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  • JFK and RFK Were Right to Wiretap MLK

    01/16/2012 8:45:29 AM PST · by Pelham · 17 replies
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 02/24/2006 | Allan H. Ryskind
    The Kennedy Administration engaged in an unforgivable act of government intrusion when it wiretapped Dr. Martin Luther King. That view is baked into the history books, and Jimmy Carter was just reprising this theme in his eulogy to Coretta Scott King. But the truth is that the famous civil rights leader brought those wiretaps on himself. This is not an untold story, as much as it is a forgotten one. The Cold War was in full swing in late 1963 when Bobby Kennedy authorized the first King wiretap. On JFK's watch, Khrushchev had put up the Berlin Wall and had...
  • For sale: Hearse that carried John F. Kennedy's body in Dallas

    01/16/2012 5:42:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 16, 2012 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    An auto auction company in Scottsdale, Ariz., plans to sell a 1964 Cadillac hearse that company executives say transported the body of President Kennedy after he was assassinated in Dallas. The car was used to take the body from Parkland Memorial Hospital to Love Field Airport, where Air Force One was waiting to return it to Washington. The Barrett-Jackson company has posted photos of the hearse on its website, along with a history of the vehicle.
  • Debt-Free United States Notes Were Once Issued Under JFK. U.S. Government Still Has The Same Power.

    12/19/2011 9:25:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 12/19/2011 | Michael Snyder
    Most Americans have no idea that the U.S. government once issued debt-free money directly into circulation. America once thrived under a debt-free monetary system, and we can do it again. The truth is that the United States is a sovereign nation and it does not need to borrow money from anyone. Back in the days of JFK, Federal Reserve Notes were not the only currency in circulation. Under JFK (at at various other times), a limited number of debt-free United States Notes were issued by the U.S. Treasury and spent by the U.S. government without any new debt being created....
  • 85-year-old woman may sue TSA after being strip searched at JFK Airport

    12/03/2011 6:45:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 71 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | December 2 2011, 9:36 PM | Nicholas Hirshon
    An 85-year-old Long Island grandmother says she plans to sue the TSA after a humiliating strip search on Tuesday by agents at JFK Airport. Lenore Zimmerman, who lives in Long Beach, says she was on her way to a 1 p.m. flight to Fort Lauderdale when security whisked her to a private room and took off her clothes. “I walk with a walker — I really look like a terrorist,” she said sarcastically. “I’m tiny. I weigh 110 pounds, 107 without clothes, and I was strip-searched.” TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said a review of closed circuit TV footage from the...
  • The Cult Surrounding JFK

    11/28/2011 8:14:31 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 19 replies
    Had Enough Therapy? ^ | Stuart Schneiderman
    A nation that considers John F. Kennedy one of its greatest presidents is not a serious nation. Clearly, Americas have been intoxicated by the Kennedy mix of celebrity and martyrdom. They have been fed Kennedy misinformation for decades. As a result, the Kennedy myth has worked as a cultural toxin. For my part I have suggested that JFK is the presiding genie behind the Vietnam Era counterculture. He also influenced the growth of an American celebrity culture and of an ethic that values aristocratic decadence. No other president so clearly embodied a culture of permanent entitlement. Yesterday Ross Douthut offered...
  • The John F. Kennedy Assassination Homepage

    11/22/2011 8:20:07 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 148 replies ^ | 4 Mar 2006 |
    During his electoral battle tour in the south of the States, John F. Kennedy visited Dallas (Texas) on November 22, 1963. On his arrival at 1140 hours, he was warmly welcomed by the people of Dallas. Kennedy, Governor John Connally and their wives sat down in the limousine of the President which led the motorcade through the town.
  • Modern Dallas coming to grips with Kennedy assassination (Barf Alert)

