- Sep 26, 2006
you big meanie! is too! is too!
Didn't Oswald shoot that law enforcement officer, Tippett? Why would he do that? Or there was some sort of confrontation, anyway. And seems like it has been established that Oswald brought what is believed to be the gun to work that day, had it wrapped in blankets or a curtain, something. For what it's worth, I like the manner in which King used the catchphrase The Dallas Police in Tommyknockers. Took a break the other day about two, Friday, sitting in the truck drinking a cup turn on the radio, Sirius radio, tuned to CNN. They're covering that happening at the airport in Dallas, stellar journalism at work, like usual. We're sitting in the truck listening to something about a shooting...they play the tape a couple times...they tell the listening audience everything except who or what the gunman is/was. I've about given up on the "news" other than listening to the radio, scan the headlines of the paper, but I looked some to learn what had happened. I think it was the Dallas Police who were the only shooters at the airport and that the target was a guy who wanted to commit suicide by cop. You'd think someone on the scene would have known that two minutes after arriving, on scene, (and breathless) but no...turned the radio off and went back to work, clueless. Good thing I wasn't traveling that day.
Oswald shot and killed Dallas police officer JD Tippit less than an hour after the assassination. There were multiple witnesses to that event that identified Oswald as the shooter. Conspiracy theorists try to explain this away - as they do all evidence against Oswald - with bizarre possibilities like an Oswald "double" was on the loose. They even had Oswald's body exhumed a while back to prove it was not him and guess what - it was Oswald. Not to be deterred they claimed the double had been stolen from the grave and replaced with the real Oswald! All this sounds like harmless lunacy until you realize that the family of the slain police officer has been hounded by kooks many of whom have defamed his memory by alleging he was actually a part of the conspiracy hunting Oswald and Oswald was the hero of that event. Others like Ruth Paine who had given food and shelter to Oswald's family out of her own kindness have been accused of being CIA spies involved in the framing of Oswald. Unlike Bigfoot and UFO conspiracy theories, there are real people harmed by the JFK nonsense. A very sad state of affairs. Until recently most polls showed the majority believed in a JFK conspiracy. Fortunately, more and more people realize it is preposterous nonsense. The evidence is overwhelming against Oswald. His rifle was found at the scene. He flees within minutes, shoots a police officer, enters a movie theatre without buying a ticket, pulls a gun and resists arrest while shouting "it's all over now" when approached by police. It is a slam dunk of guilt.