Did JFK have a ball in Duluth?

Well, this is a pretty big anniversary. Not two months after his 1963 stay in the Hotel Duluth, Jack found a bullet, or three, in Dallas. I’ve been reading up on the frothy array of differing assassination opinions and greatly look forward to another go around with the subject this week on PBS. The more you get into it, the deeper and messier it gets, the more suspects there are, and on and on. I doubt the fine bloggers of PDD are closer to the truth than anyone, but please, offer your ideas or memories.

Jim Heffernan’s Blog: “A Kennedy affair to remember — even in Duluth

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Paul Lundgren

about 7 years ago

A pair of references:

The subject of presidents visiting Duluth was explored in the 2011 PDD post "How many presidents visited Duluth?"


The News Tribune Attic has great photos of Kennedy in Duluth in the post "JFK in the Northland, 1963."

The Big E

about 7 years ago

Adjust your tinfoil hat.  

The Umbrella Man

Purple

about 7 years ago

I really enjoyed the American Experience PBS program. So much info on JFK focuses on his presidency and assassination. I never knew how ill he was throughout his life.

Herzog

about 7 years ago

I did read about the Umbrella Man a few weeks back. It's amazing the guy actually came and testified that the reason he had the umbrella was because he was protesting Sr's involvement in appeasing Hitler 25 years previous. Richard Nixon famously replied he didn't remember where he was the day Kennedy was killed, being the only person anywhere who claimed this. George W. Bush, later head of CIA, who was also supposedly in Dallas that day, had his "my first oil rig" parked off the north coast of Cuba helping supply his boat "Barbara" with supplies for the Bay of Pigs invasion. You can Wiki all of this, with photos, but none of it necessarily means they did it. Prisons are full of people who didn't do it.  

As I've said before, where you land on "conspiracy," what kind of foil hat you wear, and we all do, is largely a function of how you're wired to think. We all make decisions out of the region of our brains responsible for emotion. The ones who think they're somehow the standard of normalcy and good judgement are often the most misled. So ultimately, if you land on one side or the other of believing or not believing conspiracies, it rarely has anything to do with your knowledge of the facts, but rather how you're wired to think. You see this in effect every day. I think it's why a lot of people pursue tinkering with electronics.

Sometimes when Bush Jr was blathering on like I am now, I actually started to believe what he was saying, not because he made any sense, but because he spoke with an air of authority, and he was chummy, like Hitler. I could drink beer with him. So it is, slaughtering a half million Arabs in the name of freedom is far more unbelievable than an assassination conspiracy, yet few of us have a problem believing it. Maybe this is a clue to the puzzle? 

"Truth or Fiction, the truth is stranger." -- Arthur Clarke    

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Herzog

about 7 years ago

H.W...  I get them confused. What I want to know is, how did JFK have  sexual intercourse with so many women, over and over again with that much back pain? That's the real mystery. Did the barbiturates make him a better lover and a leader?  How did he have time to lead this country while strapping on that many groupies?  Maybe George P Bush should consider taking them too?

Herzog

about 7 years ago

Frontline just killed it again. The moral here Tim, is belief is a powerful thing.

Helmut Flaag

about 1 year ago

Judyth Vary Baker.

Truth is Stranger. 

Injustice Sucks. Stupidity and Greed kills.

Helmut Flaag

about 1 year ago

Editor replace JVB with Murder of Dr. Mary Sherman

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