    11/21/2011 10:35:35 PM PST · by Lattero · 43 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/22/2011 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Those organizing the 50th anniversary event — many of whom, like Longford, are not from Dallas or were born after 1963 — say they are not capitalizing on memories of Camelot. They want to show the world how far "Big D," the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country, has come from its days as a conservative outpost of big-haired socialites, oil tycoons and cowboys. "People arrive and expect to see people walking down the street in cowboy hats," said Phillip Jones, head of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau. "Instead, they find a city with the sixth-largest gay and lesbian...
  • Jack the Cat Dies

    11/06/2011 9:23:54 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 72 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | 11-6-11 | Luke Funk
    MYFOXNY.COM - The cat that gained international attention after being lost at JFK Airport and then being found two months later has died. Jack was on the brink of death when he was found in a customs room at JFK but it was hoped that he would survive after intensive treatment. He was supposed to be on a flight to California with his owner when he disappeared in late August. The veterinarian caring for Jack said more than two months on his own left the animal so severely malnourished and dehydrated. He developed dangerous skin and liver conditions while trying...
  • Jack the cat moved to Manhattan for further treatment

    11/04/2011 11:07:46 AM PDT · by algernonpj · 46 replies
    TimesLedger ^ | November 4, 2011 | Ivan Pereira
    Jack the cat is moving on to the West Side of Manhattan from Queens as he continues to regain his strength for his return voyage to his owner in California. The cat, who was lost at John F. Kennedy International Airport for two months, was moved Thursday from the BluePearl Veterinary animal hospital in Forest Hills to its new state-of-the-arts facility at 410 West 55 St. where he will continue his recuperation. ...
  • Chris Matthews Angrily Denies Having Ghostwriter's Help with New JFK Book

    11/02/2011 2:58:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 2, 2011 | Ken Shepherd
    "F*** you!" is how MSNBC's Chris Matthews reportedly objected to the notion that he used the services of a ghostwriter for his new book, "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero." In a November 2 blog post,'s Jeff Bercovici detailed the Hardball host's testy reaction to the suggestion that just as Matthews's boyhood hero heavily relied on Ted Sorensen, Matthews had a professional scribe assist him on his latest project (emphasis mine): Matthews’ genial, boyish face darkens. “Forget you,” he says. (Only he doesn’t say “forget you.” Both Matthews and my editor asked me not to print what he actually said, so...
  • Revealed: How JFK stole his 'ask not what your country can do' speech from his old headmaster

    11/01/2011 8:25:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-1-11 | Graham Smith
    It was quickly recorded as one of the greatest sound-bites in political history. As delivered by President John F Kennedy during his January 1961 inauguration address, the immortal phrase 'Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country' inspired millions of Americans. But a new book claims the words of wisdom were not down to Kennedy, or one of his speechwriters, but were instead cribbed from the headmaster of a school the president once attended. Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, by U.S. talk show host and author Chris Matthews, claims that Kennedy first...
  • Lost Cat Found at JFK Airport 2 Months After Going Missing (Cat Fell From a Ceiling Tile in Customs)

    10/26/2011 12:59:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    NBC11 ^ | Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011
    The cat fell from a ceiling tile in the customs room.A Bay Area cat lost for two months since it went missing from a baggage center at John F. Kennedy Airport has been found safe. American Airlines reports that the feline, known as Jack the Cat, was found in a customs room and was taken to a veterinarian. A family friend of the owner told NBC that the cat was discovered after it fell from a ceiling tile. Karen Pascoe was flying with Jack and her other cat, Barry, to San Francisco that week to start a new job in...
  • Saudi Man Arrested at JFK After TSA Discovers Stun Weapons in Luggage

    09/25/2011 12:06:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Christopher Santarelli
    A 54-year-old Saudi man was arrested in a first-class lounge at JFK airport outside New York City Friday. Mohamed Hefni was apprehended after Transportation Security Administration agents spotted a stun gun and four other weapons in Hefni’s checked bag for a flight to Riyadh. After TSA agents first noticed the gun’s outline during a routine screening, they opened Hefni’s package. Inside they discovered a fully operable battery-powered electric stun gun, three electric stun batons, an electric stun pen, and a large can of pepper spray, authorities told the New York Post. Hefni’s lives in New York City and was arrested...
  • "Miss me yet?!" -JFK

