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GLENN: Holy cow. We have now new audio from Bill Ayers on the WikiLeaks. Do

you have it? This is from

PAT: Yeah, I didn't think it was going already but it is.

GLENN: This is from

TheBlaze.com. It will be posted in a few minutes. This is an

exclusive, I believe from TheBlaze.com right now. It is Bill Ayers talking about WikiLeaks. In it he does not denounce violence of the weather underground. He

compares WikiLeaks to the Weather Underground and, in fact, at one point he's a

little indignant that the radio host tries to imply that he denounces violence.

Here it is.

VOICE: In all of your interviews, especially, you know, around the election, you

always had to open up by denouncing the violence inflicted by the Weather

Underground and what we were wondering, which never got talked about, is what

actually drove you guys during that era? What drove these activists that you

knew to such extreme measures?

AYERS: I'm let me just start by saying I'm not certain I understood the

beginning of your question. You said always denounced the violence of the

Weather Underground?

VOICE: Well, yeah. It seemed like, it seemed like you always

AYERS: I don't remember that.

VOICE: Well, it seemed like you always had to open up by being like it was very,

you know, regrettable and so forth.

AYERS: I don't believe I ever said it's regrettable, but so

PAT: I don't think he has, either.

AYERS: I'll tell you I'll answer your question but I don't quite agree with the

way you set it up because actually what I've consistently, including in

everything I've written, is that there is no question that the Weather

Underground crossed, you know, lines of legality and I sometimes say we crossed

lines of common sense in certain ways, but I never denounce what we did. And the

reason is because in the context of those times and what was going on


TheBlaze:


‘I Never Denounced’ W.U. Violence: Ayers Compares Weather Underground to

WikiLeaks

GLENN: The ends justify the means.

AYERS: I actually think that we were very restrained, and I've always thought

that, and I still think it. So but what drove us to it? Well, I would say this:

That I was one simple way to say it is in a story. I was first arrested opposing

the war in Vietnam in 1965.

GLENN: You are hearing Bill Ayers, brand audio.

AYERS: At that point, something like 80% of Americans supported the war,

something like 10, 15% opposed the war. Over the next three years activism

became much more intense, much more public. I participated in a lot of it. A lot

of organizing went on against the war. I think the most violent force then and

even more violent today is the U.S. Government. Do I think what we did was

brilliant? Not really. Do I think it was horrendous? Absolutely not. You compare

6,000 people in one week being murdered by my government to, you know, an

escalated piece of vandalism against a military computer inside the Pentagon,

there's no comparison. And to kind of focus on the Weather Underground as this

violent, unbelievably out of control, I think it reminds me, if you put it in

today's context, here we have WikiLeaks describing, you know, revealing all the

incredible things going on. The real assault on democracy by our government in a

systematic way. And how does the news media cover it? Oh, my gosh, it's leaking,

it's dishonest. Who's dishonest in this picture? Who's the liar in this picture?

Who's the force for oppression and exploitation? Well, in my view if you look at

the Sixties and you look at the Seventies, the Weather Underground was not only

restrained, we were temperate, we were not particularly violent. We destroyed

some property.

GLENN: Can you stop for a second? I just said this, I looked at Pat when I'm

listening to him and I'm saying, this is all set up. This is a setup. This

Julian Assange thing, when did we know he was coming out with things?

PAT: Was it August?

GLENN: I think it was a little before August.

PAT: Maybe, maybe before that.

STU: Well, he had the war stuff over the summer and then it's been more recent.

Recent stuff.

GLENN: So we knew. Why did he wait until now? Does anybody know?

PAT: Christmas Gift for the left?

GLENN: Why did he wait until now?

PAT: Stocking stuffer?

GLENN: Why? Why? Why would you wait on that? Why would you sit on that stuff?

STU: I think I've heard him I could be wrong on this but I think he wanted

separation to some degree.

GLENN: From?

STU: From the other stuff that he released, the war stuff, which is why he's

supposedly trickling it out now instead of just releasing it all at once, have

more impact. I don't know if you buy that, but that's been something tossed

around.

GLENN: I just find it, I find it really interesting. Listen. Bill Ayers, no

matter what he says, is a friend of Barack Obama and Barack Obama's allies. They

may not be close friends but they know each other. They worked in the same damn

building one door away. They were on the same board. They lived in the same

neighborhood. They know each other. They're friends. I'm not saying that they're

having, you know, nacho parties and watching football games on the weekend, but

they are friends. Bill Ayers, without a shadow of a doubt, is friends with many

people surrounding this president.

Now, Bill Ayers is now coming out now, listen. Because what's happening here? We

are taking down this regime, if you will. Well, who's in charge? Who's in

charge? Barack Obama, right? Well, if you take down this regime, wouldn't you be

taking down Barack Obama? Or are we just taking down America? Because, as I told

you before, they are building a structure and they need to have the structure

completed before it collapses. I've told you they are preparing. They have. The

only piece left is the media and the military. Now, I don't know what their

military plan is, but I do know what their media plan is. Because you can find

it on The Blaze. We just played we did it for about 45 minutes today, playing

the audio. Listen to the commissioner of the FCC. He wants to control television

and the characters on television.

