And everyone else has a different story.
I have long found that odd - and intriguing.
In 2005, Obama, told American Libraries magazine:
He said the same thing at Wesleyan's Commencement in 2008.
‘People always mention libraries in terms of just being sources for reading material or research. But I probably would not be in Chicago were it not for the Manhattan public library, because I was looking for an organizing job and was having great trouble finding a job as a community organizer in New York.
‘The Mid-Manhattan Library had these books of lists of organizations, and the librarian helped me find these lists of organizations, and I wrote to every organization. One of them wound up being an organization in Chicago that I got a job with.’
But the man who hired him - Gerald Kellman (Marty Kaufman in Obama's memoir, and an ardent disciple of Alinsky) - has an entirely different account - one he related at the DNC Convention in Denver:
In 1985, I needed to hire a community organizer. I found myself in New York City, across from a 25-year-old recent college graduate. I wanted to convince him to give up a comfortable life and a bright future to come to Chicago to take up the toughest of challenges for a salary of just $10,000 a year.
It was not difficult to convince Barack to take the job. All I had to do was describe what had happened to people on the south side of Chicago. The region had once been the largest producer of steel in the entire world, but the mills had shut down one by one. Other industries began to close, then stores and offices. Without jobs, neighborhoods unraveled and kids became easy prey for gangs and drugs.
Two weeks later, using $2,000 we gave him to buy a car, Barack arrived in Chicago.
THIS FOLLOWING VERSION COMPORTS WITH KELLMAN'S SPEECH:
BYRON YORK:KELLMAN HAS BEEN CONSISTENT: HE PLACED ADS AND SET OUT TO GET OBAMA.Kellman set out to find a black organizer. He ran an ad in some trade publications, and Obama responded.
But at first Kellman wasn’t sure Obama was right for the job. “My wife was Japanese-American,” Kellman recalled. “I showed her the résumé, with the background in Hawaii. The name’s Obama, so I asked, ‘Could this be Japanese?’ She said, ‘Sure, it could be.’” It was only when Kellman talked to Obama on the phone, and Obama “expressed interest in something African-American culturally,” that a relieved Kellman offered Obama the job.
- AN AD???
- IN VAGUE PUBLICATIONS?
- HAS ANYBODY SEEN A COPY OF ONE?
- AND IN THIS VERSION, KELLMAN OFFERS OBAMA THE JOB OVER THE PHONE. HMM...
- HE IS ABSOLUTELY NOT SAYING HE GOT A LETTER FROM OBAMA.
And there's another tidbit that I find VERY intriguing: Obama has EXPLICITLY said and written that when he got to Chicago he "didn't know a soul".
LISTEN TO HIM SAY IT:
Huh. WHY BE SO SPECIFIC?! It's like, ya know: HE'S HIDING SOMETHING! What!? That he was deeply connected to Chicago.
[ODDLY/CURIOUSLY/INTRIGUINGLY: THE PAGE IN DREAMS OF MY FATHER ON WHICH OBAMA DESCRIBES THE JOB OFFER (page 140) IS NOT ONLINE. THE PAGE BEFORE IT IS; THE PAGE AFTER IT IS. Huh. Hmmmmmmmmm...
Besides being one degree of separation from Alinsky and tutoring Obama in leftist tactics, Kellman is also the man who INSTRUCTED Obama to join a "black Church" to help is organizing.]
I think the reason Kellman and Obama have different stories is because they are both lying.
I think Kellman and Obama are hiding the real deep connections Obama has to Chicago - the connections that got him that first job and the job where he met Michelle Robinson and have protected him ever since.
Where does Obama's Chicago Connection really begin?
Perhaps with Obama's mother.
In Dreams from my Father, Obama writes that his mother - Stanley Ann Dunham (born in November, 1942, and nick-named Anna) - went to Chicago to be an au pair one summer. She claimed - according to Barack, that she went to Chicago because she wanted to apply to the University of Chicago. In the book, Obama writes that she said she was 16 at the time, and that she distinctly remembered seeing the GREAT movie Black Orpheus while she was there.
