible thought. But he came again--I really wrote it, the wording was similar. I said I believe you probably heavily edited it. He said--I wrote it.

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KEYWORDS: autobiography; ayers; ayersobamaconnection; billayers; dreamsofmyfather; drjackcashill; fraud; ghostwriter; jackcashill; obama; obamaayersconnection; obamaisafraud; williamayers
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In a random meeting at an airport, Ayers spills the beans on Obama's claimed authorship of "Dreams From My Father."

Obama is a total fraud.

1 posted on 10/06/2009 8:22:47 AM PDT by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat

If you visit the front page of “The Chicago Daily Observer” or click on the link in the text of the article to Anne Leary’s own blog, you will see the actual photograph of Bill Ayers taken in the Reagan airport in Washington, D.C.


2 posted on 10/06/2009 8:26:30 AM PDT by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...

Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

Then, unprompted he said–I wrote Dreams From My Father. I said, oh, so you admit it. He said–Michelle asked me to. I looked at him. He seemed eager. He’s about my height, short. He went on to say–and if you can prove it, we can split the royalties. So I said, stop pulling my leg. Horrible thought. But he came again–I really wrote it, the wording was similar. I said I believe you probably heavily edited it. He said–I wrote it. I said–why would I believe you, you’re a liar.

He had no answer to that. Just looked at me. Then he turned and walked off, and said again his bit about my proving it and splitting the proceeds.


3 posted on 10/06/2009 8:27:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: PBRCat

When I saw “No Dream” I figured it would be him saying he didn’t write it. I would have titled it “Bill Ayers: Yes Dream”.

Be interesting to see if this goes anywhere. If he really did write it, then yes, it’s another Obama marketing ploy that makes suckers out of easily-duped Americans.


4 posted on 10/06/2009 8:28:50 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: PBRCat
"n a random meeting at an airport, Ayers spills the beans on Obama's claimed authorship of "Dreams From My Father."

And that Ayers is more to the Usurper than some guy down the street.

5 posted on 10/06/2009 8:28:52 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary (rong east)
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To: PBRCat
But the question remains–is Barack Obama a fraud?

This is waaaaay tooooo easy a question.

6 posted on 10/06/2009 8:28:54 AM PDT by BAW (ACORN: Assisting Call-girls, Obama, Reid & Nancy)
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To: PBRCat

This article seems pretty insipid, but there’s a writer at Worldnetdaily who has already scientifically proven that Ayers wrote “Dreams From My Father” and that other philologists can prove it too but want to keep their day jobs, if you know what I mean.


7 posted on 10/06/2009 8:29:27 AM PDT by BertWheeler (Dance and the World Dances With You!)
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To: PBRCat
I guess when you figure you can literally get away with murder, there's no reason to deny writing a book that you actually wrote.

These people feel like they're invincible. And it's going to be their downfall.

8 posted on 10/06/2009 8:30:29 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: PBRCat
Sounds like possibly Obama is not praising Ayers as much as he should...perhaps Ayers is a little bitter about that...claiming some of the darkness for himself now.
9 posted on 10/06/2009 8:31:11 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: PBRCat
From the article:

I remember that era, Mr. Ayers. People died because of your actions, including your girlfriend. More would have if you had been more successful. And yet you have the gall to teach the teachers of our young. I won’t forget your murderous intent, your shameful acts, your contemptible lies and evasions.

As for our President, the verdict is still out. But Barack Obama called Bill Ayers friend and colleague for years. That in itself makes a damning statement.

10 posted on 10/06/2009 8:31:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Brave amateurs....they do their part.)
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To: PBRCat

If they are splitting royalties...shouldnt that be easy to confirm?


11 posted on 10/06/2009 8:32:45 AM PDT by Crim
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To: PBRCat

Don’t leave home without a recording device. It’s priceless.


12 posted on 10/06/2009 8:34:10 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( If you have kids, you have no right of privacy that the govt can't flick off your shoulder.)
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To: BertWheeler

Their day jobs being inhaling and exhaling air?


13 posted on 10/06/2009 8:34:15 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (The trouble with trouble is it starts out as Utopia)
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To: BAW
But the question remains–is Barack Obama a fraud?


14 posted on 10/06/2009 8:34:35 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Apple Blossom; theKid51

Jack Cashill was right about the book all this time.


15 posted on 10/06/2009 8:35:06 AM PDT by bmwcyle (We need more Joe Wilson's. OBAMA is ACORN ACORN is OBAMA)
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To: PBRCat

I couldn’t follow the conversation as reported on the blog. It is unclear if Ayers is ‘kidding’.


16 posted on 10/06/2009 8:35:42 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: jacknhoo

With a mixed group of friends..I mentioned Palin’s book being number one. One chimed in”it was ghost writer”..another chimed in..all the political books are ghosted. Even Kennedy’s. Then I said..there is one that wasn’t. There was silence. I said Barack’s. He wrote his. Silence.


17 posted on 10/06/2009 8:36:15 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: PBRCat

Writers have egos. King makers have immense egos. The man must be seething when Obama takes credit for his thoughts, then throws the king maker under the bus.