    09/19/2011 7:45:08 PM PDT · by LiberConservative · 8 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 19, 2004 | William J. Federer
    "Our tax system still siphons out of the private economy too large a share of personal and business purchasing power and reduces the incentive for risk, investment and effort – thereby aborting our recoveries and stifling our national growth rate." Read more: John F. Kennedy on taxes
  • Jackie O: MLK Was Terrible, FDR a Phony

    09/17/2011 6:05:50 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 95 replies · 1+ views ^ | 091711 | Cort Kirkwood
    The truth is out. The leading lady of liberal America between 1960 and her death in 1994, the standard setter of au courant women with her pillbox hats, bouffant hairstyle, and jet-set friends, the Guinevere to Camelot’s King Arthur himself, didn’t much care for lesbians and Martin Luther King and other leftist world leaders. The tapes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (shown as a young First Lady, left) are out, as The New American reported, and their first installment weeks ago revealed that she thought Vice President Lyndon Johnson, the most prodigious and successful election thief in American history, had a...
  • Camelot Revisited: Jackie Spins the Kennedy Era From the Grave

    09/16/2011 7:23:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 16, 2011 | Suzanne Fields
    Jackie Kennedy is back, but the world she knew as first lady is gone forever. The woman Mamie Eisenhower said looked "younger than Barbie," the fashion icon who didn't want to wear hats but capitulated at Jack's inauguration with a chic pillbox worn on the back of her head so it wouldn't ruin her bouffant hairdo, the widow who described her husband's administration as Camelot, a romantic notion as fanciful as the legend from which it was based, speaks again through a gossamer haze of pre-feminist politics. The seven-part interview the former first lady gave to historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr.,...
  • Oscar-winning actor Cliff Robertson dies at 88

    09/10/2011 6:09:54 PM PDT · by John W · 89 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 10, 2011 | LA Times
    Cliff Robertson, who starred as John F. Kennedy in a 1963 World War II drama and later won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a mentally disabled bakery janitor in the movie "Charly," died Saturday, one day after his 88th birthday.
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Reveals That JFK Feared an LBJ Presidency

    09/09/2011 6:22:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/09/2011 | Rick Klein
    President John F. Kennedy was so "worried for the country" about the prospect that Vice President Lyndon Johnson might succeed him as president that he'd begun having private conversations about who should become the Democratic Party's standard-bearer in 1968, Jacqueline Kennedy recalled in a series of oral-history interviews recorded in early 1964. She said her husband believed strongly that Johnson shouldn't become president and, in the months before his death in November 1963, he'd begun talking to his brother, Robert Kennedy, about ways to maneuver around Johnson in 1968. "Bobby told me this later, and I know Jack said it...
  • Perception of Mitt Romney election to presidency would be similar to that of John F. Kennedy...

    08/10/2011 11:09:30 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 31 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Aug. 8, 2011 | Rhett Wilkinson
    If Mitt Romney were to be elected president of the United States in 2012, the concern that some voters now have with his membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would dissipate the same way it did with voters’ concerns about John F. Kennedy’s Catholicism, Newell Bringhurst said Friday morning at the opening presentation of the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR) Conference. SNIP In a question regarding how LDS Church members have reacted to the contrasting manner in which the two candidates have handled questions about their beliefs toward Mormonism, Bringhurst said that rank-and-file members...
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Reportedly Believed Lyndon B. Johnson Behind JFK's Assassination

    08/08/2011 8:39:30 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 175 replies · 10+ views ^ | August 08, 2011
    Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis believed Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was behind the assassination of her husband, according to tapes recorded by the former first lady just months after President John F. Kennedy's death, the Daily Mail reports.
  • Explosive Jackie O tapes 'reveal how she believed Johnson killed JFK and had affair