Well, er.. um: as I detail in this earlier post, Black Orpheus was released in the USA in December of 1959, so if she saw it in summer while "au pairing" then she was 17 - it HAD TO BE THE SUMMER OF 1960 and she has already been accepted to University of Hawaii.
In August 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state to be admitted into the Union. Dunham's parents sought business opportunities in the new state, and after graduating from high school in 1960, Dunham and her family moved to Hawaii. Dunham soon enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.
This leads me to believe that she did not go to Chicago because she was interested in APPLYING the University if Chicago. By the summer of 1960 she was already headed to U 0f H.
Therefore, the "I was an au pair in 1959" is is also a cover story.
WHY HAVE A COVER STORY UNLESS THERE'S SOMETHING TO COVER UP?
Barack must have needed to cover up the real reason she chose to go to Chicago.
And this leads me to suspect that she may not have even been an au pair - or of she was, that it was for someone connected to an acquaintance of hers who Barack doesnlt want anyone to know about.
You see, I just don't think a 17 year old girl from a Kansas-based family who grew up in the state of Washington with RECENT Hawaii connections would select Chicago OUT OF THE BLUE and go there without without knowing a soul or in whose home she'd be "au pairing".
AND SO, WHO COULD THAT HAVE BEEN, WHERE DID SHE AU PAIR!? AND WHO PUT HER IN TOUCH WITH THEM?
I think the key is Frank Marshall Davis.
Davis and his wife were from Chicago. He was a journalist and Communist in Chicago who left when it became difficult - because of the Red Scare - to thrive there. He felt the heat and split.
According to his son Mark Davis - (who frequently commented at this blog in the past, to counter my early Davis/Obama posts) - his mother, Davis's wife, was a from a wealthy white family in Chicagol; I think Mark said she was a socialite. (I haven't found her maiden name, perhaps he will read this post and send it to me!)
While in Chicago, Davis worked at the same Chicago newspaper as Vernon Jarrett, (also a Communist at the time and Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett's ex-father-in-law; more on this later).
In Davis's memoir - (like Obama's fictionalized with some people made into compressed characters to protect innocent people; FOR EXAMPLE: in DFMF Obama renamed Jerry Kellman, Marty Kaufman) - Dais says he and his wife slept with a young white teenager named "ANN"; UK TELEGRAPH:
He then described how he and his wife would have sex with the girl. “Anne came up many times the next several weeks, her aunt thinking she was in good hands. Actually she was.(Previous post on this here.)
“She obtained a course in practical sex from experienced and considerate practitioners rather than from ignorant insensitive neophytes….I think we did her a favour, although the pleasure was mutual.”
I think ANNE was Stanley Ann Dunham, after all, Anna was her nick-name! It's hardly a stretch!
I now suspect Stanley Ann got pregnant as a result of her sex with Davis and went to Chicago for an abortion, and while there was brought into the Davis-Jarrett nexus.
I think this because Frank Marshall Davis - and Vernon Jarrett - CONNECT ALL THE DOTS in Obama's meteoric rise in both the Chicago left and inside Chicago's Machine.
Jarrett was neighbors with the Bowman family - whose daughter Valerie would marry his son and become Valerie Jarrett - who became a key cog in the Chicago Machine and Obama's senior advisor and most trusted aide.
Valerie's mother served on the Board of Trustees of a major left-wing group - THE ERIKSON GROUP - with TOM AYERS - Bill Ayers father. And Bill Ayers' wife was also on the Board at time. This Group was founded in 1966.
SO, we have established Bowman-Ayers connection and a Bowman-Jarrett connection and a Jarrett-Davis connection and it's a fact that they were all lefties.
Billy Ayers would have been 12 or 13 yrs old the summer 17 year old Stanley Ann was an au pair.
