November 22, 2005

42 years gone

In Memoriam
May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963

Now they lay his body down
Sad old men who run this town
I still recall the way
He led the charge and saved the day
Blue blood and rain
I can hear the bugle playin'

We seen the last of Good King Richard
Ring out the past his name lives on
Roll out the bones and raise up your pitcher
Raise up your glass to Good King John


At 11/22/2005 10:45 AM, Blogger youngridemocrat said...

Thanks for posting JFK on this historic and tragedy-filled day.

The greatest loss is the "what could have beens." JFK, only 46 at the time of his death, should have served out his first term and was positioned to roll to an easy re-election in 1964.

It's the same with his younger brother, Robert, who was all of 42 at the time of his assassination. They lived half a life, chronologically, but very full lives of public service, cut short by the violent streak among a few that continues to poison our nation.

At 11/22/2005 12:20 PM, Blogger indy said...

I can remember when we had a President we could be proud of!

At 11/22/2005 12:46 PM, Anonymous Norb Andy said...

And thank God JFK didn't have a House of Representives full of lunatic radical Republicans, crackpot billionaires, and a group of whacko lawyers out to bring him down. He'd have made Clinton look like an amateur.

But it's incredibly sobering to ponder "what if" both Kennedys hadn't been assasinated.

But in a way, since there's always been a group of extremely powerful and shadowy figures on the extreme right, maybe the only difference between the Kennedy's and Clinton, both incredibly charismatic and successful politicians who threatened the status quo, is that outright assasination has been set aside in favor of the mind-bogglingly enormous and expensive attempt to stage a coup based on trumped up charges instead.

At 11/22/2005 6:51 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Heck no Norb - it was easier to rig the elections and make sure legitimate Democrats were prevented from being able to vote.... In Florida in 2000 and then Ohio in 2004. Which state do you think the Republicans are slating next as weak and able to be manipulated easily at the polls??

I heard rumor of shenanigans in Iowa last time in 2004 - in our own Scott County polls -- that the Republicans had poll watchers with their PDAs synched up to transmit data to somewhere - perhaps Karl Rove's laptop or something?

It seemed innocent but may be really part of a sinister plan.....


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