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2013-01-07 05:14:35 PM  
Andrew Jackson was assassinated?

Did someone steal Obama's magical time machine and change history again?
 
2013-01-07 06:01:04 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Andrew Jackson was assassinated?

Did someone steal Obama's magical time machine and change history again?


oooOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
 
2013-01-07 06:08:06 PM  
Andrew Jackson is America's greatest President.
 
2013-01-07 06:08:13 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Andrew Jackson was assassinated?

Did someone steal Obama's magical time machine and change history again?


FTA: Lincoln and Kennedy were assassinated and Jackson would have been as well, if his would-be assassin's guns hadn't misfired. I didn't know either.
 
2013-01-07 06:10:30 PM  
FTFA: How many times have we heard the phrase "all the gold in Fort Knox"?

Ummm, not in the past 30 years or so?
 
2013-01-07 06:11:51 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Andrew Jackson was assassinated?

Did someone steal Obama's magical time machine and change history again?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson#Attack_and_assassination _a ttempt
 
2013-01-07 06:12:15 PM  
It was the Bacon Vampire Illuminati and the Big Lebowski, wasn't it.
 
2013-01-07 06:12:16 PM  
Three times I voted Jackson, thinking him bullet-proof. He just had that cockiness, I liked him.
 
2013-01-07 06:12:46 PM  
Most of the gold is in the basement of the Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan, not Fort Knox.
 
2013-01-07 06:12:52 PM  
That is the worst article on Fark today.
 
2013-01-07 06:13:12 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-07 06:13:41 PM  
According to this, in the future Total Fark may cost more than 5 Ameros a month.
 
2013-01-07 06:13:43 PM  
Fort Knox, ha, it's for tourists.
 
2013-01-07 06:14:58 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Andrew Jackson was assassinated?

Did someone steal Obama's magical time machine and change history again?


Yep. In this timeline, Jackson was assassinated, and most of the southern U.S. is occupied and run by Native Americans. It has worked out pretty well.

//also in this timeline, when you're hungry, it's customary to say "I'd kill for some crack"
/say that to a police officer and they'll kindly point out the nearest burger joint
 
2013-01-07 06:15:12 PM  
Well, that's 93 seconds of my life I won't get back. Learned everything I need to know about TruTV, though.
 
2013-01-07 06:15:29 PM  

Bull Moose 76: That is the worst article on Fark today.


Clearly you haven't seen the Politics tab articles today.
 
2013-01-07 06:15:48 PM  

rob.d: Fort Knox, ha, it's for tourists.


www.chud.com

Concurs.
 
2013-01-07 06:16:06 PM  
Male Models, duh.

/feel like I'm taking crazy pills here.
 
2013-01-07 06:19:09 PM  
This headline failed to ignite and makes me want to beat it nearly to death with Andrew Jackson's cane.

From the Cracked article about what a badass lunatic Andrew Jackson was:

Best Quote:

"I have only two regrets: I didn't shoot Henry Clay and I didn't hang John C. Calhoun."

That's right. In a life rich with murdering people for little-to-no reason, Jackson's only regret was that he didn't kill quite enough people. People like Calhoun who, it should be noted, was Jackson's vice president.
 
2013-01-07 06:20:11 PM  
He knows the real reason why.

img808.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-07 06:20:57 PM  
"announcing the birth of a new secular order on this earth."

Learn Latin, morans.
 
2013-01-07 06:21:50 PM  
Jackson shot first.
 
2013-01-07 06:22:31 PM  

thecpt: Male Models, duh.

/feel like I'm taking crazy pills here.


Win.

Someothermonkey: He knows the real reason why.

[img808.imageshack.us image 320x192]


Place.

...does that make me Show?
 
2013-01-07 06:23:47 PM  
The Rothschilds tried to assassinate Jackson after a long running battle over whether the US should control its own currency or if a group of assholes in Zurich should.

Don't mess with the bankers.
 
2013-01-07 06:24:40 PM  
Oh, and my grandmother was convinced that JFK was still alive on an island with Marilyn Monroe. Really. No, she did not have Alzehimer's. Just a nutty grannie!
 
2013-01-07 06:25:22 PM  
Did you know the Andrew Jackson had pirates in his army at the Battle of New Orleans?

/badass
 
2013-01-07 06:26:04 PM  
Not to get all herpy derpy here, but damn this article pisses me off.

