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CBS News and JFK (Well, I Was a RaDIO) Parts 14-15

JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 14)

Walter Cronkite

Shortly after the news of the President’s death CBS News Correspondent Bernard Eisman went out into the streets of New York and here is his report:

Probably Manhattan!

o:20/11:00 Bernard Eisman’s voice sounds just like Sean Hannity!

As the news of President Kennedy’s death spread through the city to those who hadn’t heard it or had heard only the first fragmentary reports, even the street which is normally so loud you can’t hear yourself talking to another person (ridiculous thing to say) acquired a stillness that it’s never known. Where ever there was a radio or a television set people gathered to listen.

Can you tell me what your first reaction was Ma’am when you when you?

It was the worst tragedy ever happened to this country since President Lincoln.

Lady looks and sounds just like

Ruth Gordon in RoseMary’s Baby !!!!

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How about you sir?

I just couldn’t I couldn’t believe it. That’s all. Just couldn’t believe it.

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And you sir what was  your?

…..believe it I didn’t believe it.

Who

who

who 

do you think would do something like this?

I don’t know I thats I can’t imagine in a way. I can’t imagine.

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How about you sir?

I feel very bad, that’s all I can say.

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Can you imagine who would do something like this sir?

Well, I don’t think anybody in their right mind. I think this is a terrible thing for our country, not only for our country, but for the entire world. And after all, one doesn’t – one does realize that the  we are striving for peace at the present time and a thing like this, well why it’s just an utter

(sounds like he says un-uh)  tragedy.

Speaks in a southern accent and he also looks like an actor, though I cannot recall his name.

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Weird looking Sean asks the same man before this nutty actor with the bulging eyes. I guess he doesn’t remember who who who he asked previously.

You, sir? 

Do you think that this indicates some sort of of a of an illness in America today?

I don’t understand it so much…… (the rest of what he says I cannot understand,

but it sounds like he says Sam)

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Thank you very much.

                       <——————Weird looking Sean/Sam.

Have you been thinking about what’s happened in the last few hours, sir?

Yes, I have and I’m deeply shocked. I’m ashamed of that this sort of thing can happen in America.

<—- This guy looks familiar, I think he is a British actor. 

While this actor on the left above is speaking there is a young man in the background

<—————-who is watching and starts to smile and hides his face

and he looks like a young Pope Benedict/Putin,

then the boy turns and looks different

and the guy next to him takes on his attributes

and seems to pass around a sort of possession in the background.

Just like in that movie Fallen with Denzel Washington.

This is where he turns and the then the weird ghoul travels to the next victim.

Here is the next guy: Could be his brother, Cardinal George Ratzinger.

This is occurring in the background and there is hand waving and other things also.

I won’t waste my time trying to follow this little imp though this street interview,

but thought you the reader might want to check it out yourself.

Please read:

Pope Benedict XVI and His Power of Suggestion

And how about you sir, have you had any? What are your first reactions to a tragedy of this sort?

My first reaction, sir, is that I hope these Southerners, these radicals,

are satisfied of getting their pound of flesh

in killing a man as good as him.

Are you certain that it is um right wing radicals or or people who oppose the President so desperately

 that they would do something like this who who committed this act?

Yes sir. Could be no one else, uh some someone who would do this was must be mentally deranged.

They no no uh clear thinking human person would ever think of doing something like that.

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How about you, sir, what, what was your first reaction?

Well, my first reaction was I was terribly shocked. I couldn’t believe of it. It really happened. But uh uh I dis a I disagree with this man about it being a uh the right wing radical. I uh it could have been a communist. I think it was probably something like that.

I know I have seen this guy in the movies also. Bit part actor.

And how about you Ma’am what?

We’re all crying in my place all crying.

You look as though you have been crying is that how it struck you first?

 Yes.

How how did you hear about it?

Well, I was a radio in my place and they told us.

DIO (Defense Intelligence Organization for Ra?)

Did all of the people in the office cry? Yes

And the office then was let go and sent home? Yes.

What the heck is Amanda Plummer doing in this scene?

And how about you sir what what what reaction do you have? How do you feel after a thing like this has happened?

Disgust really.

Disgust with?

The tape ends.  

Have you ever seen the movie

Millennium starring Kris Kristofferson.

Probably the worst movie I have ever seen. Somewhere through the movie it restarts again so that you have to watch it over again although you don’t realize it till you have watched most of it over again. Strange. Kris is not the best actor, but I like him just not sure exactly why. I know he wrote music but I can’t remember what he wrote. I know he was in another movie with Barbara Streisand. I think I’m helping him out in a way.

