Sunday, January 31, 2010

University To Unveil William Manchester Writings Amid Return of JFK Manuscript

 If there were ever an "Assassination Document" to fall under the JFK Act, this manuscript would be it.



From the linked article: Manchester returned to Wesleyan, but his book’s profits went to the Kennedy Library, along with all his manuscripts and tedious research, where, under Jackie Kennedy’s orders, they would remain locked away until 2067. Even now, as the original manuscript returns to the University, it remains shrouded in secrecy, heavily censored and sealed away. It remains under the control of the Kennedy family.
“Even in the archiving process we can’t read it legally,” said Assistant University Archivist Valerie Gillispie, “Many of us haven’t even seen it!”

As the exhibition celebrating Manchester’s illustrious career commences, the piece of U.S.history that is “The Death of a President” remains locked away in the historian’s former office on the second floor of the Olin Library, a fascinating part of school history, Kennedy mystique, and the American literary legacy. (emphasis added)

Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston will feature a replica of his office

His mahogany desk on the Senate floor will remain there, his name inscribed in a drawer below his brother’s. His papers, spanning almost five decades of lawmaking, will go to the John F. Kennedy Library. And the treasured mementos from his office walls - family letters; his brother’s dog tags; Cape Cod seascapes he painted - will hang again, in a replica of the office on Boston’s Columbia Point, at the heart of the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute.



Howard Zinn, 1922-2010


This is a sad day for those devoted to the truth regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  A great American and noted historian, Howard Zinn has passed on at the age of 87.  Zinn, a popular lecturer and socio-political activist, renowned for his remarkable "A People's History of the United States," was one of the very few noted American historians to publicly declare in both his writings and lectures that a conspiracy, in fact, existed in the public execution of America's 35th president.  In 2004 he penned his memoir,  You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, subequently produced as a filmed documentary narrated by actor Matt Damon, a devoted fan.  A man of courage and compassion, Howard Zinn will be greatly missed.

Please let all members of JFK Lancer know, ask them to offer prayers for Howard and his family, and to ask other historians to step forward in Zinn's absence to declare for truth and justice in the murder of our nation's 35th president, John F. Kennedy.

Thank you for your consideration and attention to this matter.

Kindest regards,
Will Ruha


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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Aubrey Rike Health Update


Parkland Hospital witness Aubrey Rike has been hospitalized with serious health issues but is now on the way to recovery. Sadly, Aubrey has had one of his legs removed due to infection but the doctors are very positive at this time. Aubrey is one of the most generous of the assassination witnesses, never failing to give his time at conferences and student functions throughout the year. We at JFK Lancer are forever proud to be the publishers of his autobiography, allowing him to share his poignant experiences with people of all ages. Aubrey and his wife Glenda would like the research community to know how much they appreciate your thoughts and prayers. They both want everyone to know how much they missed being at NID 2009 and getting to visit everyone there. You can write to Aubrey care of the Medical Center of Plano website: http://themedicalcenterofplano.com/PatEmail.asp and they will print out your message and bring it to his room. He will love hearing from you all. Once Aubrey gets home and has time to get settled, I'll be taking over books for him to sign. If you'd like to have him sign a book for you, place your order through JFK Lancer and put the name for the autograph in the comment section of the form. 
Debra

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Monday, January 25, 2010

The Manchurian Candidate: Does SCOTUS Still Think It Can't Happen Here? | Crooks and Liars

The Manchurian Candidate

But under today's Supreme Court ruling that corporations can support candidates without limit, there is nothing that stops, say, a Delaware-incorporated handmaiden of the Burmese junta from picking a Congressman or two with a cache of loot masked by a corporate alias.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Speech critics assess Obama's oratory



As a supporter of President Obama for president, Ted Sorensen, a speechwriter to former President John F. Kennedy, welcomed the young Democrat as a winning, Kennedy-esque orator who did not bore the public with "five-point programs" and lectures more fit for the campus than the campaign.

As President Obama prepares to deliver his first State of the Union address, Sorensen wonders whether the president has not become more like the politicians he supposedly displaced.

