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  1. Chuck, Thanks for noting the Lisa Pease appearance tonight. It should also be great. I changed the topic title for easy notification. My notes on Jim D.'s interview by Richard Syrett are forthcoming. The Stone-DiEugenio documentary JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass is in great demand all over Europe, and even Russia and parts of Asia. Everywhere but here. I am sure there is immense interest here in the US. What can break the dam of M$M (thanks, Niederhut) hegemonic control? Bribes? Begging?
  2. I can't believe this isn't noted here in the JFKA Debate. Jim is on with guest host Richard Syrett, hands down the best host for all things coup d'etat. And the bad thing about C to C is they don't archive their shows like all Jim's excellent interviews with Dave Emory, etc. You have to pay to be a C to C member. So if you're not a member, and you didn't hear it live, you missed it.
  3. One last thing, Robert. Your logic that, since DC mentions Alien Presence, all his other contributions are worthless, "lost ALL credibility," is one of the most elementary errors. I forget the Latin name at the moment, but it's as bad or worse than ad hoc, ergo propter hoc. (Sp?) It's as if you tried to call someone on the phone, but you misdialed or he didn't answer, so you contend the telephone does not exist. An egregious, though common, error in JFKA research. I find it incredible that the James DiEugenio/Joan Mellon faction of the research community thinks LBJ was NOT a prime mover in his predecessor's demise. But their other contributions are invaluable; their one blind spot does not obviate that at all.
  4. Robert, I have bit my tongue lo these many months you have polluted this site with your snotty, ignorant, idiotic, irrelevant, red-herring, fear-mongering swill. But this pushed me over the edge. Doug Caddy is a witness to history the likes of which I have never heard of. His new memoir, Being There, is aptly, modestly titled. He should call it Being EVERYWHERE. He was at the very beginnings of many important conservative movements. I believe Young Americans for Freedom and the National Review to name just two. (NB: I am going from memory for this comment, so I may be off on some details, but the gist of it is understated. At the moment, I don't have the time to research this to try to educate a dumb bunny like you.) Then there are the historic Americans he has known well, E Howard Hunt and Billy Sol Estes to name a couple very relevant to the JFKA debate. Doug was living in a New York apartment of a very historic, cultural, non-political figure when our dear Jack had his brains shot out on an American street. I can't remember the name at the moment; some big talent in serious music I believe, not my bag unless it's me Boomer tunesters. He got the news from a tickertape, I believe, and was the first to notify the Rockefeller administration. (Sheese, I'm mangling this.) Lawyer/ lobbyist for General Mills in DC at a very critical time. E H Hunt's lawyer when Watergate broke, defied Judge John Sirica over not IDing someone or other. Sent to jail for it for a little while. Then there are Doug Caddy's contributions to this site. Just his current/news type links are beyond compare. Nowhere else do I get such a wealth of those.Then there are his other contributions, too extensive to go into here. Doug's most amazing talent, IMHO, is his ultra-lawyerly skill of speaking off the cuff, which is reflected in his writing. He is as brief as possible, not a wasted word. He cannot be distracted off the subject. He is as colorful as John Barbour but way more informative per minute, and, as I say, completely undistractable. Witness his appearances on Coast to Coast. I have never heard anything like them. There's much more, but this is running on and I need to say something about this "Alien Presence" that you keep blowing your nose on. One, there are many credible researchers who have amassed evidence of patterns of phenomena that cannot be explained by our science. Charles Berlitz, of the language school family, is about my favorite. Check out his books on the Bermuda Triangle and the Devil's Triangle. He allows readers to draw their own conclusions, for the most part. He has NOTHING about UFOs and other boilerplate ET movie nonsense. I have seen in at least two other topics where you have immediately distracted the debate with your irrelevant sneering at something you saw in some stupid movie. That, to you, is what the Alien Presence is all about. It's snot. There is also a good case to be made that Mother Earth is a sentient organism of some type we don't understand. I believe Berlitz came to a conclusion like that. Last thing: if you're going to be a supercilious blowhard, can you at least learn simple written English? In the last sentence of yours above, you have "its" when it should be "it's" the contraction of IT IS. In the sentence before that, you have the possessive "its" as "it's" (remember hers, ours, yours does not take an apostrophe - the possessive is in the form) and you have the plural of a family name with the idiotic, WRONG apostrophe, as if it's the possessive. Man, my 6th grade English teacher would have browbeaten us half to death if we wrote at that 3rd grade level. And you do it consistently, repeatedly. Oh and by the way, that boogeyman Antifa is coming down your chimney dressed as Santa Claus. They're right behind you! Be afraid, be very afraid. PS: Thank you so much, seriously, for reminding me to order his book. If only to clarify, for me, Doug Caddy's and America's amazing history. PPS RE there/their/they're, do you EVER use the right one? I mean, if I were to read your garbage, it would take twice as long just to figure out what you're trying to say.
