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Time for cancel culture to ditch the Kennedys

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 7/5/2020 4:47:55 AM

If Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Columbus no longer pass woke muster in Boston, then it’s time for the Kennedys to go. And everything with their names plastered on it — the JFK Library and JFK federal building, his statue at the State House, the Kennedy School of Government across the river, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Edward M. Kennedy Whatever They Call It, etc. Everything must go! Profiles in Courage? The Kennedys were more like Profiles in Caucasity, as that woke Harvard gal said this week before she too got canceled. Let’s start with President Kennedy.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: BarryNo 7/5/2020 6:12:51 AM (No. 467459)
The father was scum. The eldest died an unlikely hero, over Germany, running from his father's will. JFK nearly followed in the Pacific, becoming a hero, though seriously crippled. Robert was a simply a goon, using his offices for his father's mobster friends' benefit. Every last one of the Kennedys were womanizers to a degree that would make Bill Clinto blush. My father personally represented a corroborating witness to a mob killing. Robert, serving as AG at that time, tried every which way to get the witness to retract his testimony so the murderer could go free. Very hairy, from what my dad said. The witness his client was corroborating ended up dead a week later. I wonder who leaked his where abouts to the mobsters? Teddy was a traitor through and through, working for or, at least allied with, the Soviet Union. Records of that fact came to light when the USSR imploded. JFK accomplished one good thing in his life: NASA and the Space Program. He died, not because of the Bay of Pigs, or any Cuban aggression, but because he opposed starting a War in SE Asia. Military aid was enough. Kennedy's VP, Johnson was GOOD friends with all sorts of defense contractors and suppliers who made BILLIONS off the Vietnam War. Had Kennedy lived, Johnson would have been finished politically. JFK despised Johnson, who had been forced on him by the Democrat Party, and who he considered an uncultured bore. In JFK's run for a second term, he felt he had enough political capital to drop Johnson despite the wishes of his party. He paid the price. The hundreds of thousands of young Americans died or were maimed in the meat grinder Johnson ordered fir his friends, the Military Industrial Complex, and the Democrat Party.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: John C 7/5/2020 6:19:56 AM (No. 467463)
Don't forget Teddy's letter tot the Pope as he was
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DogFacedPonySoldier 7/5/2020 6:20:50 AM (No. 467464)
Senator John Kennedy also voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: John C 7/5/2020 6:29:39 AM (No. 467470)
Hit submit to soon. Don't forget Teddy's letter to the Pope as he was dying, looking for forgiveness and being given a big funeral by the cardinal. Minority country and chain migration were Ted's ideas. We are still paying the price for it.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter 7/5/2020 6:53:54 AM (No. 467483)
No, John F. Kennedy died because a societal loner misfit, a Communist sympathizer, a husband with a fatally unhappy wife and an adult with a teenage wish to be famous, mail-ordered a gun and shot the President. As much as I despised everything about Lyndon Johnson, I know he was too shrewd and too smart to sponsor a take down of the leader of the free world.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: worried 7/5/2020 7:08:02 AM (No. 467495)
#1, if Kennedy opposed a war in SE Asia, why did he increase form a couple hundred advisors to thousands of troops in three years? He began the escalation there, and Johnson just kept it up, except on a larger scale. Kennedy doesn't get a pass on this one. And he should have been court-martialed for losing his ship during WW2. The captain of the Indianapolis was, but I guess he didn't have the political connections that Kennedy had.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Periwinkel 7/5/2020 7:47:48 AM (No. 467520)
Watch the Democrats clutch their pearls and take to their fainting couches over this one!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: spacer 7/5/2020 7:58:04 AM (No. 467531)
#6 I agree with everything you stated. Kennedy also gave the green light for the removal of South Vietnamese President Diem and was stunned when the guy was offed. I give zero credit to Kennedy for anything,other than his handlers ability to manipulate the American people. Prostitutes and regular whores abound in OUR Whitehouse. Deceit and out right treason. You can not read the Admirals in charge of the Bay of Pigs fiasco, account of Kennedys treachery and come to any other conclussion. I believe the Russians had knowledge, if not photos, of Kennedy and his mob related whores.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: GO3 7/5/2020 9:13:48 AM (No. 467607)