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Okay, so what is going on?

Could they not find regular people in New York to answer these questions so they had to hire a bunch of actors

oh yea and a couple clergy boys??

 

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On the NBC facsimile of this kind of reporting

called “man street interviews” 

reporter Jeff Pond interviewing in part 11 of NBC Coverage from which ever city that they are in

is a man giving his reaction to the news and behind him is another man

tongueing or something.

“Gentleman came into the office in which I was transacting business and um mentioned it to us

and at the time I wasn’t really able to believe it. 1:51/9:56

I had to hear it for myself and unfortunately I did very shortly afterward.”

Man in the background ghoulishly sticks out his tongue 3 times and seems to be “getting off” on the reactions

in a kind of strange way. Is he helping the man answer his question or is he trying to gain attention?

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1:51/9:56

Man in background  looks sort of like  Ross Douthat …>

OP-ED COLUMNIST who wrote:

The Enduring Cult of Kennedy

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Back to Walter Cronkite

We have the first films taken in the motorcade just after the assassination shots were heard.

Dan Rather has that story in Dallas, Texas: 3:34/11:00

Dan Rather narrating

We are now going to run the films which were taken first at the Dallas airport. These are the films of then Vice President Lyndon Johnson and his wife Lady Byrd Johnson at the Dallas International Airport as they arrived this morning from Fort Worth.

Here is the late President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy coming down the ramp at the Dallas airport.

JFK salutes or waves.

These films were taken slightly less than an hour and a half before President Kennedy was shot and killed in a motorcade in down town Dallas. The usual receiving line, of course, a number of Dallas dignitaries and

 a lady who said that she had waited  for 69 years to meet a President.

I wrote about that comment in another post which I hope you will read.

Most of my articles are linked on the right sidebar.

 Mrs. Kennedy had been given a bouquet of roses at the Dallas International Airport as a token of affection from the city of Dallas.

Jack Ready Secret Service agent bounding around the area with a smudge on his chin.

President Kennedy had looked particularly hale and hardy on this Texas trip.

We saw him Monday in Florida and a number of the White House Reporters remarked that he was looking more physically fit than he had at anytime over the past year and a half or two years. (hmmmm) This is part of the motorcade from the Dallas airport toward the down town area. Shots taken just before the shooting occurred.

This is Dallas’s Parkland Hospital where President Kennedy was taken after being mortally wounded. The President reportedly was alive when he reached  the hospital but he died a short time after arriving at the hospital.

Strange snapshot of a hand with a wedding ring flashes by.

Some efforts were made when the Presidential Party first arrived at the hospital to keep pictures from being taken. The roses that Mrs. Kennedy had carried earlier were on the back seat of the automobile in which the President was shot.

Now these are scenes of a building across the street from the scene where President Kennedy was shot. Police immediately arraigned this building. It is believed that the assassin was in that this same building on either the fourth or fifth floor.

This guy on the left looks familiar!

He looks like Ralph Fiennes of the movie

“Maid in Manhattan.”

Another clue?

Was this portion made after the Manhattan movie to deceive?

Are these actors inserting themselves in a holographic movie of the events involved in the assassination of JFK.

Some empty cartridges have been found in that building. Witnesses said they believe 3 or 4 shots were fired. Four empty cartridges were found in the building which had been arraigned by police.

A number of suspects were picked up immediately. Practically anyone in the area who even gave a hint of  looking suspicious was picked up. Considerable confusion in the immediate vicinity. Right there was the spot where the President was shot.

This is part of the Police contingent arriving to surround the building. Police thought they might be able to catch the assassin still in the building. They were unsuccessful in that.

 

Police were heavily armed.

They arraigned not only the building but about a 3 block area around this building which as I say is located directly across from where the President was shot. This is practically the spot on the street where the President was shot. These pictures were taken just after the President had been taken to a hospital. Police made a systematic search of the building.

They found no weapon.