18 posted on 10/06/2009 8:37:18 AM PDT by egannacht (Vote YES for statism: Why burden yourself with civic duty when Idol and Oprah are on?)
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To: F15Eagle

Ayers, like Obama, has an enormous ego. I bet it must frost him that Obama is getting credit—and royalties—from his (Ayers) work.


19 posted on 10/06/2009 8:37:30 AM PDT by kabar
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To: PBRCat

This is not the title of the piece.


20 posted on 10/06/2009 8:38:18 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PBRCat

21 posted on 10/06/2009 8:39:41 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: PBRCat
OK, let's say Obama is a total fraud - what does that really mean to a Republican?

It's possibly the best news we could have - OBAMA MIGHT NOT BE A CRAZY RADICAL like Bill Ayers.

He's NOT the nut who wrote Dreams...

So we're back at square one - who is Obama?

22 posted on 10/06/2009 8:42:54 AM PDT by GOPJ (MSM BIAS: the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. George Orwell)
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To: FreedomPoster

Cop-Killer


23 posted on 10/06/2009 8:44:07 AM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: PBRCat

If this is TRUE, then it’s a report from “UNDER THE BUS”! Guess he’s on the outs with the Bammys!


24 posted on 10/06/2009 8:44:17 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: BertWheeler

I thought it was revealing that in another piece of writing by Bill Ayers in which he discussed his Hyde Park neighborhood, which is in Chicago near the Univeristy of Chicago campus, that when he described his various neighbors in print Ayers identified Barack Obama as “a writer.” Not as an attorney, not as a community activist or organizer, not as a legislator or a politician, but as “a writer.”

It seemed like Ayers was trying to perpetuate a myth or advance a fraud at that time also.


25 posted on 10/06/2009 8:44:33 AM PDT by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat

I love people watching at Reagan National - over the years I have met Sergant Shriver, Col. Sanders, Linda Byrd Johnson, Tony Snow (he used to live in my neighborhood)and others (BTW Tony Snow and Col Sanders are nice people). Most recently spotted Garrison Keillor (Prarie Home Companion) at the TGIF Resturant. When I told my wife who the guy was she didn’t believe me, so we spooled his image up on the I-Phone. Warning folks, Garrison has not aged well (online photos are at least 10 years old). He sports a really bad dye job on his hair and looks like some guy from the mission. My wife wouldn’t let me start a conversation so we just made jokes about being above average. If it had been Bill Ayers, I would have likely whispered to him that their was a bomb on his plane, just to see if he would report it. Can you imagine the LEO taking a bomb warning from Bill Ayers? That would make for a real nice headline. If I was arrested I would just deny it and ask whether you should believe a guy with no record or one with one with regards to bombs. Would make real good reality TV type story.


26 posted on 10/06/2009 8:44:49 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Plutarch

Communists and criminals always like to maintain a veneer of “plausible deniability” for later use.


27 posted on 10/06/2009 8:45:49 AM PDT by PBRCat
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To: Plutarch
I couldn’t follow the conversation as reported on the blog. It is unclear if Ayers is ‘kidding’.

Me, too. I read it as more of an "I'm screwing with you" type of thing.

28 posted on 10/06/2009 8:46:17 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Plutarch
It is unclear if Ayers is ‘kidding’.

Ayers is a little nobody - a trust fund baby - I doubt his big fat ego could handle the praise Obama was getting for HIS book. He's a creepy little man/boy...

Turns out some of the stuff in the book - memories - never happened to Obama. There's holes in Obama's history now... holes we need to understand. Worst case? Mole. Best case - weak but decent man. It's gonna get interesting.

29 posted on 10/06/2009 8:47:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (MSM BIAS: the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. George Orwell)
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To: Night Hides Not; Liz; neverdem; Fred Nerks
It is unclear if Ayers is ‘kidding’.

Ayers is a little nobody - a trust fund baby - I doubt his big fat ego could handle the praise Obama was getting for HIS book. He's a creepy little man/boy...

Turns out some of the stuff in the book - memories - never happened to Obama. There's holes in Obama's history now... holes we need to understand. Worst case? Mole. Best case - weak but decent man. It's gonna get interesting.

30 posted on 10/06/2009 8:48:20 AM PDT by GOPJ (MSM BIAS: the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. George Orwell)
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To: PBRCat
...we can split the royalties.

Pretty good deal.

Half-ownership of the President.

31 posted on 10/06/2009 8:48:23 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: PBRCat

I believe it was a long time before it was revealed that John F. Kennedy didn’t wrote ‘Profiles in Courage’. How do you take credit for other people’s work? You really have to be a low life to do it without batting an eye lash.

Kennedy, Obama, two people who didn’t write the books that helped create a false image of them, that the people bought off on.

No character... just sleazy pretenders at least in one aspect of their public persona.


32 posted on 10/06/2009 8:48:23 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Deficit spending, trade deficits, unsecure mortages, worthless paper... ... not a problem. Oh yeah?)
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To: ravingnutter

Thanks for my morning chuckle......you are awesome....without saying any words, you have tapped into hundreds of minds. Good for you! Keep up the creative thoughts.


