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1 6/5/68 on 6/5/2017, 3:46 pm

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2 Re: 6/5/68 on 6/6/2017, 1:57 am

Had to mute the music (way too distracting for me), but the images were haunting. One can only wonder how different things might've been had he (AND his brother) lived.

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3 Re: 6/5/68 on 6/6/2017, 11:12 am

RealLindaL wrote:Had to mute the music (way too distracting for me), but the images were haunting.  One can only wonder how different things might've been had he (AND his brother) lived.





Camelot turned into shitalot after those shots were fired.

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4 Re: 6/5/68 on 6/7/2017, 12:32 am

RealLindaL wrote:Had to mute the music (way too distracting for me), but the images were haunting.  One can only wonder how different things might've been had he (AND his brother) lived.

This country was knocked off it's rails with the deaths of these two, and has not been set back on those rails since.

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5 Re: 6/5/68 on 6/7/2017, 3:27 am

Other than being a rich pretty-boy and putting a few gangsters in jail when he was Attorney General--in other words, doing his job--what did RFK actually DO?

He rode his dead brother's coattails into a Senate seat then opposed the war in Vietnam. Big whoop! So did everyone else by then--those who had any sense anway. He didn't even consider running for President until McCarthy broke with LBJ on the war and won New Hampshire.

So tell me, WHAT did he actually DO?

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6 Re: 6/5/68 on 6/7/2017, 6:12 am

del.capslock wrote:Other than being a rich pretty-boy and putting a few gangsters in jail when he was Attorney General--in other words, doing his job--what did RFK actually DO?

He rode his dead brother's coattails into a Senate seat then opposed the war in Vietnam. Big whoop! So did everyone else by then--those who had any sense anway. He didn't even consider running for President until McCarthy broke with LBJ on the war and won New Hampshire.

So tell me, WHAT did he actually DO?



I don't care what he did. I care more about what he never had a chance to do and what Nixon did instead.

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7 Re: 6/5/68 on 6/7/2017, 7:12 am

Telstar wrote:
I don't care what he did. I care more about what he never had a chance to do and what Nixon did instead.

Well...   what did Nixon do that was so bad?

Besides obstruction of justice and abuse of power, I mean.

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8 Re: 6/5/68 on 6/7/2017, 7:17 am

del.capslock wrote:
Telstar wrote:
I don't care what he did. I care more about what he never had a chance to do and what Nixon did instead.

Well...   what did Nixon do that was so bad?

Besides obstruction of justice and abuse of power, I mean.



Nixon put the bite in penis dentata.

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9 Re: 6/5/68 on 6/7/2017, 7:49 am

Telstar wrote:
Nixon put the bite in penis dentata.

Anus dentata, more like.

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10 Re: 6/5/68 on 6/7/2017, 10:32 am

del.capslock wrote:
Telstar wrote:
Nixon put the bite in penis dentata.

Anus dentata, more like.



No. Helen Gahagan Douglas called him Tricky Dicky and not Tricky Asshole, although fitting it isn't quite as catchy.

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11 Re: 6/5/68 on 6/8/2017, 1:37 am

Telstar wrote:
del.capslock wrote:Other than being a rich pretty-boy and putting a few gangsters in jail when he was Attorney General--in other words, doing his job--what did RFK actually DO?

He rode his dead brother's coattails into a Senate seat then opposed the war in Vietnam. Big whoop! So did everyone else by then--those who had any sense anway. He didn't even consider running for President until McCarthy broke with LBJ on the war and won New Hampshire.

So tell me, WHAT did he actually DO?



I don't care what he did. I care more about what he never had a chance to do and what Nixon did instead.

Solid response, Tel.

But better watch those first person singular pronouns - -you'll get your writing wrist slapped by Mr. Perfect.

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12 Re: 6/5/68 on 6/8/2017, 1:59 am

RealLindaL wrote:
Telstar wrote:
del.capslock wrote:Other than being a rich pretty-boy and putting a few gangsters in jail when he was Attorney General--in other words, doing his job--what did RFK actually DO?