Up there on the 4th or 5th floor, perhaps out of one of those open windows, is where the assassin of President Kennedy is believed to have fired the fatal shots. (licks)

We have no further information as yet from the hospital along with the condition of Texas Governor John Connally who was riding with President Kennedy and who also was critically wounded. Our last report from Parkland Hospital was that Governor Connally was in the Operating Room; that he was still alive, but was uh in critical condition. (licks)

Walter, you mentioned a short while ago that it was difficult to understand why we have not been appraised of the whereabouts of Lyndon Johnson who will of course uh step up to the Presidency in light of the tragic death today of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. We are in direct contact with Parkland Hospital. We’re also in direct contact with Dallas Police and the FBI. We have a reporter with the Secret Service Agents. And the word from all sources is that Mr. Johnson is his whereabouts are being kept secret for security reasons. Uh if anyone knows where Mr. Johnson is uh it is not us at this moment. (licks)

Inside this film shown by Dan Rather are pictures of a man who looks just like the man at the Trade Mart who gave “a word” and “the Benediction” at the Trade Mart and was introduced as the pastor of the one of the largest Methodist churches in the world -Highland Park Methodist Church of Dallas Texas,

his name is Dr. William Dickenson, Jr.

I took a bunch (10 in all) of still shots of him above.

This same man is directing the Police in Dallas in front of the Book Depository Building in the film shown by Dan Rather.

I think “the word” he gave was A-M-E-N uh, unhyphenated, A FALSE GOD OF EGYPT! A-M-E-N  R-A at the meeting at the Trade Mart about an hour after President Kennedy was shot.

I will add a link to a post about him here ASAP! 

Read About Judge Sara T. Hughes in the link provided: Judge Sara T. Hughes

 I think that article should alarm you!

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Walter Cronkite

Thank you, Dan. Thank you, Dan.

As a matter of fact, we just got the word from our reporters out there at the airport, uh bypassing you just as you were on the air at that last moment that Lyndon B. Johnson has been sworn in as the President of the United States. He was sworn in at 1:38 Central Standard Time, that was 2:38 and that’s uh uh almost an hour and a half ago now (left finger to nose) at this time it’s correct here uh. He was, the oath was administered  too him by US District Judge Sara T. Hughes. Uh, he took the oath aboard the Presidential plane at Love Field just prior to take off to return to Washington. Uh, the President’s body is to be returned to Washington, also. Ah with, along with the, and Mrs. Kennedy. She will accompany it, uh, and that plane is supposed to arrive back at Andrews Air Force Base we’re told now at 5:25 this afternoon uh, uh Eastern Standard time. That’s about an hour and half from now. Whether that is the same plane in which pres uh now President Johnson is returning, we do not know.

The Presidential Oath as Lyndon Baines Johnson (takes off glasses) the 36th President of the United States took it, (puts glasses back on) reads, I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States and will do the best of my ability to preserve, protect, and defend (takes off glasses again) the Constitution of the United States.

There is a dispute as to which President really is the 36th President, because of second terms, assassinations, and other mishaps. 

And now President Johnson is flying back to Washington to actively take over the reins of government.

Six of President Kennedy’s Cabinet who were on the route to Japan have turned around at mid-ocean and are flying back to Washington.

Attorney General Robert Kennedy, the President’s younger brother, who was often mentioned as a possible candidate himself someday for the highest office of the land, is in Washington. So was Senator Ted Kennedy, his youngest brother. Uh he was on the floor of the Senate uh presiding as a matter of fact uh uh uh and the Senate. As the word came he dashed from the Senate and is now on route to Hyannis Port, Massachusetts to be with uh his and the late President’s mother and father, there. We understand that the President’s sister uh Mrs. Sargent Shriver, wife of the Administrator of the Peace Corps, uh is flying was flying away from Washington too. And the first thought was that she perhaps was going to Texas to be uh with her brother before she learned of his death. We do not know where she is now uh destined.

We will now pause for ten seconds so that our stations may identify themselves.(licks)

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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 15)

The assassination of President Kennedy has been reported, of course, in some detail here since the historic shots rang out in the streets of Dallas, Texas at 12:25 noon today. It seems fairly possible that that was just some 3 and  half hours ago. The President lived for 35 minutes after being rushed to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

He died there at one PM Central Standard Time

at noon Dallas time today.

I thought that Dallas Time was Central Standard Time.

Has there been a change in the Time Clock locations

since the JFK Assassination?

The bible talks about

He will change time and laws —–

could that be the change in time?

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I found this recording and even though it is not CBS I thought it would help to see from another perspective what was happening at the time and their reference to the time. While doing so I noticed Frank Magee acted strangely in regards to this assassination. In another post I include other pictures of Frank Magee with Barbara Walters and realized that they were not the same person. that post is linked following:

Pope Benedict Says “Faith was the True Enlightenment”

I have digressed quite a bit from the CBS News Coverage which continues further in this post, but I wanted to include what I found for your investigation if interested. I just did not want to pass up or gloss over this information. I think it is important.

