Something to read

I’m on the run this morning, bouncing from one thing to another, but strongly suggest that you read Bob Owens’ interview with informant Larry Grathwohl, who reflects on the Weathermen, their leaders then and now, and what he thinks about the relationship between Bill Ayers and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

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  • Ymarsakar

    FBI is one reason why we don’t have coup de tats on a regular basis like Banana Republics or Arab nations.

  • Mike Devx

    Off topic, apologies. (Book hasn’t put up anything on polls recently.)

    This one’s a shocker: McCain will win Pennsylvania. The support for him is vastly underestimated, and the article relies on information from experienced Hillary PUMAs to explain why. My favorite note concerns the union voters who have to hide their vote preference out of fears of retribution from union leaders.

    The article has many delicious nuggets to contemplate and savor. A wonderful pick-me-up. Don’t let the nay-sayers get you down!

    Another one: Iowahawk does his usual brilliant job at satire with pollsters. But the second half of it is the real treasure. It lists many reasons, all valid possibilities, why the polls are wrong! And they have nothing to do with deliberate deception.

    Go to: and it is the top story, “balls and urns”.

    Finally, just a note: Jay Cost, a good analyst, notes that the standard deviation on the polls is extraordinarily high this year. That means great instability out there that pollsters simply have never seen before. Something else to keep in mind.

    Don’t let em get you down! By no means is this over!

  • suek

    “Larry Grathwohl: If we are to believe Mr. Obama, he just didn’t know Billy was as radical as he apparently is. Really? Just like he didn’t know the Rev. Wright was as radical as he is? Obama is a politician and he wants me to believe that he never discussed politics with the Rev Wright or Billy Ayers?”

    Quote from the article.

    I’ve come to the conclusion that Obama’s “I never heard that” or “I didn’t know that” is just a lawyer’s way of saying “you can’t _prove_ that I heard/knew that”. In other words, if you don’t have a tape recording of some sort, or a statement in writing from his hand, you don’t have proof. If you don’t have proof, it didn’t happen (if he doesn’t want it that way).

    And even if you _do_ have proof, chances are it’ll be “out of context” if he wants it that way. Everybody else’s comments used by him are absolutely “in context” – even if he just carved 10 words out of a half hour interview…

  • suek

    This was sent to me by my son, who received it from a friend who is a military intelligence analyst. I haven’t seen anything about it on line, so found it pretty interesting. I don’t know of anyone else who’s actually _looked_ at the list of educators supporting Ayers…

    “The other day I actually took the time to go through all 3200+ names just to see if any of my old college professors were on it…none were… I found a few things that are interesting on the list.

    Mark Levin, the very conservative talk radio host, is #1232. I’m guessing he didn’t really sign that supporters’ list.

    Mary Jane Puffer #1921…I guess that could really be someone’s name, but the name is a little suspect.

    There are also a lot of repeats…I counted almost 20 but I’m sure there are more since I didn’t look too carefully.

    Ayers’ two sons are on there…are they also educators?

    A few people didn’t put their names but only their college affiliation…I guess they want to support Ayers anonymously

    There are also names like:
    Diana Oughton (the bomber girlfriend of Bill Ayers who blew herself up making a bomb in a Greenwich Village townhouse in 1970 – #3083)

    Donald DeFreeze (the SLA “field marshall” responsible for kidnapping Patty Hearst who died in a shootout with the LA police in 1975 – #1059).
    I guess these two are supporting Ayers from the grave.

    This was supposed to be his friends in the education field! I wonder how many other names on this list are bogus.”