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Open Thread - 11/22/2012


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, Videos )

TomCat
- 638 days ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).



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Jim Phillips (3208)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 12:42 pm
I remember that day well... regarding the photo above...

And who I was with almost too vividly.

It was a very sad day for all Americans.

What ensued afterwords took my breath away... and the coverups much later too...

Ty, Tom.
.
 

John B. (215)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 5:18 pm
Thanks Tom for the post and video clips.
Move ON: Bernie is the role model for progressives.
As Rachel says we really do have a lot to be thankful for in the political arena.
Pat Robertson is at the top of my list for the most crazy religious spokesperson I've ever know.
11/22/1963 is a date I will never forget.
Read, watched and noted.
 

. (3)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 6:00 pm
I didn't realize today is the anniversary of JFK's death, I will never forget it and the loss we suffered.
 

rene davis (74)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 8:08 pm
thank you.
 

Mary T. (186)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 8:14 pm
What a sad and tragic day for our country on 11/22/1963, I don't believe we will ever find out who was really behind JFK murder, This day is etched in my mind and have done a lot of research on this.
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 9:17 pm
For those of us who were school age or above, this is a date where we all probably can remember exactly where we were when we heard that JFK had been shot. The shock was all the greater because even the media spoke in terms like Camelot with the vision he had been able to communicate for our future--like a man on the moon.
 

Lynn Squance (230)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 11:13 pm
Ok, computer froze and then had a hissy fit. I lost everything so here we go again.

Puzzle 3:44 If it is eaten Jerry, then you go first since you finished the puzzle first! Besides, I am one tough old bird. Nothing could tenderise me!


MoveOn AMEN Bernie! You'd think that if their own saint said it, and they were singing his praises during the campaign, they would understand by now! Selective listening! Wonder if they will take away his sainthood and try to posthumously excommunicate him from the Republican/Teabagger Party?

MSNBC There are so many things to be thankful for for all my PP and Care2 friends; for my 3 fur kids; and especially for the nurses and aids that provide such excellent care to my mother. There are many more things but I won't get into them these are my 3 most important.

Right Wing Watch Pat Robertson is an old dufuss! I would be very thankful if he would retire, never to be heard from again. He is so far right, he's almost left!

Cartoon I remember that day so well. I was in grade 6 and was wearing a medium blue jumper, white blouse and knee socks. My teacher, Mr Daughn came into the classroom and announced the US president had been assassinated. It was as if time had been suspended and everything seemed almost surreal. And yes there were tears, and fear that 'the world was coming to an end'. Let's face it, we did the 'duck and cover' drills for nuclear attacks and the US was at the head, in those days, of protecting against nuclear war. There certainly weren't any lessons done for the rest of the day. I remember Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby, and I know there were a lot of conspiracy theories, but I did not know that right-wingers were responsible. That word was not in my vocabulary at age 11 and 12. I remember watching the funeral cortege, led by the riderless horse, on television and 3 year old John-John saluting his father's casket as it passed. At that point, I completely lost all composure and didn't see another thing. It certainly was the day that all innocence was lost.

 

John Gregoire (254)
Friday November 23, 2012, 6:24 am
I was a bit older than Lynn but also rememer that day in vivid detail. I was at college that year and about to graduate. I imagine that most Americans of our age remember quite well where they were and what happened over the ensuing weeks.
 

Robert Tomlinson (64)
Friday November 23, 2012, 5:57 pm
I am of the same opinion as you, Tom. JFK was not killed by a lone gunman.
 

James Maynard (68)
Friday November 23, 2012, 9:03 pm
The good memory of that day is it is also one of my
brother's birthday and he is alive and mostly well,
so it ameliorates some of the sadness of losing such
a wonderful president.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Friday November 23, 2012, 9:29 pm
A very sad day for all of us. I was a freshman in a Catholic high school. Classes were dismissed early, and to no great surprise many of us found our way to the church. Pews were packed with students, some still crying, others with stunned tear stained faces.

Like many, I have never believed in the lone gunman theory, but I fear no one will ever hear the truth. Thanks for the post Tom.
 

rene davis (74)
Friday November 23, 2012, 9:50 pm
thank you!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:57 pm
Like 9/11, it was one of those days where you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news. I was in class at my Catholic elementary school when we were told to stand up and start praying in unison. We were glued to the TV set for the next few days and couldn't hold back the tears no matter how much we tried. I agree with you, Tom, and many of the commenters. I appears that there's much we do not know and perhaps never will.
 

paul m. (93)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 5:14 am

Cover - up ,,,,??
 

TomCat S. (286)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 8:53 am
Thanks everyone. I found it sad irony that the anniversary of JFK's murder and Thanksgiving were concurrent this year. May we know the whole truth someday.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 1:31 pm
I was in the 4th grade when the republicans murdered our beloved President. The internet showed us
G H W Bush on the steps of the book depository. Then I could grasp the evil in these scum bags. Then his ignorant boy, mabus, let 9/11 happen. You could see their media machine go to work, distracting the people with "how the towers fell".
 

Kit B. (277)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 4:24 pm

I was not online for a couple days and missed this TC. For our generation a day that more than any other of our time changed our lives. It is true, I think we all would like to know what happened - exactly. Though I can recommend may books, one that was published in 2007, addresses the possible reasons for this assassination more directly and honestly than any other I have read. "JFK, The Unspeakable: Why he died and Why it matters...." by James K Douglass. Douglass is a historian so don't expect a ton of conspiracy theories here, just some matters of actual fact about JFK and those who had reasons to want a new president.
 

Ancil S. (175)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 1:42 am
I was only 2 years old,but I remember being on my mother's knee,watching a black car on the t.v. screen.Many years later,I asked mom what it was I remembered,and she looked at me oddly,and told me it was JFK.That's one of my earliest memories.Don't remember much,just the car.
 

Ancil S. (175)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 2:02 am
I was only 2 years old,but I do remember being on my mom's lap,and seeing the car on T.V. Years later,I asked mom about it,and she told me it was President Kennedy.All I remember was the car,not much else.
 

Ancil S. (175)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 2:02 am
Sorry about the double post!
 

Cam V. (417)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 2:18 am
Right Wingers? murdered JFK? You would be wrong about that. He was beloved by all around the world because of the way he handled the Cuban missile crisis. There are many theories about who killed him ..... I always beleived it was mob related because he was going after them big time and they did not like it at all.
I do remember the day. It was one of the sadest days the world had ever seen and then we lost Dr. King - who was also most beloved.
 

Ancil S. (175)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 2:23 am
Possibly.I remember a lady I used to work with thought that LBJ might have had him shot.
 

TomCat S. (286)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 9:48 am
Thanks to all but one.
 

Sheila D. (25)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 9:12 pm
I love Rachel Maddow; yes, a great voice of reason and truth. Pat Robertson gets listed with Karl Rove, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, and others, who are always out for the "conspiricy". They're all "out there", in their own little world. Yes, I also remember where I was when JFK died, though I don't remember the detail some have mentioned. I do remember how difficult it was to comprehend that someone could kill our president, and how sad everyone was that he was gone. And there are still a lot of theories out there about who wanted him dead, how many gunmen there were, and who was actually behind the killing.
 
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