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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 11/22/2012 4:12:17 AM EST
Forty-nine years ago today, on Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas’ Dealey Plaza.

It sure doesn't seem like almost 50 years has gone by....


These are the times of your much too short life. Use them wisely.

Happy Thanksgiving.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:14:51 AM EST
The worst fall out from that was 5 damaging years of LBJ.

Thanks TX...
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:17:22 AM EST
I was at home for lunch from school when I found out. I ran back to school telling my teacher. I still remember it and probably always will. I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving. We are blessed to live in this country, as frustrating as our government is sometimes. May God Bless.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:18:12 AM EST
I was in 2nd grade and remember someone saying the President got shot.

I thought it was the doctor type of shot they were talking about.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:35:36 AM EST
I was born 34 years ago. I'm constantly reminded of him.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:46:39 AM EST
For those that are interested, most of the live news coverage from that day is now available online.














Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:49:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By MTUSA:
The worst fall out from that was 5 damaging years of LBJ.

Thanks TX...


Fuck you. We sent him to Washington to get him out of the state.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:51:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By 6731HBAR:
I was at home for lunch from school when I found out. I ran back to school telling my teacher. I still remember it and probably always will. I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving. We are blessed to live in this country, as frustrating as our government is sometimes. May God Bless.


I was just over a year old.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:53:23 AM EST
I was 4 but I remember,

I recall my Dad coming home and I ran to the door to tell him that the President had been shot.

I still recall his words, he said "Good".

I couldn't figure out why my Dad would think it was a good deal that the President got shot.

It took me a few years to figure it out.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:02:52 AM EST
I was five at the time. I remember the neighbor woman coming over and saying Oswald had been shot.
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Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:29:09 AM EST
I was in the 6th grade; we were sent home early. Riding in the car with my father two days later, we heard Oswald had been shot. My father's only comment was "Those Dallas police can't protect anyone, can they". I remember people burning their "First Family" record albums in the following weeks, though I am still not sure why (the satire was good-natured).
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:30:47 AM EST
I was three, playing on the floor while my Mother folded laundry and watched the soaps. I remember she started crying; I asked why, and she said the President had been shot.

I always pictured him hanging out of a Black 1949 Ford Four door, since that was the car my Mother Drove, and the only one I was familier with.

Took me years to underestand he was in a Convertable....

A tragic day, whether you agreed with his polotics or not.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:51:42 AM EST
My diaper needed changing
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:58:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By Tango7:
Originally Posted By MTUSA:
The worst fall out from that was 5 damaging years of LBJ.


This.

Although it wasn't Tejas' fault as a whole as much as the corrupt (D) machine that would later bring us people like Al Franken and BHO.


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:00:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By BRADLEYBUILT:




Do you know what is going on here?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:33:22 AM EST
I was in grade school and I remember we were all taken to the school auditorium for an assembly. We had no idea what was up. The principal told us the President had been killed and we were being sent home early.

Pretty much everybody spent the next few days glued to the TV trying to figure out who killed him and why.

I remember watching live TV when they brought Oswald out to be transferred and Ruby shot his ass. I guess there are fewer and fewer of us still around that saw that happen live on TV.

Yesterday, I had to run over to my broker's office and I went right by Dealey Plaza....it didn't register at the time that today is the anniversary of JFK's assassination.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:06:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By Jester_MP:
I was born 34 years ago. I'm constantly reminded of him.


It was one of those pivotal moments of history. It's a done deal for you, but for many of us, it changed our lives. 49 years is also a reminder of our mortality.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:10:22 AM EST
A horrible day for America. JFK wasn't perfect, but he was better than Less Blow Jobs who gave us Medicare-not and the Great Society.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:11:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By MTUSA:
The worst fall out from that was 5 damaging years of LBJ.

Thanks TX...


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:13:15 AM EST
I remember that day. I guess I'm old now.


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:14:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By WindKnot1-1:
Originally Posted By Jester_MP:
I was born 34 years ago. I'm constantly reminded of him.


It was one of those pivotal moments of history. It's a done deal for you, but for many of us, it changed our lives. 49 years is also a reminder of our mortality.

Kinda like a swift swat in the face with a 2x4.



Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:14:54 AM EST
just visited his grave in Arlington
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:16:17 AM EST
On that day, at that time, my father was sitting in the pilot's seat of his KC-135A on the taxiway at a base in Spain,
preparing to fly, and the Spanish ATC came over the radio to announce what had happened.

Two years before I was born.


Today JFK would be registered as a Republican.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:21:25 AM EST
I was in the 7th or 8th grade then. Me and a bunch of friends wanted to go to texas
and "get" oswald.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:24:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By Bushmaster1984:
just visited his grave in Arlington

The cemetary....I thought you were refering to Arlington, Texas....right next to Dallas.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:40:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By pcsutton:

Originally Posted By Bushmaster1984:
just visited his grave in Arlington

The cemetary....I thought you were refering to Arlington, Texas....right next to Dallas.


Its a beautiful memorial, Great view Of DC, and some of his quotes.
I love the quote about nations wishing us ill or harm


that we would back any ally or oppose any foe.


Teddy (I'll withhold comments)
and Bobby are buried close by.
there is a memorial to Joe kennedy Jr. since his body was not recovered from his WW2 mission.



Bob mcnamara has a stone nearby as well
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:16:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 8:17:06 AM EST by whiskerz]
It helped get JFK favorable play in history, He avoided getting credit for going to Vietnam and his fucking around was largely overlooked .

The bad news was LBJ who gave us the welfare state as we know it today with the war on poverty a complete failure but great vote buying scheme for the democrats and commies
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:34:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By 338winmag:
Originally Posted By MTUSA:
The worst fall out from that was 5 damaging years of LBJ.

Thanks TX...


Fuck you. We sent him to Washington to get him out of the state.


You named a lake after him, but forgot to intern him at the bottom of it when you could have helped the country.

Oh well, live and learn.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:29:46 PM EST
I was in the 3rd grade in NYC in class, I remember all the teachers crying and they all sent us home, in fact it was the first time I went home by myself I could hear every TV almost sychronized running home. I remember Jack Ruby sticking a gun in Oswald's gut as it happened live along with my mom and dad. Pretty traumatic for everyone
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:37:28 PM EST
damn y,all are old ! i wasnt even born yet.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:44:12 PM EST
As my mom reminded me earlier nov 22,today was the day my dad died in 2005.
Those first couple holidays afterwards were tough but life goes on
Missed but thought of often,things really haven't been the same since
We miss you dad
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:46:46 PM EST
JFK was 46 1/2 years old when he died (born in May 1917). He has now been dead longer than he was alive.

Wrap your heads around that one.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:49:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By NATIONALIST:
damn y,all are old ! i wasnt even born yet.


You whippersnappers, imagine watching TV and a bulletin breaking in saying Obama
has been shot and killed. You may not like him but he is the leader of the free world,
president of the united states. It would have an effect on you in some way.
Back in 63' kennedy's assassination could have been a prelude to invasion by the soviet
union. No one knew for sure.

Different times.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:53:17 PM EST
If the same thing happened today, imagine what would happen.


Half the people would go into hysterics.

The other half might not have quite as somber a reaction. Much drunkenness and consumption of mass quantities of beer would ensue.


We are indeed a deeply divided nation today.


CJ
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:00:54 PM EST
I was a small tyke living in Canada, I remember the Neighbors bringing us food and expressing their condolences
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:02:39 PM EST
What year they gonna release the secret info?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:10:27 PM EST
Remember J.D. Tippit!
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