Bill Ayers is just a guy who lives in President Barack Obama’s neighborhood in Chicago, but for some reason he was at Kent State University last weekend, serving as the keynote speaker at the annual commemoration of the 1970 National Guard shootings on campus. He told the audience there that there’s no connection between himself and the Boston Marathon bombers whatsoever.

“How different is the shooting in Connecticut from shooting at a hunting range?” Ayers said, according to the Akron Beacon-Journal. “Just because they use the same thing, there’s no relationship at all.” Sure, three members of the Weather Underground were killed while building nail bombs they had planned to detonate at an Army dance, so it’s understandable that some people might see a similarity, but there’s a difference, according to Ayers: “Property damage. That’s what we did.”

That’s certainly not the only difference. Just check out the #HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaev hashtag for the more nuanced look at good vs. bad terrorist bombings.

No party, but he did retweet this:

We know that liberals are the experts when it comes to nuance, but some of these differences still seem really, really slim.

  • I M Free

    Ayers didn’t come come over as a refugee. Didn’t travel to Chechnya and use pressure cooker. Thats how Ayers is different from!

    • Jackie Owens

      I know, he was homegrown!

    • lauratoni

      True, he destroyed property and it was his follower who serve prision time for the murder of a policeman. Now she is a full professor at Colmbia. Nice teaching for our children. How quickly we forget? Besides Ayers is a very good friend of Obama even to the extent of Obama announcing his run for predisent. And the property Ayers help, directed to be destroyed, wasn’t his, right? And tell me, isn’t mirder murder? Isn’t one who, cowardly, directs others, just as guilty? Does it matter where the person came from? Why, would that be an excuse?

  • independentjones

    #HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaev – One does bumps of speed; the other one is a speed bump.

    • tops116

      #HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaev – One is a practically pinata now; the other should be beaten like a pinata.

  • Jeremy

    Bill Ayers should be rotting in a prison now but,he didn’t go because some stupid judge let him walk something that won’t happen to Tsarnaev.

    • gjsmith_62

      He should have been shot as a traitor.

      • Jeremy

        I would be fine with that

        • gjsmith_62

          He got off on a technicality and now proudly boasts about it. And what do liberal elites do? Promote him to indoctrinate college age kids.

          Imagine the left’s apoplexy should he be tried in a military tribunal. Today :)

      • lauratoni

        Who? Obama’s friend?

        • gjsmith_62

          To be honest? Any one of the terrorists who planted bombs in the Pentagon, Capitol and State Dept.

          That these pukes are hailed as heroes to the left is truly vile. Poisoning the minds of college age kids.

    • lauratoni

      Don’t make too many bets. If he is convicted, look for the Federal prosecutor to also plead his case as a younger brother led by the nose by his big brother, by not being too aggressive, just enough to satisfy the public. Well, Obama’s public. After all remember, Attorney General Holder is in charge. Remember the New Black Panthers case where with the aid of the strutting members, in their uniform, one carrying a baton or stick, in front of the polling doors, was not sufficient evidence to press charges? And how about that Fast and Furious? After playing games with Congress for a year Holder crawled under Obama’s executive privilege? By the way, in an US Supreme Court decision, Nixon vs United States, was that exeutive privilege was not absolute. However, it takes courage to bring suit against the president. There have been courageous Congress personnel in the past.

    • jebjr

      Don’t bet the farm on some stupid judge and/or jury not letting Tsarnaev walk. Witness some of the idiotic rulings that have come out of our judicial system lately. All his attorneys have to do is get a change of venue to San Francisco and he’s as good as free.

  • grais

    Does he really think people don’t remember? Does he really think people can’t read?
    Here’s a BIG difference : The surviving Boston Bomber will be punished for the murders he committed.

  • Maquis

    Failing in your effort to kill hundreds of soldiers and their loved ones does not make you innocent.

    By the way, Ayers is the monster that provided the early progressive murder metric of 10% of American Citizens, those that most certainly couldn’t be reformed in his re-education camps, those that would have to be put down for the good of the collective. Very Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol-Pot, Obama-like, but definitely not a “bad” terrorist.

  • Jeremy

    Vile POS

  • CatHerder

    You. Are. A. Terrorist.

    I don’t care about your motives, the cultural context or anything else, when you decided to set off a bomb designed to take American lives, you became a terrorist. Period F’ing Dot.

    • Clayton Grant

      A jihadist by any other name is still a jihadist.

      • gjsmith_62

        Ah … Much better, maybe the previous was friendly fire?


    • IBXNJ

      Bill YOUR cause trumps NOTHING!!!!! You are, and always will be, a TERRORIST!!

  • Jan in Tx

    We’ll forget all about Bill Ayers… Just like we forgot all about Jane Fonda..

    • oldtimered

      Don’t forget John Kerry who was to be court martialed for giving aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war. Now he is secretary of state. We have gone insane.

  • trixiewoobeans

    “Cowardly opportunists” and “host-destroying parasites”, that’s how you compare.

