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(CNN)   Come for Nixon and Kennedy sharing a flight while campaigning against each other, stay for sitting president Dwight Eisenhower flying commercial   (cnn.com) divider line 30
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2012-08-19 04:55:20 PM
That was a really nice blog post, CNN.
 
2012-08-19 04:56:52 PM
I want to caption that Rock Hudson pic "Shhh, don't tell them". 

/Kate sure was a class act.
 
2012-08-19 05:27:45 PM
Nixon and Kennedy once shared a sleeper car on a train ride, when they were either campaigning for their House seats in '48 or barnstorming as freshmen congressmen, and I believe Kennedy even contributed to one of Nixon's campaigns.  There was a lot of mutual admiration between them.
 
2012-08-19 06:00:11 PM
I don't think Mojo Nixon would get along with MTV's Kennedy at all.
 
2012-08-19 06:14:15 PM
Morbo will now introduce the candidates - Puny Human Number One, Puny Human Number Two, and Morbo's good friend Richard Nixon.

How's the family, Morbo?

Belligerent and numerous.
 
2012-08-19 07:42:34 PM
Isn't Eisenhower the guy that built the autobahn?
 
2012-08-19 08:53:55 PM
That was back when any type of flight was still a luxury.
 
2012-08-19 09:04:53 PM

Peaceboy: Nixon and Kennedy once shared a sleeper car on a train ride, when they were either campaigning for their House seats in '48 or barnstorming as freshmen congressmen, and I believe Kennedy even contributed to one of Nixon's campaigns. There was a lot of mutual admiration between them.


They were friends while they were in the Senate. They were friends until 1960, when JFK used every trick in the book (and some that weren't) to get elected in an election where Nixon thought he was a shoe-in.
 
2012-08-19 09:06:03 PM
Midway Airport today would include many fat passengers and scenes that are not so glamorous...
 
2012-08-19 09:13:04 PM

quatchi: I want to caption that Rock Hudson pic "Shhh, don't tell them".


Funny, I want to caption the John Wayne picture the same way.
 
2012-08-19 09:40:01 PM
Politics tab? Really???

Okay. At least back then people respected the 1%er's that this article highlights.

If it wasn't for them, who could afford airline travel today?
 
2012-08-19 09:43:25 PM
No, Subby, no. No, no, no. In 1959 they were not campaigning against each other. In 1959, Senator Kennedy at age 42 was an unlikely longshot. And they didn't have the idiocy where primaries and debates start in the year previous to the election year. Not to deny that it all changed in 1960, but TFA says 1959.
 
2012-08-19 09:46:22 PM
Did I say at age 42? I forgot to add age 42 and Catholic, a huge issue at that time.
 
2012-08-19 09:50:06 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: If it wasn't for them, who could afford airline travel today?


Huh?
 
2012-08-19 09:54:18 PM
T-Servo: Midway Airport today would include many fat passengers and scenes that are not so glamorous...

Yeah, I didn't see a single fat-girl-in-sweatpants-clutching-a-filthy-pillow in the whole bunch.
 
2012-08-19 09:56:36 PM

farkityfarker: tenpoundsofcheese: If it wasn't for them, who could afford airline travel today?

Huh?


Until we started heavily subsidizing the airline industry in the 1960s (more heavily than we already had been), the "Jet Age" would never have happened.

/I'm sure that's not was Cheese meant, but it is true.
 
2012-08-19 09:57:06 PM
Terrible writing in TFA by the way. At least three times in TFA, author has to talk about not wanting to sit next to smelly males, how he doesn't want to see male toes of sandal wearers, and other horrors of having to fly with male humans. But that's OK, CNN writer. Dehumanize me as much as you like, as long as we get that you don't want anyone to think that you might like men.
 
2012-08-19 10:07:51 PM
Dwight_Yeast: Peaceboy: Nixon and Kennedy once shared a sleeper car on a train ride, when they were either campaigning for their House seats in '48 or barnstorming as freshmen congressmen, and I believe Kennedy even contributed to one of Nixon's campaigns. There was a lot of mutual admiration between them.

They were friends while they were in the Senate. They were friends until 1960, when JFK used every trick in the book (and some that weren't) to get elected in an election where Nixon thought he was a shoe-in.


Shoo-in shoo-in shoo-in. And which years exacty were Nixon and Kennedy in the Senate together?
 
2012-08-19 10:17:40 PM

Kevin72: Terrible writing in TFA by the way. At least three times in TFA, author has to talk about not wanting to sit next to smelly males, how he doesn't want to see male toes of sandal wearers, and other horrors of having to fly with male humans. But that's OK, CNN writer. Dehumanize me as much as you like, as long as we get that you don't want anyone to think that you might like men.


