Sunday, May 29, 2016

I found something interesting about Hugh Aynesworth

I was looking for one thing and as it often happens I find something new I didn't expect to find.  This just leaped out at me.

You'll recall how Dan Rather claimed he had no assignment, or nothing official with CBS to do and just happened to be in and or near Dealey Plaza.  Well, the same thing seems to be true for ol' Hughie.


This clip come from the DVD "JFK: Breaking the News." That DVD uses VOB video files which is an older format which some DVD players and other media software programs may have trouble playing. But, I found a way around this problem.  I couldn't get rid of the subtitles, though.

So, that's Dan Rather and Hugh Aynesworth both claiming they didn't have a damn thing to do, and just wandered over to Dealey Plaza, not Love Field, where the President arrived on Air Force One, not any other point along the motorcade, not at the Trade Mart where JFK was supposed to make a luncheon speech, no, they just decided all on their own to go to Dealey Plaza.  And if you believe their bullshit story which they built a career on, and stayed committed to a false story of the murder of the President of the United States for the rest of their lives, then I got a bridge to sell ya in Brooklyn.

Happy 99thBirthday Mr. President

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Boy, do they deserve each other

Hoping to contain the fallout from conspiracy theorist Robert Morrow’s surprise election as Travis County GOP chairman, local Republicans are moving to limit his power and form a nonprofit to hold the county party’s money and control its social media accounts during his two-year tenure.

Additionally, delegates to last week’s state Republican Party convention in Dallas approved a change to the party’s bylaws that could make it easier to remove a county party chairman from office.

Austin-area Republicans, however, say they have no plans to remove Morrow once he takes office in mid-June.

After he defeated incumbent Chairman James Dickey on March 1, Morrow made international headlines for his vulgar, racist and misogynist social media postings, leading the party to create a transition committee to explore ways to limit Morrow’s impact. The proposals, to form the nonprofit group, to be called Friends of the Travis County Republican Party, and to weaken the chairman’s role by empowering precinct leaders, will go before the party’s executive committee at a special meeting May 31.

Jerri Lynn Ward, who chaired the transition committee, said Morrow has indicated that he is less interested in running the party than in spreading his conspiracy theories about the Bushes, Clintons and other major political figures.

“This is not a coup against Robert Morrow. It’s just basically taking off his shoulders things he doesn’t want to do,” said Ward, a precinct chairwoman from Hudson Bend. “I’m willing to give him a chance. He’s not out to hurt the party. He just has certain beliefs and interests that he wants to pursue, and they’re kind of consuming of him.”

Morrow said he doesn’t have a problem with the arrangement, at least for the time being.

“I’ll have to see. There’s a thing called ‘the devil is in the details.’ But right now, I’m OK with that,” he said. “I want to see the party’s nuts-and-bolts machinery continue to function while I tell the truth about political criminals in both the Republican and Democratic parties.”

Many of the proposed bylaw changes were designed to transfer duties from the chairman to the executive committee, which is made up of the precinct chairs. Another creates a new position, the executive vice chair, who can run meetings without the chairman.

There is a limit, however, to how much power can be stripped from Morrow’s post, which under state law is responsible for running the GOP primaries, including certifying election results and approving candidates to appear on the ballot.

If adopted, the bylaw changes will be the party’s official rules for only a few weeks before Morrow can push to change them after he and the new class of precinct chairs are sworn in.

Every two years, each new party executive committee must adopt its own rules. Morrow will be in charge of calling the first meeting after he takes office, and Travis County Republicans are hoping he will propose adopting the new rules then.

Dickey, the departing chairman, said the party has only a few thousand dollars on hand. Creating a new group, he said, will allow Republicans to raise money without facing questions about Morrow’s behavior.

Matt Mackowiak, an Austin-based political consultant and vice chairman of the Travis County GOP, said creating the nonprofit and changing the bylaws will effectively curtail Morrow’s role.

“We’ve done about all we could do to limit his impact. He’s going to be taking over an organization that has no money; he’ll have no access to our data, our email list,” Mackowiak said. “Will he from time to time be able to spout off?

Probably. Will he be used against our candidates this fall with the outrageous things he’s said? I think so, and that’s a really big problem.”

Although Mackowiak has been one of the leading critics of Morrow, he said he is hesitant to try to remove Morrow from office through the new method approved by the state party, calling it a legally murky proposition. The change might need legislative approval, he said, because state law provides few options for removing elected officials.

“If we feel like we have a path, we could pursue it. I just don’t know,” he said.

For Robin Unger a quick view of Ruby after he shot Oswald

Jack Ruby was more bald on top than people think.  This is a sequence from Bill Lord's film with the ABC-TV affiliate in Dallas.  I wish I could get a nice clear frame of Ruby but the cameraman was moving his hand held camera too much. This is immediately after they brought Oswald back in and put him on the floor. Then they bring Ruby in and put him in the elevator.  We can see that it is Jack Ruby.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Great article on Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy

See -

This is from a forthcoming book about her. It will be released in July.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mark Lane dies

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Lane, famed Civil Rights attorney and author of the best-selling book, "Rush to Judgment," which detailed the facts of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, died late last night at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia, at the age of 89. Lane, who was with his wife, Trish, at the time, suffered a heart attack and collapsed in her arms. He is survived by his wife and his three daughters, Anne Marie, Christina and Vita.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Kent State and Terry Norman

Terry Norman is seen here wearing a gas mask and photographing anti-war protestors at Kent State in Ohio.  He was an FBI informant and was most likely the source of bullet shots which spooked the National guardsmen called to come to Kent state by Ohio's governor resulting in them firing upon and killing four students.  The FBI has refused to release any records they have concerning their relationship with Terry Norman.

On the 46th anniversary of the Kent State massacre, attorney Michael Kuzma will bring a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department, demanding records related to the FBI’s role in escalating situations on the campus.

In the years since the killings on the Ohio campus on May 4, 1970, survivors, witnesses and victims’ families have sought to establish the FBI’s involvement.

Kuzma wants that the Justice Department produce all responsive records related to Terrence Norman, reported at the time of the massacre to be a young FBI informant.

Norman is believed by families and observers to have fired the first shots from a revolver and, in the chaos that immediately followed, Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire at unarmed Kent State student protesters, resulting in the deaths of Allison Beth Krause, Jeffrey Glenn Miller, Sandra Lee Scheuer and William Knox Schroeder and injuries to nine others.

“The time to tear down the veil of secrecy surrounding the involvement of the FBI and Terrence Norman in the assassinations of four Kent State University students is now,” Kuzma said in a news release.

Attorney Daire Brian Irwin, who is handling Kuzma's complaint filing, said, “Through this lawsuit we hope to learn if the Kent State killings are another example of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Program, specifically their ‘New Left’ project targeting student dissent, run amok.”

COINTELPRO was a secret FBI program designed to monitor and neutralize non-violent protest groups and political dissidents deemed by the agency to be a danger to national security.

The FBI has refused to release Norman’s dossier on privacy grounds.

The government will have 30 business days to answer the complaint.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Dallas wants to preserve buildings in and around Dealey Plaza

Dallas wants to do something good.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Trump has to go over a wall

Instant Kharma is a Bitch.