NBC NEWS Coverage LIVE

says that President Kennedy was shot at 12:45!

Here is an excerpt of conversation between reporters Chet Huntley, Bill Ryan, and Frank McGee (Magee) of NBC News

who looks related to Eric Severeid and talks like him too :) about the time of JFK’s assassination:

 

JFK’S ASSASSINATION (NBC-TV

COVERAGE)(PART 1)

“But all we know is that at uh roughly 12:45 or so uh the shots were fired…

“Central Standard Time?”

“I think it would have been uh Dallas Time.

“Must have been.”

Yes, it would have been Dallas Time. It has happened within the …”(interrupted)

(garbled) …20 minutes?”

“Yes, within the past 20 minutes or so.”

Then in the telephone conversation with Robert McNeil reporting from Dallas,

Frank McGee repeats Macneil on the phone and says that Jackie was sitting between JFK and John Connally

when the shots were fired

and she was not hurt…..No mention of Nellie Connally!

But on the Zapruder film, Jackie was sitting next to JFK and behind the Connallys.

So there seems to be a lot of confusion as to when JFK was killed, their seating arrangement, and many other things until time

passed when the news agents were able to get a full picture

and had to deal with that Zapruder film. 

In Part 2 of NBC coverage of the assassination of JFK

 Robert MacNeil, or as Frank says that Bob informs him that he was in the motorcade,

Then Frank Magee makes some interesting hand signals:

RUBS RIGHT FOREFINGER DOWN THE SIDE OF HIS NOSE ABOUT 5 OR 6 TIMES

(4:48/10:47-10:56/10-:47 PART 3) …>

 As Frank Magee finds out that and confirms that President Kennedy is dead from Robert McNeil via the White House Press Secretary…

Magee DEVOID OF REMORSE rubs his right little  finger down the side of his nose from the bridge of his nose to his mouth in a straight line….

IT IS DEFINITELY A SIGNAL!!! (0:29/10:25 Part 5)

JESUIT SIGNS?

 I HAVE NO IDEA, BUT HE IS COMMUNICATING SOMETHING VEHEMENTLY!

JFK’S ASSASSINATION (NBC-TV COVERAGE)(PART 10)

Again. Frank Magee signals with his hand 6 or 7 times upon hearing the condition of JFK with more details.

6:29/10:39

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Here is an interesting article from News With Views by  Thomas Horn :

PETRUS ROMANUS: THE FALSE PROPHET AND THE ANTICHRIST ARE HERE

“In his book, Windswept House, Martin wrote:

The Enthronement of the Fallen Archangel Lucifer was effected within the Roman Catholic Citadel on June 29, 1963; a fitting date for the historic promise about to be fulfilled. As the principal agents of this Ceremonial well knew, Satanist tradition had long predicted that the Time of the Prince would be ushered in at the moment when a Pope would take the name of the Apostle Paul [Pope Paul VI]. That requirement—the signal that the Availing Time had begun—had been accomplished just eight days before with the election of the latest Peter-in-the-Line.[6]“

(To be honest, I have not read the it all, but it caught my eye in light of all the evidence of deception involved with JFK’s assassination ie. the behavior of the press and it’s clergy and/or the behavior of the clergy and it’s press and Jackie Kennedy)

Please watch:

FRANK McGEE OF NBC-TV SIGNS OFF THE AIR ON NOV. 22, 1963 (VIDEO VERSION)

IMO Frank Magee is fumbling for words to suppress his hostility and fanaticism and nazily

 stamps his conclusion to that day and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy!

Frank McGee (journalist)

“……one member of the so-called “Four Horsemen” that included NBC newsmen John ChancellorEdwin Newman,

and Sander Vanocur. “

Sander Vanocur

“Sander Vanocur interviewing U.S. Senator and Democratic Presidential aspirant Robert F. Kennedy on the evening of June 4, 1968, shortly before Kennedy was shot and killed in a Los Angeles hotel.”

Isn’t that coincidental?

It is not mir coincidence, in my opinion!

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Back to CBS News and Walter Cronkite

The 36th President of the United States Lyndon Baines Johnson, 54 year old native of Texas, a former Senator, a former member of Congress, former administrator of the National Youth Administration under President Roosevelt in Texas, has taken the Oath of Office aboard an airplane at Love Field in Dallas and is on route back to Washington.

The President’s body is flying back to Washington also accompanied by Mrs. Kennedy.