For instance, FTFA: "Its name implies that the country's richest institution is run with federal oversight. But according to author David Graeber's book Debt, "The Federal Reserve -- despite its name -- is technically not part of the government but a consortium of privately owned banks which otherwise operates without public oversight." The Fed's only government oversight is that the fact that the President appoints its Chairman"

What follows the bold words, is complete fact. If you read this paragraph the tone implies that "this whack-job alleges that The Federal Reserve is technically not a part of the government", and it isn't a part of the government, and everyone is taught this in high-school. It's a private corporation. Not going to bite on the other parts of this, but that is all legitimate.
Why is that worded so that you immediately dismiss that factual information, as if it is kook-talk?
 
2013-01-07 06:30:43 PM  

GoSurfing: Not to get all herpy derpy here, but damn this article pisses me off.

For instance, FTFA: "Its name implies that the country's richest institution is run with federal oversight. But according to author David Graeber's book Debt, "The Federal Reserve -- despite its name -- is technically not part of the government but a consortium of privately owned banks which otherwise operates without public oversight." The Fed's only government oversight is that the fact that the President appoints its Chairman"

What follows the bold words, is complete fact. If you read this paragraph the tone implies that "this whack-job alleges that The Federal Reserve is technically not a part of the government", and it isn't a part of the government, and everyone is taught this in high-school. It's a private corporation. Not going to bite on the other parts of this, but that is all legitimate.
Why is that worded so that you immediately dismiss that factual information, as if it is kook-talk?



Same reason Discovery-Times Channel did a 9/11 Conspiracy "investigation" that dealt with issues like missiles on planes, remote controlled planes and thermite instead of talking one word about the many real questions about 9/11. Same reason Alex Jones cashes an Illuminati check every month. Signal to noise ratio and all that.
 
2013-01-07 06:33:13 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-07 06:34:33 PM  
Came for the Simon Gruber reference, leaving pleased.
 
2013-01-07 06:34:42 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: "announcing the birth of a new secular order on this earth."

Learn Latin, morans.


Et tu, Brute?

Novus ordo seclorum="New Order of the Ages"

Regarding the Amero, am I wrong in thinking that all grey and black market trade in Mexico is conducted in US$ anyway? If it were to happen, there are a couple of important lessons to learn from the euro:

1. Have a strong central bank.
b. Don't listen to JP Morgan Chase when they say Greece is totes ok to join brah.
 
2013-01-07 06:41:35 PM  
I'm gonna go ahead and ignore people who can't spell four-letter words correctly.
 
2013-01-07 06:44:21 PM  
Weak article. I think it's more plausible that *if* Kennedy was assassinated by an organized group, rather than Lee Harvey acting on his own, it would be as a result of Kennedy's opposition to Operation Northwoods.

High-level people drafting proposals that involved killing US citizens would tend to want to cover that shiat up. Thank you, Freedom of Information Act.
 
2013-01-07 07:00:40 PM  
Andrew Jackson? No, Michael Jackson was assassinated by the Lizardman Illuminati to keep him from publicly coming out as one of them.
 
2013-01-07 07:02:33 PM  

Clash City Farker: Andrew Jackson is America's greatest President.


James k Polk.
 
2013-01-07 07:07:07 PM  

GoSurfing: Not to get all herpy derpy here, but damn this article pisses me off.

For instance, FTFA: "Its name implies that the country's richest institution is run with federal oversight. But according to author David Graeber's book Debt, "The Federal Reserve -- despite its name -- is technically not part of the government but a consortium of privately owned banks which otherwise operates without public oversight." The Fed's only government oversight is that the fact that the President appoints its Chairman"

What follows the bold words, is complete fact. If you read this paragraph the tone implies that "this whack-job alleges that The Federal Reserve is technically not a part of the government", and it isn't a part of the government, and everyone is taught this in high-school. It's a private corporation. Not going to bite on the other parts of this, but that is all legitimate.
Why is that worded so that you immediately dismiss that factual information, as if it is kook-talk?


You know how when you read a post from a fark troll and they start with asking you to agree to a fact before they lead you off the rails? It's like that. Slam the door when they try the old "foot in the door" technique.
 
2013-01-07 07:07:24 PM  

rob.d: Fort Knox, ha, it's for tourists.


underscoopfire.com
Disagrees.

Clash City Farker: Did you know the Andrew Jackson had pirates in his army at the Battle of New Orleans?

/badass


upload.wikimedia.org

Jewish pirates, no less.
 
2013-01-07 07:09:03 PM  

Clash City Farker: Andrew Jackson is America's greatest President.