  5. Caption 1: "We gonna crucify 'at boy." due to the cross-shape over Kennedy's right temple; or Caption 2: "Leading the lambs to slaughter," because Jackie's holding innocent little Lambchop (you can see the hand-puppet very well if you magnify this very clear picture) with her left hand AND the President with her right hand. This was practically poor innocent Jackie's first domestic political/election trip EVER; or Caption 3: "Next victim for the shooting gallery!" the way they cleared a path for the poor guy. Connally, in rear 3/4 view, can still be seen to be scowling or grimacing, just not looking happy for this once-in-a-lifetime event. Host governor in his home state escorting the sitting president and leader of his party. Yet the whole trip, JBC is looking like he's getting a series of rabies shots while farting in church. He ain't comfortable. Also he's leaning on the roof support, in true slacker fashion. Didn't get a good sleep last night, and he has to save his energy for "the fireworks" as Jack Ruby so aptly put it. Who took this picture? It's quite professional. Too bad the professional reporters and photographers got moved to the back of the parade.
  6. Douglas, thanks for the heads-up. Strange thing, George Noory is the last to have seen Hoffa alive. The last to admit it anyway. He has told the story many times on Coast to Coast: he met Jimmy at the Detroit radio station where he worked, kept talking with him after the interview, walked him out to his car. Hoffa was never seen again, not by anyone who admitted it. A story rarely mentioned in assassination literature: fairly early when Bobby Kennedy was Attorney General, he sort of ordered Jimmy Hoffa to come to his office, made an appointment. RFK was very late, something like 45 minutes, if memory serves. When he finally sashayed in with his big sloppy Newfoundland (name Beau Brummel?) JH immediately grabbed him by his collars, lifting him off his feet, and pinned the US AG (!) against filing cabinets. With a few choice words, though not loudly. The lawyer with Hoffa rushed up and got between the two and it was over, as quickly as it had begun. Bobby acted like "no harm, no foul."
  7. Thanks for this, Ron B. Disproportionately, ex-military is responsible for these crazy shoot-em-ups and mass shootings. They have the most access to weapons, and the most motivation from being told constantly during their "service" that they are the epitome of homo sapiens, and that civilians are "dirtbags", their pet name for us. There's a great new book out, Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America by Kathleen Belew. She's been on C-Span a couple times. She's done the research and notes, brilliantly, that after every war there is a big surge in vigilanteism and KKK-type movements, "survivalism" and all that happy crappy. IMHO it is due to those boys don't want to work, so they talk themselves into believing that the most important job is waging the "just revolution," for which they are coincidentally the best, most fit "heroes" for the "job." The reader of this Dallas article will notice that the make and model of the firearm is omitted, nowhere to be found. Inanimate guns have more rights than we do! Wouldn't want to hurt Armorlite's or NRA's feelings. Gun carnage reporting rarely identifies the gun(s) used. Or a mere mention is buried under a mountain of detritus. As one of Early Cuyler's hats says, "Guns don't kill people, they just make it a whole lot easier." And a whole lot more cowardly, few seem to note. Going up against unarmed men, women and children must make the modern American "urban-soldier" feel all the braver, befitting this insanity we find ourselves in. The semi-automatic rifles, assault or otherwise, are way more deadly than the Thompson machine guns that were outlawed nearly a hundred years ago. One, they are much lighter so any work-allergic weak slob can carry and wave one around. Two, with all these light, modern, high-capacity clips, it's easy for the p.o.ed slacker to get off hundreds of rounds during his "mission". Less than three years after Kennedy was slaughtered four blocks from the site of this Earl Cabell Federal Bldg., ol' Charlie Whitman, ex-mil., lugged his arsenal up a tower at a Texas university and laid waste. This was the first of the modern mass killings. And don't forget the horrific injuries. The Connally Commission followed. Ron B., you ask: Is this what JFKA has wrought? I figure it's like the chicken and the egg. Did this government paralysis that makes us unable to do what every other wealthy nation has done, cause JFKA? Or the other way around? They both evolved together.