The President’s wife was in the open limousine along with Governor Connally of Texas and his wife when the shots were fired from an assassin’s rifle in the apparently the 4th or 5th floor of a building overlooking the motorcade route that was taking the President from Dallas airport to down town Dallas for a speech at noon. (licks)

The President was hit in the head and the neck whether by one bullet, however, or two, has not been clarified. Governor Connally was hit in the chest. Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Connally were not hit by the bullets.

A report that a Secret Service man was killed has not been clarified either.

In Dallas, a Dallas Policeman, just a short while ago, was shot and killed while chasing a suspect, a suspected to the assassination in a Dallas theater. The man pulled a gun, shot one policeman, wounded another and but was captured. And when he was captured he yelled,  “It’s all over now,” and screaming hysterically was taken into custody by the police. Of course, we have no information whether this man is the assassin, or not. (licks) A vast dragnet has gone out throughout the Dallas area for any possible suspects to uh the criminal act in Dallas, today.

Former Presidents of the United States uh Truman, Hoover, and Eisenhower, as far as we know, have all been informed. At uh Independence, Kansas Mrs. uh Truman said that President Truman was too shaken up to make any comment at the moment. We have not heard from former President Hoover uh who is at the Waldorf Tower Suite in which he lives, but uh has made no comment as yet. (licks) Former President Dwight David Eisenhower also is in uh New York and his statement is this: I share the sense of shock and dismay that all Americans feel at the despicable act that resulted in the death of our nation’s President. Mrs. Eisenhower and I also join with all other citizens in expressing our personal grief and prayerful concern to Mrs. Kennedy and all other members of the family. That statement from former President Eisenhower.

In Boston, Massachussetts the late President’s home (Walter Cronkite adjusts his glasses) Richard Cardinal Cushing,  a life long friend of the Kennedy family, made plans to leave immediately for Hyannis Port (licks) uh to be with uh Mr. Joseph P. Kennedy and the President’s mother uh Mrs. Rose Kennedy. (licks)

The Cardinal (Walter Cronkite takes glasses off again and puts them on again [See nazi?]) officiated at the marriage of President Kennedy and Jaqueline Kennedy in 1953. (Walter Cronkite takes his glasses off and lays them on his desk)

It will be a particularly poignant time for the Kennedy family next week. The two Kennedy children uh both have birthdays next week. John 3 November the 25th and (Walter Cronkite puts on his glasses) Caroline 6, on November the 27th.

An entire nation (takes off glasses) has almost come to a stop today uh in the wake of the horrible news. Uh, the Stock Market after getting the first news before it was known that the President had died. Prices began to plummet and the stock, the New York Stock exchange, and all other commodity and stock exchanges across the country, closed. Uh in New York all the theaters were immediately darkened and will not open tonight.(licks) Schools were let out across the country. (Walter Cronkite puts his glasses back on and licks)

We reported to you on the arrest of that individual in Dallas. He is being grilled now. He is said to be 24 years old. The name has been given for him by Dallas Police as Leo H. Oswald. Although, as the Dallas Police themselves say, there is no information as yet that he is the assassin. He was being chased as a possible suspect however when he did pull a gun and he killed a Dallas Policeman at that moment. A tragic day in the city.

We still haven’t heard definitely whether a Secret Service man uh died in the fuselade of shots. That was the rumor but rumors do spread rapidly at a time like this and there’s no proof that that actually took place as yet. (licks)

“Fuselade of shots” was a description in the testimony given by Secret Service Agent Roy Kellerman

when examined by The Warren Commission. 

Odd that they used that description before the testimony had been acquired!

It is as if CBS News is a bit ahead of the witnesses, or was that some sort of a threat, or suggestion, or both?  

We learn now that definitely Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson, the new First Lady (takes off glasses) and Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy are accompanying President Johnson uh (puts glasses on) back to uh Washington in the Presidential Plane. Uh they left uh they left Dallas just a short while ago. They’re due back in Da in Washington at approximately 5:30, we are told, at which time uh President Johnson will have to take into his hands the reins of the most powerful nation in the world. (licks)

President Johnson as you know is 54 years old native of Texas of a city called Johnson City ,Texas (takes off glasses) which is a little bit west of Austin, Texas where uh Mrs. Johnson has a radio and television interests, our affiliate station there. She has other television and radio stations in Texas.

