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Bill Ayers says he wrote Dreams from My Father ;)

Who’d have thought that Bill Ayers was born in Hawaii to a mixed race couple? Apparently so, as Ayers in a video on YouTube says that he wrote Obama’s best-selling memoir, Dreams from My Father. Ayers asked the audience to help him prove it so he could get the royalties.

Some say he wasn’t joking, “just look at his eyes.” Personally, I don’t need jokes like that.

When asked previously about whether he had written Dreams, Ayers responded:

“You’ve all lost your minds,” he wrote. “Best of luck in the twilight zone.”

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26 Responses to Bill Ayers says he wrote Dreams from My Father ;)

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    JoZeppy March 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    I would expect to see edited copies of this tape cut just before the “help me prove it so I can get royalties”…but then again, the birthers seem content to make the silly claim even on the whole tape, so why bother?

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    J. Edward Tremlett March 28, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    LOL!

    He is, I’m sure, referring to that execrable book that’s out now claiming to have decrypted our President. It’s a joke alright. Unfortunately the wrong people aren’t going to get it

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    Paul March 28, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

    He’s clearly bullshitting, but all the same it will be used by the right. Stupid, STUPID joke.

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    Slartibartfast March 29, 2011 at 1:12 am #

    The first thing I noticed in this video was the room… B108 Wells hall (something in the ‘B’ wing, anyway) at Michigan State – I’ve proctored many a final exam there…

    This seems like typical Bill Ayers to me – a far left liberal academic who is far too amused with himself for his own good.

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    Lupin March 29, 2011 at 3:51 am #

    It is almost as if your political landscape was a giant piece of performance art designed by the crew of THE ONION — or the ghost of Fellini (Satyricon’s Fellini).

    Grotesque, morbid, absurd.

    I’d enjoy the slow-mo car crash more if I didn’t have so many good friends stuck there.

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    Mary Brown March 29, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    There are two groups who live in an Alice in Wonderland world here. The far right and the far left. The right denies the intellect and the left glories in what it calls intellect. Both, I think, would prefer to keep their safe imaginary worlds intact. Neither can really deal with real problems in a concrete way. Neither group is innovative and both are stuck in the world of the 1960’s. Remember the slogans, “American love it or leave it” and “Hell no I won’t go.” These people still live there and will die there waging a war with each other. Innovative people with ideas are struggling.

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    G March 29, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    Mary Brown: Neither group is innovative and both are stuck in the world of the 1960′s. Remember the slogans, “American love it or leave it” and “Hell no I won’t go.” These people still live there and will die there waging a war with each other. Innovative people with ideas are struggling.

    Very astute observation. For someone who is considered “Gen X”, it has always seemed frustratingly clear that our politics were still being driven by battles and arguments that occurred before I was even born and have less and less of a connection to the realities of the 21st century. That disconnect is a huge part of the problem.

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    1% Silver Nitrate March 29, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    Hey folks, this particular claim has been around for at least late 2009, complete with Ayres’ one-liner about splitting the royalties. This video is just a recent example of Ayres’ recycling old material:

    http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2009/10/07/ayers

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    Horus March 29, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    G: Very astute observation. For someone who is considered “Gen X”, it has always seemed frustratingly clear that our politics were still being driven by battles and arguments that occurred before I was even born and have less and less of a connection to the realities of the 21st century. That disconnect is a huge part of the problem.

    The Republicans are still pissed off that Nixon got Impeached/Resigned and have been out for revenge ever since.

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    Bovril March 29, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    Basically the man is a Trump writ small, a loud mouthed, small minded, bigotted, publicity whore with an unswerving faith in how much “Smarter” than anyone else he is.

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    sarina March 29, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    Who is going to believe an old man with “earrings”…

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    J. Edward Tremlett March 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    Slartibartfast: lartibartfast

    Dude, are you living here in Lansing?

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    The Magic M March 29, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    > The right denies the intellect and the left glories in what it calls intellect.

    Ultimately, both sides despise intellect because only dumb people follow the extremist leaders.
    History has shown us that fascists and communists, religious zealots and anarchists, they all share the “intellectuals are evil” mantra, they just dress it up differently.

