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8.26.2016

As Far As Art Goes, That's Pretty Good




The Ticket talked about this mural this morning. Then someone remarked "Who would be on the Mount Rushmore" of presidential assassins? (Ok, calm down.  It's just edgy morning radio. We're all adults here.)

But it got me thinking about that question from an historical standpoint. Oswald makes it. John Wilkes Booth is a shoo in.  Presidents Garfield and McKinley were assassinated but does anyone know their killers' names off the top of their heads?  I think I'd place would-be assassin John Hinkley, Jr. where Theodore Roosevelt's face is (Roosevelt shouldn't be on Mount Rushmore anyway.) And then I'd go with Sirhan Sirhan (presidential candidate assassin.)

And that's your dark Friday morning extra random thought.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think Robert Kennedy's son's assassin should be on Rushmore also. Syringe Syringe

Britni said...

This mural is in my neighborhood and everyone is throwing a fit. Mostly the old timers. I walked past it on Saturday and didn't think anything of it. The mural doesn't glorify him. It's private property. It's part of our history. It's art. And really I think the artist did a great job.

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention Wordkyle when Hillary gets elected!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to have Teddy Roosevelt as President today.
Believed in putting our nation's interest first.
Supported immigration but insisted immigrants leave their old allegiances behind.
Was a conservationist and developed the National Parks system.

Anonymous said...

Solid Friday morning topic. This is dicey since it doesn't involve a president or presidential candidate, but James Earl Ray has a strong case to be on an assassin's Mt. Rushmore. He easily has a better case than Hinkley since his target actually died and it had more of a history-changing impact and long-term legacy. If you can make a case for Hinkley, is there a case for the terrorist pilot of United flight 93 on 9/11, if you assume that one of his possible targets was the White House? It's highly unlikely they had any idea that the president wasn't home that morning.

Denney Crane said...

Does anyone still actually believe Oswald killed Kennedy? Here is a compelling story that I find more believable. Of course, it’s been discounted and buried.

Anonymous said...

Charlie Giteau (sp?) shot President Garfield. And the only reason I know that is because of a Johnny Cash song.

Anonymous said...

(Ok, calm down. It's just edgy morning radio. We're all adults here.)

2 old guys who went to North Texas State plus Gordon Keith are not edgy by any stretch of the imagination. You seem really desperate to shill for the ticket radio station at any chance you get. Why is that?

Anonymous said...

Imagine if it was a picture of James Earl Ray.

Triple Fake... said...

McKinley: Leon Czolgosz (chol-gosh)
I knew his name, but would have never remembered the spelling without looking it up

Garfield: Charles Guiteau

Historical sidenote:
McKinley and RFK were killed by shots fired from Iver Johnson revolvers. In an apparent attempt on FDR, the mayor of Chicago was killed with a revolver from United States Revolver Company, a subsidiary of IJ. Doubtful any of this info was used in their advertising.
The company also made bikes and motorcycles. It's not known if this was the brand of bike George W was riding when he took that nasty tumble!

Anonymous said...

Gavrilo Princip. Assassin of Arch-Duke Ferdinand which sparked WWI should be up there.

Anonymous said...

Might want to check the Clinton body count before discounting Hillary and Bill.

Anonymous said...

To be accurate, only one of the old guys that went to NTSU was on the air this morning. Daryl Reaugh was filling in for Craig.

Anonymous said...

Winner winner chicken dinner.

Anonymous said...

Roosevelt shouldn't be on Mount Rushmore anyway.

Boys, git a rope...

Anonymous said...

Don't pick on Teddy Roosevelt!!It was a great President!

Anonymous said...

Why did that dude dog on the Ticket? Obviously not a P1. That being said, it is uncanny how this blog and the Ticket sometimes overlap both information and opinion. I have long suspected that Gordo reads this blog during the show.

Anonymous said...

10:27 Wins. No other discussion needed.

Anonymous said...

Black Olives Matter

Anonymous said...

While we are at it.....What is your favorite disability?

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that I bumped off William Henry Harrison only 31 into his presidency. Include me.

DF The Common Cold

Anonymous said...

Barron , your remark about Roosevelt is way off.
It exposes your ignorance of history and the shape of things back then.
You are more similar to trump than you think.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

(Ok, calm down. It's just edgy morning radio. We're all adults here.)

2 old guys who went to North Texas State plus Gordon Keith are not edgy by any stretch of the imagination. You seem really desperate to shill for the ticket radio station at any chance you get. Why is that?

Barry gets material from the Ticket most every day.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did that dude dog on the Ticket? Obviously not a P1. That being said, it is uncanny how this blog and the Ticket sometimes overlap both information and opinion. I have long suspected that Gordo reads this blog during the show.

Wrong Answer! You got it backwards! Gordo does most of his work while Barry frantically copies it!!

Anonymous said...

"I think I'd place would-be assassin John Hinkley, Jr. where Theodore Roosevelt's face is (Roosevelt shouldn't be on Mount Rushmore anyway.) And then I'd go with Sirhan Sirhan (presidential candidate assassin.)"

If you would list Hinkley, then you'd have to put John Flammang Schrank up there. He's the man who shot Teddy Roosevelt in the chest, right before Roosevelt gave a 90 minute campaign speech, with the bullet still in his chest.

Yeah, Theodore Roosevelt shouldn't be on Mt Rushmore. He only: Started the National Parks, started the FDA, was the first President to begin to put an end to the wrongs against native Americans, pushed through the Panama Canal, fought to open free enterprise by destroying trusts, and pushed the US into the world forefront as an international power. We enjoy, in part, the quality of life that we do today, because of the acts of that great man.