Killing Lincoln

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  1. BrulesRules

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    Saw a commercial for a movie about the Lincoln assassination, it's going to premier this Sunday on National Geographic Channel. It's their first attempt at a scripted drama..and Tom hanks does the narration...sounds pretty cool.

    [video=youtube_share;3-QoUlLVBmM]http://youtu.be/3-QoUlLVBmM[/video]
     
  2. pheelios

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    JFK/Lincoln similarities?
     
  3. BrulesRules

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    I don't think it really goes into conspiracy aspects rather than just telling the story of the assassination...not sure though.
     
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    Meh...
     
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    Bill O'reilly wrote the book I think
     
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    I'm sure it will be interesting..i just finished a documentary on Netflix about Sherman's March
     
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    ughhh
     
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    There is something very compelling about Lincoln that has nothing to do with slavery or black people. Human dignity or something like that
     
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    Pffff :coffee:
     
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    He's obsessed with assasination

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    April 14, 1865. One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing “a tyrant,†as he charged — the 16th President of the United States. And in one moment, our nation was forever changed. This is the most dramatic and resonant crime in American history: the true story of the killing of Abraham Lincoln. From Executive Producers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, and narrated by Tom Hanks, National Geographic Channel's first original docudrama, Killing Lincoln, based on the New York Times bestseller, combines re-creations with historical insight in a thrilling chronicle of the final days of President Lincoln and his assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Based on Bill O'Reilly's best-selling book.

    :facepalm:
     
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    I agree..but that is my favorite era of history..loved the movie Lincoln, the show Deadwood was awesome.
     
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    We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

    :)
     
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    Will there at least be vampires mentioned?
     
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    LINCOLN & KENNEDY COINCIDENCES

    (last updated April 14-24, 2012)
    Readers are invited to add to this developing and evolving compilation of coincidences:
    - Lincoln's name has 7 letters
    - Kennedy's name has 7 letters

    - In Lincoln's & Kennedy's names the vowels & consonants fall in exactly the same place;***
    in the order c, v, c, c, v, c, c

    - Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846
    - Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946

    - Lincoln was elected president in 1860
    - Kennedy was elected president in 1960

    - Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln
    - Lincoln had an aide named Kennedy

    - War was thrust upon Lincoln almost immediately after inauguration
    - War was thrust upon Kennedy almost immediately after inauguration

    - Lincoln ordered the Treasury to print its own money
    - Kennedy ordered the Treasury to print its own money

    - International bankers may have arranged the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy

    - Lincoln gave negroes freedom and legalized equality
    - Kennedy enforced equality for negroes

    - Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863
    - Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963

    - Lincoln was loved by the common people and hated by the establishment
    - Kennedy was loved by the common people and hated by the establishment

    - Lincoln was succeeded, after assassination, by vice-president Johnson
    - Kennedy was succeeded, after assassination, by vice-president Johnson

    - Andrew Johnson was born in 1808
    - Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908

    - Andrew Johnson's name has 13 letters
    - Lyndon Johnson's name has 13 letters

    - Andrew Johnson had a pug nose and slicked-back hair
    - Lyndon Johnson had a pug nose and slicked-back hair

    - Lincoln was sitting beside his wife when he was shot
    - Kennedy was sitting beside his wife when he was shot

    - Rathbone, who was with Lincoln when he was shot, was injured (by being stabbed)
    - Connally, who was with Kennedy when he was shot, was injured (by being shot)
    - Rathbone's name has 8 letters
    - Connally's name has 8 letters

    - Lincoln's wife held his head in her lap after he was shot
    - Kennedy's wife held his head in her lap after he was shot

    - Lincoln was shot on a Friday
    - Kennedy was shot on a Friday

    - Lincoln was shot in a theatre named Ford
    - Kennedy was shot in a car made by Ford

    - Kennedy was shot in a car named Lincoln

    - Lincoln's bodyguard was away from his post at the door of the President's box at the theatre
    - Kennedy's bodyguards were away from their posts on the running-boards of the President's car

    - Lincoln was shot in a theatre and his assassin ran to a warehouse
    - JFK was shot from a warehouse and his alleged assassin ran to a theatre

    - Lincoln's assassin had a three-worded name, John Wilkes Booth
    - Kennedy's alleged assassin had a three-worded name, Lee Harvey Oswald

    - John Wilkes Booth has 15 letters
    - Lee Harvey Oswald has 15 letters

    - John Wilkes Booth was born in 1839 (s/b 1838)
    - Lee Harvey Oswald was born in 1939

    - Lincoln didn't die immediately after being shot
    - Kennedy didn't die immediately after being shot

    - Lincoln and Kennedy died in places beginning with the initials P and H
    - Lincoln died in Petersen's house
    - Kennedy died in Parkland Hospital

    - Booth was shot and killed* in police custody before going to trial
    - Oswald was shot and killed in police custody before going to trial

    - Kennedy's funeral was modelled on Lincoln's funeral

    - Andrew Johnson was a heavy drinker with crude behaviour
    - Lyndon Johnson was a heavy drinker with crude behaviour