    08/08/2011 1:59:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 132 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 8, 2011 | Rachel Quigley and Liz Thomas
    Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the assassination of her husband John F Kennedy, ‘explosive’ recordings are set to reveal. The secret tapes will show that the former first lady felt that her husband’s successor was at the heart of the plot to murder him. She became convinced that the then vice president, along with businessmen in the South, had orchestrated the Dallas shooting, with gunman Lee Harvey Oswald – long claimed to have been a lone assassin – merely part of a much larger conspiracy. Texas-born Mr Johnson, who...
  • Why Palin, Bachmann Have Plenty of Time for Their Kids

    07/27/2011 10:33:31 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 11 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 27, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    Among the many ways Sarah Palin was hit in the media during her 2008 vice presidential bid—criticism now spilling on to current presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann—was that she should forget politics and make time for her kids. GOP pollster Kellyanne Conway has an answer for those who think Palin, Bachmann, or other women with children don't have enough time to raise them while serving in public office...
  • Part of NY's JFK Airport evacuated after bag found

    07/25/2011 6:54:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/25/11
    Part of NY's JFK Airport evacuated after bag foundAP – 27 mins ago NEW YORK (AP) — Part of New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport has been evacuated due to a suspicious bag. Steve Coleman of the Port Authority, which runs the airport, says the bag was left in the business class lounge at the American Airlines Terminal 8 around 7:40 a.m. Monday. Terminal 8 was shut down as a precaution. The rest of the airport is still open.
  • Jumbo jet forced to make screeching halt at JFK to avoid Egypt Air plane

    06/22/2011 7:32:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 22, 2011
    A Jumbo jet, with 286 passengers on board, had a terrifying near miss when it was forced to screech to a halt to avoid colliding with another plane that had turned into its path. The Lufthansa Boeing 747 was accelerating along a runway as it prepared to take off at Kennedy Airport, New York, when it narrowly avoided slamming into an EgyptAir Boeing 777.
  • Former FBI agent who investigated Oswald dies

    06/18/2011 11:39:08 PM PDT · by LucyT · 10 replies
    YahooNews ^ | Sat Jun 18, 8:49 pm ET | Unknown/Staff
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The FBI agent who inherited Lee Harvey Oswald's file the year before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated has died of cancer. Funeral services were held Saturday in the Kansas City suburb of Roeland Park, Kan., for James P. Hosty, who spent nearly five decades defending himself against accusations that he should have investigated Oswald more closely. Hosty died June 10 of cancer at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo., McGilley and Hoge Johnson County Memorial Chapel said on its website. He was 86. Hosty wrote the book "Assignment: Oswald," which came out in...
  • New tape: JFK fretted moon program was tough sell

    05/25/2011 7:28:36 AM PDT · by decimon · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2011 | JAY LINDSAY
    BOSTON – After setting a soaring vision to land a man on the moon, President John F. Kennedy struggled with how to sell the public on a costly space program he worried had "lost its glamour" and had scant political benefits, according to a newly released White House tape. Kennedy and NASA Administrator James Webb hashed out how to strengthen public backing for the mission, such as by highlighting its technological benefits and military uses. And in a scenario that echoes today, the two worried about preserving funding amid what Webb calls a "driving desire to cut the budget," according...
  • Has The Media Finally Awakened?