HA, troll
 
2013-01-07 07:09:11 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Andrew Jackson was assassinated?

Did someone steal Obama's magical time machine and change history again?


Forget it... he's rolling.
 
2013-01-07 07:22:38 PM  

iron de havilland: Fark Rye For Many Whores: "announcing the birth of a new secular order on this earth."

Learn Latin, morans.

Et tu, Brute?

Novus ordo seclorum="New Order of the Ages"


God damn it. Ok so, I don't really understand any differences between stages of Latin's development but I play one on the interwebs.

/kai su teknon
//go ahead
///i am ready
////what's wrong with my koine
//that's koine right?
 
2013-01-07 07:24:38 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores:
/kai su teknon
//go ahead
///i am ready
////what's wrong with my koine
//that's koine right?


What has happened to my slash skills.
 
2013-01-07 07:31:15 PM  
Jackson was assassinated about as much as Ford was.
 
2013-01-07 07:33:20 PM  
The Men Who Killed Kennady was a very good series, it makes sense why LBJ killed him.
 
2013-01-07 07:35:54 PM  
It was because of the electric car!

/obscure
 
2013-01-07 07:37:16 PM  

Fano: Clash City Farker: Andrew Jackson is America's greatest President.

James k Polk.


Millard Fillmore.
 
2013-01-07 07:37:20 PM  
"Or that some of the statues written to enforce the amendment indicate the payment of income tax is voluntary"

Lost interest about there.
 
2013-01-07 07:44:49 PM  

KrispyKritter: Three times I voted Jackson, thinking him bullet-proof. He just had that cockiness, I liked him.


Actually the gold WAS in the basement of the WTC. The Tower Takedowns and the murder of thousands on 911 were cover for the biggest heist in history, orchestrated by the Rothschilds, planned by an un-named Muslim/Kenyan community activist out of Chicago, implemented by Dick Cheney, and transported by a fleet of North Korean nuclear submarines through a secret underground water channel via Agartha. The gold is now being stored in a secret Illuminati Bank in the Himalayas, in Nepal. These are true facts.
 
2013-01-07 07:47:38 PM  

Snarky Acronym: Most of the gold is in the basement of the Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan, not Fort Knox.


Hrmph! The Conspiracy is everywhere. It made my post appear with the wrong source post, simply to try to invalidate the facts. Once again:

Actually the gold WAS in the basement of the WTC. The Tower Takedowns and the murder of thousands on 911 were cover for the biggest heist in history, orchestrated by the Rothschilds, planned by an un-named Muslim/Kenyan community activist out of Chicago, implemented by Dick Cheney, and transported by a fleet of North Korean nuclear submarines through a secret underground water channel via Agartha. The gold is now being stored in a secret Illuminati Bank in the Himalayas, in Nepal. These are true facts.
 
2013-01-07 07:50:35 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Actually the gold WAS in the basement of the WTC. The Tower Takedowns and the murder of thousands on 911 were cover for the biggest heist in history, orchestrated by the Rothschilds, planned by an un-named Muslim/Kenyan community activist out of Chicago, implemented by Dick Cheney, and transported by a fleet of North Korean nuclear submarines through a secret underground water channel via Agartha. The gold is now being stored in a secret Illuminati Bank in the Himalayas, in Nepal. These are true facts.


That is a thing of beauty right there. If only you could have fit the Reptilians and the Masons in somehow.
 
2013-01-07 07:55:25 PM  

GoSurfing: Not to get all herpy derpy here, but damn this article pisses me off.

For instance, FTFA: "Its name implies that the country's richest institution is run with federal oversight. But according to author David Graeber's book Debt, "The Federal Reserve -- despite its name -- is technically not part of the government but a consortium of privately owned banks which otherwise operates without public oversight." The Fed's only government oversight is that the fact that the President appoints its Chairman"

What follows the bold words, is complete fact. If you read this paragraph the tone implies that "this whack-job alleges that The Federal Reserve is technically not a part of the government", and it isn't a part of the government, and everyone is taught this in high-school. It's a private corporation. Not going to bite on the other parts of this, but that is all legitimate.
Why is that worded so that you immediately dismiss that factual information, as if it is kook-talk?


Good catch.
 
2013-01-07 07:56:42 PM  

LiQuid!: [i.imgur.com image 700x303]


why is Abe Lincoln fighting Deadpool? and why is everyone else cheering when he boots his ass?
 