    - There were conspiracy theories that Johnson was knowledgeable about Lincoln's assassination
    - There were conspiracy theories that Johnson was knowledgeable about Kennedy's assassination**

    - Days before it happened Lincoln told his wife and friends about a dream he'd had of being shot by an assassin
    - Hours before it happened Kennedy told his wife and friends it would be easy for an assassin to shoot him from a crowd

    - Shortly after Lincoln was shot the telegraph system went down
    - Shortly after Kennedy was shot the telephone system went down

    - Kennedy's father had been the Ambassador to England at the Court of St James
    - Lincoln's son became the Ambassador to England at the Court of St James
    - Lincoln and Kennedy were 2 of the greatest presidents of the nation
    - Lincoln's wife tastefully and expensively re-decorated the White House
    - Kennedy's wife tastefully and expensively re-decorated the White House
    - Lincoln loved great literature and could recite poetry by heart
    - Kennedy loved great literature and could recite poetry by heart
    - Lincoln had young children while living at the White House
    - Kennedy had young children while living at the White House
    - Lincoln's son had a pony he rode on the White House grounds
    - Kennedy's daughter had a pony she rode on the White House grounds
    - Lincoln lost a child (12 year old son) to death while President
    - Kennedy lost a child (newly born son) to death while President
    - Lincoln had 2 sons named Robert and Edward. Edward died young and Robert lived on.
    - Kennedy had 2 brothers named Robert and Edward. Robert died young and Edward lived on
    - Lincoln let his children run and play in his office
    - Kennedy let his children run and play in his office
    - After Lincoln's assassination the nation experienced an emotional convulsion
    - After Kennedy's assassination the nation experienced an emotional convulsion
    - the whole world cried when Lincoln died
    - the whole world cried when Kennedy died
    - Lincoln's funeral train travelled from Washington-DC to New York
    - Kennedy's brother's funeral train travelled from New York to Washington-DC
    - Lincoln Assassination conspiracy theories are believed these 140 141 years later
    - Kennedy Assassination conspiracy theories are believed these 42 43 years later
    - Abraham was the first name of the man who filmed Kennedy's murder in the Lincoln
    - The man running alongside Kennedy's car snapping pictures with his 35mm camera was a salesman of Lincoln cars
    - Kennedy bought a Virginia home that was the 1861 Civil War headquarters of Lincoln's first general-in-chief, McClellan
    - Jefferson Davis was the name of the president of the Confederate states while Lincoln was president of the Union states
    - Jefferson Davis Tippit was the name of the police officer killed allegedly by Kennedy's alleged assassin
    - Lincoln was famous for his wit and for telling hilarious stories and anecdotes
    - Kennedy was famous for his wit and for telling hilarious stories and anecdotes
    - Lincoln was sitting in a rocking chair at Ford's Theater when he was shot
    - Kennedy had a special rocking chair he sat in at the White House
    - Henry Ford bought the rocking chair Lincoln died in and put it in his museum in Dearborn
    - Kennedy's seat in the Lincoln he was sitting in when he was shot is in Ford's museum
    - Lincoln's seat in the Ford he was sitting in when he was shot is in Ford's museum
    - John Kennedy is the name of a character in a 1951 movie about a detective travelling by train
    to thwart the assassination of President Lincoln
    - John Kennedy is the name of the real-life detective who travelled in the train with President Lincoln in 1860
    to thwart his assassination
    - In 1863, the Tsar sent the war fleet of the Russian empire to assist President Lincoln during the American civil war
    - In 1962, during the Kennedy presidency, a fleet of Russian ships transporting instruments of war
    were steaming towards America with less benign intent
    - Booth was loyal to the south, whose Confederate president was Jefferson Davis ----------------------NEW
    - Officer J.D. Tippit was killed [allegedly] by Oswald 2 blocks south of Davis Street and 1 block north of Jefferson Blvd;
    The streets run almost parallel and were named after Jefferson Davis
    - The officer's initials "J.D." stand for "Jefferson Davis"
    - "Davis" is the last name of the people who lived in the house on the corner of Tenth and Patton ---------NEW
    where two empty bullet shells were found in the shrubs after the assassin ran diagonally
    across their yard on his way to Jefferson Boulevard
    - The handgun Oswald allegedly used to kill Tippit was a .38 Smith & Wesson revolver ---------NEW
    - The handgun JFK used to announce his location after shipwreck was a .38 Smith & Wesson revolver
    - The barrel of the handgun found on Kennedy's alleged killer was 2 1/4 inches long
    - The barrel of the handgun used by Lincoln's killer was 2 1/2 inches long
    - There are only two times in USA history that incumbent vice-presidents ran for president and lost: --------NEW
    - Incumbent Vice-President Breckinridge lost to Lincoln in the 1860 election
    - Incumbent Vice-President Nixon lost to Kennedy in the 1960 election




    tl;dr
     
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    i think of Washington and Lincoln, and then our current POTUS, and I sigh
     
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    Sic Semper Tyranus! :grad:
     
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    Death to Tyrants! :pissed:
     
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    Kennedy took dumps, lincoln took dumps...I'm sold.