Agree #6. JFK went from Ike's 500 advisors to 15,000 not including aviation support. There was no automatic withdrawal in the plan. Certain conditions had to met before a withdrawal could be initiated. Apparently, JFK (and LBJ) ignored the findings of Ike's Ridgway commission which said that hundreds of thousands of troops committed en masse would be needed to win the war. And while mustering the units, send in the New Jersey Battlegroup to immediately blockade Haiphong and shell the port facilities. Kennedy's best and brightest indeed.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 7/5/2020 9:17:14 AM (No. 467613)
Howie Carr is a national treasure. Catch his show on the Newsmax network - - daily at 4pm. Love you, Howie!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: GO3 7/5/2020 9:17:28 AM (No. 467614)
#9, forgot to add this is why Ike passed.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bigfatslob 7/5/2020 10:09:39 AM (No. 467687)
I really like everything Boston related when Howie Carr speaks about the Kennedys he's my 'go to' guy.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: BarryNo 7/5/2020 11:11:32 AM (No. 467744)
Poster 5, I must disagree. That was the Warren Report's conclusion from the likes of people like Arlan Spector, who referenced Scottish Law when discussing whether or not to impeach Bill Clinton. Johnson was a wealthy man of many interests, which often conflicted with the law. Many of his employees, when caught on the wrong side of the law ended up 6 feet under when they tried to save themselves by turning State's evidence against their employer. One of the most infamous, had to do with one of his chief accountants. The man, released on bail was found dead of a half dozen rifle bullets to the torso. Interestingly, he had no powder burns on his clothing, and most of the bullets would have been immediately incapacitating according to what I've read. The coroner ruled it a suicide. But that wasn't the end. A Texas Ranger had the shell casings dusted for prints. That upstanding member of the community was arrested, tried and convicted of First Degree murder. In those days the judge possessed the authority for sentencing, and the Johnson appointee sentenced the hit man to 'Time Served'. This was called 'Texas Justice' at the time. Considering his propensity for using snipers to settle his employee disputes, I suspect our hit man may have been tapped for JFK, and years later for MLK. Nothing provable, but Johnson was an arrogant nasty customer.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/5/2020 11:18:45 AM (No. 467755)
You mean I'm going to have to start referring to them as "the K-word" ?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: BarryNo 7/5/2020 11:19:53 AM (No. 467759)
Also, one more thing: A President's policies are often controlled by his party and custom. While I don't consider JFK any boy scout, Johnson and other's in his party were positioned to make things very difficult for him. His propensity for bedding any female within eyesight also gave them a lot of leverage during a time when such things actually mattered to the public. Johnson's friends were his friends because they were the Democrat Party's major donors. My Father in his role as chief Legal officer in a major oil company regularly moved in those circles. It was those circles who believed Johnson had offed Kennedy. Nothing was said because we were still in the Cold War with the USSR, and it was the political consensus that open accusations against Johnson might spark Civil unrest and leave us open to nuclear attack by the USSR. Of course the open unrest due to the Vietnam War was to come later.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Muguy 7/5/2020 11:42:08 AM (No. 467792)
#5, Seriously, are you working for Project Mockingbird? There are many issues with the so-called "lone gunman" and "single-bullet theory". There were four women on the 4th floor of the TSB who never heard anyone come down the rickety wooden stairs or heard of saw the freight elevator come down from the 6th floor, much less having an obstructed view with trees and the wrong height for the SBT to work, much less the 30+ eye witnesses who saw a large hole behind JFK's right ear-- CSI ballistics proves that entrances are small and exits are large... There were a LOT of changes as a result of that act, and the entire family starting with Old Joe are lessons in history of influence and corruption, although we are alive today when we could have been obliterated in October 1962
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Reply 17 - Posted by: lakerman1 7/5/2020 11:56:09 AM (No. 467812)