WAS SHE BABY-SITTING FOR BILLY? Or Vernon Jarrett's son, William Robert Jarrett who would have bee 5 or 6 yrs old?
Seriously, all these key people in Barack's life tie back to Frank Davis and his Chicago connections.
Barack launched his political career in Bill Ayers home
Barack's biggest job before entering the Illinois State Senate was with the Annenberg Challenge group where he worked with Bill Ayers.
The Ayers family was politically tied into the Jarrett's and the Bowman's - and they were all Hyde Park neighbors; (Hyde Park is the ritzy left-wing neighborhood they all lived in; even Farrakhan and Khalidi lived there).
I'd bet that these friends of Frank Davis got Stanley Ann her abortion.
I think she came back and got pregnant again.
And I think she probably didn't want to go through with another one.
So she STAYED pregnant.
I feel that she decided needed a husband and father - WHO WAS BLACK. And that since Davis wasn't gonna give up his white wife - he helped her find Obama Sr: a married African at the university who wanted the marriage so he could stay in the USA.
A year later, when Obama Sr. decided to go back to Africa, the phony marriageto Dunham and her son BY ANOTHER MAN - was of no use or interest, and he just split.
A few years and one husband later, when Stanley Ann decided to neglect her children and devote herself to esoteric academic research in south Asia, she dumped Barack with her parents.
If Barack's REAL father was nearby - Frank - then this "dumping" less horrible and more understandable; in fact, it's hardly dumping at all.
While his mother was in Indonesia during part of his teenage years, Mr Obama lived with his white grandparents. Mrs Weatherly-Williams said that the poet was first introduced to the future Democratic presidential candidate in 1970 at the age of 10.Before heading off to college, Barack wrote a poem about Davis.
“Stan had been promising to bring Barry by because we all had that in common - Frank’s kids were half-white, Stan’s grandson was half-black and my son was half-black. We all had that in common and we all really enjoyed it. We got a real kick out of reality.”
Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obama's half-sister, told the Associated Press recently that her grandfather had seen Mr Davis was “a point of connection, a bridge if you will, to the larger African-American experience for my brother".
In his memoir, Mr Obama recounts how he visited Mr Davis on several occasions, apparently at junctures when he was grappling with racial issues, to seek his counsel.
At one point in 1979 Mr Davis described university as “an advanced degree in compromise” that was designed to keep blacks in their place.
Mr Obama quoted him as saying: “Leaving your race at the door. Leaving your people behind. Understand something, boy. You’re not going to college to get educated. You’re going there to get trained.”
He added that “they’ll tank on your chain and let you know that you may be a well-trained, well-paid nigger, but you’re a nigger just the same.”
WHAT DID HE CALL IT?!!?
Perhaps Obama was told Davis was his real biological father at around this time - which happens to be when Obama begins to get serious about his goals:
VIA LUTHERAN SURREALISM:This Davis-Chicago nexus probably gets Obama into Columbia; it definitiely helped get him into Harvard: according to Percy Sutton - former Manhattan Borough president and Malcolm X's lawyer - Sutton was contacted by a leading Black Muslim FROM TEXAS OF ALL PLACES to help Barack get into Harvard. The Black Muslim from Texas just happened to be a protege of Farrakahn - from Chicago.Obama's Adolescent Poem
The following poem has been published in the Guardian. It's by Barack Obama. I liked it quite well, and felt that it has a certain lyrical urgency. He was 19 when it was written.
It was published in a student journal at Occidental College in 1981.
The poet to whom he is writing in the poem is pretty clearly Frank Marshall Davis, whom he addresses as "Pop," and who is one of Obama's mentors in Dreams of My Father.
Davis was a communist poet who was under heavy FBI scrutiny for decades due to his adherence to the CPUSA.
If you want to find his FBI file, it exists online. It's not clear to me to what extent Obama's mentor and he himself share a political line. But they shared poetry. I think Obama is quite lyrical in this piece.
