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The Chappaquiddick Incident

The Kennedy family have somewhat of a reputation, and, quite obviously, not much of a positive one, despite being a, at one time, presidential family in the early 60’s. Over the years certain well-known incidents and tragedies befell the family though; this eventually causing some to believe the family is quite literally cursed in some way – The “Kennedy Curse” as it became known.

Forty-eight years ago on a dark night on a quiet island off?Massachusetts, Senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy drove his car off a bridge after leaving a party with a young woman, killing her, and forever marring his legacy.

Edward Kennedy, the brother of John F. Kennedy, was a United States Senator who got caught in a scandal involving the death of Mary Jo Kopechne on July 18, 1969. Kopechne was a teacher, secretary, and political campaign specialist to Senator Kennedy’s campaign. The accident occurred on a foggy night and after a night of drinking. Ted was caught in a web of lies and bad decisions that left Kopehcne, a woman who was not his wife, dead.

As with most things Kennedy-related, the incident at Chappaquiddick is one of those things that will always be talked about and analysed, because it involves one of the most fascinating families on the planet. The Kennedy family is used to scandal and gossip surrounding them, but the incident at Chappaquiddick involved the late Ted Kennedy.

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Mary Pinchot Meyer.

Mary Pinchot Meyer

Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer

Conspiracy theorists who question President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963 have, over the years, become obsessed with another murder. On Oct. 12, 1964, socialite and artist Mary Pinchot Meyer, a longtime Kennedy mistress, was shot execution-style in broad daylight while walking along the Georgetown canal towpath.

Within hours, police charged day labourer Ray Crump Jr. with murder. They never found the gun, however, and a jury acquitted Crump after an eye-witness described the killer as much bigger than the diminutive defendant. In the ensuing years, the case has become one of Washington’s most infamous unresolved murder cases.

Mary Pinchot Meyer never received the last letter John F. Kennedy wrote to her. In October 1963, the 35th U.S. President penned a love letter to his alleged mistress, Mary Pinchot Meyer, begging her to come and visit him later that month, but he never mailed it. JFK was assassinated the following month, and Mary Pinchot Meyer was found murdered one year later. Her murder remains unsolved.

?Why don?t you leave suburbia for once ? come and see me ? either here ? or at the Cape next week or in Boston the 19th. I know it is unwise, irrational, and that you may hate it ? on the other hand, you may not ? and I will love it. You say that it is good for me not to get what I want. After all of these years ? you should give me a more loving answer than that. Why don?t you just say yes??

JFK?s letter to Mary Pinchot Meyer was written on White House stationery, although the tops of the official letterhead were cut off. But when the letter is held up to the light, the faded presidential seal watermarks are visible. The note was never mailed, but it was saved by Kennedy?s personal secretary, Evelyn Lincoln.
Mary Pinchot Meyer began her affair with President Kennedy sometime in the early 1960s. Mary?s name?was all over White House gate logs, showing she signed in to see the President on at least 15 occasions between October, 1961, and August, 1963. JFK?s confidant, Kenny O?Donnell, said the President told him that he ?was deeply in love with Mary, that after he left the White House he envisioned a future with her and would divorce Jackie.?
Charles Bartlett, another close friend of the president, confirmed that ?Jack was in love with Mary Meyer. He was certainly smitten by her, he was heavily smitten ? It was a dangerous relationship.?

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Carl Mydans?Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Carl Mydans?Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

The Mysterious Disappearance of JFK?s Brain

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Credit: Robert Knudsen. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, 2 August 1962.

Credit: Robert Knudsen. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, 2 August 1962.

The Fultz Quadruplets

President John F. Kennedy visits with Mary Alice Fultz, Mary Louise Fultz, Mary Anne Fultz, and Mary Catherine Fultz, a set of quadruplets from Milton, North Carolina, 2 August 1962.

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Churchill patting Rommel, a cocker spaniel owned by General Sir Bernard Montgomery (Monty) in Normandy in August 1944.