  8. James: I have to hit the hay. I did a brief search. There are a few pics of the dent in the rearview mirror. CE 350 shows it sort of accidentally; it's trying to be a photo of the windshield crack from the front of the car. That's where the mirror damage is seen many times, from various pics of the front side of the windshield. Pam Brown has some good essays about the damage, mirror noted often. As for the ashtray that was between the Connallys hanging on the back of the front seat, I've looked for a photo of that lately. I know I have seen it but haven't been able to find it in a long time. I'm thinking Groden. Livingston? High Treason? One problem with googling both of these dents, the back-and-forth about whether there's a through-and-through hole in the windshield seems to take up all the space. IMO there was no shot THROUGH the glass. I'm such a computer dumbkopf, the only way I know how to do it is a laborious way through bookmarks in these postings. In brief, the mirror damage is commonly seen, though not easily found except in pics of the front side of the windshield. The ashtray-plate dent is noted in many places in text, but it seems like years since I saw a photo of it.
  9. DVP, CE 567 and CE 569 had no flesh or blood on them. This is impossible for the damage the original bullet was supposed to have done to Kennedy's head. Another insurmountable with that WC scenario: the angle from JFK's head to the windshield frame, which is practically flat. But the vertical angle from the "sniper's nest" to the head was 18 to 20 degrees. And practically no angle side to side. Are you saying the bullet ricocheted off his head like off a rock? In that case the bullet would have lost too much force to have caused all that damage on that chrome-plated steel, which is unbelievably hard. And that chrome had no blood and brains in the dent. This is all so physically impossible. More impossible than the SBT. And this nettles: there is no "David Lifton's crazy 'ALL Shots Came from the Front' theory". In the last few years, he has come around to "All shots THAT HIT JFK came from the front." Big difference. Coincidentally, that's the same as me -- all shots, three, that hit JFK came from the front. I say two from left front, and one from right front. And it's also much different than all shots, one or (more likely) two, that hit JBC came from the far right rear. And the shot that bounced all around the windscreen area came from that same right rear. Then there were other shots that missed the limo, but let's leave it at those simple five or six shots that hit inside the presidential car. PS to DVP: this could be one of your many Eureka moments that leads you to the realization that this was an obvious, massive plot. Ozzie, that great American hero who tried to stop the murder of democratic sovereignty, could have shot John Con from the other end of TSBD (for aiding and abetting the plot, along with LHO's personal beefs), but there is no way he could have fired the other shots from at least three other locations. It's all simple physics. When all the genuine physical evidence is admitted. So it still obeys Occam's Razor. Simple, but not impossibly simple like the geocentric universe.
  10. Add to "dented front chrome windshield frame, the cracked windshield itself, and the dented dashboard" the much-neglected dent in the rearview mirror backside (which faces front). Other than the dashboard damage, the other three damages are in somewhat of a line. I believe these were all caused by a Carcano shot from the WEST end of TSBD. Which large fragments, CE567 and 569 were found in the front seat compartment. And, after exploding JFK's head, supposedly, there was absolutely no blood or flesh on those fragments or in all the damages in the windshield areas. Because they hit no body. As Joe Bauer notes, "...that dent (in the chrome-plated steel windshield trim) has an entry angle that looks as if it came in more from the right, versus a straight on angle..." Eureka. There's another problem, the vertical angle, which I'll address to David Von Pein's post. ALSO, there is another damage to the limo, also much-neglected: "...a severe dent in the lower left corner of the chrome panel surrounding the ashtray in the back of the front seat." (p. 245 in J. Fetzer's Assassination Science, Part IV, section "The Wounding of Governor John Connally" by Ron Hepler) I believe this was also by a Carcano bullet originating from the same place, no more than two windows east of the West end of TSBD. The great angle, 20 to 25 degrees right to left through Gov. Con.(just like the round that first struck the chrome windshield frame), eliminates the "sniper's nest" (6th floor SE window) as where that bullet came from, as well.
