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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1963, JFK was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, three days after his assassination. Attempts to bury him before his assassination were met with loud protests   (history.com) divider line
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-11-25 1:20:06 PM  
Makes me wonder what MLK would say if he were alive in 2020.
 
2020-11-25 2:36:51 PM  
Since this is History Channel, I can only assume aliens were involved. Study it out, sheeple!
 
2020-11-25 2:42:05 PM  
I was three when this happened.   I watched the funeral on TV.    Later, they replayed it.   I hadn't quite caught on to TV not always being live....

Me:   Mommy, whose that they're burying on TV?
Mom:   President Kennedy.
Me:   Why did they dig him up again?
 
2020-11-25 2:45:40 PM  
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2020-11-25 2:46:41 PM  

ZAZ: Makes me wonder what MLK would say if he were alive in 2020.


Probably screaming while clawing at the inside of his coffin.
 
2020-11-25 2:57:11 PM  
rnatalie:

Ugh, that funeral was just  . . . . . awful.  Cardinal Cushing's Latin was abominable.  A first-year Carmelite postulant could do better.

The fact that they deliberately made it a Low Mass and minimized the pomp and ceremony that would ordinarily be due to a head of state at their funeral was shabby and low-rent.  If I had a time machine, I'd love to go back and ask just wtf were they thinking.
 
2020-11-25 3:07:28 PM  

blockhouse: rnatalie:

Ugh, that funeral was just  . . . . . awful.  Cardinal Cushing's Latin was abominable.  A first-year Carmelite postulant could do better.

The fact that they deliberately made it a Low Mass and minimized the pomp and ceremony that would ordinarily be due to a head of state at their funeral was shabby and low-rent.  If I had a time machine, I'd love to go back and ask just wtf were they thinking.


Well, to be fair, a good portion of the head of the head of state was missing so they figured they'd diminish the display accordingly.
 
2020-11-25 3:07:49 PM  
Nice try, historians.

Who's REALLY buried there?
 
2020-11-25 3:09:40 PM  

blockhouse: rnatalie:

Ugh, that funeral was just  . . . . . awful.  Cardinal Cushing's Latin was abominable.  A first-year Carmelite postulant could do better.

The fact that they deliberately made it a Low Mass and minimized the pomp and ceremony that would ordinarily be due to a head of state at their funeral was shabby and low-rent.  If I had a time machine, I'd love to go back and ask just wtf were they thinking.


"Shabby and low-rent." The entirety sure impressed the hell out of me. John stole the moment with his salute.
 
2020-11-25 3:10:08 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: ZAZ: Makes me wonder what MLK would say if he were alive in 2020.

Probably screaming while clawing at the inside of his coffin.


and done, it was a surprising finish, but a finish nonetheless
 
2020-11-25 3:18:25 PM  
Back and to the left, back and to the left, back and... ok you fell in the grave, a bit more left might have been good.
 
2020-11-25 3:22:43 PM  
Most overrated president in history.
 
2020-11-25 3:23:15 PM  
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2020-11-25 3:30:03 PM  
Reminds me of some stuff I read about in-court/deposition testimony on several websites.

Attorney: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?
Doctor: All of my autopsies are performed on dead people.  The live ones put up too much of a fight.

or

Attorney: Doctor, was the patient dead when you started the autopsy?
Doctor: If he wasn't, he definitely was by the time I finished.
 
2020-11-25 4:04:09 PM  
What - nobody posted this?
http://mileswmathis.com/barindex2.pdf​
 
2020-11-25 4:20:06 PM  
 
2020-11-25 4:25:46 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Most overrated president in history.


The opposite. While he is highly regarded, he is very underrated.
 
2020-11-25 4:29:57 PM  
A post-sized summary of who was behind the assassination:

- Oswald *acted* alone.

- While it's implausible for the powerful forces who had the motive and means to be involved to use someone like Oswald, the fact of just how much motive they had are huge important stories even if not involved.

- Those powerful forces are primarily organized crime and the CIA, both of whom have changed hugely.

- One of the biggest remaining mysteries are suspected alternative attempts in the weeks prior.
 
2020-11-25 4:34:37 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Most overrated president in history.


On November 22, 1963, my father cold cocked another faculty member when they were in the teacher's lounge for saying something similar.  When the guy came to afterwards and complained to the principal, all of the other faculty members who were there said that they never saw it happen and they guessed that the guy must have slipped and hit his head.
 
2020-11-25 4:39:04 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Most overrated president in history.


On the day JFK was assassinated my father, a former Marine, cold cocked a fellow faculty member who said something similar.  When he came to and complained to the principal no one who was in the faculty lounge recalled seeing the punch and said that the guy must have slipped and hit his head. He applied for a transfer and years later when I was in high school he was on faculty there.  He always avoided me and it wasn't until years after I graduated that I heard why he always gave me a wide berth.

You might want to do the same.
 
2020-11-25 4:40:34 PM  
Sorry for the double post. My internet connection hates me today.
 
2020-11-25 4:43:47 PM  

ZAZ: Makes me wonder what MLK would say if he were alive in 2020.


He would say, "man! I'm glad that guy missed me in '68! This is MUCH better!"

/ snark
 
2020-11-25 4:56:01 PM  
soonsoon
 
2020-11-25 5:47:40 PM  

rnatalie: I was three when this happened.   I watched the funeral on TV.    Later, they replayed it.   I hadn't quite caught on to TV not always being live....

Me:   Mommy, whose that they're burying on TV?
Mom:   President Kennedy.
Me:   Why did they dig him up again?


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I was 5 years old.
One of my earliest memories was watching the funeral live with my mother.
This image was one of the things that has always stayed with me.
 
2020-11-25 6:35:11 PM  
My earliest memory.  5 y/o me watching Romper Room or Captain Kangaroo or something, they broke in to say he'd been shot.  Mom was in the kitchen, I went biatching to her they interrupted my TV show.  Mom burst out crying, I had no clue.

A few years back they did the 50 year retrospective.  I remembered the 3 days very well.  Except in the retrospective they showed everything in black and white, while I remembered it being in color.
 
2020-11-25 7:44:10 PM  

stan unusual: I heard why he always gave me a wide berth.
You might want to do the same.


? President Diem & his brother(Malcolm X's reference)  would downvote your post
 
2020-11-26 9:42:39 AM  
I remember all the crying, whining and accusations that went on when we had Dad cremated. Jeez, he never specified that he had to be dead first!
 
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