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Madison cancels meet and greet with domestic terrorist Ayers

By   /   October 16, 2013  /   12 Comments

By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON — Like a Taliban speed dating luncheon, a scheduled meet-and-greet in Madison for domestic terrorist Bill Ayers has been cancelled due to lack of demand.

A staffer at the Madison Public Library Foundation, which had scheduled the event, told Wisconsin Reporter they “didn’t have the kind of interest” they thought they’d get, so they nixed the hour long event.

Madisonians are just not that into domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. A private meet and greet with Ayers has been cancelled due to low ticket sales.

Madisonians are just not that into domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. A private meet and greet with Ayers has been cancelled due to low ticket sales.

Tickets were $25 a pop.

Fans of Ayers or pathology can still come out and see the co-founder of the Weather Underground, a group of communist revolutionaries that bombed the New York City Police Headquarters, the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon in the 1970s in protest of the Vietnam War.

He will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Overture Center in downtown Madison to plug his new book “Public Enemy.” That speech is free and open to the public.

In a 2008 New York Times revisionist history op-ed , Ayers denied he engaged in acts of terrorism.

“Peaceful protests had failed to stop the war. So we issued a screaming response. But it was not terrorism; we were not engaged in a campaign to kill and injure people indiscriminately, spreading fear and suffering for political ends,” he wrote.

Larry Grathwohl, the FBI informant who infiltrated Weather Underground, said that’s a load of hooey. After describing failed Weather Underground bomb plots that would have caused mass casualties, he wrote: “Bill, like Charles Manson, never exposed himself to any kind of danger. He always gave orders and then left it to his then-girlfriend, Diane Oughton, and others to implement his plan. If you listen closely you can even hear the similarities in the arguments Manson and Billy use today to justify what they did: the 60s made me do it.”

Ayers and President Barack Obama were linked together in the 2008 presidential campaign when Sarah Palin famously accused Obama of “palling around with terrorists.”

Ayers and Obama have denied having a substantive relationship with each other. In his new book, Ayers wrote:

“Bernadine and I had hosted the initial fundraiser for Obama and uncharacteristically donated a little money to his campaign,” Ayers said. “We lived a few blocks apart and sat on a couple nonprofit boards together. So what? Who could have predicted it would blow up like this?”

Contact reporter Ryan Ekvall at rekvall@watchdog.org or find him on Twitter @Nockian.


Ryan formerly served as staff reporter for Watchdog.org.

  • HadEnough

    So glad this got cancelled – he is a sad excuse for a human being.

  • LuCha

    I’m reading Rules for Radicals right now (library). Amazing how these techniques have been used by the left.

  • OldmanRick

    This piece of garbage also has his dirty hands in the common core debacle. The following article is worthy of your time.


    That is but one article. There are many more. Just Google bill ayers and common core.

  • pauliegroup

    Progressives still want to hear him, they just rather spend the $25 bucks on pot and pizza.

  • Jean Nelson

    This would just be totally stupid to pay money to learn from a domestic terrorist

  • dan’l

    What about the 25 million that the Weather Underground was planning to liquidate? This clown thinks that everyone is as stupid as he is,

  • Richard_L_Kent

    Someone be sure to ask him if he’s heard from Diane Oughton lately.

  • Mav

    Dang. I would’ve gone just to knock his punk ass out.

  • ramblindon

    Thoughts while shaving: Bill Ayers and Barack Obama are kindred spirits, of the most evil kind, emanating from the “gates of hell”! Sum of the matter? Impeach Obama! Period! End Report!

  • Black Racism

    Owebammy meets with this hater of America often

  • Justavet

    Bill Ayers should be cancelled…..

  • Justavet

    I might pay $25 to tell him he’s a piece of…..It would be fun to watch his reaction.