  11. Back in the day, I too like Robert Harper and Joe Bauer, admired Buckley's style and erudition. I watched Firing Line with the other Sunday political shows, and religiously; it was my church. I figured that with WFB I was getting "the other side." Then in the Reagan years I had a major epiphany that was also a return to the anti-war epiphany of the late sixties, early seventies. The Repubs lambasted Carter and the Dems for allowing a 900 billion national debt to accrue. (Can you say Vietnam?) Then RWR proceeded to triple that debt, and GHWB quadrupled it, by the official numbers. (It was actually worse than that.) My epiphany: the entire nation, esp. the media, will listen blithely while the Pugs criticize everyone to the left of Attila the Hun, and then proceed to be much worse on those exact same issues; I realized then that the American military complex takes every spare shekel, and some that aren't spare, and makes them all disappear into that black magic maw that we ridiculously call "defense." Reagan's Star Wars ambition was when I absolutely Lost It. Americans are the most absolutely politically STUPID creatures who ever existed and who will ever exist. And it's a one-sided, selective stupidity. The right wing can and do get away with anything. When the putsch of generals and robber barons against FDR was exposed, coprocephalic, coprophagic America collectively said, "Aw, 'at's jus' baws bein' baws. No damage done, nothing to see here." And on and on. The American far-right can rob and murder with impunity. Then in 2005, I started investigating the Kennedy and King killings. That was epiphany number three. It was, maddeningly, much worse than I imagined. Around 2007, having built an impressive JFK library, I came across a Best of National Review volume, the fifties and sixties, at a used bookstore. It was dirt cheap, so I thought i'd check it out to see what Billy Bugeye had to say about the events centered around 11/22/63. You may find this hard to believe, but there was not one word about it. I realized what a filthy, pretentious rag was The Nat Rev. The American brand of "conservatism" (which is the opposite of historic conservatism which believed in CONSERVATion and only absolutely necessary wars) may be fiscally dumb as a fence post, but they are bloody geniuses at knowing when and how to ignore. That old saw "The sins of omission are as bad as the sins of commission" means nothing to idiot America anymore. Billy (Crazy-as-Bed-) Bugs, dripping with snot, was the chief mouthpiece and whore for America's high-class thieves and killers. And Billy Bugs was godfather to all but one of E. Howard Hunt's children. They had a little mutual admiration society going, EHH for WFB's Old Money patrician entree, and WFB for EHH's cloak-and-dagger, James Bond, non-existent fantasy. Of the two, only E. Howard had the guts and integrity to make amends. Every word of his "Confessions" to St. John Hunt may not be absolutely perfect, scientific history. That's due to compartmentalization. But it's an honest effort and probably the best we'll ever have from one of the major players. WFB, Jr. wanted EVERYTHING removed about JFK that was good and true. There is no hatred like internecine religious hatred. Billy Bugeye was a different kind of Catholic than the JFK kind. No one hated JFK as much as the secretive, right-wing, money-worshiping wing of Romish Catholicism. Billy Bugs was their leader.
  12. I got on Coast to Coast last night around 4:45 AM. I was surprised they took me so late; I hardly had to wait to get on. Ian Punnett was the guest host (what an apparent oxymoron, ey?). IP was very receptive to me telling about this historic petition/statement. And he gave me a good lead. He said he periodically checks on the Daily Mail websites, both the American and British versions, because they tend to be a good barometer of popular preferences.
  13. Cabal/Coup Logians, Two big things: One, several hours ago, it was announced that President Trump is giving a public address today at 3 PM***. There's a lot on The Donald's plate with the shutdown and all, but I think it's possible he will slip in something about this world petition to Congress to re-investigate the assassinations of the 1960s. He needs something different right now, if only to divert some attention from self-inflicted misery. And he may want to beat John Simkin et al. to the punch, so to speak. Two, I got an idea somewhere on the web while I was surfing looking for early news about the petition. Somehow I got the idea that many regular people are calling their local newspapers and TV/radio informing them that this petition is about to break. Something along the lines of, "Ah, I don't know if you guys are aware of this, mighta got buried in all the same-old, but there's this historic statement/petition being put out today, I think out of England, and it's signed by all these leading scientists, authors, journalists, musicians (is McCartney on there?), and other artists. I think big actors. You know anything about it?" I am going to call my local paper later today. Three, the brilliant timing of this statement, releasing the statement late Saturday. In the States, the Sunday newspapers and Sunday morning political shows will have this info right on time. It'll be fresh. AND it's MLK Day Monday, it is now MLK weekend. I know it's right there at the start of this topic, but what perfect timing, ey? ***Sorry, it was 4 PM, and Agent Orange was of course a few minutes late, in his own house! Drumpfilstiltthinskin made not one mention of the 800,000 federal workers laid off without pay. Oh, and what an innocent naif I am for thinking Hair Furor would mention anything about this petition, or anything that is not his narcissistic self.