sorry, #1, but it was JFK who ramped up the viet Nam war by sending 25,000 troops to Viet Nam in January, 1962. I'm sure of that, because I processed physical exams for those active duty 'volunteers.' (There were, and still may be, the folloiwing classes of U*&SAF physical exams: Class I and IA for pilot trainees and navigator trainees Class II for pilots and navigators already graduates of flight training Class III for all other flight crew members Class III was the easiest to pass, Class I almost impossible for anyone over the age of 25 to pass. When the orders on the top secret viet nam adventure came from the Pentagon, we were told to do Class I physicals, and because of the top secret label, we didn't question it, even though we knew most would flunk. And half way through the processing, with most people flunking, the pentagon changed the physicals to Class III. LBJ got drawn into the expansion of the viet nam war, perhaps because he kept Robert McNamara as Secretary of Defense.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: StormCnter 7/5/2020 11:59:29 AM (No. 467816)
There is always room in any tragedy to speculate and attempt to prove a conspiracy. But, Lee Oswald acted alone. And so did Jack Ruby. Both men were at best misguided and at worst demented.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: StormCnter 7/5/2020 12:06:05 PM (No. 467825)
One more thing. What level of intelligent planning to assassinate the American president would assign the deed to someone as unbalanced, troubled, unreliable and unstable as Oswald?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: BarryNo 7/5/2020 1:46:36 PM (No. 467945)
How did Oswald know the motorcade would pass the book repository that day. My understanding was that the route was changed, almost at last minute. So, if Oswald was the gunman, and not a patsy, how did he know to prepare himself for assassination?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DaBigGuy 7/5/2020 2:35:00 PM (No. 467992)
#19 you finally got it right, planners wouldn't have used Oswald as an assassin, so they didn't. They used pros. Oswald was the designated patsy, but he stepped out of line and had to be eliminated. Maybe next you can tell us about Oswald's ghost killing dozens of witnesses.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Chuzzles 7/5/2020 3:09:36 PM (No. 468029)
Agree with all points of #1. Daddy Joe was corrupted, and even tried to negotiate for family gain with Hitler when he was ambassador to the Court of St. James. When a man forces a lobotomy on his own daughter, all because she acted like her brothers, that whole family is beyond scum and should be made irrelevant to history, from Daddy on down to JFK/RFK/Teddy the swimmer.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: 49 Ford 7/5/2020 5:57:06 PM (No. 468176)
It amazes me that so many today still subscribe to JFK conspiracy theories. No one has a shred of real evidence to contest the lone gunman conclusion, but they all "just know" what really happened. #20, the parade route was published in the daily newspaper on the previous Tuesday. Oswald was an avid newspaper reader. To get the right fix on Oswald you have to consider his (proven) attempted shooting of General Walker and his murder of Officer Tippit. He was a loner and no one's "patsy". Read his brief public comments about the shootings of JFK and Tippit. He never admitted any connection to either killing. Those who want to do their homework should read Vincent Buglosi's "Reclaiming History" and "With Malice" by one Lee Meyers. Others may have wished to see JFK gone for their owns reasons, but Oswald dunnit. Period.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: DaBigGuy 7/6/2020 4:55:51 AM (No. 468495)
Vincent Bugliosi’s book “Reclaiming History” was a very noteworthy task to put together. However, it is nothing more than a lengthy prosecutor’s brief. It is as misleading as Gerald Posner’s “Case Closed” and the Warren Commission Report. All three cherry-picked evidence, ignored compelling counter-evidence, set up distracting straw men to knock over, and disregarded anything that didn’t support their predetermined conclusion. The linchpin of all three is the nonsensical single bullet fantasy, which even Hoover’s FBI scoffed at. In an interview in 1966, even Arlen Specter couldn’t defend or justify the single bullet fantasy, and he invented it. When Jesse Curry retired as police chief of Dallas, Texas, he wrote a book called "JFK Assassination File." In a November 6, 1969 interview for the Dallas Morning News around the time of publication, Curry stated, "We don't have any proof that Oswald fired the rifle, and never did. Nobody's yet been able to put him in that building with a gun in his hand." Perhaps you have some evidence that Curry didn't. Bugliosi certainly doesn't.
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