Turning Down The Terrorist Emeritus

Now … this one will REALLY shock you.

No joke.


Turning Down The Terrorist Emeritus

Investor’s Business Daily, by Staff [a VERY reputable newspaper, by the way. Worthy of a mail-subscription.]

Original Article


Posted 9/24/2010 8:45:49 PM

Academia: In an era when our universities have become liberal re-education camps, '60s radical William Ayers has been denied professor emeritus status. For one brief instance, academia shows a spine. It was, no pun intended, a bombshell. Ayers, a professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and co-founder of the anti-war group Weather Underground, was denied the honor he requested for himself after a passionate speech by board chairman Chris Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy.

Reply 1 -
Remember, Ayres has claimed he wrote part of Obama’s book and the record seems to back him up.
Who knew?

Reply 2 -
He and his cronies never served any time for their crimes. Why is that?

Reply 3 -
I think that the police and FBI broke the law tracking them down so the charges were dropped.

Reply 4 -
After Obama’s inauguration, the arrogant Ayers admitted he took part in the cop killing. Since there’s no statute of limitations for murder, a new investigation was begun on his taking part in the killing. It was shortly after shut down by the DOJ, presumably because he is more than just “the guy who lives down the street” from the Obamboozler.

Reply 5 -
Not so fast.

“Showed some spine,” or recognized either “a bridge too far,” or the lack of upside to irritating the voters further?

An excerpt:

Kennedy said he could not confer the title “to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to the man who murdered my father.” Kennedy referred to a 1974 book co-authored by Ayers, “Prairie Fire,” that was dedicated to, among others, RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan and “all political prisoners in the U.S.”

Ayers’ “body of work” includes Weather Underground bombings of NYPD headquarters in June 1970, the U.S. Capitol Building in March 1971 and the Pentagon in May 1972. A review of his memoir, “Fugitive Days,” appeared oddly enough on Sept. 11, 2001, in the New York Times. “I don’t regret setting bombs,” he told reviewer Dinitia Smith. “I feel we didn’t do enough.” In the book, he said he found “a certain eloquence in explosives.”

John Murtaugh wasn’t at the UIC board meeting, but he could have told the members plenty. Murtaugh is the son of a judge whose home got bombed by the Underground on the morning of Feb. 21, 1970. Three gasoline-filled firebombs went off, two at the front door and one under the family car.

Young Murtaugh’s father, then a New York Supreme Court justice, was presiding over the trial of the Panther 21, members of the Black Panther Party indicted in a plot to bomb New York landmarks and department stores. Ayers’ wife, Bernadine Dohrn, later acknowledged Weathermen responsibility for the bombing.

Ayers became an academic when he realized he could do more damage to our society by controlling what our children are taught than by blowing up buildings one at a time. An idea of what William Ayers had in mind for America’s schools was provided in his own words in November 2006 at the World Education Forum in Caracas, Venezuela, hosted by dictator Hugo Chavez.

With Chavez at his side, Ayers voiced his support for “the political educational reforms under way here in Venezuela under the leadership of President Chavez. We share the belief that education is the motor force of revolution. … I look forward to seeing how . … all of you continue to overcome the failures of capitalist education as you seek to create something truly new and deeply humane.”


More people climbing on the bandwagon to unearth the truth.

Original article:



Christopher G. Kennedy, chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, led the effort to deny Bill Ayers the title of professor emeritus because Ayers had written a book dedicated in part to the killer of his father, Robert F. Kennedy. But this “book,” titled, Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism, had been written back in 1974. Let’s hope that Christopher Kennedy’s expression of disgust can not only lead to a review of what Ayers said but what he did—in the form of eyewitness testimony that Ayers had knowledge of a bombing plot that took the life of San Francisco Police Officer Brian V. McDonnell back in 1970. The case is still open and will be the subject of an October 21 conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

One of the speakers will be Larry Grathwohl, a former FBI informant in the Weather Underground who has talked in detail about how Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn specialized in making bombs deliberately designed to kill people with deadly shrapnel. Ayers told Grathwohl that Dohrn planted the bomb that killed McDonnell. And yet Ayers claims they never hurt anybody and didn’t intend to. This is the claim that gets prominent media attention, while Grathwohl’s testimony to the contrary, delivered under oath before grand juries and before a congressional committee, gets mostly ignored or dismissed.

Christopher Kennedy’s condemnation of Ayers’ tribute to his father’s killer should be a wake-up call to the liberal and “progressive” community, including President Obama himself, who have excused their associations with Ayers and Dohrn on the pretext that all of this happened many years ago and that the two professors have somehow been rehabilitated. Kennedy said he was not aware of any remorse by Ayers.


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