Friday, August 9, 2019

The TSBD and BudaPest stupidity

There are several problems one encounters if one wants to research the history of the Texas School Book Depository.  The first is trying to separate out records actually dealing with the true history of the entity and not the building at 411 Elm street.  I call it an entity because you have to separate it from the building at 411 Elm Street. We’re not interested in the history of the building. The Texas School Book Depository existed prior to 1963 when it moved into the building at 411 Elm Street.  

IDIOTPANTS has been huffing and puffing his failure to understand what he steals off the internet and presents as his own ideas. He has found an ad for The Texas School Book Depository from The Texas Outlook in 1923. He claims this ad from 1923 is bogus because he insists The Texas School Book Depository was not registered as a corporate entity until 1927. So, therefore, in his tiny mind, this is absolute proof it did not exist at all prior to 1927 and thus the 1923 ad is a fake.

What a moron.

If he had spent another minute on his Google search he would actually learn something. 

Let’s go back and carefully examine the ad. 

There is a name next to Texas School Book Depository.  It’s Hugh Perry.  Well, who is he?  “A History of Greater Dallas and Vicinity, Volume 2,” by Philip Lindsley and Luther B Hill ( It’s available as a free download. ) tells us that Hugh Perry is the proprietor of the Texas School Book Depository.  He was born in Newman, Georgia in 1858.  He moved to Texas when he was 14 in 1872.  He soon established himself in the retail book business in Sherman where the Houston and Texas Central Railroad was.  He was very successful and quickly moved into the field of school textbooks.  There were a number of schools and colleges in Sherman who were his customers.  He moved to Dallas in 1903.

In May of 1907 he established The Texas School Book Depository.  And in 1908 a two story building was built at 485-487 Commerce St to house the business. This address served as the central headquarters of the business.  It also had other central and smaller branch depositories throughout the state of Texas. The books Hugh Perry handles have been “officially adopted by the state of Texas for use in its public schools.”  The Dallas site was its central wholesale distributor.  It had branches in each county seat, and in each town whose population was more than a thousand. That made for a total of 622 branch depositories as required by state law and another 273 other depositories not required by state law for a total of 895 branches.  

So, no, it’s not impossible for Hugh Perry to run an ad for his business in 1923.  

But ignore all of those facts.  IDIOTPANTS wants to believe the bullshit of William Weston who thinks the whole idea that the TSBD had anything to do with books is bogus because they were really a CIA front into espionage, drug running and selling guns.  If you're an IDIOT you'll believe and promote the BS of William Weston. 

IDIOTPANTS then goes into another rant that “high school books are provided,” and “students don’t have to buy them.”

WRONG.  Textbooks are purchased by the school districts who then provide them to the students.  They are purchased through the money school districts receive in taxes paid by the property owners within the school district.  And even then some books would have to be purchased.  It may also be the case that the TSBD supplied books to private high schools where, yes, students would have to pay something for textbooks. 

Another idiocy is it wouldn’t make sense for the TSBD to sell high school books which he thinks no one actually buys and to sell college textbooks which people do have to buy.  

Another idiocy is some point he’s trying to make that since the TSBD sold elementary grade textbooks, like the “Dick and Jane” series which introduce children to reading therefore it’s stupid for them to sell high school and college levels textbooks too.  

This is followed by more idiocy that the 1923 ad was published in The Texas Outlook, a trade journal published by the Texas State Teacher’s Association which he insists “did not include college professors.” Really? Who does he think teaches at Texas State universities who train their students into becoming the teachers at high schools? Does he think the Texas State Teacher’s Association is not made up of college professors, or that the readers of The Texas Outlook are not college professors or trained by college professors, or hope to be college professors? 

He goes on to insist that Hugh Perry’s Texas School Book Depository never ever carried textbooks for high school or college. 

He’s called IDIOTPANTS for a reason. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

More morons selling crap

There is some fool claiming that in the sprocket hole area of the Zapruder film an image of an assassin located on the roof of the County Records building was magically captured.  This was due to the "curved lens" of Zapruder's camera.

WTF? This crap was written by Deborah Whittington on the Dealey Plaza UK Facebook page.  And there's another fool going by "Racerkey999," on with a video about this.

This is total bullshit.  What the hell do they think a camera lens is anyway? Has anyone ever heard of one that was not curved? What are they supposed to be, square shaped? Triangular? A rhombus?

This happens all to frequently by people who don't want to do the reading, don't want to do the research.  They want to make a big stupid claim to try and pretend they're someone important. They're not.  They are fraudsters selling total crap. 

Friday, August 2, 2019

How can anyone be this stupid?

The BudaPest asks:

Because they are two completely different buildings at two completely different addresses Raff, you F-ing IDIOT!  Elm & Houston vs 2013 Jackson Street.  

Thursday, August 1, 2019

RFK's granddaughter dies of overdose at historic Kennedy compound

( From the NYT - Aug 1, 2019 )

BOSTON — A granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy died on Thursday afternoon after suffering an apparent overdose at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass., according to two people close to the family.