33 posted on 10/06/2009 8:48:45 AM PDT by NorwegianViking (Organizing for America)
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To: LucyT; STARWISE

Ping

Bill Ayers: “I wrote Dreams From My Father”.


34 posted on 10/06/2009 8:50:34 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: PBRCat

as much as i believe its true and i read the articles on here comparing Ayers work with Dreams,how can i just accept as fact this occurred?
How can i believe he would say this and cast a shadow over the man he helped put in the White House?
feels improbable.


35 posted on 10/06/2009 8:50:45 AM PDT by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: jacknhoo
...perhaps Ayers is a little bitter about that...claiming some of the darkness for himself now.

They always end up eating each other.

Ayers better watch himself, or he'll be one of the first in line for the neo-Purges, one of the 25 million dead white people he called for. Those who don't show enough fervor for the Pres__ent will act as an example for the rest of us.


36 posted on 10/06/2009 8:52:13 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Anima Mundi
"Their day jobs being inhaling and exhaling air?"

There are two things in this world that don't matter a single but, until you aren't getting enough; sex and air.

37 posted on 10/06/2009 8:52:24 AM PDT by jiminycricket000
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

I miss Tony Snow. He was so admirable. Loved the guy, even when disagreeing with him.

In his memory, we’ll forgive him the immigration tone deafness. He was just doing his job.

RIP Tony. And may God bless your family.


38 posted on 10/06/2009 8:52:42 AM PDT by romanesq
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To: PBRCat

YEA, I WROTE IT...BUT YOU'LL NEVER PROVE IT


OBAMA IS A MARXIST IDEOLOGUE

39 posted on 10/06/2009 8:53:45 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: PBRCat
Ayers spills the beans on Obama's claimed authorship of "Dreams From My Father."

Obama is a total fraud.


And Ayers is a sterling witness!
40 posted on 10/06/2009 8:54:04 AM PDT by kenavi (No legislation longer than the Constitution.)
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To: PBRCat

Bill Ayers is an arrogant SOB. I can believe he made those remarks unprompted.

That’s the way he is. I bet it kills him not to get any credit for authorship.


41 posted on 10/06/2009 8:54:20 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: PBRCat

So isn’t this huge breaking news? A terrorist wrote his book? So he LIED when he said Ayers was just a neighbor down the street? If this is true that he admitted writing the book then this is a really, really big story.


42 posted on 10/06/2009 8:56:06 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: PBRCat

this man should not be able to show his face in public without someone walking up and punching his lights out.


43 posted on 10/06/2009 8:56:27 AM PDT by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: GOPJ
"So we're back at square one - who is Obama?"

He is whomever and whatever he needs to be at any given moment. He is all things to everyone, but he is really nothing. He just speaks his garbage then lets the media define him. So if you really want to know who Barak Hussein Obama is, just look at whatever the media cover up about him, that will be who he is.

44 posted on 10/06/2009 8:57:58 AM PDT by jiminycricket000
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To: PBRCat

Interesting.


45 posted on 10/06/2009 8:58:57 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Oldexpat
With a mixed group of friends..I mentioned Palin’s book being number one. One chimed in”it was ghost writer”..another chimed in..all the political books are ghosted. Even Kennedy’s. Then I said..there is one that wasn’t. There was silence. I said Barack’s. He wrote his. Silence.

Devastating

46 posted on 10/06/2009 8:59:18 AM PDT by wastedyears (If I don't have a right to play defense, then I'll go on offense. - FReeper Enterprise)
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To: PBRCat

I want one of those phones that you tap & it starts recording, like the guy had who was stopped in customs because he had a few thousand bucks on him.

The recording of this would be even more valuable than the testimony


47 posted on 10/06/2009 9:00:08 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: jacknhoo

LOL! Ayers is prolly pissed obama has not written any communiques giving Ayers credit.


48 posted on 10/06/2009 9:01:47 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: PBRCat

Yes He Did.

Bet Ayers is frosted now that instead of being an ideologue like himself, Obama turned out to be a craven capitalist who went off and made a fortune on HIS book, lives in unbelievable splendor, etc. and only spouts leftist drivel instead of living it.

As Jackie Gleason would say: har har dee har har !!


49 posted on 10/06/2009 9:04:04 AM PDT by EDINVA (Obama CAN'T see the Olympics from his back porch !)
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To: PBRCat

I find it hard to believe that Ayers is not smart enough to realize that he himself has the power to “prove it”.
What I find hard to believe is that Ayers apparently feels like he needs someone else to help him prove it.

Our individual writing style is very much like a fingerprint, and almost just as unique.

All Ayers would have to do is claim authorship, and file suit for breach of contract based on whatever royalties Obama has failed to pay him for his work.

Did Ayers do it as a favor? Did Obama pay him for doing it? I guess if we want to find out, we will just have to convince Obama to throw Ayers back under the bus a little bit more.


50 posted on 10/06/2009 9:05:44 AM PDT by Safrguns
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