Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, April 4, 2015

47 Years Ago Tonight, Shit Got Real Ugly

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed 47 years ago.

Riots broke out in over 100 cities.

The FBI was tasked with investigating the assassination, but given that the Director, J. Edgar Hoover, hated Dr. King and had tried everything he could think of to destroy his reputation, well, you can guess how hard they looked into it.

As an aside, there's been a lot of criticism about the governor of Missouri and how the lack of response by the National Guard to the second Ferguson riot (the one after the grand jury verdict) may have contributed to some property destruction. Yet nobody got killed, which was not the case with most of the 1968 riots.

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