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(New York Daily News)   New letter up for auction shows that young Robert Kennedy was afraid his brother John would be killed at any minute... and that was just by angry husbands   (nydailynews.com) divider line 14
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2014-09-02 09:55:23 AM  
To be fair, many people feared for JFK's life. He was changing the country for the better in ways that bigots hated.
 
2014-09-02 11:08:26 AM  
Yeah, killed in the war.
 
2014-09-02 11:16:58 AM  
Mighty Sparrow song

President Kennedy is in heaven I'm sure
May he rest in peace for ever more
It will take us over a century
To get a next man like Kennedy
He never should have passed through Texas oh-oh
The world never miss a man so since de death of Christ
And lord it was terrible oh what a sacrifice
He's gone and without a prayer
Not one word he said
When dis Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead
I said de Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead
He was loved he was feared
He was respected even in the East
Yet he was known to be a man of peace
All his trouble was for humanity
His salary went to charity
He was a man amongst men
We all lost a friend
The world never miss a man so since de death of Christ
And lord it was terrible oh what a sacrifice
He's gone and without a prayer
Not one word he said
When dis Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead
I said de Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead
In Cuba in Berlin and in Vietnam
Like a champion Kennedy handled de situation
The civil rights bill the tax reduction
The troops in the school against segregation
The beginning of a good relation with the bald head man.
The world never miss a man so since de death of Christ
And lord it was terrible oh what a sacrifice
He's gone and without a prayer
Not one word he said
When dis Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead
I said de Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead.
November 22nd was the day he died
When I got the news how I cried
To me Kennedy meant security
Lots of hope and equality
Then dis trigger-happy clown shot him down
The world never miss a man so since de death of Christ
And lord it was terrible oh what a sacrifice
He's gone and without a prayer
Not one word he said
When dis Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead
I said de Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead.
 
2014-09-02 11:20:55 AM  
Well, given what happened to Joe, who was killed flying an experimental plane that was the closest thing the Aliies ever had to a Kamikaze craft, I can see how he might have been worried for his little brother tooling around in the pacific in a boat only slightly sturdier than a balsa wood toy.


But ladies and gentlemen, the Kennedy assassination mystery has been definitive solved, thanks to the recently published memoir of a french Madam who counted President Kennedy as one of her clients.  According to her, The president asked for a girl that looked just like his wife , "only pretty".

It is clear that somehow that remark got back to Jackie, and from that minute forward the president was, justifiably, a dead man
 
2014-09-02 11:22:52 AM  
FTA - "This letter is to offer my deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your son," the future President writes. "I realize that there is nothing that I can say can make your sorrow less; particularly as I know him; and I know what a great loss he must be to you and your family. Your son rode the PT 109 with me on the night of August 1-2 when a Japanese destroyer, travelling at a high speed cut us in two, as we turned into him for a shot. I am truly sorry that I cannot offer you hope that he survived that night. You do have the consolation of knowing that your son died in the service of his country."

I challenge Obama to write as clear, concise and heartfelt  anything as this. A simple, direct statement penne  under stress, yet grammatically correct and straightforward. Remarkable, the difference in the quality of education between then and now.
 
2014-09-02 11:45:12 AM  
Is this where the Fark conservatives come out to bash the man who was possibilty the greatest president this country has ever seen as well as the greatest world leader of that century?  Hell, sliced bread should take a backseat to JFK (as long as it is not in an open-top convertible through the streets of Dallas, TX)

Magorn: But ladies and gentlemen, the Kennedy assassination mystery has been definitive solved, thanks to the recently published memoir of a french Madam who counted President Kennedy as one of her clients.  According to her, The president asked for a girl that looked just like his wife , "only pretty".

It is clear that somehow that remark got back to Jackie. . .


Nice.
 
2014-09-02 12:00:49 PM  

Magorn: Well, given what happened to Joe, who was killed flying an experimental plane that was the closest thing the Aliies ever had to a Kamikaze craft, I can see how he might have been worried for his little brother tooling around in the pacific in a boat only slightly sturdier than a balsa wood toy.


But ladies and gentlemen, the Kennedy assassination mystery has been definitive solved, thanks to the recently published memoir of a french Madam who counted President Kennedy as one of her clients.  According to her, The president asked for a girl that looked just like his wife , "only pretty".

It is clear that somehow that remark got back to Jackie, and from that minute forward the president was, justifiably, a dead man


More plausible than most.
 
2014-09-02 01:21:46 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: FTA - "This letter is to offer my deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your son," the future President writes. "I realize that there is nothing that I can say can make your sorrow less; particularly as I know him; and I know what a great loss he must be to you and your family. Your son rode the PT 109 with me on the night of August 1-2 when a Japanese destroyer, travelling at a high speed cut us in two, as we turned into him for a shot. I am truly sorry that I cannot offer you hope that he survived that night. You do have the consolation of knowing that your son died in the service of his country."

I challenge Obama to write as clear, concise and heartfelt  anything as this. A simple, direct statement penne  under stress, yet grammatically correct and straightforward. Remarkable, the difference in the quality of education between then and now.


Huh?  Are you trying to say Obama isn't as well spoken as JFK because of some form letter "sorry for your lots" thing?  He graduated magnum cum laude from harvard law, I think he can form a sentence.
 
2014-09-02 01:22:54 PM  
Kennedy's father got him a safe office job in Washington, but he promptly f'ed up by getting involved with a Danish spy who worked for the Abwehr.

That got him transferred to the South Pacific, where he f'ed up big time by getting rammed by a much bigger and slower ship; just hellaciously lousy seamanship!

Rather than court martial him, they made him a hero. I $u$pect there were about $100 million rea$on$ to do $o.
 
2014-09-02 03:15:47 PM  
Headline: ... and that was just by angry husbands


Too soon, man, too soon.
 
2014-09-02 04:19:38 PM  

lindalouwho: To be fair, many people feared for JFK's life. He was changing the country for the better in ways that bigots hated.


Sorry, that is revisionist.  He did not get very much done in his first three years, except for a tax cut which was copied in large part from Republican Warren G. Harding.

He screwed up big time in Cuba, fouled up several high--level negotiations with Khrushchev, leading the latter to think he was soft, which led to the Cuban Missile Crisis.  He was never able to break the deadlock on Civil Rights.

Lyndon Johnson, a man who could get things done (not necessarily the things which need doing) got most of his stalled legislation passed, but JFK got the credit.
 
2014-09-02 04:57:47 PM  

olddinosaur: lindalouwho: To be fair, many people feared for JFK's life. He was changing the country for the better in ways that bigots hated.

Sorry, that is revisionist.  He did not get very much done in his first three years, except for a tax cut which was copied in large part from Republican Warren G. Harding.

He screwed up big time in Cuba, fouled up several high--level negotiations with Khrushchev, leading the latter to think he was soft, which led to the Cuban Missile Crisis.  He was never able to break the deadlock on Civil Rights.

Lyndon Johnson, a man who could get things done (not necessarily the things which need doing) got most of his stalled legislation passed, but JFK got the credit.


*rolls eyes*
 
2014-09-02 07:49:11 PM  
lindalouwho *rolls eyes*

Bigots? Other than a few speeches, JFK was actually pretty standoffish on Civil Rights...  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/640189268/Bystander-sets-record-st r aight.html?pg=all
 
2014-09-03 01:30:22 AM  
JFK is the greatest in the same way musicians who die at the peak of their popularity are the greatest.

His legacy became immortal because he died.

And of course some folks never could accept that he was killed by a left-winger and not a rabid Nixon-voting Goldwater supporting Republican.
 
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