Some think he didn't write his books, but I say he did. He clearly has an ear, and an eye, and a soul for poetry. See what you think. (The word shink three fourths of the way down may be a typo. It has a dictionary meaning of to shrink away.)Pop
Sitting in his seat, a seat broad and broken
In, sprinkled with ashes,
Pop switches channels, takes another
Shot of Seagrams, neat, and asks
What to do with me, a green young man
Who fails to consider the
Flim and flam of the world, since
Things have been easy for me;
I stare hard at his face, a stare
That deflects off his brow;
I'm sure he's unaware of his
Dark, watery eyes, that
Glance in different directions,
And his slow, unwelcome twitches,
Fail to pass.
I listen, nod,
Listen, open, till I cling to his pale,
Beige T-shirt, yelling,
Yelling in his ears, that hang
With heavy lobes, but he's still telling
His joke, so I ask why
He's so unhappy, to which he replies ...
But I don't care anymore, cause
He took too damn long, and from
Under my seat, I pull out the
Mirror I've been saving; I'm laughing,
Laughing loud, the blood rushing from
To mine, as he grows small,
A spot in my brain, something
That may be squeezed out, like a
Watermelon seed between
Pop takes another shot, neat,
Points out the same amber
Stain on his shorts that I've got on mine,
Makes me smell his smell, coming
From me; he switches channels, recites
an old poem
He wrote before his mother died,
Stands, shouts, and asks
For a hug, as I shink*, my
Arms barely reaching around
His thick, oily neck, and his broad back;
I see my face, framed within
Pop's black-framed glasses
And know he's laughing too.*
NOW I ASK YOU: How would a Black Muslim from TEXAS know about an atheistic half-white/half-Kenyan kid from Hawaii living in Chicago other than through his Chicago connection Farrakhan!?
It's the SIMPLEST possiblity. It passes Occam's Razor.
The law firm where Obama interned - Sydley Austin - and where he met Michelle was one dominated by Tom Ayers and Chicago Con Ed - the huge firm which he ran. (More on Bill Ayers' rich leftist father here.)
When Obama graduated Harvard Law he didn't go back to Sydley Austin, instead he went to a small down'n dirty law firm deeply entrenched in Chicgao and Illinois Politics: WSJ:
... the Chicago Sun-Times did a deep dive into Barack’s days as a lawyer at Miner, Barnhill & Galland. After Harvard Law, Obama returned to the Windy City and joined the small litigation firm with deep Chicago political connections. As the Law Blog noted, Obama had an offer from Sidley Austin, where he had summered, but instead chose Miner Barnhill.His wife Michelle was hired by VALERIE JARRETT - who was part of Harold Washington's Machine and went deep inside Daley's Machine after Harold died and Daley took over Chicago again by merging the old Machine with the blacks and leftists Washington controlled.
... Said Judson Miner to the Sun-Times: “Barack was a young kid when he came here. He was not ‘THE Barack Obama’ yet.” And Miner also said: “As smart as he is, he is very quick to appreciate all kinds of nuances with legal issues. He finds it very hard to shoot back a real quick, simple answer. His instinct was to better understand what the nuances were.”
After three years as a full-time associate, he was elected to the State Senate.
Rezko, Blagojevich, Axelrod, Jarrett and Rahm Emanuel were all part of this machine - and Obama's campaign and now his administration.
How Obama went from the state Senate to the White House is outlined here.
Like his rise from Hawaii to Harvard and Chicago, it's all about Obama's connections.
Connections on the Left, with the Chicago Machine, and with the Shadow Party of billionaire George Soros.
And those connections all begin with Frank Marshall Davis.
[All we'd need to do to prove this is get some DNA from the president and Mark Davis and an Obama 1/2 brother in Kenya.]
(Obama's czars represent the transformation of his administration into an unaccountable Shadow Government run by the Shadow Party and the Chicago Machine.)
- ROUND UP HERE!