President Johnson has been interested in politics since he was in Southwest Texas State Teachers College. He studied law. He went to Congress in 1937 after having served as National Youth Administrator in Dallas under President Roosevelt. He was a favorite of President Roosevelts. He was a New Dealer in the early days of the New Deal although his politics had turned somewhat more conservative over the recent years. He had sought the Presidential Nomination that was won by President Kennedy and was probably uh had about as good a chance as any of the runners up when President Kennedy then a Senator from Massachussetts swept the Democratic Convention in Los Angelos in 1960. (licks)

It was a surprise when President Kennedy announced that Lyndon Johnson was his choice for Vice President. And it was thought that he brought him into the ticket primarily to help swing a recalcitrant south including the rather important state with a heavy electoral vote, the state of Texas. It was in Texas today where President Kennedy

 after 3 years of that administration met his death. (Walter licks 7:54/10:20)

Isn’t the Met another name for the Metropolitan Museum where the Temple of Dendur is housed that was donated by Egypt to Jackie Kennedy for her help saving a bunch of relics and temples while the Aswan Dam was improved with the help of LBJ, I think?

The temple has to do with some Pharaoh chick named 

Hatshepsut or to put it another way

She Puts Hat

and another

The Phat USS?

Play on Words? I don’t know. Sharon Stone? 

Quite a resemblance too!

who thought she was related to Amen-Ra in some  fashion and what was left over of her was her liver. Recently other Egyptian relics were stolen while Egypt was ousting their leader Mubarak. 

The Met might explain the strange street man interviews with actors that probably reside in Manhattan.

Does seem to be related somehow! 

IS GOD TRYING TO TALK TO

SOMEBODY

IN AMERICA?

“Nearly 4000 years ago, the Hebrew God gave Egypt’s king opportunity to do the right thing by letting His people go. The Almighty used words of admonition, nothing more, through Aaron and Moses. Yet when Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, God’s rod became his lectern, and weather, among other things, helped bring Yahweh’s significant point across.”

Was Hatshepsut that unnamed Pharoah?

No man?

Please read these two articles:

Salute No Man *

 Tell No Man *

  

Eric Severeid has just moved in. Eric do you have a word or two?

Erik Severeid: Walter, I thought perhaps that we might talk (adjusts glasses and fiddles with his ear lobe for a while) a little about the new President of the United States. I have been trying to put down a few notes about the life and the nature of Lyndon Baines Johnson the man that our thoughts will be upon very soon.

He is 55, Walter, not 54. He was born in August of 1908.  (finishes adjusting his glasses) He is really in the prime of life for the responsibilities of the Presidency at a point where a mans experience and his energies meet at a rather high unusual level. He was born in Texas near that Hamlet called Johnson City and the family flag flies there over the LBJ Ranch. He is a lawyer by education, a politician by instinct and by great success.

It is obvious that Walter and Eric don’t see eye to eye.

 IMO he is a deceiver that lacks heart and soul. (The opposite of Walter Cronkite.)

A machine.

He appears to me to be a boss and seems remorseless, emotionless, and definitely slick. I distrust his motives and his behavior. I do not however discount whether LBJ’s intent was to be a good Senator, VP, or President, because I really don’t know.

But I can see through Erik Severeid’s MO. ie manipulation and propping!

 I take him for a man that goes with “the power” no matter who or what it is, because it serves his purpose,

however he does provide intelligence and information.

Back to Erik Severeid

He was a very young aide to President Roosevelt during the New Deal days working on Youth projects. (He was probably Roosevelt’s son???)  He first went to the House of Representatives in 1937 when he was only 29 years old and he became the protege of Sam Rayburn the great Texan who ran the House as Speaker longer than any man in our history, including Henry Clay. Johnson (takes off glasses and sets them on the desk)) went to the Senate in 1949. He won in Texas by a very silent majority vote of 87 actually, and he became without much doubt the most effective Majority Leader in the history of the Senate. His energy was prodigious. He lived always in a whirl of activity.

He put most Senators in his personal debt by one service or another.

 His fame in Washington itself became very great during those Eisenhower years when he led the opposition majority in the Senate. And his power at that time was considerably greater than it was, his real political power than in these years when he had been the Vice President. Johnson has been called by some a liberal by conviction and a intellect, a conservative by geography. His political alliances in Texas were with the more conservative uh Texas Democrats who have managed the state for a good many years. But in most national matters he was always regarded as what we call a progressive including on the issue of Civil Rights, and this again was in the pattern and the image of his protege Sam Rayburn. He is a fairly wealthy man. Uh, the family holdings, some in the name of his wife Lady Byrd, include television stations, as well as, that family ranch.

(So far in this monologue Erik Severeid has not licked! What does it mean? I don’t know. There is more and eventually he does:)

 

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