Hey, What Do You Know? Obama Went to a BBQ at Bill Ayers’s House After Getting Elected to the US Senate


Hey, I thought President Obama was never very good friends with Bill Ayers. He was just another guy in the neighborhood. At the time Obama was running for president he said he hadn’t seen his old neighbor since running into him on the street some time around 2004. That’s odd, since evidence has emerged indicating he attended a barbecue in Ayers’s back yard in 2005, after being elected to the US Senate.

Dr. Tom Perrin, Assistant Professor of English at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, was a graduate student at the University of Chicago at the time, and maintained a blog called “Rambling Thomas.” He lived next door to Ayers and Dohrn in Hyde Park. He wrote at 8:44 a.m. on July 6, 2005:

Guess what? I spent the 4th of July evening with star Democrat Barack Obama! Actually, that’s a lie. Obama was at a barbecue at the house next door (given by a law professor who is a former member of the Weather Underground) and we saw him over the fence at our barbecue. Well, the others did. It had started raining and he had gone inside be the time I got there. Nevertheless.

Dohrn is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University, and Chicago did, in fact, record rainfall on the Fourth of July holiday in 2005….

Read the whole thing, the blog post has been deleted, but there’s a screen shot.