Archive for the ‘Who Killed JFK’ Category

Haircut

Monday, September 26th, 2016

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Getting a haircut, waiting for an inhale, I asked Dick: “Who killed Kennedy?”

“Well,” he began, “there’s no question he was there,” sensing the set-up, he hedged his bet, “I’ve got to believe the mob had something to do with it.”

“How does the mob control the autopsy? How does the mob place illegitimate secret service agents with legitimate secret service credentials on top of the grassy knoll and behind the depository building? How does the mob control the media and the Warren Commission?”

“You think it was LBJ?”

“I think it was someone more powerful than LBJ. These were men who thought they were saving the country. I’d start my list with Allen Dulles.”

 

 

The Wink

Friday, February 5th, 2016

The Wink

Cecil Stoughton liked President Kennedy, although they were not “friends.” As the first official White House photographer, there was no question who the boss was.

On November 22, 1963, Stoughton was in Dallas and took many famed images, the most popular among conspiracy believers is known as ”The Wink.”

Stoughton privately felt there was something wrong with Congressman Albert Thomas’ facial gesture and interaction with the newly sworn-in President.

Eighteen months after the assassination, The Kennedy Family requested Stoughton’s presence in England for the dedication of JFK’s Runnymede monument.

Lyndon Johnson, did not think highly of Stoughton’s absence from the White House. A week after he returned, Stoughton was released from White House duties. LBJ would not tolerate dissenting loyalties in the ranks.

Stones Sell Out

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Why have the gutted live performances of Sympathy for the Devil by removing “- who killed the ?”

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The season, officially, down the shitter, it’s nearly impossible for us to make up for this season’s losses. Unfortunately we’ve become the punchline in a long series of unsubstantiated gaming jokes. Still, per usual, we flog on.
Week Whatever NFL Locks ™-
Miami -3 vs Baltimore
Cincinnati -3 vs Pittsburgh
Indianapolis -3 @ Cleveland
Houston -6.5 @ Jacksonville
NY Giants -2.5 @ Tennessee
Carolina +9.5 @ New Orleans
Detroit -10 vs Tampa Bay
St. Louis -3 @ Washington
Minnesota -4 vs NY Jets
Buffalo +10 @ Denver
KC -2.5 @ Arizona
San Francisco -8 @ Oakland
Seattle -1 @ Philadelphia
New England -3.5 @ San Diego
Atlanta +13 @ Green Bay

Mark Lane Kennedy Center Honors

Friday, April 11th, 2014

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” (Ratified on December 15, 1791)

Mark Lane has lived an important life.

Through his life’s actions he gives hope and inspires.

Military veteran, attorney, activist, advocate, politician, investigator, defender, author, Freedom Rider, film maker, Jonestown survivor, and counsel at Wounded Knee.

Over the decades, friends, cohorts, allies, and accomplices include Eleanor Roosevelt, Dick Gregory, Jim Garrison, Jane Fonda, Paul McCartney, and Marlon Brando.

His inadvertent journey into the heart of the JFK assassination darkness authored: Rush to Judgment, Plausible Denial and Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK.

We support the effort to Nominate Mark Lane for 2014 Kennedy Center Honors

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A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.

-Jackie Robinson

JFK

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

50 years later, forgive us for being preoccupied. Assassination television special weary, now more wary than ever.

Designed to irritate and confuse, Rob Lowe grimaces while a bikini top floats on the surface of the White House pool. Australian investigator, Crocodile Dundee McLaren,  lands a prime time special and explains JFK was killed by an errant secret service agent’s automatic weapon shot from the follow-up car. CIA correspondent, Max Holland, tells us we got it all wrong and that there was a lost bullet. PBS, Fox, National Geographic, Military Channel, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, & the History Channel all weigh in.

Cronkite, Rather, Jennings, Brokaw, and Bradlee had their chance and we’re left wondering: what would the old Geraldo do?

Few, if any, mention the CIA’s counterintelligence operation involving Lee Harvey Oswald.

Politicians whisper and lay wreaths upon his grave.

50 years later, the JFK assassination remains taboo.

50 year from now, the JFK assassination will be written into history as the JFK conspiracy.

When asked, in early 1964, if all the investigation’s information would be made public, Chief Justice Earl Warren replied, “Yes, there will come a time. But it might not be in your lifetime. I am not referring to anything especially, but there may be some things that would involve security. This would be preserved but not made public.”

Commission apologists say conspiracy believers cannot rationalize an insignificant man like Oswald killing a great man like Kennedy. They suggest this inability leads us to believe there must be more to it than this. That it must be a conspiracy. Not for us. We wish it was a lone nut. It would be much easier to live with.

We believe conspiracy.

Not because of Oswald’s intriguing intelligence community background, not the Mexico City impersonations, not the single bullet theory, not witness testimony and witness reaction, not the Zapruder film, not “back & to the left,” not the credentialed secret service agents atop the grassy knoll, not the Parkland doctors,  not Ruby’s underworld ties, not the CIA’s post-assassination misinformation campaign, not the intimidated and perjured testimony, not bungled investigations nor autopsy, not the mysterious deaths or murders, not the House Select Committee’s conspiracy finding, not confessions or revelations of the participants or those in power, not the decades-old coverups, and it’s not the continued withholding of information & files.

The reason is:  all the reasons put together.

Facing the facts (.449%), from a bettor’s perspective, our NFL season has been an unmitigated Disaster (capital D). Some (Dick Wheeler) have (cruelly) suggested we get back on the tweak.

For now, we’re holding off on that.

We still believe in redemption.