2013-01-07 07:58:05 PM  

GoSurfing: Not to get all herpy derpy here, but damn this article pisses me off.

For instance, FTFA: "Its name implies that the country's richest institution is run with federal oversight. But according to author David Graeber's book Debt, "The Federal Reserve -- despite its name -- is technically not part of the government but a consortium of privately owned banks which otherwise operates without public oversight." The Fed's only government oversight is that the fact that the President appoints its Chairman"

What follows the bold words, is complete fact. If you read this paragraph the tone implies that "this whack-job alleges that The Federal Reserve is technically not a part of the government", and it isn't a part of the government, and everyone is taught this in high-school. It's a private corporation. Not going to bite on the other parts of this, but that is all legitimate.
Why is that worded so that you immediately dismiss that factual information, as if it is kook-talk?


For the same reason that the TV series StarGate was aired. They even rubbed it in our faces: the series had an episode about a TV series called "Wormhole Extreme" that SGC allowed to be produced because it produced plausible deniability. Their take was that if there was a leak about SGC, then the government could merely point to the TV series and say, "Oh, they are thinking of that silly program." Layers of meta-reality, sheeple, meta-reality!
 
2013-01-07 07:59:23 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Actually the gold WAS in the basement of the WTC. The Tower Takedowns and the murder of thousands on 911 were cover for the biggest heist in history, orchestrated by the Rothschilds, planned by an un-named Muslim/Kenyan community activist out of Chicago, implemented by Dick Cheney, and transported by a fleet of North Korean nuclear submarines through a secret underground water channel via Agartha. The gold is now being stored in a secret Illuminati Bank in the Himalayas, in Nepal. These are true facts.

That is a thing of beauty right there. If only you could have fit the Reptilians and the Masons in somehow.


They wouldn't let me. The radio signals make my head hurt.
 
2013-01-07 08:24:04 PM  

Clash City Farker: Andrew Jackson is America's greatest President.


unless you happened to be an indian
 
2013-01-07 08:26:08 PM  
I'm not going to comment on a lot of the derp here but I do have one question......

Why do countries need private federal reserve banks that charge interest to loan money they don't actually have to governments that sign their taxpayers on as debtors, when the US specifically and many other countries as well are legally allowed to and in the case of the US, obligated to coint their own debt free money? If it was an idea that came about to keep spending in check then it is a big Mission Failed!
 
2013-01-07 08:34:07 PM  

Artist: Oh, and my grandmother was convinced that JFK was still alive on an island with Marilyn Monroe. Really. No, she did not have Alzehimer's. Just a nutty grannie!


That's so romantic. It's like Kanye West and Kim K. You just want them to live on forever, in love.

On a deserted desert island. One populated by thousands of giant spiders.
 
2013-01-07 08:50:57 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: iron de havilland: Fark Rye For Many Whores: "announcing the birth of a new secular order on this earth."

Learn Latin, morans.

Et tu, Brute?

Novus ordo seclorum="New Order of the Ages"

God damn it. Ok so, I don't really understand any differences between stages of Latin's development but I play one on the interwebs.


Meh. I was taught Latin at school. Fair enough, it was many years ago, and I couldn't tell you the difference between nominative, genitive and dative cases to this day.

/People called Romanes, they go the house.
//Still. learning for the sake of knowledge, even if it's utterly useless, is kind of cool.
///Geek.
 
2013-01-07 08:53:32 PM  
heahea.org
 
2013-01-07 08:56:56 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: FTA: Lincoln and Kennedy were assassinated and Jackson would have been as well, if his would-be assassin's guns hadn't misfired. I didn't know either.


I'm sure that would have been taken more seriously as a legitimate almost-assassination if Jackson hadn't regularly gotten into duels while president and been just fine despite being hit on several occasions.
 
2013-01-07 09:03:22 PM  

GoSurfing: Not to get all herpy derpy here, but damn this article pisses me off.

For instance, FTFA: "Its name implies that the country's richest institution is run with federal oversight. But according to author David Graeber's book Debt, "The Federal Reserve -- despite its name -- is technically not part of the government but a consortium of privately owned banks which otherwise operates without public oversight." The Fed's only government oversight is that the fact that the President appoints its Chairman"

What follows the bold words, is complete fact.


Well, except that the only oversight is not that the President appoints its Chairman - he appoints the entire Board of Governors.

If you read this paragraph the tone implies that "this whack-job alleges that The Federal Reserve is technically not a part of the government", and it isn't a part of the government, and everyone is taught this in high-school. It's a private corporation.