  • mickeyco

    Only difference is that Ayers wasn’t as good at it as Tsarnaev.

  • CR

    The ONLY difference between Ayers and the Boston Bombers is competence.

    For heaven’s sake, these people don’t even pretend to be logically consistent with a single one of their positions any more.

  • bittman

    Ayers is different from Tsarnaev in that after leaving the Weather Underground, Ayers trained our teachers. Some of the other WU folks also went on to train our teachers. Maybe this is why we are so unhappy about what is being taught to our children.

    • TugboatPhil

      That IS the worst part. These scum are not just celebrated by the elites of academia, but they are hired, given tenure and the opportunity to develop curriculum for schools across the country.

      The Weather Underground bombs – Bill Ayers DID build that.

  • Chip

    I think he is more akin to those cowards who killed little girls at church in Birmingham.

  • Ntr

    Ayers “don’t lump me in” comment is his way of rubbing it in the faces of the American people. Sure, the Weather Underground attacks didn’t lead to any casualties but the fact that they used nail bombs (and other shrapnel-increasing devices) shows the intent to cause harm on people was there.

    He should be sitting in a prison with a life sentence.

    • Any Man

      Weather Underground did lead to deaths, not just their own people. Boston Police Headquarters is named in part for Walter Schroeder. A patrolman killed in the line of duty by members of Weather Underground in 1970…

      • Ntr

        Thanks for the correction :) That’s what i get for trusting the left-leaning wikipedia as my only source this time. There’s not one mention of Walter Schroeder there.

  • BlahBlah

    Yes but the word “different” doesn’t mean what you think it means.

  • detroit19

    ‘Don’t lump me in with those other terrorist bombers’ just because I am a terrorist bomber.

  • Richard Jefferies

    “Don’t lump me in with the Boston bombers, they were competent enough to actually accomplish their bombings, we were a bunch of bumbling boobs blowing up ourselves.”

  • Rulz

    I think you’ve done that yourself, Mr. Ayers.

  • videosavant

    The Chechen kid wasn’t mentally deranged because his father was the wealthy head of a electrical power utility colossus.

  • Gary Freeman

    One hates America because radicalism taught them to, the other hates America because liberalism taught him to.

    • Grumpa Grumpus


      So in essence:

      A difference that makes no difference, is no difference!

      Bravo, sir!

  • gjsmith_62

    “Comparing me to the Boston bombers is like comparing a gun range shooter to the Newtown massacre”

    What an a$$hole! No, shooting a firearm is legal! Planting bombs at the Pentagon, Ft Dix and police stations is NOT.

    What a self absorbed narcissistic twit. ( Ayers, but he was Obama’s mentor, no? )

    The only difference? You attacked the country you were born in. Only in America, can an America hating a$$hole be a professor in a university ( again, ayers not Obama )

    This guy is precisely what’s wrong in “higher education”, complete moral relativity, an inability to call something evil.

    Bill Ayers, you are evil.

    • tops116

      Sad fact is, the only reason the Left would turn on him is because he said gun range shooters were different from Adam Lanza.

      • gjsmith_62

        Love your wit! But, the left will never turn on socialists who have anarchist tendencies.

  • Steve_J

    Too bad Ayers wasn’t in the basement of the Brownstone with his girlfriend.

    • gjsmith_62

      Ah, she’s only “property”, remember, nothing but property was harmed. Who knew Ayers was Muslim.

  • constitutionminded

    One wrote Obuma’s book and one didn’t.

  • tops116

    Oh, the two stories are different. One bomber is dead and the other is in custody, while filth like Ayers got a pass for killing people.

  • charfoxt

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev is in a bad place today; Ayers will be in bad place eventually….

    • TocksNedlog


  • BAW

    Ayers is the homegrown White Male terrorist the left is always hoping for, warning us about. Except he’s one of them, instead of one of us.

    • Raye09

      Scary and disgusting, if he was a libertarian or republican he would be an “anti government nut”, instead he is an “intellectual”. Why is Bill Ayers held in such high regard? He IS the same as the Boston bomber, the only difference is the Tsarnaev’s killed innocent people, Bill planned to kill innocent people but instead 3 of his cronies got blown away( if the bomb killed his flunkies then they could have very well killed others had they gone off).

  • disqus_FlD2VMR2RJ

    One encourages youths to behave like criminals; the other is a criminal youth.

  • nc

    Bill “Don’t Lump Me Bro” Ayers is so arrogant he thinks he gets to define himself as to whether or not he is a terrorist. Well, naturally, the libbies have enabled that, elevating him to be such an esteemed professor and all.

    But facts are facts, and if you blow things up without regard for human life and, after all these years, “wish you had done more,” you ARE a terrorist.

  • Raye09

    I am at a loss for words, the fact a domestic terrorist has tenure at a university, and is friends with our president appalls me as it. Add in the fact he has the audacity to claim what he did is “different” is disgusting.

    If this sort of insanity continues, forget Tsarnaev not getting the death penalty, the creep may walk; and 40 years from now he might be teaching at a university as a “distinguished professor”.

