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

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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.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Something the assassination of JFK made everyone forget

Take a look at this.  This is from the Seatle Post Intelligencer November 22, 1963, EXTRA edition.
this appears on page 13.

Mrs. Gertrude Noval was questioned for 2 and 1/2 hours in secret on 11/22/63.  She was testifying about Bobby Baker, a one time very close aide of LBJ.  She was married to Alfred Novak.  He died in March 1962.  His death was ruled a suicide.  This committee was going to look into Alfred Novak's death.  

Now add that onto the testimony Don Reynolds was giving on 11/22/63.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hubert Clark, a member of the Honor Guard who met JFK's casket at Andrews spoke at a JFK conference in 2015.

This video was put on this week, it's from a Judy Baker conference, I think.  Regardless, the man's story is worth listening to.

From my friend Robin Unger:

James Jenkins at the age of twenty was involved in the autopsy of John F Kennedy. He help lift the body and was one of the medical corpsman assigned that day in November to assist the doctors. After the service Jim went back to college and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Mississippi, and, later, also acquired a clinical pathology masters degree of Combined Clinical Sciences.
Hugh Clark was a member of the honor guard that took President Kennedy's body to Arlington Cemetery for burial. After leaving the military Hugh served a New York City detective for over twenty years and was an investigator for the United Nations. Hugh received a degree in alcohol and substance abuse and was a director for many drug and alcohol abuse residence programs until his retirement in 2008.
Both of these men’s personal testimony is quite shocking. James, as a personal witness and participant in JFK’s autopsy at Bethesda Naval Hospital, tells us that the ”official” pictures of the autopsy, the ones that have been presented to the American people, were not taken at the autopsy of JFK that he personally observed and helped perform.

Last year, 2015, William and his fellow researcher Phil Singer got together the medical corpsman who had been in Bethesda with some of the honor guard. What happened next was extraordinary. The medical corpsmen told the honor guard that they had received the president’s body almost a half-hour BEFORE the honor guard got there. The honor guard couldn’t believe this. They had met the president’s plane at Andrews, taken possession of his casket and shadowed it all the way to Bethesda. The two sides almost broke into fisticuffs, accusing the other of untruths. Once it was sifted out through talking, and both sides came to the understanding that each was telling their own truths of their experience that fateful day, the feelings of betrayal experienced by the honor guards was deep and profound.