Monday, November 23, 2009

Lee Harvey Oswald boardinghouse opens to public | Local News | Star-Telegram.com

JOHN BOGERT: Dealey Plaza visit evokes tragedy of Nov. 22, 1963

Still, I want that car to pass without incident and without memory the spot on the western-most concrete pedestal of the Bryan pergola where Abraham Zapruder shot 486 frames of Kodachrome II.
I want the Kennedys to pass on to whatever stylishly bright thing might have come next for a man with a genius for telegraphing hope.

What they did was pass into history on tiny TV screens, first with images from Parkland Hospital and then with Jackie emerging traumatized from the plane blood-soaked and refusing to change because she wanted everyone to see " what they did to him."

Monday, November 9, 2009

JFK Visits The Berlin Wall During His German Visit of 1963




JFK at the Berlin Wall - 1963




With the Cuban Missile Crisis a fresh memory only eight months earlier, President Kennedy toured Europe in the summer of 1963 and stopped in Berlin on June 26, 1963 to address a crowd of over 150,000 against the ominous backdrop of the Wall that divided the two Berlins.
"Today the proudest boast is, Ich Bin ein Berliner"
The day before, Kennedy spoke at the Assembly Hall in Frankfurt and offered a similar message.
Kennedy: “For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.”
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All in all, JFK did much to bolster the confidence of the German people, in light of the increased Cold War posturing going back and forth in the divided city. Still, it wasn't until 26 years later that the Wall would finally come down.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

'Mad Men': The world changes. Oh, and JFK is killed. - It Happened Last Night - Zap2it

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Iconic Lee Harvey Oswald Photo is no Fake, Dartmouth Professor

Ummm. Tell us something we didn't already know. Marina Oswald admitted she took the photos and Oswald's own Mother destroyed another photo in the sequence. There are/ were at least five photos in the series. JFK researchers have known this for years.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

National Geographic To Show JFK "Lost Tapes"