The Wink

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Cecil Stoughton liked President Kennedy, although they were not “friends.” As the first official White House photographer, there was no question who the boss was.

On November 22, 1963, Stoughton was in Dallas and took many famed images, the most popular among conspiracy believers is known as ”The Wink.”

Stoughton privately felt there was something wrong with Congressman Albert Thomas’ facial gesture and interaction with the newly sworn-in President.

Eighteen months after the assassination, The Kennedy Family requested Stoughton’s presence in England for the dedication of JFK’s Runnymede monument.

Lyndon Johnson, did not think highly of Stoughton’s absence from the White House. A week after he returned, Stoughton was released from White House duties. LBJ would not tolerate dissenting loyalties in the ranks.

The Dish

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

(Interview: Oct. 2010)

JFK nicknamed his sister-in-law, Joan Kennedy, ”The Dish” in 1960

“Most people don’t know it, but in 1960 that expression was quite a compliment … especially coming from Jack Kennedy.”

Who did he first say the nickname to, Ted?

“No, he said it to me! And then, later, to the Senator.”

I bet he was happy about that?

“Oh yes, quite proud.”

Joan Kennedy’s voice is strong. Her mind sharp & witty.

She tells us she is happy & healthy.

Did you have a favorite brother in law?

“If I did, I wouldn’t tell you. They were so different. There was something about Jack. Both were very nice to me. That’s the important thing, isn’t it?”

Yes.

For the 51st straight year Joan Kennedy will be at her former in-law’s Hyannisport home this Thanksgiving with her 3 children, 4 grand-children, and many Kennedy family members, including Ethel Kennedy.

She is scheduled to play Holiday music for charities around Boston.

She remembers JFK singing ”September Song” while accompanying him on piano, shortly after Thanksgiving in 1961, almost 49 years ago. Those were happy times for Joan Kennedy.

It seems there has been a tarnishing of Camelot, over the past couple of decades, with the stories that have come out about JFK.

“I don’t think it’s fair to do to the deceased. They can’t defend themselves.”

Times have changed, as well.

“I don’t know how people in public life do it now.”

Conspiracy?

“I believe the Warren Commission because Senator Kennedy believed the Warren Commission. He didn’t think it did anyone any good to believe otherwise. It wouldn’t be good for The Country. It wouldn’t be good for The Kennedys.”

Sometimes it’s easier to laugh than it is to cry.

Joan Kennedy agrees.

We suggest, investigating & solving JFK’s murder should not be the responsibility of brothers. There should be government agencies to do that sort of thing.

Joan Kennedy adds, “Although there may be something to some of the conspiracy stories, Senator Kennedy believed the Warren Commission.”

For the health of the Nation?

“Yes, that’s a good way to put it, for the health of the Nation.”

Joan Kennedy is a survivor. She’s an American icon and a National treasure.

She’s also still, “The Dish.”

Slaughter

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Jeremiah 19:6-9

So beware, for the time is coming, says the LORD, when this place will no longer be called Topheth or the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter. For I will upset the battle plans of Judah and Jerusalem and let invading armies slaughter them. The enemy will leave the dead bodies as food for the vultures and wild animals. I will wipe Jerusalem from the face of the earth, making it a monument to their stupidity. All who pass by will be appalled and will gasp at the destruction they see there. I will see to it that your enemies lay siege to the city until all the food is gone. Then those trapped inside will have to eat their own sons and daughters and friends. They will be driven to utter despair.

1976 –  Happy Bicentennial Birthday

Power is a fickle bedfellow, inexact as a Molotov cocktail.

Jimmy smiled all the way to The White House.

Max smiled all the way to Las Vegas.

One a peanut farmer. The other a peanut allergy.

One reached the height of power. The other reached the height of depravity.

Both shared a distaste for Teddy.

One for his privileged background and Chappaquiddick sins, the other for his lack of courage to reveal the truth behind his brothers assassinations.

Pontius Pilate washed his hands.

Et tu, Teddy?

Priscilla

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

07/07/2010

Dear Max-

I  strongly believe that Oswald did it alone. The Walker attempt, as you noted,  not only shows his unstable mindset but his politics. Marina used to say that  if Oswald had been put on trial, he would have used that forum to proclaim his  hatred of capitalism and to claim that as his motive. From meeting him that  one time in Moscow, I would not have predicted his later actions. He seemed  angry but subdued to me. No conspiracy either. He couldn’t cross the street  with someone else (I have some examples), let alone join with another person  in a conspiracy. Everything he did, he did alone, as far as I am aware. I  haven’t heard about the Hanks film and would like to know more. And yes, I met  Vincent Bugliosi once. He was speaking in my town, Cambridge, Mass., and when  I went up to him afterward he jumped to his feet and said “you’re an American  icon!” Imagine. Later I read his book and saw that everything he said about  me, my career as a reporter in Moscow, my lack of relationship to the US gov’t  etc., was true and showed that he had read the State Dep’t, CIA and FBI files  on me. His accuracy made me believe in his accuracy about other things in his book and was impressive.

Best,  Priscilla

Ted

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

As Ted Kennedy found out, power is a fickle bed fellow.

In our interview with Joan Kennedy, when asked about the Warren Commission, she explained:  “He (Ted) didn’t think it did anyone any good to believe otherwise. It wouldn’t be good for The Country. It wouldn’t be good for The Kennedys.”

Author Jefferson Morley suggests, “Teddy had a choice. Investigate his brother’s death and kiss off public service for the rest of his life. Or embrace public service and avoid looking into the terrible and painful realities of Dallas. He made his choice and he had to figure out how to live with it.”