Which returns 100% of its profits to the US government. So, not exactly like every other private corporation, more like a quasi-independent arm of the government.

Not going to bite on the other parts of this, but that is all legitimate.
Why is that worded so that you immediately dismiss that factual information, as if it is kook-talk?


Because its factually wrong and oversimplifies the "private corporation" thing.
 
2013-01-07 09:12:58 PM  

crabsno termites: Clash City Farker: Andrew Jackson is America's greatest President.

unless you happened to be an indian


He cracked down on H1B visas?
 
2013-01-07 09:14:02 PM  
info.michaelsgroup.com
 
2013-01-07 09:17:58 PM  

chumboobler: I'm not going to comment on a lot of the derp here but I do have one question......

Why do countries need private federal reserve banks that charge interest to loan money they don't actually have to governments that sign their taxpayers on as debtors, when the US specifically and many other countries as well are legally allowed to and in the case of the US, obligated to coint their own debt free money? If it was an idea that came about to keep spending in check then it is a big Mission Failed!


1. In the US, all profit made by the Federal Reserve are returned to taxpayers. So the interest is an accounting thing only, for the government, though it does generate real profits on the "discount window" where loans are made to banks.

2. You need a central bank because you need someone to decide when and by how much to expand your money supply. You don't want that in the hands of politicians. The Fed's record on controlling inflation and smoothing out the highs and lows of the business cycle is, overall, pretty good, though recently it has been far too willing to let bubbles (dotcom, real estate) continue to inflate.

So no, the idea is not to keep spending in check - that's still the job of Congress (stop laughing!). The job of the Fed is to keep inflation in check, and to provide stimulus when demand slumps, even to the point of printing enough money to reverse deflation (because falling prices kill demand, you don't buy something if you think the price will be lower tomorrow).
 
2013-01-07 10:43:55 PM  
So even Syria is pretty quiet today, huh?
 
2013-01-07 10:45:45 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: It was the Bacon Vampire Illuminati and the Big Lebowski, wasn't it.


Nope. The Pentaverate and the Mauve Hand (gay mafia).
 
2013-01-07 10:48:32 PM  

GoSurfing: Not to get all herpy derpy here, but damn this article pisses me off.

For instance, FTFA: "Its name implies that the country's richest institution is run with federal oversight. But according to author David Graeber's book Debt, "The Federal Reserve -- despite its name -- is technically not part of the government but a consortium of privately owned banks which otherwise operates without public oversight." The Fed's only government oversight is that the fact that the President appoints its Chairman"

What follows the bold words, is complete fact. If you read this paragraph the tone implies that "this whack-job alleges that The Federal Reserve is technically not a part of the government", and it isn't a part of the government, and everyone is taught this in high-school. It's a private corporation. Not going to bite on the other parts of this, but that is all legitimate.
Why is that worded so that you immediately dismiss that factual information, as if it is kook-talk?


It read to me as if they were quoting an authority to help support a factual claim that might be contrary to common knowledge. More or less exactly the opposite of what you're saying.

At least from what you quoted. I'm not going to RTFA.
 
2013-01-07 11:01:33 PM  

crabsno termites: Clash City Farker: Andrew Jackson is America's greatest President.

unless you happened to be an indian


I know natives in SD who won't use or accept $20 bills. Something about forced deportations pisses people off for generations.
 
2013-01-07 11:45:06 PM  

Clash City Farker: Andrew Jackson is America's greatest President.


I understand he was capable of shiatting cudgels with which he would thrash his opponents, or really, anyone within reach.

Really, he's the closest America has come to having Christopher Walken as President.
 
2013-01-08 12:16:36 AM  
img.photobucket.com

JFK's killer wore a vault 22 jumpsuit
 
2013-01-08 01:43:03 AM  
JFK reneged on a deal with the mob and was trying to shut down the CIA. Add the commies and Nixon to that and it's a surprise he wasn't assassinated three or four times.
 
2013-01-08 02:04:35 AM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: FirstNationalBastard: Andrew Jackson was assassinated?

Did someone steal Obama's magical time machine and change history again?

FTA: Lincoln and Kennedy were assassinated and Jackson would have been as well, if his would-be assassin's guns hadn't misfired. I didn't know either.


And he would have beat the would-be assassin to death with a cane if he hadn't been pulled off.
 
2013-01-08 02:20:55 AM  

Clash City Farker: Andrew Jackson is America's greatest President.


I think you may be Cherokee-picking from the facts here.
 