Bob Greene sucks. He's one of those columnists for the Trib who kept waxing nostalgic for an era that only existed in the imagination of white Republican Baby Boomer men.
And then he got fired for banging a 17-year-old.
 
2012-08-19 10:35:00 PM

Dwight_Yeast: farkityfarker: tenpoundsofcheese: If it wasn't for them, who could afford airline travel today?

Huh?

Until we started heavily subsidizing the airline industry in the 1960s (more heavily than we already had been), the "Jet Age" would never have happened.

/I'm sure that's not was Cheese meant, but it is true.


Stop spreading false Maoist Kenyan Propaganda ---- We Built Thistm
 
2012-08-19 10:43:30 PM

NotoriousW.O.P: Kevin72: Terrible writing in TFA by the way. At least three times in TFA, author has to talk about not wanting to sit next to smelly males, how he doesn't want to see male toes of sandal wearers, and other horrors of having to fly with male humans. But that's OK, CNN writer. Dehumanize me as much as you like, as long as we get that you don't want anyone to think that you might like men.

Bob Greene sucks. He's one of those columnists for the Trib who kept waxing nostalgic for an era that only existed in the imagination of white Republican Baby Boomer men.
And then he got fired for banging a 17-year-old.


Wow! Talk about fitting a profile.
 
2012-08-19 10:50:22 PM

BuckTurgidson: quatchi: I want to caption that Rock Hudson pic "Shhh, don't tell them".

Funny, I want to caption the John Wayne picture the same way.


[repomanmiller]

"I installed two way mirrors in his pad in Brentwood. And he'd come to the door in a dress".
 
2012-08-19 10:52:16 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Okay. At least back then people respected the 1%er's that this article highlights.


All hail, the 1%ers, truly we are not worthy to breathe the same oxygen as them.

Just for kicks, exactly what were the 1%ers in those photos paying in taxes?

*blink*
 
2012-08-19 10:56:24 PM

Kevin72: NotoriousW.O.P: Kevin72: Terrible writing in TFA by the way. At least three times in TFA, author has to talk about not wanting to sit next to smelly males, how he doesn't want to see male toes of sandal wearers, and other horrors of having to fly with male humans. But that's OK, CNN writer. Dehumanize me as much as you like, as long as we get that you don't want anyone to think that you might like men.

Bob Greene sucks. He's one of those columnists for the Trib who kept waxing nostalgic for an era that only existed in the imagination of white Republican Baby Boomer men.
And then he got fired for banging a 17-year-old.

Wow! Talk about fitting a profile.


Not quite. It was a 17-year-old girl. I should have been more specific.
 
2012-08-19 11:35:21 PM

quatchi: "I installed two way mirrors in his pad in Brentwood. And he'd come to the door in a dress".


THE HELL YOU SAY!
 
2012-08-20 02:59:19 AM
Couldn't work now, fartbongo the usurper needs AF1 for his Chicago/Kenya posse.... Or something like that
 
2012-08-20 05:59:21 AM

Lost Thought 00: That was back when any type of flight was still a luxury.


I don't know..people dressed up for it because it was expected of them, but it wasn't that expensive.
I've got an old ticket of my mom's from 1947. Boston to Harrisburg PA. 14 dollars.
 
2012-08-20 08:26:55 AM

0Icky0: Lost Thought 00: That was back when any type of flight was still a luxury.

I don't know..people dressed up for it because it was expected of them, but it wasn't that expensive.
I've got an old ticket of my mom's from 1947. Boston to Harrisburg PA. 14 dollars.


Using annual rates of inflation, that ticket today would cost $141.20. In fact, on USAirways today, leaving BOS tomorrow and returning from MDT the next day, the ticket would be $857.
 
2012-08-20 10:06:29 AM
catch-americain.wifeo.com
Wrestler, Tax Collector and Photographer. Is there anything he didn't do?
 
2012-08-20 03:10:49 PM
Kevin72 Wow! Talk about fitting a profile.

I dunno if you can call a Chicago Jewish baby boomer columnist who coined the term "Yuppie" & hung out with Hunter S. Thompson in "Fear & Loathing On The Campaign Trail" an "old white Republican" but the Fark Politics Tab holds bad juju for History Majors(Rob't Byrd went into politics on orders of the Grand Cyclops-just like in "Clash Of The Titans")...I also doubt you could say anybody who likes gas below $4.00 a gallon is "nostalgiac", but you're on a roll
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http://uptownalmanac.com/2012/08/hunter-s-thompson-nixons-bart-ride
 
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