Full of good food and good fellowship, I have little to say todayÂ other thanÂ “Urg.”
I will point out, however, that today (November 22, 2007)Â is not only Thanksgiving — but also the 44th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
According to Vincent Bugliosi, 75% of Americans currently believe that President Kennedy was not killed by an assassin acting alone, but as the result of a conspiracy.Â And aÂ quick Google of “Kennedy,” “assassination,” and “conspiracy”Â may lead one to the conclusionÂ thatÂ Mr. Bugliosi’sÂ 75% figure is a bit low.
So rather than link to any of theÂ countless websitesÂ thatÂ explainÂ who really killed President Kennedy, I’ll simply link to a brief “Yes, it was a Conspiracy”/”No, it wasn’t a Conspiracy” debate-in-print between Mr. Bugliosi and Mr. David Talbot from earlier this year.
I’ll also recommend viewing this clip featuring the late, great Bill Hicks (1961-1994).Â
It was sometimes difficult to tell how much of Mr. Hicks’s act was just an act . . . and how much he really thought was true.Â
But he always provoked his audience into examining what they thought was true.
And in that regard, his words were magic bullets.