Category Archives: murder
Kennedy Week was a very good week for Ira Stoll’s book Kennedy, Conservative. He makes the case that JFK was an anti-communist supply sider and would be a conservative today.
Maybe. Most of the other 11 year olds I knew in those days were anti-communist too. Not so sure about the supply side part – my peer-group wasn’t up to speed on tax policy. A quick look at Youtube, however, does show Kennedy was for tax cuts to increase employment and cut the deficit.
He was also in favor of civil rights. At least his wife thought so:
“He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. It’s — it had to be some silly little Communist.”
Which brings us to this piece by Rich Lowry. He complains that James McAuley, in a NYT oped, pins the murder on “Dallas, a city of hate with a death wish in its eye”. (Now we know who shot JR.) Manny Fernanez, also in the NYT, blames it on an “angry anti-Washington culture”.
I think President Kennedy was swell but where can I sign up for this Angry Anti-Washington Culture?
JFK and A Silly Little Communist
The real conspiracy about the Kennedy Assassination is the myth built by the left that sinister right wing forces cut down the young president – when it was really just a silly little Communist.
Ariel Castro avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty to imprisoning and raping three women for 11 years. He was sentenced to imprisonment – and probable rape – for life plus 1,000 years. He couldn’t take it for more that one month. He was found hanging in his cell.
Ariel Castro Final Irony
Had he not copped a plea he probably would have been sentenced to death row where he would be under watch and still alive today.
Back in April, Solon’s David Sorata hoped the Boston Bombers would be white. That’s because in terms of mass shootings, … “white male privilege means white men are not collectively denigrated/targeted for those shootings — even though most come at the hands of white dudes.”
He got his wish in spades. The Tsarnaevs are caucasian, as in from the caucuses. And privileged too – Tamerlan, maybe not so much – but Dzhokhar made the cover of the Rolling Stone.
I’ve tried to ignore the Trayvon Martin story ever since the president said he looked like the son he never had. If Trayvon had been Obama’s son he would have been in school at Sidwell Academy and alive today.
George Zimmerman didn’t do much for me either. After all, he did kill an unarmed person at close range. But there were circumstances…
John Facenda was known as The Voice of God. He was famous for his over-the-top NFL Film productions glorifying the manly ideal of the players. Now pro athletes glorify themselves as gangsters and rappers. At least that’s how Jason Whitlock sees it at Fox Sports. He says, “… popular culture has installed Tony Soprano as America’s most celebrated and revered icon above Joe Montana”.
The Wall Street Journal says that on a psychological profile Aaron Hernandez scored a perfect 10 on focus and a 1 on social maturity.