Skip to comments.JFK's assassination seems like yesterday
Posted on 11/22/2016 5:21:19 AM PST by luke1825
THREE SHOTS FIRED AT PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S MOTORCADE TODAY IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS.
That was the United Press International bulletin that came over the clattering teletype machine. It was early afternoon Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 -- 53 years ago today.
I looked at the bulletin in shock. I turned to tell someone, but there was no one in sight. I was at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. I was a young reporter for the Boston Herald Traveler checking out the Canadian ambassador to the United States who was speaking at a luncheon of bankers and financie
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Venereal disease infested reprobate.
In 2013 I breathed a sigh of relief. 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. Ted Kennedy dead. No Kennedy’s in positions of real power. I figured the Cult of Worship of JFK was going to end. 50th anniversary was one thing, but who would care about the 51st anniversary??
And here we are in 2016, still genuflecting to the dead guy. Kripes.
A prepositional phrase to modify the term should be employed by all:
‘JFK’s assassination by a communist.’
Some of us are still holding out for justice in this case.
I was at Love Field that morning standing at the fence next to the plane when JFK and Jackie came walking by shaking hands it certainly doesn’t seem like yesterday to me.
If things had turned out differently, JFK Jr. would be leaving office and Vice President Obama would be gearing up for 2 terms today.
Just rolled back into the high school parking lot from lunch when my buddy and I heard it on the radio. We rushed inside and nobody believed us. Until 20 minutes later. Has it been that long? Holy crap. Time flies.
“If things had turned out differently, JFK Jr. would be leaving office and Vice President Obama would be gearing up for 2 terms today.”
Why do you say that? The Dems got two terms followed by Nixon. Johnson got Kennedy’s second term.
Soon, our list of Freepers that can still relate their memories of just where they were when they first heard the news will be dwindling.
We each have our tales of where we were when - For me a short list -
Sputnik launched by Soviets,
Hemmingway took his own life,
Blockade of Cuba -
For older Freepers -
They must cherish - Pearl Harbor, D-Day, the Atomic Bomb, maybe the death of FDR
We were hanging around the arcade after lunch waiting for the bell to ring when Tim Sutton came up and said Kennedy had been shot. Most of us just assumed he was wounded and would recover.
Later the principal came on the intercom and announced that he had died.
I was in Penny’s in cameron Village, down stairs when a clerk told everyone the President was shot.
I went back to the House and the president of the campus young Republicans came in telling us “well, we just lost the Election”
My take away from then.. The Zapruder film. Remarkable that History could be captured for study through the ages.
And LBJ went on to win the next election - He could have served two full terms on his own.
In 1968, via Armed Forces Radio in VietNam I heard the most wonderful words -
"I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president." [LBJ]
I was 40 miles north of Dallas, in first grade that day. Oswald’s neice was in my class.
I was alive then but too young to remember - still in diapers. Would have loved to have lived the 1960s as an adult. So much happened that decade and I missed almost all of it because I was just a little kid.
Yup. Made for a weird Thanksgiving.
Flashbulb memories are usually more important and immediate than many of those.
Mine are only Challenger and 9/11.
“maybe the death of FDR”
LOL my grandparents didn’t like him. Mom told me they had a neighbor that was an FDR worshipper and she came wailing in distress to them one day. FDR was dead, she wailed; grandma just casually consoled, “I’m sorry for you” and went on with her coffee. She said she didn’t much care, like a shrug of the shoulders.
1) I don’t give a rat’s patoot about JFK. He’s dead, Jim. And his degenerate family has ridden his halo long enough.
2) I couldn’t care less about some scumbag reporter’s recollection of the assassination. Go reminisce to your grandkids and keep your memoirs to yourself.
3) Camelot was a myth ... in both its Arthurian and Kennedian incarnations. What ended on Nov. 22, 1963, was a dream. Unfortunately, it was followed by the LBJ nightmare.
That must have been rough on her the next week. First the accusation, then the televised shot by Ruby. Did they pull her out of school. Wow!
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