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Monday, May 07, 2012

How things have changed

The Old Curmudgeon is, well, old.  Or at least old enough to remember the violence of the 60s.  Race riots, war protests and some out-and-out revolutionary activities.  I can remember Chicago in 1968, and even Judge Julius Hoffman and the Chicago Seven.  So this article from Robert Verbruggen at National Review Online brought back some memories.
Bernardine Dohrn has a history with the Justice Department. More specifically, in the early 1970s, she was one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives because of her actions with the Weather Underground, a violent radical organization.

Times have changed. In 2010 and 2011, the Justice Department saw fit to give $400,000 in grants to an organization that lists Dohrn as a member of its board of directors: a $150,000 grant in September of 2010 and a $250,000 grant a year later.

And she and her husband are just passing acquaintances with Obama.  No long time political connections.  No personal relationships or mutual ideology.  Yeah, right.

Follow the money.  And it's oh too often the people's money.

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