This Is Jim Schutze, Reporting Live from the 50th Anniversary of We're Not Allowed to Say

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WHERE ARE THE BAGELS?
1:52 p.m.: Spent the last couple hours freezing my intellect off with Austin provocateur radio host Alex Jones and a gang of about 150 of his "InfoWars" followers who matched to Dealey Plaza chanting "No more lies." I called ahead to a foreign documentary crew inside the barricades to tell them Jones and his posse were on their way.

The documentarian was vey chagrined to be locked up inside Dealey Plaza when, as he said, "It sounds like the story is out there." He said he would try to re-position his people to be able to film Jones and his army approaching.

Ah, but those clever event planners had foreseen just such an eventuality. When the Joneses reached the barricades, they saw just ahead of them a banner the width of the street and four stories high hanging from a crane in the middle of the street, blocking view of them from people inside Dealey Plaza. Jones, who was broadcasting every inch of the way, dummied up and got polite when he reached the barricades.

I walked and listened to what he had to say. I have heard snatches of his show in the past, but I really am not familiar. He talked a lot about the stage-management of the event, the careful chhoreography and the complicity of the mainstream media in agreeing to stick to the script. By the way, I don't think I saw any other journalists with us until we got to the barricades.

I see from comments below that some readers view all of this as a question of who is telling the truth about the Kennedy assassination. I just don't see that as the most important question. In fact I don't care who killed JFK. More on that Monday.

For me the much more important question is exactly what Alex Jones says it is. Do you really want to turn over your own destiny and the destiny of the nation to a bunch of speech-suppressing message-shapers? I don't care what anybody's message is. I want to be able to hear them all. I don't want some weasel dreaming up four-story banners to hide the rest of the landscape from me. Don't need it, don't want it, don't think it's American.

You want to tell me maybe that Alex Jones is self-seeking. But the most self-seeking thing I saw out there today was that banner.

10:14 a.m.Dropped by the Meyerson Symphony Hall, staging area for the Kennedy Assassination Park Cities Partaaaay! this morning at 9:15 a.m. to check out security, make sure they're not letting in any riff-raff except for me. I scored a non-media ticket by means I cannot reveal because I wanted to have the real experience.

Smooth as silk, man! Showed my special VIP Park Cities parking pass, also scored by unorthodox means, drove on in, garage was full up but I found me a handicapped spot (it's a social issue). Walked into the opera house or whatever it is and showed my driver's license to a lady at a table. She gave me a darling turquoise wrist band with a very smart sewn black border, and I went upstairs.

They were all there, man. I am talking about the swells, the heavies, the movers and Quakers of our unfair city's cream, Della, cream. Wow it was something.

A very nice young businessman, friend of my son, approached me, a bit naively perhaps, to shake my hand. He said he had applied for a ticket, didn't get one, but, "Then I got a call [winky winky]."

Yeah, well, I got me one of those calls, too, and I got a ticket. I think a lot of folks sitting around drinking coffee and eating bon-bons in the lobby of the concert hall or whatever it is got those calls, too. I will say this about that: Any security porous enough to let me in is my kind of security.

So I have left now because I really do not want to get on their bus and be their prisoner for the day inside the concertina wire at Dealey Plaza. I am headed to Belo Gardens to witness the assassination of Alex Jones, then maybe get a hot dog on the street, wander on over to Dealey and see what the action is. Will keep you posted.


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everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

Tired of the whole debacle.

I'll be glad when enough of the boomers have died that no one gives a shit about their phobias and neurosis anymore and we aren't all subjected to their group therapy via the mass media.

rusknative
rusknative

NEW BUNCH CALLED "OCCUPY DEALEY" WITH TEAPARY ALEX DOING THE JESSE WATERS BILL O'REILLY IN THE STREET INTERVIEWS MAYBE

JimSX
JimSX topcommenter

I am very embarrassed. Here I thought I had crashed the inside pre-party, and now I learn it was not the pre-pre party, which was at the Omni. The people with whom I rubbed shoulders briefly at the meyerson may have been mucketies but they were not micket-mucks. My social ambitions dashed again. Oh well. You can bet the night before the pre pre party there was a pre pre pre party outdoors in the woods on the Perot estate where they danced naked and sacrificed cats.

ozusco1
ozusco1

in rain or shine, best, from an aussie in australia, ty 4 this month

James080
James080

" Do you really want to turn over your own destiny and the destiny of the nation to a bunch of speech-suppressing message-shapers?"

Are you implying that President Obama is in town?

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

The Dallas Morning News has lifted their paywall.

JohnSmallBerries
JohnSmallBerries

So you are standing right next to the guy you want to hear and then complain that you don't get to hear what he has to say?