  14. Ron B., (No, this should be addressed to Joe Bauer***) Thanks for that. As Kitty Kelley said in many interviews about her sinatra book, he raised big bucks for all Presidents. That's what made him untouchable in this land of lazy, easy-buck, dollar-worshiping politics. The presidents were beholden to him. Sinatra sued Kelley in 1983 over the book. No dice. Hah! Sometimes the system works. ***Ron and Joe, I don't know why I addressed this to Ron when I meant to address Joe. I think it's because you guys both have an amazing knack of relating the macro and micro to the actual yesterday and today. Goes to show that one should not pull an all-nighter. One tends to make obvious mistakes. We cool?
  15. John Simkin: "You too will have a chance to add your name to this powerful statement." David Talbot: "... to this historic petition." Dumb question: Where does one add one's name to this petition? I tell you, the fever is ready to break for this disease that has robbed the blood, sweat, and tears of my generation, The Boomers. Pretty much all the perps have died, esp. with GHW Bush biting the dust. Even David Rockefeller, recipient of about seven live human heart transplants, is gone at age 104. BUT it's important that this be done fairly soon (at least get the ball rolling), while those of us who were sapient by the end of 1963 are still alive. We saw the changes up close and personal. We are both the litmus test and the beneficiary for this whole mess being admitted. For Pete's sake, we already know 99,000 of the 100K pieces of the puzzle that is the coup d'etat of the 1960s, Democracy Terrorized. And the other thousand pieces are coming in clear. IMHO what is needed is a committee of various experts to nail it down. Many of the great works have been done like that, the King James Version of the Bible, most of the plays of Shakespeare, the compilation of the New Testament, and the greatest effort of all: the Athenian Society's translation of Aristophanes. All these committees were anonymous, or at least tried to stay anonymous. Lots of problems averted that way. P.S. To those of you who say, "Yeah, well, the War Con was a committee and you see what a crappy job they did." ---- It was a very purposeful crappy job. They couldn't have peddled that garbage any "better" than they did. It's "masterful".
  16. Douglas, Another great find. You must have an army of scouts looking for gold to pass on to you. And then you pass the pure nuggets to us. We're lucky to have you here. The Mob, led by Frankie Snot (showbiz name "Sinatra"), had done most of "the job" of assassinating Marilyn that weekend at Cal Neva Lodge, shortly before the final murder at her home early August 1962. I won't recount it here; it's almost too horrible to read it in the primary sources. Through Peter Lawford, she learned that RFK, out West at the time, would not see her or have anything more to do with her. Then some of Frankie's boys showed her the pics of what many men and women had done to her that previous weekend at Cal Neva when she was passed out, drunk and drugged. Then, she took a lot of pills and had to have her stomach pumped. This was convenient for the mobsters -- MM was on record as a fading star who was tres careless with pharmaceuticals. Sidenote not in this article: Joe Dimaggio, dumb as a bag of rocks and vindictive*** as Nero's mommy, always believed the Kennedys had something to do with Monroe's death. It was easy for the Mob to convince him of this. So Doltin Joe always carried a vendetta in his heart against Jack, Bobby, and Lawford. When it was Joe Dim's own buddies who did it because MM was out of their control, and p**sed about the way-over-the-line abuse she suffered at the hands of so many men she had been so good to!!! And when the mobsters saw they could get away with killing such a public figure, and a beloved woman to boot, it gave them bushwhackers' courage. Then Medgar Evers right after Kennedy's big civil rights speech June 1963. They all became more emboldened, murder anyone they had a grudge against, and with impunity. Also in this article: * 10/63 Sinatra lost his gaming license. You bet that angered the vindictive punk. And Jack had recently ended their relationship, staying at Bing Crosby's during a Western visit. * Sam Giancana, according to his daughter and others, bilked CIA out of millions of dollars. "To get Castro", he kept stringing them along with that scheme/canard. * More corroboration of Frank Ragano's report that Trafficante, Marcello, and Hoffa were prime movers behind JFKA *** From the 2013 book Still Foolin' 'Em, an example of Joe Dim's vindictive nature, he punched comedian and Yankee fanatic Billy Crystal in the stomach HARD and with no warning after a major Yankees event. Mr. Crystal's provocation? He introduced JD to the crowd without using the epithet "the greatest living baseball player." Heck, JD isn't even the greatest Dimaggio ballplayer. That is Dom, The Professor. By a mile. The entire Red Sox roster that won the World Be Serious this year are all better than Boltin' Joe. (He begged out of WW2 service with foot problems, just like our current president, Agent Orange, got out of Vietnam.)
