September 20, 2005

Please Post: Titanic/JFK Murder

. . . your favorite Titanic trivia in the comments.

If you don't have any stories regarding the Titanic disaster, please post your favorite theory on the assassination of JFK.

Otherwise, tell me if you think the word "assassinate" has too many s's in it.


Posted by Attila at September 20, 2005 09:18 PM | TrackBack

Our nation's history shows a few people have tried to change history, like the first conspiracy to take out the entire Lincoln Administration in April 1865. Attempts were made to murder each Cabinet officer, the VP and the President after the end of the civil war. A true act of barbarism. The next act was by a job seeker who thought he was owed a postion in the James Garfeild Administration, so not getting it motivated the man to eliminate the President in 1881. Another President, William McKinley, was taken out while in a public reception in New York by an anarchist in 1901. Teddy Roosevelt was shot at while campaignging, but the thick collection of papers in his pocket stopped his death, the damage of being shot drew blood but he kept giving his speech. Woodrow Wilson was shot at while on tour of Europe after WW1. And then JFK was the 4th president killed in office, and it was a total shock to the nation. A warped mind using a weapon to cut off the head of our country is just barbaric, which might explain the two failed attempts to kill President Ford and later Ronald Reagan. All things considered with the hate brewing in politics, I am amazed the only attempt to get rid of President Bush was during his recent visit to the nation of Georgia when the grenade tossed failed to explode. The man was found, arrested, and convicted. So, looking at the fact out of 42 men have served as president, (Grover Cleveland served twice), only 4 of them were killed in office. It is well worth the price to have the Secret Service protecting our President and his family, to prevent the radicals with weapons from cutting off the head of our leaders (even the ones I did not like). And I think it was the fear of being killed which caused Colin Powell's wife, Alma, to block him from running for president or even VP. So now we shall see what type of hatred the Democrats can toss at Secretary of State Condi Rice as she gains momentum across the nation as the preferred Republican for 2008. Would some radical lefty try to take her out?

Posted by: Crystal Dueker at September 21, 2005 07:06 AM

Widener Library, the big-ass library at Harvard, was built from a donation from the mother of a bibliophile who died on the Titanic. She restrained them from ever changing the exterior, so expansion involved a weird elevated walkway out through what was formerly a window.

When I was in school, there were always rumors about people hooking up in the vast, cavernous stacks at Widener. Hot, forbidden library action.

Posted by: Hubris at September 21, 2005 08:43 AM

Odd, isn't it, that the s's in assassin and Mississippi are in the sme juxtaposition?

Posted by: Walter E. Wallis at September 21, 2005 10:48 AM

My theory regarding Kennedy's assassination is that he was killed when a bullet collided with his skull, piercing it and blowing a big chunk of brain out of it. I will go out on a limb and say that in my experience, most bullets are fired from guns that are manipulated by people.

But I could be wrong.

Posted by: CroolWurld at September 21, 2005 11:57 AM

Can u put up Rightwingsparkle while Hurricane Rita destroys Houston? I don't want to see her rafting a case of Pabst Blue Ribbon down Main Street

Posted by: beautifulatrocities at September 21, 2005 12:30 PM

A tiger got him.

Posted by: Dave Munger at September 21, 2005 03:47 PM

"Assassinate" is full of asses. And rightfully so.

Posted by: k at September 21, 2005 10:50 PM

Yes, way too many s's!

Notice I didn't ask you about your "Name My Business" contest...

Posted by: Darrell at September 22, 2005 09:14 AM

Too many comments in here sound like trying to murder a president is a joke. Sounds warped, as in zero understanding of a president killed by an anarchist, or out of revenge, or just out of pure hate might just be an expresssion? WOW, I am amazed at the crass and unemotional response to the murder of JFK. Looking back at the day, I was a young child, but it gripped the entire nation. Confused times in the 1960's, with civil unrest at the lack of support or opportunity for minority groups to get an education, lack of ability to get quality jobs with high pay fed the nation's unrest. But the Democrats are the people who created the Jim Crow laws in the South to blocks black people from getting elected; now they sound as if that whole mess was brewed in the back room by Republicans. Ken Mehlman apologized for the bad decisions by a few people in the Republican party (but when did Democrats apologize for the homes burned in the South by their own "whites-only" group?) This whole Hurricane Katrina thing being used to smash President Bush for not trying to help the poor or the black people of the South has just erupted the anger inside me at these pathetic people. That's right, the Democrats offer zero solutions, just fingerpointing, and they jumped in front of any camera to scream "independent investigation". WOW, I am so amazed that the only leadership by the Democrats is to drag down the President and stomp on him, as if the Democrats become stronger by weakening the support in our nation for President Bush. That is just sick, warped, and totally why so many people are tired of the nastiness of politics. As I said earlier, I am also amazed that some radical warped liberal has not tried to shoot our President. That is a sad comment on what I see in our nation right now, and in spite of the meanspirited tones coming from DC, I am overjoyed at the compassion of the American people, trying to help others, donating their time and money to help those in need. Can our nation survive more of the bitterness from the Democrats? Their anger is not leadership, their venom offers no solutions, their badmouthing of our president does not help our nation. I sign off today as truly disappointed in the partisanship of the Democrats. Just mean, mean, mean Democrats;their hate is like a cancer to eat them up inside.

Posted by: Crystal Dueker at September 22, 2005 10:53 AM

My intention wasn't to make light of this type of crime—merely to poke fun (gently, I hoped) at that aspect of the American character that likes to make things just a little bit more complicated than they need to be, and so tends to spawn conspiracy theories.

Keep in mind that I was a year old or whatever at the time, so it's strictly a historical event from my POV.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 22, 2005 05:34 PM

My favorite anecdote about the Titanic isn't about the Titanic disaster per se (too depressing). Instead, it's about a young Marconi wireless operator who transmitted and relayed messages from NYC about the sinking and rescue for hours on end. He was David Sarnoff, who went on to pioneer network radio, and later TV, as CEO of RCA.

As for JFK, I'm sticking with Gerald Posner's story ("Case Closed") that Oswald did it, with lots of circumstantial evidence that Castro was behind it, and the government covered up what it knew to prevent a revenge attack on Cuba possibly escalating into WWIII.

But that's just me.

Posted by: Mr. Roberts at September 22, 2005 08:01 PM

Not everything about the Titanic disaster is depressing.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 22, 2005 11:51 PM

You guys think he was assasinated? I'm telling you, a tiger got him!

Posted by: Dave Munger at September 24, 2005 07:34 PM

Was it a magic tiger?

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 25, 2005 12:34 AM

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