Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Another Ugly Anniversary

1968: The Year Everything Turned to Shit

Fifty yrs. ago today, sometime after midnight, Robert F. Kennedy, Senator from New York & Democratic Party presidential candidate, was plugged in the head just a few blocks south of where this reporter sits typing. Not being terribly invested in electoral politics then or now, this reporter didn't really give a shit, let alone believe it would make a dime's worth of difference which fuck was elected. And as usual, I was right. Nixon's the one!

In the intervening 50 yrs. the Ambassador Hotel, in the kitchen of whose Embassy Ballroom the assassination was committed, was torn down & replaced by the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools. (Home of the Bobcats!) I took my vote-by-mail ballot to a polling place at a school today. Wonder if there was voting at the R.F.K. Schools.

History has it over-covered, from the General Interest, Crime & Vietnam War perspectives.

Other notable morbidity on this date: The good are murdered young, the senile & demented survive assassination attempts & continue their bullshit.
On this day in 2004, Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Reagan [...] was also a well-known actor and served as governor of California.
Didn't look like much of a struggle from here. Seemed as if Reagan had given up a long time ago, probably about the time he started calling his bitch wife Nancy "Mommie".

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