He rode his dead brother's coattails into a Senate seat then opposed the war in Vietnam. Big whoop! So did everyone else by then--those who had any sense anway. He didn't even consider running for President until McCarthy broke with LBJ on the war and won New Hampshire.

So tell me, WHAT did he actually DO?



I don't care what he did. I care more about what he never had a chance to do and what Nixon did instead.

Solid response, Tel.  

But better watch those first person singular pronouns - -you'll get your writing wrist slapped by Mr. Perfect.  




PRONOUNS? I don't need no stinking pronouns! Laughing

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13 Re: 6/5/68 on 6/8/2017, 2:15 am

Telstar wrote:PRONOUNS? I don't need no stinking pronouns! Laughing

lol!

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14 Re: 6/5/68 on 6/8/2017, 3:13 am

Telstar wrote:
RealLindaL wrote:
Telstar wrote:
del.capslock wrote:Other than being a rich pretty-boy and putting a few gangsters in jail when he was Attorney General--in other words, doing his job--what did RFK actually DO?

He rode his dead brother's coattails into a Senate seat then opposed the war in Vietnam. Big whoop! So did everyone else by then--those who had any sense anway. He didn't even consider running for President until McCarthy broke with LBJ on the war and won New Hampshire.

So tell me, WHAT did he actually DO?



I don't care what he did. I care more about what he never had a chance to do and what Nixon did instead.

Solid response, Tel.  

But better watch those first person singular pronouns - -you'll get your writing wrist slapped by Mr. Perfect.  




PRONOUNS? I don't need no stinking pronouns! Laughing

Happy, happy...

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15 Re: 6/5/68 on 6/8/2017, 8:19 am

del.capslock wrote:
Telstar wrote:
I don't care what he did. I care more about what he never had a chance to do and what Nixon did instead.

Well...   what did Nixon do that was so bad?

Besides obstruction of justice and abuse of power, I mean.

What did Nixon do?

TREASON: He scuttled the peace talks prior to the election at the same time he was lying to the public about ending the war, as confirmed by both LBJ's "X file" and Haldeman's notes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/31/opinion/sunday/nixons-vietnam-treachery.html?_r=0

WAR ON DRUGS:

(excerpt from 1994 interview with John Ehrlichman:)

“You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

https://harpers.org/archive/2016/04/legalize-it-all/

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16 Re: 6/5/68 on 6/8/2017, 10:34 am

Floridatexan wrote:
del.capslock wrote:
Telstar wrote:
I don't care what he did. I care more about what he never had a chance to do and what Nixon did instead.

Well...   what did Nixon do that was so bad?

Besides obstruction of justice and abuse of power, I mean.

What did Nixon do?  

TREASON:  He scuttled the peace talks prior to the election at the same time he was lying to the public about ending the war, as confirmed by both LBJ's "X file" and Haldeman's notes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/31/opinion/sunday/nixons-vietnam-treachery.html?_r=0

WAR ON DRUGS:  

(excerpt from 1994 interview with John Ehrlichman:)

“You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

https://harpers.org/archive/2016/04/legalize-it-all/



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17 Re: 6/5/68 on 6/8/2017, 11:20 am

Telstar wrote:


The interesting thing about that conversation is not that Nixon was messing around with the peace talks behind the scenes--that's been public knowledge for decades; it's that Johnson was already convinced that Nixon was going to win the election.

The date of the call is November 2, the election was on the Fifth and it was a virtual tie in the popular vote, 43 to 42 percent--it was a blowout in the electoral college--yet LBJ was already convinced Nixon was going to win. Why was he so convinced of that three days before the election?

Wallace was running that year and he sucked off a lot of the Southern vote, but LBJ was a prototypical Southern Democrat and probably could have reduced Wallace's impact if he had campaigned harder for HHH. Why didn't he? Animus towards Humphrey? Did he prefer Nixon to HHH? If that was the case, why the call to Dirkson, a Republican stalwart? Some other unknown reason?

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