Oh no they didn't!
Oh yes they did!
Even ultra-liberal Canada won't let Ayers in.
"...An American education professor, one of the founders of a radical 1960s group known as the Weather Underground, which was responsible for a number of bombings in the United States in the early 1970s, was turned back at the Canadian border last night.
Dr. William Ayers, a professor of education at the University of Illinois-Chicago and a leader in educational reform, was scheduled to speak at the Centre for Urban Schooling at University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. But that appearance has now been temporarily cancelled.
"I don't know why I was turned back," Ayers said in an interview this morning from Chicago. "I got off the plane like everyone else and I was asked to come over to the other side. The border guards reviewed some stuff and said I wasn't going to be allowed into Canada. To me it seems quite bureaucratic and not at all interesting ... If it were me I would have let me in. I couldn't possibly be a threat to Canada."
Billy, let me 'splain it to you.
When you are responsible for bombing the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, the New York City police department and a townhouse, plus hatching a plot to blow up a U.S. Military installation - thatdoesn't endear you to a country.
It makes people, well, nervous. Domestic terrorism and all.
Now if St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. had half as much sense as a couple of border patrol guards in Canada, we can return to our couches instead of our speed-dial, computers and faxes in protest.
Oh, one other thing. The hellevator for Bonnie and Clyde (Bill Ayers and wife Bernadine Dorhn) is going down.
Step on for the ride, guys.
Keep in the loop on our on-going efforts to diss-invite Ayers from St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. by checkin the protest website here.
SFGate.com blog pick-up here.