  • Axelgreaser

    YOU GOT’TA HAVE FRIENDS! Hi! Come on in. You may not know me, but I tried to blow up the Pentagon and my lovely wife Bernadine Dohn here was implicated in murdering a policeman went on the lam, did a litte time and was like me, released with a wrist slap and rewarded with a high paying job in academia where we’ve been polluting and distorting the minds of American youth ever since. Bern is a lovely gourmet cook, we’re having Kobe Steaks tonight. Hope that’s alright with you both. Nothing but the best for terrorists! Whew! That was a mouthful. Let’s see. Oh, and yes, three of my closest terrorist friends blew their heads off and the explosion was so powerful it took the the facade of an apartment building out. We were mixing explosives and of course we didn’t care who died in that building, but didn’t think we would be among the dead should something go wrong, but thank Lucifer I made it! So, you see, I’m just so happy we are like minded, please come in! I’m delighted to meet you as you are the one we’ve been waiting for all these years, the ‘chosen one’ and we’re so pleased that I’m going to be ghosting one of your profitable ‘fantasy’ bio’s, and Bern and I will be happy to baby sit those adorable girls for you anytime you need to be out rustling up some ‘pay to play.’ Hahaha! So come on in. Oh, hello David. Great to see you again Valerie. What are you drinking? We have Turpentine and Nitroglycerine.

    Gag, puke, upchuck!

  • peteee363

    which terrorist bombers would he like to be compared to?

  • Clete Torres

    “I disagree on the question of we should not have- we should have done more. What I’m saying there and I’ve said it very clearly is that no one did enough in this country to end the war. We knew it was wrong. We knew it was illegal. We knew it was immoral.”

    -Bill Ayers, author of “The Audacity of Hope” and “Dreams of My Father”

  • lillymckim

    “Guilty as sin free as a bird”

  • JustLikeAnimals

    If anybody deserves to be tortured, it’s this assclown. I’d happily water-board his dumb ass.

    Truth is, Ayers is surfacing for a Presidential pardon for anything he “might” have done.

  • Red Pill

    If any U.S. citizen had foreknowledge of, and perhaps even involvement in planning the 9/11/2001 attacks, in my opinion it appears that Bill Ayers would be a prime suspect.

  • © Sponge

    So, who’s going to start the #HowAyersIsSimilarToBrettKimberlin tag? Both terrorized Americans, both are responsible for deaths and both are unrepentant even though only one did actual time for their crimes.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Similar, but different… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Adrian Vance

    Bill Ayers got away with it by pure luck. He was implicated in several deaths and the authorities never could put it together. That’s all…

    See The Two Minute Conservative via Google or: When you speak ladies will swoon and liberal gentlemen will weep.

  • gold7406

    A pos in the 60’s a pos now

  • TocksNedlog

    So, as the keynote speaker at an event commemorating the killing of four anti-war protestors at Kent State by the National Guard, Bill Ayers spoke about . . . himself?
    AND acted as his own apologist?

    Who the HELL does this arrogant narcissist think he is, the President of the United States?!

    • yacope

      well done sir!

  • Right Wired

    #HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaev Ayers lived in Chicago.

    That’s the only difference.

  • An American Veteran

    My hatred for Ayers runs deep, if it wasn’t for my morals, my belief in the rule of law, I would have personally hunted this animal down.

    • Mark81150

      I understand exactly what you mean.. only a moral code holds justice back from visiting him some morning..

      sigh.. why he ever was set loose to laugh when that police officer is still dead, his family scared.. all so he can keep up his communist revolutionary BS.. to empty headed trust fund lefty’s, teach them to hate their country while he hides behind the skirts of the rule of law.. depending on the very system he’d destroy to protect his traitorous self.. milking the capitalist system for all he can..

      That he’s still breathing is a testament to how much we value the rule of law.

  • James Paul

    What Bill Ayers means is that his terrorist actions did not succeed where as the current islamic terrorists always get what they want. So no he is not like the Boston bomber, because the boston bomber gets what he wants, even if he dies to get the appeasement for the rest of his kind…. Where do failures go after they fail, thats right, on to higher education…. Not all teachers are failures but most liberal failure hacks seek to become teachers….

  • Mark81150

    That this duche didn’t fry in old sparky is a disgrace.. a traitor and a terrorist, and his defenders are either the stupidest beings on Earth or they share his evil values..

    He calmly discussed within his “group” the genocide of as many as 25,000,000 Americans for simply rejecting his “revolution.. He’s unfit to breathe our air, but the cool hip prezzy thinks he’s alright..

    There is no excuse for letting him teach, let alone hire him to pick up trash..

  • Mark81150

    All he wanted to do was “property damage”… yet one cop is still dead.. and why use nailbombs, unless he wanted to kill those Soldiers and their dates and wives..

    He isn’t even capable of making a lame excuse, just a truly pathetic one..

    If he’s all that, let him move to Boston.. I doubt they’d think he’s so different.