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    Chris March 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    this is so funny… Bill Ayers implying that not only did he write Obama’s book, but he got screwed out of any compensation!

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    G March 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    Chris: this is so funny… Bill Ayers implying that not only did he write Obama’s book, but he got screwed out of any compensation!

    It is called sarcasm.

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    Bovril March 29, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    No, what it’s called is irrelevant pr*ck who is media whoring to salve his pathetic need for recognition.

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    elid March 29, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    @Horus –

    I’ve been convinced for years that the entire Republican party has been jonesing to get back at the Democrats for Nixon since 1976 or thereabouts. They almost got Clinton, but Clinton at least had some dirt clinging to him. Obama is so squeaky clean that they’ve had to lie and pander to racists to get any traction at all.

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    Majority Will March 29, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Bovril:
    No, what it’s called is irrelevant pr*ck who is media whoring to salve his pathetic need for recognition.

    In private, Rupert Murdoch wears a fur coat, a big, feathered hat, lots of bling and carries an enormous, bejeweled walking stick.

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    Slartibartfast March 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    Horus: The Republicans are still pissed off that Nixon got Impeached/Resigned and have been out for revenge ever since.

    And the liberals are pissed off the Nixon got pardoned for any and all crimes he might have committed instead of being prosecuted and then pardoned (had President Ford felt it necessary to do so)…

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    Slartibartfast March 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    Bovril:
    Basically the man is a Trump writ small, a loud mouthed, small minded, bigotted, publicity whore with an unswerving faith in how much “Smarter” than anyone else he is.

    Very eloquent. And accurate.

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    Slartibartfast March 29, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    J. Edward Tremlett: Dude, are you living here in Lansing?

    I’m living in Battle Creek, but I’ll be in East Lansing sometime in the next couple of days (my father still lives there).

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    Black Lion March 29, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    Cashill To Peddle Claim That Ayers Wrote Obama’s Memoir
    March 29, 2011 10:37 am ET — 6 Comments
    Fox & Friends hosted WorldNetDaily columnist Jack Cashill to promote his discredited conspiracy theory that Bill Ayers wrote President Obama’s memoir, Dreams from My Father. Cashill has a long history of pushing insane conspiracy theories about Obama.
    Fox & Friends Hosts Cashill To Push His Conspiracy Theory That Ayers Wrote Obama’s Memoir

    Fox & Friends Hosts Cashill To Promote His Conspiracy Theory That Ayers Wrote Dreams From My Father. On March 29, Fox & Friends hosted Cashill to promote his claim that Ayers wrote Obama’s memoir, Dreams from My Father. During the interview, co-host Steve Doocy asked Cashill, “[W]hy isn’t the mainstream media touching this with a 10-foot pole?” Co-host Gretchen Carlson ended the interview by promoting Cashill’s book, saying, “Well, if you want to know more about these claims, check out Jack Cashill’s book, Deconstructing Obama.” From Fox & Friends:

    http://mediamatters.org/research/201103290013

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    J. Edward Tremlett March 30, 2011 at 12:20 am #

    Slartibartfast: I’m living in Battle Creek, but I’ll be in East Lansing sometime in the next couple of days (my father still lives there).

    oh cool. we oughta go get a beer sometime

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    Slartibartfast March 30, 2011 at 12:36 am #

    J. Edward Tremlett: oh cool. we oughta go get a beer sometime

    Sounds good. Send me an email and I’ll let you know when I’ll be in town – my address is: (first name)@(last name).net

    Kevin Kesseler

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater (Bob Ross) March 30, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    Slartibartfast: Sounds good. Send me an email and I’ll let you know when I’ll be in town – my address is: (first name)@(last name).netKevin Kesseler

    Black Lion, Bovril it kind of makes me proud to see another Wrecking Crew forming

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    Slartibartfast March 31, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    J. Edward Tremlett: oh cool. we oughta go get a beer sometime

    I know it’s short notice, but I’ll be in East Lansing tonight – if you’re available, let me know and we can meet somewhere for dinner or a beer…