Churchill patting Rommel, a cocker spaniel owned by General Sir Bernard Montgomery (Monty) in Normandy in August 1944.

Yesterday was the anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death. He is a historical figure that I admire because he symbolises to me the determination and tenacity of the underdog. Britain was not winning the war when he became Prime Minister and he had to deal with defeat and failure but he never gave up. His speeches are still quoted today because of the way he used the spoken word to inspire and to energise the British people. One line from one of his speeches is as relevant today for the UK as it was back in 1940.

You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.

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Sometimes you wonder where some people get their ideas from

Neville Gibson, editor at the NBR writes:

The assassinations of journalists and cartoonists at a satirical French newspaper will add to a wave of anti-Islamic feeling in Europe.

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have turned out in Paris, Lyons and other cities to defend freedom of speech and western democratic values against terrorism. In London, a demonstration has been held in Trafalgar Square.

The rallying call is ?Je suis Charlie? (?I am Charlie?)? ? a reference to President Kennedy?s speech at the Berlin Wall in the 1960s and to the name of the weekly Charlie Hebdo, whose offices were invaded by three hooded gunmen at 11.30am Parisian time on Wednesday.

Let’s start with his gutlessness at not calling things for what they are.

These were not “three hooded gunmen”….they were Islamic terrorists.

Look Neville, at what they did to a wounded gendarme.

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Photo: Jim MacCammon, courtesy Howard Upchurch. Lee Harvey Oswald is dragged from the Texas Theatre by Patrolman C.T. Walker and, still chewing his cigar, Detective Paul Bentley, on Nov. 22, 1963. On the right is Sgt. Gerald Hill.

Photo: Jim MacCammon, courtesy Howard Upchurch.
Lee Harvey Oswald is dragged from the Texas Theatre by Patrolman C.T. Walker and, still chewing his cigar, Detective Paul Bentley, on Nov. 22, 1963. On the right is Sgt. Gerald Hill.

Lee Harvey Oswald?s Arrest

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Hank Walker/TIME & LIFE Pictures

Hank Walker/TIME & LIFE Pictures

JFK on the Campaign Trail 1960

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And they call my site a hate speech site…

Martyn Bradbury likes to call me a hate speech merchant, but he has at least taken to adding “Canon Media Award winning” to the front of that.

But the sanctimony of him is like most on the left…weapons grade.

Where we, through our moderation changes, and a vigilant team assisting are managing and improving our reader and commenters experience…this is the kind of comments that Martyn Bradbury allows to live on his union funded site.

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Bill Clinton might not be a dodgy rooting ratbag, but Tony Blair might be

Liz Hurley has denied a torrid affair with Bill Clinton, describing such rumours as “ludicrously silly”.

As celebrity gossip goes, it takes some beating: actress and model Elizabeth Hurley has year-long affair with Bill Clinton while he was US President.

Throw in the suggestion that they had a liaison in the White House while Hillary Clinton was next door, and that Mr Clinton ended it when he realised he was falling in love, and you have a story that rivals Marilyn Monroe?s alleged fling with John F Kennedy.

But when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, as Miss Hurley pointed out on Wednesday when she was forced to deny the ?ludicrously silly? report and threatened legal action as it gathered pace online.

The allegations were made by Tom Sizemore, a Hollywood actor who claims to have dated Miss Hurley in the 1990s.

Sizemore was recorded on video boasting to friends that he had arranged Miss Hurley?s first rendezvous with the president in 1998 following a White House screening of Saving Private Ryan.

The actor was one of the stars of the film and claimed Clinton pulled him away from the screening for a private conversation.

In the video, obtained by the gossip website Radar Online, Sizemore says Clinton asked him: ?Did you go with Liz Hurley for four years? Do you still see her??

When Sizemore confirmed that the couple had dated but were no longer an item, Clinton is said to have asked for Miss Hurley?s phone number.

In the recording, Sizemore claims the then-President told him: ?Give it to me. You dumb m***********r, I?m the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America.

?The buck stops here. Give me the damn number.?

Why didn’t he just get the NSA to give it to him?

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