"He is still a very eloquent, articulate speaker," Sorensen says. "He is clearly well-informed on all matters of public policy, sometimes, a little too well-informed. And as a result, some of the speeches are too complicated for typical citizens and very clear to university faculties and big newspaper editorial boards."

Friday, January 15, 2010

What's the Big Deal?: The Manchurian Candidate

By ERIC D. SNIDER
FILM.COM

Ever since Watergate increased the paranoia level in American politics, just about everyone who has run for president has at some point been called a "Manchurian candidate." It is not a compliment. It means the speaker believes that this person has been programmed by evildoers -- communists, terrorists, whoever -- to seek public office, gain power, and then unleash the enemy's nefarious plans from within. What it really means, of course, is that the speaker doesn't like or trust the candidate. Hard evidence that Obama or Bush or McCain or Clinton or anyone else was actually brainwashed is difficult to come by. Brainwashers are stealthy that way.

'Bones' 5.12 Preview: Tracing Back JFK's Assassination

Martin Luther King Day 2010 - King - Kennedy Film

Martin Luther King Jr. achieved many accomplishments in his life before it was tragically cut short on the evening of April 4, 1968. Martin Luther King Day will be held on Monday January 18 2010, this year. It is a day that celebrates one of the greatest civil rights leaders the world has ever known.  King Kennedy a unique feature film which tells the amazing story of Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy and Robert F Kennedy also celebrates this great man. This film is made entirely from actual footage with no narration or talking heads. The film speaks for itself. 

Watch the Trailer for King Kennedy at http://www.kingkennedy.com/ and continue to support the great principles that this man stood for.

Surreal estate: Ethel Kennedy's Hickory Hill sells for $8.25 million


 After seven years on the market, Hickory Hill, the McLean home of Robert Kennedy, has finally found a buyer. Originally listed for $25 million, the 5.6-acre property -- a 7,332-square-foot Georgian manor built in 1869, with 13 bedrooms and 11 baths, tennis court and pool -- proved a tough sell, especially given its designation as a National Historic Landmark (developers couldn't subdivide the land and throw up McMansions). The price was dropped to $20 million, then $16.5 and finally to $12.5 two years ago. The buyer, who was not disclosed, now joins the list of distinguished owners including Supreme Court Justice Robert JacksonJohn F. Kennedy and RFK, who bought it from his brother for $125,000 in 1957.

School Complex Named For Robert Kennedy

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Nixon Papers Show He Was an Insecure Speechmaker


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Richard Nixon never considered himself a great orator, a judgment shared by those who heard him speak. It turns out he had a case of Churchill envy.

Where does the buck stop? | StAugustine.com

Where does the buck stop? | StAugustine.com

President Obama's pro-forma acceptance of responsibility for the latest failure to connect the dots in national security acknowledges Harry Truman's famous declaration that the buck always stops at the desk in the Oval Office.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Frenetic Business of Being Bobby Kennedy


Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.




November 10, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 4


The Frenetic Business of Being Bobby Kennedy
By Suzanne Kiplinger
Senator Robert F. Kennedy came to Brooklyn Heights last Sunday, leaving in his wake several hundred frenetic, excited Bobby-Watchers, and one small girl (my own) running in 50-foot concentric circles, struck dumb at having had a brief conversation with him.

Kennedy's Flame Still Burns at Arlington Cemetery



January 04, 2010 01:55 PM ET | Paul Bedard | Permanent Link | Print
By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Over 46 years have passed since John F. Kennedy's eternal flame at Arlington National Cemetery was lit, and yet there are still new stories emerging about the nation's most publicized burial. Robert Poole, who's penned an authoritative history of the renowned graveyard of American war heroes, On Hallowed Ground,...




Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Courtney A. Evans, 95 FBI official served as a liaison among Hoover, the Kennedys


Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Courtney A. Evans, 95, a top FBI official who served as a liaison among FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, died Dec. 11 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the Carlisle Naples retirement center in Naples, Fla.