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November 11, 2013



Oooh, I'm intrigued by LBJ dirt. I have a complicated relationship with him. He was a fantastic speaker, and I think some of the stuff he did was good, but man, was that dude ever an asshole.


I lived through it all. (Pauses to creak with age)
LBJ was a boor and an asshole, a real Texas pol.
But having thought a lot about the assassination and about what kind of a little creep Oswald was, I'm sure he acted alone. It was his last chance to become famous, because he was a total loser in every aspect of his life and yet thought he was destined for greatness.
This is the article that clinched it for me, from the Sunday Times.


Am I getting old? My 13th birthday: school principle comes into our 8th grade class and tells us to all go home; the president is dead.

At home, TV on all day, every day, for the next many days. (Unusual in the sixties.) That was the first time I remember news media covering one story endlessly and repetitively. In that case, it seemed merited.

Kennedy and his family were similar to the Obamas in the natural charisma they possessed. Although, the Kennedys also seemed obviously of an upper crust/privileged class. Not sure that would be so popular these days.


The whole country was paralyzed, sitting in front of the TV. It was just horrible.


Angie - I heard he was a paranoid schizophrenic.
Hattie - What clinched it for me was when I saw the JFK morgue photos. (Gross warning: http://www.jfkmurdersolved.com/autopsy.htm)
Arlene - You know, John Kerry was a rich Democrat. That might be one of the things that did him in.
Hattie - Sounds like 9/11. That TV wasn't off for a month.

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