2013-01-08 03:49:12 AM  
I did the math, once - not rigorously, but enough to satisfy me - that showed that all the gold mined throughout history is about...10% of the world's GDP.

Going to a gold-backed currency would reduce the money supply or the value of the supply by 90%.

Sure, let's run our car engines with only 10% of the oil it needs.
 
2013-01-08 04:29:44 AM  
I'm guessing whatever nimrod greenlighted this article didn't do too well in U.S. history. The stupid biatch that wrote it did no better.
 
2013-01-08 05:53:50 AM  

TommyDeuce: Jackson was assassinated about as much as Ford was.


This. You don't get credit for an *attempted* assassination in the history books, any more than you can get a Nobel Prize in *attempted* physics.
 
2013-01-08 06:13:48 AM  

FriarReb98: TommyDeuce: Jackson was assassinated about as much as Ford was.

This. You don't get credit for an *attempted* assassination in the history books, any more than you can get a Nobel Prize in *attempted* physics.


Agreed.
If there is truly a conspiracy of all powerful men who want you dead, in all likelihood they'll have a backup plan if the first attack fails.

/Oswald misses? JFK's car is T-boned by a semi a mile down the road.
/or all the engines on AF1 fail, or he contracts a strange incurable cancer, or the oval office phone explodes, etc...
/When we wen't after Castro we tried and failed like a half dozen times before giving up.
 
2013-01-08 07:46:06 AM  
Lincoln WAS assasinated by a conspiracy. But it wasn't a conspiracy on high levels. For most Southerners who had a decent grasp of Northern politics, any joy they might have felt evaporated once they considered the question- what next?
When some Southern troops still under the command of P.G.T. Beauregard began cheering and making up songs at the news, Old Bory stormed out of his tent and told his ADC to "Stop that racket and arrest any man who won't." Witnesses say that was the only time they saw the Creole general lose his temper all the way.
 
2013-01-08 09:38:31 AM  

FriarReb98: This. You don't get credit for an *attempted* assassination in the history books, any more than you can get a Nobel Prize in *attempted* physics.


Just ask Jodie Foster...
 
2013-01-08 09:56:09 AM  

way south: FriarReb98: TommyDeuce: Jackson was assassinated about as much as Ford was.

This. You don't get credit for an *attempted* assassination in the history books, any more than you can get a Nobel Prize in *attempted* physics.

Agreed.
If there is truly a conspiracy of all powerful men who want you dead, in all likelihood they'll have a backup plan if the first attack fails.

/Oswald misses? JFK's car is T-boned by a semi a mile down the road.
/or all the engines on AF1 fail, or he contracts a strange incurable cancer, or the oval office phone explodes, etc...
/When we wen't after Castro we tried and failed like a half dozen times before giving up.


OTOH, how do we know that the CIA wasn't in on the Kennedy assasination?
Simple. He's dead, ain't he?
 
2013-01-08 10:25:12 AM  

chumboobler: I'm not going to comment on a lot of the derp here but I do have one question......

Why do countries need private federal reserve banks that charge interest to loan money they don't actually have to governments that sign their taxpayers on as debtors, when the US specifically and many other countries as well are legally allowed to and in the case of the US, obligated to coint their own debt free money? If it was an idea that came about to keep spending in check then it is a big Mission Failed!


Ask Sadam or Gadhafi, oh wait...
 
2013-01-08 11:39:09 AM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: FirstNationalBastard: Andrew Jackson was assassinated?

Did someone steal Obama's magical time machine and change history again?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson#Attack_and_assassination _a ttempt


pretty dang interesting about both those pistols

/learning on fark
 
2013-01-08 03:28:06 PM  

FriarReb98: TommyDeuce: Jackson was assassinated about as much as Ford was.

This. You don't get credit for an *attempted* assassination in the history books, any more than you can get a Nobel Prize in *attempted* physics.


Yeah, that's why I was surprised someone replied to my OP like I was ignorant... I know Jackson was nearly assassinated quite a few times. But the headline says he was Assassinated, and that just didn't happen.

Now, if Subby had used James Garfield, or William McKinley, he would have been correct. Of course, both of those were assassinated by lone nutjobs.
 
2013-01-08 05:55:00 PM  

Clash City Farker: Andrew Jackson is America's greatest President.


William Henry Harrison

/no, really
 
2013-01-09 03:42:12 PM  
Whoever "wrote" this article must have watched a DECODED marathon this weekend.
 
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