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

Hey.  We reside in a tightly wound town.  I'd like to say something outrageous and edgy but Kenneth may finally have found that frequency Dan Rather asked about.  Homeland Security is monitoring this net.  City Hall has erected the sight barrier.

And there is a guy right behind you trying to poke you in the calf with his umbrella.

Unfortunately, it's probably no joke.  Just to get a ticket you had to pass an NSA background check.  How would you like to live in Washington D.C.  I bet that is a laugh a minute with all those pompous bureaucrats stopping traffic in the name of security.

Between the InforWars nuts on one side of the fence and the spooks on the other, how does a fella spot normal?

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

Probably "got the call" once the inclement weather threatened to cull the crowd.  Yer filler, man!

BTW, my little sister wants to know if you saw Justin Bieber.

Say the word and I think I can empty DISD into downtown with uniformed school girls.

mcdallas
mcdallas

Is Mayor Mike yelling at us in his speech?

Oxtail
Oxtail

Schutze, why all the Park Cities angst? LHO was from Oak Cliff. Get your monikers right. Dallas is the "City of Hate" and the Park Cities are merely "The Bubble." Perhaps if the event 50 years ago was more VIP then LHO would have never been famous.

r.sanden
r.sanden

Someone is probably profiting off of today's exploitation...


Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

@everlastingphelps Hey - I'm one of those boomers and not only me but everyone I know my age is equally fatigued by all this false mea culpa wallowing.  

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

@James080 

What a deflation.  Jacked up security to keep out the Right, and the Prez just went over to his grave instead of going to the scene of the crime.  

Should have held a fundraiser at the Omni.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@holmantx Sadly, they still haven't lifted their standards of journalism.

James080
James080

@Oxtail  

You bring up an interesting hypocrisy about Mr. Schutze. Jim firmly supports the  writings of JFK conspiracy profiteer Robert Groden, who espouses countless theories about JFK being the victim of conspiracies from Moscow to Havana to Washington, DC. On the other hand, Jim constantly reminds is readers that "Dallas killed JFK" by fostering an atmosphere of hate.


Now as I see it, Jim, you can logically grasp one belief, but not both. Either your best friend and favorite 2-Hour Photo Processor-turned-author is correct and there was a massive conspiracy to kill the president, or the atmosphere of hate in Dallas circa 1963 kill the president.  Of course if an atmosphere of hate could actually kill politicians, Washington DC would be a ghost town.  

The truth is, and no one has a shred of evidence to the contrary, a disaffected communist drifted from his home in Louisiana and moved into a rooming house in Oak Cliff six weeks before the assassination in an effort to reconcile with the wife he regularly beat. Oswald, acting alone, shot the president form the School Book Depository Building, then murdered Officer JD Tippit, and was subsequently arrested hiding in the Texas Theater.


ozusco1
ozusco1

your comments are good too

kayo
kayo

@James080 @Oxtail Then HE was murdered by a local strip-club owner with mob connections, who was able to stroll up and pump a bullet into him with police standing inches away.  Right.  Open and shut. 

kaspreen
kaspreen

@James080 @Oxtail Then there's the magic bullet that didn't explode, causing 7 separate wounds in two different people, and the exploding, fragmented bullet that completed the task, all fired from the same gun.

deannarae64
deannarae64

@James080 @kayo @Oxtail Keep writing "conspiracy profit" in all your posts and we'll see that you're limp-wristed Steve Fagin or Gary Mack.
The time line / prison transfer is more make-believe disinfo in order to make the Ruby-did-it-to-spare-Jackie-a-trial fable. And you bought the fable. LOL!

James080
James080

@kayo @James080 @Oxtail  

Study the time-line on the prison transfer and Ruby's movements, then decide if it was a "mob hit." Or keep letting other people with a conspiracy profit motive tell you what to think. 

kaspreen
kaspreen

@kayo @James080 @Oxtail And we think in 2029 (or is it 2038?) when the secret vault is open and the files are available to the public, we'll then have "all" the answers.  There's probably a Twinkie in there, still edible

roo_ster
roo_ster

@kaspreen @James080 @Oxtail Great uncle on my mother's side fought in WWI.  He had a total of seven entry & exit woulds from one 7.92x57 Mauser rifle round.  Like Thomas, at age 9 I required proof and got shown the scars. 

James080
James080

@kaspreen @James080 @Oxtail  

No magic, just physics. You should try getting your science from actual scientists instead of conspiracy profiteers.

casiepierce
casiepierce

@kaspreen @James080 @Oxtail Shoulda watched that NOVA special last week. No magic bullet, and not seven wounds and not fragmented, just squished after going through Kennedy's neck, Connoley's chest and wrist and kinda his thigh.

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