  17. John Butler, The frame above from the Marie Muchmore film is manna from heaven to me. I've seen it before but couldn't isolate it like this. That is most definitely NOT Phil Willis. Quick trivia question: Who was the first American soldier to capture an enemy combatant in WW2? Time's up, it was Phil Willis at Pearl Harbor, later MAJOR PW. That blurry head in the top and bottom left photos is our old friend JACK RUBY, Jacob Leon Rubenstein. Quick trivia: Why did JR legally take Leon for a middle name? A: He admired a labor leader named Leon Cooke whom he helped to murder in December 1939, and he felt bad about it later. Just like he later felt bad about helping murder JFK. That image is blurry because Jack be nimble, Jack be motoring, probably hopped up on his Preludin. Diet pills, wink, wink. Jack was about to be late, be late for a very important date. Behind the stockade fence atop The Grassy Knoll. He had to get there to help with interference. Jean Hill saw him batting *ss from behind the pergola to the NE end of the fence, while everyone else was frozen in shock or hitting the dirt. I figure the limo didn't pass Ruby until they were halfway down Houston to Elm. That was one slow limo. Phil Willis's head wasn't that fat and he was dressed very differently. And PW didn't have that bun of hair on the back of his head below the bald spot. JR had missed a couple haircuts at that time. Too busy "working" on The Big Event in order to pay the Mob the ~40K he owed them and the ~40K he owed IRS, ~a half million in today's money. JR's time at Dallas Morning News, two blocks from Dealey, is very hazy. He was flitting hither and yon, using the bathroom, gone for stretches. It's quite a coincidence you see PW in that motion blur because it was Phil Willis who, a few minutes later, took a photo of the crowd around the SE corner of TSBD, which included, you guessed it, Jack Ruby. Of course, the WARren COmmisioN cropped that photo, so it was hard to see ol' Jack. But Major Willis did some detective work of his own and PROVED it was that old Chicago hood. I figure JR was gone from DMN for about 15 minutes around 12:30. With all the hubbub, his absence would not be missed. He had been hanging out there, for the flimsiest of reasons!, for much of the morning. Gone a lot of that time. Julia Ann Mercer saw him dropping off a guy with a gun case on the Grassy Knoll, about halfway from the stairs to the RR bridge. About 10:30 to 11:00. Jack was one busy boy that weekend until they locked him up before high noon on the 24th. Again, JB, thanks for that frame.
  18. Joe B.! Could you diagram that first sentence above? Just kidding. Also, that's a heckuva statement. It would be awesome if someone could put it to a well-known tune, e. g., the tune of "It's a Beautiful Morning," except the new title would be "Total Suspension of Disbelief." Or maybe it would go better with a longer song like the mournful "American Pie." Going back over this topic about Earlene Roberts on that fateful fatal day, I'm reminded of the integrity and courage of women bystander witnesses who were drawn into this Charybdis. They were all happy, minding their own business, when the public slaughter of the First Citizen (and the attendant chaos, the murder of J D Tippit, and worse) fell on them like a Steinway grand. Jean Hill, Aquilla Clemmons, Julia Ann Mercer, Wilma Tice, Earlene Roberts, to name a few. They had wildly different stations in life but they had one thing in common: they didn't know how to be dishonest and cowardly. It came as such a shock to them, at first, that someone, anyone around them had ulterior motives, anything other than the clear, simple truth. Great to see you back, Joe. There's something to be said for taking a little break. It is said that Michael Jordan would not touch a basketball once the season was over. A couple of weeks, once three I heard. Until his hands were itching for it. We can get stale, we can overdo it. Moderation in all things, even the virtues I say. Which begs the question, Why are you so kind and considerate? Though now that I think of it, it's good you are that way. We've all had enough unnecessary ugliness. But do you actually read LP's entire posts? After a point when he's talking about himself and his snotty, quack psychology of "the conspiracy mindset", it's all the same nothing, sometimes a waste of space beyond belief. It's fairly easy to scan past it, though again, you are probably too nice for that. "I must give the other 'point of view' a fair, if tedious, hearing." There ain't no point of view there. More like an ocean of laughable, arrogant, intentional blindness. Man, if I have time tonight, I'm gonna tear him a new one, metaphorically speaking, over that last post blowing his nose on a good old struggling housekeeper. It's sad to see you hurt by the digs regarding "mental health, character flaws." Consider the source and it will make you swell with pride. When a skunk says you smell funny it means you don't stink. You have a good and unique take on these matters, both rare. There aren't many of us left. Mort Sahl and Michael Parenti won't be with us forever. Who will take their place?
