Sat, Nov 7

2007—Private Jessica Lynch accuses the Pentagon of exploiting her capture for propaganda purposes. 1983—The all-woman Armed Resistance Movement bombs the U.S. Capitol; $1 million in damage results. 1961—Under Sec. of State George Ball warns JFK, “Within five years, we’ll have 300,000 men in the paddies and jungles and you’ll never find them again.” JFK tells Ball he’s “crazier than hell. That just isn’t going to happen.” 1957—Ike tells close aides that in the event of nuclear war, “You might as well go out and shoot everyone you see and then shoot yourself.” 1940—The mile-long Tacoma Narrows bridge wiggles, wobbles, and then falls down. Washington State …

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Fri, Nov 6

2018—Nevada’s 36th district elects brothel-owner Dennis Hoff to the State Assembly by a huge margin. He’s been dead for three weeks. 2016—FBI Director James Comey says never mind about those emails. 2012—Trump tweets, “The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.” 2000—Saddam Hussein stops accepting dollars for oil, thus undermining U.S. hegemony and possibly shortening his own life. 1998—Newt Gingrich says he’s resigning as Speaker of the House because he’s “not willing to preside over people who are cannibals.” 1984—Reagan defeats Mondale—it’s mourning in America. 1977—A dam owned and modified by the Toccoa Falls Bible Institute in Georgia fails, killing 39 people. 1971—The AEC …

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Thurs, Nov 5

2004—A Franklin Co. Ohio official reports that Pres. Bush’s 3,893 vote total in one district is erroneous—only 638 ballots were cast. 1986—’Nam vet Ron McIntosh hijacks a helicopter and uses it to free his girlfriend from the Federal prison he escaped six days earlier. 1975—Dick “Dick” Cheney becomes White House Chief of Staff, Donald Rumsfeld becomes Secretary of Defense, and George H.[H.]W. Bush becomes Director of the CIA. Gerry Ford is allowed to stay on as President. 1974—In New Hampshire, Louis C. Wyman gets 355 more votes than John Durkin. It ain’t over yet, though; 317 days later, Durkin’s a Senator. 1968—George Wallace wins five …

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Wed, Nov. 4

2008—As America elects Obama, California restricts LGBT rights. 1979—Militant Shi’ite Muslims take 66 Americans hostage in Teheran, dooming the Carter administration. 1964—Lenny Bruce is found guilty of obscenity in New York City. 1960—In Dallas, a vicious “Mink Coat Mob” angrily confronts Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson. Revulsion at its tactics cost Nixon Texas. 1958—A U.S. B-47 bomber carrying nukes crashes near Abilene, Texas. High explosives detonate. Nuclear materials are recovered later. 1955—CIA HQ responds to Caracas Station re: report that Adolf Hitler has been seen in Argentina—“we suggest that this matter be dropped.” 1952—Univac I gives CBS a nearly dead-on prediction: Eisenhower 438, Stevenson 93. …

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Tues, Nov 3

1998—Charlotte Burks [D] is elected to succeed her late husband, Tennessee Senator Tommy Burks. Without campaigning, she gets 95 percent of the votes cast. Byron Low Tax Looper, a Republican who murdered Burks two weeks earlier, gets five percent. 1986—A Lebanese newspaper reveals that the U.S. has been selling arms to the Ayatollah’s regime in Iran. 1979—Communists are fired on by Klansmen and Nazis in Greensboro, N.C.. Five die and 11 are wounded, but three trials yield no convictions. 1969—In a speech which proves to be fatally effective, Richard Nixon conjures up his “Silent Majority.” 1964—Lyndon Johnson is elected as the peace candidate. 1956—Israeli Defence …

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Mon, Nov 2

2005—The Washington Post reveals that the CIA is protecting democracy by running a secret gulag. 2004—Warren Co., Ohio officials say a “terrorist threat” is why they’re counting votes behind locked doors. 2002—“We know he [Saddam Hussein] has chemical weapons,” says George W.[MD] Bush. 2000—A Maine TV station reports that George W.[MD] Bush got busted for drunk driving in 1976. 1988—A Cornell grad student nukes the ’net by releasing an experimental Morris Worm into MIT computers. MIT grants him tenure 18 years later. 1972—The Seafarers International Union [SIU] gives $100K to Nixon’s campaign. The Justice Dept. drops an indictment of the SIU for making illegal campaign …

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