    05/21/2011 9:03:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | May 21, 2011 | Ron Futrell
    I keep thinking/hoping, eventually journalists are going to wake up. I’ve spent 30 years in the business, always cynical about its mission (the business is supposed to attract cynics,) and waiting and wondering if good sense and logic will finally win out over the obvious politics. A ray of hope. Veteran journalists (many now retired) are starting to speak out about what they are seeing with todays “journalists.” “If you watch an Obama news conference, and watched a Bush news conference previous to that, where correspondents sit in their seats with their hands folded on their laps, [it's] as if...
  • When Camelot Attacks: 'Love the Kennedys and Nobody gets hurt'

    05/06/2011 8:50:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 21 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | 4/11 | Bradley
    Amazing true story of how a writer/producer was destroyed career-wise for daring to tell the ugly truth about the Kennedys. Everything you loathe about the Kennedys has been verified. Read at Link before it is scrubbed.
  • JFK's fatal head wound: The truth for those who want to know (very graphic)

    11/22/2003 5:10:59 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 258 replies · 22,956+ views & others | 11/22/03
    The Zapruder film proves itself to be authentic. There is no possibility that any frames could have been cut out of the film or altered. Why/how? Every time a frame was exposed, part of the background scene was exposed onto both the next frame and the previous frame in the sprocket hole areas. This is because the sproket holes are between frames, as shown below: The head shot, frame-by-frame: Frame 312 Frame 313 Frame 313 enlarged: Frame 314 Frame 315 Frame 316 Frame 317 Frame 318 Frame 319 Frame 320 The head wound: The large flap of skull, skin and...
  • FBI & Probers Targeted / Say terror sheik's Staten I. aide found (Agents) homes

    04/23/2002 2:07:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 74 replies · 732+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/23/02 | GREG B. SMITH
    A Staten Island mailman who was a follower of the blind terror sheik tracked down confidential addresses of FBI agents and prosecutors pursuing Al Qaeda, according to court records and federal sources. Ahmed Sattar, described by federal prosecutors as a point man for a major terror group in America, was spotted by one federal agent near his home. The agent moved his family from the area.Sattar also was put on the federal payroll, receiving thousands of dollars to be a paralegal for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman during his 1995 terror trial, government officials said.Even though federal investigators became suspicious of...
  • Was JFK killed because of his interest in aliens? Demanded UFO files 10 days before death

    04/19/2011 4:10:49 PM PDT · by mojito · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/19/2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    An uncovered letter written by John F Kennedy to the head of the CIA shows that the president demanded to be shown highly confidential documents about UFOs 10 days before his assassination. The secret memo is one of two letters written by JFK asking for information about the paranormal on November 12 1963, which have been released by the CIA for the first time. Author William Lester said the CIA released the documents to him under the Freedom of Information Act after he made a request while researching his new book 'A Celebration of Freedom: JFK and the New Frontier.'...
  • The JFK-UFO Connection: Bogus Documents or Unanswered Questions?

    04/19/2011 7:45:15 AM PDT · by Dengar01 · 45 replies
    AOL News ^ | 04/18/11 | Lee Speigel
    Do you like a good UFO detective story? Well, here's one for you. And it's ongoing, so we don't yet know the ending. It involves President John F. Kennedy's interest in UFOs shortly before his death and an allegation that he may have angered officials in his administration when he asked for information on the subject. Recently, the FBI opened a new website, "The Vault," that lets you view a variety of documents, including those regarding UFOs. I looked into one document that appears to include a phony UFO story and mentioned how important it is to be extremely careful...
  • The Bay of Pigs, 50 years on

    04/18/2011 2:52:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 18, 2011
    Fifty years ago today, a brigade of 1,400 US-trained and -financed rebels was struggling desperately to keep alive an attempt to topple Fidel Castro and liberate Cuba from his communist regime. But by April 21, 1961, four days after the initial invasion at the Bahia de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs), the invaders had run out of ammunition and were forced to surrender -- victims of a monumental failure of will by Washington.
  • Bay of Pigs survivors pay tribute Sunday to fallen brethren

    04/17/2011 5:14:08 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 16 April 2011 | Luisa Yanez
    Taps will fill the air in Little Havana Sunday as the survivors of Brigade 2506 honor their fallen brothers, the men who died trying to liberate Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. The survivors, now in their 70s and 80s, will salute as a bugle plays and 104 names of veterans killed in battle are read. SNIP “These men certainly fit the bill of being considered a great generation,’’ said Victor Triay, SNIP More than 3,000 took part in the doomed mission, about half of which are still alive today. “What these men did 50 years ago was an act...
  • Holy Cow Update: Video Captures Shock Collision of Jets on JFK Runway