The young woman, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22, was the daughter of Courtney Kennedy Hill. She was at the compound, where her grandmother, Ethel Kennedy, lives, when emergency responders were called on Thursday afternoon, the family friends said. She was taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, where she was pronounced dead.

“Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse,” the Kennedy family said in a statement. “Her life was filled with hope, promise and love.”

The statement quoted Ethel Kennedy, 91, Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, as saying, “The world is a little less beautiful today.”

The authorities issued a statement confirming a death at the property but did not disclose the identity of the victim or the cause of death. “Early this afternoon Barnstable police responded to a residence on Marchant Avenue in Hyannis Port for a report of an unattended death,” said Tara Miltimore of the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office. “The matter remains under investigation by the Barnstable police as well as state police detectives assigned to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office.”

Before enrolling in Boston College, where she was a communication major and vice president of the College Democrats, Ms. Kennedy Hill wrote about her struggles with depression and mental illness for the student newspaper at Deerfield Academy, a private preparatory school in Massachusetts, in 2016. Her depression, she wrote, “took root in the beginning of my middle school years and will be with me for the rest of my life.” She described “deep bouts of sadness that felt like a heavy boulder on my chest.”

Ms. Kennedy Hill spent part of her childhood in Ireland, and often said she was proud of her Irish heritage and her Gaelic given name, which means freedom. Her father, Paul Michael Hill, is one of the Guildford Four, who were falsely accused of involvement in Irish Republican Army bombings; he was imprisoned for 15 years before his conviction was overturned. He and Ms. Kennedy Hill’s mother married shortly after his release in 1993, and separated in 2006.

Ms. Kennedy Hill marched in Cape Cod with her mother in March 2018 as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence, according to The Barnstable Patriot.

The Kennedy compound on Cape Cod is the storied summer residence of one of America’s most enduring political dynasties. It consists of three white clapboard houses on six acres of waterfront property along Nantucket Sound and was originally the home of Joseph P. Kennedy, the patriarch of the Kennedy clan.

The compound was a base of operations for the presidential campaign of his son John F. Kennedy in 1960, and later served as a summer White House. Senator Edward M. Kennedy kept the home as his primary Massachusetts residence for several decades until his death in 2009.

In 2012, the Kennedy family donated the main house to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

The death adds to a litany of tragedies that have befallen the Kennedys and taken on the grim aura of a family curse. President Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy were both slain by assassins. Their brother Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. was killed in World War II, and their sister Kathleen Cavendish died in a plane crash in 1948. The president’s son, John F. Kennedy Jr., was killed in 1999 when the airplane he was flying crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Martha’s Vineyard; his wife and sister-in-law were on board and were also killed.

Several other Kennedys have died young or in accidents, including Ms. Kennedy Hill’s uncle David Anthony Kennedy, who struggled with alcohol and drug addiction and was found dead in 1984 in a hotel in Palm Beach, Fla. Thirty years later, when Ms. Kennedy Hill was 16, she wrote in a message to her uncle that she posted online: “You were a kind, gentle spirit that went through unimaginable struggles in your life. It saddens me to know that we will never meet in this world, but I know I will see you up in heaven with my grandfather, Uncle Michael, and other family members.”

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of Chappaquiddick, another Kennedy family tragedy that took place when Edward Kennedy drove off a bridge on a small island next to Martha’s Vineyard. The accident killed Mary Jo Kopechne, the 28-year-old passenger in Mr. Kennedy’s car.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Call for JFK bust to be returned to its original location


                                        Then                                          Now 

JFK bust funded by Sunday Telegraph readers “spirited away” following vandalism, charity claims. 

Across the pond a bust of President Kennedy created by funds from readers of The Daily Telegraph was removed from its original location after it was vandalized.  That was in 2017.  Now a charity organization, The Royal Fine Arts Commission is calling for it to be returned to its original location on Marylebone Road.  

The bust was placed nearby after restoration in the International Student House.  

I would hope it could be returned to its original location with some new security arrangements made by hiring some students to look after the statue.  This seems like a perfect solution.  Funds could be raised from readers of The Daily Telegraph, and The International Student House, and The Royal Fine Arts Commission to accomplish this.  This would restore not only the statue but the honor and reputation of the community which was also attacked when the bust was vandalized.  London is a great city and the people of England were most kind to the Kennedy family in the wake of the assassination of President Kennedy.  I am grateful that there is still a love for JFK and the Kennedy family across the U.K.   

I will keep people updated on this story.  

Below an image from when RFK and Ted Kennedy unveiled the statue.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

QJ/Win seems to be identified

It has come to my attention that QJ/WIN appears to be identified in RIF # 157-10005-10201 as being
Jose Marie Andre Mankel.

This document was released in 1998 and was recently released again in April 2018.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ian Griggs has died

According to Bart Kamp, Ian Griggs

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

John Barbour releases 2nd and 3rd batch of Garrison files.

Go here

And scroll down.

2nd batch is on Oswald.

3rd on David Ferrie.