Fifty years ago this week on a sunny fall afternoon in November, our 35th president was shot down in cold blood, forever changing the course of American history, robbing a post-war generation of its innocence. Some mark the date as the turning point in Americans’ trust in government, raising questions that remain to this day.
WND senior staff reporter Jerome Corsi attempts to set the record straight in his must-read book, “Who Really Killed Kennedy: Fifty Years Later, Stunning New Revelations about the JFK Assassination.”
In last week’s Surfin’ Safari, I wrote how you can access issues of LIFE Magazine going back 77 years, beginning with the Nov. 23, 1936, issue. The collection includes the November 1963 cover story editions on the assassination and funeral of President John F. Kennedy. LIFE ceased publication with its Dec. 29, 1975, issue.
The official JFK Library Twitter page, posted under the auspices of the JFK Library features links to photos, articles and more about our 35th president.
The JFK Library also launched a twitter page wherein you can follow President John F. Kennedy’s thousand days in office with day-by-day tweets on this Twitter page.
One of the more memorable tweets: On Nov. 16, just six days before Dallas, President Kennedy visited Cape Canaveral, where he toured the launch facility that would later be named in his honor and witnessed the launch of a Polaris missile off the coast of central Florida. President Kennedy had announced on May 25, 1961, before a special joint session of Congress, the goal of sending an American safely to the Moon before the end of the decade.
Who needs a library?
Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
If military insignia are among your interests, this online publication in the Gutenberg collection has a fascinating catalog of American military insignia development from the Revolutionary War through 1851.
And did you know that the Smithsonian’s web site now lets you view artifacts in 3D?
Launched last week, the Smithsonian X 3D Web site “serves up a collection of 3D images of artifacts digitally scanned by the museum through a partnership with Autodesk. You can explore the artifacts in detail by manipulating their images via mouse on your computer or via finger on a supported touch-screen device,” according to a report published at Cnet.
Video of the amazing process, including real examples from the Smithsonian, can be seen here.
“Obama schedule, 11/14/13:
AM: Announce illegal change to Obamacare.
PM: Threaten to veto legal change to Obamacare.”
After “fumbling the ball” – Obama-speak for the so-called “Affordable Care Act” abomination known by his name – Twitter lit up: “You mean Obama’s signature legislation? RT @ABC: Obama: ‘We fumbled the roll out on this healthcare law.’”
One offered an exit strategy for the “fumbling disaster of a president: ‘Obama fumbled the ball and he SHOULD BE BENCHED. #GetHimOffTheField‘”
But not to worry. Democratic National Committee mouthpiece Debbie Wasserman-Schultz tweeted her assurance … just before Obama threatened to veto Congress’ bipartisan bill allowing you to keep your health care insurance: “President and Democrats are willing – and eager– to work with anyone to ensure that the Affordable Care Act works for everyone.”
Rep. Eric Cantor weighed in:
Twitterer Guy Benson posted: “Obama has threatened to veto a bill literally named after his most memorable presidential promise.”
Fumble? Or train wreck?
“Obama just compared health-care problems to a runningback fumbling the football; someone tell me why he’s a good president, please,” twittered “Snacks.”
Has Obamacare affected you? Is your health insurance policy being cancelled? Congressional House Republicans want to know about it.
The House Republican Conference’s “YourStory” project is encouraging its constituents to submit feedback to your House rep, telling of your experiences with Obamacare, which the Conference says will be shared with the proper committee and investigated appropriately.
“Healthcare.gov continues to malfunction and crash, creating real problems for the America people all across the country. We are eager to hear the story of your experience with the website and encourage you to tell us,” Republicans say.
Check with your congressional representative on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram to communicate directly with them, and to stay aware of any updates.
For more fast facts, hit this link.
Twitter account’s parody of the Obamacare rollout!