The only thing left is the media and the military. I know what they are planning

on doing in the media, and that happens December 20th or 21st? The FCC goes

against the wishes of congress and against federal judges and they are going to

do Internet, what do you call it?

PAT: Net neutrality.

GLENN: Net neutrality through, if you remember I said the most dangerous man in

America is Cass Sunstein, our regulatory czar. He controls and writes all the

regulations. Once you make congress irrelevant, it's all about regulations and

paperwork. So what are they doing on December 20th? They are changing the

federal regulations on the Internet. They will regulate it through the FCC. Cass

Sunstein. We will show you, you can read about it more on TheBlaze.com about the

military and what is happening currently with the military. The military has

been doing military exercises and we are tracking all of this stuff down and we

are going to do probably an hour special on it tomorrow night. But all of the

pieces are in place. So Barack Obama doesn't collapse in the system. The people

remember, bottom up, cause chaos, get people to march in the streets. Cause

chaos. Cause a, what was it Soros says in Step Number 3, what he did to all the

other nations? You cause distrust of the government. And you get people to march

out in the streets. You cause collapse and the people want it to stop, and they

will cry out. And that's when the top comes down that coordinated the bottom

riots. This is Czechoslovakia 1948. This is America 2011. Bottom up, top down.

Turn it inside out. Their own words they are saying these things now. You just

have to believe that there was somebody that would be willing to do this. Here

is Bill Ayers. It just screams coordination to me. Here is Bill Ayers saying

that the Weather Underground is the same as WikiLeaks. It's the same, their

goals are the same. You have the communists go to NZpatriot.com today and look

at the list of the communist parties all around the world that have come out and

said, yes, we're behind WikiLeaks. Why? Chaos.

Do you remember the show I did three, four months ago and I had the whole

spectrum and I had anarchists and communists. One side was communist and the

other side was anarchists. Well, what do the anarchists have in common? Why

would the communists be fueling the anarchists? Why would they do it? Because

they know that anarchy leads to people crying out and saying stop it, just make

it go away. Bring sanity. They are going to collapse this whole damn world. They

are going to collapse the whole damn world.

So you know, this isn't a WikiLeaks is doing this. He was arrested in Great

Britain. This is not an American problem. This is why I've said to you that

they're so far beyond what you thought, what I thought and I will tell you now

and I haven't told this story before. I have had one moment of real fear, real

fear, and it was the moment that I found buried in a bill that passed under

George W. Bush pieces of this FCC regulation. It's when I knew they were

building a structure and I knew they were way ahead because this piece of this

FCC structure made no sense by itself. It was buried in another bill. A

researcher called me about 11:00 at night and said, Glenn, I found it. When did

it pass? Believe it or not, it passed under George W. Bush. Dear God help us. I

realize this isn't about Barack Obama. This isn't about anything. This is about

radicals that have laid in wait. What is the beginning of H. G. Wells and War of

the Worlds? That we have been studied. Eyes, envious eyes watching and studying,

laying in wait. That's when I wrote to Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin and I had been

texting each other all night and I wrote to her and I said, I am for the first

time afraid. And she called me back like at 2:00 in the morning and we were on

the phone for about an hour. And I said, Sarah, this has been in the works for a

very long time. They're way ahead. Way ahead. And this was the moment that I she

actually talked me down from the tree because this is a moment when I said just

never, never going to beat it. You're never going to beat it. And I'm not going

to be the guy I'm not going to be the guy. And she talked to me for quite a

while: You've got to stay in the game. You've got to stay in the game. She was a

real blessing to me. I don't even know if she even remembers that. I'm sure she

does. Since that time I have learned so much of, A, how far ahead they are but,

B, how to defeat them. I know how to defeat them. And the way to do it is they

think you are going to zig. You must zag. They do not the darkness will not

understand the light. It is your only cover. It is your only cover.

Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

If you enjoy the pop culture and nerdy discussions that Glenn, Pat and Stu get into on the radio show, you'll love this! After you're through, you can also check out Stu Burguiere's appearance on Beltway Banthas to talk Star Wars. You can find that here.


It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?


https://shop.tomsteyer.com/collections/frontpage/products/tom-2020-pattern-tee


There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/bumper-stickers/products/yanggang-decal


Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/apparel/products/math-hat


But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…


https://store.johndelaney.com/products/dogs-for-delaney-collar


John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


https://store.michaelbennet.com/michael-bennet-for-america-natural-canvas-tote/


Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


https://store.jayinslee.com/elvis-the-elves-the-mystery-of-the-melting-snow-by-jay-inslee/


A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...


https://shop.stevebullock.com/collections/apparel/products/emoji-t-shirt


Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…


https://store.peteforamerica.com/collections/apparel/products/boot-edge-edge-t-shirt


And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…


https://store.julianforthefuture.com/julian-castro-loteria-card-white-tee/


When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…


https://store.marianne2020.com/collections/signs/products/love-rally-sign


"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/apparel/products/impolite-arrogant-women-make-history-unisex-t-shirt

-AND-

https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/drinkware/products/strong-american-unions-mug


Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


https://store.kamalaharris.org/poster-for-the-people/


At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/artists-for-bernie-coaches-jacket


Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/feel-the-bern-fanny-pack


This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…


https://store.joebiden.com/collections/apparel/products/biden-polo-womens-fit


It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.