    04/11/2011 11:58:39 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 36 replies
  • Paul Ryan's Homer Capehart Problem

    04/05/2011 9:22:49 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 05 apr 2011 | Jeffrey Lord
    Can Paul Ryan avoid becoming the next Homer Capehart? And if so, how? Homer Capehart, after all, was right. Early. The issue was in fact just as real as he said it was and every bit as dangerous. He stood up when few were willing and said why it was dangerous -- over and over again. He called the President of the United States to task for not paying attention. There would be extremely serious consequences for ignoring the problem, he insisted. He spoke, he pleaded, he demanded. He did everything up to and including begging for something to be...
  • In Obama’s speech, echoes of JFK (No, he's serious!)

    03/28/2011 6:47:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | March 28, 2011 | Robert Kagan
    With his speech tonight, President Obama placed himself in a great tradition of American presidents who have understood America’s special role in the world. He thoroughly rejected the so-called realist approach, extolled American exceptionalism, spoke of universal values and insisted that American power should be used, when appropriate, on behalf of those values. I was particularly pleased to see him place Libya in the context of the Arab Spring. This is the part of the equation that the self-described realists have missed....
  • Freedom Isn't Free

    03/16/2011 8:55:19 PM PDT · by netminder29 · 9 replies
    A Hollywood Republican ^ | 3/15/2011 | Ira Schwartz
    Freedom, when stoked, has a tendency to spread like wild fire, consuming everything in its path. It’s a hunger you can’t satisfy, a desire that gnaws at your very sole forcing you to give up everything you have, even your life, to obtain it and keep it.
  • Former JFK professor sues over firing she says was prompted by burlesque show

    03/14/2011 5:59:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 3/14/11 | Matt Krupnick
    An Oakland college professor has sued John F. Kennedy University, arguing she was fired after her bosses discovered she performed with a Bay Area burlesque group. In her federal suit, filed last week, Sheila Addison said she lost her job teaching marriage and family therapy at the Pleasant Hill-based university after administrators found out she was performing anonymously as "Professor Shimmy" with the Hubba Hubba Revue. A male professor who stripped down during a separate show kept his job, Addison argued. The university issued a short statement Monday, calling the lawsuit "completely without merit." A university spokeswoman did not respond...
  • Unions vs. the Right to Work ~ WSJ.

    02/28/2011 7:23:59 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 18 replies
    Collective bargaining on a broad scale is more similar to an antitrust violation than to a civil liberty. P>How ironic that Wisconsin has become ground zero for the battle between taxpayers and public- employee labor unions. Wisconsin was the first state to allow collective bargaining for government workers (in 1959), following a tradition where it was the first to introduce a personal income tax (in 1911, before the introduction of the current form of individual income tax in 1913 by the federal government).
  • Hidden JFK video from eve of death

    02/22/2011 1:07:42 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies ^ | February 22, 2011 | STAFF REPORTER
    A COLOUR home movie of assassinated US president John F. Kennedy made the night before his death has emerged nearly 48 years later. The film shows Kennedy in Houston on the eve of his 1963 motorcade appearance at Dallas where he was shot dead. The silent film captures the president and first lady Jacqueline at a League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) meeting at the city's Rice Hotel on the night of November 21.
  • Two TSA agents busted at JFK Airport for stealing $160,000 from checked bags

    02/16/2011 12:40:46 PM PST · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 16, 2011 | Phillip Messing
    Two TSA agents were busted today at Kennedy Airport for stealing $160,000 in cash from bags, authorities said. Davon Webb, 30, and Couman Perad, who turned 36 today, were arrested after admitting they had regularly stolen from checked bags, sources said. In one instance, Perad, who joined the Transportation Security Administration in 2002, and Webb, who has been an agent since 2004, stole $39,000 on Jan. 30 from a bag at Terminal 8, sources said. The passenger whose money was stolen was on his way to Argentina, sources said. The $39,000 was later found in their homes after TSA notified...
  • Why Ronald Reagan beats John F. Kennedy as a better presdient

