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Len Colby

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  1. The record of JFK's foot dragging on civil rights is pretty clear. Jim is way too long winded and way too worshipful of the Kennedys to be objective
  2. That honor actually belongs to LBJ. JFK was pretty reluctant in his support of civil rights, even Schlesinger acknowledged that.
  3. Well hopefully if the local PDs could have dealt with the furor the USG could hve done so as well
  4. "Sammy Davis Jr. was at the height of his stardom in 1961 when he and close friend Frank Sinatra campaigned to elect President John F. Kennedy, but after Davis married Swedish actress May Britt, Kennedy refused to let him perform at his inauguration, Davis’ daughter claims in a new book. [...] ... not even Sinatra's friendship could get Davis into Kennedy's inauguration. When Davis married the glamorous blonde Swedish actress, Britt, in 1960, it not only made headlines, it inspired death threats and demonstrations and forced Davis to hire 24-hour armed guards. Though Davis had campaigned tirelessly, alongside Sinatra, to get Kennedy elected, his daughter wrote that after his interracial marriage, which at the time was forbidden by law in 31 states, her father's name was dropped from the list of entertainers at the president's inaugural party hosted by Sinatra. https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/jfk-refused-sammy-davis-jr-perform-white-house/story?id=23379345 When, in 1960, he married Swedish actress May Britt, there were bomb threats where he performed and picketing by the American Nazi party. It was around this time that Frank Sinatra’s enthusiasm for John F. Kennedy led Davis to support his presidential bid, bringing in many black votes. But on the night of JFK’s inaugural party, Davis’ invitation was abruptly canceled, leaving him bitterly hurt. Kennedy didn’t want to alienate his Southern constituency by inviting the mixed-race couple. Worst of all, his great friend Sinatra did nothing to defend him. This dismaying incident really puts Davis' support for Nixon in a different light, as well as his supposed integration into the Rat Pack. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/sammy-davis-jr-i-ve-gotta-be-me-1037415 Davis was a supporter and activist within the civil rights movement and supported John F. Kennedy’s presidential bid with many appearances on the campaign trail. But when Davis married the white Swedish actress Britt May in the same year, 1960, the Kennedys started viewing him as a political liability. Even at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, Davis was booed by Southern delegates. Days before John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, the new president withdrew Davis’ invitation to the celebration, which Davis’ close friend Sinatra was producing. https://www.thirteen.org/blog-post/most-famous-black-puerto-rican-jewish-star/
  5. Lawyers for Sandy Hook families say Alex Jones sent them child porn By Daniel Tepfer Updated 4:05 pm EDT, Monday, June 17, 2019 Photo: Olivier Douliery / TNS IMAGE 1 OF 5 Infowars founder Alex Jones attends Google CEO Sundar Pichai's hearing before the House Judiciary committee on Capitol Hill on December 11, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS) BRIDGEPORT - Conspiracy theorist and InfoWars host Alex Jones sent child pornography to the lawyers for the families of the Sandy Hook tragedy, their lawyers said. The law firm representing the families of the 2012 mass shooting, stated in court documents filed Monday they have contacted the FBI after discovering child porn in electronic files Jones recently turned over to the Sandy Hook families as a result of their lawsuit against him for calling the tragedy a hoax. https://www.ctpost.com/local/ctpost/article/Lawyers-Alex-Jones-sent-child-porn-to-Sandy-Hook-14005437.php
  6. But I don't entirely disagree with Jim https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/facebook-censor-alex-jones-705766/
  7. LOL Stop spilling the beans [That was NOT a request. Disobedience can be fatal]
  8. Gee folks, lighten up, it was a joke. And no it didn't inspire the antagonism the naysayers feared. And a good way to improve the forum's tone would be to lay off the Twilight Zoney topics like the ones I cited and "two Oswald's" etc. "Fetter is no longer here to defend himself" because of his trollish behavior.
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