  19. Lance, you're grasping at straws with the "through a gauzy curtain" stuff. Mrs. Roberts was a professional observer; her job demanded it. The curtains then had breaks in them, easy to part and look out. She probably kept those front windows clean as air. Do you think she's going to walk to the window and look through a curtain and not the window?! Never happened, never has happened, never will happen. Earlene Roberts suffered quite a bit for sticking to her guns about what she saw. The path of least resistance is the opposite of what she did. Aquilla Clemons (sp?) suffered way more than ER. She saw TWO men at Tippit's murder, neither looking like Ozzie the Wiz. Police and FBI tried to talk her out of her story. A man with a gun gave her a visit soon after, told her to shut up, or she "might get hurt." AC disappeared not long after that. It is not known, to this day, where she went and what happened to her. Aquilla's ancestors were from Africa, so maybe we shouldn't care about her much. There are a few good threads about AC on Ed Forum. A nation that must harass, intimidate, terrorize, maim and murder its good citizens lest its worst citizens be "embarrassed." Which was LBJ's constant fear, though "embarrassed" to LBJ merely meant exposure of his crimes. That's a Civil War and a Dark Age. There were five civil wars after the aristocrat Senators assassinated the Gracchi brothers and Julius Caesar, thus aborting the golden age that had just begun. It was not until 110 years later in 70 C. E. that Classical Rome experienced another golden age. So the U. S. of A. won't be due for good times again until the year 2078 or later. Is that what you want, Lance? Joe, don't leave us with these purveyors of gauzy smokescreens.
  20. OUCH. Mea Culpa about that (very minor) part of my view of this Earlene Roberts' imbroglio. I am so sorry, Lance. I looked at that photo of the Checker cab for a millisecond then Joe's last (?) post, and then went OFF. Haste makes waste, right? I didn't see those ten-times larger-than-life photos of Whaley and Ozzie, those two good men on the Day the Music Died. Thanks for the correction. So those Checker cab-boats DID visit the low-rent Oak Cliff. BUT that is even more evidence for Joe's position that Earlene was a good witness. Because no one, either ER or Ray Charles or Stevie Wonder, could mistake the Cadillac behemoth for a dowdy DPD pygmy. There's a lot more, but I gotta go to a Xmas party that features the best Silly Santa whatchamacallit in Greensboro. Really, Lance thank you so much for that picture and info about the Checker Ozzie took home. The Wiz was living large his last day of freedom. I'm bookmarking it. But OUCH...
  21. David Andrews, Thanks so much for those videos. Wow. I don't believe I've ever seen them, and all I do on the web is JFK and the Beatles, about 80-20. I culled a few nugs and bits from what I have seen. I plan to go to sleep tonight (this morning) watching the long one. One thing for sure with the Liverpudlians in 1968, they hated them some guns. George often said, "If everyone who had a gun just shot themselves, there wouldn't be a problem." From looking at American Rifleman, John got the idea that it was an orgiastic pleasure for the sadistic gun-worshipper to kill animals, hence the mixture of sex and violence in "Happiness Is a Warm Gun". Also, this is the time Paul stopped, or started stopping, eating "anything with a face." Ringo has some bon mots on the subject. They were all aghast at developments in the States. Oh, in one of your earlier posts you gave me a good larf with your "...the four Beatle portraits included with the LP look like items spilled out an SAS file." I read that at first as SDS file, Students for a Democratic Society. Did you mean SAS? If so, what is that? I figured they looked like the scruffs arrested at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago that summer of '68. They sure do and then some.
  22. Thanks, Doug, for another great find. I have only scanned it yet, and I can see there's gold in them thar hills. The photos alone are worth the price of admission. The one of Kennedy shaking hands with Henry Cabot Lodge in the Senate campaign of 1952 is especially chilling. Who knew then that HCL would later be JFK's ambassador to Vietnam, and ignore the president's communications leading up to the assassination of Diem and Nhu? Is that a pig mask on Lodge? No, that's his real, big, fat, bloated face, snout and all. I guess everyone here knows that William Greer was a chauffeur for the Lodge family before he inexplicably got on with Secret Service. High school dropout, nearly illiterate, Orangeman traitor. Makes you wonder. No, not really because if you have "connections" in supposedly meritocratic A Merry Caca, the sky's the limit. Any p.o.ed drunk can grow up to murder a nation.
