Bill Ayers: Don’t lump me in with those other terrorist bombers!/jimgeraghty/status/331397835843051520
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.

Didn’t use pressure cookers. #HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaev

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) May 6, 2013

Ayers didn’t go to jail. #HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaev

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) May 6, 2013

#HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaevAyers bombings weren’t Terrorism-Terrorism 😉

— Christy (@desertgardens) May 6, 2013

Tsarnaev never thew a party for Obama. #HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaev

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) May 6, 2013

No party, but he did retweet this:

This happened because of you. Thank you.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012

Ayers has tenure. #HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaev

— JohnPaulJones (@NYB2Fight) May 6, 2013

#HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaev The Weather Underground didn’t get their own operatives killed… oh, right, my bad.

— Moe Lane (@moelane) May 6, 2013

#HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaev : No pictures of Tsarnaev standing on an American Flag for a photo op.

— Zanne (@ZoomZanne) May 6, 2013

Didn’t have Twitter groupies when he was in jail. #HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaev

— Tim Wells (@RightWingNerd) May 6, 2013

@jonahnro Ayers involved his wife; Tsarnaev involved his bro.#HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaev

— Diana (@4catsNcounting) May 6, 2013

#HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaev Tzarnaev didn’t launch the political career of the current president

— Glenn Amurgis (@gamurgis) May 6, 2013

#HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaev Tsarnaev is sorry now.

— Cranky Gordon (@CrankyGordon) May 6, 2013

#HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaev One has Obamas cell phone number@annie21_The other just has an Obama phone.

— The Fight Is On(@jonzies) May 6, 2013

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

Bill just meant to show how his movement was all about peace. So did the other guy. #HowAyersIsDifferentThanTsarnaev

— Chris Howard (@drawohsirhc) May 6, 2013

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