Just kicked off Seymour Hersch's "Dark Side of Camelot"
yesterday, his scathing exposť of the Kennedys. I'm not a big fan of
Hersch, but the man is an incredibly gifted investigative journalist and
a compelling writer. I could've easily read the book in a single sitting
yesterday, but I took a little nappy for a few hours and read it
sporadically while the b-ball games were on TV.
"Kennedy was far and away, far
and away the most prolific philanderer to ever occupy the Oval Office.
The guy banged everything that he could get his hands on and then
Occasionally I was unable to interest my roommate in other
activities. I'm right at the point where LBJ blackmailed his way onto
the '60 Kennedy ticket. LBJ - a weasel of the first order, and occupant
of the Oval Office during America's first crucial years in 'Nam.
Interesting and extremely pertinent but virtually unknown fact about
Kennedy's fatal day in Dallas. About a week or two before his Dallas
trip, he was frolicking in a pool with one of his innumerable sexual
bimbos, when he somehow badly sprained his groin muscle (maybe a bad
entry angle during anal sex). In order to immobilize the muscle to
promote healing, doctors made Kennedy a stiff canvas brace that ran from
his thigh to his underarm. This brace, along with a conventional back
brace Kennedy wore, severely restricted Kennedy's ability to bend
forwards or backwards.
So when Oswald's first shot hit Kennedy in the neck - a shot that
wouldn't necessarily have been fatal - the braces prevented Kennedy's
body from reflexively jerking forwards or backwards. He therefore
remained upright and a sitting duck for the second shot that blew half
his head onto Jackie O. Talk about your weenie getting you in trouble!
I don't have nearly the same animosity towards Kennedy as I have for
Clinton, but Kennedy was far and away, far and away the most prolific
philanderer to every occupy the Oval Office. The guy banged everything
that he could get his hands on and then some. His old man is among the
most odious and scum-gathering humans who ever walked the planet. Joe
Kennedy is easily top 20.
Hersch has written a history of Israel's acquisition of the Bomb, and
another about America's biological and chemical warfare arsenal, books
which are now at the top of my Must Read list.
about the brace, did not know under what circumastances JFK came
to wear it. Good work, Dick
the "good work, dick" refer to our own Dick
Laresch or the late
pres kennedy's member?
was relaying this tale of JFK's misfortune to a gal here at work, and
she said god has a good sense of humor, having JFK hurt himself in this
manner, requiring the brace, and thereby presenting an ideal target for
Oswald. I agree. By the way, this brace was an additional
brace to the brace that Kennedy always wore for his back. His back
brace would've allowed him to lurch forward or backward after taking the
first bullet in the neck. The stiff body-length brace he was
wearing for the strained groin, THAT add-on brace let Oswald get off the
fatal shot that ruined Jackie pink dress and day. You know nobody
was happier than LBJ that dickweed!/p>
I finish off the Hersch book, which should be considered the definitive
history of JFK's methods and rise to power, it's increasingly clear that
the American people are truly in the dark about the behind-the-scenes
hushed-up workings of their public officials and government; to this
day, the same kind of tawdry take-no-prisoners-on-the-road-to-power
approach is likely the standard. And even Nixon, he was a crook,
though he wasn't in JFK and Joe Kennedy league. But boy as he
proved with Watergate, he WANTED to be. Watergate can almost be
taken as Nixon's purely reflexive response to the shafting he took in
'60. As soon as he had those power levers, boy, he wanted to
out-Kennedy the Kennedys. While Nixon UNDERSTOOD power better than
anybody, no one quite WIELDED it like the Kennedy's, especially that
gerbil-faced cocksucker RFK.
Nixon aide John Ehrilchman's book, "Witness to Power," the day
that RFK announced he was running for president in '68, with his likely
Republican opponent being Nixon, Nixon watched RFK's announcement on TV.
After it was over, he turned off the TV and stared at the blank screen
for a long time, before pointing at the blank screen and quietly saying
to the other people who had been watching, "this is bad.
Don't they know what they're doing? Don't they know the forces
they are going to unleash? Nothing good can come of this."
If these remarks aren't classic Nixon, nothing is. And of course,
the "forces" ultimately found Jack Kennedy's little brother
Bobby lying in the kitchen of a California hotel, HIS head in a pool of
blood. We live in an interesting world.
afterwards, Jackie Kennedy became Jackie O as in "Onassis,"
as, genuinely fearing for the life of John-John Jr and Caroline, she
fled to the comparative safety of the Greek Isles under the protection
of hooligan shipping tycoon Ari Onassis. We all know how that
story ultimately ended last year off Martha's Vineyard.