  23. Oh by the way, Lance, Earlene Roberts was the salt of the earth. Maybe you've never known someone like her. Wasn't born with a silver spoon, and made a big contribution her whole life. Or do you want to run down housekeepers in general some more? Because she didn't have great vision, you bet she could hear like a bat. That "tit-tit" you can take to the bank. A mockingbird or a tape recorder could not reproduce that sound more accurately. Lance, you trying to muddy the waters about the number of the POLICE CAR won't wash. She said 107 at first but they just kept messing with her because they thought they were better than her. Tippit's car was number 10, so her reporting it as 107, and later AS #TEN corroborates two things: that her eyesight was plenty good enough to know a police car when she saw one (they were one of her daily highlights!), and it was good enough to see that there was more than one police in it. Maybe just another shirt. But I believe that at some point old JD had another officer and a hanging shirt. Jeez, Joe, I see what you mean. It's like talking to a brick wall.
  24. Oh no Martin you missed the memo. Metaphysics is for those who are too plain dumb to understand just plain physics, science, reason, logos. Aristotle around 300 BCE. 2300 years and change ago.
  25. You're knocking me out, D. A., in a good way: 1. so SINISTER is the world... To me, this is too much of a coincidence. When I saw your post, I had just read in Sound Pictures...George Martin, the Later Years, 1966-2016 this statement by GM p. 349, "...there was a sinister motive behind that album." (Do you have this book, David? Or do you have a super-logical, scientific perception that can appear to be almost psychic?) Now, right before then, GM was talking about the B's insisting on two discs in order to satisfy their contract with EMI more quickly. So the casual reader may think that was GM's ONLY reason for finding TWA sinister. (In that case, he would say self-serving or manipulative at the worst, but no.) He hated the album from start to finish. Also there were many other things going on with GM and his work with his "boys." Just a few: he was gone for much of the recording (too many small problems that added up to go into here), he was spread thin with his new AIR studios (a very noble venture), and his other acts were drying up. GM was usually glad to admit it when he was wrong. But he never admitted that the highest-selling double album of all time and the first ever double original (that's excluding anthologies and collections) pop/rock album was a great, even a good, album. He could feel in his bones that there was a sub rosa everything about TWA. And here's a kicker -- the first half of that GM quote above, "This (making TWA a double album) was on the advice of the people governing them and..." GOVERNING them???!!! No, George, sorry, you have it 100% wrong. At that time there was NO ONE governing them. They were free agents, kings of the world. It was George Martin who LOST any governing he had over them at this time. Maybe that chafed GM sub- or unconsciously. 2. "portraits...look like items spilled out of an SAS file." Nailed it. This is a prison or a police state or a war, not anything good. They look like the "rioters" who were rounded up at the Democratic National Convention summer 1968, right when they were in the thick of making the album. "...reflection of the album's contents." Yup, as is it all. As I mentioned before, this old Luddite is having problems finding much on the interweb about this subject, so I'm depending on the primary source, with the context of the times and their lives. I have Googled several combinations of "TWA and JFK." But there are some things there. For instance, there's a book by Aaron Krerowicz, "From the Shadow of JFK: the Rise of Beatlemania in America." Another by Ian MacDonald: "Revolution in the Head." They take an extreme view that the Beatles provided a cosmic bright balance to the dark, apocalyptic atrocity that was 11/22/63. For the Boom Generation. But there is so much resistance to anything along those lines of thinking. The poo-poohing of anything beyond that it was total coincidence, no connection is quite rabid in places. Kinda like the old Lone Nutters back in the day derided the notion that JFKA could have been anything other than Lee Oswald doing all that damage. All the laws of physics took a little vacation that day in Dealey: Ozzie was in many places at once and shooting different guns and it goes on beyond what Superman of the comics could perform. Or could Supe stop time, too? I forget. The Den of Geek website, run by Tony Sokol I believe, has a lot of stuff along the lines I'm looking. Sir Paul was turned down for the score for Rush to Judgment. That was right as they were producing Sgt. Pepper. As Krerowicz says, "So Sgt. Pepper went on to be released without this controversy." BUT that sly Paul slipped one past the censors: "He blew his mind out in a car. He didn't notice that the light had changed." Trans.: "They blew his brains out in a limo. He didn't notice that he was surrounded by his enemies." No one please tell me that it was about some aristocrat in a car wreck; that happens every day. Or that it's a clue in the Paul Is Dead flotsam and jetsam. "A" Day is understatement. Oh BTW, the whole "Paul is Dead" thing is a CIA fantasy. You bet they wanted him dead, maybe still do. They got Lennon. That was easy. JL lived and died in the Ubiquitous Murder States of a Merrycaca.
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