    01/27/2011 1:14:16 PM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies
    Irish Voice ^ | Thursday, January 27, 2011 | Tom Deignan
    The 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s inauguration recently passed, and the event was marked by much hoopla. There were nostalgic observations about the brilliance of JFK’s “Ask not what your country can do for you…” speech that frigid January morning back in 1960. And there was also a fair bit of blarney, such as pundit Chris Matthews on The Colbert Report implying that JFK became president at a time when there were still “No Irish Need Apply” signs. (Matthews, by the way, more than made up for this slip by writing a brilliant piece in The Washington Post about...
  • Nancy Pelosi Partied With JFK 50 Years Ago

    01/22/2011 5:01:46 AM PST · by lbryce · 82 replies
    Gawker ^ | January 22, 2010 | Staff
    Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's inauguration. How did you celebrate? Nancy Pelosi, for one, posted a photo of her with Kennedy at an inaugural ball on January 20, 1961. It's the one on the left, duh.
  • JFK's own dirty trick (Did Kennedy really win the 1960 election?)

    01/17/2011 9:25:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Wahsington Post ^ | 01/17/2011 | Mark Feldstein
    Fifty years ago next week, Richard Nixon stood uncomfortably on the Capitol's inaugural platform and watched his rival John F. Kennedy being sworn in as president. "We won" the election, Nixon fumed, "but they stole it from us." Indeed, the dirty tricks that helped defeat Nixon were more devious than merely the ballot-stuffing of political lore. In one of the least-known chapters of 20th-century political history, Kennedy operatives secretly paid off an informant and set in motion a Watergate-like burglary that sabotaged Nixon's campaign on the eve of the election. It began in the fall of 1960, when the Kennedy...
  • Ambulance That Carried JFK's Coffin Goes on Sale

    01/05/2011 7:29:43 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 4, 2011 | Fox News
    A rare piece of Americana goes on sale this month, when one of the vehicles that carried the body of President John F. Kennedy after his assassination hits the block at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, which begins on January 17. The 1963 Pontiac Bonneville ambulance was used to collect the president’s flag-draped coffin from Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland upon its return from Dallas. Kennedy’s wife, Jackie, and his brother Robert accompanied the president’s body as it was transported to Bethesda Naval Hospital for an autopsy.
  • Kennedy's exit from Congress leaves a family void (Goodbye Kennedys)

    12/26/2010 2:44:21 PM PST · by seanmerc · 126 replies · 33+ views ^ | 26 Dec 10 | Andrew Miga
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Kennedys have held congressional seats, the presidency and the public's imagination for more than 60 years. That era ends when Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island vacates his U.S. House seat next month, leaving a City Council post in California as Camelot's sole remaining political holding.
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • Why America Continues to Prefer JFK (Why he ranks first among past 9 Presidents)

    12/09/2010 7:44:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/09/2010 | Alvin Feizenberg
    A conservative friend of mine asked me why the public continues to rank John F. Kennedy first among Barack Obama’s nine predecessors in public opinion surveys, as they did again just this week — a Gallup poll showed Kennedy with an 85 percent approval rating, eleven points higher than that of his closest competitor, Ronald Reagan. At first blush, my friend’s bafflement seems justified. In office barely a thousand days, Kennedy was hardly the kind of president Barack Obama would term “transformative” — not like Lincoln, FDR, and Reagan, who each set the nation on a new course consistent with...
  • Kennedys respond to Palin barbs

    12/04/2010 11:13:05 AM PST · by ColdOne · 86 replies ^ | December 4, 2010 | Michael J. Bailey, Globe Staff
    Link is on the list.